Kimberly Anne Holmes

May 19, 1959 - December 9, 2023
Kimberly Anne Holmes

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Kimberly Anne Holmes, born to Doreen Collis and John Gutcher May 19,1959 Ontario Canada. On December 9, 2023, we bid farewell to Kimberly unexpectedly in Wilmington, NC. Preceding death her little sister Tammy Pierce. She will be remembered by her brother Michael Steele, Half-brother Dave Gutcher, and stepbrothers Allan and Mark. Her legacy will continue with her only daughter from Richard Holmes, Chelsey Michelle married to Juston Belton, and Kim will mostly be remembered as “Gee-Ma” to her four grandchildren Kameron, Justine, Charissa, and Marley Belton.

Kim became an American citizen in the 3rd grade, leading to graduating first in her class at Coastal Community as a Registered Nurse. The multiple accolades show through her time serving in the United States Marine Corps, she demonstrated unwavering dedication and an unyielding spirit. Kimberly was proud of her military service and received numerous awards and medals, highlighting her exceptional skills as a Rifle Sharpshooter, a competitive triathlon winner, along with medals of appreciation for saving another soldier’s life during a sudden cardiac arrest, earning her the esteemed Meritorious Mast.

Throughout her life Kim was known for adventure: scuba diving, camping, biking, swimming, and racquetball with her devoted dog Karma by her side.
Her passion is shown through her paintings. Following in her father’s footsteps, she became an avid painter producing more than 100 oil paintings.

Let us unite in support of Kimberly Anne Holmes, a remarkable woman who touched our lives with her compassion, strength, and unwavering dedication. Assistance in raising funds to help offset the costs associated with Kimberly’s funeral arrangements can be made here.

Your generous contributions will provide the family with support during this challenging period, allowing them to focus on healing and cherishing Kimberly’s memory.

Please leave memories and condolences for Kimberly’s family by signing the Tribute Wall below.

Care entrusted to Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • February 08, 2024
    Karen swain says:
    Sending LOVE and Great Appreciation to a beautiful person and Soul . Thank you for blessing the earth with you special love and light and for transcending the pain for all of us. 💜✨💖

  • February 06, 2024
    Shirley Wood says:
    We were chosen kin. I loved that and you dear soul. 💕✨ Thank you for your love and friendship. My heart is with Karma. I pray she is safe with family.

  • January 15, 2024
    Deirdre Bryant says:
    My true Sister. We were so much alike, I knew us meeting, was meant to be. You were closer to me than my birth family. We had a ball in our short sisterhood. It's a miracle you lived this long. And Karma Gurl, what a blessing! My sister, I miss you and love you and Karma Gurl. May God bless your family including Karma, and give you peace. I pray Karma is ok.