Let the memory of Kojo be with us forever
  • 24 years old
  • Born on April 20, 1987 .
  • Passed away on August 10, 2011 in France.


Dear friends and family,   As we honor the memory of Kojo Minta (April 20, 1987 - August 10, 2011), we would like to encourage you to give towards the Kojo Minta Memorial Scholarship Fund.   So far, two scholarship have been given to Oxford students to attend conferences to further their graduate education.  However, we are only half-way to the goal financing for an endowed scholarship.     EASIEST: You can donate online by credit card to: The American Friends of St Hilda's 501c3, (Kojo's college at Oxford).  Kojo's friends have set up a site to make donating simple: http://www.razoo.com/story/Kojo-Scholarship
Or, you can send checks payable to: The American Friends of St Hilda’s Inc., Include: "Kojo Minta Scholarship Fund" in the memo, and send to: The American Friends of St Hilda’s, c/o Hemenway & Barnes LLP, 60 State Street, Boston, MA 02109.
The last option is to donate online here: http://americanfriendsofsthildas.org/make-a-donation/ If you donate here, PLEASE BE SURE TO SCROLL TO KOJO MINTA'S scholarship fund.

Donations are tax-deductible. 
Thank you so much for your support    

Kojo Minta, 24, was born on April 20, 1987, and passed away on August 10, 2011.  He is survived by his parents, Moses and Victoria Minta, and his siblings Anna and Kofi Minta. 

Kojo had a zest for life that encouraged you to live life to its fullest, an inquisitive mind that challenged you to push the boundaries of the way you think, and a love for humanity that inspired you to be a better person.  

Kojo became a Christian at Braeswood Assembly of God at a very young age.  He was active in Royal Rangers, and he memorized hundreds of Bible verses as part of the Bible Quiz team. 

Kojo attended Austin Parkway Elementary School, Lake Olympia Middle School, and Clements High School.   He loved playing the saxophone and won awards in fields as diverse as science and poetry. 

He obtained his bachelor’s degree in European History, Classical Studies, and Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a reporter for the Daily Pennsylvanian, editor/editor-in-chief for numerous publications, and recipient of numerous academic scholarships.  He wrote his thesis, “The Aesthetic of the Ascetic”, after traveling to monasteries to explore the ‘differing contemporary representations of the Puritan tradition’.  Kojo’s philanthropic activities included traveling to North Africa to study human trafficking and setting up a library in a small village in Ghana.  He graduated from Penn with honors, and moved on to Oxford University, where he graduated with distinction with a Master’s degree in history. 

Kojo was well known for his love of cooking and his stylish attire.  Some of the words used to describe Kojo by his family, friends, and professors include brilliant, kind, witty, delightful, charming, admired, and loved.  He is remembered as a “man of quiet good works and deep convictions” who was known for his “love of the Bible and Milton”.  His last major work opened with the following quote from Jeremy Taylor, the 17th Century Church of England writer and bishop, and is a lesson for us all: “Death which is the end of our life, is the enlargement of our spirits from hope to certainty, from uncertain fears to certain expectations, from the death of the body to the life of the soul”. 

 The schedule for his services is below*:

Friday 8/19/11
Wake: 6pm-9pm

Saturday 8/20/11

Viewing: 10 am ; Funeral Service: 11 am; Interment: 1 pm; Reception to Follow

 Services and Reception will take place at:

Braeswood Assembly of God, 10611 Fondren Road, Houston, Texas 77096

 Interment: Forest Park Westheimer, 12800 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77077

 Flowers can be sent directly to the church. While Kojo’s Memorial Fund is being set up, donations can be sent to Anna Minta, Please include c/o Kojo Minta in the memo section of check.

See below for hotel. When you make the reservation, tell them you are part of the Minta Funeral.

