Kofi Annan

  • Born: April 8, 1938
  • Died: August 18, 2018
  • Location: Bern


Former UN Secretary-General...

Kofi Annan (1938 – 2018), was a diplomat from Ghana and became the first black African Secretary-General of the United Nations. He served two terms from 1997 – 2006. He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the Family's...My condolences...

Posted by A friend   October 18, 2019

It's like a unusual flower is missing from the garden of life!

Posted by Shirley Ajayi - Chicago, IL   March 04, 2019

What a wonderful example of the ability of the human spirit and soul to overcome extreme odds to find greatness in ones life. I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Kofi Annan. May you find the peace of God that excels all thought as you rely on him in this time of loss.

Posted by W S - PG, NC   February 13, 2019

A fine example of the ability of the human spirit and soul to overcome overwhelming odds to fine success in ones life . I would like to express my sincere condolences to his family and friends. May you find the peace of God and may he comfort you in your time of loss.

Posted by W S - PG, NC   February 13, 2019

My sincere Condolences.

Posted by - IN   September 17, 2018

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Secretary General of United Nations, Kofi Annan.
One of the world's most exemplary diplomats and visionary leader, a great soul of compassion: humbleness and greatness.
Men may come men may go
But few leave their foot prints on the go
Over generations to learn and follow
Mr. Kofi Annan you have done that,
Thank you so much for precious memories and share with me and with the world.
Specially, I am very grateful to your visit to Sri Lanka for help and comfort Sri Lankans at the time of Tsunami disaster.
I Love you, Mr. Kofi Annan.
May God bless you and your family in the time of saddened
May rest in peace, Ambassador Annan,
You were Father to me and to the Nation of the world
You will be in our heart forever
Mr. Kofi Annan, you were a living legend and you have done tremendous work to the world and looking forward a sustained peace in this word.
Therefore shall make our maximum contribution to make his dreams come true in the future.
Mr. Kofi Annan may rest in peace.

Posted by Thushari Dissanayake - Colombo   September 11, 2018

A true son of Ghana, Africa and the world. You have played your part well. God bless you on your journey home to your Maker. Rest in Peace, sir. To your family: It is well. May you take comfort and pride in knowing that the world is with you.

Posted by Wilma Koomson - Spring Valley, NY - Family Friend   September 10, 2018

You fought a good fight, I remember you for the peace you made in our country Kenya during the 2007 post election violence. Rest in peace.

Posted by PERE Kundayo    September 10, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Annan Family and friends for the loss of your beloved KOFI. As you celebrate his life well lived, find comfort in cherished memories, his great legacy, and the support of many who loved him (Daniel 12:13) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

Posted by A friend   September 06, 2018

You were a great man. Our deepest sympathies

Posted by Sandya and Family - London   September 05, 2018


Posted by Adjoa Frempong - Philadelphia, PA   September 03, 2018

Sending prayers and words of comfort to the family of Mr. Annan. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by Ms. Sowell - Charlotte   September 03, 2018

To the family of Kofi Annan , my condolences to you may you find the peace you need doing this difficult time .

Posted by A friend   September 02, 2018

My deepest sympathy for Kofi's family.

Posted by A friend   August 31, 2018


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   August 31, 2018

Thank You, so much for your work!

Job well done

Posted by Clemmie Middleton - Gainesville, FL   August 31, 2018

My condolences to the family of Kofi Annan for our loss.

Posted by Rose.    August 29, 2018

Posted by C M - AL - neighbor   August 28, 2018

Dr. PAUL POGUE, President, Clotilda Legacy Foundation, 1704 Edgar D. Nixon Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104/ Clotildafoundation@outlook.com
"A giant of a person and an inspiration to all, his legacy of inclusiveness lives on. I would like to say, Job Well Done". 8/28/2018-P.P.

Posted by A friend   August 28, 2018

Posted by A friend   August 26, 2018


Rest in Peace, Ambassador Annan. May your family be surrounded by angels and prayers at this time.

Posted by - TX   August 25, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Gwin Marshall - JACKSON, TN   August 25, 2018

A great man...

Posted by A friend   August 25, 2018

Posted by L. Harris - Jax, FL   August 24, 2018

Posted by Vinesh Rajkaran Sukhari    August 24, 2018

I am saddened by the sudden passing of Kofi Annan and I pray that his beautiful Soul Rests in Peace! May God give his loved ones the strength to cope with his loss..

Posted by Vinesh Rajkaran Sukhari - Johannesburg, South Africa   August 24, 2018

We have lost a very precious treasure

Posted by ANTHONY SAM - LONDON - family   August 24, 2018

Mr. Anan. You played your part well in the pursuant of peace and human dignity. May your soul rest in Perfect Peace?

