Omeorafu Florence Chinwe Mbanefo
  • 65 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 22, 1949
  • Date of passing: Dec 25, 2014
Let the memory of Omeorafu Florence Chinwe be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Omeorafu Florence Chinwe Mbanefo, 65, born on June 22, 1949 to Chief Akunnia Akudo and Enyikwesili Obiageli Mbanefo of Odoje Village Onitsha, Nigeria and passed away on December 25, 2014. She was strong, brave, soft, gentle and extremely kind.We will remember her forever.

Burial service will be on Friday, February 6, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Awka Road Onitsha, Anambra State Nigeria.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Mbanefo Family on 25th December 2016

"Omeorafu, Your life was a blessing,

Your memory is a treasure,

you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure!


This tribute was added by Mbanefo Family on 25th December 2015

"Beloved sister , today Christmas day 2016  is a beautiful day because you lived!

Christmas lights remind us that Christ is the light of the world.

They will now forever remind us of You and the amazing life you lived..

Every day of your life was filled with selflessness, your hands were forever giving and your heart forever loving.

You are beautiful Omeorafu! The light you lit will shine forever!


This tribute was added by Nonso Onuma on 22nd June 2015

"Today we are reminded of the rare gem born into our family! Happy Birthday Omeorafu, We will continuously remember you! We will always Love you!"

This tribute was added by Benedict Mbanefo on 22nd June 2015

"Omeorafu, Happy Birthday !!

This, it used to be, but now and always, we would always have a sober reflection on this day.
You are forever Missed !
Adeu..... !"

This tribute was added by Patricia Orefo on 28th January 2015

"Farewell Omeorafu, it's been a privilege to have known you all these years. I never got to say thank you enough for what you did for my children, you are and will always be a source of inspiration to them and everyone you've touched. You will be missed ever so dearly. Rest in de bossom of the Lord.
Nwaezebuona Miriam mbanefo."

This tribute was added by Patricia Orefo on 28th January 2015

"Tribute to a great woman.
At first we called you aunty Aba, going on a visit to your
House in Aba was the high point of our holiday. You made our childhood precious.
Even when you eventually moved to Enugu, we were all always glad to visit.

I am sad of your passing on because you did not get to spend time with my kids.
You were a second mother to me which makes them your grand kids.
I could go on and on about how wonderful,thoughtful and kind you were but my words will do you no justice. So i will remember how you lived your life and pass on your wonderful traits.
We are all grown up now but the memories will remain with us always.
You are no longer with us in the flesh, but you live on in our hearts.
Sleep well Aunty Aba!
Sleep well Aunty Chinwe!!
May the angel welcome you to the Lords side.
Adieu Omerafu.
Ifeyinwa Ikeme (Mrs) and family"

This tribute was added by Ifeoma Mbanefo on 27th January 2015


The news of your demise came as a rude shock. When we visited you at the hospital at Enugu, you were doing fine and we were all hopeful. You were a cheerful giver and touched lives positively. Your footprint will forever be remembered in the sands of time. Adieu Aunty Chinwe, Rest in the bosom of the Lord.

Ifeoma Mbanefo"

This tribute was added by Helen Ogugua on 27th January 2015

"My Aunty Chinwe,
  I am writing this tribute as if you were still with us. But I know that your candle light is still burnigng in the hearts of those that love you. I have known you al through my adult life and you stand as one exceptional lady in your fathers family, that would not allow her fathers legacy to be wiped out. You stood strong all these years putting together what your parents left behind.
  What is in a name?  Your name Chinew wa not an accident. You were indeed a gift from God to your parents and you practically brought out your gift as (Omeorafu) to your family, your sibling and your friends and well wishers. You have left a hugh hollow that no one can fill.
I remebered the last we saw at my Moms funeral in 2012, you were full life, pacing all over the place making sure we were all taken care of.
   You have left a mark that we will all follow - to always reach out and make an impact in another persons life. You have fought a good fight like a courageous soldier and you have finish the race well. Your maker who gave you to us as a gift has accepted you on his Holy day. The day he chose that we might have life through his son Jesus Christ, the day of our salvation. May your candle light continues to burn in our hearts. You are in good hands with the Lord, sleep on my sister until as we hope to see you again to part no more. Adieu, Adieu my friend.

Ify Ogugua
(For the Family)"

This tribute was added by Nonso Onuma on 26th January 2015

"As we your family members count down to the commitment of your body to mother earth, we realize how powerless we are as mere mortals but at same time how POWERFUL we are as Believers in Life After Death through Jesus Christ, Who has already defeated death,  paid the Price, - our Comforter, our Joy, our Rock our everlasting PEACE!"

