Celebrating a Fulfilled life...
  • 90 years old
  • Born on October 3, 1928 .
  • Passed away on February 22, 2019 .

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Lady Onwuamaegbu. We will remember her always.

Posted by ONWA -Tibelu-ora Chuka Or... on 22nd March 2019
Goodbye my Nneochie, wife and Mama. You lived the life we envy and unfortunately there is time for everything. Hopefully you will continually be honored by your children continuing to carry the touch.
Posted by Yvonne Obi on 22nd March 2019
While it is a sad day for us on earth and a joyous celebration in heaven, we ask everyone to celebrate the life of our wonderful and beloved mother, so as to prepare her for the grand and triumphant entrance into heaven. Our hearts are heavy and our pains are deep, but we seek solace in the Almighty, without whom we are nothing. Aunty, we know you're in a better place now and we ask the Lord to grant you eternal rest. We miss you dearly. Rest in Peace! Dr. Yvonne Uzoma Obi.
Posted by U O on 22nd March 2019
What a Blessed Life by by Col. M.Dixon Dikio (Rtd) Adieu Mama It seems like yesterday when I had the distinct honor to congratulate you on your 90th birthday. After that brief but memorable telephone conversation, I knew what Apostle Paul must have felt when he looked at Timothy and said in 2 TimotyTim1:5 '1 am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and I am persuaded now lives in you also'. Mama, I can testify that you passed on a good spirit to your children - sterling qualities of selfless friendship very rare to find. I am minded to mention that I did not make a mistake in naming my first son after Emeka who was my bestman. Over the years from the Nigerian Defence Academy till date, I have felt the loyalty which David received from Jonathan. I have moved from believing to knowing that you are in heaven. Be rest assured that your legacy lives on and grows from grace to grace. My family and i bid you farewell. May your soul rest in perfect peace. May God help the outstanding community that you left behind fill the void. God has indeed blessed you. Col. M.Dixon Dikio (Rtd) Oba, March 22, 2019
Posted by U O on 21st March 2019
A TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED AUNT- LADY BLESSIE ONWUAMAEGBU OGBUESHI, OGALANYA NWANYI - by OBIKA EGEMONYE I got a text message from my cousin Barr. Chukwuma Egemonye on Friday 22nd February 2019 very late in the night informing me about the passing on of our dearest aunt- Lady Bessie Onwuamaegbu. It was like I could not understand what he was saying or I could not reconcile the message. I was confused and short of words. A writer once wrote “Those who have lived a good life do not fear death, but await it with joy and open hand, but those who have a burden of conscience dread death. The challenge is to live a stainless life so that we shall be prepared for death and heaven at any time”. Here we are. On 27th December 2018, we celebrated you at 90 in a grand style The entire EGEMONYES were there led by the chairman of the family meeting Chief Nnorukaka Egemonye. We rejoiced with you, prayed for you and told you that we were warming up for 100th year celebration. You told us that you will not be at that celebration. We said ok we shall come for 95th year celebration. You did not reply. We now know that it will be like this. Aunty, you were too good to a fault. You touched so many lives too numerous to count. You counseled too many individual, families, organizations. What will the churches say, the mouths that you fed, those you trained educationally directly and indirectly. The EGEMONYES will miss you so much especially the Umu Ada and Umu Nna. What about the inyom di. The list is endless. You were a community leader of note, a devout Christian and a peace maker. Your positive contribution at every meeting in which you were in marked you out and people always wanted to be closer. Nobody will be able to write completely and correctly about you. Your testimony will continue to spread. You have not died actually; you have just transited to the great beyond. Continue to be with the LORD till we meet to part no more OBIKA EGEMONYE
Posted by U O on 21st March 2019
LETTER OF CONDOLENCE - by G.C IGBOKWE (SAN) & HIS WORSHIP ANULI S. IGBOKWE The Hon (Acting) Chief Judge, Anambra State Hon Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu, High Court of Justice, Awka. Anambra State. My Lord, LETTER OF CONDOLENCE We join you to celebrate the glorious exit and the fruitful/fulfilled life of your dear mother Lady Bessy Lilian Uzoaku Onwuamaegbu (Ogbueshi Ogalanya Nwanyi). We know that death is an inevitable destiny of all mortals but this was an unexpected event having rejoiced with and celebrated mama only a few months back on her 90th birthday. We also know that no matter how old a mother is, her exit is usually painful and devastating. Mama lives on and left an enormous legacy in you and your wonderful siblings who gave her an awesome life. Accept our heartfelt condolences, may God heal and console you and may her beautiful soul rest in peace. Amen G.C IGBOKWE (SAN) & HIS WORSHIP ANULI S. IGBOKWE
Posted by U O on 21st March 2019
TRIBUTE TO A GREAT AUNTY - by Hon Engr Chuck Nwodili and family My Aunty, my mum’s only sister, and the last of my mum’s siblings the almighty has called on to you. It was a shocker when I heard that you had left to a higher place, because I thought the massive 90th birthday celebration that you had a few months ago would have given you an extra few more years. But now I understand that at this point of your life you had seen all those you had to see and done all you had to do. My Aunty you had a good life and I know one of your best moments was reunion of your entire family and friends from all round the world who came to see you for your last birthday. I know when I came to see you last September before your birthday you invited me to your birthday though you mentioned that since I am in Nigeria now that maybe I will not be able to make it back. But you had no idea surprise plans for the December 27th party were being made from US for this big celebration. I, my wife and kids were so happy to have been there on that day to enjoy your presence not knowing that would be last reunion with you. Now you are up there with my Mum, your only sister, you can let her know that her son, daughter in law and grandkids were all together during the Xmas period. Even with the tough Love and the soft that we shared the memory will remain with me. You will be greatly missed. And to my cousins take heart, just know she is in better place. Your Nephew Hon Engr Chuck Nwodili and family (Ozo Omemgboji)
Posted by U O on 21st March 2019
CONDOLENCE MESSAGE TO THE ONWUAMAEGBUS - by Joe Aikhomu (Admiral) The news of Mama’s passing away to the great beyond touched me too deeply with regret but with immense gratitude to the Almighty God. It is inevitable that the passing of Mama will arouse very deep sorrowful and emotional feelings. Please, you all take heart. Mama would be sorely missed by you all but you are consoled by her exemplary life ,great attributes and contributions to the society. So, on behalf of myself and family accept our condolences and be rest assured that Mama is resting in the Bosom of the Lord. Adieu our Mama. Joe Aikhomu Admiral
Posted by Ernest Attah on 21st March 2019
TRIBUTE TO OUR MOTHER, GRAND MOTHER AND OUR GREAT GRAND MOTHER LADY BESSY LILIAN UZOAKU ONWUAMAEGBU Ogbueshi- Ogalanya Nwanyi 1928 - 2019 Thought it was a dream for only 2 months before the Lord called, we were all with you for your 90th Birth Birthday Celebrations. Like a dream, the BIG STAR and the TREE that provide shade and shelter is no more. To all of us, you are a giant tree with flourishing leaves and many branches; now the leaves no more dance and the branches no more clap that the TREE has fallen. The call to Greater Glory of our Dear Mother, is a reminder to all of us that the World is indeed not our home and that we are just passing through. Mama's great and good deeds on Earth has reserved a place for her in God's Heavenly Kingdom. Mama showered LOVE to all irrespective of race, colour, religion or ethnic nationality; she was truly a LOVELY SOUL for her gift of Love and Care, deserves the highest commendation. Mama, your generosity, love, and strong adherence to christian faith are divine assets which your call to Greater Glory has deprived us. To most people, you were like the candle which lights other candles by consuming itself. Mama, you may be gone but we all find consolation that you lived a most fulfilled and worthy life full of Faith, Love and Charity. God the owner of life has called you to rest in Glory. Adieu Mama. ERNEST KIZITO ATTAH.
