- 54 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 28, 1959
- Date of passing: Dec 28, 2013
|You have fought the good fight, you have finished your race, you have kept the faith.|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Akinola Kehinde, 54, born on July 28, 1959 and passed away on December 28, 2013. Rest in the bosom of your LORD.
Memorial Service Details:
Date: Tuesday, 14th January, 2014
Venue: THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH,
"Dear Mr. Akinola, I am so glad to have had the pleasure of knowing you. Your warmth and kind hearted nature drew me to you and so our friendship began as a co- member of BBHS. I will forever remember all the fun times we had together and the many laughs we shared.
Your generous and loving spirit continues to inspire me and I pray that you rest in perfect peace.
"Hmmmmm, it is almost 2 years that you departed yet it feels like yesterday. Just pondering on your normal plans for your birthday and how you plan the day out to celebrate your life . We miss you dear counsellor, but your memory and legacy lingers on in our hearts. We bless God for He is sustaining the family you left behind . We bless God for the joy of fellowship. We miss you ."
"To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die, wao how time flies? It's nearly 2 years since you left this sinful world, on this date of your birthday anniversary, we remember you with fondly love, May light perpetual continue to shine on your beautiful soul ."
"Two years already! I join with the heavenly host above in celebrating this day."
"Akin, May your gentle soul forever live in perfect peace, Amen. Nulli Secundus"
"Uncle you are in our memories as always. Happy Posthumous Birthday
Sir. Continue to Rest in the Lord's."
"You are always in our thoughts. Continue to rest in peace dear Uncle"
"Uncle, we've have spent One Year without seeing or hearing from you(still hard to comprehend). I still miss you a lot (for many reasons). Your thoughts gladdens/saddens my heart whenever I have course to remember you and moments with you. Please continue to rest in the Lord's bossom."
"Akinola Kehinde you have gone to where everyone of us have to go certainly. With this you have become our Elder. May your soul rest in peace. The good things you have done lives on that is why we all miss you. May The Mercy of God be with your loved ones left behind IJN Amen"
"My dear brother, it's indeed been a year. You must be settling in well to the place prepared for you. We miss you and are greatly consoled by that thought."
"The minute I think of you, I cried my eyes out. Life’s not fair. Mr. Kehinde was the best person anyone could ask for. A precious one from us has gone. A voice we love is still. A place is vacant in our hearts which no one else can fill. RIP"
"You will be remembered for your good deed and humility. But we thank God for His faithfulness on the boys and their mum and the entire family. God will uphold the family that you left behind and remain their father. God knows the best He is our strong refuge.
Jehovah Rohi will uphold sister Lola, she shall not want as Lord of host is her shepherd. Jehovah Shammah shall continually present in all that she put her hands upon. Heavenly Father will direct the children in all their ways. We magnify the name of the Lord with thanks giving over all that you left behind. The mighty hands of the Lord will continually be the children and their mum. They shall stand as one in unity IJN. Amen and Amen."
"Very sad you are not around to celebrate your 55th birthday but your spirit is still here. you will always be remembered. May your gentle soul continue to rest in perfect peace. All OJESINA family remembers you and wishes you Happy Birthday in bossom of your creator."
"Otunba!! Waoh! Just like that. My dearest of friends. We shall hangout no more. At least not in this realm. May your wonderful soul rest in perfect peace until we meet again.
It was an absolute privilege and pleasure to call you my friend. The memories of you will live with me for the rest of my life. The day we started and completed the 26 mile London marathon to mark your 50th birthday, our "boys trip" to Nigeria without our respective families,your often brutal honesty towards me, in all issues. That, especially, I have missed and will continue to miss.
God bless your soul, my friend as he stands by your wife and sons"
"Akin, your demise is still a misery to many of us. We take solace in the fact that we shall meet again on the resurrection day. Sun re o."
""Uncle, the Sunday after you were laid to rest. I saw you in my dream. We visited few places together, had fun as usual. Then I asked why you left us, you mumbled few words and eventually said Grandma (your Mum) was the reason you left, I vehemently & respectfully disagreed with your excuse. We continued with our adventure of visits. It got to a point you said you wanted to go somewhere and called a bike-man, you climbed on the bike and I started to insist on taking you to where you were going, you hesitated and reluctantly came down from the bike, then I woke up.... I miss you, Uncle. The good experience of meeting you continues to linger in the mouth of many individuals, you were a different person to many.Continue to Rest In Peace. Olumilade Adelakun (Nephew)"
"Dad as I fondly called you, it's still a shock that you are gone, I still can't believe that you won't be around anymore.
