Regina Essien Udo-Inyang, age 65, died on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at her home in Grosse Pointe. She was born on October 26, 1957 in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria to the late Leo and the late Agnes (nee: Akro) Essien.
Regina graduated from Creighton University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and then in 1982 with a Doctor of Pharmacy. Regina went back to school at Wayne State University and graduated with her Doctor of Medicine in 2014 from University of St. Eustatius. For her career, Regina was a Pharmacist and Medical Doctor.
Regina was very active in medical missionary work in Nigeria through Pro Health International from 1997 to present. She loved actively volunteering in the medical field and learning about different cultures and religions. In her spare time, Regina liked to read.
Regina is the loving wife of Dr. Anthony Udo-Inyang. Beloved mother of Ini Udo-Inyang, Dr Imo Udo-Inyang, and Ime Udo-Inyang. Dear grandmother of Amadeus Rex Udo-Inyang-Mayer and Prometheus Hope Udo-Inyang-Mayer. Cherished sister of Dr. Christine Essien, Judge Margaret Udoma, Grace Magani, and Agnes Inyang.
Visitation will take place on Thursday March 30 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Chas. Verheyden, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. She will lie instate on Friday March 31 from 9:30 am until the time of her funeral mass at 10 am at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 18201 Clinton River Road, Clinton Township.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Regina's name to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207.
Ifiok Usen wrote on Mar 30, 2023:
My dearest Aunty Regina,
Words have failed me since I learnt of your demise. It is so difficult to express how I am feeling. I still remember our communication via text on the 2nd of March. Little did I know it would be our last. God Almighty knows why death took you away so soon. You were my aunty, friend, big sister, mom, and the list goes on. Just like you could call me anything and everything, I would reciprocate as we talked, laughed and joked about everything each time we had the chance. I will miss you dearly but I know Heaven has gained an angel. May your beautiful soul rest in the bosom of the Lord.
Uncle Tony, Ini, Imo, and Ime; we share in your grief and we know that nothing or no one can possibly fill the void your wife and mother?s demise has created but God Almighty. May He continue to uphold and strengthen you all. Please accept our sincere condolences and be rest assured that you all would continue to remain in our prayers.
Ifiok Usen and family. "
Elizabeth Bassey Orok wrote on Mar 29, 2023:
"Regina dear, you were my lovely, kind and beautiful sister and my daughter Rosalyn Afiong Ekpo. I spoke to you in December and you were anticipating on my coming back soon so that we could go to a lunch date. Unfortunately I came back to the terrible news of your passing to a Higher Glory of God's kingdom. It's so hard for me to believe that you are no more with us and words cannot express the way I felt and do feel about losing a precious pearl like you. May your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace. Adieu my sweet sister. Tony and your three lovely children, may God Almighty continue to bless you and keep you all consoled at this low point of your immeasurable loss. We as humans can only console you to a point but God Almighty in His infinite throne will continue to be guiding light shining ?? to the entire family. Tony please rest assured that we as community ?? for you. "
Chris Dede Inyang wrote on Mar 28, 2023:
"My family and I all share with the Udo-Inyang?s the sadness, pains, and shocks of Regina?s early exit. Please accept our condolences as you all will continue to remain in our prayers.
EMEM UDO-INYANG wrote on Mar 28, 2023:
"Mumsy,it's still unbelievable that you are gone.I like to think God loves me so much.He gave me two awesome mothers,and now,you are gone to Join Mma.i am truly and orphan now.
Thank you for being my Mumsy.Thank you for letting me be your son.
Love u Mum
Isaac Magani wrote on Mar 26, 2023:
"It?s hard to say farewell my sister. You lovingly accepted me into the Essien family from day one.
When I was ill, needing major surgery, you encouraged me. You assured me your prayers will be with me.
Now, when God saw that you were unwell, getting tired, He put his arms around you and whispered,
Come to me.
I will miss you dearly. May your soul rest in perfect peace.
ISAAC MAGANI "
Mr. and Mrs. Aniema Udofa & family wrote on Mar 24, 2023:
"Regina Nyin, you were a light in this dark work and death is cruel! but I hear the word of God saying, ?Write, ?Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!?? ?Yes,? says the Spirit, ?so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them".
You were always full of laughter and fond to be around. Rest in the Lord your Savior. To my big brother Dr. Tony Udo-Inyang and family, words cannot express your loss but I pray that the Lord comfort your heart and fill the void that is left with your loving wife and mother's departure. We will continue to left you all up in our daily prayers.
