Posted by Richard Sharon on February 17, 2021
I wrestled with whether or not I should include my own words here. Who am I, after all? I have known Uncle Hubert for only the past decade, probably shorter than anyone else here who shared their words, but I know from experience that every word can be a comfort.

Everyone has already proclaimed the amazing character of Uncle Hubert, his humility, compassion for all, and powerful love for God. Everyone has already shared the truth that all of us will be reunited in the Anointed One for an eternity. What else can I say?

As for me, I will miss his "my prophet Elijah" greeting in his beautiful voice at the end of service as we embraced. The fond title was more for my homeless appearance than any prophetic gifting. How is it possible to bring attention to a man's homeless appearance and yet make it endearing, carrying no offense or having no malice? Was it his sharp mind, his true loving heart, or a divine gifting?

I first met him as a new member to Calvary Christian Fellowship in a Bible study small group. As the weeks passed, I wondered why I was facilitating the group rather than this man of God (Hubert).

My wife and I were honored beyond words to attend his lovely wedding anniversary. We heard testimony after testimony. Truly, Uncle Hubert and Auntie Uche are pillars of any congregation they join and bless.

When my mother passed from this world, he made a point to visit and encourage me after all the commotion had calmed, one-on-one and face-to-face. He shared that his parents passed when he was much younger than me. He gave me a living example of joy after loss, and that joy need not be immediate, but can return and grow with time. We who follow Jesus the Christ have our expectant hope and eager excitement for that eternal reunion. At the same time, we have other loved ones here who need us. Death is a horrible separation, but the Lord conquered it. Therefore, we live and work for our loved ones here, and eagerly look forward to our reunion with those who have gone ahead.

Apostle Paul had the confidence to say to disciples who knew him, "Imitate me," because he walked that closely with God. In this time, in this environment, I cannot claim such a role model of anyone...except Uncle Hubert. He loved and walked with God, but he was not so "religiously minded" that he could not enjoy a simple game of soccer or empathize with the struggles of others. He knew the Scriptures and therefore the Truth, but he still had compassion for those who wandered from the Truth. I personally felt he would love me no matter my wrongs. He was gentle even when serious. He did not condemn, but he also stood immovable upon the Word of God. I never heard a quick retort, but instead he would give your words careful consideration before thoughtfully responding. Even when disagreeing, he was so kind and humble.

Uncle Humbert is the role model in my lifetime of "let your light shine before others," "an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity," thanksgiving, "model of good works," wisdom, steadfastness, gentleness, integrity, humility, and compassion. I am blessed to have known him.

To Auntie Uche, his children, his grandchildren, and to all his family...there are no words for your loss. The pain is so real and deep. Thank God for the blessings of years with him that the Lord has given. Better a year, a decade, five decades, of knowing him than to never have known him. Better to have been his wife, his child, his grandchild, than someone else's. His life on this earth is a beautiful blessing that we wish would have been longer. Yet we remember that eternity still awaits us, and he will be there.
Posted by Chinyere Ozumba on February 10, 2021
Uncle Hubert, I am still short of words even till now. It pains me greatly to write this tribute, but God knows best. You were a father to Berti and I right from the time we met in Warri and you accepted to be our wedding sponsors. I will never forget the words of advice, the smiles, the encouragement, the hospital visitations when I was having challenges with child bearing. I can't also forget the last time you made out time to come visit us in Houston. I thank God almighty that He made our paths to cross and for all the good times. Though we would have wished that you spent more time with us here on earth, I know you are resting in the bosom of the Lord whom you loved so much. Rest on Uncle, until we meet to part no more. Our prayer is that God in his infinite mercy will console Aunty Uche and the rest of family and give them the fortitude to bear the great loss and continue to uphold the values you lived for. Adieu Uncle. May your great and loving soul continue to rest in peace.
Posted by Helen Iyadi-Buwemi on February 8, 2021
I dearly miss you. It hurts to know you are gone. I miss your love, your fatherly and godly advice and encouragement. I love you very much my beloved uncle. Enjoy your rest at the feet of Jesus.
Posted by Anuli Emecheta on February 7, 2021
Adaeze Emecheta
February 3, 2021

Grandpa what a life you lived. I look back to each time we spoke and the love and wisdom you left me with. Thank you for encouraging me, especially during my time at UT because those were the days I needed it the most. Despite being so far away from my parents, Grandma and you were always home.
Thank you for my Aunty and Uncles, thank you for taking care of my Mum and being a father figure to her. She absolutely adored you and we in turn did so. Thank you for the love I saw between you and Grandma, an example that is referenced far and wide when people talk about a true partnership. Thank you for being gentle but also firm in who you were, a kind and good man of integrity.

Glad that we all got to experience your wholesome life.

Thank you
Posted by Anuli Emecheta on February 6, 2021
To Mrs Nwokolo,
I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of your dear husband. May the good lord continue to console you and your entire family.
We are glad that he is in a much better place and we give all glory to God who giveth and taketh at HIS will. Who are we to question HIM.
Please accept my condolences 
Chinyere Nyenke ( Née Ugboaja)
Posted by Emeka Aniche on February 6, 2021
Tribute to Uncle Hubert

I have struggled with writing a tribute to you dear Uncle Hubert since the news of your passing on the 13th of January 2021, mostly because I couldn’t and still can’t come to terms with your passing.

