ForeverMissed
Captain Obinali Denis Ejemba, passed away peacefully on Thursday 25th February 2021. He will be sorely missed by us all. Kindly share a word, memory, funny story, picture, anecdote - anything at all that you have and have shared with this great man, who touched so many peoples lives. Thanks!
Posted by Chimeh Nwokeji on April 17, 2021
     I've written quite a few of these tributes and loved ones have come and gone. This one hurts a little differently I must say as I am left with a conundrum of emotions. My second dad is now gone! I lack the words to express what role you played in my life as at this very moment, which I postponed till the last minute, I believe I was not ready to say goodbye. Being around you was a cherishable moment as I looked forward to basking in the love that existed in your house when I was merely a little boy. You taught me that it was ok to show affection as a man. I remember how you used to pull my aunty close and give her kisses. I wanted that for myself when I grew into the man I am today. I know you will be proud of what I have become in life and please know that I now try to follow your exemplary actions in the affection I show my own.
     The very first time I went on a ship was because of you and I never forgot that experience. Your dire connection with people of all ages was a trait I'm still working on at this very moment. You treated me like I was your very own and I could sense your positive energy when I was around you in your element. I think you only got angry at me once and that was the only memory I have of any disagreement. "We are going to uncle Denni's house" was the best thing you could tell me as a little boy and everyone knows when I went, you needed professional bulldozing equipment and well as vice grips to make me leave amid all the screaming and contention.
     Here's what I will do for you now that you have set the best example for us to follow: I will continue to strive for excellence in endeavors far and wide, I will continue to help those I can the best way I know how, I will continue to spread love and reduce contention in my confines and periphery, I will try not to cry at the sight of your handsome pictures, I will try my best to stay strong for my cousins and especially your perfect wife that you left behind. I will continue to cherish the moments and seek solace in the fact that you made it to 82 years of age.
     Rest well my 2nd dad!!! I will make you proud.
Posted by Annalucia Ejemba on April 17, 2021
Dear Grandpa, it was a shock hearing your departure, I still can't believe that you are gone, I just wish I could see your smile again and we didn't have time to say goodbye. I love you with all my heart from your lovely granddaughter. Annalucia Ugoyibo Ojochegbe Ejemba
Posted by Kemdilim Nwaobasi on April 17, 2021
Dear Grandpa,

I cannot believe that you have died so suddenly. When your daughter and your son-in-law both told me the sad, upsetting news, I thought it was fake but then, why would your daughter and your son-in-law lie about something so serious? I’m so sorry you had to die early and I’m so sorry for all your daughters and sons and wife. Thank you for calling us almost everyday.

Love from Kemdi.
Posted by Irene Ajie on April 17, 2021
Dear Cappy,
Your demise broke our hearts but we remain grateful to God Almighty for your life which was well spent.
An amazing father to your children and us your adopted children.
You will be missed greatly, it was always a great craic with you.
Rest well and easy Cappy till we all meet again.
Posted by Joy Uyovbisere on April 17, 2021
Oh Cappy, Your leaving was so sudden, it seemed unreal.

You were a considerate, understanding, wonderful and jovial father to your children and extended same to all their friends. Having Uchenna as a friend turned sister for almost 40yrs transformed you from an "uncle" to a "dad" in my eyes.

I remember the fond memories when I, Oby and Irene used to come to Festac with our children towards the year end to spend a day with yourself and mummy Jembus whenever Uchenna was around. All the good conversations and laughter we had and attention you paid to our children, not to mention the lots of food prepared by mummy Jembus and how Ijeoma could only join by phone call because she was far away in the States. Those great memories would always remain with me.

To die in the eyes of your loved ones is to live on in their hearts forever.
Goodnight Cappy as you rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ .

May the Holy Spirit console the entire family through out this period.
Posted by Chinwe D on April 15, 2021
How do we say goodbye? We would have liked more time with you, more memories, more conversations, just more.

Uncle would say “Chinwe, I know this place where they serve this really nice Nkwobi, let’s go” never mind that I don’t eat Nkwobi, I would find myself going meekly along and what would follow was good food, drinks, excellent company and lots of berá gist. The memories put a smile on my face (smile)

You held no airs about you and embraced your daughters’ friends as your own. We loved you for that. You were not only Uchenna, Nkechi, Nneka, Ugo & Tobe’s Dad, you were also ours.

