The funeral ceremony for Late Chief F.U. Oroke, 84, (the Oyivwita of Ughelli kingdom and the Ogbavweni of Ughievwen kingdom) could easily be described as impressively befitting. The four-day event commenced with a service of songs at the KFT event center, Warri which featured a music rendition by the choir of the Messiah Cathedral African Church Warri. The immediate family members, relatives and high profile guests attended the service of songs including the former executive governor of Delta state, Chief James Ibori among others.
Day 2, January 25, 2019 commenced with the funeral service at the Messiah Cathedral African Church, Warri. The hearse arrived in a motorcade orchestrated by A-list Lagos based undertakers; LTJ funerals international. The service which was also well attended featured tributes on behalf of the deceased and an impressive eulogy by the officiating minister. The procession from the Church to the final resting place at the country home of the Oroke family in Usiefrun Delta State was a spectacle to behold. A horse drawn hearse carried the coffin on the final stretch of the journey to the mausoleum. Hundreds of onlooklers gathered to escort the hearse.
A grand reception followed immediately after the internment at the Ogbavweni primary school field in Usiefrun were a large event tent had been erected. Guests enjoyed classic hospitality from the family of the deseased as a variety of refreshements including choice drinks, continental and local dishes were served. A live band was on stage to provide musical entertainment.
On Day 3, January 26, a post funeral ceremony held at the family compound in Usiefrun hosted by Ovie and Tepsy Emeofa. The ceremony was atended by the family and friends of Ovie Emeofa, in-laws to Chief Oroke. On Day 4, January 27, a thanksgiving service was held at the family church in Usiefrun, Delta State and was a perfect climax to a memorable multi-location burial ceremony.
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