Life is like grass growing in the morning and off in the afternoon. Death is a phenomenon that defiles human imagination because nobody could determine when it will knocks on one`s door. It’s the irreversible ending of all mortal life, but we give thanks to God; for there is hope of a tree; if it is cut down it will sprout again and its new shoot will not fail (Job 14 : 7)
Birth And Parentage :
Late Madam Grace Ita Archibong was born on the 26th February 1945 into the family of Nung Ema family in ikot Andem Itam in Itu L.G.A. her father was Late Mr. Edem Okon Ekanem, her mother was late Madam Okon Anwan Essien Udo from Nung Mbuk family in ikot andem itam, Itu L.G.A., Eka Ime was the first daughter in the family.
Late Eka Ime Ita Archibong attended west itam primary school, she read up to standard three in those days, she was able to read and write. As no importance was attached to women education in those days, her parents compelled her to married at her youthful age.
Madam Grace Ita Archibong was a paragon of beauty, she was very attractive and amiable because of those qualities she got married to Chief Ita Archibong Udo of Nung Akpafia family in Ikot Andem Itam, in Itu L.G.A. The marriagewas blessed with six (6) children who are here to mourn her.
Eka Ime Ita was very industrious and diligent, she was a good farmer and a trader which she travelled to Okurikang Market and ikom and she use it effectively to support her husband by providing most of the food needs for the family.
Mama was very sociable and easy going woman, she was caring, and great organizer; she was a member of Nka Iban Ufok Nung Akpafia and Nka Ima Esit group in ikot andem itam,. Madam Grace was also a clerk till death. She was very tolerance ; the simplicity and generousity of mama in the community is what everyone can testify.
Late madam Grace Ita Archibong was born into a Christian family. She started her Christianity life with Presbyterian Church of Nigeria. Later changed her faith to Chuch of Christ which she worshipped till death.
Journey to the glourious exit of Late Madam Grace Ita Arciong atarted on 15th July with brief illness, we took her to the hospital an every effort were made possible to make sure that we sustained her life. Since we cannot decide for the creator, she peacefully answered the call on Friday 17th July 2020 by 12 noon.
She survived by Husband, Six (6) children, Twenty (20) grand children, Two (2) great-grand children, one (1) brother, two (2) sisters, four (4) sons-in-laws and two (2) daughter inlaws to bid her farewell.
The entire family of Chief Ita Archibong Udo wishes to express their profound gratitude to the Almighty God for the grace and strength given to us to plan and execute this burial ceremony successfully. We thank the entire members of the Church Of Christ, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, The Redeem Christian Church Of God . Mount zion Christ Church and Banner of God`s Grace Chuch and others who are here to support us.
We also appreciate the Administrator of St. Lukes Hospitall and entire staff and the Management of Greenfield International School.
Our special thanks goes to Nung Akpafia family, Uncles, Aunties, Cousins, In-laws, Friends and other relations for their concerned and support during this burial. The family is particularly honoured by the esteemed presence of everybody here; your show of love and glowing tributes to our departed wife, mother and sister has really consoled us.
We pray God to grant you journey mercies back to your destinations in Jesus dear Name, Amen.
Chief Ita Archibong
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