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Hon. Hannah G. Brent, Junior Senator of Montserrado County, Republic of Liberia

With enduring love and great tribulations, the Brent, Johnson, Massalee, and Garnett families announce with profound regrets the sudden death of Hon. Hannah G. Brent, Junior Senator of Montserrado County, Republic of Liberia. This sudden and heart wrenching event occurred on Monday, August 3, 2009 en route to the S.D.A. Cooper Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, following a brief illness.
The late Senator Brent is survived by her mother, Mrs. Keimah Pine; two adored and lovely children, Joyce Massalee (Nuku) and Sam Johnson, Jr., (Archie); one lovely granddaughter, Hannelle Archlyn Tolbert, born just three days prior to this grave tragedy. Hon. Brent also leaves to mourn her loss four brothers-Joshua, Cooper, Melvin and John; three Sisters-Korpo, Larngo and Mammie; several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, foster brothers and sisters, adopted children, a dedicated office staff, thousands of cherished CDC partisans and friends in Liberia, USA, Europe and across Africa.

Wake keeping: The remains of Hon. Brent will be taken to the CDC Headquarters in Monrovia on Thursday, August 20, 2009, from 5:00-6:00 PM for partisans' last respect and onto the Capitol thereafter to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Capitol Hill, Monrovia, for one night of wake keeping sponsored by the House of Senate and the Government of Liberia.

Funeral services: The funeral services for Sen. Brent will be held at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia on Friday, August 21, 2009, starting at 9:00 AM. Interment will follow immediately thereafter at the Congau Town Backroad Cemetery in Monrovia.

Meanwhile, a memorial service will be held in Detroit, Michigan on Friday, August 21, 2009 starting at 6:00 PM, at Second Grace United Methodist Church located at 18700 Joy Road, in Detroit, Michigan, hosted by family and friends of the late Sen. Brent as a way of complementing the activities in Liberia on that day. The Rev. Dr. Charles S. G. Boayue, Jr., Senior Pastor and Esi Collins, Asst. Pastor will be officiating.

The following family members and staff may be contacted for further information regarding the funeral and memorial services:

  • Joyce Massalee-----313-561-0670
  • Archie Johnson-----510-504-8221
  • Frank Smallwood---011-231-652-1742
  • Roberta Rashid-----412-512-7053
  • Dempster/Lucia Yallah-313-561-0670

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