This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dr. Esther McCarthy, 33 years old, born on June 19, 1987, and passed away on April 27, 2021.
Though it is very difficult to comprehend that you have gone to be with the Lord, we wish you stayed a little longer for your husband, the children, your family and the church.  We trust in the sovereignty of God and rest in the fact that He understands why He permitted this to happen.
We can never forget you as You Will  Always Be In Our Hearts We love you but Christ loves you more.
Good night dear.
Rest In Perfect Peace.

Posted by Ginini Atu on June 19, 2021
I wish I could say happy birthday to you and many more years, but its is well. It's your first birthday in heaven. Keep resting with Jesus
Posted by Uwe Edeke on May 26, 2021
You lived a good life. From the first day I met you to the day I heard your sudden departure, I had no reason to doubt your integrity. You stood for the truth, at all times. You became an epitome of emulation. The Vacuum you have left in the heart of your children is large. You will forever be missed.
Esther, rest in the Lord.
Posted by Godwin Ikape on May 11, 2021
It saddens my heart to write this tribute. The shock of your passing was numbing and I could only hope it was untrue. Words alone cannot describe the impact you had on my life personally. You were a great friend who inspired me. Your example of devotion and dedication to serving God was unmatched. Your consistency and quest for excellence distinguished you. Your kind disposition and selflessness endeared you to everyone. You were an angel. May the Lord grant your family the strength to bear this loss. May you rest in the bosom of our Lord my dear sister.
Posted by Ngozi Onyeka on May 9, 2021
I called her sister
Her smile is not just on her face but also in her heart
I have so many friends, but Esther Aniefiok McCarthy you are a beautiful soul,
One person I don’t take her advice for granted
One person that inspired and inspires me
The wisdom of God you have made it look like you were far older than your age
My dear friend I want to believe that you are with Jesus, cos I have always seen you walk with Him
I love you always
I don’t think I have on my own done a RIP post before now, but my friend even though I am this heart broken, my peace is that you are resting in Jesus bosom, you made me believe that for your mum, when you lost her.
Rest on till we meet to part no more
Your memory will always be a blessing
Posted by Inyene Ukpe on May 8, 2021
I thought that if I avoided this for as long as possible, you'd come back to us and I wouldn't have to write this but I guess God needs you more. Esthii babe, yours was a life beautifully lived and I can only hope to be half the person you were. Thank you for being a blessing. It's an honour to have known you. See you soon darling Esthii.
Posted by Chukwu Attraction on May 6, 2021
He that give life no y is like this he will make a way rip our beloved wife and sister we miss you but God knows it all
Posted by Chioma Anosike on May 6, 2021
So painful that i have to write this at this time, if tears would bring you back i will cry an ocean full, but i leave it to God the author and finisher of our soul. Esty you will be forever missed, may your gentle and peaceful soul rest in God's bossom, see you at the resurrection morning.
Posted by Cynthia Emeka on May 5, 2021
I sit around and wonder and watch the days go by.
I look at all your pictures and ask,why did you have to die?
My heart is aching from trying to comprehend.
I will always remember your smiling, beautiful face .
We will continue to judge God faithful.
May your gentle and courageous soul rest in peace Dr Esther MacCarthy.
Posted by Kene Chris on May 5, 2021
No matter what I say, I can never bring you back in life. I just want to pray to God so he keeps you in the best place in heaven. You will be missed forever and always. The beautiful moments you shared with us will always speak of a great person that you were. Rest in peace up in the heaven! My dear Friend
Posted by Sandra Tuodolo on May 5, 2021
My Dearest Friend, classmate,senior prefect,beauty with brains,Godlover,the true definition of a virtuous woman. It saddens my heart to know that you have left this earth because it came just too soon but we know and trust God that he allowed this for a purpose. Indeed heaven has gained an Angel. May your gentle souls rest in the bossom of the lord. And I pray that God give your family the grace to bear this great loss.
Adieu My Friend
Posted by Eke Ibia on May 4, 2021
Esther my dearest friend, ur death is something I cant comprehend. you were admired and loved by many. Ur life here on earth was worthy of emulation. U were so calm, gentle and meek. What about our dreams and aspirations. You left Eka and I so heartbroken. Who am I to question God. Heaven has indeed gained an angel. Rest on my darling friend. Will forever miss u.
Posted by Abasiofon Udo-Affah on May 4, 2021
Shock, real shock is what I felt on hearing your demise.

