Keith Holmes

Keith Lorenzo Holmes

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
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On November 17, 2020, Keith Lorenzo Holmes, 59, passed away of natural causes in Columbia, MD, his hometown.

Keith lived a full and joyful life centered on his extended family and wide circle of friends and colleagues. He was an avid Washington Redskins fan, car enthusiast, and a lover of music, art, and poetry. He enjoyed photography and writing for his artistic expression.

Keith was a radio broadcast technician at Voice of America with a career that spanned more than two decades with colleagues that he considered his second family. Early in his adult life, he served in the U.S. Army, where he concluded his career at the rank of Captain. Keith is a graduate of Bowie State University, where he became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, a treasured union of brothers.

Mr. Holmes is the son of Jean Weaver Holmes and the late Allen E. Holmes, Sr. He is survived by his mother and siblings: Allen E. Holmes, Jr., Rhonda-Cheree Johnson, Barbara Holmes, Angela Ingram and Kathryn Holmes Johnson; in addition to brothers-in-law, Gary Johnson, Edward Johnson and David Ingram; and sister-in-law, Toni Holmes. A beloved uncle, he is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Services and interment will be held privately for the family. A Celebration of Life will be held on a date in 2021. Those who would like to be informed of the occasion once it has been planned are asked to email In lieu of flowers and other expressions, the family has requested donations be made to The Omega Life Membership Foundation ( and/or Black Lives Matter (
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Posted at 09:32pm
We are standing with you, Kathryn and family, during this difficult time. Sending many prayers of strength. Rebecca, Nicole, Christine and An.

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Cornelia Randolph

Posted at 02:51pm
Sending light & hope to each one during this difficult time.
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The Melencio Family

Posted at 10:02pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Holmes Family and his loved ones. Keith was a great neighbor who will always be in our hearts.
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Kathy O'Brien

Posted at 02:06pm
While I didn't know Keith, I know his sister Kathryn well. She often spoke of him fondly as a big teddy bear who was well-known and well-liked. My deepest condolences to the family. I hope that you find comfort in your many memories.

With love,
Kathy O'Brien

-khj Posted at 09:02am

Thank you so much for your thoughtful posting , Kathy and for the blessing of your friendship. -khj

Robert Myles

Posted at 12:31pm
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.

Brother Robert Myles
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-khj Posted at 09:03am

Thank you, Robert. Blessings to you and your family this holiday season. Treasure each moment...

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