Obituary
Pa Okon Udofia Akpan
  • 75 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 22, 1937
  • Place of birth:
    Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
  • Date of passing: Sep 22, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Lagos State, Nigeria
Let the memory of Pa Okon Udofia Akpan aka "Mbakara" be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Okon Udofia Akpan, 75, born on July 22, 1937 and passed away on September 22, 2012. We will remember him forever.


Funeral Program

Wednesday 31st October, 2012.

Christian Wake-keep.

Multi Purpose Hall, 21 Road, FESTAC (opposite Tantalizers), Lagos state.

Time 5:00pm. 

Thursday 1st November, 2012

Body leaves Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos state, for his home town.

Use Ikot Oku, Ibiono Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom state                 

Saturday 3rd November, 2012.

Lying In State in home town. Time 8:00-10:00am.

Funeral Service in home town. Time 11:00am.

Interment and reception follows immediately.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Alice Ekaita on 22nd September 2016

"Miss you papa like I use to call you your memory will forever remain with me, miss your words of encouragement, prayers, integrity even though saw them as disturbances then, but realize after your death that you are a rare gem, nobody has been able to replace you papa you fought a good race continue to rest in the bossom of the lord."

This tribute was added by Emmanuel Okon on 22nd July 2016

"Papa,I miss you loads. Wish you are still here to wipe out this tears and pains in my heart. Sleep well,papa."

This tribute was added by Emmanuel Okon on 22nd July 2016

"Papa,I miss you loads. Wish you are still here to wipe out this tears and pains in my heart. Sleep well,papa."

This tribute was added by Chidi Osuji on 22nd September 2014

"We remember Papa today being the 2nd Anniversary of his passing.. Like all mortals, we shall join our maker one day but we shall be remembered by our ''works''. He ran a good race and is surely resting in the Lord.
Effy, God will continue to console you and the rest of your family. It is well.

From    
Sir Chidi Osuji & Family-  Port Harcourt. Nigeria."

This tribute was added by Emmanuel Okon on 22nd September 2014

"Papa today makes it two years since you passed on. The memories and  pains are still fresh in our hearts. We really miss you PAPA,sleep well."

This tribute was added by Emmanuel Okon on 23rd July 2013

"Can't forget that midnight when my wife's phone rang,it was a call from home to tell me that papa  just stroll on. Painful,hard to accept, but it's a bitter pill I just have to swallow. According to the book of Ecclesiastes 3 v1 ,that is the appointed time for that. The tears can't stop falling from my eyes each time I think about you. Good night papa!!!!!!!!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Chidi Osuji on 22nd July 2013

"We remember Papa today being your Birthday. Like all mortals, we shall join our maker one day but we shall be remembered by our ''works''. He ran a good race and is surely resting in the Lord. Effy, God will continue to console you and the rest of your family.

From    Chidi Osuji & Family-  Port Harcourt. Nigeria.""

This tribute was added by Effiong Okon on 22nd July 2013

"It is hard to believe that Papa is gone, this would have been another key milestone for us. We miss you dearly, our only consolation is that you are with the Lord in peace."

This tribute was added by Kachi Okereke on 1st November 2012

"Death is inevitable and a debt we will all get to pay some day. We thank God for allowing Pa Okon to live a fulfilled life.
For  Effy and family,  we pray God Almighty to grant you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
From:  Onyedikachi Okereke & Family – Port Harcourt Nigeria"

This tribute was added by linda dennar on 31st October 2012

"We sincerely do express our condolence to you and your entire family for the transition of your beloved father to eternity.We pray that the holy ghost will fill the vacuum that he has left in the family.May God grant you the fortitude to bear this great loss and we declare that affliction will not arise a second time.-------------Linda and Davis Dennar"

This tribute was added by Stella Oyemade on 31st October 2012

"Effy and entire Okon Family, May the Lord grant you the fortitude to bear the very big loss. May love, favour, understanding and peace be multiplied in you as you carry on without Papa.

From: The Oyemades"

This tribute was added by Yahaya Yunana on 31st October 2012

"Effy & Family,
A testimony of an active lifelong learner, brave to follow his heart, dare into new frontiers, integrity and your lives.

Be thankful and comforted in the testimony of his life and what he has impacted into your life - grace and foresight. The peace of God … dwell richly in your hearts.

May grace and wisdom abound to you as you lead the Okon family.

The Yunanas"

This tribute was added by Ibikunle Gbolade on 30th October 2012

"Papa, your autobiography summarized it all, a life deep rooted in dedication to duty, integrity, faith, and prayer. We might not have interacted with you while you were alive but our interactions with Oga Effy confirmed those values you upheld while on earth. You indeed live a fulfilled live with wonderful testimonies….adieu, Rest in the bossom of the Lord. Gbolade& Family -Warri"

This tribute was added by Chike Aginah on 30th October 2012

"May his gentle soul find peace in our saviour’s bossom.
May the Lord also grant the rest of the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

From  Chike & Family - Lagos"

This tribute was added by Magnus Emeka Amaefuna on 30th October 2012

"My deepest and most sincere sympathies. It's so difficult to imagine the feeling. The vacuum is never filled.     But surely, the Lord Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, the one that rides upon the four wings of the earth, will guard you and your family with great amount of consolation and peace. Adieu Papa!!!                   Magnus Emeka Amaefuna & Family - Port Harcourt, NGA"

This tribute was added by Samson Sowari on 30th October 2012

"Our mission on earth is to have a place in the bosom of the Lord after life's sojourn. I believe Pa. Okon is indeed resting in the Lord.
I pray that God would comfort the entire household, even as we pray for a successful entombment.
Oga Effy, pls accept our condolences
From: Sowari Samson C. & Family - Warri, Nigeria"

This tribute was added by Adeyemi Olagunju on 30th October 2012

"May papa's soul rest in perfect peace.
Wish the entire family strength and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss of a father whose effects we have seen and continue to see in oga Effy by his amiable personality.

Yemi Olagunju & Family - Warri, Nigeria"

This tribute was added by Tamunotonye Biambo on 30th October 2012

"We thank God for the wonderful life Papa lived. Though he will be missed, but there is consolation in the eternel bliss. Our prayers is with the family at this time, that our good Lord will comfort and strengthen them through this time and keep Papa's legacies.
Condolences from: The biambos"

This tribute was added by Iyegoe Igali on 29th October 2012

"We  give God  the glory and appreciate Him for giving Pa. Okon a fulfilled life. Our Lord will comfort and strengthen the entire family at this time of loss. He will make every path smooth concerning the funeral and it shall be a testimony to God and Papa life's.
Sincere condolences from
Iyegoe Igali & Family - Muscat, Oman"

This tribute was added by Chidi Osuji on 29th October 2012

"Papa ran a good race and is surely resting in the Lord. May God Almighty grant him Eternal rest.
Effy, may God console you and the rest of your family.

From    Chidi Osuji & Family-  Port Harcourt. Nigeria."


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Effiong Okon
Iyegoe Igali
Yahaya Yunana

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