South Carolina, August 2010
Florence "Dodo" Zamcho
  • 62 years old
  • Date of birth: May 24, 1949
  • Place of birth:
    Bamenda, Cameroon
  • Date of passing: Dec 8, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Bamenda, Cameroon
Let the memory of Dodo be with us forever


Matthew 5:16


A Brief Funeral Program

Wednesday December 21st 2011
6:30pm - Wake Keep starting with a Solemn Mass at the Zamcho's Residence in Nitob 1 Bamenda
Thursday December 22nd 2011
7am - Removal of Corpse from the Akum Mortuary with Prayers

8:30am - Arrival of Funeral convoy at the Zamcho's Residence in Nitob 1 Bamenda and Brief viewing

10 am - Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Metropolitan Cathedral Mankon followed by burial at the Cathedral cemetery


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Fru Baah on 26th May 2017

"They have all forgotten you ever was there. And thats how it is. I really wish you knew what.was behind their smiles.
Since.u left nothing has been the same. Your enemies have tried many times and failed woefully. They have not given up though. The truth is keeping us strong. I wish they could listen to your last words. I know god no want make bad man ei die but I wish they could take your place.
Glad to have had you."

This tribute was added by Maria Zamcho on 8th December 2015

"Another year has gone by and still I wonder why you had to leave this soon. Though you are not visible, yet I know you are with me every step of the way. Continue to watch over us till we meet to part no more. Rest in peace Dodo and may your light continue to shine. Amen"

This tribute was added by linda ngufor on 8th December 2015

"Dear Dodo each passing day we miss you more and more. I cannot believe it's been four years and counting. I know you are an angel where you are! Please continue to watch over us. RIP!"

This tribute was added by TERESA LUM NIBA on 8th December 2015

"ah FLO,let me light this memorial candle for you on this memorable day in the history of the church.You left an indelible mark in my life.You taught me the secrets of good living by sharing with those in need .I know you are up there interceding for the FRIENDS- KIDS .Thanks a million for looking down on us Continue to be our great intercessor by the Lord.We are convinced that one day we shall be planning your beatification,my dear friend .Rest in the Lord's bosom as you look down on us."

This tribute was added by Fru Baah on 28th March 2014

"Sister I know you are watching down on us. I still feel like I am a fool that you left so abruptly. I am proud I have achieved half of what I promised you but the ache that you will nit be there to see the end is what sickens my soul. But I know it will put glad in your heart. I see your face and I know.We missed you seconds, minutes, hours and now its years. On ne choisir pas la famille comme des amies. Jtm mais frenchement tu me manque enormement."

This tribute was added by Ngwa Julius on 26th March 2014

"The road is still thorny as you always told us, but it is very difficult to continue moving without your guidance during trying times, I just realized I depended on you on so many issues and it has not and will not be easy to settle without you. Rest in peace my man, and continue to look over us"

This tribute was added by Mbuh Ndikum on 26th March 2014

"though i write in tears i know u are wi the lord"

This tribute was added by Mbuh Ndikum on 26th March 2014

"u just celebrated ur 64th birthday away wi some amazing angels.there are times i feel life is unfair with no one to call mum.miss u much dodo.interced for us all"

This tribute was added by Millicent Omondi on 9th December 2013

It is your second birthday in heaven! May our mother Mary be close to you on this day that we celebrate the immaculate conception. I love you and I do pray for you. With Mary, we also ask for your protection. I will ever be grateful for having met you! Sr Millicent"

This tribute was added by Mbuh Ndikum on 19th August 2013

"just too short of words but you were a role model for many and a mother too u're irreplacible but we hope to meet to part no more dodo pls pray for us"

This tribute was added by Millicent Omondi on 26th May 2013

"I prayed for you today, on the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. I am sure you are enjoy their communion and love. JB; we are together!

This tribute was added by Maria Zamcho on 24th May 2013

"Dodo, we always looked forward to your birthday because you were ever so happy and thankful on your birthday. Yes it is today and it's our hope that you are happy with the Lord. RIP Dodo and continue to intercede for us. You will forever be in our thoughts"

This tribute was added by TERESA LUM NIBA on 24th May 2013

"At 64 one full of life.Flo,you decided to ''enjoy''your own life over there with the angels.I hope you have not forgotten your duty i e to intercede for us.We shall see your power of intercesion during the ordination  of JB.Thank you for all your lessons.we are strong."

