ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mummy B, 77 years old, born on April 24, 1944, and passed away on June 9, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Doye Balogun on June 28, 2021
Darling Aunty Brigitte,

It's hard to believe you've passed on, but I'm grateful that God sent you to be such an integral part of our lives. Endless rides in the back of your Toyota Hilux, your naps in Ilorin Street after Sunday service, introducing us to Aunty Oge's world of food, allowing us to raid your house in Ebute Metta for all of Nkem's toys while he was away at BSL! Memories I will forever cherish. You treated us like one of your own. I was always so struck by you calling me in the UK from Nigeria on my birthday from time to time. And almost just as thrown when, the last time I saw you in Lagos, images of a person I had always considered one of football's more obscure personalities popped up on the TV and you launched into an analysis of Tony Pulis's record in the Premier League! Will miss you terribly, Aunty Brigitte. And your ever-warm and familiar embrace.

Doye

Posted by Ify Iyke-dim. on June 26, 2021
Mummy-mummy! Mama Nkem! Grandma B! Anyika's grandma. Ada Okirie! We've laid your body to rest on Thursday, but the whole event is still surreal to me. I still can't believe I won't get calls and hear your voice at the other end praying for me and end the call with "This is Pastor Princess Briggite Ada Okirie" followed by your boisterous loud laugh to which I'd hail you "Mummy-Mummy!" I find it hard to believe that I won't see you if I visit your home at Satellite town. You loved people, ina emeta Nwanne ofuma, and would totally pour yourself into anyone you called your own. I don't forget the many times you visited me with hot steaming Nsala soup when I had my babies or even when you called to warn me about a particular help I had at a time because the lady exhibited some worrisome traits when you visited (you weren't wrong at all, the lady actually had small "skoi-skoi" for head); I remember Onyii telling me how you followed her to Leeds when she was going for her Masters and helped her settle in and Abum told me when you visited her at Ikorodu all the way from one of your programmes at Epe. Infact, there was never a family event at Oba and Awka you didnt attend. You were sacrifice personified.
I'm NSPPDian today because of you....Ah!, but I failed you. I made you a promise that I couldn't keep because I got caught up with this noisy & busy hustle Lagos life , and it hurts now when I think of it. However I promise you this: the prayer points you gave me when you introduced NSPPD to me, I'll keep saying them till when God decides to answer in His time and in His own way. Rest well, Mummy-mummy, we'd surely meet again.
Posted by Eliezar Okirie on June 24, 2021
Big Sis
You often say “I would hate to be a burden to anyone”. You also always said “me I want to make heaven”; and you would frequently and quickly add that you pray that all of your brothers and sisters would also make it to heaven. That’s very note worthy.

I have been very deeply deeply saddened by your sudden exit since the news reached me. However, I have now received reassurance that you have indeed achieved your first top priorities - not to be a burden to anyone and to make it to heaven. That’s well played and to God be the glory. I join you in prayers that those of us that you have temporarily left behind will refocus and redouble our efforts in pursuing heavenly as opposed to worldly things as you had spectacularly done.

I’m proud of your legacy that you made your life here on earth count with great meaning and purpose. You impacted so positively on us your siblings and you encouraged family unity. You were always praying and interceding for people, financing them, helping them, supporting them, correcting them, inspiring them, encouraging them, influencing them, mentoring them, motivating them etc. Intriguingly you did these not only for your family but also for those unrelated to you, not least your Church family.

Big Sis, so I say very well done as you did it exactly how you wanted and God granted it to you - you ran a good race, you finished the race remarkably well and you have exited in your own grand style. I imagine you are smiling and even laughing so loud when you read and hear all the tributes from so many people whose lives you touched one way or the other of which I’m one of your beneficiaries. In particular you always wanted me to serve God and to have closer relationship with the Lord Jesus. I promised I’m doing so and I’m still work-in-progress.

Thank you for all you did for your family, the homeless, the helpless and the needy in communities and for the Church of God. Big Sis, I will continue to cherish the great memories that we shared together and for now I bid you adieu. With much love. 
Posted by Vivian Eferebo-Jack on June 23, 2021
Dearest Biggest Sista Princess AD OKIRIE
This tribute is borne out of shock and great griefs at the thought of your Call Home to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whom you served to the very last. Our comfort is that you lived your earthly life in the serve of the Lord. You touched many lives the ways you know best, rest in the bosom of the Lord till we meet to part no more!!!!
Adieu Big Sis, Kachibo!!!!
Gladys, Precious, Christie, Asiberi, Ngo, Ajumuoke, Omenogor and Faith - Your younger sisters
Posted by Felix Nnam Okirie on June 23, 2021
TRIBUTE / ENCOURAGEMENT

A FALLEN BRANCH!

One of the strongest branch has fallen from our family tree .
God had His way; He has taken sister home,so we need not grieve for her.
Living with sister for some years, I very keenly observed how God carried her and kept her at her best.
God strengthened her and kept her strong and for this we are truly blessed.
We should now then hold strong to our family heritage, keep living our lives through God,Keep carrying on the best and Godly examples sister has deposited in us, both the big examples and the small ones.
We will and should remember all the good times,the happiness and the love shared.Think of her when we reminisce as she will be smiling from above.
Sisters mind is at ease, her soul has peace, her body is now at rest,for an angel came for her on June 9th, 2021 and said “God needs one of his best”.
The serenity of going home is a miracle we all should look forward to,so we should not think of Sisters travel and cry with a tear upon our cheeks.We should not think that she has died, rather we should think of her travel as leaving early to avoid the rush.
Sister has gone to have a good and well deserved rest. She lived and travelled long and hard, to reach her journey's final end, so let's just say, "Goodbye for now, Until we're together again."
Nnam ( as she calls me )
Posted by MAGDALENE IHEME on June 23, 2021
To my dearest Big Aunty AD, as I call you. The shock of your demise was very rude to me and John.It was very painful and with days following, the realization hit us and we cried. Then we remembered that you are the daughter of the most High God, chosen and kept by His grace and it was now time for you to be with him.
RIP Big Aunty, we love you mama but God knows best.
Posted by Clinton Okirie on June 22, 2021
Tribute to the only “Aunty” I called “Mummy” and it never felt strange.


