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Esther Evakpom Monu
  • 68 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 29, 1947
  • Date of passing: Oct 8, 2016
Let the memory of Esther be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Esther Monu, 68, born on December 29, 1947 and passed away on October 8, 2016. We will remember her forever.


Esther Monu Orbituary
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charlotte/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=181826137

Thursday Oct, 28, 2016

* 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Visitation at James Funeral Home.

10520 Arahova Drive
HuntersvilleNC 28078
(704) 584-9004
http://jamesfuneralhomelkn.com/

* 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Reception
 
13314 Rebecca Run Dr
Charlotte, NC 28269

* 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Service of Songs & prayers.

Friday Oct, 28, 2016

* 11:00 AM -Funeral mass  at St. Mark Catholic Church

14740 Stumptown Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
 (704) 948-0231
http://www.stmarknc.org 

* The burial following the funeral mass will be at Northlake Memorial.

11001 Alexanderana Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 584-9004

* 2:00 PM Lunch
19000 Jetton Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031




Hotels for visitation and burial
 

Comfort Suites Lake Norman - Huntersville
14510 Boulder Park Dr, Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-6220
Ask for James funeral home rate

Best Western Plus Huntersville Inn & Suites Near Lake Norman
13830 Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-7880
Ask for James funeral home block

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by L M on 15th November 2016

"My heart felt condolences to the family and friends of Esther Monu.know that God close to those who are broken-hearted,(psalms 34:18)and may your all find peace and comfort in his promises at (John 5:2829) which says "all those in the memorial tomb will here his voice and come out  " and Rev 21:3,4)" He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore the former things have passed away ".May these scriptures help to strengthen your faith in Jesus Christ ransom sacrifice which is our guarantee that our dear loved ones are held in gods memory and very soon we will see them again."

This tribute was added by Sandrine KOUAME-AMANI on 1st November 2016

"Very dear Auntie Esther,
Thank you for having hosted me in Tunis, in Charlotte, NC and especially during your last visit in Abidjan in December 2015. Being unaware that you had already departed to the Lord, on Saturday, October 8th, I first left you a voice message and later called Dr. Monu to talk and send you my regards…
Though you are going to be missed, I will do my best to remember your kindness and high level of discretion.

Very dear Dr. Monu, Uche, Emeka, Obi, Chike and Brice,
Her presence was undoubtedly unique in your lives. Knowing that the Lord does know each one of you, I trust He will sustain each one of you accordingly.

My kindest regards,

Sandrine."

This tribute was added by Aminata Thiam Niang on 27th October 2016

"Dear Austin, children and family members,
Through these words, We (Mamadou, Aminata, Papi and Momo) express our deepest sympathy for the loss of our dearest and beloved Esther.
We might never be able to fill the gap and feeling of emptiness she leaves behind however, be sure our hearts and prayers are always with you.
We believe that her beautiful soul is forever guiding and watching over us.
With love, your Senegalese family."

This tribute was added by Kouekado Dopeu on 26th October 2016

"Dear Maman Ester,
Today you are deeply missed by those you cared for all your life: your family, your friends, and those ones like me and my family you spontaneously adopted without even knowing us the day before. Now that you are a Star in the sky, may the Lord who adopted you care for you and your loved ones. Rest In Peace Tata."

This tribute was added by priscilla monu on 26th October 2016

"Esther you are a gentle giant, peaceful and full of love.
I thank God for haven met you
Gone too soon!!!! but God knows the best.
May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace
Love Always
Priscilla"

This tribute was added by Justine Coffi on 26th October 2016

"Maman Monu , tu étais une femme remarquable par
Ta simplicité , ton humilitè ton amour spontané pour
Autrui.
Dieu te le rendra au centuple .
Les mots me manquent tout simplement repose en
Paix et que la terre te soit légère
Condoléances à toute la famille Monu."

This tribute was added by Justine Coffi on 26th October 2016

"Maman Monu , tu étais une femme remarquable par
Ta simplicité , ton humilitè ton amour spontané pour
Autrui.
Dieu te le rendra au centuple .
Les mots me manquent tout simplement repose en
Paix et que la terre te soit légère
Condoléances à toute la famille Monu."

This tribute was added by Bernadette Anukem on 26th October 2016

"To my darling wife, The value of a woman should be seen in what she gives and not what she receives.  Esther gave so much love to everybody, we never expected you will go so soon but God has a reason. We love you Esther but God loves you the most.  May you continue to sleep in heavenly peace......Amen"

This tribute was added by Jeannette Kouassi on 25th October 2016

"You are remembered as the embodiment of peace, kindness and selfless generosity.You imparted lives around you and brought out the best in them regardless of who they were.
Tata Esther, my biggest regret is to have postponed visiting you earlier, not knowing that you would embark on such a sudden journey...
In your memory,I will keep the flame uncle Monu and you ignited in me burning, until we meet again.
Until then Tata, may your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace in The Lord.."

