ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Lady Mabel Aleke (nee UMEANUKA), 67 years old, born on November 30, 1953, and passed away on April 9, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by IDENYI CORDELIA on July 15, 2021
WOMEN AND CHILDREN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (WACDA),
OHAUKWU L.G.A, EBONYI STATE.
(A NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION)
MOTTO: Empowering Women and Children to a Greater Height

Our Ref:OHLGC/SWC/07
Date: 15 July, 2021

+2347088442886 CONTACT ADDRESS
+2348033290254 Fabian Idenyi’s Resident
E-mail: idenyicordeliaadaugo@gmail.com Uruevene Amechi Ezzamgbo
Ohaukwu L.G.A, Ebonyi State.
TRIBUTE TO OUR MUMMY, OUR VISIONER, MENTOR AND ADVISER WHO WENT HOME SO SOON.

The thought of our pains that you are no more is a bitter depression.
Women And Children Development Association is an NGO you formed and nurtured for six years with the vision that the women and young girls of our various communities in Ohaukwu LGA are not left alone to suffer in terms of marginalization, deprivation and molestation.
Mummy, many things has spoiled as you are no more, the big dreams, projects and aspiration you have for this NGO “who will continue from where you stopped? Who will be our loving mummy? Who will pamper us and give to us our needs? Who will take us to places to be like other women?
Mummy, you don’t hesitate to rescue people, more especially women who ran out for help, those who are about to be executed unjustly, you stood for their cause.
Mummy, you taught us to have reverence to God Almighty in all our gatherings. Death! Death!! Why did you come so soon. To snatch mummy Honourable MABEL ALEKE from us.
Mummy, your women all over Izhia are grieved “Nne de ora mma” your words and what you give out counts, non is greater than each other. God molded you in His own love.
Mummy, since it is the will of your creator to take you home young, who are we to say no to His will.
Bye our Mummy
Go well the love of our hearts.
Sleep well in God’s bossom our mentor and advicer
Rest on in peace nne di ora mma.
Farewell Hon. Mabel Aleke until we meet to part no more.

Sign:


Mrs. Idenyi Cordelia
Coordinator WACDA
Posted by Fabian Aleke on July 14, 2021
TRIBUTE TO LADY MABEL OZUAKU ALEKE, KSJI

Life and death are twin mysteries
Both define our dependable humanity
We are dust and to dust
We must return!

Three score and eight years ago
A unique star was born in Aguata
Her dazzling light lit lives
And put smiles on wailing mortals
Like Mother Teresa
She lived a university of hope
How we wished she lived more
But cruel death stole her mid -day
And cast mourning upon our land

Though humbled by  death
And lying speechless in this casket
You stand tall and speak louder
Splendid and multiple are accomplishments
Take therefore our dear Dorcas
My holy tribute for your impactful pilgrimage
Amovu people salute you for their school.
They sing your borehole drink
Hundreds dance your employment to them.
The church noise your pragmatic leadership
And angel affirm with thunderous alleluia

Weep no more Sir Charles
Weep no more, Fabian and siblings
Let' us wipe our tears
Our OZUAKU LIVES....

Elder Odono Matthew Chukwuma.
Posted by Thespian Joshua I Ebenyi on July 10, 2021
    NGBOEJEOGU ARTS COUNCIL

