ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mrs Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE FROM NAA AMERLEY KUELEY, NII AMARTEY PERKINS, NII AMARTEI LIXO AND LADY SYL TO OUR BELOVED MOTHER.

"The righteous man perishes and no one lays it to heart, devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death. Isaiah 57:1

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart are firm and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death” Leonardo da Vinci

If indeed death is inevitable and will surely visit every soul, why do we mourn and grow weary when it visits? Is it the timing of the visit or the person it visits? Indeed, we have witnessed a lot of people depart to the other world, but the passing of our mum has given us a different perspective and meaning to death. Although our hearts are filled with grief and sorrow, we are not overwhelmed with sadness, we are rather encouraged to pay glowing tribute to the BEST MOTHER that ever lived.

We will forever be grateful to the Lord for blessing us with such an amazing and priceless soul whose definition of motherhood went beyond human’s imagination and expectation. Maa, you were selfless from the very day we knew you and remained same till your demise. Placing our needs, troubles and concerns ahead of your treasures and comfort was always your priority. You stood behind us through thick and thin, unwavering and firm as a pillar. You were vilified, chastised and sometimes denied certain privileges in life for our sake but you stood your grounds, endured the humiliation and suffering for our sake.

Mummy denied herself basic necessities in life and raised us to where we are now and until her demise was still contributing meaningfully into our lives. You loved us more than you loved yourself and that was portrayed in several ways. You sacrificed your all to the extent that you disposed of valuable and personal belongings to ensure we kept going, had great health and the best of education.

Life became challenging economically due to circumstances in which you found yourself but your hard work and industrious nature saw us through. You were a typical example of a person described as “jack of all trades”. What didn’t you trade in? You were a small-scale baker at your prime but you took to petty trading for our sake. You technically traded in every commodity under the sun albeit on a small scale. From the sale of home-used clothes, through the sale of oranges, cassava, plantain, sugarcane, fowl, fabric etc. to make ends meet.

As early at 2.00 am mum will head towards Bawjiase to buy food stuffs to bring home to sell. We cannot forget the frying and selling of akpiti in the evenings at the Darkuman night market, neither can we forget our joining you at Makola in the afternoons after school to support the sale of uncooked rice and sugar in bowls at the Makola market and closing the day with the sale of biscuits to passengers on board buses at the Makola bus terminal late afternoons. Those were challenging times but you ran the race mummy and won it gracefully, we say Congratulations mummy and Ayekooo. Challenging as they were, these experiences we shared with you shaped our lives and we say thank you mother Elizabeth.

Colleagues, friends and loved ones see us today and commend us in many aspects of our lives especially our dedication and commitment to work, we are proud to announce that it is all but for the selfless effort of one woman who contributed immensely into our fabric as humans.

Despite the many challenges and your meagre income, our education was of utmost priority to you, indeed there were bumps and delays along the way but you ensured all four of us had appreciable level of education at least to tertiary level. To your honor you raised a chartered accountant, a chartered banker, a highly successful entrepreneur and a chartered insurer.

We witnessed the disposal of your personal effects and properties for the sake of our well-being and education, yes, some friends and family members branded you as wasteful and overprotective but you never looked back neither were you perturbed, you gave it all for our sake. Mummy again we say shidaa aha bo. How can we forget your regular visits to our respective secondary schools and establishing strong bonds and cordial relationship with our tutors for extra tuition and great care? Your visits were never complete without special meals to feed our colleagues and friends.

In times where we felt reluctant to ask because of your financial position, you managed to glean from our mates and teachers and provided the basic learning materials. We remember clearly the photocopies you carried along to Commonwealth Hall and Volta Hall very early in the mornings before we went for lectures.

You took interest in our social life, always eager to know and meet our friends who you accepted wholeheartedly into your home. You considered our best friends your own and showed them great love anytime they came around. There is no close friend of ours who hasn’t felt your benevolence and love. Your demise struck like a thunderbolt and some are still in a state of shock.

A remarkable woman of varied parts, you imparted so many attributes into us. Mummy you brought us up diligently in the Lord. You dare not skip Sunday school in Naa Densua’s home. Attending Sunday school is non-negotiable and you dare skip at your own risk, you will surely have some stones thrown at you and hefty knocks on your head. Woe betides you if Uncle Sammy Charway came to report your absence at Sunday school or challenges in reciting assigned bible scriptures.

We traversed Official-Town to Odorkor Presby for Sunday School every Sunday morning until we switched to North Darkuman Presby. You encouraged us to participate in church activities and to play roles in various groups. Mummy we thank you for leading us to the Lord very early on in our lives. 

To remain disciplined and respecting the elderly at all times were core subjects at home. You dare not engage the elderly in a conversation without your hands crossed at your back and interspersing your sentences with “please or kindly”. Maa will not take kindly to that and just an eye contact will get you to quickly rephrase your sentence.

You built in us a sense of purpose at all times, seriousness in life and not to attend events or meetings late. You abhorred laziness and made us understand that it takes hard work to be successful in life and success is more about how you impact others, showing them love and assisting when the need arises.

You gave us a different dimension of the old adage “in unity lies strength”. You identified the strengths and weaknesses of all four of us and made sure we complemented each other. You taught us to be supportive of each other, be concerned about the wellbeing of each other, sacrifice for each other and to pray for each other and these attributes you sowed in us regularly. You were always fair, frank and forthright when we met as a family, pointing out each person’s flaws, critiquing certain behaviors and actions you have identified and immediately offering suggestions and answers.

These principles have made us more united than ever and underplayed our individual shortfalls and weaknesses. Indeed, you began sowing this same philosophy into your grannies and it’s a delight to hear them on phone checking up on each other. Naa Densua has always believed in the “us” principle rather than the “I” philosophy. It is for this reason that we are very close and always move in unison. Mama Lizzie, we never had a second mother to benchmark, but arguably you are the Best Mum Ever.

Nyɛ Awo Kpakpa, we enjoyed you to the fullest, even as adults, you cared more for our children than we did. You operated a specialized creche at your home purposely for your grannies and you ensured they all experienced the “Naa Densua early childhood training and love”. This made you connect in a very special way to all your grannies, as balanced and fair as you were, you made time within your busy schedule to travel to the UK to do same for Amartei’s children.

It was such a joy to see videos of your Scottish grannies gather around for morning and evening devotion and attempting to sing Presby Hymnals in Ga which sounded funny, but today morning devotion before heading to school has become part of their lives. On occasions where we get caught up in late meetings at work, you will carry your grannies to your Women’s Fellowship meetings to while away the time and to make them further appreciate service to God, this earned Nii Adjeadu an “un-officio” member of the Women’s Fellowship. This was priceless as it eased the pressure of who handles your children whilst at work.

Friends and colleagues considered us as blessed.
You supported us every step of the way in our married lives, you stood by us through the good and bad times and our spouses always highlighted how blessed they were to have you as a mother in-law. You viewed them more from the angle of a biological child rather than an in-law and we believed that strengthened the bond and made you shower so much love on them.

You accorded them the needed respect, space and showed up at their extended family events with your goodies as always, offered the needed advice and support. This made them endear to their families and receive maximum appreciation from all. For the first time in many years, Felicity celebrated her birthday without the night before birthday prayer and asking what she wanted for breakfast and lunch to share with her colleagues at work. Mum you did all these for our sake.

Again, we say Ayekoo Nyɛ Awo Kpakpa.
Most of your friends and acquaintances commended us for showing you so much love, but deep down in our hearts we couldn’t have recompensed mummy for all she did for us. You were absolutely phenomenal and irreplaceable.

Maa Ofee heeko

Our hearts are broken but we celebrate your transition
Mummy you will forever remain in our hearts.
Nyɛ Awo Kpakpa, namo aana

Until we meet again we say Rest Well Naa Densua
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
A LETTER TO MY DEAREST MOTHER BY AMERLEY KUELEY

Church of Christ, Hymn 287

Trials dark on every hand and we cannot understand
All the ways that God would lead us to that blessed Promised Land;
But He’ll guide us with His eye and we’ll follow till we die;
We will understand it better by and by.

Chorus
By and by, when the morning comes.
When the saints of God are gathered home,
We will tell the story how we’ve overcome;
We will understand it better by and by.

I have buried myself in deep thoughts over the last few weeks in an attempt to best describe you and express your worth. The most appropriate adjective to best describe you are your ACTIONS. You loved and lived selflessly, you impacted society with your wise sayings and your faith in God remained unshakeable till your last breath on earth. Your spirit of re-assurance and belief in God in every situation will forever remain with me and my siblings.

Entrepreneurial

During one of our dire challenging times when mummy was taken ill and hospitalized, she managed to provide us with a one bag of flour and urged me and my three siblings to turn it around in the baking business. We worked so hard to build some capital out of it and on her return,we were working with ten bags of flour. A clear manifestation of her entrepreneurial skill she impacted on me and an innovative way in welcoming me into the catering business.

Education

My mum ensured I obtained the best in education and helped in shaping my career. After my “O” Levels, situations staring at the family suggested I wasn’t going to enter into sixth form, but mummy kept assuring me that I will make progress in spite of the odds, she did so not only by words of encouragement but also, through her actions. She fought tooth and nail to place me in Accra Academy for my sixth form to pursue by Business Program. When I thought Sixth form was the end due to a worsening situation, mummy came through again providing and urging me on to further my studies to the tertiary and professional level. 

Whenever I pass my professional exam with flying colours, she will host me to surprise parties just to express how proud she was of my achievement. She played the role of a mother and grandmother to my children and shared in my worries throughout my professional course moments. Mummy, I wouldn’t have come this far in my education and professional career without your unflinching support and guidance. You were indeed my best friend.

Speaking of my children, my mother was always present at the maternity unit anytime I was in labor and due to give birth. She will pray with me and offer me loads of physical and moral support, she was simply my all-time heroine. She was indeed a stalwart in the upbringing of my children, providing all their needs before I got to know.

She led me to Christ and made sure I found peace in the Lord, by inculcating a habit of everyone going to church on Sundays in her home and teaching me the word of God. She did her best to set a true Christian woman lifestyle as an example for me to follow.

She remains the best mum ever and her memories shall forever stay in my heart.

Rest peacefully in the Lord My best friend.

- Amerley Kueley
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE FROM LIXO

For all I am, for all that I have, for all that I ever hope to be, I owe it to my mum. Mum, believed in me when no one else did. Mum knew the future was looking good when I did not believe this myself. Mum prepared me for the challenges of life ahead of me.

She instilled in me all the necessary tools I needed to face this challenging world with. Mum taught me how to adapt to any situation I found myself in, in any part of the world.

We thank you for spending your final years with us in Scotland, that was special and we will hold those memories dearly. We do not feel cheated by your demise at all but rather happier and joyful for your life here on earth is well done.

Mum rest in peace. We love you.
Felix
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
LETTER TO MY MUM BY LADY SYL

Dear Mum,

When peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
“It is well, it is well with my soul.”

Sylvia, be still and know that I am God (mum, 05.02.2021). Syl, we serve a great God, all will be well (mum, 06.02.2021). Mum is dead (Eddie, 07.02.2021). How do I accept this story? Mum, I compelled my siblings to accompany me to see you at the morgue to confirm their report and there you were sleeping beautifully. I went on further to engage the nurse we pleaded with to ensure you were okay during the night, to confirm what actually happened whilst we were away but all that didn’t bring back my friend.

It has always been a blessing to be born and raised by you but it is an honour to be your last born. I was  untouchable by my siblings and anyone else. I enjoyed several privileges. Even after age 18, whenever I fell ill, dad will vacate his bed for me and sit up all through the night listening to his gramophone whilst you kept your hand on me all through the night. I still wonder how your hand remained on me till morning. Thank you for loving and caring for me in a special way.

You were a beautiful soul, mum, an angel in a human form, a rare Gem. Nanehenyo, you taught me the ways of the Lord- to be prayerful, to be truthful, to be respectful, to be humble, to be kind, to be caring, to be peace-loving, to be loving, to remain beautiful inside and out, to stand for my rights and not to encourage being taken advantage of. You did not condone indiscipline but corrected my faults and loved me sacrificially.
You lived by example and exhibited these tenets to the latter. Hence, practicing them wasn’t challenging at all.