This tribute was added by Konjit Wossenu on 25th October 2016

""To Dr. Monu and Family,

Sorry for the loss of Esther Monu.  My deepest condolences to all.  May she rest in peace.

Konjit"

This tribute was added by Alexander Omene on 24th October 2016

"TRIBUTE TO AUNTY ESTHER BY PAT(SISTER-IN-LAW) & ALEX OMENE
Aunty Esther, we would have loved you to live much much longer so we could continue to enjoy your warm, friendly, loving and peaceful companionship but God in His infinite wisdom and understanding, knew better. We can only accept His will without questioning. Our consolation is that you left very profound loving memories in our hearts and indeed in those of all who had the privilege of meeting and/or knowing you. Much more, we are comforted by the assurance of your eternal rest in our Lord's bosom.
We pray especially for God to comfort brother Chike and the children and fill the vacuum you left in a way He alone can.
Adieu Aunty Esther even as we look forward to the Marriage Supper of The Lamb by His grace, when we all meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Clementine Iweh on 22nd October 2016

"A poem for a dear friend

If the illness had any idea what beauty laid within your soul
I can promise it would have seen the glow
I saw it the moment we became friend
You will always remain same in my heart till the time ends
Silence began a moment ago"

This tribute was added by Maggy Blain on 21st October 2016

"Tantie Esther,

Je n’ai malheureusement pas eu l’occasion de te rencontrer au cours de ta maladie, mais Ange et le Docteur Monu me tenaient au courant des traitements, des progrès, de leur espoir pour ton rétablissement.  Ils étaient réconfortés par ton courage.  Malgré ta souffrance, tu avais le souci de ne pas trop déranger.  Tu as maintenu jusqu’à la fin tes qualités d’épouse, de mère, d’amie et d’humble servante du Seigneur qui demeureront dans la mémoire de tous ceux qui t’ont connue.  Dieu a décidé qu’il était temps de te récompenser pour l’amour, le dévouement que tu avais toujours à l’égard des autres, qu’il était temps que tu viennes réclamer la couronne de gloire qu’il avait préparée à ton intention et que tu as méritée jusqu’au bout.   Nous sommes tristes de ton départ, mais nous savons que le Christ t’a accueillie avec ces mots « Venez, vous qui êtes bénie de mon père ; prenez possession du royaume qui vous a été préparé dès la fondation du monde » (Mathieu 25, 34).  Nous garderons ces paroles en mémoire, pour nous consoler de ton absence.  Ce n’est qu’un au revoir.  

Maggy"

This tribute was added by Mary Willis on 21st October 2016

"Although I had the pleasure of only meeting Esther once at her son's wedding in TN, her genuine kindness and warmth permeated throughout.  I am very sorry to learn of her passing and my condolence to Austin and all the family. I pray that GOD continue to strengthen the family. Esther's love for each of you will remain in your hearts forever. GOD BLESS"

This tribute was added by Brian Ojibe on 21st October 2016

"Ole Boy, Na waa! Am confused!! After attending the beautiful surprise birthday party for you at Charlotte, NC, which Esther had organized and kept secret from you, i would spend some more time again with her at our airport in ATL during her connecting flight to Rochester,NY. Little did I know that that was the last time i would see her again.
It was disheartening to learn about her struggles with her illness and rather shocking to hear the news of her passing.
Esther will be missed greatly because she was one of a kind, but i thank God for the privilege of knowing her and being one of her numerous friends.
May her gentle soul have eternal peace as she returns to her creator,
And may God give us she has left behind, the fortitude to bear her absence. God bless and guide you Austin,
Brian Ojibe"

This tribute was added by Bernice Attimu on 20th October 2016

"Esther, we loved you but the good Lord loves you more. you have only gone ahead and we shall surely meet you with the Lord whom we trust with all our hearts.
Mrs Bernice, Rev Attimu and family"

This tribute was added by fiagbe Bodza-Lumor on 20th October 2016

"You are such a big hearted, caring and loving sister. How can it be that I have missed you forever so soon. I am reassured that you are resting in the Lord's bosom. Courage! Austin, Uche, Emeka, Obi, Chike

Fiagbe Bodza-Lumor"

This tribute was added by EUGENE ATTOUBE on 20th October 2016

"You've touched so many lives with your great personality( Loving, kind, nurtured, above all meek and selfless). Our hearts are saddened by your unexpected departure to our LORD. However we are comforted knowing that you are in Heaven preparing the way for us as PAPA keep saying. You will always be remembered.
May your soul rest in peace Maman!"

