Ralph Ekwenibe
Ralph Ekwenibe
  • 45 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 29, 1969
  • Date of passing: Jun 26, 2014
Let the memory of Ralph be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ralph Ekwenibe, 45, born on January 29, 1969 and passed away on June 26, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by isaac Anadi on 27th June 2016

"Most gentle, most caring and most wonderful friend, brother and mate, your sudden departuer has left a gaping hole in our hearts. Your immense love and care will forever be missed. I know that you are at peace in God's arms becaue you gave so much peace to everyone around you. You are forever loved. Adieu my dear friend......!"

This tribute was added by Offornze amucheazi on 26th June 2016

"Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord, my dear friend."

This tribute was added by Nwasam Eluwa on 31st January 2016

"Bro,I know you have peace were you are.God is the only one to take care of the people you left behind.All memories remain fresh about you always.your forever missed.
Nwasam"

This tribute was added by Offornze amucheazi on 30th January 2016

"Rest in peace my dearest friend. We surely miss you."

This tribute was added by chinwe anyigbo on 29th January 2016

"My dearest Ralph,
Less than two years ago, you passed on to eternal life, to rest in God's bosom.  We all miss you dearly.  Most times, we expect your physical presence. Your absence unfortunately can never be filled. You were a big brother and cared a lot. Entering into Enugu is most difficult now. Remain resting! Love you lots big brother."

This tribute was added by Uju Ekwenibe on 29th January 2016

"Happy birthday my dearest Sugar. We miss you so much.  We will  never stop thinking about you. We remember you today, as if you never left. We are consoled, with the fact that you are resting, free from every pain & sorrow, on the bosom of our Lord Jesus Chrst. Continue to rest in perfect peace  ORalph o. Thanking God for the time you spent with us."

This tribute was added by Chinweoke ObiOkoye on 26th June 2015

"Ralph!!!!! Its was just like yesterday cos the shock is still fresh in the mind. You are still everywhere, so hard to forget, your smile your love, your charm, your everything. We all miss you. Keep Resting in Peace."

This tribute was added by Nwasam Eluwa on 26th June 2015

"Nwannem Ralph your forever missed.your demise  has remained unimaginable.
Nwasam"

This tribute was added by amaka ezimora on 29th January 2015

"We remember our beloved brother on his 46th birthday. Happy birthday O' Ralpho, you'll forever be missed."

This tribute was added by Ifeoma Ilodibia Nwakoby on 29th July 2014

"Ralph was a truly gentle soul who touched people in many positive ways. As we mourn your passing, we are consoled by the fact that God makes no mistakes....and thus, it was truly time for you to REST! We pray that you are now resting in Our Lord's bosom, and that your family and friends will be consoled. Rest in peace, amen! Og and Ifeoma Nwakoby"

This tribute was added by onanma amucheazi on 23rd July 2014

".... God's finger touched him and he slept!

Ralph, may the Almighty grant your extremely kind and gentle soul  eternal rest . You fought gallantly and with dignity ...but the Almighty knows best..
Rest in perfect peace dear friend."

This tribute was added by Dan Nwankwo on 22nd July 2014

"Raphito! It is painfully true that God has called you home. We all wished and prayed that you will get better but God indeed knows better- the Giver has taken.Your frankness, warmth, value for friendship, life and off course your ever charming and infectious smiles are no more, 'how Are the mighty fallen'. Though you are no more with us on this plane in flesh but you now live in our hearts. We will sorely miss you. Jee nkeoma nwanne! Kachifo!"

This tribute was added by Dan Nwankwo on 22nd July 2014

"Raphito! It is painfully true that God has called you home. We all wished and prayed that you will get better but God indeed knows better- the Giver has taken.Your frankness, warmth, value for friendship, life and off course your ever charming and infectious smiles are no more, 'how Are the mighty fallen'. Though you are no more with us on this plane in flesh but you now live in our hearts. We will sorely miss you. Jee nkeoma nwanne! Kachifo!"

