Ida Obamwonyi Phillips

Sunrise, March 24, 1952 ~ Sunset, April 2, 2021

Ida Obamwonyi Phillips, age 69, passed away April 2, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Ida was born March 24, 1952 in Washington D.C. She was a member of A.G.G.S. (Anglican Girls Grammar School). Ida was preceded in death by her Mother, Hazel Joyce Obamwonyi- Phillips; Father, Sunday Obamwonyi; Sisters, Cynthia Aki and Louis Imade; and Niece, Precious Imade. She is survived by numerous family members including: Chester Aki, Aida Yvette Aki, Braxton Aki, Autumn Aki (San Antonio,TX); Collins Aki, Jen Yoder (Nashville, TN); Ajiri Aki-Buchwalder, Thomas Buchwalder, Noomi Buchwalder, Baz Buchwalder (Paris France); Basil Ehikwe (Hillside Union, NJ); Glory Okokhere (Santa Clarita, CA); Trevor Phillips (Jamaica); Josh Phillips (Boston, MA); Osato Imade (Austin,TX); Ernest Imade (Houston,TX); The Obamwonyi’s; Elizabeth Jatto (London) and Cherida Ihama (London).

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 1:30 pm at Cook Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar, Austin, Texas 78752 with interment following at Cook Walden Memorial Hill Cemetery.


17 April

Funeral Service

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Cook-Walden Funeral Home

6100 North Lamar
Austin, TX 78752


Ida Obamwonyi Phillips

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Tos Otoks

April 12, 2021

Ms. Obamwonyi was an extraordinary English teacher and house mistress at Idia College, Benin City. She made queens out the girls under her tutelage. During her time at Idia College, she touched many lives, no one was spared from her influence.

May her soul rest in peace.

Rowena Aifuwa

April 12, 2021

Ida, you will be very truly and greatly missed. Your candid opinions no matter how different it may be from all, your selfless service shown when we held our last outing as a Chapter at Austin and you hosted, and your very unassuming self.
I am grateful for all the time we worked together as executives of our Old School bcos I was closer to you then than at school. Rest at the bosom of the Almighty until that resurrection morning when all those who accepted His Son Jesus will meet and part no more. Ekenuye vbe erinmwin Evbue-Evbu!!!😇🙏🙏🙏

Gladys Aguele Adeleye

April 11, 2021

Miss Obawmonyi was my English Language teacher at Idia College, Benin City Nigeria (1988-1990). She was not just an ordinary teacher but our mentor, an inspiration and a motivator. Now that I am a teacher, I regularly engage her words, methods and teaching-strategies to spur my students onto greatness. Miss Obawmonyi will be deeply missed but she shall live in our hearts forever. Farewell Miss.

Frances Alexander-Kyles

April 7, 2021

Sending prayers of comfort to the family. I will miss her smile and laughter. Such a graceful soul. Rest In Peace my sister.