BIOGRAPHY OF N-E-N-E LATE MADAM LADY OKEMECHI EGHIEYE
Celebrating: A fulfilled Christian woman
In the year 1925, Nene was born at Okotor Quarters, Ogbona in Southern Nigeria and later Midwest/Bendel, now Edo State, into the descendant of Eghieye family and mother Ughie Eghieye. Her father, a humble gentle man was a great Hunter and a prosperous farmer in the community. Nene was the youngest among her six siblings. She was greatly loved and cherished by her mother who gave her a pet name (Omoyienyie).
Nene grew up with certain essentials and potentials that were evident to her parents. She was very calm, peaceful, patient and easy going. She hated conflicts to the core and was never found struggling for her rights, nor having conflict with any member of the family. she embraced good neighbourliness and unity. She followed peace with all.
HER FAMILY LIVE
As a young lady, with amiable character, she was attracted to a young man from the family of Emalumhe, in the year 1940, one Mr. Kadiri Emalumhe, who later abandoned her in search of greener pastures to the city. The marriage however was blessed with a son. After waiting in vain for him, she later got married to a well-known business and prosperous farmer Mr. Imhana Jerome Odior (AKA) Gagakugu). Her marriage to Pa Imhana was also blessed with two sons.
HER SOCIAL/CAREER LIFE
Nene was full of life and industrious. She was perfect and locally known for making (Eko/Agidi) that so many people in the community usually place order ahead with her for marriage ceremonies. She was also a dedicated farmer who worked tirelessly to assist her husband in making provisions for essential family needs. She taught her children to be contented, never to look at other person eating.
Nene was salt to all the people around her; she was a caring woman and a mother to other children that were not biologically hers. The pains of others were her pains and the comfort of others her comfort. She was popular and well known for her hospitality, generosity, love and care. Her life positively influenced and transformed lots of young women in the community and also in the church.
HER RELIGIOUS LIFE
In the religious sphere, Nene was born into the family of Catholic and grew up as a communicant. However, in the year 1998, she had an encounter with the Lord in Deeper Life Bible Church, where she served the Lord till her death. As a result of her faith in Christ, Nene went further to affirm her faith and hunger to see the Lord. She made all wrong, right and took a bold step of faith, did her restitution back to her family home, even when Pa Jerome Imhana Odior was yet alife.
She was a dedicated worker in the church, faithful, obedient, committed and consecrated to the things and service of God.
HER GLORIOUS HOME CALL
It was on a glorious Wednesday, after a brief illness, on 21st day of September, 2022, that Nene answered the glorious call to eternity after her meal in the morning. She told her granddaughter “Oh Baby that she wanted to take a nab, she laid on her bed and passed on peacefully to glory. It was a glorious home call.
Adieu Nene!!! Sleep on till the resurrection morning when we shall see to part no more. Nene is survived by two children, 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.