In Loving Memory of Mrs Mabel. O. Usiade


Mrs Osakwe Terez: Aunty!! Nwunye Action, as I fondly call you. Your death is something I still find difficult to believe. I wet my pillow with tears each day your thought comes to me. Aunty, this wasn't our plan at all, I never knew you will be leaving so soon, if not, I would have held on to eternity (if possible) that video call you put across few days to your death. My Dear Aunty, you were a strong woman who goes after what she believes. A mother hen to her family. Always there for as many she comes across. Always having soothing words for every situation. You were indeed an epitome of a good wife, mother and friend. I will forever miss you... But I find solace in the lord that we will meet on the resurrection morning, to part no more. ADIEU my beautiful friend!! ADIEU my lovely Aunty!! ADIEU Nwunye Action!! May your Beautiful Soul continue to Rest in Peace! AMEN
Ngozi: Until We Meet Again This special memories of you will always bring a smile. If only I could have you back, for just a little while then we could sit and talk again, just like we used to do. You always meant so very much and always will do too. The fact that you are no longer here will always cause me pain. But you are always in my heart until we meet again May your gentle soul rest in peace. AUNTY MABEL
Emmanuel: November 12, 2023 was the last day I heard you call me Emma, and it had a unique tone to it. Mama, We had a conversation about your recovery, hoping for the best, but I guess God had other plans. I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to meet you. It pains me that we couldn’t fulfill the plans we had made together. I want you to know that you are deeply valued for raising such a wonderful and compassionate woman like Isioma. Mama possessed an extraordinary gift of understanding and empathizing with others.
Ngozi: In loving memory of a dear mother who took me in like her own, thank you for your care and all the advice. Molle, as I used to call you, this tribute is a humble attempt to honour your extraordinary life and the profound impact you had on me and everyone around you. Your kindness knew no bounds. You had an innate ability to see the best in people and offer a comforting hand to those in need. Your compassionate heart and generosity touched the lives of many. We never wished you to go so soon but who are we to question God. You will be great missed. May the good Lord keep keep you save in heaven till meet again. Good night mama🫂❤️
Bobby: Big mommy, I thought we had so much time and more things to celebrate, this was never the plan. Last time I came over you comforted me, I never thought that would be the last time I will receive your warm love. I feel pained because the memories you left us with are filled with so much joy and laughter, I just wanted more of them with you. I won't hear you speak in your native language anymore, I won't see you dance happily anymore, we won't even drink together anymore, I believe you are in a better place and watching over us all. Big mommy you cared immensely, your love touched home and outside, you were so hardworking and supportive, you constantly gave us words of encouragement, even in your last moments I know how worried you would have been, there was never a sad moment with you, your food delicacies I will miss so much, it would be rare to find someone of your calibre. Your role as a mother to us all was so spotless and genuine. With a torn heart I bid you farewell, I pray you rest peacefully and be less worried, I miss you dearly mama❤️
Ruth nwadiani : Words fails me , with a heavy heart I still find it difficult to believe you are gone mum, you were a mother to all who knew you, you have a way of always making every one around you happy. You where a good example to
Chief Anthony Kizito Uzum: Mrs Mabel, grand daughter of Great gboneme family of Owanta married Emma Usiade, Son of Famous Okparanan-Uku also of Owanta lived together joyfully and faithfully until her passing into eternal life in Scotland, while on visit to her daughter Isoma on her Masters degree graduation ceremony. Her discarded earthly cloak will be brought back to Owanta for burial as arranged by the children, She was a devoted woman and her husband worked with my company for over 25 years before retirement. She was also a member of Owanta Idumuetor family union Lagos, where her husband is the current chairman. Each year, this devoted and faithful woman prepares the food for our end of the year get-together with smiles and joy in her heart. Her earthly journey has ended within the will of Almighty God and I, as the father of Owanta Idumuetor family union, join all Idumuetor sons and daughters in wishing her Soul peace and Divine care in the mighty creation of our God and Lord.
