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Ating A Eminue
  • 24 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 19, 1991
  • Date of passing: Aug 30, 2015
Let the memory of Ating be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ating Eminue, 24, born on February 19, 1991 and passed away on August 30, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Edith Esubok on 30th August 2016

"It's been a year now it still seems like yesterday.  Rest well and sleep in peace little brother.  God bless your gentle soul."

This tribute was added by M'shabase Zulu on 13th June 2016

"Miss you lots"

This tribute was added by Destiny Anim on 19th February 2016

"Happy birthday dearest bro. Today would have made you a year plus on earth but I know; o yes I know you are having the best bash up there. We all miss you so much and not a dine short of the love we have always had for you, in short it increases more cos you died for a course. We have not forgotten. Your dear friends have decided to continue this for the love of you (yearly shoe donation to homeless shelter). See you on that glorious morning bro. #XoXo.
#TeamAtting
#Gonebutnotforgotten"

This tribute was added by Ariel Alston on 19th February 2016

"Afternoon birthday boy. I must say you never really miss people until they are gone. You were a really good friend to me and i appreciate you the most. Continue to watch over me. Continue to love uncondtionally.Rest in paradise..love you"

This tribute was added by Renita Wulah on 19th February 2016

"Happy Birthday Atting! I really didn't know you like that, I met you a couple of times, but I can tell that you were a loving person with a good heart. You touched so many people and your spirit will forever live through your family & friends. One thing I can say about you, you were a loving father and you always had a smile on your face. You are in a better place now, may your precious soul continue to rest in prace."

This tribute was added by Edith Esubok on 19th February 2016

"Happy birthday bro......I know you are having the best of birthdays with the angelic host in attendance. You are forever in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Miracle Height on 11th November 2015

"It hurts. It hurts knowing a wonderful man and father is gone and this world is left with so many terrible people. You were an angel. A beautiful angel and I miss you so much Ating. I pray you watch over your baby boy and keep him safe. I love and miss you rip."

This tribute was added by Miracle Height on 11th November 2015

"It hurts. It hurts knowing a wonderful man and father is gone and this world is left with so many terrible people. You were an angel. A beautiful angel and I miss you so much Ating. I pray you watch over your baby boy and keep him safe. I love and miss you rip."

This tribute was added by mck'La kindell on 8th November 2015

"You were my best friend...now you're my guardian Angel.
Ily so much
rip"

This tribute was added by Tiara Breland on 16th September 2015

"It's still surreal my friend, I can't believe I can't text or call you to hear your voice. Last time I was home in August we were supposed to get together but we both were busy.. But I cherish the times I did share your company.. Such a generous person gone too soon. I love you Ating"

This tribute was added by Laura Busby on 11th September 2015

"We are doing a Shoe Drive for Sgt Ating - is there anyone here who served with him that can contact me in helping to get shoes donated?

Thanks!

RIP Ating"

This tribute was added by Anthony Odume on 11th September 2015

"The last time I saw you, you were just a 9 year old boy about leaving Nigeria with your family. You were a bundle of energy as a child and also as a man...my heart sank when I heard this terrible news...All I can say is that you will never be forgotten..
May God give your family the strength and courage that they need.

REST WELL..GOD BLESS YOU!"

This tribute was added by Glory Asanga on 10th September 2015

"Sad! Sad! !Sad!!!
Killed after  giving on a beautiful Sunday. When I heard your Mom weeping on phone, it was heart breaking. "I have lost  my  son "was the message.
Etinyin saha sung.
Ediye akparawa saha sung.
Ete Emory saha sung.
Ubok eno eno saha sung.
Owo ekong Obio US saha sung.
Candles are  burning. The  angels  are on guard. Your way to your creator is  bright.
Peace be still."

This tribute was added by Glory Asanga on 10th September 2015

"Sad!Sad!!Sad!!!Killed after giving.
What a majestic exit on a beautiful Sunday.
Etinyin saha sung.
Ete Emory saha sung.
Ubok eno eno saha sung
Eyen eti ete ye eka saha sung
Owo ekong Obio  US saha  sung
The candle is burning . May your way be bright. Tha angels are on guard as you march on to your creator. Peace be still."

