- 90 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 19, 1923
- Place of birth:
Obosi, Anambra, Nigeria
- Date of passing: Oct 2, 2014
- Place of passing:
Awka, Anambra, Nigeria
|Let the memory of Nneoma Idah be with us forever|
"You would have been 93 years today. You were my conscience, my joy, my love. You left me unprepared but made me grow up overnight. Life changed the day you passed on. You were the first to see me arrive mother earth and I was the first to see you depart. We shared an unusual bond. Mama m. Omenyi nnem. The world's best mother and grandmother. Mother to everyone. The light you lit is still shinning and no amount of effort can quench it because God endorsed it. How I miss you. Ozo will not have died if you were alive. We will not have been going through somethings with you here. In all things I give God praise because just like you always told us in igbo (ukuta azum ga amanari - my posterity will be better) Just 2 years ago you left but your family has increased and will continue to increase. You have two new grand daughters and a grandson. More are on the way. Jesus is Lord.
Continue to rest in peace nnem Nwachinemelu. Happy post humuous birthday. I love you and will forever do my Midwife extraordinaire"
"Omenyi Nneoma Uzoamaka mama you always in my heart forever until we meet again mama your grand children Selina,Cian,Ciaran will always love you.
May your soul rest in peace always in our heart. Edozie Odenigbo"
"It is one year already mama and I still miss you greatly. Continue to rest in God's bossom till we meet to part no more. I love and your memory will forever live in my heart"
"Dear 'Mama Nibo',
I came back to Nibo on the 20th of December 2014.Today is the 24th of December 2014 and I have not been into the maternity. This is because you are gone. Our 'Mama Nibo' is no longer here.
Indeed you have gone to be with your dear Lord.Your presence here with us was an inspiration.You followed the Lord tirelessly to the very end.Your love for the Lord was no hidden secret.
I thank God for giving us you.You were like my paternal grand mother.It was a pleasure to look forward to meeting you each time we returned to Nibo.My first experience of watching women at child birth was courtesy of you.Its a sight I can never forget.
You were ever ready to assist women in labour deliver safely.You were a blessing to your generation.
Thank you for being you ,thank you for being ever so caring,thank you for being a good wife,thank you for being our 'Mama Nibo'.
May you rest in perfect peace until we meet to part no more.
Chinelo 'be' Owelle!"
"This tribute was added by Godwin Chukwuedozie Davidson Nnama GCD JNR with my kids three grand children two son and a daughter Miss Selina Odinga Nnama Master Cain Nnama Master Ciaran Nnama
Mama Mama Idah Uzomaka nee Nkemena Nnama Omenyi Nne Oma my only mother for life and death I love you till everlasting life because you brought me up from baby to a groom man today and because of your prayer in my life that is what still keeps me a life today and I gave thanks to you.
Omenyi Nne Oma I adore you and respect you all my child hood because you thought me a lot in life and that’s still keeps alive till today I give thanks to the Lord because you made me to know my creator the most high God, nobody can replace you in my life.
Mama I give blessings to the lord to create me throw you as my mother and the last baby Nne Oma you have delivered and saved a lot of human being in the world through your maternity hospital as a loving mother protecting and looking after other people needs in this world which you never stop until the almighty God said it is okay and took out away from the world.
Mom I know I will see you again in heaven because that’s where you are with our creator God because you have done a lot in this world in my presence.
Mama is your last baby with three grand children two son and a daughter Miss Selina Odinga Nnama Master Cain Nnama Master Ciaran Nnama which you gave me your blessing when you’re alive.
May your soul respect in peace forever in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ Amen until we meet again in heaven because I believe in my faith with God.
Godwin Chukwuedozie Davidson Nnama with your grand children
GCD JNR /MAMA I WILL KEEP LOVING YOU ALL MY LIFE TILL THE DAY GOD TAKE ME TO BE MEET YOU AND I KNOW I WILL SEE YOU IN HEAVEN MOM."
"Mama. May your soul rest in peace. We shall meet again on the resurrection morning with the saints. You will be missed but your memories will stay with us forever.
