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Mrs. Elfreda Yerpu Cooper Sackey

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. (John 14:1-4 the KJV)

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the Sackey, Cooper families announce the passing of our beautiful and beloved matriarch Mrs. Elfreda Yerpu Cooper Sackey (affectional known as “Mama”, “Sweet Mother”). The sad event occurred Thursday morning, Jan 13th at her residence in Lakewood, N.J.

Sweet Mother, you gave so much to this world and those you touched, but now your legacy must go on without you here. Every transition comes with a new beginning; therefore, we will carry your legacy with the same strength, commitment, selflessness, and devotion you displayed during your journey with us.

Mrs. Elfreda Sackey is predeceased by her father Mr. Daniel B. Cooper; loving husband Mr. Philip J. Sackey Sr; son Mr. Philip J. Sackey Jr; and daughter Ms. Pricilla P. Sackey.

Mama leaves to mourn her loss her devoted children: Ms. Winona L. Sackey, Ms. Philana A. Sackey, Ms. Doris E. Sackey, Mr. Julian L. Sackey (Angie), Ms. Precious M. Sackey and Ms. Julia M. Sackey and Ms. Tania T. Sackey. Also 20 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and an extensive list of other family members and friends too numerous to mention at this time.

Service arrangements are:
Saturday, Jan 29, 2021
Viewing (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) | Service (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Church of Christ
46 Strickland Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728

Ocean County Memorial Park
1722 Silverton Rd Toms River, NJ 08753

Please note, as a precautionary measure in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and Omicron variant, the family have decided to have a small, intimate service. We truly understand our beloved mother was instrumental in the lives of so many, but we believe she would not want to risk the health and safety of you and your families. Be advised, for those attending strict Covid protocol will be observed.

The service will be live streamed via the follow media:

Church link:

Please visit the following site to give tributes, share memories, photos and videos of your special time with our beloved mother.

Ms. Winona Sackey – (732) 685-6158
Ms. Philana Sackey – (732) 791-8411
Ms. Doris Sackey – (732) 642-2615
Mr. Julian Sackey – (732) 921-1259