Vocalist Chinyere Okwuadigbo

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May she rest in Peace, Chinyere Okwuadigbo was a wonderful woman, and a joy to be around. Her buoyant spirit was infectious and she always seemed to have a smile on her face. Born in Nigeria, she immigrated to the USA and landed in Fort Wayne Indiana.

Eventually, she was joined here by her son, Uzoma Albert, who has also provided vocal on the Dream Rodeo Project.

It was an honor to know her.

Here is the obituary that was in the paper when she died.

Chinyere Okwuadigbo, 59, died Monday, December 29, 2008 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a school teacher for Associated Churches at Indian Village Elementary School, and also was the founder of The Chineme Christian School of Fort Wayne. Survivors include sons, Uzoma O. Albert, Emmanuel “Obi” Okwuadigbo both of Fort Wayne; mother, Grace Harbor of Lagos, Nigeria; sisters, Edna Isiorho of Fort Wayne, Mabel Inameti of Lagos, Nigeria, Edith Adeleke of Evans, GA; brother, Dr. Ogbo Harbor of South Africa; former husband, Emmanuel Albert of Fort Wayne; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Rd. with calling 1 hour prior, Rev. Denise Trimble officiating, an additional memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Memorials to the family.