ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Osoka O. Imo, 83 years old, born on July 22, 1927, and passed away on February 11, 2011. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Udeaku Ogali on July 23, 2020
We remember you always and miss your wonderful and unique ways, but are comforted that you are resting forever joyfully with the Lord. Amen, So let it be !! Egesi and Ude.
Posted by chima ejimofor on July 22, 2019
Happy 92nd Birthday Beloved Daddy!!!!
Every remembrance of you fills me with gratitude to God for having had you as my Father!
It is well with the righteous always!
Posted by chima ejimofor on February 12, 2019
8 years in eternity!!!
This hymn brings a clear picture of Dad singing with Mom to me.......
WHO IS ON THE LORD'S SIDE?
1
Who is on the Lord’s side?
 Who will serve the King?
Who will be His helpers,
 Other lives to bring?
Who will leave the world’s side?
 Who will face the foe?
Who is on the Lord’s side?
 Who for Him will go?
 By Thy grand redemption,
 By Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side;
  Savior, we are Thine.
2
Not for weight of glory,
 Not for crown and palm,
Enter we the army,
 Raise the warrior psalm;
But for love that claimeth
 Lives for whom He died;
He whom Jesus nameth
 Must be on His side.
3
Jesus, Thou hast bought us,
 Not with gold or gem,
But with Thine own life-blood,
 For Thy diadem;
With Thy blessing filling
 Each who comes to Thee,
Thou hast made us willing,
 Thou hast made us free.
4
Fierce may be the conflict,
 Strong may be the foe,
But the King’s own army
 None can overthrow.
Round His standard ranging
 Victory is secure,
For His truth unchanging
 Makes the triumph sure.
5
Chosen to be soldiers
 In an alien land:
Chosen, called, and faithful,
 For our Captain’s band;
In the service royal
 Let us not grow cold;
Let us be right loyal,
 Noble, true, and bold.
Thank you Lord for wonderful parents!!!
Posted by chima ejimofor on July 23, 2018
Dearest Daddy, yesterday we would have been celebrating 91years of your earthly life.
If pregnancy prepared us for life on earth,
Life on earth prepares us for life in eternity.
Eternity is forever, how we choose to believe in Jesus prepares us for an eternity in Him..... Blessed Assurance
I am glad that my Father is in Christ.
Posted by chima ejimofor on February 11, 2018
It's Seven years already! I used to think my Dad would live to over 100 just like his Dad. When Mom passed before him however, the difference was so clear! Today I choose to celebrate every memory of Osoka Okeudo and Annie Anyagwo IMO.

They lived, loved and died in Jesus.

#blessedmemories
#bestdadinthewholeworld
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on February 11, 2017
Seasons come and seasons go, but the love and values Dad shared with us remain. May God help us to love and care as he did.
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on July 22, 2016
Today would have been Dad's 89th birthday. I thought about him yesterday when someone shared something he could have said. The person said those who have to announce to everyone that they are born again, probably aren't. Dad always believed that if you are the genuine article, it will show. Today I thank God that Dad taught us to live true from the inside out.
Posted by chima ejimofor on July 21, 2016
In Heaven do they celebrate birthdays? We are limited to times and seasons on earth, so "Happy Birthday Dearest Daddy"! As always, I thank God for the gift of having you as my Father. Many hugs and kisses for you and Mom! Your memory is blessed always. Fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing you!
Posted by Kayode Tani-Olu on February 12, 2016
Rest in peace Sir!
Posted by Abigail O. Imo on February 11, 2016
Five years, gone so quickly. You will always have a special place in my heart, I miss eeee Funmi,and all our lovely conversations.
Posted by ONYEKWO OSONDU EMERAKU on February 11, 2016
Dee Osoka I missed your calls. Shalom.
Posted by chima ejimofor on July 23, 2015
The memory of the righteous is blessed! Dear God please help us to reflect on our Dad's life and remember that nothing is worth losing family unity and love! May we have the courage to pursue peace and drop all grudges, in Jesus name, amen!
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on July 22, 2015
Dad would have been 88 today but thank you Lord that he is in a place where time no longer exists. A place where ...God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.””
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭21:4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
Posted by ONYEKWO OSONDU EMERAKU on February 11, 2015
The memory of the righteous is blessed. Dee Osoka I missed your humours,stories and phone calls asking why you have not seen me. YOUR GRAVE IS IN OUR HEART, SHALOM.
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on February 11, 2015
Four years on. Still cherishing every memory. To God be the glory!
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on February 11, 2014
Today as always, we remember the life of our dad. His footprints remain indelible in us. To God be all the glory!
Posted by chima ejimofor on February 11, 2014
Beloved Daddy, your memory is blessed. I deeply appreciate God for making me your child. I now know the secret of your strength is Christ in you. Remain Special!
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on July 22, 2013
Always in our hearts and on our minds...
Posted by Ike Imo on July 22, 2013
Daddy would have been 86 today. What a nice man he was! Pleasant, witty, farsighted, humble, loyal, long suffering, kind, extremely intelligent and shrewd but also forgiving and incapable of bearing a grudge. May the Lord preserve your legacy in me in Jesus Name. Amen.
Posted by Abigail O. Imo on February 11, 2013
The path that Grandad walked was shown with no regrets. I also cherish the little time that I got given to seeing my Grandad before he passed on.

