ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, IRENE ESEROKPE (nee Clarke), born on May 11, 1959, and passed away on May 8, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Emily Edukugho on May 11, 2021
A poem by Oritsetimeyin Jnr.

I never knew this day will come.
You have been with me all these years correcting us when we do wrong.
Petting us with love and care.

I never knew this day will come that you will be gone so suddenly.

Remembering the guidance and help when we fall, breaking us through every wall, giving us shelter in the troubling thunder and caring for us with the sweetest tender.

Oh how I wish you could take the first stand for me and you to take the last dance.

I never knew this day will come.
Here my loving, caring and ever ginger big anty stand and look at the fearless bounty there protecting the castle.

She never lost but won the battle

With the strict beating then, I thought you were my enemy but you told me that this day I will remember.

Now I sing the sweet song of melody.
you and me shall surely remember

Your son OJ
Posted by Joachim Keke on May 11, 2021
This comes as a shocker to me. I really still dont understand why good people have to die but who am I to question God. I remember vividly for the little time I had the priviledge of knowing you, your constant prayers and words of encouragement never seized to pour out from your heart to me each time we spoke over the phone. I remember just like yesterday your served me sumptuous Starch and Banga soup. My very first time of tasting it. Your smile and gentleness knows no bound. So sad haven't been able to visit you again ma. Till we meet to part no more. Rest in the bossom of our Lord. You would be greatly miss. And I pray God grant us all the fortitude to bear this loss. Amen. Rest in peace Ma.
Posted by Marilyn Uso on May 11, 2021
Dear Auntie Irene,
Thank you for all the joy and laughter you’ve always brought us. Even as you went through personal trials you still cared and found time to celebrate with others in times of happiness and provide comfort in times of sadness.
Your external beauty is only superseded by your internal beauty and strength.
Although we may not see you now, especially as it’s your birthday today 11 May 2021, we know you remain with us always and will continue to celebrate your life with all those beautiful memories you have left us.
You are forever loved Auntie Irene

Marilyn Uso
Posted by Michael Ayonmagbemi on May 11, 2021
My Sister Kporo,
Where do I start? Im still in shock, however, as in all things we give thanks, my fond memories will always remain, Lagos, Sapele, Kano all joyful memories, your always cheerful smile, your ever caring presence, memories that nothing can ever take away, fare thee well my sister, light perpetual guide you as you go, heaven has gained one.

Adieu Sister Irene.

Your dearest Nosh.
Posted by ifeoluwa osinowo on May 11, 2021
Aunty I will always remember how you took upon yourself the responsibility of taking care of us when Mummy died. You selflessly turned aside from your own needs and made our own needs at the time your priority and you did it with such love and vigor. You never expected anything in return because that was just who you were. I wish I could have told you more how much I appreciated that. 

For me this is your legacy: putting the needs of others above your own. A tough act to follow but follow we must. A great light has left us, but you left us with a sterling example to follow. I will do my best to love like you did, selflessly with abandon. Rest well ma.
Posted by Mojoyin Balogun on May 11, 2021
My ‘stay cool’ Aunty Irene. Didn’t realize this was going to come this soon! My first memories of you was you coming off the train at Railway Compound all the way from Kano to visit us. We would be excited and scared at the same time because your love for cleaning was legendary. Lol! You would clean the entire house and make us join you even if there was nothing left to clean, always looking for one work or the other. But it was just who you were, clean, meticulous, a great cook and the original ‘harsh queen’ ❤️❤️

You were so family oriented, always turning up for everyone, the life of the party, full of jokes and dance steps. You turned up for my us when my mom was ill and you were there for my Dad long after she left us.

You will forever be missed my Aunty! Say hello to Grandma and your beautiful sisters in heaven. We love you!
Posted by Temiloluwa Osinowo on May 11, 2021
My Manchester pikin! This is like de ja vu for me, but what can I do as God knows best. You were very humble, simple, fun loving, always cheerful and very very strict! Always ready to show up for family, just like you showed up for my mum, your sister, when she needed it the most just before she passed.

When we go for holidays at Itsekiri Road you were always cleaning and it is me you will call to help you. I used to wonder what you are always cleaning and why you are always 'finding work' for me. Now 7pm sometimes I get up to clean my house even after a very tiring day and I just start laughing at myself.

I am going to miss you most when we have our big family gatherings and you are no longer there to add to the fun and laughs. Always asking after all your "know-know" grandbabies. Always sending me pictures on whatsapp. I am glad we had a chance to talk few days before you passed and I was able to put a smile on your face. That is my biggest consolation.

