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Felix Ifeanyi Okeani
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 9, 1954
  • Date of passing: Aug 10, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    San Bernardino, California, United States
Let the memory of Felix be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Felix Okeani, 60, born on February 9, 1954 and passed away on August 10, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ikechi Obiocha on 12th August 2015

"Miss you a lot, Brother Ifeanyi.  Looking forward to walking on the streets of gold with you when Jesus returns.  Sleep well until then."

This tribute was added by chiamaka nduka on 11th August 2015

"Can't believe a year has gone by since you left us.It feels like yesterday.You will always be in our hearts Uncle.We all miss you."

This tribute was added by Tamara Achufusi on 10th August 2015

"My Ogidi Brother

Ifeanyi Exactly a year ago you left us so suddenly, I have no doubt you are in a better place. God needed one of his angels back ! we understand but nevertheless We miss you, your laughter your incredible humor . Ifeanyi continue to rest peacefully until we met again."

This tribute was added by Florence Nduka on 10th August 2015

"Nwaokeani a year has rolled by since the rain from a cloudless sky drenched us. Our hearts bled and we shivered from shock. One year has gone by and times we wonder in disbelief only to realize the reality of your exit from this part. We missed your cheerful humor, deep and reflective thoughts and genuine friendship. We know you transited, you dropped a body but the soul sojourns on into wondrous experiencing of truth that transcends blind faith.

We prayed that your path be peaceful and smooth and we hope you found peace and light. We thank the good Lord for your life and the joys it brought and beseech Him to grant you the joy of the eternal crown.

We also thank Almighty Father for the mercies and love that surrounded those you left behind this past year especially your dear wife, children and your mother. Their burden was lightened by the Grace and ever watchful Love of the Creator which provided them tools of support. The Lord's unbounded and unconditional Love are pointers to those who missed out of this grace and blessing through arrogance and ignorant over-sized ego and shirked responsibility.
My dear friend and brother in law you will be forever missed and remembered. Stride on and Strive on, The Lord loves you.
Professor Florence Nduka. Sister-in-Law."

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 10th August 2015

"When I looked out over the patio tonight I noticed a single star,
With fog so dense you couldn't see the moon, I knew it could only be you.

I stared at you for a while hoping for a reason,
Then realized at that very moment that you weren't gone at all,
In fact you are and always will be alive in our hearts and memories,
Your love is strong Ifeanyi,
So strong in fact that it has burned a hole in the fog,
Just so that the light of you can keep us warm and protected at night.

Though night shall fade and day shall come,
I know that you will not have abandoned me,
For you are now my shadow that guides and protects my day,
I know now that I shall never walk alone again,
For you will always be there holding my hand.

One would not think to ever hurt me,
For they will see my Husband at my side,
And know that a man of great stature and power protects me.

I will sleep easy tonight,
Knowing that you are there beside me,
When I feel that extra bit of warmth and security at night,
I know it is but your arms wrapped around me.

I am Never Alone, And You Are Never Forgotten.
I miss you...........Your wife,
Anthonia Obiajulu Okeani."

This tribute was added by Henry Anthony on 10th August 2015

"Continue to Rest in Perfect Peace until we all meet again in one body under Christ....Your absence is felt here on earth"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 10th August 2015

"Today is the 1st anniversary of my brother in law Felix Ifeanyi Okeani. My brother Ifeanyi, we'll always remember that special smile, that caring heart, that warm embrace you always gave us. Nobody will ever replace you in our hearts. Omesili, You have gone the way of all mortals. We are consoled by the fact of your life which sought to cultivate virtues and embrace enduring values.
We are grateful for the opportunity of having crossed your path, of experiences shared and dreams fulfilled. We shall remember and cherish these moments. There was no dull moment with you, a born comedian, who could effortlessly have many in stitches with easy jokes. We wish you strength as you journey on into the finer realms of Creation. May recognition come your way and may you awaken to joyful activity. Our loving prayers are with you. We miss you so much!
Continue to rest in peace Omesili. Please pray for Okeani and Okoronkwo's family today."

This tribute was added by Uzoamaka Nduka on 10th August 2015

"A year since you have been gone. Forever missed"

This tribute was added by Uzoma Dondii on 10th August 2015

"i miss you brother..may your gentle soul rest in peace.Amen...
one year remembrance of ur death.."

This tribute was added by Ikechi Obiocha on 22nd June 2015

"Happy Father's Day, my dear brother.  We miss you so much right now but we look forward to the great reunion when Jesus returns."

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 22nd June 2015

"" Happy Fathers Day, Bro.
May you continue to rest peacefully.
It shall be well"
Your Bro, Emeka."

This tribute was added by Ngozi Simon-Okolo on 21st June 2015

"Bro Ifeanyi,we were still trying to get over your passage when death also took my loving brother Ben from me. I know we talked about him a couple of times. Today I remember two Good men who were great fathers to their family. To you and BenGoodman, I say: Happy Father's Day. Continue to watch over us from Heaven. We love and miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by Chris Okeani on 21st June 2015

"Happy Father's Day Dad!
Never thought that so soon in my life I would not be able to say those words to you in person. You live with my family and I forever in spirit, you have groomed me to be the very best that l can In every aspect of my life.Thank you for everything you have taught me, I continue to make you proud everyday. I wish the best for the best dad ever! I love you dad."

This tribute was added by Adamu Mba on 21st June 2015

"Today we celebrate a man who dedicated others before himself. Mr Okeani, taught me one most sacrifice themselves in order to achieve something greater. Life is what you make of it and Mr. Okeani made the most of his time on Earth. Happy Father's Day Mr Okeani. May you Chris, Anthony, Grandma, Tiffany, and Aunty Antonia have a blessed day. You Will Forever Be Missed."

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 20th June 2015

"Today we celebrate a complete gentleman, an A plus dad, my sweet brother in law and our guardian angel. Happy Father's Day. You will always be celebrated. We love and miss you dearly.

Kathy of London"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 20th June 2015

"Happy Father's Day to my son in law.
May your gentle and kind soul continue to rest in peace.
We love and miss you.

Mrs Kate Okoronkwo"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 20th June 2015

"They say there is a reason, they say that time will heal, but neither time nor reason, will change the way I feel.
For no-one knows the heartache, that lies behind our smiles. No-one knows how many times, we have broken down and cried.We want to tell you something so there won't be any doubt, you're so wonderful to think of, but so hard to be without.
Happy Father's Day to my lovely husband.

