Famous portraitist, Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy, (MBE) begins her final journey out of mother earth this weekend with funerals scheduled to hold in Ipswich, U.K today Friday 11, Seven Hills Crematorium, at 2.15pm) and in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
Chukwuogo-Roy passed on few days before Christmas last year. Sources said she died in her U.K-base after battling cancer in the past three years.
In his eulogy, he husband, Roderick Roy says of his late wife, "I believe it was your absolute belief that nobody in the world was your superior and
that you did not regard anyone as inferior that enabled you to enjoy such amazing relationships with the people you met in your life.
"The rapport that developed between you and the Queen, the Arsenal footballers seeking your autograph, the easy way you befriended Princess Anne, the hours spend discussing football with the postman or
people on the train, the children you've inspired in Suffolk village schools, London inner city comprehensives, Nigerian boarding schools, Mozambique provinces and South African slums, the way you've always tried to help people develop their talents are all testimony to this belief. The many, many friendships you have developed span right
across social, political, intellectual, national and religious divides. If only we could all learn from that lesson".