TOGBA DAVIES, Sr.THE PASSING OF A CHRISTIAN MINISTER,
LIBERIAN LAWYER, DIPLOMAT, EDUCATOR AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Hannah Davies and her children sadly announce the passing
of their husband and father, Mr. Andrew Togba Davies, Sr.,
who died on Saturday, January 3, 2009, in Monrovia, Liberia.
He was 71.
of humble beginnings in Noir Point, Sinoe County, unto the
union of Toewaih Womkpeh Davies and Anna Davies, Mr. Davies
was the quintessential self-made man who left a track of record
of public service with distinction, honesty and integrity.
A consummate professional, he indeed devoted his entire adult
life to public service, working in various capacities as a
Christian Minister, lawyer, educator, diplomat, and national
most important part of Mr. Davies life was his work
in the Christian ministry. On December 19, 1969, after an
ardent course of Bible study, Mr. Davies became convinced
of the truth found in Gods word, dedicated his life
to Jehovah and served faithfully as one of Jehovahs
Witnesses until his death. Mr. Davies spent countless hours
engaging in the door to door ministry, talking to others about
the Good News of Jehovahs Kingdom and the hope and blessings
it will bring to humankind. It is this hope that sustained
him throughout trialsome periods of his life that he sought
to extend to others. Mr. Davies believed in Gods purpose
for the Earth and in a resurrection of the dead to an earthly
began his government service as Test Associate with the Testing
Center at the Liberian Ministry of Education. He later served
for several years as Deputy Director of Interpol, before becoming
Assistant Director for Administration for the Liberia National
Police. His sterling performance in that job soon ensured
his promotion to the position of Deputy Director of Police
and soon thereafter he became Director of the entire National
Police Force, where he left his mark as an innovator and stalwart
fighter against crime and official corruption. After serving
as National Labor Solicitor at the Liberian Ministry of Labor,
where he put his immense legal talents to work as an advocate
for and champion of the rights of Liberian workers, Mr. Davies
served as Director of Security at the National Port Authority,
where he instituted ground-breaking reforms.
1982, he began his diplomatic service as the Liberian Special
Maritime Representative to the United States. In that capacity,
he worked tirelessly to secure greater Liberian participation
in and control of the business and revenue generating arms
of the National Maritime Program. After a period of exile
in the United States following the outbreak of the Liberian
Civil War, Mr. Davies returned to Liberia where he again took
up government service, including serving with the Liberian
Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Davies commitment to public service was matched by his
insatiable quest for a first-rate education. Upon graduation
from Sinoe High School, he matriculated to the University
of Liberia, from where he attained the degree of Bachelors
of Science in Education, with an emphasis on Social Science
and Psychology. He subsequently graduated from the University
of Pittsburgh in the United States with a Masters Degree in
Educational Research and Statistics. He later graduated from
the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of
Liberia with an LLB Degree.
Togba Davies, Sr. was predeceased by three of his children,
Emery Davies, Fitzgerald Womkpeh Davies, and Hannah Equa Davies;
his brother, Toewaih Womkpeh Davies and three sisters, Esther
Davies Slah, Sarah Davies, Doris Jakay Davies and Johanna
Togba Davies leaves to mourn his death the love of his life
and wife of forty-five years, Mrs. Equa Hannah Davies and
five children, Andrew Togba Davies, Jr., Daryl Wreh, Davies,
Lowell Nyekan Davies, Andrena Tarlor Davies, and Michael Mombo
Davies; five grand-children, Lisa Michelle Davies, Andrew
Dash Davies, Fitzgerald Womkpeh Davies Jr., Michael Lowell
Davies, Tristen Davies ( his walking stick) two sisters, Victoria
Titi Davies-Johnson and Rebecca Davies-Bakwa and a host of
others family members and friends.
Davies will be buried in Monrovia, Liberia, January 24, 2009.
Funeral services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs
Witnesses in Paynesville, Liberia.
memorial service will be held on January 24, 2009 at 1:30
pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, located
at 6320 Fox Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
further information, please contact the following family members:
Davies, Monrovia, Liberia 06900002
Davies, Raleigh, NC 919-758-0829
Isibor Nosegbe, Ashburn, VA 703-675-7720
Clement-Nelson, Centreville, VA 703-449-1591