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Honorable Ruel Francis Dempster

Sunrise: September 1, 1950

Sunset: April 12, 2022 

John 14:1 “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.”

2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 

It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts, the Dempster, Caulker, Herring, Hoggard, Knight and Menjor families - announce the heavenly and peaceful transition into glory of their beloved: husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend; his eminent, the  

Honorable Ruel Francis Dempster, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at the Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA., with his committed and devoted wife of 43 years by his side. 

Sir Ruel Francis, as affectionately called, christian life and discipline shaped his formative years, with infinite values well into his refined adult life; with grace, great love and dedication throughout his last days; with unshakable faith and devotion to God; thus, he received his grace for eternity. This God-fearing family man was a loving and caring husband, a great and respectable son to his mother, madam Eva Mae Caulker, her “only button on Joe’s coat;” as said in our Liberian parlance. 

He also leaves to mourn his mother, Eva Mae Caulker, his cherished wife, Mrs. Matilda Menjor - Dempster; and four beautiful children: Ruelda (Andre), Sia-Musu (Jentry), Ruel Francis Jr., and Tombekai Feweh (Shena), (Sahr Tombekai-predeceased). Six grandchildren: Kaira, Jaden, Alphonzo, Xalayzia, Jared, Jason. His brothers, sisters, uncles, cousins and a host of relatives and friends in Liberia and the Diaspora. 

Honorable Ruel Francis Dempster, was a true Patriot and a charter member of the Patriots for Liberia’s Transformation, a “Think Tank” in the Diaspora helping with Liberia’s policies and transformation. A highly spirited public servant with an enviable record, and a penchant of doing right by others. He was a committed and devoted member of the “Ever Creative Word Ministries (ECWM) in Silver Spring Md. USA. 

Celebration of Life:

Wake: Friday, May 13, 2022 @ 6:00pm Glenmont United Methodist Church 12901 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20906

Funeral Service: Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 9:00 am Glenmont United Methodist Church. Same address.

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Meeting ID: 852 8792 5433

Internment follows: Gates of Heaven Cemetery 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20906


Matilda Menjor Dempster (240) 615 - 0331

Sia Dempster Willie  (240) 481 - 7552

Tombekai F. Dempster  (301) 851 - 1018

Finda Menjor Kromah (302) 252 - 5631

Williametta Woods (703) 915 - 0020

James Hoggard (202) 498 - 5107

Prince S. Menjor 011-231-881313213

Sartah Dempster 011-231-777156787

Madea Herring Mensah 011-231-886252220

Gayah Fahnbulleh (240) 887 2471


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