Henrietta Kosoko was buried last Friday, June 10, 2016 in Delta State.In his tribute, Jide Kosoko wrote
‘I find it disheartening that my treasured wife passed away at R-Jolad hospital. It was a terrible shock because the sickness was so brief and never looked like a terminal one.
‘My darling Henrietta was not only a wonderful wife and mother but she was my meticulous partner in my profession as well as housekeeper and homemaker. She was a cheerful, friendly person and made many warm friends.
‘Rita seldom, if ever criticized any person. Instead, she preferred to refer to their good qualities. My wife was the soul of honesty. She would never shade the truth no matter what the consequences.
‘It is difficult for me to estimate Rita. She departs this sinful word with a substantial proportion of me. We did not only fall in love but also built our relationship and were also fond of ourselves till death.
‘She inspired me in ways I cannot explain. I have lost a worthy helpmate but I have nothing but happy memories of her in this world.
‘Adieu Henrietta Kosoko. I sorrow now for my beloved wife but the burden has been lessened by the many kindness shown my family and me’.
Henrietta Kosoko died on Monday, June 6 after a protracted battle with diabetes. A service of song was held in her memory on Thursday, June 9 at the Blue Roof, LTV 8 premises in Ikeja, Lagos. A commendation service was held in her Lagos home in the early hours of Friday June 10 after which her corpse was taken to Abraka where she was interred that same day after a funeral service held in the Catholic Church, Abraka, Delta state. May her soul rest in peace.