~Jemie Imo
Posted by Abigail O. Imo on February 11, 2013
Two years already daddy, you may be gone but but your legacy lives on through your loved ones. I remember that smile and "eee Funmi" you would say with such cheerfulness. I will always remember you.
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on February 11, 2013
Unconditional love. That's the love our parents showed to us. As we remember our Dad today, two years later, his memory remains blessed. Till we meet to part no more in Christ..
Posted by chima ejimofor on February 11, 2013
It's 2 years already! Today I wore a t shirt Dad gave me to the stadium and announced to those who still have Daddy's to take special care of them while they still have the time. Continue to rest in peace Daddy dearest.
Posted by oriaku oyet-ile on February 11, 2013
Dear Daddy,
Wow! Another year already!!! Your descendants are all hale and hearty. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord.
You will forever be remembered. You are in our hearts always.
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on July 23, 2012
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound... I thank God on every remembrance of Daddy. A very special man. As blunt as he was honest. I love and miss my Dad.
Posted by Ike Imo on July 22, 2012
"Naboth said to Ahab. The Lord forbid that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you". 1 Kings 21 v. 3. On this day that would have been my Dad's 85th birthday, I solemnly vow not to abandon the Godly principles that he left behind for me as my inheritance. I am proud to be his heir.
Posted by Anne Evans on July 6, 2012
I do remember your dad! We called him Uncle Imo & looked forward to seeing him if my parents hosted Item Dev. Union meetings at our place in Lagos. I remember his sense of humour, e.g. once when people were discussing careers & he said his wife's career was 'Mrs Imo'. It's the way he said it with a mischievous smile. :-) Lovely man & entirely lovely family. Anne (nee Anaeme).
Posted by Chris Ogali on February 11, 2012
May the Almighty God grant eternal rest to Dede Osoka as He rests in the bossom of the Lord.
Dede fought a good fight , touching all whom the Lord brought his way, ( relations , friends, and even total strangers)
Surely a crown of righteousness is , his
Hallelujah!
Posted by Wale Okunato on February 11, 2012
"Daddy, though I never meet you, I call you Daddy because I can see your exceptional handwork of enduring virtue, kindness, hope, love and faith in your daughter (Sis. Ugonma Adiukwu). We remember you today for your long lasting legacy. Hope to see you at the marriage super of the LORD.
Posted by Ike Imo on February 11, 2012
Daddy! What can I say? The longer I live, the more I appreciate you. Warm, generous, kind, quick tempered but never one to bear a grudge. Loyal. Absolutely loyal. Carried his invalid wife by himself many times without complaint. Could I do the same if need be? Doubtful, extremely doubtful. I love you daddy. You were a good example of what a Father should be.
Posted by alero imo on February 11, 2012
Life’s experiences are like threads in a tapestry. Daily, dark & bright threads knit together, often without rhyme or reason, but in the end forming a picture. Your bright threads are love given, gotten & lives touched. The dark threads are the disappointments, trials & tears needed for the bright threads to look brighter. Looking at your life’s tapestry daddy, it’s beautiful! Alero Imo
Posted by Ugonma Adiukwu on February 11, 2012
We cherish the love Daddy brought into our lives. He will always be in our hearts.
Posted by ugon-owaji oyet-iLe on February 4, 2012
Dear descendants of Osoka Imo, one year ago 11th Feb 2012, the Great Osoka Imo passed on to be with the Lord. The greatest memorial we can build in his honor is to keep the path of RIGHTEOUSNESS AND UPRIGHTNESS HE LIVED FOR ALL THE DAYS OF HIS LIFE ON EARTH.Daddy rest on.

