ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Aunty, Ezinne Duru (nee Dike). We will remember her forever.
Posted by Iyke Duru on July 31, 2021
It came as a shock to us when we heard of the news of your death. It is a pity
you have to leave us now. May your soul rest in peace amongst the Heavens. All we can do as those living is to cherish you in our memories. Good bye great mother, wishing you an everlasting rest. 

From Dr Marcel Okere.
Posted by Ted Duru on July 30, 2021
Mama Father was loved by all. Her gentle nature and her kindness touched the hearts of everyone she met. I fondly recall how she took care of me after I lost my mum at the tender age of four. She taught me a lot of things. I remember going to her house to learn how to say the Rosary and after praying the block Rosary, she would cross me back to my father’s compound to ensure I got back home safely.

Mama, you lived an exemplary life. You trained all your children in the way they should grow and I am sure you’re looking down on them from Heaven and smiling with joy and pride.

We will miss you but we remain consoled with the fact that you’re resting in the bosom of the Lord.

Sleep on Ezinne! Till we meet on the resurrection morning.

Greatly missed and fondly remembered by,
Livina Okoro (nee Anumudu).
Posted by Iyke Duru on July 30, 2021
Although I can not hear your voice or see your smile no more. It’s been the hardest thing to lose you and you meant a lot to me.
But you are in my heart mum and that’s where you will always be.
I know that Heaven called you, but I wish you could have stayed longer. The memories I have of you will never fade.
Because a part of me went with you when heaven was calling you.
So just remember one thing, we are not apart. You’re with me in my mind and in my broken heart. You were really important and we hope your life will continue in Heaven.
Adieu Mama, you will always remain in my heart.
Your daughter
Ifeoma Ogaimo
Your 3rd daughter
Posted by King Nwu on July 29, 2021
Mama we love u but God loves u more we thank the almighty God for the llife u lived u are such a good woman full of love I will never forget all your advice and the encouragement u give when chief iyke is taking me to Lagos the first time u encourage it with all your heart I am heart broken that I didn't see u during your last days  but I Know u are resting in peace 
Posted by MR K2O on July 28, 2021
Tribute to my Mother-inlaw

Mama, it is heartbreaking to see you depart from us, you fought so hard to stay with us, but God needs you more.

Thank you for the time you spent with us in London, for all that you have done. You took great care of your grandchildren. With your love still watching over us, it brings many tears to our eyes.

Until our time will end. We will never forget you. You meant too much to us.
Our tears that fall here today will remind us of your life.

May the light of our best memories guide you on your way.

Rest in Peace Mama

Your Son-law

Obinna Okpara
Posted by MR K2O on July 28, 2021
Tribute to Our Grandma

Oh Grandma, you may have passed on, but your memories would always live with us. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything you have done for our mother. Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place without pains.

We will be forever grateful and thankful that you are our grandmother.
You were always the strength of the family. Now we must let you rest calmly.

We say goodbye, as tears roll down our eyes, We know your place in heaven has a good view.

Rest in Peace Grandma,

Sochima, Chinenye and Obinna Junior Okpara
Posted by MR K2O on July 28, 2021
Tribute to Nne Oma mu

Oh Nnem, Nne oma mu. The awful anguish and grief I have is unlike anything I have ever experienced. 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 dearly nnem. I am completely heartbroken that you are gone forever, it is so hard to face reality.  I wish I had the chance to say goodbye – one last hug.  You had to endure a lot for us, you fought so hard to stay alive for us, but death is a thief at night.

Nnem, you were the truest, dearest, more than a mother to us. You were everything to us especially when we lost Papa, you stood alone for so many years after he passed on, and only God knows the inner strength you had to come through with my siblings and I. Not a day goes by that you are not missed. I thought it might get easier as time went by, but it does not. I don’t know how to come to terms with reality, but I know that you for sure are the
best mother a daughter could ask for in so many ways.

Rest in peace mama, I love you and you are such an amazing person to me and my siblings. You gave us all the best you could, yet we took those selfless loves from you for granted and never ever thought a day like this would come.

Mama, you tried so hard I know. You gave a never-ending supply of love to us your children and grandchildren. Nnem, you will always be in my mind, and I will never forget times we spent together.

Goodbye Nne oma mu. My heart bleeds.

May you find peace and rest in God’s arms forever….

Your last daughter

Ogenna Okpara
Posted by Obinna Ezeala on July 27, 2021
A farewell tribute to our special inlaw Ezinne Priscilla Duru.

Ezinne, the news of you demise was shocking but with a heart full of love we give glory to God for your life well spent.

You were a great inspiration in several ways. Your daughter Anulika whom you gave us in marriage has not failed to replicate your good motherly qualities and the love has brought us even closer.
While you lived, your home was home to many of us, your kitchen was a place of succour for most of us your inlaws.
Your support and love in times of need was second to non.
As a family, we share in the grief of your departure. But we are consoled by the ressurrection promise of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ezinne, Ezigbo Ogo ndibe Ezeala,
May your gentle soul rest in peace.

Kelechi Patrick Ezeala
For the Ezealaji family
Posted by Obinna Ezeala on July 27, 2021
Farewell Ogom ooo!