I still remember on the 6th of February, a day prior to your demise, at the hospital you asked your roommates to have some of your cream crackers if they felt hungry. Even ill health couldn’t restrain you from being kind and sharing with strangers.

My anchor, my shield, my support, my counsel, my confidant, my bible study partner, my cheer leader, my culinary coach, my mum, my mother, my true friend you are sorely missed!

I am glad I slept over when the opportunity presented itself in January. That hadn’t happened since Jeanelle was born. On that night, we had a lengthy chat till 11pm when I fell asleep. I woke up at 2am and found you sitting up so we continued chatting till morning. What a blessed and a memorable night.

You did everything possible with the help of God to bring out the best in me, mum. I acknowledge as a child I was quiet but very difficult to manage yet, you never gave up on me. I still remember the many personalized prayers you said for me whenever we prayed as a nuclear family, they never went in vain and I am glad you lived to witness and confess it. Even when we had little, I lacked nothing and it was because you did not want me to get negatively influenced in this evil world.

I still remember how you drew my attention to Delali and his likely interest in me. “No placard, no signboard” was my welcome address whenever I arrived home from work in Delali’s company. Thanks mum for loving me and all that concerns me. From my christian life, through my education, my moral life, my career life and my marital life. My children were your joy and pride.

You showed them lots of love, you supported their school activities and cheered them on at the least performance, played with them, sang with them, danced with them, prepared their favourite meals for them and showered them with so many gifts. “Mum, please take us to grandma” was one of the commonest sayings in my house. That wasn’t surprising at all, as you will always say “kpaako ni inabii”

The formula must definitely change for the equation to hold but the equation will surely remain because our God happens to be the equal to sign and I know He will ensure all things work together for my good.
The most difficult thing I have tried to do these few months is to attempt living without you and that has been extremely difficult so I have resolved to keep you in my heart where you are very much alive. I have a lot to share with you, mum, we have a lot to laugh about but God knows best.

Sleep on my mum, sleep on my friend. Your memories are all I am left with and I will forever cherish and hold dear until we meet on the beautiful shore. Sleep on my Queen.

Love you Always
Lady Syl
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
A TRIBUTE TO OUR GRANDMOTHER

Grandmothers are very special people in the lives of their grandchildren and ours was no exception. She was always cheerful, loving, and very unique. She was a very dynamic person who used to dance with us, tell us stories, sing for us and give us good advice. Grandma will easily get worried if one of us fell ill or got in trouble for something we did wrong. She taught all of us the word of God, prayed with us and encouraged us to be active in serving the Lord. You can easily be misled to think she was our parent basically.

“You don’t really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.” – Albert Einstein

Whenever we had any issues with our parents or school, grandma always knew exactly what to do to help. She would sometimes even go to the extent of scolding our parents or funding our plans herself. Maa was the best person to run to when there was any trouble and the first person to straighten us when we go wrong. If our lives were to be a movie, she would’ve been the main character.

“Grandmothers always have time to talk and make you feel special.” – Catherine Pulsifer

We believe that God knows best and has sent angels to come for her and so she lives on. So, from these trying days onward, she will continue to be our guide from heaven. It is very hard, sometimes to wake up and realize that, we would not be seeing you anymore. We will not be able to eat those sweet delicacies you cook and bake for us. You are now living only in our memories and our hearts and we will hold you dearly. Grandma do not worry about us because you left us with a God who never fails. We love you, thank you and God bless you, for everything you have done for us.

Being the world greatest grandmother for you was very easy to achieve. With your loving, kind and understanding ways, your big heart and ever listening ears, with your compassionate and tender care, who could ask for more from a grandmother?

We pray that the almighty strengthens us to use all that she has taught us, to rebuild ourselves and make you proud. Maa otsunii agbenɛɛ esani oyajɔɔohe. Yaawɔ ojogbaa kɛyashi beni wɔkɛbobaakpe yɛnwɛi mantsɛyelilɛ. From your grandchildren, OgaBengy (Benjamin), Ewura/ Sylvia (Diana), Handsome/Bro Nana (Isaac), ArmaaArmaa (Shawn), Papa (Delassi), Naa (Ainsleigh), your Bukom boy Adjeadu (Jayden), Maa Michelle, FeliFeli (Phylicia), Amerley (Jewel), NiiArmah (Baby Andrew), OoooJeanelle and Adjeadu Scotland (Jonas).

A message from Ewura“My grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher and a little bit best friend”- Unknown

I have to agree with this unknown author and I believe my grandmother really played many roles in every stage of my life and still does. Here is a summarized account of some of the roles she played and the stages.
The very first stage of my life, this stage began from when I was born till the time I completed nursery school. My grandmother was like my second mother. I was usually spotted on her laps or standing not so far from her.

I must add that I enjoyed a lot of privileges in this stage because I was her first and only granddaughter. She and Grandpa of blessed memory made me feel very special on birthdays and on normal days, I never lacked anything. I am really grateful to them for these roles they played in that stage of my life.
From the time I began and ended lower primary school, class four and five excluded, my second stage occurred. She became a disciplinarian, teacher, advocate and much more or basically the usual second mother role.

I remember an incident that took place during this time period that can summarize all these roles. My brothers and I were playing police and thief with bicycles at her residence. I wanted to pull a surprise on them, so I climbed up a heap of cement blocks and jumped from the top as they were approaching. Unfortunately, my landing skills were bad and my right leg scratched both the bicycle and the floor. I quickly got up and told them not to tell grandma. I walked right past her and she knew I had hurt myself, she quickly assessed my leg and I was sent to Korle-Bu Accident Centre. When I got home all she said was ojieeɔshitsɔ, kpayoojibo, (to wits, you’re too adventurous at play, stop it because you are a lady).After her comment, my mum did not scold me and peace prevailed. So, you see the kind of woman she was to me.

The day I was in class four to the day I completed Junior High School, my relationship with her developed massively because she had now become my closest friend, father and mother. She will always give me advice, crack some jokes to make me laugh, ensured I did not play around with my books and most importantly, loved me despite my flaws.

From the end of my Junior High School education through Senior High School till I began my university life, a lot of people began to assume that she was my parent / guardian. Just like I always painted her to be in my mind and due to her actions towards me. She’s the best person to confide in about all the deepest matters of life and any secrets. She can and will help voluntarily in any way she deems fit. If she can’t help, she will fervently pray with you and for you. My grandmother forgives all wrongdoings towards her and tries to recall them no more. A very powerful christian woman, who motivated me to build a personal relationship with God.

She recently started planning my wedding and advising me on how a person seeking marriage should behave. I believe that she was an Elijah in our midst and God has sent angels to come for her and so she lives on. So, from the day she passed away till the day I will eventually pass away, she will continue to be my role model and mother in all the other stages in life. I will try my best to follow all the guidelines she has set for me to live a fulfilling life and make her proud of the lady I will be.

Through all the changing scenes of life, in joy or and in pain the praises of my God shall still my heart and tongue employ. So yes, I’ll praise my maker while I have breath for the seventy-two years of life that He graciously gave to her and the wonderful two decades, I spent with her. Grandma in the previous years, you requested that when you pass on, I should write you a beautiful tribute. I hope I have fulfilled that and I pray to God that you do not carry the burden of worrying about me in heaven. May your soul rest easily in the utmost perfection of the word peace.

Thank you and God bless your beautiful soul, love Ewura (kaa worry).
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET – FROM MRS. FELICITY AFORKOR COMMEY

A light from my life has gone off. A voice I love is still, a place is vacant within my heart and may never be filled.
Maa as I call her was a bouquet of beautiful memories.
I first met my mother-in-law in November 1999 when Eddie, then my friend had invited me to fellowship with him at the Lighthouse Chapel Korle Gonno. Maa and I fell in love at first sight.

She gave me a very warm reception from day one and it remained so till 7th February 2021. She loved me with the same love she had for Edward. She was very proud and fond of us especially the grannies. She had special relationship with all of them.

Maa just did not love me, but she loved my entire family. She made sure she went with me to any family activity or function at Nungua and always made her presence was felt. She had an outstanding relationship with my mum and siblings. Maa will cook and send to my mum without my knowledge and will only get to know when my mum calls and ask me to thank her. As I bid you farewell today, I still have loads of your food in the refrigerator.

Maa, Shawn and Jayden are waiting for grandma’s special jollof and chicken. They are waiting for you to pick them to Ci Gusta for ice cream together with their cousins

Christian High School mates of Shawn and his cousin Nana eagerly await your weekend visits to enjoy their favorite meals. The Alpha Beta school mates and teachers of Jayden will never forget grandma’s pastries on “Our days” 
Maa was the only grandma I had known that would ask of the number of pupil or students in a class when it was “OUR DAY” for the grannies. She would package pastries for the entire class including the tutors.

For the first time my sister Ellen travelled back to the States without pastries in her luggage. I also did not receive a phone call on the eve of my birthday asking for my preferred menu to be shared with colleagues and friends at work. My office colleagues did not get to enjoy your pastries and assorted food this time around. Maa who will provide my family and colleagues at work the special croissant, cakes and bread at Christmas.

What should we tell our friends come Homowo?? Who shall host the Kpokpoi party for our friends, office colleagues and loved ones??
Where is our most faithful and committed cheer leader in all our endeavors? Where can we find her? Who is going to lead the celebrations and who would be leading the annual thanksgiving activities? As grateful as she was, she celebrated every progress and thanked God not in private. We often join her to the Rev. Max DoduPresby Church to thank the Lord for mile stones achieved by any family member.

For the 22 years that I have known my mother-in-law, this is how I can describe her

She was full of love, wisdom and enjoyed the work of God
She was selfless and generous to fault
She was a unifier and a good counsellor to both the great and small
She was a friend to both the young and old.
Indeed, it is not what we have in life, but who we have in our lives that matters. I have truly lost a priceless mother-in-law.
Maa, rest well and be our guardian angel till we meet again.
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MRS. ELIZABETH TETTEH – FROM MELISA COMMEY, FORFAR, SCOTLAND 

I met my husband Mark in a very small community in Scotland called Forfar in August 2006, after a short time, Mark introduced me to his parents via telephone both of which sounded lovely and full of joy, singing and praising for us on the telephone. Myself and Elizabeth created a bond straight away. Although Elizabeth had not met me she always assured me of how special she perceived me, sent me beautiful gifts, gave me the soundest advice, even hand-picked and approved my engagement ring with love.

When the time came to get married Elizabeth cancelled her life changing surgery and hopped on the first available flight to Forfar, Scotland. She wasn’t missing her son’s wedding for anything in the world, this was my first-time meeting Elizabeth in person, I remember it being such a joyous moment, bearing in mind this was the first time she had met me, also the first time she met her grandbaby Ainsleigh (Naa – Densua Commey). Elizabeth who had also not seen her son for some time was full of joy, singing, dancing and praising God and tried carrying me on her back. Elizabeth told us that when she saw the 3 of us all her aches and pains had vanished.

I learned from my new mother-in-law very quickly that you should never be ashamed of your faith in God and to always talk to Him on a daily basis, thank Him,lay your burdens down for Him, love Him unconditionally and most importantly trust in Him and all will be well. I instantly became more comfortable to be marrying her son as I knew he came from a great and respectable family.

On the 2-week run up to the big day (7/2/2009) Elizabeth was baking on a daily basis just to make sure there was enough delicious food to cater for all our wedding guests.

Having Elizabeth here for our big day made a beautiful day complete.
I love Elizabeth so much. Her laughter & smile were so infectious, she always lit up the room with her beauty and elegance.

Whenever I had a small grievance with my husband she never picked a side, she would rather set us both back on track with humble advice, reminded us frequently how blessed we were, anytime any of us travelled to Ghana, Elizabeth was always the first family member to be waiting to receive us at the airport with open arms, making our stay in Ghana very comfortable, and also hosted my dad, Andrew very well. Elizabeth always laughed uncontrollably at his silly jokes, arranged lots of fun activities for us all and all the grandchildren both in Scotland and in Ghana, trips to the seaside, out for nice meals and suchlike.

Elizabeth was here just last year for her usual visit, there was something different about this time. Our bible studies became a daily affair with the children having so much fun, singing and dancing to the glory of God. Some friends even joined in on our bible sessions with grandma and had great experienced with the Lord. Certain events that happened during her last visit now makes sense to us that this was her final farewell visit. How painful it is to know now!