Roseline(Ngbe James)Mum chidinma: God has a perfect plan for all human.. Tribute to a super HERO,who i though was my mother-in-law when i first met her..Mummy your heart of love is unmeasurable and has no bound.From our initial encounters, mummy you welcomed me into the folds of your family with open arms and a genuine smile that radiated warmth. You home became a sanctuary, a place where shared meals and conversations nurtured a sense of belonging. In you, I discovered not just mother,but a woman of substance and character who approached life with a rare blend of wisdom and compassion.Your will forever remain in my heart💖
CHUKWUEMEKA : Ah! with a heavy heart I pen down this tribute. TO my great mother in-law, a woman to whom after God I always looked up to for my married life. Mama you had been source of courage in my marriage, through your prayers and encouragement, omg who will stand in your gap for me now? . Mama your golden heart of love for me since I step my feet in your house was unmeasurable, you took me in, not just as a son in-law but like a child of your own wumb. Ah! Am so heart 💔broken. Mama i have no regrets knowing you in my life, until this day came by 14/11/2023, 😭😭that death  snatched you away from us, but I know you as a woman with an unquestionable character, and that gives me understanding  that you have gone to be in the bosom of the Lord, journey well mama till we meet again in the Lord 🙏. To God be the glory. Your SON IN-LAW CHUKWUEMEKA..
Bunmi: My second mom,you where indeed an angel on earth a loving and caring mother to all,I still find it hard to believe I won’t speak to you again or you won’t behold the child you ask me to keep for where indeed a blessing to me and a precious gift life gave to me after I lost my mother,you made me understood the way of life and thought my how to always come close to God when ever am in trouble you took like a daughter never for once’s have you denied me,my success story today after God I will continue to call your name😭you will forever have a foot print in my heart because if I count my blessings I will count you twice because you where indeed a blessing to me.IYA IGBO 1 I no you are in a better place singing hallelujah with the angels and watching over us keep resting your words are printed in my heart and I promise to always be that woman you want me to be. I love you now and always.
Taiwo Ojumu: I never had the privilege of meeting you one-on-one but from our conversation over the phone the few times we did, one could tell how beautiful a soul you were. In my four decades on this side of the divide, I have never seen a more generous lady than your beautiful daughter Isioma and she always attributes are giving nature to you. It is safe to assert that you were the best mother inlaw I never had. If there was another life after this, one of my foremost wishes would definitely be to have you as my mother inlaw. Losing you has left us disconsolate but we draw consolation from the assurance that you are resting in a better place, ma.
Gloria chukwuemeka: God made a wonderful, beautiful, selfless and priceless mother; a mother who never grows old, He made her smile of the sunshine and moulded her heart of pure gold ;in her eyes he placed bright shinning stars✨, in her cheeks fair roses 🌹 you see; God made a wonderful, adorable caring mother and he gave that dear mother to me; A gentle soul, a loving heart, a great giver my mother. Though she may be gone from my sight but her presence linger in the love she sowed. in the garden of my memories she blooms forever on the 14th Nov 2023 the heaven's gain a new angel and part of me was taken away 😭 in my grief I find solace knowing that you are at peace watching over me with the same love life. Nnem-oma,nne-ora, my superhero, my secret keeper the clothes that cover my nakedness, my mentor and role model, my intercessor, gist partner, defender, companion and my bestie for life your love a compass and though I feel lost without you I carry the direction you pointed to me towards a life filled with love and compassion. with heavy heart I bid my final good bye wishing you eternal rest 💝in Christ Jesus.(Daughter)
Emmanuel Chuks: You were a role model, and now we can proudly say that you left footprints in the sands of time. Auntie May, you were calm even when a situation seemed unbearable. Admittedly, we have lost a precious jewel; if death were stoppable, we would have kept it far away from you. Rest in peace my dear inlaw, you will forever remain in my heart.