This tribute was added by Alexandra Johnson on 10th September 2015

"I've been soo hesitant about what to say to you because I'm still trying to grasp the concept of death. Didn't realize that you would be leaving us this soon. Although we had our disagreements, you always kept it loyal. Dang Atting, you really gone??? Sleep easy oh my friend. You fought a Great War on this earth and now God wants his warrior home. Enjoy your time up there and hope you see you in the next life soon. Miss you and rest easy my brother."

This tribute was added by KoShayla Vann on 8th September 2015

"I will always and forever love u tingy ❤️❤️❤️.
I read a scripture today and I think God was telling
Me he wanted u. You have always been a very good
Person and had such a good soul. And I will miss all
The good times we had. It's such more more I want to
Say but all talk to you tommorow. Me. and Simone will
Be there to see you and I know your soul will be there
Listening. And your son is going to be good. God has
Him to you don't have to worry. I love u always and forever"

This tribute was added by Veronica Eminue on 6th September 2015

"May your gentle soul rest in peace. Before joining the U.S. Army, I worked in same establishment in Atlanta with your father Mr. Atabang. I am not surprised that you died while giving shoes to the homeless, a chip from the old block...that is how kind your father is....SSG Kingsley Dike"

This tribute was added by attih attikpe on 6th September 2015

"Nda ating, Eti udung is our family name . You were about to do one of your beneficent work when the devil stopped you. Am glad you are in heaven  with your  maker. You are fine  your child will be fine. Andi your parent and siblings. Eti udung rest, just rest in peace."

This tribute was added by LaJessica Thompson on 5th September 2015

"So where do I start? I first met you in Afghanistan back in 2013. I was in the PX with one of my Soldiers and I guess you noticed me, I paid for my stuff and walked out of the store and was standing outside waiting on my Soldier. You came out of the store and and started walking over to where I was standing and said can I talk to you for a minute, me being Active Duty and a SGT I was like what do this SPC want lol. You started talking and asked me if you could take me out to Chilli's that night. You was like I'm not from her and we only supposed to be here for the night. I told you that I was still at work and was not sure what time I was getting off, so when my Soldier came out of the store you made sure that you had my Facebook info and before I got back to work and logged on to Facebook you had sent me a friend request lol. We talked on Facebook for a little bit and then you asked for my Roshan number lol, I gave it to you, but we never got a chance to link up. I was shocked at how bold you were to step to me the way that you did lol. I was impressed, not to many SPC would have done that. I redeployment and we talked a few times on Facebook. You deployed again and I ended up coming to the same FOB you were on, but because of my job I still didn't get a chance to link up with you. Y'all were redeploying before I had a chance to establish a battle rythem lol. Now that you are gone I wish I had found the time to get to know you better, other than what I see on Facebook. RIP and I'm still praying for strength for you loved ones!! My heart really goes out to your son, because I could see how much he loved you."

This tribute was added by Shirley Sharp on 4th September 2015

"I know this is true yet it is so hard to believe, God is so happy with you that he wanted you back before we were ready for you to go. We thank HIM for the time He let you share your sweet spirit with us. We pray to see you again in the spirit. I will miss you sweet boy Always Auntie"

This tribute was added by Madrid Nkereuwem on 4th September 2015

"I'm still having a hard time grasping that you're no longer here with us. It hurts so much. I remember when you guys first moved here to the States. I remember my Dad bringing us over to your house and saying "These are your cousins." And then left! Lol it was so awkward. We all just looked at each other! And then Godwin and Glory broke the ice. Lol I remember coming there all the time. Seeing each other at family events, celebrations, ect. As we grew older we grew into ourselves. Figuring out life. But we always remained connected. When we both became parents for the first time, that's what brought us closer than ever. We always said we wanted our kids to grow up together and kicked ourselves for being too busy to make time. I promise to do all I can for Emory as I know you would do the same for Aaliyah. You were such a family man. You always would say "Yo we need to do a family get together, cousins only." It saddens me that we never got a chance to make that happen but in your memory we will. I miss you so much! This still feels like a dream. Like I can't believe I'm writing a tribute about YOU! Smh. I know your spirit will always be felt even though you're not here in physical form. Our last encounter was at James birthday party. We had so much fun! It was a 'Family Affair' lol and even after that we made plans to hang out but time wasn't on our side. Continue to watch over us. I love you Cuzzo! Until we meet again!"

