The Hilly town of Owerre-Akokwa in Ideato North L.G.A of Imo state was jolted to its feet on Thursday 1st December 2016, as Sir. Tony Ezenna, OFR, Ikenga Akokwa buried his mother in-law, Ezinne Sussan Orji (nee Anudu
Ezinne Sussan Orji began her final on Wednesday November 30th 2016 with a service of songs and Christian wake-keep at her late husband’s country home, Umuokala-Obinato in Owerre-Akokwa.
A requiem mass was held for the devout Christian on Thursday December 1st at St. David’s catholic church Owerre-Akokwa, officiated by Catholic Arch Bishop of Owerri Arch Diocese – Arch Bishop Anthony Obinna and Bishop Ukwuoma of Orlu diocese.
Attended by relations and associates of Orji and Ezenna families, the funeral service was heralded by a reception party at St. James Anglican church field Owerre –Akokwa.
Sir. Tony Ezenna, Ikenga Akokwa, Chairman Orange Group paid a condolence visit to the in-laws on Friday 2nd December.
Expectedly some of the friends and associates of Sir. Tony accompanied him, they included, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha, former Deputy Speaker, House of Reps, Hon Jones Onyeriri, Sir. Emma Bishop Okonkwo, OFR, Chairman Ekulo Group, Former Diamond bank GMD, Dr. Alex Otti, Dr. Chidi Chisco Anyaegbu, Chief Joe Obijiaku, Chief Expo Chukwuka, Hon Thank God Ezeani, Chief Mike Umeh, OBI OF AKOKWA, HRH EZE (SIR) IKENNA .C. OKOLI, Opia of Umuopia, HRH Eze Don Opuruozo, Chief Jude Onyebuchi, Ide of Ozubulu, Chief John Udeagbala, Chief Nnamdi Anyaehie, Chief Chuma Nnaji, Chief Martin Ejiogu, Hon. Arthur Egwim, Barr. Chijioke Nzekwe, Chief Celestine Ebubeogu, Chief Samuel Ihionu, among others
Aged of 90, Ezinne Sussan Orji was a devout Catholic, community leader and philanthropist.
During her life time, the late Orji was selfless and forthright. She affected lives by bringing smiles back to the faces of the downtrodden.
She was survived by children, grandchildren, great-grand children, in-laws and host of other relations among whom are Chief Mike Orji (Okosisi) son, Lady Elizabeth Ezenna, daughter and Chief (Sir) Tony Ezenna, KSS, OFR, Chairman, Orange Group, son in-law.