OLDEST WOMAN IN UMUNEDE DIES AT 122
The oldest person of Umunede extraction, Mama Ruth Ijenwa Nzemeke Adagbon nee Onyekpe, fondly called Nne-Nta from the Idumu-Ishiorji in Obi Quarters of Umunede has passed on at the age of 122.
Mama Adagbon slept in the Lord on morning of Thursday, July 20, 2023 after taking breakfast. The monarch of Umunede kingdom, His Royal Majesty Dr. Ezeagwu Ezenwali Agadagidi I JP had confirmed her to be oldest person in Umunede and probably in Ika nation.
Obi Agadagidi bade late Mama Adagbon farewell to eternity, describing her as a quiet woman who was never found wanting and commiserated with his family.
The son of late Mama Adagbon, Pastor Abel Adagbon said her mother did not die but according to the words of the elders has flown to meet her maker. According to him, “We are not mourning but celebrating the exit of a good mother whose prayers is a huge blessing for her children and descendants.
“Her old age is a blessing to us even before she breath her last, because she did not make us to run from one hospital to another for ill health.
“As a Sabbatarian, she was committed to all the activities of her church that she was honoured with Nnezukor (the mother of the church) title.
“Her neatness even at old age attracted people to her. In all, she was a mother to all and a rallying point for good advice”.
Late Mama Adagbon is survived by her five children, two male and three females. Her other children are Okporonye, Uche, Sunday and Paulina. The deceased was the only surviving child of her parents.
By Patrick Gbuchanye