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Mrs Ezeaku laid to rest



IT was a noonday of blaze and glory as Mrs Virginia Iruka Ezeaku (Nee Ezeanata) was interred at her residence in Isiekwulu village of Ukpo town, Dunukofia LGA, Anambra State last weekend.

  Dignitaries from all walks of life attended the solemn interment after the burial service which took place by 10am at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Ukpo.

  Royal grace was brought to bear on the hallowed event through the presence of the Igwe of Ukpo, Dr Robert Eze.

  Principal drivers of government such as the Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, Commissioner for Youth & Creative Economy, Afam Mbanefo, Commissioner for Transport, Dr Chris Madubuko, Special Adviser to Governor Willie Obiano on Creative Security, AVM Ben Chiobi (mni), and the former Secretary to the State Government, Okwuchukwu Ezeaku added panache to the funeral.

  Multiform prelates and pastors put a sacred class to the burial ceremonies.

  Mrs Virginia Iruka Ezeaku died on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The burial ceremonies had kicked off with a service of songs at her residence in Enugu by 5.30 pm on Monday, October 28. Another service of songs took place in her Ukpo hometown on Wednesday, October 30.

  Then came the D-Day of Thursday, October 31, when the great woman was given a dignified burial after the service of songs in St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Ukpo.

   The outing service held on Sunday, November 3, at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Ukpo.

  According to Anambra State Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, who counted on the late Mrs Virginia Iruka Ezeaku as a second mother, “the passing into glory of my second mother marks the exit of an angel.

  Mr Benjamin Ezeaku on behalf of the family of the late Chief Emmanuel Ezeaku (Ide 1 of Ukpo), was full of gratitude for those who honoured the funeral of their highly revered mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother who was famously known as “Adaife”.

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