Grace_ mama Ovie:: isioma , s mother was a loving kind woman a hard working mother struggling to see the best of her children. Mama Isi you would have waited a little longer but Who are we to question God, rest in d blossom of d Lord ma and please watch over family friend
Ifeoma : Never knew I’d be writing a tribute to you this soon, was still hoping to see and give you a hug on Issy’s wedding. Thank you for birthing and raising a beautiful soul that I can boldly call a friend and confidante. We find solace knowing that you’re in a better place, keep resting in Power mom 🌹😍
AUNTY MAUREEN: AUNTY Words fail, my heart runs faster than normal, tears flow endlessly, when the news of your dismissal came even till date. The cold hands of death snatched you away from us unexpectedly and untimely, leaving a great vacuum that can never be filled. Dearest Aunty Mabel Second Mum the tears in my eyes refuse to stop even as I write. I waited patiently these past months for your monthly voice note!!!, but silence has been the response. DOWN MEMORY LANE Our intimate involvement started at Grandma's house (no.12 Convent Street Agbor) where you took me and cared for me years like a younger sister. We shared Love, Peace, and Understanding, crossing every T's and dotting every I When my dad passed on AUNTY you represented well like an elder sister/Mum. In the year 2015, AUNTIE, You went with me to KADUNA State... You stood in the gap like a mum... You held my hands tightly.. You said words of prayer on my behalf to God Almighty. You called me MOMOM.... AUNTY as I lovely called you, WHO will understand me the way you do? WHO will pray for me again? WHO will stand by when our aged mother will pass? WHO will calm me down when I want to complain? WHO will I ask how to prepare some native soups? WHO Will buy me food stuff when returning back from Nigeria? WHO will I go to the Airport with again? Oh AUNTY the pain is so piercing like pins..... AUNTIE I can never say goodbye...... AUNTIE I still assume you are sleeping and hoping that you can wake up just once.... AUNTIE know that you were truly loved by me and death happened that all I planned will never manifest, WHAT A WORLD. Sleep 😔on my amiable, amazing and FASHIONISTA AUNTIE MAY 👼👼🌹
Esther Igharo: Dear sister from another mother, friend and gist mate.its sad and difficult to admit that you are no more.your memory remains in my heart, Nne eze. we prayed for our children together,we celebrate our birthday same day same month and we always pray to celebrate the next one but now you have gone, with tearsdrop running down my face I bid you farewell till we meet in heaven.
Nathan, Ethan and Nina : our Dearest Sweet Grandma,we love you with all our heart ❤️ we will miss you forever; thank you for the love and care you showed us while cared for us with everything you had;you believed in living for what is right and that you gave are a source of joy to us even in your death; though death did not allow us to enjoy you in full but we believe you are in a better place with the Lord. rest well our dearest sweet grandma ❤️❤️💕(grandchildren) .
RAPHAEL : You are the epitome of what a mother should be; you are always joyful, upbeat, and willing to help not only those around you but also yourself. The few memories I have of you are priceless, and the advice you gave me will always be a part of me. I am grateful to have experienced your light and love, and while I take comfort in knowing that you are at a better place, I will always miss you and treasure the memories I have of you because a motherly like you are rare and valuable, bye bye and my your gentle soul rest in peace Amen 🙏.
Nene Aliago Aburime : Aunty oh Aunty, it’s saddens my heart, a big shock to hear of your demise, haaaaaa, I’m short of words, your advice, your carriage to everyone all gone????? Your mother and sister roll, I will kiss smhhh, you may be gone but Aunty, you left indelible imprint that will continue to inspire us all . Adieu Aunty till we meet to part no more
Esther Ogbonna : Dear mommy,the beautiful,cheerful,ever smiling woman that gave birth to my awesome friend Isioma,though I never met you in person but it felt like I knew you all along,you were an inspiring soul, always there for all who came to you with their troubles,with kind words and wise advice,a mother to all,an amazing person,even from afar I resonated with you because you had same nickname with my late mom "iya Igbo "and dances almost the same way my mom did,your death came as a rude shock to all of us,we are still trying to process this hard pain that we can never recover from ,but will learn to live with it,I pray heaven welcomes you home,please say hello to my mom,dad,sister and late bf Greg,and please continue to watch over your loved ones from above. Forever in our heart ❤️
Johnny Epundu : Mummy the news of your death hit me a deep shock. The short time you spent with us in the UK is filled with beautiful memories. You are kind and very jovial. Till today my son still looks out for you hoping he will open that door someday to find you. It hurts different but we cannot question God. I know you are in a better place. Continue to rest in the bossom of our Lord. Sleep well Ma.
