Services

Visitation One

Sat. Jul. 27, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beresford Funeral Service

13501 Alief Clodine Road
Houston , TX 77082.

Funeral Service

Sat. Jul. 27, 2019
12:00 pm

Beresford Funeral Service

13501 Alief Clodine Road
Houston , TX 77082.

Graveside Service

Sat. Jul. 27, 2019
1:45 pm

Carmen Nelson Bostick Historic Cemetery

12317 Holderrieth Rd
Tomball , TX 77375.
Sat. Jul. 27, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beresford Funeral Service
13501 Alief Clodine Road
Houston , TX 77082.
Sat. Jul. 27, 2019
12:00 pm
Beresford Funeral Service
13501 Alief Clodine Road
Houston , TX 77082.
Sat. Jul. 27, 2019
1:45 pm
Carmen Nelson Bostick Historic Cemetery
12317 Holderrieth Rd
Tomball , TX 77375.
In Memory of
Esther Adaeze Nwocha
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Esther Adaeze Nwocha was born in Nigeria on May 14, 1941, and passed away in Katy, Texas on July 17, 2019. She was born to Patrick and Mary Ojeli. She had the following siblings David Ojeli, Augustan Ojeli, Victoria Ojeli, Catherine Ojeli, Alloy Ojeli, Comfort Ojeli, Onyema Ojeli, and Tina Ojeli. 

She is survived by her siblings David, Catherine, Alloy, Comfort, Onyema and Tina Ojeli; her children Mrs. Florence Nneka Aigbe (daughter), Ms. Ngozi Anita Okeke (daughter), Charles Onochie Okeke (son), Mrs. Francisca Uchenna Okani (daughter), Adderly Onyekwelu Nwocha (son), Franklin Onyeka Nwocha (son), and Chuka Nwocha (son); and her grandchildren Enkay Iguh, Benjamin Aigbe, Francis Onyebuchi, Andrew Onyebuchi, Christina Onyebuchi, Udoka Okeke, Hadera Okeke, and Amara Okeke, Frances Chi-Chi Okani, Anthony Okani, Mary Joe Okani, Chiamaka Okani, Blessing Nwocha, Uche Nwocha and Praise Nwocha.

She started her career with coca-cola, Nigerian brewery and ice cream distributions; and bakery called Adaeze Bread. Following her business career, she led the Odekpe Better Life for Rural Women Organization from 1986 to 1989, which is an NGO that sought to empower women in rural areas of Nigeria. She single-handedly got a grant from the Nigerian government to acquire garri processing machines for women in her community. In her later years, she earned a Pastor Leadership degree and was a children's Sunday school teacher, because her heart was to serve the Lord through evangelism. She was involved in taking care of children in her church and became a grandmother to many more children than she had biologically.

A visitation will be held on Saturday July 27, 2019, from 10 AM to 12 PM with the funeral service beginning at Noon. A graveside service will follow at Carmen Nelson Bostick Cemetery in Tomball, Texas.
 

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Tributes

Message from
Ngozichukwuka
Mon, 07/22/2019

Grandma thank you for loving my children and for been their to help me raise them when I needed help so much.
May your soul Rest In Peace .

Message from
Love, Francis (JR)
Mon, 07/22/2019

Dear Grandma,
Thank you for helping to raise us when I was younger. There are so many memories that I have of your presence. I remember your gardening, your cooking, reading the bible and praying, listening to message tapes, watching game shows like Price is Right, taking us to the library, and joking around with us. I remember everyone wanted to sleep on your bed, because it was comforting and warm. Also you were a grandma to every other child I can think of. So many kids called you grandma. I will remember your jovial spirit and your teaching heart. You were excited to teach us many things and you emphasized learning. You will forever remain in my memories and every time I eat a meat pie I will think of you, until we are reunited in heaven.

May your soul rest in peace with our Heavenly Father our Lord.

Message from
Love, Christina
Mon, 07/22/2019

Grandma,

Thank you for showing so much love to me during my childhood. Thank you for taking me to the library, teaching me to read, cooking for me, caring for me, loving me, and providing for me. You always made sure we were well educated, well fed, and well loved. Despite my sadness, I will remember the good times we shared. Rest In Peace until we meet again.

Message from
Love Onochie
Mon, 07/22/2019

Mom I love you and you will always be my assy as your little baby boy I was unable to pronounce your name Esther , thanks for your advice that I should read everything I can find. Mom you lived life on your terms and you exited on your terms. You loved and serve God with all your heart, I will miss our loving fight of trying to tell each other what we both think is best for us. You never let anyone dictate to you what to do and I love that and will miss you. Love you Essy (Esther) love you mom.

Message from
I I O
Tue, 07/23/2019

I have realized that life is just a journey we all must make to transcend. I have met with people with beautiful soul including my late biological father, mother, Sister , brother and a few others including Aunty ESTHER Nwocha. I remember vividly how she would share her religious beliefs and spiritual wellbeing with my own mother each time they met as they were so prayerful and loved God so much. Dear Aunty ESTHER, I pray you remain with the Lord God Almighty whom you lived your life worshiping and may we celebrate your Godly life you left behind for us all to emulate. Rest in perfect peace.......Ifeacho Isaac Okeke.

