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MRS. MERCY N. OKOYE

ST. MARTHA’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 520 S. Lark Ellen Avenue, West Covina, CA 91791

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Dad & Mum on their wedding day Mama at the young age

Mama at the young age Uncle Mike & Mama when they were young

Mama at the young age


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Egonaya and Mama

Mama and Bishop

Mama during Church Thanksgiving

Mama and her friend Arukakwa


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Mama for Omugo at Umuahia at Queen’s House

Mama pretty looking at Comfort’s Wedding in 1981

Mama at St. Mark during Mothering Sunday

Mama looking so good during a wedding


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A Day of Blessing and Thanksgiving to Glorify Almighty God for Our Mommy’s Birthday. Our Beautiful, Gorgeous, Unique Special, Extraordinary and Wonderful Mom Mercy Okoye Okoloko-Okachie-Bomboy Akwuete Nne Umuagbala is 70 years. Akwuete is blessed with 9 children, 8 girls and 1 boy. God has also blessed her with 39 grandchildren and 3 great grand children. Her life has not being an easy one because she lost her sweet and handsome husband in 1987 in a car accident. But our God Almighty took charge and control to make sure that He is her source of strength, courage and energy to keep on going. Please help us celebrate and thank God Almighty for all her achievements. Josephine Agwuenu (for the Family)


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Congratulations on your 70th Birthday my Sweet Beautiful Queen. My Mom Mercy is a woman of impeccable substance, hard working and never get tired or complain about anything. She is always happy, cheerful and ready to help anyone at all time either by giving advice or by being there for you as a support or just listening to your problems. She has proved that faithfully since 2001 when my husband got sick, she has been helping in so many ways to make the situation better. She is the source of support and encouragement for me, and a shoulder to cry on if I ever feel like crying, and she has been here for both my children ( Ada and my husband. Sometimes I wonder where she gets her energy and strength from, then I remember that once you have Okoloko) Almighty God in your life everything is possible. My Mom has God in her life every second of the day and you can see from her action that she is very caring, giving understanding and she showers everybody with a big Blessing of kindness. Mom you are a very awesome unique loveable truthful Ada woman and I love you so much for that.(My friends sometimes ask me how did your Mom became this wonderful and caring to everyone. My reply is; she isOkoloko) Mom to everyone she meet regardless of whether she gave birth to you or not. I remember when we were young and I always ask her why she cook with a very big pot all the time, she told me that she likes to have enough food for every child in our village so they can come and eat whenever they are hungry. Now, I know what my Mom stand for and the reason for everyone to love her the way they do. Mommy keep it up, you are a big Blessing from God and Angel that God sent to us, I love you.

Josephine Obiageli Agwuenu JOSEPHINE OBIAGELI AGWUENU

Grandma, I thank you so much for everything you've taught me. I have been astounded by your resilience and commitment being the best person you can be every day. Little things such as watching you wake up every morning to do your exercises at the park (rain or shine) has given me the ambition to find my own commitment waking up every morning to run at least three miles. Also, observing how meticulous you were with cleaning every corner of the house, wiping down every table until it was spotless or even just fixing your bed neatly every morning gave me an appreciation for respecting everything I own. There is so much I've learned from you that if I took the time to write them down I'd be writing a book. The point is that you're truly amazing in every way grandma. You are kind, caring and special to all of us your grandchildren. You still seem to amaze me in everything you do and I thank you once again for being such inspiration to my life. I love you so much grandma for being a God sent to our family. Happy 70th Birthday. Ekene Agwuenu Grandma and Ekene


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I thank the Lord for all his mercy, peace and love towards you, Mama, you are indeed an epitome of mother hood. I thank God for your life and pray that his will keep and uphold you all the days of your life. You are a wise woman who has worked tirelessly to uphold a virtuous life, your kindness, generosity and handwork has won you favor before GOD. And that is the reason he has blessed you and will keep on blessing you with a wonderful life. Well done Nnemu nkwu once again I say Congratulations and happy birthday

