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Pastor David Z. Whea, Sr.

Pastor David Whea, Sr.

It is with deepest regrets and profound sadness that the Whea family announces the sudden passing of our dearest and beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, the patriarch of our family, Pastor David Z. Whea, Sr. Sunrise: January 21,1941 and sunset, August 7, 2014 at his home in Queens, New York.

He is survived by his beloved wife for over 45 years, Comfort Whea, his brother Vah Whea. children, Christian Whea (Kormassah), Lois Whea Grant(Edrick), David Whea Jr. (Namnso), Noelyn Whea (Lardner), Quita Whea Roberts (Kolubah), Emmanuel Whea (Helena) and Aletee Whea Breier (Fred). 18 Grandchildren, Loid , Christian Jr., Evans, Sandra, Anna, Gradiah, Jason, Aaron, Edmund, A'Miatta, Anthony, Makoyah, Emmett, Blama, Tobias, Lucas , Lelah. 2 Great-grandchildren Amari Musu Whea, Aaliyah Whea.

He also leaves to morn his loss, a nephew he raised as a son, Phillip(Doris) and a host of relatives, church members and friends in Liberia, West Africa. David was predecessor by his parents, Pieso and Wheru Whea, two sisters, Leapa Whea and Teayoway Whea. brother, Alfred G. Whea.

Pastor Whea was a pioneer who contributed immensely to early Adventism in Liberia since 1970. A strong pillar who served the Seventh Day Adventist Church and mission for over 50 years. He was gallant, a social and community advocate, an educator who served on academic boards and Chairman for many organizations. He received numerous awards and recognitions. David was a Proud native of Grand Bassa County, Liberia.

Our patriarch's celebration of life will be held:

Wake Keeping:
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Manor Road Seventh Day Adventist Church
641 Manor Road
Staten Island, New York, 10314
Life Celebration Service:
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Christian Pentecost Church
900-910 Richmond Road
Staten Island, New York, 10304
Location: Fredrick Douglass Memorial Park
3201 Amboy Rd
Staten Island, NY, 10306
Location: Central Family Life Center
59 Wright Street
Staten Island, New, York 10304
Please contact the following persons for more information:
Christian Whea
Noelyn Whea
Aletee Whea Breier
David Whea jr.
Kolubah Roberts
Lois Whea Grant
Phillip Whea
Quita Whea Roberts
Emmanuel G. Whea
Edrick Grant
Hotel Accommodations information:
Hampton Inn and Suites
1120 South Ave., Staten Island, New York
Tel. #: 718-447-2400
Comfort Inn
310 Wild Ave., Staten Island, New York
Tel. #: 718-370-8555
535 Gannon Ave. N, Staten Island , New York
Tel. #: 1-800-922-5548
Holiday Inn Express
300 Wild Ave, Staten Island, New York
Tel. #: 1-800-315-2621
Hilton Garden Inn
1100 South Ave, Staten Island, New York
Tel. #: 718- 447-2400
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