- 55 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 28, 1960
- Place of birth:
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
- Date of passing: Jan 23, 2016
- Place of passing:
Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana
|Let the memory of Ernest be with us forever|
"Remembering a great Man Today.
Today marks your one year anniversary when you left this world. Because God allowed it; I do believe that your job here on earth was complete. I remember it like it was yesterday. Very devastating even though the Lord has given us the strength to move on with our lives but the memory of you still lives strong in our heart and in our mind. A day hasn't gone by without us thinking of you. It hasn't been an easy journey but we are making it one day at a time.
There is a saying that you don't know what you have until its gone. We truly feel the void day by day but your advice and great examples live with us each day. It is amazing how the mind chooses to remember all the great lessons thought by a loved one when they are no longer with us.
We miss you dearly. Selassie is growing up beautifully; just like you always said she'll be.. Very smart like daddy and performing well in school. She hasn't stop mentioning your name in her prayers though.
I see you when I look at her every day. The way she likes her food; talk, laugh and also when she sleeps. Blood is indeed thicker than water. With Selassie; I know I will always carry a piece of you wherever I go. It is indeed a blessing.
Even with the void; we still thank the Lord everyday just as the bible commands us to. "Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus". 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
“It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”
― Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
I can agree with Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. That is exactly how we feel. "It is indeed never gone".
I can also relate to these other quotes.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them.
"Sometimes, when one person is absent,
the whole world seems depopulated".
—Allphonse de Lamartine.
Continue to Rest in the bosom of the Lord Ernest. We will always remember you. You were a great man and you were loved. Your life was precious to us and we will never forget. Love always..
'He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds'. Psalm 147:3
'For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; ... Ecclesiastes 3:1-22
"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away".
"For ever with the Lord.
Ernest, you are still alive in our hearts"
"Job 1:21 (NIV)
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.[a]
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”
Today is your birthday. We wish you happy birthday but I know you are celebrating in the presence of the Lord. The owner of your life has called you home because you are needed in heaven. We miss you dearly but we are consoled because we know you are in a better place. Keep resting in peace till we meet again. Love, Mavis"
"Today, we would have been gathering around you to celebrate your birthday. As the hymn writer you are not lost but you have only gone ah ad of us. So we have not forgotten you and we will not forget you.
Ernest, you are still alive in our hearts and we will forever cherish those sweet memories of the times we shared with you.
God is with you and it is well with our souls and your soul."
"Tribute by Mrs Mavis Agyekum Amekporfor (Widow) read at the burial service
My Sweetie! My darling Ernest, losing you is utterly devastating. The depth of the pain I feel is so profound. I cannot process its harsh reality. You were a source of comfort to many, including myself. My confidant and best friend. I am so confused I don't know where to begin. Perhaps with a question: God! Why me? As hard as it is, I am reminded by scripture to give thanks to the
Lord in all things. You make me cry from laughter with your jokes. You awed me with your wisdom as you always quoted Mathhew 6:33. You melted my heart with your kindness and your impeccable manners made you my PRINCE CHARMING. Your fearlessness made you the man I was proud to call my husband. In all these and your childlike ability to find something good in almost everyone and every situation, will I cherish fond mmemories.
I reminiscense the time we spent together; it was life's great adventure - no two days were the same. With you,I was blessed with Selassie, our joy beyond measure. With you, I learnt to face the world without fear and learnt daily things that matter most, which is "seeking the Lord with all your heart".
I have lost my life partner here on earth but I know that I will see you again when the Lord calls me home. I know it's going to be hard without you. I will always remember your vibrant energy and your pisitive mentality even in the worst of times.
The swiftness of your departure remains shocking to me. I am broken into many pieces but I know the Lord will rebuild me. Today, my tears arwe tears of sorrow. I kept asking the Lord why He took you away so soon and i couldn't get an answer. I cannot fight God. He owns your life and mine but I know that called you home because He wanted you there.
I will trust that the Living God who gave you to me will look after me and our children. As I take solace from Revelation 14:13, through my sorrow, the memories will always shine bright and beautiful.
Adieu, my love.
"Tribute by son Dela Amekporfor read at the burial service
If I were to condense everything I would say about my father into a single paragraph, I honestly wouldn't know where to begin. All I keep thinking is how I wish I had "one more" opportunity to see dad, to hear his voice, to see him smile or even to crack a joke.
His phylosophy was to help those around to be their utmost. I will no longer be able to share in the ambitions of my father, gain knowledge from his wisdom or the expertise of his experience.
God has taken a great man into his arms. I am so blessed to have been able to call dad as I know my brothers and sister are as well. I will spend forever remembering you, dad, missing you you and never forgeting how lucky I am to have had you.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
I love you, daddy.
May you rest in the sweetest peace.
"Tribute by son Eli Amekporfor read at the burial service
Duty, decency, relaibility, honour, dignity and respect: these are all qualities my father not only held in high esteem, but practised every day. He was a serious and disciplined man, but he could never resist the opportunity to have a laugh with us, given half the chance.
I was born to this great mman; a man who gave meaning to my life; a man full of mystery; a man I called best friend and father, my motivation, my HERO.
My father taught me the value of the word and how powerful it can be; he was a simple man who loved to counsel and teach; he was also a man who never forgot to spare the rod when it came down to it but most of all, an ernest, well organised, smart, principled, caring and loving man.
I have shared many joyful moments with my father but the happiest were when we spent time together just talking about anything and everything through which i learnt something new and discovered a little more of him every time.
Even though you are gone, I still feel your presence strongly in my life, dad and your counsel will I forever cherish. Thank you for helping me believe deeper in something larger than life.
I love you dad, and I will really miss you.
Your Gladiator ...... Eli"
"Tribute by son Eyram Amekporfor read at the burial service
Dad always used to say that we have the power to do anything and everything we wanted. This is the phylosophy he applied to his life and of which I am a proud beneficiary. He taught me valuable lessons on faith. When I was a kid, I was honestly afraid of my dad knowing that if I did something wrong, the cane he had named after me would do justice. But I realised that this shaped me into an honest and humble person and for which I am eternally grateful.
I was inspired by his tenacity and endurance when faced with adversity and the way he was able to overcome such circumstances made me stand in awe and admiration. Through these struggles, my dad encountered Jesus who transformed his life. He was at peace here and now he is definitely at ease withthe person he decided to live for while on earth and that is what makes me joyful.
Fond memories with dad are just plentiful to last me a lifetime. Dad, I never got round to telling you how proud I am to have a father like you. You were gone too soon. We had so much to catch up on like our unfinished gane of snooker on which I had worked hard to defeat you. But I know you are basking in God's glory, a place where you always wanted to be.
Rest in peace.
I love you, pops.
"Tribute by daughter Selassie Amekporfor read at the burial service
Daddy, today I am sad because I will never see you again with my eyes but I know you will always be in my heart.
I love you, daddy. Receive a big kiss from me.
"I Love You Ernest. Rest in Peace"