Aunty Mbete
Rosemary Siri Asana Luma
  • 51 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 5, 1963
  • Place of birth:
    Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon
  • Date of passing: Jan 26, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Buea, South West Region, Cameroon
Let the memory of Rosemary"Mbete" be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rosemary Luma, 51, born on July 5, 1963 and passed away on January 26, 2015. We will remember her forever.

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; (Php 1:21-23)


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Rose Manka'a on 26th January 2016

"Tribute added today the 27th January 2016 by ROSE MANKA'A AMBE

Rosemary, my dear sister, my heart bleeds when I just think for one second that I will no more see you, but with faith, l strongly believe we shall meet one day to part no more and at a better place."

This tribute was added by Bridget ASANA on 26th January 2016

"My dear RoseMary,
I miss you so much yet with hope of meeting you one day. Rest in perfect peace  till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by mimi Ngum on 21st January 2016

"I miss you so much mum. Continue to rest in peace.
I love you and u live in my heart."

This tribute was added by Ladi Michael on 7th February 2015

"On that fateful morning January 26, 2015 to be precise, I woke up at 2am and picked up my phone. Lo and behold I missed a call and WhatsApp message from my heartthrob (Anne Monjoa). The WhatsApp message reads " Mom left me in this cruel and lonely world." Seeing the chat, I was devastated because I had planned to visit mom soon. I still can't fathom why this happened and the thought of it causes tears to roll down my eyes though we never met on this shore.

Mom, you left us with beautiful memories of your positive and pleasant lifestyle. You lived an exemplary life of a virtuous and hardworking mother and instilled same in your daughter.  We are consoled by the fact that you knew the Lord and went to be with Him claiming His words even at the point of death.

We will grieve no more in accordance to the scriptures which says: "And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope." (I Thessalonians 4:13)

I know you are in heaven from testimonies I got about you from Anne and we hope to meet you on that glorious day when we will live forever in the presence of the Most High.

Rest on in the bosom of your Maker Mom!!!"

This tribute was added by Lydia Asana on 7th February 2015

"Aunty Mbete,

I have dreaded adding my words here. But I am reminded in God’s word that those who sleep in Him rise to sleep no more.

Thank you for the love you so readily showed to all your nieces and nephews., for the delicious meals and special treats. Thank you for the care and compassion you showed. I remember once being so sick I could not even stand on my own. I left boarding school and came to you. You bathed me, comforted me, and fed me; everything a loving mother does.

I’ll miss your smile and your gentle voice.  But I know that you did your part and ran your race.  We will continue till our race is done. The Lord will comfort us and we will move forward thanking God through our tears for the years God gave you to us.
Farewell my sweet aunty."

This tribute was added by Samuel Mbazang on 6th February 2015

"Rest in peace Aunty Rosemary. You were so kind and loving and will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to Emile, Mokako, Monjoa. She is your guardian angel now!!!

Emile's big (PCSS Buea)"

This tribute was added by Evodia Ayongwa Fonji on 6th February 2015

Its so hard to even imagine we are all paying tributes to you!
Ooh death...You sting! you are hateful and annoying, but its just so unfortunate, we must transit you to go HOME.

Growing up as teenagers, you were our role model especially to Zippo and myself. We waited anxiously for you to hand down shoes,clothes and make up.  We thought there wasn't any girl as pretty and precious as you. We copied you but could never match up because your ways were so unique. You never raised your voice on any one, never discriminated and hated no body. You kept your calm smile always.

Oh Mbete! Our idol! Thank you because you impacted and guided our lives so much that we grew up very responsibly and respectably. All your hard work is evident on the wonderful legacy you have left behind. I am very thankful to God especially because He gave you the opportunity to celebrate your life with all your loved ones during your golden jubilee before leaving now. Its amazing how God works!
He loves you more than we do definitely and wants you back so soon.
Farewell and Rest in Perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Anita Ndamukong on 5th February 2015

"My dear aunty Mbete, I still can't believe that you are gone! You were so full of life when we met in August, as beautiful as always.I am so glad we spent some quality time together. You are one of the few people who would call me long-distance just to ask how I am doing,& that meant so much to me. You were not only an aunt, but a mother and a friend,& I will miss that! Though my heart grieves sore, I mourn with hope knowing you have gone to rest in a better place with the Lord, & we will meet again.On behalf of my family, we will always love you..."