This tribute was added by MonkeeMoney HungryLewis on 4th September 2015

"Fly high Bruh u was a good dude even tried to inspire me down the right road I know it's been a minute but I jus wanna let ya no big Bruh it ain't nun but love fa ya on my end Bruh from Mississippi to Georgia RIP"

This tribute was added by Ciera Byrd on 4th September 2015

"Atting you will truly  be missed. It's sad to see such a good soul leave this earth. To see that you have better yourself and have come along way. That first day I met you all I could say was who is this short dude. Lol. Rest in paradise. Fallen solider. We down here showing love to you and sharing all memories."

This tribute was added by anonymous Love on 4th September 2015

"Ting. It's very hard to believe that you are gone. I've watched you grown into an amazing man and an incredible father. You lived life as if it was your last and I know you truly enjoyed it. I remember kicking it years ago you stayed making jokes I laughed at everyone just to see your smile and I will do it all over again just to see your smile. I pray for you family and most importantly your son. Love you always. Until I see you again ting :)"

This tribute was added by Tommy Antakikam on 4th September 2015

"It's been hard these last few days because this news has not become a reality for me. I feel confused in life often and this has really got me asking questions and wanting answers. Atting you were too young on the right track, you were ahead in life and I was so proud to see that. I will never forget picking you up because you needed a ride back in 2008 and having that grown man discussion with you. In 2015 you were a full grown man you reversed course and stood out among your peers. It pains my heart when I think of your son Emory but I hope you are in a better place. Watch over us and guide us so that when it is our time we will meet again and celebrate in the afterlife."

This tribute was added by Deja Myles on 3rd September 2015

"Ating we will all miss you. I pray you can see how your presence affected us all. We will forever love and miss you. The world was truly a better place with you here. To my friend, I love you!"

This tribute was added by Paul Uptown on 3rd September 2015

"First and foremost I would like to respectfully send my condolences to the eminue family and may god bless you all, but where do I start I've known String since middle school so this is hard for me to cope with String was great man he was a big influence to a lot of people I remember when I didn't have a pot to piss in he accepted me with open arms when I didn't have nothin he was there and even though we grew up and fall off I still look at him as a big brother I will forever and always remember atting Eminue and I hope and pray that the lord spreads his blessings upon the eminue Family."

This tribute was added by Brenda Asuquo on 3rd September 2015

"Sad to see young people dying.. Ii pray God grant your soul mercy and receive you into heaven. Rest in peace my fren s nephew."

This tribute was added by Dria Shantrell on 2nd September 2015

"It is such a blessing to know you wur apart of my life!! You always looked out for my son and I and not only did we have great moments we learned a lot from each other. I remember u telling me about how your bunkies had amazing care packages sent from their loved ones and I had u write a list of alllllll the things ur heart desired lol i promise I stayed in Walmart almost 3 hours that night I would not leave until everything on that list was in my cart!! Then when u bought Emory and Ace matching jordans they were best friends. I also remember when u tried to teach me to drive lol u had a brand new car u barely even drove yourself and you trusted me enough to practice in it. We def had our differences but I can and will always agree that you were an amazing person and extraordinary father!! Much respect to you and I pray for your family and best friends to find peace in this tragic time. See you on the other side love I know you are the freshest angel up there ;)"

This tribute was added by Anne Umoren on 2nd September 2015

"Hmmmmmmm my heart aches for this family.this is soooooo painful but I pray that God should give the Eminues straight to go through this hard and difficult situation .Rest with the Angels Etiyin."

