Shared on 8th October 2014

Born into the Mbiatem Chiefdom of small Mamfe, Princess Stella Mbiatem was the first child born to Late Adjundant Chef Mbiatem & Mrs. Regina Mbiatem on July 4th 1971. She completed primary education at the Presbyterian School, Besongabang and proceeded to Government High School Mamfe in 1984. Stella graduated with her Ordinary Levels/Advanced Levels Certificates in 1989/1991 respectively. She later enrolled at the University of Yaoundé I, graduating from the Faculty of Letters with a Bachelor's degree in 1995 and a post Baccalaureate degree (Maitrise) in 1997 respectively.

In her quest for a professional career, Stella gained admissions to the Higher Teacher's Training Institute (École Normale Supérieure – ENS, Yaoundé) to become a career teacher and counselor. Her exemplary involvement in the many student organizations resonated from GHS to the University. She was well trusted and loved within her network of friends and social circles. She was integrated into the Cameroon Public Service and worked as a teacher and guidance counselor for several years until her recent appoinment as Pedagogic Inspector of Education at the Teacher's Training College, Bonamoussadi-Denver, Douala.

Our princess will be remembered as an educator with a remarkable style and sense of responsibility. She had a positive fun-loving attitude and always had a joke or funny story to tell. She enjoyed laughing and making others laugh. She always had a smile on her face and could brighten the darkest days. She was extremely very compassionate and caring to her friends and family. A responsible, caring and loving parent who ensured her two sons and younger siblings were provided for. In her last days, she embraced the unshakable values of love, respect and faith in God. She strongly held to her beliefs of independence and courage with her gentle but firm spirit.

Although, she was an older sister; she was my twin sister, best friend and a prankster. We spent countless years from childhood to adulthood, sharing the same bedroom through High School to the University. We had our shared moments of disagreements, but overall it was a wonderful memory of mine.  

She leaves behind a large extended family, her two sons; Aristid Hillman Osang Ayuk (9yrs) and Guilliaume Herve' Eyoung Ayuk (5yrs); a mother; Mrs. Regina Mbiatem, four sisters; Maybelle, Charlotte, Carine, Maureen,  four brothers; Etchi, Mbu-enoh,Osang, Mark, Niece/Nephew Kimberly and Osang.

Her lightning presence will be sorely missed. We will always remember her positive attitude, generosity and love for life. As a family, we are honored that she is in a good place and resting with our Savior. We will look back to our time together with shared fond memories.

Mbi, kindly give your love to our departed father and rest in peace until we meet again.

Hugs and kisses in tears, Bessem