Happy Birthday Cynthia! We Love You!

We Love and Miss Cynthia

Cynthia Diane Solomon Holmes was born September 1, 1957 to Joseph (who preceeded her in death) and Helen Solomon in Houston, Texas. At a very young age she confessed her faith in Christ at Fourth Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized. Cynthia attended J. Will Jones and Alcott Elementary, Hartman Jr. High School and graduated from Jesse H. Jones High School. The mother of two daughters, she was united in holy matrimony to Ernest Holmes on February 14, 1987. Cynthia worked in various customer service roles and was most recently employed with Centerpoint Energy. She developed a gift and passion for gospel music and playing the piano. She was a faithful member of Rock of Salvation Missionary Baptist Church for more than 15 years.  She loved her church dearly and served as Church Secretary, Choir Director, Sunday School Teacher and President of the Mission Department.   

In the late fall of 2009, Cynthia developed a persistent cough, which resulted in various doctor office visits. With no official diagnosis given and little help from prescribed medications, doctors ordered a chest X-ray and CT Scan. Both revealed "a spot". After such, a biopsy was ordered and confirmed suspicions of a malignancy. On April 8, 2010, Cynthia was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma cancer, called Leiomyosarcoma. There were multiple malignancies near and on her right lung. Due to the inoperable state she was in, the only options for treatment were chemotherapy and radiation therapy.  

This treacherous disease mestasized or grew larger and appeared in multiple areas of Cynthia's body. With her strength already weakening, chemotherapy was too aggressive for her state and the treatment option was radiation therapy. After a short battle with this disease, Cynthia succumbed to it the evening of Tuesday, July 13, 2010.  

Lives have been forever altered by anyone who knew her and to know her was to love her. She had a contagious smile and wonderful, hearty laugh that lit up any room she entered. She was the absolute best mother any daughter could ask for; the best sister, daughter and grandmother. She adored her grandchildren, Christian, Christopher and Erica; and loved spending time with them.  

Thank you all for your love and support. God Bless each and everyone of you. 
 
Chandalyn Williams and Crystal Tate (Cynthia's daughters)

Videos Memories

A Song For Mama (Instrumental Track Without Background Vocal)[Karaoke in the style of Boyz II Men]
Backtrack Professional Karaoke Band (Karaoke - In the Style of Boyz II Men Vol. 2 (Karaoke Version))
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