Papa Samuel Awamunang Abam
  • 86 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 29, 1928
  • Date of passing: Mar 13, 2015
' I have fought the good fight I have finished the race I have kept the faith' 2nd Timothy 4 - 7

Wake Vigil Locations

Houston Texas  
Venue: 8511 Old Brook Dr., Houston, Texas   77071
Date: Friday, March 27, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm till 2:00 am
Contacts: George Abam - (832)265-5716                 
                Stella   Abam - (713)367-7371           
                David Abam - (713)705-0251
                Jeff Taboh -   (832)768-6539
                Teku   Atanga - (832)419-0784         
                Elkanah Tebebi -   (713)979-6893

 Purcellville, Virginia
Venue: 711 W Main St,   Purcellville, VA 20132
Saturday, March 28,   2015
6:00 pm till 2:00 am
Edith Samson -   (770)378-7965          
Atem Samson -   (571)490-2689

 Denver, Colorado
Venue: 21991 East Ridge Trail Circle, Aurora CO 80016 
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm till 2:00 am
Contacts: Daniel Abam -   (720)209-5625   
                John Abam - (720)975-3162          
                Rose Abam - (720) 341-0408          
                Joe Abam - (303)434-7750          
                Edwin Achimbi – (720)933-0984           
                Emmanuel Achimbi - (720) 317-0634

New Jersey
Venue: Christ the King Parish, 411 Rutgers Ave, Hillside, NJ 07205 
Saturday, March 28, 2015
7:00 pm till 2:00 am
Ephraim Abam -   (201)306-1912          
Charlie   Abam - (973)444-2158
                 Maggie Abam-DePass -   917-414-0738
                 Pandora Abam - 973-885-8215
                 Jackie Abam - 973-960-5018  
Venue: 3541 Scarlet Place, Anchorage, AK 99517  
Saturday, March 28, 2015
7:00 pm till 2:00 am
Godwin and Constance Abam -   (907)764-1972                           

Bamenda, Cameroon 
Venue: Ntamulung Church All Purpose Hall
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Start Time: From 4:00pm

                                        Funeral Service 
Venue: Ntamulung Church , Bamenda, Cameroon
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015 from 9:00am till 11:00am 
Venue: Abam Family Compound at Wumfi Ku Bome, Momo Division, Cameroon 
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 1:00pm

                                     General Entertainment 
Venue: Abam Family compound at Wumfi Ku Bome, Momo Division, Cameroon   
Date: Friday, April 10 till Saturday, April 11, 2015 
                                               Thanks Giving Service
Venue: Ntamulung Church, Bamenda, Cameroon    
Date: Sunday, April 12, 2015 

Family Contact in Cameroon - Emmanuel Abam: +237) 6 9962 5755



Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Daniel Abam on 13th March 2017


Rest peacefully with the Lord. Save some grace for me.
Love you.


This tribute was added by Maggie Abam-DePass on 29th November 2016

"Dear Papa,

I should be wishing you a happy 88th birthday today. Instead, I am lighting a candle in your memory. The void you created when you answered God's call can never be filled. But the lessons you left behind and your footprints guides us in our daily lives. I say thank you Papa for such an exemplary life. Every time I look up to the sky I am reminded of where all my blessings come from. It's no coincidence that  your favorite Psalm was Psalm 121. Dear Papa, as you surround yourself with hosts of Angels above, please intercede on our behalf for guidance, love, support for one another and for strength in our trials and tribulations. Rest peacefully Papa. You are forever in my heart. I love you so dearly. Maggie Abam-a.k.a. Avebaba"

This tribute was added by Cathy Gana on 15th March 2016

"Dear Papa Abam, one year ago you rested in the bossom of the Lord Almighty. It's felt strange as your grannies said to me, not being able to visit and pray and be blessed by you before returning to school. However, my joy is that, they understand you are in a better place. Your lessons taught through living will always guard and encourage us. Continue to rest papa, as we continue on life's journey. REMEMBERED IN LOVE!"

This tribute was added by Maggie Abam-DePass on 13th March 2016

"Dear Papa,

One year ago our Heavenly Father called you to come and rest. Although I am comforted that you are in the absolute best home, I also mourn you  today because your departure created a void that will forevermissed.

This year has been very challenging for me. I wish you were still here Papa, I wish you were still here so that I can share a bit of my challenges with you. Thank you for the exemplary life you lead, thank you for your gentle nature and most importantly, thank you for your kindness.

It is so hard to carry on with life without you. But, I am blessed because I have the most beloved mother and siblings.

Papa, enjoy your eternal peace until we meet again.

I love you.


This tribute was added by Abraham Abam on 13th March 2016

"Dear father,
This day commences with loads of mixed feelings in my heart. One year ago, on Friday, 13th March 2015 at 1:50 pm I received the unprecedented call from my siblings, revealing your departure from us. You had answered the call from your God to come and rest in his Kingdom after serving mankind throughout your sojourn on earth. Dad, you'd fought a good fight, you finished the race and indeed you kept the faith. A vacuum has been created in our Family since you left and it might never be refilled. I feel at times like a cattle without a shepherd. Papa that's why I can't stop mourning your leave. At the same time I'm comforted by the assuring words you left for us through Abot, our dear mother and I quote "all of you in one pot". That's the Kind of man you were, passionate about your family, loving, generous, respectful and faithful. I hope you understand why I'm full of mixed feelings today, as we celebrate your life from our different corners. We so do believe you are with and intercede for us. We pray for continuous grace upon your soul as you dwell with the heavenly angels.
Rest in Peace Dad.
I love and miss you so
Your son Abi"

This tribute was added by John Abam on 13th March 2016

"It has been a year now since the Almighty God called you from us. My best friend, my wonderful father. I miss you so much. Thank you for teaching me to be the man that I am today. I will cherish your legacy of always being kind, humble, respectful and God fearing. Daddy I miss you so much, but I am also at peace knowing that the Almighty God is taking great care of you. May your soul continue to rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Ephraim Abam on 12th March 2016

"Dear Dad,

It is hard to belief that it has been one full year since you received the ultimate call from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to come home and rest peacefully in his bosom. As I write, I feel this deep sorrow in my heart, knowing that you are no longer physically with us. You were a magnificent man, a loyal and loving husband, a devoted father, and a true friend to all who knew you. I miss you so much. Your gentle and thoughtful ways, especially in family conflicts, are greatly missed and can never be replaced. Words cannot express what you meant to our family and to those who came to know you as a loving, caring and dedicated father who gave his best for the good of the family. Thank you for providing me with a never-ending sense of family security. You were not only a good father but an inspiration and role model who taught me the beauty of life and all the good values that helped to make me whom and what I am today. I know that, where ever you are today, I feel a sense of confidence that, every decision I take, you are there with me in spirit to guide and help me make the correct decision. I feel so blessed to have had you as my father and I’m thankful for the wonderful life you gave me. As we celebrate the one year anniversary of your departure to be with The Lord, I want you to know that I will always miss you and I will always love you. May God Almighty continue to grant you Eternal Resting Peace till God makes the decision for us to meet again.

Your dear son, Ephraim"

This tribute was added by Daniel Abam on 12th March 2016

"Dear Dad,

I am so grateful to God for the time he blessed my family with you on earth. I miss your smile, your gentle, kind, loving ways, and your selfless advice.

Even as you had struggled with your own life challenges on earth, you showed me through your actions what it means by "to live is Christ, to die is gain". If you were here today, l would say God bless you Daddy. But I trust you have gained, and hope through Christ, to see you again in a better place.

Happy anniversary of your gain. Save some grace for me Daddy.

Miss you.

