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Mr. McDonald Julius Krakue, Sr.
Sunrise: October 30, 1926 – Sunset: February 20, 2016

The Krakue, Yancy, Freeman, Perry, Neal and Weah families are saddened to announce the death of Honorable McDonald J. Krakue Sr., former Solicitor General of the Republic of Liberia.

The late Honorable McDonald J. Krakue, Sr. was born on October 30, 1926 unto the union of John Daniel Krakue and Victoria Mabel Perry in Cape Palmas, Maryland County, Liberia.  He attended Cape Palmas High School and graduated as the Salutatorian of his class. 

After graduating high school, he worked at the Port of Cape Palmas as a Customs Clerk and excelled in this position.  Later, he was appointed Internal Revenue Inspector by President William V.S. Tubman and was transferred to the Ministry of Finance in Monrovia where he worked in the Customs Department.
While at the Finance Ministry, he pursued a degree in Law and after completion of his J.D. in the United States, returned to Liberia as an apprentice to the late Hon. J. Reynold Gibson.  Upon completing his apprenticeship, he began practicing law under the guidance of the late Hon. Daubeney Cooper.  Later, he was appointed as Resident Circuit Judge of Grand Gedeh County by President Tubman and continued in this roll during the Administration of President William Tolbert, serving with distinct honor for many years. 

After his tenure as a judge, he was appointed to the Justice Ministry as Solicitor General of the Republic of Liberia by President Samuel K. Doe; a position he held until the outbreak of civil unrest in Liberia in 1990. He returned to private practice until his relocation to the United States to be with family.

Solicitor General Krakue died peacefully at home in Edgewood, Maryland, USA, on February 20, 2016.
He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Mrs. Bonnie B. Krakue, ex-wife Jestina D. Neal; his children Doris Krakue-Tucker, Vera Krakue, Victoria Krakue, Olive Krakue-Clarke, Philetta Krakue-Johnson, Magnus Krakue Sr., Gwendolyn Krakue-Torto, Una Krakue-Nylander, McDonald Krakue Jr., Nathan Krakue, Patience Krakue, Kwane Krakue, Arabella Krakue, Fulton Krakue, Saydanue Krakue-Giuthua, Harrison Krakue, Eliza Krakue, Daniel Krakue, Mabel Krakue, Winston Krakue, Jettie Krakue, Decontee Krakue, Monroe Krakue;  Siblings - Ellen Krakue-Perkins, Florence Krakue-Saydee, Victor D. Krakue Sr., Rev. Dr. Charles Krakue, Victoria Moulton, and Maude Krakue; many grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends in Liberia, Ghana and USA. 

  He was predeceased by his siblings Frances Krakue, Herbert Krakue, Fannie Krakue, Samuel Krakue, Romelus Krakue, Hilton Tubman, Elizabeth Perry-Freeman, and Daniel K. Jackson.

Funeral Arrangements
Wake keeping:
McComas Funeral Home
1317 Cokesbury Road
Abingdon, MD 21009
Friday, March 4, 2016
6pm – 9pm (viewing of the body)

Funeral Service:
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
2600 Willoughby Beach Road
Edgewood, MD 21040
March 5, 2016

Harford Memorial Gardens
3839 Aldino Road
Aberdeen, MD 21009
Contact Information:

  • Mrs. Bonnie Krakue  (443) 468-5153
  • Mr. Magnus Krakue (770) 331-2776
  • Mrs. Doris Tucker  (978) 319-8640
  • Mr. McDonald Krakue Jr. (612) 730-1295
  • Mr. Nathan Krakue  (860) 514-0785
  • Ms. Philetta Krakue-Johnson  (417) 294-7289
  • Ms. Vera Krakue  (740) 630-8294
  • Mr. Monroe Krakue  (443) 616-8279
  • Ms. Saydanue Krakue- Giuthua (443) 653-0581
  • Mrs. Victoria Krakue-Kollie (240) 701-3448
  • Mrs. Una Krakue-Nylander (478) 719-4510
  • Mrs. Olive Krakue-Clark (478) 787-2813
  • Mr. Fulton Krakue (612) 236-5438      

Hotels in the area:
La Quinta Inn and Suites, 2112B Emmorton Park Rd
Edgewood, MD 21040

Sleep Inn and Suites, 1807 Edgewood RD.
Edgewood, MD 21040

Hampton Inn & Suites, 2110 Emmorton Park RD.
Edgewood, MD 21040