You have been a long wonderful support for me and my family. It started quite early even before my marriage. You took more than just a cursory interest in my relationship with Obioma.

During our wedding, you secured the Shell RA Arena for our Wedding reception and Shell guest houses for many of our out of town guests. Did I mention that you were obviously the Chairman at the wedding reception. When we became brand new parents, you and Aunty Uche were around to give us the necessary assistance and tips for taking care of the new born baby.

Your doors were wide open for me to come to you for any assistance or counsel. You were so down to earth in approach and dealings. You made available to me a space in one of your properties to run my business, and that support made a huge difference in my business life.

Your lifestyle, actions and conducts were good models of how a Christian should behave. You touched lives in several ways, places and styles. I liken you as a shooting star, because you were a rare but necessary breed of a Christian. You loved the assembly of brethren. You were a great father and a very wonderful husband to Aunty Uche. I thank God Almighty for the gift of Uncle Hubert. May your soul rest in the bosom of the Lord, Amen 
Posted by Chijioke Okereke on February 6, 2021

Uncle, the news of your death came as a shock to us. Words are not enough to describe your personality. You were a rare gem as shown by the tributes pouring in. You had a good sense of humour.

Inspite of your accomplishments, you remained humble and a true servant of Christ. Thank you for being part of our lives.

For those you left behind - Auntie Uche, Ugo, Chi Chi, Chima and Uzo, may God give them the strength to bear this shocking loss.

Maureen and I miss you uncle.
Mama Uche miss you.
JNC Okereke family miss you.

Rest in peace uncle Hubert until we meet to part no more.

Chijioke and Maureen JNC Okereke
Posted by EZEKWESILI-OFILI JOSEPHIN... on February 5, 2021
You were a true gentleman, quiet, calm and a man of integrity. You made our Aunty Uche very happy. It was obvious to behold. We thank God for the life you lived. As it is appointed unto man to die, God has chosen to take you at this time. Rest in perfect peace in the Lord's bosom Amen.
Posted by Onyi Okoko on February 5, 2021
We really got the news of the demise of our boss Oga Hubert with a heart full of sorrow for the great loss. But in all sincerity we console our selves that he lived a life full of dedication and service to both God and humanity. He was an epitome of righteousness and integrity. To work in a high profile environment like Shell in Nigeria and yet was humble enough to be a shining light of the love of Christ in his workplace community. As stated in the Epistle of James he was not only a hearer but also a doer of all that he imbibed as a an ardent and unequivocal follower of Christ.
As a young Engineer in Shell Nigeria several decades back he was our boss and mentor both in Port Harcourt, Lagos and Warri offices. He always endeared us to discharge our functions diligently but most of all to be above board in all our doings. He was a core professional who discharged his office with high sense of diligence and integrity. He left Shell with his head held high both among the staff and the host communities
Later on in life our path crossed again in Houston Texas where he lived not in retirement but doing that which he knew best to do, serving God and humanity. Some 7 years back we visited his home in North of Houston where he lived with his unassuming and humble wife, children and grandchildren. and asked him to honor us in our daughters wedding. He willingly accepted not only to chair the event but requested that our daughter and her husband come back for counselling before the marriage. At the wedding event his words of encouragement was a source of inspiration to all those who attended.
He really lived an exemplary and humble life exuding the life of Christ. As the Holy Spirit comforts and consoles us and the immediate family we are rest assured that Oga Hubert fought a good fight, and finished the race and has received his own crown of righteousness.
For those left behind and mourning him right now may his legacy of total service to God inspire us all that at the end like Paul said in his letter to the Corinthians, after we may have preached none us shall be a castaway in Jesus name. Adieu, we shall surely meet again.
Bro Onyi & Sister Blessing Okoko
Posted by Nneka Amucheazi on February 5, 2021
Uncle Hubert, you will be missed. Rest in the bosom of God.
Posted by KeNgozi Okeke on February 5, 2021
The Lord gave, the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. You loved the Lord and lived for him and served Him with integrity all the days of your life. You have gone home and we know your arrival was celebrated. You will be sorely missed, especially by Uche and the children. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and the extended family. Rest in the bosom of the Lord who loved you and saved you until we meet to part no more. Bishop Ken and Ngozi Okeke
Posted by Prisca Nkwocha on February 5, 2021
Daddy as I called you from the day I met you, I have been in denial since you passed. Its really now setting in. What do I say about you? Where do I start? Since my family met you at ACF Houston, you showed us love, treated me like your daughter. Your sense of humor was just exciting. You never sugar coated anything..If it was not correct, you said so with love. You made me love our Lord Jesus more by the way you did things.
  Your level of puntuality amazing.
When my husband and I came to your home, we saw how far you you lived from ACF , but you were always one of the first to make it there on time.
  I learned a lot from you. A man of wisdom and integrity. You will be missed greatly but will forever be in my heart.My famiily prayed for you everyday from the day you were hospitalized until we passed.
  Spoke with you that morning, lillte did I know it will be the last time I will hear your voice.
 Who will check on us again like you did? You made me not to miss my dad who left us in 2011 too much, now you are gone suddenly. Well I will not mourn like those without hope. I know you are in a better place with our Lord. Rest in peace daddy. I will emulate the things you did. You were consistent in your ways. Very kind.  At your wake service my God everyone sad the same things about you. Tears just ran down my face.
Adieu daddy until we meet again.
Posted by Nneka Oduah on February 5, 2021

I had delayed this tribute to you because I preferred denial that you had left us. When Arinze sent in a tribute, it was easy for me to hide under the guise that it was from both of us, but deep inside me I knew you would have expected me to say a few words.

