- 89 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 27, 1926
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Jun 27, 2016
- Place of passing:
|Let the memory of our dearest GO be with us forever.......Mum has Gone to be with God in Glory!|
"Mummy! Mummy! Mummy! Thank you for your love and kindness. Thank you for never given up on me. Thank you for been the pride of the OGUNBAYOs. Thank you your generosity and openness. Rest Mummy! Rest! Your legacy on earth is testament to your hard work and dedication to goodness. Your place in the kingdom of our Heavenly Father is endorsed with the blood of Jesus.
Olusola and Deborah Ogunbayo & family."
"Love you forever Mum. You meant the world to me and i thank God for granting me such as loving, caring and kind mother. Not sure I'll get over ur loss G.O. I hurts, day after day, night after night.......It is well with ur soul. E ba mi ki 'Kinwunmi. Fore ofe re gba wa gbe..... your best hymn/tune. Ur forever in my thoughts."
"A tribute to our loving loving mummy
The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand
The sun goes down but gentle warmth still lingers on the land
The music stops and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains...
For every joy that passes something beautiful remains
Mummy goes home but her positive impact on our lives remains forever.
Someone said ''venit biding et vicid"
And so mummy came , saw and conquered
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Eld Tunde Aworele
A family in-law"
"Mummy you were so precious to me. I grew up knowing you as my mother at the early age of two when my parents left me with you and went to UK
You took me in and trained me with your biological children, giving me my siblings the same standard of education as your own children.
You were a pillar and a ladder that we all climbed to our various levels of success in life .
In the Ogunbayo family you were the Angel of light,the Lord used to shine the light of success and good achievement in the lives of all your nieces and nephews and other extended family members, you never differentiated, you took us all as one .Mummy your strict and high disciplined policies helped us to be able to face the various challenges we came across. All these make you a rear and precious gem. Thank you mama.
The strong upbringing you gave us has helped to instil the fear of God into us. Mama I really appreciate God for you. In fact I was thinking of what to give you for your 90th birthday when the news of your death was broken to me.
Adieu mama, may your gently soul rest in perfect peace
Omowunmi Aworele ( Nee Ogunbayo)"
"My dearest mother (mama) Mrs.Gladys Oluwafunmilayo Adesola.
I want to celebrate you . I only knew you for two years and you were the mother I never had. You took me as your son. Thank you for all the advices and words of wisdom you've always given me.
I will definitely miss that mother and son relationship (i.e. discussions). Thank you for raising such a God fearing wife (Mrs. Bukola Obadun). You will forever be in our hearts.
Love You Mama,
"My darling grandma were do I start? You would do anything and everything for all of us. You looked after us when no one would . I remember when I was 6 or 7 and you would wrap me around your legs so I couldn't escape. For that I love you. You could always control me whenever I was a manace. I don't know how but you could. We will always miss and cherish you. You are gone but you'll never be forgotten
RIP Grandma number 1
"TRIBUTE TO GRANDMA NO 1
You have touched so many lives including mine and my siblings.
You have always been very loving caring and thoughtful and these are my memories of you that I will keep
May your soul rest in peace
With love from Seyi Coker"
"“A STRONG AND GOD FEARING WOMAN INDEED-MRS GLADYS OLUFUNMILAYO ADESOLA
Mum, I am still yet to come to terms that you are gone. I want to celebrate your life because of God’s Faithfulness in your life. He (God) brought you through great challenges of life and you triumphed victoriously. You are a strong, courageous, God fearing woman, full of faith. With the sovereign help of the Almighty God, you were able to single handedly raised up six children with Godly values of which I’m one of them. You taught us about God from a very tender age. You woke us up 5:30am to pray, read the Bible and learn memory verse (psalms). We did likewise in the evening before going to bed. My Mum took us to every church program because of the love and passion she had for God. I thank God for your life Mum. You made me who I am today and I am very grateful for your impact in my life. The Godly values in me have also been passed on to my children.
