The presence of personalities from all walks of life that graced the funeral ceremony of late Mrs. Virginia Opuruiche Omodu (Nee Dennar) will always be remembered, particularly by the people of Rumuche Community, Emohua LGA, Rivers State.
Speaking to journalists, Dr. Okechukwu Omodu, the first son of late Mrs. Virginia Omodu (Mother of All and Ezinne 1 of First Baptist Church, Rumuche, Emohua), opined that his mother lived a God fearing and fulfilled life while on earth.
The UK based medical doctor, asserted his late mother as one that nobody would like to lose as mother, adding that he was satisfied with the outcome of the event. The medical practitioner, who spoke on the virtue of his late mother and the lesson to younger women, stated that his mother had left a legacy that would be difficult to emulate, pointing out that those who knew his mother would attest to the fact that any woman who could emulate half of her virtue, should count herself blessed.
On his part, shortly after his mother’s interment, Barr. Nkem Omodu, a UK based lawyer and second son to late Virginia, described her as an epitome of peace and one who lived a Christ like life, while on earth.
Barr. Omodu stated that they never wanted their mother to depart from them, even though she died at the age of 84 years, adding that they were already contemplating to celebrate her at 90.
Responding on what younger women should emulate from the virtue of his late mother, the legal practitioner, disclosed that an interview which his late mother granted to her grand children was indicative of her Christ like life, as her concern was for women to always reflect on what would be the feeling of Christ in every decision or action that they may wish to take.
For those that came from far and near to sympathize with their father, Chief Gabriel Olu Omodu and the entire family, Barr. Omodu prayed God to guide them back to their respective destinations, affirming that the life of his late mother was indeed fulfilled, pointing out that the event wouldn’t have been a success, if not for the presence of all and sundry that graced the burial ceremony.
He in the meantime, thanked the Redeemed Christian Church of God for anchoring the Service of Songs that took place on the 19th of December in Port Harcourt and the burial proper of December 22nd, 2018 which was handled by the First Baptist Church, Rumuche, Emohua.
A guest, Chief Sir Edmond M. Obinna, a Director at the Ministry of Urban Development and Physical Planning, Rivers State, who was a school mate to the duo Dr. Okechukwu and Barr. Nkem in the Old Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Borokiri, Rivers State, said that the way and manner late Mrs. Virginia Omodu lived and nurtured her children was evident at the event, adding that such virtue was what the society is being robbed of.
He expressed gratitude that late Mrs. Virginia was a mother to all, one that lived a life of emulation, asserting that a woman who counseled the young ones, even in the Church, had made heaven and that they were happy about it.
In the same vein, Chief & Lolo Christian Adaka who spoke in line with Mr. Ellis Nria Dappa on the life and times of late Virginia; described her as an embodiment of womanhood and one who was always ready to take charge of other peoples responsibilities without grudge or complain.
Some of the dignitaries that graced the ceremony include: Chief Sergeant Awuse; Hon. Glory Emeh; High Chief Tom Aliezi, Emohua LGA Chairman; Senator Andrew Uchendu; Hon. Emeka Nwoke; Chief of Staff, Rivers State Government House and Hon. Sam Ogeh, member, Rivers State House of Assembly, among others.
By Blaise Elumezie