Wednesday, 30 March 2011


Monrovia -

The body of the late George Emmanuel Tubman has been laid to rest. Funeral services over the remains of the former National Port Authority Managing Director, was held at the First United Methodist Church on Ashmun Street in
Following funeral rites over the body of the deceased, he was taken to the Smith’s family Cemetary in Bensonville where he was laid to rest.
At the funeral, tributes were paid by the family, the National Port Authority, Liberia Petroleum Refining Company, LPRC, the Liberian government, the First United Methodist Church etc.
In her eulogistic sermon Rev. Erlene P. Thompson pastor of FUMC where Tubman was a dedicated member, described the deceased as a man who took care of his family, unlike other men who neglected their wives children, Rev. Thompson said Mr. Tubman was an example to good fatherhood.  remains
William V. S. Tubman Jr., described the late Mr. Tubman as a quiet man someone anyone could talk to whenever they faced difficulty in life. The son of Liberia’s Eighteenth President William V.S. Tubman Sr, revealed that it was during George Tubman’s administration as Managing Director of the NPA in 1969 that the country was able to pay up on all the debt incurred from the construction of the port.
The Children of the deceased described their father as an outstanding person, a man of principles with strong family values. The Government of Liberia in its lamentation said Liberia has lost a dedicated public servant.
The President of the Liberia Football Association, LFA Musa Bility in his tribute along with the LFA family recounted the numerous contributions made to football in Liberia by the deceased. He said in 1954 the late Tubman was selected to play for the national team and he played a major role in shaping football as it is today.
When the mortal remains of the late former NPA boss was being lowered into the grave his wife Rachel could not hold back her tears. She cried bitterly for her baby as she referred to him and the expression of great grief brought tears to the eyes of many. The couple stayed married for fifty years and their union was blessed with four children, Elizabeth Matu Tubman, Joycelyn Yvette Tubman Goodridge, George E. Tubman Jr. and Georgene Etina Tubman. The funeral was well attended by hundreds of people including family members, friends and sympathizers. Mr. Tubman was born on January 16, 1930 and was snatched away by the cold hands of death on February 20, 2011.