Let the memory of Naomi remain with us forever
  • 52 years old
  • Born on October 29, 1963 in Firestone Margibi County, Harbel, Liberia.
  • Passed away on July 21, 2016 in Denver, Colorado, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Naomi Ezeagu, 52, born on October 29, 1963 and passed away on July 21, 2016. We will remember her forever.

There are some things that are just hard to explain. Naomi was a gem. One of those rare people you come across every now and then. She was intelligent as she was hard working.   Her passing represents a huge loss to the Liberia Country Office of the African Development Bank, because Naomi had knowledge on the people, the history, and culture of Liberia. She had experienced almost every aspect of life in this country, especially during the war – her favorite topic. If you wanted art work, she knew just where to go. If it was life among civil society organizations, she could give you a chapter.  She would see aspects of things you never could imagine unless you looked again as she pointed them out to you.

 The Bank and ORWA has indeed lost a dedicated, devoted and productive staff member. Within Liberia’s challenges, Naomi gave her best. Our office is really in mourning. We could weep like babies, but what would it bring us???

It is hard to think that in December, Naomi left with her own two feet, and now her empty desk might only be filled by someone else. Her laughter is lost to us forever.

In all of this, Naomi has rested in the Lord. The pain of her cancer is no more. The burden of her loss is ours now to carry. May our load be light.

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Wake keeping will be held on August 12, 2015 and funeral service on August 13, 2016 in Philadelphia. Specific locations to follow soon.

For the family:

Lorenzo Mitchell 720-261-8823
Nina Collins 610-585-3594
Mildred Ezeagu Kromah 240-678-4934
Prince Emeka Oscar Ezeagu (+231) 880-938-021
Omar Ezeagu 704-450-9632
Priscilla Ezeagu (+352) 691-608-570
Georgia Choima Ezeagu Ross 484-273-8953
Fatima Ezeagu (+231) 886-758-736
Christina Ezeagu Bennah 404-661-5789
Catherine Ngozi Ezeagu Williams 612-968-9384
Shadrack Ezeagu 803-363-3516

 

 Memorial Fund

 
Bank of America
Name: Lorenzo Mitchell
Account number: 444008067821
number: 064000020 

Or 

Address and mail to:
Lorenzo Mitchell
3001 Grape St.
Denver, CO 80207

Or

Wells Fargo
Name: Catherine Williams
Account #: 1746386687
Routing# 091000019

Or

In Liberia? Please make payments to:

Mwasnoh Tuah at Ecobank
Tel: 088.656.3528
email: mtuan@ecobank.com

 

 


 

