Nnenna !!!
Nnenna Ihebuzor
  • 52 years old
  • Date of birth: May 16, 1965
  • Date of passing: Mar 24, 2018
Nnenna, asleep in Jesus, PEACEFUL rest. Unforgettable!!! That's what YOU are and will always be.

This memorial website was created in memory of our wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, cousin, colleague and friend; Dr Nnenna Ihebuzor. She was aged 52. Nnenna passed away peacefully on March 24, 2018.

There is also an email address for tributes at nnenna.tributes@gmail.com.
Please note that tributes need to be in by the 20th of April 2018.

Funeral events:

Saturday 14th April 2018, 2pm
Commendation Church Service - by 2pm at The Chapel, A. E. Grier & Sons LLC, 2310 Statesville Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28206, USA

Friday 4th May 2018
Night of Tributes - Conference Hall, Nicon Luxury Abuja, Plot 903 Tafawa Balewa Way, Area II Garki, Abuja

Saturday 12th May 2018, 12pm
Funeral Service - by 12noon at St Jude's Catholic Church, Naze, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by SHERRY EVANS on 24th April 2018

"Sorry to hear of your lost, I too have recently lost a loved one in death. However the Bible  gives  us a hope as we  read  Rev 21:4 we can look to  see them  again. Heb 2:14 helps  us  to see  who  causes death, When God's Kingdom is  realized as mentioned  in Matt.6: 9,10.We can   hope to see our loved ones again as stated in Acts 24:14.Hope  and comfort comes from Gods word."

This tribute was added by Nihinlola Mabogunje on 24th April 2018

"Dr Nnenna, You always fondly call me Dr Mabogunje with respect. Last time I saw you was in Apo new the GTB Bank on a Saturday. You quickly came down looking very elegant, asked how I was doing and that I should try and come over to see you in NPHCDA. You have passion for your work and believe in Nigeria Health System that it will improve. Guess our passion drew us together.Always willing to go an extra mile for me.I miss you and go well Dr Nnenna"

This tribute was added by Okey Ogwo on 24th April 2018

"Nnenna, One month already? The pain is still raw. God help us."

This tribute was added by Fran Ibezim on 22nd April 2018

"My dearest Nnenna,

I still cant believe this is goodbye.  I remember the last time we spoke (that was in February);  you were your usual positive, gracious, warm self ....  you were certain the worst was over, or was it just your way of putting me at ease? We had such a delighful chat, reminiscing about the good old days when our kids were younger and we had time to play in parks.  We spoke for hours about life, health, work, politic; we
laughed so much and that is how I will always remember you.

Nnenna, you were such a sweet, selfless, beautiful soul ... a devoted wife, an awesome mother, a true friend.  Your were a resource and a half. Although we didnt see each other often, I knew you were just a phone call away.  I wish I could've told you more how much I loved and appreciated you, how much I respected and admired your many virtues.  When I think of how heartbroken I am at your passing, I cant imagine how your family must feel. May the good Lord in His infinite mercy comfort your loved ones, especially Reg, Chima, Chizoma and Kelechi. You will be sorely missed, but to live in the hearts of those you love is to never truly die.  Sleep tight my dear friend till we meet again;  I know you rest in perfect peace with other angels in the bossom of our Lord.

Love,
Fran"

This tribute was added by Adanna Phil-Ebosie on 22nd April 2018

"Dearest Nnenusk & fellow 'Musketeer'

It's difficult to believe that you've really passed on, despite the fact that I saw you put up a good fight and battle with grace and courage until the very end.

I thank you for the years of true and enduring friendship, from university in Ibadan, house job at LUTH, youth corp and onwards through medical careers, marriage and motherhood.

I remember your love, laughter, generosity, support and kindness. You will live on in our hearts and in our memories.

I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new,
I thought of you yesterday and days before that too,
I think of you in silence as I often speak your name,
All I have are memories and your picture in a frame,
Your memory is my keepsake with which I'll never part,
God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart.

With love Pansky ×××"

This tribute was added by Winnie Obi on 21st April 2018

"Our dear Nnenna,
When your God daughter, Wendy, and I heard of your passing, we were shocked but resigned our faith in God. We take solace in the fact that you lived a very good life. The love you spread around and your numerous achievements compensates for your short life here on earth. Indeed, your work speaks for you loud and clear and so your memory will live forever. Rest in perfect peace, our dear Nnenna.
Winnie and Wendy Obi"

This tribute was added by Akachi Mbogu on 21st April 2018

"Aunty Nnenna , when I heard the news that you have left mother earth, I was totally blown away because I always believed you will come home and you were always very hopeful and strong when ever we spoke while you were in the U.S..  it's still a shock to me and this is why I have not been able to fully understand what has happened .. if tears could build a stirway, i will walk right up to heaven, and ask God for a little more time ......no one understands what it means to loose an amazing soul as you. I remember the first time I met you as a corper and how you took me in as your daughter , as time passed,  from being my boss to my aunty and eventually my friend because I could comfortably discuss anything with you. You mentored me and taught me the ethics of life .Your family became my family. I will really miss you but I am comforted you are in a better place . God knows best. Till we meet again..............."

This tribute was added by Uju Okonkwo on 20th April 2018

"My Dearest Dr. Ihebuzor,
I remember my last message to you, I remember all the emotions I felt when I wrote it. I remember thinking was the message too much, should I delete it and write something lighter or sunnier. But I sent it to you anyway, it said,” I miss you now more than ever. I miss your wisdom, guidance, your determination and all the tidbits you always have because you read so much. Get well quickly; I still have so much to learn from you.”  When you responded it put a spring in my step because I had such hope that I would see you again.

I still have so much to learn from you ! My mind cannot comprehend that I will never get to ask you the questions I was saving to get your unique perspective. That I will never sit in your office after work and talk about everything and anything, sometimes serious , other times laughing but always learning. That I will never see you come down the stairs after church looking impeccably beautiful with your big smile and warm words for everyone in my family.

As I read through all the tributes, I am in awe at how you where so many things to so many people and how for each of us you made us feel that you were just for us. As I say farewell to you, I will say thank you for what you were to me.
Thank you for making me a member of your A Team
Thank you for showing me what a leader should be
Thank you for showing me what a true professional is
Thank you for showing me true strength
Thank you for showing me the power of hard work
Thank you for showing me the value of self-improvement
Thank you for showing me the value of knowing yourself and your worth

Rest in peace till we meet again. I will never forget you Dr. Ihebuzor and I pray I make you proud."

This tribute was added by Kelechi Ihebuzor on 20th April 2018

"Mummy,

I find it hard to write these words, not because I do not know what to say, but because it is hard for me to accept that I have lost you. It is hard for me to accept that I may never again see your face and your smile, hear your voice and your laughter, and feel your warmth, your kindness, and your arms around me. It is hard for me to accept that I did not get to have any of these before you had to go, before God called you to rest in his bosom.

Nevertheless I know you are and always will be with me. Always at my side to comfort me, in front of me to shield and guide me, behind me to catch me when I fall. I know I have another guardian angel in you, watching over and praying for me. You've left your love and wisdom in my father's heart, and even being without choice, I could not have asked for a better woman my father to have loved, a better mother to myself and my brothers, a better friend, teacher and inspiration. You've left your compassion and thoughtfulness with my brothers, and I will always see your face in theirs. Your passing hurts my heart, but I feel your intuition bonded with my spirit, your presence in my heart and with the comfort and grace of God, I know you are at peace and in a better place.

I will always remember all that encompasses you, Mummy. I thank God for blessing not just our family, but others and the world with your selflessness, grace, amiability, and your beauty. I will always remember the love you had for me and all of us, and I will always love you as you rest and remain in my heart.

Rest in perfect peace, Mama."

This tribute was added by paul Ànukwuocha on 20th April 2018

"Dr rest in peace"

This tribute was added by chinatu Ohiaeri on 20th April 2018

"My dear Nnenna,
It is so so difficult to be writing this tribute-it took me a while to get to this point. We had so much hope that you would pull through the illness but alas you had to go so soon. We love you but God loves you most! Like I said in our conversations, your courage, sweetness and faith and tenacity throughout this ordeal thought us great lessons. You fought for your dear life fiercely with every fibre of your being and stayed faithful to your God and creator. You left peacefully when the time came. We know that you are resting in the bosom of God where pain, suffering can never touch you again. You were a friend indeed and kept your friends close and together even throughout the entire ordeal. That your art of true friendship lives on! You were passionate about your roles as a daughter, sister, wife/partner, mother, sister inlaw, friend, colleague, boss and mentor and left clear footprints in the sands of time. As a Paediatrician and MCH Specialist you were a great Adovocate for the health of the Nigerian Mother and child, representing Nigeria at the highest level of Health policy. governance and implementation at home and abroad. May God continue to surround your family with His peace, comfort and sucour at this time. May He comfort all that are mourning your loss.
Ada ukwu e ji a ga mba la n'udo!"

