ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mrs. Theresa Omoko. We will remember her forever.
Posted by ADA OKWUOBI on April 26, 2022
Forever in our hearts

It was exactly a year ago on Monday the 26th of April 2021, an uneventful day at work, until early evening when I got a call from my dear sister.
Nothing strange about the call and even when she informed me of her location ‘in mummy and daddy's house’ it meant nothing after all she visited both of you frequently.

' She has gone' was the response I received to my usual happy excited question about 'how is mummy?' which would have been followed by ‘how is daddy?’ But that response did not make sense until I questioned her again about 'gone to where?' because after all I would have known if you were going to travel, then the same response 'she has gone' and then.......... ohhhhhhh ..…. then……… it started dawning on me...........ohhhhhh. Yes you had gone.
Indeed gone, you had not died, of course not; because people like my mum do not die. You had simply gone, gone on a trip, gone on a long journey, travelled far away to your real home. To a heavenly home prepared for special people like you – yes ‘she has gone’.

My beloved mother had finished her race, her work here on this side of eternity was done; beautifully done and flawlessly completed with nothing left undone and nothing more to do.

But mummy; we miss you so much, daddy misses you a lot. He never believed he'll be laying you to rest. As you know he always said it was the other way round, especially when he told you what to do in his absence. He said you would always know the right thing and would always do it right. You will be courageous, you will have no fear, not be intimidated, but always do the right thing from a place of love.

We do know from the bible lessons you thought us that it is not of him that willet or of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy. For all your labour of love, God has shown you mercy when HE desired you to come home to HIM.

For your faithfulness and forthrightness, for being courageous when the consequences were dire, for showing mercy even when you didn’t have, for speaking on behalf of the voiceless, for standing up for the weak, for raising the bar and inspiring people to reach beyond the stars, for being a good teacher, friend and role model, for being a true mother and a good wife through and through; and most of all for blooming where the Almighty God planted you as HE designed. I am certain that HE has shown you mercy.

And so, I knew that as I spoke to you in those last moments of eternal separation on Monday 26th April 2021, that you heard me. You heard me as I recalled and as I often did, thanked you for all the times you sat and watched both my infant and adult head at the most trying times in my life with an unwavering faith that ‘all will be well’ and your song of 'what a friend we have in Jesus' echoing through. I didn't know how you had the unwavering peace to believe that ‘all is well’ in the face of such opposing evidence, but you were right mummy – ‘all is well’

And yes mummy, you heard me as I thanked you for your steadfast love in the lives of our father, your children, grandchildren, and loved ones, for the poor and indigent people. You were always sacrificing yourself and everything you had for others to flourish and prosper. My dear mother heard me thank her one final time.

Well, these days I take consolidation in our conversation that last Saturday evening, when we last spoke and you convinced me in deeply spiritual words that 'All is WELL' In a very special way, you repeated and emphasized that 'All is WELL' which I happily chorused after you each time and now with hindsight I realize that you were saying goodbye and stay strong my daughter…....hmmm.

Indeed, I thank God greatly for you, and I thank you mummy for being our mother and for loving us completely. The pain doesn't really go away but like you said "ALL IS WELL"

Daalu shinne mummy ezigbo nne enyi. Nwa Obi Ugbe, nwa Bernard Ononye, nwa Nnebuogo Aninye, nwa agu, nwuye Ogbueshi Onwuamaeze Omoko, akudika, nne enyi nodu ofoma na be Chukwu nna. Amen.
Posted by Patricia Damasus on May 13, 2021
Dear Auntie,
It is hard to believe that the Angels have carried you home at a time we all least expected. We hardly take in the fact that your sudden demise has unexpectedly terminated the moments we have enjoyed with you. But know Auntie, that you will never be forgotten and will always be loved by all of us in the family. We have all been so privileged to have had you as our Auntie and an important part of the family. If only we could have you longer, your time was cut so short while here with us but I know that you are now resting in the bosom of our Lord God.
Rest in peace Auntie.
Love from Patty Damasus & Family.
Posted by Kanwulia Onuora on May 10, 2021
FAREWELL AUNTIE

It was with great sorrow but with gratitude to the Almighty for a beautiful life that we received the news of the passing to eternal glory of our mum's goddaughter whom overtime we came to regard and appreciate as a family member, our dearest Auntie Theresa.    

The bond between her and our mum dates back to over six decades ago when my mum became her godmother when she received the holy sacrament of Confirmation. Ever since then, they maintained a wonderful "mother- daughter" relationship. On our mum's relocation to Asaba after her retirement , the bond became even stronger with Auntie Theresa  often visiting and consistently sending presents to our mum.  She was always a part of every single celebration in our home and indeed,  was a daughter in whom our mum was well pleased. Her advice on how to support our mum's aging process always came in very useful. We have not been able to summon the courage to break the news of her passing on to our mum.

