Micheal Chukwudumebi Mokaeze
  • 86 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 6, 1928
  • Date of passing: Feb 2, 2015
Let the memory of Micheal be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Micheal Mokaeze, 86, born on September 6, 1928 and passed away on February 2, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Nneka Nwajei on 6th September 2016

"I celebrate you today and always! Rest on Papa, Rest on dearest dad, Faithful friend, Rest on till we meet again! Thank you so much for who you are..You remain the best!!!"

This tribute was added by Catherine Nnaji on 6th September 2016

"Happy post humus birthday papa . Continue to rest in peace amen"

This tribute was added by Nneka Nwajei on 19th June 2016

"Always and forever in my heart! I celebrate you today, tomorrow and forever! A FATHER indeed! You are a worthy DAD! Continue to rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Nneka Nwajei on 19th April 2016

"My Papa, My Daddy, My Friend, My Confidant, My Adviser, My Teacher, My Pastor, My Mentor! Always & Forever Miss You!
Gone But Never Forgotten!!"

This tribute was added by Chukuemeka Adimora on 19th April 2016

"How time flies. ......may his irreplaceable soul continue to rest in the bosom of his maker. He was very unassuming and humble to a fault.  Nneka and siblings the Lord will continue in consolation and compassion to you all until we meet to part no more. Rest on MC MOKA."

This tribute was added by Nneka Nwajei on 9th April 2016

"I miss you so much papa and wish I could talk with you... There's hardly anyone to trust these days and get that kind of advice that comes only from a good & loving heart, those words of wisdom that's not found on book shelves......your words of wisdom are priceless! If tears could build bridges to heaven,I sure will cry enough to  build a bridge to get see you. But knowing how much you loved and cared, am consoled knowing you are watching over us..... Continue to REST PAPA!"

This tribute was added by chiedozie kevin Mokaeze on 2nd February 2016

"Its 1 year today since u left us papa but still looks like yesterday, continue to rest in God's presence.....We miss u so much......"

This tribute was added by Nneka Nwajei on 2nd February 2016

"Irreplaceable that's who you are, unforgettable that's how you will stay! It's the reason why I feel pain in my heart by your physical absence yet my soul rejoices for who you are and what you left behind. As we remember and celebrate you today & always, am consoled knowing you are resting in peace & in the best place! Live on my outstanding & beloved Papa!!!❤️"

This tribute was added by Nneka Nwajei on 12th September 2015

"Miss you....Miss you....Miss you sooooo much! Words can't describe it! Miss your advice on life's issues. I know you are watching over us! Live on papa!"

This tribute was added by Nneka Nwajei on 7th September 2015

"Your physical absence still hurts but your indelible mark is so comforting. Happy birthday PAPA! You lived! You loved!! You were here!!! There's enough proof, you were distinct, you stood out and will forever live on....❤️"

This tribute was added by Emeka Okonji on 7th September 2015

"Happy Birthday Papa.. May you continue to rest in Peace. Enjoy Your day Papa"

This tribute was added by Catherine Nnaji on 6th September 2015

"Happy  post humous  birthday  Papa. Enjoy your day with the saints."

This tribute was added by Nneka Nwajei on 9th March 2015

"Nnam Onyeoma!
All that you taught me, all the memories, all the lessons and good times makes the aches and pain of your absence lighter
Not a single day passes without feeling your presence. I have been thinking a lot & meditating on your matchless attributes & knowing that you fulfilled your purpose here on planet earth is comforting.
Then realized that I didn't LOSE you! Though your absence hurts..(big time)
You simply moved on to the next level!
A better place, watching over us with the host of heaven! Heaven must have thrown a remarkable party to welcome you home...
2nd of February....that was the DAY!
Unforgettable!!!!"

This tribute was added by Peter Nwajei on 4th March 2015

"A Tribute to my loving Father-In-Law..
Papa, it’s so hard to come to terms with the fact that you are no more with us.. As we say farewell and celebrate the life of a truly loving, caring, awesome father and role model, I really thank and appreciate God for bringing someone like you in our lives, and the number of years he gave us opportunity to share in your wealth of knowledge and wisdom.. As hard, as we feel your passing, we cannot but reflect on your legacies and the many lives you touched.. Your exemplary lifestyle taught all of us the true meaning of courage, discipline, honesty, integrity, and self-confidence.. In a lot of ways, you were ahead of the times you lived in, and I always felt so proud knowing that I have you as ‘Father-In-Law’.. Papa, you have left a vacuum that will be very difficult to fill..

