Fmr CR Perm Sec Buries Wife, Imoke Attends

The priests share the sign of peace with the bereaved familyFormer Permanent Secretary in the Cross River State Ministry of Finance, Ebri Usani Eteng, mni, yesterday, December 18, 2015, in Ugep, Yakurr LGA, buried his wife, Augusta Akpongho Ebri Eteng, in a ceremony that was attended by former CRS governor, Liyel Imoke and several other eminent Cross Riverians.

In a sermon delivered at the funeral mass at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, Ugep, Rev. Fr. Jake Otonko, who took his sermon from St. John’s Gospel 11:17-21, consoled the bereaved family and advised them to remain faithful to the promises of Christ even in the face of this tragedy.
The deceased and her niece passed away in a ghastly car crash on November 7, 2015, while travelling to Calabar.

Below are pictures from the ceremony.

Knights of the Catholic Order of St. John's, stand guard over the corpse in church
Knights of the Catholic Order of St. John’s, stand guard over the corpse in church
Patrick Esor Eteng, son of the deceased, readsthe biography in church.
Patrick Esor Eteng, son of the deceased, readsthe biography in church.
Elder Ebri Eteng is consoled by Fr. Jake Otonko as he breaks down in tears while reading his tribute to the deceased.
Elder Ebri Eteng is consoled by Fr. Jake Otonko as he breaks down in tears while reading his tribute to the deceased.
Iyeme Eteng, another son of the deceased, sheds a tear for his late mother.
Iyeme Eteng, another son of the deceased, sheds a tear for his late mother.

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Sister of the deceased is inconsolable at the graveside
Sister of the deceased is inconsolable at the graveside
Eteng intensely looks at his late wife in the grave, for the last time before the grave is sealed.
Eteng intensely looks at his late wife in the grave, for the last time before the grave is sealed.
Sons and daughters-in-law of the deceased
Sons and daughters-in-law of the deceased
Itigidi, Abi relatives of the deceased.
Itigidi, Abi relatives of the deceased.
Obol Ofem Ubana Eteng, Obol Lopon of Ugep (in blue wrapper), commiserates with the bereaved.
Obol Ofem Ubana Eteng, Obol Lopon of Ugep (in blue wrapper), commiserates with the bereaved.
Fmr. CR governor, Liyel Imoke, commiserating with the bereaved.
Fmr. CR governor, Liyel Imoke, commiserating with the bereaved.
L-R, Fmr CR Head of Service, Wilfred Inah, the bereaved, Arikpo Ettah and Otu A. Ubi, after interment
L-R, Fmr CR Head of Service, Wilfred Inah, the bereaved, Arikpo Ettah and Otu A. Ubi, after interment

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