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Deacon Madison Friley Smith

Sunrise: 6/20/60 - Sunset: 11/2/11

The Smith, Phaley, Boe, Gbapoo, Vah, Moore, Toe, and Galama families are saddened to announce the peaceful home going in his 51st year, of Deacon Madison Friley Smith of Bassa Community, Monrovia, Liberia. This demise occurred at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 at 11:15 PM in Monrovia, Liberia. He was a loving husband; father, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend. He was a dedicated employee of the Motor Vehicle Department of the Ministry of Finance/MOT.

Significantly, as a young humanitarian he devoted his times to youth development and sports, before his demise he served as co-chairman on the Barrack Young Controllers, (BYC) Board.

As a rising star of the Bassa Brotherhood Industrial Benefit Society, he served as vice president in the education department. Friley leaves to mourn his lovely wife Deddeh Galama Smith and ten (10) children who are Kelvin Smith, Loranzo Smith, Genevie Smith, Jonah Smith, Princess Smith, Cynthia Smith, Shada Smith, Stephen J. Smith, Zoe Smith, Vivian Smith, Brothers and sisters in the USA, Germany, and Switzerland that include Liberian Journalist Fred V. B. Smith, Jr. and his sister Violet Smith Thomas respectively of Los Angeles, California, others are Gordon Smith (Upper Darby, PA), Mary Smith (Germany), and Lolita Genevie Pfenniger (Switzerland). Others siblings in Liberia are Alexander Smith, Bill F. Smith, Lewis Smith, Oliver Jarry, Matthew Smith, Arthur M. Smith, Larry B. Smith, Elizabeth Smith and Helina Smith. Host of others relatives in the USA and Liberia respectively that include Aunty Nellie Moore Dwimoh, Williette Quemolue, Ascelia Thompson, Sarah Johnson, Cousin Fred Vah, Symons Marshall, Roselyn Johnson Dennis, Josephine Jones, Frank Smith, James Gibson, Rose Gibson and other relatives, uncles, auntys, nieces and nephews.

Wake Keeping: Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 8:00 PM, Pioneer Memorial Baptist Church, Bassa Community.

Funeral Service: Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 10:00 AM, Pioneer Bapthist Church, Bassa Community

Interment: Follows at the Moore Family Plot in Brewerville, Liberia.

Repass: Bassa Community Academy Junior High School.

Contacts: USA

  • Fred V. B. Smith, Jr. (424)202-8599
  • Violet Smith Thomas (323)574-0619
  • Symons Marshall (612) 362-0361
  • Ascelia Thompson (713) 269-9126
  • Nellie Moore Dwimoh (240) 354-9253
  • Dorothy Verdier (609)963-7592
  • Matilda Totimeh (323)833-6672
  • Gordon J. Smith (267)753-5874


In Liberia you can contact

  • Dedeh Smith on cell 001-231-6-512-798 or 6-513-216
  • Genevie Smith - 011-231-6-447-533
  • Lorenzo Smith - 011-231-6-455-389
  • Arthur Menyon - 011-231-6-245-7448
  • Samuel Toe - 011-231-558-779
  • Bill F. Smith - 011-231-6-544-357
  • Sedia Johnson Dennis - 011-231-0777-230-090
  • Abe Yarmal, Sr. 011-231-6-551-715
  • Alexander Smith - 011-231-6-542-928




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