Dr Nkem 3
Dr Nkem Ezeilo
  • 43 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 5, 1973
  • Place of birth:
    Lusaka, Zambia
  • Date of passing: Sep 11, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Hertfordshire, Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Beloved, you're our hero, great friend and sister. No more pain, no more cancer. Now you're having a very good rest in the Lord who you call Father. You will forever be missed.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dr Nkem Ezeilo, 43, born on February 5, 1973 and passed away on September 11, 2016. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lorraine Parkinson on 21st October 2016

"My dear friend Dr Nkem Ezeilo has gone on to be with the lord. I now realise why you were unable to return my call but did not dare think that you were fighting your last struggle.
You were a beautiful person, so giving from the first day we met at a mutual friends wedding in London all those years ago, when you were just about to start your GP training. In the intervening years we kept in touch and I witnessed your many public and private accolades.
Your 'joi de vive' and the will to give back in the face of adversity was truly inspirational. Rest well my dear friend and sister rest well. You fought a good fight <3"

This tribute was added by Ugo Odogwu on 7th October 2016

"So sad to learn you have gone from us...my only consolation is you have gone to the bossom of our living God!
May our good Lord grant you mercy and may give your sweet soul everlasting life.
Love you and miss you sweetness!"

This tribute was added by Toyin Oniya on 28th September 2016

"Still can't believe you are gone. Like a dream."

This tribute was added by Africanweddingshows Africanweddingshows on 26th September 2016

"Rip,When l heard that name for the first time,My heart bleeds..May the lord grant you eternal rest..You will be missed dearly..Adieu

This tribute was added by Emma Seaton on 22nd September 2016

"Nkem, you came into my life when I was at my lowest. You were my angel sent to lift me up. I will never ever forget your, kindness, how much you went out of your way for me.
An amazing inspirational lady and inspiring person, not to mention an exceptional doctor.
I can't believe you have been taken, I guess they needed a bright Angel.
I am so very honoured to have had you in my life.
Rest in peace beautiful Nkem

This tribute was added by Zina Anthony on 21st September 2016

"Nkem, this is your  "big sis" as you always call me. Our part crossed so many years ago when I first met you at LC. I believe you just came to England, newly qualified doctor and was preparing for your PLAB test at the time. I was taking aback by your humility and down to earth nature.
You kept in touch even when we where so far apart. I am so sorry that I was unable to visit you before your death despite several invite from you"

This tribute was added by Joanne McClaren on 21st September 2016

"Monday 12th September 2016 I woke up to the sad news that you were no longer with us and you had lost your fight to cancer.  So many memories flooded back for me and I thought of all the amazing things you did for me and my family.  I saw you as a GP before I became pregnant and we've stayed in contact ever since.  I was suffering so badly in December 2014 with post-natal depression and anxiety and out of the blue you messaged me sensing there was something not quite right.  In January I attempted to go on a family holiday with my then, 4 month old son to Wales.  I shouldn't of really gone but you helped me all week with your telephone calls and messages, (even at 6am in the morning).  I swear to this day I wouldn't have seen that holiday through or maybe even survived if it hadn't have been for you.  Your compassion, inspiration, determination and positivity I will never forget.  The way you called my thinking 'stinkin thinkin', the advice you gave me to watch 'A Beautiful Mind', the way you always used capital letters to empathise what you were trying to say to me, (and I always thought you were telling me off), the way you got me to slow my breathing down via a message, the ideas of thought diaries, a daily gratitude journal and listening to Pharrell's 'Happy' song.  I could go on dear Nkem... I'm looking back at the messages now crying and feeling so grateful that you came into my life. You are and always will be a wonderful woman Nkem and the sky has another angel.  I look to the sky and find the brightest star shining... I believe that star is you looking down on us saying 'you can do this, believe in yourself girl'.  I just found this bit of the message:-
Joanne McClaren: 'Are you my guardian angel?'
Nkem Ezeilo: 'Feeling emotional is ok. Just be in control about it is all. Yes I am. Nobody comes into my life 'by coincidence'. You were meant to cross my path in MK.'
All my love and eternal gratitude.
Rest in Peace Angel
Jo xxx
William sends his love and thanks you for saving his mummy. xxx"

This tribute was added by Chike Nwamadu on 19th September 2016

"Gave yourself to life. Ever willing and ready to help. Thanks."