I want to celebrate this great woman of faith. When my dad died on the 24th of April 1972, we all taught the end had come. My Mum was five months pregnant with our last born (Akinwale Adesola). The Eldest (Mrs Tomi Keleko) was 15yrs while I was 10yrs. But look at us today. If it had not been the Lord on our side, where would we have been? This surely must be God and God alone. My Mum was both the mother and father. She gave us herself unconditionally. She gave everything of herself to make us who we are today. Thank you Mum for been a great, precious, loving and sweet mother.
Mum would worry about my husband (Olajide) and my children (Daniel, Boluwatife, David and wuraola). Initially, I taught it was worry, but it was love, care and concern that she had for them. Mum, was always with me during and after deliveries of all my four children. Mum, doesn’t just love, care about her children, grandchildren, but she also does that to families, friends and the less privileged. Thank you Mum for everything.
During the 89th birthday celebration we had for my Mum (i.e. 27th November 2015), she was very excited and eager for the party to start. She was extremely happy that day. When the celebration started, Mum sang the hymns with so much joy and happiness. They were all her favourite hymns. I just found myself crying because God was telling me that was her last birthday but it was difficult for me to believe. Not until her death on the 27th of June, that was when I realized God had been preparing me but it was very difficult for me. I give God all the glory for all the cherishable and wonderful times we had together. Thanks Mum for been a prayer warrior all these years. Thank you for what you made of me with the help of God. We love you Mum, but God loves you best. The only assurance and confidence I have is that I know you’ve gone to a far better place. You ran the race, fought the good fight of faith, you finished well and you’ve passed the baton to us to continue the good work of Christ. You will forever be in our hearts. Love you Mum. Say hi to dad (after 44yrs). Sleep on in the loving arms of God. We are blessed to have you in our lives. Mum, sure oooo.
Your Loving daughter
"My Wonderful Grandmother
On the day June 27TH ,2016 I heard the news that my beloved grand,other had passed away.
I was heartbroken. She was like my everything.Any time I didn’t have anything to do, she was always the one to keep me busy. She was such a good listener and helper .She was very loving, caring, generous woman. All through her 89 years on earth she brought joy and happiness. I lived beside her for about 13 years of my life and through that time I was really impacted on my life. I got very attached to her. She gave such cosy hugs to me. Before I left of for school, she always prayed for me and advised on how to live and school in boarding school. REST IN PEACE ,my wonderful grandmother. You will be forever missed.
"On the 27th of June 2016, I lost a loving and God fearing woman who happens to be my grandmother.
I've had the blessing of knowing her for 19 years and her memories will always live on with me. Memories of her always bringing gifts anytime she came visiting and even when my family came visiting her in palm grove. Aside from the gifts I also loved how she always lectured me before going back to school on how to be studious and prayerful.
It's still hard to believe that my Grandma was taken from me. But I know that she is in a much better place and I will be forever grateful and thankful to God for making her my grandmother.
Rest in peace grandmother you will forever remain in our hearts.
Deborah, boluwatife Obadun"
"I forget a lot of things… but… I remember the butterfly logo on the petrol station right in front of your house, I remember your gate, how my father had to get out of the car and open both halves or sometimes help the gateman out. I remember the journey to your house, each and every time; I was always happy, I don’t know why but I was happy. I remember the joys of the family reunions; cousins of all ages, shapes and sizes poured in and out; the aunties and uncles I was expected to remember even though they were at my naming ceremony. I remember the food, music, competitions and games; I remember the end of year gathering we always had with the cousins, I remember not wanting to leave or grow up. I remember how my father loved(s) you like his mother and you him, I remember how you made him smile and laugh and I remember how my mother loved(s) you but was always worried about your welfare. That was cute and funny to watch sometimes (from my end anyways): my mother telling her mother to calm down and not worry.
