Mother Mary Jackson Laid to Rest

first_imgThe late Mother Mary Toe Gmasonnoh Jackson, who died on Sunday November 8, 2015, has been laid to rest at the Neezoe Cemetery in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.Mother Jackson, popularly known as “MEME’’ or “Sis Mary’’ was born in Monrovia on April 12, 1936 to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, who predeceased her. She was 79.In his tribute, W. Nippy Toe Jackson, brother of the deceased, stated that Mother Mary was a woman of prayer, very disciplined and influential as well as loving, kind and faithful in the house of God.Mother Mary counselled the downhearted, made peace where there was strife and misunderstanding and graciously opened her home to people, Mr. Jackson said. She served with dedication, selflessness and humility and spent her entire life on Clay Street. “We looked up to her as our mother and took refuge in knowing that she was always our solid shield of armor, not because she had the whole world, but simply because of her unconditional love,’’ Jackson said in tears.She was an active, dedicated and long-time member of the A.P. Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, located in Clara Town, Mr. Jackson stated. “I want everyone here to know that I am so heartbroken, but I trust in God, so I know in my heart that it is not this mortal remains of Sister Mary being placed into the earth that matters now, but the immortality of her soul residing with our Lord that is significant,’’ he said. Preaching the funeral discourse, Rev. Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson encouraged friends and family members not to let the tragedy of Mother Jackson’s death cast a shadow over all she worked to achieve. “We’ve seen too many victories to let defeat have the last word,” he said.Rev. Sarwolo, who is also the Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Liberia (UL), told the family that the lifespan of a human being is three score, and ten and if it is fourscore years, it is the strength and labor which “our dear one has fulfilled.”Mother Mary Jackson is survived by two biological children, Mrs. Clara Brooklyn Sumo and Mr. Solomon G. Brooklyn, and many children whom she raised including Mr. George Kennedy, former senior business reporter of the Daily Observer newspaper.\She was the oldest of three siblings, including Cecelia Jackson Duncan and W. Nippy Toe Jackson. She was also blessed with many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Beef recall now up to 21.7 million pounds

first_imgThe recall represents all Topps products with either a “sell by date” or a “best if used by date” between Sept. 25 this year and Sept. 25, 2008. The company said this information is found on a package’s back panel. All recalled products also have a USDA establishment number of EST 9748, which is located on the back panel of the package or in the USDA legend, the company said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday it had suspended the grinding of raw products at the Topps plant after inspectors found inadequate safety measures at the Topps plant. The USDA said three people had gotten E. coli from Topps products, with 22 other cases under investigation. Cases were found in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. A full list of the recalled products is available at www.toppsmeat.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Tom Hester Jr. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. – The Topps Meat Co. on Saturday expanded its recall of frozen hamburger patties to include 21.7 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria that sickened more than a dozen people in eight states. The recall of products distributed to retail grocery stores and food service institutions in the United States was a drastic increase from the 332,000 pounds recalled Tuesday. last_img read more