ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, MAA KWARLEY EUNICE MARIE WRIGHT QUARTEY, 64 years old, born on March 8, 1957, and passed away on March 31, 2021. We will remember her forever.

WIDOWER MR. ABRAHAM WINSTON QUARTEY

 I thank God for my wife Eunice, may her soul rest in perfect peace, and my family in London, Germany and Ghana have been blessed by my marriage to Eunice. I will always remember August 1993. I was visiting my Brothers Eddie, his Wife Alice Quartey, and Rev Abraham Akrong and wife Emelia in Chicago. Eunice attended the same wedding I attended in Chicago and that is where we met.
  I asked Eunice for a dance at Sonny & Elizabeth  Mills' Wedding Reception and we exchanged phone numbers. Eunice visited me on my Birthday 20th October 1993.  I proposed before she returned to USA. We were married 28th December 1993. We thank God for each other and our lovely family xx. Our meeting in Chicago in August 1993 was love at first Heart. Because our apparent cultural and academic diversity helped us to look for the best not  only in each other but also in others.
 Eunice brought a social and a joy-of-life dimension to my life and also to London family's life. She was a good friend, an excellent listener and a great teacher of how to bring people together, and l will always regard her as my angel. Rest in Peace my darling. Abraham Nii Owula Kobna Winston Quartey.
MONITORY GIFTS
As custom demands, we are obligated to take care of those who are immediately affected when one dies. On this note, your donations and gifts to Abraham Quartey are welcome only via these payment methods bellow thank you. 
1) BANK TRANSFER MR. ABRAHAM QUARTEY LLOYDS BANK
ACCOUNT NUMBER 66664368 SORT CODE  771301
2) CHEAQUES AND GIFT CARDS TO  ABRAHAM QUARTEY
3  HAYDON ROAD THOMAS COUT, DAGENHAM  RM8 2PA

I thank the Quartey, the Wright, my extended family and friends for all your condolences support and comfort. 

Abraham






Posted by Joshua Armah on April 28, 2021
Uncle Abraham is a brother to my mother Caroline Naa Odoley Akrong which makes me his nephew. It was in the summer of 1997 when I migrated to the United kingdom and lived under the same roof with Uncle Abraham and his dearly beloved wife Maa Kwarley Eunice in Dagenham, Essex who will become the trial blazer, the path finder and the pace setter in my life.

From the very beginning, auntie Eunice took me as her own. The bond was soo deep and she continuedly demonstrated necessary love. I followed them to many Amway meetings where I learnt a lot about networking and entrepreneurial ideas. I was young and had my fair share of juvenile truancy and its consequences that followed but auntie Eunice being the driving force in my family was never judgmental and never abandoned me but always loving and caring.

I wondered where she got her attributes from as I had never experience such love affection and tolerance from anyone other than my biological mother Caroline Akrong. After running away from home for nearly 1 year, she was a passenger of my uncle as they drove along the Clapham high road in south London and she spotted me coming out from a Sunday afternoon church service. She identified me instantly and asked uncle to pull over because she had seen Charles. I was taken by surprise because earlier, I had absconded in search for an alternative path which taught me a lot of lessons. That moment was actually a turning point in my life. She never lost sight of me and has played a vital roll in my life and that of my family.

Because of her compelling nature, she became the grandmother to all my children: Naa Ayeley, Nii Oblie and Naa Ayokor. Auntie Eunice was a mother to my wife Lady Beatrice Manesse Armah. She was in the heart of my family. She will speak with my wife for hours upon hours upon hours nonstop. They both developed great sense of trust and loyalty as they shared issues that bothered them but auntie Eunice always come out on top with the best way forward. During birthdates, school meetings, anniversaries and to mention but just a few, she will be there.
She comes around with so much energy, grace and tender looking eyes. She gives the best advice ever and she will go a long way to search and find the best solution to every challenge that she is made aware of. She was the light in our tunnel and that light keeps shinning.

All my children developed intimacy with her. She will always check on her grandchildren and ensure they are always happy. She loved them and always cared for them. One day, our electrical gadgets in the house went off due to electrical appliance fault. We were surprised and in awe when within days she had placed order of new sets of electrical appliances all paid for. What a gran, and what a wonderful woman to the world of those who got to know her? You are and will always be the granny of my children and an auntie we can never replace.

My message to my uncle Abraham is to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. The first book I read in London was authored by Susan Jeffers ''FEEL THE FEAR BUT DO IT ANYWAY''. It has helped me go through many struggles of my personal life. Today, as I drop my tributes to auntie, I pray that you feel the fear of the greatest loss of your life and be strengthened by the words of the gift you gave me.

MAA KWALEY EUNICE MARIE WRIGHT QUARTEY

THANK YOU, THANK YOU AND THANK YOU. SLEEP WELL IN THE COMFORT OF THE ARMS OF OUR LORD TILL WE ALL MEET AGAIN IN HEAVEN.