I remember the first set of awards I won in grade one in Lara Day, you were there, and for my graduation you were so proud. I remember looking forward to your visits in aunty Tomi’s very cool office and the gifts. I remember you coming from afar to visit my family with ogi and moi-moi, I remember your prayers and your voice; you really loved God. I remember my first day in boarding school in Ogun state, you came you believed in me and you prayed for me and gave me money (money I couldn’t use yet but a gift I treasured). You sowed a seed in me. I remember before I left for Canada I had to see you and I did, i remember the blessings you proclaimed and now walk in the manifestations of those blessings. You called me a few times and I can still hear your voice when I think about it always caring, blessing, loving and kind hearted. I remember your laugh, your smile, your walk, and even your voice when you sang. I remember these and much more as my mother called me today to tell me that God called you… I was speechless… I don’t remember much but I remember these little things.
I thank God for the grace given to me to know and be related to you and the grace given to you to impact lives in such wonderful ways that you did. You indeed were a light shining in this world of darkness and a blessing to all both family and outside. I wish I sat down to hear your stories and your history, a chance to know you more and to learn more. You were strong, brave and a perfect role model to your children and their children. And now the responsibility falls on us to teach our children and their children about the legend of grandma Adesola; her love, service, and her legacy.
I write this tribute to honour every memory of your existence. Words aren’t enough to describe this feeling following your gracious exit, but even in sorrow I find peace and comfort in the fact that you would want us to be happy and to positively affect our surroundings as you did. I find joy in the fact that I will see you in heaven where we will live with our Creator and Saviour forever. I love you grandma, we love you. In light of this I pray that God in his infinite mercy provides us comfort, hope, peace and joy in this trying time. The grace to live our lives in honour of Grandma and to the glory of God."
"My Dearest Mother - -Mrs. Gladys Olufunmilayo Amope Adesola (aka G.O)
I was but 5 years old when my father, Reverend Akinwunmi Adesola, passed on.
From that early age, I watched my mother battle three exacting tasks of life: Widowhood, Motherhood and Single Parenthood. This she did for 46 solid years.
With love and Christian fortitude, she was triumphant!!
My mother was firm but fair, though her partiality for her sons was quite pronounced?!?!
She cherished family love and unity above all things. Very strong physically and in character. She would insist that we use the local grinder (ero) instead of an electric blender!!
My mother was stylish and graceful. Though from a humble background, she had very good taste in clothes, hats and exotic cuisine!! She so loved to dance and to travel, and I dare say I took after her in these areas.
Despite her unrelenting family workload, she found time for her extended family (as the Olori-Ebi of the Ogunbayo family), church (YMCU, Workers Union and other societies), community (Widows program) and friends (Seven Sisters).
My mother lived a life worthy of emulation. I am sure going to miss her very much!
Sleep well "G.O Super", and may God forgive your sins and grant you eternal rest!! Rest in Peace my Dearest Mother!! Amen.
Your Unique Otolorin,
Erelu Obafunmilola Abisoye Otolorin omo ADESOLA."
"A special ANGEL!!!!
On Monday the 27th of June, 2016, God welcomed a very special angel into heaven: my grandmother or as most of us, her grandchildren knew and fondly called her ‘Grandma Pedro’.
After months of battling ill health, we sadly said goodbye to an amazing woman, who brought joy to so many throughout her 89 years on earth. I can never forget the way she would call my sister and I affectionately, never by our names but by the Yoruba word ‘Ejire’ meaning twins. Over the 13 years I knew her, with some of those years when she was living on and off with us, she was a loving grandma who always thought of everyone around her and could light up the room with her beaming smile and tinkling laughter.
Although grandma stayed in our guest room, Grandma wasn’t a guest to us by any means because she was family and very beloved family at that. I remember how we would always run into the house from school and go straight to her room where we would tell her about our days in school with her ending it by saying ‘It is well.’ which I’m sure my dad got from her.