Posted by Prof. Oguchi Uchenna on 20th March 2019
Tribute to lady uzoaku Onwuamaegbu by Mr.Oguchi Arinze to sir. Col.Emeka Onwuamaegbu.we are just like a pencil in the hand of God.and there is time to born and time to die.God time is the best and in everything we have to give thanks to God Almighty mama have gone to meet her creator we the living ones must pray so that we will get to her age.mama we love you but God loves you more. Rest on mama till we meet to part no more. Adieu mama Adieu ogalanya Nwanyi. Sign by Oguchi Arinze on behalf of catechist B. A Oguchi family from Isu umuezegbute village Oba.
Posted by U O on 20th March 2019
CONDOLENCE MESSAGE - by DR. OKEY ANUEYIAGU March 20, 2019 Gen. Emeka Onwuamaegbu Isu, Oba Anambra State Dear Emeka, I write with heavy heart and deep sympathy, to commiserate with you and your entire family on the death of your mother, Lady Bessy Lilian Uzoaku Onwuamaegbu (nee Egemonye). Without any iota of doubt, her passing has brought sorrow and sadness to you and to the numerous members of your family especially and to us your beloved friends. You must take solace and comfort in the recognition of the many attributes of your great mother, mostly the incredible life she lived and the amazing virtues she left and transmitted to her children and to the world. In this short message of condolence and comfort, I convey my sympathies and pray for her eternal rest and for God’s strength and protection over you and your family. My best wishes and regards. Dr. Okey Anueyiagu 8B Ruxton Road Off Alexander Avenue Ikoyi Lagos Nigeria okeyaagu@yahoo.com
Posted by U O on 20th March 2019
Tribute - by George (SBC) Obiora Philanthropist, matriarch extraordinaire, loyal friend … I could go on. Auntie, to put it mildly, the world’s a better place because you were in it. My parents loved you and I, for my part, will miss your kindness and ready smile to say the least. Adieu and may your soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by U O on 20th March 2019
A TRIBUTE TO LATE LADY BESSY LILLIAN UZOAKU ONWUAMAEGBU (NEE EGEMONYE) OGBUESHI-OGALANYA NWANYI - by SIR. DR. DAN & LADY ADA CHUKWUDOZIE “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” ― Shannon Alder On this day, we have gathered to mourn ... nay, celebrate the life of a wonderful mother, our dear friend, our Queen of hearts, a quintessential beauty, a LADY in all true sense of it, and a leader who led by example.  Mama’s sterling and rare leadership style was a great inspiration to many, especially to the numerous ladies of the Lady Knight of St Christopher, All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha where she tried so hard to refine the conducts and comportments of her Ladies to befit the positions they occupied during her time of leadership. Mama will be greatly remembered not only for her great love for others through the many selfless services to the needy and the Church, but also for her willingness to share her time and her love with others at all times. It would be difficult to measure the impact she has made on the many lives she interacted with. She was always loving, humorous to be with and left indelible marks of inspiration on the hearts of her guests by the lively stories of her early educational pursuits in life when it was not usual to educate women. Her life was filled with love, happy moments, and service to others.  We have indeed lost a rare gem, a unique Queen, an amazing pillar and stronghold of love that united us. We know that this is a difficult time to her entire family especially her children.  Ogbueshi – Ogalanya Nwanyi’s demise has indeed left a great vacuum no one can easily fill.  Even though we are saddened by her death, yet we find solace in her legacies and the fact that She was well taken care of and provided for in the most loving way till the end by her loving children. We pray for the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.  May her gentle soul find peace in God. Yours faithfully, DOZZY GROUP LIMITED SIR. DR. DAN & LADY ADA CHUKWUDOZIE
Posted by U O on 20th March 2019
TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED SISTER AND WONDERFUL SISTER IN-
LAW. (LADY BESSY, LILIAN, UZOAKU ONWUAMAEGBU NEE
EGEMONYE
 OF URUAGU NNEWI) - Lady Sophy O. Egemonye Ogalanya Nwanyi, Otu Nwanyi as we always call each other, Irreplaceable Sister in- law, Ogbu eshi Nwanyi, Precious Mother. I find it extremely difficult to face the reality that you have departed this world. It is of great sorrow in my heart, infact, your transition has created a very big vacuum in me. Your absence at ije’s swearing in as Acting Chief Justice of Anambra State created a massive room which will be impossible to fill. I remembered that we always sit together in all - kinds of function, chatting, laughing, to the extent that people do envy us, you always tell them to go and find their own Sister in-law, infact, I really felt so bad being alone that day. However, my greatest joy is that you lived a life full of great spirituality; you have served God, churches and people to the best of your God’s given ability. You indeed served God with all your heart. IN GIVING You had a charisma and character that is incomparable to none, a humanitarian! your spirit of giving is admirable. No hungry person came to your home and left with empty stomach. She never visited without bringing some gifts, I can comfortably say that she was generous to a fault; she reached out to all both rich and poor. Your generosity speaks volume!! Indeed, the entire Egemonye and Onwuamaegbu families lost a great woman of esteem integrity and accomplishments. Thank God who allowed you bring up your children-along Christian principles. May God Almighty continue to take excellent care of your beloved children, Ije, Meto, Emeka, Chinwe, Ucheora and all your grand and great-grand children. May God have mercy on your soul and take you to paradise where there will be no more pain and suffering. Adieu Ogalanya Nwanyi, Adieu Otu Nwanyi, Adieu Ogbu ehi Nwanyi, Adieu Irreplaceable Sister in- law. Lady Sophy O. Egemonye (Your Sister in—law)
Posted by U O on 20th March 2019
TRIBUTE TO A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE! - by Lady Egosonwa Okafor, Prof. Ilochi A. Okafor SAN Celebration of Lady Bessy Lilian Uzoamaka Onwuamaegbu continues. She was an Amazon who was celebrated all the time by her Family. The only difference now is that she's no longer physically present here with us wearing her warm welcoming smile; she has gone to find eternal rest with her Maker. Lady Bessy was many things to many people: to some, she was the epitome of an accomplished housewife, to others, she was a Woman Leader of repute, but to her Children, she was a Mother to be depended on, she was a guidance Counselor, she was their encourage and Pillar of support. She was a Mother with unlimited supply of love for her family and for Mankind. The smallest act of kindness or gift meant the world to her. She was simple but very elegant lady, and never appeared to be flamboyant. We call her "A Woman of Substance" because she was endowed with so much wisdom and had tremendous strength of Character. Her contributions to Church and Society cannot be quantified and cannot be easily forgotten; especially her reign in Diocese on the Niger as the President of Lady Knights of St. Christopher. Loss of a dear one, especially a Mother is very painful but we take solace in the fact that we are overcomers. So my dear Sis, Hon Justice Ijem, we pray that the good Lord will grant you and your Sibblings the grace to bear this irreparable Loss. Lady Bessy Lilian Uzoamaka Onwuamaegbu, may your gentle Soul and the Souls of all the faithful departed continue to rest peacefully in the Bossom of the Lord until we meet to part no more. Lady Egosonwa Okafor, Prof. Ilochi A. Okafor SAN & Family.
Posted by U O on 19th March 2019
SEND FORTH FOR AUNTY BESSY - By Hon Ifeanyi Onyenuchie (IFFMAC) Nnewi My Aunty Lady Bessy Uzoaku Onwuamaegbu (Ogbueshi Ogalanya Nwanyi). An Amazon and advocator of truth and rectitude. She impacted considerably on the life of many people, very warm and accommodating. A great woman, always cheerful, a Christian of great faith. Each time she visits Holy Trinity Church Akaboukwu Uruagu Nnewi she must make something different. The shares she bought for Holy Trinity Church Akaboukwu Nnewi is there yielding dividends. We shall mourn and celebrate her departure with pride and expectation. Our sweet memory of her generousity will ever remain green in our hearts. May God almighty grant her eternal rest Amen. Hon Ifeanyi Onyenuchie & Family Akaboukwu Uruagu Nnewi.
