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Welcome to the memorial page for

Emaifiok Nsikan Inokonuko

October 1, 1972 ~ October 2, 2017 (age 45)


Emaifiok Inokon (45) passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 from injuries he sustained in a horrific car accident in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born on October 1, 1972 in Columbia, Missouri. Ema, as he was simply known spent part of his early years in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, which is his place of origin.  As a child, he was surrounded by his siblings and extended family members.

Growing up, he loved to watch and play basketball and soccer. His nickname Aloma was given to him by his soccer buddies.  Ema enjoyed listening to music, cooking, hanging out and entertaining his family and friends. He was always known for his neatness and was made the Sanitary Prefect in high school, a trait that he continued until his passing.  

Upon graduation from high school, Ema returned to the United States for college.  He spent most of his adult life in New York, and attended Kingsborough Community College and Empire State College in New York with double majors in Psychology and Criminal Justice. During his college years, he worked fulltime in various positions, including the NYC Department of Homeless Services as a Police Officer. Lastly, Ema moved to Arizona in 2014 and worked with the Arizona Department of Health Services, as a Mental Health Program Specialist, until his demise.  

He had a very kind heart and quick wit and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Ema leaves behind his beautiful wife of 22 months, Uduak Inokon, two adorable children Elyssa Inokon (12) and Marciano Jayden Inokon (11 months), his parents Hon. Nsikan & Mrs. Susanna Inokon J.P., five loving siblings- Aniedi Akan Akpan, Idara Inokon-Ubon, Idoreyin Inokon, Unyime Inokon Udosen, Ofonime Inokon Anusionwu, and a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, in-laws, and friends.

Hymn 1 

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound 
That saved a wretch like me! 
I once was lost, but now am found; 
Was blind, but now I see. 

 ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, 
And grace my fears relieved; 
How precious did that grace appear 
The hour I first believed! 
 Through many dangers, toils and snares, 
I have already come; 
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, 
And grace will lead me home. 
 Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail, 
And mortal life shall cease, 
I shall possess, within the veil, 
A life of joy and peace. 
 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, 
The sun forbear to shine; 
But God, Who called me here below, 
Will be forever mine

 

Hymn 2 

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, 
When sorrows like sea billows roll; 
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, 
It is well, it is well, with my soul. 

It is well, with my soul, 
It is well, with my soul, 
It is well, it is well, with my soul. 

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, 
Let this blest assurance control, 
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate, 
And hath shed His own blood for my soul. 

Refrain 

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought! 
My sin, not in part but the whole, 
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more, 
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! 

Refrain 

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight, 
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll; 
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend, 
Even so, it is well with my soul 

 

 

 

 

TRIBUTES 

You left me beautiful memories  

Your love is still my guide 

And though we cannot see you 

You are always by our sides……Uduak 

 

Dad, I miss you already 

I can only think of the things we have done together 

the fun we have had 

 during your short time on earth…..Elyssa 

 

Dad, I never got the chance to call you  

The three letter word…… Jayden 

 

My dearest brother Ema, it’s so sad 

you had to leave us so early and so unexpectedly. 

I wish heaven could have waited much longer to call you home….Ofon 

 

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, 

I’m following the path God laid for me. 

I took his hand when I heard his call, 

I turned my back and left it all. 

 

I could not stay another day, 

To laugh, to love, to work, to play. 

Tasks left undone must stay that way, 

I’ve found that peace at the end of the day. 

If my parting has left a void, 

 

Then fill it with remembered joy. 

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, 

Ah, yes, these things too I will miss. 

 

Be not burdened with times of sorrow, 

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. 

My Life’s been full, I savoured much, 

Good friends, good times, a loved one’ touch. 

 

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, 

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. 

Lift up your heart and share with me, 

God wanted me now, He set me free. 

- Unknown Author 

 


 Service Information

Viewing
Saturday
October 21, 2017

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
All Options Funeral Home
1525 W University Dr. #102
Tempe, AZ 85281

Service of Songs
Saturday
October 21, 2017

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lovefest Church
1290 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Service of Songs
Thursday
October 26, 2017

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Valley Stream Baptist Church
1865 Central Ave.
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 28, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home
179-24 Linden Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434

Committal
Saturday
October 28, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Charles Catholic Cemetary
2015 Wellwood Ave.
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Repast
Saturday
October 28, 2017

12:30 PM
Inokon Family Home
5 Freeman Ave
Elmont, NY 11003


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