- 46 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 9, 1968
- Date of passing: Oct 31, 2014
|Pastor Dr. Debbie, forever in our hearts, and resting in the Father's bosom...|
This memorial website was created in memory and honour of a dearly beloved and accomplished woman of valour, Pastor Dr. Debbie Antonza II, 46, born on April 9, 1968 and transited to eternal glory on October 31, 2014. She remains forever treasured in our thoughts.
"Two years have come and gone...yet it seemed just like yesterday. My niece MaryJane Dogo called all the way from Dublin today, guess what she said...uncle, when you think of Aunty Debbie today, write down all the things she did to,impact and bless....wow! What wise counsel from the mouth of "babes and suckling so" Well I took the advice, started recalling all the good things you did in my life, the blessing God used you to bless and impact my life.
I remember when we met, there was that spark, and then it happened. Thanks for being a wise counsel in difficult times, thanks for being frank with me even when it wasn't convenient, thanks for being my greatest cheerleader, you believed in me, even when I was finding it difficult to believe in myself. Thanks for giving me 3 lovely children. Glad has so grown, she's so strong, wise and full of the spirit of God, you will be proud, Richy, has turned 21, now a woman! She's smart and kind and loving. Imma is an enviable son, composed and focused. I remember how you were always going around with him like your handbag, maybe God knew something we all didn't.
I cannot tell all you have done, but when I count the blessings and name them one by one, I thank God our paths crossed. I will always love you and be proud of you...miss you greatly"
"i have always loved the month of October because it's the month of my birth, then 3 days after my birth date in 2014, the sad unforgettable news of your demise hit me like a thunderbolt. 2 years down i have received this month with mixed feelings because of you. There are so many, many things i would have love to tell you now if you were here but... all i can say now is, i miss you greatly, fondly so.... you were one of a kind to me."
"Dear Auntie Debbie, your memory lives on. All is well."
Its just like yesterday. We miss you so much. The Lord has been our strength and comfort. Rest in Perfect Peace."
"I can never forget this day cos its my sister:s bday.on this day and always,i remember you mummy Debbie,continue to rest with the Lord.miss you ma!"
"Remembering Dr. Debbie today, as always, and the smiles she put on our faces while here and the joy she brings to God's heart in eternity.
Rest on Pastor."
"My precious Aunty Debbie.
Through our Church service yesterday, I remembered you and this particular day and events of the day also. Missing you is an understatement. Your influence in my life can never be forgotten. Keep on looking out for us all."
Hardly a week passes that we do not say " if Debbie was here she perhaps would have added her counsel or perspective on......". Our family misses you so much and you continue to live in our heart. Continue to rest in the Lord."
"Happy Birthday Debbie, I know you're in heaven but your memory here is still fresh. I choose to hang on to the legacies you left for us to emulate. You raised the standard of holy living, justice and fairness. You were an example of love and tolerance. You showed what it means to love and submit in a marriage despite my flaws, you accepted me just as I am...Christs standard for love. I appreciate you now even more after these two years. Thanks for being an example for me, the kids and the church. I love you"
I found it hard to drop a word because when I remember the godly sweet memories, the smiling face of a godly daughter of the Kingdom. Sweet memory still, we shall all meet with you again and with Him. You just went ahead of us.Debbie we are coming, yes we are coming to be together on the bossom of our Lord"
"I remember you today like always. Beloved mother, who knows it all before I speak and with tender love you provided solution. Thank you for a life well spent. You are forever in our hearts."
"Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready. ... Blessed are they which are called unto marriage supper of the Lamb.... Rev.19:7,9 KJV. A blessed women called to the supper of the Lamb. Strength and comfort to all"
"I NEVER KNEW U ONE ON ONE, BUT I DID ADMIRE U FROM AFAR- U ALWAYS HAD A STEADY SMILE AND ALWAYS LOOKED UNRUFFLED. U CARRIED A SWEETNESS AROUND U EVEN WITHOUT SAYING A WORD.WHENEVER I SAW U THAT WAS WHAT U PORTRAYED. Hmmm..... GOD KNOWS BEST, TO HIM BE THE GLORY!!!"
"I remembered the last Christmas you spent at home and in particular, our final quarter thanksgiving service in which we danced out our hearts in humiliťy the Jukun traditional dance at the centre of the church and to the glory of the Lord.. It was excitement, joy and happiness taking those steps of dance after a long while. I could go on with lots of my encountered with you and your family but I purse here to say "MISS YOU MUCH" Mum. Continue to rest in the Lord."
"With great respect, I remember this woman of God. It's 1 yr since she departed to heaven. I still feel her kind heart & humble spirit. Pastor Debbie, your beautiful smile soothe so much. Rest on!"