This tribute was added by Usha Oliver on 17th September 2016

"Your determination and singing climb every mountain still etched in my memory. When I met you at the awards your steely faith inspired my faith and walk with God, and most of all your smile love and of course the 10 pillars will live on. RIP precious your legacy lives on."

This tribute was added by Roger Staines on 17th September 2016

"Our ships passed in the night many years ago, but your memory remains clear as day.  So sorry, yet joyful too, to hear you've gone to our Lord."

This tribute was added by Enk Ezechukwu on 16th September 2016

"My darling Nkem
I will sure miss you calling me bush girl !
I will miss your sense of humour
I will miss you giving your baby girl (moi ) sound advice
I MISS YOU NKEM !!! It's as simple as as that . I am grateful for the memories -memories I will carry in my heart , no matter where I go , no matter where I am . Love you always ❤️"

This tribute was added by Nonye Opara on 16th September 2016

"Rest in peace dear friend. You live on in the hearts of thousands of lives that you touched.

I pray for God's comfort for your son, your family and your friends.

Go in peace gallant soldier!"

This tribute was added by Loveth Okoli on 16th September 2016

"She deserves all the best, go rest in God's bossom. I met Dr Nkem Ezeilo on Facebook. Her energy drew me closer I followed her updates,I liked and shared. I drew strength from each of her posts,when she started talking about Usana and ask for a UK address,I gave my younger brother's via Facebook messenger,she promised to do it free of charge. This morning I just saw the news of her death and I have been in shock and denial. She's is so humble,caring even on her sick bed she still wants to help. RIP Agu nwanyi!"

This tribute was added by Christy Amalu JP on 16th September 2016

"Dr Nkem, I met you at a conference in 2014 and you walked to my stall, where what I had was just a book I recently launched prior to the conference, you spoke to me about your healthy lifestyle programme and you bought my book too.  Little did I know I was chating with one of the speakers, you inspired me so much with your modesty. For the little time I knew you, you never shifted one bit from being an inspiration to all that came in contact with you. You were meant to be the keynote speaker at my conference 'A well woman Conference' but this never happen because of the battle you were fighting at the background that you never wanted to discourage anyone that you will not get better. Your determination, love and support for mankind will remain indelible in our hearts. We love you but God loves you the more.
Each day is born with a sunrise
and ends in a sunset, the same way we
open our eyes to see the light,
and close them to hear the dark.
But by now, we know that
all things have an ending.
Every spark returns to darkness.
Every sound returns to silence.
My beloved sister continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord amen."

This tribute was added by Godwin Morka on 16th September 2016

"Nkem, your life was a shining example of brilliance, dedication and selflessness. Like a candle in the wind, you came, shone brightly and went out in a mist. To live in the hearts of those you love is not to die. Adieu."

This tribute was added by Chinyere Osy-Eneze on 16th September 2016

I knew the days were numbered but still your death stunned me to silence. Am grateful that I had my moment  with you in the last weeks. Glad you enjoyed that plantain porridge but still the tears won't stop. Rest on !"

This tribute was added by Kemi Arojojoye on 16th September 2016

"Aunty you came at a time I had no hope, very low and helpless.
You restored confidence in me. Life suddenly became more meaningful and hopeful.
A rare gem, an epitome of courage, positivity and bravery. Heaven has surely gained an angel. Your whole life is an inspiration to mankind. Especially to myself. Always there, through thick and thin.
Rest on in peace my loving Dr Nkem.
Your live on in our heart and lives."

