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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Reginald Richmond Nance

December 17, 1954- December 1, 2013
Psalm 90:1-2 & 10-12

“Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. The days of our years are threescore and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Who knoweth the power of thine anger? Even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”     

The Nance, Miller, Reeves, and Morgan Families regret to announce the sudden death of Mr. Reginald Richmond Nance, former Manager at University of California (Berkeley) and a one-time employee of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC). This sad event occurred on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at his residence on DuPort Road, Paynesville.

He leaves to mourn his irreparable loss his loving wife, Mrs. Patricia Miller-Nance; his mother, Madam Emily Reeves, and two sons, Reginald Richmond Nance II and Charles O’Railey Nance II. In addition, he also leaves to mourn his two stepchildren Adam Smarte and Jerrilyn Polson. Reginald is also survived by a host of sisters and brothers, namely: Edlene Herring (Emmett) , Samuel Morgan (Gloria), Melvina Nance-Moulton (Edmund), Charlene Oretha Nance, Ivan Othello Nance (Joyce), Nina Nance, Grace Nance, Claudia Nance, Orville Nance (Amelia), Anna P. Nance, Naweh Jones (Ben), Charles O. Nance, Jr. (Skeeter), and Deconte Nance.

Reggie was predeceased by his father, Rev. Charles O. Nance; his uncle Agabus C. Nance, his aunt Aletha Nance, and two brothers, Albert Morgan and Prince Nance.

Also surviving his loss is a host of aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins, which include Lucille Scott, Abigail Boayue, and Mildred Kromah; as well as Samuel and Richelieu Nance, Samuel Morgan, Jr., Emily Herring-Braithwaite, Emmett Herring Jr., Dempsey Herring, and Sienna Nance.

Reginald was in so many ways more than just a relative; he was the essence of a family leader and confidante. He was a charismatic trendsetter who celebrated and enjoyed life to the fullest as evidenced by the warm circle of friends and associates he made wherever he went.

He leaves a long trail of lifelong friends and admirers from Ricks Institute to Cuttington University and the Liberian Community of Northern California, where he lived and worked for close to thirty years.
There are no words in the English language to describe the heart-wrenching pain that we are already feeling at his sudden home-going; and none to explain the huge gulf this will create for the rest of all our lives.

We love and miss you, Reggie Love, but God in Heaven in his eternal wisdom and understanding   knows best why he called you at this time. May His soul rest in Peace.

FUNERAL WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 11, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia

United States Contacts:
Patricia Nance (916) 912-8988
Melvina Nance-Moulton (763) 647-9160
Ivan Othello Nance (817) 247-1218
Oretha Nance (631) 748-1681
Nina Nance (347) 893-9871
Claudia Nance (609) 937-6096
Orville Nance (520) 991-5906
Edlene Herring (609) 227-8493
Sam Morgan (704) 634-8714
Abigail Boayue (917) 418-9665
Charles Nance (203) 850-8460
Ericson Miller (443) 694-1526
Legendre Miller (240) 421-3614
James King            (916) 368-7441
Kolleh King            (916) 416-2814

Liberia Contacts:
Gracelia Nance (231) 0886-557-399
Anna P. Nance  (231) 7761-10102
Naweh Jones     (231) 0886-5535
Carlton Miller      (231) 886472697


Dreamer, believer, doer.  

Liberia’s son has passed.  

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of Francis Weafueh Nimene, our loving husband, beloved father, grandfather, brother, devoted uncle and friend.

Francis suddenly took ill while visiting with his daughter in Columbia, MD, during the Thanksgiving Holiday.  He was rushed to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD where he passed away on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 10:16 A.M.

He leaves behind his wife, Marie Nimene; children: Pauline Nimene Gardiner (Harrington), Petullah Bella Nimene Thom-Manuel (Thompson), John Weah Nimene (Garmei), Natina Nimene (of ex-wife Alberta Nimene), and Ella Gorgla; grandchildren: Harrington Siafa Gardiner, Francis Momolu Gardiner, Angel Thom-Manuel and Belema Thom-Manuel; brothers: Lawrence Nimene, George Nimene (Williette), Michael Nimene, John Nimene (Andrea); sisters: Agnes Nimene-Daniels, Cecelia Nimene, Beatrice Nimene-Sherman, Veronica Nimene-Nimpson (Matthew); several nephews and nieces, a host of other relatives and many great friends.

Francis was predeceased by his parents:  Hon. John Wilmot Nimene, the late Superintendent of the then Sasstown Territory, Liberia, and his mother Pauline Bloh Nimene, step mother, Anna Graham  Nimene and brother Jonathan Nimene.

Francis was a founding member of numerous organizations in the USA, including: The Liberian Association of Toledo, OH.   A member of the Finance Committee of the St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church, Toledo, Ohio and former president of the St. Vincent De Paul Society, at the St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church in Toledo, Ohio, member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Free Masons of Ohio, assisted with Meals on Wheels to the elderly in Toledo, Ohio and a constant supporter of the Yekamah Elementary School, in Liberia. 

Francis believed in Liberia’s light and Liberia’s glory.  He will be missed dearly.

