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John Gbonoguor Kortu

“Now thank we all our God With heart and hands and voices” Author: Martin Rinckart (1636)

With deep sadness, the Kortu and Lloyd families announce the home going of John Gbonoguor Kortu in his 82nd year. This memorable event occurred on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at his home in Takoma Park, Maryland, surrounded by his wife of 57 years, his children and grandchildren.

He leaves to mourn his home going his wife Viola Lloyd Kortu, nine children, John Gbonoguor, Jr., Sayba Precious, Keaba Kortu Sayeh (Salekri), Meifee Horatio (Linda), Telewoyan Aaron, Yassa Kortu Dennis (Oscar), Kpadeh Keith, Saimo Omias (Sadia) and Wedia Viola, Twenty three grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two sisters-in law, Etta Walker and Selena Snoh, one brother-in law, Aaron Lloyd, many loving foster children and grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends and well-wishers. John Gbonogour Kortu was predeceased by his three siblings, Quoiquoi Kortu, Keaba Kortu Weigee and Sayba Kortu Kebbeh.

Home Going Services:

Church of the Ascension, 205 S. Summit Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877

The wake is Friday, June 9 from 6:30 PM to 10:00PM
The Viewing is Saturday, June 10 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
The funeral is Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

All tributes are to be made at the wake on Friday, June 9, 2017.

Interment Immediately following the funeral service All Souls Cemetery 11401 Brink Road, Germantown MD 20876



  • Sayba Kortu 202-910-3578
  • Keaba & Salekri Sayeh 301-987-9199/301-675-6028
  • Telewoyan Kortu 443-866-6920
  • Yassah & Oscar Dennis 317-702-7519/317-702-7468
  • Wedia Kortu 240-389-8372 Lovetti Dwanah 240-479-0349


  • John Kortu, Jr. 231-886-531087
  • Meifee Kortu 231-886-498027
  • Saimo Kortu 231-776-889897
  • Aloysius Kortu 231-776-957240

Ghana: Kpadeh Kortu 233-243-932660

Hotel Information:

Holiday Inn Gaithersburg: 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 301-948-900

Hilton Washington DC: 620 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 301-977-8900

Homewood Suite: 805 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg MD 20879, 301-670-0008

Townplace Suite by Marriott: 212 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 301-590-2300