The remains of Late Ezinne (Mrs) Patricia Nwaeke-Nwanyaha (nee Uzu) has been laid to rest at her family compound along Obior road, Idumu-Obior village, Igbodo, in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State.
The rites of passage of the late nonagenarian who was called to eternal glory at the aged of 93 was attended by dignitaries from all walks of life including political office holders, other top government functionaries, captains of industries, community and opinion leaders, the clergies, members of the bench and bar and members of the fourth estate of the realm.
The requiem mass in honor of the late mother of Ten which was officiated by a college of Roman Catholic Priests, was held at St. Martins Of Tours Catholic Church, Igbodo.
The eldest son, Mr Nkem Nwaeke of Delta Broadcasting Service, DBS, Warri read the first bible reading at the service taken from the book of Wisdom, while the third daughter, a retired headmistress, Mrs Grace Maha took the second reading taken from the letter of Saint Paul to the Romans.
The Responsorial Psalms was jointly anchored by two grand daughters, Mrs Ebele Clara Ochuno and Mrs Ify Mariam Ozigbo.
The Parish Priest, Rev Fr. Bernard Oleru, in his homily informed the congregation that death is a transition to another state of life and expressed joy that late Mrs Patricia Nwaeke-Nwanyaha, was a committed and prayerful woman who had faith in God.
Relieving his personal contacts with the late nonagenarian, Rev Fr. Oleru added that she was a great inspiration who impacted on her children the good virtues of life, stressing that the Catholic community was celebrating a woman who loves the church and God so dearly and a mother who showed her children the ways of God.
The Catholic Priest revealed that late Mrs Patricia Nwaeke-Nwanyaha, left legacies of humility, peace, love, sincerity, hard work and generosity and advised the children to emulate the rich qualities of their late mother.
Rev Fr. Oleru who also urged the children of the deceased to take solace in the Sterling qualities of their mother, commended them for taking good care of their mother, stressing old age should be a blessing to the family not for sad narratives.
In their tributes, some of the children, including Barrister Justin Nwaeke, Martins Nwaeke, Uche Nwaeke, Mrs Anthonia Unomah, Mrs Augustina Okafor and Mrs Philomena Anumuokwu said the greater part of the good deeds that surrounds the life and time of their late mother were being told by people who came in close contact with her while alive.
They said although their tender hearts were heavy and full of thoughts about their mother, they were happy for the grace of long live enjoyed by their mother.
Speaking in an interview, a daughter inlaw Mrs Mary Efekhoba Nwaeke described the late mother inlaw as a woman of many good parts and asked God to reward her goodness with eternal rest in His Kingdom.
Mrs Nwaeke stated that it will be difficult to collapse her experience of over twenty years with a mother inlaw who oversees her kingdom with seemly effortlessness and love for every body around her.
The reception for guests at the family compound of the Nwaekes was filled to capacity as family members, friends and well wishers gathered to celebrate a woman who a lot of persons testified to have touched many lives positively.
There was uninterrupted entertainment from two musical bands who performed one after the other in a well coordinated manner.
The eldest son, Mr Nkem Nwaeke, who spoke on behalf of his siblings, said that they will always remember their late mother for the good and wonderful life she lived.
Mr Nwaeke described her late mother as an embodiment of humility, kindness, love, care and a woman of substance who embraced all that came her way with agape love.
He promised that the children will continue to follow the footsteps of their mother and ensure that her legacies lives on, even as he prayed God to grant the soul of his mother eternal rest.