Late Ven. Dr. Obinna David Chukwudinma Ibezim

Ven. Atulaegwu Chukwubuzo Dede.
Ven. Atulaegwu Chukwubuzo Dede.
PROFESSION:- CLERGY
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  • RELATIONSHIP: Colleague
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Posted On: July 20th , 2023
  • State of Origin: Imo
  • Address: Isiala Oparanadim in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA
TRIBUTE TO A WELL-BELOVED COLLEAGUE

An Igbo adage has this to say “There are many leaves in the bush and one is chosen known as”. Ven. Obinna Ibezim is like that to me. When Ven. Obinna and his wife came to Aba Diocese to serve under Archbishop Ugochukwu Ezuoke he indicated his deep interest to move along with me as a friend and brother. To prove his decision he asked of my skull cap for his collation as Archdeacon. You know what this could mean knowing quite well that he could get the best for himself even from abroad at all cost. This brought us together in a very special way. We had special respect for each other. We shared a common vision in the ministry. No wonder he ranks second to me in order of priestly seniority. Ven Obinna Ibezim has a lot to impact on anyone privileged to come across him. He is so open to dish out knowledge and experience to anyone at anytime. He loves and is loveable. He is a good teacher. He is eloquent with inspiring words and messages to retain and sustain his audience. He is brilliant and intelligent. He is a well-groomed Churchman. He loves the church of God with great passion. He loves the Divine ministry more than any other vocation. We shall miss him as a rear gem. Brother Obinna your memories shall never disappear. Your remembrance shall ever be.

Adieu gentleman to the core.

Adieu great man of God.

Adieu great Church builder.

Adieu our great Scholar.

Adieu Brother and Friend.

Ven. Atulaegwu Chukwubuzo Dede. 

Rev Canon Kelechi Ogbonna
Rev Canon Kelechi Ogbonna
PROFESSION:- CLERGY
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  • RELATIONSHIP: Uncle
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Posted On: July 20th , 2023
  • State of Origin: Imo
  • Address: Isiala Oparanadim in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA
TRIBUTE TO A RARE GEM

MY FATHER, MY FATHER, THE CHARIOTS OF ISRAEL AN THE HORSEMEN THEREOF!!!!!!!! Things has fallen apart, and the center cannot hold again. The mirror has broken, it cannot be gathered together again. A mighty tree has fallen, A rare gem is gone, A pillar has been uprooted. To think of myself or my wife penning down something to you and more so, a tribute by this me of the day is a hard pill to swallow. This is the most devastating and heart-breaking news of the century. We have been eagerly waiting for your return to no avail. The pain and shock is unbearable. I shouted blood of Jesus on hearing the news thinking that it was just an accident without realizing that my father, mentor; elder brother and my role model is gone. Where do I start from? It is difficult to understand the emptiness and loss we feel. Did heaven look on? My wife, children and entire family is heart broken. Daddy, you are one in a million, you were many things to many people, your kindness and fatherly love affected many and will continue to be evident even without your physical presence. In you we find a perfect roadmap and compass to a successful ministry. When Shakespeare said “when a great man dies, the earth and heaven roars”. It is an understatement as no amount of words, tributes, will be used to equate the deeds and good legacy you left behind. We recall with sweet reminisces our... VIEW FULL TRIBUTE

Onyinyechi Onyemaucheya
Onyinyechi Onyemaucheya
PROFESSION:- EMPLOYED
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  • RELATIONSHIP: In-law
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Posted On: July 20th , 2023
  • State of Origin: Imo
  • Address: Isiala Oparanadim in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA
A Tribute to my BELOVED BROTHER-IN-LAW

Death is an inevitable part of life that makes us question our purpose in life. Our Angel here on earth and now in Heaven, Dee Obii, Ven. Dr D.O.C Ibezim, you accomplished a lot spiritually, physically and professionally in such a short me to prove to us that you understood what your purpose on earth was. I take solace in knowing how well you lived and where you have gone to. Despite the pain and the unavoidable tears that drop knowing I will not see you again on earth, I still remember you with smiles because you were not one for tears. Right from the day you came to my family to marry my sister, you came like a Messiah in every aspect of our lives. You cared, you prayed, you encouraged, you nurtured, you helped, you loved..., and you seem to have a solution to every problem, with you no hope is lost, and there is always a way out. You touched so many lives with your peaceful, kind, caring and loving nature.

