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Elaine was born December 13, 1959, in Warm Springs, Georgia to Mr. Willie C. Holmes Sr. and Mrs. Annie Clara Holmes. She was the middle child of five children, four girls and one boy. She was affectionately called “Laine”, “Mary E”, and “Molly Jenkins”. At a very young age, Elaine joined Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Woodbury, Georgia, where Rev. J. D. Walker is the pastor. She served as a very dedicated member of the Trustee Wives auxiliary and was a very generous supporter of the church.
In 1983, Elaine married Vincent Mobley and during their marriage three children were born, Shondrika, Cotyus, and Demontre. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend.
Elaine loved fashion and style, for herself and others. She loved traveling and she visited several places such as Hawaii, Aruba, and Mexico, and was planning a trip to Dubai for her 65th birthday. Most of all, her greatest trip was when she attended the first inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009.
Elaine was very driven and industrious when it came to her educational and career development. She attended Meriwether County Schools and graduated from high school in 1977. Elaine obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mercer University in Lithia Springs, Georgia, in 2007; a Master of Business Administration from Shorter University in Rome, Georgia in 2015; and she took several computer and technical skills courses at Clayton State University. During her career, she worked for United Way, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Suntrust Bank, GE Power, and Atlanta Housing Authority, in various administrative, quality control, and operations positions.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Vincent Mobley; her father, Willie C. Holmes, Sr.; her father-in-law, Willie Mobley; her husband’s grandmother, Hattie Mae Cullins; her husband’s sister, Linda Buggs; her grandparents, Mr. Willie Frank and Mrs. Clara Bell Fuller; paternal uncles and aunts, Melvin Holmes, Curtis Holmes, Evelyn Holmes, Carolyn Bryant, Mary Fuller, Jessie Holmes, and Larry Holmes; maternal uncles and aunt, Clara Mae Fuller, Willie James Fuller, Johnny Fuller, and Henry Lee Fuller.
Elaine leaves to cherish her memories her dear mother, Mrs. Annie Clara Holmes; loving Mother-in-Love, Ms. Sarah Mobley; three children: Shondrika Mobley-Thompson (LaQuan); Demontre Mobley (Jennifer); and Cotyus Parks (Tamara); honorary daughter, Rochel Williams; nine grandchildren, Jamari Mobley, Kaneisha Thompson, Kayla Thompson,Ku’Niya Mobley, Ava Mobley, Alexandria Mobley, Skylah Parks, Skai Stanley, and Mariyah Stanley; one God-daughter, Keyanna Williams; four siblings, Annie D. Turner (Marion), Willie C. Holmes (Shirley), Vivian Holmes, and Gianna Bonner (Ernest); one brother-in-law Embony Mullins; a sister-in-law Angel Jones; one dear cousin that was like a sister Vicki Ingram; paternal uncles and aunt, Wesley Holmes, Dennis Holmes, and Leila Campbell; maternal aunts, Ruby Searcy and Georgia Fuller; nine nieces, nine nephews, eight great nieces, two great nephews, and one great-great nephew; several women that she considered to be sisters, Pam McIver, Reneé Bentley, Janice Randall-Thomas, LaShawn Bailey, Youlanda Jenkins and Brenda Reese; two very close friends, Vincent Taylor and Sharon Smith; and a plethora of other friends and helpmates.
Final Care Provided by the Licensed Funeral Care Providers at McCoy Funeral Home. You can order flowers directly on the website to be sent directly to the funeral home ***Please send all floral arrangements to McCoy Funeral Home of Manchester,GA.***