Ronald ‘Brah Cole” Mansaray went home to be with the lord on April 20,2021.
Ron was born January 26,1954 in Freetown, Sierra Leone to the late Semion Mansaray and Yommie Cole.
Surviving family includes his loving wife LaDonna Gatlin Mansaray. 2 brothers David and Agie Bola MacFoy, 3 daughters Yommie Cole, Sara Mansaray and Kia Butter.
Ron had 3 stepsons Donald,Jewell, and Kamiyo Gatlin. He had 8 grandkids Yusuf, Kankay, Alusine and Hassan Bangura. Jayden, Jaylen and Malia Gatlin and Craig ButlerI II. 4 cousins Alphaeus, Melrose, Viola and Yvonne Collier.
Ron came to America in 1990 and settled in Alexandria, Va. there he met his wife LaDonna in 1993. He later relocated to Columbus, Oh.in 1995 LaDonna joined him in 1996. Ron and LaDonna were married in 1996 in Columbus,Oh. Ron was employed with Vertis Printing for 23 yrs until his retirement in 2018.
Ron was an active member of the Mobahanday Organization. He enjoyed being around friends, talking about politics and back home in Sierra Leone.
He enjoyed watching Football, Basketball and worshiping the lord.
He was very generous with his time offering rides to friends when they needed it. He welcomed newcomers to Columbus from other States and abroad.
Special Friends Alimata Bah, Wurie Dumbuya, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Samba, Mr. and Mrs. Sedia Jabbie,Adama’Police” Lowe of Columbus. Mr. and Mrs. Allie Turay, Mohamed Fofanah,Alhassan Otheme Sesay of Alexandria,Va. and so many others.
The family would like to especially thank President Edward Bangura and The Mobahanday Organization.
We would also like to thank Bishop Edward Roy-Macauley, Honorable Amalie Saloh, David Kamara, Pastor Solomon and the Freedom in Christ Church, Sierra Leone Columbus Club of Ohio.
A Visitation will be held on Saturday May 15,2021. 9:00 am-10:00 am and funeral service 10:00 am-11:00 am. Burial will follow in procession to Eastlawn Cemetery in Columbus Ohio.
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