Christians have been called upon to always display the actual doctrines of Christ in their daily relationship with one another by impacting positively on the lives of others, especially the needy in the society.
A visiting Priest from Saint Dominic’s Catholic Church, Yaba, Lagos State, Reverend Father Felix Onemhghie, who made the call at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church, Okpanam, Oshimili north local government area, in a sermon during a funeral service for late Beatrice Dike – Dunkwu said everyone, especially Christians must live life worthy of emulation at all times.
Reverend Father Onemhghie recalled that the deceased was an astute lover of Christ and had touched many lives, adding that late madam Beatrice Dike -Dunkwu was an uncommon inspirational leader.
The Catholic priest, who noted that no mortal being would escape the judgement of God, advised Christains to worship God in all sincerity, saying that the deceased would forever be remembered for the good things she had done, particularly for her community, Okpanam.
While urging all to embrace God,Reverend Father Onemhghie admonished the deceased children to uphold her sterling legacies, adding that late madam Beatrice Dike was a woman of substance. In their tributes to their late mother, Dr. Anthony Dike, Dr.Victor Dike, Mr Francis Dike, Mrs. Folake -Alison Dike and the Odogwu of Okpanam, Chief Peter Dunkwu, who is the deceased immediate elder brother, among others, described their mother and sister as a disciplinarian of high repute, God fearing woman and a kindhearted mother who had sacrificed so much for her people and the society in general.
For their part, Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, the traditional ruler of Okpanam kingdom, Dr. Michael Mbanefo, Honourable Victor Dunkwu, and Reverend Father Malachy Okonkwo of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Okpanam, lauded the children of late madam Beatrice Dike for their benevolence to the society and Okpanam community in particular.