- 46 years old
- Date of birth: May 20, 1969
- Date of passing: Jul 27, 2015
|Let the memory of Churchill be with us forever|
"Always remembered and memory cherished."
"Worthy Pastor , I am so shocked ! ! I still remember your inspiring messages at Manna Mountain, it never seemed that death could so fearlessly touch you ,but God in His awesomeness, knows best, Rest In Peace Perfect Peace,"
"Oga Ihua. Just the thought of you brings back fund memories of our brief interaction. How I wish I have been in touch more often. My mouth is wide open with disbelief, hearing that you have passed on. I will sorely miss you. Sleep on oga, take your rest. We may feel so down now but the creator will surely keep you in his bossom. The hope of resurrection gives us the comfort that we will meet again and never to part. You were a great man who brought smiles to many faces, knowledge to many... I will miss you Boss."
"Senior Churchill.....when i read the news of your sad passing on the first thing that came to my memory was your SMILE.....you had that forever smile on your face.....you were a true gentlemen all through the period i knew you....May your gentle soul RIP sir"
"Oga Churchill it's been several years since I last saw you, but I can't forget your good nature and easy laughter. Yours was a kind soul that shone through even when you tried to be tough with us your juniors. Heaven's gain is our loss. ......may your soul rest in perfect peace!"
"Your passing is a shock to many of us but the memories remain strong. Thanks for adding colour to our lives. You will be missed. Rest in peace, Churchill."
"It's not how long we live but the quality and people we touch. You have touched more people than the total number of years you lived.
We miss and pray God rest you in peace. Amin
"Oga Churchill your visions and struggles will always be shared and upheld.
Your memory held always dear to us ever.
Good night and sleep on in Christ till we meet on the other side of eternity to part no more."
"Rest in peace Churchill. I remember the days in Red sqn when we shared a common goal and collectively made a good team. Your jovial mood and jokes in times when moral was low made a difference especially when you pair up with Solomon Fyncountry. May God grant you perfect peace. May your family be able to bare the lose. Ameen."
"Rest in peace Churchill"
"Churchill and I shared alot in common. From our days as clowns in Red Squadron, way back 1981. He was a source of joy, inspiration and at thesame time, a pain in the ass. As most of the general putty we served were orchestrated by Churchill. Annoyingly, at most times, it was He who got let off before most of us that were co-opted. I was a fan, an unwavering fan of His shows which he and Solomon Fynecontry hosted to bring a comic relief to the unending stress and 'jobs' metted on us by the 80 set. Those were glory days! In all of it, we forged a bond that was iseparable. We shared books, writing materials, comics; yes we bought things in twos when we had the oppurtunity to send Cpl. Emaikwu or Zakari to town. Then He had to leave AFMS sometime in 1984 or thereabout. It was quite a touching seperation.
But as fate would have it, our path crossed again. This time in Onitsha. Anambra State. I had gone there for the mandatory National Youth Service. Churchill was already a staff with Allstates bank. I had gone there in company of a Youth Corper friend of mine who was posted there and there was 'Okondo Okpako' on the cash and teller cubicle. He beached protocols, walked out, abandoning obviously angry customers and came round to meet me at the customer area. We chatted away for I dont know how long. All I remember is that, most of the customers waiting for him had to be diverted to other counters. That night, that very night, I slept in his house at Nkpor. He was then single, but had a live in girlfriend who could pass for a wife. They made me a member of thier home. On weekends, when they are off to Enugu, they would hand over the house keys to me and as a bloody corper, I made justice to the luxury. That luxury almost landed me a wife in Onitsha which I stayed for two and a half years instead of just the one year NYSC. We would go on some weekends together to Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri or UNN at Nsukka or Enugu campus for gyrations accompanied attimes by his younger brother Harold. Both of them were 'woked drumitos' while I was a Chief.
In all of these, we never forgot the Lord. We would sit back sometimes and think about life within and beyond. His girlfriend then was a Christian to the core and supported not all that we did. I was told she passed on years ago.
I wish I could just keep on the little details, but, of what use? Whats important now is that, in all of this, Churchill found Christ. Not as a result of his failing health which led to a kidney transplant in India, but based on conviction and location. I heard his testimony at our reunion and we had a quite time, the two of us which has largely transformed my life today.
You will be forever missed but am full of praise for the God we serve, who has not made our labour of love for him to be in vain but saw us through every bad patch and picking you up to him at the most precious time. For those of us still tarrying, we can only keep pleading for Mercy even as we journey through this treacherous field. Making the best of the times even as we know, the days are evil.
Adieu, my friend and brother. Rest well with the Lord."
"This is one guy that I shall remember for the rest of my life for the fact that he was not just a class and secondary school mate but he was one person that never got angry and was ever prepared to make you happy when under tension and pressure. He brought this attribute to bear even during the last reunion. I remember very well in AFMS I always asked myself privately that "come which can of guy is this always in comedy mood". In fact I admired him and solo willy and they had brought positive attention to red sqn. MAY YOU REST WELL BROTHER UNTIL WE MEET TO PART NO MORE CHURCHILL IHUA."
"A great one has passed on. I remembered how he led us into the 'spirit of the holidays' with drummings and dances. It was a season of relief of our seniors puttee. Wiping away tears of the home sicklers . It was Lagos Route, Port Harcourt Route, by Parents and my class by Taxis as arranged by SAWO. We surely missed you Churchill, find solace and great peace of the creator. Adieu."
"You have fought the good fight Churchill.You have gone to collect your prize.Thank you for touching our lives with your humour and making us laugh.You will always be in our hearts."
"My first memory of Churchill is the most enduring I have of him. And it was on my first day at AFMS. I remember vividly the comical sight of him & Solo willy marching round the down school parade ground. It was such a comical display that I forgot the sadness of leaving my mother at the school gate."
"We had been told that God takes the best from us to spend eternity with Him. And now He has proven it with you.
Churchill, we are heart-broken by your sudden departure. You are too well loved to be forgotten. Your presence we miss, and your memory we treasure. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace bro!"
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