Friday, December 20th, 2013
7:00PM – 9:00PM
St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church
1119 West Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606

Saturday, December 21st, 2013
9:00 AM
St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church
1119 W Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606

Pauline Nimene Gardner           240.888.8766 (cell);  410.964.9408 (home)
Veronica Nimene-Nimpson       301.401.9190
Lawrence Nimene        440.310.4618
Weah Nimene         908.422.2807
Petullah Thom Manuel        781.244.4571
Ella Gorgla        917.693.4954

Courtyard Marriot:
Cost:  $79.00 a night
1435 E. Mall Dr, Holland, OH 43528
(419) 866-1001 (ask for bereavement rate)

The nearest airport to Toledo, OH:
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport DTW

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Madam Clarisa Teete Duncan

Madam Clarisa Teete Duncan

The Duncan, Johnson and Perry famiies sadly announces the death of the darling mother, aunt, sister, and grandmother, Madam Clarisa Teete Duncan of St. Paul Bridge, Monrovia, in her 74th year. She leaves to mourn, her sons Mr. Augustus Duncan Sr.,of the United States of America and twin sons, Pastor Alonso Duncan and Deacon Alphonso Duncan of the Bridge Way Baptist Church, Bushrod Island, Monrovia.

She also leave to mourn, sister, Irene Johnson, grandchildren: Johnson, Alvin Duncan, Momolu David, Suenai M. Duncan (Teete), Augusta Massa Duncan, Augustus Duncan, Jr. of the United States of America. Leone Duncan, Tina Duncan. Dorcas Duncan, great grandson Jesse Johnson all residing in Liberia.

Niece, Siah Johnson, five nephews: Stephen K. Sullivan, Jr, Eatto Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Borbor Johnson (BJ) residing in Liberia, Alfred Paul Johnson and Moses T. Johnson of the United States of America.

Funeral arrangements to be announced later. 


Mr. Augustus Duncan, Sr. 401-359-7810
Mrs. Georgia Jebbeh Perry-Duncan 401-536-1058
Alfred Johnson 352-777-1278

Pastor Alonso Duncan 011-231-886-542-2922
Deacon Alphonso Duncan 011-231-886-409-664
Siah Johnson 011-231-886-495-809

Mr. Conny Elfring

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our brother, father, grandfather, cousin, and friend, Conny Elfring. This sad event occurred on November, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  As we mourn his passing we give thanks for his life and celebrate his home-going.

Conny was predeceased by his mother, Caroline Totimeh Dillon, his father Conell Elfring, and daughter, Karen Elfring. He leaves to mourn his loss, his children: Rennis (Adeline), Bunchie, Trinika, and Ashley. Conny also leaves to mourn his passing, his sisters: Joetta “MimmieJoe”, Julia, Alice, one brother, Christian “Old Pa” and his uncle Leroy Totimeh, and a host of relatives and friends.
Interment will be announced later.

Joetta “MimmieJoe” Williams:  (856) 729-6715
Alice Kromah Alex: (571) 406-8552
Julia King:  (917) 293-0325
Rennis Elfring: (267) 636-3227
Christian Harvey: (816) 277-1262
George Totimeh: (215) 704-4215
Lawrence Totimeh: (202) 486-4583

Mr. Daniel Vah

The Vah Family of USA and Liberia, with deep sadness and regret, wish to announce the passing of Mr. Daniel Vah on November 16, 2013 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia.

Son of the late Charlie P. Vah and Mrs. Danward Vah, Daniel was born and raised in Lower Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.   In 1996, he traveled to the United States to join his brother and sister, Jameson and Esther Vah.  After a period of illness and hospitalization in Washington DC, he went home in October 2013 and eventually succumbs to his illness.

He is survived by his wife, Children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces and host of other relatives.

Funeral services will be held on December 7, 2013 in Benson River, Grand Bassa County.
For further information please contact the following family members:

Mr. Andrew Vah – 011231-886523740
MS Mardea Vah – 011231- 886559871

Mr. Jameson Vah – 732-213-6987
MS Esther G. Vah 732-642-1822
This Announcement was made by Ms. Esther G. Vah on behalf of the family

Memorial Service For Hon. Theophilus Tottee Bettie

Memorial Service For Hon. Theophilus Tottee Bettie

Sunrise: August 25, 1963                                                                   Sunset: November 8, 2013

A memorial service will be held to celebrate the life and home-going of a dear and caring husband, devoted and loving father, brother, cousin, uncle, nephew, beloved friend, a dedicated and outstanding civil servant of Liberia.

Venue: Trinity Baptist Church
1900 Beechwood Road
Hyattsville, Maryland, 20783-2814

Date: December 21, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM

All Sympathizers and Well Wishers are welcomed to join the family in these difficult times as we celebrate his life.

