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 Bhatur Holmes on February 8, 2022
A Tribute to Mama.Today it's one year since you left us.
Gone are the days when you called five times a day to check on us
Gone are the days when you wake up 5 AM to make sure Puggie, Bill, Archlyne and Favor are up and ready for school.
Gone are the days when you made sure I send your supply and petty cash(and can finish before the month ends)
Gone are the days when we discussed our heart to heart talk ( so so geez)
Gone are the days when you give, give and give all you had to someone in need and
Gone are the days when we cried and prayed together,
Mama you left an indelible mark on me and everybody you encountered
Am still hurting inside becuz I want those days to come back but it's not possible..but one thing I know you are just gone to sleep..so I say sleep on Meus ..Goodnight..we shall meet in the New Jerusalem. Love you endlessly ❤❤❤
Posted by Vannah Holmes on February 7, 2022
Mama my heart is heavy. This is very difficult day. I love you . Continue your peaceful rest in Jesus name, Amen
Posted by Jusu Wendell Holmes on February 7, 2022
A year has gone by without you…. A lot has happened that you laid the foundation for…. Every second of each day I have missed you…. One thing I’m forever grateful for was having you as my mommy!!!! I will continue to cherish the memories we shared… your grannies are here and growing and applying all that you raised them to do….
You taught us everything except how to live without you!!!
Continue to rest well in His arms!!! I love you, my Meus!!!!!
Posted by Martha P. Roberts on May 3, 2021
Happy heavenly birthday Meus. It broke my heart when I couldn't call you this morning and sing that out off tune happy birthday song and hear you laugh from within. After all the cry, those memories filled my heart with joy.

My birthday is coming ..... the bake chicken no matter the hour I got home from wherever I went, I missed too.

When we talked on Saturday, you said you were praying for me. Thank you for praying for me and watching over me till we meet again in a sweet by and by.
Rest in peace Meus...you will always be in my heart❤missed you so much...
Posted by Alliette Chea on May 3, 2021
My Dear Meus you were the truest, dearest mother in-law I could ever have asked for. I called you a friend advisor and also a mother. Thank you for loving and caring for me like your very own.. Today I’m here wishing you a happy heavenly birthday. It’s so hard to say goodbye but I’ll say Goodnight Angel Amelia Rest in the Bosom of Abraham. Ps: Tell my Mama Hadu
Posted by Bhatur Holmes on May 3, 2021
Mama it's hard to say goodbye but I know its goodnight..I looked to you as a semi god..who could understand and solve all of my problems ..God forgave me but you give me that person and she assume that role..its hard to get up every morning knowing you are not there..but sometimes I feel your presence and I know that you will always take control..Happy Heavenly Birthday Angel Meus..we will still look up to you..
Posted by Vannah Holmes on May 3, 2021
Happy Heavenly Birthday Mama. I couldn't call you this morning and sing my usual happy birthday song. I really miss you. The sound of your voice, your sweet smile, your vibrant laughter are dearly missed. I listen to a voicemail over and over again that says " Vannah this is Mama call me. I have not talked to you two days now. Call me Mama loves you". Yeah this is too fresh Mama...oh God give me strength. Sleep well yah.
Posted by Jusu Wendell Holmes on May 3, 2021
Mama, The memory of you will live on forever, and on this day I commit my thoughts and actions to you. Best wishes to you wherever you are. Sending love and prayers to you on your birthday in heaven, Mom. Your life on Earth may have ended, but you will live on in my heart forever. Happy heavenly one, Meus!!!! I miss you so so much!!!!
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 Bhatur Holmes on February 8, 2022
A Tribute to Mama.Today it's one year since you left us.
Gone are the days when you called five times a day to check on us
Gone are the days when you wake up 5 AM to make sure Puggie, Bill, Archlyne and Favor are up and ready for school.
Gone are the days when you made sure I send your supply and petty cash(and can finish before the month ends)
Gone are the days when we discussed our heart to heart talk ( so so geez)
Gone are the days when you give, give and give all you had to someone in need and
Gone are the days when we cried and prayed together,
Mama you left an indelible mark on me and everybody you encountered
Am still hurting inside becuz I want those days to come back but it's not possible..but one thing I know you are just gone to sleep..so I say sleep on Meus ..Goodnight..we shall meet in the New Jerusalem. Love you endlessly ❤❤❤
Posted by Vannah Holmes on February 7, 2022
Mama my heart is heavy. This is very difficult day. I love you . Continue your peaceful rest in Jesus name, Amen
Posted by Jusu Wendell Holmes on February 7, 2022
A year has gone by without you…. A lot has happened that you laid the foundation for…. Every second of each day I have missed you…. One thing I’m forever grateful for was having you as my mommy!!!! I will continue to cherish the memories we shared… your grannies are here and growing and applying all that you raised them to do….
You taught us everything except how to live without you!!!
Continue to rest well in His arms!!! I love you, my Meus!!!!!
her Life
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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