Posted by U O on 19th March 2019
Tribute to an exceptionally outstanding mother of our time .... Ogalanya nwanyi - by Chinelo Dan Nzelu Beloved Mama, Ogalanya Nwanyi was an encourager and a motivator. Hardworking and very transparent in all her ways . Whenever I come in contact with her, I feel her strength even at her age and I feel a renewed strength to carry on. Her dressing, sense of humor since during the civil war when I first met her remained remarkably and consistently outstanding. I was her friend on the face book until recently when she relocated back from UK to Anambra state. We always have something to discuss and of course I never failed to gain from our mother daughter jist. I was just thinking of a present to send for her on returning from Omugo when I suddenly heard the news that Ogalanya nwanyi had translated to eternal glory. That I shall miss her is to say the least. May her very active and loving soul continue to Rest In perfect peace and May the family she left behind continue to take the family to higher strides in Jesus name. Ndonu Ezigbo Umu nwannem. Love you loads Chinelo Dan Nzelu FCT ABUJA
Posted by U O on 19th March 2019
Date: 23/03/19 A TRIBUTE TO OUR GREAT MUM, OGBUESHI. B.L.U. ONWUAMAEGBU by Chigbo Ibeagha, Ph.D and Mrs. Hope Ibeagha When the Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu, phoned me as regarding the demise of our mother, I was so shocked to the extent that the situation that I found myself was better imagined than described. In fact, I was dumb-founded, overwhelmed, confused, mesmerized, hypnotized, warped, tattooed and flabbergasted. I was so shocked to the extent that I suffered a temporary eclipse of the brain. This ugly situation was engineered, sponsored and catalyzed by the fact that few weeks ago, during her 90th year anniversary, she briskly walked to the lectern and read one of the lessons without glasses. After reading, she walked and sat on her seat without any help. She was involved in every aspect of the celebration. Now, to hear that she died after a very brief illness is unimaginable! She proved to be my Mum way back in 1970 and 1971. During this period, she treated me as one the oldest child, the oldest son, of the family. We used to discuss freely with one another. She would travel with me in her car (vuxhall) to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, for supplies. We used to go to large business outfits like K.C Chellarams, John Holts, P.Z, A.J. Leventis to buy different types of goods to stock our stores. Occasionally, Daddy would travel with me to different places like Lagos with his Mercedes Benz 190. Daddy encouraged me to study hard to the extent that two years later I was able to pass my G.C.E. “A” level examinations of the University of London and the H.S.C examinations through private studies. Thereafter, I was admitted through direct entry, to the University of Ibadan and with a Federal Government Scholarship. Mum, you were really an institution, an icon, an enigma. You were an embodiment of simplicity, humidity, kind to a fault, good natured, magnanimous and unassuming; you were always ready to forgo personal gains to satisfy others around you. Mum was of transparent honesty: such was the character of our dear Mum. Mum, we are celebrating your fruitful life of hard work, discipline, ingenuity, courage and reverence for God. Mum, you had always shunned slothfulness, laziness, idleness, dishonesty and hypocrisy. In short, Mum was a convinced, committed and an uncompromising Christian. Thus, I can boldly say that a gem is lost to us on earth but she had already been admitted as a member of the heavenly academy. In fact, an “Iroko” tree has fallen. Mum, who will fill the vacuum you have created? In fact, who can replace you? Who has the courage, kindness, discipline, uprightness, daring and commitment that you had? Your departure came when we needed you most. Mum, we grieve your death because we love you. We will surely miss your company. Mum, did you really think of your grand and great-grand children before you decided to leave them orphaned. So, no more free biscuits and bobo for them. Mum, you can see that they are still crying because they did not have the chance to say the final good-bye. They are here just to see whether you would change your mind to return to them alive! They are still wondering whether you would agree to carry them on your laps just one more time. They are still gazing and also wondering whether it is true that you have temporarily gone away from them. As you passed on, we still have not lost hope, for we hope to unite at the resurrection of the righteous, in Jesus’ name. Amen. Thus, as we go through the valley of weeping, through the valley of sorrowing and pain, we take succor in knowing that you know the Lord and that our loss will be your gain. We shall surely look beyond the night of sorrow to welcome that blessed day, a glad tomorrow, when the dark night would have passed away, and the God of all comfort will uphold and sustain us till we meet at the golden place of rest and perfect peace, “for I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor power, nor things present, no things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans Chapter 8: 38-39)”. Adieu, Mum Mrs. Hope Ibeagha (Daughter) Chigbo Ibeagha, Ph.D (Son).
Posted by U O on 19th March 2019
TRIBUTE TO MY “MUM! MUM!” – THE QUNITESSENTIAL “LADY” – by Nneka Adi-Mbonu (Chief Registrar, Emeritus) Mum! Mum! (That was the special name I had for you). I write this with untold gratitude to God Almighty for your beautiful life; though tempted to ask of God to have you just for a while more. Ogalanya nwanyi, it was just like shock waves were sent out with your sudden long trip to everlasting life with your maker. However, the God you dutifully served, living true to His word (1 Corinthians 10:13), in His mercy, granted us all His ever-sufficient grace to bear your passage. What can we not thank God for? • The countless and ceaseless blessings from God which suffused your glorious life. • The manifestly accomplished children and grand-children trailing you. The special miracle in Aunty Ije’s life was God’s well-thought out parting gift to you. You left with so much joy!! Glory be to God. • The life of service in God’s kingdom through which you honoured God with your family. Gladly God honoured you with over 90 glorious years. Rest on Mum! Mum! It is well with your soul. Your stately carriage, confidence and matter-of-fact life are already being missed. We shall meet on that glorious morning when the Lord comes for His own, by His grace.
Posted by Lady Pat Okeke on 19th March 2019
A TRIBUTE TO MAMA M ,OGALANYA NWANYI, LADY UZOAKU BESSIE ONWUAMAEGBU Mama,Ogalanya Nwanyi as we fondly call you, Mama the 23rd of February was a nightmare to me, I still cannot accept it but a las it is true. I was shocked when I read Emy’s message about your passing on. I didn’t understand it and started calling Onwa to come as he was down stairs. I flew down the stairs to meet him and broke the relatively bad news to him. “Daddy, Ogalanya Nwanyi Anwugo!!!. He just fell into a nearby chair and couldn’t talk. Mama what happened? You couldn’t even call me, there was no message for your 3rd daughter, Patty. Mama you normally call me on the phone, at times some days you call me about 3, 4 times a day. Mama, you just slipped into a world of no return without a word for me, not even to Ijem Mama, “imetaro kwaya, Ijem imetaro kwaya”. You couldn’t even reach us from Wednesday to Friday when she breathed her last. Mama,be it as it may, our live together was blissful. We were a source of joy to each other. Our muctural visits are quite enjoyable and normally lasts not less than two hours. We understand ourselves. Mama, we will forever cherish your memory. Ochili anyi Ozua, as you fondly call my husband is missing you with all our children. We are here to bid you farewell. Adieu mama, Adieu Ogalanya Nwanyi, Adieu Nne Acting Chief Judge, Adieu Nne Doctor, Adieu Nne Major General, Adieu Nne Chinwe Adieu Nne Ucheorah. Mama, we love you. Jee Ije gi nke oma The G.U.O’s, your Children and Neighbor Chief Dr. Sir& Dr. Lady G.U.Okeke (MON) (Ochili Anyi Ozua) & the Family
Posted by U O on 18th March 2019
Condolence Message from Chief Sir Gab Onwugbenu (KSS), Iju Nnewi Ezinne, Mama Ije, Ogalanya Nwanyi! Your death is like a balloon that disappeared suddenly in the air and will not come back to be enjoyed by little kids. Nne’m Ochie, I can never forget my first contact with you, as far back as 1954, when your late cousin James Egemonye sent me on an errand from Lagos when you were teaching at St. Andrew’s School, Obosi. Mama, your motherly concern and care for me has been indelible in my heart. It was your motherly advise in 1966 that made me drop the ambition of buying a house in Port Harcourt, which could have become an abandoned or seized property after the Biafran war. Mama Ije, Onye ndumodu enwero oyili, naa n’udo! Mama Ije, Nne’m Ochie ji nwadiana kpolu ife, zuo Ike Na ndokwa. Amen. Chief Sir Gab Onwugbenu (KSS) Iju Nnewi
Posted by Azuka Enemo on 18th March 2019
I called her Mama Ije and since her demise, have missed her in our close sitting positions, at All Saints Cathedral, where we worshipped. Lady Onwuamaegbu was strong, confident and took the front seat on any matter she believed in - family, church activities, worship and fashion. Hers was elegant and very becoming. Her daughter's friends became her friends automatically and with an uncommon ease related with all in endearing ways. She was forthright in many pleasing ways. We mourn your exit and it is obvious , your daughter, our dear Chief Judge and her siblings will miss you sorely. Consoled that you lived well and long and took a dignified bow to be with your creator, we pray for the peaceful repose of your dear soul in the bosom of God, Adieu Mama Ij, Adieu Lady Onwuamaegbu.
