ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ekaete Etuk. We will remember her forever.
Posted by UduakObong Ubon on July 2, 2021
Mma Vice Principal nyin,
To me and all of the students that you tutored and served as a vice principal, we miss you already. This news came as a shock to me and all of us. We will always live to remember your loving kindness toward us all as you did not treat us as just your students but as your own children.
Mma Vice, Asiere o.
Rest in peace madam V.P.
Posted by Dr stanEno Ekiko on June 25, 2021
Sudden death to a wonderful and philanthropist, EKAETTE, took us by surprise and unprepared. Death is a brief passage that leads to God. Since God is Almighty, Alpha, and Omega, we peacefully accept Him to take Her to His Kingdom. God never extend days beyond purpose. Go in peace until we meet never to part no more. Amen and Amen.
Posted by MFON ESSIEN on June 22, 2021
My Dearest Aunty
The memories of you are all that I have left,but I am eternally grateful that you were there to steady my ship in one of my lowest moments in life,that period spent in your house under your love and guidance forever endeared you to me,it was a blessing and a privilege to have you as a part of our family, you have left a remarkable legacy here on earth. Adieu sweet Aunt
Posted by Ekpedeme Adeduro on June 21, 2021
Have waited for so long to write a tribute here because it would make your passing to be so final.
You are sorely missed. But I am consoled by the fact that you lived a fulfilled life.
Your generosity and large heart is a great legacy you have left behind.
Adieu Mama. Rest in peace.
Posted by Ekpedeme Edem on June 6, 2021
Dear Aunty,

Life is transient
But memories are long-lasting
One takeaway from knowing you was your zest for life
An approach worth emulating
Adieu to an Aunty who lived life to the fullest.


Posted by Patrick Obasi on May 30, 2021
Still can’t believe our lovely Mama was taken away from us . We will miss Mama, but her spirit and strength, lives on in each of us and in the lives that she touched. She lives on in me and in all those who have been touched by the love, strength, conviction, wisdom, and beauty of her soul.
We love you Mama. You truly were a special, special woman! You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything that you have done for us. We know you are in a much better place. We will be forever grateful and thankful that you are our ‘Mama’.

Rest in Peace Mama, we love and miss you so much.. Until we see each other again. 
Posted by Stanley Usoro on May 29, 2021
MY SPECIAL SONG FOR MAMA.

I will never forget you mama
I will always have you in my mind
'Cos You mean so much to me
And you have done so much for me
And I want to tell you
mama, I adore you mama. I will miss you
Good bye mama.

Meanwhile rest in peace in the bosom of the Lord till we meet to part no more.
Posted by Etuk Clan on May 27, 2021
I was happy to call you my grandma. I remember seeing you when it was grandpa's birthday but that's all I remember, it felt like I only saw you one time but I know I saw you a lot of times but that was when I was young. So spending time with you was an honor I am glad I at least got to spend time with you. you make me smile.                        
Your granddaughter: Ema
Posted by idy etuk on May 22, 2021
Mama ! I’m still struggling with coming to terms with this reality, which accounts for why it took me this long to write this.
The beautiful memories is all I have left to bring me peace .
As I write and sieve through pictures, it is hard to hold back the tears. It is understood, as tears are the silent language of grief - I can’t help but let it flow.
A mighty force has become an ancestor. You were selfless, always worrying about the less privileged. Through your deeds, I have come to acknowledge the adage that the things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. I can still see and feel your legacy everywhere I turn.
Death claims the body.
God claims the soul.
We the living create the legacy. I will try (key word “TRY”) to keep your legacy flying through words and deeds because it is said - if you don’t remember someone out loud, they die twice. It is a big pair of shoes to fill but I will try.
“Mma Vice” (as your students called you when you were a vice principal, “Mma-a-Sir” (as your church members and village members would call you), mom as we would call you - you were a disciplinarian, with a no nonsense persona. You were that “energy” and I seek solace in the scientific fact that energy once created cannot be destroyed but only transformed. You have transitioned but you will always be with us.
The pocket money you gave me as a young man, the trust in taking your money to the bank to deposit for you back then, letting me drive your car, etc were all lessons that helped me adapt to independent living when I moved out and became an adult. The love and your prayers I know for a fact were protecting me when I came short on my daily devotions and for that I say “thank you”. I can go on and on and on but in summary I will say it again - you were a good mom.
James 4:14 says “For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time then it vanishes away”
You ran your race, you’ve handed over the torch, rest on till we meet again to part no more.❤️
Posted by Alice Etuk on May 16, 2021
Always our inspiration and forever loved.

Dear “Aunty Iboro”, the shock of your sudden departure from us has shaken us to a height, but we are not weakened. You worked so hard to instill and maintain love, unity and respect in our family. With God on our side we will carry on the love you left behind for our future generations. The impact of your love in our lives will remain forever. We will miss you. Rest in perfect peace. Your sister-in-law, Alice Etuk.
Posted by Ini Usoro on May 10, 2021
Alas, Mama is gone. It’s still like a dream. Little did I know that our conversation of April 22 would be the last. Your resilience and positive outlook to all things had me believing that you were invincible.

