"I lift up my eyes to the mountains - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth."
Psalm 121. Verse 1 & 2
  • 47 years old
  • Born on July 27, 1966 in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
  • Passed away on January 9, 2014 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Elder Mrs. Elesie Ukanwa Precious Kalu Nee Echeme Emole, 47, born on July 27, 1966 and passed away on January 9, 2014. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Onwuka Uchendu on February 18, 2014
Goodbye My Sister - in - Law Elesie was a very respectful young woman who always showed reverence to me as her brother-in-law. She never lost that age-long African tradition where age is respected. Elesie had a good heart: when my mother died in November 2013, she was among the first sympathizers to call me. Despite her illness, Elesie never failed to call me on each of my birthdays. I was always embarrassed each time she called because I never returned the favor during her own birthdays. Yet, that did not deter her. People are remembered, not for their accumulated riches in this world, but for the noble legacy they leave behind. She was selfless in her deeds. Elesie will forever be remembered. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Onwuka Uchendu Southfield, Michigan USA.
Posted by Uka Onwuka on February 17, 2014
Elesie, you have flown like a dove to join the saints who had gone before. You were humility personified. To God be the glory for your life. Sickness,pain and man have lost their power over you. You will be forever missed by us. Rest in peace gentle soul in the bosom of your Maker, till that glorious resurrection morning when we will meet to part no more. Good night. Enyinnaya Eme Onwuka.
Posted by Julie Udunma Lekwuwa on February 17, 2014
Dear Elesie,it is very painful to loose a young,promising lady like you just like that,We can only submit to the will of the Almighty God who is all knowing.I pray that the Almighty God will comfort and console all of us;your friends,your prayer- partners,family especially your daughter and mother.May God give us the fortitude to bear this great loss.We all however take consolation in the fact that you lived a good life, touched many lives positively(won many souls for Christ).May your gentle Soul Rest In Perfect Peace at the Bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ unil we meet on the resurrection morning,Amen!ADIEU!!!
Posted by Ure Johnson on February 13, 2014
Glory be to God for a life well-spent, because I know where you are, resting in the Lord. This is still quite the surprise to me because we just spoke only a few days before the news. I really miss you, especially the day to day fellowship we usually had over the phone. I will miss your calm, encouraging, exciting, and inspiring thoughts that you would often share with me. I find solace knowing that you went to heaven with happiness, and thoughts of you will forever remain green in our hearts. Sleep well, beloved sister.
Posted by Ugo Onwuka on February 12, 2014
Elesie my dearest, we had fellowship over the telephone on 01/01/14. We shared the Good News about Jesus- his love, greatness and mighty power. You sounded very strong and was full of Joy. There was no clue that you had answered the call and was going to be with your father, the Almighty God. Yes, our Lord Jesus came for you at an hour I did not expect. Elesie, you touched many lives, but you touched me in many special ways. I will always remember your gentle but powerful words of encouragement. You were a source of strength for many to tap into. You will be missed. To Jesus Christ be glory and power forever and ever. To the family, be courageous, be very courageous. Amen!
Posted by Ifeanyi Onwuka on February 10, 2014
Having only spoken the you the week before, the news of your passing hit me like a truck. We take solace in the knowledge that you are in a better place. REST IN PEACE
Posted by Renee Kalu on February 8, 2014
Mom I miss you so much. I know you are with GOD and at peace now. I love you so very much. I thank GOD for giving me a wonderful, caring mother like you.
Posted by Omenka Uchendu on February 7, 2014
When I think of my Aunty Elesie, the first thing that comes to mind is how big of a heart she had. Aunty Elesie--without fail--remembered all of me and my siblings’ birthdays, every year, and she was sure to call us on each birthday and enthusiastically wish us well. One of the most special memories I have of Aunty Elesie was a conversation we had over the phone when I was in my third year of college. All she had for me were encouraging words and a strong confidence that God would show me which career path to take. She told me not to worry, that God had a purpose for my life and that He had given me everything I needed to succeed. That is the type of caring, loving, warm, and precious aunt that Aunty Elesie was. I still cannot believe that Aunty Elesie, Aunty Precious, is gone, but I know that she is resting with the Lord and that she is at complete peace. I love you, Aunty Precious, and I know we will meet again in Heaven.
