ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandaunt, cousin and friend: Barrister Florence Ifeoma Uchendu-Wogu (née Ogude) who was born on February 15, 1963 and was called by God into eternal glory on August 30, 2020 at the age of 57.

Florence was fondly called "Ifoma", "Mommy", "Sister Florence", "Mama Chichi", "Aunty Florence", "Floricoco", "Sister Wogu" "Aunty Lawyer", "Mrs. Wogu", "Barrister Mrs. Wogu", "Mommy Wogu", “Ify Legal”, and other endearing names by her close family, loved ones, colleagues and friends. 

With heavy hearts but with submission and utmost gratitude to God Almighty for a robust, impactful and love-filled life well lived, we will miss and remember her forever.
Posted by Koge Ogedegbe on September 29, 2020
- [x] My first proper encounter with Florence was about 1983 when she came to university of Benin as a law undergraduate. Prior to that I spent some holidays with my great aunt (big mama) and my cousins in Warri and remember vividly walking back from the motor park been accompanied by Florence to my great aunt’s house. That was our first informal encounter and the journey was spent chatting away like we long lost friends. Whilst at the University Florence and I attended several parties and social events. She was bubbly, lively and extremely exuberant always a pleasure to be with. Always had something funny to say with her characteristic wry smile, was kindhearted and generous. She will be sadly missed not just by her immediate family but also the extended family and numerous friends. I pray that we have the fortitude to live out this huge loss and may her gentle soul rest in peace amen.
Koge Ogedegbe cousin and friend
Posted by Harnet Ogude on September 28, 2020
You will forever be missed. I wish i got to see you when i had that opportunity to (This really hurts me). My heart feels very heavy. You will forever be remembered.
Posted by Ebele Mogbo on September 27, 2020
Adieu Legal Luminary.
Posted by Goodness A on September 27, 2020
Farewell Barrister Wogu!

A tribute to a beautiful soul. I remember vividly how she assisted me with my first ever land transaction in Lagos, she followed up and ensured that I got a valid government land title. A loving and cheerful mother to her kids and all who looked up to her. A true GEM indeed. It's so sad that she is gone at the prime of her life.
May God grant the family strength to bear this loss and may your gentle soul rest in peace. Amen!
Posted by Cynnie Chuks on September 26, 2020
I met you few times during your life time, those moments were worth spending with you.
You taught me a lot of things in the legal profession and life generally.
I learnt from your experience and I value every advice from a great mentor like you.
We had a long way to go but you had to heed to heaven's call.
Precious in the sight of God is the death of His saint, by this we are consoled that you've gone to be with your Maker.
May God give your family the fortitude to bear this great loss.
Rest in peace!
Posted by Toluhi Olu on September 26, 2020
Barrister Ifeoma Wogu was a neighbor I enjoyed being with. She was never too busy to receive me and there was never a dull moment with her... so full of life and love which she infused into her amazing children. It’s such a delight that she was a child of God and now resting in the bosom of her Savior.
Only Jehovah can answer all our questions.
Sun ree o!
Posted by Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim on September 26, 2020
THE GENTLE NEIGHBOUR
It is hard to believe you are no more.
What has befallen us can not be questioned.
We will take solace in God Almighty.
You were a perfect and gentle neighbour and
I remember the many times we exchanged pleasantries on the staircase, you were always so gentle and kind in your response.
May you continue to rest in peace and we the "Enugu Court" family will surely miss you.
Rest Well
Posted by Jennifer Uchendu on September 25, 2020
Dearest aunty,
This loss is huge and deep
It’s very painful
Painful because we always thought we had time
I was looking forward to seeing you again when you come to church
To invite you for an upcoming event
To see you dance around in joy in your usual manner
The way you came through when I turned 16
We really did think we had time
We love you aunty and
We are grateful to God for the life you lived
Fervently serving the Lord and bringing glory to His name.
We all miss you
we thought we had time.
We love you and we trust that you’re resting ... till we meet again, aunty.
Posted by Nkem Emenyi on September 25, 2020
Sister Wogu,

Can somebody wake me up from this nightmare? I just got this news today when I called one of our mutual friends in Nigeria and he told me that Sis. Wogu passed on. This again reminds me that the end is nearer that we can imagine. Sis. Wogu was one straight forward and sincere big sister that I loved having discussions with when I was in Nigeria. She had no Sunday life and Monday life. Sister Wogu was the same all the days of the week. We will miss Sis. Wogu but, I know it is better to be absent from the body and be present with the Lord. I pray that, the God of all comfort will fill every vacuum that her demise might have caused. Goodnight beloved sister and see you in the ressurection morning.
Posted by Mandy Asagba on September 25, 2020


