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from the family of John G. Victor
Family extends their sincere thanks, appreciation
and gratitude to all friends and well-wishers
for the calls, visits, time, resources, cards,
flowers, tributes, etc. during this time of celebration
and reflection of John.
very special "Thank You" to the Pastor,
Officers, and Members of the West Houston Church
of Christ, Houston Texas.
you message from the family of the late John Ballah
family of the late John Ballah Mulbah "JB"
would like to thank all the friends and well-wishers
who gathered in Charlotte, NC to celebrate the
one year anniversary of his death. Your presence
and many acts of kindness were greatly appreciated.
May you be blessed for reaching out to us during
our time of sorrow and may we always cherish with
fond memories the life of our father "JB".
May he rest in perpetual peace and until we meet
again, may the good Lord continue to hold each
and every one of us in the palm of His hands.
the Family - Magdalene Anna Mulbah
IN LOVING MEMORY OF FAMATTA SHERNAM-NAH,
HER HUSBAND JOHNNY NAH AND HER 12 YEAR OLD STEP
DAUGHTER HALARIA NAH
By the T. Siafa Sherman Family
July 31, 1990 seems like yesterday when you were
savagely murdered. Another year has lapsed, but
the pain and grief caused by your murder still
plague us. Your bodies were never recovered, thus,
you have no graves. Our trust is in God, for surely,
He does not reject a blameless person or strengthen
the hands of evil doers. According to an eye-witness
account, under the cover of darkness, you were
abducted at gun point from the quiet of your home
by cowards dressed in Liberian military uniforms
and taken to a remote place in Chugbor, Monrovia,
and there murdered in cold blood.
God would have it, young Johnny Nah, Jr., who
was also abducted, miraculously escaped the slaughter
and was able to give the identity of the chief
murderer as one George Dweh. We hope and pray
that in God's own time, the Law will catch up
with the culprit and bring him to justice for
the heinous crimes he committed.
miss and love you dearly, and always will. Into
Paradise may the Angels lead you, and may God
grant you Peace and Eternal Rest!
Joyce F. Stewart
MAY 6, 1983 - SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
and heartfelt thanks to all our precious supporters
during the home-going of our beloved Brenda Joyce
Fein-Wongba Stewart who is now resting in the
arms of Jesus. Your prayers ARE STILL so uplifting,
the flowers were so beautiful, the financial gifts
so timely, the food so delicious and the many,
many other acts of kindness so very appreciated.
rest assured that God ransomed Brenda from pain,
and we are thankful to Him for quickly snatching
her away. Praise God that His thoughts are ways
are not like ours. He did not ask us to understand,
but rather to trust Him as our Loving Father who
knows best. We cherish the blessing of having
had 26 years of fellowship with this strong and
courageous warrior. Praise God for giving her
grace to hold so tightly to His All Powerful hands
despite the many evil that buffeted her life since
the tender age of 6. "The righteous pass
away, the goldly often die before their time.
No one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems
to understand that God is protecting them from
the evil to come. For the godly who dies will
rest in peace." Isaiah 57:1-2 (New Living
Translation) IN THIS TRUTH, WE FIND COMFORT. Full
Thank you message and Tribute...
to Mr. C. Burgess Allen. Sr.
marks one year since you departed. We remember
it as if it was just yesterday. We recall that
you called say hi that day to some of us. Gave
others advice and some to say something as if
you knew you were leaving. Your care for us still
remembered. We can not forget you.
kind, caring and gentle nature continues to guide
and inspire us. Your laughter, many words of advice
and insights remain with us and because of this
your memory will not die.
do we respond the departure of one so caring?
We are determined to remain united and focused;
working in the masters vineyard. God Blessed.
Allens, Shermans, Gooding, Walker and Kaizolu
missed you dearly. Full
Tribute and Pictorial of the Wake and Funeral
of C. Burgess Allen. Sr. October
THANK YOU NOTE.
the family of the late Mulbah ChuChu Jackson would
like to express our heartfelt appreciation to
all who sympathized with us during the home-going
of Mulbah. We owe you a depth of gratitude that
only eternal can repay. Thank you for your
Flowers and phone calls.
grateful hearts, The Jackson family
Loving Memory and Honor of
The Honorable Charles B. Alphonso Caine
1907 - 1991
Liberia's First Professionally Trained Criminologist
"A Fine Officer and a Gentleman"
In whose honor the National Police Headquarters
Building on Capital Bypass is named.
