In loving memory of Rita Nwamaka Burke
On the morning of the 25th January 2021 as the sun rose high in the sky, my mums spirit was also lifted into heaven. She passed away peacefully with me and my cousin by her side listening to her favourite Motown classics.
My mum was the epitomy of strength, something that she gifted to me and for that I am so grateful. She always said when it was her time to go, never to cry, instead smile and remember the good times. What keeps me going is knowing that she is reunited with her love, my father Gary Burke and her parents Virginia and Alexander Onyiah.
She will be missed dearly and life will not be the same without her. I already miss her listening to Whitney Houston, Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight (to name a few) on repeat.
But I know she is now resting in perfect peace.
Forever loved, my mama, Rita Nwamaka Burke