Nancy and Jennifer, what can I say?
Nancy Echendu Ibe
  • Date of passing: Jun 3, 2012
Let the memory of Nancy be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Nancy Ibe, whom together with her daughter Jennifer my niece were lost in the Dana air crash on Sunday 3rd of June 2012 We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 22nd September 2015

"Jenny's birthday today."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 6th July 2015

""I've got it,"...I said to myself last week. So I came up with "10 Ways to Overcome Trauma and Stress." A tribute here; for the benefit of your survivors; as to what has been helping and what does not help to cope with the trauma and stress associated with loosing you and my mum. Buoyed by a streak of hopeful testimonies, I was determined to alert saints that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

And because I've recently learnt from all this that God forbids sorrow that weakens the body thereby leading to death, I was bold, self-assured and dry-eyed as I set out to accomplish this task.

Armed with a couple of scriptures to nudge me back to levelheadedness if sorrow threaten to overwhelm, I began writing. As I wrote, I could see the furrowed forehead of your husband and the skeptical looks on the faces of the saints. So I stopped. Thankfully. Because when I came back to the piece later, I realized that there is no overcoming your death. Not now. Not ever. One has to learn to live with it or not.

If one chooses not to live with it, one disobeys God. Therefore, we must live with it - (Ephesians 6: 10-20). That is the reality. If we are to reap the rewards of being with you, Nancy, in eternity, we have to stand firm and trust in God's mighty power to deliver ALL from evil.

Friend, when I think of your gentle face, it is not hard at all.  Not at all.
In Jesus name I have prayed, Amen.

Ephesians 6: 10-20
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should."

This tribute was added by Chioma Ibe Iwu on 1st July 2015

"Dear Nancy, I thought I should pass through here today and say hello to you and Jen. Forever in my heart"

This tribute was added by Clara Anyiam on 1st July 2015

"Dear Mr Ike, I don't know your family, just accidentally popped into this site and read through the tributes.  Your tributes to your late First Lady and daughter Jenny brought tears to my eyes, it tells how much you loved her.  It is very painful to loose a loved one. May God in His infinite mercy continue to sustain you and Jess.  Be rest assured that they are resting peacefully in the bosom of the Lord.  Take heart brother."

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 3rd June 2015

"Words are still heavy in my mouth. It's difficult to call you 'my late wife'. God, this is still very painful. Nancy, what should I do?"

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 3rd June 2015

"Saint Nancy Okwulehie-Ibe....resting in God's bossom."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 3rd June 2015

"Another friend died the other day in mysterious circumstances. And I find that I am surer that nothing can separate us from the love of God. I am very certain that you will come with Jesus: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 9th July 2014

"Romans 12: 4 - 21 = Nancy Echendu Okwulehie-Ibe. My dear Nancy, I think I have honored you and my mum today. Women of God - both gone too soon. Praying today that Jessica does not miss you as much as I miss my mum. Love you."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 30th June 2014

"Thinking of you as my day is coming along. Salt of the earth, if only you survived. if not for the word of God, Ike, Jessica, your/jennifer's foundation, one would have been greatly disheartened at the pointlessness of it all.

Again, to those who are bereft or scared, all is well because Jehova who has delivered us from the shock of your death will sustain us as we embody your wonderful qualities and strive to honor you.

I remember the early days of your marriage as you quashed and overcame challenges upon challenges, I have no choice but to be assured that your death will reveal how wonderful and marvelous our God is. Indeed, in this horror, I have seen with my spiritual eyes that we have nothing to fear from the enemy - the devil. We are under God's grace - we have nothing to fear."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 3rd June 2014

"Always always in my thoughts. I remember you often.  Nice to know your parents and Jess are fine. Alleluia. You have passed your caring nature to others who clearly have hit the ground running. Those who trust in the Lord can never be shamed. Praying for Ike, Jess and for those who mourn you. Our joy must surely return in the morning."