Posted by Prof Usman Tar on 18th March 2019
A Tribute to Mama Mama, we all have a limited time ion this ephemeral planet. In your short sojourn you gave birth to, and raised, a wonderful gentleman and selfless leader - Major General Emeka Onwamaegbu. For this, wonderful gift to Nigeria and humanity, we are forever indebted to you. Mama, I am sure you made your imprint in the sand of time as wife, mother, aunt, church leader and community elder. In General Emeka and your extant endeavours, your footprint will forever glow. May God grant your family the fortitude to bear this loss. It is well. Prof Usman Tar Director, Centre for Defence and Documentation, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.
Posted by U O on 18th March 2019
A Personal Tribute to A Truly Amazing Lady - by Charles Spiropoulos I was very saddened by the news of Lady Onwuamaegbu's passing. I always called her Auntie and mourn the loss of her particularly motherly and encouraging presence. I do, however, also celebrate her life which was a long and well-lived one. To me, Auntie was always one link to my own mother whom I lost at a very young age in life. She had been a friend whom my mother was most fond of, and that fondness was returned in equal measure. Auntie being the person that she was, passed on the fondness that she had for my mother to us. In all the years that we were growing up she asked after us and was ever so delighted to see us. I always felt the warmth and love of a mother whenever I saw her, and I will always cherish the memories of her loving kindness, her gentle encouragement and her wise counsel. I know Auntie has gone to a better place and this knowledge provides some comfort, in addition to the fact that she was a lady of great faith. She really was a truly amazing lady who I will always remember as indefatigable. The legacy Auntie leaves behind in her wonderful and accomplished children and grandchildren reflects the amazing person that she was. I am honoured to stand with them to salute her proud memory. Rest in peace Auntie. You will forever live in our hearts.
Posted by U O on 18th March 2019
TRIBUTE TO LADY BESSY UZOAKU ONWUAMAEGBU (OGALANYA NWANYI) - by His Worship Oby Erinne How does one begin to write about a woman that was larger than life? What words can sufficiently capture her personality? Ogalanya nwanyi was a woman of many parts. She was indeed a quintessential mother, both to her biological children and all that came across her. The milk of human kindness overflowed from her. She never hesitated to go out of her way to lend a helping hand, especially, those little things that matter. She was a lover of beauty and never passed by anyone or anything pleasant without appreciating same. Her dressing and carriage, ever so graceful, bore witness to her love for beauty and class. You should see her Jewelries-Poshness personified! She spoke her mind, albeit the truth and never had the stomach for pretenses-my kind of woman! She was generous especially when it had to do with the things of God and the Church. When we were celebrating her 90th birthday on 27th December 2018, we did not know that would be her last outing. We are however consoled by the fact that she lived a very fulfilled life and God blessed her indeed. I commiserate with my Lord, Hon. Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu, The Hon. Acting Chief Judge of Anambra State and the entire Onwuamaegbu family. May your solace be in our Lord Jesus. Mommy will sorely be missed. Continue to rest with the angels, Ogalanya nwanyi. His Worship Oby Erinne
Posted by U O on 18th March 2019
LETTER OF COMMISERATION by Ven. Obiora Uzochukwu 13th March, 2019. Hon. Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu & Family My Lord, LETTER OF COMMISERATION We received the news of the death of your beloved mother, Lady Bessy Lilian Uzoaku Onwuamaegbu (Ogbueshi Ogalanya Nwanyi), the wife of late Hon. Justice Obumneme Onwuamaegbu, a onetime Chancellor of the Diocese on the Niger (1985 – 1989) who passed on to glory on [Friday, the 22nd] day of March, 2019 at the age of 91 years and we write to commiserate with you. My heart goes to you and the entire members of Onwuamaegbu family at this time as you celebrate a fulfilled life and time of a loving mother. Lady Uzoaku Onwuamaegbu was a committed Christian, an “unapologetic Anglican”, a great chorister with a sonorous contralto voice. She was a member of the Mothers’ Union, Women’s Guild, a Lady Knight of St. Christopher in 1982. She was also the foundation President of Lady Knight of St. Christopher, Diocese on the Niger and Cathedral Committee member for more than 10 years. She is a mother of Honour, Patron of former Debora Women’s Group and Patron of Gracious Women’s Group before her death. She was a member of the committee that successfully planned and catered at the major event of the dedication of the Cathedral in 1992. Due to all her contributions & commitment to the church both at home and abroad, she was awarded Cathedral Life Member on Sunday 2nd October, 2016 Lady Uzoaku was a community builder, a two time Jerusalem pilgrim, benefactor of many churches and she was known for her generous donation to churches and those in needs. The Cathedral Life Members, the Women Ministry and the entire members of All Saints’ Cathedral will miss Lady Uzoaku dearly especially her sense of humor but we take solace in the fact that she has gone to be with the Lord. On behalf of my family, the Dean of the Cathedral, the Cathedral Committee and entire members of All Saints’ Cathedral, I extend my heartfelt condolences to you and pray that Almighty God grants you the fortitude to cope with the gap created by her passing on to glory. Ven. Obiora Uzochukwu Sub-dean
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TRIBUTE TO A WONDERFUL MOTHER - by Onyekwelu Okafor Stunned! That is the emotion I felt/experienced when Chioma, told me that you were in the hospital. Mama, we had just celebrated you only two months ago and I was not done reveling in you wealth of sound judgment, clear sight and continuous encouraging spirit. You were strong up until the last minute. Your love, care and complete trust in me are part of the memories that have kept me going for years. Mama, you were an example, not only to your biological family but to many, including me. What do I keep as my most cherished memory of you? Is it your words to Uncle Joe when you asked me to go and train under him in 1990, an advice that has brought me many blessings till today, or your extreme kindness to me while we were celebrating you in December, 2018. Or is it the good hearted children and grandchildren you have brought into this world? Mama, your life was full of lessons, doggedness, achievements and empathy. If I know nothing else, I know that you are resting in the bosom of the lord. I miss you Mama but I know that the Almighty God wants some of your awesomeness in heaven with him. Adieu Mama,Go well Ogalanya nwanyi. May your kind soul rest in peace.‎‎ Onyekwelu. ‎
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TRIBUTE TO AUNTIE BESSIE - Lady Regina Ezenwa, FPSN LADY BESSY ONWUAMAEGBU OGBUESI OGALANYA NWANYI. A classy lady extraordinairè. A cake designer primus inter-pares. Auntie Bessy's cakes were the best of the best, really delicious with outstanding decorations. Each tier of her wedding cakes had a meaning! Somewhere along the line, she stopped commercial baking but her food was always yummy. She personified the wife of the 1950's, the total woman who was an excellent cook and home maker, as well as a pillar of support to enable her husband achieve his greatest potential. In spite of the societal restrictions, in which the then wife was behind the scenes and not really in government offices and the corporate world, few of them still stood out to achieve the best of their own potentials in that world. Aunty Bessy was definitely one of such. Strict, firm, strong and independent, bold and outspoken, she was a great mother and an active builder in the Church of Christ, especially the Anglican Communion. Now we know from whom Ijem got her building acumen for people, materials and structures. As young girls, she was one of the women we admired. As younger aging women, she was still one of the women, aging gracefully, that we admired. Auntie, you always had words of immense encouragement for me. I remember when I arrived Oba the day before the celebration of your 90th birthday last December, you proudly reeled out many of my talents and excellent characteristics to those around you, especially how I had taken after you and baked excellent cakes and like my own mum made beautiful dresses but had to stop to focus on the Pharmacy. You even remembered my wedding day! I blushed enjoying all the words of praise especially from you, an epitome of womanhood. Auntie, Adieu! We will miss you! I have the assurance that you were ready and you are marching on with the saints triumphant in the bosom of Jesus Christ whom you lived for as Lord and Saviour. Lady Regina Ezenwa, FPSN
