PROVIDENCE FORGE — Dwain Morton Holmes, aka “Maude”, 72, of Providence Forge, VA, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everette and Alethea Holmes; siblings, Ernest, Everette, Jr., Rodgers, Tom and Arnell Holmes, Pauline Stewart and Bertha Adkins.
He is survived by his loving devoted wife and best friend of 43 years, Norma C. Holmes. He is also survived by his devoted daughter, Mary Crewe (Pete); one brother, Oliver (Pat); devoted nieces, Gail Adkins, Wendy Adkins, Esther Cannada, Kellie Craft, Karen Canaday, Celeste Stewart, Marilyn Canaday, Daph Holmes, Shelby Stewart Bradby, Alex Fortune, Lauren and Megan Canaday, Corrina, Emma, Anna and Lindsey Holmes; devoted nephews, Glen, Joe and Jeremy Holmes, Daniel Stewart, Sr., and Cameron Canaday. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Irese Whitehead, Helene Stewart, Kathleen and Diane Canaday; brothers-in-law, Alvin (Maurica), Leslie (Juanita), Horace, Clayton (Velma) and Glenn Canaday; special friends, Eugene and Judy Crump, Jeff and Margaret Jefferson, Clayton Stagg and Sylvia Wei, along with numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Dwain was a retired employee of Smurfit-Stone Container of 41 years. He also loved to bake fresh apple cake and Paula Deen pound cake! Dwain loved the outdoors, singing in the church choir, whistling and running the drink booth at the Chickahominy Pow-Wow. He was a member of Samaria Baptist church and the Chickahominy Indian Tribe. Dwain enjoyed being with his family and friends. He was truly loved and will be missed by all.
A funeral service will be held 2PM Monday, April 4, 2022 at Samaria Baptist Church, 8130 Lott Cary Rd, Providence Forge, VA. A viewing will take place Sunday April 3, 2022 from 4PM to 8PM at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either Samaria Baptist Church or the Chickahominy Indian Tribe. The family would like to express their appreciation to the medical team at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Hospital for all the care given to Dwain and the family in their time of need.