ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Francis Ossai. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Chukwuemeka Ajie on November 8, 2021
Uncle, surely we will miss your fatherly warm reception. A man who never stopped encouraging and advising you towards the path of success.

We gained, cherished and appreciated hugely from all your thoughtfulness, encouragement and advice.

We wish you a blissful and joyful experience in your path.

Chukwuemeka Ajie and family
Posted by Sophia Obinwa on November 3, 2021
Our daily morning routine immediately after prayers is to rush to the sitting room to greet our big daddy and be raptured in his warmest hugs and perks but for a while, we have been unable to see him. Our persistent request for him or his whereabouts has been met the answer from mummy "daddy has gone to be with the lord"

Daddy, where must you have been and when are you coming back? How long shall we wait for your return? Our homework has been lying undone waiting for your assistant as usual. Who will teach and correct us? Who will caution and guide us from pitfalls while playing at home? Daddy, to whom shall we go for our candies and snacks? On whose arms shall we fall into when our immediate parents want to spank us?

Daddy, the warmth has suddenly dissolved. You enveloped us with so much love and Godliness. Like the ancient Greek mystic bird; Zodiac, we believe you will resurrect back to life. Daddy, you only stepped aside but very much alive in our hearts. Live on!

Your grandchildren,
Uchenna Bobo and Somtochukwu
Posted by Sophia Obinwa on October 25, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A MAN OF HIS WORDS, INTEGRITY AND HUMILITY

My missionary work for several years brought me in contact with this man who made an indelible mark in his lifetime. I could remember vividly the day I gave him the scripture Union daily Guide and tract; I shared the word of God with him and he accepted Jesus Christ as his lord and consequently, he denounced the Igbuu Society (Ozo title). Because of you, my labour in Atani is not in vain. Consequently, he occupied himself with much research and in-depth study of God’s word. He was a man of Wisdom and sound counsel.
Sleep on Daddy until we meet in the kingdom of our father and his dear son
Jesus Christ.

Pastor Nnadi
Posted by Sophia Obinwa on October 25, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A MAN INTERRED WITH INTEGRITY IN HIS BONES
My grief and anguish were immeasurable on the news of your demise. Asieze, you imparted my life in many ways. You were my historian, teacher and counsellor. I got enriched in various dimensions as a result of your tutorials. I learnt commitment and humility from you. Your honesty and openness were monumental testimonies. Your departure has left a huge vacuum. I remain grateful to God that in death, your eyelids were closed with full knowledge and acquittance with God. May God grant your beloved family and loved ones the equanimity to bear your passing.

Good night, Daddy.
Azuka Nwosu
Posted by Sophia Obinwa on October 25, 2021
The day dated July 10th, 2021 was the day that I lost my other half to God’s eternity. The night hours were the longest and darkest and indescribably longest of all nights. What I could only comprehend was that I was living a life consummated in love and empathy of a man-made angel.
Daddy, our union in marriage dates back to several decades but it seems to me like we just began because our union got thicker as the night of our years drew closer. Your sojourn on earth was a challenge to all and sundry. You were a pillar of love, honesty and handwork. I am still in shock of your passing and can’t seem to get over it. Even when your health became a recurring decimal, you kept on reassuring me that you were fine and much more alive.
On the hour of your departure, as I came home from the market, you welcomed me with a call “Mummy, Mummy”. You beckoned on me to draw closer. As I sat down beside you to listen to what you had to say, you momentarily gave up the ghost.
I wept loudly believing that tears could bring you back to life but that never happened. Alas, gone to be with your creator. It dawned on me that you were waiting for my return from the market before transitioning to glory.
Daddy our union has testimonials of diverse sorts. I was lifted and elevated in every city where your career took us to, as the beloved spouse of that manager who never compromised to bribe, kick back and undue appreciation. Even after some many years of your retirement, your employer, United African Company (UAC) kept on appreciating you annually for your integrity and handwork. You tactfully refrained from vain glory as you constrained yourself to a life of Godly contentment and sobriety.
Your children and I have been in shock since your passing. Thank you for consummating us with love, provision and divine counsel. Thank you for being my brother, father, confidant, soulmate and husband.
Your beloved friend, Government, has been shedding tears since your passing. You are one man too many. Who will welcome me home with the banter “Mummy, Mummy”. I know your colossal and irreplaceable loss has made my remaining years on earth to be ever longing for you. Should there be marriage beyond here, I promise to marry you again and again.
The children and I are comforted knowing that we will meet on the resurrection morning where we will meet to part no more.
Adieu my ever-loving husband.
Your heartthrob,
Felicia Ossai
Posted by Uche Ossai on October 3, 2021
Dear dad, I knew you would move on someday but I didn’t expect it to be this soon because I wasn’t yet ready to let you go but God knows best. Your passing still leaves a hole in my heart. I still ache everyday thinking of you.

I could never have prayed for a better dad who did not only believe in me 100% but also in all his children. You always told me I was the best of all my siblings and your favourite child and this always made me feel super special but I eventually found out you said the same thing to each and everyone of us. To say I was heartbroken the day I saw you saying the same thing to Meche is an understatement and to see her grinning from ear to ear! Well, I caught on really fast and realised what you were up to . This is just to show what a sweet wise dad you were, no favourites!

You made me feel special, you made me feel I was one of a kind and this played a huge role in making me the confident woman I grew up to become. You never met my children but you always told me I was a great mum. Because you believed in me, I also believed in myself.

You are the best dad ever! I will always hold you close in my heart to walk and guide me through. Your memories will continue to live on. Until we meet again.

Rest on daddy! ❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Okafor Hope on October 2, 2021
My  beloved  daddy, the man with the heart of gold. There are almost no words for this, after all, how do I say "Goodbye" to you, when I haven't actually come to terms with the fact that you are gone?. What a wonderful father you were, a loving husband to mummy, the best father to us all.

We are blessed for having known you, for having loved you and been loved by you, to have called you "Our Own". My uncle, my father, my brother, my Grandpa.

I can still remember vividly the joyful countenance you always exhibited whenever you see us, your smile is golden, the cheerfulness in you and unending generosity that was your unique identity keeping the ties of kinship is a major act of goodness, also the joviality you always exhibited. All these memories have refused to wane away.
Your legacy will live on forever.

Adieu  Ogbuefi Nnayelugo! ,till we meet to part no more.

Nkiru Ngoka

Posted by Ikechukwu Chukwudile on September 23, 2021
Daddy, your passing unto glory came to me as a shock not because u died young but because based on family history I was expecting that you make it to at least 100years. Any time I visited or called you sounded very and very articulate, we always exchange our normal banters. I was not expecting you to go so soon but our good God is in full control and has his program for every mortal.
I can write volumes based on our few moments together. You were an ocean of knowledge, a pool of sound advice and an institution of experience. Your knowledge of the world around you was incredible. You read books and printed materials of diverse interests that is why you could discuss intellectually on any subject. We lost a great library.
You and mummy epitomized a true couple no wonder I was told that you were nicknamed “Super Couple” in the locality. Your heart holds truth, integrity, love and care. You were so fond of your grand children and so supportive in their upbringing. They will really miss you. My prayer is that the bond and unity in the family which you represented will remain even after your demise. I rejoice because I know you willingly placed your faith in Jesus Christ and so you live on and I know we will surely meet again at the lord’s feet. Till we meet again adieu Daddy.
Evang. Ikechukwu Chukwudile.
Posted by Ifebigh Ijeoma on September 22, 2021
Tribute to my lovely Dad .
Your departure was such a painful one to me Dad. you are such a lovely and caring Dad even in your old age. you showed me love as a father. Words can not explain your qualities and the knowledge which you imparted in us your children. You are the best Dad. I Cherished every bit of time i spent with you. Your words were all educative, you will remain in our hearts as a father. your costly smiles whenever you crack jokes remains with us. Dad Even at old age you were lovable and fun to be with. I miss you Dad. May you find peace in the bosom of the Lord amen. Yours favorite IJ
Posted by Ronald Ossai on September 21, 2021
You will be remembered for all the good things you did while you were still here, thank you for everything and may your perfect soul rest in peace grandfather.
Posted by DR. MARK OBINWA on September 19, 2021
My dear beloved Ogbuefi Nnanyelugo! You represented so many good things - a peaceful man, a good man, a good Husband, a good Father, a good Grandfather, and of course a perfect Father-in-law. You were the best ever and I will miss you very much. Your words of advice (business, family etc) still rings a bell in my ear. Your memory will live with us forever


Thank you for raising such a beautiful and caring child like my wife. Your legacy will continue to live through her and the rest of your children


