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Garmai Stella Lavala

The Lavala, Howard and Kortu families announce with great sadness the home-going of our beloved daughter, mother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin Garmai Stella Lavala. This sad event occurred on Monday, February 28, 2022, after a brief illness at the Wellstar North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia.

She is survived by son Gonkerwon Segren Zoe, her father Henry Q. Lavala Sr. (Barbara), her siblings Henry Jr. (Elizabeth), Rachel, Dak (Valerie), Herman, Jermone-Sumo (Ronel), Dedeh (Bassey), YoQuai (Adelaine), Nowu and Yasah

She was predeceased by her son, J. Wolobah Kponneh; mother, Lucy Howard Kortu; step-father, Alfred C. Kortu; and sister, Eppsie Renee Lavala

Dresscode: To honor Garmai, ladies please wear hat/fascinator (any color) if you can.

Funeral services as follows:

Wake Keeping: Friday, April 1, 2022, 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral
914 Scenic Hwy S, Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Funeral Rites: Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:00AM
International Christian Fellowship Ministries
461 School Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30354

Interment: Saturday, April 2, 2022
East shadowlawn Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum
87 Scenic Hwy S., Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Repast: Repast will follow immediately after interment

Live Streaming: 
Bill Corneh
Duxy Art Video
Go to Duxy Art Video facebook page to watch the wake and funeral services

Facebook Live

Contributions and Gifts:
Cashapp: $YasahLavala 
Zelle: 240-422-0210

Contact Persons: USA
Henry Lavala, Sr.: 470-646-8839
Rachel Patterson: 404-322-7937
Dakollie Lavala: 240-422-3544
Herman Lavala: 240-439-1743
Jerome Sumo Lavala: 267-474-2645
Dedeh Lavala-Bassey: 240-603-6745
Nowu Lavala: 301-523-2423
Yasah Lavala: 240-422-0210

Contact Persons: Liberia
Henry Lavala, Jr: 231886519544
YoQuai Lavala: 231886444434 / 4146901237

Hotel Information:
Sonesta Gwinett Place Atlanta
1775 pleasant hill road
Duluth, GA 30096

Hampton Inn & Suites Snellville
1905 Pharrs Road
Snellville, GA 30078
678 344 9090

Hilton Garden Inn- East/Stonecrest
7890 Mall Ring
Lithonia, GA 30038