A timeline of ceremonies leading to the home-going of Mother Mary Brownell has been released by the family.
Mother Mary Nema Brownell, a Liberian stateswoman, died in her 88th year on Tuesday March 14, 2017 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center.
According to the calendar of events, a Women’s Day of reflection on the life of Mother Brownell will be held on April 6 at noon at the home of the deceased on 50 Ashmun Street in Monrovia.
Her remains will be removed from the St. Moses Funeral Home on April 7 at 2 p.m. and taken to her home church, St. Thomas Episcopal, on Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia, for a night of wake-keeping. The funeral service will commence Saturday, April 8, at 8:30 a.m. at the Trinity Cathedral on Broad Street, along with the last viewing of the remains.
Mother Brownell will be interred the same day, immediately following the funeral service, at the Brownell’s Farm in Cinta, Margibi County and repast will be served at the Moutaka Conventional Gardens, along Marshall Road.
A thanksgiving service will take place at 10 A.M. on Sunday April 9 at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road while a traditional funeral celebration comprising a Grebo dance by the Grebo Band is expected to take place on April 15 from 12 noon till midnight at the home of the deceased.
According to protocol, all tributes, except for the Government of Liberia, the family and church, will be given during the night of wake-keeping. As a celebration of the life of Mother Brownell, the family has designated white as the attire for the funeral.
Chief mourners include the Government of Liberia; the Episcopal Church of Liberia, particularly the St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road where she worshipped; Order of the Eastern Star, ADAH Chapter; University of Liberia Alumni Association; Liberia Women Initiative; MARWOP-Net; WODAL; AGLOW; the Alpha Kappa Alpha; Liberia Women Political Forum; the Universal Peace Federation; Boatswain Junior/Sr. High School; the Monrovia Consolidated School System; the National Elections Commission; and Bong Education Center Alumni Association.
The calendar of events was released by the Brownells, the Wallaces, the Freemans/Fahnbullehs, the Edyangs, among many others.