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Kyle Brian Holmes

February 3, 1984 — September 21, 2019

Kyle Brian Holmes, age 35, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
  
Kyle was born in New Orleans, LA on February 3, 1984, the son of Warren Holmes and Colleen Shannon Holmes, residents of Morgan City, LA. In 1987, his family moved to San Marcos, TX, where he spent his youngest years with his parents, floating the San Marcos River or feeding the ducks at Aquarena Springs on the campus of SWTSU. His formative years were spent in San Antonio, TX where he graduated from high school in 2001. 
  
Kyle had a passion for food that started at a young age. As soon as he could reach the spices and stove, it was game on. “Restaurant extraordinaire” is how he described himself.  Kyle's career and passion was in the restaurant business where he was delighted in meeting and engaging with people and truly had a heart to provide a memorable experience for his patrons.  Quite often in Colleen's kitchen, Kyle would take pleasure in cooking and sharing the evening with her.
  
Kyle was born with a charisma that lit up any room, and he connected with all living beings on a profound level. Everyone loved being with him. You could feel his celebration of life emanating from his aura. He was intelligent, deep thinking, and had a quick wit. He was intrigued by various religions and philosophies, and could spend hours sharing his findings. He and is dad spent time discussing holy scripture and Kyle ultimately asked Jesus into his life.  He was a possessor of relentless positivity. Kyle recently wrote, "for the past few years, addiction ruled me, ruined my life, and I lost everything I’ve ever loved. In my time here [in rehab], I’ve accomplished monumental feats within myself, reconnected with the universe, and am ready to move back into the world-transformed, refreshed, with a completely different perspective, and a new lease on life."  As with far too many young people today, Kyle lost the battle with addiction. 
  
Kyle is survived by his mother, Colleen Shannon of New Orleans, LA, his father, Warren Holmes and wife Tammy of League City, TX; three brothers, Cameron, Preston and Lyndon Holmes all of League City, TX; grandfather, M.D. "Dickie" Shannon III and wife Mary of Morgan City, LA; grandfather Howard "Mac" Stearns of New Iberia, LA; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, all who loved him deeply and will miss him greatly. 
  
Kyle was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Julie Dantagnan Stearns, and his paternal grandparents, Richard and Charlotte Sinclair Holmes. 
  
A Celebration of life will be held on October 26 at 11:00 am at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 1130 N. Rampart St. New Orleans, LA 70116.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kyles name at Shatterproof.org
 
“If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide onto the body of life. … And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” Kahlil Gibran 
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Celebration of Life

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Marks United Methodist Church

1130 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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