Auntie Theresa, was a devout Catholic. It is worthy of mention that she played very dominant roles in the church. She was exemplary as a doting wife, loving mother, affectionate grandma and a dexterous homemaker. She was also a fashionista, who always looked gorgeous at every occasion.

Auntie indeed was a liberated woman and an educationist of great repute who helped to mould the lives of many young boys and girls who are today successful men and women holding positions of responsibility in the society.

She loved Asaba and worked selflessly for the community. She was also a member of several social clubs. Auntie left an indelible legacy and we all have fond memories of her.

She will be sorely missed by all and sundry. May the Good Lord whom she faithfully served accept her kind and gentle soul and grant her eternal rest. May HE also give her husband, children and grandchildren the grace and courage to bear this huge loss.

From: Children of Ezinne Chief (Mrs.) Veronica Ifeyinwa Ofili
Posted by Anthony Omoko on May 10, 2021
Thank you so much for being my Mother: I will continue to remember you kindly!

My mother was and will continue to be an inspiration to us all, for living life to the fullest and not letting anything get in her way!
I admired her belief in herself and her ability to prioritize her needs.


"Thank you, mummy, for teaching me about strength and believing in myself!
I am grateful for the time we spent together!"


May the LORD keep you safe in heaven!


~ Anthony Kenechukwu OMOKO
Posted by Joyin Ojo on May 8, 2021
Dear Grandma,
The news of your passing shocked us all. We will miss your wisdom, your kindness, and guidance. Not only my siblings and I can attest to your love for us, but all of your grandchildren know how much you looked after us and blessed us. Whether it was always remembering our birthdays or your continuous prayers for your grandchildren, you never hesitated to show your love for us. We all will miss you dearly. You were a shining light for us all. Thank you so much for your love.
May your beautiful soul Rest in Peace In Jesus Name, Amen.
Posted by Bolurin Ojo on May 8, 2021
Dear Grandma,

Your life was filled with thoughtful deeds - such as the time you helped me buy African clothing that was tailored with love. I still wear the set to this day, and I am thankful for the time we spent together when we visited you and Grandpa.

Grandma rest well, I’ll miss you,

Bolurin Ojo
Posted by Toba Ojo on May 8, 2021
Dear Grandma,

Thank you for your caring heart and thoughtfulness.
I will always remember you and appreciate you for always taking interest in the things I do.

I remember when you bought me drums; you took the time to send someone to Onitsha market to buy the finest drum they could find. I returned to America proud of my drum and more so proud that you were my Grandma.

You always encouraged me to pursue my passions at an early age. I recall how you were always pleased to hear me play my drums on the phone.
I will miss you.

Rest in peace Grandma,

Toba Ojo
Posted by Patience Okonta on May 7, 2021
MAMA ADA,
Adasco’s Mum and by inference- my Mum too as we are sisters in spirit and in truth.
We talked about you like 3 days prior as I wanted more copies of the prayer book you published which I treasure so much. Ada mentioned that you were under the weather but we didn’t dwell on it as I suppose we expected it to blow over. This was not to be, as God in His infinite wisdom called you home leaving us with sweet memories of our elegant, strong , amazing Mum. I will remember you every time I read your prayer book, wear the beautiful Akwa Ochas you designed and can not but mention - read a funny WHATSAPP advise!
I ask the Good Lord to grant your beautiful beautiful soul eternal rest - YOUR MEMORIES LIVE ON IN ALL OUR HEARTS.
Posted by Tito Ojo on May 6, 2021
Dear Grandma,

Thank you, you for being an amazing Grandma - very caring and loving.
I will miss your phone calls - how you often called to make sure that my brothers and I are doing okay. Thank you for praying for us individually. I will always love you.
Rest in peace, Grandma.
Tito Ojo
Posted by Chukwufumnanya Ojo on May 5, 2021
My dearest Mummy and most trusted Friend,
I love you.
Mummy, it's hard to believe. But you taught me to have faith in Jesus Christ and that is what is keeping me.
Where do I begin? You were my first and most respected teacher - teaching me the foundations and principles of faith in Jesus Christ in words and indeed until I could make that faith my own. You showed me enough reason that I was able to believe - I owe you much.

You loved me and supported me as well as all the people within your circle of influence. I miss you and it is comforting to hear the encouraging words of those lives you touched. You gave sacrificially.

Ezinne, there is much to say. You are a teacher par excellence. You taught me to forgive and not to keep a record of "wrongs". Yours was a life worthy of emulation. My children are blessed if I can be to them the Mother you were to me and my siblings.

