IF EVER THERE WAS A LADY! TRIBUTE TO MAMA T

E.L. QUARTEY JNR. (DR.)

E.L. QUARTEY JNR. (DR.)

If ever there was a lady of timeless style and steely substance it was certainly Mama T.

 

My early memories from infancy are of a stunningly beautiful Auntie Theresa, and her luminary architect husband, Kenneth (Winky) Scott, as close friends of my dear Uncle and Aunt, Charlie and Genevieve Easmon, as well as my own beloved parents Nii and Laura Quartey, all of blessed memory. As a child, I wondered how a judge could be so gorgeous, genteel and generous (clearly, I had taken the bible story of the wicked judge too literally).

 

Despite the echelons she attained, Mama T, like the unparched evergreen tree, was well rooted and always in bloom bearing fruit for the benefit of many. She was ever caring, about my family and indeed so many others, especially as a wonderful mother to her son in law Kenneth (sadly deceased) second only to his own also formidable mother, Aunty Alberta.

 

Graceful, dignified and loving is the best way to capture the seamless manner in which Mama T transitioned into and embraced her twilight years. I could go on extolling the countless virtues of this great matriarch but others must also have their say.

 

Dear Geta and family, be ye not crestfallen, rather chin up, emboldened by all the good Aunty Theresa espoused and the brilliant legacy she has left us.

 

Mama T you were decency and humaneness personified. You have left us sad though encouraged and inspired. We will always miss and love you, we rejoice in the Lord knowing that by your passing the ranks of heaven’s mighty armies have been shored by a compassionate, protective and just angel.

 

Rest in Perfect Peace.