It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Nnamdi M. Okolo, a cherished son, brother, and friend. Nnamdi's vibrant spirit left us on September 10, 2023, in Houston, Texas at the age of 19.
He was born on May 2, 2004, the son of Dr. Joseph Okolo and the late Stacey Elaine Hunt-Okolo.
Nnamdi lived a life filled with passion and purpose. He embraced every opportunity that came his way and touched the lives of those around him. Nnamdi was known for his warm heart, infectious laughter, and unwavering dedication to fighting for equality.
In his early years, he attended St. Mary's School where he began to nurture his curious mind. He then continued his education at McCallie Boys School in Chattanooga, TN, where he expanded his horizons and forged lasting friendships. Currently, he was pursuing his dreams at the University of Houston in Texas.
Beyond his academic pursuits, Nnamdi had a thriving career as a part-time model, where his magnetic presence captivated everyone.
Nnamdi's passions extended beyond modeling as well. He had an undeniable talent for basketball and often found solace on the court. Whether it be shooting hoops or engaging in friendly competition with friends, Nnamdi truly excelled in this beloved sport. Additionally, he found great joy in running, pushing himself to new limits with each race he conquered. Furthermore, Nnamdi cherished travel experiences that broadened his horizons and allowed him to embrace different cultures.
One of Nnamdi's proudest accomplishments was his role as an activist for equality. Throughout his life, he fought tirelessly to break down barriers and create a more inclusive society. His dedication to fighting injustice serves as an inspiration for all those who had the privilege of knowing him. Nnamdi's commitment to making a difference will continue to shine bright in the hearts of those left behind.
Nnamdi's warm spirit and magnetic personality were cherished by his surviving family and friends. His loving father, Dr. Joseph Okolo, supported Nnamdi every step of the way, offering guidance and encouragement in all his endeavors. Nneka J. Okolo and Nebechi Nyla Okolo Nnamdi's sisters, shared a special bond with him that transcended words. The memories they created together will forever hold a special place in her heart. Nnamdi was also survived by his brother, Nduka Daniel Okolo, who shared countless unforgettable moments of laughter and support. Their sibling bond was unbreakable, and their love for one another was evident in every interaction. He is also survived by his loving grandparents Willie and Clementine Hunt along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Stacey Elaine Hunt-Okolo in March 2021.
SERVICES: To honor the life of Nnamdi, his family will be receiving friends at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Monday, September 18, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be held at 6:45 p.m. and again on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, beginning at 2:00 p.m. and continuing until 4:00 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father David Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
The family is requesting that contributions be directed to the National Breast Cancer Foundation c/o Breast Cancer Awareness, PO Box 676910, Dallas, TX 75267-6910 or online at www.nationalbreastcancer.org.
May Nnamdi's soul find eternal peace, and may his light continue to guide us through our darkest hours; your spirit will forever remain in our hearts.
Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, Jackson, Tennessee 38305
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