- 63 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 13, 1950
- Date of passing: Oct 30, 2014
|BLESSED are the dead who die in the Lord......"They will rest from their LABOR, for their deeds will follow them!" Revelation 14:13|
This memorial website was created in memory of our very beloved timelessly beautiful mum, Lady Doris Green Oji, 63, born on December 13, 1950 and transitioned to glory on October 30, 2014.
She was a sweet wife, a phenomenal mother of five, grandmother of seven, a wonderful sister and a very dependable friend to many. She was very vibrant, vivacious, full of life, very kind, very warm hearted and a generous benefactor.
As you visit this page, we would appreciate it if you can write a tribute for mom as you are led.
Mom lived a fulfilled, beautiful, impactful and purposeful life! She left her footprints in the sands of time... She impacted many lives all over the world....Her spirit LIVES on.....She has peacefully transitioned into eternal rest in the bossom of her LORD & savior Jesus CHRIST.
Mom was our ROCK, our HERO, irreplaceable! We will remember her forever!
"Phenomenal Aunty......I know you are still resting well in the Lord's bosom. It's well."
"There will always be pleasure in our hearts when we think of who you were and all that you represented in our lives. Memories are special moments that tell the stories of who we are.
life is about spending good times with the people we love.
on the 13th, our departed phenomenal Mom, would have been 65 years old.
you really looked forward to marking this year of her life. our endearing Mom, you will forever be in our hearts."
"My Lady D it's true one year is gone so fast but memories are there to always be remembered by loved ones. I remember you and all joys expecially at Xmas times like this we share and will always pray for your humble soul to keep resting in the bosom of the Lord Amen"
"65 today! I suspect there is a rocking purple party going on in heaven today. I miss you, Aunty."
"My darling aunt, You will forever be missed. For many that had encounter with you will testify that it was fun hanging around with you.May your gentle soul continue to rest in peace
"Dear Mummy continue to rest in peace..."
"Sad as I am about your passing, I am reminded that all we ever loved, becomes a part of us. While you are no longer here with us, your memories persist. There's not a day that goes by that something does not remind me of you. In a way, you are still here . . ., and that's very consoling. God be with you till we meet again."
"One year later mom......
One year later......
I will NEVER forget! Memories of you are still fresh in my mind....
I still see your face as you walked through the valley of the shadow of death....
I still hear you mouthing back "I LOVE YOU" to me, with all the energy you could muster....
I still remember the songs of PRAISE, the dancing, the prayers.....
Alas! CHRIST had fought your battle, rescued and redeemed you and availed you of HIS Father's kingdom!
It is not goodbye, mom....
It is GOODNIGHT, "Dia Ndoo", sleep in peace, rest well.....
Until Resurrection morning, mom.....
Until resurrection morning!!!
Your Ihuu Bekee"
"My MUMMY!!! Wow! Today marks 3 months since you passed. And I've done a lot of thinking since then. What an IMPACTFUL life you LIVED! It spoke so loud and clear at your death! In my young life, I have never seen anyone whose death touched so many people and moved them in so many positive ways! Even after you're gone, people are staying so loyal to your memory.
I am humbled that you birthed me. I am grateful to GOD that it was you HE chose to be my mummy.
Your impact is so far reaching! I have no doubt that your good deeds have followed you to eternity and you are making merry with the Host of Heaven!
You were truly like an Iroko tree! Your breath and depth are being measured at your "falling" and you were indeed PHENOMENAL!
The numerous young adults you saw through school and mentored were all at your funeral. Your former domestic staff all came for your funeral. We didn't lack helping hands at all. Your house in AroChukwu was filled with people clamoring to out-do one another. If only the dead could see... Just maybe...
It all started in Houston. Your friends, our friends and family came in their numbers to say farewell. Braeswood Church was outstanding!
The Arochukwu and Amuvi women meetings were there in Aba for service of songs and in Arochukwu for your burial. They cried and cried.... If only tears could wake you up. Their able President Worldwide! They made those HUGE Flex banners to announce your passing to the world. They took your death so hard!
The Aba Sports Club commendation service was something else! The Ladies and Knights group, Aro daughters were all there for the Service of Songs to honor their founder/Mentor.
Your friends were there in their numbers. The Aba Committe of Friends were outstanding! People came from far and wide to honor you and pay their last respect. You were buried on a week day and yet, over 1,000 chairs were occupied at your funeral! People rallied around us because of you, MUM!
