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Dr. James Christopher Gbanyon Natt

Dr. James Christopher Gbanyon Natt

The Natt family regretfully announces the death of Dr. James Christopher Gbanyon Natt. Dr. Natt dedicated most of his life to the education of children and young adults in the Republic of Liberia and in the USA. He served for many years as a teacher and principal at various schools in Monrovia, Liberia; Detroit; Ypsilanti; and Ann Arbor in the United States. He later served under presidential appointments as the Director of Scholarships and then the Director of Research and Publications at the Ministry of Education. Dr. Natt went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 5, 2012.

Photos of James with Friends and Family

He is survived by his loving wife, Elma Marietta Natt; his daughter, Tuoanyene Sims (Leon) [Detroit]; his son, John Nyema Natt (Lyla) [Connecticut]; sisters, Mercy Natt [Pennsylvania] and Elizabeth Gedi Garwo [New York]; his brothers, George Natt (JoAnna) [Liberia]; William V. S. (Shad) Tubman Jr. (Wokie) [Liberia]; William Appleton (Marianne) [Germany]; his mother-in-law, Elma L. Stewart [Detroit]; his sisters-in-law, Pastor Ruby L. Moon [Detroit]; Rev. Cressie L. Inge [New York]; Lecta M. Stewart [Detroit]; his brother-in-law Henry C. Stewart Jr. (Thelma) [Roseville, Michigan]; his four grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other dedicated and supportive family and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Swanson Funeral Home
314751 W McNichols Road
Detroit, Michgan 48235
Funeral Service
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. (Family Hour/Viewing)
11:00 a.m. (Worship Service)
Location: Metropolitan United Methodist Church
8000 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 875-7407

For family members, friends, and well-wishers traveling to Michigan who require hotel accommodations, the family has reserved a block of rooms at the Springhill Suites in Southfield, Michigan. Please inform the reservationist that you are part of the Natt bereavement group. Please contact Springhill suites directly for reservations and to get directions and rates.

Hotel Contact Information
Name: Springhill Suites
Location: 28555 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, Michgan 48034 USA
1 (248) 352-6100
Family Contact Information
Elizabeth Gedi Garwo Sister 1 (347) 248-5967
Kate Adams Cousin 1 (612) 747-1875
Tuoanyene Natt-Sims Daughter 1 (248) 910-4914
Elma M. Natt Wife 1 (248) 948-1694


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