ForeverMissed
The children of Dr. Mrs Violet Arene would like to formally announce her passing to Glory.
It came as a shock to us because mum is “larger than life”, strong and vibrant.
We know she is in Glory, enjoying Jesus.
Mommy we miss you dearly.
you are a mother in a trillion.
You raised us, you encouraged us, you were our best friend.
No challenge was too big for you, no problem we brought was too small or trivial.
Mummy wrote a book titled - “amazing woman”, that was to celebrate every woman and motivate and inspire them to greater heights. I wonder if she knew she was talking about herself.
Mummy - AMAZING WOMAN.
you who brought joy to all who had the wonderful fortune of meeting you.
You who brought comfort and strength to all who were blessed enough to cross your path.
Your laughter still rings out.
Your smile still shines so bright.
You molded us, you touched us.
Beautiful mommy.
Loving wife who loved and cared for daddy for over 50 years; now you both are reunited.
No amount of words can describe our grief.
Pray for us mommy, give us strength to go on.
This special tribute is to you.
The pain is great. But out joy and our hope is the fact that you have gone to Glory! We love you mummy. We love you.
We draw strength in the scriptures: Romans 8:34; Psalm 116:15; 2 Corinthians 5: 6-8
We invite everyone who would like to pay tribute to our precious mother to do so on this platform. And to give us a few weeks to return to our Family Compound at Agboola Gomez, when we will be able to receive well wishers in person.
We will announce formal dates for her Celebration of Life events in both Lagos and Eziowelle, in the near future.
Sincerely, Dr Ikechukwu Arene. On behalf of me and my sisters, Dr. Nkiruka Arene and Dr. Ifeoma Arene
Posted by Americas Empowerment Inst... on May 27, 2020

A Tribute from Americas Empowerment Institute “AEMPIN” for
Dr. Violet Nwakaego Arene.

It is with great humility that we write this tribute to a dear friend, colleague and mentor. When we heard of the passing of Dr. Arene, we were beyond shock as our Executive Director had just spoken to her the day before. We are still in shock and at a loss for words.

We want to express our deepest sympathies to the family of Dr. Violet Arene who was the best colleague anyone could have asked for. Dr Arene was full of energy, ideas, talent, and knowledge. All of these she exhibited with compassion to all that she came across. We find ourselves extremely fortunate to have a chance to know her, to work with her and share some beautiful memories with her. It was truly an honor for us to have a colleague like Dr. Arene who was like family.

Dr. Arene was a much-valued partner and colleague of our AEMPIN. She contributed in no small way to the growth and development of AEMPIN by her continued support of our goals and objectives. She received our 2018 Global Empowerment Awards for empowering African women to reach their full potentials. She was also a local partner of AEMPIN in Nigeria.

To date, over 10 million women have been transformed and empowered by Dr. Arena’s capacity empowerment via Lydia Rock Consulting, AEMPIN-African Women Capacity Building Network (AWCBN), AWLO and several books she authored, including Amazing Women. For over 60 years, Dr. Arena championed the cause of gender equity, women rights and gave voice to women all over Africa. She was loved by women across Africa, where she authoritatively gave birth to a new women narrative. She was a lioness of humility and grace, woman of women and mother of mothers. Her women liberation work earned her “Mummy” from all.

We are surely going to miss her every day and AEMPIN will always wish that she could be here to guide and contribute richly towards our programs as usual.

Dr. Arene’s ministry for the gospel of Jesus Christ and her matchless voice changed the lives of millions. We mourn her passing but we know with absolute certainty that today she heard those words, “well done good and faithful servant.”

Dr. Arene, we love you and will place you in a special portion of our hearts now and forever more.

Atty. Cici Brown   * Nelson Ilodigwe, Ph.D     *  Prof. Wythel Price
President          Executive Director           Program Director
Posted by Americas Empowerment Inst... on May 27, 2020
A Tribute from Americas Empowerment Institute “AEMPIN” for Dr. Violet Nwakaego Arene.

It is with great humility that we write this tribute to a dear friend, colleague and mentor. When we heard of the passing of Dr. Arene, we were beyond shock as our Executive Director had just spoken to her the day before. We are still in shock and at a loss for words.

We want to express our deepest sympathies to the family of Dr. Violet Arene who was the best colleague anyone could have asked for. Dr Arene was full of energy, ideas, talent, and knowledge. All of these she exhibited with compassion to all that she came across. We find ourselves extremely fortunate to have a chance to know her, to work with her and share some beautiful memories with her. It was truly an honor for us to have a colleague like Dr. Arene who was like family.

Dr. Arene was a much-valued partner and colleague of our AEMPIN. She contributed in no small way to the growth and development of AEMPIN by her continued support of our goals and objectives.

She received our 2018 Global Empowerment Awards for empowering African women to reach their full potentials. She was also a local partner of AEMPIN in Nigeria. To date, over 10 million women have been transformed and empowered by Dr. Arena’s capacity empowerment via Lydia Rock Consulting, AEMPIN-African Women Capacity Building Network (AWCBN), AWLO and several books she authored, including Amazing Women.

For over 60 years, Dr. Arene championed the course of gender equity, women rights and gave voice to women all over Africa. She was loved by women across Africa, where she authoritatively gave birth to a new women narrative. She was a lioness, woman of women and mother of mothers. Her women liberation work earned her “Mummy” from all.

We are surely going to miss her every day and AEMPIN will always wish that she could be here to guide and contribute richly towards our programs as usual.

