The remains of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti were Monday laid to rest amid tears by relatives, friends and associates.
Olakunri was killed by suspected herdsmen at Kajola village along the Benin/Ore expressway weeks ago.
In his sermon at the funeral service, the Bishop of Akure Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Simeon Borokini, in a sermon titled Prepare to meet your God, charged the people to always be ready for death, irrespective of their position or status.
Describing death as inevitable, Borokini who drew inspiration from John chapter 14, said every human being will taste death, stressing that death is not the end of human race but the beginning of another journey to a world of no end.
The clergy declared that only God can comfort the family the deceased left behind, especially her father, Chief Fasoranti and therefore enjoined them to count on God whom he said could turn their tears to joy.
“Jesus is the only comforter, so we must all have Him. Unless we have Jesus, there is no comfort. Jesus is the only way to eternity. He is the only one that can guarantee eternal life for us. In Him, we have hope of eternal life,” he stated.
Bishop Borokini admonished the bereaved family to put their trust in God and rely on Him totally, just as he called on the government to tackle the menace of insecurity in the country, stressing that God will destroy every blood sucking force in the country.
Prominent Nigerians at the funeral included governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Mr Seyi Makinde, Mr Dapo Abiodun, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, Deputy governor Agboola Ajayi and other members of the state executive council graced the funeral service held at St David’s Anglican Church, Ijomo, Akure.