ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Davidson Menakaya, 86 years old, born on April 25, 1936, and passed away on August 30, 2022. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Grace Efobi on September 27, 2022
Tribute for Dr Davidson Izuchukwu Menakaya
Dr Davidson Izuchukwu Menakaya, my beloved brother in-law who no doubt is now resting peacefully in the bosom of the Lord.
Dr Menakaya was not just seen as a brother in-law in my family but as a brother hence we call each other ‘Bro’. He also calls me Marokwe (my pet name during my football, secondary and university days). We behave like brothers to each other hence our attitude to each other was very informal. We usually sit around the table to discuss and resolve family issues amicably with brotherly love.
This is supposed to be a sad period for us but we are rejoicing in the Lord knowing that he has ran a good race while here on planet earth. He gave a good account of his stewardship through numerous testimonies that I know and have been pouring in since he passed away. He was very kind, simple in nature, a peace maker, always looking for peaceful solutions of issues, loving and most importantly God fearing man. He was the type of a person who could go extra mile to help people irrespective of his relationship with them. He was very generous to a fault that people took advantage of it by almost deliberately refusing to pay back monies loaned to individuals in times of need. I am aware that in his private hospital, he was so kind, full of emotion and compassion that he was virtually treating his patients free once he finds out the patient’s pecuniary circumstances or situations. I had actually admonished him on this laisez-faire approach that I feared the hospital could close down one day for lack of finance to run and maintain it logistically. But then he would always dismiss it with the wave of the hand saying that the hospital was established to serve both the rich and the poor in the community and that he knew the Lord would always provide for him. I lost my patience one day that I asked him to rename it Charity Hospital. I said to him, look, you have a family to take care of or you may go broke. But that did not change him. But the good thing was that God in deed found favour with him and blessed and prospered him. The hospital became the peoples’ hospital as it was their number one choice amongst other hospitals in the surrounding area.
His death is like a Sunami to those who knew him and it is still a shock to them that he is no more. I pray that God Almighty continue to console the immediate family, (his children (my nephews and niece), his grandchildren and especially his wife - my sister) of his death which has devastated everyone. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh and the Lord would continue to be their pillar of strength in this very trying and difficult period.
Adieu Bro; your memory will continue to linger on within our hearts as long as we live and may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace in Jesus mighty name. AMEN.    
Mr and Mrs Goddy Efobi (Anegbuachala)

Posted by Ifeoma Guobadia on September 22, 2022
A short while missed, we shall meet again.
Oh Grave! Where is thy sting?
Oh Death! Where is thy victory?
Daddy, we did not get to say goodbye.
You departed in the twinkling of an eye,
Exactly one week after my visit and after mom’s (your wife’s) birthday celebration.
We never got to say farewell as no one expected it will be so soon.
This sadness in my heart, no one can tell.
Without any warning, you went the way of every man.
You slept in Christ leaving us. Jesus called you as he will us when the time comes.
For a little while here on earth, you shall be greatly missed.
We shall meet again yet singing hallelujah chorus in heaven by God’s mercies, grace and love.
We shall unite with all the saints and until then in my heart you will always be.
Daddy, you alone called my middle name. Who else will call me Aunli mma?
Though out of sight, you will live in our hearts and mind.
We shall miss you more than words can say.
You are the best Daddy anyone could have.
You thought me the ways of God, Prayers, and always giving words of wisdom.
Daddy sleep well and Goodbye.
Till we meet again.
Posted by Joshua Guobadia on September 22, 2022
Although there is not much I can say as I did not know grandpa for too long. Certainly, from the few times I was opportune to be with my Grandpa, I can say he was a wonderful being, a jolly good fellow, content and happy with his life. It is sad to see you go, but I know we shall meet again in Heaven.
Goodbye, Grandpa.
I love you.
Posted by Richard Guobadia on September 22, 2022
What can I say? You were a father indeed! I learnt a lot from you, and most important of them all was contentment.
You lived a simple life, a life of contentment. It was so visible that I couldn't help but start emulating such a rare attribute. Your hope was always anchored on the Lord Jesus. I will miss you no doubt, but I am assured of your rest in the bossom of our Lord Jesus which is the greatest achievement for anyone with faith in our heavenly father. I love you Dad. Love you forever.

