EXIT OF AN ICON
Dr Damaris Onwuka
(Nee Abraham-Igwe)
  • Born on June 5, 1956 .

This memorial website was created in memory of our wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, colleague and friend; 

Dr Damaris Onwuka 

(Nee Abraham-Igwe) 

Ada Nwere Ugwu I

1956-2019 {63 years}

Funeral rites are over (29.06.2019) but you're forever in our hearts.

Posted by Ogwa Alieze on July 7, 2019
The first time I met you, I told Daisy about how much I loved your first name. You were one hospitable host, happy woman. I admired the relationship you always had with my friend/your daughter. Strong woman, we know those who love us never really leave us. Only their bodies go back. Thank you for the love and positivity you radiated. Continue to live the higher life ma.
Posted by Jay Buggie on June 29, 2019
Thanks for all the love you brought to our lives. It is sad that you have left but God knows best. Rest in his bossom. Your works will speak for generations yet unborn..
Posted by Nnamdi Amadikwa on June 29, 2019
I was deeply shocked to hear of your departure. I grew up to be inspired by your golden voice and your dedication to God's work. It is with a heavy heart that I say may the Lord comfort us all in these trying times. My heartfelt condolences to you the Onwukas'. Farewell Dr. Mrs Damaris Onwuka
Posted by Ezinwanne Raymond on June 27, 2019
This is truly a great loss. We miss your blessed and inspiring voice! May God keep your family strong in Jesus name.
Posted by Odirichi Raymond on June 26, 2019
It is with a heavy heart that I write about Dr Damaris Onwuka. I have always admired you since my childhood. I can't forget how I was inspired by your rare golden voice severally as you ministered in Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA). I admired you secretly! Your smiles give strength and your humility is striking. Needless to say that your beauty is heavenly. During this period, I looked up to the time you would walk up strong for your family and us all. Alas! I was disappointed. Death took you away... Mummy, I miss you so much! Rest on till we meet to part no more!
Posted by Kash Mani on June 26, 2019
RIP Mama
Posted by Kubura Daradara on June 24, 2019
We will miss your himility and smiles. The Lord knows best wyy he called you at this time. Rest in peace Ameen.
Posted by Kubura Daradara on June 23, 2019
Dr Onwuka we will miss your humility and smiling face. rest in peace in the bossom of the Lord.
Posted by Christopher Ogbuagu on June 23, 2019
I struggled to come to terms with the whole events. It was a long journey. You walked the road with joy and exited in peace. I see the daughter you raised and I am confident heaven has ticked a large box. I hear of your prayerful knees and wonderful family, It takes grace and a good heart to make that happen. Daisy, I can't express my emotions enough. I will do what I try to do: pray for you and your family, that you find Strength and hope as you mourn. I know she is with grandma, watching over you until the end of time. Rest well Mama
Posted by Chinkere Uko on June 23, 2019
Growing up, I adored everything about this great woman of God. It amazed my infant mind that her education, beauty and talent did not deter her from serving her maker. I later realized as an adult that, that is the way to go. You did well and played your roles admirably ma. Heaven has gain a beautiful soul. May God accept your soul and give you eternal rest. All you left behind will be fine by God's grace.
Posted by Azubuike Onyebuchi on June 21, 2019
Rest in Peace the mother of my colleague and friend.You left legacies worthy of Emulation both at your workplace and community at large.Ada,death is inevitable and we shall answer the call one day.Bear this in mind as u mourn your dear mother
Posted by Kelechi on June 20, 2019
Death, inevitable, an end that awaits us all. How beautiful it is that one is remembered with fond memories. I join in remembering Dr. Damaris Onwuka as a Mother and a mentor. Always with a smile beaming on her face even in the face of ill health. Your legacy lives on in your Children and all that you mentored. Adieu Ma.
Posted by Ifeoma Egwu on June 20, 2019
My first meeting with you was at the hospital. You fought so hard and well and you won ma. Thanks for your impact in the lives of people- I have read from the tributes. May the Lord grant your family the fortitude to bear this great loss.Rest in peace ma.
