lovely Abi
Abimbola Adenike Babalola
  • 48 years old
  • Date of birth: May 30, 1967
  • Place of birth:
    United Kingdom
  • Date of passing: Mar 30, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Abi fought the good fight of faith

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Abimbola Babalola, 48, born on May 30, 1967 and passed away on March 30, 2016. We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Fiona Burt on 30th May 2016

"I had the honour of working on Abi 's team at the London 2012 Olympics, and we stayed in touch for a while after.

I saw on facebook it was her birthday today and went to leave my wishes, only to get a shock. I am devastatated to hear that the woman with the huge smile and infectious laugh that made my Olympic experience all the more special has left us at such a young age.

Thank you for the memories Abi, happy birthday and rest in peace. Fiona xx"

This tribute was added by Moji Fadahunsi on 30th May 2016

"Dear Abi, Not a day has passed since the 30th of March that i have not thought about you. Knowing you are gone hasn't gotten any easier as there are constant reminders  of the gap you have left in my heart. Today would have been your 49th birthday and I miss you dearly. I have to keep reminding myself you are in a better place. Your life and friendship meant so much to me and I will never forget you."

This tribute was added by Bola Folami on 16th May 2016

"Dearest Abi,
It's really hard to express in words what I really have to say, your sudden departure is still a shock to me. I am slowly coming to terms with the news.  I am deeply sad, we lost contact and was not aware of your passing until recently. It also hurts, as  I was not there to see you or say good bye. But I am certain God loves you more and you are in a better place resting. You fought the good fight of faith.  I treasure our memories from all our travels and you being there at my wedding. You will be deeply missed..Adieu rest in peace my dear. Love always .....Bola"

This tribute was added by Roxane Ajao on 26th April 2016

"Aunty Abi.

I am lost for words. As each day passes, I still replay the news in my head. I glad that are a lover of Christ. You had always showed me sisterly love, and gave me sound advise too. You showed me the meaning of kindness, humility, and generosity. I miss you fondly. I absolutely regret not coming to visit you as I had planned, I thought there was still lots of time.  I am impacted by your beautiful life and more determined to make Heaven. You are missed greatly. Rest well in eternal peace. Till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Taiwo Obe on 25th April 2016

"May your soul find peace, Abi."

This tribute was added by Tumininu Ogunsola on 23rd April 2016

"Dear Sis Abi,

It was only yesterday I could truly accept and come to terms with the fact that you are gone and with us no more. We have lost a beautiful, gentle, kind and warming soul; but Heaven has welcomed the angel that you are. Even in adversity, you were so brave and you assured me with your smile that all was well; you showed true faith.

I weep for your passing but more importantly, i'm thankful and grateful to God still; for the rare opportunity he gave you to make everything right and prepare yourself for your sojourn to Heaven.

I wish I had called you more even though you told me you were getting better, I wish we had the chance to travel to Dublin together as we had discussed. I will miss your beautiful smile, your words of encouragement and your support.

Thank you for being You! Thank you for being a gift to all who knew you. My ultimate goal remains making heaven, so I can meet with you again on the other side, radiant and dazzling at the feet of our Lord Jesus.

Love you loads,

Tumi xoxo"

This tribute was added by Imisi A on 22nd April 2016

"Abi, I still cannot believe that I wouldn't get to see the smile...you were always so calm and touched a lot of lives. Always willing to help and be of service...I still remember the GH days. I pray that the Lord completely overwhelms the family and friends you left behind. You will always be remembered."

This tribute was added by Helen Foluke Akerele on 22nd April 2016

"My friend of 30 years. I can't believe you are gone. You were gentle but yet so so Stong.  Your courage, dogged determination and kindness will stay with me forever.
Adieu for now. You are loved and missed
Foluke"

This tribute was added by Ibukun Adebayo on 21st April 2016

"I've struggled to find the words to jot down, each time I've visited this page but, whilst I'm so saddened to have to write this tribute, I'm now fully aware that my heavy heart is countered by the rejoicing of the angels in the heavens - celebrating and dancing for joy because yet another Saint has returned to our maker.  We thank God for Abi's life, i.e. an impactor and encourager, a friend and a woman of faith; now resting in peace at the feet of our God.  Thank God for a life well lived."

This tribute was added by Modupe Fashina Idowu on 20th April 2016

"I'm so sad that you are gone, auntie. You had such a sweet personality that everyone loves. I thank God that you walked with Him to the end. I remember when you came to Dallas and you stayed with me for a week. We had such a great time and I was so grateful to have a sister who cared so much. I know that you are pain free now; however, the pain of losing you will be forever felt. I love you so much my darling sister. Good night and by God's grace we will re-unite on that resurrection morning."