CROWNE PLAZA SUITES SW 9090 SOUTHWEST FRWY HOUSTON TX 77074 713 995 0123$79.00 + TAX (includes breakfast for 4)  


Posted by Victoria Minta on 12th August 2018
The Lord Jesus Christ is proven to be faithful,Kojo I honor your memory.Beholding the face of God is real for you Kojo but it’s like shadow to me now. I will see you later when the roll is called.
Posted by Agnes Ali-Osman on 12th August 2018
You will always be in our hearts and prayers, we miss you, Kojo, continue to rest peacefully in your Maker's arms and love, Amen.
Posted by Lola Oshinowo on 10th August 2018
Kojo, you are always in our thoughts...I know that you are enjoying the bosom of the Lord. Miss you much!
Posted by Veronica Simmons on 10th August 2018
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. —Psalm Make he always be with you!
Posted by Lindsay And Mary Marwil on 10th August 2018
We thank God for Kojo’s life and for the season of Kojo’s life and our lives that we interacted with him. Whether we saw him at church, in the neighborhood, or at one of our children’s schools, we will always remember Kojo’s smile, his enthusiasm for life, his commitment to God, his family and his friends, and his warm, friendly, and polite personality. Love, The Marwil family
Posted by Sabina Ankomah-antwi on 10th August 2018
Even though i didnt get the chance to meet you but the hope and faith we have in God always makes us know that ,we will meet some day. May God almighty give you a peaceful rest till we meet again. We love you brother Kojo Minta
Posted by Gabriel Owusu Ansah on 10th August 2018
Another year has passed by to remember our dear brother.I know he is in the bosom of his Creator. My regards also goes to the Minta’s family in times of this remembrance. May God give you strength and peace in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
Posted by Vivienne Boahene on 10th August 2018
I will always miss you Kojo. You were one of a kind. I find myself thinking of you often. Please continue to rest until Jehovah's day draws closer. We await his never failing promise of seeing our loved ones again. Through our Lord Jesus, he has made this a certainty. 1 Corinthians 15:21
Posted by YAA ASANTE on 10th August 2018
Kojo, I know you are in heaven, and I hope you realize how much you are loved by all those you left behind. We will hold you close to our hearts, and walk with you throughout our lives until we meet again.
Posted by Ebenezer Odame Anti on 10th August 2018
We continue to honour you, Kojo. May the Lord grant you eternal rest.
Posted by Shola Ojeniyi on 10th August 2018
Gone but not forgotten, continue to rest in the Lord....
Posted by Moses Minta on 10th August 2018
"Among the huge Atlantic-waves of bereavement, poverty, temptation, and reproach, we learn the power of Jehovah, because we feel the littleness of man" C. H. Spurgeon (19th century, Prince of Preachers). Kojo you are not forgotten - we will always miss you (our discussions/debates/arguments): still have your copy of the Apologetics Bible. You will forever remain in our hearts!!
Posted by Lola Oshinowo on 2nd August 2018
Kojo is forever in our hearts. I pray God’s comforting presence with the Minta family.
Posted by Victoria Minta on 28th April 2018
By Comfort Canu Vicky, your loss in your son remains eternal and safe in the bosom of our dear Lord Savior Jesus Christ! He’ll continue to strengthen you and your family to look up to him forever! Remain strong and hold on to the author and finisher of our faith IJMN, Amen
Posted by Victoria Minta on 24th April 2018
By Rose Adjabeng: On this occasion my prayer is that the sweet memories of Kojo will remind all of us that there is life after death and that heaven and hell is real.
Posted by Victoria Minta on 23rd April 2018
By Agnes Ali Osman Rest peacefully in God's Perfect Love.
Posted by Victoria Minta on 23rd April 2018
From Gladys Annor My heart goes out to you and your family. May the Lord ‘s grace continue to be your portion and comfort
Posted by Victoria Minta on 23rd April 2018
By Mabel Osei-Tutu Renew our days as of old. We thank God for everything. Amen.
Posted by Victoria Minta on 21st April 2018
Copied from Facebook, by Shola Ojeniyi: Happy birthday Kojo, we join your family to celebrate you. Knowing you're in heaven with your maker. Looking down on this wicked world. You are greatly missed. Rest on in the Lord.
Posted by Marissa Gbaanador on 21st April 2018