How can your passing be true? Is a question that is neither right or wrong but is perfect in Gods eyes!
Grandma we miss you more than any words can ever explain, thank you for being my number 1 supporter at all times, taking me under your wing and for helping mold me into the best version I can be of myself and always try to do better in everything I do, I will cherish all my memories with you and keep you close to my heart.

Rest peacefully my beautiful best friend
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE BY DELALI KUMAGA TO MRS. ELIZABETH TETTEH

“If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord” Romans 14:8

The year 2021 began like any other year, little did we know that in February, grief, shock and tears were soon to follow. It is a fact that no one lives forever but we did not know this day would come so soon.

Maa, as she was fondly called by all of us served God with dedication, she was extremely generous, jovial, sweet, peace-loving and a wonderful mother to all of us. Maa always welcomed me into her home and after the welcome formalities the next concern was to find something for me to eat. Her house was called “food house” by my parents and siblings because you will never enter and leave hungry.

Even if you don’t eat you will have some takeaway packs to go with, be it bread, waakye, jollof among other delicious dishes.
I will not forget when she surprised me on my 45th birthday by delivering several packs of food to my office to enjoy with my office colleagues. My colleagues were very appreciative and insisted they speak to her just to thank my super mother-in-law. In addition, she always buys me gifts whenever she travels, even after her demise I received gifts and was told she instructed it was given to me before her unfortunate demise.

She was always willing and ready to assist in any way she could whenever there was a family program- be it weddings, naming ceremonies and funerals. On occasions where she could not make it she will always send a delegation with a gargantuan gift to represent her.

She was always ready to assist with the children whiles we went to work or even had to travel for days and the kids always love to go to grandma.
Maa was always very appreciative of the little things you do for her and she will always encourage me and cheer me on for every little achievement.
Although I am saddened by your sudden demise, I believe you are resting peacefully in the bosom of the Lord. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” Revelation 21:4

Maa, rest in peace
Maa, yaawo odzogbaa
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE BY COUSINS

It is sad when a Good Sister passes on. Though death is an inevitable phase in life that everyone will experience, the gap left behind can never be filled. The news of the death of our dear Sister sent waves of shock, sadness and disbelief to the entire family. We are perplexed and do not understand her sudden demise, but we pray that God in His mercy will redesign our lives and help us to adapt to this occurrence.

We knew Lizzy (as we affectionately called her) to be full of life, vigour and joy. Naa Densua was a result-oriented person, very caring, a great teacher and family organizer. The great seeds you have sown in the family will grow and bear good fruits to nourish the family in the years to come. Your leadership qualities will be missed by all and sundry.

Lizzy, we thank God for your life, work and contribution to mankind while you were with us. The lovely thoughts of you will forever be cherished and remain with us.

We take consolation in the fact that, you are in transition to be with your Maker and that, one day we shall meet again in Glory.

Nyɛmi kpakpa
Wɔhie kpaŋonɔ
Yaawɔ jogbaa
Okɛ bua gboeba kawɔ tenŋ ni wɔniɛ kpanŋnɔ da
Yaawɔ, yaawɔ, yaawɔ
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
EPISTLE FROM STAFF OF LIZYTET BAKERY TO OUR MOST TREASURED MUM AND CEO

Good people die every day but not all of them make obvious their goodness in humanity, nurturing and leadership the way Maa did. Maa left us last February and left us a legacy of positive experiences and lessons for anyone who took time to know and live with her.

Maa chose to nurture, work and live with us not because of the great returns we brought her but rather her passion and love for serving the public. Maa Lizzy you lived and you loved all unconditionally without discrimination. You knew us from nowhere but decided to take us in, provide us with food, shelter, clothing, quality healthcare, education, training and many many more.

Mrs. Tetteh loved us individually and was always willing to work hard to ensure we were spiritually, physically, emotionally, morally and skilfully sound. Maa’s humanity extended to our families, friends and anyone else who knew her from our inner circle. People liked Maa. Maa was easy to know and easy to relate with. Simply mum was an open book. Our family was her family and she took great care of them as well. Her benevolence went as far as to our villages.
Our marriage was Mrs Tetteh’s delight and pride.

Maa will do everything possible to ensure the ceremony turns out beautiful. Before the marriage ceremony, we will receive a grand send-off ceremony at Lizzytet catering services, where Maa will provide us with all the basic essentials to start life with in the presence of our family, friends and church members. Where it becomes necessary for our traditional ceremony to take place in our respective villages, mum will arrange a full escort, assorted food, drinks, transportation and many many more to ensure we lacked nothing whilst in the village.

We all thought we knew Maa but now we know that we would have loved to have known her even better and had her stay around longer.
Maa Densua Nyonmo ajorbo yehe feehe ni oyor ni eha bo hejole.
Amen!
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE FROM JWL NANKA-BRUCE

We thank the Lord for blessing this family with such a precious a gift. Naa Densua was a gift from the Lord and we appreciated her and still do for the support she provided the family. We deemed her as a beacon of light and hope and we prayed to almighty God to grant her eternal rest. She touched the family to the core and the roles she played at events were matchless. Not only did she support the family but did so wholeheartedly. We considered her council at family events as dear and priceless and we thank the lord for gifting us with such a person.

You never came out of her home without solution to the problem or challenge you went to discuss, if for nothing at all, she will provide you with comforting words which will be soothing to your ears. Her yes was always yes, she wouldn’t promise and disappoint, what a blessing we had in you Maa Lizzie.

Naa Densua, we saw you as the mother to the entire family and not only a mere mother but one we relied upon in times of needs. May our forefathers welcome you wholeheartedly in the other world and may they continue to bless your children to continue with your good works.
“tswa ne omanye aba”
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE TO THE LATE ELIZABETH NAA DENSUA TETTEH – BY THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GHANA, MAX DODU MEMORIAL CONGREGATION – LARTEBIOKORSHIE

“If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord” Romans 14:8

It is with great sadness that our Church mourns the death of one of its most widely and highly respected leaders, Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh. In the course of her service to the church which spanned over forty years, she was a mother, a friend, a mentor, a preacher, a presbyter, a counsellor, a patron, a giver and a helper to all and more than any other attribute, she walked with God. No matter the order of service to which she was called, the office she held, or the title she bore, the most distinguishing mark of her service was friendship, dedication and selflessness.

As a devoted and devout Christian, she displayed an exceptional interest and love for the things of God. She served as Women’s Fellowship President, Patron of the Church Choir, Senior Presbyter, among others. She endeared herself to the tenets and constitution of the church and moved on to eternity while serving as a Presbyter of the church.

None of us will ever forget her pleasant demeanour and welcoming voice that made one feel at home with her. None of us will forget those moments when her eyes danced with delight over someone’s happiness or great accomplishment. Nor will we forget those moments when her eyes welled up with tears over the great pain or grief someone was bearing. We will not forget the many times she gave unconditionally even before she was asked. The encouragement, the advice, the support, the admonishing, these are the experiences she left in our hearts.

She loved her hymns. We will never forget seeing her head lifted in song as her favourite hymns are sung, particularly PH 451 “Aha mi gbƐnaako, nimawo Nyↄŋmↄ daa, nimahere misusuma ni gboŋlƐyiwala. Ni mas’mↄ gbↄmƐihu magbemitsƐmↄ naa; ha mikƐmihewalƐ fƐƐ afee gbƐnaanƐƐ kwraa!”.

Mrs. Tetteh, in your handshake and an embrace, we all experienced something of the fullness of Christ’s love for us all. You single-handedly sponsored the annual flower service of the children service and your reception, refreshments and interactions with the children will forever be missed. The Junior Youth will not forget the many times you gifted them food, drink and pastries. The YPG will not forget your support in cash and kind. You were one of the key people that has supported and contributed to the growth of YAF since its inception. The choir has lost a pillar.

The Women’s Fellowship will miss your leadership and assistance. You were more than a member of the Men’s Fellowship with your continuous efforts at seeing the group grow. There is hardly any person in the congregation who has not benefited from your kind heart and benevolence.

Indeed, your death is an irreparable loss to all of us which has created a vacuum for the family and in our hearts. During this difficult period of great loss and grief, we wish to express profound condolences to the entire bereaved family of our dearly beloved mother.

Naa Densua, the Lord has called you in his appropriate time because He knows best. You are gone but never forgotten. The church grieves for your loss, but we rejoice in the Lord because you are with Him. Your passion, dedication, commitments and service to the church and society is as clear as crystal, even to the blind. The church is grateful to God for your life, and our consolation is that you are resting peacefully in his bosom.
May the Good Lord grant you rest in His eternal home.

Maa Elizabeth, Fare Thee Well
Mrs Tetteh, DƐmirifa due!
Naa Densua, Wↄ ojogbaŋŋ!
Nyↄnmↄ kƐboaya
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF THE LATE PRESBYTER ELIZABETH NAA DENSUA TETTEH

BY THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GHANA, MAX DODU MEMORIAL WOMEN FELLOWSHIP –LARTEBIOKORSHIE

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord the righteous judge will award me on that day. And not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing”. (2 Timothy 4: 7-8)

Once again, and perhaps too soon we have suffered another pain and loss of yet another precious member of the Women’s Fellowship. The question on everybody’s lips is further narrowed to our own Mrs. Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh affectionately called “Maa”.

Mrs. Tetteh joined the Max Dodu Memorial Congregation in the year 1995and further joined the local Women’s Fellowship. She was a staunch member until her demise on the 7thFebruary, 2021.

She was a treasure to members of both the fellowship and local congregation. She was a mother to all and always ready to render any kind of assistance to anyone who approached her however big or small (whether in monetary terms or words of encouragement).

By dint of hard work, devotion and commitment to the activities of the Fellowship, Mrs. Tetteh won the admiration of members hence she was voted the local President from 2002 to 2009. Her extraordinary leadership role led her to be elected the District Treasurer from 2009 to 2012 and District President from 2012 to 2015. During her tenure, she kept all the executive members on their toes ensuring that all tasks assigned are diligently executed. 

Mrs. Tetteh’s dedication to all the activities of the Fellowship from the local to Presbytery level was exemplary until she had some minor health issues which made her skip local meetings. During this time, Maa followed the activities of the fellowship from the Whatsapp page and constantly enquire from some executives the well-being of the fellowship.

Mrs. Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh, you were a wonderful mum, a treasure that cannot be replaced, accommodating, elegant and selfless woman. You nurtured everyone with your tender love and rendered support in every way. We will never forget the precious time we shared as a family and would always cherish your memories.

Maa, the Max Dodu Women’s Fellowship bids you farewell till we meet again on the Resurrection day.

Maa, rest peacefully in the bossom of your Maker.

Maa! Yaawɔ dzogbaŋ yɛ Nuntsolɛ mli

Yehowa ndiwa kyi!! Yehowa Nhyira wo!!
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE BY LARTEBIOKORSHIE DISTRICT WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP

‘’We were born weak and helpless. All lead the same short troubled life. We grow and wither as quickly as flowers; disappear as shadow’’. (John 14:1-02).
Don’t be dismayed at good byes. A farewell is necessary before we can meet again and meeting again, after moment or a life time, is certain for those who are friends.

The late Mrs. Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh was a member of Lartebiokorshie Women’s Fellowship. Through her hard work, she became the local president for two terms and later became the district treasurer for the three years. She carried herself meaningfully to the course of the fellowship and fully discharged her duties responsibly especially at both the local and the district levels.

Through her hard work and commitment, she was voted again as the district president which made her the ninth (9^th) president of the district. Maa as we call her, was very jovial, smart, out-spoken and contributed to decisions both within and outside the group. Maa was a pillar and counsellor to both the aged and the youth.

She was a perfect caregiver, let Maa know you are having a wedding, an engagement or funeral and you would be surprised. She would fill your house with all kinds of food stuffs and parcels which you have never dreamt of. Indeed, she was a mother of all mothers. Maa was a christian mother who always thought mostly about the less-privileged and vulnerable. She was ever ready to receive everyone and anyone into her home. Maa was a strong and dedicated Christian who was always present in the all groups meetings at all levels.

Indeed, we have missed a great gem, a great and remarkable tree that provides shade for the weary has fallen. When we heard about her sudden demise on that fateful Sunday morning, we didn’t believe until we went to her house.

Oh, death why have you snatched our shining star from us?  Maa you have fought a good fight and have finished the race and have kept the race, now go and rest peacefully with your maker.