Sadly, I am going to miss Grandma dearly and I want to thank God for allowing her to live this long. Even while recovering from her fall, up until her last few days, grandma would never cease to greet us with the infamous ‘Ejire’ when we would go and visit her at her home in Pedro. I will really miss her but I know that she’s in a better place now.
May her beautiful soul rest in perfect peace and may her legacy live on through her children, her grandchildren, her great grandchild and her future descendants yet unborn. Amen!
With much love,
Ayoyimika Adesola xxx"
"A truly REMARKABLE woman!
My grandma was a truly remarkable woman. Heaven is lucky to have welcomed such a soul. She died at 89, five months to her 90th birthday and I wish I was around to have said goodbye.
The fondest memories I have of my Grandma was the fact that whenever my sister, Yimika, and I would walk into a room, she was quick to say ‘Ejire! How are you?’. She always said it with such a smile on her face and I knew that that she truly loved us.
I already miss her and our regular visits to her house, on our way to and from school. I know she is resting in perfect peace and watching all of us with a smile on her face.
Love you loads, grandma!
I will always fondly remember the very first time I saw you- Easter Monday April 15th 1974 and u asked ''which Coker are u''? And I will also always sadly remember the last time I saw you alive- Friday 24th June 2016 when you couldn't even speak anymore.
in between those 42 years you have been an inspiration and confidant to me always emphasising only the good gifts in me. Your laser-beam focus on any project and equally your intense sense of urgency once you have decided on one thing is phenomenal- only one of three in 3 million people can express this trait. You leveraged it consistently.
Your love for Seyi, Salome and Fope anytime you were in London is something we will continue to cherish forever.
THANK YOU MUMMY
GOODNIGHT ''GRANMA GRANMA''"
"Mama you are the best client of Alpha Nursing Agency.
Mama was so nice to me we play together she always like praying, mama has a particular song she love so much which was “prayer is the key” that Jesus started with prayer and ended with prayer. I don’t know when mama started but the time I know her she started with prayer and ended with prayers she was at the hospital bed she was shouting praise the lord Halleluyah. Mama I have been close to you more than my own mother nobody will be calling me Veroo I missed you mama may your gentle soul RIP
Mama Nurse over five years.
"My Tribute to Mrs. Gladys Adesola
My name is David Obadun. I am one of the grandsons of the late Mrs. Gladys Olufunmilayo Adesola. She went to be with the lord on the 27th of June 2016. Grandma was an outgoing fun loving woman who enjoyed the company of her family and loved ones.
When I think about grandma the following words come to mind: patient, loving, sweet, God-fearing, honest, caring and discipline. My grand mother had a successful life. She raised six wonderful children and even when her husband passed away, she raised them in the fear and nurture of God on her own.
Faith played an important role in the life of my grandmother. Mrs. Gladys Olufunmilayo Adesola was a strong believer in the word of God and her faith in God was one of the things that made her outstanding. Every time she was faced with a tough situation she would pray to God for guidance and He would show her a way out of the situation.
Grandma was very caring and loving. She loved children. She was the proprietor of Lara Day School not for any reason other than the fact that she loved children. She loved the idea of impacting wisdom and knowledge into children and youth.
Like it says in Ecclesiastes 3 verses 1 and 2: to everything born there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. I am grateful to God for letting my grandma spend many fruitful years here on earth. He has now seen it fit to take her to rest peacefully in His bosom for all eternity. Grandma had so many wonderful qualities and I am glad I got to know her before she died. I hope everyone remembers how special she was. Although we will all miss her dearly, let us celebrate her wonderful life.
By David Obadun"
"My name is Wuraola Faith Obadun and I am one of Oluwafunmilayo Adesola’s granddaughters. I’m honoured to take a moment to tell you about the life of my incredible grandmother,which I was blessed to have been a part of. Her life is one that should be celebrated and remembered as one filled with love and laughter.
