ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Samuel Ibeji, 84 years old, born on November 27, 1936, and passed away on January 20, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by petek limited on February 25, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY HIGHLY ESTEEMED HERO AND MENTOR: EZINNA SAMUEL E. IBEJI.

You came into this world from a humble home.
You saw it all.
You conquered through your great efforts and you left us wonderful legacies.
Because of your numerous achievements, many people called you different title names to reflect your status. You always smiled and laughed and always refused to take any worldly title. But l called you DEE IBEJI because Dede is senior to all title names as it's an expression of maximum respect for seniors in those days of our father's.
The world stood still when we received the sad news of your death. The hurt and state of shock was unimaginable.
Your advice and support for my family can never be forgotten. YOU WERE REALLY MY ROCK AND MENTOR. You fondly called me "UNCLE PEE" l am proud of you. Thank you for the many times you encouraged and strengthened me.
You were a man with large heart. Always ready to accommodate everyone irrespective of status, age or place of origin. No matter the trials you went through in the service of our complex society, you still stood like the Rock of Gibraltar. 
Your death created a vacuum that will be too difficult to fill. We have lost a rare gem, a resourceful man and a patriot but most of all, l have lost my adviser and mentor.
Goodbye DEE SAM IBEJI.
Rest in peace.
Chief and Lolo Peter Ogbonna
Posted by CHIKEZIE IBEJI on February 25, 2021
TRIBUTE BY SPL.SNR.AP.H.E.IBEJI AND FAMILY.
*THE EXIT TO ETERNITY OF AN ICON*
Ezinna Samuel Chukwuemeka Ibeji, "Okene" as I fondly called you,you lived a fulfilled life,but we wish you stayed longer with us.
When you retired from federal sevice,you told me that you had decided to go home and help your people,as usual,and I said to you that you were not just talking as human,your God who loves you has given you a divine assignment,be sure not to drop a letter from it. Without delay you packed bags and baggages and returned home.Because God loved you,he never allowed any condition make you turn back like Lot's wife.There was no delay in unveiling of the divine mandate,as you embraced the position of peace-making, settling of conflicts and differences, putting smiles on people's faces and so on. You also served God earnestly and with all honesty,in so much that the honorable seat you occupied in the Anglican Church Warri was almost waiting for you here at Holy trinity Anglican Church Eziudo.
In all ramifications,you anchored this divine assignment in philanthropism. It is clear enough that this is an aspect of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ which every good preacher of the Gospel should touch.no wonder you are now occupying a glorious seat at the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Okenem,you truly lived a fulfilled life.I miss you,the entire family love you and we miss you,till we meet again, Goodnight Okene.
Spl.Snr.Ap.H.E.Ibeji and family.
Posted by Nnaemeka Aniagolu on February 23, 2021
Ohoo my God! A great Iroko tree has fallen . A seasoned wise man has gone. A father from a distance is no more. What a great lost!
Mr Samuel Emeka Ibeji was one of those who taught me this job am doing when we were together at Federal Government College (FGC) Warri. He was my mentor and Coach. He put me through in a very right direction.
Having now risen in the job to the rank of a Deputy Director(Education) and to the post of a Vice Principal has to be accredited to Ogah Ibeji's useful guidance and direction when l was young in the job.
Well, l will not question God for taking him home now. God knows the best. I will remain to honour him and pray for his gentle soul to be granted internal rest by God almighty.
My great Mentor and Teacher, farewell and rest in perfect peace. Amen.
Nnaemeka Aniagolu. R.(Mr)
(Uncle Maths)
Vice Principal Academic 1
FSTC, Uyo. 
Posted by Nwachukwu Henrietta Chidi... on February 23, 2021
You left when I needed you most Uncle
Since I lost my father you have been there for me. De Sam was my mentor, adviser, guidance and counselor
Is had to say goodbye
I can't forget your kindness, caring and love
As you decided to join your creator I pray May God give you eternal rest and give your family the strength to bear the great pains.
Rest in peace De Sam
Rest in peace Ezinna
Rest in peace the peace maker till we meet to part no more
Your daughter Nwa Charly really missed you
Posted by Peter Ibeji on February 23, 2021
Alas !!! A rare gem has moved on.
Every generation produces a genius . My uncle was one. Am epitome of descipline, a Legend, a teacher, a mentor highly respected by all men, so independent financially and otherwise. 80's is age for good people I'm happy you made it. Thank you so much for your support and advice to us.
Have a perfect and very good night Ezinna till we meet again. Much love from Uchenna Ibeji
Posted by Desmond Iheanyi Des-Ogugu... on February 23, 2021
Nwanne Nyanya as I fondly call you because growing up when ever you visit your sister who happens to be my mother, you will announce it that nwanne Nyanya is here because you guys in Umuokoro called my mother your sister Nyanya because from what we heard that you guys could not pronounce her name the Nwanyiha.