This tribute was added by Gift Maduka on 16th September 2016

"I got to read about you after your demise. You leaved a fulfilled life and you really touched many lives. Sleep on Dr Kem"

This tribute was added by Helen-Linda Azodoh on 16th September 2016

"Nkem left an amazing legacy. She touched so many lives by her sheer determination and will power. She redefined 'faith'. She defied all odds. God kept her here for a purpose, and now that job is done, He has called her home to rest and set her free from pain. She bore her pain with such fortitude. She was an absolute Tigress and has earned her rest. She has fulfilled God's purpose for her life. Nkem, sleep well. (On behalf of FGGC Owerri Aumni, UK Branch)"

This tribute was added by Flawless Chi Chi Ogene on 15th September 2016

"Rest in the bosom of the Lord .. you fought a good fight and left a legend for all. Your positivity and resilience has left an indelible mark on earth. Rejoice with the Angels in heaven where you will hurt no more."

This tribute was added by Nneka Abor on 15th September 2016

"Rest in peace beautiful soul"

This tribute was added by Tomilola Eribake on 15th September 2016

"Dr. Nkem, we never got to meet physically, but you were more of an inspiration and health tutor than most. I appreciate that you shared a piece of your life with me. Thank you for never getting tired of my messages. Thank you for always being ready to listen.
Rest on in God!"

This tribute was added by Yetunde Raimi-Odimayo on 15th September 2016

"Dr Nkem you were such a warm, inspirational and kind person, you will be missed by all those whose lives you touched. May God keep you always,strengthen and comfort your family and friends at this time."

This tribute was added by Nkiru Aletor on 15th September 2016

"My Doc, you came, you touched and changed lives, making an impact so deep, your no pity party approach, yet gentle and inspiring attitude to life's journey and situations endeared me to you, in spite of your own challenges you listened and gave honest practical solutions, you led with your actions and your passion for Healthy living was amazing. Adieu Dr Nkem, we will meet again on resurrection morning,"

This tribute was added by Yvonne Ofonagoro-Okafor on 15th September 2016

"An ode to Kem Nkemrzeilo: I’m Free
(Author Unknown)

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free.

"La nu udo Agu Nwanyi""

This tribute was added by Chinny Albert-Obidike on 15th September 2016

"Maureen Okibe mentioned you so many times and planned to contract me as your chef.We never got around to it for some reasons and sadly never will.
Nne m you are loved.
Nodu mma.
God Bless"

This tribute was added by Chi-Chi Nnani on 14th September 2016

"Oh, my friend! I met Dr Nkem at an event (Lift Effects 2014) & after that, connected with her on phone, Facebook & WhatsApp. Even after I returned to Nigeria shortly afterwards, your kindness & friendship helped me so much. Your support for my career was immense; you'd call me "my celebrity friend" and you would be among the few people I'd call when I had an off-the-chain idea. You never told me that anything was impossible; instead, you'd do the opposite. It didn't matter what it was - blogazine, books, radio, whatever - even when I was in a new location & didn't know anybody.

I don't even understand how I'm talking about you in past tense. It grieves me that you didn't see the physical manifestation of so many things I talked about with you - but I promise I'll see them through to completion. It makes me weep to realise I can't reach you on phone, WhatsApp or Facebook - who do I talk to now, about everything?

Ah, Nkem. I'm not ashamed of my tears for you, because you were/are my friend. I truly believed I'd see you again at the event you promised to attend; I put your name on the guest list, last week. My heart is broken. I'm not sure when I'll stop randomly breaking down, when I see something that reminds me of you. But I'm told I'll get there.

Thank you for being my friend. On the night of your passing, I thought of you. It was different. They tell me that was you, coming to say goodbye. Thank you, Nkem. Thank you."

This tribute was added by Yetunde Adeshile on 14th September 2016

"You were a great inspiration. Though may of us never listened to your advice to choose to live in great health. You will always be remembered for your contribution in the community. I pray that your legacy will live on and that many people will start to live in good health as you have advices.
Rest in perfect peace my sister. May the Lord accept you into his blossom IJN."

