ForeverMissed
Please join us in writing tributes in memory of our beloved mother, sister and  wife, Mrs Esther Powell. 
Proceedings:

Service of songs:
Thursday 25th February 2021
5pm
Funeral service:
Friday 26th February 2021
10:AM

at 
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Headquarters Chapel
Sauka,
Abuja.
Interment:
at
Gudu Cemetery Quarters.
Apo,
Abuja
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 25, 2021
I had the privilege of meeting you once in Lagos, August 2020.
You were such an amazingly calm person.
The memories of the way you talked gently lingers in my memory.
Rest on Mrs. Esther Powell till we meet at the Bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Bola Amosu.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 24, 2021
We celebrate the live you lived and the good legacy you left behind. You will never be forgotten, your memory lives on in the hearts of your family and friends.
Rest In Peace in the bosom of our lord and saviour Jesus Christ.

Shola Temowo
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 24, 2021
I have been trying to process the painful news of Esther's early exit to no avail. May the Lord comfort all her loved ones. May the wonderful memories surpass the pains of her demise. May the Lord grant us the fortitude to bear the pain and strength to carry on. Sleep well sis, rest easy.

Folashade Yoloye
Posted by Uko Ekpenyong on February 24, 2021
My Aunty Esther. I can’t believe you left the world so soon. You were always someone that encouraged me to be better and always praised my achievements. I’m so sad I don’t have the chance to do the same. May your beautiful soul rest in peace. I know you are in heaven right now watching over our family.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 24, 2021
Good bye my Beautiful Aunty, I wish life was to be bought, we would have done that for you to stay wt us. I will forever miss you. Rest In Peace. I love you.
From Etoro
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 24, 2021
 
                                                                       
                                                                    

CONDOLENCE MESSAGE PRESENTED BY AKWA-CROSS COMMUNITY IN NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS

To: Mr. Powell Ishaya and Family

The news of the demise of late DCC Esther Powell came to us as a big shock, in view of the fact that she was hale and hearty around us until Thursday proceeding that faithful Monday morning of 8th February, 2021; that the cold hands of death snatched her away from us.

It will be an understatement to state here that we will miss her greatly considering our level of cordiality with her. Late DCC Esther Powell was indeed a rallying point for all of us; his brothers and sisters in Abuja and beyond.

She will forever be remembered for her irresistible smiles, encouragement, soft spoken advice and readiness to help – lifestyle she led.

Though her death is too sudden and very painful; we want the family to be consoled by the fact that; even with the vacuum her death has created, her legacies still remains!

We pray that the good LORD will grant the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
May her gentle soul rest in peace. Amen.


Signed


Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 24, 2021
 
                                                                       
                                                                    

CONDOLENCE MESSAGE PRESENTED BY AKWA-CROSS COMMUNITY IN NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS

To: Mr. Powel Ishaya and Family

The news of the demise of late DCC Esther Powel came to us as a big shock, in view of the fact that she was hale and hearty around us until Thursday proceeding that faithful Monday morning of 7th February, 2021; that the cold hands of death snatched her away from us.

It will be an understatement to state here that we will miss her greatly considering our level of cordiality with her. Late DCC Esther Powel was indeed a rallying point for all of us; his brothers and sisters in Abuja and beyond.

She will forever be remembered for her irresistible smiles, encouragement, soft spoken advice and readiness to help – lifestyle she led.

Though her death is too sudden and very painful; we want the family to be consoled by the fact that; even with the vacuum her death has created, her legacies still remains!

We pray that the good Lord will grant the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

May her gentle soul rest in peace. Amen.


Signed


Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 24, 2021
My dearest sister-in-law...Esther...There is never a day that goes by that I don’t think of you. Dying so suddenly left a hole in our hearts. It’s breaks me that I never got to say that final good-bye and tell you how much I loved you and appreciated all the things you were to me. Nwaeka, we shared so much that I couldn’t believe you were that sick without alerting me, WHY...?. You loved your nephew so dearly , they will miss your warm and lovely advices.... Nwaeka... me...ooo...why...?. You were a sister and a friend and l am deeply saddened but God knowns best. You are exceptional and I believe you are in heaven. Till we meet again. I love you forever!!! Sleep on!!!! Your sister/ friend .... Mrs Mary Samuel Ekpenyong
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 24, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY LITTLE SISTER

By: Engr. Sam Ekpenyong.



Wind of death might have taken you away from us but your sprit still lives on in our hearts.

You struggled with the pains of life but where you are now, there’s no more struggle.
You deserve a nice long rest
You fought for life and did your best
You showed courage in sickness
And today your voice speaks even in your stillness

As I look back in retrospect
I find myself wondering……
Who can be our Almanac: Because you know everyone’s birthday!
Our Reminder: Past and present Events concerning the family!
Our Alarm: Waking us up with sweet morning greetings!
Our Daily Devotional Reader: Reminding us all God’s activities!
who will tell us what is going on in our daily activities?
You left without notice! Why?