Our wish and prayers for you as you journey on beyond this earth, is that his mercies and goodness abide with you always.. We will forever cherish your memory..

ADIEU, Papa.. Rest in perfect peace..

Your Son In-Law:  
Peter Eluemunoh Nwajei"

This tribute was added by Steve Azaiki on 4th March 2015

"PA Michael Chukwudumebi Mokaeze Goes Home…

Then out spake brave Horatius
The Captain of the gate:
‘To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late
And how can man die better
Then facing fearful odds
For the ashes of his father
And the temples of the god’s?’
(Thomas Babington Macaulay) Lays of ancient Rome, Horatius

Nneka, the beautiful enterprising daughter of Pa Michael, in whom he was well pleased, mother and wife, loving daughter and a great sister, the one that makes the old man laugh loud,told me that Pa Micheal Mokaeze is dead, I was dumb founded. Only few weeks ago Nneka had spoken glowingly of the old man,how happy she was to have spent Christmas.
Living far away in canada has not diminished the love between father and daughter.

Pa Mokaeze was a strict disciplinarian, a no nonsense father, he,like Ralph Waldo Emerson (1802 – 82) will say ‘the reward of a thing well done, is to have done it well’.

Pa Michael Mokaeze life was that of leadership by example, He believes in showing example and setting the pace. He was soft and gentle yet firm on discipline.

It was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who said, “Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime. And departing leaves us Footprints on sands of time”.

Pa Michael Mokaeze’s passing on to glory on the 2nd of February, 2015 will be missed by all. His burial on the 17th/18thApril will bring young and old, men and women, from all works of life to celebrate a great man, a wise man who has left us to join his ancestors.

In his epitaph, to paraphrase Benjamin Franklin ( epitaph on himself, 1728). “The body of Michael Mokaeze, trader, farmer, teacher and philosopher ( like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out and stripped of its lettering and gilding), lies here, food for worms; but the work shall not be lost; for it will ( as he believed) appear once more in a new and more elegant edition, revised and corrected by the Author”.

Prof. Steve Azaiki, OON.
Chairman National Think Tank, Nigeria"

This tribute was added by Nnamdi Nwajei on 3rd March 2015

"A tribute to my grandfather:
I feel very blessed to have known such a man as Papa. A man so wise, so strong, and so loving will always be remembered. Death is inevitable, but there is peace in knowing that you're in a better place, with our maker, watching over our entire family and guiding us in the right path. You were a role model and your lessons and teachings have & will be passed down through the generations of our family, moulding us all into good human beings. May the good feelings of our memories of you bring us consolation, now and always. We miss you Papa.
Gone but never forgotten.
- Nnamdi Nwajei (Grandson)"

This tribute was added by Nosike Agokei on 2nd March 2015

"It was a great pleasure meeting you. I cherished your wealth of knowledge and your beautiful and persuasive style of discussion. I recall the smiles on your face as you endeavored to put across a convincing argument. For me, it's not just a matter of "will miss you"; the fact is that we are already missing you greatly. Have a great time in heaven!"

This tribute was added by Gloria Ogbeide Ikerodah on 27th February 2015

"Oh Papa... It's really unfortunate for me, that I didn't get to meet u, even thou I had planned with Nneka to come visit you in Nigeria . With all the wonderful things I've heard about you, I realized a genius, committed, faithful, caring, devoted, disciplined and a very good man has just gone to meet with The Lord...
You truly lived a good life you produced very good results and your legacies will live on... You are always loved Papa and you will never be forgotten...
May you continue to sleep in The Lord and may your humble and gentle soul rest in peace....
We all love you papa adieu...

Your self adopted daughter Gloria."

This tribute was added by Gloria Ogbeide Ikerodah on 27th February 2015

"Oh Papa... It's really unfortunate for me, that I didn't get to meet u, even thou I had planned with Nneka to come visit you in Nigeria . With all the wonderful things I've heard about you, I realized a genius, committed, faithful, caring, devoted, disciplined and a very good man has just gone to meet with The Lord...
You truly lived a good life you produced very good results and your legacies will live on... You are always loved Papa and you will never be forgotten...
May you continue to sleep in The Lord and may your humble and gentle soul rest in peace....
We all love you papa adieu...

Your self adopted daughter Gloria."

