Justus Esiri To be Buried April 12,Details of his burial plans

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FAMILY of late Nollywood actor, Chief Justus Esiri, yesterday, released details of burial arrangement for the Village Headmaster. According to the spokesman of the Esiri family and ace photojournalist, Mr. George Esiri, the late actor will be buried in his hometown of Abraka in Delta State on Friday, April 12. There will be service of songs for the late Esiri on April 9, followed by a commendation mass at St. Jude Catholic Church, Mafoluku, Lagos, on April 10.

Immediately after the service the body is expected to be flown to Warri in Delta State for the second and final phase of the burial arrangements. According to the spokesman, the body will then proceed to Abraka where there will be another commendation mass/lying-in-state at the Polo Turf in Abraka on April 12. The body will, thereafter, be moved to his residence in Abraka for interment and entertainment of guests.

Chief Esiri popularly known as the Village Headmaster, died on February 19 this year following a complication from diabetes. Born in 1942, Esiri had his primary and secondary school education in Abraka and Warri, respectively, before proceeding to the Maximillan University and Weners Institute of Engineering in Germany, between 1964 and 1968. Having worked for some time as a newscaster with the Voice of Nigeria, German Service, he veered into movie, had a stint with the Schiller Theatre in Berlin before returning to Nigeria in 1976. The late actor played a key role in the production of Dr. Ola Balogun’s movie, Dinner with the Devil, as well as during the Second World Black and African Festival of Art and Culture in Lagos in 1977.

justice-esiri He is survived by Mrs Omiete Esiri, widow; children, Mrs Ophlia Edewor, Mrs Ejiro Efijemueh, Mr. Justus Esiri Jnr, Dr. Sidney Esiri (Dr Sid), Mr. Andrew Esiri, Miss Tobor Esiri and grandchildren. Source: http://www.codewit.com/nollywood-news/6205-nollywood-family-releases-esiri-s-burial-arrangements

9 Comments

  1. Bintu Kalokoh

    March 29, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    May his sou rest in perfect peace …he was a grate man and the best actor in the Nigeria industry ,.i love the man like a father ..I feel very sad today !!!! But his gone to a better place heaven ,,I will never forget u ,my sympathy to all yo family ,,will always miss u !!RIP,

  2. Bintu Kalokoh

    March 29, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    Sry I just saw a mistake may his soul rest in peace ,,it spelt wrong

  3. Bintu Kalokoh

    March 29, 2013 at 1:34 AM

    May his soul rest in perfect peace …he was a grate man and the best actor in the Nigeria industry ,.i love the man like a father ..I feel very sad today !!!! But his gone to a better place heaven ,,I will never forget u ,my sympathy to all yo family ,,will always miss u !!RIP,

  4. SPOT

    April 7, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    what a lost, May your gentle rest in peace my great actor

  5. iwuala constance

    April 8, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    daddy esiri i love u somuch but God love u must i believe u are in a better place take heart may ur soul RIP amen

  6. Andrew

    April 12, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    We shall all see late justice esiri again O̶̲̥̅̊N̶̲̥̅̊ d day of resurection

  7. ugoh

    April 12, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Justice esiri,u were a 1derful actor I will indeed miss u.may ur gentle soul rest in peace.AMEN!

  8. Paju Gold

    April 12, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    “Rext iN peAce…big daddY..unTil we meet 2 patH nO morE”

  9. Dike chukwunalu

    April 13, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    He was a great man, bt death is natural and it most occure to everyone on health. I wil 4ever continue to miss him. May his soul rest in perfect peace Amen.

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