My heartfelt condolence goes to the great Adichie family, who after given so much, and are still given more to this world, should be subjected to the uncompassionate blow of nature. For it seems so unjust that nature should take out the light that illuminates us all from it's source. Matt 7: 16-20 says that you will know a tree by its fruits. Even though this world did not give me the privilege to meet you in person it blessed me through your daughter Uche, who has been a boss, mentor, friend and role model to me.
I pray that all you left behind find consolation in the fact that you will live forever in glory with God Almighty and in the hearts of us all.
On behalf of my family, and the entire staff of Nemel Pharmaceuticals Ltd, I write to commiserate with you, your entire family, friends and well-wishers on the painful exit of your beloved mother, Mrs Grace Adichie(Electric Umuagbala).
While sharing in your grief, I urge you to be consoled by the achievements of your late mother as her achievements are the index for measuring an accomplished and fulfilled mother. I urge you to take solace in the fact that she lived a good life worthy of emulation.
Words of consolation alone may not be adequate at this difficult time, but we know that the Almighty GOD will give you, your family and the entire family of Adichie the comfort deserved and also grant you all the uncommon grace to bear such an irreparable loss.
May her gentle soul continue to rest in perfect peace Amen.
Accept my sincere condolences!
Prince Nnaemeka Ugwu.
An extraordinary lady who lived a very ordinary life: That is "Eletiriki umu agbala" for you.
She was my mom's contemporary but still related to me and my peers as individuals (not as children).
A dazzling smile, a most-current sense of fashion, a kind word for everyone, grace (pun intended) under all circumstances: These attributes I remember her for.
May God rest your soul, mkpulumma.
Mrs. Adichie was an accomplished wife and mother. May her children be consoled by the lives of her grandchildren.
TRIBUTE TO A GREAT COLLEAGUE, LATE MRS. GRACE IFEOMA ADICHIE
Sorrow fills our hearts this sad moment; a sorrow that is deep and heavy. Mrs. Grace Adichie has silently closed the door the door of life and had departed from us. We remember her smiles and motherly love and how she used to calm situations whenever there was an uproar during our regular board meetings.
We have known Mrs. Grace Adichie since we were inaugurated as members of the board of ASUBEB in 2019. She was really a strategic thinker; brilliant, innovative and creative and she contributed a lot to the development of ASUBEB. She was a good boss to the people in her charge, a devoted mother to her children, a good friend to many of us and a great colleague too.
The value of a person is seen in what they give and not in what they receive and Mrs. Grace Adichie was a woman who gave so much to her work. For this reason, as we say goodbye to her, we also celebrate a life well spent and invested. Hers was a life that exemplified brilliance, a life that inspired emulation and a life that gave everything so that the paths of others would be lit up.
The character of the life she lived might be summed up in a few words: sincere, honest, loyal. She had a beautiful smile that illuminated the atmosphere, her sense of humour was out of this world and her demeanor was gentle. She was always willing to share her ideas and information.
It is not the number of years in life that counts but rather the life in the years. Mrs. Grace Adichie lived. We will surely miss her a lot.
Board Members of ASUBEB
IFECHUKWU, OBUMNEME & CHIBUIKEM
Tribute to Our Dear Aunty/Big Mummy
Big mummy, your death came as a shock to all of us. Not so long ago we paid our final respects to Big daddy and now we are paying our final respects to you. I remember vividly when we visited you and daddy in Abba sometime in 2019 during Christmas, you weren’t around but when you received a call that your relatives were around, you left your CWO meeting just to make sure you saw us. Mummy was a mother to all who came across her. Saying goodbye is one of the saddest things to do but we know you’re in a better place resting in a bosom of the Almighty. Rest on mummy, till we meet to part no more.
Ifechukwu, Obumneme & chibuikem Odigwe
TRIBUTE TO A WONDERFUL MENTOR AND BELOVED MUMMY, LATE MRS. GRACE I. ADICHIE
It is my honour to speak today about a great women and mentor, Mummy, Grace Adichie. It’s not fair that she wasn’t able to live long enough to complete her tenure as ASUBEB, Board Member and it is not fair that I will be without her cool voice filled with polished grammar while addressing headteacher during schools monitoring.
“When I think of the word oral tradition, I think of Mummy because it was her watchword while we were monitoring the activities of teachers in the schools. She would request the headteacher to provide a copy of evidence that her complaint on one problem or the other were actually written and submitted to the appropriate quarters, not by oral tradition.
On that fateful Monday morning being 1st March 2021, I couldn’t believe you were gone because I vividly remembered you asked me on Friday to prepare and get everything ready by Monday that we would extend our monitoring to secondary schools (Junior Section) because you never lagged behind in handling matters.
The few years I spent with Mummy was packaged with bundle of experiences. I can say with admiration that at her age no one worked harder than Mummy, she was a seasoned administrator who knew every aspect of the office business.
I will remember you with all your special attributes because I was privileged to have worked with you.
Gone in some ways, but your presence ever near.
Good night my beloved.
Okoye Miriam (Mrs.)
Administrative Assistant to Late Mrs. Grace I. Adichie