The remains of late Mrs. Grace Mgbenkeonye Abarikwu, mother of Mr. Ibeabuchi Abarikwu (Sharia), a government photographer in Government House, Umuahia has been laid to rest in her hometown, Okwoyi, Ibeku in Umuahia North Local Government Area of the State.
Speaking at the occasion, the Senator representing Abia Central at the National Assembly, Chief T. A Orji said death is inevitable and occurs when it wants, adding that it is not sickness that could be cured.
He enjoined Mr. Ibeabuchi Abarikwu and his siblings to take solace in the fact that their mother lived a life worthy of emulation. Chief Orji narrated how the deceased used to be effective in civic duties, including voting during elections and prayed God to accept her soul in the kingdom.
In a sermon, the Archbishop, Methodist Church, Nigeria, Umuahia Arch Diocese, Most Rev. Chibuzo Opoko, charged people to live a good life while on Earth, maintaining that whatsoever a man sows, he would reap.
The man of God, who took his text from Psalms 90:12 urged all to apply their hearts unto knowledge and understand that their days on earth are numbered.
In a tribute, the first son of the deceased, Mr. Ibeabuchi Abarikwu described their mother as one who lived a life of honesty, humility and integrity as well as a committed Christian.
He said that they would miss the love and care of their mother, who he described as a humble and peace loving woman.
Mr. Abarikwu thanked the dignitaries from all walks of life for identifying with them in their period of grief and prayed God to bless them.