- 32 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 6, 1983
- Place of birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
- Date of passing: Dec 20, 2015
- Place of passing:
Dallas, Texas, United States
|Let the memory of Flora be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Flora Nwokoro, 32, born on August 6, 1983 and passed away on December 20, 2015. We will remember her forever.
Death changes everything. Time changes nothing...
This is our reality - living on earth without you. It has been difficult coming to terms with this reality but God has been a good God and has seen us through so far. The year has been filled conflicting emotions, memories and questions. For all the laughters and joys we shared, tears were/are shed. Every fond memory remembered is quickly followed by the memories of the events of this time last year and even though I know its wrong, I still can't help but ask 'why?' or 'what if' every now and then. This past year without you has taught me that this life is uncertain and nothing is guaranteed so I must make the most with the time I have just like you did. For even though you left us too soon, you left us with beautiful memories to last us a lifetime.
I miss you babe. Not just today, not yesterday but everyday. There is so much that has happened this year that I want to share with you. It used to be easy because you were just a phone call away. I will just hold on to them till we meet again.
Keep resting in eternal peace.✌
Love & lights,
"You are always in my heart, dear."
"My baby girl they say time heals all, is today the day the hurt begins to fall. They say it will get better and time will ease the pain; may be today the hurt will wain. I work so hard at being a gud dad, it will never replace the love you kobi and zina had. You did so much for me dear, I hate to ask but can you help me with my years. The memories and pain are unbearable today, I pray tomorrow will not be this way. Will always love and miss u. Your fam"
"I wish I really understood what happens after we leave the earth, then there would be a valid explanation that makes sense...For me, there's none. I really hope Flora is alright, and all the pains of living down here have been taken away. You will be missed forever Flora. The gaping hole will never be filled."
"Flo! We celebrate you yet again today for the beautiful life you have lived, the family you built, the many successes of your life and for the evergreen joyful memories in our hearts. You are always fondly remembered. Live on Flo till we meet again."
"Happy birthday our wife, mother and friend!! Though you're no longer with us I am sure you're chilling in the bosom of the Lord!!!! Have fun in heaven Mrs!!!!"
"Happy birthday in heaven my dear friend! It's hard not to think of how we would have typically spent the day eating puffs at your house... It's a beautiful Saturday wish you'd have seen it. I miss you!"
"what a world, God knows best. rest in peace haba haba"
I was totally shocked and saddened the day you told me about Flora's demise!! You were soooooo distraught and that's not hard to imagine considering how much you absolutely adored and loved Flora...you always had amazing and loving things to say about your beautiful wife anytime we got to talk.......
This must be a very difficult time for you. I know how much you would miss Flora, but remember that you and your kids would always be in our prayers and that you all now have a guardian angel in heaven......
May the Soul of beautiful Flora continually rest in the bosom of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen."
What a world we live in. Your short stay was a rude shock to us that where at your weding ceremonies few years ago; it's just like yesterday, Our Father knows better. May your gentle soul rest in peace ."
"May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace till we meet to part no more, The Lord's blessings upon the people you left behind especially your Husband and Children, may the good Lord protect them all."
"from Mr and Barr Mrs Chinedu Ikediashi.
The passing away of Flora Nwokoro was shocking to me because since my cousin Engr Afam got married to her , he has found eternal joy. the legacy and praises from individuals shows you were a rare gem. God knows best and will protect and guide the loved ones you left behind.Rest in the bossom of the LORD. AMEN."
"YOUR LEGACY AND YOUR LOVE IS FORVER
Flora was many things to many people: a daughter, a wife, a mother, an aunt, a colleague, a friend. She was and forever will be my big sister and I love her far above and beyond what these lines and spaces will permit me to write. To say that I know the reason why you were taken from us would be a lie, maybe you completed your journey here on earth. what I do know is that the 32 years you spent here were 32 years of blessings to GOD's green earth and 27 years of nothing but love to me. Your children are in good hands, your legacy is in our minds and your love is forever in our hearts. Goodbye big sis. Love you in this life and the next. Little bro.
"I MISS YOUR MEMORIES
I cannot believe I am writing a tribute. So wrong….for a 32year old. So so wrong…still cannot process it at times.
