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Adebola Adetayo Omoteso
  • 58 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 18, 1957
  • Date of passing: Feb 11, 2016
Don't stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.

This memorial website was created by Omolola, in memory of my beloved husband, Adebola Adetayo Ishola Omoteso, born on June 18, 1957 and joined the Saints Triumphant on February 11, 2016. He will forever remain in my heart.

You are invited to the Prayer Service & Colloquium in Honour of Deacon Bola Omoteso on Saturday 18 June 2016. This would have been his 59th Birthday!

Arrival/Meet & Greet: 9.30AM Prayer Service: 10AM Venue: RCCG Throne of Grace, Moloney-Lagos. There will be opening prayer and hymn, prayer for family, friends and alumni, exhortation on healing by one of hour host ministers, short talk on economy by a retired banker and associate professor, mental health by a psychiatrist, law and your loved one by someone from a top-rated legal firm... Refreshment will be served thereafter. Please cnfirm participation for head count. Please come early if coming at all. In his honour, we will start on time. If unable to attend, keep the family in your prayers. Digital invitation may reach you later but consider this an invitation. As you very well know Deacon Bola Omoteso helped to shape the DC vision and few were blessed to be ministered to directly by him. Those who feel connected to him or myself may join the family for prayers at The Vaults & Garden Ikoyi by 9AM. God rules and reigns!

From the Desk of Dr. Omolola Omoteso



FUNERAL DETAILS

Ceremonies to honour his transition are as follows:

Service of Songs 6PM 
RCCG Olive Tree, Banana Island
February 25, 2016 

Funeral Service 10AM
RCCG Olive Tree, Banana Island
February 26, 2016

Interment Follows
Vaults and Garden, Ikoyi 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jean Anderson on 21st June 2016

"Rest in Peace my dear Bola, you will live on forever in our hearts and memories and to the family my deepest sympathies."

This tribute was added by Joy Obihara on 19th June 2016

"May your Soul Rest in Perfect Peace Sir!!!
You will ALWAYS be remembered."

This tribute was added by Thompson Ugiagbe on 18th June 2016

"Today is another opportunity to thank God for the life you lived.  Those of us you touched while on this side of eternity take solace in the promise of Christ...Till we meet again at God's side, rest on sir..."

This tribute was added by Sola Oyebolu on 4th March 2016

"Dear Bola  ... what can I say ... I am grateful to Almighty that our paths initially crossed decades ago ... you epitomize what is a true gentleman, a true christian, a wonder of a person and a great soul ... I regret not spending more time with you when we both had the opportunity ... a week ago today we celebrated you in a befitting ceremony ... the only solace I take away is that we are all a day closer to being reunited. Till we meet again ... Egon mi. Thanks for all the memories. Sun re oh!"

This tribute was added by Ebenezer Odukoya on 1st March 2016

"Strange. I and a friend were with him at his cove in Fort Lee November 15th or thereabout. He was busy parking his stuff, and telling me hey Femi I'm heading back home, back to Nigeria. That darn it we've spent enough time in the States. Little did I know that my pal was bidding me a farewell then, never to be seen or heard from again. We were great friends. We came from the same street at Obanikoro, 4 houses away from each other. He landed at my place in Edison NJ, and we stayed together for almost a year. He loved my baby boy like his son.
So now, where has he gone.
Wherever that is I'm sure he's gonna be just as loved there as he was down here. And I suppose the place is called heaven, where we heard all things are beautiful there, up there with the Angels. RIP my friend, and my brother."

This tribute was added by Bola Sanni on 29th February 2016

"Please accept my heartfelt condolences, words cannot begin to express the sadness you are feeling right now, but am praying for you to get through this. God bless you and may the soul of your husband rest in the everlasting peace of Christ Almighty."

This tribute was added by Olufikayo Famuyiwa-Keazor on 27th February 2016

"Uncle B, words cannot describe the sorrow and grief your sudden departure has left us with...but we take solace in the assurance that you knew, loved and served God so you're definitely with Him in that Heaven that we all look forward to going some day. You've only gone ahead of us in the most unexpected time.

