ForeverMissed
In loving memory of our Dearly Beloved Sunshine, Our Son, Brother, Husband, Father. Grandfather, Relative and Friend
RAY NDUKA JOLOMI OKPU

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Posted by Toyin Taiwo on July 2, 2022
On behalf of the Pratt Family we deeply sympathise with the Okpu Family and our dear sister and brother Dr Roy and Oluyemi Okpu on the passing of Ray Okpu a very warm and jolly gentleman. May his soul rest in perfect peace and may God comfort and strengthen the Family at this time. Amen
Posted by Oluyemi Okpu on July 2, 2022

TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED COUSIN,
MR. RAY NDUKA OKPU
By Olorogun Bernard Okumagba

I will never forget the call. How could this be? How could he be gone? I stared at the phone for a long time after the call ended in disbelief. My beloved cousin was gone. To be writing a tribute to the memory of my beloved cousin is very harrowing for me. His departure has left me distraught and feeling hollow. Every now and then, images of his jovial and effervescent self flash before me.

Ray was my cousin and my friend. Over the years, we stayed close, meeting regularly and speaking for long periods on the phone regularly.

Ray was a man of razor-sharp intellect with a lot of vigour and zeal. Ray was exceptionally bright and charismatic. He was also very jovial and boisterous, with no illusions. He was always cheerful. Ray was a man of impact and substance which reflected in his business and network of friends. He was a simple man, unpretentious, with no airs, however exhibiting immense knowledge, creativity, energy and drive. Ray could visualise things straight-off that would take others a long time to see. He was always willing to share his very valuable experiences in various business endeavours garnered over the years.

Ray's sense of humour was infectious. His broad and charming smile was his signature. He was exceptionally humble and humane.

Ray was a man of ideas and resolute in his pursuits. I remember our serial brainstorming sessions. Every new idea triggered his adrenaline the more. And he will go to great lengths to articulate a pathway towards achieving it.

I miss my beloved cousin Ray dearly. I miss his brotherly love, his intelligence, his cheerful nature, his optimism, his humility and his humanity.

May the Almighty God guide and provide comfort to his immediate family as well as all of us in his extended family.

May the gentle soul of my dearly beloved cousin Ray Nduka Okpu continue to rest in peace in the bosom of the Lord God Almighty. Amen.

Olorogun Bernard Okumagba (Cousin)

Posted by Richie Emeni on July 1, 2022
Baba Ray as I always hailed you.
You were one in a million.
The fountain pen Don rest.
Words can not express the sadness in my heart that you bowed out so soon.
It breaks my heart to know that I will not see you again to worry you.
"Whadt does it profit a man to loose his soul and gain the whole world,"
this was one of your famous Bible verses.
You remain in my heart forever.
Rest in perfect peace Baba Ray.
Posted by Delas .-. on June 30, 2022
Daddy,

Like the rushing of the winds at the brink of dawn,
the news of your departure left me numb as I froze like one forgotten in a cold room.

I recall memories we shared and the bond we held dear. Memories of your humorous self, your jovial nature and the friendship that spanned so many years that could make petals glow grey in green envy.

Many hours unend but like split-seconds we spend on phone simply because you could relate with me effortlessly and pour out your heart without thinking twice. 

I called you “daddy” because that was the crucial and delicate role you played in my life.

Your memory and great legacy will always remain with us. I am grateful I had the opportunity of experiencing you first hand. You will be greatly missed!

May your family be comforted in this tough times and may your soul find divine rest in perfect peace,Sir.
Amen
Dele Olaiya
Posted by Oluwaseyi Agoro on June 30, 2022
Uncle Ray,

What a Colossal loss to the family and friends, didn't know you came to say goodbye to us at my wedding few years ago. You left so soon Uncle, we will miss your words of wisdom.
Rest well sir . 
Toyosi Agoro
Posted by Peter Odjoji on June 30, 2022
Dear Ray,
You were a year ahead of me in school and we never met again since leaving school. You were quite joyful, jovial and bubbling with life while in school.
We thank God for the life you lived.
May the good Lord be merciful to you, comfort your family, friends, Mariners and grant your soul peaceful rest in heaven amen.
Odjoji Peter
Posted by Jamil Howeidy on June 30, 2022
It is from god that we come. And it is to him we shall return. Ray .you were a friend unforgettable. May God grant you eternal rest, in peace. And may god grant your family the strength to bear the loss.
Posted by Babatunde Adefarasin on June 29, 2022
Such wonderful memories I have of you. Having worked in your company for 19years. All the words of wisdom that comes from you bothering on business and life, the warm smile and thorough ways of handling issues, the good spirit and so many moments you bring laughter to my mouth, the trust you had in me and many more.

