I am not sure how to do this. How can I try and describe someone so special in plain old words? All my colleagues will agree with me that Prof. Rachel Asagba was humble, peaceful, compassionate, and kind. She was gigantic in intellect, the epitome of humility, simplicity and gentleness. We'll remember Prof. Rachel Asagba with all her special nuances and our memories from all the years we were privileged to share with her.
How does one express the amazing essence and spirit of Prof. Rachel Asagba – her selfless generosity, uncompromising belief in all that is good and her unwavering commitment to family and friends? Words, even the very best of words, cannot pay tribute or truly capture the sense of loss that we are all feeling today. I always admired how she never judged or forced her opinions on anyone, but offered valuable and truthful advice that I will surely miss.
The loss is there, tangible and real within everyone…but Prof. Rachel Asagba exemplified life, love, laughter and an irrepressible belief and faith in seeing the best in everything. She was a wonderful mother to her children and laid a strong foundation for them. Her beautiful spirit will live on through her children.
And so today we honour her, by profoundly feeling and expressing our loss, but also by remembering Prof. Rachel Asagba – an amazing person who has played a unique and special role in all of our lives. May her gentle soul rest in peace.