Your Church in Aba and your Weekly Wednesday Prayer meeting group were all there. The Ladies Auxilliary group were solidly behind us. They carried you into the Church in Aba and AroChukwu as an honor to their "President", even the aging among them. It was a sight to behold! The Knight fellowship was not left behind. They came in their numbers! The Aba and Arochukwu Bishops coordinated and canceled engagements just to be there for you, their PHENOMENAL LADY D!
Our friends, your Umuatako neighbors,all your beloved in-laws (The Azuikes and the Nzenwas) were solidly with us. They stayed the entire 5 days from the wake keeping night on Wednesday to the Outing Service on Sunday.
Your Arochukwu Cathedral Church mourned you so much! They are missing you terribly. The Choir master told me that your death has eaten deep into him. Where can they find a better Welfare Officer? Who will feed them during conferences and host their fund raisers?! You were a LADY of a kind! Oh! Their LADY D has joined the Church Triumphant!
Did I forget to mention that our friends (most of who had personal relationships with you) wore Green Asoebi in your honor? Only a beautiful GREEN would do for Mrs. Green herself! And they were phenomenal! They rallied round us and made you proud!
The OkoroAvigbo people who married you wept their eyes out! They were there to pay all their last respect! You were a wife in a million, they said! They supported us too.
Your Atani people are lost for words. Your father's people! Their hearts were as broken as your mother's people: The OGBOHs. They begged us to stay close to them like you always did. They say there would never be an Ada like you! We tried to make you proud mum, we bought "Ndi Anicho" the Christmas goodies you always gave them at Christmas.
One thing was clear: YOU MADE A HUGE IMPACT and 2 words were repeated continuously: KIND AND GIVING.
Everyday, I think about you, I think about what you'll be doing in Heaven, I think about if you've seen dad and what you both say to each other. I think about what you would want us to do and the legacy you left for us. Your shoes are HUGE mum! I couldn't fill them for the life of me but I will try.
Your Ihuu Bekee misses you like crazy! I can't talk to you on the phone any longer but you're in my thoughts always! So comforting to know that I gained an Angel in Heaven who will always watch over us. If you're anything like you were here, you would always persist that GOD blesses us if you can!
We promise to bond close together like you always wanted: Anyi man, UU, Myself, Johnee boy and your last card, Nyny! And ofcourse we will always stay close to your only sister, your one and only "Nene nwannem".
My comfort is that we fought with you to the very end. You got the best care you could have gotten. I had the opportunity to tell you that I LOVED you, every single day. We laughed, we cried, we danced, we took pictures, we loved, we cooked, we laid down! We did it all together! And as your maker called you, I was there to hold your hand, to tell you not to be afraid, to recite Psalm 23 over and over and over.... As breath left your body and you literally walked through the Valley of the Shadow of death, I was glad that UU and I committed you into the hands of GOD, who was GRACIOUS enough to give us to you and who gave us time to say good bye.....
GONE but it's NOT the final good bye. We truly don't live once... We only come by this side of HEAVEN once and if we cling to JESUS, then we get a chance to LIVE FOREVER..... we shall see again, mum, we shall definitely see.....
As for the huge void you left, we will allow the HOLY SPIRIT to fill it for us...
It's Good night, sleep well, "Dia ndoo"..... till RESURRECTION MORNING, MUM!
Your one and only "Ihuu Bekee"!"
"Dear Aunty Doris, you will be sorely missed. Our consolation is in the fact that you are reunited with Uncle Green together with our Father in Heaven where you will rest and smile and be in eternal peace and joy forever and ever. With love and respect, Ojiugo Emeruem"
"Doris,my true friend.I will miss you.I will miss the sincere laughter ,affection. and joy you always show each time you see me especially at Aba.I regret postponing my visit to you in Houston till December.Little did I know that someone so good like you will depart so soon.You are my true friend.Farewell my dear Doris.May the good Lord grant you eternat rest.Requiescant in pacem."
"Been on this site since 9/11/14, yet what to say continue to elude me, simply because it's not what I expected at this time, but as it stands, I still must say something anyway about how Aunty Lady Doris's life has touched the life of everyone who knew her.
A happy-go-lucky lady, Doris was always full of life, she never had a dull moment and would go out of her way to celebrate other people's success and inspire and motivate people to do better. In fact Aunty Doris's passion for helping and supporting people knows no bounds. She will offer help even when such help is not likely to be within her reach."