Posted by U O on 18th March 2019
Tribute from Hon. Justice Onochie/Lady Uzoma Anyachebelu ANAMBRA STATE JUDICIARY Hon. Judge’s Chambers The Judiciary High court of Justice Anambra State, Nigeria 15th March, 2019. Hon. Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu The Hon, The Acting Chief Judge Chief Judges Chambers Judiciary Headquarters High Court of Justice Awka. His Lordship RE: LADY BESSY LILIAN UZOAKU ONWUAMAEGBU (DECEASED) IN RE: CONDOLENCE MESSAGE We write to express our sympathy and condolence on the death of your dear mother. We understand that she died on the 22nd February 2019 and was blessed with more than 90 years on earth. The circumstances of her death revealed a smooth and peaceful journey. We could conveniently say she truly slept in the lord. We thank God for her life and times. It is always difficult to come to terms with the exit of a dear mother especially one as unique as Ogalanya Nwanyi. She was a committed and faithful Christian. A principled woman who truly impacted discipline on the children together with those that came in contact with her. Death will always be sad. We feel the sorrow but will not sink under its oppression. Ogalanya Nwanyi was truly loved by most people who associated with her. She was always dignified in her approach. The death of people whom we love brings sorrow and pain. But if our loved ones knew the Lord, our loss becomes their gain. We are convinced that she truly knew the lord and so we thank God. Please extend our greetings to all who mourn this great soul, as we pray that her cherished soul truly rests in peace. Hon. Justice Onochie/Lady Uzoma Anyachebelu
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Adieu Grandmum! by Barr. Lynda Chinwuba I was filled with a sense of great loss at the news of your death but I consoled myself knowing that it must have been the will of God. You were so radiant and peaceful on 27th December 2018 during your thanksgiving service at Isu Oba. Who could have known that it was to be your last public outing? You showered me with so much love and care during my official assignment in Onitsha. You sent light refreshments to the Land Revalidation Committee as your support for the exercise that they referred to you as "my grandmum". Indeed you were a good "grandmum", a loving mother, a gentle soul and above all, a very humble woman despite your social and family background. To sum up, you were "a Candle in the Wind". May your peaceful soul rest in the bossom of the Lord........Amen Barr. Lynda Chinwuba
Posted by U O on 18th March 2019
Tribute by Hon Justice Nwakibie G. U. Ononiba Hon Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu Chief Judge Anambra State Judiciary Headquarters Awka. My Lord, GLORIOUS DEPARTURE TO ETERNITY OF LADY OGBUESHI BESSY LILLIAN UZOAKU ONWUAMAEGBU (OGALANYA NWANYI) The passing on of your beloved mother has opened my eyes to the true meaning of the expression ''Glorious Exit'' usually associated with all sorts of people whether they died suddenly in their 40s or 50s. I see no any other way of explaining the fact that Ogalanya Nwanyi celebrated her 90th birthday anniversary in a grand style on the 27th day of December, 2018. She was bobbling with excellent health and nobody would have imagined that in less than 2 months she will no longer be with us in this world. This is what I Called GLORIOUS EXIT. I can not think of anybody who is more blessed than Lady Bessy Onwuamaegbu. She expressed this fulfillment in her titled name Ogalanya Nwanyi ;yet she remained humble and dedicated to her Christian faith. As a matriarch of illustrious family of Onwuamaegbu she has so many stars shining on her. For example, her late husband Obumneme Onwuamaegbu was the first Igbo man to obtain PhD in Law from the University of London. He was Attorney General of East Central State and finally a High Court Judge. Amongst her children is a Medical Doctor working in Britain; Rtd Major General in Nigerian Army and a United Nation Diplomat. I dare say that this is a family that will be difficult to beat in intellectual excellence. What I expect to see at Isu Oba on the 23rd of March, 2019 is not mourning for Ogalanya Nwanyi but a great send off party for this great woman. Hon Justice Nwakibie G.U.Ononiba,OON Chief Judge Anambra State Rtd.
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Tribute to an Awesome Aunt - by Ajaegbo Obiajulu Egemonye I received the news of Mama's passing with immense sadness. Words can not capture the fullness of her life. I remember with fondness, her many visits to our house. She always brought us what she called ''Achicha'', which is how I learnt that Igbo word. Her warm and loving presence will be greatly missed by myself and the entire Uncle Joe's family. Adieu Mama Ije, Adieu Auntie Bessy. Ka Chukwu Okike nara mkpuru obi gi n'ndokwa, Amen. Mazi Ajaegbo Obiajulu Egemonye, (Abianomume II). London, U.K. March, 2019.
Posted by Ada Nwachukwu on 17th March 2019
TRIBUTE FOR LATE OGBUESHI LADY BESSY LILLIAN UZOAKU ONWUAMAEGBU (OGALANYA NWANYI) BY ST JOHN THE APOSTLE ANGLICAN CHURCH, ISU OBA. The Parish priest, workers, PCC and the entire congregation of St John’s Church, Isu-Oba mourn the death of our dear mother – Lady Ogbueshi Bessy Lillian Uzoaku Onwuamaegbu who has gone to be with the Lord. Until Mama’s Transition, she has been a veritable instrument in the hands of the Lord to cradle our Church – St John which has today metamorphosed into a big 3 Church Parish. Lady Ogbueshi supported her husband – The late Hon Justice Obumneme Onwuamaegbu who was the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, East Central States of Nigeria and the Chancellor, Diocese on the Niger in making sure that St John’s Church was established in 1986 due to distance and other hazards going to St Paul’s to worship. Mama donated millions of naira for building of this church edifice and parcels of land for its expansion. No one will be in doubt that the money used to stand this structure was raised during Mama’s 80th birthday thanksgiving Service. Ogbueshi was a special gift to us here, together with every other members of her family. She and her entire household had continued to nurture this church till now. Ogbueshi, your memories will continue to remain evergreen in our hearts. We cherished your magnanimity and philanthropy. Mother of many, Sponsor of many and supporter of the needy; you saved towards the upbringing of the less privileged irrespective of affiliations. We shall miss you. During your 90th birthday celebrations last December 27th, you were shinning like morning stars, little wonder you were saying good bye ironically, though peacefully to the glory of God. And I heard a voice from heaven saying blessed are the dead who die in the Lord henceforth, Blessed indeed, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours, for their deeds follow them. Rev 14:13. Henceforth, we bid you good night the gallant Lady Knight. Our hope is strong in Christ who is the first fruit of all who had died and yet to die in Him. Now to Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Mr Ifedili Ubadi P.C.C Secretary Rev Henry Nwachukwu Vicar
Posted by Susan Odunukwe on 17th March 2019
