- 63 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 16, 1948
- Date of passing: Dec 10, 2011
|You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, youhave kept the faith. Now there is in store for you the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, awarded to you on that day.|
The other day God called you home to live with Him above. He said, “It’s time my precious child to feel my arms of love”. He opened up the pearly gates and ushered you inside. Then smiled at you and welcomed you with His arms open wide. We can only imagine what Heaven's like but we’re sure you stood in awe. We can picture you in Jesus arms just taking in it all. We know you longed to be with Him to see His gentle face. To look into His loving eyes and feel His sweet embrace. We’re sure you fell upon your knees and worshipped at his feet. Then joined the choir singing songs and melodies so sweet. You lived your life down here on earth by serving God above. And now you’ll spend eternity singing Him songs of love. Oh how you loved Him all your days, you gave Him your whole life. Your love for Jesus shone so bright even in times of strife. You shared His love by how you lived you gave him everything. And we can hear Him say, “Well done, ” for living for the King. Thank you for your faithfulness for trusting in the Lord. For all the times you prayed for us and blessed us. Thank you for all the times you cared for us. We could never have asked for another earthly father but you. You deserve His best reward. We know each day you said a prayer for family and each friend. And we know that you were faithful and prayed until the end. We know you’re up in heaven now, your face we cannot see. But all those precious memories will always stay with us. We knew someday you’d leave this earth and live with God above. But we’ll keep you in our hearts and think of you with love.
Mr. Perry Wayne Ndip Arrey was a legend in his days a people's man. He was a devoted father, a loving/ supportive brother, in-law, son, uncle, godfather, grandfather and most of all a good husband and provider. Dad the giver, a servant to all; it was never too little for him to share what he had with others. Dad was a very punctual man.
Daddy, the rocker, a mentor to many….Papa was a "rolling stone", handsome, playful, joyful, funny, he was a hero, a strong man from Ossing and most of all a friend to us and many others.
Dad taught us most of what we know; he was a hero and still is to all who met and spent time with him. He was so young, so young, at 63 yrs old, Dad’s work here on earth was completed, he lived a full life and needed to return to the Lord.
We could not ask for a better father, he was our strength, inspiration, courage and all. He lives behind 7 children and 3 grandchildren, in/ out-laws, many friends – family members to carry memories of him forever.
"Dear uncle Perry, thank you for being a brother and good friend to Daddy. Thanks for showing us a great example of what a good father should be. You were always available to pick me up from school if Daddy traveled. Those & many other great memories, I will never forget.
We know you are in a better place, but miss you very much.
May your soul continue to Rest in perfect peace.........Love, Ebot"
It's three years today since you left us.. We love you and will never forget you.. We have one now named after you, he swaggs just like you.
It is two years today since you left and then left a hole in my heart forever, but guess what.. God always has a way of making it better.. your Boy Adriel Perry is here. I couldn't pass on the opportunity to keep your name alive. I dream about you always...Some people say the wound heals with time and some say it never heals.. oh well; all I say is thank you for the wonderful life and the precious moments we spent together. Thank you for being the best dad. I know you are watching over us because i can feel you. Keep doing what you know how to do best which is to serve people., Serve the Lord like you served everyone while you were here. The kids still talk about you from time to time.it's amazing how and what they remember. Love you Dad.
"I Heard Your Voice In The Wind Today
I heard your voice in the wind today
and I turned to see your face;
The warmth of the wind caressed me
as I stood silently in place.
I felt your touch in the sun today
as its warmth filled the sky;
I closed my eyes for your embrace
and my spirit soared high.
I saw your eyes in the window pane
as I watched the falling rain;
It seemed as each raindrop fell
it quietly said your name.
I held you close in my heart today
it made me feel complete;
You may have died...but you are not gone
you will always be a part of me.
As long as the sun shines...
the wind blows...
the rain falls...
You will live on inside of me forever
for that is all my heart knows."
"Sharon,Tabi,Arrey and Effudem,I can't beliefe we are already celibrating the first aniversary of 'Mr Perry' as we called.As i write this tribute my eyes are full with tears.I think of all the good times he had with my Dad.What i can say is that may his soul rest in peace.You gays have to be strong and make sure you preserve his good legacy he left behind.Mr Perry we love you.Charles Eyong-"
"Dad i feel like i am still dreaming. I got up this morning, went to the living room hoping to see you sitting there.
I still look for you every day and i can not stop crying..
it really hurts when i can not talk to you or see you.
I am happy you are with the Lord, He loves you more."
"A year ago when the Lord said Mr. Perry Arrey, it is time for you to see your eternal father, we were all shattered. A year ago is now our yesterday. We pray God will continue to nourish your soul and grant us peace that we would find solace in him whose works surpass all understanding.May your gentle soul RIPP. Goodnite. For the MBENG'S FAMILY."
"Dear Uncle Perry,
though it was a long while I saw you, I still remember your kind gestures,funny jokes and magic tricks. You were a loving uncle and its sad we have to say goodbye so soon but God knows best.Farewell and rest in the loving arms of our almighty God."