Seems like yesterday Kojo was just a teenager in our midst; today we are reminded Kojo was an angel on loan from God in our midst and if we maintain a strong relationship with Christ, we will see Kojo Minta again. To the Minta Family, thank you for sharing Kojo with us. Gone too soon; but never forgotten.
Posted by Victoria Minta on 21st April 2018
Kojo I will always remember you. You have influenced so many in your years here with us. I remember you as a little boy holding so tightly to your mom then watch you become the kind and thoughtful inteligent man you were. Great is your reward in heaven. By Yvonne Jobe
Posted by Victoria Minta on 21st April 2018
By Elizabeth Owusu It is well with the Minta family and friends whether it be peace like a river or sorrows like sea that billows roll because God is in control we will forever love ❤️ you Kojo R.I.P.
Posted by Victoria Minta on 21st April 2018
By George Hollins I watched Kojo grow from a rambunctious, energetic three-year-old to an intelligent, mannerable young man. The world missed out on the contributions Kojo would have made to mankind both intellectually and spiritually had he not been taken from us so prematurely! He is missed! **our days here on earth are numbered ** ✅ when we die is not a matter of accident or chance, it’s clear that our lives are in Gods hands.He knows the time of our death and He has even appointed it,the Bible says “ mans days are determined; You God has decreed the number of his months and has set limits he cannot exceed” ( Job 14:5) ** added by Vicky Minta
Posted by Victoria Minta on 21st April 2018
By Mina Komonibo May the Lord continue to hold you and the rest of the family in His embrace!
Posted by Victoria Minta on 21st April 2018
By Pastor Debbie Oyetunji Braeswood church Houston : It will be my pleasure. I visit this site from time to time, and pray for your family. He is missed, but never forgotten. It is a blessing to see his impact on others, and more so since I see glimpses of the wonderful family he has on this side of Heaven
Posted by Victoria Minta on 21st April 2018
Copied from Facebook,by Justin Alfred: I remember you were there when your brother Sang : No Weapon formed against me shall prosper, at Sectionals in Beaumont many year ago. Such an aspiring youth. Gone too soon Kojo. Your footprints are forever embedded on the journey which leads to our eternal home. We will never forget you. Your immediate and extended family remain greatful that you journeyed with us for a few, but impressionable seasons. We are forever thankful to the One who knows best. To your surviving immediate family I say. God understands and says well done. Igwaé.
Posted by Sophia Asare on 20th April 2018
The Asare family remembers dear Kojo on his birthday. Peace and love to the Mintas.
Posted by Moses Minta on 20th April 2018
"Thy way, not mine, O Lord, However dark it be: Lead me by Thine own hand, Choose out the Path for me. Smooth let it be, or rough, It will still be the best; Winding or straight it leads Right onward to Thy rest". Kojo you found your rest: we will always remember. It's another birthday without you and we miss you, badly.
Posted by Joke Jegede on 20th April 2018
We are all celebrating you today, for we appreciate you and thank you for who you were and all your achievement when you were here with us. Your parents and siblings are fortunate to have had you and those who knew you are thanking the Lord that they were blessed. Happy birthday and continue to rest peacefully in the Lord.
Posted by Abena Buruwaa Adomako on 20th April 2018
Remembering you on your birthday. Gone but not forgotten ! Rest In Peace
Posted by Vivienne Boahene on 20th April 2018
"Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice" John 5:28 NWT. We await this day with eagerness Kojo! You are sorely missed and I think about you often. I thank Jehovah for helping your family to cope through this difficult time. X
Posted by Serwaa Asante on 20th April 2018
You will forever be in our hearts. Love always.
Posted by Victoria Minta on 20th April 2018
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died. We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words.” ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭4:13-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Posted by Felicia Aframea on 20th April 2018
"Kojo on your 31st birthday, we still cherish your memory in our hearts.You are not forgotten, knowing the Lord will continue to keep you safe till we meet again. Gone too soon but forever in our hearts. Glory be to God.
Posted by Gabriel Owusu Ansah on 20th April 2018
