Geraline "Jerri" Holmes of Herman, formerly of Potosi, was born on March 7, 1939 in Cadet, a daughter of the late Isaac and Effie Mae (Haggard) Benson. Jerri passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 having reached the age of eighty-one years, four months, and seven days.
On July 30, 1954, Jerri was united in marriage to Jesse Holmes and they shared nearly fifty-five years together.
Those who remain to mourn her passing are her five children, Rhonda Berkbigler and husband Steve, Tammy Dunlap, Steve Holmes, Krista Holmes and Pamela Sheets; twelve grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; four siblings, Ernie Benson and wife Sharon, Betty Link, Linda Miner and husband Clarence and Joyce Wilkerson and husband Jim; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Holmes; also surviving are nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Jerri was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jesse Holmes; a son, John "Little John" Holmes and two sisters, Carol Miner and Norma Jean Yount.
Visitation was held on Saturday, July 18th from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at DeClue Funeral Home. A Funeral Service to honor Jerri began at 1 P.M., held in the DeClue Memorial Chapel officiated by Elder Leonard Compton.
Interment and final prayers were held at Redbud Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the DeClue Funeral Home.