Gone but not forgotten! Forever you will live on in our heart. A happy birthday is what we wish you, although we can't celebrate it with you, I am sure every ones thoughts are with you. You are still missed immensely. I am grateful to have met you. Proud to be part of your family.. Love you, Conn #2"
"Br Perry please rest in peace. We think you went away a little too early but who are we to judge God's decision? Your place will hardly be filled in any milieu where you were present. Greet my mom, your auntie."NEKOR NEREH NEREH, EJEN TEBEREH, AUREVOIR, GOOD BYE" I can speak only four languages of the many you were fluent in. Happy Birthday. Celebrate with the saints."
"Hey Uncle Perry, my eyes are shedding tears again while going through the funeral pictures. You are still alive in me as i always think of your humor. Junior, Your best friend in the whole of this universe, as you fondly called him, Ayuk, who paid 25frs to you to marry auntie Christie and all my other kids have a story or two tell about you. We fondly miss you. We will forever remember you"
"No words I write can ever say how much I miss you every day.
As time goes by, the loneliness grows; How I miss you, nobody knows! I think of you in silence, I often speak your name, but all I have now are memories of your selfless love for us. No one knows my sorrow, no one sees me weep. The love I have for you is in my heart to keep. I've never stopped loving you and I'm sure I neve"
"God had made fathers so that children learn how to stay level headed, survive the storm and become strong and unbreakable. I thank you for passing on all these qualities to me. Happy Birthday dad"
"Happy Birthday Uncle Perry House!"
"Mr Perry, as my family called you.I just wish to tell you my family cherished the friendship you shared with our father and us the children.Your early departure for me is just like a dream.I will want to thank you every much for the advice you gave to me 12yrs ago when i was leaving home.It breaks my heart to know that you are no longer there.May the peace of the lord be with you for ever."
"I beg you Lord take care of mum. That cry, that pain...oh!! how it hurts to see her cry or even hear her talk about daddy. He was her best friend and all. show her how to carry on, comfort her please. I am not good at comforting her because i already am very messed up without you. I need a lot more help than i thought. It's very depressing not to stay depressed, you left a hole in my heart"
"Every day i say a Prayer, i tell God one more thing that you do very well. I asked Him to take care of you. I told Him you love to serve people and so he should use you to serve Him. I mentioned that you know how to cook and take great care of kids. And then i told Him too that you are full of jokes and that you will make Him laugh harder than ever. Well He knows you more. I love you Dad."
"You know something funny daddy? when we make AB angry he goes and brings your portrait saying something to me, i am not sure exactly what he says but maybe he still wants you to come rescue him from this cold cruel world... can you still do that?
shhh!! he plays on it too.. don't tell him i told you."
it gets so hard to wake up and not hear your voice.. you didnt call me up at 4 am to check on the kids. On Saturday evenning AB said " I miss Grandpa & Grandma".Tell me what do i tell him..?Dad, this weekened i just couldn't help myself. i needed you. where are you? show me how to carry on. i am lost."
""Uncle P" as I fondly called u. Rest in Peace at the Lord's Bossom. U gonna remain ever green in our hearts. We will miss u "big time. I pray that the Good Lord should give mama courage and strength to support yr absence with prayers.
We love u but God loves u most, RIP Uncle. ADIEU."
today marks a month since u've been gone.the road ahead is not easy because we have way too many things to discuss but I can't seem to reach you..where do we go from here? what do we do? how do we navigate this life without ur warnings, advise and encouragement.what are u thinking about us? can you see or hear us? miss u daddy"
It will be a month tomorrow ... I still can't hear you or see your face.. Oh! How I wish I could only hear you moan /groan.
I cried for you all day yesterday, it really hurts and yesterday was a day I needed you so much, I needed to talk to you, I needed to scream.. I needed you by my side.."
"Dear Uncle Perry, Like a bad dream we continue to suffer from your sudden absence from our earthly lives. The pictures uploaded by Nchenge confirm to us what we have always wanted to believe was a dream. I am consumed with sadness just looking at the pictures. A life gone too soon. Just when it was time for you to enjoy your hard work. oh death how cruel"
"Dear Uncle, you leave a void that would not be filled. I still remember the way you called my name. your smile. your talk.This comes as a shock but like all things unexpainable, we must accept. may you rest in peace. you care gone from this earth but forever in our hearts.
As you will soon be laid to rest...all i can say is you fought the good fight..and without any doubt your exist has left a vacuum for so many...we cherish every memory we have of you..we will carry on until we meet again..We thank the ALMIGHTY FATHER, for your precious life. REST IN PEACE..Papa...thanks for the visit..."
God knows when we shall meet again.
Bye for now..............."
"A Nyangkpe baron who knew Nyankpe inside out, a man with passion for his culture, a gallant dancer, a drummer and singer, a handsome man all through his age, a humble servant of the people. Your mom, Mami Joana is a humorist, but you beat her records by far. The light is out, my children will always remember the fun with you from their tender ages to present. You were a blend of the ages."
