By Vincent Ogbunisi
Late Elder (Engr) Felix O. Sodje, a religious leader and the national chairman, St. Jonah’s Church of God Int’l Inc who departed this sinful world after a brief illness has been laid to rest recently at his family compound at Otor-Udu in Udu L.G.A Delta State.
According to a statement signed by Ven. John Edio-Provost and Rev. Friday Ovwe-Secretary General of St. Jonah’s Church of God respectively, the church authority under the leadership of Rt. Rev. Bishop Emmanuel Ojigbo (The miracle man of God) ensured that a befitting Christian burial rite was given to Late. Elder (Engr) Felix O. Sodje.
“Elder Sodje lived an examplenary Christian life worthy of emulation and his commitment to the work of God was unparalleled. During his life time at St. Jonah’s Church of God, helping and empowering helpless persons in the Church was his passion.
The statement further said, Late Elder Sodje was the National Chairman of St. Jonah’s Church of God. He was fully committed to the work of God and deserved the full Christian burial rites accorded to him.
The service of songs was held at his residence in Warri on Thursday November 14, 2019, Saturday November 16, 2019, internment at his family compound, funeral service and entertainment of guests followed immediately at the Otor-Udu primary school field while outing service took place at St. Jonah’s Church of God, Ughelli. On Sunday November 17, 2019 along Upper Afiesere Rd, Ughelli, Delta State.
Bishop Ojigbo presently the president of the church while performing the final rites for late Elder Felix Sodje at his home town, Otor-Udu prayed God to grant him eternal rest, bearing witness to late Sodje as a good man and urged the children, wives and family to be calm, saying God Almighty would give them the fortitude to bear the lost of their good son, father, brother, uncle and husband.
At the outing church service, in memory of Late Sodje which took place at St. Jonah’s Church of God, Upper Afiesere Rd, Ughelli, Bishop Emmanuel Ojigbo (JP) also prayed God to grant members the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable lost, describing death as an inevitable stranger that must one day visit every one of us.