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October 9th, 1932 – December 25th, 2016

“Let all things be done decently and in order” - I Corinthians 14:40

The Varnah, Freeman and Fahnbulleh families announce, with profound regrets, the passing of Mrs. Evangeline Domah Bendu Varnah, a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend and distinguished citizen.  This solemn event occurred in Washington, D.C., United States of America on December 25, 2017, at nine o’clock and thirty minutes, ante meridian.

Evangeline was the second of three children born unto the union of James Varnah and Madam Miatta Fahnbulleh Varnah, in Lehvuemah, Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia.  Her parents and siblings predeceased her. 

Evangeline distinguished herself in her chosen field of education as a premier educator, outstanding administrator, prolific writer and highly reputable poet.  Brilliance, elegance, a genuine compassion for others, unflinching love for her native land, Liberia, and an uncompromising commitment to uphold what is just and fair was her hallmark throughout her personal life and professional career.

Prominent among the duties and responsibilities that she discharged was her appointment in 1970, by President William V.S. Tubman, to serve as Student Advisor and Cultural Attache at the Embassy of Liberia, Washington, D.C., United States of America.    She also served as Assistant Minister and Special Assistant to the Minister, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Monrovia, Liberia from 1977-1979, and as Coordinator of Curative/Medical Services and Social Welfare Organizations, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Monrovia, Liberia from 1980-1990. 

Evangeline was married to the late MacDonald B. Freeman, Sr.  Born unto this union were two children, Maxine M. Freeman-Jones and Myrtle M. Freeman, who reside in the United States of America.  She leaves to cherish her memory, four grandchildren, Ruby Bendu Logan, Rochelle Tonia Logan, Role’sa Musulin Logan, and John Maxwell Freeman; a host of nieces, nephews, godchildren, and other relatives.

Evangeline was greatly loved and will be remembered for the wonderful, gracious, phenomenal and no-nonsense person that she was.  Her love, wisdom and great legacy will remain with us all through our lives.  Glory and thanks be to the Almighty God for enriching our lives with Evangeline for 84 years.  As we commit her into the Lord’s care, may her soul rest in perfect peace.  May light perpetual shine upon her until we reunite in Glory.

Financial Contributions:  In response to a great demand to contribute towards funeral and burial expenses, a Wells Fargo Bank account #2480431085, Routing #054001220, has been set up to facilitate an electronic transfer of funds (from your bank) to this account.  Please use the tag, “Sent by _______ (your name)” to help us identify your contribution.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us at (C) 202-714-9383 or with any questions or concerns.  Thank you in advanced for your generous contribution. 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017
Wake: 9:00am – 10:00am
Funeral Service: 10:00am – 11:30am
dress:          Southern Rock Baptist Church
750 Buchanan Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

Repass:  1:00pm – 6:00pm 
Address:          Southern Rock Baptist Church
750 Buchanan Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

Maxine M. Freeman-Jones
C (301) 910-6958
Myrtle M. Freeman
C (202) 714-9383
Georgia Freeman
C (240) 688-7606
Emmanuel Freeman
C (229) 347-5253