You remained a daddy that cared for all of us. You taught us sincerity in Christ and how to constantly number our days. You exemplified Christian humility.

Your integrity and uprightness were infectious and your phone calls to ensure we are all doing well and still standing firm in the Lord were preceded with lots of laughter.

While I am saddened that we didn’t speak again before your surprising departure, I assure that Aunty Uche will remain well protected under the legal arrangement you carefully made. As usual, you placed others before yourself.

We miss you, but are comforted that we will reunite on that glorious morning.

Rest in perfect peace daddy.

Your daughter,
E-Lawyer (as you fondly called me)
Posted by Obi Ezekwesili on February 5, 2021
Uncle Hubert's life modeled something really special. He was a rare, almost too good to be true, like a North star constantly pointing us in the direction of our better selves. Clearly, kindness was his super power. His ability to give of himself and his space was unbelievable. Made his home into a revolving door of sorts for folks aspiring or troubled or just family and friends. Had an orbit of people constantly drinking from his wells of kindness and wisdom which was truly remarkable. I often wondered how my aunt kept up with him. Kindred spirits I guess.

I certainly felt uncle Huberts love. My family and career are all splattered with his DNA. He got me my first gig as an undergrad intern which set me on my current career path. Even gave me my first mobile phone, a Nokia 3310 back in the day at PH. Sharon and I would always be grateful for the months in Houston and his guidance through our early days as parents.

I'll miss his warm persona, his principled grit, which was sometimes annoying depending on what side of the moral compass youre were operating in; and underlying all that, his deep and enduring faith. A Christian in the truest sense. I'll miss watching him and grandma Uche, always giggling under their breaths, like two peas in a pod and their never ending cycle of morning devotions.

Thinking about today as he is laid to rest, my heart breaks. The world needs more lights like uncle Hubert. Would have loved to spend more time together, perhaps show him how much his life has meant; but we're reminded of the inevitability of the seasons of life. Thank you uncle Hubert for the life life you lived and the example you showed. We'll try to make you proud.
Posted by Iphie Ezuma-Ngwu on February 5, 2021

It is with deepest sorrow and sadness that we write this tribute to our uncle, Mazi Hubert Okugo Nwokolo. He had a wonderful personality - humble, kind, loving, soft spoken, caring and a good soldier of Christ. Your sudden death came as a rude shock. We prayed for a fast recovery but God in his infinite wisdom knows best. Sometimes, words can neither express the pain nor describe loss in any meaningful way. But we thank God for the memories we shared.

May our Lord protect your family - Auntie Uche, Ugo, ChiChi, Chima, Uzo and all the loved ones you are leaving behind and give them strength to cope with your loss.

We pray that God Almighty grant you safe resting in perfect peace till resurrection day, Amen!!!
Adieu, Great one!
May you journey well with the angels and find your peace in God’s bosom.

Mazi Nnanna & Adamazi Ifeoma Ezuma-Ngwu and family

Posted by Ezinne Udezue on February 4, 2021
To my special Uncle “Love Courier”
Thanks for stooping below your post, to courier emails between my now husband and I before we even knew what was brewing.
You could see our love growing, you called it and continued to tease me about it. 

Thanks for the love you showed my husband and our family. Thank you so much for being such an example to Oji and I and to so many others.

Uncle Hubert, we’ll miss you terribly but I am comforted by the fact that you lived such a rich and purposeful life. We’ll see you on the other side ...with that mischievous smile of yours.

Rest well.
Posted by Rev. Dr. Pastor Theresa U... on February 4, 2021
So my Daddy Hubert Nwokolo.hmmmmmI You told me that your CALABAR ne is #ERRENOWO ITIABA."
On Prayerl ine you faithfully called out very Loud without Missing my 7 names:
Her Excellency
Rev. Dr.Pastor
Mother Theresa
Queen L o l ooooooh
This was done everyday Monday through Saturday at 5am to 6am hour ofvPrayers.BUT FOR REAL YES YOU ARE MEANING
Hmmmmmm my Daddy Nwokolo Hubert you are and is always will be remembered as 7 in one man
I will never forget the first Laptop you Donated to my Daughter through your Wife Mommy Mrs. Uche Nwokolo.
How Mommy Uche tra eled long distance to Africa Nigetia and happily handed it over to my Daughter Hope in the Savior.
I am glad you are peaceful
No more pains
No.more Stern in the heart
No more underlining sickness
Rather Joy
Great Reward to Serve the Lord in fear and trembling

Oh oh oh I and our Prayer Group will rember you till dead do us Part.
God had need of you at God's own CALENDA
Daddy Hubert Nwokolo We release yoi to your Maker
I love U
But Gid love U more.
I pray for my mommy Uche and Childre n grandkids to life much more LongetrHealthily Happy life in Jesus Mighty name Amen
Rev. Pastor

Posted by Chieze Ibeneche-Nnewihe on February 4, 2021
Uncle Hubert was a kind, generous, Godly man, who had a great sense of humor and whose quiet humility commanded the utmost respect. He was a wonderful example of a loving husband and father, a doting grandfather and the best progressive Naija Uncle you could ask for.