This tribute was added by Edith Samson on 10th March 2016

"Dear Daddy,
It is like a dream, but Yes, it is already a year since you answered the call and left us to go back to your Maker. On this anniversary of your death, I’ve been reminiscing and being so thankful for the opportunity of having been your child. I am blessed to have been raised by such a great, wonderful, and outstanding man, whom I will love and appreciate forever.
You were our inspiration and anchor. Now that you’re gone, life is quite empty and we really feel lost at times. We wish you were still here daddy, maybe things would be better than they are right now.
Death, we know is inevitable, but when it eventually comes, it leaves a gaping void and pain for those left behind. Our pain is only made easier by knowing that you are in a better place, where there is no more suffering.
Daddy , you will forever remain in our hearts and memories. Though we are learning to live without you, we still miss you so very much

This tribute was added by Debbie Neighbor on 29th April 2015

"My condolences go out to the family and friends of Papa Samuel.  From reading about him and looking at the lovely photos, I know he is missed and 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 Papa Samuel, but I read his 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 FORCHIT NDAKWA on 8th April 2015

"Indeed you have set an example to the world. What you left behind is more than property and wealth. You looked at life the other way round: you choose to invest but in your children. Indeed the name, ABAM, will forever remain strong. We will emulate your perfect example. Farewell, may your gentle soul rest in peace. Adieu! Adieu!"

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 6th April 2015


My Dear father,

There is a truism that the people who know us best are our parents. From, our flaws to our virtues—our parents know us best and we ignore their wise counsel at our peril. Mum and dad, you are my first blessings from God, and I am eternally grateful for the strong influence you have been in my life.  You sacrificed every luxury you could have to give us the best possible chances in life to succeed—better than you ever had.

Dad, you were my solid rock, and a great influence in my life. Your presence was always felt—whether you were near— as in Cameroon or far when I was in America. By watching you, and listening to your advice, I have imbibed your values, virtues, your choices and your personality. Yours has always been the still small voice that guided my every step and gave me the impetus to move forward.

It is because of the kind of dad that you were that I am the daughter that I am. You gave each of us a platform to make something of ourselves, to attain our full potentials and to achieve the best of our abilities for personal empowerment. When I reflect on our family—when I take a look at my beloved brothers and sisters, I realize with pride that we are all products of your treasured influence in our lives.

When you turned 86, in fragile health, your positive outlook on life was heartwarming to see, as you continued to have a profound impact on my life and the lives of many other people. To me, you were almost faultless as a parent, and whenever I think of you, I had nothing but superlative praise to shower on you. I can only describe you in glowing terms for there were many positive things about you that made you distinct. You were calm, soft-spoken, kind, loving, giving, understanding, encouraging, positive, appreciative, intelligent, and more.

Dad, you were one of the most important and most respected persons in my life, and this is not because as your child, you gave me everything I needed for my growing up, but because as I grew older, I realized that the values you taught me were not only universal values, but were also codes of ethics that I apply in my everyday life to be a better person.

As a young girl, you always encouraged me with positive feedback. I always looked forward to my rewards at the end of each school term, whenever I brought home great results. You told me that I could be anything I wanted to be, as long as I studied hard and did well at school, nothing was impossible. Growing up in the country we grew up in, this advice proved to be my golden rule to avoid the pitfalls attendant the young in our community. Today, I cannot thank you enough for who I am.

Daddy your loving care meant that you made sure we were healthy, not only in spirit but physically. I remember how as kids, you always ensured that we took our worm medicines to prevent any intestinal infections. Sometimes when we got ill, you actually administered the required injections yourself and rewarded us for the pain we suffered. The reward was usually with the big 50 franc coin for not crying, and if we cried, the reward was a bottle of Top Orange. These are today some of my fondest memories of my growing up years.

Dad, your faith in Christ has taught me how to live an upright life. You showed me important passages in the bible to read during our daily devotion and made sure that as a family we remained strong in our Christian beliefs. Whenever I read the bible, I always remember what you told me; “whenever you read the passages or pray, do so wholeheartedly and believe. It strengthens your faith, and you really see how God answers to your prayers.” I do just that and I have seen God’s many blessings in our family. Today, I have dutifully given the same advice to my own kids, as well as friends and family.

Dad, you were known for your integrity. Your active participation in many groups in the community- Church, Town Council, Credit Union, village development and other cultural associations distinguished you apart from many. In each of these groups, you always served long terms as the Treasurer. You were always entrusted with keeping the money because of your unquestionable integrity. How you managed to combine your community activities and your professional life with raising a family is quite admirable with mum as your backbone of support. I remember how each time you gave me money, you always insisted that I count the it in front of you to confirm the amount before taking it away. You told me it is a good habit to ensure trust between two parties when money matters are concerned. You instilled trust in us, taught us to be honest, confident and most importantly to be respectful of others and ourselves. I am lucky to have had a great mentor from whom I
learned great lessons on integrity.

Daddy you were the pillar that kept our family strong. Your humility was a mark of your greatness. Your success was the testament to your hard work. Your love for our family was unconditional.

Dad, it is amazing that you were not only father to your children, but to your siblings and extended family too. After the passing of your own father, you successfully took the prideful place as the family head and you carried out your responsibilities with outstanding success— extending financial support beyond us your seven children, bringing to the fold of your support the extended family. You always provided comfort and support to everyone. Even though you had several responsibilities, you always had time for the family.

Dad, you were also a very good listener. Whenever we faced issues or challenges, you always provided the caring and listening ear to help us figure out the best way to resolve them. Your peace-loving manner meant that you always brought family unity and cohesion.  Daddy, you were the Papa, the Pa, the “Go-to” person, the granddad, our role model and our father.

You are the strongest person I have ever known. You were always calm and collected in every situation. I remember in every difficult situation, you remained strong for everyone else and the person everybody looked up to for direction. Your counsel and advice helped to calm things even during very sad times.

In addition to owning and running a business, daddy, you always made time to attend any meetings for the wider community that you served — the Church, the town Council, the cooperative Credit union,  your village Cultural Development Association, PTAs, to name a few. Being so actively ambulant, one would expect you to get home late and tired—but you never were. No matter how late or tired you got back home, before you went to bed, you always stopped by our rooms to ensure that each of us kids were well tucked in bed, and will reposition any child who was lying out of place. I will never forget such kindliness.

When I look at you, I see a person of honor and influence to the society. You worked hard and your achievements are profound. God has called and you have dutifully answered. We will always miss you, but God has a supreme purpose for you. You will live on through us. May you find eternal rest with God ‘til we meet again to part more.
So long Daddy, so long.

Your loving daughter always,
-Edith Enjoh-"

This tribute was added by Sam Abam on 5th April 2015


Good things don't last long. Good people live for a short while. You've been good throughout. And your last words to me made me feel so much. Thank you for all you have done. May the Almighty grant you a peaceful and heavenly rest. I love you a lot. And we say we love to meet again. May the heavenly angels hover around you as you leave us in this world. Bye, bye, and bye.

Victor Atanga Asaah"

This tribute was added by George Achimbi on 4th April 2015

"I have not only lost a Brother-in law. but also a Brother in need. Your departure has created a vacuum that will forever remain vacant. " HEAVENLY FATHER, MAY YOU HOLD HIS HAND AND  LEAD HIM HOME.""

This tribute was added by Martin Atogho on 4th April 2015

"He is gone, yet he lives on….

I quickly got to hear of Paa Abam back in the 70s once I started visiting Bamenda frequently as City Chemist was a prominent landmark, as it still is today. Paa not only made his contribution to the welfare of Bamenda citizens as a pharmacist, but also as someone who set impeccable standards of moral and especially financial rectitude in each milieu he was within. Closer to home, he set even higher standards as he was a father to very many children beyond his immediate surroundings, who in his humble service to God and man, imparted wisdom as well as financial support to all of them. They are now left with a void that is impossible to fill, even if with plenty of memories to cherish.

