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Former Sen. Doe Sheriff lays in state

The body of the late Senator Geraldine Doe Sheriff
The body of the late Senator Geraldine Doe Sheriff

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The body of fallen Montserrado County Senator, Geraldine Doe Sheriff, is today being removed from the Samuel Striker Funeral Parlour and taken to the Capitol Building to lie in State for several hours.

The late Senator’s body will   later be returned to the funeral home.

Wake keeping over her remains will take place on Friday, March 15, at the Paynesville City Hall.

On the same day, the remains of Geraldine Doe Sheriff will be conveyed to the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Broad Street for an hour of wake keeping.

Funeral rites will be performed at the same venue followed by interment at the Cassell Memorial Long Cemetery in Brewerville on Saturday, March 16.

Meanwhile, President George Manneh Weah has declared a period of mourning and ordered that the National Flag be flown half-mast at all public buildings on Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, respectively.
The President of the Republic, Dr. George Manneh Weah, on Wednesday, March 12, 2019 signed the “Book of Condolence” for the late Geraldine Doe-Sheriff whom he described a true patriot and a pillar of Liberia’s contemporary women movement.

The President signed the condolence book at the Capitol Building in Monrovia, visibly filled with sorrow over the passing of Senator Doe-Sheriff with whom he had a longstanding political affiliation.

“The passing of Senator Doe-Sheriff is a big blow not only to her family and the Senate, but also to women in leadership and particularly young girls aspiring to be great leaders of tomorrow for whom she was a role model,” the President noted in a statement issued on February 10, 2019.

He said Senator Doe-Sheriff was a great inspiration to many women who felt that there was no hope for them in a male dominated society.

President Weah recalled that Geraldine or “Lady Zico” as she was called by football fans, helped to champion the cause for women empowerment and motivated many women to step up into leadership roles.

The fallen Senator is expected to be buried on Saturday, March 16, 2019.


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