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Joseph Douglas Barclay

It is with deep sadness that we, the Barclay, Freeman, Phelps, Urey, Bryan and Okorodudu families, announce the homegoing of our beloved father, brother, cousin, uncle, and friend, Joseph Douglas Barclay of Careysburg, Liberia and resident of Cape May Court House, New Jersey, USA. This sad event occurred very unexpectedly at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Joseph was affectionately known as "Big Boy". He is survived by his daughter Julia, several sisters and brothers including Corann Okorodudu, Juliette Phelps Maxwell, and Mabel Bryan (Ted), Botoe Barclay, Dobli Barclay, Esther Barclay, and Kekula Earl Mulbah, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends residing in the United States and Liberia.

Joseph was pre-deceased by his loving father, the Honorable Senator Botoe Barclay, Sr., mother, Julia Freemen Barclay, and sisters, Oretha Phelps, Maude Phelps, Marjorie Henries, Eleanor Phelps, and Ruth Barclay. As we grieve our loss, we give thanks to the Lord for his life and celebrate his homegoing.

Homegoing Services:

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Location: Christ Gospel Love Center
2209 Route 9 South
Whitesboro, NJ 08252

Viewing: 9:00A.M. – 11:00A.M.
Service: 11:00 A.M.

Interment: Sunday, November 10, 2013, at 11:00 A.M., at the Eglington Cemetery in Clarksboro, New Jersey (family).

Contact persons:
Mabel Bryan (609) 465-7404
Corann Okorodudu (856) 848-4961
Juliette Phelps Maxwell (740) 359-3508


For the funeral:
Bolero Resort and Conference Center
3320 Atlantic Avenue
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Reservations: (609) 522-6929

For the Interment: Best Western West Deptford Inn, 98 Friars Boulevard, Thorofare, NJ 08086, Reservations: (856) 848-4111

From North Jersey
Take the Garden State Parkway South; take exit 6 toward Whitesboro; keep left to take the Rt 147W ramp toward Burleigh/Whitesboro; turn left onto North Wildwood Boulevard/Rt 147; turn left onto US 9; After approximately .8 miles, the Church will be on your right.

From Philadelphia
Take I-676E over the Ben Franklin Bridge into New Jersey; I-676 becomes I-76E which becomes Rt 42S; go onto Atlantic City Expressway South; take Exit 7S toward Ocean City/Wildwood/Cape May; merge onto Garden State Parkway South; take Exit 6 and follow directions for North Jersey.

From Washington DC & parts South
Take I-95North; go over the Delaware Memorial Bridge into New Jersey; take US 40E/New Jersey Turnpike North toward New York/Atlantic City; take US 40 Exit toward Atlantic City; Go onto US 40E/Wiley Road and continue on US 40E; turn left onto US40/Rt45/Rt48/West Avenue; continue on US 40 through roundabout; merge onto Rt 55S toward Vineland/Millville/Cape May; go onto Rt 347/New Stage Road; Rt 347 becomes Rt 47S; turn left onto Court House-South Dennis Road ; turn right to US 9 (Main St.). After approximately .8 miles, the Church will be on your right.