Goodnight Aunty Irene, and stay cool always!
Temi.
Posted by sylvester eserokpe on May 11, 2021

"Death WHY? How I wish it was a dream & Not a REALITY!
As our heart is still very much loaded, words are not just enough to express our feelings on ur demise. GOD knows it all. The good memories of u will remain evergreen on our mind.
Rest In Perfect Peace till we meet & part no more..Adieu"

(Pst Samuel A. Lawson)
Posted by lina scott on May 11, 2021
Indeed a rare gem ,you are just when I thought I had plans to surprise you by December ,my sis k poro,tears dropped down my eyes when the news came about your demise I still could not believe,I could remember you always call me and would gist with me.and would ask you how are you feeling,you would say my sister I am fime.then I had hope.you were indeed a fighter.but I know you have gone to a better place to be with your maker.but I will always miss you my dear sis k poro.your passing way touched me, I miss you dearly.
Posted by sylvester eserokpe on May 10, 2021
EULOGY TO A HIGHLY VALUED MOTHER AND WIFE.

Indeed a rare gem is gone!
A strict disciplinarian of no equal. A Loving mother, mentor, ever cheerful. A woman of great energy. You will remain a shining example of a dear wife. We celebrate you even in death. Good night and sleep well at the bosom of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. AMEN.

PST. S.T. LAWSON. (OROYE'S FAMILY)
Posted by Shirley Omatseye on May 10, 2021
My sis K,
Sis k for the K as some of us fondly call you. Still cannot believe I am writing a tribute about you. All I can say in my quiet time is Chai! Chai! Death why did you take her early from us.

You were a fighter as you fought so hard,  you were very positive about it, telling us you will defeat it. I had plans for when this whole crazy cancer thing is over, how you and I will travel a lot and just enjoy ourselves, but the wicked hands of death would not let that come to pass.

Growing up you were hard with us, me especially chopped the most beating from you (that was because I was very stubborn and a ‘say it as it is’ child then, still do tho). You were very strict with us to the point that on Saturdays no breakfast for us unless we have done our Saturday chores and taken our bath. Gawd how I hated those days but it made us be who we are today because you were not soft with us and I never said thank you for straightening us to become better children.

Whenever you beat me because of my bad mouth, you will tell me that when you get married I will never step foot in your house, but I was the first person you took to spend the holidays with you. It just shows that those were just words of the moment. 
Your cleanliness then when we were growing up was out of this world, in this time is what is known as OCD.

One of my happiest times with you was when we both boarded the flight to Orlando to celebrate my 50th on a cruise. I could see the joy in your face and it was priceless.
I came up with that idea because I wanted you to experience a trip abroad as well.
Those moments with you in Orlando I will forever cherish.
Heaven has gained a new angel.

Let me end it here by saying Sleep well my darling sister, because I can go on and on.

To say I will miss you is an understatement. All we can say is watch over us, as you are now our guardian angel.
I Love You
Your MAMA as you fondly call me.

Shirley Omatseye
Posted by Orode Edukugho on May 10, 2021
Big Auntyyyy
I never expected that I’d be speaking about you in past tense this early. The day I heard, I sent you a message hoping and praying you would respond to me as always, but then you didn’t.
I’m still in shock about your passing on, I can’t even believe it.
You fought this so hard and you fought it well with so much faith. We all looked up to you and thought you would pull through because you exhibited a lot of strength in our presence.
I find it hard to even stop thinking about you because almost everything I do it’s you who taught me. You would always tell me “ Orode, this thing I’m telling you now, you would think you don’t need it but in the future you will remember me”
Our disciplinarian, I wish I saw you one last time.
I remember when you always told me you wanted to live to see my children and OJ’s children and even all your grandchildren, how you would want to dance at my wedding as my second mother, God keeping you .
Big Aunty, it’s your Orobimbim, please tell me this is a dream and you are still with us.
We love you and we miss you so much. God gives and takes. At least after a fight comes rest, You have fought and the only consolation we have is that you are finally resting with the Lord.
Rest In Peace Big Aunty

Love,
Orode
Posted by Ukamaka Kambai on May 10, 2021
My selfless and ever loving sister Irene , how I will miss your Godly counsels, jokes and laughter. Never a dull moment with you even in your trying times . You were my reference point when it comes to having faith. Your faith in God was unshakable in respective of anything . I had hope that you will come around, oh yes I did . but God decided to take you home
Our loss, heaven gains.
You were the big sister I never had, always looking out for everyone.
I will miss you greatly Sist
Rest on my paddy!!!
Posted by Emily Edukugho on May 10, 2021
My darling sister.
It is with heavy and broken heart that I sit down here to write this. I wish and hope it's a dream and somebody should just wake me up but no it's not.... The reality of it is too real.

