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Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Carter Tolbert  
Sunrise, July 9th, 1925 Sanniquille, Nimba County, Liberia
Sunset, February 21, 2018 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

The Tolbert, Carter, Goyah and Peal families regret to announce the death of our beloved Mother, Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Carter Tolbert. This sad event occurred 9:30am, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at the home of her daughter, Evangeline M. Tolbert, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mrs. Tolbert was founder and Principal of the Victoria A. Tolbert Kindergarten School in Bensonville, Liberia. She was a faithful Christian. She served as a Deaconess, Sunday School Superintendent, President of the Women’s Department and Mother of the Year at Zion Praise Baptist Church in Bensonville, Liberia. She enjoyed spending her time making quilts, raising her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many others within her community.

She was predeceased by her husband, Mr. D Franklin Clement Tolbert, her father, Mr. David Samuel Carter Sr., her mother, Mrs. Jandah Goyah Carter and her sons Mr. Churchill Tolbert and Mr. Alphonso Tolbert.

Mrs. Tolbert, affectionally called Grand, Muma, Ma Martha, Teacher Martha, Aunt Martha, Cousin Martha, is survived by her children: Felicia A. Tolbert-Ireland(Albert), Augusta Tolbert Francis, D Franklin Tolbert(Sando), Rosemarie Tolbert Smith, David Samuel Tolbert Sr(Sylvia) and Evangeline M. Tolbert. Her sisters: Johnette M. Houston and Julia Richards Maddy. Her sisters-in-law: Margaret D. Carter and Estelle Carter. Her grandchildren (30), great-grandchildren (23), nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Home Going Services

Wake Keeping

Friday, March 9th, 2018


Rockpoint Church

5825 Kelvin Ave N.

Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042

Funeral Service  

Saturday, March 10th, 2018


Rockpoint Church

5825 Kelvin Ave N.

Lake Elmo, Minnesota 55042


Forest Lawn Memorial Park

1800 Edgerton Street

St. Paul, Minnesota 55117

Family Contacts:

Felicia A. Tolbert-Ireland (651)-208-1063

Augusta Tolbert Francis 763-233-2489

Franklin Tolbert (651)-779-7663

Rosemarie Tolbert Smith (763)-710-4495

David S. Tolbert Sr. (763)-496-9214

Evangeline Tolbert (612)-823-7248

Wells Fargo Bank:

Account Number: 6997972366