|VP Joseph Boakai|
The Vice President of Liberia, Joseph Boakai is visiting Columbus, Ohio Thursday, January 26, 2017 to attend the funeral ceremonies of former Head of State of the Interim Government of Liberia, Madam Ruth Sando Perry who passed away in Columbus on Sunday, January 8, 2017.
The President of the Liberian Association in Columbus Inc., Comfort Cole-Kenneh said Vice President Joseph Boakai will be representing the President of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the ceremonies.
According to her, “the funeral service of the late Madam Perry will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Trinity Episcopal Church located on 125 East Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43215. The service begins at 8am. The wake keeping is on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the same location for 6pm to 9pm.”
|Late Ruth Perry|
Also the Liberian Daily Observer said, “Madam Perry served as the third Interim Chair of the Council of State during the country’s civil crisis from September 3, 1996 to August 2, 1997. She succeeded Professor Wilton G. S. Sankawulo and presided over the transition of power to Mr. Charles Taylor following the 1997 special elections.
“As a civilian chair of the five-member Council of State, Madam Perry served along with warring faction leaders Charles Taylor of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia; Alhaji G. V. Kromah of the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy and Dr. George Boley of the Liberia Peace Council and two other civilian members, Oscar Quiah and Chief Tamba Taylor,” it added.