Leona Elizabeth (Eastridge) Holmes, known by those who loved her as Elizabeth, age 84, was welcomed into her Savior’s embrace on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at Brookdale Assisted Living, Bristol, Virginia.
Elizabeth was a 1956 graduate of Meadowview High School in Meadowview, Virginia. She married her sweetheart, Don, on August 25, 1956, and they had 65 wonderful years together. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who always knew how to make someone smile, and her home cooking would keep them smiling for days. For many years, people from around the region experienced her friendly service as she worked at Piggly Wiggly, Food Country, and the Hobby House. She loved her church, the Abingdon First Assembly of God, and was at every service and gathering she could be. Late in life, she and Don moved to the Brookdale Assisted Living community where they were blessed with many new friends and experiences.
Elizabeth Holmes is preceded in death by her parents, Fowler P. Eastridge and Mary Ruth Eastridge; brother and sister-in-law, Guy and Elizabeth Eastridge; sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Herschel DeBord; sister, Eula Coe; brother, Gene Eastridge; brother-in-law, J.W. Holmes; sisters-in-law, Doris Eastridge and Charlotte Eastridge.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Donald Holmes; son Preston Holmes and wife, Ginger of Damascus; grandson Jacob Holmes and wife, Hannah of Bristol; sisters, Doris Holmes of Martinsville, VA; Betty Coe and husband, Roger of Bluefield, VA; Diane Collins and husband, Bobby of Saltville, VA; brothers, Jack Eastridge of Saltville, VA; Clyde Eastridge and wife, Gilda of Saltville, VA; Doug Eastridge of Chilhowie, VA; Donnie Eastridge and wife, Charlene, of Saltville VA; sister-in law, Kate Eastridge of Abingdon, VA; brother-in-law, Charlie Coe, of Saltville, VA; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Rev. Roger and Wanda Williams and the rest of their church family.
The family would like to thank the staff at Brookdale and Caris Healthcare for treating Elizabeth as one of their own.
For those who would like to make a donation in her memory, please send donations to the Abingdon First Assembly of God at 250 Phillips St NW, Abingdon, VA 24210.
Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guestbook. The family of Leona Elizabeth Holmes is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700).