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Her Honor Amymusu K. Jones

The Jones and Watson families announce the death of retired Circuit Judge, Her Honor Amymusu K. Jones, with Blessed Assurance in the Resurrection, which event occurred at the hour of 6:35pm on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Duside Hospital, Firestone, Harbel, Liberia.

Judge Jones was born in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia, and educated in Robertsport and at Konola Academy. She studied at the L’institut Catholique in Paris, France where she earned a Certificate in the French Language. She later matriculated to Hunter College, City University of New York where she attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979. In 1988, Judge Jones received her Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia in Monrovia, Liberia, and commenced her legal career with the Jones and Jones Law Firm in Monrovia.

Later, Judge Jones became Legal Counsel at the Ministry of Finance.  Her commitment to Liberia was immeasurable, serving as Special Envoy/Advisor, Liberia National Transitional Government during a very difficult period in Liberia’s history.

Subsequently Judge Jones was appointed the first female Magistrate of the Monrovia City Magisterial Court, at the Temple of Justice, beginning her long judicial services. Judge Jones later became Judge of the Debt Court and of the Probate Court. In August 2002, Her Honor Amymusu K. Jones was nominated by the President of Liberia and confirmed by the Liberian Senate as Resident Judge of the 5th Judicial Circuit Court of Grand Cape Mount County, becoming the first woman and longest serving judge of the 5th Judicial Circuit Court.

Over the course of her career, Judge Jones was active in issues involving women and the law, becoming a founding member of the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) and rising to the position of 2nd Vice President. She also attended and participated in multiple legal conferences and workshops in Liberia, other parts of Africa and the United States.

Judge Jones was predeceased by her husband: Lt. General J. A. H. Jones, former Representative and  Senator of Grand Cape Mount County and former President Pro Tempore of the Liberia Senate; her father, Justice of the Peace Albert G. Watson; her mother Tenneh Quaye (Ma Tenneh); and her siblings, Joseph Watson, and Jannie Watson. She was also predeceased by her step children: Dr. Wede S. Jones, Ernest Z. B. Jones, Himie Agea Jones, and Cllr. M. Fahnbulleh Jones.

Judge Amymusu K. Jones is survived by her son, Atty. Gboto A. Watson; her sister, Annie Watson; her nieces whom she raised, Tenneh Gobah, Mariama Kabba Toby, Mawah Kamara-Verdier and Amalee Kamara; and her grandchildren: Amina J. Watson, Princess Watson, Prince Watson, Emeka G. Watson, and one great-grand daughter, Gloria A. Watson. Judge Jones is also survived by her step-children: Faduma (Ellen) Jones, Eugene Jones, Georgia Jones, and Amy Esther Jones   (Henry) Brewer. She is further survived by her step-grandchildren: Erwin R. Jones, Senator Varney (Joyce) Sherman, Cllr. Mohamedu (Sando) Jones, Joseph A. H. Jones, Manfred E. Jones, Cllr. Cyril (Joyce) Jones, Wede Sareta Jones (Victor) Adanaike, Amy Jones Collins, Valena Jones (Lafayette) Cisco, Enidmai Jones, Sando Odester Jones, Antonia Jones, Edet (Rose) Jones and Varney (Mardee) Jones.

After nearly a quarter of a century of dedicated services to the Liberian Judiciary, Judge Jones retired on August 3, 2018 as Resident Judge of the 5th Judicial Circuit. In her remarks during her retirement ceremony, Judge Jones said: “There is a stage in every person’s life that he/she has to play a part and prepare to bow down when the stage is about to be closed. The performance in my judicial stage has come to an end and I must bow away for the curtain to close.

Her Honor Amymusu K. Jones has now bowed from this earthly stage. May she rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.

Removal
Friday, September 14, 2018, 2:00pm @ Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlor
Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia

Viewing
Friday, September 14, 2018, 3:00pm @ Temple of Justice
Capitol Hill
Monrovia, Liberia

Wake Keeping
Friday, September 14, 2018, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Camp Johnson Road
Monrovia, Liberia

Funeral Services
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11:00am
St. John’s Irving Memorial Church
Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia

Interment
Saturday, September 14, 2018
St. John’s Irving Memorial Church
Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia

Contacts
Atty. Gboto A. Watson: 231-886-558-417
Mawah Kamara-Verdier: 231-777-515-008
Rev. Fr. Patrick Kabba: 231-770-362-493
Cllr. Mohamedu F. Jones: 240-888-5576
Cllr. Cyril Jones: 231-886-515-495