Papa at his peak
Chief Vincent Nwankwo (Mazi Okpa Madu 1 of Arondizuogu, Nna-Ayi-Bina-Amaudo, Chairman)
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 21, 1927
  • Place of birth:
    Nigeria
  • Date of passing: Dec 22, 2014
Let the memory of Mazi Vincent Nwankwo ( Nnanyi Bi N'ama Udo) be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mazi Vincent Nwankwo ( Nna-nyi-bina-amaudo) Chairman, 87, born on April 21, 1927 and passed away on December 22, 2014. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Vivian Chigozie Nwankwo-Nwigwe on 22nd April 2016

"Papa, we miss u dearly!
Thank u for interceding for us in times of need.
Thank u for showing us with ur blessing. We know u are sitting on Jesus lap and looking over us and keeping us safe.
Papa we love u and happy that u are restIng in peace."

This tribute was added by Ikokwu Okereke on 21st April 2016

"Nnayi bi n'Amaudo, your memory shall live forever. You taught us to speak our mind, and we will continue this legacy you left behind."

This tribute was added by Angelo Nwigwe on 23rd December 2015

"I miss you,
     A few weeks ago my teacher lost her mother in-law. Our class was fooling around and she was not in a good mood. She talked about the good times she spent with her mother in-law and how she missed her. I remembered the good times me and my grandpa shared. I started crying making some of my classmates laugh but I didn't care for their devilish acts. Two of my classmates and the teacher came and helped me, I know grandpa sent them.One does not have to do anything to become a grandfather. It simply happens when your child has a child. It is up to you to decide how involved you will be in your grandchild's life. There is an inherent biological relationship but the emotional bonding between grandfather and grandchild comes only with effort. It happens when the grandchild sees that you are open to forming a relationship. It happens when you get off your easy chair and make the effort to see what matters to your grandchild. One day I will be one, I hope I make you proud.

                          (Chichi's youngest son/ Angelo Chidubem Nwigwe)"

This tribute was added by Angelo Nwigwe on 22nd December 2015

"Dear Grandpa,

We were blessed to have you around, and we are still blessed now because we know you are still with us. You help us avoid temptation and leave breadcrumbs so we can follow in your footsteps. We are truly grateful for your existence.

Rest In Perfect Peace - Grandson(Bobby)"

This tribute was added by Angelo Nwigwe on 22nd December 2015

"I miss your voice.
I miss your smile,
Your eyes, your touch
Your smell, your phone calls
And your comforting ways.

I know you are still here with us within our hearts and our minds. I want to thank you for you blessings sent down from up above. We will all make you proud.

Love,
Vivian Uju Nwigwe (Granddaughter)"

This tribute was added by Vivian Chigozie Nwankwo-Nwigwe on 22nd December 2015

"Papa,

I miss you very dearly Dad. I can not believe that one year has passed already. Since the beginning of this month, I was very cranky and unsure what was going on. It was after I prayed to my Lord that he revealed to me that your anniversary was approaching. I began to cry when I realized that your truly gone. My Lord My God then reassured me that you are in good hands with my mother continuously advocating and interceding on my behalf. I love you Dad. I thank you for all the blessings you have showered me with while you were here and even since departing this world.

I pray to God to continue to help me make you proud. To continue to follow your foot prints and live by your example. You were my Angel and my inspiration.

I Hope I Make You Proud Dad

I hope I make you proud dad, even though you're no longer here,
Your memory grows stronger, with every passing year,

At the end it was a battle, one you weren't to win,
A fight against a demon, no choice but to give in,

I wish I could've said goodbye, that morning when you left,
Told you you were my hero, and that you were the best,

Tears I cry in secret, at night before I sleep,
Wishing you were beside me, you'd be forever here to keep,

The years don't make it easier, they said the pain would go,
It seems I've just got better, not letting my feelings show,

Wishing I could hold your hand, to shout your name aloud,
You're no longer here dad, but I hope I make you proud.

May God continue to bless you as you continue to watch over me from above."

This tribute was added by Dr. Dorathy Mbamalu on 22nd December 2015

""But we do not want you to be uninformed brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus!"

