THE Late Mama Paulina Obiefune has been described as a true Christian who should be emulated by all.
Rev Fr Anthony Izu Okoye,in a homily at the burial mass of Mama Christiana Obiefuna, 88, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Aguleri, urged Christians to give God all their time by striving to store their treasures where it will not decay.
Fr. Okoye noted that a lot of Christians get worried on many things, stressing that what matters in life is one’s relationship with God and how you have used the resources he gave you to relate with your neighbours.
His words, “If you want to see God, you should leave material things and strive to
embrace God with love, humility and charity. Use what you have to help others and embrace your creator”.
He stated that the time of funeral is the time of sober reflection of one’s life and commended mama Paullina for the great role she played in the church and raising her children in the fear of God.
Speaking in an interview after the burial, the children the deceased Prof. Mike and Mrs. Florence Akwu, said
their mother was very caring, humble and was a unifying factor to the entire Obiefune family.
Mike said their mother encouraged them to build all the chairs in the church at St. Joseph’s Church, Aguleri, and vowed never to see the priests lacking in anything.
Also speaking the deceased’s granddaughter, Moris Magrette ,who said her granny was survived by 100 children, grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren and left behind great legacies that must not be thrown away.“My regret is that I never fulfilled my promise to her”.
The Chief celebrant, Fr. Anthony Idigo, described the family as a pillar of the church. Other co-celebrants include Fr. Augustine Okonkwo, Fr. Ozormetha and Fr. Michael Aujichi.