Dr. Arene’s ministry for the gospel of Jesus Christ and her matchless voice changed the lives of millions. We mourn her passing but we know with absolute certainty that today she heard those words, “well done good and faithful servant.”

Dr. Arene, we love you and will place you in a special portion of our hearts now and forever more.

Atty. Cici Brown (President)
Nelson Ilodigwe, Ph.D (Executive Director)
Prof. Wythel Price (Program Director)
Posted by Nma Osadebe on May 26, 2020
*An Amazing, Quintessential General in God’s Army has been called Home.*

I received the news of your home calling with sadness. Aunty Violet, Your passing marks the end of our relationship that has spanned decades. I remember our vibrant family fellowship in your apartment at 2nd Avenue Ikoyi which grew to become the New And Living Way Family Fellowship at your Home in Victoria Island. All the children looked forward to attending fellowship in "Aunty Arene’s” house.

You were a lover of people and to meet you was to admire you. Your broad, infectious smile and bubbly personality made welcome everyone who visited your home irrespective of their social status. I remember with nostalgia those Christmas parties we had in your premises with our Bar beach Boys; many of those boys who were lost came to embrace Christ and their self worth was restored. You had a large heart; you were a great encourager and counsellor par excellence.

I take solace in the knowledge that you now rest in the Lord’s bosom. My condolences go to your children - IK, Nkiru and Ifeoma who have lost a Gem.

Adieu Aunty Violet.

From Sis Nma Osadebe
Posted by Nkechi Ali-Balogun on May 25, 2020
A Mother In Israel
The news of your passing came as a very rude shock and I am still battling to get over it. You were so full of life and ever smiling. Always fighting the cause of women, pushing and inspiring women to be their best. With dogged determination you fought for women inclusion as far as your strength would carry. Your programme Eve championed the cause of women. You related to those of us that were privileged to be chosen by you as a mother. You respected our persons and our choices even while trying to guide us through your own experiences. Your humility was out of this world and your personality modeled how a Christian woman should conduct herself. You exuded so much love for all that came your way. I wish I got much closer. I wish I called you everyday. I wish I did more. Now I cannot. We will miss you. I will miss you so dearly. You will forever be in my heart. Adieu and fare there well mummy.
Posted by Ijeoma Osuagwu on May 24, 2020
Dr/ Mrs Arene (the great one)
The news of your death came as the worst rude shock of my life. Words are never enough to express how I feel since I got the devastating news. Just weeks ago you remembered my birthday and sent me Mother’s Day Wishes. Your tutoring and the echo of my daughter which you call me it’s all I hear rumbling in my head and that I can’t get you off my head is driving me in sane. The women weep for you, your youth that looked up to you are weeping non stop. Awlo mourns, and I’ll mourn you like my own mother because you treated me like one. Your most cherished women whom you represented like no other, a vacuum that could never be filled, but we could only pray that our lord whom you gave yourself to will provide your loved ones great solace to endure.
Adieu Mom
Adieu my great one.
Adieu my great woman of worth.


           
            
Posted by Ledee Zugs on May 24, 2020
TRIBUTE TO OUR MUM

I am writing in honor of someone who was dear to us here in AWLO, Mummy Violet Arene

Although I had not made contact with her or experienced her myself, I can say I've met her through everyone's testimony of her

Death is an important event in every man's life, as much we do not plan to lose loved ones it is inevitable.

It's most important that we learn from the life she lived. One full of impact, that speaks for her now and several years to come.

Im glad for the lives she changed, the example she has set

I know that she's in a peaceful and better place where all beautiful souls like hers go to rest. Let us all find comfort in this.


Nwizug Ledee
YOUTH COORDINATOR LAGOS
Posted by Audrey Kono on May 23, 2020
RIP
Posted by Eromosele Lucky on May 23, 2020
Brother Samuel Esene;
It just dawned on me this morning that Mummy Violet Arene has actually passed on to greater glory and can never be seen for now while I await to be awakened up from sleep to hear her demise was one heck of a terrible nightmare.
With tears and a broken-heart,words fail me to describe properly her kindness and bright disposition to dealing with all and sundry;this Angelic personified being led. Mummy conducted the child -dedication service for all my children and I will be eternally grateful and relish the great moments.
However,I take comfort in the stead that she has gone to be with our Maker God Almighty who would always throw an open arms and say " Welcome my faithful and loyal servant into my bosom for staying in the faith all the way up until the transition"
I will really miss you greatly until the resurrection morning when we get to see our dead loved ones.

Adieu Mummy Viole Arene
Posted by Aderemi Ibuoye on May 23, 2020
Pastor, Dr Mrs Arene.
Your inspirational and leadership style says a lot about you... You named my daughter 'Ngozi' that She is a blessing to the world.
I could remember one of your Favorite Songs and how you used to sing it with PASSION "HE is the King of kings!! He is the Lord of Lords!!! His Name is Jesus...Jesus... J. E.S.U.S... HE is the King".
We missed here ..Rest on mama.
Posted by Adewumi Ibuoye on May 23, 2020
I give thanks to God for making me to know you MAMA, since I came across to you at RCCG LIVING WAY PARISH, as my pastor, teacher and mentor. My life has never remained the same again! As you always tell me MAMA...... "adewumi you are not doing badly, keep up the good works, I'm proud of you! Well done and I say thank you" your sweet words have made me whom I am today. MUMMY THANK YOU! for the love you have shown to humanity especially the youths. Thank you for the SEED of love you planted in me through CHRISTIAN YOUTH PRAYER & MENTORING CLUB that was founded by you. We will forever miss you MUMMY.
Continue to rest on Mama till we meet and part no more.