Florence Ifeoma Wogu (Née OGUDE) our darling Coordinator, my sister, learned senior colleague, true friend and confidant! Still so unbelievable! May your beautiful, precious soul rest peacefully in the bosom of the LORD. You finished well, you touched many lives with your love, care, smiles, selfless services and sacrifices for humanity. I met you at Ambrose Alli University (AAU) in 1985, later met in Festac Town during the holidays and have since been friends. You’re such an amiable friend, you always got my back. You stood firmly by me through the turbulent times in African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA), Nigeria, especially at the registration stage and at the national growth stage. You’re our Mamarazzi, making every moment memorable. A great and intelligent advocate and defender of the defenseless, every case referred to you, you handled and delivered with good results. Even during your health challenges, you still didn’t stop working for humanity. You’re such a sweetheart, a sweet soul, an Angel! Angels don’t die! You’ll forever live in our hearts!!! Adieu Flo!!!
May the Almighty God grant your family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss, protect and bless them all especially your lovely children and darling husband.

Mandy Asagba
Int’l President
AWLA
Posted by Chris Kwekowe on September 25, 2020
Very few people genuinely and wholeheartedly care for people with no real blood ties to them yet mummy showed up for me, time and time again, as though I were her child. She would spare her last change to ensure everyone around her, at any given time felt loved and cared for.

Mummy, it's been weeks since your passing and while I still can't bring myself to believe that you've transcended into the ethereal realm of God's presence, I will forever remain grateful for the life you led and the lessons I had the opportunity to learn first-hand from you. I will continue to make you proud. Continue to rest in God's presence until we meet again on the resurrection day.
Posted by Emma Asifa on September 24, 2020
Mummy Uchechi as I know her, I met her only once. She welcomed me in like a son even though I was a stranger. She wears this peaceful smile on her face like she never gets angry. I am sad by this but I am glad she is with the Lord and we will see her again never to part. My sincere condolences goes to the Wogu's family.
Posted by Isaac Atayero on September 24, 2020
To the mother of my dearest friend, Menah

You have left this earth with so many indelible marks, one the greatest of which is your son - Menah. Thank you for raising such a strong king and a God-fearing beacon of hope. Thank you for showing him resilience and inspiring him to be the fiery king that he is.

We know that you are resting in paradise and pray that the seeds you’ve sown here on earth shall continue to blossom ceaselessly in greater dimensions. We also pray that your many sacrifices will do more than make you proud, they’ll reflect the glory of God’s love.

Rest on Queen for there will be no night for you. Only endless days of joy and rejoicing in the arms of your maker.

All the love,
Adeoluwa Atayero ❤️
Posted by Temisan Ologho Bukus on September 24, 2020
Aunty Lawyer.

