Our beloved Dad!
Paul Ndzegha Mzeka
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 29, 1934
  • Place of birth:
    Kumbo, North- West Province, Cameroon
  • Date of passing: Jun 14, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Bamenda, North- West Province, Cameroon
Pa, your legacy and memories will live in our hearts forever! Lay down and take your rest! We will never say good bye....

This memorial website was created in memory of our father, grand father, husband,  brother, uncle, educator,anthropologist, PA PAUL MZEKA, 81, born on March 29, 1934 and passed away on June 14, 2015. He has left a legacy and memories that will always be in our hearts!
We love you Pa! 


Wake Keeping On Saturday 20th at 0800PM in Green belt, MD 
Venue: 6301 Ivy Lane ,Ste 100 Green belt  MD 20770


Adeline Mzeka  240-422-9525
Esther Mzeka  240-5658904
Ruth Nyang  Wirlen 972-876-6022

Funeral Program in Caneroon

Wednesday, June 24 to Thursday, June 25, 2015

· Prayers at family compound behind St Michael’s College (Former NACAST) Nkwen, Bamenda from 6-8p

Friday, June 26

· 6pm - Holy Mass at family compound followed by light refreshment.

Saturday, June 27

· 8h00: - Removal of mortal remains from the Bamenda Regional Hospital


· 9h00: - Laying in state at family compound behind St Michael’s College

(Former NACAST) Nkwen, Bamenda

· 11h00: - Funeral Mass at All Saints Catholic Church Bayelle, Nkwen


Mass  also taking place at same time in Wicklow, Ireland by his beloved friend father Len.

· 13h00:- Burial at the All Saints Catholic Mission Cemetery Bayelle and

reception at the catholic Mission Hall.

Sunday, June 28-Thursday July 2

· Traditional funeral rites at the Baba Family Compound in Bamfem Kumbo-Nso to mark the end of the mourning period.

Edward Mzeka: 237-670-017-976
Gladys Mzeka 237 661874574
Gilbert Mzeka+237662492801

Collins Fai: 237 6770 41761

Rose Nyang ; 237 677023766
Fai Wo Baba 237 6787 75992
William Suilabayu:



Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Estther Mzeka on 14th June 2016

"Daddy its been a whole year but it all seems like yesterday. I can still feel your presence,i can still hear you. I will forever miss you daddy. Rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Estther Mzeka on 14th June 2016

"Daddy its been a whole year but it all seems like yesterday. I can still feel your presence,i can still hear you. I will forever miss you daddy. Rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Estther Mzeka on 29th March 2016

"Happy birthday daddy. Missing you today. You know we shared same birthday but i know you are celebrating with the angels and mom, Erica ,Valentine and Kevin. Miss you. Shuka"

This tribute was added by Chris Tume on 27th June 2015

"Our dear father, friend and iconic mentor, may you find solace in the land of no return where you will be in the company of the angels and saints for ever and ever. We wish you a safe journey as you are going  to meet our mother and our brothers Vally and Kevin who had gone forward to prepare a place for you. May you rest in peace until we meet again.
Tume Christopher and Family"

This tribute was added by Paul Mbinglo on 26th June 2015

"I gat to know Pa as a friend of my late Dad, and had the opportunity to eat some of the best honey thanks to him. Growing up and reading some of his works, I can proudly say I am happy to have met and known Pa. Your legacy through your work will continue to change the world for generations to come. Fare thee well Pa Mzeka. May Your Soul Rest In Paradise."

This tribute was added by Gladys Mzeka on 25th June 2015

"In His Kingdom, His Mighty Kingdom a lion sleeps with the Lord
Almost two weeks today Daddy since I last saw you
My heart cries every minute that I think of you
June 14 2015 you left this life and your family
to serve God. This day will never be forgotten just as you
will never be forgotten. You are in our heart,
our minds, our thoughts and our prayers,  my mentor, my guardian my Daddy......
Your Baby

This tribute was added by Florence Njoyi on 25th June 2015

"Pa I did not know you physically but I HEARD and LEARNT about your works. Your works which has contributed emmersely to the preserving of theNso Culture in the particular and the environment in general. May your gentle soul rest in peace. Amen."

