ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Elise Tsongwain, 52 years old, born on November 20, 1969, and passed away on June 17, 2022.

The Tsongwain and Atanga families announce with deep sorrow and regret the passing of their wife, sister, mother, daughter, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, Mrs. Elise Endah Tsongwain nee Atanga on Friday June 17, 2022 in Maryland, United States after a brief illness.

Funeral Date: Saturday July 16, 2022 in Maryland, United States.
*9am - 12 noon*: Viewing and Church Service; Trinity Assembly of God, 7800 Good Luck Rd, Lanham, MD, 20706
*1 - 2pm*: Burial; Maryland National Memorial Cemetery; 13300 Baltimore Ave, Laurel, MD, 20707
*3pm - 12:30am*: Repass & Celebration of Life at Hamptons Conference Center; 207 W Hampton Pl, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Elise, we will remember you forever. Rest In Peace!!
Posted by Amoh Silas on July 3, 2022
My dear sister in-law Endah, how could u have left us without us meeting face to face? Your departure is so painful that words can't express. I had planned that 2023 shall be our meeting year. I can still hear u tell your husband on a phone conversation telling your husband of the step I should take. Our dear mother, how do I even tell someone that I only heard your voice on phone? I thought it was all a dream till your husband told me it was true. We are all in pains because of your unannounced departure. Your husband, a man with a heart of gold should not go through this if man were to be the decision maker. The kids u would do everything to protect are now wondering what suddenly happened. I wished we could provide answers to all these questions. Fare thee well sister. We shall miss you till we meet again.

Amoh Silas.
Posted by Franco Mendi on July 2, 2022
My dear sister, with my mouth lacking words and my mind not well composed, I struggle to pen these few words just to wish you goodbye, peace and rest in the Lord. The way you received and treated me made me to believe that I had a sister in you I could always count on but now, what I should believe, I don't know. It's so sad to remember how brief this time was . I chose not to ask questions and I thank God for the impact you left in our hearts. Sister Elise, Rest In Peace with Christ, we will remember you always!
Posted by DIDIAN TSONGWAIN on July 2, 2022
My dear wife Endah, I have struggled writing this tribute as my emotions are completely out of control and I am yet to come to terms with what just happened. I have gone through cycles of anger, confusion, depression, sorrow, tears, and I am hoping this is a bad dream I would wake up from. I have so many unanswered questions

• Why Elise?
• We were about to start living life on our terms, why am I planning your funeral?
• Why am I picking your casket and selecting a cemetery spot for you?
• Why would God allow a beautiful soul to go through the pain we witnessed?
• Why exit at such a youthful age?

I do not have any answers and I am completely devastated, drained, and need the grace of God to stay positive and strong.

I am truly lucky and blessed to have shared my love and life with such a beautiful angel. Rarely does beauty, character, formidable ethics, and patience come in a single package but somehow that was an embodiment of who you were. 22 years of marriage to you went by so fast, your infectious beauty, gentleness made our home a place of peace and refuge. You were my greatest confident by whom I would run my crazy ideas. Most importantly you had become a mother to us all, you fondly called me your first son jokingly saying you had three sons. Having lost my mother 23 years ago, the truth is you had filled that void. To me you were not only the love of my life, the mother of our kids, you had gradually become my mother too. Loosing you means I not only lost my spouse, but I have lost my mother twice in my lifetime. How do I recover from such deep hurt? How do the boys and I move forward without you Endah?

We went through lots struggles as a couple, we triumphed in some cases but also shed tears and pains in others. The successes and happiness we shared as well as the pains and hurt we went through played a fundamental role in cementing the bond and love we enjoyed and thus making us a formidable team. We were beginning to slowly realize our dreams and goals as we slowly implemented our plans, most importantly the excitement of enjoying the future on our own terms was becoming a reality. I am just so heartbroken you are not here for us to continue this journey, but I pray the lord gives me the fortitude to implement every one of our plans thus achieving our goals.

You have left me with two handsome boys and as promised they now become my number one priority for the rest of my days. My beautiful Endah, I am not sure what is on the other side of life nevertheless I hope when my journey ends, I will meet you, so we continue from where we ended. I love you and will miss you so much, however your spirit lives on in us.