The Family recognizes him in this the 18th year
of his passing and uses this occasion to pay tribute
to all brave men and women in uniform who are
helping to maintain peace and order in these very
God Bless the Republic of Liberia.
Signed: Mr. Johantz M. Caine, Sr.
For the family
of thanks from the family of the late
~August 13, 1959 - May 5, 2009~
As we remember our beloved husband and father
on his birthday...
would like to take this time to give a huge heartfelt
Thank You to All
in our community, who have shared expressions
of sympathy during
our hours of bereavement. Your time, prayers,
support, gifts in kind,
planning and service efforts are all greatly appreciated
and will forever be
Thank you, Creator of the Universe, for the gift
of life you have given us. Thank you for giving
us everything that we have ever truly needed.
Thank you for living inside us with all your love,
with your pure and boundless spirit, with your
warm and radiant light. Thank you for using our
words, for using our eyes, for using our hearts
to share your love wherever we go. We love you
just the way you are, and because we are your
creation, we love ourselves just the way we are.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Ulla, Munah, Amadi, Netoma and Andrew Adighibe
You: From the families of late Honorable Chairman
John Toe Tuopay
The Worgepoh family, Sarpoh, Jeadepo Development
Council-Liberia and Grebo Tribe wholeheartedly
express thanks and appreciations to all those
who celebrated with us during the " HOME
GOING " of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather
and uncle, the late honorable Chairman John
We are deeply touched by your love, prayers,
visitations, phone calls, words of encouragement,
and financial contributions. Your contribution
has mitigated a very painful process and we
believe, facilitated our recovery and healing.
We love Old Man Papae Tuopay but God loves him
best; may his soul and the souls of all faithful
departed rest in perfect peace. We request your
continuous prayers as we go through the grieving
Nathaniel Teitemonyee Tuopaeh
Savice - A Loving Memory Message From Your Children"
beloved Mother, on this sad day in our lives,
(06-27-08) you separated from us to meet our Heavenly
Father and retire in the heavens. we are aware
that this separation is only temporary, because
our Lord jesus Christ will reunite us in that
beautiful city not built with human hands. We
also know that it is very well with your soul,
the love and everlasting memory of you is living
with us until we meet again.
We love & miss you Mama. Rest in eternal peace
marking 2 year since the death of NATHIEL ANDY BOWEN
Bowen, here we are again, that old familiar date:
Thursday, June 21, 2007; when you passed leaving
me in shock with so many unanswered questions.
Time has passed and I have to spend the New Year,
February 22, March 20, and May 28 hugging pillows
with tears flowing down my cheeks. No kisses on
my forehead and no hugs from you. Without you
Nat Bowen, I have decided to keep my eyes on Jesus,
looking straight in His wonderful face, trusting
and knowing that the things of this world will
grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and
Father Day, I want to thank you from the bottom
of my heart for loving me. You were my leader
you taught me how to love even in difficult situations,
you kept our families together, and you treated
everyone with respect. You were quiet and generous,
always giving even your last to those in need.
You were hard working, though you did not have
a "White Collar Job", you kept food
on our table, rent was always paid on time, and
on occasions or even just for a treat, you took
people out to dine. Your inspirations still linger
on in my heart. Rest on in peace Nat Bowen. Above
all, I say "To GOD be the glory great things
God continues to do. I know whatever betides,
GOD will take care and GOD does all things well.
We missed you, we loved you but GOD loves you
in our memories,
Anderson-Bowen, Liz, Ma Juah, Hardtime, Old lady....
(Your Wife for the Family)
Massaquoi Family extends our heartfelt thanks
and appreciation to all our Family, Friends
and Well Wishers who identified with us in our
time of grief for the loss of our love one.
We are particularly grateful for your prayers,
words of comfort, gifts and acts of kindness
extended to us from the moment of his passing
up to the present.
the Soul of SHF, Deddeh, Grand Deddeh, Uncle,
Brother and Cos. Foday rest in perfect peace
and may light perpetual shine upon him until
we meet on that beautiful shore.
May the Lord bless all of us as we continual
to labor in his vine yard.
