Gabrielle Kenan Aurora Holmes, 25, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 1st, 2020.
Gabrielle was raised in Flintstone, GA and attended Chattanooga Valley Elementary and Chattanooga Valley Middle School. She graduated with the class of 2012 from Ridgeland High School, where she enjoyed singing in the chorus. Gabrielle had a childhood passion for doing hair and make-up and decided to continue her education at Regency School of Cosmetology in Chattanooga. She graduated in 2013 with her degree and was licensed in both Tennessee and Georgia.
It was on August 10th of that same year, that Gabrielle married her sweetheart, Dray. The happy couple was wed at Flintstone Baptist Church in front of joyous family and friends, but days later, that Valley Girl began her new life as a wife of an active Marine in Twenty-Nine Palms, California. She and her husband returned to the area the following year after he completed his military service. Gabrielle resumed her career as a stylist, working since 2014 for Great-Clips at the North Shore, Lookout Valley, and Fort Oglethorpe locations. With her talents as a stylist, she quickly built a loyal client base that only wanted “GiGi” to cut their hair. She was of the Baptist faith.
Gabrielle was a precious little girl that developed into an extraordinary woman. She was a supportive wife to her husband, a wonderful daughter to her parents, caring sister to all her siblings, a joy to grandparents, and a loyal and dependable friend who always wanted to help others. Gabrielle had a lovely singing voice, a great sense of humor, and was never short on sass. She had a beautiful smile, and never took a bad picture in her life. A perfect day for her would include ocean breezes, laughter, and a pint of ice cream. She was a beloved, talented young lady who brought happiness to everyone who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, R. L. “Jack” Lomenick and grandfather, Buddy Harris.
Her passing is mourned by her loving husband, Earl Drayton Holmes IV; father, Kenan Hill (Betsy); mother, Heidi Steele (Calvin); grandmother, Marion Lomenick; grandmother, Patricia Harris; father-in-law, Earl Holmes III (Christine); mother-in-law, Lisa Quinn (Eddie); brothers, Aaron Wilson and John Hill; sister Annabel Hill; brothers, Gage and Asa Steele; brother-in-law, Isaac Holmes (Mikayla); numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, and clients.
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A private family burial will be held.
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 8th from 2-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road. Social distancing and CDC restrictions will be required during visitation.
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