Isioma Usiade: I wake up hoping that your absence is just a bad dream. I still can’t believe you didn’t wait to eat the fried chicken you asked for. Mom, we had so many plans. You were eagerly waiting to carry my unborn kids, you even had names for them already. Nnem, your life was truly remarkable, touching countless others in positive ways. People of all ages speak of your incredible kindness. Your generosity knew no bounds; you fed anyone in need and welcomed everyone with open arms. You were a diligent worker, indulged in the things you loved, and embraced life to the fullest. Your faith in Christ was unwavering, even in your final days you praised and worshipped God. I find comfort in knowing I made your dream of traveling abroad come true, though short, you enjoyed every moment. A bittersweet memory. Until we meet again, be my Guardian Angel❤️💐
Nneka Usiade: Mummy you will be honored and remembered as a truly remarkable woman, my dear mother-in-law. She was a beacon of love and kindness, always radiating warmth to everyone around her. Her gentle nature and compassionate heart touched the lives of many. My mother-in-law was a true embodiment of love. She showed us the power of forgiveness, the beauty of patience, and the importance of empathy. Her unwavering love encouraged and inspired us to be better people, reminding us to cherish those we hold dear. As I reflect on the countless memories we shared, I am filled with gratitude for the love she poured into our lives. She has left an indelible mark on our hearts, and her legacy of love will continue to guide us on our journey.
Lilian(Baby): It hurt that I didn’t even get to show you how greatful I am for been part of my growing up..feeding me whenever I am hungry.. I grew up now to appreciate your love over the years .. thanks for feeling the gap for me when my mum was always away..even when my mum died I wished to come back to Lagos to stay with you instead of been with my step mum.. continue to rest on ma you will always be in my heart.. ❤️
Erameh Blessing: Mummy your demise will forever remain a shock to me,Iya igbo like we fondly called you,you were a mother to All who came around you. Heaven and the host of Angels definitely gained an angel when you joined them. You left behind an Irreplaceable Vacuum that no enemy else can suit in. I can still remember the last I saw you and how you smiled at me it still rings in my head like it was yesterday and yes it was just few months ago..I miss you mummy Keep Resting in the Lords Bossom till we meet again at the resurrection Morning
Rosemary Ushike: I waited for your usual new month wishes and prayers and got none.That was when it dawned on me that you were truly gone,for real.It’s funny how I have never met you physically but I tend to love you and be so fond of you. I longed forward to see you during the Christmas celebration at least for the first time but now that won’t be’s still a shock to me. You were a mother to all.Ah Iya Igbo,the way you treated me like I’m your biological child.Nne oma rest on till we meet to path no more. It is so hard to say goodbye but God knows best. I will miss you so much Mummy .Sleep well Mummy.I love you forever❤️.
LABAIKA ADAM : Today and forever we remember our beloved mother and our loved ones who have passed on and sit in gratitude of their legacies,memories and traditions that live on through us and will live on after us.Forever you’re in our hearts MAMA❤️
Ekata: It is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to a remarkable woman, ( Iya Ibo). Her presence graced our lives with warmth, kindness, and an abundance of love. Today, we celebrate the beautiful soul who touched our hearts in countless ways. Mama was a beacon of love and compassion. Her nurturing spirit extended beyond her own family, embracing all who were fortunate to know her. As your Son’s friend, I had the privilege of witnessing the unwavering love you showered upon your family, especially my stubborn friend.. lol… Wilson loves and adores you Mar but I guess Gods love is superior and to my friend, Dont cry too much because you still have Aunty Stella that loves just as Mama did. As we reflect on the cherished moments spent with Mama, Let us remember the love she shared, The Joy she brought, and the legacy of kindness she leaves behind. May her spirit continue to inspire her to love unconditionally and to savor the simple pleasure of life.