May you continue to rest in His bossom until the resurrection
My condolence continually goes out to the entire family and friends"

This tribute was added by Jon Nwankwo on 22nd December 2015

"TWO DAYS AGO I WAS ON THE SAME SHOP WHERE I WAS WHEN I RECEIVED THE SAD NEWS. (Marks and spencers to be precise )ONE OF THE  STRANGE THING THAT STRUCK ME WAS THE FACT THAT IT WAS JUST LIKE THE SAME,  AS IT WAS ON THAT PARTICULAR  DAY. I WENT TO THE BIG DUMMY IPHONE AND TOUCHED  IT. IT WAS QUITE A STRANGE FEELING. THIS SPACE ON THE SHOP WAS WHERE THE KEEP THE DISPLAY SOFAS AND I WAS TIRED ON THAT DAY . I SAT DOWN TO HAVE A REST AND I RECEIVED  THE CALL.  WHEN I WAS ON THAT  AREA OF THE SHOP FLOOR  IT STRUCK ME AND IT SEEMS LIKE  A DE JAVUE. . MAY PAPAS SOUL REST IN PEACE.."

This tribute was added by Jon Nwankwo on 22nd December 2015

"TWO DAYS AGO I WAS ON THE SAME SHOP WHERE I WAS WHEN I RECEIVED THE SAD NEWS. (Marks and spencers to be precise )ONE OF THE  STRANGE THING THAT STRUCK ME WAS THE FACT THAT IT WAS JUST LIKE THE SAME,  AS IT WAS ON THAT PARTICULAR  DAY. I WENT TO THE BIG DUMMY IPHONE AND TOUCHED  IT. IT WAS QUITE A STRANGE FEELING. THIS SPACE ON THE SHOP WAS WHERE THE KEEP THE DISPLAY SOFAS AND I WAS TIRED ON THAT DAY . I SAT DOWN TO HAVE A REST AND I RECEIVED  THE CALL.  WHEN I WAS ON THAT  AREA OF THE SHOP FLOOR  IT STRUCK ME AND IT SEEMS LIKE  A DE JAVUE. . MAY PAPAS SOUL REST IN PEACE.."

This tribute was added by Vivian Chigozie Nwankwo-Nwigwe on 21st April 2015

"Papa, we miss you so dearly on your 88th birthday. The vacuum you created can never be filled. Today was a very sad day for me, I thought that sharing memory on your page would help but that made my situation even worst. I truly wish You Were Here.

Three months have passed
I'll never forget the day
Someone rang to tell me
That you'd gone away

The hurt is the same
Like an open wound
There are days
I don't utter a sound

Some days the pain is stronger
It makes me sick and weak
I can't stand this much longer
I just sit here and weep

I've shut my private door
And let no one in
Locking myself in a box
They try, but I won't give in

You were like a rock
Strong, faithful and true
What worth has my life
Now I don't have you

I was your first Chichi
Daddy's little girl
I took my own path
But was still part of your world

I was not the best
Guilty of neglect
But you know daddy dearest
I had so much respect

I always loved you
My dad, my star
Now my pain is
To worship you from afar

I love you now
As I did back then
I just hope... one day
I will see you again

I am so proud of you
Brave and strong to the end
Now when asked "how are you?"
There is no need to pretend

We all love and miss you so much, sleep well
and take care of all who went before you especially Your Choice (my mother)

Forever in my heart"

This tribute was added by Alexander Nwankwo on 21st April 2015

"It strips me out of words to express my feelings, I Ve had the blessing of being born from the lineage of our great father. We the children of nwankwo family are alive today, because you live your life for us, through you greatness, kindness and generosity that you exhibit on us, make us to throughly stand out as family of nwankwo. i remember when we were so young, our parents brought us to your compound, it was just like an ordinary days, but I just can't forget the words you teach to our young minds. That is what is leading us today. NNA ANYI BI NAMA UDO, your legacy is there for all to see. You will always live in our heart and and soul. Continue resting in the bosom of the almighty God, because we know we know you are already in heaven with our lord. You are and will always be our hero, and the hero of nwankwo family."