Posted by Mercy Nnanna on February 6, 2014
Dear Elesie,My eyes are filled with tear as I write this.However,there is hope in our Lord because He gives comfort.He knows the best for us.May your young soul rest in perfect peace in our Saviour.May your family and friends always remember you as you lived your life.Adieu my friend ( it's hard to say) .
Posted by Chika Uchendu on February 5, 2014
Aunty Precious, I thank God for the moments I was able to spend with you. You are one of the strongest women I have ever met, and you fought courageously through life. I am sadden to lose you so soon, but I know you are resting peacefully in Heaven. I thank you for the impact you made on my life, and the blessing you were to my mother and so many others. May you rest in peace.
Posted by DR NWANNADIYA UGAH on February 5, 2014
YOU WERE A VERY SWEET , GENTLE AND KIND LADY . WE WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH . THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO MANDKIND AND FOR NDI INYOM ABIRIBA IN PARTICULAR. GOODBYE FOR NOW ELDER ELESIE!!!!
Posted by Sam Ude on February 3, 2014
"Elesie" You will surely be missed. Your journey to our maker shall be protected by His Everlasting Lights, and may your Gentle Soul Rest in Perfect Peace. Amen and Amen Sam Ude
Posted by Ekeagbara Obasi on February 3, 2014
As an "Ideal Virtuous" Lady, Ukanwa will forever be missed everywhere by family, friends and colleagues for her indelible virtuous life worthy of emulation in modesty, humility, honesty, candor and selflessness which endeared her to contemporaries' ..... Yes her name Ukanwa speaks for itself .... May God grant her gentle soul eternal REST !
Posted by Ada Kalu on February 1, 2014
Dearest Sister/Friend, Since it has pleased the Lord to call you home at this time I have come to accept it and resign to the Lord's will. Ps.116:15 " Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants." I'm already missing our prayer and sharing moments. But we will continue in the work of the ministry to comfort the hurting and the dejected as the Lord has called us to do. There is no doubt we will meet again in Heaven, at the feet of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Posted by Uche Uchendu on February 1, 2014
Precious, I pray that I will be woken up from this nightmare even though I know that will not happen. I miss you more as the days go bye. My consolation is that you will continue to live through your good works. Greet Papa!
Posted by Ugo Kalu on January 31, 2014
Dear Elesie. Words are inadequate to express the shock and sorrow I felt when the news of your demise reached me. It was less than three weeks after you had called to express gratitude for our visit. You sounded so strong and I had thanked God for the dramatic improvement in your health. I did not anticipate this sudden reversal. Someone wrote that “some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same”. Such would be your legacy for you touched so many with your soft and genuine words of encouragement. You fought hard and endured long and now, at the bosom of your Maker, Lover and Savior, I know you have found rest and peace. He has wiped every tear from your eyes, and you have no more pain. As the Word of God says, “the memory of the righteous is a blessing” Proverbs 10:7. Your memory, Elesie, is a blessing. Thank you for your love and service. You will never be forgotten. And now, I pray that God will bring comfort, peace and healing to the hearts of your daughter, husband, mother, siblings, relatives and the friends you left behind. May God somehow fill the gapping void you have left in Jesus Name. Amen. Sincerely: Ugo Nnenna Kalu Ugo A. Kalu (nee Mkpa) Atlanta, Georgia
Posted by Mary Chijioke on January 30, 2014
Aunt Elesie passed away, on January, but her spirit lives on. I’m honoured to represent my family to give remarks about my aunt Elesie. I told My Mummy that I could reflect effectively on Aunt Elesie in 2 minutes, and she assured me that those two minutes do not apply to me, so I’m going to take my liberty, and you can blame her for the extra time that I take. Actually, there is no amount of time I could be allotted that would be ample to do justice to who my aunt was and what she instilled in my life—in the lives of so many—but to my life in particular. I’m convinced that whatever I am, whatever I am to become, I owe to those who have left an imprint on my life: my parents, yes, who gave me life; my Aunt Elesie, too, who enriched that life, She was refined strong Christian , and one might even say, defined, her live life a success.. And she never say no when she is asked to do something in the church. That, too, was God’s will. For so many reasons, and in so many ways, Aunt Elesie left an indelible mark upon my life. Her impact for me was unique in that it spanned some of the most vital years in my development—beginning prior to and into my formative years. She shaped my values, solidifying a faith in Christ that would not be shaken. She is respectable person, very