Dr. Olaronke Adetutu Arike Ladipo... a child of God never dies.
Olaronke Arike Ladipo
  • 49 years old
  • Date of birth: May 3, 1963
  • Place of birth:
    Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Date of passing: Oct 30, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Kaduna, Nigeria
Let the memory of Olaronke be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Olaronke Ladipo, 49, born on May 3, 1963 and passed away on October 30, 2012. We will remember and miss her forever.


Dr L lived a great life in service to God, the Church, Society and Humanity. We will not mourn like the godless... Her legacies will never be forgotten.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tunde Segun on 30th October 2013

"One year already? You have been really missed and being in our thoughts ever since. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord and I know that our ever faithful God will continue to protect and take care of your boys and comfort all your loved ones."

This tribute was added by ego emeka on 30th October 2013

"Doki, it is truly one year today you passed to be with the Lord. We can't stop missing you but the only consolation we have is you are with the Almighty, and we also hold on to the memories we shared together. Keep resting in the bossom of the Lord. Till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by comfort essien on 30th October 2013

"One year gone already since you left this sinceful world, still painful but we are consoled that you are resting in the Lord's bossom who loves you most. Rest on dear friend,and big sister"

This tribute was added by Bolaji Fakayode-Oladejo on 30th October 2013

"Mama Ijebu,each time I make the hair style you saw on my baby head that day in Akure,I always remember your words, "Go and loosen that hair and stop punishing her. I wish you were here now to see her all grown with that same hair style,you would have laughed and still tell me "Carpenter e fe feyin yoso, mo ni ko tu irun yi". U were such a caring mother, your memory will never leave us."

This tribute was added by Ndifreke Mbaba on 30th October 2013

"It's been a year but the shiver's still palpable. God bless you ma'am and your family for all."

This tribute was added by Paschal Azubuike on 30th October 2013

"Dr. Ronke Ladipo, we shall continue to miss you. Perge ad Requiescant in pace."

This tribute was added by ifeanyi UME on 30th October 2013

"Yea Doc, its truly one year today and its still so fresh in our hearts. You know what, on July 6th 2013, it happened; you were not there. I missed you terribly! I wished you were there. Keep resting in the Lord."

This tribute was added by Bede Eziefule on 30th October 2013

"A year ago,  the rude shock of your passing to eternal glory reached us at he Center for the Right to Health. It hit us real great.  The deep sadness all round was an indication that a great human Spirit had gone. We remember you today as always with great fond memories.Goodnight and rest in peace till we see again on Resurrection Day."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Igbide on 30th October 2013

"365 days already?  Dear Dr. since your demise no day has past without you being remembered.  I miss you so much.  Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Scott Adamu on 30th October 2013

"Dr,  its a year today but the pain of your loss still remains as fresh as the day we lost  you. I still watch the door waiting for you to walk into the office to tell us about your trip or something. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord. You will remain alive in our hearts forever."

This tribute was added by Ifeoma Charles-Monwuba on 30th October 2013

"Dearest Iya, how time flies. It is now one year since you left us with questions still unanswered but with our trust in God’s all-knowing wisdom unshaken. He has faithfully kept what you entrusted to Him and for that we are eternally grateful. Missing you ever so much. See you on that glorious day. Ify"

This tribute was added by Olusina Olulana on 30th October 2013

"A year gone but never to be forgotten! The Almighty God will continue keep and guard the children left behind by 'Ronke. Their destiny will not be truncated in Jesus mighty name! Aronkus, continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Good night once again my Sister!"

This tribute was added by Christy Laniyan on 30th October 2013

"A year ago in Gombe, the sad news reached your team. The impact on Chima and the deep sadness all round was an indication that a comet dropped. It is not Goodbye......It is Goodnight! See u on Resurrection Day at The Father's Feet!"

This tribute was added by Ifeoma Charles-Monwuba on 3rd May 2013

"Iya, today I would have called and come over to say a very happy 50th birthday. Preparations would have been in top gear to celebrate your life at 50 this weekend. It is well. I am sure you are being celebrated in heaven. Rest on."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Igbide on 3rd May 2013

"My Doctor, you are remembered specially today and always.  Continue to sing HALLELUYAH at the feet of our Lord.  Happy 50th Birthday."

This tribute was added by Zainab Usman on 3rd May 2013

"I can only imagine if you were here today, i am sure we would have closed shop to celebrate you but God knows best, i still think about you everyday. May you continue to rest in peace. Miss you loads!"

This tribute was added by Tilewa Amusu on 3rd May 2013

"Continue to rest in peace, Ronke."

This tribute was added by Ineala Theophilus on 3rd May 2013

"Its nearly 7 months you left us to be with God. How can we ever forget, especially today 3rd of May when you would have been celebrating your 50th birthday. Everyone in the office would have been excited today. I'm still going to wish you a happy birthday because you will forever be alive in my heart. Rest in God's bossom till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Ifeoma Okoye on 3rd May 2013

"Today, you would have celebrated your birthday with your loved ones and colleagues on earth. Today, you'd have made a wish and blown out the candles. Today has come and we still miss you. But, you are celebrating with your Lord, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, today you are surrounded by boundless love, surrounded by heavenly hosts. Happy Birthday still, in life and in after life."

