Sympathisers were struck with grief as coffins and laminated pictures of three Reverend sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Nkpor in Anambra State were publicly displayed during a funeral mass for repose of their souls.
The remains of Reverend Sisters- Virginia, Calasantics and Lilia- in Onitsha Catholic Archdiocese were later committed to earth Monday after the mass officiated by the Auxiliary Bishop of Onitsha Archdiocese, Most Reverend Dennis Isizo.
Rev. Sister Mary Virginia Onuorah (1943-2020) who had her first and final profession in 1975 and 1982 respectively died from a brief illness on April 24, 2020,
Rev. Sister Mary Calasantics Nkemakolam (1949-2020) who had her first and final profession in 1969 and 1981 respectively, died on April 26, 2020. Rev. Sister Mary Lilia Indigo (1945-2020) who had her first and final profession in 1969 and 1980 respectively, died recently.
Among sympathisers at the ceremony were Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano and wife, Dr. Ebelechukwu; Chief Staff to the governor, Chief Primus Odili; the traditional ruler of Aguleri, Igwe Mike Idigo, among others.