Adeline Ndoma-Egba, matriarch of the Ndoma-Egba family who passed away on December 31, 2017, barely nine days to her 92nd birthday, will be buried on April 7, 2018, the family in a written release has revealed.
The release signed by Rowland Ndoma-Egba, a Professor and head of the family shows that mourning house opens on April 2, 2018 at her home, Dr Bassey Ndoma-Egba Hills, Bokomo, Ikom at 7.00 am prompt. It will be followed by a night of tributes on April 5, 2018, at No. 1 Ndoma-Egba Crescent, off Parliamentary Road, Calabar Municipality from 6pm -8pm.
On April 6, 2018, vigil night will hold at her residence, Dr Bassey Ndoma-Egba Hills, Bokomo, Ikom- 6.30 pm till dawn while funeral service and interment is at the Memory Acre, ‘Ithaca’-Nkpanjen, Akparabong, Ikom, from 10 am, April 7, 2018. Memorial service will hold next day at the Presbyterian Church, Akparabong, Ikom.
Born on 8 January, 1926 to James and Elvira Wilson in St. Catherine’s Jamaica, The West Indies where she had her early education, she left for England to join her brothers, Brad and Aston on the death of her father. While in England she trained as a Nurse at the Lewisham School of Nursing (affiliated to Guys Hospital, London), University of London, London School of Tropical Medicine & Diseases and the North Middlesex Hospital, Upon qualifying, she worked at Kings College Hospital, London and the Bristol Royal Infirmary(where she did Theatre Technique also).
She got engaged to the late Hon. Justice Emmanuel Takon Ndoma-Egba (famously known as E.T) on her birthday in 1958 and they got married on December 16, 1960. She joined her husband in Nigeria in 1962 and worked at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (former General Hospital) Enugu, and Park Lane Hospital, Enugu as the first Theatre Matron. At the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War she was Matron at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Umuahia. She also worked with the International Red Cross at the Awomama Reference Hospital, Awomama. After the Civil War she was Matron at the General Hospital, Ogoja, Matron at Catholic Mission Hospital, Monaiya, Ogoja and Matron at the Holy Family Joint Hospital, Ikom from where she retired in 1985 into a quiet life of service to family, community, humanity and the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria where she had long been an Elder.
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