You’re gone but you left ripples here
Your husband and your children we’re all here
In our memories and thought you live on
And we know in our hearts you’re never gone

For those we love don’t go away
They go into our hearts to stay
They walk beside us everyday
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still missed, still loved and very dearly
In our hearts you rest, and in heaven you rest

O’ Dead; you put heavy blow on us: the twain that tie the whole family together had been cut loosed. Things had fallen apart and the center cannot hold. You were an epitome of love, unity, and our jewelry. Forever will be remember!!!

It’s too hard for me to say good bye to my baby Sister!



Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 24, 2021
TRIBUTE FROM THE SENIOR BROTHER, EVANGELIST ALBERT INYANG:

MY Beloved Sister and Daughter,
It is difficult to believe that you are no more in this planet earth.
I Can't remember the last time I mourned for any dead at this level; not just because you did not die at old age, but mainly because you touched my life and our Family very serious. As the last daughter of our mother, you were the Babygirl of the family that kept us happy at all times; you always talked with smiles and always attracted
everybody's attention, to extent that we do not easily know when you are unhappy.
You have made the family proud with your excellent Performances; educationally, where you left the schools including University in flying Colours and when you excel professionally with NSCDC to the rank of Deputy Commandant.
Much more than these, is the fact that you have been my Prayer Partner whenever we connected on phone or we met at home.
Perhaps, you were not to live on planet earth any longer, but to attend to your heavenly assignments. Therefore, we cannot query God who is your maker; but your departure from this sinful world at this time is of mixed feelings as we miss your absence so abruptly and yet we know that you have gone to rest at the bossom of God, your Maker.
Goodnight, my Daughter, we shall meet on the resurrection day when the dead shall join from the graves.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
Aunty Aunty the memory of you keep flashing through....  Hmmmm
Your simple Nature made u outstanding
I will forever miss you Ma..
FAREWELL......

Helen Efa
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
It hard to put into words how I feel about your demise, I will miss you so much Aunt but I have the hope of seeing u again In Heaven where we meet to part no more....
SLEEP ON, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU


Divyne Bobby-Inyang
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
Dear Esther,
You were the August visitor l met through your darling Sister Gloria in August for the first time.
When l met you, you were soft spoken, full of smiles, calm and very friendly.
I thank God that our parts crossed each other even though it was very brief. You left unexpectedly but nobody can question the Almighty God. I know you are resting in perfect peace and heaven has gained an Angel.
l pray God comforts your sister and the entire family as you have left a vacuum which only God can fill.

Adieu till we meet again.
Nike Bassey-Eyo

Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
Hmmmm....... Whose tribute am I writing?
My beloved Sis, am still in shock, I still can't believe that you are no more.
A million question I have to ask but who can question God. He alone knows the end right from the beginning. To us your time on earth was short but to Him who owns the time, you lived a complete life.
I thank the Almighty God for the life you lived on earth and I pray He gives you eternal rest in His bosom.
Adieu Sis, I will miss you greatly.
Good Night.
Your Sister Vickie Ifon.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
Hmmmm....... My beloved Sis, am still in shock, I still can't believe that you are no more. A million question I have to ask but who can question God. He knows the end right from the beginning. To us your time on earth was short but to Him who owns the time, you lived a complete life.
I thank the Almighty God for your life and I pray He gives you eternal rest in His bosom.
Adieu Sis, I will miss you greatly
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
Time is so short for them that wait and long for them that mourn, your demise was so shocking, but real.
You will be missed, but you'd be forever in our hearts,where you will never be forgotten.
It's good night for they that slept in the Lord,where they live ever green in Beulah land,not growing old.
May you continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord till the resurrection morning.
Good night ,riding on angels wing.
ST Iyamu fsi .CC
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
Lady P your transition to glory came as a rude shock and I am still yet to understand. I don't know what to write but your story is that of inspiration as you touched many lives. Good people they say don't last but they are remembered by what they have done. You lived a good life, fought the good fight of faith and you have taken your rest. Sleep on beloved because to live in the hearts of those who love you is not to die. Rest in perfect peace!
Adieu my husband/ sister...
Arc. Ekanem Ikponmwosa. (DCC)
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
The Powell of power indeed death has taken you away from us but you will be forever remain in our hearts.I recall our last conversation when I address you as awaiting Commandant indeed you die as Commandant and you will decorated by celestial creature which will more befitting of your status good night the great Amazon
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
My sweet Esther Powell.
This is your 'before before' as you fondly called me, while I would respond with your 'now now'.
The news of your departure was a very rude one, still shocking till date.
What can I say? our ( earth's) loss, heavens gain.
YOU WERE A GOOD WOMAN.
Rest on, soft spoken and peace loving woman.
Rest on, my dear colleague.
Rest on, DCC Esther Powell.
Rest on, sis, till resurrection morning.
You will be greatly missed.
DCC Okpo Claire.

Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
My sweet oga I was shocked when I was called on the 8th of February we spoke on the 4th you said I have forgotten you and I said how can I forget my sweet oga and I promised you that I will soon be in town little did I know that you wanted to hear my voice for the very last time I still find it hard to believe that you are gone like you will always say my friend b4b4 I believe and I know you are resting in the bossom of your Lord only God knows why he called you home so early rest on my dear friend farewell rest on DCC ESTHER POWELL by CSC OBADAN-OGBOLE BRIDGET
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
TRIBUTE
My neighbour and my family friend. I don't know how to say goodbye to you. You were one of the best neighbours I ever had.
Rest on my friend...... CC DD ELISHA
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
My B4B4, I am short of words!!!!!!
You have been an amazing person to me since the day I met you. You were never tired of calling and paying visits to me not minding my short comings. What else can I say, you were a friend indeed and will forever miss you- ADIEU Madam Powell -
DCC, Sugh Beatrice M
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
TRIBUTE
Powell, As I fondly call you, you left without bidding us bye, rest in the bossom of the Lord, till we meet to part no more..
CC BILLE.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY LOVELY BOSS, SISTER & FRIEND.

So many thoughts becloud my imagination.
So many questions I cannot give answers to.
If anyone had told me that I will be writing a tribute to you at a time like this, I would have rebuffed such assumption with utmost disdain.

Oga Powell, it's hard to accept the reality that you are no longer with us.
It's even harder when I think of our last discussion just few days to your sudden departure.
You spoke to me very eloquently, lively, very joyously & excitedly.
Little did I know that, that was going to be our last discussion here on earth.

Beloved, you were a woman with a golden heart.
An epitome of love, peace & unity.
God fearing.
Compassionate.
Symbol of kindness, fairplay & justice.
An example of decency, integrity & honesty.
Soft in speech.
You were kind to everyone not minding rank difference.
You drew people to you with your warmth humour & smile.
Beautiful in & out.

My sweet Boss, I still cannot come to terms that you are no more.
May the Omniscience God, whom everything is bare grant your peaceful soul eternal rest, Amen.

Adieu my Beloved.

Treasured in my heart you will stay Ezigbom till we meet to part no more.

Emeribe Victory C.
(Asst. Commandant)
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
Dear sister, I mourn over you as one who’s lost a treasure. You lived a life of impact and kindness.
But as Jesus said when we mourn we should not mourn like those that has no hope. Our hope is that you have gone to a better place. Rest peacefully in the bosom of Abraham our father.
Alphonsus Inyang
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
My Son!!! As you fondly me still resonate day in and out when I realize that those sweet voice ain’t gonna hear no more. You were a rare gem to be forgotten soon. Rest on mother!!
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
My Oga and my husband as I fondly call you, I received the news of your demise with a rude shock, who are we to question God but my consolation is that your gentle soul is resting peacefully with Your Maker. Rest on my soft spoken Boss till resurrection morning.

You'll be greatly missed
Adieu DCC Esther Powell

Ogechi C Nwosu-Orue Csc
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
Life is a brief candle, if let alone on itself,it burns out quicker than anticipated. When troubled hard by adverse wind, it goes out more speedly. Man has no say nor strength over it's span.
For the sudden demise of a Colleague and a Sister in the Lord our friendly and peaceful DCC Esther Powell, soft spoken and virtuous, my heart is heavy, my mouth tied, am overwhelmed by shock. Had God been by me,I would have questioned . But who are my. He knows the best and determines the time and season for us to depart. My dear adeu, rest in peace until we meet to part no more. May your loved ones find solace in God to carry on where you have left off. Vincent O. Uduneje, DCC. CDA Sauka, Abuja.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
DC Powel was one of my staff officers when I headed the Directorate of Critical National infrastructure at the Nhq of NSCDC. She impressed me with her qualities of loyalty, gallantry, results driven orientation and attention to detail. She combined all these with a very pleasant disposition and an unprecedented team spirit. She never reported sick at any time. She always bubbled with the zest of life full of optimism and pleasant air around her her.
The nation will miss her services greatly because she had so much more to offer. I condolence with her immediate family, colleagues and acquaintances. She has gone to glory and passed the baton so prematurely. We pray God to give all of us the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

ACG(Barr) Agim U Godwin Retd.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
A soft spoken woman,a woman that loves peace and peaceful atmosphere, the news of your demise on Monday 8th February was a shock to many of us at the Directorate,may the good Lord give your family and colleagues the fortitude the bear this great loss,Rest in Peace DCC Powell....

Isdore
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
She was cheerful and caring , a yellow rose
Always there for her family, a hydrangea
Please Lord if flowers grow in heaven,
Pick a bunch of those and place them in her loving arms,
Please tell her she is loved.
Death will not change that.
She has slipped away into heaven, but her presence will always be felt,
Her memories will forever remain, untouched and unchanged.
How lucky one is to have known someone that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 23, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED LITTLE SISTER ESTHER BY GLORIA NZEGWU

Writing a tribute on your honour is very difficult for me.
 
8th of February 2021 was the worst day of my life.

It feels like years but it has only been weeks.
And yet that is still too long.
I still talk about my sister as if she was still here with me, laughing during the good times and crying during the bad ones.
 
I lost a couple of loved ones in the past but it never hit me this bad.
 
I miss being able to call you any time and spend hours talking about everything under the sun.
 
