CELEBRATION OF LIFE: As Mama Otiti Ruth Atemejeranvwo Omokri Goes Home
Mama Otiti Ruth Atemejeranvwo Omokri (Nee:Agbaje) Aged 101 Years


Mama Otiti Ruth Atemejeranvwo Omokri  (nee Agbaje), was born about 1911 to the family of Agbaje and Ekpekpeyenke both of Uruosu quarters of Otor-Iyede in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Mama Otiti was married off at a very tender age to late Pa Johnson Omokri, of Ohrerhe-Agbarho in Ughelli North Local Government Area due to the disposition of the people of that age to the education of the girl child. The marriage was blessed with seven children (four boys and three girls). However, her eldest daughter, Mrs Esemefieghren Onayeke passed on many years ago.

Mama was a very hard working and industrious woman. She was at various time in her life engaged in farming with her husband while at the same time she carried on with petty trading to support the family. She was a very humble and loving mother who was always ready to give anything for the proper education of her children. She was a mother that cared for all including the sibblings of her brothers and sisters who at one time or the other were brought up by her.

Mama travelled far and wide within the nation in a bid to provide for her children and relations. From Ogbombiri in present day Warri North to Odo-Aye in Ondo and later Ugonoba in Orhiomwon Local Government Area of Edo State. She was a great cook, very famous with fresh fish banga soup and starch. She was also very good at preparing the local tobacco (Itaba), which she sold to women of her age. A business she engaged in till most recently when her health began to fail her.

“Mama Otor-Ikoko” as she was fondly called by neighbours, a sobriquet she earned  as the first to live in the little area christined “Otor-Ikoko”,  gave her life to Christ and became a member of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion). She was confirmed, baptized and rose to become a commited member of the prestigious Women Guild  in the St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Otor-Iyede.   Below is Mama’s famous christian song in her happy moments:

Mare jiro whe e Ogheneme

Mere ko who oro,  ose re ezi me na

Akpo ma ke siowhe, mere sio whe he

Jesu na kpo se, oye Oghene me.

Literally put, the song means; I’ll praise you my God, even though the world may reject Christ, I’ll not reject him, he’ll be my Lord.

May her gentle soul rest peacefully in the bossom of the Lord.

Adieu Mama!


  1. Mr. Andy Omokri
  2. Mrs  Alice Aren
  3.  Captain John Omokri
  4.  Mr Lucky Omokri
  5.  Mrs Elizabeth Unuavwofe
  6.  Mr Godwin Omokri

Grand Children:

  1. Florence Onayeke
  2. Abraham Onayeke
  3. Voke Omokri
  4. Oke Omokri
  5. Akpesiri Omokri
  6. Akpevwe Omokri
  7. Erhuvwu Omokri
  8. Theophilus Aren
  9. Mrs Emonena Imieje
  10.  Mrs Okiemute Enaworu
  11.  Aghoghokive Alex Aren
  12.  Mrs Ejovwokeoghene Newyear
  13.  Ejiroghene Sonia Aren
  14.  Otakpobunor Kester Aren
  15.  Onome Omokri
  16.  Rukevwe Omokri
  17.  Ejiro Omokri
  18.  Ese Omokri
  19.  Oghenetega Omokri
  20.  Jim Omokri
  21.  Jerry Omokri
  22.  Jeff Omokri
  23.  Jacintha Omokri
  24.  Ejovwoke Unuavwofe
  25.  Ochuko Unuavwofe
  26.  Ogaga Unuavwofe
  27.  Kevwe Unuawofe
  28.  Apkevwe Unuawofe
  29.  Favour Omokri
  30.  Ikwesiri Omokri
  31.  Oghenekobiruo Omokri

Great grang children:

  1. Tamareabi christabel Newyear
  2. Tare Cheryl Newyear
  3. Oghenefejiro Sonia Aren
  4. Douyebrapeotu Clarysa Newyear
  5. Onanefe Alfred Enaworu

And many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, in-laws etc too numerous to mention here.

The burial Arrangement, according to a statement signed by Mr. Andy Omokri and Mr. Johnson Agbaje, on behalf of the Children and the family respectively is as follows:


9.00 am: Body leaves Oweh Clinic, Oleh to her family compound, Uruosu Street, Otor-Iyede.

9.30 am: Body arrives her compound Otor-Ikoko Street, Otor-Iyede for brief stop over

10.00 am: Body arrives St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Otor-Iyede for Funeral service.

12. noon: Interment at her compound, Uzobe Quarter, Otor-Iyede, followed by entertainment of guests at the Anglican Grammar School, Otro-Iyede.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012

Outing service at St. Peter’s anglican Church, Otor-Iyede.

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