BIOGRAPHY OF LATE DEACONESS ARIT ASUQUO UDOAKANG 1943 – 2016 (AGED : 73 YEARS)
Death is an uninvited visitor, it knocks at persons door unexpectedly, nobody knows how and when it will come and no time as ever been fixed for the visit. The righteous are taken away to be spared from evil , those who walked uprightly enter into peace; they lie in death . but glory be to God who giveth us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 cor. 15 : 57).
BIRTH AND PARENTAGE:
Deaconess Arit Asuquo udoakang fondly called Eka ededem was born on the 15th September 1943 into the family of ekpene ikong, ita uruan in uruan local goverenment area .
Late Deaconess arit asquo udoakang attended st. augustin primary school ,ita uruan in 1952 and she obtained her first school certificate in 1958.
The young attractive beautiful and energetic lady was given into marriage to late chief asuquo udoakang of nung ema of ikot andem itam. The marriage was blessed with 5 children,one was late ,then 3 male and 2 female with step daughters to bide her farewell.
Late madam arit asuquo udoakang joined the light of salvation church as at time it was established in ikot andem itam . she continued faithfully in faith till death.
Eka ededem was very industrious and hardworking. She combined farming with trading for a living, she planted variety of crops which was the stable food of her days and traded on them. Because of her hardwork, food never lack in her table.
Mma was a strict disciplinarian,respectful,honest,soft spoken,kind loving and above all,very caring,she
was admired by all.
Since death is a necessary end to every mortal on earth, we cannot question god who decided to call her to eternity on the 30th day of January,2016,with heavy grief on our heart. Mma, we miss you. May her soul rest in the bossom of our savior jesus Christ, amen.
Sons, daughters, step daughters, sisters, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, step brother and step sisters ,in laws, grand and great grand children and a host of other relation and friends too numerous to mention to mourn her safe journey.
TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED MOTHER
To the best mum that ever lived, you were a great source of inspiration and motivation to all who came across you. Death why did you take away my beloved mother.
My mother, my friend, my confident, my mentor .oh how time flies for I clearly remembered how you tended us as flower on a well arranged order and doted on us as though we will never part.
There is time and season for everything under the heaven , a time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which was planted Ecclesiastes 3:1 2. God has taken you in his time but the problem is the vacuum you leave in my heart that cannot be replaced forever.
Mummy, you were a good adviser, mentor, builder and manager. Mummy, I knew that a day like this will come but I did not know that it will be so soon. I have strongly believed that there is time for everything. Just like a dream, I lack words to console and express my shock. It is hard to believe that you are no more. Mummy, I miss you so much. It is not important how long a woman live but how well and how much positive impact she has in life of the people around her.
For Christians, we believe the death is not really an end but the beginning of another life. You were so intelligent, your word, advice and wisdom represent who you were. What you stood for, courage, compassion, generosity and sense of humours. You were such a wonderful mother, you had sowd good seeds of love, trust and hard work; your seed will continue to germinate and produce thousands of fruits.
Please watch over us your children, give us all the strength and heart to take the loss.
May your gentle soul through the mercy of God rest in bossom of Abraham, Amen.
Goodnight mother, we will meet again at eternity.
PATIENCE (your daughter)
TO MY BELOVED GRAND MOTHER
We received with shock the news of your sudden death. Truly, life is a journey; you have completed yours, but you left us when we needed you most, when we remember the good times we were together. Just like a dream, I lack word to console and express my shock. It is hard to believe that my beloved grand mother is no more.
Death, why did you take away my beloved grandmother? To the best grand mum that ever lived, you were a great source of inspiration and motivation to all who came across you. The bible says there is time for everything, a time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck that which was planted. (Eccl. 3 -1 -2).
God has taken you in his time but the problem is the vacuum you leave in my heart that cannot be replaced by anyone.
Mummy , you were a good adviser, mentor, builder, oh what a great loss?
What a plainful exis? Oh how sad to know that im alone without a grandmother, no one can replace you. Please watch over us your children, give us all the strength and heart to take the loss. May your gentle soul rest in peace,. Amen
We will meet again to part no more.
Blessing Nkenta (grand daughter)
We the entire members of Late Chief Asuquo Udoakang wish to express our profound gratitude to the Almighty God for making this funeral a success.
Our sincere gratitude goes to the Light of Salvation Church, ikot andem itam and other religious organizations for their love, prayer and co-operation.
Our thanks also goes to Nung Eniang in nung Ema family for their effort towards making this day a reality,. Ekpene ikang family . ita uruan and to our in-laws , ikot andem itam development association, port Harcourt brand, friends and other sympathizers for their contribution to the success of this funeral.
May God grant you journey mercies back to your different destinations in Jesus Christ Name, Amen.
Engr. Felix Udo (Chief Mourner)