Didian Tsongwain


Posted by Richard Tajuh on July 2, 2022
What a loss! I can’t believe you are no more. You were someone so special. You had a heart that cared.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank you for your daughter, Elise E. Tsongwain née Atanga, thank you for the life she lived here on earth. Thank you for the wonderful family you blessed her with.
Even as you rest, you will be highly missed, but your legacy will live on.
Rest in Perfect Peace in the bosom of the Lord.
Posted by Thomas Tsongwain on July 1, 2022
Elise Endah, now prematurely at rest with her ancestors. Your departure  leaves the family in a state of confusion and devastation.There are many questions to ask, but to whom and who will give the answers?  Genesis 3:18 attempts a consolatory answer to the end of life, but still leaves the question of when ,how and why, hanging in the air.

Elise was a virtuous woman.
An exemplary good wife, good mother,good sister, good aunt,good sister -in-law ,very caring daughter-in-law, good Christian and an honest, trustworthy and reliable friend.to many.We loved her and wanted her company much longer, but her maker needed her sooner than later,
hence her life has ended at the prime of her youth.
Thank you for your short span of life which impacted the lives of many positively.
  Go in peace and may God, the most high, grant your soul perfect rest by His
bossom, until we meet again at Christ feet, on that ressurrection morning.        Adieu,.   Adieu.
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Posted by Mercy Arango on June 30, 2022
Elise
I lack wards . Your voice on the 16th of April 2022 Wishing me a happy birthday never told any such story that you will be gone. Gone so soon my dear.You have been such a sweet friend.soft spoken from day one we connected at P school.
I remember the fun memories in school, the visits back and forth to the Tebits. We were far apart but connected in all ways.
I enjoyed my brief visit with you and the treats you gave me at Bowie .sister Gone but just too soon? Woman! Woman! We will for ever miss you.faire thee well.
Condolences to the Atangas and Chongians.And to my boys, mum is gone but her spirit leaves on to see you through. We love you but God does most.
Arangs
Posted by Ezinne Egbunine on June 29, 2022
How does one express the amazing essence and spirit of Elise, her selfless generosity, love, caring heart and uncompromising belief in all that is good, and her unwavering commitment to her family, friends and colleagues. Words, even the very best of words cannot truly capture the sense of loss I am feeling. YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED ELI MAMA !!!!!!!. Your smiles, positive attitudes,
jokes and laughter will be missed. Rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ dear friend as we pray for Gods consolation upon the loved ones you left behind. May Elise's soul and the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace Amen..
Posted by Saaghe Fogwe on June 28, 2022
Sis Elise, I can’t believe we are leaving tributes for you. Your beautiful smile and gentle personality will be greatly missed. You were a silent listener to many conversations but your eyes and smile spoke for you. Rest In Peace where there is no more pain and anguish. Your family and friends will keep your memories alive. PEMEXANS will miss you very much. Rest well big sis until we meet again.
Posted by Vivian Mbah on June 27, 2022
Chaii Elise!!!!! I did not know that I was having my last conversation with you, last month! I am yet to believe that you are gone to be with the Lord. I have known you for 40 years and you have always been my small sister and friend. I can always count on you, regardless of the circumstances. In my darkest moments in life, you stood behind me like a pillar. Who will I chat with about the ups and downs of life? How can I forget your good sense of humor? My dear, you may be gone, but your spirit is still alive in me, and I will always cherish our friendship and relationship. To Didian (your hubby), your two loving children - Tembeng & Jayden, I will say that the grace and peace of God will abide in you during this difficult moment. Rest well Elise, until we meet to part no more. 
Posted by Dan Suh Somanji on June 26, 2022
It is with deep sorrow that I wish to say goodbye to you. I wish I had just one more time to tell you how much I love you. It’s been over 30 years since we last saw each other but it seams as if it’s yesterday. I wish to thank you for the part you played in my life. Most of it, only the two of us really understand. I thank you for the love and knowledge you gave me. I can’t forget how you forced me to sit by you and read. It was so sweet. The sweetest part is when I’m coming to check if you are around. All about you has been a lesson to me. Even your demise is still a lesson. A lesson that we must always keep in touch with those we love for they can leave us at anytime. It’s so painful for I have something nice to tell you but I can’t anymore. I know you are in a better place now. That’s the only thing that makes me feel a bit better now. I love you so much. I’ve loved you for over 30 years and will love you for a thousand years more. Rest In Peace Elise.
