ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, George Ekemezie, 70 years old, born on April 18, 1950, and passed away on February 8, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Chikaosoro Ekemezie on May 13, 2021
Everyone says how principled my dad is. And they’re right. When he believed in something, he wouldn’t back down, no matter what anyone said and no matter how anyone felt about that. Growing up, it could be frustrating, but it’s also something I admire about him. It’s also something I share with him. But there was more to Daddy than a made up mind. We could get into disagreements about politics or life, and he would listen to me. He would hear what I had to say and laugh when I got too passionate. He loved me as his daughter and respected my thoughts.

Daddy loved us so much. Without a single doubt in my mind, I know that everything he did was for his family. If he thought it would make us happy, or successful, or closer as a unit, he would do it. My heart hurts knowing that I won’t have that anymore.

The one thing that gives me solace is that he equipped all of us with the tools and skills necessary to live long, fulfilled lives. He was passionate about his role as a father and mine as a child. I can still remember him saying “I don’t care if I’m 90 years old, I will still be your father”. And he’s right. No matter how old I am, or how much time has passed, Daddy is always in my mind and in my heart. I love him so much and I wish I had more time with him. I wish I could hug him one more time.

I love you Daddy. I love you so much.

Akpaego
Posted by Obiorah Ekemezie on May 4, 2021
Tribute to my beloved Uncle George by Ama-ma

Uncle, it’s been hard for me to say good bye to you because you’re not someone who is supposed to go this soon. You do not feel like someone who’s time it is to go. I say this because when I think of you, I see a great man with many great heavenly works to accomplish. I see you as a powerful man with an even more powerful heart, whose goodness reached people on an individual level. A man like you, feels to me, as a man with more people to reach and more lives to change for the better.

But maybe that’s just it. Maybe God Himself called you for a work that only you can do by His side in heaven. Your Love that makes your heart so magnificent, and your passion that drives your actions must be why only you can do that specific job for God with Him in heaven. Nevertheless, so as it is, so shall it be. But now is my time to face this heart wrenching reality and accept your promotion. Before I bid you farewell, I will tell you what you mean to me.

There is no duplicate of you, Uncle. From my earliest memories, you were always present. After my own father was you, my God father. As God would have it, I was blessed with Uncles who loved me. Your Love was ever so present. You took me as your own daughter and I felt it. You were with me since I was baby, a young girl, a teenager, and even with me when I got married. You have always been consistent with your Love for me. I always knew your Love was with me, no matter what. God surrounded me with the most powerfully Loving people a person could ever need. I thank God for you. I praise God for your life. You did well, my Uncle. I mere ofuma nke ukwu. Everyone who was blessed enough to know you, grabbed something to use in their own journey of life. Because of you, we are reminded that carrying one’s principles and values with zeal and fervor is the most genuine expression of life itself. Because of you, we are reminded that Love and protection of family is the bedrock of personal responsibility.

Oh my Uncle, no one can take your place. No one will ever forget you. God will cover and protect you and your household. He will continue to polish your name and your legacy with His glory and the truth. He will shine his purifying Light on you and your life that only fellow children of God may be permitted to come near your family that you leave behind. Anyone with tainted eyes shall never see your family. Only pure good people shall come close. Anyone who has forgotten how to Love, shall remember again before ever coming near your household. You were a good man here on earth, and so shall goodness and mercy continue to follow you and your family. All these things, I thank God for in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen!

Ije oma. Ga ofuma. We shall meet again. Until then, farewell my beloved Uncle George.

I Love you always,
Your
Ama-ma
Posted by Obiorah Ekemezie on May 3, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A BIG UNCLE: EZENNIA By Uche Ekemezie
It was like dream, I was pushed to sit on a bare floor on hearing the news of your sudden demise on Feb 8th, 2021. Little did I know it was our last face to face discussion on January 12th, 2021 when I met you in your house entering your car and you said you are going back to Enugu, that I should see you off, I asked how? And you said I should join you in your car, and as we discussed you drove off as far as Igwe’s palace Isulo where I requested to drop because of distance to go back. We stayed inside the car and still discussed for about extra 25 minutes before departing, you sounds so positive and you hissed and said how you wished we are travelling together.                                                                 Uncle George! Who will fulfill your promises to assist the Christ Church Building Committee which I chair in executing the Church Building project? You even promised to convince your church, St Peters Igbo Anglican in the States to assist us as soon as you get back to USA by April 2021.Who will replace the vacuum created by your death in feeding the Church children? Death you are heartless and respecter of no body.                                                 
Uncle George, I know it was not your will or your wish but something beyond your comprehension, God knows all. The legend, may your gentle soul rest on the Lord. We love you but the almighty God loves you most. 
Your cousin                                                                          
Engr. Victor Ekemezie and family     

