By Nick Chibunna
The remains of late Miss Beatrice Chinedu Meke of Umuoziri Inyishi, in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State was committed to mother earth penultimate Thursday, amidst wailing and emotional outburst.
The funeral service which took place at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Umuoziri Inyishi attracted many digintories including, the Rt. Rev. Professor Emmanuel Iheagwam, the retired Anglican Bishop of Egbu Diocese.
Preaching a sermon entitled. I have fought a good fight…” (11 Tim. 4:7), the Rev. Francis Onugha of St. Peter’s (Ang) Church enjoined the people of God to repent and abstain from sin.
According to him, the present world is riddled with vanities, idol worship, pride, arrogance, immorality, jealousy, envy, violence, vainglory, ostentatious life style and love of money which, he said, is the root of all evil.
Rev. Onugha, who warned of the impending judgment, counseled the people of God to be wise in order to escape the looming danger, adding that it is appointed unto to men once to die, and after this, the judgment. He pleaded with all to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal Saviour.
He enjoined the family of the deceased to bear the loss with fortitude, adding that the late Beatrice had finished her course, and that it is then left for God to reward her accordingly.
Also speaking during the funeral service, the Archdeacon of Inyishi Archdeaconry, Ven. Josiah Emeribe, extolled the virtues of the late Beatrice, and implored her family to build on those sterling qualities that marked her out as a committed soldier of Christ.