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Mami Sarah Mweti Anjoh – Brockton, MA
Mami Sarah Mweti Anjoh was born in 1941 in Kokobuma, a small village in the Bafaw community in Cameroon. She was born to Ta Samuel Mboe Makia and Ma Bertha Bessem. Mami Sarah had seven siblings and was the third child. Unfortunately, she did not have the chance to attend school due to the circumstances of the time.
At the young age of 15, Mami Sarah was given in marriage to Mr. Samuel Obase Nkongho, who was a teacher by profession. Due to her husband’s work, Mami Sarah lived in Ndian, Meme, and Kupe Manenguba divisions while her husband was pursuing his career. She later lost her husband, leaving her to raise three young children on her own.
Mami Sarah later got married to Mr. Isaiah Ehno Anjoh, a civil servant, and together they had five more children, bringing her total number of biological children to eight. Her husband being a civil servant with the government of Cameroon, required the family to live in different parts of the country such as Yaoundé, Buea, Bamenda, Kumba, Wum, and Balibo, among others were created meaningful relationship with people all over the country.
Although she was a housewife and a mother, Mami Sarah was also a skilled seamstress who designed and made clothing for people in her community. She was well known for her creativity, and many young men and women still sought her services to redesign and modify their clothes, even in her last days.
Mami Sarah was a loving and soft-spoken mother who was also strict in the upbringing of her children. Her strictness and guidance were reflected in the success of her children, many of whom became professionals, including professors, engineers, and accountants. Despite not having a formal education herself, Mami Sarah was very passionate about education, and she encouraged her children to pursue it to the best of their ability.
Aside from her biological children, Mami Sarah raised other children and grandchildren, making it hard to differentiate her biological children from the ones she took in. Her kindness and love for humanity were also demonstrated in her willingness to offer financial support to family members and friends in need. Mami Sarah’s telephone book that contained the phone numbers of all family members and friends was her number one companion wherever she went.
Mami Sarah was a strong and tenacious woman who went through hardships, including losing two husbands and three of her own children. However, her love, perseverance, and hard work helped her raise her family and other children in her community. Despite these challenges, she lived to the age of 82, becoming the pillar of strength and support for her children and siblings throughout their lives. Her kindness, generosity, and love for humanity will always be remembered, and she will continue to be an inspiration to many.
She left behind one sister, three brothers, five children, twenty grandchildren and twelve great grand children with families and friends to mourn her.
Calling hours are Friday, June 2, 2023 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM at the Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Funeral services are Saturday, June 3, 2023. Calling hours are 12 - 2:00 PM at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 701 Foundry Street, South Easton, MA 02375. Please meet the family at the church. A service will follow the calling hours at the church at 2 PM. Burial will take place in Cameroon at a later date. Please visit www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com for directions or to sign the online guest book.