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The Honorable Reverend Rushu Karnga
Sunrise March 9, 1926 to Sunset December 24, 2016

The Karnga, Hodge and Gooding families announce with deepest regret, the homegoing of Rushu Karnga, our beloved and exceptional husband, father, grandfather,  brother, uncle and cousin in his 90th year.  This event took place at the residence of his daughter, Soni Karnga Williams, in Stockbridge, GA, USA.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Frances Gooding Karnga; daughters – Siata Karnga, Famatta Karnga DeShield (Russell), Makeda Karnga Badio (McEllery), Soni Karnga Williams (T. Nelson II) and Rebecca Deah.  He is also survived by his sisters – Isabel Karnga and Makeda Karnga Gurley, his grandchildren - Thomas, Keesha, Hadiya, Kaleb, Mackia, Talia, Eric and Tarnynon, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends in the United States and Liberia.

He was predeceased by his parents, Liberian historian and Associate Justice Abayomi Wilfred Karnga and Isabella Hodge Karnga. His sister, Olivia Karnga Ockner and grandsons, McEllery Badio Jr. and T. Nelson Williams, III also predeceased him.
Wake Keeping
Friday – January 13, 2017
International Christian Fellowship (ICF)
461 School Drive, S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30354
(404) 363-3300

Friends and sympathizers wishing to pay tributes should RSVP to by January 11, 2016

Funeral Service
Saturday – January 14, 2017
International Christian Fellowship (ICF)
461 School Drive, S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30354
(404) 363-3300

Kennedy Memorial Gardens
2500 River Rd.
Ellenwood, GA 30294

Community Achievement Center
4522 Flat Shoals Parkway
Decatur, GA 30034

Soni Karnga Williams   678-523-2420
Famatta Karnga DeShield   336-848-6020
Makeda Karnga Badio  678-984-0302
Rebecca Deah (773) 374-0360

Area Hotels
Holiday Inn Stockbridge
Hwy 138
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(866) 301-8375
Rate: $99.00 per night – Group Name: KBR. Make reservation before January 9. 2017 in order to get discounted rate.

Comfort Suites
3540 Cameron Pkwy.
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(770) 507-0444
Rate: $89.00 Double, $79.00 King – Group Name: Karnga Bereavement

Days Inn Stockbridge
7385 Hannover Pkwy N.
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(770) 507-4440
Rate: $79.00 Double, $69.00 Single  - Bereavement Rate:  Booked by Thomas Williams

NOTE:  Family and Friends may also check out Priceline and Expedia for better rates at
               these hotels.