Joseph Abiola Ayeni
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 14, 1933
  • Place of birth:
    Ile-Oluji, Ondo, Nigeria
  • Date of passing: Oct 24, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Let the memory of Pa Ayeni be with us forever

In loving memory and with total acceptance of God's will, we announce the passing of our father, husband, grandfather, brother, nephew, uncle and friend, Joseph Abiola Ayeni of Ile- Oluji, Ondo State, Nigeria. 

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Joseph Ayeni, 83, born on June 14, 1933 and passed away on October 24, 2016. We will remember him forever.

Please join us at the following venues as we celebrate his life and transition to glory:

Nigeria Memorial Service 

Christian Wake & Service of Songs
Location:  Immanuel College Chapel, Samonda Ibadan  
Date:        Thursday, Novermber 24, 2016
Time:        5:00pm
Commendation Service & Thanksgiving
Location:  Immanuel College Chapel, Samonda Ibadan
Date:        Friday, Novermber 25, 2016 
Time:        11:00am
*** Entertainment follows immediately at the same location

Engr. Akindeji Kumolu (0-802-420-8841) Chief Sola Ayandokun (0-803-348-7562)

US Celebration of Life Services:

Memorial Service of Songs
Date:          Friday, December 9, 2016
Location:    Hyatt Place Hotel
Address:     7500 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, 30022
Time:          7:00pm - 9:00pm

Burial Service
Date:          Saturday, December 10, 2016
Location:    Unity Atlanta Church
Address:    5051 Peachtree Industry Blvd, Norcross, GA 30071
Time:          12:00pm - 2:00pm
Reception Follows @
Address:    3597 Parkway Lane, Norcross, GA 30092
Time:          2:00pm - 10:00pm

Thanksgiving Service 
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Com Top
6125 Oakbrook Parkway, Norcross, GA 30092
11:00am - 2:00pm

Enquiries: Please contact 1 (415) 410-9424

For the convenience of our guests from outside Atlanta
Hotel Accomodation-

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Alpharetta/North Point mall
7500 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, 30022
Tel: +1 770 594 8788
Maps & Directions

Group:  Ayeni Celebration of Life

Thank you for joining us.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Mosunmola Ayeni - Abioro on 25th November 2016

"The sudden death of our dear father  and grandfather who has brought us to the understanding of what Paul says in Philippians 1:21, '' For me to live is Christ and to die is gain. '' Dad I love you for an infinite number of reasons. I feel so blessed to have you as my father and thankful for the wonderful life you have given me . You were a magnificent,loyalty,honor, integrity loving man, father a true friend . He was a devoted father. Please know this is a list of gratitude of endless and continues to grow with each other passing the day . He enjoys telling us stories life and about how he grew up and about how highly accommodating and easy humble person he was. Your rich experiences of life and different cultures, fulfilled our home with exotic stories and wonderful loving and living experience . But thank you for everything you've done . We love you and God also loved you in your memory. Your remembrance will linger in our hearts . May your soul Rest In Perfect Peace with the Lord, Amen. I love you Dad.
                                                     Mosunmola Abioro and Family"

This tribute was added by Mope Sobande on 24th November 2016

"Daddy Ayeni – We bless God for your life and the memories that we were able to share as in-laws. Even as you have left a string of memories and a piece of yourself through your children, we pray that the seed you have left behind will thrive, preserve and enrich your legacy, and bear good fruit to the glory of God Almighty. –The Sobandes"

This tribute was added by Peter Olaniran on 23rd November 2016

"First I want to give thanks to almighty God for the opportunity to know, care and love Pa Joseph Abiola “Lawerence” Ayeni. I have had the deep joy of knowing and caring for him.  The conversations we had at the porch and my office gives me great assurance that it was purposeful.  I am very grateful to God that we spent the very last moments together.  Now I know you said enough good bye’s.  In life everything is for a reason, thank you for the experiences of life you shared and the continuous prayers you rained as we dressed, thank for the fellowships we had, thank you for your laughs and funny jokes and stories.  The many “Olowodansofo” very rich stories, it will forever remain with me. You have made known the path of life to all that you came in contact with – “Peace with all men” till we meet again . Baba rere sun re o."