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Posted by Joshua Armah on April 28, 2021
Uncle Abraham is a brother to my mother Caroline Naa Odoley Akrong which makes me his nephew. It was in the summer of 1997 when I migrated to the United kingdom and lived under the same roof with Uncle Abraham and his dearly beloved wife Maa Kwarley Eunice in Dagenham, Essex who will become the trial blazer, the path finder and the pace setter in my life.

From the very beginning, auntie Eunice took me as her own. The bond was soo deep and she continuedly demonstrated necessary love. I followed them to many Amway meetings where I learnt a lot about networking and entrepreneurial ideas. I was young and had my fair share of juvenile truancy and its consequences that followed but auntie Eunice being the driving force in my family was never judgmental and never abandoned me but always loving and caring.

I wondered where she got her attributes from as I had never experience such love affection and tolerance from anyone other than my biological mother Caroline Akrong. After running away from home for nearly 1 year, she was a passenger of my uncle as they drove along the Clapham high road in south London and she spotted me coming out from a Sunday afternoon church service. She identified me instantly and asked uncle to pull over because she had seen Charles. I was taken by surprise because earlier, I had absconded in search for an alternative path which taught me a lot of lessons. That moment was actually a turning point in my life. She never lost sight of me and has played a vital roll in my life and that of my family.

Because of her compelling nature, she became the grandmother to all my children: Naa Ayeley, Nii Oblie and Naa Ayokor. Auntie Eunice was a mother to my wife Lady Beatrice Manesse Armah. She was in the heart of my family. She will speak with my wife for hours upon hours upon hours nonstop. They both developed great sense of trust and loyalty as they shared issues that bothered them but auntie Eunice always come out on top with the best way forward. During birthdates, school meetings, anniversaries and to mention but just a few, she will be there.
She comes around with so much energy, grace and tender looking eyes. She gives the best advice ever and she will go a long way to search and find the best solution to every challenge that she is made aware of. She was the light in our tunnel and that light keeps shinning.

All my children developed intimacy with her. She will always check on her grandchildren and ensure they are always happy. She loved them and always cared for them. One day, our electrical gadgets in the house went off due to electrical appliance fault. We were surprised and in awe when within days she had placed order of new sets of electrical appliances all paid for. What a gran, and what a wonderful woman to the world of those who got to know her? You are and will always be the granny of my children and an auntie we can never replace.

My message to my uncle Abraham is to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. The first book I read in London was authored by Susan Jeffers ''FEEL THE FEAR BUT DO IT ANYWAY''. It has helped me go through many struggles of my personal life. Today, as I drop my tributes to auntie, I pray that you feel the fear of the greatest loss of your life and be strengthened by the words of the gift you gave me.

MAA KWALEY EUNICE MARIE WRIGHT QUARTEY

THANK YOU, THANK YOU AND THANK YOU. SLEEP WELL IN THE COMFORT OF THE ARMS OF OUR LORD TILL WE ALL MEET AGAIN IN HEAVEN.
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THE EULOGY OF HER FUNERAL

Mrs Eunice Marie Quartey, popularly known as Auntie Eunice, Grandma Eunice or,
by her adopted Ghanaian name, Maa Kwaley, was born as Eunice Marie Wright on
8 th March 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA to Jessie James and Eunice Mae Wright.
Eunice Marie, who was one of five siblings, spent her formative years in Atlanta
attending Forrest Elementary School, Daivd T. Howard High School and West Fulton
High School.
After graduating from High School, Eunice attended The University of Iowa from
1975-1978 where she was initiated as a member of Epsilon Theta Chapter of the
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority which was incorporated in November 1976. 
In 1978 she transferred to Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas. Eunice was a
Magna Cum Laude graduate of Jarvis Christian College in 1981 receiving a Bachelor
of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Accounting.  After
graduating, she worked at the College in the Hawkins-Jarvis Health Clinic as a
Financial Technician and Bookkeeper and then worked in the Office of Recruitment
and Admissions for several years. 
She lived in Ardmore, Oklahoma from 1983-1985 where she worked with a local
Accounting Firm. She also lived in Chicago, Illinois where she worked for a local
Accounting Firm. From December 1989 to July 1993 she worked for Alpha Kappa
Alpha Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois as their Director of Membership.
In August 1993, Eunice attended the wedding of Sonny and Elizabeth Mills in
Chicago. During the wedding reception she was asked to dance by Abraham
Winston Churchill Quartey, a gentleman from London who was visiting his two
brothers and their respective wives in Chicago.
It was love at first sight! Eunice and Abraham exchanged telephone numbers, met
up, talked and eventually made plans for Eunice to visit Abraham in London in
October. On 20 th October 1993, his birthday, Abraham proposed to Eunice before
she returned to the US. She said yes, and they were married, just after Christmas,
on 28 th December 1993.
On their meeting and subsequent marriage, Uncle Abraham recounts is as follows,
and I quote, “Our meeting in Chicago in August 1993 was love at first Heart.
Because our apparent cultural and academic diversity helped us to look for the best
not only in each other but also in others. 
Eunice brought a social and a joy-of-life dimension to my life and also to our London
family's life. She was a good friend, an excellent listener and a great teacher of how
to bring people together, and l will always regard her as my angel. Till we meet again
in heaven, rest in perfect peace my darling.”