This tribute was added by Gloria Oduro-Boakye on 2nd September 2015

"Little brother, why do you have to leave so soon? This is a journey we'll all someday embark on, yet yours has created a huge vacuum in our hearts 'cos you were so full of life and love.  Why did God look on?  Why couldn't He send the bullet back to the sender?  Who are we to question Him? but I still wanna know why it happened  at that moment when you were doing what His word tells us to do?  Feed and clothe the poor.  Maybe, He needs you, a young and strong man up there to carry the weak and old.  I'll forever remember you and the poems you write for your mom.  I can hear her calling me as we sit to eat our breakfast to either read all listen to one of your poems on her phone.  No matter how bad our day is, your messages always put a smile on her face.  Ating, how can I look at Mama Vero on February 19th wishing me a happy birthday with you not in the picture anymore?  Please appear in our dreams and tell us what happened that faithful night. It's unbearable hearing the names 'casket' and 'funeral home' from anyone's mouth in the house so please let us know you are okay, that you are in a place of no pain. no stress and no sorrows.  A new flower has fallen from it's tree.  Pls God receive him and give him a resting place in your bosom.  God place your cold icy hands on our hearts to quench the burning fire.  May the good Lord grant each and everyone in this family peace and harmony and show  a smile on everyone's face as we celebrate Ating's life.  Ating, as I lit this candle tonight with it flames spreading into the heavens so shall your soul be lifted up high into the bosom of Abraham.  Anyone reading this, pls join me in singing:

'Oh God our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home.

Under the shadow of thy throne
still may we dwell secure
sufficient is thine arm alone,
and our defense is sure.  

Rest in peace little brother, Da yie onua, adieu, adieu."

This tribute was added by Tosin Adewale on 2nd September 2015

"Etinyin i was shocked when i heard the news of your death . It makes me wonder what the future holds for us . But God knows why this happened and you were a hero .You served your country . May your soul rest in perfect peace .i pray for your family that Almighty God be with them and give them the strength to hold on. we will always remember the good times you shared with your family. sleep on brother."

This tribute was added by Ajeiya Middlebrook on 2nd September 2015

"I met Atting in middle school at sweet water , he was a loving sweet and caring person . Always smiled and love to hold conversation . I can't believe someone took a father a friend a son and at last a solider . I do send condolences to the Eminue family and his handsome son . Till we meet again friend RIH !"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Edet on 2nd September 2015

"I still can't believe that you are gone,I keep telling myself that its a dream that I will wake up from it.. I was suppose to call you last Wednesday to meet with you and inquire about a job posting at your job, but I ended up calling your brother..oh how I wished I did ,if I knew you were leaving so soon. Adieu Ating! rest on...."

This tribute was added by Florence Isang on 2nd September 2015

"My cute & caring  nephew, my heart aches so much from your exit but God knows best. I thank God you lived a purposeful life that impacted on many. I'll  never 4get you for the days you & 1 used to stroll to visit my friend down the street & you'll ask me to carry you when you were tired, the way you used to play & run around in grandpa's room &  your sweet accent. I love you.  May your sweet soul rest in the bosom of our Lord. Rest on my little nephew."

This tribute was added by Florence Isang on 2nd September 2015

"My cute & caring  nephew, my heart aches so much from your exit but God knows best. I thank God you lived a purposeful life that impacted on many. I'll  never 4get you for the days you & 1 used to stroll to visit my friend down the street & you'll ask me to carry you when you were tired, the way you used to play & run around in grandpa's room &  your sweet accent. I love you.  May your sweet soul rest in the bosom of our Lord. Rest on my little nephew."

This tribute was added by Florence Isang on 2nd September 2015

"My sweet, caring & cute nephew. I am short of words. I luv &  celebrate you this day for the life you lived & for making impact in our lives & in the lives of your friends. . May God comfort us all in our  grief & may God grant you eternal rest in HIS bosom. Rest on my darlyn!"

This tribute was added by Teena Ogbugoh on 2nd September 2015

"Your smile and amiable spirit was so welcoming when my family met you at your parents' home on one of our visits to Atlanta years ago. It was a rude shock to learn of your demise through your Aunt. May God grant you eternal rest through Jesus Christ our Lord. I pray for your beloved family and child, that the comfort and strength of God will be their stay. Amen. Adieu....Selfless giver, Fine Soldier, Good son and father."