No leaf drops from a tree without the knowledge of my Father in heaven so, God knows...

Keep resting uncle."

This tribute was added by Olabisi Adesina on 27th February 2016

"Your departure has shown you will be surely missed but never forgotten.
I never met you Sir , but you did light up the world of my good friend Omolola.
I like to thank you for being a part of her life and see her achieve so much.
Sleep tight Sir as you continue to smile from above."

This tribute was added by Manoj Chugh on 25th February 2016

"Bola, I will miss you a lot! I know that you are present with us forever in our hearts and our memories but I will miss your kind and noble words. I am blessed to have known you and work with you for a long time. You were an amazing person and friend. I will always remember your positivity and your boundless faith in God. Rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Tiwa Fagboyegun on 25th February 2016

"Deacon Bola, a man of distinction. A quiet and loving man, A great husband and dear friend to your darling wife. We love u and we will really miss u but we know u have gone to rest in The Lord and we know that u have joined The Angels in heaven this is the little comfort that we have. Thanks for being a loving husband to my dear Sister Omolola.
We know very well that u have joined the saints for your good works has gone ahead of u. Goodnight sir. Rest In Peace"

This tribute was added by Tiwa Fagboyegun on 25th February 2016

"Deacon Bola, a man of distinction. A quiet and loving man, A great husband and dear friend to your darling wife. We love u and we will really miss u but we know u have gone to rest in The Lord and we know that u have joined The Angels in heaven this is the little comfort that we have. Thanks for being a loving husband to my dear Sister Omolola.
We know very well that u have joined the saints for your good works has gone ahead of u. Goodnight sir. Rest In Peace"

This tribute was added by Oluremi Agbaje on 25th February 2016

"Once upon a time there were two cradle friends who were brought together by the Almighty God. They were so close that their fathers also got to know each other. They shared Frendship and Love and visited each other’s houses regularly in a large town called Ibadan.

They went to the same primary school, Sacred Heart Convent School Onireke, from around the age of 6 years and went to the same secondary school, Loyola College Ibadan. Whilst they did not attend the same university, they reminisced about and enjoyed regularly the lovely journey God had permitted them to share together and rekindled their proximity in the last 10 years. Sadly everything comes to an end one day! But does it really?

I still see you regularly and remember vividly your everlasting smile, which reminds me of you honesty and utter friendliness. The way you handled the trials and tribulations of life, has been exemplary and I have learnt so much from you.

Your memory of our great teachers, Mr Desmenu and Mr Odunjo and the discipline and studiousness they imparted in us is what every person should have the opportunity to share, particularly these present days of failing discipline. I will never forget the day you reminded me of the late Brother Isagba’s speech in 1969 when he reminded us Loyolan’s of our pride and said we will not succumb to pressures of proximal Girls Schools, ‘God in Heaven Loyola First On Earth’- This was recently reiterated by Brother Pat Utomi at the last Loyo Day in London. We laughed regularly about Celingo Mucheche when he said- ‘When I say Matilukou you putty more’ and ‘ Malomo am I so small that you cannot see me?’

Bola you made me enjoy music, in particular the Saxaphone of Miles Davis. In fact, you made me purchase various CDs of his-I remember your vivid description of the music in these. You loved music so much that you revamped your entire music system with State of the Art technology to enhance the soul of the music. You loved Fela, including his works with Kula Lobitos, and made various recordings for me which I will cherish till the end of my life.

When you confirmed you were getting married to Omolola, my Wife and I were filled with joy. We had been waiting for this day for a long time. The perfectionist that you are meant you waited until you made the right choice and we your friends are grateful for allowing us to witness this. You made the right decision as she has lived up to your high expectations.

Bola we had so many plans but you were so much in a hurry you could not wait. But of course we are close friends and I will continue on your behalf whilst you look after us down here from up there.

Bola I still continue to pick up my telephone to call you as we always did. I cannot forget the Thursday morning I telephoned you and the vigour that was in your voice. Now I accept that the Almighty God has requested a cessation of this mode of communication and has allowed for a spiritual one. Though I had wanted more of the former, I cannot question the authority of my maker, the almighty God.