This tribute was added by Uzochi Ihebuzor on 19th April 2018

"Dear Aunt Nnenna,

Words cannot explain the shock I felt when heard that you were gone, I could not believe it. You always looked after yourself well and taught me the importance of eating nutritionally. I remember you teaching an 11-year-old me how to make eggs in a healthier way, turns out that is my favourite way to eat them now... sunny side up. I've always looked up to you and all you have accomplished. I have always seen you as an epitome of strength, class, kindness and hard work. You went too soon but did so much in little time, that is something to be celebrated.
Now that you're gone I pray utmostly for your family, My uncle Reg, and my cousins Chima, Chizoma and Kelechi. I pray that God fills them with peace and support. I pray that the Lord sustains them during this time in their lives. I give glory to God for using you as a vessel in reaching purpose and hope that everyone acknowledges the great you did with your life, there is nothing left but to celebrate the works of your life!

Only fond memories will remain.

May you Rest in Peace.

Uzochi Ihebuzor"

This tribute was added by valentine okogwu on 19th April 2018

"I still cant find the words to express how i feel, i can recount almost every time we met cos it always left a positive impact in my life. Nnenna , your enigma still reigns, a thorough woman who loved her family intensely and always spoke with a soft but firm tone underlined with true love and affection for humanity. Everytime i met you was like an encounter with an angel, i was satisfied with a short conversation as simple as 'how are you ?...am good..and your response okay!'..the lovely meals at home, i always reminisce the roasted yam with sauce, Mass at the Papal Nuncio and you ever wise counsel...the angels in Heaven surely will rejoice at your presence in their midst...rest in peace dear Sis...Valentine Okogwu"

This tribute was added by Cynthia Okwudiafor on 19th April 2018

"Hi Aunty,

I read through every single tribute before summoning the courage to write mine. I had so many things to say but after reading through messages and speaking with Uncle Reggie, I am convinced that God had a reason for this.

Never has a passing hurt me as much since my mother’s death in 2007; this, is a close contender.

Aunty you were a bright light; an uplifting voice; an absolute dream to be around. You always went above and beyond for everyone. We all wanted to emulate you; we all wanted to be like you.

After I had Olise, I sent you photos and you were elated. After I had Somachi, I sent you photos. I saw you had seen them, but there was no reply, and I knew why. Unfortunately, I did not have the courage to call you. That, I regret till this very day.

Aunty Nnenna I remember being your flower girl. That remains the only occasion I was given that role to play that I remember vividly. From my outfit to your wedding date, 3rd October, 1992. (I was 6 years old).

Aunty Nnenna, please, say hello to my mom. I know you are together. We love you both so much but apparently, God loves you even more.

Love,
Chienyenwa Cynthia Okwudiafor (née Ihebuzor)."

This tribute was added by Blessing Nnanna on 19th April 2018

"A TRIBUTE TO OUR BELOVED COUSIN

A worthy life is not measured by the number of years one lived on the earth but by the quality and service rendered to God and humanity.
Announcing the demise of our precious jewel  got to us with rudest shock, we were all lost in memory  but later recovered after sometime through God's grace.
Nnenna, you were a great doctor, your major philosophy about success was hard work which led  to raising responsible men. You succeeded in life because of your good qualities, a good adviser on every cross road. You lived a life of integrity, left good legacies and gesture worthy of emulation.
History will always poryray and hold firm your indelible work. A woman with great wisdom, vigor and understanding. You guided your loins with faith and devoted your life, strength and resources to the service of God and humanity.
With heavy heart we bid you farewell and earnestly pray that you rest peacefully in the bosom of the Lord.

From
Nnanna Mankwe  Udensi's family"

This tribute was added by Mbafan Ezike on 19th April 2018

"I never met you but i’m good friends with your brother Uche and I just know you are good stock. Its hard to focus on the you-are-in-a-better-place right now because I hear you were so alive and present. My heart breaks for your family, your kids snd husband. So i’m lighting this candle to illuminate your way to heavens gates, Mama Ogwo and the Angels. Adieu."

This tribute was added by Uche Ralph-Opara on 19th April 2018

"Dear Nnenna, if only tears could bring you back! It breaks my heart to write you this tribute knowing you’re no longer physically here with us but I’m consoled knowing that you’re resting with the Angels and the pain is no more..::
You were my mentor, big sister and friend... You were passionate about women and children and gave me the mentorship I needed to get me where I am today. There’s so much I want to say but the tears wont even let me....
I’ll miss you sorely Nnenna... I loved you dearly and I always will! Sleep in the Lords bosom till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Chiamaka Emeka-Onyenacho on 19th April 2018

"My dearest aunty,
Yesterday, my mom told me that when I was born, you were excited and hearing that made me cry.
I dont know how to write all I feel down, but even in the next life, I pray you are still my aunty.
Thank you for always being there,for all the hugs you gave me, the advice and for always encouraging me to be better.
I know you are resting with God, but I can't help but wish you got better and came back home so that we could have that conversation as you promised.
You have always been someone I admired, and the only thing I can do now is try to emulate a lot of your ways and make you proud.
I won't ever forget all the visits to your house, what you did for me in July, and the words of comfort you gave me after you sent me that picture. You were so strong and inspiring and I won't forget the impact you had on me.
I love you deeply and I honestly can not wait to see you again.
Love always,
Chiamaka."

This tribute was added by Chidiebere Egbe on 19th April 2018

"A TRIBUTE TO AN AMAZING AUNTIE WHO TOUCHED THE WORLD AROUND HER



Words can't describe how difficult it's to gather my thoughts to put down because a part of me is still in disbelief. Auntie Nnenna, I last saw you at Chidinma nee Agu's wedding back in Lagos in 2016, looking very radiant and cheerful. Never knew that was going to be the last time I was going to see you alive.
Never knew that you were sick and you had been fighting to stay alive until February this year. Then I started to put two and two together; occasions that I knew you would attend because of nature of your person, you were conspicuously absent.
When I got the call from my father to come to Dee Kalu's house that Sunday afternoon, I had feared the worst. Oh Auntie Nnenna, the firm embodiment of Mmo Ori on earth, is no more. We have lost a wonderful soul who touched lives directly and indirectly with her grace, pose and kind heart. The person who guided my sister all the years she has been in Abuja till date.
Auntie Nnenna, you have fought the good fight, and ran your race. We all love you but God loves you more. Rest in the bosom of our Lord in Heaven



Chidiebere Egbe"

This tribute was added by ogbonnaya igbokwe on 19th April 2018

"Dr Nnenna I can't believe you are gone!! You were such a wonderful and kind woman. I recall the last meeting we had in your office and the pieces of advice you gave me that turned out to be extremely useful to me and my organization. I simply lack the apt words to express my shock over the news of your demise!! Rest in peace until we meet again on that glorious day. My condolences to your family and especially my beloved friends Chike and Uche."

This tribute was added by Ireti Fajolu on 19th April 2018

"Dr Nnena Ihebuzor, quite, hard working and brilliant Paediatrician with a sweet firm voice. You taught me during our residency training "never to let an intravenous line defeat me." You will surely be missed. Rest in peace. May God console your biological family and also your professional family."

This tribute was added by Nelson Kazie on 17th April 2018

"Nnenna,
I’ve tried several times to start writing but what does one say at a time like this?
I’ve gone over our whatsapp conversations we had last October after losing touch for so many years, and you had comforting words for me at my time of grief even though you were going through a major battle yourself. I remember how strong and optimistic you sounded when we spoke. You fought the good fight.
You will be missed greatly Nnenna.
Rest well."

This tribute was added by Abimbola Williams on 17th April 2018

"A Tribute to a Dear Sister and Friend'

Dear Nnenna, the Lady whose name carries all the 'Ns' This is how I used to tease you. I am writing this at this time because I am still in shock & can not believe it is true that you are gone.

You called me when you left the country and we did speak a couple of times after that and then nothing. I asked everyone that I know who knew you and still nothing until on that fateful Sat 24th of March, I drove to your house when I became very worried, but only to meet the gates all locked despite my banging and no sound was coming from within. Little did I know that you had actually passed on that same day.

