Azariah Holmes Empson

Marco Island, Florida

1940 - 2019


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Holmes was born in St. Louis, Missouri on October 7, 1940 and peacefully passed away with the comfort of his wife on June 5, 2019 after a valiant fight against his third diagnosis of cancer. He grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, attending Dundee Elementary and Central High School from 1945-1958. After...

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As you remember your love one, as God heals your broken hearts (Psalm 147:3), may your cherished memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength to endure.

To the family of Holmes Empson, what a beautiful obituary. I met Holmes when I was a youngster and he and my mother, Martha Brightman, worked at Contech. Little did we know then that our families would be connected later through the marriage of my Nephew Scott Schweiger and Holmes' daughter Christie. The pain of significant loss is still fresh in our family with the recent death of my sister, Vicki; grandmother to Scott and Christie's three beautiful children. So trust me when I say I...

With deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Azariah Holmes Empson. May "the love of God" and heartwarming memories of your dearly loved family member and friend give you comfort beyond measure. (1 John 4:9)

My condolences I extend for the passing of your loved one, Azariah. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. It is comforting to know that he is sleeping peacefully in death as recorded at 1Thess. 4:13. He is awaiting the time when verse 14 of that same chapter will be fulfilled. This time will be made a reality by means of God's Kingdom in which we pray for in the Lord's Prayer. Once more I am sorry for your loss.

Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences at this time of your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1,2

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Sorry for the loss of your loved one. May you gain comfort from the words of Psalm 51:17 during this difficult time.