"Though a brief meeting with you while you were here, you gave my wife and I invaluable insights into the success of your over 20 years of marriage...In you we saw:
A pearl of inestimable value
A song of irresistible melody
A light of indescribable radiance
A heart full of unspeakable joy
...You live on, even in our hearts!"
"Wow, its been a year already. My dearest Aunty Debby, words cant begin to help express the loss we were dealt when God took you to be with Him. You were an amazing woman. Pretty of body with an exquisite soul. I celebrate you today and every day.
You have crossed the Rubicon in triumph."
"Aunty Debbie, a year ago you joined the archangels. A beautiful woman you were, with a beautiful heart full of compassion, you left a legacy that is unbeatable. We love and really missed you!"
""The Lord has determined our path; how then can anyone understand the direction his/her life is taking" Proverbs 20:24 [GNB]. We celebrate the faithfulness of God. Auntie Debbie let your light keep shining. To God be the glory."
"Dr. Debbie (Baby Yanga), I don't like to remember this day, that you left us on this side of eternity; and I won't forget this day either, that Heaven gained you. Visiting you and praying with you at the National Hospital was a great encouragement for me knowing that you were a Woman of Faith. Rest on in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Adieu!"
"Aunty Debbie, it's really an honour to have come in contact with someone as beautiful as u. U were indeed a burning & a shining light. Rest on in d bossom of d one who loves u immeasurably. U live on forever in our hearts & mind. We luv & miss u."
"My dear Debbie,
I finally pluck up the courage to write... Not that I expect you to click on a weblink to read this; but it helps us to relieve some pressure, this writing of our thoughts. In some ways these expressions in words minister grace to the hearts of those of us who are alive and remain on this dimension of things.
We say it's been 12 months already. But not to you. You are in the Eternal Now, verifying the efficacy of all that we have believed and experiencing the hope that we still hold on to...
It was a pleasure to have shared a patch of history with you, my sister. You left a warm radiance here. He, Who began this good work in all of us, will accomplish it. It hurts that you clocked out when you did but i am glad that our paths crossed at all. The memory of you is blessed in my heart.
Until we see again, we choose to leave our hands and hearts in the hands of the One who alone will reunite us all in His love..."
"There are no words to describe the pain i feel inside when i think about you....But you're resting from all your labours.....sleep well mum,you're a rare gem,a rare diamond... a treasure without a price tag...i love you always...i miss you so bad"
"My hero, mother and pastor, I am sincerely grateful to God for the opportunity of knowing you. l will never forget ur advice and prayers , Ur smile whenever u hug me. I miss u greatly. Sleep on great soldier of the Most High God . You will forever remain fresh in our memories. Rest in peace Mum."
"A good name exceeds the value of fine perfume and a woman who fears the Lord will be praised and her actions would result in public praise. Aunty, you did not leave me without a word , you walked circumspectly as a wise woman. You will forever remain in my heart.
...... From Mrs. Anthonia Maduka"
"Can't 4get on my wedding day,u hugged me and say"welcome to our family cos I married a nimzon man,I neva knew u won't stay long enough for me to enjoy being a part of your family.hmm pst Debbie I miss u,continue to rest with the Lord till we meet in heaven."
"Just like yesterday! One year is gone. You are really beautiful inside out. I missed your smiles and the way you always call me. Mummy, you are gone but your sweet memories lives on. Continue to rest on God's General. Till we meet to part no more. Adieu."
"Your last word mean alot to me Mum, thanks for being there for me, my family, pwfn jalingo and the Church. Your encouraging words keep ringing in my heart, am forever grateful to God for the gift of you. Sleep tide until tomorrow where we will meet to part no more."
"It's one year already and it still feels like a dream, I can still hear your voice, laughter. ..every memory is still fresh like yesterday. ..why? I keep asking. .but i'm comforted in this truth that God is sovereign. ..I can never forget the times we had,for that i'm so thankful. .
It's really hard thinking about you and coming to terms with the hard reality that you're no longer a phone call away
..that I won't see you on this side of heaven. ..but you're right in my heart. ..Keep resting in the arms of the one you loved so much. ..someday we'll talk about this just like old times at his feet. ..I will always love you Mum"
"Am still finding it difficult to believe that your esistence here on earth has be terminated. I am sure the good Lord has crowned you with the crown of victory. You were a woman of great integrity and a very meek humble woman of God. I learnt alot from you; especially your patience and silence even in the midst of difficulties. You were indeed a good educator. Though you are not here to speak for yourself, but your good deeds are speaking for you. My dear and lovely mummy continue to rest in the Lord."
"I thank God that He gave me the opportunity of meeting Aunty Debbie before calling her home to Glory. Such a sweet, kind, and loving woman of God. Continued prayers for the family and church family. We will meet and fellowship again one day with the Father. Love you Aunty Debbie you are truly missed but never forgotten."
