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Siafa Lavala

It is with deep sadness and in celebration of God's omnipotence, we announce the passing of our son, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend, Siafa Lavala.  On May 17, 1987, God graced our family with a little boy who brought smiles and joy to our lives.  He grew into a man who made us proud, as he lived his life through Christ. Siafa transitioned to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 23, 2015.  He was honorable, big hearted, loving, committed, faithful, passionate, dependable and trust-worthy. What was most admired about Siafa was, he strived daily to walk in the footsteps of his Lord.  Siafa set a legacy at a youthful age. 

He is survived by his mother, Comfort Arku; his siblings James Lavala Jr. (Hope), Ernest A. Jenkins (Small G.I.), Charles A. Dundas(Chucky) (Peggy Dundas), Kezelebah Lavala, Zizi Bestman, Okemia Mitchell Porch (Dennis Porch), Kezele Mitchell & Ma–Wubu Lavala ; his daughters/nieces, Claire Dundas; and a host of uncles, aunties, cousins and friends. Siafa was preceded by his father, James Flomo Lavala Sr. and grandmother, Sando Jallah.

Wake keeping:
Friday, December 11, 2015 from 6pm to 10pm
Glenmont United Methodist - 12901 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Funeral services:
Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 8am to 11am.
Glenmont United Methodist - 12901 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Gates of Heaven Cemetery
13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Repast location: will be provided at the church.

Hotel & car reservations: Please contact Keze or Charles at the numbers listed below

Wells Fargo
Routing #: 055003201
Account #: 9734129647

For further information, please call:

Charles Dundas         (301) 646-6311
Ernest Jenkins           (301) 531-0554
Keze Lavala                (240) 498-4154

Tributes contact
Rev. Oliver Lloyd Sr   (571) 572-8700

Repast contact
Peggy Dundas           (757) 544-5131
Addo Davis                 (240) 424-3889