Anthonia Obiajulu Okeani"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 20th June 2015

"My Hero,
You held my hand when I was small.
You caught me when I fell. You're the
Hero of my childhood and my later years as well. And every time I think of you, my heart still fills with pride.

Though I'll always miss you Dad
I know you're by my side. In laughter
And in sorrow, in sunshine and through rain. I know you are watching over me until we meet again.
Love you Dad. Happy Father's Day!

Your Princess,
Tiffany Kosolu Okeani"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 20th June 2015

"Happy Father's Day Dad!

There will always be a special place in my life for my Dad...
He has taught me to stand up for what I believe in.

He has given me roots and wings so I can fly.
He has taught me to reach for the stars and follow my dreams.
Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.

Love you Dad,
Chris Arinze Okeani"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 20th June 2015

"I thought of you today, but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday and days before too.

I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories. And picture in a frame.Your memory is a keepsake from which I'll never part.
God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart,

Happy Father's Day Dad!
Ifeanyi Anthony Okeani"

This tribute was added by Ikechi Obiocha on 9th February 2015

"Happy birthday, my dear brother.  The good Lord knows why He called you to rest last year.  Sleep well and see you on the Resurrection morning."

This tribute was added by Henry Anthony on 9th February 2015

"Missing you already but it's comforting to know that you are in a perfect and peaceful place.
RIP
Henry Anthony"

This tribute was added by Nduka Zuchie on 9th February 2015

"Happy 61st b'day Uncle Felix
Your light will continue shining brightly in our hearts
Journey on...."

This tribute was added by Emeka Okeani on 9th February 2015

"My Dearest Brother,

CONTNUE TO REST IN PERFECT PEACE. IT SHALL BE WELL!

Bro Emeka."

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 9th February 2015

"Happy Birthday .. Today Is Your Birthday, In Heaven Above. My Blessings I Send, On The Wings Of This Dove. Not Just For Today,  But Everyday Hereof, I Think Of You Always, With All Of My Love. Always Loved, Forever Missed – In Loving Memory - Happy Birthday ogomnwoke!

Your mother in law,
Mrs kate Okoronkwo"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 9th February 2015

"If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again.
Happy birthday brother Ifeanyi!
We miss you!
May your gentle soul continue to
Rest in peace.

Sister in law,
Kathy"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 9th February 2015

"If I could write a story
It would be the greatest ever told
Of a kind and loving father
Who had a heart of gold

If could write a million pages
But still be unable to say, just how
Much I love and miss you
Every single day

Happy birthday Dad!!

Son
Chris Okeani"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 9th February 2015

"Forever in my heart!!
I remember your face
I remember your smile
I remember your laugh
I remember how you protected me
And I know you still do...
I will always remember you
Forever in my heart!!!!
Happy birthday Dad!

Your princess,
Tiffany Okeani"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 9th February 2015

"Dad, I know you're watching
I know your looking down
Your birthday is today
And although you're not around

It doesn't stop our thoughts
And never stops our prayers
I am sending birthday wishes
To my angel upstairs.
Happy birthday dad!
We miss you so much!

Son,
Ifeanyi Okeani"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 9th February 2015

"In Memory of My Husband

You have left us and gone into the light with the Lord,
I have not.
Peace fills you now and have found such great joy,
I have not.
Memories of you my love will last forever and never will I forget,
I have not.
Nor will my longing for you cease,
I have not.
My precious husband and my dear best friend,
I have not.

Happy Birthday Ifeanyi!!
We miss you!!
May you continue to rest in peace.

Your wife
Anthonia Obiajulu Okeani"

This tribute was added by Tim Ononiwu on 14th September 2014

"Bro Ifeanyi - It is with great shock and sadness that we received this heart rendering news of your departure at this time.  It always seems that the good and humble ones leave this crazy world early.  Only the Almighty knows His plans for you and we must accept it.  Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.  We pray that the good Lord grant you His eternal rest and strengthen your family to continue the journey.  Sleep well, ogbo!"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Jideoffor on 13th September 2014

"Hmmmmm! Life…... Here today, gone tomorrow. D echoes and the deeds of today is the legacy of tomorrow, the chords that will vibrate long after we are gone and unto eternity.  Death is not the end of your life but the beginning of eternity a life promised to be everything beautiful. …… Rest my brother,  Rest in perfect peace!"

This tribute was added by FIDELIA ECHEZONA on 8th September 2014

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.  Psalm 116:15. The loss of our beloved brother, Ifeanyi, is precious gain to our Heavenly Father.  Today, we mourn and feel the pain BUT One day, He will make it clear to us.  Goodbye precious Brother, we will meet at Jesus' feet to part no more.  TO GOD BE THE GLORY!"

This tribute was added by Oliver Ibeh on 2nd September 2014

"As Life is a trip to earth, Death is a destiny for all living souls, and a journey for all mankind. Death is an accomplishment of moving on to a better life with the Lord, and yet no soul is anxious to get there. The distance to the destination of death is the same for all, but the speed to get there differs for all. Some travel to the destination faster than others depending on one’s purpose on the earth.
It takes some people minutes upon their arrival on the earth to complete their journey of Death. For others, it may take hours, days, months or years to complete their journey to Death. It took Felix Ifeanyi Okeani Sixty good years to complete his destination to Death. His departure is an accomplishment to begin his new life in God’s kingdom.
In all things, we give Glory to the Creator of all things. He, who is the Creator of all things, is the God of all things. He, who is the God of all things, is also the Author of Life and Death. Mr. Felix Ifeanyi Okeani responded to his call as he has accomplished his purpose on earth.
In all things; let all families, friends and well wishers uphold their strengths of endurance to honor Mr. Okeani’s journey as he has lived a legend life on the earth. His soul shall rest in perfect peace.
By
Oliver Ibeh"

This tribute was added by Oliver Ibeh on 2nd September 2014

"As Life is a trip to earth, Death is a destiny for all living souls, and a journey for all mankind. Death is an accomplishment of moving on to a better life with the Lord, and yet no soul is anxious to get there. The distance to the destination of death is the same for all, but the speed to get there differs for all. Some travel to the destination faster than others depending on one’s purpose on the earth.
It takes some people minutes upon their arrival on the earth to complete their journey of Death. For others, it may take hours, days, months or years to complete their journey to Death. It took Felix Ifeanyi Okeani Sixty good years to complete his destination to Death. His departure is an accomplishment to begin his new life in God’s kingdom.
In all things, we give Glory to the Creator of all things. He, who is the Creator of all things, is the God of all things. He, who is the God of all things, is also the Author of Life and Death. Mr. Felix Ifeanyi Okeani responded to his call as he has accomplished his purpose on earth.
In all things; let all families, friends and well wishers uphold their strengths of endurance to honor Mr. Okeani’s journey as he has lived a legend life on the earth. His soul shall rest in perfect peace.
By
Oliver Ibeh"