likeable, who value of an education, and to work hard and I got to see the fruit that hard work yields. She took care of a house like no one else could, she was a gracious hostess, she was phenomenal But the truth of the matter is what the Bible teaches us that a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses. And as much as Aunt Elesie enjoyed her share of things, she understood what really mattered. Now, she was not perfect, But she also possessed something that is so unique and sadly, it’s growing increasingly unique: She had a servant’s heart. Hers was a life of true sacrifice. . God is God, and He knows how to get things done, but one thing I’ve learned in this life is that God uses people, and He used her. I thank God for the opportunity. Some people don’t get that opportunity. It is something I will always cherish, and I knew God had a plan and He worked it as only He can. I can’t say I understand it all, because I don’t, but I trust God. Aunt Elesie’s life was miracle after miracle after miracle, and I thank God for every moment of this past year where He steadily strengthening her, and sustaining her, and still using her! He is a miracle working God! Aunt Elesie may have departed this life, but her legacy lives on. It lives on in the lives of so many, and it lives on in me. I don’t know if I’ll ever have the servant’s heart that she had, but even if I possess a modicum of that servant’s heart she carried throughout her life, I will be a much better person—and even then it won’t be because of anything I could ever have been on my own. It’ll be because of the grace of God, and because of those who have poured into my life—and among the most prominent of those individuals is my aunt, Elesie. Mary Ceekay Chijioke Abosi
Posted by Chinyere Emole on January 29, 2014
We know you are with the Lord and at peace. You were called to heaven early, away from the cares of this troubled world. It is well. Have you reconnected with papa? Continue to rest in peace.
Posted by Chinazo Egwuatu on January 26, 2014
Elesie, my memories of you are from many years back are of a gentle, soft spoken and gentle soul and from your tributes you remained the same. May your soul rest in perfect peace. My prayers are with your family at this time.
Posted by Uloma Eke on January 25, 2014
Elesie you were a strong believer in prayers and drew strength from close contact and intimate relationship with God.Having faith in the manifestation of the power on God in your life, you stood firm for total healing.Romans 14:8 says" If we live, we live to the Lord and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.I thank God that your spirit is alive and you are in a better place with your Creator. Good Night!!!
Posted by Chioma Mang on January 25, 2014
An Angel and a strong woman of God has departed to be with our Creator. We love you and will miss you but God loves you more. Rest In Perfect Peace.
Posted by Nkiru Emodi on January 24, 2014
Hi Ngozi Emole, May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences
Posted by Jessie Uduma on January 24, 2014
May her soul rest in perfect peace. Amen
Posted by Gladys Okali on January 24, 2014
Our Beloved Elder Precious Elesie, May your Precious Soul rest in Perfect Peace! Adieu!! La r'udo!!!
Posted by Lucy Abosi on January 23, 2014
Our dear Elesie, thecomplxity of your call to glory at this prime time of your life is incomprehensible but cannot be questioned. The Lord knows better. The Almighty, our creator knows very w when He wants to harvest in His own field and which crop ( s) He needs at the time of his harvest. To God be the glory. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen. On behalf of ACIU Women New York.
Posted by Lucy Abosi on January 23, 2014
Our dear Elesie, the complexity of your call to glory at this prime time of your life is incomprehensible but cannot be questioned. The Lord knows better. The Almighty father, our creator knows very well when He wants to harvest in His own field and which crop (s) He needs at the time of His harvest. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen. On behalf of ACIU women New York.
Posted by Nkechi-Uche George-Ezikpe on January 22, 2014
Can somebody just call and tell me this is not true. Elesie Emole as I fondly call her is gone. Elesie has been a childhood for over thirty years. This news struck me like a lighting and it is still very hard for me to accept. Elesie's call was the first call I got this Christmas to wish me a merry xmas and we spoke for along time, little did I know that was going to be it. Elesie will be greatly missed. Renee, Mama, your family, friends and community need you but the Lord need you most. Rest in the bossom of your maker.
Posted by Chioma Otisi on January 21, 2014
Today's precious moment, turn into tears of tomorrow. But while our hearts grow heavy, grief-stricken and weary. We know that you are resting in peace, in the hands of God. As your ashes rest peacefully here on earth, your soul will live eternally. Continue to rest in peace, Aunty!