Why? Why? Why? Is the question I have been asking since but no answer. Your strong will and faith towards God's words is very strong and this kept you going and fighting hard to the last.

I will always remember your frequent words whenever we talk " don't worry I am fine or I will be fine". You fought very hard to survive and you fought it well but God knows best.
I miss you dearly my sister.

Emily Edukugho
Posted by Ruth Edema-ofoni on May 10, 2021
Rest Our Dear Cousin

Even though you are gone away,
Your love will always be here to stay.
You touched our hearts with so many things.
God knew best,
He took you home to get some rest,
Even though we love you.
Our hearts are filled with so much pain,
God loved you more,
At this time we must let go.
Your memories we will keep forever.
Rest our dear cousin with peace of mind,
Your memories will live on through
Posted by Eserokpe Emmanuel on May 10, 2021
Mummy! Mummy! My sweetheart, so sweet loving and caring mama I have ever had, you suffered for me, you are such a sweet soul.
I remember all the good times we shared, your tender and kind advice that made me what I am today and a significant change has happened to me which I will remember you for, I vowed to do all I can to make you happy during your lifetime.
My secret prayer is for you to make heaven at last and I am very much persuaded that you have made it. To Cap it all with a notable scripture that " To live is Christ and to die is gain".

Your Lovely Son
MeJebi.. A.K.A Kalkulos
Posted by Marvis Akra on May 10, 2021
I'm still in shock that you are gone, when I heard the news, I froze and my countenance changed immediately, I just kept wishing I could turn back the hands of time. I remember your calls, especially when you see my daughter's pictures, mummy will call to say how I've given birth to my mum, because of the resemblance. Then, she'll call my mum to tell her how she has her replica in my house. Distance kept me from seeing you again after we saw last in 2015. I'm short of words and I wish you could come back to us, but I'm also joyful that at last you are resting, away from the troubles of this earth, we love you dearly but the Lord has deemed it fit to call you to himself, and for that, since we're people who have hope in the resurrection, we know that we will meet again. Keep resting in the Lord sweet Mummy.
Posted by Vanessa Omatseye on May 10, 2021
My sweet sweet aunty Irene, I cannot believe I’m writing this for you. No matter how much one prepares for the inevitable, it still doesn’t hurt any less when it happens. I was very hopeful in your years of fighting because of how hopeful and positive you always were about what you were going through. You never showed any weakness in the presence of others, you were unbelievably strong and I will never forget that.

I just wish we had more time aunty. More time for you to still experience other joys of life. More time to still watch us continue to grow, attend our weddings, spoil our babies! Just more timeee. But God always knows best and you fought HARD without a doubt! It’s okay to rest when you can’t take it anymore. Just know that we are okay with you getting to finally rest and be free. Your love and life lives on forever. I know you will be watching over us now, our Angel. Rest In Peace Aunty Irene
I Love you ❤️

Your loving Niece Abanene,

Vanessa Omatseye
Posted by Maryanne Adebayo on May 10, 2021
      A Short Goodbye
Few weeks ago you were flying like you always wanted to, now you’ll fly forever in skies of azure blue, we’ll see your smile in every ray of sunshine after rain and hear the echo of your laughter over all the pain.

Our hearts are missing you each time we see a little cloud we’ll think of you and gently wipe a tear from our eyes for you have been all our life’s days, our joy, our love, our pride
and we know that now you’re living in a peaceful and beautiful environment.
   Sunree O IRENE❤️
Posted by Jennifer Ajayi on May 10, 2021
My dearest mum,I Can't seem to pen my words down of how heartbroken I am about your passing. This is one of the most difficult thing I will ever be asked to do in my life, I knew a day will come like this but not anytime soon probably when you've grown so old which we were all praying for. Death is so cruel to have snatched you away from us so soon leaving us empty.

You gave me so much hope, you loved me unconditionally, you tolerated things for us to have a better life, and just when God gave you a chance to enjoy your life cancer came and gave you the most uncomfortable 4years of your life. I watched you suffer yet your faith was strong in God.

Mum my greatest wish was for you to carry your grand children and shower them with love,just as you showed me, but I guess Gods plans are quite a different from mine, I am so happy we spent time together, you saw me get married, of which you told me was one of the best things God did for you in your life.

My greatest consolation is that you loved God and you served him wholeheartedly and you were deliberate on doing the works of God, and you are resting well. My mamo, my rinren, the sis k for the k, the executive queen of harshness, stay cool, our deaconess as Ayo fondly call you, God bless your soul.

