Let the memory of Gladys be with us forever.
  • 71 years old
  • Born on July 20, 1947 in Nigeria.
  • Passed away on March 17, 2019 in Nigeria.

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved Mom, Gladys Ezumba 71 years old, born on July 20, 1947 and passed away on March 17, 2019. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Amalachukwu Asiegbu on March 27, 2019
The news of your death came to the family as a shock and l and my husband cried like kids. Mummy, as we fondly call you,you were a source of inspiration, joy and happiness to as many as they were that crossed your path. You showed me and my unborn son so much love when we came back to Nigeria. We never lacked anything. You made sure we was taken good care of until the baby was delivered. I remember you always encouraged me to be strong and leave all for God. You always give me wonderful Christian books and CD's to keep me busy. I was treated as if I was the daughter of a king. You are indeed a mother in Israel and your hospitality cannot be over emphasized. You always sacrificed all to make everyone around you happy. You are a giver and your door was always open for everyone. I remember the last time we came visiting and my kids refused to go, saying that they want to stay with you but you pleaded for them to go due to their school and you told me to bring them during Easter break to stay with you. You showered us with your prophetic words and advised my husband too. Your humility, sense of humor and selfless love is something everyone around you should emulate. You are indeed a woman of God that gladens the hearts of many as your name implies. I wish l could wake you up to have your warm hug and your smile once again.
I know you have gone to be with the Lord where there shall be no pains and you will be comforted forever.
Adieu Mummy! Adieu woman of valour !! Adieu Mummy Ezumba!!! Till we meet to part no more.
Posted by Chineze Nweke on March 25, 2019
Goodnight Auntie Glad.
This is one great shock of the year. I dropped my phone when I heard the sad news. Our dear Aunty Glad has been called home.
Well, God loves her more and needs her now. She was very dear, always had a smile for everyone, very easy going and had a kind heart.
I pray the Holy Spirit comforts her immediate family, Uncle Goddy and kids and grand kids of course. May God help us all bear this huge loss.
I must say, she lived a blessed life. It is a sudden death, but God knows it all.
Adieu Aunty Glad. You have run a good race, and I know a crown of righteousness awaits you. Sleep on.
Aunty Ngozi, Obi, Chine, Uche, Ike and Ugo Nwokedi
Posted by IKECHUKWU IBOKO on March 25, 2019
March 22, 2019

Mrs Chetachi Ezenagu
Regional Bank Head,
Yaba/Surulere Region
Fidelity Bank Plc

Dear Mrs. Ezenagu,
It is with great sense of loss that we commiserate with you and your family on the death of your dearly beloved mother, Late Mrs. Gladys Ukamaka Ezumba and wish to express our heartfelt sympathy on behalf of the entire TSD staff of Yaba/Surulere region.
We pray that God in his mercies will fill the void in your heart and the entire family and also give you the strength and fortitude to bear this great loss.
Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.

Yours faithfully

Authorized Signatory                   Authorized Signatory
Posted by Chinenye Chimere-obika on March 25, 2019
Dear Madam Chetachi,

The entire Operations staff of Yaba Surulere region are deeply saddened to hear about the sudden loss of your mother Late Mrs. Gladys Ukamaka Ezumba. We commiserate with you and your family and wish to express our heartfelt sympathy on behalf of the entire TSD staff of Yaba/Surulere region.

We pray that God in his mercies will fill the void in your heart and the entire family and also give you the strength and fortitude to bear this great loss.

Please accept our commiserations this difficult time of grief. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.

