The late Mamie Isata Sowa, commonly known as Miss Iso, former Women’s Leader Sierra Leone Peoples Party in the United States of America (SLPPNA), former Teacher of the Prince of Wales School and other Public Schools in Philadelphia and Minnesota, USA passed away in Freetown on Sunday, February 3, 2019.
Mamie Isata Sowa was the daughter of the late Paramount Chief Alhaji Sidie Brima Sowa & Mrs. Marie Gina Sowa of Bandajuma, Sowa Chiefdom, Pujehun District.
Mamie Isata Sowa is survived by her daughter, Emilia Smith (nee Davies-Venn), son-in-law William Bouku Smith, and her brother, Suaibu Sowa, Chairman Pujehun District Council. Cherished grandmother of Denise Smith and Willo Smith. Predeceased by her brothers, Saidu Sowa and Ishmael Sowa.
Mamie Isata Sowa’s immediate family members include P. C. Lahai A. K. Sowa, Hannah Sowa, Lahai Abdullai Kemoh Dudu Sowa, Kadie Jah Sowa, Munyatu Sowa, Hassan Bie Sowa, Haja Mamawah Levey Sowa, Hannafi Sowa, Umaru Kemoh Sowa, Hassan Wulo Sowa, Isata Tonia Sowa, Sidie Amadu Sowa, Emurana Kemoh Sowa, Ibrahim Kemoh Sowa, Hamidu Sowa, Aruna Kemoh Sowa, Vandi Binaban Sowa, Sheku Ngombahun Sowa, Hajariatu Sowa, Kemoh Makkah Sowa, Kemoh D. O. Sowa, Yeiwah Jassie Sowa, Elizabeth Jitta Sowa, Baby Marie Sowa, Kemoh Manju Sowa, Nafisatu Stella Wongo Sowa, Memunatu Sowa, Kadiatu Sowa, Kemoh Tinkonko Sowa, Hafzatu Sowa, Safie Rosaline Sowa, Zainab Sowa, Massah Jumama Sowa, Meikailu Kemoh Sowa.
Mamie Isata Sowa is predeceased by her aunts, Isata Magona (nee Konneh), Fatmata Sao Kanneh (nee Konneh), Isata Kamara, Mariatu Kamara
Mamie Isata Sowa’s cousins include Abdul Magona (USA), Florence Jenkins, Hawa Magona, Lawrence Momodu Magona, Duraman Magona, Augustine Navo, Esther Totangi, Kalilu Totangi, Harouna Totangi, Mustapha Baiboh Kanneh, Fatmata Bondei Fambulleh (nee Kanneh), Amara Sowa, Lahai Sowa, Mary Sowa, Saidu Sowa; and many nephews and nieces.
Mamie Isata Sowa’s close relatives include the Sowa family of Bandajuma, Ngobahun, Geoma Jargor, and Komende; Davies-Venn family of Freetown, Kanneh, Konneh, Kamara, Magona, Totangi, Navo, Koroma, Sheriff, Kallon, Lukulay, Sannoh, Tunis, and Janneh families of Potoru, Daboh family of Wonde Chiefdom, Jah, Kpaka, Magao, Swarray, Tunis, Fallay, Janneh, Duwai, Tapema, Boima, Feika, Lamina, Sandi, Conteh, Kaikai, Sillah, Turay, Momoh, Lamin, Rogers, Samba, Yankuba, Lumeh, Kuyateh, Fambulleh , Tamu, Kemokai, Ngele, Korgie, Wai, Pabai, Zoker, Zorokong, Massaquoi, Kanyako, Sesay, Nuni, Gassama, Mando, Caulker, Fortune, Allen, Jalloh, Barrie, Bah, French, Sengeh, Kebbie, Gbonda, Tucker, Gembeh, Minah, Fawundu, Seiwoh, and all other descendants of Pujehun District
Mamie Isata had a host of friends in Sierra Leone, United States, and the United Kingdom. She was very active in the SLPP, Tegloma Federation, All Nations Christian Assembly Minnesota, and the Sierra Leonean communities in Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
The remains of Mamie Isata Sowa will lie in state at the SLPP Party Headquarters in Freetown on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 12noon. There will be a Wake Keeping in the evening at No. 4 Kolleh Drive off Milton Margai Campus Road, Goderich starting at 8pm.
Funeral Service for the late Mamie Isata Sowa will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Freetown on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10am.
Vigil and Wake Keeping for the late Mamie Isata Sowa will be held in Bandajuma Sowa on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 8 pm.
Mamie Isata Sowa will be laid to rest in her ancestral home, Bandajuma, Sowa Chiefdom, Pujehun District on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 3 pm.
The family is receiving visitors at No. 4 Kolleh Lane, Goderich, Freetown For further information please contact the following mobile numbers: 078353999, 076775165, 078455500, and 076611305