Annie Lee Holmes

August 24, 2022

Annie Lee Holmes, of Crawford, passed away on August 20, 2022, in Waco, at the age of 102. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2022, at the Crawford United Methodist Church with Rev. Kent Berry officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers are Gary Walker, Kevin Smith, Greg Holmes, Jimmy Don Holmes, Dub Holmes and Berry Raley. Interment will follow in the Crawford Cemetery under the direction Foss Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Valley Mills, Texas.

Annie was preceded in death by her parents, J.L. and Lottie Alexander; brothers, Robert and Joe Alexander; and her husband, R.W. Holmes.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynda Mitchell; and son, Tony Holmes; grandchildren: Gayle Swearer and husband, Brad, and Christa Stephens and husband, Scott; Great-grandchildren: Morgan Swearer and Reese and Ryan Stephens; brother-in-law, Jim Holmes and wife, Lori; sister-in-laws, Louise Holmes, Joyce Holmes, Connie Alexander and Margaret Holmes and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Annie was born in Crowley , Louisiana, on August 15, 1920. Her family moved to Central Texas in 1935. She married R.W. Holmes in November of 1938. Annie had numerous jobs over the years, but her most enjoyable was that of working at Irene’s Flowers and Gifts in McGregor, where she worked for more than 40 years. She belonged to the Crawford Methodist Church for some 70 years. She was a faithful member of the church. She sang in the choir for many years, and proudly prepared communion, opened up the church and made coffee and provided cookies for Vacation Bible School.

Annie loved God, her family and her many friends and neighbors. She never missed the birthday of a friend and never failed to send get well cards when they were down. She was known by different nicknames to people, but the most loved nickname was “Nanny.” She loved cats, and at times, she seemed to be feeding every cat in town. She also enjoyed playing “42,” Canasta, and going out with friends. She loved following the Crawford Pirates football and basketball, she and attended games for many years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crawford Methodist Church, Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Hospice and Fuzzy Friends Rescue.

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