I cherish the times we've had together since I met you in 2009, the trips we had undertaken together. You were so hard working Nnenna, often working late into the night, so reliable, generous and a perfectionist. I was so very hopeful that you would come back home to us, but now I know that God had something better planned for you.

I pray that the Comforter will be with your husband and lovely children, your father and the other family members.

Sleep well dearest, in the bosom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ until that resurrection morning when Christ will come back again and you will rise with other saints to go with him."

This tribute was added by Ijeoma Idaresit on 17th April 2018

"Dear Aunty Nnenna, I have begun to write this tribute and stopped so many times. Picked up the phone to call and hung up.Words fail me. I think the last time I saw you was in 2016. I cannot get my mind around the fact that you are no longer with us. I write to honour you. You lived well. I will never forget you. Sleep well till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Uchechi Ogwo on 17th April 2018

"Dear Nnenna,

The first time I met you was 40 years ago, January 28th 1978 to be exact. I can only imagine how excited you must have been holding your latest baby brother... I never knew then that you would affect my life positively the way you did, you encouraged me to be the best in all I chose to do in life.. look at me now; I have grown up to be the man you always prayed and believed I would be.

Nnenna this is the most painful task I have had to do since mummy passed away, I always imagined my tribute to you would be on your 50th birthday which I and Reg had hoped to have a party for you but as usual work came first and you had to rush off to another assignment on that day.

Reading through the tributes I was comforted to know you affected millions of people positively just as you did to me, rest in the perfect peace of the Lord and give mummy a big big hug from me. I can’t write much as the words are not enough to express my sorrow and tears are welling up in my eyes as I type these few words….

I will always be your baby brother…

This poem eloquently conveys what you  would want us to know: grieve for me, but do not be consumed by grief; instead, focus on the love and joy I brought into your life.

Miss Me But Let Me Go(Unknown Author)

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free!
Miss me a little – but not for long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me, but let me go.
For this journey that we all must take
And each must go alone;
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss me, but let me go."

This tribute was added by Chinyere Egbe on 17th April 2018

"A TRIBUTE TO MY WONDERFUL COUSIN - A WOMAN IN A MILLION

There's nothing I would write here that wouldn't come across as cliché but that is the power of death over humanity, as it evokes the same mournful emotions.
Nnenna, the news of your passing brought screams of doubt to all who heard. No one could believe that you would leave at this time but we take consolation in the fact that you are resting with God.
I really have no words to describe how painful losing you is. It still doesn't seem real at all.
You were such a gentle soul, calm in spirit, very generous and always happy with everyone. The Ihebuzors and Ogwos have indeed lost a great pillar. You were always ready to assist even if it meant leaving your comfort zone.
I am forever grateful to God that you were my cousin and sister and I know that you will live forever because you are irreplaceable. Thank you for fighting to stay alive. Now, God has won you to himself so I celebrate the full life you lived.
My earnest prayer now is that God consoles us, your father, your husband, the boys and your siblings at this very trying period. As for you, I know you are already resting in heaven with the angels.
I love you and I always will.
May your soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Chinyere Egbe née Udeala,
Cousin."

This tribute was added by Chibundu Emeka-Onyenacho on 17th April 2018

"Aunty Nnenna was not just my aunt but my godmother and doctor. She has been in my life as far back as I can remember and she always will be in my heart. She took care of me when I went to camp and always took me around Abuja when I was around. She was amazing. She will always be in our hearts. She will always be missed. I pray that she rests peacefully and gracefully. Dear Aunty Nnenna, I will always miss and love you. God will keep you and bless you and your family."

This tribute was added by Chinyere Ezeaka on 16th April 2018

"TEARFUL GOODBYE TO A DEAR FRIEND AND SISTER

In the midst of my grief l face a daunting task of writing a eulogy for you, my friend and sister Nnenna.  This is one of those moments when one stoops to wonder at the emptiness of life. l still stare at the message l wrote to you  the week of your demise, assuring you that God is in control.  The inevitable unfortunately happened! Who are we mortals to question God?

I look back at the decades we have known each other and bonded. Starting from our days at LUTH for the residency program, sharing in our joys and challenges of raising young families, the calls, the paediatric postgraduate membership and fellowship exams, subsequently the MPH programme, cheering each other along! The memories are ever so green!

Nnenna, you were always full of life, with a charm, eloquence, intelligence, passion and commitment that is unparalled. You were the first National Assistant Secretary of the Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM) 2008-2011, and l was the Secretary. You worked beyond limits to finalize NISONM’s CAC registration at Abuja. You facilitated at various state level and national neonatal trainings, and your passion and energy knew no bounds. I cherish the memories of all the professional national, regional and international travels we made together for Maternal Newborn and Child Health over the years!

The gists, the plans and the laughs! And really we were paired many times!! I remember at one travel when you once told me, “Chinyere, you are worse than me! You must have obsessive disorder!!! You got to the door of our apartment for us to go out, only for you to go back in to arrange throw pillows in the sitting room before we could leave!”  Nnenna, so it is all over?  So this is where you have ended your earthly toils and sojourn?  

Our prayers are with your husband, children, father and the entire Ihebuzor and Ogwo families, for the grace and the strength to bear this great loss.

Rest in perfect peace Nnenna!


Chinyere Ezeaka"

This tribute was added by David Iheme on 16th April 2018

"Dr Nnenna dead @ 52!!!!!!

By any standards, 52yrs is a horribly innocent age to die, way too young and then; not Dr Nnenna.

For a lot of folks life just starts @ 52: when all the staggerings around life ceases and it begins to assume shape, form and character, and you bet, some finally earn their degrees @ 52.

So for someone like Dr Nnenna who purposefully cultivated life's seed from so an early age such that every imaginable challenge has her solution even before it sprouts, I am certain that this one challenge that she eventually succumbed to either crept in on her or gave her very little time to react.

So what becomes of all of us that followed her every step, sought after her ways and tried so hard to emulate her???

And yes, Not Dr Nnenna!!!! But who am I in the scheme of happenings?

To all her loved ones, be proud for your loved one left a really cool legacy.

Rest in peace, Dear Dr."

This tribute was added by Onyema Eke on 15th April 2018

"Dr Ihebuzor..Aunty Nnenna,that is what I have always referred her to. The woman i'd always be so proud to say she is my aunty..Working as an adhoc staff under SURE-P MCH,I could remember vividly she would call to know every detail how the job went,and what you learnt from the job,and would as well advice me how to go about the job..The news of your demise got me thinking,cos I had asked my mum a day earlier if you had returned back to the country,only to be told you were no more the following day..A  woman with a great smile,always ready to render help. With the little time we spent and talked,i have got a whole lot to say,but I can't question God,cos Him alone knows the best..Adieu my aunty
   Rest on Dr Ihebuzor,until we meet to part no more"

This tribute was added by Nancy Opara on 15th April 2018

"Nnena  , you are greatly missed. We miss your smile, your generosity and the good time we shared being around you. May your soul rest in peace. I know you are in good hands in heaven and we will continue to pray for your soul and the protection of all your loved ones that you left behind in the name of Jesus Christ Amen!
Dr Nancy Opara Arlington Texas"

This tribute was added by Chibuzo Ekwekwuo on 14th April 2018

"In this life, we only know in part, but we have hope of a better place, and it is our faith that you have gone to be with the Lord. Our God has called home his angel. May he receive you into his bossom, and may his grace and love shine upon you and upon the ones you have left behind. Amen."

This tribute was added by Chinwengozi Ahimie on 14th April 2018

"Nnen nwannem nwamioma, laa r’udo"

This tribute was added by Don Bee on 14th April 2018

"... Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy ...

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phillipians 4:7

From the 3 Amigos (Choke/FP/Izu)"

This tribute was added by Chuks Anyim on 14th April 2018

"TRIBUTE TO A GUARDIAN AND MENTOR
Fading away like the stars of the morning, losing their lights into the Milky Way, so shall we all pass away one day from this earth into eternity leaving memories of our works on earth to echo therein.
The news of your demise crunched into my chest and my whole body knocked, why? Your desire to stay alive and finished the good work you started. You were an epitome of Gods glory, you were a role model to every woman, mother and the entire health sector. You were hard-working, diligent, ineffable and God fearing. We will all miss you, you have left a legacy that we all will continue to consolidate on. May God give your family the fortitude to bear the loss, especially your wonderful Husband (Mr. Reg Ihebuzor), your Children (Chima, Chizoma and Kelechi). Our greatest consolation is that you died in Christ.
Adieu my guardian,mentor, director, and aunty. Good night Dr.Mrs Nnenna Ihebuzor, rest in peace.
Anyim Chuks"

This tribute was added by Ikechukwu Ihebuzor on 14th April 2018

"Aunty Nnenna !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The last time me and my family saw you was last year. You came to visit my wife who was then hospitalized for 4 months, you encouraged us, you gave us hope that every thing will be ok. You  drove me to my office and you spoke to me with an angelic smile  saying '' Ikechukwu dont worry your wife will be fine''. Your words came to pass Aunty NNENNA, My son was born, my wife is fine now and out of danger. Aunty NNENNA my son is your birthday mate which is ''MAY 16''. You have remained a blessing to every one who came across you. You have been a piller and a source of hope and joy to me and my family. Aunty NNENA me and my family are eternally grateful to have you in our lives. I can go on and on, My big Aunty '' YOU WILL BE FORVER MISSED''. Sleep well !!!
Ihebuzor clan will miss you. SAIL ON."