De Sam, Nwanne Nyanya the news of your death on the 20th of January 2021 came to me as a big shock because you were the least of the people or relative I expected to loose now, Eziudo in general lost a lot of people that day but yours was the most shocking to everyone.

De Sam you are one of kind, a gentleman to the core you helped those that needed help and those that don't need it, the Anglican community in Mbaise, Eziudo in particular lost and irreplaceable gem in you.

You will be missed by the young and old, say hello to my mother your sister Nyanya you are finally with her and my father in heaven oh greet my father Eze Desmond Ogugua for me and let them know that you guys have left a great legacy.

Adiau De Sam
Goodnight Nwanne Nyanya
Until we meet again great Uncle

Sign
Prince Desmond Ogugua Jr
Nnanyereugo na Eziudo
Posted by Onwunali Ikechukwu on February 23, 2021
Dee Sam, your really lived a a good exemplary life ,we the friend of your son Ezenwa , are proud of the training and sacrifice you gave your family and your community ,PAPA we are going to miss you, heaven love u more
Posted by Uagbale Afama-Eromosele on February 23, 2021
I will always remember that evening in front of SS3 block. I was wearing my brand new black jeans and my NATO house check shirt with my moccasins. Lol. I heard someone call out to me and I knew immediately I have been spotted by a teacher and I was wearing 'mufty'. Before I could take off, Mr. Ibeji was in front of me and immediately my heart sank. I was definitely in trouble and suspension was my portion. But to my surprise, Mr. Ibeji spoke to me gently, cautioned and advised me like his own child and asked me that I could do better because he knew I could set an example to the younger ones and then he left. That talk is something that I will never forget because it changed me.
Thank you Sir Ibeji for your legacy and for raising great women and men of our time. You have fought your battle and you conquered and now you rest with the Angels. Adieu
Posted by Kemka Ibeji on February 23, 2021
FAREWELL TO EZINNA SAMUEL IBEJI

Written by KEMKA S. IBEJI

I've, for years on end, kept wondering why people say goodbye while crying or cry as yet they say goodbye. I've pondered on this wonder for so long as I could remind myself and no one could help me with an answer hence my foray towards it myself. I could fathom the hands of uncertainty in it all. We do not know what next!

My ideas here ought not be novel as I could see world religions and worship systems trying to fix same puzzle for centuries. Many have enunciated and established eschatological sciences to give an answer to same question; "Where do we go from here?"

A great thinker and intellectual friend once asked me; "what do you stand to lose if you believe in God?" He quickly went ahead to give me two ends to the question thus; if at the end there is Kingdom of God, you will enjoy it. But if not, you will enjoy the good life you lived and all its savings from more harm.

Ezinna Samuel Ibeji believed in God and he is a benefactor of both ends. He lived good and within the fabrics of his moral belief. Kept side by side, your feelings and the truth, he will choose the truth. His life's motor should have been that "the truth must be said no matter whose ox is gored."

