Let the memory of Nubia be with us forever.
  • 20 years old
  • Born on May 30, 1998 in Urbana, Illinois, United States.
  • Passed away on April 6, 2019 in Champaign, Illinois, United States.


It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Nubia Fokum, 20, of Champaign, formerly of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

Nubia was born on May 30, 1998 in Urbana, IL, the son of Bernard and Frida Domatob Fokum.

He was a 2016 graduate of Rochester High School and was a member of BCA-USA Youth, Junior Frontier International, and the SIU Physician Pipeline. Nubia was passionate about music and was a talented producer who created beats on his YouTube channel (titled Nubia). His warm and reserved character attracted everyone, especially children. We will miss this tall, athletic, handsome, intelligent, resourceful and creative young man.

He is survived by his parents, Ben and Frida Fokum of Springfield; three siblings, Bernice, Dingana, and Sona; grandfather, Ba Tita Fokum; one nephew, Bid’bila; the Fokum and Domatob families; and the Central IL African community.

Funeral Programme

Memorial and Cultural Rites - Wake:  Friday, April 26, 2019 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Address: St. Agnes School, 251 N. Amos Avenue, Springfield

Funeral Mass: Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 am   

Address: St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2000 East Sangamon Avenue,  Springfield

After Mass and Interment: Saturday, April 27, 2019  

Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park

Repast and Celebration of Life

Address: St. Agnes School, 251 N. Amos Avenue, Springfield


                                                         Accommodations

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Candlewood Suites Springfield
25 Rooms Blocked under Code name FOKUM for the rate of $60/night plus tax
Deadline for Reservation by April 26th, 2019
2501 Sunrise Dr, Springfield, IL 62703•(217) 522-5100 - Website

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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield
25 Rooms Blocked under Code name FOKUM for the rate of $60/night plus tax
2636 Sunrise Dr, Springfield, IL 62703•(217) 718-6842 - Website

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Springfield
3050 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703•(217) 529-7771- Website

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Hilton Garden Inn Springfield
3100 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703•(217) 529-7171- Website

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Crowne Plaza Springfield - Convention CTR
3000 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703•(217) 529-7777 - Website

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Comfort Suites
2620 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703•(217) 753-4000 -Website


Airports

For those flying to Springfield for the celebration of Nubia’s life, you may
consider using any of the following airports

1. Fly directly to Abraham Lincoln Airport Springfield Illinois.
2. Fly to Decatur IL. and then by road to Springfield IL. (0.75 hrs.)
3. Fly to BMI, Bloomington IL. Then by road or train to Springfield IL (1.00 hr.)
4. Fly to Peoria IL. Then by road to Springfield IL. (1.25hrs.)
5. Fly to Lambert St. Louis Mo. Then by road or train to Springfield IL. (1.5 hrs.)
6. Fly to Chicago and then by road or train to Springfield IL. (4.0 hrs.)







Posted by Gang Fomuso on April 19, 2019
Terrible news to have learnt about the passing away of such a bright young man with so much prospects and a lot to live for. He is gone far too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this most trying of times. May his gentle soul Rest in Perfect Peace.
Posted by John Nwoha on April 18, 2019
Please accept our sympathy. John and Vivian Nwoha.

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