Mama Martha
Mama Martha Namata Elangwe
  • 80 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 6, 1933
  • Date of passing: Dec 11, 2013
Let the memory of Our Beloved Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma Mama Martha be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our Beloved Mother Martha Namata Elangwe.  Sunrise June 6, 1933 and  Sunset December 11, 2013. She will be remember  and Missed forever.


An Exceptional Woman of Integrity

Martha Abuh Ndi was born to Late Pa Tita Ndi and Mama Ashie from the Fon’s Palace in Batibo, starting off her life amidst very humble circumstances, in Tiben, Momo Division, in the North West Region of Cameroon.

She attended Primary school at St. Theresa’s Primary School, Fiango-Kumba having moved there to live with relatives, and later, the Girls Secondary School, Soppo-Buea. She went on to graduate from the Catholic Teachers Training College, Shisong- Banso and taught as an elementary school teacher for approximately six months. Because of her keen interest in helping others, she decided to pursue a career in healthcare and worked very hard to sponsor herself through the School of Nursing at Victoria, now Limbe.

She was courted by Henry Namata-Elangwe, a young and vibrant, Yabba, Nigeria-trained Pharmacist, who, at the time, was working at the CDC Hospital at Ekona. They both got married in 1955 and that Union produced seven Children: Jeff, Henrietta, Eva, Jemea, Mosima, Malingo and Moiti.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Emmanuel Monjimbo on 19th January 2014

Enter into your well-earned rest, for your mission on our troubled earth has been valiantly accomplished! May God Almighty grant your soul Eternal Rest, and may He see fit to comfort and guide your grieving family as they seek to chart the way forward without your motherly warmth, wise counsel and reassuring presence.
Rest On, till we all meet to part no more!
Luma, Etonde, Manuela & George Monjimbo"

This tribute was added by Eva Burnley on 13th January 2014

"mama, every child who came your way was your child. You made me feel no different. You gave us all you had with true love. Thank you for all the talks and food. I will personally miss you, for reasons best know to you, me and our God. Thanks for the love. You rest in peace. Tell my sister and brother that I am still trying to cope. Your daughter, Mary Tallah-Tumban"

This tribute was added by Flo Vega on 10th January 2014

"Auntie, u were a mother to all ur friends children, u treated us with love and care. Thank u Auntie. U will be dearly missed. Rest with the lord until we meet again. RIP Auntie M.."

This tribute was added by Celestine Nanje on 8th January 2014

"May ur angelic soul rest in peace grand Ma.You lived a good life forever to be remembered. We will truly miss u,though u needed that rest after a good job on earth....Heaven ur dwelling Place ...adieu granny"

This tribute was added by Moiti Elangwe. on 6th January 2014

"A Tribute to Mammy Martha Namata Elangwe

I  came  to  know  this  great  and  vivacious  older  colleague  when
she  was  sent  to  work  in  the maternity  ward  of  the  Kumba  
district  hospital  as  she  was  approaching  retirement.  She  took
charge  of  the  premature  wing  and  her  expertise  in  this  area
gave  a  good  boost  to  our  tiny babies  and  their  survival  rate
was  very  high.  She  put  in  her  best,  taught  the  mothers  what
to do  and  what  to  expect  as  they  return  home  to  nurse  their
babies  after  discharge  from  hospital.

I  wish  some  of  these  mothers  will  tell  their  babies  of  her
committed  and  excellent  care  as  we all  join  our  hearts  to  bid
her  farewell   to  our  Maker.  Your  broad   smiles,  your  many  
stories kept  us   joyful  as  we  served.  Visits  to  your  house  in
Kake  by  sister  Susan  Ituka  and  myself  were full  of  stories  of
our  work  and  many  others  which  kept  us  laughing.

My  last  visit  to  your  home  in  August 2012  was  different
because   you  did  not  give  me  the smiles  due  to  pain.  
Mammy,  our  Great  God  has  given  you  a  perfect  rest  
and  healing  from  your  pain.

Farewell, Rest  in  perfect    Peace  in  God's   presence  
till  we  join  you  one  by  one.

We  love  you  and  we will  miss  you.

                                                                          Mrs  Angela  Tako."

