Juma Keita Amen-Ra

Born: Sun., Aug. 24, 1952
Died: Thu., Jun. 13, 2019

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Jun. 20, 2019
Location: Honey Creek Woodlands

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On June 13, 2019 following a short illness, Juma Keita Amen-Ra departed this incarnation and headed to the realm of the Ancestors.  Juma was born as Keith Ellis Roberts to Fred Louis and Florence Coleman Roberts on August 24, 1952 in Detroit, Mi.  In the early 1970’s Keith shed his “government” name and proudly assumed the name of Juma Keita Amen-Ra.  Over the next decades, Baba Juma set out on a spiritual journey that would see him initiated and ascend to several levels of Priesthood each with their own title and appropriate exaltation.

We have been blessed and served by Baba as:  Shango Gumi, Ademiwole and as Ifa Mobolaji.

Juma married the love of his life, C. Alicia Amen-Ra affectionately known as, “Ayanna” on December 22, 1984.

Juma’s love for God, family and community was unparalleled with the possible exception to his love of the game of golf.  He played up until the last days.  Surely he is waiting for us at the 19th hole.

He leaves to mourn: his wife C. Alicia Amen-Ra, Daughter, Kafi Amen-Ra, sons Aswad (Nicole) Amen-Ra, Amir (Tiffany) Amen-Ra and Esai Amen-Ra.  Five grandchildren, Jai Willis, Ayanna Amen-Ra, Malia Amen-Ra, Makoa Amen-Ra and Olori Amen-Ra.

He is also survived by one sister, Janis Lee, two brothers, Philip Roberts and Barry Tucker: one brother in law, Harold (Althea) Waters, four sisters in law, Janice (Bill) Hill, Karen (Jeffery) Johnson, Vicki Powell and Vanessa Waters.  Baba Juma is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, God children, spiritual siblings as well as many lifetime friends, former coworkers and golf buddies.






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Santoria Shepherd
   Posted Tue June 18, 2019
My deepest condolences. Praying for you Alicia and the rest of the family. I’m so blessed to have had Juma believe in me and support me. There were times he would drop by to just say hello and chat. He was always full of wisdom and pride. He simply glowed, I was talking to my husband and I compare Juma’s energy to Barack Obama’s energy. I describe him as a man that you would have been lucky to met. I feel so lucky and blessed to have met him and I feel so blessed to have had those visits from him. Now that he is heaven he is able to watch over all of us at the same time 🙏🏾

Bernard Cage, Jr.
   Posted Tue June 18, 2019
It is my sincere regret to hear of Juma's transition from life on earth to be with God our Heavenly Father. Sincerely hurt by the lost of him. He was a good friend for the short time we were neighbors. We enjoyed the conversations between us, some spiritual, others just about life, kids, work, music, and of course golf--his passion. Was planning to come to Atlanta next year for a few rounds of golf with him, or just to see each others face. My condolences and prayers and God's strength to Alicia, the kids, and family as you endure this period of grief. Going to miss my FRIEND.

Kamal AmenRa
   Posted Tue June 18, 2019
Juma was a Great Man, a Real man. He was and always will remain My Dear Brother. All my Love, Peace and Blessings to the AmenRa family. Stay Committed and Strong. The Great Warrior has moved on.

I wrote this song for the passing of a good friend. Juma was indeed my Good Friend. God Bless Him and His Family.


Baba Kamaal


We will meet again

Jerome Fulton
   Posted Tue June 18, 2019
To my valued friend. I have learned much from you over the years. I will miss our talks as well as your style and flair. My condolences to your family.

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