This tribute was added by Jon Nwankwo on 21st April 2015

"To my dearest DAD, PAPA. I have tears in my eyes when I write this message wherever you are I missed you so much and  I will not forget the memories we shared together. Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. I wouldn't let your  birthday pass without offering  these few words. Thank you for being my DAD.  REST IN PEACE DADDY"

This tribute was added by Emmanuel Nwigwe on 21st February 2015

"REST IN PEACE"

This tribute was added by Ikokwu Okereke on 19th February 2015

"Mazi Vin Nwankwu (Nna Anyi bi n'ama Udo) was a courageous man who was not afraid to speak his mind. I recall the many conversations I had with him over several issues in Arondizuogu and Nigerian politics. His analytical ability and outspokenness made me always want to start a conversation with him.  Anytime I went home, I would always make sure to engage him in a discussion. This aspect of him will be missed."

This tribute was added by joshua ijaola on 18th February 2015

"Dear Vivian,  I know that the loss of our parent is a devastating calamity in ones  life. But our faith as Christians taught us that Papa did not die but sleeping in the Lord till that day when we all meet and part no more.
I congratulate you for having such a legend as your parent. Its a great privilege.My condolences to you and your loved ones as we celebrate the LIFE of a LEGEND. Rest In Peace Papa."

This tribute was added by Mazi Tony Kanu on 16th February 2015

"My Great uncle, chief Vincent Nwankwo, Mazi Okpa Madu aka Onyenkuzi my heart is heavy and I regret your departure on this earth but your teachings have left blueprint for me to follow and pass on to my children. You thought me to be humble, respectful, dignity in pursue of happiness. I do not know how else to say it, but to say THANK YOU for being my Great uncle. I pray that your soul will rest in peace.

Mazi Tony C. kanu & Family.
Ikan Power Inc."

This tribute was added by Jaycie Windorff-Nwosu on 15th February 2015

"'Word Of Life For The Living'

"A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume.
And the day you die is better than the day you are born.
Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties.  
After all, everyone dies~ so the living should take this to hearts.
Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us.  

A wise person thinks a lot about death while
A fool thinks only about having a good time.
Better to be criticized by a wise person
Than to be praised by a fool.
A fool's laughter is quickly gone,
Llike thorns crackling in a fire.
~ This is also meaningless."
~ ECCLESIASTES 7:1-6"

This tribute was added by Jaycie Windorff-Nwosu on 15th February 2015

""Say to the righteous it shall be well"
~ Isaiah 3:10

Children of Zion it is well, Mazi Okpa Madu, my Chairman, Nna-Anyi bi n'Ama-Udo, has ran his race and triumphed; he touched me and many lives, families; he sustained relationships, challenged work, peace, progress, truth, and made connections to community.

My Chairman, thank you; Mazi Okpa Madu for all your challenging work in life, you touched my life at a very tender age and beyond and your peculiar voice, sincere smiles and laughs, counsels and directional mentoring will be missed.  You are an awesome, patient father and statesman.  I really loved and appreciated you and the life you led, Mazi thank you and Adieu until we meett again.

My prayers are that you win that promised crown of the glory of Heaven and rest in the bosom of the Prince Of Peace, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; until that resurrection day when all believers will meet again.
Thank you, and Lord grant him eternal peace ~Amen."

This tribute was added by Ugo Ukabam on 14th February 2015

"Mazi Onyenkuzi, we really mourn your loss in Ndiakeme. You were a champion of education and for that we thank you. May the angels of the Lord receive you and grant you eternal rest. Je nk'oma Mazi. Chigozie, my condolences to you and your siblings."

This tribute was added by ANTHONY ODINKEMERE on 11th February 2015

"The family of Anthony Odinkemere of Atani Agbor, Arochukwu, Nigeria wishes the families of Nwnkwo and Nwigwe our deepest sympathy due to the passing of your father, Mazi Nwankwo last December 2014.. We share in your pain and the loss of your beloved father. Our sympathy will always be with your family. May his soul rest in peace.  Amen!"

