25, November 2018
Cameroonians in East London in the United Kingdom paid a poignant tribute on Saturday the 24th of November 2018 to Ma Lay who recently travelled to the land of our ancestors. Ma Lay who migrated to the UK from Cameroon more than forty-five years ago, passed away on the 7th of September 2018 after a brief illness.
The vibrancy of her funeral rites was a testament to the life she lived in the UK as every Cameroonian tribal extraction in London was impressively represented. Cameroon Concord News had a chat with many in attendance and the general feeling was that she was a woman who unified the Cameroonian community in Great Britain.
“She opened her heart and home to all who came in contact with her during the freezing winter,” Ma Gla who spoke on behalf of the Cameroonian community noted. The colourfulness of the wake keep and the nonstop singing for more than seven hours has never been experienced by the Cameroonian community in the UK.
“It was a perfect occasion to say Thank You and Good-bye to a great woman. She lived a life of laughter and had a great sense of humour” said Dr Mrs Patience Abangma.
Ma Lay leaves behind four children and eight grandchildren to mourn her. She will be laid to rest in the City of London Cemetery tomorrow Monday the 26th of November 2018.
By Sessekou Asu Isong