Posted by Alainpierre Mbonampeka on 28th October 2017
I am still missing you sister. Now you are grounded there near our God ...you became angel. Please interced for us so we can live a life accepted and guided by God ....and an angel like you.
Posted by Danlette Nyanti on 29th October 2016
Ah Fufu I really missed u.RIP.❤️️
Posted by Massa Washington on 29th October 2016
Amehn Fufu, we are still in shock. Happy Heavenly Birthday my dear sister. Wow!
Posted by MacArthur Pay-Bayee on 29th October 2016
Gone so soon, my adviser, my most knowledgeable sister, my confidante? Wherever you are, I am sure you know the vacuum that you left, the hearts that you hurt and the numerous unanswerable questions.I miss you dearly.. Rest in peace and we shall meet "...on that great getting uip morning."
Posted by Musu Clemens on 28th October 2016
Naomi, Happy Birthday. Your larger than life spirit lives on. Today on your 53rd birthday, I join the hundreds who love you in a global Pentecostal prayer for kindness, empathy, support, humor, insight, intelligence....all of the attributes which you embodied. My girl I love you and miss you. Your girl, Musu
Posted by Daniel Attoh on 27th August 2016
Aye Aunty Fufu. Gone too soon. You were so infectious with your love, advice and encouragement. Thanks for imparting me. I will forever love and appreciate you. Together with my family, we want to wish the family grace and peace at this difficult time. Take heart and God bless.
Posted by Anthony Crawford on 12th August 2016
HOPE SHE FLOWERS AND LIVES AGAIN WITH US AS THIS BEAUTIFUL FLOWERING TREE. TRULY A VERY VERY SAD LOSS, SHE WAS A TRUTH FRIEND AND I MISS HER A LOT, TODAY WITH PAINFUL EMPTINESS, MEMORIES........... GOD BLESS YOU NOVEMBER ECHO AS I WAS USED TO CALLED YOU.
Posted by Ludmilla Dwana on 12th August 2016
ANT FUFU ..who's at the door?it's me teatima ..oh Dwana daughter come in. where's caroline?? your ma fatima at the back. you always encourage n supported me . YOUR MEMORIES WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME REST IN PEACE ANT FUFU
Posted by Mai Stevens on 12th August 2016
RIP Fufu you were truly a blessing. Sleep well.
Posted by Etta Williams on 11th August 2016
God have spoken, the church says Amen. Rest from your labor, be at peace...It is well.
Posted by Rachel Andrews on 11th August 2016
Aye Star as you were affectionately called at Africare Liberia. Naomi you were hard working and ready to take on any task and so you made it easy for both expatriates and local staff. Thank you for being a good admin assistant. Rest in peace and may light perpetual shine on you. Lorenzo, be strong at this difficult time. May The Lord grant you strength and peace always. May your mother's joyful demeanor always bring you smile as you remember her.
Posted by Massa Washington on 11th August 2016
Wow, Fufu, this is a very tough one for me and the entire Washington family. Though not a biological sister yet you are the sister we always had and the daughter my parents loved. We knew you all our lives. I remember how deeply hurt you were when my dad passed away in 2014, followed by the passing of our mother, Sis Nellie with whom you were so closed,last year November. How you were a source of strength especially for me, calling and writing all the way from Liberia. You shared our grief. Amehn Fufu, this is a crises for us. To quote your words when my mother passed away, "this is too painful". Go take your rest Ma and tell everybody hello for me. Love you forever. Broken hearted.
Posted by Yondeh Moore on 11th August 2016
Although I never knew you in life, the tributes are indeed a testimonial to how you lived while you were here on earth.......your heart will indeed go on through the memories you created and the impact you made on the lives you touched....... May your soul rest in perfect peace...........
Posted by Joe Dugbo on 10th August 2016
Fufu, you left too soon; I know not by your will but by the will of a higher being who has no doubt prepare a place for you. A place that you will find eternal peace and joy forever. I miss you Fufu. Your memory will live in me for the rest of my life. Thank you for everything, may your journey be peaceful and light perpetual shine on you.
Posted by Ruth Brown on 10th August 2016
Ezeagu.... as I always. Called you today I have come to say I believe you are gone from this earth but not from my life. I am out of words knowing you are resting in the hands of our Lord. I once Gave you your flowers when you were alive in the Church asking people to stand and clap for you by saving a lost soul. You have left me alone along with others you took at Remedy. I just want to say thank you so much for leading me to Christ, thank you for making me believe in myself, thanks for making me know how important I am in life and society, thanks for teaching me how to be independent at Job, home and relationship. I love you Ezeagu I love you. Your lights will shine and shine forever. Rest in Peace.
Posted by Danlette Nyanti on 9th August 2016
