Alas! It is true, Elder Dennis is not among the living

OMG! how I wished my ears deceived me, but lo, my wish is not His wish, neither are my ways His ways. I have doubted the exit of my friend, colleague and elder ever sinceI heard the news and even wrote on my blog that "till I see your casket being lowered 6 feet down, I will continue to doubt your death", but yesterday, I saw it all with my mortal eyes the final service and burial of my elder and even followed till almost every body left the grave yard.

The church auditorium was filled to capacity, colleagues from the Ghana Revenue Authority where he worked since 1994, old school mates, high powered delegation from the church's head quarters, fellow elders, deacons and deaconesses, all members of the church came to bid farewell to a man who gave his life in the service of God. My tears refused pleas from friends and flowed freely down my cheeks.

His biography and tributes were presented by those he shared his life with; amongst them included tributes from his wife, siblings, cousins, nephews and nieces, old school mates, the Ghana Revenue Authority, Elders/Deacons/Deaconesses, Men's Fellowship and the Word Miracle Church International. There wasn't a tribute from his daughter because she is barely 5 months old.

Delivering the burial sermon, the General  Secretary and national overseer of the Word Miracle Church International, Bishop Hansel Agyei Frimpong, urged all those gathered to be circumspect about life and that the impact one is able to make  in life is what matters and not how long one lives. He cited Jesus who lived for only 33 years but has impacted His generation of which we are witnesses.  He said Dennis gave his life to the church bringing smiles and comfort to the depressed.
His body was then conveyed to the Awudome public cemetary where he was laid to eternal rest.

Dennis, we will continue to celebrate your life because you are worth it. SLEEP WELL.

My blogville, a few photographs for your eyes only. Viewers discretion please!
The widow (extreme left) and church members

Some members of the Women's Fellowship

Mrs. Aisha Quaye reading tribute from widow

Mr. Aboagye reading tribute from Ghana Revenue Authority
National Tax Audit Bureau

Members of the Choir

The casket containing the mortal remains

The Choir ministering

Section of mourners

Some staff of the Ghana Revenue Authority

Staff from Ghana Revenue Authority

Staff from GRA

Lydia from GRA and my two sisters

Some guys from GRA

Bishop Agyei Frimpong and Rev. Owusu Ansah ministering

My eyes were red with tears

Mrs. Boohene (Acting Commissioner of Domestic Tax
Revenue Division of GRA and Mr. Yaw Adu)

The clergy, Rev. Nsiah, Bishop Agyei Frimpong and Rev. Arhin

The casket bearers taking him away

The widow being consoled by Mrs. Agyei Frimpong and
Mama Nora

The widow could not watch her husband being carried away

Angie, a friend and co-staff of the deceased

The hearse carrying the casket

I had to follow to the grave

OMG! my elder is nowhere to be found

Vida and Pearl in the lead

Some Choir members

The clergy onroute to the grave

Final journey home

The commital

The casket being lowered into the grave

Time for wreaths
They all went and left him

Gone for good


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