Posted by Tom Simbo - Aurora, CO   August 23, 2018

The world has lost a great voice of reason, a great soul of compassion: A sense of humor, a walk of dignity, humbleness and greatness rolled into one unique and wonderful example of leadership through good and bad. We all lost someone we loved and share the grief with the family of Kofi. We send love to them who supported him and stood by him in high water as well as in the sun.

Posted by Lindsey Langmaid - Waterford, MI   August 23, 2018


One's work will always be remembered...JOB WELL DONE...HUMANITY is better because of KOFI...THANK U...PRAYERS and BLESSINGS

Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   August 22, 2018

My sincere condolences to Mr. Annan's family. He was a true believer in peace and equality, no matter what nationality you are. An example to follow. My thoughts and condolences are with his family during this difficult time. May God provide the needed support and comfort. He's resting in peace now. May the memories that he left provide comfort.

Posted by THC - NJ   August 22, 2018

Hare Krsna, May you go back home back to Godhead!

Posted by David Corcoran - Croton-on-Hudson, NY   August 22, 2018

My condolences to your family and friends during this time of grief.

Posted by J L - Houston, TX   August 22, 2018

Condolences to the family, May those around you help you through the days ahead. Much comfort is received from good memories of Mr Annan. Lean on God for strength until he is called to stand.

Posted by Mildred - IL   August 22, 2018

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.I am so sorry for your loss. May your family receive strength from God. "He will make you firm, he will make you strong, he will firmly ground you." - 1Peter 5:10

Posted by NT - Fl   August 22, 2018

To the family of Mr.Annan
So very sorry for your loss of a man who used his life to strive for peace among all.This will soon be the gift that God will give to the whole earth.May you all once again greet him as this occurs.Prayers for comfort and strength to you all until that great time.

Posted by A friend   August 22, 2018

I know of no finer human being than Kofi Annan. He will always be my idea of true greatness. Bless you and thank you for all you have done and tried to do to make our world a more peaceful place. We Love You, Kofi Annan. Wishing you a smooth and sacred Homegoing. Prayers going up and all around ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Posted by David Magee - SLC, UT   August 21, 2018


To the Anna family. May God keep you in your time of Sorrow
Job well done... RIP

Posted by Dora Wilcox - Mobile, AL   August 21, 2018

May the wonderful memories of your Dear One forever shine brightly in your heart & May the precious memories shared continue to sustain you. Psalms 116:15

Posted by Sincerely    August 21, 2018

To the Annan family, may the God of all comfort sustain you at this time of such great loss.

Posted by A friend   August 21, 2018

Annan Family, Friends,

Our condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Cherish his precious memories and share them with others. Our prayers are with your family in your grief. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.-RO.15:33

Posted by A friend   August 21, 2018

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Posted by Joan Walton - Columbus, GA   August 21, 2018

To the Annan Family: To the Family: My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.

Posted by A friend   August 21, 2018


Thank you for your services to our country and for championing for children of the world.
Prayers to the family and friends for your loss. Mr. Amnan's spirit will live on.

Posted by CATHERINE SMITH - BURLINGTON, NC   August 20, 2018

Mr. Annan was a person who was interested in peace. Our thoughts are with Mr. Annan's family and friends as they mourn his loss. Our Heavenly Father will give comfort and a measure of peace to you all.

Posted by - MD   August 20, 2018



Posted by Paula Williams - Charlotte, NC   August 20, 2018


Posted by Ann Stokman - Greenfield, WI   August 20, 2018


With deepest condolences. An incredible man who accomplished so much.

Posted by Susan Jameson - Rollinsford, NH   August 20, 2018

I felt his soul and his spirit throughout his entire reign as secretary general at the United Nations. He was a beacon of hope for me as a citizen diplomat. He will be missed.

Posted by Gregory Miller - Los Angeles, CA   August 20, 2018

So sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. Heartfelt condolences are with the family. May our Heavenly Father supply you with strength and courage as needed each day. Colossians1:11. May the memories you shared bring you lasting comfort. Deepest sympathy!

Posted by Lmb    August 20, 2018

I admired his great level of grace, delivery of messages/ information and his poise under fire. He was a handsome gentleman with a breath taking smile. A perfect example for our leaders , polticians to embrace. He will be missed. To his family, thank you for sharing him with us.

Posted by Juliana Dorvile - Castries, NY   August 20, 2018


I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for his humanitarian contributions. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning.