I can only leave a prayer for those you left behind: that they find peace in this storm. Rest on sister
Posted by Em Akpanika on May 4, 2021
Dr Esther!
This hurts so much and my thoughts are with your family at this time. May the Lord give them the fortitude to bear this unbelievable loss.
You were warmth and grace personified, you loved God with a zeal that I admired.
I keep asking myself whether rapture has taken place and we are left behind because you lived a Christlike life.
We will not forget you!
Adieu Dr Esther.
Posted by Gracious Eyoh-Sifumbukho on May 4, 2021

Who can question the All Knowing?

The cold hands of death snatched you from us too early, at a time we least expected; leaving a 'darkness at Sunset'. One maybe tempted to ask ; why you have to leave us,so soon, so sudden and so abruptly, when we needed you most? Of what benefit will the response be, when indeed, you're gone forever.

You were such an amiable calm Soul. My discussions with you on the phone, 20th of July, over a Cake I needed left my heart rejoicing over you. A way maker I could say, you were. I'll miss you greatly dear.

I couldn't imagine writing this just yet at your demise. I feel terribly bad that you are no more, and gone at your prime. I see death to be wicked, else, it would have taken your tender kids into consideration, if nothing else,before demanding for your return. What more can I say? "What cannot be cured must be endured".

Dear Esther, we take solace in the Lord, and in the fact that, you had your short lived life fulfilled, leaving no regrets. With your resilience attitude, you fulfilled your ambition in life. "You came, saw, and conquered".
Rest on in God's loving hands dear Esther. You shall forever be missed!

Gracious & Gideon
Posted by Ginini Atu on May 3, 2021
It's painful and heartbreaking to even be writing you this untimely Tribute. I looked at you and wished I could be half as peaceful, kind and God-loving as you were. From a distance I could see the positive influence you had on all your friends. Everyone said good things about you. Dear Dr. Esther, I wish you could read all the tributes here and see how much we miss you. Your children miss you. Your husband is devastated.
Keep Resting with the King of Kings.
Posted by Boma Epelle on May 2, 2021
Dear Esther, never would I have imagined I will be doing this at this time. When you invited me for your induction party, I celebrated in my heart like it was mine because I remembered how you kept writing UME while already admitted in School. Eventually you graduated, did your internship, served and still went back and successfully graduated. It was something worth celebrating. It showed something in your character which many people lacked,it was resilience.
You were a great friend that I still recall coming all the way from Abuja to attend your wedding. There are many memories of you. I was so elated that you had your last baby on my birthday. Still feels like a dream,I go through past chats and all. I have truly accepted that this one heartbreak is a lasting one.
Keep resting Sis and may the Lord comfort your family and all of us who your passing hurts.
Posted by Abereniboye Kingdom Wakam... on May 2, 2021
I only got to know about your death through Inem, your brother-in -law. Firstly, I saw your pretty face and then the tributes showered by friends of your family and the remarks are so heart warming. You must be a unique being and am sure the Creator called you home at this moment because you've accomplished your works on earth . Let your heart of gold be in your kids that they may impact the world more than you've done.
Do have a blissful and peaceful rest in the bosom of God Almighty. Amen
Posted by Paul Nwadike on May 2, 2021
It is with rude shock that my family and I received the ugly news of the demise of your sister in-law Dr. Esther Aniefiok Mccarthy.
To die is bad, to die young worse.
I can't fathom how dance abrubtly wilthed at the foot of a maiden at her nuptial dance.
I can't either fathom how the queen of the drums bursted just at the beginning of the dance.
It hurts most thinking about the young family she left behind.
But we are certain God in his infinite mercies will grant Dr. Aniefiok and the entire family the fortitude to bear this loss and the courage to move on.
Accept my deepest condolences Dr. Aniefiok and my very good friend Engr. Inemesit Mccarthy Udoetuk.
Posted by Ama Bassey on May 2, 2021
I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.
May God bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief and the strength to bear the great pain and loss.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Posted by Inem McCarthy on May 2, 2021
Esther was my sister- in-law, her arrival to our family was without a doubt one of the best thing that had happen to our family.

She was such an intelligent, calm and resilient young lady. We all loved her so dearly. She worked with grace, humility and courage. I mourn her untimely demise every day.

