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.
Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky,
Hundreds of shells on the shore together,
Hundreds of birds that go singing by,
Hundreds of birds in the sunny weather.
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
She Shall be Praised
Proverbs 31: 10 and 25-31
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Honour her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.