Mama. Ga ije gi nke oma."
"TRIBUTE TO A LOVING MOTHER-IN-LAW
Omenyi, Nne Di m, Ezigbo Nnem, I write this today with a heart filled with grief, for this is an irreplaceable loss we have suffered, and will have to learn with every difficulty to live with. But also, my heart is filled with gratitude to the Almighty God for a beautiful and exemplary life you lived.
I will miss you so dearly for a number of reasons, too numerous to mention here, but most importantly, for the acceptance and love you greeted me with the very moment I was introduced to you as your son, Okosisi’s wife to be. And this love and acceptance remained steadfast till your very last.
I came into the Nnama family, and you, with open arms, through this same acceptance and love (despite your numerous children) were able to accommodate yet another – me. I inherited a mother because you made me your daughter. You remained a true mother to me to the very end. Never quick to judge, no matter where a story originated from. And never too proud to say “I am sorry”, regardless of age, gender or class. I know this, because I experienced it from you. In fact, I learnt from your very own practical examples that it is indeed very honourable to do so. Your act of kindness and thoughtfulness to all who came your way would be remembered for always.
With a voice so soft and soothing, yet so FIRM, you fearlessly ran the affairs of the Nnama family like a sweet mother that you were and a soldier you were compelled to be (especially in the absence of your dear husband of the blessed memory), with such tenacity and love. You were simply a very amazing AMAZON.
During my last visit to you, you held my hands and blessed me like you never did before. Little did I know that it would the very last time I would be seeing you.
I may not be able to do all that I saw you do, but I will, through the grace and wisdom of God Almighty, uphold your good ways, works, and legacies.
My husband, our children and I are deeply pained. But then, we have accepted the fact that it is time for you to rest, for your job was very well done and executed.
Therefore Omenyi, may you find that rest in the bosom of the Lord Almighty, till we meet to part no more.
""'Nne Oma'' your death came to us as a shock because you did not show any sign of ill-health when my wife and I visited you few months ago. However, who are we to question the will of the Almighty?
We are consoled by the exemplary life you lived. You were a mother to every one that knew you. You did more for people than they can ever dream of paying back.
You were a great friend to my mother. She used to call you ''Nne Ugonwa''. Looking at your online photo album, tears fell down when I saw you and my father whom you used to call 'Jaaccy''.
Now, you are gone, our Owelle is gone, who will tell us the history of our great heritage? May your soul rest in peace. Amen
EMEKA NNAMA ( IGBI )"
"TRIBUTE TO A WONDERFUL GRANDMA......the news of your sudden demise on 2nd oct 2014 came to me as a rude shock.Nneoma you lived a fulfilled life,great woman,who represented herself tenfold here on earth and will be remebered for her commitment to Godalmighty,pragmatic approach to work,unwavering honest,respect for constituted authority and unshaking belief in the "Rule of Law"Mama,I will not forget my closeness to you which brought dedication to me in every aspect of my being.Nneoma,we will not forget your constant prayer,support and grammarian ability which was your fundemental.you came,you saw and conquered and left very good print on the sand of time.Ekwunife's family. Will not forget the mark of onenesss you taught us.may your kind and gentle soul rest in the bossom of the Almighty God till we meet to part no more.we Love you but God loves you more.FAREWELL.............. Onyeju"
"Nneoma, omenyi, you were one of such rare mortals we wished will live forever. U always had a kind word and a prayer anytime I visited your house. Your prayers and encouragement when my Granny nne eziudo passed on is indelible in my heart. Sleep well mama and continue your deserved rest with the angels. Adieu Nneoma Selina Nnama. Till the resurrection morning."
Memories of you will always be with me. I always remember your kindness and thoughtfulness of offering those fervent prayers and asking after every of my siblings each time I visited. You were a good mother and rightly invested with the name Nneoma! My mum took you for a mother and a sister, not just because you were both from the same place (Obosi) and married to men from same town (Nibo) but because you led an exemplary life and remained a virtuous woman.