This is one of the most painful period in our family. I pray for my younger brother- Aniefiok and the 3 kids. We ask the Lord to provide and comfort them all through this difficult time. Inem & Eka.
Posted by Awajigbana Esukuile on May 1, 2021
Grief is like living two lives. One is where you pretend that everything is alright, and the other is where your heart silently screams in pain.

You never said I'm leaving, you never said goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it but God knows why.
I can no longer see you with my eyes but I'll feel you in my heart forever, my dearest sister.
You'll be forever missed!

May the wind of heaven blow softly and whisper in your ear how we love and miss you and wish that you were here.
Rest in perfect peace Dr Esther McCarthy!!

Mr & Mrs Awajigbana Esukuile
Posted by Blessing Chinedum okere on May 1, 2021
Everytime I pick up my phone to do this, all I see is just your radiating smile. I remember the time I came to Dr maccarthy complaining bitterly about something I felt was wrong with me, I already had tears welled up in my eyes that Sunday noon, you quickly noticed and held my arm and In your words" ble, keep the faith, all this will pass and you won't even remember how you feel now" those words kept me going, you were so humble, so calm and unique. With time I got to understand why Dr maccarthy always had your name on his lip.
I will miss you my Aunty Esther, but I know your family missies you more.
I take solace in what Isaiah 57 has to say.
It's shocking, but all we have to say is thank God.
I love you still Aunty Esther, sleep on Dr Mrs Maccarthy. Till we meet to part no more.

Chinedum okere & family
Posted by Changemakers Africa on April 30, 2021
Oh dear!!!.Oh Great God,you who takes the righteous from evil...Thank you for our dear Sister whom we are certain remains in your bosom.Dear live in our hearts forever.You came,blossomed like a flower and then disappeared.We take solace that as we all await our Master"s return...we will soon see again.Rest well.
Posted by Josephine Chukwu on April 30, 2021
A beautiful soul, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God, leaving loneliness and sadness.
Rip doctor Esther McCarthy
Posted by Nkeiru Osuoha on April 30, 2021
Ever gentle,
Ever humble,
Ever calm,
Soft spoken,kind,smart, supportive, encouraging etc.
Though, we weren't that close but I've loved you from a distance!
Rest in peace dear!
Posted by Donatus Emereonye on April 30, 2021
Dr. Esther McCarthy, the news of your death was a great shock to me. But God knows the best. We will miss you deeply in our hearts because you were a wonderful soul to us.
May the Lord console your family.
Posted by Bawa Priscilla on April 30, 2021
Our greatest tribute is in gratitude for a life well spent. We live to remember that an angel lived with us. Your ever soothing smile and warmth reception was topnotch. Thank you for 2019.

Rest on Ma
We love You and will definitely miss you

The Bawa's
Posted by angela victor on April 30, 2021
Now I understand the saying that God only takes the best'.
I sit around and wonder, watching as the days goes by, listening to hear that it was all a trance.
I look at all the pictures around me and ask, why did you have to die?
It's been a privilege to have you as a Sister with a loving, caring and humble disposition.
Your departure has created a big wound in our hearts and in the heart of people you were dear too.
It's difficult to say goodbye.
I know we should not question what God has planned. Sometimes it's not meant for us to understand.
Sleep well Sister. A crown of Glory await you. We will meet again to part no more.

Posted by Ceed Studios on April 30, 2021
Dr. Esther was a treasure to us all and will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to your family.

- David
Posted by IWUJI TOCHUKWU on April 30, 2021
Tribute to my beloved sister in the lord Dr Mrs Esther McCarthy, your kind is rare, you are a model to your generation you left.
A good and wonderful woman, a woman that always put smiles in other people's face.
A humble person that people emulate, a virtuous woman.
I and my household was shocked when we had your dismissal on this planet earth on Wednesday being 28th of April 2021.
May almighty God give your husband Dr McCarthy, children and relatives the grace to bear this painful lost through his son Jesus Christ.... amen.
     Rest in peace my sister in Christ.
Posted by Ndidi Eboh on April 30, 2021
Am still in shock... Can't stop the tears from flowing... I don't understand... Not you Esther! Not you... Oh father... I do not question you... No, I will not. I have not been in contact with you since we graduated. I saw you as the best, fair, beauty, brainy, kind hearted... I always thought If I could be like you... then my life will be more glorious. I admired your love for God. I have this memory of your smiles; true and sincere.