Miss Masaweh M. Bettie            240-482-6275
Mrs. Chalnicia Darby-Snyder      240-644-9863
Mr.   Mack Bettie                         215-499-3538
Mr.   Leroy Jackson                     302-793-7064
Mr.   Daker Suah                         443-542-3506
Mrs. Benedicia Ebba                   347-232-5964
Mr.  Jimmy A. Snyder                   202-438-7878

Annie Wheagbamar Neaconbon Benson

This to announce the sudden and untimely Death of our dearest mother Annie Wheagbamar Neaconbon Benson at the age of 69, a residence of Frog Island, Paynesville Red Light.

This sad event occurred on Monday, November 18, 2013 at the German – Liberia Clinic Paynesville Somalia Drive. She was the former chairlady of the Joe Bar Marketing Association, Old road in the 1980s, a former residence of the V.P road, Old road.

Meanwhile the families are meeting on a daily basis at her residence in Paynesville, Frog Island, behind Chief Cyril Allen residence.

She leaves to mourn her death, 12 children Nancy Williams, Yvonnie Williams, Cedia Okon Nsangolo, Alfreda okon Matadi, Chris Fankan, Mackeda Korto Woods, Dianiellet Ajarvon Dorbor, Alexander Ajarvon, Wewee Smallwood, Fefee Bestman,Lelian Norwnie, Memee Norwnie Sebo, 37 grand children, 13 great grand children, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, many uncles, aunties, nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives in and out of Liberia.

This announcement was brought in by her only son LTC. B. Alexander Ajavon, of LPRC Security force, Mrs.  Alfreda O. Matadi, Danlette Ajavon Dorbor, Wewe Smallwood, Fefe k. Bestman, Lele Norwnie and Meme Norwnie Sebo, children on behalf of the family.

Funeral Arrangement
This is to inform all family members, Sympathizers and friends that the bodies of the late mother Annie Wheagbamar Deaconborn Benson will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Parlor on Friday December 6, 2013 at 4:00P.M and taken to her Paynesville Red Light Residence for a night of Wake – Keeping.

On Saturday December 7, 2013 at 9:00 A.M, the body will be taken to the Smythe Road Church of Christ for Funeral Service, while burial will take place at the family plot in Careysburg, Montserrado County.

For more information, you can contact the following:
  • B. Alexander Ajavon, Son
    Cell #, +231886 519-686
  • Daughter Yvonne Aba Williams
    Cell #, +231886 542- 728
  • Daughter Alfreda Okan Matadi
    Cell #, +231886 549- 123
  • Nancy Williams phone # 9728712186
  • Cedia Okon # 9725103843
Chase Bank acct # for funds 182027650.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cecelia King Gantt

Home Going Celebration will be held at
St. Timothy Episcopal Church
432 Van Buren Street
Herndon, VA 20170
Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 10am

To express condolences 
703 930 1895 Charles Gantt (husband)
Sangai Hines Brisbane 240 439 1071(sister)
Armena Cooper Hines 703 715 8096 (mother)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Rev. Dr. E. Toimu A. Reeves

Rev. Dr. E. Toimu A. Reeves

The Reeves and Mahnte Families, with deep sadness and regret, wish to inform you of the passing of The Rev. Dr. E. Toimu A. Reeves. He moved from labor to reward on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the home of his daughter, Gblormehn G. Reeves in Houston, TX. Rev. Dr. Reeves was the former Senior Pastor of the Historical Providence Baptist Church of Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa.

The Services will be held in Houston, TX USA on:

Friday, December 6, 2013 – Wake Keeping
Saturday, December 7, 2013 – Home Going Services

A Memorial Fund has been established for Dr. Reeves at Bank of America (Pennsylvania)

Contribution account for Rev. Dr. E. Toimu A Reeves, C/O Mehnmah R. Adkins
Wire Transfers Routing #: 026009593
Account Number: 3832019266

Family Contacts:
H. C. Reeves (Brother) – 413-203-5521 or 313-282-8717
Gblormehn Reeves (Daughter) – 281-733-9009
Mehnmah Reeves Adkins (Daughter) – 267-968-4762

Friday, November 22, 2013

Mrs. Marie Elaine Manning Crusoe

The Home Going Service and Celebration of Life
Mrs. Marie Elaine Manning Crusoe

The Crusoe, Manning, Clake, Broderick, Sackor, Massaquoi, and Holmes families announce with deepest regrets the sudden death of their loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend Mrs. Marie Elaine Manning Crusoe, wife of the Late Lt.Col.Thomas A.G. Crusoe. This sad and heartbreaking event occurred on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Emory Johns Creek Hospital in Johns Creek, Georgia, USA at about 6:31 pm after an ephemeral illness. As we are sadden by her pathway to Heaven, we give thanks for her life and celebrate her wonderful deeds.

Nanna as she was affectionately called by her children, grandchildren, family and friends leaves to mourn her darling children: Jestina "Baby-girl" Crusoe-Jackson, Predimental Claudia Precious Crusoe-Massaquoi, Henry Decruse Crusoe, Thelma "Teta" Crusoe-Holmes, Wilhelmina  "Mangie" Crusoe, Patricia Crusoe, Alice "Mamie" Crusoe Beh and Alfred Vormon (Joanne), her cherished grandchildren, brother Dr. Charles A. Clarke (Amy), sisters, Mrs. Janet Sherman, Mrs. Frances Farrah (Aloysius) Mrs. Leona Freeman (Harvey) Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and a host of other Relatives and dear Friends in Liberia, West Africa, the United States of America and the World.