A time to live and a time to die is a divine strategy.
Ogom as I fondly call you, your life on Earth was a very fulfilled one. You were a caring, loving and supportive mother especially to those who encountered you.
Today, even with tears in our eyes, I celebrate the good life you lived on earth, inspiring so many of us to remain steadfast no matter the situation.
I pray the good Lord to give your soul a peacefully repose in His heavenly home.
Rest on Mama. Rest on Ogom ooo.
Till we meet to part no more.

Ezeala Obinna
Posted by Juliet Nnaji on July 25, 2021
Mama you were loved by all and sundry during your time on earth but God loves you more and it pleased him to rest your soul in his Bossom.
May your beautiful soul continue to rest in perfect peace. Do pray for us the pilgrims on earth till we meet to part no more.
Adieu Ezinne.
Posted by Belynda Akuma on July 25, 2021
Grandma words cannot describe what an amazing sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that you are due l was not able to meet you on a one to one. I have heard so much beautiful stories about you .
It saddens my heart to hear about your death but we cannot question God as he knows better than us.
All l can say, mama sleep tight until we meet again mama, May your beautiful soul continue to rest in perfect peace IJN AMEN.
MAMA SLEEP TIGHT GOD BLESS AND I AM CONVINCED YOU ARE IN ARE RESTING IN THE BOSSOM OF OUR GREAT LORD
Posted by Agu Gloria on July 24, 2021
TRIBUTES TO EZINNE PRISCILLIA URENWA DURU
Ezinne you lived a fulfilled life, your Christian life is worthy of emulation, you were prayerful and loved by many. We will miss you greatly.
May God grant your soul eternal rest and console the entire family
Rest on mama,
Adieu Ezinne urenwa
Ga nkeoma mama fada.

Dr and Mrs okey Agu and family.
Posted by Chisom Obiakor on July 23, 2021
Dear Grandma,
It’s really sad to see you leave without saying goodbye. The last time I spoke to you was on your birthday last year and you seemed so strong but little did we know that God was going to call you to His glorious bosom soon. Thank you for bringing my wonderful mother to this world as well as my amazing uncles and Aunties. I pray that your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen
I say Goodbye for now till we meet again in the Lord’s Glory.

Your Granddaughter
Chisom Obiakor
Posted by Chinwendu Obiakor on July 17, 2021
Hey Grandma,

You may have passed away, but your memories will live on in our hearts forever. Thank you for your sacrifices, for your concern and care, for your love, and for everything you have done for me. I'm sure you're in a lot better place wherever you are. I will be eternally grateful to you for becoming my ‘grandmother.
Posted by Anulika Duru on July 17, 2021
A tribute to my Mother-in-law

  Like a dream ogom you passed away...
Can't believe u have passed away and i am writing your tribute. Can't believe i don't have a Mother-in-law anymore. Can someone wake me up and tell methat it's all a dream.
She has always been a mother to me sincr i lost mine.
She put others first.
She was hard-working.
Her treasure was laid up with eternity interview.
She realizes that she reaps what she sows.
She uphold all of us in her prayers.
She is full of lots of sacrificial love.
She was always der to listen and also realizes that true wisdom comes from the Lord.
Rest in peace is hard to say. Your memory will ever remain green in my mind. But all the same God knows the best. Rest in the Lord.

Your son-in-law
Ezeala Kelechi
Posted by Chileta Okechi on July 17, 2021
My loving and adorable Grandma, I adore you so much❤️

You lived an exemplary life. Your guidance and advices have helped shape me to the woman I am becoming. For the several years we visited you, you had always gone out of your way to provide gifts to my siblings and I. No matter how little the gift might be.

You took care of everyone, and always ensured that everyone is happy and satisfied. It is indeed a blessing to have had you around, until this age grandma. I know your scent and your voice is so distinct, I recall your every feature. Grandma, I can literally visual you mentally, and that leaves my heart broken because there is no Grandma to meet when I visit the village.

You lived a good life and died a believer, I have no doubt that you are resting in the Lord's presence.

Rest well Grandma, till we meet again.

Your beautiful granddaughter

Chileta
Posted by Iyke Duru on July 16, 2021
Tribute to my ever loving Mom.      
It has been very difficult for me to do this write up which will seems to be the very last about her. Being your first child, l enjoyed some privileges,this made me to start life very well. 
 It's very difficult for me to still believe that you are no more but having been around you as you pass through all the stages of your old age till you gave up and its a good experience that l have learnt from your life. You contributed much to our up bringing especially after the death of our dear father and because of this , your children compete to providing you with all your needs. We love you so much that seeing is hard and painful. If possible we would have done every thing to see you live more years. The very difficult period after the Nigerian civil war when it was hard to make ends meet, that l decided to sacrifice my self to help my parents so that my younger ones will grow. A decision my Parents were very grateful about and l am very happy as this gesture achieved it's purpose. Working in the Bank was the greatest thing as it gave me the privilege to achieve this gesture.          
   I made it point of duty to spend my weekends with my parents whenever l am working any where across the River Niger which she always look forward to.     
   My mom was very religious as she thought us all about God and how to Pray. Days before her death she requested and was taken to the church (Her last) and the day before her death was admistered by a Priest. I am sure that she must be there with her Husband and Lord looking over us.
I will always have memories of you as you had lots of impart to my life.if it's true that there is life after, l will want you again as my mom,
Rest in peace mom till we meet to part no more.