Rest In Peace Capt O.D Ejemba as you embark on this final journey.
Adieu Cappy!!
You are forever loved & will be forever missed
Posted by Chris Nezianya on April 15, 2021
Captain O D Ejemba, my Captain. It was 1975 when as a young Deck Cadet, I sailed briefly with Captain O D Ejemba on the M.V. “El Kanemi”. He made a significant impact in our training in terms of discipline, professionalism and leadership with a human touch. Thank you Sir.
Posted by Maryanne Obialasor on April 13, 2021
Oh God-dad!
I’m seating on this chair but words have failed me. My mom is seating here with me and telling me how amazing you are and why she chose you and mom to be my god-parents. I’m trying to hold back the tears but they just keep coming. One thing i promise to do is forever cherish and keep the memories I have of you in my heart. Ha! It’s like when I close my eyes i can still smell your scent from 8years ago. I’ll greatly miss you, but you’re in a better place. And I know you are watching over us. I love you dad!

From your daughter,
Sopuru
Posted by Joy Don-Okoro on April 11, 2021
Rest in Peace Uncle Denis .
Posted by Kelly Kanu on April 11, 2021
Uncle …I won’t pretend, I’m still hard hit: not so long after speaking - listening to you consoling me over the death of my Dad, the possibility of you passing soon after was the furthest thing on my mind. Yet, I will celebrate your life, as I do his. There are not very many other finer persons I have encountered in my lifetime whom I know are definitely resting in the bosom of the Lord. We will be strong for you, Sir; and indeed, we are all strong by His grace. I will miss your warmth dearly. 
Posted by Irese Osazee on April 11, 2021
Oh grandpa, where do I start?

A great father to many not just his five children. He inspired and taught wherever he went. I looked up to him and due to his kind-hearted nature, he taught me to be a more affectionate and thoughtful person. I regret that you're not here for your son's wedding. I was really looking forward to me, you, uncle Tobe and uncle Ugo to be matching. I regret that we didn't form too many memories, but I will surely cherish the ones we have. I love you and will miss you so much, grandpa. Rest in everlasting peace.
Posted by Tohan Osazee on April 11, 2021
Dear Grandpa,

I was so saddened to hear the news but realising how at peace you were before you passed brings me joy and seeing you a couple of months prior will forever put me at ease. I will continue to look after my mum, grandma and my aunts and uncles for you.
Rest in peace Grandpa you will be remembered and loved by all.
Posted by kay dike on April 11, 2021
        La n'udo Uncle Cappy

Uncle Cappy, you were an uncle in a million. You were kind, loving, caring and good at heart & soul.
I can still remember vividly the joyful countenance you exhibited (by calling me KenKen) whenever I came to greet you. I don't think you ever called me Kelechi.
God in His infinite wisdom knows best. May God Almighty keep you safe resting in perfect peace till resurrection day...Amen!
Adieu Uncle Cappy
Posted by Ikenna Onyido on April 10, 2021
TRIBUTE TO OUR AMAZING INLAW

Dike! Ogom Nwoke! You were called home by the Lord before we had any chance to meet! What an irony. You couldn't come when Tobe your son came with your extended family to ask for the hand of our daughter Uzo in marriage. Though we didn't meet physically, the fragrance that we sniffed through Ogom Nwanyi and Tobe and their comportment convinced us we were dealing with a classy family that is wrapped with humility, dignified yet without the overbearing decibel that announces dignity, as often happens in the pseudo culture that our society has now embraced. What we saw resonated with our attitude to life and excited us to peep into a future of wholesome friendship between our two families.

But God knows the best. By His grace, we shall all meet at the feet of the Lord on that Resurrection Morning, when the trumpet shall sound. All who slept in the Lord shall rise first while those alive shall follow to meet the Lord. We shall all be changed to reunite with our loved ones who went before us. There weeping shall cease and our sorrows and pains will be no more. This is the kennel of our faith; though the sudden homegoing of Ogom Nwoke is very painful, we shall not sorrow like those who have no hope.