Wow,I'm out of words,your death took me by surprise.Even when u came back after Ma Bea's funeral & u call me that you were ill, I prayed & hope for your recovery.But God knew best.I will surely missed my African attire, & I'm shopping for the bras & shoes for u.I will missed you.RIP my baby Sister,I will surely miss u Fufu.
Posted by Josephine Kawa on 7th August 2016
In life, there are people you come in contact with that are always in your mind. My dear Naomi (Fufu) . Hmmmm.... not enough words to describe my feelings. A sister and friend indeed. I will forever remember and cherished the times we spent together at PFP/LAMCO, Yekepa. Yes, indeed those days, good old days. It is hard to forget people like you. Rest my dear sister, rest peacefully. We will meet again one beautiful day
Posted by Ellen Roberts on 7th August 2016
ANUTY Naomi, ANUTY fufu as u was called by relative and friends we will definitely miss u. It hard to believe and difficult to except that u gone forever, My time spend with you on earth will never be forgotten my bestie ,rest in peace. MARDEA GBARBEA from GRADIA GBARBEA daughter.
Posted by Roland Layfette Giddings on 4th August 2016
Sometimes in life, there are people you meet and they will always remain a significant part of your life. Aunty Fufu as she was affectionately called remains a great inspiration to my wife and I. We met her 14 years ago and from that moment she became an Aunty to us. She added a significant value to our relationship every time we had the opportunity to be with her. My wife and I learned to improve our nature of hospitality from Aunty Fufu. We will surely miss you Aunty Fufu. "Rest in Peace"
Posted by Nne Nna on 4th August 2016
Naomi, indeed it is hard to believe that you are gone. I only met you in December 2013 and it feels like it has been 20 years becasue of your love and sisterly attitude towards me. What about the plans we had to meet in Orlu, Nigeria? You touched many lives and will surley be missed. Rest in the peace of the Lord. May God grant your family members and friends the grace to bear this great loss.
Posted by Martin Scott on 1st August 2016
I still can't believe Fufu is gone. She was a fun person to be around. Whenever she was in Atlanta, she and I would get together at her sister's apartment, and talk, and laugh, and talk, and laugh., and talk. and laugh. You get the point? Fufu was a ton of fun! She would talk about her son (her favorite subject). She and I would talk (and laugh) about the good old days in Monrovia (when Monrovia wasn't filthy). We would talked about Buzzi Quarter. Waterside, Sinkor. The School (night club). LU. Priscilla. Broad Street. Cathedral School. Good-for-nothing Liberian politicians (my favorite subject). I will miss her dearly. May her soul rest in peace.
Posted by Deborah Kromah on 28th July 2016
My dearest friend and sister, you left me without goodbye oh. There's so much that we went through together especially when I had my daughter Twedee. You were my anchor and sail as I fought life's battles and storms. We shared secrets that brought comfort to us both. You were my Mentor,adviser and friend. You saw what no one could see in me. At one point, you told me; Deborah, you are a strong, intelligent and beautiful woman. I want you to get back in school and get that degree, as I know you will do even better than what you are doing now. Ah mehn, I went back and got my degree and you were so excited that I listen to you. I was also going through a bitter divorce process and again you were there encouraging me to hold on and remain steadfast in the things of God. You invited me to come Sinkor Airfield to your church, where I drew strength from the message that day. Who do I call friend and sister, as you were to me. Your kind of a person are rare to stumble across. Oh,Fufu,Twedee is there ....hmmm,this is too much for me ohhh. Rest in peace ma,as I can write and write,but I have to let you rest from all the trauma and drama of life. You have fought a good fight. One day sister we shall meet again. Take you rest. Deborah and Twedee Dewell Nimley.
Posted by Bola Hollist on 28th July 2016
Eternal rest, grant unto Naomi, O LORD, And let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.
Posted by Linda Becker-Chelleh on 28th July 2016
The news of your death came as a shock. You were a mother, sister and friend to everyone you interacted with. As the saying goes 'Let the life you live speak for you'. Yours has spoken and your reward awaits you in heaven. I am grateful that I had an opportunity to interact with a beautiful soul like you. Sleep on till we all meet on that great waking up morning. Your memories will live on forever.
Posted by Faith Kasor on 27th July 2016
I was about 7 or 8 years old when I met this inspiring strong intelligent lady, Fufu was a good friend of my late sister Agnes Kasor, after my sister pass Fufu continue her loving and caring relationship with my entire family and Agnes kids for many years. We all are very hurt about her death but what God designate no man can put a stop. Heaven just pull a beautiful flower from our garden and earn a beautiful ANGEL! RIP sis Fufu
Posted by Joy Kaitibie on 27th July 2016
When the trumpet shall sound and we are awaken from sleep;When we are about to see our Lord, hoping I will see your face before we began to ascend up to glory. Way too soon; but God is to be praise.No more pain my dear. Sleep until that great getting up morning.
