Rev. Dr. Napoleon Livingstone Divine
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 7, 1955
  • Place of birth:
    Brewerville, Liberia
  • Date of passing: Apr 28, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Let the memory of Rev. Dr. Napoleon be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rev. Dr. Napoleon Divine, 60, born on April 7, 1955 and passed away on April 28, 2015. We will remember him forever.


"To Be Absent From The Body Is To Be Present With The Lord" (II Cor. 5:8 KJV). Believing what the Scriptures says, and in humble submission to God's sovereign will, the family of the Rev. Dr. Napoleon Divine announces that on Tuesday morning, April 28, 2015, he was ushered into the presence of his Lord.

He leaves to celebrate his life and mourn his loss, his wife, Anita; three brothers, Solomon Divine (Louise), Samuel R. Divine, Sr. (Genevieve), Immanuel Divine (Ruth); one sister, Dr. Patricia Divine-Jackson; three aunts, Judge Luvenia Ash Thompson, Angeline Darwin (Phillip), Evelyn Curry; twelve nieces and nephews, Henry Blake (Ruth), Samuel R. Divine, Jr. (Tyronica), Samantha Divine Jallah (Zilabeteh), Suzette Blake, Jared Divine (Reema), Celeste Divine (Daniel), Joseph Dickerson, Sidney Divine, Samaria Divine, Ansel Jackson, Immanuel Divine, Jr., Suzette Divine; a mother-in-law, Alice Smart; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Smart; two brothers-in-law, Emmanuel Brumskine (Alabama), Noley Smart (Theresa); nieces-in-law and nephews-in-law, cousins, and a host of relatives and friends. For further details of his funeral services, contact:

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jehunita Mathews-Freeman on 23rd August 2015

"Douche! Just got to know about this today. How sad, how very sad! Just remembered our last conversation when I belatedly learned that Vangie had passed. Can't comprehend that after Reggie you too are now gone. What can we say? You made your mark, now Rest in Peace Panther Douche."

This tribute was added by Patrick E Kugmeh on 3rd June 2015

"Dr. Divine. Thanks for your contributions and Services to ELBC.  You were indeed a big help to many including me. The Good Lord journey with you as you take your final rest. To the Family. Napoleon was a Good Man. God bless you. Patrick E. Kugmeh."

This tribute was added by Benedict Sayeh on 26th May 2015

"D Donald Douch  Gone but not forgotten. Good bye my Brother NL."

This tribute was added by Handel Diggs on 25th May 2015

"In tribute to Napoleon and his advocacy of Liberia, he shared this email with me.

Elections Commentary: October 17, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Brother Diggs,

I don't know if you got my earlier EMail to you thanking you for your comments and requesting your number. I wanted to reiterate my gratitude to you for your kind comments and for standing in agreement with me regarding the honoring of the Liberian electoral process. I believe that we have to speak out for our rights and the rights of family, friends and fellow Liberians who would suffer if we don't. I was pretty upset and frustrated after learning from one of my members that the political parties were planning to pull out. I thought to offer my opinion in the interest of our dear country and suggest that the political players rethink their positions.

Let us remain vigilant as we await the runoff within a matter of weeks. Liberia wins when our leaders behave with honor and integrity. It is our responsibility to hold them accountable. Thank you my friend and let us keep in touch.

God bless.

Your friend and brother,

This tribute was added by A. Famatta Voyou Gant on 23rd May 2015

"Farewell my dear brother Napoleon, farewell.  Even though, I felt it was way too early for your departure from us, but then I thought God needs the best.  I thought about your brilliance from childhood that my father Henry Gant always speaks about, and your passion for the gospel.  I am comforted by the fact that God needed you now for those reasons.   You could have been a nuclear scientist if you wanted to, anything else for financial gains, but you decided to serve your God who gave you that wisdom.  Thanks to you for the unity you brought to our fellow Liberians in Philadelphia.  Thanks for the memorial service for my cousin Momo Johnson.
To my dearest sister Mrs. Anita Divine, may the Almighty God bestow his eternal comfort upon you in this deepest hour of need.  To the rest of the grieving family, friends, and church members, this void will never be refilled but we rest in arms of the Lord knowing that our brother is in his care resting peacefully.

