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Mrs. Catherine Gibson North
Sunrise: January 20, 1922
Sunset: July 1, 2013

It is with heavy hearts that the Tubman, Lagardere, Thernize, Gibson, North and Yarngo families announce the home-going of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and cousin. This sad but peaceful event occurred on Monday, July 1, 2013, at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, New York.

Mrs. North worked at the Liberian Senate for many years. She was also a member of Saint Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road in Monrovia, Liberia.

She leaves to mourn her loss her grand-daughter - Mrs. Toni Tubman-Lagardere, (Harry), her great-grandson - Justin Thernize, several foster and adopted children: Sotee Dennis, Yarngo Gibson, and James Blackie, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, God-children, and friends in both the United States of America and Monrovia, Liberia.

Wake and Funeral Service:
Wake and Funeral Service will be held at:
Grace Episcopal Church
155-15 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432
Tel: 718-291-4901

Friday, August 9, 2013
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Service Time:
Saturday, August 10, 2013
10:00 a.m.

*NOTE: The funeral date for Mrs. Catherine North has been changed from Saturday, August 3, 2013 to Saturday, August 10, 2013.

*Interment will follow immediately after the service at the Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery.

**Repass will follow immediately after at the Grace Episcopal Church Parrish Hall.

Contact Information:
Toni Tubman-Lagardere - 404-376-6757
Laurinda Bright - 703-657-0500
Richard Stryker - 516-849-8854

Bank of America
Account # 003257663643
Ref. Toni T. Lagardere
*(Please write your name on the deposit slip.)

Repass Contacts:
Mrs. Massa Snetter Dempster - 301-404-1497
Mrs. Roxanne Browne Savice - 347-724-6390
Mrs. Eliza Ellis Smith - 718-380-4822
Ms. Judy Stryker - 917-674-9521

Hotel Information:
Clarion Hotel at LaGuardia Airport
9400 Ditmars Blvd, East
Elmhurst, NY
Tel: 347-624-5603

Best Western Jamaica
87-07 Van Wyck Exp.
Jamaica, NY 11435
Tel: 718-291-7500

Quality Inn Jamaica
138-69 94 AVE,
Jamaica, NY 11435
Tel: 718-523-8383

Super 8 JFK Airport
139-01 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica, NY 11435
Tel: 718-658-1866