Kim L. Holden, a lifelong resident of New Orleans and Avondale, LA, succumbed to her battle with cancer on Saturday, July 27th 2019 at the age of 60. Kim joins her mother, Cora E. Varnado Holden, father, Charlie Holden, sister, Toni Holden, brother, Alton Holden, late husband, Lionel Thomas, Sr. and uncle, Sterlin Housely in heaven. She is survived by her children, Alasandra Leonard (Corey Leonard), Brandy Williams (Leoance Williams, II), Candace Holden, Lionel Thomas, Jr., Angela Randolph (the Late Troy Randolph, Sr.), Daria Cotton, Tia White and Edgar "Pokey" Cooper; siblings, Charlie Holden (Dorothy Holden), Jr., Rodney Holden (Maria Holden), Alisha Holden, and aunt, Alice Sibley. Also survived by a host of grandchildren which includes Troy Randolph, Jr., Donovan Fleming, Breshae Lee, Jasmine Holden, Kaylyan Cooper, Kawanas Hammond, Tazha'nay White, Cameron Fleming, Keidra Cooper, Brittany White, Daja Thomas, Leoance Williams, III, Sanya Vaughn, Laia Thomas and Karlie Cooper, cousins and friends. Kim was born February 2, 1959 in Roswell, New Mexico to Cora and Charles Holden. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. She loved giving back and helping the less fortunate. There was never a hungry stomach she would not fill. Her passion for family will live on long beyond her years on this Earth. And she knew one thing for certain and two things for sure, when you earned a spot in her family, you were never out of it! A memorial service honoring Kim L. Holden will be held in the Magnolia Chapel of Charbonnet Family Services, 9200 I 10 Service Road East, New Orleans, LA 70127 on Saturday, August 10th 2019 at 1 PM. Interment PRIVATE. Visitation 12 Noon IN THE CHAPEL. The family requests that all attendants wear red, our mother's favorite color.