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Carl Samuel Victor
July 30, 1959 – January 18, 2016

“SOMEWHERE IN GLORY YOU’LL FIND ME.
IF YOU DON’T SEE ME WHEN YOU ENTER THE DOOR, KEEP ON SEARCHING THERE ON HEAVEN’S SHORE. SOMEWHERE IN GLORY YOU’LL FIND ME”.

There were SIX and now they are THREE! “….The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1:21b

The Victor, Richards, Coleman, Lambert and Cooper families announce the untimely death of their beloved father, grandfather, brother, nephew, uncle and cousin, Mr. Carl Samuel Victor. Carl passed on from labor to rest early Monday morning on January 18, 2016 at 5:10 a.m. at the Hope for Women International Clinic off A.B. Tolbert Road in Paynesville, Liberia from complications of Diabetes.

Carl leaves to mourn his loss his children Rose Victor, Jeannine Victor, Carl Chuckie Victor, Wellington Victor, and Bridgette Victor. His Siblings Jeannine Victor-Toe (Chris), Gary Victor (Patricia), and Ciata Bridgette Victor. His uncle Rockefeller Cooper (Comfort), and his aunt Mazu Cooper. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, grand-children and a host of other relatives and friends in Liberia, the United States and around the world.

Predeceased him, his parents Mr. Adalbert Victor and Mrs. Vyrle Richards, brothers John G. Victor and Adalbert Victor Jr.

Rest in Peace Carl.  We love you and will miss you dearly.

Funeral arrangements

Removal
Thursday January 28, 2016
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Good Shepherd Funeral Services
Cheeseman Avenue (Jallah Town Road)
Sinkor Airfield, Monrovia

Carl’s body will be removed from Good Shepherd Funeral Services on Cheeseman Avenue (Jallah Town Road), Sinkor Airfield to Clay-Ashland where all services will occur.

Viewing
Thursday January 28, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
Clay-Ashland, Montserrado County, Liberia

Funeral Service
Thursday January 28, 2016
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
Clay-Ashland, Montserrado County, Liberia

Interment
Clay-Ashland Cemetery
Clay-Ashland, Montserrado County, Liberia

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Carl Samuel Victor
July 30, 1959 – January 18, 2016

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the enormous outpouring of love, concern and gifts for the lost of our brother, father, grandfather, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend.

To those of you who reached out to us in love, prayers or any other generosity of time, talent, or resources, we extend our profound appreciation.  We are comforted knowing that Carl is now at rest.

To the Richards, Coleman and Lambert Families, we are part of you and you of us. From the day Carl died you protectively surrounded us with love and support, to do what needed to be done to bury Carl. Without your help and involvement, Jeannine, Gary and I would have been lost.  On behalf of our grandfather, Samuel T. A. Richards, our grandmother Priscilla Lambert Cooper, our mother Vyrle Richards and our brother Carl Victor, we say thank you cousins, uncles and aunts from the bottom of our hearts.

~The Family~

Recognition & Thanks to the following Organizations

  • Hope for Women International Clinic
  • Good Shepherd Funeral Services
  • St. Peter’s United Methodist Church

 

 

Goodbye Daddy

Bridgette & Daddy

 

Rose Jeannine Carl "Chucky"

Family Tributes

Tribute from Rose Victor to her Father

Hearing the death of my father was very sad news.  But to God be the glory. I thank God for the time we shared together, my father was a very caring man and he wanted the best for his children.  My dad and I left Liberia 1989 for the United States of America for Houston Texas where we lived.

My father was a hard workingman and did not allow his disability to hold him back.  He worked hard to provide for his family. We had a great life, up until the time he left for Liberia. I did not get the opportunity to visit him in Liberia, but he was always in my spirit.
I will miss hearing his voice. Daddy, Mr. Victor, may your soul rest in peace.

From your daughter Rose, your grandkids, AJ, Samuel & Rosetta, we are sad that we cannot be there, but we are with you in spirit.  Thanks to all of you who came to give your love and support for the passing of my dad.  God Bless. Rose

Tribute from Carl Chucky Victor to his Father

My heart is broken over the death of my dad.  I can’t believe he is gone. I am very, very sad.

 

Tribute from Jeanine Victor-Toe to Carl  (Sister)

Carl, I did not have words to express what I felt, hearing that you had slipped away. It has been just a few months that Mommy left us and now we are at a loss again. But God makes no mistakes. He knew you needed rest so he took you to the “Green Green Grass of Home”.  Incidentally, this is one of your favorite songs, one that you sang all the time. The remaining of us, Ciata, Gary, Uncle, Aunty and me will always remember that smile and your wits.  Love you my brother, you knew that, so I have no regrets.
Rest in peace Carl.

