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Mr. Cyrus Seward Dennis, Sr.

The Dennis and Tolbert families announce with deepest sorrow the passing of their dearest father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, Cyrus Seward Dennis Sr. of Minneapolis, MN; originally of Careysburg near the City of Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. This sad event occurred on Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

He is survived by his daughters, Christiana, Cy and Gabriella (husband Andrew), his son Cyrus Seward II (wife Shannon), eight (8) grandchildren, (Marisa, Jamie, James, Faith, Andrew III, Inara, Cyrus III and Cian), his sisters including his elder sister Toulia, one sister-in-law Mary, his nephew Richelieu II, many other nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of beloved relatives and friends.

Cyrus Sr. was married twice, first to Felicia Gadegbeku and later to Wade Thompson, both of Liberia.

He is preceded in death by his father Willie A. Dennis, his mother Elfrieda Tolbert, one son Cyrus (aka ‘Rus’) and his darling daughter Wade Alema (aka ‘WD’, ‘Dee’), his sister Charlotte Dennis Stewart and younger brother, Richelieu W. Dennis Sr. and many others.

Prior to the Civil War of 1980 in his home country of Liberia, West Africa, Cyrus was an Assistant Vice President for Operations at the Mesurado Group of Companies, including the Fishing subsidiary for many, many years.
Cyrus received his elementary education from Lott Carey Baptist Missionary School in Liberia and his high school diploma from the Booker Washington Institute. He received his Bachelor of Science from the Detroit College of Business in Dearborn, MI in 1965.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace.

Visitation:
December 2, 2016, 10:00 a.m.
Church of the Holy Name
3637 11th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Funeral: December 2, 2016, 11:00 a.m.
Church of the Holy Name
3637 11th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Interment to immediately follow service:
St. Mary’s Cemetery
4403 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Contacts:
Daughter - Christiana Dennis [240-491-7105]
Daughter - Gabriella Dennis-Afolabi [571-278-7579]
Son - Cyrus S. Dennis II [571-233-5689]
Sister - Toulia Dennis [612-824-7216]

Hotel:
Sheraton Minneapolis West
12201 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305
(952) 593-0000
Group Rate is under Dennis Family at $129.00 per night for December 1, 2, 3

Please send any floral arrangements to:

Estes Funeral Home
2210 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Or in lieu of flowers you can send a donation to:

Lewy Body Dementia Association
https://www.lbda.org/donate
In memory of Cyrus Dennis Sr.

LFA-DMV office:
Lupus Foundation of America, DC/Maryland/Virginia Chapter (CFC# 97511)
1319 F St, NW, Suite 305
Washington, DC, 20004.
In memory of Cyrus Dennis Sr./ Wade Dennis