The entire Awode dynasty of Ikorodu has lost a rare gem, Pa Dickson Awode to the cold hands of death. And most pained is the rich in wealth and God’s wisdom son of the deceased, Apostle Aderemi Emmanuel Awode, CEO of Chemstar Manufacturing Industries, makers of Finecoat paints and other allied products.
The deceased’s family, friends, associates and church members are not leaving anything to chance towards giving their patriarch a befitting exit. To this effect, all is set to celebrate the icon that lived a glorious life in Christ.
Remi Awode, like every other child, felt a part of him gone with the unexpected demise of his dad. But as a Christian, who believes in practicing what he preaches, rather than wear a sullen look, gave all thanks to God for the life and time he spent with Snr Apostle Dickson Awode, a true example of what a loving father should be. Dr Dickson Awode born on Saturday 27, November 1937, took his last breadth on Tuesday, 18th December, 2018.
A man who left the shores of this world at 81 having given his all and best to God and country sure deserves to be richly celebrated. No tears, no anguish or regret but to celebrate a man of purpose, a rare gem who came, saw and conquered in all spheres of life.
As they say that death is not the greatest loss but a life that came and left without living any legacy.
Dr. Awode, no doubt, was a philanthropist till death, always giving and sharing, contributing to the construction of churches both in Lagos, Kaduna, Ibadan, Benin, Makurdi and Maiduguri. He was always involved, making things happen….
It’s not far-fetched where Remi Awode got his giving spirit from; the younger Awode saw this great attribute in his dad and grasped it to complement himself as a being that never over looked the perseverance in the younger generation fighting against all odds to excel. To such people, Remi Awode has always proved himself as a support pillar and a part in their success story. It’s now obvious to those who think fallen leaves are dead, has never watched them dancing on a windy day.
Meanwhile, preparation is in top gear to give a befitting burial to the late Pa Awode with Tope Alabi, Yinka Ayefele, Mega 9’9 and other gospel acts billed to entertain the guests for the two-week long funeral programme.
Burial Programme as follows:
Friday 25/01/19 – Night of Hymns & Praise venue – DBC 10pm till dawn
Mon 28/01/19 – Service of Songs by Children Ministry, Youth Fellowship Group, Brigade and Women Fellowship @ Dr Awode’s Residence, 12 Lisa Onafowokan Street, Isawo Road Agric Ikorodu.
Tuesday 29/01/19 – Service of Songs by Soldiers of Christ, Councils of Prophet, Pastors and Evangelists Time 4 – 7pm Venue Dr Awode’s Residence 12, Lisa Onafowokan Street, Isawo Road, Agric Ikorodu.
Wednesday 30/01/19 Service of Songs by Districts in Lagos/Ogun Venue – Victory District Hqtrs Time 4 – 7pm.
Thursday 31/01/19 Christian Wake Keep Service /Lying in State Venue Lagos Govt Park Beside Dangote Industries, Ebute Ikorodu Time 4 – 7pm.
Lying in State @ Dr Awode’s Residence, 12 Lisa Onafowokan Street, Isawo Road Agric Ikorodu 10pm till dawn.
01/02/19: Funeral Service by 8.45am @ C & S, Victory District Hqtrs, Agric, Ikorodu
Internment @ Ikoyi Vaults and Gardens by 11am.
Entertainment of Guests @ Yard 158 Event Centre, Plot 34, Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun , Ikeja, Lagos @ 12 noon.
03/02/19: Outing/Service @ DBC Alagbado by 10am prompt.
10/02/19: Final Thanksgiving Service @ Victory District Hqtrs, Agric, Ikorodu by 10am prompt