DEACONESS BEATRICE OYINWANDE MODUPE: A SALUTE TO A MENDER OF BROKEN LIVES

Where do we even begin in eulogizing a selfless soul who poured out her life to fill up human vessels empty of hope and facing uncertain future? How do we talk about someone who lived her life in the service of others? What words do we use to explain to a mortal world that an angel walked in our midst for almost eight decades but has now gone to take her place amongst the saints before the throne of God?

Mummy, your life was the ultimate fulfillment of the three grand essentials of happiness. You always had something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.

Your selflessness was out of this world. Every precious moment of your storied life was spent watering the barren field of humanity and making them richer. You showered love and kindness on barren lives and you turned them into fertile grounds. Your home was a refuge to the lost, and the doors were always opened night and day, no matter what.

You welcomed strangers with open arms, and nurtured sojourners with open hearts. The lost and the weary were housed, fed and clothed. Those without hope, you infused with hope and nurtured to success. You gave ladders of opportunities to distant relatives and first class education to many, no less in quality than the one you gave to the fruits of your womb.

Many of those fortunate enough to benefit from your kindness and generosity went on to attain professional qualifications as accoutants, engineers, nurses, lawyers, medical doctors, pharmacists, teachers, etc. Every life you touched was turned around for the best. No one who lived under you, and followed your instructions, turned out a failure. You were a mender of broken lives and nurturer of desolate souls.

Your passing leaves a gaping hole in all of our hearts. Daddy, your "Egbon," is especially devastated by the loss of his darling "Aburo", the love of his life, a woman to whom he was married for over 50 years and with whom he went through the thick and thin, and the ups and downs of life. You were his joy and crowning glory, and no matter how hard we try, no one can ever replace you in his life.

Me and my family are profoundly grateful to you for everything you did for us. Thank you for being the definition of selflessness. We appreciate you for showing us what it means to live for others.

Even though we are heartbroken by your death, we take solace in the fact that it is a mere transition to glory, and we are reassured knowing that you are now resting at the bosom of your Father in heaven.

So long, Grandma! We look forward to meeting you and being reunited with you again when our own time is up in this world.

Akin & family

Comments

  1. This sounds like material for a book or a wider or longer article with a few photos and testimonies of a few among those who benefited from her nurturing guidance and mentoring We in the north especially the girl child needs such role models where its so much needed

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