We grew up and grew apart, as most siblings do.
Esther graduated, served and settled in Abuja.
I returned from Europe to join my mum and the rest of my brothers in Lagos, then got married and settled in Lagos.

We had our own set of friends and our own set of goals for our lives,
I in Lagos and you in Abuja but that still didn’t change the fact that we were sisters and very close to each family thanks to social media.
 
My sister would do anything for me.
 
I always wish you were still here with me.
 
We prayed fervently for you to wake up on that fateful day,
But I can understand why God would want such a beautiful angel on his side from now until eternity.
 
Just know that I love and miss you,
And this is the tribute to you, my baby sister.
I sit here and ponder how very much I’d like to talk with you today.
There are so many things that we didn’t get to say.
My sister, I know how much you cared for me, and how much I cared for you.

Each time I think of you, I have the feeling of knowing that you miss me too.
An angel came and took you by the hand, and said your place was ready in heaven, far above…..and
you had to leave behind all those you dearly love.

You had so much to live for, you had so much to do…you were deeply concerned about your boys’ education.
It still seems impossible that God was taking you even though we begged Him for days to bring you back.
For you to have refused to come back, I’m certain you are happy over there.
I’m glad you are God’s General though your life on earth is past, in Heaven it starts anew.
You’ll live for all eternity, just as God has promised you.

Though you’ve walked through Heaven’s gate, we’re never far apart, for every time I think of you,
you’re right here, deep within my heart.
Little did I know that morning, God was to call you home.
 
In life I loved you dearly, in death I do the same.
 
It broke my heart to lose you, you did not go alone.
For part of me went with you the day God called you home.
 
You left us beautiful memories, your love is still me guide.
Though I cannot see you, you are always at our side.
 
Nothing seems the same since you left, our early morning exchange of prayers, our late night telephone conversations.
I keep wondering how this could be, you had so much to live for.
 
My heart keeps dropping, and I feel of a sharp pain at a thought of realizing that you are no more with us.
 
I was truly blessed to have a sister like you, you allowed me to get away with a lot of things being the quiet one or maybe because I'm your big sister.
 
I will miss our talks, and your comforting voice.
My darling baby Sister and best friend, I wish you sweet sleep.
I am a believer and I know that those sleeping in the Lord will rise.
The Bible says that God will open their eyes.
No suffering, sickness, yes not even pain.
Those who did good, eternal life they’ll gain.
So… sleep on my sweet sister Esther! Sleep tight!
We will see again on that glorious morning.
 
For now with you the sky is night, but after night will come daybreak.
Therefore I will wait hoping to see you awake.
 
An incredible sister, to me and my brothers, a wife to my dear friend Ishaya, a mother to my darling nephews, Daniel, David and Collins.
Thank you for the way you brought up the boys in the way of the Lord, you taught them love,
value and unity.
We will forever value you and never forget your influence in our lives .
This is the legacy we have from you.
 
A good sister is hard to find, and in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a sister, wife or mother, but for all of us you gave your best.
So it is real that this extraordinary human is no longer with us in the flesh.

Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep.

When we consider how much we love we cannot express it more than God who lavishes His love upon us.
I know that I cannot bring you back for He has lovingly taken you away from us but by faith, we believe He knows better than we do.

Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.
With the help of his angels they flew you to your heavenly place
God’s garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
 
It broke our hearts to lose you but I’m glad that God called you home.
Never thought I’d lose you so soon, but here I am, standing alone without you by my side.
We’re sisters for life.
 
But now you’re gone, I don’t know what to do. With four brothers ahead of me, I didn't enjoy being the only girl and as a little girl, I kept begging my mum to give me a sister, my joy was complete when you were born, now you are gone.
Without you, I’m feeling weak, I can’t sleep at night.
 
I’m trying to hold on, everybody is saying be strong for Esther’s boys.
I’m trying to be strong, but when will the strength come?
 
It just doesn’t feel right, I’m waiting here with tears running down my face for your return.

Death does not make sense.
I have stopped trying to understand it.
We live.
One day we die.
That's all.
It doesn't make sense to me.
 
You’ve loved me unconditionally and stood through thick and thin.
You’ve shared my joys and sorrows, my laughter and my tears.
You’ve been my inspiration, as we grew up through the years.
When we were little girls we laughed and played together.
Then growing up you stood by me, through good and stormy weather, always my sister, forever my angel.
 
You will always be my angel eternal, my sister, you loved me from the heart.
You never argued with me, yes, we disagreed just once when you made your choice of a husband.
You were very happy to confide in me that you have fallen in love with a man from Nasarawa State and I screamed! Nasara whatttt?
For me, it sounded like out of this world, like I was going to lose you but you stamped your feet and married the love of your heart.
Since then, we have never been drawn apart.
 
You were a friend who helped me through difficult times, because with you, we can discuss everything and anything.
Your comforting words were worth much more than dimes.
 
You always helped me with a smile and never frowned.
With you, I cannot have a grudge.
You respect everyone, never been rude to Mama, our brothers or me.
 
Having a sister like you was not just a trend,
It is knowing I could always turn to you, my best friend.
 
