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The Patterson, Sambolah, Pachal, Lavala and Kortu families and the College of West Africa Class of 1973 announce with profound regrets the sudden death of James Gordon Patterson affectionately called Jimmy at 56. This sad event occurred on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 4PM at John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

Jimmy leaves to mourn and cherish his memories, his beloved wife of 25 years Rachel Gbelee Lavala Patterson and his daughter, Elsie of Atlanta, Georgia; sister, Maxine Hazel Pachal (Kenneth) of Canada; nephew, Nathan Jon Pachal, father-in-law, Henry Q. Lavala, Sr (Barbara); friend and brother, William Boakai Kiahon (Cheryl); sisters-in-law/brothers-in-law and a host of relatives including many uncles, aunties, cousins and friends in Liberia, Canada and the United States of America.

Jimmy was pre-deceased by the following - Mariam Winifred Sambolah (mother), Momolou Sambolah & Edward Siafa Sambolah also known as TeddyBear (brothers).

May Jimmy's soul rest in perfect peace and light perpetual shine upon him.

In lieu of flowers, all donations can be made to Wells Fargo Bank, Account # 5894055101, contact - Garmai S. Lavala

Funeral Services

Wake-Keeping: Friday, April 8, 2011 @7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saint Moses Funeral Parlor
Somalia Drive
Gardnersville, Liberia

Removal of Body: Saturday, April 9, 2011 from Saint Moses Funeral Parlor at 9:00 a.m.

Funeral: Saturday, April 9, 2011 @ 10:00 a.m.
Tubman United Methodist Church
Weaver Avenue (JCN Howard Side)
Paynesville, Liberia

Internment: immediately following funeral service
Kaiser Lawn Memorial Cemetery
Brewerville, Liberia

" Rachel Gbelee Lavala Patterson (Wife): 0112316663650
" Kenneth & Maxine Pachal ( Sister): 2507637567
" Henry Q. & Elizabeth Lavala, Jr. (Brother-in-law/wife): 0112316519544/6511728
" Garmai Stella Lavala (Sister-in-law)): 770-845-9170/770-822-5867
" Dakollie & Valarie Lavala ( Brother-in-law/wife):240-422-3544/301-631-5248
" Dedeh Lavala Martin (Sister-in-law): 240-603-6745
" Yoquai & Adelaine Lavala (Brother-in-law/wife): 0112316444434/6444431
" Jackie Lavien (Sister-in-law): 612-859-7327



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