Signed:-Chinenye Chimere-Obika(ROSS)
Posted by Obiora Anisiuba on March 24, 2019
Mama Tonna was my Mommy. My Big Mommy. She co-raised my siblings and I, and various cousins of mine too. Every weekend it was a ritual to be at her house; most holidays too. The doors were always open; the Shalom Villa. It was always a conference; me and my siblings, and cousins and friends playing, eating and chilling. We would even walk several kilometers from our house to hers when our parents couldn't drop us over. It was our second home. She was lovable, and a human magnet.
Mama Tonna is a beautiful soul. She showed love so much and it drew a lot of people to her. She supported my family, even as kids we could tell. I remember how she helped me pass mathematics in primary school and Common Entrance Examinations because I sucked at math. She was a teacher like my biological mom, and always would make out time to go through my schoolwork. I remember the morning devotions we would have every morning at hers, and her shrill voice as she sang the morning hymns. I remember how she would give us very hot lemon tea in the mornings. I can still smell the fragrance as I reminisce. She was totally selfless, spiritual and very disciplined. She loved the Lord.
The news of your passing-on hit me with shock. My mom kept crying hysterically on the phone, and I was broken. I had never seen my mom weep like that before. We didn't see it coming. We weren’t ready for it. But we know God had other plans for you. He chose you to come be with Him at the time that He did; so we must learn to accept His will, and with heavy hearts and eyes; bid you farewell. Heaven has surely gained one.
Adieu Mommy. We love You always. You are forever missed.
Posted by Ijeoma Raymond James on March 23, 2019
Honor is the eternal and priceless respect that everyone in this world strives hard to achieve but only a few attains. Honor is often bestowed on someone for his or her valor, nobility and heroism and is often granted on pure recognition of true accomplishment. Honor helps you to hold your head high and is a major boost to one’s personal integrity. Being the core principal of happiness and respectful life, honor is a much-coveted ingredient for a happy, successful life. Everyone called you 2nd Mum without blinking because you were Indeed a Mother to all.
There is an overwhelming pain and sadness when someone you love passes away.we are reeling from the grief,
Every day since the darkday has become a process of moving forward and trying to make a new life knowing you are not around anymore,no matter how much it hurts.
When a person is kind and good, they will never be forgotten. They will always stay in your heart, and they will always be a part of your life.
When a person you love passes on, all you are left with are memories. These are what we will hold on to when the days are long and the nights are even longer. These are what will get us through the saddest and most difficult days.
Memories are all we have left to remind us of the wonderful person that you were, and what a beautiful life you shared together.
May the beauty and brilliance of your life Never be defined by your death.
Sleep on Mum. It is well with your Soul.
Posted by Vivian Mbuba on March 23, 2019
Aunty, mummy Santos your demise was a deep shock because we never heard that you were sick at all. You were a true Christian mother. You taught everyone that came across you to be a child of God especially when we visited for holidays. Your love, generosity and gentle spirit was nothing to be compared. We will really miss you because you have created a very big vaccum but we trust God in his infinite mercies to carry us through this trying times and beyond. Rest on my big aunty, rest on mummy Santos till we meet at the resurrection morning.
Posted by Obiora Anisiuba on March 23, 2019
This Tribute is written on behalf of my mom.. Mrs Virgy Anisiuba (Mama Osy)
I have lost my big sister. My loved and cherished friend. The mother to my children. The backbone and support system of my family, and anyone who came in contact with you. I could go on and on about my big sister.
Mama Tonna; whose doors were always open, who always put everyone before herself. You were a giver; of yourself, counsel, time and resources, a humanitarian. You were selfless to a fault. You were an embodiment of love, and as such; love found you too. You were loved and cherished by all.
When you went in for that surgery, we prayed for you that the surgery goes successfully, and you finally get relieved of all the pains your legs had caused you; the very same legs which even with the agonizing pains you felt, you would move around in, doling love and kindness wherever it was needed. Little in our minds did we know that you were going in, never again to feel any pains, going to a place of solace and rest; eternal rest in the bosom of our Lord.
The news of your passing tore through my heart like a sharp blade. My world stood still. It’s difficult to accept that you are really gone, it’s a hard pill to swallow.
