Late Pa Lawrence Mbonu Laid To Rest

…As Fr. Anthony Mbonu, Family Mourn

By CP Uzoaganobi

All roads leading to Umuelom Village, Isuaniocha, Awka North LGA, Anambra State, witnessed guests from far and wide as the late Pa Lawrence Nwafor Mbonu, was laid to rest on Friday, May 18, 2023. He was aged 93.

The Burial Mass, which took place at Christ the King Parish, Isuaniocha, was presided over by the Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, alongside Rev Fr. Fabian Chukwuma Bielu and Rev Fr. Anthony Mbonu, the deceased’s son.

Interment followed immediately after the Burial Mass in his hometown, Umuelom Village, with  friends of the family and in-laws coming to pay their condolences.

Fides gathered that the deceased was a convert and  had been consistent and devoted to the Catholic Doctrine till his death.

Speaking to Fides, the Catholic Priest of Ekwulobia Diocese, Rev Fr. Anthony Ezeoke, said that during his time at Christ the King Parish, Isuaniocha, the deceased was somebody known for truth and integrity and a true devotee till his death.

He thanked God for the kind of life lived by the deceased and prayed that God would grant him eternal rest in heaven, even as he prayed God to give the deceased’s son, Rev Fr Anthony Mbonu, and his siblings the fortitude to bear the loss.

The Vicar of Christ the King Parish, Isuaniocha, Rev Fr. Remigius Obasi, disclosed that the deceased’s life mirrored that of a good Christian and lover of God, both when he was able-bodied and the time he was sick, noting that he never ceased to seek for God’s presence in his life.

The Dean of Ebenebe Deanery who doubles as the Parish Priest of St Joseph’s Ebenebe, Rev Fr. Anthony Mbonu, thanked God for the long life of his late father and the clement weather for the funeral celebration and prayed God to grant his late father eternal rest in heaven. This was even as he prayed that he and his siblings would emulate their father’s good life.

The funeral celebration of the late Pa Lawrence Mbonu was attended by many priests from both Ekwulobia and Awka Dioceses, parish laities, club members and other dignitaries.