Acc Chiamaka Egede
Abakaliki Ebonyi state.
    I,on behalf of the members of NGBOEJEOGU ARTS COUNCIL write to commensurate with you and your family on the death of your dear grandmother Lady Mrs Mabel Ozueku Aleke which we received with a great shock.
    Your Grandmother before death has been an advocate of peace and a lover of sundry,a politician per excellence,she is quintessential and of an adorable magnanimity. We pray that her peaceful advocacy remain with her even as she is been committed to the mother Earth come 16th July 2021. We further pray that the good Lord will give you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss as we wait to meet again on that faithful morning.
Rest in peace Oke nwanyi
Rest in peace Odu uko le mba
Rest in peace Ezhi nne
Rest in peace Okpokobe ozuo
Till we meet to part no more.
                          Signed
                Thespian Joshua I Ebenyi
                For: Director NAC
Posted by Sunday Ogaga on July 8, 2021
Dear brother Fabian,
It is with heart full of grieves that I,on behalf of my family write to commiserate with you and the entire great Aleke family of Amovu Izia,in Ohaukwu LGA on the sudden death of our dear amiable mother,Late Chief Mrs Mabel Ozuaku Aleke (KSJI)
I pray that the good Lord shall grant you the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
May the amighity God grant her soul eternal rest in his bossom.
Posted by Fabian Aleke on July 5, 2021
My earliest recollection of you was in the aftermath of the civil war when life seemed to have offered us no future. You were like a senior sister in every respect (as many till even now think) as we struggled together to take what life offered us. We were villagers in every sense of it, living life at the very basic level. One story you told us then will remain ever green in my mind and a constant reminder to me that God answers prayers. You were a member of the choir and were chosen to sing when the Bishop was visiting. The only condition was that you get the Choir gown which you could not afford. You turned to God in prayers trusting that no matter what, you will sing that day. You went to Church and were not surprised when someone else who had paid for the gown failed to turn up and the gown perfectly fitted you.
I left you at home as I started schooling in 1973. Just a year after, life offered you a lifeline when you became an auxiliary teacher in the very Primary School I attended. That was a life changer as you grabbed the opportunity, never looking back. Two years after, you left your little daughter, barely a year old to proceed for training in the teaching profession. That speaks a lot of the determination you had in whatever you set out to do. This meant that when I entered the Seminary for my secondary school, you were still in the Teachers College. When I entered the University, you were also in School pursuing your tertiary education. In the very last few years of your life, even amid your political involvements, you enrolled in the University to read Law, graduating in 2017.
Then in 1994, you got another lifeline. When you got wind of the possibility of being appointed Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of Ohaukwu LGA, you had great fears and wished the “cup” would pass over to someone else. But on that April 5 morning, immediately after your swearing in, a sudden transformation came over you. It was a different you altogether. There was no looking back as the heavens smiled over you continuously. From you, I learnt that power truly belongs to the people. All your life, to the best of my knowledge, you never ran after anyone for an appointment. The appointments looked for you. Your “godfather” was the Most- High and the ordinary folks. God helped you to leave a mark with your political career, but you were not really a politician. You were naïve in the political turf that is full of intrigues. You were so passionate about the very ordinary folks as though you could not do without them. You loved to go to bed surrounded by them and to wake up with them by your side. Your most comfortable sleeping place was the floor, and your happiest moments were when you bettered the lot of the needy. Sometimes, you gave out in pain not known at all in any way to the beneficiaries. You made it clear almost twenty years ago you intended to die empty by spending to give others the same lifeline you had when there was no hope of a better tomorrow.
We had our clear differences but thank God you always confided in me especially when it came to weighty decisions and you were not too clear what line to toe. As I live, I will ever remember and relish the last articulate conversation we had when you were already bedridden. As the sickness took its toll, you appeared to have gained a new perspective to life for which I believed and prayed that God will keep you. As God has it, that was not to be.
Difficult as it is, I cannot but say Goodnight, trusting God that on the resurrection morning, we shall meet to part no more.
Fabian C. Aleke

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Posted by IDENYI CORDELIA on July 15, 2021
WOMEN AND CHILDREN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (WACDA),
OHAUKWU L.G.A, EBONYI STATE.
(A NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION)
MOTTO: Empowering Women and Children to a Greater Height

Our Ref:OHLGC/SWC/07
Date: 15 July, 2021

+2347088442886 CONTACT ADDRESS
+2348033290254 Fabian Idenyi’s Resident
E-mail: idenyicordeliaadaugo@gmail.com Uruevene Amechi Ezzamgbo
Ohaukwu L.G.A, Ebonyi State.
TRIBUTE TO OUR MUMMY, OUR VISIONER, MENTOR AND ADVISER WHO WENT HOME SO SOON.

