FOR two years running after Christy Essien-Igbokwe’s death, the family last Sunday continued with the good works she was noted for on earth, when after marking her 52nd birthday anniversary and 2nd posthumous birthday church thanksgiving service, they visited two charity homes with loads of items including her birthday cake for the less privileged.
The church service which was held at the Arch Bishop Vining Memorial Church, GRA, Ikeja, on Sunday November 11, 2012 attracted a lot of attention by other worshippers, her fans and other family members who joined in the procession to the altar as the church choir rendered one of her popular numbers Seun Rere.
The officiating priest, also touched by the family’s kind gesture, praised them for keeping the fire burning, noting that life does not end after death especially for those who lived well and left a lot of legacies.
However, that was not the end of the ceremony as the train headed to Yaba, first to the Red Cross Motherless and Modupe Cole Handicapped Home, Akoka to donate foods and other items to them.
Excited Mrs Juliana Obanife, Home Matron of the Red Cross, could not hide her feelings when the team arrived. “Everyone here, including the children, remember her and would always celebrate her. Our prayer is that her soul continues to rest perfectly in the hands of the Lord.”
A high point of it was the cutting of the posthumous birthday cake which the children ate with joy.
And it was the same sweet song and prayer at Modupe Cole where both the staff and inmates rushed out to receive the august visitors and their gifts. Group photographs were also taken before the team bade them bye-bye for the day.
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