Just about 90days back, you asked me to arrange you ticket to come home and see your turf (like you always call it) not knowing you are trying to bid us good night.

Memories of you remains with us. Sleep well.
Posted by Chinyere Ozemelah on June 28, 2022
You know, Ray was such a perfect name for you, so appropriate, for you were truly a Ray of light, a Ray of sunshine, a Ray of hope, a shining twinkling star lighting up the sky, where your love shines down to let us know you are happy.

And you know Ray, I have been casting my mind back to my most impressive memory of you and this took place during The Papal Inauguration Mass for the Ecclesiastical Investiture of the Pope Benedict XVI of the Catholic Church, when he celebrated his Inauguration on 24 April 2005 as the Head of the Church and the Sovereign of the Vatican City State.

The Pope and the Cardinals went in Procession to Saint Peter's Square for the Inauguration Mass, while the "Laudes Regiae” hymn (Royal Praises or Royal Acclamations) iwas chanted, asking help for the new Pope.

The Procession was watched on TV and as the melody was being sang in Latin, “Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat!” (Christ conquers, Christ reigns, Christ commands), you joined in with the choir singing every word and every note concisely, perfectly in Latin, as if you had been an integral part of the Pope’s very own dress rehearsal in Rome. So impressive.

It was upon amazed questioning of your accomplishments, during and after the Ceremony, that you calmly and politely revealed that you had once served as a Alter Boy singing in the Holy Church Choir.

You never failed to impress with your diversity of talents and broad range of skills sets.

A true gentleman with talents that not only span the boardroom with your business acumen, but also accredited to life’s humanities.

We know you would be with us here today if heaven wasn’t so far away.

Rest in Peace and God Bless.

Chinyere Chichi Ozemelah
Posted by Elsie Ola on June 27, 2022
Wonderful, funny, kind Ray.

So so sad you’ve gone.
I had not seen you in ages, but you still remained a brother.

May God grant you eternal rest in Jesus’ name.
You will forever be fondly remembered.
Posted by Ossy Egbaran on June 27, 2022
The ever effervescent Ray! 'Ray Hammer' was our nickname for you. You were only a year my junior in GCU but even back then you hob-nobbed easily with your seniors. You had charm and flair in spades. Even back then, it was clear that you were destined for greatness. 

Boy, did we have some good times back in the days on the plains of Lagos! There was never a dull moment with you. The stories, jokes and laughter were endless.

Sadly, we lost touch in recent years due to the hustle and bustle of life and the unending quest of making a living.

When I heard the news of your passing, it was met with a combination of shock and a rush of fond memories. We will surely miss you bro!

I pray the sweet repose of your soul in heaven and that the Lord will give your loved ones the grace and fortitude they need to bear your loss.

Adieu my brother!
Posted by Chinyere Ozemelah on June 27, 2022
To Our Dearly Beloved Friend Ray,

Your Life was too short, but you managed to achieve so much and enrich the lives of those around you in your limited time here on God’s Earth .

You touched the lives of those who knew you with love, generosity, kindness, thoughtfulness and understanding. Your humble good natured exuberant and welcoming Personality was a characteristic which made you stand out from the crowd and you will be forever remembered and greatly missed.

You served God in your youth as an Altar Boy singing in the Church Choir Service, and kept God’s faith throughout your life, now you remain in God’s good keeping with all the Angels in Heaven.‍♂️


“Revelation 2:7

7 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.”

Your life was a blessing,
your memory a treasure,
You are loved beyond words,
and missed beyond measure.

