Saturday, September 3, 2016

Ruta Malidoma Some

In loving memory of Ruta Malidoma Somé who was born to her father Goitom Mielik and mother Ghidey Araya Emnetu on November 12, 1977 in the city of Maytemenay, Asmara, Eritrea, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Orlando. Ruta was raised alongside siblings; Efram Goitom, Felmon Goitom, Anna Goitom and Robel Goitom.    

Ruta was a loving and proud mother and generous friend. Ruta’s three children, one son and two daughters, are Meron Teame, age 21, Paula Somé, age 15, and Lula Somé, age 10. She walked beside her husband Malidoma Patrice Somé as the backbone of their marriage and surrounding village. 

Ruta cared and she cared deeply. She loved and she loved deeply. She was a mother and protector and embraced all as village. Ruta exemplified dedication, beauty, radiance and an ancient feminine energy that only she could bring to her husband, family and to all.  

In the loving words of her children….

“My best friend, my mother, my father, my back bone, my supporter, my healer, my chef, my comfort zone, and now my Guardian Angel…. My mom is all these things to me! A task that had to be carried on by so may people but she was able to be all these things for me on her own…. That’s the definition of a “super woman” she is and always will be my HERO.”

Paula words
My mom wasn’t someone you could describe with a couple of words. Sure, she was beautiful, kind and strong. But that’s not enough. My mom was like a day when the sun is shining as bright as ever but the rain is still falling. She was one who reminded you day after day that life is fair because it’s unfair to everyone. She was the only person I knew who was the perfect bible verse. “Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. My mom was the physical form of love and always will be. She was the ray of light in everyone’s darkness. My mother sacrificed everything she had to put her family first but never herself. My mom is looking down at all of us from heaven smiling. She is finally getting the life that she deserves that earth couldn’t even offer her. 

Lula words to mom:
"I love my mom more than anything. I will always love her more than anything and anyone. I know she wouldn’t want me to be upset about her passing though. She’d want us to be happy that she’s at peace and she can always watch us even when she’s not with us physically."

Service Schedule

Friday, September 2, 2016
4:00 until 6:00 pm
Dobbs Funeral Home Chapel

Saturday, September 3, 2016
10:00 am
Church Prayer Service
Debre Mewie Abune Aregawi Eritrean Orthodox Church
4836 La Grange Avenue ~ Orlando, Florida 32808

Greenwood Cemetery
1603 Greenwood Street ~ Orlando, Florida

Celebration of Life Gathering
3:00 pm
Path Light Event Center
3200 West Colonial Drive ~ Orlando FL 32805


M Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. Ihope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

Phazeurite said...

It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love; and when it happens , the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your love one can be most difficult to bear. That pain is not necessarily erased by being told that your love one is up in heaven. The bible, holds a out a much different hope. At Job 14:14,15, it says that the God of comfort Jehovah, yearns to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them alive on earth. I really hope this thought brings family and friends comfort

K. Hope said...

Sincere sympathies to Ruta's family. May the God of Comfort give you strength and hope at this sad time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. He has given us a wonderful hope of being reunited with our dear loved ones again in the future earthly paradise. Revelation 21:3,4. Until that time, may your memories comfort you.

Meron Teame said...

Hey K. Hope, this is Rutas son Meron! Is there a way I can reach you? I’d love to connect