This tribute was added by Temple Jagha on 3rd May 2013

"Iya Ijebu: I am sure there is celebration where you are. It's a Friday and its your birthday, it would have been a different office today. I see you everyday on the corridors, I peep into your office as often as I pass by. I feel you near, I remember your admonitions and advice. I celebrate with you, you are always in our hearts"

This tribute was added by femi oluleye on 10th April 2013

"This is a shocker!!!!. I only found out today and have been in daze all day. I would never have thought yours was a short life my dear sister. From what i read now i can see yours was a Christ like life! We can only trust God"

This tribute was added by Yomi Ejeye on 4th February 2013

"I never met, knew nor heard about you but just stumbled on this site. I feel very sad about your passing and pray for your soul to rest in the mercy of Jehovah. Sleep well, good night!"

This tribute was added by Aderinsola LADIPO on 30th November 2012

"Ronkus

I still find it hard to believe you are gone!is that how life is , so transient?Ha my sister, I cant say its not fair who am I to question God,our lives are in his hands and you served him truly so iam not worried about your eternity, its your Mum and kids that I worry about, but I know that they will be fine , sun reee o sisi mi ,"

This tribute was added by Ineala Theophilus on 30th November 2012

"Exactly one month ago, about this time of day, the news broke of your sudden demise. Its still a shock and I don't kno if we can ever get over it. Indeed death is a thief, and it stole rather 2 much this time. Continue 2 rest in d bossom of the Almighty. You will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by SFH Nigeria on 30th November 2012

"It is exactly one month Dr. Ladipo... we will never forget you... continue to rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Ifeoma Charles-Monwuba on 30th November 2012

"It is exactly one month ago that the news of your sudden exit came. It has been a month of questions going on in my head and in my heart that I dare not ask lest I offend God. I came to the site this morning just so that I can touch base. I wonder if you see all the questions I would have loved to ask and if you have any answers to proffer as you have done in the past. I miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Jon Aba on 29th November 2012

"Your last message for us at the last retreat using the Eagle as an illustration is forever remembered and i hoped to have more of that from you but death, the uninvited guest came visiting. Adieu ma."

This tribute was added by Ola Clement on 28th November 2012

"I am truly saddened and shocked to hear of your passage to the life beyond.There's nothing but praises and commendation for you everywhere you came up in discussions.On behalf of HOPE worldwide Nigeria, I pray that God consoles your children, mother and the family you left behind at SFH."

This tribute was added by ifeyinwa nzeako on 22nd November 2012

"Ronke your death is one of the rudest shock I have had in a very long time. But we cannot question God and neither did it take Him unawares. Rest well with your God until we meet again to part no more.  God who called you home will most definately take perfect care of your lovely sons whom you loved greatly with God's kind of love.  Adieu Ronke."

This tribute was added by Mariam Fagbemi on 16th November 2012

"We can't pray for the dead becasue we know better, it's no use. But we can look ahead with blessed hope that when the roll shall be called up yonder, we will be there, marching alongside Dr. Ladipo into eternal rest; never again to be bothered by the cares of this sinful world. Fare thee well, beloved. You earned your rest, enjoy it! About OlaOluwa and Damilola, they'll be fine you'll see!"

This tribute was added by Temple Jagha on 14th November 2012

"My sure breakfast and brunch, My advisor in confused times, My only source of forthrightness, The laughter we shared on the corridors and stairs, The quick words of admonition and support, all gone. However, you were not taken away, you transcended to the place you belong, in His bosom. Therefore I am consoled because I believe. Farewell Arike."

This tribute was added by ngozi oleka on 13th November 2012

"May your soul find peace with GOD!
ADIEU MA!!!"

This tribute was added by Babatope Makun on 13th November 2012

"Dr. Ladipo,
My contact with you was very brief....but impactful. Your calm presence was very powerful.
I really was looking forward to working with you, but God had other plans.
Rest and peace!
tmak"

This tribute was added by Sarah Yo on 12th November 2012

"Sorely missed...my darling aburo...YewandeOgunde"

This tribute was added by Asaolu Olugbenga on 9th November 2012

"One thing I know is that Legends don’t die…They don’t refer to them as Late Dr or Late Prof, people refer to them as if they are still alive, because their legacy still lives on even after they have departed this world.
Adieu to a good woman Dr. Ladipo.
My teacher taught me that “in this world we shall be remembered for two things; the problem we solved and the problem we created"."

This tribute was added by Edima Otuokon on 9th November 2012

"Dr. Ladipo, may your Gentle Soul rest in Perfect Peace, Amen."

