In a somber yet heartwarming display of unity, Ghana’s political and entertainment luminaries gathered to pay their respects at the final funeral rites of the late Mrs. Antoinette Veronica Ama Ampona Dumelo, mother of actor, politician, and farmer John Dumelo.
Mrs. Dumelo’s farewell began at the break of dawn on Saturday, October 7th, 2023. The Holy Spirit Cathedral in Adabraka, Accra, served as the backdrop for her file past, an intimate moment when friends, family, and notable personalities paid their respects between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
The air was heavy with a mix of sorrow and reverence as attendees filed past, reflecting on the life and legacy of a remarkable woman.
The Cathedral, later in the morning, resonated with the soothing hymns and prayers of the congregation as her burial mass service commenced at 9 a.m.
The solemn atmosphere was a testament to the profound impact Mrs. Dumelo had on those around her, as her life was celebrated through heartfelt eulogies and cherished memories.
Among the attendees were some of Ghana’s most influential figures, including former President and NDC flagbearer John Dramani Mahama, renowned business magnate Ibrahim Mahama, actor-turned-politician Desmond Elliot, multi-talented Ghanaian musician and preacher Sonnie Badu, as well as the acclaimed musician Edem, including many other bigwigs.
Their presence not only underlined the unity of the nation in the face of loss but also emphasized the deep respect and admiration Mrs. Dumelo garnered from all walks of life.
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Mrs. Antoinette Veronica Ama Ampona Dumelo, though no longer physically present, left behind a legacy that continues to inspire and unite the diverse threads of Ghana’s social fabric. As the nation collectively bid her farewell, the enduring memory of her kindness, strength, and love echoed through the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her.