Posted by GODWIN OJI on January 20, 2014
Elesie, little did i know that the phone call I made to you on December 24th from my office was the last discussion we will have on this earth. Elesie, I remembered vividly what you said to me when I called to check on you. You complained that i do not call you quite often and that you wanted us to stay longer on the phone. My response to you was that i was in the office and was just checking on you and to let you know that i was travelling home the next day.I am glad I made that call on that faithful day. The news of your passing came as a shock to me knowing that you did not show any sign of sickness when I spoke with you. Elesie, may your gentle sould find solace in the Lord. We will miss you.
Posted by Alexandra Onyekwuluje on January 20, 2014
MY DEAR NEIGHBOR, I STILL CANNOT UNDERSTAND BUT YOU HAVE BEEN CALLED HOME BY THE MOST HIGH GOD. ITS HARD TO ACCEPT BUT WHAT CHOICE DO WE HAVE, REST IN PEACE. YOU HAVE RUN YOUR RACE AND HAVE BEEN GIVEN YOUR MANY CROWNS, GLORY BE TO GOD, THE ONE THAT SAID TO YOU, WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT. YOU WILL BE MISSED DEAR.
Posted by Kelechi Uchendu on January 20, 2014
Anti Precious RIP . You were such an amazing aunt, mother, sister, wife, daughter, and friend. You would call for every holiday, every birthday , and every life event which I truly appreciated and will always appreciate. You were a very selfless person with a big heart and you will always be missed. I know that you are with God and are reunited with Grandpa, so please enjoy eternal life, and dine with the King :)
Posted by Angela Ihezie on January 19, 2014
"Elesie, what a shame I never got to meet you in person after all these years as a close friend of Ngozi. You must have been such a wonderful person judging by the tributes left for you by friends and family. You are now free as there is no more pain. Sleep peacefully in the Lord's bossom, angel and may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace!"
Posted by Unoma Okoli on January 19, 2014
Elesie, we met and became friends whilst at University of Nigeria. Our friendship and memories of the time we spent will always be cherished. Your passing came as a shock but I trust that God knows best. May your soul rest in perfect peace. Unoma
Posted by Ishaku Pam on January 18, 2014
We knew you as Elsie Emole in secondary school at FGC Jos where you were a couple of years my junior.Your elegance,beauty,carriage & humble disposition were striking even at an early age.It is a shock to learn of your passing.We pray for the peaceful repose of your soul.May God give your family courage & strength to bear your loss.Amen. Ishaku Pam Head Boy FGCJ 1979-1980
Posted by Ngozi Emole on January 18, 2014
Elele-Mama! Prayer Warrior! Intercessor! The Lord has taken you. Thanks for being my Sister and Teacher. All that you taught me are embedded in my heart. Sleep on Sister in the bosom of the Almighty God Till we meet to part no more - AMEN!
Posted by Chinedu Emole on January 18, 2014
Dear Aunty Elesie, It is such a shame we never met. From the tributes below, it shows you were a faithful Christian right to the end. You are definitely forever missed. We shall surely meet. Amen.
Posted by Ifeoma Onuoha on January 18, 2014
Elesco, (that's what I called her) what a shock!!!. It's still hard to take it all in. I take solace in our last conversation. I will miss you so much. I will miss your positive and upbeat attitude and your spirit of sisterhood. God knows best and we trust in his infinite wisdom. I totally agree with Chijioke's comment " We do not question God's will in any manner whatsoever. Rest in perfect peace my dear sister. Ifeoma Onuoha (nee Emole).
Posted by Nwobiara Kalu on January 18, 2014
My Dear Elesie, God will continue to bless the day I met you. For a friend, you were so young but so wise. Your faith in God was unmovable. Your devotion to God and man was unsurpassable. And your loyalty to your friends was unshakeable. You put others, both family and friends before yourself. You made your decisions based on what Jesus would do. You had the strength of Samson and you fought gallantly till the end. Elesie, I will miss you dearly. I can’t wait to see the brilliance of the jewels on your crown in heaven. Sleep well, my “Little Sister”-Friend! Sleep tight my Prayer Warrior! Rest in Peace my Precious!