Mummy, I knew I was going to write this but not so soon. It has taken me days to gather the strength to write you this tribute. I haven’t started but I’m already in tears. Where do I start from? You were a mother figure. I remember in 2014 when you told me to come spend the long holiday in your house and leave that “jaga jaga” Port Harcourt. When it was time for me to go back you said you loved me as a son and would want me to live with you. That was how our journey began. With you, my spiritual life grew strongly. You were strong, spirit-filled, hardworking, diligent, transparent, loving, caring and a whole lot of things I can’t put into writing because of time and space. You were an Aunty that turned to a mother and you were a mother that turned to a friend. In so many occasions we confessed to each other that we were friends. There was nothing we didn’t talk about. I remember how you’ll shout “Son!! Come let me blow you one sweet tori”. And I’ll charge to your room with so much excitement. And you’ll draw your ear and say “I didn’t say you should go and tell anybody o”. And we will laugh. We had so much memories that it feels like I’ve known you for over 30yrs! Is it when I want to request something from you that I will ask first ‘Mummy there’s something I want to tell you o’. And you’ll say “Clinton Okirie I don’t have money, you have come o. Anytime you see small money you’ll want to finish it…just leave me alone”. And I will laugh so hard and tell you to wait and hear what I have to say first. Never did you turn down my genuine requests. I lived with you from 29-07-2014 to 06-06-2019 and for these 5yrs we ate together, laughed together, held heart-to-heart conversations together, went to places together, prayed together, had misunderstandings, settled. Mummy, you were my friend! I was always the first to pay my school fees in Nigerian Navy Secondary School because it’s always a day after vacation we go to pay my fees. On the 14th of February, 2018 you got me the exact laptop I always wanted. When you called me to come and pick up my laptop…I screamed and ran back home from school. And you told me it was my Valentine’s gift. You were so sweet and knew how to make me laugh genuinely. I remember how you will call me randomly and say “this is Pastor Princess Brigitte Ifenyinwa Adanma Okirie” and I will laugh and complete it ‘Grandma B’. You showed me what the words LOVE and SACRIFICE meant. You were so transparent when it had to do with money. You will always say “Clinton Okirie always write things down when you’re handling money that isn’t yours, it will save a lot of questions and distrust”. I remember how you’ll always say you are waiting for the woman I’ll get married to so you’ll tell her that I already know how to cook so she should look for another way to win my heart and she shouldn’t make shakara for me because I’m already homely. I learnt so many things from you! Even after I left your house. We were still friends. We spoke for hours talking about random things and laughing. God, the memories are unending so I will just stop here.

It’s HARD to say GOODBYE but I have to say goodbye Mummy. I love you so much and will never forget you. You were so many things to me. God bless your soul and keep you at peace.
Till we meet again to part no more.
Clinton Okirie
“Son”
Posted by Nana Odejayi on June 22, 2021
My dear Mummy B, I really thank God for you. You were charming, loving, supportive, always cheerful, selfless in service, fashionable and a God chaser. You were just always available to serve God.

You were a prayerful woman, always on my prayer line for Nigeria. I was always happy to see you online and I will greet you at the end of the prayers. If I forget, you will call me after to say aah you didn’t greet me today and we will have a good laugh about it. You were so passionate about Nigeria and I remember how you will call me to include one prayer point or the other in our prayers for Nigeria.

You loved our Daddy and you lived for Him and served Him.

Well done daughter of Zion

Sleep on dearly beloved until we meet to part no more.
Posted by Sam Moss on June 21, 2021
Your strong faith and zest for life are evident in the photos I see, the stories I hear of you, the energy and power you would speak with, and the disbelief that you are no longer here. You must be singing joyously among the angels! I'm touched by your impact and honored to be among your legacy of wholesome, compassionate, unshakable women. Rest peacefully as you watch over us here on earth. God bless you.
Posted by Emmanuel Okirie on June 21, 2021
It is with a saddened heart that I write this tribute to my beloved aunty. You were a loving, caring, hardworking, energetic, and enthusiastic woman who brought joy, peace, and blessings to everyone you came in contact with. You left us so soon and you will be surely missed. I know we had tough times together, but I will never forget all what you did for me. I am privileged to have known you and be your nephew.

Only God knows why he called you to glory at this point and I know you are resting peacefully. Till we meet again. Adieu aunty AD.
Posted by Dolapo Akinwande on June 21, 2021
BRIGITTE IFEYINWA OKIRIE

With a deep sense of loss I write this Tribute in memory of my very dear 'Sister', colleague in arms, Assistant Pastor Brigitte Ifeyinwa Okirie.

Brigitte and a few of us met and got together when the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Apapa Parish otherwise called Freedom Hall, became a year old in September 1992. Each of us had become believers at different times but were eventually felted together as Workers, placed in the Elders Fellowship and subsequently in the Elders Choir.

A few years thereafter, several parishes were birthed out of Freedom Hall, with each of us asked to join a Parish of our choice. Subsequently, Brigitte and a few of us joined one of such, the Jesus Sanctuary Parish, Alhaji Masha, Surulere, headed by Pastor ‘Sola Balogun. Being a woman head of a parish, Pastor Balogun could not attend meetings of Pastors’ wives and so nominated me to represent her at such. For my comfort, Brigitte and another friend, A/P Chinyere Onyia would escort me to those meetings.
Brigitte was always so very useful that she was appointed as the Catering Officer I/c of kitchen activities at the Redemption Camp, a position she functioned in until her demise.

Brigitte was s very concientious worker for the Lord. At every given time of service, she abandons herself completely into God's work and endured anything spoken at her person. Brigitte can never be forgotten in a hurry, especially for her work in Region 20 towards the success of catering activities at the Redemption Camp. She was almost indispensable. And to us, her friends, she was a friend indeed!

May her soul rest peacefully in the presence of the most High God and the fond memories of her remain blessed in Jesus’ mighty name.

Pastor D Mosunmola Adesanya, Jesus Sanctuary Parish, Surulere.
Posted by Dolapo Akinwande on June 21, 2021
TRIBUTES TO OUR DEAR MUMMY B

We give glory to God for the life mum B lived while she was here with us. Mum B was a great inspiration to all that came her pathway especially to us at the Pastors wives forum in Lp4. A consummate prayer woman and intercessor. She was a very hard working elderly woman, who did not look her age one bit. For the kitchen duties that she sacrificed and Laboured for her dedication was second to none, she excelled and thoroughly enjoyed what she did. In business she never failed to market her Natesian water. She was still earning her own money despite her age. A thoroughly detailed person when it comes to English language ( our reading of Minutes of meeting at the Lp4 Pastor's Wives meeting). Her dexterity/fluency of the French language. I learnt from her a few French words (like bonne nuit) Mummy B was a delight to be with. May we meet at the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ on that last day. Bonne Nuit Mum B.

Pastor Mrs Funke Henshaw
Posted by Dolapo Akinwande on June 21, 2021
Mummy B, a diligent and dynamic woman; our mother and friend; an inspiration for dedicated service to the Lord. At 77, still serving with strength, vigour and passion for the Lord and the things of His Kingdom.

You exemplified the Scripture that says, “...As your days, so shall your strength be.”
Strong to the very end of your days here on earth.

Always fussing over us and our children (your children- as you called them). Thank you for all the early morning calls and prayers. We miss you already, as we missed your Father’s day text and prayers this week.

