Ebo Akafia


Ebo Akafia, age 71, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday May 23rd, 2020. He was born on June 5th, 1948 in Cape Coast, in the Central Region of Ghana. He was born to Mr. Felix Akafia of Anloga in the Volta Region and Madam Beatrice Acquah who hails from Cape Coast both of blessed memory. He was the fourth of 18 siblings. Ebo Akafia was originally christened Michael Curt Akafia but officially changed his name to Ebo Akafia in 1980.

Ebo started his elementary education at Nana Nketsiah Memorial School. He continued to Fijai Secondary School and then completed his lower and upper sixth form education at Tamale Secondary School. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration majoring in Accounting from the University of Ghana.

He met his wife Juliana Akafia in 1978 and got married in 1980. On June 10th,1988, Ebo and Juliana welcomed their daughter Nana Aba Ewusiwa Akafia-Ivory.
Upon completion of his tertiary education he worked as an external auditor with Peat Marwick, an accounting firm in Accra. He also worked with Holman Brothers in Accra as a Chief Accountant In 1981 he moved to the Western Region and worked at the Bogoso Oil Mills as a General Manager. Ever penchant for success, his ever-zealous nature landed him a role at the Western Regional Development Corporation (WEREDEC) as a Chief Accountant where he worked a couple of years. He proceeded to work for Swiss Lumber Company where he worked as a Finance Manager for 22years. He doubled as a Financial Consultant for Green Coal Limited another subsidiary of Swiss Lumber and he retired from both jobs in 2014. On July 6th, 2019 he and his wife relocated to the United States of America on July 6th, 2019 to live with their daughter. Ebo had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. His joy was serving the Lord and his community.

He is survived by his wife, his daughter, many brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, and friends. Family, friends, and others whose lives Ebo touched are invited to the Marlan Gary Funeral Home, 2500 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH, 43211 on Saturday June 6th, 2020 from 9am-11:30am to reminisce, grieve and support each other. He will be laid to rest at the Blendon Central Cemetery, 6330 S Hempstead Rd, Westerville, OH, 43081 also on Saturday June 6th, 2020 from 11:45am. To read the obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Akafia Family, visit https://www.thechapelofpeace.com/?s=akafia

Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday, June 6, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Blendon Central Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. To the family, Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a love one. God sees everything, he hears the groans of the oppressed and revives the hearts of the crushed. Thoughts of peace.

  2. Gone from our sight,but never from our hearts.My favorite memory of you is your contagious laughter anand openness.Uncle Ebo!as l use to call you,May you rest in the blossom of Almighty God .

  3. Cromwell family,Holland

    May our condolences bring you comfort and May our prayers ease the pain of this loss

  4. Egya Abam, Akosua, Naa and Josh Koney fmly

    Our condolence to Auntie Julie Akafia and Nana Ewusiwa Akafia. We trust uncle Ebo is in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. His soul will have eternal life and rest in the Lord therefore we take comfort in that. Fare thee well Uncle Ebo, we will forever remember you great counselor.

  5. Tabitha Naa Koney

    Uncle Ebo! you’ll always be in our hearts .I’d always remember how you’d encourage me to be the best version of me.Its just sad how you didn’t stay to see me become the doctor you wanted me to be. May God comfort us all and I pray you rest in perfect peace

  6. Evg Ernestina Koney

    Uncle Ebo, you served your generation with your God given abilities both spiritual and physical and material. You have left an indelible mark that will be remembered by all. I thank God for blessing us with you. You were a father that I never had and so you call me your first born. Thanks for giving me in marriage to the Koneys. Am grateful for all you did in my life and that of my children. My deepest condolences to my snr sister Julie and her daughter Nana Aba Ewusiwa. My prayers are with you.

  7. My condolences, in these breaking moments may you fine the strength to contain and heal. Much love

  8. Tatah and Family

    Our most heartfelt condolences.
    Words fall short of expressing our sorrow for your sudden passing. Uncle Ebo! you will forever be missed and above all be the memory that is always treasured.
    Nyame, mfa wo nsie.

  9. Gladys Mensah

    My condolences to u and the family May the lord console u in this difficult time May his soul Rest In Peace

  10. Mr and Mrs Budu-Arthur

    Sister Julie and the family we are so sorry for
    your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. The Lord should comfort you and give you peace.

  11. Accept my condolences Nana Aba and the entire family. You and the FAMILY will always be in our prayers. Take heart my Dear Sister
    may the Almighty be your strength and comfort. We know Daddy is resting with the Almighty. Stay safe .

  12. Mercy Coleman, Tema & family

    May God, who gives and takes away, comfort and strengthen you in this difficult time. We share in your sorrow and our prayers are with you and your family.

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with you Auntie and Nana Aba after this difficult period.

  14. My deepest sympathies to you Nana Aba and your family.May the soul of your Dad be at peace with our Heavenly Father and may he comfort to you and be your strenght.

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