Flora was not just my sister. She was my friend. It wasn’t always like that; the friend part, I have to say. Obviously growing up together, just a few years apart, being forced to share rooms, at times clothes, toys etc, and being girls, obviously we got into some fights, physical and verbal. She would say she has a better win record, but I chose to defer. Cannot pinpoint when exactly we became friends but we did. My relationship with my sister was a special one. We were likened in mind, but were also our own persons. When we agreed, we did completely and when we didn’t, we made sure to verbalize it passionately. The constant here though is that she always had my back as I did and do hers.
Flora was a wonderful daughter, a great sister, a lovely wife, a devoted mother and a loyal friend. This much is evident by the lives she touched and the love that was shown while she was here and during this difficult time. When God decided to take her away from this world, a part of me was also taken away…which is irreplaceable. I love you Flora and I am sure you knew that.
Thank you so much for being my sister, a confidant and my friend. Thank you for the fights, thank you for the advises, thank you for the discussions, thank you for literally opening your door for me, thank you for the motivation, thank you for the experiences, for all the memories, thank you for everything. If I could bring you back, no hesitation, but I guess God needs your services up there with Him right now.
I miss you. You might not be here physically anymore but you will always always be in my heart. Love you “Fra”.
"Life will always remain a mystrey. Flora I remember your smile during your NYSC days in Mobil Lagos. When I found out you were getting hooked to my best friend I told him he had found peace from what I had seen of you. I called Afam to tell him I was back for xmas and he told me he just lost you. Even though we will all miss and mourn you. We will take consolation in knowing you re in a better place. GOD bless your soul as you rest in his bossom"
"Oh Flora! Just heard about your demise some minutes ago, and it really shook me.
I remember our last "gist", where you told me you'd be travelling to give birth to your second baby... We were in your car that fateful day, as Coca-Cola had blocked all vehicles from driving out of the Schlumberger Car Park. I got bored sitting in my car, and moved to yours, where we chatted till vehicles were cleared...
It's really sad hearing you've been gone since December 2015!
I pray your pretty soul continues to rest in sweet peace.
You were a friendly, and respectful colleague.
"Beautiful Flora, Afam's Flora, Nwanyioma...... May your gentle soul rest in peace.
Gone but not forgotten."
"This news came to me like a big shock, because I was supposed to get u accommodation in houston when Afam called me that u were coming to hv ur second baby, later he told me u will be going to Dallas, when u had ur baby in Nov, Afam told me I was planning to come and see in Dallas, the news is so hard to take, but God knows best, Afam found love in you, I feel for him, ur beautiful kids, ur mum u came on this trip with, I know ur in a better place, brains gone, beauty gone, it is well, The Bible said in all things give thanks,
I Pray almighty God will console Afam, ur kids, parents and all ur love ones u left behind, may God give Afam all the wisdom he needs this time, R.I.P Mrs Flora Nwokoro."
"Eccl. 7:2-4 "It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men"..... What can I say? Reading ur tributes and getting all light-headed bout how fragile we all are. You were a beautiful soul if ever I met one Flora. From way back in FUTO. Even though we weren't dat close I can't think of a passing that has really gotten to me as much as yours did. I can only pray that God gives your husband the strength to stay strong and your kids d fortitude to cope with missing the best mom they cld ever hope for. Heaven has called back it's Angel and the void is felt immensely here on Earth. R.I.P Flora."
"My dear Flora, we met only 3 times and our friendship clicked like we knew for 3 decades. You were so warm and friendly. You had the heart of an Angel. You were beautiful inwardly and outwardly. I am deeply hurt by your untimely demise but my consolation is that I know you are resting in the bosom of The Lord and interceding on our behalf. Bye my good friend!"
I have avoided writing a tribute,thinking if I ignore it, then I won't face this reality. I remember the first time we met in Futo,block D. How easily we became friends, the prank about my name, the little apartment in Rumuibekwe.
So many memories with you, from 2002 to 2015 that this space will not contain.
The other day, I opened a pack of Tobleron (Chocolate) and I remembered it was your favorite.
Flora,it is still not real to me but what has consoled me so far is that you are in a better place and I will always cherish the time I had with you. Adieu my good friend......I love you."
Words fail me; I type, erase, type again. I honestly cannot still come to terms with this whole thing. I do not know how to refer to you in past tense and it breaks my heart to write here about you. You opened your arms and accepted me as friend in Port Harcourt when I moved there. I remember when I was very ill in 2014 and I called you to help me reach Brume on the rig. I did not ask you to come, but hearing my voice, you left work immediately and rushed me to the hospital. Even in my situation you found a way to make me laugh (typical Flora). Is that all? What about when I was pregnant? You were the first person to find out in that town, always mischievous. You checked up on me all through till I put to bed. Were you not the mastermind of my baby shower? Was it not at your house as usual? I tried to keep up by checking on you as you were in the US but I know I did not come close to how you were for me.
