Opobo Town Agog, As Sotonye Tom-Brown’s Funeral Holds Saturday
All roads would lead to Opobo Town in Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area on Saturday, September 24, 2022 where the remains of late Sotonye Tom Brown would be interred after 55 years of fulfilled life on earth.
Making this known in a burial statement, the Chief John Tom Brown’s Compound of Kalaomuso Polo, Opobo in Opobo, said all arrangements have been concluded to give the late Sotonye, whose demise occurred on Thursday, July 14, 2022 a befitting rest.
According to the programme which was jointly signed on behalf of the family by Pastor Obiesigha U.S. and Collins Tom Brown, a service of songs would hold by 4pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at the deceased’s residence, 9 Poultry Road, Rumuogunuma, Eneka in Obio Akpor Local Government Area.
The statement said her body would depart for Chief John Tom Brown’s Compound, Opobo on Saturday, September 24, 2022 where it would lie in state, followed by a funeral service at Ada Obu’s Compound, Opobo Town, with interment following immediately.
Being the proud mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, sister and aunt that she was to numerous persons left behind, ‘Mommy’ as the late Sotonye was popularly called, would be remembered for her sweet spirit, a virtue which many ascribed to her.
Sotonye’s second surviving son, Collins Tom Brown told our reporter that if tears could bring back the dead, that miracle would have happened with the stream of tears he had shed mourning the loss of his beloved mother.
However, his solace, according to him, is that his mother lived a peaceful life and died serving the God and humanity. His words, “She was a virtuous woman who loves to make those around her happy. She would deny herself joy and comfort just to put smiles on the faces of others. I know that her gently soul would rest in God’s bosom, till we meet to part no more”.