Posted by Obiorah Ekemezie on April 26, 2021
      TRIBUTE TO A HERO BY UGOCHI EKEMEZIE

Chief George Iweka Ekemezie won my admiration the very first day I met him back in the year 2000. He has always been an amazing man in all areas of the word. George is someone that is known for what he says and his influence over other characters. He has a great personality and is full of integrity. His ability to guide and influence the people around him alluded to his powerful character. George has a big heart, loves and carries people along the path of responsibility. He is a believer in extended family units and will do anything within his power to navigate the family towards peace. George cared for my family as his own, always using terms of endearment at gatherings. He gets work done promptly and believes in giving credit where it is due. George loves speaking in proverbs, most of which make you laugh.
I had the privilege of knowing George for 21 years now as my husband's cousin. Seeing his relationship with my husband is like those of two brothers and I will miss him dearly. Dee rests on in the bosom of Abraham.
Ugochi
Posted by Nnamdi Ekemezie on April 25, 2021
I can't believe this news is gradually becoming a reality. Uncle, what happened? Your pictures are everywhere with rest in peace. We were together last Christmas. We ate together at bro Obi's house. How come you just left without a sign. This is painful. Uncle, journey well. I wish you eternal rest in the bossom of the Lord Almighty.
Posted by Nkeiru Archinihu on April 24, 2021
Tribute To MY Mom's Uncle. ( By Jasmine Archinihu)
Dear Uncle I highly miss you. you have been a blessing and a great uncle to my mom and everyone in the Nwachukwu family May you rest in peace you had an amazing life we will forever love you and see you in Heaven. your niece Jasmine Archinihu.
Posted by Nkeiru Archinihu on April 24, 2021
   TRIBUTE TO MY UNCLE ( By Dr. Nkeiruka Archinihu)

Brother George, as we all, your nieces and nephews fondly called you, the news of your death has been a shock and another heavy blow to us. Our mother, your eldest sister, loved you all, and her infectious love for her siblings rubbed off on us. I still remember, though a small girl then, the send off party my mother organized on your behalf in 1979 at Aba when you were leaving for the U.S.
I still remember your gifts when I was a college student in Nigeria, my school mates knew I had an uncle and aunty in the U.S. as my wears were always different with a touch of class with the standards then, you were a generous giver.
I made my first stop in your house when I came to the U.S 26 years ago and you gave me and my husband a warm welcome, as that is who you are, loving, accommodating, and family oriented.
Brother, the silence caused by your demise is defeaning. Our eyes are filled with tears and our hearts with wounds but God will heal and mend every wounded heart and grant you peaceful rest. Adieu Brother!! You will be sorely missed!!!

Your niece, NKEIRUKA ( as you would call my name with emphasis).



Dr. Nkeiruka Archinihu
Orlando, Florida
Posted by Obiorah Ekemezie on April 3, 2021
A FAREWELL TRIBUTE TO MY DEAR FRIEND, CHIEF GEORGE EKEMEZIE
The phone call I received from Julie to inform me of the death of her beloved husband, my friend, George was shocking and unexpected. I am still saddened to hear the sudden death of my dear friend, Chief George Ekemezie. It was just exactly one year ago that he attended my mother’s burial in Nigeria and spent the night at my house in my village. We had such a great and memorable time discussing many important issues, including our respective families, cracking jokes, laughing as usual, sharing the special palm wine from Udi which he brought from Enugu, and talking about life after retirement. I will always cherish the times we had together. My elderly father with whom we spent a quality time in the morning is equally saddened by the death of George. My friendship with George dates back to several years ago when he first landed in the United States of America. I could not have imagined one year ago that we would never see each other again on this earth. I have always known George as a principled man who was always dedicated to his family. He was unapologetically committed to our Igbo tradition and culture. George loved life and the people around him. I will greatly miss his friendship, great sense of humor, and his immense wisdom. I am still in disbelief that my friend, Chief George Ekemezie is dead. My entire family is equally mourning his death. We are sending our heartfelt condolences to his immediate and extended families. I pray fervently that God will receive his Soul and grant him eternal Rest In Peace. Adios my friend. Dr. Leonard Chike Ezenagu
For the entire Ezenagu family.





