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Mr. Benjamin Slebbo Jlay, Sr.

The Jlay, Major, George, Tarr, and Yanforh families deeply regret announcing the home-going of Mr. Benjamin Slebbo Jlay, former Press Secretary to the late President William R. Tolbert Jr., Secretary to the Liberian Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention (LBMEC), and Assistant Registrar at the Cuttington University College. This sad event occurred on Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 2:15 A.M. at his home in Moulton Corner, Brewerville, Montserrado County, Liberia.

Benjamin Slebbo Jlay, Sr. was born January 8th, 1935 unto the union of Mr. Dowlor Jlay and Madam Jayqui Jlay in Tappita, Nimba County, Liberia.  His parents hailed from Taryuwon, Sinoe County, Liberia. He had two older brothers, John Newspaper George and Francis Jlay. Both his parents and brothers predeceased him.

The late Mr. Benjamin S. Jlay leaves to mourn the loss, his wife, Mrs. Eudora “Dodoe” Yanforh Jlay; children: Mrs. Benetta Wayne Tarr, Claudius Deddeh Major, IV (Judy), Alfred W. Major (Jassa), Andrew Jlay, Mrs. Maude Major Daniels (Curtis), Mrs. Casselia Major Goodlin (BJ), Joseph Sherman (Amelia), Mrs. Lucinda Jlay Payne, David Olubi, Timothy Jlay, Lucretia Sarah Jlay, Mrs. Bendora Jlay, Benjamin Jlay, Jr., Mrs. Johnetta Jlay Sumo, and Ophelia Jlay; nieces: Cecelia George Dukuly, Maude George, Bernice George, and Victoria Jlay; nephews: Anthony Jlay and Alfred Jlay; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements:

  • Wake Keeping: Friday, February 19th, 2016 from 6 – 9 PM
    • Third Providence Baptist Church

Logan Town, Montserrado County, Liberia

  • Funeral Service: Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 9 AM
    • Third Providence Baptist Church

Logan Town, Montserrado County, Liberia

  • Interment: Brewerville Cemetery
    • Brewerville, Montserrado County

For further details, please contact:

  • Mr. Andrew Jlay                                - # 231880704828
  • Mrs. Lucinda Jlay Payne                   - # 231776557476
  • Mrs. Bendora Jlay Brown                 - # 703-862-9145
  • Mr.  Alfred W. Major                         - # 301-404-4175
  • Mr. Claudius D. Major, IV                  - # 301-346-3889
  • Mrs. Casselia Major Goodlin            - # 763-232-1058
  • Mr. Zackery Taylor Major                  - # 215-696-9825