Sunrise: August 25th. 1931 – Sunset: January 16th. 2023
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: ...” 2 Timothy 4:7-8 KJV
The Okyne, Jackson-Kennedy, and the Elders of Krobo Ano Anona Royal family of Senya-Beraku, Ghana announces with profound regret of life well-lived, the peaceful transition of their 91 years old Mother, Esi Mary Okyne (alias: Esi Baker or Maa Esi), on Monday, January 16th. 2023 at her Krobo-Nsi residence in Senya-Beraku, Ghana.
Maa Esi was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and cousin, market woman, former women President United Methodist Church, Monrovia District; Member: Ebenezer United Methodist, Lynch St. Monrovia, Clearview United Methodist Church Philadelphia, Senya-Beraku Methodist Church in Senya-Beraku.
Maa Esi was predeceased by her husband George K. Okyne Sr. and her parents Neyin Kwesi Donkor Jackson-Kennedy and Mrs. Hanna Affulba Andoh Jackson-Kennedy.
Her memory will forever be cherished by her children: Annie Cole, Martha Okyne, Isidore K. Okyne, Samuel K. Okyne, Joseph K. Okyne, Charles E. Okyne, Andrew K. Okyne, George K. Okyne Jr., and Grace N. Okyne-Foley.
Siblings: Oba-Payin Aba Jackson-Kennedy (deceased), Oba-Payin Faustina Affulba Jackson-Kennedy Davies (deceased), Neyin Kofi Jackson-Kennedy (deceased), Neyin James Appiah Jackson-Kennedy (deceased), Neyin Samuel Kow Jackson-Kennedy (Senya-Beraku, Ghana).
Daughters-in law: Angeline O. Okyne, Mariama, D. Okyne, Gifty A. Okyne, Dorice K. Okyne, Angela E. Okyne, Fatu Okyne, Vera D. Okyne and son-in-law: Kennedy Foley.
33 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, several godchildren, nieces, nephews, and many relatives and friends at home and abroad.
The first family and friends meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 24th., 2023, at her son residence & via zoom at, 6:00PM EST 600 S Cedar Ln. Upper Darby, PA 19082
Funeral Arrangements are as follows:
Memorial Service – February 18th, 2023, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Clearview United Methodist Church 7605 Buist Ave. Philadelphia PA 19153
Refreshment & Loving Memories of Maa Esi Mary Okyne – 8:00 PM to 11:00PM at Philadelphia Church International – 100 Sharon Ave. Sharon Hill, PA 19079.
The second family meeting scheduled for Sunday, February 19th., 2023, on zoom at 6:00 PM EST.
Wake Keeping: On Friday March 3rd., 2023 Maa Esi remains will be removed from the Adoko Funeral Parlour & Morgue LTD by sunset and taking to the Awo Ye – Krobo Anona Royal Family House in Senya Beraku briefly for a final customary ceremony then follow by the family wake keeping at her Krobo-Nsi residence (near the Senya Secondary School & Krobo-Nsi junction).
Internment: On Saturday March 4th., 2023 at 8:30 AM GMT her remains will be taking to the Senya-Beraku Methodist Church for funeral service which starts at 8:30 AM GMT and burial will take place at family private cemetery in Senya-Beraku.
Thanksgiving Service: On Sunday March 5th., 2023 at 8:30 AM GMT, a thanksgiving service will be celebrated in her honor at the Senya-Beraku Methodist Church in Senya-Beraku, Central Region, Ghana.
For contribution, please Zelle to:
Samuel K. Okyne 215-869-7403 (firstname.lastname@example.org)/Cashapp: $SamOkyne
Joseph K. Okyne (267) 736-1159 (email@example.com) $Josephokyne
George K Okyne (267) 266-1278 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This Announcement was brought in by her children.
You can contact the Family on the following numbers to comfort and for more information, please contact below:
- Ms. Martha Okyne (267) 274-7268 / 718-297-5640
- Mr. Isidore K. Okyne (912) 272-4399
- Mr. Samuel K. Okyne (215) 869-7403
- Mr. Charles E. Okyne 233 244 324357
- Mr. Andrew Kennedy-Okyne (215) 779-7427
- Mr. Joseph K. Okyne (267) 736-1159
- Mr. George K. Okyne (267) 266-1278
- Mrs. Grace Okyne-Foley (215) 397-0254
- Ms. Roseline Okyne (267) 918-9677