"Mummy, your death came to us as a very rude shock. You were so very nice to Michael and I. You always asked and cared about our well being. We love you and will miss you so much. Heaven has won a very beautiful soul indeed. Rest in perfect peace in the bosom of Christ Jesus, AMEN. From Michael & Francesca Stovall"
""Though much is taken, much abides" - TENNYSON
I knew that I would be called upon at some point to write a tribute to you. But, quite frankly, I thought that it would be for your 65th birthday celebration. You had told me two years ago to start getting ready for your 65th birthday party, that it was going to be a big bash and that you did not want any excuses because you wanted all your loved ones to be there! Instead, here I am writing a tribute for a funeral. How unreal!
Amidst my sadness and the vacuum that your departure has created, I am reminded that you lived a life worth celebrating. I think it would be a huge disservice to you if I just cried and mourned without celebrating the force of life that you are and without telling folks what you mean to me. You are beautiful, flamboyant, fashionable and driven. Your "can do" attitude and your zest for life are unmatched. Aunty, you put the H in hard work. I remember our days in Aba when you would travel to Lagos on the night bus, shop at Balogun market the next morning, turn around and return to Aba the following evening on the bus! I would ask in amazement how you could run such a schedule. Your response was always matter of fact: you have children to take care of and so you have to do what you have to do.
Thinking back to our first meeting in Aba: I was an 18-year-old wide-eyed college student and you were visiting a classmate of mine. We got introduced and right there began a friendship and sisterhood that I will cherish the rest of my life. I called you "Aunty" simply because you were older, but you were really both a friend and the older sister I never had, and later family. You opened your home and your shop to me. Those were two places during my time in Nigeria that I knew I was always welcome. You gave me your time and attention every time I was around you. You called me "Ihuu bekee" and you made me feel very loved and special. I will never forget the role you played during my wedding in 1989. For you, there are no "ifs". Either you are out or you are neck deep in. You are one of the most generous people I know. I cleaned out my closet recently and realized that you gave me many of the Nigerian outfits I own. Even on your last trip to America, sick as you were, you found the strength to make me a blouse and mailed it to California when I could not readily come to Houston. Well, I better start taking good care of these outfits because I won't be getting anymore, and quite frankly no one makes them as well as you do, anyway. And the gold scarves you left in Houston two years ago because you thought they would come in handy in the event of a ceremony, I used one for your Houston service of songs ceremony, UD used the other, Ihuoma has the third. Aunty, you keep giving! Thank you.
I will miss your visits to my home in California. I will miss our conversations and our shopping trips. I knew we were headed for trouble when I visited you in Houston in September and you didn't have much to say. Quintessential you, you managed to tell me I was not impressing you when I could not figure out how to lower your bed! Later, as I prompted further, desperate to hear something from you, you told me that things did not go as you planned and that you are very upset about it. Aunty, you have the right to be upset about the way things turned out. We were supposed to be planning a big 65th birthday party, not this, and certainly not now. I too, am struck by the unfairness of it all.
I am consoled that you lived a great life. You left a great legacy: five wonderful children and their spouses, grandchildren, and numerous friends and relatives whose lives you touched. In Udy and Ihuoma, you have two amazing daughters. Every woman should have daughters like Udodirim and Ihuoma. They took care of you to the end and in your typical gracious manner, you were very thankful. How fitting that you were surrounded by them in the end. I will not ask why, because I guess we are not supposed to. If I learned anything at all, it is that life is too short and that tomorrow is not given.
Aunty, go in peace! I will hold onto memories of you and there is enough of it to last a lifetime. Even in the midst of my sorrow, I will find a way to celebrate you because you would have wanted me to. And when that 65th birthday rolls around, I will defiantly wear a nice purple outfit in celebration of you! I love you and I miss you.
Sandra Ihuoma Okereke
Orange County, California"
"On behalf of the Ezuma-Ngwu family, I extend our sincerest condolences to the Oji family on the passing of our dear aunt, Lady Doris Green Oji. A vivacious personality if I ever saw one. I will not forget how helpful you were during the burial of my late father. I live with the regret that I did not personally acknowledge and thank you for the gift you sent to me after my visit to you in Houston. I will always remember you for the spirit of joy you exuded whenever I saw you. You have gone to be with my late uncle, your husband, Mazi Green Oji of blessed memory, and all the cherished one we have lost. May you find peace and joy in the bosom of our Lord and creator. All will be well with those you leave behind, in the name of Jesus Christ."