From your babygirl
ORITSEMATOSAN
Posted by Jackline Clarke on May 10, 2021
My one and only sister kporo. ( big sister). Sist K for the K for short as I always hail with whenever I am chatting with you or around you . Words cannot describe the void you left behind with your loved ones but God knows best. You where a disciplinarian to your younger siblings, children, nephews, nieces and to the very small man in your life, your grandson. You where like a small mum to your younger sisters. I use to hate those days growing up in Oleh road sapele, how you always made sure we carry out all our Saturdays chores or else no food but it made us who we are today and I will always be grateful. Joko-d-Joko as u always call me and say you love the way I always make you laugh whenever I am talking or even eating my food due to the funny expressions on my face. Lol That gave me joy to see you laugh even in your lowest moments in life. I am forever blessed to have had you as a senior sister for 61 years plus of your life. 3 days short of 62nd birthday. May your gentle and beautiful soul continue to rest with our creator until we meet to part no more. I love ❤️ you my sist k For the K and your sweet memories will forever remain in our hearts ♥️.

Jackie Clarke
Posted by Olukmo Michael on May 10, 2021
Sis K for D K ..It’s hard facing reality “you have gone to a better place “ you were a wonderful person all round !! Always there for everyone else ... it’s with a heavy heart i say goodbye till we meet again . May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace .

KMO.
Posted by sylvester eserokpe on May 10, 2021
Mummy my super mom aka stay cool aka Manchester pikin, I will forever be grateful to you for everything you have done in my life...and I promise you that we will keep your image here on Earth shinning and we will always remain as one forever
Your only grandson saw you coming out of the room yesterday and said "go back grandma" we were all shocked at his response and distracted him.

Mummy I will make sure I take care of your family here on Earth as you have always taught me to be simple and obidient.

You are now amongst the angels,
Flying high above the sky
With your love still watching over us.
It brings many tears to our eyes.Your spirit will still be with us.
This does not mean the end,
For we will be here for you
Until our time will end.We will never forget you.
You meant too much to us.
We will speak to you in heaven,
And our days we will discuss.Our tears that fall here today
Will remind us of your life.
How you shared your love to everyone,
Sister, Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandmother and Wife.
May the light of our best memories
Guide you on your way.
Through heaven you will travel
Until we all meet someday.
From your children and grandson; Aboyowa,Blessing and Ayirioritse ESEROKPE.

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Posted by Emily Edukugho on May 11, 2021
A poem by Oritsetimeyin Jnr.

I never knew this day will come.
You have been with me all these years correcting us when we do wrong.
Petting us with love and care.

I never knew this day will come that you will be gone so suddenly.

Remembering the guidance and help when we fall, breaking us through every wall, giving us shelter in the troubling thunder and caring for us with the sweetest tender.

Oh how I wish you could take the first stand for me and you to take the last dance.

I never knew this day will come.
Here my loving, caring and ever ginger big anty stand and look at the fearless bounty there protecting the castle.

She never lost but won the battle

With the strict beating then, I thought you were my enemy but you told me that this day I will remember.

Now I sing the sweet song of melody.
you and me shall surely remember

Your son OJ
Posted by Joachim Keke on May 11, 2021
This comes as a shocker to me. I really still dont understand why good people have to die but who am I to question God. I remember vividly for the little time I had the priviledge of knowing you, your constant prayers and words of encouragement never seized to pour out from your heart to me each time we spoke over the phone. I remember just like yesterday your served me sumptuous Starch and Banga soup. My very first time of tasting it. Your smile and gentleness knows no bound. So sad haven't been able to visit you again ma. Till we meet to part no more. Rest in the bossom of our Lord. You would be greatly miss. And I pray God grant us all the fortitude to bear this loss. Amen. Rest in peace Ma.
Posted by Marilyn Uso on May 11, 2021
Dear Auntie Irene,
Thank you for all the joy and laughter you’ve always brought us. Even as you went through personal trials you still cared and found time to celebrate with others in times of happiness and provide comfort in times of sadness.
Your external beauty is only superseded by your internal beauty and strength.
Although we may not see you now, especially as it’s your birthday today 11 May 2021, we know you remain with us always and will continue to celebrate your life with all those beautiful memories you have left us.
You are forever loved Auntie Irene

Marilyn Uso
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Shared by KELLY B on May 10, 2021
She was an amazing woman. Our big cousin aunty. Hearing about your untimely passage brought tears to my eyes. On the Scott group, your presence was always felt, but now, we can't see those amazing pictures of food you post on the group page. You will be greatly missed, you are in a better place resting in peace.