ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ating Eminue, 24 years old, born on February 19, 1991, and passed away on August 30, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Tiara Breland on February 20, 2021
Happy Birthday! I know your Dirty 30 celebration would have been lit this weekend! We miss you and still celebrating you!
Posted by anonymous Love on February 20, 2021
You are forever missed . Just thinking about you... I want to cry so bad but I can’t help but smile... smile at all the memories we had. Smile at our young puppy love we had. You was my person. We had ups and downs and more ups. I still remember you teaching me how to drive and the first day I set outside your house cause you wanted me to meet your mom but I was too nervous than we was only teenagers lol. I remember we use to stay up on the phone listening to the radio waiting for keyshia cole - heaven sent to come on... I miss you. I wish I could see all the beauty that you would have became just to talk to you see you. I will forever think about you.
Posted by Jared Gould on January 26, 2021
I remember The first you showed up as a Cadet in 2nd Platoon Bravo Company at the Arm National Gaurs Youth Challenge Academy Ft Stewart, Ga. from day one you made up your mind that you were going to make it through the program. You stepped up as a leader among the other cadets through the 22 week program. I can still remember when you told me that I don’t know what you and the other cadets are going through. I can still see the look on your face when I told you I graduated from YCA in 2001. You couldn’t believe it and said that you wanted to do just like I did. You loved your son more then anything in this world and you were proud to be a Nigerian. I can remember you talking about your family often. You would ask me about what I did in the Army and what was my MOS. I would tell you about what I did as a combat engineer and as a infantrymen. when you graduated you joined the army and did everything you told me you would do. I can remember the first time I saw you in your uniform. I can’t tell you how proud I was of you and the way you changed your life. It’s still hard to deal with your passing but I’m glad I was able to influence you and see the young man you became. Young stage until we meet again. Your battle buddies and family will keep your memory alive. Until we meet again Essayons!! Into the breach!!

SSG Jared M Gould Ret.
Cadre at Yourh Challenge Academy
2nd PLT, B CO. Ft Stewart
2007-2013
Posted by Ben Antakikam on August 30, 2020
Rip cousin rest easy. You live on through all your family and friends.
Posted by Tiara Breland on August 30, 2020
I miss you friend, I hope you’re resting well. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.
Posted by WE'RE THE SMITH'S EST.201... on August 30, 2020
We all love you !!!!
Posted by Elizabeth Rosin on August 16, 2020
My heart hurts for the family of Sgt Ating Eminue as I watched the episode of how such a fine, brave, handsome young man lost his life. No matter how old I get, I will never understand how a human being could take the life of another person and in such a despicable manner. Ating was a man who should forever be remembered as being a role model for everyone, regardless of race, color or age. I pray for his family and most especially for his young son who will never have the benefit of feeling his father's love first hand. Rest in peace Sgt. You left an impression of kindness to people you never had a chance to meet.
Posted by Ololade Akintola on June 10, 2020
Just watching your story now on first 48, and to think a man from my country and same Army was gruesomely murdered for no reason. Rest easy sergeant! God be with your family and son. Heaven gained an angel
Posted by JEFF BARTON on February 25, 2020
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS A FUND FOR ANY SIBLINGS?GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY, I HAVE NO WORDS THAT EQUATE TO YOUR AND ALL OF OUR LOSS AND I DIDNT KNOW THIS MAN...
Posted by Randy Finoly on December 30, 2019
Beste familie Eminue.
Ik zag de uitzending op C.I op tv over uw zoon. Hij was een zeer geliefde persoon zoals ik vernam doordat hij daklozen mensen hielp met goederen en geld. Een vreselijke moord om zo iemand van het leven beroofd die erg noodzakelijk was. Woorden schieten te kort hierover. Het heeft me persoonlijk geraakt. gebeurt zelden bij uitzending van C.I. op tv maar deze uitzending zal me de rest van mijn leven heugen. ben 71 jaar en woon in Nederland. Ik ben de Engelse taal helaas niet machtig vandaar mijn medeleven in mijn eigen taal. Mijn excuus hiervoor.
Posted by Dee Nichols on November 14, 2018
Broke my heart when I watched this young mans life ripped away in such a thoughtless violent senseless way.