Mrs. GOLD Comfort Enuka

(Second Daughter Mrs. Gold Comfort Enuka)

The beauty of life is living for yesterday, today and tomorrow, mama like a diamond you shine also like a fresh wine you taste and you embrace us with passion. Oh mama you had been a source of encouragement and blessing to all of us. I wish you many more years ahead. Happy Birthday Mama. Chisom Enuka

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Mama posing with her car

Oby, Dad & Mama

Grandson

Mama, Jo, Oby & Nkiru


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Congratulation Mama for being an amazing women and wonderful in so many ways, your ability and eagerness to be the best in everything you do and the way you have raised all of us to be what we are today is a big Glory to God. God has been with you throughout the good and bad time. His favor will never lack on you and his Blessing will always be with you all the time. I thank God for giving us such a strong, beautiful, hard working, Lovable, courageous, wise woman as our Mom. I am always please to stand beside you anytime to say that you are my Mom and I know that all my sidling feel the same way about you. May Almighty God continue to Bless and guide you in every way and give you health and strength to keep on going. We all love you Mommy, happy 70Th Birthday and I wish you many many more to come. Love Lady Queen Elizabeth Nweze

Mama and her only Son during his wedding, they are all looking very nice and beautiful, also her best friend Aruka.

Ngozi, Nkiru, Mama, Mama Ngozi, Sister Ifeoma and Josephine during Chudi’s wedding ceremony.

Mama, Josephine, Tina her Mom and Elochukwu during a Party in Los Angeles.


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Mama having good times Mama & Ngozi cutting cake

Nwankwo Okoye

Mama, Oby & Imma

Mama, Oby & Imma


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GOOD WILL MASSAGE TO MOST LOVABLE AND EXTRA SPECIAL MOTHER (MRS OKOYE MERCY NWUDE) FROM THE LAST PRINCESS (EGO OKOYE-- EGONNAYA) Mother is such a simple word, but to me there are many seldom hard for everything I am today, my mother’s love showed me the way. Congratulation mama is 70years; I appreciate and thank God for keeping her till date. Mother you are an epitome of beauty that have no comparison. I love you for enriching my life in so many ways; you set me straight and then set me free and that’s what the word mother mean to me because without you there will not be me. Your love, attention and guidance have made me who I am and without you I would be lost wondering aimlessly without direction or purpose nnem you showed me the way to serve, to accomplish and to preserve infect without you there will be an empty space I could never fill no matter how I tried instead because of you I have joy, contentment, satisfaction and peace.mom I have always love you and will always do. Nnem oma you are a wonderful mother so gentle yet so strong, the many ways you show you care always make me feel I belong, your patient when I’m foolish, you give guidance when I ask, you are the master of every task. You are dependable source of comfort my cushion when I fall, you help in time of trouble, you support me and I love you more than you know and you have my total respect. Amamadechanga, you are the best mom and am thankful for all the things you do, I’m glad my mom is extra special , I wonder sometimes how you find energy to do all things you did to be a teacher, a nurse and counselor to me when I was a kid. You are a chauffeur, cook and friend above all find time to be a playmate oh I can’t comprehend. I see now it was love that made you come whenever I call. Your inexhaustible love I thank you for it all. If I had a choice of mother mama you will be the one I will select.

Akwuete Umuagbala, Nne di oramma, Ochiliozua, Omeluora, Odiuko na mba, Ojemba enweilo, Otigbu asili, Ada Jesus. We are very proud to be associated with you and to celebrate you today. The lady of all season. May your days be cloudless and bring you happiness, joy, and peace each day of your years ahead. We all love you so dearly. Congratulations!!! Na ali na iya adaro. Meg (Ughanze Nine)


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THE INCOMPARABLE MOTHER FROM THE ONLY SON

(OBIORA OKOYE) I often contemplate my childhood mom, I am a father now and so I know hard work mixed together with fun, you learned that when you raise me long ago. I think of all the things you gave me sacrifice, devotion, love and tears, your heart, your mind, your energy and soul all these you spend on me throughout the years. Mama you love me as your only son and above all loves all my siblings with same never-failing love, you gave me straight and sweet security and then you did the hardest thing of all to make sure am happy with my siblings,. You let me separate and set me free. Every day I try my best to be a good father to my children like the good mother you were to me. Happy birthday the miracle and best mom Obiora’s family Mama and the Agwuenu family during Augustine’s Thanksgiving Celebration in 2005


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By Nnamdi Gwacham

As children, we can’t comprehend or fully grasp the meaning of a grandmother’s love. How wise she is, how much patience she has, or how much guidance she gives us by her example and by her caring ways.

