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Veriata Gbee Poneys-Teah
Sunrise 02/11/1953 – Sunset 06/13/2017 

 It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that the Poneys and Teah families announce the home going of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and cousin, Veriata Gbee Poneys-Teah. 

This sad event occurred on Tuesday June 13th 2017, at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Mama Teah, as she was affectionately called,  leaves to mourn her loss, her husband Mr. Mackenzie Teah, her children: Rashida Onyekwelu (Emmanuel), Lynda Teah-Kemayah (Saah), Cynthia Munah Teah-Udogu (Osita), and Luna Dantu Teah, her siblings: Mesta, Garvis, Caroline, Harold (Bigboy), Thurlow, Lionel, Celestine, Padma, George, Ambrose, Faustina, Trokon, Sinnee, Amos, Korto, and Ester, seven grandchildren and a host of  nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.  

Mama Teah also leaves to mourn her loss, many more children the she loved and nurtured over the years, though not biologically related to her; but, will forever consider her their mother, grandmother and aunt.

Funeral Arrangements
Wake Keeping: Friday July 7, 2017
7pm -10pm
Brookdale Christian Center
6030 Xerxes Ave N.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Funeral Service: Saturday July 8th 2017 at 10AM
Brookdale Christian Center
6030 Xerxes Ave N.
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Internment:  Mound Cemetery
3515 69th Ave. N
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Tributes: All tributes will be at the wake with the exception of the family and the Church. 

Contacts:
Rashida Onyekwelu: 763-443-0033
Celestine Poneys: 267-258-3672
Lynda Teah-Kemayah: 763-807-3285
Saah Kemayah: 651-398-8695
Hillford Ponnie: 763-438-6115

Monetary Donations:
Wells Fargo Bank
Routing number: 019000019
Account number: 925 238 2305

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