Miss Martha as she is popularly called, was born to Mr. Joseph Metutu Kebbi and Ms. Josephine Joffi in the coastal town of Victoria (now known as Limbe) in Cameroon, West Africa. Martha was the third of seven children.
She grew up in the famous compound call “Blue Cottage” in Gardens and did her primary education at Catholic Garden School. She started her secondary education initially at the popular all-girls boarding school, Queen of the Holy Rosary College, Okoyong and continued at National Comprehensive Secondary school.
Her post secondary education took her to Port Harcourt and Benin in Nigeria where she studied computer science. After her studies she went back to Cameroon and worked with IOCS and Standard Chartered Bank in Douala as a computer analyst. Her quest for knowledge brought her to the United States where she obtained a Bachelors Degree in Computer Sciences from the South West State University in Springfield, Missouri.
She worked in Missouri for a few years and then relocated to Houston Texas where she worked as a computer analyst. Miss Martha was also an entrepreneur and a strong business woman. She had a Boutique Retail Store and her love for people led her into the Real-estate profession. Miss Martha loved fashion and always put a “classy” touch to everything.
Ms. Martha put her stamp and commentary on many of our personal lives and community activities in a way that too many people may never be able to do. She was a very cheerful, fun loving, eloquent young woman, who had friends from 7 to 70 yrs old. Ms Martha stood up for what she believed in even if it was unpopular. She was a powder keg of restless energy, resolve and had a bountiful spirit. She was pretty, bold, opinionated, resolute and restive.
Miss Martha departed from this world on July 4, 2008 in Houston, surrounded by family, following a short but intense battle with cancer. She put up a fight though brief. Her Faith was very strong but she knew and accepted Gods will and bade farewell to all friends and family the week before she passed.
She is survived by her Mother, Siblings, Nephews, Uncles, Cousins and many dear friends. Miss Martha you fought a good fight and we will remember cherish and love you forever.
Biography of Ms. Martha Effeti Kebbi
October 14, 1958– July 4, 200