But we must take heart because Paa lived a full life to his old age, a privilege granted to a select few. He even had the opportunity to see his grandchildren grow in the process. So we have not one, but two generations that are carrying on his powerful legacy of humility, consideration for others, and unquestionable reverence for the Almighty. Yes, Paa may be gone, yet he lives on, through so many of us all, touched by his generosity of spirit and reflected in his progeny.

May your soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Daniel Abam on 3rd April 2015

"A Eulogy by Bonaventure Nyama

My deep condolences to the Abam family and to all of us that had the privilege to be fathered by this great man. What I grew up seeing in his life was a caring man who earned his place as an icon of the family & of Bamenda or the North West Region as a whole through struggle, hard work, shrewdness and persistence. His many achievements tells us what’s possible in our own lives as well if we can emulate these attributes together with his extraordinary sense of responsibility. Pa was truly one of the most inspirational family and business leaders of his generation. It is often said that you can tell a good seed by the fruits it bears. We can clearly see his legacy for ourselves; his children here and all over the world are examples of success and responsible citizens. What a great soul it was. We will deeply miss him. May God bless Pa’s memory and continue to bless his family that is left behind to celebrate his life.

Thank you Pa – Rest in Perfect Peace."

This tribute was added by Achimbi Charles Tibi on 2nd April 2015

"PA, as we fondly call you, your life is and will remain an exemplarily one. As a little boy, I looked up to you in all aspects and I thank God that I am what I am today;
A good father
A good husband
A good teacher
An exemplarily worker and above all God fearing because of you
You spared no effort to drive good morals into my head. I can remember the slaps and pinches on my jaws, the knocks on my head, all of this without any hash or shocking words but a gentle warning.
You always sought to know if I was fine, and if my answer was negative, you will give your usual instructions “meet me at the pharmacy” and while there you will do your diagnosis and make a prescription followed by the drugs.
I can remember all the things you bought and paid for, time and time again without complaining.
You were always gentle in your ways even when you were angry because of my headiness.
I lack the words to say thanks for all you did to me, family and non family members. I pray to God that the same grace he bestowed unto you, he should do same to me, and all those who looked up to you as a father and a grandfather. This way, we shall take care of our children and grand children, in the same way that you took care of us.
I and my family are blessed and honored to have known you and we are proud to call you PA ABAM for you rightfully deserve it.
To me and my family, you are still around. Even though we cannot see you, the love, respect, humility, humanity and what have you are still being felt and will forever be felt as well as keeps reminding us of you hence making us to feel your presence.
We love you but God loves you most. Go and rest but we will one day meet to part no more.

Ti na’a bene  PA ABAM.

Achimbi Charles Tibi
Enow Priscilla Epse Achimbi
Achimbi Agwa-Ebai Harmony
Achimbi Bangan-Tabi Joshua
Achimbi Abam-Besong Emmanuel Doe
Achimbi Benenwi-Mengot Marvelous Samuels"

This tribute was added by Daniel Abam on 1st April 2015

"Tribute by Muda Stella A. (City Chemist Pharmacy Staff)

Oh Papa, here on earth, you were always there for us and now that you are resting in God’s bosom, you are still there for us. May the Good Lord crown you with eternal life so that you will continue to pray and prepare a place for us until we meet again.

Your name Papa Abam Samuel will always be glorified and remembered for ever.

Muda Stella"

This tribute was added by Daniel Abam on 1st April 2015

"Tribute by Tekum Judith (City Chemist Pharmacy Staff)

Oh death, you took my happiness away. It was on Friday 13th March 2015 that this thunderstorm took
Place which I thought I was dreaming, that death hit the doors of City Chemist Pharmacy. It just came like a thief and snatched our beloved Father, a father who was so loving, generous and who puts on smiles at all times. Oh death, why have you taken me unaware, that I had wished I still had time to enjoy Pa’s smiling face, giving me corrections on how to work and clarifying me whenever I am doubtful.

Until we meet again, farewell Papa.

Tekum Judith"

This tribute was added by Daniel Abam on 1st April 2015

"Tribute by Becky L. Fonjoh (City Chemist Pharmacy Staff)

When I came to start work at City Chemist Pharmacy Bamenda, this is what Pa Abam said, “This is God’s work.” My name is “Limnyuy” and it means God’s work. In fact, God has made perfect His work in the life of Pa Abam Samuel. His entire family is a total reflection of God’s great handwork.

I will forever miss his cheerful smiles. Till we meet again.

Becky L. Fonjoh"

This tribute was added by Daniel Abam on 1st April 2015

"Tribute by Joan Ngoh (Shop supervisor, City Chemist Pharmacy)

You were a father to me and not a proprietor, because my father handed me to you when handing me in marriage, and so you took care of me like your own daughter. Dad, I miss you so much. We love you but God our heavenly Father loves you more, that is why He has all the reason to give you rest at His right hand side.

When I remember the training and the advice you gave me at the Pharmacy, you would always say,” Joan work hard for the improvement of the business” and this has always given me the courage to do my best.

Daddy, I promise to work harder, so that the seed you sowed will grow more and more for generations to enjoy.

Adieu, Adieu, Daddy till we meet again in God’s Kingdom.

Joan Ngoh"

This tribute was added by Daniel Abam on 1st April 2015

"Tribute by Albert Awahmunang N. (City Chemist Pharmacy Staff)

Papa Samuel Abam, you are great Dad. Anyone who knows you will always wish to be one of your children. My mother; Ma Mary Bih Abam (of blessed memory) used to tell me so.  As I grew up to become a man under your care, I came to understand just how true my mother’s words were. People knew my late mom as your daughter and so I could be taken as your grandson. But to me Papa Samuel Awahmunang Abam—you are a Dad, a wonderful Dad.

Ever since I lost my mother, you took me under your care and I became part of the working force of the pharmacy thanks to you. Papa you told me how important City Chemist Pharmacy is in the heart of Bamenda city, being the very first in Bamenda. Since then I have been proud to have become part of this great establishment.

The values and virtues that I uphold in life today that were taught to me by you, Pa Abam. I want to extend my profound gratitude—on behalf of my family, the Awahmunangs— to Auntie Mama Rebecca Abam who has the role of mother now in my life. I pray that the Lord continue to bless her.
Papa Abam, God Almighty made His image seen in you and even though I know you are resting by His Right Side, I will forever miss you here. Until we meet again, RIP.

Albert Awahmunang Nankobe"

This tribute was added by Daniel Abam on 31st March 2015

"Tribute from ALLAN ABAM (nephew)

Papa, grief and consternation filled me when I got the news of your passing. However, considering the challenges you were facing with your health, I guess that is why our ever loving God and Father had to stretch His hands of grace to draw you closer to his bosom where you will never face these predicaments.

Papa, you exhibited a high spirit of leadership at the helm of the Abam’s family and externally, such that where and whenever there was a problem, your timely intervention always silenced them and order restituted.

I  thank the Almighty God for your life, your achievements and I give him all the kudos for the King Solomon’s wisdom he endowed you with. Even though you are not physically present, you left us with countless wonderful memories.

Papa S.A Abam, may your gentle and generous soul find solace in our ever loving God and Father’s bosom."

This tribute was added by Daniel Abam on 31st March 2015

"Tribute from ESTHER PANDONG (sister in-Law)

If I did not know someone like you, I would have missed a lot. Your lifestyle has proven that you were generous and helpful without measure. There is no compensation for this loss. Papa I became your first child instead of a sister in-law while I was living with you and my sister and going to school. Your wonderful kindness extended to my whole family so my husband became your brother.

One aspect I admired in you and will never forget about is the fact that each time you returned from work your wife was always the first person you asked of. You would ask “Where is Abot?” and so this name has gone international. However, all the pains you went through were preparations for a better rest.

We love you Papa but God loves you best. Test in the Peace of the Lord."