But God knows best. I can only console myself with this knowledge. That you are reigning in glory with the Lord. You will be remembered for your good acts. Rest on Sister. Adieu Esther.
Posted by IFEOMA EKWEARIRI on April 30, 2021
Hmmm Esther the baby of the class of class 04 Bmls as I fondly called you. You we among the best. You where always respectful, peaceful, loving always smiling. There was never a time you got angry. The news of your death on Tuesday midnight was a shocking blow to me. You where a role model, a good example to this generation. I always showed your pictures to my kids telling them that you where the best in my class back then and now you are a medical Dr. Why now. You where going to be better than okonjo iwuala but God know best. Heaven gain a saint. You can never be replaced. Rest on dear friend, colleague and baby sister. Smart
Posted by ELIZABETH CHIEMELA on April 30, 2021
Esther, I still cannot believe that I am doing this at this moment. I never believed that I will have to write a tribute to my sweet kind hearted ever smiling and encouraging sister. I really do not have words to say . I am still in shock. I promised to come see Dissa once I am on leave. I just started my leave on 26th April and on 27the April you boarded the heavenly flight without saying a word to me.
My love (as I fondly call you) this feels strange but I will encourage myself knowing that you fought a good fight of faith. Esther, you should have remembered Dara's smile . I cannot question God but I will count on His faithfulness.
Keep resting my friend and colleague. Keep resting my sister.
Keep resting smiling one. ESTHER THIS IS DIFFICULT O.
Posted by Shalom Eluma on April 30, 2021
A lot of things to say,but my heart is too heavy for WORDS ..

My Dr sir,God will grant you the fortitude to bear this immeasurable loss

Sleep,my sister sleep...GOODNIGHT!!!
Posted by Williams Chimezie Jennife... on April 30, 2021
Esy,so sad to believe that u are gone,still in shock to pen down this . I guess God is taking back his Angels from earth one after the other because
are too pretty ,humble,reserved and purposed driven to be left on this sinful earth. Ur death has reaffirmed me that we are truly nothing but pencil in the hands of the creator.
We might not have seen for a long time after school but i always admire and followed u up privately.
U were just my Daughter's secret Role model which i was planning to link her up to you one day,Guess i will never do that again.
So Sad to say Good bye.
Ur short life on earth has touch many.
Successful people are not known by age but by the impact they made.
You are a hero and a rare gem.A mother ,A wife, a physician and Everything to people that came in contact wth u.
MED lab Unical 04 set will forever missed u,I and my daughter will miss u dearly.
Rest on dear,we must surely meet on the Resurrection morning.
Adieu....This life is a mystery cum puzzle.

Posted by Lizzy George on April 29, 2021
To think that you’re gone and I will never get to see your warm smile and hear your calm voice again is something I still can’t believe. You were indeed a woman of virtue, you didn’t speak much but your impact was greatly felt.
A day never passed by without Dr McCarthy saying something sweet and nice about you and I pray the good lord will comfort him and grant him the fortitude to bear this loss. Dara, Dikan and Disa might have lost their earthly mother, but I trust that the good lord will raise mothers all around them to guide them in all their ways and make provisions for them in a way that no man will expect and understand. I didn’t know how much I held you dear to my heart even though we didn’t talk much until now, I will greatly miss you ma. I pray that as your presence radiated peace everywhere you went to, you’ll Rest In Peace in the bosom of the Lord
Posted by FERO OMINI on April 29, 2021
I hurt terribly because you CAME to my mind All through last week and I kept saying I'll call...I guess I won't be making that call anymore. You were the purest of souls, your devotion to the things of Lord is worth emulating. You touched more lives than you will ever imagine or know, I can't still believe you exited this sinful plane ours. Rest well in His bosom, my Sister.
Posted by joseph isen on April 29, 2021
Esyl as you were fondly called, we didn't know you could slip off so easily into eternity. Someone puts it bluntly:"if death was a Nigerian, we'd have offered him a bribe". How true! The beauty of life is being purpose-driven and you were. 33 was the same age Jesus ascended back to heaven after his work on earth. God knows you've lived it out. Until we meet again dear. We love you
Posted by Aniekan Usanga on April 29, 2021
I am pained, still trying to come to terms that you are no more. Your smiles, devotion and good nature will be greatly missed. We are console with the fact that on that glorious morning we shall see again. Rest on dear friend.
Posted by Grace Bawa on April 29, 2021
All that keeps coming to my heart is what you're all about, that God is faithful. You've shifted my perception about life and I do hope to see you when we shall all be with the Lord. I don't want to be pessimistic about this, because we hope that God knows the best. My prayer is that God consoles your lovely family, friends and loved ones. Rest on my lovely lady
Posted by Esther Zubairu on April 29, 2021
My Koko like we are fond of calling each other. We connected immediately in Family house (nccf), you were a friend just like a sister, you loved me even more than I deserved. Haaaa I waited for your call on my birthday/ looked forward to seeing a bday message from you but instead you left us to be with the Lord on that decided that our bond will be forever till eternity. I will forever miss you my Koko. I wish tears can bring you back. I wish someone can tell me what happened to were the kindest person I ever met. I love you dearest Koko
Posted by JOSHUA BASSEY on April 29, 2021
This is a really big loss. I truly have no words. Please do accept my condolences. I pray that the God of comfort will comfort this family in this trying time.
Posted by Williams Koffie on April 29, 2021
Words fail me in my quest to leave a tribute, I guess this is an instance where words aren't needed.
You will be greatly missed by us all. Till we meet again, smile on...
Posted by Abigail Daniel on April 29, 2021
Can l ever forget your soft spoken nature? Can l ever forget the smiles on your face at all times? Can l forget your encouraging words? All l am asking is : can l....can l.....? The last words you spoke to the church: We should thank God for His faithfulness because He is our Ebeneza. We should thank God for the littlest things. Word can not equate the pain, grief and sorrow in my heart and that of every member of my family. We shall meet again at last with Jesus. 
Posted by Peculiar Chima on April 29, 2021
We had so much plans together.
So much plans on how I would rock motherhood like you.