Adewumi Ibuoye
President-CYPMC
Posted by Akosile Olufemi on May 22, 2020
GLORIOUS EXIST OF AN ICON
We know that we must exit this world one day but we always expect our mentor , councillor,confidant,financial and spiritual leader all of the above you combined to have more years with us.your death was a rude shock to all your spiritual children and friends all over the world. Your transition to glory was shocking and devastated but we have received it with humility knowing fully well you have fought a good fight and you have won your eternal race and your departure is precious in the sight of the Lord.psalm116v15. what a glorious exist at 78years old,your dynamism, vibrancy and charming disposition gave us the hope you have more years to spend with us but almighty God knows when to call home his own.
The vacuum created by your departure will be difficult to filled ,you have done so much for the body of Christ,RCCG Living way parish your baby, CYPC,AWLO,AWCBN (Africa women capacity building network) Lydia Rock consult will greatly miss you.
We are devastated by your sudden exist but delighted you have done marvelously well for Christ and humanity.
Rest on mummy in the Lord till we meet again.
FEMI AKOSILE
Posted by Gillain Bih Mboh on May 22, 2020
Mummy Voilet Arene a great Woman of Worth u were an Icon in AWLO, we will forever miss you but your legacy lives on. Thank you ma'am for the impacts you made, thank you for raising great dynamic leaders in AWLO and all over the world. Keep resting in the Lord.
ADIEU MAMA
Gillian Bih Mboh AWLO YOUTH COUNCIL CAMEROON

Posted by Babajide Sanni on May 22, 2020
“Mama” as we all call you. Mother to many of us including all of the pastors, some Area, provincial and even Regional Pastors.
The last message I listened to under your teachings and anointing was titled “I AM”.

I know there is a place called heaven and there you are now. It will not be a pansy heaven nor fragile heaven of lilies-of-the-valley but it will be heaven of white roses where the “I AM” will be standing closeby to welcome you home of eternal rest.

I may have moved out of Majek, but one thing for sure, that community and it entire residence will miss you, your contributions to the life of the youths whom you spent your retirement funds just to see them smile. How you engage the youths in different programs just to keep them out of trouble. The youths beat protocols and find their way to you knowing they will always get whatever they want. You were an advocate and voice for the helpless. You not only help with words, but rather use every humanitarian reasons available to see a solution is put in place.
Just if Roses grows in heaven I’ll ask God to help put some in your hand and say it’s from me.
You will forever be remembered sweet mama.
R.I.P
Posted by Victoria Opara on May 22, 2020
TRIBUTE TO THE MOST WONDERFUL WOMAN
Death is wicked,fearful and unfriendly and has no respect for man regardless of status, race, religion,tribe, position, possession or age.
Many have tried to stop death for ages but no one was able to.
If those attempt were successful, Mama, it would never be your turn now
Awlo community will so miss you ma
R.I.P WOW
Posted by Chukwudum Okeke on May 22, 2020
Even though I deeply mourn and almost feel devastated, I thank God because I’m confident that she’s gone to be with the Lord Jesus Christ. Dr Mrs Arene was my big sister. She was a shining example of what we Christians ought to be in practice. If I needed a counsel on a very serious issue I’d call her. Once I faced a wicked persecution in the office and a concrete evidence of my innocence slipped from the enemy into my hands. I wanted to explode on my detractors. I went to my big sister. Her advice to me: “Say nothing, do nothing!”
Well I left and did as she advised. In a few days, the Lord fought the battle! My detractors were exposed and shamed and I came out victorious!
To God be the glory for her life.
I don’t remember ever writing a tribute.
Posted by Victoria Eloho on May 22, 2020
Rest on Amazing Woman. Your goodness will forever be remembered in AWLO. You were indeed a shining light.
Posted by Vivien Okonkwo on May 22, 2020
I can’t believe I am writing this tribute for such a wonderful matrix. When I heard my heart tore into two. I remember the day I met you it was as if we knew each other for ages and took me in as a daughter
In my heart there is a place full of wonderful memories, the jokes, the advise and the wonderful words of wisdom. 
We love you but the Lord loves you more. Sleep tight in the Lord
Posted by Sheron Lum Mofor on May 21, 2020
A great pillar has fallen from Awlo .
Rest in peace mah you will forever be remembered for your good works. May the lights of heaven shine on you.
Posted by Ezeanata C on May 21, 2020
It was hard to accept the death of our beloved aunt. She was very caring and indeed a blessing to the family. She picked me up and took care of my responsibilities right from when I was 15 years old till I went for NYSC.

She was our aunt but we all called her Mummy because she was constantly playing the role of a mother and above all, she led us to Christ and was always teaching us how to go about our practical lives and the challenges that we may face in every facets of our lives.

Last but not least, thank you for the great impact you made in our family. Your memories will live through me and everyone in Ezeanata Family.

May your soul rest in perfect peace in Jesus name, Amen!
Posted by Patricia Mensah-Larkai on May 21, 2020
History recounts the stories of many courageous women and men who have championed numerous causes for the betterment of their fellow human beings, even at great personal cost.

I may not have met you personally but the little I've read about you, tells me you're one such woman who has braved through many storms and waded through many waters to empower & liberate others. Truly, a woman of inestimable value. May your legacy not be forgotten. Rest well Dr. Arene Violet.

From Patricia Dzifa Mensah-Larkai
AWLO GHANA
Posted by Titilayomi Ahmadu on May 21, 2020
Such energy, such vibrant energy.........
Full of love and passion to build.
No wonder the hurry- it had to be done.