She was a devoted, loving and dependable mother, family and friend. "The People's Nanna" She will indeed be missed and remembered by those she encountered.
Psalms: 23 & 26

A Memorial account has been established on behalf of Mrs. Marie Crusoe at the following Bank:

Bank of America (Georgia)
Thelma "Teta" Crusoe-Holmes, Predimental Crusoe-Massaquoi and Wilhelmina "Mangie" Crusoe
Routing #: 061000052
Checking Account#: 334042038091

Funeral Arrangements will be announced.

Predimental Crusoe-Massaquoi :      678-756-276
Thelma Crusoe-Holmes:                  404-932-5179
Mina Crusoe:                                   678-517-7549
Michael Williams:                             678-698-6082 
Anthony Massaquoi:                        404-630-2132
Reginald Holmes:                             678-910-3985
Leona Freeman:                              678-670-2719
Dr. Aloysius Farrah:                         240-654-3464
E. Cosby Sherman:                          240-529-3907
Ernest Phillips:                                404-839-0734
Jestina Phillips:                                404-839-0733
Faustina Brooks:                             770-771-1992
Columbia White                               770-868-7901

This announcement is signed by her loving and caring children.

Mrs. Monica Sorwood-Cooper

It is with great sadness and heaviness of heart that the Cooper, Sorwood and Nimely families announced the home going of our beloved wife, mother, sister, cousin and aunt, Mrs. Monica Sorwood-Cooper. This sad event occurred at the Lowell General Hospital in Lowell Massachusetts on November 6, 2013 after a protracted period of illness.

Tutu, as she was affectionately called leaves to mourn her loss while cherishing her memories, her husband Mr. Jesse Cooper, her children Amu Quendeh Quaye, and Dekontee Chuku Faikai, her granddaughter, Tonia Quaye, her sisters, Vera Mannah, Beatrice Simmonds, Joetta Laughton, Tanneh Sorwood, Brothers Old boy Sorwood, Emmanuel Sorwood, Janjay Sorwood, Tupee her cousins Mrs Jugbeh Nimely (Wleh Nimely), George Nimely (Kanfee Nimely), her adopted sister Bliloh Glay and a host of other relatives including her aunt, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Wake keeping over the remains of Monica Sorwood-Cooper will be held on December 7, 2013 at 5pm : 

First United Baptist Church
99 Church Street
Lowell, MA 01851

Funeral services will be held at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Liberia on December 13, 2013

Family Contact: 
Jesse Cooper: 978-590-7941
Vera Mannah: 214-274-5019
Joetta Laughton: 817-874-2045
Beatrice Simmonds: 0886873971
Amu Quaye: 0886522078

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mrs. Edna V. Tolbert-Bailey

October 13,1919-November 13, 2013

It is with great sadness and profound trepidation that we announce the death of our mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunty, cousin and friend-Edna V. Tolbert-Bailey. Nonetheless, we celebrate a life of compassion, fullness, and service.

This transition occurred in Monrovia, Liberia on the evening of November 13, 2013- a month after she celebrated her 94th birthday.

We are immensely grateful and thankful for the precepts she nurtured and instilled in us, for they have emboldened us and stand as the fulcrum of our core beliefs.

Celebrating this transition includes her children-Esther Bailey, Saynon Freeman-Crusoe (Joe), Edith Freeman, Samuel Bailey, Stephen, Bailey, Tilmon Emmanuel Bailey, Lorraine Bailey-Yartor, Aletha Bailey-Dewalt (Richard), Emma Bailey-Dixon, Wesley N. Bailey Jr. (Louise), Edna Bailey, Mietta Freeman, Siatta Freeman-Sherman (Lamuel). Her children, Lennard,  Ernest , Louis and Leona Bailey-Kuyon pre-deceased her.

She is survived by her sisters and brothers:  Kula Tolbert, Facia Demmie Daniel Tolbert and Levi Tolbert. Many sisters and brothers pre-deceased her.
She leaves to mourn her death,  35 Grandchildren, 53 Great -grandchildren and many nieces,  nephews and friends.

Friday, November 29, 2013
4:00 PM
Stryker Funeral Parlour
Tubman Boulevard
Monrovia, Liberia

Friday, November 29, 2013
Her home
Bensonville, Liberia
Saturday, November 30, 2013
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Zion Praise Baptist Church
Bensonville, Liberia

December 14, 2013
First Baptist Church
712 Randolph St. NW
Washington DC, USA

Esther Bailey                                    301-326-3111           
Wesley Bailey                                   732-299-1101
Henry Clements                               301-256-6952           
Edna Bailey                                      240-381-5896                       
Mietta Freeman                                240-398-6135
Saynon Freeman-Crusoe                  925-565-0043
Lamuel and Sietta Sherman             0886-514-943
Patrick and Lovetta Sendolo            0886-515-198
Edward BriggsfordTolbert                 0770-168-8887
Richelieu Bailey                                 473-275-2595
Lorraine Bailey-Yartor                        0888-720-825

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Honorable Theophilus Totee Bettie

Honorable Theophilus Totee Bettie

The Bettie, Richards, Innis, Mason, Maximore, Darby and Clarke families regret to announce the death of Mr. Theophilus Totee Bettie, Deputy Governor for Economic Policy of the Central Bank of Liberia. This sad event occurred on November 8, 2013 at St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria while on official business. 

