In Loving

Alvinia Holzbach Michalec

October 17, 1938 – July 18, 2021

Alvinia Holzbach Michalec peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 18, 2021 at Bon Secours Community Hospice House while surrounded by her loving family.

Alvinia was born on October 17, 1938, in Richmond, Virginia to Alfred and Frances Holzbach.  She met Milton Michalec at church and they were married from June 29, 1957 until Milton’s death on July 19, 2017. Alvinia served faithfully and with efficiency in the medical office of the Foreign Mission Board (International Mission Board) on Monument Avenue, for a number of years.

Alvinia is survived by her four children with Milton, Rebecca Hafner of Houston, Texas, and Charles Michalec, Cynthia Green and Martha Williams, all of Richmond, Virginia. She is also survived by her son-in-law, Louis Williams; and grandchildren, Nathaniel Hafner and Madison Michalec.  She is further survived by her sister, Patricia Holzbach; brother and sister-in-law, Alfred and Jo Holzbach, all of Oregon; along with many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

The family would like to thank the staff of Our Lady of Hope Health Center for lovingly caring for our mother for the past several years.  We would also like to thank Bon Secours Community Hospice House for their compassion and assistance during Mom’s last days.

The family will receive friends at 2:30 pm with a memorial service to follow at 3 pm Friday, August 20th at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. Click here to view the live-streamed memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Our Lady of Hope Health Center, 13700 North Gayton Road, Henrico, Virginia 23233, and Bon Secours Community Hospice House, 1133 Old Bon Air Road, Richmond, Virginia 23235.

Memorial Service


Affinity Funeral Service


Fri, August 20, 2021


3:00 PM

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  1. Harold & Gail Lewis July 27, 2021 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    We will never forget Milton & Alvinia and the good times we shared at Ray of Hope Church. We kept in touch with Alvinia after Milton’s passing. She was such a pleasant person to talk to and her love for God was definitely felt just by being around her. This precious lady will surely be missed. Alvinia, love on Adam for us.

    • Marti Williams August 11, 2021 at 9:51 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for being a good friend to Mom. Her love for the Lord was real and deep. I’m grateful for how she modeled that relationship for all of us. Marti aka Martha, her youngest

  2. Ann Larrick July 27, 2021 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful person of faith…while visiting another friend at Our Lady of Hope I turned around to see Alvinia….after seeing her there I tried to visit her as well….what a faith she had in Jesus even during her trials and illness…what a true witness….we had attended West End Assembly of God and Wed.night Bible classes with her husband …..they are reunited and celebrating Jesus together again….prayers for family in this time and days ahead…blessings..

  3. Marti Williams August 11, 2021 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for visiting Mom. I remember her telling me about your visits! She was grateful!!! She was a champ! All she wanted was a new body… this side of heaven or ont he other side. She knew she would be healed! Thanks again for being a friend to Mom.

    Marti aka Martha, her youngest

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