Chinedum
Chinedum Ntianu JAJA-WACHUKU
  • 64 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 8, 1952
  • Date of passing: Sep 26, 2016
Let the memory of Chinedum be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Chinedum JAJA-WACHUKU, 64, born on April 8, 1952 and passed away on September 26, 2016. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Nwabueze Nwokolo on 28th November 2016

"Dear Nwabueze I have composed a short poem in memory to your sister. Please feel free to add it.
For Chinedum by Bernadette Lam

Farewell my sister, for though we never met,
I have shared your passing and mourned you yet.
A beautiful soul, selfless, generous and kind
Intelligent and strong with an independent mind.
A mother, sister, aunt, a woman to be proud of,
And admired by many for the qualities above.
You leave a void, a dark and empty space
For all your family and many friends to face.
Photographs, stories and everlasting memories
Are the lasting legacies you leave behind...
So farewell my sister and let us ponder and smile
For the joy and love and a life...worthwhile!"

This tribute was added by Nwabueze Nwokolo on 22nd October 2016

"BY NORAH DELANNOY
My tribute to Inem Chinedu Ntiyanu Jaja Nwachukwu. Our meeting was very brief but I can never forget the smile on your face when you realised who I was then. Your cousin's wife. It is sad to know that you are no longer with us. Adieu inem Ntiyanu. Daughter of a great man , Ada Ogaranya you are at a place where there are no more worries. Rest In Peace. From Norah Delannoy"

This tribute was added by Ngozi Asonye on 21st October 2016

"Tribute to Chinedum Ntianu by Auntie Sarah Ibe Wachuku

Though your precious life has faded away and though your loved ones look for you and cannot find you,  you are missed and will be remembered. My memories of a quiet, lovely lady of few words remain.
Ntianu, your late sweet mother called you. Ntianu Rest In Peace.
You will forever live in the hearts of those who loved you.
Adieu Ada ukwu mara nma."

This tribute was added by Isabella Okagbue on 21st October 2016

"Memories of Chinedum

Where do I begin?  I prefer to remember Chinedum back when we were all young and she was Nwabueze's glamorous big sister.  She was in university when we were in Queen's School and I remember Nwabs and I sneaking out of school to attend her 21st birthday at Nsukka campus.   Boy did we get into trouble but boy was it worth it!

She was working in Lagos and had her own car when we were in university  - again the epitome of glamour in our eyes. I turned up at her door unannounced after my Youth Service at a very difficult time in my life and Chinedum opened her home and her heart to me, took charge of events and provided me with a safe haven - I will never forget all that she did for me.

Many more years of shared love, laughter and experiences both happy and difficult followed.  For a while she was my big sister, best friend, mentor and confidante combined.

Life does not always go as planned and sometimes the disappointment of unfulfilled dreams and the travails of life turn people inwards.  Chinedum towards the end of her life was more withdrawn and less gregarious.  I believe that she has now found the peace of heart in the bosom of the Lord that sometimes eluded her in life.

Gone too soon but now at rest. I for one owe her a debt of gratitude for all the memories and will forever remember her with love in my heart.

Isabella Okagbue"

This tribute was added by Nwabueze Nwokolo on 19th October 2016

"Above all else, we thank God that Chinedum remains with us in Chukwuma. All we can do for our sister now is to be there for Chukwuma today and always, guarding and protecting and cherishing him as when we see him, we see our sister Chinedum."

This tribute was added by Ijeoma Iloputaife on 19th October 2016

"Chide Baby! I keep imagining your last days and that this "This
world Is not my home, I'm just a passing through . . ." song by Jim Reeves, must have been how you felt. Until we see each other again; while for now as have always been, we are never parted. Amazing is His Grace that takes your ever humble heart to His Bosom! Our Almighty Father never forsakes!"

This tribute was added by Nwabueze Nwokolo on 18th October 2016

"Tribute to Chinedum Ntianu Jaja-Wachuku
By Nkem Nzeribe

My friend Chinedum is dead. Today is Saturday, the 15th of October 2016: I started to write this tribute three days ago, but found myself at such a loss that it has been difficult proceeding with the piece. For the past 72 hours, I’ve been struggling to find the right words to describe my friend – to tell you about her, to explain why this death, this loss is so tragic and weighs more than most.  I know; any untimely death is a tremendous loss to the ones left behind. Still I struggle with words to describe Chinedum and what she meant to me and all who loved her.

