ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jeremiah Addo, 79 years old, born on November 24, 1941, and passed away on February 28, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Mawunyo Addo on May 16, 2022
Today, exactly a year after Papa's Memorial & Thanksgiving Service was held, we wish to thank God for His goodness and mercy that have kept all of us till now.

Thank you to you all....our amazing family and friends, our in-laws, Church families, work colleagues, neighbours, etc (the list is endless!). We appreciate all your help, support, prayers, presence with us, words of comfort, advice, encouragement, gifts, donations, time, acts of service, etc. Thank you for being with us last year. Thank you to those who helped us this year also. Thank you....thank you...thank you.

May God bless and keep us all...& may we live lives that glorify God and impact lives positively.

JD's family is grateful to you!
Posted by Mawunyo Addo on February 28, 2022
Dear Papa,

Today marks one year since you took your last breath. God has been merciful to us as a family and we thank Him for His protection, provision love and care.

JD! Forever in our hearts! Your works and life of faith and courage still speak. We thank God for giving you to us for the many years you were here. Till we meet again, we will continue to work the works of Him Who has called us while it is day - always keeping in mind that night cometh, when no man can work.

God bless your memory and your lineage always!


Amen!


Forever your pension baby,
Mawunyo.
Posted by Mawunyo Addo on November 11, 2021
Eleven-eleven remains in my memory as one of the last and largest gatherings of Papa, his family and friends at Wegbe-Kpalime. It was the Centenary Celebration of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church at the place Papa called 'home' and no one would take away the joy, excitement and preparation for this grand occasion. Papa was very happy - clad from head to toe in the anniversary cloth and ensured that all his family members had sewn and were wearing outfits made in the same cloth too. Children, in-laws, nephews, nieces, friends from church and whoever would listen had been told months ahead about this very-important occasion, and many had been invited to attend. I remember how some of us who had to do a return-trip that Sunday converged at my sister Emefa's home before 6am and were ready to set-off to Wegbe - all of us fully aware that we had to arrive way before the service itself began (Papa was not one to arrive late at Church services). My very good friend and maid-of-honour (Ayele), and my brother-in-law (Max) also joined in - to share in the joy of this 'Holy Village' we had said so much about. You can be certain that enough 'noise' had been made about the celebration! :)

Looking back at pictures from that day and remembering all that went on, I have smiles on my face. :) Papa was a 'GUY' - he knew how to let people share in his joys, and good news was never something to be 'hidden'. Good news had to be shared. Interestingly, today, i interacted for the first time with someone called 'Nyanyuie' - (i.e. 'good news' in Ewe).

Papa's legacy truly lives on! Life is more beautiful with relationships and we should all strive to build many impactful, truthful, well-meaning and lasting ones. May we shun the things that divide us and embrace the things that unite us. May the Lord enable us to let go of the things that have hurt us in the past and embrace a fresh start and a godly perspective on all issues. Amen.

Love God! Love people! 11-11 memories.
Posted by Seloame Addo on July 29, 2021
Papa, 52 years ago on the 28th day of the month of July, you welcomed me into God's wonderful world. Your love, care, support, guidance and fear of God  which you never ceased to instil in me has been my 'Ebenezer'. This is the first time I am have celebrated my birthday without you being anywhere around.  Indeed, your absence is  so noisy in my ears. I miss you so much.  I have grown through all the changing scenes of my life and I thank God for everything. I know the Good Lord will bring me to the expected end you envisaged for me. You are forever loved and missed. I can hear you sing a birthday song for me. I can feel your prayer of blessings over me. I say 'Amen' to answered prayers. Thank you, Papa.
Posted by Mawunyo Addo on June 13, 2021
TRIBUTE FROM MR DAVID KLUDJE TO THE MEMORY OF THE LATE MR JEREMIAH DAVID ADDO.