My fond memories of Uncle started in Ogunu, Warri when we would attend weekly bible study with our parents and Friday youth bible club in his home; always so welcoming he would greet us with a smile and a joke ready to go! Even back then as a child I recall how he was so approachable, so warm, so distinct, we always looked forward to visiting.

Over the years, I was blessed to see Uncle at various points as an adult, while in undergrad and grad school, on my wedding day and at various joint family events and celebrations with now my own children in tow. Uncle aged like fine wine, more wisdom and grace and as always so playful with the kids.

It's hard to accept that he's gone, that I won't see his trademark smile or be in his quiet presence again, but I'm thankful to have all the wonderful memories I do. He left and indelible impression on me and I know on so many others, in so many ways, not the least of which was to aspire to emulate him in his Christian walk, marked by steadfastness and a heart for God's people.

You are and will continue to be missed Uncle. I am comforted only knowing you are getting your well deserved rest in our Father's kingdom. Rest well Uncle, rest well.
Posted by Chinwe Enemchukwu (Nee Ma... on February 5, 2021
My angelic , most humble Hubert rest peacefully in the bosom our Lord JESUS CHRIST. Ka chi foo.
Posted by Clifford Obih on February 4, 2021
Bro. Hubert Nwokolo was an exemplary child of God, prominent and powerful, yet humble. He touched the lives of many, a dedicated soul-winner for Christ indeed. He was faithfully serving the Lord until he was called home to glory. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints (Ps. 116:15). We pray for God’s strength, comfort and peace for his family and all who were acquainted with him.

Clifford & Patience Obih
Posted by Eunice Metu on February 4, 2021
Dear Mazi,

Thank you for your positive impact, love and immense care towards our family. You will surely be missed. Rest well.

From Eunice- On behalf of Charles Ezuma family.
Posted by Nwakife Onuzo on February 4, 2021

Okugo, I got to know you in the early years of my marriage. At that time, you and Uche were living just a stone's throw from us in Lagos before your job took you out of Lagos. Only two compounds separated our two.

In 2014, during the battle over Emy's life in Dallas, you and Uche came around to encourage me. I will never forget.

Then in 2018, when my daughter gave birth to her second child, you again came to see us, this time you and Ugo. You left an indelible impression on me each time. You remained consistently of a noble character. You remained the same very caring and gentle Okugo.

You have only gone ahead of us. You ran your own race well and you finished well. I pray that those of us still running will also finish well so that, by and by, we shall all be reunited in glory never to part again in the name of Jesus. AMEN
Posted by IMELDA OSEMELE on February 4, 2021
My dear uncle Hubert Nwokolo, our ACF Houston uncle, daddy and brother. MOG, lover of Jesus Christ, voice of wisdom, peacemaker, choir master, encourager, comedian. Our loss is heaven's gain. We miss you terribly, you have left a deep void but we mourn with hope. Rest till we meet again at the feet of Jesus. We love you - ACF Houston Women.
Posted by Ify Ezeako on February 4, 2021
Elder Nwokolo, known to me as my in law but he took me as one of his sisters. A giant who worked and served God until his death. An encourager, adviser, moderator, and ur generosity to me will not be forgotten. An epitome of humility, grace, kindness, honesty, gentleness, and a true Christlike nature. I am privileged to know and interacted with you. May your soul rest in peace. Sis Ify Ezeako
Posted by Mufutau Babs Oyeneyin on February 4, 2021
Adieu Hubert. And thanks for those years of friendship and mentoring.
May your gentle soul continue to rest in peace in the bosom of The Lord.
Posted by Rex Onuh on February 4, 2021
Uncle, as fondly called in NIFES will be missed greatly. Your simplicity and generosity cannot be forgotten.

Uncle Hubert, what a great encouragement you were to me especially and to NIFES. It was and still hard for me to believe you have gone. My last phone conversation with you on 9th Dec 2020 is still fresh. It’s well.

The entire NIFES family members and I have taken solace in the fact and reality that you have gone to a better place- our Lord’s presence.

May the Lord strengthen and comfort mummy and the family in Jesus name. Amen.

Rex Onuh
National Director
Posted by Chris Okugo on February 3, 2021
A Tribute to Mazi Hubert Okugo Nwokolo — Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Amuvi Foundation North America (AFNA)

We mourn with heavy hearts the death of our legendary elder statesman and Chairman of our Board of Trustees - Late Mazi Hubert Okugo Nwokolo. 
Mazi Hubert Okugo Nwokolo’s legacy will remain evergreen in our hearts for the exemplary life he lived.
We thank you Mazi Hubert for your leadership. As our leader you modelled the behavior you expected from us and showed great emotional intelligence in all our meetings with you. We learned so much from you especially how respectfully you treated people around you regardless of their status in life.
Mazi you were instrumental in the formation of AFNA organization. You single handedly managed the initial projects to provide infrastructure for Amuvi Comprehensive Secondary School, so that it would get approval from the Abia State Ministry of Education. The Amuvi Secondary School will remain grateful for your record setting financial contributions and the material resources you provided to build the school.
Thank you Mazi for all your contributions to sustain our organization and the champion of all AFNA fund raising campaigns to support development efforts in our Amuvi village. You lead the AFNA fund raising campaign that provided financial support to rehabilitate the Amuvi Health Clinic. Thank you for your encouragements and your generous contributions to support the AFNA COVID-19 project to provide palliative care to the elderly and poor in our village. Your humility and kindness cannot be forgotten. We will forever remember your many achievements.
Thank God for the opportunity to see you at what is now your last AFNA Convention on September 5th, 2020. Though a virtual convention, we were able to fully interact with you to appreciate how kind and wonderful you are. Your presence and support were the main reason the meeting was deemed very successful and you convinced AFNA to lead the effort to build the proposed Amuvi Multipurpose Hall. The AFNA Convention September 5th, 2020 is dedicated to your memory. We pray the Almighty God will continue to guide and protect your family. Heaven is now your home. Rest in Peace.

