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Statement from the Family of the Honorable Edward A. David, Sr.

We regret to announce the untimely passing of the Honorable Edward A. David, Sr., former Mayor of Monrovia, Liberia. Mr. David was born on the 28th day of November 1940 in Monrovia, Liberia to Cecilia Victoria Ross and Wilmot Adolphus David. In 1975, Mr. David became the first elected Mayor of Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city, in fifty-four (54) years. He served in that post until 1979.

Mr. David passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2006 at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in his hometown, Monrovia at the age of 65. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Graham David; children Edward A. David, Jr., Alphonso B. David, Miatta V. David, Massah C. David and Romelle David; daughter-in-law, Albina David; grandchildren, Nicholas David and Michael David; foster mother, Irene David; siblings, Cietta David-Mensah, Vera David-Duche, Wilmot A. David, Jr., Dr. Magdalene Soniia David, Mildred David Kla-Williams, Robert Richardson, Reverend Sam Richardson and William Richardson; aunts, Rose David, Sadie Deshield, Nancy Ross, Myrna Tolbert, Mary David and Enid Hoff-David; uncles, Daniel Tolbert, Saye Richardson, Leonard Deshield, Frederick David and Reverend Eric David; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and personal friends.

Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Monrovia on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. The family will also hold a memorial service at the Colesville United Methodist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland on Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 10:00 a.m.

The family extends its deepest gratitude to Etmonia David-Tarpeh, Christine Tolbert-Norman, Daniel Tolbert and Albert Nimley for all of their assistance in planning and organizing funeral arrangements in Liberia. The family also greatly appreciates all of the support relatives and friends have provided.

A memorial service in celebration of the life of the Honorable Edward A. David, Sr., former Mayor of Monrovia, will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Colesville United Methodist Church, 52 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904. A repast will follow the service.