OF THE FAMILY
OF THE LATE CHARLES C. NEWTON, SR.
family of the late Charles C. Newton, Sr. wants
to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation
to all of our relatives, friends, co-workers,
classmates, and well-wishers who embraced and
surrounded us with care and love during our time
of bereavement. We were especially touched and
deeply moved by the numerous visits, prayers,
calls, financial support, food, and words of sympathy
and encouragement. You just do not know how much
those kind gestures meant to each and every one
of us during this very difficult period. Once
again, thanks very much. May the good Lord continue
to bless and keep you in His Grace!
C. Newton, Jr.
For the rest of the Family
Mildred Adelaide Montgomery Trueh
Memory of our dear Mother
Mildred A. Trueh
November 22, 1937- May 31, 1989
tears could build a stairway and memory was a
lane. We would walk right up to heaven and bring
you home again
our dearest Mother Mrs. Mildred Adelaide Montgomery
Trueh who left us to be with the Lord on May 31st
it has been 20 years since the almighty snatched
you away. Your sweet smile and warm touch will
never be forgotten. Just how special you were
to us, our words could never say,
so we give you highest honor that comes from our
will always love you Mommy rest in peace until
we meet again.
your children and grandchildren...
(Leon & Tyisha)
(Adelaide & Keisha)
(Michelle & Michael)
(Thesus & Christine)
(Tony & Jamel) and
(George & Knox)
You, From Maphata Roberts Huntsman Family
Huntsman, Roberts and Passawe families express
our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who
shared our sorrow through cards, calls, monetary
gifts, prayers, food, and visits. Special heartfelt
thanks go to the Liberian Community, Imani Community
Church and St Paul Episcopal Church.
was very much loved by us. She was the strength
to our family. Your support during the last one
month of her death has shown to us the kindness
that exists in this world and we wish you God's
blessings for your kindness. Our family will forever
cherish your kindness that was shared with us
during those difficult times.
the soul of our beloved and departed Maphata Roberts
Huntsman rest in eternal peace. We loved her dearly
but God loves her so much more and has
called her to His Glory.
You Note from the family of Minister Samuel David
family of the late Minister Samuel David Nayreau
wishes to express sincere thanks to all who embraced
us during our loss. We appreciate your prayers,
visits, telephone calls, words of encouragement,
floral arrangements, and your financial support.
Thanks to everyone; and may God continuously Bless
and keep you in His Loving Care.
And the Family
TRIBUTE TO OUR MOTHER, MENTOR AND FRIEND:
Marylue Felicia Reeves
for me, has been incredibly interesting, painful
and joyful in so many different ways. Throughout
our lives, we are fortunate to meet many different
individuals of powerful persuasion, many of whom
are females: some are girls, some are ladies and
some are...not. Only once in a while, or rarely,
are we blessed to meet a truly GREAT woman, such
as Marylue Felicia Reeves. She was an exceptional
mother, mentor, and friend to me and hundreds
of other people privileged to know and love her.
Over the years, Marylue Reeves has been the glue
that has held our families together; and, in fact,
she drove some of us to success. She had a deep
and sympathetic concern for her children, students,
friends, and neighbors. We can all tell stories
of her friendly acts: some with clear advice in
our moment of perplexity, some sharing of joy,
and some flash of humor that played upon a period
of dreary routine. Tom Brokaw says, "It is
easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make
a difference." I can tell you that Marylue
Felicia Reeves has absolutely made a difference
in so many ways. I have learned so much from her
over the years of my life, that it is inconceivable
to tell it all.
Reeves was the very definition of everything that
most of us would like to become: she had dignity,
intelligence, grace, wisdom, poise, kindness,
strength, and patience. She exhibited all of these
attributes not only towards her five biological
children, but also to all her other "children"
who sometimes, no doubt, gave her quite a headache.
She never tired. She was a loving and caring mother,
grandmother and friend. She touched many lives
and was always a giving person to anyone in need.
Just think about how she would make a dress to
wear on that special occasion and how you would
look like a beauty queen. Marylue was honest,
generous, meek, and frank. Like many others, she
was there for me during the good and bad times,
and helped me through some bad times. What can
you say about a woman who gave so much to so many?
opened her home and heart to me in need of a safe
place to live and became my parent when I lost
both of my parents six months apart. I do believe
it takes a special person with compassion, understanding,
and love to help children that are not your own
for whatever reason. Not all people can do that.
It certainly takes a special caregiver; she was
essentially on call at all times for many of us.