Bola you were such a strong person, such that when you were not well, most of us never even knew.  For this, I will forever respect you even more.

We will continue our conversations and laughter regularly as our separation is not permanent but just a ripple, as our souls go on forever.

Rest in Peace Bola."

This tribute was added by Bolanle Ojifinni on 24th February 2016

"Dear deacon Bola omoteso:   I still can't get over the fact that we would never see you again,... when I heard about your passing I was so sad and angry at the same time and I was asking so many questions that I know I would never get answers to, every Sunday I always look forward to Sunday school knowing that even if you don't teach you would contribute and am always eager to hear your encouraging comments I can go on and on...... we will truly miss you but you will forever be remembered the good fruit you have  sown through the word of God will continue to grow in own hearts......Rest in the bosom of your father.       " IJA DOPIN OGUN SI TAN ""

This tribute was added by Modele Falaiye on 24th February 2016

"KEMU IJEBU! From AWE.! Like U CONSTANTLY refer to greetings us AKURE indigenes express to each other.! I will NEVER forget for as long as I live your act of ALTRUISM to MORAK, KODA OSE MODUPE! and the joy U felt after we CLOSED multiple RE transactions! To  LIVE in the hearts of those U left behind is to NEVER DIE. U live FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS & MINDS! OMO ODUA SUN RE O! RIP."

This tribute was added by Mudiare Onobrakpeya on 24th February 2016

"Bola was a big brother, friend and mentor to me, during my graduate studies in the U.S. He was always there to listen, support and encourage me whenever i put a call across to him. His many insights to what it took to survive as a young student added so much value to my life, for which i will always remain grateful. On one occasion he actually came to pick me up at the train station in New York, to help facilitate my onward journey back to Nigeria, despite his somewhat busy schedule. Bola was not only a good, gentle and sensitive man, he was also extremely honourable. May the Lord continue to be the strength to all those he left behind, including his wife and dutiful brother Leke, and many members of his extended family. Rest well brother Bola in the bosom of Jesus, until we meet again."

This tribute was added by adenike abidoye on 24th February 2016

"You came, you saw, you conquered.. The strife is o'er the battle is done.Rest in peace beloved husband of my SIs  Omolola. .I cant find the words---------. It is well  ADIEU"

This tribute was added by Folasade Maryam on 24th February 2016

"I did not get to know you but we spoke on phone when your wife sent me a message through you.you were very pleasant and humble I couldn't but appreciate God for the two of you having known your amiable wife,but God knows best .may God Almighty grant you eternal rest and console the beautiful Family you left behind."

This tribute was added by Ngozi Achike on 23rd February 2016

"Brother Bola, the news of your departure left me with great sadness and a heavy heart! However, I celebrate your life knowing that precious is the passing on of the anointed saints of God. We( your friends at TKC) didn't lose you because we know where you are. To be absent from the body is to be present in the spirit. I will remember a lot about you especially one of your favorite Christmas songs " O Holy Night ". Sleep on sir, till we meet to part no more. May God only comfort your wife sis Omolola and your family. Adieu sir!"

This tribute was added by Beatrice Gbadebo on 23rd February 2016

"Still in great shock upon hearing of your passing to glory sir, Will miss your smiles, gentility, been appreciative, kindhearted, in every situation  wanting to serve God, it is well with all the family you left behind may the Lord console, I and my family will always remember you, rest in peace sir, we love u but God loves u more."

