The funeral programs of a foremost philanthropist and a community leader, Late Mummy Cecilia Adanma Ekweozor has been scheduled for 27th November, 2020 at her home down Ebenebe in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
According to a statement released by the children which was signed by Dr. Julius Ekweozor, the Senior Pastor, Restoration Charismatic Ministry, Asaba; the funeral programs will commence with a service of songs at her husband compound in Ebenebe of Thursday 26th November, 2020 by 4:00pm.
According to the statement which was made available to newsmen in Asaba, the funeral programs will continue Friday 27th November 2020 with interment at the same venue.
Late Mummy Cecilia Adanma Ekweozor who died on 30th of March 2020 at the age of 55 years was born on the 14th day of July, 1965 to the family of Ozo Nwafor of Ebenebe Town in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Late Mrs Cecelia Adanma Ekweozor’s parents’ quest for Western education for the girl child, at that time, in the Eastern region of Nigeria, made her parents to enrol her early in life into the Primary School, Ebenebe in 1970 after the cessation of hostilities between the Nigerian and Biafran forces.
As a very bright and serious student, she obtained her First Leaving School Certificate in 1975 in flying colours and enrolled the same year into the Community Secondary School, Ebenebe for her secondary education.
Again and expectedly, after the mandatory study period of five years she obtained her West African School Certificate, in flying colours as one of the best graduating students in 1979. She had always wanted to be a Medical Doctor or Nurse as she loved the humanitarian aspect of the profession more than the lure of the mega bucks it could produce.
So, for her tertiary education, she proceeded to the State School of Nursing, Abakiliki in the present Ebonyi State capital where she qualified as a Nurse and Midwife in 1983.
After qualifying as a professional Nurse, she had a brief stint of professional practice with some private hospitals in Abakiliki, Enugu, Awka and Owerri.
But in a twist of fate or what you may call destiny, she ventured into business as that was her familiar terrain from birth, having been borne by a business mogul father and a trader mother. As a businesswoman, she started first with buying and selling of assorted food items in several retail outlets and wholesale shops. Along the line, she also tried her hands on provisions, confectionery and utensils.
After a while, she settled into textiles and fabrics business in Onitsha and its environs. This, she continued to do until her demise.
Prior to 1988, providence made her path to cross with that of a vibrant and vivacious but God fearing and extremely handsome young man in the person of Mr Julius Ekweozor (Snr.).
As Christians, they started dating which later culminated in marriage in 1988. The marriage was a celebrated one at that time because it involved a very beautiful and promising young girl and a very handsome, lively, ebullient effervescent and dashing young man from two prominent families in Ebenebe Town.
The marriage was blessed with Eight Children (an only son and seven daughters).
She started out as a Catholic as she was born into a catholic family. She was baptized and wedded in the Catholic church.
In fact, she was a communicant and a devout Christian. But again, as God had always been involved in everything concerning her, sometime in 2005 or thereabout, her little son whom God gave to her through prayers converted her and her husband from being Catholics to join the The Deeper Life Bible Church where they worshipped from then onwards and grew to become Evangelists until the death of her husband in 2007.
After the death of her husband, she continued in faith, still worshiping in Deeper Life and waxing stronger each passing day, doing the work of God with excitement, frenzy and commitment.
It was when the Restoration Charismatic Ministries Int’l Inc. was founded in 2015 under the the General Superintendentship of that her little son, Prophet Julius Julius that she later joined the Restoration Charismatic Ministries fully in 2017.
As a member of the Restoration Charismatic Ministries (or Prophet Julius Church as the Igbuzor folks would always like to call it), she was the backbone of Pastor Julius physically, spiritually and otherwise. She was a member of the Church Council, the Women Group and served in several groups, departments and committees in advisory capacity in the church.
Mummy Cecelia was a very calm and calculated person. She was articulate and quiet. She was very friendly and jovial but vey strict in matters of discipline with personal hygiene, decorum etiquette and ethical conducts. She was love personified as she taught all around her the meaning of agape love.
She was very caring and kind to a fault. All who crossed her path was treated either as a biological son or daughter. Whatever she had was for everybody. Her abode was a beehive or Jerusalem of some sort as many relatives, friends and well wishers moved in to live with her. She was a mother to the entire church. Little wonder, the entire congregation is still in shock till date.
May her gentle soul continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord.