- 62 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 1, 1952
- Place of birth:
Oshie, Bamenda, Cameroon
- Date of passing: Jun 11, 2014
- Place of passing:
|"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day." 2 Tim 4:7-8|
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved mother, Mami Winifred Chi, 62, born on January 1, 1952 and passed away on June 11, 2014. She was a true queen and heroine - her legacy will live forever!
"The first candle represents our grief.
The pain of losing you is intense.
It reminds us of the depth of our love for you.
This second candle represents our courage.
To confront our sorrow,
To comfort each other,
To change our lives.
This third candle we light in your memory.
For the times we laughed,
The times we cried,
The times we were angry with each other,
The silly things you did,
The caring and joy you gave us.
This fourth candle we light for our love.
We light this candle that your light will always shine.
As we enter this holiday season and share this night of remembrance
with our family and friends.
We cherish the special place in our hearts
that will always be reserved for you.
We thank you for the gift
your living brought to each of us.
We love you.
We miss you."
"Sleep on sweet mother"
"Thinking of the day you parted fry of this sinful world. You won all shame, pain and labor and are in a better place. Help me get there too one day, my wish and hope forever, to reunite with you and the angels."
"Today, I continue to water your earthly flowers to show that you still live in me. You blossom in every aspect of my life, and your legacy is reflected in heaven. Jéhovah's princess, you are!"
"Mami Shammah, mother of great faith and strength. You are always fresh in my memories and I have peace because pain and labor in no more for you. You are working so hard everyday with the angels to help us through earthly struggles. Thanks for being an intercessor and wishing us well every second of our lives. You will forever remain an Awesome Mother. RIP"
"Sweet mother, on this 2nd anniversary of your passing, I continue to thank God for giving you to us. Because of what you taught me & imbibed in my genetic code, I can proudly face the challenges of this modern age without fear. Because you raised me to stand on Christ, the solid rock. Azah is now 2 yrs old and I tell her of what a wonderful grandma you were. I'm sure she has no clue what I'm talking about but she will come to know what a strong, spirited, gifted, talented, hard-working, prayerful, self-sacrificing, joyful, and peace-loving grandma you were. I love you and miss you Mom!"
""I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us, None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare." Ps 40:1-5"
"It truly had to happen one day. Abu, you weathered your daughter's loss for one year, we applaud you. God has a better place for both of you now, your smiles are united again. We miss you, Abu. Ella is in pain and sends your off with lots of flowers. Peace, perfect Peace, is your portion now. Bye bye Abu."
"Mom, today Abu passed to glory to be with you. She was a good grandmother and we thank God for her life well spent here on earth. I know you both are with the Lord and we will miss you so dearly. Goodbye my lovely Abu until we meet again. Farewell Grandmother!"
"Gone too soon! I love you Mom and pray you continue to find rest @ the bosom of our Lord."
"One year seems long but it seems like yesterday to me. Mami, we truly miss you but know you're in a better place where toiling is not your portion. You worked hard without resting, God decided to give you a timely rest in a lovely place. Keep praying for us that we may truly leave and speak your legacy. RIP. Mom."
"It now marks 1 yr Mom since you left us. I will always love you dearly until we meet again to depart no more. Continue to RIP."
"Mother is gold, Mother is love. Mother's day came and went with no sign or feeling of mother in me. I cried and cried because I could hear you talk to me but could not feel you. Mami, had I known you will last just for this little while, I should had cherished you more. My heart bleeds every single day I think of your passing. How will I ever believe it? You see my heart and best can help me regain my daily strength. Hope you had the best mother's day in heaven. Keep watching and praying for us. Today is exactly 11 months since you left us. Waoh, how time flies. Mami, I miss you and will forever miss you. I'm living life the hard way without you. No one to direct me with love . I need help, mom!!!"
"My beloved mother, happy mother's day! Its almost a year since you left us. How can i forget what a wonderful mother u were. What i am is you. You r forever in my heart sweet mother. Happy mother's day Mami Chi!"