"The first time I saw you, Pastor Debbie, I thought, wow, she is cute & so beautiful & I truly loved your long hair. As I grew to know you more, I said, wow, she has such a sweet spirit. If I begin to talk of the things I learnt from you, will I ever finish? Aunty Debbie, I loved you then, I love you now & I will love you always. Enjoy at the Master's feet, till we meet. Peace."
"So shocked @ the news.............. I will always remember her for her wonderful smiles. The last time I saw her was @ Daystar Christian Academy, looking so beautiful. We'll miss and I pray God will grant the family the strength to bear the loss as we continue to celebrate this great woman of God.
"On the 31st of October 2014, when our National President, Auntie Debbie went to glory, our hearts were filled with questions and grief then God reminded me of what He had told me before. Tonnes of prayers(within the Church, outside Nigeria and even people who didn’t know her at all!) went up for Auntie Debbie to keep her on this side of eternity, but alas, she and her Maker had a be'er plan. She was an exceptional woman. A lover of God and Man. A giver. Humble. A teacher. A mother. A forgiver of wrongs. Non judgmental. A true worshipper of God. A true child of God. And so much more. I realised that people were not just saying good things about her because it is expected, but because it was the truth about her. She did the will of her Father, touched lives and souls, and she finished her race very well. She fulfllled the number of her days and God gave her a good long life!"
"My Pastor, your gentleness and soft answers to the query of people made you stand out. We will continue to miss your smiles but the light it brought will never be extinguished form our hearts. Rest on.........."
You are greatly missed. Your Love for God, Sincere Smiles and kind heart still replays fresh in our memories. My wife and I greatly missed your constant visit. You are a rare Gem. Rest on Pastor till we meet again as the Masters Feet.""
"Mummy Debbie... I really miss your advice... Your words keeps ringing in my head I sincerely appreciate everything you have done in my life....
I know you didn't die as a result of insufficient prayer or lack of care, you simple went home to rest because you finished your course on earth. Rest in the bosom of the lord till we meet to part no more... Frm your son in the lord .. Barnabas johnnie rest on mom, love you.."
This is rather a very sad news and for the fact that it happened about a year ago makes it very difficult for one to understand. It is my prayer that God will keep you and the children. Ha, may her soul truly rest in peace. Am finding it hard to believe. My God!"
"Your memory is always fresh and to think that it is a year already! I have learnt a lot from you that is only known to me which have kept me focused and more committed to the work of the Master. I can't erase that sweet voice of yours calling " Aunty Ayo" any time you need my attention. The thought of you keep me in check that Heaven is my goal.
Rest on my sweet Aunty."
"In whatever role we knew Dr Debbie, in whatever vantage point, She stood apart as someone special! Her special leadership abilities and charismatic personality were readily apparent.... Energy, commitment, integrity, compassion and good sense of responsibility are all words that begin to capture my image of Dr Debbie. Rest on till we join you in the great beyond."
"Words alone are not enough to describe your gentleness. What more can we say, we surely miss you and we know very well that the Lord Jesus loves you more and has called you home to rest at his bosom. My wife can't stop talking about you. You really made a great impact on her and am grateful for that. Rest in the bosom of our Lord. We all miss you. - From Pst & Mrs. Lanre & Folasade Hermann, IPC, Kaduna."
"To the princess of all our hearts! Mama - D. When we search for words to qualify, quantify your person, we will be lost for words. These I have to say, thank you for you smiles that are like warming sunshine, thank you for your words of encouragement even when things look very impossible. Thank you for being a light and an example. Adieu Mama - D!"
"you are IREPLACEABLE"
"what a day that was.
it was like my whole world crumbled, i couldn't believe my ears, why her lord?. I lamented, oh lord u have finished me i cried. why did you drop me soddenly and without notice, you have bracken my spine. .God of my Papa you have done it before, please bring her back! but Alas, it was too late for God himself gave you rest from all your labours ,which you did perfectly in humility in love,peacefully and with full confidence in your God. you had a charitable heart, i heard someone say that "there is nothing too expensive for you to give out"
and I said YES that was my mummy, very kind.
you forgive at the very spot where you were hurt. you never condemn anyone for his/her shortcoming, instead you gave a contagious sweet smile and a hug just to encourage one. you had total control over your spirit, little wonder you were able to control your world perfectly.
you were a true worshiper, prayer warrior, a true child of God.
you had not only me then,but you chose me... i am forever grateful to God for the privilege to have had you in my life.
you were first my leader, then my teacher ,my friend, confidant,and mentor. you were the sister i don't have and you filled that gap perfectly, you were my MUMMY.
you thought me to be on Gods side no matter how strong the storm.
I miss the dinning steps, the corridors and your big round Bed where we normally sit and do our "talks" while I receive lecture from you, I MISS your calls mum, every thing.
