All road led to Ibite Ogbodi Awgu as renowned business man, Charles Okey Udeji, CEO of Okeyson motors buried his mother, Nne Ora Theresa Udeji in grand style at their country home, Ibite Ogbodi Awgu of Agwu local government in Enugu state.

The burial which took place on the 12th of November saw the attendance of many dignitaries and people from far and near including Senator Ike Ekweremadu as they all came to pay their last respect to a woman everyone described as a good woman.

Senator Ike Ekweremadu who spoke at the event described Nne Ora as a woman who took everyone as one, stating that “Death is a painful experience and even more devastating when a dear one is involved I send my deep condolences to you and the entire family. I share the grief over this monumental loss.

“May the good Lord grant her kind soul eternal repose. While wishing you more grace and fortitude, as you grapple with the challenges of this irreparable loss, please accept, my dear brother, the assurances of my highest regards”, the lawmaker said.

Chief T.O Udeji, the traditional prime minister of Oboli ohaja autonomous community, Awgu and knight of St. Mulumba who is the first son of Nne Ora described his late mother as a woman of honor, saying “My mother lived a good life. She was accommodating of all and had love for mankind and discriminated against no irrespective of the person’s background.

“She was a staunch Christian and lived happily with my late father. She was a woman of substance, that’s why they gave her the title Nne Ora in her church”, he said.

Speaking on their upbringing while growing up he stressed on the peace they all experienced which they continued till adulthood and prayed to maintain it even now as their parents are no more.

Basil Udeji who is the second son expressed his joy at the turn out of the event, saying “My mother was a good woman, and like her name Nne Ora implies, she was a mother to all as she took everyone as herself. So am truly happy that this event which we are holding in her honor turned out very well”.

Charles Okey Udeji, the CEO of Okeyson group of companies who spoke on when they lost their mother, the reason why she wasn’t buried on time and the reason for the huge turn up of people at the event said “We lost our mother on February 10th and because of the rainy season we couldn’t fix the date before this time.

“And because I have travelled wide, I know a lot of people and am somebody who also support people in events like this, a lot of people felt that it is a way of honoring me back, that’s why there are so many caliber of persons here.

Speaking on his mother’s life before her death, he said “My mother lived an exemplary life that is why she was given her title, because she accommodates everyone, and that trait passed to all of us. She was someone who is easy going, while growing up I had never heard her quarrel with anyone because she was a woman of peace.

“That is why my siblings and I will continue in that unity and love we got from our parents. We wouldn’t get divided because our parents lived peacefully at old age and I pray my siblings and I emulate such life style”, he said concluding.

The wife of the General Overseer of His Alive Chapel, Olujide Ukachi described the death of Nne Ora at a ripe age a blessing, saying she lived a good life having overcame evil people who wanted to tamper with her life, and passed on peacefully to meet her maker after all her labor here on earth.

“its not mourning, it’s a thing of joy to have your mother live so long”, she said.


Speaking on the family’s relationship with the church, Ukachi told UGAMATV that they have a good relationship with the family as a good number of the church members were present at the burial.

“At His Alive Chapel we thank God that he has blessed us with great brethren that are always there for one another, we thank god for his spirit in our midst, our church turned 31 last April, and we have a very close knit church family who are always ready to serve God, you can see the love for God in their heart.

“The Udeji’s don’t miss church service except they are not around. They serve God with passion and they love the Lord and that is key in life”, she said

Advising the family to avoid stranger from causing trouble amongst them she said, “People may want to cause trouble amongst them from outside but they should not let it arise.

“The bible says that it is in the place of unity that there is progress, and success. They should stay together in peace because we don’t gain anything by making problems or by not wishing one another well, but we have a lot to gain when we come together”, she said.

Mrs Okey Udeji Ngozi, the wife the wife to Charles Okey Udeji had nothing but words of praise to say about her mother-in-law. Speaking on how Nne Ora accepted her, she said “My mother in law lived a very good life, she was a very nice woman, and she took me into the family like a biological daughter to her.

“She was a woman that was very good to everyone, she was always there to give a helping hand to as many that needs, she lived a good life and was able to fulfill her destiny. I pray God should help us to run this race because we are in a race on earth”, she said.

Speaking on his amazing relationship he had with his grandmother before her death, Chiedozie Okey Udeji told UGAMATV how she always made sure he learned his local dialect, he said “She tried to raise me the same way she raised my dad, by trying to instill diligence, discipline and good virtue in me and was a very spiritual woman.

“I will miss my grandmother a lot. She was always very excited to receive us anytime we came back. I want to thank everybody that took out time to be with us here, considering the insecurity happening around here right now”, he said concluding.

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