May 1, 1958 - April 23, 2021
Ernestina Torshie Torto-Doku (known as Tina or Mama Tina) of Accra, Ghana and Clayton, North Carolina was called home on Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at the age of 62. Ernestina was born in Accra, Ghana, on May 1st, 1958, to the late Ernest Godfred Torto-Doku and the late Mary Afua Hammond. She was the second and eldest daughter among her siblings. She started her education at Kaneshie Anglican School and attended high school at Holy Trinity Cathedral Secondary School. In 1981, Ernestina began her career at Electricity Corporation of Ghana (ECG). She worked at ECG for 37 years and retired in 2018. Ernestina was baptized at the Presbyterian Church of Resurrection in Accra, Ghana. She was confirmed at Holy Trinity Cathedral by the late Most Reverend Ishmael LeMaire, the first Ghanaian Bishop of Accra and Archbishop of West Africa. Later, she became a member of, and started worshipping at, Ridge Church. She had a deep love for God and blessed so many people with her faith, kindness and passion for helping others. She was devoted to her daughter, grandchildren and family. Her hobbies included puzzles, cooking and watching game shows. Ernestina was preceded in death by her parents Ernest Torto-Doku and Mary Hammond, and her sister Nora Doku Asare. She is survived by her daughter Edna Anfo; son-in-law Ralph Anfo; grandsons Jaylen and Aiden Anfo; aunt Matilda Torto; siblings Albert T. (Stella) Doku, Rev. Alfred (Theodora) Torto-Doku, Emmanuel (Edna) Torto-Doku, Grace Doku, Joseph Doku, and James (Mavis) Doku; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews that reside mainly in Ghana, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 8th, at Heritage Funeral Home-Weddington Chapel. Visitation is from 11 AM - 12 PM, with service beginning at 12 PM. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn East Cemetery. The funeral service portion will be live-streamed and can be accessed the day of through the link located on the Photo/Video tab of the obituary. Those attending the service will be required to wear a mask.
Ernestina Torshie Torto-Doku (known as Tina or Mama Tina) of Accra, Ghana and Clayton, North Carolina was called home on Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at the age of 62. Ernestina was born in Accra, Ghana, on May 1st, 1958, to the late Ernest Godfred... View Obituary & Service Information
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