Juanita Renee' Crosby Holmes, 71, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020, from an extended illness, at the home of her daughter, Katie Holmes in Midway.
She was born in Jacksonville, FL January 9, 1949, to the late Ralph and Libby Crosby. An Air Force veteran, she lived in many areas of the United States, but most recently made her home in Blackshear.
She worked at several professions, but her favorite jobs included working for the telephone company as an operator, and in several capacities in the law enforcement field in Georgia and Tennessee.
She will be remembered as a loving sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed her garden, re-doing furniture and she was an excellent cook.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Tracie Renee’ Holmes Fairchild.
Survivors include her daughter, Katie Holmes; two grandchildren, Tanner and Reiley Fairchild; a great-granddaughter, Nova Fairchild; one brother, Rick Crosby (Debbie); one sister, Gayle Crosby Taylor (David); former husband, Kenneth Curt Holmes (Deb); former mother-in-law, Anne Holmes; many nieces and nephews and close friends Judy Crews Belanger, Janie Johns and Renata Anderson.
Memorialization will be by cremation and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.
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