This tribute was added by Adeola Olomo on 20th April 2016

"Abi and I became friends through work over 10 years ago and we worked in different departments.

She was very hard working and a delight to work with. Abi always had a smile on her face, an amazing friend and was there when I needed her. I was impressed by the way she lived her life, her dedication to friends and family was incredible.

I will miss her forever and never forget all of the time we spent together.

God bless you Abi."

This tribute was added by Kemi F on 19th April 2016

"Dear Abi, really sad to hear the news of your passing but i know you are in a good place. I remember your smiles and always asking after the welfare of others. I got to know you better during the time at d Empowerment uni course. Continue to rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Dola Akinnibosun on 18th April 2016

"Dearest Abi, my friend who became my sister, it was such a bright and beautiful warm spring day when you crossed over, and it seemed so wrong. It should have been dark grey skies to show that a beautiful life had been taken from us. But alas, beloved one, heaven sang "Welcome home" to you and my consolation is that you are at rest with no more goals to aim for nor pain to endure. Sweetheart, it was an absolute pleasure knowing you. Thanks for what you added to mine and many other lives. Remember how I told you that you had a gift of seeing things from another angle? Well, no doubt you're seeing from a heavenly angle right now and I will always try to envisage things from Abi's angle. I miss you dearest friend but I release you to rest in Father's bosom till we meet again. Love always, Oludola."

This tribute was added by olu olanrewaju on 17th April 2016

"Dear Abimbola

We met nearly 38 years ago at Federal government college Sokoto. Your endearing qualities are ageless, you were always a warm, kind, thoughtful and gentle soul. It is difficult to believe that you are gone from this earthly world. I seek solace that you have gone to a better place and until we met again. Adieu child of God, you served him well and May the good Lord comfort your family and friends."

This tribute was added by Funmi O on 15th April 2016

"Dearest Abi,

It seems too soon to say goodbye.
I just liked you straightaway when we first met; it was so easy.

I've only known you to be warm, kind, a very refreshing character, and a genuine woman of God (I am still convinced that you had a very special hotline to Him!).

You will be missed, but it is comforting to know that you are no longer in pain, and with our Heavenly Father.

Sweet rest my dear.
❤️"

This tribute was added by Dele Oyekanmi on 15th April 2016

"Dear Abi
Its was more than a shock to hear of your passing....we never know the number of our physical days on this earth but the comfort we have is where we are going and shall meet again. Thank you for the times together here on earth for your care and friendship. it will always be remembered. You have fought the good fight and finished your course here on earth but your memories will remain with us until we also join you in peace. For now until then rest in the bosom of our heavenly father.....Shalom"

This tribute was added by Marjorie Smith on 14th April 2016

"I am numb and so saddened to hear the passing of Abi.  I worked with her at Network Housing some years ago.  She was a truly tremendous, warm, caring, kind and patient person, willing to help out in whatever way she could. Abi was genuine and loving. Her beautiful smile and glow lightened up the room, and there was always an instant array of warmth and sunshine.   She was truly an angel from God and taken away too soon. I salute you Abi"

This tribute was added by Olayemi Morakinyo on 13th April 2016

"Dear Sister Bimbola.

I was so sad when I heard you had gone to be with the Lord but I was comforted by the fact that you knew God and you loved God so much.
I remember early last year when you invited me to a programme at TC and you would email me and send me daily messages just to remind me. You also called me after each programme as well to encourage me.
I will miss you but I know you are in a better place.
May your sweet soul continue to rest in perfect peace Amen.
Goodbye dear Sister!"

This tribute was added by Sam Morakinyo on 13th April 2016

"Irreplaceable You Are Dear Bimbo...
The song is ended but the melody lingers on.
Your sudden departure has created a vacuum.
You were a shining example to others - loving and lovable.
You lived a purposely driven life.
You will forever be remembered, cherished and adored by family members, relatives and colleagues.
May you sweet gentle soul rest in perfect peace Amen."

This tribute was added by Beatrice Amon on 11th April 2016

"To you my big sister aka "Madam at the top" I `Il always love you and remember you because knowing you change my professional life and even my life in general. I`ll always be grateful to God for knowing you. What comfort me, is that I know you are seated at the right hand of our Lord, taking part of that heavenly banquet.
I miss miss miss you you you sooooo muuchhhh Abi.xxx"

This tribute was added by Family and Friends on 11th April 2016

"Abimbola your last days. ....hmm it was phenomenal, your expressions meant something even though they were not directly communicated.

