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May 19, 1959 – May 24, 2014

Twenty-one days after the death and subsequent burial of their Matriarch, Haja Kinii Sombai, the Freeman, Johnson and Sombai families are again saddened to announce the sudden death of their sister, mother, grandmother, aunty and friend Bindu Freeman.

She reportedly died of a stroke Saturday morning, May 24, 2014 at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia after complaining of a fever the evening before. Bindu's death occurred four days after marking her 55th birthday, whose celebration was dampened by her mother's death few days earlier.

Born May 19, 1959 in Bomi Hills (Tubmanburg), Bomi County, Liberia, Bindu was the youngest of the last five living children of Elick M. Johnson and the late Haja Sombai. Her death at such an early age, with no known prior health problem, and just few days after her mother's demise, remains a mystery only the Almighty God can unravel.

A very charming, loving, kind and resourceful person, Bindu was the epitome of "family" and "friend," with a welcoming personality that lit the room immediately upon meeting her. Being a stranger was not in her genes, and making one feel at home was immediate. A very jovial and outgoing person, she would assign you a nickname in an instant upon meeting her. Among her siblings, it was no secret that she was Mama's darling and closest confidant, making her the one to treat with constant love if you wanted to be in Mama's good book. Her outreach, charm, charisma and gift of natural beauty will remain a picture to behold.

A practicing Muslim like her mom, Bindu was buried Sunday, May 25 next to her mother in Kon Town, Garwula District, Grand Cape Mount County. A daughter, Massa Freeman, predeceased her. She is survived by four children: Fatu, Maima, Bindu and Boima. Grandchildren: Musu Bropleh, Maima Hess, Massa Swary, Maron Smith and Jeremiah Smith.

Also surviving Bindu are her siblings: Ella Musu Coleman (Joseph, deceased), Fred Freeman (Philomena), Emmanuel Siafa Freeman (Felina), Tenneh Freeman and James "Jimmy" Kiazolu.

A combined feast for Bindu and our Matriarch, Haja Kinii Sombai, has been planned for Sunday, December 14, 2014, in Kon Town, Grand Cape Mount County.

For details on the feast and other pertinent information, please contact the following:

In Liberia
Ella Freeman-Coleman 886-585-647
Fred Freeman, Sr. (Philomena) 886-409-600

Tenneh Freeman 880-990-130
Edmund Kai Freeman, Cousin (Alice) 886-514-635
James "Jimmy" Kiazolu 886-270-184

In the U.S.
Emmanuel Freeman (Felina) (229) 347-5253
Georgia Freeman, Cousin (301) 220-0956
Jassie Sombai-Mulongo, Aunty (Joe) (714) 862-4447
Roland Siafa Sombai, Cousin (Mary) (917) 575-2901