This tribute was added by Emmanuel Nwigwe on 9th February 2015

""To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."

Mazi, thank you for being a great father-in-law. Thank you for welcoming me with open arms and allowing me to continue your legacy through the children I have made with your beloved daughter, Vivian. You are truly a hero. The world has lost a friend, a father, a grandfather, and much more but you will forever be in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Viemma Nwigwe on 9th February 2015

"You were the only grandfather I had a pleasure of knowing, loving, and learning from. You always had kind words to say and you were always smiling. When we visited Nigeria, you would always spoil us with Tom Tom even my mommy said not to. I will never forget your laugh that echoed through the house when you last came to visit. Rest in peace grandpa, you will forever be in my heart. Grandma has been waiting for you, be with her. Everything I do, I will have you in my heart."

This tribute was added by Stella Okwuosa on 7th February 2015

"Ezekiel :47:8-12
"This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down.......on both sides of the river, there will all kinds of trees for food.... Their fruits will be food, and their leaves for healing"
Vivian your beloved father is the river and his live is this water that flows into your life, your families, friends, own, state ,Nigeria and all over the world., whoever, wherever this water touched have food and his words are healing to all. take heart , He is gone preparing a better place for you all. God Bless.
                                    Stella Nonye Okwuosa.(Ojoto)."

This tribute was added by Vivian Chigozie Nwankwo-Nwigwe on 5th February 2015

"We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love... and then we return home.”

The passing of my grandfather is not a goodbye, it's a see you later. I am going to do everything in my power to honor my grandfather by doing my very best at everything he told me and encouraged me to strive for, achieving and prospering. I will make him proud so that the next time we meet, I have amazing stories to tell him.

Mazi will be missed but I am truly blessed to have met such an amazing person! Rest is perfect paradise.

Tribute by:
Vivian (Uju) Nwigwe (second daughter of Chi Chi)
Age: 16
Date: Thursday February 5, 2015"

This tribute was added by Vivian Chigozie Nwankwo-Nwigwe on 5th February 2015

"Romans 8:16-17

“The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.”

I remember the days when breakfast was ready and I would run up the stairs and say “Grandpa come and eat! Grandpa come and eat eat! ” those days are over but I know he is watching over me, and we both still cherish those moments that we shared. He is reunited with his wife right next to the Holy Father and next to me every second.

Tribute by:
Angelo Nwigwe (Youngest child of Chi Chi)
Age: 10
Date: Thursday February 5, 2015"

This tribute was added by LILIAN IMO on 5th February 2015

"Mazi Vincent Nwankwo. Gallant, ebullient, jolly-good-natured. Noble Knight of the revered order of St. John. Aka-ji-oghwo Izuogu. Oke nna tozuru etozu. Ezi nna Chigozie -- enyi m, ma wuru kwa nwanne mmadu. A na m etu gi aha, Mazi!
Chineke nara mkpuru obi gi na ndukwa; ma gbaa ezi n'uno gi ume. Amen.

Naa n'udo, Oke-Mazi!

Tribute by:
Mrs. Lilian Ngozi Imo
(Ada Mazi na ngwuru be enyi gi -- Okee-oburu-uzo, Sir Martin Okpaleke)"

This tribute was added by Amaka Nzeogu on 4th February 2015

"My heart goes out to the entire family of late Mazi Vincent Nwankwo  on the loss of a great and honourable father, grandfather, uncle and brother.  We should encourage each other daily while it is still today, so that none of us is hardened by sin's deception. Mazi Okpammadu lived a peaceful and long life and so I urge you all to memorize his legacy.

Mazi Okpammadu rest in Peace with the Lord!"

This tribute was added by MAURICE MAURICE on 4th February 2015

"It is sad to hear this unfortunate news at this period of time. However, I have come to rearlise that I will never hear those words of wisdom, knowledge, encouragement, motivation and father & son discussion anymore from you Okpa Madu. We know that all the metals and irons will go to black smith eventualy but not this suden. Anyway, you may have gone to be with the lord, but your spirit still lives on. I know you will continue to do the good job you are known for no matter where you are. Please continue to pray for us untill we meet again when we can depart any more. Nnanyi Bi Na Ama Udo, rest in perfect peace in Jesus name we pray Amem."