Tribute from Gary Victor to Carl (Brother)

Carl, I find it so hard to believe that you have left us. I cannot believe that I will never hear you say to me, “GV what’s up my mehn” Wow I don't know what to say that can truly express my emotions loosing you Carl! CV, I thank God for your life and our time spent together. I'm broken hearted because he called you so soon. Mark Anthony, to paraphrase, said of Julius Caesar, we come to bury Caesar, not to praise him; for the good usually die young and goodness is often interned with them in the grave. You were a likeable brother and friend, and the way you conducted yourself was infectious.

From an early age, you exhibited a brilliant mind! You were an enthusiast of complex toys and machines, and had a love and understanding of music! Though physically challenged, you engaged in outdoors activities with your brothers and friends. You were a good swimmer, and even played soccer with us, wearing your braces before that surgery that was intended to correct your leg went wrong.
                                                                                                             Mahn, just being in your presence was always a joy for me. When you talked, you talked logically. You got me interested into reading philosophy and mysticism. Though you were just one year older then I am, you in our adult life was like a father and brother to me! One could never be around you and be sad or have a dull day. You made the positive happen!

You are gone today but will not be forgotten. Your spirit lives within us; your jokes, laughter, and happy times will forever live in our hearts.
 
You left with no farewell words spoken, no time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it! I remember all the happy moments we shared along with Chucky, and my children whenever we went to Abidjan to spend time with you during our refugee years in Danane, the Ivory Coast. Velma and Sho Sho are in tears, so is Patricia over the death of their dear Uncle Carl and brother-in-law.
 
So today my dear brother, in tears as I pen these words to you, I say “thanks for being a brother and friend, and thanks for celebrating all the years and moments with us”. We will forever remember you! The one and only CV! God made only one of you! He made you exceptional!!! Rest-In-Peace my dear brother, until we meet again. AMEN

Tribute From Ciata Victor to Carl (Sister)

Carl, it is said that every disappointment is a blessing, my came in the form of my car breaking down early December 2015, creating a need in my life that you were happy to fill. Every day from the day my car broke down to the day you die, you would come from 72nd to Robertsfield Highway to give me a ride.  You would take me wherever I wanted to go and wait for me no matter how long it took.  Little did I know that my car breaking down was God’s way of saying, “he won’t be around much longer and it is important that you two spend time together”.

When I left you lying in that hospital bed during the early morning hours of January 18, I really did not think that it would be the last time I would see you alive.  Before I left the clinic, you said “Yata thank you”.  No Carl, thank you. Our family has always been close.  We were the “Victor six”, one for all, and all for one.

You taught me so many things, and left me with many wonderful memories.  Thank you big brother, you were always there for me. You use to tell me all the time that your father died and he left you me.  Yes Carl, your father died and your mother too, and I was glad that they left us each other.  We were six, now we are only three. 

Carl your family is crying for you and will miss you so much. Rose, Jeannine, Chucky and Bridgette will be fine.  Your troubles are over and your period of rest has come. Lay down my dear brother, lie down and take your rest.

Tribute From Mazu Cooper to her Nephew Carl

With a spirit of resilience, Carl, you lived each day with pride. There were never excuses seeking sympathy or pity... Standing tall amongst men you showed us how to face our deficiencies where we are able to make the best lemonade when only given a few sour lemons. Witty, intelligent and articulate traits inherited from Sister, you were a great debater. Gone, but not forgotten. So long professor Higgins, so long. We are promised life after death if we die in Christ; we rise again to live eternally with our Lord. I therefore know I will find you somewhere in glory singing and shouting with the Saints gone before. Rest in peace dear nephew! Rest in Peace!  Aunty

Tribute from the Etta Richards-Coleman Family

Carl, there are so many memories that you have left in your so few years.  When Ciata planned Christmas this year, I was so excited about doing something different.  Little did I know, this was your bon voyage celebration.  I would not have been so determined to keep you from eating more rum cake.

I recalled you were so hurt about things you had experienced recently by people who had deprived you of funds for your medical care.  You could not understand why people who were handicapped, remained independent, and wanted to provide a service, still received no compassion or consideration.  The depth of evil in our society hurt you.  Cos, You had only experienced what many family members before you underwent and we who are left here, must continue to pray about.

You reminded me so much about the little things I remember about Uncle Sammy.  Always professional in your presentation, well dressed and articulate, you were a superb observer, detailed in your recollection and determined not to take abuse lying down or feeling sorry for yourself.  Cos, you accomplished all of this plus more.

Your memory will continue because God blessed you with many living gifts who will carry on. We will miss the reality check, the attention to details, and the reminder of how blessed we are.  From all of us, we say farewell yah. Love, Cousin Pearine.