This tribute was added by Nduka Gadis on 1st September 2014

"When i got the news of your sudden demise, I was shocked with utter disbelief, so many questions ran through my mind. I realised that the world has lost a rare gem and a refined gentleman that instilled discipline, love and family values, words can't express how we feel at the moment because you always had a way of solving problems and making them seem like they never existed. May the Almighty Father grant you peace and grace as you journey to the beyond"

This tribute was added by Nonye Osukah - Uduike on 31st August 2014

"Words fail one at a time like this especially when you think deep about this man Ifeanyi Okeani. He is my cousin's husband ( my in law), wondeful man, kind hearted, very understanding and peaceful. I  had the privilege of meeting him in summer 2001. I have been thinking about what to write.  What can anyone say that will bring back? We can not question God. We pray for the soul, we ask for fortitude to bear the loss, we ask the Lord to guide us the living that we walk in his ways;  enjoying a good healthy long life and always keeping us in accord with Him.
We look forward to the resurrection and life everlasting.
We leave the rest to God but continue to pray for the Okeani and Okoronkwo families at this time. May he rest in perfect peace. Amen."

This tribute was added by Ralu Onubogu on 31st August 2014

"TRIBUTE TO MY SWEET CARING UNCLE IFEANYI.

In life, there is death says the holy scriptures, but who can deal with the severity and suddenness of its assault? My dear Uncle, you have prematurely left the scene, and the warm interactions we longed for , cannot be.  
   With a heavy heart, sweet uncle, I say Adieu!

From: Ralu Onubogu Nee Okonkwo."

This tribute was added by Ralu Onubogu on 31st August 2014

"TRIBUTE TO MY BIG IN LAW, IFEANYI.

When I heard the terrible news, I could not believe it. I did not know the situation was so bad as to take you away from us. Death has really left a huge vacuum in our hearts. Who can question the will of God? Nobody! With hearts laden with grief, we pray for God's mercy and consolation to see us through this time of sorrow.

From : Ken Okonkwo."

This tribute was added by Ralu Onubogu on 31st August 2014

"A TRIBUTE TO MY UNCLE IFEANYI OKEANI.

I hurt badly from the evil work of the grim reaper, who wickedly cut your life short at an age you should be sitting and relaxing with your family, brothers, sister's , nephew's, nieces and most importantly your old mother.
Death being so  complete and irreversible brooks no appeal, so we leave all in God's hands. It is sad, so very sad.
Farewell Uncle.

From : Okwuoma Ifekwem  Nee Okonkwo."

This tribute was added by Ralu Onubogu on 30th August 2014

"TRIBUTE TO MY BIG BROTHER (OMESILI).

I still can't believe the shocking news. I wish it were possible to reverse things. All the Christian music CD's you requested that I bring for you; I brought them , but you are no longer there to play and enjoy them.
O! How I miss you , brother 'Nnukwu'. May your gentle soul rest in peace.

From : Boka Okonkwo Nee Okeani."

This tribute was added by Chinyere Chukka on 25th August 2014

"Ifeanyi, even until this day it seems so surreal that you have left us. As people we believe that you have left us too soon, but who knows the mind of God. As encouragement its important for me and others to remember "To be absent from the body is to be Present with Christ"  You are where we are striving to be which is with our maker. I pray that your presence and legacy goes on and is not forgotten. We miss you Ifeanyi Okeani!"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 25th August 2014

""TRIBUTE TO MY WONDERFUL BROTHER IN-LAW BY Ngozi Okeani
I cannot not believe that the name I called IFEANYI THE IFEANYI with his response OJIAZU MY WIFE would be extinguished from the face of the earth.  I cannot not articulate the words to describe my state of mind on hearing about your passing on to glory. Could I say devastated, confused, shocked, angered or all of the above?
All I reflected upon was the faithful December morning in the year 1989, when you appeared unannounced in my father house at Ogidi with lots of your younger brother’s pictures.  Not realizing how humorous you were, I declined to look at those   pictures upon your verbalization that I would fall in love with him, by looking at his pictures.  You were very proud of your brother and so were your pride for your children.
You epitomized the father that money cannot substitute.  Each time you visited us in Atlanta, your children were always with you. You put your immediate family  needs ( children and wife)  before yours, as exemplified by simply making sure that they were well  dressed before thinking of dressing up at every occasion in our house.  You were a great mentor to your children. Your children should be proud of you.

I take consolation in the fact that that your life touched many people including my children. Your advice to them on their graduation “forward ever and backward never” will remain with them forever.
My prayer is that God almighty who allowed you to share your life with us and take you on his appointed time will comfort us in Jesus name Amen.
May your soul rest in peace.
From your sister in-law
Mrs.  Ngozi Okeani.
Atlanta""

This tribute was added by Ugo Okoronkwo on 24th August 2014

"So it is when a person dies the essence of that person is revealed. Death can take away from us what we have, but cannot rob us of who we are. I have always known you to be a gentleman and often the one with the last joke. I will miss your sense of humor and your ability to make the time spent cooking worthwhile. May God be with you as you have slipped into the next life.
Good bye Brother Ifeanyi."

This tribute was added by Ekene Nworjih on 24th August 2014

"Our prayers and thoughts are with your family at this difficult time. May the soul of Felix rest in peace . Amen                                                                          

Ekene Ifeoma Nworjih and family"

This tribute was added by Ngozi Simon-Okolo on 24th August 2014

"My memories of ‘Bro Ifeanyi’, as we fondly call him,dates back to the early 2000’s during my first to Los Angeles from Nigeria. We had scheduled to do a 30mins visit to his family but this was not to be. He made sure that we not only stayed for dinner but that we ended up leaving his house with our ribs cracking with laughter after 3 hours.

He was a very peaceful man who was always there for his family and would go out of his way to make sure that everybody who visits his home or is related with his family by friendship or blood feels comfortable and accepted.

My heart goes out to his immediate and extended family during this period of grief. May they be comforted by the fact that “Bro Ifeanyi” lived a good life and is already in the bosom of the Almighty.

Adieu Bro ifeanyi,
Till we meet to part no more.