This tribute was added by ifeoma okoli on 3rd February 2015

"We have lost a great man, an icon and a good father.
Mazi, as you were fondly called has a remarkable personality and will always be remembered for his forthrightness, legacy and incisive contributions to his kinsmen and arondizuogu as a whole.
mazi was a funny man, yet his humour was never mean spirited nor designed to hurt or humiliates anyone. His faith fullness to the important people in his life could be seen in the way he steadfastly maintained ties to his relatives.
  We really miss you mazi.... Not everyone is going to stay forever and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they've given us. you've run your race and May God welcome you in his bosom.
    Rest in peace, Nna anyi bi n' ama udo.
       Gaa nke OMA......"

This tribute was added by florence obioha on 3rd February 2015

"A Eulogy of a Brother and Patriot.
                  Mazi  Sir Vin. Nwankwo.

The news of your death came so sudden to those that would have loved to have one last laugh with you. It is a necessary end and you journey here was well spent.
  Mazi words cannot describe your personality and awesome attributes. I met you as a child in the 70s through my late sister Mrs Martha  Ezeani and family in their blessed memories. From then I've always admire your peculiarities. Your ways, approach to things of life has been so inspirational as a brother,father and a professional colleague
    You lived a life full of fun, inspiring and worth emulating. You believed that your reward in "Teaching is here on earth and not in heaven" as then greedy and capitalist school proprietors perpetuated. You never allowed the least acknowledge profession, but the NO1 most prestigious profession in the whole world, to peg a limit in your life style. Mazi, that's not for you indeed.
    Mazi, your warm, thoughtful and humorous  characteristics makes you unique in your ways. No negativity in your life. The young are encourage by you never to give up in good and positive things of life  You relate to young and old alike. These attributes of yours, many will not forget.
    Is sad to say Adieu Mazi, but THE ALMIGHTY GOD loves you more. We pray you rest in the bosom of the LORD.
    Adieu to eternity."

This tribute was added by Mona Nwankwo on 2nd February 2015

"I wish that I could tell you, we are not ready to let you go… But you've already departed leaving our hearts feeling so low…

It is really sad we did not get a chance to meet you, but we will greatly miss that comfort knowing that you are there, even thousand miles away.
We miss the sound of your voice, your laughter and jolly ‘Thank you’ when Gabriella and Heida is calling you to wish a Happy Farter’s day.

Just wish to thank you for a little part of yourself, that you kindly shared with me and my kids – a wonderful and loving husband, caring and inspiring farther. You should be very proud for raising son as such.

Our hearts are filled with sadness and grief and we do not want to say goodbye… But we give thanks to God for your life well lived and we wish you eternal peace. Your memory will live on in all of us forever.

Papa, may your soul rest in peace. Amen."

This tribute was added by Linda Obiezu on 2nd February 2015

"Chi,

This piece of work that you took the time to create, did not only show how intelligent you are, it also showed your positive thoughtfulness to what is befitting to your dad. This is why we love you. You have demonstrated sincere loyalty to papa and commitment to show your last respect and honor.

In 2008, we had the opportunity to see your mom (my aunt) at the hospital in New Jersey where we saw your dad (Nna anyi bi na ama udo) by the side of his beloved wife. It was a trip that my family never regretted to make even though it was under a difficult/harsh condition.  It is sad that he departed, we believe that he is a better place. Your dad lived a testimonial life that we all have shared, we will continue to live as he taught us. May his soul rest in peace. Adieu papa.

Linda & Jones Obiezu (Omenwa na Zuzugbo Izuogu)"

This tribute was added by Linda Obiezu on 2nd February 2015

"Chi,

This piece of work that you took the time to create, did not only show how intelligent you are, it also showed your positive thoughtfulness to what is befitting to your dad. This is why we love you. You have demonstrated sincere loyalty to papa and commitment to show your last respect and honor.