This tribute was added by Louis Toh on 19th October 2016

"I have known the Monu family for almost 8 years but it has been one of the best family I have ever met. Maman Esther was such a loving, caring and truthful person in every sense. My family and like many other s people who had the privilege of encountering will miss your dearly.
Rest in Peace.
Toh  Family."

This tribute was added by Angela A. Okolo on 19th October 2016

"This tribute was added by Professor Angela Anene Okolo

Little did I know that seeing you in Rochester last May was for the last.  I Never believed because I still expected to see you in Charlotte when I visit this October! It was like a Bad dream to receive the news from Chike’s message. I still have memories of the gentle, calm and smiling Esther that you were; you were charitable and generous, “Nnee’s” “Eester” who would answer my grand ma in her soft voice and smile as she would call out to her “Eester”! “yes Nnee”. You related with all, accepted them and touched them by your gentle ways. You are gone and your memory will remain ever green but Gods knows best, he answers prayers and has prepared the strength for Chike and the children to cope. You are missed but fondly remembered. May your gentle soul rest in peace. Eternal rest grant unto her O lord and let perpetual light shine upon her, may the soul of Esther and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace Amen"

This tribute was added by Angela A. Okolo on 19th October 2016

"This tribute was added by Professor Angela Anene Okolo

Little did I know that seeing you in Rochester last May was for the last.  I Never believed because I still expected to see you in Charlotte when I visit this October! It was like a Bad dream to receive the news from Chike’s message. I still have memories of the gentle, calm and smiling Esther that you were; you were charitable and generous, “Nnee’s” “Eester” who would answer my grand ma in her soft voice and smile as she would call out to her “Eester”! “yes Nnee”. You related with all, accepted them and touched them by your gentle ways. You are gone and your memory will remain ever green but Gods knows best, he answers prayers and has prepared the strength for Chike and the children to cope. You are missed but fondly remembered. May your gentle soul rest in peace. Eternal rest grant unto her O lord and let perpetual light shine upon her, may the soul of Esther and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace Amen"

This tribute was added by Laverne Powell on 19th October 2016

"May your family find comfort in Rev 21:3,4 doing this time of bereavement"

This tribute was added by Nanette Kadi-Edodo on 18th October 2016

"Dear Mrs. Monu
We never met but your kindness was felt thousands of miles away. The hospitality and warmth you showed to my family will never be forgotten. Your gentle spirit lives on in the memories you have left with us.
I pray that your wonderful husband and family will be comforted by the Spirit of God.
Love and Peace be with you all."

This tribute was added by Alejandra Sookraj on 18th October 2016

"Dear Dr. Monu,

Our deepest condolences on the passing of your loved one. May you and your family be guided by the wonderful memories shared with this beautiful soul. She may be gone but her legacy may never be forgotten. Be strong.

Rabin and Alejandra Sookraj."

This tribute was added by Ange Konan on 18th October 2016

"A tantie Esther,
Epouse bien aimée de mon papa Austin Monu,

Femme simple, femme au coeur plein d'amour pour les autres,
Femme d'une grande connaissance, car tu étais dévoreuse de livres à tel point que je disais aux gens que tu pouvais vivre seule sur une île, à condition qu'on te donne des livres!


Tu as contribué, avec papa Austin Monu,  à mon éducation et à ce que je suis aujourd'hui. Merci d'avoir accepté Eugène (Asso) pour qui tu fus une mère...
Pour ceux qui ne le savent pas, nous avons été très proches, voire complices, ces dernières années;
Je n'oublierai pas nos conversations, tes encouragements pour mes études, tes anecdotes relatives à la galanterie de papa au début de votre mariage
Tu me conseillais de profiter de celle de Emmanuel lorsque je te racontais sa galanterie;
Nous en rions lorsque tu me racontais tes faits et gestes de papa qui t'accompagnait au marché...
Merci de tes sages conseils pour réussir mon mariage quand je me confiais à toi.


Tu étais toujours en admiration de ce que je t'envoyais, parce que je savais choisir la carte appropriée ou les mots qui correspondaient à ton goût!
Tu admirais ma plume, en me disant que j'écrivais bien, comme papa Konan Henri...