This tribute was added by Daniel Abam on 31st March 2015

"Tribute from Niebeng Dr. Ndamukong Ani Samuel (P.G. of B.A.D.A. 2000-2010)

This name, Pa Abam, strikes and produces none other than positive notes and sounds that draw the attention of not only targeted individuals or groups but also those who inadvertently find themselves within hearing range.

To the plentiful positive attributes duly earned by Pa Abam from individuals and organizations for his diligence, empathy, humility, and legendary honesty, I would integrate his having been the unequivocal “confidence factor” for the survival of several social/cultural groups. His unquestionable integrity, made it a usual foregone conclusion that he would be the Treasurer of the quasi totality of social organizations of which he was a member. In fact many social/cultural groups vied for his membership because of his value added quality as faithful custodian of their hard earned resources (monies). He not only was a diligent treasurer but was also a generous contributor to development projects.

Despite inherent and sometimes evident risks, many treasurers yield to the temptation to invest for potential dividends, money entrusted to them for safe custody. Unlike most of them, Pa Abam, faithful and characteristically imbued with angelic honesty successfully shielded himself from yielding to such temptations through fervent prayers to God Almighty.

If for some reason Pa Abam did not deposit in a commercial bank any money entrusted to him for custody, he ensured that it was meticulously preserved to be returned on request to the owner intact (that is in the very bills or coins that were handed to him for safe keep.) How many other people in our society identify themselves with this distinctive quality? This emblematic character of Pa Abam positively impacted the survival of not only individuals but also many social and cultural organizations that would not accommodate the reckless handling of their meager hard earned resources. Such was also the situation of Bome Area Development Association “B.A.D.A” for which Pa Abam tirelessly devoted himself as Treasurer for about two decades (despite challenges of physical limitation due to his already respectable age as of the year 2009). The B.A.D.A. Certificate of Highest Honour offered to Pa Abam during the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of April 2009 is only a token of our immense esteem and appreciation for his invaluable contribution to B.A.D.A. objective to render Bome a more comfortable environment. Though no longer physically present, his legacy of unreserved sacrifice for others will continue to rekindle our community outreach endeavors.

In appreciation for his professional service to the nation in general and to the Northwest Province in particular for the establishment of City Chemist in Bamenda –one of the forerunner nationally validated pharmacies; and more specifically in recognition of his invaluable sacrifice for B.A.D.A. objectives of scouting for and to judiciously manage mobilized resources to provide the essentials that enable realization of an acceptable world standard of livelihood in Bome, I gladly join my utmost wishes and fervent prayers to those of all B.A.D.A. members for our beloved Pa Samuel Awamunang Abam’s heavenly rest from the sundry challenges of earthly demands.

Niebeng Dr. Ndamukong Ani Samuel
(P.G. of B.A.D.A. 2000-2010)"

This tribute was added by Cathy Muneme on 27th March 2015

"In memory of Papa Abam Awamunang Samuel.

Daddy , what the cold hands of death did actually stopped my world.  For once I thought it was just a bad dream but when my clock started ticking again I was speechless. Meta quarter will never be the same without you. "Oh daddy, Papa 4 meta quarter." As a granddaughter I enjoyed the warmth of your gentle caring and loving ways. How lucky I was to enjoy the best out of you as a grandchild. Abot taught me how to prepare you good juicy  meals and it was such a pleasure for me to do so. Papa, I wonder who will appreciate my cooking the way you did. I also wonder who will call me all the sweet names "Kate". Your gentle smile embraced everyone. I quiet remember counting 38 kids in the house during one holiday. You and Abot sacrifice so much by opening your doors to everyone that happen to come your way. You sheltered everyone regardless, what a Godly person you are what a beautiful lesson to learn from you. Just to think that you are no more  makes it so so hard to know that the big tree that holds and fed the family is no more. Papa I could go on and on. My tears will ever remain fresh for you for you have created a vacuum that no one can fill. I learned how to be humble, caring, loving, forgiving, hard working and most of all be a cheerful giver with a happy heart. This is the legacy you left us and I promise to keep it up as much as I'm alive. My heart is at peace because I know you fought the good fight and now is time for you to gain farvor from the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Goodnight daddy till we meet again.
      Your granddaughter Catherine Muneme"

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015

"Tribute from Judith Ngoh

I am sorry for the loss of a grandpa, whom at the same time was a father, a guardian and a husband. Papa, you meant more than the world to us and loosing you is the hardest thing we would ever have to deal with.I would not stop to remember the day the news of your pass away came to me. The world came to a standstill, the clock stopped ticking my activities came to a halt as my whole life reflected right before my eyes; you cautioned me right into my every step. Even when I failed and stayed away, you always came to me in a calmed voice and said “I encourage you to work harder” and that always made me feel relief, recognized and stronger. Papa, how I burst into tears at your departure, yet as you ferry across, go well for your legacy lives on. I thank you for loving me back.

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015


Our hearts have never felt so much pain at the departure of a loved one. You were always here to cover and comfort us no matter what we do. You helped us stop our tears and helped us conquer our fears. You were a pillar, shelter and a father to our lives. Thank you papa. May you go well and live in perfect piece.
Goodbye Papa.
USA Atlanta."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015

"Tribute from SALOME NGOH

Pa Abam,
Your departure is too heavy for my heart to bear. Yet, God loves you more. You were a canopy that covered an immeasurable piece of land. For that, I am forever grateful. It is very painful to live in your absence, but the role you played in our lives, leads us on and puts smiles on our faces.
I love you grandpa. Goodbye.                                                                                                                  
                SALOME NGOH
Atlanta Georgia."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015

"Tribute from MAMA AMBE ALDOLPHINE (Ephraim’s mother in-law)

Papa you were a light that shone the world and touched lives. This is so because you put your TRUST and CONFIDENCE in our Creator the Lord of Host. God was your priority in whatever you did. You were a gentle breeze quietly blowing through every human being you came across and so left your mark. What a precious gift God showered on you.
So Papa, having completed your assignment on earth, the Lord has called you finally to be with Him. Your legacy of LOVE and PEACE to all will remain with us all until we  meet in that eternal life to part no more. Continue to pray for us. AMEN."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015

"Tribute from NJI FELIX (Eye care, City Chemist Pharmacy)

With tearful eyes, we are forced to say goodbye to our dear father. Your generous heart stopped beating and your hands of hard work have gone to rest. Your life was full of useful lessons for us. Your faith in God and your dogged determination to make your children succeed will remain indelible in our hearts. A great warrior indeed in the Lord’s service. Your outspoken nature and a strong will to stand for what is right irrespective of what men would say singled you out as a great soldier of the cross.
You were a blessing to all who crossed your path. Your fatherly counsel will be missed by all. Papa rest in the Peace of the Lord till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015

"Tribute from MR. MBANWI JACOB (for the Mbanwi’s Family)

Pa Abam, the Mbanwi’s family has been looking onto you since the pass away of Ni Peter Ndenge, but now we know God loves you more than we do and so he has decided to take you from us. All we wish is that you have a safe journey and may God guide and protect you until we meet again. Fare well Pa Abam."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015

"Tribute from MINETTE NDANG (Granddaughter)

Dear Grandfather, a man of joy, humour and love for everyone. A man of dignity and respect. Papa, you showed love to everyone, what a great man you were. Papa we miss your fatherly love, comfort and care. Papa we love you, but God loves you more. We know you are with the Lord and so may your soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015


Papa Samuel Abam, you were a great man who portrayed real attributes or virtues of peace, love, Kindness, sincerity and above all highly respectful. These are primary qualities in life which anyone would like to posses in order to gain God’s favour.
As a result of these, your passing away is a very big loss for the family and the people of the Bamenda Community.  Rests in peace Papa for you have gained God’s favour."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015

"Tribute from GIDEON ANJEH

If only we could wish, we would say, why now? But our good Lord knows and plans it all.  In fact, you were a caring and supportive father to all. You gave moral and financial help to those of us running our courses in life. Thank you, thank you and thank you one last time, for being a father. Eternal rest be granted unto you Pa. Farewell and we will miss you."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015


Papa, you were a father and not a brother to me and my entire family. You took care of me and my entire family. Oh such a great Father! May your soul rest in perfect peace. Amen."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015

"Tribute from NDENGE FOSTER N.

