Mrs. Olive Alma Hill
Happy Birthday Mother
My dearest and darling mother, today July 28, is your birthday, but you are resting in your heavenly home. We will still sing the birthday song to you, my sweet mother. Today is filled with all the memories we shared. As I look to the stars and the sky in heaven on this day, I am sending you lots of love, hugs, and kisses and not forgetting the envelope that you always expected. This year it will be sent to St. Jude’s, one of the many charities you faithfully supported over the years.
Words fail me as I struggle to capture the vacuum your departure has created in my heart. Suffice is to say that you will remain my jewel of inestimable value, my best friend, my confidant, my pillow to cry or laugh on, and my comforter. I now recall with deep nostalgia how you always wanted us to talk. I miss you immensely my dearest mother. My only consolation is that you were loved.
Upon your exit from your earthly home into your heavenly paradise, I was unable to grieve, but I cried and shouted seeking you to comfort me from the insults, abuse, demoralizing, degrading, and shattering words that I received because I love you. It still hurts as I struggle to suppress those words thrown at me. You taught me to be strong. As the months went by, I slowly recouped and realized you were truly gone. Oh mother, I miss you so much that it hurts. Remembering how you prayed fervently and always kept the faith no matter what the situation was, renewed my strength in prayers. I am now trying to accept your absence with equanimity. You will continue to live in my heart, mother.
Sunrise: 07/28/1935 – Sunset: 01/13/2021
From your daughter Nyanday, Son-in-law Chieme, grandchildren; Jack, Gaby & family, Ben, Ken, and Toby
In Loving Memory of my Beloved Husband HON. AMBULAI BULLEH JOHNSON, JR.
October 24, 1944 – September 20, 2016
Five years ago, on September 20, 2016, we woke up on that beautiful Tuesday morning and by that evening you had left me forever. You showed no signs of leaving me that day, but our God had other plans. It has been a great loss.
Early that evening without many words, our God whispered to you to take a walk with him in the garden while the dew was still on the roses, a place he knew you loved so dearly. He then walked with you and talked with you and then told you that you were his child and had come to take you to your eternal home. I can only imagine the joy you felt as he held your hand and tarried with you. You were calm and peaceful as he called you to rest from labor to reward. Your submission to the will of our God was clear and then you bowed in humble adoration and proclaimed,
‘MY GOD!!!, HOW GREAT THOU ART”.
I know that you did not want to leave me, but you did not have a choice. So, thank you again my darling for taking your last breath in my arms in our backyard garden, for it was at that moment I truly felt our total togetherness and God’s divine presence. You were a smart, strong, kind, and generous man and sometimes that kindness got you into trouble (Lol T), nonetheless, I loved you and I missed you. It still pains me, and I sometimes have restless nights thinking of you, but I always call on our God who kept us together amidst all the storms and he continues to watch over me. You are in a better place where there are no more lingering pains. You are with our GOD. So, I now bid you a forever FAREWELL my dear ABJ, (BULLEH, as I called you sometimes). Five years seemed like an eternity, but it also seems at times like it was just yesterday because the memories are still with me Thank you my beloved, I learned so much from you the great PROFESSOR and as we always said, I had the faith and you, the strength.
God has also called our dear beloved son BRIAN who has joined you. Take care of him for I believe that the two of you are watching over me and want me to go on living for as long as our God ordains. So, you guys, please continue to watch over me with blessings from above as I live on.
I BID YOU FAREWELL AND GOOD NIGHT MY BELOVED AMBULAI BULLEH, YOU ARE AND WILL FOREVER REMAIN A STRONG MEMORY IN MY HEART.
Your beloved wife, Thelma (Johnson as you sometimes called me).
Moriah D. Jappah
August 31, 1936 – April 4, 2017
Happy heavenly birthday Sister. Your presence we miss. Your memory we treasure. Loving you always. Forgetting you never.Your Children.
Ma Maria Grace France (AKA Grace Mariama Jalloh)
‘Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure’
It all seems like yesterday ……the image of you standing in a glow, enveloped by peacefulness, as I rose from my bed on the morning of September 21, 2020. It is as vivid in my mind today as the bitter truth that pierced my heart hours later as I watched you take your last breath. Your wings without a doubt were ready and you would not tarry another day for any task undone, for the peace you had found answering the Lord’s call; yet my human heart was sinking, the world suddenly became empty, time stood still and the only thing that made sense to me was to acknowledge the promises and glory of God.
You were a fighter and a prayer warrior, you walked through this life with such grace that it was hard to see your struggles. Like the Blessed mother, you treasured all in your heart, what God gave you, you not only took but enhanced them. This is evident in how you spent the greater part of your what seems like a brief life, nurturing and instilling values in us, prayerfulness, faith, humility, respect, compassion, charity, perseverance and love for the things of God, we learned from you. Today, these continue to guide our steps and all that we do. We remain grateful, we had you for a mother.
You believed you would pass this way but once and did all you could to show compassion, love, and assist family and friends directly, and indirectly. Indeed death does not end it all! The beautiful memories we shared with you shall remain priceless, we shall forever treasure these in our hearts, remember you on your special days and lovingly keep your memory alive. Today 9/21/21, is exactly a year, we shall spend time at mass, in the Lord’s presence and remember you in a special way.
‘For we know when this earthly tent we live in is taken down we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands’ (2 Corinthians 5:1)
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her.
Fondly remembered by your children: Mrs. Selestine Dechontee Salifu, Mr. Hercules Niilante France, Mr. John Salifu, family and friends