TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF THE LATE MOST RESPECTED LADY SISTER FRANCES PRAH (PGL) ON BEHALF OF THE GRAND COURT
TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF THE LATE
MOST RESPECTED LADY SISTER FRANCES PRAH (PGL)
ON BEHALF OF THE GRAND COURT OF THE NOBLE ORDER OF
THE KNIGHTS AND LADIES OF MARSHALL-WEST AFRICA AND LONDON
Then I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Happy are those who from now die in the service of the Lord! Yes indeed! Answered the spirit: They will enjoy rest from their hard work because the results of their good works go with them.” (Rev.14:13)
Most Respected Lady Sister Frances Prah, one of the greatest pillars behind the Noble Order of the Ladies of Marshall has fallen.
Our dear Past Grand Lady was a founding member of the Thais Lodge. She was a member of the Committee that negotiated and planned with the Supreme Officers for the merger of the three women groups namely Thais Lodge, Catholic daughters of Ghana and the Noble Ladies of Saint Anthony, Togo to form the Noble Order of the Ladies of Marshall.
When Grand Court was inaugurated in 1971, Most Respected Lady Sister Frances became the first Grand Secretary, a position she held for six years. She performed her duties with dedication and professionalism. As Grand Secretary, she travelled extensively with the then Grand Lady, Most Respected Lady Sister Mary Adu Acheampong (of blessed memory) to inaugurate the following Courts –
Ho Court 10, 1971; Tarkwa Court 11;1972, Tamale Court 12 Mampong Ashanti Court 13, 1974; Court 14 Berekum 1974; Court 15 Sunyani,1974, Court 16, Ejisu 1975,Elmina,Court 17,1974,Court 18 Dunkwa – On –Offin,1975; Wa Court 19,1976;Bekwai Ashanti Court 21,1977;Court 22 Aneho,Togo 1977;Court 23 Hohoe 1977;Court 24 Kpalime,Togo 1977; Court 25 Half Assini,1977; Tema, Court 26 1978,and Denu,Court 27,1978.
She was installed Grand Lady of the Ladies of Marshall in 1979.Under her leadership as Grand Lady, the following Courts were inaugurated-Monrovia (Liberia) Konongo, Axim, Bolgatanga and Offinso-Ashanti.
Most Respected Lady Sister Prah had so many sterling qualities that endeared her to all who came to know her.
As an educationist, she brought the attributes of a teacher to bear on her leadership as a Grand Lady.
She reigned with forthrightness, consistency and firmness. She was principled and never compromised on truth.
Our dear Mother was a mentor and counsellor to many Officers and non-officers of the Ladies of Marshall and was able to change the lives of those who came her way and needed help.
She exhibited motherly disposition, good-natured humour towards all but ensured strict adherence to rules and regulations by all and sundry.
Most Respected Lady, we are not here to say “Good bye” to you, we are here to celebrate the gift of you to the Noble Order of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall and a life well lived in the service of God and mankind. Volumes and volumes of your good deed could have been written but as Albert Pike said, “What we have done for ourselves dies with us;
What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
May our mediatrix, patroness and Mother Mary and all the Angels lead you to the bosom of the gracious Father. Our dear Mother, Past Grand Lady rest in perfect peace till we all meet again. Fare thee well, mum. AMEN ! ! !