You were committed to our success and progress, standing with us every step of the way. The LP4 family will miss you thoroughly, your love, care and thoughtfulness.

We are comforted though, that heaven has gained a daughter, resting from her labours.

May the God of all comfort strengthen every heart that misses and mourns as we look unto Him, the Author and Finisher of our faith.

Goodnight, Mummy B. We love you.

Oghogho and Teresa Ayanru (LP4)
Posted by Ifeeanyi Okirie on June 21, 2021
                           THE MOST PAINFUL DEPARTURE
Pastor Princess Brigitte Ifeyinwa Adanma Okirie “Sister Mmadu” as I always called her, meant so many things to different people but to me she was an exceptionally wonderful Sister. She was an honest hardworking person and a crusader of accountability. She was my Prayer Mentor, Unique Motivator, Greatest Inspirer, Dependable Confidant and a divinely destined companion God positioned in my life since 9th of February 2016. She was in the Family a wonderful bridge builder and peace maker, always eager to reconcile quarrelling parties at all times. Ever since her ordination as a Pastor she exhibited rare qualities of preaching to her family the reason to embrace Christ. She will be greatly missed as her disposition to the family had neither age nor class. She related with everybody and never hesitated to assist anybody in your time of need. Whenever people were at their lowest ebb; she calls as if directed by the Holy Spirit to uplift us. She was a rallying point. Personally that signature tone “Bros Me” was always like a tonic to liven me. I’m still struggling to accept this stark reality that the one I heard on the 8th of June by 9.00pm was the last. “Sister Mmadu” I love you but God loves you more.” Kachibo” till we meet to part no more.
Sir Gordon C Okirie
(Your Elder Brother)
Posted by Ukachi Bawo on June 21, 2021
I bleed in my heart, the shock is too much to bear.
My consolation is that you died serving the Lord.
The way I felt when mommy died is the same way I am feeling now.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? -(1 Cor. 15:55).
You snatched my sister away from me unawares. Who will challenge me all the time. Who will correct my many mistakes. You were very passionate and very forgiving to a fault.
I will miss you dearly.
Rest In Peace Sistaa.

Ogechi Yoko-Daniels.(Your Sister)
Posted by Dolapo Akinwande on June 21, 2021
TRIBUTES TO OUR DEAR MUMMY B

We give glory to God for the life mum B lived while she was here with us. Mum B was a great inspiration to all that came her pathway especially to us at the Pastors wives forum in Lp4. A consummate prayer woman and intercessor. She was a very hard working elderly woman, who did not look her age one bit. For the kitchen duties that she sacrificed and Laboured for her dedication was second to none, she excelled and thoroughly enjoyed what she did. In business she never failed to market her Natesian water. She was still earning her own money despite her age. A thoroughly detailed person when it comes to English language ( our reading of Minutes of meeting at the Lp4 Pastor's Wives meeting). Her dexterity/fluency of the French language. I learnt from her a few French words (like bonne nuit) Mummy B was a delight to be with. May we meet at the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ on that last day. Bonne Nuit Mum B.

From Pastor Mrs Funke Henshaw
Posted by Dolapo Akinwande on June 21, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MUMMY B FROM LAGOS PROVINCE 4 USHERS

It is with a sense of loss, but with glory to God, that we give this Tribute to A/P Brigitte Okorie, better know to us as Mummy B.

She was very hardworking, cordial, and social with everyone she met. We cannot forget the motherly role she always played in the National Kitchen in camp, whenever there was a programme like the Annual Convention or Holy Ghost Congress. Long before the event, she would have liaised with the Ushers to find out the number that would likely turn up for the programme, and ensure that we not only had enough food but a little extra just in case more of us showed up.

In all of this, she never gave you the impression that she was older than you. Her acts of love made her receive a lot of respect for her person, even when she was not on official duty.

We surely will miss her but are pacified that she is resting in the bosom of the Lord.

Good night Mummy B.

From: Lagos Province 4 Ushers

Posted by Dolapo Akinwande on June 21, 2021
Emmanuel Sanctuary's Tribute

Princess Adanma Brigitte Okirie aka Mummy B as she would always introduce herself…

Mummy B was one of the pioneering workers that started RCCG Emmanuel parish several years ago.
She immediately demonstrated an incredible capacity and passion for the work of God, in spite of her age. This endeared her to all of us in the church as a pillar of support and encouragement at all times.

It didn’t take long for us to discover that she was .very zealous , committed, truthful, trustworthy, dependable, and a prayerful daughter of The King. She was always ready and willing to make sacrifices wherever necessary.

Mummy B was obedient to the core, a stickler to time and outstanding among her mates . She would create work when and where there seems to be none . There was hardly a dull moment with her .

We will miss the way she used to call us sons and daughters . She was a mother to us all in the church. We will miss her unique dancing steps during praise sessions, particularly on thanksgiving Sundays. Her loud and hearty laughs will continue to ring in our ears for a long time to come.

ADIEU, OUR BELOVED MUMMY B. You taught us a lot of valuable lessons. We thank the Almighty God that you ran the race diligently till the end, and we know that you are with our heavenly Father the King of Zion. We will greatly miss you but God knows best.

Rest on Daughter of the king Mummy B.

Pastor and Members,
RCCG EMMANUEL SANCTUARY. (LP4)

Posted by Dolapo Akinwande on June 21, 2021
I was thrown off balance when on that faithful day that I received a call that I should run to the Navy hospital that you were been taken there, I never knew I would meet you live less. To say that I cried aloud was an understatement. I am yet to recover from the shock.

But on the other hand I found it an honor that I was among the very few that stood to witness the Daughter of the king been taken to the morgue. This memory I will hold unto for it's an honor.

Time will not permit me to share the various experience I had with you. Just to let you know that I will miss the way you call me Daughter, your dancing steps in church on Thanksgiving Sundays, your loud laugh ,just to mention but few.

Thank God you ran the race, and we know you are with our heaven Father the King of Zion.

Rest on Daughter of the king mummy B.

From Dcns Favour.

Posted by Dolapo Akinwande on June 21, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MUMMY B

Princess Brigitte, Adanma , Ifeyinwa Okirie (aka Funky Grandma) - This was Mummy B’s favorite way of introducing herself.

Mummy B was like a mother to us and countless other people that came in contact with her. She always gave Godly and motherly advice, yet she was humble enough to seek counsel from people who were much younger than her.

Mummy B was a lover of God, lover of righteousness, wholly given to prayer and the service of God. She was always praying and was part of several prayer groups spread across several ministries. Groups that met regularly to pray both physically and on virtual platforms.

From the time we got to know her and throughout the close relationship we had with her till her passing to glory, she was a pillar of inspiration, and encouragement to us, both in the home and in the work of the ministry.

