Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Ferdinand Attiogbe

09/04/1950 - 09/01/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, 10am-11am, Friday, September 22, 2017 at Calvary Revival Church. Services are entrusted to Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Friday, September 22, 2017
Calvary Revival Church
5833 Poplar Hall Drive Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street Norfolk VA

Mr. Ferdinand Magellan Kojo Attiogbe (aka Fred) was born on September 4, 1950 to the late Romanus Attiogbe and his mother, Emelia Kuenyedzi, who is still alive in his hometown at Aflao in the Volta Region of Ghana. He and her sister lost their father who was a very respectable and hardworking man, so the responsibility of taking care of them fell on their mother, who accomplished the task with distinction. She instilled in her children discipline, honesty and the principles of hard work. Through the exemplary lifestyle of his resourceful mother, Fred learnt at a very early age that success could only be attained through diligence and persistence. On that score, he never deviated from the goal of achieving excellence in whatever he set out to do. He attended Aflao Roman Catholic Middle School and upon successful completion, went on to Aswanzi Technical School to study to become a textile manufacturing technician until his father died and was withdrawn. He continued his studies and training at Tema Technical School. After training, he was hired to work at Tema Textile Printing (popular known as GTP) as a manager for the Alizarine Department. He was blessed with five (5) children. He came to America in 1990 during the first Gulf War. God being so good to him, he was able to bring his wife and children to live with him. He worked at Hall Madza and later Bayside Middle School in Virginia Beach. He was a hard-working man and rarely took vacations. Spiritually, he was a devoted Christian and was an Usher at Calvary Revival Church for approximately 25 years, from Little Creek Road to Poplar Hall Drive, and occasionally visited his wife church at Pentecost Church, Norfolk Assembly, where he was loved greatly. He was a prayer warrior and had a deep personal faith in God, read the Bible and prayed regularly. Socially, He loved to watch soccer so much that he was nicknamed ‘fabufabu’, because he was a staunch fan of the great soccer club of Fabulous Asante Kotoko in Ghana. He would wear his red shirt and pants every time the team was playing their arch rivals (Heart of Oaks, wife team). He was loved by everyone one who came in contact with him because of his charming and charismatic nature. He brought laughter and joy everywhere he was. He loved to sing and dance. He loved peace because he tried to calm everybody down when conflict occurs. Fred did not live for himself; instead, he lived for the Lord, his children and people around him; be they family or not. Now he is gone but not lost. He has only gone to rest and await the commendation of his Lord and Maker. May the Lord grant us grace to follow in his footsteps. Fred leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted and loving wife, Christian Attiogbe; children, Bernard Attiogbe, Prosper Attiogbe, Walter Attiogbe, Edith Akos Attiogbe, Anthoinette Pepe Attiogbe; brother, the late Sabu Attiogbe; sister, Cecilia Fanny Attiogbe; grandchildren, Janet Bour and Christina Bour; In-laws, Prince Owusu aka “Chico” and Nancy B. Ababio Attiogbe; Paramount chief of Afloa : Torgbui Fiti , Stool father Augustin Kwamini Azumah, Micheal Kaka Agbbmashior, Veronica Vedjesu, Otis Korbla Attiogbe, Kuenyedzi, Hamenu, Leonard Agbeshie, Sodziushie, Glokpa, Sewoatsri, Sowah, Toyota, Ahiable, Charles Nii Lante Bannerman, Klove family; and a host of other loved ones and friends. Ferdinand, rest in perfect peace till we meet again.

Michael Dear Attiogbe family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Ferdinand. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also. Additional Bible based comfort can be found at www.jw.org. Search:Comfort
Posted: 9/12/2017
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Nikki I'm truly sorry for your loss of your loved one. May you cherish your fondest memories until the day you are reunited, John 5:28,29
Posted: 9/10/2017
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