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
Time: 6pm
Venue: Late Sir J.O.N. Igwe's compound, Umuoloo, Umuokanne Autonomous community, Ohaji/Egbema LGA Imo state

Thurs, 5th Sep, 2019. 
7:00AM: Body leaves Imo Specialist Hospital, Umuguma, Owerri, Imo State.  
9:00AM: Lying in state at her residence, Late Sir J.O.N. Igwe's Compound, Umuoloo, Umuokanne, Ohaji Egbema LGA., Imo State.
11:00AM: Funeral service at St. Peters Cathedral Church, Umuokanne, Ohaji Egbema LGA., Imo State.
12:00PM: Internment 

Sun, 8th Sep, 2019

Outing Service
Time: 10am
Venue: St. Peters Cathedral Church, Umuokanne, 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" section and leave your message 
 Thank you for your support and prayers.
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A heartfelt thank you for the support 

Posted by EJ Ulelu on September 9, 2019

Mama was a lovely woman who never hesitated to do good whenever it was in her powers to do so. She was very kind, same kindness I experienced from her children as neighbours.

My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Although Mama's exit is painful, yet we cannot question her creator who gives and takes at His own will. Mama's life here on earth was outstanding and it's my prayer that the Lord grants her eternal rest in heaven.

Posted by Benson Akaiso on September 3, 2019
Adieu Dear Mama. You have been a mother to many. We will forever miss your joyful and gentle nature, words of encouragement and wisdom. You accepted us the way we were.

The inevitable has happened, what can we mere men do?

Our hearts mourn your departure yet we are glad you lived a fruitful and successful life.

Please continue to pray for us as you dwell in the blossom of the Most High God.

May God grant your family the fortitude to bear loosing you.

Rest in peace Mama....Amen
Posted by Farrah Cote on August 31, 2019
The legacy Mercy (my dear special friends mother) has left on the family is unmatched by any words that can be written. Even tho I have never met her kind soul I see her in Seth ❤ my deepest sympathies to all the Family and people who knew her...God Bless
Posted by Jude Akinnawonu on August 29, 2019
The memories of the righteous is blessed. May your gentle soul Rest In perfect peace, AMEN!
Posted by Sandra Nwaobilor on August 28, 2019
A thousand thoughts come to mind every second,but your demise was never envisioned.... But the consoling thoughts are that you lived a laudable life worth emulating and aged gracefully......may your beautiful soul rest in the bosom of our Lord...
Posted by Dr. KHase on August 28, 2019
Dear Joy,

It is with deep sorrow and regret that I received the sad news of your mother's passing. This is very sad indeed.

Please accept my deepest sympathy. I am sure she would have made a great impact on you, and your close family. Losses like this are irreplaceable, but we must take comfort in the fact that God has a plan for every one of us, and God loves us all. I pray that God in His infinite mercy will grant you and your family, courage and strength through this difficult time.

May her soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.

Warm regards,
Felicia Obozuwa​
Divisional Head ‑ Corporate Services Division
First City Monument Bank
Posted by Doris Daniel on August 27, 2019
The world is sincerely at a loss without you. Sometimes you don't even realize how important someone is to you until they are gone. I was extremely fortunate to have her as an aunt and a mother. She was the kindest person i have ever met, always full of smiles and very cheerful. I always looked forward to seeing you every xmas period when ever we come back home. I pray that God Almighty grants you eternal peace. Rest on Ma
Posted by Andy Wabali on August 26, 2019
I pray that the Almighty will grant you all the fortitude to bear this , I have never met Mama but working with Joy Igwe her beloved daughter for few years gave me an insight of the kind of person she was . The character and virtues Joy has clearly points to an upbringing by a mother full of wisdom and virtues. I saw Mama through the character and person in her daughter Joy Igwe.  A virtues woman , may her soul rest in peace. Amen
Posted by Charles Oware on August 25, 2019
I only met you a few times. The last time I saw you when Dad was in the hospital and I came with Khase. I immediately saw all khase has always spoken about. You are such a great person to know. After Dad passed on. I knew it was not easy for you but you held on. I always watched khase timeline to see that you have gone for visit, Such was wat i was expecting until I looked closely and saw the sad news. Well! I know for sure that you are happy where you are.
In ur little time on earth you really touched lives.

May your gentle soul continue to rest in peace. Amen.
Posted by Funke Ojemakinde on August 24, 2019
A great woman with a very good heart. Mummy was quite strong and industrious. Very loving and caring though strict about morals. God fearing and fearless. You lived a good life serving God and humanity. Rest in God's bossom. We love you.
Posted by Seth Igwe on August 23, 2019

it was with greatest shock that the administrator, priests, cathedral standing committee and entire members of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter Umuokanne received the news of the demise of your dearly beloved mother, Dame Mercy lgwe.

