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Mrs. Julia Railey Bestman

The Bestman, Railey and Thorpe families announce with profound sadness that Mrs. Julia Railey Bestman has responded to the call of the Almighty God to reside in His Kingdom. This sad event occurred on December 16, 2012 in Monrovia, Liberia.

She was predeceased by her parents, Mr. Ernest J. Railey Sr. and  Mrs. Williametta Thorpe Railey and five brothers.
Now left to cherish her exceptional memories are: her son, Chea T. Bestman, her daughter, Wilna C. McBorrough, her step mother, Mrs. Ruth Railey, her sisters, Erna V. Railey, Rose L. Railey, Mai Frances Railey, Ernestine Railey Woyee, Edith Railey Tellewoyan, Lynda Railey, her brothers, Ernest J. Railey Jr., Edgar Railely, Leon Railey, her two grand children, nieces, nephews, a host of loving and caring cousins, including the Rt. Rev. Jonathan B. B. Hart, Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Liberia, friends and the S. T. Nagbe United Methodist Church family.

Julia’s transition to the life beyond to be with her Heavenly Maker will bring great sorrow to those that knew her.
May God keep her in perfect peace.

Wake Keeping: 6:00 pm – January 4, 2013 – S.T. Nagbe United Methodist Church, Monrovia, Liberia.

Funeral Services: 9:00 am – January 5, 2013 – S. T. Nagbe United Methodist Church, Monrovia, Liberia.

Interment: The Thorpe Family Cemetery, Crozerville, Liberia


Bishop Jonathan B. B. Hart – 231-88 6516343 or 231-77 7070418 (Liberia)
Mr. Richard Thorpe – 678-480-4752 (USA)
Ms. Rose L. Railey – 267-257-9082 or 215-941-7438 (USA)
Mr. Ernest J. Railey, Jr. – 267-250-4926 (USA)
Ms. Erna V. Railey – 267-872-1567 or 215-677-7369 (USA)
Mrs. Ernestine Railey Woyee – 919-619-9375 (USA) or 231-88 6489020 (Liberia)