The loss of a loved one is always hard to accept but what is harder, is moving on after the loss and trying to live without the deceased.
Veteran Nollywood actress turned pastor, Eucharia Anunobi, 53, can be described as one strong and resilient woman. Her only son, Raymond Ekwu whom she described as her best friend died on August, 22, 2017 due to complications arising from sickle cell anemia. He was aged 15.
Well, it’s been a year since the tragic event and the beautiful actress cum evangelist chose to remember her son in the most beautiful way possible.
Fellow actress, Lilian Bach shared photos from the memorial service.
In an interview 3 years ago, Eucharia Anunobi, who recounted how her being a single mom was not a deliberate decision had said:
“It was not a deliberate choice that I have made. It came by chance, it came by mistake. God does not kill His children who have made mistakes. He would rather sustain them and tell them that He is the owner of all things.
The Lord has been sustaining me as a single parent. I don’t think about it, all I know is, ‘God, you are the one that created me and the child that you gave to me’.
So whatever that is needed of me, it was a wrong choice that I made.”
On whether she has made any attempt to reconcile with the father of her son, she said:
“When somebody says that I do not want to be a responsible father, what do you do? You don’t take a horse to the river and force it to drink.”
Eucharia married Raymond’s father, Charles Ekwu in 2000 and the marriage lasted till 2006; Raymond was the only product of the marriage, which ended in a messy divorce.
She had dragged her ex-husband to court and slammed him with a N100 million lawsuit in 2010. The monetary demand, according to Eucharia, was on the grounds of ‘abandonment, irresponsibility and assault.’
See photos below:
Strong woman! May GOD continuously comfort you!
Continue To Rest In Peace Raymond Ekwu!