Mammuh Jalay Tarpeh

Mammuh Jalay Tarpeh birthdate was July 15, 1946. He was born in Monrovia, Liberia. His father name was Jalay Tarpeh and his mother name was Chelortourlee Tarpeh. He became a Jehovah Witness in Africa in 1973. In 1978 he came to U.S.A. on a student visa. He met my mom at a circuit assembly in London, Ohio. Our parents were married in 8/18/1979. They were giving away by our Uncle Marvin. Our dad studied to become an electrician he took 1 year of college at a technical school. In 1984 my dad brought his son and nephew from Liberia. At one point our dad had 3 jobs to take care of us. He was a great father, a loving husband and a hard worker. He always loved helping people any way he could. A gift he had was talking to people; if you ever met him you would never forget him. He could spark a conversation with anyone and be able to relate to them. He always kept an open mind to new things. Our fondest memory of our father was, when he played African music and we would all dance around. Father always wanted to bring his family from Africa. He accomplished that goal in 1999 by first bringing his brother Sammy Jalay Tarpeh to the country. Also in 1994 a happy time in our father’s life he became of U.S. Citizen. He finally felt he belonged. Five years from then in 1999 he was able to bring the rest of my uncle’s family. Dad always told us to look representable and recommendable. M.J. was always willing to help people. Dad spoke sapo that was his native tongue. We learned a great deal from our father. He was very good at fixing cars and repairing things around the house. He knew a lot of home remedies. One was for ache and pains. If you have stiffness use sugar and water. That takes the tension away. He touched many lives. Everyone who met him kept a special place for him in their heart. We will think of all the good times that we had. There were many fond memories that we will cherish throughout are lives. He will always be with us and never forgotten. We love you dad from your wife and family. Survived by wife Dorothy Tarpeh; children, Oreyna Tarpeh, Mammuh Jaryee Tarpeh, Chelortourlee Tarpeh, Rayoun Jalay Tarpeh, Bonita Renee Tarpeh, brother Sammy Jalay Tarpeh, multiple siblings, nieces, nephews and grandkids.

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  1. Joyce Anderson(FCBDD) :

    Dorothy, you are truly in my prayers. Your family as well. Losing a loved one can sometimes be eased by keeping good memories alive and asking God for strength in this time of sorrow. So sorry for your loss.
    Joyce (bus 124)

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