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MISSION – Dr. George Sona Eyambe, 55, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Mission Regional Medical Center.
A native of Cameroon, Africa, Dr. Eyambe lived in Mission for the last 13 years. He worked as a professor at University of Texas Pan American and was CEO of Basel Mission Home Health.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Eyambe of Mission; children, Gabriel Ekortarh of San Antonio, Emmanuel Ekortarh of Dallas, Joseph Eyambe of Taiwan, and Sarah Eyambe, Efi Eyambe, Fese Eyambe, all of Mission; siblings, William Eyambe, Harriet Chu, Thomas Eyambe, and John Ngu Mokom, all of Cameroon, Dorothy Callis of Dallas, and Angela Woode of Switzerland; mother-in-law, Grace Ekortarh of Mission; brothers and sisters-in-law, George Ekortarh, Dr. Anncommy Ekortarh, Joseph Ekortarh, Anne-Marie Ekortarh, Christopher Ekortarh, Maria Ekortarh, Terry Ekortarh, Vivian Ekortarh, Emmanuel Ekortarh, and Eric Ekortarh; nieces and nephews, Linda, Victor, Franklin, Lydia, Musango, George, Mayang, Mbue and Dieudonne Eyambe; Tabogho, Maloa and Tabi Chu; Frederic Bopandani; Mayang, Atabong, Dibande and Kojo Mokom.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Oscar Mbella Njoh and Francisca Mayang Mboh Mokom, and his father-in-law, Justice Hans Ekortarh.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 pm Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan.
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