This tribute was added by chinelo okeke on 18th July 2014

"How does one express the amazing essence and spirit of a wonderful man? Ralph’s selfless generosity, uncompromising belief in all that is good and his unwavering commitment to family is what I admired so much in him. Words, even the very best of words, cannot pay tribute or truly capture the sense of loss that I feel.
Ralph and my big sister Nomsky played a unique and special role in my life they laid the platform that has helped me grow. Ralph exemplified the true meaning of a father and a husband. He was the embodiment of the saying “ogo bu Chi onye”.
The loss is there, tangible and real within us his family and friends, but Ralph represented life, love, laughter and an irrepressible belief and faith in seeing the best in everything.
Rest with the Angels my biggest bros, because that is where you truly belong."

This tribute was added by Chike Anyigbo on 16th July 2014

"Ralph’s passing on is startling and a great challenge for everyone, especially, for his young children and wife. He was gentle, caring, energetic, and lived life to the fullest. In the brief moments of illness, Ralph did leave us a wonderful example of his resilience and faith in God. We can only trust that it is God’s will to call him home this early.

            Accept my condolences and prayers for God’s consolation on the entire Ekwenibe family. God grant eternal rest to his gentle soul. Amen.

Fr. Chike Anyigbo, C.S.Sp."

This tribute was added by isaac Anadi on 15th July 2014

"My dearly brother Rapho,
The news was difficult to digest and the thought that you've gone is like a dream. I am thinking that I will wake up & hear something different because you are such a peace loving, gentle, kind & loving man. You are wonderful beyond words. Your demeanour overwhelmed me throughout our years of friendship. You fought the disease with all your bravery, but God saw that you were too good to continue in untold pains. He has taken you into his arms in his love. Our tears & mostly those of your beloved family will flow ceaselessly, but His love reigns supreme.
Rest in perfect peace Raphiano!!!!"

This tribute was added by Dan Ochonma on 15th July 2014

"Onowu ni le-Onowu general as I fondly call you and your quick retort of Ochobaby, Ochonma -icho tala Jesus keep resonating since your departure.
My amiable friend has gone leaving a scar that can never be healed. And so it was that when we last spoke I encouraged you not to be afraid that all will be well with a promise to come to Nigeria to see you. Whist your affirmative response was tremendous and encouraging  in line with your courageous nature, little did I know that the fierce battle with death would overwhelmed you and our face to face meeting was never to be.

As a person if it were to be your call you would have resisted and defeated death but God the omnipotent, who has power to create and destroy life knows why he has allowed you to depart though am disheartened.  The journey of life is not dependent on how long it takes but how well spent.  Ralph, your journey spanned 45 years but your footprints are indelible particularly in your calm and kindhearted nature, stoical with smile that demystifies all stress and troubles. Your gentle and meek nature which defiles all rascality, brinkmanship and the hundreds of lives you touched through your kind heartedness speaks volume.

Words cannot properly describe the vacuum that your absence has created, to say I will miss you is an understatement.  Ralph rest in peace and may the good Lord grant you external rest. A friend indeed , a friend in all seasons have gone. Keep walking Ralph the journey is ended and you have gone to receive your crown. Good night and sleep tight.
From. Dan Ochonma"

This tribute was added by benny ukah on 15th July 2014

"Oh Ralph O! You came, you saw, and you conquered, but now you're gone, back to your maker where there would be no more pain but glory... continue to rest in peace, amen"

This tribute was added by christopher ekwenibe on 15th July 2014

"Ralph, I have been struggling with emotions, tears wailing up in my eyes each time I pick up my pen to write this tribute. You were a brother in a million despite all odds.

Your humility can never be compared, little wonder the number of sympathizers that throng your house on daily basis to mourn you - lives that you touched positively can only be imagined.

The battle to save your Precious life had been fought and won and God will always be the winner!