This tribute was added by Elo Ogwo on 13th April 2018

"Sister Nnenna, If I had known a year ago, that I would have to write this tribute today, I would have loved you more, made more trips to Abuja, called you daily, hugged you longer, told you how much you mean to me...

Did you know how much I loved you? Did you know that you were the best sister-in-law anyone could ever have? Did you know how proud I was of you? Did you know I already had my ticket purchased to see you next week? I just have so many questions and my heart is so heavy. What words can I write to ease the pain of never seeing you or hearing your voice again? This is too unreal. We didn't spend enough time together. It has only been 12 years since I've had the privilege of calling you sister. What about the next 50 years??

I remember our last phone call and the way you laughed at my jokes even though it hurt to do so. We had a great relationship and I loved the hours we spent on the phone and how you'd laugh so hard and share great tips on life, health and more. You gave the best advice and were always so supportive of everyone. You were a rock in the family and I was always so proud to let the world know that you were my big sis.

You came into this world and left a huge imprint. Your light shone bright and still shines because I choose to keep you forever alive in my heart. I will remember you for the awesome, smart, loving, caring, sweet and strong woman you were and we will live each day on earth to make you proud and ensure that your legacy lives on forever. Rest in Peace Sis."

This tribute was added by Nonye NzeribeDa on 13th April 2018

"What can we say, a beautiful and friendly soul is gone. My Doc rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Nonye NzeribeDa on 13th April 2018

"What can we say, a beautiful and friendly soul is gone. My Doc rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Steve Felix-Uduh on 13th April 2018

"Dear Dr. Nnenna,
The delay in writing this tribute is a reflection of how long it took me to come to terms with the reality of your demise.

You were full of life, charm and resilience.

You were just getting started, in unwrapping the diverse parcels of expertise you brought to the workplace. Your passion for excellence is unrivalled.

Alas, you had to leave, ahead of us. May you find everlasting peace in the bosom of Our Lord. Amen"

This tribute was added by Ogechi Aideyan on 13th April 2018

"Dearest Auntie Nnenna,

You were an inspiration! If I knew the last I would see you was at my grandma’s funeral, just maybe, I would have hugged you longer and told you how much you inspired me.

God comfort Uncle Reg and your boys, my Dede Kalu and my cousins.

Jajua! La r udo!!"

This tribute was added by Edith Oyosoro on 13th April 2018

"Shine on, precious Sis...dearly beloved child of God!
With much love and a fondness that is ever strong, you will forever be in my heart."

This tribute was added by Haron Wanyonyi on 13th April 2018

"So sad news, I remember you gave me flyers on PBF  implementation in Nigeria .Your positive contribution during the workshop  still resonates. From Kenya, I say may your Soul rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Chiderah Ihebuzor on 13th April 2018

"Words fail me at this point. It’s been weeks and I still refuse to believe and accept that you are gone. It seems like a horrible dream I would soon wake up from.


I still remember vividly the last Christmas we spent together as a family, the last time you came to Lagos for a wedding. The conversations we had while you traveled out to get medical care. I still remember everything, your face, your smiles, your bits of advice to me and how you constantly ask so many questions to know what is going on in my life.


Your time with us was very short. Indeed everyone should make the most out of life while we all have the chance and this you did to the fullest.

Our grief is never-ending but I choose to draw strength and comfort from the knowledge that you have found safe refuge in the Lord and also in our hearts where no pain or darkness can touch you.

Thank you for loving me and leaving a positive impact in my life. I will miss you Aunty Nnenna. Continue to rest in peace with God.



Chiderah Ihebuzor."

This tribute was added by Andrew Etsano on 13th April 2018

"You were a compassionate colleague, accommodating , kind and hardworking .You were a medical colossus and carved a niche in the profession. You left us too soon . NPHCDA team will miss u . We cannot question God .your memories will remain evergreen . Adieu Dr Ihebuzor . Rest in the bosom of the Lord. Amen"

This tribute was added by David Malgwi on 12th April 2018

"My dear sister Nnenna it is very difficult for me and all others that you mentored to come to terms with your death .I was in the village when the news of your death reached me .Still couldn't believe until when I  arrived Abuja then it became real.

Nnenna a very intelligent hardworking medical doctor per excellence. A tough  woman displinarian .I use to call her bees because she can be very sweet like honey and very tough like sting of a bee . All she knows is excellent work at all times .You can only be her friend in the office if your hardworking and deliver good results ..She has mentored many of her staff that all have excel in their various fields.

This lady called Nnenna many people who do not understand her may think she is a bad officer but once you got  to know her well she is a very likable character that everyone will like to work with .

Many of us that know her , will continue to miss her . A wise counselor and mentore per excellence ..She has left a vacuum difficult to fill . .I thank God for her life as she has lived a life worthy of emulation .
May God grant her soul eternal rest and give  the family and all of us the fortitude to bear great lost .Adieu Nnenna ."

This tribute was added by Godelieve Van Heteren on 12th April 2018

"Dear family,
Am very saddened by Nnenna's passing on. She was a creative spirit and will remain as such with us, for ever... for creative souls never die... Write you also on behalf of the whole Sina Health community for which Nnenna was a strong support and inspiration, as fighter for better health care for all. Dear Nnenna, you will live on with us...am sure you hear this .. warm embrace..  and peace to all who grieve about your passing on..."

This tribute was added by Attracta Okeahialam Abulu on 12th April 2018

"Dear Reg,  

I didn’t know Nnena, but you were like a brother to my big brother Joe Okeahialam.  I so sorry to hear this shocking news.  Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one.  I pray for strength and comfort for you and your family.  I pray that one day after the tears stop flowing, you will remember Nnena with a smile and gratitude that she shared your life.  My heart aches for you and your family, but remember that God gives and God takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord.    

God bless you and again my condolences.  

Atta Okeahialam Abulu"

This tribute was added by Oritseweyimi Ogbe on 12th April 2018

"It stills remains like a dreams. who who have imagined this? so bright, with so much more to do! Sometimes it feels like the best leave the quickest. But our faith in the Lord Jesus remain resolute that you have done your bit and have have gone to rest in the Lord. May God's fortitude, protection and strength be with the loved ones you left behind. Surely this is one candle that went out way too soon.

Rest in perfect peace Dr Ihebuzor."

This tribute was added by Ogbeyalu Udeala- okoye on 12th April 2018

"Dearest cuz, what a rude shock. You were beautiful inside and out , we cannot question God but we hold on to beautiful memories to keep us going. Safe trip big cuz no more pain. We are all heartbroken but we take comfort in the Lord. RIP"

This tribute was added by Joy Ufere on 12th April 2018

"My Dearest Sister,

This is the rudest shock of my life..... Though my mentor you were closer than a sister to me. Your last word to me still echoing...." Joy, you are not serious, while smiling away from the conference hall"  Working under you was one of the greatest things that ever happened to me. I'm still in shock, refusing to believe you are done.."

This tribute was added by Omorose Okoro on 12th April 2018

"Aunt Nnena,to live in the hearts of those u love is not to die,although i never  met u i am assured u r resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus until we meet on resurrection morning!adieu."

This tribute was added by Prisca Okeahialam-Swaray on 11th April 2018

"Dear Reg,
My deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dear wife.  My prayer is that the Holy Spirit comforts you and your family. May Nnenna's soul rest in the bosom of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ"

This tribute was added by Uchechi Ihebuzor on 11th April 2018

"Continue to rest with God dear Aunty Nena. I’ll miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Wendy Adeshina on 11th April 2018

"Nnenna! Nnenusky!! Fine girl -no pimples!!! You will truly be forever missed. So so many stories, so so so so many memories, all happy, lots of huggy touchy fuzzy warm feelings; seeing your smiling face before my eyes. If only you could look back and see how you are being celebrated and the out-pour of love and appreciation of the essence of your person. I can hear you saying it repeatedly in my head; how you liberally use the word “ehn?!” Nnenna!!! Rest on in the presence of Our Lord and Savior. My prayers are with Reg and the kids and your brothers, your Dad and the rest of the family for strength to carry on and grace to bear your departure. We, your friends, have gotten closer because of you, we have been one another's support system. Thanks to you.  Sleep on in peace Dear Nnenna. Love you loads!"

