Cecelia Yvonne Holmes Newman, 74 of Winchester, Virginia, widow of James Henry Newman went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Mrs. Newman was born on January 26, 1948 in Winchester, Virginia, the daughter of the late William Travis Holmes and Rebecca Jane Doleman Holmes.
She was a member of Jehovah Witness.
A loving mother and grandmother, Cecelia is survived by one daughter, Tonya Newman of Frederick, MD, two sons, Trevis Newman (Brandon) of Greensboro, NC and Derrick Newman of Winchester, VA, two sisters Marilyn Holmes Paige of Berryville, VA, Sheila Denise Boyd of Winchester, VA; four brothers, Lowell Holmes of Martinsburg, WV, Humphrey Ezekiel Holmes of Charles Town, WV, Tommy Gaither of White Post, VA and Greg Whitmore of Martinsburg WV; ten grandchildren, five great-grand children and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, William Travis Holmes and mother, Rebecca Holmes, four brothers, William P. Holmes, Robert Lee Holmes, William Scott “Silky“ Jackson and Michael Pifer, and one sister Gwendolyn Holmes Underwood.
Cecelia was a member of the Elks Lodge, Charles Town, WV. She was one of the DJs at the Lodge. She was so good it became her weekend part-time job. She worked for FEMA Telecommunications Service Center in Bluemont, VA for many years. She retired from Domiciliary Care in Winchester, VA. Whenever you saw her, she always had a smile on her face and a jolly story to tell. When you went to her house she was always on the phone talking to her best friend, Virginia Brown. She loved to cook. Her favorite food was shrimp fried rice from the Chinese restaurant. She loved shopping and taking care of her grandkids. They loved their Nana. All of her friends and family called her Sissy Holmes. Her favorite TV shows were Madea and Family Feud.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Friday,
February 11, 2022 at Omps Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Winchester, VA.
A Celebration of her life will follow at 3:00 pm, 1600 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601.