Tribute to Lady Bessy Onwuamaegbu (Our Auntie Oba) By Susan Odunukwe (Niece) It’s with gratitude to our Almighty God for a life well-lived that I write this tribute to my Auntie. Most of what is contained in this tribute had been written and has already been shared with you at your 90th birthday in December when it counted the most. I am thankful to God that you lived to see and enjoy your 90th birthday bash put together for you by your children. It was a befitting occasion and a memorable one...It had your signature written all over it. My cousins, their husbands and our children that came from the U.S. knew how much this celebration meant to you as you had announced it a year in advance and so we made it a big deal too appearing at your celebration in our own way, wearing our aso ebi ready to personally deliver our tributes to you. I am certainly glad to be part of your special day!! Auntie, even at your old age, you never missed a beat…You were a force to be reckoned with…You remained vibrant and independent to the very end making your presence known with your flair for fashion never complete without your flamboyant bling...bling!! “Auntie Oba” as we still call my Auntie Bessy to this day, is respected for her strength, hard work, generosity and feared for her “sternness.” There are several attributes that I greatly admire about the Egemonye women… Look around you…Have you noticed anything? Wherever the Egemonye women are married into, they make their presence known contributing immensely side by side with their husbands in building their new families. Auntie Oba, you were without a doubt; on the very top of that list. I am sure that your contributions to the Onwuamaegbu family have not gone unnoticed. Not only have you contributed immensely in helping to develop the Onwuamaegbu family, but you have also contributed in making a significant difference in the lives of the Egemonyes. You have never forgotten where you came from and have assisted when there were family members who were experiencing financial hardship. All the Egemonyes can attest to the fact that you are known to step up to the plate even when you have not been given advance notice about the situation. You were so proud of being from the Egemonye family and made it known every step along the way; passing those same values to your children who have since joined in contributing to the welfare of the Egemonye family. I have personally witnessed some of those good needs. We were with Emmy at the Nnewi USA (NUSA) annual convention last July in Houston when Emmy stood up and proudly announced his relationship with Nde Nnewi professing the love that you have for the Egemonye family and Nde Nnewi. He concluded with a huge charitable donation to NUSA on your behalf. What an honor!! I am also aware of the numerous donations and gestures by you and your children (my cousins) in supporting different charitable endeavors throughout the years. Auntie Oba, you have safeguarded the interest of the Egemonyes and as an “Ada”, you have represented us well and made us very proud!! As indicated in your birthday tribute, you have certainly exemplified the thoughtfulness and generosity demonstrated by Mama Nnewi…You perpetuated her legacy by the numerous projects that you had undertaken during your lifetime including church and leadership projects. Even during your birthday celebration, you refused all gifts rather asking for those donations to be made directly to the church…What a godly and selfless act!! As the last of my dad’s sibling to pass, I have had time to reflect on the legacy that you, Uncle Ben, my dad, Auntie Grace and Uncle Joe have left and in so doing, I feel the vacuum and more so since I had just recently spent time with you at Nnewi at the church on December 30th and afterwards at Chukwuanu’s house. When I escorted you to your car for your return to Oba on that day, little did I know that this would be the last time that I would see you. Auntie Oba, you would be sorely missed…We have not stopped talking about your departure…To my cousins, Ije, Meto, Emmy, Chinwe, Ucheora and Chomy may the Lord continue to strengthen you. As you reminisce about your mom’s life, may you be reminded of her legacy and all the ways that you have contributed in perpetuating that legacy. Auntie Oba, thank God that you ran …. finished your race… and in the process have left an indelible mark! As believers, we know that you are up in heaven… looking down and probably issuing orders “do it like this…and do it like that…” MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE AUNTIE OBA
Posted by Obiora Okafor on 17th March 2019
Dear Uche and Chi, Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your much beloved mother and grandmother. Take heart in the fact that she lived a long and accomplished life. May she rest in perfect peace. Obiora Okafor
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TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED AUNT LADY BESSY UZOAKU ONWUAMAEGBU " OGALANYA NWANYI "- THE MUMMY WITH A GOLDEN HEART - Chibueze Onwuamaegbu Your life was a testimony of God's goodness and your love toward humanity. No wonder people who went to acquire more material wealth still found themselves liliputing when stood shoulder to shoulder with you, Why? your real wealth was within you in your Golden heart out of which flows ceaselessly streams of love to humanity. One cannot love without giving. Right from the time you came into the big family, you made it your goal to touch every life by giving out something tangible. With your benevolence and philanthropy, you touched many lives in the community and church beyond. Through your giving you popularised the song "A na ewepu O n'abata." A Big heart Of Love Of Love and Forgiveness: Although you were quick at detecting fault quick to rebuke as a good teacher, quick to correct quick to forgive the offender without waiting for apology. You refuse to clutter your with grudges and forgiveness. A GOOD DISCIPLINARIAN; You discipline with a lot of love in your heart. I appreciate the equal treatment you gave to your Late nephew CHIDO and your children while they grew up together, you gave them exciting and hilarious childhood. I enjoyed every moment of my stay while I visited. Hardly will any outsider know that CHIDO was not your child. MAMA CHIDO!!!! GREAT COUNSELLOR You would always say the truth in love. My Family was richly blessed through your counsel which helps us to navigate through the the storms of early stage of our marriage. My Wife remained eternally grateful for your Motherly love encouragement and wise counsel. ADIEU - THE MUMMY WITH A GOLDEN HEART!!!!!!! ADIEU - THE MUMMY WITH A GOLDEN HEART!!!!!!! PASTOR CHIBUEZE ONWUAMAEGBU AND FAMILY
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Letter Of Condolence - ANAMBRA STATE LAW REVISION COMMITTEE Hon. Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu, Ag. Chief Judge, Chief Judge’s Chambers, Judiciary Headquarters, High Court of Justice, Awka, Anambra State. My Lord, RE: Letter Of Condolence We, the entire members of Anambra State Law Revision Committee express our deepest condolence to you and the entire Onwuamaegbu Family on the recent transition of your beloved mother, Lady Bessy Lillian Uzoaku Onwuamaegbu (Nee Egemonye) Ogbueshi-Ogalanya Nwanyi at the enviable age of 90 years. We give glory to God that your mother lived an exemplary life and left a worthy legacy of illustrious sons and daughters, such as you, the Ag. Chief Judge of Anambra State and the Chairman of the Anambra State Law Revision Committee. Lady Bessy was truly an inspiring figure, a dedicated mother and a faithful Christian. Once again, accept our condolences. Yours faithfully, Dr. T. C. Osanakpo, SAN Patricia I. Igwebuike, Esq Alternate Chairman Secretary
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Tribute by Hon. Justice Irene Uzoamaka Ndigwe The Hon Acting Chief Judge ANAMBRA STATE JUDICIARY My Lord,
I write to commiserate with you and members of your family on the call to glory of your beloved Matriarch, Lady Bessie Onwuamaegbu (Ogalanya Nwanyi).
