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1936 Phillip 2023

Phillip Connell Holmes

August 8, 1936 — January 2, 2023

Lake Butler

Phillip Connell Holmes, age 86, went to his heavenly home on January 2, 2023. Born August 8, 1936, Phillip has been a lifelong resident of Lake Butler. He was a simple, hard-working man who cared deeply for his family and others. He was also a deacon at St. John Baptist Church. Phillip is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Doretha Reed, his wife of 22 years, Gloria Holmes;  and his sister, Hattie Lee.

Survivors include his son, Derrick Cooper of Rochester, NY; daughters, Tocarria Minafield of Ocala, Chelsea Davis (Torrey) of Gainesville, and Jerrayllius Reams (Domonique) of Gainesville; 12 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A graveside service to honor Phillip’s life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at St. John Baptist Church Cemetery, Lake Butler. Rev. Mike Edwards to officiate the service. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008             

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Saturday, January 14, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St John Baptist Church Cemetery

4980 SW 82nd Way, Lake Butler, FL 32054

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