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Mom Rebecca Fireman

“...Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” -Job 1:21 (KJV)

The Fireman, Brown, Zeze, Ricks, Johnson and Newman families announce with profound sorrow, the homegoing of their beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, cousin and friend, Mom Rebecca Fireman. Her peaceful transition occurred on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Steere House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island, USA surrounded by her family.
Mom Rebecca Fireman, affectionately called “Becky” was preceded in death by her children’s father, her parents John and Gartay Fireman, daughter, Mrs. Malley Johnson Reeves and son, Mr. Emmanuel Newman.

She leaves to mourn and celebrate her precious life, her children, Hawah Brown, Ellen Fatu Brown (Adolphus), Morris Boikai (Selena), Dorothy Johnson-Akoiwala (Corvah), Alvin M Johnson (Angie), Charles Y Johnson II (Nathalyn), Albert K Johnson, Kolu Johnson, Joan Newman-Coleman (Samford), Joanna Newman-Jackley (David) and Reuban Newman; sisters Mrs. Annie Gbelee (John, Sr.), Susanna Fireman, brothers, George Fireman, Morris Fireman, Emmanuel Nimely, and Wolo Page; Emmanuel Jallah (Nephew). 51 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends in Africa, Europe, and the USA.

The remain of Ms. Rebecca Fireman has since been deposited at the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Higginson Ave., Lincoln, Rhode Island

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

• Friday, April 22, 2022: Wake Keeping: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
445 Elmwood Ave., Providence, Rhode Island

• Saturday, April 23, 2022: Funeral Service: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
445 Elmwood Ave., Providence, Rhode Island

• Saturday, April 23, 2022: Interment: 12:30 pm
Swan Point Cemetery,
585 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, Rhode Island

• Saturday, April 23, 2022: Repast


Information Contact:

Dorothy Johnson-Akoiwala (daughter) : 401-474-4538
Ellen Fatu Brown (daughter) : 401-433-8741
Kolu Johnson (daughter) : 339-206-4081
Morris Boikai (son) : 609-227-9841
Alvin M Johnson (Son) : 763-443-0349
Charles Y Johnson I (Son) : 832-622-3686
Albert K Johnson (Son) : 401-419-7577
Joan Newman-Coleman (daughter) : 401-631-1354
Joanna Newman-Jackley (daughter) : 401-263-8171
Reuban Newman (son) : 508-212-6786
Corvah D. Akoiwala (son-in law) : 401-447-8018
Emmanuel Jallah (Nephew) : 267-973-1274

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18