Posted by marita nwankwo on June 25, 2022
Elise! My friend/ coworker, my beautiful Mama like I fondly call you. It so sad and hard to say goodbye. Working with you is the most precious thing that have ever happened to me. You are a beautiful woman with a golden heart Your memory will forever live with us. You will be surely missed. Goodnight my friend till we meet to part no more my heart is broken. I love you but God loves you more....Rest on Mama.....May God give your family the fortitude to bear this great loss
Posted by Judith Otte on June 25, 2022
My friend, my co- worker chaii death you have stolen my big sis like I always like to call her. School kept me quiet from you. I just wanted to surprise you when I finished oooh. I am in shock I can not believe you are gone. Rest and rest free from the pain of this earth. Love you and you will forever be missed.
Posted by Peter Chick on June 25, 2022
A sister with a gentle and selfless heart. Always there to stretch s helping hand with no second thought. Yes, doing it without blowing any whistle. Many didn't know
Posted by Lynette Griffin on June 25, 2022
Elise you will be truly missed at work. I am going to miss our talks about which stores had sales for the week, our texts informing each other where we could find crab legs on sale and you walking down the halls saying “Come on Baby We have work to do” I am going to truly miss you and your hugs
Posted by Mercy Timoh on June 24, 2022
Elise dear,
My best beau, my confidant, sweet, kind hearted, gentle, caring with a great sense of humor, gone too soon. Unbelievable.
I thank God for all the memories we shared through the decades. You will forever be in my heart.
I pray for God to give your loved ones the strength to bear this great loss.
To the Atanga and Tsongwain families please accept my heart felt condolences.
Elise, May your kind and gentle soul RIP.
Posted by Bertha Njinda Mrs-Ime on June 23, 2022
Elise
I will always remember your kind, compassionate, gentle-loving personality. Friendship with you was effortless. Never a dull moment in your company. I'll miss our long talks and together times. Thank God for many decades of genuine friendship. I cherish all the memories we share. Rest in peace Elise, until we meet again in paradise. I pray God's comforting peace for your family as they go through this great loss. Goodbye Elise.
Your friend
Bertha
Posted by Cylvia Tebit on June 23, 2022
Big Mami Endah!! Big Mami Endah....Weeeeeey !! Papa God!! Jesus!! Jesus!! Jesus!! Sooo Loving!! Soooo Caring!! Kind Hearted!! Goes an Extra Mile to do anything that HELPS. I still SEE the Sports Red Car you drove from Maryland to Pennsylvania to Pick me up and Lisa in the middle of a Snow Storm... My heart bleeds!! My heart bleeds!! Jesus!! Jesus!! Yaweh!! Chineke!! OLUWA!! Chaiii !! Chaiii!! Rest in PEACE Big Mami Endah!! Rest in PEACE!! FOREVER In Our Hearts!! FOREVER Remember!! In Jesus Most Mighty and Matchless Name We ve PRAYED !! RIP Elise!! RIP BigMami Endah!! 
Posted by Patience Tsongwain on June 23, 2022
Queen Mother.....what do I really say. Im still hoping its not real. You were my American Mother; came to America right into your arms..how you laughed with me when I had no clue what i was doing. Thank you for the sacrifices you made for me. Im still hoping i will hear your cheeky laugh and your smile. How could this really be? Go safely Queen Mother.
Posted by Asanga Endah on June 23, 2022
My mbombo as I always called you,I'm speechless at your sudden death. You were my mother,sister and friend; extremely loving,kind,honest and supportive. You taught me life values and many other things. It is like a dream that you are no more
yet a reality.You ran your race so swiftly and have reached your high calling. I know you are in a better place resting in the Lord's blossom.You will forever remain in my heart,Adieu
Posted by Estella Atanga on June 23, 2022
Oh Elise someone needs to slap me and wake me up from this nightmare. My darling sister who would have thought you would leave us so soon. I thank God for your life and the time we spent with you. Who will fill the void your death has created. Lord help us! You taught me how to dance rock in Buea when I was a little girl. Took me under your wings and guided me when I came to the US. I will cherish the memories I have of you till we meet again. Bon voyage sis❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Ama Mundi on June 23, 2022
My Precious Elise I remember your always smiling, welcoming beautiful personality. We thank you for your shared caring heart. We miss you dearly and are comforted by our spiritual knowledge that your great good heart is resting in peace near God Almighty. May the future of the children be bright and May your dear husband, relatives and friends be comforted. LoveBindsUs my dear daughter. Peaceful travel into your own Heavenly Eternity..
Posted by Manga Tebit on June 22, 2022
The Tsongwain and Atanga families announce with deep sorrow the passing of their wife, sister, mother, daughter, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, Mrs. Elise Endah Tsongwain nee Atanga on Friday June 17, 2022 in Maryland, United States after a brief illness.

