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Mrs. Ivy Jane Holmes was born to the late Isaiah Phillips and the late Lula Mae Currence Phillips on January 28, 1937 in York, South Carolina.  She transitioned to her heavenly home on Friday; April 5, 2019 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Ivy was a 1955 graduate of Highland High School in Gastonia, North Carolina.  She was employed at Pinkney Mills for over twenty years as a spinner until she retired in 2001.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers: Johnny, Elphee and George Phillips.

Her precious memories shall forever be cherished by her devoted husband of fifty-two years: Reverend William G. “Bill” Holmes; her two children: William M. Holmes and Loretta Elaine Holmes of the home; one sister: Marjorie (Berry) Crosby of Gastonia, North Carolina; two brothers: David and Freddie Phillips of Gastonia, North Carolina; sister-in-law: Mrs. Frances Holmes Sadler of Gastonia, North Carolina; brothers-in-law: Napoleon (Ibulah) Holmes of Menifee, California; Thomas M. Holmes of Gastonia, North Carolina; Charlie (Nancy) Holmes of Gastonia, North Carolina, and Edgar D. Holmes of Seattle, Washington; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral: Thursday; April 11, 2019; 12:30 p.m.; Gregory Funeral Service Chapel-601 N. York Street, Gastonia

Visitation: thirty minutes before the service at the chapel

Interment: Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia

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  • Monday, April 8, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gregory Funeral Service
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. The bible does provide us with comfort and hope in times such as these, in Revelation 21:4 God says that He will wipe every tear from our eyes and death and pain will be no more.
    ~ Lisa L   Gastonia, NC
  • Friday, May 10, 2019
    We are saddened to know you are grieving the recent loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in the words found in Psalms 34:18 which reads: “ Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15 Isaiah 55;11). See and imagine yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez