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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Frida Mbawa, 91, born on September 28, 1925 and passed away on July 11, 2017. We will remember her forever.

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Biography Mangie Frida Ngefor Mbawa

Mangie Frida Ngefor Mbawa, came into this world speculatively in the year 1925.

She was born into the family of Nkwen first class notable and kingmaker, Akor Wanki, alias, Saint Paul, and Mangie Maria Ngelo Wanki as a first daughter in a polygamous home. Deprived of formal education, she was groomed up in the traditional way and her life was influenced by the culture and custom of her people.

Being the eldest child in a family crowded by step brothers and sisters, she was charged with the onerous task of baby-sitting her kid brothers and sisters until her step mothers returned from the farm. In fact Tah- Akor Wanki’s compound was a mini-palace in Nkwen. This communal life was an early attribute which typifies “Frida’s” personae as we’ve come to observe through her entire life-span.  This experience was what catapulted her to leadership position in women affairs in Nkwen fondom.

In 1944, she got married to the love of her life, Tangie James Anyenchu Mbawa who slept in the Lord on August 6, 1989 and the couple lived happily and God blessed their union with nine children among them a set of twins of which six survived in this order: Josephine Ngemukung Muma, Paddy Mbawa; Therese Ngeghea Awambeng; William Tabekem Mbawa- [step son]; Michael Tamia Mbawa; and Edwin Ndonwie Mbawa. She also had as adopted children Adama Nzika and her two children Ngefor Pamela Mbawa and Asan Burry.

Mangie leaves behind 35 grand children and many great grand children to continue to run the race of life. Mangie was always a force to reckon with, more so after the death of her husband,   she  became the pillar of her  community. and the matriarch of the Mbawa, Wanki, Azumbi, Mofor and the Taniform families. She worked very hard to support her children and grandchildren.  Being a farmer by profession and a natural economist, she planned effectively with the little she had, and made sure those in her care always had food to eat. Although times were often hard, she never starved, and always shared the fruit of her harvest to her enlarged family members and beyond.

Fortunately for the family, Mangie Ngefor was always strong and active. She was blessed with good health almost all of her life until most recently when she took ill on the 15th of June 2017, and was rushed into Mbingo Hospital where it was later diagnosed that she had suffered a mild stroke.

Upon further examination, the medical team at Mbingo discovered that she had kidney problems and required intensive care and dialysis. She was later transferred to the Bamenda Regional Hospital on the 24th of June 2017 and admitted into the re-animation unit, where she was put on oxygen support and tubes.

Mangie rested in the Lord while asleep in the early hours of Tuesday July 11th, 2017 at the Bamenda Regional hospital surrounded by her sister, children, grand children and friends.

July 11, 2020
July 11, 2020
3 years and I still feel your love around me. I know you are looking down at us. Love you and miss you.❤❤

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3 years and I still feel your love around me. I know you are looking down at us. Love you and miss you.❤❤
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August 11, 2017
August 5, 2017

I can't believe how strong and happy Mangie was just 7 months ago and today you are no more. My your gentle soul rest in peace. 

A Eulogy for my Great Grand Mother

August 3, 2017

Dear Mangie,   

You were the best great grandmum anyone could ask for. 

You will always be remembered in everyone's heart. 

You lived a great long life. 

I love you so much. 

Rest in peace!   

Chirene Awasiri
Great Grand daughter 

London, United Kingdom

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