I hope you find solace somehow in how Ating is still touching people today.
God bless you all.
Posted by Koketso Tau on August 30, 2018
I am writing from Gaborone, Botswana, and I have just watched "The First 48" on Crime Investigation. It was indeed sad watching how a handsome young man by the name Sgt. Ating Eminue was brutally killed. A young man from Nigeria pursuing the American dream, killed by a useless, ruthless, heartless, trigger-happy boy!!! May his soul rest in perfect peace and may God grant his family permanent healing.
Posted by Ariel Alston on August 30, 2018
You dont know how much i think of you. That day i poured my heart out to you. the way you were there for me when i was out here bad. You always had my back . you loved me unconditionally. I am going to truly miss my friend. Love you Atting..My soldier.
Posted by Edith Esubok on August 30, 2018
Sleep on oh angel in heaven. God bless your soul.
Posted by WE'RE THE SMITH'S EST.201... on August 30, 2018
Still hard saying goodbye to one of my best friends
Now I know what it means to be forever missed.
Posted by Paris Howell on August 15, 2018
It’s getting close to that time and everyone handles death differently, I probably won’t visit your gravesite again, it feels so permanent, so cold.
I like to believe your still here in spirit.... certain songs, memories and situations remind me of you, I no longer cry,
I smile. I was blessed to have had such a wonderful person in my life.
I know your looking down and I know I’ll see you in another life ....I love you brother, Always !
“Y'all make sure it's poppin'
When we get up there, man, don't front”
2pac Life Goes On
Posted by Nsikak Willie on August 6, 2018
May God console the family you left behind as you continue to rest in the Lord.
Posted by Greg S on July 31, 2018
I’m so sorry for your loss. Your son sounded like an amazing man and his death is a great loss to this world. I’ll be praying for you, for healing and for peace.
Posted by Sheena Hughes on July 30, 2018
I’ve just seen the awful murder of Ating on The First 48hrs. Nothing I can say will make your pain any less I’m just pleased that justice was done.
Ating sounds like a genuine conscientious & caring man. To have served 3 tours in Afghanistan & to be murdered in his home town when all he was doing was trying to help a homeless guy who had no shoes. Breaks my heart at the waste of such a generous soul, who would’ve made a difference to so many had he lived his life to the full.
My love & best wishes to all that knew & loved Ating
Posted by Jennifer Schrader on February 19, 2018
Ating and family,
I just saw the show the first 48 about your wonderful son ating and what a wonderful person,son,father and friend he was. And I also want to say thank him for his service, my father was in Air Force for 33 years. Every time I see a service man or woman in uniform I always say thank u for your service and I have a 14 year old son who is autistic I tell him if he sees someone in a military uniform u say to them thank u for your service to and he does. Our deepest condolences to u and all your beautiful family. Like I said I saw the show and are wonderful and please take care of that beautiful little boy he has he looks so much like him and please continue to talk about his dad so he will always remember him and never be forgotten and keep a wonderful picture of him (his son and ating together) in a frame by his bed side so will remember him and tell all the wonderful things about hom. God bless all of you Jennifer, marcus and Geoffrey Jacob Alexander schrader 14.
Posted by James Holly on November 28, 2017
My deepest condolences to Sgt Ating Eminue family and friends. I just saw his story on "The first 48 hours". What a senseless act! My God what is happening to our world and country? I just can't wrap my head around what happen... Just senseless and a waste! May God keep you all in his tender hands. "Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace, Amen"
Posted by Edith Esubok on August 30, 2017
Rest on in peace Etiyin. You are forever missed.
Posted by victoria kulszan on June 27, 2017
dear Ating and family - I just watched your story on first 48 - first, i sincerely thank you for your service to our freedom and pray that God's peace, love and spirit will continue to heal the hearts of your beautiful son and family. your story is indeed, deeply sad and tragic for us to comprehend, but it is your act of compassion towards the homeless man that has so touched my heart. you were an angel on this earth, and I can be certain you inspired the hearts of so many who hear your story. rest in peace, and God's greatest blessings be upon your son and family.
