Let the memory of Lorna be with us forever
  • 58 years old
  • Born on September 22, 1956 .
  • Passed away on October 21, 2014 .
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Lorna French (Nee Lewis) 58 years old , born on September 22, 1956 and passed away on October 21, 2014. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Leilah Ariyo-Lewis on 21st October 2017
If ever there's a feeling of loss, If ever there's a deep sigh of grief, If ever there's a sense of loss, If ever the tears can't stop falling, If ever..? None singly or collectively, Can express your loss, Or the void it's caused. ~ Haliel Siwel © 2017 Sis, it's been three years since you answered the roll call, and left us all to fend for ourselves. One of your last few comments was, "if God doesn't heal me here on earth, He will heal me up in heaven." We are comforted by that belief that you are now wholly healed, and in pain no more. How we wish you were still with us in body! May the angels always serenade you and carry you, as you Rest In Peace for evermore. We love and miss you soooo much. Sleep sis, and take your promised rest. You fought a good hard and long fight Lorna, and in the end, you gained eternity in His Glory. Rest In Peace sis! ❤️
Posted by Leilah Ariyo-Lewis on 22nd September 2017
My darling sister... Not a day goes by without thoughts of you running through my mind. I often wonder what you're doing, and how you are. Today, on this your 3rd birthday in heaven, I pray you've had a beautiful day with our parents and all the angels in heaven. May Jesus continue to hold you in His bosom and rock you to sleep every day. Sleep well my sister, and we shall meet again in God's sweet time. Happy posthumous 61st birthday Lorna French! I love and miss you tremendously... xoxoxo❣️
Posted by Rita Brown on 22nd September 2017
Lorna, Know that you are missed sorely. Fond memories are kept in the hearts of many who love you. Your bright spirit lives on within us. Rest peacefully. -Rita- Ecclesiastes 3:1 - 3:15 1 To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up [that which is] planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. 9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? 10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. 11 He hath made every [thing] beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. 12 I know that [there is] no good in them, but for [a man] to rejoice, and to do good in his life. 13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it [is] the gift of God. 14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth [it], that [men] should fear before him. 15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
Posted by Ian Rosenior on 22nd September 2017
Lorna, the last time I remember your voice was on your birthday. I don't remember where or who said this that the ones we love are never gone. They live within our hearts. Happy birthday dear Lorna. Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” -George Eliot
Posted by Leilah Ariyo-Lewis on 22nd October 2016
It's been two years sis, and your death still stings as much as it did in 2014. I keep reminding myself you were so sick, and suffering so much, you had to die in order to be healed and well. I know you are resting comfortably in Jesus' bosom now, so sleep and take your rest. You are so terribly missed, and I will forever carry you in my heart. I love you endlessly, and I miss you soooo..... Rest In Peace sis. ➕
Posted by Rita Brown on 26th September 2016
Remembrance of your life is as bright a memory as a star that shines in the darkest of night. Life, love, and family were your passion. No greater example of selflessness and generosity could you have left behind. The Lord has one of the best of His flock with Him now.
Posted by Leilah Ariyo-Lewis on 22nd September 2016
Only the heart that loves, knows the pain of loss. Sis, how I wish you were still here! Today would've been your earthly 60th birthday, but instead, you're celebrating your 2nd eternal birthday in heaven. May the angels celebrate you with harps and music, and may you stay forever at peace. Happy birthday in heaven, sis. I love and miss you very much. Happy birthday Lorna French!!! ❤️
Posted by Ian Rosenior on 22nd September 2016
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Khalil Gibran Lorna, We are blessed for having known you and may you find perpetual peace. I hope you are spending this great day with angels and seraphins. Happy birthday.
Posted by Rita Brown on 26th October 2015
Lorna, your indelible footprint has been left on many hearts touched by your goodness. The humor and laughter which you shared with others is warmly remembered. Your stately demeanor and wise guidance are etched and stamped in memory. Know that your presence is sorely missed.
Posted by Gracie King on 21st October 2015
A year has gone by,just like that,As they always say " only the hearts that love knows the sorrow of parting",It is the will of god.sleep on dear cousin.Gone but not forgotten.
Posted by Leilah Ariyo-Lewis on 21st October 2015
'Darkness' I see darkness, I run to it. It's a hole, A deep, dark hole. Its quietness is thunderous! It's mystery eery. I see people falling in it. One by one, by one, by one... No one ascends from it. I call out the names of those I see descend it. No one answers! Why? I sob uncontrollably. I feel a gentle hand wipe my tears away, And a familiar voice says, "I am well sis, cry no more for me. I am healed by death, and alive for eternity." ~ Haliel Siwel ~ 10/20/2015
Posted by Jayne Flynn on 21st October 2015
Exactly one year ago today you left us for the great beyond, oh how time flies! Mrs Lorna Ariyo French nee Lewis the gap you left behind is still unfilled. Your memories are ever green in our minds. Your care, love, attention and devotion is still priceless. I am sad because you are not here to see the woman i am becoming, the woman you contributed to her being astute. Oh death!!! However i thank you for giving me a dear brother in the person of Brian and a wonderful and sweet sister in the person of Lara and also for the family you handed me over to before your demise ie the Lewis family. I love you Aunty Lorna AKA mummy and will forever do. I will concontinue to be the woman i promised you i will be. #forever missed# Continue to RIP
Posted by Leilah Ariyo-Lewis on 26th September 2015
Forever missed, my darling sister! Indeed, forever missed! Not a single day goes by, without me thinking of you. I pray you are enjoying Jesus' promised peace. Sleep and take your rest. No more pain, no more sickness, no more worries. I love you so much, my sister! I miss you endlessly!!
Posted by Francis Dargbeh on 23rd September 2015
Mummy,,Mummy..Now you cant answer. Thanks for the treasures you instilled into me. I know you would be proud.Sleep on and take your rest.
Posted by Crimilda Wilson on 23rd September 2015
Miss Lorna continue to rest in peace. Your voice, words of wisdom and advice still remain fresh in my mind. Sleep on beloved, sleep and take your rest.
Posted by Rita Brown on 22nd September 2015
SEASONS Seasons change - God made it that way, But Love in the Heart remains - God made it that way. Seasonal colors fade from bright to dull, Memories never fade; in the mind, brightly they glow. Seasonal temperatures fluctuate over time, Warmth of a Friend is consistent like an hourly chime. Seasons of Life ebb and flow like the tide, Spiritual connections spread far and wide. Dear Lorna, I know that you are just resting, Until Jesus returns, all His glory manifesting! Rest In Peace, Sister In Christ - Rita - Copyright (C) 2015 CL Brown
Posted by Julia Ariyo-Lewis on 22nd September 2015
Last year when I spoke with you on this very special day, you were so happy. Words cannot describe how happy your voice was. You said to me in that soft spoken tone we're all so familiar with, "this is all I've ever wanted. I am happy. Yes. I am happy." It was as if there was a sigh at the end. We know you're no longer in pain or misery. As they say, you're in a better place. You're at peace. Love always, Charles, Julia, Akin, Bode (your man) and Delan...nor forget am.
Posted by Julia Ariyo-Lewis on 22nd September 2015
Last year when I spoke with you on this very special day, you were so happy. Words cannot describe how happy your voice was. You said to me in that soft spoken tone we're all so familiar with, "this is all I've ever wanted. I am happy. Yes. I am happy." It was as if there was a sigh at the end. We know you're no longer in pain or misery. As they say, you're in a better place. You're at peace. Love always, Charles, Julia, Akin, Bode (your man) and Delan...nor forget am.
Posted by Jayne Flynn on 22nd July 2015
9 months ago u left us in this cruel world to go meet your maker. Behold how time flies, seems like just yesterday. mummy your thought, memory and of course your name linger in our hearts and mouths everyday. I really miss you mummy, so much has happened in the last 9 months, all joyous news and you are not here to see the woman i am turning into, the woman you contributed greatly in becoming who she is presently and the heights she will attain. I love u mummy. forever missed indeed.
Posted by Alex Vroom on 22nd May 2015
May your beautiful soul Rest in Perfect Peace. My family will always remember the times and moments we shared in Ghana. I met Lorna through my friend and brother Hassan who was her tenant. She integrated into our family in Ghana whilst she was going through her medical treatment in Ghana. Lorna, as I usually call her, was such a peaceful loving mother and a friend. I learnt how to pray and be prayerful as she always advised. I saw you on your last visit to Ghana and we had a good time when i visited you. Little did I know that was going to be our last meeting. May the angels welcome you in their folds, May the good Lord grant you eternal peace till we meet again. Rest in Peace from the Vroom family in Ghana.
Posted by Gracie King on 9th November 2014
Since christ in the vessel we will smile at the storm. I was happy to hear my cousin's voice on her birthday.for the last time.i will cherish the memories of exchanging visits with our parents growing up.you will be missed.may light perptual shine on you.sleep on my dear cousin.you are at peace now.
Posted by Jayne Flynn on 4th November 2014
"The day thou givest Lord is ended" oh what a Tuesday morning it was when The Lord called u to rest....sleep on my beloved Aunty, sleep and take your rest... You were a a soldier indeed... U fought cancer for a long time before you finally won the war by answering to your Lord's call... I love u and I miss u so dearly ever gentle and subtle soul... Adieu...till we meet again
Posted by Jayne Flynn on 4th November 2014
"The day thou givest Lord is ended" oh what a Tuesday morning it was when The Lord called u to rest....sleep on my beloved Aunty, sleep and take your rest... You were a a soldier indeed... U fought cancer for a long time before you finally won the war by answering to your Lord's call... I love u and I miss u so dearly ever gentle and subtle soul... Adieu...till we meet again
Posted by Julia Ariyo-Lewis on 3rd November 2014
And God shall wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more; neither will mourning, nor outcry nor pain be anymore; for the former things have passed away. Yes, there will come such a time. Sleep and take your rest Lorna. You're terribly missed
Posted by Letitia Williams on 1st November 2014
I knew Lorna since her childhood days through her late grandmother, Mrs. Lango who was a business woman and a great friend of mine. As time went on, the friendship extended to both our families (Lewis and Williams). After she graduated from Fourah Bey College, Sierra Leone, she became my co-worker in the ministry of Development, Planning Unit, Ministerial Building. We kept in touch until few weeks prior to her passing. She was a great and will be greatly missed by me and my family. May her soul rest in peace. Aunty Lettie.
Posted by Rita Brown on 30th October 2014
To Lorna, A Dear Friend: Live On, My Sister Your spirit lives on Though your soul is now free, You've always been happy in Jesus Now, with Him, you shall be. You touched the lives Of all you knew... With your winning smile And words of comfort and virtue. No more pain, no more hurt, And no more uncertainty, For, as He has promised God has given you the victory! In Memory Always, Rita Brown Copyright (c) 2014
Posted by Gerald Mensah-Coker on 30th October 2014
Words cannot describe how overwhelming it is to say goodbye to a wonderful and loving cousin. Lorna French, may your spirit forever live on in those who love and miss you. Rest in perfect peace! Mensah and the rest of the Mensah-Coker Family
Posted by Lennette Randall on 30th October 2014
Oh Aunty Lorna, I have been searching deep for the right words since I found out you have left us for your heavenly home. I celebrate you because you loved God so wonderfully. Your faith was so alive and I pray you are enjoying being safe in your Father's Loving Arms, free from pain and toil. I hope there is great reunion with your Saviour and the Loved Ones gone on before. One of the great treasures of being raised by Grandparents is knowing the extended family and having a connection with them. You Aunty Lorna was one such great treasure. As a little child I remember when you lived on Kissy Road. I remember how much your home was always full of love whenever Arnold and I came over to play. I remember your many visits to Ross Road and how much it was such a delight to see you even after you moved. I loved visiting you even as I grew up and learned to hold on to my family without Grandma and Grandpa. You made the very first birthday cake I ever had!!! My 8th birthday. It meant so much to me. It was so beautiful and so yummy. I was so sad when it finished because it was so special to me. I will never forget that. I just took time to look back on past emails and Facebook messages. I am so grateful that time and distance did not keep you away. You were so generous and so gentle Aunty. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement to keep pressing on and working hard. Thank you for the beauty of your soul. I wish this was a tribute made while you were alive but of course you are alive in a whole new realm and dimension. I pray the angels carry these incredible messages of your rich and full life to you. As your physical body is laid to rest today may you know you are dearly loved and every life that met your spirit was never ever the same again. I pray that Uncle George, Brian, Lara, Marvel, Latika, Aunty Leilah, Uncles Charles and Lorenzo and the rest of the family and friends will be deeply comforted by the joy, faith, hope, strength, stories and life you shared with everyone. Sickness did not keep you down and death...well...as you know death has been swallowed up in victory. Miss you desperately and love you forever.
Posted by Monique Ugbaja on 29th October 2014
May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. It is not how long one lived on earth but how well. For your beloved that are mourning your transition, may their sorrow be turned into joy.
Posted by Henry Dupigny on 29th October 2014
Tribute by Ariyo & Ayo Dupigny 28/10/2014 Baby LAL our Beloved cousin and cousin -in-Law. Your passing away has left a vacuum in the family. We will greatly miss your love and companionship. The loss of a loved one is never easy and sometimes harder to accept. Questions that never got answered. In the midst of all these, The Lord will draw us near and be our comfort. Blessed are the Dead which die in the Lord. That they may rest from their labours and their works do follow them. May the Lord grant you eternal Rest.
Posted by Jamestina Sankoh on 27th October 2014
In all the world we shall not find A heart so beautifully kind So soft a voice, so sweet a smile An inspiration so worth the while A love so pure, so deep A memory so beautiful to keep Fare thee well Aunty Lorna Knowing you was such an honor
Posted by Jamestina Sankoh on 27th October 2014
L oving and kindhearted you always were O nce a friend always a friend that was you R eliable, dependable, always there for all N ever angry,never bitter even when hurt A lready in heaven I kno; coz that's where U belong ADIEU MY SISTER AND FRIEND- MAY U REST IN PEACE By Venetia Macarthy
Posted by Eugene Allen on 26th October 2014
I was not privilege to meet you in person, though I believe somewhere in time past, we might have interacted, as I happen to know so many people who knew you, including your husband, who was my senior at high school. From what I have heard about you, from those close and even those feebly acquainted, you were an embodiment of God's wish on Earth. You touched so many in such a strong positive way. The kind of person we all yearn to be everyday when we wake up in the morning. If only one-third of the world were like you, what a wonderful place Earth would've been. But you've left behind, a lesson on humanity. How we ought to conduct our lives toward each other, as creation of God. Thank you for the meaningful contribution you've made to mankind. You've left an indelible mark that would carry your memory for a long time yet, in the honor it deserves. Your work here is done. Go gracefully in the peace you've earned. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. God bless.
Posted by Mohamed Bag on 25th October 2014
Lorna, I pray that you rest in eternal peace next to your mother and father. I have seen so many great comments about you. That is a testament to how much you cared for people. Your struggles are over; it's now time for your eternal rest in the most perfect peace. I am sure your kindness and beauty will live on through your children! I am so glad I was able to connect with you and your siblings on FB after so many years. Until we meet again, sleep on!
Posted by Ian Rosenior on 25th October 2014
He will gather the gems for his kingdom. All the pure ones, all the bright ones, his loved and his own. A song I learnt from your grandmother Ariyo and it is a comfort that you are one of God's precious jewels. Far away but always in touch. Earth has one gentle soul less. And heaven, one angel more. May you find eternal peace dear gentle cousin.
Posted by Cherz F on 24th October 2014
My dearest aunty Lorna, “gone but not forgotten”. My mom just told me that my aunt lost her battle to cancer 2 days ago. My heart aches; as she was very near & dear to me. She taught me many things even though she lived quite far away. Thank you Aunt Lorna!!. I thought I saw her face today In the sparkle of the morning sun. And then I heard the angel say, "Her work on earth is done." I thought I heard her voice today Then laugh her hearty laugh. And then I heard the angel say, "There's peace little one at last." I thought I felt her touch today In the breeze that rustled by. And then I heard the angel say, "The spirit never dies." I thought that she had left me For the stars so far above. And then I heard the angel say, "She left you with her love." I thought that I would miss her And never find my way. And then I heard the angel say, "She's with you every day."
Posted by Amanda Kabia on 24th October 2014
Lorna (aka) baby Ariyo, my dear sister/friend, may your soul rest in perfect peace. Sadly missed along life's way, quietly remembered every day...No longer in our life to share, but in our hearts, you're always there.
Posted by LovezCandy Jay on 24th October 2014
I know that you're dead and you're gone for good but it's hard to accept. But now I've understood that Nothing lasts forever, even if it's good or it's bad. Now you're up in heaven and it makes me feel glad.....That finally your pain and sadness has ended just like the way God had intended. At this time you're standing at those big golden gates Up in heaven, where your new life awaits. I know you're looking down on us wanting us to be strong. And I know you have been all along. We all miss you and that's definitely true; When we think of all the times we had with you. For now you've gone up high in the sky, because this is your time to say goodbye! Continue To Rest In Perfect Peace Aunty Lorna French Sunrise:22/09/1956-Sunset:21/10/2014 Sleep on Beloved till We meet again to part no more!!!!!
Posted by Alison French on 24th October 2014
A face that is always on my mind, smiles that I have seen countless times and eyes that light up the night sky like the moon would. One last battle u could not finish fighting. Monday was extremely long and so was the night, then came Tuesday morning. I knew u would leave me soon as I looked into your eyes knowing we could no longer be together on earth. You fought so hard to stay with us, but now all I look at is a photo just to see that beautiful smile of yours coz I have no choice. Great memories I will always keep in my heart and for eternity I will always love u. I will never understand why He called u home so soon so I won't try to question Him, but one thing I know is that God is looking after u for me till I can join you. Love u forever. Xxx ALISON
Posted by Arnold Norman on 24th October 2014
Lorna, my dear sister, you have left us in deep sorrow and grief, but your memories will forever live on. The very love we have for each other in Christ brings us deep sorrow when we are parted by death. Jesus himself wept at the grave of his friend. So, while we rejoice that one we love has entered into the nearer presence of our Lord, we sorrow in sympathy with those who mourn. Sleep my dear and take your eternal rest - AMEN !
Posted by Riet Mason on 23rd October 2014
By Ayo Mason - If I were to answer the question "what is the name of your sister, friend, cousin, representative and mitigator in Freetown?" I will not hesitate in answering "Ariyo". Ariyo as you are known familywise, we have always ben there for each other. Though a true fighter to the end of the struggle, the pangs of death would not recede. How hard you paved your way through life. Every stride you made was wholeheartedly and successfully achieved. Even though death came as a relief, I will always mourn your loss. Oh how you left too soon without reaping the fruits of your labor! May what you have lost on earth be regained in Heaven. Sleep on and take your perfect rest on Jesus' breast. We love you well but Jesus loves you best.
Posted by Crimilda Wilson on 23rd October 2014
Ms. Lorna, no words can describe the pain of losing you. I can still hear your sweet still voice giving me words of wisdom, support and courage when the going gets tough. You were a woman of faith and that was what kept you going until that fateful day that your maker called you to rest . You are safe in father Abraham's bosom. Sleep on beloved sleep and take your rest.
Posted by Amasara Jalloh on 23rd October 2014
May she rest in perfect peace and may light perpetual shone on her. you will be surely missed aunty. My prayers also go to Jayne, you will find comfort in the Lord as God is your strength. Only the heart that loves knows the sorrows of parting. Take heart my dear.
Posted by Amasara Jalloh on 23rd October 2014
May she rest in perfect peace and may light perpetual shone on her. you will be surely missed aunty. My prayers also go to Jayne, you will find comfort in the Lord as God is your strength. Only the heart that loves knows the sorrows of parting. Take heart my dear.
Posted by Riet Mason on 23rd October 2014
I am laying a flower too because I know you loved flowers. Guess you'll find even more beautiful and sweeter smelling ones in Heaven. Rest in peace aunty Ariyo.
Posted by Riet Mason on 23rd October 2014
Dear aunty Ariyo. You were a family person and made everyone you met in life feel loved. You cared so much for every member of your family (including the extended wing). You were always available to offer comfort to troubled ones, help to those in need and advice to the confused. Your beautiful soul has been called to rest by your Savior. I will miss your warmth, love, care, beautiful smile and motherly advice. Rest from your labors dear aunty. Sleep on in the Savior's loving arms. Until we meet in Heaven.
Posted by Francis Dargbeh on 23rd October 2014
Mummy....you taught me to be true to myself and God and to always believe that God is never late. I treasure those words and would live with them. You were always accommodating to every one.I would miss you.I thank God for your life.May you rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Charles Owusu Ansah on 23rd October 2014
Aunty Lorna, you'll definitely be remembered forever, especially the wonderful and unique personality of yours. You were one of the few relatives that perfectly fit and substitute in any capacity as a very close family member. I had so many experiences with you whilst growing up in Freetown and even the few ones with you Ghana. I always appreciated the your hospitality to Gramma Eva and I, when we would pass by after church service at Buxton Church for a short chat. Your motivational messages of I should make Aunty Eva and Ayo proud at school would still be remembered. Rest In Perfect Peace
Posted by Jamelia Georgestone on 23rd October 2014
You will 4ever be missed indeed Ms Lorna as we use to call you. My husband and I were so blessed to have you and your husband in our lives as godparents on that life long journey we started 13 years ago. You'd always say and complement us with good words of kindness. We thank God for knowing and having you in our lives. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. To the entire family, the Holy Spirit will be your comforter now and always in Jesus name.
Posted by Leilah Ariyo-Lewis on 22nd October 2014
Sleep on, sleep on, my beautiful sister. Sleep and take your much desired rest. Your strife is over and you won the battle. You are immortal and fully restored in health and faith. You will for ever be remembered. The Lord always picks the best, and so you had to go and be with him. Be my guardian angel, my darling, and look down on me with your warmth and love. I miss you so much. I'd like to share this old poem that I wrote, with you again sis.... With a conniving spirit It shows its ugly soul, Preying on innocent souls Oblivious to its vile. This thing called cancer Its true form unknown, Starks incognito, until its roar is heard. Be not proud, for your sting is deep, Be not proud, for your cut is deep, Be not proud, for your victory is false. You shall be conquered, You shall be defeated!!! Rest in peace my dear sweet sister. I love you!

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