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Serue Cecelia Witherspoon

The Witherspoon, Lavall, Johnson and Charles families’ regret to announce the passing of their Beloved mother, sister, daughter, niece, Cousin Mother Serue Cecelia Witherspoon.

This sad event occurred on Wednesday March 23, 2022 at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Teta as she affectionately called was predeceased by her husband Mr. Benjamin E. Witherspoon Jr., her mother Della Johnson-Lavall, Sister Maima Lavall, Brother Joseph Banjour Lavall Jr., Daughter Rosaline Charles, son Napoleon “Old Pa” Charles, grandson Omega T. Sannoh and other siblings and close relatives. She leaves to mourn, her father Joseph Lavall Sr., her children, Johnnie-dee Charles, M’amselle Witherspoon, Della Charles, Bendu Charles, Joyce Anderson, Aisha Bencee Witherspoon, Benjamin Witherspoon, and Dorris Kemokai, 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, 6 brothers and a host of other relatives and friends.

Serue also leaves to morn her Beloved Ophelia Hoff Saytumah School Family on VOA road in Monrovia, Liberia.

Service information:
Wake Keeping:

Friday, April 15, 2022 – 8:00PM – 12AM
Victory Harvest Fellowship International
2536 S 59th street
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Funeral Service:
Saturday April 16, 2022
Viewing: 9AM – 10AM
Funeral Service 10AM – 1PM
Victory Harvest Fellowship International
2536 S 59th street
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Mount Zion United Methodist Church
915 Main Street Darby, PA 19023

Monday, April 18, 2022
Mount Comfort Cemetery
6600 South Kings Hwy,
Alexandra, VA 22306

Aisha Bencee Witherspoon – 215 667 1214
Benjamin Edwin Witherspoon – 215 876 5892
Johnnie-Dee Charles - 011 231886 520 527
Bendu Choko Charles – 011 231886 854 202
Joyce Maxcee Anderson – 011 2317 794 9819

Sorrowfully Submitted, The Family.