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Olufunto Olubukola OMOTAYO
  • 21 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 14, 1981
  • Place of birth:
  • Date of passing: Oct 24, 2002
  • Place of passing:
You lived as a light set on a hill, You left this world in a blaze of glory, 10 YEARS ON, You continue to shine…
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Olufunto OMOTAYO, 21, born on August 14, 1981 and passed away on October 24, 2002. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ebunoluwa Oloyede on 24th October 2016

"Miss you dear"

This tribute was added by Wole Akosile on 14th August 2016

"I remember meeting this young, cool, beautiful lady at my cousins and was impressed with her intelligence, maturity, faith and calmness. Funto your life was short but you left your imprint in the sands of time, you are never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Temitope Omotayo on 14th August 2016

"Tido, we miss you greatly, rest on my darling sister."

This tribute was added by Ebunoluwa Oloyede on 14th August 2016

"Funtido!!!! Rest on dear."

This tribute was added by Ebunoluwa Oloyede on 14th August 2015


This tribute was added by Oladimeji Ogunyinka on 15th August 2014

"hmmmm...... FUNTO i do remember does days at Ikoyi baptist church when we laughed at the way u bounced wen walking and ur ever love for rest in the bossom of the Lord Almighty...."

This tribute was added by nneka nwaobi on 14th August 2014

"Funto I can remember when I used to chase you about and you would always say nneka nau don't u get tired of looking for my trouble. You were one of my dearest classmates. I was really hoping to see u after school and then I heard the horrible news. I can remember ur smile, long fingers and ur walk that always used to make me laugh. I miss u dear friend. FUNTO OMOTAYO! I would always say or FUNTI. Continue to rest God's beautiful child."

This tribute was added by Damola Oluwo on 14th August 2014

"Continue to rest in peace, dear friend. You sat behind me ss1 to ss3, and I can never forget you. Such a gentle soul, always puts a smile on everybody's face. You are one of the reasons I do believe that the very best of us leave this world early to go and be with The Lord. I also know that you left an amazing impression with the people you knew.  Orun a ke o. Sun re o."

This tribute was added by Kay Lord on 14th August 2014

"Funto, I don't know you, but with what I have read here, you share an uncommon similarity to my late wife who passed on over 10 years ago. Why do great people and lovers of God go home so early? I guess only God Himself has an answer for that. May your soul continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord. Agape!"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Ibezim-Atuzie on 14th August 2014

"How can I ever forget that smile.that bouncy walk.That passion for the things of God.Oh all the songs you taught me.We spoke and were supposed to meet at gnet that year.But u never made it.U chose to be with the Lord like apostle Paul would say.I miss you so much.A lot has happened over the years but one thing remains-the impact you had on every one that came in contact  with you.Sleep on dear friend! !!!"

This tribute was added by Temitope Omotayo on 14th August 2014

"Funtido, to say we miss you is an understatement, you made such a great impression on me, how wonderful it would have been if you were still with us, hmmmm, we thank the Lord for the life you lived."

This tribute was added by Nicky O on 14th August 2014

"Continue to rest in peace our beautiful friend.... What a privilege to have known you."

This tribute was added by betchi Wamyil on 14th August 2014

"Its amazing going through memory lane. I was pretty young then. I do remember how your mum was in a state of grief. When i heard, i thought something was not right since you were young, beautiful and always smiling(literally)...... Thanks for the legacy and the lessons you left for us to emulate......."

This tribute was added by Akin Rotimi on 14th August 2014

"I can only imagine the woman you would have become by now.
I remember you now as always; fondly challenged by your faithful Christian walk.
Happy 33rd posthumous birthday my friend!"

This tribute was added by Kashimana Tsumba on 21st July 2014

"You were an amazing classmate.FGGC sagamu. The wonder years...You live on, for to live is Christ and to die is gain. Death were is your sting? WE shall meet again at his feet."