This tribute was added by Zemano Limited on 8th November 2012

"We commiserate with the entire family of Mrs, Olaronke Ladipo and the entire management and staff of Society for Family Health on this irreparable loss. Our prayer for the departed is that She will find favour in the sight of the Lord and to the living God will grant us the fortitude to bear the loss. Our loving thoughts accompany her. It is well in Jesus name. Amen!"

This tribute was added by Andrew McLoughlin on 8th November 2012

"On behalf of the Office of the Inspector General of The Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria I express my sadness at the passing of Dr Ronke Ladipo, a warm and friendly person who will be missed. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Rakiya Idris on 8th November 2012

""All good things must come to an end" just doesnt seem to be a fair rule.
"Death the last sleep? No, the final awakening".
"We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love" Dr Ronke am so sorry to hear of ur death, my thoughts are with u and ur family. Sun re o..."

This tribute was added by SFH Nigeria on 8th November 2012

"Forever Missed.... Always Remembered

Service of Songs:
Tuesday 6th November 2012 - 5p.m.
Living Faith Ministries
46 Morrison Crescent, Alausa Bus-stop
Off Oregun Road, Ikeja

Funeral Service:
Wednesday 7th November 2012 - 10a.m.
Guiding Light Assembly
Layi Ajayi-Bembe Street
Parkview, Ikoyi Lagos

Interment
Wednesday 7th November 2012 - 12 noon,
Vault & Gardens
Beside FRCN, Old Federal"

This tribute was added by Aderinsola LADIPO on 7th November 2012

"Ronkus!
It is with a very heart and disbelief that I learnt of your death dear sister in law . Iyawo mi, I remember like yesterday when we came to Ijebu for your wedding .This is really saddening but God knows best rest in peace dear sister. May God look after your mum and children"

This tribute was added by Abimbola Odimayo on 7th November 2012

"Quietly, Ronke strolled out of this sinful world into Glory.
Quietly, but too soon?
The Unquestionable One is in charge of our time;The Holy One, is the only One that can answer such a question.
Who can question Jehovah? He knows best."

This tribute was added by Tunde Segun on 7th November 2012

"Ah...Dr Ladipo! This is most shocking! I'm currently on leave, only for my wife to show me her friend sending condolences about your death on her face book! Of course there are so many unanswered questions, but the sure thing is that you're in a far better place devoid of all the stress and "issues" of this life. RIP. May the Lord take care of your boys and condole all your loved ones."

This tribute was added by Ifeoma Okoye on 7th November 2012

"Each tear tells a story, each pain says there is a gain somewhere.
In a 'man's world' you proved that hardwork, virtue & comittment can lead one to great heights.
Iya Ijebu, when I learnt today that your last words were, "leave me I want to sleep", I realised you are now resting in the Lord's bosoom. Odaro, great woman. Odaro."

This tribute was added by Zainab Usman on 7th November 2012

"Dr. May your soul find peace with God. It hurts so much but God loves you more. I thought of you all through my vacation, which you encouraged me to take, only for you to leave. If only you knew how much we loved you....Adieu ma!"

This tribute was added by Adeola Oluwabiy on 7th November 2012

"Ronnie, I just thank God for your life on this side of the universe. I also thank God for making it possible for us to meet again after about 20yrs on your birthday this year. You served the less priviledged with a passion & helped to renew hope for the 'hopeless' Adieu Olaronke Arike till we meet at Jesus feet.  QSIOGA 1973-78 Set will surely miss you. We love you but Jesus loves you more"

This tribute was added by Morola Hayden (Nee Kuyebi) on 7th November 2012

"Olaronke, what a great loss this is.
You have left your mark on the hearts of all who surrounded you and in the sands of time.
We know that you are in the bosom of your Lord, who you loved and served so well. Adieu dear Sister."

This tribute was added by Funso Oluwole on 7th November 2012

"My dear Ronke. They say God takes those whom he loves early. But wow, this is painful. You were a friend, a dear friend. Loyal to Yinka and steadfast to both of us. There is a gaping hole in our hearts. This is not fair. But who can question God's will? I will miss you. Rest in Peace till we meet again. Funso."

This tribute was added by ifeanyi UME on 7th November 2012

"Right about now Doc, you are being committed to mother-earth! You came, you fought, and you conquered! Rest well in the Lord for you have done a great race. I am pleased to have met you and be your friend. As I write now, the song on the site dedicated to your memory is saying 'I can only imaging'! Doc, if only you can imaging how we feel. You were loved Dr, simply inspirational!"

This tribute was added by Alade Lukman Adisa on 7th November 2012

"I WATCH YOU WITH ALL MY HEARTH WHEN YOU WERE PRESENTING AT THE LAST RETREAT ON JULY.
I COULDN’T BELIEF THAT WILL BE THE LAST TIME I WILL BE FEELING YOUR PASSION, YOUR COURAGE, YOUR WORLD OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND YOUR LOVE FOR ALL.    
DR. RONKE, GOD KNOWS WHY HE TOOK YOU AWAY FROM US SO EARLY LIKE THIS.
ADIEU MAMA."


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