This tribute was added by Nnenna nwachukwu on 11th April 2018

"Oh Nnenna, Is indeed a shock to hear that you have gone home to be with the lord. Well God knows the best.  I remember coming to your office last year and the reception and kindness u showed me. My children will not forget how loving u were to them as young girls in primary Sch, u will invite them for some kind of cooking or get together.They always said u cook the best fried rice. Oh Nne you touched lives,u ran a good race and am confident u finished well and now u re wearing a beautiful crown. May God comfort family and friends in Jesus name. Sleep well in the Lord."

This tribute was added by Ugo Okoli on 11th April 2018

"Nnenna my dear, Ugo kedu kwa nu? That's how we will always greet each other before the gist starts. Nnenna my dear I am really lost for words and it's taken me awhile to visit your memorial page. The first time we met in 2009 we immediately clicked. You started with a smile and asked my name and went on to say that several people have told you we look alike. We burst out laughing and I confirmed that I have had people say the same to me and I always responded that you are the slimmer version. We found out later that we were born in the same month of May just a few days apart. Nnenna you were super intelligent, hard working, full of energy and the face of NPHCDA. You had the ability to turn nothing to something and people often wondered how you did it. Nnenna you have touched a lot of people through being a friend, mentor, mother, wife, sister etc. I cherish the times we travelled to different countries together and the support you always provided. I pray for the Almighty to look after your husband, three boys, your dad and siblings. You will be forever missed indeed till we meet again to part no more. May you continue to rest in perfect peace my dear."

This tribute was added by Nkiruka Maduekwe on 11th April 2018

"Dear Dr,

I didn't know you much but the one time I met you, you left a lasting impression on me. I admired your poise and confidence. I saw a beautiful strong woman, a mother, and wife all rolled up in one exquisite presence. Your leaving has really left a void no one else can fill.  I believe our loved ones never leave, I believe they continue to live in our hearts. Dr, I believe you will continue to live in their hearts.

I pray God's continual comfort on your family and friends. May God give them the strength to bear this loss. Dr,  you have finished your race. Until the day we meet to part no more,  ije oma. May you rest in perfect peace.

Sir,  please accept my condolences.

Best wishes,
Nkiruka"

This tribute was added by Chinedu Moghalu on 11th April 2018

"And the Spirit said, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labour, for their deeds will follow them."

Surely, if in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most to be pitied. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of all that are asleep.

For the trumpet shall sound, and Nnenna shall be raised incorruptible, and shall be changed. She will put on an incorruptible body, and become immortal by the victory God has given us through our Lord Jesus Christ.

My beloved Reg and family, please bear this irreparable loss in the knowledge that Nnenna invested each day of life very wisely in the service of humanity and God and was made perfect in love. She did not spare herself till the end, as her good work testifies.

As Christians, we do not mourn like those who have no hope. We know that she has only gone before us, and we shall all be reunited in glory at the presence of The King Who bore our sins and justified us with Blood.

Certainly, of all the Father has called and given unto our Lord Jesus Christ, He shall in no wise lose none, but shall raise us all up on that Day.

We remain steadfast, hopeful, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for we know that our labour will never be in vain in His sight.

May the soul of Nnenna, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in the Bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

IT IS WELL WITH YOUR SOULS.
Amen."

This tribute was added by Sutura Bello on 11th April 2018

"Dear Reg
I hope you and the boys take comfort and strength from all the love we all feel for Nnenna. Our hearts and prayers go out to you, the children her friends and family. We pray to Allah to rest her soul in perfect peace and give all of us whom she touched with her warmth and kindness the strength to bear this loss. Amin"

This tribute was added by Funke Lawson on 11th April 2018

"Dear Nnenna, always smiling, soft-spoken and caring. I still remember the hope in your voice last time we spoke and it came as a shock to receive the news of your demise. You will be missed but we have the assurance that you are resting in the bosom of the Lord and on the last day we shall meet to part no more. The Lord will be the comforter and stronghold of your family and fill the vacuum that has been left."

This tribute was added by CHIEDU UDE on 11th April 2018

"Dear Dr. Nnenna
Met you on a couple of occassions. But your husband Bro Reg i know well and admire immensely. Your kids,what with your spouse you made out of them one also have a lot to take away from.
What more do we get to know of or ask of you? A beautiful happy family you largely helped in moulding is the greatest tribute you left behind. No need mentioning your generous spirit that is impossible to ignore.
My wife and i prayed for all the way for you. Now we mourn and cherish. We pray fervently for Bro Reg and your children, sure the good Lord will comfort and heal them.
Rest in the peace of the good Lord, Dr. Nnenna.
Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord ..., amen"

This tribute was added by Ekuase Sanusi on 10th April 2018

"Nnenna, you and Ifeoma were my mentors at Dr. Ajenifuja’s clinic 1991, it was lovely catching up with you in Abuja 2001-2003 and now you are gone??!! Wow- this wasn’t supposed to happen but God knows best. RIP till we meet again- Dr. Ekuase Sanusi"

This tribute was added by Cordelia Etuk on 10th April 2018

"Dear Nnenna,

It's really unbelievable that we are doing this at this time- writing a tribute in your honor, instead of sharing a gist.

What words would ever be adequate to describe you? When I met you 32years ago at the start of our housemanship in LUTH, I immediately took to you.
You were so  beautiful, intelligent and very warm. Something else about you made the greatest impression on me: you had a clean heart, a pure heart. I don't mean this in a religious sense. No. You were just good hearted, without guile. You had no airs, you never spoke negatively about anyone or anything. You were always positive, always cheerful, always happy. Wow. I secretly coveted this virtue.
You were such fun to be with, always  beaming with a smile and easily breaking into hearty laughter. You were such a vivacious "gister", always telling stories.
Yet you were so hardworking and conscientious. Decades later these traits didn't diminish one bit.
You wrote so beautifully, your cursive writing was like a craft-- I have to confess that I write cursive today because of you.
And then you took everyone whom you considered a friend home and made us all part of your family.

Nnenna, it's so heart rending to write about you in the past tense.

Who would have thought that you won't be here for too long? But we can say "Thank God" for you lived so well. You lived right . You touched everyone who had the blessing of knowing you whether closely or remotely.

Quoting Louis L'Amour -  "The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail", I can confidently say that you have made a huge and an indelible trail by your life.
You excelled on all fronts- academically, professionally, maritally, socially and in national service.

We mourn, but we will be strong because that's exactly how you would want us to be.


We trust that you  will hear "Weldone, good and faithful Servant. Enter into the joy of the Master"
Rest in Peace, dear friend."

This tribute was added by Kayla Heard on 10th April 2018

"I am so sorry for your loss death is an enemy that we all have to experience and I would just like to share with you what encouraged me when I lost someone I loved. Encouraging scriptures like “

“Revelation 21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and DEATH WILL BE NO MORE neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore the former things have passed away “

Since we know no one can die in heaven this future blessing is speaking about here on earth and by means of God’s Kingdom (Matthew 6:10 Daniel 2:44 ) these are the blessings that will result from God’s Kingdom Ruling not only getting rid of death but you will get to be reunited with your wife mom  aunt cousin or friend as Acts 24:15 says their is going to be a Ressurrection!! You will get to hear her laugh again hear her voice but then she will not be taken away from you for the Bible says “The righteous will possess the earth and they will live forever on it “Psalms 37:29

I will continually keep your family and friends in my prayers not just right now but in the days ahead as well.

Please visit www.Jw.org for more information about God’s kingdom and other future blessings"

This tribute was added by Ugo Madubuike on 10th April 2018

"Nnenna, what can I say? Still dumbstruck. My childhood friend and sister. So brilliant and hardworking even as a kid. Thank you for that last quiet call. Even in pain, you reached out. Sleep well my sister. What can I say? God said it all."

This tribute was added by Ngozi Onyia on 9th April 2018

"Nnenna, you came, you saw and you conquered. Your sun set much too early but you made a mark. You left your footprints in the sands of time and your memories in our hearts. PANCOF for us will always have an Nnenna-shaped hole. Rest dear till the resurrection morning when we will all meet again at the feet of our Lord. When mortality will have put on immortality and death will die."

