Seklau Elizabeth Worjloh Wiles
The Wiles, Worjloh and Karpeh families regret to announce the untimely passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, cousin and niece Seklau Elizabeth Worjloh Wiles which occurred on July 3rd with her family at her bedside.
Seklau Elizabeth Worjloh Wiles of Monrovia, Liberia was called from labor to rest in her 66th year on July 3rd, 2022 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was the first daughter of Isaac B.Worjloh Sr. and Sarah Gbeh Wreh Worjloh, both of whom predeceased her.
She graduated from St. Theresa’s Convent High school and matriculated to the University of Liberia College where she studied Agriculture. She received her Master’s Degree in Animal Science at Texas A & M University. She retired from the Louisiana State University Veterinarian School after 20 years at which point she repatriated to Liberia.
In the government of Liberia, Honourable Wiles was the former Director of National Livestock Bureau, former Deputy Minister for Administration, former Deputy Minister for Technical Services and the 20th Minister of Agriculture from 2017-2018 thus enlisting her as the second woman to have served in such a high position at the ministry of Agriculture since 1948. While serving the ministry in various capacities, Former Minister Wiles was instrumental in strengthening the ministry’s administrative department and livestock division through the formulation of existing policies and training of young professionals who continue to be bedrocks.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her devoted husband of 44 years Dr. Walter Wiles, Sr and children Musu Worjloh Ramos (Carlos), Matsue Z. Wiles, Walter T. Wiles Jr. (Betty) and Ameth V. Wiles. Among the many children she reared she leaves her beloved foster children, Sandra Worjloh Nah (Albert), Bayty Worjloh Fofana (Abraham Rufus), Kasumo Siafa (Johannah), Dr. Richard J. Doe, Tanneh Tugbeh, and Ophelia Logan. She is also survived by her siblings; brothers Joseph Momboe Worjloh (Leona), Steven B. Worjloh, Thomas K. Worjloh (Monica), Francis T. Worjloh, Stephen S. “Big Steve” Worjloh, Patrick J. Worjloh (Vivian), Isaac B. Worjloh Jr, and sisters Beatrice Sciou Worjloh Broderick (Jacob), Lucy Worjloh Wissner, Bernice Worjloh, Memean “Big Girl” Worjloh Dennis, Dorothy Thomas Worjloh, and Tanneh Massaquoi (Roland, Sr) and Edward Sayraeh (Janjay). She also leaves behind her grandchildren Emmanuelle and Braylon Wiles. In laws Richard A. Wiles, F. Mamusu Thornes, Zinnah Wiles, Chantal Doe, Arthur Wiles (Patience), Stanley Wiles (Prunell), Lucia Wiles. She also leaves behind a host of godchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends in the U.S.A. and Liberia.
She was preceded in death by her father Isaac Sr., mother Sarah Gbeh Wreh, brothers Amos Rudy Worjloh and Emmanuel Geegby Worjloh.
You are welcome to join the company of family and loved ones as we gather to hold a homegoing service in remembrance of her.
When: Saturday, July 30th, 2022
Where: St. Alban’s Chapel, 11 Dalrymple Dr., Baton Rouge, La. 70808.
Time: 9:00 AM (CST)Visitation & Tributes, 10:00 AM (CST) Services, Repast immediately afterwards at the same location.
Services will be livestreamed at https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC46kwShCqoNtUrksSJvLM6vA
*Donations can be made:
For those in Liberia Liberia EcoBank Account #6100120882
For those in U.S.A.: Campus Federal Credit Union (Zelle) 2252496388, CashApp $WalterWiles
Contacts on Behalf of the Family:
Nathaniel Denu (225) 937- 2162
Patrick Worjloh (832) 541-0264
Musu Worjloh Ramos (914) 400-4179
Professional services entrusted to Green Oaks Funeral Home & Memorial Park; 9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA.
The family would like to express sincere thanks to Ochsner Medical Center staff, Dr. Olsen and Staff; and St. Joseph’s Hospice and staff. A special thanks to Mrs. Jessica Jones, CNA; Mrs. Cia Letlum; Mrs. Gledy Waribe; Mrs. Annette Jackson and Mrs. Paula Valdez.
Hotel Information- These addresses are near the family residence and no less than 10 miles from the church.
1) Hyatt Place Baton Rouge /I-10
Address: 6080 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA
2) Holiday Inn Baton Rouge College Drive I-10
Address: 4848 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA
3) Embassy Suites Baton Rouge
Address: 4914 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA
4) Residence Inn Baton Rouge Siegen
Address: 10333 North Mall Dr., Baton Rouge, LA
5) Best Western LSU/Medical Corridor Inn & Suites
Address: 7959 Essen Park, Baton Rouge, LA
6) Drury Inn & Suites Baton Rouge
Address: 7939 Essen Park, Baton Rouge, LA
7) Hampton Inn & Suites Baton Rouge – I – 10 East
Address: 11271 Reiger Rd.