All the words I have in my head have refused to come out Flora, I wish you would read these....no I wish you would come back and tell everyone that this was a very rude and silly joke; but....
You are a star Flora!! A shining beautiful bright star. I will continue to assume (in my head) that you are in America.
You are not mushy mushy, but I love you Flora. God bless you and thank you for the wonderful moments you graced us with.
"Flora Dear. Remain Blessed in the bosom of the Lord."
"Finally, I have to type Good bye to you. It's so hard flo, so so hard. You were so young. You left too early naa. You were a good person with a good heart. All the years I have known you I don't recall seeing you angry except on one occasion in class a guy took your seat and you told him to get off"
"Flo! my dear friend, I am really lost for words and you know I talk a lot but somehow, I can't seem to find my voice now. I knew you as a gentle soul, and as a happy and kind heart. You always had a way to make one smile, your countenance, gesture or something, you simply had your ways to lighten the mood. You will be truly missed by your friends and family but we take solace in the knowing that you are in a happier place where we shall meet again to part no more. You live on in our hearts and we will continue to remember you in our prayers.
To you young family, the Holy Spirit of God will sustain and fortify them with His abundant Grace and they will grow to learn of your goodness and thrive in His ways.
Adieu my dear friend."
""Madam how far now? This one nobody has heard from you in a while. Hope all is well?" That was your official response to me not keeping in touch. It's been really difficult coming to terms with all this. I mean you were supposed to come back and we were supposed to sit in your kitchen gisting as usual while eating Chizzy's puff-puff. Good times Flora, good times.
I remember when I just came to PH, how I'll show up at your house from church for free Sunday meals. You were a very good person Flora, very warm and down to earth.
I'll miss bumping into you at the front of your office after work, those couple of minutes we spent catching up and then saying "babe bye bye" while continuing in different directions. And how your birthday wishes were always followed by "ehe what are we doing today? Are we coming over?"
That your distinctive chuckle eh! Especially after being mischievous. You were such a happy person.... I remember teasing you that you lived up to your name "Ogbenyealu" because you made life look easy. My dear it's painful to loose you especially so early, but you are in a better place, a happier place. I can imagine you looking down and chuckling right now.
Rest well my friend. I miss you!"
Although we only spoke once on the day i met you at Chinelo and Abu's Residence in V.I., the way the people that know you have spoken about you, i regret not having the pleasure of your company more often. I know God always has a plan and that you are in a better place. May your soul rest in peace."
"TO MY WIFE, LOVE OF MY LIFE, MY SOUL MATE, MY BEST
FRIEND, NWANYI OMA, MY FLO!
Babes, this wasn't the plan. I don't even know where to start. I didn't know that life could be so cruel. My dear, I am completely shattered as it's like a nightmare that just won't go away. Getting to America, it was like a reality check that you’re gone. You came into my life like a thief in the night, stole my heart and disappeared. The pain is just unbearable and unbelievable. We had so many plans on how you will move to London so that Kobi could go to a football academy and maybe end up playing for Arsenal FC.
My perception about life changed on the 21st of December, 2015, as I learnt that we have control over nothing and that we are just here as mere pawns. Babes, I didn't see this one coming. I always felt proud when you called me Houdini that nothing was impossible for me, but obviously this one was. On that fateful day I prayed like I had never prayed before and also said to God not to give me what I cannot carry. So much has gone through my mind in the last one month that I often feel like I am losing my sanity. But then, I would say 'Afam put yourself together, you have kids to raise'.
Sometimes I wonder where I went wrong, who I offended, why must this happen to me and at the time when I was having a ball of a marriage. I always bragged about you to my friends, family and whoever cared to listen. I would also beat my chest that anybody that feels that they are having a better marriage than me should come out. Life was almost perfect and you were the perfect wife. I didn't know that the day we sat in my car eating chicken wings and waiting for your boarding to be announced was our last meal together and the last time I would see you. I beat myself every day for not travelling because I feel I might have taken a better decision but you kept on saying I shouldn't worry that everything was fine. It's like you were preparing me for the role of a single parent because you made sure I learnt everything from changing Kobi's diapers to knowing when he is sick, giving him drugs, taking him to hospital, buying all his clothes etc.
