ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Annie Anyagwo Imo who was born on February 24, 1929 and passed away on August 17, 2009. She will be forever missed.

WE THE UMUOSOKAIMO'S WISH TO THANK EVERYONE WHO TOOK TIME TO SUPPORT US IN VARIOUS WAYS, IN PRAYERS, PRESENCE AND GIFTS FOR ALL YOU DID TO MAKE THIS A PEACEFUL AND GLORIOUS TRANSITION. MAY "THE LORD WHO SEES", GENEROUSLY REWARD YOU AND BE THERE FOR YOU WHENEVER YOU NEED HIM. GOD BLESS YOU.

Funeral arrangements were as follows (Pictures of each event have been added to the gallery):

Friday, September 11th -           7pm -  Service of Songs, 12220 Murphy Road, Suite K, Stafford TX 77477 [Houston Texas USA]

 

Saturday, 19th September, 2009 - 5:00pm – 9pm

Special Shekinah Nite (PRAISE NIGHT) @ 252, Murtala Mohammed Way, Yaba Lagos.
 
Monday, 21st September, 2009 - 3:00pm: Special Programme by Item Union
4:30 – 5:30pm    : FBC / Item Women’s Programme @ Close 38, House 11, Satellite Town, Lagos.
 
Tuesday, 22nd September, 2009 - 10:00am - 11.45am Commendation Service,
5:00pm - Service of songs @ Hoares Memorial Methodist Church, Yaba Lagos.
 
Thursday, 24th September, 2009 - 7:00pm - Christian Wake-Keeping @ Annie Anyagwo Imo House Ojinta, Amaba Amaokwe Item.
 
Friday, 25th September, 2009 - 8:00 – 9:00am Lying-in-state @ Annie Anyagwo Imo House Ojinta, Amaba Amaokwe Item.
 
11:00am - Funeral Service @ Methodist Church, Atanko Amaokwe, Item.
 
Interment @ Annie Anyagwo Imo House Ojinta, Amaba Amaokwe Item.
 
Reception follows @ Annie Anyagwo Imo House Ojinta, Amaba Amaokwe Item.
 
Sunday, 27th September 2009 - 10:00am - Outing Service @ Methodist Church, Atanko Amaokwe, Item.
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on August 17, 2020
Mom was a superstar!

Today is 11 years of Mom's home going. We remember her fondly. She was very gentle. She handled life and emotions well. She forgave easily. She was humble. As I get older, I have come to appreciate that it takes obedience to God, discipline and self control to be that way. It doesn't just happen on its own. It is submission to the workings and grace of God. May God bless her memory. We do not doubt that she is with the Lord. God is good!
Posted by Agu Imo on August 17, 2019
Ten years ago to the day, on Monday, the 17th of August 2009, my Mother was brought to our home in Yaba. She could not walk. Her first words, were “If only I had come earlier.” She had suffered a stroke. The Friday before, she had gone for her monthly medical check-up at a specialist hospital. She had complained of a head-ache, and they decided to treat for malaria. They did not detect the ruptured aneurysm in her brain, which turned out to be fatal. We took her into the downstairs visitors room, where she lay down. She couldn’t move one side of her body. This incredible woman remained cheerful as she sang songs of praise to God in her beautiful high-pitched voice even in this condition as she forced one hand to manipulate the paralysed one, up and down, willing life to return to the paralysed half of her body. We watched her as she sang merrily, while we made efforts to evacuate her to the hospital. About six years before, she had gone to South Africa for knee-transplant surgery. The surgery on both knees had been successful but on the night of the surgery, she had suffered a stroke, which like the current one, left one half of her body paralysed. When the medical personnel were comforting her and making strenuous efforts to treat her, she had cheerfully told them that they should not worry, that by morning, Jesus would have healed her. This is exactly what happened, to the amazement of all. By the morning, there was absolutely no trace of the stroke or paralysis. Funmi, my sister in law along with her son, Jemie accompanied her to South Africa. They can bear witness to this miracle. So, this time again, we believed she along with her tested and trusted Jesus would defeat the stroke. My in-law, who is a medical doctor came along and examined her. He confirmed the stroke and an ambulance was sent for. She could overhear us speaking, and must have heard his response on her chances of full recovery. She may also have heard him say that another stroke could be fatal. My Mother was tired. She had six months before turned 80. She had fought so many battles especially over her husband, my Father and we, the children. The last being the multiple organ failure my Father suffered the month before. She had stood and willed him back to life. I have never seen anyone pray the way she did for him. I have never before seen such faith. She willed him back to life. She was indeed exhausted. She had spent her life fighting for us.....in the spirit and in the physical. She smiled again as I hurried away to confer with my friend and brother, Dr. Ebun Bamgboye, Medical Director of Saint Nicholas Hospital. In my short absence, she shut her eyes in the arms of my wife, Alero and my sister, Chima and allowed a second stroke, which killed her....She was smiling. She was done. She had run the good race. Like Paul, what lay ahead was a crown of honour. We remember her today fondly. She was a Christian soldier. A General in the Lord’s army. The song “Onward Christian Soldier” has never been so real and apt.

