Edward Holmes entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at age 77. He leaves to cherish precious memories of his beloved wife Norma Holmes and devoted companion Rae Ann Borne. Father of Graegg Holmes, Sr. (Candice), Monique Holmes-Curley(James) and the late Brandon Holmes, Sr. Brother of Marion Holmes, Connie Singleton and Edwin Holmes, Sr. Proud grandfather of nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one godchild. Son-in-law of Modest Richardson and best friend of James Bell. Edward also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Celebration of Life honoring Edward Holmes on Friday, November 8, 2019, at Fifth African Baptist Church, 3419 S. Robertson Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115 at 10:00 AM. Visitation beginning at 9:00 AM in the church. Pastor Dale Sanders, Officiating. Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery.