Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fatmata Mahazu's Funeral Ceremony

On the cold Sunday morning of November 7th 2010, The Sierra Leone community in Minnesota lost a dear sister, mother and friend, Mrs. Fatmata Mahazu, after a protracted period of illness. Fatmata Mahazu had lived in Minnesota for many years, and had raised her children in the state. She had been employed at the Jones Harrison Residence in Minneapolis for over 12 years.

Mrs Fatmata Mahazu is survived by her husband Mr Mohamed Mahazu, two sons Mustapha and Mohamed Jr. and a daughter Aisha. Mrs. Mahazu's sister, Massah Sheriff, had recently come from Sierra Leone to help her during the latter period of her illness. She also left behind thousands of relatives and friends in USA, Sierra Leone, and abroad. Fatmata was born Sheriff, in Dama, Kenema district.

Mrs. Mahazu was a very active member of the Minnesota Chapter of the Tegloma cultural and philanthropic organization, a Sierra Leone non-profit with headquarters in USA. Mrs. Mahazu was buried in the city of Burnsville, Minnesota, on Wednesday November 10th, 2010, after a well attended funeral ceremony at the Burnsville Islamic Center. Mrs. Mahazu will be missed by her family, friends, the Sierra Leone Community in Minnesota, and The members of Tegloma, Minnesota Chapter. May God grant her peace in the life hereafter.

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