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Margaret Mona Tiplah Karpeh Koffa

Educator, Humanitarian and Liberian Stateswoman

December 31, 1932 - February 3, 2022

Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue is the law of kindness. “Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all.” Proverbs 31: 25-26,29

The Koffa and Karpeh families together with the Kor Jubwe Clan and the Sons and Daughters of Sasstown (SADOS), announce the peaceful homegoing of our beloved Daughter of Jekwipo, Sasstown, Devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grand Mother, Sister, Aunty, Cousin, Teacher and Friend in the early evening of February 3, 2022.
Margaret Mona Tiplah Karpeh Koffa is the daughter of former Buah District Commissioner, John Fannoh Karpeh and widow of Former Liberian Ambassador to Japan and Major General, Stephen Jaitoh Koffa, Sr. of the Armed Forces of Liberia(AFL), who predeceased her in February 2014.

She was a Teacher and Vice Principal in the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) for more than 20 years. She was also surrogate mother to many who passed through the MCSS especially at the Anna F. Whistnant Elementary School in the Barclay Training Center, for military children.
She will be deeply missed by her many “Sons” and “Daughters”, Friends and Family Members including her beloved cousin Ligouri N. Sebwe. Margaret Mona was preceded in death by Her Parents John Fannoh and Tiplah Karpeh, Her Husband Diplomat and Major General Stephen Jaitoh Koffa, Sr., Her sisters Agnes Tanneh Karpeh Broderick, Sarah Balleh Karpeh and Brother Thomas Nimene Karpeh. Her legacy lives on through her Children, Grand Children and Great Grand Child.
Her Children:
Sanadeh Eugenia Koffa, Stephen Jaitoh Koffa, Jr., Jonathan Fonati Koffa(Dama), Lawrence Dekonti Koffa(Ron), Juliana Sienynekon Koffa Dixon(Dave)
Her Grandchildren:
Mhabhushah Jamaal Koffa, Lawren Michelle Koffa, Marjan Mona Koffa, Nicholas Braxton Dennis, Jonda Janet Koffa, McCanzey Bade Koffa, Zybdyl Yekeson Koffa, Adrien Malachi Dixon, Jaiden Elisha Dixon
Her One and Only Great Grandchild:
Jaselle Nicole Ferguson

Services Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Margaret Mona Tiplah Karpeh Koffa
Church of the Resurrection Roman Catholic Church
3175 Paulskirk Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

Vigil / Wake Keeping Service
Friday, March 4, 2022
Time: 8:30p.m. PROMPT

Celebration of Margaret Mona’s Life and Legacy / Funeral
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Time: 10:00a.m. PROMPT

The Committal/Interment
All Souls Catholic Cemetery
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Time: Immediately following the Funeral Service
11401 Brink Road, Germantown, Maryland 20876

The Grand Hall | St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Time: 2:00p.m.
15100 New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650)
Silver Spring, Maryland 20905

Streaming Service for Wake:
Church of the Resurrection

Streaming Services for Funeral and Gravesite:
Church of the Resurrection

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Note Worthy:
All Tributes will be done at the Wake except for the following tributes which will be done at the Funeral: The Children, Grandchildren, “Special” Tributes.

To the extent that you can, please join us in honoring Margaret Mona’s wishes by wearing Sky Blue (her favorite color), White or Navy at the Funeral.

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Contact Information:
Sanadeh Eugenia Koffa – 919.602.2310
Stephen Jaitoh Koffa, Jr. – 301.526.8705
Jonathan Fonati Koffa – 011231777111119/443.942.1983
Lawrence Dekonti Koffa – 919.395.4778
Juliana Sienynekon Koffa Dixon – 703.973.1345