I am glad I had the privilege of sharing those beautiful moments with you and especially the moments to your departure from this plain. The seed of good and prayerful life you sowed lives on. I pray that the angels of light, angels of Jesus Christ welcome you, a pilgrim of light as I light this candle in loving memory of you.
May perpetual light shine on you as you rest in peace. Amen."
"Time as they say does not heal all wounds. No matter how old we are, losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. Nneoma, your goodness, caring and wisdom live on..... Like a legacy of love that will always be with us.
My last visit to you was a memorable one. Although memories kept failing you in recognising me but yet you kept saying to me: “Get closer to God and insure you commit all to him for he is able to do all things”. These words of advice were the last I heard from you and they kept ringing over and over in my heart all the way back to Abuja.
You were our home,
You were the family,
You made Christmas worth coming home,
You kept us together and thought us what love means.
It sadness me that no farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye. You were gone before I knew it, and only God knows why. My heart still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.
A woman of extreme strength, courage and love. Who was beautiful, soft and now peaceful and free as a dove. Someone on who our admiration was built around.
Nneoma, we will forever hold in our hearts in which we have truly learned the most from, your strength as a wonderful mother to our mothers and fathers, your ability to hold yourself with such dignity and pride in all your days. Your beauty shines in us all who were lucky to be part of your devoted family.
As you enter your new heavenly home, may you rest in peace for which you truly deserve. You will be truly missed and remembered for your love and honor in which we will preserve.
We love you always and forever.
NNAMAH EJIKE GIBSON."
"TRIBUTE TO A RARE GEM (OMENYI)
When death comes, we weep with sorrow.
When death comes, we mourn the loss of our loved ones.
When death comes, we grieve over memories we share with loved ones.
When death comes, we pounder over why these things must be.
How do we accept these things we cannot change?
It was a shocking news, knowing that I will not see you again seated at that your corner, smiling and showering blessings to as many that comes to great you, it made me remember what it was like to cry.
Grandma, we will always have you at heart. I sympathize with my darling friends, your Grandchildren, the Nnites and the entire Nnama family, who I know will forever miss you.
We love you but God loves you more.
Adieu A Great Hero!!!
Friend - Ada"
"Nwunye Nnama, as fondly called had been a blessing to every person that had been around her in her life, whether they were her children (biological or adoptive), her grandchildren, her family members. She was herself every single day of her life, and she never pretended to be anything she was not. She was someone you would look up to for a role model if you were to meet her, and she was someone you would be inspired by. She was a woman of emotions and will forever missed by us that she touched our lives in one way or the other. May her gentle soul rest in the blossom of the Almighty Amen!...Adieu Mama."
"My heartfelt sympathy goes to my friends Chinwe ,Ekwy and Chinwuba May God strengthen,keep and comfort you in this period. Rest in Peace Mama,we thank God for a Christian Life well spent."
"Nneoma, you were a rare gem. You dared where others dreaded.Your love was far reaching and you gave succour to the needy. Tales of selfless people like you are written on the sands of time. Omenyi, soft and kindhearted. Your good legacy will ever remain with us. IJEOMA"
"life is a journey and yours was an interesting one.you lived a life full of cheer and accolades and gave all.that was why you had to live this long.Paul said to die is gain and in your own case I agree because you triumphed over death.
Omenyi thank you for loving and looking after me those days in school;I had to bring my wife to you so she would see "my grandmother" and you still gave her stuff! even in your last days you still were a champion and our eyes were full of light.
NNE heaven has gained."
"We know grandma is with Jesus now, happy, enjoying eternity in Heaven. We know this because Jesus was the center of her life.She was a beautiful lady inside and out, though I never met her one on one however, my friends who are her dearest grandchildren, Ekwy, Chinwuba and Chinwe especially Chinwuba made her presence felt in my life.
I am praying for you as I know you will miss her very much. She has left a large void in our lives. She won’t be replaced. Mama, May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace Amen."
