BIOGRAPHY OF LATE IME OKON ESSIEN
Oh death where is thy victory, oh grave where is thy sting? You have come to snatch our hero from us, you have created a vaccum that no one can fill, you’ve made us to fill lonely but thanks (be) to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ that one day we shall meet him again.
BIRTH AND PARENTAGE:
Late Mr. Ime Etim (Alias Why Worry) was born in 1964 into the family of Late Mr. Etim Essien Udo of Nung Mbuk family in Ikot Andem Itam, Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He was the first son and the fourth child to his father.
Late Ime Etim Essien attended his Primary Education in Northern part of Nigeria in Kwanye Local Government Area in Benue State, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) in 1974. His zealous desire was punctuated by financial constraints.
Late Ime Etim (Alias Why Worry) got married to Miss Grace Asuquo Nelson of Nung Emma family both in Ikot Andem Itam on Septembe 1990. The great union was blessed with four children.
Late Mr. Ime Etim (Alias Why Worry) was a hardworking man, being a welding fabricator in Uyo for some years. His senior In-law who was a police Officer secured a job for him in Plymouth Construction Company in Benue State.
He worked with the Plymouth Construction Company for a year and went back to his father’s hereditary profession (cane furniture). He was very fair in the business and later moved to Edo State where he settled with his family.
Late Ime Etim (Alias Why Worry) was a gentle loving and homely father not only to his family but to all that came cross his way both young and old. He was a man of his own, a cheerful giver and a father to all. He was an incomparable and excellent man to people in general.
Late Ime Etim (Alias Why Worry) believed in God. He started his Christian life in Brotherhood of the cross and star in ikot andem itam where his parents attended. When he got married, and change his environment, he settled in ASSEMBLIES of God Church in Benin City where he resides until his death.
Death as we all know is a respect of no man. When it comes, it takes the rich, poor, beautiful, handsome, young, and even the old when it pleases the Almighty.
Ime Etim Essien slept in the Lord after a protracted illness on Sunday 19th April 2020 at about 1:15pm.
Adieu Ime Etim.
He is survived by wife, sons, sisters, brothers and nephews and host of other relations to mourn his exit.
He survive with one (1) wife, four (4) childen, three (3) sisters and four (4) brothers
We the entire family of late Ime Etim Essien express our profound gratitude to God for his grace towards the success of this burial.
We also express profound gratitude and love to all who through personal visit, phone calls, physical presence to show expression of love towards the success of our father`s burial.
Our heartfelt thanks goes to the church presbytery and members of the Assemblies of God Nigeria here in Ikot Andem and Benin City and also to our family Nung Mbuk in Ikot Andem Itam, numerous friends and acquaintances for tending their supports to us in various way throughout the burial.
We pray that God Almighty guide you safely back to your various destinations and bless you all abundantly – Am en.
Blessing Ime Etim