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Mother Ellen Brandy Tate

I must work the works of Him who send me while it is day, because the night will come when no one will be able to work.

The Brandy, Morgan, Earley, Stryker, Blay, Dunbar and Tate families announce the peaceful and glorious home going in her 88th year, of Mother Ellen Brandy Tate of the township of Oldest Congo Town, Liberia. Mommy, Aunty Ellen, Ma Ellen, Sister Ellen, Mother Tate etc, will be dearly missed by her family, her Church and all those who passed her way.

This swift &peaceful transition occurred on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at about 6:30am at her Congo Town residence after a period of brief illness.

Mother Ellen Brandy Tate was a very faithful and dedicated member of the First Baptist Church Oldest Congo Town, and a loving mother to all who came her way. Mother Tate loved the Lord and her beloved First Baptist Church Oldest Congo Town so much, even unto death. Aunty Ellen also found pleasure in cooking and feeding people, no matter where they came from. Mommy was a great lover of flowers; her yard was so beautiful like the Garden of Eden. She extended her flower planting even into the church yard.

Mother Ellen Brandy Tate was predeceased by her dear husband, the late Dea. Joseph B. Tate, Sr. her siblings, William Brandy, Magdalene Morgan, Benjamin W. Morgan, John W. Brandy, Sr. Elsie Brandy Blay and William F. Earley, Sr. She was also predeceased by her step son and step daughter, Hon. Joseph B. Tate, Jr. and Beimah Tate.

Mother Tate leaves to celebrate her faithful life and legacy: her children, Felecia Dunbar, Winston Dunbar, Joyce Wilson Gittens (Albert),Wheima Tate Wonasue and Beatrice Kollie.

Several grandchildren including: Delano Dunbar, Garmai M.Dunbar, Doma Ellen Dunbar, Aletha Blay Crawford,  Monica Taylor Woods, Christine Y.Gittens and Praise M. Gittens.
Three great-grand Children.

Twenty nephews and nieces including, Eugenia Brandy Mamolu,Maima Brandy Railey, John W. Brandy, Jr. Charles F. Brandy, Rebecca Brandy Vanseah, Alfred Brandy, Othello Brandy, Jenisa Nene Brandy Davies,StangelineOrethaBlay, Alphonso Blay, Frances Blay, LaurinaBlay Porte, Clarice Blay Toomey, D. LubenBlay, Harriett Earley Jah, Margret Earley, Williette Earley Teah, Magdalene Earley Sundaygar, Jessie L. Morgan and Rev. C. Wellington Morgan. Her only sister in law Elfreda B. Earley, her only brother in law, Stanley C. Blay, Sr. and a host of other relatives friends and loved ones in Liberia the USA and other parts of the world.

Funeral Arrangements are as follows:
On Friday May 8th, at 4:00 pm, her remains will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlors in Sinkor Monrovia, and taken to her home in Oldest Congo Town for one hour of viewing.  The body will then be taken to the First Baptist Church Oldest Congo Town for wake keeping from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.

On Saturday May 9th, Service of celebration will be held at the First Baptist Church Oldest Congo Town, Liberia, beginning at 10:00 AM.

Internment follows immediately after the funeral service at the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Oldest Congo Town, Monrovia, Liberia.

Contacts in the United States:
Felecia B.Dunbar, Daughter: +16125082013
Wynston E.Dunbar, Son: +17632212005

Contacts in Liberia:
Joyce Wilson Gittens, Daughter: +231886590793
Garmai M. Dunbar, Granddaughter: +231886557733
John W. Brandy, Jr. Nephew: +231886525923
Charles F. Brandy, Nephew: +231886510722
Rev. C. Wellington Morgan, Nephew: +231886501371

May the soul of our beloved mother, Aunt, grandmother, friend and church member, rest in perfect peace, and light perpetual shine upon her.