"Mother, Happy New Year 2015 and Happy 63rd Birthday. You are not gone, God is just hiding you way from us. Your absence will forever remain in my life, it has groomed me to become a stronger person. Love you , miss you and will forever miss you. R.I.P, my mother."
"It seems to me as it is still a dream.mami I find it difficult to believe because from our discussions there was hope and targets you had to accomplish when u recover. JUNE 11 11:30AM or whatever name should have never came. Mami you did not relent your effort with words of encouragement despite in pains. I felt agape love from a mother. Each day when I remember your prophecy for my life, tears runs down but there is only one thing that calms my spirit you are resting at the lords bossom.
The legacy you left shall come to pass as I already feel it in my nucleus and extended family. Many have come to know Christ .Mami the foundation you laid , the walls will be raised to completion through christ who will strengthen us. I know that has always been your prayer.
Adios mami .I love you but the almighty wanted your around."
"weh mami as i called u too, u were in deed a mother. u tot me a mother is not only biological. from the day i entered ya house in yde, u loved me without reservations. i lossed ma husband u were there for me, i lossed my brother, u didnt relent. how will i eva tell u i love u.i remember how much u prayed for me . finally the graduation is caming an i am becoming wat u prayed for, then u go? who is gonna do all the show ups for dat day ? with so much tears in ma eyes, go well moda. say me well to Divne and Elvis. till we meet again. u reamin i ma heart for eva"
"From Deaconess Mercy Ekanem
Mama the news of your death came as a bombshell because I did not hear of your sickness but I heard as a shock that Wednesday afternoon. mama I love you for your love knew no boundary. Mama you took care of my daughter while in Bamenda; even myself you once guided me to my testimony. I thought you will be there so that I will share my testimony with you but now you are gone. Adieu!
May your soul rest in peace .
Deaconess Mercy Ekanem."
I remember how we used to chat and laugh together. A few months ago, you called and told me that you were sick and were going to Douala for treatment.
I cannot forget that wednesday, when i spoke with you early in the morning and encouraged you in the Lord with these words: "ma Chi, don't be afraid. Jesus is with you. On Saturday, three of us will come to Douala and visit you." Little did i know that Saturday was too far to meet with you and that, i was talking with you for the last time. I got a great shock when i was told that same wednesday afternoon that ma Chi is dead. Truly, our thoughts are different from God's
I know with Jesus, you are sleeping, but you have left a big vacuum in my life which only Jesus will fill. Ma Chi, i loved you but Jesus loved you most. Adieu!!
Ma Roselind Nkengasu
"My dear mami,i couldnt believe when i was called the moment u left us . It was a sad and touching moment for me, yet it was mixed with relief and joy since you had fought a long battle with the pain , and was now at rest. I will miss you more than words could ever say. But I look forward to seeing you again in that land that is fairer than day.
– Mami you were a woman of prayer. Your prayer-life is a constant rebuke to me. You prayed at home, and was always present in the place of public prayer.what a lovely mother you were, i remember how u took care of me when i was operated, yours words of encouragement, how you called me your last daughter and how we chatted still 11pm the period i stayed at your place, i miss that and i will always hold u in my heart.RIP MAMI AND ENJOY HEAVEN"
"Well Sister Winnie, We are really short of words to express the pain in our hearts. It is hard to lose somebody who is loving, caring, nurturing, and someone who can put a smile in your face no matter the circumstances. You were really empowering to me specifically for the strength I saw in you, your hard work and dedication to the family. I did not know that, that was my last moments with you when I last visited Cameroon and we had that very good time at home, walk to my brother's house and you proudly introduce me to my brother and family as your number one (1) wife. Neither did Wycliff and I knew that it was our last time speaking to you while you were in Douala seeking treatment. You continued to give us hope and the forever smile that we will always miss. You went away from our lives so soon, but God knows why. We are full with tears in our eyes, pain and agony in our hearts because you occupied a very important position in our lives. The family is so traumatize because you are no more, but we know you are in a better place. Your life was short but very meaningful! Rest in perfect peace.