Not only did she have her own children to take
care of, but she opened her home to me and took
care of my needs, which included medical care.
She never failed to take me to whatever appointments
I had with medical personnel in addition to caring
for her own children and her sick husband.
hat goes off to Marylue Felicia Reeves. She provided
safety, healing, and compassion to all children
in her care. I want to personally thank her for
what she did for me and countless others. Her
job required that she be ready in an instant.
She welcomed each child, as best as she could,
from the moment the child was placed in her care.
I believe that all her help given to me can never
be forgotten. I gained so much from her, from
the tangible items to the invisible ones, such
as the love and experiences she shared with me.
She had this keen sense of being able to recognize
special interests that children had and helped
them to reach for the stars. She was very strong-willed
and passionate about things she believed in, especially
education. Therefore, she kept telling me I could
go back to the University of Liberia and graduate
in three and a half years with honors after being
ill and dropping out of school in my first semester.
In her efforts to overcome the odds stacked against
children about not only surviving in the world
intact but thriving in it, she sacrificially gave
me my second family. She dedicated her time to
pushing young women to accomplish their goals
as well as using their full potentials in all
spheres of life. Marylue taught us to cook, bake
and to sew. She taught us family values.
I came to live with Marylue Reeves and her children
they were all so gracious and welcoming. I was
grateful and happy to be a part of this big family.
She never made me feel like an outsider. She celebrated
the birth of my child, with just as much excitement
as I imagine she celebrated every other grandchild
before and after. So, today, I continue celebrating
this amazing woman who raised 5 children, endured
the sudden death of her husband, and brought up
a social worker, medical doctor, lawyer, accountant
and business entrepreneur. A woman who has embraced
the truth that love transcends can die peacefully
knowing she made a difference not only in the
lives of her biological children, but also her
"other children". She opened her heart
to a young girl and made me feel like a part of
her family. Neither judgmental nor preaching perfection,
Marylue Reeves positioned me for life by believing
in me, encouraging me, strengthening me. She taught
me patience and positivism. I remember her exemplary
character. She was always there standing by me
in the good times and during the storms. Her shoulders
were always there for us to cry on even when we
did not make the high mark she expected of us.
Her empathy and kindness are two of her finest
qualities. I was totally supported by her.
Felicia Reeves had an unselfish spirit and was
always thinking of others rather than herself.
Her kind heart and gentle spirit will leave lasting
memories. She kept her priorities in order. Her
first priority was to love and serve God. She
never wavered on that virtue and cornerstone all
the days of her life. She ordered her life around
that belief in God and self. Her relationship
with God was intimate and she would study and
meditate by the hour, plumbing the depths of God's
Word and seeking to know Him. How thankful I was
to have had such a fine example of integrity,
of service, of kindness, and of dedication to
the Ministry. She made sure to walk us up to accept
Christ; we were baptized and joined the Providence
Baptist Church where she worshipped.
In the wake of such a legacy which time can never
rob, we give God thanks for the marks she left
on our character and the wholesome habits she
has woven into the fabric of our flesh. She gave
us her best and expected the best from us. She
made us wise and live as sacrificial investments
or "integrity stocks". Most of the dividends
were unknown and unclaimed until we became productive
citizens not only in Liberia but in the world.
How many of us find ourselves richly endowed by
I will always remember Marylue Felicia Reeves.
I will miss her dearly and she will forever hold
a special place in my heart. Our hearts are heavy
with grief for the loss of our dear Mom. We all
loved her so much. Thank God for her influence
in my life. May light perpetual shine upon her
till we meet.
THE FAMILY OF GEORGE P.Q. NYON GELEH-SAYLEE
behalf of the Nyon family, I would like to extend
our thanks and appreciation to all those who identified
with us throughout our difficult time, to those
who expressed their kind words of sympathy during
and after the home going of our dear father George
P.Q Nyon Geleh-Saylee.
thanks to Rev. Dr. Samson Slobert, Sr. in particular
and to all those who contributed financially to
assist with the funeral arrangements of our father
in general. You have made the pain lessened for
us by your kind words.
were pleased to receive your letters and/or cards
of sympathy. We thank you all for your warm expressions
of sympathy upon the death of George.
you all so much for the gift of your friendship.
It is a great comfort to our family to know that
our father had such good friends everywhere. May
the Almighty God bless you all.