November 5, 1943 ~ July 13, 2021

Born in: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Services

Visitation: July 24, 2021 11:00 - 1:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A
MILLER PLACE, NY 11764


Service: July 24, 2021 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A
MILLER PLACE, NY 11764


Interment:

Riverhead Cemetery
Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901


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  1. You were such a sweet and gentle woman, KK. May God grant you eternal rest and make His light shine on your soul always. My sincere condolences to your sons and brothers.

  2. Aunty KK dearie, thank you for a lifetime of love…and for taking us as your own children.
    In your presence there was always safety, grace, love and light.
    We pray for your eternal rest – in peace…until we meet again.
    We love(d) you much!

  3. Aunty KK dearie, thank you for a lifetime of love…and for taking us as your own children.
    In your presence there was always safety, grace, love and light.
    We pray for your eternal rest – in peace…until we meet again.
    We love(d) you much!

  4. Ms KK, May God continue to guide your foot steps on your final journey…..may His light perpetually shine on you. Rest in His love and grace till we meet again!
    Lots of love.

  5. candleMay the good Lord the Holy one of Israel your creator grant you eternal life. May your soul continue to rest in perfect peace.

  6. candleAunty KK, thank you for your love and support that you render to me at my point of need. It is heartbreaking that you are gone but God knows the best. RIP

  7. I have so many fond memories growing up with aunty KK and her family who have had a great impact in my life. Aunty KK always had thay beautiful smile and was very kind. My thoughts and prayers with all the family. RIP

  8. candle… whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord (Rom 14:8). Aunt KK positively touched every life she encountered. You are dearly missed Aunty. Continue to wear your smile and rest well in the Lord!

  9. “If we live, we live for the Lord; and we if die, we die, we die for the Lord. Whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord” (Romans 14:8). May her soul Rest In Peace🙏🏽

  10. My family will miss you aunty. We will always remember ur pleasant smile .May you gentle soul rest in perfect peace.🙏🙏🙏

  11. Kathleen (fondly called K.K.) can be described as respectable, dignified, loving, caring, kind, always sharing. and staying connected. We have been friends since childhood and she has stayed loyal throughout our years together. I will miss her gentle voice and sincere smile. She will be sorely missed. May God grant her peaceful and eternal rest. My warmest condolences to the entire family. Keeping you all in thought and prayer at this difficult time.

  12. Sleep well , may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace and may light perpetual shine on you.

  13. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace aunty KK. I will always remember your pleasant smile and gentle voice. My condolence to the entire family.

  14. KK.What a wonderful friend and neighbour you were to my family and I all the years we spent at Spur Road (Freetown)
    May angels lead you into Paradise.
    May martyrs receive you at your arrival to the holy city Jerusalem

    Otolorin Griffin +

  15. Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of Auntie Kay Kay. She was a warm person and always smiling.
    May her soul rest in perfect peace.

    God bless!

  16. The memories I hold of you Aunty KK are aplenty; especially at 34 Spur Road….Your calm, warm and welcoming spirit will forever leave a void in our lives. We love you and will miss you 😢. May God grant you eternal rest! 🙏🏽

  17. candleMama I never met you in person, but your contribution to humanity is endless. Thank God for your life.

  18. My deepest condolences to the entire Ashwood family. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Aunty KK.

  19. Remi Samu (Née Johnson)
    Dear KK you were such a dear friend when we were in school. Gentle caring and respectful to all. I will always remember you. Rest In Perfect Peace My condolence to the family

  20. Rest in peace dear KK. You have gone home to rest. May perpetual light shine upon you. Amen 🙏

  21. Beloved KK. We dearly remember your kind,.warm heart, loving and caring ways. Memories of your friendship will forever linger in our hearts. May God grant your gentle soul eternal rest and may light Perpetual Shine on You.
    Heartfelt sympathy to the entire family.
    Valerie Patnelli & Family

  22. KK I will always remember your pleasant smiles and your sweet, gentle voice. May God grant you rest eternal.

  23. KK, we will always remember you. May you rest in perfect peace and may light perpetual shine upon you.

  24. Aunty KK thanks for giving me so much love and encouragement during your life. You accepted me as I am and even when you were weak you still found strength to encourage me.

    You will be greatly missed.
    May God grant you eternal rest till we meet again.