Maa, as you journey to your maker, may he welcome you to a happy and everlasting home.
Maa rest well in the bosom of the Almighty Father.
Maa,Yaawo Jogban.
Maa,hejole aha bo. Amen
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE TO THE LATE ELIZABETH NAA DENSUA TETTEH BY THE AGENTS AND SPOUSES OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GHANA, LARTEBIOKORSHIE DISTRICT

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His faithful servants - Psalm 116:15.

The Agents and spouses’ fraternity in the Lartebiokorshie District of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana is shattered. Why? We have lost a soldier of our Lord Jesus Christ and mother who always ensured that once every year she was host to all Agents and their spouses (current agents and spouses serving in the District as well as those who once worked in the District). This has been a practice which you have always honored for many years. Even when the Mamprobi District was hived-off from the Lartebiokorshie District, you never ceased bringing the two Districts together for this yearly fellowship.

At the last Agents and spouses’ annual get-together you organized for us in January, you ensured that most of the agents and spouses attended. Even some travelled all the way from as far as the Eastern Region to attend this very last fellowship that you organized. You made sure everyone was well taken care of. The huge take away parcels, the pep talks and pictures you insisted that we took, was that your farewell message to us?

During the covid and lockdown period you arranged for the disinfection of all the congregations in the districts to provide a safe environment for the worship of God our creator. The District is indeed indebted to you for your love. We will do everything possible to ensure that your vision of bringing all Agents and spouses together once every year continues in your memory and would support any initiative to that effect.

In fact, we could not have asked for a better host. Elizabeth Naa DensuaTetteh for this yearly annual get-together of love, all Agents and spouses say thank you, God bless your gentle soul.

Elizabeth Naa DensuaTetteh, you really touched the hearts of the Agents and spouses in this District and beyond. You transited as a blessed person in the Lord. For it is recorded that blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they will rest from their labor and their deed will follow them. Elizabeth Naa DensuaTetteh rest safely in the bosom of the Lord. You did all that you could in your power to remain a blessing to the entire District. Your good deeds are indeed following you.

It is therefore with deep pain and sorrow that we pay this tribute to you our comrade as your mortal remains lie before us this morning. Your departure has left a big void and recall all those wonderful moments you shared with all Agents and their spouses. This very day, the Agents and spouses of the District say thank you so much for all that you did for us.

The Lord keep you safe. Fare thee well and rest in perfect peace. Amen.
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE BY MAX DODU CHOIR TO THE LATE MRS ELIZABETH NAA DENSUA TETTEH

Parting times come and hearts are broken; loved ones go with words unspoken.

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering! February 7, 2021 marks 72 years of Mrs. Elizabeth Naa DensuaTetteh in our hearts, minds and lives.It is with great sadness that the Max Dodu Choir mourns the death of one of its highly-respected, greatly cherished and loved mums. Indeed, Mrs. Tetteh, your love and contributions to the choir was not just because you were Session Rep; you demonstrated that you were an exceptional Leader.

During our meetings with you, the first thing you would say after prayer was to call for PH 451 “A charge to keep I have, a God to glorify” (Ga); and the last words are: “Serve the Lord now before the sun sets on you”. Maa, you publicly confessed and professed your faith in the Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. You secured your name prominently in the Eternal Book of Life.

Maa, Mrs Tetteh or Yoomoɛ as affectionately called by the choristers, for several years you were our Session Rep and because of your love for chorale, the choir appointed you as one of its patrons, which you readily and gladly accepted. Since then, you have always had our back in all our programmes.
As a philanthropist, your generosity in helping the needy in particular and the society in general is beyond measure. You freely and generously supported needy person who approached you. The imprint of this generosity is manifested in the various institutions and respective individuals, whose testimony always glorify your name.

Your lovely surprise visits during choir practices – accompanied by packed food – will always be on our minds. You were a mother to the choir as a whole and to some individual choristers; even our choir babies were not left out.
In death, one may not fully measure your full contribution to the church, humanity and the world. But those of us, who spent so much time with you, know that you were an exceptional servant-leader. We know your life was marked with humility, peace, genuine love and care, integrity and persevering faith. You always listened to our problems and gave us solutions.

Maa, we are proud that you considered us somewhat of a cross between your children, a much younger siblings and disciples.
We shall surely remember the packed groceries and sanitizers you sent to us regularly during the dreaded covid-19 lockdown days.
But even before the outbreak of the pandemic, we always looked forward to December, knowing that it was your birth month. This was coupled with the Choir Carol Service, which you supported to the max. Of course, we always looked forward to the “after party” (jɛɛjɛɛɛjɛɛɛ).

We mourn your passing but we celebrate your life, the life of the woman who was the very personification of love, humility and discipline. You were a mirror of our dreams and aspirations. You imparted in us the core virtues of life: LOVE AND HUMILITY.

You left behind – as a legacy – the imperishable footprints of honesty, passion for hard work and leadership in the sand of a fallible world that is still struggling to correct the imperfections of life.
All we have now are memorises we shall cherish forever: your advice, love, care and periodic visits to our practices.

We will miss your infectious way of addressing us: Unco (Bro Seth), Doctor (Dr. Okine), Ebi Azaa or Owula Kpakpo (Kpakpo Allotey), Awulamei (the ladies), teoman yͻͻtee (Gloria), Ablo (Hackman). We shall no more hear these accolades.

On Sunday 7thFebruary, 2021
the earth had one gentle soul less
and the Heaven one Angel more.
Deep in our hearts a memory is kept
of one loved and shall never be forgotten.
Today, we sing a dirge to a woman whose personality was larger than life.
Maa, your life is a beautiful memory; your absence, a silent grief.
God bless and keep you in His arms till we meet again.

Mrs Elizabeth Naa Densua Yoo Kpakpa Tetteh, wͻ jogbaŋ
Due mefa due
We wish you safe journey to the world beyond!
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE BY THE LARTEBIOKORSHIE DISTRICT CHOIRS’ UNION TO THE LATE
MRS ELIZABETH NAA DENSUA TETTEH

Through all the changing scenes of life….Life is a journey that no one knows its end except for the Giver of life.
The language of motherhood knows no borders. There is nothing that a mother will not do for her children and family that you did not do for us as your children and family.
Whiles you were alive, you taught us how to love unconditionally; serve God whole-heartedly and live like Christian leaders. This we promise to put into practice.

Your love for God’s work was exceptional. You were not only a patron to your congregational choir but to the district and the presbytery as well and we were proud to have you very close to us. You always supported our programs with your resources, advice and prayers. Your massive support to us when we, the Lartebiokorshie District Choirs’ Union, hosted the then GA Presbytery Choirs’ Union, at the Accra Academy School is one gesture which has been engraved on our hearts and will never be forgotten for decades.

You were just a call away from us and we thank God for such a wonderful gift to us in our lives and service to God. We have watched and admire you discharge your Godly duties with diligence and show love to all near and far.

Truly, you were a mother and a good leader. we wish God did not need you in heaven because we need you here. Rest in the bosom of your maker. We will forever miss you.

NyƐKpakpawƆjogbann
RIP. Elizabeth Naa DensuaTetteh, till we meet again.
Safe journey home gallant soldier
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE FROM THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GHANA: MAX DODU MEMORIAL CONGREGATION, LARTEBIOKORSHIE.
SUNDAY BORN FAMILY

“For none of us lives to himself alone, and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; if we die, we die to the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” (Romans 14: 7-8. NIV)

Even though death is an inevitable event, little did we anticipate that our mother and Leader, Mrs. Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh, would leave so soon especially as we did not hear of any illness. Truly God has kept away from us when death would strike. Oh, what an awesome Almighty God!
Maa as we affectionately called her was the leader of the Sunday born family until her demise, interestingly, on Sunday, 7thFebruary, 2021.

She was very passionate about the group’s activities. She single handedly printed T-shirts and scarves, distributed to members freely. She was a mother to all and provided refreshment to members after every mini-harvest service.
During mini-harvests and annual harvests, Maa would lead all her children, in-laws and staff to support the group to ensure that the group held the first position. No wonder for the past years Sunday Born family had no contenders.

Mrs. Elizabeth Tetteh led the family to learn PH 269 which we sung during our mini- harvest days. Also, she would call some members on the phone to discuss ideas and made sure everything was perfectly organized before the mini harvest.

Maa was the most selfless woman the group ever encountered. She cared for everyone she had contact with. She was a precious gift from God to the Sunday born family.

As a family, we still have tears in our eyes. We still have questions. We never dreamt of doing this at this time. But in the midst of the tears, we smile, for we know you are worshipping at the Father’s feet.

Maa, night fell and you retreated safely home into the arms of the Potter. Despite the sadness in our hearts, we the Sunday born family will soldier on, if only to make you proud.

Mrs. Tetteh until we meet again, sleep well in the sweet arms of the Lord.
Maa! Yaawɔ dzogbaŋ yɛ Nuntsolɛ mli
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE FROM BRO. JUSTICE LAMPTEY'S SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS, WESLEY METHODIST SOCIETY, ACCRA TO MRS. ELIZABETH NAA DENSUA TETTEH

Romans 3.39

The late Jonas Tetteh, who was one of the founding fathers of the then J.D. Otoo Bible class, was the husband of our now departed sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Densua Tetteh.

Ordinarily relationships with her was expected to be one of those superficial ones after the demise of our very own Jonas, her late husband. On the contrary this sweet, quiet and beautiful inside and outside lady took the relationship to a higher level after the passing of Jonas.

She directly or indirectly participated and supported us in most of our activities be it religious or otherwise. Furthermore, Mrs. Elizabeth Densua Tetteh, being a caterer materially assisted the class in various ways on her own volition.

We recall, with nostalgia, her countless invitations to the class to celebrate various occasions with her even till death.
We know Mrs. Elizabeth Densua Tetteh to be a good and generous devoted Christian. We are convinced beyond every reasonable doubt that, this beautiful and gentle soul, full of love has ascended to heaven and she is resting peacefully in the arms of the almighty God.

At this difficult time, our hearts are with the family especially the children and we share in their painful loss.
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love which has surrounded you since the death of our loved one.

"Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted"
Madam, today as we bid you this final adieu, we are “convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God” – and for that matter your love as well – that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Anyemi fee feo, Anyemi kpoo
Wo mli nga Jonas and all the faithfully departed.
Yaa wo odjogbaan
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
EPISTLE FROM THE LOWSON CHURCH, FORFAR SCOTLAND

Elizabeth was a loving mum of great strength, who always put her children first. She postponed an important hip operation so that she could travel to Scotland to attend her son Felix Mark's wedding on 7th February 2009. Although she was in a great deal of pain, it was more important for her to be there for the son.

She kept going all day, often standing for many hours, without complaining or mentioning her own discomfort. This was also the first time that she attended the Lowson Church in Forfar. She had been naturally cautious about a Presbyterian Church, but Mark's wedding and subsequent visits put her mind at rest.

She was very proud of Mark for all that he had achieved without having her there to support him, as he provided for his family, not just financially but lovingly as well. She loved all of her children and grandchildren. And as a woman of strong faith, she taught them the importance of taking time out with God, reading the Bible and praying every day.

And as she praised him in one breath, she scolded him in the next for not doing enough to serve his local Church - she put that right straight away! She taught them the hope that they have in Jesus Christ for eternity, giving them the assurance that the best is yet to come when they meet again in God's kingdom. And so she had a peace in her heart ready to face whatever the future held, as she sadly died on 7th February 2021, Mark's wedding anniversary, aged at 72 years old. She will be greatly missed, but we hold her in our hearts and minds as we commend her into God's eternal care.
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
FROM BETHEL CONGREGATION TO THE LATE MAAME TETTEH

The Bethel Congregation, Soko-Mamprobi knew her as Maame Tetteh and was loved by all in the church. Her ever-readiness to console the needy and shelter the destitute endeared her to the congregation as a God-fearing Woman, Mother and Grandmother with a cheerful heart. The Late Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh who's mortal remains lie before us was very supportive of the Bethel Congregation.

Although she worshiped at the Max Dodu congregation, she always heeded to the call of Bethel because she worshiped at that congregation before moving to the mother congregation, Max Dodu to continue with her duty call. She considered Bethel her second home and ensured her workers stayed and worshiped there

Mrs. Margaret Acquah, a key member of Bethel always describe her as selfless, committed christian and a formidable member of the women’s fellowship within the district.

To-day as we join the children, siblings and family to mourn her departure, Bethel Congregation still reminisces her love for the following Presbyterian hymnals she committed to memory PH 518..... PH 777... and PH 269
The congregation appreciate her support and commitment to church service and Ecclesiastical activities.

The Leadership of the Congregation do recall the important roles Maame Tetteh played to groom the station. The most recent and significant being her sponsorship of the fumigation of our Chapel (Bethel) and its surrounding in compliance to the Covid-10 protocol. The last time we heard from her was during the memorial and thanks giving service of Husband of Mrs. Margaret Acquah when she sent some provision for refreshment. Little did we know that it was a biding of farewell.

Her demise on 7th February 2021 was indeed a shock was to us. All the members of the Congregation express our profound gratitude to you for the kindness you have exceptionally exhibited toward us.
Sweet Mama we will miss you dearly but the Lord will see you through the glorious journey into the Heavenly Kingdom. You have really served and positively affected your generation. May your good deeds follow you and give you a peaceful rest in the saving arms of Jesus.
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF THE LATE MRS ELIZABETH NAA DENSUA TETTEH BY REV. ISAAC TETTEH SACKEY

“Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things. I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord” Matthew 25:21(KJV)
Children’s Hymn 34….

My family and I are content that we wrote a citation for Mrs Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh during the celebration of her 70th birthday in which we outlined our impression about her.

This is the third time that l have sung the above Children’s Hymn in this chapel. The first was in tribute to the memory of the late Madam Victoria Ahogba. The second was in tribute to the memory of the late Madam Christiana Amerley Laryea.

Today, I sing it in honor of Mrs Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh, my god daughter. She called herself “Sakibea Onukpa”.
Before I come to the tribute itself, let me say that the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Max Dodu Memorial Congregation is endowed with many mothers and some fathers. When I was transferred for the second time as District Minister to the Lartebiokorshie District and Minister in Charge of the Max Dodu Memorial Congregation in 2004, I told a minister friend of mine that some of my friends in this congregation had gone to be with the Lord.

I further told him that I was going to find new friends to replace them. Among the replacement that I found was Mrs Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh. While making new friends, I made sure I kept the old ones because “one is silver and the other gold”. They are both precious in the sight of the Lord.

In my association with Grandma Elizabeth, I found her to be a real gem, a follower of Christ, who was using her talent to worship God and being of service to humanity.

If I could describe Naa Densua in one word, I would say a MOTHER. If l am allowed two words, then I would say a GOOD MOTHER. She was a mother to all manner of persons. Naa Densua started her mission as a mother from her family. During her outdooring ceremony, part of the blessings she received from the family was “…Eba tsu ehawɔni wɔye, Kɛ eyi esa naanɔ he…” to wit, “We should benefit from the fruits of her labour, she should share her resources with her relatives…”. So, she shared her resources with her family members, helping those in need and those not in need.

I found Mrs Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh to be a caring person. She was concerned about the plight of everyone she came into contact with and was willing to do everything possible to alleviate the pain and needs of others.
She always yearned to learn about God and what He required of her. Anytime, she was convinced about the directions of God, she was willing, despite the odds, to take the path of righteousness. She loved music. She would always know a hymn or song that will comfort you or advise you. She loved to pray. She never gave up on her God no matter the circumstances. She was willing to share her experiences with others so as to encourage them to stay strong in the Lord.

She gave her all to her family, church and the society at large. Despite her busy schedules, she was always available to listen to people and offer her assistance where necessary. Her sacrifices have not been in vain. Many people can say without a doubt that Mrs Elizabeth Tetteh has touched their lives in a positive way. Her prayers, encouragement, thoughtfulness, service, generosity, humility among others, are what she will be remembered for.

Because of the way she lived in this world, the Lord remembered her and her family. The Lord has blessed her children and her grandchildren.

Naa Densua aka Sakibea Onukpa, I am proud of you. God bless you for all that you did for His people. You have completed your mission in this world. Enter into the joy that is prepared for all those who know the Lord as their Saviour. Rest in perfect peace, until the resurrection day, when we shall meet again.
Yaawɔ jogbann Yɛ Yesu kpɔkɔian; fare thee well.

Rev. Isaac Tetteh Sackey
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TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MRS. ELIZABETH NAA DENSUA TETTEH , BY REV. ADJEI NORTEY AND FAMILY WELL DONE, AYEKOO.

Well done or Ayekoo is an accolade ascribed to persons who have endeared themselves in a particular field. You are one of the few who over the years have proven to be emulated. My family and I have learnt a lot from your selflessness. Your presence where I do not expect to find you, including, funerals, weddings, birthday parties, and your contributions to ensure that there is enough to eat and drink cannot go without comments.

The annual get-together you always organized for Agents in the Lartebiokorshie and the Mamprobi Districts including Agents who have either retired or worked in the two Districts before cannot be glossed over. We remember the annual Christmas parties for the Max Dodu Children Service, including Flower services which usually take place at your residence. We cannot also forget items purchased for the Junior Youth (J/Y) and other groups in the Church. This is just to mention a few.

My family will forever remember the frequent food items you brought to the Mission House, and the occasional fat white envelops. I have been in the Ministry for the past twenty-one years and have worked with different categories of persons, I have met prominent people in the Church yet your response to Agents needs are overwhelming. Yes, you surpass them all- you are a super hero-you are exceptional- you are beyond description-mere words cannot describe you.

Sometimes my family ask whether what we see you do is real and not day dreaming. From our checks, we realized, we are not the only beneficiaries of your benevolence. Yes, because you extend your generosity to Agents who have long left the District. This also shows the extent of how you think about Agents’ welfare. We may be wrong with our assertion, but my family is compelled by what we have notice and received from you over the period we have spent here in Max Dodu that we have benefitted from you than any other Agent you have ever come into contact with.

The truth is that, we are finding it difficult to accept the fact that the Almighty God has called you to eternity. No, not at this time when your services and generosity are needed more than ever. All that we can say as a family is to join the thousands who are mourning you today is that “the Lord gave, the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord.” We take consolation in the fact that you died in the Lord and therefore you are now resting peacefully in the bosom of the Lord and also with the tens of thousands of the saints who have preceded you. We thank God for giving Max Dodu and for that matter the Lartebiokorshie District with such a wonderful and unmatched philanthropist.

WELL DONE, AYEKOO, YAA WO OJOGBANN.
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TRIBUTE FROM REV. PROF. F.K. KUMAGA AND FAMILY

Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12)
Mrs. Kumaga: Minyɛmiyoo (my sister)
Mrs. Tetteh: Yes Ma

We yearn to hear your voice once again but death has denied us that privilege. The shock of your demise is so much that we don’t know what to even write about you. We are lost for words right now. To be frank, it is like a dream, wow! It feels like yesterday when we became one big family as our son walked your daughter down the aisle on July 21, 2007. Even though the union was still fresh, the bond established went beyond a few months because you understood “family” to the very letter. You sweetly surprised us in many ways and they came in leaps and bounds.

You were the living testimony of the Bible verse Proverbs 11:24 which states that “One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty”. You understood what it meant to give so you never lacked. Indeed, your giving was beyond description. You showed us so much love when mummy’s sister died and when we expressed our gratitude, you made us understand that it was your way of letting us know that we are not alone. No wonder mummy always referred to you as her sister.

You always welcomed us to your home with a smile and with so much to eat. It was always exciting spending time with you as we sometimes made fun of each other calling you SHOW woman. Not only were you generous but your love for God was also evident anytime we were together.

Your demise came as a heavy blow but who are we to question God? The scripture says we should give thanks in all things so even though our hearts are filled with sadness, we are grateful to God knowing that you are in a much better place. We love you but the good Lord loves you better.

Indeed, a mighty tree has fallen but your leaves will never wither because you will forever remain in our hearts.

Mrs. Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh, may you rest peacefully in His bosom till we meet again.
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TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF MRS. ELIZABETH NAA DENSUA TETTEH. BY REV. E. B. DJIEAGU AND FAMILY.

There was a Believer in Joppa named Tabitha (which in Greek is Dorcas). She was always doing kind things for others and helping the poor' (Acts9:36, My family got to know this great mother of everybody in the Max Dodu Memorial Congregation, Lartebiokorshie in 2008 as the Senior Presbyter when I came as the District Minister and Minister of the Max Dodu Memorial.

I worked with her for about 4years. Maa Lizzy put her Wisdom, Knowledge, Love, Capabilities, Potentials and Money at the services of the Church to serve her Lord. Many of us knew her as the Dorcas (Tabitha) of her time. She trained many; fed the hungry, clothed the needy, healed the sick, visited and consoled the broken hearted and played host to many guests.

She was loving, sympathetic, generous and kind. Many people have benefitted from this great servant of the Lord. Aunty tizzy performed these functions whole-heartedly without looking for any earthly reward but aiming at the Heavenly Crown which the Lord has promised His Faithful servants.
Maa Lizzy became Grandma to our Granddaughter whose Outdooring she wholeheartedly financed with food, drinks and parcels, The Grandchild and Parents wish her farewell and good sleep.

As Senior Presbyter and Faithful Servant of the Lord, Maa Lizzy was readily available whenever her services were needed both in the Congregation and the District. She was able to balance her house duties as a house wife, mother and professional Caterer with the Church work as Senior Presbyter and later as District President of the Women Fellowship, leaving her work behind to do the Lord's work. She never rejected appointments or show any sign of reluctance to perform when the Lord's duty calls. Maa Lizzy was a very good team player at all levels. She faithfully served her Lord and Saviour in diverse ways to the Glory of God.

When she decided to make the Communion Table (Altar) for the Max Dodu Memorial Congregation, I went round some Congregations with her looking for a suitable sample. When finally, we found one, we travelled all the way to Koforidua to see the Carpenter and she paid for it. She also financed ten of the labelled Pews in the Chapel and many other services.

She was a real mother to the Congregation and the District. Our last fellowship with this great mother, was when she invited us to join her thank the Lord and share her joy at her 70th. Birthday celebrations two years ago. Not knowing that would be our last fellowship. May our beloved mother rest peacefully with her Lord who she faithfully served to the end. We hope to meet again at the Great Assembly of the Faithful when the Trumpet sound.

The Djieagu family extends her Heartfelt Condolences to the Children, Grandchildren, the family and the Max Dodu Memorial Congregation for the great loss. We share your tears. May the Great God of wonders wipe away your tears. Please, have our Sympathy. AMEN.
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TRIBUTE TO THE LATE ELIZABETH NAA DENSUA TETTEH BY REV. WALTER KPENTEY AND FAMILY

Indeed, the souls of the righteous are in God’s hands, no torment will touch them. They are at peace. It is with heavy hearts that we pay this tribute to a wonderful mother, counsellor and friend Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh. After celebrating you recently on your birthday, we never thought this day of grief was going to come soon where we will be bidding you goodbye and fare thee well.

You have fought a good fight, have finished your course and have kept the faith. There is now laid up for you a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to you.

Mama Lizzy, your demise has caused us deep pains, however, we take consolation in the words of Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:1
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved
We have a building from God, a house not made with hands eternal in the heavens.

We thank the almighty God for the privilege He gave us to serve in the Max Dodu Congregation and the opportunity to meet such a loving, wonderful and caring mother and friend who was an epitome of love and benevolence. Even when we had barely known you and settled in the church, you showed us amazing love by going the extra mile of travelling all the way to Jamasi in the Ashanti Region to support us when I lost my father-in-law.

You ensured that adequate “van load” provision was made to take care of all who travelled from far and near to mourn with us. Mama Lizzy, words cannot explain this depth of love shown to us.

You shared the same birthday with my dad, and when he also passed, you represented as a dad to us and stood as a pillar behind us. The love showed is acknowledged and very much appreciated. We still remember that package of love you dispatched to Ada, hmmmm, Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh, this is another opportunity to say thank you very much.

Furthermore, you made provision at Korle Bu, Cardio Department for my mum and took care of her hospital visits for years which was always memorable and stress free. The role you played by ensuring that most of the cost was absorbed when she had to undergo an angiogram procedure is acknowledged. Thank you, Mama Lizzy.

You ensured that all pains associated with her visit to Korle Bu was soothing, and stood with us to the very end.