Your talks, enthusiasm and energy was channelled at bringing individuals you came across to the knowledge of Christ our Lord. You turned every stone within your reach as strength availed of you and given the opportunity.

Abimbola, you thrived in the face of pain and fought"the" good fight of faith and now in a proper position, eternal life.

Missing you goes without saying.  
Sleep well
Olaj"

This tribute was added by Bayo Adeniyi on 9th April 2016

"I honestly can't believe that Abi is gone. Such a kind and gentle soul. I remember speaking to her last year and she told me that she was recuperating from a hospital stay. She sounded well and in good spirits. When I saw her last-- also in 2015--- I never knew that was the last time. It's so sad that someone this kind and gentle would go so soon but who are we to question the Almighty. May you find rest in the Lord's peace and have eternal joy. Farewell"

This tribute was added by Funke Taiwo on 9th April 2016

"Abimbola, indeed you were one of God's generals. In the midst of it all you never ceased thanking God. You loved God. You will be missed. It is well."

This tribute was added by Family and Friends on 9th April 2016

"Dearest Bi
You lived life, loved life and yearned to live, but God knows best.
You fought hard and your spirit did not waver, you faced pain with grace, great courage and faith in God.
The memory of all the times we laughed,played and prayed together will remain cherished.
Indeed, Earth has one gentle soul less but heaven has one Angel more.
God bless you and keep you in his care, until we meet again.

Yetunde"

This tribute was added by Family and Friends on 9th April 2016

"My dearest Abi,

Your normal hearty response would be: “hello me dear…………….. “ then I say repeat all you’ve just said and you go over it again trying to slow down your words.

Indeed I have to bid farewell to a great lady, a great friend, an encourager, a great supporter, a cheerleader, my sister, a true scribe, a prayer warrior, a teacher of the Word, my dearest Abi.

From that lovely day in 1993 on the boat cruise when you called me and introduced yourself till less than 120mins before you were called to glory, we shared that special bond. No matter how many kilometres separated us we would still communicate and to this I bless The King of Kings and The Lord of Lords.

I will forever be grateful for the gift that you were to the world and to me in particular and I bless God for the opportunities to say my thank you and to tell you how much you are loved and cherished not only by my nuclear family but also by all my siblings. I believe nothing was left unsaid between us and for this I will be forever grateful to God Almighty.

Till the day we meet to continue the worship that we started by your bedside few hours before you were called home I say, “Goodnight my friend”. You will be forever missed; we will keep your legacy alive by His Grace.

Rolake"

This tribute was added by Sade Wiggle on 9th April 2016

"Abi, gone too soon. It is hard to put to words the vacuum you left behind. Your smile told a story each time and you will be greatly missed.
We are assured that we never lose the people we love to death, because they continue to be part of eternity. We have found comfort in knowing that you are resting in a more peaceful place and knowing that our lives have been enriched by your love.

Your memory lives on. Sleep well sis"

This tribute was added by Carmen Morris on 8th April 2016

"Beautiful, peaceful Abi, you will be missed here on earth however, the Angels rejoice in heaven.  

Thank you for the Godly encouragement that you gave to me and others."

This tribute was added by Jerry Sowah on 6th April 2016

""For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."
(Phil  1:21)

It is with heavy hearts that we write this farewell to you on behalf of our ward, Godfred whose education you were dutifully supporting until your untimely dimise.  We prayed for you and trusted the Lord for your total recovery, but God knows best.

You did your best for humaity.  Your good works will follow you. Godfred says thank you.

Fare thee well rest in the bosom of the Lord."

This tribute was added by Temitayo Adekunle Oyekan on 6th April 2016

"My dearest cousin you were the most gracious, loving, loyal and God fearing woman I ever knew. Your faith and belief gave strength and peace to others. I don't know why you had to leave early but I  know if we all have half your faith, we will stand together with you again singing joyful tunes. Love you. Goodnight till we see again"

This tribute was added by deji ADEPEJU on 6th April 2016

"I'm sad. although I never met you, but the stories I got about your life made me realize that we lost a gem.
Good Night, Abimbola."

This tribute was added by Buki Oni on 6th April 2016

"My dear Abimbola, I am yet to come to terms with the fact that you are no longer with us. But I take comfort in the knowledge that you are in a better place. I can still see your smile and hear the reassurance in your voice that all is well............ ! I pray that God will comfort your family and all those you have left behind. Till we meet again, rest well my lovely sister and friend."