Posted by Obiorah Ekemezie on April 3, 2021
A TRIBUTE BY OBIOMA ORIJI
For those of you who do not know me, my name is Obioma Oriji and I am one of George’s best friends. It is with great sadness that I write this to celebrate the life of my friend. George’s life was taken away from us too soon and it is hard to understand why tragic things like this happen to such good people. However, this is a question without an answer and we should not dwell on the loss of our dear friend, husband, son and brother. Today let’s celebrate his life and remember all of the remarkable things George accomplished and how wonderful his life was.
George and I met during our initial years here in the United States. We were so close together and bonded instantly and helped each other get through difficult times. He was always there when I needed help or someone to talk to. I will always look back on those fond memories and appreciate getting to know George and his lovely wife Nkeiru so well.
As we both matured and grew our families our bonds remained incredibly close. He was the best man at my 20th wedding anniversary and supported myself and my family very well. And when I fell sick he played an integral role in making sure that my family was okay. George was incredibly responsible, intelligent and caring. I knew that I could trust him with anything and I respected him more than words can say.
It is incredibly sad that George’s life ended so soon and I cannot put into words how much I will miss him. George was a positive person and would not want us to be sad today. If he were here he would tell us to cheer up, smile and remember all of the great memories we all shared. Even though George may be gone, his memory will live on in all of us forever. George I appreciate your friendship and will never forget you. He was a great man. May God bless you, Nkeiru and your children! You are truly heaven sent! Amen.
Posted by Obiorah Ekemezie on April 1, 2021
                TRIBUTE TO MY BIG BROTHER
Chief George Iweka Ekemezie was the second son of the late Chief and Madam Christopher Ekemezie. He was the fourth among six siblings. George had a very humble beginning growing under the tutelage of a strict disciplinarian and a seasoned school administrator. He traveled with his father to various places and was going to school in those areas as his father was transferred.
George was one of the people who came to the United States of America in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He struggled between going to school and working to pay his school fees, but this was the norm then. However, he did not lose sight of the fact that he was in the USA to acquire education, then go back to Nigeria where he so much believed in.
This philosophy was George’s guiding principle as well as his motivating factor in all that he indulged in. George was a force to reckon with when It comes to things that have to do with Nigeria or more particularly Igbo affairs. During his most difficult times in the USA, George still found time to search and locate any Igbo man living around him just to socialize and make merry. This culminated in the formation of the Umunze Progressive Union USA branch. As one of the founding fathers of this noble Association, George took pride in hosting the first, second, and third meetings that solidified the association. The zeal for promoting Igbo culture moved George to come together with some well-meaning sons and daughters of Igbo land residing in New Jersey. This is where they discussed how their aged parents went to church but came back empty because of the language barrier, but will not have spiritual fulfillment at the end of church service. The new church failed after few services, where George then took it upon himself to host the church service in his living room. Today, St Peters’ Igbo Anglican Church is one of the thriving and most populated churches in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey USA.
George was by far a very progressive and social being. The announcement of his demise shook the city of Trenton and its environs as that of a great iroko that has fallen. George in his 29 years of service for the state of New Jersey took up multifarious undertakings and these are in line with his ideologies, aspirations, and personality traits. George is not afraid of asserting his beliefs in any given issue and this has endeared him to many as well as made enemies for him. George looks at this as part of life and living. He has an unshakable and implicit belief in himself and carries himself with pride and confidence.
Towards the end of George’s life, he decided to spend more time in Nigeria awaiting his wife’s retirement where he intends to finally move back to Nigeria permanently. Life in Nigeria was sweet as George will vehemently argue and diffuse any negative story coming from Nigeria calling it a normal thing and will go ahead to give you instances of such occurrence in the USA or any other place.
Georgy, your legacies are evergreen and your feats and accomplishments will forever speak for you. Adieu, big brother.
Obie Ekemezie

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Posted by Chikaosoro Ekemezie on May 13, 2021
Everyone says how principled my dad is. And they’re right. When he believed in something, he wouldn’t back down, no matter what anyone said and no matter how anyone felt about that. Growing up, it could be frustrating, but it’s also something I admire about him. It’s also something I share with him. But there was more to Daddy than a made up mind. We could get into disagreements about politics or life, and he would listen to me. He would hear what I had to say and laugh when I got too passionate. He loved me as his daughter and respected my thoughts.

