This is your pal Theo-Theo writing in your remembrance. You know God has always impacted his words of knowledge, visions, prophecies ,signs and wonders of what is to take place in the spirit but in your situation he kept your departure, your return home to him secret from us. We were together October 15th, 2011 at the Events Cultural Centers- the last night out before your demise. There is something in spirit that remains remarkable and unexplaineable about that night, how you embraced and hugged me ,and asked of my family with deep regards. I now realized, that on that day , you meant to bid your best friend farewell from this world; I wish I knew that will be the last time we will meet in flesh. Our friendship was crafted and put together by God himself in 1981 when you moved to Raleigh from Baltimore and we met in a party at Parkwood Apartment off Avent Ferry Road, and we have been friends ever since ,until your death. Vincent you are the best and your life is a blessing, you may have died, but your person ,your character was made to last forever. I thank God for the privilege of knowing you well, and sharing your life. I am confused and missing you greatly, but thankful to God for the gift of you as my friend, who turned out to be more like a brother. As we mourn your passing, I am consoled by the legacy you left behind and ideals you lived for and the gap or vacuum you left will be difficult to fill. Vincent you are a role model, honest, sympathetic, successful, intelligent, quiet and accomplished but feel not in competition with anyone. I'm filled with questions but who am I to question Gods will. I am consoled as I see some qualities of you in your family. As devastating the news of your death has been to me-stunned, overwhelmed with grief- I know I loved you but God love you more, I know you are in a better place. I can write forever about Vincent. Kind, wonderful person , good bye my friend- God be with you- til we meet again
Theo Nwachukwu & family
You will always be part of the Storm soccer team. We all miss you.
My dearest sweetheart,
I miss you so much! It is difficult to believe that it's been a year and you still have not come home. Wow, death is really powerful to have kept you away from your family this long!!!
It has been difficult. However,God have been taking great care of us. Lord Almighty,the father of the fatherless, husband of the widow has taken over our home and guiding me and our children to excel in all things. You will be so proud!
The love we shared is helping me and the kids, thank you for loving me so much and watching over us even now that you are not with us physically.
God is Faithful and has shown His Goodness and Love and protected us always!
Rest in peace my Sweetheart.
Things have been very great here. At the Y we did the We Build People Campaign as volunteers and it was great. We got a new console and my birthday passed. I did we'll on my report card starting middle school. Thank you for all you have done
I can't believe that it's been a year since you left us on earth to be with the Lord in heaven. It has been difficult and challenging. However, your loving presence around us has been our comfort and strength. Our children are doing well.
God took over and has been taking care of me and our children! I thank God for His faithfulness, grace, favor and protection.
My love, continue resting in perfect peace until we meet again.
Queen and Family,
My Good Friend Vincent, we love you but God loves you the most. You are one of the most decent human being to know.I missed you yesterday, I miss you today and I know I will miss you tomorrow. I am already missing you. May God grant you the peace of mind and heal your wound.
_Nikky and Kale
Vincent called everyone he met a dear friend, he never met a stranger. He worked morning, noon and night because he wanted all he served to have the very best. RIP now my dear friend, you will be greatly missed!
Vincent, as we grieve and mourn, we will always cherish your friendship, remember your beautiful smile and admire your interity and devotion to your family. As you dwell in the presence of our heavenly Father, we take comfort in knowing that you have touched many lives with God's love.
Dennis & Anthonia Igboko (Raleigh, NC)
It was a pleasure to know Vincent, especially during the hey day of the Real Estate boom. He was a very good Realtor and always looked out for the his customers best interests. I was very saddened to hear of his passing, however, I truly believe he is in GOD's hands. My heart goes out to his children and family.
Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all.
Anne, David and Grace
We thank God for Vin's life even as we mourn the loss. May the Lord comfort Queen and the entire Arukwe family.
Queen and family,
We have thought about you every day since we received the news over Thanksgiving and our prayers are with you during this time of loss. Vincent was a wonderful person. May God be with you during this time and know that we are thinking of you.
Sean, Valerie, Anna and Kathryn Dinges
A dear friend of Vincent's, David Warr. I cherish the friendship and great times Vincent and I shared at IBM RTP and as friends living in Raleigh, NC. Vincent was a very caring and determined soul. RIP Vincent Arukwe, u'll be missed!
To the family...Vincent is in the arms of the Lord, my sympathy goes out to u all. God Bless!
Queen, Matthew and family, may God keep your family at this time of grief. I am deeply saddened by the news of Vincent's death, but also grateful and appreciative for his life and legacy.
