TODAY, December 5, 2019, marks the beginning of final earthly journey of Iyom Ezinne Roseline Enemali as family, friends and well-wishers gather to conduct vigil mass in her honour at Nzam, Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State, in commencement of her funeral rites.
No doubt, Igbodor, Nzam and entire Anambra West are all up en-mass to give honour to whom it is due – this time, the matriarch of Enemali’s family, Ezinne Roseline.
For Iyom Enemali, her death rather than laden the heart with pains, revs up candour; presenting no less a template of truly fulfilled life with legacies of accomplishment resplendently donning the martriach’s life and time with thrills and funs that etch unending nostalgia in the hearts of those who were privileged to savour her sparks in lifetime.
Even at 80-years, Iyom holds much affection to many hearts who wish she could live another 80 years more. Perhaps, her warm connection with all who came across her casts her indisposable aura in the hearts of her admires, friends and well-wishers who today file out in their numbers to bid farewell to a special breed that this generation was privileged to savour and well missed as well.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal,” according to Gardner Mckay.
While Iyom’s death leaves a vacuum in Enemali’s family, friends’ circle and Nzam community, her fine memories would continue to be a consolation.
Tomorrow, December 6, 2019, Ugwun’anyioso, Ezinne Rose would be laid to rest; no more can the living do to vitiate her spirit on the changing times and values than to draw from the enviable legacies her life and time had bestowed to humanity.
The good upbringing of her children, including the current Commissioner for Lands, Bonaventure Enemali, tells the brand of Mama’s products to the society and why she will forever be missed in death.