Transitioned January 8, 2021
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8.
The Browne and Tarlue families are deeply saddened by the passing of their Matriarch, Mrs. Dorothy Browne-Tarlue . She was the fourth of nine children born to Rev.Sammy and Evangelist Jessie Browne in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia.
Dorothy was a devout Christian, a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, an adoring Sister, a caring Aunt, committed family member, and a trustedfriend. She was affectionately called DBT, Ma D, Sister, Grandma D, Great Grand, Aunty Dorothy, Nyonnohn, and Mammy Pepper, among many other nicknames.
Dorothy will be missed and remembered for many things but, most of all, her relentless efforts to keep the family united; her Faith; and her no-nonsense attitude that earned her the nickname “Mammy Pepper”. She didn’t know how to sugarcoat anything, called “it as it is “, and was respected for that.
Dorothy was a linguist in her own right, as she spoke five Liberian languages fluently, namely Krahn, Kru, Bassa, Grebo and Via. When asked how she learned all these languages, she would often say, “I’m a poor man lawyer and I must win every case…If I don’t fight for these people, who will. They can’t fight for themselves”.
Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Rev Sammy and Evangelist Jessie Browne; husband, David Tarlue; Son Philip T. Davis; Siblings David Browne, John Browne, Hezekiah Browne, Ma Zaonyonnon Browne-Davis, and Annie Browne-Kaydea.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Edith J Tody-Sandy (the late Amos Gaye Sandy) and Son, Benjamin Collins Tarlue (Nan Guei Vanessa); Five Grandchildren, Rudii B. Vinton (Josephine), Justin L. Doe (Lorpu), Micheline Tarlue, Tarlue Collins Rayann Nathan, Tarlue Collins Nahel Prince Altit; Sisters- Alice D. Gaye and Sharon B. Browne; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and a host of relatives and friends.
Due to restrictions imposed by the Pandemic, her public celebrations are as follows:
A memorial service-styled wake-keeping will be held outdoors on Friday, January 29th at 6pm till 9pm within the Red Light Community , Monrovia . An opportunity to attend virtually will be provided ASAP.
Funeral Service will be held at the J. B. Roberts Funeral Chapel located on Somalia Drive (opposite the Steven Tolbert Estate) in Monrovia, Liberia. The Jehovah’s Witnesses will be in charge of the Service and plans to begin promptly at 12 noon. Private viewing by family only at 11am. A live streaming link will be provided for family and friends to attend virtually.
REPASS location to be announced at the Funeral Service.
May her Soul and those of our dearly departed Rest In Perpetual Peace.
Sharon Browne (Sister), 757-633-8295
Alice Gaye (Sister), 401-548-8730
Rudii Vinton (Grandson), 484-688-4794
Olive Tailey (Niece), 401-834-6273
Sgt. Thomas Browne ( Chair, Browne Family Org.), 423-773-0398
Edith J. Tody- Sandy (Daughter ), 231-8867-91659