By Nick Chibunna
The remains of late Sir Samuel Eberechukwu Ginikanwa were last Monday interred in his country home, Umuezeala, Amuzu, Amaimo in Ikeduru LGA after a funeral service at St James (Ang) Church, Amuzu, commendation service at the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL), Owerri.
In his sermon at the funeral service with the theme; “mend your ways”, Rev. Can. Reuben Nwaiwu, emphasized the need for Christians to always prepare for death as “man born of woman has a few days to live on earth”.
The preacher lamented that the present world exhibits great religious piety, yet evil and wickedness abound everywhere with the abundance of pride, arrogance, greed, immorality corrupt leadership, unbridled acquisitiveness and other vices.
Can. Nwaiwu counseled the bereaved wife, Lady Chinyere and the children to have faith in God who remains present help in times of trouble.
The service was conducted by Rev. Dr Emmanuel Egbule as the only lesson taken from Rev. 7:9-end was read by one of the deceased’s daughters.
In a funeral oration, the first son of the deceased, Mr. Charles Ginikanwa described his late father as a patriotic community leader and a true patriarch of the family.
Fondly called “Bone-breaker’ the deceased’s burial attracted a large number of mourners including Knights and Ladies, priests and his friends including Barr. Dan Nwanyanwu, past national chairman of Labour Party, Dr. Engr U.J. Etomaihe, President-General, Amuzu General Assembly, Sir Dr. Etonyeaku and others.