Posted by Edith Esubok on April 14, 2017
...........I wish he had not taken your life in the first place, but this justice served is a consolation that your killer will be locked away for the rest of his miserable life, and other families will not have to face what he put your mom and everyone who holds your dear through, by ending your life so suddenly. REST ON IN PEACE SGT. Atting AEminue.
Posted by Edith Esubok on February 19, 2017
What a glorious thing to celebrate your birthday with the angels....happy birthday bro.
Posted by Edith Esubok on August 30, 2016
It's been a year now it still seems like yesterday. Rest well and sleep in peace little brother. God bless your gentle soul.
Posted by M'shabase Zulu on June 13, 2016
Miss you lots
Posted by Destiny Anim on February 19, 2016
Happy birthday dearest bro. Today would have made you a year plus on earth but I know; o yes I know you are having the best bash up there. We all miss you so much and not a dine short of the love we have always had for you, in short it increases more cos you died for a course. We have not forgotten. Your dear friends have decided to continue this for the love of you (yearly shoe donation to homeless shelter). See you on that glorious morning bro. #XoXo.
#TeamAtting
#Gonebutnotforgotten
Posted by Ariel Alston on February 19, 2016
Afternoon birthday boy. I must say you never really miss people until they are gone. You were a really good friend to me and i appreciate you the most. Continue to watch over me. Continue to love uncondtionally.Rest in paradise..love you
Posted by Renita Wulah on February 19, 2016
Happy Birthday Atting! I really didn't know you like that, I met you a couple of times, but I can tell that you were a loving person with a good heart. You touched so many people and your spirit will forever live through your family & friends. One thing I can say about you, you were a loving father and you always had a smile on your face. You are in a better place now, may your precious soul continue to rest in prace.
Posted by Edith Esubok on February 19, 2016
Happy birthday bro......I know you are having the best of birthdays with the angelic host in attendance. You are forever in our hearts.
Posted by Miracle Height on November 11, 2015
It hurts. It hurts knowing a wonderful man and father is gone and this world is left with so many terrible people. You were an angel. A beautiful angel and I miss you so much Ating. I pray you watch over your baby boy and keep him safe. I love and miss you rip.
Posted by Miracle Height on November 11, 2015
It hurts. It hurts knowing a wonderful man and father is gone and this world is left with so many terrible people. You were an angel. A beautiful angel and I miss you so much Ating. I pray you watch over your baby boy and keep him safe. I love and miss you rip.
Posted by mck'La kindell on November 8, 2015
You were my best friend...now you're my guardian Angel.
Ily so much
rip
Posted by Tiara Breland on September 16, 2015
It's still surreal my friend, I can't believe I can't text or call you to hear your voice. Last time I was home in August we were supposed to get together but we both were busy.. But I cherish the times I did share your company.. Such a generous person gone too soon. I love you Ating
Posted by Laura Busby on September 11, 2015
We are doing a Shoe Drive for Sgt Ating - is there anyone here who served with him that can contact me in helping to get shoes donated?

Thanks!

RIP Ating
Posted by Anthony Odume on September 11, 2015
The last time I saw you, you were just a 9 year old boy about leaving Nigeria with your family. You were a bundle of energy as a child and also as a man...my heart sank when I heard this terrible news...All I can say is that you will never be forgotten..
May God give your family the strength and courage that they need.

REST WELL..GOD BLESS YOU!
Posted by Glory Asanga on September 10, 2015
Sad! Sad! !Sad!!!
Killed after giving on a beautiful Sunday. When I heard your Mom weeping on phone, it was heart breaking. "I have lost my son "was the message.
Etinyin saha sung.
Ediye akparawa saha sung.
Ete Emory saha sung.
Ubok eno eno saha sung.
Owo ekong Obio US saha sung.
Candles are burning. The angels are on guard. Your way to your creator is bright.
Peace be still.
Posted by Glory Asanga on September 10, 2015
Sad!Sad!!Sad!!!Killed after giving.
What a majestic exit on a beautiful Sunday.
Etinyin saha sung.
Ete Emory saha sung.
Ubok eno eno saha sung
Eyen eti ete ye eka saha sung
Owo ekong Obio US saha sung
The candle is burning . May your way be bright. Tha angels are on guard as you march on to your creator. Peace be still.