This tribute was added by vivian Azuoma on 3rd June 2014

"May their souls rest in peace. Adieu Nancy and Jennifer. Although i did not see u while on earth in person. Ur senseless death brought many to know u and cherish ur living. Death will have no power over u again. Death where is ur power, where is thy sting. Death U hv done them Nancy n Jennifer a favor. They are sleeping n at the same time resting. They do not hv to be afraid of u any more. The will not die again. No more pain, no more sickness, no more sorrow for them. The struggle continues for the living. The pain of living still await anyone that is still living. They have passed on smiling down on us. If only the dead can talk, I believe they will thank u death because u help them find the peace n serenity that they so much needed that the world did not offer them.  They peace n joy that eludes the living. I know if it was money or firm, they will still be alive today. I believed God has called them to rest. To leave this sinful world n the pain of living behind. Adieu Dear.  And to u their loved ones  take heart.  Hold onto the nice memories that u had together. Rejoice knowing that u did ur part while they were here with u.  Remember u will meet them again to part no more. May the peace of The Lord continue to be ur strength. Shalom."

This tribute was added by Frank Uche Dibia on 3rd June 2014

"Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be more that a thought apart. For as long as there is a memory, they’ll live on in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers will always remain with you, Hon Iyke. Rest in peace Nancy & Jennie."

This tribute was added by Chioma Ibe Iwu on 3rd June 2014

"Hi Nancy thought you might like to know that your parents are well looked after by your siblings and your sister in law chinyere is helping your hubby care for Jess. Rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 3rd June 2014


Nancy and Jennifer were two of a kind. Nancy was the wind beneath my wings. For fifteen years She made me soar to great heights. She was all I needed to excel and I excelled. Jennifer was the sunshine in my life. She brought the sun when the clouds gathered. She made every frown on my face disappear. She made joyful sounds. Both were my wind and my sun. Two years now, Jessica and I have not soared and the clouds keep circling. They tell us time heals all wounds, what a lie. Yet to heal but maybe still could heal. Our help is in the name of God who made heaven and earth. Eloi Eloi Lama Sabactani. Mary the mother of Jesus, Ora Pro Nobis."

This tribute was added by Nneka Igwe Onwudiwe on 18th December 2013

"Nancy and Jenny, I picked up courage to see Jess in Abuja, something I dreaded since that fateful day. I hugged her and she asked why I didn't come to the funeral. I struggled to hold and hide tears as I did not want her to cry too. I apologized and she forgave my absence at the funeral because I was in faraway America. She is doing well. Surely, Ike has done a marvelous job."

This tribute was added by Chioma Ibe Iwu on 14th December 2013

"Hi Nancy, saw a documentary on TV about a crash unfortunately it was very graphic and I burst into tears the boys were there it was not pretty but what can I do. Will I ever be able to come to terms with your death. This is hoping you and Jenny are having fun"

This tribute was added by chijindu okwulehie on 16th October 2013

"Aunty Eche, Jenny and my mummy, for over a year I have hoped that you would come back to us, but now I know for sure that you are not coming back I appreciate that fact only because you are where you want to be. I have not said anything about your departure because I didn't believe you were gone, it hurts me not to have you but you are happier than you've ever been so I would respect that."

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 26th September 2013

"First Lady, yes, you and Jenny are there in heaven and we are still in this hell called Nigeria where everything has broken down. You must be laughing now but I know you are also praying for me and Jess. The tribute and book event honouring you and Jenny went on very successful on Sunday at Owerri. You would be proud of our effort. We love you both and miss you greatly. Ora Pro Nobis."

This tribute was added by weremara okwulehie on 26th September 2013

"I think about you everyday ,I respect your perspectives more and so many things you told me now make a lot of sense and I especially wish you are here. I am your  greatest fan."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 11th June 2013

"I just got word that Nigeria is overhauling its aviation industry and that the results are already showing. Look at how your family is honoring you!!!! NAJICPA, memorials, revival of the importance of family and family unity. You did not have to die for these to be achieved. You and Ike would have accomplished them nonetheless."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 11th June 2013

"Forerunner, omezi obodo, feminist, stalwart, the energy of Honorable Ike Ibe - human rights attorney, go to person, peacemaker, grace under tremendous pressure, your family and friends and the Ibe family will be comforted. I don't want you to be troubled by our reactions of grief. Relax. We are gathering momentum. Relax."

This tribute was added by Chioma Ibe Iwu on 6th June 2013

"It is 1 year now I still don't know what to do. This is the most confusing thing in my life. I thought maybe if I see yours and Jenny's grave I will feel better but that has not helped. I hope to God this family will be ok. You may like to know Jess and your husband are hanging in there, Jess gets scared easily now but in general she is doing ok."

This tribute was added by Ozee Nwadike on 4th June 2013

"To live in the hearts of those who love you is not to die. Nancy, you are not dead, just away from this space. Peace to you and Jenn."