Oh!! Words cannot measure the magnitude of gifts that your presence bestowed on us. Your endless love and support has given us haunted hope so that we can see brighter days.
Thanks Grandpa and rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015

"Tribute from TEBIT MUFU RUDOLF.

My dear Pa S.A. Abam
This is the way I address you when we meet. On the morning of 13th March 2015, at about 10am – 11am, I got a phone call from your Bamenda station residence; telling me that you have rested. What a shocking and painful news it was. I gathered courage with my wife and we went to his station residence. What did we see; this was my brother Pa S.A. Abam, lying straight on his bed. All that I said was that, the Almighty God has taken his final decision.
As we all know, death is inevitable, we now cannot communicate with him as we did when he was alive.
I knew brother Abam in the 50s in Meta quarters where my elder brother Peter Mbekwa Tebit (of late) was staying in the father’s compound with me. We were both going to different secondary schools. Mr. Abam attended his secondary school in Nigeria while I was schooling at Government Technical College Ombe in Victoria (now known as Limbe). Both Abam and I attended several meetings, like MECUDA, Azire Credit Union and many family meetings together. Furthermore, late S.A. Abam and myself are married from the same family.
I would have cherished to enumerate more about the way we lived together up to his departure, but due to time constrain, I would end here.
To conclude, all I can say is that, even in your sudden departure, we will do our best to remain shining examples of your love and respect for each other, until our turn comes. We love you, but our Father God Almighty loves you more. May your soul rest in perfect peace, until we meet again.
Your beloved good brother and the family."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015

"Tribute from MR. ANNIM KWAH (President Meta Elite, Bamenda)

The Meta Elite Meeting Bamenda has been in existence for a little over twenty five years. We started off without Pa. Sheer good luck brought Pa to become a member of our meeting. Prior to Pa’s membership into the meeting, we were almost always at each other’s throat during meeting debates. Meaningless debates at that! With the membership of Pa, everything suddenly came under control as if the argumentative demon had been cast out! Pa had his way of participating in these arguments. He just sat on his chair listening. When a helpless Chairman turned to Pa for intervention, Pa never said this or that person was wrong even when all facts points to that direction. Pa will say something like all what you have  been saying is correct but don’t you think that if we did it this way, Pa now gives his opinion, it would have been better? Of course Pa’s opinion was always better.
If your cell phone was stolen, you could retrieve some of the data from the network to which you were a subscriber. But if your laptop was stolen there will be no way you could get back the information contained therein. Pa you were our Laptop. Our Laptop was not stolen. The owner simply wanted it back.
Pa, you were more than a Laptop to us. You had the solutions to all problems under the sun. After a much fulfilled life, you have been called home by your maker. You deserve the rest. Fare thee well."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 27th March 2015

"Tribute from MR. ABAM EMMANUEL AMMUNUH (Late Pa Abam’s kid brother)

My dear brother and father, the cold hands of death have caused damage to my life again. When papa died and later on mama, I did not feel much pain because you did for me everything they could have done. I will not forget that you were the one who brought me up. I remember, I started living with you when you just got married. You sent me to primary school where I had the opportunity to enjoy some of the civilized facilities of wearing shoes to school, living in a self-contained house with electricity, sleeping on a foam mattress and so much more.
After I completed primary school, you sent me to CPC Bali and upon completion taught for 2 years before having a greener job with BICIC. All of these successes of my life were master minded by you. You kept following me up and gave me another job at City Chemist Pharmacy where I am up till now.
Among the many good things you did for me was that which you taught and advised me how to work harder and to ensure the general stability of the family at home and abroad. To this, I promise to continue in that light, God being my helper. In everything give thanks to God.
As you go join our parents, I will only pray that you intercede for us. Thank you, thank you and thank God for your life.
Adieu Papa."

This tribute was added by David Tantang on 26th March 2015

"The loss of someone dear to us is never easy. While Pa Abam is no longer physically with us, his spirit is always around us. May all the sweet memories of Pa bring solace to each and everyone during these difficult moments.and may you rest in perfect peace Pa until we shall see again.

David Tantang"

This tribute was added by Cylvia Tebit on 26th March 2015

"Papa Samuel Abam, a Role Model of a Father. May your soul rest in perfect peace. I know you are seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. AMEN! A Father with such great family Values, A Father with an Open Door Policy,A Father with Good business ethics, A  Father Blessed with Unprecedented Favor, thank you Papa for all your Good works on Earth,In the Mighty name of Jesus, in the name that is above every single name, in the name of our lord and Savior Jesus Christ Amen! To God be the Glory! Rest in Peace Papa!     Cylvia Tebit."

This tribute was added by Bobe Ndamukong on 26th March 2015

"May Pa Abam’s soul rest in perfect peace and may the good Lord grant strength and comfort to the entire Abam family. Pa was a perfect gentleman. An exemplary family man and a role model for all of us. He leaves behind a legacy of love for family, for friends and for community. He served so many people in so many capacities at – the pharmacy, the credit union, the church, the PTA and the list goes on. I pray for strength and comfort for Ma Rebecca, Uncle Ephraim, Charlie, Dan, Sister E, Maggie and John, and their respective families.
Pa lived a good and fulfilling life. His shoes are obviously pretty big to fill but I am confident he is passing on the baton to a next generation of Abams equally capable and nurtured in the love and guidance of a great dad. May Pa’s soul repose peacefully in the Lord.
Our deepest condolences to the Abam Family. We have you in our prayers.
Emmanuel Ndamukong, for the Ndamukong Family."

This tribute was added by Cathy Gana on 26th March 2015

"Papa S.A.Abam
Papa, you were the most kind and generous dad. You were there for me when your brother and friend, my dad,Late Rev. Dr. Gana passed away. In 1998 December, when i had a one month old baby, you saved my life because you always checked on me. You have been the best granddad my kids have had; visiting, playing and praying with them, listening and admonishing them abd making sure they had their wheat bread.
I remember your smile whenever I came visiting and you will say, " cathy, I hope all is well. Where are the boys?"
Papa, thank you for the love you gave and made me feel so special and beloved. Thank God for the time we spent reading the psalms especially Psalms 23,27, 91 and 121.
Rest in peace. We loved you but now your maker has called. You will be missed but remembered for all the good you did. Love you. Greet Papa and mammy please."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 25th March 2015

"Tribute From Grace Ijangfri Atanga

Papa you are one in millions. You were indeed  a mighty man of valor and a father that everyone should learn from. You were very caring and looked out for everyone making sure everyone around you was well and happy. You served the Lord from the bottom of your heart, making us understand the essence of meditation, teaching us how to use our tongues, embracing our flaws and always cooling the fires of irritation and misunderstandings. My kind Papa, you welcomed countless people into your home. If anyone walked in as you were dinning, you were quick to ask that they join you and eat together. What a vacuum you have left in our family. Will we ever learn to accept such a great loss? I just thank God for the wonderful life you lived. I may not see you physically anymore but thinking of you still makes me feel safe. All the exceptional qualities you instilled in us will stay forever. A superior general in the Lord's army, a true soldier, you fought the good fight of faith to the end and died at your post. Farewell my dear Papa. Rest  in perfect peace in the bossom of the Lord till we meet again where there will be no more pain and no more sorrow.
Your Daughter,
Grace Ijangfri Atanga"

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 25th March 2015

"Our Grandfather Tribute from Siri-Mah, Teku, Taboh & Ngwe

Our Grandfather Papa Samuel A. Abam was an incredibly special human being and we will forever be grateful for the amazing memories we shared with him. Growing up, we were beyond blessed because we had three sets of grandparents. As God would have it, we lost two Grandfathers as very young children with only vague memories of them. God truly blessed us with Papa as he was the Grandpa we spent the most time with. How do we say goodbye to such an incredibly special human being? You and Abot made our boarding  school days in Bamenda so comfortable for all those years, the memories are endless and oh so special for each of us. As much as we will miss you Papa, we are most grateful for your exemplary life. Your calm and gentle spirit was like no other man we know. You gave so much of yourself to the world and even when people were ungrateful you still gave. Even when people did unforgivable things you forgave them completely and only showed them love. How honorable!  Grandparents make the world a better place and you and Abot did that for us. Thank you for the lessons of love, humility, forgiveness, kindness and respect you taught us. Thank you for being an amazing Grandpa and for leading by example. We will miss you dearly and because it's impossible to say goodbye to such an incredible Grandpa, we will say "see you on the other side!". We will love you forever!

