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Hauwa Esther Kadima
  • 61 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 1, 1953
  • Place of birth:
    Bakin Kogi, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Date of passing: Jul 28, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Longview, Texas, United States
Let the memory of Hauwa be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dr. Hauwa Esther Kadima, 61, born on October 1, 1953 and passed away on July 28, 2015. We will remember her forever.


Funeral Program

Viewing took place on August 21st 2015 between 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Venue: Stanmore Funeral Home
1105 M.L.King Jr. Blvd. Longview, Texas 75602

A Funeral Service was held on August 22nd 2015 @ 10:00AM
Venue:First United Methodist Church of Longview
            400 N. Fredonia St.
            Longview, Texas 75601

She was laid to rest on September 12th 2015, in her village, Bakin Kogi -Kaninkon, in Kafanchan, Jama'a L/G, Kaduna State.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by David Hamblin on 6th October 2016

"Still miss your beautiful presence.  Happy Birthday Hauwa!"

This tribute was added by Patt Towles on 1st October 2016

"Dear Hauwa, I'm Thinking Of You on Your Birthday, However I Realize You Have A New Birth In Heaven As You Are Being Celebrated With Divine Love!! You Are Missed!!! Love Chaplain Patti Towles"

This tribute was added by Patt Towles on 11th August 2016

"Hauwa, I can't believe its been over a year since I saw you. I truly believe you were a gift sent from God for me!! I learned and observed so much In your presence. You changed my life.
I'm truly Blessed to have known you. I miss you very much, and your smile!! I thank God for sending such a good friend into my life for the time we knew each other. May you be at peace my friend. I miss you every day. Love Chaplain Patti Towles"

This tribute was added by Tum Biya on 28th July 2016

"Your memory still fresh ma'am,this we of this generation will miss you deep. miss you always. Rest on Dr"

This tribute was added by Bethel Adeh on 1st October 2015

"Aunty Hauwa Kadima, today is a very special day and should have been a very special day because not just Nigeria our earthly home celebrates another year of independence but most especially is the day  we remember you were born into this world and country.
Today would have been your 62 years birthday but you were taken away from us sooner.
We mourn and miss your absence in our lives but we also celebrate you in so many ways. Thank God for the years and time he has given you especially to fulfill/accomplish his work and purpose/will for your life, for which you have done and accomplished whole heartedly and faithfully. You fought the good fight, finished the course, kept the faith and now you have received the crown of righteousness which the Lord has awarded you. Time for you to rest in peace sitting with our Almighty Father Jesus Christ. We would always miss and love you but we also will always celebrate and thank God for your life, thank God for the gift of not only having you in our lives but also the many gifts you have given us in so many ways.
Happy Birthday and Forever missed."

This tribute was added by Paris Nadawa on 11th September 2015

"Many tried and rejected your stand on issue of life. But for those who know you, agreed to stand by you even to the day of your departure:it is only God who will JUDGE.....RIP.....Rev Paris lumba"

This tribute was added by Ene Adakole on 8th September 2015

"I did not meet you in person,but your pictures,your works and the stories told of you by my mama(Prof. Kwem Kadima),who is also your daughter and sister are all I hold on to.Your memory is planted in my heart.You will always be remembered.Rest from all the troubles of this world and continue to sing the songs of Hallelujah  in Heaven!"

This tribute was added by Rhoda Goshi on 7th September 2015

"Another committed and true soldier who died at her post in the Ministry Of Motherhood and Mentoring(MOM) but is alive in heaven  resting with her savior  Jesus Christ that she loved and served on earth. We will surely understand the mystery better bye and bye. I remain loyal to and shine for the same Master we sang of, prayed to and served during those cherished years."

This tribute was added by Kachollom Gang on 31st August 2015

"My Dear Sister, Colleague and Friend. We lost touch a few years back and I was very happy when my son told me you were now with Danny and doing well. The news of your death and the way you died was shocking and sad. One thing I know is that all the misery, sadness and lost you suffered are all gone. Now it is everlasting joy and happiness with the saints at the feet of Jesus. Rest in the bosom of The Lord till we come."