"Ogbom, so hard to accept . What can I say , OTUOMASIRICHI.
You lived out who God created you to be -destiny- and touched so many, none of your kind , nwanyi oma, irreplaceable indeed . I miss you."
"Lady Doris Green Orji - You left an unforgettable print of good nature on the sands of the earth. As a sister you were a marvelous creature of God's own hand work, as a mother and grandmother you nurtured your children through the will of your creator, as a human being, your demeanor and manifestations of good relationship kept your memories a beacon of unimaginable love. You will be dearly missed, but Almighty God knows better. He will preserve your soul and grant you eternal rest.
LUX AETERNA LUCEAT EIS DOMINE, CUM SANCTIS TUIS IN AETERNUM, QUIA PIUS EST.
HON. DR. IGNATIUS O. UKPABI
THE PEOPLE'S MAYOR"
"Ihuu, words cannot express the sadness we feel for the passing of your beloved mother. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. May the passage of time heal your grief... May you and your family find comfort in your loving memories of her. May God Almighty be with you."
"Tribute sent by Lady Meg Agwu, ABA -Nigeria
Didi !! Ezi Didi !! O tua ka isi hapu anyi (Is this the way you left us?)
It is well,Oh! Didi Nwanyi mara mma(Beautiful Lady) The last time I called you from Nigeria...after your surgery you said, Aunty Meg,..I feel better now "...
There is no one like you, Didi...you were a good lady inside out ! Your heart was filled with joy and love for each and everyone.You were a peace maker,you were like a daughter and a Sister, I loved you and I will never forget you...may your peaceful soul rest in the Lord, till we meet on resurrection day. Umu Didi, Udo,Ihuoma, Iheanyi, Nnenne,John...jide nu obi unu aka..anyi no,Ndi Ezienyi no ya...Chukwu gozie unu...inu !
Lady Meg Agwu(No-Fly)"
"So beautiful inside and out! A bright star has gone home.
Adios aunty...you will forever be remembered!"
"Oh Ud and Ihuu, your mum's death is still a shock to me and my children. She was so full of life, telling us about her first trip to Houston and could not believe her children will end up living in the same place, she was proud of all of you. May her joyful soul rest with Jesus."
"The entire members of Nzuko Arochukwu North America extend their sincere condolences to the children and family of Lady Doris Green Oji, President General of Nzuko Iyom Aro Worldwide. We are saddened by her passing to eternal Glory. Our hearts go out to all of you at this trying time. We take solace in the Bible which says:
"Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him." –1 Thessalonians 4.
Approved by President, NANA, Mrs. Comfort Oki Kanu-Oji."
"Aunt Doris this was so unexpected but God knows best and we can't question Him. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Ihu and Ud your mum was a lovely, lively and personable lady. She will be sorely missed by all her friends and I am sure by you all. Please take heart and find comfort in the Lord Jesus. It is well."
"Ihuu dear, so sorry about this huge loss. I cannot claim to have known her very much but from my little experience with her, I can say confidently that she is someone I would have loved to know for many more years. She exuded so much beauty, elegance and grace. I can't imagine the pain that you feel but be consoled about the beautiful life she led and the fact that she has taken her place amongst the angels. My prayers are with you and your family as you step into her shoes to continue the walk."
"Ihuu the news of your mum demise hit me so hard maybe because it refreshed the wound am trying each day to heal afresh.... It is well God is still God and he will hold you and your siblings together in love. May your mum's soul Rest in perfect peace."
"Death you have stolen an angel! Aunty Doris u came u saw and you conquered in every area that concerned you. You were filled with so much energy,a kind hearted lady,always ready to go far and beyond, a pillar amongst all. Your beauty ran from the inside out. Your presence filled the room wherever you go! Aunty why have u left this vacuum? So deep is the wound that has appeared. Where do we go from here? With so much endless tears.Lord please fill us up to bare this great loss. Udy, Ihu my God will surely turn every sorry to joy. May your soul RIP anty DODO!"
"You were a true, dependable friend to me and everyone. You raised wonderful kids and always cherished your family. You will be missed! Sleep well my friend...Ngozi."
"The Executive and the Entire members of All Aro USA (AAUSA) in America, mourn the passing of Lady Doris Green Oji, National President of Nzuko Iyom Aro of Nigeria.
We pray that the good Lord will grant her a perfect peace profound, and give her family the heart to bear the great loss.