8) La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Baton Rouge Siegen Lane
Address: 10555 Reiger Rd, Baton Rouge, LA
9) Siegen Inn
Address: 10707 Honore Ln., Baton Rouge, LA
25 thoughts on “Seklau Elizabeth Worjloh Wiles”
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to her husband Walter, her children, grandchildren, siblings and in laws. May her soul rest in perfect peace and light perpetual shine always. May the Almighty comfort and strengthen all those who have loved and cherished her during this very sad time. It is well until we meet again.
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Dear family members of Seklau Wiles:
May this letter find you in good circumstances! My name is Mozart and I am a member of the Liberian Community. I am writing to express my sympathy to you upon the loss of your loved one, as made known in the online magazine, TLCAfrica2.com, and to offer you some comfort, hope and genuine peace.
You will no doubt agree that in today’s world, peace is hard to find. That is certainly the case when the death of a loved one occurs. The pain, the loss, is hard to bear, and can last for years. However, in the Bible at Isaiah 48:17, 18 God assures us that our peace can become “just like a river,” serene, abundant and ongoing. How can we attain and enjoy that kind of peace today? And, how will God fulfill that promise in the future? Those questions will be answered during the 2022 Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses entitled “Pursue Peace.” The Convention is being presented in six instalments during July and August on http://www.JW.ORG. Here is a preview of the comforting, yet exciting, contents which are available to you:
• Learn how love leads to inner peace and also to peace with others
• See why the Bible’s advice for marriage mates, parents and children can be called “the road map to peace”
• Watch an uplifting video that shows what people around the world are doing to enjoy peace despite illness, death, economic problems and natural disasters
• Enjoy a Bible-based talk, “Friendship with God – How Possible?”
It is a free program, and no registration or login is required. The program will be presented in over 500 languages. You can stream or download it to watch at your convenience (Go to JW.ORG > Library > Videos > JW Broadcasting > 2022 “Pursue Peace” Convention). If you have any questions concerning the information presented, or would welcome a Bible discussion, please feel free to use my contact information listed above. I hope you will enjoy the convention, and that the Bible’s promises will bring to your mind and heart a measure of the peace that passes all understanding.
As a Parish Church of which Bro. and Sis. Wiles affiliated whilst in Liberia, the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Paynesville, expresses heartfelt condolences to the entire bereaved families. Sis. Wiles was an active member of our parish family and her contributions to the ministry of the church will forever be cherished. We wish Bro. Walter God’s peace in these trying times and pray that our collective prayers will strengthen him and the children.
May she rest in eternal glory.
From: Bro. Emmanuel D. Howe, Senior Warden
My condolences to you, Dr. Walter Wiles, and the rest of the family members. May God comfort and strengthen each of you during this time of bereavement. May His peace be with each of you in the days, months, and years to come.
To Dr. Wiles and family, my Sincere Sympathy to you. Seklau was my inspiration to attend and graduate from the College of Agriculture & Forestry. We heard about this Grand Cess lady (2nd woman to graduate from Agriculture) so I told my parents, if she did it, I from Barclayville (Kplio) can do it as well. I am grateful that we met at a funeral in Maryland and I told her that she was my yard stick and she said to me “Let us all praise God, He gave me the strength and courage. Let us learn and go back home, Liberia is all we have.” Rest in Peace my Mentor.
Rest in peace Aunty Seklau. You fought a good fight.
Uncle Walter and family, may you find comfort in the Lord.
From STC, to US and decades later, back to Liberia to try to make a small difference in our own Country…we shared Official and Agricultural spaces. We enjoyed sharing and selling what we grew….especially our extra large guavas.
Walter, so sorry for the Love you’ve lost…she was a good human being. Will miss comparing our fruits, sharing helpful tips about fish farming, remedies for harmful fruits insects and everything else Convent Girls talk about when they meet.
Oh! Ma, you are missed.
Seklau, my cousin on Madam Gbeh Wreh side; my K-12 classmate (St. Teresa Convent in Monrovia, Liberia Class [f 1970); University of Liberia matriculation mate,; her maid-of- honor at her and widower’s marriage in 1977 on Big Island in Hawaii (widower, Walter’s family & my family were also friends out of Cooper Farm pre- Newport Street in Monrovia). The Wreh family join me in saying a big ” no mind yah” to Walter & Worjloh families, as well as all of us mourning Seklau’s demise. May her soul rest in perpetual peace, 🙏😭😭
That incomplete [shouldn’t be there, sorry. The sentence should read … STC class of 1970 (sorry yah, Royal classmates).
