A Matriarch Of The Ndoma-Egbas Passes On

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Late Mrs Adeline Ndoma-Egba (nee Wilson)

By; VITALIS UGOH, Calabar

The Egba Eta, Egagum, Atim Okpung and kindred families, announce the transition of elder (Mrs) Adeline Ndoma-Egba (nee Wilson).

She was born on January 8th, 1926 and passed on December 30th, 2017.

Late Adeline who until her demise was “the matriarch of the Ndoma-Egbas and our mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

A statement signed by prof. Rowland Ndoma-Egba, the “Minen Iyamba Ndoe 11” on behalf of the families, described her as “a most remarkable lady with an infinite capacity for love, service and sacrifice”.

According to him, “Adeline went to James and Elvira Wilson in St. Catherine’s Jamaica, the West Indines where she had her early education”.

Thereafter, late Adeline left for England to join her brothers Brad and Aston on the death of her father, adding “while in England she trained as a nurse at the Lewisham School of Nursing(affiliated to Guys Hospital, London”.

Upon graduating, he added, “she worked at Kings College Hospital, London and the Bristol Royal Infirmary where she did Theatre Technique also”.

Late Adeline got engaged to our patriarch, father, grandfather and great grand father, Hon. Justice Emmanuel Taken Ndoma-Egba “alias” E.T. the statement added”.

She had amongst other worked at the university of Nigeria teaching hospital, Queen Elizabeth hospital, Umuahia, International Red Cross at the Awomama Reference hospital and the General hospital, Ogoja as well as at the Catholic Mission Hospital, Monaiya, Ogoja.

She retired as a Matron at the Holy Family Joint Hospital, Ikom in 1985 where she offered quiet life service to family, community, humanity and the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria as an Elder.

She is survived by the chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), a former Senate leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, grand children and great grand children.

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