February 13, 1931 - October 17, 2020
“God please give strength and guidance to my children Kevin, Krystal, Karla and me. Provide them with food and places to live and jobs. Thank you.” – G. Ramona Pierce ~~~~~~~~~ G. Ramona Holmes Pierce, daughter of the late Hannibal E. Holmes, Sr. and Sara G. Holmes, was born on Friday, February 13, 1931, in Richmond, Virginia. To know Ramona was to love her. She lived a vibrant, active life; enjoyed life to the fullest; and was well-known for her delicious baked goods and hilarious laughter. As her grandson Akhu described it, his grandma’s laugh was like capturing childhood—genuine, authentic and time stopping. Ramona filled her heart and her time by living her life in service to God; actively participating in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA-Blue Mountain Chapter); having fun with family and countless friends; and exploring the world. She graduated from Armstrong High School in Richmond in 1947 and went on to Virginia Union University, graduating in 1951 with a teaching degree. While building a beautiful family of her own, Ramona worked for the Naval Ships Parts Control Center for thirty-plus years followed by Harrisburg Area Community College for an additional twenty-plus years before retiring from work at age eighty. She continued her activity with Wesley Union A.M.E. Zion Church in Harrisburg, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and ABWA. On Saturday, October 17, 2020, at the blessed age of eighty-nine, Ramona transitioned from time to eternity. She was preceded in death by her younger brother, Hannibal E. Holmes Jr. who transitioned in 2013, her stepmother, Lucy B. Holmes, and her great-grandson, Sulayman A. Little who transitioned in September 2020, and her stepmother, Lucy B. Holmes. Ramona/Mommy/Mom/Grandma/Mimi leaves to remember and cherish memories of her beautiful journey three children: Kevin Arthur Pierce, Krystal Sara Rooduijn and Evangeline Ruphael (previously Karla Evangeline Pierce); thirteen grandchildren: Kamilah, Mau, Keva, Kaylah, Krysta, Karlee, DaNaisha, Renitta, Anthony, Thomas, Elisheva, Eleni and Akhu; twenty-three great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends who are saddened by her passing but have the full assurance that Ramona is safely at peace and one with God. FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CLICK ON THE SHARE A MEMORY TAB TO POST VIDEOS, SHARE MEMORIES, CONDOLENCES, REFLECTIONS OR SIMPLY YOUR NAME ALLOWING THE FAMILY TO KNOW YOU ARE THINKING OF THEM. ON-LINE STREAMING OF SERVICE. CLICK ON THE PHOTOS & VIDEOS TAB OR MEDIA TAB (MOBILE) AND TRIBUTE WEBCAST TO VIEW.
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