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Ellen Bondo Johnson

Sunrise 11/14/1939 – Sunset 05/20/2022

I’m Free
Don’t grieve for me. For now I am free. I am following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call. I turn my back and left it all. I could not stay another day to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. If my passing has left a void, fill it with remembered joy; a friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss. Ah yes, these things, I too will miss……

The Johnson, Murray, Mator, and Bernard families announce the death of their beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and family Matriarch, Mrs Ellen Bondo Johnson. Her peaceful transition occurred on Friday, May 20, 2022 at the home of her daughter, Ellen Johnson in York, Pennsylvania, USA.

Ma Ellen, as she was affectionately called, was born in Wozi, Lofa County, Liberia. She was a Registered Nurse and Midwife, especially in complicated cases, evidenced by her many namesakes arising from such deliveries. She was a member of the Episcopal Church in Liberia and later She and her predeceased husband , Mr. John B.T. Johnson became members of the Episcopal Church of St John the Baptist, York, PA.

She leaves to mourn and celebrate her precious life, her children, Kolu Mator, Irene Kokolee, Comfort Bernard, Ellen Johnson, all of York, PA; sons Telewoda Murray, Forkpa Murray, Kwekwe Murray, and Galakpai Murray, all of York/Harrisburg, and Peter Johnson of Australia; eleven grand children, eleven great grand children; sons-in law Joseph Mator and Eric Bernard, both of York; Oliver Kokolee of Philadelphia and Eric Morlu of Liberia; daughters in-law Korpo Murray, Margaret Murray, Grace Murray, and Lilliane Murray of York/Harrisburg and nephew Patrick Sando of Liberia.

Funeral Service:

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Viewing: 9:00am – 10:00am Eastern Time (US )

Service: 10:00am

Episcopal Church of John the Baptist, 140 Beaver Street, York, PA

Mount Rose Cemetery
1502 Mount Rose Avenue, York, PA 17403


Episcopal Church of St John the Baptist –Fellowship Hall-140 Beaver Street, York, PA

Please contact the following for further information:
Kolu Mator---717-424-5149
Irene Kokolee----717-332-5058
Comfort Bernard ---717-676-8437
Telewoda Murray—717-254-7538
Ellen L Johnson----717-893-1117