Mummy B was a tireless worker, always willing to offer help and assistance to anyone who needs it. She was a strict disciplinarian and was also very disciplined herself, particularly in matters relating to God’s kingdom.

We will surely miss you greatly, our beloved Mummy B.
Sleep on, thou beloved of the Most High God, till we meet again at the resurrection of the saints.

Rest in the blossom of your Lord whom you served diligently till the end.


Gbenga & Ronke Olusile
Posted by Dolapo Akinwande on June 21, 2021
Mummy B Adanma Okirie my friend, sister, prayer partner, mentor, coach and lover , You are more than all these to me. A friend that was closer than a sister, a counsellor indeed at her age she was still accepting counsels from younger ones you are indeed a rare gem. Your love for God and every thing that pertains to godliness was your priority. Anywhere and anything that has to do with prayers Mummy would be there and she would make sure all her friends would be present. Not just present but attentive I lack words to describe this special breed of daughter of Zion. I know that you cannot come back but we will meet someday. I never knew that Tuesday the 9th of June would be the last time we would talk see and chat God knows I know you are in a better place.                 

TO GOD BE THE GLORY. EBBY as you usually would say         


A/P Ebele Nnaeto
Posted by Bimpe Mfon on June 21, 2021
Tribute to Sister Brigitte Okirie

“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”( Revelation 14:13)


I met Sister Brigitte about 28 years ago at Freedom Hall, the then Apapa Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Even then, I was immediately struck by her cheerfulness, love for God and zeal for the things of God .
Later, when Freedom Hall was broken up,she was sent to Jesus Sanctuary where she served diligently for years. During this period her total support of her pastor, Pastor Sola Balogun was unquestionable.
My late husband Pastor Eskor Mfon and I were sent with a team to start the City of David,and though we were in different parishes , the bond between Sis Brigitte and I grew stronger . Our roles also evolved and , as the responsibilities of the Apapa Family at the Redemption Camp increased, Pastor Eskor who had become the head of Apapa Family put Sister Brigitte in charge of our kitchen activities during the annual convention and the Holy Ghost Congress.

For many years, we worked closely seeing to the hospitality of pastors during the annual Holy Ghost Congress at the Redemption Camp. She carried out these duties cheerfully and admirably. She made our camp chores easy and seamless and was always ready with a word of comfort or encouragement.
Because of her excellent record , the incumbent Pastor in charge of Region Pastor Idowu Iluyomade , along with his wife, Pastor (Dr ) Siju Iluyomade made her retain that position with some other roles added to it This is a testament to her selfless and hardworking nature. She held these positions and worked tirelessly until her passing .
She was constantly mindful of her duties, and a few weeks ago, she had started planning our region’s kitchen duties at the forthcoming 2021 convention .

Sister Brigitte was a God - lover . You can be sure to find her wherever the Lord is being glorified. Last year, we joined the group of intercessors for Nigeria and one of the last things on she did on the night before her exit was praying via zoom with the group for Nigeria. She had great fervor and was never tired of the things of God. I cannot count the number of times when she would call me to join one prayer call or the other. I know that right now, she’s in Heaven, worshipping the God whom she loved so much. Indeed the song, “I can only imagine” by MercyMe readily comes to mind .She must be having an awesome time in the presence of God, doing what brought her so much joy.

She was a great encourager and was a pillar of support who stood solidly by me in my darkest time of need . Although she was much older then I, we were close friends. In fact, she often told me that I was a no longer a friend but a sister . This feeling was reciprocal. She knew and had a relationship with all my sisters and my children and was oh so dependable. Whatever you confided in her remained with her and she only shared them as prayer points with God

She was the embodiment of love and would call regularly to inquire about my well being.,my children,my businesses and whatever she felt to be a prayer point at that time. We often had long phone conversations, and her one constant concern and prayer point was Nkem, her son . I know and believe that the Lord would perfect all that concerns him in Jesus name.

We will definitely miss Sister Brigitte . She has left a big void which would be difficult to fill . She touched many lives in her usual caring way and the question on everyone’s lips is, “ How are we going to cope without her?”
We were definitely not ready to let her go but who are we to query God?
We make plans but they are subject to God’s ratification. Sister Brigitte and I had planned to meet on Thursday 10th June but that was not to be as she departed the day before.

Her life and passing have taught us a lesson which is to work for the Lord with all our might. John 9:4 KJV says, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”
Our dear Sister Brigitte carried out her tasks admirably, and now the night has fallen and she’s gone home to her Father..
I will miss you my dear sister. I am already missing you, missing the phone calls and your laughter but I’m comforted by the hope of a future reunion in Heaven Until then, I say good night and not good bye.
Your sister,
Bimpe Eskor- Mfon.
Posted by Chijiboy OKIRIE on June 20, 2021
My dear sister, this is my humble tribute to you. I had only a big sister as we were growing up but along the line you were no longer in the house at Victoria street.Then I became older and enquired and there was a dispute between you and papa. He wanted you to be a nurse, but you said 'No' that you wanted to go on to secondary school which you did at Union secondary school Ibeku. As you graduated, you got a job at shell working in the laboratory. I also recall that when we were returning to Omoku after the war, I told you I was intending to work and do part-time study and you screamed saying 'you will do no such thing you will go back to school and do your waec'. I was shaken up but I knew what you said was in line with helping me with a better path than what I was proposing. So many things have happened but you were always the one to unite us. I think it was around your birthday while speaking with you and something transpired where my grand-daughter retorted ' that's not good behavior'. You laughed, agreed and asked to speak with her and prayed for her. Imagine a 7 year old girl more or less schooling a 77 year old woman. You call me Chijiboy and alot of people ask why you call me by that name, but you always maintained that 'he is Chijiboy' irrespective of my age or anything. There was a special bonding between you and all of us, you had your ways with each person. We spoke last Tuesday before your demise when I called having made several calls that I had not returned because of my ill health, your voice was low, no scolding, no banters, nothing. That is not the 'sister' that I knew and I didn't ask as I presumed perhaps you were praying because you prayed always. My heart is heavy but I take solace knowing you are in Heaven praying for us all. Let the unity which you have left be in our hearts as we maintain that legacy of peace you stood for. Adieu my dear sister.
Chijiboy
Posted by Ona Peters on June 20, 2021
The news of Mummy B's death came as a rude shock. I met Mummy B more than 40 years ago before RCCG through my late dad. Anytime my dad came to Lagos Lagos from PH we will visit her at Ebute Metta, she always sumptuously entertained us. She even bought a house opposite my family house in PH. For a while after my dad died I lost touch with her but then bumped into her in camp when serving in hospitality and we reestablished contact and kept in touch. She was always asking and sending gifts to my aged 85 Yr old mum.  She was always so active in hospitality organising uniforms, refreshments etc. She will surely be missed by all that knew her. We are confident that she has run her race and for we that are living let us diligently run our own race. 
Posted by Ukachi Bawo on June 20, 2021
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves memories no one can steal"
Will dearly miss you SISTAA, but live in the solace that not only did you die in the Lord but also that this last few months, you were filled with bso much joy and gratitude to God.
Adieu SISTAA
Your baby sister and last born
Mrs Ukay Bawo
Posted by Constance Wokoma on June 20, 2021
Wow.....a blow below the belt. Confused, my mind is running around with memories of how much in charge of any situation you always were. How quick you were to direct us to the path of truth in Christ and hard work, lacing it all with motherly love.....ofcourse your life is the example that we need. How do we even begin to come to terms with this? Lord, as family, as friends, we seek for your grace and direction and have no choice but to surrender to your will.

