Fathia died on 31 May 2007 in Badrawy Hospital in Cairo due to a stroke after a period of illness.
Her memorial mass was held in the Orthodox Cathedral Church in Cairo by Pope Shenouda III on Friday, June 1, 2007. Subsequently, Fathia Nkrumah's bodily remains were flown to Ghana for a funeral at the State House and, following her "lifelong request," she was buried next to her husband at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. Her daughter, Samia Nkrumah was the CPP Member of Parliament for the Jomoro Constituency in the Western Region of Ghana,from January 7, 2009 to January 6 ,2013.
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