Posted by Chris Onwuka on June 20, 2019
A tribute to my Aunty and a mother too. Back then in 1997 when I first met you when I came for my father's burial I saw a Mother, Music Minister, Home builder, Disciplinarian, caring and so loving person. I was little then butthead memories still there like it was yesterday. I came again several times and still met all those things I saw. You showed love to everyone around you and you helped in all ramifications. Your "good name" & "good works" will forever be in our hearts. I love you forever.
Posted by Ihuoma Ndimele on June 20, 2019
So shocked! You were a true Christian. You lived a good life and I know you will rest in peace. Adieu my beloved sister. Heaven has gained a saint. Prof Ugoeze Roseline Ndimele
Posted by Chisom Obi-Jeff on June 20, 2019
I am saddened by your loss Ma, however, we celebrate the life you lived and the impact you made. We know you are watching down from Heaven as you rest with the Lord.
Posted by Tobechukwu Chukwudozie on June 19, 2019
As a single man in the early 2000 i admired Doc & her hubby, their display of true love and friendship was out of this world. they were role models, every couples dream. Rest in perfect peace ma. God bless the loved ones she left behind.
Posted by Akalonu Ogechi on June 19, 2019
Hmmmmmm! Uwanka sef, the reason for my delay in writing this, is because I still cannot believe that my mentor, big sister, a friend and my former Director NPHCDA is gone. It was with deep sadness, disheartening and shocking that I received the news on that fateful day that Ada Nwere Ugwu I had died. Death is the universal characteristic of all mortals, the incontrovertible property of every organism which science has tried in vain to overwhelm. As articulated by William Shakespeare in several of his works,’’ life is nothing but a moving shadow…,’’…a stage where everyone plays his part…’’ where and when one exits from the stage is not as important as playing the role well. Dr. Mrs. Damaris Ogechi Onwuka, you have played your part well. You have run your race in the sight of God. Your crown of glory is waiting for you. I have lost a great icon, I miss her painfully. May God grant eternal rest unto her and let perpetual light shine on her Amen. At the resurrection morning, when the trumpet sounds, we shall meet to part no more. Goodnight Ezinwanyi! Dr Ogechi Akalonu.
Posted by Nnenna Nwaogwugwu-Ibiama on June 19, 2019
Aunty Damaris was like a mother to me. I am still shocked and pained. I remember when I stayed at her place while my mum travelled to Lagos to see my dad who was serving in Lagos then. She took care of me like her daughter..... A God fearing woman with an angelic voice. Our loss, heaven's gain. I know you are singing with the angels..... Rest on ma'am. You are forever missed. My love to Uncle Eugene, Ada, Emmanuel and KC.
Posted by Dubem Ogwueleka on June 19, 2019
The light of the righteous still shines through even when they are gone. Their effects are forever present. I met Dr. Damaris Onwuka some years ago at Aba (with her precious daughter) and i was immediately awed by her awesome smile;an endearing personality with a certain humility and candour. She was an amazon but clouded her mien in simplicity. The legacies you left will be forever etched in the minds of those you left behind. You will be greatly missed mum,till we meet to part no more. Daisy,your lovely daughter is gutted and misses you terribly. I pray God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss. May her gentle soul rest in peace. Amen.
Posted by on June 19, 2019
I must be dreaming. What will Eugene do now? Damaris had a very angelic voice. May God accept her soul. Dr Eugene Ndimele HRH.
Posted by Ibewuike Precious on June 19, 2019
You touched every life you met positively,your light radiated every neighborhood and community, mumsy,you were truely a prizeless jewel to the onwuka's. Rest in peace our beloved mother and wife.
Posted by Chichi Abraham-Igwe on June 19, 2019
My dearest Aunty Damaris, I've struggled to put to words the pain and void that I have felt since you passed away. What can I say...... From the first time that Chukwuma introduced me to you, you took me in as your own daughter. I will always remember the laughter and jokes that we shared every time that we have been together, both in UK and Nigeria. Your words of advice continue to ring in my ears. The support that you provided to me during the times that I visited Nigeria when my dad was unwell, and when he passed away, will always be appreciated! Your home became a place of solace for me during those trips. Aunty, I can't believe you are gone! I was looking forward to seeing you again this summer. Well, I will have to wait until me meet to part no more. Adeiu dear Aunty! Rest in peace. You are in a better place.