This tribute was added by OLUSOLA AKANBI on 6th April 2016

"Bimbo, we shall miss you greatly. It is our wish that the Lord will accept you into His bosom. Rest in peace we love you but God love you more dearly.
Very Rev. & Mrs Solomon Olusola Akanbi
Dean Cathedral Church of St. Philip,
Ayetoro, Ile Ife
Nigeria"

This tribute was added by Susanne Peterkin on 6th April 2016

"With best wishes/prayers for the family.  I only worked with Abi a short time but found her to be a nice person.  May she be in peace in Christ."

This tribute was added by Mide Ariyibi on 6th April 2016

""Aunty Abi, Sweet is the memory of the Just. You will be missed dearly. We love you but God loves you more.""

This tribute was added by Omotara Talabi on 6th April 2016

"Dear Bimbo, I hadn't seen you in years, so when I saw your picture posted on FB, I first smiled remembering your lovely, gentle self. Until I read it and was thoroughly shocked. I couldn't believe what I was reading, I guess I didn't want to believe it. Ha, way too soon Sis! But God knows best. Rest in peace darling, till we meet again. Adieu."

This tribute was added by JUMOKE Ogunbekun on 6th April 2016

"Abi like everyone has said its too soon but God knows best. The last time I spoke with you we still talked about the holiday we promise to do together, it was about this time last year and I didn't know what you were going through. Just like you, you didn't give much away but kept smiling, you very strong, very grateful always keeping the faith. You very special. Thank you for the cloths you donated to charity through me, it blessed a lot of people. Also thank you for the Child Godfrey you sponsored in Ghana, you really blessed that child and he will always remember your help. Your life has touched many and your legacy will live on. I thank God for knowing you Abi and yes you will be greatly missed RIP."

This tribute was added by Joyce Fadeyi on 5th April 2016

"In the short time we knew you at Grace Outreach Church, we knew you to be a beautiful young lady , who never gave up the fight of faith but kept so positive till the end. You are now resting peacefully. The Lord bless , comfort and keep the family strong and encouraged at this time as we remember a true faithful child of God. I thank God for your sis Dr Tola Babalola bringing you to our Oct convention last year where you showed off your God with such a powerful testimony which we will never forget. Love , peace and grace to the family and all friends."

This tribute was added by Bukola Opayinka on 5th April 2016

"My sincere condolences to the whole family. I shared your testimony with many last year. We were just getting to know you in Grace outreach church. Rest in His precious arms Sis Bimbo. We will meet again."

This tribute was added by Bunmi Olusanya on 4th April 2016

"Bimbo dear,
It is with a heavy heart and with tears in my eyes that I am writing this tribute to my lovely and supportive friend. We met in Ife and carried on our friendship in the UK. We somewhat kept in touch. You were there at my Sister's wedding and at mine. You were there at my 40th and even 3 years ago at my Dad's passing.
When I got an email from Layi saying that we should pray for Abimbola, I was at a friend's place and was praying silently that it was not Bimbo Babalola. I had a 45 minute drive home from my friend's and was praying and hoping all the way that it was not you that the email was referring to.
On reading the email properly, I realised it was you and joined in the prayers but alas !!!
My consolation is that you are in a better place with our Lord.  I can truly say, Death where is your sting.  You have left this earthly body but you are in the arms of our love and saviour.
My dear friend, Ife prayer partner, sleep well.
Adieu dearest Bimbo."

This tribute was added by Akin Magbadelo on 4th April 2016

"I thank God for Abimbola's life, which was a testimony of gentleness, selflessness and peace. Whilst we do not mourn as those without hope in Christ, I hurt because of the loss that I feel this side of eternity.
I am comforted in the knowledge that Abimbola found life in Christ before death, hence death serves as a door unto glory for Abimbola.

I pray that the God of all comfort will comfort the Babalola family and soothe their pains and ours too at such a time as this.
Abimbola, Rest in the fullness of His peace."

This tribute was added by Jibike Agboola on 4th April 2016

"Bimbo, it was a real shock to learn so suddenly that you had gone to be with the Lord last week.  But I take comfort in the fact that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.  You are safe in His arms now.  From EDM days up till the very last time I saw you, its been a pleasure knowing you.  Your last text is thoughtful and full of grace - and that's how I will remember you - so full of grace.  Now rest dearly beloved, we will definitely meet again.  Good night Abi."