Chinedum was special. Dare I say extraordinary... But she is no longer and that realization unearths a deep physical pain.  I am transposed to a corner of the world where the fire burns and is all-consuming. Breathing is difficult.

I can no longer just push a button on my phone and be connected, chat with her, tease her or laugh as she warns me of all the dangers that now lurk in Today’s Nigeria and the ‘weird’ people that appear to have overrun the good old country. Having her as one of my focal points on my sporadic trips to Lagos and her lovingly berating me is no longer an option. I will no longer hear and laugh at: “Abeg komot sha. U no understand. Oyibo no work here-o”.

Chinedum had been diabetic for a while. She uncomplainingly managed her illness. Through all the other challenges that life threw down her pathway this late in life, she remained a force of nature with kindness running through her interactions with her friends, adopted family, old school community and family.  And then – death steals her away from everyone who loved her.

How do you write a tribute to Chinedum? How do I describe one of the most selfless person I know? Someone who often will neglect her own self-interest for the good of others so blessed with her attention? How do I explain the multitude of ways she made me better, or how she never missed an opportunity to encourage me, tell me she loved me and was praying for me? How do I begin to recount the dozens of people who were direct beneficiaries of her time, pool of encouragement and generosity? This is not the time and place to call out the scores of voices, people that she helped, souls that she inspired and the lives she touched. In her own quiet, dedicated way, she went about all these deeds, donating her time, talents, experience because she felt called to do so. No questions. No discussion. She just did it!

Just in case, some of you may be staring into the void and searching for the other shoe. There are not only angels here. I am not interested in painting some cartoonish figures of Chinedum. In life, Chinedum was a multi-dimensional individual who inhabited and exhibited, sometimes simultaneously, all the registers of human emotions, attributes and actions. Yes, she was very kind, understanding, quick to champion the under-dog, people in need, a voice for the voice-less, and generous to a fault. But she was also stubborn, seemingly unforgiving, sometimes inscrutable, annoying, opinionated and difficult. She always was a fully formed human being imbued with all the complexity of life. In remembering her today, I believe that her selflessness, inside-and-outside beauty, strength of character and generosity of spirit rightly overwhelm all other challenging attributes. She was a lady: a woman of very good lineage and impeccable tradition.
Ntianu, your candle burned out before there was any indication that the wax had run down. I can honestly say that you contributed to making the world a better place. For those of us that have known and loved you, our hearts will go on - as in the song immortalized by Celine Dion (http://bit.ly/2dYQKNA). “Near, far, wherever you are”: because you have opened the door to appreciate and love you, Chinedum you remain forever in our hearts.

I hope that Chukwuma, the Jaja-Wachuku family, other relatives and the multitude of friends who mourn her now can draw strength from the outpouring of positive emotion on display since her death."

This tribute was added by Nwabueze Nwokolo on 18th October 2016

"From
UCHE AMAJOR JNR
Accept my family's heartfelt Condolences and Sympathies for the passing on of our dear Chinedu. It's one of the BIGGEST Shocks of the moment, because she showed NO signs of illness when we met at late Ambassador Chibundu's Service of Songs, from where I dropped her off to pick a cab. May Chinedu's beautiful and kind soul find Perfect Peace in Eternity, as we pray that God grants you and your siblings the courage and fortitude to bear this great loss in the Wachuku Dynasty."

This tribute was added by Dupe Akinyede on 17th October 2016

"Tribute to A Precious Auntie
Hmm Auntie Chinedum, my precious big cousin. I struggled with this tribute as every time I think of the fact that your gone it brings tears to my eyes. A precious soul gone to glory but so precious to me that I selfishly weep for my loss. I spoke to you just in April when I was in Lagos for my mother in laws going home event and we talked about all your siblings and our heritage and laughed about old times. You always made fun of me every time I made a joke talking about how old I was getting. 'Dupe if your old what should I call myself" some of your last words to me. In your eyes I was still always little Dupe no matter how old I was.. and I guess I kind of liked that. It reminded me of my mom. Now who will I be little Dupe for again. Everyone else sees me as this mature adult, but in your presence I could so easily become little Dupe again without judgement.

