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Lee Ella (Holmes) McFarlin

July 23, 1914 ~ August 12, 2018 (age 104)
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Lee Ella McFarlin

Lee Ella Holmes was born July 23, 1914 to Walter and Emma Holmes in Grenada, Mississippi.  Four children were born to this union, two girls and two boys.  She was the eldest child.  Her parents, two brothers, Alonzo and John Eddie and her sister Lottie Mae preceded her in death.

When she was four years old her family moved to Kansas City, Kansas where she attended public schools.  Lee Ella accepted Christ at an early age.  She married Henry Jackson and to this union one son, Richard was born.  Her son Richard preceded her in death.  She met and married Eugene McFarlin in 1957.  He also preceded her in death.  No children were born to this union.

She united with the Eighth Street Baptist Church in 1952, where she was a dutiful member until her health declined and she moved to Victory Hills, an assisted living facility.  Until then she served faithfully as Group Captain of Group #2 Senior Usher Board for many years, was a member of the Mary Magdalene Missionary Circle and was a member and past president of the Sunday School Class #3, until her health failed.

Lee Ella Holmes McFarlin was a loving sister to her younger sister, Lottie Mae Johnson.  Whenever you saw one sister, the other sister was always close behind.  They were in the same Sunday School class, ushered together, in the same missionary circle and attended Camp Ascension together.  These activities continued until her sister’s health began to fail.  They even sat on the same pew at church.

She leaves to cherish her memory one grandson, Tony Jackson; one granddaughter, Stephane Jackson Reynolds (William) of Raymore, Missouri, one great-grandson, DeAngelo Jackson; six great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren; her nieces, Sandra Johnson and Judy Johnson both of Kansas City, Kansas; Avis Berry of Denver, Colorado; and Willa Holmon of Omaha, Nebraska; a host of great-nephews, great-nieces, great-great nephews, great-great nieces, cousins, and friends.


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