Recently, I lost my beloved grandmother who passed away on the 27th of June,2016 from an illness and I will miss her so terribly. She was a unique lady, and the loss of her is felt deeply by many, even though she lived a well filled and godly life. For the past few months, she bravely fought through pain and seeing her suffer was hard.
My grandmother played a big part in my childhood, she taught me a lot about hard work, love, truthfulness e.t.c. but most especially she taught me to believe in God. I bless God for making her a part of my life from childhood to my young youth. She hasn't just been my grandmother but my friend. She helped me become a better human being. Spending time with her was a great pleasure. She cared for me a lot and I am thankful. I will forever be grateful to her for bringing up such a great and God fearing woman who I am proud to call my mom. I will miss my grandmother, but her spirit and strength will continue to live on in each of us and in lives that she touched.
Love you grandmother, you truly were a very special woman. You may have passed on but your memories will still be within me. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything you have done for me. I know you are in a much better place and I will be forever thankful that you are my grandmother. Rest in Peace Grandmother, I will never forget you and I will always love you.
"A TRULY REMAEKABLE WOMAN-MRS GLADYS OLUFUNMILAYO ADESOLA
Mum I thank God Almighty for the privilege of being your daughter. Thank you for your selfless and caring heart, helping hands, and loving heart. You have walked beside me, stood up for me, cried &laughed with me, faced my challenges with me and most importantly prayed for me and with me.
I am what I am today only because you were always there for me. You taught me to excel and not just succeed, love without conditions, give without reason and care without expectations. You were both mum and dad not only to us your children but also to your extended family and you excelled in this responsibility. Thanks mum for loving us all unconditionally.
Mum I celebrate your life. Words cannot express the impact your advice, prayers and endless sacrificial support has had on my life. You gave and gave and kept giving expecting nothing in return.
You taught us how to know God, Love God and have a deep relationship with him. You taught us the importance of waking up early in the morning (5:30am) to pray, read the bible and meditate on the word of God and this I passed on to my children –Oluseyi, Morenike and Fope. Thank you very much mum.
Your life was a testament of God’s faithfulness. I believe it was your fervent prayers that saw you through life’s battles. Your gentle smile brought hope to many and your simplicity said a lot about your life. Your integrity forthrightness and humility were silent examples to me of how to live a Godly life. Your commitment to God and the church was unparalleled. How can I forget a virtuous woman like you?
I remember how you encouraged us to be prayerful at all times. Your motto was ‘a family that prays together stays together’. I remember how you encouraged me to choose a day in the week to fast for my family regularly. I remember your love for custard tarts, fish and chips, bounty chocolate, and akara, wheat with ogbono / efo and fresh fish (obe eja tutu).
Mum I still cannot believe you are gone. Does this mean you will no longer join us in daily early morning prayers? visit us in The UK during the summer hols? Does this mean my children Seyi, Morenike and Fope will no longer enjoy playing pranks on you? Does this mean Fope my youngest son will no longer be able to stroke and play with your arms? Does this mean no more walks in Porters Avenue Park for fresh air? Haaaaaa death where is your victory? O death where is your sting? Thanks be to God who has given us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I miss you a lot. Ever since God called you I have consciously kept myself very busy to avoid thinking about your death and my loss. All I have done is cry and cry in my heart. I have to stop now. I really must try as the life you lived was a life full of happiness and good deeds which is a cause for celebration.I am comforted by the knowledge that you have gone to be with The Lord and I thank God because the end came quickly with dignity and without much pain.
Indeed ‘a candle went out on the earth and a saint returned to her creator. Her family is in joyful mourning but the saints in heaven are rejoicing. Her friends are saying farewell but her saviour says well done good and faithful servant welcome to my bosom’.
Mummy ooooooo you have fought the good fight, you have finished the race you have kept the faith. Now there is in store for you the crown of righteousness which the Lord will award to you on the day of Judgement. Am I Olajumoke comforted? YES INDEED.