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Posted by Grace Efobi on September 27, 2022
Tribute for Dr Davidson Izuchukwu Menakaya
Dr Davidson Izuchukwu Menakaya, my beloved brother in-law who no doubt is now resting peacefully in the bosom of the Lord.
Dr Menakaya was not just seen as a brother in-law in my family but as a brother hence we call each other ‘Bro’. He also calls me Marokwe (my pet name during my football, secondary and university days). We behave like brothers to each other hence our attitude to each other was very informal. We usually sit around the table to discuss and resolve family issues amicably with brotherly love.
This is supposed to be a sad period for us but we are rejoicing in the Lord knowing that he has ran a good race while here on planet earth. He gave a good account of his stewardship through numerous testimonies that I know and have been pouring in since he passed away. He was very kind, simple in nature, a peace maker, always looking for peaceful solutions of issues, loving and most importantly God fearing man. He was the type of a person who could go extra mile to help people irrespective of his relationship with them. He was very generous to a fault that people took advantage of it by almost deliberately refusing to pay back monies loaned to individuals in times of need. I am aware that in his private hospital, he was so kind, full of emotion and compassion that he was virtually treating his patients free once he finds out the patient’s pecuniary circumstances or situations. I had actually admonished him on this laisez-faire approach that I feared the hospital could close down one day for lack of finance to run and maintain it logistically. But then he would always dismiss it with the wave of the hand saying that the hospital was established to serve both the rich and the poor in the community and that he knew the Lord would always provide for him. I lost my patience one day that I asked him to rename it Charity Hospital. I said to him, look, you have a family to take care of or you may go broke. But that did not change him. But the good thing was that God in deed found favour with him and blessed and prospered him. The hospital became the peoples’ hospital as it was their number one choice amongst other hospitals in the surrounding area.
His death is like a Sunami to those who knew him and it is still a shock to them that he is no more. I pray that God Almighty continue to console the immediate family, (his children (my nephews and niece), his grandchildren and especially his wife - my sister) of his death which has devastated everyone. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh and the Lord would continue to be their pillar of strength in this very trying and difficult period.
Adieu Bro; your memory will continue to linger on within our hearts as long as we live and may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace in Jesus mighty name. AMEN.    
Mr and Mrs Goddy Efobi (Anegbuachala)

Posted by Ifeoma Guobadia on September 22, 2022
A short while missed, we shall meet again.
Oh Grave! Where is thy sting?
Oh Death! Where is thy victory?
Daddy, we did not get to say goodbye.
You departed in the twinkling of an eye,
Exactly one week after my visit and after mom’s (your wife’s) birthday celebration.
We never got to say farewell as no one expected it will be so soon.
This sadness in my heart, no one can tell.
Without any warning, you went the way of every man.
You slept in Christ leaving us. Jesus called you as he will us when the time comes.
For a little while here on earth, you shall be greatly missed.
We shall meet again yet singing hallelujah chorus in heaven by God’s mercies, grace and love.
We shall unite with all the saints and until then in my heart you will always be.
Daddy, you alone called my middle name. Who else will call me Aunli mma?
Though out of sight, you will live in our hearts and mind.
We shall miss you more than words can say.
You are the best Daddy anyone could have.
You thought me the ways of God, Prayers, and always giving words of wisdom.
Daddy sleep well and Goodbye.
Till we meet again.
Posted by Joshua Guobadia on September 22, 2022
Although there is not much I can say as I did not know grandpa for too long. Certainly, from the few times I was opportune to be with my Grandpa, I can say he was a wonderful being, a jolly good fellow, content and happy with his life. It is sad to see you go, but I know we shall meet again in Heaven.
Goodbye, Grandpa.
I love you.
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Shared by Izuchukwu Menakaya on October 1, 2022
Zion (Eze) & Zienna (Chioma) Menakaya

We’ll always remember that special smile, that caring heart, that warm embrace, you always gave us. You being there for Grandma and us
through good and bad times, no matter what.
We’ll always remember you Granpa because
there’ll never be another one to replace you in our hearts, and the love we will always
have for you. Rest in peace grandad

The best grandad

Shared by Izuchukwu Menakaya on October 1, 2022
Nieve Blessing Amaka Menakaya 

Sad i didn't get to spend quality time with you but will always cherish your wisdom, encouragement and inspiration. Am sad that I will never see you again here on earth, Even though our grandfather is no more, we will always be together in spirit until the day we will meet again in heaven. Rest in peace grand dad

To my greatest role model

Shared by Izuchukwu Menakaya on October 1, 2022
"JUMU" as he always calls me dammmmm!!!  it i miss you daddy!!
I keep thinking about you, Dad, even though it hurts. I’d give anything to relive those memories again. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you. I wish I still had your wisdom to guide me through my everyday. I cannot say and I will not say that he is dead, he is just away. With a cheery smile and a wave of hand, he has wandered into an unknown land, and left us dreaming how very fair Its needs must be, since he lingers there.
Think of him faring on, as dear In the love of there, as the love of here, think of him still the same way, I say;
                   "He is not dead, he is just away"
                   Addieu daddy Rest in perfect peace !!!