- 80 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 19, 1932
- Place of birth:
Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria
- Date of passing: Jul 19, 2013
- Place of passing:
Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria
|Let the memory of Felix be with us forever|
One Year In Mind
Time speeds on, one year has passed
Gone is the face we loved so dear,
Silent is the voice we loved to hear;
Too far away for sight or speech,
But not too far for thought to reach,
Sweet to remember him who once was here,
And who, though absent, is just as dear.
Nothing can ever take away
The love a heart holds dear,
Fond memories linger every day,
Remembrance keeps him near.
He had a nature you could not help loving
And a heart that was purer than gold
And to those who knew him and loved him
His memory will never grow cold.
He bade no one a last farewell,
He said good-bye to none;
The heavenly gates were opened wide,
A loving voice said, "Come".
Late Mr. Felix Afamefune Johnson Nkadi fondly referred to as FJ, was born on the 19th of October, 1932 in Lagos State by Late Diokpa Johnson Nkadi and Late Mrs. Catherine Ngbocha Nkadi both from Ogwashi-Ukwu, Delta State, Nigeria. He grew up with his two Sisters (Mrs. Veronica Okonkwo and Josephine Nkadi) and had his early education in Holy Cross Primary School, Lagos Island, Edward Blyden Memorial School, Lagos and Fourah Bay College University, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
He started his work career with Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc as office boy then climbed by the ladder to insurance clerk. He proceeded to the United Kingdom in 1967 for Professional courses in Insurance, sponsored by REAN Plc. He came back to Nigeria after the civil war in 1971.
His rose to the pinnacle of his career working in major Nigeria cities; Lagos, Aba, Onitsha. He was a Pioneer Manager for Benin City and Area Manager for then Bendel State before he retired.
He met his Wife, Mrs Josephine, Ada Nkadi in 1963 in Ogwashi-Ukwu. They later got married and were blessed with Nine (9) Children.
He was a devoted Roman Catholic Christian, who puts God first in anything that he does. He was an incorruptible disciplinarian who lived an exemplary life. He cherished honesty over glamour and self respect over any other thing.
He was an upright and noble gentleman who loves his family and likes extending his kind gesture to people around him. He was a cheerful giver who often wears great smiles on his face. He never compromised in the up bringing of his children Educationally, Spiritually, Morally and Socially. There was never a dull moment having him as a company.
No matter the situation he always had a positive attitude. He was a role model to so many people. He single handedly trained his Nine (9) children through the university and also supported in training of some extended relatives. He reminded his married daughters the side effect of becoming a liability to their husband when they are not contributing financially in the affairs of their families and his sons to always be responsible in all their dealings.
He was a humble man; he never liked to be the center of attention. In life and now in death, he wouldn't want us to focus on him. He wouldn't want us to focus on the sadness of his death, but instead focus on the happiness in our lives. He would want us to appreciate each other and our future
He will indeed be missed and remembered by those who knew him and loved him, but Job Chapter 1 Vs 21 Said “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”
Fairwell Akataka Ngbo.
Rest in Peace, Diokpa Felix Afamefuna Johnson Nkadi.
We will surely meet again to part no more.
"Goodbyes are not forever
Goodbyes are not the end.
Rest in peace Sir !"
Please accept our accept heartfelt condolences on the transition to eternal glory of Papa.He was a great man by all standards and it is our prayer that his soul finds eternal peace in the bosom of the Lord.We join all those he touched in his usual positive ways to condole the entire Nkadi family and all relations.Alex and Ogechi."
"Dearest dad, we love you very much and appreciate all the love you poured on your kids and loved ones and the sacrifces you made to help move their lives 4ward.Adieu,papa!!You will be sorely missed...God bless you sir,as you transit from this earth to another phase of life..Amen.
"What a great man with a well refined ethical character. You will be missed dearly but your purpose here on earth has been fully accomplished and the good lord have called you to glory.RIP Pa Felix Johnson Nkadi."
"The title of DIOPKA befits you as you have what it takes to make a whole kingdom move forward.
We, your kinsmen will surely miss u.....
But God needs you most....
R..E...S...T IN PEACE
DIOKPA FELIX JOHNSON NKADI"
"'' God is too wise to be mistaken, God is too good to be unkind.
so if you do not understand, if you cannot see his plan. if you cannot trace His hands,Trust His Heart''
I Know that Heaven is a wonderful place because I BELIEVE.
RIP MR Felix Johnson Nkadi."
"Heart felt condolence to the entire family."
"It’s so hard 2 say gudbye but d inevitable price “death” dat we all have 2 pay, has left us wit no option but 2 say, Adieu.
Dad, I saw u in my dream, telling me dat u’re not dead but alive. I know u meant Life after death.
“Count it all Joy when u fall into divers temptations”. I’m trying 2 count ur departure all Joy. It isn’t easy cos there’re lots of gud memories. RIP my Noble Gentleman. IJN"
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