Mrs. Blyden Goes Home to Rest Today


The Western Area Rural District Council, Edward Babatunde Blyden and S.A.J. Pratt Families will today 7th July take home their beloved wife, mother, grandma, aunty, sister and daughter Mrs. Sylvia Editha Jolliminah Blyden.

The late Mrs. Blyden was former Senior Permanent Secretary and former Development Secretary of the Republic of Sierra Leone, a most distinguished and illustrious daughter of the soil from Gloucester, Mountain Rural Area, Republic of Sierra Leone.

She departed this world on June 22nd 2021 at age 76 years. She was given a fullest Honours Civic Funeral yesterday 7th July 2021 and will be finally bided farewell today after a funeral rite at the St Andrew’s Parish Church, Gloucester village before interment at the Ascension Town Cemetery.

Meanwhile, a Book of Condolence is currently open at 8 Cockle Bay Lane, Ndoeka Drive, Off Aberdeen Ferry Road, Freetown and sympathisers may also phone 077-772001 or 078-793348 or 030-999000.

Mrs. Sylvia Editha Jolliminah Blyden served the government and people of Sierra Leone in various capacities including Teacher, Civil Servant rising to the Administrative rank of Senior Permanent Secretary and became the Development Secretary of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

She was also a volunteer Social Worker in especially the Sierra Leone United Nations Association as its Secretary General. The late woman was also of service to Britain who utilised her skills as dual citizen of Britain and Sierra Leone.