This tribute was added by Anita Ndamukong on 5th February 2015

"My dear aunty Mbete, I still can't believe that you are gone! You were so full of life when we met in August, as beautiful as always.I am so glad we spent some quality time together. You are one of the few people who would call me long-distance just to ask how I am doing,& that meant so much to me. You were not only an aunt, but a mother and a friend,& I will miss that! Though my heart grieves sore, I mourn with hope knowing you have gone to rest in a better place with the Lord, & we will meet again.On behalf of my family, we will always love you..."

This tribute was added by Emmanuel & Edith Asana on 5th February 2015

"Our beautiful/soft spoken Aunty Mbete,

We don't know how we will have closure or when reality will hit us that you really have gone ahead, because when last we met you were so alive & we were confident we would meet again shortly after but God had other plans. Who are we to question Him? It pains our hearts BADLY yet we submit to His will.

We look forward to that day when we will see your smiling face, but for now, we your children will finish the tasks you left undone as God gives us strength.

Till we meet again Aunty."

This tribute was added by Victor & Zipporah Ndiforchu on 5th February 2015

""My dear sister Rosemary, I still remember vividly how close we have always been as siblings. It was marriage that separated us yet we were always in touch. You have always been such a quiet and reserved person whose voice will not be heard unnecesorily,   the hard working attitude our mother brought us up in has never left you. You struggled even in the Christian race Timothy called our attention to right to your last day. One thing that annoys me is why you did not tell me before leaving? Remember we had many things to were prepared to put on your all this year in God's vine yard but God decided that you should join the Angels to do it and not here on earth. Who are mine to question God's decision? Every decision He takes is perfect. It was your appointed time. Goodbye MBETE, go and prepare that place for us. Greet Papa and Brother GUSTAV. We will complete the work you have left behind as God permits. We shall only meet on the Day of The Lord as He has promised us in His Word in the book of Revelation. Rest In Peace."

This tribute was added by Chembe Ndiforchu on 5th February 2015

""Aunty Phe...., its with a soar heart that I write this tribute. I can feel that inner pain that you experience wen you loose a loved one. You have been such a loving and caring mother. I remember when you will make chin-chin and try by all means for it to reach us before we go to school. I would have been asking," why do you leave us now?" but I know God has a perfect plan for us in Christ Jesus. I know he has prepared a place for you in the bossom of his holiness. We miss you and you will forever remain in our hearts. RIP!!""

This tribute was added by Yungri Veshu on 4th February 2015

"Siri, I will always miss you. Mbete,God  knows best our life's journey..Gideon."

This tribute was added by Mercy Ayongwa Chebe on 4th February 2015

"My dear sister Rosemary,where do I even start? Is it the soft spoken nature,the smile,charm,beauty,kindheartedness? The adjectives are just  so many to enumerate.You will light up the room with your smile each time you come to the house or wherever you were.You have kept a very big spot that only the Almighty alone can cover.The entire family is hurting so bad, I can say bleeding hearts especially the four beautiful flowers you brought to this earth. I know you are watching over everyone because you were and is still one of the family's guardian angel. Please do not give up your precious job especially now that everyone is weak and heartbroken on your eternal departure to meet the master. Your beautiful legacy lives on for us to emulate. Love you and will always love you till eternity.Adieu Aunty "Mbete". May your gentle soul rest in peace until we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Kenneth Jr on 4th February 2015

"My beautiful auntie.On behalf of my little family, i pray that your soul will rest in perfect peace.I talked with you and spent a very happy time with you in August like it was the last time. Thanks for taking care of me my whole life like my own mother. The hugs, the smiles, the tasty chin chin, the fabulous stew, the advice on life as a whole, to name a few meant more than you can imagine to me.Kisses and deepest love from Shella, Jesse and Janelle and see you on the other side."

This tribute was added by Ndamukong Patricia on 4th February 2015

"My sweet little sister, the most pretty of Ma Monica and Papa David Asana ' s daughters. I loved all of them with passion and the girls all grew up looking up to me as their second mother. I have lost a daughter. It hurts so much but I thank God and you all my loved ones for your love and comforting words. I know she is in Glory Land because she received the God's anointing from our pastors two hours before she slept in the Lord. As I prepared and placed her on the slab in the mutuary, I saw the peace she had on her smiling face. It hurts but we thank God for His grace which comforts those who seek his face"

This tribute was added by Jenny & Festus Asana on 3rd February 2015

"Of the ten children God gave to our beloved parents, Rev. David Chembe Asana & Mama Monica Bih Asana, two have been called to eternal rest - Gustav & Rosemary. It is God who creates life and He alone determines our end. What is important is not how long we live but how obedient we are to God in our life time. Rosemary was our sibling, yet she was like our child in the way we took care of her. We go, not in the order of coming. May our sister indeed take her true rest according to God's will.