This tribute was added by linda ngufor on 24th May 2013

"Happy birthday my mentor. We miss you but you are always in our prayers. Hope we meet again. RIP Dodo"

This tribute was added by Fr. Nicholas Mbogu on 24th May 2013

"On your 64th Birthday, I pray the good Lord to give a place of joy and glory in his Kingdom. You are born anew in Christ. Res Secure in the Arms of Christ, Your Redeemer. Amen."

This tribute was added by Venatius Tsi Fon on 24th May 2013

"Hello Dodo , I can stil hear the Name Vena, but no need to worry there is a new Dodo the Name Florence was given to my young Daughter on purpose and am sure your light will continue to show through her to us. Happy birthday till we meet  again in the land where we never Grow old. Vena"

This tribute was added by Fr. Nicholas Mbogu on 3rd February 2013

"Florence, you were a good woman and mother. You were a faithful catholic and may God grant you the reward of those who have love Him in the Neighbour. You light will ever remain aglow."

This tribute was added by Fr. Nicholas Mbogu on 3rd February 2013

"Mama Zamcho, I remember meeting you last two years and as usual you were full of life and cheerful. You asked me of the two Babanki orphans I left in your care before leaving Bamenda. You took them to your house and treated as them as yours. You sent them to school and became a mother for the two. You will ever be missed but not forgotten."

This tribute was added by Maria Zamcho on 11th December 2012

"Remembering is the heart's own way of holding loved ones close
n keeping us in constant touch with those who mean the most.
A year on n it's like yesterday! We thank the Lord for your life n ask Him to draw us closer to Him that we may know ourselves to be nearer to you who are with Him. RIP"

This tribute was added by linda ngufor on 26th May 2012

"Dear Dodo life without you has been so tough.Happy Birthday my dear shooting star."

This tribute was added by Njuibi Nforbi Njiomouo on 24th May 2012

"Happy Birthday to you Mama. May your gentle soul rest in our father's perfect peace. We love you and miss you dearly. I wish we had more time...!"

This tribute was added by Maria Zamcho on 24th May 2012

"Dear Dodo, you are greatly missed. Rest, because that is all we can wish you today and forever and we believe that you are resting in the Lord. R.I.P Dodo"

This tribute was added by Ngwa Julius on 24th May 2012

"almost six months already! Happy birthday Dodo!"

This tribute was added by JP Tubs on 19th April 2012

"I cannot overstate how comfortable I felt every time I came over to visit. Your warm welcome, jokes and ensuing smile will be sorely missed. I have missed them for long already while you were still with us but it is yet another thing to know that the opportunity is gone. You helped guide us in early adulthood when I was most vulnerable.Thank you for the love and attention."

This tribute was added by Maria Zamcho on 18th March 2012

"It's Mother's Day today and I should have been on the phone listening to you telling me how you are celebrating the day. Yeah! You were one great mum and I do really miss you. Happy Mother's Day Dodo! RIP"

This tribute was added by Maria Zamcho on 17th February 2012

"Dodo you live on as you are even closer to us now than before. U are in our hearts always and everywhere. RIP Dodo"

This tribute was added by elizabeth chibikom on 29th December 2011

"well this is a special tribute to my late sister..
Death has no regret and nobody can question GOD.
But if by her "death" let there be 'peace'.By her 'death'
let there be correction for what has not been 'corrected'.
may the merciful LORD grant peace to your soul."