Ever since you got to know our home, you never stopped surprising us with your gift of love and ensuring that there was always plenty at our home. Mama Lizzy, you also ensured that whenever you returned from your foreign trips, we always had souvenirs. Mama Lizzy, there was no occasion that you left us out. Your constant calls and checking on us will be missed. What a caring mum and friend. We will forever miss you.

We are so proud of you and grateful to God that He gave us this wonderful opportunity to have known you and be a part of your amazing family. Although we are saddened and will miss your presence dearly, we take consolation in the fact that you lived a well fulfilled life here on earth and impacted many more lives.

We know, now you have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in heaven. Mama Lizzy, “ayeeko”. Fare thee well.
Rest in the arms of the Lord till me meet again
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A FAREWELL LETTER FROM REV. & MRS. NANA BOSOMPRA TO MAAME ELIZABETH NAA DENSUA TETTEH

Dear Maame Tetteh, It’s Rev. Nana Bosomprah writing to tell you how much the family has missed you already. Our hearts ache and profusely bleeding with the tears stinging our eyes. Oh dear, words cannot describe our feelings. You couldn’t wait to be part of the wedding event we are planning for one of your workers scheduled for May 8 at my congregation.

Maa! I trust you still remember Christmas of 2018 when you visited my family at Akoko-foto Dansoman and blessed us with your special envelope after your words of encouragement. MaameTetteh you were such a generous philanthropist, orderly, excellent in appearance and accommodative such that our kids called you "Grand maa" and preferred being in your house. This was so because unlike us, you talk to them with tender and compassionate voice.
Oh death, how did we wrong you?

On that fateful black Sunday, I had prepared for a Eucharistic (Communion) Service at my new Station, Bethel Congregation when your demise was disclosed to me. I took it lightly until I got the confirmation from Mrs. Margaret Acquah. And surprisingly to us, a week before your departure to be with Father Abraham in paradise you brought provisions to our Congregation in support cc/the 211a Anniversary Memorial Service for the passing of the Late Addy Acquah (Husband of Mrs. Maggie Acquah).

The Holy Scriptures encourages us not to fear death, for it is only but a gateway, Mrs. Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh, please rest peacefully in the comforting bosom of the Lord Jesus Christ. Myself, Abigail, Nana and Mama all say:
Nye Kpakpa. yaawojogbann ye nutsu le Kpokoami
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TRIBUTE IN HONOUR OF MRS. ELIZABETH NAA DENSUA TETTEH
BY REV. WILLIE ADARKWA

Silently the shades of evening
Gathers around my lonely Door
Silently there came before me
Faces I shall see no more!!!

With a heavy heart, I write this tribute in honor of Mrs. Tetteh. I first sighted this beautiful woman with all her gracefulness, after I had finished preaching at the funeral of Rev. Mrs. Gladys Amoafo’s brother in Mamprobi about two years ago. She heartily congratulated me for the aptness and cohesiveness of the theme and the delivery of the sermon. 

She enhanced my ego with her words and that sparked the bond between us. At the last party which she organized for agents of the Presby Church at her residence, she dazzled me with a great offer of handing over her children to me as their FATHER.

In the presence of Mama Amoafo, who I grew up with in Tafo and also a classmate at Trinity Theological Seminary, I fully accepted this great honor without any hesitation. My children, Edward, Diana, Sylvia and Felix and Felicity have fully accepted my role without any encumbrances. A few days after this declaration, I heard of the unfortunate news of her passing away. Mrs. Tetteh, you have played your part genuinely, suffered with Christ and lived with Christ to your very end. 

You have also inculcated high spiritual and ethical values in the children and you have earned your mark without any questions. As I bid you farewell today, I do it with all the children and the Presbyterians who follow the path that Jesus walked on.

May your gentle loving soul rest in perfect peace.
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TRIBUTE BY NAA DEDE ODAME 1, OTUOPAI MANYE ON BEHALF OF THE DEDE VILLA FAMILY

And I heard a voice from heaven saying, Write Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth: yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; for their works follow with them. Revelations 14 vs 13 ASV

Mama Liz was more than a neighbor, our house "Dede Villa" is right opposite theirs--
"Jonathan Tetteh Memorial House". She was a mother, a prayer warrior, a mentor and always there
For us.

Mama and Uncle Jonas were very fond of us and so were we. The bond that existed between the two families is immeasurable. After each visit Mama will always insist on escorting us to the gate. Each time we meet, the greetings are affectionate and spontaneous. What springs out of our hearts were
always “Nana ooopokete and the response was Mama oodende”.

Our sweet Mama can best be described as a woman of substance. She was beautiful inside out and her generosity was par excellence. She was always a ray of sunshine in the lives of so many people. Mama Liz did not only honour and grace occasions, but presented loads and loads of goodies too from Lizytet Catering Services.

We will surely miss Mama’s Christmas presents, which we have been receiving consistently for the past 23 years. Oh! what a kind gesture from a faithful woman of God. Dear Mama, from the bottom of our hearts, we from “Dede Villa” say Ayekoo, Tsulo Kpakpake Anokwafo.
You will be sorely missed. May Mother earth lie gently on your gentle soul.

Awokpakpako. YawoOdjogban ye Nuntso le kpokoiamin. Amen.
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TRIBUTE TO MY SISTER & FRIEND, MRS. ELIZABETH NAA DENSUA TETTEH:
FROM MRS. FLORENCE NAA SHIKA BBENTIL.

Should I be writing a tribute to you at this hour? But who am I to question God!

My sister, Naa Densua, we met in the early 1970’s at Odorkor Presby Church as choristers. We easily connected with our Choirmaster the late Seth Larmie and with the support of our choir mother Mrs. Caroline Acquaye-Nortey took the choir to higher heights. What wonderful moments we shared together with Maa Grace and your siblings before we parted into other congregations. We still kept our friendship thereafter and always share fond memories of our times together anytime we meet.

You traversed and experienced most of the leadership roles in the Presbyterian fellowship, from a leader to Senior Presbyter to a lay preacher. Nyaanyo Kpakpa Ayekoo…

You always advised me never to relent in my work and duties of the lord and I will be forever grateful. You were benevolent to all, especially to myself and my family. Is it their wedding, naming ceremonies, I will never forget how kind and supportive you were during the demise of my husband.

My children always say the pleasant smile on your face never ceases and your character was that of a true Christian. You got to speak on OBUNU TV for the first time in my life and I will forever remain grateful. I will always miss that posture of yours “LET GO AND LET GOD” I have kept your admonishment you gave Awurabena on one of my visits“ leave it, my child, it could be the hand of God”

Your Christmas goodies especially your cakes, cookies, bread, kenkey& fish will forever be missed. I was surprised at the size and weight of the fruit cake Lady Diana brought to me on one of the days which I opined on your return from the UK. The last Christmas goodies came with Vitamin C and sanitizers and I called to ask if you were Ghana Government supplying Covid relief items.
I remember the Presby cloth you gifted me on my 70th birthday, when I queried who gives a woman full piece of cloth as a gift, you jokingly asked that I use some for Batakari, I shared it among 3 of us in the church.

The last time we met was on your birthday on 12/12/20, you ushered me into your bedroom, we chatted, sang and prayed. When I said I was not getting wheat flour for my bread, you hurriedly asked that I be given one olonka which we enjoyed for 2 weeks.

My sister, I am sad and troubled as I mourn you because I love you and will not see you nor hear your soft godly guidance and counsel again. But I believe strongly that the Lord has called you into his glory.

Mother of MANY – Mother of ORPHANS
Mother of WIDOWS – Mother of the NEEDY
AnyemiKpakpa, my loving sister, Wɔ Y ɛHejɔɛ mli, YɛNuntsor lɛKporkoiamli
Till we meet again …..AMEN 
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TRIBUTE FROM MADAM BORTSOO OPPINTAN AND FAMILY, NUNGUA, TO MAMA NAA DENSUA TETTEH

“No it can’t be true , sister Aggie double check with bra Eddie , let me speak with Felie , have you checked with sister Diana ? These were some of the comments I made when Ellen called that morning of Feb 7. 

Although we were in-laws we considered ourselves more as siblings and that kept the relationship between the two families alive for the past 20 years. Maa as I affectionately called her was an epitome of sacrifice and a blessing not only to my daughter Felie but my entire family.

Her contribution and support anytime she accompanied Felie to our family events was unbelievable, not only did she attend with her usual food and goodies but came along with friends and family to offer unflinching support. And in times when I am unable to attend such family events due ill health, Maa will not leave Nungua without passing through my home to spend a few minutes praying and singing my favorite Presbyterian hymns. 

Maa , I knew you were full of surprises as you often take me unawares by dispatching hot meals all the way from Lartebiokorshie to Nungua, but I never thought you will surprise me by taking the lead to be with the Father. I had always thought I will precede the journey and your good self , Bra Eddie , Sister Diana and Sylvia will support Felie as always to give me befitting farewell, but the lord did it his own way. 

My family has indeed lost a woman full of affection and compassion .
On behalf of my good self, bra Charles , aunty Aggie , aunty KK , Apana your best pal aunty Ellen and all your grannies we say Rest Well Maa.
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A FEW WORDS IN MEMORY OF THE LATE MRS NAA DENSUA TETTEH; FROM NII ABOSEY ADDO

I never believed the assertion that some friends could stick closer than a family until I got acquainted to Mrs. Tetteh and family.

I got to know Mrs. Tetteh through Edward her son who happened to be my school mate during a post graduate program at UGBS in 2005. Naa Densua welcomed me into the family the first day I stepped foot into her home and in no time referred to me as her son. The words she uttered are still fresh as today “this son of mine is a gentleman of few friends and few words, so for bringing you into my home and introducing you as one of his best friends, I will from henceforth consider you his brother rather than a friend” and that has remained the status quo for the past 16 years. Maa as I affectionately called her has played a motherly role in my life ever since.

The words of wisdom she shared with me on the blind side of Edward during the demise of my mother spurred me on and pushed me to give my mum a befitting burial; “Nii Abosey, there is no other mother on earth you will be laying to rest, so please even if you have to go for a loan, do so and give her a befitting farewell else you will have regrets forever” Mama I say thank you for such encouraging words, I will remain forever grateful.

I always say to Edward, Charlie “Yoomo dier, she be too much ooo” her thoughts and deeds are pure and rare. She didn’t only attend my family functions that come to her attention but fully participated and made sure her presence is felt in my honor.

Maa I still don’t believe you left so soon, I have always said to Edward that it will take us years if not forever to come to terms with your demise, but our Lord God, the author of mysteries in life understands the situation better. 
Maa, thank you so much for welcoming me into this family and taking me as a son.

My immediate and extended family are equally grateful for the love you showed us.

You had such a beautiful and generous soul
Generations yet unborn will get to know how sincere and selfless you were.
Rest well in the Lord, until we meet again
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TRIBUTE TO OUR DEAR MUM BY AUNT AUNTIE’S CHILDREN

Praise we the great of heart and mind….
In peace their sacred ashes rest,
Fulfilled their day’s endeavour;
They blessed the earth, and they are blessed
Of God and man forever.
So praise we great and famous men, …..
And praise the Lord, who now as then
Reveals in man His glory.

Selected verses and lines from MHB 896

News of your demise on that fateful Sunday evening came with great shock, disbelief, denials and then many unanswered questions. How! Why! What happened? Ah we had met you and later spoken with you on phone not too long ago? Oh! is that how the world is? Oh! so now who would ask us to record hymns and bring so we would sing along with? Hmm, as the hymn writer says, “God is His own Interpreter and He will make it plain.”

Maa, Maa Dee, My Mama, were some of the names we affectionately called you. You were really a great and amazing Mama to many including us. Why should one eat before visiting Maa? Is it the tasty waakye, Kenkey with fish and pepper, banku with okro stew, fufu with assorted fish and meat in the soup or the rich and delicious pastries -second to none- were always available at home when we visited.

Maa, you should have given us a proper good-bye. You have played a tremendous role in our lives to be a great mum just as our mum was to us before she left us for eternity, ten years ago. You did your best in many ways to comfort us then, which you continued till your heavenly home call. You visitied us when you could, sent us food and pastries, called to check up on us, counselled us to live godly lives in all we do and prayed with us when we visited. Indeed, we have lost another mum! A compassionate and discerning mother who could tell by appearance if one is worried about something.

