Church of Uganda and the whole of Teso has mourned one of the greatest icon Tata Edith Loy Ameede.
Pouring in lots of praises, the church of Uganda, Kumi Diocese (Bukedea Archdiconary) termed the late as one of the kind, not comparable to any human being.
Just like its written in the Bible 2 Tomothy 4:7,and reads, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith,” Our very own full filled that, said the priest.
“You hardly find People of this age still walking with the lord, most of them served small gods and had little faith in Christ, they could easily give up and sometimes blame God for whatever challenges they go through but that hasn’t been the issue with Edith Loy.”
Born in June 5,1934, the late dedicated most of her time serving the lord, caring for whoever needed to be care, she helped groom many youths to the ways of Christ.
Serving as a teacher in 1953-54(Kolir Primary School) and in Kamutur Sub-Grade in 1956, she trained and nurtured lots of pupils who have succeeded in various aspects of life.
It should also be noted that she helped educate many orphans most of whom have lived a successful lives having attained the best education.
With 36 grandchildren,16 orphans over 42 great grand-children, she was a family person who never took sides and never quickly judged whoever made a mistake.
To the community, she is dearly missed, she treated all people without favor, her love to see peace and unity reign was extra ordinary. In Kolir sub county, where she lived, no village matters would beat her understanding. She was ever solving this and that as long as it were those problems which needed to be addressed. She wouldn’t leave any problem go unsolved.
It wouldn’t be right calling her a farmer but to some extent no, she was though a peasant (a Faamu). This is where most of the people in her area remember her the most, her home is one which employed those who wanted to earn some cash doing garden work.
She would later help the needy with food on top of money they earned while doing her garden work, she was incredible, her home was a feeding palace to the poor, she was hope to the hopeless, and she gave whatever she had to all, without segregating.
The families she nurtured have a thing or two to remember her for, to those close to her, ‘Okalutuusi’ was for festivities, everyone was welcome to the parties, bit her grand-children home coming parties, Christmas celebrations, good harvests and thanks giving ceremonies among others.
To her family, relatives, friends and in-laws, there are no befitting words for your departure. Surely, remembering your wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts.
All we can say is a good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven, in pain we part with you our beloved grandmother. We will never forget you, we pray for you as you prayed for us.
We will never forget the image of your gentle and bright face. In these moments of great ordeal, words are useless, God rest your soul in peace and the we pray angels always be there with you.Adengo,Abol,Ononge,Ilukor,Ailigat Families dearly miss you!Till we meet again.