Mummy B, we can't fully express how much you will be missed. Our hearts are heavy but we choose to take consolation in the fact that you loved God and had a special relationship with Him. So if He has chosen to call you home then we must be in a place of complete surrender to His will not just for you but for us also.

Take your well deserved rest in His blossom as we pray for the fortitude to forge ahead asking for His mercy that we might meet again.

Adieu.........
Posted by Chinyere Mowoe on June 19, 2021
Sister Adanma as I grew up to know you, my Dearest senior cousin on my mother's side of the family.
My interactions with you are filled with sweet memories and that smile of yours.
As a medical student in Lagos in the 80s I occasionally visited you and it was filled with family love
You made my graduation memorable as you took the pains to make sure I got a professional photographer and also showed me the best Chinese restaurant to celebrate with family and friends after the ceremony.
You also created time to celebrate with me
Family love is the strongest anyone can give and have .
Life makes us drift apart but anytime we find ourselves together,that strong family love surfaces .
We both corresponded again not too far ago. And I had hoped to see you again.
But it was not to be .
May your soul rest in peace as you go to see your God with that beautiful smile of yours.

By Dr Chinyere Mowoe
Posted by Gm Kalu on June 19, 2021
Earth has no sorrow that heaven that can’t heal, and death being inevitable.
Your departing from this sinful world on 9-June-2021 is a misery to me as I never had of any sickness or fever on you, only yo hear that you are no more. You have a beautiful heart, humility and caring love to all and sundry during your life time. You always address and call me GM, now, am mourning and weeping very sorrowful.
May God almighty your creator grant your soul enternal rest.
We pray to God to give us the fortitude to bear the lost

Onwu AMA Enyi
Onwu Ama Onye-Ukwu
Ka ga-nke Oma-(Bridget)
 
           GM/Bridget Kalu(Your name sake)
Posted by Okwudili Daniels on June 19, 2021
Princess/sister, Your transition to Glory on 9th June 2021 is best captured with the quote from Princess Royal; "You know its going to happen but you are never trully ready".
Death o death! where are thy sting on the 10th March, 1989, you dealt us a below the belt punch whilst on 9th June 2021, you came with a soccer punch. I shudder to recall my prayer to the Almighty when Annie was called out on that day for the All Knowing God to avert the worst happening. I recall the smile and joy in you on the 5th of April when you were departing Okota for Satellite, having spent 6 months with us.
Sister, you did not only want your younger ones to succeed in life, when it was possible, you went out of your way to make it happen, the reason why I ended up in Shippers Council where I spent 24 years and 8 months, before retiring from service in 2018.
You lived an examplary life worthy of emulation. You were not only a peace maker in the family, you were also a bridge builder.
Who will call me to rejoice when Liverpool wins a match or complain when we lost?.
I am consoled by the fact that you are in a better place now.
Adieu, Rest in Peace till we meet to part know more.

Your big boy(as you fondly call me)
Posted by Stella Ofoegbu on June 19, 2021
Aunty Sis, it's really hard writing about you in the past. I had known you for over 15years, I think, but we never really got so close until the time you came to spend 6months with Okwus and family. I became your daughter, cook and friend. We bonded so well that we shared some little secrets. You never ceased to appreciate my little services to you.
You called me in the afternoon of 8th June 2021, the day before your demise, instructing me on what to do. But I'm afraid that good wish of yours for me, may never be accomplished as you were at the centre of it all.
I remember your jokes, including the ones about my cooking. You were a kind hearted and selfless mother. You welcomed all especially those from the household of faith.
I really miss you Aunty Sis, but no one can question the will of God. I'm however consoled by the fact you are in a better place, knowing you died a believer and true Christian.
Rest in peace Aunty Sis, till we meet to part no more.

Your Stesz.
Posted by Annette Daniels on June 19, 2021
   A Tribute to my dearest Sister-in-law
   turned sister and friend.

I never thought for a second that you would leave us so suddenly, it was shocking and devastating to see you in that state on that black Wednesday, 9th, June, 2021, but we totally submit to God's will. I thank God for the examplary life you lived as a Mother, sister, Aunty, Cousin, Grandmother, Mother in-law, Sister in-law and friend, Like no other. You were generous, kind, selfless, caring, hardworking, Strict disciplinarian yet loving, humble, so appreciative, peace maker, truthful, prudent and Godly.
A dignified woman of God who went out of her way to help her family and as many she came in contact with. It is a testament to your nature that she formed so many long lasting friendship over the years. You did not want to be a burden to anyone, were your words and so it was even till the very end of your life here on earth. My husband and I count ourselves previledged to have shared six months of out of the eight months of your last days in earth under one roof during which period we shared the good, bad and ugly. Good memories flood our hearts, you were so full of life with a lot of wit and charm, our role model, pace setter trailblazer and entrepreneur. There was never a dull moment with you around, so much joy and laughter. We thank God you lived a good life to the very end.
Aunty sis, my sister in-law turned sister and friend, confident and business partner, your demise has left a void that cannot be filled by anyone. You are forever in our hearts knowing you are in heaven with your maker. Sleep on Aunty sis!
Posted by Gloria Nzegwu on June 19, 2021
Mummy B as we all fondly call you was a Mother indeed ,a soul too sweet,a heart too caring.
I lack words,not a word of goodbye Mummy B!
Mummy B!!!! Mummy B!!!!!!.
How I will miss your words of encouragement, your love and care.
I have cried myself silly but my joy is in knowing you are not dead but lives On.
Rest in peace our French adorable Sophisticated and God fearing ageless icon.
We will forever miss you our Sweet Mummy B
How can we ever cope without you in the Camp hospitality Room.
Mummy fix it ,goodbye as we meet again on the resurrection morning.
Good night Mummy B until we meet again.
                  Chichi Obiagwu
Posted by Bolaji Akamo on June 19, 2021
MUMMY B , THANK FOR YOUR LOVE AND GOOD WORK .
Posted by Ebi Jarikre on June 19, 2021
Grief is the price we pay for love. HRM Queen Elizabeth


Writing a tribute for Mummy B has taken me through memory lane. I was first introduced to her at congress, 2009 by Pst. Lamide Balogun. I walked in wearing a pair of jeans and my backpack on, having just returned all the way from Awka, Anambra state (NYSC). Ours will turn out to be a journey of Ten years. The first few minutes meeting her I had already experienced her tongue, she questioned my hair and I assured her it will be covered. She gave me a t-shirt and asked me go change.