Posted by Eche-Enziga Emole on January 18, 2014
I miss you somuch aunty. Rest in Peace
Posted by Ike Anya on January 18, 2014
It was with great shock and sadness that I learnt of this sad news this morning. I have very fond memories of Elesie from Nsukka, Enugu and Abiriba over the years. Each time we met she would always tease me like a big sister. and although I had not seen her for many years, had looked forward to doing so at some point. I always admired her gentleness, soft-spoken simplicity and open heartedness. May her beautiful soul rest in peace and may God give all her family and loved ones the grace to get through this very difficult time, taking solace in the memories of the time we had with her
Posted by Chike Tabansi on January 18, 2014
Elesie nwannem kedu, what can I say, go in peace till we meet again. I close my eyes and I can see you back in the 70's at Ekulu Primary school Enugu, you were in my brother (Amaechi's) class, I would come and peep through the window, and you would say Chike kedu, that made my day always. Chukwu ma why he called you so soon, Ezigbo mmadu na ba na udo Amen,
Posted by Ukaku Mang on January 18, 2014
Elder Ukaku Agbai Mang and family commiserate with the Chief E. Emole clan and Prof Kalu Ndukwo on the loss of Elesie. Rest in perfect peace, Elesie.
Posted by Nmah Abbah on January 18, 2014
SAYING GOODBYE "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." (Revelation 21:4, KJV) May today's tears of heartfelt sorrow Be signs of hope for a brighter tomorrow And the pain and grief that we are feeling Give way to joy through God's merciful healing For goodbye is not 'gone forever' It's only for a while And when we get together again We'll share in one big smile. ~ Jeffrey Eilerman ~
Posted by Inko-Tariah Gina Inko-Tar... on January 18, 2014
Elesie,I'm sad to hear that you are gone, God knows best,I pray that God will give your loved ones and family the fortitude to bear the loss. RIP!!!
Posted by Ireke Amoji on January 18, 2014
Dear Elesie,you will be deeply missed.Rest in peace in the bossom of our Almighty Lord,IJN,amen
Posted by Nkeiru Abara on January 18, 2014
Elesie you have been promoted to glory and I know this is true by all the testimonies contained on this page. Uche, may you and the rest of the Echeme Emole clan be comforted. Unu gbekwa akwa. Jesus binde unu aka r'obu. May the Lord give you all strength.
Posted by Nina Uloaku Ikwan on January 18, 2014
My dear Elesie,I still cant believe you are gone.life indeed so short.My only consolation is that you are resting in the bossom of the LORD.Adeiu nwanem.You will be greatly missed.
Posted by Jane Agomuoh on January 18, 2014
Elsie-I did not have the opportunity of meeting you, but heard so much about your courage, through your loving sister and my dear friend Uche. We consistently had you in our daily prayers, knowing that God's grace was more than sufficient. God has finally called you home, who are we to question Him?. We know you are sitting at the right hand of God resting in peace, as one of His angles. We pray for God's peace upon your loved ones you left behind. Amen!
Posted by Ego Ndukwe on January 18, 2014
“I understand why God would want you by His side”. Your departure is so painful, however who am I to question God. I will forever miss all our laughing during the good times and crying during the bad ones. I miss being able to call you any time and spend hours talking about everything under the sun. I count it a privilege to have developed a friendship with you over the past years. You shared your story and dreams with me and you shared your gifts with the world. My thoughts would always go back to the last time we had the chance to have a meaningful conversation December 7th 2013 just before I traveled to Nigeria for Okochi. It turned into the most meaningful and emotional conversation we ever had. I remember so often the nights when you stayed up till 11pm sometimes past midnight talking about the things we believed in, the love for family, and the future of your ministry. It is still hard not to miss times like those. You were an angel; an angel who taught me the meaning of friendship, the meaning of a good in-law, the reasons for loving everyone (including those who care less about you). You also included those who do not understand the meaning on love. How do I adequately honor someone who brought joy at every giving moment? Elesie my precious, you will be dearly missed. But I can understand why God would want such a beautiful angel on his side so soon and so timely. Thank you for your kindness, generosity, and friendship. I gain hope knowing that you are with the Lord and that I will see you again in heaven one day. You lived your life for Jesus, and now you can enjoy the presence of God. You once told me that,“if it pleased God that I remain for a season, then I ought to do something with the gift of life I have been given”. I'll never forget you Elesie. Sleep well. Mrs. Ego Mang Ndukwe
Posted by Okey Uche on January 18, 2014
Elesie believed in God, yet being a daughter of the Most High she was humble and so down to earth. My family shares the pain of this loss and yet we all are comforted by the knowledge that she is resting with the Lord our God.

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