Friends Extol Late Female Patriot’s Virtues

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The ancient Chief Opusunju Dappa house, Epellema-Opobo witnessed unprecedented sympathizsers recently who came in their numbers to identify with the family of Mrs Joy Cornelius Opusunju who passed on to eternity on June 2, 2018 and was buried amidst wailings.
The Tide gathered that the death of Mrs Cornelius Opusunju was a loss of a rare gem and mother figure who distinguished herself as an embodiment of humanity, love, creativity and philanthropy during her life time.
Late Mrs Joy Cornelius Opusunju was described as a bridge builder, community leader, woman of integrity with uncommon wisdom and a team player with the fear of God.
Speaking at the funeral service, Bishop of Saint Michael’s Cathedral Christ Army Communion Mission Opobo town, Rt. Rtd. Festus Oko-Jaja urged the living to use the opportunity to seek for God sincerely now that they are alive.
According to him, “you should remember now thy creator when old age has not come. You should shun negative lifestyles and seek the face of God for your salvation. “Remember that heaven and hell fire are real.’’
He, therefore, admonished them to embrace Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal Savior.
Bishop Oko-Jaja who preached on the theme: “remember now thy creator” with text from Ecclesiastes chapter 12 verse 1, warned that it is deadly for the living to turn against God instead of putting their whole heart in the service of God Almighty for their edification and restoration.
He described the deceased as “a committed daughter of Zion, who lived a sound life during her sojourn on earth.
He however, advised the bereaved family to take solace in the fact that on the resurrection morning when all will meet to part no more the deceased will be found at the feet of Jesus.
It will be recalled that the late Mrs. Joy Cornelius Opusunju was an industrious woman who combined business and other extra-ordinary activities successfully before being employed by the Rivers State government as a teacher at Community Primary School, Epellema-Opobo until her death.
The Tide also gathered that the deceased was a woman of excellence with equitable sense of humour who contributed to the growth of her community and beyond.