Going down memory lane, I vividly remember the first time I saw you at Concord Hotel, Owerri. You came for a school show. I was standing with my friend Kingsley and I said to him 'this is my wife' and Kingsley said 'Afam please leave this innocent girl alone'. I later saw you at a Diamond Bank branch. Then I begged Kingsley to introduce us, but he was reluctant because he believed I won't be serious. When we finally met, I asked for your number and you said I should get the number from Kingsley. I said: 'No that I asked you for the number not Kingsley'. Eventually you gave it to me and for the next two years you tried hard to discourage me. What kept me going were two things: nothing good in life comes easy and there was just something exceptional about you that I never saw in other women that came my way.
I remember telling you not once or twice that I wanted to see your parents. You smiled and asked me why would I want to do that. I said because I wanted to marry you and you said is it your parents I would ask first or you. We laughed about it and I went to see them. After seeing them, I never said anything till another year went past and you never asked me anything. Then I came again and said I wanted to see them, you replied in a sarcastic way that there was no problem and that they are always there in Abuja for me to see. I laughed and still went to see them. Nothing was said again for another year and you never asked on each occasion what I had discussed with your parents which at the time I thought was weird. Then came the visit of an angel when I was asleep, with first question: “Young man, why have you refused to take a wife?” I said I had not come across the one I can live with yet. The angel said: 'Yes you have a wife a while ago' and I was wondering what and who he was talking about. Then I suddenly woke up because I dreaded that word marriage so much and my friends can testify to this.
I didn't understand the dream at that time until after a month, it all came to me in one moment. I looked at every possible scenario where I could find a fault in you but all that came up was that you were simply immaculate. Then I knew you were the one the good Lord had kept for me. Many felt and told me that I didn't not deserve you, but I always said that I am simply favoured by God and indeed I am.
You completely changed my life, made me more responsible, got me closer to God, made me proud, put a smile on my face every day and gave me the most beautiful children anyone will die for. Most people around me including my close friends and especially me could not understand the drastic and positive change in my life. You are the best thing that happened to me and I will ever remain grateful to you. Going forward, I know that life will be extremely difficult without you, but I will try and stay positive. You are now my guardian angel and the same goes for Kobi and Zina. The saying that good people don't stick around is actually true, because you were loved by everybody that came in contact with you, generous to a fault, easy going and you always had a smile on your face no matter the circumstance. If I say I am not completely broken, I would be lying. But what gives me strength is that I was privileged to be your husband, and the wonderful years we spent together and the beautiful children you gave me would always be my source of comfort. Now, I wonder who I will go to the movies with, laugh with, talk with on phone 10 times day. I can go on and on for next decade and till eternity.
I will miss you dearly my love but I know that the good Lord wants you more and I promise you for as long as I am alive, Kobi and Zina will be well taken care of. Rest in peace my love. I will see you later where we will part no more.
"A Tribute to my Niece
OH Flora, How are the Mighty fallen ?
The phone call that brought the news of your death, threw me ,my husband and
children into a kind of awesome shock and spiritual coma.
It was still unbelievable to all of us , but your mother's call for our tribute
confirmed that you are indeed no more.
Floxy as my husband fondly calls you , you have been very kind to us all and
more sisterly to my children Praise and Faith , Yet I don't know why it happened
now that my children are about to know you as their aunty, But God knows better.
You are a very good hearted person ,kind , polite and peaceful.
Oh!!! death you have troubled my life and family, by separating a four year old married
Flora we will ever miss you yet we say may the sovereign God be praised for his
decision over His creatures. He does whatever He likes and no one queries Him,
He has the Final say over all that He created , But we are consoled by His word in
1st. Thess. 5V18.
Rest In Peace Flora, Adieu Floxy Daddy's Baby, Good Night slim and beautiful Flower.
