VILLE PLATTE It is with the heaviest of hearts that the family of Rosa Lynn Soileau Holmes, 71, announces her passing on Friday, July 18, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospice, Carpenter House, in Baton Rouge. She left this world to join her Savior in the next peacefully surrounded by members her beloved family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 PM Monday, July 21, 2014 at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church of Ville Platte. Rite of Committal will follow in the Evangeline Memorial Mausoleum Fr. Brad Guillory will be officiating assisted by Rosies son in law Deacon Keith Fontenot.
A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Rosie leaves behind her husband, Oliver Wendell Buddy Holmes, Jr. and their children: Madge H. Fontenot and her husband, Keith of Nederland, TX., Deedra H. LaPlace and her husband, Lance of Baton Rouge, Wendell Holmes, Boyd Holmes and his wife, Sandra all of Baton Rouge and Lowell Holmes of Las Vegas, NV. Her memory will be forever cherished by her grandchildren: Ryan Fontenot, Amber Oleksy and her husband, Tommy, Sarah Fox and her husband, Phillip, Sterling Holmes, Hartman Holmes, London Holmes, Ashton Holmes, Arrington Holmes, Camden Holmes, Gavin LaPlace, Brooks LaPlace and her precious great grandchild, Crockett Oleksy. She cherished every moment she was able to spend with them they were truly the light of her life and her greatest source of pride. Rosie also leaves behind a sister, Theresa S. Reed and her husband, Dr. Dale Reed of Ville Platte. She was blessed with a host of nieces and nephews and countless dear friends, all of whom considered themselves lucky to have shared a connection with such a special individual. She will be deeply missed by many.
Rosie was a lifelong educator, as well as a businesswoman. In the 1970s she owned and operated Tiny Tot College, a private kindergarten and in the 1980s she owned and operated a bookstore, the Wise Owl. Her hobbies included gardening, cake decorating, traveling and bird watching but her passion was always her beloved family.
She will now reunite in Heaven with her parents: Clarence and Marie Vidrine Soileau they surely await her arrival with open arms and joyous hearts.
The family would like to send their sincere and heartfelt gratitude to Dr. John Rainey and Dr. Eduardo Alvarez and their staffs as well as Dr. Brady Guillory and his staff at St. Josephs Hospice in Baton Rouge for their extraordinary compassion and care.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoins Funeral Home of Ville Platte beginning at 9:00 AM Monday, July 21, 2014 and will continue until the Rosary at 12:00 noon.
Family and friends may view the online obituary andor leave words of comfort for the Holmes family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
All arrangements have been entrusted to Ardoins Funeral Home of Ville Platte, 3373632181.