This tribute was added by Adeola Apampa on 9th April 2018

"My darling sister and friend Nnenna, words fail me! I did not think I will write a tribute to Nnenna. I did not think her positivity and belief will not see her through. My heart is heavy. Tears cloud my eyes as I write. I cannot imagine what Reg and the boys are going through if I feel this much pain and hurt. Nnenna, our pediatrician. Thoughtful, kind, easy going, extremely humble, committed, selfless, passionate, diligent, unassuming, exemplary, a VERY brilliant and dedicated professional, even sacrificial. Kai!!! I could go on and on! Nothing was too much for her to do or too valuable to her to part with. Simply incredible!!! Nnenna, Reg and the boys hosted us in their beautiful home in the village in Dec 2015. It was my first time in the East and we had sooo much fun and planned to go back for another christmas rendezvous. I am thankful our paths crossed. I am grateful for your friendship. I am happy for the times and years we had. I have sooo many good, happy fun memories that we had together. Thank you for being Nnenna. My consolation is that you are in a better place. A place we all are striving to be at the appointed time. Will miss you darling Nnenna. I pray for God’s peace, comfort and strength for Reg, the boys, your dad and brothers. Love and miss you sis. Rest in peace.  Deola"

This tribute was added by Chinedu Okorafor on 9th April 2018

"Nnenna, If I could talk to you, I would say thank you for making me an honorary member of your family. My only connection was being your brother, Ok’s friend and you welcomed me into your home. I ended up living in your house for more than 4 years. It couldn’t have been easy but I was treated exactly the same as your brothers Ok & Chike. I felt nothing but love and kindness throughout the period. I am not sure where my life would be but I can say I wouldn’t be where I am in life without you, Reg and the rest of the family. I am eternally in your debt. Reg, Chima, Chizoma & Kelechi please accept my deepest condolences for your loss, I know you miss her dearly, take some comfort in knowing that her legacy lives on in the people she touched. I leave you with the profound words of Aeschylus:

“Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will,comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”"

This tribute was added by anselm Anyoha on 9th April 2018

"If our hearts are this broken, imagine what the family of Nnenna is going through. I pray God give them the strength to heal and the heart to bear the loss of their darling daughter, mother, aunt and wife."

This tribute was added by ochi ibe on 8th April 2018

"Nnenna Jokwa,
That's how we greeted when ever we met or chatted. I knew of you ever before we met.  During my years in medical school from 3rd year each time I passed an exam Daddy Imo ( Ugonma, my closest friend's dad) who was also like family to you will tell me that Nnenna also passed the same exam so I kept track of your progress although I did not know you until we finally met in LUTH the day we were interviewed for Pediatric residency. We became friends from then on and your warmth and love was so endearing. We would all troop to your house in ilupeju and spend time together studying for one exams or the other. I remember when you were pregnant for Kelechi and was craving for Oha soup that I had to make with Ogiri and bring to you at work. Nnenna you loved excellence and did all your work that way.  We basically had the same trajectory in life - did the MPH program together, you preceded me to UCL for the MSc program which you graduated with a distinction.
Nnenna, your thoughtfulness and kindness shone through everything you did and I would never forget the dinner you hosted in my honor when I was about to depart to Namibia in 2009. That singular act,  helped connect me  to my church family in Namibia who were family friends of yours from Item and that was a treasure for me.
Nnenna, the day i learnt you were ill and here in the US- I was shaken to my roots and could not do any meaningful work - to think of you on a sick bed was unimaginable and when I visited with you I could see you were fighting this wicked disease with all you had in you but in the end the inevitable happened.  Nnenna I am consoled knowing you had made peace with Jesus and that you are in a better place. I pray God's comfort upon Reg and the boys and also your Dad and brothers and the whole Ihebuzor family and trust your beautiful and gentle soul is resting in peace till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Inyang Takon on 8th April 2018

"My Dearest Sister and Friend, Nnenna

No words can describe how much I miss you!! My dearest friend. You have taught me a lot in life!!  Your life of Excellence, Extreme kindness, Humility, Sacrifice  and Love for all around you shone through even through the challenges you faced.  You have taught me  to be brave and face challenges with a positive attitude. You never changed even in tough times.

We regularly chatted  in the last 9 months about the great times we had in Medical school in Ibadan, Residency in LUTH and  MSc studies in the United Kingdom.  I remember our last discussion in February when we went down memory lane about the good old times. You talked about how great these 'Flashes of Memory' were and how we should write them down for our own children........ Little did I know, this would be our last chat.  I remain grateful to God for these times. I will cherish them forever.

We thank God for your faith  and we are reassured that you are resting with our dear Father.

We all miss you!!! I miss you dearly

Your Legacy Lives on. God will grant your dear Family the Grace to go through this challenging time.

Love you my dear sis!!

Rest in Perfect Peace"

This tribute was added by Rita Michael-Ojo on 8th April 2018

"Dear Nnenna.

It is hard to believe you have gone to rest eternally. God knows best. I remember the smiles when were classmates in FGC Warri. I also remember our last phone call how positive you were while in Charlotte.
I will surely miss you and will always remember you. Rest In Perfect Peace. May the good Lord give your family the fortitude to bear this loss."

This tribute was added by Sobhan Mathew on 8th April 2018

"Hard knowing you have left us. Despite all the years past I remember clearly your kindness,your smile and just your genuine concern for everyone. Without your notes from class and you three musketeers I don't think I would have made it through medical school! I know you're with our Lord and find consolation in that. I ask and pray strength for your family. I will never forget you"

This tribute was added by Kelechi Enweruzo-Amaefule on 8th April 2018

"Dear Dr. Nnenna,
News of your death came as a huge shock to me, and set a dark cloud the whole week in my family. 10:20am after mass at the Nunciature, on 25th March, I greeted your boys and Chima. I told Chima to please let you know when he gets to speak with you, that you are in my prayers. Little did I know that the premonition I had, that made me want to say more prayers for you, was a sign of you leaving this earth to be with the Angels in heaven.
Even as a Director, you treated and regarded me as a friend and younger brother. My wife and I will miss you, your family will miss you more (our prayers now are with them), but God the Author of our lives knows best.
Adieu my friend and mentor, Adieu."

This tribute was added by Vera Ihebuzor Osokoya on 8th April 2018

"A Tribute to my Sister inlaw Dr Mrs Nnenna Ihebuzor .

Nnenna Smart my friend, my doctor, Chideras pediatrician, mother of my mascot Chizoma, wife of my Nda Reggie, a sister first before a wife, my diction my love. ...Odi uko! Even in sickness,you encouraged me. Pride of us all, joy to us. Easy going unassuming brain....Nnenna , permit me to remind you of how you moved my son to yours for a few months during my trying days.  As one of us ,you were  smart, strong even in pain.

Enyim,nwanyim,odi uko, obi diya, enyin nde ogo,  Since you went home, I have  never stopped dropping a tear hoping that it will soothe the memories of the pains and aches you went through but today I am assured that you found a better soothing . How can I canonize you . Who will help tell the world of St Nnenna Ihebuzor?  

You preached these words and phrases through the sermon of your lifestyle.... I have chosen the words of Alphabet A  because you deserve the best darling Confidant, mother of my lovely nephews.

Nnenna !!!Abiding in love ,Abundant in love,   Accommodating to all,    Accomplished in all for others to enjoy Accordant, Accountable,
Achieving and focused,  Adaptable and all accepting ,  Adept in care ,  Admirable ,Adorable,
Affectionate, Affluent.
You are alive even though death has used its meaningless sting and truly Grave has no victory. To me and most who encountered you, you were to us all; All ears, All heart, All smiles,  All set,  All ready,  All important, All Allowing, Alluring, Approachable ,  
You defined the word..  Alright.

I can feel you holding my hands-looking into my eyes and saying Vera, I am proud of you the way you did 5 years ago. You encouraged me to be  Ambitious, Amiable because these were your nature.

Nnenna Smart, I applaud your courage, I cherish the fact that you married us with your whole heart and though not here  now , you are here in a most extraordinary way on my mind because your large hearted benevolence lives on.

My Siswife,,my nnena smart, my English speaking intelligent brain and beauty , please rest in Peace .

Loving you and sweet memories of you beautiful Saint.

Dr. Vera Ngozi Osokoya ...Nee Ihebuzor"

This tribute was added by Vera Ihebuzor Osokoya on 8th April 2018

"A Tribute to my Sister inlaw Dr Mrs Nnenna Ihebuzor .