Posted by Alexandra Johnson on September 10, 2015
I've been soo hesitant about what to say to you because I'm still trying to grasp the concept of death. Didn't realize that you would be leaving us this soon. Although we had our disagreements, you always kept it loyal. Dang Atting, you really gone??? Sleep easy oh my friend. You fought a Great War on this earth and now God wants his warrior home. Enjoy your time up there and hope you see you in the next life soon. Miss you and rest easy my brother.
Posted by KoShayla Vann on September 8, 2015
I will always and forever love u tingy ❤️❤️❤️.
I read a scripture today and I think God was telling
Me he wanted u. You have always been a very good
Person and had such a good soul. And I will miss all
The good times we had. It's such more more I want to
Say but all talk to you tommorow. Me. and Simone will
Be there to see you and I know your soul will be there
Listening. And your son is going to be good. God has
Him to you don't have to worry. I love u always and forever
Posted by Veronica Eminue on September 6, 2015
May your gentle soul rest in peace. Before joining the U.S. Army, I worked in same establishment in Atlanta with your father Mr. Atabang. I am not surprised that you died while giving shoes to the homeless, a chip from the old block...that is how kind your father is....SSG Kingsley Dike
Posted by attih attikpe on September 6, 2015
Nda ating, Eti udung is our family name . You were about to do one of your beneficent work when the devil stopped you. Am glad you are in heaven with your maker. You are fine your child will be fine. Andi your parent and siblings. Eti udung rest, just rest in peace.
Posted by LaJessica Thompson on September 5, 2015
So where do I start? I first met you in Afghanistan back in 2013. I was in the PX with one of my Soldiers and I guess you noticed me, I paid for my stuff and walked out of the store and was standing outside waiting on my Soldier. You came out of the store and and started walking over to where I was standing and said can I talk to you for a minute, me being Active Duty and a SGT I was like what do this SPC want lol. You started talking and asked me if you could take me out to Chilli's that night. You was like I'm not from her and we only supposed to be here for the night. I told you that I was still at work and was not sure what time I was getting off, so when my Soldier came out of the store you made sure that you had my Facebook info and before I got back to work and logged on to Facebook you had sent me a friend request lol. We talked on Facebook for a little bit and then you asked for my Roshan number lol, I gave it to you, but we never got a chance to link up. I was shocked at how bold you were to step to me the way that you did lol. I was impressed, not to many SPC would have done that. I redeployment and we talked a few times on Facebook. You deployed again and I ended up coming to the same FOB you were on, but because of my job I still didn't get a chance to link up with you. Y'all were redeploying before I had a chance to establish a battle rythem lol. Now that you are gone I wish I had found the time to get to know you better, other than what I see on Facebook. RIP and I'm still praying for strength for you loved ones!! My heart really goes out to your son, because I could see how much he loved you.
Posted by Shirley Sharp on September 4, 2015
I know this is true yet it is so hard to believe, God is so happy with you that he wanted you back before we were ready for you to go. We thank HIM for the time He let you share your sweet spirit with us. We pray to see you again in the spirit. I will miss you sweet boy Always Auntie
Posted by Madrid Nkereuwem on September 4, 2015
I'm still having a hard time grasping that you're no longer here with us. It hurts so much. I remember when you guys first moved here to the States. I remember my Dad bringing us over to your house and saying "These are your cousins." And then left! Lol it was so awkward. We all just looked at each other! And then Godwin and Glory broke the ice. Lol I remember coming there all the time. Seeing each other at family events, celebrations, ect. As we grew older we grew into ourselves. Figuring out life. But we always remained connected. When we both became parents for the first time, that's what brought us closer than ever. We always said we wanted our kids to grow up together and kicked ourselves for being too busy to make time. I promise to do all I can for Emory as I know you would do the same for Aaliyah. You were such a family man. You always would say "Yo we need to do a family get together, cousins only." It saddens me that we never got a chance to make that happen but in your memory we will. I miss you so much! This still feels like a dream. Like I can't believe I'm writing a tribute about YOU! Smh. I know your spirit will always be felt even though you're not here in physical form. Our last encounter was at James birthday party. We had so much fun! It was a 'Family Affair' lol and even after that we made plans to hang out but time wasn't on our side. Continue to watch over us. I love you Cuzzo! Until we meet again!