This tribute was added by Wazee Logunleko on 23rd February 2016

""Ask not for whom the bell toll..." Wow! Wow!! That was my initial shock on the news of my friend's passing. I've known Bola since 1976 when both of us were undergrads at UNILAG. We met at Taiyewo Ogunade's  Nigerian Institute of Music on Herbert Macaulay Road, Yaba. He, an ardent Jazz Clarinet student, mine was the Jazz Guitar and music theory. It was just an extra-curricular activity that staved off our academic rigor on the Akoka campus. He was astute in his faith and  dedicated to those he called friends. He kept his health issues to the barest minimum within a tight knit circle so as not to inconvenience others.  He was a realist on most issues but also an eternal optimist on so many others. We reconnected again in the US and lived in the same New Jersey town for many years until his relocation back home to Nigeria in December. I'd suspected his relocation had to do with Osinbajo's new appointment but I thought he will still be shuttling back and forth between Nigeria and the US. I'd hoped at least I'll have an ear on the ground and a witness to the change on the home front from Bola. I missed his last call to me one late evening from Nigeria but the caller Id showed his NJ local number. He just called to see how I was doing. I thought he was back and kept putting off the return call until a member of his congregation called me a few days later to announce his passing, dang!!. "Any man's death diminishes me, because I'm involved in mankind...never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee" (John Donne).  My heartfelt condolence to his beautiful wife, Omolola, who I met only recently (stay strong in your faith), and to the rest of the Omoteso family. May his soul rest in peace. Sleep well my friend, till we meet again..."

This tribute was added by Silva Umukoro on 23rd February 2016

"I am deeply saddened by the loss of this outstanding symbol of a true friend. We will miss you."

This tribute was added by Simbo Odunaiya on 23rd February 2016

"My heartfelt condolences to Omolola Omoteso (Famuyiwa) and the entire Omoteso family.  I was not privileged to meet Adebola, but I know the wife Omolola and my sister in law was a close friend to Adebola.  All I have heard about you have been wonderful.  I pray for a peaceful repose of your soul and I pray that God will comfort and give peace to your wife and all your surviving relatives in Jesus name.  We take consolation in the fact that you were a man of faith and as such a promise of a better place in the hereafter.  May your soul rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Omotola Theophilus on 23rd February 2016

"I only heard about you and your name and looked forward to meeting you here but it was never to be. I have just read about you and your passion of Nigeria and you won my heart in death because I love the wellbeing of our country with unquenchable passion. No wonder your energetic wife - a multi task woman of many part carry same passion. Your desire to see a new Nigeria which actually brought you home from where you probably would have lived longer, will come to pass.
The prayer force for Nigeria's rebirth, which you envisioned with your wife... will fulfil it's purpose and desired impact on our  nation. For us here the struggle continues... but for you beloved brother, KEEP RESTING IN YOUR REAL HOME. Welcome home.
For your dear Omolola, The God of all comfort will keep her strong in times like this."

This tribute was added by Dele Abiona on 23rd February 2016

"I am short of words considering I only spoke with you few hours before you passed. My condolences to everyone you left behind. However, there is comfort in the fact that you knew Christ. We shall meet again! Rest in peace Bola"

This tribute was added by Yewande Odia on 23rd February 2016

"Dear Bola,
Why? How? I don't know what to say.  I saw you the last time I visited Lagos and you looked happy and excited about your new job. But God knows best.   I thank God for your life. You were always so kind to me and my family. Your unwavering faith in God and His goodness inspired me.  Thank you for your friendship and advice over the years.  You will be greatly missed.
Yewande Odia"

This tribute was added by Ken Iwelumo on 23rd February 2016

"Bola who lived in Northern New Jersey was a perfect gentleman. His passing is coming to me as a rude shock having known him for many years. It is well. Our Almighty God is in control. I pray that his family and friends will be consoled over time and remember the legacy of a very humble, quiet great acomplisher."

This tribute was added by soji adelaja on 23rd February 2016

"Bola. News of your passing came just last night, February 22 2016. I was devastated. I had to go to my cellphone to confirm that we actually had dialogued last on February 10, the day before you passed. I am still shocked. You were always the one with foresight but you never hinted me. In fact the discussion was about what we were going to do. This death does not make any sense at all.

But this is not the time to lament. It is time to thank God for your life. The memories of times together are not vague. They are real. I will only highlight four or five that probably only you would fully understand.

I recall our chance meeting many years after Loyola in New Brunswick New Jersey.  We re-bonded instantly. You were one of the very few I could count on for insightful and honest advise when I headed Cook College.

I recall our efforts at breaking the glass ceiling at our premier telecoms company. We argued continuously about the nature of the ceiling then designed a framework for cracking it.  

