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