During her time in London, Eunice worked for the London Borough of Redbridge -
initially in Children’s Services from 1995 and transferred across to adult social care
from 2003 as a Client Liaison Officer up until 2015 when Eunice took voluntary
redundancy. After this she was employed by NELFT and the London Borough of
Barking & Dagenham for Administration support to the Learning Disabilities
psychology team where she remained in post but absent due to sickness up until she
sadly passed away.

Eunice was in regular communication with colleagues past and new and it was lovely
hearing the team’s news as their lives progressed-birthdays, weddings, births, and
sadly sometimes the loss of colleagues which we could acknowledge because of
Eunice’s care and consideration for others. During her time in Redbridge, Eunice
played a pivotal role as part of the admin team developing a new innovative
integrated service with community NHS services and Social Services.
Eunice is remembered by her family (in the UK, US, Germany and Ghana) for her
unique warmth, soft voiced American accent, beautiful and infectious smile, sunny
personality, positive outlook on life and for her big heart.
She loved life and absolutely adored celebrating her family - anniversaries,
birthdays, christenings and naming ceremonies, graduations, Christmas celebrations
and other landmark achievements – Eunice was always sure to make the celebrant
feel special.
Her grandchildren were always guaranteed to receive a birthday gift with a monetary
value commensurate with their age. It was not uncommon to hear one of the
grandchildren exclaim, “I’m rich!”, after receiving a birthday card and money in the
post from Grandma Eunice and Grandpa Abraham.
Eunice worked hard to ensure that the London family met periodically and felt
supported. The annual Christmas gathering which she and Uncle Abraham
instituted to bring harmony to the family is going strong – not even COVID could
prevent a gathering via Zoom during the 2020 festive period.
She absolutely loved music whether it was a hymn, gospel music, Christian music or
secular music. During the past year, on the occasions she joined our Church service
on Zoom – she would always remark on the music.
In the last Zoom interaction my family and I had with her, we sang the hymn, ‘It is
well’ and Uncle Abraham, who was present at her bedside, told us that the singing
had revived her spirits somewhat.
Eunice’s passing has left a hole in the lives of her family and friends. She is survived
by her darling husband, Abraham Winston Churchill Quartey; her dear mother,
Eunice Mae Wright; her siblings - Jesse Adolphus Wright (and his wife Robbin),
Sylvester Frank Wright and John Floyd Wright; her nephews and nieces - Ashlee
Marie Wright, Jesse Adolphus Wright Jr, Christopher Jerome Wright and his wife,
Aarione; her grandnephews and grandnieces - Riley Marie Wright, Ryan Wright and

Christian Wright; her London family – Mr Ebenezer Quaye, Mrs Selina Quaye and
their children, Benedicta, Manuela, Ebenezer Jr and Priscilla; Reverend Jacob Afedi,
Mrs Lucille Afedi and their children, Elias and Lizzy; Reverend Charles Armah, Lady
(Mrs) Beatrice Armah and their children Alcina, Denziel and Elisha; Bishop
Emmanuel Afedi, Mrs Leticia Afedi and their children Elkanah, Ellie and Elisaveta.
Eunice was a woman of faith and the one abiding comfort that we as her family and
her friends have is that she fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the
faith. We are assured that she is now in the bosom of the Lord and for that, we are
grateful. Rest in peace dear, sweet Eunice.

THE LIFE THAT WILL LIVE ON FOREVER

BIOGRAPHY OF MAA KWALEY EUNICE MARIE WRIGHT QUARTEY



EARLY CHILDHOOD

Maa Kwaley Eunice Marie Wright Quartey was born to Mr.Jessie and Mrs Eunice May Wright in Atlanta Georgia USA 8TH March 1957.

Brothers-

Jesse Adolphus Wright

Sylvester Frank Wright

John Floyd Wright

Niece - Ash'Lee Marie Wright

Grand Niece - Riley Marie Wright

Nephews-

Jesse Adolphus Wright Jr

Christopher Jerome Wright

wife- Aarione

Grand Nephew -

Christian Wright

Grand Niece - Ryan Wright

 

EDUCATION AND WORK IN AMERICA

Eunice attended Forrest Elementary School, she then proceeded to David T High School and then to West Fulton High School.