Adeola Labaika: Still shocked when I realise that you are no more on this earth. Mummy, you were a good mother to me. It is difficult for me to put down a tribute for you. What a sad departure you left without saying goodbye. It is so painful for me to erase your memories. You left a very big vacuum in my heart that no one can fill it. I cannot stop crying till now when I remember that death has taken my wonderful and irreplaceable mother. Mummy your memories will forever remain in my heart, you were like a real mother to me and all who came across you regardless of your stature, and you never discriminate. You treat everyone the same, and you left remarkable memories and impeccable footprint on the sand of time. You were indeed a wonderful mother to me, and I will never forget you. You were the type that always sacrifice yourself just to make sure everyone around u is happy. A good heart has stopped breathing, a good woman has gone to her Maker. We will always remember you. We miss u mummy on behalf of LABAIKA family we are saying goodnight ! May ur soul rest in perfect peace!
Faith Onyemeziri: It broke my heart to hear about the demise of Aunty May who is most loving and caring. It is hard to accept the news of your departure. For the short time you were with us, you never failed to show us your motherly, sisterly and friendly love Aunty May, thank you for your love and care towards us. You have gone to be with your father, we love you but GOD loves you more. You will forever remain in our hearts. Sleep well Aunty May.
isioma: Your kindness is out of this world it is the one thing that stood out to me your ability to accept all and make them your own you are a through definition of a mother, you we’re always positive, full of joy, ready to give ready to help not just your own but others around you, the few memories i have of you are precious to me for life the advices you gave to me and bummi will always remain part of us i am grateful to have experienced your light and love, i take solace in knowing that you are at a better i will forever miss you and cherish the memories i have of you always because a motherly like is rare and gold. Goodbye iya ibo international
Sodiq : You were like a mother to me, you treated me as a member of the family. You were a mother to all, you continously focus on the welfare of everyone, you look after everyone and have everyone best interests at heart. I am sure God knows best, so I take solace in the fact that you are finally at peace. You have impacted a lot of lives positively. Xmas, other festivities and life itself would not be the same without you. You were strong and very hardworking, the memories I have of you are gold and I will continue to carry them at heart and cherish all the moments I enjoyed with you. It breaks my heart to say Goodbye but I pray you find absolute peace in the hereafter. Goodbye mummy
Yewande: I remember how you took care me and my younger siblings when we lost our mom as if we were yours… the memories makes me sooooo emotional. But I know you are in a better place now. Forever in my heart Mum.
Emmanuel: My mother was an inspiring soul, always there for all who came to her with their troubles. ... To the world, you were one person, but to me, you were the world. ... You taught me love, patience and endurance. ... Mother, you were the truest, dearest, more than a mother to me. Farewell Mom I miss you, you will forever remain in my Heart
Sheila Imudia: To my “big mummy”: You were an angel that God sent to us to bless us, comfort us when we’re down, and help us when we needed help. I still can’t believe that you’re gone and I’ll never hear your words of encouragement, see your smiling face, or talk to you ever again. But regardless of the fact that you’re gone physically, I know you are watching over all of us as you sit in Heaven with the rest of the angels there. Words will never be able to explain how much I loved and still love you. You are loving, caring and just amazing and lived a pure life. You will forever be cherished and in my heart. Rest in eternal perfect peace. Heaven has gained an angel and piece of my heart
pappy: Your are forever imprinted in my soul mother of all keep smiling as you seat at the right hand of God the father Almight mommy I miss you in all ways unquestionable God knows the best
Jessica Dougherty: Dearest Mother, in my heart you will forever hold a place.So previous and dear to us all, we begin to remember not just that you left us but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. I will miss your loving nature and your beautiful smile. Keeping watching over us loving Mother and never stop smiling. Rest well mom.
Ifeanyi : We are mourning the loss of a truly special woman - a mother, a friend, and a light in our lives. She was always there to offer a kind word, a listening ear, and a shoulder to lean on. She was a prayerful woman who believed in the power of faith and community. She will be deeply missed, but her legacy will live on in our hearts
Ejaye: I always admired your motherly care and selfless nature.she was a pleasure to be around with when i was growing up, and i will miss her terribly. Keeping her in my thoughts and prayers. “I will always remember the special moments i spent with you. May God grant you eternal rest.