How you would always tell me....Peculiar don't worry....when that time comes....I'll walk through it with you.

Can I have those smiles again??....Just once

Your kind words??

Your last charge on the 18th April and your death has directed hearts back to God....

A good woman transcends to eternity

Heaven gained an Angel

Rest in Peace Mama....Dr. Mrs Esther McCarthy
Posted by Bassey Umoetok on April 29, 2021
A shining star
Luminous in intensity,
Ever loving, ever giving
Living for others,
Living forever in our hearts.

Esther, sister, physician,
Adorable wife, doting mother,
Always calm, respectful
Your life so impactful
Your presence calming.

Death has not won this battle,
Christ is our Victory,
You are in a better place
We judge God faithful
You prayed and prophesied
Exhorted our congregation
Now your inspiring words
Our anchor in this stormy weather.

Forever missed, forever remembered
Your husband, children, family
The church, friends, relations
Love and honour your memory

Someday we will see you again
In God’s own heaven, touch you again
You touched our lives in a million ways
God bless you Dr Esther McCarthy.
Posted by Samuel Ndem on April 29, 2021
Rest in Peace Madam
Posted by Prince Ikechukwu on April 29, 2021
I have tried a couple of time but still can't find the right words to say goodbye. The thought of accepting that you are gone sends goosebumps down my being. I could literally still hear your calm voice during your charge on Sunday the 18th of April, 2021. employing us to judge God faithful in all things, could it be that you were warming us about this moment?

So many questions demanding answers.
R.I.P Ma
Rest in the bosom of our LORD

Posted by Precious Jesuspresh on April 29, 2021
It is indeed a sad moment but beautiful to know that You lived a fulfilled and impactful life, If time could be turned back we would take it back and do everything right to see You don't leave this soon because even knowing You from afar You were a Model and Your personality was so worthy of emulation. You will always be missed. My condolences to Dr.McCarthy and family...The Joy of the Lord will continually be your strength.
Posted by Theresa Samuel on April 29, 2021
When you were in school, I always said to you ‘I patiently await your coming.’ You came back and I indeed enjoyed your fragrance (of peace and joy). You are one of those who have made my leadership a smooth ride. You were a good mother and a wonderful sister.

I remember the days we had to walk past some bad spots as we journeyed to work each day....your smiles, your humility, your soothing words, auntie Ego don’t worry, everything will be fine.

Auntie Ego misses you my beautiful sister Esther. My heart bleeds. I feel like a mother hen who quacks helplessly as the hawk snatches its chick.

I would have loved to have you here but your maker has called you home and who I’m I to annul His judgment? And like you charged us, I JUDGE HIM FAITHFUL.