Daddy loved us so much. Without a single doubt in my mind, I know that everything he did was for his family. If he thought it would make us happy, or successful, or closer as a unit, he would do it. My heart hurts knowing that I won’t have that anymore.

The one thing that gives me solace is that he equipped all of us with the tools and skills necessary to live long, fulfilled lives. He was passionate about his role as a father and mine as a child. I can still remember him saying “I don’t care if I’m 90 years old, I will still be your father”. And he’s right. No matter how old I am, or how much time has passed, Daddy is always in my mind and in my heart. I love him so much and I wish I had more time with him. I wish I could hug him one more time.

I love you Daddy. I love you so much.

Akpaego
Posted by Obiorah Ekemezie on May 4, 2021
Tribute to my beloved Uncle George by Ama-ma

Uncle, it’s been hard for me to say good bye to you because you’re not someone who is supposed to go this soon. You do not feel like someone who’s time it is to go. I say this because when I think of you, I see a great man with many great heavenly works to accomplish. I see you as a powerful man with an even more powerful heart, whose goodness reached people on an individual level. A man like you, feels to me, as a man with more people to reach and more lives to change for the better.

But maybe that’s just it. Maybe God Himself called you for a work that only you can do by His side in heaven. Your Love that makes your heart so magnificent, and your passion that drives your actions must be why only you can do that specific job for God with Him in heaven. Nevertheless, so as it is, so shall it be. But now is my time to face this heart wrenching reality and accept your promotion. Before I bid you farewell, I will tell you what you mean to me.

There is no duplicate of you, Uncle. From my earliest memories, you were always present. After my own father was you, my God father. As God would have it, I was blessed with Uncles who loved me. Your Love was ever so present. You took me as your own daughter and I felt it. You were with me since I was baby, a young girl, a teenager, and even with me when I got married. You have always been consistent with your Love for me. I always knew your Love was with me, no matter what. God surrounded me with the most powerfully Loving people a person could ever need. I thank God for you. I praise God for your life. You did well, my Uncle. I mere ofuma nke ukwu. Everyone who was blessed enough to know you, grabbed something to use in their own journey of life. Because of you, we are reminded that carrying one’s principles and values with zeal and fervor is the most genuine expression of life itself. Because of you, we are reminded that Love and protection of family is the bedrock of personal responsibility.

Oh my Uncle, no one can take your place. No one will ever forget you. God will cover and protect you and your household. He will continue to polish your name and your legacy with His glory and the truth. He will shine his purifying Light on you and your life that only fellow children of God may be permitted to come near your family that you leave behind. Anyone with tainted eyes shall never see your family. Only pure good people shall come close. Anyone who has forgotten how to Love, shall remember again before ever coming near your household. You were a good man here on earth, and so shall goodness and mercy continue to follow you and your family. All these things, I thank God for in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen!

Ije oma. Ga ofuma. We shall meet again. Until then, farewell my beloved Uncle George.

I Love you always,
Your
Ama-ma
Posted by Obiorah Ekemezie on May 3, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A BIG UNCLE: EZENNIA By Uche Ekemezie
It was like dream, I was pushed to sit on a bare floor on hearing the news of your sudden demise on Feb 8th, 2021. Little did I know it was our last face to face discussion on January 12th, 2021 when I met you in your house entering your car and you said you are going back to Enugu, that I should see you off, I asked how? And you said I should join you in your car, and as we discussed you drove off as far as Igwe’s palace Isulo where I requested to drop because of distance to go back. We stayed inside the car and still discussed for about extra 25 minutes before departing, you sounds so positive and you hissed and said how you wished we are travelling together.                                                                 Uncle George! Who will fulfill your promises to assist the Christ Church Building Committee which I chair in executing the Church Building project? You even promised to convince your church, St Peters Igbo Anglican in the States to assist us as soon as you get back to USA by April 2021.Who will replace the vacuum created by your death in feeding the Church children? Death you are heartless and respecter of no body.                                                 
Uncle George, I know it was not your will or your wish but something beyond your comprehension, God knows all. The legend, may your gentle soul rest on the Lord. We love you but the almighty God loves you most. 
Your cousin                                                                          
Engr. Victor Ekemezie and family     

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BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY OF CHIEF GEORGE EKEMEZIE

Mr George Ekemezie was born in April 18,1950 to the reverred family of Mr Christopher Ogbonnaya and Mrs Violet Mgbokwa Ekemezie of blessed memories of Amuda Village in Umunze Orumba South LGA Anambra State.