In Loving Memory,
Always in our hearts,
May your Soul Rest in Peace

Chinyere Chichi Ozemelah


Gospel Song; Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AZQxH_8raCI
Posted by Oluyemi Okpu on June 27, 2022

TO RAY NDUKA JOLOMI OKPU.
Posted by ALEX.O. ENEBELI.     
Adieu Ray, May your easy and Gentle Soul Rest in Peace. You came, saw & conquered. You have run your race with a big heart. May God give the family that you left behind the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Till we meet again.
Posted by Abidemi Okpu on June 27, 2022
It is with heavy heart I am writing a tribute about you. You lived a short but worthy life. You were a fighter and I am convinced you must have fought to the end. I know you are in a better place. You will always be in our hearts. I will forever hold the fondest memories each time you saw me always telling me Bidemi you are the only one that knows me too well. For the past months each time you called your brother Rex you would speak for over two hours almost every day telling him everything was going to be okay. May the good Lord send his spirit to comfort us all as a family at this time especially your children. We find solace in knowing that you are at peace and have been released from the ills of this world. Adiieu Uncle Ray
Posted by Oluyemi Okpu on June 27, 2022
TRIBUTE FROM OGHENERHONOR OKPU

Mr Ray Okpu. You were a great man, you were kind and had a big heart. I did not see you often, but whenever I did you were kind to me.

I was happy to play with my cousins Reena, Rookie and Ryan when I came around.

We were proud of you and know you will be missed by the whole family

Ogenerhonor Okpu
Richards Son
Posted by Oluyemi Okpu on June 27, 2022
FROM BIMPE ALAMUTU

The great Ray, Richard couldn't stop talking about you, as he was so proud of you.

You were a shining light and you made all the Okpus proud.

You achieved so much in such a little time, as God knew you had a short time to finish your race.

You were always smiling and it will be sad never to see you again, but God knows best.

You were a good uncle to my son and I am glad you always made us feel welcome.

May your soul rest in peace in the bosom of the Lord

Adebimpe Alamutu
Posted by Oluyemi Okpu on June 27, 2022
TRIBUTE FROM JAMIL TAHIR
You had a good heart bro.
Rest in everlasting peace.Jamil.
Posted by Kabiru Ali Ahmed on June 26, 2022
My dear brother, for he was more than just a friend, Ray Okpu! (Matacosta from Uraguay!) I nick named him in later years, after a trip to Uraguay.
Ray & i met at Federal School of Arts & Science, Sokoto 1976 - 77, 46 years ago! Since then we've been friends for life! He's a kind hearted jovial guy, we've lived in each others house on & off all these years in different parts of the world. Done business together, we've had our differences, but never fought. He's touched so many peoples hearts. He's the kind of person one can never forget. May God in his in infinite mercy, bless his his soul, may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace! Amen!
You'll be greatly missed Ray! May his family have the fortitude to bear this great loss.
Posted by Charles Uwensuyi-Edosomwa... on June 26, 2022
Pareto,
News of your passing came to me as a rude shock! Sad as it is, one takes solace in the fact that you always were positive and vital. You won’t expect us to mourn you too much, but would rather we remember you as the ever lively and ever upbeat Pareto who could never be put down.
Go well pally, we’d miss you for your strengths, your positive outlook to life and your immense achievements while here.
My condolences to your family with prayer that merciful God would take away the sting of the pain of your death from them, giving them fortitude and peace instead.
Rest In Peace, bro
Charles Uwensuyi-Edosomwan,SAN & Family
Posted by Sun-x Development Company on June 25, 2022
Even the courage to write a tribute to our dearest friend "Papi Ray", who was only but a phone call away yesterday, has failed me.

I met "Ray Nduka Jolomi Okpu" during the summer of 1995, in London. A mutual friend, Peter Oriakhi, of blessed memory, had interfaced us on phone prior to my visitation. Peter had asked Ray, who was already a guru in O&G to be Chairman of the board of my Oil & Gas Company, which was just beginning to crystallise into foreseeable engagements in the industry.

But we quickly bonded beyond the officialdom of business and he became, as we say in local parlance, "a brother from another mother". By the time we were back to Lagos, it was a reinforcement of the interconnectedness of family, friends and events, as Apapa became a regular rendezvous. Ray was probably the most unassuming person that I ever met, who was typically self-effacing about his stupendous achievements.

