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Gilbert O. Okotie (The Legend of Gardnerville)

Sunrise: February 15, 1925-Sunset: February 20th, 2019

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

God saw him getting very tired, a cure was no longer possible.
The good Lord wrapped our father in His loving arms.
Whispering “come home my dear son.”

Papa suffered in silence, he had a strong spirit that did not break until the day he died.

He faced his pain with courage until the very end.
Papa fought so hard to stay on this side with us, but God had a different plan for him.

God’s plan was to take him home to be free from the pain and suffering of this world.

With heavy hearts and great sadness, the Okotie, Damijo, Jeweto and Gaye families announce the peaceful passing of our beloved father, brother uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend Gilbert O. Okotie, A.K.A, G.O.O, Papa Loas, Dambura, Bucky you and Shakara, Papa, Mr. Okotie, Papa LOAS, as he was commonly called, peacefully transitioned into the loving arms of the most High while holding hands with one of his beloved daughters, Veronica Okotie on February 20th 2019 at 12:30 a.m. at ManorCare Chevy Chase.

We will always remember papa for his kindness, friendliness, intelligence, bravery and most importantly, a wonderful father to all.

Gilbert was predeceased by his loving wife Agnes Okotie and son Joseph M. Okotie. He leaves to mourn nine children: Winston V. Okotie, Agnes Okotie, Veronica Okotie, Raymond T. Jerry, Marie Okotie, Edwin Moore, Alex Okotie, Esther Okotie and Pandora Okotie, eighteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many good friends.

Funeral Service and viewing:
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Viewing and tributes start at 9a.m, followed by funeral mass at 10a.m. at
St. Mark Evangelist Catholic Church
7501 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20783
George Washington Cemetery
9500 Riggs Road, Adelphi MD, 20783

Repass: Follows by burial immediately.

Holiday Inn
7200 Handover Dr.
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: 301-982-700

Metro Points Hotel
8500 Annapolis Rd
New Carrollton, MD 20784
Phone: 301-459-6700
Use code “OKOTIE,” to get a discount.
Discount code is only good for the Metro Points Hotel!

1301 Golden Triangle Dr.
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: 301-441-3311

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
14402 Laurel Place
Laurel, MD 20707
Phone: 301-206-2600

Courtyard Marriott
12521 Prosperity Dr.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: 301-680-8500

Family contacts:
Winston V. Okotie – 240-350-9779
Veronica Okotie – 240-237-0291
Agnes Okotie- 817-659-7597
Raymond T. Jerry- 443-418-6563
Pandora Okotie-6785250469
Edwin Moore- 443-413-4548
Marie Okotie-886518699 (Liberia)
Alex Okotie- 886744520 (Liberia)
Esther Okotie- 770536422

Family would prefer that you please wear white or light colors. No black or dark colors.

Thanks for your cooperation!