This tribute was added by KEMI SOWEMIMO on 24th October 2013


This tribute was added by Adaora Chima on 16th December 2012

"When Funto and I were assigned to the same desk in Sagamu, I recall wondering if it would be a good match. I wasn't sure I would get along with this thoughtful looking 'tomboy'. The year that passed was one of an amicable relationship, full of friendly mischief. Funto was calm, smart, and definitely made an impression on me. May her soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Abby Sokunbi on 5th December 2012

"Remember you very well from Sagamu days and whenever I think of you, what comes to mind is your smile, your walk, your "happy-go-lucky" nature. Not even one single negative thought comes to mind. You were just you, happy. Some things we never get an explanation for but knowing you walked with Christ here on earth you can only be in a better place indeed. Miss you"

This tribute was added by ibilola famugbode on 21st November 2012

"Funto!I remember the yr u became my bunky at Fggc Sagamu,I remember the easy going tomboy u were back then.We were so different but u were so easy to get along with so we did just fine.Then as God would have it we gained admission the same year at O.O.U where we wd stop to gist in front of mini campus.U were sold out to christ so I know ur in a better place.I'm sure w'l meet again someday."

This tribute was added by Racheal Odunewu on 3rd November 2012

"Wow!!! I'm reading through all these tributes & I'm amazed @ how much impact you made & the impression you left on everyone who had the opportunity to meet you. You will not be forgotten; although, I never met you, I'll never forget you because you've just made an impact on me even in your absence. I'm sure you're soaring in the bossom of The Lord... RIP Funto!!!"

This tribute was added by Akan Etuk on 30th October 2012

"Funto was my brightest example of a young person living holy. Completely set apart to Jesus, her life radiated peace and love. I believe God called her home early for his glory. If all the soul searching I had to do is anything to go by, I know she died not in vain. Rest well, beautiful soul."

This tribute was added by Samuel Abayomi Orija on 28th October 2012

"These are great tributes to  a departed soul. This is a testimony that I should live my life well in Christ while am still privilege to make use of oxygen gas. May God continue to be with the families you left behind and as well grant your soul eternal rest. RIP Olufunto Omotayo!"

This tribute was added by Adeniji Hebron on 27th October 2012

"I'm speechless!...just saw the true definition of christian impact! here...i'll tow this line i promise...R.I.P!"

This tribute was added by Opeyemi Ogunsola on 27th October 2012

"This is heart-rending!How can the exploits of a 21-year old command such following,10 years on?This is awesome.Interestingly,I am of the same age.Just rest on in God's bossom.You are added to the list of people i want to meet when i get to Heaven."

This tribute was added by daniel obazee on 27th October 2012

"" I walked into FECA VI years ago as the then WESTERN REGIONAL SEC on a regional visit, you stepped forward to receive me and made my stay memorable and never to be forgotten. Your smile, your friendship and your hospitality was none to be compared to . Your love for God was seen by all and thats the beauty you left behind. Remain in JESUS bosom till we meet to part no more ."

This tribute was added by Temi Doh on 27th October 2012

"Thanks for being an  inspiration not just to me,but to everyone u came in contact with.Your letter...priceless."

This tribute was added by Adeolu Ogunnubi on 26th October 2012

"Never really thought that story dat u passed on was true..U were such a beautiful soul...I met u in FECA VI and i still remember the smiles...d passion...the simplicity of ur person...FUNTO...WE ALL MISS U IN FECA LAGOS !...Ten years already...We take consolation that the resurrection morning would soon be here and we all shall be reunited never to be seperated again...Sleep on! FUNTO !!"

This tribute was added by Oluwaseun Oyawale on 26th October 2012

"New Testament in the Jean back-pocket, swagger in the walk belying your years, glint in your eyes at the mention of the Word and penchant in your heart for things spiritual. Quintessential word damsel, thoughts of you remain evergreen. Funto dear, smile on...shine on. (Forever loved)"

This tribute was added by Mosunmade Faderin on 26th October 2012

"How times flies! Ten years already that we bid you farewell?  You touched the lives of everyone that came your way. Your passing on was a shock to all of us and we're still asking why? Our consolation is that we know you are with Our Lord. Rest in peace, Funto till resurrection day."

