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Louise Brown Ward

Sunrise: December 23, 1934
Sunset: March 29, 2018

The Page, Brown, Ward, and Mellish families announce with deep sadness the transition of Louise B. Ward to her heavenly home.  She was a family matriarch, loving and caring mother, devoted teacher, and skilled seamstress.  Louise was born in Lower Buchanan Grand Bassa County, Liberia West Africa, to James Henry Brown and Yunchin Ayo. She was predeceased by her sisters Rebecca Jones, Aleatha B. Wallace, Sarah Vah and brother Dixon B. Brown, III.   

Her union to her first husband, James Henry Page (deceased) was blessed with nine children. Seven living children, James Henry Page, Jr., Philomena Page Ebba, Alfred Page, Phoebe Page Askie, Claribel Page Mason Denu, Adolphus Page, Jamesetta Potter Key. As well as three children, Rose Page, Verona Page, and Veronica Page who passed away as infants.

In 1973, she left Liberia for opportunities in the United States of America, where she was able to provide for her family and helped a number of Liberians gain access to the United States through the immigration system. She met and married her second husband Elmo Ward, Jr. (deceased), in Trenton New Jersey.  She lived in Trenton for over 40 years as a beloved pillar of her community. She was a founding member of the first African Culture Association, established in 1983. She also introduced the Trenton community to Liberian culture, food, clothing and music through her participation in the city’s annual Heritage Day Festival.

Louise is survived by her children; two adopted sons John Mellish and Emmanuel Carter; eldest sister Sayblee B. Mellish of Grand Bassa County, Liberia; her dear Aunt Estelle B. Hammond and her favorite niece Violet Bruce. She also leaves behind many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and countless friends and loved ones who will mourn her loss.

Funeral Arrangements

Wake Keeping
Grace Cathedral Fellowship Ministry
1217 Calhoun St, Trenton, NJ 08638
Date: April 20, 2018
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Grace Cathedral Fellowship Ministry
1217 Calhoun St, Trenton, NJ 08638
Date: April 21, 2018
Viewing Time: Starts at 8:00am
Service Time: Starts at 10:00am

Colonial Memorial Park Cemetery
3039 South Broad Street, Hamilton, NJ 08610
Date: April 21, 2018
Time: Following the Service


National Guard Armory
151 Eggert Crossing Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Date: April 21, 2018
Time: 2:30pm – 6:00pm


James Henry Page, Jr. - 773-531-2265
Philomena Page Ebba - 443-350-4735
Phoebe Page Askie - 856-294-9817
Claribel Page Mason Denu - 609-310-8617
Adolphus Page - 401-286-3390
Jamesetta Potter Key - 609-836-4670


Holiday Inn Bensalem-Philadelphia Area
3327 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
(855) 373-2544

Available for Louise Ward Funeral Gathering (Friday, April 20- Saturday, April 22, 2018)