Mother Of The Sun Newspapers Asst. News Editor, Passes On At 93

LAGOS NOVEMBER 26TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Assistant News Editor with the Sun Newspapers, Comrade Christopher Oji has lost his mother, Mrs. Josephine Oji.
Mama Oji died at the age of 93 on November 7 after a brief illness.

Oji in a statement made available to NewsRangers, said his mother, a devout Christian, would be buried on December 30 to 31(New year’s Eve) at her residence, Hon. Paul Oji compound, Onicha- Uku Quarters, Ubulu-Uku in Aniocha – South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Accordin to him, “Our mother, a businesswoman will be buried at Hon Paul Oji’s residence Onicha-Uku Quarters, Ubulu-Uku. The service of songs is on December 30, while internment will be on Monday, December 31 after 10 am. This will be followed by  Requiem Mass at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Mission Road Ubulu-Uku Delta State. Reception will follow immediately at her residence.

” 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.

“On 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”

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