This tribute was added by Roland Myers on 22nd May 2015

""Roland & Margaret Myers family deeply mourn the home going of our beloved pastor, Rev. Dr. Napoleon L Divine.  My family will forever remember your generosity.  May your soul rest in perfect peace.  We will see again pastor...take your rest!""

This tribute was added by Edith Wilson on 18th May 2015

"As I sit here in total shock and disbelief, reflecting on our days at CIBC, remembering your teachings and the many stories and laughter. You will forever be remembered for your passion and strong belief in our lord Jesus Christ. Although I may not have always understood or necessarily agreed with certain things, one thing I can truly attest to is that your love for Christ surpassed all understanding. You will surely be missed by the entire community for your selfless efforts to extend a helping hand to those who were in need. Tim, Thomas, Timmy, Erami and Nadia all wept when we learned of your passing. It was indeed a sad day in the Wilson household. Thank you Pastor, for communicating with me those last few weeks, although I did not know the extend of your illness at the time. I am grateful that I got the opportunity. Rest in peace pastor, we take comfort in knowing that you are with The Lord. Good Night and God bless. Until we meet again. Farewell. To Sis Anita, be strong, know that God is in control and he will sustain you. It is not an easy thing to lose a soulmate, he will always be with you in spirit. Take heart. To the rest of the Divine family, my deepest sympathy."

This tribute was added by weatta Bogar on 18th May 2015

"In total submission to the sovereign will of The Almighty God, we want to extend our deepest sympathy to CIBC and the Divine family. May God continue to comfort you during this challenging time.Rev. Napoleon Divine like our dear Pastor John Love Divine, has moved on from labor to reward. Blessed be the Name of the Lord. From The Pastor Rev. Bai J. Anderson, Officers, and members of First Baptist Church Klay, Bomi County-Liberia"

This tribute was added by Audrey Solomon on 16th May 2015

"Dosh, you sure did fool me.  We talk 2 weeks before you left to be with the Lord and you did not even mention you were sick.  I am in a state of shock.  Well, I guess God wanted us to talk before you depart.  Rest in peace my cous, (was how we greeted each other). WOW, now you are with your brother, Alfred. Your can walk in Heaven and talk.  Until we meet again, rest. Anita, God be with you though your time of lost.  May God give you peace during this time.  Will call and keep in touch.   Take care, God Bless.

Audrey Watkins Solomon"

This tribute was added by B. Evangeline Padmore on 16th May 2015

"I thank the good Lord for Rev. Devine. I was previllaged to know and  interact with him.  Rev. Devine will be remember as a man of God who was not ashame of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Condolences to the family."

This tribute was added by Joetta Hayes on 15th May 2015

""To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord".
To Anita and the Divine family, we say "Nah ma yah". His work is done on earth and may his soul rest in perfect peace. God is good all the time."

This tribute was added by Ethel Yanforh on 15th May 2015

"Rest in Peace Divine, job well done."

This tribute was added by Daniel Gayou on 14th May 2015

"We, the residents and former residents of Montserrado County under the Montserrado County Association in the Americas (MOCAA) are saddened of the home going of Rev. Dr. Napoleon L. Divine. Our prayers are with the family as they go through this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Vera Tolbert on 14th May 2015

"The community has lost a great advocate and a dear friend. May the soul of our dear Rev. Dr. Napoleon Divine rest in peace. I will always remember ho he valued TIME."

This tribute was added by Annie Hammon on 13th May 2015

"I remember Napoleon Divine from Ricks. He could be funny, and he could be strict, even with children of the missionaries. I thank him.
Ann Bellinger Hammon"

This tribute was added by Rev Ned Flexer on 13th May 2015

"I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my dear friend and brother in Christ, Dr Napoleon Divine. I am so grateful to God for the time we worked together to build the Kingdom of God in Philadelphia in your ministry with the wonderful folks of Christ International Baptist Church. Thank you Anita for sharing the love of your life with us and welcoming us into your heart. I learned so much about walking by faith from you and Napoleon. Your deep love for Jesus and your commitment  to His church was and is a blessing to so many. I am grateful, beyond words, for our friendship and ministry together. Very well done good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your salvation."