    My deepest sympathy to the family

  25. KK I have always held fond memories of you and Joseph Ashwood my cousin and of course your beautiful smile. May your soul RIP

    • candle“KK” my dearest SISTER, you had fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith. Thanks for continuing the RICH LEGACIES which your BEAUTIFUL MOTHER Mrs Mary Kponou, “MA” had left to Sierra Leone and the wider world. Your FAMILY’S UNRIVALLED contributions to my PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELLBEING, in particular, to my CHILDREN (GENEVIEVE AND KENNETH), has pride of place in my HEART, and the PLEASANT MEMORIES will last forever, until we all meet to part no more. You have now been called home, to be reunited with deceased loved ones, and also to join the CHORUS OF ANGELIC VOICES IN GOD’S HEAVENLY KINGDOM. “KK” my dearest SISTER, may your BEAUTIFUL SOUL continue to Rest In Perfect Peace. Au revoir Madame.
      My husband Harold, joins me in extending our heartfelt condolences to the CHILDREN, SIBLINGS AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY.
      “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal. Memories are forever. ”

      Mrs Regina Mason (nee Lewis)
      LONDON, ENGLAND.

  26. KK my darling, may your sweet, gentle soul rest safely in the arms of Jesus, and your memories continue to be a blessing.

  27. candleRIP beautiful, quiet, dignified KK, a loyal friend since we met at the Preparatory class of the Annie Walsh Memorial school. Deeply saddened. My warmest sympathy to the Kponou and Ashwood family.

  28. Condolences to Ashwood family.
    Dear Kathleen, memories of you are in our hearts forever.

  29. Aunty KK you were loved by all and your smile says it all about your warmth and kindness. I remember visiting you at spur road in freetown to plait your hair and always say to me “Thank you for your hand work” and with that lovely smile. We gonna miss you greatly. Rest in peace Ma.♡♡

  30. Oh my dear friend and mentor from Liberia where we worked. The best caterer. A true family friend

  31. Oh KK how you warmed our hearts so, may you rest in blissful peace as we will see you again on the other side!
    Lots of love x

  32. Ms. KK may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. When ever we met I use to see my aunt Mary in you, your soft words and gentle smiles. They will always flash in my memories.

  33. My heartfelt sympathy to the Ashwood family. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace and rise in glory.

  34. My heartfelt sympathy to the Ashwood family for the death of your mum, Aunty KK. She was such a sweet person. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace and rise in glory.

  35. May mother earth rest gently on you Mama Ashwood and may light perpetual shine on you.
    “APAPA WHARF” CLASS OF ’99 FBC ENGINEERING GRADUATES benefited from the love you have for children.
    May you rest in perfect peace.

  36. I was very lucky to have met and spent time with Auntie KK, such a wonderful lady, very wise and caring.
    She’ll be very sadly missed, may she rest in peace.

  37. candleAunty kk you are one in a million, you are all the children mummy you were so kind and good hearted ,you will always be in our mind , we always welcome at ur house to see ur type is not easy we miss u Aunty sleep and take your rest . We love you but Jesus loves you more.

  38. Kk Dear
    We bonded through our sons who are both named Ekundayo and your mum when me and your mum volunteered at SL Children’s Home
    May your gentle soul RIPP

  39. Rest in perfect peace KK, No more pain, you are at peace. To the Ashwood and Kponou families, my deepest sympathy to you all.

  40. candleAunty K.K.,

    May the road rise up to meet you

    May the wind be always at your back

    May the sun shine warm upon your face;

    the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,

    may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

    Rest in Peace.
    Fondly remembered,
    Michelle

  41. candleMy sincere condolences to the Ashwood and Kponou families, and may KK’s gentle soul Rest In Perfect Oeace.

  42. Rest well dear KK. You have run your race well, your work on earth is done. Enter now into the Mansion that the Lord has prepared for you and enjoy your sweet repose! Amen.

  43. May the soul of Aunty KK.rest in the Lord. Our sincere condolences to the family.we are praying for you at this difficult time.

  44. candleWe are deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. From Mrs. Esther Bangura and family.

  45. Death relieves our loved ones of their suffering, but it puts us in pain… what a conflict. Receive our deepest condolences. On behalf of Esther Bangura and family.❤❤

  46. Aunty KK, your work on earth is done but your memory lives on.

    I am glad to have known you and your family because you are one of the nicest people I have ever met.
    Sleep on beloved, sleep and take your rest, until we meet again, goodbye.
    May your soul and that of Uncle Joe, rest in eternal peace.

    Sincere condolences to the rest of the family. Mourn with the hope that she is in a better place now. May God almighty, comfort you at this time of grief.

  47. candleHappy memories of our years of friendship growing up in Freetown.Will always remember the loving and gentle person you were.Good bye my friend.May the angels welcome you in heaven.Rest in Peace.

    • candleHeartfelt condolences to the Ashwood and Kponou families.
      May KK’s gentle and sweet soul continue to Rest In Perpetual Peace.

  48. I am extremely saddened by the death of my sister-in-law Kathleen. KK, as she was fondly called, was a lovely Christian lady. Very kind and hospitable, gentle and gracious. She had a strong faith in God and a good knowledge of the Bible.