I will miss your support Auntie Chinedum, the only relative on my mom’s side who always committed time, our most precious commodity to attend and support the children of Uloma Wachuku at every life changing event you could.  You were there for us when my mother died, supporting us when we decided to bury her in Lagos, you represented for our Igbo side when Ayo got married after she died, you were  the only Wachuku that showed up even when my father died you came to Ijebu  the backwater of Yoruba land,  when I myself was not sure I would attend. You always made sure we the outsiders the ndi Yoruba children of your Auntie Uloma felt like we belonged to the Wachuku family.

For many years after my mom died you tended to her grave monthly in ikoyi cemetery and when I found out quite by chance and wanted to give something towards even just the flowers or plants you brought you refused. Always giving never asking for anything in return.

The threads of our lives so woven together you lived with us , we lived with you... You were there during my formative years and were part of numerous life changing and character defining phases of my life.  I feel like another piece of the puzzle that makes up my life has just fallen away. Who will share all my postings on Facebook instead of just liking them :-). Who will  remind me weekly of how special my mom was and encourage me to always try to live up to the expectations she had for us even when I feel I fall far short. Who will give me all the gist about Biafra that I always so love to hear. Who will tell me about all the things I used to do when I was little that I can no longer remember. Who will defend me to the end on Facebook when my Igbo heritage is questioned because of my Yoruba name. Who will be my partner in crime as we look on in disdain at others as we see fit :-)

I regret I could not have done more for you. Yes I have regrets and if there is one positive outcome of this, it is that I am committed to not having any regrets in the future.

I know you are in  better place and thank God for that. You will be missed.

Little Dupe"

This tribute was added by Nwabueze Nwokolo on 16th October 2016

"Tribute to Chinedum Ntianu Jaja-Wachuku
By NKEM NZERIBE

My friend Chinedum is dead. Today is Saturday, the 15th of October 2016: I started to write this tribute three days ago, but found myself at such a loss that it has been difficult proceeding with the piece. For the past 72 hours, I’ve been struggling to find the right words to describe my friend – to tell you about her, to explain why this death, this loss is so tragic and weighs more than most.  I know; any untimely death is a tremendous loss to the ones left behind. Still I struggle with words to describe Chinedum and what she meant to me and all who loved her.

Chinedum was special. Dare I say extraordinary... But she is no longer and that realization unearths a deep physical pain.  I am transposed to a corner of the world where the fire burns and is all-consuming. Breathing is difficult.

I can no longer just push a button on my phone and be connected, chat with her, tease her or laugh as she warns me of all the dangers that now lurk in Today’s Nigeria and the ‘weird’ people that appear to have overrun the good old country. Having her as one of my focal points on my sporadic trips to Lagos and her lovingly berating me is no longer an option. I will no longer hear and laugh at: “Abeg komot sha. U no understand. Oyibo no work here-o”. Sad!

Chinedum had been diabetic for a while. She uncomplainingly managed her illness. Through all the other challenges that life threw down her pathway this late in life, she remained a force of nature with kindness running through her interactions with her friends, adopted family, old school community and family.  And then – death steals her away from everyone who loved her.

How do you write a tribute to Chinedum? How do I describe one of the most selfless person I know? Someone who often will neglect her own self-interest for the good of others so blessed with her attention? How do I explain the multitude of ways she made me better, or how she never missed an opportunity to encourage me, tell me she loved and was praying for me? How do I begin to recount the dozens of people who were direct beneficiaries of her time, pool of encouragement and generosity? This is not the time and place to call out the scores of voices, people that she helped, souls that she inspired and the lives she touched. In her own quiet, dedicated way, she went about all these deeds, donating her time, talents, experience because she felt called to do so. No questions. No discussion. Just did it!

Just in case, some of you may be staring into the void and searching for the other shoe. There are not only angels here. I am not interested in painting some cartoonish figures of Chinedum. In life, Chinedum was a fully formed multi-dimensional individual who inhabited and exhibited, sometimes simultaneously, all the registers of human emotions, attributes and actions. Yes, she was very kind, understanding, quick to champion the under-dog, people in need, a voice for the voice-less, and generous to a fault. But she was also stubborn, seemingly unforgiving, sometimes inscrutable, annoying, opinionated and difficult. She always was a fully formed human being imbued with all the complexity of life. She was a lady: a woman of impeccable tradition. In remembering her today, a life cut short by illness, I believe that her selflessness, inside-and-outside beauty, strength of character and generosity of spirit rightly overwhelm all other challenging attributes.
Chinedum, your candle burned out before it even gave an indication that the wax had run down. I can honestly say that you contributed to making the world a better place. For those of us that have known and loved you, our hearts will go on - as in the song immortalized by Celine Dion (http://bit.ly/2dYQKNA). “Near, far, wherever you are”: because you have opened the door to appreciate and love you, Ntianu you remain forever in our hearts.