Message from Tue, 07/23/2019

"Hold the fort," My comrade, my mother, my friend and my kingdom family. Indeed, you made it. Good bye Evangelist Esther, love from your daughter uche.

Message from
VALENTINE OKEKE
Tue, 07/23/2019

Beloved Aunty Esther Adaeze Nwocha, the ageless Queen, a mother of all, and indeed a mother of inestimable value.
I received sour news of your journey to Heavenly Paradise with extreme shock.
As a devoted christian, you are never ever dead. Rather, your gentle soul lives as you are now with God almighty in Heaven.
We your numerous loved ones, and by extension, the whole world have painfully lost a pleasantly wonderful, great christian soul in person of Aunty Esther Adaeze Nwocha.
However, who are we to question almighty God?. Instead, we take absolute consolation in the indisputable fact that you Aunty Esther lived a fulfilled and total positive christian life.
Aunty Esther, rejoice and enjoy in God Heavenly Paradise where no troubles nor sorrows reside .
GOOD BYE !!!, GOOD BYE !!!, GOOD BYE !!!, Aunty Esther Adaeze, the golden daughter of omnipotent God.

Message from
maureen
Tue, 07/23/2019

Aunty dear
It's been like ages that we saw but I still remember the sweet smile of a woman so good at heart. How can I forget your pretty face? You affected a lot of lives positively. Thanks for being the mother of my favourite cousin (Onochie.) As you go to be with your creator, may the good Lord grant your soul eternal rest, AMEN.

Adieu Aunty

Message from
Mrs E.E Okeke
Tue, 07/23/2019

A tribute to my friend and namesake. - We met and associated for a short time but it was long enough to see all the goodness in you. It is true that you are gone but you have left wonderful children that will testify to your efforts in this life. I promise to continue from where you stopped to play the motherly role as much as I can. Adieu my friend and namesake. May your kind and gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

Message from Tue, 07/23/2019

Onochie's 'Essy', you were a good mother. You found Christ, and the rest is history! RIP

Message from
Julie
Tue, 07/23/2019

Onii's 'Essy', You were a good mother. You found Christ, and the rest is history. RIP.

Message from
Tete Uzowulu
Tue, 07/23/2019

GOD IS THE BEGINNING & THE END OF EVERY MORTAL SOUL...HE OWNS LIFE& DEATH; AND EVERY MORTAL ANSWERS & OBEYS AS THE ALMIGHTY FATHER COMMANDS:.AS YOUR DUTY IN THIS MORTAL WORLD AS A MOTHER, ETC ENDS; AS THIS NEW & ETERNAL LIFE BEGINS,MAY YOUR SOUL FIND REST IN THE ALMIGHTY FATHER, THE BEGINNING & THE END OF EVERY EXISTENCE.
RIP, ESTHER.

Message from
Mrs. Mgbugo A Okeke
Tue, 07/23/2019

TRIBUTE TO A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE .

Esther, your death breaks my heart because we didn't get to say good bye .

Back then , you were like a sister to me . I always admired your energy and kindness.

Am still overwhelmed with tears remembering those times we had together.

I wish we were together forever but I can't question God.

I pray that God be with you and his crown of glory be your portion.

Rest in peace untill we meet again

Message from Wed, 07/24/2019

igeria.
July 23rd, 2019

Tribute To The Memory Of Esther-The Amazon

We call her “Mama Onochie”. She was a convivial, rather reserved but very friendly, elegant, pretty, tall lady; always beaming her signatory smiles on all around her.
I am personally deeply pained by her final bow at this time she should be enjoying the company and care of her adult children and grand children.
May her soul rest in the Eternal bliss of the Lords abode, Amen.

Nze Nnamdi Okeke
(Patriarch of the Okeke

Message from
Ego
Wed, 07/24/2019

Dear aunty Esther you have been a great aunt to me. I fondly remember the times I came for holidays in your house at Enugu, the comfort and love I enjoyed are very memorable. The books given to me to read had significant impact on my education. May God grant you eternal rest in Jesus name amen. I miss you but God knows the best. Rest in his bossom.

Message from
Love Chichi
Wed, 07/24/2019

I take this time to remember, cherish and honor the feelings and memories of my Grandma. Thank you for all the love, laughter and learning we shared together. You are appreciated and will be missed... Rest In Peace

Message from
Emeodi Anthony Okeke
Wed, 07/24/2019

Dear Aunty Esther, while alive , you served God and humanity . You were an epitome of boldness and exceptional courage.
Death, the last enemy of man has struck again, leaving behind it , tears, sorrows and pains but i have solace in the fact that you died so you may be honoured in heaven..

Sleep on a great servant of the most high God.

