Sunrise: October 8, 1943 – Sunset: August 5, 2023
The Woniewala, Washington, & Saygbe families announce with heavy hearts, and profound sadness, the untimely passing of their beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend Mr. Samuel B. Woniewala who passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2023, after a protracted period of illness.
This heartbreaking and sad event occurred at the Penn Center for Rehabilitation and Care / University of Pennsylvania Facilities, 3609 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Mr. Samuel B. Woniewala (commonly called “Big Bird”) was born on October 8, 1943, in Division 43, Firestone Plantation, Liberia, to the union of Mr. Moses Y. Woniewala and Zogbo Tarnue (predecessor). He completed secondary school at Konola SDA Mission Academy. Mr. Woniewala employment career included, Firestone Rubber Plantation, Harbel, Liberia (Superintendent), Cocopa Rubber Plantation (LIBCO) Nimba County, Liberia, (Manager) and The Liberian National Security Agency as Director for Records and Analysis.
Mr. Samuel B. Woniewala was predeceased by his sons, Samuel B. Woniewala Jr and Fokpa L. Woniewala and his daughter Sowo Woniewala.
Mr. Samuel B. Woniewala leaves to mourn his loss his children, Lucia Woniewala, Jestina Zogbo Woniewala (Emmanuel Roberts), Farse Woniewala, Amelia Woniewala (Adewale Opeibi), Mabel Woniewala Zoaryan (Alvin Zoaryan), Garbo Woniewala, Victoria Woniewala, Joyce Kpana Woniewala, Prince Woniewala, Samuella Woniewala, Moses Woniewala, Shafic Woniewala, Francis Woniewala. Host of grandchildren, Brothers, Sisters, Cousins, Nephews, Nieces, other relatives and friends.
VICTORY HARVEST FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL
2536 S. 59th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Wake Keeping: Friday, September 8, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Funeral Services: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10am – 12pm
BURIAL: FOLLOW AT THE FERNWOOD CEMETERY, LANSDOWNE, PA
Family and friends wishing to contribute, please use the below options
Zelle – Narwale Washington (916.548.2463)
Cashapp – Kpana Woniewala (215.391.5663)
In-person – Mr. Yeayeai G. Nylenkewoi (267.844.5428)
NARWALE WASHINGTON (NIECE) 916.548.2463
KPANA WONIEWALA (DAUGHTER) 215.391.5663
MABEL WONIEWALA (DAUGHTER) 774.242.3435
SHAFIC WONIEWALA (SON) 470.833.0101
MOSES SAYGBE Jr. (NEPHEW) 401.954.1433
LUCIA WONIEWALA (DAUGHTER) 231.776.280.708
JESTINA ZOGBO WONIEWALA (DAUGHTER) 231.776.893.369
MABEL WONIEWALA (SISTER) 231.770.656.152