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Posted by Udeaku Ogali on July 23, 2020
We remember you always and miss your wonderful and unique ways, but are comforted that you are resting forever joyfully with the Lord. Amen, So let it be !! Egesi and Ude.
Posted by chima ejimofor on July 22, 2019
Happy 92nd Birthday Beloved Daddy!!!!
Every remembrance of you fills me with gratitude to God for having had you as my Father!
It is well with the righteous always!
Posted by chima ejimofor on February 12, 2019
8 years in eternity!!!
This hymn brings a clear picture of Dad singing with Mom to me.......
WHO IS ON THE LORD'S SIDE?
1
Who is on the Lord’s side?
 Who will serve the King?
Who will be His helpers,
 Other lives to bring?
Who will leave the world’s side?
 Who will face the foe?
Who is on the Lord’s side?
 Who for Him will go?
 By Thy grand redemption,
 By Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side;
  Savior, we are Thine.
2
Not for weight of glory,
 Not for crown and palm,
Enter we the army,
 Raise the warrior psalm;
But for love that claimeth
 Lives for whom He died;
He whom Jesus nameth
 Must be on His side.
3
Jesus, Thou hast bought us,
 Not with gold or gem,
But with Thine own life-blood,
 For Thy diadem;
With Thy blessing filling
 Each who comes to Thee,
Thou hast made us willing,
 Thou hast made us free.
4
Fierce may be the conflict,
 Strong may be the foe,
But the King’s own army
 None can overthrow.
Round His standard ranging
 Victory is secure,
For His truth unchanging
 Makes the triumph sure.
5
Chosen to be soldiers
 In an alien land:
Chosen, called, and faithful,
 For our Captain’s band;
In the service royal
 Let us not grow cold;
Let us be right loyal,
 Noble, true, and bold.
Thank you Lord for wonderful parents!!!
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Posthumous 94th Birthday Loading.....!!!

Shared by chima ejimofor on July 21, 2021

With time, everyone forgets!!!

Memories are kept alive intentionally by those who it meant the most to.
When I am gone, for what will I be remembered?

Thanks Dad and Mom for intentionally creating an atmosphere of peace for us all growing up.
I really can't remember my parents fighting.
I also don't remember being flogged as a way of punishment or out of transferred aggression.

I do remember one "behavior changing slap"!!! Story, story.......

It so happened that we were all engaged in serious play - did I ever tell you all that Mom believed that hard play, as in very creative play, for children, was the same as working hard for adults??!!!
This was in 23, Salawu Street, Surulere, Lagos days.
Anyways, so I had already had my turn but I wanted another. Can't remember what game we were all playing.

When I didn't get my way, I then proceeded to start crying....  the loudest fake cry you can only imagine. 
Only God knows the spirit that prompted me to carry myself to the back of our parents bedroom window side o!!!
The plan was that Daddy who was home would shout from inside and say "obunnu unnu ngini"!!!  ( sorry if you don't understand item)!
Then so he wouldn't need to say more, they would let me have my way for peace to prevail.

For where, all I saw, or should I say remember, was.......

Dad came out and "sounded" me! 
Please understand, there's a difference between slap and sounding. Only Nigerians will understand. Hmmm.

In shock, I just went inside and slept.
I slept for so long.
Only me by myself comforted myself.

The lesson was so effectively learned.

I still marvel at parents who don't understand that children are champions when it comes to manipulation.

Happy 94th Birthday tomorrow my Beloved Father!!!

10 years today!

Shared by chima ejimofor on February 11, 2021
Ten Years Ago, Daddy, Pharmacist Osoka Okeudo Imo, passed on to glory! Every rememberance of my beloved Father is always with gratitude and joy.

Daddy made everyone of us feel we were his favorite.

He made you believe in yourself because he believed in you and showed it openly.

Dad was always punctual to events.
It wasn't unusual to find him most times 15 minutes early and already seated sometimes even before the organizers. He and Mom would already have agreed on how long they would be at every program and would leave immediately it was time.

Dad had a loud and very sonorous voice. Many times, I regret that we never got to record him singing!!!

I used to tell people humorously that when it came to shouting, my Dad roared!!! Me, panic? Maka why now? No matter how you shout, you're simply allowed to express your opinion however, I'm under no obligation to accept it.

Dad was tough and caring at the same time.
He made it a habit to remember all our special days and would visit or call if not able to.

We had absolutely no tension in the house. Our friends were welcome and there was always something to nibble on. I think Dad taught us all how to eat groundnuts. There was always a bottle by his bedside.

Dad had a wicked sense of humour and would tease you till you loosened up.

Join me thank God for a great Father.

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