This tribute was added by Nneka Igwe Onwudiwe on 4th June 2013

"Already 1yr! It was just like yesterday when I heard the shocking news that Dana airline crashed perishing 153 lives. Oh Nancy! I miss you so much! For the past 4weeks, we drive pass Mathias Choice, where you guys lived in Bowie, Maryland. For some reason, I always slow down and my girls shout "That’s Jennifer’s house” & tears fall down my eyes. Our thoughts are ever with you & Jenny. RIP"

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 3rd June 2013

"First Lady, we drove home to Obowo on friday and marked your first year memorial. We drove back to Abuja almost in complete silence. Almost at the exact time you departed, BBC called me on phone as I was driving. They asked me how I felt one year after and why I formed NAJICPA. Yes, I know you know what I answered. 'YOUR DEATH WILL NEVER BE IN VAIN. IT WILL NEVER BE'. Ora pro nobis, angel."

This tribute was added by Itss Danielle on 3rd June 2013

"Mrs. Ibe, how are you? I know you're doing just fine with God & Jennifer. But for your loved ones, we all are struggling dearly. I just want to hear your voice again. I want to hear Jenn's voice as well. You were a very strong woman who believed in The Lord very much. I don't know why you & Jenn had to pass away but I just want you both to know that I love you very much & Rest In Peace!!!!"

This tribute was added by Oriaku Okereke on 3rd June 2013

"It is exactly one year. Your memory still lives on."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 3rd June 2013

"Nnem, one year to the day.

In the midst of me questioning life, you forced me to view things differently. You have made me understand that we have to keep at it, even if it is absurd. That the devil constantly seeks to destroy our hope and mainstay. My dearest darling Nancy, I miss you"

This tribute was added by Ngozi Ananaba-Nwankwo on 3rd June 2013

"Your memory is very much alive in Nigeria (NAJICPA) we will keep it alive. We love and miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by Itss Danielle on 27th May 2013

"I can't explain how much your death has affected me. Jenn's too. Jenn & I were the best of friends. I miss you so much Mrs. Ibe. This has been too much for me to bear. Next week Monday will be a year that you have been gone, but I still remember the day I got the horrific news just like it was yesterday. You are in a better place now. R.I.P Mrs. Ibe, you remain forever in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Ugochukwu dennis nwagbo on 20th May 2013

"Dear Nancy, honestly i shed tears like never before, when i started reading ur husband's writes up here, that i started asking God, where are u lord, but i strongly believe that the Lord knows everything. Continue to rest in the bossom of the lord, you and Jennifer with  our aunty. My brother and good friend Ike c Ibe, stop crying, it is well."

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 3rd May 2013

"First Lady, It's eleven months but it still seems like yesterday. I promised you that your death will not be in vain. I have taken the struggle to all corners of the earth including the world bank where I have been speaking out against corruption. We will walk against corruption on May 9th in your memory all over the world. Rest on angel.You and Jenn Keep an eye on us and intercede for us."

This tribute was added by Chioma Ibe Iwu on 3rd April 2013

"Nancy nwannem, We are here still trying to come to terms with your going away with Jen. I see you guys in the dream all the time. Closure is no where near.It is still very difficult. I hope to have closure one day. Jess was with us for christmas it was very sad for me, I was not able to talk much looking at your husband and daughter. I hope to God they can get some peace"

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 3rd April 2013

"The sky looks misty and cloudy, looks like the rain is going to fall today. The heavy winds of last night was all over our doors and windows. The green plastic you put on our doors to protect us from wind and rain are still there. As they whisper with the wind, they remind me of your care and love. First Lady, its 10 months today. Ora pro nobis."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 27th March 2013

"A friend buried his wife this past weekend. I could not stop thinking of you. I wonder how my dear friend Ike is doing. Nancy, I miss you.
I am disappointed that I still shed tears at the thought of you and loved ones gone. Since I know we shall meet again.  Please, keep watching over me. I miss you."

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 4th March 2013

"First Lady, yesterday makes it exactly 9 months since we have been saying Oh God, why. We will never know why, but God knows best. I know you are with Him in Heaven so you know why. Down here, the wound is getting deeper and the pain more agonizing. Please pray for us, tell God to have mercy on us, its very tough down here"

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 4th February 2013

"First Lady, yesterday was exactly 8 months you moved up. Saturday night, you came in a red flowery dress sitting on a white chair sorrounded by a white cloud. You looked at me, smiled and made a sign of the cross and you moved on. Yesterday 3rd I sat with Jess at our chair in church and the choir was singing our song. I tell you, this will never go away because I couldn't sing. Jess sang."