One morning I found you in eternal sleep;
I tried to wake you as I began to weep but all my pleas you could not hear.
 
I find it so very hard to believe that you have gone and I must grieve.
I call out your name -- you answer not, everything seems so strange and surreal.
I ask every day is it a dream or real?
 
Where is the generous soul for which I was glad to have as a sister and friend?
Where is the forgiving and understanding heart?
Where are the bonds that were there from the start?
I miss all the little ways you showed you cared.
You sent me a very beautiful fabric for Christmas through your son Daniel on his way back to Uni on the 8th of January, which was your last gift, I will always keep it with me.
 
There were so many good moments we shared;
You were my trusted confidante and best friend.
 
I look at your smiling face in all my photos, memories flood my mind as I touch the mementos.
For the happy times you and I have had, which now bring tears and makes me sad.
Life was not as long as we'd like to think.
 
Esther loved every ounce of me and me of her. Yet, each moment of every day since, it’s like being in a dark place unknown to me.
Please God, comfort my heart and that of my brothers.
 
The hurt, the pain that I live every day is unimaginable.
 
I have accepted she is gone.
But the constant ache in my heart won't go away.
 
I miss her and talk to her every day and I get a pang of pain when I see two sisters sharing a moment.
I had an amazing sister and I know I will see her again but until then our relationship will live on.
 
I still reach for the phone to call her and it does get overwhelming. Nothing gives me comfort.
I miss having a sister who was also my best friend.
She was so special and I'm lost without her.
 
She loved me unconditionally.
I have no one to call and check on me every now and then.
Our memories make me even sadder because I know there won't be anymore and she left with so much more to do.
I have not gone one day without crying and I only miss her more now I have arrived in Abuja.
I just want her back and I know she's with me in spirit but it's just not good enough.
When does it get better?
Esther was an incredible wife, mother, aunt, sister and a friend.
She was without question a sweet and loving person.
My one and only baby sister, a beautiful lady who equalled as my best friend.
 
She was a motivator.
With her, I never went wrong in any aspect of my life.
She was an angel, a heroine of faith.
We shuffled around a whole lot as young children and had formed a bond that is indescribable.
 
You put me high upon a pedestal and I felt your love till the very end.
You were always proud of me, I remember paying you a surprise visit when you were in the University of Nsukka, and you were very excited to show me off to everyone.
 
Thank you for all those times you showed you cared.
Thank you for your loyalty, love and generosity.
 
Esther came to Lagos last year August to honour me on my birthday, unknown to me that would be the last time I would see my sister.
She left three lovely boys, so painful, so sad.
I’m hurting so much for my darling sister.
It’s unbearable pain and I’m feeling so miserable.
 
I am still having trouble believing that she’s gone.
My little sister passes away so suddenly, what a rude shock.
My heart is breaking into a million pieces.
I can’t put into words how I am feeling.
 
My Christian beliefs teaches me to accept loss as part of the circle of life, but this particular one makes my heart drop within.
Can my life ever be the same again without my little sister Esther by my side?
This is the most difficult thing I have to endure.
 
My beautiful, amazing, kind, caring, strong, brave, and hard-working sister devoted to God, family and friends.
She had the most beautiful smile that would light up a room.
 
The hardest part is the fact that she was the central force of our family and now we have to learn to do certain things without her.

Who will remind us of everybody’s birthday and wedding anniversary within the family?
She would even send a second reminder as she knows the rest of us are not good at it.

She was the most humble person you could ever hope to meet; and life will just never be the same without her in my life.

Thank you my dear sister for the special things only you could do.
 
I just can't believe that she's gone and that I won't see her again or hear her voice.
When does the pain ease?
Will a second pass without her in my mind?
Do tears ever stop?
I'm totally broken hearted, I wish the yearning in my heart will cease.
 
My sister who wasn't sick died alone within the ten minutes that her husband left her sight to fetch her food.
No family member was there to send her off.
She must have been very frightened and certainly all alone.

 Friends and prayer partners offer gentle words and prayers to console me with Psalm 34:18
(The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit)

As a Christian, I know she is safe in our Heavenly Father’s arms, fully restored, redeemed and made whole.
According to
1 Corinthians 15:52
“in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

Nwaeka, as I fondly called her, was an epitome of beauty, good manners and great values .

we sorely miss you and know you are resting at our Saviour’s feet.

Good night my beloved sister for we will surely meet again on that glorious morning.

Adieu, Ma Soeur.




 
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 22, 2021
We are deeply pained and words are of no help in expressing the sorrow we all feel at this moment. It was an honour to have such a Great SISTER. You will be truly missed and will always be remembered. Sincere condolences.
May The Almighty God Grant Her An Eternal Peace.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 22, 2021
Esther, we learnt of your untimely demiss which truly saddens us all. Gone from our sight but never from our hearts,someone like you so special can never be forgotten. May you continue to rest in God's bosom. From Goddy and family.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 22, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED AUNTY.