“Sister Anaa, or Sister Ewurabena, what is bothering you?” Maa would then go ahead and tell you a story which is related to yours just to let you know your situation is better off. Then conclude with words of encouragement from the Bible after which she would say “Hâni wɔsɔle” – let’s pray.

It was far beyond our wildest imagination we would be writing a tribute this soon. Indeed, a great oak tree under which many sat for shade has fallen! You were very generous in great ways that many would testify. Your kindness touched our hearts, your wisdom was great!

Time and space will not permit us to enumerate your great love to us. You indeed touched our hearts with your love. Maa, rest well in the bossom of our Lord! Rest on from your labors! Sleep on, confidant and friend! Sleep on, Grand Maa. May God give you a place at His side. Sweet cherished memories of your dearness to us will always be etched on our hearts.

DaaYie! Yaawɔ Ojogbaŋŋ! Sleep well!
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TRIBUTE FROM JENNIFER (SCOTLAND) IN LOVING MEMORY OF ELIZABETH TETTEH

Dearest Elizabeth (Ghana Mummy/Grandma), I am devastated by your sudden passing and I am struggling to find the words to express how much not only I will miss you but Joshua as well. You were an angel sent from God and I feel privileged that I had the pleasure of meeting you. My only regret is not making it to Ghana whilst you were still here with us all, to spend time with your family over there, who I have yet to meet but you talked so dearly about them. I do hope that one day I can travel to Ghana though, so that I can share my fond memories of you with those closest to you who had the pleasure of being with you every day.

Heaven has now gained one of the purest and kindest souls and it helps me with coping with this loss knowing you will be up there watching over us all here in Scotland, praying for our health and happiness every day. I hope that somehow you can hear these words that I have written in this letter.

I want to promise you that I will take care of your amazing son, Felix Mark, beautiful daughter in-law Melissa and of course your wonderful grandchildren Ainsleigh, Phylicia, Jewel, Andrew and Felix (and anymore who may come along). The love you showed them and how much you cherished your precious time with them I will never forget. You may no longer be here with us in person but I can assure you that your memory will live on.

Here is a little poem that I came across that I feel is perfect, for you will live inside every one of us:
Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us day by day
Unseen, unheard but always near
Still loved, still missed
And forever Dear.

I am going to miss when you visited here, never again will I hear your voice saying,”my dear Joshua, my dear son of God, my boy” or “my beautiful Jennifer, you are so beautiful, God bless you”. Writing this brings a smile to my face as you were such a warm and loving person to be around. Not to mention your amazing baking and by far my favourite was your doughnuts, I couldn’t get enough of them and also the peanut brittle.

Whenever Mark has been home and comes back from a trip, I’m sure to be there raiding his bags for any goodies he’s brought back in hope he has some of these. These are just a few items I have had the delight of tasting. As much as I love Mark’s jollof rice and stew, yours won hands down. I am also going to miss going on little shopping trips for your specific items such as digestive biscuits, diet can coke, peanuts, almonds, papaya, yeast cheesecake (even though you were not allowed this).

Now I wish to finish off this letter by saying goodnight and not goodbye. You will be forever in my heart. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life here in Scotland. I will treasure my last gift from you for life and its unique box in which it was kept.

Love always, Jennifer xxx
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TRIBUTE FROM THE FLOWER GIRLS (ALSO KNOWN AS “THE BIG 6”) TO THEIR BELOVED ADVOCATE, THE LATE NAA DENSUA TETTEH.

Death is liberation from him, who freedom cannot release; the physician of him, who medicine cannot cure and the comforter of him whom time cannot console (Authored by the British clergyman Sir Charles Caleb, 1780-1832).
When I am alive, my life is in Christ. My food and water is in Christ. My safety is in Christ.

And if I die and crossover to be with Christ, then it’s gain. I would shake hands with Christ, eat with him, be with him face-to-face; how wonderful.
Emelia Burr also said: we must participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world, because we cannot cure the world of its sorrows. But then we can choose to live in joy “mourn in joy “.

Our mentor has heeded to the call of her Creator, and it is with a mixture of joy grief that we say farewell. Although our hearts grief, we are full of joy because we know our friend and sister has been promoted to heavenly rest and grief because we are going to miss her dearly.

Maa – as we all affectionately called her – was very affable and disciplinarian. She was very organized and that made us all learn same. She made friends easily and associated with all.

Madam Elizabeth wasn’t just a companion but an advisor we ran to whenever we encountered any problem. She lived a selfless life and opened her door to all who needed help and commitment. The entire district of Lartebiokorshie and the whole church family can attest to that.

Her greatest joy was bringing joy to others. While her legacy will live on through her body of work, she will also be remembered for her humility, class and humanity.

We know you are gone forever and your departure has created a very big vacuum that can never be filled. Even though your body has run its course, we are assured your soul will live on forever.
We are thankful to God for giving you a better place; where you will know no pain or sorrow.

Fare thee well Maa
Fare thee well Mrs. Tetteh
Fare thee well Auntie Naa Densua
Amen

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TRIBUTE FROM NAA AMERLEY KUELEY, NII AMARTEY PERKINS, NII AMARTEI LIXO AND LADY SYL TO OUR BELOVED MOTHER.

"The righteous man perishes and no one lays it to heart, devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death. Isaiah 57:1

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart are firm and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death” Leonardo da Vinci

If indeed death is inevitable and will surely visit every soul, why do we mourn and grow weary when it visits? Is it the timing of the visit or the person it visits? Indeed, we have witnessed a lot of people depart to the other world, but the passing of our mum has given us a different perspective and meaning to death. Although our hearts are filled with grief and sorrow, we are not overwhelmed with sadness, we are rather encouraged to pay glowing tribute to the BEST MOTHER that ever lived.

We will forever be grateful to the Lord for blessing us with such an amazing and priceless soul whose definition of motherhood went beyond human’s imagination and expectation. Maa, you were selfless from the very day we knew you and remained same till your demise. Placing our needs, troubles and concerns ahead of your treasures and comfort was always your priority. You stood behind us through thick and thin, unwavering and firm as a pillar. You were vilified, chastised and sometimes denied certain privileges in life for our sake but you stood your grounds, endured the humiliation and suffering for our sake.

Mummy denied herself basic necessities in life and raised us to where we are now and until her demise was still contributing meaningfully into our lives. You loved us more than you loved yourself and that was portrayed in several ways. You sacrificed your all to the extent that you disposed of valuable and personal belongings to ensure we kept going, had great health and the best of education.

Life became challenging economically due to circumstances in which you found yourself but your hard work and industrious nature saw us through. You were a typical example of a person described as “jack of all trades”. What didn’t you trade in? You were a small-scale baker at your prime but you took to petty trading for our sake. You technically traded in every commodity under the sun albeit on a small scale. From the sale of home-used clothes, through the sale of oranges, cassava, plantain, sugarcane, fowl, fabric etc. to make ends meet.

As early at 2.00 am mum will head towards Bawjiase to buy food stuffs to bring home to sell. We cannot forget the frying and selling of akpiti in the evenings at the Darkuman night market, neither can we forget our joining you at Makola in the afternoons after school to support the sale of uncooked rice and sugar in bowls at the Makola market and closing the day with the sale of biscuits to passengers on board buses at the Makola bus terminal late afternoons. Those were challenging times but you ran the race mummy and won it gracefully, we say Congratulations mummy and Ayekooo. Challenging as they were, these experiences we shared with you shaped our lives and we say thank you mother Elizabeth.

Colleagues, friends and loved ones see us today and commend us in many aspects of our lives especially our dedication and commitment to work, we are proud to announce that it is all but for the selfless effort of one woman who contributed immensely into our fabric as humans.

Despite the many challenges and your meagre income, our education was of utmost priority to you, indeed there were bumps and delays along the way but you ensured all four of us had appreciable level of education at least to tertiary level. To your honor you raised a chartered accountant, a chartered banker, a highly successful entrepreneur and a chartered insurer.

We witnessed the disposal of your personal effects and properties for the sake of our well-being and education, yes, some friends and family members branded you as wasteful and overprotective but you never looked back neither were you perturbed, you gave it all for our sake. Mummy again we say shidaa aha bo. How can we forget your regular visits to our respective secondary schools and establishing strong bonds and cordial relationship with our tutors for extra tuition and great care? Your visits were never complete without special meals to feed our colleagues and friends.

In times where we felt reluctant to ask because of your financial position, you managed to glean from our mates and teachers and provided the basic learning materials. We remember clearly the photocopies you carried along to Commonwealth Hall and Volta Hall very early in the mornings before we went for lectures.

You took interest in our social life, always eager to know and meet our friends who you accepted wholeheartedly into your home. You considered our best friends your own and showed them great love anytime they came around. There is no close friend of ours who hasn’t felt your benevolence and love. Your demise struck like a thunderbolt and some are still in a state of shock.

A remarkable woman of varied parts, you imparted so many attributes into us. Mummy you brought us up diligently in the Lord. You dare not skip Sunday school in Naa Densua’s home. Attending Sunday school is non-negotiable and you dare skip at your own risk, you will surely have some stones thrown at you and hefty knocks on your head. Woe betides you if Uncle Sammy Charway came to report your absence at Sunday school or challenges in reciting assigned bible scriptures.

We traversed Official-Town to Odorkor Presby for Sunday School every Sunday morning until we switched to North Darkuman Presby. You encouraged us to participate in church activities and to play roles in various groups. Mummy we thank you for leading us to the Lord very early on in our lives. 

To remain disciplined and respecting the elderly at all times were core subjects at home. You dare not engage the elderly in a conversation without your hands crossed at your back and interspersing your sentences with “please or kindly”. Maa will not take kindly to that and just an eye contact will get you to quickly rephrase your sentence.

You built in us a sense of purpose at all times, seriousness in life and not to attend events or meetings late. You abhorred laziness and made us understand that it takes hard work to be successful in life and success is more about how you impact others, showing them love and assisting when the need arises.

You gave us a different dimension of the old adage “in unity lies strength”. You identified the strengths and weaknesses of all four of us and made sure we complemented each other. You taught us to be supportive of each other, be concerned about the wellbeing of each other, sacrifice for each other and to pray for each other and these attributes you sowed in us regularly. You were always fair, frank and forthright when we met as a family, pointing out each person’s flaws, critiquing certain behaviors and actions you have identified and immediately offering suggestions and answers.

These principles have made us more united than ever and underplayed our individual shortfalls and weaknesses. Indeed, you began sowing this same philosophy into your grannies and it’s a delight to hear them on phone checking up on each other. Naa Densua has always believed in the “us” principle rather than the “I” philosophy. It is for this reason that we are very close and always move in unison. Mama Lizzie, we never had a second mother to benchmark, but arguably you are the Best Mum Ever.

Nyɛ Awo Kpakpa, we enjoyed you to the fullest, even as adults, you cared more for our children than we did. You operated a specialized creche at your home purposely for your grannies and you ensured they all experienced the “Naa Densua early childhood training and love”. This made you connect in a very special way to all your grannies, as balanced and fair as you were, you made time within your busy schedule to travel to the UK to do same for Amartei’s children.

It was such a joy to see videos of your Scottish grannies gather around for morning and evening devotion and attempting to sing Presby Hymnals in Ga which sounded funny, but today morning devotion before heading to school has become part of their lives. On occasions where we get caught up in late meetings at work, you will carry your grannies to your Women’s Fellowship meetings to while away the time and to make them further appreciate service to God, this earned Nii Adjeadu an “un-officio” member of the Women’s Fellowship. This was priceless as it eased the pressure of who handles your children whilst at work.

Friends and colleagues considered us as blessed.
You supported us every step of the way in our married lives, you stood by us through the good and bad times and our spouses always highlighted how blessed they were to have you as a mother in-law. You viewed them more from the angle of a biological child rather than an in-law and we believed that strengthened the bond and made you shower so much love on them.

You accorded them the needed respect, space and showed up at their extended family events with your goodies as always, offered the needed advice and support. This made them endear to their families and receive maximum appreciation from all. For the first time in many years, Felicity celebrated her birthday without the night before birthday prayer and asking what she wanted for breakfast and lunch to share with her colleagues at work. Mum you did all these for our sake.

Again, we say Ayekoo Nyɛ Awo Kpakpa.
Most of your friends and acquaintances commended us for showing you so much love, but deep down in our hearts we couldn’t have recompensed mummy for all she did for us. You were absolutely phenomenal and irreplaceable.

