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Mrs. Mary Louise Jones Howe

The Howe, Jones , Porte, Rundell and Diggs families announces with profound sorrow the death in her 76th year of their mother, grandmother, aunt, and cousin, Mrs. Mary Louise Jones Howe on October 10th, 2011 in Monrovia after a period of illness.

Ma Mai, Cousin Mary, Tee, Mama, as she was called by many during her lifetime, was born in Harford, Grand Bassa County Liberia on January 12, 1935 unto the union of Mr. William Francis Jones and Mary Victoria Porte Jones who predeceased her.

At an early age, her mother moved to the Central Province, now Gbarnga, as a public school teacher. Young Mary, moved along with her mother and Brothers Robert, William and Francis (William and Francis predeceased her).

While growing up in Gbarnga, she met George W. Howe, the assigned Tax Collector for the province and married him in 1956 in the St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Gbarnga. This union was blessed with six biological children, five step children and two foster children.

Our mother was a mother to every child who came her way; a comfort to strangers and hope to the wayfarer. She never distinguished between her own children and her wards. She was a devout Episcopalian.

Mama is survived by her children: Amanda Randall, USA; Adi Howe Yarsiah (Dickson); Elizabeth Bessie Howe; Lucretia Howe Nelson (Tumu) UK; George W. Howe Jr. (Youku); Emmanuel D. Howe (Lillian); David Cooper, USA; Georgia Howe; Samuel Sophy Howe; Sylvester John Jacob Howe; 2 brothers, Robert L. Jones Sr. and J. Amos Jones ; 27 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, especially Mardea Jones, who stood by her to the last day; several cousins and in laws.

Funeral
Friday, October 28, 2011 - Removal of body from Samuel Stryker Funeral Home at
9:00 AM to Gbarnga, Bong County for one night wake keeping. All
tributes will be at the wake except the family.

Saturday October 29, 2011 - Funeral service at the St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
Gbarnga at 10:00 AM. Burial at Gbarnga Cemetery.

Contacts
Lucretia Howe-Nelson 00442082970408
Amanda Randall 0016108187634
Adi Howe Yarsiah 231-6-563118
George W. Howe 231-6-511921
Emmanuel D. Howe 231-6-512870
Mr. David Cooper 001 646 2648 728
Mr. Tumu Nelson 00447956918497

 

 

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