Biography: Leonard J. "Lenny" Holmes was born on March 19, 1959 at Harlem Hospital to the late James L. Holmes of Newport News, Virginia and Viola D. Holmes of Ridgeland, South Carolina. God called Leonard home on July 5, 2018.
Leonard received and completed his education while attending P.S. 84, The Lillian Weber School of the Arts in his early years. Additionally, he pledged to be a boy scout, he loved wearing the uniform and being part of a team spirit. He attended Junior High School Joan of Arc, and then attended Benjamin Franklin High School. He eventually received his GED. He was a scholar in Math, and he had a distinctive style in penmanship.
After high school he ended up landing a job in construction. Leonard’s hobbies included playing the drums and playing basketball. He was uniquely gifted in artistry; his illustrations of architectural sketching were exceptional. Leonard will be fondly remembered by those who loved him as a kind spirited, stylist, humorous, and giving person. He cared about others and loved being around family and his close friends. Leonard knew the Lord, he was raised in the church.
During his early years Lenny attended Sunday School at Central Baptist Church and in his later years attended New Light Baptist Church of Greater New York for Sunday Service and fellowship.
To celebrate his life and cherish his legacy, Lenny leaves behind his mother, Viola D. Holmes , his sisters Jackie L. Garrett (Leroy Hill) & Robin L. Holmes-Myers (Brian Myers) , Aunties Annie L. King & Naomi Singleton of Ridgeland, South Caroline and Jerline Mango of Charlotte, North Caroline, Nieces Jacqueline L. Garrett, Nicole M. Myers-Hudgins (Chris Hudgins ), and Tasha Hill, Great Nieces and Nephew Mya Lee, Dallas Hill-Bruckman, Makayla A. Hudgins and Summer Bruckman, and a host of cousins and friends. The Lord looked up and said to Lenny you have fought a good fight your body is tired, now it is for you to come home to me. Lenny said to his mother that morning, the Lord is calling me home and “I’m ready".