Mrs. Ifeyinwa Ann Okafor was born on the 25th of December 1959, to Late Chief David and Late Mrs. Angela Ajaegbu of Amaenye Village, Abagana in Njikoka L.G.A of Anambra State. She was the last child out of eight children.
Late Ify (as she was fondly called) had her Primary Education at St. Mark’s and her Secondary School education at Abagana Girls’ Secondary School. She proceeded to Teachers Training College at Ihe in Enugu State and later got her Nigerian Certificate in Education (N.C.E) at Nsugbe College of Education, Anambra State. She then proceeded to acquire a Bachelor’s Degree in Education at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers Sate.
In 1985, late Ify got married to Engr. Dennis Nkemdilim Okafor of Ire Village, Enugwu-Ukwu. The Marriage is blessed with five (5) children.
Early in her career as an Academic professional, she taught in both Public and Private Schools. With a strong passion in education, she proceeded to establish her own Private School in 2007 and became the Proprietress of Denifrank International School, in Abia State. Sequel to that, joined the National Association of Proprietor of Private Schools (NAPPS) as a member. This is in no small part due to her immense love for education and the need to impact knowledge to children. She strived to make a mark in education and ended up creating an enriched legacy for which she will be remembered for many years to come.
She was born into a Christian Catholic family and remained so until her demise. She had many merit awards from many C.W.O in some Catholic Parishes at Aba for her immense contribution towards the upliftment of Catholic Church.
Though she was shy by nature, she was very friendly, especially with the children, and that gave birth to her popular name, Mummy General (Mummy G). She was kind, soft hearted and peaceful, yet tough as they come.
Her loving, fulfilled memory will continue to live with us all and shall never fade.
May God Almighty grant your soul peaceful rest.
She is survived by:
Engr. Dennis N. Okafor – Husband
Engr. Mrs. Ogechukwu Ezeiruka – Daughter
Mrs. Unoma Okoronkwo – Daughter
Mr. Nnadozie F. Okafor – Son
Miss Udoka Okafor – Daughter
Mr. Chizitelu Okafor – Son
Three (3) Grandchildren
Sons’ in-law – Engr. Augustus C. Okoronkwo, Engr. Nnamdi Ezeiruaku
A Brother and a Sister
Cousins, Nephews and Nieces.
Her guiding philosophy was to give happiness as much as God has bestowed upon you the grace to give.
Giving was a part of her life and she gave her all.
Ann Ify’s life was guided by her love for God, unwavering faith in him, constant acknowledgement of her nothingness without him as well as encouragement by his infallible promises. She was adorned with the gift of love, patience, a peaceful heart amongst others.
Fundamentally, the family could not be more proud of her life’s achievements as a loving wife, best mother, true friend and a great philanthropist, along with her career accomplishments in the aspect of Education by establishing a suitable platform for teaching and learning. She was goal driven and that is admirable…
They say our souls have chosen this exact life, that death comes after you have fulfilled your prescribed journey. We believe this was your story leading to the 3rd November, 2020 as you took your final breath.
Dear Mum, Thank you for all your teachings, directly and indirectly. Thank you for who you were and for being so wonderful. We hope to walk on your exceptional prints.
Thank you for being part of our lives. You are forever in our hearts.
Rest on Mummy G!
Vigil Mass: 15th January, 2021 – Dennis Okafor’s Compound, Ire Village, Enugu-Ukwu, Anambra State.
Funeral Mass: St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Enugu-Ukwu, Anambra State.
Interment: 16th January, 2021 – Dennis Okafor’s Compound, Ire Village, Enugu-Ukwu, Anambra State.