I hope that the immediate Jaja-Wachuku family will draw strength from the outpouring of positive emotion surrounding the sad event of Chinedum’s death.

G. Nkem Nzeribe"

This tribute was added by Nwabuisi Ngozi on 16th October 2016

"Chinedum I still find it hard to believe your demise.we were always there for me and encouraged me even when it was not convenient. Your benevolent and generosity was second to none.still seeems like yesterday when you came visiting. I am constantly reminded that you are in a better place were you will feel no pain nor loneliness. Rest on Agwu nwanyi. my daughters are yet to get over the shock. Rest on beautiful giver.From Mrs Rose Chinyere Nwabuisi"

This tribute was added by Nwabueze Nwokolo on 16th October 2016

"CHINEDU
BY CHUKA NWOKOLO

I have tried to peer at the world through Chinedu’s eyes. Like her I am the first born of a large sib ship consisting of strong individuals. Our parents were strong and raised us in the traditional Igbo way never sparing “the rod” for fear the child may be spoiled. Being the first born many responsibilities fell on her both overt and covert. The long shadow cast by her successful parents reached over and beyond her. At times she must have felt stifled and craved the freedom enjoyed by those who were not so fortunately born.
After the war she found her way to St Anne’s Ibadan and from there to study journalism at the Jackson School of journalism at the University of Nigeria. I believe this was the beginning of her quest for independence. I met her in the University of Nigeria for the first time. Even then she lived a simple life and it was impossible to know that she came from such an eminent parentage. She had a small group of friends most she had met in secondary school. I believe that one of the conditions of being friends with her was that you treated her like a normal person. Ostentation was never part of her personality. Rather she was generous to a fault and at times gave away her possessions to the less fortunate. I wonder if her parents would have been dismayed on finding that she returned home at the end of every term with none of items she went with having given them away.
Throughout her life she fought to delineate an independent persona one separate from her antecedents. In Nigeria this would have been impossible as she was always known as the “ada” of her family and rarely as Chinedu.
After University she went straight back to Lagos where she worked for many years in the re-insurance industry still trying her best to create her own space. She worried about her brothers and sisters and often took on the mantle of leadership which had been bequeathed to her. Her son Chukwuma would have been the happiest product of her life.
The death of her parents had an unexpected impact on her where she suddenly found the space she sought in abundance and I think she may have had difficulty coming to terms with this. In later years she encountered ill health which she battled with taciturn fortitude not wanting to cause distress to her loved ones.
She is at peace now.
Chuka Nwokolo
October 2016"

This tribute was added by Nwabueze Nwokolo on 15th October 2016

"CHINEDUM NTIANU JAJA-WACHUKU
1952 – 2016 BY EJINE NZERIBE

Chinedu Ntianu Jaja-Wachuku was my second cousin, born to my great-aunt, Mrs. Rhoda Jaja-Wachuku and her husband, Anucha Jaja-Wachuku. She was certainly much older than I, and I didn’t have the privilege of being close to her in those early days growing up in Lagos. She was very studious, given to much reading and very reserved. She would curl up on a bed or chair reading a book or magazine, anything readable, whilst we – Nwabueze, Ndubuisi and Emenuwa – the rowdy, playful ones would be all over the place playing one game or the other, getting on each other’s nerves and of course in my case, crying at the least provocation…especially from the boys!

Chinedum and I became closer in the last 3 years after we met at a social event in Lagos. We visited one another but not so often. My association with her at this time was enough for me to understand the person Chinedum was. She was understandably strict (an Uncle Jaja strong trait). But underneath that veneer was a very loving and kind person who wanted things done openly; who cared for people, enough to give of her possessions and love selflessly without question. Her trust knew no bounds, meted out to all and sundry just because it was her nature, and her ability to give without expecting anything in return reveals a rare quality in one so strict.

