ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Paramount Chief Joseph Kposowa, 87 years old, born on May 24, 1933, and passed away on February 5, 2021. We will remember him forever. Please share stories, post photos, or leave a message to his family as a tribute.

A private funeral mass will be celebrated on Sunday, March 14th at 10 AM in Sierra Leone. The Livestream will be available for viewing via Zoom. Follow our WhatsApp group for more details on this. Thank you for helping us to celebrate the rich and full life of Paramount Chief Joseph Tommy Kposowa.

With love,
From the Kposowa family.

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Posted by Magenda Alieu on February 17, 2021
Chief was always full of humour. The one I always remember was when on one bitterly cold winters morning Chief hurriedly burst into the house and firmly closed the door. He leaned against it, breathing heavily. “What’s the matter daddy” his children asked. “I just ran passed this “old rotten woman" (mama lulei in Mende). “Her coat was toooo fearful. I ran cos you know these old women can scream rape out of stigma attributed to men of colour, especially on a deserted street like ours at this time of day. Before you realise you are in jail.”

Shortly after, keys shuffled in the door. And the door opened.
“Khuoo so it was Amy I was calling “old rotten woman?”, warmly hugging his lovely but knackered wife after a 12 hour hospital night shift.

From: Janet Sam King
Posted by Merlene Bostwick on February 16, 2021
A shining light is out and it is hard to bear the thought, yet try to remember the good times and the happiness they brought.

May the soul of Chief Joseph Tommy Kposowa rest in peace.
Posted by Amie Kposowa on February 16, 2021
I have been blessed to meet such a humble and lovely man during the last 20 years within the Kposowa Family. He was a true gentleman and I would miss his jokes and infectious laughter. He would always call us just to see how we are and the last time I spoke to him ,I promised to go and spend the next Christmas with the kids and him but that would never happen now. You are gone but will never be forgotten and I am so proud to be your daughter in law and you have been a great grandad to Zainab and Aminata. I have been lucky to meet you in this life and till we meet again Dad . May your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace.
From,
Amie Kposowa xx

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Posted by Magenda Alieu on February 17, 2021
Chief was always full of humour. The one I always remember was when on one bitterly cold winters morning Chief hurriedly burst into the house and firmly closed the door. He leaned against it, breathing heavily. “What’s the matter daddy” his children asked. “I just ran passed this “old rotten woman" (mama lulei in Mende). “Her coat was toooo fearful. I ran cos you know these old women can scream rape out of stigma attributed to men of colour, especially on a deserted street like ours at this time of day. Before you realise you are in jail.”

Shortly after, keys shuffled in the door. And the door opened.
“Khuoo so it was Amy I was calling “old rotten woman?”, warmly hugging his lovely but knackered wife after a 12 hour hospital night shift.

From: Janet Sam King
Posted by Merlene Bostwick on February 16, 2021
A shining light is out and it is hard to bear the thought, yet try to remember the good times and the happiness they brought.

May the soul of Chief Joseph Tommy Kposowa rest in peace.
Posted by Amie Kposowa on February 16, 2021
I have been blessed to meet such a humble and lovely man during the last 20 years within the Kposowa Family. He was a true gentleman and I would miss his jokes and infectious laughter. He would always call us just to see how we are and the last time I spoke to him ,I promised to go and spend the next Christmas with the kids and him but that would never happen now. You are gone but will never be forgotten and I am so proud to be your daughter in law and you have been a great grandad to Zainab and Aminata. I have been lucky to meet you in this life and till we meet again Dad . May your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace.
From,
Amie Kposowa xx
his Life
Joseph Tommy Kposowa was a loving and proud Father, Husband and Paramount Chief. He lived his life dedicated to his family and community, sharing his passion for change and growth through everything that he did. He was given the title, Paramount Chief in 2002, a responsibility he took very seriously. He dedicated his later life to the upliftment of his community and country. His hometown Bumpe was the place that nurtured and moulded him from birth to his final days. No matter where he travelled, he always longed to be close to home. His connection to nature through farming and gardening was deeply ingrained in him from a young age. This was evident through the many agricultural projects he worked on during his life. His wife, Amy Kposowa, was his backbone and the love of his life. They were inseparable, and always strongest when together. We stand with her now in support as she continues her journey without him. Their children Nasu, Songo, Sata, Betty, Tommy and Brima, are his true legacy, and they will continue to honour his memory through stories passed down to the next generation.

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Granddaughters last memories

Shared by Magenda Alieu on February 11, 2021
We are all deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved grandfather, father, husband, brother, chief, and friend. As he’s passing is now sinking in, we reflect on just how much of a gap he will leave in our lives. We are so thankful for all that he has done over the years. We remember the fond memories we shared with him and appreciated the many ways he has shaped our lives. Here is an image of my mum and I with grandpa in 2019 Christmas. I’m so glad we got to spend some time with him then, laughing and talking about his passions. Thanks again.
From granddaughter Magenda Alieu and grandson Nyake Alieu - daughter and son of Nasu Kposowa Alieu.