Posted by Eduzor Onyechi on June 18, 2019
I didn't get the opportunity to meet you, but heard a lot about how your kindness knows no bounds from Daizy who is a very good friend. I pray that God consoles those you left behind and grant you eternal rest in his bosom. Rest in peace ma.
Posted by Glory Urom on June 17, 2019
I first met Chief Dr Mrs Damaris Onwuka or Mumsy as Adaeze and I fondly call her in our clinical days in the medical school. I had a closer experience when I was opportune to share some special moments (Birthdays, Outreach programme, home visits) with her later on. I was awed at the cheer simplicity of her being, she was outrightly down to earth, accommodating, Selfless, philanthropic, a woman with a good heart and most importantly a lover of God. She will be greatly missed, it is not about how long but how well and she led a good life. I pray she finds rest and may the loved ones she left behind find the strength to bear this irreplaceable loss. Sleep on Ma.
Posted by Ujo N on June 17, 2019
Yours was one very painful death. I never met you but I could feel your essence just by knowing your daughter. You were a wonderful mother because Ada never stopped talking about you. The comments here say same. We are glad you lived an impactful life. May your soul rest peacefully, Ma.
Posted by Patience Mordi on June 17, 2019
Dam, my beloved wife (as I always called her), is passed on to glory. I praise God for your beautiful life. You were God's gift to my beloved cousin, Eugene, at the completion of his housemanship and his sojourn at Eku Baptist Hospital. Apparently, God brought you there for your housemanship at that time. Dam, you were loving, kind, soft spoken, gentle and respectful. You were a great Gospel singer with an angelic voice. How can I forget the night you electrified the crowd with your renditions "Ihe Geme Ta" during my grandmother's wake keep at Azuiyi. Your voice still resonates in my heart. Thank God for the special Grace He bestowed on you through out your active life. You held onto that grace till the end. You lived a victorious and fruitful Christian life. Your legacies will linger on. Surely God will grant your beloved husband, Eugene and the children the grace to bear the pain of your exit to His glory. Dam, my wife, I can never forget you. Rest on in the bosom of the Lord till we meet in glory.
Posted by Orji Nathaniel on June 17, 2019
My boss you will forever remain my boss it was like bomb when I received the news of your demise,it was so sudden to me where will I start you pampered me as your son since 2002 I joined NPI it was you that took me from Aba to Abuja then to Enugu till 2012 when you went back to Abuja till this bad news we where still in touch you did your part God knows it all I miss you and your advice you took me round this country for the love you have for Nigerian children to make them healthy Ma wherever you're now God will keep blessing you May his grace and love extend to the love ones you left behind May your soul continuously rest in the bosom of the Lord adieu my boss goodnight.
Posted by Maureen Nsikak on June 17, 2019
"Death be not proud though some have called thee mighty and dreadful for thou art not so,one short sleep past wee wake eternally;And death shall be no more,death thou shall die..." John Donne-Dean St Paul's Catherol There is nothing good about dying it is sad beyond belief but it is a part of life and there is no escaping....The Bible In Ecclesiastics 3 confirms this by saying "To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.....(and so on and so forth).Every life is on loan and must return to the lender when it pleases. Who are we to question his decision? Mummy Ada,you have finished this earthly race,but your memory will forever live in our heart. Sleep on woman of God in the bosom of Abraham. Adieu!
Posted by Chi Otobo on June 17, 2019
I still can't believe it! Although we met in London not long ago. But the face I remember of you, Dama, is still the young, pretty, smiley, kind face when we were together on holiday at your brother's house at Nsukka learning to play guitar. I can still see us seriously practicing the initial chords. I am still in shock! I've had earthquakes of death in my life, I still can't get used to it. Please, Dama, rest in peace till we see again!