May God give your husband Dr.McCarthy and your other family members the fortitude to bear this great loss.

A quote by Jaggi Vasudey says “Even if a flower is no more, still, the fragrance can be.” Your legacies, your goodwill, your footprints will always be with us. Goodbye beautiful sister Esther, till we meet to part no more.

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Posted by Ginini Atu on June 19, 2021
I wish I could say happy birthday to you and many more years, but its is well. It's your first birthday in heaven. Keep resting with Jesus
Posted by Uwe Edeke on May 26, 2021
You lived a good life. From the first day I met you to the day I heard your sudden departure, I had no reason to doubt your integrity. You stood for the truth, at all times. You became an epitome of emulation. The Vacuum you have left in the heart of your children is large. You will forever be missed.
Esther, rest in the Lord.
Posted by Godwin Ikape on May 11, 2021
It saddens my heart to write this tribute. The shock of your passing was numbing and I could only hope it was untrue. Words alone cannot describe the impact you had on my life personally. You were a great friend who inspired me. Your example of devotion and dedication to serving God was unmatched. Your consistency and quest for excellence distinguished you. Your kind disposition and selflessness endeared you to everyone. You were an angel. May the Lord grant your family the strength to bear this loss. May you rest in the bosom of our Lord my dear sister.
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Tribute by Dr. Aniefiok McCarthy UDOETUK Husband

My Pearl, tears drop down my eyes as write my last message to you.
My precious Pearl, volumes of books cannot contain the depth my heart wants to express of our friendship, our love, our aspirations, our goals, our dreams, our marriage, our companionship. You were indeed an angel sent by God to my life. My ever smiling and peaceful wife.
Though we were married for just 7 years but the experiences we share are more than several decades. You always told me, let the love we share bless the world. I always told you that my responsibility was to make you happy and love you till the last breath.
You were the most wonderful person I ever encountered in my life. You were very peaceful, loving and easy going. You were the most decent Christian I've ever related with. Your heart was always to please God. You were very patient, always believing in God's perfect timing. You were very intelligent and smart. You were very realistic yet hopeful.
Ooo you were so sacrificial, always making people's needs your own. You would not see a naked or poorly dressed child and look away. You would not keep food in the store when you have knowledge of a hungry neighbor or church member. You believed in reaching the world through the individuals we see everyday.
As my wife, you were my soulmate, my best friend, my companion, my counselor, my lover, my prayer partner, my intercessor. You never mounted any form of negative pressure on me. You were a constant source of motivation and encouragement. I always loved impressing you to get your usual praises and compliments. Though we are both doctors, you were very loyal and respectful, always sliding your plans under mine even when I tried to bring them out.
For 7 years of marriage you honoured me with every fiber of your being until your last breath.
You gave me the best 7 years of my life. We had beautiful plans as regards career, finances, housing, charity, service to God and life generally. We had plans of how we would raise the kids. Little did I know God will take back His angel from me so soon.
You taught me to always appreciate people and praise their little efforts. You taught me love, patience and tolerance. You taught me focus and determination. You always believed in me and my dreams. Though, you are gone, I will forever cherish every single moment of joy, dancing, eating, drinking, working-out, making love, singing, praying and playing we shared.
Your legacies will live on.
Till we meet again.
Darah loves you.
Dikan loves you.
Disah loves you.