Your Atanga Grandchildren,
Siri-Mah, Teku, Taboh & Ngwe"

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 25th March 2015

"Tribute From Jeffrey Tifang Taboh

We have lost our patriarch and shepherd. When Papa took ill, the impact was immediate because we found it difficult to do certain things efficiently and promptly as we used to do with his guidance and assistance. Papa was more than a father. He was a philanthropist and a God fearing man who did so much good in any community he was in. There are unforgettable memories of my childhood life all the way to secondary school that involved Papa and his wife Rebecca Abam whom we all affectionately call Abot. Beautiful memories from Ekona where Papa worked at the CDC hospital till later when Papa joined what was then the Rainbow Pharmacy in West Cameroon. He later went solo and founded City Chemist in Bamenda.
Papa was known most of all for his kindness. I recall when I was in Bamenda in 2011, we both were at commercial avenue where an acquaintance walked up to him. The person asked for financial help and Papa instructed me in metta to give the person a certain amount of money and I did. My time with Papa was great. Those who knew him, visited him or lived with him will know where I am coming from. From Ekona to Bamenda, all the holidays I spent with him and Abot was exactly what every child dreamt of. Papa may be resting in peace but my life experiences with him will remain intact. His integrity was beyond reproach. Give him your money without counting it, no problem. He was a family man and he sure knew how to maintain his cool. Even when people were frustrated or angry, instead of responding unkindly,  he would take his time to explain where you went wrong and then give you the right advice. He was in the business of putting the pieces together and doing his utmost best to keep us together. We must honor him by following in his footsteps and emulating him. We owe him but this debt cannot be paid to him. We must pay it to ourselves by sticking together as a family and looking after each other. Papa has left a big vacuum. May the good Lord guide us all and especially Abot through this tough period. May Papa's soul rest in eternal peace.
Jeffrey Tifang Taboh
Houston,  TX"

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 25th March 2015

"A Tribute to Pa Abam From Tendo Family

We look back with thanksgiving to the Lord for the long years of friendship that existed between our two families; the Abams and the Tendos. The two families became knitted together since 1962 when the Tendos arrived at their SONAC street residence in Bamenda and quickly bonded with the Abam family then at the City chemist residence.
We the children have fond memories of activities carried out between our two families such as Christmas parties, birthday parties, 'born house', picnics, specifically the picnic to the Menchum Falls and regular trips to Mbengwi; just to name but a few.  
In business ventures the two families were together and became founder members of the Azire Cooperative Credit Union (AZICCUL) with Pa Tendo becoming account-holder No 1 and his friend Pa Abam account-holder No 2.  The two men always used the word 'Globus' whenever they spoke of their business ventures; probably referring to the fact that they were heading towards becoming Global businessmen.  Kudos to these great men.  Globus became a household word which helped to further strengthen the relationship between the two families. What a mark of true friendship.
Pa Abam truly represented the ideology of “It takes a village to raise a child” Pa Abam was a father to all who reached out to him.  His love for family and devotion to his people was exceptional.  He will be missed. Papa you taught us that the words of Proverbs 27:10 are so real. “Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family” (NIV).  We will keep this great lesson.  
Fare thee well Papa we will miss you.  May your soul rest in the eternal peace of the Lord.
Tendo Family"

This tribute was added by Comfort Ateh on 24th March 2015

"We know so well God’s triumph of death through Jesus Christ and believe that Pa Abam lived his life on purpose and went on to finish it. We believe that Christ is and will continue to be in the midst of the family Pa is leaving behind. He who began a good work in His Children shall bring it to completion. Rest in peace Papa as your spirit continues to live with your children who will forever dream of the city Jerusalem as in the lyrics of the song below.


Commie Amba Ateh on behalf of the AMBAs"

This tribute was added by ROBERT ANNOH on 23rd March 2015

"A Tribute to Pa Mr. Abam,
As tributes flow in from around the world, in retrospect, “Pa Abam‘s, (as we knew him from childhood) contribution to our contemporary Bamenda is enormous, with his profound regard for humanity.
His influence runs broader than the Family, church and Metta people. Pa Abam if my childhood memory serve me well pioneered the pharmacy services in Bamenda hence the “City Chemist” roundabout named after his flagship City Chemist as it was known then but was just a very humble, modest man.
Pa Samson Annoh “I just feel emptiness that his great presence is no longer with us.”
On behalf of my father Pa Samson Annoh (his brother and childhood friend) & entire Annoh’s family,
Pa Abam, although your physical presence is no more but your values, principles and legacy will continue.
May you rest in peace in the Lord ...Amen."

This tribute was added by Jeff Taboh on 23rd March 2015

"Papa fought valiantly ,no matter how tightly we hang on to our treasure,God has a way of snatching them from us.You  were such a gracious and giving human being,icredibly calm and great counselor.Anger was not part of you.We may not be able to match you pound for pound,but we will do our best to live life like you did."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 23rd March 2015

"Eulogy From Goddie Abam Achomukong and Family

Time, it came at last
The violent wind blew so hard
In its wake lay an uprooted giant baobab,
A tree that afforded protection for the ABAM FAMILY
And a shade to the reach of all.

Papa, your love and good deeds touched every heart
With words and acts of honesty and humility
You bent the arc of the rainbow
Always, and Forever towards peace
Yes, peace, even at the expense of Justice.

Papa, May your abiding Faith in the Lord
Carry you to the ‘great beyond’
Where you would join the already departed
And tell them even before they ask of you,
“It would be very difficult to have another tree.”

Your generosity, work ethic and selflessness
All qualities that myself, Constance, Cynthia and Ruddy
Admire and aspire to.

Papa, your children will continue to build
The legacy you tirelessly constructed.  
Thank you for teaching us the important lessons
Of hard work, family, leadership, sacrifice and unity.
If I do not remember anything else, I at least know
That your grandchildren will never depart from these principles

You will forever be in our hearts as we continue to make you very proud.

We thank you, love you & celebrate your life.