Regina, rest well in the bosom of your Lord and Savior!
Aniema and Aniema Udofa & family"
Dr. Michael Akpan Udoh wrote on Mar 23, 2023:
"Da Tony, please take heart and receive supernatural comfort from on High, by The Comforter, The Holy Spirit of God, in The MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. AMEN. Pst. Dr. Michael Akpan Udoh & Family."
Dr. Michael Akpan Udoh wrote on Mar 23, 2023:
"May her gentle soul rest in pérfect peace, in Jesus Name. Amen. "
Pastor Michael Span Udoh wrote on Mar 22, 2023:
"It is with heavy hearts that the entire members of HOFACOSet'71 commiserate with you and your entire family on the demise of your dear wife, Dr. Mrs. Regina Essien Udo-Inyang.
Losing a dear one to the cold hands of death is not only painful but very devastating and disheartening in the sense that you would have loved her to stay on considering her impact on your early life.
As we share this moment of grief with you, we pray God gives you the strength to bear the loss.
May the soul of the departed rest in prfect peace
Pastor Dr. Michael Akpan Udoh.
Dr. Polycarp Asuquo.
Arc. Edem Udo-Orok"
Irene Akro Inyang wrote on Mar 22, 2023:
"My Beloved cousin Ime, still cannot believe you are no longer with us. Not even a chance to say Goodbye. This is truly a Rude Awakening. Will cherish all the good times we shared together back home and here abroad. My heart goes to the numerous loved ones you have left behind, especially your dear husband Tony, beloved children Ini, Imo, and Ime and the lovely grandchildren. May the good Lord remain their comfort and strength to carry on. May your gentle soul Rest In Peace with the Lord till we meet again to part no more.
Irene Akro Inyang ( Your Cousin)"
Grace Magani wrote on Mar 21, 2023:
"Mma Ime, words cannot begin to express my feelings on hearing the news of your passing. The light suddenly went out of my life; and nothing is quite the same. I remember with fondness the evening we spent together in 2019. Little did I know it would be the last time I will see your beautiful face. You graced the world with your kind and generous spirit; and gave all you could; so rest assured it will be rewarded in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Rest in peace sweet sister, flights of angels are singing to you in your sleep. My prayers are with Tony, children and grandchildren. I shall miss our late night chats and words of wisdom and support. I am in so much pain but I know you are in a much better place. God is with you till we meet again. Love you forever
Mma Enoh - Grace E. Magani xxx"
Ata Udo-Inyang wrote on Mar 21, 2023:
"May the gentle soul of our sister in law find rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.She was ever full of humanitarian works whenever she came to Nigeria.She is irreplaceable.God knows why.RIP Sister."
Mrs Suley wrote on Mar 14, 2023:
"What a great loss. She will be fondly remembered for her great service to humanity. May the good Lord grant the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Rest in peace ?. Mrs kikelomo Suley- Nigeria "
Uduak "Uwish" Steve-David Imokha wrote on Mar 14, 2023:
"Dear Aunty Ime,
You have always been an epitome of beauty and class. An Aunty I am very much pleased with and excited about. Eventhough we hardly saw each other due to the distance, we still communicated accordingly. You always encouraged and complimented me, always made me feel like a Super girl. This loss is super painful, however, I am convinced you are in a better place, rest in perfect peace till we meet again. I miss you already and will always do. I love you Aunty.
Br Nick Blattner Ofm Capuchin wrote on Mar 14, 2023:
"On behalf of the Capuchin brothers I offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of Regina. It is truly humbling to receive memorial donations in honor of her life. Please be assured of the brother's prayers for the entire Udo-Inyang family during this great time of grief. May perpetual light shine upon Regina."
Musiliu Suley wrote on Mar 14, 2023:
"Dr. Tony and entire Udo- Inyang, may the good Lord grant you fortitude to bear this great loss.The Suley family in Nigeria and USA stand by you. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace."
Kufreabasi Udoinyang wrote on Mar 13, 2023:
" I still wonder why death will take you away so soon. Why death did take away the precious jewel in our lives and family? My heart is full of pain and despair at your loss. Till we meet again Anty, continue to sleep well and may the angels of the lord guard you to heaven amen and lord,let your perpetual light shine upon her Amen....
Kufreabasi Udoinyang "