He leaves to mourn his loving wife of twenty five years Mrs. Enid Darby Bettie and his only child Ms. Masaweh M. Bettie, Sisters: Evelyn Bettie, Queenette Moore Willie, and Cynthia Bettie Benson (deceased), Brothers: John Bettie (deceased), Mack Bettie, Joe Lewis Bettie Jr. (deceased), Paye C. Bettie (deceased),  Harrison Bettie, Ynonjay Bettie, Roland Bettie, Yarvogar Bettie, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and a host of other Relatives and Friends in Liberia, the United States of America and Abroad.
Theo faithfully and diligently served his country with passion and pride. He was a devoted husband, loving father and dependable friend. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.  

Samuel Stryker Funeral Home
24th Street, Sinkor
Monrovia, Liberia
Friday, November 22, 2013, 4:30 PM

Wake Keeping
Saint Simon Baptist Church
Horton Avenue, Capitol By Pass
Monrovia, Liberia
Friday, November 22, 2013, 6:00 PM

Funeral Service 
Saint Simon Baptist Church
Horton Avenue, Capitol By Pass
Monrovia, Liberia
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 10:00 AM

At the family plot located in Johnsonville, Liberia. 

Enid Darby Bettie (wife) – 0888790363
Masaweh M. Bettie (daughter) – 0888790363
Ynonjay Bettie (brother) – 0777232437
Queenette Bettie Willie (sister) – 0886578582
Evelyn Bettie (sister) – 0886533520
Mack Bettie (brother) – 215-499-3538
Harrison Bettie (brother)
Chrispin Williams (nephew) – 0886528846
Laurine Gbodi (niece) – 0886540242
Kwatmama Bettie (nephew) – 0777256175
This announcement is signed by his loving and devoted wife, Enid Bettie.

Regina Peah

Regina "Girl" Peah

Sunrise: August 24, 1963      Sunset: November 6, 2013

The Williams and  Peah families announce with profound regrets the sudden death of their daughter, sister, cousin, aunty and friend Regina "Girl" Peah. This sad and heartbreaking event occurred on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the University of  Pennsylvania  Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA at about 6:45p after a brief  illness.

Regina "Girl" Peah was born on August 24, 1963  in Pleebo District, Maryland County, Republic of  Liberia unto a union of  Mr. Sunday Peah and Mrs. Ma Hne Williams.

"Girl", as she was adoringly called by friends and family, leaves to mourn her loss, her sister and "mother",  Kade  Mai Williams; sisters: Olivia Williams Widgin, Victoria Tatia Williams, Mercy Peah, Julie Peah, Elizabeth Peah, Olivia Peah, and Marinda Peah; brothers: Michael P. Williams, Sr., George Hne Williams, Sam Sebeh Williams, Alfred Peah, John Peah, Augustus Peah, Michael Peah, Solomon Peah, and John Peah. She is also survived by her nieces: Marpue Connie Freeman, Laila  Aridi Sambola, Yemah Jartu, Tunde Clarke Scott, Rachel Makor and  Ade Aridi Russell; nephews: Tendeh Aridi,  numerous  cousins, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces and a host other relatives and friends both in the United States, Liberia, other parts of West Africa and around the world.

A Memorial fund has been established on behalf of Regina "Girl" Peah at the following Bank:
Bank of America (New York)
Laila N. Sambola
Routing #:021000322
Checking Account#:  483050310998

Funeral Arrangements:
Wake Keeping:
Friday, December 6, 2013
7:30pm - 11:00pm
Place: TBD

Funeral Service:
Saturday, December 7, 2013

Place: Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
1101 Main Street
Darby, PA 19023

Immediately following internment
Place: TBD

Mrs.  Kade Mai  Williams                     646-727-6797
Mrs. Olivia Duah Williams Widgin        215-954-5707
Mr. Sam Sebeh Williams                      215-499-6193
Mrs. Marpue Connie Freeman             732-770-7548          
Mr. Michael P. Williams                         678-698-6082

Monday, November 18, 2013

Charles Jackson, affectionately called Bob Charles

Charles Jackson, affectionately called Bob Charles

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful home going of our loving father, Charles Jackson, affectionately called Bob Charles. He left us to be at home with the Lord on Friday, November 8, 2013 at his home in Careysburg, Liberia. 

He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Victoria Jackson, children, Chalnecia Jallah (Richard) Augustus Cassell , Robert Jackson, Alexandra Jackson, Louise Jackson, Charles Jackson II (Elizabeth), Roselyn Ben (Mitchell) Lawrence Jackson( Theresa), Lorrie Jackson, Gabriel Jackson(Olive), twenty nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren a host of nieces, nephews and loved ones both in Liberia and the United States of America.    