I MISS YOU SO MUCH, Good night mum."
""Down memory lane, it will be remembered that a legend who fought the good fight of faith by name Dr. Debbie Antonza passed this way. Ur inspiration and contributions will never be forgotten "."
"Hmmm... it seems like just yesterday we parted. sometimes it seems like you traveled & you're coming back. But truly you're gone because it's a year now I've not heard your sweet voice my Pastor Debbie. I always remember how you kept encouraging me to hold on to God who is my anchor. You told me not to be afraid to always do the will of God. Exactly less than a month later you left me here. Pastor Debbie Antonza 11, I missed you so much. You were my leader, friend, sister & my encourager. We love you so much. I wish we all told how much we loved before you left. Lord thank for the time we had together with Pst Debbie!"
"A mother to many, a friend to thousands and a mentor to millions, words alone cannot say how I feel each tym I remember u are gone. Ur memory still fresh in my heart. I love you my pastor, I missed u my mentor, continue to rest with Lord till I come to join you at d bossom of our father. Adiue mummy Debbie"
"I am jealous, just because you saw him first, face to face, it's a year gone down now, your memories are fresh like you never left. we all will see you shortly, of course, seeing Him is everything that matter when we see.."
"My dear aunt, your light so shone before men, your good deeds brought praise to the Father, your life was an epitome of Christianity. Your reassuring smile, your words of counsel, your heart of gold would be sorely missed Aunty Debbie. Rest in the bosom of our Lord."
"The first day I met u I steer at u n admire ur smile all through. I also remember when u take a stroll to see how my family was doing. How u talk, smile n laugh. I really miss u ma. Though we were not that close but you are my role model n I still admire you. Rest on my ever smiling geniue."
"You were indeed a great blessing to our generation and You will constantly be missed Aunty Debbie."
"Hmmmm. So one year is gone already but looks like yesterday. Your smile melts any sad heart. You loved all from the heart. Kindness and homeliness was your second name. Not just your soul but YOU live on. Miss you dearly."
"Continue to shine on our lovely.
Gone to soon
You are greatly missed and irreplaceable.
Your flowers will continue to blossom radiating good smell
Light and Peace"
"Anti Debbie .,,sweet woman in and out...a lover of Christ am human,.. U have lived the bible... To me especially u still remain special ... I celebrate even now as u celebrate wit Angels in heaven... Ur place here can hardly be filled... Love much missing u much. U live on...."
"Sweetest Mama. Most humble, most sincere. You left a lot for me to emulate. You and Daddy were my best as far as followership in International Praise Church. I will never forget when I visited you in Lagos and you trusted me enough to leave the kitchen to me to prepare a pot of STEW for the family....Kai death...."
"The day approaches,
that day when nights serene silence was gently deflowered.
That day when a another general kissed the dust.
Memories come flooding back,
a kerchief is raised to catch It.
Ah... But now I bask in the knowledge of a sweet reunion
someday in the clouds.
Indeed you are forever missed dear Aunty Debbie.
"Debbie was a kind lady. Soft spoken , always cheerful. She was a good woman of God. May her soul continue to rest in peace.
~ Dr Chudi Ufondu"
"Dr Debbie, my close contact with you was in a conference at VOM in plateau state were U were a resource person for Gen. Osahor.
U left a lasting impression because you did all you did with a touch of excellence and humility.
Looked forward to working with you then the news of your demise.
You are special and a blessing to the body of Christ. Rest on in the bossom of the Lord.
"My mummy, words cannot describe how much i miss u, its like a dream but everyday i wake up to a realisation that this is real. You were truly an angel and an example for us to follow. Sleep on God's general and keep the ever beautiful smile on us from the grandstand."
"To lose such a special mother leaves a feeling of emptiness within our hearts. In God's care you rest above, but in our heart you rest with love."
"As a brother just saved back then 1990/91 it was awesome to meet a couple(Bishop and sister Debbie) who were on fire for God and yet so warm and easy to live with..this was thanks to her radiant ,godly character..always inspiring is her memory"
"The world have lost an angel and it's inevitable that the earth have gone darker since Dr Deborah Antonza have left the miserable world. She lightened the world during her short meaningful time on the planet, she manifested the best of God's mandate. What a blessing; I'm proud and honour to have known her as a great wife, wonderful mother, excellent mentor, good Pastor, able minister, distinct human being, beautiful inside out. Simply the best and smokingly hot gorgeous Godly being....."
"Down memory lane, on October 31, 2014, earth lost a distinguished citizen, a very rare breed and a most inspiring and amiable character, but heaven gained an angel. Rest on Antie Debbie."
"''Many women have done wonderful things, but you've outclassed them all!'' Prov. 31:29 (AMP)."
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