Mrs. Arthuretta "Mama Retta" Leona Holmes-Martin's Memorial Website | Ever Loved


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Topic: Celebration of Life Service Sis Arthuretta Holmes-Martin

Time: Jul 17, 2021 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Update from July 22, 2021

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Update from July 18, 2021

For those who were able to make either my mom's celebration of life service or the viewing, thank you so much for attending. My family and I from the bottom of my heart appreciate all the love and support. For those unable to make the funeral service, we created a video tribute. I have shared it on this page, but if you wish to have it emailed to you, please reach out to me and I can share with you. I thank everyone again and please stay in touch.


Much like the bursting flares of a spectacular fireworks display, Arthuretta Leona Holmes-Martin transitioned into eternity on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at the age of 63 due to complications from COVID-19. Throughout her life, Arthuretta shared her beautiful smile and warm spirit with everyone she encountered. She was bold, gregarious, intelligent, kind, and generous. She loved many and remained a thunderous fighter for those whose voices were heard less. Never one to sit down, she …

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Community Involvement


Attendee of

Alfred Street Baptist Church

Participated in

Attendee of

Toastmasters International

Professional Organization
Attendee of

National Speakers Association

Professional Organization
Board member of

Resolutions Addressing Systematic Racism (RASR)

Attendee of

National Association of Black Story Tellers

Professional Organization


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February 8th, 1958

Graduated from high school

Woodrow Wilson High School (renamed Harry S Truman High School)

Had a child, William Spencer


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Cause of death

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Method of disposition


Greene Funeral Home
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Greene Funeral Home

Arthuretta's lasting impact
Lasting impact

Arthuretta donated organs