Years go by before we know and understand the depth of her concern and the love in her protectiveness. But as we mature, we do finally understand and we can look back and see through older eyes and wiser hearts her unconditional love, devotion, and family loyalty. It’s these and many other things that make us realize how lucky we have been and how lucky we are to have this amazing woman – our grandma – as the centered root of strength and love in our life.

GRANDMA, YOU ARE THE BEST To Grand mama You are the best!!! Thank you so much for all that you have done for us. You have always been there for me. You helped my hair grow when I was in school. You always somehow have Ulo for me anytime I get the craving. Thank you for your wonderful cooking. Thank you for your encouragement in everything we do, in school, work or sports. With this I wish you the best 70th Birthday ever! Wishing you many more years ahead. Looking forward to the day that my children will get to meet you and witness your greatness mama. Keep that tenacity you have and your beautiful smile. Happy Birthday Mama! Love Always Adaobi


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Lady Queen Nweze and her boys. Pretty Lady posing again, Egonaya the baby.

Egonaya always posing and taking pictures. Akuadi and Egonaya posing for the camera.


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Aunty Kate, Mama, Uloma and Josephine

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Josephine posing for a picture

This ladies look like they are performing in a movie , don’t they look very nice and beautiful especially Mama and Aunty Kate. Mama look like she is just 40 years old. Ladies you are just too much.


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Mama holding Obi Izuakor during his naming ceremony in Houston Texas.

Mama after church service at St. Martha’s Church in West Covina looking beautiful.

Mama’s grand daughter

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Brigdet, Mama, Meg and Father Muoneke in Houston Texas during Obi's naming ceremony.

Mama and Josephine at a party in Los Angeles.


MRS. MERCY N. OKOYE Ify at the track meet throwing shoot put.

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Chiko, Ify and Friends.

Ify and Ngozi & Ifunanya having fun

Nnamdi and Ify at track meet. Ify and Ngozi always posing.

Ify, Ngozi posing for a picture


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Mama with her relative at Umudioka, during a Thanksgiving celebration in 2001.

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Dan, Austin, Oby, Josephine and Mama during the Thanksgiving celebration in 2005 for Austin.

Mama with her Children during her only son Obiora Okoye’s wedding in 1997.

Mama posing with her car Our Family during Bishop visit at St. Martha’s Church in West Covina.


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Mom and Josephine on mother’s day

Everyone so happy and cheerful .

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Ready for church on mother’s day

Mother’s day morning getting ready for church.


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Mama, Ego, Ifeoma & Josephine Mama and Ifeoma posing

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Mama, Chiko and Ego posing Mama dancing and having fun


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A day of tribute to armed forces who died serving our country Father's Day (3rd Sunday in June - USA; June 19, 2011) Holiday celebrating fatherhood and honoring fathers. Independence Day (July 4 - USA) US national holiday celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Patriot Day (September 11 - USA) US holiday marking the anniversary of the 9/11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November - USA; November 24, 2011) A US national holiday celebrating a day of thanksgiving to God for the autumn harvest as first observed by the early pilgrims. Advent (November 27 - December 24; Begin November 27, 2011) A four-week period of spiritual preparation for the coming of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Christmas Day (December 25) A day to mark and celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

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Nkechi looking so beautiful

Chief Abaco and Mrs Gold Enuka looking so good

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Mama and her grandsons posing at home.

Ifeyinwa looking so pretty


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Obi the only Son with his wife during Ngozi’s wedding ceremony last year at Enugu.

