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Maysel Stella Ama Amissah Dontoh

Maysel Stella Ama Amissah Dontoh

27th May 1933 - 21st Jul 2020
87 years
It is with the deepest regret that we announce the sudden death on the 21st July 2020 of our beloved Auntie May. Mrs Maysel Stella Dontoh, affectionately called 'Auntie May' was a mother to 8 children, grandmother to 12 children and soon to be a great grandmother. Auntie May achieved so much both personally and professionally; * Diplomat and envoy to Dr Kwame Nkrumah (late first President of Ghana) * Appointed as the first woman Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana in 1979 *Appointed a Board Director of Ghana Airways *Ghanaian independence activist and was a staunch Convention People's Party (CPP) member *After the illegal overthrow of the Limann's government, she went into exile to the UK where she played an active role in the anti PNDC politics *While in exile in the UK she worked as a financial adviser with both Trident Insurance Company and Century Life now trading as Phoenix Life *A staunch fighter for Ghanaian human rights for the working people and strong advocate for social/economic justice and women's rights *First female teacher at Kwame Nkrumah own school, Ghana National College * Auntie May was called to the UK Bar (Inner Temple) in 1959 *She was a successful Barrister *The London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) Alumni Donor & Supporter *Roles held at Methodist Central Hall Westminister (MCHW) include; - Member of Finance Committee - Former Leadership Team Member - Member of Westminster Women’s Outreach Committee & Steering Group - MCHW Church Council Committee - Overseas Mission Representative - Former Vestry Steward - Former Leader of MCHW Ghanaian Fellowship  - Pastoral Leader *Patron to Mfantse Mpontu Kuw (MMK) *First President of Holy Child Past Students Association (HOPSA) UK & Ireland - 1988 to 1994 Funeral Service: Wednesday 12th August Starting at 11.00am BST where the hearse will go pass the family home. The church service will start 12.00 noon BST, followed by the burial at 1.30pm BST Below is the live video stream of the funeral Due to the Coronavirus pandemic there are now strict guidelines on attendance and safety protocols in place for funerals. Therefore please do not attend the funeral unless specifically requested by the family. If you would like to leave a tribute, message and share some pictures or memories of Auntie May please select ‘Add post‘ button below. We will treasure this forever. If you would like to also make a donation please select the ‘Donations’ button below. We really do appreciate and thank you for the outpouring of love, prayers, support and thoughts during this difficult time.


Cheryl Auguiste
Sincere condolences for your loss, she will live on in her beautiful children and grandchildren. You gave her such a beautiful send off. May your amazing Mum rest in eternal peace
Veronica Sackey
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult times. May God give you strength to endure.
Esther Thomas
Missing my gorgeous and beautiful mum! Forever in our hearts
Samaira Thomas
To the Family, Our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt love goes out to you. Auntie May will be deeply missed and we are truly saddened by her loss. Rest in perfect peace. With love from, The Thomas Family x
Gifty De-Souza
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Rest in peace aunty May
Mrs Esi Cleland
Thinking of you all at this time. We the Coker family have very fond memories of Auntie Maysel especially her smile and charming grace. May her soul rest in peace.
Philippa Muir
What a beautiful send off today. You all did May proud. May your sorrows turn to joy as you celebrate her wonderful life Peace !!
Yvonne Kurankye
In Loving Memory From Mfantse Mpontu Kuw
Mrs Stella Sarkodieh
Aunty Stella was a dear friend of my late father Mr Justice Kwadwo Agyei Agyepong, who was one of the 3 High Court Judges brutally murdered in June 1982 in Ghana. They were both law students in London, my daddy at King’s College and Aunty Stella at LSE. M
Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi
Rest in Peace Mum