"Life is in deed ephemeral.I remember mama when she comes around to visit my then school mates!! Chinwe and Ekwy.Mama always come with giant size milk,milo name it.I can't forget that,I had always wished my own granny would be like that..though young then,I was deeply touched by this gesture,Each time I'm chatting with Chinwe,the first person that comes to my mind is her granny..Mama jee nkeoma..It's so painful to say bye bye..Chinwe,Ekwy and the entire Nnama family,pls accept my deepest sympathy.Rest In Perfect Peace,Mama"
""Ogbom" - this was the special pet name you lovingly called me as we both shared the wonderful name Uzoamaka.
Mama thank you for being a great woman who lived such a selfless life. The tales of your good works have spread yonder through the lives of the many you touched.You can only imagine my pride when while at university in FUTO a GS staff found out I was an Nnama and related to you, and kept exclaiming about how good you were to him and his family when he was far away from home living in Nibo. He said you delivered his kids for free in the maternity!
I fondly remember the coolers of jollof rice, chicken and boiled eggs you sent to Nnamdi and I when we were in secondary school in F.G.C Enugu. Indeed SELINA became recognised as the car of goodies by some of our friends. Thanks for being so thoughtful.
Mama to be with Jesus forever is the sum of all happiness. We are thankful you knew him as your personal Lord and saviour. We are thankful you knew him as your friend.
Ogbom uzo gi amaka - Mama do rest in perfect peace in the bosom of our Lord. Amen."
"Mama Chuks, Pamel anf Orjiakor will miss you for ever. We are very happy that we made every effort to see you when we came to Nigeria last 2 yrs. After Orjiakor was born, Pamela said that it was her desire that you see him as soon as possible. Without having enough money, we manage to make that trip. Me and my family have one believe and that believe is that we will see you again .
Good bye Mama."
"Mama! You will forever be remembered, the lives you touched for the good, families and community. What an amazing godmother and what a remarkable life.There never was anyone quite like you and never will be again. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace."
"Nne Di Ora Mma,God have called you and we shall rejoice and give God glory for keeping you alive at the age of 90.I was born in your Maternity and my first son was also born in your Maternity. You were good to my Mom and we shall forever remember you.May your Soul rest in Peace!!!! Mama jee nke oma!!!!!!!!!! from UGOGBUZUO NIBO"
"It is so sad to loose such a rare gem. My heartfelt condolence goes to the entire Nnama family and especially to my friends and sisters Ekwy and Chinwe on the loss of their grandma. Be rest assured that heaven has gained a saint, and she is resting in God's peace. We thank God for the grace of such a good and long life worthy to be celebrated. RIPP Mama."
"My dearest and best grandma, where shall i begin to tell your story? The great times together, the immeasurable love you showered on me, the great encouragement i got from you and above all the exposure to your best friend Jesus Christ. You were there all the way from the day you received me into this world when my mother delivered me into your caring and loving hands to the day you died. You were the first to see me arrive this earth just like i was the first to see you depart. What great love, honour, privilege and bond.
You lived an invested life. You loved everyone that you ever met. You were the Proverbs 31 woman epitomized. Your shoes are too large for anyone to fill hence i do not think anyone would attempt to.
Your legacy lives on. I thank God for the opportunity to love you, to care for you and to enjoy these wonderful years with you. My best times around any human being were those spent with you. You are irreplaceable. You weathered the storms that kept coming even till you breath your last. You overcame because you are the daughter of a victorious God.
Thank you Mama for everything. Thank you for showing me the best gift in life-Jesus Christ. Thank you for loving me and my family. Thank you for always being at the back of my mind to correct me whenever i strayed or was about to stray. you were my conscience.
My commitment to you is that i will never leave our best friend Jesus Christ. I will love people as much as i can by His grace. I will carry on your legacy and live an invested life like you did till we meet to part no more in Heaven.
I love you and you will always live in my heart. Adieu Nwachinemelu, je ije gi nke oma Omenyi nwanyi; ka omesia Ada Bishop; Chukwu nalu mkpulu obi gi na ndokwa Mama Nibo!!!!
Your darling grand-daughter,
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