Posted by Dr Felix Omeki - Johannesburg, TX   August 20, 2018

Mr. Kofi will long be remembered for the "good name" he held among God and men. Time will not allow us to mention all of his many accomplishments. Now his destiny is to enjoy the exquisite delight in the abundance of peace as a citizen of God's heavenly Kingdom where he will enjoy eternal peace and happiness among all who choose to do what is right in God's eyes. Surely Jesus had him in mind when he said: "You will be with me in Paradise."

Posted by Dianne Williams - FL   August 20, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Alishia - SC   August 20, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   August 20, 2018

Life in this world is hard, but Kofi's sincere and kind spirit was reflected in his hard work and deep interest in people and their plight and he brought good to many in the way he carried out his responsibilities with insight. thereby good resulted. May that spirit which he showed be remembered. May God grant peace and courage to face the days and weeks ahead in the strength that only He can provide.

Posted by A friend   August 20, 2018

I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for his humanitarian contributions. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning.

Posted by - Bear, DE   August 20, 2018

May the Soul of Kofi Annan rest in Peace,You done your part on earth and i believe you continue to serve in God's Kingdom as best as you did on earth.RIP

Posted by Matsobane Thubakgale - Johannesburg   August 20, 2018

To the Family of Kofi Annan,

Mr. Annan was a great example of a human being. My sincere
condolences to the family. May god grant him peace in paradise.

Posted by Garth Newberry - Riverside, CA   August 19, 2018

To the Family of Mr. Annan:

His service as the Secretary-General of the United Nations made me very proud! May God keep you in His Powerful Arms of Love!

Betty Flanagan Henderson- Detroit

Posted by A friend   August 19, 2018

I respect you, may you rest in peace!

Posted by Liu Guangfa - Accra, CA - teacher   August 19, 2018

Posted by Westwood Area Memphis, TN    August 19, 2018


Posted by Shirley Ajayi - Chicago, IL - Friend   August 19, 2018


May you rest in peace with past friends and family. You are truly blessed and surely missed

Posted by kevin kennedy - Jacksonville, IL   August 19, 2018


Posted by - DULUTH GA.   August 19, 2018

Kofi Annan made us Africans proud. He showed that we Africans are also capable of big achievements if we work very hard and we respect democracy and the rule of law. He shall be remembered side by side with the great leaders of Africa. He ha contribut to the History of Africa.

Posted by Stanley Mneney, Prof - Dar ES Salaam   August 19, 2018

I feel Your departure took a piece of my life with you.


Posted by Michael Kerjman - Melbourne, Australia   August 19, 2018


My heartfelt condolences to Mr. Annan family and friends around the world. Rest in Peace Mr. Secretary-General job well done!

Posted by Tony Dawson - New Haven, CT - friend   August 19, 2018

Kofi, you were one of the few great men of our time. Your immense humility, dignity, dedication, compassion and optimism for humanity are sorely lacking among the so called leaders of today. May your blessed soul rest in well deserved peace. Thank you Nane for loving him and supporting him so that he could do his inestimable work.

Posted by Darlene Crook - Gingins - friend   August 19, 2018

I am sending my sincerest condolences to the family. Kofi will be remembered for many of his efforts, especially the United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty. His display of optimism and dedication to humanitarian efforts was rare. We can rest assured that the peace that he believed in will be experienced on Earth (Dan. 2:44; Ps 37:29; Ps. 72:16; Ez. 34:26.27).

Posted by A friend   August 19, 2018


In God's care, rest in peace.

Posted by Dwayne Bickham, Sr. - Dayton, OH   August 19, 2018

Good-bye old friend and colleague RIP

Posted by Bob Ravalico - Locarno, NY - coworker   August 19, 2018


Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   August 18, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   August 18, 2018

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Hope Constant-Carter - Fort Washington, MD   August 18, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family and many friends. Job well done Mr. Annan!

Rhonda, MD

Posted by A friend   August 18, 2018


Rory and I wish to extend our condolences's on the loss of Kofi Annan.he'll surely be missed very much.luv,faith/rory

Posted by faith/rory tobin/dockett - Newton Centre/brighton, MA - acquaintance   August 18, 2018

My heartfelt condoleances go to his family in this time of extreme sadness. It has been an honour to know Kofi Annan and to have the privilege to discuss contemporary art with him. He was a man of great curiosity and his ability to assess without judgement was and will always be inspirational.

Posted by Sixtine Crutchfield - Geneva - friend   August 18, 2018

thank you for your work for peace at the UN James T. Struck BA, BS, AA, MLIS

Posted by James Struck - Waukegan, IL - acquaintance   August 18, 2018

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