Friday, the 29th of June, 2018, will remain green in the lives of the people of Onicha-Ugbo in general and the Chiemeke’s in particular as the remains of their great matriarch, the late Princess Patricia Ekutazia Chiemeke, Nee Dike, (JP), was committed to mother earth.
Born 75 years ago, into the respectable family of late Mr. and Mrs. Okafor Dike, from Idumu-Ose Quarters, Ogbe-Obi Village, Onich Ugbo in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta state, Mama was married to late Chief Fidelis Okekele Chiemeke Anizor of Idimu-Ugbe Quarters, Ogbe-Obi Village, also in Onicha-Ugbo.
Those who knew mama during her life time could not hide how saddened they were knowing they will not see her again. Her caring and philanthropic nature was second to none as these sterling qualities endeared her to all kind of people.
Mama could best be described as a detribalized Nigerian and a woman of God who was not only always eager to render assistance to those in need but also a welcoming Mother who sees everyone as her children.
While thanking everyone who shun every other engagement to condole with them in their time of grief, Mr. Patrick Chiemeke, the first son of the late Princess Patricia Chiemeke, described mama as the truest, and dearest mother whose love for God, standing on the truth and abiding in faith in Christ made to weather every storm that comes her way.
In his words, “Maami, you lived a selfless life and could never be accused of selfishness; you could give to a fault! You thought of others before thinking about yourself. You were a woman of prayers, who often prayed for the family and your loved ones.”
“My mother, you were a stone the builder rejected that turned back to be the corner stone, I am happy that you touched so many lives with the little that came your ways such that you have been described as a gentle, kind, humble, easy-going, virtuous, God fearing and accommodating woman.”
In his own words, Ngozi, mama’s second son who described the late matriarch as his ‘Rock of Gibraltar’,says he is consoled with the fact mama is resting peacefully in the bosom of our Lord.
Princess Patricia Ekutazia Chiemeke, Nee Dike, (JP), was survived by four children and grandchildren including Patrick, Ngozi, Esther and Onyeka.