Ngozi Simon Okolo"

This tribute was added by Ralu Onubogu on 24th August 2014

"A Tribute to Uncle Ifeanyi,
The fact that when I see the 909 area code on my phone, it will not be you calling to check up on us is heart breaking. The fact that we wont be able to share fond  memories and jokes leaves me speechless. Ha! Oooyee ana a! ebe-oo! ebe-oo !! jee nke oma.
Okem Onubogu"

This tribute was added by Ralu Onubogu on 24th August 2014

"A Tribute to my uncle Omesili ncha.

The shocking news of your sudden demise knocked the winds out of my sails and left me anorexic of thought. It is a shame that death did not leave you time to junket with your kith and kin. However the victory remain ours because we will meet again in merrier circumstances at the feet of Jesus.
Goodbye for now.
Dilichukwu Okonkwo"

This tribute was added by Nkiru Okongwu-Eziakor on 23rd August 2014

"REST EASY BRO FELIX.....BY NKIRU NGOZI OKONGWU-EZIAKOR

Bro Felix, vivid memories of you date back to the 70's when I visited our cousin Oby Ekpechi in Aba. With you and Emeka around there was no dull moment. I always looked forward to spending my long vacation in Aba. I have met Emeka here in the US and was looking forward to meeting you too but alas it is not going to be in this life. As we miss you we take solace in the outstanding testimonies of your life as a supportive, compassionate, generous, selfless, inspiring and God-fearing brother, husband, father, uncle and in law. In compliance with the word of God in 2 Timothy 4:7-8, you have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith. Now, there is in store for you the crown of righteousness which The Lord the righteous judge will award to you.......rest in peace bro Felix as you await your crown of righteousness."

This tribute was added by Emeka Okongwu on 23rd August 2014

"“IN MEMORY OF MY BIG BROS”.

The news of your sudden demise was shocking and traumatic. But based on our Christian belief, nothing happeneth without the knowledge of the Almighty. We take consolation, as mere mortals, in your being in a better place, where there’s neither SORROW, pain, stress, nor suffering.

We shall all meet in HIS vineyard, never to part again.

Your Cousin, Emeka Okongwu."

This tribute was added by Godfrey Ekwenugo on 23rd August 2014

"A TRIBUTE TO A COMRAD

Even though we never met but we share a lot of special people together. May your soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Nduka Zuchie on 23rd August 2014

"I've been stalling on writing this tribute because it brings to fore the finality of death in this your present earth life. With that being said, it is with heavy heart that I talk about you retrospectively... When I got the news of your demise, my mind quickly went back to the last time I saw you, that was sometime in July last year, you were driving I and my brother to the airport to catch our flight back to Nigeria and you insisted that Ify should join us. On the way, u were full of paternal advice and you kept on reiterating the importance of a close knit family and good education. I remember thinking, "he's saying a lot, he should probably save some for the next time we visit", how was I to know that there would be no next time. I am eternally grateful for the time I was able to spend with you, for the things I learned from you whether you were aware of that or not and I admired how passionate you could get when discussing certain subjects. I urge you to journey on and not worry about the welfare of your children because i strongly believe that the principles and morals u instilled in them would go a long way in enabling them lead exemplary lives. I wish you the strength as you face the next phase of your existence and may the rays of love of the Almighty Father continue to guide your path. Amen"

This tribute was added by Idinma Jc on 23rd August 2014

"Felix. I did not really know you but from the much I have been told by your brother Emeka, his wife Ngozi Okeani and those who have met and spent time with you, I feel like I knew you. Enough cannot be said about you. We cannot question God, He alone knows why He called you home at this time. We should take heart in believing that you are resting peacefully in a much better place---with the Lord. Farewell."

This tribute was added by Uzoma Dondii on 22nd August 2014

"We are truly sorry to here of the lost of felix ifeanyi okeani. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of your soul to Heaven. Hmmm short of words....When we lose a love one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. Again May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. We extend our most sincere condolences to you and families here on earth.(RIP)from
UZOMA & COCO."

This tribute was added by ogochukwu onwaeze on 22nd August 2014

"Uncle Ifeanyi, words cannot describe the shock of your passing, but we continue to remember the good times that we all shared together.  Your smile and jocular nature will surely be missed especially the name Janta Manta that you always called me.  Continue to rest in peace dear friend."

This tribute was added by Ephraim Nkemere on 22nd August 2014

"TRIBUTE FOR MY DEAR FRIEND FELIX OKEANI

Ifeanyi, I am still in shock that you left us too soon. I will ever cherish our friendship.  You were a true friend, we called each other "Bad Boy".  Who are we to question God for his actions.  He gives life and call us home when it is time.  You are in a better place. Indeed it is well with your soul. May you find everlasting peace in our Lord.

Ephraim"

This tribute was added by Ephraim Nkemere on 22nd August 2014

"TRIBUTE TO MY DEAR FRIEND IFEANYI OKEANI
Ifeanyi, I am still in shock that you left us too soon. I will ever cherish our friendship and the jokes we shared.....called each other "Bad boy."  You were in deed a true friend.

Who are we to question God for his actions?.  The Lord giveth life and call us home when it is time. It is well with your soul. You are in a better place, looking down over your family.

Adieu my dear Ifeanyi.  May you find everlasting peace with the almighty God.  

N. Ephraim Nkemere"

This tribute was added by Chiedozie Ohiaeri on 22nd August 2014

"When I got that dreadful message from home that my father has passed on, You and sister Anthonia were present to console me, and lend a helping hand to ease the pain! That was very kind of You! You were endowed with jokes and humor that lightened a bored crowd. I enjoyed every minute of it! When I ran into You and Sister Anthonia in the Library, a couple of days before you had the incident, I had no clue this will the last time I'd speak with you again! I was not prepared to understand and accept the text message I received from Kathy on 8/11/14 that you had passed on! It did not make sense to me!  It did not make sense to anyone! When I read the tributes from your children, I can see the remarkable role you played in shaping a better future for them hoisted on high moral values; something that is rare these days.The memories you leave behind and the family you help nurture is a reflection of the exemplary life you lived!

Rest in Peace, Bro Ifeanyi!

Chiedozie Ohiaeri"

This tribute was added by allan medrano on 22nd August 2014

"Felix,

You will be sorely missed. I've been blessed to have known you for over 15yrs. I've come to know you as a loving father and husband. I will definitely miss you're passionate conversations about politics. I feel fortunate that I was able to visit you at the hospital. When I held your hand and spoke to you I felt that you could feel my love and concern for you. When I received the news that you had started speaking I was filled with Joy and hope that you would recover. I was saddened to hear about your passing a day later.

