ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rev Mark Nsor, 76 years old, born on April 1, 1943, and passed away on October 28, 2019. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Sam Nsor on July 5, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER AND FRIEND
Dear Dad,
I am greatly pained writing this tribute to you, is like Isaac writing a tribute to his father, Abraham or Timothy attempting a tribute to Apostle Paul. I am however, compelled by filial obligation to attempt this.
How can I ever forget you Dad! It is now over three months and yet it seems like yesterday. I still call your line most times maybe I tend to forget that you are gone or I am just hoping it is some crazy dream. So many plans we had, so many things we planned together for 2020. Forgive me especially because I was not by your side when you passed but my joy is that we spoke few minutes before your demise.
I constantly find solace that your selfless service to humanity and especially to your community in empowering them is incontestable; people are always enthused by your love towards them. I have no fears Dad, because I know that you are always with me and my siblings and the multitude that loved you and called you Father, Brother, Uncle and Friend etc. I pray to God to enable me protect the good name and image you left behind. This is greater to me than all the riches in the world.
I can never fill your shoes but I will continue to strive to be a good son, I may not have made you the proudest father but you have made me the proudest son. Your struggle to stay alive all through your illness is a clear indicator that it was not you desire to leave us but God needed you most.
Sleep well Dad!
Your Son,
Sam Nsor
Posted by Sam Nsor on July 5, 2021
My Dearest Father,

Your life was a story of trials and triumph. From the little boy born in the farm plantation of Okuni to your time in the Midwestern State of Ogwashuku and then to the backstreets of Port Harcourt, you burnt the midnight candle in the true sense of the word and toiled your path to an education and a future.

You talked often of your restlessness as a child and the lack that marked your early years. You spoke of the first time you owned a pair of shoes. And of the time in December of 1958, when your grandmother made you kneel while she put her hand on your shoulders, weeping and crying to God to help her stubborn grandson. It worked, as you wrote in your memoir. Yes, "it did"! You became the Christian soldier, marching forever onward. Your was indeed a story of trials and triumph.

You had many children Daddy and you never stopped praying for us all; you wanted us to preserve, to dream, to become somebody.
you called me "Mummy". You always believed in me. You told me i could do anything. the day i got into the University of Oxford, i called to tell you and you cried with joy...., my daddy with the white smile and kind word. My daddy, if the bible was still being written the story of your faith would be told in its sacred pages. Yours is a story of trials and triumph.

You were the good seed, growing in the midst of thorns, but growing because the good Lord had planted you! You were like light, set up upon a hill! You were like salt; never losing your favour! Through the turbulence of life the fire of your faith was as tall as your spirit. Not once did you falter. You spoke of faith and God like a giant. And giant you were. the trails of life never dimmed your spirit, never shortened you. You behaved in death as you did in life, with Jesus in your mouth.

I carry that fire in my belly daddy! The fire of God's love, the passion for Christ and love that is unquenchable. I carry that light deep in my stomach and i promise you Daddy, that by the grace of God our father, I will carry that fire forward, forever.

And now you move on to receive your crown! You have fought the good fight Papa! You have stayed the course.

Your Daughter
Esame

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Posted by Sam Nsor on July 5, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER AND FRIEND
Dear Dad,
I am greatly pained writing this tribute to you, is like Isaac writing a tribute to his father, Abraham or Timothy attempting a tribute to Apostle Paul. I am however, compelled by filial obligation to attempt this.
How can I ever forget you Dad! It is now over three months and yet it seems like yesterday. I still call your line most times maybe I tend to forget that you are gone or I am just hoping it is some crazy dream. So many plans we had, so many things we planned together for 2020. Forgive me especially because I was not by your side when you passed but my joy is that we spoke few minutes before your demise.
I constantly find solace that your selfless service to humanity and especially to your community in empowering them is incontestable; people are always enthused by your love towards them. I have no fears Dad, because I know that you are always with me and my siblings and the multitude that loved you and called you Father, Brother, Uncle and Friend etc. I pray to God to enable me protect the good name and image you left behind. This is greater to me than all the riches in the world.
I can never fill your shoes but I will continue to strive to be a good son, I may not have made you the proudest father but you have made me the proudest son. Your struggle to stay alive all through your illness is a clear indicator that it was not you desire to leave us but God needed you most.
Sleep well Dad!
Your Son,
Sam Nsor
Posted by Sam Nsor on July 5, 2021
My Dearest Father,

Your life was a story of trials and triumph. From the little boy born in the farm plantation of Okuni to your time in the Midwestern State of Ogwashuku and then to the backstreets of Port Harcourt, you burnt the midnight candle in the true sense of the word and toiled your path to an education and a future.

You talked often of your restlessness as a child and the lack that marked your early years. You spoke of the first time you owned a pair of shoes. And of the time in December of 1958, when your grandmother made you kneel while she put her hand on your shoulders, weeping and crying to God to help her stubborn grandson. It worked, as you wrote in your memoir. Yes, "it did"! You became the Christian soldier, marching forever onward. Your was indeed a story of trials and triumph.

You had many children Daddy and you never stopped praying for us all; you wanted us to preserve, to dream, to become somebody.
you called me "Mummy". You always believed in me. You told me i could do anything. the day i got into the University of Oxford, i called to tell you and you cried with joy...., my daddy with the white smile and kind word. My daddy, if the bible was still being written the story of your faith would be told in its sacred pages. Yours is a story of trials and triumph.

