A celebration of life was held Oct. 6 at Angelic Baptist Church, Bayonne, for Deacon Joseph Holmes Sr. of Jersey City. He died Sept. 30. He was the husband of Neomi Britton-Holmes; the father of Brenda Holmes, Jacqueline Lesane, Sonja McQuarter, Stacy Mosby, Joseph Holmes Jr., Kelvin Holmes, and Derrick Lane Holmes; the brother of Henry Sr., Tyrone, Ronnie, Jerome and Annie Blackwell, Martha Scott, Viola Miller, and Sandra Blackwell-McDaniels; the grandfather of 11; the great-grandfather of six; the son of the late Burgess Weary and Annie Mae Blackwell; the father-in-law of Anthony Lesane; the godfather of Omar Malone; and the uncle, relative, and friend to many more. Services arranged by The Family Funeral Home of Newark.

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