Chief Justice Korkpor's mother laid to rest
Ma Suah, 91, was buried in her home town, Zao in Nimba County
Ma Suah, 91, was buried in her home town, Zao in Nimba County

Mother Kou SuahKorkpor, mother of Chief Justice Francis Korkpor, has been laid to rest in Zao, Nimba County. She was buried on Saturday. She was 91.

Affectionately known as Ma Suah, she was one of the first women in Nimba County who was trained in the area of traditional midwifery. This led to her active role in the safe delivery of thousands of children in the nearby towns and villages.

Her home going was attended by several government officials including her son, His Honor Chief Justice Korkpor, Senate President Pro-Tempore Gbehzongar Findley, Associate Justice KabinahJan’neh, members of the Nimba County Legislative Caucus, Mr. Harrison Karnwea and a host of other current and former government officials and elders of the county, lawyers and politicians to include Cllr. Varney Sherman and Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine.

Ma Kou Suah was well known for her traditional midwifery and exceptional wisdom that impacted the governing of Nimba County.

The late mother Korkpor was born on January 18, 1923, unto the blessed union of Mr. and MrsGoyo Myers in Yeela Town, Bong County, Republic of Liberia.
She was baptized a Methodist at an early age and became a devout member of the United Methodist Church.
The late Ma Kou SuahKorkpor leaves to mourn her loss, her children: His Honor Francis S. Korkpor Sr. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia, Mrs. Kou Gondoun, Paye, Tei, Melvin, Belleh, Tutu and her surviving brother Mr. Albert Myers of the USA. 

Also surviving her are step children, several great grand and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephew, cousins and many other relatives and friends in Liberia and the Diaspora.

She died on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the hour of two a.m. at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Ganta City, Nimba County after a protracted illness.
In his acknowledgment, Chief Justice Korkpor thanked all sympathizers, including the Government of Liberia and Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as well as government officials who made their way from Monrovia to the village for the funeral service and the burial.

He said, he had not expected the ceremony to be as big as it was due to the current Ebola crisis Liberia faces.  He, therefore, expressed heartfelt thanks to all for their concern and expressions of sympathy at the home going of their late Mother, Kou SuahKorkpor.

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