- 47 years old
- Date of birth: May 2, 1968
- Place of birth:
Berkeley, California, United States
- Date of passing: Jul 1, 2015
- Place of passing:
Houston, Texas, United States
|Let the memory of ATINUKE be with us forever|
"Alone in my thoughts, thinking of you and the memories we shared. It has taken me a whole year to put all my thoughts and feelings on paper. Dreading to pour it all out because it makes it all a reality.
Tinuke mi, my dear friend since the day I entered ISI. You were never without a smile. Even when you used to tell me off about my lack of interest in fashion. Whenever, I needed you, you were there. Tinu, I miss you so much. It hurts so deeply when I think of one of the last discussions we had a few months before you left us, about me coming to see you in Houston. How I wish I had jumped on the next available flight to see you. Oh what a missed opportunity to see you just once more on earth. An opportunity missed, never to be regained.
Tinu, despite the pain you must have been going through, you were very good at hiding it so well from me. So you can imagine the shock I had that you were gone at around the same time I was trying to reach you and the Bbm was not going through. Tinu, you were an inspiration to me. The legacy you left me is to always keep in touch with people and be there for them when in need just like you were for me.
Life is so unfair but as a Christian, I know you are in Heaven. For that alone, I am happy knowing that by His Grace, we will meet again.
Atinuke, my beautiful, ever-smiling angelic friend. I love you and miss you so much. Never will I forget you. Sun re o omo Olorun."
"Grateful to God for the opportunity to make our paths to cross Tinu. I know heaven indeed gained a smiling angel. You are always in my heart. Looking forward to seeing that smile when we meet at the feet of Jesus. Forever missed...."
"Sweetheart it's been a year today since you left your "footprint" on God's green earth to a much better place....I really have missed you, alot has happened since you left Tinu. I will tell you all about it when we meet again by his grace. CTRIPP my dearest friend and sister."
"Atinuke Sun re O! You are sorely missed but will never be forgotten, dear friend."
Sometimes the heart is too heavy to express itself. I never thought this was the news I would hear now. Sweet are the memories. Rest in the Lord's arms"
"Love u sister . Continue to rest in perfect peace"
"Atinuke…An Angel is gone!!
In the midst of my grief, I am faced with the daunting task of crafting a eulogy for an extraordinary person, Atinuke Ademuwagun my best friend, my sister, my angel.
A humble, selfless, quiet, gentle, caring, loving, giving, thoughtful, hardworking and extremely religious friend that has over the years not only been a friend to me but also a sister.
She has always been there for me especially in the darkest most painful phase in my life when I lost my mum a few months ago, even though she was ill she went all out to coordinate my friends made herself available to me day and night, especially during sleepless nights; she phoned me every night for the first few weeks at exactly 12midnight to about 2am until I could sleep…saying everything and nothing in particular.
With her demeanor I always suspected that she was an angel sent to earth to touch lives which she did without any restrictions. Personally she touched my life in ways that can never be verbally spoken, she was a true friend and a true friend is someone that must be celebrated.
I shall miss you more than words can ever begin to explain, I love you but God loves you more.
Heaven has received an Angel….RIP dearest."
"Wow its amazing how time flies. I remember your favorite blue shoes back when we were all teenagers. Always thought I would see you again since then. Stay blessed Tinu."
You have fought the good fight....kept the faith, so we know that you are with our Lord Jesus. Therefore, we have hope that we will see again ...
Sleep well Tinu"
May your kind soul rest in eternal peace, Amen."
"We have lost a friend. We mourn the untimely departure of a gem. We will miss the gentle nature of Tinuke. We will miss the strong, stern determination of a loved one who knew that cancer could take away life but choose to fight to the very end. We are encouraged by your departure that once there is life there is hope; and no matter what may come our way we should fight the good fight of faith to the very end. Our hearts may be broken but our spirit is lifted.
In your death we find comfort in the loving arms of our father in heaven; who says in His words that if our hope is only limited to this earth, we are of all men most miserable. We are rest assured that soon and very soon we will see you again. We will see you walking on the street of Gold without any trace of cancer; victorious over chemotherapy, smiling and welcoming us to your father and our father’s house in heaven. In your death there is beauty and there is gain.
Heaven gained and heaven is beautified the more because, precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints, Psalm 116:15. In your death, the saints of God remaining on earth are beautified because the word of God promised to “appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes” Isaiah 61: 1-3. In your death sinners are beautified with salvation “for the Lord will beautify the meek with salvation” Psalm 149:4. Thank you Tinu for leading the way; your death is not in vain. We will miss you.
Leke and Tinuke Banjo
On Behalf: RCCG, New Wine Chapel Family."
"May you find comfort in the hands of angels.
You shall live in the hearts of those who loved you and thus never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Tinu."
There's certainly no "whispery" and smiley voice like yours. Gentle and warm you always were in about the 35 years that I had known you. Your passing was a rude shock to us and the only memories that I would keep are your sweetness and smile - all I can see now as I write this. Rest forever in His arms dear Atinuke.
"Tinuke a friend and a mentor you shall be missed dearly.
A unique breed I must say. A selfless sister with a large heart, you were always ready to assist. You were quite supportive; very generous with information. Hmm where do I begin to share the goodness I benefited from knowing you?
