OBITUARY

Chukwuka Festus Nwosu

October 12, 1960June 21, 2020

Chukwuka Festus Nwosu was born on October 12, 1960 and passed away on June 21, 2020 and is under the care of Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery Winkenhofer Chapel.

Visitation will be held on July 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery Winkenhofer Chapel, 2000 Cobb Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA. Graveside Service will be held on July 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery Winkenhofer Chapel, 2000 Cobb Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 3, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 3, 2020

Memories

Chukwuka Festus Nwosu

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Chukwudum Nwosu

July 6, 2020

My dear brother FESTUS CHUKWUKA ABAYOMI OKONKWO (FACO) as you are fondly called by close friends and family. I thank God knowing you are resting well in his bosom, no more suffering. You will always be remembered as one who always smiled and one who always puts a smile on others faces. You loved life! You loved life so much, I remember how you would go to boutiques to shop for clothes and come home fully dressed in new clothes, when asked, your retort would be ' please let me enjoy my new clothes before a car hits me while crossing the street and I don't get to wear my new clothes' and we would all laugh about it. Just like our dad, you liked having people around you and loved to have fun. You loved and protected us your siblings like your own, being the first born, and I dare not skip my home work. You loved your wife so much and this is how I found out...on your trip to Nigeria in 1997, while I was taking you around you literally pointed out every woman you saw that looked like Winnie, In my thoughts I would say hmm this man loves and misses his wife so much. Your two kids were your pride and joy as you had a lot to say about them before I met them. You were generous and fun to be around. We will miss you, but it's time for you to rest. Rest well my big brother till we meet to part no more!

Ken Alolo

July 3, 2020

I didn't quite know FACO in person as we never met. I entered Edo college a year after he left. I am however very close to his younger brother Emeka Aka Faco jnr and used to go to their house a lot. We grew up together in the same area in Benin and attended Edo college together. He often talks about his elder brother in America.
Really sad to hear of the untimely death of FACO. This must be trying times for the family. May his soul continue to rest in peace in the Lord.
Condolences to the Nwosu family.

Leslie Odion Okojie

July 3, 2020

Dear FACO, You depart from us because it is the will of Our Lord. It is also His will that you will rest in His Eternal Kingdom for evermore. We will miss you but He needs you more. Your wife and children, and siblings, and in-laws, and friends will surely miss your warm smile, your comforting presence, and your deep spirituality. We will always remember to emulate your loving and generous spirit. My friend and brother, it will be well with us that you leave behind because it is always well according to His will. Rest In Peace, FACO.

Ngozi Uroghide

July 3, 2020

I bless God for the life of my beloved brother, Festus Chukwuka Nwosu. After Mama's 80th birthday, we all decided that Chuka's 60th birthday in October 2020 would be celebrated together. We looked forward to that time. God, who is God all by Himself, decided it was time for Chuka to come home to Him.
Our God is an unquestionable God, our sovereign God, therefore we return all glory and adoration to Him. We are comforted by the fact that Chuka was surrounded by LOVE till his last breathe. Love from our wonderful wife, Winnie, the children and other extended family members made everything easy. God is a faithful God. He will never leave us without comfort. May my precious brother's soul rest in perfect peace. Amen. Lord, you are good!!!

Emeka Nwosu

July 3, 2020

Growing up, I was happy to have a big brother like you who taught me a whole lot of things. I didn’t know letting go will be so hard, but I do know that you are in a better place.
Sleep on my dear brother. I will so miss you

Oby Okeke

July 2, 2020

Chuka was my older brother. Growing up with Chuka, the home was filled with with laughter. He was a prankster and anybody was fair game to his pranks. He never met a stranger. He treated everyone as if he had known them all his life. He was very kind and generous. He was lucky to have met and married the love of his life, Winnie. Chuka: you left your two beautiful kids early but we take comfort in knowing that that you are resting with God. You fought hard. Bye darling brother till we meet again.

