By Martins Eduje
The remains of Chief Mrs Juliana Ododo Okogba has been laid to rest, just as the husband, Chief Richard Okogba sobered over his wife death.
Mrs Juliana Okogba was born on 25 July 1956 into the families of Elebe and Obaro by late Chief Willy Elebe of Idheze-Irri community in Isoko South local government area of Delta state. She was a devoted catholic with the fear of God. She was a popular trader of textile materials at the Jugbale market at Udu road, Warri, Delta state.
She is survived by husband, seven children, ten grandchildren, three brothers and other relatives.
While speaking to the press, the eldest son, Mr Simeon Okogba, had described his mother as a jolly good fellow who was dedicated to the service of God throughout her days with an open mind, noting that the mother derives joy in helping those in need, while giving attention to her children at the same time in assisting the husband to ensure that the children gets quality education and good orientation to guide them in life.
“Our mother ensure that we the children love one another and have the spirit of forgiveness among ourselves and towards others. Her slogan till her death was change people’s life so that others can be changed” he noted.
The husband Chief Richard Okogba said the late wife is a God sent, faithful and dedicated to the service of God. That they were married for 45years, marriage blessed with seven children and ten grandchildren. He said the demise of his wife is a big blow to the entire family, that she left them the time they never expected. That she left him alone to pilot the affairs of the family they both started but only God knows why. He prayed for the soul of his wife and the soul of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace amen.
The presiding priest in his sermon said Chief Mrs Juliana Okogba was always smiling and helping people while on Earth that people should emulate her in giving. The most important thing is that she serve the Lord till her death.
Some of the dignitaries that attended the funeral include the Catholic men organization (C.M.O) St. Peter Catholic Church Ekete, Catholic Women Organization (C.W.O) St Peter Catholic Church Ekete, Udu denary laity, Idheze community development Union (ICDU) Warri branch, Isoko Catholic community St. Peter Catholic Church Ekete, the Ahomofo women of Idheze Warri branch. The Okogba and Elebe families of Idheze community members of St. Cyprian Catholic Church oil field road Warri, members of the mother of Redeemer Catholic Church Effurun, friend and well-wishers within and outside Warri. The Isoko United club of Nigeria, the Igbudu Traders Union, Jugbale traders, Udu road, Warri members of St. Peter Catholic Church Ekete.
Isoko mirror was there to capture the event.