Mummy, you taught me to support my community as well as those around me - I remember the early days of being part of the Church cleaning crew at Agbor - you fostered an early interest in volunteerism -giving without counting the cost. What a beautiful mother you are!!! God gave me the best, and I give God all the glory and thanks, in Jesus Christ name, Amen.

My darling Mummy, you exhibited remarkable modesty and decorum and tried to teach me that - but I was slow in learning it. Yet God used you to cover my shortcomings. You did well - God will teach me the rest now.

You filled our lives with musical joy, smiles and wonderful memories - whether from baking cakes and pastries, spending unhurried time with us at Ogwushi-uku library (fostering a love for learning), bathing grandchildren, etc, you gave your best and your best was excellent. My children remember you as the "Grandma, that prays". Thank you for every word of blessing you pronounced on them. Thank you, Mummy.

Mummy, I have wondered how those last moments on April 26, 2021 ended for you on earth. You were an organized person and knew the projects you needed to do for each day, while maintaining flexibility. It is well. Very sad that I cannot hear your voice audibly in this part of eternity.

Rest Well, Mummy, Rest well until that day when we meet again at the feet of Jesus Christ. Kachifo.
Posted by Patrick Okwuobi on May 4, 2021
Dear Grandma
We love you grandma. For who you are, for what you stood for and for all the things you did for us. You were always there for us, teaching, guiding and counselling.

You will never be forgotten and we will always remember all that you have taught us. Love you loads.
                             Rest in peace
                             Grandma
Posted by ADA OKWUOBI on May 4, 2021
Kind, beautiful, courageous and blessed. Thank you for everything mummy.

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Posted by ADA OKWUOBI on April 26, 2022
Forever in our hearts

It was exactly a year ago on Monday the 26th of April 2021, an uneventful day at work, until early evening when I got a call from my dear sister.
Nothing strange about the call and even when she informed me of her location ‘in mummy and daddy's house’ it meant nothing after all she visited both of you frequently.

' She has gone' was the response I received to my usual happy excited question about 'how is mummy?' which would have been followed by ‘how is daddy?’ But that response did not make sense until I questioned her again about 'gone to where?' because after all I would have known if you were going to travel, then the same response 'she has gone' and then.......... ohhhhhhh ..…. then……… it started dawning on me...........ohhhhhh. Yes you had gone.
Indeed gone, you had not died, of course not; because people like my mum do not die. You had simply gone, gone on a trip, gone on a long journey, travelled far away to your real home. To a heavenly home prepared for special people like you – yes ‘she has gone’.

My beloved mother had finished her race, her work here on this side of eternity was done; beautifully done and flawlessly completed with nothing left undone and nothing more to do.

But mummy; we miss you so much, daddy misses you a lot. He never believed he'll be laying you to rest. As you know he always said it was the other way round, especially when he told you what to do in his absence. He said you would always know the right thing and would always do it right. You will be courageous, you will have no fear, not be intimidated, but always do the right thing from a place of love.

We do know from the bible lessons you thought us that it is not of him that willet or of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy. For all your labour of love, God has shown you mercy when HE desired you to come home to HIM.

For your faithfulness and forthrightness, for being courageous when the consequences were dire, for showing mercy even when you didn’t have, for speaking on behalf of the voiceless, for standing up for the weak, for raising the bar and inspiring people to reach beyond the stars, for being a good teacher, friend and role model, for being a true mother and a good wife through and through; and most of all for blooming where the Almighty God planted you as HE designed. I am certain that HE has shown you mercy.

And so, I knew that as I spoke to you in those last moments of eternal separation on Monday 26th April 2021, that you heard me. You heard me as I recalled and as I often did, thanked you for all the times you sat and watched both my infant and adult head at the most trying times in my life with an unwavering faith that ‘all will be well’ and your song of 'what a friend we have in Jesus' echoing through. I didn't know how you had the unwavering peace to believe that ‘all is well’ in the face of such opposing evidence, but you were right mummy – ‘all is well’

And yes mummy, you heard me as I thanked you for your steadfast love in the lives of our father, your children, grandchildren, and loved ones, for the poor and indigent people. You were always sacrificing yourself and everything you had for others to flourish and prosper. My dear mother heard me thank her one final time.

Well, these days I take consolidation in our conversation that last Saturday evening, when we last spoke and you convinced me in deeply spiritual words that 'All is WELL' In a very special way, you repeated and emphasized that 'All is WELL' which I happily chorused after you each time and now with hindsight I realize that you were saying goodbye and stay strong my daughter…....hmmm.