Sleep on Mum, sleep well.

Till we meet to part no more!!!
Posted by Favour AYODELE on May 21, 2020
Sayonara General Dr. Violet Arene

Adios Giant
Adieu Genius
Cheerio the woman with a Golden Pen

"Oh Dr. Favour welcome my dear,
What a benevolent, exponentially sophisticated
accelerating gear for unstoppable speed"; She said.

That was the recapped piece from her, the first day I was privileged to deliver a masterclass lecture on "Electromagnetic Mind" with her G-19; "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious business distinguished moguls.

Her crescendo enthusiastic charge displayed, still in my configurative brain box.

This is what I saw

A thunder, lion-heart,
Shadai wave in the bowel.
Herculean cyclopean zeal,
Barrier breaking conceptuality
Fearless lightning, magical drilling spirit.

"Kilimanjaroic" elevator.
Leathery finest rope of deep blue sea.
Transformer, Team Player.
Alpha rhythm, Chief of Vanguard.
     A REALIST.

The amazing conjugality of two righteous cloaks "Holiness and Humility"
A woman with "diamondic" sparks.
Bulldozer, Chief Chaplain Commando.

Energy is her name.

My Gender Parity lord Barrister,
Your kingdom legacy is an elastic tablet.
For the love of Christ,
         I say,
Rapture, the -- gap-- bridge.

AwloHeforShe Community Worldwide will miss you Dr. Violet Arene

Dr. O. Favour Ayodele
(theCarpenter)
 21052020
Posted by Tantoh Claudine on May 21, 2020
It's quite sad to write a tribute for a great woman who has so much impacted the world especially the woman folk. We are tapping from your footprints in AWLO. Though you leave us because your time is up, we know you fought a good fight and deserve a peaceful rest at your maker's bosom.
Adieu great woman
Tantoh Claudine
AWLO Cameroon youth council
Posted by Remi Akinlade on May 21, 2020
Thank you Lord for bringing such a strong and amazing woman our way. Thank you because her life continues to inspire and bless many more. Thank you, Lord for strength for her family and loved ones. Thank you because she is resting at your bosom and we will see her again in Jesus name, Amen.
Posted by Rufina Irielle on May 21, 2020
AWLO has lost one of its greatest leader, our immediate past president. The passing of Dr. Violet Arene is an incalculable loss to AWLO, to the African Women and All women globally, to the lay public and to her many admirers and friends.

It is hard to find suitable words to pay a tribute to this truly remarkable woman.
Dr Violet Arene death is an absolute tragedy. She was throughout her time a lovely, genuine and deeply committed public servant.

There are few people who have had such a profound impact on the future direction of humanity than Dr Violet but hers was exceptional. Her understanding of the link between gender equality, human poverty and the quality of the girls child is undoubtedly influenced a generation of Women's rights.

It is a tribute to her passionate determination that so many people feel such a deep sense of loss at her passing.

I was fortunate enough to attend to her leadership classes and AWLO Conferences globally and within the country over the years and every time I met her I was struck by both the force of her personality and the quality of her intellect. Her passion shone through in everything she did, from her work on women’s equality to her tireless championing of the good leadership.

I like so many others, will miss her more than it is possible to describe and send my most heartfelt condolences to her children and to everyone who knew her, loved her and depended upon her.

African Women in Leadership Organization will miss you so much.

Rest in perfect peace Dr Violet Arene.
From Rufina, Irielle Joseph.
AWLO Lagos Chapter
Posted by Princess Ify Chris Okon... on May 21, 2020
My Mentor like I always call her, She is a leader of Leaders, inspired me to be a Congruent Leader with her Leadership style.
Dr Violet Arene, you came, saw, Conqured, and took your Crown.
I always wonder how with just your smile you melt hearts...
May the Angels welcome you with pumps for your humanitarian services and life of Godliness.
Rest in perfect peace mama.

Ify Chris Okonkwo
Awlo Lagos Chapter
Dir.of finance.
Posted by Yvonne Akande on May 20, 2020
What an amazing woman! May we all leave a positive mark in people's lives like she did!

Ify, sending you and the family big hugs. Your mum was so special. I remember her praying with me over the phone years ago when my brother was very ill. Mummy lives on in the lives of her 'children' all over the world. May she continue to rest in heavenly peace!

Love to Ify, Nkiru and all the family.
From Busola Akande (nee Ojemuyiwa)
Posted by PATIENCE ENO on May 20, 2020
Dear Mum Arene,
It is with the saddest feeling of a great loss that I'm sending this tribute. It is unbelievable that you're gone and never to be seen, heard, or touched..as in hugged anymore! I met you for the first time at AWLO event at Sheraton Lagos, in 2015 and took a liking for you because of the way you spoke, you anchored a session with Senator Ita Giwa being her birthday.
We met after that again and you called me "darling daughter" and that drew me to you in a way I couldn't explain. When in June 2017, I sent you an Invite to my 2nd daughters wedding, not knowing you travelled to the U.S, you promised me you would attend the wedding..and you did. You came all the way from the U.S and arrived Eket L.G.Area in Akwa Ibom state, and stayed for four (4) whole days through the Traditional Marriage and the Church Wedding! That was what ONLY A GOOD & LOVING MOTHER could do!!! A gesture that my family and I have taken so seriously that you became our mother.
Now you're gone! Where does this exit leave us mum? We will miss you're exemplary life, speeches, trainings, actions, counsels, prayers, and so much more. It's painful to let go mum. Who will serve me those nurishing fruits you serve when I come visiting in your home..? Oh mum!!! My family and I can only pray that the Lord comfort her family with the fortitude to bear this huge loss, and say..Adieu Mum. Rest in the bosom of our Lord, Till we meet to part no more!!!
Posted by Kennedy Onaiwu on May 20, 2020
Still miss you Ma .....So I can’t really call or come to your office or home .                        Most Nigerians had opportunity to be a blessing to their generation or next generation but greed had made them to derive joy at the expense of others but you Ma I have seen someone sold out to humanity service and you value humanity and had use your capacity to raise men and women within your sphere and outside .You have taught me that contentment is everlasting joy .Our first meeting and you said you want to eradicate illiteracy among women in your constituency at free cost even when that constituency has a councilor and house of rep but you did took up the mantle as a human capacity builder even as a pensioner.I respect your tenacity and your ability to leave a mark .The Africa women Society remember you for your selfless service to women ,the Christian remember you,the StemTutor remember you for your pioneer of literacy education for Adult in ETI-OSA local government