This tribute was added by Moiti Elangwe. on 6th January 2014


  The last time we spoke, we told you we will be back home this year. Barely weeks to our departure, you no more! I remember you saying you have missed eating your favorite meal – “Achu” for long. We said all will be there when we come. Now you are no more! We cannot ask God why now; for he is our maker, keeper and knows what is best for us. Mami, May the Hand of the Lord guide you every step of the way. Mami Adieu and May Your Soul Rest In Peace!
We miss you

Rebecca and George Achimbi"

This tribute was added by Moiti Elangwe. on 6th January 2014

"A Tribute to my mother-in –law

Mama there is no word appropriate enough to describe the magnitude of the pain I feel. Your generosity was unconditional. You loved me from the very first day we met. You opened your heart to me and shared your wealth of experiences with me. You tolerated and embraced me even when I had dissenting views on what you stood for. You counseled me whenever you were opportune to do so. I feel lost because who else shall do all these for me?
Mama, your physical absence has created a huge void in our lives that will be daunting to replace. I will truly miss you, but I know for sure that your spirit shall forever dwell with us.
I love you Mom. I pray, the almighty Lord welcomes you in his bosom.

Your Son-in-law

Famous Okie"

This tribute was added by Moiti Elangwe. on 6th January 2014

"A Tribute to grandma

Dear Grandma, I was so shocked to hear you left us. I never got to see you since I was an infant. Now I’m all grown and you didn’t have a chance to meet me again. I really appreciate all the presents you sent to us (jewelry and gowns) through Uncle Mo, Auntie Eva or Mail them. I love them and I will treasure them forever. I remember all our conversations over the phone. It was always nice to hear your gentle voice.  I had plans to visit and spend time with you but God had a better plan. I will dearly miss you.  I love you.
                                                                                                       From your granddaughter

                                                                                                                    Faith Badiki Likambi"

This tribute was added by Moiti Elangwe. on 6th January 2014

"A Tribute to grandma

Dear Grandma, it is unfortunate that I never got to see you now that I am all grown.
You were a very kind person.  I will treasure all the jewelry and beautiful dresses you sent to me. I will miss talking to you on the phone. I know the angels of heaven are happy to receive you.  Grandma, you will always have a special place in my heart. I promise to be a good girl and make you proud.
I love you.
                                                                                                                     From your granddaughter
                                                                                                                                                 Disomi Krystal Okie"

This tribute was added by Moiti Elangwe. on 6th January 2014

"A Tribute to Mama

Mama it is so comforting that we were together in April 2013. Mama it is so comforting that we talked, we “forced”, we laughed , and we cried. Mama it is comforting that you told me you are “Born Again”, have accepted Christ as your personal savior. Mama it is so comforting that you told me you are at peace because you have asked for forgiveness from the lord, and you have also forgiven. Mama it is so comforting that you are resting from sorrows and tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and no years. Mama I know you are living in the hearts of your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends because nothing loved is ever lost. Mama it is so comforting that we know that , the absence of the body is the presence with the lord.
Mama we love you, we miss you greatly. God be with you till we meet again!!!
                                                                                                                With love your daughter,

This tribute was added by Felix Anoma on 4th January 2014

"A parent departs, but remains with us in spirit. Forever in our memories. Her wise counsel remains as our guiding principles, leading us to grow old and lean on our own spines that they have nurtured before departure. We thank God for their many fruitful years. Mami rest in peace and be a guardian angel."

This tribute was added by Evelyne Anoma on 4th January 2014

"Dear Mami, rest is peace in your maker's bosom. Now the Elangwe family knows one more angel personally and by first name. You ran a good race and you deserve rest. Watch over the family."

This tribute was added by bechemanyor njock ebini on 2nd January 2014

"It's still very hard to believe you're gone. You are incredibly special to everyone who has ever met you. You are one-of-a-kind and we all miss you terribly. Sleep on Mamie."

This tribute was added by Moiti Elangwe. on 1st January 2014

"A Tribute to Mommy

Mommy, I feel warmth around me like your presence is so near. I have built a little library embedded in my heart, for all precious moments we spent together. For as long as I have those memories, we will never be apart. As you sleep in the cradle of the lord, I am reassured of God’s promises in His Holy Word. Job 19:25 “For I know that my redeemer lives and he shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God”. Sweet mother you worked hard to give us a good life. I pray the Angels of Heaven take good care of you until we meet again.

I miss you MOM

Your daughter Irue Malingo Elangwe Okie"

This tribute was added by Mosima Namata Elangwe on 26th December 2013

"My Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen"

This tribute was added by Mosima Namata Elangwe on 26th December 2013

Mom was very Special, Understanding, Caring, Forgiving, and loving. Sweet Mother was a gift from God to our family. I will miss all her jokes and advise. Mom. I miss you, and will always love you forever. Rest in peace.

Your Son MO"

This tribute was added by Moiti Elangwe. on 26th December 2013

"If Roses grow in Heaven Lord, please pick a bunch for me. Place them in my Mother's arms and tell her they're from me."

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