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Honorable Karpeh Zolu Barclay Sr.
Sunrise: July 15, 1928
Sunset: March 9, 12016 

Bible Verse
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Gospel Song: Precious Lord
By Thomas A. Dorsey

Precious Lord, take my hand,
Lead me on, let me stand,
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;
Through the storm, through the night,
Lead me on to the light,
Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home.

When my way grows drear,
Precious Lord, linger near,
When my life is almost gone,
Hear my cry, hear my call,
Hold my hand lest I fall,
Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home.

When the darkness appears
And the night draws near,
And the day is past and gone,
At the river I stand,
Guide my feet, hold my hand,
Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home.

Precious Lord, take my hand,
Lead me on, let me stand,
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;
Through the storm, through the night,
Lead me on to the light,
Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home.

It is with heartfelt sadness but humble acceptance of the Lord’s will that the Barclay family announces the home going of our beloved pioneer also known as the ROCK of our family -- Honorable Karpeh Zolu Barclay Sr. who departed this world at 3:15pm on March 9, 2016 at the SOS Medical Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia.

Hon. Karpeh Z. Barclay Sr. served his country and his home town of Bopolu District as a Weather Forecaster, Justice of the Peace and Notary Associate Magistrate during the Administration of the late President William V.S. Tubman. He also served as Commissioner from 1964-1967, Liberia House of Representative (Legislator) representing Bopolu District from 1971-1978, Superintendent for Gbarma Statutory District from 1978-1980, Assistant Minister for Cultural Affairs at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and Secretary General for the Grand Old True Whig Party from 1997-2000. Our late father was also a member of the Masonic Craft.

He was the father of 37 children. He leaves to honor his legacy his wives, Sanfee Kerkula Barclay & Hawa Barclay. His children, Korpo “Kwasee” Barclay, Thomas Jallah, Meatta Barclay Berete, Karpeh Z. Barclay Jr., Hawa Barclay, Debbie Nulay Barclay Quaye, Edwin Barclay, Victoria Barclay Kamara, Jartu Barclay, Zoe Barclay Peters, Elizabeth Barclay, Marwolo Barclay, Rosetta “Mommy” Sulonma, Fatu Barclay Zinnah, Dohkpa Barclay, Ballah Barclay, Momo Barclay, Masa Barclay, Johnny Barclay, Jaya Barclay, Zolu Barclay, Sanfee Barclay, Robertson Barclay, Jumah Barclay, Sam, Kolubah, Koleebro, and others. His brother, Dr. Daniel Barclay & family; His sister, Cecelia Barclay & family; His brother, Sapema Molly Barclay & family; His nephew, Augustus Mambue Bailey & family; His niece Hawa Barkon & family; His brother-in-law, Johnny Kerkula & family; Several grand and great+ grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Honorable Samuel Zolu Barclay Sr. and Madam Jartu Carpeh; grandparents, several children, several siblings, and other relatives.

May the soul of our loving husband, daddy, brother, uncle, nephew, grandfather, great grandfather, cousin and friend, rest in eternal peace.

Funeral Arrangements in Liberia

Prayer Service:
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Church Name: Grace Christian Fellowship Center Ministry
Location: Taylor Major Compound Road - Coffee Farm, Caldwell
Church Contact: Rev. Nelson Quaye & Debbie Barclay Quaye # 011-231-777-306689

Wake Keeping Service:
Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Bopolu City, Gbarpolu County

Funeral Service:
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time: 10:00am
Location: Bopolu City, Gbarpolu County

Interment immediately following the Funeral Service:
Location: Barclay Compound in Bopolu City, Gbarpolu County

Repast immediately following the Interment:
Location: Bopolu City, Gbarpolu County

Memorial Arrangements in USA
Will be announced on Facebook page: BarclayFamily Love

Please call USA contacts below.

*For more information, please contact the following:

USA contacts:
Thomas Jallah (Son) 973-964-4002
Augustus Bailey (Nephew) 973-873-1281
Bendu Watson (Granddaughter) 302-747-0722

Social Media contact:
Facebook Name: BarclayFamily Love

Liberia contacts:
Edwin Barclay (Son) 011-231-886-529351 or 011-231-555-284858
Ballah Barclay (Son) 011-231-886-843016
Marwolo Barclay (Son) 011-231-777-269991
Rosetta “Mommy” Sulonma (Daughter) 011-231-888-577596

Note: In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the following accounts below. Please text confirmed deposit info & name to 302-747-0722. Thank You

Bank of America:
Account #:381042183345
Account Type: Checking
Name: Bendu Watson or Meatta Berete
Account was opened in NJ.

GoFundMeAccount (online contributions):

Note: Please contact Liberia contacts above to make contributions in Liberia. Thank You