City of Richmond
Office of the Mayor

March 10, 2009

To the Family of Rita Mary Holt
c/o Annette Holt

Dear Annette:

It is with deep sorrow that I learned of the loss of your mother and treasured friend of the city, Rita Mary. On behalf of the City of Richmond, I extend to you our deepest sympathy. I hope it is of some comfort to know that our prayers are with you and your family.

Rita was a devoted wife and mother, and served the City Dance Program as a volunteer registrar and costumer for more than 20 years. She sewed beautiful costumes for thousands of Richmond children, many of whom considered her an honorary grandmother.

May you realize that our loved ones never really leave us. It is said they simply move deeper into our hearts. The dignity, gracious manner, ready wit, and smiling face shown by your mother will never be forgotten. May you find comfort as you reflect back to remember her life, her love and her wisdom.


Dwight C. Jones