Thank you for allowing me & Nicole to become a part of your family. We look forward to the day when we will meet again in our father's house. May God bless you, Anthonia, Tiffany, Chris & Anthony. We will be there for them as your family has become a part of our family as well.

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to you Felix.

Allan & Nicole Medrano"

This tribute was added by allan medrano on 22nd August 2014

"Felix,

You will be sorely missed. I've been blessed to have known you for over 15yrs. I've come to know you as a loving father and husband. I will definitely miss you're passionate conversations about politics. I feel fortunate that I was able to visit you at the hospital. When I held your hand and spoke to you I felt that you could feel my love and concern for you. When I received the news that you had started speaking I was filled with Joy and hope that you would recover. I was saddened to hear about your passing a day later.

Thank you for allowing me & Nicole to become a part of your family. We look forward to the day when we will meet again in our father's house. May God bless you, Anthonia, Tiffany, Chris & Anthony. We will be there for them as your family has become a part of our family as well.

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to you Felix.

Allan & Nicole Medrano"

This tribute was added by Ogonna Obi on 22nd August 2014

"Ifeanyi, I am still in a shock about your demise. I couldn't believe it when I heard about it. I called your cell phone hoping that you will answer me as usual . I called Emeka who now confirmed my worst fears. How could you just leave without saying goodbye? The Kids are traumatized. They don't know what happened.The Family and Friends are in a shock. Who is going to break this news to mama, that his beloved first son is gone for good. Not I.  Ifeanyi, I recall our days together in Nigeria growing up at Aba, and our time here in Los Angeles. I was in your house on Sunday and looked at the family pictures we took during your weeding. It just seems like yesterday. I know you are in a better place with the Angels. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Je nkeoma. RIP."

This tribute was added by Toby Okeani on 21st August 2014

"Uncle,

It has truly been a blessing to have gotten to know you throughout my coming of age. Life gives us moments and people that truly make an impact on how we live our lives henceforth. You are one of these people and have given me so many of those moments.

Your calm demeanor, jovial attitude, and positive outlook are qualities that I have always aspired to emulate. You meant so much to so many people and connected with my father in a way that I aspire to do with my brother.

Your legacy continues to live on through your wonderful family and friends and god-willing, we can perpetuate the influential moments you have shared with us as we continue to live our lives in honor of you.

"Forward ever, backward never"

-T-boy"

This tribute was added by Dubem Okeani on 21st August 2014

"Dear Uncle,

It seems like just yesterday when you were with us at Nanma’s graduation party. I still remember your contagious smile and positive outlook on life.  You have truly helped shape me into the man that I am today. You taught me to never be complacent and always look for ways to improve. “Forwards ever, backwards never” was the phrase you would always tell me.  My relationship with my brother, Toby, often reminds me of your relationship with my father.  Your relationship has taught me the true importance of family and looking after one another.  Thank you so much for the joy and wisdom you brought into our lives.  You will be greatly missed

Your Nephew,
Dubem"

This tribute was added by Bruno Nwisi on 21st August 2014

"I remember quite vividly the first time we met, your sincerity and humility did leave a lasting effect.....R.I.P  brother in law."

This tribute was added by Benneth Ndu on 21st August 2014

"R.I.P. inlaw. My heart felt condolence to the Okeani and Okoronkwo family, especially to my cousin, Anthonia."

This tribute was added by Nanma Okeani on 21st August 2014

"Uncle,
You were such a positive, inspiring spirit who always imparted knowledge and wisdom whether it was in the form of a gift of books or simply advising me when I was unsure of my career plans. Your humor has filled my home with joy and laughter, and you will be dearly missed. Ernest Hemingway once said, "No one you love is ever truly lost." You are not lost to us, Uncle, for your spirit will live on. Thank you for all the gladness that you have brought to me and to my family.

Your Niece,
Nanma Okeani"

This tribute was added by John Anoliefo on 21st August 2014

"Ebe-ooo
My heartfelt condolences to the Okeani family and all Ogidi indigenes all over the world for this untimely departure of our brother. Our prayers for the family and for his soul that the Almighty give him a perfect rest. We will forever miss him but consoled that we will meet again. PEACE!"

This tribute was added by Chizoba Nworjih on 21st August 2014

"Anthonia,
We hope you'll find a touch of comfort in knowing that we remember and that we are thinking of you. May the scriptural counsel found at Acts 24:15 and John 5:28-29 comfort you at this time. Love from Chizoba & Nelma."

