Let the memory of Grace be with us forever
  • 82 years old
  • Born on December 28, 1933 in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
  • Passed away on November 19, 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Our dear Mama G is gone

The families of Omoigui and Asemota regret to announce the death of their wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, Barrister (Mrs) Grace Onaiwu Omoigui on November 19, 2016 in Lagos.  

She was born on December 28, 1933 and her life spanned several professional careers, starting as an educationist and former Vice Principal of Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) Benin City, and later becoming a lawyer and retired Magistrate in the Lagos State Judiciary.

Mama G, as she loved to be called, fought a gallant fight to live but the Lord decided that her time on this earth was done. She died from complications precipitated by multiple gun shot injuries from an armed robbery attack in Benin City on her way from Guaranty Trust Bank, Sapele Road branch. 

She leaves behind a legacy of love to one's neighbour regardless of cost and personal sacrifice. Even in the face of unprovoked attack, she did what she does best: rightly question the indefensible actions of the armed robbers as she felt it was wrong. 

Mum lived a transparent life through and through. She was the pillar behind the family and would do anything to preserve its good name and defend integrity. She positively touched many lives at home and at work and we believe her legacy of sacrifice, loyalty, hard work, fairness, love, integrity, the importance of family and God’s love will live on through everybody she touched.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Surveyor Daniel Aiyanyo Omoigui, her children - Dr Nowamagbe and Moira Omoigui; Dr Sota and Helen Omoigui; Ifueko M Omoigui and Asishana Okauru; Eghosa and Eunice Omoigui; and Nosakhare Omoigui; and grand children, Ikponmwosa Omoigui, Ighiwiyisi Omoigui, Ayrton Omoigui, Iyegbekosa Omoigui, Izevbokun Omoigui, Grace Omoigui, Isiuwa Omoigui, Iyare Omoigui, Noe Ter Avest Omoigui, Iriagbonse Omoigui, Anni-Arie Omoigui, and Nete Okauru.

We are heartbroken at our untimely loss but are comforted by the understanding that this is the Lord’s way and our mum is resting peacefully in His bosom.


*** Service Details ***

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Monday Jan 2
Walking Mom's Path - Lagos (9am - 4pm)
- Awareness for cause - Teacher training education and Teachers' welfare - Dress code- MamaG Tshirt on black trousers or skirt

If you would like to come on the tour, please let either Amalachukwu Ebozue (sweetamy44@yahoo.com, 08027195044) or Ogochukwu (0806 471 6524) know and we will provide you with the details.

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Tuesday, Jan 3:
5pm: Service of songs/Evening of tributes - Eagle Club opposite Shoprite, Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos

Colour code: Brown
Dress Code: Ankara or Formal wear as convenient with cream or white hats or MamaG Tshirt on black trousers or skirt

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Wednesday, Jan 4:

9am: Christian Mothers rites

10am: Funeral mass Venue: Holy Cross Cathedral Church, Lagos

Colour Code - Blue
Dress code- Black formal suit or blue dress with white shirt/ blue hat/blue ties/Lawyers in legal wear 

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Thursday, Jan 5

9am -3pm: Walking Mom's path, Benin-City

Awareness for cause: Elderly care and Respect for the dead Dress code- MamaG Tshirt on black trousers or skirt  

4pm: Vigil Mass
Family wake keeping (after vigil mass)

Dress code- Blue with white hat or gele or any formal wear
MamaG Tshirt on black trousers or skirt;

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Friday, Jan 6:

9am - 10am: Public Lying in State

10 am - 3pm: Day of Music and Tributes (Choral Renditions/Hymns) SIO Events Centre, 8, Red Cross Road, off Ikpokpan St, GRA, Benin- City

Dress code- Family Ankara with Purple cap/head gear

4pm: Funeral Mass at St Paul's Catholic Church Airport Rd Benin City

Dress code- Family Ankara or Black Formal suit with white shirt or purple dress, purple hat for ladies/purple ties: Lawyers in legal attire

Post Mass: Interment

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Saturday, Jan 7

1-5pm: Lunch/Reception at SIO Events Centre, 8, Red Cross Road, off Ikpokpan St, GRA, Benin- City

5:30pm: Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Airport Rd, Benin City

Dress code - Champagne Gold or Deep Yellow head tie/cap

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Persons interested in purchasing the family Ankara (N2,500) and MamaG Tshirt (N2,500) should kindly order and collect through the following:

Lagos - Contact - Ogochukwu - 0806 471 6524 or Faith - 08166435336

Benin -  Contact - Oyinda - 0804 453 4677 or Peter - +234 806 382 4646

Abuja - Contact - Abiba Olufemi - +234 813 637 2264; +234 705 770 1979

All payments to be made to:
GTBank - 0142804156 specifying what the payment is for.

Hotel Reservations:

Online bookings with special rates: https://hotels.ng/event/mamaG

Contact: Yomi Ayannusi: 09090562973 or yomi@hotels.ng


Contact Details

Email: graceomoiguimemorial@gmail.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/graceomoiguimemorial 


*** Submit a Tribute ***

Please submit all tributes and stories about Mama G at the following link (or via e-mail if you would prefer):

 Submit a tribute to Mama G



To make a contribution to the Dagomo Foundation, please use the following account information:

Nigerian Account:
Name: Dagomo Foundation Nig
Bank: Guaranty Trust Bank
Naira Account: 0031958502
USD Account: 0115179881
EUR Account: 0115179908
GBP Account: 0115179898  

Swift code: GTBINGLA
Bank address: GTBank Lagos


US Account:
Name: ReStraL LLC
Bank: Bank of America
Account: 4665 2059 74
BOA Routing Number: 011000138


Posted by Kabir Isah on 5th January 2017
I have read a lot on Mama and I come to understand Mama was a precious a gift from God, whom had touched so many hearts in so many ways. Losing mama is a difficult time especially for everyone who knew and interacted with her .may the almighty God comfort and helps to uplift and brighten the day of the entire family. Mama, May you find comfort in the hands of angels. “A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.” Kabir Isah
Posted by Idowu Olayinka on 30th December 2016
We, the friends of Ifueko and Asishana Okauru, commiserate with the entire Omoigui family over the transition to eternity of the matriach of the family. We pray for the repose of her great soul. Adieu Mama. Rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Prof Idowu Olayinka, Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan
Posted by Junila Takon on 29th December 2016
The passing on of Mama G is like the fall of an Iroko tree. An Amazon has left the stage and the curtains drawn. This opens a new scene (Part II) for the wonderful family she has left behind. A scene that God himself will be the main driver because only him can fill the vacuum that Mama G has left for the family. May her husband and children continually find solace in God's word which assures us that the death of a saint is gain for heaven. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace!
Posted by Paul Edemu on 24th December 2016
Mama G's rich biography speaks volumes and deeply extols the uncommon virtues of hard work, dedication and service to humanity. The consolation of her loved ones lies in the undeniable fact that she lived a well fulfilled life, worthy of emulation and celebration. May the soul of Barr. (Mrs.) Grace Onaiwu Omoigui and the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in perfect peace. Amen! - Paul Edemu
Posted by Deborah Chukwudumebi on 23rd November 2016
An amazon goes to rest.
Posted by Lacey B on 22nd November 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. A life well lived gives credit to our Creator who made us in his image (Genesis 1:27). It is no small wonder that we thirst for life to realize our dreams and to search for new adventures. Soon, we will be able to experience the truthfulness of Gods promise "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing" (1 Corinthians 15:26). What better hope than to know that God will bring an end to death and all the pain we face when losing a loved one. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Grace. For additional comfort from the scriptures, I invite you to please visit www.JW.org.

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