Chinedum, only God knows why He chose to call you home now. When I saw you about 2 months before your demise, I did not realize it would be the last. I wish I had another chance to deepen the relationship we had forged, to argue as we did about one thing or the other and reminisce about all those times growing up as children. I take solace in the fact that we will meet again someday, at Jesus’ feet."

This tribute was added by Njide Nyako on 14th October 2016

"My dear Chinedum, if anyone had told me on 10th September when we chatted via whatsapp that that would be our our last chat, i would never have believed it. I am happy that we caught up with each other after a long separation due life deals. All your children and I will miss you. You were such a wonderful Auntie and friend. To your son, Chukwuma, and the whole family, may God grant you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
Chinedum, rest in perfect peace in the bossom of the Lord."

This tribute was added by Ejike Nwokolo on 13th October 2016

"Rest in peace Chinedum. Your intelligence, class and knowledge left a strong and lasting impression on me and many others.  May the Lord keep you close to him."

This tribute was added by Nwabueze Nwokolo on 13th October 2016

"BY Ejike Nwokolo

We acknowledge the transition of
Chinedum Jaja-Wachukwu , a valued NNP member and contributor.
Chinedum was a dignified,informed and intelligent commentator who often was able to give her eye witness accounts of important events in Nigeria's history including the ceremonies of our independence in 1960 which she took part in as a school girl,delivering the bouquet of flowers to Britain's Princess Alexandra.
She was the eldest daughter of  
Jaja Wachukwu ,Nigeria's respected premier foreign minister and second republic Senator. She has been laid to rest at her family home in Nbawsi , Abia State.
We send our condolences to her family and friends some of whom are also NNP members.
May she rest in peace. EJIKE NWOKOLO"

This tribute was added by Nwabueze Nwokolo on 12th October 2016

"A TRIBUTE TO CHINEDUM NTIANU JAJA WACHUKU
By Uloaku Amadi Uzamere
Chinedum,as your name implies,you were a lodestar,a shining guiding light.
You mentored many,you inspired many,you gave direction to many.
You had a caring heart so full of warmth.You treated the friends of your younger siblings(like me)as your own.
We looked up to you because you were so poised and accommodating. You gave shelter and focus to many.
For one whose spirit was so soft,open and harmless as yours,the craziness,meaness and deceit in the world must have utterly bewildered you.

You departed.
We will miss you but we are glad that we once had someone as wonderful as you in our lives.
Chinedum,it is goodnight not goodbye.
May your truly gentle soul rest in the bosom of Jesus Christ.
Amen.
Ulo Amadi Uzamere."

This tribute was added by amma ogan on 12th October 2016

"My memories of Chinedu go back to a childhood in Nigeria that was  free of worldly cares, when even then there was a strong stridency in her voice and an assertion of  freedom that was unusual. Those were fun times and though brief were unforgettable. This is a death too soon, but we seem to be surrounded by them these days. I hope she has found freedom and peace."

This tribute was added by Ngozi Asonye on 11th October 2016

""It is well, it is well" said the Shunamite
So we say..."it is well", for
God is our strength & refuge
A very present help at times like this

To my cousins: Dee Ndubuisi, Nwabueze, Emenuwa & Idu, ndo nu o!
Chukwuma, ndo o!
May God comfort & sustain you all.

Big cousin is gone
I remember as a kid, my dad her uncle Ibe always spoke so highly of her, so to me she was a role model, some one to emulate

Adieu cousin
Adieu.
You will always be remembered
Au revoir chere cousine, au revoir!!!"

This tribute was added by Rosa Vera-Cruz on 11th October 2016

"Very hard to believe. This came as a shock. I never met Chinedum though we kept planning to meet up. We communicated on social media and in private chat. We shared a live for plants. I later found out she and my first cousins lived together at some point growing up. Strong woman, beautiful in and out, sleep well.  Greenfingers will miss your many comments and suggestions about flowers. I will miss our private chats."