Your memory is evergreen in our hearts. We will do all we promised in Jesus’ name. To God be all the glory !
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on February 25, 2016
Shared by Ike Imo on Facebook:

Mrs. Annie Anyagwo Imo (24/2/29 - 17/8/09).

It would have been your 87th birthday today. Wonderful mother. Dutiful and caring wife. Faithful sister. Hardworking teacher and Principal. Educationist. Sportswoman. Administrator. Visionary. Fearless. Purposeful. Steadfast. Diligent. Cheerful. Shrewd. Actress and speech coach.

Child of God.

I miss you today and always.
Posted by NDUKWE kalu on August 18, 2015
Mmo, we miss you so much but we are consoled by the good, selfless and exemplary life that you lived here on earth. And we know that you are at a better( with the LORD)..Jagha jua ezi mmo m!!!!
Posted by Oriaku Hanson Oyet-Ile on August 17, 2015
Momsie, Jokwa wo! It's been 6 years already and your grandchildren are growing to become pretty damsels. Memories of you always bring a smile to my face. Was in Item over the weekend and your presence is still very real around Annie Anyagwo Imo House. You will forever remain in our hearts & mind.Love you lots.
Posted by chima ejimofor on August 17, 2015
Thank you Lord for every remembrance of my Mother always feels me with so much pride and joy! Please help me to be the best me, to all who come my way especially my family and loved ones.
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on February 24, 2014
Today would have been Mommy's 85th birthday. We remember her with love and admiration. To God be the glory!
Posted by Abigail O. Imo on August 20, 2013
Four years has gone by so quickly. Miss you so so much. God knows.
Posted by Emmanuel Sylvanus on August 17, 2012
I have never known you untill i met your duaghter, who is my director. At your age, you were still an ANGEL to behold. Though i knew you for a short time before you answered the HOLY call, whoever know your daughther and her siblings can testify that they were nurtured and brought up by a great mother. Farewell, great mother.
Posted by oriaku oyet-ile on August 17, 2012
Wow! Time does indeed fly. 3 years already!!!!. God has indeed been awesome these last 3 years. You went home, then dad joined you, but God sent us comfort and we can laugh and sing again. It is well with your seed. Agape, Oriaku
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on August 17, 2012
It's been 3 years. We still miss our Mom today. We remember Mommy for her patience, humility, hardwork, diligence, excellence of spirit, steadfast love and devotion to God and her entire family. May the same be said of us. Amen!
Posted by Ike Imo on August 17, 2012
Dear dear Mums. Gone to rest. You did your best, your very best. We are all well. Your prayers and belief in Jesus have been justified in the legacy you left behind. We shall not let you down. I will not let you down. You ran a great race and now that the baton has been passed, we all shall continue to the best of our ability knowing that you would be glad that we did.
Posted by oriaku oyet-ile on February 24, 2012
Dear All.
Today would have been Moms 83rd birthday. We will continue to celebrate her. Thinking of mom, always brings a smile to my face. Every memory of her is pleasant. She was a good mother. May our children also be able to say same of us. Oriaku
Posted by chima ejimofor on February 24, 2012
My every remembrance of Momsie is joyful. Now I appreciate that song Sweet Mother, I no go forget you....From the scriptures, I have a clear understanding that Mom has run her race and gone ahead into the next phase of Eternity. For those of us here, while we still have the luxury of time, may we all really and truly discover the purpose for which we are on earth and run our race well too!
Posted by chima ejimofor on September 12, 2011
I really started to see Mom as such a precious jewel when she spent a month with me after the very traumatic delivery of our daughter- Lemaeke Faith. Her calmness, capacity to love, organisational ability and spiritual depth are virtues I covet. 2 years already? I miss my Mom.
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on August 17, 2011
It's been 2 years but I still miss my Mom. I guess somehow I always will.
The memory of the just is blessed! Prov. 10:7
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on November 17, 2010
It's been more than one year and God has been faithful to heal and to see us through. Our God is faithful!
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on October 28, 2009
I miss my mom so much! I miss your quiet wisdom and strength that always gave perspective to every situation. The gentle way you kept everyone united.

