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October 16, 1954 ~ March 22, 2020 (age 65)


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Visitation will be Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Payton Mortuary. There will only be 10 people allowed in the funeral home at a time. There will be a private family service on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Donnie Wayne Holesome was born October 16, 1954 to the late Nettie Mae Hamilton and James Edwards in Pontotoc, Mississippi. He accepted Christ at an early age, and was a member of McDonald United Methodist Church. On March 10, 1983, Donnie married the love of his life, Bonnette Cherry. God blessed them with thirty-seven years of marriage. Donnie was a family man who loved all and was loved by all. On Sunday, March 22, 2020, he departed this earthly life at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Donnie is preceded in death by his parents: James Edwards, Nettie Mae Hamilton, and Murl Hamilton, and three brothers: David Lee Armstrong, Jimmy Morris Holesome, and Bobby Holesome.

Donnie leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of thirty-seven years Bonnette C. Holesome of Pontotoc, MS; one sister Dorothy Holesome of Peoria, IL; two brothers Willie (Ella) Holesome of Baldwin, MS and James (Brenda) Patton of Jackson, TN; one aunt Emma Harrell of Pontotoc, MS; four brother in laws: Rev. Donnell (Kathaleen) Cherry of New Albany, MS, Lee Cherry of Pontotoc, MS, Henry (Shirley) Cherry of Algoma, MS, and Thomas Joe (Mary) Cherry of Pontotoc, MS. Although he didn’t have any children of his own, he helped raise his nieces PeTrina C. Gates of Pontotoc, MS, Takeshia Cherry of New Albany, MS, Eugenia Holesome of Peoria, IL, and his nephew Eric Holesome of Peoria, IL. He also helped raise their children: Derien Cherry, Stephanie Cherry, J’Kendrick Cherry, Taniyah Welch, LaCora Holesome, Jordan Grandy, Landon Newby-Holesome, Kayla Newby-Holesome, Anthony Newby-Holesome, and one great great niece Kaitlyn C. Cherry. He also leaves a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

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March 25, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Payton Mortuary
262 E Oxford Street / PO Box 692
Pontotoc, MS 38863

Private Service

Payton Mortuary
262 E Oxford Street / PO Box 692
Pontotoc, MS 38863

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