It was not a happy day for the families of Odiase and Okeke, when on the 26th of December 2019 the news of the death of their wife and daughter, Pastor Mrs. Uchenna Edith Odiase Omozoje (Nee Okeke) got to them, but yet they were happy because they knew that their daughter is with resting with the lord.
Until her death, Pastor Mrs. Uchenna Edith Odiase-Omozoje was a big pillar to her family and a big supporter to anyone that came across her way,
The late Uchenna was born in 1969 to the family of Mrs. Comfort Nneka Okeke and the late Mr. Francis Anomaly Okeke in Onisha Anambra State, Nigeria.
First among seven children, she attended Local Community Primary School in Ideani, Idemili L.G.A Anambra, Girls Secondary School, Ideani, Idemili LGA, area.
In 1983, she went to the Federal Polytechnic , Oko, while in 1989 she earned HND in Secretarial Administration. After that, she did post graduate studies in International Relations and Strategies Studies and she later obtained masters degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from the Lagos State University (LASU).
Married to Pastor Omozoje Odiase whom she fondly called her (Jossy Bobo) on April 1996, about 24 years ago, she was a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) until she joined her husband at God’s Mercy Revival Ministry under the General Overseer, Dr. James Akanbi.
They both rose to be Pastor and Regional Pastor respectively at the headquarters branch of the church in Lagos.
Mummy Uchenna once worked as a banker, but because she was an entrepreneur with a difference, she left banking for business with her loving husband as the Business Development Director of Seventh Strategy Energy Limited, a private company dealing in oil and gas and importation of frozen fish, a position she handled until the Lord called her home.
Talking about his wife, Pastor Joseph Omozoje Odiase said that he was particularly grateful for the last moment he shared with her.
His words, “we talked about very strange things though I am grateful that she is now with the lord.
“I will do all that you asked of me to do at your last minutes. I am grateful you waited for me to be by your side, talk with you and hold your hands. Mummy, you did everything, I mean everything for me. I couldn’t have asked for a better wife and mother, God bless me with you, and He blessed us. Thank you for the children; Joseph (Ikenna) and Harmony (Oluchi).
This is coming from her husband on a marriage of 23 years. He always called his wife; “My Tomato,” while his wife called him; “Jossy Bobo.”
For Harmony Odiase-Omozoje Oluchi, their daughter, she remarked that both her mum and her built a bond.
Her words: “we built a bond that death cannot break. Your position in my life can never be replaced or filled by another person. Your precious memory will forever be in my heart my mummy.”
Ikenna, her only son, had this to say, “Mummy, you are the strongest person I have seen on this planet. To be your son is not only a privilege, but also an intervention.”
Service of song for the woman took place at her residence in Benin at First Ugbor Area behind Idahosa House on 10th of January 2020, after which she was laid to rest at her residence. Entertainment of guests started immediately in the same environment.
Officiating ministers at the event were; Pastor Mrs. Deborah Akanbi, wife of the G.O of God’s Mercy Revival Ministry, Pst. Emmanuel Odunmorayo, Pst. Ezekiel Adewunmi, Pst. Victor Idowu, Pst. Josiah Mogbonjulola, Pst. Temiloluwa Alowolodu and Pst. Michael Onibokun.
The husband of the deceased also used the medium to thank everybody that attended the burial from far and near to give his wife their last respect.
He said; “I thank the officiating ministers for their love. I thank all my church members for their love. I thank the family of my wife and my family for standing by me throughout this trying time, and the King of Ghana for standing by me.
“I want to thank my elder brother, Major General Anthony Odiase and his wife for standing by me. For everybody that took the time to honour me, I say thank you. I thank High Chief Cletus Owuze, Chief Larry Enahoro, Mr. Igure aka(Elesho), my big brother, Nasiru Bakare, Brother Perry, Mr. Abu Atiyan, and Tunde Obaidiku,
“I also want to thank Hon. Julius Aigbokun, Hon. Paul Ohonbamu, Mr. Sunday Ajayi, Special Adviser to Edo State Governor, Hon. Jimfred Obaidiku, Mr. Gbenga Fadeyi and his elder brother.
“I also thank the Councillor representing Sobe, Hon. Ohi Abode, Mrs. Tina Ijebomen, Sister Toto Ebohen, Chief Monday Esesobor, Mrs. Agaviere Alele (Nee Odiase), Sister Helen Obaidiku, Presido Ebohen, Mr. Andrew Odiri, Mr. Edward Odiase, Olosen Ebohen, Christiana Alonge and a host of others.
“Please, if I did not mention your name, don’t be annoyed, it was not intentional, everyone of you is very important, God will continue to bless you all.”