Iyke
Your 1st child/Son
Posted by Iyke Duru on July 16, 2021
Tribute to my ever loving Mom.      
It has been very difficult for me to do this write up which will seems to be the very last about her. Being your first child, l enjoyed some privileges,this made me to start life very well. 
 It's very difficult for me to still believe that you are no more but having been around you as you pass through all the stages of your old age till you gave up and its a good experience that l have learnt from your life. You contributed much to our up bringing especially after the death of our dear father and because of this , your children compete to providing you with all your needs. We love you so much that seeing is hard and painful.
If possible we would have done every thing to see you live more years. The very difficult period after the Nigerian civil war when it was hard to make ends meet, that l decided to sacrifice my self to help my parents so that my younger ones will grow. A decision my Parents were very grateful about and l am very happy as this gesture achieved it's purpose. Working in the Bank was the greatest thing as it gave me the privilege to achieve this gesture.          
   I made it point of duty to spend my weekends with my parents whenever l am working any where across the River Niger which she always look forward to.     
   My mom was very religious as she thought us all about God and how to Pray. Days before her death she requested and was taken to the church (Her last) and the day before her death was admistered by a Priest. I am sure that she must be there with her Husband and Lord looking over us.
I will always have memories of you as you had lots of impart to my life.if it's true that there is life after, l will want you again as my mom,
Rest in peace mom till we meet to part no more.

Iyke
Your 1st child/Son
Posted by ST. MARY HOSPITAL UMUOWA on July 16, 2021
Rev. Fr. Dr. Sergius Duru
Founder,
St. Mary’s Children & Community Hospital,
Umuowa Orlu.

TRIBUTE TO OUR ‘MUMMY’ – EZINNE PRISCILLIA URENWA DURU

In the words of St. Bernard, death is not only the end of labour, but also the gate to eternal life. It is with deep gratitude and total submission to the will of the Almighty Father, that we received the news of Mama’s translation to eternity on March 22nd, 2021. With heartfelt grief and sadness, we commiserate with you and express our deepest sympathies to the entire DURU family.

Mama, Ezinne, was a mother not only to her family, but to many and all of us in the hospital. From our stay in the old site of the hospital, Mama will always come around and extend love and complements to all the staff. Ezinne was a lover of every child and all children. We recall how, despite her age and health, she was always attending all our hospital ceremonies in happiness and joy. Mummy always had a cheerful disposition, and she will be missed by many.

The death of a beloved one is always very painful indeed no matter the age. You should take solace in the fact that mama lived a fulfilled life. She was very prayerful, kind and always had a optimistic disposition even in the last days of her illness. Mama was a very strong benefactor and supporter of our hospital project.

We pray the good Lord to bless you and your family with the strength to sail through this trying periods, and grant you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

“If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord” Romans 14:8.  Eternal Rest be granted unto her Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.

May her soul rest in peace, Amen.



Dr. Obi Onukogu
Medical Director
For Management and Staff
St Marys Children and Community
Hospital Umuowa Orlu NIGERIA
www.stmaryshospitalumuowa.com
Posted by Iyke Duru on July 14, 2021
A tribute to late Ezinne Priscilla Urenwa Duru(Dike).

The news of your death came as a surprise to us at a time we were not expecting it.
Nne father as you were fondly called , your exit created a vacuum that no one can fill except your Creator who called you home.
May the Almighty God grant you eternal rest in his bossom and console those you left behind till we meet to part no more. Adieu Ezinne
Adieu nne Ora
Adieu nne father
Mrs Chika C Dike
Posted by Joachin Duru on July 14, 2021
It’s very sad to know that mama are no more.Ezinne ,your legacy will for ever leaves in our memories.mama through baptism you unite with God may you also share his realization with him Amen.Rest In Peace ezinne.Amen
Posted by Anulika Duru on July 13, 2021
Mama may you fine peace with your creator. Rest in peace mama till we meet again amen                          Oluchi Ezeala
Posted by Anulika Duru on July 13, 2021
Oh what a world ! If someone should tell me that you will be no more by now l wil telll the person that he/her is lieing but when it came no body knows even me that slept with you that night you couldn't say anything to me,you slept and didn't woke up . l was calling you that morning so that we can pray not knowing that you have gone to meet with the lord.                   So l won't see you again,so you won't dance or sing for me again so is true you are gone! what a world the person you see today you will not see tommorow oh death were is your power, you have taken the only thing that kept me going the only thing that bring us together .the bible says there is time for everything under the earth may be it is your time who are we to question this God   mama l will miss you,we will miss you but God knows the best if l am asked to
choose another mother in my nest world l will still choose you,you will still remain my own mother now and for ever more Amen                            yours. 4th daughter                  Anulika Ezeala
Posted by GLORY CHINWE SHANTEL on July 13, 2021
TRIBUTE TO LATE EZINNE PRISCILLIA URENWA DURU

THE DEMISE OF YOUR LOVING MOTHER LATE EZINNE PRISCILLIA URENWA DURU NEE DIKE WAS RECEIVED WITH GREAT SHOCK.
I CANT FORGET THE LITTLE TIME I SPENT WITH HER AT ABA WHEN SHE CAME TO HER DAUGHTER'S HOUSE IN ABA. SHE WAS SICK THOUGH VERY STRONG AT THAT TIME. BEFORE SHE LEFT TO LAGOS. CHAII MAMA IT IS A PITY YOU WERE CALLED HOME NOW WE NEEDED YOU MOST WE CANNOT QUESTION GOD WHO HAS CALLED YOU HOME TO REST. MAY GOD GRANT HER SOUL ETERNAL REST AMEN.
Posted by Iyke Duru on July 13, 2021
CONDOLENCE MESSAGE.       
 The demise of your loving mother _Late Ezinne Priscilla Urenwa Duru (Nee Dike) was received with shock.Though she had been sick for some time, but started recuperating as at the time I saw her last.
We cannot question God who has chosen to call her back home this time. Our prayer is that our good God grant her soul eternal rest in His bossom. For you and other members of the family,
We pray that the same merciful Lord will grant you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace Amen