In our grief and sobber time and in our mourning the death of our dearly beloved father, uncle and patriarch, Ezinna Samuel Ibeji, we remember that he grew through the rungs of the family ladder and social advancement. He served and again served. He was a lieutenant and a leader afterwards.

He was a purveyor of truth and candid state, a lover of uprightness, a cheerer of good growth, an admirer of focused ambition and a translator of wisdom. A teacher, a farmer, an entrepreneur, a community leader, a Christian and a counselor. I saw and interpreted him as one who dreaded poverty, lack and want. He admonished greatly on savings and safekeeping of the fruits of your sweats.

Indeed, life is a chimera, a piece of absolutely slippery essence and the enigma of all. Ezinna Samuel Ibeji, Dee Sam, Sam Tutunne, Opara Joshu-uwa, the son of Akintola; I wish you safety in the arms of your Creator and a refreshed wake on the resurrection morning when the loudest trumpet sounds.

Goodnight, sleep on and take thy rest...
Posted by Soji Agbelusi on February 22, 2021
MR IBEJI and I were posted as TEACHERS to FGCW in SEPTEMBER 1974 by the FEDERAL MINISTRY of EDUCATION, LAGOS(that time) to teach CRK & MATHEMATICS respectively. We started our close RELATIONSHIP right from that time so much that PEOPLE thought that we were TWIN-BROTHERS. Our RELATIONSHIP also brought our WIVES and CHILDREN together as one big FAMILY. Even when I was TRANSFERRED from FGCW to FGC-IKOT, I left my WIFE and CHILDREN behind. MR IBEJI didn't shack his CARING RESPONSIBILITY to look after them as expected. He was CARING, LOVING & down-to-earth HARDWORKING. When I was reposted to FGCW in 1989, our RELATIONSHIP became more CEMENTED. MESSRS EBO, SOFOLUWE & ODIETE as the Former PRINCIPALS of FGCW would know our singular EFFORTS to improve the quality of EDUCATION at FGCW. My FAMILY and I will really miss him. May his gentle SOUL continue to rest in PERFECT PEACE with the LORD. May GOD grant his entire Family the FORTITUDE to bear the irreplaceable LOSS Amen ...AGBELUSI, J.S.S
Posted by Abdulwahab Inenemo on February 21, 2021
Mr. Sam Ibeji was a very senior colleague at FGC Warri, where i first met him and later became friends with him and some members of his family. He was like a father to us the junior teachers as he was always ready to advise both on on technical and personal challenges. No issue was ever greater than is well known smiling face.

May almighty God forgive all your shortcomings and rest your soul in perfect peace. Amen.

