Celebration Of Life: 93 Years Old ‘Mama Ojunwa’ To Be Buried December 31th In Delta State
Former President of the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN), and an Assistant News Editor with the Sun Newspapers, Comrade Christopher Oji has lost his mother , Mrs Josephine Oji .
Mrs Oji died at the age of 93 on November 7 after a brief illness.
Comrade Oji in a statement made available to Journalists ,said his mother ,a devout Christian , would be buried on December 30 to 31(New year Eve) at her residence , Hon. Paul Oji compound ,Onicha- Uku Quarters, Ubulu-Uku in Aniocha – South Local Government Area of Delta State.
He Stated: ” Our mother , a business woman will be buried at Hon Paul Oji’s residence Onicha-Uku Quarters,Ubulu-Uku.Service of songs is on December 30 while internment will be on Monday , December 31 after 10 am Requim Mass at St Charles Boromeo Catholic Church Mission Road Ubulu-Uku Delta State. Reception will follow immediately at her residence.
” Our mother will be greatly missed .Mrs. Josephine Grace Adaolie Oji (a.k.a Mama Ojunwa) was born on August 25 , 1927 to the family of Late Pa Mukolu of Ogbeani Quarters and Mrs. Lucy Ekwutoziam Mukolu (Nee Onwubuya) of Umueneada, Isho Quarters , Ubulu – Uku Aniocha South Local Government Delta State.
As a virtuous young woman, her good character attracted Young , Teacher of great repute ,Mr Paul Okolie Oji, grandson of great Paul Onwueme in Onicha-Uku, in Ubulu-Uku. Mama was an Anglican faithful while Paul was a Catholic. In August 28,1950 Mama wedded Pa Paul Oji at Ogwashi-Uku Catholic Church. Her Anglican name was Grace while the Catholics gave her Josephine. She is popularly called “Gracy”. Mama’s husband was a young talented teacher and this took Mama to various localities such as Ute Ogbeje, Idumuje Unor, Obomkpa, Onicha-Ugbo , Idimuje Ugboko and others when the husband was on posting. Mum had a blissful and uninterrupted marriage with her husband until 2005 when her husband departed this sinful world”.