This tribute was added by Bethel Adeh on 22nd August 2015

"2 Timothy 4:7, i for  u Aunt Hauwa, you have finished your fight and u only need the greatest reward anyone can't even imagine, u are one person am absolutely sure deserves it even more. So just sit with the Lord and enjoy ur time of suffering is over. As the days got closer to today I alas prayed and wished someone will call and tell me is a misunderstanding and I just wish I could only see ur face once more. The idea that u won't be here anymore is really difficult to imagine. I only hope u know how much u had an impact in my life and just can't keep thinking at u especially days like today and till u are laid to rest. But I know we just need to pick up where you left and continue ur work.  I only wish I could talk to u one more time. But I know compared to were u are u are far better than been here with us. Love and always in our hearts >3"

This tribute was added by Clara Kwanashie on 22nd August 2015

"I will miss your gentle and sweet smile. I remember your soft spoken voice and winning ways. I also know that you made it and we shall meet again. Rest is your reward for you suffered much, but our Lord kept his promise and you are at peace. Rest, Hauwa, rest."

This tribute was added by Sherry Watson on 22nd August 2015

"The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk up rightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death. Isaiah 57: 1-2
Rest in the peaceful arms of Jesus my sister in Christ. May all the seeds you planted be nourished by The Lord and bring him a glorious harvest in the season. Thank you for your faithful work and the seed you left in my heart. I love you."

This tribute was added by Helen Bako on 22nd August 2015

"When peace, like a river, attendeth our way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever our lot, Thou has taught us to say,
It is well, it is well, with our soul.

It is well, with our soul,
It is well, with our soul,
It is well, it is well, with our  soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded our helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for our soul.

our sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
our sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and we  bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O our  soul!

For us, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above us shall roll,
No pang shall be ours,  for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to our soul.

But, Lord, ‘tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh trump of the angel! Oh voice of the Lord!
Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of  my soul!


And Lord, haste the day when our  faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with our  soul.



  "

This tribute was added by yaro barmani vemaur on 17th August 2015

"This tribute was added by BARNAMI YARO on 17th August, 2015
A hero  to the entire land of Ninkyob. However to die completely is to be forgotten....... but he who is not forgotten is not dead.  Rest in perfect peace with the Lord, till we meet to path no more."

This tribute was added by Gladys Goje on 17th August 2015

"On behalf of Z.B. Gaiya family Anty Hauwa heaven is richer and earth poorer. We can only imagine the celebration in heaven as the Lord welcomed one of HIS Generals home. You were a letter written by God's own hands to us all. You have proven that with God, there is no mountain in this life that one cannot scale. Rest on aunty till we all meet on that glorious morning."

This tribute was added by Alan Johnson on 13th August 2015

"It has been my pleasure to work with 1000's of Homeless, Displaced and Marginalized friends at Jesus ShadeTree  (Jesus Burger) in Longview and beyond over the years.  I love them,  everyone. Most, like the rest of us, elevate their special needs above all else... then 0ne day I met the Humble Hauwa Kadima beneath that grand old Tree...

You became my Teacher Hauwa...

"So those who are last now will be first then, and those who are first will be last."
                                                    Matthew 20:16

You taught us this lifestyle with your hands and your heart Dear Sister. In the days I have known you, I never heard of your own needs but only of others, including your Dear Daniel. We cry out with you for his soul today my Sister.

Your HOPE was for  the people of your Nigerian Village destroyed by the Boko Haram. You have collected countless boxes of clothes to be shipped to your hurting home. Sister, HAUWAS HOPE lives in Jesus name!!!

Friends, if you would like to be part of the effort to complete this task, please contact:

                                     HAUWAS HOPE
                         Kelly Burton - Jesus Shadetree
                              ladybugs040@gmail.com

We Exalt You Oh ALMIGHTY GOD for sending this special Angel of HOPE our way, you have Blessed us for all eternity Dearest HAUWA!!!

On Mission with you in Jesus Name,
Alan Johnson"

This tribute was added by Bala Musa on 12th August 2015

"Our beloved Dr. Kadima, Our hearts mourn your loss. Your gentle spirit, love for the Lord, and tireless service to others will continue to inspire us. We will always remember what a graceful servant of God and excellent academic you were. May your blessed soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by sandra chikan on 8th August 2015

"Words fail me at this time.She was a mother,friend,ministry partner and a woman after God's heart.
All i ask for is God's comfort for all of us.
You will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Samuel Kadima on 8th August 2015

"MAJESTY! GLORIOUS MAJESTY!!

I don't know when the tears and pain will stop. Death the hidden mystery stares at us unexpectedly and unknowingly in the times of life. This cruelty of your death will NEVER, NEVER make us doubt the LOVE of our GOD IN CHRIST. This DARK CLOUD MUST GIVE WAY TO A BRIGHT SUNSHINE. Your blood will speak like the blood of ABEL. I cry daily with absolute assurance that soon the PEACE of GOD which surpasses all understanding in CHRIST JESUS will abide us and you till we meet at Jesus Feet.
GOOD NIGHT SWEET ANGEL.