Abdulwahab Inenemo
FGCW 1997 - 2000.
Posted by Samuel Ibeji on February 21, 2021
Tribute to a Man of Great Wisdom
  Dee, your loss can't be quantified because your kind is rare. A man with a heart of gold has passed from the world into the presence of God. To lose a loved one is to sit on the edge of eternity. Our grief goes deep. We have lost someone who is irreplaceable. You were an epitome of peace, bridge maker and a wonderful counsellor. You have guided and formed the lives of your children and others in ways that cannot be numbered. Your absence will be highly felt for the rest of our lives.
   But I rejoice in knowing that you have entered into the greatest place of rest. Dee, enter into the joy of the Lord. We will forever miss you but eternally remember you.
"Sammy"
(Sam Ibeji jnr.)
Posted by Comfort Godson-Ibeji on February 20, 2021
Big uncle, as I fondly called you. You left when I needed your pieces of advice most. You were there for me to guide my thoughts. You had always guided and directed me on how to go about things the simplest ways. Your demise left everyone of your close allies with gloom. You lived a fulfilled life and left good legacies. Rest on in the bosom of the Almighty God till the resurrection morning. Adieu my big uncle. Dr Comfort
Posted by Lillian Amah-Aluko on February 20, 2021
After my Parents, the next significant influence on how I turned out are Mr. P.H. Davis and my FGC Warri teachers. The desire not to disappoint those authority figures played a huge role in the decisions I took and in how I conducted myself. Pa Ibeji was a calm, gentle, fatherly presence and I owe him and my other teachers a debt of gratitude. May his soul find peace in eternity as I wish him joyful activity in his eternal home. Amen. My sincere condolences to Mama Ibeji, all the children especially my dear Ihechukwu (Dexter) as well as other family members and friends. May the Almighty grant them all the fortitude to bear this great loss.
Posted by Maureen Chukwumah on February 19, 2021
Tribute to Mr. ISamuel lbeji.by Dr Mrs Maureen
Chukwumah .
Mr Ibeji as l called him was with me at the education department of UNN and we met again at Fgc Warri where we taught for over two..decades. He was a disciplined teacher and also very approachable and amiable. He had that fatherly aura al wa ys around him that drew people to h im. He made sure he asked after me and family daily that actually bonded our friendship .The wife is quiet and industrious and complemented his efforts. He was a man of integrity,f ull of wisdom and hard-working. My family is sad and will certainly miss you.May God comfort and console your .entire family and give them the strength to bear your loss.May God God grant him eternal rest Amen Adieu Mr Ibeji
Posted by Abiodun Olabiyi on February 19, 2021
Mr Ibeji.a father.an uncle. a disciplinarian to the core .a teacherand an epitome of knowledge.You will be forever missed.Adieu
Posted by Miracle Chinwe on February 19, 2021
I still can't believe I am writing a tribute because of your passing. Uncle Sam was like a father to me,he was such a great being - so strong, bold,brilliant a rare than life kind of a character- a pillar that supported our whole family such a huge loss to family, friends and entire people.

   Words in fact cannot describe this difficult moment ,but if this is the last time I get to say goodbye then I know I will do so with the knowledge that I considered myself blessed to have lived this life as your Niece. You touched so many lives by your selfless and countless acts of kindness, always giving and never expecting any favour in return, your dedication to a cause was what set you apart. For every institution you worked for, you laid the path for others to succeed. The benefits of your hardworking is a living testimony for so many young men and women you took
under your wings at a personal and professional level today.
 
  Uncle you were and will always be an inspiration to myself, the entire family and anyone who worked with you. You left a void in the family that will never be filled, while we mourn today we also take comfort in the fact that your mission on earth have been fulfilled.

I Thank God for your life,
Rest well uncle until that beautiful day when we will meet to part no more.
Adieu Ezinna,
From your Niece,
Chinwe.
Posted by Evi Otobo on February 19, 2021
Mr. Samuel Ibeji was indeed an erudite teacher who imbibed into us enormous discipline and fear of God. He was so principled and took everyone of us as his own children then in FGC Warri. He's legacy will always live on. He will greatly be missed. From Evi 95/96 set FGCW.
Posted by Ihie Eze-Anyanwu on February 19, 2021
My uncle, my teacher and my guardian. Achieved so much from so little. You will be dearly missed sir!
Posted by Ihechukwu Ibeji on February 19, 2021
An Ode to a Truly Great Man

January 20, 2021

A day that will remain unforgettable in our lives.

The day that my dearly beloved father, Mr. Samuel Emeka Ibeji, passed on.

This pain, hit hardest more than any other in my entire life.

He was so many things to us, he was my teacher, a guide, a mentor, a man full of wisdom and knowledge and he did not fail to impart.

He was a rallying point for so many. His words of wisdom were a guiding light.

There were so many lessons that we learnt from him.

The Importance and Power of Integrity. Love. Peace. Truth. Humility. Kindness. Forthrightness. Care. Support. Strength. Spiritual guidance.

He was an embodiment of Total and Unequivocal Wisdom.

In all of these, even as we are solemn, retrospective of his life and times, we are thankful to Almighty God for his life.

We thank Almighty God for allowing us the privilege of having him as our father and tapping from the deep wellspring of such a Great Man and for what he molded us to become in life.

