Tribute to Stella Musa: It’s hard to believe that Stella girl is gone. She’s gone too soon! The ExxonMobil community is saddened by her sudden exit and I am particularly pained by the loss of an amiable friend and colleague. Stella and I were in the same department in her last 3years in ExxonMobil. She served Mobil Producing Nigeria meritoriously for over 30years, from Jan 1985 to Dec 2015. She was a very diligent worker who took her job seriously. In the words of her former boss, Stella was a dedicated staff per excellence. Stella was a woman of faith, she was a devout Catholic, she was a a great soul, welcoming everyone with a nice smile. She was like a sister to all. She will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to you, Mr Paul MUSA, Ewere, Havillar, John and Joana, I pray that the Almighty God give you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. I know it’s very tough to bear, but please take solace in the belief that your golden Jewel, Stella, has gone to rest peacefully in the bosom of the Lord, away from this troubled world. God will give you comfort and an everlasting peace now and forever more. Amen Adebiyi Aderinto, April 17, 2021 Rest In Peace!You were loving and impactful woman, May you live through your children and grandchildren; may your love and kindness live on! Josephine and Godwin Onyet, April 16, 2021 TRIBUTE TO LATE MRS. STELLA MUSA The news of the death of Mrs. Stella Musa is still like a dream to me. How could it be Mrs. Stella at this time? Why Mrs. Stella who has been such a wonderful and caring mother to me? The words of her last motherly advice to me is still very fresh in memory. Her humility, simplicity and generosity was next to none. If the life of Mrs. Stella affected me positively as a person who is not her immediate or extended family member, how her life would have positively impacted the members of her immediate and extended family! I pray for you her family that God will give you fortitude to bear this irreparable loss and May the soul of Mrs. Stella Musa and the souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen. Itoro Michael Itoro Michael, April 9, 2021 MR. PAUL MUSA & FAMILY Dear Sir, CONDOLENCE MESSAGE It was with great shock but with total submission to the will of God that we received the sad news of the demise of our dear Sister Stella Irelamie Musa who passed on to glory on March 23, 2021. Sister Stella Musa was a dedicated member of the Confraternity and a backbone who made immense contribution to the growth of the Confraternity in our Parish. In her simplicity of life, she discharged all of her obligations as member of the Confraternity until her death. We are in deep sorrow as a Confraternity as we express our heartfelt condolence to you for this irreparable loss of our Sister Stella Musa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this moment of grief. Our earnest prayer is that God who deemed it fit to call our Sister Stella home at this time, will through the intercession of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, grant her soul eternal rest and you, her family, the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. May the soul of Sister Stella Irelamie Musa and the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen. SISTER NIKKI DURU BROTHER ITORO MICHAEL PRESIDENT SECRETARY
Work Buddies, Ex - ExxonMobil, April 7, 2021 A TRIBUTE TO MY CHILDHOOD FRIEND-STELLA IRELAMIE MUSA. It took me so long to do this, I just could not bring myself to write tribute of my childhood friend. I am doing this in so much pain and tears because our lives were joined, running the same race since 1971, we went through secondary school together, university, we were best friends, always hanging together during all our midterms at Auchi/Jattu in company of Fatima Mede and her sister Patricia Opute. After our secondary school in 1975, we did our A levels together in Benin. We were always together at her aunty’s house on Sapele Road. Stella’s house was my second home. After A levels, we both went to University of Ibadan to study languages and went to Moscow together in 1980/1981 for our year abroad programme. Stella and I never had a break in our 50 year friendship. So I thought our friendship was forever, and forever means growing old together, it never occurred to me that we will be separated for good in our early 60s. But what can I say at this point as a Christian, God knows best and He does not do wrong. I thank God for Stella’s life. She lived a fulfilled Christian life. Her church was her second home. Stella was a loving and gentle soul. For the 50years that I knew Stella, she never complained about anyone to me except for early marriage teething problems which they both overcome immediately and became each other’s “honey” and inseparable couple. Stella was a reliable and dependable friend. Although Stella did not live a fairly “long life”. She lived a fulfilled and quality life, she lived caring for others, she was selfless and lived for the church, she lived making sure everything and everyone around her was okay. After her hard work here, I am very certain my friend is resting with her maker Our Lord Jesus Christ. Good night my friend Stella Irelamie until we meet again at Jesus feet. I will miss you so so much. Genny Adeosun
EXXONMOBIL RETIREES’ FORUM , April 1, 2021 I am shocked to hear of the untimely death of a wonderful faithful of our. Church - St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Victoria Island, Lagos. I have come to know her as a good practicing Catholic to the core, ever so cheerful and indeed a sweet soul to know. I am sad to hear that you departed at a time when you are needed most to finish the work you have started here on earth but I am glad to know you have gone to your Maker where there is heavenly bliss and no toil. Rest in peace sweet Stella. Patience Odu, March 31, 2021 Stella memories I have of you are of smiles, friendly, you were both a trustworthy colleague, friend and sister all rolled into one. Adieu sister and may your affectionate gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Oladimeji ISIAKA, March 31, 2021 Too soon Stella, too soon. Rest in perfect peace. Gloria Essien Danner , March 30, 2021 Madam Stella as I liked to call her became a friend when we worked together in NPO. She never took offense at anything even when I teased her on different issues. We always managed to have a hearty good laugh at the end of every argument. Among all the people I know who have gone to Vatican/ Jerusalem, she was the only one that brought me back a picture of our Holy Father which I used to show case in my office then- my own ‘Papal Medal’ as I liked to refer to it. It was really a shock to me to hear of her passing as I did not even know she was sick. This death indeed confirms what Shakespeare noted about life - “... but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more”. I can’t believe Stella that I chatted with late last year on the sidelines of a discussion in our Retirees platform is gone. Just like that! I now commend her entire family to the care and love of our God Almighty.
Edwin Nwagwu, March 30, 2021 Dear Stella. May the faithful departed rest in perfect peace and may God Almighty grant her family the fortitude to bear the loss. Stella was my sister in Mobil. We met while on secondary vacation at Auchi and also met briefly at the University of Ibadan. Stella joined Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, a few years after I and our relationship rekindled. She was the Godmother for my 2nd child and was always present at all our family events. My last meeting with Stella was in late December 2019 at a reception for the daughter and son-in-law at Lekki Phase 1. Never knew this was her goodbye party. We will miss your ever-smiling face and availability to help others. Rest in peace Stella. Gilbert Odior Gilbert Odior, March 30, 2021