I love you Pearl.
Dr. Aniefiok McCarthy UDOETUK Husband


Late Dr. (Mrs.) Esther Aniefiok McCarthy was born on the 18th of June, 1987 into the family of recognized Educationists, Chief (Dr). Gladstone F. Ukoima and his wife, Deaconess Grace Gladstone Ukoima of Blessed memory. Esther's parents taught her the values of sacrifice and love for family through leading by example.
Late Dr. (Mrs.) Esther Aniefiok McCarthy was raised in the Assemblies of God Church according to the teachings of the Holy Bible, in particular as to holiness unto God and the sanctity of family and marriage. She was nurtured to internalize basic Christian virtues of humility, charity, diligence, patience, kindness and temperance. She exemplified these virtues in both her family life and professional career. She was strong and firmly grounded in her Christian journey and she would say ever so often that whatever GOD had endowed her with must be shared.
As a result of these influences, Esther, through her own passion for good, justice and fair play, and a concern for the poor and disadvantaged, evolved into a masterpiece of GOD, cherished and loved by her family and friends and admired by many wherever she went.
Before her demise, her last sermon to the church was to always judge God faithfully.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION Late Dr. (Mrs.) Esther Aniefiok McCarthy grew up as a peaceful and hardworking lady. She started her educational journey at Saint Thomas Nursery and Primary School, Port Harcourt and in 1998 where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC). After which she proceeded to Blessed Comprehensive Secondary School, Port Harcourt.
She went through the prescribed academic program successfully graduating top of her class and was adjudged the best during her set and consequently obtained her West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) in 2003.
She later continued into University of Calabar to study Medical Laboratory Sciences and was awarded Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (BMLS) in 2010. In 2011, she worked as a Medical Laboratory Science intern at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital before proceeding to Anambra State, where she serve Nigeria under the NYSC scheme.
Late Dr. (Mrs.) Esther Aniefiok McCarthy was still not satisfied with her academic achievements as her desires was always to be a medical doctor, hence her direct entry into medicine and surgery at the university of Calabar, where she graduated with distinction in 2019. She later proceeded to do Medical Housemanship at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital formerly Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital which she completed in December, 2020.
She was a devout Christian and lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation. A lover of God, family, very flawless with a paragon of virtue, loving, intelligent, diligent, obedient and humble, a selfless and cheerful giver. She was indeed a virtuous woman with all shades of talent and skills. Very caring and faithful to family and friends.
Late Dr. (Mrs.) Esther Aniefiok McCarthy slept in the Lord on Tuesday the 27th day of April, 2021.
She is survived by:
Husband: Dr. Aniefiok McCarthy Udoetuk
Children; Darah Aniefiok McCarthy (Daughter) Dikan Aniefiok McCarthy (Son) Disah Aniefiok McCarthy (Daughter)
Mr. Ene Gladstone Ukoima, and Mr Awajiro Gladstone Ukoima

Dr. Mrs Helen Waribo Anthony, Mrs Mijan A. Ebegha, Mrs Patience Elenwo, Miss Edith Gladstone Ukoima
Mother-in-law: Deaconess Mrs Patience McCarthy Udoetuk
Engr. Inemesit McCarthy Udoetuk (Msc), Engr. Usoro McCarthy Udoetuk ( Msc), Mr. Mfon McCarthy Udoetuk (ESQ), and Engr. Justus Ngerebara
Dr. Mrs Unyime McCarthy Ngerebara, Mrs Ekaette Ebong Udoetuk (MPH), and Mrs Abigail McCarthy
*Including numerous Aunties and Uncles
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Forever in my heart

Shared by Chinagozim Nnadi on May 5, 2021
Memories of the fun times we went to church together as young single ladies, gisting as we walk down, how we grew into married women and reconnected on social media. I can't forget those your beautiful and reassuring smiles. I'm yet to come to terms with the fact that you're no more. Rest on in God's bosom dear friend (for I know that's where you are), till we meet to part no more.
Shared by Okam Emmanuel on April 29, 2021
And just to think about the exhortation you preached that day about God's faithfulness and how he will be our Ebenezer. Ma because of that exhortation I began to thank God for the littlest of things like the bed I lay on, the food I always eat etc. My eyes became open to the faithfulness of God.
Ma you will be forever missed.
Shared by Ambrose Paul on April 30, 2021
Last two years, I was preparing to marry, having moved out of my office apartment, I got a bedroom apartment with nothing inside. When you heard about my marriage plans, you promised to visit with your husband, although I was excited about the news of your visit, I didn't think you'll come over. 
The day you promised to come with your husband, I had my fiancee come over and I felt honored when you both drove down to my compound (you both were the only senior friends that visited me), during those days. 
Your words were super encouraging and  I still hear them echoe, when you were telling my fiancee that we'll look back to celebrate God's faithfulness because of God's blessings. You even said I was starting big, when I had not even a chair nor bed in the house.
And you both left, sending gifts. Your words amidst smiles were always soothing. I'll often times sit with my wife around you and your husband and kids, so I could enjoy your ambiance. You never greeted nor respond to anyone's greetings without accompanying it with a genuine smile. You've never missed my call without returning it, neither have you received my message without responding nor have you for once said you don't have time to answer my many questions. You were all shades of beauty. 

My wife and I love and miss you dearly. 
Till we meet in the resurrection morning.
Yes! Till we meet again, Dr. Mrs. Esther McCarthy