Uncle Walter and the Worjloh family on behalf of my late mother, Mrs. Frances Tardy Hne King (class mate of Aunty Seklau) and in the collective name of all my siblings we want to express our profound sympathy to you for the untimely passing of my beloved Godmother. “Sensee,” my Godchild, how you and your family doing and how is my Godson Walter Uhuru Geso Freeman? Aunty Seklau we are all fine oh and we thank God for life. Little did i know that your life would have been cut short and so suddenly too. But we bless God for the contribution you made to your family and to Liberia. I imagine your sharp voice and smile whenever I encountered you. So full of live and vigor. Rest in Peace God Ma. Uncle Walter to say i know what you going through losing your soulmate of more then 44 years is indeed an under statement. But take solace in the words of the great Comforter that ” Earth has no sorrows that Heaven can not heal.” It is well, it is well. Amen
Seklau my darling – you will really be missed. You were so kind and loving. I remembered the dinner you had for us when we first visited Louisiana that changed my life and so many others that I shared your great knowledge with. My sister Wani and I arrived at the Wiles’ beautiful home early and were sitting with Seklau in her kitchen where she was preparing the food. At this point she had most of the food ready but was making a potato salad and a cake. I saw her take some cayenne pepper and put some in the cake and the salad. I said to her that she had made a mistake my putting pepper in the cake and salad. She turned to me and laughed and said girl this is something you don’t know about me. I put cayenne pepper in everything including ice cream, water, yogurt, I mean everything. When I returned home, I bought some cayenne pepper and started putting it in everything including drinking water – I still do that up to today’s date. I later learned from a pharmacist that cayenne pepper is really great for the body. It boosts up the immune system and very good for the heart; it also keeps the blood circulating and keeps certain cancers dormant. My Sister Seklau your beautiful garden you had at the back of your house that you shared with so many people in Baton Rouge. What a garden you had. I also went with you and Walter in your Mercedes SUV to Shreveport, LA – what a beautiful time we had. Although this trip was to help people in Liberia, you all made it really enjoyable. I know right now the “The Heavens Are Telling The Glory of God” because God’s precious Gem, Seklau, is occupying one of the beautiful mansions where my Sister, Dwela, is also a resident. My darling friend and sister may your soul and the souls of all the faith departed rest in eternal peace and may Light Perpetual illuminate your paths In The Name of Jesus!!! AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!
On behalf of Rev. Maggie B. Dennis family(grandma & great grandma), we take this time to extend our deepest Condolences to the Wiles family, in this time of bereavement.
May her soul rest in peace.Blessings to the family. Amen 🙏🙏🙏
Walter, on behalf of the Mensahs, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to you and the family. You are in our prayers. May she rest peacefully and His Grace give you solace.
Dr. Wile. We send our deepest condolences for the departure of your beloved wife and partner. We pray for courage and strength in this difficult time.
Seklau, may your soul Rest In Peace. I am a former member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Paynesville, Liberia, and I want to extend my condolences to the Wiles family. Dr. and the children, and loved-ones, may you find comfort in the Lord. Blessings.
My Darling Seklau, words are inadequate to express to pains in our hearts when we heard of your passing. I really don’t know how to start this tribute, but one thing that I sure of is that you are resting in the sweet arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May your sweet soul Rest In Peace as God Almighty console Walter, the children and the entire family. It is painful , but I pray that you take solace in the Lord, who is the alter and finisher of faith. The Lord giveth and the taketh away; blessed be His Holy Name.
On behalf of Yukhiko, the children, grand children and the AMNON Family, please accept my deepest condolences.
By: James Estrada AMNON
As we sit on this mat together, our hearts are broken. Walter, this is your old neighborhood friend, Oliver Casius Cooper praying for you and the immediate family, God’s grace and mercy as you go through these trying days. May He grant you the strength and courage to carry on as Seklau would want you to do. Be Bless and hold on to His unflinching Hands.
