September 20, (THEWILL) – The family of late interior decorator, Maureen Nkiruka Okoye-Eze, popularly known as Monalisa Okoye or Monalisa Whyte, have released a programme of events for her funeral. A service of songs has been scheduled to hold at the St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1004, Victoria Island on Friday, September 24, 2021 by 5pm. Her funeral mass will hold the following day on Saturday September 25 at 9.30am at the same venue. Her remains will be interred shortly after the funeral mass at Ebony Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi, Lagos at 11am. All guests are expected to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocol.
Monalisa, who was the boss of the Throne of Grace interiors, one of the most sought after interior decor shops situated on Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Victoria Island in Lagos, died of the corona virus on August 19, 2021 at the age of 38. Her death was reportedly painful and slow.
A widow and mother of two young girls at the time of her death, she has been described by close friends as a dogged entrepreneur who did well for herself in her short time on earth.