Death, not an end for believers in God says Ezeokafor

Amawbia (Awka South LGA)-Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor says death is not the end of life for those who trust in God but a necessary end.

Ezeokafor said this during the vigil mass for late Mrs Roseline Ibeazor at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Amawbia on Aug. 18.

Mrs Ibeazor, 77 was the mother of two reverend Fathers — Anthony Mary Ibeazor of Onitsha Archdiocese and Peter Ibeazor of Awka Diocese.

The prelate noted that the deceased paid a great sacrifice by donating her two sons to God and the Church for the good of mankind.

“She is an in-law in God’s vineyard, Marian crusader and teacher of catechesis.’’

He urged all to live extraordinary, highly fulfilled and purposeful lives like the deceased.

The prelate also called on Ndi Anambra to embrace the new law on burials by the state government.

He advised them to get a copy of the law, emphasising that ignorance of the law was not an excuse.

Fr. Anthony Mary Ibeazor thanked God as he marked his 24th year of priesthood on their mother’s vigil night.

He said that their mother accomplished feats by using very ordinary and eminently unobtrusive methods. “Mama is highly blessed by the Lord she loved so much.

“She lived an open and selfless life on earth, which if placed on scale will doubtlessly border on the superlative in degree.’’

The two priests on behalf of their family members thanked all that came to pray for the repose of their mother’s soul, praying God to grant her eternal rest.

Source: Anambra State Government