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Tears Roll As Amb.(Mrs) Blessing Gbenekama Buried In Delta 




By Stephen Asaba-Ase & Miracle Esegha

Tears rolled down the eyes of sympathisers, family members, well-wishers as mammoth crowd trooped into the ancient Gbaramatu Kingdom, precisely Azama Community in Warri South-West local government area of Delta State to lay to rest the remains of the late Amb.Mrs Blessing Oghale Gbenekama, wife of Ijaw leader, Chief God’spower Gbenekama, the fiyewei of Gbaramatu kingdom on Friday June 14.


Tears freely flew from the eyes of family members, friends, well-wishers and colleagues of late Blessing Oghale while bidding her a farewell.


Personalities, Chief Kestin Pondi, MD Tantita, Chief Ekomieyefa, alias KFT, Chief Sheriff Mulade, Coordinator CEPEJ, Dr Alfred Mulade, Registrar NMU, Chief Moses Bebenimibo, Chief George Timiyan, Chief Simon Bebenimibo and others across Delta State attended the funeral services of the late wife of Chief God’spower Gbenekama in solidarity.


She died at 40years after a brief illness and a prompt medical intervention.


Those who read her goodwill message said she was a shining light and beacon of hope among women while alive.


The corpse which left the Warri morgue at about 8:30 am arrived the community about 11am for lying in state. The Iying in state immediately followed by sermon, reading of her biography and thereafter was interment and entertainment of guests.


The funeral services was officiated by a priest from Anglican Church from Warri, Rev. Canon Zion Ukeje, (Supervisor) with a sermon tilted: “Where Do We Go From Here”. He backed his sermon with Ecclesiastics 3 vs 1-3 and other scriptures, where it said there is time for everything under the sun.


In the sermon, the officiating pastor dwell seriously on repentance. He emphasised that life without Christ is empty. He went further to say life is about choice but the power of death and judgement belong to the ultimate God. He admonished dignitaries at the funeral to live an acceptable life for the Lord.