He cared.
This is a great humble gentleman that run a tremendous race of life and handed the baton over to his children.
My association with Mr Jeremiah David Addo dated back to 1999 when Weto Rural Bank Limited assigned me the responsibility to find a seasoned banker to help streamline the bank’s operation. I did not succeed in my quest to get this fine gentle giant to head the bank. However, I ended up having him to serve at a higher level.
Mr Addo, a retired Barclays Bank Manager at the time was highly recommended. I followed the lead and met him personally. We had lengthy interaction during which I indicated to him, the desire of the Board for him to head the Bank. He disclosed that, though he was on retirement, he could not relocate from Accra to Kpeve; because his wife was still in active service.
The discussions with him revealed that, he was a hands on manager, who had gone through the mill and had an in-depth appreciation of banking. I saw another opportunity and decided to explore it. I suggested devoting one day in a month to visit the bank and received a positive response. This laid the ground work to get him on the board as the professional banker.
In my report to the Board, I included a suggestion that he Mr JD Addo should be considered for directorship position. The Board was receptive to the idea and after the due process, he was appointed a Director of the Bank.
J.D. put his technical knowhow and experience at the disposal of the bank for over a decade. It was a sacrificial job at the time since for several years, each director was responsible for his own transport expenses. This meant Mr. Addo fuelled his car for the return journey from Accra to Kpeve every month to attend the mandatory board meetings. What a sacrifice for a pensioner to make. Aside putting his material resources at the disposal of the bank, he linked us to his contacts and his astute banker friends such as Mr. Kwapong, the first Managing Director of ARB Apex Bank, that on many occasions offered useful advise to us.
It is worth noting that, when the bank management had serious challenge with ledger balancing, Mr. Addo volunteered and spent two weeks at the bank to assist management to unravel the mystery.
Even after he retired from the Board, I continued to consult him on related issues. It’s a great legacy you left.
On this last chance, I say I am grateful and cherish my association with you.
Rest in peace.
Posted by Mawunyo Addo on June 12, 2021
Tribute to Papa by Bishop Kudzo Bekui

A tribute to a man loved by all
I just realized I can’t remember your first name. All that comes to mind is ‘Papa’ because you were a father to all by default
I heard of you from my parents before meeting you for the first time and you lived to the measure of their testimony of you
Your home was a home to me and my family. You called us and offered your home in the capital to us before we even needed it
You thought of and planned for others as Christ, gave up your privacy so others can have a place. I think I can say that like Abraham, you were blessed to be a blessing
The Lord reward you for your labor eternally
Kudzo Bekui
Posted by james ledo on June 8, 2021
It is a privilege to have known Papa Addo. When I was EPSU president in Legon, Mr Addo was always interested in the activities of EPSU on campus. He supported our activities as a guest and also financially. What I loved about all these times was his expression of care for all of us. Personally, my parents talked about him fondly. I also remember that when he visited my parents back then in Ho, He would always come with a gift. I admired humility and joyful countenance. His commitment to support the work of the Lord is commendable.
He will forever remain a man of honor in my heart. A man whose life is truly generational.

Rest In Peace
Posted by Sheila Akyea on May 14, 2021
The Christmas season for the Degbors were never complete with a family visit to the Addos. Uncle JD will always drop by at home to say hello and check up on the family. We remember with found appreciation your support to Mama and us the children when your friend our Dad (Francis Degbor) passed. Mama always says with gratitude your calls to check up on her so often and how you would ask of each of us the children. You were a true gentleman and may the Angels guide your gentle soul to paradise. To Aunty Sophia and the children may God comfort you immensely
Posted by Hayford Mawuli Avedzi on May 14, 2021
Thank you Sister Seloame for inviting me to the Christmas carol service/get together that was organized for Papa while I was in Ghana in December. I’m happy I could see Papa and also share in the great fellowship with all of you. The family, the songs, and the beautiful atmosphere awakened memories of the past. What readily comes to mind is the first few words whenever I met Papa: “Mawuli, eli nyuidea? Wo le afea? Leke nye suku?” (Translation: “Mawuli, how are you? Where have you been? How is school?”). Those words always evoked a sense of genuine interest in my welfare. Papa cared about the welfare of others.

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” (Psalm 116:15). While here, you loved God and worked tirelessly in His service. You personified love for God and neighbour through your actions. You cared deeply and genuinely about everyone you met. Peace-loving and full of good counsel, you would go to any length to ensure people lived at peace. Your love for music, especially hymns, was remarkable. You were almost always able to find a hymn or scripture to capture the moment or teach important lessons. Heaven will rejoice as you join the great angelic choir to sing the praises of our God and King until we meet again at the resurrection.

Papa, you lived a meaningful life that has touched many lives. Though you may be gone from us physically, we will continue to hold on to the memories we made with you. The lessons we gleaned from you over the years will continue to light our paths as we follow in your footsteps.

