|Deaconess Cecilia Izogie Ogbeifun
President of the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria
(SOAN), Engr. Greg Ogbeifun and the entire Ogbeifun family, on Thursday, March
7, laid their mother Deaconess (Mrs) Cecilia Izogie Ogbeifun to rest in her home
in Benin City, Edo State.
The Ogbeifun matriarch, 100 years old until her
death on January 9, 2019, was a devout Christian who exercised her faith worshiping at the Christ Apostolic Church of God Mission.
lying-in- state on Thursday, March 7 at her residence in Benin, and followed by
a Service of Songs at same venue.
life including the maritime industry graced the event to pay their last respect
to the departed.
Mama’s first child, Mrs Elizabeth Idele, extolled Mama’s virtues as she read the
book of 1 Corinthians 15: 40-58 encouraging everyone to be active in God’s
family compound in Ogida Quarters, Benin City, after a funeral service by
officiating pastors from the Christ Apostolic Church of God Mission.
gather again on Sunday for an outing/thanksgiving service at the Christ
Apostolic Church of God Mission in Ugbowo, Benin City.
within her vicinity, Mama Ogbeifun was born in 1919 to the Osemwegie family of
Ekwe community in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State.
Ogbeifun and they both lived in the Eastern part of the country for many years
before returning to Benin City shortly before the Biafra War.
family, Mama was also notable for her evangelical works in her community, even
as she was generous to all around her.
grandchildren and 22 great- grandchildren.