Of all your nicknames, I loved this the most. I only met you once in person but with all I had heard Ijeoma say about you, I knew you were a special woman. A woman of true virtue. You inspired me even without seeing you. Thank you for raising wonderful children, I know they will make you proud.
Aunty Lawyer, you lived a fulfilled life. We are consoled because we know you are with Jesus.
Posted by Ajiri Adoga on September 24, 2020
I did not know you personally but I can say that by your fruits Ijeoma & Mena you were an amazing mother. I remember Ijeoma writing down your ogwo soup recipe for me in secondary school so many years ago now and telling us wonderful tales about her mum. Thank you for being a part of our lives, until we meet again.
Posted by Ezekiel Onwe on September 24, 2020
Mummy may God almighty grant you eternal life in Jesus name Amen
Posted by Dagogo Omi on September 24, 2020
Our deepest sympathy for your lose we are here when ever you need anything i am saddened to hear about your lose remembering all the fun memories and wonderful time we spent together as friends fill with Joy wishing you courage strength and love to help you through this lose . Ma wogu will stay ageless in the memories of those who love her . Please accept my deepest condolences i am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time
Posted by Oluwatoyin Aladegbami on September 24, 2020
Uhmmmm...it is always very painful to hear the earthly loss of someone greatly admired and loved, however, i take solace in the fact that you are resting in a better place, the blossom of the Lord.
Your good works speak volume and the legacy you have left behind is a reminder and remeberance for us all as we keep doing good. Sleep on... we cannot question God on this. May God uphold your family, and everyone of us at AWLAN that you left behind.
Posted by Onyinye Madueke on September 24, 2020
I had not been able to bring myself to write anything for a long time since i first got the news. I never met Mrs Wogu in person even though I got to speak to her over the phone, she impacted my life indirectly through her daughters who have remained good friends going on 10 years. Ijeoma spoke so highly of her mum, her strength was amazing, her zeal, her drive through life, the principles she held on to, her faith, she exuded a wisdom and gentleness which radiated through her children and oh on more than one occassion I remember having a conversation with Ijey about a personal situation and asking her how mum would have handled a similar thing. I remember the soothing stern voice of Mrs Wogu on the other end of the phone. She stood for truth and really impacted alot in her children which indirectly impacted me. I believe she still lives on in the lives of all those she impacted directly and indirectly, and my peace is she really lives on in the bossom of the Lord. Rest well Barr Mrs Wogu!
Posted by Terwase Paul on September 24, 2020
Life well lived. I joined the legion of angel's in heaven to sing praise be thy holy name Almighty God for your wonderful creation of Barr. Florence. She was extra humble down to earth and endowed with compassion for humanity. May her soul rest in peace , Amen.
Posted by Daniel Arikawe on September 24, 2020
Dear mother,
I don’t even know where to start. This comes as a shock to me and I’m so heartbroken hearing this. You might have never met me, but I guarantee that you changed my life. Your (biological) son, Oghogome, is one of the most important and impactful people to have ever come into my life. His impact in my life cannot be overstated and you made that possible. I really wish I got to meet you. You’ve impacted my life a great deal, you’ve touched a generation and I promise you, I would never forget you. You’re forever in my heart and i derive peace knowing that you’re in a better place and you’ve received eternal peace. Rest In Peace mama, I would forever love you ❤️
Posted by ORITSEMATOSAN EDODO-EMORE on September 22, 2020
To my dearest mentee.It is the greatest honour of my life to have been your mentor .It is doubly painful to write anything about you in the past . When the lovely Ijeoma called to give me the awful news of your passing I was in shock. Why? Because her call immediately showed that life was indeed brief .The week before your demise you had sent a What's app message to say you wanted to discuss something important with me at my convenience ,so I should give you a time. I did. But you did not call. You sent a message to apologize and promised to call again . But still you did not call .And then IJ called!!! Just Imagine !!! .Everything she asked me to do , I just did mechanically , thinking that the pain would go .
When the life of a loved one comes to an end ,only the grace of God sustains us through the eternal separation .
It has been a great honour to have known you , to have loved you , to have pointed you in the directions that I am familiar with . You were happy to follow my suggestions , my leadings ,my ideas .It was indeed the greatest honour .I miss you more than words can express.
God's love for you is eternal and surpasses all others .Rest in perfect peace my beloved mentee.
Posted by Margaret Arop on September 21, 2020
To an Icon,

Although I missed the chance of getting to meet you in person, I felt I did every single time I spoke with Mena. Good-mannered, God fearing and kind hearted. Attributes I know he modeled after you. I know I missed the chance of meeting you in person but you've shared beautiful pieces of yourself to everyone. I'm honoured to have met you through your Children, thank you for living and being the legacy of an awesome woman, mother, lawyer and role model. Mena will always know you're watching out for him every day from the heavens. Rest in perfect peace Ma.
Posted by Lotachukwu Udenta on September 20, 2020

Dear Mrs Uchendu-Wogu,

I was privileged to meet you once when you came to drop Menah off in school. Although the interaction was highly brief, I could—in a matter of seconds— sense the warmth, care and love you embody. Same qualities Menah also talked about whenever he mentioned you in our discussions.
Thank you for raising such amazing kids. Although you may be gone but I’m certain the values you’ve instilled in your children will serve as a remembrance to all who knew you. Rest in Power Ma. You are loved. God bless you.
Posted by Uwaoma Ogude on September 19, 2020
It's always hard to bring yourself to talk about when people die. Most times, we try to forget...feeling like it will make the pain go away. I know I didn't have a lot of conversations or physical meetings with you, but the few times we met and had conversations, you always made me feel at home - they say home is where you feel safest. May your lovely soul rest in peace ❤❤
Posted by Anthony Aduara on September 19, 2020
It's hard to come into terms that we will never hear from auntie Florence again, truly a beautiful flower has been plucked from the flower bed to be a sweet smelling savor in the presence of our maker. May her soul rest peacefully in our Lord's bossom till we meet to part no more.
Posted by Emuejeoboghene Runo on September 19, 2020
A gracious life well lived affected all around you, and this is witnessed by all. You will always be in our hearts. Rest in the bossom of our Lord.
Posted by Onochie Chukwudi on September 19, 2020
A Tribute to a woman, who was the strength of life, the rock of her family, the gentle heartbeat to her children, the joy to her husband, the inspiration at her work, the support and love of her friends, The mystique in society, the leader of love and A child of God.
And as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father so shall she walk in the newness of life.

