Evangeline Beatrice Barmadia
Psalm 90:10 - "Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away".
The George, Early, Oberly, and Barmadia families regret to announce the death of their matriarch, Evangeline Beatrice Barmadia. This sad event occurred in the early hours of Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. "Ma Bea", as she was affectionately called, spent over 30 years as a healthcare provider, specifically as a nurse/mid-wife, in Liberia.
"Ma Bea" lived with the distinction of being one of the most renowned nurses/mid-wives in the history of Liberia. She was the Executive Secretary of the Liberian Board of Nursing and Midwifery, and served in dual capacities as both Secretary and President of the Liberia Midwife Council.
Ma Bea was married to Gbonima Sando Barmadia, Sr., who predeceased her in death. She was also predeceased in death by three of her children, Lucretia Tdenkonti George Toeh, Augustus Oberly, and Jonathan Oberly. She is survived by her children, Wilhelmetta Oberly (Joseph), Wilhelmina Oberly-Johnson (Alex), Gloria Barmadia Siakor-Sirleaf (Hilary), Johnetta Barmadia-Flomo (John), Edmund B. Barmadia (Lisa), Gbonima Sando Barmadia, Jr, Zobon Barmadia, Hawah Dukuly, and Musa Barmadia.
She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, foster children, and other loved ones in both Liberia and the United States of America.
Funeral arrangements are as follow:
Wake: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Funeral: Friday, November 21, 2014, 9:00 a.m. prompt
Venue: Pikesville S.D.A. Church
4619 Old Court Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
Hotels: Local hotel information will be forthcoming
Wilhelmetta Oberly 443-857-7221
Wilhelmina Oberly-Johnson 410-299-8278
Gloria Barmadia-Siakor Sirleaf 443-413-7632
Johnetta Barmadia-Flomo 240-938-0201
Edmund Barmadia 410-300-7278
Hawa Dukuly 763-291-2282
Eunice Meime Mulbah 443-415-1922
Nukay Gargard 202-725-6585
Versia Smith 443-850-8213