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Sharita M. Holmes

April 25, 1984 — May 31, 2023

Troy

Sharita M. Holmes

 

Sharita Marie Holmes, affectionately known as “BIG REET” 39, was born in the city of Troy, NY to Lisa Holmes-Apolinaris on April 25, 1984. Sharita transitioned peacefully at home surrounded by immediate family on Wednesday May 31, 2023.
Sharita was the wife of Kareem Thompson of Schenectady, NY. She was the oldest of her siblings, Terrell (Yeliza), Jameliah (Teddy) and Kassandra (Jay), all of Troy. Sharita was the aunt of Lola and Lorenzo who she loved dearly. Sharita attended Troy City Schools where she graduated and pursued a nursing career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She also held jobs as a crew member at McDonalds and later on, Burger King. Her number one job was being a big sister to her siblings, which she held her title very close to her heart. From childhood to adulthood, Sharita was born with a very tough exterior
but a heart of gold. She would give her last to help anyone, whether she knew them or not. She was the number one fan of R&B singer Usher. Among Usher, Sharita enjoyed the 90’s music era. From young, Sharita enjoyed cheese doodles, swedish fish and her favorite meal was fried chicken, mashed potatoes and corn. Do not forget the brownies! Sharita’s favorite pass time was playing Bingo at Auntie’s for “them dollas.”  Besides playing cards and completing
suduko puzzles, Sharita also enjoyed riding around with family and friends, and getting her hair braided frequently by her best friend Essa. Sharita always had a saying for you. Whichever phrase she decided to use, it always came from the heart. On the other hand, she had a way of telling you off, with a particular look you’d never forget, especially if you owed her money. Sharita was survived by her mother Lisa Holmes-Apolinaris, siblings Terrell (Yeliza), Jameliah (Teddy), Kassandra (Jay), all of Troy, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Sharita is predeceased by her father Bryan Watts of Troy and step-father Clarence Maxwell of New York City, Grandmother Inez Chestnut of Myrtle
Beach S.C., and aunt Vivian Phillips of Troy. There will be a memorial service for Sharita on Monday June 5, 2023 at
Bethel Baptist Church, located at 2165 5 th Ave, Troy NY 12180. 10am-11am visitation and 11-12 service. A meal with the family will follow the services.

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