Rest well Ma and love from your son Kennedy

C.E.O
StemTutoring
Posted by Shadee Keturah on May 20, 2020
Though I never had the privilege to meet Dr. Arene, her lively spirit shines bright in all recordings. May mama's soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Marie Faustine on May 20, 2020
I can't find adequate words to say, DR.VIOLET ARENE has been an amazing person i ever met, it was only one year since i met her, we met In AWLc 2019 which took place in Rwanda.

Despite of my age she treated me as a friend, gave advices and encouraged me to be the person i dream to become. She was a woman who said what she meant and meant what she said, she was a woman who kept her word.

Her kind and humble heart brought me closer to her, she treated me as her very own daughter, the distance wasn't a matter, her love and care neutralised all the hinders and barriers and every time we talked it seemed like we were close.

I remember on 15th.may.2020 i texted her after alongtime without talking, and within few minutes she texted me back telling me that she has been sick but she is getting better, i didn't know it would go worse, and on 18th.may.2020 it's when i heard the bad news that she has passed away, to be honest i taught i was in dream,i was also sick at the moment but when i saw the news i don't know what happened i forgot about my pain and remembered all the promises i gave her.

Life ain't fair, but the Almight is fair and sovereign, am sad that she passed away without seeing who i am becoming after all the advises, gifts and blessings she declared upon me, but am glad That her Soul is kept with Christ's in heaven.

If any of her children or grandchildren can see this please i would like to meet you, am faustine i live in Rwanda.

I love you mum ❤
Rest in Peace
#foreverinmyheart
Posted by Ngwi Njikta on May 20, 2020
I never got the opportunity to meet you one on one but even before I joined this prestigious life changing organization last year I already read and heard powerful things about you, lovely testimonies from our platform around the world of the kind of mother and mentor that you were.
You are a great African Woman of Worth, your works and legacy lives on.
We will miss you Mama.
Posted by Jane Bishop on May 20, 2020
Lighting a candle from the US. I apologize for posting - but when I was logging in to the app - your memorial was the first I saw ... and my sis in law is from Kenya ... so I wondered if somehow you may be related ... and of course, in God, we are all brothers and sisters. Your Mum is so beautiful, I feel her energy radiating from heaven. God bless you all.
Posted by Ikem Benard on May 20, 2020
Words elude me but ill seize this chance. Mummy, If there is one thing i learnt while i was with you, its on being selfless. your passion for mentoring, tutoring, guiding, shaping women for leadership; you were a true definition of a mother. i miss your infectious smile expecially. my condolences to the extended family and friends. you will sorely be missed mummy. RIP.
Posted by Marie Erete on May 20, 2020
*Dr. Violet Arene, A Woman of Capacity*

It is a great honor to be able to pay tribute to this great woman of worth, a capacity builder, a philanthropist and a gentle woman. My first interaction with Dr Arene was in Atlanta where she warmly embraced me as a newcomer to AWLO.
I give great gratitude for the exemplary life she led and the life of faith that she portrayed. Her encouragement when any woman showed despondency by announcing that she truly admired your good qualities and attributes, would reaffirm her believe in your strength.

Even when she was hurting deeply, she would put it aside to console you. Her words of wisdom still rings in my ears,her lectures encouraging, stimulating and inspiring; her zest infectious.

Her capacity to value her self-worth and remind others of this was endless.

Dr. Arene was a true woman of capacity and her capacity was boundless.

Hers was a life well lived. A joy to behold and a woman universally loved.

We will miss you but live in the hope of meeting you again.

*Adieu Mummy and sleep on. *

*Obonganwan Barr Marie Erete
Queen Aruk II*
Posted by Ogadinma Ndubuka on May 20, 2020
I met mummy in 1999, and she showed me so much love. I'm comforted knowing that she has gone to be with JESUS. She was such a loving and caring person, a strong Christian and always willing to help and mentor. The nation and the world indeed has lost a special woman. My sincere condolences go to her family and loved ones.
Posted by Ebele The Flutist on May 20, 2020
What can I say? I just heard about this today........am shock really.......but not too shock, why? Because I know where you are. You are in a better place. You use all your ability, strength, energy to do the best you can. You were an encouragement to many......You were a voice of hope to womanhood.
Adieu mummy......we will meet again.

Ebele The Flutist (#NigForemostFemaleFlutist)
Posted by Johnette Iris on May 20, 2020
Sharing the stage with Dr Arene at the AWLO Gala in Kigali Rwanda in 2019 was an amazing experience and one I will cherish. I am sending my deepest condolences to her beloved family and friends and all of the community she honored with her wisdom.
Posted by Nanneh Kemte-Giadom on May 20, 2020
The great Mum Dr Arene...