 

 The University of Iowa 1975-1978 there she was initiated as a member of Epsilon Theta Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated November 1976 

 

In 1978 she transferred to Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas. Eunice was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Jarvis Christian College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Accounting.  After graduating, she worked at the College in the Hawkins-Jarvis Health Clinic as a Financial Technician/Bookkeeper and then worked in the Office of Recruitment and Admissions for several years. 

 

She lived in Ardmore, Oklahoma from 1983-1985 where she worked with a local Accounting Firm.

She lived in Chicago, Illinois where she worked for a local Accounting Firm. From December 1989 to July 1993 she worked for Alpha Kappa Alpha Headquarter as the director of Membership.

 

COMING TO LONDON

 

 It was in August 1993 when Maa Kwaley Eunice Marie Quartey met a young intellectual man at a wedding in Chicago by name Abraham. Their meeting was love at first sight as Abraham Quartey asked Eunice for a dance at the reception and exchanged numbers thereafter. It was a romantic dance that brought them closer.



In October 1993, Maa Kwaley Eunice paid Abraham a visit that would establish their relationship legally, spiritually and culturally. Abraham took the opportunity to propose to Eunice before leaving to the states and got married December 28th 1993.



WORK IN LONDON

Eunice worked for the London Borough of

Redbridge-initially in Children’s Services from 1995

and transferred across to adult social care from 2003

as a Client Liaison Officer up until 2015 when Eunice

took voluntary redundancy when the service was

being transformed. After this she was employed by

NELFT and the London Borough of Barking &

Dagenham for Administration support to the

Learning Disabilities psychology team where she

remained in post but absent due to sickness up until

she sadly passed away. Eunice was in regular

communication with colleagues past and new and it

was lovely hearing the team’s news as their lives

progressed-birthdays, weddings, births, and sadly

sometimes the loss of colleagues which we could

acknowledge because of Eunice’s care and

consideration for others.

During her time in Redbridge Eunice played a pivotal

role as part of the admin team developing a new

innovative integrated service with community NHS

services and Social Services.



In Memory of Eunice Quartey



She welcomed all new staff with her warm, soft American accent and was the

voice of Intermediate Care on the phone and the glue that held the team

together. She liaised with both health, social care and the voluntary sector

helping signpost professionals to make referrals and to service users and their

families to appropriate community resources.



The service provided short term physical rehabilitation and support for adults

to regain their independence after illness or injury. Eunice helped the team

capture the impact and outcomes achieved. Eunice had an infectious smile,

such positivity, she was thoughtful and had a sunny personality. She will

always be remembered for radiating enthusiasm and a zest for life.



I briefly visited Eunice at St. Francis hospice on the Monday and some of the

former team members came together on the Friday before Eunice’s passing to

share memories together- I’m pleased we had the opportunity to share what

she meant us on a personal level and how much she was loved and valued.



We will all miss Eunice’s regular contacts and messages at important times in

our lives.



Thank you Eunice for being such a great colleague and friend, Heaven has

definitely gained an Angel with a big heart.



Susan Moore & Former Redbridge Intermediate Care Team





NEPHEWS AND NIECES



ADOPTED CHILDREN

Benjamin and Selina Quaye, Jacob and Lucille Afedi, Emmanuel and Letitia Afedi, Charles and Beatrice Armah among many other adopted sons and daughters.



ADOPTED GRAND CHILDREN

Benedita, Emmanuella,Ebenezer, Elias, Elizabeth, Elkanah, Elisheva, Elisaveta, Alcina, Denziel Elisha



Eunice has many nephews and nieces in London, United States of America and Ghana. She has many friends and many people know her for her commitment to celebrating events such as anniversaries and birthdays. Eunice is a beacon of hope and a light in the darkness for many.



Maa Kwaley Eunice Marie Wright Quartey we will forever miss you. Rest in peace and in the bosom of our Lord.

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Shared by Joshua Armah on May 6, 2021
CELLEBRATING MY WIFE EUNICE MARIE

Good evening dear family and friends of Maa Kwaley Eunice Marie Quartey. I am grateful for all your calls, texts and the empathy you have demonstrated to me  and the family over the last painful days my wife departed to be with the Lord, but I am gratified that she is at peace with the father. 

Due to the time differential in the various continents such as Africa,  America and Europe where my wife is known, I wish that this platform will better inform everyone at the same time accurately, and effectively. 

There are various parties to communicate with including, Eunice's family in America, my family (both sides), our friends and her highly regarded school fellowship (Sorority) from the United States of America and her work colleagues in London among others. 
1. To inform 
2. Collect tributes
3. Collect all your memories in one place 
4. We need as many pictures and short videos as possible 
5. To Bring all parties together in one house for collaborative and constrictive decisions before, during and after the funeral.  
Abraham Quartey