Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Kingsley Adi

05/06/1943 - 10/12/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth Boulevard.

Service Information

WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE.. A funeral service will be held, 4pm, Saturday, October 28, 2017
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth Chapel
5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth VA

Interment Information

Interment-Private

We gather here today to celebrate the life of Mr Kingsley Bediako Adi, BSc Eng. Date of birth: May 6, 1943. Passed away October 12,2017 Parents: Madam Elizabeth Okromea Awuku and Mr. William Adi Kissiedu Mr. Kingsley Adi Bediako was the first of nine children consisting of six boys (who are now men) and three girls (now women …1 deceased). He has passed away at the relatively young age of 74 years. Kingsley was an engineer and his passion for mechanical things started when he was a very young boy. He used to pull apart our hurricane lanterns at home and put them back together and his siblings always had to make sure that they kept their scarcely acquired toys away from him before he pulled them apart. His younger brother Emmanuel said what he was amazed as a child when Kingsley built an electric door bell and a wireless radio. His younger siblings had to participate in his endeavours by sometimes being asked to hold on to a piece of wire for a long time while he constructed a project until their hands were hurting. Kingsley attended Kaneshie Technical school in Accra Ghana and proceeded to Accra Polytechnic School where he got certified as a technician in mechanical engineering with City and Guilds Advanced Certification. He was one of the first technicians to work in television broadcasting in Ghana (GBC TV). He then worked as an Instrument Technician at the first oil refinery in in Ghana which was then called Ghanaian Italian Petroleum (GHAIP) Company. Kingsley proceeded to become a teacher at the Technical Teachers Training College at Asante-Mampong in Ghana. Wherever he went to work he more than excelled. In the quest of furthering his education, he came to the United States of America in 1973 where he worked hard to get his bachelor of science in engineering degree from City University of New York. He has since worked as a mechanical and industrial engineer. What characterised him in the eyes of his siblings were his patience, kindness, leadership and resilience. He was so good and law-abiding. Kingsley was a good person to a fault. He did not get married at an early age and there again comes his patience. He took his time and finally selected his beautiful wife Francine. You will be seeing some of their beautiful wedding pictures in the video presentation. He was very kind and supportive to a lot of people especially his siblings. He contributed a lot to his siblings in many ways when we were growing up including giving us a place to spend our holidays, helping us financially when needed and being there for us at all times. Numerous examples could be provided but time and space will not permit that. He had a very fulfilling life and he touched many lives in a positive way. He is survived by his wife Francine Trotter -Adi, son Curtis, daughter in-law Parniece, three brother in-laws Darold Delaney, Sterling Trotter, and Conrad Trotter, Sister in-laws Marsha Trotter, Kimlah Trotter, Eugenia Pearson, Renee Delaney, Arita Trotter, granddaughters Sabria Trotter, Ashley Trotter, Ashley Richardson- White, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Siblings: Emmanuel Ampofo (USA); Mark Awuku(Canada); William Kyei(USA), Nelson Keteku (Akropong), Rosemond Mintah(deceased); Francis Mintah (Accra); Gladys Sarkwa (Akropong); Doris Akuffo(Akropong). It is customary to recognise our elders in the family in times like this. The elders on his father’s side of the family include Abusuapanyin Kwasi Appeakorang (Kwasi Akore); Opanyin Kofi Nyante (Akropong); Abrewatia Florence Anima Ofori(Akropong). On his mother’s side of the family Elizabeth Akosua Frempomaa; Opanyin Awuku Yirenkyi, Kwabena Amponsah; Navy Capt.(retd.) William Kwaku Larbi. Kingsley, you will be forever missed and we wish you well as you move on. Your niece Emma Pearl Ohenenad her family whom you used to call every week will miss you very much. You passed away on the day you had planned to visit her. Kingsley be rest assured that your wife, son, siblings and all those whose lives you touched will remember you and we are forever grateful. May Your Soul Rest in Peace Bediako!

Frank Awuku Amponsah Fare thee well big brother; fond remembrance from all the family
Posted: 10/28/2017
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Kwadwo Larbi Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. God comfort and strengthen you. it is well. Rest in peace Bro Bediako
Posted: 10/28/2017
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Nicole I'm truly sorry for your loss of your loved one. May God strengthen you for the days ahead, Psalm 29:11
Posted: 10/22/2017
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Mrs. Jordan To The Family, I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. I also want to share the comfort of John 5:28,29 where we are promised that those who have fallen asleep in death have the hope of receiving a "resurrection" back to life. Life on an earth restored to a beautiful paradise. Psalms 37:11 says, "The meek will possess the earth, and they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace." While we await that wonderful time please find comfort in these promises.
Posted: 10/19/2017
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Addo Larbi Bra Bediako as Kingsley Adi was called by his family was a living example of a Gentle Giant. May his soul rest in Perfect Peace. RIPP
Posted: 10/19/2017
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