Please, reach out and console her daughter, Ivuoma Azuike on: 832-693-9566
Service of Songs in Houston on: 11/14/14
Mazi Frank Agodi"
"Lady Doris, we in Arochukwu/Ohafia Diocese of Council of Knights have missed you all these months, only to get this bitter pill of news. You are already in the bossom of our Lord whom you devoted your life all these years. Rest in Perfect peace. Sir/Lady Adindu Elekwa"
"Alaezi and I feel deeply touched by the untimely exit of our sister and dear friend. Our village, Atani has lost a worthy daughter and our in laws in Amuvi have lost a good wife and a great mother. Arochukwu has lost an illustrious daughter and a dedicated women leader. We will miss you dearly, Nnennaya, but we commit you to the bosom of our Lord Jesus. Rest in perfect peace. From Dr. Chima and Alaezi Dike."
"Aunty Doris, it is so sad to lose you at this time but also appreciate that this is God's will. I still remember stopping at the store at Aba Sports club just to greet you and chat with you. You were such a good friend to Adaugo and I and an amazing company. Ihuu and Udy, Chuma and I are in mourning with you. Praying God's fortitude on you and all your siblings.
Aunty Doris, I know you have gone to continue your love story with Uncle Green. May both your souls keep resting in peace.. Amen
Love and God's blessings,
"she is more than rubies......
It is written
A wife/mother/ friend of noble character, who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
The exit of your mother left no one in doubt that the short period she surgeon on earth, she was the best mum to her children and the best to all that she touched their lives as epitomized in her general strength of character.
UD and Ihuoma, in this moment of grief, I prey that the Almighty God who gives and takes will console you. She left a legacy for all to follow. KEEP IT ALIFE !!!
May her gentle soul rest peacefully in the Lord's blossom. Amen.
Mrs Obioma Ezeozue. JP
"My heartfelt condolences to Ud and her siblings. May the legacies your dear mom left behind be your comfort as you grieve. May her gentle soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace, amen!"
"It is still like a bad dream that can be wished or prayed away but with each passing day the the harsh reality sinks deeper that Lady Doris Oji has left this sinful world. We cannot question Almighty God for taking this ageless, warm, generous and beatiful daughter of zion. My prayer is that God will infinitely console Udy and her sibliings. Ogbom Rest in peace. Nnenna Umeh"
"O death has done it again. Lady Doris Green Oji is no more? What a world!!! Vanity indeed. Dear ones take heart. Your mummy touched many more lives than you can ever imagine. She loved & served her God with all her heart. Be consoled my dear ones. God is still God. I now cannot but pray that her soul finds an everlasting peace in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen & Amen. From ND Umeh"
"It's difficult to express how we felt when we heard of your passing.
" To die is to live in the hearts of those that love you."
You will forever be missed.
Uncle tennyson & Jane."
""My dearest friend UD, I have been trying to summon up courage to write this. Since I heard the sad news, I have been trying to process it in my head. Are we old enough to become orphans? Then this bible verse dropped in my thoughts Zech: 2.5 yes he will surround us with his hegde of fire and protect us. UD I know no amount of words can console you but I know Holy spirit will surely console you all and grant you that strength you need to pull through this difficult time. Your mum is resting in the Lord, she is free from pains. It is well ooooh"
Nneka Gloria Nlewedim-Okafor"
"Aunty Doris, you will be greatly missed. You left a vacuum that cannot be filled but we take delight in knowing the joy you brought to your family and friends. May God's bear you up into his loving arms.. RIP.."
"what can i say? Speechless…hmmm. GOD KNOWS BEST. Rest in peace aunty Green bekee Orji Amen. K. Imegwu"
"You were forever smiling and extremely warm hearted. May your path back home to the Almighty be smooth. Rest in perfect peace.
Lady Philo Ume"
"Aunty my fond memories of you were the times you spent with my family in lagos. You were always so easy to chat with,very entertaining, and down to earth.
i know there won't be a dull moment in heaven.
Gone too soon but who are we to question God?
Thank you for all the memories.
Love you Aunty"
"Pretty, ageless, generous and kind . You will be missed greatly.
Mazi Chima Ume"
"Ogbo ukwum, nwanyi oma, ga na udo. Words indeed fail me. Nnenna Ezuma"
"Mama UD,, t's still hard to believe you are no more. Continue to rest in peace."