Aunty Ihuoma & Family"
"THOUGH GONE TOO SOON, YOU LIVED WELL
It's with deep sense of sadness I write to you. I remember I was getting ready for our end of year party when I got the news of your death. How I screamed and quickly put a call to Big Sis which she confirmed. Then my day was ruined, as I sent you congratulatory Message on your delivery few days earlier so what happened? A lot of questions began to run through my mind. . ..If only tears could bring you back, if only money could bring you back. Talking about money, you gave with all your heart, everyone who knows you knows that you give freely. You've bailed me out on several occasions and have always been there for me and my siblings through our difficult times. I would have preferred to believe you relocated to the United States than believe you are no more. Then reality check: Death is a call we must all answer someday. Though gone too soon, you lived well. You had the best of everything and you accomplished so much at a young age. I enjoin everyone gathered here to wipe away their tears and SMILE because that's what Flora really would have wanted. She can't stand seeing anyone cry. Am privileged to have such beauty and brains as a Sister.
I feel so bad I never got to visit you at your matrimonial home despite several promises. I always told you I owed ko-boy so much and I still do. I Miss you Flora and it pains me that I will never hear your infectious laughter again but I am glad I have fond memories of you. Family and friends, let's be strong for one another at this difficult time. Just like Flora, we will pass on some day but the big question remains: Where will you spend your Eternity??? Continue to Rest in the Lord's bosom Flora, until we see on the resurrection day.
With love from your Cousin,
Grace Ezikpe Agbaeze"
"Where do I even start... Is it helping me out when my cousin was kidnapped, showing up for lunch dates, movie dates, dinner dates, baby showers, bridal showers, ice breaking back in Futo, birthday gigs, puffs loading at yours...I could go on and on. Flora you were a constant in my life. Sharing all my joys and worries. even up to our last convos while I was in the US. I tried to come visit, but I realised you were 4 hours away, you said to me 'it's far abi, we go see for Naija don't stress'... I pinch myself now that I could have made that trip cos comparing 4hours to forever is the most difficult. I remember you buzzing me all through my stay, teasing me that I was having a fun trip while you were sitting at home eating and sleeping. I told you I got a car after I returned and you couldn't wait to get back so that I could wash it...now you wouldn't even see it. You had promised to get your pre baby body back in preparation for any of our weddings coming up...oh Flora!!!News of your passing broke me completely, I couldn't believe it cos we chatted the day before... I know you are in a much better place and I will learn to accept it and take it in stride. God sure does have a plan and I know he would be there for your family as you were to us all. I will miss you, Your unique chuckle, the sound of your laughter. Sail on my dearest Nflo! Till we meet to eat puffs again."
"YOU AFFECTED MY LIFE IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT MEANINGFUL WAYS
You affected my life in several different meaningful ways. It's so hard accepting the reality that you are no more. You were an integral part of my life. A beautiful soul with a good heart. My closure is that I believe you are in heaven. God is in control of everything. I will always love you. Continue to rest in peace.
"A TRIBUTE TO A DEAREST FRIEND & A SISTER
It's so tough for me writing this because I could hardly accept the fact that you are no more. A very simple & humble lady. You impacted me in so many ways & was always there for everyone (crying) even when it's not convenient for you. How can I ever forget such a wonderful friend with a "Golden & Priceless Heart". I can't question God but all I have to say is that I will really MISS YOU. Rest in peace my friend.
From: Ify Harrison
(fondly called "Obiaya" by flora)"
"WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH
Words are not to enough to express the anguish and pain your passing away has caused. You have left a big void in our lives and it questions if we appreciate our loved ones and people around us enough. Your charisma, grace and outlook to life were exemplary and the love and kindness you showed everyone will not be forgotten.
Flo baby, you will always remain in my heart and I believe that you are already resting in the Lord's bosom. Rest in peace my dear friend and love forever.
"THE BEST MUM
Two months have gradually passed since your demise with more months to come...and there's absolutely no getting used to this!...Flora I would describe you in this life and the next in one phrase 'a saint'. You were a true friend... Selfless to a fault. Your humility and genuine love for people around you was enviable, and most times I ask myself 'why don't you try to be more like Nflo' I could go on and on, but an epistle doesn't do you justice! You were a rare, exceptional and remarkable woman. The best mum to Kobi and Zoe. I only can pray to God to grant your family abundant fortitude to bear your absence...I pray that your beautiful soul rests in the bosom of the Lord. Who would call me 'Enwelu...'? I love you my dear friend! Adieu Dear Flo!! Goodnight Flora!!! Till we meet to eat puffs again!!!!
