Obituary Details

Kofi Boamah

January 8, 1935 - September 6, 2015

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time:
10:00 AM to 11:30 PM

Funeral

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Service Time:
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Cemetery

Location:
Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
Date:
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time:
Immediately Following Service

Notes

Kofi Boamah—husband, father, and grandfather —died on Sunday, September 6, 2015 in Raleigh, NC due to complications from diabetes and congestive heart failure.

On that blessed Friday of January 8th, 1935 a baby boy was born to Mr. Joseph Kwaku Boamah and Madam Comfort Ama Dede, both from the Etena and Asene Royal families of Abetifi-Kwahu respectively, both of blessed memory. As a child, Kofi was baptized and confirmed in the Presbyterian faith. His parents lived as traders at Agona Kwanyako, Asamankese and Nsawam. Kofi was the first born of eleven siblings.

Kofi, as he is affectionately called by friends and siblings, had his primary education at the Asamankese Presbyterian School and continued his secondary education at the Washington Carver Institute in Accra. He had his first employment at Birth and Death Registry in Sekondi-Takoradi and soon moved to Kumasi to work for Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA). He graduated in BA (Hons) International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Ghana.

In 1963, Kofi joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Secretariat and served under the first President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah at the Flag Staff House and had his first posting to the Ghana Embassy in Lome, Togo in 1965. In 1975, Kofi was again posted to the Ghana High Commission in New Delhi, India where he acted for a brief period as the Acting High Commissioner. He was recalled back home to be appointed a presidential staffer at the office of the President, Dr. Hilla Limann’s Peoples National Party (PNP) government in 1981. After the overthrow of the Limann administration, Kofi was posted to Ghana Embassy in Brussels, Belgium. Kofi’s diplomatic career finally halted when he had to resign over misunderstanding with the Military regime of Jerry John Rawlings in 1984. Kofi thereafter decided to relocate and took refuge in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Kofi was an altruist; generous and concerned about the welfare of others. He graciously helped so many people from all walks of life, and was a regular donor to organizations such as St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Easter Seal, and St. Joseph's Indian School. He strongly believed in education for all, such that being the eldest brother, provided education to all his siblings and other family members who cared to take advantage of his generosity. He was very affable with a great sense of humor, was also a disciplinarian, firm and fair. As the saying goes;

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Indeed Kofi was a trail blazer from ABETIFI! He made us proud, with him on our side, we felt human. Kofi left behind a wife of 36 years, Susan “Faafa” Laing Boamah, five children and five grandchildren.
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September 15, 2015
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Eric, nephew to kofi boamah
Posted on:
September 27, 2015
The world is a stage and the men and women players ,everyone comes and plays his part and is seen no more.W.Shakespeare.uncle ur demise has left the Asene clan of Abetifi poorer.u had a mild,good natured and sweet tempered character,I thank God for e chance to know u and being part of my life.U re gone but not forgotten, I cherish the fervent hope that we will meet each other at the resurrection. I will always love u .wofa.rest in perfect peace. Eric,MD
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The Boamah Family
Posted on:
September 16, 2015
TRIBUTE BY FAMILY
It is said that some tears never dry. Some broken hearts never mend and when death unexpectedly strikes, it is the heart that loves that feels the pain of parting.
Words are not enough to express the shock of your death on that fateful day of September, 6th 2015. Although we were aware that you were advancing in age yet we never dreamt we would lose you so soon.
Indeed, a great tree has fallen and life will never be the same for us any longer. The news of you passing away was like those bad dreams that one wakes up from reality and says “thank God it was a dream”. However, no matter how hard we wish, this dream has refused to be faked. Delivering the message was impossible but it had to be delivered anyway and come the grips of the fact that you are indeed gone and no more.
In all our pains we are grateful to the Lord, for bringing us up in the Lord. We take consolation in the word of God which says that “All things work together for our good, and in all things we should give him thanks”. So in the midst of tears and heartbreaks, we still say thank you for the gift which you so generously gave us in the person of our dear brother, father, uncle and friend whom you have called home. We count ourselves blessed that God gave you to us to provide us with leadership that we so much needed and cherished.. You have played your part with distinction; and we thank the almighty God for that.
As Christians, we have the hope that there is time for everything. There is the time to mourn, and there is the time to rejoice. There is also time for reunion, where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping and no more pains.
May the good Lord grant your soul a perfect rest till the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to convey the Saints home.
Fare thee well and our prayer is that the Almighty God who knows best grant your soul a perfect eternal rest that is perpetual, Brother Kofi, we will forever remember you.
We love you brother! Wofa Kofi! Nante yie!!.
“Damirefa due, due,due”!, “Due ne amanehunu!”.

Nana Akyemfo Asiedu AgyemanII, the Adontenhene of Kwahu Traditional Area and Abetifihene, Obaahemaa Nana Ama Amanua II, Nana Kwabena Atiah II, Asenehene of Abetifi, Obaapanin Nana Agyeiwaa Koree II, Asenehemaa, Nana Asiama Sampong, Etena Abusuapanin, Abetifi, Obaapanin Adwoa Mansah, Kofi Laing, George Owuraku Laing, Milicent Azinge, Nigeria; Kwame Preko, Accra, Nana Kwame Owusu, Asene Gyasehene, Nana Amankwa Boye, Enoch Boamah, UK; Chief of Amankwakrom Afram Plain, Nana Yaw Ampadu-Daaku, Akosua Asaah, Nkawkaw, Prof. Kofi Boamah, Namibia, Kofi Ameyaw, Reynolds Abrokwa Boamah, Akua Agyawah, Abetifi, Akosua Animwaa, Adwoa Love Preko, Kwame Osafo Boamah, Alice Boamah, Abena Antwiwaa, Yaa Awusie, Kwasi Brenyah Sampong, Kojo Yeboah, Ama Ankomaa, Rosemary Adwoa Bema, Adwoa Amoafi and the entire Asene Abusua (clan) announce the death of their beloved son:

CHIEF MOURNERS: Nana Kwabena Atiah, Asenehene of Abetifi, the Asene Hemaa, Kwame Preko, Accra, Nana Kwame Owusu Asene Gyasehene, Nana Amankwa Boye, Chief of Amankwakrom Afram Plain, Kyeiwaa Ohemaa of Amankwakrom, Kofi Ameyaw
Posted by:
A. Boamah
Posted on:
September 15, 2015
Dad I miss you so much! I'm still in shock wondering why GOD called on you or why he took you away from us. They say that he takes the best. No one knows but GOD. I know your in a better place resting so peacefully. I want you back I just want to hug you again. Like I stated to you before you passed away we will definitely see each other one day. I love and miss you. I'm constantly thinking of you. Rest in heavenly peace dad.

~A. Boamah
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kayla
Posted on:
September 15, 2015
Hi my name is Kayla and I am a local bible teacher. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. There is a very comforting scripture at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can all look forward to a time when death will be no more. I hope that this scripture can bring some true comfort during these difficult times.
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kayla
Posted on:
September 8, 2015
Hi my name is Kayla and I am a local bible teacher. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. There is a very comforting scripture at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can all look forward to a time when death will be no more. I hope that this scripture can bring some true comfort during these difficult times.
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Funeral

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7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Cemetery

Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
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Wake Forest, NC 27587
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