The thought of our pains that you are no more is a bitter depression.
Women And Children Development Association is an NGO you formed and nurtured for six years with the vision that the women and young girls of our various communities in Ohaukwu LGA are not left alone to suffer in terms of marginalization, deprivation and molestation.
Mummy, many things has spoiled as you are no more, the big dreams, projects and aspiration you have for this NGO “who will continue from where you stopped? Who will be our loving mummy? Who will pamper us and give to us our needs? Who will take us to places to be like other women?
Mummy, you don’t hesitate to rescue people, more especially women who ran out for help, those who are about to be executed unjustly, you stood for their cause.
Mummy, you taught us to have reverence to God Almighty in all our gatherings. Death! Death!! Why did you come so soon. To snatch mummy Honourable MABEL ALEKE from us.
Mummy, your women all over Izhia are grieved “Nne de ora mma” your words and what you give out counts, non is greater than each other. God molded you in His own love.
Mummy, since it is the will of your creator to take you home young, who are we to say no to His will.
Bye our Mummy
Go well the love of our hearts.
Sleep well in God’s bossom our mentor and advicer
Rest on in peace nne di ora mma.
Farewell Hon. Mabel Aleke until we meet to part no more.

Sign:


Mrs. Idenyi Cordelia
Coordinator WACDA
Posted by Fabian Aleke on July 14, 2021
TRIBUTE TO LADY MABEL OZUAKU ALEKE, KSJI

Life and death are twin mysteries
Both define our dependable humanity
We are dust and to dust
We must return!

Three score and eight years ago
A unique star was born in Aguata
Her dazzling light lit lives
And put smiles on wailing mortals
Like Mother Teresa
She lived a university of hope
How we wished she lived more
But cruel death stole her mid -day
And cast mourning upon our land

Though humbled by  death
And lying speechless in this casket
You stand tall and speak louder
Splendid and multiple are accomplishments
Take therefore our dear Dorcas
My holy tribute for your impactful pilgrimage
Amovu people salute you for their school.
They sing your borehole drink
Hundreds dance your employment to them.
The church noise your pragmatic leadership
And angel affirm with thunderous alleluia

Weep no more Sir Charles
Weep no more, Fabian and siblings
Let' us wipe our tears
Our OZUAKU LIVES....

Elder Odono Matthew Chukwuma.
Posted by Thespian Joshua I Ebenyi on July 10, 2021
    NGBOEJEOGU ARTS COUNCIL

Acc Chiamaka Egede
Abakaliki Ebonyi state.
    I,on behalf of the members of NGBOEJEOGU ARTS COUNCIL write to commensurate with you and your family on the death of your dear grandmother Lady Mrs Mabel Ozueku Aleke which we received with a great shock.
    Your Grandmother before death has been an advocate of peace and a lover of sundry,a politician per excellence,she is quintessential and of an adorable magnanimity. We pray that her peaceful advocacy remain with her even as she is been committed to the mother Earth come 16th July 2021. We further pray that the good Lord will give you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss as we wait to meet again on that faithful morning.
Rest in peace Oke nwanyi
Rest in peace Odu uko le mba
Rest in peace Ezhi nne
Rest in peace Okpokobe ozuo
Till we meet to part no more.
                          Signed
                Thespian Joshua I Ebenyi
                For: Director NAC
her Life

BIOGRAPHY



Lady Mabel Ozueaku Aleke was born into the family of John and Paulina Umeanuka of Ngo Village in Igbo-Ukwu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State on 30 November 1953. She lived virtually all her life in Ezzangbo and spoke the dialect better than many indigenes.

She enrolled in St Joseph Primary School, Amike, Ezzangbo as her father lived in Ezzangbo then and passed out with a First School leaving Certificate in 1964. She immediately got married to her husband who was then a young civil servant but in view of the political crisis and ensuing Civil war, the union was solemnized through a Church wedding in 1971 by which time the union was already blessed with two children.