This tribute was added by Siobham Elmore on 2nd September 2015

"Though I did not know you personally, I knew if you and your positive acts. You left this world by doing God's will and you will forever live on with those actions. I thank yoh for everything that you have done. Your son will grow up knowingthat his father was a great person,friend,father,solider,and a blessing."

This tribute was added by Shayla Pritchett on 2nd September 2015

"It hurts my heart to even be saying rip to you we had great times in the pointe and you were an awesome person and a great father to your son may God be with your son and family and you are never gone be miss forever will you be member"

This tribute was added by amberly smith on 2nd September 2015

"Atting You left so soon but looking at all of the comments and love you are receiving you completed your mission here you were full of life,love and compassion,I pray that GOD be with your son,loved ones and friends,you will truly be missed here on earth but our faith says that you are now free from all evil and knowing that comforts me RIP sweetie you earned your wings and made it to the other side....until we meet again my friend !"

This tribute was added by Chalesha Monai on 2nd September 2015

"We became friends in April of this year. It was so funny because we knew a lot of the same people. We met up at Gwinnett place after you broke your phone and talked for about a hour. We didn't want to leave. We got closer and Emory was my friend. You used to get jealous cause I always wanted to see him. We had a hard time with communication but we still remained friends. I'll never forget us being at the pool and you and Emory made me get my hair wet lol. Or when we were at your brothers house and you was doing that dance. I'll miss you. We have a bunch of memories. You are in a better place now. Love you ❤️"

This tribute was added by Lola Love on 2nd September 2015

"Still at a disbelief about you. I've known you since I was 10 years old. And whenever I was down you always gave the best advice and you always told me I made you proud because of how I always head up high. The only thing I can think about is when I started college and you got deployed and we would always skype and I would always check on you.I couldn't help but be so proud of the man you became. Life will never be the same without you. Forever in my heart. I love you. REST EASY."

This tribute was added by Tiffany Johnson on 2nd September 2015

"My heart goes out to his family especially his son Emory. Who he loved and it showed. I pray God gives us all peace and understanding. I remember when I met him, he smiled at me and introduced himself. I was shocked at how much of a gentleman he was. He has a heart of gold. He will definitely be missed. We love you Ating! Continue to watch over us. Until we meet again!"

This tribute was added by Victoria Hines on 2nd September 2015

"Son.. Father.. Friend.. Solider.. Every part of you will be missed.. You've touched so many people over the years and we will forever keep that with us. You left a positive mark on everyone.. Ating rest easy my love your on Gods hands now ! I will never forget what you told me "Vic be you, don't let anyone in this world tell you, you can't do something, because your an amazing young lady with a bright future" I love and miss you My Love Please Watch Over Us !"

This tribute was added by Kandrella Love on 2nd September 2015

"This so sad the fact your life was taking away like this . As you see you were & is truly loved & had so much respect from us. I myself was so proud of you. You truly become a man in my eyes . I just pray for Emory in this time. Rest in Peace my friend until we meet again."

This tribute was added by Destanye LeBlanc on 2nd September 2015

"ATTING my friend my brother my battle. I will not cry not be sad because i know that is not what you want. I can honestly say you enjoyed your life. I strive to be the person you were just living and enjoying life. From the cabin to panama to miami i have those memories.  A true definition of a real friend a person who bares my secrets a shoulder to lean on that person i called who would give me the right advise when i didnt want to hear it. I remember when i met you i was coming out of basic training for US ARMY  and you just got back from your first deployment and i told you what my job in the army was you said and i quote " oh im gone keep you around, and im gone keep you happy." And you did just that. Now its my turn to make you proud and be the person you saw in me.  Atting A. Eminue to say i love you is an understatement.  Ill end by saying see you soon brother.

Ya favorite 42a * hoooaaahhhhhh*"

This tribute was added by Quita Axson on 2nd September 2015

"I met ating in 2013 on facebook...we never got a chance to hang out but held conversations he such a positive and wonderful person he gave great advice on situations and i gave him advice aswell its sad that u are now gone but until we meet again rest up sweetie u will be truly missed .....