To think we both were in the same line of business, Tinuke was very resourceful "the to go person" whenever there was a hitch or hiccup. She was there all the way for me. She held my hands till I took the bold step of starting my own business. Always encouraging and reassuring me of my actions.
Very considerate never wanting to invade other peoples space. I remember how you helped me with the pass at the trade show in Vegas. The memories of that trip are greatly treasured and would be with me for a very long time. How you helped me stock up my shop last summer. How you listed the dos and don'ts of the business.
Dear Tinu, I cant seem to find the appropriate words to express how I appreciate all your support. I am grateful to the almighty that our paths crossed.
I pray that the Almighty would give all those who knew you especially your family, friends and customers the strength to deal with your absence.
Atinuke sun re!"
"Atinuke dear your premature departure has left a profound and painful void in our hearts.
I personally can give testimony to your selfless devotion, kindness and the loving support you were able to give others.
We shall miss your good nature and gentle disposition.
We shall miss the warmth in your gorgeous brown eyes.
We shall miss your contagious heart- felt laughter and sparkling smile.
May your gentle soul rest in peace. Amen.
Sun re o Atinuke Omo Ademuwagun."
"Tinuke your sweet self and smile shall never be forgotten. Rest in perfect peace of the Lord with your gentle soul. Adieu"
"Sis mi, I remember you everyday as each day goes by, I still have the notes of how to take a cab, where to change my money and the shops to visit on my arrival in China.I also remember the day you took Ayotemi my daughter all day School shopping in Houston because you dint want us to spend a cent in Canada as you told us it was a more expensive to do so.You put the colour scheme together for her cloths, beddings and bath.You packed her luggage for her and gave a motherly talk which I just discovered. How many things can I start to recall? You came to our lives through Tayo my sister but you stayed in our lives as an Angel , whom we did not know was in our midst.Sleep Peacefully egbon mi rere!"
"My Aunty with plenty money, big bucks. You will be forever missed. Keep God company till we come."
"TINUKE Mi ........ The Meaning of Friendship
My beautiful friend is gone, gone to be with the Lord, needed in heaven to join the angles having been angelic here on earth. Beautiful Souls are taken up quickly so that they will not be corrupted by a desperately evil world. God himself misses them and wants them close.
Tinuke is one of such, caring and loving, selfless to a fault, never tired of helping or wary of lending a hand. never petty always putting other people first. I enjoyed her company to the fullest , hardworking ,creative , enterprising , fun loving , vibrant , fashionable , accommodating describes her.
She understands me completely , my confidant, my companion, my shopping buddy , she supported me in every way, she shared in my joy and shared her family with me. Extended loving courtesies to mine , Her home became my second house, her family like an extension of mine. In the last 18 years, she showed me the true meaning of friendship and became one closer than a sister. If there is a chance to relive life, I will choose you over and over again as my friend.
Words fail me to express how truly a wonderful person you are and how much I will miss you. I shudder at the thought of the times when I will need a shoulder and you won’t be at the end of the phone or when I will need someone to tell me as it is and I will not find you. Sweet Holy Spirit be there.
You were a rock to a number of us and i hope we will be able to find solace that you are with the Lord. Called up to a better place; for a higher purpose.
I love you so much my darling friend but God loves you more.
One of your last words to me “Atinuke, a pade layo”
My friend with the big F sun re ooo
"Oh my Tinu. All I remember of our days in Philly was your sweet and gentle spirit. Although we lost touch I always asked about you. Sadness fills my heart completely today as I only just heard. I am convinced you are in peace and with the Lord. I'm grateful to God that you crossed my path. Absent from the body, present with the Lord. What a joy to know that we shall meet again in the New Jerusalem where we shall no longer mourn or cry as my eyes are filled with tears today. Rest in peace dear friend. Rest in peace."
"TRIBUTE TO MY FRIEND AND SISTER - ATINUKE
Ore mi...Atinuke! I really can't believe that I will not see you on this side of Life anymore. My GOOD friend...selfless to the core, helpful, resourceful, energetic, hardworking, generous, unassuming, beautiful inside and outside. My fashionable friend. Wow!
You've been part of my life for such a long time. Our entire families are interwoven. I was trying to recall when we first hit it off as friends before we became bound as family, but my memory fails me. Being such a long time, I may have taken our friendship for granted. I wished I had called more, travelled with you more, spent more quality times with you and even done more. Nonetheless, I am glad we shared so many memories...from ISI, Philly days, Shopping sprees, Christmas Day celebrations and even more recently, in the days of your low strength, like when I visited you in May. Whilst you shared many of my life changing experiences - wedding shopping, engagement in Iyah Gbedde, births of my daughters, I wished I had the joy of sharing such with you too.
I however take solace in the fact that I know for sure, and with all certainty that you are at rest in the Lord's bosom. You definitely fought a good fight. You handled your trying times with so much strength, grace and faith. In your usual countenance, you remained strong till the end, ever smiling and caring for others around you, when you ought to be cared for. You made restitution with God and the angels counted you worthy...you made your peace with The Lord and you slept in Him. Though we grieve knowing that we will not see you anymore on this side of life, I have no doubt you're in a Glorious place.
My entire family - the Jemibewon's and Kola-Daisi's knew you as "Ore Tayo". Though you were older than me, I mothered you. You're a special one. I loved you unconditionally. I love you and will always love you, My beautiful friend and sister with a large, kind and beautiful heart.
Sun re o!
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