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The Segbefia, Olympio, Amankwah, Hutchison, and Grant families regret to announce with great sadness the untimely death of Joyce Ama Segbefia, which occurred on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge, Virginia, after a short illness. Mrs. Segbefia was 78 years old.

She leaves to mourn her death her daughter, Evelyn Amankwah of Woodbridge, Virginia; her son Derek Segbefia of Luton, UK; her brother Francis Segbefia of Worcester, Massachusetts, her adopted children by marriage: Prince Dorsla, Irene Dorsla, and Ruth Dorsla (USA); her grandchildren Leona McNeal, Michael Adadevoh, Amanda Dorsla (USA); Michael Awuley Clottey (Ghana); Alex, Renee and Naomi Segbefia (UK), Jared Suku Dorsla, and Ryan Dweh (USA); and her great-grandchildren Zoey McNeal and Avon Sammie Kollie. She also leaves to mourn her death several cousins, nephews, nieces, and a host of relatives in the USA, Ghana, the UK, and Liberia; many devoted friends; and several adopted children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Segbefia was predeceased by five of her children: Ernest, Barbara, Willie, Kofi, and Germaine. May her soul and the souls of her departed children rest in perfect peace.

Funeral services are as follows:

Wake and Viewing
Friday, February 19, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

(All tributes will be paid at the wake. Please contact Evelyn (703-861-2702) or Florence (571-572-5186) if you would like to pay a tribute.)

Funeral Service
Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 am

Venue for the Wake and Funeral Service:
Mountcastle Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Friends and sympathizers are invited to join the family for a repast immediately after the funeral service (about 1:00 pm) at The A & C Banquet Hall, 12740 Darby Brooke Ct, Woodbridge, VA 22192 (approximately 5 minutes from the funeral home).

For additional information please contact:

Evelyn Alla-Mensah (nee Amankwah) - USA (+1-703-861-2702) (
Jimmy Alla-Mensah - USA (+1-301-537-4143) (
Florence Jabba-Dadzie - USA (+1-571-572-5186)
Derek Segbefia - UK (+44-7492-277415) (