Mama looking beautiful at a party

Mama and Josephine after Church service

Mama’s grand daughter ngozi and her children


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Mama and Ngozi at the store

Mama’s grand son- Ifeanyi

Mama, Ngozi and Josephine during Ngozi’s prom

Mama and her grandchildren in 2001 after a Thanksgiving celebration at the family house.


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Mama and her friend Arunne

Mama and Helina

Family and friends at Ngozi’s graduation in 2011.

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Ngozi, Mama and Ifunaya.

Sir. Omekaodinma and Lady Ifenyinwa. Nkiru, Mama, Ngozi and Josephine.

Nkiru, Mama, Ngozi and Josephine

Mama and the children having fun as always.

Mama & Ngozzi

Mama and Ngozi

Mama and us dancing during Ngozi’s prom.

Mama and Ngozi during prom.


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Mama, Ekene and Helina at the graduation

Mama dancing at a party

Mama, Ngozi posing as always

Josephine, Mama and Nkiru posing


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Mama and Ekene

Mama, Josephine, Ify and Ngozi

Mama and Adobi

Mama looking very sexy, beautiful in American way with her sunshade and hat.

Mama and Ngozi

Mama’s grandson


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Chief & Mrs. Chike Amaobi

Mr. and Mrs. Ifeanyi Umeba

Obi the only Son with his wife during Ngozi’s wedding ceremony last year at Enugu.

Mama praying during the ceremony at our house.

Chief Abaco Enuka and Family.

Our family during the confirmation ceremony of Ifeoma and Nonso at the Church in West Covina.


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The grandsons, all looking handsome like dear grand daddy

Mama and her American grand children after church service in West Covina

Mama, Comfort, Nkiru, Queen, Josephine and Nkechi with little Ekene and little Adaobi in 1988 Mama and Mr. Tony Ikebudu during Austin thanksgiving ceremony in 2005. Nkechi and Akuadi during Ngozi's wedding ceremony at Enugu in 2010.

Mama and her friends.


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MRS. MERCY N. OKOYE Mr. Obi Okoloko and Chi-chi Okoye posing in their living room.

Mr. Larry and Ngozi and their children posing for the camera.


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Obi’s two boys posing for the camera.

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Obi’s two boys posing for the camera

Sir IK Nweze and lady Queen Nweze and their family posing for the camera in their living room Sir. IK Nweze and Queen Nweze and their Family posing for the camera in their living room.


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Ifunanya posing, she is so pretty

Nnamdi is so handson and ready to dance

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Chiko is always posing and having fun.

Mr. Gwacham and Family, all smiling.


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Mr. Gwacham and his sons, Nnamdi and Obum. Mama posing as usual and having fun.

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Nnamdi, Obum and Nkiru posing.

Mama smiling and enjoying, she loves it.


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Chi-Chi, Levi, Josephine and Augustine in 2005.

Meg, Matt, Josephine and Augustine during thanksgiving Party For his recovery in 2005.

Mama and Nkiru posing in a party at Los Angeles.

Mama;s grand daughter


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Mama, Josephine and her 2 daughters, Ifeoma and Ngozi at an occasion in Los Angeles.

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Mama, Queen and Ngozi during her traditional marriage in 2001.

Mama, her family and some inlaws

The ladies in their ashebi fashion, all looking gorgeous


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Josephine, Mama, Helen, Antonia and Imma posing at an occasion in Los Angeles.

Mama, Nkiru, Bishop and Josephine after Church service at St. Martha's Episcopal Church.

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Mama’s Grandsons.


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Ify, Mama and Ngozi

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Mama looking so gorgeous

All the girls in our Family after our Daddy’s one year memorial ceremony in 1988.


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Mama’s grand daughter

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The family and mama enjoying the Christmas show at New Port Beach

Mama, Ifeoma, Nonso and Ngozi at Church after service

Mama’s grandson


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Mama and her grandson at New Port Beach

Mama and her children during Christmas at home.

Mama and her walk out friends, enjoying their outing in a restaurant.


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