Posted by MonkeeMoney HungryLewis on September 4, 2015
Fly high Bruh u was a good dude even tried to inspire me down the right road I know it's been a minute but I jus wanna let ya no big Bruh it ain't nun but love fa ya on my end Bruh from Mississippi to Georgia RIP
Posted by Ciera Byrd on September 4, 2015
Atting you will truly be missed. It's sad to see such a good soul leave this earth. To see that you have better yourself and have come along way. That first day I met you all I could say was who is this short dude. Lol. Rest in paradise. Fallen solider. We down here showing love to you and sharing all memories.
Posted by anonymous Love on September 4, 2015
Ting. It's very hard to believe that you are gone. I've watched you grown into an amazing man and an incredible father. You lived life as if it was your last and I know you truly enjoyed it. I remember kicking it years ago you stayed making jokes I laughed at everyone just to see your smile and I will do it all over again just to see your smile. I pray for you family and most importantly your son. Love you always. Until I see you again ting :)
Posted by Tommy Antakikam on September 4, 2015
It's been hard these last few days because this news has not become a reality for me. I feel confused in life often and this has really got me asking questions and wanting answers. Atting you were too young on the right track, you were ahead in life and I was so proud to see that. I will never forget picking you up because you needed a ride back in 2008 and having that grown man discussion with you. In 2015 you were a full grown man you reversed course and stood out among your peers. It pains my heart when I think of your son Emory but I hope you are in a better place. Watch over us and guide us so that when it is our time we will meet again and celebrate in the afterlife.
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Posted by Tiara Breland on February 20, 2021
Happy Birthday! I know your Dirty 30 celebration would have been lit this weekend! We miss you and still celebrating you!
Posted by anonymous Love on February 20, 2021
You are forever missed . Just thinking about you... I want to cry so bad but I can’t help but smile... smile at all the memories we had. Smile at our young puppy love we had. You was my person. We had ups and downs and more ups. I still remember you teaching me how to drive and the first day I set outside your house cause you wanted me to meet your mom but I was too nervous than we was only teenagers lol. I remember we use to stay up on the phone listening to the radio waiting for keyshia cole - heaven sent to come on... I miss you. I wish I could see all the beauty that you would have became just to talk to you see you. I will forever think about you.
Posted by Jared Gould on January 26, 2021
I remember The first you showed up as a Cadet in 2nd Platoon Bravo Company at the Arm National Gaurs Youth Challenge Academy Ft Stewart, Ga. from day one you made up your mind that you were going to make it through the program. You stepped up as a leader among the other cadets through the 22 week program. I can still remember when you told me that I don’t know what you and the other cadets are going through. I can still see the look on your face when I told you I graduated from YCA in 2001. You couldn’t believe it and said that you wanted to do just like I did. You loved your son more then anything in this world and you were proud to be a Nigerian. I can remember you talking about your family often. You would ask me about what I did in the Army and what was my MOS. I would tell you about what I did as a combat engineer and as a infantrymen. when you graduated you joined the army and did everything you told me you would do. I can remember the first time I saw you in your uniform. I can’t tell you how proud I was of you and the way you changed your life. It’s still hard to deal with your passing but I’m glad I was able to influence you and see the young man you became. Young stage until we meet again. Your battle buddies and family will keep your memory alive. Until we meet again Essayons!! Into the breach!!

SSG Jared M Gould Ret.
Cadre at Yourh Challenge Academy
2nd PLT, B CO. Ft Stewart
2007-2013
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Shared by Janiska Rivera on September 3, 2015

I really am at lost of word an I can't believe you are really gone you really was a wonderful friend to me you was a good example of how a good father should really be my heart is so heavy to know that yu are really gone from my life you was my first love an high school an my best friend at the time an it hurts me that we lost contact for so many years an for us to finally was reconnect you leave me you leave me without letting me smh but I will see you again my love but before than I will see my final good  farewell because this is not a good bye yur memory of how such a great person you are we forever live on an me an also an others love you forever