Representatives of St. Joseph’s Warriors FC yesterday identified with the family of former Lone Star and Warriors’ player Varney Green, who died on September 4 after a protracted illness.
He was 53.
Making a presentation of cash yesterday to Mrs. Green at the last family gathering of the family at the J. B. Dennis residence in Paynesville, Elizabeth S. B. Pelham, leading a three-team delegation, said St. Joseph’s Warriors FC may not be active in the current league, but they have not forgotten about those who played for the team and are in distress.
“We have been making contacts with our members in the Diaspora and we have decided to identify with you,” she told the family and others, including his widow, Kukor J. Green.
She said among other contributions from the Warriors Family will be the provision of a casket, a bus and the clothes that would be worn by the deceased.
She promised that a large bush will be available on Saturday, Sept. 29, the day of the funeral.
Other members of the Warriors delegation were Jonathan Armah Baxter and Jerry K. Weagba (Rev.).
The funeral will be held at the First Baptist Church at the Oldest Congo Town on Saturday, September 29, and burial will take place at the Duazon cemetery.
Sympathizers of the Warriors family and others who made financial contributions include the following:
Mayango Jallah, Darlington T. Galtogbah, Darlington Boye, Romeo Cooper, Petor Kromah, George Harris, Simon Mattar, and Edwin B. Walleh.
Others are Garrison Tieh, Jefferson O. Doe, Alex Johnson, Ansu Sirleaf, James M. Jallah, Maureen Pelham, George Telewoda, Solomon Joe, Abu Kamara, and Aljerome Wolo.
The rest are Emmanuel Kofi Davies, Karomoh Kabah, Armadu Sarnor, Musa Kaba and William Weah.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Green, the widow, has expressed appreciation to the Warriors Family for identifying with the family in her most difficult time.
Green leaves to mourn two daughters, 18 and 9, a host of families both in Liberia and abroad.
Pelham meanwhile told the Daily Observer that the Warriors Family is taking interest in former players who are facing difficulties and are sick. They mentioned “Experience” Sayon Davies who suffered a stroke and has been bedridden at his residence in New Kru Town.
She also said there are several women of the association who have recently lost loved ones that deserve to be identified by the association.
“We are beginning to use our organization to work along with our members and support them in the best way we can,” she said. She admitted that Sayon Davies’ situation is dire, since there are reports that there has been little family support.