Rest well Papa!
Dzudzor le nutifafa me!
Posted by Mawuse Abbiew on May 12, 2021
Mawunyo, it's me . You know how we do it. Always there for each other. As you prepare to lay your Papa to rest, I just want to encourage you to stay strong. The next few days may be the most difficult but God is already in the lead and is holding your hands together with all siblings. May God grant Pr. Jeremiah Addo perfect rest in his bossom.
Posted by Cynthia Akafia on May 10, 2021
Mr. Addo as we, the children of Francis Degbor(the Barclays trio), called him was just like a father to us, especially after the demise of his friend Francis Degbor.
Having your been in school with your children and with the proximity of our homes, you welcomed anytime we called on you.

A very gentle and calm soul, Mr. Addo was easily approachable and spoke with wisdom n his advice whenever we visited him.
Eventhough your departure from this world is a great loss to us, I will say yours is a life well lived .

We choose to celebrate you today and are grateful to God for having known you.

Rest in perfect peace
Posted by Mawunyo Addo on May 8, 2021
Papa! The past weeks have been full of many learnings for me. I have been kept by the power of God and by the many testimonies people from all walks of life about how you lived. You were such a great blessing to all who encountered you and we thank God for you!


"We're pilgrims on the journey
Of the narrow road
And those who've gone before us line the way
Cheering on the faithful, encouraging the weary
Their lives a stirring testament to God's sustaining grace....

CHORUS:
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave
Lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful"

JD, may the beautiful footprints you have left lead many to believe in our Lord Jesus Christ...may the impactful life you lived inspire us all to live lives of obedience to God, daily. Amen.
Posted by Joe Kor on May 7, 2021
Gone too soon Papa. You will be missed. I always remember those days when we were young and me and Edem smashed your Toyota car. We were so scared that heaven and hell will break loose. However you were so calmed. The first thing you asked was if we were not hurt. I will never ever forget such act of fatherhood. May you rest in the blossom of the lord till we meet again.
Posted by Elizabeth Bekui on May 7, 2021
It was a privilege getting to know you all these years, Mr Addo. You readily welcomed me and my family into your family and then to Wegbe Kpalime.
I will always remember your kindness- indeed my hope is that it will inspire me to show the same kindness to those who cross my paths.
You will indeed be missed: rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Amenuve Bekui on May 6, 2021
I recall the twinkle of the eyes
The gentle smile of the lips
The wisdom of the words
The warmth of the welcome
The abundance of generosity
The encouragement and support
The joy of your presence
Will stay forever with us
As we continue to celebrate your life by following the example you set us
Hede nyuie
Posted by frederick kwasi Asamoah on May 5, 2021
Papa,

God-Fearing - You've found God's purpose and truth.
Intelligent.
Full of Wisdom and Knowledge.
Bold and Brave.
Kind-Hearted.
Helpful and Very Supportive.

Thanks for all that you did for me since childhood. I have still kept your advice you gave me. Am much grateful and appreciate it very much.

You've lived a Good Life.
You are a Good Person.
God bless you very much.

Rest Well, Papa.
Posted by Harriet Amenu on May 3, 2021
Papa
My friend, my accountability partner, my confidant, my grandfather.
It was a great opportunity to let me in to love you and experience your love in every way.
Always there, always showed up.
Thought me to love unconditionally and forgive unconditionally.
What I would not do to see that smile again, hear that sound again and to hug you again.
Grateful I spent the day with you when you asked me to the last time I visited.
I love you sooo much, but you already know that.
Enjoy heaven....it is a see you soon.
With all my love.

xoxo
Desiadenyo.
Posted by G. Emefa Dako on April 18, 2021
Papa,

Great Father
Great Human Being
Very interesting Individual
Super Sibling
Great work Colleague
Inspirational Leader.......


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Posted by Mawunyo Addo on May 16, 2022
Today, exactly a year after Papa's Memorial & Thanksgiving Service was held, we wish to thank God for His goodness and mercy that have kept all of us till now.

Thank you to you all....our amazing family and friends, our in-laws, Church families, work colleagues, neighbours, etc (the list is endless!). We appreciate all your help, support, prayers, presence with us, words of comfort, advice, encouragement, gifts, donations, time, acts of service, etc. Thank you for being with us last year. Thank you to those who helped us this year also. Thank you....thank you...thank you.

May God bless and keep us all...& may we live lives that glorify God and impact lives positively.

JD's family is grateful to you!
Posted by Mawunyo Addo on February 28, 2022
Dear Papa,

Today marks one year since you took your last breath. God has been merciful to us as a family and we thank Him for His protection, provision love and care.

