Mr. Amos James Witherspoon, (Boy Amos)


The Witherspoon, Duncan and Bracewell families regret to announce the death of Mr. Amos James Witherspoon, (Boy Amos), commonly known as "Leggies," "Rah Rah," "It's a Rumor," or simply Amos by his family and friends. Born July 5, 1934, in Harrisburg, Montserrado County, the son of the late William Nosterdan Witherspoon and Elfreda Violet Bracewell-White. This sad event occurred on Saturday, July 23, 2005, at John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

Before being called to serve his country overseas in the Foreign Service, he served as an Attorney-at-law and worked for several Law Firms in Monrovia.

Boy Amos served as counselor in Japan, Ghana, Sweden and Switzerland before transferring back home where he was appointed Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs retiring in January 2000 due to ill health.

Boy Amos is survived by his wife of 49 years, Magdaline "Maggie" Versia Duncan Witherspoon; his stepmother Paulita Coleman Witherspoon Padmore; five children, Evelyn Witherspoon-Dunbar, Nancy Witherspoon-Kellam, Indira Witherspoon, Michelle Witherspoon, and Michael Witherspoon; his older brother William Solomon Van Witherspoon commonly known as "Bushu Bang" who preceded him in death, his sister Beatrice (Honeybunch) Allen-Miller, the only sister by his deceased mother Elfreda Violet Bracewell-White and deceased father William Nosterdan Witherspoon; sisters, Annette Witherspoon, Zeline Witherspoon, Sarah Witherspoon, Winona Acolatse, Elouise Mozeline Witherspoon, and Williametta Witherspoon; seven brothers, Spoon, Lorenzo, Solomon, John D., Samuel D.; William, Jr., John who preceded him in death, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, his family/cousin Preston & Grace Padre, and Mac and Frances Crusoe who helped care for him and his wife during their stay in the United States, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements will be announced later.

May his soul rest in peace.

For further information, please contact:
Nancy Witherspoon-Kellam at (302) 652-0472
Beatrice Allen Miller at (757) 564-7915
Elma Witherspoon-Addy at (973) 762-8484