This tribute was added by Njuibi Nforbi Njiomouo on 23rd December 2011

"My dear Mama, dear Dodo! Oh how my heart bleeds but it won't keep me from celebrating the beautiful (both inside and out) woman that you are. I became a child of God at your hands. You guided me to God's altar to receive the body of His son. There are many of us that you chose to bring to Him. No doubt, a "welcome good and faithful servant" greeting is what you received on Dec. 08th. Luv U"

This tribute was added by Denis Fon on 22nd December 2011

"'Den' I can still hear the echo of your voice calling me as no other person called me the way you do. You showed me that love has no boundaries and cared for everybody you came across. Even when you were not feeling great you still represented me out of town to my in-laws and made us proud. I am forever indebted to your love and concern. I see you smiling  at us and wishing us well. chao"

This tribute was added by Sacos Chrysanctus Tagne on 21st December 2011

"Dear MUM, 'DODO', Ma Florence. I learned with great shock that u are no more 1hr ago. I can't hold back my tears. I first met u in 1989 through yr sons Placide and John and ever since u have been a mother to me. Words not enough to describe yr kindness, open heartedness and motherly advice which have impacted my life a great deal. GOD GAVE U TO US, MAY YOUR SOUL RIP,  Sacos, Derby, England"

This tribute was added by Bruno Viban on 21st December 2011

"O death! you have once again taken one of the great mother in Cathedral Parish.Mother your Simplicity has won favor in the presence of God and the Blessed Virgin Mary that is why She call u to her side on Dec.8 a day of Her honor.You work tirelessly for Her now she call you to rest what Her.May your gently soul rest in the Lord God.Bruno Viban cmf, for the Claretian Community in Nigeria"

This tribute was added by Che Gana Wamucho on 20th December 2011

"I know you distantly as the mother of my friends and closely though briefly as a friend andmother  to my sister Zila. I vividly remember you asking me to leave her funeral dress to you as your responsibility. I remember you leaving very early for Bali mortuary that morning in 2009 to dress her up. We are distraught Mama.RIP.I speak of you in the present as I speak of  Zila. You are with us"

This tribute was added by Wilson Mbok Arrey Etta on 19th December 2011

""Les Gents" it was with deep pain that I learnt of your sickness and with deep regrets that I learnt of your passover. I remember when I first visited on the 26th of October 2009 with my colleague after Maria's delivery. Memories of the very warm welcome are still very fresh in my mind. May the good God you have served for 62yrs take you safely to you final resting place. The ArreyEttaIVs"

This tribute was added by Geraldine Chiy on 18th December 2011

A Woman of Faith, Loving, Gentle and Always Caring. You are one of the Most Beautiful Women I ever saw. A Role Model to many woman. You touched the hearts of Millions far and near. I spent very short moments with you but I learnt something new each time I met you.
Mama you will forever be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Tifuh Franka on 18th December 2011

"Dodo, at one point I thought the world is a cruel place, then i  asked several questions but realized everything happens for a reason so I let go and let God and then I understood it was His doing! U are a blessing to me and many others and thank you again for giving me a lovely sister and friend! U will be greatly missed Dodo!"

This tribute was added by Pete Zagone on 18th December 2011

"jb, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  your mother had a beautiful smile.

bro. pete zagone, sj
houston, tx usa"

This tribute was added by Carine Tarla on 17th December 2011

"Dodo, thank you for being a mother and friend to many. You'll always be remembered for your modesty,hardwork,selflessness,as well as your great love and zeal for the Church.  Working with you at JB's ordination was a great pleasure. Your shooting stars will miss you, and yet we believe that the Lord has plucked a beautiful  flower for Himself. May you bloom forever in His presence. RIP Dodo !
Sr C"

This tribute was added by Sebastine Adigwe on 17th December 2011

"Mama, I never really met you, but i have heard so much during this brief stay in Bamenda that makes me echo all that have been said about you: The world experienced beauty with your every touch! Rest in peace, Mama, and continue to pour beauty on us all.

Rev. Fr. Sebastine Adigwe, Sj."

This tribute was added by AUGUSTIN TAZISONG on 17th December 2011

"No one who encountered you remained the same. May you smile in the presence of God.

Rev. Fr. Augustin Tazisong."

This tribute was added by Tanyi John on 17th December 2011

"'Dear mum, I was shocked when I heard of your passing on. You did not show any sign of your passing on from this life to life during your visit to Nairobi. I remember in gratitude the work we did together during the diaconate of Rev. JB and remained assured that you've gone to prepare a place for us. will miss you mum.'"

