November 10, 1932 – March 12, 2023
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 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 Gibson, Purvist, Menjor and Dempster families announce with profound sadness the peaceful home going of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great grandmother, Aunt, Cousin and Matriarch Mrs Martha Jane Gibson Menjor(TETEYO).
This sad event occurred on Sunday March 12, 2023 at 300am at the home of her son Prince S. Menjor in Caresyburg City, Montserrado County, Liberia.
Teteyo as she was affectionately called by everyone, was born and raised in Owensgrove, Grand Bassa county, Liberia. She was married to the late Samuel Yondai Menjor and this union was blessed with many children. Teteyo and Papa resided in Kakata, Margibi Co. from the late 60s until she relocated to the USA in 1992.
She resided in Silverspring MD with her daughter Matilda and Son in law Ruel F. Dempster for 27 years where she was a surrogate mother, friend and confidante to Africans and others from all countries and cultures. Teteyo’s kitchen was never without African food or the sweet aroma of African food being prepared.
Teteyo who was the last remaining sibling of 15 children was predeceased by her parents – Lewis Urias and Martha Purvist Gibson, husband – Samuel Y Menjor, grandson- Tombeikai S Dempster, son in law- Ruel Francis Dempster, 15 sisters and brothers and many nieces/nephews amongst others.
Cherishing her memories are her children: Mother Evangelist Matilda Menjor-Dempster, Prince Sar Menjor (Watta), Tamba Norman Menjor, Finda Menjor-Kromah(Abraham), Cora Menjor Peabody, Esther Menjor-Toweh(Prince), Winifred Menjor, Angerline Menjor Wariebi, Gloria Y Menjor, Marie Kumba Menjor(deceased), Isaac Menjor, Dolly Walters, James Armah Massaquoi (Jannave), Siedi Bedell, Boakai kollie(Charlyne), and Janga Kollie.
Grandchildren: Sia M Dempster- Willie (Jentry), Enjolokee Jones ( Fatu), Victor Jones, Ruel F Dempster Jr, Prince Y Jones, Samantha A Menjor, Dewenla L Jones, Pastor Atty. Feweh T Dempster(Shena) David Massaquoi(Olee),Bill Massaquoi(Mutoni) and Whemon Massaquoi(Dennis). Many great grandchildren, Nieces/nephews and cousins which includes: Carlnette Harris(David), Johnny Russell Smith(Zelda), Emma Gbai, Celestine Johnson, Mardia Peabody, Obias Higgins(Wyatta,), Alvina Peabody, Evangeline Lewis, Thomas Gibson, Arthur Gibson amongst others.
On Thursday April 13, 2023, there will be a night of reflection and time of remembering our mother at the home of her son prince Sar menjor in the city of Careysburg beginning at 3:00PM. This gathering brings together all family members, well-wishers, sympathizers, choirs and singing groups to remember our mother in a way befitting her fulfilling life.
On Saturday April 15, 2023, the remains of our mother will be removed from the Samuel Stryker funeral home in Sinkor Monrovia and taken to the Seys United Methodist Church located in Careysburg, Montserrado county, where funeral services will be held beginning at 10:00 anti meridian. She will be interred at the cemetery in Kakata city, Margibi county.
The events of the reflection night and the funeral service will be carried live on Vision-TV. All are asked to tune in and be a part while you are in distance land or even nearer, if you cannot be with us.