April 15, 2024

Exit Ceremony of Ezinne Mercy Onuogu held on this day the 15th of September 2023 in Achina, Aguata LGA, Anambra State, was one that befits an icon.

The family of Onuogu of Umuezediukwa kindred, in Umuezeiyi village, Achina, honored their mother, late Ezinne Mercy Onyebuahum Onuogu (Nee: Okpalaibekwe of Isi-Achina).

Burial ceremony of Late Mercy Onuogu attracted dignitaries far and near who sympathized with the family .

BrainPower captured the event on PLANET TV:

Laying in state at her husband’s compound and procession to the All Saints Anglican Church Achina was significant.
Burial Church service at All Saints Anglican Church, was headed by Ven. Chukwuemeka Chukwuebuka of Christ Church (Amaiyi Archdeaconry)
Ezinne Mercy Onuogu was buried with honor, and a unique casket crested: “Holy Bible.” What a woman!
Was Ezinne Mercy Onuogu celebrated? Find out yourself on this videos that captured condolences from in-laws etc.
Umuadaugo Isi-Achina , her sisters were present too, and honored Ezinne Mercy Onyebuahum; with sympathizers who anchored.
Her children fulfilled the “Nchọje” traditional rite to their maternal home, accorded to a deceased woman in Igbo land.
Watch the Igbo cultural break dance and the condolence visit of Asiegbu family of Umuezeanowai kindred.

May Her soul continue to rest in peace. Ezinne ladunma!

Photo gallery of the exit Ceremony of Ezinne Mercy Onuogu

Exit ceremony of Ezinne Mercy Onuogu: Biography

May 2nd 1935, Mercy Onyebuahum was born to the family of Nze Joseph Zembegbu & Lolo Bessie Akumualo Okpalaibekwe (Nee: Azike).

She shared this set of parents with four siblings, of which Sir Edwin”Edlex” Okpalaibekwe is now the only surviving one.

She had a soft heart for Edlex.

Burial Brochure: Biography Ezinne Mercy

She accepted Christ early in life. And she grew up within the salvation Army church ministry at Akpo/Achina where her father was one of the founding lead Ministers.

Her education was truncated by early marriage to Mr Shedrack Ekesiobi Onuogu in 1957. And they were blessed with Nine (9) Children.


Blessed with natural beauty and creativity, she started her first business as a beautician in Zaria, Kaduna State; Sewing, beautifying and preparing new brides for marriages alongside her provision store.

Exit ceremony of Ezinne Mercy Onuogu: God’s Work

Mama, her husband, and few others in 1969 saw to the planting of All Saints Anglican Church Achina.

During her life time, she also served God through many ministries that included:

St. Michael’s Anglican in Zaria, Christ Anglican Church Achina, St. Luke’s Anglican Church Enugu, St. James Anglican Church Iva Valley Enugu and St. Emmanuel Anglican Church Akwunanaw-Enugu.

More also, she served last at Our Lord the Savior Anglican Church Enugu.

And she was member of the Grandmothers ministry at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Anglican Church in Houston Texas during her times in the united States.

After The Nigeria Civil War

Haven spent most of her time in Enugu, She was popularly known as “Mama Tochukwu in the “Ọdu-Utaba” at Ọgbọ-Ete Main Market Enugu.

However, Mama was very intelligent, creative, independent, fearless, out-spoken, fluent, successful, sociable gorgeous woman.

She was popularly known and called by her admirers: “Sample Umu-agbara.”

Exit Ceremony of Ezinne Mercy Onuogu: Survived to mourn her

Children: Her seven surviving children/Sons and daughter in-laws are:

Mike/Nonye, Uche Charles/Oby, Florence Chizoba, Okey/Ifeoma, Tochukwu, Amobi/Emem, Kene/Ifenyinwa, and Fortune Onyeabo Ike.

Condolence Message from the Church

On behalf of the entire All saints faithful, we write to commiserate with you Sir Engr. Mike Onuogu and the entire Onuogu family on the passing unto Glory/eternity of your beloved mother, sister, our mother Ezinne late Mrs. Mercy Onyebuahum Onuogu (A.K.A sample).

Mama Mercy was such a lovely, homely, and experienced woman, who enjoyed sharing her experience and helping anyone who wanted to learn some of the skills she exhibited.

She was so brave, strong, determined and focused. She has gone to meet with thy Lord…

We urge you to take heart while having the knowledge that Mama’s life on earth was a useful one.

It is also our earnest desire that the Almighty God will comfort and grant the entire family the grace and fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

REV’D Obiajunwa Ugo Okechukwu: Residential Priest; signed also by Mr. Donatus Udochukwu: Pastor’s Warden

Achina community in Aguata LGA has lost an icon. Ka emesia Ezinne!

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