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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

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