"Papi Ray, we spoke a minimum of twice a week in the last one year before your passing; mostly from London and sometimes Istanbul, and not once you demonstrated any feeling other than your characteristic and boisterous self", but little did we know that the furtive death lurked around.

May the good Lord grant your family (that has become mine as well) - a nucleus and extended, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

I have no doubt that you are somewhere in the verdant hills of heaven and in the bosom of the Lord. You have fought the good fight and run your race beyond the finishing line. Rest In Peace brother!!!

Adieu Papi Ray!!
Tim Mudia Osayimwen
Posted by Peter Osayimwen on June 25, 2022
Dear Big bros Ray,

May your soul rest in peace my big brother, life is short, I remembered talking to you and Bros Tim on phone a few months back in Nigeria, you did promise to call when you are back in London. It's unfortunate that death doesn't keep records of our promises and dealings. Till we meet again and part no more.
Adieu, brother.....RIP
Posted by Funso Popoola on June 25, 2022
Oga Ray as we used to fondly call you at Intercontinental Bank is gone. This is not good news but we console ourselves that you were a good and jovial man. You respected us your much younger friends and treated us as equals. I pray that the family and friends who are many have the fortitude to bear your passing into glory. We celebrate you cos you ought to be celebrated . Till we meet to part no more.
Posted by Samuel Onabanjo on June 25, 2022
Though gone too soon but he will be remembered for long for his cheerful heart and deed.
May the Lord grant his soul a perfect rest in His bosom. May Christ heal the wound in the hearts of all family members and friends keep and uphold them through this trying period
Rest in peace Ray till we meet again at the resurrection
Dr and Mrs S O Onabanjo
Posted by Weyinmi Atigbi on June 25, 2022
Even though it’s tragic to think of Ray leaving us so soon, he left behind a lifetime of warm memories to celebrate. May you rest in peace dear Ray, and may Gods peace be with you.
Posted by Umweni Omoruyi Chf. on June 25, 2022

"What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget"

Our prayers are for the Okpu's must especially our Mummy.

In Ray's words..." The Show must continue"

My sincere condolences

Chf. Omoruyi (OmorodeAgbon Irikefe)
Posted by Ugbana Okpu on June 24, 2022
As we contemplate the untimely passing away of our beloved Ray Nduka Okpu, I am reminded of what Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer and poet, said: "He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present, than the living man." For, though Ray may no longer be with us, he abides with us. He touched our lives in exceptional ways and he will be remembered and cherished as a caring, generous, larger-than-life figure with a special sense of humor.
We love you. 
May your blessed soul rest in perfect peace.

Posted by Paul Wiltshire on June 24, 2022
Ray,
Your life was a blessing,
Your memory a treasure...
You are loved beyond words
And missed beyond measure.
Rest In Peace bro!
Posted by george wiltshire on June 24, 2022
Ray Barreto you have run your race. God knows best. Rest in peace. May God give the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Till we meet again.
Posted by Ay Alonge on June 24, 2022
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die”. Barreto, we had plenty of great times. It was always a lot of fun, you me and our dear brother Egba.  Adieu Ray, may your easy, gentle, laughing soul rest in peace. Amen.
Posted by The Tony Trader on June 24, 2022
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I Wouldn't Have Thought That I'd Be Composing A Tribute To You Until Your Sparkling Eyes And DisArming Smile's Soul Was At Least 85 Years Old, Telling Stories UpahnDahn Filled With Uncanny South South And Urhobo Wisdom, Laughter And Truthisms

My Yellow Sometins Loving Big Brother

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We Are Where We Are Here, Distraught But Trusting That All The Roads In Baba Gods Verdant Afterlife Of Peace And Paradise Have Been Opened Unto You And The Breeze Wey Dey Blow Guinea Fowl For Back Also Dey Gii You Close Marking

I Go Blow That Child's Close Siren Take Hail The Heavens When My Prodigal Waka Finally Carry Me Reach Apapa

Thankful For The Indelible Treasured Memories Of A Lifetime And Strengthened By The Knowledge That Your Soul Will Receive Eternal Salvation

Aaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

This One Pain Me Pass Belle, Touch Brain

Goodnight RNO33 My Man Until Our Souls Use KoroKoro Eye Jam Again, Upstairs

Resssssssssppeeecctttttt!!!