"Ogbo ukwum, nwanyi oma, ga na udo. Words indeed fail me. Nnenna Ezuma"
"I Grant Iheanyi Oji, regret the passing away of my mother and grand mother Lady Doris Green, who has departed to be with the lord. In a brief statement , what can one say? This is very shocking , mummy you're gone and what God knows no man can question,it is a great loss for the entire family, as we mourn you we remember you as a wonderful, dynamic, super loving , caring and a sociable woman . You created a great impact in the funding ,raising , motherhood of all your siblings, and even those who were not related to you. As i write with tears i know you will never be forgotten, your memories will leave with us all the time forever more . Death is something we all owe to nature, a price we all must pay one day . Go in peace , and rest in the bosom of the Lords hands , it's well mama . adieu. Rest in peace Mummy Iheanyi. We love you."
"Sister U.D, the news of your precious mom's passing is so sad and painful! But please remain steadfast and trust that God is in control. May the good Lord carry you through this sorrowful time as you mourn. Sweet mother, may your soul rest in peace."
"My dear Lady D, Dor Dor as you are fondly called by friends. You'll be missed by all of us. I've been speechless ever since I got the news. All I pray is "May the Good Lord grant your loving soul eternal resting place in His bosom as you journey home to Him and also grant us you left behind the strength pull through till we meet again at His feet. Amen."
"Nwanyi oma! I never expected your demiss this soon. I was devastated by the news of your death but in everything we shall remain faithful to the Almighty. Your children and those you have called your will surely miss you but you are not forgotten. Sleep on nwanyioma!!
Tochi, Olivia, Kaira"
"Anty, what can I say but rest in perfect peace. You will be missed greatly. Ud and Ihuu be strong and know she is definitely at peace. I can only imagine what you are going through but just know that you did your very best and may God comfort you at this time."
"Aunty D! That's what I always called you during our conversations. I'd miss you... alot. Over the past few years, we built memories. I thank God for the mutual love we shared. I truly love you & I'm glad I told you this over & over the last time we spoke. May u rest in the Lord's bosom my beautiful Aunty D!
Anyi, UD, Ihuu & the entire family... May the Almighty comfort you. Amen. I can only imagine your pains! IT IS WELL!"
"Auntym, so full of life, joy ,love , jokes and laughter . Every minute spent with you was charged with energy . The memories of the days in Uzo's house when you visited still so fresh in my mind , we always looked forward to your visit , the gisting, laughter and late nights . You will be greatly missed by everyone who had the good fortune to meet you. May the good lord keep you forever in his grace , I have no doubt that you are with our almighty father where there is no pain. We love you and miss you so much.......no di ofuma . May God who is all knowing give your lovely children who are a testament to your love and selflessness the strength to trust in his love today and always xx"
"Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. When we were all growing up in Aba, I always saw you as what I now would call an absolutely stunning princess lady. And that's how I will always remember you. May The peace of God comfort the ones who will miss you most.
Heaven has indeed gained a beautiful angel.
Ijeoma Nwosu (née Unam)"
"Dearest Ud and Ihu, I don't know where to begin I'm just too shocked for words. Even though I new mummy was ill but I had this hope that she'll be better sooner or later. Your mum was so full of life, so kind and caring. I have so many fond memories of her......where do I begin. To think that I spoke with her early this year and she sounded strong. When I saw Ud's message earlier today I panicked and called her only for my fears to be confirmed. Please my dear I encourage you both to be strong God knows why things happen the way they do. We can only submit ourselves to His will. I know she is in a better place where sickness has no hold over her anymore. Adieu Lady Doris Green Orji you'll forever live in our hearts."
"Dear Mrs Green, dunno what to say..... Barely knew you, yet I knew so much about you.....Vivacious Diva! I remember seeing you off at the Lagos airport on this last trip, and even in pain and ill health, you were so full of life and assured me you'll conquer..... Speaking or chatting with UD often, we knew you were ill, but didn't know when you'd get better. Come 30th October and I glanced at my phone after a bbm MSG to UU as I fondly call her, only to see ' mum passed an hour ago'...I burst into tears......for all you were, all you'll forever be.... My love to IHUOMA, Man Johnee nd Paula. You fought till the end, yet what can we say to these things? It is well, it is well, with our souls....."
"Our lose, the kingdom's gain. We grief for the lose of a great gem, mother of all, problem solver, giver, motivator, a rock……. words cannot describe the enormity of our grief. But we all take solace in the peace we know you have with our Lord. Aunty Doris, we love you so much! Rest in perfect peace. Ihuu, Udy, John, Nene, Iheanyi, it is well!"