Maa Ofee heeko

Our hearts are broken but we celebrate your transition
Mummy you will forever remain in our hearts.
Nyɛ Awo Kpakpa, namo aana

Until we meet again we say Rest Well Naa Densua
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
A LETTER TO MY DEAREST MOTHER BY AMERLEY KUELEY

Church of Christ, Hymn 287

Trials dark on every hand and we cannot understand
All the ways that God would lead us to that blessed Promised Land;
But He’ll guide us with His eye and we’ll follow till we die;
We will understand it better by and by.

Chorus
By and by, when the morning comes.
When the saints of God are gathered home,
We will tell the story how we’ve overcome;
We will understand it better by and by.

I have buried myself in deep thoughts over the last few weeks in an attempt to best describe you and express your worth. The most appropriate adjective to best describe you are your ACTIONS. You loved and lived selflessly, you impacted society with your wise sayings and your faith in God remained unshakeable till your last breath on earth. Your spirit of re-assurance and belief in God in every situation will forever remain with me and my siblings.

Entrepreneurial

During one of our dire challenging times when mummy was taken ill and hospitalized, she managed to provide us with a one bag of flour and urged me and my three siblings to turn it around in the baking business. We worked so hard to build some capital out of it and on her return,we were working with ten bags of flour. A clear manifestation of her entrepreneurial skill she impacted on me and an innovative way in welcoming me into the catering business.

Education

My mum ensured I obtained the best in education and helped in shaping my career. After my “O” Levels, situations staring at the family suggested I wasn’t going to enter into sixth form, but mummy kept assuring me that I will make progress in spite of the odds, she did so not only by words of encouragement but also, through her actions. She fought tooth and nail to place me in Accra Academy for my sixth form to pursue by Business Program. When I thought Sixth form was the end due to a worsening situation, mummy came through again providing and urging me on to further my studies to the tertiary and professional level. 

Whenever I pass my professional exam with flying colours, she will host me to surprise parties just to express how proud she was of my achievement. She played the role of a mother and grandmother to my children and shared in my worries throughout my professional course moments. Mummy, I wouldn’t have come this far in my education and professional career without your unflinching support and guidance. You were indeed my best friend.

Speaking of my children, my mother was always present at the maternity unit anytime I was in labor and due to give birth. She will pray with me and offer me loads of physical and moral support, she was simply my all-time heroine. She was indeed a stalwart in the upbringing of my children, providing all their needs before I got to know.

She led me to Christ and made sure I found peace in the Lord, by inculcating a habit of everyone going to church on Sundays in her home and teaching me the word of God. She did her best to set a true Christian woman lifestyle as an example for me to follow.

She remains the best mum ever and her memories shall forever stay in my heart.

Rest peacefully in the Lord My best friend.

- Amerley Kueley
Posted by Kwadwo Antwi on April 28, 2021
TRIBUTE FROM LIXO

For all I am, for all that I have, for all that I ever hope to be, I owe it to my mum. Mum, believed in me when no one else did. Mum knew the future was looking good when I did not believe this myself. Mum prepared me for the challenges of life ahead of me.

She instilled in me all the necessary tools I needed to face this challenging world with. Mum taught me how to adapt to any situation I found myself in, in any part of the world.

We thank you for spending your final years with us in Scotland, that was special and we will hold those memories dearly. We do not feel cheated by your demise at all but rather happier and joyful for your life here on earth is well done.

Mum rest in peace. We love you.
Felix
her Life

Biography of Elizabeth Naa Densua Tetteh

Nii Ankrah Amponsah of blessed memory, the grandson of Mantse Amponsah, Otublohum Mantse who reigned from “1901 to 1918” got married to the Grace Otobia Amoo and were blessed with Naa Densua on December 12, 1948, the first among 4 siblings.

Naa Densua had her primary school education at Apenkwa Presby Primary School and proceeded to Weija Local Authority Middle School in 1965 to obtain her Middle School Leaving Certificate. Whilst in school, she was an extra ordinary volley ball player. She dazzled the crowd whenever she was on the field to play. Naa Densua excelled in both her academic and field work to the admiration of teachers and colleagues.

Indeed, her dream was to become a professional tutor due to her ability to break down and explain complex issues with ease, but circumstances and the strong desire from the mum to join her that early in business changed the tide. Although she sometimes found it worrying especially with her brilliance in class, little did she know it was part of the grooming and preparation for later life.Hard work, truthfulness, honesty, respect for all, caring for one another, love for all, fairness, striving to survive in spite of the odds, fear of the Lord, were some but few of the tenets she acquired from her mum, Otobia Amoo during her childhood through to adult life.

With her mum’s keen interest in food and catering business, she was enrolled into the Domestic Science School in Accra where she graduated with a certificate in Food Science. Having successfully acquired the license in Food Science and being the first among the siblings, her mother drafted her into the catering business as her second in command. As smart and hardworking as she was and her mum also possessing fundamental business acumen they transformed the business from just provision of catering services into distribution of food items otherwise referred to as essential commodities during the Kutu Acheampong’s regime. She managed to secure food distribution rights from Tema Food Complex, GNTC, SD Karam under the essential commodities distribution business. As family centered as she was, Naa Densua managed to draft close family relationships into the business.

The business was taken a notch higher when they secured the license to be sole distributors of flour and sugar in the Ablekuma North District, Zone 13.Almighty Zone 13 by far was one of the most active zones among the lot. Her mother, Maa Grace was easily identified as “Densua Nye” (Densua’s mother) just because of the zeal and support Naa Densua gave to the business.

When the essential commodities business was phased out in the early 80’s, Naa Densua re-located from Odorkor to Official Town to revamp her catering business specializing in bread and other flour-related foods.

In 1993, Naa Densua re-located to Lartebiorkorshie with her late husband Jonas Nartey Tetteh and the family. Through the support of the late J. N. Tetteh, the catering business was formally incorporated under the name Lizytet Bakery and Catering Services, specializing in the provision of food at social events and supply to corporate organizations on request. Naa Densua remained the CEO of Lizytet Bakery until her demise.

Family Life

Although Naa Densua was blessed with 4 biological children, motherhood in her vocabulary went beyond the immediate family. Her love and interest in the extended family was beyond measure. Most of her nephews, nieces, cousins and children of friends who stayed with her can attest to Naa Densua motherhood traits.

The majority gathered here today can attest to her super human motherly love. There is no point trumpeting how she benevolently touched mankind, but those of us who came into contact with her under various circumstances can attest confidently; whilst some referred to her as a refuge in times of hardship, others described her as a provider of shelter, whereas others saw in her true friendship and a trustworthy icon. Indeed, the family was overwhelmed by the great tributes that poured in at her residence after her demise.

Her basic virtues included truthfulness, humility, love for each other, seeking each other’s interest, living in peace and harmony, refraining from backbiting. What was wrong to Mrs. Tetteh was wrong and can never be half-truth; she will say it without fear or favor. These virtues sometimes made it difficult for her to be accepted in certain quarters in society, but she cared less.Those of us who lived and studied under her feet can attest to how these principles have impacted our lives.

Her definition of sacrifice defied logic, to Naa Densua sacrifice was not just about giving something, but giving your all and hoping for survival. Sacrifice to her is when what you have left after giving is not enough to carry you through. It will take months if not years if we asked those whose lives she touched to share their respective benevolent experiences with Maa Lizzie.

Her extended family was of immense importance to her and she always fought tooth and nail to hold the family together and in-check some family members disliked her approach and style but to her, fairness, honesty, selflessness and seeking for each other’s interest in the family must be the hallmark.She is but of few words during family meetings but her words had always gone deep and far in addressing complex issues. She never fought and clamored for leadership roles in society or within the family but her demeanor, disposition and wisdom gave her seat at the table of elders. You may dislike her forthrightness and boldness in speaking her mind, but that was Naa Densua. How many times didn’t she seek the interest of the sick and needy in the family, how many times didn’t she deny herself of basic needs to seek the interest of family members and cater for their needs, how many times didn’t she travel far and near to offer support to the family.

Naa Densua, through dint of hard work, commitment, negotiation and overwhelming interest in family affairs managed to pull the extended family together on January 1, 2021 in a maiden extended family gathering. This was an event instituted by her mother for the close family, but had not been held in well over 35 years and not to the level of the extended paternal and maternal families. The gathering brought so much joy and excitement to her, “nothing compares to a family, let’s make a conscious effort to have this gathering twice a year and the bond among us will blossom like never before”–these were her closing remarks during the meeting. Was it a farewell message after fulfilling her desires? Christ knoweth the answer.

Christian Life

We cannot close the chapter on Mrs.Tetteh’s memoir without touching on her passion for the Lord’s work. Mrs.Tetteh was a born and bred Presbyterian and she remained a staunch Presbyterian for 72 years. Together with Mrs. Florence Bentil, Ms. Matilda Lamptey, Mr. Gibson Zelevor, Mr. Ransford, Mr. Eric Acquaa, just to mention a few under the tutelage of Mr. Seth Larmie, they were the toast of Odorkor Presby Church Choir in the late 60’s through the late 70’s under the guidance of Mrs. Acquaaye-Nortey. When she re-located to Odorkor-Official Town in the early 80’s she joined the North Darkuman Congregation which was then at its infant stage, together with Catechist Korboe, Rev. Baffour Owusu Gyimah, Rev. Isaac Gadri, Mr. Noi, Madam Favour Dagadu, Madam Grace Adjetey, Madam. Margaret Mpare, just to mention a few, relentlessly pushed the congregation to higher heights.Her love and hunger for the Lord’s work was beyond what one could ever imagine- she was a firm believer in Matthew 6:33 and made sure her entire household lived by that principle.

Mrs. Naa Densua Tetteh’s passion for the Lord’s work was further heightened when she re-located to Lartebiorkorshie in the early 90’s, joined the Bethel Congregation, Soko and later joined the Max Dodu Congregation in Lartebiokorshie. She again endeared herself to the service of the Lord as always. She served the Lord diligently under the following District Ministers; Rev. I. T. Sackey, Rev. Doku, Rev. Djeagu, Rev. Ollenu and Rev. Adjei Nortey. The welfare of Max Dodu and soul winning remained some of her strongest desires. Mrs. Tetteh also believed in keeping the house of the Lord habitable and welcoming to the soul, and was constantly pre-occupied with the beautification of the Max Dodu auditorium with flowers.

One significant and most recent feat worth mentioning was her effort in single handedly financing fumigation of most of the congregations in the Lartebiorkorshie District when the President asked churches to re-open last year after the pandemic lock down.

Aside supporting the church as an institution Naa Densua took keen interest in the welfare of member and Agents of the church both within the Max Dodu congregation and the Lartebiorkorshie District at large. She believed strongly that whatever blessing came her way was the doing of the Lord and the Lord should have a taste of His blessing ungrudgingly and without measure. The last time she hosted the Reverend Ministers, Agents and their families to break bread in her home was on that same January 1, 2021when she held the extended family gathering. She insisted on organizing the two on the same day when her children advised she split the two to ease the pressure on her. She retorted “Indeed I need my family to be together and united than ever but I need the Lord much more to bless and shepherd this family, the two events will be held together on the same day” my command and so shall it be, it’s either you show up or you don’t. A typical Mrs.Tetteh’s military style anytime she needs the job done.

She occupied key positions and played instrumental roles during her days with the Lartebiorkorshie Presbyterian Church; President of the District Women’s Fellowship, Treasurer for the District Women’s Fellowship, Senior Presbyter of the Max Dodu Congregation, President of the local Women’s Fellowship.

Her love for hymns and songs made her accept request to serve as patron for the many church choirs within and outside the Presbyterian family.

Naa Densua Tetteh was survived by her 4 children Diana, Edward, Felix and Sylvia with 13 grannies.



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Rest Peacefully, Mum.

Shared by David Quist on May 1, 2021
Mum, I followed friends to your home. You never spoke directly with me except for short exchanges like how are you. Yet your warmth extended to my side. We often visited to play hymns and attend other functions in your home.

I share the grief of your sudden passing. I miss you just like I did when my own mother passed. I know and witnessed your Christian life that shines and covers all. Rest Mum, rest in the bossom of your maker. You lived a fruitful and loving life.

Fare thee well.

David Quist.