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Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Tuesday June 25th, 2019

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Lehrton Cemetery
Tuesday June 25th, 2019
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Eloise Mims Holcomb

SHAW - Eloise Mims Holcomb, age 91, of Shaw, Mississippi, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019, at the Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland, MS.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland, Mississippi.  A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be at the Linn Methodist Church Cemetery. Reverend Greg Chamblee will officiate the services.

Eloise was born on March 12, 1928, to Louis and Lola (McCain) Mims in Webster County, Mississippi. She married the love of her life Joseph Grant "Buddy" Holcomb, Sr.  She was an assembly line worker for Modern Line Industries in Indianola, Mississippi for over 20 years. Eloise was a long-time member of Shiloh Church of God. Ms. Holcomb loved to garden, plant flowers, grow vegetables, cook, quilt, sew and can vegetables. She also loved to go out to eat at Captain D's. She was a loving sister, mother, and grandmother who freely gave of her time and attention to all her family. All of her children their spouses, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren could always count on a birthday card from their granny. She will be greatly missed by all of her many loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis, and Lola Mims, husband Joseph Grant "Buddy" Holcomb, Sr., brother, Henry Carpenter, sister, Louise Mims and a great-grandchild Fred Ware.

Ms. Holcomb is survived by her six children; Betty (Bubba) Mallette of Cleveland, MS, Linda (Mitchell) Crocker of Cleveland, MS, Cheryl (Bubba) Brown of Drew, MS, Joseph Grant (Pat) Holcomb, Jr. Of Wesson, MS, Gail (Greg) Faulkner, of Falkner, MS, and Teresa (Guy) Logan of Cleveland, MS. Eight siblings; Dot Fryer, Mary Alice King, Evelyn Cobb, William Carpenter, Barbara Davenport, Ruth Whisenant, Jerry Caldwell, and Frank Caldwell. She also leaves a host of grandchildren great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Pallbearers are her grandsons; Freddy Ware, Joey Holcomb, Seth Crocker, Sr., Thomas Crocker, Greg Taylor, and Guy Logan, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Holcomb, Sherman Logan, Leslie Steadman, Timothy Steadman, Seth Crocker, Jr., Christopher Taylor, Sammy Holcomb, and Patrick Holcomb.

Memorials may be made to the Cleveland Church of God youth Department 4101 Highway 8 Cleveland, MS 38732

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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I am very sorry for your loss. It is difficult to find the right words to express during a time of grief. But I hope and pray that your family can find comfort in the promise that God will surely remember our loved ones that have passed and promises a remarkable hope of resurrection on earth.(John 5:28, 29)

Iris Jun 30 2019 12:00 AM

Betty Jo, Linda, and other siblings,
I'm so sorry for your loss of your mother Eloise. I remember visiting Eloise and Buddy a few times with my husband, their nephew, Gerald Vowell. Both of them always made me feel welcomed just like family. I know they were good, hard-working people. I remember that Gerald and I received cards from Eloise. May God give you peace and comfort.

Carla Vowell Jun 27 2019 12:00 AM

I don't have many memories of my Great Aunt Eloise, but the ones I have of her and Uncle Buddy are great one. I remember coming to my grandmas (Opal) place in Linn when I was just a boy a couple of times. Once when I was very little, mid 70s, and then later when my pawpaw was dying of cancer. All of those times I was always welcome at Aunt Eloise's home. I remember a small modest place, that was always clean, and felt like home. My Uncle Cary and I dug a trench up the long dirt road to my grandmas house and laid PVC pipe so grandma could have municipal water. It was a long hot day of hard work in the scorching Mississippi heat, Aunt Eloise saw we were hot, and brought a pitcher of ice water. I remember her as a kind woman that would see a need and meet it if she could. Well that went for most Holcombs at that time. She left her mark on me, and I'm thankful to have called her family. I miss home, especially in times like these. I'm sorry I'm not able to attend the funeral.

Chris Clark Jun 25 2019 12:00 AM

To the Holcomb family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Eloise.
When we lose a loved one in death it brings nothing but grief pain and sorrow that's because Jehovah God Psalms 83:18 never planned for us to die Genesis 1:27, 28, he views death as an enemy and very soon his son Jesus Christ will bring the last enemy death that affects all mankind to nothing 1st Corinthians 15:26.
Jesus Christ will restore the loved ones we have lost in death back to life Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life without end Revelation 21: 1-5.

Sacramenta Landrum Jun 24 2019 12:00 AM

Thank You & God Bless You, Chris! Momma was a blessing to us and will be dearly missed....she's with Daddy now. Together Forever!

Gail Faulkner Jun 24 2019 12:00 AM

May she rest in peace.

Chris Balducci Jun 22 2019 12:00 AM

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