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Mr. James Saygbeh Akoi Sr.

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1:21

It is with deep sorrow that the Akoi family announces the home-going of their husband, son, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend, Mr. James Saygbeh Akoi Sr. Fondly known as “Jimmy,” James Akoi Sr. was born to the late James Bobokollie Akoi and the late Ma Sonnie Korlu Akoi on November 2, 1955 on Camp Johnson Road, in Monrovia, Liberia.

James started his early elementary and junior high education in Voinjama Lofa county, Liberia. He later graduated from Tubman High school. Eager to advance his education, Mr. Akoi travelled to the United States to attend Morgan State University in January 1978. He worked at Latos Dental laboratories for more than a decade.  After being sick for almost 15 years, James departed from this earth on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10:22pm in Germantown, Maryland, USA.  He was 61 years old.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his beloved wife of 39 years, Mrs. Kpanah Akoi; 4 sons- James Saygbeh Akoi, Jr., Johnathan Akoi, Jeremiah Akoi, and Joshua Akoi; 12 grandchildren, several brothers and sisters and a host of aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends in the United States, Canada and Liberia. 

Wake Keeping: There will be no wake keeping

Funeral service:  Saturday, July 15, 2017
                                  Church of the Living God, Full Gospel Ministries
                                  1417 Chillum Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20782.
                                  Time: 8am-9am (Viewing)
                                  10am- 12pm (Service)

Internment:        Saturday, July 15, 2017 (immediately following funeral service)
                                Gate of Heaven Cemetery
                                13801 Georgia Ave, Silver spring, MD 20906   

                            Repass:   Location TBA    (Immediately following internment)

Contacts for the family members:
Mrs. Kpanah Akoi            (301) 540-6368
Mr. James Akoi, Jr.           (240) 988-7051
Mrs. Sabah Akoi Roberts (410) 567-6197
Mr. Alexander Bazzie      (301) 646-1670
Mr. George Korvah         (202) 821-8109
Donations: Please contact James Akoi, Jr.