This tribute was added by Chizoba Nworjih on 21st August 2014

"It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your loved one can be most difficult to bear. That pain is not necessarily erased by being told that your loved one is up in heaven.
The Bible, however, holds out a much different hope. The Scriptures indicate that it is possible to be reunited with your dead loved one in the near future, not in an unknown heaven but right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. And at that time humans will have the prospect of enjoying perfect health, and they will never have to die again. ‘But surely that is wishful thinking!’ some may say.
What would it take to convince you that this is a sure hope? To believe in a promise, you would need to be certain that the one making the promise is both willing and able to fulfill it. Who, then, is it that promises that the dead will live again?
In the spring of 31 C.E., Jesus Christ boldly promised: “Just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive, so the Son also makes those alive whom he wants to. Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his [Jesus’] voice and come out.” (John 5:21, 28, 29) Yes, Jesus Christ promised that millions now dead will live again on this earth and have the prospect of remaining on it forever under peaceful, paradisaic conditions. (Luke 23:43; John 3:16; 17:3; compare Psalm 37:29 and Matthew 5:5.) Since Jesus made the promise, it is safe to assume that he is willing to fulfill it. But is he able to do so?
Less than two years after making that promise, Jesus demonstrated in a powerful way that he is both willing and able to perform the resurrection.
“Lazarus, Come On Out!”
It was a touching scene. Lazarus was gravely ill. His two sisters, Mary and Martha, sent word to Jesus, who was across the Jordan River: “Lord, see! the one for whom you have affection is sick.” (John 11:3) They knew that Jesus loved Lazarus. Would not Jesus want to see his sick friend? Curiously, instead of going to Bethany immediately, Jesus stayed where he was for the next two days.—John 11:5, 6.
Lazarus died some time after the message about his sickness was sent. Jesus knew when Lazarus died, and he intended to do something about it. By the time Jesus finally arrived in Bethany, his dear friend had been dead four days. (John 11:17, 39) Could Jesus bring back to life someone who had been dead that long?
On hearing that Jesus was coming, Martha, a woman of action, ran out to meet him. (Compare Luke 10:38-42.) Touched by her sorrow, Jesus assured her: “Your brother will rise.” When she indicated her faith in a future resurrection, Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.”—John 11:20-25.
Upon arriving at the tomb, Jesus directed that the stone closing its entrance be taken away. Then, after praying aloud, he commanded: “Lazarus, come on out!”—John 11:38-43.
All eyes were fixed on the tomb. Then, out of the darkness, a figure emerged. His feet and hands were bound with wrappings, and his face was bound with a cloth. “Loose him and let him go,” ordered Jesus. The last of the unraveled bandages fell to the ground. Yes, it was Lazarus, the man who had been dead four days!—John 11:44.
Did It Really Happen?
The account of the raising of Lazarus is presented in the Gospel of John as a historical fact. The details are too vivid for it to be a mere allegory. To question its historicity is to question all the miracles of the Bible, including the resurrection of Jesus Christ himself. And to deny the resurrection of Jesus is to deny the Christian faith as a whole.—1 Corinthians 15:13-15.
Actually, if you accept the existence of God, you should have no problem believing in the resurrection. To illustrate: A person can videotape his last will and testament, and after he dies, his relatives and friends can see and hear him, in effect, as he explains how his estate is to be handled. A hundred years ago, such a thing was unthinkable. And to some people now living in remote parts of the world, the technology of video recording is so beyond comprehension as to seem miraculous. If scientific principles established by the Creator can be used by humans to reconstruct such a visible and audible scene, should not the Creator be able to do far more? Is it not reasonable, then, that the One who created life is capable of re-creating it?
The miracle of Lazarus’ restoration to life served to increase faith in Jesus and the resurrection. (John 11:41, 42; 12:9-11, 17-19) In a touching way, it also reveals the willingness and desire of Jehovah and his Son to perform the resurrection.
‘God Will Have a Yearning’
The response of Jesus to Lazarus’ death reveals a very tender side of the Son of God. His deep feelings on this occasion clearly indicate his intense desire to resurrect the dead. We read: “Mary, when she arrived where Jesus was and caught sight of him, fell at his feet, saying to him: ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.’ Jesus, therefore, when he saw her weeping and the Jews that came with her weeping, groaned in the spirit and became troubled; and he said: ‘Where have you laid him?’ They said to him: ‘Lord, come and see.’ Jesus gave way to tears. Therefore the Jews began to say: ‘See, what affection he used to have for him!’”—John 11:32-36.
Jesus’ heartfelt compassion is here indicated by three expressions: “groaned,” “became troubled,” and “gave way to tears.” The original-language words used in recording this touching scene indicate that Jesus was so deeply moved by the death of his dear friend Lazarus and the sight of Lazarus’ sister weeping that His eyes brimmed over with tears.
What is so remarkable is that Jesus had previously brought two others back to life. And he fully intended to do the same with Lazarus. (John 11:11, 23, 25) Yet, he “gave way to tears.” Restoring humans to life, then, is not a mere procedure for Jesus. His tender and deep feelings as manifested on this occasion clearly indicate his intense desire to undo the ravages of death.
Since Jesus is ‘the exact representation of Jehovah God’s very being,’ we rightly expect no less of our heavenly Father. (Hebrews 1:3) Of Jehovah’s own willingness to perform the resurrection, the faithful man Job said: “If an able-bodied man dies can he live again? . . . You will call, and I myself shall answer you. For the work of your hands you will have a yearning.” (Job 14:14, 15) Here the original-language word that is rendered “you will have a yearning” denotes God’s earnest longing and desire. (Genesis 31:30; Psalm 84:2) Clearly, Jehovah must keenly anticipate the resurrection.
Can we really believe the resurrection promise? Yes, there is no doubt that Jehovah and his Son are both willing and able to fulfill it. What does this mean for you? You have the prospect of being reunited with dead loved ones right here on earth but under very different conditions!
Jehovah God, who started mankind off in a lovely garden, has promised to restore Paradise on this earth under the rule of His heavenly Kingdom in the hands of the now glorified Jesus Christ. (Genesis 2:7-9; Matthew 6:10; Luke 23:42, 43) In that restored Paradise, the human family will have the prospect of enjoying life without end, free from all sickness and disease. (Revelation 21:1-4; compare Job 33:25; Isaiah 35:5-7.) Gone, too, will be all hatred, racial prejudice, ethnic violence, and economic oppression. It will be into such a cleansed earth that Jehovah God through Jesus Christ will resurrect Ifeanyi, Felix Okeani."

This tribute was added by Uzoamaka Nduka on 21st August 2014

"TRIBUTE TO UNCLE FELIX
I remember the first time I saw  Uncle Felix was in 2002 and the warmth that exuded from him was unforgettable. A joke was always a sentence away. From 2002 to 2014, I spent vacations in his house periodically and i always felt at home with him. On July 13th 2014, I arrived his house, excited as always, ready to have a great vacation. Little did I know what tragedy fate had in store me. On this trip, we bonded. From your educating me about American politics, to the lecture on recycling or the benefits of coconut water amidst numerous jokes. How was I to know that your time was almost up. On the day of the party, for the first time, we were the ones waiting for u to be ready. We sat in the car and waited impatiently for you to come out of the house. I remember when you finally stepped out of the house in your all white ensemble, i said to my sister "wow, it was worth the wait".  In retrospect, that was the last time you were in the house so maybe that was why you took so long. At the party, you were your usual jovial self. Mingling and cracking jokes. We all danced, ate, laughed and had fun. Then it happened. You got up for us to leave and just started falling. That was the beginning of this bad dream that just wouldn't end. A single moment that changed all our lives. Going to visit you in the hospital was heart breaking because knowing how active you were, seeing you lying on a hospital bed was saddening. Throughout the 8 days of your stay in the hospital, we all prayed for a miracle and we were granted one. You opened your eyes and spoke. We jubilated. Little did we know that the miracle was to enable you see us one last time but not for you to stay. On August 10th, your soul departed leaving us devastated with grief. The remaining days I spent in your house, I wake up and see your car parked outside and I expect to hear your voice or see you moving around. Then I remember that you are no more and the reality sets in.
Though you are gone from this realm, you left behind a legacy of wisdom and knowledge. As your soul journeys on, may you receive the help you need to return to Paradise. Goodbye Uncle Felix. You will always be remembered and missed."

