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Ugo O. Nweke

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Ugo Nweke was born in Lagos, Nigeria on October 17, 1957 to Chief Simon (Nzeamalu) and Mrs Catherine Nwosu. Ugo was the 5th of 9 Siblings.



Ugo had her elementary school education in Lagos and her secondary education at Maria Regina Girls Secondary School Nnewi, Anambra state where she graduated in 1976. After graduation, she proceeded to have her University education at The University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria, where she earned a BS. in Microbiology. After her graduation, she did her National Youth Service Corp. in Jos, Nigeria.

Ugo Nweke was born in Lagos, Nigeria on October 17, 1957 to Chief Simon (Nzeamalu) and Mrs Catherine Nwosu. Ugo was the 5th of 9 Siblings.



Ugo had her elementary school education in Lagos and her secondary education at Maria Regina Girls Secondary School Nnewi, Anambra state where she graduated in 1976. After graduation, she proceeded to have her University education at The University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria, where she earned a BS. in Microbiology. After her graduation, she did her National Youth Service Corp. in Jos, Nigeria.



In 1984, she met her husband Chief Vincent “Sabi” Nweke and they were married the same year. In 1985, Ugo proceeded to the United States to join her husband and she lived in Houston area with her husband, where they had and raised their family.



In 1986, she had her first child, Afam Nweke. She also had Nkemdilim, Che-chey, and Chidera in subsequent years. After the birth of her last baby in 1993, she proceeded to study nursing at Texas Woman’s University where she graduated in 1996 with a BS degree and an RN License in Nursing.



After graduation, Ugo proceeded to work at MD Anderson Cancer hospital for 5 years before she left to work for Intracare Hospital Houston. She later left Intracare Hospital for Richmond State School where she was employed as a Nurse Educator. In 2015, she left the state school for DADS where she was until she was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in October 2016.



Ugo was a Eucharist Minister at Holy Family Catholic Church, Missouri City, Texas; National Vice President of Anambra State Association (ASA) Women, USA, from 2010 to current; President of Anambra State Association (ASA) Women Houston Branch, from 2009 to current and member of St. Anthony’s Igbo Catholic Community, Houston.



Ugo was a beautiful, clean, decent and thorough person, she was extremely friendly, kind and passionate about her work. She was an outstanding wife, mother and above all a fun loving person.



Ugo will be missed by all those who knew her at work, church, many organizations she was part of and all those she touched by raising money for Cancer. Ugo will be missed by her brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, brother in-laws, sister in-laws and all her friends throughout the globe. More importantly, Ugo will be badly missed by her husband, Chief Sabi Nweke and her children, Afam, Nkem, Che-Chey and Odera.



REST IN PEACE MOM!!!





A TRIBUTE TO MY WIFE



UGO “NGALAKWESILI” NWEKE



1957 – 2017





May I use this tribute to thank Almighty God our creator for bringing Ugo my dearest wife to this world through her very believed and wonderful parents, late Chief “Nzeamalu” Simon and late Mrs. Catharine “Acho-Acho” Nwosu.



I also want to thank God who has given me the opportunity to have known and be married to this bright wonderful woman whose beauty and elegance only told a part of who she really was. I will further thank God and our Lord Jesus for our 33 years of glorious marriage before she went to sleep with the Lord. Ugo is with our Lord because of who she was and because of her Christian faith which she practiced religiously.



As a testament to her faith, in May 2007, we went to book a Mass for her at Holy Family Catholic Church Missouri-City, which is our parish and the parish Ugo served as a Eucharistic Minister on Sundays at the 5:30- 6:30pm Masses. We found that the months of May, June and the first two Sundays in July were taken. The earliest date available was 5:30 pm Mass on July 16th 2017. On that faithful day, after Mass was concluded on her behalf at the 5:30pm Mass, the Lord took her home at about 9: 00pm.



Ugo was someone whose smiles glowed and radiated like beautiful Christmas fireworks that made even her enemies if she had any, smile back at her. She carried herself with elegance, joy, peace, maturity and confidence anytime and everywhere.



Ugo, my darling wife was someone you could always count on to do any assignment regardless of how difficult that assignment may be. She would never let you down. She was a thorough, tidy woman who took chores at work or home very seriously. Just ask and it was done. She was someone you could never catch unprepared. My beautiful wife, Ugo was not a materialistic woman even though her looks may be deceitful. But rather, she was a bargain hunter that turned cheap materials into Gold the way she enhanced them and put them together with other accessories. This woman was a woman after 33 years of marriage, never bought herself expensive things. I bought the expensive things for her because I always knew that left to her, if they were not at bargain price, she would not buy. I always teased her that cheap and good did not go together and that was why she spent so much time in the malls. Ugo was willing to go to the Malls for ten or more days to get the bargain she was looking for. The way she put those cheap bargain crappy stuff together, always blew my mind.



Ugo and I started this 33years journey with nothing. We got married when I was a graduate student of Architecture at the University of Houston. Life was tough and unforgiving. I remember writing a check for $1.95 that bounced and the law came to our apartment with a warrant while I was at the studio. For a woman who was less than 1 year old in the United States and pregnant with our first child, the shock and experience was not an easy thing to explain. But she stood by me and was able to manage the family with the little resource we had. As time went by, things began to change and after we had our first son Afam, I was able to purchase a little yellow Toyota Tercel for Ugo. We nicknamed that car “Yellow Sisi”. Ugo was proud to drive that car anywhere and everywhere. She took no back seat to anyone including those that came to baby showers with a Mercedes Benz which was uncommon at that time.



The birth of our first child came with many blessings as I came out of college and thereafter, we had our second child, Nkem and the third, Chinenye (Che-Chey). A year after our third child, we bought our first home in Missouri-City. Two years later, we had our last son Chidera (Odera).



We watched all our children graduate from elementary school to middle school to high school. Our blessings continued when our first son Afam was offered a full basketball scholarship to the University of Louisiana Monroe. Two years later, our blessings continued as our second son Nkemdilim was also offered full basketball scholarship to attend the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Five years later, our last son was also offered full basketball scholarship to attend the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).



We had lots of fun memories as we travelled to different cities to watch our children play basketball. It was a joyful experience to watch them play their final games in college and to attend their graduations.



Ugo was all about family and did everything within her powers to see her family happy. She was not only the matriarch as the only female in our family, but she was the rock upon which our family was built. We will miss her terribly.



Ugo, you have left a gaping hole in all our hearts. From now on, I wonder what life would be like especially on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The one thing I know for sure is that Thanksgiving and Christmas will never be the same again without you. I am sure you are looking down to us from heaven telling us not to cry, but we have to as death has stolen you away from us, but we will continue to trust God knowing that you are in a better place.



Sleep with the Lord my darling and rest in perfect peace until we meet again!



Your Husband, Chief Sabi Nweke (Onyenwee Awka)





A TRIBUTE TO MY SISTER



UGO “NGALAKWESILI” NWEKE



1957 – 2017





It is alright to grieve over the loss of a loved one. "There (is) a hollow void in our lives, no doubt; however, with love and support of near and dear ones, our broken heart will mend." Nwugo, we wish you well and a safe journey back to God. Your siblings showered you with all the love they could muster. That helped to make your exit peaceful. We thank God for the privilege and opportunity given us to have you as a daughter, sister and friend. You were loving and lovable, elegant and gracious. As we celebrate the death of one who returns to God, we have reason to thank God for the gift of blessings like you. You are God's gift to us. Thank you. Nwannem, oga diligi nma. Je nke oma, Ada Nwosu.



Amoge Nwosu, for the Nwosu Family