Ezinne Cecelia Orieji Okorafor buried
The remains of the late Ezinne Cecelia Orieji Okorafor, who died recently at the age of 85, were yesterday interred at the Okorafor family compound in Umuchiakuma, Ihechiowa in Arochukwu Council of Abia State, after a Funeral Mass at St. Mulumba’s Catholic Church, Umuchiakuma.
According to a statement by the Justin Okorafor Agwu family, the late Ezinne Okorafor was renowned for her philanthropy and as a community leader, she contributed immensely to the development and growth of her community and its people, particularly after the Nigerian civil war.
She was also a successful trader, whose vocation took her across several borders beyond the shores of the Southeast.
Ezinne Okorafor was more reputed for her strong belief in God, living the life of a devout Catholic, who participated actively in the Catholic Women Organisation (CWO), Umuahia Diocese, and inspired thousands of women to serve God and honour their husbands.
In her lifetime, Ezinne Okorafor was a peacemaker and an embodiment of tolerance, devotion, discipline and hardwork, traits she passed on to her offspring.
Fondly described as Peace Builder, Ochiri Ozua, Ozuu Afia, Ezinne Gburugburu, Nne Oma Deanary and Okpe Ud, Ezinne Okorafor was highly respected by her contemporaries and admired by other younger age grades in the community.
She is survived by many children, grandchildren and great-grand children, including Mr. Isaac Okorafor, Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).