In 2008, we had the opportunity to see your mom (my aunt) at the hospital in New Jersey where we saw your dad (Nna anyi bi na ama udo) by the side of his beloved wife. It was a trip that my family never regretted to make even though it was under a difficult/harsh condition.  It is sad that he departed, we believe that he is a better place. Your dad lived a testimonial life that we all have shared, we will continue to live as he taught us. May his soul rest in peace. Adieu papa.

Linda & Jones Obiezu (Omenwa na Zuzugbo Izuogu)"

This tribute was added by Matthew Ona on 1st February 2015

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present

nor the future, nor any powers,

neither height nor depth, nor anything

else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8

Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord

    and let perpetual light shine upon him

    May he rest in peace. Amen."

This tribute was added by Ifeoma Ana on 31st January 2015

"Dear Vivian

A master piece documentary you did for your beloved daddy. As he rests peacefully in the Lord, may his anointing be tripled on you and your siblings who have so loved him to honor him this way.

My continued prayer is that the God of all comforts will continue to comfort you in your loss and remind you that your dad only transited and on the last day you together with all the saints triumphal will join again with him.

May God provide all you need to give him a befitted burial and may He shield you all from every harm as you plan and execute the burial activities

God be with you my darling

Sister IFY Ana"

This tribute was added by Chinwe Ohajekwe on 31st January 2015

"It is time to honor Chief Vincent Nwankwo who lived his life, helping other people succeed in their lives.

With gratitude for the exemplary life that he lived, I will always have a fond memory of the times shared with him, especially the last time that I saw him. He was going through a difficult time of the illness of a spouse, but was courageous and showed great forbearance.

Adieu Mazi Okpammadu.

May his Soul Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Chinwe Ohajekwe on 31st January 2015

"It is time to honor Chief Vincent Nwankwo who lived his life, helping other people succeed in their lives.

With gratitude for the exemplary life that he lived, I will always have a fond memory of the times shared with him, especially the last time that I saw him. He was going through a difficult time of the illness of a spouse, but was courageous and showed great forbearance.

Adieu Mazi Okpammadu.

May his Soul Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by James Nwankwo on 30th January 2015

"Sir Vincent Nwankwo who died at the age of 87 years on 12/22/14  represents one of those I honor as my heros. St Philip's Catholic School Akeme Uno is synonymous with Mr. Nwankwo, the legendary headmaster of the school. He derived the name "Nna anyi bi n'amudo" because of his  long service to the school. I don't think there is any family member in Ndiakeme Uno that did not attend the school during the period he was the headmaster. Besides being a teacher, Mazi Vin Nwankwo served Ndiakeme and Arondizuogu in other various  capacities. As a politician, he represented Arondizuogu as a councilor in Ideato Local Government North. He was a devoted christian, philanthropist and a respected church committee member at St. Philip's Catholic Church Akeme Uno. As an upright religious figure in Catholic denomination, he became a Night of Saint John, a gratifying status of accomplishment.

Mr. Nwankwo was my master. I lived with him in  1965 when I was in elementary three at St. Philips School Akeme Uno.
Chief Nwankwo "Okpa Madu" by title, was well configured. He was slim,  tall, clean and elegant in dressing. No wonder why so many cheeks went after him before  he got married. He lived a very decent life. He was survived by six children: Ngozi Okoroafor,Chigozie Nwigwe (Daughters), Obinna, John, Ugochukwu and Ogueri (sons) We regret that we will miss him forever but ask God to grant his soul eternal peace."

This tribute was added by Nelly Alex-Ogbu on 29th January 2015

"Mazi Okpammadu you will forever be missed by your loved ones. May you receive the light of the Lord Jesus Christ as you rest in his kingdom. Amen"

This tribute was added by Ugochukwu Nwankwo on 29th January 2015

"When I think of you Papa, I think of an honourable man, a loving father, a caring grandfather and a gentle and humble great grandfather. I think of all the good times you gave each and every one of us.  I think of your wit and humour. I think of your guiding hand on my shoulder, which will remain with me forever!