This tribute was added by Olutoyin Ogunro on 23rd November 2016

"The exit of a legend doesn't mean an end but a beginning of a new life for Papa in the bosom of the Lord, and for the children,we the love ones, to ask ourselves that big question, "WHO AM I, HOW AM I PREPARING, WHAT WHOULD I BE REMEMBER FOR"everyone in my clan remember Baba today as a discipline, loving, caring, analytical and devoted man. Everyone in my home met Baba in 2004, at the first encounter it was like we known for years, Baba engaged each and everyone of us even to our less than a year old son in meaningful and thought provoking conversations about life, family, work, politics, and faith. As a young adult I realize that I have to do more to support my family and humanity, every moment to make somebody smile. Baba was a great support for his sweet daughter we met him through, baba took care of his grand children to a point that you will think maybe they were his direct born. Baba fill that vacuum stood like a father should. Today we remember all that baba has done, lives he has touched. Baba left us but he has sown seed of love and greatness in his children and those of us that has the opportunity to meet him. Rest in perfect peace. BABA OLUBUNMI.      By: Otunba Olutoyin & Olori Abimbola Ogunro"

This tribute was added by Adejisola Atiba on 22nd November 2016

"Baba reere, Baba daada, I remember you as a very loving father, even in those early years, I knew how much you loved your children and how you go above and beyond to ensure you give them the best and also how everyone is welcomed in your home, how you extend your love to all your children's friends. Your home was a home for everyone. Your legacy lives on in your children and I thank God that I know them all and I've witnessed the love, the integrity and selflessness that you have imbibed in them. I thank God for your life and legacy. May God grant you eternal rest in Jesus Christ name, Amen"

This tribute was added by Toyin Afachung on 22nd November 2016

"Grandpa Segge as we fondly called you, we thank God for the glorious life that you lived, sharp, witty and fun to be with. You ran a good race, fought a good fight and won you have, being with your creator. We love you, but God loves you most. Eternal rest grant him Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the soul of Pa Joseph Abiola Ayeni continue to rest in perfect peace, amen."

This tribute was added by Aderonke Ajayi on 21st November 2016

"Dear Daddy I remember you now and always especially the tone of your voice as u fondly call my dearest friend " hoooooooloobonmi" in our teen years.
Thx for your warm welcome to your home irrespective of how many times I visited  in a day and of course I can't forget your  drills( as in questions on my academic progress and relationship with your daughter) in a hurry.
Through it all I thank God you lived to witness the hand of God favourable on us your children.  God bless your soul as you rest in His bosom.
Daddy e sun re till we see u again on Resurrection Day in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen."

This tribute was added by Ola Mustapha on 21st November 2016

"The few times I met daddy I always walked away thinking what a loving father and absolute gentleman. May his soul rest in Peace and may the Almighty continue to bless all those he left behind. Oloun a re yin lokan"

This tribute was added by Bunmi Ayeni - Olaniran on 19th November 2016

"My wonderful Daddy, I am grateful to God for being a part of your rich and graceful heritage. I thank God for the uncommon love you have for all your Children. I still marvel at how you were able to raise all of us despite our different personalities and ideas. I remember some of the dialogues we had so you can understand our thoughts and belief. I remember how you encouraged us to have confidence and believe in succeeding regardless of the circumstances  " Olubunmi You are the architect of your own Destiny"."Olubunmi I will not lie to you being a woman should not stop you from being successful" The sacrifice you made for us can not be quantified. Every opportunity you had you made me realize that you are a man of peace and you don't like to quarrel with anyone. You helped raise most of your grandchildren. Amazing! The attention and indulgence you give to your Grandchildren. You are a man of great wisdom and strength. I thank God that we were able to see you before you departed. Even when you were feeble you were still very jovial and hilarious. You are indeed a rear gem. I thank God for all he did for you in your own words" Every promise of God has been fulfilled in my life" I believe that now. You were my greatest critic and loudest fan. We will miss you.... rest in peace.... Thank you for everything. Love you Daddy."

This tribute was added by Olugbenga Ayeni on 19th November 2016

"J as we fondly called him.

Dad as we look back over time
We find ourselves wondering ......
Did we remember to thank you enough
For all you have done for us?
For all the times you were by our sides
To help and support us......
To celebrate our successes
To understand our problems
And accept our defeats?
Or for teaching us by your example,
The value of hard work, good judgement,
Courage and integrity?
We wonder if we ever thanked you
For the sacrifices you made.
To let us have the best?
And for the simple things
Like laugher, smiles and times we shared ?
If we have forgotten to show our
Gratitude enough for all the things you did,
We're thanking you now.
And we are hoping you knew all along,
How much you meant to us.


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