Friday, June 7, 2019, the Publicity Secretary of the Akwa Ibom State Chapter of Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP; Comrade Ini Ememobong, Members of the Nigerian Bar Association in Akwa Ibom state and other sympathizers joined the family of Late Joyce Udom (Mrs) to observe the funeral rites of their mother, daughter, Sister, Aunty, Late Barrister Joyce Udom (Mrs), a fallen doyen of the legal profession and a quintessential female member of the Bar.
Late Joyce Udom (Mrs),aged 76, was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1992 and had a very effective legal practice in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital before relocating her firm to Ikot Abasi where she holds the record as the first female lawyer to open and operate a law firm in Ikot Abasi.
The events to mark her interment commenced with a court session held in her honour at the High Court of Justice, Ikot Abasi and was attended by lawyers who came out in their number to pay the last respect to their colleague.
At the interment, His Excellency, Mr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Government House, Dr. Nathaniel Adiakpan, eulogized the late Udom for her Commitment to humanity which she demonstrated through her service to the government of Akwa Ibom State and prayed God to give the children the fortitude to bear the loss and to also imbibe the Sterling attributes of their mother.
Other dignitaries who graced the occasion include, Chinoyerem Ini Ememobong wife of the Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Akwa Ibom state, The NBA Chairman, Eket Branch, Ememobong Nicholas, Esq. The NBA Secretary, Uyo, Uwem Umoh, Esq. Chairman Young Lawyers Forum, Uyo, Andrew Umoh, Esq, Immediate past Special Assistant to the Governor on Project Monitoring; Comrade Martins Inyangetoh among others.
May the soul of the departed, rest in peace, Amen.