Her Life

Mama was born on March 9, 1960 into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Ndendeu Kodiah in Mbesoh, Bamessing. Coming from a polygamous home she stood as an icon of hard work and a pillar of strength. She got married to Mr Forbia Celestin in 1974 and God blessed their union with 4 wonderful kids. Mama Forbia lived in Yaoundé from 1975 to 2006. She was a professional hair dresser and part-time business lady. Her social abilities raised her to the post of President of the Nseicuda Women’s wing in the late 1990’s. Also her receptive and hospitable nature earned her the appellation “Mama’a” by her siblings, friends, in-laws, neighbors, benefactors and others. In 2006 Mama moved to Dallas, Texas, U.S.A to join her husband. She was President of the Women’s Ministry, Full Gospel Mission, Obobogo Assembly, a position she handled well until her departure to the USA. She was elected President of the Women’s Ministry of River Life Center, Texas Dallas. While in the USA, Mama Forbia manifested some of her hidden talents/skills. She worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant at Christian Care Center where she found favor with the residents as well as her bosses due to her love and hard work.

Mama was well known for her special African dish called “Kati – Kati” which so many people enjoyed during the weekends. She took excellent care of her husband, her 2 grandchildren, and friends as well as sustained her family benefactor’s home. Mama took ill later this year and just after a week she was snatched by the cold hands of death into eternal glory at hospital in Texas- USA in the presence of her husband, kids and loved ones. Mama left behind Her lovely husband  Forbia Celestin of Dallas, Texas (USA) 4 wonderful kids  Ms. Constance Forbia Acha - Dallas, Texas (USA) -  Shallot Forbia Nsei - Helsinki, Finland - Forbia Amabel Forbia Nfang - Yaoundé, Cameroon,  Verlene Forbia - Dallas, Texas (USA) 3 Grandchildren,  many brothers, sisters, In-laws and friends to mourn for her.

She touched so many in her very special ways and will be forever missed.