He passed through the strict parenting and Tutelage of his parents who were very strong disciplinarians. The late father was a first generation school Headmaster who was posted to various places as the call to duty demanded , and this made George pass through various schools as he moved along with his parents within the old Umuahia/ Aba Provinces as it were then. On completion of his Primary school , he secured admission as a pioneer student into All Saints Secondary school, Umunze in 1964. This was the first Boys Secondary school in the present Orumba North /South local Government Areas. His academic progress was truncated by outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War. This necessitated his decision to voluntarily join the Biafran Army in defense of his father land. At the end of the War in 1970, the young George demobilized himself from the Military Service and returned back to school to conclude his Secondary school career. This time ,his God given talents manifested as a Great sportsman. He became a HERO in Soccer and Long distance sporting events. His performance earned him the Nick name "ROGERS". He played at the defence position for his team, many opposing attackers who encountered him during his hey days are yet to forget what they suffered under his defensive mechanism and his sharp tackles. He was also good in field events as he represented his School

He was also good in field sports as he represented his school in Long races even to State level. These outstanding performances compelled the School authorities of All Saints Secondary School to appointed him the school games captain, a great Honor in those good old days. He graduated in flying colours in 1971 leaving his footprints on the sands of time. George secured employment with the East Central State Divisional Administrative Division ( DAD) just like what we have today as Local Government Service Commission. He was deployed to Orlu Division and subsequently served at Orsu Ihitte Ukwa, Nkwerre all in the present Imo state and Amawbia in Anambra state. While working he still had an eye on Soccer and made several attempts to join the then famous Rangers International Football Club Of Enugu. This effort was still on when fortune smiled at him as he secured admission to travel for further studies in United States America. He left Nigeria in 1979, a move that changed his entire life.

George was one of the people who came to United States of America in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Struggling between going to school and working to pay his school fees. This was the norm then. George in his struggles did not lose sight of the fact that he was in the USA to acquire education, then go back to Nigeria where he so much believed in.

This philosophy was George’s guiding principle as well as his motivating factor in all that he indulged in. George was a force to reckon with when It comes to things that has to do with Nigeria or more particularly Igbo. During his most difficult times in USA George still found time to always search and locate any Igbo man living around him just to socialize and make merry. This culminated in the formation of the Umunze Progressive Union USA branch. As one of the founding fathers of this noble Association George took pride in hosting the first second and third meetings that solidified the association. The zeal for promoting Igbo culture moved George to come together with some well meaning sons and daughters’ of Igbo land resident in New Jersey to discuss how their aged parents then who go to church but comes back empty because of the language barrier,and will have no spiritual fulfillment at the end of church service. The Church started but failed after few services, George then took it upon himself to host the church service in his living room for over one year. Today, St Peters’ Igbo Anglican Church is one of the thriving and most populated church in the Episcopal Dioceses of New Jersey USA.

George was by far a very social being and progressive in nature. The announcement of his demise took the city of Trenton and its environs by surprise and that pragmatically demonstrates that a great iroko has fallen.George in his 29 years of service for the state of New Jersey took up multifarious undertakings and these are in line with his ideologies, aspirations and personality traits. George is not afraid of asserting his beliefs in any giving issues and this has endeared him to many as well as made enemies for him. George looks at this as part of life and living. George has an unshakable and implicit believe in himself and carries himself with pride and confidence.

Towards the end of George’s life he decided to be spending more time in Nigeria awaiting his wife’s retirement when he intends to finally move back to Nigeria. Life in Nigeria was sweet as George will vehemently argue and diffuse any negative story coming from Nigeria calling it a normal thing and will go ahead to give you instances of such occurrence in the USA or any other place.

Georgy, your legacies are ever green and your feats and accomplishments will forever speak for you. Adieu big brother.

Chief Ernest Ekemezie (Nze Diala} for the family.



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