By Nna Anulumadu
Torrents of eulogies poured in on Wednesday as the remains of late Catechist Florence Chinyere Ezeonyeodi were committed to the mother earth at her home town, Awka Etiti.
The funeral was attended by Bishops, priests, the religious and large number of faithful who came to bid farewell to the deceased.
Speaking at the Mass, the Catholic Bishop of Aguleri diocese His Lordship, Most Rev Denis Isizoh who presided over the funeral Mass reminded the faithful the need to always be prepared for death, testifying that the late Catechist prepared her self well for the last journey. “Since we believed in life after death, it is sacrosanct for us to prepare our selves every now since we may not know when death may come,” he advised.
Earlier in his Homily, Fr Fabian Muoedu described the late Catechist as woman of faith who loved God, the church and the parishioners with sincerity of heart, explaining that she was a noble servant of God and was highly morally principled. ” She was an obident catechist who carried her cross with faith. She was a woman of prayer who loved our mother Mary very well and say her rosary frequently.”The homilist charged faithful to emulate life style of the late catechist, adding that her life was a gospel to Christians.
The parish priest of St Joseph parish Awka Etiti Fr Paul Ifebighi also testified about the good life the late catechist lived, disclosing that the parish lost a vibrant woman of faith in her. He thanked Archbishop Valerian Okeke who was represented at the event by episcopal vicar Nnobi Region Very Rev Fr John Bosco Ezika. He also extolled Bishop Isizoh for gracing the funeral.
Until her death, late Florence Chinyere was a parish catechist at St Joseph parish Awka Etiti.