By Emeka Amaefula
The gathering of the body of Christ berthed at Ubima town as one of the serving Ministers of God Pastor Ezekiel on of November 2023 buried his mother Mrs. Janet Wuuhie Okaah nee Wobilor who passed on at the age of 110 years as she was born on 23rd of June 1913 in the family of late Joseph Wobilor in Omu-Eze, Omu-Wagbara Omu Orwhor in Ubima. It was a testament of a life well lived and of a child well brought up by his parents all were on display with the multitude of members of Mountain of Fire Prayer Ministries Port Harcourt district all turned out for the burial proper. The burial took place on Saturday 25th of November, 2023 at Community Secondary School Ubima as the church service was conducted by Mount Zion Baptist Church, Ubima in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers state.
Pastor Ezekiel Omunakwe Okaah the first son of the deceased in his tribute he wrote “The world is indeed a stage and we are all actors on the stage of destiny. Every human being enters the stage, plays his or her part and bows out. Mama was a woman of faith, pure gold of exceptional quality; a woman of integrity, a paragon of beauty with an idyllic temperament and a wholesome life.
“Mama, you and Papa brought me up with strict discipline and fear of God and never were you afraid to put your foot down to teach me right from wrong. You taught me patience, tolerance and humility. I will deeply miss you Mama, but I am consoled dear Mum that you are asleep in death, resting in the Lord’s bosom Sleep on, sleep on Sleep on mama!”
The late Madam Janet Wuuhu Okaah was a community leader who in her lifetime was leader of Omuatta Married Women Association which position she held until her demise. During her administration she was fair to all members as she exhibited high leadership qualities of being kind, tolerant, cheerful, accommodating. Her peaceful lifestyle brought her a lot of admiration as she belonged to other social groups. She was a devoted Christian having been a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church at Ubima as she was the oldest woman in the church. And her life was worthy of emulation by those who came across her way during her lifetime. She was a very industrious farmer seriously engaged in food crops such as yam, coco yam, cassava and other domestic animal husbandry like rearing goats and sheep all for family consumption and for commercial purposes.
It is recorded that she was a very beautiful young lady who at 18 years of age many men were asking her hand for marriage. She got married but separated due to the delay in child bearing. Later she got married to a second husband which was also not successful for the same reason. But in her 3rd attempt she got married to her God ordained-husband late Ezekiel Okaah with whom after 7-years of waiting she adopted a child who peradventure died but opened a way for God’s divine intervention in the family as she was mother of Enyidah Roseline nee Okaah, Dourathy Didia nee Okaah, Okaah Omunakwe Ezekiel, Moses Nduka Okaah and Binichi Wisdom Okaah. She had 31 grandchildren including Dr. Iheagwam Roseline nee Enyidiah and 23 great grandchildren.
The entire burial ceremony was jam packed with a beehive of celebrants who witnessed the 110 years old last passage as the arena was filled up with people from all over Rivers state and beyond as one of her sons currently is one of the Directors serving at Universal Basic Education Board Rivers state. The Chief Mourner cum celebrant Senior Pastor Ezekiel Okaah is one of the Senior Pastors of Port Harcourt District Headquarters of Mountain Of Fire and Miracles Ministries Rumuola Port Harcourt Rivers state. Condolence Letters from Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries International Headquarters, Lagos written by Pastor Dr. Lawrence Olasehinde Assistant General Overseer, African Countries was received dated 25th October, 2023 and other Condolence letters from numerous associations and high valued individuals were received by the family of the deceased as it was a celebration of life well-lived by the 110 years matriarch late Janet Wuuhu Okaah.