This tribute was added by Franklin Maximore on 13th May 2015

"Thinking back on our Ricks Institute days...Napoleon was a member of the panther's class and we had a lot of fun and interactions on campus...Dr. you will be missed for your dedication in spreading God's word...may your soul rest in perfect peace with Jesus...."

This tribute was added by Stephen Weeks on 13th May 2015

""color boy" as we called each other at L.U. Rest in peace my friend."

This tribute was added by David Duke on 13th May 2015

"The Second Free Will Baptist Church Family of Rhode Island would like to extend our deepest Sympathy to the Devine family.. Rev Devine was the dynamic guest speaker for our 2013 revival here in RI. Take heart and know that Rev Dr Devine is receiving his reward in the Lord.."

This tribute was added by Florida Kweekeh on 13th May 2015

"Brother Devine, I was so shocked to hear that you have left this world. I have mixed feelings. You will not be here on earth with us but I am glad that you are resting in the Lord. You were a wonderful and trusted friend. May your soul rest in peace. To Anita, Pat, Sam, and the rest of the family, have my deepest sympathy."

This tribute was added by Yvonne Adighibe on 12th May 2015

"Rest in Peace Napoleon Livingstone Divine. (Dosh). My first encounter with Dosh was in 1974 when I went to Ricks Institute. Dosh was Senior Prefect at the time. I can still recall my first time cutting grass.  I was talking during assembly and Dosh caught me  talking. My punishment was to cut the grass around the administrative building. Dosh took his senior prefect position serious. He didn't play. He was a severe disciplinarian, but was still respected by everyone. Dosh, May your soul rest in eternal peace."

This tribute was added by Miatta Miatta on 11th May 2015

"Aye Douch! Anita, thank you!"

This tribute was added by Patricia Jackson on 11th May 2015


The Liberian Community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has suffered a great loss in the untimely passing of one of the pillars of the community, Rev. Dr. Napoleon Divine. Rev. Divine's presence was felt in every community impacting event, especially in times of grief, and sorrow where his counseling skills, and experience came in handy. Rev. Divine was one of the few Liberians who did not allow ethnicity to influence his decisions; if you were a Liberian, he reached out to you. Liberia needs many more Rev, Dr. Napoleon Divine’s That is why I would like to avail of this medium to express my sincere condolence to Dr.  Patricia Divine Jackson, Samuel Divine, and through them the entire Divine family my deepest condolence, and pray that God will grant them strength to sustain this loss. Finally, I would be remiss if I fail to call on every patriotic Liberian to step in the shoes of this great son of Liberia, Rev. Dr. Napoleon Divine in forging a better Liberian Community void of ethnic rivalry, and bigotry

Sayku Kromah"

This tribute was added by St. Tomalin N. George, I. on 11th May 2015

"Liberia and Liberians especially in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania lost a  humanitarian,  Community Organizer/Advocate, Leader and great Man of God in the untimely passing of the Rev. Dr. Napoleon L.  Divine.
He will  indeed certainly be missed by everyone who came his pathway.  
We will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers.
May his soul have a peaceful repose in the Lord."

This tribute was added by Handel Diggs on 11th May 2015

"Napoleon and I had so many life-changing interactions at the Liberian Baptist Sunday School Conventions, University of Liberia and in Philadelphia. I enjoyed the times with him and Anita at White Rock Baptist Church. His friendship was a gift, treasure and blessing!"

This tribute was added by Rev. William M. Patray on 11th May 2015

"The Rev. William M. Patray, Sr. & Family are deeply sadden by the ultimately home going of Rev. Dr. Divine. Remember, earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal, cure or remove. May God comforts and consoles the his family as only He can.
You fought a good fight and the Lord awaits your arrival to receive your crown of righteousness. Rev. William M. Patray, Sr."

This tribute was added by Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley on 8th May 2015

"The Mlen-Too and Patricia Jabbeh Wesley family is deeply grieved to learn of your home going, and here, we want to thank you for your dedicated services to God and to our people. May your soul rest in the peace of Jesus, man of God, your labor is done. May our Lord comfort your family, including your immediate family, your siblings and and your friends. Our God is always good."

Leave a Tribute:
Invite your family and friends
to visit this memorial:

Subscribe to receive e-mail notifications when others contribute to this memorial.

This memorial is administered by:

Dr. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley


Have a suggestion for us?

We are waiting for your feedback!