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Bishop Jorina Slocum-Julu
January 28th 1931 - January 12th, 2016
Father - John Abraham Slocum
Mother - Louetta Shavers Slocum

We are very saddened to announce the home-going of our beloved Mother and Grand Mother - Bishop Jorina Slocum Julu of Johnsonville, Lakpazee, Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia and Newark, NJ. Her transition to glory occurred on Tuesday January 12th, 2016 at the Beth Isreal Medical Center in Newark, NJ. She was a life-long educator, founder of the Building For Tomorrow Institute (in 1969) in Lakpazee, Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia and a Minister of the gospel and Founder of the Gospel Spirit-Filled Chapel in Liberia as well as in the USA. Bishop Julu was pre-deceased by her husband Bishop Dennis S. Julu, Sr. in November 2012.

She is survived by 
Her Children:
Sylvia Morris Dadie, Hilary James Wilson, Lucy Wilson Bartee, Jorina Cecee Wilson Jangar, Mydline Wilson Garlo and her husband Joseph Garlo, Cornelius W. Pratt II and his wife Wanita Pratt, Ocansee O. B. Julu I and his wife Faith Julu, Jorina Slocum Yaskey and her husband Alfred Yaskey, Ruth Smith, Jorina Slocum Parsons and her husband Kirk Parsons ,William Kenneth Karngar, Joseph Slocum and his wife Quianna Harris Slocum, Jonathan Slocum and his wife Candice Slocum, Joseph T. Julu Sr. , Esther Julu-Swen, Jacob K. Julu, Ruth Julu-Baysah, Emmanuel Julu, Gertrude Julu-Brooks, Jestina Julu Harris-Brown, Margaret Julu-Kiatamba,Teah Julu and Lucinda Abbie Gittens.

Her Grand Children:
Christelle Dadie, Benoni Weagar Wilson, Benhilldah Vulate Wilson, Hilary James Wilson II, Jorina Wilson, Buscie Shaw Seequeh  and her husband Alfred Seequeh, Youshi Shaw, Afi Keni Daitey, Roberta Ballah, Christain Ballah, Alhaji Kromah, Peace Garlo, Faith Agatha Pratt, Prudence Victoria Pratt, Cornelius Handel Immanuel Pratt, Ocansee O. B. Julu, II, Telmont Slocum, Annette Yaskey, Rovet Slocum, Massa Yaskey, Julie Yaskey, Angerline Yaskey, Nevaeh Blessing Buie, Cameron Slocum, Corrine Slocum, and Christian Slocum. 

11 Great-Grand Children, 
Her Sisters Leah Green, Edna Slocum, Rachel Knight and a host of other relatives and loved ones.

Vigil - Memorial Service
Friday January 29th, 2016, 7pm-9pm.
Hope Well Baptist Church
17 Muhammad Ali Ave

Newark, NJ 07108-3006

Celebration Service
Saturday January 30th, 2016, 9am - 11am
Hope Well Baptist Church
17 Muhammad Ali Ave
Newark, NJ 07108-3006


Clover Leaf Memorial Park - 12 noon
NJ-35, Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095

Repast - Immediately after Interment

Prince Hall
188 Irvine Turner Blvd,
Newark, NJ 07108

For questions, please contact:

   - Cornelius W. Pratt, II - (479) 866-6572 
   - Jorina Cecee Wilson Janga - (267) 776-5480
   - Lucy Wilson Bartee - (973) 634-8304
   - Jorina Slocum Parsons - (908) 966-4600
   - Ruth Smith  - (347) 387-8981
   - Jestina Julu Brown - (973) 704-7882