Emeka Okonkwo buries mother, Francisca Ugboaku Okonkwo

The ancient town of Akpugo in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, came alive Friday February 26, as Emeka


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Emeka Okonkwo buries mother, Francisca Ugboaku Okonkwo
Mr. Emeka Okonkwo, performing the dust-to-dust rite of his beloved mother, while his siblings, observe


The ancient town of Akpugo in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, came alive Friday February 26, as Emeka Okonkwo buried his mother, late (Mrs.) Francisca Ugboaku Okonkwo (Nee Ekenwulo) at the family compound of Chief Cyril Aneke Okonkwo.

The Funeral Mass, which took place in the family compound, was celebrated by Rev. (Fr.) Edeh Maurice of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Akpugo.

During the homily, the Cleric stressed the need for everyone to know God, saying it is more beneficial to know God while alive, than to die without knowing Him. “When you die in Christ you will enjoy eternal life”, he admonished.

Rev. Fr. Edeh Maurice (4th left) flanked by the children & in-laws of late Mrs. Francisca Okonkwo, immediately after the Outing Service

 

Immediately after the Mass, the remains of Mrs. Francisca Okonkwo, was laid to rest, which was then followed by the entertainment of guests.

The eldest son of late (Mrs.) Francisca Ugboaku Okonkwo, Mr. Emeka Okonkwo, in a chat with Our Managing-Editor, described his departed mother, as a peacemaker, loving and caring as well as bridge builder in Okonkwo family.

Mr. Gbubemi Abigor, who is an in-law to Late (Mrs.) Okonkwo, in his tribute, stated: “Mama was a real woman, who loved me and my younger sister, even before getting married to her daughter. She was also a mother. Her grandchildren will miss her very much, as she does not play with them”.

Mr. Abigor, advised the children of late (Mrs.) Okonkwo, to emulate the good virtues of their mother.

 

Mr. Gbubemi Abigor (4th right) with members of his family, during the traditional in-law’s greeting

 

In his closing remarks, Mr. Emeka Okonkwo, advised all to rely on God, especially those who had lost their loved ones, one time or the other. “They should put their hope and trust in God, because He will never disappoint them, no matter the situation”, he stressed.

He thanked his friends, Okere Community, United Friends, 18+ Club, CMO Sacred Heart Cathedral Warri, Hussey College Old Students, Ultimate Fitness Club as well as the people of his community, for gracing the burial ceremony of his late Mother.

 

Mr. Emeka Okonkwo (middle) Mr. Segun Asare (1st right) & some of his friends from Warri



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