Let the memory of Dame Mercy Chinatu Igwe ("Ada Raphael Ozuzuma" as she liked to be called) be with us forever.
  • 74 years old
  • Born on January 20, 1945 in Nigeria.
  • Passed away on July 31, 2019 in Nigeria.
This memorial website was created in memory of our mom, Mercy Igwe who passed on to glory on the 31st of July 2019. 

Wed, 4th Sep, 2019.
Wake Keep (6pm -7pm)
Late Sir Julius Igwe Residence, Umuokanne Autonomous community, Ohaji/Egbema LGA Imo state

Thurs, 5th Sep, 2019. 
Commendation service (9am-10am)
St. Peters Anglican church Cathedral, Umuokanne, Ohaji/Egbema LGA Imo state

Lying in State and Internment (11am- 1pm)
Late Sir Julius Igwe Residence, Umuokanne Autonomous community, Ohaji/Egbema LGA Imo state

Sun, 8th Sep, 2019.
Outing Service (10am-12 noon)
St. Peters Anglican church Cathedral, Umuokkane, Ohaji/Egbema LGA Imo state


Please leave a condolence message or a tribute. If you have a story to share about how much mum meant, please click on the "Story" secrion and leave your message 
 Thank you for your support and prayers.
Call Yunis- +234 806 816 1688  for further information 
A heartfelt thank you for the support 

Posted by Kimiya Zakikhani on August 16, 2019
Dear Charles,

Please accept my condolences on your beloved mom’s passing. I pray that you pass this difficult time peacefully and may God rest her soul in peace
Posted by Kinetic Benson on August 17, 2019
My dear brother Khase, I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that we are just a phone call away. I pray that God will grant you & your family the much-needed strength & peace during this sad time. My heartfelt condolences.
Posted by Mostafa Fadaee on August 16, 2019
Dear Charles,

I am deeply sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Please accept my condolence.
I hope my prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of her soul to Heaven.


Posted by Laura Pius on August 16, 2019
Death is the inevitable end of all life. Yet how it comes and when it comes remains a mystery. But like a clarion call, when it beckons, we must surely answer.
Mama you lived. Like an eagle you soared. The wings of your beautiful life expanded beyond the horizon, bearing strong sons and lovely daughters. And in them your spirit llives on.
Sleep well in God's gracious bosom until the resurrection morning.
Posted by Stephen Granville on August 16, 2019
My heartfelt condolence to members of the IGWE family for this irreparable loss.
May her gentle Soul rest in peace.
Adieu Mama.
Posted by Maximus Agbaegbu on August 16, 2019
I didn’t meet you, Ma Igwe, but you raised great children. I pray the angels guide you to a place of eternal rest. Adieu.
Posted by Mohamad Hoseini on August 16, 2019
Charlze, I just want you to know that I am really sorry to hear about your mom, she rest in peace. My condolences.
Posted by Tersoo Genger on August 16, 2019
What a beautiful life she lived.. Now she is the bosom of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. Rest in peace mama.
Posted by Mike Ikeazor on August 16, 2019
May her Good soul rest in peace, Amen!! Accept my condolences the entire family of IGWE.
Posted by Sunday Imeh on August 16, 2019
The First time I met you officially was during Daniel's Christening. I immediately knew you have a kind heart and a Mother to you. You death came as a rude shock to me. Who can question the ALMIGHTY? My prayers are, may You Rest in Perfect peace and May you sit amongst the Angels of OUR LORD. Goodnight Ma.
Posted by Imhen Osazuwa on August 16, 2019
My sincere condolences goes to the family of Igwe, may the good Lord continue to console your family and grant you the fortitude to bear the lost in Jesus name Amen
Posted by Adebayo Sanni on August 16, 2019
My condolence goes to the entire Igwe's Family. Mama has gone to rest in the bosom of the Lord.
.....may her soul find peace in the Lord.
Posted by Agomuo Chidimma on August 16, 2019
Sweetest mama,
You were and still is; the MOTHER OF ANGELS!!! I really have not met you physically, but having come in contact with one of your ofspring whom is indeed a real life Angel on Earth, ( Mrs Joy Igwe). I can tell the whole world that you are the MOTHER OF ANGELS!!! It's so sad, but you had to answers God's call! Rest on, in the bossom of God. Rest on MOTHER OF ANGELS!!!
Posted by Oge Anah on August 16, 2019
I pray God to grant the beautiful family you left behind the strength and fortitude to bare this Great, big and irreparable loss.
You were a Rare Gem mama, Elegant and Beautiful.
Admired by all and sundry near and far.

