Born in Sierra Leone on Nov. 4, 1952, she was a daughter of the late Mustapha and Mattu Kowa. She was raised and educated in Sierra Leone before coming to the US in 1980. In 2000 she proudly became a US citizen. Margaret graduated from Salem State College earning her bachelor degree in Nursing.
A 25 year resident of Lowell, Margaret previously worked as a Registered Nurse at Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA.
She was a member of the Sierra Leone Association of Lowell. She enjoyed dancing, cooking and was a great social event coordinator.
She was a member of the Lowell Assembly of God in Tewksbury and Charles Street AME Church in Dorchester, MA.
She is survived by a son, Amara Freeman of Lowell; three daughters, Rosemary Stephens and her husband, Thompson of Lowell, Sao Freeman and Jinna Freeman of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; three brothers, Andrew Kaikai of Boston, MA, Emannuel Siafa of Lowell, MA and Andrew Siafa of Sierra Leone; three sisters, Yatta Siafa, Moiuatu Siafa and Tiangay Siafa all of Sierra Leone; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Frances Issa.
Visiting hours Friday 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. April 15, 2016 at the Christ Jubilee Church,101 Smith Street Lowell, MA. Funeral Saturday at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the church. Burial in Westlawn II Cemetery, Lowell, MA