Nnenna Smart my friend, my doctor, Chideras pediatrician, mother of my mascot Chizoma, wife of my Nda Reggie, a sister first before a wife, my diction my love. ...Odi uko! Even in sickness,you encouraged me. Pride of us all, joy to us. Easy going unassuming brain....Nnenna , permit me to remind you of how you moved my son to yours for a few months during my trying days.  As one of us ,you were  smart, strong even in pain.

Enyim,nwanyim,odi uko, obi diya, enyin nde ogo,  Since you went home, I have  never stopped dropping a tear hoping that it will soothe the memories of the pains and aches you went through but today I am assured that you found a better soothing . How can I canonize you . Who will help tell the world of St Nnenna Ihebuzor?  

You preached these words and phrases through the sermon of your lifestyle.... I have chosen the words of Alphabet A  because you deserve the best darling Confidant, mother of my lovely nephews.

Nnenna !!!Abiding in love ,Abundant in love,   Accommodating to all,    Accomplished in all for others to enjoy Accordant, Accountable,
Achieving and focused,  Adaptable and all accepting ,  Adept in care ,  Admirable ,Adorable,
Affectionate, Affluent.
You are alive even though death has used its meaningless sting and truly Grave has no victory. To me and most who encountered you, you were to us all; All ears, All heart, All smiles,  All set,  All ready,  All important, All Allowing, Alluring, Approachable ,  
You defined the word..  Alright.

I can feel you holding my hands-looking into my eyes and saying Vera, I am proud of you the way you did 5 years ago. You encouraged me to be  Ambitious, Amiable because these were your nature.

Nnenna Smart, I applaud your courage, I cherish the fact that you married us with your whole heart and though not here  now , you are here in a most extraordinary way on my mind because your large hearted benevolence lives on.

My Siswife,,my nnena smart, my English speaking intelligent brain and beauty , please rest in Peace .

Loving you and sweet memories of you beautiful Saint. Adieu

Dr. Vera Ngozi Osokoya ...Nee Ihebuzor"

This tribute was added by Vera Ihebuzor Osokoya on 8th April 2018

"A Tribute to my Sister inlaw Dr Mrs Nnenna Ihebuzor .

Nnenna Smart my friend, my doctor, Chideras pediatrician, mother of my mascot Chizoma, wife of my Nda Reggie, a sister first before a wife, my diction my love. ...Odi uko! Even in sickness,you encouraged me. Pride of us all, joy to us. Easy going unassuming brain....Nnenna , permit me to remind you of how you moved my son to yours for a few months during my trying days.  As one of us ,you were  smart, strong even in pain.

Enyim,nwanyim,odi uko, obi diya, enyin nde ogo,  Since you went home, I have  never stopped dropping a tear hoping that it will soothe the memories of the pains and aches you went through but today I am assured that you found a better soothing . How can I canonize you . Who will help tell the world of St Nnenna Ihebuzor?  

You preached these words and phrases through the sermon of your lifestyle.... I have chosen the words of Alphabet A  because you deserve the best darling Confidant, mother of my lovely nephews.

Nnenna !!!Abiding in love ,Abundant in love,   Accommodating to all,    Accomplished in all for others to enjoy Accordant, Accountable,
Achieving and focused,  Adaptable and all accepting ,  Adept in care ,  Admirable ,Adorable,
Affectionate, Affluent.
You are alive even though death has used its meaningless sting and truly Grave has no victory. To me and most who encountered you, you were to us all; All ears, All heart, All smiles,  All set,  All ready,  All important, All Allowing, Alluring, Approachable ,  
You defined the word..  Alright.

I can feel you holding my hands-looking into my eyes and saying Vera, I am proud of you the way you did 5 years ago. You encouraged me to be  Ambitious, Amiable because these were your nature.

Nnenna Smart, I applaud your courage, I cherish the fact that you married us with your whole heart and though not here  now , you are here in a most extraordinary way on my mind because your large hearted benevolence lives on.

My Siswife,,my nnena smart, my English speaking intelligent brain and beauty , please rest in Peace .

Loving you and sweet memories of you beautiful Saint.

Dr. Vera Ngozi Osokoya ...Nee Ihebuzor"

This tribute was added by Olamide Olukoga on 8th April 2018

"Nnenna ‘my in law’ as we fondly referred to one another from when you visited us in Newcastle.
What can I say! But we cannot question the Almighty. The last time I saw you at the Ibadan reunion you came after me as I was leaving to say goodbye. I did not realise this was the last time I would see you as even though you paid for the UK reunion you could not attend at the last minute. I remember you calling excitedly after you received your souvenir. The warmth and encouragement in your voice.
What can I say about your warmth, your smile, your love. It was evident to all who knew you.
You fought the good fight. It was good to speak to you in the USA. The warmth and strength in your voice was uplifting as you battled and this encouraged me as we uplifted you in prayer. Rest on darling Nnenna as I know you are now resting in God’s bossom free from Pain and worries.
May the good Lord comfort your husband Reg, your boys  and all your entire family.
Rest on in the bossom of the Lord Nnenna."

This tribute was added by Ejemai Eboreime on 7th April 2018

"Words fail me to express my deepest thoughts and emotions, not just about your departure, but also about the quality of life you lived. You were and still are an inspiration. You lived your life sowing seeds of in the lives of others, watering them and watching them grow and blossom as they confidently confront challenges in Nigeria's health sector, inspired and fired by the seeds you sowed. I am one of the many you so inspired. Your legacy lives on till we meet again up above to celebrate your life once again. Adieu Dr Nnenna Ihebuzor... rest on in the bossom of the Lord."

This tribute was added by Abidemi Ayeni on 7th April 2018

"Nnenna,

It's been hard to come to terms with your sudden exist. Though we were not close while in medical school, I knew you to be one of the three musketeers in our set. Our parts crossed again during our residency in LUTH, where we had to exchange ideas and information as we both worked on similar thesis topic for our fellowships though looking at different aspects based on our different specialties. I remembered your openness, your positivity, and genuine concern for children and the less privileged.

You were indeed a treasure in earthen vessel but the Lord knows best as his word says in 2Cor4:7 -"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us". We are further comforted by his word "Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you." -2Cor4:14. You will be greatly missed! May the comfort of the Holy Spirit be with your family and loved ones. Sleep on dear, and take your rest in the bosom of your Lord until the resurrection morning when we shall all meet to part no more! Adieu!

'Bidemi Ayeni."

This tribute was added by Nneka Onwu on 7th April 2018

"My Sister, my friend
A thousand words or a million cannot say all I have in my heart to say. When we spoke in February, I was happy to hear the strength and laughter in your voice, I didn’t know it was the last we would speak here on earth.
The first time our paths cross was fleeting but memorable such that when we met again at NPI 5yrd later , all I remembered about you was as fresh and true
You taugth me a lot, I looked up to you , your sweet and giving spirit always wanted to give , you held my hands through very tough times in the Agency “ telling me , it will be ok !
All one had to say “ is Nnenna I like this, even when I teased about coming to raid your wardrobe you said , pls go ahead, but we will need to get somebody to expand it to fit you at the top and reduce it to fit you at the bottom!”
You stood for the truth, you hated injustice, your love for people and children was a beauty to behold
Your brains! Wow, your intelligence stood out a mile, everyone who came across you , always admired your intelligence, your composure , your strength with words , your essence , your you’!
You mentored many and called them your children, each time since you left , they ask what do we do,? how can we cope with this loss! Words fail me, tears cloud my eyes as I write .
I look to God to comfort your loved ones, you were the Centre of so many lives
I look to God to dry my tears ,I look to God believing that he let this happen for a purpose , that you Rest In Peace in his bosom.
Your footsteps in the sands , your words in our hearts shall remain evergreen. That I miss you Is an understatement. That I still look for a miracle and want to hear that it’s all been a terrible dream !
My sister, my champion, my friend ,
I miss you !
Nneka"

This tribute was added by Joseph Oteri on 7th April 2018

"Nnenna
I am lost on what to say after hearing of your passing away. Your death is one death too many. A painful trajic loss but we are consoled that as a Director in National Primary Health Care Development Agency, you touched many lives and mentored a lot of your staff and they will continue where you stopped.
May you rest in the bosom of the Almighty where there is no iota of pain
You will surely be missed
Dr Oteri Joe as you normally call me from UCH days"

This tribute was added by Francis Nwachukwu Ukwuije on 6th April 2018

"With tears, Aunty Nnenna, I celebrate you!  You were an embodiment of excellence, beauty, brilliance, integrity, love, humility, and sacrifice. You walked this earth with grace, amazing confidence, and fear of God. You indeed made us proud by your exceptional carriage and conduct. I greatly admired and often tried to copy your unbridled passion for and undiluted dedication to humanity through the improvement of health and wellness of all Nigerians especially those most in need. Since to live in the heart of those who love you is not to die, I'm most confident that your spirit lives on."