This tribute was added by Joke Karibo on 26th October 2012

"Rest in Peace Funto. I have so many fun memories of Funto from JSS 1N, all the trouble we got into as a class and the song she made up about some of our classmates:) It was a time of laughter and growing up. I remember her as a fun and happy girl. My heart goes out to her family and friends."

This tribute was added by Raphael Okochu on 25th October 2012

"I remember when we used to play soccer at "lift-side". You were always a free spirited person with a beautiful soul, most importantly a lover of God. Rest in peace my dear friend."

This tribute was added by Milex Hussein on 25th October 2012

"Only GOD knows why.

This tribute was added by Oluwafunto Salami on 25th October 2012


This tribute was added by Onome Mac on 25th October 2012

"Precious Funto,
Too many memories! We spoke 2weeks before. I still remember. I still miss you! You taught me "Practical Christianity"
Till we meet again!"

This tribute was added by Tosin Iyayi on 25th October 2012

"I remember Funto from way back in primary school. Not much to say but I'm highly touched by the testimonies of people who knew and walked closely with her. May her soul continue to rest in peace."

This tribute was added by falade tayo on 25th October 2012

"Though I didn't know you personally I however heard so much about you from your brother( Topeee). With what I heard you must be such a wonderful person. It quite surprising that it 10yrs already that you left this sinful world. May your gentle soul rest in The Lord."

This tribute was added by Olamipo Adebowale Bamigboje on 24th October 2012

"Funto dearie,
Memories of you are still so fresh, it's hard to believe it's already ten years. All beautiful memories. I can never forget your smile and your heart warming eyes. Rest in peace, dear friend"

This tribute was added by Buki Oyawale on 24th October 2012

"We sang together many times, worshiped our Creator with all of our hearts. I look forward to doing so with you again at the foot of the throne. Love you sis!"

This tribute was added by Opeyemi Elegbede on 24th October 2012

"I can only imagine you smiling in that funny way of yours at all these tributes. Sure looking forward to seeing you again FT."

This tribute was added by Temitope Omotayo on 24th October 2012

"Tido, i miss you so much. a lot times i imagine you married with children, but i'm really honoured to have met you, the times we shared, growing up, the way you bounced when you walked, your smile, your passion, your love for God. I give glory to God for your life. Your life continues to inspire me."

This tribute was added by bukola dabiri on 24th October 2012

"I remember clearly the last time I saw you, it was in FGGC sagamu 1998, we said our goodbyes on the corridor and wished ourselves goodluck on our future endeavours, hw can I forget u funto, u made me feel welcomed in a new school when I was lonely and needed  a friend, u were really nice to me. We love u but God knows best. Adieu dear friend."

This tribute was added by olumide ogunleye on 24th October 2012

"as much as we love you God loves you most..
I personally am consoled by the fact that you lived your life for God and for this you will forever rest in the bossom of our almighty.
Bye till we meet to part no more in paradise.."

This tribute was added by Raphael Iheanacho on 24th October 2012

"I knew the Omotayo family, grew up with all the kids. Tope, Seye and Funto. Funto was quiet, even shy at times. But it was clear that she was a darling. I was sad to hear of her demise. As i read all these tributes, i am moved to tears. To know that even after ten years Funto still resonates in our minds is a blessing. It is the impression one leaves behind that tells our story. Bless you."

This tribute was added by olumide ogunleye on 24th October 2012

"so quickly 10yrs have passed, how time flies. Growing up with you,i can confirm alot of the things said about you in this page..
Truly you had a strong personality.
Yeah you had this interesting way of walking.
Yeah you were truly passionate about the gospel,even in an uncommon way..
Yeah you lived but a short life but obviously you made an impact..
You were part of my childhood so this much"

This tribute was added by Iyobosa Idehen-Sanni on 24th October 2012

"hmmm...its been 10 yrs already..woowwww. Funto you were a gem really, easygoing and fun...i remember a song u formed about dinner and stuff..anytime i remember the song , a smile forms on my lips just at the same time my eyes tear up. You will be fondly remembered. Rest in peace dear"

This tribute was added by Baderin Banjo on 24th October 2012

"Dearly beloved, I never met u neither do I know u but I am amazed at what I read on this page today. U passion for the lord and his work here on earth, I know this generation has lost a great vessel in the hands of the master. This page to me is also a reawakening call to do more fore the Lord, Beloveth U are just asleep and we shall meet when the roll is called yonder, Adieu

This tribute was added by Ochuko Okotie on 24th October 2012

"Awwww.... Funto, may your soul continue to rest in peace ...."