- Very Rev. Dr. Festus Asana

Rose, your sudden departure from our midst has left us wondering what life is all about. The good thing is that you served our God with all devotion. You accompanied us to see us off in our retirement home in Bamenda and we least thought that it was to say bye bye to us till we see in heaven.

All suffering, sickness & pain are over,
Rest in perfect peace

- Jenny Asana"

This tribute was added by Ekema kenfestus on 3rd February 2015

""Sweet Mum'' i called and you would answer yes "My boy' Mum this hole thing just looks like a dream to me,first it was daddy and now it is you,MUM i would miss you so so much you took me to every where you went to and brought me up in a GOD Fearing way,you always struggled to make sure we are all happy and provide our basic needs,Mum it pains me so much that you are no longer here with me,i would make this promise to be strong,make you proud  and put a smile on your face where ever you are i just pray and hope you are happy and fine where ever you are,I would Remain the good and hard working boy you always knew.I love and miss you mum. ADIEU."

This tribute was added by Juliette Atanga on 2nd February 2015

"Aunty Rose, I still cannot believe it. It is almost a year since I saw you last and I can still remember you warning me not to stay that long ever again. You were such a gentle, beautiful and strong person and truly an inspiration and a role model. I thank God for the life you lived and for blessing our lives while you were here. You will be greatly missed. Until we meet again. Love you Aunty.

This tribute was added by Sharon Asana on 2nd February 2015

"Hey aunty Rosemary, beautiful in and out; I miss you so much, i couldnt say goodbye, so sudden that i wish i held you, said i loved you, just one more time. As you depart to the heavens, say hello to all who are still missed, grab your wings and forever be happy in that place of abundant joy.  I know we will see again, His will for me is still unfolding , as I serve him I know great work is still to be done. I know you will be giving me the strength and watching over me. I know your light will shine over me as I make you proud.   May our God,  Father of our saviour Jesus Christ,  bless our hearts n minds, grant us peace, protect us and LOVE us. Any weapon formed against us shall not prosperror in Jesus name.  Lord take the honor and the glory, welcome your child into your kingdom and grant her peace. RIP aunty."

This tribute was added by Asana Gustav on 2nd February 2015

"Heaven is a place nearby so there's no need to say goodbye.Rest in Peace Mum Till we meet again"

This tribute was added by jay wayne on 2nd February 2015

"And we know that her passing will not only leave a void in our lives but in the hearts of all those who knew her.Rest in Peace MUM"

This tribute was added by Bridget ASANA on 1st February 2015

Rosemary the sweet gentle charming lady
Of a gentle and quiet spirit so fascinating
Secured in place by the Grace of God and ordered by the Spirit.
Extra appealing to human nature were your walks and conversations
Many a days we spent, so much we will spend at the banquet table
And so long are the days you will be ever remembered.
Radiant, genial, gorgeous, graceful   and most often unflappable.  
Yes, I really miss you, yet so dazzling are you in your heavenly robe.
                                                  Bridget Asana"

This tribute was added by miranda Ntumngia on 31st January 2015

"My Aunty" Mbete", I was told I called this name from when I was little.  i could not say RoseMary so I called you mbete .I and everyone who knew you have being  calling you Mbete for ever.I have had some really special moments with you growing up that I will for ever tressure them.You helped take care of me from when i was born. you were there for me when I was a teenage and always so understanding.I love all my aunts but you were dear to me and this is really hard for me to accept. I ask GOD why? but I know where you are and that puts a smile on my face .I will celebrate you aunty. We will miss you Till we meet again Aunty Mbete. REST IN PEACE. love Mira,Goddy and sammie"

This tribute was added by Ruth Beassem on 31st January 2015

"Aunty... I don't know where to start. Celebrating my birthday will be hard now as we have the same birthday. You are dearly missed and loved. We are comforted because you knew The Lord therefore we trust that you are with Him now and that we will see you again. Goodbye aunty Mbeté. Rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by Eugene Ndamukong on 30th January 2015

"Aunty why?? Feel like crying while writing this but I know you will want me to be strong. I know you are watching over us all right now like a guardian angel. Save a place for us all till we meet again. Good bye Aunty Mbete, we will always miss you!"

This tribute was added by Ivan Ndamukong on 29th January 2015

"We loved you dearly aunty Mbete, and even death will not stop us from loving you. Rest in peace!"

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