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Jocelia Y. Dougbe

Psalm: 17: A Prayer of David.
Hear the right. O lord, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

It is with deep sorrow that the Dougbe, Konnah, Lopez, Dunna, Acolatse, Tay, Smythe, Lloyd, Rancy, Smith, Walker, and Macintosh families announce the untimely passing of our beloved sister, mother, aunty, cousin and grandmother, Jocelia Yadae Dougbe. This sad event occurred on February 22nd 2019 at the New York Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, NY.

She leaves to mourn with deep sadness, her husband, Mr. Ismael Lopez, and five loving children: Adolphus, Victoria, Andy, Jocelia, and Ismaella Kathy; four grandchildren: London Lopez, Jennifer Dougbe, Emmanuel Nkrumah, and Stella Nkrumah; brothers: Richard S.Dougbe, Sr., Othello B. Dougbe, Hon. Cephas K. Dougbe Jr., Joseph K. Dougbe, McDonald A. Dougbe (Marcella), Elijah B. Dougbe, James Dunna (Caroline), Augustus Reeves, and Major Spencer Biah; her sisters: Rosie Blemur, Jackie Smith, and Maude Smith, along with her dear mother, Victoria M. Dougbe. She was predeceased by her father, the late Cephas K Dougbe, Sr., and her aunt/mother, the late Jocelia Dougbe. Her untimely passing is also mourned by several nephews, nieces, cousins, and a host of other relatives, and friends.


Friday, March 15, 2019 TIME: 6:30PM
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
262 Academy Avenue, Providence Rhode Island 02908

Saturday, March 16, 2019 TIME: 9:30AM
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
262 Academy Avenue, Providence Rhode Island 02908

McDonald Dougbe - 254-458-2042
Cephas K. Dougbe Jr – 401-419-5306
James Dunna - 478-973-0888
Elijah Dougbe - 912-409-1338
Siaka Massaquoi - 301-739-5435
Romell Taylor - 401-413-4461
Cephus Acolatse - 281-814-8506
Oliver Lloyd - 571-572-8700
Kornell Rancy - 703-640-8022
Sophie Ware - 603-341-0477
Senita Cuffy-Arku - 201-301-4204
McDonald Smith - 267-640-5306

Contributions to the family may be sent to the following account:

Acct Name: Dougbe Burial
Acct # 483079284416
Routing# 02100032