"TRIBUTE TO A BEAUTIFUL HEARTED SISTER- IN- LAW
Sista! As I fondly called you, this was not our plan. The first time my wife introduced us, you hugged me and said 'Broda no gree my sister go'. You were ever so caring about everyone around you especially your family. You never shied away from achieving your goals no matter the situation, and you always remained positive and focused on them. You never allowed anything take you away from your service to the Almighty and loved the Lord. You were a loving and devoted wife and mother to your son KOBE and daughter ZENA. In our last conversation, you were telling me, "we have delayed the family trip to long and as soon as your back and on your feet, you will talk to Afam on it". We said a prayer and your last words were THANK YOU BRODA, GOD BLESS YOU. This is just simply heart breaking. Flora was very kind to all around her and Afam's best friend. It's too difficult to believe. What do we tell the kids or even Tessy, Jerry and even Daniel. You were longing to come and carry your niece and nephews. Saying we will miss you is an understatement. God knows best. Flora, we will never forget you, nor would the children. You will always be in our hearts.
Farewell SISTA! REST IN PEACE WITH JESUS FLORA! Your brother-in-law JOHN ONYIKE"
"TRIBUTE TO MY BEAUTIFUL AND LOVING SISTER
I cannot believe that I am writing this tribute. It's just not right at all that at 32 years, you are gone, but what can I do? I cannot question God.
Flora was more than just my sister. She was my confidant and friend, though there were times we would argue and did not get along, which is normal for sisters who close in age. I remember whenever she was not feeling well, I was always the first she called to get medical advice. Oh, how I wished I saw your missed calls when you were being rushed to the Emergency.
I remember our last BBM chat that I should pray for you to get your strength back so that you could come back to Nigeria and I told you that I have been praying and that I couldn't wait for you to come back with your daughter but it never happened. I thank God for the 32 years I spent with you, though short but God knows best. Flora, I love you. Go in peace. Your sister,"
"TRIBUTE TO A SELDOM PARAGON
Writing this piece is like an emotional roller coaster for me, Every time I think about your demise pain is all I feel, tears fall from my eyes, your demise was unfathomable. There are countless memories of your speech, smile, laughter etc.
NAMESAKE, you provided and filled up holes in people's hearts and all who identified with you. You were a sister, friend, mother to all and sundry. Now, all we could do is accept the fact that you have gone to a better place. We cannot question GOD, but YOUR LIFE WAS TOO SHORT.
Ndi agbezes Dingba's compound, Abiriba, Arochukwu, your colleagues and friends will love and miss you forever. Until the day we meet in a perfect place filled with caring, sharing and love, rest in peace. Nwanyioma.
Your Favorite Cousin
Flora Ezikpe Agbaeze "
"Pretty Miss Sunshine I can literally hear you laughing and saying 'HA CHIOMA TAKE IT EASY NA'..... With your beautiful souls you touched every individual you came across... Remember when I had issues with an assignment in school and you saved me.... Eternal Rest be granted your Soul my Darling Floxxy....."
"TO MY BROTHER: AFAM
I write to commiserate and condole with Engr. Afam, my brother, over the death of his dear wife. My heart is heavy and sorrowful because I least expected her death at this time, but who can question the will of the Almighty God?
Florence, I vividly recall your personality and character when you were with us. You were a woman of principle, very hard-working and diligent, a calm and disposed person that sought the happiness and progress of others. You were always a cheerful and loving woman to the family at large.
We however take solace in the fact that you lived a good life worthy of emulation. Those of us that came in contact with can testify to the fact that you left a good legacy for all of us to remember and emulate. You will truly be missed by all of us.
May your gentle soul rest perfectly in the bosom of the Lord – Amen.
"Oh my sweet Floxy Flo,
Never, would I have imagined that your voice, just like music to my ears would stop so soon, and asked to say goodbye to you.
I remember vividly, just like yesterday, as we prepared for your wedding. You and Afam were so happy! It is from you, that I learnt what it means to love your spouse, supernaturally, without judgment.
It breaks my heart, knowing that you are no longer there. No longer there to brighten up our day, make us laugh, love Afam and play peekaboo with Kobi.
We loved you so dearly Flora. I wish you knew how much you meant to me, to all of us. You were Afam's best friend, pride and joy and his greatest achievement.
Till this day, I keep staring at your WhatsApp page. Thinking perhaps that if I said Hello! You might respond? Ending this nightmare I am going through.
I know God loves you more and you are in a better place. But your absence has left a void that no one can replace.
Will always tell your children that I was so fortunate to have known such a wonderful person like you, with such an angelic face. How I wish you stuck around a little while longer to see your beautiful children grow. My children have asked that I promise to help Afam look after Kobi and Zina.