You made great intellectual discussions and conversations on virtually every topic - Business, politics, science etc. I miss you so much and your absence left a scar in my heart. It is sad to feel that you are no more with us on earth, but your love and peaceful memories are still our guide.
Posted by Christopher Obinwa on September 19, 2021
Through out my own life I never really got to know my Grandfather and hearing the news about him leaving was just as bad news as it was to my mother just as it was to the rest of our family. I've heard that he was good at piano and that he was very smart, but there was one thing that separated him from his peers, which was the word of God in his spirit. Today I pray over his spirit and as he is in God's Kingdom, the Spirit of God has perpared a table to his needs and a place for God's glory, in the mighty name of Jesus. Forever missed, forever remembered.
Posted by Sophia Obinwa on September 19, 2021
My beloved dad was an incredible man. He made sure that we got the best in life and provided us with the guidance that we needed. Today I am remembering my dad and the great memories that we shared.

When I remember you, I smile, knowing that you are in a better place. I am glad I was able to make you rededicate your life to God, last December. My solace is the fact that you are in heaven rejoicing with the angels.

My jolly good dad, ever so cheerful, intelligent and very versatile. Can comfortably hold a sound conversation on any topic. He did everything with so much precision and excellence. He had a knack for accuracy and very attentive to details. A fine pianist, with so much love for classical music. Saw great potentials in all his children. He was never disappointed in any of us, even when the grades were not as expected :).

Oh boy, Daddy was a good story teller. He used to amaze me with his story telling accuracy of things that happened in the past, without mixing names, date, time or when the events occurred.

Daddy was also a fine writer. He was very passionate about keeping tab with all his children and he did that through his letters. Every event created an opportunity for daddy to write. I never got tired of receiving his letters which were often very long, detailed and encouraging.

I still remember all our conversations which will often end in "Amaechi nwam, I know you are doing well'. Ever so encouraging and never failed to profess his love. I never questioned if you loved me because you made it so obvious.

You loved my husband like a son and would always want to talk to him. You gave him the title "Ogbuebuna". In your words, he’s yet to kill the cow, .

My dad was a very honourable man and this is something I will cherish for the rest of my life. His integrity was over the roof. He was squeaky clean and everyone can attest to that. He did not take what did not belong to him. He was full of integrity.

My hero, my role model, my father, a rare gem, who saw good in everyone. There will never be another you. Your legacies will continue to live through me and my siblings. Adieu Ogbuefinnayelugo, till we meet to part no more.