Ogom Nwanyi, Jisie ike. The Lord shall give you the strength and all that you need for this time and beyond. The Lord is your strength, I repeat. His canopy of love, strength, wisdom and provision shall cover you, the children, grandchildren and indeed all who mourn Ogom Nwoke. The memory of Ogom Nwoke shall continue to be sweet and shall inspire the family to continue to keep together and to do those things you all know that gave him joy, as if he we're still here with us.

On behalf of Obioma my wife, our children (including Uzo whom we have gladly given to you and family) and grandchildren, we say goodnight, Captain. Rest well till we meet again. Ka chi fo, Ogom Nwoke.
Posted by Wole Olaoye on April 5, 2021
GOODNIGHT, CAPPY!

We called him Cappy. Our paths crossed in Festac Town, Lagos. From being neighbours, we escalated the relationship to become friends and then brothers. Cappy was an intrinsically good man. He belonged to that breed that always wanted a happy ending for every story. In those heady days of the 90's, we would ruminate over the political direction of the country and how we could achieve a better society. Our 'colloquiums' always held in my house or his, or in Mr. Sanni's house.

Being a citizen of the world, Cappy was incredibly cosmopolitan in outlook and generous in disposition. The thrilling aspect of our intellectual engagements was that we never ate up everything at one sitting. We always left something hanging so that we could take up from there when next we met. Thus, when my office moved to Abuja, Cappy would buzz me whenever he was in town to see his brother who was then at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture. All I needed was one call. Spending time with the good old sailor was one of the more pleasant ways to spend an evening.

I am grateful for the many fond memories I have of Cappy. It was indeed a privilege to have made his acquaintance and enjoyed his friendship. My heart goes out to his wonderful family. I once teased him that he spread his protective wings over his family like mother hen, to which he replied: "What else shall a man do?" Of course, I didn't expect less from the unapologetic Catholic that he was. May God continue to uphold his wife, children and extended family.

If Heaven is about goodness, kindness, unbridled love of God and man, and touching lives positively, then our loss is Heaven's gain. When the saints go marching in, Captain Obinali Denis Ejemba, our very own Cappy, will be among the number.
Posted by Micheal Ejemba on April 5, 2021
TO MY VERY DEAR BROTHER CAPTAIN OBINALI DENIS EJEMBA

Death is a necessary end that will come when it will come, they say. My very dear brother, Captain Obinali Onwudiwe Ejemba spoke to me on the evening of 24th February 2021 to ask about my health and how I was doing, I answered with the usual slang of our former head of state, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo that “I dey Kampe”, and he told me he was very happy to hear that, only to be called up the following day before 12 noon that my dear brother was dead and was already on his way to the morgue

Our Late father, “Onye Nkuzi Benuu” was known to send his children, both men and women to school and was the first person to send his daughters to colleges but when he was unable to continue around 1962, Captain O. D. took over at a very tender age and ensured that all the siblings after him achieved their individual career objectives.

He made a lot of sacrifices, forgoing his personal comfort so that the family would move forward.

Our regret is that we did not attain positions to show Cappy as he was fondly called, how appreciative we all are for the numerous sacrifices he made to see us through.

Cappy was a good man, a very easy-going man who did not care much about his personal comfort if only to make his younger ones achieve their academic potentials. He extended this to relations outside “Onye Nkuzi Benuu’s” nucleus family.

Many of us will willingly accept personal insults, denigration, and unnecessary brickbats but will go to any length to defend Cappy’s legacy and will go into battle blindfolded if such insults, denigration, and brickbats are thrown at our “Big Brother – Captain Obinali Onwudiwe Denis Ejemba”

Rest in perfect peace dear brother.
Rest in the Bosom of the Lord until we meet to part no more.

Brother Mike Iloka Ejemba
Posted by Sylvia Nwanze on April 4, 2021
Dear uncle,

When Nneka called to tell me that you had passed on, I broke into tears as I was taken back to a moment in time; to the days when I was a regular visitor to your house. The days of our Jamb lessons and the random carefree days after it. Plus the periods I would come around when we were on break from school.

You always had a smile, always had a nice word and so accommodating. It was so cute to see how you doted on Nneka. Also hilarious to see how Nneka soaked up the love even tho she be tryna act like daddy should give her a breather. Lol!