This tribute was added by Princess Adebaola Tepede on 4th April 2016

"Dear Abi, like everyone else I was shocked when I learnt of your passing. I hoped n prayed that it was your birthday or you were getting married that's why your picture was posted on Facebook but alas, it was not to be. I can still remember you vividly at GH laughing and smiling even though it's been a while since we've seen each other.
If the sickness is what I think it was I'm glad you're free of it now......even though it hurts"

This tribute was added by Olufemi Akanbi on 4th April 2016

"Auntie Bimbo, My wife and I are still in deep denial that you are no more with us. Firstly, I want to thank you for the love and kindness that you showed to me and my family. I remembered exactly 10 years ago, I invited you to my wedding in Houston, Texas and asked you to stand-in for my mom (your aunt) who could not attend from Nigeria. You kindly obliged and everyone that had contact with you at the wedding including my in-laws and friends still remember you with your British accent; charming, respectful, courteous, friendly, and soft-spoken. Above all, they remembered your smile! Yes, though you have gone so soon, yet the memory and time we spent with you especially when you came to visit in December 2013, still lingers on. Our two daughters both of whom always refer to you as "mummy" will surely miss you. May God give us strength to share this news with them.
I am still saddened that we will not get to see you again, (you did say that you would try and come and see us this year). And how I wish I did not miss the last FaceTime call you made to us in January. However, I am confident that we shall meet at the feet of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Rest in peace in the Bosom of your Lord and savior. We will miss you dearly.
Adieu Auntie Bimbo, Good night.
Seyi, Femi Akanbi and your girls !!!"

This tribute was added by Bukky Odusote on 4th April 2016

"Your smile, Abi! It's hard to see you go but we submit to the Father's will. May your gentle soul continue to Rest In Peace."

This tribute was added by Juliana Odupitan on 4th April 2016

"A Meek, Loving, Kind, Gracious, Peaceful and Wonderful personality.
Abi, we will miss you so very dearly but our hearts are secured knowing that you are safely in the bosom of Christ. Till we meet to part no more....Adeiux"

This tribute was added by Bunmi Odeleye-Imiere on 4th April 2016

"Dearest Bimbo, I still can't believe what I'm reading, you are such a kind, beautiful, generous, loving person. You never utter a bad word about anyone, I always feel lifted and encouraged anytime we chat. You have a warm and giving personality, a true witness of Christ. RIP at the bosom of our saviour!"

This tribute was added by FOLASHADE OYEWUMI on 4th April 2016

"Even after life is gone
In our hearts your love lingers on
Even after you have left our sight
In our thoughts 
your light shines bright
Even after you are gone
In our memories 
you forever live on. Suń ré o Abimbola"

This tribute was added by Yetunde Odebiyi on 4th April 2016

"Bimbo, what a shock. God decided to call you home. Who are we to question? We know you're in a better place. Continue  to rest in the Lord till we meet to part no more. Meeting and serving with you in Green Pastures Christian Fellowship in the early 90s, you were always smiling, never complaining. Though we did not see for years, but caught up on Facebook. Pleasant memories do linger. I pray the Lord's comfort for family and friends. To live in the hearts of those you love, is not to die. No more pain. Sun re o Abimbola."

This tribute was added by Olayinka Mosadomi on 4th April 2016

"Trying to find words to express how one feels at this time is HARD.

Rest in peace Abi"

This tribute was added by Eyewu Walker-Nthenda on 4th April 2016

"You came, you saw, you won over hearts and minds of all who knew you. I feel privileged to have shared with you in fun, fellowship and laughter. You were a true gem: your smile, your gentleness, your great wisdom.

You've left far too soon!"

This tribute was added by Jadesola Adepeju on 3rd April 2016

"Dear sister, 'twas a shock to hear that you passed on. I was looking forward to a reunion where we would talk and chat together. Sleep on in the bosom of our Lord"

This tribute was added by Lola Ogungbesan on 3rd April 2016

"Dearest Abi, I still can't believe that you're gone. You have left a void that can't be filled. It hurts so very badly, but we just have to take heart. Rest in perfect peace my dear friend."

This tribute was added by Nkechi Iwuchukwu on 2nd April 2016

"Gone too soon. Rest in perfect peace. The Lord knows best."

This tribute was added by Iyanda Kayode on 2nd April 2016

"Bimbo,such a rude shock to find out from FB that you had left this world to be with the Lord. To think that it was in 1989 in Great Ife that I saw you last physically. I missed your gentle smiles and peaceful disposition. May God comfort you family,amen. Rest on in the bossom of Jesus. Goodnight."