Aunty, I never imagined that I will have to write a tribute in respect of your demise at an early stage of your existence on earth. The pain of your sudden departure cannot be explained.
My ever jovial Aunty, you were caring, hardworking, humble and a blessing to all. You played different roles in my life especially when I got married....a mother and an elder sister. How can I forget the moments we shared together the times I visited........there was no dull moment. 
Your text messages and prayers on the first day of month were always timely. Often you called to know how we were fairing, you made me understood that distance was no barrier when it has to do with reaching out to loved ones.
Thanks for your words of advice and encouragement. My family and I will sure miss you. Continue to rest in bosom of God.
      Esiere Aunty.
Joannah, Prince Joseph, Noble and Faith Idiong.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 21, 2021
Nwaeka,as i used to fondly call u,words cannot bring to mind what you meant to me and my family.

Your entire life was all about loving me, encouraging me and standing by me at all times.what concerns me and any member of the family form your utmost concern even at a height of your inconveniences you will strive to do something.we ll forever miss you.

Your untimely departure has created so huge a vacuum. Gathering on my mind are myriad of indelible sweet memories of you, most striking is your meritorious duty of being my reminder of family members' birthdays n following up to ensuring I ve sent some words across.You were an apostle of a United family,always preaching peace,love and togetherness and standing for the essence of a peaceful family. You lived entirely for love largely evidenced by your various peaceful positions on all family issues. I would not forget that you did not find any good reason before u ask me to join you in Abuja and you gave me all the cares, supports and encouragement I needed uptil ur last moment with me.Much remembered is your soft voice, soft smiles and your kind words of advice that tend to calm nerves even on tensive situations.

And now,like a lightning,you are gone, gone too soon n gone forever leaving so much pains in my heart and memories that would linger but a lifetime. My only consolation is in the fact that in your sojourn on earth you indeed lived a beautiful life, you gave it all to God and I believe you are in the beautiful home of Jesus resting in the bossom of the Father, Our God Almighty who has found you worthy to be with Him.
Adieu, Dearest Sister,
My family and I ll greatly miss you.

Bobby.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 21, 2021
The Queen! A title you always endeared to, you will always be one in our hearts. Words can't explain how deeply hurt and pained we feel at your departure, but we are rest assured you are resting in the Lord's bosom. Our confidant, we'll greatly miss you...Your words of advice, chastisement and unconditional care were always handy; you always an epitome of GOD's special grace and rubbed off on us greatly!
Though you are gone from our sights, you will forever live in our hearts.
Adieu Queen..adieu!!!

Adams, Anita & Alexis Inyangson
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 21, 2021
Nnwa ikwo, you where born a peaceful baby and grew up a peaceful girl and became a peaceful wife, a virtuous woman. We where proud of you. Little did we know you will leave us so soon. If dead could be challenged, the entire family could have challenged it and rescue you, but here we are looking at our love one going without a word. Well, with the short time of your life on earth, you have touch live, you have left a food print.
     Your departure has greater irreplaceable vaccume in the family. 
     We can not bring you back, but we will come to you. Good night, rest on.
We will see you again in glory.
By Mr/Mrs Brown.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 18, 2021
A GLORIOUS TRIBUTE TO ESTHER MY SISTER INLAW

TO START WITH, IF ALL INLAWS WERE TO BE AS THE DEPARTED, THE WHOLE WORLD WOULD BE VERY PEACEFUL.
FOR THE 36YEARS OF MY MARRIAGE, I HAVE NEVER RECEIVED INSULT OR BAD REPORT FROM THIS HEROINE.

WHERE DO I BEGIN, ESTHER WAS AN EMBODIMENT OF CHRIST IN THE FAMILY.
A ROLE MODEL FOR CHRISTIANS, LEADING OTHERS TO CHRIST.
SHE WAS AN AMBASSADOR FOR GOD, SO IMMERSED IN HELPING OTHER,
A COUNSELOR, ALWAYS REFERRING TO THE WORD OF GOD WHEN THE NEED ARISES.

I STILL CAN HEAR HER DEEP BUT SWEET VOICE,ASSURING ME THAT ALL IS WELL OR IT IS WELL, SIS.

I AM STILL SEEING IN MY MIND'S EYE THE MEMORABLE SMILES. SHE WAS RARE, DEFINE, IMPACTFUL & TRUE TO HER FAITH IN GOD.
SHE WAS A REAL WOMAN BLESSED BY GOD IN ALL SPHERES OF LIFE. SHE CHOSE TO BOW TO THE SOVEREIGN GOD ALONE. 
SAYING I WILL MISS YOU IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT, BUT GOD WILL COMFORT US ALL AND FILL THIS UNIMAGINABLE VOID. THIS INDEED IS A PAINFUL EXIT AT THIS TIME.
ADIEU,WE SHALL MEET AT THE BEAUTIFUL SHORE.

MARY ALBERT & THE CHILDREN
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 18, 2021
Oh my Sweet Aunty! How can I ever be relieved from the pain your sudden departure has caused me? How can my grief be ended. Oh death! what have you done to me, how can you be so cruel? You've taken a rare gem from us. Who will be calling me Viki Viki and call my son, my Prince? What about early morning prayers and New month messages, you were always the first person to sent us new month message.