Posted by O. Michael Obiekwe on June 17, 2019
It was about 1980/81 when Damaris’s elder brother Tim Igwe who was a personal friend, and had played a great role in supporting our wedding as the then Registrar of Enugu Campus of University of Nigeria, told me that Damaris was looking for a place to do her housemanship. She was rapping up her medical school at the time. I recommended Eku Baptist hospital as a great hospital, having completed mine from the same place. I discussed with her and asked her to look for one Eugene Onwuka a great friend and a colleague who was about to complete his housemanship from same hospital. I also knew that Eugene was looking and I felt both will be a very good match. So it was. I had of the great work she was doing all over christiandom and in the secular world. Her voice, love for God, tender and warm spirit were consuming. Damaris, may your soul continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord as the Holy Spirit the greatest comforter comforts Eugene and the rest of the family.
Posted by Eric Nwaze on June 17, 2019
O Damaris. Your death was a huge shock to me. You were like a mother. I can't forget that it was you who called me to join NPI back in 2005 when you were SE Coordinator. Since then you guided me in the organisation. I ll NEVER forget the impressions you created in my life. Space does not allow me to say it all but I just want to thank you as you journey on. Good tidings. Rest peacefully in the Lord until we meet again. Adieu my Director. Adieu the woman of noble character. I ll endure. Indeed forever missed.
Posted by Ikedichi Okpani on June 17, 2019
My the soul of our dear director rest in perfect peace. May her family find comfort in the peace that only God can provide. Peace be still!
Posted by Daniel Asonye on June 17, 2019
I will never forget what this your hit track - 'Feed My Flock' did to me and my yielding to the call of God on my life. I will miss you, ma. Aunty Damaris, Good night. We see in glory when Jesus returns.
Posted by Olabode Iluromi on June 16, 2019
Our late sister and friend, Dr. Mrs. Damaris Onwuka gone to be seen no more as human. What a reality: life is but a shadow!!! One could easily remember your beautiful smiles, radiating with joy and love. A visit to your office, while still in service, was with a hug and special introduction to your brother-in-law who was with you then. Your gifts of Compact Discs of your released songs will always be appreciated. May the Lord give special comfort to the family and church in Jesus name. Amen. From Engr. & Mrs. H. O. Iluromi.
Posted by Timothy Anyanwu on June 16, 2019
Dr. Damaris was a special in all her ways. She was a woman who loves God. She is caring, loving, wise woman. The News of her death came as a shock to us all. We pray that Her gentle soul find perfect peace with the Lord and may the Lord grant us the fortitude to bear this great lost. Amen
Posted by Chiedozie Nkume on June 16, 2019
Tribute to an amiable wife and sister. Even as sad as this is, we find solace knowing that you are in a better place. You will be missed for everything you’ve been and all you lived for. May your gentle soul find rest in the bosom of the Lord,
Posted by Ugonma Ubah on June 16, 2019
I am listening to this song and I am so teary. I never met you Ma but FEED MY FLOCK, was a hit in my house as a child, my mum loved the song. Several years later I heard Ada play this song in our flat and I screamed "A-D-A you know this song!" and she replied, "my mum sang it!" . I couldn't hold my excitement, I immediately called my mum to tell her I was friend to one of her Icons. Ma you have ran this race, you have gotten to the finish line and you have received your crown of glory! Though we all miss you, but heaven has gained an angel.
Posted by Sarah Uko on June 16, 2019
Da , may your gentle soul rest in peace , the shot period we met was great and would alway be remembered.
Posted by Eunice Damisa on June 16, 2019
Ma, as my very senior colleague & boss at NPHCDA, I was always pleseantly amazed by your humble disposition even in the face of trial. Since you retired after a glorious service I've kept procrastinating that I'll call to wish you well. Never knew you were battling with ill health. I'll have to live with the regret of not calling you! I am however consoled that you have been promoted to the highest realm where there's no pain or ganishing of teeth. May God give your beautiful family especially your husband the fortitude to bear this great & irreparable loss. Rest in the bossom of the Good Lord forever in Jesus Mighty Name.
