Celebrating the Life of a True Coach

June 21, 2014 at 2:03 am (Events) (, , , , , )

DSC03496Author, Coach, Mother, Wife and Mentor Reeshemah Holmes passed away this week.

A little over a year ago, I had the pleasure of meeting her in person.  We coordinated a book signing at Half Price Books together where I was introduced to her friends, her students, and customers. I had the pleasure of reviewing her book for this blog, read it here.

I am not close to Reeshemah, I only met her a few times.  I enjoyed her company and her book.  In the time that I spent with her I saw that she radiated excitement for life and encouraged a wholesome existence to all she came in contact with – from the inside out.  She taught eating right as well as thinking right.  She spoke of her Lord often and seemed to wish that everyone could come to live healthily and happily.

That being said, I have not been privy to the information regarding her death, so I do not want this to be construed as an obituary of any kind.

I do want to direct anyone searching my blog for information (her name came up a lot in my search history this week) to her website.  There is a notice there regarding the family’s wishes and request for donations in lieu of flowers to help cover costs. That website is here.

For friends and family, as well as the public who missed the opportunity to meet her, I’d like to make these photos available.

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I don’t believe I had the pleasure of ever taking a picture with her, I always thought I’d have another chance as I intended on booking her for another signing.  She was a joy to have in the store and the customers talked fondly of her presence afterward.  I had a signed copy of her book, but someone else I knew needed to read her worldview and mantra for themselves and I loaned my copy out.

She has left behind quite a legacy.  My prayers are with her family and I hope yours are too.

Download her book to your kindle, or purchase a paperback, here: Don’t Die By Your Own Hands.

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