You will forever have a special place in our hearts….
Ijeoma, Okey, Malobi & Chinye Onwudiwe "
"Our sister, our wife, our friend, our Flo…
It is with a heavy heart that we write this. Writing makes it all too real that we shall see no more……
You came into our family just 4 years ago. We remember your beautiful smile on your wedding day. It seems like just yesterday when we all delighted in the obvious truth, that Afam had finally found “the one”. You became his pillar and rock. You became our dear sister and friend.
Your home was filled with life, love and laughter. Your short time with us was nothing but bliss.
We spent Christmas together in 2014, not knowing it would be our last Christmas together. We took “selfies” together. We prayed and laughed together.
We had our baby girls just days apart and we were looking forward to raising them as “twins”.
Our last messages exchanged, expressed how eager we were for the girls to meet. Little did we know then, that God had called your name.
We have shed tears, our hearts are grieving, for it seems so cruel that you have been forever taken from us, even more so the children. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
But in everything, we remember your beautiful spirit and we give thanks to the Lord. For we know that your life was purposefully spent and you brought joy to us all. We learn from your humility, we celebrate your grace and goodness.
We are comforted by the knowledge that you served the Lord and your beautiful soul rests in His Embrace. “For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be your shepherd; he will lead you to the springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from our eyes” (Rev 7:17).
We love you, we miss you, but death shall have no dominion. Though the good Lord called for you and we had to let you go, you did not go alone. A little part of us all went with you, the day He called you home.
You shall live on in our hearts darling Flora, today, tomorrow and always."
"TO MY SISTER-IN-LAW, FLORA!
Flora, I don’t think that we would ever get over your passing away. You left us so quickly and unexpectedly. Till this day, I’m still not able to move on and find closure. We still had a lot of things we needed to do together with all the children. Having you around our home was like no other. My children were no-where to be found because you knew exactly how to entertain them. I remember watching you as you cheered with the kids while playing Nintendo games with them.
When you married my brother Afam, you became my Sister-In-Law and gave my whole family a million reasons to smile. Sisters-In-Law like you should be made in bulk so that every family gets a woman who brings along Love, Peace and Harmony.
Indeed you stole the hearts of many both young and old alike. Your Spirit was so pure for you saw the good in everyone.
None of us were prepared for this tragedy and it is difficult to understand how life works sometimes. God knew what we didn’t.
You left two beautiful children to remind us so much of you. You will NEVER be forgotten. While in the depths of my sadness, I am painfully reminded that we have no control over our lives. A mother’s deepest nightmare is to leave her children behind, while so young and vulnerable.
I know you worry and weep for your family even though the angels of God assure you they will be alright.
We will try our earthly best to look after them, knowing in our hearts that you are in a better placing, standing with God to watch over us.
Farewell my love, until we meet again!
Chinelo, Abu, Zara, Adnan, Jamal and Dahiru"
"TRIBUTE TO LATE FLORENCE OGBENYEALU NWOKORO
My wife and I cannot express in words our shock at the news of your demise. The news of your death is still to us like a bad dream. It has now dawned on us that we cannot wish it away.
In your very brief period with us, you endeared yourself to everyone in the larger Nwokoro family, especially our Parents. We cannot forget your humble nature, hospitality and the love you showered on every member of the family.
You were truly a loving wife to my brother Afam, and we pray that the two kids you left behind will grow up exhibiting the same qualities we found in you.
We will truly, truly miss you. We pray that the Good LORD will give us all the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
May your gentle soul rest in the bosom of the Lord – Amen."
"TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED DAUGHTER-IN-LAW:
LATE FLORA OGBEYALU NWOKORO
Flora, I don’t believe that you are no more. It feels like a bad dream which has been causing me sadness only to wake up every morning to realize it is true you are gone at such a tender age.
I remember my last visit to Port Harcourt where we had such a lovely time before you left for the United States to deliver your baby. I would never have imagined that it would be my last meeting with you. When I left Port Harcourt, you were so anxious and worried about my safe arrival in Enugu.
“My Madam”. That was the nick name I gave to you because you behaved very maturely early in marriage which is unusual for young married ladies of nowadays. 'My Madam', we will miss those innocent smiles that portrayed you as an Angel. It is always said that the “good dies young.” Now this saying makes a lot of sense to us with your sudden demise. We are all in shock and disbelief.
