Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi, on Tuesday, December 5, completed the mourning of her son, Raymond Ekwu, according to the Igbo tradition.
The 15-year-old died from complication arising from sickle cell anaemia on August 22, 2017, and was buried at Vaults and Gardens Cemetery in Ikoyi, Lagos on September 5.
Though she has drawn strength from her Christian faith and support of family and friends, Eucharia remains heartbroken as seen from a note she wrote on Facebook on Thursday.
Accompanied by a picture of the grieving mother bent over her dead son, the note is an expresses the hurt of the actress who declared that she is still “absolutely distraught” over the loss.
This is Eucharia in her own words:
22nd August 2017 was the day God’s precious child and son, the amazing blessing God blessed me with, that made me to be a mother, travelled out of this earth.
5th September 2017 was the day his fleshly remains was committed to mother earth.
5th December 2017 was the day it cumulated three months of my mourning him, for the purposes of observing rites of culture/tradition.
Raymond Joshua Chimaobi Chimnonso Ekwu, your mummy is absolutely distraught without you still. Our home is so silent now without you. Every time I still peep into your room to see if you’re there. When I drive back home, I long to see your smiling face radiating that joy of seeing me back. Cooking has lost its joy, because you’re not there to ask all those questions: mummy what are you cooking now? What’s that? Why do you put that? Mummy please can I stir the contents of what you’re cooking? Can I get a piece of meat? No more will I hear you say: mummy my sleep mode is not activated yet, when I say: Chimnonso go to sleep right now! No one to ask me: mummy how come am getting pimples on my face and you don’t have? And I have to answer: Joshua, you’re in your puberty years and becoming a young man? Aaaaah my son, my baby, the most considerate child, my six feet four inches ( 6ft, 4 inches tall ) adorable giant, I miss you oooooooo .
Be that as it may, I want to use this medium to wholeheartedly appreciate God, the eternal rock of ages, the all-knowing emperor of the universe, the pillar of my life, for it all.
THE GREAT I AM THAT I AM, I THANK YOU, I BLESS YOU, I HONOUR YOU, I GLORIFY YOU LORD – 1 Thessalonians 5: 18.
Raymond, the only product of Eucharia’s marriage to Charles Ekwu, died a few days after his mother returned from the United States of America where she attended the launch of Who is Who in Nollywood USA magazine.
Raymond’s 10th birthday in 2012 coincided with his mother’s ordination as a pastor.
The 52-year-old had in 2010 dragged her ex-husband to court claiming N100million on the grounds of “abandonment, irresponsibility and assault.”
Ekwu did not attend his son’s funeral.