Ating a eminue"

This tribute was added by Miriam Jasmine on 2nd September 2015

"I met Ating through my best friend Destanye at Emory's birthday party. I noticed how loving and caring he was instantly! The way he looked at you while he was having a conversation was just so sincere. We started hanging out little by little and he became a great friend. Anytime he planned a gathering, he made sure to invite us, i tried to make it to every get together he had, and when I couldn't make it he would get sooooooooooo mad at me! Lol. I still will never understand why this had to happen to such a special person, but i can't question it. When i found out on Sunday, i went in to work a mess..a guy came in and sounded and acted JUST LIKE YOU, i broke down immediately! The guy gave me a hug, making sure i knew everything would be okay. You were truly an Angel, so God called you home to serve Him! Watch over us Ating, be as protective in Heaven as you were here. I don't wanna say good bye, so I will say I will see you later. I love you, and I will miss you always! Rest in Paradise Baby Boy ❤

Love

Your "favorite White Girl""

This tribute was added by Veronica Eminue on 2nd September 2015

"Oh no! I can't believe you are no more because this was not the plan you had with me on saturday ( 9/30/15) we spoke.My beloved son that alway write story about me where are you? My hero, my careing and giving son that loves his son, his parents,his family and friends. My daddy, sweet sweet daddy you always tell me ' mummy, it will be ok'.Thank God you left me with Emory. You died while giving not taking from somebody that is the joy and peace I have today. Your life on earth was not wasteful, rather a life well spent. Adieu, edima eyin mi, may your gentle soul rest in the bosom of our almighty creator."

This tribute was added by Keisha Ellison on 2nd September 2015

"I met Ating in 2011 on our deployment to Bagram, Afghanistan. He was so passionate about the Army, friends, family, and especially his Emory. He is a hero. He always went above and beyond for the people he loved and even strangers. He was a giver. He would sacrifice his own happiness to put a smile on others faces. He was full of life and so much wisdom to be our age. I remember when I first told Ating I moved into my town house January or this year, he said, "congrats, what do you need??" I said, "well all I need is a fitted sheet bc Khloe (my daughter) are sleeping on this bare mattress, but it's really late so I'll wait til tomorrow." 45 minutes later Ating was at my door with not only a fitted sheet but a whole comforter set, his hookah, & drinks. I say all this to say, he always went above and beyond for anyone, anytime, and in anyway he could. I'll miss his words of wisdom! Ating gives us all the strength to get through each day without you! This is a horrible and such tragic loss for us all, the world. I love you so much!"

This tribute was added by Paris C on 2nd September 2015

"I met Ating in middle school at Sweetwater our 7th grade year. He was always so sweet to me and always so caring. He had the best personality, a personality that anyone could click with and easily become friends. That's why this is so devastating that someone so evil could take him from his son, family and close friends. So young and so much more life to live. My heart goes out to his son, his family and friends. This news is just so shocking and feels like a dream. You will be deeply missed Atting, rest well love!"

This tribute was added by Karen Sarpong on 2nd September 2015

"Even when i told you i would be leaving for school to Canada you always encouraged me. Making all my nerves disappear and feeling excited to start something new. You were a blessing and also had a caring heart. I can't believe you are gone but ill always remeber the good times and all the encouragement. I pray the good Lord watch over your family strengthen them and lift them up watching over them. Fly high Ating you will be missed but never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Renita Wulah on 2nd September 2015

"On behalf of the Wulah family, we would like to extend our sympathy to the Eminue family. May God be your comforter at this difficult time & May God give you all strength, we can't ask God why, but God loves him best and he is resting in the arms of the Lord! Atting May your precious soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Kaylyn Smith on 2nd September 2015

"Ating, just like everyone else that loves you I am total disbelief. I now have to hold on to our last memories together. I wish I would have hugged you a little tighter at your fight party! I thought that you were so amazing for agreeing to make the long commute from Gwinnett to Camp Creek so that I could lose the weight I need to lose to become a fellow member of the armed forces! At first you told me there was no way I could be your brother in arms lol. I will always love you and promise to never forget you! Rest In Peace Baby!"

