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Phillip Cummings aka “Mesmero “

“Jesus said unto her, I am the Resurrection and the Life; whoever believes in will live, even though he dies. John 11:25

It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that the Cummings, Bedell, Yah-Hodge, Sajery, Samuels, Gardner, Bowman, Kumeh families announce the home going of our beloved husband, father, brother, Uncle, Friends,  the Liberian Electricity  Corporation (LEC) and Mighty Barrolle Soccer Club , Phillip Cummings aka “Mesmero “.

This sad event occurred on Monday April 4, 2022 in Frederick Maryland. He was predeceased by both of his parents, Nimley Cummings and Anna Blio Bedell. He is survived by his loving wife-Ruby Cummings; children- Emmanuel N Cummings,  Melissa Williams, Shanara Cummings and Kiya Cummings. Two brothers- Charles Vogar John Vogar; sisters-Emma Yah Hodge, Eugenia Sajery; Cousins- Daniel T Samuels, Sonia Gardner, Gabriel Bowman; Niece- Philiminah Kumeh; 15 grandchildren and a host of many other relatives and friends in Liberia and the United States of America. 

Funeral Arrangements 

Viewing of the body will be held on:

Friday April 15, 2022.
Stauffer  Funeral Home 
1621 Opossumtown Pike 
Frederick, MD 21702

Viewing of the body.  For Immediate Families: 9:00am-10:00am

For Friends and Sympathizers : 10:00am-11:00am


Ballenger Creek
Community Building 
5420 Ballenger Creek Pike 
Frederick, MD 21703
Time: 2pm-8pm


Ruby Cummings- 301-473-6146(wife)
Kiya Cummings-240-840-0052-(daughter)
Nara Cummings-315-383-1172

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic Protocol including masking and social distancing will be enforced. 

In lieu of flowers and financial contributions to Phillip’s funeral arrangements, it can be sent to Ruby Cummings. ( 301)-473-6146

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