THE remains of Mrs Maria Mbanaso, wife of Sir Alfred Obi Mbanaso (Onowu Ubuluisiuzo) has been committed to mother earth at her country home in Ubuluisiuzo, Ihiala Local Government Area, Anambra State.
Speaking to National Light reporters while paying tribute to his mother, the deceased’s first son, Obioma Mbanaso stated, “my mother’s love for her children has nothing to compare to; my heart cracks anytime I remember she’s no more. I visited her before she died not knowing that’s going to be the last time I will get to meet her. Adadioramma, in my next world, I will still choose you to be my mother; I can’t start questioning God. I’m sure your devoted Christian Life has earned you a place close to your creator”.
In the same vain, the deceased’s daughter, Oge Mbanaso Nwawulu, described her late mother as a dogged fighter, who didn’t relent despite having suffered from long term sickness. “Honestly I’m speechless at the moment- 16 years of you fighting sickness is something I won’t want to remember and the pain you went through during those periods broke my heart. All the same, I pray you rest in the lord’s bosom,” she said.
The husband to the deceased, A.O. Mbanaso, a knight of St John international, described his late wife as a special person who shouldn’t have died at her age. He said that before her death, there was no one who would say that she wronged them. She was loving, caring, and above all, a good wife and mother to me and the children”. He equally thanked well-wishers who have comforted them in their time of mourning.
Present at the burial were the Anambra State Council of Traditional Prime Ministers, led by the association’s acting President, Chief G.O. Okpalaeke (Onowu Azia), the secretary, Chief E.J. Nwegwu (Onowu Ebenebe), Member, representing Ihiala 1 State Constituency in Anambra State House of Assembly, Chidi Udemadu, MD/CEO, Anambra Newspaper and Printing Corporation, Sir Chuka Nnabuife.