Message from
Enkay Iguh
Wed, 07/24/2019

Growing up, everyone always said that I looked just like Grandma. In typical childish fashion, I frowned. But in my heart I was happy for the comparison, because I knew that her face belonged to the family, and it made me feel good to be tied so undisputedly to the family. Her face is my mother’s face, and my face, and one day it might be passed on to my own daughter. That’s a powerful legacy that, to me, is an honor, an anchor. When I think of Esther Nwaocha, I think first of her brilliant smile. I think of her as tall, stately, and healthy. I think of someone who loved her grandchildren equally. Grandma was not a perfect woman, but no one can say that in her own capacity, she didn’t care for her grandchildren. From her, we all learned so much. She taught the youngest among us how to read and write, fostered a love of books and stories through daily trips to the public library, imbedded in us an appreciation for the natural world through her superior gardening abilities, and oversaw us at the kitchen table where we made arts and crafts, cooked and baked. To say that I feel regret at how Grandma passed would be an understatement. Life has taken us all far away from those idyllic childhood memories. I admit that I long hoped to reunite with Grandma and ask her directly the things I’ve always wanted to know about her. Fear and inability kept me from returning to her. It’s too late now and as incomplete as they are, my memories of her will have to suffice. Though she is gone, she will always live on in these cherished memories. She will always be the same beautiful woman, teacher, caretaker, and matriarch. Thank you, Grandma.

Esther Nwocha

Esther Nwocha

Message from
Love, Andy
Thu, 07/25/2019

Grandma, you are the first person that called me Andy. I remember how you used to wait outside the front of the house so that I can play basketball and you stayed there to make sure I was safe.
Your love for me and my siblings will forever stay in my memories. You thought us so much and I will miss you forever.

Message from
Nk
Thu, 07/25/2019

Tribute to my Anuty Esther
We can't believe it, but it has turned out to be true. You left us in a terrible shock with a deep vacuum too difficult to fill. We have accepted his perfect will because he knows everything. We can't question God.. May God grant her eternal rest in his blossom... Amen Adieu Anuty
From Mrs Nkechi Osakwe

Message from
With Love, Adderly
Thu, 07/25/2019

Mom. Enough pictures of your!
But still, my mind misses you a lot

Message from
Mrs Uju Ononuju (Niece)
Thu, 07/25/2019

Tribute to My Dear Aunty
Growing up I had a paternal Aunty that was very close to us, that Aunty is no other than Aunty Esther as we all called you. We always look forward to our big Aunty’s visit if not for any other thing am sure for the fact that we know her visit comes with lots of goodies 😀. You are one person that I will forever miss, I will always remember all your words of wisdom, advice and encouragement that contributed in making me the woman I am today. Uju mama is your name for me, with tears 😭 I received the news of your death but I take solace in knowing that you have gone to be with your maker. You will surely be missed in the family Aunty, to my cousins I pray that you be strong and may God give us all the fortitude to bear this loss amen. Rest In Peace dear aunty till we meet on the last day.

Message from Thu, 07/25/2019

Auntie, I remember the last time that I saw you while attending your beautiful garden at Ngozi’s residence. Your soft-spoken voice still lingers in the air after you asked after my siblings and my mother. I will miss you however, the Bible says that we should not be wailing and crying for we have hope in Jesus who sits at the right hand of God Almighty. May your gentle soul rest in peace until we meet again in heaven

Message from Thu, 07/25/2019

Tribute to my dear aunty Esther, Hmmmm! What else can we say if not to give God thanks for everything as we are commanded. The news came to me as a big shock but we have surrendered to the will of your maker that loves you the most. I will miss you but rest in the bossom of the Lord till we meet to part no more

Message from
Amechi Ojeli
Fri, 07/26/2019

A TRIBUTE TO MY LOVELY AUNT,A WONDERFUL WOMAN.
AS I LOOK BACK OVER TIME, I FIND MYSELF WONDERING IF I THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR US,FOR ALL THE TIME YOU WERE BY OUR SIDES,THE LOVE YOU SHOWED TO US,THE SACRIFICE YOU MADE TO LET US HAVE THE VERY BEST,THE SMILES EVERYTIME YOU SEES OUR FACE.YOU HAVE LEFT A VOID NO ONE CAN FILL.THEY ARE NOT MANY IN THE WORLD LIKE YOU,EVEN IN DEATH YOU ARE STILL LOVED AND FOREVER WILL BE. YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF SO MANY WHO OWE YOU A LIFETIME OF GRATITUDE. YOU WERE AND STILL AN INSPIRATION TO ALL.GOD HAS YOU IN HIS KEEPING,I HAVE YOU IN MY HEART .REST IN PEACE.

Message from
Nneka
Fri, 07/26/2019

I am glad you found your love for God early in life and you served Him with all your heart. This gladdens my spirit because we will meet again in the bosoom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Your leadership qualities, courage and flair for positive results can not be over emphasized. Your contribution to get the Anglican Church for your community is a legacy to be remembered. We will all miss you. Goodbye Essy as you were fondly called by your father. I will miss you mum

Message from
Chinelo Okeke
Fri, 08/02/2019

Adieu mom Esther, it's well with your soul, May you also find eternal rest in the bosom of our LORD JESUS CHRIST....Amen