You were my hero, you were my greatest teacher, and your philosophy in life was hard work and raising men. You succeeded in life not just by building mansions and material things, but you built lives. No matter what role you played during your life time, you played it exceptionally well!

We have been extremely fortunate and grateful to God, to have had you as our Dad, and to have looked up to you during our growing up days and to have shared our lives with you all those years. You lived through your everyday life inspiring us and everyone around you. You will for eternity remain in our hearts!

Words can never be enough to express our pain, our loss, the emptiness we feel, and the void that can never be filled, which is left by your absence. It is dreamlike to be so real that you are no more in the flesh, but our only consolation is that we know that you have gone to a better place!
Dearest father, you will always be remembered and missed by everyone who has ever known you!

I could go on and on without an end, so I’ll just end this tribute with thanks to you Dad for all of the years of love, comfort and strength that you gave us.  I hope that the real tribute to you will be the actions of our lives and that we will be a testament to the love and lessons that you instilled in us all!

Rest in Peace Daddy!!!"

This tribute was added by Yekeen Odewale on 29th January 2015

"May his soul rest in peace and may the Lord comfort every member of his extended family and the loved ones. Amen."

This tribute was added by Charly Ukwu on 27th January 2015

"The Book of Ecclesiastes says :
Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses:
-a time to be born (1927, April)
-a time for death (2014, December);
-a time for sorrow & mourninig (for the bereaved family, relatives & friends);
-a time for joy & dancing (when we shall all reunite to part no more);

Okpammadu lived life fully to the testimony of anyone who got in contact with him, directly or indirectly.
He was a great, loving and inspirational Uncle to me.
We, myself and my family, will miss you so dearly, Mazi Okpammadu!
Thank you, Sir, for everything! Rest In Perfect Peace."

This tribute was added by Vivian Chigozie Nwankwo-Nwigwe on 26th January 2015

"Always on my mind; Forever in my heart."

This tribute was added by Ignatius Okoro on 25th January 2015

"I have known mazi V.Nwankwo as respectable inlaw and higly dedicated family man.
I will highly miss his vision of the world as an equal level playing field and his notion of live and let live.
My special condolences go to Ada-mazi Vivian and sister Ngozi OPA respectably."

This tribute was added by Jon Nwankwo on 23rd January 2015

"Mazi is a true Hero. What is a Hero you may ask?  “A Hero is a person, typically a man, who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities” Mazi Okpa-Mmadu fits all the above definition.

See more at his personal page https://www.facebook.com/okpammadu"

This tribute was added by Jon Nwankwo on 23rd January 2015

"To my beloved Dad “Papa” Mazi Okpammadu

How can I say a few words that do justice to all of the years of love and strength that Papa gave us?  I hope that the real tribute to Dad will be the actions of  our lives -- that we are a testament to the love and lessons that he instilled in us all!

Papa has lived an exemplary life style and he has always shown me the truth about life.

Thank you, Papa, for showing that most things in life are possible.  I remember once we were working in the garden and I lifted a massive stone and you swiftly praised  me  and said “Impossibility is only found in the dictionary of fools” this quote has always stuck in my head. I have told it to my own kids to encourage them do things.

Thank you, Papa, for showing me the right from wrong. Though you may have being loud about it,  I am grateful that you did everything possible to put on us the best behaviour  and show us how to respect others.

Thank you for showing me what is means to be a good man, a great teacher, an extraordinary husband, an outstanding father.  

Papa, it is because of your example, that I carefully consider the choices I make as a parent, knowing I can dramatically affect the lives of my children through my choices and characteristics.

The list will not end if I keep writing…  words cannot describe your life… but you will be greatly missed my beloved  Dad, “Papa”.  You are my hero and a hero to all who met you in life.

Forever loving son John.."

This tribute was added by Vivian Chigozie Nwankwo-Nwigwe on 19th January 2015

"Philippians 1:21
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

Corinthians 15:50-58

50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—
52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”[a]
55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?”[b]
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

John 14:1-3

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also."


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Jon Nwankwo
Vivian Chigozie Nwankwo-Nwigwe

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