Late Media Guru Goes Home on March 5

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The late Christopher Onesimus Marke-Johnson commonly known as Christ Johnson who died at age 79 years will be laid to rest on 5th March, 2021 at the Waterloo Village Cemetery.

Mass will be held on Thursday 4th March, 2021 at 6pm at the Mary Immaculate Conception Church, Hartshorn Street, Waterloo. This will be followed with a civic ceremony on Friday 5th March at 10:30am to 12noon at the Western Area Rural District Council (WARDC) and funeral and requiem mass on 5th March at 1pm, at Mary Immaculate Conception Church.

There will be a laying out at his former residence, 29a Main Motor Road, Campbell Town, Waterloo from 9am to 10:30am.

Bus service to Waterloo on the day of the funeral is available. Take off time is 10am at the Annie Walsh School Junction, Eastern Police at a return fare of Le20,000.00.

All Covid–19 preventive measures will be strictly followed.

The late CHRISTO JOHNSON was a veteran journalist and a founding member of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalist (SLAJ) and founder Veteran Journalist Union (VEJU).

He is survived by children: Mr Fredrick Marke-Johnson, Christopher Marke-Johnson & Sedetay Marke-Johnson…

Adopted children include Kabba Mohamed Jalloh, Usman Conteh, Stella Scott and Ramata Turqy.

Sisters include Matilda O Johnson, Georgian Sedetay Pitt, and Helen Parslow all in the UK. Cousins Mrs. Millicent Fumie Cole. Madam Enid and Cecilia Thorpe, Mrs. Patricia Oseh Renner (UK). Nephews include Mr Fredrick Cole, Aquate Lambert (UK), Dick Johnson, Mr Tunde Johnson, Dr Prince Cummings, Leslie Pitt, Franklin Lambert (UK),Trevor Pitt(UK) and Darlington Marke-Johnson of Waterloo. Donald Scott, Clifford and Beresford, William Priddy (UK), Archibald, Akiola Cummings, Humphrey Cummings, George, Moses and Momoh Conteh of Moboima Songo Town.

Nieces Mrs Oseh Campbell, Mrs Mary Samuels, Mrs Lucian Harvey, Millicent Cummings, Melrose Harding and Mrs Madeline Marke-Johnson all in the UK, Mrs Princess Turay, Jenneh, Mildred Cummings, Mrs Adekule Kanja and Mrs Patricia Davies in the USA. Abigal Pratt and Irene Shodeke-Davies of Wellington, Makisa Mansaray and Mrs Omo Macauley…

Grandchildren include Vernon Marke-Johnson,Tamar Marke-Johnson(Nigeria), Christopher Likhanye Marke-Johnson and Olivette Saze Virtue Marke-Johnson both of United Kingdom & South Africa, Samuel Cole,Olayinka J Jalloh and Ruth K Jalloh. Great grandchildren: Madiella Olayinka Marke- Johnson, Georgiana and Saphie,Ismael and Daniel…

IN-LAWS: Mrs Linda Shezi-Johnson and Shezi Family (South Africa),Captain B Jarrett, Akibo-Betts Family, Fawehinmi Family(Nigeria), The Lady Smith Cole Family and Brownes of Bo, Rtd Major Euphemia Cole, Mrs Florella Cummings, Mrs Umu Johnson…

CLOSE FRIENDS: President (Rtd)  Brg Gen Dr Julius Maada Julius Bio, the VP Dr Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, Former President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, (Alhaji Chief Sam Sumana (Former V.P of the Republic of Sierra Leone), Dr. Victor Foe (Former V.P of the Republic of Sierra Leone), Dr Usman B Yanseneh, Mr Osho Coker, Mr Bill Wager,Mr. Mohamed Samoura, Jay Willie, Reginald Straser-King, Mrs Bernadette Cole, JJ Saffa Finance Minister, AG & Minister of Justice Anthony Brewa, Minister of Tourism & Cultural Affairs Dr Memunatu Pratt, Deputy Minister of internal Affairs Lahai Lawrence Leeman, Minister of Defence (Etd) Brig. Gen. Kelly H. Conteh, Former CDS of the RSLAF & the Present one (Rtd) Lt. Gen. Bureh  Sesay and Lt. Gen. Sullay Sesay, (Rtd Maj. Gen. MM Keita the Presidential Security Adviser to the President. The past & present IG Dr. Richard Miogbeh and Micheal Ambrose Sovula,  Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray former Minister of Mineral Resources, Balagu Koroma aka Logus, (Rtd Major) Rtd Major Alfred Palo Conteh, former Minister of Defense,Hon. Dr Bernadette Lahai, Mr Philip Koroma Director of Audit NRA, Zainab Dumbuya of Percival Street, Charles’ Mambu, Ibrahim Sannoh, Alhaji Saidu Kamara of Global Times, Joseph Mans, Pasco Temple, Kelvin Lewis, Winston Ojukutu Macauley, Chairman, Councillors and Staffs of the Western Area Rural District Council (WARDC),Samir Hassanyeh and the Lebanese Community, Ken Assad and the Indian Community, Macome Brown, Jorbie Williams, Inspector Ambrose Sovula, Zainab Fofanah, Oluremi Clarisa Morrison, Gloria Miller, Malomoh Randle, Alhaji Makasuba of Jui junction.

Neighbors and Residents of Campbell Town and Waterloo Community; Management and Staff of Radio Lion Mountain, Waterloo, Media One Center; SLBC, Africa Young Voices…

Other relatives include Lewis and Pratt Family of Wellington; Mrs Oseh Kallon; Macauley Family of Wellington; Speck, Dickson Leigh and McCormock of Allen Town.

The family deeply apologise for the omission of any name as you all are very important.