I celebrate the life you led, filled with integrity and care for humanity.

You were a wonder woman and a fighter for the rights of women, an advocate to empower women and a light for guiding humanity.

You are worthy of every tribute given.

Every woman was your daughter and I often wondered how you pulled it off. I asked you once and you smiled in your characteristic manner and said quite simply that with love comes capacity. And truly you loved us.

I can only hope to be the kind of woman you were...and continue your work for humanity.

That would be the best tribute one can give to your legacy...to live a life of impact so worthy of celebrating.

Rest in peace great Mum Dr....

Your light shines on...

The Awlo community misses you

The League of ExtraOrdinary females miss you.
Posted by Shiwoh Yari on May 20, 2020
Like a candle in the wind you left the AWLO family . Mummy thanks for all your input to see the next generations of female leaders grow to higher heights. Forever in our hearts Great woman of worth. May our Good lord receive you in His heavenly kingdom . A DIEU Mummy .

Shiwoh Emilia Yari
AWLO Cameroon
Posted by Prince Ekpenyong on May 20, 2020
The candle you lite in me and everyone around you will for ever shine, you will be forever remembered, love you Mummy.
Posted by Tayo Iyiola on May 20, 2020
She was an amazing woman with a lot of achievements and successes. Sweet, strong and full of life. She raised successful children and was loved by many. She will be missed. Rest in heaven ma.

Tayo (Mabadeje) Iyiola
Posted by Ajoke Enebeli on May 20, 2020
MUMMY DEAREST
Hello Mummy, this is your daughter, Your "Dependable Joke" , " Joke Nwamm" your, mentee, your Special Assistant, Your baby, You called me beautiful, strong woman, achiever, your go-getter, hmmm! These were some of your choice adjectives, they were names to you but, piercing deep into my soul, they were motivating and encouraging to me ,still too, they described you vividly.
Mummy you walked the earth for 78 years , not mere years , I perceive them as solid and powerful, fruitful and impactful. You and I set sail on the AWLO boat same day and for me it was an amazing start .
You stirred lives aright, you led indeed, you mentored you challenged and you shook tables of leadership.
Mum, mum! Did you truly take this walk off the cliff without a whisper of hope? I tell myself, lo , she sleeps and will awake , I wish I could draw closer to part your eyelids peradventure you would pity us and come again to top the icing on the cake you put in the oven to bake.
The global young generation females even males were full of expectation for your ginger and push, with that v0oice of resounding echoes , palpable and loud enough to dare the toughest heart. What a game changer you were.
I looked out for you at every conference we attended together, cared about your meals, your sleeping and your awakening, I knew you needed me so I waited on you, I didn't want to hear you whin at the least.
Oh ! Mum, so this is it! This is your goodbye to women, young ladies and the Heforshe of the globe, so this is how far you could go. Your biological children are broken and completely put into confusion and overwhelmed. Dr Elisha and his family are in want of words to describe your motherly care, Ben de Genius, Ekemini, Nosa and the rest of the AWLO media crew would look for you for succor and support.
The AWLO Rivers Chapter women, patrons and Youths are sunken in their hearts as I write. My husband looked at me with pity and sympathy for what he deduced from my commitment to you.
I loved you so much and still do, you knew it so take it with you to heaven , I have asked God to put you in the best part of His kingdom, you served Him, you fed him and you clothed Him.
Rest mum, just rest, we will meet when we all finish our race like you did yours.

On behalf of myself , the AWLO Rivers chapter, the youths, patrons ,the good people of Rivers State and the government.
Adieu great Dr Violet Arene.

Ajoke Hephzibah Enebeli FSM
Rivers state
Nigeria
Posted by Sonsy Chimuanya on May 20, 2020
There are some Individuals that does not deserve death...Mama you are one of them... Death would have searched your heart first but it's an inevitable end.One thing is sure you left a legacy. But We can't question God for there is time for everything under the sun. May Almighty God in his infinite mercy grant your soul eternal rest according to your labour in his vain yard... I love you mama as My Late Husband Chinedu calls you... We are missing you already...Adieu till we meet to part no more
Posted by Princess Oyeronke Akinlol... on May 20, 2020
To the great Amazon called AMAZING WOMAN, may you rest in the bosom of the Almighty as you continue the journey to the great beyond. Rest in Peace as you sleep on Mama. AWLO NIGERIA
Posted by YVONNE MORDI on May 20, 2020
Big Mummy,
I am still in shock
The first time I met you was at the toastmasters training. Your smile, your warmth and motherly love was so touching. Your passion for young women is worthy of emulation. Thank you for giving my first TV spotlight in 2017 and other opportunities after.
You will be greatly missed.
Rest on Mummy
Posted by Maureen Omeibe on May 20, 2020
Words ellude me, am battling to understand what has happened.ARE YOU REALLY DEAD?

Mum,did you know that some chapters of people's lives will be closed with you exiting this World now?Are you aware that so many people have been on the line to hold meetings,seek advice,recieve counsel,share in your warmth,source academic materials,get your endorsements after this lockdown or simply check on you.?Are you aware that you were being so missed already by so many under this lockdown?

You are too much of a life for too many people and is going to be difficult for folds of people you have touched and touching their Lives to adapt to a life without you ....NOT NOW!!!

In my home sleep was not found since the news was broken. The boys you prayed for via a phone from the US after their surgery years back has been dead cold and around me with a sunk heart and prying gloomy eyes .Am confused and asking too many questions because you assured me you are all well just a couple of weeks ago.What about the G19 Faculty that you gave your all including your tears to birth ? What about the young Women around the world that have clustered around you with hunger for knowledge ?