This tribute was added by Benedict Mbanefo on 23rd January 2015


My dear sister,
I am bereft of words to sing your praise to the world, to tell the stuff of which you are made, to let people know that a real heroine from the Mbanefo Clan of Odoje, Onitsha, has departed from among us.
Your achievements are too numerous to be listed here dear sister, in any event, we give all glory to God Almighty. You were a virtuous woman. Our merciful Lord will surely reward you with paradise. You left your mark in all spheres of life. Omeorafu, your departure from this life has left a big void in our lives, but we thank you very much for the pillar you single handedly built for the family. You largess was there for each and every one, and that fortified the family for the 21st century.
Omeorafu, you are gone, but your memory will linger on forever. I always think of how strong a person you always were throughout your life. To you, life was a challenge that ought to be faced, no matter what.
We miss you very much that we are consoled with the recollection of Revelation 14:13 which confirms to us that “Blessed are the dead who died in the Lord henceforth. Blessed indeed that they may rest in their labours, for good deeds accompany them.”
We thank the Lord that as he promised, you remained faithful to Him until your death and so have won a crown of life (Rev.2:10). Please pray for us to join you in the Lord’s kingdom and rejoice in that vision of His entrancing beauty for ever and ever.
However, I take solace in the fact that your painful exit is a transition to your deserved place in the bosom of our Lord!

Your dear brother
Capt. Benedict Ikechukwu Mbanefo"

This tribute was added by Obiageli Onuma on 19th January 2015

"Dear Aunt Chinwe 'Omeorafu', it is very painful that you are no longer with us. You were a great woman who was always ready to help others in their needs. You were also a great mother even when you had none. I will miss you Aunt Chinwe! Your death was a special one because you died on a special day which was the birth of Christ and at the Hour of Mercy. For the sake of Jesus Christ Sorrowful Passion, May he have mercy on your soul and grant you eternal Rest. Amen"

This tribute was added by Nwamaka Abadom on 15th January 2015

"Adieu Aunty !!!
The news of your death was received in shock, yet even in that brief moment all I could utter was to `To God be the Glory`.I couldn't bear seeing you in pains and suffering.
The day and hour of your departure is but a miracle. It's not just the day of Our Lord but also at the hour of mercy(3.00pm). That's why I believe your transit is unto glory.
You're indeed a great woman!!!
What words are enough to express what's in my heart.Thank you so so so much for everything.
I and my husband remain forever greatful for your candid & courageous advice, and your words of blessings upon us on the day of our marriage.
Yours beloved 'Ma-ma Onuma'."

This tribute was added by ben omega on 15th January 2015

"It is difficult to believe you have gone to be with the maker. And it is also difficult to find the right words to do credit to you. We also know that death will come when it will come, it creeps into unwanted places and when it comes,and it lives a hole in the hearths of the relatives.      

You thought us so many things in life; we still hear your speeches,memorizing her attitudes and behaviours. I wept,cried and sobbed when i heard of your death. Indeed,you are an epitome of honour, courage and disciplinarian.

Omelorafu, your journey to the glorious Sunset has come to this, believing that death is a truism as earlier adduced, today, I see, I believe and accept that you are dead. And we shall therefore take solace in the saying, " To God be the Glory"

Today we mourn your death and celebrate your life.
Till we meet to part no more.

Onochie Omega & Family."

This tribute was added by sister Eziamaka on 6th January 2015

"Omeorafu, I na eme ora afu!!
Thank you for your great love for Akunnia and Enyikwesili Mbanefo. Thank you for the provision of joy and comfort to my parents while here.

Thank you for your giving spirit, your provision for all your siblings and future generations of the family. Every grandchild has a love story about you and the difference you made for them.Like the biblical 'Father Abraham' your children are many indeed.

Thank you for proclaiming to us, the saving grace of Christ for you. From now on sister, every Christmas will bring to us special memories of your great love and sacrifice for this family.Rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Eunice & Frank Osegbue on 6th January 2015

"Omeorafu, Nwanne e ji eje mba. You left us at 3pm which is the Hour of Divine Mercy and am so happy because I  know that God has accepted your soul. You were a good organizer, kind hearted and a mother to everyone. You have trained and supported many lives. Anyone that you stood  behind in any dealings had no doubt nor fear. You loved and helped  so naturally. You lived a life of truthfulness, Godliness and faithfulness. You are already in the house of the Lord and our blessed Virgin Mary. There is no doubt about it. Farewell great Omeorafu of Mbanefo family and rest in perfect peace. ......Amen."

