ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Justina Onyemenam, 83 years old, born on December 31, 1938, and passed away on June 5, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Maureen Brown on June 6, 2021
My mom, my best friend, my gist partner, no words can express what I feel. The light of my life, i still don’t believe you are gone. I saw you yesterday evening you were winding down for the day. I miss you so much.You have taken a part of me with you. Wish I could talk to you one more time……
Posted by Christy Agboli on June 6, 2021
Dear Mommy,

My heart is shattered in a million pieces at your loss.  I will keep the memory of your amazing life living forever. I love you forever.
Posted by Jude Johnson on June 5, 2021
Aunty,

I heard of your passing a few hours ago; sorry I have not kept in touch like I used to, and like I wanted to. Your death has taught me never be too busy to call your loved ones, and do not put away what you should do today – for tomorrow is not promised.

We both share the same birthday; a part of our friendship I will never forget - you will be forever missed. 

We have lost a great historian, a great aunty, a friend; Heaven has gained a cheerful, joyous soul.

Rest in peace until we meet in Heaven.

Love,
Jude

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Posted by Maureen Brown on June 6, 2021
My mom, my best friend, my gist partner, no words can express what I feel. The light of my life, i still don’t believe you are gone. I saw you yesterday evening you were winding down for the day. I miss you so much.You have taken a part of me with you. Wish I could talk to you one more time……
Posted by Christy Agboli on June 6, 2021
Dear Mommy,

My heart is shattered in a million pieces at your loss.  I will keep the memory of your amazing life living forever. I love you forever.
Posted by Jude Johnson on June 5, 2021
Aunty,

I heard of your passing a few hours ago; sorry I have not kept in touch like I used to, and like I wanted to. Your death has taught me never be too busy to call your loved ones, and do not put away what you should do today – for tomorrow is not promised.

We both share the same birthday; a part of our friendship I will never forget - you will be forever missed. 

We have lost a great historian, a great aunty, a friend; Heaven has gained a cheerful, joyous soul.

Rest in peace until we meet in Heaven.

Love,
Jude
her Life

Mommy

Mommy was the most incredible woman that I have ever known.  She was highly intelligent, audacious and happy. She embraced every day with great joy and excitement.  She loved her family, friends and often strangers with everything that she had.  She loved to take photographs and loved to recount good times of family and friends. She gave her children an incredible life.  I still remember her chopping down Christmas trees in Benin and wrapping presents with news paper to give us a wonderful holiday. She had a photographic memory and remembered everything and everyone.  Mommy was very close to her family, most especially her nieces and nephews.  We would often joke around with her ans ask how her daughters Rose and Unoma were.  She had an incredible relationship with her brother John.  She was so proud of and loved all of her children and grandchildren.   Mommy had an incredible capacity to love and to share her life.  She treated everyone she met with great love, acceptance, and respect.  Everyone who knew her called her mama.  The last time I saw mommy a few days ago, she had a wonderful smile on her face as she frequently does.  She is home with the lord and even though our heart breaks, she will want us to remember the good times.  Mommy is a perfect example of beauty, grace, intelligence and honesty. 

Left Behind

Justina is survived by beloved brother John Thomas Okolo, 8 children: Odogwu Onyemenam, Paul Onyemenam, Peter Onyemenam, John Onyemenam, Ada Agbude, Maureen Brown, Christy Agboli and Kate Chikwendu. 10 grand children: Thomas Owens, Michael Agbude, Christy Agbude, Efemena Agbude, Joshua Agboli, Daniel Agboli, Stephen Agboli, David Onyemenam and Chizaram Chikwendu.

Religion

Coming from a very strong Catholic family, she is very un-assuming Catholic devoted to the tenets of the Catholic Church.  Her grand father Pa Thomas Ogoli Okolo was the 1st Catholic Convert in Asaba.  Justina had ups and downs in her life, but she believed that God is greater than our problems. 

She socializes with everyone especially with the poor and under privilege; she is always cheerful even when she has some heart breaks.
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