I watched you, tears in my eyes as you were slowly but steadily losing the battle. A good heart as yours stopped beating – at last you were at rest, God knows that you were tired and I guess, had to prove to me He only takes the good ones and so be it!!

Your demise is both a great loss and a challenge to us, especially for the young family you left behind.

You will always be remembered and cherished O’ Ralph o, with heart and eyes still full of tears ………..Good night my Broda!!!"

This tribute was added by Tagbo Nwosu on 13th July 2014

"I always knew you as an amiable, kind, and gentle fellow. Even though your time on this earth was very short, you touched the lives and hearts of those whom you came across in ways that will last forever. I know that you are now at rest in the Bosom of the Lord, free from any illness and pain. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace my good friend."

This tribute was added by Adaeze Ezissi on 12th July 2014

"I pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring Ralphs memory. Take heart in the knowledge that he is sleeping comfortably with our Lord."

This tribute was added by Afoma Azc on 12th July 2014

"Nneoma, Mmesoma, Kene, Odinaka and the rest of Ralph's family. I know this must be a very dark time for you. Words seem insufficient and shallow; What does one say to make you feel better? To ease the pain? To fill the void Ralph's depature has created. Please, accept my condolence and know, that my thoughts are with you.
Ralph, may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Ada Chikeluba on 12th July 2014

"Ralph, you may have lived a short life but the pleasant memories you left behind far surpass your time with us. As peaceful a person that you were, so also is the peace that engulfs you now with the Lord. So even though we hurt, our pain will dull because our thoughts of you remain and we have to smile when we reminisce on joyful moments past that death cannot rob.  

We will forever remember and cherish the sincerity in your love for your wife and children, your kind and good heart which you wore proudly, your big infectious smile which lit up the room and, in turn, warmed our hearts, your willingness to help, the honest humility and the empathy you depicted for those who needed … words are not enough to express how much these memories, and more, are evidence of an exceptional being whose memories have become treasures we will forever hold dear.

Even though your passing has broken our hearts, let’s take solace in the fact that you are in a better place and Nneoma and the kids have their very own guardian angel watching over them.

Ralph, you will be greatly missed. It was a great honour knowing you and having you as part of our family. Thank you for sharing your life with us."

This tribute was added by Samuel Emelugo on 9th July 2014

"Dear Ralph, though U had a short Life , We are happy to know U as a valuable in Law. The Good Lord will receive Ur kind Soul and give U a good Rest. rest in perfect peace Amen. From Sir (Engr) Sam and Lady Nonye Emelugo"

This tribute was added by ezinwanne nnoruka on 8th July 2014

"Nneoma, Richie, Nneka, Emeka, Chinwe, Ejike & Arinze - my deepest condolences! May Ralph's soul be granted eternal rest.....amen. Ezinwanne Ilodibe-Nnoruka"

This tribute was added by Ejike Ekwenibe on 7th July 2014

"I write this with sadness over the unimaginable loss of a close friend RALPHO. you are a gentle man with a wonderful heart . I will forever miss you. we love you RALPHO  but GOD loves you the most
ADIEU Peaceful man
ADIEU worthy friend
ADIEU RALPHO
FROM PRINCE NWACHUKWU ONUIGBO"

This tribute was added by chinazor Nwasam Eluwa on 6th July 2014

"Dear uncle Ralph,
I feel sad because of your death and i hope our God,Holy son and Angels take care of you.I prayed every morning since you fail ill and i pray that our mighty Lord will take care of your family in Jesus name.AMEN
From Chinazor (Nwasam"s son)"

This tribute was added by Emeka Ekwenibe on 5th July 2014

"My dear big bros, O’RalphO Okonde , you leave me completely distraught and heartbroken.  It is with so much pain and hurt in my soul that I write this tribute.

