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Sunrise: October 26th, 1936 Sunset: December 1st, 2019

Proverbs 31:26: “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue”

It is with deep sadness that the Gbakoyah, Flahn, and Boohn families announce the homegoing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrand mother, great-great grandmother, sister, and aunt Mrs. Mabel Aquila Flahn Gbakoyah. This sad event occurred on Sunday December 1st, 2019 at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital, Monrovia, Liberia.

Mama, Grandma, Ma Mabel, M.A.F.G, as she was affectionally called is survived by her husband Mr. John M. Gbakoyah, her children George Flahn (Alma), Moses Gbakoyah (Mama), Jemima Johnson, Martha Moore (Augustine), Henrietta Nanee Davis (John), Teta (BM), Catherine, Wilbur Papa Gbakoyah (Fatu), Wilhelmina Cho-Cho Paygar (Andrew), Judy Tantu Ricks (John), Joyce Marbloe (Samuel), Julia, Sarah, and Freddie (Patricia); her sister Maryoupleh Flahn, brothers Eddie Flahn Sr. and Gardeah Flahn; nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, many other children she raised, and a host of relatives and friends.

She is predeceased by her daughters Mrs. Beatrice A. Washington and Leona Kamara; her parents and host of brothers and sisters.

Celebration of life is as follow:

Silent Wake keeping:

Home of the Deceased
Sinkor Old Road, Tarr Town (Behind Cabral Estate) Time: Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 6:00PM

Funeral Service

Living Water Baptist Church
Sinkor Old Road, Monrovia, Liberia
Time: Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at 10:00am


Nimba United Cemetery Mount Barclay, Liberia


Home of the Deceased
Sinkor Old Road, Tarr Town (Behind Cabral Estate)

Financial contribution can be made to:

$JudyTantuRicks (cashapp)
Zelle (763-442-8943) or
US Bank Account# 104786458877

Contact Persons:

1: George Saturday Flahn 678-527-4748

2: Jemima Cisco Johnson 609-233-9621

3: Henrietta Nanee Davis 612-247-0345

4: Wilhelmina Cho-Cho Paygar-Flangiah 612-859-2099

5: Dr. Judy Tantu Ricks 763-442-8943

6: Joyce Gbakoyah Marbloe (Liberia) 0886538184