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 7th January 2013

"First Lady, we made it through the first xmas and Jessica's birthday. It was a drag. Jessica was so sad as we were opening xmas gifts in London with her cousins and aunties. I went by our house in Washington and tears came rolling down my cheeks. I asked myself if I should have left us all in Washington. 3rd was the 7th month memorial and 1st was our wedding anniversarry. Vacation was sad."

This tribute was added by Stellamaris Ajuruchi on 2nd January 2013

"What a big loss!!! What a painful exit!!! I sent my first tribute on 11th June, a week after the crash but didn't realise I knew Mrs Nancy Ibe untill today. Yes! I met you the day your family did thanksgiving even after loosing out of the guber race at the party house along okigwe road in owerri. I performed for u with Aunty Ukachi Wachukwu and u were all smiles. Hon. Ike C. Ibe, take heart"

This tribute was added by jessica ibe on 1st January 2013

"luv u mom, and i will never forget u, i'll think about u 4ever"

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 3rd December 2012

"First Lady, its exactly 6 months ago today that you surprised us and ascended into Heaven. I know you and Jenny are seated at the right hand of God. They say time heals all wounds, but I think whoever said that lied. The wound is as fresh as it was on that fate-filled day of june 3rd. The wound will forever be fresh no matter how much time passes. RIP First lady. Watch over us as always."

This tribute was added by Steph Amaka Evuleocha-Uwakweh on 3rd November 2012

"My dear brother, your posts are so moving.Even though I have never met you, it is hard to hold back tears reading through your tributes to your first lady. How you must love her and your beloved daughter! O ga dri gi mma. Jehovah will continue to be your strength and shield. Ndo!"

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 3rd November 2012

"Your death is a shock to me. I have said that I am comforted that Jess is here. The truth is that I was relieved and grateful. Isn't it shocking that humanity has to resort to prostrating daily in gratitude when in going about daily mundane tasks we escape death as a result of the machinations of a very few. Ah my sister, I hope you and Jenny are in a better place."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 3rd November 2012

"I was talking about you and jessica and jenny to a friend yesterday. That yesterday too, to my surprise, I saw somewhere on TV that what I, full of the Spirit and in sorrow, had said and written about you after I heard the dreadful news, was uttered by Jackie Kennedy after JFK was killed. Nancy dearest, you are now a legend. And I know you'll be shy, cos of your humble nature."

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 3rd November 2012

"First Lady and Jenny, its five agonizing months today already. Please ask God to continue to watch over us as I know you are. Jess and I still sit on the couch overlooking your pictures and trying to find some answers. I started working on the book "God, Nigeria and my Family's Blood". I promise, you will always be here with us. Tell God I said so."

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 22nd October 2012

"First Lady, many people called to wish me happy birthday today. But what is there to be happy about. You and Jenny are not here to sing for me like you did last year. What a life, what a waste. Anyway, Jess did very well at the tournament. She was the key to their school's silver cup. As I told her, you and Jenny watched over here. She was very happy after the tournament and all weekend."

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 19th October 2012

"First lady,Jess did well in the 1st quarter exam and report in school. For the first time I went to the student conference. Jess is playing in the voleyball tournarment tomorow. For the first time I'm taking her there instead of you and for the first time she is playing without Jenny. She is sad and nervous, I assured her both Jenny and you will be watching over her. Biko watch over her."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 13th October 2012

"Ike, Sorry. Sorry. Sorry. Please hold your heart. For all our sake. Please. Your sadness is well understood. The issue here is that you are very much needed. For all our sake. PLEASE do not faint or wither away in sorrow."

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 12th October 2012

"First lady, I won't lie to you, we are finding life without you much more difficult. Last night about 1.30 am, the transformer in the estate blew up and there were heavy sparks all over the place. Jessica woke up sreaming. When we went back to sleep, "I saw you thereafter" as you were just standing by the kictchen and I was in the living room crying. I know you came to tell us it was okay."

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 3rd October 2012

"First lady, its exactly four months today and we are still confused. You "came" with Jenny early this morning and gave us some encouraging advice. Jess wore your clothes on friday for their school national day event. She also sang in memory of Jenny. She was very beautiful, sonorous and brave. I'm sure you and Jenny saw her too. Keep watching over us. We love and miss you both unbearably."