This tribute was added by Susanne Cunningham on 14th September 2016

"Nkem you were synonymous with passion. Your fight was a good fight for life. Always  remembering  where your strength came from. You changed people's lives while living yours. Your sweet boy and family and friends know what and who they are missing. Those you were yet to touch with your spirit are left unaware. May your legacy be continued by those who knew you. Much love. ❤️️ Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Myrtle Gardner on 14th September 2016

"Words fail me at this time, to say how much I am going to miss Dr Kem.
I met Dr Kem at an event a few years ago, then I attended her own event. We became friends. Dr Kem gave sound Advice, made me laugh. The last time I saw Dr Kem, was in May this year. She was such a strong lady.
I am praying that God will comfort her family.
Dr Kem, wouldn't want us to be sad but to celebrate her.
I salute you Dr Kem. Mic drop. Rest in perfect peace xXx"

This tribute was added by Ayo Oyebade on 14th September 2016

"May God bless and comfort your family and loved ones, fill them with His peace. May your gentle soul rest i  peace. You fought a good fight, you were so brave. So glad to have met you and known you. Goodnight Nkem, sleep well in the Lord."

This tribute was added by Obi Ezeilo on 14th September 2016

"My dear Nkem,
I still can't believe you're gone. I wish I could just close my eyes & open them and realize it was all a bad dream.
I thank God you're no longer going through pain, and that you're now resting peacefully next to daddy & to God.

Continue to rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Denise Webb on 14th September 2016

"Another tragedy on 9/11...she WOULD be making a dramatic statement at her exit!  I came across her story on FB and she immediately agreed to friends. She exhilarated the choice of living over dieing..she passionately commented on her daily fortitude on living with cancer...not letting it take more than her existence.  She delivered to us a glimpse of a passionate, overwhelmed, futuristic health healer.  Her soul would never succumb to cancer.  She lives on in many memories..."

This tribute was added by Bubem Jidenna OBINOBI on 14th September 2016

"We celebrate you Dr. Nkem because you were kind, cheerful and hilarious. You touched so many beautiful souls while you were here and now that you're gone, you will be deeply missed. You're one of God's finest and we love you. Rest in Paradise Nwanyi Oma!"

This tribute was added by Alison Grimston on 14th September 2016

"We will all miss you Nkem, your lovely smile, your beauty, your big heart.  Nkem, you were an inspiration to many, an icon who just got on and did it. You showed me going forwards one way to leave traditional general practice & set up privately. We shared many things, challenges, thoughts on modern medicine. We were both passionate about inspiring & empowering patients to hold their health in their own two hands. It is your legacy that we all go forth and spread that by spreading a more whole-person approach to medicine. Bless you Nkem, you had hard times and laughter. You are free as a bird. You are truly healed. Xx"

This tribute was added by Mo Okibe on 14th September 2016

"Never did I think of an end date...you live on Hun! I celebrate you girl friend...my expert, the nerd, humble, what you see is what you get!
Rest on till we meet to part no more!

Jee ofuma inugo!"

This tribute was added by Odiraa Nwankwor on 14th September 2016

"Dr. Nkem, may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Amen!"

This tribute was added by Salma Shanni on 14th September 2016

"I came across your post which was shared on Facebook , I clicked on your profile and read your many inspiring posts on your wall , for a second I thanked God that people like you existed , I sent you a friend request which you accepted and I was grateful for that because I had updates on your posts daily ...rest well Dr Nkem, your life was well lived and your stories would inspire lots .i should have sent that message I fantasized about ..You are a hero"

This tribute was added by Onyima Nonye on 14th September 2016

"Beautiful soul, full of Optimism, full of faith, as I read through your wall I saw an angle who never gave up on her God. Your friends will miss you, the world is missing you and I miss you though I never knew you but going through your wall endeared you to me. Precious jewel, rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Dannia Aghanya on 14th September 2016

"I didn't know you in person but you were always handy with your advice and suggestions  on facebook. Its a pity.Sleep on.. It is well."

This tribute was added by Dannia Aghanya on 14th September 2016

"I didn't know you in person but you were always handy with your advice and suggestions  on facebook. Its a pity.Sleep on.. It is well."