Mazi Chris Okugo,
President Amuvi Foundation North America
Posted by Tamunoye Bob-Manuel on February 4, 2021
          (PA NWOKOLO)
From: Engr. Tamunoye & Grace Bob-Manuel & children.

It's with shock we received the news of the passing on of Pa Nwokolo, as we called him, back in those days in Warri & Port Harcourt, because of how he exhuded fatherly qualities. 

We count ourselves privileged that we knew & interacted with him, especially on the platform of the Souls Harvesters' Ministries, where he featured prominently in the areas of Marriage Life Seminars & Counseling that blessed our homes. Pa Nwokolo was, indeed, a quintessential gentleman that had Noble qualities of love, humility, being approachable & accommodating, etc. In giving, he didn't consider his own convenience.

Our brother, Pa Nwokolo, may the Good Lord, whom you served, reward you with Stars on your Crown & give your amiable wife, Uche & your lovely children the courage to bear your absence & carry on with the legacy you left behind.

Adieu, our beloved brother.

From: Engr. Tamunoye & Mrs. Grace Bob-Manuel & children: Dapribo, Tamuno-Ibim & Otonyemieba.

Posted by Chinedum Nwogbe on February 3, 2021
Oga Hubert, the news of your passing came as a huge shock to us because we never heard that you were sick at any point. However, we have come to accept that this is the reality of life, according to William Shakespeare “ the world is a stage, and all men merely players”. We all testify that you played your part excellently. The lives you touched will remain a testament to the good role you played here on earth.
I remember, You were the head of a sub-section of Petroleum Engineering Department East when I joined Shell in 1980. I looked up to you as a role model who exemplified humility, diligence, honesty, and an uncompromising God fearing nature. You stood for fairness irrespective of the repercussions and fought for those who couldn’t fight for themselves. We will forever be grateful. We know that it has pleased the lord to call you home at such a time as this. You will be sorely missed.
Goodnight Sir.
Posted by Ivy Nwogbe on February 3, 2021
My dear Uncle, I have struggled so much to write this tribute because there are no words to express the shock we felt at the news of your passing. Yet every passing day is a reminder of the reality that the Lord has called you home to rest in his bosom. You were an epitome of grace, kindness, humility, honesty, gentleness, wisdom and a true- Christlike nature. Heaven must be rejoicing over their gain of a rare gem. I still remember our last visit to your home and you and auntie Uche made us feel at home. We were treated to so many delicacies prepared by our ever loving and caring Auntie Uche. Your words of wisdom and counsel were like apples of gold in pictures of silver encouraging us with your own life experiences and your confidence in the Lord that can work all things together for good for his Children. Indeed your sacrificial love and kindness will be missed but we take solace in knowing that you fought the good fight and you have finished the race and kept the faith. We pray that our good Lord would wrap his arms around your precious family and grant them the comfort and fortitude to bear this great loss.
Adieu Uncle, sleep on and rest in his bosom.
Posted by UzoAzie Oko on February 4, 2021
Uncle m, my darling uncle, uncle Okugo!
My ever smiling, gentle, humble, kind, amiable, loving and lovable uncle has gone.
Oke osisi erurugo daa, umu nnunu ejugo ofia.
On hearing the news of your sickness, we prayed and prayed and prayed; that God would heal you. But our God knows best. _His thoughts are not our thoughts, neither are His ways our ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are His ways higher than our ways, and His thoughts than our thoughts._[Is55:8-9]
Father, we take solace in Your word:
_Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints._ [Ps116:15]

_... Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them._ [Rev. 14:13]

Uncle m, I can still hear you teasing me, "miss anyi n'akpo m Uzzy". Oh, your memory lingers on.
Uncle m, naa n'udo.
Posted by Dotimi Anthony on February 3, 2021
I still can't bring myself to believing that you're no more amongst us, you  have been a Great support to my Family and i, your words of advice made a great intact and difference

Grandpa as we fondly call you , we miss you so much.
You have been a pillar in our marriage, you counseled us
During our wedding preparations and stood by us whenever we were down . You made us understand the true meaning of husband and wife and for that we are so grateful that our heavily father brought your our way.

You are love by many and everyone always wanted to come over to your house to visit and spend time with you and your jokes. It was such a lovely feeling.

Thank you for taking and treating everyone with so much love and care both Great and Small. You're indeed a GrandPa to all.