Why now Mum? I can't hold.

But you said to me....I SAW THE I AM THAT I AM...I think I know exactly what that means and I deeply thank you for choosing me for that Message.

Your several years of matchless committment and Investment in Women's capacity building in Africa through the various plartforms you established is a loud testament of how selfless you are "My Distinguished African Woman of Worth".How previledged was I to have met you on this same assignment.

You have impacted Mankind and Led many to Christ!!!!

A Leader so strong yet so compassionate!!! A Leader so disciplined yet so considerate...A Leader of truth. I today once again acknowledge all your sacrifices,the tremendous contributions and excellent delivery on assignments as you worked with me as my immediate superior and the President of the African Women in Leadership Organisation.You are phenomenal and Yes you are a legacy!

Unto Death,Myself,Gabby and the Kids honour you for your uprightness and genuine Love.

I am devastated ,but I know angels recieved you GO WELL MY MOTHER!!! MENTOR !!!!! LEADER AND PARTNER IN CHRIST!


ADIEU CHIEF DR VIOLET ARENE!!!!!

Maureen Omeibe
E.D Degab Groups.
Dean of Cordinators AWLO.
Posted by Uzoamaka Okoli on May 20, 2020
Mummy Arene, so much to talk about, so much to gist with no one to share with. Oh death where is thy sting? It has not gotten any easier since i heard of your demise and i am still struggling to believe.

Nwanyi oma, you left a void that no one could fill, no matter how much they try. I miss you dearly.

You were a beautiful woman inside out and a wonderful mother, sister and friend to me. Your strength and agility literally light up any room you walk into with your smile and warmth.

The fact that you are no longer here will cause me pain but you will be forever in my heart until we meet again. Your life was love and labour, you lived for your family and others, you will always be remembered.

Although my heart is heavy, its full of love knowing that haven has gained one of its brightest stars.

Ezi nwanyi continue to rest in peace until we meet again.

Uzo OKOLI Engr.
Member AWLO.
Posted by Tolu Sholeye on May 20, 2020
Mummy Arene!!!!!
I got to know you in the 80s when Nki and I became friends. You were so beautiful and fashion trendy. You were so loving to me and always made me feel welcomed at any time in your home.
We thank God that you lived and not just for yourself and your family, but also for others.
The virtues you have poured into many lives will continue to build in generations to come.
You are missed so much and I thank God that I got to know you.
Posted by Olarotimi Smith on May 20, 2020
Mummy Arene

My encounter with you was an eye opener. I discussed my health issues with you and my fears but you prayed with me and said "Olarotimi, you will be fine, I wish you journey mercies"... You were the first person I called returning to Nigeria.

You will forever be missed. My condolences with the family and may the Almighty grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Rest in Peace Mummy Arene
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Posted by Americas Empowerment Inst... on May 27, 2020

A Tribute from Americas Empowerment Institute “AEMPIN” for
Dr. Violet Nwakaego Arene.

It is with great humility that we write this tribute to a dear friend, colleague and mentor. When we heard of the passing of Dr. Arene, we were beyond shock as our Executive Director had just spoken to her the day before. We are still in shock and at a loss for words.

We want to express our deepest sympathies to the family of Dr. Violet Arene who was the best colleague anyone could have asked for. Dr Arene was full of energy, ideas, talent, and knowledge. All of these she exhibited with compassion to all that she came across. We find ourselves extremely fortunate to have a chance to know her, to work with her and share some beautiful memories with her. It was truly an honor for us to have a colleague like Dr. Arene who was like family.

Dr. Arene was a much-valued partner and colleague of our AEMPIN. She contributed in no small way to the growth and development of AEMPIN by her continued support of our goals and objectives. She received our 2018 Global Empowerment Awards for empowering African women to reach their full potentials. She was also a local partner of AEMPIN in Nigeria.

To date, over 10 million women have been transformed and empowered by Dr. Arena’s capacity empowerment via Lydia Rock Consulting, AEMPIN-African Women Capacity Building Network (AWCBN), AWLO and several books she authored, including Amazing Women. For over 60 years, Dr. Arena championed the cause of gender equity, women rights and gave voice to women all over Africa. She was loved by women across Africa, where she authoritatively gave birth to a new women narrative. She was a lioness of humility and grace, woman of women and mother of mothers. Her women liberation work earned her “Mummy” from all.

We are surely going to miss her every day and AEMPIN will always wish that she could be here to guide and contribute richly towards our programs as usual.

Dr. Arene’s ministry for the gospel of Jesus Christ and her matchless voice changed the lives of millions. We mourn her passing but we know with absolute certainty that today she heard those words, “well done good and faithful servant.”

Dr. Arene, we love you and will place you in a special portion of our hearts now and forever more.

Atty. Cici Brown   * Nelson Ilodigwe, Ph.D     *  Prof. Wythel Price
President          Executive Director           Program Director
Posted by Americas Empowerment Inst... on May 27, 2020
A Tribute from Americas Empowerment Institute “AEMPIN” for Dr. Violet Nwakaego Arene.

It is with great humility that we write this tribute to a dear friend, colleague and mentor. When we heard of the passing of Dr. Arene, we were beyond shock as our Executive Director had just spoken to her the day before. We are still in shock and at a loss for words.

