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Death Announcements

ANDREAS "BEBO" COOPER

On August 5, 2007, our son, husband, father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend Andreas “Bebo” Cooper, was joyously released from his suffering.

He leaves to celebrate, not mourn, his parents Drs. Charles & Regina Cooper, wife Ifueko, children Lanre, Carlton, Ibukun, Barbara, Alvina and Michelle; siblings Catherine, Saide, Charles, Patrick, Natalie, Elvira, Cletus, Bernadette, Mouna, Nyemade, Batekwa, William, Wilma and Lisa and a host of
relatives and friends.

Saide           pookdan@aol.com

Nyemade     nyemadebush@aol.com

 

There will be open viewing from 6-7:30 pm and prayer and hymns from 7:30-9pm at:

Holy Family Catholic Church

The wake keeping service is on August 10th and will be held at:

Holy Family Catholic Church

Funeral Services
will be held on Saturday August 11, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

Holy Family Catholic Church
15 Gender Road
Newark, DE 19713

Condolences to:
Cooper Family
136 Cobble Creek Curve
Newark, DE 19702

Contact info:
Bernadette Cooper – 302-312-9682
Mouna M Cooper-Bah – 603-682-6832
Elvira V. Cooper – 202-423-8730
Natalie Cooper – 302-981-7743
William W. Hare – 240-753-8688
Ansah F. Perry – 404-550-9330

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that friends honor Bebo’s memory through the Andreas Cooper Children’s Fund.

Gifts can be made to:

Andreas B. Cooper Children’s Fund
136 Cobble Creek Curve
Newark, DE 19702

Area Hotels:

Sleep Inn
630 College Avenue
Newark, DE 19713
Please mention Cooper bereavement rate.


Howard Johnson Inn & Suites
1119 S. College Ave
Newark, DE 19713
Please mention Cooper funeral rate.


Embassy Suites
654 South College Ave
Newark, DE 19713

THOMPSON WEAH
 
We regretfully announce the death of Mr. Thompson Weah, alumnus of Our Lady of Fatima and the father of fellow alumnus Fr. Patrick Weah.  This sad event occurred on May 7th in Harper.
Mr. Weah was a Teacher in the Cape Palmas diocese for more than thirty years.
Fr. Patrick will be departing for the funeral services to be held in Cape Palmas.
He can be contacted at: weahtar@yahoo.com.
 

Leticia Nyanti Williams

The Williams, Langford, Shannon, Seton and Wallace families announce with deep regrets the passing of their beloved mother, sister and daughter, Ms. Leticia Nyenati Williams. This sad event occurred on Thursday, January 17, 2007, at the Delaware Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Leticia attended St. Francis Elementary School in Pleebo, Our Lady of Fatima High School and Bishop Ferguson High School from whence she graduated in Maryland County. In the United States of America, Leticia attended and graduated from Johnson and Wales College in Providence, Rhode Island. She earned a degree in Airline Management. She was a founding member and Secretary of the Maryland County Association of Rhode Island.

She relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania a year ago to join her children, after more than 15 years of residing in Rhode Island. Leticia was well loved and respected by many who came to know her.

She is survived by three children: Siannah Williams of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Natalie Wrato and Ade Saye of Providence Rhode Island; many brothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of other relatives and friends in the United States, Liberia, London (United Kingdom), Holland, Ivory Coast and Ghana.

 

EDWARD SOCREE
 
The death is announced of St. Francis alumnus Edward Socree. This sad event occured at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital on November 13, after a brief period of illness. He leaves behind his wife and three kids (ages 12-2 years). He is also survived by his parents, Mr George K. Socree and Mrs. Alice Giko (known in Pleebo as si-si Wleady). He leaves a host of relatives and friends including; Daniel Socree, Regina Socree Sirleaf, Beatrice Socree Williams, Felicia Giko Fahnbulleh, Rhona Phonex Adella Giko, Jonathan Kla-Klon Williams, Agnes Socree, Sarah Giko, Kenneth Giko all of Rhode Island,Delaware, New Jersey and Phila.
Edward was born in Pleebo on June 5, 1963. He Attended the St.Francis Elementary School. He moved to Harbel and attended junior high school. He came to the States in 1980. He graduated from Newwark High school and attened the University of RI. He went back to Liberia in 1995. Prior to his death, he worked the Freeport of Monrovia.
 