– – Goddie Abam Achomukong and Family"

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 23rd March 2015

BY Samuel Foncham

In the late1920's, the Almighty Lord commissioned one of the greatest Meta men of all time to be his servant. He gave him a name which was not by accident and of course He also gave him a mandate. On Friday, March 13th 2015, (yes, Friday the 13th), the Almighty Lord spoke again: "The mission for which I sent you on earth has been accomplished. Come and receive your eternal reward."
The servant's name is Pa Abam. The name "Abam," has a lot of implications which can translate into responsibility and yes, Pa took up with that responsibility-Leadership. The name "Abam," implies that you will be the first on the roll call list 99.9% of the time. That implies that Pa could not afford to be a second late to school because he could be marked as late or absent whereas others whose names start with the letter "z" for example could easily get a break if they are a few seconds or minutes late. What a calling of responsibility which Pa took.
Pa was a very kind, loving and generous man. He used his time, talents and treasures (TTT) for the service of others. He was a church elder in Presbyterian Church Ntamulung for many years, He was the PTA chairman in almost all the schools his children attended: PSS Batibo, PSS Mankon, and CPC Bali. He was a very good listener as many parents will contact him when there were issues in those schools. I know that first hand. You could trust Papa 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days in a year ( of course 366 in a leap year). He was one of the founding members of Azire credit union and became the President. At a very young age, I read a book titled "who is who" among top Cameroonians and I was greatly inspired by Pa's biography, something every child should emulate and sure I did.
    Pa practiced what he preached through his example and raised his children in a Christian home. Pa touched so many Meta families by caring and by sharing.  I can't list many occasions but there is one worth mentioning: A few years ago I was visiting my family in Bamenda from the US. There was no major family event. Pa heard that I was around and he came all the way to our house to say, "Welcome son." I felt very humbled and very honored. Usually it is a son who should report to the father and not the other way round. That says a lot about Pa Abam- a down-to-earth gentleman. What a messenger from the Almighty.
May Pa's soul rest in peace, and may the Almighty Lord give strength to his family to accept His will. May Pa's spirit of love, gentleness, kindness and patience continue to dwell among us. Yes, the spirit never dies.
Sam A Foncham
(for the Foncham's family)."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 23rd March 2015

"Tribute to our Loving Father, the late PAH ABAM

FROM Fred Babi

Oh departed father, words cannot express what you meant to our family and to those who came to know you as  a loving, caring  and dedicated father who gave his best for the good of the family. You have left behind a loving wife and children for whom you sacrificed all your life and who, in turn, loved you ever-so much and are now left to fend for themselves. You were not only a good father but an inspiration and role model who taught us the beauty of life and all the good values that helped to make us who and what we are today. It is with a great sense of pride and celebration that we stand bound together in love, peace and prayer, and promise to carry on the mantle to the next generation. As a man of truth, you stood by your words and actions which we would try to emulate during our time here on earth. Your commitment to family and Christian values paved the way for our success in life and it is our fervent prayer that we will continue to turn to you in your new dispensation and rely on your inspiration not to deviate from the values you have passed onto us. We trust that as our infinite Guardian Angel, you will always assure us of your continuous love, guidance and protection.  Dear father, now the day is over and the night has drawn near, may God Almighty grant you Eternal Resting Peace till we meet again. Good bye father.

Fred Babi"

This tribute was added by Rebecca Achimbi on 23rd March 2015

"A Poem In Loving Memory of my dear brother Pa, Mr Abam S.A.....        

God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be
So he wrapped his arms around you and whispered "come to me".
You didn't deserve what you went through, so he gave you rest.
God's garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best.
And when I saw you sleeping so peaceful and free from pain,,
I could not wish you back to suffer that again.

                  John 6:35&40
I am the bread of life, who ever comes to me will never be hungry, and who ever believes in me shall never be thirsty.
For my father's will is that every one who looks to the son and believes in Him shall have eternal life and I will raise them up at the last day.

This tribute was added by Joseph Mancho on 23rd March 2015


Pa Abam, you were a good and decent man, and a devoted servant of God. You set a good example, and served your fellow man wholeheartedly and dutifully. You were patient, kind, honest, dependable, hardworking, trustworthy, reassuring, soft-spoken, and above all God fearing. You were a man of extra-ordinary character, who lived in harmony with friends and neighbors. You have lived a wonderful life.
You were a pillar in the community that supported many. You were a disciple of the church. You were a nation builder that helped build and nurture lasting and durable institutions that served many. You were a pioneer professionally, who served and saved many. You were a cultural anchor. You were a trustee and custodian of secrets and treasures for people and many socio-politico-eco-cultural organizations for time immemorial!
In this great stage we all call home, you played your role like few others, building hope, overcoming challenges, and helping uplift many generations. You left us with an empty tank, having expended all that you had to offer us. We thank you Pa. You are the epitome of a wonderful role model or perhaps I should say a model citizen for many to emulate.
Your departure will create a huge void in our midst, but in a way, you have simply passed the torch. Few will be able to do it as you did. We know that many will continue to see you through the works of the wonderful family that you raised, and countless others that you mentored and touched.
You have earned your rest. We will pick up from where you left, and try to run with the same vigor, determination, and commitment that you exemplified, for all that is good and necessary to support and serve each other. Pa we mourn you. We will miss you. Farewell.
Pa Samuel Awamunang Abam, go thee now to thy eternal rest, and take your place in the army of the saints. May our almighty Creator look upon you with favor, and welcome you home."

This tribute was added by Rose Abam on 23rd March 2015

"Tribute to Papa Samuel Abam

You were here and now you are gone.
You taught us how to be honest and respectful, and now you are gone.
You taught us how to be kind and generous, and now you are gone.
You taught us how to appreciate simple things in life, and now you are gone.
You taught us how to be courageous and humble, and now you are gone.
You taught us how to be industrious and strong, and now you are gone.
You taught us how to know and trust God, and now you are gone.
We enjoyed your presence while it lasted and now you are gone.
Cherished memories will live with us till we meet to part no more.
You were here and now you are gone,
Because there is a time for everything.
We loved you, but God loves you most and you are sure with him.
We are comforted because we know you are resting in the Lord.
May your gentle soul Rest in Perfect Peace.

Rose Abam"

This tribute was added by Edith Doh-Taka on 23rd March 2015

"Dear   Pa Abam,
     You are a treasure that your family and friends will forever  miss. May your gentle soul rest in peace. Extend greetings to my late Dad papa Doh your dear  friend . I wish I could have met you when you were alive to tell me stories of my late dad and the times you both shared together.  Well  there is no better place  of rest that I could have wished you both than heaven.  RIP.
Edith Doh-Taka.."

This tribute was added by george abam on 22nd March 2015

"Pa, I will never know or get an answer as to why you had to leave us. Your departure has added another vacuum in my life. I know you are in a better  place with my Dad and  the rest of the departed family members. Your good nature, God fearing, caring, supporting and loving will never be forgotten. Even though you are gone, your memories and legacies will live and last forever. You held and played a part in my life as an uncle. I'm proud to have had an uncle like you. Rest in peace .
                                            George Abam (Nephew)"

This tribute was added by LUCAS NKWELLE on 22nd March 2015

"I think he really fought the good fight considering all that he achieved. 86 years back home is not 86 days. May his soul rest in perfect peace. I wish the family courage, strength, peace, unity and God's most abundant blessings during these difficult and trying moments. May you all be blessed.  WE WILL KEEP YOU IN OUR PRAYERS."

This tribute was added by james ntantang on 22nd March 2015

"Our hearts are saddened by Papa loss and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. We may not understand why sad things happen, may it somehow help us know how much we care. I wish to express my sympathy, and to let the family know that our thoughts and prayers goes out to this wonderful loss."

This tribute was added by Jonas Nguh on 21st March 2015

"Papa, you have given the best of your service
In the life you have lived.
Go in peace and get a well-deserved rest.                                                         God understands and says well done

Just as our Savior was misunderstood
And hung on the cross to pay the price for our sins
As we mourn your passing, we remind ourselves
Let not my will, but Thine be done.

