Popular clergywoman, Pastor Laurie Idahosa, on Wednesday mourned Nomthi, who until her death was the wife of Senior Pastor of Fountain of Life Church, Taiwo Odukoya.
While describing her as her dear friend, Idahosa disclosed that she loved her beyond words.
WuzupNigeria reported that the South African died in the wee hours of Tuesday in London after battling cancer for over two years.
This incident comes 16 years after the preacher lost his first wife, Pastor Bimbo, who died in a plane crash in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Laurie, in an Instagram post on Tuesday described Nothmi as a 'strong and resolute' woman who fought till the end.
A distraught Laurie who couldn't understand why God would take such a beautiful soul said; "I loved her. My friend, my sister, my “fellow immigrant,” as we used to call each other.
"We have too many happy memories together to recount. She’s someone I could call on anytime and she would be there for me. I tried my best to be that same kind of friend to her.
"When she told me about her cancer, almost 2 years ago during the early days of Covid, I held back the tears.
"I swallowed them as best I could, while showing her a strong front and being her prayer partner.
"She was strong, she was resolute, she fought… and some will say she won, because she’s now with Jesus. If this is winning, why does it come with so much pain? One day, God will answer this question for me.
"Our prayers are steadfast with Pastor Taiwo@pastortaiwoand the entire family. May God comfort all who knew and loved her. To know her was to love her".