"Brother Perry, i am plucking courage today that you are lying in state to say something about you. You were always there for everyone You never called me by name. It was always, "Ma". Always showing concern, talking to my kids, while in Houston with Efu. I really find it difficult to digest your being in a coffin. A humorist, who turns sad event to happy ones, a speaker of many languages,"
"When a SESEKOU falls, a white flag is conspicuously raised in his honour. No one makes a noise because the LION is raving angry. When a SESEKOU who had a very human touch falls,you cannot help but remember your last encounter and how it resonated with you.....in this case, you are understood when you weep silently. SESEKOU ARREY NDIP Perry,1month ago in uncle jimmy's? RIP."
"Uncle Perry, I still remember your smiles, jokes and light heart, You were always positive when everyone else was negative. You leave an indelible mark in my life . We love you and would miss you so much but God has a better plan for your kind and gentle soul RIP"
It's more than a week now, i have been waiting to hear you call " M'a".. i am actually crying now. Where did u go? i have something to tell you, a little gossip, i need you to tell me what to do?
when should i call u? when will u get home today? i call your cell phone everyday. oh how i wish i could hear u"
"Do you remember when my friends will rush from class and run to the house to spend time with you and mummy? Daddy Fati says hi..Brie says she’ld like us to drive to Pittsburg for a spin. Yohanness says when are you coming to visit them on Michighan? Gerald says he’ll call you. They tell me they have questions to ask..and you are the only one who can give honest and wise answers."
"daddy do you remember the first day I drove by myself in Morgantown, WV right after I had my license and I drove from work to the house at night without my lights and got a warning and you laughed so hard asking if I thought the lights would just come on without me turning them on?"
"Daddy, how are you doing this morning? Daddy ! can you hear me daddy! Na who de for arashie? Daddy u de for arashie? Daddy! Can you hear me calling? I need to talk to you..its important. Ok call me back ok….I need your opinion on something…ok talk to you later…"
"They say "the worse things in life come free to us". I refute this dad. You came free to us and you are the best we could ever hope for. You shall forever be our father and we shall make you proud..."
"I just feel sad that I missed talking to you for the last time..my call got there too late...I wish I called back as Efu told me...You have always been that ''always smiling'' daddy and uncle...full of life and fun..we will miss you uncle ...may you rest in perfect peace."
"Sister Christiana and kids, cling to the memories and let them find way to heal you. The love and laughter,the joy in the togetherness you shared, will make you strong.You'll come to realize that your time together, no matter how long, was meant to be, and that you were blessed to have such a precious husband. Stay strong. Patience Mbeng. FOR THE MBENG FAMILY..."
"Uncle Perry, May the good Lord welcome you into His Kingdom in peace. The Lord said in my fathers house there are many mansions, Uncle your's is ready thats why He called you home. May He give us the strength to console grandma during this hard moments. Dear cousins please accept our sincere sympathy. Linda Ebot from Senegal"
"I light a candle for you daddy! my heart hurts daddy! ahhh this is just a bad dream"
"Perry has left a huge vacuum in our family. The news of his death hit me like a ton of bricks. I however find solace in the fact that he did lots of things for other people, putting smiles on faces that could have been stoney for a long time. The referee and the organizer of wrestling matches has gone, but his memory lives on. I will always be proud to have him as an uncle. Joachim Arrey."
you bring the sun out everywhere you go
Your smile brightens my day
your words continue to give me courage.
Know that I love(d) you, then, now and forever
until me meet again.....
LIKE WRESTLESS WAVES THAT TOSS BACK AND FORTH, ARE THE WORDS IN MY THOUGHTS AS I TRY HARD TO FIND THE BEST WAYS TO EXPRESS THE IMPACT YOU HAD ON ME AS WELL AS ON MY KIDS AND THE VACUUM YOUR HOMEGOING HAS LEFT..SEEING YOU IN ACTION AND/OR LISTENING TO STORIES ABOUT PAPA FROM EFU..GIVES ME MORE CAUSE TO THANK GOD FOR HOW YOU LIT MY LIFE"
"Hey uncle... You are finally going to join your friend and inlaw; you the very cheerful but fearless, the very sincere and caring, the very swift and sweet, with whom I proudly share a name, a family, a tribe. Uncle may you rest in perfect peace. Perry Yenika Agbor"
"Dad you taught me how to write and pronounce the letter "r" properly- "rice" correctly instead of "lice".. you were there when i first went on stage to do my rhyme and you were there when i went onstage again to defend my thesis, i was the only girl and the only black on stage.. u stood there tall, squared your shoulder, smiling like i was the only one in the room.. i made you laugh......"
you rocked my boat all my life, you swayed me from the storms when i came face to face with the storms. you inspired and helped me. you taught me how to be bold and courageous by living the example yourself."
"My heart just bleeds at this moment. My uncle had a heart that never hardened. He had a smile that never faded. His promises were silent, unwritten and unbreakable by distance and unchangeable by time. I was lucky to have you like an uncle.will always look up to you for blessings. We love you uncle because you were an honorable human being.. Emmanuel ayuk njoklaw ,Esq."
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