A religious leader, Brother Lawrence Odofin, has stressed the need for Christians to always display good character while on earth, so that people can give good comment about their activitiesafter death.
Odofin, one of the officiating Ministers at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Okitipupa town, Ondo State, gave the advice, while delivering a sermon at the funeral ceremony held in honour of the mother of the incumbent Provost of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo, Prof. Olukoya Joseph Ogen, late Madam Oluremi Ogen, which took place in the church on Friday February 10, 2017.
In a word of admonition delivered at both the Assembly Hall of the Witnesses and the grave side, the cleric described death as painful and price that would be paid by all mortals, irrespective of status in the society.
He, therefore, advised people to always remember that death could come at anytime by doing good things that would make people to remember them when they die.
The cleric quoted several passages from the bible such as Genesis Chapter 23: 6, Gen. 37: 34-35, Romans 5: 12, Revelation 21:4 as well as John 5: 25, Mathew 24: 14, Psalm 90: 12, Job 7:7 to mention a few, to support his sermon.
He admonished the congregation to always place their trust in the Lord and shun sinful activities that could denied them of having good name and enjoy the promise of resurrection as stated by God in the bible.
Eulogizing the late Madam Oluremi Ogen, Brother Odofin described her as a good philanthropist, lover of children and outstanding community leader, who made positive impact in the Jehovah Witness organisation and everyone who came across her.
While emphasizing the need for the children of the deceased to continue to identify with the Assembly, by emulating their late mother, especially in the field of evangelism, the Jehovah Witness Minister, stated that it is through that, that the legacy she left behind could be sustained.
Earlier, while presenting his testimony about the record of performance of the late Mrs. Oluremi Ogen in the Jehovah Witness Assembly in a questions and answer session, another officiating Minister of the Christian Organisation, Brother Isaac Fafoluyi, gave her a pass mark in evangelism, church attendance, financial contributions and urged other members of the church to emulate her good work.
The event which featured bible exhortation climaxed with the entertainment of guests at the Sports ground of Stella Maris College, Okitipupa, Ondo State, where a juju musician Ademola Suzy and His Sound Blasters Band was on hand to entertain invited guests.
Eminent personalities from traditional institution, public and private organizations, armed forces, academia among others graced the occasion.
These dignitaries include the Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, His Royal Majesty,Oba Festus Obateru Akinruntan; Falujagbo of Ode-Aye, Oba William Akinlade; Oniju of Iju-Odo kingdom, Oba Festus Oyedele Olumoyegun; His Royal Majesty, Oba Batuga Adetoye of Idepe kingdom as well as Oba Thomas Oluwoye Adetayo, the Ahaba of Ajagba.
Others include the representatives of the Osemawe of Ondo kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr. Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo, High Chiefs, Lisa and Sasere of Ondo kingdom, Simeon Oguntimehin and Olusola Adeduro respectively.
Also on ground to grace the occasion were Vice-Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts, eminent scholars from various institutions, Principal Officers of ACE including the Deputy Provost, Dr. Samuel Akintunde; Registrar, Mr. Felix Eniola Aderinboye; Bursar, Mr. Ganiyu Abdul and Acting Librarian, Mr. Akinade Awoyemi.
The occasion was also attended by Deans and Directors, Heads of Departments and Units from the College including the Head Information and Public Relations Unit, Mr. Moses Akinfolarin as well as several workers from the institution.
Born in the year 1932 into the famous Igo-Aduwo royal lineage in Ilutitun-Osooro in the present Okitipupa Local Government, Ondo State, the Late Mrs. Oluremi Ogen is survived by four children including the incumbent Provost of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo, Prof. Olukoya Joseph Ogen.