Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal) Broad Street, Liberia

www.episcopalchurchliberia.org – The Episcopal Church of Liberia

www.episcopalchurch.org – The Episcopal Church (USA)

www.episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens – The Episcopal Digital Network

www.ube.org – Union of Black Episcopalian

www.voorhees.edu – Voorhees College

www.ststephensnmb.com – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, N. Myrtle Beach

www.anglicannews.org – Anglican Communion News Service

www.episcopalmigrationministries – Episcopal Migration Ministries

www.tlcafrica.com – TLC  Africa

www.liberianembassyus.org – Embassy of Liberia

www.theperspective.org – The Perspective

www.allafrica.com – All Africa

Death Announcement and Sympathy

Funeral Arrangements for the late Very Rev. Dr. Emmanuel W. Johnson

It is with grateful hearts and joy filled spirits that the Johnson, Elliott, Baker and Cummings families announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband and father, Emmanuel W. Johnson Sr., at the Dulles Health Rehab and Nursing in Herndon, VA on March 2nd, 2018. Father J, as he was affectionately called by many, transitioned in the evening surrounded by his nuclear family and closest friends.

Born in Fishtown, Maryland County, Liberia West Africa, he was a blessing to Ban Sie-Dabe Johnson and Helena Tode Elliott-Johnson on May 24, 1924.

Father Johnson is survived by his wife, Henrietta B. Johnson; his five children, Esther Jallah, Emmanuel W. Johnson Jr. (Eliane), Helene T. Johnson, Randetta N. Johnson and Randolph B. Johnson (Tasha); his seven grandchildren Saygbah (Lady) Cooper, Elise Johnson, Nuelle Johnson, Emmanuel W. Johnson III (Manny), Charles Crawford (Champ), Sean Johnson, and Liliana Johnson (Lily); his mother-in-law Rachel A. Cummings; his sisters-in-law Matene McWilliams, Rosalind Cummings, Rachel E. Cummings, Mona Cummings and Lena Tabla Cummings; his brothers-in-law Ralph Cummings and Edgar (Boy Blue) Cummings, many nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives. 

Father J, also has a host of inherited children; Paul & Verlaine Jones, Gerald & Roberta Cooper, Julius King, Sarah Gibson-Doe, Wilmot Merchant, Genevieve Sherman- Sheriff, John & Rosalind Mellish, Frederick Walker, and Clemenceau Urey to name a few.

He was the second of five maternal children.  His siblings John Bedell, Samuel Johnson, Cecelia McWilliams-Boyd, and George McWilliams all predeceased him.

Home-going services are as follows:

Wake Keeping – Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 6:00pm  
St. David’s Episcopal Church
43600 Russell Branch Avenue, Ashburn Virginia 20147

Funeral Service - Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:00am 
Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Interment: St David’s Episcopal Church, 43600 Russell Branch Avenue, Ashburn VA 20147

Hotel Accommodations:

For all hotels, use the Group Name:  LECUSA Group
All rooms include complimentary breakfast

SpringHill Suites (studio)              Hampton Inn                   Best Western & Suites
53 Industrial Highway                        8840 Tinicum Blvd             45440 Holiday Drive
Sterling VA                                       Sterling VA                        Sterling VA
(703) 444-3944                                703-537-7800                    (703) 471-8300
LECUSA rate $94.00                        LECUSA rate $85.00         LECUSA rate $74.00

Book SpringHill SuitesBook Hampton Inn & Suites

Family Contact:
Henrietta Johnson (Lady J) 703-723-0845 
Emmanuel W. Johnson Jr. (EJ) 240-506-0290 (contact for Donations)
Helene Johnson (Teta) 571-235-9504 (contact for Donations)
Randetta Johnson (Ranny) 240-380-5827
Eliane Dunn-Johnson 240-848-1615

*The family would prefer monetary donations in lieu of flowers.  All donations can be mailed to 42103 Byrnes View Terrace, Aldie VA 20105 to the attention of Helene or Emmanuel Jr.  Please contact either person for additional information.   

† May his soul and the souls of all faithful departed rest in eternal peace †

13th Annual Gathering in VA



Hotel Information

Early Registration: $40


LECUSA National and LECUSA - MN Chapter “Chairs Project” for 5 Episcopal Church of Liberia Schools!
Benefiting schools are: St. James, Hoffman Station, Harper, Maryland (Southeastern Archdeaconry); St. John’s Buchanan (Bassa Archdeaconry); St. Martin on the Mount, Yekepa (LOBONI Archdeaconry); St. Stephen, Mambo & St. Andrew’s, Mbaloma (Southwestern Archdeaconry). Each school will receive 50 Armchairs!


