The family of Justin Okorafor Agwu has fixed August 11 for the burial of its Matriarch, Ezinne Cecelia Orieji Okorafor, the mother of Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Isaac Okorafor.
Formally announcing the transition to glory of the Matriarch, the family said in a statement on Friday that her body will be interred at the Okorafor’s family compound in Umuchiakuma, Ihechiowa, Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State on Friday, August 11, 2017.
The statement said the internment would be conducted after a Funeral Mass at St. Mulumba’s Catholic Church, Umuchiakuma, Ihechiowa. Ezinne Cecelia Okorafor passed on recently at the age of 85. She is survived by many children, grand-children and great-grand-children.
The late matriarch of Okorafor family was renowned for her philanthropy who, as a community leader, contributed immensely to the development and growth of her community and its people, particularly after the Nigerian civil war.
She was a successful trader whose vocation took her across several borders beyond the shores of the Eastern Nigeria. Ezinne Okorafor was also reputed for her strong belief in God, living the life of a devout Catholic, who participated actively in the Catholic Women Organisation (CWO), Umuahia Diocese, and inspired thousands of women to serve God and honour their husbands.
In her life time, she was a peacemaker and an embodiment of tolerance, devotion, discipline and hard work – traits she passed on to her offspring.