Today, I bid one of my teachers good bye. She was deligent, driven, dedicated, intelligent, not given to distractions, committed to her God, a woman of prayers (oh she could prayed and you could see the results all her round her), a loving mother not only to Nkem but to a lot of Pastors in and outside the Apapa family.

She was fondly called 'mummy logistics' of the Apapa family. A title she earned by her dedication to making sure every officiating minister got a HOT or COLD drink at congress NO MATTER what happened (a lot of things went wrong especially at 3km by 3km AUDITORIUM to stop this from happening). This process started weeks before the congress with several trips to The Redemption Camp from Satellite Town and to Lagos Island Markets and also Christ Church for meetings,  same routine every year, the human factor was always there. After a few years, I noticed she was the only one going to Lagos Island Markets by herself, so I volunteered to follow and assist her. So every December we were in the market buying things for the congress. There was an occasion we were done by a few minutes to 4pm, loaded the mini bus and I had to head to camp to drop all the things we bought, got camp at a few minutes to 7pm, offloaded all the drinks with the help of people around and started the journey back home. She was calling from time to time, to find out where I was. Around 8pm the driver dropped me off at Cele busstop on Apapa - Oshodi express way,  got home before 9pm. There were occasions that we finished so late that we had to take everything we bought to satellite town and then head out to Camp first thing next the morning.

She prayed for people. She was a woman of prayers, the problems beyond her she handed over to God. I've heard her pray for a lot of people over the years from Pst. Siju Iluyomade, Pst. Dolly, her friends, her relatives, Pastor Prof. and a lot of people. Her prayers weren't quiet, they were a cry to God for help.

She was a committed mother and celebrated every win of Nkem, from working at BBC, to doing his Fellowship at Harvard and his first day on BBC Africa. On Nkem's first day on BBC Africa news , we were at the congress. She had asked earlier how she will watch it, you know we have to be at the auditorium? I told her not to worry, when the time came, I took her to the African Missions office, into the conference room and changed the channel to the BBC and we watched as Nkem came on air across  the Continent. She was very excited and very thankful to God.


I want to use this opportunity to thank Pst. Siju for loving her, serving in RCCG can be quite demanding but when you are loved it makes it easier; Pst. Dolly for her kindness and generosity, she loved those perfumes and visits and sleeping over at Aguda house. Mummy Agi and Bukki, thank you for intervening on that Monday morning of the congress in 2018 by kneeling down on my behalf. Pst. Mrs. Morgan and Sis Chichi (Pst Mrs Chichi Obiagu) , her support system over the years, thank you ma.

I've had a few smiles remembering her while writing this. It was good journey with her, 10 years of serving under her. We didn't have a fight because of anything both of us did. We only had problems when people started telling her stories. Yet, I'm thankful for every moment of it.

In all of these, the God Almighty was there to protect, provide and preserve us. So I say a very big thank you to God.

Mummy B, I promise you, I'll stop doing nonsense... Lol.

Ebi Jarikre. ( Ebi J).
Posted by olabisi ruth on June 19, 2021
To a wonderful and caring soul Mummy B. Your Love, care and passion for me can't be quantified. You shared God's word with me on a daily basis. I waited for your morning prayer on that day but I didn't received it until I got the news that you have gone HOME!. Perfect rest My Mummy B you are forever loved good night ma.
Posted by Patience Ifeajuna on June 19, 2021
A true mother you were to me, giving motherly counsel whenever. I was shocked to learn of your departure to glory but what can I say? I know you are resting in the bosom of our creator having lived a good life of impartation on all and sundry .
You will be greatly missed my very own mummyB.
Posted by Temi Egbe on June 18, 2021
Dearest auntie B ,

I am still in shock but also have consolation that you are in a better place.
I was expecting and looking forward to seeing you in Britain this summer as discussed a few months before your passing away. We will miss you

You ran your race well
Adieu

My sincere condolences to the ANIYOKO ,OKIRIE,DANIELS and IFEJIKA families .

Rest in peace.

Temisan
Posted by Seiyefa Douglas on June 18, 2021
My dear Mama,
It was with shock that I received news of your passing last week. Shock because we had spoken a few days earlier and you were your usual energetic self with jokes and prayers as always. I will miss your laughter, your constant prayers, your words of advice and our long conversations about anything and everything.
I pray that our good Lord grants you peace and rest eternal…and comforts your immediate family and close friends.

Your son,
Douglas
Posted by Ngozi Ngwube Dilys556 on June 18, 2021
My dearest Cousin the vacuum you left in my life cannot be replaced by any one. Your special way of calling my name Dgoz’ will be missed . Your spiritual advice encouragement to my children and I will be cherished in our hearts forever. Forever smiling cousin no matter the problem always willing to help. Cousin Bee may our Lord and the host of Angels receive your gentle soul. No doubt you will be missed forever. Kachibo
Posted by Onuora Daniels on June 18, 2021
Sistaa – a loving sister, sister-in-law, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and auntie

Sistaa - Legend has it that you were with Nne when I was born and with that a special relationship developed that lasted over 60 years until your call to glory on June 9 2021

Sistaa – you are the second mother to your many siblings - My earliest memory of our special relationship was me accompanying Nne to visit you in Secondary school at Ibea Aku, arriving at night using kerosene lamp to drop off “goodies” we brought along for the visit

Sistaa the confidence builder - as a 13-year old I remember receiving a letter from you (you were still in France and I in FGC Sokoto) and one sentence in that letter - “Ony, no one is smarter than you”. This has been my foundation and remained with me for almost fifty years. The timelessness of that single, simple but deeply reinforced sentence continues through my children.

Sistaa – the very supportive sister- College years: when it was time to go to the university, plan was for me to proceed to the UK where all of our mother’s children were. I wanted to go to the US and true to form you understood and whole heartedly supported my preference. I remain eternally grateful for this crucial support.

Sistaa – the internationalist - serving 18 years at the Port Management Association of West and Central Africa comprising 20 countries from The Gambia to Angola.

Sistaa - A linguist fluent in English and French and seasoned Administrator

Sistaa – sister in a million:

Sistaa – the peacemaker – as the first daughter in a large family, carrying everyone along came naturally to you.

Sistaa - the Princess - royalty at birth and all through your life.

