- 54 years old
- Date of birth: May 10, 1961
- Date of passing: May 3, 2016
|Let the memory of Iyabode be with us forever|
"It’s been said that a mother’s heart is the child’s classroom. I thank God for all that my mom, Mrs. Orifa Felicia, has taught me through the years. She is a portrait of a godly mother, and I’m proud to be her daughter.
Mom taught me how to endure. She told me and my siblings to never quit—no matter what. Growing up, we endured some hard times, but through my mom’s example of endurance, we learned to keep going even in the hard times
I am here today as a result of my mother’s faith. She believed that by teaching me all that she taught, she would never have to shed tears over a wayward daughter. No, I haven’t done everything right. Yes, I’ve messed up at times, and I’ve done some things in the past that I shouldn’t have done. But God is forgiving, and the words of my mom always came to me in my time of need.
I am just accepting the reality that my mom has gone to the great beyond. She was funny, my confidant, my greatest fan, one Of the few friends I could tell anything who would not judge me but correct me and direct me.
She was a great story teller with an amazing memory that baffled me, my mom could remember the things that happened even when she was younger than 10 with vivid clarity. Her narrative ability was one of the best I have witnessed.
My mom went back to the classroom about the same time I was at the university, she was focus and determined to be a certified teacher, which of course she was way before the certificate. Anyone who had had the privilege to have been taught by my mom knows that she was an amazing teacher. I am a witness to how her Sunday school class was always full.
I know she's with the Lord, it's just that I miss her here. Rest in peace mom."
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