But we shall not be ignorant concerning those who are asleep; that we sorrow not even as those who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. (1 Thessalonians 4: 13-14)
Mama Tonna; You are a saint. Even during your life on earth, you were one. God-fearing, and dedicated to the work of God. We shall never be hopeless in sorrow, but comfort ourselves knowing that You are in a place of eternal bliss. No more sufferings, no more pains. You are with our Savior. We therefore comfort ourselves with this.
Adieu, sister. We love you always.
Posted by Oni Ezekiel on March 22, 2019
Dear Madam Chetachi,
On behalf of the entire staff of Apapa Road Branch, we write to express our condolences to you and the entire family on the demise of your dear Mother Late Mrs. Gladys Ezumba.
The news came to us as a shock but we pray that God in his infinite mercies guide and protect you and the family while giving you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
Once more, accept our condolences.
Posted by Ven. Dave Dave on March 21, 2019
With deep sorrow, my wife and I write this tribe to Mummy , popularly called Mummy Santos. The Sunday morning shocking sad news put us off that it was hard to be in the second service.
Mummy, was not sick, and suddenly, the tragedy occurred. I just remembered James Robertson street, Lagos in 1980's when you used to have up to 10 holidays people from east( I inclusive). Your hospitality and generosity with my Uncle is immeasurable.
You have gone to be with the Lord you served over 50years faithfully. Your departure has created a BIG vacuum in the family. I am sure you may not have considered what your husband, Ven. Daddy Santos will do. What of your lovely Children and your other children and friends, your family and fellowship/ discipleship groups, did you consider them before parting?
God is helping us already to face the reality of your departure. St. Paul said. " for me, to live is Christ, to die is Gain". To Daddy Santos, Chi-Chi, Toona, Nonso, Ngoo, Dubem, I remind you again that God is the Father of Compassion and ALL Comforts. He comforts us in all our sorrows. Be encouraged.
Keep faith in God. Know very well also that God has promised never to leave nor forsake you. It is well.
And now to Him who is able to do immeasurable more than all we ask or imaging, according to His Power that is at work in Us, to Him be glory, and honour now forever. Amen.
Adiu Mummy Santos !
Adiu a Generous woman !!
Adiu, a saint in triumph. !!!
We shall meet to part no more.
Ven.& Mrs. Dave-Tonia Udo-Ezika
Archdeacon of Oba Archdeaco
Posted by Osita Anisiuba on March 21, 2019
My Dearest Aunt
You were a big part of my childhood, i remember spending most of my holidays at your place. You thought me how to read, when reading was very difficult for me, now reading is one of my favorite hobbies.
The last time i saw you was when i came to give you the invitation card to my wedding. You asked me to bring my wife to see you after the wedding. Unfortunately this was not to be.
You will be greatly missed but i know that you in a much better place, free from the pain and worries of life.
We will meet again to part no more, till then, Adieu my dearest Aunt
Posted by Chioma Momah on March 21, 2019
Shocked beyond words! Gentle woman and an epitome of a Christian mother. RIP my beloved Aunty Glad. We will meet again at the feet of Jesus.
Posted by Amaka Okoli on March 20, 2019
Words can not tell it all how devastated and speechless lam since Sunday you left us to join your maker. Mummy Aguda, l will forever missed you. What happens to our gist every time l came to Aguda,my gist partner. Your laughter, smiles and cares kept me wondering knowing that l will never see you again . You were a mother to me. Your advice and encouragement has taught me to always depend only on God. Your early morning devotion song'' For this God is our God,forever and ever,He will be our God , now,even unto the death"",this has been my song since your demise. What happens to the enquiries you asked me to do for you. Mummy u were part of my success stories,when lCAN failed me more than humans can imagine, u encouraged me kindly and financially ans told me not to quit and at the end victory was ours. When l was sick where l spent months in the hospitals,u were there for me in all ramifications until l was discharged and in my recovery states,you never relented to ensure that l lack nothing. My mother and siblings are really sad and worried and asked God why now,since we all have planned to meet with your(Amaka mummy Aguda). Mummy, what about my Thanksgiving we fixed for April 7th,is this how you will attend it. I can not tell it all mana ya dibaa maka na Chineke ma nke ka nma. Mummistic and international mummy je ije gi Nkeoma na-aha Chineke onye kere GI.Amen.
Adieu Ezigbo nnem na Aguda
Adieu NNE mara obi umuya
Adieu love daddy mu.
Kachifo nne obioma rue mgbe anyii Nile ga-ezuko an-alaeze onye kere anyi.. Amen!!!!

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