This tribute was added by Gabriel Dze Tegha on 16th December 2011

"Ah Mama, your fruit juice flask is still with me oh! When I remember that evening I stopped at your house to see how you were doing and your insistence that I must take the fruit juice flask that had been prepared for you as that could be the last thing you were offering to me alive, tears can’t stop flowing down my eyes.
Your passion and love for vulnerable orphans and less privilege people is th"

This tribute was added by TERESA LUM NIBA on 16th December 2011

"Aaaa Flo,you are full of surprises.This time around you have disgraced me.That you were admitted to Maria Soledad Hospital and i didn't know is unbelievable.Dodo,you were  truthful and caring .Thank you very much for the so many life lessons  you taught me especially when we shared one office at the Regional Delegation of SONAPOSTE,before your retirement.May God grant you eternal rest ."

This tribute was added by Rita Ngufor on 16th December 2011

"My mother, my friend, my model, my idea of love, I can't cry and close my mind nor br empty and turn my back, I can only do what you will want of, open my eyes,love everyone n go on.wuri like u always call me.thnx for the sendoff dinner u did for me.u will forever be u Dodo."

This tribute was added by Gwanfogbe Charlotte on 16th December 2011

""Charlotte, you are welcome into the family and please remain gentle as you are" those were your words.You showed me love and care just the short time I was with you.I know you are resting in the lord.Rest in peace "Aunty Dodo""

This tribute was added by Hilda Ewi on 16th December 2011

"Weh! Madam Zamcho...I am shocked. Never heard you were sick. Our famous class of 1981(Faculty of Law, University of Yaounde). Madam where are thou! Our forever smiling and quiet Madam...with the little girls around you. I can never forget the smile...I just read your biography and now I understand why you read Law. Madam don't worry you are in a better place smiling. Sis. rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Ngwa Julius on 15th December 2011

"My man, what have become of those books? How will the ordination we had meticously planned, take place? what about the flowers on saturday morning for the decoration of cathedral? Thank you God for keeping your duaghter in heaven!! we will keep her in our hearts!"

This tribute was added by Judith Lumbi on 15th December 2011

"Dear Mum,

We loved you so much, but God said He loves you more. You left us at such a young age. Mama, may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. May you ask our mother Mary to intercede for us."

This tribute was added by Rodrigue Naortangar on 15th December 2011

""Mama Zamcho", I've just got the terrifying but hopefull news. You are no longer among us, but at home, by our Father. I'll never forget your engagement and sincere sens of charity, which are true signs of your profound faith. You'll be in my heart in the Eucharist I'll celebrate for you. And from where you are, pray for us who are still on our Pilgrimage on earth."

This tribute was added by nchang chi on 14th December 2011

"Dodo your untimely death   breaks my heart because you were a woman of virtue,full of love and life.i remember the day i met you in buea and you gave me money when i didn,t have any money for food .your beautiful smile brightens a gloomy day. we grieve with confidence that you are dinning with GOD and he has a better place for you at his right hand.may your soul rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Stephen Angafor on 14th December 2011

"Dodo, this is PIKIN.
Where do I begin? Where do I end? What do I say? What do I not say?
Just go you Mami. The God you served waits for you with open hands. Rest in Peace, Mother of Mothers.
My prayers for you now and always.
RIP Mami for Pikin"

This tribute was added by Francis chishala on 14th December 2011

"Mom, thank God for your life and also for gracing our diaconate ordination (Hekima Class of 2011).  You are our shining star and I pray that the Lord my grant you peace and that you will continue to pray for many children in Christ.  I thank God that I had a chance to encounter you and to experience your mother care and love.  May the Lord bless and comfort the Zamcho family in this period"

This tribute was added by Francis chishala on 14th December 2011

"Mum, we thank the almighty one for your life and we believe that you are resting in the glory of the mighty one.  I thank God for meeting you and for your gracing our diaconate ordination.  Please pray for us on our journey as you rest in the peace and mercy of the almighty.

Fr. Francis Chishala, S.J."