Amaechi Obinwa
Posted by Britney Obinwa on September 19, 2021
You lived a long and fulfilling life and brought joy to all of those who met you. May you rest in peace, we will always miss you along with the smiles and happy times you brought us all.
Posted by Ijeoma Chukwudile on September 17, 2021
Grandpa, I’ll always miss you. But I have so many memories to hang on to. You were a role-model and a friend.
  I remember when I was a little girl visiting grandma and grandpa, Grandpa always played with us. We played board games, cards,we’d have piano lessons. That made me feel good inside. He was a great teacher to have, not only for my mum and us but also for everybody. He was selfless and kind.
 Grandpa will always be remembered by those of us who knew and loved him. Although i will miss him, his smiles,laughter and love , i take consolation in the good feelings of my memories.
Rest on grandpa!! I will always love you ❤️
Posted by Ngozi Chukwudile on September 17, 2021
I was never ready to be absent of your company when you passed on. Absent of your warm unbridled delight whenever you saw us your children, your indulgent patience, love, passionate and erudite articulation of all issues. I was never ready... I would never have been. You were my history teacher and at the heart of every experience I hold sacred. I know he took you because he loved you more. I always will and miss you like you can never imagine. Rest on Daddy. Rest on till we meet at the ressurection morning.
Posted by Victor Ogedegbe on September 16, 2021
I have had fascinating conversations with daddy Francis. His knowledge of history was vast, his intellectual insight was inspiring and his advices were full of wisdom. Daddy Francis has blazed an incredible path, full of years, that we look to emulate. Keep shining amongst the stars!!!
Posted by Chidinma Chukwudile on September 16, 2021
Grandpa i will miss you.But i have soo many memories to hang on to.You were a role model in all ramification,Probably one of the smartest person I have known.
I get comforted knowing that you are now at peace with the angels and God.
It was a wonderful privilege being your granddaughter.
Until we meet at the feet of Jesus.
Adieu grandpa!
Posted by David Chukwudile on September 15, 2021
I love you Grandpa. I will love you every day. I’m going to miss you so much, It broke my heart when I heard you were gone.I’m going to miss our daily conversations on literally everything any time I visited... Thinking back now, I really must say I feel lucky and privileged to have known Grandpa to this day.You played a special part in my life. The memories I will treasure and keep close to my heart. I know you’d be in a better and happier place and be watching over me with a smile on your face. Love you!
Posted by Daisy Ossai on September 15, 2021
My wonderful grandpa….. so cultured, articulate and kind. I remember when I was young and I used to listen to you playing smallwoods classic piano tunes and having intellectual conversations with my dad and everyone that came your way. I remember how much you loved reading and learning…..It was a pleasure being your granddaughter , and I cherish every moment that I got to spend with you, alongside all the conversations we had. Your love for music and conversation was passed down to my dad and lives on through me . Rest well, I love you- Daisy Chidinma Ossai
Posted by Anthonette Nwaolisa on July 11, 2021
You lived well daddy, farewell. The memories I have of you are of your smile, your calm and gentle nature. You were a father to many and you will be missed.
Posted by Ifeoma Favour on July 11, 2021
Didn't know it would be this hard for me,It's like a sword that pierced my would,you cared so much for me,you loved me unconditionally,you always assured me everything was going to be okay,you always told me I am a blessing to you,you were a father I never had,it hurts deeply because I spent the shortest time with you.I remember how happy you become whenever I come visiting and how you will always not want me to leave your side,you would always scold me for not calling you often,always wanting to know if hubby is treating me fine..I love you papa,Iove you so much and I know you are in a much better place.
Take care till we meet to part no more
Posted by Onochie Ossai on July 11, 2021
We’ll always remember
that special smile,
that caring heart,
that warm embrace,
you always gave us.
You being there
for Mom and us,
through good and bad times,
no matter what.
We’ll always remember
you Dad because
they’ll never be another one
to replace you in our hearts,
and the love we will always
have for you. Adieu Dad..

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Posted by Chukwuemeka Ajie on November 8, 2021
Uncle, surely we will miss your fatherly warm reception. A man who never stopped encouraging and advising you towards the path of success.

We gained, cherished and appreciated hugely from all your thoughtfulness, encouragement and advice.

We wish you a blissful and joyful experience in your path.

Chukwuemeka Ajie and family
Posted by Sophia Obinwa on November 3, 2021
Our daily morning routine immediately after prayers is to rush to the sitting room to greet our big daddy and be raptured in his warmest hugs and perks but for a while, we have been unable to see him. Our persistent request for him or his whereabouts has been met the answer from mummy "daddy has gone to be with the lord"

Daddy, where must you have been and when are you coming back? How long shall we wait for your return? Our homework has been lying undone waiting for your assistant as usual. Who will teach and correct us? Who will caution and guide us from pitfalls while playing at home? Daddy, to whom shall we go for our candies and snacks? On whose arms shall we fall into when our immediate parents want to spank us?

Daddy, the warmth has suddenly dissolved. You enveloped us with so much love and Godliness. Like the ancient Greek mystic bird; Zodiac, we believe you will resurrect back to life. Daddy, you only stepped aside but very much alive in our hearts. Live on!

Your grandchildren,
Uchenna Bobo and Somtochukwu
Posted by Sophia Obinwa on October 25, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A MAN OF HIS WORDS, INTEGRITY AND HUMILITY

My missionary work for several years brought me in contact with this man who made an indelible mark in his lifetime. I could remember vividly the day I gave him the scripture Union daily Guide and tract; I shared the word of God with him and he accepted Jesus Christ as his lord and consequently, he denounced the Igbuu Society (Ozo title). Because of you, my labour in Atani is not in vain. Consequently, he occupied himself with much research and in-depth study of God’s word. He was a man of Wisdom and sound counsel.
Sleep on Daddy until we meet in the kingdom of our father and his dear son
Jesus Christ.

Pastor Nnadi
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Shared by Sophia Obinwa on July 11, 2021
My jolly good Dad! So grateful for all the fond memories to hold on to. I can rejoice, knowing fully well that you are resting with the Lord! Adieu Papa!