Viewing and Tributes
Friday November 29, 2013
Mount Galilee Baptist Church
Careysburg, Liberia

Home going service
Friday November 29, 2013
Mount Galilee Baptist Church
Careysburg, Liberia

Jackson Family Cemetery
Careysburg, Liberia

Alexander Jackson - 423-426-0981
Louise Jackson - 267-303-8146
Chalnecia Jallah - 301-802-4575
Roselyn Ben - 231-886586036
Lawrence Jackson - 231-886256991
Lorrie Jackson - 231-880724566  

Friday, November 15, 2013

Henrietta Margretta Cox Koenig

Henrietta Margretta Cox Koenig

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die…  Ecclesiastes 3:1- 2

With deep sorrow, the Koenig, Cox and Gray families announce the home going of Mrs. Henrietta Margretta Cox Koenig in her 77th year.  This sad event occurred on Thursday, 07 November 2013 at Montgomery Hospice - Casey House in Derwood, Maryland with the love and support of her family surrounding her.
She  leaves to mourn her passing, her children Lyvonne, Rebecca, Ellen, Monica, Lofa (Vondeh), Henrietta “Chuchu”, Victoria (Jackson), Zizi, Angela, Peter (Kumblytee), Anthony and Famatta (Sarne); daughters-in-law Nancy and Masue, thirty grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, her beloved and treasured sister Cecelia Cox Dixon, her aunt Rachel Gray Cummings, many loving nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.  She was predeceased by her husband James Edward Koenig and her children James Edward “Harris”, John, Dashward “Dashie Boy” and Yammah.

Saturday, 23 November 2013
Visitation: 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Funeral: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
16420 S. Westland Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Immediately following the services -
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
13801 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Rebecca Deah                          773-339-5968
Monica Koenig Caphart            240-462-4710
Lofa Koenig Cooper                 301-257-2329
Henrietta “Chuchu” Koenig      240-397-4705
Famatta Koenig Paasewe        240-409-5459
Cecelia Davies Cooper             703-731-4735
Clifford Massaquoi                    240-381-3219

SPRING HILL SUITES - $79 + tax/night (book by 11/18/13)
Complimentary Breakfast
9715 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
301-987-0900 – Ask for “Koenig Bereavement Rate”- Contact Delice Tavernier
BEST WESTERN PLUS - $82 + tax/night (book by 11/20/13)
Complimentary Breakfast
1251W. Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850
240-424-4940 or 1-800-366-1251 – Ask for “Koenig Funeral Group” Rate
HOLIDAY INN GAITHERSBURG - $89 + tax/night (book by 11/18/13)
2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
301-948-8900 – Ask for “Koenig Funeral Group” - Contact Catherine

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mrs. Theresa Mardoe Cephas

The Cephas, Jarvan, George, Brown, Kohn, and Duoe families announce with deepest sorrow the death of our mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, missionary, Christian soldier and friend Mrs. Theresa Mardoe Cephas.

“Ma T” as she was affectionately called went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 12, 2013, at the Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ.

Ma T is survived by eleven children: Mrs. Cecelia N. Goffa-Duoe (Thomas), Mrs. Theresa M. Brown (Sam), Mrs. Josephine Kohn (Nat), Mr. Anthony W. Cephas, Mr. William R. Cephas, Mr. Charles D. Cephas (Louise), Ms. Jeanetta O. Cephas, Ms. Hattie M. Cephas, Mr. Winston B. Cephas, Mr. Emmanuel F. Cephas, and Ms. Esther M. Cephas. She also survived by thirty five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives.  Ma T is predeceased by her husband Mr. Anthony M. G. Cephas (aka Rivercess Devil), son Maxwell Alpha, six brothers and four sisters.

Activities marking the celebration of the life for Ma T are as follows:
Wake Keeping & Funeral Service
Wake: Friday, August 30, 2013   7pm to 10:00pm
Service: Saturday, August 31, 2013   9:30am

Trinity Christian Chapel
269 Greentree Road
Sewell, NJ 08080

Hillcrest Memorial Park
550 Delsea Drive
Pitman, NJ 08071

Washington Township Senior Center
315 Greentree Road
Sewell, NJ 08080

Mrs. Theresa M. Brown (856) 589-6479/ (856) 404-0917
Mrs. Josephine Kohn (267) 312-6665
Ms. Hattie M. Cephas (609) 239-5169/ (609) 668-4538
Mrs. Cecelia N. Goffa-Duoe (609) 977-9242
Mrs. Marietha C. Browne Tapeh (267) 335-7672
Mr. Jackson George (763) 205-1125/ (612) 991-3430
Mrs. Tina Sorsor (908) 644-9196

Hampton Inn
5800 Black Horse Park
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Tel: (856) 228-4200 > Mention “funeral” when booking to receive special rate

301 S. Black Horse Pike
Bellmawr, NJ 08031
Tel: (856) 931-2800 > Dial 0 for operator and Mention “Ma Theresa’s funeral” when booking to receive special rate