I miss you.
Posted by Florence Odoemene on October 5, 2009
Ugonma, May the love of Christ be with you and your family during this period.
Posted by Florence Odoemene on October 5, 2009
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away"
--R21:4
Posted by Innocent Osimhen on September 24, 2009
Please accept my condolence. Mama did not live in vain. Her children are an eloquent testimony that she passed through this world with excellence
Posted by Ajenikpo & Iheukwu Ikoro on September 21, 2009
We remember vividly what you said while making our WEDDING TOAST 25yrs ago and that has kept us going. We will miss you mummy, but we are consoled you are in a better place.

MMO, REST IN PEACE.
Posted by charles ogunjimi on September 21, 2009
THANKS TO GOD FOR A LIFE WELL SPENT,MAY UR SOUL REST IN PEACE
Posted by Akachi Ume on September 21, 2009
Ugonma&Charles,
Please accept my condolences on mama’s departure. She worked in the Lord’s vineyard and when it was time to depart, she prepared herself for the journey and then bowed out graciously!
Posted by Ijeoma Ikoro on September 21, 2009
We had a very happy time on Sunday before U slept in the lord and I appreciate sharing those moments with you. Your continuous smiles, love n advices will remain fresh in our hearts. ADIEU MUMMY.

IJ.
Posted by Precious Aneji on September 20, 2009
Ugonma,

We love you and are praying for you and wish we are right there by you in Lagos. Jisieike.
The enduring peace and comfort of the HS remain with you, your dad and sibblings.

Precio
Posted by Nkechi Ikoro on September 19, 2009
Dearest mummy,
Its sad to know you are no more but your spirit and legacy lives on. Eva smiling and Charming lady. We will miss you..REST IN PEACE.

NK IKORO
Posted by Kelechi Kukoyi on September 19, 2009
Dear Da Ugonma, May God continue to strengthen you and the Imo family throughout this period. Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. You are in our prayers.
Posted by Isaac okechukwu IMO on September 17, 2009
Mum, was an incredibly-talented woman of substance, with all blessed entitlements. She lives forever in our memories.
Posted by Isaac okechukwu IMO on September 17, 2009
We thank God for giving us mum, a woman of exemplary Christianity.We iconize today, tomorrow and forever. from The Family of Imo o. Imo
Posted by Ebi Gagar on September 17, 2009
To Oriaku & family,
Mummy was exemplary and mum indeed. Pray the Lord will grant Daddy and children grace to bear the loss and continue the testimony she left behind.