Vince and I arrived in Raleigh during the same time period, and became roommates and friends. Together, we surveyed the property when he designed and built his home on Torbay Court, so that it could house the loving family that he hoped for. Later, we talked when he envisioned and created his businesses (Cleaning, Realty, Mortgage, etc.) so that his financial expertise could shine and help the community.
May your family live with the remembrance of Vincent's life as one of integrity, respect, and love for family.
It is our prayer that God Almighty strengthens and comforts you and the children. It is well and God is with you.
I met you a few years ago when I was referred to you by Dennis to refinance my mortgage. You are the most ethical and honest business person I have ever encountered. Thank you for your invaluable advice; while in heaven, be rest assured that you have left a mark in this world. My prayers are with you Queen, though I never met you, my heartfelt sympathy to you and your children. May God heal your heart.
Dear Queen and family
May you be consoled by the ever green memory of your noble and cheerful husband. We met him for the first time at my nephew's graduation in July and I can still see his beaming smile in my mind's eye. Ndo! my dear. May God help you to make sense of this tragedy.May the soul of Vincent rest in peace.
Imelda and Jude Nwoga
We, the coaches, manager, players and families of the CASL U10 Storm are saddened by the loss of Vincent. Our deepest sympathy to Queen, Kristine and all of Vincent's Family.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
To the family of Vincent Arukwe,
We have never met, however, I worked with Vincent at IBM (1981-1995). I have not seen or spoke with him in 16 yrs. Two weeks ago I saw Vincent in my dreams. When I saw his picture in the N&O this morning I understood the dream he was saying farewell to an old friend.
Queen you have lost your husband and your children their father. God have a greater plan for you and your family that goes beyond Vincent. Keep the faith and in time you will see what God has for you and your family. Grieve and crying it is a part of the healing process, embrace each of your children and reassure them their father will always be with them in spirit and will guard their path in life.
You death was untimely and left us with heavy heart to bear the loss. It was a big shock but the Lord knows the best. We will surely miss your presence. We pray that God grant peace and eternal rest.
Humphrey Enweluzor, Durham, North Carolina
Dear Friend and Sister:
I am truly saddened by Vincent's death. You and Vincent have been more than just friends; Vincent was an amazing person. He was always so kind and considerate. A loving husband and Wonderful parent.
His passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of everyone who knew him. Vincent's memory will always remain deep within our hearts and will cherish great memories of our time together.
If there is anything that I can do to help you in anyway, please do not hesitate to call me at anytime. You know that Vladimir and I will always be here for you and your family at a moment's notice.
My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.
With deepest sympathy,
Yoli, Vladimir, Diego and Emely
What an extraordinary lost for everyone. Vincent was always helping individuals and was always so cheerful and full of life. I always enjoyed our chats on the sidelines were we both shared the love for football (soccer). I can't recall a time when he was not at a game cheering on everyone on the team. My heart goes out to the family, especially Jeremy who I played on the CASL Mustangs. I will miss seeing Vincent around the soccer fields.
Hello and thank you Vincent for the role you played as a fellow Realtor. I have always admired your hard work and earnestness within the real estate industry. I pray much for the family and the great loss to the community at large.
My brother I don't know u personally but as long as u are an Aro man u are my brother and I am writing for God to give ur wife and children the fortitude to bear such a grat loss. May u find peace in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ rest in peace may God bless and keep your family and protect them. Adieus my brother. Edith U. Ochonma Arukwe (Tracy, CA)
Dear Vincent, you were taken away from our lives to soon. My family reagrds too your family and too Queen just bear in there Lord will look over your family. We LOVE you VERY MUCH. God Bless You And Your Family.
Queen, so sorry to hear of you and your families loss. I recall our conversations and know he will be truly missed. Know that you and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Queen, we are so sorry about your loss. Vin was a great guy, and will be dearly missed. I have been thinking down deep my soul why he went too soon, but the lord knows the best. We pray that God will comfort you, and the kids at this time. Rest in peace dear Vin in the bossom of your creator!!
Ebere & Ike Osuorji (Durham, NC)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your very lovely children. May the good Lord strengthen and uphold your family now and always.
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Queen, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May you feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Queen, Thinking of you and your family! Hoping you can find strength in the prayers of your friends! Sue Frederick MD
I am lost for words. However, I know that through the blood of our Savior, it is well with you. I'll keep uplifting you and the kids in my prayers. Be rest assured that God is with you.
