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Mrs. Alice Ima Abruquah Gaye

With profound sadness the Abruquah, Rockson, Gaye, Essle and Clement families announce the home going of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Great-Great Grandmother, Aunt, Cousin and Friend Mrs. Alice Abruquah Gaye who went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

Ima as she was affectionately called lived with her daughter Cecelia Gaye (Cece) in Minnesota.  Ima was a true servant of the Lord preaching the Gospel on the streets in Liberia and Ghana. She lived a very blessed life. She was kind and a loving mother to all who knew her.

Ima was predeceased by her parents Mr. J.H Abruquah and Mamie Kokau Abruquah, four of her five children; Mary Rockson, Samuel Parker, Elizabeth Rockson and Joseph Rockson. She leaves to mourn her daughter Mrs. Cecelia Gaye, grand children: Rose Mensah Massaquoi (T-Mom), Grace Effie Mensah Charles (Alonzo), Wokie Akpabio, Comfort Mensah, Josephine Morris, Daniel Bedell, Sharon Patray, Nimeley Togba,  Nyaine Gaye, Joanna Parker, Kindness Parker, 21great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, Cousins, Nephews, Nieces, and host of relatives and friends in Liberia and Ghana. 

May her soul rest in perfect peace.

Funeral Arrangements are as follows:

Wake Celebration:
Northbrook Alliance Church,
6240 Aldrich Ave, N. Brooklyn Center, MN. 55430
Friday, July 10, 2015
7:30PM - 10PM
All tributes will be made except for immediate family

Celebration of Life Service:
Northbrook Alliance Church,
6240 Aldrich Ave, N. Brooklyn Center, MN. 55430
Saturday, July 11, 2015
 9:30AM – 10:30AM

Mound Cemetery of  Brooklyn Center
3516 69th Avenue North
Brooklyn Center, MN. 55429

Repast Following Internment:
Northbrook Alliance Church,
6240 Aldrich Ave, N. Brooklyn Center, MN. 55430

Contact information:
Mrs. Cecelia Gaye – 952-201-2109
Mrs. Rose Mensah Massaquoi – 412-608-9501
Mrs. Grace Effie Charles – 410-900-5942

Extended Stay America
2701 Freeway Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, MN. 55430
Phone: 763-549-5571

Quality Inn
1600 James Cir.
N. Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Phone: 763-560-7464 (Reference Alice’s Funeral)