A Liberian journalist, George Kennedy, on Tuesday November 29made his intentions known with regards to the lovely Abigail Antoinette Marshall when he finally got down to the business of officially asking for her hand in holy matrimony.
The traditional ceremony of the enamored couple was held at the home of the parents of the bride on Duport Road in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
After stating his intentions to make their daughter his wife, the groom-to-be presented traditional lappa suits to his in-laws in line with Liberian cultural practice.
Mr. Kennedy described his fiancée as a loving and caring mother who is a joy to him. He called on young adults to stick to their relationships and take the bold step of cementing the ties that bind those relationships by stepping into the realm of holy matrimony, adding “it is about time that we forge ahead doing the right things that generations after us will follow.”
During his brief speech, an elated Mr. Kennedy also thanked his fiancée’s family for raising her, and all the people who have made a contribution to them being together as a couple. He thanked the invited guests for making the occasion a great success.
The father of the bride Mr. Marshall, in his remarks, advised the couple to be careful how they respond to each other during heated moments at home and elsewhere.
Kennedy said he met Abigail many years ago when he was broke and a “nobody,” but acknowledged that she loved him and stuck with him.
The ambitious Kennedy pressed on and became a reporter at the Daily Observer newspaper covering the legislature. He ultimately became the Editor of the Observer business page before transitioning to the National Port Authority (NPA) where he became Chief of Staff to the Managing Director.
The former AME Zion University student leader is presently the Assistant Director of Corporate Services at the NPA.
The ceremony ended with refreshments and entertainment. Guests included Pastor Emmanuel S. Johnson of the Brown Memorial AME Zion Church on Buchanan Street, Siaffa P. F. Greene, Pastor of Faith Evangelical Ministries International on Warren Street, Mr. Matthias Yeanay, acting president, Liberia National Student Union (LINSU), Mr. Abraham Johnson, secretary, LINSU, Mr. Augustine Tamba, (Federation of Liberian Youth) and Mr. Kenneth Y. Best, Publisher of the Daily Observer newspaper, among others.
According to Kennedy, the wedding is slated for March 15, 2017.