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Dolly Esther Payne McCritty-Massaquoi
(Sunrise: October 31, 1936 to Sunset: August 5, 2012)

With humble acceptance to God calling home one of his most valued angels, the Payne, Witherspoon, McCritty and Massaquoi families regret to announce the death of their beloved matriarch, Mrs. Dolly E. Payne McCritty-Massaquoi.  This sad and untimely event occurred on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

Doll, Teta Doll, Dolly, T-Dolly, Mommie, S-I-S, Sis Doll, Sis Dolly, Sis D, SHD (Sweetheart Dolly), Teacher McCritty, Mrs. McCritty, Mrs. McCritty-Massaquoi, Aunty Doll, Aunt Dolly, Grand Doll, Gam-ma, Godma Dolly, Walk-a-Bout Dolly, Twin, D-Doll, Cousin Dolly, Cousin D, Mambahn, - as she was affectionately called, left a mark in every life she touched. No other will ever be able to match her giving spirit.

Mrs. Dolly E. McCritty-Massaquoi was predeceased by both her first and second husbands, Mr. Augustus Wilmot McCritty I and Cllr. Foday Jehu Massaquoi, respectively.

Her loving memory will be cherished by her children, Lars T. McCritty (Emma), A. Wilmot McCritty II (Joyce), Lynn L. McCritty; her sister, Henrietta Payne-Goodridge (Richmond); her in-laws, Ethel Payne, Mac McCritty and Momsie Greaves-McCritty; her Massaquoi daughters, Seweah, Sedia, Fati, Miama, Maude and their husbands; her grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, foster children, reared children, relatives, students and friends in Liberia and abroad.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at Wells Fargo Banks.

  • Enter your name in the MEMO field when making electronic deposits.
  • Print your name on the deposit slip when making counter deposits.

Routing #061000227 / Account #3498377385 / Account name: Lynn McCritty for DOLLY

Memorial Service in the US (Texas area)

Memorial service at church home in Texas:Saturday, August 25th at 3pm
Grace United Methodist Church
811 South Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76013
Contacts:  Miama Massaquoi-Davis            817-899-5870
                Fati Massaquoi-Parsons            682-365-3830

Funeral arrangements in Liberia

Viewing/Wake Keeping Service: Friday, September 7th, 2012 from 6pm-9pm
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Camp Johnson Road
Monrovia, Liberia

NOTE: All tributes will be made at the wake. Only the church & immediate family tributes will be made at the funeral.

Vigil to follow Wake Keeping Service: Friday, September 7th, 2012 from 10pm-‘til
Massaquoi Family residence
Bushrod Island (behind Vicki Spot)
Logantown, Monrovia

Funeral Services: Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at 10am sharp
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Camp Johnson Road
Monrovia, Liberia

King Gray, Dwazon burial site

Repast immediately following:
Location to be announced at the funeral.

US contacts:
Demah & Tabitha Payne                           919-319-7518
Ethel Payne                                             718-481-8716
Richmond & Henrietta Payne-Goodridge         404-849-2922
Benjamin & Melody Payne                           770-616-3534
Michael & Geraldine Salmon                  770-682-9644
Etta Tunning                                             267-444-5086
Lars T. McCritty                                    763-535-9479
A. Wilmot McCritty                                    770-241-5910
Lynn L. McCritty                                    678-668-4456

Liberia contacts:
Anthony McCritty                  231-886-538023
Sedia Bangoura                  231-880-533248        
Charles & Seweah Snetter         231-777-679876
Clara Tunning                  231-886-646571
Roseline Moore-Gray         231-886-404532
Emmanuel Witherspoon         231-886-517811