"Aunty Doris!!! I am still completely in shock! So much to say, to write! Speechless for now..."
"Rest in Peace mom! In God we find solace in a time like this. UU nwanne m it's well."
"I never had the honour of meeting this phenomenal Lady, but being a part of the lives of her beautiful daughters Uddy and Ihuu was enough insight into how amazing she must have been!!! The Lord always knows best!!! My heartfelt condolences to the Bereaved!!! Praying for you all!!! Love you!!!"
"Udy, Ihuu and family, I know you prayed and wanted a different outcome, but God answered His way. I hope you find solace in God at this time. She was special and touched many lives. Keep your faith strong and know that she was called home and is in the sweet arms of our Lord. Unu ndoo."
"May her gentle soul find rest in the Lord's bosom!"
"This is the most shocking news ever.I cant even believe that the ever charming,elegant,cheerful,kind,humble,energetic,hardworking and loving Doris is gone to be seen no more.I pray that God will give the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.Rest in Perfect Peace Aunty Doris Green Orji 'Ezinne'.The Church,your friends,and your Community will miss you.Adieu,Adieu,Adiue."
I was hoping it was all a lie.
You were so full of life the last I saw you. So hard to believe but God knows best.
May you rest well.
"Aunty! wow... i can't seem to find the words at this time. You were one of a kind; you always had a kind and a gentle word to give out. Aunty, may your sweet and gentle soul rest in the bosom of our lord. ..Amen."
"Aunty mee, It is well. A lot in my mind to say, but don't know where to start. You will for ever remain GREEN in my mind. But it's well. You were not just an aunty but like another mother too. I will miss most your motherly advises, your smiles, your kindness, your gifts, your love and of course the name that you alone calls me "my Fulani" . It was a tough battle and you fought it like a lioness you are. I remember the day I came to see you shortly before you traveled to the US, you said to me in Igbo. "Oria tiri aka na tipper bu aja" and I believed you knowing you are a strong woman. Fare well Nwanyioma, NwanyiObioma, Till we meet to part no more. And to Mazi Iheanyi, my own U, Ihu maranma, man johnee, nnenne, your spouses and kids, karanu obi inu. Take heart and may The Lord comfort you all and give you the grace to bear this huge loss. Amen"
I remember the last day we met. We sat beside each other in Chisco bus from Lagos to Aba and talked all the way like old friends.
I remember seeing you the times I came to the house to see my childhood mainest man - John your last son.
I remember your SMILE.
It was great knowing you.
It was great feeling your warmth.
We all feel the pain of your transition but the JOY...yes JOY (in capital letters) of knowing that God is heartily smiling at you lights up the light in our hearts.
Thank you for who you were on earth.
Have a good night sleep."
"May the good Lord grant mama Ud eternal rest in his arms. We pray that God will grant your children and the loved ones you left behind the fortitude to bear the loss in Jesus name. Mazi Alex ezeh and family."
"Aunty Doris, Aunty as you were fondly called. The shock is unspeakable. We talked on your birthday this year. It is well. I am happy that your daughters stood by you through this trying period. UD and Ihu well-done. The Lord will welcome you in his bossom. Anyi,Ud,Ihu,John and Paula, may the Lord wipe your tears away. It is well, I cannot imagine Arochukwu without aunty Doris. God is in control."
"This is one loss too huge to bear but take consolation in the fact your beloved mum is resting in the bossom of the Lord. This is beyond human. I pretty much believe you and the rest of the family gave her unsurpassed and undivided attention and care she needed but the call of God we can't question. The Lord will strenghten you and the rest of the family in this trying time.Rest in peace MAMA UD. Iyke Igbokwe & family."
"Wow, Aunty Nnenna, this news is still too hard for me to process. You have always been full of life, kind, loving and suportive. May The Lord Almighty console, comfort and fill the gaping hole your departure has caused. Udy, Ihuoma and the entire family, please hang on to Jehovah God and he will grant you peace. Many blessings, Ebere Ume"
"Ah! Udy and Ihu the news of your mum's passing hit me like a ton of bricks. I still can't believe it. Anty! Woman of God! Ever so vibrant, full of life, loving and kind. You will never be forgotten oooo! Chai! Sleep well eh. Rest in the lord."