31st is the special because you are special,although you are not here with us but your spirit is still with us.Happy birthday Bro,we will always recognise this day. SHALOM
Posted by Ebenezer Odame Anti on 20th April 2018
Your memory is always fresh in our hearts because the vacuum you created has still not been filled. May the Lord grant you eternal rest.
Posted by Veronica Simmons on 20th April 2018
Remembering you this day as your life is celebrated. To the Minta family, may the joy you shared with Kojo brighten your days with the assurance that with God Love Lives Forever!
Posted by Victoria Minta on 21st August 2017
Hallelujah! You are in our prayers! A parent should not have to suffer the loss of a child. Your faith is so strong! God bless and keep you all! Posted on Facebook by brother Collins
Posted by Victoria Minta on 12th August 2017
Very touching and precise and I believe he is in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is gone but still in our hearts. May the spirit of the living God strengthens you and the rest of the family in this difficult period. God bless you all. By Gabriel Owusu
Posted by Victoria Minta on 12th August 2017
He will be forever missed indeed. May he continue to rest in perfect peace. Find comfort in knowing that he is in a perfect place with his Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ. By Rachel Dunn
Posted by Victoria Minta on 11th August 2017
We are grateful to The Lord for His Grace in keeping all of you intact up to this day. May Kojo's memory bring joy and not sorrow. My love to you all. From Elizabeth Asamoah
Posted by Victoria Minta on 11th August 2017
Dear Anna, Sending you and your family all my love, thoughts and prayers. I'm thinking of Kojo and am remembering his great sense of humour, kindness and profound intellectuality. I have a fashion book (the fashion book, phaidon, kind of like an a-z about who is who etc) that he gave me in 2010/11 in my book shelf and it smiles at me. It's nice how he already back then encouraged me to pursue what still is my biggest dream. I'm working hard at trying to become a fashion editor/stylist. How are you all doing? I hope that we get to meet again soon. Please send my love to your family and to kojo's child hood friends. With all good wishes Emmy Sent from my iPhone
Posted by Victoria Minta on 11th August 2017
From Timi Komonibo Thank you Aunty! Thinking of you and your family
Posted by Victoria Minta on 11th August 2017
From Jessica Lee Victoria, I hope you and your family are well. I have been thinking of you and Moses and Anna and Kofi , and of course Kojo. I think about him all the time and miss him very much. I will need to find a way to visit Houston soon. Lots of love from England, Jessica ❤️
Posted by M R Crockett on 10th August 2017
We still miss you so very much. When you walked into a room we knew KoJo had arrived. Such fond memories. M R Ngzoi
Posted by Meggi Stewart on 10th August 2017
The sea gave up the dead that were in it (Rev. 20:12).Your smile will continue to light up the world you left behind and you will not be forgotten. Thank God your family will continue to remember the indelible mark you left on society for them to rejoice.
Posted by Vivienne Boahene on 10th August 2017
Seeing all these beautiful, heartfelt tributes just shows the pain which we all feel especially your family at your passing. I speak of you often and remeber your brilliance in so many aspects of life! You will never be forgotten and I await the day I see you again.
Posted by Moses Minta on 10th August 2017
Mathew 10:29-31 'Two sparrows cost only a penny, but not even one of them can die without your Father’s knowing it.......... You are worth much more than many sparrows' (NCV) - God knows! - Deuteronomy 29:29 'There are some things the Lord our God has kept secret' - we know! We miss you, always
Posted by Victoria Minta on 10th August 2017
“Our bodies are like tents that we live in here on earth. But when these tents are destroyed, we know that God will give each of us a place to live. These homes will not be buildings someone has made, but they are in heaven and will last forever.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭CEVDCUS06‬‬ http://bible.com/303/2co.5.1.cevdcus06
Posted by M R Crockett on 24th April 2017
Wow. You would have been 30 years old this year. Remembering you Kojo today with fond memories. You are sorely missed and much loved. The Minta family we love you much. Prayers for continued strength and peace during this time of remembrance. Love and blessings..... M R Ngozi...

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