On Friday, 22nd April 2022 thousands of sympathizers and well-wishers from all walks of life throng Uyo, Akwa Ibom State to pay their last respect to the matriarch of UWAH's family, Late Sister Grace Okuyak Uwah of Atan Offot, Uyo in South Central Area of Nigeria.
Until her glorious passage on February 21st, 2022 she was the wife of the late pioneer Apostle Okuyak Uwah (rtd). The deceased described by many as a caring, loving, unassuming and enterprising mother.
The funeral service held at Four Towns Central Church, Uyo, officiated by Apostle Chima Ibekwe of Mid-East Area had in attendance Apostles Enobong Udoh, Goddey Odili, Samuel Usoro, Nwanza Oscar, Felix Kpegasin and the host, Apostle Armstrong Inyang as well as Bishops Banuna from South South and Bishop Udombang of South Central.
The service was proceeded by a Night of Tributes /musical live concert by the South Central Area choir on Wednesday 20th at Atan Offot congregation in the evening where the host, Apostle Armstrong Inyang and Apostle Oscar Nwanza were present.
On behalf of the Area, Apostle Inyang who prayed for a sweet reposed of her soul described her as colossus who had touched lives in different ways.
While Apostle Nwanza described her as a woman with a large heart.
The first son, Deacon Anietie Uwah said life's journey is like a pyramid, it thins out with height and time, describing her late mother as a good mother, mentor, adviser, peace maker and home maker.
A reward awaits everyone
Apostle Chima Ibekwe in his funeral oration gave a text word from Revelation 22: 12 - 14” And behold I am quickly and my reward is with me, to give to every according to his work... " He said the deceased worked diligently beside the late pioneer Apostle, Okuyak UWAH for the establishment and growth of the work of God in this part of the world. "Whatever your hand finds good to do, do it well: there is a reward for every work.
Apostle Ibekwe insisted that those who sow bountifully and touch lives will reap a corresponding harvest.
Concluding the Apostle said salvation is free but reward is a result of our labour and sacrifices of love pleading all to work for the salvation of our neighbors.
He assured the bereaved family that a crown of victory, righteousness and glory awaits the deceased and pray for the comfort of the spirit in their dark moment.
Apostles Enobong Udoh and Oscar Nwanza assisted at the altar.
You are not alone
The obsequies came to a close with a Thanksgiving/ memorial service on Sunday 24th at Atan Offot Congregation in Four Towns District.
Addressing the congregation from a word from John 8: 29 "...The father has not left me alone, ‘for I always do those things that please Him"
Apostle Armstrong Inyang assured that that there are not alone in their moments of despair. He reminded them of the love of God, the grace of Jesus Christ and the comfort of the Holy Spirit. He urged all to look unto Jesus and their faces shall be radiant and pleaded with the bereaved family to be of one mind, having compassion for one another, love as brothers, be tender hearted and courteous (1Peter 3:8)
The family gave financial support to the church for the ongoing building project in memory of the deceased.