In Memory of Stephen C. Chikwem

Steve’s most favorite hobby...SOCCER

31392408_1531832550610318_r.jpegSTEVE’S WEDDING DAY - ALL HAPPINESS
31392408_1531832571509808_r.jpegSELFIE IN GARLAND BEFORE CHURCH
31392408_1531832603376296_r.jpegSTEVE WITH HIS DAIGHTER - 3rd Year Birthday
31392408_1531832628302475_r.jpegPARENTS AND BROTHERS
31392408_1531832648877479_r.jpegSTEVE WITH HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER 
31392408_1531832814302545_r.jpegSTEVE WITH HIS DAUGHTER AND NEICE
31392408_1531832834516733_r.jpegSTEVE WITH HIS SISTER 
31392408_153183343088661_r.jpegSTEVE WITH HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS

In our Mother’s words, “ a dagger has pierced my heart. My son, I felt your pain, I still feel your pain. My God, my God, please give me my son back. He has suffered so much to achieve all that you blessed him with. My son has not lived a full life; and has so many dreams taken from him. My son, where are you? So many people are looking up to you, especially your pregnant wife, our daughter, sister and loving sister in law. God please answer me.”

In Stephen wife’s voice, “ I need you, please don’t leave me alone by myself. I’m having a nightmare awake. God, please answer us and wake up our husband, father, brother, son and loving uncle. I’ll take my husband back paralyzed or brain dead. I will take care of him God, please wake him up for me.”

On Saturday, July 14, 2018, our lives changed forever. My older brother Stephen Chibuike Chikwem died a sudden death without any warning at a tender age of 34. He was smart, ambitious, and caring. He made funny jokes in his quiet ways that brought laughter. He was humble, motivated, dedicated, focused and desired happiness and comfort for everyone around him. He has shown love to people far and near and lended his helping hands to many people in helpless situations.

He is a struggling man who never stopped hoping, dreaming and believing. He takes advise from the young and old and puts them to good use. Stephen obtained his Associates degree in science from Richland College, Dallas, Texas and proceeded to obtain his Doctorate degree in Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy, New York. Despite difficult times that almost made him give up, he remained focused and persevered. Stephen was passionate about helping others get better so he got into pharmacy. Everyday we watched his happiness shine through as he practiced as a pharmacist with Walmart Pharmacy in El Paso, Texas, helping hundreds of people feel better.

Stephen enjoyed playing soccer games, being a father to his daughter, watching movies, listening to music, and always looked forward to traveling home to Garland to visit and spend time with his families - like he did on that fateful weekend.

He is survived by his 5 months pregnant wife and his 3 year old beautiful daughter Joy. These funds will go towards the memorial and funeral of Stephen, and supporting his pregnant wife and 3 year old daughter.

We, the family of Stephen Chikwem thank everyone for being the friend, colleague, teammate and coworker you were to him. Please continue to pray for his loving, gentle soul. Grant Stephen eternal rest oh Lord. Amen.
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