Your Elder Brother."

This tribute was added by bello ahmed on 8th August 2015

"Pof Kadima. Friends and familiars mimic me most times when I speak because I took after you in my pronunciations,  emphasis and mannerism. I still remember when I came visiting in the university of Jos where I graduated some five years after when you insisted I must address the students as a one time best student in your class. Very funny in her characteristics she summon the students to the lecture hall; just for me to address them. So honored I was that day and has always lingered in my memory.

Rest in PEACE Aunty."

This tribute was added by oge Okeke on 7th August 2015

"May your gentle soul rest in peace Ma. If tears could build a stair way & memories a lane, we will walk right up to heaven & bring them again to us."

This tribute was added by Christopher Josiah on 6th August 2015

"What comes out of us is
silence, a quiet bitterness,
a craving for one more
moment, one more say, one
more hold. We may never
fathom why you left
too early, or why
you left before we could bid you good-bye, but
gradually, we begin to
recollect not only that
you died, but that you
lived. And that your life
provided us memories too
dear to forget."

This tribute was added by TETE ALLAHBAMU on 5th August 2015

"Hauwa Esther Kadima though you are gone but you will be remembered
for your contribution and love for education in Bakin Kogi. Your School (Kadima Memorial Nursery and Primary School) will continue  to be the light that will shine over Bakin Kogi Community and Kaninkon Chiefdom as a whole.Education they said is light may this light you left behind contuie to shine.Rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by TETE ALLAHBAMU on 5th August 2015

"TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF HAUWA ESTHER KADIMA-MY DEAR NIECE-
That Hauwa Kadima the name given to her since her youth-her dead is one of those sad events and huge loss not only to the Kadima's family, Digem Clan but to the Kaninkon(Nikyob) community as a whole.
Hauwa was born in the Kadima's family of Digem Clan of Bakin Kogi of Kaninkon Chiefdom of Jema'a Local Government of Kaduna State Nigeria. During her schooling: Primary school in Kaninkon, Teachers College Kagoro and Igbaja Seminary. She was a shining light in both Academic and exemplary character.
  The Bakin Kogi Community of Kaninkon Chiefdom will remember her for Community development and especially for establishing the Kadima Memorial Nursery and Primary School which is of great educational contribution to the Community. The Kaninkon people will never forget her efforts to translate the Bible in Nikyob i.e the kaninkon dialect. We miss her very much for not seeing this project through.
      That such a nice gentle and peaceful person should die brutally is sad. On behalf of the Kaninkon Chiefdom and People, we pray for the repose of her gentle soul and thank God for giving us such a daughter-Rest in the bosom of the Lord.
         HRH. TANKO TETE (TUM NIKYOB)
         SARKIN kANINKON"

This tribute was added by Ana Aguilar on 4th August 2015

"I light this candle for you because I am sure that you were a great person and human being! I met you at work and you were one of the nicest ladies I've ever met. You were so kind! You didn't deserve this! But I know that now you are in a better place! May you rest in peace my sweet sweet angel! :'("

This tribute was added by anne abok on 3rd August 2015

"You will be fondly remembered for the love you showed to those around you and the fervent devotion to Jesus. You were generous, kind and very selfless. You loved prayer and singing. You were never ashamed of  testifying to the truth. You were very humble. You will always be remembered dearest mummy Hauwa."

This tribute was added by Alan Clipperton on 3rd August 2015

"In the middle of July, I had the honor to speak with Hauwa about her recent trip to Dallas and her work with the SEED Company and SIL.  She was overjoyed to learn that the Gospel of Luke had finally been translated into her mother tongue (Ninkyop) because of the work that she had dedicated her life towards.  
The Lord allowed her to see some of her work fulfilled.  We are thankful for that.
Even though Hauwa is not with us anymore, her work will live on and continue to impact others.  I encourage everyone to look at some of her publications to understand a little bit more about the eternal impact she made (http://www.rogerblench.info/Language/Niger-Congo/BC/Plateau/Ninzic/Ninkyop/Ninkyop%20wordlist.pdf)."

This tribute was added by Josiah Osasona on 3rd August 2015

"Sister Hauwa, we cannot ask question why. We have to accept, though with heavy heart and still lingering "why question" in our mind, the fact that it is the Lord that gives, and when He decides to take away, we can only say with Job, "Blessed be the name of the Lord".

The consolation is that you have left a strong legacy, admirable testimony, and an assurance of our meeting at Christ's feet where all heartaches, tears and tragedies will be no more. Rest in the bosom of your Lord Jesus.