Adios Grandpa
Posted by Ola Sobande on February 3, 2021
I first met Hubert in 1965 when Shell invited brilliant students of Maths & Physics, from all over Nigeria to Port Harcourt, Nigeria for scholarship exams for study in the UK. Hubert & I were among the successful few. We met again in Warri in 1973 working with Shell. Hubert was a devoted Christian, honest & really focussed. May his soul rest in peace. Ola Sobande
Posted by Dr. Obioma Ubaka on February 2, 2021

     Mazi Hubert Okugo Nwokolo popularly known in my home as “Uncle Hubert” was my favorite uncle. Everyone in my home knows that he took a special interest in me. Whenever he came to visit, I would be by his side the whole time until he left. When I heard he passed away a part of me also died. I respected and loved my uncle Hubert a lot and really cherished the bond we had.
     To most people my uncle was a very lovable, friendly and kind man. He worked for several years with Shell B.P. and took his job and life very seriously. His passion was his family, career, and his church activities of which he dedicated most of his life to be the best he could be. Even though this is how most of the world saw him, my uncle and I had a special relationship. I remember when I was a child, he would visit our family and he would always spend time with me. We would play with my toys or he would read to me. I could tell even at a young age that he really cared for me. When I graduated from Pharmacy school in Houston, he flew down from Maryland to attend my graduation. He tried not to miss important events in my life. He was an extremely loving and caring man.
     I learned a lot from my uncle over the years. He reinforced what my parents taught me, that one should always have God in one’s life. While I was on holidays at his house, we never missed morning devotion for a single day. I attended fellowship with Uncle Hubert and Auntie Uche. On Sundays after church we also stayed back for fellowship. Even though he was usually very busy with work he always made time to talk to me and teach me life lessons. 
     Uncle Hubert has lived a devout life as a Christian. He was an upright and just man, humble, charitable, loving, and peaceful. I know he is in heaven with the angels and saints. However, I will miss him dearly. I will miss spending time joking around with him and his positive attitude. I will miss our talk. I hope that I will be able to impart, all I have learned from him, in people around me. I will miss you Uncle Hubert. I appreciate everything you taught me and all the time we spent together. Love you always and Rest in Perfect Peace. 

Dr. Obioma Ubaka
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted by Ngozi Ivunanya Okoro on February 2, 2021
Even as a child, I knew that uncle Hubert was different from everyone else .

He always had a calm and soothing presence and would give me big bear hug at very meeting. He was the epitome of dignity, integrity and honor; and I knew that such qualities were rare.

One of his most important traits was his tremendous faith; he loved the Lord Jesus with all his heart. Everyone who came around him was drawn to that light “...your light must shine before others that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Heavenly Father”...THAT was my uncle!

Adieu Uncle dearest! I will miss you more than words can say. Rest in the bosom of the Lord .

Ngozi Ivunanya Okoro
Posted by Scripture Union Port Harc... on February 3, 2021
Our brother Hubert Nwokolo, we heard about your demise and feel very saddened. You were very much a part of us way back the late 1970's. What is now known as Scripture Union Port Harcourt Region was just a group meeting in Township School, Moscow Road, Port Harcourt. By then, you were already a senior member of Shell Port Harcourt. You were living in one of the choicest parts of Port Harcourt. At the time the bulk of us were riding 'legedis benz', but in spite of the social disparity, you saw us as family and took the trouble to drive all the way from one end of town (Shell R.A.) to come share fellowship with your brethren. That was your level of commitment and show of love for Christian fellowship. Ever self-effacing, treasuring the fellowship of the brethren. You never minded the uncomfortable benches we sat on; you and your dear wife Sis. Uche, gladly shared those benches with the rest of your brethren.

What mattered to you was to join hands with the rest of us to ensure that the Scripture Union cardinal aim of reaching out to children and young people was realised. You were a very active member of SU and from time to time when you went on overseas assignment, you held warm memories of us; so you eagerly got back into fellowship on your return. That was the Hubert we knew, and that is the Hubert we are missing so greatly.

We will like to use this opportunity to commiserate with our dear sister Uche and the children. Our brother we know; your husband and father we know, was a dedicated Christian and in his life time he had lived a life that all of us are proud of and which you should be proud of too. A day will come when all of us will meet out there. So take heart, knowing that his life was not in vein; it was a life well lived to the glory of God.

We pray that you will continue to find comfort in the Holy Spirit. And that the joy of the Lord will be your strength. Our hearts are with you. God bless you in Jesus name.
Posted by VICTOR EMENARI on February 2, 2021
Tribute to our friend Hubert Okugo Nwokolo from the Emenari Family.

My dear brother Hubert, thank God for a life well-lived. I remember you telling me about how you helped my senior brother Ako Eseonu when you both worked in Shell Company Nigeria. You have been a big brother to me. I can hear you say "C cheregodu". You exemplified a model of greatness, a wonderful counselor, and a passionate leader. I will miss you, My family and the ACF Washington, DC. will miss you.-Cecilia.

It is really hard to accept your departure. I got to know you at UNN while studying with your wife Sis. Uche. Your character is very amiable. Your impact on my personal life can not be fully expressed. It is very pleasant to be in your company due to your love, humility, making tough issues look simple with wise counsel, adding healthy fun to a joyful moment. Who will forget your encouraging song "Wherever He leads, I'll go, Wherever He leads, I'll go, I'll follow my Christ who loves me so, Wherever He leads, I'll go."
You have served our Lord Jesus Christ fully and as St Paul in 2 Timothy 4:8, "Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing." Adieu, good friend Hubert Okugo Nwokolo. Rest in Perfect Peace till we meet and part no more. To God be the glory.
Posted by Chinwe Erinne on February 2, 2021
Tribute to my In-Law Engr. Hubert O. Nwokolo

To Hubert we called each other “Ocho-Okwu”, sometimes, in-laws come in the form of “brothers from another mother”. That was my relationship with my cousin’s husband Hubert. Little did we know that God is going to call your name that faithful day. In life/death we loved you dearly. You left us precious memories, your love is still our guide. Yes, we cannot see you but you are always by our side. You touched so many lives with your kindness, caring, loving and peaceful nature. You will surely be missed.