Mais là, tantie, je suis à court de mots, d'inspiration pour cet hommage!
Peut être  parce que tu ne pourras pas le lire sur terre, pour me dire que c'est beau ce que je t'ai envoyé...


Les mots se mélangent et se bousculent dans mon esprit, pour dire combien je me sens privilégiée d'avoir partagé avec toi tes derniers instants sur terre!
Du voyage que j'ai effectué  à Rochester, chez tonton John et tantie Rose, pour te rendre visite au début de ta maladie, à ton séjour chez nous, à New York, pour tes dernier traitements...
Je me souviendrai toujours de ton courage et de ton stoïcisme face au cancer, ce qui, parfois, nous faisait oublier la souffrance que tu endurais certainement.

Malgré ton état, tu avais toujours la pensée et le souci pour les autres! Tes mots étaient désolée de
Tu ne cessais de dire merci et surtout de me demander de dire merci à papa qui se fatiguait beaucoup (pour utiliser tes mots) pour toi!
Et moi qui te disais qu'il ne faisait que jouer son rôle.
Mais, en bon mari attentionné, il a joué plus que son rôle, et je peux en témoigner!
Je le revois faire les magasins pour te chercher l'aliment approprié; aller dans toutes les églises pour prier pour un miracle!
Si cela était possible, il aurait donner sa propre vie pour te voir en vie... Mais hélas, le Seigneur en a décidé autrement.


Tantie, la belle image que nous gardons, Emmanuel et moi, de tes derniers instants est l'honneur que tu nous a fait en portant la robe africaine que nous t'avons choisie!
Tu nous as dit que tu l'as portée spécialement pour nous puisque tu quittais NY le lendemain!
Ce lendemain de ton départ de chez mon amie Mimi a été une scène douloureuse, et tes mots "mille, mille, mille mercis" à Mimi résonnent encore à mes oreilles!


A l'aéroport, je t'avais promis que nous viendrons Mimi et moi te voir pour passer la Thanksgiving... Ta réponse n'était pas très convaincante!  
Comme si tu savais que tu ne serais pas au RDV!


Tantie, le cancer a eu raison de toi, mais la victoire est tienne, car nous te savons dans les cieux auprès de notre Seigneur d'où tu continueras de veiller sur papa et nous tous tes enfants.


Que ton âme repose en paix!
#eternelgratitude

Ange Konan-Ngoran"

This tribute was added by Brice Kra on 18th October 2016

"Bonjour Tonton Monu,

C'est avec une profonde douleur qui m'anime à l'annonce du décès de votre chère épouse, par Ange Konan. Devant cette tragique disparition, nous prions Dieu Tout-Puissant pour qu'il l'accueille auprès de lui et qu'il te réconforte ainsi que toute la famille.

Brice Kra, depuis Abidjan"

This tribute was added by Gifty Avorkliyah on 18th October 2016

"I am deeply saddened by this awful news. Let's take heed of the words of Job 1:21 " The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord." May her soul rest in perfect peace. My prayers are with the Monu family."

This tribute was added by Erica Hatcher on 18th October 2016

"Dear Austin Monu Jr. & family,
I am at a loss for adequate words to express my sadness for you and your family. I had the blessed opportunity of meeting your mom and I know heaven just received one of the most special angels. You are a reflection of your mom in the way your treat people with respect and empathy. Not to mention the way you make each person feel loved. I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep you and your family in prayer.  

Sincerely,

Erica"

This tribute was added by Isioma Ubosi on 17th October 2016

"Aunty Esther,

Aunty, when I got to know you were ill … truth, I just couldn’t get myself round to calling. What was I going to say, ask? I thought it best to stay in a false world of temporal unreality, preferring to stay with memories of the last time we spoke which was earlier on in the year.  Your ever bubbling voice, the laughter, joy and peace you always radiated.

I remember my first holiday to the Ivory Coast, your genuine warmth, counsel, cooking and total demeanour. Indeed you were a true example of a good wife & Mother, you remained that throughout the years. Faithful, steadfast, reliable, loving you were to the boys and my Uncle. It’s hard … I tear up as I write.  Ps 116: 15. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Yes, in my eyes that was what you were.

I take consolation in the fact that the good Lord giveth and he has taken his own, after all this earth is His and its fullness thereof.

May He grant Uncle Chike, Uche, Emeka, Obi & Chike Jr the fortitude to bear this loss.

Rest in Peace, Aunty.

All my love.

Always.

Isioma Ubosi."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Anku on 17th October 2016

"Auntie Esther,
... I still remember our conversation as I drove you home after church when you were in Abidjan the last time ... Thank you for being there for us! We love you; we will forever miss your warm hospitality and smiles. Auntie, may your soul rest in perfect peace !!!

