John Kwesi Arthur
The Arthur, Taylor, Bettie, Smith, Moore and Lee families regret to announce the death of their father, grandfather, great grandfather and family member John Kwesi Arthur, who passed away peacefully after a brief illness on June 29, 2014 at his resident in Columbia Heights, Minnesota USA.
John worked with Farrell Lines Shipping Company in Liberia as a marine mechanic for fifteen years. He also worked with the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) as a turbine mechanic for 29 years and retired in 2004. Prior to employment with Farrell Lines, he taught at the Monrovia College School, Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia, Liberia.
He leaves to morn his loss, his loving wife of sixty two years, Mother Sarah T. Arthur, his sister Ama Dadzie of Kumasi, Ghana. John is also survived by eight children: Eugene Holman, Christiana Abenah Arthur-Clarke (J. Comfort), Josiah Kobenah Myles Arthur (Caron), Apapa Effua Arthur, Juliana Ama Arthur, Emmanuel Kofi Patrick Arthur, Sr. (Paulina), Joyce Ekua Arthur and Brenda Ajuah Arthur. He was predeceased by two of his sons: John Kwesi Arthur, II and Kwesi Kra Arthur.
Private viewing of the body Friday, July 11, 2014 @ 6 60 9 p.m
Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel
4101 Central Avenue Northeast
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Funeral Saturday July 12, 2014 @ 9:30 a.m.
Joy World Universal Church
1121 Lowry Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55418
2600 19th Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis MN 55418
Grace Point Church 2352 Rice Creek Road, New Brighton, MN 55112
Christiana A. Clarke 763 568 5139 J. comfort Clarke 763 516 8363
Aselyn Pinky Dennis 763 267 9337 Varney A. Skinner, Sr. 651 434 8283
Patricia A. Lee 817 657 5013 Harriette Bettie 612 432 2286
Josiah Arthur 231 886 636 946 Apapa Arthur 231 888 586 859
Patrick Arthur 231 779 543 06