Like a storm with raging thunder, Denise Francis Holmes, a flame so brilliant and bright entered
this world on November 1, 1979. Without Fear, Denise loved everyone she cared about deeper
than her soul knew how to handle.
Denise and Chris Holmes began their twenty-eight year journey through life together on June
6th, 2006. In 2004, Denise, gave birth to her butterball and added to the family that helped
keep her going through many storms: her adopted children Apreada Holmes and Topher
holmes welcomed their new little brother. She proudly named him Lane Jeffrey Eastep after her
Father Jeff. With their families one, Denise and Christopher Holmes prided themselves on their
journey of obstacles and the amount of kids they could adopt and ‘corrupt’ along the way.
Denise was the first-born daughter of Charlene Francis & Jeffrey Neal Beauchamp. In
the years to follow, Denise would become the fierce and protective big sister of 2
brothers and a sister. Those childhood years would be filled with adventure, sarcasm,
sibling rivalry that sometimes left them wondering how anyone survived those
adolescent years, and a bond that would often bend but it could NEVER break. Those
childhood years saw friendships begin that would span a lifetime and the first stitches
placed in the start of a beautiful romance between Denise and her Soulmate
Christopher Austin Holmes.
Remembering her until their eternal reunion is her husband, Christopher Holmes,
Daughters Apreada Holmes and Paige Ogle, Sons Topher Holmes and Lane Eastep. Her
Mother Charlene Beauchamp, Brothers James and Justin Beauchamp and wife Ashlee,
and Sister Deidra Beauchamp Lewis. Denise was notoriously known for assisting in the
raising of her nieces, nephews, and adopted children. All of which were always
considered her kids in her heart. Nieces Ashley, Grace, Jacklyn, and Kayla Beauchamp,
Bree Ann Saladiner, Isabella and Tyshaley Burns, Ki’onna, Aleigha, and Princess Hall
along with nephews Damien Beauchamp, Kenny Lewis, and Braxton Holmes. Her
extended family of brothers and sisters included Sabrina Thompson, Dennis Hall,
Jonathan Colon, and Karen Buelow, name just a few of hundreds. She had many Aunts,
including Amy Beatty Christenson, in-laws and out-laws, Greats, Cousins, and friends
who are feeling her loss as well… For each and every one who showed her love, were a
part of her story, and journeyed to try to find her forever and always.
They say there is life after death. There is no doubt that standing on the other side was
all those who went before her. For she was loved. Denise, was preceded in death by
her Grandparents Dorothy (Gmom) and Gerald Beatty & Elaine and James
Beauchamp. Her dad, Jeffrey Neal Beauchamp. And her fur baby Arianna who made
her way just weeks before.