This tribute was added by Mambo Fon on 14th December 2011

"Mami for all man. Dont know what to say but i hope each and every one who ever spent a minute with her will try to live the way she taught us. Love one another. Never discriminate and Laugh plenty. We will Miss you mommy. May your soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Adeline Ngufor on 14th December 2011

"My asoh,thank you for everything you taught me,i will forever keep the prayer worriers you gave me,i know u are in heaven right now,rest in perfect peace till we meet again,i will get married soon
miss you"

This tribute was added by Anne Kabura on 14th December 2011

"All I know is that mama you are safe in God's hands because you lived for God and in God. Having met you once in life, you communicated a love and warmth of a mother. Now you live with God in joy and peace. Rest in peace mama, your life witness is a consolation to your family, may God give you life in its fullness. Sr. Anne Kiragu fsp-Kenya"

This tribute was added by Andrintsika Jf on 14th December 2011

"Yes, I remember our meeting in Nairobi. I pray for you so that Our Lord Jesus receive you with joy in his kingdom. Please, pray for us too. Rest in peace, mother. Andry"

This tribute was added by Christine Mwangi on 14th December 2011

"Our dear Mother, you have been living in God's presence and now you have gone to see Him face to face. You have kept the faith, you have won the race. May you find your place in God's Kingdom. Always in our in God's peace."

This tribute was added by Irene Fon on 14th December 2011

"I first personally met Mama Zamcho when she served at the Post Office in Bamenda, and the manner in which she attended to me really marked me.I also learnt of her fervent membership at the CWA, just like my mother. I was glad she was living her Faith- her attention, good service and motherly attitude, was enough testimony. She has fought the good fight. RIP, Ma."

This tribute was added by jerome kerketta on 14th December 2011

"May mama Florence ever be in the presence and joy of God."

This tribute was added by Millicent Omondi on 14th December 2011

"You are in our prayers dear mother. God gave me the joy to see and know you in a day. Thank you! May your soul rest in peace and please don't forget to pray for us!
Sr Millicent Omondi, fsp-Kenya"

This tribute was added by Jorge Ochoa SJ on 14th December 2011

"Dear Dodo, we thank you for your legacy. J.B. is now smiling in your behalf among his Jesuit brothers. Your family is always in our prayers. God bless all of you.
Fr. Jorge Ochoa, s.j.

This tribute was added by John Shea on 14th December 2011

"This wonderful woman and mother will be missed.  Know that you and your family are my prayers."

This tribute was added by abanseka jude on 14th December 2011

"Dodo, the reason I will never forget  you, is because you wore a smile always; they say it costs nothing yet it mends everything. You practiced smiling till your end on earth. You could even afford one for me despite the agony you were going through. Thanks a lot for the lesson. Dodo who'll decorate the Cathedral again? Well I think God needs you to take care of some decorations up there."

This tribute was added by Joseph Boenzi on 14th December 2011

"Heartfelt condolences to all the family, with a remembrance for the signora Florence in prayer at the Eucharist.

(Fr Joseph Boenzi, Università Salesiana, Roma)"

This tribute was added by Seraphine Lainjo Tata on 14th December 2011

"Flo, you lived your whole life sharing love and warmth:
To  children in Lourdes, street kids, orphans;
To women: Rural women now have inheritance rights,
To the Church - CWA, the clergy,  Christians, alter!
Your experience as a female next of kin set a precedence. And your book?  God touched you early and deeply and thank you for being my friend.
Your returns are great!"

This tribute was added by Colette Che on 14th December 2011

"Dodo,  this came too soon.  Thank you for being the  loving and caring mother to so many of us. One thing I learned from you is your gentle, caring and selflessness. You were a role model to many young girls in Nitop 1. May your gentle soul rest in peace.   Adieu Dodo."

This tribute was added by Thomas Mbatna on 14th December 2011

"I was privileged to spend a few days in Bamenda in July 2007 living in Zamcho’s house. I cannot forget the motherly care I received from mama Florence Zamcho. I felt at home and experienced the love of a caring mother. I met in her a great example of charity and devotion.
Why do you seek the living among the death? She is already there. She has been raised with the Lord she served all her life."

This tribute was added by Ngwa Julius on 14th December 2011

"sometimes God takes everything away from us so we can learn the value of everything he gave us! God this one is too hard to take!! but may your will be done!"

This tribute was added by Quang Tran on 14th December 2011

"Grant her eternal rest, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.  May her faith strengthen the faith of her loved ones."