Funeral arrangements are ongoing and will be added here as soon as they become available.

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Posted by Amoh Silas on July 3, 2022
My dear sister in-law Endah, how could u have left us without us meeting face to face? Your departure is so painful that words can't express. I had planned that 2023 shall be our meeting year. I can still hear u tell your husband on a phone conversation telling your husband of the step I should take. Our dear mother, how do I even tell someone that I only heard your voice on phone? I thought it was all a dream till your husband told me it was true. We are all in pains because of your unannounced departure. Your husband, a man with a heart of gold should not go through this if man were to be the decision maker. The kids u would do everything to protect are now wondering what suddenly happened. I wished we could provide answers to all these questions. Fare thee well sister. We shall miss you till we meet again.

Amoh Silas.
Posted by Franco Mendi on July 2, 2022
My dear sister, with my mouth lacking words and my mind not well composed, I struggle to pen these few words just to wish you goodbye, peace and rest in the Lord. The way you received and treated me made me to believe that I had a sister in you I could always count on but now, what I should believe, I don't know. It's so sad to remember how brief this time was . I chose not to ask questions and I thank God for the impact you left in our hearts. Sister Elise, Rest In Peace with Christ, we will remember you always!
Posted by DIDIAN TSONGWAIN on July 2, 2022
My dear wife Endah, I have struggled writing this tribute as my emotions are completely out of control and I am yet to come to terms with what just happened. I have gone through cycles of anger, confusion, depression, sorrow, tears, and I am hoping this is a bad dream I would wake up from. I have so many unanswered questions

• Why Elise?
• We were about to start living life on our terms, why am I planning your funeral?
• Why am I picking your casket and selecting a cemetery spot for you?
• Why would God allow a beautiful soul to go through the pain we witnessed?
• Why exit at such a youthful age?

I do not have any answers and I am completely devastated, drained, and need the grace of God to stay positive and strong.

I am truly lucky and blessed to have shared my love and life with such a beautiful angel. Rarely does beauty, character, formidable ethics, and patience come in a single package but somehow that was an embodiment of who you were. 22 years of marriage to you went by so fast, your infectious beauty, gentleness made our home a place of peace and refuge. You were my greatest confident by whom I would run my crazy ideas. Most importantly you had become a mother to us all, you fondly called me your first son jokingly saying you had three sons. Having lost my mother 23 years ago, the truth is you had filled that void. To me you were not only the love of my life, the mother of our kids, you had gradually become my mother too. Loosing you means I not only lost my spouse, but I have lost my mother twice in my lifetime. How do I recover from such deep hurt? How do the boys and I move forward without you Endah?

We went through lots struggles as a couple, we triumphed in some cases but also shed tears and pains in others. The successes and happiness we shared as well as the pains and hurt we went through played a fundamental role in cementing the bond and love we enjoyed and thus making us a formidable team. We were beginning to slowly realize our dreams and goals as we slowly implemented our plans, most importantly the excitement of enjoying the future on our own terms was becoming a reality. I am just so heartbroken you are not here for us to continue this journey, but I pray the lord gives me the fortitude to implement every one of our plans thus achieving our goals.

You have left me with two handsome boys and as promised they now become my number one priority for the rest of my days. My beautiful Endah, I am not sure what is on the other side of life nevertheless I hope when my journey ends, I will meet you, so we continue from where we ended. I love you and will miss you so much, however your spirit lives on in us.

Didian Tsongwain


Recent stories
Shared by Paul Tendoh on June 24, 2022
Ma Elise, as I always called you when ever I was chanced. Your beauty and charm was unrivaled. I am still struggling to make the fried cabbage I had at your house I Orrington. I have been planning to ask you exactly how you made it, but now you will only guide us spiritually from the world beyond. RIP my sister, school mate,  beauty queen. Guide us from beyond.