ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, AUGUSTINE UZUEGBU, born on September 17, 1953, and passed away on February 17, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by HENRY CHINEMELUM on April 17, 2021
POEM FOR MY LATE DAD

That man is a success
who has lived well,
laughed often and loved much;
who has gained the respect of intelligent men and women
and the love of children;
who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
who leaves the world better than he found it,
who looked for the best in others,
and gave the best he had
You were that Man
It is painful that you are no longer here
We’ll always remember
you Dad because
there’ll never be another one
to replace you in our hearts,
and the love we will always
have for you
I am at peace, my soul’s at rest
There is no need for tears
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years
Farewell Daddy. God Bless Your Soul

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Posted by HENRY CHINEMELUM on April 17, 2021
POEM FOR MY LATE DAD

That man is a success
who has lived well,
laughed often and loved much;
who has gained the respect of intelligent men and women
and the love of children;
who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
who leaves the world better than he found it,
who looked for the best in others,
and gave the best he had
You were that Man
It is painful that you are no longer here
We’ll always remember
you Dad because
there’ll never be another one
to replace you in our hearts,
and the love we will always
have for you
I am at peace, my soul’s at rest
There is no need for tears
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years
Farewell Daddy. God Bless Your Soul
his Life

BIOGRAPHY

Augustine Chinemelum Uzuegbu was born on 17th September 1953 to Late Mr Omofia Uzuegbu and Mrs Nkechi Uzuegbu of Ubulu village, Eziowelle in Idemmili North LGA of Anambra state. He was the first son of Omofia Uzuegbu.

EARLY DAYS

Due to the difficult situation in his early days, he was not given the opportunity to go to school. At the age of 10, he travelled to Lagos with his cousin brother to help with domestic chores.

When the Nigerian-Biafran War started looming in 1966, they narrowly escaped from Lagos and came down to the East.

As a young boy, he could not be enlisted into the Biafran Army, instead he served as errand boy at Notre Dame Barracks, Abatete, helping in the stockpiling and preparation of arms and ammunitions until the War ended in 1970.

The opportunity to go to school kept eluding him and he had to make up his mind to learn mechanic as an apprentice. In 1971, he moved to Aba for mechanic apprenticeship. He learnt it for 3 years and after which he became a partner in business.

In 1975, he resigned from mechanic as cheating came in and he had to change direction to learn driving.

He learnt driving for 4 month and had to start doing menial jobs to be able to save up enough money to buy his own vehicle.

He tasted his first slice of death in 1980 when he lost his father.

By 1982, he took up family responsibilities by financially helping his mother and siblings as needs arose.

MARRIAGE

In 1989, he got married to his ever beautiful and loving wife, and the marriage is blessed with children both males and females

CAREER

As a driver, He was given the nickname ‘AWUTAWU’ as he was hardworking, never giving room for laziness, always strong and fit for every journey whether near or distant, and travelling the whole of Nigeria even to as far as Maiduguri.

However, problems started in 1997 when his vehicle accidentally rolled over a child. As God may have it, he was not sentenced for imprisonment after the numerous police and court cases involved.

Instead he developed a strange sickness that made him unable to move his hands or feet. All efforts to find a solution from various hospitals and the likes proved futile

It was only through Prayers that he was restored and could now move again

His healing journey now strengthened his faith in God and he became a devout Christian even more and got another nickname NWA-JESUS

Many incidents tested his faith in the Lord but in all he stood resilient and unshakeable wholly abiding in the faith until it pleased the Lord to take him on the morning of the 17th Day of February 2021.

He was a devout Christian, Hardworking and a Man of Peace.

He loved nature and gardening and telling stories

In spite of the pains and travails in his life, he remains my Great Man

We will Miss You

May His gentle Soul Rest in Perfect Peace AMEN

SURVIVAL

He is survived by his wife, 6 sons and 3 daughters

Mrs Favour Nwakaego Chinemelum (wife)

Mr Ifeanyi Henry Chinemelum (son)

Mr Nnaemeka Christopher Chinemelum (son)

Miss Chiamaka Precious Chinemelum (daughter)

Mr Chinedu Christain Chinemelum (son)

Miss Chioma Blessing Chinemelum (daughter)

Miss Ogochukwu Faith Chinemelum (daughter)

Mr Miracle Chibuike Chinemelum (son)

Mr Victor Ugochukwu Chinemelum (son)

Mr Ebube Emmanuel Chinemelum (son)

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