By Felix Oti
Encomiums poured in amidst emotions as Late Mrs. Mabel Ifeoma Onuwdinjo was laid to rest in her husband’s country home at Isiagu Amikwo Awka ,Awka South local government area, Anambra state.
Late, Ifeoma who died on February 2021 at the age of 61 years was blessed with six children and five grand children including Emeka ‘Lucky’ Onwudinjor of Federal College of Education, Technical Umunze and Chidi Ernest Onwudinjor, an associate of www.odogwublog.com.
In his homily, Pastor Chigbo David Anene, who preached on the topic” Jesus Christ the Son of God” took his Bible reading from Isaiah 40:6-8 urged the congregation to embrace and depend on Jesus Christ. “
” As you are breathing today God gave you an opportunity when dreaming and snoring , you are dead.
“We are here as Children of God, not as Catholics, Anglicans or Pentecostals because Jesus Christ came and died for every body according to John 10:10.
It is only Jesus that you need on earth because where our mother is, the question before her is are you of Christ?
Among her children were Austin Onuwdinjo, CHINEDU Onuwdinjo, IFEANYI Onuwdinjo, Emeka Onuwdinjo and Chidiebere Onuwdinjo.
In his graveside oration, the first born Austin Onwudinjor while thanking all who gathered in solidarity to their family , said their late mother lived a unique life before her demise.
He said: ‘But it is not how long but how well. Manari as popularly called, used every minute of her sojourn on earth wisely to please God.
“Our mother lived a fruitful life that benefited all who were fortunate enough to come into contact with her. “Everywhere she went and everything she touched, she left them better than she meet them. She added and never subtracted ,she built and never destroyed. She is not only our mother, she is our Hero.
“We had a unique privilege to be her sons and daughters. As a mother, that’s where she truly shined.
She did not just provide food, she nourished us. She did not just managed the house, she helped her late husband, Mr Chibueze Onuwdinjo to give us a roof over our heads.
They gave us sweet home, She did not just instruct us on what to do, she took the time to teach and sculpt us and let us drink from her deep reservoir of wisdom.
She set us on our path. Whenever time got tough, she helped up with a lantern that we may see our way forward and she encouraged us to succeed.