The remains of late Nne Oma Rebecca
Titi Gboneme of Owa-Alero community in
Ika North East Local Government Area was on 31st of May, 2013 committed
to mother earth.
ceremony was attended by many dignitaries among whom were politicians,
government officials, business men, community leaders and friends of the
the funeral service held at St. Peter Anglican Church, located at No 101, Okobi
Street Boji-Boji, Owa Delta State, Rt. Revd. Dr. P.I Onekpe, Bishop of Ika
Diocese prayed God to comfort the children.
described late Mrs. Gboneme as an active member of the church who was part of
many groups in the church.
his message which he titled “teach us to number our days,” he read from the
bible book of Psalms 90vs 12.
He enjoined Christians to bear in
mind that death destroys in many ways and it can come at anytime. He advised
christians to be strong and remains stead in the work of God now that they
still have life.
Nne Oma Rebecca Titi Gboneme was described as a loving, supportive wife, a
great mother, forthright, honest person, a disciplinarian and a business guru.
She was born in 1928 to the family of Pa and Ma David and Onyelem Opia of Owa
Alero in Ika Northeast Local Government Area of Delta State. She was married to
Mr. John Ibude Gboneme. She lost her dear husband in 1972 and had to grapple
with the challenges of raising the children all alone.
was a devoted Christian and a staunch member of St. Peters Anglican church
Boji-Boji Owa, where she was honored with the title of Nne Oma in the year
Frank Gboneme, eldest son of late Mrs.
Rebcca Gboneme, who during the service read from 1Thessalonians 4vs 13-
18, thanked God for the success of the burial ceremony. He expressed joy over
the support received from friends and also thanked the clergy of the church and
other notable personalities and friends that came to commiserate with his
family, and for their encouragement and prayers. He prayed God to reward them
abundantly just as he also wish them journey mercies back home.
with Ika Weekly shortly after the service, the Senator representing Delta
North, at the National Assembly Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa noted that the church has
lost an active and a lovely mother who lived an exemplary life. He enjoined the
children to hold on to God, adding that it is only in God, that all things can
be made possible.
speaking, Mr. Henry Emelue, CEO. Leads Guest House, stated that Mama lived a
fulfilled life. He advised the children
to take heart and continue to live in unity.
of late Mrs. Gboneme, Mr. Frank Gboneme, Mr. Henry Gboneme, Mrs. Elizabeth
Otsu, Nwayor Gboneme and Mrs. Mureen Timayi grand separate collective remarks
said that their late mother was worthy of emulation. They expressed gratitude
to God for the level that they have all attained in life. They believed that
mama will be resting in the boson of God due to the kind of life she lived.
was aged 85 years and survived by four children and many grand children
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