By Sonia Udemaguna
July 9, 2020
Former Police Force Marine Officer, (rtd.) CSP. Chinedu Iwuozo has announced the passing of his mother; Margaret Uloakonwa Sebastine Iwuozo (Nee Chukwu) aged 84.
The funeral rite of Margaret who died on June 20, 2020 will begin on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 with Rosary procession around Amaukwu-Orodo, which will proceed from the family compound in Umudimodu Amaukwu Orodo, Mbaitoli Local Government Area, Owerri, Imo State.
Service of songs/testimonies of the saint will hold at the family compound on Thursday 23.
Requiem Mass will hold at St. Hilary’s catholic church Amaukwu-Orodo on Friday 24, while Interment and Reception follows immediately.
Thanksgiving mass will take place at St. Hilary’s catholic church Amaukwu-Orodo on Sunday 26.
She is survived by her children and grand children.
Iwuozo wrote a book years back in honour of his mother.
The book titled ‘Uloakonwa’, translates to ‘there will always be a child in the home.’ This is the first name of the mother of this biographer, Callistus Chinedu Iwuozo. This book is the story of a widow and her faith in God, which guided her and her children through the storms of life. Iwuozo dedicates the book to her mother. He remembers her mother as the kindest and most generous spirit he ever knew. Iwuozo compares her to the biblical widow of Zarephat, who gave out her last hope, only to attract the favour and blessing of Jehovah in return.
The book is a panegyric of the author’s mother and his wife, Chinyere Julie, written while the author was in the Police Academy in Kano undergoing the 18-month police cadet course between February 2005 and August 2006. The forward to the book is written by Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Hillary Opara. In his assessment, DIG Opara urged the reader to unwind their stress and discover the beauty of African society as they read the book and pass it to their friends.