--Josiah, ECWA Atlanta"

This tribute was added by Justina Adangi on 3rd August 2015

"Hauwa,
     Our meeting in Longview Texas in May this year was full of memories. I saw hapiness, fulfilment and love through your laughters. You brought me gifts, took me out for lunch and sight seeing (with Dan). How can i forget this? The plans you had for the internally displaced persons in our country due to the Boko Haram attacks.
    The NGO you asked me to work on and see that it is registered. You worked so hard to be a (PHd) holder, the only one in our set of 1971 teachers' college Kagoro, Nigeria. Your demise was a shock to all of us especially the circumstances. RIP Hauwa, till we meet again. Your legacy will forever remain.
                                                  Barr. (Mrs) Halima Isandu - Jos-Nigeria
                                            on behalf of 1971 set (Teachers' College)"

This tribute was added by Daniel Iselaye on 3rd August 2015

"We thank God for the good testimony that our sister has left behind.  We are comforted with the fact that she is with the Lord.  May the Almighty God sustain her family and all friends.  May they be comforted by the Holy Spirit.  On behalf of ECWA USA, I wish the family God's grace and peace."

This tribute was added by Tum Biya on 3rd August 2015

"The last I see you was 19 years ago and have been with your translated book, English to Kaninkon (Ninkyop). Am sad at the moment cause I thought am gonna meet you again to feel your God giving wide knowledge but this sad news today have mess every chance to meet here again. Dr Hauwa,you were a God gift to Kaninkon people...Rest on mum!"

This tribute was added by Bethel Adeh on 2nd August 2015

"I woke up this morning praying and hoping that I only had a dream and heard u were gone,it will take time to really realize u are not physically around anymore. I may not have known u as long as many did but the  amount of time I got to know u especially when u came to spend Christmas with us in California.  All days we spent ,d talks we heard, laughed, encouragements, lessons u thot me, u r Faith in God are all d precious memories I will forever hold on to and very grateful for that. Even in pain, u r Faith and trust in God was always growing stronger something I truly learnt from u and feel I shared a little  or had in common with u but not as much Faith has u had but growing in my own faith. U were so good at paying attention to and listening to every thing no matter hw small or silly it sounded, we talked abt everything within d short time u spent us everyday,I remember u asking Who are d Kardashians, we had a good laugh talking abt them and other stories,I always enjoyed talking to u, anyone who met or knew u just needed a few minutes with u to learn and fill pages descriping or writing what lessons were learnt from u . I will always regret not keeping in touch for sometime  but always remembered u anytime I saw or looked at d Christmas gift u gave me. We truly will miss u, i remember when i think u had to leave and go visit a friend and come back  and we all  took u to d train station all d way to d tracks till u got on d train but  d first time we realize all ur form of ID was in Texas  with Dani and we had him email or fax a copy and some explaining to do before u could leave.really u were an extraordinary woman of God and am so grateful to have known you, u not only loved d Lord but u made sure u shared it with everyone and everyone who knew u or saw u saw d light of God and Faith and ur Love for God, u walked,talked shared and showed the love of Jesus Christ. No amount of tears, saddness can ecpress how much we love and will miss u. We may never understand why ,hw or d painful way u had to leave but I know without a doubt that u are in peace and sitting with our Lord Jesus Christ. No goodbye for now but see u soon again. I truly love and miss u and have learnt from u and i am realizing  more to cherish every second and save even voice mails from everyone. I am forever grateful and loved you or who u are, d gifts u gave me in many ways even just by listening  and pray that I can be at least half d woman u were. R.I.P and see u soon . Forever in our hearts aunt,mother ,sister ,friend,Dr, teacher and great mentor Hauwakadima."

This tribute was added by Justina Adangi on 1st August 2015

"Auntie Hawa, I still cant wrap this around my fingers. You were more than amazing. A perfect definition of a rare gem. You will always remain in my heart. I remember telling you to scold me when i did wrong, but you will always pet me and love me amidst my imperfection. I light a candle for you because you always brighten my day with laughter and compliments. We never got to cook together like you suggested. Adios mommy, you will forever be remembered and celebrated."

This tribute was added by Melanie Watson on 1st August 2015

"This beautiful lady had such a precious spirit. My prayers and deepest condolences to the family. I pray that her legacy of following Jesus will continue to live on in generations to come."

This tribute was added by Amina Chime on 1st August 2015

"Because you would rather have me sing than cry, I sing this hymn which is a favorite of mine:

Through the love of God, our Savior,
all will be well;
free and changeless is his favor,
all will be well;
precious is the blood that healed us,
perfect is the grace that sealed us,
strong the hand stretched out to shield us,
all will be well.

