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Ikweghwu Agog As Lagos Blogger, Theresa Moses, Buries Mother

UGHELLI NORTH, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA - In a rare display of humility and fatherly appreciation, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, General Overseer, Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry (C.M.D.M), Warri, Delta State, Nigeria, created an enabling atmosphere to encourage members who desired to attend the burial ceremony of Madam Comfort Abi Oviri (Alias Mama), mother of Theresa Moses (fondly called Tessy Gold), Publicity Partner and Social Media Aide to the Prophet. 


The funeral held Friday, August 30, to Sunday September 1, 2019.  


The gesture made it possible for Mercy City members to join the crowd of friends, family, and well-wishers from all walks of life who thronged the small community of Ikweghwu in Agbarho Town, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State for the memorable burial.


Prophet Fufeyin did not hide his admiration for Theresa’s hard work, creativity and commitment in projecting Mercy City on the global media, despite her full-time work as the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of Gatmash Blog, Ikeja, Lagos.


The Prophet, who is famous for his generosity and philanthropy, according to reliable sources, contributed financially also towards the huge success of the event which held from Friday August 30, Service of Songs; Saturday, Funeral rites/internment and Outing Service on Sunday.


The prophet was said to have supported the blogger with millions of naira to enable her complete the house she was building for the aged mother, where she was eventually laid to rest. 


That was not all, the amiable media persona was short of words to quantify the extent of the Prophet’s support. 


The blogger recapped: “Aside the money to help complete the house, releasing the workers who gave me enormous moral support, Papa also doled out additional cash for the entertainment, prayed for a successful ceremony and more.


"What else could anyone ask for? Only the Almighty God will reward Papa for backing me to give my mother a befitting burial.”


The huge financial support from the generous Prophet didn’t come as a surprise to many because Theresa, popularly called Tessy Gold, is one of his loyal media aids, a partner of the ministry and a hard working journalist always trending the goodwill of the prophet on different blogs, newspapers and social media.


The entire Mercy Television crew, members of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, popularly called Mercy City, Warri, and Ikeja, Lagos, were massively on ground to support their own. 


Also media colleagues, Command Day Secondary School, Jos, Plateau State Alumni, family members, friends and well-wishers from Lagos, Ikom in Cross River State, Port Harcourt, Jos, FCT, Abuja, Benin City, Kwara State etc., came to celebrate with the blogger.


She also expressed her appreciation for the unusual show of corporate social responsibility by Mr. Paul Maduakor, Managing Director/CEO of Haggai and Zenith Sports Limited, (Haggai Sports Wear is a subsidiary of Zenith Sports) an indigenous textile manufacturer based in Lagos. He supported Tessy Gold with 60 pieces of beautifully customized jerseys worth thousands of naira for the burial of her mom.


Alhaji Lukman Garu, one of Nigeria’s biggest entrepreneur/CEO, Garu Technologies Nigeria Limited, a leading automotive/garage equipment and tools company known for sales and services of Automotive equipment and tools, as well as training of automobile personnel and GSM Repair Support Software also supported the blogger financially.


It was indeed a celebration of life as there was plenty to eat, drink and take-away that memorable Saturday, August 31, 2019.


On the spiritual angle, the Choir of Redeemed Christen Church of God, House of Praise Model Parish, Ikweghwu, entertained with hit Gospel songs back to back. 


Guests were treated to a lovely live band performance by Sawene, a sought-after traditional musician and his breath-taking dancers; even as a witty joke-merchant fondly called Otota enlivened the atmosphere with his jokes and wonderful dance steps.


Mourning the late Madam Abi, Pastor Augustine E. Omoaregba from the Provincial Headquarters of the Redeemed Christen Church of God, Effurun, Delta State and Deacon Thomas Uwaje, recalled that she will be greatly missed for her devotion to God, humanity and family.


“Mama was a virtuous woman; a loving and caring mother to all, a devout redeemer who hardly misses church service or activity despite her age. 


"Our prayer to mama’s children is that God will comfort you and that mama has gone to rest peacefully with the Lord.”


Reading the profile of her mother, the only daughter and last child, Theresa tearfully went memory lane to eulogize mama’s struggle to assist her husband to care for the children.


“As a child, mama toured me round the country, teaching us our culture, moral values and the fear of God. 


"My mother did her share of the work growing and making sure we had the best, especially with my dad always travelling to different states due to the nature of his job. 


'She worked extra hard that it would be difficult for an ordinary city housewife of today to imagine. 


"Even now, I can picture mama, a fighter, strong woman ever ready to help.


"As far as the education of her children was concerned, it’s paramount to her. She had sold her clothes to pay my school fees just to make sure I don’t miss out of school. 


"Always cautioning us never to tell lies or do anything to cause trouble to other people.


"I am grateful to her that she did all these for us. 


"As I grew up in life, I came to realize that all these were the most important things for us to have learned. 


"I admire my mother for coping with my stubbornness. 


"Amazingly, no matter how old I am or the quarrels we had, she still treated me like a baby. 


"I WILL MISS YOU. I LOVE YOU SWEET MOM!”


Madam Comfort Abigail was born into the families of Oviri Umolu in Oha of the Ugbiemi family in Okpe Local Government Area and Emetejivwe Okorodudu of the Ilaro family in Ikweghwu, Agbarho, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. 


She peacefully died at the age of 82 on Friday February 8, 2019. 


Mama lived a quiet life, full of sacrifice and spent the last eight years of her life in Ikweghwu. 


She had five children, but lost two, raised other children from outside. 


Mama is survived by three children (Benson, Diamond and Theresa), but can boast of a total of fourteen grandchildren, as well as a host of relatives.


Madam Comfort was a very simple woman with little education, but she succeeded in raising her children in good health. 


She represented a victorious mother. Her life was a happy one; at least, in her early years, she worked as a factory worker with the defunct Trebor Peppermint Company in Apapa, Lagos. 


She hustled so hard and trained few of her children in Ajegunle area of Lagos before relocating to the northern part of Nigeria with her husband, where she had her last daughter in Jos. 


They served especially in places like Zaria in Kaduna, Yola in Adamawa, Bauchi, Kano, Maiduguri, Jos, etc.


She experienced the civil war, suffered the same as everyone else and her favourite quotes were: “Money make iron float, Chop money people fear you, Money stop nonsense” among others.    


Madam Abi gave her time to the work of God; she was a dedicated member of Redeemed Christen Church of God, House of Praise Model Parish, Ikweghwu town, Agbarho. 


Mama became a devoted member after relocating from Lagos to Delta State. 


Her selfless sacrifice towards family members and friends was felt.





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