With profound sadness, the Ogunti and Gibson families announce the loss of our beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grand and great-grandmother, Mrs. Comfort Abeke Ogunti Gibson on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in Monrovia, Liberia. She was born on May 31, 1946, in Harper City, Maryland County, Liberia., and was married to the late Samuel B.A. Gibson, II.
Comfort Abeke Ogunti Gibson worked for the Liberian-American-Swedish Mining Company (LAMCO) for 25 years-stationed in Yekepa, Nimba County, Buchannan, Grand Bassa County, and in Monrovia, Liberia. She was a devoted life-time christian and Episcopalian, serving as a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (Harper City, Maryland County, Liberia), St. Martins Episcopal Church (Yekepa, Nimba County, Liberia), Holy Comforter Episcopal Church (Washington, DC, USA), St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (Monrovia, Liberia), and the Episcopal Church Women of Liberia and the United States of America.
She is survived by her children, Roselind Gibson Mellish (John), J. Patricia Gibson, Samuel Gibson, III, Theola Gibson Hansford (Daffeh), and Genevieve Barrow Gongar (Weryonwon). She is also survived by her siblings Benjamin B. Ogunti, Maxwell Ogunti, Samuel Waamu Ogunti, Mary Ogunti Kamara, Daniel Tobee, Samuel Y. Dickson, Tarlay Ogunti, her brother-in-law, James D.W. Wallace, grand and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, numerous beloved adopted, fostered, and nurtured children and lifelong friends.
She is predeceased by her parents, Josiah Akin Ogunti, Elizabeth Cummings Ogunti, and Sarah Zaryuway Toe, and her siblings: Olabisi Ogunti, Julius Ogunti, Grace Ogunti Wallace, Jane Ogunti Koon, Francis Ogunti (Saturday), Alfred Ogunti (Friday), Helena Ogunti, Martha Ogunti Alabi, Mary Morias, and Suzanna Morias.
The wake keeping will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on 10th Street, Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Trinity Cathedral on Broad Street, Monrovia, Liberia.
Live coverage of the wake and funeral proceeding will be provided by Providence TV (both) and SPOON TV (funeral only).
Interment will follow at the Kaiser Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Brewerville, Montserrado County, Liberia
For more information, or to submit a tribute to be read at the wake keeping service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
J. Patricia Gibson (301) 213 6672 (USA)
Theola Gibson (703)-864-7034 (USA)
Roselind Gibson-Mellish (240) 277-8727 (USA)
Samuel Gibson, III 770199556 (Liberia)