Frank Ibeaji

July 2, 2020

I tried to track you down when I found out you had moved to the US as I knew you would. It was an exercise in futility because you wanted to be left alone; I suspect after you became incapacitated-you did not wish to become a burden to your friends. Only after you passed on did I find out we lived in the same neck of the woods in Cobb County, Georgia.
In our minds-we always knew this time would come. But knowing it and living it, has come and gone so fast. Goodbyes are often hard to say for our generation; the grunt and bear it generation like the ones before ours.
You're not gone, buddy; you remain alive in the minds, hearts, and lives you've touched. My memories of that jolly good fella with a boisterous laugh are what I have left.
So long FACO, so long my friend, the great OWUSU of Ghana.
(End)

Frank Ibeaji

Frank Ibeji

July 2, 2020

TRIBUTE: FESTUS CHUKWUKA NWOSU, A DEAR FRIEND.
We met during our formative years at Edo College, Benin City-in that concrete oasis surrounded by a moat and the noise of a bustling city. We shared good and challenging times as dormitory mates in Nana House, down the gravelled valley.
There was that time we even came to blows; a one sided affair because you were so much bigger and stronger back then. A close friendship followed-along with trips to your family home in the city. A home with the trappings of a Coca-Cola executive that your dad was. You often regaled us with stories about your uncles in the US and the successful lives they built for themselves there.
Those stories later gave me the courage to contemplate a move to the US when I became frustrated with the increasingly militarized system that some of us thought was stacked against us nonconformists.
We all had nicknames back then. I cannot really recall how some of those nicknames came about. While others called you FACO “Tioro”, I preferred to call you, OWUSU of Ghana! You in turn, called out, “Sam Beke”. Sam Beke? My memory bank is nearing an overflow status-perhaps it was taken from one of those novels we carried in our back pockets before DSTV & Netflix; Mickey Spillane, Nick Carter, James Hadley Chase?
To capture images of our changing appearances before smart phones and the social media apps of today, we had Polaroid cameras and Kodak instant cameras. We were amazed by pictures that came alive in minutes. And then we lost touch after packing our bags to face the brutal world waiting for us outside the school’s gates. Unfortunately, there was no Facebook or Twitter back then to facilitate connectivity. (Page 1)

Chuka Konwea

July 2, 2020

It was with great sadness and lots of trepidation that we, the ex-classmates of Festus Chuka Nwosu at Edo College Benin- City (1973 - 1978) received the news of his passing. We knew fully well that Faco (that was his old moniker then) had been unwell for quite some time. Yet we hoped against hope, some way, somehow, and some day, that he would make a miraculous recovery.
Sadly this was not to be. Man proposes but God disposes.
Faco may be gone, but his memory lingers on indelibly in our minds. He will be remembered very fondly as an ever smiling, cheerful, friendly, and highly influential member of our cadre.
It is not many people that give themselves nicknames and those names stick with their peers. Ordinarily it is peers that would give their colleagues nicknames, not the other way around. It is a measure of Faco's lofty standing in our midst that the name he gave himself was universally adopted.
I fondly remember how he would boldly write Faco across his notebooks. Even some of our younger teachers in those days very much knew who Faco was.
As Faco bows out, we are very much consoled by the fact that God blessed him with a good wife Winnie and great children who are doing well. The commendable manner with which Winnie stood beside our departed colleague-at-arms in his health challenges has not gone unnoticed in our ranks. She unreservedly commands our full respect as a very worthy wife.
Faco as you transit to the life hereafter, may you find admittance into the eternal court of the Most High Creator. And may our Lord Jesus Christ absolve you of all your sins.

Anthony Chuka Konwea

Nosa Evbuomwan

July 2, 2020

FACO, the sting of death has come. You fought and fought. Now you sleep and rest. Resurrection now awaits us to reunite. FACO I had wished that God would do a miracle and give you back to us as we knew you. Since June 1978 I have missed you and we have missed you. We are now only left with the fond memories of our Edo College days. You will always be in our hearts. ADIEU my classmate. ADIEU friend. ADIEU my Tennis partner. (End)

Nosayaba Evbuomwan, PhD, Grapevine, Texas

FROM THE FAMILY