Motel 6
217 South Black Horse Pike
Bellmawr, NJ 08031
Tel: (856) 931-1010 > Dial 0 for operator and speak with Paras when booking to receive special rate

1160 Hurffville Rd
Deptford, NJ 08096
Tel: (856) 686-9050

Residence Inn Marriott
1154 Hurffville Rd
Deptford, NJ 08096
Tel: (856) 686-9188

Mrs. Esther Wleh Greene

The Greene/Grigsby,  Wleh, Pojah, Koon ,Jabbah,  Patten, and Draper families announced with profound sadness the passing of our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and cousin Mrs. Esther Wleh Greene, the wife of  the late Perry A. Greene. This sad event occurred at the Catholic Hospital, Monrovia Liberia on August 14, 2013.  Mrs. Esther Greene was a devoted Christian, a loving mother and grand mother,  a reliable relative and dependable friend.

“Mama”, “Ma Esther”, “Aunty Esther”, “Cousin Esther” as she was affectionately called, leaves to mourn her loss and cherish her memories , her biological children Mary Bordoe, Elizabeth Bropleh, Rachel Greene-Grigsby(Haven), and Henry Greene, her step children and foster children, Francis Greene, Elizabeth Pojah, Susannah Wleh, Fannie Jackson(Chris), and Samuel Whyee.  Her Grand children,  Antionette Greene, Princess Greene, Ravena  Raquel Grigsby, Haven Grigsby Jr. Mya Nicole Grigsby, Felecia Bropleh, Chris Bropleh, Pauline Sonpon, Musu Bropleh, Bobby Bropleh, Teeta Bropleh, Junior Bropleh, and Odin Merchant(Comfort), One sister, Frances Wleh, One Brother,  Lewis Wleh (Olivia), nieces and  nephews-- Jerry Pojah (Loretta), Louise Kange, Rebecca  Kun, Susannah  Kun , George Paten(Virgina), Ben Paten, McCulum Wleh(Patricia),  Doris  Cooper(Timothy) , Wynette Wleh and Cereda Jabbah. Her cousins Daniel Draper Jr. Richmond Draper and Menava Draper.  May her Soul Rest in Perfect Peace.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Wake Keeping: St Timothy Episcopal Church
                           New Georgia Estate
                           Friday, Sept 13, 2013

Funeral Service: St. Timothy Episcopal Church
                           New Georgia  Estate
                           Friday, Sept 13, 2013


         Rachel Greene-Grigsby  713-449-0434
         Haven M. Grigsby             281-787-6802
         Jerry Pojah                       612-804-3278
         Lewis Wleh                       231886510894
         Susannah Wleh                231886-648916
         Francis Greene                  231886526846
         Antionietta Greene           23188-0392947

Abraham “AB” Jeditoe

Sunrise May 22, 1992   Sunset August 3, 2013

The Jeditoe, Logan, Wilson and Sengbloh families announce with profound regrets the untimely home going of 21 year old Abraham "AB" Jeditoe which sad event occurred August 4, 2013 in Trenton, New Jersey.

He is survived by his parents Rebecca Logan and Augustus Jeditoe of Trenton.

 Friday August 23rd at The First Baptist Church
128-140 Centre Street, Trenton N. J. from 7pm to 11pm

 Saturday August 24th at The First Baptist Church
128-140 Centre Street, Trenton, N. J. 08611 9am

Trinity Cathedral Hall, 801 West State Street, Trenton N. J. 08618

Rebecca Logan (mother) 609 743 9641
Augustus Jeditoe (father) 609 372 0337
Amelia Gbotoe   (aunt)    609 433 9962
Ben Wilson        (uncle)   267 819 5934
Patricia Logan     (aunt)   609 672 6853
Judy Stryker        (aunt)   917 674 9521

CONTRIBUTIONS: Bank of America Account # 021200025
Reference Rebecca Logan

Aaron Kederick Cummings

The Cummings, Morgan and Gibson families announce with deep regrets the home going of Aaron Kederick Cummings (AK), sunrise, June 30, 1981, sunset, August 4, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He is survived by his father, Jenkins J. Cummings, Sr. (Wede); mother, Josephine Gibson-Ford (Emmanuel); paternal siblings, Elaine Cummings-Baylock, Alvin, Jamesetta, Venessa, Natasha (Nyanfor), Jenkins Jr. (JC), Eugene and Harriet. Maternal siblings, Olive Bedell, Dan and Tarnue Ford.  Grandmothers Harriet Melita Cummings and Elizabeth Bedell; aunts and uncles, Paternal - Matthew (Euphemia) Fritz (Pat) Harrington (Marinda) and Lloyd.  Sie Morgan; Nathaniel D. Payne; J. Pache Sie-Dio Morgan (Le-Etta); Hnede Morgan; Wani Morgan; Andrew Sackey (Gertrude); Nyema Morgan (Gertrude).  Maternal - Jethro (Tete), Annie (Sabastine), Wellington, James, Alexander (Ifeoma), Mozetta (Joseph), Theodosia (Luther), Olivia (Moses) and Steve (Mary). Several cousins and other relations.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 31, at 11:00 a.m.

