Tribute To A Dear Sister Eunice Chipawe Chingeya
11 January 2021
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Eunice Chipawe Chingeya

By Dr Masimba Mavaza | In the early cold morning of 10th January 2021 I was waken up by a sharp piercing sound of the phone. My wife jumped for the phone. I heard her exclaiming with a portion of grief. She put the phone down with her hands trembling. The she said Eunice is no more. Eunice Chipawe Chingeya was born on the 7th March 1969 in Harare Zimbabwe.
The moment I realised my sister has passed on my hands cradled my face,
and I frantically cried. Why did this happen,and how could this be.
She had so much to live for, we could all clearly see.

My heart simply dropped, and felt a sharp pain. My tears fell instantly, Like a severe waters of Victoria falls. I was truly lucky,to have a sister like her.

I will miss our talks, and her comforting voice. And those random moments,
where we’d mutually rejoice.

Rest in peace, Sister and best friend, Eunice Chipawe Chingeya.

Eunice did he secondary education at girls High School in Harare.

Unfortunately despite Eunice being a hard worker, setting Chingeya in business, she had to escape the cruel abusive hand of Chingeya. She was working at the East Zimbabwe Conference where she was Personal Assistant to the Conference Treasurer Elder Dzimiri who is now in America. Despite having separated Chingeya did not make life easy for Eunice so she requested the conference to transfer her from Harare to Mt Darwin at Ruya Adventist Mission where she was and Admin personnel.

Eunice being a single mother the salary of a secretary did not meet her needs.
She had lost a brother Lancelot Chipawe and things did not work to her favour.
She then moved to the United Kingdom where she worked hard to bring her children over and start a new life. She still had sisters uncles and a mother who needed her financial support. Again her third born Masimba had physical challenges and raising her up was a burden which Mbuya Chipawe had to take while Eunice toiled.

While in the UK she met Joseph Dube a play boy. Together they have a blessing of a baby boy David Highlanders Dube who is now eleven. Through hard work Eunice managed to bring all her Children to the UK. She was taking care of the children being a carer of her disabled child. She managed to take Tindo Tino And Simba and David to school. Tindo is at University while Tino is at college Simba and David are still at secondary school. Eunice stands for all single Mothers there. She worked and looked after four children while their fathers where busy lazing around. She was the pillar to many and her death was a death of a hero.
Today We stand motionless,
consumed in grief.Sorrow has arrived and injected us to mourn and cry. Our questions pointing,

at the cold blue sky. Why did you go, why did you leave,Life without you,is so hard to conceive.
Our hearts are damaged,and scarred severely.We shall miss you,much more than dearly.
But now the time has arrived,
for you to rest. We promise to cherish,our memories of you.
You shall live in our minds,
and all that we do.

Eunice made me realise that a sister is someone who loves you from the heart,no matter how much you argue you cannot be drawn apart.Eunice was a joy that cannot be taken away.

Once she enters your life, she is there to stay.
A friend who helps you through difficult times.

Her comforting words are worth much more than money.

Eunice had the art to fill your life with laughs and smile, her memories last for miles and miles.

Eunice was a blessing, who fills your heart with love.

With a sister you cannot have a grudge,
She is as sweet as love and as smooth as fudge.

Having a sister is not just a trend. It is knowing you can always turn to her, your best friend. Now that light has been switched off.

Today we shed tears that she is gone but we have an option to smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she’s gone or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
This COVID is real. We must take very seriously.

Rest in Peace Eunice Chipawe Chingeya.
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