This tribute was added by Margaret Ivenso on 5th January 2015

"Chinwe, words fail me. My heart is totally broken. I am so shocked, confused, and trying my best not to ask 'why.'I like Christmas but it seems I should now become apprehensive as it approaches. Look at Christmas of 2011, again at Christmas of 2012, and now 2014. Chinwe, you were beautiful inside and outside. You were kind and very understanding, and I know that our loss is heaven's great gain. Rest in perfect peace lovely lady till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Nneka Onuma on 5th January 2015

"Aunty Chinwe, one does not need to search far to see the impact you had on those around you. Many have said how you were like a second mother to them, as you were to my husband. Nonso has told a multitude of stories of the impact you had on him and others. I am grateful for this impact which has contributed to the man he is today. I am truly blessed to have gotten the opportunity to know you; and I have learned how ahead of your time you were. You were always one step ahead. Thank you for welcoming me  and taking me as your own daughter, as you have taken many. Your legacy will live on forever in our hearts. May God’s name be glorified for the life that you lived and for the lives that you touched. Your memory will surely live on in the hearts of many. Rest peacefully Ma. Adieu."

This tribute was added by Patrick Okwudinka on 4th January 2015

"The most horrific thing is hearing that someone you love has passed away. As a little child it seemed as you were acting out the role of a second mother to Me and My twin sister Agatha, but as we got older It seemed to fade away and I didn't really talk to you as much as I would have love too, now you're gone it truely hurts also regrets fills my heart as you passed away without us being as close as we were when you would have us round your house every holiday.
It deeply saddens me to come to the terms that you will not be with us anymore.
You're in Gods hands now
Rest In Peace Aunty Chinwe."

This tribute was added by Agatha Okwudinka on 4th January 2015

"Dear Aunty Chinwe
God knows you were one special aunty whom we all loved so very much. You were like a mother figure to us and for that we are all so grateful. We thank God for blessing us with such a loving, caring and passionate Aunty like you. You will be missed here on earth, but we all know you have gone on to a better place of beauty & no pain and you are a beautiful Angel watching over us. We love & miss you deeply, Love Agatha Okwudinka Jr."

This tribute was added by Geyi Nwokedi on 4th January 2015

"Cousin chinwe  you will always  be missed. You have a great  and loving heart towards everyone. You will be surely missed. Fare thee well till we meet again."

This tribute was added by may nwokedi on 4th January 2015

"Aunty you fell asleep without saying goodbye,but memories of you will never die. Sleep well my beloved aunty until we meet again."

This tribute was added by Enuma Onuma on 3rd January 2015

"MY Dear Sister,
As you transition into Glory,
We will always remember you for your Love;
Thank you for all you did for us,
Thank you for all your support,
May your Journey be Smooth and Swift
May you find that Peace that elude us here on earth,
Farewell Omeorafu
We will and always will love you!"

This tribute was added by Debbie Neighbor on 31st December 2014

"My condolences go out to the family and friends of Omeorafu.  From reading about her I know she will be missed and was loved by many.  No matter what, it can truly be said that death is an enemy and soon it will be brought to nothing (1Cor. 15:26).  I have found much comfort in the Bibles promise of a resurrection hope of our loved ones at John 5:28, 29 and hope you will too.  Death was never a part of Gods original purpose, in fact he yearns to soon bring an end to it and the suffering it causes your family and friends.  Revelation 21:4 states: "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."  I did not know Omeorafu, but I read her obituary and I hope these scriptures will help to bring some comfort knowing that others care.  If you would like to learn more about the Bibles promises and the hope it brings, please feel free to contact me."

This tribute was added by Maureen Mba on 31st December 2014

"Dearest aunty Chinwe, you left so soon but your loving memories will never die. We will always love and remember you.
You were remarkable, extraordinary, courageous, brave, loving and extremely generous. Your kindness and loyalty was not just to your family but to all.
We will sincerely miss you dearly. May your loving, brave and kind soul rest forever in peace. Amen"

This tribute was added by Patricia Orefo on 31st December 2014

"Its difficult, really difficult to acknowledge your passing
The strongest woman I ever knew, with love so great it was
Hard for folks to comprehend. I was named after you and shared birthdays with you, I wish I pick up more of your strength. You left your mark in our lives and that would always be with us. You will be greatly missed. Sleep well, God your soul... Aunty Chinwe."