Nneka and i often shared our thoughts about our parents especially now that they are old. The thought of our parents not being there one day always sent a frisson of fear down our spines, as we kinda refused to acknowledge it. So you can imagine how it felt when she broke the news to me.

The last time we saw in church, I’ll always cherish. We took you home. You were very chatty that day, regaling my hubby with plenty gists. One of your comments struck me deep tho, when you ended the conversation with the statement, “Now we’re old”. The poignancy of that statement had me pondering about the vanity of life. You wanted us to come in and stay a bit. We couldn’t but honestly, I wished we could have because I wanted to keep you company for awhile. I remember looking back as we drove away, watching you go into your home...thinking about life and the passing of time.

Rest In Peace sir. You are now the church triumphant!

I’ll always remember you in my prayers. I’ll always smile when I remember you. To live in the hearts of those who love you is not to die. So, you live where it really matters.

Posted by Obie Omenka Anosike on April 3, 2021
Oh Cappy...

I have great memories and I choose to dwell on those. The children and I are grateful for having you in our lives.

Godgrandpa as your God-granddaughter fondly calls you, we miss and love you and always will.

xxx


Posted by Ijeoma Nwagwu-Oji on April 1, 2021
Dearest dad-uncle Cappy!!!

Sigh!** I have been procrastinating leaving this tribute because I know that when I do, I am finally accepting this news that you are no longer with Uchenna, mama Ejembus, Nkechi, Ugo, Nneka and Tobechukwu...

This has been quite a whirl-wind of emotions from the day Uchenna told me that you had passed on. It seemed like a rude unappreciated joke.

I still remember how you took me on as another daughter of yours, each time you visited FGGC Benin. You called me 'baby elephant' all the time and I loved to hear that name. It made me giggle always. You and mama Ejembus made sure you sat with me each visit and asked me questions about my health, my classes, the seniors and boarding school life in general. You always had the best jokes, the best sense of humor and you always seemed shocked at how many more inches I had gained each time, from your last visit.

You loved your kids fiercely! You loved their friends equally as well. You were the cool joke cracking dad!

I know they will miss you tremendously, but your memory will live on through them all, grandkids included.

Rest in peace dad-uncle Cappy. We love you very much,

Yours truly,

Baby elephant Ijeoma......
Posted by Celine “Nwanyi Cee” O... on March 23, 2021
My memories of Bro Denny run far. He was a kind, resolute, devout brother and patriarchal member of our family. I recall as a teenager, whenever he visited Nigeria from London he always bought clothes for us & provided us with all we needed for the family. Bro Denny was a very supportive, respectful man and continued to have a shining presence in our lives to the end.
Bro Denny, we miss you and will feel this feeling for years to come. Our hearts still ache with sadness and many tears still flow. What is meant by losing you now? No one will ever known. But almighty God knowns why he took you from us and in that certainty we must and shall take solace. In your time with us you birthed five beautiful children who’ve had their own children and will continue to carry on your legacy for the duration of time. May your soul rest in everlasting, eternal peace.
Posted by Constance Ihemesinwa on March 18, 2021
Tribute to my most senior brother:

I came into this world and saw myself as a privileged child because I was the youngest out of the eleven children born by my late father, so I grew up like someone with many parents and Bro Denny fell into that category. I remember when he bought my first doll baby called “ Diana” which I loved very much during that time. As I grew older and got married, our brother- sister relationship became more matured and casual. We confined and encouraged each other more in our individual challenges. I know that the end will come one day but I wasn’t expecting it so soon. On the other hand, it’s the will of God that will prevail.

I came across a brief poem, which beautifully sums up my feelings about our relationship and your passing which I would like to share:

