Elleth Adina Ehiorobo
Elleth Adina Ehiorobo—our mother, sister, and aunty—went to sleep on December 16, 2014. Elleth was a compassionate, kind, giving, innovative and energetic mother who had a self-sacrificing spirit. She never gave up in her quest to do her best for her family, for others, and for children. She loved children!
Elleth was born on December 5, 1936. She was born in the beautiful island of Jamaica. She emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1958. While in the United Kingdom, Elleth trained as a nurse. She met her surviving husband, Nathaniel Ehiorobo, in the United Kingdom and was married in 1959. Elleth was married to Nathaniel for 53 years, until her unfortunate death on December 16, 2014.
Elleth moved with her husband—Nathaniel to Nigeria—his country of birth. She worked side by side with Nathaniel for many years, until she obtained work as a teacher in an elementary school in Sapele, Nigeria. In 1974, Elleth opened her private school—Lydia Schools. She started with a daycare program, which grew to a kindergarten program, to an elementary school, middle school and secondary school. Today, Lydia Schools has been responsible for thousands of graduates over 40 years. Most of her graduates live in many parts of the world, and many maintain prominent positions in Nigeria.
Elleth is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Nathaniel Ehiorobo. Her children Oriville Gordon, Lorna Ehiorobo, Nathaniel Ehiorobo, Terry Ehiorobo, and Norman Ehiorobo also survive her. She is also survived by 18 grand-children. Additionally, her siblings survive Elleth: Elsie Kearns—New York; Elizabeth Stewart—Milwaukee; Daniel Palmer—Jamaica; Clarence Palmer—Derby, UK; Hermine Cooper—Jamaica; Glennor Broderick—New York; Irvine Palmer—Tampa; Caple Palmer—Miramar; Vilma Brown—Orlando; Gertrude Palmer—Jamaica; Jean Forbes—Scarborough, Canada; Ashley Palmer—Birmingham; Bobby Palmer—Derby, UK.
Elleth is preceded in death by her sons—Owen Ehiorobo, and Eugene Ehiorobo.
We will miss mom, sister, aunty, big aunty very much—she was loved by many. We look forward to the words in John 5: 28, 29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice…and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life…”
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