Oretha M. Bureh

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Oretha’s service will be livestreamed below.

Oretha Manu Cole Bureh, 60, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2022, at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota. Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Friday, September 7, 2022, at God’s Favor Ministries International Moorhead MN 56560.
Oretha Manu Cole Bureh was born in Monrovia, Liberia on June 3rd, 1962, the daughter of Thomas Cole Snr. and Hawah Sonii Cole of Monrovia, Montserrado County, Liberia, West Africa. She married Abu Thomas Tuner Bureh and was blessed with five children.
She attended St. Theresa Convent Catholic School, attended high school in Bompe, Sierra Leone, West Africa, and graduated from the University of Liberia, Monrovia in 1989 with honors.

Manu became a Catholic when she married Mr. Abu Tuner Bureh at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Monrovia. Her life was an exemplary model of faith, loyalty, and integrity for her family, and friends.

She left to cherish her memory her loving family and children, Emmanuel Bureh. Jejeh Bureh, Isatta Bureh Tiahgan, Gerald Bureh, John S. Bureh, Elfreda Bureh Sheriff; Father Matthew Abu Cole, SMA, Doctor & Mrs. Morris Annie M. Cole Koffa, Thomas Sandie Cole, Jnr., Kadie Cole, Siatta Cole Kieta; and a host of relatives and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Cole, Snr., and mother, Hawah Sonii Cole.


Visitation - Thursday: October 6, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Prayer Service - Thursday: October 6, 2022 7:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Going Home Service: October 7, 2022 9:00 am

God Favor Ministry
1110 14th St S.
Moorhead , MN 56560

Burial: October 7, 2022 12:00 am

Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo
32nd Ave N and University Ave.
Fargo ND 58102,

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  1. My deepest condolences 🙏🙏🙏 to the Bureh family and I pray that God 🙏 strengthen the entire family in this time of bereavement as they lay their beloved Mother to rest. Especially to My friend and brother Emmanuel Bureh I knew how close you were to your beloved Mother 🙏.My prayers is with you brother.

  2. A big tree has fallen, a tree that was a reservoir of resting for all the inhabitants around it, a tree that was useful in all seasons. The tree was planted by an owner but grown to be for everyone. Today we bleed with our hearts that that tree is no more😭😭.
    Sleep on mother O. Manu Bureh, your body returns to mortality but your legacy Ives forever, you children are reunited as one big family and our prayers will forever be with them.
    Hold on Alicia, Emmanuel, Isatta, Jerah, Sensee and the rest of the family, we live you and keep you in our prayers🙏🙏.

    Apt. Amb. Isaac B Wesseh Jr. And the Mountain of Faith Assembly of God Church, Brewerville

    Our tribute I just wrote

  3. We love you aunty Oretha, God is with us all. Take care family, please say strong and take things day by day. I love you all, God bless you.

  4. How I wish today’s haven’t arrived but thanks to God for the life well lived grandma. It’s the reality that I won’t get to receive calls, text and advices from you after today, my heart is so hurt cause you’re irreplaceable with love, care and affection shown us there’s nowhere it’s going to be found. Rest on grandma and this is a promise to you that I will always be strong and live your legacy to be a successful and a proud grandson left behind love you with everything till it hurts 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. On behalf of Commandery #448, Knight of St. John International, we extend our deepest condolences to the Bureh family for the lost of a Golden heart. Rest in peace Mother Oretha Bureh.

  6. We cannot imagine how your family feels during these moments. Our hearts go out to them, because it is so heartbreaking to see you go, Aunty Manu. We pray that God gives them comfort and peace as they mourn your passing.

    Accept our deepest condolences 🙏

  7. You were a mother to not only your children but also their friends. Sleep on Aunty Manu. You will be missed.
    My Heartfelt condolences to Emmanuel and siblings. Sending prayers your way during these difficult times 🙏

  8. My condolences 🙏 go to the bureh family 👪 🙏 not forgotten my bro Emmanuel may God comfort 🙏 😢 💔 your doing this time of your bereavement. You already know the feeling bro.

  9. Monjue Grigsby. I pray you get your solace in the Lord Jesus Christ.May God heal your wounded 💓💓

  10. Your outward beauty is indicative of your inner disposition. Your infectious smile, a ready welcome to your home. You were a mother to all. We will miss you. Sleep on Many. St. Mary parish will remember you in our daily Masses.
    To the family: May the Lord be a shoulder to lean on. Courage.

  11. My condolences Emmanuel to you and the intire family 👪 🙏 God got you ppl take hearts 💕 💞

  12. My deepest 💔 😢 condolences to the entire Bureh’s family.
    You all r in my prayers and thoughts 🙏.
    I am sending hugs ur way.. Mama 😭😭😭
    Oh ! Sleep easily we love n missed your smiling face. Emmanuel I know how closed u were to Mama, but take it easy n let God comfort ur broken 💔 heart.

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