“Beautiful Memories Are All I Have of You” – Read Amy Ajunoma’s Tribute to Her Father, Levi C. Ajunoma on the Memorial of His Passing

Do you know Jesus? Test Him and see that the Lord is good. He never fails; Jesus never fails. Hallelujah! Put your trust in God not in man.

Treasured words I can’t forget, because they so remind me of you.
An ambassador for Christ, Daddy that is what you were.

365 days and yet I can’t forget you.
Come to think of it,
How do I forget one who had been there for me all my life?
One with whom I shared many special moments
And gladly looked forward to many more with him?

Tell me, how do I forget one who knew just what to do to make me realise how special I am and will always be?

How can I forget the way you sing for me when it is my birthday?
And pray for me when I am ill?

How can I forget your devotion and commitment
to my siblings and myself?
Or the Godly counsel you always gave when confused and in need of direction?

How can I forget the man who was my father and also my best friend?

How can I forget the one whose mere memories, makes the sun appear bigger and brighter in the sky?

To you, Fatherhood is a task that should never be delegated,
So you girded yourself for that and discharged your duties proudly.
At every opportunity, you gave us your very best-time, money, attention.
To you, we were more than enough
And wouldn’t trade spending time with us and being there when needed for anything.
Though men your age were caught in endless pursuit for money and fame,
Your one pursuit was to see us all excel and live in unity. If only you could see what is happening between us now.

Your sense of style and how you let your shoes do the talking I still admire.
I’m sure even your shoes miss you too!

Your diligence and commitment at NNPC remain a legacy to be treasured.
You gave every task your best
Through you, we learnt that hard work done well pays always.
Little wonder, even the world gave you attention each time you had to speak.

Daddy, you were and still are one of God’s best gifts to me.
For though the candle is out or so it seems,
Yet everything you stood for still echoes deep in my heart.
And now, all I have is the memories of the light you were to me and many others.

Your smile still radiates within
Your words still echoes deep
Your love still tender and fresh.

Beautiful memories are all I have of you.
And loving moments are all I can recall
You were a father, friend and confidant.
Yes, a gentleman to the core.
And forever, you are loved, treasured and celebrated!

Your Baby Girl (MIMI)

Amy Ajunoma


39 Comments on “Beautiful Memories Are All I Have of You” – Read Amy Ajunoma’s Tribute to Her Father, Levi C. Ajunoma on the Memorial of His Passing
  • Jd June 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Awwwww….so sweet. Dint know he had kids this grown up. But I don’t see a picture of his wife here o. Rest in Gods blossom!

  • LAMOZINDA June 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Awwwh! soo touchy. May his gentle soul rest in peace, amen!

  • debby June 3, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Wow!!!! Beautiful family i must say…May his soul rest in peace!

  • Joan June 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    *sigh* I still remember Levi Ajuonuma’s Open House Party on Raypower FM back in the day. RIP Sir. :(

  • Retrochic June 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Awwwww, wow, his death really touched me., cuz I grew up watching that ma, every sun afternoon, Nta was permanently on our screen, when I heard abt his death, I couldn’t believe was a terrible shock. May his soul keep resting in God’s perfect peace. Btw does he have 8 kids

  • chastecharity.org June 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    We love him but God Loves him More… Thank U Amy for also making us proud in the Family

  • bimbylads June 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    aww, Amy, so sorry once again(hugs). I cant forget how he always had time to attend visiting days for you and Sarah in VF( despite his incredible schedule). I can only imagine the depth of your pain, and I pray the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, will continue to comfort you and your siblings. Be comforted knowing he is in God’s arms, resting- till you meet him again. Bim.

  • MII June 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    all i want to do rit nw is CRY!!!!

  • ROYALHOTTIE June 3, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    when i heard of the dana plane crash and saw the list of names; Mr levi’s name made me screamed hard! i neva had a one on one relationship but watching him and his dedication in church (mfm headquaters) made me like him. he gave testimonies of the goodness of God in his life at every opportunity he had. he also praised God at every service. he was a christian! i lost my dad 4yrs ago, so ifeel what amy is feeling now. andi remember amy in diploma class at unilag. she was a proud daughter of her dad! Mr. levi, continue to sleep in the bosom of your lord. Nigeria miss u

  • salsera June 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    He had 8 kids?

  • loveth O. June 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    it is well

  • mujer casada June 3, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    aawwwwww! Pain! The pain of losing a father. I know it too well. What about the mom? Is she gone too? So tragic!

  • pynk June 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    It is well!

  • chichi June 3, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    This is just sad…and i hope God gives her the strength to endure…i dislike when ppl are consoling others and they use phrases such as “God loves him more”, God gives and God takes”. That is blasphamy right there…what exactly does that mean??..Can someone please explain this to me because i dont get it?..So God would rather snatch our loved ones from us because he wants more angels in heaven??..The God i know wants us to be happy and he hates to see us in pain..He knows our enemy is death and he will do something about it soon…If God is responsible for taking our loved ones, WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU BLAME SATAN FOR??..so that means God took the lives of the 150 who died on that plane because he loves them more??..We as christians teach that God is a God of love..Now, does that strike you as something a loving father would do??