Tonton Austin, Obi et les gars  -- mes sincères condolences et bon courage! Que Dieu vous garde. Rosemary & Sika"

This tribute was added by Samuel Monu on 17th October 2016

"''Tribute to our late dear wife, Mrs. Esther Evakpom Monu, by the Obi Monu (4th Asagba of Asaba) family.
Life on earth is ephemeral, one day we are here, the next we are not - gone to answer the irresistible call of the 'distant drum'.
Esther you were indeed a candle in the wind. In life, you were a woman of immense virtue, a loving wife and mother - kind, gentle and accomodating. Alas, like the candle in the wind must surely go out, so have you departed from this mortal realm to another, where peace, love and harmony reign.
You have left a vacuum no one can replace and indeed, we are sored from the pain of your departure. We are however consoled by the fact that someday we will all be re-united, never to part again.
Till then, Esther,sleep on in the bosom of our Lord as we pray for strenght and fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Adieu Esther.
H.C. Monu - Diokpa''"

This tribute was added by Oby Monu on 17th October 2016

"Aunty,
It’s hard writing this in past tense….you embodied patience, kindness, gentleness, humility and strength ever so effortlessly, in your soft spoken, ever caring way. You remained the same from the first time I met you as a little 9-10 year old in Ivory Coast till here in the US in my adult age.  Your patience and humility in ALL you did never ceased to amaze me. No situation ever ruffled your feathers….I am honored and blessed to have had the privilege to know you. Till we meet again…. Love Always,
Oby"

This tribute was added by Jacquis AHOUANSOU on 16th October 2016

"Austin,
With sadness, we learnt with deep regret about the passing away of your dear wife Esther. Far away in Yaoundé ( on mission in Cameroun ) and with Christine also ( in Abidjan ), we extend our sincere condolences and we ask God to give you the fortitude bear this great loss. May her soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Carol Ikazoboh on 16th October 2016

"Dear Uncle Austin,
May God console you and the children (grow ups).  We believe Esther is with God.  May her gentle soul rest in peace.  God bless you all.
Caroline Ikazoboh"

This tribute was added by Roselyn and Dave Agwu on 16th October 2016

"Dear Monu Family,

We are greatly saddened to hear about the passing of Mrs. Esther Evakpom Monu. She was a great woman in life with a beautiful spirit. Her presence will be missed but the impact she made in our lives will forever be remembered. May God's peace be with you in this time.

Love,

Agwu Family"

This tribute was added by Anaglate Daniel on 16th October 2016

"Our Sincere Condolences. We love her, we miss her, but she is in a better place where there is no sorrow, no suffering, no gnashing of teeth. Over there, there is only bliss and perfect peace. May she rest in peace!!!"

This tribute was added by Amabel Ndiaye on 16th October 2016

"Our sincere condolences to Dr Austin Monu and family for the loss of a very precious sister, former house prefect at Achimota Secondary School several years ago. She was a very humble, sweet and gracious person. May she rest in peace...and may the Lord give strength to her beloved family to manage this huge loss. Amen. Amabel & Eric (Toronto)"

This tribute was added by Angela Oduma on 15th October 2016

"Uncle Chike and family,Please accept our profound sympathy on the passing of your loved one. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual shine upon her. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Love from Palata and Angela Oduma, California"

This tribute was added by TOUZET Jean-Pierre on 15th October 2016

"Mon très cher Austin et les enfants,je viens de prendre connaissance de cette affreuse nouvelle ! Malgré le temps et la distance, je garde un excellent souvenir d'Esther et je suis bouleversé. Mon très cher Austin je te présente mes très sincères condoléances et te prie de croire à mon indéfectible amitié en te souhaitant beaucoup de courage pour cette terrible épreuve. Bien à toi.Jean-Pierre TOUZET"

This tribute was added by Richard Monu on 15th October 2016

"It has been a week since our mother left this world. I have cried at the hospital and in private. I am still wrestling with the fact that I can no longer call to talk to her like I used to do. I believe she is looking over us as I am writing this tribute. I miss her, but I know she is in a better place."