JD! Forever in our hearts! Your works and life of faith and courage still speak. We thank God for giving you to us for the many years you were here. Till we meet again, we will continue to work the works of Him Who has called us while it is day - always keeping in mind that night cometh, when no man can work.

God bless your memory and your lineage always!


Amen!


Forever your pension baby,
Mawunyo.
Posted by Mawunyo Addo on November 11, 2021
Eleven-eleven remains in my memory as one of the last and largest gatherings of Papa, his family and friends at Wegbe-Kpalime. It was the Centenary Celebration of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church at the place Papa called 'home' and no one would take away the joy, excitement and preparation for this grand occasion. Papa was very happy - clad from head to toe in the anniversary cloth and ensured that all his family members had sewn and were wearing outfits made in the same cloth too. Children, in-laws, nephews, nieces, friends from church and whoever would listen had been told months ahead about this very-important occasion, and many had been invited to attend. I remember how some of us who had to do a return-trip that Sunday converged at my sister Emefa's home before 6am and were ready to set-off to Wegbe - all of us fully aware that we had to arrive way before the service itself began (Papa was not one to arrive late at Church services). My very good friend and maid-of-honour (Ayele), and my brother-in-law (Max) also joined in - to share in the joy of this 'Holy Village' we had said so much about. You can be certain that enough 'noise' had been made about the celebration! :)

Looking back at pictures from that day and remembering all that went on, I have smiles on my face. :) Papa was a 'GUY' - he knew how to let people share in his joys, and good news was never something to be 'hidden'. Good news had to be shared. Interestingly, today, i interacted for the first time with someone called 'Nyanyuie' - (i.e. 'good news' in Ewe).

Papa's legacy truly lives on! Life is more beautiful with relationships and we should all strive to build many impactful, truthful, well-meaning and lasting ones. May we shun the things that divide us and embrace the things that unite us. May the Lord enable us to let go of the things that have hurt us in the past and embrace a fresh start and a godly perspective on all issues. Amen.

Love God! Love people! 11-11 memories.
his Life

BIOGRAPHY OF JEREMIAH DAVID ADDO

Birth
The late Jeremiah David Addo was born on Monday 24th November, 1941, to Malwine Kufu-Kosua Addo (nee Ansah) and Gershon Kwami Addo, both of blessed memory. J.D. is the last of the seven children born to their parents, and also the last to go back home.

Education
His basic education was at Wegbe-Kpalime, his hometown. Middle school during that period did not do too well at Wegbe and so J.D. went to Kpeve Middle school for two years. He left Kpeve and continued schooling at Peki Dzake for two years.  J.D. ended Middle school in Kpedze, where his brother, Martin Luther Addo, lived and taught. Orphaned early in his teenage years, J.D. has always given credence to his brothers and sister for coming together to pull him up through their love, care, guidance, support for his education and discipline, with his brother Martin Luther Addo at the forefront. J.D’s secondary school education was at the Accra High School from 1960 to 1964.

Working Life
JD joined Barclays Bank, now ABSA Bank in October 1964 as a Clerk at the Kimberly Avenue Branch of the Bank. As God Himself would lead him, he spent his entire working life in the bank working in various capacities and benefited from every developmental opportunity that came his way. He rose through the ranks at work from Clerk to ‘B’ and ‘A’ signatories to Accountant, Sub Manager, Administration Manager, Branch Manager and Managing Director’s Assistant. Some of the branches he worked in are - Kimberly, Hohoe, Accra Circle, Knutsford Avenue (where he met Sophia), Avenue Central, High Street and head office in various capacities. His upward trajectory in his career never changed who he was. He always looked out for the people he worked with and maintained relationships for life.

During his retirement, he was appointed to the Board of Weto Rural Bank, a role he played with diligence and commitment till he retired again when he turned 70.

Church and Fellowship
JD was baptised and confirmed into the E.P. Church where he served in various capacities from the local to the national levels. He was later consecrated as a Presbyter in 1989 and remained so till his call to glory. He was diligent and meticulous and brought his professional expertise to the table to ensure things worked well for the growth of the church. JD served with himself and all his resources throughout his life and encouraged his family, friends and loved ones to do same. He was a member of the Laterbiokorshie E.P Church and Wegbe Kpalime E.P. Church at the time of his return to God.

Papa had a knack for supporting Reverend Ministers -a service which was deep and was perfected over the years to form lasting relationships long after transfers and overflowed to children.