This tribute was added by Pat Otsapa on 2nd April 2016

"Abi, we will miss you greatly, especially your lovely smile. Thanks for your friendship these past 10 years, and in particular your words of encouragement and prayers before KD's birth. You will be missed, but you are no longer in pain,and in the arms of The Father who loves you more than , any of us ever could.
Rest in Peace, dear."

This tribute was added by Kolawole Agboola on 2nd April 2016

"I remember back then in university you were always so approachable and made everyone very comfortable around you. Your demeanor was always warm, calm and kind - no drama at all. These past 21yrs here in the UK you have always been so supportive. Thank you for being such a special person and a good friend and sister. It's nice to know we shall jam again at His feet. :)"

This tribute was added by Sade Bandy-toyo on 2nd April 2016

"I got the sad news Yesterday Bims and wonder how a sweet gentle soul like you will depart so soon. we went to OAU in Ife together ...our years in CLF and  Glory Bible Church UK were filled with wonderful memories
A kind heared. .very giving....so so honest.One consolation though is that you are now in Heaven....we will see again some day .Rest in peace my sister."

This tribute was added by Jumoke Adebayo on 2nd April 2016

"Met you in Nov 2014 on my first trip to the UK and it looked like I have known you for years. You told my sister I can stay at yours and am welcome anytime and that was home for me. I can't forget how you put me through all I needed to know. You were my google map, you kept calling to check up on me even when you were at work and made sure i was ok and very comfortable, you were there to give me advices, you were my weather forecaster. I can never forget the surprise birthday dinner you and Remi planned and all the love shown to me. You guys made that day a memorable one for me. The last time I saw you last year Sept 2015 you told me that the next time am back in the UK you will be home and we will be there together. The last time we had a chat on whatsapp you told me you are getting better.. I can't still believe you are gone Sister Abi. You were strong even in the mist of everything God knows best. May your soul continue to rest in peace. You will be deeply missed by me."

This tribute was added by Olanike Owoseni on 2nd April 2016

"Abimbola, dear friend and sister,  you gone too soon, you will  be greatly missed and never be forgotten, your lIfe is a grear testimony that willremain forever. Continue to rest in the bosom of your creator til we meet to part no more. We love you but God love you more.
Adieu o omo baba Babalola."

This tribute was added by segun Okubanjo on 2nd April 2016

"Bimbo, you were such a lovely person, such a memorable time in Welfare committee of CLF in Ife. It's painful to see you go. But we know you are in a better place.

Good night, dear sister."

This tribute was added by segun Okubanjo on 2nd April 2016

"Bimbo, you were such a lovely person, such a memorable time in Welfare committee of CLF in Ife. It's painful to see you go. But we know you are in a better place.

Good night, dear sister."

This tribute was added by Inyang Okutinyang on 2nd April 2016

"Dear Bimbo we were so saddened and heart broken to hear of your homegoing. We know you fought valiantly but you are now in a place of bliss and eternal rest in the bosom of the Master. You will be sorely missed.  I know right now you are in a place of bliss jumping up and down the streets of gold with such immortal joy.   We take comfort in the fact that one of these days we will meet again at the feet of our Lord Jesus to part no more.  Rest now you have run your race.  You were such a sweet and loving Christian who reflected the character of your Lord Jesus. Shine sister heaven is rejoicing over your home coming."

This tribute was added by Dayo Morakinyo-Adeoshun on 2nd April 2016

"Bimbola, When I heard of your passing, I was shocked and sad that I did  not get to say goodbye or that I will never see you or hear your lovely voice. You had a good heart, always happy to hear from me. It hurts that I won't see you on earth again even though I know I will see your soul again in heaven. You left too soon. I pray that God continue to comfort your sisters, Tola, Bola, Tunde and Remi with your lovely, wonderful memories."

This tribute was added by Oluwadamilola Asenuga on 2nd April 2016

"Sis Abi, was shocked to hear your passing. Even though we met briefly for few hours in ilesha the memory of our conversation will forever remain with me. You didn't know me yet you opened up to me and spoke to me like a sister whom you've known all your life. I know we will meet again at the feet of Jesus. May your soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Esther Jawando on 2nd April 2016

"Abimbola Babalola, atunbi ninu Jesu Kristi. Oti kekere mo oju Oluwa; O wa dagba si inu Imole.
Thank God you knew the Lord; you served the Lord and you fought a good race and won. Rest In Peace.
To biological, spiritual family and friends: may the good Lord console and comfort us all. May the Lord strengthen our faith in Him to the end."