May your sweet soul Rest in Perfect Peace, Amen. 
Posted by Dirisu Aminu on August 16, 2019
May her gentle soul in peace
Posted by Emeka Onyewueke on August 16, 2019
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mother.
May God bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult period; please accept my sincere condolences.
Posted by Ogbeide Victor on August 16, 2019
A special mom is hard to find.
You, mom, We are keeping in my mind.
We wished you could have stayed forever,
But we will never forget you; oh, not ever.
If dreams weren't dreams and dreams came true,
We wouldn't be here; We'd be with you.
Distance is one thing that keeps us apart,
But, Mom, you will always remain in our heart.
A special smile, a special face,
A special someone we can't replace,
We love you and We always will.
You filled a space that no one else could fulfill.Rest in peace mom till we meet again
Posted by Chidubem Dibie on August 16, 2019
It is with heavy heart I write this. Mama U have lived a very beautiful life and it is evident in how wonderful your children have all grown up to be people that are blessings to this generation. A lot of your wonderful virtues will fondly be remembered. Rest In Peace ma
Posted by Ade Allen on August 16, 2019
Dear Mom
I didn't know you, but I see the tears on my friend -Joy's eyes each time she remembers your departure. One can only feel this for a true love. She speaks so proud of you. 
May God keep you in His bossom forever.
Goodnight mama.
Posted by Helen Ekong on August 16, 2019
Fare thee well mama...we will forever miss you...
You brought a gem to the world ijeoma....we love you Mum.
Dcns H
Posted by Ifeoma Madumere on August 16, 2019
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints! Psalms 116:15

Ma, I may not have met you personally but I know a beautiful, strong, audacious woman whom you raised. Thank you for blessing us with the gift of your daughter, Joy who is a blessing to me and to the Church of Jesus Christ.
There is no gainsaying that you were a loving and caring Mummy to all who met you. Caring not only for your immediate family but for as many people as God brought your way. Our consolation is in the fact that you passed on in the Lord.

The Bible says that “if in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable...1 Corinthians 15:19.
Therefore, we do not sorrow as others who have no hope.

I pray to God that He will comfort and strengthen your family especially your children at this time the way that only He can.

Rest on in the bosom of the Lord Ma until that glorious resurrection morning!!
Posted by Harbebi Tee on August 16, 2019
May your gentle soul rest in peace.
Posted by Dr. KHase on August 16, 2019
Sparrows are unique among birds just as Roses are specially given to those that know the value. Mummy, u lived and departed as a unifying force, made great impacts and without a whisper u just left when most needed REMEMBER the numerous seeds u planted well i believe the good LORD will continue to blossom them until we meet at the bossom of the lord SAFE JOURNEY ....Freeman Chike Igwe
Posted by Rosemary Ugbor on August 16, 2019
In loving memory of Dear Mama, Your legacy will surely live on and burn bright in your offsprings and generations yet to come. May The Almighty be forever with your family, Amen.
Posted by Livingston Osigwe on August 16, 2019
MY heart still aches with sadness and tears still flows as i drop this note.
With sincere heart, you showed my family love. I made effort to speak with you on your last birthday but couldn´t reach you.
Words, however put, can´t mend the heartache of your death. May Yahweh strenghten us and your children to carry on till we meet again to part no more. You will always have a special place in our hearts. Rest-on Mummy.
Posted by Oparaeke Jude on August 15, 2019
It took me a whole day to come to this reality that you are no more. I still chatted with you a month before. You were a big mummy but very youthful and that was why you were called "digital mummy ". You opened your door to all. May God open the door of paradise for you. And to the family, take heart as you lost a mom and got an angel.
Posted by Osasumwen Otasowie on August 15, 2019
May your soul rest in perfect peace mama....you will forever be missed
Posted by King Magnus on August 15, 2019

Mummy, the news of your demise came to me as a great shock. Early this year you called me on phone just to know how am fairing and as well asked me to continue to remember your family in prayers.

