Madam Jonathan died on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, after a brief illness at the age of 70.
According to the former president’s media office, the deceased popularly known as Amissi was a retired teacher, businesswoman, a loving mother and grandmother who lived a dedicated life of service to God and humanity.
The statement signed by Ikechukwu Eze also noted that she was a devout Christian, a virtuous woman and a role model to many within and outside her community.
The statement also indicated that the burial has been scheduled for Tuesday 16th February 2024, stressing that the details of the funeral rites would be announced by the family.
Madam Obebhatein Jonathan is survived by three children, siblings, including His Excellency Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, and her mother Mama Eunice Afeni-Jonathan.