Mother Emily Gibson Parson’s Funeral Today

first_imgThe funeral of Mother Emily Louise Gibson Parsons, a prominent Liberian nurse of yesteryear, is scheduled to take place today at the St. Peter Episcopal Church, Caldwell.According to her granddaughter, Counselor Althea E. Sherman, the body will be removed from the Samuel Stryker Funeral Home at 8 o’clock this morning and taken to St. Peter in Caldwell, where wake keeping will start at 10 o’clock a.m. The funeral service will start at 11 o’clock a.m. Mother Gibson-Parsons died on December 4 at the Caldwell home of her daughter, Caldwell Commissioner Rev. Alexine Mendscole Howard.The nonagenarian was in her 99th year.A graduate of the Julia C. Emery Hall, Bromley Mission, Mother Parsons later obtained nursing training and became one of Liberia’s renowned nurses from Caldwell. She was one of the first nurses at the Liberian Government Hospital on Ashmun Street, Snapper Hill, Monrovia, serving under Dr. Dingwall. Mother Parsons later joined the Liberian Mining Company (LMC), working in the pharmacy and later became head of the dispensary unit. She thereafter returned to the Liberian Government Hospital and worked at the Maternity Center. She opened and headed the first clinic in the Township of Caldwell and ran it for 25 consecutive years but left because of the Liberian civil war.Mrs. Parsons was born in Caldwell, Montserrado County on June 7, 1918 to the union of Senator John Clement Alexander Gibson, Sr. and Mrs. Eliza Prichard Wilson, also of Caldwell. Emily received her early education at the Saint Peter’s Episcopal School in the Township of Caldwell and graduated from the Julia C. Emery Hall, Bromley Mission in Clay Ashland, Montserrado County. She was baptized at an early age and became a member of St. Peter’s where she was awarded several certificates for hard work. She was a member of Queen Esther Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. During the 165th Independence Day Celebration of Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as Grand Master of the Order of Distinctions of the Republic, conferred upon Mother Parsons the Grand Band, Order of the Star of Africa-Nonagenarian.Mother Parsons’ survivors include her children, Commissioner and Pastor, Alexine Marina Mends-Cole Howard; Mr. Benoni A. Parsons (Fatima); Ms. Emily Karen Parsons; Mrs. Florence Neufville (Christian); Ms. Minty Mends-Cole; grand children Mrs. Althea Emily Eastman Sherman; Bernadine Lavern Eastman; Mrs. Freda Alexzene Eastman; Mrs. Debra Jane Eastman Oladosu (Vance); Daphane Edwina Eastman; Candace Blachamka Eastman; Benedict Arma Parsons (Precious); Benoni A. Parsons, Jr. (Tina); Bennett Ahmed Parsons; Rachel Bentima Parsons; Mrs. Legendre Parsons Carter (Christina); Julius Tonia Coleman; Velma King and Shirley.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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KATHLEEN GETS HER HANDS ON CHEQUE FOR €2.6M!

first_imgSUPERGRAN Kathleen McLaughlin went to Dublin today to collect her lotto cheque for a cool €2.6M – and then revealed the money would be split amongst a family syndicate!The 77-year-old mum of eight – and granny to 28 – is pictured holding the real thing and then joked: “It’s a bit bigger than a bingo win, isn’t it?”The Redcastle woman said her biggest win on anything up until now was £600 on the bingo in Derry. She told us: “I’m over the moon. It really hasn’t sunk in yet even after seeing that cheque. It’s a lot of mone“But I have a big family and I’m looking forward to looking after them.”She revealed that she called her daughter Eileen on Saturday night to double check her numbers.“I just didn’t believe it at first so I rang Eileen and she confirmed the numbers and came right over to the house,” said Kathleen. “I’m off to Dublin now to collect the cheque. It is fantastic. But I’m looking forward to coming home again.”Kathleen’s lotto win didn’t stop her heading to bingo at the weekend.“I enjoy the craic,” she laughed.A total of eight members of the McLaughlin family from Carrickmaquigley, Redcastle, Co. Donegal, made the long journey from Moville to Dublin this morning to collect their win. Because of the length of the journey, Kathleen’s husband, Robert, stayed in Donegal.As well as herself and her husband, Kathleen’s four daughters and three sons are members of the family’s Lotto syndicate and they take it in turns to purchase their Lotto ticket. Last Friday, it was Kathleen’s turn and she purchased the €4 Quickpick ticket which resulted in the jackpot heading to Donegal for Christmas 2011. The lucky ticket was sold in Farren’s Ice Cream Company Ltd.,7 Main Street, Moville, Co. Donegal. The lucky agent is Denis Foynes and it is the first time that his store has sold a Lotto jackpot winning ticket.€2,642,046 will now be shared NINE ways – given each family member €293,560,667 EACH!KATHLEEN GETS HER HANDS ON CHEQUE FOR €2.6M! was last modified: December 5th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:kathleen mclaughlinlotto winnerlast_img read more

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WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL PRIEST CELEBRATES HIS BIG 5-0 – IN PICTURES!

first_imgWell-known Letterkenny priest Fr Eamonn Kelly celebrated his 50th birthday in style last night.The much loved cleric started the night with a beautiful mass at St.Eunan’s Cathedral. The night then moved to the Mount Errigal Hotel for a concert and a dance which saw hundreds of people turned up to wish FrKelly congratulations.Many thanks to Tony Duffy for the pictures.WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL PRIEST CELEBRATES HIS BIG 5-0 – IN PICTURES! was last modified: September 13th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:50th birthdayFr Eamonn KellyletterkennySt Eunanslast_img read more

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