Enoch Wagner Nii-Lomotey was born on October 15, 1943, to Joseph Nii Lomotetteh Lomotey of Osu Kinkawe, in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, and Emma Lomotey (Nee Ameh Kedzi) of Lolito in the Volta Region of Ghana. He was the third of eleven children born to the same parents, three of whom are still alive: Mrs Grace Naa Lomotele Ocansey, Ms Elizabeth Lomotey and Mr Caleb Nii Annan Lomotey. Enoch was born into a royal family, but his parents were staunch Christians who chose to live in exile in service to God than to live at home as royals. Both his father and grandfather were prominent members of the First Century Gospel Church at its inception in Ghana and served at Big Ada, where Enoch lived as a child with his family until the demise of his father when the family relocated to Accra. Enoch attended elementary school at Nima Roman, Accra. He had his secondary school education at the West African College, Accra New Town, and his technical training in building, surveying and draughtsmanship at the Accra Technical Training College (ATTC), Kokomlemle. He had further education as a Civil Engineer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) where he graduated in 1977. Enoch worked with many public and private construction companies after school in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and Gabon, mainly as a Resident and/or Site Engineer; and a partner. These include State Construction Corporation (SCC), Harolds Construction Ltd, Vector Developments, all in Ghana; and Bedero Group of Companies and Julius Berger International, both in Nigeria. A few of the projects he worked on in Accra, are the GCB Towers (Job 40) at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle; the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) Ghana building, Kokomlemle; the Methodist University College Ghana, Dansoman; and the first hanging swimming pool in Ghana at East Legon, near Christian Centre. Enoch met his beautiful, lovely wife and lifetime companion, Martha Amartiokor Lomotey (Nee Amamoo) at Korle Gonno in 1966. He was then the Resident Surveyor of the State Construction Corporation working on the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital’s Maternity Block, Medical School and its major drainage system projects. Martha was a final year student at the OLA Teacher Training College, Cape Coast. They since became best friends and he affectionately called her ‘Mart’. They were married customarily on 4th March 1968 and later had an ordinance marriage on 30th October 2005. They were blessed with four biological children: Inspector Richard Nii Lomo Lomotey, Dr. Mrs. Gladys Naa Lomole Lomotey Amartey, Mrs. Eleanor Naa Lomiokor Williams and Galahad Nii Lomotetteh Lomotey (dead). They later adopted Enoch’s nephew, Mr. Obed Nii Lomo Lomotey, when he was a baby, and he became their cherished last born. These children have also given them eight grandchildren: Laud Onasis N.L. Lomotey, Noble B.N.O. Owusu-Asante, Lawrencia N.L. Lomotey, Gerald N.L. Lomotey, Elliot N.L. Lomotey, Lovelace N.L. Lomotey, Susanna Agbo and Mercedes McWilliams. Enoch dearly loved his children and grandchildren and was an integral part of their lives, just as his dear wife, Martha. They brought their children up as best as they knew and could as responsible and God-fearing parents. Enoch also treated his in-laws, Christian Ebo Williams, Adelaide Adwoa Lomotey and Nicholas Agbetiameh Amartey, with love. Although Enoch was raised in a Christian home, he decided to make the Truth of God’s Word his own when he started studying the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses after he got married. The exemplary conduct of his wife, who had become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses after marriage, hastened his spiritual progress. He dedicated himself to the Almighty God, Jehovah, and publicly symbolized this with water baptism on 24th December 2005. He was a member of the Awoshie Ga Congregation in Accra, Ghana. Enoch did his best to help others come to know Jehovah and worship Him at every opportunity by zealously engaging in the preaching and teaching work that Jehovah’s Witnesses are noted for, even when he had health challenges. Together with his wife Martha, Enoch made it a project to help all his grandchildren staying with him to come to an accurate knowledge of the Truth from God’s Word, the Bible, and to dedicate themselves to Jehovah. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, he could be seen with his wife doing public witnessing with a cart in front of their house at Awoshie, Accra, Ghana. Enoch put his complete trust in Jehovah and His Word and willingly obeyed Jehovah’s commands even at the peril of his life. He was a very principled person yet very jovial. He generously shared his expertise and experiences with others, so it was a common sight to see people consulting him on many issues at home. In May 2021, Enoch and Martha visited their daughter Eleanor and her family in Greensboro North Carolina in the USA. During this visit, he continued medical treatments he had been receiving in Ghana with the Wesley Long Hospital until Monday 30th August when he was rushed from home to the Cone Health Emergency Department. Unfortunately, on Thursday September 2, 2021, he died while on admission. Enoch, Ataa Lomote, Dada, Grandpa, Bro. Lomotey and Master, as he was affectionately called, will be sorely missed by his dear wife and best friend, Mart; children, grandchildren and other family members; members of his Congregation; tenants; friends and other loved ones. We fully trust in Jehovah’s promise of a resurrection and eagerly look forward to meeting our beloved Enoch Wagner Nii-Lomotey in paradise.
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