This tribute was added by chiedozie kevin Mokaeze on 27th February 2015

"A tribute 2 my father inlaw...........He was a very great man, d few times I spent knowing him was  wonderful, I wish you could have stayed longer, but it's sad dat ur gone, I will miss u BIG.......Rest well papa......... Your daughter inlaw, Hodo Mokaeze"

This tribute was added by chiedozie kevin Mokaeze on 27th February 2015

"A tribute to my loving father.....My father was a great man and an amazing father. He was someone I could always run to. I am thankful for the Times I had with him on this earth and the many memories that I will always cherish. You taught me what it really means to be a good brother, friend, husband and father . With your soft and consistent counseling filled with affection, molding and shaping the developmental years of my life without sparring the rod. I couldn't have asked for a better dad cos you were just the BEST....Rest in peace Papa. My HERO. Edozie Mokaeze"

This tribute was added by chiedozie kevin Mokaeze on 27th February 2015

"A tribute to my loving father.....My father was a great man and an amazing father. He was someone I could always run to. I am thankful for the Times I had with him on this earth and the many memories that I will always cherish. You taught me what it really means to be a good brother, friend, husband and father . With your soft and consistent counseling filled with affection, molding and shaping the developmental years of my life without sparring the rod. I couldn't have asked for a better dad cos you were just the BEST....Rest in peace Papa. My HERO. Edozie Mokaeze"

This tribute was added by Emeka Okonji on 27th February 2015

"It is a pity that I never got the opportunity to see you to be carried and showered with lot of kisses. I wish to say farewell Papa. May your soul rest in Perfect peace.
- From Your Great grandson Tobechukwu Okonji."

This tribute was added by Chiedu Onwuegbuzie on 25th February 2015

"Death is inevitable,  but you can never be prepared or ready to lose someone so dear to you. Papa, I really still can't believe that you are gone. Your death has left a big vacuum in my heart.

I was truly blessed, lucky and fortunate to have had a father like you. Papa you thought me the most significant morals and values of life, which are;
To always put God first
To be true to myself
To be honest
To be kind
It breaks my heart that I didn't get to say goodbye and my kids (Gabriella & Giovanni) didn't get the chance to meet the most awesome,  wonderful and loving grandfather in the world.

Though death has taken you away from me, but you will always be in my heart forever...

Rest in peace my beloved Father.

Lots of love
Your daughter Edu baba oo... like you normally call me."

This tribute was added by Chiedu Onwuegbuzie on 25th February 2015

"To our lovely grandpa who we didn't get the chance to meet. We will always love you and will miss you so much.

Rest in peace grandpa..

Love your grandchildren
Gabriella and Giovanni Onwuegbuzie"

This tribute was added by Odia Esther on 25th February 2015

"TO MY  HERO.                                                   It happened on that fateful Monday,sitting by you and watched you slipped off gradually and peacefully to your Creator. It was Glorious though very painful.  l thank God for his unflinching love on you.                                                     You were GREAT, a HERO, full with WISDOM, had fear of GOD and stood for TRUTH. You loved and stood always for us your children, wife, grandchildren and grandchild. You gave us all a stable background and influenced especially in our education, morals and Faith in God.                                     THANK YOU MY HANDSOME DAD.  I love you and will greatly miss you. Farewell my Hero and may the Angeles in Heaven lead you on.         Nnamoo je ije Oma. Eternal  rest Grant him Oh Lord.                       Lady Adaeze Okonji."

This tribute was added by Odia Esther on 25th February 2015

"To My beloved Grandpa; l know you are already in Heaven watching over us.And probably looking down with love and pride at the family you have built. You can be rest assured that we will never forget all you have taught us, these will pass on to our children and grandchildren too. No matter the years, we all will remember Grandpa's HANDS. We have watched these hands do many things, they were strong yet gentle and honest. There were always great love in grandpa's hand. You loved and prayed for our well being.We will miss you but will NEVER forget you because you have imprinted  yourself permanently in our hearts. We love you. Now if anyone comes looking for you,we would say " The good grandpa is not home,he has gone on a long journey'. Farewell  Grandpa your deserved a perfect rest. God bless your soul.    your grandson; Michael Onyeka Okonji"

This tribute was added by olabimpe ogunkuade on 25th February 2015

"Sleep on in the bossom of the lord sir! May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Uchechukwuka Okonji on 25th February 2015

"Papa, I am proud of how you evolved with times and how you laughed and lived life to the fullest, while keeping your hard-working values. I am so very grateful to have had a grandfather like you, for you were indeed a treasure who will live on forever in our hearts, minds and spirit......Rest in peace Papa

Your Grandson,
Uchechukwuka Okonji"

This tribute was added by Emeka Okonji on 25th February 2015

"Papa words will not be enough to describe how one feels, I am grateful to God for your life and I am happy to be part of your Legacy. You were such a hard-working and Inspirational man.. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.. Adieu Papa.
- Your Grandson Emeka Okonji"

