…as Ma Uzokwe goes home amidst tributes, eulogies
By CHUKS EKE
Christian have been charged to embrace and live the life of Jesus Christ if they want to enjoy life of peace here on Earth and in eternity.
The Parish Vicar at All Saints Anglican Church, Ojoto, Rev. Canon Timothy Onyeka who gave the admonition during the burial service of Late Ma Grace Akuoyibo-Onu Uzokwe at Enugo village, Ojoto in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra state, said any living being has the right to choose whether to embrace Christ during his life time and inherit eternity or to embrace the devil and inherit hail fire.
Speaking about the Nonagenarian who was the mother in law to Rev. Osita Oguaka, a retired Anglican priest, the vicar described her as a dedicated Christian who lived a life worthy of emulation.
According to him” Mama has lived her life and gone back to her maker. Today’s message is for the living. We need Jesus Christ to be able to inherit eternal life with God”.
In his tributes, Former Dean, Ojoto Anglican Deanry, Rev. Canon Ken Anaukwu extolled the virtues of Mama saying that she was never absent from church despite her age during his pastoral visits.
Rev. Oguaka said that she was happy to have had her as a mother inlaw saying that his wife Nneka took after her mother’s gentle, caring and peace loving nature.
One of the deceased grandson, Onyedika Oguaka recalled how Granny taught them peace and unity.” She always say, A broomstick can be broken but a bunch of broomsticks cannot”.
Moreover, Hon Tony Uche Ezekwelu, former Assembly man and SSA to Gov on Youths Mobilization and Chief Dennis Okafor, an Igweship contestant in Ojoto, said that Ma Uzokwe was known for her hardwork and honesty.
“Mama who is my Aunt was a soldier of Christ, a farmer and business woman. She tells you the truth to your face without fear or favor. Although she lived up to 90 but will be missed”, said Ezekwelu and Okafor
Also, President General, Ojoto, Chief Donatus Anozie described the deceased as a peacemaker urging the bereaved to walk in the legacies of their mother.
The trio of Chief Uzoma Ikukuoma Ojoto, Chief Uzonna Okolie and Mr Stephen Onyekachi in their separate speeches extolled both the virtues of the deceased and In-laws saying that they were at burials because of the many lives the family have affected positively.
However, the deceased only son, Mr. Samuel Uzokwe after eulogizing his late mother’s virtues thanked all the clergymen including the officiating priest, Rev Chukwunonso Molokwu and those that came to commiserate with them bidding them farewell and God’s blessings.
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