Blessing Bliss Chukwuma
In a heartfelt gathering, the family of late Hon. Adonye Kelly Diri in company of members of Port Harcourt City One Love Family, Friends, Former Colleagues and well wishes came together for the service of songs of their son, brother, husband, father and associate who passed away on the 19th of August 2023.
As part of his funeral arrangement, the Service of Songs was held in Port Harcourt on the 10th of October 2023 at Christ Church, forces Avenue, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The former Rivers Lawmaker was not only a respected politician but also a beloved figure within the community. People from all walks of life, political affiliations, and social backgrounds were eager to pay their respects to the exceptional man who dedicated his life to serving people.
On the 10th of October, the doors of Christ Church were opened wide revealing the stunning sight inside. The sanctuary was beautifully adorned, and photographs capturing the vibrant moments from Hon. Adonye’s remarkable life were displayed on the screens. The atmosphere was filled with a mix of solemnity and quiet celebration as friends, family, and colleagues gathered to honour his memory.
The service began with a moving musical tribute, filling the air with melodies that resonated with the hearts of all those present. A choir composed of local talents beautifully rendered hymns, capturing the essence of Adonye Kelly Diri’s unwavering commitment to the community and his unyielding dedication to making a positive difference.
As the music gently faded, the congregation was immersed in a moment of silence, allowing each individual reflect on the impact that Adonye had made in their lives. It was a time to mourn the loss of a great leader but also, to celebrate and cherish the memories shared with him.
Family members, close friends, political associates, school/classmates then stepped onto the podium to share inspiring and heart felt tributes that painted a vivid picture of Hon. Adonye’s life. Stories of humility, kindness and unwavering determination echoed throughout the sanctuary, touching the hearts of those who listened.
The service of songs culminated in a prayer where all those present joined hands, seeking comfort and solace in their shared faith. There was a sense of unity evident as people from different backgrounds became one in their remembrance of Adonye Kelly Diri’s remarkable journey and legacy.
The service drew to a close. Though Hon. Adonye may no longer be physically present, his spirit and impact would forever live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.
And so, as the city of Port Harcourt bid farewell to it’s beloved former lawmaker. The service of songs became a poignant reminder of the power of one person’s passion, dedication and service to their community.
Hon. Adonye had left an indelible mark, inspiring others both old and young to follow in his footsteps and strive to make their own communities a better place.
May his memory be forever cherished and may his legacy continue to inspire generations to come.