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Mrs. Tryphena Johnson-Ricks

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (Ps. 91:1NIV)

The Ricks, Johnson, Hutchins, Smith, Williams, McBorrough, Greenfield, Jackson, Tubman, Phillips and Green families announce the peaceful home-going of their mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and cousin, Mrs. Tryphena Johnson-Ricks. Her peaceful passing occurred on Friday, October 25, 2019 at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC.

She was predeceased by her husband Mr. Nathaniel Ricks, parents; Mr. David Filmore Johnson, Sr. and Sarah Tryphena Hutchins-Johnson, her daughters: Ms. Benetta Smith and Mrs. Elizabeth Smith-Sprayberry, and her brothers; Mr. Lemuel Johnson, General Samuel Johnson, and Mr. Filmore Johnson.

Mrs. Ricks leaves to mourn her loss her children: Richard Smith, Jimmy F. Smith (Abigail), Sarah Smith, Harriet Yancy (Evans), John N. Ricks (Velvita), Louise Conduah (Cudjoe) Annie Jackson (Jeremiah), Niveda Onuoah (George), and Precious R. Ricks, Alice Wesseh, and Betty Sackie (James). She also leaves to mourn her loss, her sisters Camela Smallwood, Eliza Johnson, Julia Johnson-Karnley (Nathaniel), Priscilla Johnson-Badu (Francis) and M.L. Johnson-Dunbar (Fayaka), several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of relatives and friends in Liberia, Europe and the United States.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Wake Keeping:
Friday, November 22, 2019, 6pm
Rush Metropolitan AME Church
558 East Cabarrus Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Funeral Service:
Saturday, November 23, 2019, 9:30am
Rush Metropolitan AME Church
558 East Cabarrus Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Repast: Following Internment

Contacts:
Jimmy and Abigail Smith: Tel: 973-865-0282
Sarah Smith: Tel: 410-717-8576
Dr. R. Evans and Harriet Yancy: Tel: 678--488-8680
John N and Velvita Ricks: Tel: 314-495-7115
Rev. Cudjoe and Louise Conduah: Tel: 240-601-0590
Jeremiah and Annie Jackson: Tel: 919-798-4906
George and Dr. Niveda Onuoah: 919-706-3724
Precious Ricks: Tel: 919-720-6131

Hotel information:
Raleigh Hampton Inn
3621 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27616
Tel: 919-872-7111
Fax: 919-872-0950

Wingate By Wyndham
2610 Westinghouse Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604
Tel: 919-821-0888
Fax: 919-834-5605

Hilton Garden Inn
6412 Capital Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27616
Tel: 919-876-5650
Fax: 919-876-5605

Best Western - Raleigh North
2715 Capital Blvd
Raleigh, NC
Tel: 919 872-5000