You have come to the end of your journey
Weary of life and having won the battle
Carry your staff and the cross of redemption
God understands and says well done

A life of labor now is ended
Now its time for the reward for the race you have run
What a wondrous rest that awaits the faithful
As He welcomes you with His blest and final "Well done"

Dr. Jonas Nguh
Baltimore, MD
Adapted from the hymn "He'll Understand And Say Well Done"

This tribute was added by Emmanuel Ngwa on 21st March 2015

""The Mightiest Are Falling"  

The "Mightiest Are Falling"; I know you will rather I refer to you simply as Papa. Your values, a replica of those of my biological father who 3 years ago went ahead to rest. I will on behave of my family share a few  personal memories of my childhood at your house,lessons which have and continue to  shape my life as an adult. You, just like my father emphasized the importance of morning devotion,family, and going to church every Sunday.When I came to your house for the week ends, I thought I could sleep in late. I was surprise to hear a knock on the door in the morning at 5:30 am. Dan said, it is time for morning devotion. I asked Dan if my father came in last night. It was not the case, it was the routine to begin each day with God in mind. These were the same values in my house in Njinibi. Another day you saw me in town at Azire old church junction and you made a U-turn in your car to talk with me. I could not believe that you will do that for a young man like me. This is the simple and humble person you have always been.

When I say the Mightiest are Falling in reference to your generation, it is because of what you all stood for. I hate to write in past tense because your legacy lives on. You are a man of impeccable integrity, honest, humble,loving,conscientious and one who keeps family and God above all things else in life. I am blessed to have known  you alongside my father because your respect for what is right has never  been viewed from the premise of how it benefited you or your family. The Bible remains your unshakable reference for what is considered moral in God's eyes.I have continued to and strive to live up to your legacy. You are and will always remain sainthood personified.

"Abot" As you lay Papa to rest and enter a new phase in your life on earth, I leave you with this song " A Mighty Fortress is our God.." to guide and protect you.

Emmanuel Ngwa"

This tribute was added by Enow Takor on 21st March 2015

"It is inded, with a heavy heart that I write this narrative about my personal experience with the late Papa Samuel Awamunang Abam.   I knew Pa Abam on a personal basis beginning with his first and subsequent visits to Colorado. I can recall that Pa Abam's first visit to Colorado occurred in the 1990s, when Mr. and Mrs. Daniel and Carole Abam lived on Navarro Street, in Aurora, and the Cameroon community was in its infancy at that time; our numbers were quite small, and Dr. Denis Neba was our President. Thus, when Pa Abam came to town, it was Dr. Neba who informed us. I also remember quite vividly that during our reception for Pa Abam in the Abams residence, he sat between Mr. Emmanuel Ndikum and myself. As people began to socialize over refreshments and went into convival moods, no body spoke wiith Pa Abam. I therefore engaged him in a conversation and I began by askiing him about the poitical situation in Cameron. As our conversation progressed, and unbeknown to me, Dan was watching us. He thus, came closer to encourage me to keep the conversation going forward. I found Pa Abam to be warm, personable and versant with developments in Cameroon. Following that conversation, I developed a very positive disposition and warm feelings towards Pa Abam. I have also held him in high esteem since then. Furthermore, I had occasions to meet and interact with Pa Abam during his subsequent vsits, and he was still warm, affable, engaging and well informed. I deeply regret that Pa Abam has left us soon to be with  God, our Heavenly Father and Creator. We loved Pa Abam, but God loves him more. Sacred scriptures raise these spiritually insightful questions: Oh death, where is their sting, oh grave, where is their power? The answer is that, biblically speakng, niether death nor grave have sting or power over us, beause Jesus Christ, by His death and  resurrection, has paid the ultimate price for us to be free from captivity.  For as St Paul proclaims in te Book of Romans, niether death nor principalities among other things, can separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus. May a chorus of Angels sing Papa Samuel Awamunang Abam's name and escort him to eternal glory,


This tribute was added by Denise Jones on 20th March 2015

"PAPA Samuel Abam in memory of a kind and gentle man.

"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love
deeply becomes part of us."

Will be deeply missed. Rest In Peace"

This tribute was added by Shirley Hubbard on 20th March 2015

"Papa Abam and Mama Abam, Thank you for the precious gift of hospitality. You allowed me to stay at  your place, and allowed me to work in the pharmacy when I visited Cameroon. You made me feel very welcome in your home. I have always admired the true Grace that God have bestowed upon you and your family. Thank you for creating  a wonderful daughter Edith, as the vessel to be able to meet you on this side of Heaven. I know without a shadow of doubt that God himself was waiting for you when you ascended into Heaven, and said well done my good and faithful servant. I will not say goodbye to you, but see you later! I love you, and you will be missed."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 20th March 2015

"Tribute from Edwin Achimbi

Pa, I will always love you my dearest uncle,
I find it hard to accept I am writing  a tribute of you. Words alone cant describe how shaken I feel and how difficult and uncomfortable this moment is. If this may mean I never get to see you again, the last time I get to say goodbye, If anything I must say, I am truly very blessed to be your Nephew.
you touched countless lives with your generosity, and unlimited acts of kindness.  You embraced me with love and support when I felt lonely and   abandoned by the world.
what sets you apart is the fact that you are a man with a Golden heart, God fearing, Gentle, soft spoken, Energetic, a Visionary and a Father figure for all- a pillar that supported and held our family together.
As I think of the absolute finality, my mind is crowded of fond memories of you, and your smile especially.
In this life uncle, I have loved you dearly and in your absence l will always do. While it breaks my heart, a part of me will always be with you.
You Nephew
Edwin Achimbi"

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 20th March 2015

"Tribute to PAPA Abam Samuel from Achimbi Charles

I grew up to know you as a man of faith, a man who loved God and will always do as God say. The bible say “love your neighbor as you love yourself”. You were just a perfect example of that. You showed love to all, without discrimination. You encouraged us to pray and to pray without seizing, for prayer is the key. This was exactly how you lived; always praying, shearing and showering love.
In December when I came to visit you in Bamenda, alongside others, you were so much in pain that you could not answer me when I called. But I remembered telling you that “I have come to see you and to join my brothers and sisters, to go to church the next morning to pray to God in order that you will be liberated from the pains and sickness and that after the prayers, you will be free and together we shall glorify the name of God for his goodness over your life. At that moment,   I noticed that you wanted to say something but the words would not come out. Instead it was tears that came rolling down from your eyes. Immediately, I understood that the tears you shared were tears of joy. I equally understood that you were happy about the prayers and thanks giving that your children have come to offer in your name and that we your children have understood that only prayers and thanks giving could lift you up from your sick bed and we have come to offer one. And indeed when we returned from church on that day, you were stronger than you were the day before.
PAPA, you are living us at a time when life is full of so many challenges. We would have loved you to stay, and continue to encourage us and to pray for us throughout these difficult times. But Gods time is the best.
I want you to know that, the lessons you thought us, lessons of praying without seizing, are understood and I shall stick by it. This way we shall overcome the challenges that plague the world today.
I pray that God will forgive your sins for no man is perfect, and that God will grant you a place in his heavenly kingdom. Because there you shall continue to pray and worship God, as you have always been doing.
Till we meet again, Adieu PAPA Abam Samuel
Achimbi Charles Tibi"

This tribute was added by Stecy Achimbi on 20th March 2015

"They say that a good soul is known, not by the cries that follow it's exit, but by the joys it's memories elicit in the living. I did not know Papa, but have yet to hear anything but greatness when his name is mentioned, even when he lived. The angels have gained a worthy member, and we should and are thankful we got to share him even if for a moment. RIP Pa Abam."

This tribute was added by Daniel Abam on 20th March 2015

How can a few words do justice to the outpouring emotions I feel about you? I pray that my tribute to you is that the decisions and actions of my life proclaim the lessons of love, patience, humility and gratitude you worked tirelessly to teach me.

I love you dearly and will miss you so much.
Rest peacefully with the Lord.
Dan Abam."

This tribute was added by Juliet Ndofor on 19th March 2015

"In memory of Pa S.A.  Abam from A.B. Ndofor

A good man has travelled back to his maker. He served humanity with humility and honesty combing these with love and affection. He was dedicated in everything he did.  He will be missed here on earth but we pray and hope heaven will have more interesting roles for him.
Adieu Dad!

A. B.  Ndofor"

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