Sunrise: February 17th, 1968
Sunset: January 9th, 2024
The Freeman-Semper, Zulu, Boley, Kaydea families regret to announce the death of their husband, father, son, brother, and cousin, Tom Tyrell Zarkpa Zulu. This sad event occurred on the 9th of Jan 2024 at his home in London surrounded by his wife and children.
Tom leaves to mourn his loss, his wife Tupee, their sons, Luchien, Simba and Ephraim, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Gaye Zulu, his sisters, Elvira, Jehmu and Belmont Zulu, his brothers T. Younkpao Zulu, Madixon Kreku, Prince Kreku, Gartor Kreku, Prince Ajavon, and Christian Boley, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends who became family over the years.
Tom was born in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County where he spent his early childhood. He transitioned to Monrovia at the age of four and attended Monrovia Demonstration Elementary School. He completed his high school education at St. Patrick’s High School and graduated with the class of 1987.
Tom attended the Cuttington University College, now Cuttington University until the inception of the Liberian Civil in 1990. He later migrated to the United Kingdom with his family, where he continued his education.
Education was important to Tom and he lived and worked as a motivational speaker and mentor, impacting the lives of many. He was an entrepreneur and pursued several business ventures which centred on developing the potential in people. He believed in serving others and took pride and joy in being a part of their growth.
Tom had a positive outlook on life and saw each day as an opportunity to create. In his words, ‘I am the guy who always sees the glass half full and never empty’. Tom loved life and tried his best to live it to the fullest. Tom liked socializing and enjoyed dancing and was usually the life and soul of the party.
Tom was a passionate family-oriented person who strived to always be supportive and available to his family. His boys meant the world to him.
Tom grew in his faith and closer to God in his final months. His trust in our Lord Jesus Christ was evident in his attitude towards his illness and the assurance in whom he believed was exemplary and a testament of his faith. Tom made his peace with God and anyone who he felt he may have consciously or unconsciously offended and asked to be forgiven.
May his soul rest in eternal and perfect peace.
Wake keeping and celebration of Life will be held at
The Martha Tubman United Methodist Church, Weaver Avenue, Paynesville on Friday, Feb 16th, 2024, at 6-9pm.
The Funeral Service will also be held at The Martha Tubman United Methodist Church, Weaver Avenue, Paynesville on Saturday, February 17th, 2024, at 9-11am
Interment: Saturday, February 17th, 2024, at12:00 noon 1pm in Barnersville, Kebah cemetery, Liberia.
For expression of sympathy, please contact:
George Flahn(cousin) London +447968020251 (WhatsApp)
T. Younkpao Zulu (brother) London +447932416666
Jehmu Zulu (sister) London + 447576352166
Musu Kawah (friend/sister) +44 7960 019626
Elvira Zulu (sister) Liberia +231555592393
Madixon Kreku (brother) Liberia +231 880842475
Amanda Doteh (neice) Liberia +231770414231