Adieu ‘G.O’, ‘Iya Tomi’, ‘Grandma Number 1’ until resurrection day
Your loving daughter
Olajumoke Ayopo Coker"
"My Dearest Mother
Mrs. Gladys Olufunmilayo Amope Adesola (aka G.O)
I was but 5 years old when my Father, Reverend Akinwunmi Adesola, passed on.
From that early age, I watched my Mother battle three exacting tasks of life : Widowhood, Motherhood and Single Parenthood. This She did for 46 solid years.
With Love and Christian Fortitude, She was Triumphant!!
My Mother was Firm but Fair, though her partiality for her sons was quite pronounced?!
She cherished Family Love and Unity above all things. Very strong physically and in character. She will insist we use the local grinder to electric blender!!
My Mother was Stylish and Graceful. Though from a humble background, she had very good taste in cloths, hats and exotic cuisine!! She so loved to dance and to travel, i dare say, I took these from her.
Despite her unrelenting family workload, she found time for her Extended Family (as the Olori-Ebi of the Ogunbayo), Church (YMCU, Workers Union and other societies), Community (Widows program) and Friends (Seven Sisters).
My Mother lived a life worthy of emulation. I am sure going to miss her very much.
Sleep well "G.O Super", may God forgive your sins and grant you eternal rest!! Rest in Peace my Dearest Mother!! Amen."
"When I think of Grandma, three words come to mind – loving, giving and resilient. I remember times when my family would pay her visits and immediately we got home, we would hear the phone ring. It was usually Grandma calling to make sure we got home safe. This was before we had cell phones but that didn’t stop her from connecting with us. The concern she felt when any of us got sick showed how caring and loving she was. A love that was also expressed in her generosity. I currently own some of Grandma’s jewelry which she gave to me at different occasions in my life. There is a unique pair of earrings that always draws compliments whenever I wear them. I am always proud to say “thank you, my Grandma gave them to me”. I hope to pass them on to my children as a reminder of who their Great-Grandma was. Grandma's generosity was not only with pricey items like jewelry, but in many little things she did like bringing my brother and I snacks from Mr. Biggs whenever she visited in our younger years. We always anticipated her visits because we knew she would bring us something good.
Grandma was resilient. I mean only a resilient woman would fly thousands of miles at the age of eighty-five to see her granddaughter get married and only a remarkable woman could have raised six children to become wonderful individuals. When I think of Grandma, I not only see the wonderful qualities she had, but I also see God’s faithfulness; faithfulness that is evident in how long she lived, how well she lived and the legacy she left behind. We love you Grandma. Till we meet again.
"The thoughts that come to mind of Grandma are how loving and kind she was. I will always be in awe of how larger than life she appeared but at the same time so humble. From raising such wonderful kids, seeing them to grow up to be successes and having kids of their own and even attending the wedding of one of her grandchildren, few people can say they left such a huge positive mark on those around them. The world is a lesser place without you Mama!
"All i can say is you are a wonderful mother to us all, auntie, you will be missed but God in His infinite mercy needs you home, you lived a very good life and our thanks is to God for a life well spent.
"Mama, though I didn't have any personal contact with you but I'm a close friend of your favorite son Wale Adesola and I'm always present at every family party including your birthday. Wale possesses exceptional xter and a heart to help people, he's been a blessing in my life and I know these are some of the home training you have given him, you have lived a good life and we can only give thanks to God for a life well spent. Adieu mama!"
"Words can't explain it at all, may your soul find peace in the blossom of our lord, you touched many hearts, indeed humanity has lost a gem. Obirin bi Okunrin esun re o!"
"My tears and words cannot express the way I feel about your departure. You were my best friend, the one I can tell anything and gossip with. You have taught me so much and the best of all was how to show KINDNESS. I thank GOD for the privilege of knowing a great woman like you.
Adieu my dama as I always called you, Nne Oma (good mother). I will forever love and cherish the moments the children and I had with you."
"Love you Mum!
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