Vincent was a kind soul here on earth; he is now at peace with God our Father in heaven. Vincent and I met once at a CASL Sounders vs Earthquakes game. We hit it off right away, two dads, wishing the best for our sons, and for all the boys who played that day. God bless you, Queen, and God bless you, children.
Queen, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your children and extended family. God bless you!
Words cannot express the vaccum you left in our hearts.
Our hearts are full of sorrow for the love we have for you.
We are praying for your soul to rest in perfect peace.
Queen, may the Lord the Greatest Comforter of all Strengthen you at this time.
Queen, may The Lord, the greatest Comforter of all Strengthen you at this time.
We loved Vincent so much. He was a gentle soul and was always smiling and offering a kind word to the people around him. We will miss his company at the soccer field. I hope that you will find comfort in the memories you have of him.
Love, Karim, Robyn and Silya Bennai
Queen, our family is saddened to hear about the untimely passing of your husband and our friend Vincent. may the good Lord grant him eternal rest, and Our condolences to your family.
Our family is deeply sadden by the untimely passing of Vincent. we send our condolences to his family and may God grant him eternal rest.
Onuorah and Mary Nwogalanya(Durham,NC)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
CASL YTS U9 Team Earthquakes
My family and I are saddened by the sudden departure of our friend. We will always remember his candor and honesty. "The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken. May the name of Jehovah remain blessed"
Sonny Akpuda and Family., Raleigh NC.
Queen, I cannot begin to think of words to express the sadness I feel in my spirit for you and your family. May God grant you peace and comfort in this trying time.
Vincent was a kind and loving father/husband. The love you two shared was tangible to all of us and I pray it covers you in your time of need.
Gods grace and mercy unto you and your family now and always. Know that you each are loved and held near and dear in our hearts! Vincent will be missed more than words can show.
My dear friend, can't get my head around why it had to be your turn. Too soon, very young to check out now. We are reluctantly accepting your departure, but you left this life having achieved much. If you are hearing me, have peace now - you gave this life your best.
Vincent my next door neighbor, we will miss you and we see you soon up in heaven!!
Queen and kids we love you guys!!!
May the Lord give you the confort and peace.
The Melendez's Family
Dear Mazi Vin, we are still in shock to hear the news until we confirmed from Queen. Little did we know that our last get together in New York this past summer would be the last with you.
As we reflect on memories we shared that evening, we could imagine how happy you were and we had fun. Oh! what a great loss to all of us, until we meet again. May your soul rest in peace.
To Queen, our prayer is that the good Lord will give you the grace and courage to pass through this trying moment. May He protect and guide you and the kids Amen.
My Dear Friend and Sister, The sorrow of the faithful is not that of permanent loss, but the tender sense of sadness that comes in saying good-bye for now
to someone we love. May today's sorrow give way to the peace and
comfort of God's love. You can count on me for anything you need. I love you Queen!!!
In our memories of Vincent he was always inseperable from Queen and the children. Vincent, Queen and we share a deep devotion and love for the children. Thank you for your eagerness to help me by taking care of my children when I was sick. Vincent, we will miss your smile and easy going personality. We will miss your presence whenever we see Queen and the children. May you rest in peace with our Heavenly Father. Know that we will be there for Queen and the children any and all times they may need us.
Eve, Timothy, Bianca, and Ian Skinner
You were taken from us too soon and our hearts are heavy with sorrow. Rest in perfect peace. May the almighty Lord comfort your family during this difficult time and give them strength to carry on. Words cannot express our deepest sympathy but Queen, your beautiful children and your family remain in our hearts and prayers. Rest in peace.
Innocent & Nwakaego Umozurike.
The memories of Vincent will never fade away. Cherish the memories and God's blessings will support you all forever. Our Lord will give you strength and courage to get through the days ahead. My prayers are with you.
My heart is broken. I cannot believe that I have lost my best friend, confidant and the greatest father of our children! A permanent void has been created in my heart. You came to this world for a purpose and touched so many lives with your beautiful smile and big heart. I will forever cherish the memories we had and your absolute love. Our children are blessed to have such an exceptional and great man as a father. We will miss you forever until we meet again. I love you and will continue your legacy. Adieu my love!!!!!
Love Queen Arukwe
I am so sorry to hear about this. The CASL/Indoor Sounders team and families are all praying and thinking of you. Please let us know what you need and we really hope that Jeremy can come see the team soon.
Caoch Andy Martin and the entire Sounders Family.