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Hawa Zoe Barkon

Sunrise: August 20th, 1953

Sunset: October 29th, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that the Barkon, Sieh, and Barclay families announce the home-going of our beloved and fearless matriarch Hawa Zoe Barkon. The departure of her earthly body occurred at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, NY on Tuesday October 29th, 2019 at 2:57pm.

Hawa served her beloved country “Liberia” by working in the Personnel Department of the General Services Agency (GSA) as an executive secretary to the personnel director at GSA beginning in 1974, then transitioned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as secretary assigned to various Assistant Ministers, Senior Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Attaché (Executive Assistant to the late Ambassador Harry Moniba) at the Liberian Embassy stationed in London, England in 1982 until 1985 when she migrated to the United States of America with her family. In 1988, Hawa began her secretarial career in America working for the City of New York Department of Probation until 2011, then transitioned to the Department of Education with the Division of Instructional and Information Technology until her retirement on June 2, 2017 with a career spanning 43 unbroken years. On September 9, 2018, Deacon Barkon was ordained to the office of Deacon with the New Life Church of Staten Island, Inc., where she served as the program coordinator & also served as the secretary under the leadership of Deacon Helen Hutchinson of the Women’s Department & a member of the Planning Committee.

Hawa leaves behind her mother Mrs. Zoe Barkon, two children: Thomas Wesseh Sieh, Jr. (Tamika), and Jukue Sarwea Sieh; two grandchildren: Ashaunti Zoe Sieh and Teagan Sade Sieh. Hawa was the first of six children and leaves behind her siblings: Kimah Zoe Barkon, Murvie Ansumanah Barkon, Famatta Barkon-Karpeh (Gordon), Tuma Richelieu Barkon and Jennebah Barkon-Sirleaf; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her late father Mr. Ansumana Barkon.

May the soul of our loving mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, niece, aunt, Rest in Eternal Peace.

Funeral Arrangements in USA

Celebration of Life (Wake)

Friday, November 15th 6:00 pm

Moravian Cemetery

2205 Richmond Rd.

Staten Island, NY. 10306 

Home-going Service (Funeral)

Saturday, November 16th 8:30 am-11:00 am

Moravian Cemetery

2205 Richmond Rd.

Staten Island, NY. 10306 

Interment (immediately following the Funeral service)

Moravian Cemetery

2205 Richmond Rd.

Staten Island, NY. 10306 

Repast (immediately following the Interment)

Moravian Cemetery

2205 Richmond Rd.

Staten Island, NY. 10306 

Hotel Arrangements (Hawa Barkon Group)

Comfort Inn

310 Wild Ave

Staten Island, NY 10314

Group Block Rates Available for dates 11/14-11/17


Thomas W. Sieh Jr. (713) 397-1826/ (832) 763-3809

Jukue S. Sieh (347) 898-6017

Famatta Barkon (718) 902-6828