Newsleader editor-in-chief loses mother-in-law

The Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Nigerian Newsleader Newspaper, Mr Celestine Okafor, has lost his mother-in-law, Mrs Evelyn Happiness Okwosha-Nwabiani,who  passed on at the age of 85 years in her home town Oguta, Oguta Local Government Area, Imo West Senatorial district, Imo State.

Penpushing reports that a statement said until her death, she was a junior school teacher, gifted seamstress and a devout Christian; a respected community matriarch who was renowned for her frank talk on issues affecting individuals and her community.

The statement added that the deceased was also known for promoting peace, unity and love among individuals, groups, families and community people in Oguta town, and a strong adherent of the Grail Message Movement and a cross bearer of Grail.

Penpushing further reports that the late Nwabiani was married for over 50 years to her beloved and highly respected husband of blessed memory, a retired corporate Accountant and also an Oguta titled community leader, Chief Francis Bonny Nwabiani,(the Damanze Ezekpe of Umukwonkomoshi village, Umuenechi clan, Oguta).

The statement explained that at the time of her passing a couple of days ago, the woman who was born in 1939 was the oldest member of her paternal family, the Nwosu Okwosha family of Umudei clan in Oguta town of Imo State.

Penpushing also reports that she was the first daughter of Chief (Mrs) Ine Nwabishi, one of the wives of a famous and wealthy Oguta patriarch, Chief Nwosu Okwosha in Umudei village, married at 18 years into the Nwabiani family, one of the most popular and influential families in Oguta town.

The statement from the family added that she has five surviving children out of eight, including, Mrs Juliet Nwabiani Okafor, an Economist and the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of SeaRoute Communications Limited.

Penpushing reports that the funeral statement by her firs son and head of the family Frank Obiora Nwabiani, an Abuja based businessman, said her burial plans, has begun in earnest and details of which would be made known soon.

The statement stated that the deceased leaves behind five surviving children: Frank Obiora Nwabiani; Marilyn Nwabiani-Ani; Juliet Nwabiani Okafor; Rita Nwabiani-Uzor and Sharon Ngozi Nwabiani, among many grand and great grandchildren.

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