Reginald “Noble” Terrell Holmes, 38, departed this earthly journey on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in Sumter County. Born December 24, 1972 in Sumter County, he was the son of Mary Lee Fleming Holmes and the late Willie Holmes.
Reggie was educated in the public schools of Sumter County, School District #2 and was a graduate of Hillcrest High School, Class of 1991. He attended the University of South Carolina – Sumter Campus, majoring in Computer Science.
From the age of three, Reggie began developing his artistic skills. For 20 plus years Reggie has been creating artwork that can be found in the United States, Korea, Germany, Africa and many other places. He was a humble artist that praised God for blessing him with such a wonderful gift. His motto was “You say it, I’ll spray it”.
Reggie was the owner and creator of Holmes Original and Air Flare. He won several awards throughout the years for his artwork and creative vision. His hobbies were fishing, camping, creating and producing music, cutting hair and cooking. Reggie never met a stranger. His smile could brighten anyone’s day.
Reggie accepted Christ into his life at a young age and worshipped with several different churches. He was a family man that loved to keep in touch with everyone. Reggie shared a beautiful relationship with his fiancee’, Elizabeth “Heidi” Drigger. This relationship was blessed with two children, Melody Celeste Drigger Holmes and Cameron Lee Holmes, both of Sumter.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory: his mother, Mary Lee Holmes; two brothers, Christopher Lamonte Holmes of Sumter and Derrick Bradley of Bishopville; one sister, Tiffany Nicole Holmes of Sumter; one special sister, Christina Williams; four nephews, Christopher Zahir Holmes, Xavier Carmello Holmes, Nigel Bradley, Jaquar Bradley; one niece, Anna Bradley; his grandmother, Mary Fleming of Pamplico; godparents, Louvenia Littles of Sumter and Ed Brown of Jacksonville, FLA; god brother, Larry Brunson, Jr.; god sisters, Sonia Lowery Scott, Kathy Muldrow, and Tamekia Parrott; six uncles; twelve aunts; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Moses Fleming, Alex Holmes, Sr., and Marie H. Holmes; and an uncle, Edward Holmes.
Funeral services will be held 5:00 p. m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011 from the Hillcrest Middle School Auditorium, 4355 Peach Orchard Road (Highway 441), Dalzell, with the Rev. Frank Williams, Jr., officiating, eulogist, Pastor John Lakin, presiding, assisted by the Rev. Eark Lee Timmons, Minister Lakeanlya Robinson and Minister Adeline Albert.
The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, Mary Lee Holmes, 175 West Brewington Road, Sumter.
A wake service will be held 6:00 – 7:00 p. m., Monday from the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc. 821 North Main Street, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the Hillcrest Middle School Auditorium at 4:00 p. m.
The funeral procession will leave from the home of his mother home at 4:20 p. m.
Floral bears and Pall bearers will be cousins.
Honorary floral bearers and pall bearers will be Hillcrest High School Wild Cats.
Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park, Sumter.