This tribute was added by Okey Ikpe on 6th April 2018

"Dr. Nnenne we know that our human eyes cannot see you again but the loving, cheerful and motherly memories that you left in our hearts and lives are remarkable and will never go away. God gives and takes away. Rest in Perfect Peace in the bossom of the Lord. To the Ihebuzor family have faith in God for our sister, aunty, mother, wife of Bro Reg has gone to rest. Dozie Mezie Owerri sends our condolence."

This tribute was added by Bibian Ofoegbu on 6th April 2018

"My dear Nnenna,
we didn't speak every day but we knew we were there for each other. A sister and friend rolled into one- the days of WACP exams in Ibadan bring back memories, visits to Abuja where you"mothered" me; the words of support and encouragement on my journey with Kema, involving me with your children when they were in the UK- so many memories of love. You were beautiful inside and out and i will miss those phone calls or whatapp messages. Rest in Peace my Sister, My Nnenna."

This tribute was added by Adebimpe Adebiyi on 6th April 2018

"Dear Nnenna, it's still unbelievable that I am writing this in your memory because you have left us. Just like that? We grew up together as young girls since 1981 in our Part 1 in U.I., to the ABH days in UCH and we came to work together again at the Federal Ministry of Health for years. The big question is, can all the eloquence, energy, intelligence, passion, vigour and vitality just disappear? I know that the Almighty GOD your maker knows and has the answers to those questions and many more words cannot express. The consolation we have is that because Christ lives, you just resting with Him and you shall rise up with the saints at His coming. I pray that GOD undertakes for the family and comfort us us your classmates who have lost a rare gem. Good night dear."

This tribute was added by Nnenna Ikeobi on 6th April 2018

"Aunty Nnenna,

I'd always heard your name from my big sister, Ifeoma and met you in person 30 years ago. You were like an additional big sister, your parents, according to Ifeoma's children, were their third set of grandparents.
I admired your grace, elegance, simplicity and beauty.
I adopted your nickname (Nenusky) and even the flourish with which you signed "Nnenna" :-)
Fond memories aunty Nnenna. Rest in perfect peace.

Nnenna Ikeobi"

This tribute was added by nnenna ogbulafor on 6th April 2018

"A Tribute to my Senior Colleague and Big Sister.

Is it hard to say goodbye to a gentle, soft spoken Senior Sis, as I always called you
We were 3 Nnennas according to the then Minister of Health
You, in your soft spoken way named me the Baby Nnenna
You acted out on that name you gave me
Your mentorship was super!
I will always cherish the memorable time with you, my Big Sis
You had a penchant for excellence with an exemplary love for God.
We shall therefore take Solace in the Lord
Because of the fulfilled life you lived in Christ Jesus.
I have no doubt that you are resting in His Hands.
Adieu my Big Sis, till we meet to part no more.

Dr. Nnenna Ogbulafor
Federal MINISTRY OF HEALTH"

This tribute was added by Udeme Inyang on 6th April 2018

"Tribute to Nnena

Youth confers this sense of invincibility on itself and exiles the thought of death to lands far beyond imagination. That was the aura about these teenage girls  that came into the UI med school in 1981. Adanna, Ifeoma, Kehinde, TG, Ngozi, Udeme and the bunch of them. They forged a friendship that was inseparable so it seemed,until death came in from its “exile”. I became one of them by virtue of my relationship with Udeme, my wife. Their joys and pains I shared because they became my/our friends.

Now, this! Finally that aura of invincibility is pieced by this. We lose one that was most caring, friendly, joyful and all you can think of, and more. This pain will linger because how do you talk about Nnena in past tense? How can they feel complete without feeling guilty? Many questions of how, why and what that traverses the mind without answers.

I believe I know how. Like Muphasa, in Lion King, “she will live in us” because she never left! That is how to get through this loss. That is how to take the sting of her death away! Nnena dear, we will miss your physical presence but death can never take away from your friends the beautiful memories you left behind. Sleep well, our dearest friend. God be with your family.

Ally & Udeme Inyang"

This tribute was added by Vero Adoun on 5th April 2018

"Nnenna you are greatly missed. I thank God for the opportunity to have spoken with you in the last weeks. Each time we spoke, it felt like we just left college yesterday, even though I had not seen you in over 31 years. Being in group E83 was fun and you were one of the smartest in the group   Each time I think about you, I wish someone will tell me it’s just a dream I will wake up from and still be able to call and speak with you. You were greatly loved by members of UCH class of 1986. I pray God will grant us the Grace to move on   Rest In Peace"

This tribute was added by Olabisi Pearse on 5th April 2018

"Nnenusky,
I am so happy we reconnected again about 2yrs ago after losing contact for several years, it felt like nothing had changed, we chatted on the phone for so many hours. Then I had the opportunity to see you again in october, i am so thankful for that. You were so positive and full of faith in the lord. We will miss you but you are in a much better place now. My prayers are with your family that the Lord will be their strength.
Bisi"

This tribute was added by Chidubem Momah on 5th April 2018

"Dearest Sis Nnenna, your passing was sudden to us but our God makes no mistakes. You sure are sorely missed. Your words of wisdom, your smile, your simplicity, your optimism and just that guarantee you always gave that things always work out for good. Your were a role model to many of us - the classic lady, terrific mom to the boys, loving wife to Uncle Reg, impactful professional. You were blessed on this side of the earth, as you rest with the saints, I know you have found peace in the arms of Jesus. Love you much and thanks for being you. A sister indeed!"

This tribute was added by Tunde Fakunle on 5th April 2018

"Nnenna, your death came to me and to many of your colleagues and friends all over the world as a rude shock. However, we are comforted by the fact that it is not how long but how well. You were a passionate and dedicated professional and it was a pleasure working with you towards improving the quality of life of our people through affordable and accessible healthcare.  

May the good Lord comfort the family you left behind IJN

May your beautiful and gentle soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Idith Ojo on 5th April 2018

"Nnenna,
I had not spoken to you since we left FGC until the time we spoke for 3 straight hours in October 2017 on my 6.5hrs drive to Pittsburgh. You stayed positive until the end. My heart ❤️ is heavy but I am so glad that we got to connect before we can no longer. No one can question God’s timing. I pray for your family for the fortitude to bear this loss and for God’s guide and guardianship to live the life you would want them to live. A beacon of light has been turned off but the glow lives on forever.
Adieu Nnenna
Idith"

This tribute was added by Evelyn Ofili on 5th April 2018

"Nnenusky......Wholesome person, peaceful friend, wonderful mother, sister, wife and great physician!!!
I pray that we will all be comforted.
Great loss! You will be sorely missed.
Rest in perfect peace dear
Evyamaka.....your friend and co-in law
Dr Evelyn Ofili-Adelehin"

This tribute was added by ngozi oluonye on 5th April 2018

"Dear sweet Nnenna,

One of us 3 Musketeers. We had such lovely happy times running  around UI and UCH and before that learning together in Sixth form in FGCWarri. You were always happy and positive, caring and concerned about others and so full of life and energy. You saved my skin in many physics classes when you would work out the answers quicker than anyone else could and we would present them together. You grew up to be a lovely thoughtful and kind young lady, woman and mother and your faith in God’s love shone through the pain and the dark days. You prayed for His strength and sang of His faithfulness  and He remained true to His Word. Now you’re running around on streets of gold with your Lord for all eternity. We love you and miss you my fellow Musketeer.
Until we meet again
Love and hugs
‘Gazi"

This tribute was added by Ifeoma Eke on 5th April 2018

"My dear Nnenna,
You  will be forever missed. Words are not enough to describe the vacuum created by your passing.
God will grant your family the fortitude to weather the storm of this loss.
I know you, with your Mom Aunty Orie are smiling down on them.
Dr Ifeoma Ikeobi Eke.
(Your sister  from another mother as you referred to me )"

This tribute was added by Lacey B on 4th April 2018

"I am so very sorry for your loss. Our Creator purposed for us to live forever, so having to cope with the death of a loved one feels very unnatural. Soon, we will be able to experience the truthfulness of Gods promise "And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing" (1 Corinthians 15:26). What better hope than to know that God will very soon bring an end to death and all the pain we face (Revelation 21:4). My sincere condolences to all who knew and loved Nnenna."


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