Viewing: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Service: 11:00 a. m.
M J R Friendly Service Funeral Home
7803 Florida Blvd.
Denham Springs, LA 70727
(225) 665-8002

Refreshments: Immediately following service – location will be announced at the funeral.
Interment: Thomas Chapel Cemetery: 3000 Sunshine Road Baker, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana USA

Contact Information:
Jenkins Cummings Sr. – (225) 454-5429
Wede Cummings – (225) 454-5443
Lloyd Cummings (240) 401-7357
Theodosia Bedell-Williams (609) 372-6362 or (609) 835-4386

Mr. Alexander S. Woart

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 

The family of Mr. Alexander S. Woart sadly announces with profound regrets his untimely departure from earth.  This sad event occurred on August 6, 2013 while he was being treated at NYU Hospital in New York, NY. 

Mr. Alexander Woart migrated to the United States in 1970 from Monrovia Liberia where he worked in several capacities before starting his own business which he later retired from.    Alexander loved people and valued his family and circle of friends. He will be sorely missed by his many friends all around the world.

“KIDDIGOU” as he was lovingly called by his friends leaves to mourn his loving wife Beatrice Morris Woart, his children Alexander B. Woart (Lavina), Gloria Woart, Alice Woart-Momo (Sangbey) and Nyeba Woart. 

He is also survived by his sister Sophia Bushmann (Henny Bushmann), his grandchildren Valorie, Theophilus, Al-Shabazz, Nathaniel, Christian, Chris, David and a host of other relatives and friends both in the United States and in Liberia, West Africa.

Wake Keeping & Funeral Services: 
Friday August 23, 2013 from 6:00 PM -10:30 PM
Springfield Gardens United Methodist Church
131-29 Farmers Blvd
Springfield Gardens, NY 11434

Saturday August 24, 2013 from 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM

Springfield Gardens United Methodist Church
131-29 Farmers Blvd
Springfield Gardens, NY 11434

Springfield Cemetery, Springfield Gardens, NY

Immediately following Internment
Springfield Gardens United Methodist Church
131-29 Farmers Blvd
Springfield Gardens, NY 11434

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Clarion Hotel at La Guardia Airport (BY MON AUG 19TH)
9400 Ditmars Blvd.
East Elmhurst, New York 11369
Tel: 718.335.1200 

Hampton Inn NY JFK (BY FRI AUG 16TH)
144-10 135th Ave
Jamaica, NY 11436
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Holiday Inn Express (BY FRI AUG 16TH)
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Jamaica, NY 11434

Alexander Woart ……. 718-810-2835
Gloria Woart ………… 973-412-6294
Alice Woart …………. 973-415-7254
Nyeba Woart ………... 718-699-7748

Thomas Hoff, Jr.

Sunrise: April 1, 1949 - Sunset: July 29, 2013

The Hoff, Robert, Grant and Wah families announce with profound sadness the passing of their father, husband, brother, grandfather, uncle and cousin, Mr. Thomas Hoff, Jr. This sad event occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 29, 2013, after a protracted illness. Mr. Thomas Hoff, Jr., was a devoted husband, loving father, and dependable friend cherished by his family and friends.  He faithfully served his country as a member of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) for many years before the civil war. 

'Junior', 'Uncle Junior', 'Papa' as he was affectionately called, leaves to mourn his loss his wife of more than 20 years, Mrs. Alletha Robert Hoff; his children: Keturah, Samantha, Mabel and Thomas Hoff III; his grandchildren: Rachelle and Samaiya; his siblings: Prince Hoff (Theresa) of Providence, Rhode Island; Marion Hoff Dickerson of Cleveland, Ohio; Laura Grant of Charlotte, North Carolina; Sylvester Grant of Gaithersburg, Maryland; Willamette Hines of Charlotte, North Carolina; Konah Hoff, Yatta Hoff Ferguson, Zoe Hoff, Thomas Hoff and Musu Hoff, all of Monrovia, Liberia; a host of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces,  grand-nephews, cousins and friends in Liberia and the United States.

Wake Keeping
Hickory Grove Methodist Church
6401 Hickory Grove Road
Charlotte, NC 28215 
Friday, August 30, 2013, 7 pm - 9 pm

After Wake
The After Wake follows in the hall immediately after the Wake-Keeping.

Funeral Service
Hickory Grove Methodist Church
6401 Hickory Grove Road
Charlotte, NC 28215
Saturday, August 31, 2013, 1:00 pm

Gethsemane Cemetery and Memorial Gardens
1504 Sugar Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28262

American Legion Independence Post 262
1940 Donald Ross Road
Charlotte, NC 28208

Laura Grant (704) 773-4039
Keturah Hoff (704) 606-3010
Prince and Theresa Hoff (401) 327-4620
Marion Hoff Dickerson (216) 252-7614
Tim and Joyce Siklo (301) 587-5683
Genevieve Barrolle Ross (609) 372-8425
Josephine Wah Willie (617) 308-9324   
Yatta Hoff Ferguson    (231) 886-839-637


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