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In memory of our beloved sister Stella Aguocha

Shared by Liz Ibegbulam on May 3, 2021
Ohuhu Community Development UK deeply morns the loss of our dear sister Stella Aguocha. We are going to miss you, your smile, your dancing, your laughter, and everything else that makes you unique. We never thought we would lose you so soon, but who are we to question our God.

On behalf of Ohuhu Community Development UK, we send our condolences to her children and family. Gone but never forgotten.

May her soul rest in perfect peace.

Shared by Adaeze Adigweme on April 28, 2021
Several years ago, I travelled to London during an extremely difficult time in my life. Nnenna, my sister and one of my closest friends, offered for me to stay at her Mom’s house while I was there. Although I had never met Auntie Stella before then, she took me in with open arms, nurtured me, cooked for me (those plantains are unforgettable!), and just made me feel so loved. I was so amazed by her concurrent strength, her warmth, and her loving, bright spirit. And the way she adores her children was so evident at every moment. I will never forget that experience, and I am eternally grateful for her. Auntie Stella, your body may have left us, but your spirit remains omnipresent. Wewill continue
to hold your children with as much fervor as you did. Thank you for your beautiful contribution to this earth. We know you are dancing, smiling, and shining as brightly as ever. 
Rest Well.
Love, Adaeze Adigweme

Mrs Justina Ihuoma Shelleng

Shared by Raheem Bale on April 24, 2021
Stella is the first daughter of my elder sister (Mrs. Regina Iheyinwa Onyemachi - nee Benson Ejelonu).
She is also the first granddaughter of my mother (Mrs. Juliana Benson Ejelonu - nee Igbokwe Uchendu).
Even though I am her auntie, we grew up as sisters and friends because of the closeness in our age.  She is 2 1/2 years younger than me.
My mum used to take me to visit Stella's mum. Stella used to be very happy to see us.
Stella out of excitement would rush out to the back garden to fetch loads of fruit (Oranges, Coconuts, Avocados, Pawpaw etc) for us to enjoy.
I always looked forward to visiting my sister because of Stella, and her siblings.
We spent several years apart due to family circumstances and reunited after the Nigerian Civil War. 
At this stage, Stella had to live with my mum (her grandmother) to attend our community secondary school. 
Due to economic/financial restraints, my husband and I helped Stella through her secondary school education.
After secondary school, she joined me and my husband at the military base in Enugu.
My husband helped Stella to get her first job with the Army Pay and Records unit (the department that processes the finances of the military personnel). 
Stella was very happy because that job gave her first financial independence and also enabled her to support her parents and siblings. She worked with the Army P&R for about 1 year+ and went on to secure another job for herself with NEPA Electric Power Authority.
She worked for the electricity department for about two years and traveled to America to join her husband. Stella had three of her children in America; she lived in America for about 9 years and returned back to Nigeria before joining me in the UK in 1988. She lived with me for about 2 years before she moved on to get her own house.
She gave birth to her last child here in the UK and maintained a good career in the housing department for Hackney and Islington Council where she worked until she sadly passed away. 
Stella was a very strong child who would defend herself, her siblings and friends when confronted with a fight at school. She likes challenges and used to do many things that her peers could not do. Fetching water from the village stream with the biggest pots that children in her age group could not carry, also, carrying loads that children in her age group could not carry. She was always the champion among her peers. She was very bright at school and was also very good at sports. 
Stella was a very lovely lively and bubbly woman. Those who knew Stella will affirm to the fact that she lights up and puts life into any social gathering as soon as she arrives. 
I am saddened by the sudden and premature death of my niece and sister. It came to me as a shock when I was looking forward to enjoying our old age together and reflecting on our past. Chinuru, your death has left a huge vacuum in my life and the lives of every member of our family. I miss you dearly I love you but God loves you more. Goodnight Chinuru sleep on until we meet to part no more. May our almighty God grant you eternal rest in Jesus' name. Amen 
Mrs Justina Ihuoma Shelleng
(Nee Benson Ejelonu)

Aunty Stella

Shared by Kelechi Aguocha on April 23, 2021
“But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” ~ 1 Timothy 5:8

To My Stellar Aunty Stella,

This was the aunt who loved like a mother no matter if you were her children or not. My dearest aunt, what a blessing and privilege it was to have you as a part of our family. I have never seen you without a bright smile. You were so beautiful, warm and loving. You would always check in on where I was in life and would assure me that no matter how good or bad things were, the best was yet to come.

Aunty Stella you have left a remarkable legacy here on earth. Know that you will never be forgotten and always loved by all of us in the family. I was so privileged to have you as a very special aunt that meant so very much to me. You were at the precipice of what a good Christian should be. If only we could have you here longer, your time here felt so short. I am so grateful that some day I will see you again and get to spend eternity drinking shandigui with you, Papa Joe, and everyone else watching over us from heaven. Before I conclude, I would like to write a poem for you:

In the days, months and years that lie ahead,
When we talk about how things used to be,
Some will say this, some will say that
But on the following, we’ll have to agree:
Our aunt was godly, wise, and fun;
The best sister, homemaker, and friend;
And in the hearts of her nieces and nephews,
She’ll be stellar from now till the end. Goodbye Aunt!


Chiedozie Nicholas Ogbonna

Shared by kiran aujla on April 7, 2021
How does one express the amazing essence and spirit of Stella, her selfless generosity, uncompromising belief in all that is good and her unwavering commitment to family, friends and especially with her work in helping and supporting homeless families is inspirational. 

I have known Stella since 2016 when I joined the Council, and I remember my first few weeks as Stella took me under her wings and showed me the ropes and supported me in my early days, and lifted me up when I was down with her smile, her infectious laugh and unique sense of humour, and most importantly her dancing....I miss your dancing in the office. 

Stella’s generosity would extend not only through her acts of kindness but with her cooking !! Stella would cook her special Jollof rice and feed the whole office, bringing in fruits, sweets, cakes and was known as the “feeder” of the team. I miss your cooking.

Words, even the very best of words, cannot pay tribute or truly capture the sense of loss that we are all feeling.

The loss is there, tangible and real within everyone…but Stella exemplified life, love, laughter and an irrepressible belief and faith in seeing the best in everything and in everyone.

And so today we honor Stella, by profoundly feeling and expressing our loss, but also by remembering Stella, an amazing person who has played a unique and special role in all of our lives.

We remember Stella as a mother, sister, friend, colleague and much more….we will all miss you Stella xx RIP my friend 


Shared by Kelechi Aguocha on March 3, 2021
Thanks for being my Mother who raised me, my Mommy when I was hurt, and my best-friend with whom I shared everything with. I am unsure of my words because we were always honest with each other when we spoke. We never missed an opportunity to tell each other we loved each other, but we often laughed, and cried within the same conversation. I have accepted the fact you're not physically here but we will continue to have our conversations. I love you and I will keep your memory alive until we meet again by God's Grace.

Save some muffins and tea for me.

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