ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Amelia Richards-Holmes, born on May 3, 1944, and passed away on February 7, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Dr. Yolanda or Pastor Cor... on March 20, 2021
Our sincerest condolences to the family and dear friends of The Honorable Amelia Roberts Holmes. We pray God provides each of you with the peace shared in Philippians chapter four of The Holy Bible.

" And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours] ." Phil 4:7 (ABV)

Lady Joyce and Rev. Roland Barcon we love you and we miss you but will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers, but mostly close in heart.

Our love to the family; we are so sorry for your loss. To live is Christ, but to die is gain. Sis. Amelia gained!

Pastor and Lady Cord Franklin and Mt. Olivet Missionary Baptist Church Family of Yorkville in Dallas, Georgia.
Posted by Raymond Ben on March 16, 2021
It was in 2005 thereabout and I've just started my career as an IT practitioner. I became friends with Bhator, later Jusu and Archie whose friendship I will cherish forever.
Very nice and intelligent siblings who will later introduce me to Mot. Holmes(their mother).

She immediately took me into her arms and provided me with an opportunity that I'd appreciate to this day.

Sadly! we got a piece of news sometime in February that this Angel has stopped breathing.
A new realm has awakened and we don’t have a possible replacement.

Writing condolences is often an emotional and intimidating experience. It can be challenging to find the right words to offer support, comfort, and empathy.

We will miss you and your impact on our lives. We will carry those memories together for the rest of our life.

To the Children, I hope we can celebrate the life Mrs. Holmes lived, and always remember the good times you shared as a family.
Posted by Jusu Wendell Holmes on March 15, 2021
Sleep on Mama!!! Love you loads!!!

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Posted by Dr. Yolanda or Pastor Cor... on March 20, 2021
Our sincerest condolences to the family and dear friends of The Honorable Amelia Roberts Holmes. We pray God provides each of you with the peace shared in Philippians chapter four of The Holy Bible.

" And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours] ." Phil 4:7 (ABV)

Lady Joyce and Rev. Roland Barcon we love you and we miss you but will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers, but mostly close in heart.

Our love to the family; we are so sorry for your loss. To live is Christ, but to die is gain. Sis. Amelia gained!

Pastor and Lady Cord Franklin and Mt. Olivet Missionary Baptist Church Family of Yorkville in Dallas, Georgia.
Posted by Raymond Ben on March 16, 2021
It was in 2005 thereabout and I've just started my career as an IT practitioner. I became friends with Bhator, later Jusu and Archie whose friendship I will cherish forever.
Very nice and intelligent siblings who will later introduce me to Mot. Holmes(their mother).

She immediately took me into her arms and provided me with an opportunity that I'd appreciate to this day.

Sadly! we got a piece of news sometime in February that this Angel has stopped breathing.
A new realm has awakened and we don’t have a possible replacement.

Writing condolences is often an emotional and intimidating experience. It can be challenging to find the right words to offer support, comfort, and empathy.

We will miss you and your impact on our lives. We will carry those memories together for the rest of our life.

To the Children, I hope we can celebrate the life Mrs. Holmes lived, and always remember the good times you shared as a family.
Posted by Jusu Wendell Holmes on March 15, 2021
Sleep on Mama!!! Love you loads!!!
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FAMILY BACKGROUND/TIES



The Late Honorable Amelia Cora Richards-Holmes was born on May the 3rd 1944. Her parents were William Francis Richards former Justice of Peace of the Township of Virginia and Madam Jeanie Gould of Barnesville Township, Montserrado County. When she was seven months old, her father met the late Julia A. Marshall who adopted her in December of 1944. Mother Julia A. Marshall was notably her maternal parental provider who nurtured and provided undaunted love and care for the late Honorable Amelia Cora Richards-Holmes. In 1965 she married the late Honorable James Z. Holmes, Sr who predeceased her in 1997.



EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS



The Late Honorable Amelia Cora Richards-Holmes began her childhood education at the William V. S. Tubman Kindergarten School in Central Virginia in 1953 and later enrolled at the Julia C. Emery Hall, Bromley Mission School in Virginia in 1956 and also  the Lott Carey Baptist Mission School in Brewerville City in 1958 where she obtained  her high school diploma. Having the desire to mold the minds of the youth to reach their greatest potential,  she enrolled at the Kakata Rural Teachers Training Institute (KRTTI) in Kakata and obtained a Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education. In 1971, she served at the Monrovia Demonstration School and was later transferred to New Kru Town Junior High School in the Borough of New Kru Town where she became Vice Principal of Administration.



She later  joined the private sector as teacher at the Bright Functional School on Benson Street, Monrovia in the year 1975 whilst also serving in the public school system. After many years of dedicated service at the Bright Functional School, she became the Principal of the said school.   When Bright Functional School closed it’s doors in  1994, she recognized the need for a comprehensive  educational program  that would equip and challenge youths to  break barriers. Hence, Early Leaning Foundational School was  founded to fill the void. The Early Learning Foundation was known as a citadel for educating and empowering boys and girls who are  contributing  both in the private and public sectors of our country.



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PUBLIC SERVICE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS



The Late Honorable Amelia Cora Richards-Holmes served as Commissioner of the Township of Virginia 2006-2012. under her illustrious leadership,, she accomplished the following:

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Establishment of LICHI Sand Mining Company at the St. Paul River Bank. This venture continues to provide  employment opportunities for Virginians.



  • Renovation and expansion of the R.C. Marshall Clinic which later became a health center.
  • The Construction of the Mango Town Market and the Mango Town Public School
  • Served as Chairperson of the Montserrado County Development Fund.




CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP



The late Honorable Amelia Cora Richards-Holmes embraced Christianity at her early childhood and was baptized at The Shiloh Baptist Church. During her time at Shiloh, .



She became the first female choir directress of the Sunbeam, Junior and Senior Choirs 

Choir directress, Township of Virginia Choir



  • Crowned Mother of the Year, 1995
  • Mother of Year Howell-Macedonia Church, Barnesville Township -
  • Chairperson of the Board of Trustee
  • First Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Monrovia Community Mass Choir (MCMC)
  • President of the Women Missionary Union of Shiloh Baptist Church-
  • President of National Women Missionary Union of Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational  Convention (LBMEC):  2003 – 2006
  • Vice President, Young Women Christian Association (YWCA): 2006-2009




FAMILY

The late Honorable Amelia Cora Richards-Holmes married the late Honorable James Z. Holmes, Sr. on February 18, 1965. This union brought forth several biological and adopted children. Namely, on, Ms. Katumu C. Holmes, Hon. James Z. Holmes Jr., Mrs. Vannah A. Holmes-Barcon, Cllr. Bhatur C. Holmes-Varmah, Mr. C. Archibald Z. Holmes, Mr. Jusu W. R.. Holmes, Mrs. Joyce Roberts-Barcon, Atty. Alfred B. Holmes, Mr. Foday Quaye, Mr. Kamah Holmes, Mr. Folley Holmes,  and many other children in and out of Liberia.

Mother Holmes is survived by her loving children, sisters, Mrs. Caroline Powell and Elizabeth Wright,  brother, Mr. Bedell Moore, grand-children, Moise, Cashez, Jimel, Jolene, Vannah, Praises, Jennifer, Jazz, Gabby, Bill, Archlyn, Pukie, Wendy, Iris, Tiny,  Joe, Jusu, Al-Buddy, Alfred, great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends in and out of Liberia.

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