- AJ
Posted by Adedeji Ibeh on June 24, 2022
Ray Barreto, that was your aka at Unilag back then .Since the your big brother, Roy ,handed you over to me at Mariere Hall to look out for you,we have been good friends. You made me your lawyer and opened up doors for me We still spoke about 3 weeks before your call to glory and wanted legal action against a defaulting relative .Will surely miss you .RIP till meet again.
Posted by Ahmad Sada on June 24, 2022
In life everything has a beginning and an end. As we live we grow and florish with the aide of our friends, acquaintance and family.
As we came into life quietly so we leave silently hoping we made a difference to those we left behind.
Adieu Ray, rest in peace.
Posted by Wokoma Oruwariye on June 24, 2022
To my dear brother Ray , I will miss your radiant smile , your gruff loud voice and most of all your warm friendship … You lived an exemplary life in your own way and left your mark on all those who met you . Now it is time to rest and your fear of God together with your strong faith shall redeem you … May your kind soul find everlasting Peace in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ !
Posted by Miebaka Adoki on June 24, 2022
Life should be great rather than long. Ray came, Ray saw and Ray conquered. We will miss your laughter and friendliness. Sleep in the bosom of the Lord. Adios Bareto
Posted by Olumuyiwa Ajayi on June 24, 2022
The words in the Holy Bible says and I quote:

A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.
Ecclesiastes 3:4 NLT
https://bible.com/bible/116/ecc.3.4.NLT

It's a time for us to cry and grieve because you left us, brother Ray. May your soul rest in peace Amen.
Posted by An. Ibru on June 24, 2022
Dearest uncle Ray… shall miss your smile as it twinkles from your mischievous eyes to your very white teeth! No more worries about Owoh and starch.
The kindness you portray making one feel very welcome and special!!
Rest in the Lord,.. eternal light shine upon uncle Ray….
Posted by christopher Atigbi on June 24, 2022
May the roads rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back, may the sunshine warm your face.
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
Rest in peace Ray.
Posted by Richard Sutherland on June 24, 2022
Dear Ray,
Our "Obote man"
It pains us to say goodbye like this.
We are missing you, your jokes, your own ways of motivating people, your appreciation of Banga soup with the makpe heading the dry fish.
Dear friend, RIP. Till we meet again.
Posted by roy okpu on June 24, 2022
My Dear Ray,
You will forever be in my heart. Words cannot express the grief that I feel at your passing. We shared so much together it will be so difficult to continue without you but God is my Rock and I shall press on in faith that this is a temporary physical separation. My consolation is that your spirit is alive with us. Adieu My Beloved Brother.
Posted by Funmi Ogunnaike on June 24, 2022
Rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Oluyemi Okpu on June 24, 2022
Dearest Ray, I can hardly believe it! Anything else but this. Just like your name, your entrance brought warmth and joy whereever you went. You lit up the place with your bright smiles, you lifted up with your open hands, you encouraged with your quick wit, you were everybodys' friend - high places and low. You found the Lord in the last months of your life. No wonder He could not wait to get you home to be with Him forever! We will always cherish you. Sleep On Brother. Sleep and Take your rest. We meet again on Resurrection Morn.

The strife is o'er, the battle done;
The victory of life is won;
The song of triumph has begun.
Hallelujah!
Posted by Ayo George on June 24, 2022
I cannot believe this, my childhood friend from Ikoyi, Sleep tight bro

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Posted by Toyin Taiwo on July 2, 2022
On behalf of the Pratt Family we deeply sympathise with the Okpu Family and our dear sister and brother Dr Roy and Oluyemi Okpu on the passing of Ray Okpu a very warm and jolly gentleman. May his soul rest in perfect peace and may God comfort and strengthen the Family at this time. Amen
Posted by Oluyemi Okpu on July 2, 2022

TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED COUSIN,
MR. RAY NDUKA OKPU
By Olorogun Bernard Okumagba

I will never forget the call. How could this be? How could he be gone? I stared at the phone for a long time after the call ended in disbelief. My beloved cousin was gone. To be writing a tribute to the memory of my beloved cousin is very harrowing for me. His departure has left me distraught and feeling hollow. Every now and then, images of his jovial and effervescent self flash before me.

