Lily Umawatti Ogola

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13th March, 1932 – 18th December, 2022

It is with deep sorrow, grief and great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Lily Umawatti Ogola (nee Adhar) on the night of Sunday the 18 December 2022 after a long, and brave battle with illness, particularly parkinsonism and lately pneumonia.

Lily was born in No. 6SVillage, Corentyne, Berbice District, Guyana on the 13th March 1932, to ‘Nanhoo’ and Bhagwantia Adhar. She first arrived in Kenya, which she made her home, in July 1959. She worked briefly as a high school teacher, and later spent the rest of her working and professional life as a civil servant in the East African Community and lastly the Government of Kenya up to the time of her retirement in 1987.

She was the loving and proud mother of her three boys — Carl, the late Kenneth, and the late Keith.

Lily was the third of ten siblings, all now predeceased except for the last born, Ms. Romawattie ‘Shanie’ Adhar of New York, U.S.A. She also has many cousins, nephews and nieces mainly in the Caribbean and North America. Her many friends and relatives in Kenya called her ‘Mum’ or ‘Auntie’.

She was a dedicated and faithful servant of Jehovah and for very many years associated with Southwest congregation, now Satellite English, of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Riruta, Nairobi. Her faith and hope in the resurrection was unshakable. She was well known and regarded by residents of Kawangware in her neighbourhood, for her zeal in the Jehovah’s Witness ministry.

A service in her memory will be conducted at the Langata Cemetery, Nairobi on the 24th December 2022 at 10:30AM followed by her interment at the same venue.

Friends, relatives and well-wishers are meeting at her home on Gitanga Grove, Nairobi until Friday 23rd December 2022.

But as for you go on to the end. You will rest, but you will stand up for your lot at the end of the days. Daniel 12:13

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