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The Home Going of a Great Man!

Today, May 28th 2011, a great man who was not only loved by the masses but by anyone and everyone who had the previlage to meet him. He maybe gone physically, but in our hearts the fun memories we have of him will live on.

That man is called Edie Felix Nkwelle

We understand that those who could not be physically present to give him their most desired farewell, photos are the only way you could share in this celebration. After already receiving multiple calls requesting to view photos of this monumental Home Going of this exceptional man, I wish to plead that you be patient till the family has had the chance to view and approve the release of the entire gallery. Until then, please continue to pray for the Nkwelle family that the good Lord will give them the strength to shoulder this unberable loss. Unbehalf of the family, I wish to extend sincere appreciation to all who came to witness Pa Nkwelle take his last journey to were he now rest with the Lord.

My heart still bleeds for my uncle whom I had to let go to his final resting place. I remember when he told me that my photos looked horrible when I just began photography; and that I needed to improve and fast. What a positive re-enforcement! Taking it as a challenge, I went all out to make sure I could meet his expectations and trust me he knew what quality feels and looks like.  And sure I did because after the 20th Aniversary BACDA convention in DC, he called me up minutes after the photos where released just to tell me how good I have become and how proud he was of my work. That for me was the ultimate validation. Like he was preparing me to be his photographer for that day when he would be gone, there was no better way of me paying him my last tribute than to beautifully document his home going. I miss him so bad that I had to remind myself every so often that I needed to get the next picture. Though difficult, I knew thats how he would have wanted me to bid him farewell.

As you view these few photos, I also ask that you turn up your volume for the last song that was sang as Aunty Maru dear husband’s remains was being processed out of the Mt. Ephraim Chapel. As solemn and powerful as this song by William McDowell is, it conveyed just the right message ” my life is not my own, to you I belong, I give myself away…”

Pa Nkwelle last words before the Lord called him “ I have a covenant with Jesus

“It’s Well”

~ IT IS WELL ~

She stood by him till the last breath ~ WE CAN NOT THANK YOU ENOUGH Aunty Maru!

Uncle, though your untimely departure has left us weak and unable to carry our own weight, your beautiful spirit still leaves:)in our hearts.

~ A SOLEMN FAREWELL ~

We rejoice and dance in celebration of your Home Going for we know you are in the Lord’s place looking down on us with much admiration and happiness.

Playing for Daddy one last time!

The poem delivered by this brother was one of the greatest highlights of this great day. It moved the entire church and one could feel the Angels coming in from Heaven to take home Pa Nkwelle.

His political friends were present to bid him farewell – Mr. Jackson with teary eyes speaks of his friend with profound emotions.

A special tribute song ~ her voice filled the Chapel with such grace befitting for a man whose short time with us left so much postive impact.

HIS BEST FRIEND ~ the pain of letting go but still holding strong!

As his best friend eulogised him, we all became aware that Pa Nkwelle had come to his dream in Buea (Cameroon) complaining that all he had left was $2000 to care for his family. Inherently bestowing his friend as the care taker of the family he now leaves behind, Pa Mbide assured his best friend that he should not worry because his family will be in good hands under his care.

Mr. Manga Ekiti makes a last physical connection with his brother and friend as his casket is led through the ailes of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church.

We maybe hurting in our hearts, but we rejoice now for we know he had a covenant with Christ and is now in His presence.

On the backdrop of a rain that had threatened just an hour before, the Lord gave our husband a beautiful sunny and blue sky day just as he arrived his final resting place.


Jeanne Delva-PierreMay 30, 2011 - 2:52 pm

My condolences to the family…may he R.I.P…Love this song “I give myself away so you ‘LORD’ can use me.”

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