The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) in collaboration with the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) will jointly open Book of Condolence for fallen Liberian journalist, Numennie Williams.
A release from both institutions say the Book of Condolence will be opened on Wednesday, April 6, today, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the headquarters of the PUL on Clay Street in Monrovia.
Members of the deceased’s family, fellow journalists and several top sports personalities, including the Ministry of Youth & Sports, Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC), Liberia Football Association (LFA), Liberia Basketball Association (LBA), the Liberia Kickball Federation (LKF), the Liberia National
Handball Association (LNHA), Taekwondo Federation are expected to honor the fallen journalist’s memory.
Mr. Williams served the sports writing body in several positions, including two terms as SWAL President.
Williams died on Sunday, March 20 at 11:00 p.m. at the SOS Clinic in Congo Town.
Medical report said he died from ‘heart failure.’
Prior to his death, Mr. Williams suffered from kidney disease, but was treated in Ghana.
He also served as vice president of the Liberia Basketball Association’s first division team, Cestos Mogars as well as Communication Director first division outfit, LISCR FC.
“A very humble and dedicated servant, Numennie was willing to work at all times, even in difficult times,” a fellow journalist described the deceased.
“PUL and SWAL are saddened by the death of
Williams and call on all members to turn out for the signing of the book of condolence,” Daniel Nyakonah, Jr., PUL Acting Secretary General said.
Born on July 3, 1972 in Kokoyah, Bong County, Mr. Williams came to Monrovia 10 years later to seek education. He completed high school and graduated from the University of Liberia in 2009. He also received several local and international certificates.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Mrs. Joyceline Williams, sisters, brothers, and host of relatives. Meanwhile, the funeral rite has been set for Thursday, April 7 at the Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church Parish, on Capitol Hill, Monrovia.
Silent wake will be held at his sister’s residence in the Rehab Community.
On Friday, the late Mr. Williams will be taken from the Funeral Parlour at 8:00 a.m. to his home town in Kokoyah, Bong County for burial.