Rev. Walter Richards’ Funeral Saturday June 27

first_imgThe death is announced of the Rev. Dr. Walter D. Richards, former Deputy Minister of Education, former principal of Ricks Institute in Virginia, former president of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention and former Chairman of the Board of the Baptist Theological Seminary. This sad event occurred on Friday, May 29, 2015 in his sleep at his home in the Jallah Prall compound on Broad Street, Snapper Hill, Monrovia. He was in his 84th year. Rev. Richards was also instrumental in the coming to Liberia of the Liberia Opportunities Industrial Corporation, which trained thousands of Liberians in many technical and vocational trades. He was also a founding member of the Liberian Council of Churches (LCC) and a member of the Inter-faith Council, later named the Inter Religious Council, which in 1990 intervened along with Roman Catholic Archbishop Michael K. Francis, Sheikh Kafumba Konneh, Canon Burgess Carr and others to help stop the Liberia civil war. Rev. Richards was also former pastor of Brewerville’s Salem Baptist Church and Clay Ashland’s First Baptist Church. He served both churches for extensive periods. A powerful Baptist preacher, his sermons often incurred the wrath of the Samuel Doe government. Indeed, when soldiers loyal to Doe entered the Richards family’s native Clay Ashland one afternoon in June, 1990, they went looking for Rev. Walter Richards, but mistook his brother, the eminent Liberian sculptor R. Vanjah Richards for Pastor Richards. The soldiers arrested R. Vanjah, beheaded him and threw his body into the Po River on the Bomi Hills highway.Family sources say Rev. Walter Richards was on his knees in a state of prayer when at between 12 and 1 o’clock p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015, the household staff went to his room. By that time he had already answered his eternal summons.His wife Mrs. Ora Gibson Richards and their children are in the United States of America. They are due in Monrovia shortly for the funeral.Walter Dossen Richards was born on August 24, 1931. His father was the Rev. David Richards, long time pastor of First Baptist Church, Clay Ashland and former Senator of Montserrado County.Walter’s two brothers, R. Vanjah and the eminent Liberian architect Winston D. Richards, like Walter himself, were all born the same year, 1931.A graduate of the University of Liberia, Walter began his career in eduction as principal of the Student Union at the foot of Benson Street on Crown Hill, Monrovia. The school was run by the Liberia National Students Union (LINSU).He later became the private secretary to the Vice President of Liberia, Dr. William R. Tolbert. It was Dr. Tolbert who sent Walter to the United States for further studies. He obtained a Master’s degree in Divinity and Religious Education.He was twice married, first to a Brooks lady from Harper, Maryland County, to which union a son was born. Walter later wedded Ms. Ora Gibson Richard and to this union several children were born.His brothers R. Vahnjah Richards and Winston D. Richards predeceased him.He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Ora G. Richards, his children Audrey Catherine Richards, Julius Wilfred Richards Sr., Walter David Richards, William Fred Cooper, Ingrid Martha Richards, David Sherman, Walter D. Richards, Jr., Warren Dean Richards and Hadiya Richards; 15 grand children; his sisters Bendu Moore and Louise Richards; nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. The Home-Going Events are as follow:June 26, 2015 – 1-3 p.m. Prayer Service & Viewing at Providence Baptist Church, MonroviaJune 26, 2015 5 p.m. – Wake Keeping at Salem Baptist Church, Brewerville (All Tributes Will Be Done At The Wake Keeping Except For Immediate Family, Churches, Liberia Baptist Convention, LOIC and Official Tributes)June 27, 20159 a.m. – Viewing at First Baptist Church, Clay Ashland11 a.m. – Funeral Service & Burial at First Baptist Church, Clay AshlandRepast Immediately Following Internment. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mick McCarthy named Ireland boss with Stephen Kenny taking charge after Euro 2020

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions CONFIRMED | The FAI are delighted to announce that Mick McCarthy is the new Ireland Manager with Stephen Kenny with taking over as U21 Manager. Full story: https://t.co/Jwxe1142ow #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/aQdZub628Q— FAIreland ⚽️ (@FAIreland) November 25, 2018Terry Connor, McCarthy’s loyal number two, will join as assistant coach, alongside Ireland’s record goalscorer Robbie Keane.“I’m honoured and excited to be back with the Republic of Ireland,” McCarthy said. “I am delighted that the FAI Board and CEO have given me this opportunity to lead the team to EURO 2020,” said McCarthy.“I have been involved in club football for the last 15 years, so this will be a new challenge but one that I know well. I’m delighted to have Terry Connor, a trusted colleague and excellent coach, and Robbie Keane, one of the finest players who I had the pleasure of managing, helping me as assistant coaches. Latest Football News REVEALED “I am looking forward to getting started and embracing this challenge to qualify for EURO 2020, where it would be fantastic to play in front of the Ireland supporters in Aviva Stadium.”FAI chief executive John Delaney said McCarthy was the obvious candidate to replace Martin O’Neill, who left the role this week after relegation in the Nations League.Delaney said: “This is a very exciting time for Irish football as we are able to welcome back a proven manager at international level in Mick McCarthy and also look to the future with Stephen Kenny. Mick McCarthy has been appointed Republic of Ireland manager until the end of Euro 2020, the Football Association of Ireland have confirmed.McCarthy takes charge on a two-year deal with Stephen Kenny, who takes immediate charge of the Under-21s, succeeding him after the next European Championship finals. REPLY REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “Mick was a great player for Ireland and then had a terrific impact as manager by guiding the team to the round of 16 in the 2002 World Cup following a memorable draw with eventual finalists Germany.“There is no doubt that he knows international football and has the appetite to lead the team forward again.”The highly-rated Kenny, who led Dundalk to the group stages of the Europa League in 2016, is set to be unveiled at a separate press conference next week. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Mick McCarthy’s managerial career Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY shining ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 1992-96: Millwall1996-2002: Republic of Ireland (first spell)2003-06: Sunderland2006-12: Wolves2012-18: Ipswich2018-20 (expected): Republic of Ireland (second spell) huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars BEST OF last_img read more