Jan. 25, 1942-May 29, 2020

Jimmye K. Holmes, 78, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020, at her home in Natchitoches.  She was born in Marthaville on January 25, 1942, to R.W. and Willie May Knott.

She graduated from Northwestern State University earning a Master’s Degree +30 in Education.

She married George Shove Holmes in 1981 and they resided in Marthaville with their three children, Hal Birdwell, Rebekah Holmes and John Holmes.

Jimmy was preceded in death by her parents, R.W. and Willie May Knott; sisters, DeLois McCartney and Clydie Mitchell; AND husband, Harold Birdwell.

She is survived by her husband, George Shove Holmes; children, Hal Birdwell and wife Bridgette, Rebekah Meshell and husband David, and John Holmes; and a sister, Sue Elliott.  She was blessed with three grandchildren, Zachary Birdwell, Courtney Meshell and Austin Meshell.

A service to honor her life will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 3 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Beulah Methodist Cemetery in Marthaville.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Jody Cantrell, Wesley Birdwell, Austin Meshell, Zachary Birdwell, Layton Kniffin and Mark Birdwell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Davis, Ed Crawford, Billy Deen, Charles Montpelier, David Meshell and Kenny Alford.