Updates on Post LECUSA 12th Annual Gathering - Gratitude and best wishes!
“Strengthening LECUSA – Redefining/Reshaping our Relationships and Partnerships” Isaiah 40:10

Dear Friends,

Congratulations to our host – the Chairman (Mr. Samuel Abdullai), Officers and Members of LECUSA – Minnesota Chapter, for the grand success of LECUSA - 12th Annual Gathering (April 21-23, 2017)! LECUSA National Executives are sincerely grateful to the Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, for his participation and support during our 12th Gathering. LECUSA expresses gratitude to the Priest-In-Charge, Rector, Clergy, Wardens and Members of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal), Plymouth, Minnesota, respectively, for providing their buildings/facilities as venues for our worship, deliberations and fellowship. LECUSA extends special thanks and appreciation to our Presider and Preacher (Bishop Brian Prior) at the Opening Eucharist; Keynote Speaker (Rev. Ranjit Matthews) at the Benefit dinner. LECUSA also extends special thanks to our Guest Preacher (Rev. Canon Dr. Herman Browne) at the Closing Eucharist, the Presider (Rev. John Mitchell), at the Closing Eucharist, and finally, the Officiant and Homilist (the Rev. Abeoseh Flemister and Rev. Dr. D. Wellington Bright, Sr.) at the Morning Prayer, respectively. We are deeply grateful to our Presenters, Guests and all participants at the LECUSA - 12th Annual Gathering. LECUSA extends special recognition and thanks to Mrs. Theresa Witherspoon and her team for the meals and services received throughout the Gathering. Our Gathering recognized all first time attendees and was delighted to have Mr. Karsor Dennis, representing Liberian Episcopalians from Indianapolis, Indiana. Once again, we congratulate our three distinguished Honorees and the three Episcopal Parishes in Minnesota that were awarded recognition for their support to LECUSA during our Ebola project in 2014/15.

For your information, LECUSA is donating $1000.00 to Cuttington University, for the purchase of chairs for students. Effective 2017, LECUSA will partner with Partners-In- Ministry-In-Liberia (PIMIL) and donate $500.00 each year, for five years (a total of $2500.00) to support Ebola Orphans in Liberia. In 2017, LECUSA will donate $2500.00 towards School repairs in the Episcopal Church of Liberia. LECUSA will send a delegation to the Episcopal Church of Liberia Diocesan Convention in February 2018. Moving forward with our relationship and partnership with the Episcopal Church of Liberia, a strategic committee, headed by Brother Gerald F. B. Cooper was constituted to study all aspects of our past, present and future engagements with the ECL and make recommendations to the Executive Committee. Please note that the 12th Gathering voted to have all LECUSA members pay $100 as an Annual Membership due. This takes effect in April 2018. Active clergy and Lay members: $100, Retired clergy and Laity: $50. Online payment is done at: www.lecusa.net or mail check / Money Order (LECUSA), c/o Mr. David Hanson, Financial Secretary at: 32 Knoll Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012. Blessings to all!

Finally, we express our regrets and pray for those who could not attend the 12th Annual Gathering due to circumstances beyond their control. Our next Gathering will be held on April 6-8, 2018 in Northern Virginia, at the St. David’s Episcopal Church, Ashburn and St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Reston. Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend. Please visit LECUSA website: www.lecusa.net and our face book page: Liberian Episcopal Community in the USA (LECUSA). Please email us at: lecusa2006@gmail.com and share photos of our Gathering.

Blessings and peace, The Rev’d Dr. James T. Yarsiah, LECUSA Chairman


LECUSA 10th Anniversary Gathering, Newark, NJ - Photos taken at Opening Prayer and Plenary sessions on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 24 Rector Street. We extend sincere gratitude to our hosts: The Episcopal Diocese of Newark, Trinity and St. Philip's Cathedral, New Jersey.

Click album below to view the photos taken by Mr. Benoni Tarr Grimes at LECUSA 10th Anniversary Awards and Recognition Benefit Dinner on 4/11/15. Congratulations to all of our Honorees! Enjoy! 

Photos of the distribution of the LECUSA Ebola Medical, Sanitation and Food Items
( Click here for Health and Media Advisory for Liberian Communities )

Distribution of Food Items and detergents to ECL Clergies and Staffs Distribution of Food Items and detergents to ECL Clergies and Staffs Distribution of Food Items and detergents to ECL Clergies and Staffs Clergy and ECL Staff receiving and signing for items received Clergy and ECL Staff receiving and signing for items received  Presentation of Ebola Materials to Hope for Women Health Center                                           Presentation to the Bromley Mission School Bishop Hart speaks with Nurse during presentation at Crozierville Health Center Presentation to Bensenville Hospital  Bishop Hart makes presentation to Health Center in Banjor                     Crozierville Reproductive Health Center receiving some of the medical Items        Bishop of the Lutheran Church receiving some of the Items from Bishop Hart Presentation to International Poly clinic Presentation to Bendaja Health Center in Cape Mount Presentation to Ebola Treatment Unit in Jenewale, Cape Mount jquery lightbox with slideshowby VisualLightBox.com v5.9


Active Clergy Annual Membership - $100.00

Laity Annual Membership - $100.00

Retired Clergy Annual Membership - $50.00


ECL Sustainability Fund

St. Mark's gets new roof - Harper, Liberia

The Most Rev. Jonathan BB Hart

The Rev. Dr. James T. Yarsiah,
LECUSA Chairman
Chaplain / Vicar, Voorhees College,
St. Philip's, South Carolina

Signage for The Episcopal Church of Liberia


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