    She was also fond of the hymn “We Have No Abiding City Here” especially the last verse:
    “But hush my soul nor dare repine
    The time my God appoints is best
    While here to do his will be mine
    And His to fix my time of rest.”

    May her soul rest in peace.

  49. candleKK, you were such a loving, caring, very pleasant person. I will always remember the mangoes you lovingly picked from your tree (fresh pick) for the twins and made sure they were delivered by one of your sons. Thanks for your love. Indeed we have no abiding city here. We thank God for your life and may you find eternal rest in His Kingdom. Our condolences to the rest of the family.

    • KK you were the light and rock for so many especially for my brother Joe and particularly for your three sons Joseph Ekundayo and Ernest. You touched multitudes simply by being there…the unique smile soft but reassuring voice will forever remain a fond memory.
      May God grant you perpetual peace and rest.

  50. My Dear kk, so sad to hear that you have gone to rest with the Lord. I just wanted to thank you for your kindness while at Virginia Tech. May the good lord grant you eternal and peaceful rest.

  51. Rest In Peace Aunty KK.

    To the family: So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help bring you all comfort and peace, and may the love of those around you get you through the days ahead.

  52. KK our heart aches for losing you but we know that you are free from all the pain and at peace. We will miss your cheerfulness and smiling face. May your sweet soul rest well in God’s bosom. Heartfelt condolences to all the family far and wide. Sleep and take your rest Dear KK.

  53. KK my memories of you will be your ever ready calm and cheerful voice always accompanied with a smile. You always had a way with people around you was always a pleasure to interact with. It was always a pleasure to visit Spur Road when you were around. You are now having a well deserved rest and free from all pain. Sleep in perfect peace Big Sis. You will be missed.

  54. candleSincere and Heartfelt condolences to the entire family on this great loss! May her Soul rest in Perfect Peace!

  55. candleRest in eternal peace, Aunty Grandma KK. You gentle and gracious spirit will remain with us forever.
    My sincere sympathy to Jojo and the entire family

  56. candleSincere condolences to the entire family and friends who mourn this sad loss.

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
    – Unknown

    May her soul rest in eternal peace!

  57. candleMy heart felt sympathy to the entire family. May the Lord grant eternal rest to KK, and to you comfort and consolation.

  58. candleMy heart felt sympathy to the Ashwood and Kponou family .May God comfort your family at this difficult moment.KK you will always be in our hearts and I will always cherish our memories .May God grant you eternal rest.

  59. I’ll always have special memories of you in my heart.
    Rest well Aunt KK.🌺
    LUBA & GRANDMA MYRTLE.

  60. candleOur deepest condolences to the Kpounous and Ashwoods, especially to KK’s sons and surviving siblings.
    Dear KK. You always had a sweet, reassuring smile
    and were genuinely unassuming, affable and supportive. May Light Perpetual shine on you as you Rest In Eternal and Perfect Peace!

    Balkie on behalf of the Kamaras, Hatibs, Jawaras & their families

  61. You were gentle and loving KK, and you will be greatly missed.
    May your soul soar in eternal light and peace!

  62. All aunty Suzanne Allagbe’s children are with you in prayer Rest in peace sister KK

  63. All Aunty Suzanne Allagbe’s children are with you in prayer. Rest in peace sister KK

  64. Condolences to JoJo, Ekundayo, Ernest, Issata and all the Kponous and Ashwoods on the sad loss of our dear KK.
    In Genesis 28, v.17, we read: “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the House of God, and this is the Gate of Heaven.” KK, our Yawo, we know that God has embraced you and given you a calm passage home. May your sweet soul rest in an everlasting peace. Amen! So grateful to have known you in this lifetime. With love, Amelia and Modupe Broderick

  65. KK. A classmate who cannot be forgotten. So gentle and soft spoken .
    Rest in perfect peace and may flights of angels wing you to your rest.

  66. Miss KK as we the kumba Banda Family used to call her. She was a wonderful lady when I was growing up. I just have a little memory of her until i was taken to kissy. She help our family greatly when i was growing up. May her precious soul rest in perfect peace and my God forgive her mistakes as we are humans. Till we meet again Miss KK.

  67. KK, a de mɛmba frɔm we wi ɔltu bin de Shalɔt Strit we wi bin ol 5 ia – te wi go Ani Wɔlsh – te wi ɔltu man dɛn wok na NDMC, te wi kam tɔŋ bak, wan de wi nɔ mek plaba. eya, yu dɔn go. a fil am o. Bɔt, a tɛl Gɔd tɛnki fɔ yu layf. Papa Gɔd, wi lɛf KK na yu an.

  68. Mama, you lived a modest and fulfilled life which is also evident in the lives of your children.
    It is now time to take your rest and receive your crown.
    My condolences to the Ashwood family.

    May her soul rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen

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