GBENGA O. USIADE: My MOTHER whom i also call my INTERCESSOR, IYA-IGBO has always been an inspiring soul, always there for all who came to her with their troubles. Her home was open to everyone, and her hospitality made them feel important. She was the most loving, humble, compassionate, understanding, family-orientated woman, prayerful woman always interceding on our behalf mostly we the children and as a family. Not a day goes by that you are not missed my loving mother. Who gave me life and reasons to live and be happy always, I haven’t forgotten my promises to you my loving mother and that am going to fulfill all and make you proud even while you’re up there. I do not know how to come to terms with reality, but I know that you, for sure, are the best mother ever to exist that any can pray for to have, my love for you is forever endless at the zenith of it all my loving MOTHER / INTERCESSOR.. continue to rest on till we meet again. A short request to God “If roses grow in heaven, Lord, please pick a bunch for me, Place them in my Mother’s arms and tell her they’re from me. Tell her I love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while. Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day, but there’s an ache within my heart that will never go away”
Daddy Action Usiade: Words cannot express the depth of sorrow and loss I feel in my heart as I pen this tribute to you. We shared a beautiful journey together, filled with love, laughter, and incredible memories that will forever be etched in my mind. For over 40years of marriage you have made me feel complete as a man and as father My heart bleeds to lose my wife and am not sure how I can manage life alone without my mummy. She knows when am hungry and has always covered my shame with her love. My heart is really broken but I don’t know what question to ask God. I still can’t believe she is gone but I know she is in a much better place than this wicked world. Mummy it was time for us to enjoy our old age but you left me alone in pain. Oo mummy my heart is really broken but I leave everything to God My Mummy Far Well All Is well Till We meet again to part no more I miss you my lovely mummy may you continue to sleep in peace in Jesus name. amen
wilson usiade: A Tribute to My Dear Mother On the 14th of November 2023, the world lost a shining light, but heaven gained an angel. Today, we gather to pay tribute and celebrate the life of a remarkable woman, my beloved mother. Though the pain of her absence is heavy in our hearts, let us reflect on the beautiful moments she shared with us and the profound impact she had on our lives. My mother, a pillar of strength and love, touched the lives of all who knew her. She possessed a warmth that could comfort even the coldest of days and a smile that could brighten the darkest of moments. Her kindness knew no bounds, extending not only to her family but to everyone she encountered. She had an innate ability to make everyone feel seen, heard, and valued. Her love was unwavering and unconditional, a constant source of support and guidance. She taught me the importance of compassion, empathy, and the value of family. Her wisdom and grace were unmatched, and her words of encouragement echoed in my heart, giving me strength even in the toughest of times. Her laughter, filled with joy and contagious happiness, created an atmosphere of love and camaraderie. Memories of her cooking meals with love, gathering around the table, and sharing stories will forever be etched in our minds and hearts. Her presence brought light to every room she entered, and her absence leaves a void that can never be filled. Though she is no longer physically with us, her spirit lives on in the cherished memories we hold. Let us honour her by embracing her teachings, living with kindness, and cherishing the time we have with our loved ones. she is the only one that calls me wiso. I wake up each morning waiting for my phone to ring or even get a beep of your message but non is forth coming. hmmm this year 2023 I will never forget in my heart is pained cause I couldn't give you all the promises I made, but I promise you even in death I your son Wilson Usiade will continue to make you a proud mother which you have always been. am not sure how I can manage but all I can say is Dear Mother, thank you for the love, the laughter, and the beautiful memories you gifted us. Your legacy of love will continue to inspire generations to come. As we say our goodbyes, we know that you will forever be with us in our hearts. Rest in peace, dear mother. You will be deeply missed and eternally loved." My beautiful sleeping angel. AKA MAMA HUMMER

Life History

On this solemn day, we gather to pay tribute to the remarkable life of Mrs. Mabel O. Usiade, a woman whose presence brought warmth and joy to all who knew her. Born on the 25th of May, 1961, into the family of Ugu from Owanta aloshimi in ika north east boji boji owa,she is the grand daughter of Great gboneme family of Owanta she was welcomed into a large and loving family of 7 children and she being the last born was welcomed with so much love and affection from the family, and her journey through life began..

