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Kollie Gbarsah AKA Melvin Tokpa

Sunrise:                                   June 27, 1961
Sunset:                                    June 3, 2012

It is with deep sadness that the Gbarsah and Kermee families announce the loss of their beloved son, Kollie Gbarsah. This sad event occurred on Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Coon Rapids, MN. Kollie was born on June 27, 1961 in Monrovia, Liberia, the first child to the union of Benny Shorplor Gbarsah and Kortoe Gbarsah. 

Kollie attended St. Martin’s Catholic School and Gbalatuah High School in Bong County. He also attended Booker T. Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata, Margibi County, where he completed an accelerated mining program.


Kollie was predeceased by his father, Benny Gbarsah and siblings Tokpa, Darkenmu, Kondo, and Niala Gbarsah. He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory his beloved mother, Kortoe Gbarsah; children Bilita, Neila, Benny II, and Victor Gbarsah; grandson Isaiah Lincoln; siblings Jane Sawyer, Vashtai Gbarsah, Dawar Gbarsah, Benetta Gbarsah, Bullo Gbarsah, Ganku Gbarsah, Isaac Gbarsah, and Melvin Gbarsah; aunts Esther Keleekai and Magdalene Sowid; uncles James Kermee, Jr., George Kermee, Rufus Kermee, and Naklee Cole, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and family in Liberia and the U.S.A. May the soul of our beloved and the souls of all our faithful departed rest in perfect peace.


In lieu of flowers, sympathizers may identify with the family by making contributions to the following special account designated in Kollie’s honor:
Bank of America
Savings account# 381032684663

Wake keeping                                                                                                           
Friday, June 22, 2012                                                                                         
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.                                                                                         
*All tributes shall be given at the wake*

Homegoing Service
Saturday, June 23, 2012
9:30 a.m.

All services will be held at:
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
189 South Broad St.
Trenton, NJ 08608

Interment
Forest Green Park Cemetery
535 Texas Rd.
Morganville, NJ 07751

Repast to follow immediately at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (see address above)

CONTACTS
BIlita Gbarsah                          347-873-1982
Nowai Keleekai                        973-459-6281
Tenrah Kermee-Ruff                  646-549-3575
Zack Kermee                             856-419-7877
Francis Kollie                             609-892-0939
Kou Kpahn                                763-442-4698