I know you fought the battle but did not want to be a burden to anyone. I am flooded with memories of what you would say, what you would do; and it leaves me constantly in tears but I console myself with the knowledge that I did my best as a daughter and gave back all the love you showered on me in the last 56 years. I miss you so so much.

They say I am now the mother, ‘Can I step into your shoes?’ It is overwhelming but with you as my guardian angel I am convinced that you will see me through. A mom in a million who taught me all that I know - respect, humility but above all not to look down on anyone for we are all equal in the eyes of God. Rest In Peace, Mama. I will not disappoint you.

Your daughter,
Ini
Posted by Etuk Clan on May 10, 2021
It was an honor to call you my mother. You were one of a kind. So many memories come flooding back, causing the tears to flow. The emotions come in waves. I keep wishing you had waited a few hours for me to come be with you and say goodbye. You fought hard and tried your best. The same resilience and stubbornness you've shown me all my life. Though sad is your passing, I find solace in the fact that you lived a great life and impacted so many. You came full into this world, ran your race and died empty. Making sure others received the gifts you were sent into this world with.
I will miss hearing your voice, laugh and the blessings you constantly prayed over me/upon my life. Rest In Heavenly Peace
Your Son
Iboro

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Posted by UduakObong Ubon on July 2, 2021
Mma Vice Principal nyin,
To me and all of the students that you tutored and served as a vice principal, we miss you already. This news came as a shock to me and all of us. We will always live to remember your loving kindness toward us all as you did not treat us as just your students but as your own children.
Mma Vice, Asiere o.
Rest in peace madam V.P.
Posted by Dr stanEno Ekiko on June 25, 2021
Sudden death to a wonderful and philanthropist, EKAETTE, took us by surprise and unprepared. Death is a brief passage that leads to God. Since God is Almighty, Alpha, and Omega, we peacefully accept Him to take Her to His Kingdom. God never extend days beyond purpose. Go in peace until we meet never to part no more. Amen and Amen.
Posted by MFON ESSIEN on June 22, 2021
My Dearest Aunty
The memories of you are all that I have left,but I am eternally grateful that you were there to steady my ship in one of my lowest moments in life,that period spent in your house under your love and guidance forever endeared you to me,it was a blessing and a privilege to have you as a part of our family, you have left a remarkable legacy here on earth. Adieu sweet Aunt
her Life

Career/Working Experience

Late Deaconess Ekaete Lugard Etuk taught in many schools and grew through the ranks to retire as a principal from Community Secondary School, Mbak Etoi in January, 1988. To mention a few we have:
  • Hillside International Nursery and Primary School, Calabar
  • Community Secondary School, Four Towns, Uyo
  • Offot Ukwa Secondary and Grammar School, Uyo
Her priority was the care of her children and their educational stability, as such she moved with her husband and took up appointments accordingly.

Early Days

Mrs Ekaete Lugard Etuk was born on 17th of June 1938 into the family of late Wilson Obo Ekanem and late Elizabeth Isong Udo Ema of Etinan in Etinan Local Government Area. Ekaete was the fourth born and the second daughter out of five children (two boys and three girls). She is survived by her sister, the youngest Mrs. Jane A.B. Essien. The family was a close knit one, guided by the core values of love, unity and fear of God.

EDUCATION

Late Deaconess Ekaete Lugard Etuk started primary school in Kumba, Cameroon as her father was a teacher there. She got her First School Leaving Certificate in December 1951 at the age of 13. She had her secondary education at Lutheran High School, Obot Idim where her best subject was geography closely followed by mathematics and history. She later attended Teachers Training College, Ika Annang and obtained her Teachers Grade III Certificate in January 1957. Ekaete then proceeded to St. John's College Diobu, Port Harcourt (then Teachers Training College) and obtained her Teachers Grade II Certificate in January 1963. In 1967, just after the war, she left for United States of America with her three children (Ini, Ekpes and Uko) to join her husband. While being a mother and dutiful wife, Ekaete a guru at multitasking pursued her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Prairie View A&M University, Texas. She was awarded the degree on 21st of December, 1974.
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A one in a million Mother-in-law

Shared by Caroline Etuk on May 10, 2021
Dear Mummy,

Your demise caught me off guard. I had to cancel my exam because of how shocked I was and stayed teary the entire day. I didn't see this coming. I remember when we were looking for a place to buy, you were my topmost consideration. I was more concerned about getting a place that you will be able to access easily but then you never lived to visit. 
The last 12years felt like I had known you from birth. You opened your arms and gave me a warm reception when I met you and that never changed till your demise. I remember living with you in 2012 to 2013, you ensured that everything was done for me and your grandson, we never lacked anything. It was difficult to break away from such warmth and comfort when I had to move to Lagos for a job.
I wake up with the thoughts of you everyday and wish this was only a dream. I have been trying hard to develop myself with the hope that someday life will be better and I will be able to give you back a token of all that you did for me which is too numerous to mention. 
You were a one in a million mother-in-law. I will miss all the fun times, that I had with you but will hold on to the memories. 
You lived a life worth emulating. You were strong and very resilient. Heaven surely gained an angel.
May you beautiful soul continue to rest in peace.

Miss you Mama!!!