By Jon Egie

 

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The remains of late Friday Onoberhie lying in state during the funeral service

The remains of late Friday Onoberhie lying in state during the funeral service

The remains of late Friday Onoberhie aka Ewewu, 59, has been laid to rest in his home town, Ofuoma-Ughelli; Friday, Oct 20.

In a homily by the Rev Fr Augustine Kabba during the funeral service held at the SS Peter & Paul Pro-Cathedral Church, Ughelli Christians were charged to abide by the biblical injunction to imbibe the wisdom of living good life while on earth.

The priest said the beatitudes mentioned by Jesus Christ were lacking in the lifestyle of the average Christian but stressed that the beatitudes are the things that Christians must hold on to the glory of God and the benefit of mankind.

 

Late Friday Onoberhie alias Ewewu

Late Friday Onoberhie alias Ewewu

Remarking on the deceased, he said the late Ewewu, as an Orator played a role in the social life of mankind and as a Volunteer of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, he created time for God.

He said what was important for man was his soul and believed that Ewewu lived a good life poiting out that those who died in Christ have hope for eternity.

He enjoined the congregation to use the funeral service as a moment of sober reflection for all to examine their lives and consider whether they were in peace with God.

In a benediction after the homily, he prayed God to grant Ewewu eternal rest “and may his soul and the soul of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace”

The late Ewewu was an educationist, Orator, devout Catholic. He was survived by his wife and five children.

“Due to human frailty and fallibility, Friday Onoberhie (JP) might have offended one or more persons while on earth. We the entire family ask for forgiveness” a statement by the family said.

Rev Fr Joseph Fregene, Rev Fr Prayer Oded were among other priests who officiated . The body was later taken in a motorcade to Ofuoma where he was interred.