Amos & Nwanneka
Posted by Pauly ENUJUBA on September 16, 2009
Mama, we shall ever cherish the very good memories of you and the times we shared with you.
As Paul said in Phil 2:21"For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain". PEACE.Pauly&Pastor Eunice ENUJBA
Posted by Chika Nya-Etok on September 14, 2009
Obviously she was one great mother. Her children reflect this. I thank God for her life.
Posted by Charles Allison on September 14, 2009
Arc.Oriaku, may this candle of d Gospel light never grow deem in Ur life despite present realities. please accept my condolence and may God's Grace be real to U now and forever.
Dr. Charles S Allison
Posted by Grace & Ezekiel Akinpelu on September 12, 2009
Mmo Annie, you have left a spiritual inheritance for your entire family and those that knew you. We love you but Jesus loves you more. We shall meet again when Jesus comes back.
Posted by Bolaji Rhodes on September 10, 2009
You will be missed.
There is a blessed assurance that you are resting
with the Lord and at the feet of the master.
Farewell!!!
Posted by Matilda Numa on September 10, 2009
Then the righteous will shine as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Passion, Discipline, Fairness with an ever radiating smile you gave us as a wonderful teacher in high school. God bless
Posted by Precious Aneji on September 8, 2009
To Imo family: Be comforted by the God of all comforts and let his countenance stay on you.
(Hid in the Lord Jesus Christ, an intercessor Lord! we thank you for a life well lived)
Posted by Abi Bada on September 8, 2009
May her soul rest in perfect peace in the blessed assurance that she is now with her God and maker. May the peace of God remain with you all at this time and forever. 

Mr & Mrs Bada and family
Posted by Emmanuel Abara on September 7, 2009
Mmo The world was a better place with all your goodness and your tender loving care for Dede and your wonderful and gifted family.
May your legacy live on and be made manifest in their lives.-ABARAS
Posted by Chris Ogali on September 7, 2009
Forever with the Lord.
Amen- So let it be!!
Adieu Great Woman of God
The "Prov 31" Woman through and through!!!
We will miss you Mmo
We will miss you Big Aunty
Egesi, Ude & family.
Posted by Ngozi Princewill Utchay on September 7, 2009
A gentle soul, a loving Mum. Her smile is forever preserved in my heart - it was warm, heartfelt and frequent. We bless the Lord for the years we knew you.. You have gone to a far better place. Adios
Posted by Essien Nwanyo on September 5, 2009
Mummy, your energy and zeal for the things of God is worthy of emulation. You spark up the Spirit of worship, a worthy example I will follow.

Enjoy God!!!
Posted by Patricia Ebegbulem on September 4, 2009
Ugoo, I thank God with you for gifting your Mom with good fulfilled life! I thank God I was with you in Item last December to celebrate her! May she continue to celebrate with God -Rev. Sr. Patricia
Posted by Patricia Ebegbulem on September 4, 2009
I thank God for the life of Mama and pray that God will give the family the grace to bear the loss - Onyii Adiukwu
Posted by ifeoma ndiolo on September 4, 2009
Mummy,how beautiful and elegant u looked at ur age and how beautiful u still will look in the bossom of the Lord. With a heart of gold like urs and ur ever gracious smile - we will always miss u.
Posted by O Ojike on September 4, 2009
Mma Annie
You are sleeping peacefuly and lovingly in the beautiful garden of God, where your light will shine forever. My prayer and sympathy go to Dee, children and the entire family
RIP Ola
Posted by NmaOkorie Okorie nee Iheu... on September 4, 2009
Mmo,
We had the priveledge of spending time with you in South Africa. I thank God for it, you're indeed a woman of God. Thank you for all your encouragment and love, inspite of being in pains.
Posted by Doris Olamiju on September 3, 2009
Mummy!Am i not blessed to be raised and trained by you. Words really cant express it all.......I will sure miss you greatly But God knows why He suddenly had to call you home to Himself.R.I.P Nwayi.
Posted by maureen onyenze on September 3, 2009
Ma, may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace forever with the Lord Amen.
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Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on August 17, 2020
Mom was a superstar!

