Fri. Jul 12th, 2024


The remains of late Mr. Chris Onyema Okoronkwo, has been laid to rest in Ndi-Elendu Royal family of Ameke Akoliufu, Alayi in Bende L.G.A, of Abia State after a funeral service held at Eke Akoli square, Ameke Alayi.

He was the brother of Abia Retired Teachers Forum, ART-Forum coordinator, Mrs Eunice Egbuna.

Pix: Mrs Eunice Egbuna (5th from left) with members of Civil Society Organizations during the funeral service.

In his homily, a senior pastor of Living Christ Mission, LCM Aba Branch, Pastor Okey Nwakaozor, who drew his reference from the Bible books of 2 Chronicle chapter 15 verse 1 to 2, Psalm chapter 115 verses 1 to 3 among other references, reminded the gathering of death,  which is the end of all mortals, hence the need to flee from sin and embrace the new life in Christ.

He pointed out that the high death rate prevalent in the society today, is a clear indication that a day of reckoning will someday come.

“If we must succeed and gain eternal life, we must flee from sin. We must strive to be at peace with God and with all men”, Pastor Nwakaozor enjoined the gathering, even as he tasked them to remain steadfast in God, no matter the situation.

The homilist encouraged the bereaved family not to cry like people without hope but to rely solely on God, who is all knowing.

Interacting with our correspondent shortly after the interment, the ART-Forum coordinator, Mrs Eunice Egbuna, who also is the State Coordinator of CIvil Society Action Coalition on Education for All (CSACEFA) as well as the Executive Director, Initiative for Grassroots Interventions and Development in Education ( IGIDE) described the deceased, her younger brother as a hardworking and selfless person, who will be greatly missed.

Members of Civil Society Organizations,  a former chairman of Bende Local Government, Chief Gabriel Okereke Elendu,  former aide to the Abia State Government, Hon. Titus Okoronkwo,  among other dignitaries attended the funeral service.

Late Mr. Chris Onyema Okoronkwo (a.k.a General), a farmer and businessman who once co- founded the defunct Alayi Clothing Textiles in the United Kingdom, died at the age of 56 and was survived by his wife, two children (a male and female), brothers and sisters and numerous cousins and relatives.


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