The void you left in my life am still imagining how it will be filled. You always give a listening hear to my complaints, you are never quick to judge anybody, you understand everyone in the family, your calm voice alone bring peace to a wounded heart, sometimes I wondered how a human could have been that good now I realised you were an Angel living on earth. I never knew 26/12/2020 will be the last time we'll see and 24/01/2021 will be the last time we'll talk.

You were a giving Aunty, a loving Aunty, a caring Aunty, a peaceful Aunty, a forgiving Aunty, a prayerful Aunty and above all a God-fearing Aunty. You accepted the rejected, you loved the unloved. You were an Aunty with a heart of gold, beautiful in and out. Your impact in my life will be cherished forever.

It breaks my heart to lose you so soon, mysweet Aunty but am glad you left me with a peaceful memories. Your love will always be my guide.

Go be with the Lord for He has chosen you to be with Him and we should feel nothing but proud that you are with Him. Although He has taken you from us so soon and our pain will last a lifetime but your memory will never escape us. Your face will always be hidden deep in our hearts and each Prescious moment we spent together will never ever depart.
Go be with the Lord, my perfect Aunty, sing and dance with the Angels till we meet again. Rest in Peace my beautiful Aunty. You will be greatly missed forever.

Victoria Bobby-Inyang
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 18, 2021
A Woman of virtue, a woman with heart of forgiveness, A woman of God has gone forever. We will miss you greatly. Continue to Rest in the Bossom of the Lord till we meet again.
By Pastor Oni Oluwashina Oriire
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 17, 2021
I found it difficult to even bid you farewell because I still can't believe that you are no more. Your words of encouragement and prayers at the beginning of every months of every year brings peace and joy to my soul. I will miss you greatly. Rest in the bossom of the Lord my great in-law.
 __Solomon iseoluwa-dodo and family.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 17, 2021
Dear Aunty Esty,
It's so sad that we have to bid farewell so soon, I wish I could understand why you had to leave quietly and unexpectedly. Seeing you in your NYSC outfit brings back beautiful memories how we love to go shopping and on outtings holding hands like sisters, most people even thought I was your daughter you had probably in secondary school. the truth is that even though your departure hits me so hard I feel blessed to be part of your life and blessed memories. You impacted my life academically, socially and spiritually, today I am good at what am doing cos as a teenager, you saw the potentials and passion in me despite my faults and failure you never gave up in encouraging me , thank you aunty and most of all I give all glory to God Almighty for the salvation of your soul. I morn you today not as an unbeliever but as a saint, a daughter of Zion, this makes the situation hopeful and makes sense to me. Farewell aunty, sleep well, your memories live on with me. ✋
_ victoria iseoluwa-dodo.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 17, 2021
Your departure has left me in a state of confusion. I wonder who will send me those words of encouragement and prayers. Not forgetting your sisterly love for me and my family. You will ever be in our hearts ❤️. Rest in bossom of the Lord.

Friday Akpan & Family
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 17, 2021
Ha, my dear Esther Powell, Lady P, as I usually call you, why would death snatch you away from us unawares?
Why would you leave without us having a premonition about your demise?
Who will send me morning prayer texts before I wake up?
Who will ask me if I have eaten or not?
Who will ask me if I have gotten home after close of work?
You were not only beautiful outside but same inside.
Your stay was not long but it was impactful, that your generation after you will live to remember and bless you for.
You were a peace maker and builder, who mended all broken marriages and relationships you heard of or came across.
You were indeed a friend that is more than a Sister.
If I say I am going to miss you it will be an understatement.

I, your family as well as the friends you left behind are going to miss you, greatly.

My angel, keep resting in the bosom of your maker till resurrection morning.

DC Lilian Adebanjo & Family.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 17, 2021
Rest on ma we will throughlly miss you. May the almighty God grant you rest.
Beautypearl
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 16, 2021
My Sister Rest in Peace, we will missed you very dearly. You were important to my family and I during my Mom's passing. You went above and beyond.
You were an incredible woman, mother, wife, sister and a Community leader to everyone. 
Your soft spoken voice and gentleness will never get out of my ears.
Rest In Peace - Adieu!.
Edet Umoafia and Family.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 16, 2021
I was perplexed and in disbelieve when I heard of your passing. Confused, and calling around to confirm the sad news.
You’re going to be missed by so many. Your husband, your boys, family , friends and colleagues will miss you dearly. Rest on Esther.
Pat
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 16, 2021
No words can express my grief of losing you from my life. Memories of your face, warm smile, large heart and good deeds bring tears to my eyes every minute of the day. I love you mum... I am completely heartbroken.
I cried endlessly when I heard you were gone but I promise, I won’t let the tears mar the smile that you’ve given me. I know you are watching me from above. There’s nothing I value more than your love. No matter where I am or what I’m going, your memories will always keep me smiling.


