Lorraine (Miss Money) Hughes Holmes of Duquesne, PA, departed this life on July 6, 2020. Lorraine was born July 20, 21936 in Smithdale, PA and was the daughter of the late Virgil Robertson, Sr. And Jessie Lee Vincent Robertson. She was preceded in death by her husband James Holmes, Sr., sister Geraldine Stephens, brothers, Virgil Robertson, James Robertson, Willie Robertson, Clifford Robertson, and Leonard Robertson, and stepson David Dickerson.
Lorraine, a graduate of Duquesne High School, was employed by the Allegheny Health Department working with pre-school children and Magee Women’s Hospital of Oakland, PA. She left her nursing career at the age of 51 to acquire an Associate’s degree in Social Service. She loved helping people with anything that they needed help with. She would go to AA meetings, drug counseling, and anything else that would help a person out. She held skating parties for the children in her neighborhood, sold ice cups to help children pay for their tickets that couldn’t afford it. She wanted to be a wealth of walking information for her community. She also loved taking care of the sick cancer patients and bringing children in her home that needed a place to stay. Whether they needed clothes, baths, food, and just a place to sleep, she was willing to provide that.
Lorraine was a member of the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Duquesne where she served on the Senior Usher Board, Nurses, and Prison Ministry before she became ill. She also tried to help people by going to their homes to bring them to church.
She leaves to mourn, her daughters, Patricia Jackson of West Mifflin, Desonda Hughes of Port Vue; sons, Darin Hughes of Duquesne, Jawuan Hughes (Grandson) of Duquesne, Kenneth Hughes of West Mifflin, Lawrence Addison of North Side; stepsons, James Holmes, Jr. of Reading, PA, Johnny Holmes of Harrisburg, PA, Darnell (Stu) Stuvaints of Pittsburgh; special niece, Trina Shears of East Liberty; devoted friend, George Owens of Duquesne; multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren; host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
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