This tribute was added by Ngwa Julius on 14th December 2011

"My man, I have been asking myself many questions since you passed on. Why did you have so much impact on my life and decided to leave when you know fully well I still desperately need you? Dodo you thought us the warmth of human heart, accepting multitudes from different background and spent your whole life working in the wine yard of the LORD through showing love to all.Adieu my man!"

This tribute was added by Barbara Awa on 13th December 2011

"Dodo, "Madame Yancho" as I fondly called you, you have fought the good fight and have come to the end of the race. You did it with a lot of Grace, Selflessness and Love. Dodo, may your good works go before you and may Mama Maria whom you honored while on earth give you  that loving embrace which you deserve. Rest Dodo, Rest in perfect peace. You light shines on never to be lost.  Adieu."

This tribute was added by emilia fankam on 13th December 2011

"Thank u Dodo for all u thought me.I remember your last words.  "Dont go without seeing me. Come Konghos get money from my sister n dress the Alter dressed this way Our Lady, St Joseph, St jude Cadette n the pulpit.White blue n green respectively. The flowers i will show  u .what could this mean .Selfless woman with  wonderful virtues.Our lady of Immaculate conception received u. Goodbye"

This tribute was added by Ella Nkemta on 13th December 2011

"Dodo, you made a 'Home away from Home' for me and many others. You were always the very simple and super kind and generous mother. I know that the good Lord will now richly reward you abundantly in heaven. Thank you for leaving us all such beautiful lessons to emulate. Thank you for the wonderful friends we have in your kids. We miss you. I am thankful I knew you .Rest in Peace Dodo."

This tribute was added by Christina Konje Bih on 13th December 2011

"Sister Flo, may your gentle soul rest in peace. May the good LORD give you a comfortable room in HIS mansion----till we meet to part no more. I'll miss your gentle partings on my shoulder, as you comforted and reassured me, each time we met----OH1OH!!! God! I can't hold back the tears. My deep sympathy to Hon. Zamcho & Children.  
Konje-Nsuh Christina, University of Buea."

This tribute was added by Jenkaa Dzekashu on 13th December 2011

"Dear Auntie Flo, you left with no warning oh auntie. I remember talking to my father in law wednesday december 7th and he told me you were sick. I didnot even have the chance to tell your friend  and the very next day you were gone. I know you are singing and dancing with the angels in heaven. May your soul rest in perfect peace. We love you dearly!"

This tribute was added by Nagella Nukuna on 13th December 2011

"What a special legacy left behind. She is truly in heaven. May Mama's family rest assured, they have a sweet angel in heaven.
Nagella Nukuna"

This tribute was added by Venatius Tsi Fon on 13th December 2011

"MY GOD Mother, who lived up to the task. you use to call me Vena and i missed being called that, you taught us how to be close to God and we did learn from you. your kindess and generosity can be compared to None. you will be greatly missed  but your legacy lives on for ever through us."

This tribute was added by linda ngufor on 12th December 2011

"Dodo i miss you so much words cannot describe it.My heart is so heavy, i remember how you always tell us to get married and have children then you will rest and be happy.I can see how you are resting now and happy where you are.I remember the name you call me all the time shooting star its always in my memory.My dear mum i love you"

This tribute was added by doris mbemi nsah on 12th December 2011

"Mothers are like bottons, they hold us together and our hearts forever.They love us unconditionally,because we are their treasures, that makes them to work for us without retirement as long as we remain their children. We will remember your good works Mrs Zamcho, and Maria we are with you to Celebrate her life. God loves you more.Adieus."

This tribute was added by doris mbemi nsah on 12th December 2011

"Mothers are like bottons, they hold their kids together and their hearts forever. Their love for us is unconditional, and because we are their treasures, it make them sign their lives for a job without retirement as long as we remain their children, their job is always to care. Maria, we are behind you, and all we can do is to join you to celebrate her life.Safe journey mum.God Loves you m"

This tribute was added by Placid Nsom on 12th December 2011

"R.I.P. mom!"

This tribute was added by Maria Zamcho on 12th December 2011

"Dodo I remember how you put me first for the entire world to see. You always went without and asked nothing in return. You taught me love by giving unselfishly. You would often go out of your way to care for those who were in need and never put yourself before others. You never told a lie to teach me honesty. By never giving up on anybody you taught me to be strong. I love and will truly miss you"

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