KanyiDaily had reported that his wife, Ibidunni Ighodalo, a former Nigerian beauty queen, died of cardiac arrest in her sleep on Sunday morning after suffering from an undisclosed ailment.
While conducted the funeral service of 25-year-old Deji Modupe Johnson, the grandson of industrialist, Razak Okoya, Pastor Ighodalo said he was shattered by the death of his wife but life must go on.
At the funeral, the cleric who is usually cheerful was sombre and quite philosophical as he speaks about how transient life is and how important it is to live in accordance with the will of God. He said:
“For the past 72 and 84 hours, everywhere tensed, confused, frightening, and disturbing but here we are today. I mean, if they had told us last week Sunday that we will be here to celebrate Ayodeji’s life, we’ll say it’s not possible…
“I mean if they had told us last week that we would be here to celebrating Ayodeji’s life, I would say it’s not possible. He was ill, no doubt! But, we were believing God that he would be well.
“But, here we are right now and there he is and of course a lot of you know that I really shouldn’t be here but that’s how life is.”
On his deceased wife, he said: “2 o’clock this morning, I received a news that shattered my life but life must go on and here we are today. So, I have just come to speak to us very peacefully on something I have called Life. Life! Life! Life!
“Life is a deep mystery. There’s no one human being no matter how wise they are like Solomon who can say to you that they fully understand life.
“The Bible says: we see in part; we understand in part, we prophecy in part and he says most of the times we see like in a dark valley but there is going to come a time when we will see clearly as Jesus sees. Life is a mystery and let us accept the mystery of life.
“I was telling some people.. I think yesterday or today (laughs …and things have come back in its ways) that we don’t have control over most things in life.”
Watch the video below:
Wow 😳 so Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, officiated a burial today after receiving the call that his wife Mrs Ibidun Ighodalo has passed away?
This man is strong 💪
RIP to the dead. 💔 pic.twitter.com/xAcpydrjwB
— Ogochukwu (@TheEmmalez) June 14, 2020
Pastor Ituah Ighodalo at a funeral earlier today after the news of his amazing wife's sudden death 💔💔
One can feel the pain in his voice ☹️
Lord please comfort him🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/vjvqdBmK1Y
— Adéolá🌹 (@Adeola0503) June 14, 2020
Pastor Ituah and Ibidunni were married for 13 years before her sudden demise in Port Harcourt in the wee hours of Sunday.