Kojo Minta
  • 24 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 20, 1987
  • Date of passing: Aug 10, 2011
  • Place of passing:
Let the memory of Kojo be with us forever


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)  


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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 ❤️"

This tribute was added by Victoria Minta on 11th August 2017

"From Timi Komonibo
Thank you Aunty! Thinking of you and your family"

This tribute was added 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
Sent from my iPhone"

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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."

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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

This tribute was added 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"

This tribute was added 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..."

This tribute was added by Joke Jegede on 21st April 2017

"As your family and friends continue to remember that you are resting in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ, it is our prayer that your family will continue to cling to Jesus Christ and trust His love and wisdom and promise of hope and strength. Continue to rest in everlasting peace."

This tribute was added by Victoria Minta on 21st April 2017

"Thank you Lord for keeping Kojo safe and giving the Minta family the Holy Spirit. Lord you are indeed true and dependable."

This tribute was added by frank adu on 20th April 2017

"Kojo!! Happy birthday bro ...Though we miss but we also know that you are resting peacefully in the arms of our Lord ... May He keep you till we all meet again..Amen !!!!"

This tribute was added by Gabriel Owusu Ansah on 20th April 2017

"May the spirit of the living God protect and keep you
as we remembered this day.You will always be in our hearts.

This tribute was added by Unwana U on 20th April 2017

"We bless God for a life, though short, was well spent. May God continue to provide His comfort. It is well..."

This tribute was added by Vivienne Boahene on 20th April 2017

"You are forever in our hearts Kojo. We will always miss you and I will continue praying that Jehovah continues to dry the tears of your parents especially. Gone but never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Stephen Ampofo on 20th April 2017

"Kojo, you left an indelible mark in the hearts of those who crossed your path during your brief but fruitful life on earth.  Your memory lives on. Until we all meet on the eternal shore continue to rest in the bosom of the Father and in the company of the angels and those who have gone before us."

This tribute was added by stephen nnake on 20th April 2017

"Kojo,  you will ever be in our memories. I know that you are in a better place. I am very happy for the impact you had on my boys especially Charles who was your good friend. ."

This tribute was added by Moses Minta on 20th April 2017

"HAPPY 30th birthday, Kojo! We miss you, always will.  Man's ways are variable, but God's ways are everlasting - 'Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever'."

This tribute was added by Unwana U on 13th August 2016

"Gone but not forgotten... Rest on..."

This tribute was added by Gabriel Owusu Ansah on 11th August 2016

"May the blessings of the Lord be with you all the days of your life.
Have a peaceful mind and your are always in our hearts.

This tribute was added by Lindsay and Mary Marwil on 10th August 2016

"Remembering Kojo's legacy of kindness, compassion, joy, humor, and faith in God.  Praying for the Minta family as they continue to walk in the light of God's presence and love."

This tribute was added by Abena Buruwaa Adomako on 10th August 2016

"Gone but not forgotten! May you forever remain in the bossom of the Most High God. You are forever in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Vivienne Boahene on 10th August 2016

"Gone but NEVER forgotten!! Til' this day I stil think of and talk about you with fond memories! Such a tragic loss and one that I still cannot comprehend 5 years on. I continue to pray for your family who live with a vacuum but no doubt with beautiful memories! Our heavenly Father promises a resurrection which I eagerly await to see your dear face again.
With lots of love,

This tribute was added by Victoria Minta on 10th August 2016

"Kojo five years ago today the angles carried you into the loving and sovereign hand of God our father in heaven.We miss you but we are comforted and encouraged by the hope that we will see you again!!! Therefore we run the race to the finish line to WIN the eternal crown of glory. *** For those who do not have this hope I give you Jesus Christ who gives salvation freely to those who believe and put their trust in Him.*** The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit’ (v.18). When you are going through a difficult time, you may not necessarily feel God is close, but he is: ‘God is there every time’
Psalm 34:18-19 MSG.

The sustaining power of our Lord Jehovah is for real all you people trust Him"

This tribute was added by Nana Mintah on 10th August 2016

"Kojo am your cousin in London..
May God Keep you in his peaceful Bossom.
Sleep Well."