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 22nd September 2012

"God what is happening to us. I ask you Lord, what is happening? You make us go through Jenny's birthday today without her and her mother? Are you there Lord? Where are you? What is happening?"

This tribute was added by Chioma Ibe Iwu on 21st September 2012

"I have no faith in anything again. What is the point if you and Jen can be taken just like that. I struggle daily not to throw in the towel. I finally managed to talk to your mum without breaking down. I can't even imagine how she and your dad feel. I know this pain will never go away. I just have to find a way to live with it. Hope you and Jen are in a better place than here."

This tribute was added by weremara okwulehie on 21st September 2012

"Eche it has not been the same again we are all struggling , trying to make sense out of life again i hope we all pull through this de sam is grief striken and nma is so aged the rest of us are trying to be brave at least for them but sister your death is a loss such as has never being before.everything brings back memories of you ezi nwanyi nodu nma"

This tribute was added by Itss Danielle on 20th September 2012

"I love both of you very much! See you soon! =( Miss you both ALOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!"

This tribute was added by sarah aibe on 21st August 2012

"though i spent a little time with u ,the little time i spent with meant a great thing to me , i remembered the time when i was going to school u asked if i needed any thing although i said no u still said '' take buy yourself smetin nyc'' .  i cant stop tinking over it dat u re gone , we rily miss u BIG MUMMY"

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 17th August 2012

"Nancy, your death has now become a symbol. The odds were against you and you overcame them over and over again. Your life was a testimony, the result of all that is wholesome and progressive. Yes, your death is premature, yet you have achieved much. Your light shines on, ever so brightly. Death must be very frightened right now. Because you now seem so much alive to me. I am in awe of you."

This tribute was added by njemlere ubani on 1st August 2012

"my dear aunties and cousn it is so painful that you left me alone in this the world you are gone but to my heart you are just entering i love you all so much. in due time we shall meet again and this time we shall not be seperated.may your perfect souls rest in peace .to my wonderful cousin jennifer and my wonderful aunties mariah and echendu it is well."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 28th July 2012

"Thinking of you and little Jennifer today."

This tribute was added by Steph Amaka Evuleocha-Uwakweh on 25th July 2012

"We shall never fathom the purpose of such waste of precious lives. To loved ones who remain: the Balm of Gilead will dry your tears in Jesus' name. Oji ji jide mma will comfort you and the rest of the family. Dike n'aha will grant you peace even in this time of sore trial. Mbido na ogwugwu will be your strength and shield. Take heart, my brother and be strong. Ndo!"

This tribute was added by Sopuruchi Junior on 21st July 2012

"This is unbelievable, may God give your soul peace to never struggle again Nancy and Jenny , we love you but God love you the must ,God know the reason of calling you at this time. may your gentle soul rest in peace"

This tribute was added by kelechi ogbuehi on 18th July 2012

"Always in My prayers. May your soul and the soul of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in Peace Amen! And to your dearest husband Ike, The Lord is Your strenght..."

This tribute was added by Emeka Onwuvuariri on 18th July 2012

" fragile, sudden, broken, the wake of such a loss, we are haunted by things we don't, and may never understand. Yet the solace we seek may not come from answers. So we look for comfort in the belief of love's everlasting connection. May that love lift you and hold you close, and give you peace.
Adieu  Aunty Nancy and Jenny...."

This tribute was added by njemlere ubani on 18th July 2012


This tribute was added by njemlere ubani on 18th July 2012


This tribute was added by njemlere ubani on 18th July 2012

"Echee,your memory is blessed.I CELEBRATE U everyday.I may not hv you physically but you LIVE in my heart.where no dana or whatever can touch.yesterday i sang alot of our songs,i cried,i laughed,ur voice,ur laughter keeps echoing in my head.How,jst how can i ever forget U ECHEEM,ADANNEM,NNEMNTA EZI ENYIM,ECHENDU NWALEYIA OKWU.IJE IJEGI NKEOMA."

This tribute was added by Chioma Ibe Iwu on 15th July 2012

"They say in everything give thanks. I ask why and they say well, someone could have died. So what do I do this time should I still give thanks? Chai first lady, Jenny this is unbelievable."

