By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The family of Mrs. Cecilia Onyinje Dickson, the mother of the Online Editor of New Nigerian, Jacob Onjewu Dickson, who passed on November 16, 2018, have announced burial arrangements for the deceased.
A statement signed by Jacob Onjewu Dickson on behalf of the family, said that the Wake Keep would be held at the family’s residence in Otukpo GRA on December 20, 2018.
It said that the following day, on December 21, body leaves Otukpo General Hospital Mortuary for the Norcross Memorial Methodist Church on Federal Road, Otukpo for Funeral Service.
“After the service, the remains of our mother will be conveyed to Pa Okala’s Compound, Atilo Village in Oglewu, Ohimini Local Government Area for Interment,” it informed.
The statement informed that she is survived by eight children, two step children, brothers and sisters, aunties and uncles, a son-inlaw, four daughters in-law and 15 grand children.
Notable among her survivors are Isaac Dickson, an international businessman based abroad, Roseline Dickson, Abuja based businesswoman, Charity Odihi (nee Dickson), a Makurdi based pharmacist, Owoichoechi Dickson, a staff of FAAN in Ilorin, John Dickson an Abuja based businessman, Ezekiel Dickson, Warri based Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Area Pastor, Emmanuel Dickson a building engineer, Solomon Dickson, a corps member and Peter Dickson, an undergraduate.
Late Mrs. Dickson passed on eight years after the demise of her husband, Chief Abodu Dickson (Oyame K’Agboke). All her life, she was a full time house wife, in spite of her training as a professional teacher.
“She was a devout Christian, who spent most part of her life time serving God and humanity. She died in active service, while leading a prayer session on her knees at a Methodist Church function in Igumale, Benue State.
“She would fondly be remembered for her gentle spirit and as a peacemaker who never quarreled with, or bore grudges against anyone,” may her soul rest in peace,” it concluded.