Bro Denny, I wish you sweet sleep, my dear brother”
Unspoken words you’ve left behind
Undone things we planned to do and never did.
No sharing thoughts you never knew.
A peace has fallen upon your head
A taste of sorrow we have been fed
It really is like a hole in our lives
One swiftly dug but carved out by knives.
But I have hope that those sleeping will rise and I am happy that you will be one of them.
The Bible says that God will open their eyes.
No suffering, sickness, yes not even pain,
Those who did good, eternal life they’ll gain.
So… sleep on my brother, sleep tight
For now with you the sky is night.
But after night will come daybreak
Therefore I will wait,hoping to see you awake. Adieu Bro Denny adieu, till we meet to part no more. From your “lil” sister Cons ( As you fondly called me).
Posted by Edgar Nwokeji on March 16, 2021
REST IN PEACE GREAT UNCLE. YOU ALWAYS BRING LIGHT, HAPPINESS, DIVERSITY TO ANYWHERE OR PLACE YOU GO. WE WILL REALLY MISS YOU. WE LOVE YOU BUT GOD LOVE YOU MORE. THANK GOD FOR BRINGING YOU TO OUR LIFE.TILL WE MEET AND PART NO MORE UNCLE. R. I.P
Posted by Gregory Nwokeji on March 15, 2021
Capt. OD, Ijeoma, Nwannem, No doubt we will be meeting in not too long a time, God knows the best and when.
A wonderful brother than a friend or cousin the English way.
I remain his Gori.
He is an unbeatable human being I know of on this planet earth, full of love and gratitude throughout life because he is kind to a fault.
I will miss him greatly not only for our expensive jokes but the great understanding shared with awesome love ❤️
God grant all concern the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss with abundant care, mercies and love ❤️
May the Sweet and gentle soul of Capt. OD through the mercies of God our Almighty Father remains and abide with him-Denis forever and ever Amen 
Sir Gregory Kadi Nwokeji ( KofC)
Posted by Yvette Ihemesinwa on March 14, 2021
One of the kindest men I ever met. I only wish I could have shared more memories with him. I loved visiting him. He was always so kind to me and made me feel special. He treated me like I was his own daughter. I will never forget him.
Posted by Martin Gbados on March 14, 2021
Capito! You are an awesome Gentleman. God bless your for the love and discipline you instilled on your Children and the kindness you showed to all who knew you. Rest with the Lord Capito
Posted by Oby Ngo on March 13, 2021
A Tribute To My Very Special Uncle.
I am honored to say a few words about my uncle, Engr. Captain Dennis Ejemba who went to be with our God on 25th of February 2021. He was my mother’s immediate elder brother and a wonderful person. He was always cheerful , fun loving uncle who was full of life. He made everyone around him happy.
I remember my uncle visiting my family every time he came home. My mother and her siblings were very close, which meant we got to spend a lot of time with our cousins, aunts, and uncles especially during festive seasons. Uncle Denny was a kid at heart, loved to play with my siblings and I. Uncle always made efforts to be involved in my life. He was there at my daddy’s funeral, my wedding, my first child’s christening, and whenever my family needed support.
Uncle Denny, you left a remarkable legacy here on earth, know you will never be forgotten. You were always loved and will continue to be loved by us. I was so privileged to have had you as my very special uncle.
You will forever live in my heart.
Rest In Peace uncle Denny.
Oby Ngobili (Niece).
Posted by Helene Blakiiz on March 13, 2021
Uchenna dear, May your Dad's soul rest in peace. May the good Lord comfort and strengthen you, your mum, siblings and the entire family at this time.
Posted by Nkechi Onyekwe-Omozeje on March 13, 2021
Rest In Peace Daddy Ejemba! May the Lord grant your wife and children the fortitude to bear this loss.
Uchenna, ‘Kech, you ladies stay strong for Mummy and the rest of the family. The Lord is with you!
Posted by Tobechukwu Ejemba on March 12, 2021
I always imagined this day will come but now that it's here I'm finding it hard to come to terms with 
Will miss you so dearly much Capi ⚓ aka C.O.D.E especially in the littlest things
Posted by Ursula Ukaegbu on March 7, 2021
A TRIBUTE TO A DAD LIKE NO OTHER!
Uncle Dennis you were a Dad like no other
Though not my biological Dad but what else Do you call one that made you what you are Right from my Primary School days to my University and my working years until I left to my husband house .You were there for me. You will not know the difference between myself and your blood children in fact most people think I am your first born! You showed me Kindness, comfort and Filial Love through out my stay with you.
When ever we came visiting after my marriage you will always call me URSY B'.
You were a very kind man a Rare gem and very nice and too Good to a fault.
I believe your soul is resting with the Lord and you will forever be missed by all. Eternal rest grant unto you and let perpetual light shine upon your soul! Rest in peace my Uncle, Adieu Captain D!
Posted by Yvonne Anakwe on March 6, 2021
Rest In Peace Mr Ejemba... you had a beautiful relationship with your family.. May you rest in the bosom of our Lord
Posted by Nene Okoro on March 6, 2021
Rest in peace Captain, you will be truly missed and not forgotten.
Posted by Elsie Isebor on March 5, 2021
This tribute is sent on behalf of Isidore Nwokeji...