It all started with the news that you were hospitalized after a seizure, little did I know that it was going to be a long journey of pain, sorrow, anguish and despair. I know that you have passed through so much life challenges but nothing prepared us for this one that will eventually take your life. I saw you suffer and your health deteriorate over time that I oftentimes almost wavered in my faith. The question is why my bros, Ralph! Just as you will always steer me in the face shaking your head, down casted and say, why me! I did always encourage you while hurting so much inside as I could not comprehend it all. You fought so hard physically and mentally like a brave warrior to overcome this illness while clinging on to hope of a divine healing. Everyone in our family prayed and fasted for a miracle and God’s mercy upon your life including your friends and well wishers but God knows why you had to go at this prime time of your life. My only consolation is that you had time to make peace with God. His words are that in everything we should give thanks.

I deeply thank God for all the beautiful times we shared together, the memories of which will forever live in my heart. You were not just a brother but a friend and my confidant. We were always able to pour out our hearts to each other. Our brotherly bond was truly a blessing. I still remember all your dreams and aspirations for the future which have been cut short.

You were a gentle soul but tough, humble, benevolent, meticulous and courageous. You were a cheerful person, outgoing and easily liked by everyone that met you. Your love for your family was unquestionable. I truly do not know why good people like you pass on so early.

We will forever miss you.

Adieu O’RalphO! Adieu big Ralph! Farewell bros!

May your gentle soul rest peacefully in the bosom of the Lord till we meet to part no more, Amen."

This tribute was added by okey tabansi on 5th July 2014

"Ralphito....gentle, simple, easygoing, peaceful! Your death once again opened my eyes to the reality of this world. Why are the good ones falling while the evil ones are busy roaming the world? I feel cold with the guilt of not visiting you throughout the period of your illness. I called your wife severally promising to visit. Hope you forgive me for that. I will take solace in the fact that you lived a God fearing life. I know you are resting in the bosom of The Lord.
Ride on gentle Ralph, the angels are with you."

This tribute was added by Nneka Ekwenibe J on 4th July 2014

"Ooh IFedi as I normal call you, I received the news of your death with great tears flowing down by face because I could not visit you throughout the period of your illness. What a painful loss.You were so gentle and humble and always willing to help out at any slight opportunity. But God knows the reason why you had to leave us so early.You will be missed by all who knew you. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace AMEN!  Adieu.... my humble brother till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by jude anyigbo on 4th July 2014

"Good night uncle Graph
Uncle  Graph has left us! Sad, very sad. My son, Chizitelu in his early years before he learnt to express himself eloquently used to welcome Ralph with so much excitement in my house then in Ilupeju, Lagos. You would hear him scream, uncle Graph, uncle Graph! Then, Ralph would lift him up and toss him into the air and Chizitelu would laugh excitedly. He had remained fond of his uncle to this day. When Ralph took ill, my son Chizzy would constantly ask of his uncle in our email exchanges from his school and would always pray for his total recovery. I normally update him of Ralph’s progress. Unfortunately , since Ralph died, I had tactically changed our mode of conversation in order to preclude any opportunity of enquiry about his uncle Ralph’s health status. I had to engage him with a tough academic challenge which he is struggling to meet up. So, his emails are now focussed on briefing me of his progress or challenges thereof.
Ralph was a good man, a gentle soul with a large heart. Very respectful. A good brother-in-law.  When I was going through a particular business challenge, he was there giving advice, giving hope, and often consulting his good friend and brother, Prof. Ofonze  Amucheazi on the legal aspects and feeding me back.
Ralph loved his wife and children a great deal and would do anything to keep them comfortable. He loved life, so he fought hard to survive this debilitating illness. He fought to the end. The Ekwenibe family fought hard too, but God in His infinite wisdom knew better.
Raphael Ifedilichukwu Ekwnibe  my brother, jee nkoma.
Toenna Anyigbo
Eziokwubundu"