This tribute was added by Nagella Nukuna on 19th June 2015

"A hero to behold. Papa, may your soul rest in perfect peace. Your splendid work with reforestation will live for many generations to come. God bless the family. love Nagella"

This tribute was added by paul numfor maboh on 19th June 2015

"I enjoyed his gentle and soft way of speeking ,The first day i met him i could still recount the softwords he told me about being a successful person.His death came like a shock ,i could not come to terms but all i can say is Rest in peace in the lord Dad and may the lord give strength and courage to those you have left behind."

This tribute was added by allyn achah on 19th June 2015

"Tears streamed down my face when I  heard you were gone
As tears raced down my face, I cling on to the last picture I took with you
You always had a smile on your face  and all I can think of is the last time I saw that smile, hoping I could see it one last time
My love will follow you wherever you go.
Oh how I loved you so
now and forever
Although I feel sorrow and hate,
I can't fight fate.
Because I know your in a happier and peaceful place
You told me to always work hard and I promise grand dad, I will make you proud

I never wanted you to die.
I cherish every moment we spent together.
It's time to wipe away the tears.
I want you to know,I will never let you go.
I know you loved me too and my heart will always be with you.
Now it's time to say goodbye my love
Adieu grandpa, until we meet again

                                                                        Your granddaughter,                Allyn Achah"

This tribute was added by Remi Prospero Fonka on 19th June 2015

"Dear Pa Mzeka, thanks for the enormous contribution you have made to the basis of the Nso culture as an anthropologist. One of our publications:"The Core Culture of Nso" amongst others, forms the basis of my African Philosophical studies. R.I.P."

This tribute was added by Judith Nwana on 18th June 2015

"Dear Papa, it really was a big shock. We love you but God loves you more. You were a dad to us all from when we were kids running into the house causing chaos and making noise. Thanks for being a role model and always encouraging us. We will miss you. Rest in peace and keep watching over us until we meet again. Love you Ju"

This tribute was added by Gilbert Mzeka on 18th June 2015


The sudden death of grandpa has brought me the understanding of what Paul says in Philippians 1:21 that “for me to live is Christ and to die is gain.

O grandpa, I miss you so much. The Emptiness of the space you have left in my  live  is so deep it will be difficult to fill you left without saying goodbye for this reason I peer longingly into light and darkness hoping for a last glimpse so that even as you rest in peace, I may also find peace.But also I do not see you, so we console ourselves that because you lie in the bossom for the Lord, I shall see you again. Granddad you were a wonderful living experience to me your grandchild, you were a grandfather, a mentor, a councilor and a pillar of support.

Grand daughter
Yisah Mzeka"

This tribute was added by Gilbert Mzeka on 18th June 2015

"A Tribute To Grandpa

Ever since the day I was born.
You have nurtured me with love and kindness.
You have been someone I can believe in,
And someone I can depend upon.
In this world I am just staring to understand.
And it's important to me that you know
How grateful that I am,
For all that you give to me,
For all that you teach me,
And for the strength I will always have,
Because of you, grandpa.

Grand Daughter
Matang Joedine Mzeka"

This tribute was added by Gilbert Mzeka on 18th June 2015

"A Tribute to my late husband

loves longing takes me across the river
over the mountains and along the shore

you are here because i will it so
and because love knows no boundary

your body is gone but your love
lives here within my heart

my days grow shorter and my nights
seem darker now

i am sad at times because you are gone
happier still to have had you in my life for so long

your love is here and my breath is your breath
and will remain so until i can no longer inhale

goodbye my love

until we meet again...