Sistaa – the Pastor - unabashed born-again Christian; a true and dedicated follower of Christ;

You were born a princess and died a Princess Pastor.

God grant your princely and spiritual soul eternal rest in His bosom, Amen

Onuora “Ony” Daniels
Posted by Onuora Daniels on June 18, 2021
To me, she was “Sistaa” and true “tour de force”. Always vivacious, always jovial and forever teasing me about my bad pidgin.

Little did I know on that day in 1989 when I went to train the staff at the Port Management Association, that my life would change forever. From the first time Sistaa met me, she treated me like a daughter (including always holding my hand and twisting my fingers). Eventually God’s plan (and hers) came to pass when I married Onuora in 1991. Sistaa was a formidable feature in our lives. She showered us with her love and support especially when we returned to Nigeria and our family began to grow. But she always kept me on my toes especially with my cooking, including scolding me for boiling corn with salt and cooking with very small shrimps. Sistaa loved her seafood! My last chat with her was about well-endowed “efo riro” I owed her. I had delivered as instructed but was waiting for the pictures. Sistaa had a strong fighting spirit and among many words of wisdom and advice she blessed me with, was the advice to learn from my bad bosses, how “not” to manage, so that when I become an “oga” I don’t make the same mistakes. This has been priceless wisdom in my career till this day. But without any doubt, what I will miss the most are Sistaa’s powerful prayers on our birthdays. You can always be sure that on your birthday Sistaa will be among the first to call and her prayer for you will be the longest, the most inspirational and the most uplifting words to exalt you on your special day and carry you for the year until her call on your next birthday. Sistaa’s faith and love of God was unwavering and permeated every aspect of her life and all she did. She served our Lord with a passion, commitment and love that is her legacy. And now she rests in His love among the angels where I have no doubt that she is already busy with prayers for her family.

Adieu Sis. Rest in Peace.
Ugochi Daniels
Posted by Obiageli Emelumadu on June 18, 2021
My darling sister B, I could not believe that saddening and sudden news about you.
But when we spoke over the phone a few weeks ago, you asked about my health (specifically my prevailing health challenge). You told me that you are praying for my restoration to good health. You even gave me some Psalms to pray along with you for my healing. Sis we are mere mortals! Only Him that sent each of us into this world knows the times and seasons to take us back and He did exactly that for you.
Sister B can i request for something from you now that you are ensconced gracefully like the Princess you are om His presence, tell Him all about us , individually and collectively. Ask Him to meet us at our points of Greatest Need for Him now and always. Sleep on Princess! Sleep on Ada Jesus till we join you and Heavenly Choir where we part no more. Amen.
Posted by Annie Okirie on June 18, 2021
Pastor Princess Brigitte Ifeyinwa Adanma Okirie, wasn't just mommy B to me. She was my dear aunty and a mother. Mommy as I called you,you thought me to be selfless, sacrificial,to love despite the discouraging talks you would get when you want to do something good for others. Thank you for allowing God use in giving me my second sitting waec( 2011 Nigerian Navy Secondary School Ojo Lagos). Thank you for the university degree in Oduduwa university ile-ife osun state ( Private). For all your efforts towards my siblings and I,thank you and we thank God for giving you to us. Sleep on dear aunty A.D,sleep on mommy B,sleep on mommy. I love and appreciate you even in our arguments you still tried. It's hard for us but we take solace in the LORD.
Posted by Dare Ogunyemi on June 18, 2021
Though I am still reeling from the sudden death of you ma Mummy B, I am humbled and touched by your interaction with everyone most especially during the Holy Ghost Congress. Throughly you are mother to all. Apapa family Hospitality team to ministers will really miss you ma. Rest on in the right hand of the Lord.
Posted by OMOIGBERALE RITA on June 18, 2021
Mummy B.
It was a great pleasure knowing and serving with you especially during Congress. You were always full of life and open-hearted. I was surprised at the depth of your commitment when you invited me to your house and I saw how far the place was from town, when I arrived.
You were strong and made it home strong. See you at the resurrection morning.
Indeed when we all get to heaven,
what a day of rejoicing that would be.
When we all see Jesus.
We will sing and shout the victory.
Posted by oduonyi bibama on June 17, 2021
To say I’ll miss you is an understatement. Serving with you during Congress was always an absolute pleasure. I know you are the One you loved. I’m rest assured that we will get to see again and o! what a joyful reunion that will be. Sleep on mummy. You are sorely missed this side of heaven
Posted by Olaitan Edokpolor on June 17, 2021
Mummy B; as I fondly call you; I cant believe it; you left just like that. God knows best. You had so much energy and passion for Kingdom work and a good heart too. You will be truly missed. Rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Ajibola Animashaun on June 17, 2021
Ma sun Ololufe, ko si ma simi
Gbori le aya Olugbala re
A fe o sugbon Jesu fe O ju
Sun re, Sun re, Sun re!!!

Thank You for All you were to Me.

A Mummy B with a Difference. A Woman with a Very large heart. Ever smiling, Ever cheerful. A woman of great impact. Your departure is a loss to us, but certainly a great gain to God. Till we meet at the river, where God's angels feet have trod, sleep on God's General!

Unforgettable, that's what you are....And forever more, that's how you'll stay......Much love, Always-Always!!!
Posted by oreoluwa oluwabiyi on June 17, 2021
My mummy has I always call you. You have always been there for me and my family in good times and rough.
We will remember you for been a mother to us. You have made me to serve God along side with you.
I remember your calls to me checking on us here in the North at the little time you can.
So sad to say good night but I have say it.
My second mother i love you but God loves you more.
Pastors Deji &Moyo Oluwabiyi
Posted by Olamide Blogun on June 17, 2021
I am lost for words. I have lost a gem and the only comfort is that she is at the feet of her maker.
Such a loving child of God so dedicated and diligent in all she did. Such a loyal friend and such a great sense of humour. I used to love to tease her. Such a sens of style. All the Congress and convention outfits.
Such an accountable and transparent soul. Her yes was her yes and her no her no.
Such a great Counsellor . I wish I had celebrated you more but I know you knew how I felt.
Sleep on in the bosom of the Lord
Olamide Balogun

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Posted by Doye Balogun on June 28, 2021
Darling Aunty Brigitte,

It's hard to believe you've passed on, but I'm grateful that God sent you to be such an integral part of our lives. Endless rides in the back of your Toyota Hilux, your naps in Ilorin Street after Sunday service, introducing us to Aunty Oge's world of food, allowing us to raid your house in Ebute Metta for all of Nkem's toys while he was away at BSL! Memories I will forever cherish. You treated us like one of your own. I was always so struck by you calling me in the UK from Nigeria on my birthday from time to time. And almost just as thrown when, the last time I saw you in Lagos, images of a person I had always considered one of football's more obscure personalities popped up on the TV and you launched into an analysis of Tony Pulis's record in the Premier League! Will miss you terribly, Aunty Brigitte. And your ever-warm and familiar embrace.