The finality and fickleness of life has never been clearer to me until now.
Se bii a se n ku na nii iyi?
But I guess we should be comforted by the life you lived and how many people's life you managed to impact on during your lifetime.
Olumeeto, chairman, mediator, our father, our husband, our uncle, our friend and a guiding light to many, sun re oh Akinola Ajao omo Subuola.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands now rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
We are thankful and full of praises regardless of the gaping hole in our hearts, for we know that you have gone home to rest and we will be comforted by The Lord.
Sleep on Beloved, we'll miss you immensely."
"It's not fair how you were just taken from us like that, but God always always has a greater plan and all we can do is pray for a greater understanding of what he has installed. Uncle your life impacted so many people when you were alive, your warm spirit , and definitely your sense of humour. I always loved the relationship you and my dad had , it was great to see such a solid friendship after just a few years. Your friendship caused for our families to get closer and now I see Yemi and Ladi as my own brothers and aunty as another mother. Every time I greeted you , you would call me 'Okanlawon' and give me a high five, I laughed every time , even though at first I had no idea what it meant, I will miss that a lot. I thank you for the joy you brought to my family and definitely others. We love and miss you so much. Rest in Perfect Peace Uncle.
Love Olumide Obaseki"
"It seems as if it was a dream all this time until now. We cannot express how deeply we have missed you since your departure. You were more than a friend to us, we have because like one family. We have been to places together, we've been in and out of each others houses whenever we both felt like. We miss you so much.
Although we are sad about your departure we know that you are in a better place and God will take care of the family that you left behind. We love you but God loves you more. Rest in peace our dearest. With a lot of love from the Obasekis ."
"Every memory that you have gone brought tears to our eyes. It is hard to believe that you will no longer be found among us, but you will always live in our hearts. We love you and will forever miss you. See you at the lord's feet."
"Glory be to God for a quality life well spent. Eternal rest grant Akin o Lord. Dear Lord pls give lola the furtitude to bear the loss in the name of Jesus Christ. Father make yemi and ladi outstanding in life in Jesus name"
""you have fought the good fight and you have run the race,and you have kept the faith,i know that with God whom you serve whole heartedly while you are on earth will place a crown of glory on your head. it is a pleasure knowing you and your wife"pls watch over her and the kids. May your soul rest in perfect peace in the bossom of our Lord jesus.it is still like a dream to me, but God knows best...Sunre o brother Akin"
"My dear uncle A as I fondly call you, I can't even fathom that you're dead as I believed you could survive anything but alas death is a debt we all owe. As I sit in the first Baptist Church ijaye abeokuta for your memorial service, it's still hard to believe I won't see you again or hear your wise counsel. God bless your kind and good heart, you will be missed by a lot of people and for a long time to come."
"A TRIBUTE TO MY DEAREST FRIEND
ADIEU “Mon Friend”!
It is hard to come to terms that the curtain is drawn finally.
There is nothing else one can do than to wish you an eternal Rest in Perfect Peace
When we first met in the 80’s our relationship was purely friendship and to my family, one family.
You possessed all the attributes of a genuine friend.
Wisdom, tolerance, fairness, compassion, humility and .the ability to make everyone who was graced enough to meet you, feel special.
Till death, you never changed and no dull moments.
You were a man of impeccable character, highly principled, honest, genuine person and forever
you shall be remembered for your goodness by anyone who was fortunate enough to get to know you as a person.
I give glory to God for granting you a successful and prosperous life and although you have gone to rest with the father, I pray that your children shall continue to live and preserve your legacy of the great Akinola Kehinde.
“Rest in Peace with the Lord in Paradise; where you shall neither hunger nor thirst, where you shall continue to enjoy perpetual joy, peace and happiness until we meet to part no more. Amen
Kolapo Okusanya and Family"
"Mr. Akinola Michael Kehinde too short,
Ecclesiastes chp.3 vs 1&2 says"To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven". A time to be born and a time to die. This is your own time to answer the call and say goodbye.
My children and i were deeply saddened when we heard that you left us suddenly.
We received the news with shock and heavy heart, especially for your wife and children, although you live a short life, but it is not how far but how well. death is a debt that we all owe. This moment reminded me of your involvement in my serious marital issues in 2007 and your saying that your purpose in the earth was to make peace around families and homes but you are not a pastor. Well done my brother, in-law and friend for fulfilling your purpose before you left this sinful earth.