This tribute was added by Nneka Igwe Onwudiwe on 14th July 2012

"Nancy, its been 6wks and no call from you. So this is it!!! You re truly gone with Jenny. June 3rd, 2012 will never be forgotten. What a day! A day that we all cried and still crying because we are yet to comprehend what happened. Love you sister. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Mathew Ifeanyi Ekeh on 14th July 2012

"The soul that has gone,was indeed a great one.It shined bright even in the darkest times.May  the soul rest in peace.I am sorry for ur loss."

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 14th July 2012

"Very sorrowful in my heart this week thinking of you and your young family - Ike, you, jessica and jenny. I have cried so many times -  wanting to pick up the phone to call Ike, stopping cos I know I cant comfort him and knowing he cant comfort me.  I am so saaad. So sad for Ike, for myself, for your kids and your parents and the Ibe family and all those that mourn this abomination. HELP!"

This tribute was added by Chidi Melody Obiukwu on 13th July 2012

"Didn't really know you, but from all I've heard of you; Nancy, you must be an angel indeed!  As I light this candle for you and your daughter, tears are dropping down my cheeks... How can such a GEM go so soon??? I want to join your loved ones to say, 'thank you' for touching lives; for the love and care you showered on humanity. May you and your daughter continue to rest in God's bosom!"

This tribute was added by La Juan Hill-Jeter on 12th July 2012

"Ike there are no words that can express how I feel right now because I'm still in disbelief.God called home two beautiful Angel's who will be watching over you and your daughter getting you through this difficult time. Rest in Peace Beautiful Angel's.
                     "Gone But Not Forgotten""

This tribute was added by Egeruoh Cyrinus on 12th July 2012

"Even though your exit will leave a scar on our hearts that time and space will not heal, we shall be consoled by the fact that God has the best place for you. You will be forever remembered and loved."

This tribute was added by Charles Ihedigbo on 12th July 2012

"God in all majesty. God of the universe. You are Holy. The universe declares your Majesty. God of Heaven & Earth. Aleluya. Hon. Ike, our prayers are with you. But always remember that God is God and will continue to be God."

This tribute was added by Peter Ifeanyi on 12th July 2012


This tribute was added by Austin Chiwuke on 12th July 2012

"may your souls rest in the lord ,Amen"

This tribute was added by Solo Ohiri on 11th July 2012

"Nancy, you and Jennie will be forever Missed. You will continue to live in the hearts of loved ones, family and friends. May your gentle soul rest in the bossom of the Lord. I know your are in a better place."

This tribute was added by E.J. ANAKANI on 11th July 2012

"Ike nwa nnem, ya diwa. Onye nwem gbaa gi ume."

This tribute was added by chris Anosike on 11th July 2012

"God of mercy,
as we mourn the death of Nancy Ibe and her daughter Jennifer
and we thank you for their  life,
we also remember times when it was hard for us to understand,
to forgive,
and to be forgiven.
Heal our memories of hurt and failure,
and bring us to forgiveness and lifein Jesus Christ our Lord.

This tribute was added by Prisca Okeahialam-Swaray on 11th July 2012

"Ike, words are not enough to express my heartfelt condolence to you.  This is a real tragedy. Praying that the Holy Spirit will continue to comfort you in the mighty nam eof Jesus."

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 10th July 2012

"First Lady, where have you been? I'm still waiting for your call oo. You told Jess to remind me to stop at the store and buy milk. She did not and our milk is finished. We don't know what to do oo. Come home please, we are starving. Tell Jenny to come with some new books and movies. We are waiting."

This tribute was added by weremara okwulehie on 6th July 2012

"one month after i still feel the same way or worse please come back eche and jenny please.I have never used the word 'funeral',death ',burial ' all because i don't believe you are any of those .God please put me out of this misery please"

This tribute was added by NONYE EDOH on 5th July 2012

"Aunty Maria, Echendu and Jennifer,

The hearts of those you left behind will never stop bleeding. Your gentle presence will all be missed. May God grant you all Eternal Rest. Amen.


This tribute was added by Obidike Ubani on 5th July 2012

"O death, where is thy sting, O grave, where is thy victory? You may be absent in the body, but you are permanently engraved in the hearts of all you touched and caused to smile again. You are in our hearts. You can never die, you can never be forgotten. Live on, Eche, live on."