Ray was my cousin and my friend. Over the years, we stayed close, meeting regularly and speaking for long periods on the phone regularly.

Ray was a man of razor-sharp intellect with a lot of vigour and zeal. Ray was exceptionally bright and charismatic. He was also very jovial and boisterous, with no illusions. He was always cheerful. Ray was a man of impact and substance which reflected in his business and network of friends. He was a simple man, unpretentious, with no airs, however exhibiting immense knowledge, creativity, energy and drive. Ray could visualise things straight-off that would take others a long time to see. He was always willing to share his very valuable experiences in various business endeavours garnered over the years.

Ray's sense of humour was infectious. His broad and charming smile was his signature. He was exceptionally humble and humane.

Ray was a man of ideas and resolute in his pursuits. I remember our serial brainstorming sessions. Every new idea triggered his adrenaline the more. And he will go to great lengths to articulate a pathway towards achieving it.

I miss my beloved cousin Ray dearly. I miss his brotherly love, his intelligence, his cheerful nature, his optimism, his humility and his humanity.

May the Almighty God guide and provide comfort to his immediate family as well as all of us in his extended family.

May the gentle soul of my dearly beloved cousin Ray Nduka Okpu continue to rest in peace in the bosom of the Lord God Almighty. Amen.

Olorogun Bernard Okumagba (Cousin)

Posted by Richie Emeni on July 1, 2022
Baba Ray as I always hailed you.
You were one in a million.
The fountain pen Don rest.
Words can not express the sadness in my heart that you bowed out so soon.
It breaks my heart to know that I will not see you again to worry you.
"Whadt does it profit a man to loose his soul and gain the whole world,"
this was one of your famous Bible verses.
You remain in my heart forever.
Rest in perfect peace Baba Ray.
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All This As He - With Me "Carrying His Bag" As Adjutant So To Speak  - Built Global Financial Relationships With Volker As His Consiglieri, Uncle Fred, Uncle Goddie And Sir Erastus As His Point Men And Maxximum Flenjourment Escapades N Run-Ins With Oskido, IgbuzorFred, Gbegi, Kabiru One/Two, Bolu, Eddie, Samad, Richard, Mahmoud And Aliko Dem Dem

We Kept In Touch Over The Next Two Decades As He Shared The Love Of The Good Doctor And Was Blessed With Another Princess Added To His Lineage And One Day He Jetted In To Chicago On A Brief Trip N Left To London Immediately After - Stating He Just Had To Use KoroKoro Eye To See Me - As I Had Literally  Disappeared (From Him And His Entire Uber Successful Posse Dem Dem In London/Lagos) Since 1990 - Sans Reason .....

Which Kain Vexation Is This - As i Just Knew That Ray Would Be Around At 85 Years Old Telling StoriesReal And Imagined So Ever Boisterously To His Children's Children's Children And Any Listening Ear

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Na To Begin ReStrategize, ReDraft And RePlan Tins Now, Walahi 

Story Of Mungo Park Nor Long Reach As Interminable Matters At Hand Have Taken A Toll 

We May All Be Consoled By Treasured Memories As God Grants Us The Capacity To Bear This Loss

Permit Me To Beat Serenading Drums As His Mortal Self Bids Us Goodnight And His Ascended Soul Is Granted Peaceful Rest In Our Heavenly Fathers Verdant Eternal Paradise 

Sleep Well Big Brother, Until We Meet Again To Kwantinu Matters At Hand Or "Jo F'Eren Shi" - Leave For Children

It Is Well In The Afterlife, Assuredly So

So Shall It Ever Be Well With Us, As Ordained From Above 



- AJ Johnson

Candle in light,flickering in a dark world.Light of HOPE.

Shared by Bebe Oghene on June 24, 2022
Gone too soon.A kind hearted good fellow.Full of fun and joyously inclined mindset.May his gentle fun loving spirit rest in Almighty ALLAH holistic bosom IJN.Forever in mind.To those he left behind in offsprings,take heart.ALL FOR GOD IJN.CASE CLOSED.