The body of late Bishop Diamond Emuobor will be buried on October, 24, 2020 at his home town, Ugborhen in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State, a statement from the family has disclosed.
Bishop Emuobor, the General Overseer and Founder of the Trinity Gospel Worldwide Ministries, Ughelli, passed on in April this year. A prominent gospel preacher and a vocal advocate for the development of the Niger Delta region, he died at the age of 73.
A funeral programme released by the family showed that a service of songs will be held in his honour on October 22, at the Trinity Gospel Worldwide Ministries, Ughelli, Delta State.
This will be followed by Internment service at Ugborhen on October 24, while a thanksgiving service is scheduled for Sunday, October 25, at Trinity Gospel Worldwide Ministries Ughelli.
Late Dr. Emuobor is survived by a wife and children amongst whom is Mrs. Efe Ebelo, the Head of Corporate Communication at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Abuja.
Others are Pastor Bradford Emuobor, Mr. Mega Emuobor, Mr. Ejiro Emuobor and Mr. Avwerosuo Emuobor.
In a tribute to her father, Mrs. Ebelo described him as an upright man who spoke the truth at all times.
She wrote of her father: “I remember when we were much younger, we always hated having to wake up early everyday for morning devotion. But not dad, he is always there with his tambourine singing and waiting for everyone. This continued everyday no matter where he was in the world till he transited into glory.
“God help you if you have committed any offence the previous day, you would be the theme of the message that morning. That is one of the events that have shaped our lives”.
She continued: “With him there was no problem without a solution, he made even the most difficult things seem easy.
“Our Dad was a good man, a loving husband and a very responsible father. He was a philanthropist to the core, always giving.
“Daddy loved Jesus Christ and preached the message of salvation and holiness till the end.
“He was an upright man, who spoke the truth at all times not minding the personalities involved.
“We miss the sound of your voice, the many calls just to know if we were okay, the wisdom in your advice and the stories of your life while you were growing up.
“Every time we think of you, the tears come streaming down. You were our father, our pastor, our mentor, our prayer warrior, our adviser all rolled into one.
“Your life was a Blessing, your memory a treasure we would cherish till our last breath
“Daddy I love you, you have left a vacuum that is too great to be filled.
“But we do not grieve like those without hope, “For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him” 1 Thess 4:14.
“We will always remember God’s words that you taught us that have made us what we are today. We are grateful to God for the opportunity to share our lives with you.
“Rest in peace, God’s General till we meet again on the resurrection morning. We love you, Dad”.