Adieu Ezinna Samuel Emeka Ibeji. Till we meet to part no more.

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Posted by petek limited on February 25, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY HIGHLY ESTEEMED HERO AND MENTOR: EZINNA SAMUEL E. IBEJI.

You came into this world from a humble home.
You saw it all.
You conquered through your great efforts and you left us wonderful legacies.
Because of your numerous achievements, many people called you different title names to reflect your status. You always smiled and laughed and always refused to take any worldly title. But l called you DEE IBEJI because Dede is senior to all title names as it's an expression of maximum respect for seniors in those days of our father's.
The world stood still when we received the sad news of your death. The hurt and state of shock was unimaginable.
Your advice and support for my family can never be forgotten. YOU WERE REALLY MY ROCK AND MENTOR. You fondly called me "UNCLE PEE" l am proud of you. Thank you for the many times you encouraged and strengthened me.
You were a man with large heart. Always ready to accommodate everyone irrespective of status, age or place of origin. No matter the trials you went through in the service of our complex society, you still stood like the Rock of Gibraltar. 
Your death created a vacuum that will be too difficult to fill. We have lost a rare gem, a resourceful man and a patriot but most of all, l have lost my adviser and mentor.
Goodbye DEE SAM IBEJI.
Rest in peace.
Chief and Lolo Peter Ogbonna
Posted by CHIKEZIE IBEJI on February 25, 2021
TRIBUTE BY SPL.SNR.AP.H.E.IBEJI AND FAMILY.
*THE EXIT TO ETERNITY OF AN ICON*
Ezinna Samuel Chukwuemeka Ibeji, "Okene" as I fondly called you,you lived a fulfilled life,but we wish you stayed longer with us.
When you retired from federal sevice,you told me that you had decided to go home and help your people,as usual,and I said to you that you were not just talking as human,your God who loves you has given you a divine assignment,be sure not to drop a letter from it. Without delay you packed bags and baggages and returned home.Because God loved you,he never allowed any condition make you turn back like Lot's wife.There was no delay in unveiling of the divine mandate,as you embraced the position of peace-making, settling of conflicts and differences, putting smiles on people's faces and so on. You also served God earnestly and with all honesty,in so much that the honorable seat you occupied in the Anglican Church Warri was almost waiting for you here at Holy trinity Anglican Church Eziudo.
In all ramifications,you anchored this divine assignment in philanthropism. It is clear enough that this is an aspect of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ which every good preacher of the Gospel should touch.no wonder you are now occupying a glorious seat at the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Okenem,you truly lived a fulfilled life.I miss you,the entire family love you and we miss you,till we meet again, Goodnight Okene.
Spl.Snr.Ap.H.E.Ibeji and family.
Posted by Nnaemeka Aniagolu on February 23, 2021
Ohoo my God! A great Iroko tree has fallen . A seasoned wise man has gone. A father from a distance is no more. What a great lost!
Mr Samuel Emeka Ibeji was one of those who taught me this job am doing when we were together at Federal Government College (FGC) Warri. He was my mentor and Coach. He put me through in a very right direction.
Having now risen in the job to the rank of a Deputy Director(Education) and to the post of a Vice Principal has to be accredited to Ogah Ibeji's useful guidance and direction when l was young in the job.
Well, l will not question God for taking him home now. God knows the best. I will remain to honour him and pray for his gentle soul to be granted internal rest by God almighty.
My great Mentor and Teacher, farewell and rest in perfect peace. Amen.
Nnaemeka Aniagolu. R.(Mr)
(Uncle Maths)
Vice Principal Academic 1
FSTC, Uyo. 
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Shared by Chukwuma Ohaka on February 19, 2021
Papa, though i never had time to meet you face to face but i believe in the saying that a lion does not birth a goat. The charisma in Udochukwu shows that he was raised by a great man. Your legacy on your children will forever write your name on an evergreen stone. Your footprints are everywhere signifying that you lived a good and great life. 
Farewell Our dear Papa