. Family of Mr & Mrs Timothy Anumiheoma.
Posted by Iyke Duru on July 13, 2021
Ezinne Priscillia Duru, mummy we will miss you. Shocked to hear the news but God knows best. May her soul rest in perfect peace.

Benneth Duru
Posted by Rowland Diamond on July 12, 2021
Mama the great one, You came, saw and conquered gloriously in shining armor. Even though you lived graciously to the fullest, the news of your death shocked me to my marrows. I cannot forget the many fond memories I had personally with you at your village with your senior son ICHIE Iyke Duruosimire when we often visited and stay with you occasionally on Union Bank Audit assignments sometimes for reoccurring weeks. You were indeed a quintessential mother in all ramifications. What struck me first was your regular fervency for prayers and uncommon love for church activities. You were also I observed a strong disciplinarian but very generous. Even though, most of us then were strangers from other parts of the country you were meeting for the first time, you never discriminated against any one of us. You treated us equally like your children with deep love and affection. You prepared highly delicious meals yourself for all of us everyday and made sure that we were well catered for always. This kindled my great love for you. Mama indeed, you were a great exemplary mother, a shining beacon for other women. I will personally miss your gentle loving and richly kind ways. May God Almighty grant you the eternal repose of your gentle soul. Rest in perfect peace at the feet of Jesus eternally. Adieu great Matriarch. Rowland Diamond Ajeruke.
Posted by Jane Akano on July 11, 2021
Mama,you lived a fulfilled life.Your wonderful contribution to the Christian world will never be forgotten.You are in a better place now.May God Almighty rest your soul ,amen.
Posted by Chidi Dike on July 10, 2021
A SOLEMN ELEGY/TRIBUTE TO SISTER LIKE NO OTHER!

It is tough to write about loved ones, as emotions run riot and leave you dazed. It is tougher to write about someone of the same bloodlines, because you end up whittled down by emotions and sober feelings.

The news of my sister’s death stung me with great sadness, but at the same time afforded me the opportunity for a sober reflection about the transient nature of this life and the need for every person to make positive impacts with this life that the creator has given unto us. The positive impacts of my sister’s life of service will surely be missed, and I am sure that the void created by her passing is already being felt, but our consolation is that her gentle soul will continue to rest in perfect peace in the bosom of God.

My entire biography remains incomplete without your tremendous contributions and impacts. You nurtured me, you positively advised me, you encouraged me, and provided useful suggestions and assistance towards my success as a man. As my big sister, your guided and protected me from getting bullied. Our childhood was easy and good, and I robustly played my roles as a younger brother.

At the precarious stage of my life, you carried me along and invited me to Kano State to live with you in order to learn a meaningful trade. We peacefully lived together with your family while I was diligently learning the trade. Your noble intention of establishing me in Kano State was suddenly truncated by the outbreak of the Nigerian civil war, which led to my going back to the East and started all over again.

You made giant strides in assisting your relatives during the great famine orchestrated by that murderous civil war. You provided a lot for us and made sure that we survived those perilous times. My huge thanks to you for being who you were to me. You were more than a sister to me!

There is no gainsaying the fact that your stay on earth was an encyclopaedia of honesty, humility, trustworthiness, service and excellence. Surely, your footprints shall remain indelible on the sands of time.

We are to find consolation on the fact that death is an inevitability which will meet every living mortal. I encourage myself, my sister’s children and all who are affected by the death of my sister, to bear this colossal loss with fortitude.

Your death signposts loss of vital links!

May the Good Lord continue to rest your gentle soul until we meet on the resurrection morning.

Mr Godwin Dike (Brother)
Posted by jason duru on July 9, 2021
We had a wonderful grandmother,
One who never really grew old;
Her smile was made of sunshine,
And her heart was solid gold;
Her eyes were as bright as shining stars,
And in her cheeks fair roses you see.
We had a wonderful grandmother,
And that’s the way it will always be.
But take heed, because
She’s still keeping an eye on all of us,
So let’s make sure
She will like what she sees.

- your grandson, somto.
Posted by Chima Obiejesie on July 9, 2021
Mama
I must say you are special , you also lived a very fulfilled life . For the past few years we watched you fight so doggedly to be with your children and grandchildren , You are a fighter. God has been gracious to you too.
Your life on earth is an example which people should emulate . Your shoes are too big to be worn by any other.
Your memories will forever be with us .
Rest In Peace Ezinne
Love you MAMA PEE,
           
            Your grandson
             Chima
Posted by Ted Duru on July 9, 2021
TRIBUTE TO LATE EZINNE PRISCILLIA DURU
Death is a debt that waits for everybody to pay. Ecclesiastes chapter 3:1-11 tells us that for everything there a season and a time for every matter under Heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. Ezinne, you have paid your own debt. Ezinne, you did everything a mother was supposed to do for her children. You cared for them and made them to know the importance of education. Your academic excellence made your son to be a Rev. Fr. and the founder of St Mary’s Children & Community hospital Umuowa.
In Kano, I could remember on the 27th of March 1977, you and your late husband, Dee Bonny as we fondly called him were behind me and my wife at our Ladies of Fatima catholic church in Kano as our sponsors during our wedding. You were born in the Lord that was why you thought your children how to pray, saying that everything lies in the hands of God.

