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Pastor David Z. Whea, Sr.

It is with deepest regrets and profound sadness that the Whea family announces the sudden passing of our dearest and beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, the patriarch of our family, Pastor David Z. Whea, Sr. Sunrise: January 21,1941 and sunset, August 7, 2014 at his home in Queens, New York.

He is survived by his beloved wife for over 45 years, Comfort Whea, his brother Vah Whea. children, Christian Whea (Kormassah), Lois Whea Grant(Edrick), David Whea Jr. (Namnso), Noelyn Whea (Lardner), Quita Whea Roberts (Kolubah), Emmanuel Whea (Helena) and Aletee Whea Breier (Fred). 18 Grandchildren, Loid , Christian Jr., Evans, Sandra, Anna, Gradiah, Jason, Aaron, Edmund, A'Miatta, Anthony, Makoyah, Emmett, Blama, Tobias, Lucas , Lelah. 2 Great-grandchildren Amari Musu Whea, Aaliyah Whea.

He also leaves to morn his loss, a nephew he raised as a son, Phillip(Doris) and a host of relatives, church members and friends in Liberia, West Africa. David was predecessor by his parents, Pieso and Wheru Whea, two sisters, Leapa Whea and Teayoway Whea. brother, Alfred G. Whea.

Pastor Whea was a pioneer who contributed immensely to early Adventism in Liberia since 1970. A strong pillar who served the Seventh Day Adventist Church and mission for over 50 years. He was gallant, a social and community advocate, an educator who served on academic boards and Chairman for many organizations. He received numerous awards and recognitions. David was a Proud native of Grand Bassa County, Liberia.

Our patriarch's celebration of life will be held:

Wake keeping:
Thursday August 21, 2014 @ 5:00-9:00 pm. Manor Road Seventh Day Adventist Church
641 Manor Road, Staten Island, New York, 10314

Life Celebration Service:
Friday August 22, 2014 @ 9:00 am.
Christian Pentecost Church
900-910 Richmond road, Staten Island, New York, 10304


Fredrick Douglass Memorial park
3201 Amboy rd, Staten Island, NY, 10306


Central Family Life Center
59 Wright Street, Staten Island, New, York 10304

Please Contact the following persons for more information:

  • Christian Whea ........... 646- 645-7001
  • Noelyn Whea....... 347-873-0206.
  • Aletee Whea Breier...... 347- 431-6786.
  • David Whea jr.........347- 858-2184
  • Kolubah Roberts.......443-983-2958
  • Lois Whea Grant............ 718- 600-8048
  • Phillip Whea........347-539-2530
    Quita Whea Roberts........443-985-6017
  • Emmanuel G. Whea......443-744-5237.
  • Edrick Grant.......347-225-5895


Hotel Accommodations information:

Hampton inn and suites
1120 South ave, Staten Island, New York 718- 447-2400

Comfort INN
310 Wild Ave, Staten Island, New York 718- 370-8555

535 Gannon ave. N, Staten Island , New York 1800-922-5548

Holiday INN Express
300 Wild Ave, Staten Island, New York 1 800- 315- 2621

Hilton Garden INN
1100 South Ave, Staten Island, New York 718- 447-2400