Ven Ibezim, you were truly a rare gem. Thank you for teaching us what it means to be a Chrisan, thank you for showing us how a Chrisan family and marriage should be. Thank you for all you did for my family and me, thank you for caring for Ebere and Ugoo for 2 years and they even forgot you were not their biological father. Last summer holiday, we were all together and you gave us exceptional... VIEW FULL TRIBUTE

Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba
Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba
PROFESSION:- EMPLOYED
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  • RELATIONSHIP: Family Friend
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Posted On: July 20th , 2023
  • State of Origin: Imo
  • Address: Isiala Oparanadim in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA
Ven. Dr. Obinna Ibezim. Knowingly passing on!

Air and earth we are.

Air be life, earth be body.

Life is soul and spirit.

Body is earth and dearth.

Death of dearth and earth.

Airs, all life, soul and spirit.

A dash, sprint, or marathon.

All life must match on.

All who are done, move on.  

You, I ,who, Next one.?

Knowingly the known know.

Obi, knew the known.

Though the me unknown.

He knew, readied, his own.

Eternity he often beamed.

Stirred oft so his soul.

Many a talent, dimmed. 

That eternity be sole.

So with muse dimples gone.

Prayers and counsel done.

Fret and fright be borne.

Or, family and friends adorn.

Then, with the rains refresh.

Our souls and spirit, afresh.

Yet soon to eternity haste.

So no Air or body waste.

Plough earth and its dearth.

Know to yield, Air and death. 

From Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba 


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Sir & Lady Sylvester Onyebuchi
Sir & Lady Sylvester Onyebuchi
PROFESSION:- EMPLOYED
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  • RELATIONSHIP: Friend
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Posted On: July 20th , 2023
  • State of Origin: Imo
  • Address: Isiala Oparanadim in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA
Tribute to my Priest and mentor Ven. Dr. Obinna Ibezim

In the afternoon of April, 14 2023 I received the most devastating call ever that you had an accident. My Priest, my confidant and friend, my mentor Ven. Dr. OBINNA DAVID CHUKWUDINMA IBEZIM who hugely shaped my view on life, marriage, business and many other things, has passed away. I’m yet to meet someone as equally impressive, smart and grounded as my mentor, you carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. Alegacy is etched into the minds of all that knew you and the stories they share about you shows you are a hero of priesthood "I hope that everyone, when such people cross their paths, never take people like my mentor for granted. I certainly never did, and never will. My family will miss you.

Sir & Lady Sylvester Onyebuchi


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Date of Birth

17th of December 1967.

State of Origin

Umuduruehie, Ezeoke Nsu.

LGA

Umuabazie, Umunwachukwu.

Date of Passing

14th of April 2023.

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BIOGRAPHY OF LATE VEN. DR. OBINNA DAVID CHUKWUDINMA IBEZIM

Ven. Dr. Obinna David Chukwudinma Ibezim was born into the family of late Sir Hezekiah and Lady Priscilla Ibezim of Umuabazie, Umunwachukwu in Umuduruehie, Ezeoke Nsu.

He was born on the 17th of December 1967, as the youngest of the male children of the family. He got married to his soulmate, Nneka Adaku Duru from Isiala Oparanadim in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA, Imo State on Saturday 16 th October, 1999 at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Umuahia with Rt. Rev. Ugochukwu Uwaoma Ezuoke (as he then was) as the celebrant of the service, while Rt. Rev. Alfred Nwaizuzu (Rtd.) was the preacher. Prior to their wedding, he gave his lovely wife the name "JEWEL" and it became her official name.

The marriage was by all standards blissful and honorable. They were blessed with three adorable children, Daniel, Michael and Prisca.