Adieu Ezinne. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen
Ichie Goddy Ukonu
Posted by Magnus Okoro on July 9, 2021
TRIBUTE TO LATE EZINNE PRISCILLIA DURU.
Ezinne, I wish to thank God preparing your soul through the transparent effort of your family..
The death of a great woman calls for achievements in life.,you fought to train your children to the extent you could. Your academic excellence was not hidden around you.
As a lover of children, they are still feeling your absence..Once again, I thank those surrounded you during odd period and ask God to reward them.
Ezinne, may the good Lord decorate you with love of righteousness. Adieu Ezinne.
                OKORO MAGNUS (CHIEF OSADEBE)
Posted by Ted Duru on July 9, 2021
Tribute to my grandmother
Beloved grandma, your death came as a heavy blow to us. If man can pay death to leave their loved ones alive, we would have so many times to always have you by our side. You lived your life like a candle in the wind, your kindness and love will always remain in our hearts.
Beloved grandma, your death is a loss that we can never in a million years wish for, but God knows best...
Keep resting in God's side
Adieu Nne oma
May your soul rest in peace
Your granddaughter Chidinma Duru
Posted by Ted Duru on July 9, 2021
TO MY BELOVED MOTHER
My dearest Mother,

I do not know why I have not been able to write these few words that I have been asked several times to write. Each time I pick up my pen to write, I will drop it. I feel some guilt and regrets. My conscience continues to tell me that I could have been much more with you in the last years of your life and you could have had more from me. I feel some guilt, because of my service to the Church and to others, I could not also myself take very personal good care of you at your old age. I was always very far and away from you.

The last time I came back about two years ago, I saw your joy because we were together in the house. You left your own house and came and stayed with us. You were very happy. You ate well and looked very healthy. You cracked jokes with us, your children, and your grandchildren. We walked around with you in the compound. Even though it was then difficult for you to walk, you danced to the joyful surprise of everyone when the women of our village came here to greet you. You stood up and danced with them like you have never danced before. I was so happy to see you in such a good and joyful mood. I was so happy that you were very happy and that there was still life in you and that you wanted to live more years of your life here with us, your children, and grandchildren. It was a very beautiful reunion.

But then, three days later, when you heard that I was going back to Europe, you became totally devasted. You stopped eating and drinking. You could not stand up again. You stopped laughing despite all our efforts to crack jokes and make you laugh. You could not take your drugs even though doctors and nurses attended to you always. For the next one week, despite my assurances, you were not happy until I left you. I think that that was when you died. You changed completely despite the great love and care my brothers and sisters gave to you. I never saw you physically again and will not experience your motherly and proud looks at your son whom you prayed for all your life to be a priest. 

Mama you are the greatest mother in the world. A very honest and beautiful mum and the best wife. You are a very intelligent teacher, lover of every child and all children. You are a woman of extraordinary order and discipline. Your deep faith in God and amazing simplicity is overwhelming. Your very humble and always cheerful disposition taught us your children how to quietly carry one’s cross without letting others know. You bore everything in your heart when our father left us very early. Now you have gone to join him. We thank you from our hearts that you are our mother. All your children are very proud of you, and we shall ever be grateful that you are our mother. Thank you, mama. We shall join you at the fullness of time. Adieu! Rest in the perfect peace of the Lord. Amen!

Your 2nd son,
Nnamdi  
Posted by Ted Duru on July 9, 2021
Tribute to my beloved grand mum.

As the bible say there is a time for everything, a time to live and a time to answer eternal call.

The news of your transition came to me with mixed feeling of sadness that we going to miss you and also been thankful to your creator that gave you the grace to live a fulfilled life to reap the fruit of your labor.

Having stayed alive to witness the success of your children and grandchildren. Even though we could have desire you stay more with us, but who are we to question God.

Rest well granny till we meet to path no more.

Yours granddaughter

Duru Chigozirim Tracy
Posted by Ted Duru on July 9, 2021
I celebrate you Nma. You were so sincere and very thoughtful in all our dealings. You welcomed me into your family and always made sure I was included in all activities as it concerned the Durus’.
Thank you for raising such an amazing son, my husband with whom I have such wonderful children. I am indeed so fortunate to have met and spent some quality time with you.
Though saddened by your exit, I am committed to forever cherish your fond memories. Rest on MAMA, until we meet again.

