CHRISTIANS have been enjoined to bear the fruit of righteousness, render services to God and fellow human beings which they would be remembered for after departure on earth.
The Vicar, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Ufuma, Orumba North LGA, Anambra State,Rev Bekka Obiajulu gave the injunction during the burial service of the late Mrs. Alice Ifeyinwa Nwankwo.
Rev Obiajulu “urged Christians to emulate Jesus who is a perfect example of good works, avoiding the spirit of segregation.
He emphasised the importance of labouring for the things that cannot perish, laying up treasures in heaven, as well as leaving a lasting legacy that will continue to speak even after death.
The Managing Director/CEO of Anambra Newspaper and Printing Corporation, Chuka Nnabuife, who led the members of the corporation’s staff to console with the family, noted that it is painful to lose a beloved one, especially at a young age .
“We came to console Mrs Chizoba Njaka and her family because she is one of us. It is painful to lose a beloved one more especially at a certain young age but it is the will of God that she has passed on. Our presence today is to console you all because an injury to one is an injury to all. We pray that God will give you all the fortitude to bear the loss.
The first child of the deceased, Chizoba Njaka, of National Light Newspapers, explained that her mum who lost her husband long ago, faced a lot of difficulties and sleepless nights while labouring to bring them up.
Mrs Njaka described her mother as a courageous woman who managed issues and trials well and pledged to follow the good legacies her mother left behind.
In his tribute, Mr Emmanuel Njaka, who is the first son-law to the deceased described her as a virtuous woman whose generosity was to a fault and thanked God for the exemplary life she lived.
Mr Njaka, husband of Mrs Chizoba Njaka explained that the deceased used her profession as a nurse to touch the lives of indigent people who could not afford medical services especially those from the community. “She did a lot of marvelous things that she would be remembered for.”
Speaking on life and times of the late Alice Nwankwo, the last daughter, Chidinma Nwankwo said that it was very painful to lose her mother, whom she described as a rare gem, virtuous, accommodating, peaceful, prayerful, loving, humble, caring and motherly.
In a vote of thanks, the brother in-law of the deceased, Ichie Anene Nwanko, thanked Holy Trinity Church, Ufuma and all who stood by them during the burial He also added that the death of the late Alice Nwankwo is a painful loss to the entire family as she was known as a very humble, peaceful and hard-working woman.