GLADYS KIKULE GIVEN A BEFITTING SEND OFF.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Gladys Kikule was generally in jovial mood. She told her attendants that she was going somewhere. She thanked them and hugged them. She expressed gratitude to the care they rendered to her all the time. From around 3.00am, on Wednesday morning, she was talkative and at times would add English language in her expressions. Those attending to her including Roy her daughter did not know that her time to meet her creator had come. By around 4.50am, she was pronounced dead.
Prior to the Church Service at the family residence at Bweya - Central Zone (Kajjansi Town Council), the mourners who were present were requested to have food. By midday, the Church Ministers were ready to start the Service. Reverend Fredrick Musisi Masangere was the Master of Ceremony and the host given that he is Parish Priest based at Kitende St. Stephen Church of Uganda.
The sermon was given by Retired Bishop of Namirembe Balagadde Sekadde. Sekadde recalled how the Late Zackaria Kikule and wife Gladys had paid them a visit in 1994 following their appointment to take charge of Namirembe Diocese.
There were other Church Ministers who among others included: Canon Jonathan Kisawuzi of Entebbe Archdeaconry, Canon Miwanda and Canon Isaac Membe Kijjambu.
The children who talked were in praise for Gladys and their Late Father Kikule having been role models who shaped them into the Christian lives they have found very satisfying. They said their mother had been a jack of many trades including a tailor, baked cakes more so for weddings, kept cattle and that for long, their home was source of milk to Bweya Community. Gladys indeed greatly contributed to giving a hand in payment for fees from her own undertakings.
The grandchildren were all in praise for a model grandmother who had greatly helped to shape their destiny. They thanked Oliver, Roy and Mrs Magara who would in shifts leave the comfort of their homes and nursed Jajja Gladys.
The weather was really good and a few minutes past 2.00pm, Jajja / Maama / Aunt Gladys Kikule was laid to rest at the Kikule Family Burial ground.
We thank God that Gladys lived a model Christian life as well as played her role in educating many she came in touch with.
Maama Gladys Kikule Weeraba.
God be with you till we meet again.