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Oritha Marjay Karpeh (aka Orea Ora, Jarue, Karpeh Girl)

(February 12, 1949 - February 2, 2019)

“If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane,
we’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.”

The Karpeh, Jefferson and Dorley families announce with deepest sorrow the passing of Oritha Marjay Karpeh. This sad event occurred on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. She leaves to mourn her loving husband of 34 years, James Swankan Karpeh; her siblings: Ben Jefferson Attia, Benetta Jefferson Scott, Annie Jefferson, and Zanger Jefferson; her aunt Miatta Logan; her children: Victoria Jefferson, Almara Dorley Weah (Simeon), Joseph Dorley, Hawa Dorley, Soko Adama Dorley, Jr. (Mamie), Marjay Jefferson, Janjay Jefferson, Sangai Dorley Cuffey, Dayue Dorley Cooper (Tarr), Blamasee Ciapha Dorley (Jarsah), and Jlateh Birdsong Karpeh; her step-children: Judith Karpeh, James Karpeh, Jr., and Joe Karpeh; her special niece Miata E. Dorley; her sisters in-laws: Mary Karpeh Snowe, Ethel Karpeh, Josephine Karpeh Kyne, Elizabeth Karpeh, and Johnetta Seaton Asherman; her brothers in-law Francis Karpeh, Reginald Asherman, Rods Karpeh, Willie R. Seaton, Martin H. Seaton, Benjamin Asherman, and Andy Seaton Sunday; several grandchildren, great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends in Liberia and the United States of America. Her son Lorenzo Green pre-deceased her.

May her loving soul rest in perfect peace.

Funeral Arrangements 

Removal of the body:
Wednesday. March 13, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Home
Tubman Boulevard
Sinkor, Monrovia

Wake Keeping:
Wednesday. March 13, 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
J.J. Powell United Methodist Church
Warren Street
Monrovia, Liberia
**NOTE:  All tributes will be paid at the wake.

Funeral Service:
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
J.J. Powell United Methodist Church
Warren Street
Monrovia, Liberia

Family Contacts:
Liberia:

James Swankan Karpeh - 011-231-886524687
Miata Esther Dorley - 011-231-772238175
Hawa Dorley - 011-231-886526780
Dayue Dorley Cooper - 011-231-886511796

USA:
Soko Adama Dorley, Jr. - (718) 844-1084
Sangai Dorley Cuffey - (609) 556-9667
Ciapha Blamasee Dorley - (347) 861-1422
Jlateh Birdsong Karpeh - (404) 790-3776