At a tender age, Mrs. Mabel embarked on a new chapter, moving to the Old Lagos Asaba road, where she found solace and love in the embrace of the onyibe's family. They took her in as their own, caring for her with unwavering dedication throughout her life. Their bond grew stronger, becoming an unbreakable foundation that shaped the woman she became. she got married at the age of 20 to Mr Emmanuel.O. Usiade, Son of Famous Okparanan-Uku also of Owanta which was in the year 1982. she is succeded with 4 children and 1 foster child

In the year 1997, Mrs. Mabel journeyed to Lagos with her own family, and in the year 1998 she established Eze Restaurant,through the support of her inlaw and the grace of God, her resturance is a testament to her passion for culinary excellence. Located in Olowora, Berger, Lagos State, her restaurant became a sanctuary for many, a place where delicious food and warm hospitality merged to create unforgettable experiences. For numerous years, Mrs. Mabel poured her heart and soul into her restaurant before eventually retiring to her home in Magboro, Akeran, Ogun State, where she continued to cater to the needs of her community by selling foodstuffs. Mrs. Mabel was a woman of remarkable strength, resilience, and determination. Her hardworking nature and relentless drive were evident in every aspect of her life. But it was her boundless capacity to love and care for others that set her apart. She possessed a heart that knew no bounds, pouring love into every single person who crossed her path. Her selflessness and dedication to her family and loved ones knew no limits, and she stood as a pillar of support and strength for all.

Known as "Iya Igbo" to her friends and neighbors, Mrs. Mabel's dedication to serving others was a cornerstone of her life. Her culinary skills were legendary, with her pastries and delectable pots of soup being sought-after delights. The mention of her restaurant or her name was enough to bring smiles to people's faces, knowing that they were about to experience culinary perfection crafted with love. As we bid farewell to Mrs. Mabel O. Usiade, we celebrate the beautiful life she lived, her infectious happiness, and her unwavering commitment to those she loved. She leaves behind her beloved husband, devoted siblings, caring children, loving in-laws, and cherished grandchildren. Each of them carries a piece of her spirit within their hearts. Today, we honor Mrs. Mabel's legacy—her unwavering love, her remarkable resilience, and her dedication to creating joy for others. May her soul find eternal peace, and may her memory serve as a guiding light for all who were fortunate enough to know her..

With heartfelt condolences, continue to sleep NNME OMA(AKA MAMA HUMMER) until we meet to part no more


Family Members


Let me share the remarkable journey of my cherished mother! Born into a polygamous family, she was later taken in by her step sister due to her sister's loss of her first child. Growing up, she toiled tirelessly to make ends meet each day. Marrying young at 20, she waited two years before welcoming her first daughter, then a son, followed by another daughter who sadly passed away before my birth. Five years later, she had her last child. She had learned baking in Agbor due to being unable to attend school. Her delicious cakes from her tidy single room, doubling as her shop, attracted numerous customers. My mother faced immense struggles to provide for her children. I recall her recounting the tough times when I, a sickly child, compelled her to wear the same wrapper for a year and a half, enduring mockery. She cooked using only crayfish just to ensure we had food. Her tireless work ethic and unyielding determination in the face of hardship undoubtedly passed on to me; I am glad I inherited her spirit of perseverance.