R I P Ma.
Posted by Jayamma Abanobi on September 19, 2020
The life you lived here on earth and the impact you made is a constant reminder that even though you are gone for now, you are with the Lord and that is our greatest consolation. We meet in Heaven!
Posted by Ifunanya Nwangene on September 19, 2020
I am moved to tears, I believe that God will bless and reward a kind and well-lived selfless life with a special place with him in heaven. Her reward is great in heaven. May her soul rest in God's perfect peace. Amen.
Posted by Olisaemeka Obasi on September 19, 2020
Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”
I may not know you but I know of your legacy.... That's all that matters

Rest in peace Madam
Posted by Obialor Ihuoma on September 18, 2020
I still cannot believe you are gone. The news came to me as a mirage .I will find solace in the fact that though I love you so much as a friend, neighbor,co parent at AGHS. ,and above all as a sister in the Lord,but God whom you served earnestly while on Earth loves you more.
I pray that God will give all of us especially your family, husband and your lovely children the fortutude to bear the loss . May the Lord comfort all of us you left behind.
Rest on a strong woman of God till we meet to part no more.
Posted by Obialor Ihuoma on September 18, 2020
I still cannot believe you are gone. The news came to me as a mirage .I will find solace in the fact that though I love you so much as a friend, neighbor,co parent at AGHS. ,and above all as a sister in the Lord,but God whom you served earnestly while on Earth loves you more.
I pray that God will give all of us especially your family, husband and your lovely children the fortutude to bear the loss . May the Lord comfort all of us you left behind.
Rest on a strong woman of God till we meet to part no more.
Posted by Michael Onwuchekwa on September 18, 2020
It's been difficult to come to terms with this even when I never met you Ma. Grateful to have met your brilliant kids Menah and IJ.
Only a great woman could have raised them.
Farewell Aunty Florence, Rest in Heaven.



Posted by Doris Obialor on September 18, 2020
She was a great and Loving Mother. A supportive friend. When my Mum wasn't available to pick/take I and my sister up from/to school, Mrs Wogu was ever ready to do the needful. Those big smiles she wore when my family pays the wogu's a visit made me feel at home.

The news of her demise is still a hard pill for me to swallow. Who am I to question God? But I rather choose to believe that she is in a happy place where there is no pain nor sorrow, worry nor fear but she is absolutely peaceful and smiling down at us.

Adieu Aunt!

I know you fulfilled purpose!
Posted by Chinechem Okoyeuzu on September 18, 2020
"vita mutatur, non tollitur" life is not taken, it is changed. I once saw this at a grave and it's been deeply embedded in my mind ever since....just as deep as my friendship with your lovely daughter who I fondly call Ijeylee. She's always had this infectious persona and believed in all her friends dreams as fiercely as if they were her own. This and many more things, she's always said she learnt from you. I can go on and on about the fine family you raised,and about how I wish I eventually met the charming Mommy Wogu who was my friend's model, hero and rock but I'd rather thank you. So, thank You for inspiring her and inadvertently everyone around her to be better and do better. Thank You for being the source of her best memories and one of the most important things in her life. I take solace in the fact that you are not lost, this is not the end and we would reunite forever in Heaven. Rest in peace forever Ma.
Posted by Iyinoluwa Toluhi on September 17, 2020
Mrs Wogu was always a joy to be around, very intellectually stimulating, with a contagious laughter and a witty sense of humor.
When our families visited, her enthusiastic talk of politics was an inspiration for me to desire a better Nigeria.
By virtue of her evident faith in God, I trust Mrs Wogu lives on and she reigns with Christ in glory✨
Posted by Toluhi Olu on September 18, 2020
Barrister Ifeoma Wogu was a neighbor I enjoyed being with. She was never too busy to receive me and there was never a dull moment with her... so full of life and love which she infused into her amazing children. I thank God she was saved and now resting in bosom of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Only Jehovah can answer all our questions.
Sun ree o!
Posted by LIZ Eminue on September 17, 2020
Aunty Florence... As a growing children in our royal family, my Grand Uncle Papa Mgbuhegbu and mummy were always a delight, my mum takes us to specially greet them when we come home for the Christmas or Yam festivals as it was customary for us to perform the traditional 'i pu Ama'. My Uncle Uchendu was the only one not in the mix, so I grew up not knowing him in person until my Uncle the King passed on and the entire family bonded in August 2019. My uncle was amazed to meet me, we struck, he told me amazing things last Christmas about Aunty Florence and my cousins. He wouldnt complete any conversation without special mention to his pride Aunty Florence. My Sister is a Lawyer and when uncle heard of her aspirations he already assigned aunty Flo mentionship duties. We looked forward to bonding within the year in Abuja as we wanted to visit. Uncle also promised our cousins would come home and we could host a grand reunion which is becoming imperative as the next generation are already in the market place and entirely unaware of ourselves. Great plans... Then I saw the post making its way through the DPs and status of many... Aunty Flo had gone to be with the Lord.