This tribute was added by Godwin Okeke(Winas) on 4th July 2014

"O'Ralpho my good friend and brother! What a shame to death that took u away at the early stage of ur life. You were a good guy, always cheerful and everybodies friend. I remember wen I came to see u wen u were sick, you said "WINAS, U'VE SEEN WHAT UR BROTHER IS GOING THRU" I held ur hands and pray with u. Rest in peace my Bro"

This tribute was added by arinze okemuo on 4th July 2014

"Ralph you were one of the beautiful things that came with my marriage. My husband Arinze had wonderful memories of the times you shared as young cousins. He shared them and I was soon to meet you and your  very cool and calm demeanour. I have since then enjoyed any time spent with you and your family. I won't ask why you - I lost a great brother and I know that God and His angels root for great souls. I am so glad we had the opportunity of spending a little time with you last Christmas. Enjoy your bright morning in the arms of the Father. Ezigbo mmadu adi anwu anwu."

This tribute was added by EMEKA NWORJI on 4th July 2014

"Ralph ,you lived a humble and patient life, you fought your illness gallantly, God never wanted to see you defeated in all these 'cos he knows the best for you and He decided to crown you better in His abode. Farewell Ralph... May your gentle soul rest in peace-AMEN."

This tribute was added by arinze okemuo on 4th July 2014

"My heart sank into my stomach when I heard the news. The sadness still comes along once in awhile, but the joy in the memories is so dear that it gently pushes aside the sadness. With me always are the wonderful memories and the way we use to hang out back in the days. Bye till we meet again Raph"

This tribute was added by Kene Agbo on 4th July 2014

"Dear Ralph, good morning. Trust Heaven is a lovely place. Please send my greetings to our Lord Jesus and our Almighty Father. Just so that you know, we already miss you so much! You were always a friend and brother to me. We love you but God loves you more. All I can say, is thank you Lord for all the times we spent with you and one day we shall meet again. May your soul rest in perfect peace, Amen."

This tribute was added by Nwasam Eluwa on 4th July 2014

"A day begins a story. The story has it that Ralph woke up one morning and felt very severe headache. Investigations, medications and surgical interventions proved abortive.
Tell it not in Nneni, publish it not in the street of Enugu that my dearest humble friend is gone. You were full of milk of human kindness that even at your tender age when you were at F.G.C Wukari  the meager  allowances given to you as a student were shared by all,
"How are the mighty fallen" 'Oke Osisi adawo n'ala.
I am full of tears of sorrow.THE MAN" RAPHO" is no more, who now cares for the children in this sinful world? especially your Wife Nneoma who passed sleepless nights by your bed side nursing you.
The Alpha and Omega will take control for he knows it all.
Who can be more humble and generous than Ralph?.
God knows it all, Good night brother, good night, sleep well in The Lord.God Be with you till we meet again. Amen. Adieu.

Nwachukwu Sam- Eluwa & Family"

This tribute was added by arinze ekwenibe on 3rd July 2014

"It will be difficult to pen down how I truly feel. I have lost a brother. I am deeply pained. As painful as this can be, I cannot be mad but thank God for his mercies.
Ralph lived a good life. He was a great brother and friend. If sickness came as karma, I'd say he would not be the victim. I could cry and ask a million questions about how unfair life could be, but it would not change the facts. I am grateful to God he was strong enough to attend my wedding, and what better present could I ask for on that day?
I am also thankful that everyone got a chance to spend some quality time with him. I have no doubt he is resting peacefully with the Lord. Rest on Ralpho till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Offornze amucheazi on 3rd July 2014

"My best friend. Trustworthy, reliable, sincere, compassionate. We shared a lot. We made plans for the future, for our children, for ourselves. All have come to nought. I have shed tears but my tears cannot bring you back. I remain committed to our plans for our families. Rest assured that I will always be there for them. Rest in peace Ralph. We shall meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Offornze amucheazi on 3rd July 2014

"My best friend. Trustworthy, reliable, sincere, compassionate. We shared a lot. We made plans for the future, for our children, for ourselves. All have come to nought. I have shed tears but my tears cannot bring you back. I remain committed to our plans for our families. Rest assured that I will always be there for them. Rest in peace Ralph. We shall meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Olivia Hussini on 3rd July 2014

"I'm very speechless, my heart is heavy! O death! where is your sting?my only  consolation is that you are with our Lord in the blessed sacrament, never to weep or be in pains anymore, never to return to this wicked world where we are all struggling,waiting as the clock ticks away..I still remember your kind,gentle person, God rest your soul, sleep on Ralph,rest in eternal peace."