This tribute was added by Ayokunle Oyawale on 24th October 2012

"I remember your first day at FECA V.I and how I was assigned to follow up on you. Thanks for your simple heart. When we last saw we walked and laughed, and I held your hand for the first time...not knowing it would be the last. You were a rock of support to me, not failing to scold me even though i was President and you, Secretary. Your life is an undying light to all who knew u...Thanks."

This tribute was added by Ademoye Oluwaseun on 24th October 2012

"Funto, you came,ran your race & conquered.It was very difficult accepting that you had gone,but it was comforting knowing undoubtedly that you had gone to rest in our Father's bosom.
Hmmn,your memory remains fresh in my heart;the way you shed tears when you laugh too much, regular sneezing, love for trousers &strict allegiance to Christ Jesus.Miss U"

This tribute was added by Ama Azobu on 24th October 2012

"Funto, i remember you darling, i remember because you were one of the most friendly heart warming people i have ever met. The last time we saw was in Shaggy 1998 but you made a lasting impression on me just like you did everyone that you met. I know you are with the lord, Till we meet again dear...Rest peacefully"

This tribute was added by Adesoji Odugbose on 24th October 2012

"You were a dear sister and a special friend. I still remember your passion for Ministry and the things of the Lord.
Funto, your years on earth has left an indelible mark on us."

This tribute was added by philippa odika on 24th October 2012

"I am deeply touched as to your loss even tho the last I saw of u was 1997 when I left FGGC sagamu.
I'm just hearing about ur exit. I. Remember your smile and how u used to come to my bunk and have a tate-a-tate. I know we shall oneday see again in glory.
May ur gentle soul rest in peace"

This tribute was added by sola oshinowo on 24th October 2012

"Funto,i remember you as an amiable lady,the last time i saw you was during the send forth for raymond,continue to rest in the bossom of the Lord jesus christ"

This tribute was added by Christina Briggs on 24th October 2012

"Funto, i will never forget you, sagamu days, js1 //2, Ini was my seatmate and you actually made up a funny song about both of us, my hommie, you were calm, sweet, always smiling... you were a rare gem... loving you always......"

This tribute was added by Amy Duru on 24th October 2012

"Thoughts of you come to my mind throughout the year.... And feel the world was robbed of a true Gem... I know tha you are making waves over there like you did here.... Truly touching the lives of others... You will forever be missed bunkie me... Sun re till we meet again..."

This tribute was added by Rotimi Agidee on 24th October 2012

"Funto, I will never forget all the fun we had growing up. You had a kind heart and warm smile.

This tribute was added by Sina Sipasi on 24th October 2012

"Whao! It's ten years since Funto was gone. I remember the awful event on the way to G Net. I remember the passionate young lady with a bright smile. I remember, fondly, the zeal for evangelism that she shared with her friends in FECA and at the University. I am comforted that we will meet again at the feet of Christ when we answer the final call."

This tribute was added by Adefioye Stephen on 24th October 2012

"what attracted me is that u knew the lord i promise to serve the lord more and to others about him,see u on the ressurection morning."

This tribute was added by Tejumade Wale on 24th October 2012

"Sweet is the remembrance of the Righteous. I didn't know you, we never met, only read about you in today's paper. The tributes that were posted above moved me to tears and also made me have a rethink on my life on earth. That is to say to you, that even in the grave, you are still impacting lives. Rest on Beloved of The Lord!"

