Mr. E. Manow Seapoe Sr.
The Seapoe family announces the death of Mr. E. Manow Seapoe Sr..
This sad event occur on Saturday October 5, 2019 at his Home in Upper Darby, PA
He leaves to mourn his Wife Mrs. Donna Seapoe,
Children: E. Manow Seapoe Jr, Jahwula Seapoe, Mandon Seapoe, Tenneh Seapoe and Robert Seapoe
Brothers, Sisters, Nieces, nephew and the host of other relatives:
Celebration of Life October 26, 2019
Address: 199 E. Tabor Road, Philadelphia, PA 19120
Viewing from 9am – 11 am
Service begin 11am
E Manow Seapoe
Tel: 484 – 477- 9462
Son of the decease
Betty Savice Baysah
Tel: 267 -939- 0601
Niece of the deceased
Tel: 763- 442 -0825
Remember: E Manow Seapoe Memorial
Life Story of E. Manow Seapoe, Sr.
E. Manow Seapoe, Sr. was born on May 22, 1947 in Monfordor Town, Liberia to Marjarwole and Geloud Seapoe. His parents’ aspiration for him was that he would pursue his education so that he could have a better life. E Manow learned to work hard at an early age, as his father died when he was young, and he had to do his part to help sustain himself and his family. Attaining an education meant moving to Monrovia, Liberia where he attended and People’s College, graduating in 1971. He worked at the Freeport for about four years and was then given an opportunity to come to the United States to go to college education. E Manow, affectionately known as “Eddie” by the time he was a young adult, arrived in New York City on January 25, 1975 in pursuit of higher education and the American Dream.
Eddie soon moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he studied at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, which is now known as Thomas Jefferson University. He graduated from The Community College of Philadelphia with a degree in Accounting. Eddie’s practical work experience in Liberia, along with his formal education, helped him to become a successful entrepreneur. He owned, developed and managed real estate and he was the proud owner of a flourishing auto tag and insurance business, Seapoe Auto Tags and Insurance Services. Starting out in the basement of his house, and later moving to a commercial building, Eddie provided property, auto, and life insurance to the West Philadelphia community for over 33 years.
Eddie married the love of his life, Donna Aikens, on July 23, 1988 after four years of courtship. They enjoyed thirty-one years of extraordinary love and devotion. From this union, three children were born, E Manow Jr., Jasmine Jahwula, and Mandon Kani Allen. Adopting a tradition from his extended in-law family, at home, Eddie often referred to his wife, Donna as “Mom” and she in turn called him “Dad”.
While he was a successful businessman, caring for his family and helping others was what really mattered most to Eddie. He sponsored over a dozen people who wanted to come to the United States to pursue their education. He was unwavering in his commitment to “paying it forward” by supporting others and providing the same kinds of opportunities that were afforded to him. With his big, broad smile and easy-going ways, Eddie was beloved by family, friends, and the community. He could hold a conversation on any topic, and because of his giving nature, he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who was in need. He was good with his hands, both a capable handyman and an excellent cook. He celebrated life at all times, and abundantly and proudly shared the best of his African culture and his adopted American culture with family, friends, and neighbors.
Eddie leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Donna; sons, E Manow Jr. and Mandon Kani Allen; daughters, Tenneh and Jasmine Jahwula; grandchildren Barin Gelao Seapoe, Mabee Gaye, Ketrick Baryogar, and Donna Baryogar; brothers, John Kaikai Seapoe, Mulbah Forkpa-Bios, and Kanie Seapoe (deceased); sister, Sobono Seapoe (deceased); and a host of other family members and friends.