- July 18, 2021
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‘She Fought a Good Fight, Kept the Faith’-Church of Uganda Mourns Teso’s Greatest Icon Edith Ameede
Church of Uganda and the whole of Teso region has mourned one of the greatest icon Tata Edith Loy Ameede.
Pouring in lots of praises, the church of Uganda, Kumi Diocese (Bukedea Archdiconary) termed the late as one of the kind, not comparable to any human being.
Just like its written in the Bible 2 Tomothy 4:7,and reads, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith,” Our very own full filled that, said the priest.
“You hardly find People of this age still walking with the lord, most of them served small gods and had little faith in Christ, they could easily give up and sometimes blame God for whatever challenges they go through but that hasn’t been the issue with Edith Loy.” church of Uganda, Kumi Diocese (Bukedea Archdiconary) said in a statement.
”All we can say is a good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven, in pain, we part with you our beloved grandmother. We will never forget you, we pray for you as you prayed for us” the statement added.
According to the family, Mzee Edith Loy Ameede died of heart failure on the 13th and was laid to rest Friday 16,2021 at her home in Kolir-Bukedea District.
Born on June 5, 1934, the late dedicated most of her time serving the Lord, caring for whoever needed care, she helped groom many youths to the ways of Christ and she was a choir member at St.peters Church in Kolir for many years even at her old age.
Serving as a teacher in 1953-54 (Kolir Primary School) and in Kamutur Sub-Grade in 1956, she trained and nurtured lots of pupils who have succeeded in various aspects of life.
It should also be noted that she helped educate many orphans most of whom have lived successful lives having attained the best education.
With 36 grandchildren,16 orphans over 42 great-grandchildren, she was a family person who never took sides and never quickly judged whoever made a mistake.
To the community, she is dearly missed, she treated all people without favor, her love to see peace and unity reign was extraordinary. In Kolir sub-county, where she lived, no village matters would beat her understanding. She was ever solving this and that as long as there were those problems that needed to be addressed. She wouldn’t leave any problem go unsolved.
It wouldn’t be right calling her a farmer but to some extent no, she was though a peasant (a Faamu). This is where most of the people in her area remember her the most, her home is one that employed those who wanted to earn some cash doing garden work.
According to those close to her, Ameede would help the needy with food on top of money they earned while doing her garden work, she was incredible, her home was a feeding palace to the poor, she was hope to the hopeless, and she gave whatever she had to all, without segregating.
The families she nurtured have a thing or two to remember her for, to those close to her, ‘Okalutuusi’ was for festivities, everyone was welcome to the parties, bit her grand-children homecoming parties, Christmas celebrations, good harvests and thanksgiving ceremonies among others.
”To her family, relatives, friends and in-laws, there are no befitting words for your departure. Surely, remembering your wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts”, one of the mourners said
The church further challenged the family to live by example left behind by the late and always serve God in all ways.
We will never forget the image of your gentle and bright face. In these moments of the great ordeal, words are useless, God rest your soul in peace and we pray angels always be there with you. Adengo,Abol,Ononge,Ilukor,Ailigat Families will dearly miss you! Till we meet again. concluded the statement.