BY FELIX OTI
The remains of Engr Ogbuehi Godwin Ndubueze Nwimo, father of a budding Journalist, Lawrence Chukwudike Nwimo has been laid to rest in his country home Umuelewe village Umuawa Ibu 1 in Okigwe local government area of Imo State amidst tears and ceremony.
He was aged 65 years.
In his sermon during the burial service, the very Rev KFO Okoroukwu (Circuit Presbyter) who took his Bible reading from the book of Job advisesed the family that “After the rain comes sunshine and reminded them how God blessed Job after his challenges in life
His words: “That every evil day has come to an end and everything bad has an expiring date .
He urged the family to have determination no matter the condition they may find themselves in, look at Ruth in the Bible.
Late Engr Ogbuehi Godwin Ndubueze Nwimo was born into the family of late Chief Pius and Ezinne Celina Nwimo of Umuelewe village Umuawa Ibu in Okigwe local government Imo State.
PAGOS as he was fondly called was the first son of his mother among 5 siblings.
Late Ndubueze was very brilliant at his tender and his primary education at Mba Asaa central school in Umuelewe Okigwe. After his primary education, he was employed to sell petroleum at Ashiegbu filling station Umunze in Orumba South local government area of Anambra state .
His death came as a shock to everybody. His children, church, the community will always miss him.
He survived by, wife, and 7 children among them is Chukwubuike Nwimo, a Journalist who described his late dad as the best ever.
He said: It was June, 2021 at exactly 9pm that he sent for me, so he could do father’s Sunday with all of us, which I agreed. The following morning I woke to see plethora of missed calls from mum and sisters who called around 5am repeatably .I knew all is not well. I called to get the ugly news that the person that spoke to me around 9 pm died around 10pm., an hour later. The news of his demise was heart wrenching, painful and disappointing. It is had to describe the multitude of thought and emotions that tore through my soul at that point.
“I am yet to believe that he is no more. He thought me to give in the best in whatever I do ,he thought me determination, patience and perseverance, he thought me how to love not hate. He thought me how to be the strength of my brothers weakness .He deserved the best reward for his good heart but death did not allow you to enjoy the fruits of your labour.
‘I missed him so much he was a blessing to everyone that comes around him.
According to his brother (Loveday Nwimo) zeke m as I call him being my brother, Honestly, I could not believe that he is dead because I know that I discussed with him on that Sunday where you told me that you are getting better before every thing turned the other way.. My brother never involved himself in any type of trouble. In fact I Will definitely miss him.
‘May God Almighty
whom I believe loves You most ,give your kind, lovely and gentle soul eternal rest in Jesus name’.
Nwimo is survived by
Queen Elizabeth Nwimo =Wife
Chinenye Ozoemena = First daughter
Nwamaka Nwimo = Second daughter
Chukwudike Nwimo = first son
Chinemerem Nwimo = Third daughter
Chidera Nwimo =Second Son
Chimsimdiri Nwimo =Fourth daughter
Odinaka Nwimo = Third son
In her tribute, the wife of the deceased Mrs Elizabeth Nwimo said :
” I thank God for the life you spent here on earth. You gave your life to the service of God, Your prayer life was a thing of emulation .You never joke with the reading of the world of God
You were a man of principle ,,a peace maker and a lover of God’s word. Thanks to God for the opportunity given to you to serve him in the capacity you did .
For the daughter, CHINENYENWA Ozoemena ” I wish you stayed more years but we can’t question the will of God because you transited to great beyond after you left your legacy that will be remembered.
You are not reach but you are contended with what you have and you always stand on the truth. We give God glory because you served him.
Speaking also, Chisimdirim Nwimo “
I feel like my life is empty The summary of our togetherness from the cradle of your exist lingers in my mind .Rest on daddy
As well, Nwamaka Nwimo said ” I love you so much my loving and devoted father, man of truth, man of peace and a solider of truth. Thank you for being amazing father to us. Good bye Ogbuehi
For Chinemerem Nwimo ” Dad, you are a great fighter and you fought well but because death is inevitable ,you have paid yours .None, nobody can replace you in my heart and I pray that God on his invite mercy will grant you eternal rest.
Chisimdirim Nwimo ” My heart bleeds and my soul mourns at your sudden demise.
An irreplaceable part of my world is gone .You promised to train me to whatever I like to become in future.You made Success my focus. God knows the best and we can’t question him.