Mma Udo Kalu passed peacefully April 29, 2022, with her family by her side. Mma was born and raised in Savannah GA where she graduated with honors from St Vincent’s Academy before receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy, graduating with honors, from Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Mma was a calm soul but had dreams and ambitions that she was never too shy to jump and reach for. From a very young age, Mma had a passion for theater that she embraced and shared with her loved ones. Her ill health, however, forestalled her pursuit of career in that field, as well as attending an elite school away from home, because she had to stay at home for optimal care and support. A very humble and unpretentious person, there is nothing Mma enjoyed more than spending time with her family and friends; she was full of laughter and always enjoyed the small things in life.
Mma’s health history and characteristic kindness influenced her choice of career pursuit. She reenrolled in school with the ultimate aim of getting a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in Nursing Anesthesia in order to acquire more advanced skills to serve others even more.
Though her health issues may have stopped her from completing her adventures, she never let her ailments get in the way of being a great daughter, sister, and friend. Mma’s presence brought so much joy to those around her, and she will forever be missed.
She is survived by her grandmother Wilma Williams-Yearby (Gramma Wilma); her parents Dr.
Alex and Irene Kalu; siblings Dr. Ikeogu Kalu, Ekeoma Kalu and Alexis Kalu; along with several uncles, aunts, and cousins here in America and back home in Nigeria.