By Nna Anulumadu
Torrents of eulogies poured in last week Friday as the remains of late Lady Christiana Ngozi Okaro, JP( Nee Okonkwo) was laid to rest at her home town Uru Orji village, Ogidi, Idemili North LGA, Anambra State.
The funeral attracted respected dignitaries including the Chief Shepherd of Onitsha Archdiocese, His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Valerian M. Okeke who presided over the burial Mass.
In his homily at the Mass, Fr Alfred Okakpu reminded the faithful to always be prepared for the last day, stressing that death is simply a transition unto glory, but only for those who lived a good life.
He described the deceased as a kind hearted woman who was known for her outstanding generosity, adding that she was very faithful and religious.
Archbishop Val Okeke while condoling with the deceased family, commended the kind of love and care Okonkwo and Okaro families are sharing, extolling the both for taking proper care of late Mrs Christiana Okaro during her protracted illness.
The chief executive officer (CEO) St Charles Borromeo Specialist Hospital Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Izunna Okonkwo who is a biological brother to the deceased, in his appreciation message expressed unalloyed gratitude to Archbishop Val, Bishop Denis Isizoh, priests, religious and other sympathizers for their support and prayers towards the successful burial.
The chief mourner Commissioner for police Columbus Obiemeka Okaro rtd . in his contribution, described his late wife as virtuous woman who worked tirelessly for her family, the church and for the immediate society, adding that her impact in transforming lives in this part of the world has already immortalized her.
Late Christiana Okaro was born 57 years ago to the family of late Pa Joseph Odikpo Okonkwo in Ire Ogidi town. After her formal education, she got married to Chief Columbus Okaro, a marriage that produced children who are very successful in life.
She was former president of Catholic Women Organization (CWO) of Our Lady of Assumption parish Ogidi, where she worked tirelessly with her executive to uplift the fortunes of women, bringing them closer to God and put the organization in a sound footing. She also belonged to multiple pious societies in the church. She was devout Christian and was very friendly and accommodative. Until her demise, she was a staunch devotee of our mother of perpetual help.