Aunty Flo, I didn't meet you but I know you more than you can imagine. I see the hard work, the resilience, your passion for God and the disciple, all you represent in Mena and Ijay whom I have connected with, I just want to say thank you, for being another amazing wify and daughter of our great family. You were my mum's namesake, you raise the best kids and make the best wife material. For the happiness and fillment you brought into my Uncle's life, eternity isn't enough to repay you, these ones will forever pride in your person. Your absence with us today is a reminder that you are present with God hence we celebrate your time here, a life well lived and not left to chance, legacies built most especially in human capital and unwavering faith in God. Adieu Aunty Flo and forever in our hearts I love you
Posted by Emamoke Ogbeide on September 17, 2020
It's so painful to accept... But we are mere human and cannot question the Almighty God. You lived a beautiful life, your ever radiant smile and laughter........ we will always love you and hold all the fond memories in our heart.
Sleep on Sister till we meet at Jesus feet.
Posted by Nnennaya Halliday on September 16, 2020
This is a painful loss for each and everyone of us. But I am consoled that you died in Christ. Thank you for all your love and care towards me. I remember the short time that we spent during my AGGS days and you were nothing but a blessing. I pray that God will protect,keep, bless and console the family that you left behind. Continue to rest in peace ma.
Posted by Tope Anjorin on September 17, 2020
It is HARD to accept the death of a loved one. We all wish we had the power to make death go away from the face of the earth forever and never return. We wish to live on earth without losing anyone dear to us. But sadly, death is inevitable.
I will miss your face and your funny joke aunty.
God knows best, he took you to a better place where there’s no pain but forever happiness. I do hope and pray that you will forever be happy at your new home.
Rest In Peace sweet aunty.
Posted by Chukwuebuka Oraegbunam on September 16, 2020
Tribute to my second Mother, Barr. Mrs. Ifeoma Wogu.

When I received the news of your demise from this sinful world in August 31, 2020, my reaction was one that I would not like to remember. All I keep asking death is, why? Why has he decided to torment me the second time.
Mummy as I fondly called you, thank you for all you did for me. When I needed legal counsel, you were there, when all I needed was motherly love, you called me your son. You were many women in one. I lack the words to express my pain, but then, I remember that if you are here you would tell me to be strong.
Thank you for being an instrument of honour in God's hands. Your legacy will live on. Rest in peace Ma. Until we meet in glory.

Posted by Uyoyo OG. on September 16, 2020
Digwo Aunty, you always had the kindest advice and most insightful stories. You have touched my life. You have raised beautiful, brilliant and kind children. Your substance will live forever, and I am eternally grateful to you. I know that you left as you lived, that you gave love and were surrounded by love.

To my lovely Uncle and cousins:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back and in your sails
May the Sun shine warm upon your face and give you comfort.

To my delightful birthday mate:

May the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
I will always be grateful to you. You lived well and I love you, Aunty.
Posted by Joy Okwuosa on September 15, 2020
Florence's daughter Ijeoma and my daughter Ify, have been good friends for years, that their friendship drew us close to her family. Her well brought up daughter Ijay also became one of my daughters. She had always told amazing stories of a great mother she had. Distance being a barrier, did not afford us the opportunity to meet prior to her demise, but from stories shared by Ijay and my daughter, about this great woman of substance I had known her in absentia that when i heard the news of her death, I had this feeling of an overwhelming sadness, until I remembered that our times are in God's hands and we cannot question him. Wogu family, i join with you to mourn this painful exit of Florence. My condolences to your entire family and I pray for her peaceful rest in God's bosom. May her legacy live on. Adieu Florence!
Posted by Sophia Milton on September 15, 2020
Florence Wogu:
There is a saying that who is your family? and the answer is blood.

A family is not only about Blood
But is person , Florence was always willing to hold your hand when you need it most.
She was my family.

