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Obituary: Mamie Isata Sowa

11 February 2019 at 03:15 | 3320 views


Mamie Isata Sowa, RIP

The year is off to a sad start for the Sowa family of Pujehun District with the news that their iconic doyenne of community service, Mamie Isata Sowa, a teacher, and tireless advocate for women and girls, and for special education has passed away. She died peacefully on Sunday February 3, 2019.

She was born in the royal ruling family of Sowa Chiefdom with maternal roots to Barrie Chiefdom (Potoru) in Pujehun District. Mamie Isata Sowa was a loving mother and grandmother.

Photo with daughter Emilia and family

Mamie Isata Sowa commonly known as Miss Iso, was a friendly and caring face in the Sierra Leonean community. She worked as a school teacher in Sierra Leone at the Prince of Wales and schools in the USA.

Miss Iso was involved in the politics of her homeland Sierra Leone and ran successfully for positions in the Sierra Leone Peoples Party in North America (SLPPNA) and became the Women’s Leader.

Photo with HE

SLPP photo

You can contact family members:

Sierra Leone: Suabu Sowa (232) 78424159
Amara Sowa (232) 79022357,
Kalilu Totangi (232) 78353999 and Betty Jalloh (232) 76611305

United States: Emilia Smith 612 296 6968,
Abdul Magona 301 661 1140, and BG Sillah 240 706 5090

Canada – Paul Duwai-Sowa 289 253 8300

SLPP NA: Chairman Bah 832 885 5175,
Amadu Amara 469 831 1485,
Ishmael Taylor-Kamara 917 749 5358, and Jainny Tejan-Kella 484 479 4153

Pujehun District Descendants Association: Ben Minah 301-512-0670

Holy Rosary Pujehun Alumni: Florence Kanyako (232) 76607536 and Rose Cooper 443 314 0915

Tegloma: Sheku Sheriff 612 802 0399

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.