Though we pass through tribulation,
all will be well;
ours is such a full salvation,
all will be well.
happy when in god confiding,
fruitful if in Christ abiding,
holy through the Spirit's guiding,
all will be well.

We expect a bright tomorrow;
all will be well;
faith can sing through days of sorrow,
all will be well;
on our Father's love relying,
Jesus every need supplying
in our living, in our dying,
all will be well."

This tribute was added by Sara Thompson on 1st August 2015

"In all honesty, Hauwa had the most beautiful spirit about her that I have ever encountered in my life. I was drawn to this woman! I honestly, seriously sensed Jesus radiating off her. And she will most definitely be missed... Who would ever want to do such a thing to such a beautiful soul, is past my understanding. May you rest in peace, sweet lady. I know where you are, you are happy."

This tribute was added by susan king on 1st August 2015

"God gave Hauwa a smile that could brighten up any room.  He gave her a heart that gave and gave to everyone she ever met.  She was a woman of grace, humility, and unrelenting trust in God.  She was a prayer warrior of such depth.  I was blessed to call her a sister in Christ.  Her passing from this world to her heavenly home leaves an empty part in our souls.  As an authentic follower of Jesus Christ, she died loving the very one who took her life.  She and I became very close over the past year.  She grieved so much for her country of Nigeria and the horrors of the raids by the Boko Haram; she was constantly wanting to help the innocents.  Praise God for this beautiful and giving woman."

This tribute was added by Butch Tanner on 31st July 2015

"Hauwa brought joy, peace, faith, and love to each life she touched.  How blessed we were to know the love of a woman who loved Jesus so deeply. We enjoyed the times we were able to eat together, pray together, and share together. Hauwa, we look forward to seeing you in heaven."

This tribute was added by james swam on 31st July 2015

"Antie, you lived a worthy life. The testimony both at home and abroad says it all. Rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Whayung Kadima on 31st July 2015

"Aunty I remember the last time you sat me down and spoke to me about purity,about holding Gods word close to my heart,about being great,focusing on my education and also praising God in every situation. You never scold nor spite anyone instead you speak softly with lots of love,I will miss you dearly,I will miss how you call me "double mummy".
I have asked a lot of questions because the pain in my heart is too much to bear,but one thing I know is you are resting from this cruel world,you have lived well,you have taught well,you have left a legacy,it's just sad and painful that you had to leave us this way,only God knows why. We love you dearly Aunty but God loves you the most. Rest well my dearest Aunty. I will miss you everyday until we meet to part no more. I Love You."

This tribute was added by Samuel Maiwada on 31st July 2015

"Great, great, great woman. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen."

This tribute was added by Sarah Kwasu on 31st July 2015

"May Almighty God comfort you all. May her soul rest in peace. Amen."

This tribute was added by Helen Bako on 31st July 2015

"You are greatly missed but your legacy remains.  I am grateful for the times we've spent in prayer, grateful for the encouragement. I am grateful  for the lessons you have taught me  and those that I have caught watching you.  I am grateful for your tenacity in  holding on to Jesus during times of adversity and never wavering in your faith in Jesus Christ. I am grateful even when I was not spontaneous in returning phone calls you never gave up on me. You  taught me to pray no matter what the circumstance may be.  You always had your bible and Oswald Chambers devotional, My Utmost for His Highest. Truly you lived your utmost for His highest.  You were a mother, friend teacher and mentor.  I thank God for you.  Helen Bako"

This tribute was added by Bukky * on 31st July 2015

"Dr Hauwa Kadima....antin Jos, anti shuru shuru. I have re-read the last sms I got from you on July 5th, I have listened over and over to the voice message you left me on July 4th wishing me 'happy 4th'....and wishing I could call you back to life.
Auntie I have asked a million WHYs, why did you have to go in such a painful manner? I may never get an answer but I hold on to the fact that God knows it. Our singular consolation as your family is that you LOVED the Lord unashamedly and lived your life for Him, sharing His Word and love every opportunity you got.
I wish I knew that my visit to Longview on 15032014 would be the last time I will see you..................
May you rest in the bossom of the Lord till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Marjorie Jackson on 31st July 2015

"Prayers for your family. From the stories I have read Dr. Kadima sounds like an extraordinary woman. May she rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Kadima Family (Lisa P. Munji) on 31st July 2015

"Your smile, your gentleness and your kind spirit will stay with me forever. I light this candle because I know that your light will shine on through the lives that you touched. We will meet at Jesus feet.

Shine On auntie, shine on. ---Lisa Philomina Munji"


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