You were the good seed, growing in the midst of thorns, but growing because the good Lord had planted you! You were like light, set up upon a hill! You were like salt; never losing your favour! Through the turbulence of life the fire of your faith was as tall as your spirit. Not once did you falter. You spoke of faith and God like a giant. And giant you were. the trails of life never dimmed your spirit, never shortened you. You behaved in death as you did in life, with Jesus in your mouth.

I carry that fire in my belly daddy! The fire of God's love, the passion for Christ and love that is unquenchable. I carry that light deep in my stomach and i promise you Daddy, that by the grace of God our father, I will carry that fire forward, forever.

And now you move on to receive your crown! You have fought the good fight Papa! You have stayed the course.

Your Daughter
Esame
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BIOGRAPHY OF LATE REVEREND MARK B. NSOR

Birth/Parentage
Rev Mark B. Nsor was born on 1st April 1943 into the family of late Chief James Nsor Ogo and Ma. Sarah Esame Obaji all of Effi in okuni, Ikom Local Government Area in Cross River State. 
EDUCATION
Rev Mark B. Nsor attended Church of Scotland Mission (CSM) School and passed Standard Six in 1959. He attended Okoroji Commercial School Ikom from 1960 to 1963, where he learnt shorthand and typewriting among other arts subject. Faced with the challenges of not having a nationally recognized certificate after his commercial education, he wrote and passed the Royal Society of Arts/Shorthand at advanced level in 1971 and in 1972 he wrote and passed London GCE all at home. In 1987 he obtained a Diploma in Health Administration and Management. In 2007 he bagged a bachelors Degree in Pastoral and a Masters Degree in Theological Studies from Logos University, Florida, 2009. 
WORKING LIFE
At the end of his commercial education he left to Port Harcourt in 1964. He was employed as a typist in a French company Angus Builders but the company folded in January 1970. He moved to Kaduna, where he got a job as a shorthand typist in United African Company (UAC) on passing the Royal Society of Arts/Pitman examinations at (50/120 words per minutes) in typewriting and shorthand. He left UAC for Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital, Zaria, (ABU) as Confidential Secretary in 1972. He worked in the Ophthalmic Unit under Prof S. I. Bahr an ophthalmologist. 
In 1975, he was transferred to Institute of Health, Admadu Bello University, Samaru, Zaria, the hub of Administration for ABU Hospitals in Kano, Zaria and Kaduna as confidential Secretary I attached to the Director of Administration. He attended Senior Health Managers courses at home and abroad, one of which was the Senior Heath Managers from Developing Countries in London in 1982 for six months. Upon his return, he was converted to Senior Executive Officer and Assistant Secretary 1 respectively. 
In April 1983, Rev Nsor joined the services of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital UCTH, on transfer as Assistant Secretary 1 in charge of Junior Staff Personnel (a position he used to impart positively on the lives of many persons in terms of employment). He was promoted to Senior Asst Secretary (Personnel) and was sent to the University of Benin for a Diploma in Health Administration and Management in 1987/88.  He rose from the ranks and retired as Ag Asst. Director and Head of Administration, Clinical Services and Training Division after undergoing Advanced Personnel/Human Resource Management course in ASCON, Badagry in 2003. While in the service of UCTH he was Secretary/Member of various Management and Board Committees. He was an Associate Member, Institute of Health Service Administrators of Nigeria and Member, International Hospital Federation (IHF). After attaining the mandatory 60 years of age, he retired in 2004. 
CHRISTIAN LIFE 
Rev Nosr was baptized in the Christian faith of Church of Scotland Mission (now Presbyterian Church) in 1959 during his final year in primary school. He was ordained a ruling Elder of Presbyterian Church of Nigeria in 1982 in Zaria. He answered the call to the Ministry as a Tent Maker in 1997. He did a Diploma in Theology at Huge Goldie/Lay Theological Institute in 1997 to 1999 and was ordained in the year 2000 by the Calabar Presbytery. Rev Nsor served as a student minister in Garden Parish in 1998, and did his probation as a tent maker in Esin Ufotin parish in 1999. He was posted to Odukpani Road Parish in 2005. He opted to resurrect Ikot Nkebre Preaching Post which lost its venue to a restaurant as the first Minister of Ikot Nkebre with four members. 
He began by finding a place for worship which was the parlour of one of the church members (Now Elder & Elder Mrs Effiom Ekpenyong). God used him to ratify the donation of land for a temporary church building in 2008 and led to increase in membership. Ikot Nkebre is today a Parish to the glory of God. 
Rev Nsor was posted to Big Qua Parish as a Tent Maker on 1st January 2009 and retired from the ministry on 14th April 2013. Later that year he relocated to his native home parish in Okuni. 
SOCIAL
Rev Mark Nsor is a bonafide member of Unity age grade in Okuni and part takes in all the necessary contributions. He also fulfils his obligations by paying community levies.
HEALTH CHALLENGES
In September, 2015, Rev Nsor complained of serve pains on his legs and waist and was taken to Holy Family Hospital, Ikom where he was transferred to Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki in October 2015. However, in October 2016 the pain started again and was taken back to Abakaliki for further treatment and diagnosis which lead to operation.  In November 2016, he developed complication and was admitted in Supreme Specialist Hospital, Ikom and another operation was carried out. By mid 2017, his health improved and he commenced his church activities but had a relapse in July 2018. He was admitted in UCTH Calabar in August 2018 for physiotherapy management. 
LAST DAYS
By the will of God the cold hands of death embraced him peacefully at 10:00am on 28th October 2019. 
He is survived by his wife, Mrs Beatrice O. Nsor with five children namely: Samuel Nsor Bassey, George Nsor Bassey, Patience Esame Okwoche, Konye Nsor Bassey and Odey Nsor Bassey and grand children also a host of other relatives to mourn his death.

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