Posted by Thomatta C. Cooper on 27th July 2016
"Aunty Fufu", "the MD herself", "Sis. Naomi", From the tributes written we can say that you truly carried your candle and lighted the world while you were with us! So, all we can say now is "Rest in Peace" with your maker as your legacy lived on in the many lives you have touched along your journey.
Posted by Felicia Wolo on 27th July 2016
Oh my God, I just saw this information when I was viewing death announcement from TLCAFRICA.COM. I know this girl friend very well when we were working together at the first Observer mission (UNOMIL). She always been a pleasant person to deal with. She used to call me Felee Felee, whenever we meet. We will missed you but God love you the best.
Posted by Gladys Collins on 27th July 2016
Dear Fufu / Sista / Four digits, Hope you are reading this. You left us in so much pain. But God knows best. You have left a gap in our lives. We will dearly miss you, your advices, counsel, intelligence, insights, hard work, patience, generosity, the prayer times, ... You lightened up our home your last days in this part of the world and your last Christmas and New Year on earth. Everyone was excited to have you around, you were so appreciated by the kids, workers, visitors, everyone. Little did we know we will not be seeing you again when we took you to the airport. It hurts but we are strengthen in our faith. We will miss you dearly sista. Our cycle is broken, but we are assured that you will always live in our hearts. Rest in peace in the bosom of our Lord and Savior whom you love so dearly.
Posted by Musu Clemens on 27th July 2016
Naomi called me friend; and I was honored by her friendship. She touched me in ways large and small. Ezeagu born; Mother of Lorenzo; Phenomenal Woman. The light you shared will never grow dim. Rest, Queen Naomi.
Posted by Jenkins Vangehn on 27th July 2016
Knowing you was a privilege. A privilege I will always cherish. Your sense of humor and lively personality will be dearly missed. You were a big sister and adviser and I thank you for everything. Your scoop on issues of the day and our late night phone calls will be missed. Rest in peace Fufu and may light perpetual shine on your soul.
Posted by Zamzam Seif on 27th July 2016
My sincere condolence. May God give you and your family the fortitude to bear the loss of your beloved sister, a mother and friend to many who knew her and those of us who never had a chance but inspired by stories and time she spent with her family and friends! I heard beautiful stories about her when she spent time with my sister Suda Seif and her family! From what I heard it was amazing time that left with beautiful memory.
Posted by Mose Mabe-Koofhethile on 27th July 2016
My Dearest Naomi, Words cannot express how shocked I was to hear about your transitioning to another life. It had been a while since we had chatted and I did not realize how serious your illness had become. I will remember your professionalism, your encouraging and supportive spirit. I will remember how you welcomed every person who entered the AfDB Office as if they were your long lost friend. I will remember how we would sometimes have lunch together in the office kitchen and you would tell us stories about your Father and Liberia during the war. I will remember you always. May your Beautiful Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.
Posted by Massa Crayton on 27th July 2016
"Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same." .....and surely you were one of those Fufu. It's hard to accept that I will not hear those words of encouragement when I need them most. You were always just in reach that even when you said "let me call you back in 5 mins" was just so reassuring! Rest in Peace my dear 'sista'....rest on in His glory till we meet again!!!
Posted by Gehlue Gehyigon on 27th July 2016
Although we NEVER met in person, but your voice across the phone line spoke a million words about you. Your smiles could be heard each time we talked.... When I called the bank these last few months and stopped hearing your voice, I knew something was wrong.... some thing terrible..... and that terrible thing has taken you away from us..... Rest in Peace my dear big sister...RIP!
Posted by Garmai Sorsor on 26th July 2016
You will be missed dearly Sis. Naomi. I'm out of words and my heart is broken. I will always remember our wonderful time together and all the laughter we shared while we worked at PSI. May your soul rest in peace my "oldma" as I called you.
Posted by Mafar Madell on 26th July 2016
Sis. Naomi, for the many times we shared useful information and tips relating to work, you were also nice and resourceful. You had the knowledge and understood the working society. You are a darling and I am glad i was able to know you and learned from you. Sail on sail on......until we meet. Rest in peace darling.
Posted by Prince Tambah on 26th July 2016