This tribute was added by Uchenna Onyebuchi on 1st July 2012

Simple but unique
A noblewoman
A dear sister we love
You lived a gentle life
Now you sleep
Gone, but not from our hearts"

This tribute was added by Ijeoma Onyebuchi Nwoji family on 30th June 2012

"How rude! Death took without permission
And like all thieves, stole the good things
If there was a tug of war, death would have lost
But we were not consulted
For reasons best known to God, He allowed it
“To die is gain”
We miss you dearly"

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 29th June 2012

"Ike calls you his first lady. So true as I witnessed first hand how you change and enhance lives including mine. During the years of Ike's exile in the US and during the loss of his brother, you were a stalwart beside him, absorbing, deflecting, and sharing his troubles. Death is so painful! God, this is too much! I thank God nonetheless."

This tribute was added by Julie Punsalan on 27th June 2012

"Nancy, I'll always remember your sweet beautiful smile.  May you and
Jennifer rest in peace.  My heartfelt condolences to the Ibe family."

This tribute was added by Chukwudi Ibeh on 27th June 2012

"Aunty Nancy i am crying and dumbfounded.i cant believe i will never see you and Jenny were such a good aunt to all of us , jenny was full of life and very intelligent. will forever miss you 2. I am still crying!"

This tribute was added by Angelica Iroh on 26th June 2012

"Nancy, my sister. I will never say goodbye cos I will never forget U or your beautiful smile. I know U heard the Lord calling you. He is the one who gave you life. He will never let U be alone, so do not fear. He will see You through. Don't worry about your love ones, just cherish the times we shared . Trust in the lord and have no doubt that God loves you far more than words can express."

This tribute was added by Sly Maduforo on 26th June 2012

"Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord & let perpetual light shine upon them. May Nancy and Jennifer rest in peace, amen.
Lord only You can heal these bleeding hearts that mourn. Please help!"

This tribute was added by victoria okwulehie on 26th June 2012

"Echendu Nwam,to live in my heart is not to die,you were a courageous daughter indeed, you never took your role as my Ada lightly  you made me a proud mother.Even though you have returned to your maker i see your foot print everywhere you threaded. Ga ije gi nke oma oh! Ada oma ,Ada eji aga mba ,ada bekee ada mama ya, nwannem ga na udo oh!"

This tribute was added by joycee awojoodu on 26th June 2012

"Aunts Nancy as I use to call you, I will always remember your sweet spirit and care. I remember when you found out I was moving from the states and you asked my mom and I if I was sure. Then you proceeded to send me emails during the process and took me out for lunch some months back when I arrived. You are an angel, and I know we will meet again. Much love 2 you and Jennifer"

This tribute was added by FLORENCE AWOJOODU on 25th June 2012

"Nancy was our co-worker.On behalf of the staff of Laurel Regional Hospital in the USA , we send our condolences to the IBE family. Nancy and Jennifer will surely be missed. Nancy was a true gem and her life speaks for itself. It is not for us to question why but to accept that it is Gods will. May you all find peace in knowing that they will be in a better place. Our prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by Martin Gbados on 25th June 2012

"Nancy..death has nothing on life you shined and in death you are even more remembered. Your love for my cousin and your  daughters had no measure. You will forever live in our hearts"

This tribute was added by Chioma Orjiako on 25th June 2012

"My family and I extend our condolences to the Ibe family. It is indeed a painful exit. If only the hand of the clock could be turned we would wish all of this away. I pray that God strengthens you all as you take it one day at a time. Adieu Nancy and Jenny! Rest in Peace!"

This tribute was added by Chinyere Ibeh Ebeh on 23rd June 2012

"IT takes only an angle, a rare germ to move in her mother-in-law, sister-in-law and two kids to her home for close to 3years without a complain. Everyday i watched you care and love my brother IKE and my old and fragile mother. Everyday i thank God for such a kind and sweet lady like you NANCY. I can't begin to say how much of a sister you were to me.u said u'll be bac. am waiting sis chi"

This tribute was added by jessica ibe on 20th June 2012

"Mom, just so you know, I will always love you, and when you were on earth, you use to tender me with so much love that I would never forget. And I will always love you and Jennifer and Anty Maria.
                 Love you guys!!
                                                 Jessica Ibe"

This tribute was added by Rosemary Ekeada on 20th June 2012

"SHOCK. Wise gentle one, how come? To me, you are still alive. Someone had asked what you and your little one - Jennifer- were thinking while the plane was going down. I cant imagine it. I have to think of you both as alive.  I thank God that Jessica that I saw minutes after she was born is still here. I thank God. REST IN PEACE my dear friend. My love to Jennifer."