This tribute was added by KEMI SOWEMIMO on 24th October 2012

"I never knew you,but i believe with what have read you are resting with the father lord..........
Rest on till we part no more"

This tribute was added by Kayode Andrew on 24th October 2012

"Funto, I didn't know you when you were on earth but what others have said about your life have touched and moved me. In the best of times, life is short, a mist. What joy to know that death is but a transition to eternity. I'm glad you knew the Author of Eternity and you're in His care now. He'll comfort your family down here on earth. Amen."

This tribute was added by Tosin Osajuyigbe on 24th October 2012

"Funto, u always knew how to put a smile on anyone's face, u inspired me so much with d way u loved God and d way u loved everyone; so ive gat no doubt in my heart dt ure resting in d arms of d Lord. u wr a special gift to d world &even though we had u just for a short while i appreciate it all thesame. ure fondly remembered my dear friend and uld forever live in our hearts dearest Funto."

This tribute was added by Prince Adebayo on 24th October 2012

"Funto i read punch newspaper this morning (24/10/2012)& ask they said you have gone which i felt so bad about it, but it's destiny that evry1 wil go, we love you but GOD Almighty who created the heaven, earth and you, love you must then the way we love and i pray that may your soul rest in gentle peace. We missed you but it's definitely sure we will still meet again in paradise.... Bye Bye"

This tribute was added by Ebunoluwa Oloyede on 24th October 2012

"Hmmm,seems you are nearby yet at a distant,you had such a strong personality that makes me remember you everyday,never knew you were saying goodbye that day when you said to me twice "just hug me" even after the incidence i bent over you believing God for a miracle but i also heard those words clearly" im in a better place" that has been my solace an answer to my queries, i love and miss u"

This tribute was added by Fisayo Owolabi on 24th October 2012

"Funti-dodo... I miss you o...Your laughter, our lengthy conversations. You knew the Lord...

Time can never erase the indelible mark your passing made....But the name of Our Lord be praised. Amen."

This tribute was added by Folu Owolabi on 23rd October 2012

"Funtido, time can never wipe away the memory of you in mine heart. For you are an indelible part of my childhood and life.. the birthdays, times you spent over with us- your cousins, the songs we composed together etc. Till we meet again dear gem, remain rested and resting in the bossom of the Father. For "He shall wipe every tear from our eyes" (Rev. 21:4) when we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Tsuwa Thompson on 22nd October 2012

"I loved Funto as a dear sister. I remember helping her with her studies barely days before she fell asleep in the Lord.10 years on and I still feel the sadness I felt the day we said bye to you.Our only comfort is that we will see again but you are missed Funto. I miss your quirky smile; your interesting walk; but most of all your dedication and diligence to folks and the Lord. Sleep well"

This tribute was added by 'Tunji Agbaje-Martins on 22nd October 2012

"Olufunto was a rear gem, a lady of unquestionable character, bold as the Lioness and passionate for the gospel in an uncommon way. She sang, played the Keyboard, acted drama, active in outreach, functioned in media & communication and the list goes on. She had been greatly missed since then.
Our comfort & hope is the resurrection morning"

This tribute was added by seyin olusanya on 22nd October 2012

" time flies! I still remember as though it were yesterday when your dad broke the news to us,that was a serious rude shock! I know you lived a short life on earth,but it was an impactful one and I know that we will all meet again at the feet of Jesus.Rest well my sister, till we meet again!"

This tribute was added by Kemi Olagunoye on 21st October 2012

"You indeed were a shinning light. It is hard to believe that its been this long. You will always been our hearts as a witness cheering us on to be that salt to the earth."

This tribute was added by Olatokunboh Eletu-odibo on 21st October 2012

"You will forever remain in our hearts sweet Funto. It all seemed like yesterday since you passed away we love and miss you, but The Lord God in Heaven loves you most and I know you are sat with Him smiling down at us all on earth. Forever in our hearts, and we shall see you in the presence of the most High in time."

This tribute was added by Babyzico Ozioma on 21st October 2012

"I remember that day. It was my elder sister's birthday and together with brethren from FECA you came to celebrate with her. That was the last time I ever saw you alive. And then I was in school and a teacher who was familiar with you told me about your passing. It was a very rude shock. I was upset, sad and unhappy but I am consoled by the knowledge that you are at rest and at peace."

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