The entire congregation will miss her wise counsels, love and unparallel contributions to the growth of our church.
At this difficult time in your family, we pray that God will grant your family the peace that you need to get through this.

May God Grant Her Soul Eternal Rest.

Sincere Condolences!
Posted by Seth Igwe on August 23, 2019

Beloved in Christ,


I write to convey a deep heartfelt message of consolation by His Lordship, Rt Revd Chidi Collins Oparaojiaku PhD, Lord Bishop Diocese of Ohaji/Egbema, at the news of the death of your mother Late Dame Mercy Igwe, who is a Knight of the Diocese. Honestly, to him, it was a hardnut to crack, trying to assimilate and come to terms with the cause of this abrupt loss. The news came as a bombshell and has continued to trail his mind. Though her demise has left a vacuum, but He completely submits to the will of the Almighty God.

His Lordship recounts the benevolence of your late mother and her late husband having accommodated the Bishop at his coming and released their building to the church to serve as the office. Your late mother has doggedly responded positively to matters of concern and has unremittingly persuaded and corroborated her children to follow suit even after the demise of her husband.

His Lordship takes solace in the fact that she died leaving a legacy for the living to emulate. Kindly be assured that death is not the end of life rather a transition into the eternal journey of life. Here on earth we have sorrow and pain but we all long for a home where there is no night and where hunger and distress, by no means exist.

His Lordship commits you into the gracious hand of God and prays that the Lord grants you and the church at large the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss, till we meet to part no more.

Thanks and God Bless

Yours Sincerely,
Revd Engr. Michael Iroh, Bishop's Personal Assistant.
Posted by Dr. KHase on August 22, 2019
Tribute to Mama Mercy Igwe

The news of your demise came to me as a shock – it is so unfortunate and heartbreaking that you have to leave us at this time. When I saw your Facebook friend request about a month ago, I said within me “what is mama doing on Facebook” – and I accepted your request. In the process, you sent me your last words “I appreciate you my beautiful daughter” which I replied to not knowing that will be our last conversion with each other in this mother earth. It hurts so bad, but I know that our dear God will give your beloved children and your loved ones that you left behind the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. Adieu mama Mercy, I love you and will miss you. Rest in Peace in the beautiful bosom of our precious Lord till we meet to part no more….
Stella Awujo - Ogwumike
Posted by Okhaide Akhigbe on August 22, 2019
Mama, we felt your love and presence through your awesome son Charles and his lovely family. We see all the qualities and values you instilled in him and we are privileged to have met you through him. Rest on mama and condolence to the lovely family you left behind.
Posted by Sharon Lucy on August 21, 2019
Oh What a perilous time we are into!!!! Dame mercy as you are fondly called I may have not know you in person, I may have not known or come in contact with your family for so long but the little time I did through the eyes of chimaobim simply shows indeed you are a mother to behold, an amazing woman . The mother and son relationship , how chi feels so excited whenever your calls comes in , the long conversation, the language the love that stairs out from just mere phone call was just amazing.. mama you know your children very well ,chi may never get over this, but I know for sure that even this world is not our own, Dame mercy please from heaven always remember your children cause I know you already seated with the Almighty in heaven.... God will continue to give the entire family the grace and mercy to hold on... Rip Mama!!!
Posted by PETER ALAWANI on August 20, 2019
On behalf of my entire family, I wish to express my heart felt condolence for the passing unto glory of your dear mother. Psalm 116:15 says “precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints”! May the Lord grant you and your family the fortitude to bear this huge loss. Please take solace in the fact that you will meet with her again heaven! God bless you!
Posted by Omo Jesu on August 20, 2019
May the good Lord grant the Family the Fortitude to bear this great loss and May mama's soul rest in perfect peace... Amen.
Much Love ❤️
Sis Busola RCCG Messiah Parish
Posted by Olusayo Akinlaja on August 20, 2019
Unfortunately, I was not graced with the privilege to meet mama but I met one of the most selfless and amazing person in her son, Charles. I know definitely that he must have learnt from one of the best moms ever. You must have been a blessing to many and I pray May your legacy live on. May you rest peacefully in the bosom of the Almighty. Amen
Posted by Olumide Fatunase on August 20, 2019
May the soul of mama continue to rest in the bosom of the Almighty. May the Lord give the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Bro. Olumide
Rccg Messiah chapel
Posted by Victoria Okoli on August 20, 2019
I met you when your daughter Ijeoma had Derek,and watched with delight as you played your 'omugwo' mama role in the Hospital .
Your Passing dealt a big blow, but we will not weep as though we have no hope..you have lived a fulfilled life here on earth . We are confident you have gone to be with the Lord.
Adieu Mama.
Posted by Joy James on August 20, 2019
You were one of the coolest persons and mother I met, I am happy for the opportunity to have related with you..Rest on.
Posted by Ogochukwu Ojika on August 20, 2019