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 21st August 2014

"This tribute was added by Chris Okeani on 21st August 2014
"I write this to you, knowing fully well that you will be able to hear my voice, for your spirit lives on forever. My father, my friend, my nearest and dearest, 16 years of my life that I have spent with you always by my side and always there when I needed you. 16 years that I will never forget and will always remember. For the journey ahead and the roads that lie to the beginnings of my life have been paved by you. They say when something is tough it is "as difficult as brain surgery" For me this journey will be,as they say "as difficult as brain surgery", but I know that your spirit lives on with me and there is no task I will not be able to accomplish. Thank you for the best years of my life. I love you dad.""

This tribute was added by chiamaka nduka on 21st August 2014

"Uncle felix I can't believe I am actually writing a tribute to you.If someone told me you would be dead by now I would say it was a big lie but sadly I have to write this. I can still remember vividly the time you gave us your lectures,jokes and the way you always laughed cheerfully.The night at the party you were still your active and bubbly self.From the  time you asked us to dance to the time you requested the d.j to play "Azonto".How were we to know that you were not going to take us home that night?I still can't believe you are no more that  our next trip to the United Sates  that there would be no Uncle Felix.Your death was a shocking and painful one but all the same I am grateful to have been permitted to know you.Adieu Uncle FELIX,hope you are at a better place.
                                                                                       CHINNY"

This tribute was added by Tiffany Okeani on 21st August 2014

"You Will Be Missed": Poem about my Father

The time we had, Dad, wasn't nearly enough
To pack in an entire lifetime of joy and love.

There are so many tickles that I have to give to you,
But now that you are gone, there is no way you can get mad when I do.

Yea, there are always pictures to help me remember,
But living without you will be hard as I go into the month of September.

Crying and grief, of course, will pass me slowly by,
But that will never stop me from wondering why?

There is no good reason why you were taken so soon
However, you will always be there for me like the reruns of cartoons.

There is never a simple answer to questions like this,
So always keep in mind and never forget, that you will be missed.

-Kosolu :)"

This tribute was added by Anthony Okeani on 20th August 2014

"Even though he is gone, my dad taught me it was more important to get an education than taking my chances with my talents, especially when it came to sports. He kept me off the streets and away from people that he thought couldn't help me grow as an individual, both mentally and morally. I thank him for both of these lessons because they taught me discipline, respect, and perseverance that I used to get to where I am today: in college. Thank you, Dad. God Bless and rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Peter Iroekwe on 20th August 2014

"... It was a big shock for me and my family to learn about your passing, my brother and my great in-law... I was with you people in your house on that fateful day before you departed to attend a friend's occasion; we were shocked as we were called a few hours later that you had a stroke.  We prayed and hoped so much that you would pull through...
My dear, I guess it is no more in our hands now... as God knows the best... It is well with your soul.  You liked to do things and do them really well, I guess we had that in common...  You were very passionate about mentoring and supporting your children (Anthony, Chris, and Tiffany) to enlightened, matured and successful adults... God bless your gentle soul, and God will bring solace... Go well our great in-law and friend as you stand rested in the bosom of the Almighty.  You will always be remembered. Adieu!!!      :Peter-Uzoma Iroekwe"

This tribute was added by Martin Onyegbado on 20th August 2014

"Adieus
Hmmmmmm! Your are The Lord My healer"... I was shocked when Kathy called and told me what happened . We never met but Kathy spoke highly of you...I prayed with her and sent her that song "Your are The Lord My healer" to play by your bedside till you opened your eyes, when she told me a day later you opened your eyes I smiled and looked up to the havens and new God was still God, again she called a few days later that you were able to speak I again looked up to the havens and knew that my God was still a miracle working God, and when she called to say you have gone to glory, I looked up again to haven and thanked my ever faithful God, because I knew he granted the prayers for you to be able to speak and reassure your family before he gave you your angel wings to watch over your wife and kids from the haven above...for I know that all things works for good for those that love God, and his ways are not our ways! May your sweet gentle soul rest in The Lord! And may his grace abide with your wife and children!"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 20th August 2014

"MY BROTHER IFEANYI BY KATHY (SISTER IN LAW)



Words cannot capture our grief and desolation at this time.
On August 10th, your departure struck without a warning like a thunderbolt in a cloudless sky. We are dumbfounded, terrified and utterly desolate at the fate that befell us.Death a necessary end to earthly existence came calling when we least expected it and the motto of the Boys Scout; “Be Prepared could not have sounded more apt.

Everybody who crossed your path was touched by your humility, honesty, transparency, voluntary consideration and respect for another and willingness to help.I still see the twinkle in your eyes and will hold on to your sunny smiles. Your warmness of character suffused us and its memories hold us aloft. You stood for decency, kindness and compassion. You sowed and invested wisely in your kids at great personal sacrifice. Our gratitude know no bounds for the foundation properly laid, for virtues catalyzed to cultivation, for responsible living drummed in early enough, for quality life bestowed through quality education, for selfless giving and all-embracing love for others.

                                                          
I am grateful to the Almighty for the opportunity and privilege of knowing you.
My great brother in law! Omesili 1 of Ogidi! My brother ifeanyi! This is tough.
Who will call me “Kathy of London” Chichi loving” my heart is broken.

May His grace abide with you and give us the strength to move on. We hope you find peace and with increased maturity through experiencing and knowledge find your way back to the Eternal kingdom of Paradise wearing the eternal crown of glory. That’s where and when we can meet to part no more. Ga nkeoma Omesili! I will miss you so much. We love you!!!

Kathy Chioma Okoronkwo

Sister in law"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 20th August 2014

"A TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED “BROTHER NNUKWU” BY OBY NNADOZIE(SISTER)

It still seems like a nightmare to accept that my “brother Nnukwu” is gone. I lack words to describe your role and mentorship exhibited in the entire Okeani family. You were a coordinator, a spokesman, a humble and humorous man that is ever ready to help, not minding what to get in return. You were always willing to serve others irrespective of the age difference.

“Omesili”, you have left this mother earth, but your legacy remains indelible. You will never be forgotten. Sleep on, till we meet to part no more. My consolation is that death is an inevitable end for everyone. Brother Nnukwu, we love you, but God loves you more.