This has come to me as a very rude shock. The last time I saw him was at Aunty Priscilla Nwosu's wake keeping about 3 years ago and he looked hale and hearty!
Uncle Dennie was one of the best human beings I ever met and any one who knew him, also met. He was down-to-earth, sociable, intelligent, humane, compassionate and humble.
His sacrifice for the academic and social progress of his siblings and the entire Ejemba family, will always be a fitting monument and his cherished legacy!
Posted by Angela Akobi on March 3, 2021
Rest in Peace Captain❤️❤️
Posted by Jennifer Araka on March 3, 2021
Tribute

In remembrance of my precious uncle Captain Dennis Ejemba who l heard had fallen asleep on the 25th of February 2021. I could always run to him in times of trouble and lean on him for emotional support advice on anything be it work career family.

One of the things l liked about uncle was that he was honest. I would ask him a question and no matter how difficult he would give me an honest answer. His simple straightforward ready and easy to answer ensured a rich bond of a relationship I cherished and was proud of.

When I relocated to Nigeria in the early 1980s his influence was part of this I can proudly say and he stayed by my side right up to 2017! Uncle always met me half way we discussed any subject and he proudly introduced me with joy to anyone whether they were of prominence great influence or extended family relative I did not know. Uncle also filled me in with rich family history.

Uncle had a great sense of humour cracked all kinds of jokes often chatted about Nigeria/ British culture roots identify politics values any subject under the sun really in an animated or interesting way depending on the subject matter. Able to engage animate and bring alive his contributions to the table.

Uncle invited me to smash a bottle of champagne on the new ship the company his company built called C-Racer being self conscious l politely declined and my cousin Nneka kindly did the honours instead right in front of US embassy staff who were invited to the ceremony.

Uncle always introduced me to colleagues as his second cousin and his desk was allowed to be my work desk! He introduced me to three former governors who were directors in Rangk where he was a director as well. My immigration legal work was encouraged by him within two years of take off l was given work as external immigration lawyer for the maritime consultancy.

Money wasn’t the end goal with uncle but a good name and although very controversial he achieved phenomenal juggernaut strides in positions he occupied from captain at sea to being in charge of distribution of oil for Texaco for nine years to job offer with Chevron (US) Texaco Nigeria and director at Rangk Dutch/ Nigerian maritime company at Victoria Island.

I will miss you so much uncle. Your passing brings tears to my eyes but I push the tears and reflect on how proud it was to be your cousin. When you called me to inform me Admiral Ndubisi Kanu passed I did not know you were leaving us so soon afterwards.

I will always remember the soft drinks cokes peanuts biscuits teas and coffees at your office. Your special achievements such as 42 countries you travelled as Captain you changed the U.K. tax law under Tebbit and ensured exemption of seamen tax for those who spent several months at sea.

We changed the blanket ban on all 21 year olds pronounced by the U.K. Home Office in 2002 when along with Nkechi we turned around a case and saw success in an immigration matter in August that year. That will never be forgotten.

A genius vast in politics able to provide our rich family (Nwokeji) history history and recount how we took our chieftaincy all the way to the Supreme Court in 2018 and won.

I finish by reminding myself of your indelible words to me - you could have Nkechi myself and you locked in the room throw away the key! You meant debate is interesting and we would be able to tenaciously hold onto our views.

To my uncle who was the perfect intellectual proud to call me his second cousin to work colleagues I say adieu. 
After all you achieved I realise you have had to go to our maker: as difficult as this has been to accept I surrender and accept before God.

I was so proud and secure to have you by my side. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. It’s not goodbye but good night in the hope that you accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Amen.