Aunty Seklau, it is almost impossible to accept that you are gone. I will never forget how much love, kindness, and compassion you had for me. You and Uncle Walter poured so much love and time on me, to insure I didn’t fall into depression when I lost my sister: Kau Newah Gbaka, when we were at CUC. I pray that you were carried away to Heaven on the softest wings of the most gentle angel. May you stand tall on Zion, and continue to shine in Heaven as you did on Earth. Gods speed, my darling, beautiful and young auntie🙏🏾😘💕🙏🏾
My Dear Cousin Seklau, you will be missed. Your beautiful smile will always have a special place in my heart. I remembered when Uncle Wiles died, and we all came to Baton Rouge; we all gathered in the kitchen to cook for the family. You said, ” Come and sit on the Krue side; even though you are a Wiles, you are also my cousin on my mother and your Mom’s side.” We had a good laugh. I remember many family reunions we attended; we were always happy to see each other. You advocated for me for my son. I will miss you. Strangely, I got an auto notice on my phone for a Facebook friend request from you on Saturday before your death. It was the second popup in one week. I did not get around to accept because I wanted to check if it was a hack. On Monday, Cousin Deborah called me to give me the sad news. My heart is broken for my Cousin Walter. I pray that God gives Walter the strength and peace to carry on. May your beautiful soul rest in perpetual peace; may your journey be smooth, and give greetings to our old folks who went before us. May you brighten heaven with your beautiful smiling face. 💕🙏🙏🙏
Such a difficult change is always tough on our minds, hearts, and souls. Still, as we grieve with the Wiles family and are overtaken with the same sorrow and questioning faith. Nonetheless, we finally come to believe that Seklau has transitioned to a place of Love where she continues to receive the Comfort of God. For we are given this hope, “Blessed be God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for He is the Father of mercies and God of All Comfort.”
I knew Seklau for the many years she lived in Baton Rouge and for the two years I lived in Suacoco on the Cuttington University Campus. I always knew Seklau to be a person who never wavered in Love for her family and friends. This was evident in every aspect of her life. She was a person of quiet demeanor with strength and integrity. Her rich legacy will be fulfilled in her children, extended family, coworkers, and friends far and near. My fervent prayer is that “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
From my heart to Walter and her children and grandchildren, I am so sorry for your pain, sorrow, and the loss of your wife and mom, who can never be replaced. But, please continue to be patient and hold on to the Glory that Our Father in heaven has promised- He has sent the Holy Spirit to guide, protect, and comfort you. The pain will become more manageable as time passes. With each precious memory, you will be strengthened and grow in abundant peace and understanding. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Gloria Jennien Braxton, Madison Heights, Virginia
Such a difficult change is always tough on our minds, hearts, and souls. Still, as we grieve with the Wiles family and are overtaken with the same sorrow and questioning faith, we finally come to know that the Seklau has transitioned to a place of Love where she continues to receive the Comfort of God. For we are given this hope, “Blessed be God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for He is Father of mercies and God of All Comfort.”
I knew Seklau for the many years she lived in Baton Rouge and the two years I lived in Suacoco on the Cuttington University Campus. I always knew her to be a person who never wavered in Love for her family and friends. This was evident in every aspect of her life. She was a person of quiet demeanor with strength and integrity. Her rich legacy will be fulfilled in her children, extended family, coworkers, and friends far and near. My prayer is that “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
From my heart to Walter and her children and grandchildren, I am so sorry for your pain, your sorrow, and the loss of your wife and mom who can never be replaced. But, please continue to be patient and hold on to the Glory that Our Father in heaven has promised- He has sent the Holy Spirit to guide, protect, and comfort you. The pain will become more manageable as time passes. With each precious memory, you will be strengthened and grow in abundant peace and understanding. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!
We are surely missing you Dearest Sister, and cherish all the wonderful moments of honest love that flowed unselfishly from your big hearted nature. May you now rest in perfect peace with our Lord Jesus Christ and may His sufficient Grace rest in and comfort all your loved ones who continue on here in our Lord’s Earthly vineyard. Thank you for modeling true womanhood, Seklau.
Your forever sister.
My Dear Aunty Seklau, your passing from labour to rest has caused us so much pains to the point where words are inadequate to express our grief. We, the Amnon Family will miss you so much for the love, care and concerns your showed us always. We will forever cherish those precious moments we shared both in Paris, France and Liberia. Our prayers go out for Walter, the children and the entire family for this irrepairable loss. We ask that you take solace in the Lord Jesus Christ who is our GREAT COMFORTER. The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away; Blessed be His Holy Name. May her sweet and gentle soul Rest In Perfect Peace, and light perpetual shine on her. AMEN.
Seklau, Mrs as I commonly call you or we call each other, you are not my darling sister but instead you are my DEAR & DEAREST sister indeed and in need. Words are not enough to describe my pain. You will forever be missed and your sweet memories will always be with us. Rest in perfect peace. Until we meet again on that restoration day.
To the Wiles family, although I new them both through church attended activities. I am so sorry to hear of seklau passing. I pray for peace to soothe each of you, God’s grace to hold you and His love to comfort you.