Your Daughter in-law ANGELA
Posted by Ted Duru on July 9, 2021
Tribute to my grandmother.
I know that I did not spend much time with you but from the stories I heard from my mother, you were an extraordinarily strong woman who always stood by her words. It is unfortunate that you left this world the way you did but I know that you are no longer in pain, and you are with God in heaven. I miss you so much and you will always be in my heart now and forever.
Rest well Grandma.
Your granddaughter Chikaodinaka Obiakor
Posted by Ted Duru on July 9, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED MOTHER
Mother! your death has made us orphans!
I miss you. I will always miss you. I think about you so much. I know you are with Dad now and can walk and dance. There is no more of that wheelchair, drips every day and plenty of drugs.
A mother’s heart is the child’s classroom. I thank God every day for what you taught me through the years. This tribute to you cannot even express the smallest love and gratitude I have for you. You taught me to love God and taught me endurance. Through your example, I learnt to push on even when things seemed impossible.
Your devotion to God and love for our dad was absolute. When dad died, we went through difficult times for a few years, and you never once complained. From this experience, we learned a valuable lesson–there is always a reward for those who endure hardships and obey God.

You were such a loving wife, a caring mother, fantastic sister, a beloved daughter (Eziada), and the best friend anyone could wish for. You would sit down and listen to anything that people were saying. You had time for anyone and everyone especially your children and grandchildren. Anyone would wish for a friend like you. 

No words can describe the feeling when we realize that you are no more. It is a feeling like no other. You taught us love, patience and endurance. You taught us how to pray and led by example. You praised us whenever we did good and pointed out our mistakes with that gentle voice. You encouraged us to work hard in school and taught us how to read and write. To the world you were one person, but to us you were the world.

Mother you were the truest, dearest, more than a mother to us. You stood alone for 29 years after our dad passed on, and only God knows the inner strength you had to come through with my siblings and me.

Mother you heard God’s whisper, calling you home, you did not want to leave us, we saw how you fought with your illness for over 48 years. You loved us so much that you held on tight, until all your strength was gone, and you could no longer hold on. Finally, you gave your hand to God on that faithful morning of March 22, 2021 and slipped away quietly without telling us bye.
I will forever love and adore you mother for everything you taught us in life. Your death took away joy from our lives, but we will hold on to the beautiful memories of times spent with you.

I hope you are in a better place looking down on us and nodding your head in approval. I want to tell you and the world you will always be in our heart forever. I love you mother!!

Adieu Mother!

Your 3rd Son
Engr. Theodore Emeka Duru




Posted by Felix Egwuatu Fcnkem60 on July 8, 2021
"OUR CONDOLENCE "
Mama you have passed on to God's eternal glory leaving us with memories of your good nature. We will forever have your kind heartedness, benevolence, hospitality and peaceful nature to hold on
Live on! Till we meet to part no more
Adieu Mama
Sir and Lady Egwuatu Felix C
Posted by Chidi Dike on July 9, 2021
A TRIBUTE TO A WOMAN OF HONOUR !

It is sad to know that my most cherished auntie is no more. Life is indeed ephemeral.

There are so much positive things to write about you my auntie, but in brief, let me posit that, you were exceptional to me and you bestowed to me so many qualities which are serving as my compass and directions in my day-to-day life till date. You taught me elementary etiquettes and manners.

We learnt from you how to keep our environments and surroundings clean and in perfect order. An inkling of your visit always generated a thorough clean-up exercise in the entire family. Our grandparents christened you with the moniker “NWA OLE ALA” (sanitary inspector)

Your carriage and presentations spurred so many of us to pre-eminence today. In fact, you substantially supported huge projects and events in your maiden home.  
Dede, you were a woman of valour, courage and strength, whose lifetime was devoted to the pursuit of the welfare of your family and people around you.

A strong moral anchor and one of the remaining rare species of Dike’s dynasty has been violently broken by the wistful hurricane of death. We are indeed saddened.

A quintessential woman of substance, who fully demonstrated all positive indices of a human being. You trained and inculcated special virtues to all your children, which led them to stand out among their contemporaries.

Your dexterity and determination surely paved ways for your emergence as an outstanding woman in the entire Orlu locality and even beyond. Your humble and meritorious civil service career were handsomely rewarded, as you perfectly raised all your children to stardom. You were a loyal and worthy servant of God, who creditably carried out your obligations as a Christian.

As we are aware, death is a cruel reminder that we are mere sand and pencils in the hands of our Creator. We are merely living on borrowed times. One day we will go back to the Maker.

Dede, it is the Lord's decision to call you this time as you bid farewell to this sinful world. For us, we would have loved the decision to be deferred but unfortunately, we have no say. We still need you around us, but the Almighty God's decision is the ultimate.

Without any shadow of doubt, you were the most distinguished human being and a clear example of womanhood, motherhood, and parenthood.

Your legacies live on, as it was succinctly captured by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, where he posited as follows; “Lives of great people all remind us that we can make our lives sublime and departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time”

Consistent with our Christian faith therefore, we believe you are in a safe place, free from the pains and sorrows of this world.

I pray fervently that you will find rest in the bosom of the merciful God and Father whom you diligently served

Fare thee well Ezinne Pricillia Urenwa Duru (Née Dike)

Adieu!!!

Chidi Dike Esq
Posted by Theodora Duru on July 8, 2021
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be so he put his arms around you and whispered “come to me”.

Thank you for the gift of love. Now you’re sharing it up above. You were the one we could all lean on, even though it must have felt like a ton. You were always the strength of the family. Now we must let you rest calmly. We say goodbye, grandma. I know your place in heaven has a good view. You’re telling God I need to keep an eye on a few. I know you will always be in our hearts and minds.
Rest now; ever so peaceful in the heavens above.