    • tgirl June 3, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      @ Chichi, Yes its hard to fathom when people say God gives and God takes. However, when you search deeply in the scriptures you will know that hard as it may seem, nothing happens to God’s children without Him knowing this. Look at the story of Job in the bible, when satan wanted to show that he was not a faithful servant of God, God gave him permission but said touch not his life. But we saw that Job lost so much, everything was taken away from him, would you say He was not a good God for that to happen? No, He was and He still His and will always be. Everything is made for His Glory alone. Yes its hard to lose loved ones, but let us be comforted by the Holy spirit and strive hard on earth to make Heaven to see these loved ones who are no more here on earth but in Gods arms.
      May the souls of the departed continue to Rest in perfect peace and God in his mercies will comfort the families and friends. Oh Nigeria, God have mercy on the nation and cleanse us from the sins of the nation. God Bless,x

      • chichi June 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm

        @tgirl..i agree with you when you say that nothing happens to God’s children without him knowing..However, there is a huge difference between God allowing something to happen and him doing it himself. Im glad you used the example of Job. SATAN took job’s family not God. He only allowed it to happen and he rewarded Job for remaining faithful…like cici mentioned, God does not try us with something this bad. What ppl say or teach is that God “takes” or that he “loves so so and so more” and thats why he takes our loved ones..That teaching is blasphamy…Satan is responsible for the death of our loved ones..He is responsible for wars, for all the killings you hear in the news, for even this plane crash..HE LOVES TRAGEDY..It has nothing to go with God..Our loved ones dont die because God wants them in heaven with him…It is not hard to fathom that God gives and he takes. it simply makes no sense..Our loved ones will be resurrected and we will see them again as God promised in john 5:28,29

    • cicimileko June 4, 2013 at 12:28 am

      hi chichi I sooooooooooooooooooooo loved and agree with you wrote whole-heartedly, Jehovah is a God of love and does not try us with anything sad………………………………chichi can you please get in touch thru my email, I have a question for you and would be looking forward to reading from you

  • Bee June 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Awww!I remember Amy and Sarah from Wave Crest summer lessons!May his soul rest in peace and may God give them fortitude to bear the loss. It’s one thing to lose a loved one and its another thing to lose them to something that could have been prevented! May the souls of Ayoola, Maimuna, Dunni and all those who died in the crash rest in peace!!

  • Amale June 3, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    It is well, God will Comfort u all on the demise of ur father and as u remember him always Jesus will always put a fresh memory of the love u once shared.

  • Cerebro June 3, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Words aren’t enuf to describe these feelings, bcus really, you really dont know how to feel or act. trust me on that. Fatherhood is the cradle of every childhood. I’m tired of this flawed systems. Esp. In the Avaition sector. How much do you have to offer for the death of a loved one. I bet, if they had their own family, or close relative even grand relative or even themselves on that flight they would have double checked everything to make sure all equipment was functioning perfectly. But guess what, I’m sure they were all about the money as usually. Placing financial profit above human lives. What barbarism!!! And all they can say or do is read a long formal, emotionless apologetic letter, that was written by one of their staff( who is paid merge by the way) to decentisize the public and those who lost someone in the incident. And if that doesn’t work, then they resort to offering money. The same money which was the primary reason why the crash happened in the first place. Then if 1/10th of the victimized victims decide to accept the money( not like they have a choice really) the whole exec. Management starts pushing for the requisition of their license. This is the height of post-modern Cannibalism. Human consumption in a larger scale. And all we do most of the time is Applaud with our eyes veiled and our mouth wide shut.

  • Nono June 3, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    May his soul continue to Rest In Peace.. Amy, his spirit lives on in your life and that of your siblings. Keep making him proud.. xxx

  • Grace June 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    This is more than ‘touching’ Amy!!
    Your descriptions are EXACTLY how I remember your dad.
    Truly awesome man! A man with a great great sense of humor, firm grounds on a good spiritual relationship w/ the lord (100%), education and family.
    I love you guys as my own siblings! You KNOW your always in my prayers and on my mind.
    *hug!*

  • Kenny June 3, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    What a tribute to a great father. I sincerely believe you will surely reunite with your kids someday God willing RIP great man. To children, pls follow the foot steps of your dad and keep the family values going.

  • X- Factor June 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Wow! God keep You…..May hos soul RIP

  • Chikaka June 3, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Tears. Continue to rest in peace.

  • Nawa OOO June 3, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    wow i love the family pics. it is important to take pics like these for memories! God bless u all

  • nasa June 3, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    i dont know how it feels to lose a parent but i know one thing for sure……….that he is in a better place.RIP Levi

  • Still Freddie June 3, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I remember him for his Programme The Nations today Live , Every Sunday during the 90’s , MAy his soul RIP.

  • Theresa Omoronyia June 3, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    So sad, …may the soul of your dad and the souls of all the faithful departed continue to rest in peace, amen and may God continue to console all of you, who lost loved ones.

  • Uduak Akinfenwa June 4, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Wow. You made me tear up. I lost my Dad too. I know the feeling. Sweet memories indeed. Treasure them and God comfort you and your siblings.

  • realla June 4, 2013 at 10:28 am

    he was such a great guy… life sucks

  • Adaeze June 4, 2013 at 11:08 am

    May his gentle soul rest in peace. Amen.

  • Bukola June 4, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    May his soul rest in peace. im sure he was a good man, people said loads of nice things about him, you must be proud of him.

  • obitalk June 4, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Sorry about your loss my dear, May God grant you and your family the grace to carry strong.

  • Gyann June 5, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    THIS MAN WAS SO BLESSED! MAY HIS CHILDREN LIVE ON THE LEGACY. MAY HIS SOUL REST WELL IN HIS BOSSOM.

  • Sylvia June 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Sorry about your loss, May his soul continue to rest in peace

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  • Gloria Jacobs June 5, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    May his soul RIP

  • Nath Ekanem June 6, 2013 at 9:16 am

    i can remember when i use to tune in to Levi ajunoma;s open house party, May his soul rest in peace

  • Toolz ni June 6, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    ‘Hard work well done’…hmh…That I learn everyday .The Lord is your strength dear and will never forsake you.

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