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Death Announcement
Hawa Kpakah AKA Annette Johnson

 The Kpakah and Zinnah/Kamara families announce with profound regrets, the death of Miss Hawa Kpakah of Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. This sad event occurred on Saturday, December 28, at 6:30 PM., at the Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA after a period of protracted illness. The late Hawa Kpakah is survived by two children, Emmanuel Jalloh and Rebecca Diggs Johnson;  three brothers, Ibinyansi Gbessay Kpakah, Elton Momo Kpakah, and Emmett Zinnah Kpakah; two sisters, Ma Zoe Musu Kpakah and Watta Kpakah. Hawa is also survived by several uncles, aunties, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, other relatives and friends of Liberia, America, and other parts of the world.

Funeral arrangements of the late Miss Hawa Kpakah will be announced later. All friends, organizations/associations wishing to sympathize with the bereaved family may do so by calling the following persons:

Mr. Ibinyansi Gbessay Kpakah, brother                                       301-466-5103
Mr. Elton Momo Kpakah, brother                                                 908-422-1541
Mr. Zinnah Wiles, Uncle                                                               571-575-2248
Mr. Clarence Kamara, Uncle                                                         443-866-0240
Mrs. Barbie Stewart, Aunt                                                           281-373-5967
Edison Zinnah, Uncle                                                                   508-847-9289

Account for Family Contributions for the Home Going of Hawa Kpakah

Name on Account: Ibnyansi Kpakah, AKA Gbessay (Brother of the Deceased)
Bank: Bank of America
Account Number: 004467609943
Tel: (301)466-5103

Contribution in Kind can be made to the Liberian Community Association of the Washington DC Area, LCA-DC


  • Nee Allison      President      (703) 298-6794
  • Ernest Johnson Member of the Board of Directors             (240)274-8286

This announcement was brought in by Ibinyansi Gbessay Kpakah and Elton Momo Kpakah, brothers; Zinnah Wiles, Clarence Kamara, and Eddison Zinnah, uncles of the deceased for the families.

Memorial Service: 
Time:             Saturday February 1, 2014 at 10:30 AM 
Location:       Glenmont United Methodist Church (Parking at the back) 
                      12901 Georgia Ave. 
                      Silver Spring, MD. 20906 

Wake Keeping / Viewing: Friday, January 31, 2014 6:00 PM
Location:         Glenmont United Methodist Church (Parking at the back) 
                      12901 Georgia Ave. 
                      Silver Spring, MD. 20906 


  1. Marriott Courtyard

6301 Golden Triangle Dr.
Greenbelt, MD. 20770
Tel: (301)441-3311
Group Rate: $99/ night
Call Isaac Zawolo @ (301) 728-1210 to express intention to stay at this Hotel

  1. Best Western

5910 Princess Garden Parkway
Lanham, MD. 20707
Tel: (301)459 -1000
No Group Rate:  $79.99 / night (negotiation continues)

  1. Marriott

6400 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD. 20770
Tel: (301) 441 3700
*Group Rate:   / night * Will be updated later

  1. Days Inn

9023 Annapolis Road
Lanham, MD. 20706
Tel: (301) 459-6600
No Group Rate:  $ 79/ night (negotiation continues)

  1. Red Roof Inn

9050 Lanham Severn Road
Lanham, MD. 20706
Tel; (301) 731-8830
Group Rate:  51.99 / night
Call Isaac Zawolo @ (301) 728-1210 to express intention to stay at this Hotel
In lieu of flowers and floral arrangements the family will appreciate financial contributions.

Arrival of the Remains at Roberts International Airport : Wednesday, February 5, 2014 @ 5:00 PM

Viewing Service at St. Moses Funeral Home: Thursday, February 6, 2014 @ 4:00 PM.

Wake Keeping: Friday, February 7, 2014 Kakata City Hall, Kakata, Margibi County

Funeral Services: Saturday, February 8, 2014