RIP Naomi, we love you but God loves you best. LRFO will forever miss you. Rest in peace...no more pains! We'll miss sharing lunch together; We'll miss sharing staff birthdays together; We'll miss your presence in our Friday staff meetings; We'll miss your organizational skills; We'll miss your gentle smiles; We'll miss your meeting reminders; We'll miss your daily goodbye; We'll miss your contact bank; RIP Sister Naomi...
Posted by Barbara Clemens on 26th July 2016
Naomi, my sister, I left a candle because you were and continue be light in the lives of all who knew you. I always marveled at the many times you called me out of the blue to say just what I needed to hear in the simplest of ways. Rest in perfect peace and power! Miss you my sister, bringer of light and giver of insight!
Posted by Fatu Gbedema on 26th July 2016
Fufu, My first landing place upon my initial return in April 2011 to Liberia was your home. You were there for me, giving me all the support that I needed to make my landing, my return, a soft one. For this I will eternally be grateful because everyone needs a soft landing place to break into their return to Liberia. To say thank you is not enough. All I can do is to repeat what you did for me for another person. I really wish you did not have to go now. This country needs all the history and experience that you have stored in your repository - your head. It is a major loss for the country. I was so happy when I learned that you had returned to school and were working at the AfDB. So glad you were able to send your grandson to the US to jjoin your son. So fortunate for you to have reunited me with your brother Omar - my St. Patrick's and Basketball Brother whom I had lost touch with for a while. You were not only my friend, you were my sister. You will be surely missed. I pray for you to have a safe landing on the other side. I know that you are in peace. I pray that you intercede on our behalf with God for a better days to come to Liberia. Rest in Peace Fufu, till we meet again. That smile, That motherly spirit...will forever be etched in my mind. Go in peace and may light perpetual shine on you. Amen.
Posted by Charlina Daitouah on 26th July 2016
Rest in peace, Aunty Fufu. My family has fond memories of you. - Mr. & Mrs. Daitouah, Charlina Beauty Daitouah, Kou Daitouah, Oliver Daitouah, Fanny Greaves, Massa Fahnbulleh
Posted by Alex Yeanay on 26th July 2016
Naomi, you were a knowledge bank and moving library who had contact with and information on almost everyone and institution in Liberia. It made our job at the African Development Bank in Liberia very easy. Your departure leaves an irreplaceable gap at the Bank and Liberia. You will be missed forever.
Posted by Thomas Du on 26th July 2016
My family, especially my children will forever miss you. I remember your many admirable words to them and courageous words also to them to steadfast in their learning and growing process. Indeed, you were not just a friend to me but much more a good adviser to them also. Rest in peace, Aunty Fufu, as they always loved to call you. Rest in perfect peace in the bosom of the Lord.
Posted by Alainpierre Mbonampeka on 26th July 2016
Dear Naomi, We will always remember you as a strong, intelligent and very very sociable person and woman. I have appreciated to be your colleague and friend. We have dicussed about your nice projects several times. I know that Lorenzo will achieve them. Rest in peace.
Posted by Philip Piah Jg on 26th July 2016
Rest in peace Sis > FUFU> (Naomi Nkechi Ezeagu), your Memories will continue to live on. May light perpetual continue to shine on you in eternity Bye, bye..
Posted by Grace Kumeh on 26th July 2016
I love you and honestly I don't know how I am going to manage without your kind words, your honesty in all the advice you gave me. I have lost a wonderful friend, mentor and confidant. REST ON AUNTIE FUFU!!!
Posted by Khudsi Bangura on 26th July 2016
May her beautiful rest in perfect peace.
Posted by MacArthur Pay-Bayee on 26th July 2016
She touched lives, and even though younger than I am, was my role model. I am sure she knows that she left a vacuum in so many lives. This is an irreparable loss to us all. Rest in perfect peace, Nkechi.
Posted by Cornelia Daitouah on 26th July 2016
Aunty Fufu, you left me in tears...am always running for your double seat whenever u get to church, when i got my job with the EU..You encouraged me that i could make it and i should stand up with a difference,..i remember you saying ..."dont hesistate to call me when u have a problem" i just want you to know that am doing just that..making the difference. I love you and will always miss u..Rest in Peace
Posted by Gwen Mitchell on 26th July 2016
Naomi embraced me as family from day one and it's hard to find words to explain how much I enjoyed her company. She was a grandmother extraordinaire and her charm, intellect, passion and engaging spirit was passed along to her grandchildren. Prishad (age 9) walks into any setting and children from all other quickly run to play with him, and Sia (age 3) can read a situation in seconds and know just how to respond. If feist is required she brings it :) All are qualities Naomi had in spades! Rest in peace grandma fufu. We miss you each and every day.

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