Doye

Posted by Ify Iyke-dim. on June 26, 2021
Mummy-mummy! Mama Nkem! Grandma B! Anyika's grandma. Ada Okirie! We've laid your body to rest on Thursday, but the whole event is still surreal to me. I still can't believe I won't get calls and hear your voice at the other end praying for me and end the call with "This is Pastor Princess Briggite Ada Okirie" followed by your boisterous loud laugh to which I'd hail you "Mummy-Mummy!" I find it hard to believe that I won't see you if I visit your home at Satellite town. You loved people, ina emeta Nwanne ofuma, and would totally pour yourself into anyone you called your own. I don't forget the many times you visited me with hot steaming Nsala soup when I had my babies or even when you called to warn me about a particular help I had at a time because the lady exhibited some worrisome traits when you visited (you weren't wrong at all, the lady actually had small "skoi-skoi" for head); I remember Onyii telling me how you followed her to Leeds when she was going for her Masters and helped her settle in and Abum told me when you visited her at Ikorodu all the way from one of your programmes at Epe. Infact, there was never a family event at Oba and Awka you didnt attend. You were sacrifice personified.
I'm NSPPDian today because of you....Ah!, but I failed you. I made you a promise that I couldn't keep because I got caught up with this noisy & busy hustle Lagos life , and it hurts now when I think of it. However I promise you this: the prayer points you gave me when you introduced NSPPD to me, I'll keep saying them till when God decides to answer in His time and in His own way. Rest well, Mummy-mummy, we'd surely meet again.
Posted by Eliezar Okirie on June 24, 2021
Big Sis
You often say “I would hate to be a burden to anyone”. You also always said “me I want to make heaven”; and you would frequently and quickly add that you pray that all of your brothers and sisters would also make it to heaven. That’s very note worthy.

I have been very deeply deeply saddened by your sudden exit since the news reached me. However, I have now received reassurance that you have indeed achieved your first top priorities - not to be a burden to anyone and to make it to heaven. That’s well played and to God be the glory. I join you in prayers that those of us that you have temporarily left behind will refocus and redouble our efforts in pursuing heavenly as opposed to worldly things as you had spectacularly done.

I’m proud of your legacy that you made your life here on earth count with great meaning and purpose. You impacted so positively on us your siblings and you encouraged family unity. You were always praying and interceding for people, financing them, helping them, supporting them, correcting them, inspiring them, encouraging them, influencing them, mentoring them, motivating them etc. Intriguingly you did these not only for your family but also for those unrelated to you, not least your Church family.

Big Sis, so I say very well done as you did it exactly how you wanted and God granted it to you - you ran a good race, you finished the race remarkably well and you have exited in your own grand style. I imagine you are smiling and even laughing so loud when you read and hear all the tributes from so many people whose lives you touched one way or the other of which I’m one of your beneficiaries. In particular you always wanted me to serve God and to have closer relationship with the Lord Jesus. I promised I’m doing so and I’m still work-in-progress.

Thank you for all you did for your family, the homeless, the helpless and the needy in communities and for the Church of God. Big Sis, I will continue to cherish the great memories that we shared together and for now I bid you adieu. With much love. 
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Shared by Chikodili Emelumadu on June 23, 2021
Mummy,

We planned your funeral before you died. I was supposed to wash your body, oil it and dress it. I told you I would confiscate your little yellow skirt and as it was any time I mentioned that skirt, you roared in laughter. I said "I'm going to put you in a boubou."

Mummy, this is nothing like we planned.

First of, how cold this tribute seems, coming from thousands of miles away. Secondly, how soon it all is. Too soon. Horribly soon. Nothing happened as we expected it to. It was me Akunne told the news to, me screaming and crying and your grandchildren so shocked, Eli weeping because I was, because they had never heard such ungodly sounds ripping out of my soul, Anyika trying to protect me from whatever was hurting, trying to force his sister to leave me, she clinging and shouting, he stressed and shouting. It was me, trying to lock them away, gasping for breath, trying not to scream, screaming anyway, calling Nkem to come, "Come back," I said "Your daughter needs you." The kind of lie that would move him to immediate action. 

It was me that had to break the news to Nkemakonam that you had left us. 

This was not at all like we planned. 

Mummy, I'm sorry I fed the children late that day. I know you would not approve. I could hear you in my head as I wept "My friend, feed these children now!" and I looked up and it was 9pm. Time flew. It has been two weeks as I denied the truth, accepted it, shied away from it, hated it, grew angry at everyone and everything, the planning, this tribute page. Time is still flying and you are not here. 

Mummy, what about us? I used to send my sister to you with her brood to keep you company, a placeholder until you could be surrounded by us. The magnificent house of my dreams, with a granny unit safely away from stairs. What is going to happen to the rocking chair? You're meant to sit in it and read stories to the children, watch Liverpool and the God channel. What are we supposed to do now? You left me the task of calling people, of sending out Nkemakonam's number to many, many people all so he could hear 'Ndo, sorry, pele.' Why? 

What about all the gisting? You said often "Chiko, you sabi tori." Have we finished? You said I was your daughter, not you daughter-in-law, so why are you not here for the mothering? For the prayers? The afang? The snails? Who is going to mock my Maltese rabbit stew or tapenade, who will say 'Obrigado' to me for everything? 

I cannot get Anyikamba to even look at this page, do you know? "I'll be too sad," he said. 

Thank God for Christmas 2019. Thank God you grew closer to the children in the past year, despite all its hardships and the work, work, work on my end, thank you for seeing me, for praying for me, for laughing with me. Thank you for being my Mummy B. I can only pray that when it is my turn, I can be as loving, as generous and kind a mother-in-law as you, active in my love, never forgetting birthdays, events, or people. I never hid my mind from you, no matter how unpalatable and that is because you made of yourself a safe space. 

You taught me that one should always make time for the people one loves and I will always be grateful for that. 

For now, I shall practice mourning like one who has hope because I do. Mummy, you ran your race and have reached your destination. Rejoice and rest in peace. 


ALWAYS IN OUR HEART

Shared by Josephine Aluko on June 17, 2021
Our dearest Mummy B as you were popularly called, you were a dedicated daughter of the Most High, serving deligently in His vineyard in all capacity. I remember each time a program comes up at the Province and Region, you always made it a point of duty that everyone is okay, especially those of us in the prayer unit.
What about the Convention and Congress, you always gave your all.
I admired you a lot, you were a blessing to this generation.
May God grant you rest and reward all your labour in His vineyard. The Church will surely miss you Ma.
May the comfort of the LORD fill us all, especially your family.