Our family chain is temporarily broken and nothing seems the same. As God calls us one by one, the chain will be linked again in Jesus Name, Amen.

Rest in Perfect Peace.

Mrs. Chinwe Erinne (Nee Menakaya) & Family.
Posted by Dumga Dumga on February 2, 2021
My dearest Uncle Hubert, you remained a strong father figure in my life. You and Aunty Uche stood for me in my early days in Phc.  Thank you for all the counselling. Thank you for adding your prestigious presence to my life. Thank you for your sincere care; it was from you that I learned first-hand the practical way to "love your neighbour as you love yourself". You taught me how not to make political statements but rather to say what I mean. Thank you for all the good people I met through you. Thank you for never forgetting me...I often wondered how you did it, to remember everyone though your circle is large! I still cry when i remember a phone call from a lady I never knew, when you left for your last cross-posting, saying you asked her to always check on me and be close to me since you were leaving Phc. My God, so thoughtful! You and Aunty always ask after me little wonder at the wake of this unfortunate pandemic I got a message from Aunty asking if I had left Kazakhstan and if all was well with me. Only a father and mother would do that. God bless you. Chinedu, Chinazo and I are truly grateful.

I had no clue it will end like this. I was taken unawares. How can this be??? My strong Uncle! You taught me how to beat jet lag! I used your technique to appear fresh at work after a long haul flight. I still can't believe I will never see you again to discuss issues of life. Well, it's all in God's hands. Rest on dear Uncle Hubert. Enjoy worshipping at the feet of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. May the grace and peace of the Lord embrace Aunty Uche; I pray the Holy Spirit to embrace and comfort all you left behind. Amen.

Lots of love,
Chidumga Okoye

Posted by Maduka Ekpunobi on February 2, 2021
Tribute to Uncle and Grand Uncle Hubert.......from Maduka Ekpunobi & family

To say we were shocked and saddened when we received the sad news of your passing which occurred on the 13th of January 2021 would be an understatement. We were absolutely devastated.
You were our ever smiling, loving, caring and friendly uncle, grand uncle, and father all those years back in Shell Residential Area, Port Harcourt. Your passing brings great sorrow to us and we cannot understand why it had to happen now but as the scripture admonishes us to do in all things, we return all glory to almighty God who it pleased to bless you with a long, fruitful, and fulfilled life.
Uncle and grand uncle Hubert, you loved us and cared for us. Your house was always open to us and even though they did not have age mates in your house, the children enjoyed visiting you regularly to play with you and grand aunty Uche. You were there for us and always gave us wise counsel which played a significant role in shaping our, and in particular, the children’s lives. Your life was exemplary and worthy of emulation and we are privileged to have benefited a great deal and learnt a lot from you, for which we will remain eternally grateful.
We recollect with nostalgia the occasion of your 70th birthday celebration in Port Harcourt in January 2016 when we were all there dancing and rejoicing with you. We were looking forward to being part of your 80th birthday celebration but it has pleased the Lord to recall you to His everlasting kingdom.
Fare thee well uncle and grand uncle Hubert. You have fought a good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith, and you have bowed out in honour and glory. You left a legacy of love and care which will continue to guide us in life.
To aunty and grand aunty Uche, and our cousins Ugo, Ada, Chima and Uzo, we extend our sincere heartfelt condolences. May the good Lord comfort you and give you the strength to bear the sad loss.

- Ifeanyi, Ebuka, Chizom, Tonia and Maduka EKPUNOBI

Posted by Chinwe Onyeka on February 2, 2021
This is a tribute so difficult for me to write.
Uncle Hubert, what can I say about you that has not been said?
I first met you during your wedding to our beloved Auntie Uche, my Mum's kid sister. At first sight, everyone fell in love with your captivating smile. Everything about you was excellent.
I have always wondered if you have ever had any misunderstanding with your darling-darling (as you call yourselves). Your marriage to Auntie Uche was "Made in Heaven".
Your beautiful home was open to everyone.
When Mummy was living in Houston, you and Auntie took so much care of her. Her refrigerator was always filled with assorted food dishes from your house. Even when she moved to Florida, you were instrumental to mailing massive containers of soup to Mummy.
You were filled with love for all members of our family and we equally appreciated and loved you.
We prayed and prayed for your recovery and when it happened, many of us almost questioned God because we wanted you to still be with us. 
As it has pleased your God whom you faithfully served to call you home, we submit to His will.
You are one in a million and we will sorely miss you dear Uncle Hubert, a perfect gentleman and a child of God to the core. Just know that we will forever love you!!!
Jee ije gi nke oma.

Posted by Uchechukwuka Emmanuel Odi... on February 2, 2021
My handsome Grandpa.

