It was the master craftsman, Williams Shakespeare in his classic, Julius Caeser, who noted that comets are hardly seen when beggars die, but that even the heavens blaze forth(celebrate) the demise of princes.
Shakespeare was simply saying that the high and mighty usually converge to bid the final farewell to their kind while the burial of the remains of the lowly does not attract men of timber and calibre.
As Lady Evangelist Grace Bosede Akeredolu, mother of the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, begins her final journey this side of the divide, comets which are said to show up in the sky in every three scores and six years, will appear in their numbers.
From all walks of life and parts of the country, dignitaries preening in their sartorial best, will converge in the different locations in Ibadan in Oyo State and Owo in Ondo State where different activities have been lined up to hearld the interment of her remains on Saturday, November 12, 2022.
Expected are governors, captains of industry, members of the diplomatic corps, political juggernauts and party faithful especially of the All Progressives Congress hue.
The traditional institution made of obas and titled chiefs as well as clergies will not be left out. Of course, it is the clergymen that will preside over much of the funeral ceremony such aa the service of songs and the commendation service.
Owo, hometown of the Akeredolus will certainly witness a throng. A large crowd of the creme de la crreme will take part in the activities that will precede the burial of her remains.
The traditional Ajabue procession round Owo town for the late matriarch took place on Wednesday, November 9.
A service of songs in her honour will hold at St. Matthias Anglican Church, Orogun, Ibadan and at Jacob and Grace Chapel of All Saints Church, Iddo Eruwa Road Ibadan, Oyo State on Thursday, November 10, 2022.
A statement released by Oluwole Akeredolu and Kolawole Akeredolu further disclosed that the commendation service will hold at St. Anne’s Anglican Church, Molete, Ibadan Oyo State on Friday, November 11, 2022.
It added that another service of songs will hold at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Imola Street, Owo, Ondo State and a wake keep at Jacob & Grace Garden, Opposite Imade College, Oke Ogun, Owo same day.
According to the statement, the interment takes place immediately after the funeral service at St. Andrew’s Cathedral Imole, Owo, Ondo State on Saturday, November 12, 2022.
Lady Evangelist Grace Bosede Akeredolu died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, September 15, 2022. She was aged 90.