This tribute was added by nwakaku akinlami on 11th October 2016

"Need, you left so early. You were a friend I can never forget. You helped me in a way that only a mother could when I had my son years ago even when I am older than you . You were there doing "omugwo" for me and teaching me how to handle a new baby with the type of live a mother would give to her daughter and baby. Your love was unquantifiable and you gave it whole heartedly.
The news of your demise came as a huge shock to me but when the Lord God speaks, we must all accept . You loved Him in life and we who are on this side of life believe that you have received your crown of righteousness and faithfulness from Him who has called you to greater and eternal life. We love you but He loves you more. Resting Him my friend .
Nwabs , Chukwuma and the rest of her family, do receive strength from the Lord who has called her home. She has only gone ahead of us. Do accept my love and condolences for we must not mourn as those that have no hope. Maranatha !!!"

This tribute was added by Thelma Mike on 10th October 2016

"Sister Chinedum,  I met you at St, Annes School Ibadan. I knew you as the older sister of my dear friend and class mate, Idu. Over the years, you became a friend to me despite the diffrence in our ages.
You were a wonderful and caring soul.
A star fell from the heavens; a star returned.
Shine on sweet star!!"

This tribute was added by Chike Okonyia on 8th October 2016

"When You don't move the mountains I wished that You would move
When You don't part the waters I wished that I'd walk through
I will trust in You
Your ways are always higher
Your plans are always good
Lord, there's no place I'll ever go that you've not already been.

Sleep on Chinedum. We bless God for the life you lived."

This tribute was added by Ngozi Aniagoh on 8th October 2016

"Although I have always known Sister Chinedum was Sister Nwab's sister, it wasn't until last year that I became friends with her. I immediately took a liking to her and always felt SPECIAL whenever she shared my pictures or posts.I found her to be very smart and cordial with everyone. I will miss her dearly and pray for her soul to rest peacefully in the Lord's bosom. Sis Nwabs, may God console you, her Son Chukwuma , and the rest of your family. it is well."

This tribute was added by Chinny Eccles-James on 8th October 2016

"As I reminise about the wonderful childhood we had together at Queen's School, Enugu, I'm reminded of your sweet nature and personality. We canvassed the grounds of Queen's School and certainly had our share of mischief and commotion together with the rest of our friends who were in our clique.  These remain memories left for us to cherish.

The news of your passing came as a complete shock. Indeed God knows best. Rest easy dearest friend...

Nwabueze, on behalf of my entire family, I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family."

This tribute was added by Helen Onyeaka on 8th October 2016

"Sister Nwabueze and family

Please know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences for an incredibly great loss of Chinedum .  "The memory of the righteous is a blessing." Proverbs 10:7.

“Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal” Isaiah 26:4

Please  be assured that our God, the Everlasting Rock, the Rock of Ages, will strengthen and comfort your family."

This tribute was added by Nwabueze Nwokolo on 8th October 2016

"From Livingstone and Mungo Park
BY CHISARA SANDRA NWABARA

From Livingstone and Mungo Park
To the Dining Hall, Locker Room and back.
From  the Library and Madame Iype's Biology lab
To the Majestic Assembly Hall to sing and pray
Straight to the classrooms, we walked, every week day.


We canvassed that cherished ground
Where knowledge, courage, and hope still abound
We were destined and lucky to cross paths
We strutted our stuff and held our heads high
We did as we were told and never asked why.


I first met you in flesh during the onslaught of that war
You were an overflow from  the other Queens, our competitor  
Mrs. KirkPatrick used to tell us how bright you all were
You blended in and showed us the stuff you were made of
I was never in doubt; you were focused and elegantly tough.


On that cherished ground that laid the foundation for us
I grew to appreciate you, and  learned you were one of us
Not only were you my schoolmate, you were my sisterly-in-law
Few shared their pricey possessions with others
But for you, I was never hungry; I even had more than others.


We were suddenly summoned to that Majestic Assembly Hall
We knew a special announcement would us all befall
There, Mrs. KirkPatrick, informed us she was sending us home
It was no longer safe to traverse that cherished  ground
We packed our belongings and bade all our mates goodbye.


I never saw you again, Chinedum, kind one
I never returned to that cherished ground so happily worn
I prayed that someday I would see you but that wasn't to be
The phenomenon called Facebook connected you and me
Could I, a magic wand wave, I will tell you all about the new me.


Adios my friend! REQUIESCAT IN PACE!  

Chisara Sandra Nwabara."