May God Almighty grant you eternal Rest in His bosom, and grant Lola -(ur wife), Olayemi and Oladimeji (ur children) the spirit and strength to bear your fortified loss which is irreparable.
AKINOLA MICHAEL KEHINDE REST IN PERFECT PEACE.
SUN RE OOOOO."
"Uncle ! Hum I still find it difficult that you have left us to be with your maker. It is very painful. We cant question God. Sir, What I appreciated most about you was that you lived what you confessed I.e live peaceably with all men. We love you but God love you most. We shall meet where we shall part no more where God will be Our ChairPERSON. Uncle I will preach the Gospel till Christ will come. May God Almighty comfort all your loved ones you left behind. Uncle good night.May your gentle soul rest in peace.... Lowuro ojo Ajinde Tara tokan yo pade........."
"Well, what can i say. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
God will comfort and uphold your family at this difficult time.
Shola and Tunde Ojo"
Book of Ecclesiastes - A Time For Everything
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboreth?
I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God. I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
The Bible, King James Version
REST IN PEACE"
"TRIBUTE TO A RARE GEM – AKINOLA KEHINDE
“There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die…" (Ecclesiastes 3:1-2). The passing on to glory of Mr. Michael Akinola Kehinde is just becoming real. We spoke together on 26th December, 2013. You recalled the challenges you had faced for over a month, and you assured me that the siege was over, only to receive the devastating news that you were gone in less than 48 hours after.
Akin, you were more of a brother to me than a friend for over three decades. You never lived your life to become a burden to anyone; instead, you carried the burdens of many people. I could not believe that you would leave us so early in this race called life. No words or emotions can describe how much it hurts to realize that your lovely wife and sons as well as relatives and friends will no longer see you. Your demise is an enormous loss to everyone who has had the opportunity of having contact with you. You were a loving husband to your wife, a caring father to your sons, a rallying point to the Kehinde dynasty of Ijaye-Abeokuta, and a wonderful companion to friends. A devout Christian, a comforter - always willing to help the helpless; a philanthropist - always willing to touch and impact lives, you were too nice to a fault.
You played the wonderful role of a Choirmaster at The First Baptist Church, Ijaye-Abeokuta in the 80s and 90s. You were such a committed leader. You stood by me during my time of grieve. You were the rallying point to every community you found yourself, while here on earth. The Christars Society (of The First Baptist Church, Ijaye-Abeokuta), the Baptist Boys High School Old Boys Association, the Ojesina Family, to mention a few, will surely miss you.
Akinola Ajao, sleep well until the resurrection morning, when we shall meet to part no more. Your sweet memories will forever remain green in our minds. May God Almighty grant us all, the fortitude to bear the loss and the strength to survive this tragedy. Sun re o.
"Life is so short it's difficult to believe that you are gone. I am deeply saddened. My thoughts are with your family. Lord of Host will uphold your wife and children. It's been a long way we worked together in the ministry of Lands and Housing then joined military in 1979/80. We all later become a soldier for Christ. Then got married to our lovely sister Lola we can never forget your labour of love, humility and support. I normally call you my brother. Heavenly father will support your family. King of Glory will encourage sister Lola and the boys. It is well."
"My dear brother who will i now take the mickey out at CFT of where to sit with the bribe of there being a fiver on the seat....RIP
you will be sorely missed..."
"Words cannot express how sad we are that you left us so suddenly. The news of your passing was received with shock; we still exchanged greetings on Christmas day, just few days before.
We celebrate the life you lived; selfless, giving, uniting extended family members at every given opportunity. We shall all miss you!
I would miss your greetings; “eku dede iwo yi o”, “se ko easy ju? “se ewa okay?”. There was never a dull moment with you! Yours was a large heart!
Sun re o, Ajao Olumota Ibon.
Good night, till we meet to part no more. - Funmi Akomolafe (Niece)"
"We love you but God loves you best. When you said good night on the 26th we didn't realise you are going home to heaven . Dearest counsellor/brother you will be missed greatly . Your smile, your words of wisdom and encouragements ,and the grace of resolving issues diplomatically we will miss. We know a man who is humble and respectful and that man is our bro Akin fondly called the counsellor. We will miss you but the legacy you have left behind will linger on in our hearts. We pray that God will uphold the entire family till we meet again at Jesus feet. We love you but God loves you best .Odi owuro."
"Still sinking in. We are reminded yet again that the memories we leave behind are our legacy and really all that counts. Uncle Akin, you have definitely left behind a legacy that will live on in our hearts and minds. You will no doubt be missed, still you are in a much better place."