This tribute was added by Rachael Ibro Olorunisola on 2nd September 2015

"May his soul continue to rest at the bosom of the Most High God. May God comfort the mother and the entire family in Jesus name."

This tribute was added by Talessa Smith on 2nd September 2015

"gosh, still can't believe you're gone. . . my heart will continue to ache. . . i know E will hold things down for Emory. . .you just continue to look down on all of us. you were a sweet & vibrant young man - full of life. you will be missed. i love you Atting for who you are & what you did, live on, fly high angel !"

This tribute was added by Cathy Wilson on 2nd September 2015

"Atting Eminue
Today is a very sad day for the Killen family to see that we lost a wonderful son,brother,and friend. We love you so much baby,but God loves you best .... REST IN PEACE"

This tribute was added by Saundra Hunter on 2nd September 2015

"Still at a lost for words! I remember when we ran into each and you was so excited that you enlisted in the Army!! I was so happy for you and to see the full 360 that you did. You were truly a great father and man. I will greatly miss you! Continue to watch over your son and family. You'll be forever missed!"

This tribute was added by Ariel Alston on 2nd September 2015

"I love you.. Continue to watch over us.. The world will miss u but will never forget you.. REST IN PARADISE.."

This tribute was added by Destiny Anim on 2nd September 2015

"Oh bro, I never knew I will have to say adieu. Goodbye was the saddest word I knew how to say best, knowing it hurts only for a while. Now I say adieu....it hurts bad, bad, bad. for how long, I dunno. When you left Nigeria 15 years back, I said goodbye and got healed each time I log unto social media to see how good the distance made you....you had grown far from how I last saw you and I was happy. Your birthdays were always accompanied with great posts.  
I learnt how to spell adieu when I heard your passing....i first wrote 'adew'. Ah! It hurts. Someone wake me up....its only you that can jolt me back, please update your wall. I need to see gym videos...just you in it;a very recent one.
What is life? Afghan dint take you, home did; how can I reconcile that?
You were a free spirited soul, your wall should tell you more....go there, go see for yourself, who knows it might bring you back;the wailing in writing! It might bring you back to me, to family.....but I want you to come back to mum and Emory. When they are happy, it will bring a glimmer of sunlight to my face. It will make all smile again, it will restore us all.
Who took away our sunshine? As if all elements of weather mourns you, there has been no sunshine in Akwa Ibom. Even mother earth mourns you oh child. Even August had to run out cos it couldn't stand the weary.
With so much heaviness in my eyes, bleeding heart and a pounding head but in total submission to the will of God the Father, I pray your soul finds eternal rest in God's bossom. You had so much in mind but God wanted his angel back; so go on brother. Go away from this world. He could only kill the flesh not the soul. Your beautiful soul wasn't meant for this world.
It's the thought of reuniting in eternity that gives me refuge. Your death taught me lessons and gave me a platform to think, not about me but others too. Adieu sweet little bro. Till we meet to part no more. #Pray For consolation upon mum, she is hurting. Sleep in perfect peace. Destiny loves you. Adieu"

This tribute was added by Bassey Atting on 2nd September 2015

"My darling nephew you loved us beyond words you were very family oriented, you were a giver who could give your stuff away if it made the person happy, an adorable son who could be counted upon, a true soldier whose words were his bond a loving and reliable father to Emory we love you so much even in death and will miss you forever, RIP"

This tribute was added by Glory Odokwo on 2nd September 2015

"Hmmmm. Etinyin  Words fail me. You are a supper hero.Loving, caring young man.Always willing to help.  May THE ALMIGHTY GOD grant your darling mom which you adore so much, your dad and siblings the fortitude to bear this great loss and also be a FATHER to your adorable son lil Emory which you lived for. We love you and miss you so much.Rest on lil bro."

This tribute was added by Edith Esubok on 2nd September 2015

"Soar on with the angels Etinyin. You lived and died a hero. We love you. Sleep well little bro."


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