*Her attributes when she was alife*
•God used Florence to play some very important vital roll in humanity I am one of the benefactors, she can't be forgotten in a hurry.
• She was a builder
•She was encourager
•She doesn't belief in impossiblity
•Right from my childhoods days.
Want to appreciate God for using her to reach most part of God's programme for my life.
However she left too soon to human thinking.
But God Thy knowth it all
Thank you.
Posted by Abiodun Jolaoso on September 14, 2020
The demise of Barrister Mrs Flo Wogu has dug a deep hole in our hearts which we will bear for a long time to come.We were not privy to her recent medical challenges until a neighbour announced her death. The resultant shock dealt us a severe blow for several days before we came to terms with the obvious reality of her passage.
Our paths crossed in the early 90s when we both worshipped at Our Saviors Anglican Church,Egbe in the Diocese of Lagos West. Flo's husband Architect Uche to the glory of God designed the monumental church edifice, pro bono which was dedicated some two years ago.
Our friendship blossomed and we became close family friends such that we adopted Flo as our second wife[iyawo] and we became God parents to Faith,her niece and her three lovely children, Amarachi, Akachi and Nnochiri. We exchanged regular monthly visits where we cooked meals and ate as a large family until they relocated to Abuja.
Our ancestors often say that dying souls make reparations before they die. No wonder Flo called us during the pandemic to say that she owed us some money and she paid up. That was her last reparation and contact.
Flo, our lovely iyawo was a great lover of her husband, children, family, friends and the church. She loved fashion and good life. She loved legal arguments. She was pleasant, lucid, warm and a jolly good fellow with a disarming laughter. We wish our lovely iyawo eternal rest in the bosom of the Lord. For Uche and the children, may God console you.
Sleep on Darling Flo
Adieu

Chief and Chief Mrs Abiodun Jolaoso
Posted by Ella K. on September 14, 2020
It is hard to come to terms with the fact that we will never hear from you again. Sweet memories fill me anytime I remember the advice you found pleasure in sharing with us and will forever be cherished. Admittedly, we have lost a precious jewel, if death was stoppable, we would have stopped it from coming your way. Hmmm....Mummy, you have fought a good fight, won the race and kept the faith. May God grant you eternal rest...
Posted by Ivana Oseghale on September 12, 2020
I was born in America and as I grew up I always heard about Aunty Florence and her beautiful family. I didn’t know her well because I was a child at the time. My first recollection of meeting her was in 2015 when I was much older. When I came back to Nigeria in 2018 with my family, she was very generous and held out open arms for me and welcomed me into her home. She took my sister, my mother and me to the tailor to give us some new clothes and she also took us to the photography studio to take pictures of us. She gave me a very loving, confident presence and I felt as if I was with royalty. While I was staying with her we also went to visit Aunty Josephine in her village and I remember Aunty Florence being very funny that day while we were on the drive there. She loved to tell stories about her past and about her children chichi, Oghoghome and Ij. I found her very funny, passionate, loving and a great story teller. She loved to go into detail about what she did in her past, me and my older sister Olivia would be up late listening to the stories between my mom and Aunty Florence. When I came back to Canada, a year later, I had the opportunity to have my cousin Ij stay with my family. I got to know Aunty Florence even more because Ij would talk to her parents on the phone. Every time I talked to Aunty Florence, she would always call me ‘young Kome’ because I resembled my mother so much when she was a child. That was the last thing she said to me when I talked to her this summer with chichi. I would like to say that Aunty Florence was a Loving, generous, exciting woman, I wish I got to learn more about her and talk to her more often. The last time I saw her I was thirteen, I wish I could’ve met her one more time before she passed away. She was a light that always shined and was such a positive person who was goal oriented and she is in a better place now. I pray for her family and keep them in my prayers, she has raised very strong passionate children, that I am lucky to know and grow up with. She is in a better place now and I am honoured to have known such an amazing woman.
Posted by The Florence Ifeoma Uchen... on September 12, 2020
THE EXIT OF AN ANGEL

She was a woman who never rested till she did a good deed every day. Her kind and sweet memories will linger and always stay with us.

Even though we know that you have gone to a better world, we pray that you may get peace, love and greatness there. May other angels watch over you mummy.