"Auntie Doris. Always smiling, energetic, bubbling. I can't believe am writing a tribute for you. I can never forget your support for us when our own mum dead just a few years back. You were still mourning uncle, yet you came out to show your love and last respect to your dear friend, defying all traditional rites. You were a good friend. My mum always counted on you. You loved her and she knew that and am grateful for that. I am in tears. It is hard to come in terms with these things. Rest in peace AUNTIE. We will all be fine in Jesus Name. Amen"
"Aunty mi, so this it !!!!!!!! Still speechless."
"Hmmmmmmm..........still remember Hw u pampered me wen I came all d way from lagos to Aba for Ihuoma's wedding.Rest in peace Anty Doris!"
"Sweet mom, I met you for the very first time beginning of this year and saw your very sweet soul. I was praying for you but I know God has answered in a different way. May your soul rest in peace!"
"I am speechless. I find it difficult to accept the rude shock of her demise. A loving Lady. I will ever miss her. Rest In Peace."
"I am speechless. I am finding it difficult to accept the rude shock of her demise. A loving lady, I will ever miss you. Rest in perfect peace."
"Farewell my lovely aunty we shall meet to part no more we all will miss u especially Ur only sister my mummy. I remembered d roll u played during my father burial just 2 years ago now everybody is saying RIP. My ever sweet aunty go well who are we 2 question God, he knows best. Farewell Mrs Green Ur children will miss u more."
"I'm still speechless. My Auntie Dor Dor! Hmmmm."
"Aunty Doris you will forever be remembered and forever missed. Your pretty face, beautiful smile, the grace with which you carried yourself.
You had a presence that lit up the room, and you always seemed so happy.
May the Lord give your family the strength and heart to bear such a tremendous loss.
Laa n'udo aunty. It's time to rest, in perfect peace."
"Ihuu and Udy,....chaii...I actually called to greet you all yesterday morning [just to ask how she was doing]when I left a message and I had not heard at the time about this HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE Loss !! Why do we lose the BEST of Angels on Earth,so soon...but,I remembered that quote"there are 2 things for sure in life, "the day you were born and the day you die",in that vein,please take heart,accept my condolences on behalf of my Family.........your Mom was like a Mom to all her friends' Children in Aba and Nigeria,To my Mom and all her friends,she was certainly,a FRIEND INDEED.......She was an EPITOME of BEAUTY,SHE WAS GENEROUS,SHE WAS KIND,SHE WAS VERY COMPASSIONATE,SHE WAS SO RESPECTFUL AMONG HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS,HER WISDOM WAS EXCEPTIONAL,SHE WAS GRACEFUL AND MOST OF ALL SHE WAS A BELIEVER IN OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,A VERY PRAYERFUL AND VIRTUOUS WOMAN,HER LAUGHTER FILLS THE ROOM,NOW SHE IS GONE,GONE TO BE WITH OTHER ANGELS,GONE TO BE WITH HER MASTER;JESUS!! A VACUUM HAS BEEN CREATED !... NO ONE CAN FILL IT !! REST IN THE BOSOM OF THE LORD, AUNT DORIS,WE ALL WILL MISS YOU FOREVER,WE ALL LOVE YOU !! Ndo nu O! So sorry...."I have lit a candle in my home for her sweet soul to rest peacefully in the Lord" amen.I must commend Ihuu and Uzo...for all the care and sacrifices you gave her...well done !! She has finished this race, elegantly and boldly...May the Lord be your strength,we have you in our prayers..it is well, be HER star..she is watching over you all@Ihuu OjiAzuike,,,Dirim Capital, Mazi Anyi Oji,John Green, Nnenne Oji....LA"
"Aunty Green Oji!!! Still remember the first time I met you......you made such an impression. We had stopped by your shop after our evening walk....I was mesmerized!!..... You made me feel like we had know each years before, like I was your long lost goddaughter"
"How can anyone describe the loss of a mother! I can imagine the pain, the despair, the tears, the prayers and the hope of a miracle. Death is a part of life...sounds brutal but true. She came...she saw...she conquered. She has done her part...she has poured all that our Maker deposited in her into all of her children. She did not live in vain, she came for this purpose and she lived to the fullest! Take heart Ihuu, Ud and the rest of your family. Indeed her rest has come. RIP beautiful woman. Rest in the bossom of the Lord where you will never feel any more pain."
"Dearest mummy!! My sweetest mummy!! Mummy of life!!! So much to say but still speechless...I will ALWAYS LOVE YOU!!!"
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