I thank God our parts crossed, you impacted my life in some many ways, your advice, jokes and most importantly your open and welcoming arms towards all.(hospitality)

You were a true definition of humility even at your age you treated all with so much respect and love.

Thank you for all you were to my family and I.
we love you!!!
rest on grandpa.
Posted by DENNIS IGBOKO on February 1, 2021


I met Mazi Hubert Nwokolo as a teenager in Port Harcourt during the Biafran War when he visited his aunt (Stanley Okoronkwo’s mother). We reconnected in Enugu when I would visit their family in Coal Camp. His friendship over the years is something I will always cherish.

One poignant memory occurred after my mom’s passing in Amuvi Arochukwu. Mazi came by to pay condolences to our family and encourage me. On three different occasions he came by when I wasn’t there, a point he made in a note he gave my sister! Fortunately, his willingness to make a fourth attempt was a visit that comforted my heart and strengthened my faith. I’m so thankful for his persistence and will always cherish his words of wisdom.

Mazi Hubert Nwokolo was a larger-than-life figure to me, a rare breed, the patriarch of his family and a gift to Amuvi Village. I see him as a beacon on the hill, as a light and shining example to everyone who met him. He was a giver, not a taker, and poured his life into those around him. He represented the best in us….we have truly lost a Giant.

We thank his family for allowing us to share this wonderful man—his kindness and generosity—over the years. May the memories we have shared together, especially with AFNA, continue to be a source of strength and comfort as we mourn this tremendous loss.

May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace in the bosom of his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.

By: Dennis Ume Igboko and Family.
Posted by Cyril Orji on February 1, 2021
The news of Hubert's death came as a rude shock to me and my family. It was indeed one of those most unexpected deaths. Hubert was a prominent son of Amuvi Arochukwu. In every conceivable human aspect, he was very successful. As a younger person, he had that unusual skill of being both a first class student and a first class athlete. Hubert's death is still hard to accept. But it's God's time and not ours. Shakespeare tells us in Macbeth that "life's but a walking shadow." Referring to Hubert in the past tense should make us all come to the realization that life is nothing than "a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more."

We pray to God for the repose of Hubert's soul.

Cyril & Adanma Orji
Jackson, NJ
Posted by Ego Anya on February 1, 2021
Uncle oooooo, I have struggled for two weeks now to write a tribute but failed each time.

Even the knowledge that he is with Jesus now has not helped to dull the pain of his passing. Uncle just left too soon. To think that I will not see him nor hear his voice again while still here is unthinkable.
He had a unique way of touching lives. Knowing him was a blessing itself. He indeed lived with eternity in view.

Uncle you will be missed greatly, but I thank God because I knowv you are with Jesus Christ where there will be no sorrow, pain or sickness of any kind.

Aunty Uche, I pray that our God (who works in mysterious ways to perform His wonders) will in His infinite mercy take care of you and all yours.
Posted by Joy Iheobi on February 1, 2021

Uncle, “Fear God and you will have nothing else to fear” are the very words you put on the wall of your office in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
As a beacon of light you lived out every letter of the above phrase on a daily basis to the glory of God.
Your dedication to knowing God and making him known was so palpable, contagious and a challenge to us all.

Godliness was your true identity;
Humility was your daily garment;
Love , generosity, care and sacrifice for all was your every day language and act;
Integrity was your lifestyle;
Humour was your way of lifting up every heart around you.
The beautiful life you lived and the very many souls you touched can not be put to words. 

May the good Lord strengthen and comfort Aunty Uche , your entire family and the body of Christ.

You are forever loved, cherished and missed.
Rest gloriously in your Father’s Peace and love ❤️
Adieu Uncle
Posted by Chris Iheobi on February 1, 2021
Hubert was a senior colleague in Shell Petroleum in Nigeria. He was remarkable in sharing his Christian faith by words and his lifestyle. 
He was equally lively with rib-cracking jokes that will remain evergreen in my memory.

Your exemplary life will remain a challenge to all of us.

Rest in the everlasting peace in the bosom of the the Lord Jesus. Amen.

Posted by Doris Onyia on February 1, 2021
It is very hard to believe that you are no more.
I know by Gods grace you are in heaven with your maker.
  I and my family will never forget you , you are indeed a great respected man.
With tears dropping out of my eyes I say rest in peace sir.
You will surely be missed forever sir.
   I pray that God almighty will console your wife and your entire family in Jesus mighty name Amen.
     Chiamaka, and Charles Onyia.
Posted by uzor oparaku on February 1, 2021
Daddy Nwokolo! as he is fondly called by many or almost everyone at African Christian Fellowship Houston Chapter, blessed me and my children tremendously while I was in the United States for my SJD studies. He impacted my life in a manner and magnitude that I will never forget. I have since learnt to love and give of my resources and self without expecting anything in return just as he love me and my children without expecting anything in return from a poor Nigerian student. I was hoping that I will see you again when I visit Houston, but alas heaven had other plans. Sleep on Sir! till we meet to part no more. You are forever missed Sir. Dr Uzoma Prince-Oparaku
Posted by Joy Njoku on February 1, 2021
Elder Hubert I find it deficult to stop crying for your death. Glory to God you are in His bossom. Yourlove mercy compassion and help to my family is indelible in my family's heart.You were another father to the family. My children are still crying. God will comfort and console my sister Uche and your children.It's like a dream. Rest in the Lord.
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