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Homegoing Celebration of Theresa Johnson Gildersleve

It is with deep regrets, we announce the death of our dearest mother, grandmother and great grandmother Theresa Johnson Gildersleve.

This sad event occurred on August 5, 2014. She was married to the Late Ernest Gildersleve. She leaves to mourn her passing, her siblings: Martha Hne, Frances Johnson, Annie Goll, Benjamin Johnson, Marie Horton, John Gildersleve, Winifred Johnson, Anthony George, Esua Dar Johnson, and Pauline and Paulina Johnson. Her brother George Johnson predeceased her. Her children: Elfreda King Cook, Abraham Niasse, Marcia Gono-Dunbar, Janet Chesson, Tos Chesson, Phillip Clinton and Marcus Gildersleve and Emmanuel Hunter (predeceased her); and thirty-two grandchildren and great-grand children, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends in the United States, Europe and Liberia.

Home-going Celebration:
Funeral Service

Date: Saturday August 23rd, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Address: Christian Pentecostal Church
900 Richmond Road
Staten Island, NY 10304

Interment (TBD)
Repast: To be announced at the Service

Date: Friday August 22nd, 2014
Time: 7:00-10:00
Place: Christian Pentecostal Church

Please email Marcia Gono-Dunbar at by August 16, 2014 to be included on the Wake Keeping Tribute List.


Hilton Garden Inn New York/Staten Island (10 mins to church)
1100 South Avenue, Staten Island, New York, 10314, USA TEL: +1-718-477-2400 FAX: 1-718-477-5620

Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island (9 mins from church)
1120 South Avenue, Staten Island, New York, 10314, USA TEL: +1-718-477-1600 FAX: 1-718-477-1626

Comfort Inn
310 Wild Avenue, Staten Island, NY, US, 10314Phone: (718) 370-8555 Fax: (718) 370-7555 (14 mins from church)

Contact Information:

USA Contacts:
Elfreda King Cook, 916-548-0918
Marcia Gono-Dunbar, 678-608-6541
Tos Chesson, 646-515-9376
Williette Thompson, 347-369-7915
Annie Doe, 302-383-2611
Meggie White, 347-424-6896

Liberia Contacts:
Frances Johnson, 0112318866559296
Annie Goll, 011231886579856
Hon. Toga McIntosh