Madam Ndarake Ruth Udondek was born to Madam Felicia Ukoffia of Ikot Akan in Ikot Abasi LGA and Chief T.S. B. Inyang of Adaha Akpo in Etinan LGA on October 13th, 1940. She was an only child of her mom but was blessed with numerous half brothers and sisters, a gift she owes to her able father. She graduated from Teachers training college and taught for several years before moving on to work as an administrative assistant in Independence building in Lagos. She was born into a Christian family and grew up having a passion for Christ. She loved the Lord and anyone with came to visit her knew the unspoken rule of morning prayers at 6am and you watch the clock at night cause at exactly 9pm it was time for night devotion. Sunday morning and Wednesday evening prayer mettings was a must. She was an active member of Assemblies of God church before she left Nigeria and held several leadership positions at her church. She was a multifaceted business woman; she was a well-known and respected seamstress. She loved to travel round the world and on one of those trips decided to enroll in a cosmetology school in Chicago. On her return she opened a top of the line beauty shop in Ikeja, Lagos. She was a trader dealing in fabrics which she got directly from factories in Amsterdam and Switzerland. In her later years, she was a contractor dealing mostly in interior decorating. She was widowed in the 80's and after several visits to Oklahoma, we were able to convince her to stay and watching her grandchildren grow was a blessing she thanked God for daily. Oklahoma became her home for the last 12 years where she stayed with her family. Madam Ndarake Ruth Udondek lived a well fulfilling life, while here with us she kept herself busy with her other family TBN. She loved to watch and listen to the gospel, thank God for OG&E for supplying us power cause her TV was on 24hrs a day on TBN, it was not surprising that the last day she talked was March 6th with her pastor.
Mom, sahang song, till we meet to part no more.