This tribute was added by Aïcha Kéita- Ghabris on 15th October 2016

"Cher Obi, chiké, Emeka, Outché,

Je souhaite dans ces moments difficiles vous faire part de notre tristesse . Que le Bon Dieu accueille Tantie dans son royaume. Je me réjouis de lire des témoignages qui évoquent la gentillesse de tantie. C'était une femme au grand coeur qui a marqué tous ceux qu'elle a rencontré. Son souvenir restera dans nos coeurs. Je vous souhaite d'être courageux et unis.Vous avez les salutations les plus émues de Mimi et notre maman qui avait beaucoup d'affection pour tantie.
Aïcha"

This tribute was added by Aïcha Kéita- Ghabris on 15th October 2016

"Cher Obi, chiké, Emeka, Outché,

Je souhaite dans ces moments difficiles vous faire part de notre tristesse . Que le Bon Dieu accueille Tantie dans son royaume. Je me réjouis de lire des témoignages qui évoquent la gentillesse de tantie. C'était une femme au grand coeur qui a marqué tous ceux qu'elle a rencontré. Son souvenir restera dans nos coeurs. Je vous souhaite d'être courageux et unis.Vous avez les salutations les plus émues de Mimi et notre maman qui avait beaucoup d'affection pour tantie.
Aïcha"

This tribute was added by Rosleyne Van-ess Sherman on 15th October 2016

"To the MONU family,

We are very much saddened by the passing of Aunty Esther and our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Dearest Aunty Esther, may your gentle soul rest in Perfect Peace with our Heavenly Father.
Kobby, Astou, Reggie & Roselyne"

This tribute was added by Ann Ashley on 15th October 2016

"My sweet sister Esther,
I`m so sad that I will not see you again. Although, we never saw each other many times, you always make me feel good in myself with your calm presence. I will miss you. May the Lord put you in a higher place besides Him in heaven, sleep well my sweet sister.
Bill"

This tribute was added by Charles A Doubane on 15th October 2016

"Dr MONOU et Famille,
Attriste par la nouvelle de la disparition de votre épouse, je voudrais vous présenter mes sincères condoléances. Dieu a donné Dieu a repris .A  Lui la Gloire. Qu'Il l'accueille dans sa Miséricorde et vous réconforte dans cette douloureuse épreuve. En communion de prières. Charles Armel Doubane, MAE Bangui RCA."

This tribute was added by Ann Ashley on 15th October 2016

"My dearest brother and family,
The Lord comfort you all now and forever over this heavy loss. The Lord will continue to be your shepherd and you will not be in want in sis Esthers absence. May the Almighty father rain His everlasting peace on you all.
To my dearest sis Esther,
Your departure remains a shock as I thought that I will see you first week in November 2016, having had a short chat over the telephone with you.
You have left a fragrance that cannot be replaced, ever so soft, tender and caring always bridging the gap. I will surely miss you , especially your phone call to united Kingdom to check on our welfare. You impacted my life with your gentle ways of handling life pressures.
You were a treasure in our family and you will forever be remembered.
The consolation is that you are resting in the bossom of the Almighty Father free from agony."

This tribute was added by Emmanuel Ngoran on 14th October 2016

"L'automne s'annonce, les saisons se passent et la vie s'efface. Mais, pour toi, Tantie Esther, la foi et l'espérance se nourrissent en nous, car nous nous sommes en esprit et en pensées avec toi. Tu as illuminé la vie de tes congénères de générosité, de bonté et de renoncement. Tu t'es toujours préoccupée des autres, plus que de toi. Devant la douleur et la mort, tu as été stoïque. Tu fus de courage, de bonté et de grandeur de cœur et d'esprit. Tu nous manqueras toujours, mais, tu es dans la paix du Christ. Vas et reste en paix ! Nous nous retrouverons un jour, puisque nous avons été créés pour retourner vers le Père !
Ange et Emmanuel Ngoran"

This tribute was added by Lydie Coulibaly-konan on 14th October 2016

"Repose en paix Tantie auprès de notre Seigneur qui t'aime plus que nous.
Courage à toute la famille MONU. Le Sgr sait la peine qui vous habite et ne vous abandonne pas. Sincères condoléances
Lydie et Mohamed Coulibaly"

This tribute was added by Austin Junior on 14th October 2016

"You were always so supportive of everyone. We will forever miss you even though you are in heaven watching over us."

This tribute was added by Johnny Monu on 14th October 2016

"The Esther We Know

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek and humble of heart, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.

Esther brings to mind the beatitudes and she embodies the teaching of Jesus Christ on the subject. Esther shunned conflict; she was humble to a fault.  She showed charity towards all and malice to none.  She sought out the best in all she encountered and was always quick to lend a helping hand.  She had a pure heart.  She was very welcoming and was a mom and sister to all that know her.

