Body Of Late JP Clark Laid To Rest In Delta
The remains of Emeritus Professor of Literature, Prof. JP Clark -Bekederemo, have been buried in a solemn funeral at his Kiagbodo ancestral home, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
The quiet burial held Thursday and laid to his grave at 11:30 p.m, exactly three days after his demise according to his last wish which included non-embalmment before burial.
JP Clark joined his ancestors at 85 on Tuesday, October 13 in a Lagos hospital after a brief illness.
His remains had earlier arrived Kiagbodo at about 8:48 p.m on Thursday before his burial rite commenced with the ferrying of his remains to his house along the Kiagbodo river by a wooden boat.
The brief funeral ceremony was attended by members of the Clark dynasty and a few folks from Kiagbodo in line with his request not to be crowded during his funeral.
He was said to have instructed his children before his passing to bury him within three days of his death in a quiet funeral devoid of a crowd.