Devon Lovay Holmes

Birth Date: 
Sunday, June 27, 1999
Date of Passing: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

Devon Lovay Holmes, 19, of Loudonville, formerly of Wooster died Monday, March 25, 2019 at Wooster Community Hospital. 

He was born June 27, 1999 in Wooster to Dennis Holmes and Pamela Long. 

Devon was a 2017 graduate of Wooster High School where he was a varsity letterman in football, basketball and lacrosse and a member of Young Life.  He was currently a sophomore at Walsh University, where he played lacrosse and was on the Dean’s List, majoring in education.   Devon loved playing sports and always enjoyed the love of his teammates.  He loved life, his family, and friends and was always willing to help others.

Devon is survived by his father of Wooster, mother of Loudonville, siblings Jermaine Steele of Wooster, Dennis Antwan Steele of Amherst, Nicholas Lang of Wooster, Darrion Tinnin of North Carolina, Deyshawn Holmes of Wooster and Dennessa Holmes of Loudonville; fiancée Taylor McCanna of Orrville, maternal grandparents Dorene Long of Loudonville and Larry Long of Shreve; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Fred and Ola Bell Culison.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at West Hill Baptist Church, 2241 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster.  Interment will follow in Wooster Cemetery.

Friends will be received on Monday from 4:00-8:00 PM at the church.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St. Wooster is assisting the family. 

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Monday, April 1, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 PM at West Hill Baptist Church


Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at West Hill Baptist Church, 2241 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster


My prayers are with you all ❤️

I wasn't very popular in school.. but I remember Devon was always very kind to me and even bothered to remember my name, always telling me hi whenever he saw me. We weren't very close, but I knew he was a good person and I'm not sure why God decided it was time for him to come home, but I know he's at peace, with his family before him. I hope his mother reads this, I'm a mother and I couldn't imagine losing my son, I don't know how to comfort you, nor do I know your name, I just hope you are with family right now and have so much support. Stay strong momma. Your boy Devon is watching over you now. I'm sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Devon.

So Sorry For Your Lost, Praying For The Family And Friends. SENDING MY CONDOLENCES

Our thoughts and prayers are with Devon’s family and friends. We are so very sorry for your loss. ❤️

Will be very miss prayers for you all

I was never close to Devon, but he truly touched my soul and I wish I could’ve let him know that before he was gone. He was always so sweet, he didn’t care who you were or what you looked like. So many people were unkind to me and he always stepped in when he saw and that’s more than I could’ve asked for let alone his smile when we passed in the halls, never a negative think to say to me. I’m not very religious, but I’m forever thankful I got the pleasure of knowing him. I’m so sorry to hear this all. I wish all the best for the family.

I love you brother forever and always on my mind and I’m my heart. Imma leave it at this on here because words can’t explain how I feel and I will have more to say. I love you Devon Lovay Holmes

So very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all through this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers.

Praying for the family Rest In Peace Devon

Praying for peace for the family. Just know that he will always be looking out for you. Rest In Peace Devin

I remember in high school I would always pick him and Deyshawn up for whatever it may have been, church, Young life, school and he would always be like dude I got you for food or money, and I never took it nor expected anything and he would feel so bad, and I told him I never needed anything iIn return. Always just a kind heart and was always willing to do what he could for others. Great person and even a better man. Devon everyone will miss your smile man, always knew how to light up a room. Rest In Peace, ny friend.

So. Very sorry Dennis for your loss God Bless

Denny how sorrry for your loss! God Bless

We had so many classes together. I remember when we found out there was a place called Jabooty and he would make me say it to him every single day for the rest of the school year because he thought it sounded hilarious because of my accent. He was one of the kindest people I knew. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rest easy Devon.

I was never close to devon, so I don't have many things I could say. and words fail during these times, so i'll leave it at this. When people got picked on, devon never joined in. when kids were mean, devon was never one of those kids. he sat in front of me in a few classes, and nothing made my days brighter more than his goofiness. I'll always remember the way he saw everyone the same , and never let society choose how he treated people. This was unfair , but I hope you're resting easy.

I was a teacher at Lincolnway Elementary and worked in some of Devon’s classrooms. He always brought a smile to my face as he would try charm me into getting his way . He always had a greeting for me and a story to share with me. He was a kind soul. Sorry for the family’s lose.

Sorry for your loss, I was at round lake when it happened. Such a tragedy

My most sincere condolences for the family and friends, and prayers for everyone. Rest in peace young man.

To All who Loved and Knew Devon,

Devon was a young confident and humble man. His smile would light up the room and his sincerity would melt your heart. Thank you Lord for allowing me the opportunity of knowing him.

Officer Linz

So sorry for your loss

So sorry for your loss. I was head cook at Lincolnway and remember him.What a nice looking young man. So young and full of life.My prayers are with you all.

Deyshawn, I am very sad to hear about your brother. He was a wonderful person and I am so sorry for your loss. Honor him in all you do! Know I will will be praying for you and your family. Love-Mrs. Hart

Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you. May God give you the peace that you seek during this time. Devon was such a respectful young man and his life was taken way too young.

Deveon was always there fo me when no one else was and he was always successful i love you cuz until next time

Devon was a friend of our Grandson. So friendly and always smiling. So Sad his life on earth was cut short. We believe God has plans for him in a better place. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Devon was one of my brother's great friends. He will be missed. praying for the family members.

Little cousin we love you!! Be Free you are protected by God...

I worked at Lincoln Way when Devon was a student there. He was outgoing and often smiling. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I lost my 32 year old son in a horrible accident in 2016 so I can relate to your loss. May God's love give you strength and comfort at this time. Psalm 23:4

No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. May your memories give you peace and comfort. Someone so special as Devon will never be forgotten. We love you all

I had a few classes with Devon through High School and he was such a good kid!! Praying for the family! Rest easy Devon!!!

I remember that you would always be at my house to hang out with Titus. Whether you were throwing the football back and forth or in the garage playing video games. You were always so kind to me. You were an amazing person and it breaks my heart to see you go so soon. I've never really lost someone before and it's insanely hard because I'm not sure what to do. I miss you like crazy and love you. I just I would have told you that before it was too late. You left us doing what you loved, playing basketball. Rest in Peace Devon Lovay Holmes. I will never forget you.

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