Esther projected calm and equanimity and radiated her light to all around her. Her passing threatens those of us left behind with darkness of pain and failure to understand. Esther will not want that of us, for that is not who she was.  She will want us to take comfort and solace in the richness and blessing her life with us has been.

Esther, it is not for us to know or question the mysteries of life and why God took you so early. We are assured you are with God. We celebrate your life and mourn your untimely passage to the unfathomable beyond. We are comforted that in the fullness of time we will be blessed in togetherness in the presence of the Almighty God.  Adieu our dear sister.  Be with God in your rest.

Johnny and Rosemary Monu"

This tribute was added by Konan Bienvenu Franck on 14th October 2016

"Nous sommes et resterons de coeur avec vous dans cette periode difficile pour Nous.
Que l'âme de Maman Esther repose en Paix.
Seigneur prend pitié ...

FK"

This tribute was added by Rosemary Monu on 14th October 2016

"Dearest 'Aunty' Esther, who would have thought that when you left Rochester in July, that would be the last time I would see you.  I cherish the times spent together in your sweet company; your motherly, caring, loving and tender ways.  Enough cannot be said my dear sister about your soft smiles, your gentle counsels, your love for all especially the marginalized.  I admired your organizational skills and the great cook you were, though sometimes we snickered behind your back about your exceptional neatness to the point that you would triple wash your fruits and veggies with soap and water.  I finally had to admit when you asked me if you were being too fastidious, that you definitely were.  However I know towered above the rest of us.

Even with the pains and weakness you were experiencing, you worried about everyone else. You admitted to me that you were not afraid to die, but were very worried about Uche. I assured you that you have a very able husband and well brought up and strong kids.  I am positive we now have an angel in heaven who will continue to watch over us all.

My heart still aches in sadness and the tears flow unexpectedly but I take comfort that you are no longer in pain and are in a good place; in Our Lord's bosom.  I thank God for your life and celebrate a saint in heaven. To live in the hearts of those who love you, is to live forever. Rest in perfect peace 'Aunty' Esther.
Love Always, Rosemary Monu (sister-in-law)"

This tribute was added by Ndeye Astou Diawara on 14th October 2016

"May your soûl rest in perfect peace. Sincère condoleances to Dr Monu and family."

This tribute was added by Eric ALADE on 14th October 2016

"My heart bleeds for my sister just as yours for your wife n mum: Austin, Uche, Emeka, Chicke. Sis, rest with our Lord.

- Horla"

This tribute was added by Haoua Welsh on 14th October 2016

"To my one and only Doctor, and to my big brother and friend Austin.
We spoke last Sunday when I learned of the sad news.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones at this sad moment. Sincere condolences from my family to yours. I regret not being able to visit you in Charlotte all these years. Please know that Esther has transitioned to a better world, and is at peace. She will be forever remembered as the "rock and foundation" of your family. May her beautiful soul rest in peace. Du courage a toute la famille.
Haoua"

This tribute was added by Kuukuwa Baidoo on 14th October 2016

"Dr. Monu,
Sincere sympathies! Be strong knowing that we are all with you in prayers.  May the soul of our mother Esther rest in perfect peace.  May your be strengthened by our Lord Jesus Christ during this difficult moment.  May the entire family remain strong and blessed! God be with you all. Monique Armstrong-Baidoo"

This tribute was added by Dominique-Patrick Gnangoin on 14th October 2016

"Those we hold closest to our hearts in final never leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and displayed and also in the love they brought into our lives. May God be with Mum to enable her soul to rest in peace. My deepest condolences to all the family Members. Dr Austin Monu be strong, we are all with you in this difficult moment-->. Dominique GNANGOIN (Abidjan, Ivory Coast )"

This tribute was added by Jz Reborn on 14th October 2016

"Dans cette épreuve difficile ma famille se joint à vous pour vous témoigner toute notre compassion. Que dieu accueille votre mère dans la félicité. Nos prières seront spécialement adressées pour le réconfort de vos âmes meurtries.  Arnaud LASME & Famille"

This tribute was added by Enuma Okoro on 13th October 2016

"My dear Esther little did I know that when I saw in NY in last month it will be the last time. I know I saw it coming but refused to accept it . I am only comforted by the fact that you are now with the Lord . You were an Angle here on earth and now you have gone to where Angles go . You touched all of us with your love and kindness. But as Christians we know we shall meet again to part no more . You were married to my cousin Austin, but we loved each other like sisters. I will miss you dearly RIP Esther. Chike and children only God can find the words to comfort you at this time. Love Enu"