We want to express our deepest sympathies to the family of Dr. Violet Arene who was the best colleague anyone could have asked for. Dr Arene was full of energy, ideas, talent, and knowledge. All of these she exhibited with compassion to all that she came across. We find ourselves extremely fortunate to have a chance to know her, to work with her and share some beautiful memories with her. It was truly an honor for us to have a colleague like Dr. Arene who was like family.

Dr. Arene was a much-valued partner and colleague of our AEMPIN. She contributed in no small way to the growth and development of AEMPIN by her continued support of our goals and objectives.

She received our 2018 Global Empowerment Awards for empowering African women to reach their full potentials. She was also a local partner of AEMPIN in Nigeria. To date, over 10 million women have been transformed and empowered by Dr. Arena’s capacity empowerment via Lydia Rock Consulting, AEMPIN-African Women Capacity Building Network (AWCBN), AWLO and several books she authored, including Amazing Women.

For over 60 years, Dr. Arene championed the course of gender equity, women rights and gave voice to women all over Africa. She was loved by women across Africa, where she authoritatively gave birth to a new women narrative. She was a lioness, woman of women and mother of mothers. Her women liberation work earned her “Mummy” from all.

We are surely going to miss her every day and AEMPIN will always wish that she could be here to guide and contribute richly towards our programs as usual.

Dr. Arene’s ministry for the gospel of Jesus Christ and her matchless voice changed the lives of millions. We mourn her passing but we know with absolute certainty that today she heard those words, “well done good and faithful servant.”

Dr. Arene, we love you and will place you in a special portion of our hearts now and forever more.

Atty. Cici Brown (President)
Nelson Ilodigwe, Ph.D (Executive Director)
Prof. Wythel Price (Program Director)
Posted by Nma Osadebe on May 26, 2020
*An Amazing, Quintessential General in God’s Army has been called Home.*

I received the news of your home calling with sadness. Aunty Violet, Your passing marks the end of our relationship that has spanned decades. I remember our vibrant family fellowship in your apartment at 2nd Avenue Ikoyi which grew to become the New And Living Way Family Fellowship at your Home in Victoria Island. All the children looked forward to attending fellowship in "Aunty Arene’s” house.

You were a lover of people and to meet you was to admire you. Your broad, infectious smile and bubbly personality made welcome everyone who visited your home irrespective of their social status. I remember with nostalgia those Christmas parties we had in your premises with our Bar beach Boys; many of those boys who were lost came to embrace Christ and their self worth was restored. You had a large heart; you were a great encourager and counsellor par excellence.

I take solace in the knowledge that you now rest in the Lord’s bosom. My condolences go to your children - IK, Nkiru and Ifeoma who have lost a Gem.

Adieu Aunty Violet.

From Sis Nma Osadebe
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Dr Violet Arene A daughter of Zion.

Shared by Marcellina Iheanacho on May 20, 2020
Mummy Arene ,VioJesus, my mentor, my friend, my confidant, my counselor, my prayer partner for  34years. There are no words to describe the pain of your sudden and shocking demise. I never knew that the last time we saw in Houston in your Award Ceremony, was the last time I  would see you. 
You are not gone mummy because those of us who God gave the opportunity to be close to you for many years , will forever have all the cherished moments with you in our hearts.
Mummy Arene, a daughter of Zion, an amazing woman, an intellectual, seasoned broadcaster, excellent communicator, a goal getter, who inspire,d me and even my husband to run with our dreams we thank God for using you to impact our lives.
Adieu my Darling mummy.


Goodbye to A Woman of Worth - Dr. Violet Arene

Shared by Elisha Attai on May 19, 2020
My sweet mother,  my special GIFT from God, my teacher of compassion, love , and fearlessness. It breaks my heart that we spoke at length last week, we touched almost all areas that ended with your usual prayers and blessings for me and my family, but you mention leaving me this soon! I just lost the sweetest Woman on Earth. You remained a valued part of AWLO, who made tremendous contributions to the advancement of women's leadership, and will be missed.
Dear mummy Arene, the content and substance of your character will remain an abiding legacy to us whom you have left behind. I celebrate you, my Sweet Mother.
I want to Specially thank you for reminding us about the value in eternity. You have taught us that life itself is the punctuation of Time with high and low moments. This endless stream of existence you have swum to its very end, leaving behind valuable lessons in a life and a lifetime well lived. May your Sweet spirit REST IN PEACE. My condolences to your Children and family. 
Dr. Elisha Attai - Founder, AWLO
Shared by Ifeoma Arene on May 19, 2020
TRIBUTE TO OUR DEAR SISTER AND AUNTY DR MRS VIOLET ARENE nee EZEANATA.

A Great Inspirer, A Most Benevolent and Lively Heart and a Great Achiever. Tell me what you have set your mind on or goal that you have set and failed to achieve. Overtime, I have studied and learnt under you and have come to know that the biblical saying "with God all things are possible" is real.
 A few months ago you celebrated 78 years of age, full of life and vigor. You had so much to share with the younger generation, especially the women folk. Your words were/ are like diamond maintaining their sparkling and brilliant values.  You were not only a mentor to your children, but to women around you. You were universally a mother to so many people nurturing them to greatness/ stardom. 
    You were such a wonderful pillar of support to us ( Ezeanata's family) standing strongly behind your siblings. Whoever came around you was blessed with some prayers, words of advice and inspiration. What a benevolent heart. 
    I make bold to say that you were a rare gem, like a comet that shone through the sky.
We love you our Dear Sister and we miss you so dearly. We take solace in the fact that God loves you more and that you are a daughter of Zion. REST IN PERFECT PEACE IN JESUS NAME.

Signed 
Sir Dr Walter Ezeanata for the family.