To Final Resting Place:  Madam Ezinne Okereke mother of NSE Orlu Chairman

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Join us and Nigerian Society of Engineers, Orlu Branch and the Okereke family for a celebration of a life well lived of late Madam Ezinne Comfort Ihekerenma Okereke Nee Ojike on Friday 27 July 2018.
Late Madam Ezinne Confort is the mother of the hardworking and innovative Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE Orlu Branch, Engr Chidozie Okereke, MNSE.
According to Engr Okereke, the burial arrangement is scheduled as follows;
Thursday, 26th July 2018
7 pm: Wake keep at Madam Ezinne’s husband compound
Friday, 27th July 2018
7.00 am; Body leaves Aladimma Mortuary, oweeri to Akeme-Izuogu, Ideato North LGA, Imo State.
8:30am: A brief stop over at her father’s compound, Ijoke’s Compound, Akeme-Izuogu, Arondizuogu, Ideato North LGA, Imo State.
9.00am: Body lies in state in her husband’s house at Okoli Onyebuchi, Akeme-Izuogu, Imo State
10:30 am Funeral Services at her husband’s compound
1:30pm Interment in her husband’s compound.
Sunday, 29th July 2018

Outing sevice at first African Church Akeme-Izuogu, Arondizuogu, ideato North LGA Imo StateJoin us as we bid her farewell to her final resting place.

Direction From Owerri –
From Orlu Road to Orlu, Then proceed to Ideato North ( Akokwa) when you get to Akokwa Roundabout you take right to Arondizuogu. Continue driving until you pass our Nkwo Achi Market, Akaeme Uno, Arondizuogu. The Venue is 6 Poles from the Market, Okoli Onyebuchi Compound ( where there is Four square Gospel Church)
Contact- 08033546758, 08037723180 should the need arise.

To Final Resting Place:  Madam Ezinne Okereke mother of NSE Orlu Chairman

BIOGRAPHY of Ezinne Comfort Ihekerenma Okereke

Late Madam Ezinne

Comfort Ihekerenma Okereke popularly known and called “Aunty Com” was the fifth child born on the 17th day of April 1936 to the family of Late Mazi John Ojike and Late Madam Phoebe Onuneji Ojike of Ndiakeme Autonomous Community, Arondizuogu, Ideato North L.G.A, Imo State.

She started and finished her Primary Education in Princess Day School, Aba and obtained her First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) in flying colours. In 1959 she gained admission into Immaculate Heart Secondary Commercial School, Port-Harcourt and obtained school certificate commercial (Accounts) in June 1962.

She migrated to Enugu the capital of the then Eastern Region of Nigeria, were she secured employment with the Eastern Nigeria Development Corporation in the Accounts department on 1st July, 1963 as Accounts Clerk Grade IV. In turn, she was blessed by the Almighty God in her place of employment. Her hard work, diligent and commitment to work resulted in a series of promotions.

She got married to Late Mazi Lawrence Nwafor Okereke of blessed memory (Nzeakonaobi 1) in 1965 and the union was blessed with a son even though God blessed her with more children from her co-wife to take good care of .
In 1967, following the onset of the Nigerian Civil War, Aunty Com and her husband transferred to Aba where they stayed for some months until Aba was evacuated and she spent the rest of the Civil War years in the village.
After the war, in 1970, Madam Com and her husband moved back to Enugu and were re-assigned to a new address in the Railway Quarters at No. 11A Woodward Street, Asaba, Enugu.
More promotions came her way in subsequent years that elevated her to the rank of Principal Accounts Assistant II before this she was redeployed from the Eastern Nigerian Development Corporation to the Enugu Civil Service (Ministry of Health) on the 1st of September, 1992 where she continued to head the Payroll Section.
Madam Com was disengaged from the Enugu State Service as a Principal Accounts Assistant II on the 27th day of January, 1997 by the directive of the then Military Administrator that Non-indigenes in the Enugu State Public Service be disengaged from its workforce. This disengagement came barely 2 years to her retirement a time her only child was writing his Senior Secondary School Examination.

On Friday 11 May, 2018, Mama went to be with the Lord. It was a very sad and touching moment, yet with gratitude to God for life filled with beautiful memories and positive impact on everyone who came near her. She will be missed more than words could ever expressed but we look forward to seeing her again in the land that is fairer than day.

Late Madam Ezinne Comfort Ihekerenma Okereke Nee Ojike, while she walked on the earth, was the best example of a virtuous woman in Proverbs 31:10-31 that we have ever known. We cannot conclude this biography of our mother without the mention of:

HER SHOW OF LOVE AND CARE
Mommy can never be charged with selfishness. She was a giving and caring person to a fault. She was always thinking of others before herself with the words she always say “it is more blessed to give than to receive”. She loved and cared for all who came across her like one of her own and she made them feel at home.HER SWEETNESS
To her children, her grand children, daughter in law, her siblings, her neighbors, church members, friends and well wishers. She was a “lovely Christian woman”. She was always thankful to all who did the least thing for her.

HER SUPPLICATIONS:
Mummy was a woman unshakable faith and believer in efficacy of prayer. Her prayer life was a constant strength to her son and all around her. She read her IYE AKA (DAILY MANNER) and Bible every time at least every morning and every night. She prayed for her family and loved ones, right up to the end of her life. So passionate was she a believer in prayer that Mummy would always pray for all the children before they leave for school. She was a prayer warrior and a believer in God faithfulness.

HER SERVICE TO THE WORK OF GOD:
What can we say of Mum’s service to God? She was a servant of God, a worker in the Church and a soul winner that led by example. She supported the work of God in her little ways both at home and Enugu where she was based.

HER SERVICE TO HER PEOPLE:
Aside from her professional career, Madam Ezinne Comfort devoted years of selfless service to her community. She was elected as the Secretary General of Arondizuogu Patriotic Union (APU), Enugu Branch. She served in this position for a period of about 10 (ten) years. She held a similar position in the Akeme Town Assemble (NTA), Enugu Branch and many other position too many to remember now.

“ASA, the pain of your exit is hard to bear, but we are consoled that our wife, mother, sister, mother-in-law and grandmother lived her life with love, honesty, humility and a legacy of quiet dignity as an example for us all to emulate.

“We will miss you dearly, Adieu Mommy
May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.”

Engr. Chidozie Okereke, MNSE, MNSChE, MNES, R.Eng

On behalf of the Okereke family and Okolo Onyebuchi Kindred

“But we remember now in love,

Your life from start to end,

And we’re just glad we knew you,

As mother, and as Friend.”

Direction From Owerri – From Orlu Road to Orlu, Then proceed to Ideato North( Akokwa) when you get to Akokwa Roundabout you take right to Arondizuogu. Continue driving until you pass our Nkwo Achi Market, Akaeme Uno,Arondizuogu. The Venue is 6 Poles from the Market, Okoli Onyebuchi Compound( where there is Four square Gospel Church).
RSVP- 08033546758, 08037723180

To Final Resting Place:  Madam Ezinne Okereke mother of NSE Orlu Chairman

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