In 1997, we relocated to Lagos and settled in a one-room apartment. To ensure our education, meals, and clothing, my mother sold eggs as a street vendor. Despite our modest living space, our home was immaculate and always welcoming to others. After two years of selling eggs with her children on the streets of Olowora, she acquired a shop and launched Eze Restaurant. She viewed this as a fresh start for our family. Tirelessly, she worked day and night to make it one of Olowora's finest eateries. Her kindness extended to feeding both the privileged and the less fortunate, earning her a reputation for generosity. My mother exemplified compassion, instilling in us values of kindness and respect. Eventually, she adopted her youngest son, who became her personal assistant. From that one-room dwelling, we expanded to two extra rooms, hosting extended family and friends we cherished dearly. Subsequently, we moved into a two-bedroom flat, yet my mother continued her unwavering commitment to supporting the family. I recall a morning when she was robbed on her way to the shop—a hidden aspect of the success she achieved. Despite this setback, she persevered and supported her husband in constructing a three-bedroom apartment in Magboro, where we moved in 2008.

Due to the distance, she closed her restaurant and opened a small grocery shop, managing it until 2022. After surviving two robbery incidents, she finally secured her shop and decided to retire from the hustle. Known as "IYA Igbo" in Magboro, she acted as a mother figure to many and even became a grandmother, welcoming her first grandchild in 2018. Her joy knew no bounds, and subsequent grandchildren brought more happiness. In May 2023, she experienced double joy as her eldest son, who had left for South Africa in 2005, returned married, marking a heartwarming reunion with his wife, whom my mother had met even before reuniting with her son. From December 2022 until August 2023, my mother cared for her foster mother before embarking on her dream trip to witness her daughter's graduation in the UK. Little did she know it would be her final journey. The anticipation and joy surrounding this trip filled her heart, and seeing her at Edinburgh Airport on October 24, 2023, brought an overwhelming sense of fulfillment to my soul. Despite being a first-time traveler to Scotland during the peak of winter, she was so elated that the stress of the long journey didn't affect her. During her stay with me, I witnessed a different side of my mother's happiness. She slept well, attributing it to the weather and recalling how prolonged naps were rare back home due to electricity issues. We went shopping, took evening strolls, and shared meals and laughter while watching movies under the duvet. Some days she mentioned the cold, while other days she didn't seem to notice it. I fondly remember ensuring she was properly covered by the duvet each morning after dragging it at night.

However, life took an unexpected turn on November 4th when, after a walk and coffee the previous night, she woke up unable to move her right leg. Initially dismissing it as a muscle pull, she eventually sought medical attention. Sadly, despite her optimism and the family's continuous support, her health didn't improve. Her faith and hope for recovery remained strong, but on November 14th, she passed away suddenly, leaving us in shock and disbelief. Her passing took a piece of our hearts, as she was a loving, caring woman who tirelessly showed love to everyone. Her generosity, unwavering spirit, and love for God defined her character. Her life, though 62 years short, left an indelible mark on countless souls. Her absence will forever be felt, yet her legacy of love will endure. Mom, you were our HERO, and until we meet again, continue to watch over us as our guardian angel.

I miss you dearly. Mom, Christmas holds a different feeling now that you're not here with us. The house seems desolate and void without your presence. You always referred to yourself as my dancing angel, assuring us that you wouldn't be an ailing burden to your children. You accepted this defeat to continue fighting our battles from heaven. Your absence has left a void, and I'll forever miss your voice, your endearing nickname for me, "Isybaby," and your profound gratitude for every caring gesture shown towards you. Your legacy of appreciating even the smallest of gifts persists. Being your daughter fills me with immense pride. You often spoke about your return to life, aiming to attain numerous educational degrees, hold esteemed positions, and leave an indelible mark wherever you went.

Mom, you accomplished so much; your impact goes beyond what wealth and a long life could achieve. Your wardrobe boasts the finest clothes, and you savored the best meals because, as you would say, "you only depart with food in your stomach." It's agonizing that you couldn't taste the crispy chicken you longed for. However, recalling our conversation the night before your passing, I find solace in knowing you had enjoyed everything I bought for you, ensuring you weren't hungry. My love for you knows no bounds, and if reincarnation were real, I'd wish for you to return to us. You were adored as our mother, and as a child, you'd receive that same boundless affection. I trust that all your dreams would be fulfilled by God's grace. Rest peacefully, dearest Mom, you're the best mother in the entire world.