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

Wanted man nabbed in Eccles

first_imgA wanted man and a “suspicious” accomplice were nabbed in Eccles, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on Tuesday after a high-speed chase.Nineteen-year-old Godfrey Lynch in the back of a Police vehicle after being nabbed Reports are 19-year-old Godfrey Lynch, of Agricola, Greater Georgetown, was nabbed after residents in Republic Park, EBD informed Police of suspicious persons at an abandoned house in the community.Lynch’s accomplice, Mark Mosely, of Castello Housing Scheme, West La Penitence, Georgetown, who was wanted for questioning relating to gas station robberies in Georgetown and Eccles, was nabbed a short while after Police combed the area.According to A (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Division Deputy Commander Calvin Brutus, about 13:00h, Police responded to calls made by the Republic Park residents about suspicious activities in their community.However, after becoming aware that the Police were in the vicinity, the wanted man and an accomplice fled the house. Police gave chase and caught up with Lynch in Eccles.When Guyana Times arrived at the scene of their capture, the Police were seen prowling the area for the other suspect.This publication was told that Lynch was arrested by Police on charges of robbery under arms.Just last month, Lynch skipped his court hearing after being granted bail for allegedly robbing an elderly caretaker, Yvonne Moe, of over $13 million in goods during an attack at her Republic Park home. He was then found guilty by Magistrate Judy Latchman, and sentenced in absentia to 56 months in prison.Moe, in her testimony during the trial, had told the court that Lynch and an accomplice were seen lurking outside her house. She said after seeing the strange men, she proceeded to run back into the house, but was caught by one of them, who then dragged her into the home. They subsequently proceeded to rob her, and make good their escape.last_img read more

Everton plot stunning £40m raid on Man City, Mourinho to move for Chelsea star?

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Everton’s ambitious super-rich new owner Farhad Moshiri is making an astonishing attempt to buy Joe Hart. The Iranian money man is ready to throw around £40million at a bid for the Manchester City star in the hope that Pep Guardiola can be persuaded to sell. And the Goodison supremo will back that up with a fortune for Hart, who will be offered around £200,000-a-week. (Daily Mail)Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to become the first signing of the Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United. Ibrahimovic, a free agent after his contract with Paris St Germain expired, has agreed a deal to join United this summer. (Daily Mirror)Jose Mourinho may raid his old club Chelsea as he looks to spend the £200million transfer kitty he will be handed by Manchester United this summer. With Mourinho set to take over at United from Louis van Gaal, who was sacked on Monday, he is keen to sign midfielder Nemanja Matic. He also wants to lure Everton’s central defender John Stones. (Daily Mail)Chelsea are confident they will re-sign Romelu Lukaku this summer after the Everton striker made a return to Stamford Bridge his first-choice destination. (London Evening Standard)Arsenal expect to announce the £30m signing of Granit Xhaka in the next 48 hours. The deal has been agreed, medical passed and even publicity photos done but they rushed it through at the weekend to allow the midfielder to join up with Switzerland’s Euro 2016 squad. (Daily Mirror)Loris Karius will become a Liverpool player this week after arriving on Merseyside to finalise his £4.7m transfer from Mainz. The German goalkeeper will undergo a medical over the next 24 hours after the Reds agreed a deal with the Bundesliga club. (Liverpool Echo)Stoke fear star Austrian star Marko Arnautovic will quit the Potters this summer. Arnautovic, 27, is refusing new terms to make him Stoke’s best-paid player ever and is understood to be on Paris Saint-Germain’s radar. (Daily Mirror)Bournemouth are weighing up a £4million move for Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason. Midfielder Mason started just eight league games during Spurs’ title bid and could be allowed to move on after falling down the pecking order. (Daily Mirror)Everton are interviewing nine managerial candidates — and their former boss David Moyes is on the list. They have already spoken to Frank De Boer and Manuel Pellegrini and are due to sound out Europa League-winning Sevilla boss Unai Emery. Ronald Koeman of Southampton remains first choice to succeed Roberto Martinez but the Toffees fear they will struggle to persuade him to leave St Mary’s. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Ray Wilkins tells talkSPORT: Jose Mourinho is a winner… he is the right man for Manchester United‘Strategy may have changed’ over plans to make Ryan Giggs future Manchester United manager – Rene Meulensteen‘We could all see the strain on Louis van Gaal…it was unbearable’ – Marcel van der Kraan on Manchester United sackingGunners set to battle it out with Roma for Villarreal defender Mateo MusacchioBlues joined by Bayern Munich AND Barcelona in battle for £29m Roma starManchester City table £19m bid for Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson MoraesWest Ham and Southampton ready to battle it out for Juventus striker Simone ZazaEverton FAIL with £10m move for Lille defender Djibril SidibeTottenham weighing up approach for £10m-rated Shakhtar Donetsk winger Marloslast_img read more