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Mrs. Gwendolyn Arimetta Brooks

It is with the deepest of sadness that we announce the sudden and peaceful home-coming, in her eighty-second year, of our mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunty, cousin, teacher, and friend:  Mrs. Gwendolyn Arimetta Brooks (Aunty Mamie/Teacher Mamie).

This sad event occurred on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Catherine Adeyemo, in the Township of Virginia, Liberia, West Africa.

She leaves to mourn her loss:  one sister-in-law (Caroline Brooks), one sister, Florence Brooks Neufville, her ex-husband:  Mr. Kandakai A. Duncan, Sr., seven children:  Kandakai, Jr., Roselyn, Jamesetta, Jeremiah (Obie), Catherine, Adolphus and Jerry.  Three daughters-in-law:  Arimetta, Caroline and Oprah.  One son-in-law Olu Adeyemo.  Twenty-eight grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Two of her children predeceased her:  Rachel and Gwendolyn.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

  •  Wake keeping
    • Friday, March 20, 2015
  •   Home Going Celebration Service
    • Saturday, March 21, 2015
  • Both services will be held at the Eddie Memorial United Methodist Church,, Township of Virginia, Republic of Liberia

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 445 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI  02907  USA

Family contact:
Kandakai A. Duncan, Jr.          (401) 447-1259
Obie/Caroline                          (401) 454-9819 / (860) 317-1797
Catherine T. Adeyemo             011-231-886-40-4831
Chris Brooks                           (401) 419-6412
Roselyn T. Duncan                  (401) 226-2759
Thomas Brooks                       011-231-886-518525
Hannah Brooks Jackson           (610) 570-4672
Elaine J. Brooks                      (908) 527-1826
Rev. A. Benedict B. Capehart    (980) 333-3623