- 46 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 24, 1969
- Date of passing: Oct 1, 2015
|Let the memory of Esther be with us forever|
"I never thought in years I would be writing this, to me you seemed like someone that would never grow old and die I never thought about you that way you seemed so timeless to me, I know I have to write this but words will never explain the way I feel about you. Mummy you where more than an angel to me sometimes I thought to myself how can someone be so perfect, so loving, kind, Caring, funny, happy and selfless. You Made me the woman that I am today so many times when I would be down and think the world is turning against me you would just say a word and I would feel happy again there is no way I could ever forget about you. You where the first to touch the softness of my skin and wrap me in your innocence in a world with so much sin you sooth me with your kind and gentle loving hands. If only I could have one more day, only one more I would pick up the phone and tell you I LOVE YOU, I would thank you for loving me unconditionally and I would thank you for helping me to be me. I pray heaven is everything you dreamt it to be, I pray you are safe and free of pain and I pray you have heard every word I have said, So I say this to you mum today and everyday you are always in my heart that's where you'll stay, To my darling mum I will love you forever so be safe till we meet again."
"Aunty Esther, your death shook my faith, challenged my convictions and stirred up unbelief in my heart. But am here to testify that I got my faith back! I’m here to say God is God. I’m here to say God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He still heals, delivers, saves and raises the dead. He chooses to do His will for His will supersedes man’s limited scope. His will is perfect and always the best outcome for any situation.
My sister was a good person, a great person I mean. She was more than a sister to me; she was a friend, a mother, a confidant, a model, an inspiration and a huge support of my dreams. She was a faithful wife, so faithful to a fault. Few women can go through what you went through. She was a committed mother; a carer and nurturer. Aunty Esther, you were so committed to your children that even on your sick bed you were still fixing and coordinating the home front. You were a home maker and a life builder. You were a pure person; so pure that there was no hatred or pride in you. You loved people genuinely; you desire the progress of all. You were so sweet, so kind, so lovely, so beautiful in and out. My fashion icon… always shinning the beauty that radiates from your inside.
Several things you wanted to do that time and circumstances did not permit you. I may not know why you were trapped by sickness and why your life was cut short in its prime but just like Jesus, when people thought it was all finished at the cross, the victory that emanates from His death still transforms the world today. May the after effect of your death bless your world. May your children be greater than you. May they reach heights that you could not attain. May they exceed expectations and may they excel beyond your dreams (Amen).
Life is only a temporary assignment; so if you are here and you have not deliberately accepted Jesus Christ into your life, I will like to appeal to you to give God a chance in your life. In this world and times, only Jesus can save, deliver and set free. He is the true joy and satisfaction that we all crave for. Please say these words to receive Him into your heart:
Lord Jesus, I confess that you are Lord
I renounce my sins and ask that you give me a brand new heart.
Congratulations and welcome to a NEW LIFE!
Aunty Esther, I will miss you today, tomorrow and forever! I will miss you when there are celebrations in my life for you were a joy multiplier. I will miss you when I need a shoulder to cry on for you were my counsellor. I will miss you much but we will surely meet again. October 1st will remain a memorial not for Nigeria independence but the day my heart was ripped off and I lost you in this life temporary. I bless God that on that day you rededicated your life to Christ. Even though you could not talk again, you muttered the words ‘I will live’. My mind may not have comprehended what ‘I will live’ entails but now I know better… you are living where no evil can touch you again, you are living an eternal life devoid of sickness or evil. Sleep on dear Aunty Esther until we meet again at the Master’s feet. You live forever in my heart.
Joy Aderele (Sister)"
"TRIBUTE TO AN AWESOME SISTER
I am still in shock…so in shock, your death was and is still a shock! I mourn and cry, I weep and wail. I have heard and see people die but yours is different. Your death ripped off my heart, shook my faith and challenged my belief. Your death is not just painful but PAIN in itself…. pain in my mother’s heart, pain in your sibling’s heart, pain in your children and husband’s hearts, pain in my heart. Your death is a nightmare; I hope to wake up one day to hear it’s not true. You left so soon, you parted too early, it all happened so suddenly. In it all, I thank God for the privilege of being your sister. You were more than a sister to me – You were a friend, a mother, a confidant, a model, an inspiration and great support. You were so true, so sweet, so pure, so nice and so real! You are a good person who truly loves and wish others well. You possess a priceless heart that is never haughty or envious. You were such a humble woman who can relate with anyone at any level. You were a peace lover and home maker. You create happiness for yourself and others around you even in times when we least expect you to be happy. You were a joy multiplier and a value adder, you truly believe in others and seek their progress. You are a God lover, you worshiped God with your uttermost being. You were so religious that you will never agree to wear a trouser to church even when I tried to convince you that your body is the temple and you are the real church, you held on to God even till death.
Aunty Esther, you were not afraid of death, you were afraid of old age. I remember how you will often joke about your teeth falling off at old age. You were strong, so strong you hardly fall sick. You were an intelligent woman and a sticker for justice. You were so beautiful; beautiful in and out, my fashion icon a.k.a Mama shine shine. Shine on my sister for I know more than I know my name that you are in Heaven. On the night you died, you rededicated your life to God and I’m confident Heaven received you. Continue to bask in the glory of your maker. In death, we still chant VICTORY! We may not know why you have to leave this early but we know you WON! For thanks be unto God who always cause us to triumph in Christ Jesus 2 Corinthians 2:14. I will sure see you again at the Master’s feet. Goodnight!
Joy Aderele (Sister)"
"You were like a second Mum. Your death stings so bad but the strength you exuded even till death gives me the assurance that you are resting and away from the pain and sorrow of this world. You"ll forever be in my heart. I miss u Mum."
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