Very lovely and intelligent woman. God knows the best for you. He brought u into this world and and also took you to heaven at the right time. Though we miss you but I know you are cruising your everlasting life in the bossom of Christ. Nothing to regret or worry about. You left a wonderful legacy on earth which your children are following forth.

My condolences go to the entire family of IGWE ,praying that God should grant them all the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss in Jesus Name

Fare well good mum, keep resting in the bosom of the lord till we meet to part no more.

We love you ever

Posted by Dera Ozuzu on August 15, 2019
My prayers are with you and your family Seth..
Reading about her only shows how special she was and how beautiful her heart was
Rest in peace ma, we know you will always be an Angel guarding your children and loved ones.
Posted by Joy Oparaji on August 15, 2019

                 A FAMILY FOUNTAIN

For the Ozuzuma Family.
Sir Chief S. N. Ozuzuma

Mercy Chinatu was born on 20th Jan, 1945 to the family of Late Mr. Raphael Ihentuge and Late Mrs. Caroline Ada Ozuzuma of Umuduruonnugbo, Umuagwuru Mbieri in Mbaitoli L.G.A of Imo State.

At birth, the name Chinatu was symbolic. She was the first survived child after two female children who died before the birth of each other. Literally translated; Chinatu means God decides when, what and how to give.
Chinatu was a fountain to her younger siblings, springing different jets, from youth up to present. The younger brother the Opara of the Ozuzuma dynasty Chief sir S. N. Ozuzuma recounts; proceed from her first salary was sent home and Papa used part to buy his first real shoe and trouser. He also recounts that Chinatu and the husband accommodated him when he came to Lagos to look for work.

During the Biafran war she worked as a supervisor to the Caritas/Red Cross society. Her position ensured that we lacked nothing in the mist of starvation.
Chinatu is survived by six siblings who mourn her demise alongside her children, In-laws and respective sympathizers.

Chinatu was born in Umuobogwo, Umokanne in Ohaji/ Egbema L.G.A of Imo State. Growing up she attended CMS Primary School where she obtained the First School Leaving Certificate. She proceeded to Egbu Model School present Egbu Girls Secondary School, she obtained the G4 certificate. She proceeded to Lagos to look for work on the invitation of the maternal uncle Late Mr. G. N. Onuekwusi.

She was employed by C.P.I (Chasbery Pond International) makers of famous petroleum jelly and other range of products. Sometime after the Biafran war, C.P.I was acquired by liver brothers and she retired as a production manager.

Chinatu met her husband Late Nze J. O. N. Igwe at Umuokanne at the early stage of the war. Their marriage was blessed with seven children.

Chinatu is a member of the Knighthood of the Church of Nigeria, Lady/Dame of Anglican Communion of Ohaji/Egbema Diocese.

Chinatu lived a life of service, she came out of Secondary School with G4 not because she could not compete for the Cambridge Certificate but due to financial pressure to assist the younger siblings. When she assumed management position in her place of work, many, mostly from Umuokanne benefited from her magnanimity and were employed either as artisans, factory or casual workers.

It was not easy for her and her husband to successfully graduate six out of seven children from the university. Her children are successful in their respective fields and have given her grandchildren. Therefore she has every reason to REST IN PEACE.

De Maa!!! The entire Ozuzuma mourn your death. You were a dependable ally ready to do battle where necessary.

Good bye Adaukwu.

For the Ozuzuma Family.
Sir Chief S. N. Ozuzuma
Posted by Joy Oparaji on August 15, 2019
Tribute To My Elder Sis- From: Gladys Okere.

