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Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

OBITUARY

Foday Mambu Brima Sawi Jr.

October 17, 1978May 7, 2020

Foday Mambu Brima Sawi was born on October 17, 1978 and passed away on May 7, 2020 and is under the care of Robert E. Evans Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on May 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD. Visitation will be held on May 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm at Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD. Visitation will be held on May 29, 2020 at 10:00 am at Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD. Funeral Service will be held on May 29, 2020 at 11:00 am at Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD. Graveside Service will be held on May 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm at The Glenwood Cemetery, 2219 Lincoln Road NE, Washington, DC.

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Services

28 May

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road
Bowie, MD 20715

28 May

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road
Bowie, MD 20715

29 May

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road
Bowie, MD 20715

29 May

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road
Bowie, MD 20715

29 May

Graveside Service

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Glenwood Cemetery

2219 Lincoln Road NE
Washington, DC 20002

Memories

Foday Mambu Brima Sawi Jr.

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Mirtha Brown

May 24, 2020

To the Sawi family and friends
May the peace of God comfort your hearts, and please accept the peace of His Holy Spirit to ease your pain daily
You are in my prayer.
Love
Mirtha Brown

Daphne Yema Sawyerr/Tucker

May 24, 2020

To the Sawi family, our heart felt sympathy for the loss of your loved son, husband, father, brother, cousin, nephew and uncle.
Foday was such a promising young man with so much hope for his future. Hard working and very determine to make the best of his life and to make his family happy and proud.
Yet at the prime of his life, his life was suddenly and sadly cut short. Our hearts are broken but we pray that God will console everyone and grant hope for the future. So that the family will find the courage and strength to carry on any unfinished work that he has left. God bless his memory. May his precious soul rest in peace in God's kingdom. Amen.

Andrew Konneh

May 23, 2020

I can’t imagine writing a memory of you now, why so soon?, the last time you called me us to inform me about a house buying project and that you were going to inform me about house opening celebration and it’s going to be a big party which I must be ready for, but I didn’t receive the call for the party but your funeral… WHY …
Growing up in Sawi compound as a boy, you were among the elder brothers we looked up to, giving us discipline and support. We always sit and wait on you hoping to receive bread (frie-frie) to eat each and every night. Whenever we go out at night, we always run back home in order for you not to reach home before us considering the punishment we will receive for going out and not studying. You gave us a lot of training that an elder brother can give to his younger ones, some of the discipline you imparted in us has contributed to who we are today. As a Christian, we don’t question God’s well cuz God knows best, all we ask is mercy on your gentle soul, May God grant you eternal resting place in His Kingdom. RIP BRO

Mohamed Jalloh

May 21, 2020

My thoughts and prayers with the family. May his soul rest in peace

Janet Coomber

May 21, 2020

Words are inadequate to express my sorrow at the news of your great affliction. My love and deepest sympathy to you all.

Lizzy Bangali

May 21, 2020

We grew up together, we got into all kinds of trouble together, we laughed at eachother and with eachother, we adviced eachother, we were the others' wingman, and comforter even whee we were far apart in different continents.
As an uncle, you took the place of a brother in my life. Am gonna miss our WhatsApp sessions were we outlined, applauded, corrected, or adviced eachother's plans. I thank the Lord for having given you to us.
I will forever cherish your memories Foday, we love you but God loves you the best. May you find your place (with that wonderfully infectious and healing smile of yours) amongst the heavenly choir looking over us your family and all those that were dear to you. Sleep on beloved uncle, sleep on and take your rest!

Musu Moigua

May 21, 2020

To my dear cousin and friend Mr Foday Mambu Sawi. Growing up together left an indelible mark in my life and all the females growing up at Sawi compound in the 90's. You were our shield, our protector when found in critical situations especially during teenage phase. You helped us make the right decisions in critical situations and your frank and forthrightness made it easy to talk to you even when you were far away. We will forever remember those great times.
May our good Lord keep you in his heavenly mansions, may his light shine on you and make your journey easy to the great beyond.
To our beloved wife Mary Sawi and kids. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to you for this huge loss . God alone can comfort you during times like these. Please take heart and may God bless you and the kids in unemagiable ways.
May light perpetual shine on Foday Mambu Sawi and may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace 🙏.

Joseph James

May 21, 2020

Foday was such a cheerful fellow,I have known him about 10 -20 years in the same high school, boarding and dormitory. Never saw where he was mad,but he was always smiling everytime.He used to always refer to me as "Mi Bra" in our local dialect anytime I met him.I will surely miss those meetings and moments,but I pray for you to be safe in the hands of Father Abraham. Good night Foday,sleep and take your rest little Brother.

Mohamed Keifala

May 21, 2020

FROM DUST TO DUST- INNA LILLAHI WA INNA RAGIOON. WE BELONG TO HIM. TO HIM WE SHALL RETURN. FODAY, YOU LEFT A VACUUM THAT WILL NEVER BE FILLED. YOUR MEMORY WILL CONTINUE TO LINGER ON FOREVER. THE FAMILY LOVES YOU BUT GOD LOVE YOU MORE. MAY ALMIGHTY CONTINUE TO GUIDE YOU IN YOUR JOURNEY OF ETERNAL REST. TILL THEN WE SHALL MEET AGAIN.

Gladys miatta Kamara

May 21, 2020

For your sake I will stop my tears
Ofodillay was one of my pet names for you
Whenever you hear me call you that name you knew I’m in for something
You knew me so much you could sense my mood from that vast distance ,just by listening on the telephone line
We would talk everyday sometimes twice in a day.
We always have our little cat and mouse (emotional blackmail)game over through the phone line with each of us trying to win the other ,it always ended with plumes of laughter and that Krio phrase from you (na watn now)meaning wats up ‘Mama G’ you are so quick to catch me out using your own preferred pet name for me
You know how to pronounce that in such a way that you-neve fail to make me smile even when my mood was down!
That phone line is gone dead
That sweet reassuring voice at the other end is now gone cold!
That smiling face that was so full of life and dreams ,has lost it’s brightening light!
Our mum used to tell me how you used to call me when I was a baby ‘Potaeh pkn’
meaning watery mouth

My Brother is gone
My BESTFRIEND only brother that any sister would ever wish for is gone
Our PRINCE ,Our WARROIR
I am so pained ,I am so broken ,I am so devastated.
My heart is aching ,my head is spinning and my mind is confused
I wish it was a nightmare oh !how I wish
Why ?Oh why did you leave so soon ,why did you leave without saying goodbye Ofodillay I thank God for giving me the blessings to be your kid sister and sharing every moments with you
Rest In Peace my only brother
My Bestfriend
My Knight in Shining Armour
My Warrior My Adviser
My Guiding Angel
Although you may have disappeared from the other end of the telephone line yet Mama G knows you are up there listening to her every cry and wishing she could see you smiling your contagious smile at her
So for you my darling I will try to stop my crying because I know you always hate to see me ’Mama G cry
Rest well my soja I love you to the moon and back ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😭😭😭😭

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