After serving the state and general public as a civil servant, there might not be a better way to end the long journey than leading family, friends and well-wishers in thanksgiving to God for his faithfulness all through the years.
This was the case with Sir Jonas-Jerry Osegbo, a former staff of the Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS and the state Ministry of Information when he thanked God for his love, mercy and guidance upon him during his years of service after attaining the retirement age of sixty.
Correspondent Amaka Chibuzor-Okoye reports that in homily during a Holy Mass, the priest in charge, Reverend Father Francis Oranye said it is important to acknowledge whatever God has done in someone’s life with thanksgiving for Him to further bless them beyond measures.
Reverend Father Oranye maintained that Sir Jonas-Jerry has continued to live an exemplary life as a Christian by giving succor to those around him and encouraged him to continue for more of God’s blessings.
The thanksgiving Holy Mass, which also commemorated his sixtieth birthday anniversary, was held at the Christ the King out station of Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Awka.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the Holy Mass, the celebrant, Sir Jonas-Jerry appreciated God for his life despite all situations and experiences during his journey as a civil servant.
He extolled the state government for workers welfare and other incentives, which other states are not enjoying and encouraged his colleagues, especially those in the media to be honest in the discharge of their duties.
The wife of the celebrant, Mrs. Eunice Osegbo expressed gratitude to God for seeing her husband through his service years and attaining the age of sixty praying for God’s guidance, protection and blessings as he begins his retirement life.
For one of his colleagues Mr. Ikemefuna Asika noted that the celebrant is a socialite, humble and honest praying God to bless him the more.
Also speaking, the first daughter of the celebrant, Barrister Chioma Udeozor, said they know their father as a peaceful and understanding man, who strived to give them all they needed to become fruitful in life.
Special thanksgiving, cutting of birthday cake and other side attractions added glamour to the Holy Mass.