David Powell
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 16, 2021
So sad for you to leave this world with no warning. It still feels like a bad dream, but God knows. May God grant you eternal rest my dear sister. It shall be well with all those you left behind sister.
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Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 25, 2021
I had the privilege of meeting you once in Lagos, August 2020.
You were such an amazingly calm person.
The memories of the way you talked gently lingers in my memory.
Rest on Mrs. Esther Powell till we meet at the Bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Bola Amosu.
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 24, 2021
We celebrate the live you lived and the good legacy you left behind. You will never be forgotten, your memory lives on in the hearts of your family and friends.
Rest In Peace in the bosom of our lord and saviour Jesus Christ.

Shola Temowo
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on February 24, 2021
I have been trying to process the painful news of Esther's early exit to no avail. May the Lord comfort all her loved ones. May the wonderful memories surpass the pains of her demise. May the Lord grant us the fortitude to bear the pain and strength to carry on. Sleep well sis, rest easy.

Folashade Yoloye
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Shared by Gloria Nzegwu on March 1, 2021




Although I cry and stand grief-stricken by your grave,

I promise not to forget the loving memories you gave,

But still I miss you so very much, my sister dear, Esther Powell.

And your caring words I once again long to hear;

My heart's only solace is one day I will see you again.

BIOGRAPHY OF LATE DCC ESTHER POWELL

Shared by Gloria Nzegwu on March 1, 2021
Esther Inyang Ekpenyong was born on 12th June 1972 and died at the age of 48 on Monday 8th of February 2021 in Abuja. 

Early life and education:
Esther Powell was born as Esther Inyang Ekpenyong on the 12th of June 1972 into the family of Late Chief Inyang Ekpenyong and Late Deaconess Ikwo Imo Inyang of Nkwot Ikot Obok Idem in Ikono Local Government in Akwa Ibom State.

She had her Primary education in Presbyterian Primary School Nkwot Nko and her secondary education in Immaculate Conception, Itak in Ikono Local Government.

She moved on to attend Deo Mokulo a higher Institution for Advance Education in Anthony Village in Lagos for her A Levels.

Esther Powell got admission into the prestigious University of Nsukka to study Marketing during her late teens. 

1n 1995, she enrolled for a Master’s degree at the University of Jos.

She moved to Abuja for the National Youths Service Corps with Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals, Abuja.

Christian Life:
She was a devoted Christian and a committed member of Living Faith (Winner Chapel) till her demise.


Work Life:
She worked with peacock creation Nig. Ltd, and Bertola Machine-Tool Ltd, Abuja.
In 2005, she enlisted with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps…

She has served in Akure in Ondo State Command between 2007 to 2009 and transferred to FCT command from 2009 till 2015 and later to the National Headquarters of the Corps till her demise. She has attended many related courses in Internal Security Management both locally and Internationally.

Legacy:
Her mission wherever she found herself, was always to reach out and lend a helping hand to whoever was in need and offer words of comfort and hope. She confidence and hope for better days and always smiling and will forever be remembered especially the way she touched and impacted the hearts and lives of people she came in contact with.


Marital Life:
In 1997 while in Abuja, Esther met and married the love of her life Mr. Ishaya Enoch Powell and the union was blessed with three lovely boys. She had excellent relationship with her siblings and always appreciated.


Transition:
Gone without notice; Mrs. Esther Powell was called to external glory on the early hour of 8th February 2021 and the departure was so unexpected because she was not even sick or showed any sign of serious sickness. May her gentle soul rest in Peace….... Amen. 


Survived By:
Mrs. Esther Powell survived by a Husband; Mr. Enoch Powell, three gorgeous  boys: Daniel, David, and Collin Powell. Three brothers and a Sister, sisters in-laws, brother in-laws, nephews, nieces and a host of other relatives, a diverse community of friends, colleagues and well-wishers survive her.

MAY THE SOUL OF OUR PEACEFUL LOVING, HUMBLE AND GREATN MOTHER REST IN PERFECT PEACE……. AMEN

Dear Powell, as I usually call you, You were more than just a friend

Shared by Gloria Nzegwu on February 18, 2021
Tribute to a beloved sister and a colleague

Dear sister,, your exit is shocking and indescribably. Many have asked how it all happened, I cannot explain, the Lord that giveth takes away. But I  will live to reflect on the memories of your charity to humanity.

You were alady with  a Christlike heart. You loved all, play with all, help all and  and most atimes denied yourself much to  comfort many. I nicknamed you" Mother Theresa'  because of your compassionate heart towards the poor.
You left  me ,you left your IKPE, your friend and official companion  without a word. You didn't confided to me that you are embarking on this eternal   journey but just slipped off quietly on that fateful Monday morning while many were expecting your gallant appearance as usual at the CG parade.
Why now? When you have filed all your professional papers getting set for the commandant's examination..
Dear Deputy Commandant,who will stand  beside me on the parade ground every Monday  morning on Commandant General's parade. Hmmmmmn! Am sad but your strong faith in Jesus Christ and love  for the kingdom gives me hope. 
Sleep on Gallant defender of critical National Assets and infrastructure
You were a God fearing, loving,caring and a trustworthy officer and above all an advocate of peace and justice. Though your mortal frame is swallowed in the  dark and coldness of the grave,I know that the Almighty God that knows your good works on Earth will pliot you to eternal rest. Amen.
DCC  Akanimo Peters
CNAI, NSCDC NHQ