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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

Repast Coordinators:
Hawa Dukuly                                763-291-2282
Eunice Meime Mulbah                   443-415-1922
Nukay Gargard                             202-725-6585
Versia Smith                                  443-850-8213