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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Joseph Kpana, 79 years old, born on October 23, 1941, and passed away on February 16, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Lilaah Connor on February 23, 2021
One last time.

No one knows the day nor the hour. But what is guaranteed is that there is never enough time. Never enough preparation for such a loss as this. I wish I had known which time would be the last. The last phone call, the last visit, the last hug, the last kiss, the last time I’d hear you say “make sure you’re wearing your mask and protecting yourself”. If I had known it would be the last time I’d make you laugh or you’d make me smile. If I had known it would be our last picture together. If I had known it would be the last time I would roll my eyes at you worrying too much. Or hearing you ask about my mother and seeing if I had checked on my sisters. If I had known this would be the last time I’d hear you say, “ I love you more”. I would have let it linger just a little longer. I would have listened a little more intently, laughed a little harder, smiled a little brighter, and embraced you for a few extra seconds.
So, now you leave me with only the precious memories of the good times, a few pictures and some voice mails. But, my burden is a little lighter knowing you’ve gone on to be with your savior. I bet you are looking good in your new crown and robe. Rest well daddy, I’ll miss you. I love you,

Lilaah

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Posted by Lilaah Connor on February 23, 2021
One last time.

No one knows the day nor the hour. But what is guaranteed is that there is never enough time. Never enough preparation for such a loss as this. I wish I had known which time would be the last. The last phone call, the last visit, the last hug, the last kiss, the last time I’d hear you say “make sure you’re wearing your mask and protecting yourself”. If I had known it would be the last time I’d make you laugh or you’d make me smile. If I had known it would be our last picture together. If I had known it would be the last time I would roll my eyes at you worrying too much. Or hearing you ask about my mother and seeing if I had checked on my sisters. If I had known this would be the last time I’d hear you say, “ I love you more”. I would have let it linger just a little longer. I would have listened a little more intently, laughed a little harder, smiled a little brighter, and embraced you for a few extra seconds.
So, now you leave me with only the precious memories of the good times, a few pictures and some voice mails. But, my burden is a little lighter knowing you’ve gone on to be with your savior. I bet you are looking good in your new crown and robe. Rest well daddy, I’ll miss you. I love you,

Lilaah
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Joeseph Dehmue Kpana

Joseph Dehmue Kpana





Joseph Dehmue Kpana, 79, of Baltimore, Maryland, peacefully passed away on February 16,2021.

Services:

Peoples’ Community Evangelical Lutheran Church

6200 Loch Raven Boulevard

Saturday February 27,2021

10:00 am

Baltimore, Maryland 21239

Viewing:

Friday, February 26,2021

3:30 pm

Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services

4905 York Rd.

Baltimore, Maryland





Joseph was born on October 23, 1941, to Korto and Dehmue in Liberia. He was raised by his aunt Kenemassah and uncle Samie Jordan.  After graduating from Booker Washington Institute Senior High School in 1963, he continued his studies becoming an electrician at Lebanon Technical College in 1964.  After graduation in 1965, he moved to the New York to advance his electrical training and start his career as an electrician.  He later moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he worked for the University of Maryland Medical Center in until retirement.

Joseph, lovingly known to family and friends as “Joe”, began to build his family while in New York and then Maryland. He finally met the love of his life, Magdalene, in Baltimore. They got married on October 24, 1992. Joe was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter in Baltimore.

Joe lived a plentiful life filled with close friends, cousins, brothers and sisters. He enjoyed watching movies, good music, dancing, fixing things for friends and family, and a healthy plate of African food.  His family meant more to him than anything else in the world, he often spoke of them and made sure he kept in touch with those he loved. He was unendingly proud of all of his girls and grandchildren.  He would always greet everyone with a smile and genuinely seemed happy to see them.

In early January this year, he fell ill and was admitted at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bayview Center. Sadly, he went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on February 16, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. He was predeceased by his Parents and four Siblings. He is survived by his widow: Magdalen Kpana. Brother: Karpo.  He leaves as his legacy, 6 children: Monica, Jennifer, Lydia (Dana), Lilaah (Joshua), Korto, and Jothel. 2 stepsons: Anthony and Milton. 9 grandchildren: Xavier (Diana), Jabari, Miles, Jelani, Mekhi, Kemari, Kharon, Khori, Jace and a host of cousins, family and friends who loved him dearly. May his soul rest in perfect peace.



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