By Ovie Okpare
Pastor (Mrs) Victoria, wife of the immediate past South-South chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Archbishop God-Dowell Avwomakpa, is dead.
Archbishop Avwomakpa is the founder and General Overseer of Christ Missionaries Crusaders Church in Ekpan near Warri in Delta State.
The former CAN scribe is one of the influential clerics in Delta State and South-South region.
Mrs. Avwomakpa born October 20, 1952, died at the age of 68
The deceased, who hailed from Ekrerhavwen community in Ughelli North Local Government of the state, died on Friday night after battling an undisclosed illness for months.
Mrs. Avwomakpa was married to the revered Christian leader who hails from Oginibo in Ughelli South Council area of the state for 48 years.
One of the deceased sons, Mr. Tareri Avwomakpa, a lawyer, confirmed the passage of the female cleric to our correspondent on Sunday morning via telephone.
Tareri, who described the death of her mother as a great loss, noted that the deceased pastor was pivotal to the growth of Christ Missionaries Crusaders Church which has branches across the state and beyond.
He noted further that his late mother was a great pillar of support for their father, Archbishop Avwomakpa, her children and the Christian community in the South-South region.
Tareri noted that his would be greatly missed and prayed for the repose of her soul.