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The Lavala family announces with profound regrets the death of our dear father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, James Flomo Lavala. His passing occurred on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:47 a.m. at the Saint Thomas More Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hyattsville MD.

James (Nah Pea, Joe Blow, Uncle James) leaves to mourn and cherish his memories:
His Children: Zaza Bestman, James Lavala Jr. (Hope), Kezelebah C.  Lavala (Keze), Siafa Lavala, Okemia Mitchell Porch, Kezele Mitchell, Ma –Wobu Lavala, Henry P. Lavala.

Brothers, Cousins & Family: Henry Quaku Lavala Sr., Woloba Lavala, Zelleh Kezelebah, Joseph Zubah, Clarence Momolu, Roland Bannah, Dr. Jerry Blamo, Kolu Sherman and a host of relatives including   grandchildren, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends in Liberia and the United States of America.

James Lavala was pre-deceased by his father, Kezelebah Giddi and mother, Varbah Pargi.

May his soul rest in perfect peace and light perpetual shine upon him.

We wish all donations to be made to Wells Fargo Bank, account #7573274060.
For more information on donations, please contact Dak Lavala at 240-422-3544 or Keze Lavala at 240-498-4154

Funeral Services

Viewing: Friday, January 31, 2014 @7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
7410 New Hampshire Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Funeral: Saturday, February 1, 2014 @9:30 a.m.
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
7410 New Hampshire Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Internment: immediately following the funeral service.


  • Keze Lavala (son): 240-498-4154
  • Okemia Mitchell Porch (daughter): 704-733-0300
  • Siafa Lavala (son) :  240-671-7804
  • Dak & Valerie Lavala (nephew/niece): 301-631-5248/240-422-3544
  • Henry Q. & Barbara Lavala (Sr.) (brother/sister-in-law): 602-740-0165
  • Henry Q. & Elizabeth Lavala  (Jr.) (nephew/niece): 0112316519544/6511728
  • Garmai Stella Lavala  (niece): 770-845-9170/770-822-5867
  • Yoquai  & Adelaine Lavala (nephew/niece): 011231886444434/00002
  • Rachel Lavala Patterson (niece): 011231888259505
  • Clifford & Ola Massaquoi (friends): 240-381-3219/240-778-3340
  • Joseph Zubah (friend): 240-731-9479