Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Founder, Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), Hon. David Anyaele, on Wednesday buried his mother, Mrs Grace Anyaele, in grand style.
The Rights activist who is the Special Assistance to Abia State Governor on Persons With Disabilities (PWD), described her late mother as a woman of great value.
He said that the family was not grieving but only heartbroken because of the godly life she led.
Speaking during the funeral service that took place in Amorji Igbere in Bende Local Government Area of Abia, Anyaele said that the mother who died on Sept. 12, at the ripe age of 82, lived a fulfilled life.
He said his mother was a dedicated Adventist, who taught him long-suffering, patience, hope, perseverance, and service to God and man.
In his condolence, Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti, encouraged Anyaele and the family to find solace in the fact that the mother lived a godly and virtuous life.
The governor, represented by Mr Onyedikachi Iroegbu, Deputy Mayor, Bende LGA, said that she had gone to rest from the worries and care of this life.
He asked God to grant Anyaele the fortitude to bear the loss, “as you continue to walk in the inspiring footsteps of the great matriarch.”
Earlier in a sermon, Pastor S. E. Nwarungwa, the Officiating Minister and District Leader of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Aba, described funeral ceremony as a time of reflection for everyone still living.
Taking his Bible reflection from James 4:14 -17, the minister who spoke on the topic: “How do you live your life today?,” admonished everyone against careless living.
“Death is an appointment and each one of us will answer that appointment one time or the other.
“A time for funeral like this calls for sober reflection, because the issue is not how long but how well we live,” he said.
The event was massively attended by people from all walks of life.