This tribute was added by Uju Osegbue on 30th December 2014

"Dear Aunty Chinwe, you were really a very strong, wise, independent and loving mother. You were most admired by everyone. Your presence has never been unnoticed. Your heart of gold has touched many lives. I am so shocked by your sudden exit but I am very sure that your journey was a call to glory by our Lord Jesus Christ. We will all miss you so much. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace...Amen."

This tribute was added by Mary Williams on 29th December 2014

""Although the time that I knew you was short, but the'' Fun Memories" and "Loving Spirit" will always be a "Part of Me". I am so glad God gave me the opportunity to know such a "Sweet and Caring Person" through my best friend Cornelia.
God has now received an "Angel" that is able to watch over your family and friends. May the comfort of God's grace be with the family."

This tribute was added by Rita Kwentoh on 29th December 2014

"And the Ultimate warrior left !!!

Dear Aunty Chinwe I have always been intrigued by your approach to life. You were not limited by your gender. You trashed challenges as if they were normal occurrence .
When I learnt you were sick,  I took  it as one of those challenges that you will easily surmount. However the Almighty God decided to take you home this time around.
You had such a beautiful and brave soul. You were a delight to watch.
I wish you had stayed longer with Us . You are indeed the Ultimate Warrior !
Odogwu Nwanyi,
The Great Iroko Tree !
Omeorafu,  Ije  oma.
May your brave soul rest in the bossom of the Almighty God.

Rita Kwentoh"

This tribute was added by Phil Onwude on 28th December 2014

"Though I never met you, your sister (daughter) Agatha shared with me always,  much about your loving disposition towards your siblings. She called you mother because that is what you were to the Mbanefo family. You were selfless, loving and charitable. You left your mark in the sand of time. I join my friend Agatha to pray for the peaceful repose of your soul dear great sister. May the Angel welcome you to paradise. Amen. Adiu great daughter of Mbanefo. ."

This tribute was added by Mbanefo Family on 28th December 2014

"Omeorafu lived with such courage and grace and showed us all the power of family and love. A true woman of valor."

This tribute was added by Orimili Olisa C on 28th December 2014

"I really had few opportunities of interacting with you. You always left the impression of Strong Character. You have translated & i'll always recall the moments. Sleep well"

This tribute was added by Bosah Mbanefo on 28th December 2014

"Your passing leaves me with great sadness aunty.  You played the role of both mother and aunt, always there when we needed something.  You were both loving and fair. I keep going back to the vacations we had at your place, those are some of my best memories of you. I will miss you dearly.
Be at peace"

This tribute was added by Damufa Amaka on 28th December 2014

"Sister Chinwe
I have sleepless night thinking of what happened
I cannot understand it.
We want you to know that we love you unconditionally.
We think of you in your glorious ambience sitting now with
the Angels where you are meant to be
You cared for all of us
Provided for all of us, prayed for us and solved our problems that you could above all you made a choice to live a life of sacrifice to support all of us.
I Agatha know you are my mum and appreciate you.
We adore you and pray for you
and as you sleep Rest well and Know that you can never be forgotten

You are forever in our hearts

Agatha Snr and the Children"

This tribute was added by Damufa Amaka on 28th December 2014

"You are a wonderful guardian, sister and mother
You are a wonderful counsellor, Leader and Boss
You are a brilliant woman
Thank you for all you did for us
and yes I write in present tense
because you are and forever will be
In our Hearts
We were guided and blessed by you
you are a pillar that stands firm even where Men fail to stand
Rest Easy, Rest well and may God bless your heart and soul
and give you Peace even till we meet again
We Love you now and always"

This tribute was added by Nonso Onuma on 28th December 2014

"Must you leave us now
You who taught us to give without reservation,
You who will not spare a moment to speak your mind
You who will leave no stone unturned to help another person; related or not
You who provided for each grand child of AKUNNIA when it is so difficult
We have lost a rare Jewel
It is so sad,
So heart rendering,
I cannot cry enough
Farewell Omeorafu

This tribute was added by T. Manuwa on 27th December 2014

"Sister,I never met you but I heard much about you from your junior sister,Connie. I praise God for your life and all you achieved - your love and care of your siblings and indeed many others whether relatives or not. Sleep on, Sister, much loved, most loving, till the Resurrection morn. May your dear soul rest in peace. Amen"

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