It was a moment of grief for family and friends of late Chief Uche Ezechukwu as the veteran journalist was laid to rest at his home town Amesi, Aguata Council Area during the week.
Late Ezechukwu was a print Journalist in the 80’s and 90’s, as well as published author with four books to his credit.
At a Requim Mass held at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, Amesi presided over by the Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese, Most Reverend Peter Okpalaeke, who extolled the life of late Chief Uche, prayed God to grant him eternal rest while urging people to use their life and profession to bear witness to God and uplift humanity.
The Anambra State Commissioner For Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C Don Adinuba, who paid a condolence visit to the family disclosed his friendship with the deceased for four decades including working for the same organisation and livig together, describing him as intelligent, courageous and hard working man while urging the family to take solace in the good life he lived.
In their various remarks an in-law of the family , Mr. Uche Okparebo and a family member, Mr. Modestus Ume-Nzekwe, pointed out that the deceased was a good man, who was sociable, kind and hard worker and reached the pinnacle of his career and prayed God to grant him eternal rest.
Shortly after the interment of the deceased, his eldest daughter, Dr. Chinwe Ezechukwu said that she will miss the regular interactions she used to have with her late father and encouraged people to live out their purpose in life.
Also another of his daughters, Mrs. Georgette Okparebo, said that her father was an intelligent man, who had high expectations towards his children to be the best in all they do as well as being a generous and kind man .
The burial ceremony featured condolence visits by family, friends and well wishers.