This tribute was added by Adaeze Mokaeze on 25th February 2015

"Papa it is unbelievable that you are gone. I saw you just at christmas. It breaks my heart that you are gone but I know you are in a much better place. I am thankful to God and to you for being a man of great Spirituality, love and responsibility. You were a jovial and people loving man. Most of all I am indebted to you for giving me and raising a man as good as my father. Papa Daalu. You will be greatly missed. I love you and rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Larry Osai on 25th February 2015

"Sir,
I never got to meet you before the heavenly call but the tributes from your children and all those who knew attest to the goodness of your being when you were here with us. The love you shared with your children is also evident from their glowing tributes. Rest in Peace Papa. You have played your role, run a good race. May the family you left behind keep your flag hoisted and flying."

This tribute was added by ngozi nnaji on 25th February 2015

"The moment l met Nneka your daughter the chemistry clicked and ever since we became good friends/ sisters. On February 2nrd that dreaded call came through from Nne " Ngo papa m anwugo" l commiserated with her. I said to myself a good,  and Godly gentle man has gone  even though l haven't met you personally but l knew you had an expectional quality having raised a lady l call my friend. 
Nneka,although your heart may be broken,
There's no need to weep for him
he is in a wonderful place now,
Where he is happy and so carefree.
He had to go, but have left behind
Good memories to comfort you.
Concentrate on the best times you had,
And try not to feel so blue.
So try to lift up your heads now,
And dare to set grief aside,
Because we will all met to part no more. he will be waiting there for you,
To welcome you to the other side.Rest in peace Papa.
Ngozi Nnaji"

This tribute was added by ngozi mokwunye on 25th February 2015

"A Tribute to Our Grandfather…

Grandpa, we love you for you are a kind gentleman, a special Man and the Greatest, no wonder Dumebi was named after you.

The Last Time we spent with you and Grandma at Ibusa was so much fun we shared and will miss you so dearly as we cannot think of any better tribute than to say we will aIways love you and May God be with you Grandpa.

Rest In Peace Grandpa..

Lots of Love from your Grand Children Chiedu, Fumnaya and Chukwudumebi Micheal Mokwunye"

This tribute was added by ngozi mokwunye on 25th February 2015

"A TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER: THE FIRST GOOD MAN I HAVE EVER LOVED.

M.C MOKA,   as you are fondly called by your children;

It’s a privilege having you as my DAD and my learned colleague because your intelligence was more like an advocate at the Bar.

Hmmmmmm, I remember on my Call to Bar day, I saw how proud and happy you felt to have me become a Lawyer.  

Dad, I love you for an infinite number of reasons. I feel so blessed to have you as my father and I am thankful for the wonderful life you have given us and to those that knew you throughout these years will live on.

I would like to celebrate you: a magnificent man, a loyal, loving husband, a devoted father, grandfather and great- grandfather, an Apostle of the Lord and a true friend. Please know that my list of gratitude is endless and continues to grow with each passing day.

Adieu Papa, Sleep well on our Lord‘s Bosom.

From Your Daughter: Barr.(Mrs.) Ngozi Mokwunye"

This tribute was added by ngozi mokwunye on 25th February 2015

"A Tribute to My Father-in-Law Apostle Michael Chukwudumebi Mokaeze
Papa has touched each of our lives in ways that cannot be expressed with words through his living example; he has taught us what it means to be a man of Humility, Honor, Grace and Faith.
We have so many wonderful memories with him that we will treasure for the years to come, all of them Happy and Joyful. Not only has he been an amazing father to my wife, but also an incredible role model to our children.
We will miss you Papa so dearly, but I am confident that your legacy will live on and I give thanks to God for your life well lived
Adieu Papa!

From Your Son ; John Mokwunye"

This tribute was added by Adaora Nwajei on 24th February 2015

"A man as virtuous as you seems so rare in this world. Oh Papa, you were so strong, so wise, so loving, among many other things. Thank you for being such an inspiration. Now you are with our Lord, but the memories of you will remain with us, comforting us. I'll miss you papa; You will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace
-your granddaughter Adaora"

This tribute was added by Anthony Ukpo on 24th February 2015

"Your departure though at a ripe age, was nevertheless painful you have left behind many good offsprings. You can now in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Mamab Joy on 24th February 2015

"Papa, oh my guy ,to say I wil miss you is understatement, my guy insincerity I lacked d right word to describe our closeness.your moral fatherly advice will will always guide me in life  and thank God for bringing me close to you through ur beautiful children.sleep on my father, my guy and my very thing till we meet to part no more . Lady Joy Ajufoh"

