Amidst tributes, eulogies and outpouring testimonies, the remains of Late Shepherdess Lois Enyidia Nwankpa have been laid to rest at her husband’s hometown, Umunchagu village in Osokwa Autonomous Community, Osisioma Ngwa LGA.
In his sermon at the funeral service, the President, East Nigeria Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventist Church, Pastor/Prof. Bassy Udoh urged Christians to make heaven their ultimate goal as the joy of that supercedes the temporary pleasures of this world.
Pastor Udoh also advised mankind to embrace the salvation of Jesus made accessible by His death on the cross of calvary.
According to him, eternal life is more important than whatever that is happening in the present world noting that man should should consider making heaven as more paramount than his earthly achievements.
He explained that God has no plan to destroy anyone but that He only has a good plan which is the salvation of the soul of man and urged everyone to embrace such opportunity.
He called on mankind to display humility and eschew pride knowing full well that life belongs to God as he alone has control of it.
He admonished the bereaved family to take solace in that their mother not only lived to a ripe old age but also that she lived a christian life which he said is capable of earning her a place at the right hand of God.
In a family oration, the late Shepherdess Lois Enyidia Nwankpa was described as an amiable personality which made everyone that came across her always happy to be around her.
“She was a lover of jokes, she had a good sense of humour, which made her presence to be felt wherever she goes and she is also a lover of visitors and derives joy in helping people.”
The village head of Umuanyahara said she exhibited qualities of a virtuous woman and a committed wife.
Also, Mr. Ndubuisi Ehighibe, who spoke on behalf of the deceased maiden family said she was peaceful.
On their part, the Shepherdess International, Aba said she served very meritoriously with her husband in the vineyard of God at different locations where they were posted to until when they jointly and meritoriously retired from active service.
In an interview with ABIA ONLINE, the two sons of the deceased, Mr Nnamdi Nwankpa and Mr. Austin Nwankpa described their late mother as peaceful and unifying woman who bears no grudge with anyone but saying her mind when necessary and forgives easily.
They both informed that their mother was hardworking and industrious, being good virtues she left for her children.
The late Shepherdess Lois Enyidia Nwankpa, who died at 80 years, was survived by a seven children, twenty-three grandchildren, sons and daughters-in-laws, five great grandchildren and host of others relatives.