Posted by alumnus Eric W. Giko, brother of the deceased.
 
The Alumni Association expresses heartfelt condolence to Eric and the entire family.

  DWEDE KOBBAH-LASSANAH

The Alumni Association expresses deepest condolences to Dr. Paiyon Kobbah and the rest of Dwede's family for their loss.

The death is announced of OLF alumnae Dwede Evelyn Kobbah-Lassanah. This sad event occurred on Sunday, March 26, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Dwede Kobbah-Lassanah leaves to mourn her loss, her husband George M. Lassanah of Antwerp, Belgium; two children, Miatta and Piayon Lassanah, and an adopted son Dweh Boiley; her mother Edna Blanche Venn Kobbah of Monrovia, Liberia; three sisters, Weade Kobbah-Wureh, Gorma Kobbah-Cooper, and Minnie Kobbah-Boima; five brothers John T. Kobbah, Dr. Piayon E. Kobbah, Samson P.H. Kobbah, II, Mr. Jenkins J. Kobbah, and Mr. Henry C. Kobbah; the Venn family of United States and Venntown, Nimba County, Liberia; and a host of relatives and friends in the United States of America, Ghana and Liberia-Monrovia and Benwen, Grand Kru County.

At the request of the Deceased, there will be no floral designs at this Service; however a special trust fund has been set up for the assistance of her Children. All donations or contributions should be made in the name of Miatta and Piayon Lassanah, 1833 Louden Heights Road, Charleston, West Virginia 25314.

STEPHEN MANNEH

The Alumni Association expresses our deepest condolences to the Manneh family.

The death is announced of Alumnus Stephen Manneh. This sad event occurred in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Manneh was laid to rest on Saturday, March 26.

(Posting provided by Maria Harrison)

  JOSEPH HARRIS
The Association announces with sadness and regrets, the death of
Mr. Joseph Hemieh Harris affectionately known as "Cousin." This sad event occurred on July 14, 2005 in Monrovia.
Mr. Harris was a member of OLF Class of '71.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2005.
We deeply express our condolences to his family.
 
Submitted by Philip Nimpson and Ed Gilman

MAAME VICTORIA WILLIAMS

The Williams, Wilson and Lamptey Family regret to announce the sudden passing of their beloved Wannie Williams lovingly referred to as "Maame" Victoria Williams.

This sad event occurred on Monday May 2, 2005 at the Staten Island University Teaching Hospital in New York City.

The Family request that instead of floral presentation individuals wishing to do so may contribute to a fund established in her memory to assist in the education of her children ages 19, 3, and 1 year old.

Contributions to this fund may be sent to:
Wannies's Children Fund
c/o Felicia Lamptey, sister
164 Bedford Ave
Teaneck, NJ 07666

For further information please contact: (718) 981-5073 or (718) 720-5871

  SAM SEEDEE TEAH
I regret to announce the death of Mr. Sam Seedee Teah, member of OLF class of '86 and education coordinator for the Diocese of Cape Palmas. Sam died on April 19 in Monrovia after a brief illness.
 
Sam's death came as a shock to us his friends, classmates, his family and those who knew him.
 
Mr. Teah was the association's primary source of information regarding the conditions of our alma maters. His 2003 report was instrumental in our decision to provide financial assistance to both schools.
 
The Association extends heartfelt condolence to the family of Mr. Teah.
May his soul rest in peace.
 
Posted by Rev. Patrick Weah

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