Mr. Moses Chee Jabbeh
Sunrise: October 20, 1928
Sunset: May 18, 2014
The Jabbeh family, the Tuo people and Kaluway District of Maryland County, Liberia are saddened to announce the passing of our Patriarch, our father, husband, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, Mr. Moses C. Jabbeh, also known as Kwadi Chee, Internal Affairs Advisor to Interim Chair, Charles Gyude Bryant's National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL) from 2003 to 2006. He was a strong advocate of education, educating his children and numerous foster and other people's children over his many years. Our hearts grieve and yet we celebrate the life of one who was a great inspiration to generations of women and men from Kaluway, opening the door for Tuo men and women to take the challenge and travel to the coastal part of the Maryland to seek an education. He was the first high school graduate and the first college graduate of Kaluway District, inspiring generations since the 1950s.
He is survived by his second wife, Rev. Helen Jabbeh, his children, Mr. Patrice Toh Jabbeh (Kwadi), his daughter, internationally renowned Liberian author and poet, Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley (Mlen-Too), his son, Korseh Jabbeh, daughter, Kwadi Jabbeh-Kanneh (Abraham), Juway Jabbeh, Moses C. Jabbeh Jr., Wyne Jabbeh, Margretta E. Jabbeh, Klon Vincent Jabbeh, Benjamin Jabbeh, Alvin Jabbeh, Emmanuel Jabbeh, E. Jabbeh, a host of foster children, many grandchildren, three sisters, Mildred Tugbade, Sejlah, Nyeneplu, two brothers, Mr. Joseph Naapoh Jabbeh (Kusehde) and Mr. Benjamin C. B. Jabbeh (Jane) and numerous relatives. His first wife of more than 40 years, Mrs. Hne Nmano Morias-Jabbeh predeceased him in 1993 during the Liberian civil war. In 2013, his youngest son, Jacob T Jabbeh predeceased him.
Mr. Jabbeh graduated from Cape Palmas High School in 1954, and in 1958, he graduated from Liberia College, (now University of Liberia) under his Americo-Liberian given name of Moses C. Gibson, which he immediately changed to his original family name of Moses C. Jabbeh.
He taught briefly at BWI upon graduation in 1958, and in 1959, began his life-long career at USAID, working diligently up the ladder from 1959 until he was honorably retired in 1984.
In his continued service to his country, he was appointed by the Chair of the NTGL Mr. Charles Gyude Brant as Internal Affairs Advisor to the Interim Chair, a position Mr. Jabbeh held from 2003 to2006. Mr. Jabbeh was proud that one of his greatest legacies to Liberia is inarguably that invaluable impact on his daughter, Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, who has continued to make Liberia proud through her writing and her own legacy, which she credits to her father, Mr. Moses C. Jabbeh. May the soul of our great patriarch rest in peace until the Resurrection.
Wake Keeping: Police Academy Road, Home of the Jabbehs—7pm, Friday, June 13, 2014
Removal of Body from the Samuel A Funeral Home, Monrovia, Liberia-- 9 am, Saturday, June 14, 2014
Viewing of Body followed by Funeral at the Bethel Temple Church of God in Christ,
Old Road Sinkor, Chupoh, June 14, 2014.
Followed by Internment at the JCN Howard Commentary in Paynesville
Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley----- 814-695-5354
Mr. Patrice T. Jabbeh -----------231776246626
Mrs. Helen B. Jabbeh-------------231886589635
Hon. Norris Tweah ---------------231886941294
Mr. Moses C. Jabbeh ------------231880440039