This tribute was added by Olayinka Oladapo Aregbesola on 2nd April 2016

"Aunty Bimbo the news of your death was shocking but who are we to question God.

May the Lord grant you eternal rest.

RIP!"

This tribute was added by Tosin Okebiorunkosi on 2nd April 2016

"Dear Abi,

It is very difficult to admit that you are gone, but you are gone to a much better place. You are alive because Jesus is alive and you are resting in His bosom. You were a wonderful person and your legacy would live forever. Rest in the arms of your Saviour.

My condolences to all her family and friends. The Lord comfort and bless you all."

This tribute was added by Mope Wuraola on 2nd April 2016

"Dear Abi, despite the fact that I never knew you physically, I felt the pain of your passing. Your friend through who I got to hear about do love and value your friendship and sisterhood, I appreciate your tenacious and caring spirit. Sleep on in the bosom of our Lord and Saviour."

This tribute was added by Abiodun Akanbi on 2nd April 2016

"Sis. Bimbo, you came you saw and you conquered.Though you've gone too soon but we believe you are at the right hand of your maker. SLEEP ON dear sister SLEEP ON."

This tribute was added by Femi FD on 2nd April 2016

"Hmmm.... Bimbo I am still in shock and not even come to terms with what I heard on Wednesday. Nothing could of prepared me for the news.. You came, won hearts of so many. When I first met you all I saw was your broad small. Always smiling and warm. I felt comfortable with you. You always encouraged me and prayed along with me. You were a true friend and I cherished those times.  You will be greatly missed. Sleep well dear solider of Christ. You will surely be missed. Thank you for being part of my life and being there when it really mattered. Continue to rest dear beloved sister."

This tribute was added by miriam Okege on 2nd April 2016

"Bimbo I was in total shock when I got the news. You were my first friend when I moved to Sokoto being that we lived just opposite each other and it also happened that we started FGC together, went in the same car to be dropped on that day in September 1978. We met on a few occasions in London. Oh death you have been so cruel. I know you are now resting peacefully and I pray for God to grant you eternal rest. Miss you."

This tribute was added by Yemisi Soname on 1st April 2016

"Gone so soon, Abimbola. We love you, God loves you best."

This tribute was added by T Koleowo on 1st April 2016

"Dear Abimbola, your light and love shone through your smile.  It was a privilege and an honour to share part of your life. Thank you for gracing the earth with your presence and your lovely personality. You'll be missed.  Love always."

This tribute was added by Bala Yakubu on 1st April 2016

"Regrettable. Adieu my friend."

This tribute was added by Bolanle Sodola on 1st April 2016

"Sis Bimbola,  It was a great shock to hear about your passing away. . No doubts you are rejoicing with the host of angels in a better place. . May your soul rest in peace and I pray the family you left behind find comfort in the Lord. .. You will surely be missed. ......"

This tribute was added by Ani Ayeni on 1st April 2016

"Dear Abi, for you to live is Christ, to die is gain (Phil. 1:21), “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” (1 Cor. 15:55).  For, in Righteousness, the Father has taken you into His Ultimate Peace and Rest.  We miss you dearly, sweet memories of you will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Jacky Ekokobe on 1st April 2016

"Dear Abi, rest in peace. You will surely be missed."

This tribute was added by Akin Allen on 1st April 2016

"Abimbola, you left too soon. Rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by Trevor Eghagha on 1st April 2016

"Bimbo, the true light within never goes dim, the way you are now is the way you truly were and will always be. Pure, lovely, beautiful.... In our humanity we may not understand this but in due season men will awaken to it. We will forever love you..we are one..
Trevor"

This tribute was added by Ruth Mateola on 1st April 2016

"Bimbola hmmmmmmm meeting you at GBC in those days with your sisters you were always warm and friendly. Saw so many times in the past years and you were still so warm and loving. I'm totally shocked but I know God has you in a much better place. Rest on my dear sister I pray God comforts Tola, Bola and the rest of your family."

This tribute was added by Dayo Ogunmuyiwa on 1st April 2016

"Abi, it's really hard to express in words what I really want to say. I have just had a look at the last text exchange we had recently and its very hard to actually realise that you are no longer here. We have had a great friendship for almost 30 years and we also share the same birthday, be it you were two years older than me. I can't believe I'm addressing you in the past tense, but your memory will always remain present in my life. May you have a wonderful eternal rest in God's arms and thank you for your sincere friendship. God bless you!"