I love you so much ♥️

~ Your granddaughter, Sochima.
Posted by VITALIS Orisakwe chinyere... on July 8, 2021
Ezinne Priscilla Duru(nee Dike), the news of your demise came to me as a rude shock! What can I say than to give God all the glory for the life you lived. You ran a good a race, faithful to your creator,dedicated to serving the Lord while you lived! The lives you nurtured and touched positively are great testimonies of your humaneness. May God in his infinite mercy forgive you every shortcomings and grant your soul eternal rest in His bosom, amen.
Posted by Daniel Ugochukwu on July 8, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A LOVING GRANDMA

Even in death you are still loved and forever will be. You have touched the hearts of so many who owe you a lifetime of gratitude. We are not saying goodbye forever but goodbye for now. I pray you find peace and rest wherever you are..

From
( Daniel Ugochukwu
Chief iyke's son)
Posted by Ekene Maryjane on July 8, 2021
TRIBUTE TO GRANDMOTHER
    Mama, ure baby, mama pee, ezinne, nne muru nnem; God decided to take you home. You were an amazing woman an epitome of excellence and virtue.
    Taking care of you gave me a glimpse of the life I’m about signing up for. I enjoyed every moment with you; from your smile, to your soft speeches, to the stroke of your fingers against my hand. Every moment with you meant a lot to me.
    You’re no longer here and you’ve gone to a more beautiful place leaving me with only memories of you to savor; and I’ll do just that. I’ll keep the memories I have of you alive in my mind. I love you mama.
Position yourself properly at the window designated for you and enjoy the scenery mma; till we meet to part no more.
 Adious Priscilla
 Jee nke oma ezinnem
                      Your granddaughter,
                                  Ekene.
Posted by Ogochukwu Egbe on July 7, 2021
Tribute to a Loving Grandma
You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything that you have done . Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place. I will be forever grateful and thankful that you are our 'grandmother'.
I will never forget your kind words.
You welcomed us with big arms.
You were loved by many.
You believe in true love; and so do I
I thank God for the time we spent together and taking care of you was such a beautiful moment and memory that can never fade away.
Keep Resting well, We Miss You, We Love You so dearly.

Love from Egbe Family.
Posted by Anulika Duru on July 7, 2021
      A Tribute to my granny
Mama as i fondly called you, your demise left me heart broken. As i write this trubute, i shed tears. I just came back from school when i heard the news about your death. Mama you left without saying goodbye. Who will call mi Ada again. I remember on 11th of march, 2021 when i was about to go back to aba to continue my studies we hugged and you smiled happily. Little did i know that it will be our last meeting. I will never forget your kind words. You welcomed me with big arms. You were loved by many. You loved your children, grandchildren, and your husband unconditionally. Mama you were so witty that you brought up all your children to be ambassadors of christ and you also bequeathed them with your good legacies. My mother is indeed one of the product of your good upbringing; you gave us a caring,dutiful,and loving mother who in turn showered you with so much love and care. It is a great honour to have been born into such a God-fearing family of ours. I feel so blessed to to have met you, my sweet granny, the matriarch of the great Duru family. The bond we shared was unquantifiable. We will immortalize you by upholding all the legacies you left behind for us to emulate. You will always be in our hearts. Rest in peace mama till we meet to part no more.
   
                 Your grand daughter,
                    Ezeala Adaugo
Posted by Anulika Duru on July 7, 2021
Tribute to my beloved Grandma.

Death , you are so mysterious. You enter a person's househood without consent and take whoever you desire . You took our caring ,loving,and peaceful mother , grandmother, Anty, sister,friend from us. It is said that no matter how scary a dream is ,it always vanishes at dawn. I just wish that it was only but a nightmare which will disappear at dawn. I can't believe that my grandma's death is a reality and not a bad dream. Three days before your death,Our entire family had a visit and we prayed together. I vividly remember how we all greeted one another,"Happy New Year".l had no idea that those greetings were actually "Adieu"for you. On several occasions, I wondered how happy you wouldbe when you see me grow up. What a pleasant sight it would have been to watch you sing and dance at the news that you had become a great grandma. Your demise had pricked my heart like a sharp needle. Grandma, you were phenomenal,a rare gem,a paragon of wisdom and nobility for the modern generation. You were a teacher and a role model to a lot of youngsters. You never let any visitor leave after visiting you without receiving some gifts. Your presence turned a house to a home. You had great love for God and church activities. You sowed very good seeds and they are germinating to produce good harvest. At the end of it all,I take solace in the fact that you have been called by your maker and you are rejoicing with him in heavens.  
Goodbye, my beautiful grandma. Sleep on in the Lord until we gather once again as a family in the presence of the Alpha and Omega.
             Your Grand daughter
             Ezeala Tochukwu
                (Toto)
Posted by Izuchukwu Obiejesie on July 6, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY GRAND-MOM

Grandma was one special woman and her loss has been felt deeply by many, even though she lived a full life.  For the past couple of years we watched her fight her illness to be with us , she deeply loved her children and grandchildren and we in turn loved her dearly.  She was our rock and our go to for everything.
Still, I can’t believe our lovely Grandma was taken away from us . I will miss my Mama, but your spirit and strength, lives on in each of us and in the lives that you touched. We will continue to live in the love, strength, conviction, wisdom, and beauty of your soul.
Love you grandma – You truly were a special, special woman! You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything in between.I know you are in a much better place. I will be forever grateful and thankful to God that you were my ‘grandmother’.