This tribute was added by Ogor WinnieO on 8th October 2016

"It's unreal to believe that you're gone nwanne mmadu! You were such a precious, kind, and beautiful spirit and facebook introduced you to me. We went on to share beautiful memories together and my husband and I grew really fond of you but alas, I heard you are gone! Journey safely back home beautiful big sister! Adeiu! May the Almighty grant your family strength to bear this painful exit!"

This tribute was added by Nwabueze Nwokolo on 8th October 2016

"TRIBUTE WRITTEN BY CHISARA SANDRA NWAGBARA




From Livingstone and Mungo Park
To the Dining Hall, Locker Room and back.
From  the Library and Madame Iype's Biology lab
To the Majestic Assembly Hall to sing and pray
Straight to the classrooms, we walked, every week day.


We canvassed that cherished ground
Where knowledge, courage, and hope still abound
We were destined and lucky to cross paths
We strutted our stuff and held our heads high
We did as we were told and never asked why.


I first met you in flesh during the onslaught of that war
You were an overflow from  the other Queens, our competitor  
Mrs. KirkPatrick used to tell us how bright you all were
You blended in and showed us the stuff you were made of
I was never in doubt; you were focused and elegantly tough.


On that cherished ground that laid the foundation for us
I grew to appreciate you, and  learned you were one of us
Not only were you my schoolmate, you were my sisterly-in-law
Few shared their pricey possessions with others
But for you, I was never hungry; I even had more than others.


We were suddenly summoned to that Majestic Assembly Hall
We knew a special announcement would us all befall
There, Mrs. KirkPatrick, informed us she was sending us home
It was no longer safe to traverse that cherished  ground
We packed our belongings and bade all our mates goodbye.


I never saw you again, Chinedum, kind one
I never returned to that cherished ground so happily worn
I prayed that someday I would see you but that wasn't to be
The phenomenon called Facebook connected you and me
Could I, a magic wand wave, I will tell you all about the new me.


Adios my friend! REQUIESCAT IN PACE!  

Chisara Sandra Nwabara."

This tribute was added by Ndi Nwasike on 7th October 2016

"It is well. May the Lord give you rest."

This tribute was added by Uzo Ugboma on 7th October 2016

"May your soul rest in perfect peace,  Chinedu."

This tribute was added by yieze Cantle on 7th October 2016

"Gone like the wind!! Left a Vacuum but will be remembered forever
Gone but not forgotten. Rest In Peace Chinedum."

This tribute was added by Rita Melifonwu on 7th October 2016

"Dearest Angel

You lived and served the Lord as you were called by Him. Now He has called you back to Haven. Though you're dearly missed, we feel blessed, rest assured that you are with the Lord. Our prayers remain for the family you left behind, for the grace to bear this great loss."

This tribute was added by Francisca Okoroafor on 7th October 2016

"Our dearly beloved Chinedu Ntianu Jaja-Wachukwu 'Ada Ugo Ngwa' Ada Ukwu Jaja-Wachukwu your sudden exit was shocking but i take solace that on the last day we shall all meet to part no more.On Ecclesiastes 3 verses 2,3,4,5,am highlighting on 'BIRTH' 'DEATH''MOURNING'HEALING'and 'EMBRACING'which summarises our earthly journey.Big sister you were an INSTITUTION ,very loving and giving which you inherited from your late mum our Auntie Rhoda your maternal root of the reknowned Onumonu's Family of Oguta Ameshi.Am happy i you from your root,being an old Queen's school product of Enugu,our families are very connected and so shall it be.Our Ada ugo Ngwa whilst i say GOOD NITE with a heavy heart but who am i since God needed an Angel on 26/9/16.Your evergreen memories will forever be in my heart.Be strong and it is well i say to your siblings,amazing son,family ,friends most especially to Nwabueze,Ndubuisi,Emeruwa,Idu and Chukwuma on behalf of the late Sir Ogbuagu Sydney Ebini Okoroafor's Family of Oguta Imo State,Nigeria."

This tribute was added by Joyce Agim on 7th October 2016

"Our Princess Chinedum
We will not cry at your grave because you are not there. You have followed the path that God laid for you. You went with Him when you heard His call. You could not stay to say goodbye byes and farewell,to laugh,to work to play to love. Your life has been full,You savoured much,good family,good friends good times, a loved ones touch.
You have found peace. Your parting has left such a void but will be filled with Remembered Joy."