Today is 11 years of Mom's home going. We remember her fondly. She was very gentle. She handled life and emotions well. She forgave easily. She was humble. As I get older, I have come to appreciate that it takes obedience to God, discipline and self control to be that way. It doesn't just happen on its own. It is submission to the workings and grace of God. May God bless her memory. We do not doubt that she is with the Lord. God is good!
Posted by Agu Imo on August 17, 2019
Ten years ago to the day, on Monday, the 17th of August 2009, my Mother was brought to our home in Yaba. She could not walk. Her first words, were “If only I had come earlier.” She had suffered a stroke. The Friday before, she had gone for her monthly medical check-up at a specialist hospital. She had complained of a head-ache, and they decided to treat for malaria. They did not detect the ruptured aneurysm in her brain, which turned out to be fatal. We took her into the downstairs visitors room, where she lay down. She couldn’t move one side of her body. This incredible woman remained cheerful as she sang songs of praise to God in her beautiful high-pitched voice even in this condition as she forced one hand to manipulate the paralysed one, up and down, willing life to return to the paralysed half of her body. We watched her as she sang merrily, while we made efforts to evacuate her to the hospital. About six years before, she had gone to South Africa for knee-transplant surgery. The surgery on both knees had been successful but on the night of the surgery, she had suffered a stroke, which like the current one, left one half of her body paralysed. When the medical personnel were comforting her and making strenuous efforts to treat her, she had cheerfully told them that they should not worry, that by morning, Jesus would have healed her. This is exactly what happened, to the amazement of all. By the morning, there was absolutely no trace of the stroke or paralysis. Funmi, my sister in law along with her son, Jemie accompanied her to South Africa. They can bear witness to this miracle. So, this time again, we believed she along with her tested and trusted Jesus would defeat the stroke. My in-law, who is a medical doctor came along and examined her. He confirmed the stroke and an ambulance was sent for. She could overhear us speaking, and must have heard his response on her chances of full recovery. She may also have heard him say that another stroke could be fatal. My Mother was tired. She had six months before turned 80. She had fought so many battles especially over her husband, my Father and we, the children. The last being the multiple organ failure my Father suffered the month before. She had stood and willed him back to life. I have never seen anyone pray the way she did for him. I have never before seen such faith. She willed him back to life. She was indeed exhausted. She had spent her life fighting for us.....in the spirit and in the physical. She smiled again as I hurried away to confer with my friend and brother, Dr. Ebun Bamgboye, Medical Director of Saint Nicholas Hospital. In my short absence, she shut her eyes in the arms of my wife, Alero and my sister, Chima and allowed a second stroke, which killed her....She was smiling. She was done. She had run the good race. Like Paul, what lay ahead was a crown of honour. We remember her today fondly. She was a Christian soldier. A General in the Lord’s army. The song “Onward Christian Soldier” has never been so real and apt.

Your memory is evergreen in our hearts. We will do all we promised in Jesus’ name. To God be all the glory !
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on February 25, 2016
Shared by Ike Imo on Facebook:

Mrs. Annie Anyagwo Imo (24/2/29 - 17/8/09).

It would have been your 87th birthday today. Wonderful mother. Dutiful and caring wife. Faithful sister. Hardworking teacher and Principal. Educationist. Sportswoman. Administrator. Visionary. Fearless. Purposeful. Steadfast. Diligent. Cheerful. Shrewd. Actress and speech coach.

Child of God.

I miss you today and always.
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Eleven years later..

Shared by Ike Imo on August 17, 2020
Incredible isn't it?

It's eleven years later without Mum. For some people it may seem like a long time. For me, it is not. I remember her like yesterday.

Her warmth. Her smile. Her courage. Particularly her courage..

Many do not know how strong Mum was. She was very strong! A real soldier. For herself. For her husband. For her family. For her work. For her God.



To God be the glory

Shared by Erinma Chibututu on December 25, 2011

This Christmas day, as I remember Aunty Annie, and celebrate the birth of the Saviour whom she knew loved her and gave His life for her, that Saviour who today continues to extend the invitation to eternal life to whosoever will come, it is the words of this song that come to my mind:

To God be the glory, great things He has done;
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gate that all may go in.

Refrain

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He has done.

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

Refrain

Today is a call to worship the King of kings and Lord of lords. A day for whosoever will to come and know Jesus Christ for even the vilest offender receives total forgiveness in Christ. Today is a day to know the Prince of Peace and experience abundant life and peace despite the circumstances.