Indeed, I thank God greatly for you, and I thank you mummy for being our mother and for loving us completely. The pain doesn't really go away but like you said "ALL IS WELL"

Daalu shinne mummy ezigbo nne enyi. Nwa Obi Ugbe, nwa Bernard Ononye, nwa Nnebuogo Aninye, nwa agu, nwuye Ogbueshi Onwuamaeze Omoko, akudika, nne enyi nodu ofoma na be Chukwu nna. Amen.
Posted by Patricia Damasus on May 13, 2021
Dear Auntie,
It is hard to believe that the Angels have carried you home at a time we all least expected. We hardly take in the fact that your sudden demise has unexpectedly terminated the moments we have enjoyed with you. But know Auntie, that you will never be forgotten and will always be loved by all of us in the family. We have all been so privileged to have had you as our Auntie and an important part of the family. If only we could have you longer, your time was cut so short while here with us but I know that you are now resting in the bosom of our Lord God.
Rest in peace Auntie.
Love from Patty Damasus & Family.
Posted by Kanwulia Onuora on May 10, 2021
FAREWELL AUNTIE

It was with great sorrow but with gratitude to the Almighty for a beautiful life that we received the news of the passing to eternal glory of our mum's goddaughter whom overtime we came to regard and appreciate as a family member, our dearest Auntie Theresa.    

The bond between her and our mum dates back to over six decades ago when my mum became her godmother when she received the holy sacrament of Confirmation. Ever since then, they maintained a wonderful "mother- daughter" relationship. On our mum's relocation to Asaba after her retirement , the bond became even stronger with Auntie Theresa  often visiting and consistently sending presents to our mum.  She was always a part of every single celebration in our home and indeed,  was a daughter in whom our mum was well pleased. Her advice on how to support our mum's aging process always came in very useful. We have not been able to summon the courage to break the news of her passing on to our mum.

Auntie Theresa, was a devout Catholic. It is worthy of mention that she played very dominant roles in the church. She was exemplary as a doting wife, loving mother, affectionate grandma and a dexterous homemaker. She was also a fashionista, who always looked gorgeous at every occasion.

Auntie indeed was a liberated woman and an educationist of great repute who helped to mould the lives of many young boys and girls who are today successful men and women holding positions of responsibility in the society.

She loved Asaba and worked selflessly for the community. She was also a member of several social clubs. Auntie left an indelible legacy and we all have fond memories of her.

She will be sorely missed by all and sundry. May the Good Lord whom she faithfully served accept her kind and gentle soul and grant her eternal rest. May HE also give her husband, children and grandchildren the grace and courage to bear this huge loss.

From: Children of Ezinne Chief (Mrs.) Veronica Ifeyinwa Ofili
her Life

A Kind Beautiful Listening Courageous Impactful Life

Thank you for EVERYTHING.

A giant in faith, a mental giant, a kind giant and a forgiving giant. 
Our mother, grandmother, sister, aunty, sister in law, teacher, prayer warrior, role model, disciplinarian, trusted friend, dependable, mummy the coordinator, mummy the unflinching supporter. Indeed our earthly loss is heaven's gain.

Daalu, daalu, daalu shinne nneanyi. Daalu
Ije awele ezigbo nne.
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Shared by ADA OKWUOBI on August 14, 2022
My dear mother, just to drop a prayer and wish you well as I know you would be wishing all of us. We often think of you and we are extremely grateful for all the life lessons you thought us and the love you didn't hesitate to share even in the most trying times.

Everyday I learn more of the sacrifices you had to make and the courage to continue to be the best you. Wow what a mother, what a woman, what a human being. I doff my hat for you always.

Continue to rest in heavenly places with our Lord & Saviour ezigbo nnem. Daalu shinne nnem daalu.
Shared by ADA OKWUOBI on March 24, 2022
Hello Mum,

Continue to rest in the peace of the Almighty God. May His perpetual light continue to shine upon you dear mother. May your soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace Amen.

Hmmm my mother.......all is well.

Mummy it was just Christmas

Shared by ADA OKWUOBI on December 30, 2021
My dear mother, I've been wanting to write and finding it hard to write the things I want to say to you and now it's a Christmas without you.... so tough. 

I recall the joy, the love, the activities, so many calls, so many things even when we were far away, you made the activities come alive and included us. So it was just Christmas this time and you were not there. 
The only consolation we have is our faith that it is better, more peaceful, everlasting rest and endless joy where you are. It's certainly not the same without you here.

We will always remember, we will always remember our indifatigable, loving and kind mother. Mummy nno du ofuma na ani eze chukwu until we meet to part no more.

Love Always,
Nneamaka