This tribute was added by Odia Esther on 24th February 2015

"Dear grandPa,  you would always remain commanding with your spirit of fatherliness and togetherness. You defined family and have left  a very strong legacy behind.  You live on in us!!! Adieu grandpa. Grandson victor Odia"

This tribute was added by Odia Esther on 24th February 2015

"Dear Grandpa, I'm more than happy i was part of your legacy, because till date I still live with the discipline u instilled in us. To say I will miss u isn't true enough coz I will more than miss you. May your gentle soul rest up in the bossom of the lord. Sleep on grandpa. Ur grandson Amechi Odia"

This tribute was added by Odia Esther on 24th February 2015

"Dear Grandpa, I'm more than happy i was part of your legacy, because till date I still live with the discipline u instilled in us. To say I will miss u isn't true enough coz I will more than miss you. May your gentle soul rest up in the bossom of the lord. Sleep on grandpa. Ur grandson Amechi Odia"

This tribute was added by Odia Esther on 24th February 2015

"Tribute to My Beloved grandpa

  You were the best grandfather anyone could ask for.. You taught me how to be content with anything I had. You were a hard worker and thrived to see those around you a better version of themselves. Will miss you greatly. Your legacy will forever be with us. I love you forever grandpa. Adieu!
                 Your Granddaughter
                   Joy Odia"

This tribute was added by Odia Esther on 24th February 2015

"Dear grandpa


I'm glad your are resting papa but the ache it leaves is so grieving, to say I miss you is barely scratching the surface.
We will continue to live by the good examples you set and left us.I love you grandpa and may your beautiful soul rest in the lords peace.
Adeiu nnaa nnem! Ur granddaughter ifeoma odia"

This tribute was added by Odia Esther on 24th February 2015

"Mc Moka!  As l fondly call u, the strongest man I know, a father in a million! U showed love to your children, wife & all dat came in contact wit u. U were an empitome of love, peace, descipline & truth, a true christain! I will forever miss u, words cannot describe d vaccum your death has left me,u taught ur children to always stand for d truth,Papa u toiled to see all ur children through life,I  appreciate u more now dat u re no more, and I'm very proud to be one of ur seeds, continue to rest in d bossom of our lord jesus christ, until we meet to part no more. My handsome father, Miss u so much nnam oo!!


Adieu my beloved father!!!! Ur beloved daugther, obiajulu"

This tribute was added by Chinyere Ogbonna Eze on 24th February 2015

"May your gentle soul rest in peace. I had the privilege of meeting you. I saw commitment, love and dedication in you when you travelled several miles away from home to attend church programs at 80years.
You will forever be missed."

This tribute was added by philip leton on 24th February 2015

"Papa, May your gentle soul rest in the perfect bossom of the Almighty God. You are indeed a celebration. Adieu Papa. Goodnight Forever."

This tribute was added by Chukuemeka Adimora on 24th February 2015

"May his gentle soul rest in peace. He was easy going and cared for all that came close. He lived a fulfilled life and counselled all. He will be missed by all . Adieu MCM."

This tribute was added by Elaye Otrofanowei on 24th February 2015

"Rest in Peace! devoted husband, father, grand father, great grandfather and blessed man of God. Sleep on.......Celebration of a good life indeed."

This tribute was added by Nneka Nwajei on 23rd February 2015

"I knew this day will come, but it came too swiftly, 37 days after I left you. How prepared can one really be? How ready can one really be to accept the loss of an irreplaceable?
The number one good man I ever knew and loved!
I feel so lucky & fortunate to have you as my father.
Thank you for who you are.
Thank you for your faithfulness.
Thank you for your commitment.
Thank you for teaching me to be fearless.
Thank you for teaching me to be true to myself. Thank you for your prayers.
Thank you for being there for me always. Thank you for teaching me the importance of spirituality. Thank you for the discipline, it has shaped me to be the woman I am today. You demonstrated what it means to be a loving, loyal & faithful husband to your lovely wife(my mother)
I often wonder what manner of man you are,
Papa I love you for an infinite number of reasons, your consistency, your common sense, your values....you left an indelible footprint,
You set the bar so high, the standard almost unrealistic in today's world  yet you lived it,
A life of uprightness, devotion, discipline & contentment.
Papa I'll never forget the stories, proverbs, laughter etc. I'll miss you greatly as my father, mentor & friend!
You are the best papa, Inestimable, a good man, a great teacher, an  extraordinary husband, a super dad, an outstanding human being! Live on papa, live on!
Your daughter Nne, as you fondly call me."


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