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Melvin Holmes



Visitation with the Family:
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019
Olive Branch Church, 1115 Minerva Dr, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Celebration of life:
2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019
Olive Branch Church, 1115 Minerva Dr, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Service of Commital and Interment:
1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019
Louisiana National Cemetery, Zachary, Louisiana

Melvin was born December 13, 1962 in Baton Rouge Louisiana, to the late Thomas Holmes and Mary Lou Tolbert-Holmes. He was the seventh child of eleven children. He transitioned from this earthly life on July 27, 2019.

Melvin loved helping others and being surrounded by nature. He was a hard worker and always had the next project in mind. He had a heart for giving and always looked for opportunities to share with someone else.

He was serious about fighting for the things he believed in and believed with a good work ethic and education anything was possible. He never gave up and never stopped fighting even when the odds were stacked against him. He loved his two daughters more than anything in the world and made sure to tell them often.

Melvin was a Fire Fighter with the Murfreesboro City Fire Department, a Military Veteran, and owned his own Lawn Care business; Holmes Lawn and Landscaping. Melvin united with Olive Branch Church in Murfreesboro 10 years ago. He touched many lives, and although his time on Earth was cut short, he leaves behind a lifetime of memories.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Frank Holmes and Emanuel Holmes.

Melvin leaves to cherish precious memories his daughters, Raeven Holmes and Melanie Holmes both of Murfreesboro TN; brothers, Joseph Holmes, Dallas, Texas, Thomas (Stephanie) Holmes, Covington Tennessee, Charles Holmes, Lebanon, Tennessee, Bobby Holmes, Baton Rouge Louisiana, Randall (Jenifer) Holmes, McDonald, Georgia and James Tolbert, San Antonio, Texas, Robert Tolbert, Baton Rouge Louisiana; sister, Lucille Taylor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and several devoted friends.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371