Humphrey Ayere... ADC
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Posted by Koge Ogedegbe on September 29, 2020
- [x] My first proper encounter with Florence was about 1983 when she came to university of Benin as a law undergraduate. Prior to that I spent some holidays with my great aunt (big mama) and my cousins in Warri and remember vividly walking back from the motor park been accompanied by Florence to my great aunt’s house. That was our first informal encounter and the journey was spent chatting away like we long lost friends. Whilst at the University Florence and I attended several parties and social events. She was bubbly, lively and extremely exuberant always a pleasure to be with. Always had something funny to say with her characteristic wry smile, was kindhearted and generous. She will be sadly missed not just by her immediate family but also the extended family and numerous friends. I pray that we have the fortitude to live out this huge loss and may her gentle soul rest in peace amen.
Koge Ogedegbe cousin and friend
Posted by Harnet Ogude on September 28, 2020
You will forever be missed. I wish i got to see you when i had that opportunity to (This really hurts me). My heart feels very heavy. You will forever be remembered.
Posted by Ebele Mogbo on September 27, 2020
Adieu Legal Luminary.
her Life

The Life of Florence Ifeoma Uchendu-Wogu (née Ogude)

Florence Ifeoma Uchendu-Wogu (née Ogude) was born on the 15th of February 1963 into the family of Late Chief Alfred Edune Ogude and Madam Rachael Emonena Ighor in Ashaka, Delta State, Nigeria. She was the second child of her mother. Florence attended primary school in Warri, Delta State, where she was an excellent pupil and proud member of the children's choir, and had her secondary education at St. Theresa's Grammar School Ughelli, also in Delta State, where she held the post of Assistant Senior Prefect in her senior year. She received her Bachelor's degree in Law from the former Bendel State University, Ekpoma and went on to attend the Nigeria Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos State. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1988. She returned to the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State for her Master's degree in which her concentration was Transportation (Maritime) Law. Florence got married to the love of her life, Uchendu Ikechi Mbaegbulem Wogu, in ceremonies that spanned across her hometown of Ashaka, Uchendu's hometown of Old Umuahia, Abia State and All Saints Anglican Church (AHQ) Abalti Barracks, Surulere, Lagos between 1992 and 1993. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters and a son namely Uchechi Amarachi Florence, Ijeoma Akachi and Oghoghomena Nnochiri Kingsway. After God, her husband and children were the light of her world. She took great pride in her mother and father, her parents in-law, her siblings and their spouses, her nieces and nephews, as well as her 'adopted' children and mentees. She belongs to a very large and interconnected family of great friends, lifetime clients, classmates, brethren in the Lord, and professional colleagues.

A legal practitioner with over three decades experience, she was the founder, principal partner and lead counsel of FLORENCE .I. OGUDE & CO. LEGAL PRACTITIONERS - with branches in Lagos and Abuja. She was a businesswoman, litigator, property lawyer, transportation lawyer, entertainment lawyer, corporate lawyer and a chartered arbitrator per excellence. Florence served in diverse roles during her lifetime, and she received awards from institutions and groups, so many to mention here without missing out a few, she was an astute advocate for the fundamental rights of the Nigerian citizen. At the time of her passing onto glory, she was the coordinator of AFRICAN WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (AWLA), ABUJA BRANCH. A humanitarian from birth, she was also the head of the JUSTICE INITIATIVE PROJECT of YOUTH EMPOWERMENT FOR JUSTICE INITIATIVE (YEJI), a pan-Nigerian non-governmental organization. Florence, at the helm of YEJI's Justice Initiative Project, led a team of dynamic lawyers whose sole purpose was bringing justice to the doorsteps of the indigent in our society; The widows under some measure of incarceration, The young boy trying to find his identity, The victim of a failing society who finds himself or herself in an IDP Camp, The unjustly detained citizen languishing in any one of Nigeria's correctional centers, Deportees coming from the diaspora with no fixed addresses to return to. Her team also had an aim to formalize the legal framework for ensuring affordable universal healthcare is within the reach of the sick in Nigerian society, to mention but a few. 

Florence was 'A Mother in Israel' – A true friend of Christian missionaries and a champion of the welfare of ordained ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ in every congregation she was a part of. Florence had impeccable taste in fashion and style, some of her hobbies were storytelling, reading, listening to music, singing, actively contributing to the discourse on her various platforms, making memories on her phone - she particularly enjoyed phone photography, and spending quality time with her family and friends whether in-person or over the phone, she was also a great dancer and hostess. She lived a politically active life and participated in election-monitoring activities in both civic and professional capacities, she was actively engaged in groups that focused on the Nigerian Child as well as issues pertaining to women leadership and empowerment. Florence was passionate about quality education, she mentored so many young people and served as a bonafide role model in society. A beloved daughter, a great mother, loving wife, advisor, trustworthy confidant and caring sister, doting aunt and grandaunt, supportive cousin, a generous friend, natural born leader, favorite storyteller, and a brilliant legal mind, we will miss and remember her forever.