This tribute was added by Nneka Igwe Onwudiwe on 19th June 2012

"If God would grant me just one wish, I’d wish that you and Jennifer were not on that Dana Air Crash. No one can fill your vacant places in our lives. My heart still aches in sadness and tears. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk right up to heaven and bring both of you back again. Adieu my sister Nancy and my Princess Jennifer till we meet again!"

This tribute was added by Kelechi Udenwa on 19th June 2012

"Truly sad to lose two lovely people at the same time. Nancy,  I pray you and Jennifer find rest in the Lord. May your souls Rest in Perfect Peace. My prayers are with Ike, Jessica and the family. "It is well"."

This tribute was added by njemlere ubani on 19th June 2012

            Not even a word, my heart is so heavy, you always made me laugh with your jokes and live FOREVER in my heart.
Echee n Jenny we ll surely meet again. Your sis Njem ."

This tribute was added by Ozee Nwadike on 18th June 2012

"Nancy: We started out having a professional relationship and then it blossomed into a personal relationship. You never said a hurting word for all the period I knew you. You never had any anger and your concern was the well being of your family and other people. You supported Ike's dream of running the Guber race in Imo State and put up with all his absences. You were a gem, gone 2 soon."

This tribute was added by Ike Ibe on 18th June 2012

"Yes, this is my wife and my daughter we are talking about. My First Lady Nancy and my Angel Jenny. Yes, my wife and my daughter. Dana has dazed me. Eloi Eloi, lama sabactani. Jessica indeed saw me crying."

This tribute was added by Edero Obukata on 17th June 2012

"I never met you or your daughter but with all the great things I have heard about you and your daughter, It is an especially great loss that you have departed this world. And so many hearts are aching with the pain of loss. Mine too especially when I see and feel the pain of those you left behind. I wish I had met you .May your souls rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Ani on 16th June 2012

""May your beautiful soul rest in peace. Ibe family, please accept my condolences" ."

This tribute was added by Chizo Ibe on 16th June 2012

"We were thought to believe in miracles. I am still waiting to wake up from this nightmare. Could you and Jenny be somewhere waiting to be rescued. God please tell me this is not true."

This tribute was added by Oriaku Okereke on 15th June 2012

"You will continue to live in the hearts of loved ones, family and friends. Rest in peace in the Lord's bosom. The Good Lord shall grant the Ibes and all of us the fortitude to bear the loss. Sleep on!!!"

This tribute was added by Comfort Alinonu on 12th June 2012

"May your gentle soul rest in peace.  May your family find comfort in knowing that you and your child are together seated at the right hand of our heavenly father.  You will be greatly missed!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Obiageri Ekeh on 12th June 2012

"Rest in peace! It is well with the Ibe family!"

This tribute was added by Itss Danielle on 12th June 2012

"Mrs. Ibe you were like a second mom to me. It's hard knowing that you'll never come back again. Even though you aren't here with us physically you'll always be in my heart and the heart of others. I wish I could just have a little bit of time.... even if it was a minute to tell you what you and your family meant to me.It feels like I just got my heart ripped out of me. R.I.P Mrs. Ibe ;("

This tribute was added by Anita Gupta on 12th June 2012

"its so sad--you will be  missed forever"

This tribute was added by Stellamaris Ajuruchi on 11th June 2012

"Its a pity that you died this way. May God receive you in his bossom. Adieu."

This tribute was added by weremara okwulehie on 11th June 2012

"Eche, ,what is this you have done,have you left or what?i thought you told me you just got ready to pursue your dreams? you had so much to look forward to eche,please where are you? i am not able to write you a tribute you will never be 'was' to me never!please leave on my sister live on!!!!!!!!!!!.your younger sister maamaa"

This tribute was added by Ngozi Ananaba-Nwankwo on 10th June 2012

"Nanacy its hard to say goodbye to somebody like you but death have strucked, you will be forever remembered by us your family and friends we will ever live to love you. Rest in perfect peace"

This tribute was added by ada azi on 9th June 2012

"You will be forever remembered and loved!"

This tribute was added by Chioma Ibe Iwu on 9th June 2012

"There is no one like you. You took us like your blood family looked after your mum in law like yours. We were all in and out of your home like no man business. But you didn't mind not one bit. You will be missed greatly my sister. The poor you helped start a new life no longer have a helper. Rest in peace my darling sister. I know you will look after Jennie"

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