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Ophelia Tootsie Mathies
Sunrise: May 5, 1962
Sunset: May 27, 2014

The Mathies, Vincent, Malekebu, Leslie and Coleman families announce with profound regrets the home going of our beloved Ophelia Tootsie Mathies. This peaceful, yet sad transition occurred in Liberia on Tuesday, the 27th of May 2014. We are heartbroken beyond words at the loss of a beautiful, talented and determined darling mother, loving sister, caring Aunt, sweet grandmother and a gentle dear friend. Ophelia touched so many with her inspirational spirit, amazing smiles, warmth and generosity.

She leaves to mourn her loss her biological children; Owen Beresford Leslie, and Phillip Lawrence Leslie. Grandchildren; Pi'ayr and Gabrielle Leslie. Foster children; Rodney Swaray, Shiann Perkins, Tom S. Wilson and Fatu Cole. Siblings; Famatta Dukuly, Saku and Helena Watson, Joseph and Peeso Mathies, Sando and Joanna Davies, Alexander W. Mathies, Edith Mathies and Websterford Coleman. Aunts; Ruth Malekebu Brown, Myrline Cooper Gbarbea, Kartumu Cooper Boakai and Willietta Harding Mathies. Stepmom, Sophia Ross Urey; The Bates Family and a host of other relatives and friends in the United States , Liberia and Ghana.
Colors: Lavender, Gray, & White

Friends and Family Pre-Funeral Reflection Celebration on Friday, June 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm at the home of Guy and Korto Johnson
9001 Woodhall Circle Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

A Celebration of Life and memorial Service will be held in Minnesota on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 9:30 am.
United Christian Fellowship Church,
4300 Queen Ave N,
Minneapolis, MN 55412

Funeral Arrangements
Removal of Body

Samuel Stryker Funeral Home Friday, July 4, 2014 at 3pm 24th Street, Sinkor
Colors: Lavender, Gray, & White

Wake: Friday, July 4, 2014 6-9pm Funeral Service: Saturday, July 5, 10am
Providence Baptist Church Providence Baptist Church
Ashmun Street, Monrovia Ashmun Street, Monrovia
Wake (part ll) (9pm-day)
ELWA Junction, Paynesville Repast: TBA
Colors: Lavender, Gray, & White

Mathies Family Cemetery
Mississippi St, Royesville
Bomi County

Contact Information
Saku & Helena (Mathies) Watson (763) 447-9452/ (763) 291-4586
Sando & Joanna (Mathies) Davies (763) 232-2550/ (612) 396-6412
Joseph and Peeso (Adams) Mathies (612) 535-8421/(763)-447-7524
Famatta Dukuly (763) 245-9650
Rina Mathies Russ (301) 529-3668
Tom S Wilson 011-231-886815463 (Liberia)
Williette Mathies ((617) 304-1145
Ruth Malekebu Brown 011-231-886594487
Momo & Estelle Johnson (651) 815-1471
Randolph Mathies (763) 445-1601
Linda Simpson (612 306-2608)
Ophelia Malekebu Ekah (763) 442-2313
Richard Vincent 011 231 886456057
Rodney Swaray 254-251-0358