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Late Ulunma Opurum laid to rest

The remains of Ms Ulunma Osondu Opurum of Umuchoke, Obazu-Mbieri, have “been laid to rest at the premises of the Cathedral Church -of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, (CATOL) Owerri with a call on Christians, to try and locate God’s goodness and to remain faithful to Him while alive.
The Cathedral Administrator, Ven. Dr. A.C. Chukwuocha, made the call while preaching at the burial service held in honour of Ms Ulunma Osondu Opurum, one of the daughters of Sir (Surveyor) and Lady Clara Opurum from Obazu-Mbieri.
Dr. Chukwuocha, who is the Director of Prayer Ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Owerri, and a Lecturer in the Survey Department of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) said that, although God gave man up to seventy years to live in life it does not mean that anything short of that range in life should be taken to mean that God hates the person, or has forgotten the person, or that the person has not done well in life. He urged every Christian to make up their minds to live well in life.
The Vicar, regretted that some people live life, as though it is all about acquiring wealth and nothing else more, stressing the need for everyone to live a life, full of peace, praise, and thanksgiving, and such quality of life that was found in Ulunma which, according to him, confirms that life in you is the hope of glory.
Praying and blessing members of Sir Isaac Opurum’s family, the Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha Ph.D, noted that Ulunma had gone to a better place, where there is no sorrow, pain or any kind of trouble, and thanked God for the faith she had, that made her focus on Jesus Christ, adding that in the face of the vicissitudes of life, we should give glory to Christ and not Satan.
In a biography written by the Opurum family, they said that Ulunma’s disability and challenges posed by the environment, did not deter her from pursuing her education, as she obtained Diploma and Advanced Diploma Certificates in Computer Studies. According to them, she worked briefly with the Special Education Centre of the Ministry of Education, Owerri before she left to become an entrepreneur, running her poultry business from which she helped humanity.
Until her death, Ulunma who died at the age of 49, was the Executive Director of Klasaac Agro Industry Limited, Owerri. May her soul rest in peace.

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