MEMBERSHIPS HELD:

NIGERIA BAR ASSOCIATION (Member)

CLASS OF '88 NIGERIA LAW SCHOOL V/I LAGOS (Member)

BENSUE '87- BENDEL STATE UNIVERSITY EKPOMA CLASS OF 1987 ASSOC. (Member)

FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL DE ABOGADAS (FIDA) (Member)

AFRICAN WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION NIGERIA CHAPTER (Member)

WOMEN IN SHIPPING AND TRADING ASSOCIATIONS WISTA-NIGERIA (Member)

WOMEN IN MARITIME AFRICA - NIGERIA (WIM-NIG) (Member)

CHARTERED INSTITUTE of TRANSPORT ADMINISTRATION NIGERIA (CIoTA) (Member)

ST. THERESA'S GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL UGHELLI - OLD GIRLS' ASSOCIATION - STOGA (Member)

ST. THERESA'S ALUMNI RYZING (STAR) (Member)

MOTHERS' UNION/WOMEN’S GUILD, CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION GADUWA, (ANGLICAN COMMUNION NIGERIA) ABUJA (Member)

OLD UMUAHIA DEVELOPMENT UNION, ABUJA BRANCH (Member)

THE DIVINE FAMILY - A FREE GATHERING OF COUPLES DEVOTED TO EVANGELISM  (Member).

You are all invited to join us as we leave our stories, mementos, pictures, videos and tributes drawn from unique encounters with her on this website which will be maintained for as long as the site remains up on the internet. The story continues…

Signed on behalf of the family:
The Florence Ifeoma Uchendu-Wogu Memorial.
Recent stories

Tribute from Dr. Areke Florence Ogbonna

Shared by Tega Milton on September 29, 2020
Tribute to a very dear friend, my namesake FLORENCE! 
I tried for so many weeks to write this and I just couldn't get myself to do it, because for me its still not REAL!!!.

Our SAN ( Senior advocate of Nigeria) that's what i called her was someone you  could NEVER have a dull moment with.

She was very RESILIENT!  

she never saw IMPOSSIBILITY No! this she impacts directly or indirectly when you are around her!

She was an ENCOURAGER! 

She was a Go getter!

She wasn't someone you could make a quick call to. No! Never! Once she picks up your call, the gist flowed and flowed and flowed, with so much wisdom in the GIST! So I enjoyed speaking with her! Irrespective of the  phone cost because the wealth of knowledge was much more than whatever the phone bill was !
Gosh! How much I would miss her! Hmmmm! 
those encouraging words! 
 
Our relationship started way back in Warri, as children in AKPAN LESSON, it was a place where parents enrolled their children for extra lessons. Akpan was a dedicated teacher. I dare to say every child that attended that lesson turned out well in life. To God be the Glory ! 
I remember how after we have closed from lesson,  Florence  and I would stand at the urhobo Road Junction and gist for a while before going home! Her gisting started way back. . 
She was FUN to be with in  primary school,  more Fun even after 40 years. 
To say I will miss her is SAYING THE LEAST!

Our SAN!  Why didn't you just wait a little longer so we could  CONGRATULATE  and CELEBRATE  you as the Director 's wife? but I guess God knows best!
 
Florence you are UNFORGETTABLE!
You are forever in our hearts!
Continue to rest in GOD'S bosom!
See you in Eternity!!!.

Dr. Reki Florence Ogbonna.

Tribute to Ijay's Mom

Shared by Ngozika Okekeogbu on September 26, 2020
I just want to say, Thank you. Thank you for not dimming your light, thank you for raising amazing kids, Thank you for being radiant always and the gift of presence you daily gave your family for they have memories today because you gave. But most importantly, thank you for loving Jesus and letting your children know that truly in Christ is the essence of all things. 

Now rest beautiful resilient Warrior. I'm so happy that now you can now perfectly do what it is you've always done for your family which is Look after them lovingly and tenderly. Adieu ma, We'll meet in heaven. 
Shared by Faidah Momodu on September 25, 2020
Aunty Florence was a very kind, peaceful and loving person to me and everyone around her. During my short stay in her home, she was very welcoming, warm and ensured that my stay was pleasant.
when i heard about her passing i felt really sad because we all lost a wonderful mother, aunt, wife, daughter and a friend to so many. my prayer is that God gives her eternal rest and give her family the fortitude to bear this great loss.
Sleep well dear Aunty Florence.