Rest in Peace Grandma
I love and miss you so much.. Until we meet again. 

Obiejesie Izuchukwu
Grandson
Posted by Anulika Duru on July 6, 2021
Tribute to my beloved grandma


Grandma your passing away was a shock to me.it looks like a dream because when i woke up every morning I will come and greet you before going to school, and when i come back you will be the first person that I will greet too.
I remember crying when you left us behind. Now you are gone. I don't know who to call grandma and I don't have any grandma to play with again. Nobody to teach me Igbo language as you do. I remember when you speak Igbo to me and I reply in English you will always say"o bu mu ka i na asuru bekee". Grandma I remember all the when I sing for you to eat. I miss your smile. It was fun having stayed with you on your last days.
I will miss you so much, May your soul rest in peace. Good night grandma.

By Angel Ezeala
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Posted by Iyke Duru on July 31, 2021
It came as a shock to us when we heard of the news of your death. It is a pity
you have to leave us now. May your soul rest in peace amongst the Heavens. All we can do as those living is to cherish you in our memories. Good bye great mother, wishing you an everlasting rest. 

From Dr Marcel Okere.
Posted by Ted Duru on July 30, 2021
Mama Father was loved by all. Her gentle nature and her kindness touched the hearts of everyone she met. I fondly recall how she took care of me after I lost my mum at the tender age of four. She taught me a lot of things. I remember going to her house to learn how to say the Rosary and after praying the block Rosary, she would cross me back to my father’s compound to ensure I got back home safely.

Mama, you lived an exemplary life. You trained all your children in the way they should grow and I am sure you’re looking down on them from Heaven and smiling with joy and pride.

We will miss you but we remain consoled with the fact that you’re resting in the bosom of the Lord.

Sleep on Ezinne! Till we meet on the resurrection morning.

Greatly missed and fondly remembered by,
Livina Okoro (nee Anumudu).
Posted by Iyke Duru on July 30, 2021
Although I can not hear your voice or see your smile no more. It’s been the hardest thing to lose you and you meant a lot to me.
But you are in my heart mum and that’s where you will always be.
I know that Heaven called you, but I wish you could have stayed longer. The memories I have of you will never fade.
Because a part of me went with you when heaven was calling you.
So just remember one thing, we are not apart. You’re with me in my mind and in my broken heart. You were really important and we hope your life will continue in Heaven.
Adieu Mama, you will always remain in my heart.
Your daughter
Ifeoma Ogaimo
Your 3rd daughter
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Ezinne Priscillia Urenwa Duru (nee Dike)

Ezinne Priscillia Urenwa Duru (nee Dike) was born Eighty-four years ago.She was the second daughter to Mr  Ejiobi & Mrs Uchenye Dike of Ezealaeke Owerri Ebeiri in Orlu LGA of Imo State.

From an early age, she was extremely interested in education.She attended her primary school in Amaigbo in Nwangele Local Government area before she went to Pivotal Teachers Training College Kano for her Teacher's Training Certificate.

She was married to Late Mr. Boniface Uwakwe Duru (who worked for the Nigeria Railway Cooperation in the 50s and 60s) of Umubu Umuowa Orlu and their union was blessed with eight children.

She was a devoted Christian and belonged to many societies in the church like Catholic women Organization (CWO), St Vincent De Paul through which they were able to help a lot of people during the civil war, St Jude Society, Choir etc. She also held important positions in these societies in the church. She received awards and titles like the Ezinne and Eziada given to her in her home town Owerri Ebeiri. She traveled to Rome for pilgrimage.

As a trained teacher, she taught in many schools including Osusu primary school Aba Abia state. She relocated back to Umuowa in 1988 and took appointment with St Mary's primary School [now Central School Umuowa] where she taught and retired from after many years in her noble profession. She had a lot of stints with so many prominent Umuowa sons and daughters during her teaching career.It is on record that she was the first woman to ride a white horse in Umuowa.

After the death of her husband in April 1992, she played the role of a father and a mother to her children. As a devoted Christian, she sacrificed her comfort for the welfare of her children and other relatives and this manifested in the lives of her children today.

Though Ezinne went through all kinds of ill-health during her life time including been diagnosed of Cancer in 2015, she survived all until death took her on March 22, 2021

She was a great woman of virtue, a good mother, and a wonderful grandmother.She did influence the lives of many people positively as was expressed by many who has been blessed by her assistance.

Ezinne Survived by:

Ichie Iyke DuruosimereSon

Rev. Fr. Dr. Sergius Nnamdi DuruSon

Engineer Theodore Emeka DuruSon

Mrs. Rosemary Chinyere ObiakorDaughter

Mrs. Angela Ifeoma OgaimoDaughter

Mrs. Josephine Anulika EzealaDaughter

Mrs. Maria Theresa Ogenna OkparaDaughter

In-laws, 24 Grand Children and Host of other relatives

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Shared by Ginia Ajaero on July 24, 2021
Dear Mom, we will be saying goodbye to you today, but you will always be with us. Your the reason I have such a good value of life, and not to mention work ethics, you did a fantastic job of loving and raising Ogenna and others, I am very proud to have called you a great mother .I came to visit you for the first time and you received  me like your own daughter.  A woman with heart of gold ,gentle and so peaceful.  ADIEU MAMA EZINNE DI ORA MA . WE love you but God loves you most . Goodnight mama ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