Mzeka Esther Siri"

This tribute was added by Gilbert Mzeka on 18th June 2015


Mr. Mzeka N. Paul was a God fearing honourable man. Daddy was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Daddy was a trusted and confident friend. His transition has brought pain that cannot be described, but we know that he has gone to be with the Lord. And may his soul rest in peace forever!

Your Daughter
Kinyuy Eveline"

This tribute was added by Gilbert Mzeka on 18th June 2015


You are one very good person in my life. You gave me joy and taught me that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. You instigated in me the words of Proverbs 14:2 "to be honest and show that I have reverence for the Lord". Now you are gone! I loved you then Daddy, I love you now and I will always love you. Nobody can ever take your place in my heart and memories of you will always linger in my heart. I miss you Daddy and I will always miss you. Words alone are not enough to express my heart. We may make our plans, but God has the last word…Proverbs 16:1. May your Soul through the mercy of God rest in perfect peace. Amen

Your Daughter
Gillian Mzeka"

This tribute was added by Gilbert Mzeka on 18th June 2015


Many people’s time with their grandparents are limited. But I thank God that he blessed me with 5 years of knowing and loving my Grandpa. I am grateful that in that time I have been able to piece a story of him and will be able to tell others in great detail about my grandpa.

I could never forget the 5 years my Granddad stayed with us. Even now I can picture my Granddads amusing smile and hear him calling “mine”. I remember the way his mind would compete with the computer and consistently win. 5 years in my life may not be a big chunk but to have spent it with a great man like my Grandfather makes it so.

Grand Son
Bongram Dencel"

This tribute was added by Rosette Achah on 18th June 2015

"My dearest Grandfather,
I am so grateful that God almighty gave me such a wonderful grandfather. I am blessed to have such wonderful memories of you, and I want to thank God for bring you into my life. For you are the only grandparent I had left, It is very difficult to see you leave us. Thank you so much for all you have done for me and my family, and I promise to make you proud.  I will miss you dearly.
Love you Grandpa.

This tribute was added by Gilbert Mzeka on 18th June 2015


Death where is your sting? You who take a man, you are that which men fear, but you are inevitable. When the cold hands of death snatched you (Papa) from my hands in the morning of June 14th 2015 at the hospital, it was like the fall of an Iroko tree. First there was confusion, then denial, reflection and finally acceptance.

I accepted when I remembered what a psalmist said “what man is he that liveth and shall not see death?” (Psalm 89v48)

It is easy to think of others having to keep this appointment with death, but difficult for us to remember that we too must keep same appointment. Death is appointed for all and the question of its occurrence is merely a matter of time. Adieu, papa adieu. I love you but God loves you more. You worked hard and your achievements are profound. Your departure is a great loss. May the almighty God grant you eternal rest. Amen.

Your Son
Gilbert Mzeka"

This tribute was added by Estther Mzeka on 18th June 2015

The teacher, the environmentalist and most of all an African Hero. Firm yet kind hearted. You were a source of my inspiration. Though our lives were plagued with so many trials and tribulations you tried to make the best of every situation. The memories you let behind are enormous and we will forever miss you.

Adieu Daddy
Your daughter

This tribute was added by ruth Nyang on 17th June 2015

"Pa you were more than just an uncle.. you were a dad to me... always cheering me on and telling me to reach for my dreams! To say you will be missed is an understatement. You gave your all and your best... never holding back. You were always there for the entire family... a rock and a pillar. We mourn but we know all is not lost.. We will see you again.
Rest in peace Pa.. We will never say goodbye.. we hold unto the memories and cherish what you have imparted in us.
Love you Pa.

This tribute was added by Ade Mzeka on 17th June 2015

"You were the best  dad any child could ever ask for. No matter what was going on you stood tall. You taught us how to stay strong and fight for what we want.You have left a vacuum in our hearts that can never be filed. Your legacy is unmatched and I was proud to be called your daughter.
You were my dad, my teacher and my hero. As you rest with the lord know that you are a treasure that will never be devalued.
Love you dad.!Rest in peace!
Your daughter

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