This tribute was added by Olivia Hussini on 3rd July 2014

"I'm very speechless, my heart is heavy! O death! where is your sting?my only  consolation is that you are with our Lord in the blessed sacrament, never to weep or be in pains anymore, never to return to this wicked world where we are all struggling,waiting as the clock ticks away..I still remember your kind,gentle person, God rest your soul, sleep on Ralph,rest in eternal peace."

This tribute was added by Nelson Udeh on 2nd July 2014

"May his soul rest in perfect peace Amen.....Emeka and Uju. Take heart. God is the giver and taker of life......Sure he has gone to be with his maker....Regards to your family. Accept my condolence at this moment."

This tribute was added by angela odunsi on 2nd July 2014

"This is very sad and upsetting news. It is well as you have gone to rest where you will feel no more pain. Rest in peace. May God give Nneoma & the rest of the family the strength to bear this great loss. Sleep on"

This tribute was added by nkiru nwosu on 2nd July 2014

"what a SHOCK! each day I sit, wondering why does it have to be this way? I mourn ur passing but I take solace that God knows best. good bye Ralph ."

This tribute was added by nkiru nwosu on 2nd July 2014

"what a SHOCK! each day I sit, wondering why does it have to be this way? I mourn ur passing but I take solace that God knows best. good bye Ralph ."

This tribute was added by Oby Anya on 2nd July 2014

"Obisko as he called me....am in total shock and my heart bleeds..

I know you are in a better place and you are better off there than this wicked and evil world.. Permit me to say but you deserved much more... I will always remember you uncle Ralph.....Rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by amaka ezimora on 1st July 2014

"My dear big brother O Ralpho Odende, I leave this with a broken heart!
      
     God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered "come to me".
With tearful eyes, we watched you suffer and saw you fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart has been taken away from us. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. May your soul rest in perfect peace, Amen."

This tribute was added by chinwe anyigbo on 1st July 2014

"Alas! My beloved brother Ralph is at rest.
My heart bleeds as I put together, "A tribute" for you . Mine is a personal letter to you.
Dear Ralph,
How are you? I do hope you are no longer in pain. It was a shock to learn when you had the first seizure. I wondered if it was true but prayed fervently it wasn't. We prayed and hoped for a miracle. You fought to be well. Your wife and children fought along. Your siblings did the same, likewise your wonderful friends and well wishers. Prayer requests from different nations and races were poured out to God. Your bravery despite the pain you went through was admirable. You kept faith alive, confessing your healing. God gave you His strength till it was time for you to go home. We may say, our prayers were not answered for you are not here with us. In faith, I know they were . While we sought for your physical strength to be restored, God healed you internally, strengthened those around you and prepared us all for this inevitable separation which is but for a while on earth. I know you are at peace with your maker. We miss you everyday and fondly remember the blessings and times we spent together. You were and will always be my big brother. You understood the meaning of the word "big brother" and lived it out. Adieu Ralph ! We shall meet to part no more .
Love you.
Chinwe."

This tribute was added by Uju Ekwenibe on 1st July 2014

"O Ralpho! With tears I leave this tribute. You will forever be remembered. I give God all the Glory for the short time, you stayed with us here. We love you very much but God loves you most. May you continue to rest in peace on the bossom of our Almighty God...... Je nke oma, Nodu mma. Good night my dearest Sugar."


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