This tribute was added by Ramatou Traore on 13th October 2016

"Je me joins à toutes ces voix qui pleurent Mme Esther Monu disparue trop tôt. Je prie allah, le miséricordieux afin qu'il accueille auprès de lui celle qui incarnait la paix et la quiétude. Je prie egalement tres fort pour son mari, ses enfants et ses proches que sa perte, laisse dans la détresse. Plaise a dieu, qu'ils trouvent le réconfort dans les souvenirs et la prière..le temps apaisera la douleur mais seuls resteront les bons souvenirs. Que dieu soit votre réconfort. Amine"

This tribute was added by Fabian Oweazim on 13th October 2016

"Bros Chike,
May you and your family find solace in our Heavenly Father who has called our wife home. We pray that God grants her eternal rest. Amen
Oweazim Family"

This tribute was added by konan henri noel stephane on 13th October 2016

"Papa Monu,
Nous sommes tous affectés par le décès de notre Maman ESTHER. que le Seigneur lui accorde une place auprès de lui et qu'il nous console dans cette dure épreuve  . Nono"

This tribute was added by Frederick Monu on 13th October 2016

"My dearest brother Chike,
Ndo!There is no doubt that the departure of our love ones do shape our remaining lives.This is a time of sober reflection,taking accounts of the live we have lived in the past and what is left for the future.Although we cant ask God questions but it boarders our minds about the irreconcilable conflict between life and death.I met Esther,our dearest wife only once,but she will remain in my memory for ever.May her soul rest in peace.Take heart & be strong.May God be with you & your family.Amen!! Fred Monu"

This tribute was added by Austin Monu on 13th October 2016

"My faith is in the Lord so I weep not and I know for sure, Esther is in heaven in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.  She loved God by loving her neighbor as herself. Esther was very selfless, humble, unassuming,patient, tolerant, forgiving, very discrete, generous, considerate and very gracious..  Esther in all discretion touched too many lives.  She was the silent  force that moved my behavior and impacted my attitude to life. I miss you so much Esther, but I am comforted  by the  conviction that you are in heaven still taking care of me and your children and the numerous other children and friends you adopted here on earth.   Adieu  my angel till we meet again.

Austin-Patrick. Chike Monu  M.D"

This tribute was added by Gerald Monu on 13th October 2016

"Very glad  I got to see you a few months back in Rochester.  You are forever in our thoughts and prayers. May god welcome your spirit and grant you eternal rest and peace."

This tribute was added by Margaret Yeboah on 13th October 2016

"To the Monu Family:
So sorry for the loss of Auntie Esther! Our deepest condolences! Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Margaret and Yaw"

This tribute was added by Nana Yaa Marfo on 13th October 2016

"You have left a message forever grafted in my mind.  Rest in God's perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Dave Gbesemete on 13th October 2016

"To our Monu Family,
There are hardly words to speak which can replace the pain of the loss of our aunt/sister however, this moving tribute filled with smiles is evidence of a full life.
Auntie Esther radiant smile in each picture is infectious and that is the memory that keep of her.  
A woman who always gave and cared beyond measure.  
Just looking at the outpouring of love shows me that hers was a life filled with great moments.  Everyone and everything she touched, she left better than she found.  If that is not a full life, then I don't know what is.
Auntie Esther, we miss you dearly.  Uncle Austin and family we pray that the goodness auntie Esther gave us all fuels you for eternity.  Amen.
Sincerely and with love.
The Gbesemete family."

This tribute was added by Innocent Okolo on 13th October 2016

"She was a star bringing light and joy to the lives of many, I was fortunate among many to call her family, may her soul rest in peace. We will always have her in hearts and prayers forever."

This tribute was added by John McCune on 12th October 2016

"To the Monu Family,

We are all so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Monu.  I am grateful to have met her.  She was so kind to have us(me, my wife and some of our kids) over for a visit shortly after moving to Charlotte.  We all will be praying for you today and in the future.  

Sincerely,
the McCune family of SC and NC"

This tribute was added by Dick Bell on 12th October 2016

"Richard, I remember meeting your mom at mass and I'm so sorry to hear of her passing.  May God bless you and your family in your time of grief."

This tribute was added by Kathy Fiascone on 12th October 2016

"Richard, thank you for sharing this lovely photo tribute to your beautiful mother. What a gorgeous family you have.
Peace be with you.
XO The Fiascone Family"

This tribute was added by Grace Opoku Cobbinah on 12th October 2016

"Dear Austin,
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Esther.  I will always remember her as a gentle soul. Unfortunately, I didn't have the opportunity to see her after we all moved from Abidjan to the U.S.  My sincere condolence to you and your family.  Be of good courage!  
Grace"


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