The two lovely children, Kobi and Zina, will miss a devoted mother who wouldn’t have spared any effort to ensure their good up-bringing. As for your husband - Afam, he will miss a loving and devoted wife who gave all to him.
It is the all-knowing God that knows why you have to take this early bow out of mother earth. We cannot question His decisions on any matter whatsoever, but our consolation remains in the fact that all the Angels and Saints have welcomed you into Heaven where you are resting on the bosom of our Lord.
Adieu (My Madam)!
"The beautiful and graceful Flora has left us. I was so shocked when heard... Shocked and angry. God grant your family the grace and strength to bear the loss. May your soul rest in perfect peace. Amen"
"Frola, Floxyflo, Flo, words can and will never explain what your demise has done to me. I forever will have a tear in my heart. Nothing prepared me for the shock of your demise. I look back and think about our conversations in the last few months before your demise and I ask myself "Why didn't I see this coming?" It was so easy being friends with you. I remember meeting you at FUTO in our 2nd year and I still remember what I thought of you. I thought you were super cool and super cool you remained to the end. When I moved to Port Harcourt, you took me into your little apartment. You were so happy to share it with me. Even when my sister visited, I remember you offered your only room to us. Marriage made us move on from that tiny apartment were we had loads of fun memories but it was like nothing changed. You would always check up on me. Always - my Smallie with a mighty heart. We would still meet up almost everyday at the cofffee shop at work where we would talk about everything and anything. You were that friend I could say anything to without feeling judged, you would just let out your infamous laugh when we talked. In fact, to think of it, you always laughed and pinched me so hard when we talked. We would always call each other "Olodo". You were always cheerful and friendly to everyone. You were a loyal friend who had my back. Our friendship was so easy and you became a constant in my life. It is difficult grappling with your demise. I miss everything we used to do together. I miss you being there. I miss saving jokes to show you later on. I miss coffee shop meets. I miss laughing hard with you. I miss you beating me at musical chairs. I miss you calming me down. I miss discussing the Oscars, grammys and other award shows with you. I miss watching viral videos with you. I miss lounging in you sitting room, watching X-Factor. I miss admiring Chris Martin of Coldplay with you. Speaking of Coldplay, they have this awesome song called everglow, it reminds me of you babes. I miss you my babe. It still doesn't add up for me but I leave it all to God and will take it one step at a time. Fly on amazing Flo! I will see you again my friend."
"Floxy, as I used to call you, I do not believe you are gone. It is still like a dream because the whole image of the night of the 20th December 2015 still runs so clearly in my mind. From that 19th you were taken to the emergency ward, I never for once thought it would end like this. It feels like a bad movie that has been giving me sleepless nights of which I hope I would wake up from one day and realize it was all just a bad dream.
That 20th of December 2015 would forever be remembered as a day of sorrow for me. My joy is that you accepted Christ before you left and I know that you are resting in His bosom. Amen. I thank God for the life you lived because you used it so well in touching people's lives, as so many testimonies of your good deeds surfaced after you left.
You left the world making me proud. You are my hero, a woman with a good heart, always smiling. It shall continue to be well with you in Jesus' name.
Your daughter is now left without a mother but I assure you that she and her brother will be taken good care of since it is Almighty God's wish to take you now. Who am I to ask Him why?
I surrender all to Him. Continue to rest in the boson of the Almighty God until we meet to part no more.
Go well my daughter. I love you very much. Bye. MUM"
"TRIBUTE TO MY DAUGHTER-IN-LAW
FLORENCE OGBEYALU NWOKORO
We are completely devastated at your sudden demise at such a tender age. You were an epitome of inner beauty, and an intelligent Engineer.
Like a meteor, your stay in our family was very brief and illuminating. You mirrored the humility and good-natured disposition we saw in your humble parents.
Like true Christians, we have surrendered to the will of the Almighty God, and pray He will give your loving husband AFAM, the two lovely children and all of us the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
May your gentle soul continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord - Amen.
CHIEF EMMANUEL N. NWOKORO
For the Family - Atani Arochukwu"
"Nwanne m, sorry to hear about the passing of your wife Flora, I pray for your strength and hope you and the family are coping okay.
"May Flora's soul rest in perfect peace and may the good Lord grant you the fortitude to bear this loss. Bless"
"May her soul rest in peace. Amen. Adam take heart. God knows best. It is well. Saby."
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