Death Announcement of the Late Emmanuelita Esi Siebu- Roper


Sunrise: April 5, 1981

Sunset: September 9, 2021

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

It is with profound grief and sorrow that the Siebu, Roper, Dokie, and Norman families announce the passing of Emmanuelita Esi Siebu – Roper. Esi’s transition to Heaven took place on Thursday, September 9, 2021, in Birmingham, AL, USA.

Emmanuelita Esi was born at ELWA hospital in Paynesville, Liberia on April 5, 1981 unto the union of Mr. Emmanuel K. Siebu and Mrs. Keturah Norman – Siebu. Esi began her schooling at the JJ Roberts United Methodist School in Monrovia, Liberia and graduated from the St. Teresa’s Convent High School where she excelled in academics. She briefly attended the Cuttington University College in Suakoko, Liberia, prior to imigrating to the United States. While in the United States, Esi completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing at The University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL and became a Registered Nurse. In light of her deep compassion for people and love for Nursing, she went on to earn her Masters of Science in Nursing degree (Public Health emphasis) from the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. Esi most recently served as the Director of Nursing at NHS Management, LLC in Birmingham, AL and owned her own healthcare entity, ICARE Home Companion and Sitter Services LLC.

Esi leaves behind to mourn her loss the following persons: her husband – Jerold Dwayne Roper and his family; her sons – Rockefeller and Jonathan; her mother – Mrs. Keturah Norman – Siebu; her siblings – Karmon Dokie (Junior), Sam Siebu (Oscar), Kathleen Ekua Siebu; aunties, uncles, cousins, nephews, niece, and a hosts of relatives and very close friends in the United States, Africa, Europe, Australia and other parts of the world. Esi was predeceased by her father, Emmanuel K. Siebu (former Deputy Minister of Public Works, Liberia).

Esi’s life touched so many and all of us, everyone of us, mourn her passing. She was a person of faith and her abiding faith in God remained strong till the very end. May her soul rest in perpetual peace.

Homegoing Celebrations for Emmanuelita Esi Siebu-Roper: Viewing of the Body:

Friday, September 24, 2021 – Viewing: 5PM – 7PM

Smith and Gaston Funeral Home 102 6th Ave SW.

Birmingham, AL 35211

Funeral Service:

Saturday, September 25, 2021 Viewing: 10.30AM – 11AM

Time: 11AM – 12.30PM

Smith and Gaston Funeral Home 102 6th Ave SW.

Birmingham, AL 35211


Zion Memorial Gardens 501 Tarrant Huffman Rd Birmingham, AL 35206


Highland Park Golf Course & Club – 3300 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35205

Floral memorials can be sent directly to the Smith & Gaston Funeral Services at 102 6th Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211

Noteworthy: COVID Protocols will be strictly adhered to with Masking and Social Distancing required – Funeral Service will be limited to no more than 100 persons.

Lodging Accommodations

Please mention “Siebu Family Block” for discounted rate

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Birmingham/Fultondale 1795 Morris Ave.

Fultondale, AL 35068

(205) 849-8484

Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham SE/Liberty Park 2090 Urban Center Pkwy

Birmingham, AL 35242

(205) 503-5220

Springhill Suites by Marriott Birmingham/Gardendale – 260 City Street, Gardendale, AL 35071

Contacts (USA):

Sam Siebu (Brother) – (919) 816-6636 (cell) and [email protected] (email) Karmon Dokie (Brother) – (443) 854-6920

Contacts (Liberia):

Madam Christiana Dagadu (Aunt) – (231) 77 803 8610

Felecia Rabbi Siebu (Cousin) – (231) 77 0963179

Thanks for the calls, prayers, text messages, words of encouragement and contributions during this time. Our family remain eternally grateful.