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Mrs. Sophia Bleede Autridge

It is with profound sadness that the Autridge, Bleede, Washington, Freeman, Jackson and Karngah families announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great-grand mother, aunt, and cousin Mrs. Sophia Bleede Autridge. This sad event occurred on Saturday, September 10, 2016, 4pm at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital, Monrovia Liberia.

As a pioneer and business woman, Mrs. Sophia Bleede Autridge served her community tirelessly and was loved by many who referred to her as “SB”. She was predeceased by both of her parents, Rev. Daniel Bleede Sr. and Dora Freeman Washington, husband Col. Tommy A. Autridge Sr., sister Rebecca Bleede and brothers Cpt. Daniel K. Jackson Sr., Albert Bleede, Rev. Elijah Bleede, James Kangar Sr., and two grandchildren.

She leaves to mourn her children Mrs. Julia Johnson-Diggs (Osborne), Rev. S. Edward Holt, Mr. Mala Tamba, Mrs. Eugenia Simpson Reeves (Joseph), Rev. Jeannie B. Autridge, Tommy A. Autridge Jr. (Jennifer), Mrs. Sophia J. Kobalah (Othello), Mrs. Carrie Hagba (Dorbor) and Mr. Isaac N. Autridge; her sister Mary Barclay, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of relatives and friends in Liberia, other parts of Africa and the USA.

Sunrise – Sunset: September 15, 1927 – September 10, 2016

Funeral Arrangements
Her remains will be removed from Stryker Funeral Home on Friday, October 7th at 5pm.

Viewing and Wake keeping: Friday, October 7th from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Funeral Service: Saturday, October 8th at 10 a.m.
Both events will be held at
Tubman Memorial United Methodist Church
Weaver Avenue, Paynesville, Liberia

Interment: The Daniel’s Cemetery, Barnesville, Liberia following the funeral service.

Contacts in the US
Mrs. Julia Johnson-Diggs (Daughter) – 609-638-9258 (cell) or 609-394-1913 (home)
Mrs. Eugenia Simpson Reeves (Daughter) – 347-858-1523
Ms. Ciata Diggs (Granddaughter) – 336-577-7509
Mrs. Madia Snyder-Kla (Granddaughter) – 718-928-8478

Contacts in Liberia
Rev. S. Edward Holt (Son) – 231886948352 or 231775859601
Mr. Mala Tamba (Son) – 2318860659521
Rev. Jeannie B. Autridge (Daughter) – 2318866584928
Mr. Tommy A. Autridge Jr. (Son) - 231777299636
Dea. Osborne K. Diggs Jr. (Son-in-law) - 231886653866 or 231776082377