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.