Adamuruada ! Adaukwu ! Adaorintata, I will miss you. My only consolation is that you are resting in the bosom of the LORD. Death came and snatched you away from us suddenly, just like that. Well, we thank God for everything. I discussed with you on Monday, only for me to hear on Wednesday of that same week that you have passed on, and I was shocked. When I called you on that Monday; your response was ' Chi Chi, lovely girl' I will come to your house in August - prepare a room for me. Little did I know that that will be my last discussion with you.

DEDE, you played the role of a mother to me, which will remain ever green in my memory. I will never forget the care you gave to me and my family, during one of my leave period. It was so overwhelming that I saw myself shading tears; and you were surprised. When you asked me why the tears; I answered you that I've not received such care since after the demise of our mother. You assured me that it is tears of joy; that you are also my mother, therefore, should be happy.

When my maid suddenly left ,you were there for me. You came for ' omugwo in your daughters' ( Ijeoma ),house, but insisted she should bring you to my house, to take care of my children, while I go to work. You stayed until I got another house help. In fact, it's only God that can fill the vacuum your demise created.

My only consolation is that you passed away peacefully. Adieu adaorintata
Posted by Comrade, Goddy Amadi on August 15, 2019
May her humble soul rest in peace, Amen!!!!!
Posted by Ada Leana on August 14, 2019
I never met you ma but I knew you through your son Seth who is in every bit a gentleman and a gentleman could only have been raised by a queen which you were. You will be surely missed. But we are consoled that you are asleep in the bossom of the lord and also the memories of you to keep us warm. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family .
Posted by Chioma Vivian Nkwonta on August 14, 2019
Rest in peace mama, though i never met you, you raised a fine son who exhibits all the good things you thought him. Adieu mama.

Posted by Joyce Nwabugo on August 14, 2019
DEMISE OF A TRUE FRIEND.             Yes a friend in time of need,is truly a friend indeed. Years back you proved that in my mum's life. My heart bleeds. My mum's true sister and friend is gone to eternity          Good night mummy. Good night Ndaa Mercy as she calls you. We will meet on that faithful resurrection morning to part no more  
Posted by Jaymoles Emole on August 14, 2019
mama...never met you but heard a lot about you from Chima...go well...Adieu mama chima
Posted by ANDREW BENARD on August 14, 2019
Moommy...the lioness of the Igwe Tribe, a true Amazon, defender of truth and justice..
Hmmmm....I am at a loss for words.
We are yet to recover from your sudden demise.
Why you?
Why now?
After seven eventful months with you in Portharcourt...why now moommy?
Be rest assured that your children will continue in the path you laid for them
Fly safe on the wings of the mother Eagle...
Take your majestically place in the hall of kings and heroes of yesterday.
Regale daddy with stories about Ogechi and his pretty wife n handsome son, of Nnaemeka's sojourn in the land of the white man; of Anna and her beauty, of Nwakaego, Ijeoma, Chimaobim and Daberechi(as you prefer to call her). Dont forget to tell him of how huge most of your grandchildren are now.
Thank you for your gift of love and warmth.
Adieu Ada Ozuzuma, till the roll is call up yonder, when we will meet to prt no more...Adieu

Posted by Money Money Wendy on August 14, 2019
You raised your son so well. He’s kind, compassionate, hard working and determined, traits he learnt from you. He treats women right and is very intelligent. You may have passed on but you have an amazing representative to carry on your legacy. Rest In Peace mama.
Posted by Mckay Chukwu on August 14, 2019
Never met you. But in your son, I did.
Rest on Mrs Igwe. We are side by side with the people You left behind.
Posted by Evelyn Wealth on August 13, 2019
This is so shocking , sad and highly unexpected!! Mama Emeka a mother per excellence !! That raised sons of valor and daughters of virtue , the Matriarch of the Igwe Dynasty!!

I was expecting to hear you have gone to obodo oyibo for omungwor!!
What a life !! You will be dearly missed by all ...

I know you are now an angel watching over us , especially your children!!

Rest in Peace mama
Posted by Dr. KHase on August 2, 2019
We didn't get a chance to say goodbye.. Words fail me at this time..
Posted by Yns Dab on August 2, 2019
Mom, you were indeed amazing. what I will miss most about you was your fighting spirit. goodnight mom till we meet where the sun never sets.

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