Valerie Holmes

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Valerie Holmes, 47, of Youngsville, passed away in Jamestown, NY, Sunday, November 1, 2020, as a result of injuries sustained in a plane crash.


Valerie was born June 28, 1973, in Warren, to Ronald and Barbara (Martin) Holmes of Youngsville, who survive her. She was a 1992 graduate of the Warren County Christian School and was a member of the Youngsville Free Methodist Church.  Valerie was employed by Ramco working in Cable Management.

She was previously employed at her parents’ business, the Youngsville Hardware store, where she enjoyed chatting with all of the customers. When she was younger, horses were her life. They have always been her “Go to Therapy”. Valerie loved to fly and was currently working on obtaining her pilot’s license. She also enjoyed woodworking and remodeling her house. Valerie will be greatly missed by her family, “extended family” and loved ones.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her two son’s, Alexander McQueen of Warren and Nathanial McQueen of Elizabeth City, NC, and a brother, Michael Holmes of Youngsville.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Harold and Jean Martin, her paternal grandparents, Burnell and Blanche Holmes, and her companion, Alan Fuller.

Friends and family will be received on Friday, November 6, from 12:00 – 2pm and 4 – 6pm at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church, in Youngsville, and also on Saturday from 11am to 12:00 noon at which time a funeral service will be held there with the Rev. Rick Hamrick and the Rev. Kathy Thompson, co-officiating. Burial will be in the Garland Methodist Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Youngsville Free Methodist Church, 179 Davis St., Youngsville, PA 16371.

The Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, in Youngsville, have been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net