To a mother who always welcomes you with a warm smile.
I remember when I lost my husband, how you would encourage me to fight and rise admits the challenges. You took my husband and i like your own children.
It's very painful to come to terms with the reality that you are no more. But I'm glad that you knew Christ, so I know you are in a better place.

Your legacy, your children lives on. In them I have found another selfless family.

Good night mummy, till we meet to part no more

Posted by Alireza Mohammadi on August 19, 2019
Never met you mom but had a chance of working with your nice son, Charles. I see how sad he is these days. Losing such a mother is never easy so please pray for your family momy. RIP.
Posted by Lo La on August 19, 2019
May your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace, Mama. Amen!
Posted by Zack Ahmed on August 19, 2019
May the good lord grant you everlasting peace in heaven and protect and unite the families you left behind.
Posted by Ajiri Evelyn on August 18, 2019
Tribute to a very friendly Mum who always smiles,Thank you for
the Legacy and smiles you left behind heart of many,We are comforted that you knew Jesus, May your Soul rest in perfect Peace.
Posted by Blessing Oyabure on August 18, 2019
Mama continue to Rest In Peace, surely you’re in the bosom of the lord. All you left behind are console and safe in Christ Jesus. We will continue to miss you till we meet again.
Posted by Lakhame Kenneth on August 18, 2019
Rest in peace mama, couldn't get to relate with you that much before relocating to imo state, mama that full of smiles and laughter, sister Eunice, ogechi, Emeka my roommate aka KHASE and Chima. I'm still with you guys in prayers. Adieu mama.....
Posted by Ritadolla Nkemjika on August 18, 2019
I never got to meet you in person, but the little I heard of and know of you through your son Chima, made me realize how wonderful and lucky your children are to have a mother like you. Rest in peace and know that you will forever live in the hearts of many.
Posted by Dr. KHase on August 17, 2019
From the desk of Hon (Chief) Collins O. C. Amadi
Onyirimba of Ohaji / Egbema Ancient Kingdom.

On behalf of my family, I commiserate with the entire family of Late Nze (Sir) J. N. Igwe on the demise of Late Dame Mercy Chinatu Igwe (Nee Ozuzuma) .
We received the sad news of her demise with immense shock which devastated us for some good days. Mum as I usually call her, was a woman decorated by nature with tremendous wisdom, humility, cheerfulness. Cared and loved all the family friends. Highly accommodating and God fearing woman during her life time. A jewel of inestimable value. A great Virtuous woman, an inseparable companion to our Late Nze (Sir) J. N. Igwe, Counselor and friend of all her children.
Mum lived a life worthy of emulation and left her foot prints in the sand of time.
Her painful exit undoubtedly will create a huge vacuum in your lives, but take heart.
I implore the entire family to take solace in the Scriptures : 1Thess 5:18 which says "In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you".
May the Almighty God grant you the fortitude to bear this huge and irreparable loss. 

Hon (Chief) Collins O. C. Amadi & Family
Posted by Ignatius Emeye on August 17, 2019
Khase, I know your heart is broken from the death of a loved one but I can hear her saying;

"I'm in a better place where I'm both happy and carefree. I had to go, but I want you to remember all the times we share and try not to feel so sad."

"For we will meet again one day to laugh and play. So dare to put grief aside because I will be waiting for you here, to catch up on the time we've lost."

"Till then, live your life to the fullest and God bless you my son."
Posted by Dr. KHase on August 17, 2019
My Tribute

*From the Ogbatue's*

The news of your demise Mummy Igwe as my mum fondly called you came to us as a rude shock and a pang in our hearts .
What we have of you now are the memories and Legacy you left which is evident in your children.

O Death where is thine sting
O grave where is thine pride .

Mummy Igwe ,while you were here with us you ensued peace with all men and remained committed to Godly virtues and to the service of God in your Church.
Nevertheless, " to live in the hearts of those you love is  not to Die" Rest peacefully until the resurrection morning when we all meet to part no more .

Adieu Mummy Igwe
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

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