Thursday, August 19, 2010

Reality Sets In

Leightyn Nan Holmes

Leightyn Nan Holmes, 5 of Fort Smith went to sing and dance with Jesus on Saturday, August 7, 2010. She changed the world when she was born on July 5, 2005. She was a member of Rye Hill Baptist Church where she was active in AWANAS, choir, Sunday school, and church camp.
Celebration of Leightyn's life will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 11, at Rye Hill Baptist Church in Fort Smith with burial at Lovelace Cemetery in Witcherville under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.
This precious gift from God was given to Landen and Melissa Holmes. She will be greatly missed by her best friend, mini-me, pea in a pod sister Mylea Holmes. Close to her heart were her loving grandparents "Buddy" Robert and "Jo" Bearden of Fort Smith, "Papaw" Linden Holmes of Hot Springs, and "Memaw" Janis Wagner of Clarksville. Spoiling her were her Uncle Nigel Bearden, "Tuncle" Lloyd Holmes, and "Janta" Janna Holmes. Also dear to her heart were many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Leightyn was greeted at heavens gates by her great grandparents Hoyt and "Sissy" Nancy Gordon, Grandma Betty Haynes, Rev. Glen and "Nannie" Ann Wagner, and Lloyd and "Grannie" Lucille Holmes.
Walking Leightyn to her final resting place will be Uncle Nigel Bearden, "Tuncle" Lloyd Holmes, Josh Gordon, "Jon Jon" Jonathan Gordon, "Mr. Tad" Chad Edwards, and "Uncle WeWe" William Wagner. Honorary pallbearers will be Uncle Bill Chandler, "Bette's Daddy" Orville Bittle, Uncle Bill Gordon, "Turtis" Curtis Martin,...

Honorary pallbearers will be Uncle Bill Chandler, "Bette's Daddy" Orville Bittle, Uncle Bill Gordon, "Turtis" Curtis Martin, Logan Edwards, Marcus McGill, Ryan Gillis, and Rye Hill children and youth.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 10, 2010, at Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Rye Hill Baptist Church children's ministry or building fund, 11512 Old Hwy. 71 South, Fort Smith, AR 72916.

1 comment:

  1. beautiful. i love that you shared Lei's pronunciation of her friends and family. very special. her life's testimony is grander than her years. :) it's like a pebble in a pond... the ripples affect such a large area in comparison to the size of the pebble.
    your faith ability to "put it out there" are heartwarming and awe inspiring. and by doing so the ripples just keep growing larger, reaching more and more.. it's infinite. she is infinite.

    love wins.