This tribute was added by Maureen Chinyere on 7th October 2016

"My dearest cousin , CHINEDUM , I never invisaged that my 'hanging out ' with you in July would be our last. As I always did when I came into Lagos, I called you on the 17th of July 2016 to inform you that I was around . Despite your ill health, you made time to be with me all through my 4 days' stay. All my life we had almost always been together, same ' Ota Akara' school at Aba, same lower primary school ,till you all left for lagos when your father, my uncle  was made a Minister of the first Republic.All through the Biafran Civil war, we were together, living like siblings and doing everything together - for instance.  Attending Biafran Youth Front gatherings, going to 'Jumps' etc . In Queens School Enugu after the war , we were together, at UNN we were also together, even living in the same ' New Hostel' . After youth Corps , we were all living in Festac village. when I had my first set of twins, you spoilt them with a whole lot of Toys! You always knew how to give the ' little ones ' fun times! Most of us called you 'Madam Fix it' because you always found joy in trying to fix people's problems . There were hardly any friends of ours who did not benefit from your benevolent nature !  You were a Cousin in a million! Always ready to assist others anytime even at your own inconvenience. You were humble to a fault , ready to associate with anybody irrespective of  class or race. Ada UKWU Jaja, your friends will miss you!  Your  siblings' friends will miss you ! We your family will also miss you very much! Adieu oke Ada! Adieu Dum Dum! Adieu Nwanne eji aga mba' ! Till that Ressurection morning when we shall meet to part no more.  From Your loving cousin , Chinyere Pam Jonah."

This tribute was added by Emeka Wach on 7th October 2016

"My darling big sis, your death was a shock to me, have been going through my series of conversations with you and asking my self " Is sis Chinedum truly gone"? I quiver at this great loss of my darling big sis. Indeed, life is an enigma. While we mourn the exit of your mortal body from this planet earth, having been committed to Mother Earth and from dust to dust, we take solace in the fact that you died in Christ and such resting peacefully in the bosom of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, singing praises with the saints. This is the utmost desire of every child of God. May the Lord be praised. Till we meet to part no more my darling sweet objective big sis, farewell, love you, Emeka Donald Wachuku (Emeka Don Wach)..."

This tribute was added by Uzoamaka Okafor on 6th October 2016

"Oh Chinedum I am still in shock.  Everyday, since you passed I remember the beautiful times we shared.  You were very down to earth, very creative, loved nature and exhibited it in your gardening.
You were very open-hearted and loved family. You went lengths to help your friends and open doors for them.
My caring and loving sis rest in perfect peace until we meet to part no more.   You will forever live in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Adebola Esuruoso Fashanu on 6th October 2016

"Sis Chinedum. You are sorely missed.  We became facebook friends by chance, but sisters by choice. I still cannot believe that I will not be seeing your comments on my posts and that you will not be sharing my posts on your timeline any longer. May you find eternal joy at the feet  of your Creator, sis."

This tribute was added by Adebola Esuruoso Fashanu on 6th October 2016

"Sis Chinedum. You are sorely missed.  We became facebook friends by chance, but sisters by choice. I still cannot believe that I will not be seeing your comments on my posts and that you will not be sharing my posts on your timeline any longer. May you find eternal joy at the feet  of your Creator, sis."

This tribute was added by Frances Wachuku on 6th October 2016

"As I write my eyes are filled with tears, it never occurred to me how much your death will affect me my darling coz. I find myself wishing that your passing wasn't real!
Every time I think about it pain is all I can feel. I am glad you feel no pain now, you are in a peaceful place and have left the pains & sorrows of this world behind. I regret I did not convey enough to you how much I loved you the last time we spoke on 9/13/16.
I will love & miss you forever Chi, until ressurection morning when we will meet to part no more. Until that day comes, I will wipe my tears away! Rest eternally my dear!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Megan Danielle on 6th October 2016

"To the Family of Chinedum Ntianu JAJA-WACHUKU
i wish to send my condolence, I may not of known her personally. Still i know the experience of loosing someone very close to you in death. This hits close to home, and i wanted to let you know, there is nothing wrong with grieving over are dear loved ones. It is in the bible, that there were many who grieved. (Genesis 37:34-35)"

This tribute was added by Nwabueze Nwokolo on 6th October 2016

"Delicate flower; rest in perfect peace Chinedum."


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