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Nikita Workneh

Dr Jember Teferra

May 21, 1943 - January 07, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Dr Jember Teferra. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

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  • Iain Macfarlane
  • Maggie Baxter
    It was with great saddness I heard of Jember's death and wish to send my condolences, sympathies and much love, to all the family. I first met Jember in Addis through my work with Comic Relief back in the '90's, at which time I also had the privilege of...  more
  • Catherine Benbow
    I first met Sister Jember on 27th September 1991. I was a student at ALERT and Sister Jember and Hailegiorgis invited the students to celebrate Meskel at their house. She was late! The most delicious Meskel celebration meal was delayed because Jember was...  more
  • Mary  Cutland
    It was a privilege to care for Jember’s sons during their later school years while Jember (and Hailegiorgis) recovered from their prison ordeals. Jember never showed any bitterness or anger at the injustice they endured, just picked up and carried on...  more
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    I feel privileged to have known Jember. I first met her when she attended Union Hall Evangelical Church in Manchester. Jember was at that time undertaking her PhD studies at Manchester University. Her dedication to serving the needs of the poor despite...  more
  • Jenny Merritt
    It was with great sadness I heard of Jember's death and send my sincere sympathy to all her family especially to Workeneh, Memmenasha and Lelo and their families. Jember is now at peace with our Lord whom she loved and served so faithfully but I know...  more
  • Shoatsehaye Belehu
    Dr. Jember Teferra, founder and leader of IHAUDP, whose vision, mission, and organizational values I share most, was not only my boss but also my mentor and true friend. Her vision, mission, and values has also been shared, implemented, sustained and...  more
  • Ann Cornick
    Jember was one of the first people I met when I arrived at Clarendon School at the age of 15 and we were in the same very cold dormitory. We always had a lovely friendship with lots of laughter and we gave each other nicknames. I remember dancing...  more
  • Lelo Workneh
    Lelo Workneh added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Dr Jember Teferra :
  • Greg Valerio
    To my great inspiration, Jember. Your soul was bigger than your stature, your voice clear in the confusion. You are and will always be a star by which we can navigate the path of righteousness and justice. I am heart broken at your passing and my prayers...  more
  • Lelo Workneh
    To Our mum...Our hearts are with you
  • Arthur Champion
    From my first meeting in 1994 until a few days before she died, and went to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jember was deeply compassionate towards the urban poor, prayerful, respectful of the Bible and she never gave up working for the Kingdom of God. ...  more
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    • Arthur Champion
      Sheila Johnson It was such a privilege knowing Jember and having a chance to travel to see her work in Addis Ababa among the poorest of the poor. A great legacy. I'm sure the angels in heaven will be rejoicing at her arrival there. God bless you, Jember and the lovely...  see more
      • Jan 10