“For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.”- Romans 14:8 Ogalanya Nwanyi you lived in Christ and even in death you are with him, and so our comfort comes from the confidence in knowing that you have always been of the lord and nothing can separate you from his loving protection and light. You have merely gone on to be closer to our Lord. Gracious in your ways and loving to all who knew you, your absence will undoubtedly be felt, but your memory will be honoured as we continue to exercise and carry forward all that we learnt from you; And in honouring you we will continue to Celebrate your commendable legacy in the children you so raised. May God accept Mama‘s soul and grant you and your entire family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
You will forever be in our hearts. Yours sincerely
 Hon Justice I.U. Ndigwe
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Condolence Message - from Dr E.C.Iwuji As one (with my daughter and grandson) of those privileged to have witnessed and participated in the memorable celebration organised by her children for her 90th Birthday Anniversary, the news of Lady Bessey Lilian Uzoaku Onwuamaegbu’s death, so soon after the Event, was not only unexpected but also a shock. It must have been doubly so for her children and relations. On behalf of my family and I, I wish to express our deepest sympathy to Ucheora, his siblings and the Onwuamaegbu family in their grief. In retrospect, you (late Justice Moses and Lady Bessey’s children), should be proud and thankful to God for the loyalty and honour you did to your mother, by arranging such a lavish celebration for her. The sweet reminiscences of the Event must be with her wherever she is now resting. This, and the very fulfilled life she lived, should be some consolation. Dr Eleazar C. Iwuji, KSC
Posted by Okey ONWUAMAEGBU on 16th March 2019
TRIBUTE TO MA’AM LADY BESSY ONWUAMAEGBU (OGBUESHI-OGALANYA NWANYI) Dear mother it really feels hard to come to terms that we will miss your charm, glowing, open mindedness and inspiring spirit with which the Lord blessed you and you shared them with us. Yes, these virtues we cannot share and receive from you again, so we celebrate your life - a fulfilled life. You’re an epitome of courage, industry and kind-heartedness. We that you left behind will endeavour to trade the path of good attribute you showed. You were never a proponent of indolence, always preached against it and encouraged any willing soul in getting their hands on things to get busy. We always looked up to you as role model when occasions arose that somebody had to be told what they had done wrong; you always said your mind regardless and naturally it would be the right thing to do. But many a man would choose to sit on the fence instead of coming out clearly with his opinion regarding the matter. Mama, talking about your proficiency in cookery, we learnt a lot about what constitute healthy eating that is a necessity for good living. This might have even contributed to your longevity as God had given to you. Our dearly beloved mother, if it is possible and our desire too, we would have wished you stay having invited all that were present last year December to your 100th birthday because we love you but God loves you more hence the home calling. We will meet again. ADIEU MAMA Okey ,Ogo & family
Posted by U O on 16th March 2019
Tribute to Mama Oba - by Anele & Chidii Ebizie Ogbueshi’s brief illness came as a big shock. It is still unbelievable especially after having seen her last December at her 90th birthday party. Mama was the star at her Birthday party. She was nothing like you would expect a 90-year-old to look like or act like. She had the wisdom and the numbers, but she was not an ‘old’ woman. Mama was most remarkable, she was in command, she was strong, eloquent and totally in control. It is hard to believable that she has gone. I can still see her the day after the party, as she directed and gave presents and party treats to relations and friends as we left. Ije, Emmy, Uche and family, you were all amazing. You organised the best party ever. I wished and was sure we would come back to Oba in 10 years for another amazing party. As it turned out you gave Mama the greatest and best send off any one could ever wish for. Well done Ije ‘Oke Ada’, thank you for taking care of Mama. We all know how independent Mama was. Take comfort in the fact that she was not alone, she lived with you and you looked after her to the very end. Ogalanyanwanyi, Ogbueshi. Mama Oba, you are one in a million. You were very caring. I remember how you took care of us those many years ago in Enugu. You made our wedding cake at no cost to us. You and Dad (Obuneme) honoured us with your presence at our wedding. Even in your old age you never failed to give us presents when we visited. I still have the dried fish you gave me in December. Mama fare well and rest in perfect peace. Anele & Chidii Ebizie
Posted by Nnoruka Egemonye on 16th March 2019
TRIBUTE TO MAMA ANYI, ISI ADA UMU EGEMONYE LADY BESSY LILIAN UZOAKU ONWUAMAEGBU OGBUESHI – OGALANYA NWANYI. It is so difficult to write about you. This is because nobody can cover all the perspectives that you stood for in our Family. Despite your age and any health issues accompanying the ageing process, you were always present in all the meetings of Umuada Egemonye. Put into quantitative and qualitative terms, you were the most active and visible Nwada of the Egemonye Family. Our family meetings were very important to you and you took them very seriously. Even in the religious activities that concerned the Anglican and other churches at Akaboukwu, Uruagu and Nnewi, your support to them was always source of joy to you! The blind saw your good deeds and the deaf equally heard them. Mama anyi, Mama Oba, you took the entire Egemonye Family as your children! You always inquired about everybody. As far as you were concerned, Egemonye Family was the Ultimate. Egemonye Family was the best. You made sure that no member of our Family spent every year’s Christmas on an empty stomach. This practice you have sustained for a very long time. You encouraged our children to get educated. You endowed some money for University Scholarships for this purpose. You equally explained to us that education enhances mental capability, attitude and behaviour. You challenged the Egemonye Family a few years back to build a better and befitting Family Hall. You supported us financially towards this project! By mid-December 2018, I visited you at your residence at Onitsha to congratulate you on your 90th Birthday and to brief you about our Family Hall. You were happy with the photograph of the extent of our Family Hall. You further advised that everything humanly possible should be done to bring the project to conclusion. Few days after that my visit, fire gutted your house at Onitsha. But God saved you from that calamity. Still your 90th year Birthday was still celebrated on 27th December, 2018. Your generosity to us was legendary! You opened your hands to us without any inhibition! You gave to us cheerfully, freely and happily. Your propensity to give cannot be described! You lived a completely fulfilled life. You told all those who interacted closely with you that you didn’t need anything from anybody. No gifts nor presents of any sort! You were a virtuous woman. A woman of sagacity! You were unapologetically proud of your heritage! It is only the Almighty God above that knows why your Home Call by this time! But no one can query Him! We, the entire members of the Egemonye Family mourn and miss you. But we are gladdened by the fact known by everyone that you left your bold footprints in the sands of time. Rest in peace Mama anyi, because your legacy will live after you. Fare thee well, Ogbueshi – Ogalanya Nwanyi, Mama Anyi, Isi Ada Umu Egemonye. Nnoruka Egemonye Chairman, EGEMONYE FAMILY MEETING
Posted by U O on 16th March 2019
CONDOLENCES ON THE DEATH OF A MATRIARCH - Ogoo & Emeka Ngige, SAN Friday 15th March 2019 Hon Justice Obumnaeme Onwuamaegbu Family ℅ Gen. Emeka Onwuamaegbu (Rtd) Isu Village, Oba Idemili South LGA My beloved General, CONDOLENCES ON THE DEATH OF THE MATRIARCH OF ONWUAMAEGBU FAMILY, LADY BESSY LILIAN UZOAKU ONWUAMAEGBU (NEE EGEMONYE), OGBUESHI OGALANYA NWANYI On behalf of my family, I write to convey our sincere condolences to the entire Clan on the demise of your Matriarch, Lady Bessy Lilian Uzoaku Onwuamaegbu (Nee Egemonye) who slept in the Lord on the 22nd of February 2019 at the age, 90+. As aptly captioned in her obituary poster, Ogbueshi Ogalanya-Nwanyi’s life was a fulfilled one. She enjoyed, among others, longevity, good health, prosperity, successful children and grandchildren, religiosity and happiness. Just last December, we all celebrated her 90th birthday in grand style. A week to celebrate the historical ascension of her daughter, Ijem to the leadership of Anambra State Judiciary, she exited gracefully. Truly Ogalanya- Nwanyi came, saw and conquered. In line with the Biblical quotation in 2nd Timothy Verse 4 she fought a good fight, finished the race, religiously and dutifully kept the faith and expectantly by His Grace will surely collect the crown of righteousness which the Good Lord has in stock for the righteous. May the Good Lord grant your family the fortitude to bear the loss of Lady Bessy. She will be sorely missed by the family members. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace! Amen Yours Sincerely Sgd Ogoo & Emeka Ngige, SAN Ikemba N’Alor
Posted by U O on 16th March 2019
