Rebecca Ofosu Oware

November 21, 1958 - June 6, 2019 (60 years old)

Newark, New Jersey

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rebecca Ofosu Oware (Newark, New Jersey), who passed away on June 6, 2019, at the age of 60, leaving to mourn family and friends. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Rebecca Ofosu Oware to pay them a last tribute. You may also light a candle in honor of Rebecca Ofosu Oware. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 20th 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at the International Central Gospel (438 Valley Street. Orange NJ).

Mrs. Rebecca A Ofosu-Oware widely known as Auntie Becky or Sister Ewurabena was granted her angel wings on June 6th, 2019, after a very short illness. Her final days on this earth were spent surrounded by family and loved ones who were touched by her generous and loving spirit worthy of emulation by all. She always had a beautiful smile on her face and was always willing to come to the aid of any person in need. Auntie Becky was the embodiment of a generous spirit. Paraphrasing Simone de Beauvoir “She gave her all and yet she always felt it cost her nothing”.

Rebecca was born to Mrs. Juliana Nkromah and the late Mr. George Kweku Amuquandoh on November 21st, 1958 in Cape Coast Ghana. After accepting a teaching position at Enyan Abaasa in the Central region of Ghana Mrs. Juliana Nkromah relocated to Enyan Abaasa with Rebecca, where she started her primary education. It was at Enyan Abaasa where her mother met her Late husband Mr. S.A Nkromah. The family eventually moved to Winneba where she continued her education at Methodist primary school. One can only imagine the trepidation felt by a young Rebecca attending a school where her Dad was the school principal. She managed to go through her primary education and ended up at Methodist girls’ school in Winneba where her mother happens to be the home science teacher. Poor Rebecca couldn’t catch a break. She was also a member of Ebenezer Methodist church choir at Winneba.

After successful completion of her middle school education, she was accepted to the Swedru School Of Business, popularly known as SWESBU for her secondary education. She took a position as a pupil teacher at Awutu Beraku in the central region of Ghana after leaving SWESBU. It was during this period that she developed the love for teaching which led to her enrollment at OLA Teachers Training college in Cape Coast, Ghana. She graduated as a trained teacher in 1984 and was initially posted to teach at a primary school at Darkoman in Accra. She was later transferred to Odorkor Primary school, where she taught until migrating to the United State.

Rebecca became a certified nurse’s aide when she migrated to the United State in the year 2000. She worked at Windsor Gardens nursing home in East Orange NJ as a Nurse’s Aide caring for the elderly and sickly until her sudden sickness in early April 2019. Her compassion for all patients made her a shinning example of what a nurse is supposed to be. In her hospital room her supervisor remarked that Becky was a master at turning around the very sick to healthy and smiling patients within a week. All it took was compassion and love which flowed freely from her heart. She did her job with prodigious enthusiasm worthy of emulation.

Rebecca met the man who will later become her beloved husband Mr. Moses Ofosu-Oware whom she affectionately calls “Kuu” in 1976 while visiting her grandma at Tema. They fell in love and started dating in 1979. She was a beautiful girl hence many suitors tried to woo her away from Moses but her dedication and love for Moses never wavered. Her love for Moses even withstood his long absence from Ghana when his exploits took him to Israel for more than two years. Their love and dedication for each other culminated into a marriage in 1989. They were blessed with three beautiful, caring and intelligent girls.

Her love for her siblings was anomalous by any measure. She will always go extraordinary lengths to make sure that her siblings are comfortable. Being the eldest daughter naturally endowed her with a tender motherly care for all her younger siblings. She will be greatly missed but heaven has gained an angel.

Rebecca is survived by her loving husband, Mr. Moses Ofosu-Oware, her three daughters, Sarpomah Ofosu-Oware, Juliana Ofosu-Oware and Keziah Ofosu-Oware, her two granddaughters Persis Azuga and Christa Asare, her son-in-law Mr. Emmanuel Asare, her mother Mrs. Juliana Nkromah and her siblings, Mrs. Joana Boye, Mr. Ebo Nkrumah, Mr. Kobina Aboagye Nkromah, Dr. Kodwo Oduro Nkromah, Mrs Gifty Sinbad Abeka, Ms. Georgina Amuquandoh, Mr. George Amuquandoh, Ms. Irene Amuquandoh, Mrs. Esi Hammond, Mrs. Esi Hackman, Mr. Michael Amuquandoh, Mrs. Araba Asmah, Mrs. Henrietta Freeman and Mr. Kojo Amuquandoh.

Sister Ewrabena, Damirifa Due. Nyame mfa wo nsie wo ne aheman mu!!!!


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July 20

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International Central Gospel
438 Valley Street. Orange NJ 07050

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