Madam Josephine Onwugamba goes home

April 14th, 2019

ISAAC OJO writes also that a passionate church worker and a community leader, Mrs Josephine Nwayiabia Onwugamba(Nee Odimegwu) of Inyaba Umudim-Nnewi, Anambra State who died after a brief illness has been interned in her family compound.

The internment church service was anchored by Bishop of Ogbaru Diocese, Rt Rev Prosper Amah, Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Rt Rev Samuel Ezeofor and other clergies.

The heavens even gave their blessings as there was a light shower of rain early in the morning before the funeral service commenced.

Madam Onwugamba was born into the famous Odimegwu family in Ozu Uruokwe, Egbema Ozubulu on 4th April 1944. She was the second daughter of her family.

She grew up with her parents and eventually joined her mother in a moderate business outfit. In 1966 she got married to Late Pa Josiah Onwugamba of Dimughagi village, Umudim Nnewi.

Madam Onwugamba was born into the Anglican faith, she was reputed for participating in almost all the church activities as a young lady devoted to the work of God.

After her marriage to Late Pa Onwugamba, she joined her husband at St Michael Anglican Church Inyaba Umudim Nnewi where she distinguished herself as a committed personality even when her health was failing, she struggled to be in church service when many mortals would have come up with excuses of why they cannot be in church.
She breathe her last on 4th February at the age of 75 and was survived by children, grand children and other relations.

Ifeoma Onwugamba described her late mother as a very hard working person whose kindness and love to the family and extended relations is a common knowledge.
She said her beloved mother was an Ambassador of Peace who took her bow out of the planet earth when the ovation was loudest. Ifeoma said she and her siblings would strive to uphold the virtues and legacies left behind by the departed church worker.

The former governor of Anambra State, Dame Virgy Etiaba described the death of Madam Onwugamba as a big loss to the church and her community where she had proved herself to be a role model and a shinning light.

An Nnewi based legal luminary Chief Olisaeloka Osuigwe and other prominent personalities were on hand to give their last respect to Madam Onwugamba.

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