Your number 1 wife & family
Caro/Wycliff Anyangwe and the kids (USA)"
"This news has been very heartbreaking, but we are comforted by the fact that we know where you are gone. I still remember the way you would advise us all when we visited and made sure that us the friends of your children were fine. You would talk to us, tell us to be nothing but the best and caution us like you would your own children and for that, I will always remember you. You have fought the fight and finished the race and won the crown and I pray that God grants peace and comfort to the children, grandchildren and papa that you have left behind. May they continue the good work you started and hold high your legacy (Which I believe they already do because they exhibit every aspect of what you have taught them and instilled in them). May your soul rest in peace, you will be dearly missed."
"Mom, I love your fight and victory. This is now my own turn to continue with the fight and to demonstrate that i am every inch your daughter! I am conscious that we will meet again, you have joined the rest of the Generals who have gone ahead of you - for I know that nothing in this life can now compare to the riches, blessings & rest that now surround you. I know you are waiting for us and are encouraging us to be strong & faithful so that one day, we will be together with you and the Lord. Precious in the Lord's sight, is your passing away - your type is rare and even God enjoys's good things! that's why He took you to be with Him. My mind is at peace finally and i embrace your rest with assurance and Hope. Goodbye Mom......"
"Mami, though I never met you physically, I felt I knew you through your daughter Lum. She is the woman she is today as a result of your guidance. You will be missed by her and her siblings and more so by your grand kids with whom you shared brief but memorable moments.
Mami, you have gone too soon but hope you are finally at peace. Keep praying and interceding for the loved ones you have left behind who are shattered by your leaving but who also firmly believe you have gone to prepare a better place for them.
Rest Mami, rest in peace. Adieu....."
"Dear, Grandma this is Pearl,
Eulogy from Pearl Annie Anyafor Nyambi
Dear Grandma, I just want you to know that you are the best grandma in the whole world. Thank you for taking care of our family while we visited you in Cameroon. I just want to say that; “no one in the entire whole world can replace you”. I remember how you were so nice and wonderful to our family when we visited last year. You kept us clean and gave us food and shelter when we came to Cameroon.
And most of all, you gave birth to the most wonderful woman in the world, my mom, and also all my loving aunties and uncles.
Please, just watch over us. I will try to be strong. Also watch over baby Azah please and bless her and Auntie Manka, because she is in terrible pain that you passed when the baby came.
I love you, and I will miss you sooo much.
"Mami, how can I be writing this about you? How can people be talking about you in the past tense? When is this loooong dream going to be over? Mami, I know you were braver than this! Everyone says you were a rock. No better adjective could be used to describe you because a rock you truly were! And you know what? I know where people like you go; they go to a place called heaven where there is no more pain, no more sadness, no more diseases, no qualms whatsoever!
I remember how I used to sneak into your house, when you had gone to church, to see your daughter; I remember how you used to fight to keep me away, but I was just that guy who will not leave your daughter alone! You and I finally made peace when you realized that I wasn't just coming to fool around with your daughter. Mami, I thank you for grooming my wife in your own very ways. I remain indebted to you.
I know that wherever you are, you are our guiding angel. So we promise to weep no more. You told Ella to tell us you wanted us to be strong. We promise to be strong because we know wherever you are, you are having a swell time. Enjoy all you can, but don't forget to book some bedrooms for us, for we know that one day we'll meet to part no more. Enjoy yourself Mami. You worked for it!"
"Mama Chi as a teacher, a deaconess and powerful lady was an amazing person. It is with sadness that I realize she is not in the flesh anymore. Her wonderfulness can be seen in Sarah who is always so nice to me and encouraged me, gave me advice and shoes when I was in one of the lowest moments in my life."
"Goodbye, Madam Chi. It was a pleasure being your student. May your gentle soul rest in peace ( I have no doubts it will). To Sarah, may you and your family find strength and healing in knowing she's at rest with the Lord. God bless you all."
"Mami, I am still in awe at your passing. Everyone keeps telling me to be strong for my baby Azah; but, I cannot reconcile the fact that you waited for me to have the baby before leaving us. You remain my solid rock and even in death, your brazen strength and unique smile give me the power to go on. Your legacy lives on Mami Chi!"
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