Posted by Ikenna Onyenorah on June 16, 2019
Sister D, it is so hard to believe that it is true, but I know you are in a better place and so I am consoled. The last time I saw you is very vivid in my heart and it helps me to accept this news. You are resting after all. I remember us in Aba, how hard you worked with Bro Eugene to introduce me to Christ somehow; following me to the house when I come to pull my wife from FGBMFI meetings at Binez Motel. I remember also your songs and those programs you organized. You always made God happy in all things at all times. Finally, I remember when you walked into FGBMFI, Enugu Executive Chapter meeting with Bro. Eugene and saw me on the podium preaching the Word of God. I thank you so much for your contribution to making that happen. I remember the rest of your stay in Enugu and I am comforted, knowing that you are resting now in a better place. Rest on Sister! I pray that the Almighty God will comfort your family and all that you left behind and give us the fortitude to bear your permanent absence in our lives.
Posted by Uchechi Nzerem on June 16, 2019
I received the news of your demise with so much sadness. My family and I prayed hard for your recovery. One thing is sure: you fought your hardest and you are in a better place, free from any pain or suffering. I only met you a couple of times but I felt like I knew you from the excellent young lady you raised. To Ada you were like a sister, friend and mother all rolled into one, a unique relationship I greatly admired. May God fill the void your passing has left in her life, and that of d entire family you left behind. Rest on ma'am. You will live forever in the hearts of those who knew and love you.
Posted by Blessing Chimela on June 16, 2019
....Sighs! It's still like a shock to me Aunty, I remember few days to that fateful day I spent time praying for you and trusting God for His restoration and wholeness in you, but never knew that such sad news would come. My Joy again is that you lived a righteous life, stood for what is right, touched lives around you, my prayer is that God comforts us all because we know that this is heaven 's gain and we don't weep and loose hope like the unbelivers , we know you are in a more better place Aunty❤.Rest on.. I love you ma
Posted by Blessing Chimela on June 16, 2019
Tribute To Dr Mrs Damaris Onwuka. The news of your departure really shocked me , it was not easy for me to control myself, but I know you were a great woman of faith, rare gem, a virtuous woman, kind hearted , wise and a great leader. You cared for people and needy around you, very intelligent and understanding. You have fought as human, but your creator decided that you should come home... sighs it's well. It dawned on me that I will be missing your physical presence.Goodnight and rest in his bossom. Peace Chimela Onwuka.
Posted by Emmanuel Ehiem on June 16, 2019
You were a big sister with a golden heart. Your love for humanity and for Umugolo people in particular was great. The news of your death saddened my heart because we still have a lot to learn from your experience and your humanitarian lifestyle. We miss you dearly. Rest in peace, woman of God.
Posted by Andrew Etsano on June 16, 2019
She was a senior colleague at NPHCDA. A leader, peacemaker, motherly, and team builder . She will greatly be remembered for her honesty, humility, empathy and passion in what she does. she has indeed left her foot print in the sand of times. May you rest in the bosom of the Lord. Amen
Posted by Anyanwu Chinonso on June 16, 2019
I can't believe you have gone aunty Damaris. Your angelic voice makes me love songs especially when you sing at your home church (TAC Umunakanu). Your soft voice gives audience when you come around Keep singing with the angels Till will meet to part no more a kind hearted woman Rest on ma
Posted by Nwademos Demos on June 15, 2019
I'm sure you are at a better place. I will forever miss you
Posted by Njoku Chukwuemeka on June 16, 2019
I looked forward to her singing back then in ECWA Church, Aba. She was a golden voice of her generation. Just as you blessed our souls through music, may you find rest in the bossom of the Lord. R.I.P Dr. Damaris O. Omwuka.
Posted by WINIFRED OLUCHI CHIMAH on June 15, 2019
Ma,I know you are resting in God's bossom where there is no pain or troubles.I was opportuned to meet you a few times while I and your daughter where in school and also visited your home in Abuja after we graduated.Thank you so much for the days you visited the hostel with your driver Mr Ojinta and provided us with edible stuffs.Thank you for your words of advice and also for your encouragement during my first pregnancy when i greeted you over a video call while I and daisy were in London. Little did i know that will be the last time i will chat with you.My happiness and consolation is this,that you have joined the other hosts of heaven,though we lost an angel here on earth,heaven gained one. I pray that our good Lord strengthens your lovely family at this time because you left quite early,though we knew this may happen.You will be greatly missed Mummy Adaeze Oluchi Onwuka.Continue to Rest in peace Ma.

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