Governor Peter Mbah of.Enugu State and his Imo State counterpart Hope Uzodimma have paid glowing tributes to Mrs Chinyere Lovelyn Mbah, the former’s mother-in-law, who was buried yesterday in Obazu Mbieri of Mbatitoli local government area of Imo State.
In a sermon at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Venerable Obinna Oke enjoined Christians to eschew back-biting and bitterness.
“One day, each of us here will be like Mrs. Chinyere Lovelyn Mbah. So, you better prepare for that day. We must live right and in love for one another, eschewing bitterness, and slander because there is no competition in destiny,” he said.
In his farewell address, Governor Mbah said the death of late Mrs. Chinyere Mbah, was a lesson in the brevity of human life, while underscoring the need for total submission to God in the affairs of men.
Describing his mother-in-law as an icon and a very loving mother, who impacted many lives, Mbah said: “Our mother and my mother-in-law was a very loving woman and she had made so much impact.
“Her departure underscores the brevity of life. She fought a good fight, but it was time for her to go as God willed it. But the good thing is that she will continue to live because of her impacts and the fond memories,” he said.
Also, Governor Uzodimma, who was also in attendance, condoled with the family of the bereaved and Governor Mbah, noting that late Mrs Chinyere had made her own mark here earth.
In his funeral oration, the widower, Mr Uche Mbah, described her as an epitome of a wife and mother, saying “life will never be the same without her around.”