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The Honorable, Dr. Theophilus Nimley Sonpon, Sr.

The Sonpon and Gibson families announce with profound regrets the death and home going of honorable Dr. Theophilus Nimley Sonpon.
Dr. Sonpon was born on November 25, 1931 in Dutukpo, Draoh (Dra-O), Sinoe County, unto the union of Mr. David Dormoh Sonpon and Madame Wleh Juah Sonpon. He died on December 6, 2011 at 6:20 P.M. at the St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife of forty five (45) years, Mrs. Angeline Louise Gibson-Sonpon, his children: Cynthia Gbardee Sonpon-Oduwole (husband, John Oduwole), Christine Sonpon-Freeman (husband, Caesar Freeman), Adeline Nyonoh- Nagbe Sonpon, Theophilus Nimely Sonpon, II, Winston Jarrett (wife, Lillian). He was also blessed with several other children, including David Sonpon, Augusta Sonpon, Felecia Sonpon, Richard Gibson, Debra Gibson, Edwina Gibson-Anderson ( husband, Emmanuel Anderson), Sarah Gibson, John Gibson and Edwin Gibson.

GRAND CHILDREN: Twenty seven (27) including (Cynthia's children) Samuel, Johnette, David, Solomon, Sarah, Joshua, Jemima, Elijah-Theophilus and Deborah (Christine's children) Theoline-Crystal, George, Denise, Cheryl, and Caesar (Adeline's children) Prudence and Winston (Theo's children) Wendell, Theophilus the third, Delicia and Jasmine (David's child) Diamond.

SURVIVING Relatives: The Sonpons, The Brodericks, Charles & Amy Clarke, The Stubblefields, The Greaves, The Gibsons, The Randalls, and several in-laws including Mrs. Martha Rogers, Mrs. Lucinda Gibson-Tucker, Mrs. Irene and Frederick Gibson, Mr. Samuel Gibson, Mr. Reginald Gibson, Mr.& Mrs. Debrick Gibson, Ms. Marie McIntosh, Ms. Edith McIntosh, Ms. Comfort Randall-Bloyue, and Mrs. Edith Saybachee.

Close Friends: Bro and Sister Eugene Shannon, Sonny and Monjay Pratt, Dickson Blamo and Dr. Togba Nah-Tipoteh among others.

He was former Principal, Charlotte Tolbert Memorial Academy, Deputy Minister of Education, President, William V.S. Tubman College of Science and Technology, Minister of Education, Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Liberia, President, High School Principals Association, Junior Warden, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Vestryman, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Chairman, Sinoe County Sports Association, President, Great Bame football Club President, Sinoe County Development Association Executive Member, Grand Old True Whig Party Member, J.D. K. Baker School Board Member, Board of Education, Episcopal Diocese of Liberia, Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) amongst other positions. He obtained his BSc in Educ. from University of Liberia, MA in Educ. from San Francisco State College, and Doctorate from University of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA).

Memorial Service (U.S.A.)
Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012
@10:00 A.M.
Place: St. Barnabas Catholic Church
6300 Buist Ave.
Philadelphia, P.A. 19142
South, West Philadelphia

Dr. Theophilus Nimley Sonpon Memorial Education Foundation will be launched the same day after the memorial mass in the Church's hall. "If I can educate somebody then my living shall not be in vain". T.N.S.


Cynthia Sonpon- Oduwole 215-954-2096
Mrs. Angeline Gibson Sonpon 011-231-770-255-70
Theo. Sonpon Jr. 267-816-5531
Adeline Nyonon Sonpon 011-231-564-5751
Christine Sonpon Freeman -011-231-886512773
Winston Jarrett 770-309-4393