Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ronke Shonde Buried Yesterday + What Went Down At The Cemetery

Tears flowed at the Atan Cemetery, Yaba, Lagos as the remains of 36-year-old Ronke Shonde, who was allegedly killed by her husband, Lekan, were buried on Friday.

The small group of mourners at the sight made of her family and close friends, could not hold back their tears as the deceased’s first child, aged six, suddenly let out a cry when Ronke was lowered into the grave.

The children were said to have earlier taken a gaze at the remains of their mother at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, but the reality of her death struck as she was laid in the earth.


The solemn ceremony, lasted only about 15 minutes.

Ronke’s mother was left at home, while her uncle, who owned the publishing company where she worked before her death, was said to have travelled abroad.

No family member or relation of her husband was present at the burial.

It was gathered that the corpse left the LASUTH mortuary around 2pm and was conveyed in a hired hearse.

As the hearse bearing her body arrived the cemetery, a pastor from the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Destiny Sanctuary, where Ronke worshipped at their home in Egbeda, called for the singing of a hymn. His sermon thereafter lasted just few minutes.

Everybody initially held back their emotions while the homily lasted until the deceased’s first child led the gathering in a flood of tears.

26 comments:

  1. #Shedding tears#

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  2. God will definitely take care of her kids and I hope justice will be served to the wicked man

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  3. She has finally been laid to rest
    rest in peace ADERONKE

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  4. May you have eternal rest in the bosom of the Lord. The good Lord will jealously watch over your children.

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  5. Why would they bury her when her case is still on in court

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  6. What a sad ending



    It is well



    @Galore

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  7. Did the family make sure that DNA or forensic were collected before her burial? Why bury her suddenly? This is a murder case, isn't it? Lagos police force now has a forensic unit. I don talk my own o and not blaming anybody for her death without evidence. Forensic evidence is more appropriate!!!

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  8. This is why I keep saying Yorubas are terrible people! Not even a rep from her I laws? Try that rubbish with other tribes and see watin dey.

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    1. Why should they come? The shame alone would keep them away.
      Their son is the prime suspect in her death

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  9. SO SAD!!!!RIP RONKE, I pray God grants the family to bear the loss.

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  10. May her soul continue to rest in peace

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  11. So touching

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  12. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace

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  13. I hope justice is served on her case

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  14. So sad... R.i.p. God will be with her family.

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  15. but my own is cant the 6 year old tell police what happened that day?6 years old are smart and kids dont lie..he could have been questioned immediately this story broke out..please hes needed in this case..may her soul rest in peace

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  16. So sad!another statistic people if it's not working please let go you can always learn to live in peace as you grow older. This is one death that could have been prevented

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  17. So sad,may God be with her kids

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  18. May God grants her eternal rest. such a tragedy

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