IT WAS a celebration of life well spent as family members, friends and people from all walks of life gathered in Imo State, to honour Marcel Ejike Obi. Obi, 83, died on May 27 and was buried on June 5, at his home town, Urualla, Ideato north local government area of the state.
Obi who was born in 1931, to a pagan family of Mgbada Obi and Ikediya Mmadubuike established Highbred Maxwell Publishers, a company that published many books.
Obi would be missed, especially by his wife and nine children. During the burial, the funeral oration written by Chukwudi Obi, his first son , said though his father was dead, his achievements in life would continue to live after him.
Obi would also be missed by books and stationary dealers association Ogbaru main market, Onitsha, Anambra state. Anthony Achusim, chairman of the association said “Highbred Max, your death has created a vacuum in this association; during your days with the members of this association, we knew you as a good perfect gentleman in every ramification, you never quarreled nor made any case with your fellow members, instead you played a fatherly role to anyone that came across you.”