A True Son of Wegbe Kpalime
Papa loved Wegbe Kpalime and would not hesitate to tell you where he came from. He formed alliances, supported groups and did everything in his power to support developmental initiatives for the benefit of the town and its people. Together with other illustrious sons and daughters of Wegbe, they spearheaded the electrification, pipe borne water, World Vision, School and Church Projects. He was a key co-ordinator of the Wegbe Kaplime Youth Association for all of his active years and encouraged all the people both home and abroad to pitch in with whatever they had - small or big. He encouraged get-togethers and fostered great relationships across physical and social barriers.

He provided a home in Accra for anyone who needed accommodation especially as a launchpad to life, education etc. , the password being ‘metso Wegbe Kpalime’ - (I am from Wegbe Kpalime). He knew and visited residents in Accra and spent a lot of time and energy exploring synergies and maintaining relationships. He would map a route to ensure he visited everyone he knew in a particular area once he set off to that area. He always had a monetary gift and a word of encouragement as a minimum on such occasions.

JD was not superstitious at all and so lived freely and fully!!!!

He made Wegbe look good to even to those of us who come from there. He made it comfortable if you wanted to complain about certain amenities. He made it eventful if you wanted to act bored. With the support of Mama, there was always food, lots of laughter and loads of hospitality at all times.

Marriage and Family Life
J.D. first married Eunice Kwami, daughter of Togbe Mathias Kwami Nani from Wegbe-Kpalime and Madam Christiana Agbo from Akrofu Xeviofe, both of blessed memory. She however passed on after a short illness in January 1972.

Widowed by January 1972 and with the support of family and Tasi Koba (Selina Abe of blessed memory) at that critical time, he moved on in life. Tragedy struck again when his brother, Dickson Daniel Addo died whilst visiting him in Accra and had to be conveyed home. Papa recounts the turbulence he went through in that season of his life. With the help of God, family and friends, Papa was resilient, carried his cross and victoriously marched on.

J.D. met Sophia Addo (nee Ababio) of Osu in 1974 at Barclays Bank and married her. Together over the past 40 plus years, they have raised children, nephews, nieces, family members, friends and loved ones. Together, they demonstrated the love of God through hospitality, kindness, humility, goodness, forgiveness among others. Papa took his role as a Father and husband very seriously. He guided his children's education and life with a combination of love, hard work, discipline and common sense. He promoted togetherness, unity, hospitality, and fun. There was no opportunity in their home to look down on anyone or even attempt to act it out. Theirs is a goodly (Godly) inheritance indeed!!!

JD knew how to celebrate  - Christmases, Easters, durbars, consecrations, graduations, baptisms, dedications, confirmations, marriage ceremonies, speech days, children’s day recitals, Church anniversary programs, Church harvests, Church Choir rallies, Bible Week Programs, holidays and birthdays. Every opportunity to bring people together was taken and utilized excellently.

Papa enjoyed exercising and was blessed with good health for the best part of his life. He explored many dietary options and enjoyed his fruits, vegetables and other healthy options. Mama was there to support every new turn in interest. At JD’s 70th birthday celebration, he described himself as a crab - prickly on a lot of sides and praised Mama for managing so well. Mama, akpe sia. His health started failing in the last few years and it was difficult for him to accept that he couldn’t do all the things he used to. God has been gracious to him especially with a robust support system all around him. Thank you all for your visits, prayers, support, songs, prayers and just being there for him and us all. May God remember and bless all who have been a blessing to J.D. and his family in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

JD is survived by his wife Sophia, his children, nephews and nieces and the entire Luh Kwesi and allied Families.

JD was special. He lived so others may live. He was the shoulder many of us needed to stand on and we are better humans for having met him this side of life.

JD, may your soul rest with your Maker who loved you and you also loved.

Recent stories

It's our turn...

Shared by Mawunyo Addo on February 28, 2022
"I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work." John 9:4

We must work the works of Him Who sent us while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work...so help us Lord. Amen.

Papa at grandson's naming ceremony...

Shared by Mawunyo Addo on February 28, 2022
Laughter is good medicine :)

To everyone’s Papa

Shared by Ofeibea Asare on May 3, 2021
Great conversationalist.... good listener and questioner.

Lover of God and everything to do with the service to God

Lover of music... hymns are the fav.

Open home policy to the highest... your home was opened to everyone. 

Phenomenal Personality..

Go well papa and have a swell time with the biggest PAPA. You will be missed dearly❤️

With love,
Feibea( Name exclusive to papa)