Mrs Mercy Tackie-Otoo Laid To Rest

The remains of Mrs. Mercy Naa Tackie-Otoo, the late wife of the Odikoman District Minister of The Church of Pentecost in the Teshie-Nungua Area, Pastor Percy Nii Tackie-Otoo, was interned today [Saturday, April 30, 2022] after a solemn burial and memorial service held in her honour at the Fred Stephen Safo Memorial Temple at Nungua-Nshorna, Accra.

The funeral service which was officiated by the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Alexander Nana Kumi-Larbi, assisted the Teshie-Nungua Area Head, Apostle Wilberforce Nkrumah Agyeman, and some members of Executive Council as well as some heads of the church and other sister churches, was heavily attended by people from far and near.

Apostle Kumi-Larbi, on behalf of the Chairman of the church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, urged the bereaved family to encourage themselves in Christ in the face of their trying moments, while describing Mrs Mercy Tackie-Otoo as a woman of integrity.

Mrs Mercy Naa Tackie-Otoo, was called home on Monday, March 14, 2022, at the Pentecost Hospital, Madina after a short sickness at age 57. She survived by her husband and seven children.


Born at Akoto-Lante in Accra on April 1, 1964, Mercy attended Ghana National College, Cape Coast, where she successfully completed with the General Certificate of Education – Ordinary Level (G.C.E. O-Level) Examinations. She also obtained a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree in Banking and Finance from the Central University.

After her secondary education, she worked with the Ghana Statistical Services and later employed at the Bank of Ghana in 1981, where she rosed through the ranks to the position of Officer One, a position she held until she voluntarily resigned in 2003 to join her husband in the full-time ministry in The Church of Pentecost.

She and her husband served in the full-time ministry for 19 years in the following duty stations: Prampram (2003-2008), New Abirem (2008-2013), PIWC-Koforidua (2013-2018) and Odikoman in Teshie-Nungua Area (2018 to date), where she peacefully passed onto glory.


In his tribute, the widower, Pastor Percy Nii Tackie-Otoo, described the death of his wife as “a terrible shock,” said she was not only a wonderful wife and mother, but also a meticulous housekeeper and homemaker.

Her children in their tribute said their late mother was a counsellor and a strong believer in God’s Word, saying, “She instilled the love of God in our hearts, and always told us, that all she knew and had was Christ.”

Tribute by the General Council of The Church of Pentecost, which was read by Apostle Yaw Adjei Kwarteng (Bompata Area Head), said the late Mrs Mercy Naa Tackie-Otoo was a very resourceful woman who proved her worth by aptly partnering with her husband in the ministry which resulted in their impactful service in the Lord’s vineyard.

“Throughout the stations that she and her husband served in the ministry, she played a key role in mobilising the women and the youth in the church and equipped them with godly values to contribute positively to the well-being of their families and society,” it stated.


The Evangelism Director of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr Amos Jimmy Markin, preaching the sermon on the topic, “A Pursuit of Life” (Mark 10:17; Hebrews 9:27: Proverbs 22:4), said the pursuit of life has been at the heart of every religion and culture, yet its mystery is enshrined in the word of God.

According to him, eternal life (Zoe) which is only found in Jesus Christ, is far beyond doing good, stressing that “eternal life goes beyond money, honour, fame, and any other thing that the world can offer.”

He explained that though eternal life is gained after death, it is obtained on earth as one surrenders his life to the control of God.

Apostle Dr Jimmy Markin called on all and sundry to give their lives to Christ, because death awaits everyone. He indicated that since death is an appointed time, it can come at anytime in one’s life – at tender age, old age and may take any form such as sickness, accident and old age.

He prayed that humanity would pursue eternal life, since eternal life is a choice and a decision that is made once in one’s lifetime.


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