Posted by Elsie Isebor on March 3, 2021
Growing up, as far back as I remember, Uncle Denni was always smiling, interested in our well-being, he always made us feel “at ease”, so down to earth! And when I visited Nigeria, he took my sister Jenny and I out for a meal, I just remember the only irritation was mosquitoes making a meal of me! As for our time spent together, it was one of the best memories of that trip! Uncle, you will forever be fondly remembered, rest in perfect peace. 

And to your loved ones, may you be comforted and strengthened by the many memories you shared, God bless and console you all ♥️
Posted by Desmond Agwunobi on March 3, 2021
Ship Ahoy Captain D, Ship Ahoy :-)
"may you have fair winds and following seas"
Posted by Uchenna Awosanya on March 2, 2021
Rest in peace, Captain Ejemba. Uchenna, Nkechi, and the entire Ejemba clan, please be consoled, daddy has run his race and now it's time for him to rest.
Posted by Ada Ifeacho on March 2, 2021
Rest in perfect peace Captain! Though we are sad to hear of your passing we know you have moved on to a better place, till we meet again. The Lord will comfort your family and give them strength.
Laa na udo! It is well.
Posted by Adaobi Onuche on March 2, 2021
Rest in perfect peace sir.May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God,rest in peace.Amen
Posted by Ify Odunlami on February 28, 2021
So sad to hear of Uncle Denny’s death. I always thought of him as one of the coolest, nicest uncles. He was so jovial. I pray that God brings comfort as we mourn his death and celebrate his life. Rest In Peace, Uncle.
Posted by Shade Akinwole on February 28, 2021
Rest In Peace dear Captain Ejemba....A true gentleman!!!! Adieu!!!
Posted by Adaobi Nwachuku on February 28, 2021
Rest in perfect peace sir.
Posted by Adaobi Iweka on February 28, 2021
May his soul rest in peace. I loved the relationship you all had with him. I pray the Lord comforts the entire Ejemba family at this time x
Posted by otas osazee on February 28, 2021
Forever In our Hearts.. Farewell to a Jolly Soul.. RIPP Captain

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Posted by Chimeh Nwokeji on April 17, 2021
     I've written quite a few of these tributes and loved ones have come and gone. This one hurts a little differently I must say as I am left with a conundrum of emotions. My second dad is now gone! I lack the words to express what role you played in my life as at this very moment, which I postponed till the last minute, I believe I was not ready to say goodbye. Being around you was a cherishable moment as I looked forward to basking in the love that existed in your house when I was merely a little boy. You taught me that it was ok to show affection as a man. I remember how you used to pull my aunty close and give her kisses. I wanted that for myself when I grew into the man I am today. I know you will be proud of what I have become in life and please know that I now try to follow your exemplary actions in the affection I show my own.
     The very first time I went on a ship was because of you and I never forgot that experience. Your dire connection with people of all ages was a trait I'm still working on at this very moment. You treated me like I was your very own and I could sense your positive energy when I was around you in your element. I think you only got angry at me once and that was the only memory I have of any disagreement. "We are going to uncle Denni's house" was the best thing you could tell me as a little boy and everyone knows when I went, you needed professional bulldozing equipment and well as vice grips to make me leave amid all the screaming and contention.
     Here's what I will do for you now that you have set the best example for us to follow: I will continue to strive for excellence in endeavors far and wide, I will continue to help those I can the best way I know how, I will continue to spread love and reduce contention in my confines and periphery, I will try not to cry at the sight of your handsome pictures, I will try my best to stay strong for my cousins and especially your perfect wife that you left behind. I will continue to cherish the moments and seek solace in the fact that you made it to 82 years of age.
     Rest well my 2nd dad!!! I will make you proud.
Posted by Annalucia Ejemba on April 17, 2021
Dear Grandpa, it was a shock hearing your departure, I still can't believe that you are gone, I just wish I could see your smile again and we didn't have time to say goodbye. I love you with all my heart from your lovely granddaughter. Annalucia Ugoyibo Ojochegbe Ejemba
Posted by Kemdilim Nwaobasi on April 17, 2021
Dear Grandpa,

I cannot believe that you have died so suddenly. When your daughter and your son-in-law both told me the sad, upsetting news, I thought it was fake but then, why would your daughter and your son-in-law lie about something so serious? I’m so sorry you had to die early and I’m so sorry for all your daughters and sons and wife. Thank you for calling us almost everyday.

Love from Kemdi.
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