I recall decades ago when you were with us in Nigeria and you would always give your wise advice to us, especially in the areas of marriage, academics and spirituality. Your pieces of advice were very valuable, as we your younger ones were growing up. Your attention to details and methodical approach to things were excellent. There is now a vacuum created by your demise and only our Almighty God can fill it.
Ezigbo Nwannem, “Amazing Grace” as you would call me na asi gi, ga ije gi nke oma. Ka ebe izuike gi buru na paradise.

Kachi foo….
Nodu Nma ….  
Adieu, big brother ….
From  Nnukwu Ada Okeani (Sister) Oby Nnadozie"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 20th August 2014

"TRIBUTE TO A TRUE FRIEND AND BROTHER IN LAW BY PROF. FLORENCE NDUKA (SISTER IN LAW).

If I were told I will be writing this tribute on you this year I would have doubted and argued but here I am, bowing to the omniscience of the Creator trying to put words on paper. Where do I start to capture in short words a journey that has spanned 38years. Our path crossed in October 1976 as we sat in year one class at the beginning of our degree programme at the Lion’s Den, the citadel of Learning, University of Nigeria (UNN). When we got to know we lived on the same street, Howell’s Crescent, Aba, you in your family house Nos. 3 and I at Nos. 31, a bond of unbroken friendship developed and got further cemented when you married my sister. Both families knew each other through our unique friendship. So close were you to the family that you were the first person my mother contacted, when my father suddenly passed on in the early hours of 5th March 1988. You came to break the news to my husband in Port Harcourt and tactfully managed to bring me back to Aba without letting on the sad event. I remember the laughter we shared on campus and along the street of Howell’s, at WAEC marking venues and of course in your home in California. I still remember you sitting with my late father on the front pavement in hearty chat and ever present laughter. When you asked for my sister’s hand in marriage from the US, where both your paths once more crossed, nobody objected, for you were already a member of the Okoronkwo’s family.

How can I forget the first phone call by mid morning of Sunday 3rd August, 2014. The timing told me of the news even before the caller spoke of your sudden ailment. That set the pattern that whole long week, my heart jumping at each phone ring especially as I heard the initial prognosis which gave no hope. We all prayed for miracle and asked for healing rays to touch you. I remember I spoke with you the afternoon of Saturday 2nd, you even asked to talk with my husband. Both of us remember you were your usual jocular and cheerful self. The more jolting the news became. Hope soared when we heard you opened your eyes, more so when you spoke, when the oxygen mask came off, when the drain fluid got smaller, we prayed even harder preparing for the long haul of rehabilitation and therapy. Alas, we were wrong. Your time was up. You were just permitted to see your family and friends once more before the final exit. That’s how once again out of the blue the rain from a cloudless sky drenched us. The dreaded call came through by 2.15am (Nigerian time) on Monday, 11th August announcing your demise. We knew, my husband and I even before the caller spoke. Deep pain ripped through our soul as we gasped to grasp what has just happened. I know I didn’t just lose a brother-in –law but I lost a true friend and confidant. I was glad I spoke to you one last time before the incident.You have gone the way of all mortals. We are consoled by the fact of your life which sought to cultivate virtues and embrace enduring values. We are grateful for the opportunity of having crossed your path, of experiences shared and dreams fulfilled. We shall remember and cherish these moments. There was no dull moment with you, a born comedian, who could effortlessly have many in stitches with easy jokes. We wish you strength as you journey on into the finer realms of Creation. May recognition come your way and may you awaken to joyful activity. Our loving prayers are with you.

Adieu Nwaokeani, Adieu my true friend and May your path be peaceful.



Professor Florence Nduka (Sister-in-Law)"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 19th August 2014

"MY BROTHER, MY SOUL MATE, MY FRIEND …. BY EMEKA OKEANI( BROTHER)

Let me categorically state it upfront …. If humans were able to choose their relations, I will undoubtedly beg you to be my brother again in the “next life”.
In this life on earth, a brother is a friend given by nature. To refer to us as brothers would be a gross understatement. We were soul mates, we were “friends”, and we were inseparable in spirit!

To briefly write some notes about you represented one of the easiest tasks that I have ever performed. It is so because our lives together was a great journey. Starting when we were born only a short time apart. We literally grew up together, cultivating and nurturing the same pool of friends. Your friends morphed into mine and vice versa and we cherished and enjoyed the blur.
My brother Ifeanyi, I fondly recall when together we ran, cried, played, laughed and during our teenage years, explored relationships with the opposite gender. We would rejoice in our little victories and lament our disappointments together.

How could life be so cruel to snuff off our continued brotherly love?. How could it deny my brother Ifeanyi of the trappings of old age? How could it take him away from his immediate family?
Our only solace rests with the fact that The Almighty Lord is supreme and we anchor our faith in His infinite wisdom and plan.
Brother Ifeanyi, we enjoyed a strong Sympatico. One that we both even marveled at. May you rest, knowing that your younger brother will tenaciously keep your flag flying. May you sleep, with the comfort of a better tomorrow for your family, May you slumber peacefully realizing that we all will not disappoint you here on earth.
always humble brother, sleep soundly. My soul mate rest well. My unforgettable brother, lie peacefully  until we meet again!

BROTHER EMEKA OKEANI"

This tribute was added by kathy Okoronkwo on 19th August 2014

"TRIBUTE TO A LOVING AND SUPPORTIVE HUSBAND BY WIFE(ANTHONIA OBIAJULU OKEANI)
Ifeanyi, I still think it is a terrible dream, a nightmare I will wake from but each day allows the reality to sink in. How do I know that the ride you gave me to the hospital that Saturday evening will be our last, that a few hours later I will be urgently recalled to your bedside watching you battle for your life, eyes shut and unconscious. My medical training in conflict with my prayerful side as I hoped for a miracle after the Doctor’s brief. A few days later the sound of your voice slowly calling me Baby was music to my ears which I hoped would last.

But our journey together came to a sudden halt as you floated away. It is still a nightmare to remember the call that brought me back as I went to drop-off the children who a few minutes before played with you and a stress ball. No inkling that soon I would hear the quiet voice of the Doctor with the usual “I am sorry” announcing your departure. What can I say and what can I write.

No doubt I will miss your emotional companionship, our lively conversations as we began and ended the day, your signature jokes, your yelling as you urged the children to be focused, your support, your love, my pet name Baby and Obiajulu. It is still a nightmare to think of the days ahead. But you must journey on. We trust in the good Lord to guide and guard your soul and to give us the fortitude to stride on in the security of your loving memories.

Adieu Ifeanyi, Adieu my Love.
Anthonia Obiajulu Okeani (Wife)"


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