Ella Charlene Holmes

Ella Charlene Holmes, 79, of Hazen, Arkansas passed away June 10, 2024 at Chambers Nursing home in Carlisle. Charlene was born on March 6, 1945, the first of seven children born to Charles and Velma Holmes. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Glynn Holmes. She is survived by her brother, Edward and wife Bernice; her sister, Nancy and husband Dannie Ray; her brother, Leon and wife Susan; her brother Lynn; brother, Jackie; sister-in-law, Peggy; sister, Krisie; and a great number of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, as well as a number of great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

Charlene was a graduate of the Arkansas School for the Deaf, where she was homecoming queen her senior year, she went on to further her education at Draughn’s School of Business. Charlene worked for the Arkansas Revenue Department for more than 40 years. She was of Baptist faith, having been a member of Center Point Missionary Baptist Church in Prairie County, Arkansas, and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, for most of her life, Charlene believed in Jesus.

When Charlene was 18 months old, she suffered from a rare brain disorder, which caused her to lose her hair and her hearing. The doctors of Arkansas Children’s Hospital could not find a cure for her and sent her home to die. She regained her hair but not her hearing; she lived another 77 years. Charlene was an overcomer, in more ways than one.

Funeral services will be conducted a Center Point Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 3:00PM, visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 2:00PM. Interment to follow the funeral services in the Center Point Cemetery.

8 thoughts on “Ella Charlene Holmes”

    1. Sharon & Stan Jones

      Prayers for peace & comfort for this family. Charlene was a kind & loving person. She will be missed.

  1. Charlene Homes was a very great friend of mine, even when I was a kid. Mom would always drive me to her house and she would either drive her and I to the state van or she would drive me to school. She would always would take me under her wing and love me like I was her own. I always loved the way she laughed. She always made me smile. To the family my thoughts and prayers are deeply with the family at this time. Please keep your faith going because God loves you and cares so deeply about the family and so do I. We will get to see Charlene in heaven because she is waiting for us. Love you Jennifer.

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