This tribute was added by Patsy Mason on 14th September 2016

"So sad x rest in peace x heaven gained another angel xxx"

This tribute was added by Nekita Paul on 14th September 2016

"My dearest Dr Nkem...for me you were a woman of principles. You had, such high standards for yourself and others. You had integrity and treated people fairly. I am happy to have spent time with you last Saturday assisting them at your home to make you more comfortable...we talked, laughed and prayed together...you wanted us to stay for a while which we did...my friend and I...we told you Jesus got you and you would be alright no matter what...before I left you I kissed you on both cheeks and said I love you and meant it from my heart...you smiled and said you loved me back...adieu my dearest till we meet again ...you will always be in my heart...love always ...Nekita"

This tribute was added by Agodi Ezeudembah on 14th September 2016

"My cousin, it is very regretful and shocking to read of your passing through this earthly plane. In your brief period of existence here, you touched positively a great number of people. May God direct your path into His bosom as you continue with more good work and purpose of your life mission, both on the earthly plane and the world beyond in the bosom of God! Fare thee well. EzeudembahAS"

This tribute was added by Jumoke Agodi on 14th September 2016

"Rest well beautiful lady."

This tribute was added by Pauline Njenga on 14th September 2016

"My dear sis Nkem, thank you for taking me through this journey of healthy living and encouraging me even when you were in pain. I thank God for the privilege of knowing you. You will be in my thoughts forever as without your super encouragement  I probably be hitting high scales now.  Sleep peacefully  Doctor till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Hannah Batten on 14th September 2016

"Dr Nkem, you helped me at one of the lowest points of my life. You gave so much to everyone. Thank you for being such a wonderful human. Sleep tight sweetheart xx"

This tribute was added by Toyin Akinfenwa on 14th September 2016

"Rest in peace beautiful lady. You are free from all the pain and i know your legacy lives on. Adieu"

This tribute was added by Tosin Osikoya on 14th September 2016

"I didn't know you personally. Knew of you via your status updates on Facebook that were shared or liked by mutual friends.

You came across as someone with integrity, of great courage, a fighter and a half full glass kind of person.

Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by carol iwuanyanwu on 14th September 2016

"Dear Nkem.Ada Prof Gab.We love you,We miss you.I believed you would survive but God knows best.May God look after you there as you stay with your Dad,My Dad and all the people over there.God be with you."

This tribute was added by Mo Okibe on 14th September 2016

"Nkem...odogwu nwaaya, agu ka ibu, super star, nerd m, expert m...you fought to the end! You are resting now...you came to me straight away to comfort me, reassuring me that you are fine now that I should carry on with my workouts and healthy lifestyle...I feel you are now at peace in a place where worries exist not, dining with the holies of holies!

The trouble is that I'm missing you...I would love to have seen you just one more time to say something nicer and love you even a little more...tears haven't stopped running uncontrollably! Kedu ife m ga eme?

My consolation is that I met you and was there to give that listening ear and cuddle when you needed them most...no more sickness, no more pain, no more sorrows... just enjoy there, give them your humour, share your music therapy with them over there...bless them with kind words as usual...furnish them with your wealth of wisdom... we lost they gained...

Love you till we meet to part no more...

Nodu ofuma omalicha m...the big sis I never had x x x

It's only Mo (you dubbed me your angel, the legend, superstar, spring chicken etc)

Adieu...jee nke oma...good night my dear friend x x x"

This tribute was added by Faustina Anyanwu on 14th September 2016

"Sis, you've been a sister, a friend, a confidant and my closest ally and supporter. All late night chats, your insightful advices, your patient ears that you lend at any time for any length of time. Your wisdom you shared. You shared just about everything. You remained a faithful friend till the end. My coach, who will I call again in emergency?
Sis, I saw you go through so much pain, I hoped you will come out of it. You were even more optimistic . But sis, God knows the best for you and I know you are in the right place where you will know no more pains and hurts You are blessed and your legacy lives on.
I'll always love you sis. You're forever in our hearts. xxx"

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