This tribute was added by Bola & Seyi Osoba on 1st April 2016

"Gone too soon, but only God knows best.
What a kind, quiet, lovely and warm hearted person she was. We’ve all lost a gem!"

This tribute was added by Idris Mohammed A on 1st April 2016

"Abimbolo, you have been such a wonderful person. The last I saw you was in 1983 after we left FGC Sokoto. Since then I have been praying to meet you again not knowing that God has been planning your return to Him so quick because He loves you more. May your soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Idris Mohammed A on 1st April 2016

"Abimbolo, you have been such a wonderful person. The last I saw you was in 1983 after we left FGC Sokoto. Since then I have been praying to meet you again not knowing that God has been planning your return to Him so quick because He loves you more. May your soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by 'Motunde Ogunjebe on 1st April 2016

"Hmmm, Abimbola, my dear sister and friend. It all seem's so surreal, I'm ready to wake up from this dream.
To some you are 'Abi' 'Bimbo' 'Bim' and other variations and pet names people had for you, to me you are 'Bim-Bola' but regardless of what we each called you by name, somethings we all call you is 'Kind' 'Suppportive' 'Peaceful' 'Prayful' 'Loving' 'Dedicated to family and Friends' a person of so many values.
Abimbola you touched and impacted lives for good which makes me wonder and ask 'why' you had to leave like this... Our Father in heaven knows best. I'll take comfort knowing you achieved purpose and you now rest peacefully in our Father's bossom
Thank you for allowing me in your life, You'll be greatly missed by all, rest well my sister."

This tribute was added by F. O. Verissimo on 1st April 2016

"Abi you will surely be missed. My consolation is that you are in a better place where there is no more pain. Thanks for all your words of encouragement. Rest In Peace my dear smiling Abi. Missing you
Nike V"

This tribute was added by Roxane Ajao on 1st April 2016

"Sis Abi, words cannot express how we feel right now. I am lost for words and it so surreal. I am comforted  by your love for Christ and your tender loving ways. I think about you every silent moment and it is still unbelievable. Thanks for being a great sister with timely advise and kind words. You are missed. I pray for your eternal rest and peace. No more pain, no more sorrow. Love always."

This tribute was added by Eunice Gathara on 1st April 2016

"Sis Abi, when I think of you, it's your smile that I see always.  Whenever I have seen you, you were always smiling just like in the photos we see here. I thank God for your life, now you have entered a better place.
Much love xx"

This tribute was added by Diana Agu on 1st April 2016

"Sister Abi, i still remember how sweet and welcoming you were when I met you years ago, and you never changed. I thank God for blessing us with a great person like you.  You are gone too soon and a great loss to us, but we know heaven is definitely happy to have you. Thank you for your support and care to me particularly in the last year, despite everything you reached out and was a blessing. You are missed and I pray that God grants your family strength and comfort during this period. Rest..Sis. Till we meet to part no more. Love"

This tribute was added by adenike Adetuberu on 1st April 2016

"God indeed knows best,and he wld take the righteous before d evil days, His ways are not ours,we believe in his ressurection and know and believe you are resting in his bossom till the resurrection day,Sis Abby you fought a good fight,u fulfilled ur destiny,no more pains,we love u but God loves you more."

This tribute was added by adenike Adetuberu on 1st April 2016

"God indeed knows best,and he wld take the righteous before d evil days, His ways are not ours,we believe in his ressurection and know and believe you are resting in his bossom till the resurrection day,Sis Abby you fought a good fight,u fulfilled ur destiny,no more pains,we love u but God loves you more."

This tribute was added by Dayo Gbodimowo on 1st April 2016

"Dear Sis Bimbola, your departure from us is truly unimaginable! My memory of you was that of strength, beauty and purpose. Your magnetic smile could light up a room. I pray that your beautiful spirit will live on through your loved ones, and rest in the knowledge that you are at peace in the bosom of the Lord. We will miss you and you will forever live in our hearts. Adieu Sis."

This tribute was added by Buki Arowolo on 1st April 2016

"Sis Abi, words can't express how we feel right now. But we trust GOD that he has taken you to a better place where angels have rejoiced at your arrival. Your place in our hearts will continually be filled with the wonderful memories. It's hurts, really hurts. We miss you soo much, the way you openly shared GOD's love with others. You were truly an Amazing Sister and Mentor. Love always"


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