In 1974, she was privileged to gain employment as an Auxiliary teacher in her former school, which had been renamed and called Central School, Amike, Ezzangbo. In September 1976, she proceeded to the Women Training College, WTC, Enugu for her Grade 2 Teachers Certificate and graduated in July 1979. After this she rejoined the school staff in Central School Ezzangbo and continued her teaching career. This gave her opportunity to teach, train and model many young students, many of whom kept very close relationship with her till death. She continued her training in Educating gained a Professional Certificate in Education and National Certificate in Education, NCE from the renowned Dr Stan Ani’s Institute of Ecumenical Education, Thinkers Corner, Enugu between 1987 – 1990. She later proceeded to Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT where she gained a Bachelor of Science (Education) in Administration and Supervision/Agricultural Science in 1996. Dr Stan Ani’s Institute of Ecumenical Studies later awarded her an Honorary Doctorate Degree which was conferred on her publicly, but which title she never used at all. She crowned her academic career with a Bachelor’s degree in Law obtained from Ebonyi State University in 2017. How she managed to do this combining it with active service and her political career can be better imagined but all those who stayed close to her can testify she was a diligent student who had the discipline to read even at odd hours.

She was very committed to the Church all through her life beginning with active involvement in Holy Spirit Centre, Amovu village, through then St Joseph Centre which later became St Peter’s Parish especially in the Catholic Women group. She rose from the very grassroots and later in 1986 became the General President of the Catholic Women Organization, CWO, Abakaliki Diocese. She held this position till 1996 when she moved up to become Director, CWO, Abakaliki Diocese- a position she held till her passing away. She was at a time the Financial Secretary of CWO, Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province (which covers Anambra, Enugu, and Ebonyi States) and later the Provincial General President which entitled her to be a member of the National Council of CWO in Nigeria. She was a Knight of St John, KSJ; a member of District II Laux 382, an Honored Noble medalist by the Noble Temple in Enugu and Ist Respected President, Laux 382, Abakaliki.

In 1994, the Military Administrator of the then Enugu State, Navy Captain Temi Ejoor (as he then was) appointed her as the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ohaukwu Local Government Area, the only woman to be so appointed in the entire State. This was a vicarious moment that launched her political career. It is good however to note that the former Local Government Chairman, Comrade Jonah Egba, had appointed her the Coordinator of the Better Life for Rural Women for the Local Government – the program of the Late Miriam Babangida. This offered her great opportunity together with her grassroot mobilization and leadership in the Catholic Women Organization that helped her cease the moment when the opportunity came.

After her appointment as the Caretaker Committee Chairman in Ohaukwu Local Government Area, she also held the following position in Ebonyi State:

-Member, Ebonyi State Development Forum in 1997

-Member 1, Local Government Service Commission 1997-1999

-Member 1, Ebonyi State Primary Education Board, SPEB (as it then was) 2000 – 2002

-Member, National Constitution Reform Conference 2005

-Honorable Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, 2007-2009

-Member representing Ohaukwu South Constituency, Ebonyi State House of Assembly 2011-2015

-Senior Technical Assistant to the Governor on Co-Operatives June 2017 – May 2019

-Member Local Government Advisory Committee August 2019 – the position she held till she passed on.

She was unable to complete her Bar Examinations which she deferred in view of the last election before she passed on. She was an Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Mediation and Conciliators.

She was most passionate about the issues of the Girl Child and in mobilizing the womenfolk in a bid to better the lot and provide more opportunities for women in every life endeavor. She was one of those who pioneered the Federated Abakaliki Women Association, FEWA and Abakaliki Women Association, AWA. She was privileged to have attended several trainings and conferences in USA, UK, India, South Africa, and other countries in Africa.

In December 2019, she became sick and after several treatment and visits with the Doctors/Consultants was diagnosed with Brain tumor. She went through the surgery in December 2020 and had shown remarkable signs of improvement and all pointed to a great Thanksgiving Service to celebrate this when a sudden twist ended the story.

The story of Late Lady Mabel Aleke will not be complete without mention of her care for the needy, the orphans and widows. She was a mother to mothers, had several sons and daughters, many she took responsibility for their training and upbringing. There were others she took into her home to help raise. She will be remembered by what she did to better the lot of many across board during her life- time

Left to mourn her is her husband, five surviving children and sixteen grandchildren, two immediate brothers, three sisters and many other close family relations.

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