Georgiana Aboko-Cole

ABOKO-COLE Dr. GEORGIANA ABOKO-COLE On Thursday, February 26, 2009. Beloved sister of Remie Aboko-Cole (Kathleen), Princess Claire Aboko-Venn (Henry), Prince Aboko-Cole (Marjorie), and the late Samuel and William Ainor Aboko-Cole; sister-in-law of Kashopeh Aboko-Cole and Dr. Vivian Hicks. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving family members. Relatives and friends may call at Clifton Park Baptist Church, 8818 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD, on Thursday, March 5, from 5 p.m. until time of Vigil Service at 7 p.m., and at Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 1700 Powder Mill Road, Silver Spring, MD, on Friday, March 6, from 9 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. Interment Rock Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Clifton Park Baptist Church Diaconate or Church of Our Saviour Altar Guild.

Published by The Washington Post on Mar. 4, 2009.
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The news of Dr. Aboko-Cole's death was jolting.
To me she was the consummate functional Christian. The rippling effect of her life's work will affect thousands.
We first "connected" when we discovered that my grandfather raised those "white" sweet potatoes that are native to her homeland.
Years later,after my husband's death, she sent me the Psalms 18:32 verse that became my most sustaining condolence.
My son participated in her Program and is now practising Surgical Oncology.
We will cherish our memories of her and praise her purposeful life.
Jocelyn Barnwell
March 25, 2009
I just saw the notice in the Washington Post on March 16. I remember Georgiana from my days at Clifton Park and from the prayer group. I found Georgiana to be encouraging and positive, spiritually. I know there's a place for her in Heaven.
Brenda Payne
March 17, 2009
The words that I would describe Dr. Aboko-Cole are: nice, respectful, uplifting, caring, loving, promise-keeping, playful. All these words describe Dr. Aboko-Cole that made her a wonderful person.

May her soul look down on us and everyone else and we shall know that we are not alone because we still have her.

May she rest in peace and love.

From one of her Science Connections for Middle School Students
Siesha Jones
March 5, 2009
Dr. Aboko-Cole was dedicated to her students, and only wanted the best for our futures. I'm saddened to learn of her passing, but what a wonderful legacy she has left! To God be the glory!
Kim Q. B. Leathers, Ph.D.
March 4, 2009
The Jackson Family of Fort Washington (Breanna, Keanna, Rochelle & Eleesha Jackson - all former students of Dr. Aboko-Cole since 1993 and as recent as last summer) were saddened to hear of the loss of Dr. Aboko-Cole. She exposed each of our children to learning experiences and college atmosphere during their middle school and high school years. Their experiences with Dr. Aboko-Cole and her program caused them to hunger for higher education. It helped them realize the value of a college education and all of the enrichment activities that Dr. Aboko-Cole shared with them inspired them to consider careers in the health and science fields. Thank you Dr. Aboko-Cole. We love you and the work that you did. It pains us that we did not tell you while you were still with us. We pray that you will enjoy sweet rest, for surely you have earned it, through your wonderful deeds on this earth.
March 4, 2009
Georgiana will be missed by those of us who knew her as a part of the Howard University family. Her's was a life well lived and full of giving. May God bless you all in this time of sorrow.
Joyce & John Squire
March 4, 2009
Dr. Aboko-Cole was as giving a person as one could imagine. Having heard about her work at Howard University, and having met her through another HU professor, I was impressed by her dedication and determination to make a difference in the lives of college students. That drive eventually extended even further, to St. Camiilus School in Silver Spring. There she worked with the school's principal to plan a wonderful science-related trip for the 8th grade class of 2002 to New York and Canada. My oldest son was a member of that class. His 8th grade class was a very close-knit group, yet the trip managed to strengthen that bond, and the students, now college juniors, still recall their experiences and memories -- quite often!! As a parent-chaperone on the trip, we couldn't have asked for a more balanced, thoughtful, and educationally-rewarding trip for our young men and women. Through her many contacts, she arranged a tour at a medical school in Albany, NY; an Olympic Village, a science symposium, several museums, and even a maple syrup farm in Canada. During our stay in Quebec, Dr. Aboko-Cole managed to secure accommodations in a 5-star hotel, where we enjoyed wonderful food, a post-card view, and even a snowball battle amidst the cobblestoned streets of old Quebec. At the trips's end, the students were especially excited to make their own presentation to Dr. Aboko-Cole -- an orchid pin and book as a small token of their appreciation for all she had done. We were so proud of our students not only because they planned the gifts and presentation from start to finish, but also because Dr. Aboko-Cole had become a friend to them, and they realized what a special person she was and what a wonderful opportunity they had because of her. I am confident in speaking for the parents and students of the St. Camillus School Class of 2002 when I say that we will honor her accomplishments and in memorium try to live as she did -- in dedication and determination to make a difference.
Angela Adams
March 4, 2009
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