"I received your death with shock and a heavy heart, especially for wife Lola and the children.
I thank God for your life, for you lived a happy life even though it was short. May our faithful God grant you eternal rest in His Bosom and grant Lola and the children the fortitude and strength to bear your irreplaceable loss. Rest in peace."
"Though your exit from this sinful world was very sudden and painful but we take solace in almighty God and in the good works you were able to do while alive,indeed you have completed your task.
"UNCLE" as fondly called,we will miss your contribution to the entire family,continue to rest in the bosom of the almighty till we meet to part no more.
"Dear Mr Akinola Kehinde,
It was Saturday 28th, September 2013 at LAGOS ISLAND RESTAURANT, 417 LEA BRIDGE ROAD.E10 7EA we last seen one another and other colleagues during our Alma mater meeting (UK/Ireland chapter. Not knowing that the idea proposed by the current president in which we all agreed to and you particularly indeed indicated your great enthusiasms for the project. It was unfortunate that death took you away. We all loves you however, the Almighty God loves you more than any one of us. We are going to miss your kindness and your conscientious mind. Death is what we owe and it’s inevitable we can only pray that we all reach an acceptable age that is desirable before the death take us away.
Though your exit is so sudden, irreparable and so painful,
Your good works, sense of humor and fatherly input speaks
louder, still resonates and gives a feeling that you probably
just stepped into the next room.
We wished you could stay with us longer, for you were a
major focal point in our big family.
Till we meet again at the pearly gates of heaven, may your
soul be at peace as you rest in the Lord’s bossom.
"We just can't believe that you're gone - all so soon. Those more eloquent than us have left - and are leaving - their messages. We can only say sleep well, sleep sound!!
We are missing you and will continue to do so.
""To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die"; Akin, though your sojour in this world was brief, but eventful, sleep on dear beloved, May light perpetual continue to shine on your beautiful soul until the resurrection day when we shall all meet at the feet of Jesus. Sunnre o."
"May his soul rest in perfect peace"
"May his soul rest in perfect peace"
"Adieu! Adieu!! Adieu!!!.... You are only asleep, you shall rise again in Glory. May the Lord comfort us all & grant the family grace to bear the loss."
""Uncle"....that's how I called you! I returned from a trip to hear you left us, wished the hand if the clock could go backwards! I saw you last in October at a party. You are always one to honour and celebrate with others.....I hugged you, you said I looked well....mmmm! I have no words, but this I know, that death has no victory. You are resting with your maker and saviour....one you served all the time I've known and even way before. We love you, God loves you more. We'll miss you, but the Holy Spirit will comfort us and fill the gap you left behind! Good night x"
"We will miss you dearly Bro Kehinde but I know the Lord will fill the gap you left and comfort your wife and children IJN"
"May the God almighty give comfort to the members of his family and my condolence to all family,friends, colleagues and loved ones.
May your soul rest in perfect peace in the bosom of our Lord.
Eyin oku a dara .... SUN RE OOOOOO"
"Baba legba, oko Lola, sun re o."
"I am still in a shock, Cant beleive you are dead.
I can never forget how you treated me when i had issue with the national president. You came into the issue and you solved it.
You are going to be missed.
We met only twice,first time in your house and second time at the burial of Amere.
So soft spoken, calm, respectful and also with a clean appearance.
May God comfort all of us you left behind mostly your wonderful family amen."
"Still remember your immaculate school uniform, how clean you always appeared and May you appear spotless before Him (Amen). May God grant you eternal rest. Goodbye my dear senior May your Soul rest in perfect peace (Amen)
Dr Johnson Shodeko 75/80"
Our last conversation was that we will meet at 2014 BBHS Convention in New York. Well, man proposes; God disposes. We love you; but God loves you more.
Thank you for the amazing work you did on this Earth. Thank you for upholding the ethos of Nulli Secundus. Thank you ... Thank you ... Thank you.
"Death is the commencement of immortality". You will forever live in our hearts until we meet again.
May your gentle soul forever live in perfect peace, Amen.
BBHS Old Boys' Association
USA & Canada Chapter"
"You are full of humility and words of encouragement,so you expressed when I met you in 2002.May your gentle soul rest in the bossom of our Lord and Saviour.Adieu. Omololu Ilori"
"Its not how far but how well.U had done your best and left when your creator knew it was best for you.May God grant you eternal rest in His bossom and your family the fortitude to be this irreparable loss.Rest in Peace my Dad and Senior."
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