This tribute was added by Moses Minta on 10th August 2016

"‘The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.’ - Rev 21:23  “What a glorious hour when God, and not His creatures; the Lord, and not His works, shall be our daily joy!” – Charles Spurgeon. Kojo, your soul attained the perfection of bliss five years ago: we look forward to our heavenly re-union! Meanwhile we miss you, badly."

This tribute was added by Unwana U on 21st April 2016

"“And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NET‬‬

It is well..."

This tribute was added by Veronica Simmons on 20th April 2016

"Praying the Lord will comfort you with His peace, surround you with His love and encourage you with His presence!

Isaiah 51:3 The Lord will surely comfort..."

This tribute was added by Victoria Minta on 20th April 2016

"“But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭49:15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

This tribute was added by Esther Adebanji on 20th April 2016

"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Continue to rest Kojo."

This tribute was added by Rose Asare on 20th April 2016

"Kojo we miss you so much! But we are so thankful to God for that unshakable hope we have in Christ Jesus ,one day we will see you again.Love you forever!!!"

This tribute was added by Ebenezer Odame Anti on 20th April 2016

"Another year has come and your memory remains fresh in our minds. May the Lord continue to keep you safe till we meet again."

This tribute was added by iris linden on 20th April 2016

"This is your special day we still celebrate your life....and what a joy...love iris linden...April bday's..."

This tribute was added by Agnes Ali-Osman on 20th April 2016

"Kojo, we miss you but we know you are in your Maker's protectivery arms and love and nothing beats that, Kojo we loved you better but He loves you best. With our love and prayers from the Ali-Osmans."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Olufuwa on 20th April 2016

"To live is Christ but to die is gain. Kojo has gained eternal rest forever in Him. May the Minta's find solace in these words"

This tribute was added by Esther Mgbeike on 20th April 2016

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. It felt like yesterday.  To the Minta's, Remain comforted and Blessed.
Esther Mgbeike TGBTG"

This tribute was added by Victoria Minta on 20th April 2016

"“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”
‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭4:13-14‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Kojo we will see you again,The Lord is faithful and true.
   Vicky Minta"

This tribute was added by Moses Minta on 19th April 2016

""God has given them a desire to know the future. He does everything just right and on time, but people can never completely understand what He is doing" Eccl. 3:11(NCV).  Indeed we will never understand - we miss you badly, particularly on occasion of your birthday.  Forever in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Vivienne Boahene on 19th April 2016

"As we think of you on this day which you were born we continue to grieve a sad loss yet celebrate a fufilled, life which was cut short prematurely. Your friends and family will not forget you and we will continue to celebrate the wonderful, full live that you lived.
Always in my heart,

This tribute was added by stephen nnake on 12th November 2015

"Koji was full of life. I and my kids always talk about him when we sit around. He was very curious. He was a specia gift. Thank God for the life he lived."

This tribute was added by Vivienne Boahene on 17th August 2015

"Thinking of you."

This tribute was added by Tina DeCoteau on 11th August 2015

"I pray God will continue to bless, comfort and keep the Minta family under the shadow of his wings. The memory of Kojo lives on in the lives of his family and friends. Gone too soon!"

This tribute was added by Adeoti Oshinowo on 11th August 2015

"Kojo would be so proud of the courage and faith that has been displayed by his family. What a treatment to God's strength and glory!"

This tribute was added by Unwana U on 11th August 2015

"Dearest Kojo,

Indeed you will be forever missed by your friends and family; especially your parents. May the examples you showed and the legacies you left behind in your short time here, continue to inspire and motivate those you left behind.

Continue to rest in the Lord's bosom. God bless the Mintas. Amen."

This tribute was added by Stephen Ampofo on 10th August 2015

"Four years have passed since you passed on to glory but your memory lives on as fresh as could be.  You left an indelible mark on all those who crossed paths with you during your short but fruitful life while on earth with us.  Continue to enjoy the comfort and serene life in the bosom of Abraham."

This tribute was added by Lindsay and Mary Marwil on 10th August 2015

"Remembering Kojo and his love of God, his family, and for others.  And we are thankful for God allowing our lives to be touched by Kojo's life.  We love the Minta family and are praying for you."

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