Shaayo D
Deborah Okorley
  • 46 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 23, 1967
  • Date of passing: Dec 12, 2013
Let the memory of Deborah be with us forever. Our hearts are like a memory book It's Pages Hold all the living thoughts of You Recorded in the golden books of yesteryear Bound with love and care

Funeral: March 28 - 29, 2014
Venue: Okorley Family House, Labadi, Accra



After a seemingly successful treatment of breast cancer at the MD Anderson Center, Houston, our joy will be cut short with a recurrence of a more vicious one only after a few months.

Our mother, sister, and best friend, Deborah left us to a place of no more pain and sorrow. She passed away in Accra, Ghana.

Her smile was a beacon of hope to strangers. She touched the lives of many, lifted the spirits of all who came her way and made herself a vessel of a never-ending kindness.This was who you were and you will forever remain in our hearts...until our hearts stop And forever in our memories...until it withers.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Deborah Okorley, 46, born on July 23, 1967 and passed away on December 12, 2013. We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Christabel Martey on 7th November 2015

"I have no words to describe the sadness within me. I miss you mama. Just one last time to see your face or to even hear your voice, that's all i wish for. You hold a place dear to my heart. RP"

This tribute was added by E Menson on 22nd March 2014

"Tribute to our mum

Maa, you were our god before we knew who God was. Everything that brought meaning you gave us. You even gave us life… and the life that you gave us yet feels today as though you took it from us. You took you away from us which was all we had and created this endless void that swallows our tears unending.
Even on your sick bed all you cried out was “Yehowa mibii n33 ee !”.  
We still hold on to you as we hear you speak to us every day, every time, and everywhere in our hearts.
If only we had the opportunity to speak to you again in this life we will throw at you your very own words “Ooshi mi ni namo akw3 mi?” [You’re leaving so who’ll take care of me]
Now we feel defeated and our strength depleted because our only pillar of support has been snatched away from us.
You taught us life’s greatest lessons and that we shall forever cherish.  You left an indelible mark in our hearts and we will carry you in our spirits forever. You loved us like no other and that memory shall never faint You were a great mother; one hard to find and a cherished gift to behold.  You carved a perfect picture of yourself in your only grandson as though you are giving us a heavenly wink… As though a re-assurance that you are looking down upon us with an endless smile…
For Nhyira and I we imagine us at a crossroad; would we have loved to see you in pain or rather you painless?
We are scorned, our souls cry out for you; because death has stolen our most precious gift.
Where are you maa?
Come Maa. Come and taste the fruits of your hard work and the flourishes of your barns
The many people you touched will forever remain an inspiration
Even in separation your wisdom, kindness and smile will remain alive in the many lives you touched.
Maa may God grant you eternal rest.
May your soul rejoice as you hail your hallelujah
And may you find rest and perfect peace under the wings of Jehovah. Wo ojogbann maa.
                                                                       -Lady & Nhyira"

This tribute was added by Maame Esi on 14th February 2014

"Shaayo D!  You're gone from this world, but memories of you will live on.  You truly left too soon but our hearts are comforted because we know you're in a better place. May your soul rest in God's perfect peace!"

This tribute was added by bernice Ayivor on 14th February 2014

"May your soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by E Menson on 12th February 2014

"I feel like I had the lion’s share of her for the near two years she lived with me in the United States, Houston TX.  
Her seemingly endless interest in finding me a wife among her numerous adopted daughters landed her a name all Houston calls her; Shaayo D
My Shaayo was very precious to me  
And she left me with a part of her even more precious – And I will never forget that.
Nobody gets a mother, a mentor, a buddy and an in-law in one package
But because of you I did...Shaayo D, I will forever carry you in my spirit.  
The radiance of Shaayo D’s love created an unending streak of joy and passion that could only be rivaled by her deep commitment to family and compassion to all.
Her smile was a beacon of hope to strangers. She touched the lives of many, lifted the spirits of all who came her way and made herself a vessel of a never-ending kindness.
She was a giver even when she didn’t have.  
She found success through hard work. Though she didn’t have trucks and trailers and ships at the harbor, she was rich and wealthy because of who she was…She always gave…Even when she did not have. She poured herself out.
This was who you were and you will forever remain in our hearts...until our hearts stop  
And forever in our memories...until it withers.
Let the memory of Deborah be with us forever. Our hearts are like a memory book It's Pages Hold all the living thoughts of You Recorded in the golden books of Yesteryear bound with love and care
May God be with you till we meet again.  May you rest in perfect peace."


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