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Casket Bearing the Remains of Late Onofekohwo Joyce Overah


Late DESOPADEC Commissioner, Joyce Overah Laid to Rest Amidst Tears, Emotions in Sapele

…as Delta PDP faithful Pays Rest Respect

By Stephanie Ikanone

The remains of the Hon. Onofekohwo Joyce Overah, the Honourable Commissioner who represented Sapele, Ethiope West and Okpe local government areas on the board of DESOPADEC has been laid to rest in his country home, Sapele.

Late Hon. Joyce Overah who was committed to mother earth today, Saturday, July 25, 2020, began his final journey home with a motorcade procession from Okparavero Memorial Hospital to Face to Face Assembly, Okuovwori, Sapele, where a funeral service was held for him.

During the church service, the officiating minister Pastor Kelechi Joseph Ekugha who spoke on the message titled: “Preparing for death” said that death is inevitable. He added that no life machine can prevent death, as everyone must pass through the gate of death when the time comes, and thereafter face judgement as it is appointed unto man to die once.

Joyce Overah Family

Late Joyce Overah’s Family Members at the funeral service

The remains of late Hon. Joyce Onofekowho Overah was thereafter conveyed to his country home at No.1 Overah Avenue, off Shell road Sapele, Delta State where he was finally laid to rest.

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At the burial to pay their final respect were members of the family which include Mr Alex Overah, Mr Friday Overah, Mr Raymond Overah, Mr Paul Overah, Mrs Anthonia Overah, Mrs Honey Tega Overah, Mrs Ruth Raymond Overah, Miss Devyne Overah, Mastor Obaro Overah, Miss Emmanuella Overah, Master Wigho Overah and others.

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Delta State who graced the burial ceremony include Chief Barr. Kingsley Esiso, Hon. Solomon Funkekeme, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, Chief Felix Anirah ,Chief Eugene Inoaghan, Hon. Austine Ayemidejor, Chief James Augoye, Hon. Julius Egbedi, Chief Ejaife Odebala, Chief Ighoyota Amori, Chief Paulinus Akpeki, Comrade Benson Okorodudu, Hon. Igho Adibor, Hon. Ovo Abeke amongst others.

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Members of the board of DESOPADEC were not left out as they were ably represented by Hon. Michael Diden, Chief Askia Ogieh, Chief John Obukowho Nani, Chief Vincent Oyibode, Hon. Kent Okiemutie, amongst other dignatries.

Mr Raymond Overah who spoke on behalf of the family thanked everyone who took out their time to grace the burial ceremony, adding that the vacuum that the late Hon. Joyce Overah left behind would be impossible to fill by anyone, just as he also said that the late Commissioner would be sorely missed by all who knew him well.

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