Nelson, you bring me to tears each time I remember that I won't see you again when I travel to the states.
I call you Mayor because you are a people's man and the good in your lengthy conversations to ensure that messages, instructions, descriptions, etc are well understood will be missed.
I can't keep trying to imagine how your family, relatives, friends and associates will be able to cope with this except that we are comforted by God's Word in Isaiah 57:1 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
Adieu Nelson, my brother, friend and neighbor.
Alas, the Admiral has sailed ☹️
Why Admiral? Why?
You gave strength!
You gave hope!
You gave vision!
You gave courage!
Truth was first nature to you!
Many of us hung on to your courage.
You gave a reason to wake up next day to continue!
But then you had other plans!
You sailed away in the quiet of the night in calm waters!
Will the sailor return and say I didn’t mean to go away! I didn’t mean to leave you!
For we have so much to do and we were only just getting started!
Please I beg you to say those words!
My ears listen for the faintest hope of those words.
My heart pounding with apprehension.
But it is a dream! Isn’t it?
I will wake up from this nightmare! Won’t I?
I know they say there is a time for everything, but it surely wasn’t the time for you to set sail.
It’s a struggle daily down here now with the void you have left.
How do I cope? How do I carry on?
There can be no replacements for the SMS’s and phone calls.☹️
As you journey my dear Admiral Nelson, remember us for in God’s time we shall have a big hug again.
Farewell great admiral Nelson!
May your beautiful soul rest in peace.
Dr kenneth Ikhide
…Waiting to hear from a brother
We chatted countless times over the last 5-6years regularly.
Some calls would be video calls.
Your calls grew on me over the years.
You would tell me you were only calling to say “I remain loyal o”
We would chat long and we would discuss each families welfare.
…now I am waiting for your call.
I get tempted to send a message to your phone hoping desperately you would respond.
This pain hurts really deeply.
I have struggled to come to terms with this as I … still await your call.
Our last encounter on your way back to the US from Nigeria, I came to the airport as you were willing to risk missing your flight for us to catch up as you only had a few hours transit time here.
I remember the hug and the big smiles and the rushed trip to my home and after barely sitting we rushed back to the airport where we sat and spent good quality time together before your flight.
How was I to know that would be our last face to face encounter? ☹️
…. Still I await your call.
I had high hopes we would meet at the reunion.
Even now, …. I await your call to tell me you will be there!
You put every ounce of your being into the reunion and you gave me strength and confidence that everything was going very well. Then suddenly, you sailed away without a goodbye.
This pain in deep.
You had so much left to do, you were only just getting started. Why? Why? Why?
And ….This pain is deep.
As I journey now without you, your quietly but firmly spoken message to us all will continue to reverberate with me for the remainder of my own journey.
That message was one of FAIRNESS, TRUTH, COURAGE AND LOVE.
My brother Nelson, I miss you so much that it hurts.
As God has allowed this to happen, I pray that your lovely soul rests in peace and may our good Lord comfort your family and friends.
It is not a goodbye my friend and brother.
I cannot bring myself to tell you goodbye.
The goodbye would be when we meet again in God’s time.
It was a privilege and honour to have known you my brother.
The great Admiral, sail the calm waters and sail smoothly.
Dr kenneth Ikhide
Although I don’t have the words to say it, I thank you for always being there for us.
Even when you were down,
You always seemed to care.
You meant so much to all of us;
You were special and that’s no lie.
You brightened up the darkest day
And even the greyest sky.
Many tears I have seen and cried.
They have all poured out like rain.
I remember you and what you used to say.
You made each of us smile
They say in time it gets easier.
I don’t believe that you have moved.
You didn’t say goodbye.
Our friendship is forever.
Although you’re away physically,
You’ll always remain in my heart.
Peacefully rest on
My Solution Brother/ Friend.
Still thinking it is a dream I should wake up from. I am proud to say that growing up as sibling till date is the best gift God has giving me. You are my elder bother for life and death can not separate us because of our faith in Christ.
You are a man who love God and full of faith. Your testimonies linger on in my memory. You left a good positive print in anyone who you ever encounter . Easy going and loving man and never saw you fight. You only fight the good fight of faith and for justice, a fixer and helper to all. I would always miss you.
Goodnight and not Goodbye Bros.
I am still in shock but not confused about your change of form from morality to immortality. It will be impossible to say what you meant to me and many others, I just say a big thanks to Almighty God for giving me the opportunity to know you . As you join the saints triumphant, fare the wellmy dear brother and friend. I will always remember you and the good times we shared together. God Bless your memory forever. Rest well Nelson Iyare
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Mr. Nelson Agbonavbare Iyare
12/27/1965 - 06/05/2022.
Gone too soon:
Good night my beloved little brother as you have been called to rest : though too soon and so sudden but sleeping gloriously with our father God and our ancestors.
Good night my beloved little brother as I give thanks to God for the time we had together. The love we shared, the good times, the children you left behind and yes the disagreements we had. That is what love and family is about.
Good night my beloved little brother for your dedicated community service to those you helped; Know that they are in turn helping now.
Sleep on my beloved baby brother Nelson, sleep on as the angels celebrate your arrival in heaven despite the tremendous pain we feel with your passing.
Sleep on knowing that you continue to be loved and dearly missed but always remain in our hearts.
Ókhięn ędę hia!
Erhinmwin n'uye, Evbu-evbu.
From your big sister,
Augustina Omosigho Iyare.
It was nice growing up with someone like you – someone to lean on, someone to count on… someone to tell on
May the soul of my friend and brother rest in peace. I pray God to comfort the family and give them the strength to bear this loss.
May his soul Rest In Peace
My sincere condolences and prayers for the family and may his soul Rest In Peace
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.