On Saturday, 10th November, 2012, the final journey into eternity of late Mrs. Bridget Mayiri Iyida who died on 13th September, 2012 began. As early as 9.30 a.m. the body moved from the morgue at ESUT Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu to her country home, Olido, Enugu-Ezike, Igbo Eze North Local Government Area, Enugu State.
On ground at the mortuary, were Ministers and members of Assemblies of God Church, Nigeria. Others included family members, in-laws, friends and well wishers. The group moved in a motorcade and stopped briefly at Bishop Shanahan Hospital gate and Odenigbo Roundabout , Nsukka where other sympathizers joined the convoy. At Ogrute, Enugu-Ezike, the convoy further enlarged and the length was inestimable.
About 9.50 a.m., the body arrived at her matrimonial home amidst tears and wailings. The husband, Mr. Onoyima Iyida and other family members received the body.
The funeral service was conducted by the Ministers from Assemblies of God Church. Tributes poured in as people described the late Mrs. Mayiri Iyida from various angles. One of her sons-in-law, Prince Austin Alumona noted that she was more than a mother-in-law as she stood by him in his darkest hour cheering him when other were mocking him. His brother-in-law, Engr. Ben Iyida said she was a friend to all except to the “unfriendable”.
People came form various places and indeed there was a mammoth crowd. The roll call included the Traditional Ruler of Inyi, Enugu-Ezike, His Royal Highness, Igwe Hyacinth Alumona, The General Manager, Enugu State Rural Electrification Board, Engr, Simon Atigwe and his elder brother, Hon. David Atigwe, members of Women Grade II Teachers’ Association, Igbo Eze led by Lady Virginia Eze, in-laws from Inyi, Ugbaike, Aji and other places.
The body was interred at 2.30 p.m. after the graveside prayers were said by a Minister of Assemblies of God Church Nigeria.
At the grave side, a wreath was laid by Lolo Tessy Ugwu who described the late Mayiri Iyida as “my beautiful, humble, intelligent, obedient and reliable daughter”. She was the school mother of Mayiri Iyida at Queen of the Rosary Secondary School, Nsukka.