TRIBUTE TO A SUPPORTER/ PILLAR TO MY FAMILY - by Sir Samuel Onuchukwu " There are always people you meet in your life that change you and your path " - MASON COX I Sir Samuel Onuchukwu (IFE DI N'OBA 1 AKU ILILI N'OBA) on behalf of my family express my condolence to the onwuamaegbu family over the death of mama. I can't forget her advice to my wife when we newly wedded. "When you go to the ogbete market (Enugu) to buy a knife, buy two knives keep one at Oba and one at Enugu "And she went on to say " Never forget to build a house in Oba before building in Enugu " with this candid advice and lots more I was able to build my family and a home at Oba. ADIEU! ADIEU!! ADIEU!!! MAMA JEE NKE OMA Signed Sir Samuel Onuchukwu (IFE DI N'OBA 1) on behalf of my family
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Forever In Our Hearts - by Vero Osanakpo Carl Sagan's quote...'To live in the hearts of others is never to die' comes true again as I remember Lady Bessy Onwuamegbu, fondly known and addressed as Ogalanya Nwanyi . To a small group she was addressed as OJIUGO. I recall with joy my first encounter with Mama about 27years ago as a young mom, after introductions had been made, she pulled me aside and wanted to be sure she heard correctly where my husband was from...she then told me that Nnewi women who were married to non- Nnewi men are known as Ojiugos... Powerful Ada!! I gladly keyed in and addressed her respectfully as Ojiugo. So I was Ojiugo to her and she (Ojiugo) looked out for me. She was one of our first guests when we moved into her neighbourhood years ago. She took note of my husband, recognised and exchanged pleasantries with him whenever their paths crossed. She was delightful, though she said things the way she saw them, it didn't matter whose ox was gored. She was courageous about the truth! Fond memories of her are etched in our hearts. We are grateful to God for her beautiful life, she was blessed with long life (Ps9l vs 16), with children and grand/ great grand children (Ps 128 vs 6), the works of her hands were blessed like the woman of Proverbs 31. Most importantly Ojiugo had a sound mind till the very end. Her elegance on the 27th of December, 2018 at her 90th birthday celebration, (two months before the final call), is a testimony of His grace and will remain evergreen in the minds of people. To God be all the glory. Death, however is very painful especially the death of a dear parent, but we are assured it is not the end but the beginning of a glorious life in eternity. Our prayer is that God in His infinite mercy consoles her family and grants her soul eternal rest in heaven. Amen She will be missed but fondly remembered. Ndoo nu umu wadiana. Mrs Vero Osanakpo
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Tribute to a Quintessential Lady and Mum, by Hon. Barr Tonia Tabansi-Okoye Mum was such a graceful lady, even In old age, that she made old age seem so easy ,comfortable and less scary. Her smile that never seemed to leave her face was so disarming, that I never ceased to admire her. Mum was a mother to me and other of Ije's friends in the late eighties when we were very young lawyers cutting our teeth in legal profession. We enjoyed her company and loved her jokes. She took us, Ije's friends, as her daughters and treated us as such. It was with her that I came to appreciate the saying that - age is only but a number, and that one is as old as one feels. She was young at heart and that reflected very much on her out look in life. She was a beautiful soul, kind, hospitable, generous, and full of love for mankind. My regret is that I could not make it to her ninetieth birthday celebration on the 27th December 2018. It would have been a wonderful opportunity to hug her once more and bid her farewell. Adiue Mum, Adieu Ogalanya Nwanyi. May your kind and generous soul rest in perfect peace. Amen Hon. Barr Tonia Tabansi-Okoye
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Condolence Message - Fidelis & Florence Ejikeme + Family To the Owuamaegbu Family, Isu-Oba. At the recent nonagenarian celebrations and weeks after, our matriarch, mother and grandmother was so radiant and full of life to the joy of all. But, in keeping with life's mysteries, it has pleased God to summon her to paradise at this time. We are so sorry for your unexpected loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies, while we pray to God to comfort you Ijem, Meto, Emmy, Chichi, Ucheora and the entire family. May He welcome her soul in heaven. Ndo nu. Fidelis & Florence Ejikeme + Family, Okuzu-Oba
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ADIEU MAMA by Senator (Sir) Annie Okonkwo. To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: Ecc: 3v1. For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and Life is but a pilgrimage of mortals who after their sojourn on earth must return unto the Creator and indeed our real life is that which is accorded to us in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love. Howbeit, Life can never stay the same, no matter how we try. Our hands can never stop the clock of life from ticking by but love remains unchanged in the care of sorrowful hearts, for as the love of this life surrenders, the love of memory starts. Words seem so feeble in moments like these because no matter how we try console ourselves, it cannot fill the big vacuum you have left in our lives. To my inlaws, all I can say is that you should take heart and remember that she lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation. I believe that she died a happy woman having raised a generation of men and women of class. Please note that I share your pain. I therefore urge you to remain steadfast, faithful and expectant because at last, there would be an eternal reunion that neither time nor death can separate. On behalf of my family, kindly accept our heartfelt condolences and the assurances of our deepest sympathies. Yours Sincerely Senator (Sir) Annie Okonkwo.
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Message of condolence by LLB class of 1977 , University of Nigeria Enugu Campus Message of condolence to Hon. Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu Chief Judge of Anambra State, on the death of her mother Lady Bessy Lilian Uzoaku Onwuamaegbu from her University of Nigeria Enugu Campus LLB classmates. My dear Ije It is with a heavy heart but at the same time with gratitude to God that I write to convey to you and your family on behalf of your UNEC classmates (class of 1977) our profound sympathies on the death of your beloved mother Lady Bessy Lilian Uzoaku Onwuamaegbu. Her demise no doubt has created a void in your family but we thank God that she was able to nurture you and your siblings from cradle to responsible adulthood and that you were able to celebrate her 90th birthday with her not too long ago. From all accounts she was the epitome of discipline, diligence, elegance and generosity of spirit. We know that she will be greatly missed. While the love of a mother is irreplaceable we urge you to look beyond her demise and be comforted by the good life she led and the many inspiring legacies she has left behind. It is our prayer that the good Lord will comfort you and your family in your time of loss and that the Almighty in his infinite grace and mercy will grant her perfect peace as she reposes in the bosom of the Lord forever. “For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.” Colossians 2:5 Prof. Isabella Okagbue On behalf of the LLB class of 1977 University of Nigeria Enugu Campus
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THE EXIT OF A MUMMY-GENERAL - by Barr & Engr.(Mrs.) Emeka Onyeka (Ezennia) The Onwuamaegbu family Isu Village, Oba. Dear My lord & Ucheora, We received with shock the news of the demise of our dear big mummy, Ogbueshi Ogalanya Nwanyi. It is difficult to put in words our feelings upon the news, considering the timing with the appointment and celebration of our learned jurist, Hon. Justice I. Onwuamaegbu as the new Chief Judge of Anambra State. Quick to our minds notwithstanding, was her sound Christian life. Although, death is an inevitable point of no return which every sprinter in this race of life must get to, it cannot however, erase the committed principles of godly living she imparted in all her children and extended families which today speak for itself. Ogbueshi, was a devout soldier of Christ, a committed Lady – Knight in the Anglican Communion and, a dogged fighter for good causes and Christian values as evident from the consistent amiable dispositions of her children. She will no doubt be deeply missed by her children, the entire Onwuamaegbu families, including some of us that cherished her sound principles. I pray that our good Lord will grant the entire Onwuamaegbu families the inner strength to bear this irreplaceable exit. Barr & Engr.(Mrs.) Emeka Onyeka. (Ezennia) 12th March, 2019
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Tribute to an icon by Ngozi Onwugbenu Okolo Aunty Betsy lived a fulfilled life, you were a virtuous woman, an epitome of excellence, courageous, bold and outspoken on all issues, no matter whois involved. Any time there is an issue in my family and aunty Betsy is invited, her views and opinions are never challenged because she will truthfully hit it on the nail. This is not a time to mourn, rather, it is a time for celebration of life, thanking giving gratitude to God for a life well spent. Aunty, you will surely be missed because of your great qualities too numerous to mention. You have always been a protective person especially where your relations are concerned. Aunty, "ina eme nwanne and ima nwanne " I could remember in the 70s whenever you visit Lagos from Enugu, we always look forward to the most delicious bag of popcorn with strong aroma thatyou always bring for us. I couldn't make it to your 90th birthday but I hoped to see you when I come back, expecting your usual broad smile as you hug calling as usual ooh Ngo, ooh nwadi. We love you but God loves you more, Ogalanya Nwanyi jee nkeoma as you rest in the bossom of the Lord. ADIEU GREAT MOTHER. Ngozi Okolo Onwugbenu

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