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Former Aso Rock Chaplain fixes date for wife’s burial
The Family of Rev. William Okoye, the General Overseer of All Christians Fellowship Mission, says his wife, Evangelist Helen Okoye, will be buried on June 28.
Okoye, a former Aso Rock Chapel Chaplain, to two former Nigerian Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, made the announcement in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.
NAN reports that Evangelist Okoye passed on in the early hours of Thursday May 2, at the National Hospital, Abuja at age of 63 after a brief illness.
According to the family, the burial ceremonies will commence with the Lying-in-State at the Cathedral of Compassion, All Christians Fellowship Mission, Maitama, Abuja on Sunday, June 23.
“The Lying-in-State will commence from 2 p.m to 4 p.m and will be followed with a Service of Songs from 4 p.m to 7 p.m at the same venue.
“The body will then depart to Anambra were activities will continue with a Service of Songs at St. Peters Anglican Church field, Agulu on Thursday, June 27 from 4 p.m to 6 p.m.
“The funeral service holds at St. Peters Anglican Church field in Agulu on Friday, June 28 from 9 a.m to 11 a.m.
“The interment follows immediately after the church service at Rev. William Okoye’s Compound at Amatutu Village, Agulu.
“To round off the burial, there will be an Outing/Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, June 30, at the Agulu Town Hall at 9 a.m.,” the family said