Mr. John Hnebe Landford
With deep grief the Landford and Clark Families announce the sad demise of their Father, Brother, Cousin and Uncle Mr. John Hnebe Landford. He left to his heavenly abode on Friday December 14, 2018, 12:00PM at his Marsh Street residence in Harper City, Maryland County, Liberia.
Mr. Landford was born on October 25, 1932 to the union of William Nmah and Yaa Blegie Landford at the coastal village of Whole Graway, (Blegie) Lake Sheppard near Harper City, Liberia. It was believed that when he was born, “the gods in his village danced with the dust and the apparitions from Tuuli, the Nyomoweh’s Rock where the Buodiohs ( High Priests) of our ancestors are buried were present.”
He was baptized and confirmed at the Mount Scott United Methodist Church on Maryland Avenue, Harper, Liberia. He joined the Methodist Men’s Club February 11th, 1970. He was a member of the Free Mason of Cape Palmas.
He attended Maryland College of Our Lady of Fatima, and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing and a Certificate in Maternal Child Health and Family Planning, December 8th, 1965 in Harper City, Liberia. He had a successful career as a registered nurse and a supervisor at the J. J. Dossen Hospital in Harper City, Liberia from 1970 to 1999. He escaped with his family to the Ivory Coast during the Liberian Civil War and became a refugee. He was hired by Medical Sans Frontier as a nurse to serve the Liberian refugee community in Tabou in the Ivory Coast. After the war, he returned to his homeland, and continued to work for Medical Sans Frontier and served his community until he retired 2009.
He is survived by his wife Gbidi Clark-Landford, children: Abe Wesley-Nagbe (USA), Moses S. Landford, Lulu Landford, John Hnebebaa Landford, Joseph Mlehn Landford, Henry Kabuo Landford, William Sipo Landford (Nigeria), Aletha Dweade Landford . Eric Hnebe Landford and Hodo Landford (Predeceased).
Siblings all predeceased him: William Hne Yebe Landford, William Nmah Hne Landford, Johnfisher Buo Nyema William Landford, Piaade Hodo Landford, Lulu Landford –Elliot (Nigeria), Hne Nhoueh Landford and Henry Himie Landford
Nieces and Nephews: William Landford ( USA), Augustine Landford, Virginia Landford ( New Georgia Estate), Joseph Landford, Emmanuel Yuah Landford, Elizabeth Yimdah Landford, Agnes Tuku Landford (USA), Predeceased: Daniel Himie Landford, Pandora Landford, Roland Landford, Nyenati Landford, Patricia Landford. And a number of other family members, nieces and nephews that are living and are not mentioned.
Mr. Landford was one of the kindest people you could ever meet, he opened his heart and home to people who came from the surrounding villages in Harper District to seek medical attention at the J. J. Dossen Hospital. He will be sorely missed!
Funeral January 18 - 19, 2019 will be held at Mount Scott Methodist Church on Maryland Ave, Harper City, followed with Masonic Rites on January 19th, 2019. Doklor ( Wli) ( war dance) will be held and danced on Marsh Street.
Mr. William Landford-413-519-9952
Mr. Moses Sackor Landford- 011231886140038
Ms. Virginia Landford 011886518996