I recall our foray into real estate in Hightstown. From indecision to aggressively pursuing the opportunity. I have accepted the title you gave me then, "the Enabler".

I recall our Englewood and Princeton Overlook moves and our support for each other as we pursued those stressful moves.  

I recall our mutual love of performance cars, our fast Cruises on the turnpike to test drive new ones, and your penchant for naming my cars. It was a ritual. You named the 911 "bulldog" and the Boxter "Symphony". You were real thrilled when we pushed these machines to their limits.

Yours was a genuine friendship. Your life was one of genuine aplomb.  I appreciated you for your blatant honesty and commitment. Sleep well my friend. In the words of Wordsworth, "The Music in our Hearts We Bore, Long After it is heard no more.

Soji"

This tribute was added by Olajide Adedipe on 23rd February 2016

"Uncle B! You taught us a lot about humility, selfless service, respect and dedication. You were very passionate about working for God and the TKC family will forever remain grateful for your brilliant contributions. Rest on sir in the bosom of your creator."

This tribute was added by Victoria Adele-Omosh on 22nd February 2016

"You will continue to live on in our heart. May the Lord continue to comfort those loved ones you have left behind. Shalom"

This tribute was added by Dolapo Atekoja on 22nd February 2016

"Time heals. I hope it does in the loss of my worthy friend Adebola Omoteso. He was indeed a bundle of talent with enormous capacities.
Our last conversation in the morning hours of February 10, was about assisting with providing the necessary focus within the nucleus group determined to forge a new direction for the National Revenue base. Little did I realise this was going to be our last discussion, particularly when it ended on our usual line “A se se lagbara Olorun”. Rest in perfect peace my dear friend."

This tribute was added by adeleke adesanya on 22nd February 2016

"Hello 'Lola,

I don't have the right words for this occasion. May your faith in God comfort, keep you strong and shelter you."

This tribute was added by Samuel Keshinro on 22nd February 2016

"It is indeed a very sad moment, but I am sure 'Temi' will forever remain yours. Dear Omolola, accept my condolence."

This tribute was added by Ibanga Ubom on 22nd February 2016

"Bro Bola, you were on my mind two weeks ago and I was planning to check on you over that weekend. It's has been very painful knowing that I missed you by just two days. You've been my mentor in the work of the God and helped me to mature and grow. You encouraged me to be steadfast in serving God and never to waver.  I'm happy knowing that you'd fought a good fight and remained faithful til the end and now you are in GLORY with the Saints. Until we meet again....."

This tribute was added by Tobi Agbaje on 21st February 2016

"What can I say? Uncle Bola will always be remembered as a wonderful man to me. He has always been kind to me, spoken with words of wisdom, made me laugh and I am sure he has done the same to everyone he knew. I am so hurt, so upset to see that he has gone but I am also happy that God has put his suffering to a stop. I remember that he called me Mayor which I cannot forget. That always made me laugh. I remember last year, spending summer with you uncle. Thank you Uncle Bola and Aunty Omolola for welcoming myself, my parents, my sister and my cousin to your lovely home last summer. I will always remember that time. I never even knew you were ill because you always had a smile on your face, you always made everyone see past your suffering. What a great man you will always be. Thank you for telling me to go ahead with my passion for journalism. Going in this career direction has changed my life so much for the better. It brings great joy to me to know that you were a huge part of that change. May you rest in holy peace Uncle Bola. My love goes out to you."

This tribute was added by Joy Obihara on 21st February 2016

"Deacon Bola, I didn't know that the Blessings and Prayers you prayed for me in July 2015, will be the last we'll have before the resurrection day. You had trust in me and gave me a task that thought me how to pray and be an intercessor for Christ, without knowing much about me. Your encouragement and compassionate words were always alive in me. Your memories will forever be in my heart. You'll forever be missed. I thank God for your life and ministry. By God's Grace, we'll meet again in Heaven. Ride On Bro Bola, and may your Soul Rest In Perfect Peace! AMEN.
Our Condolences to your wife and family. Sis Omolola, May our God Lord Console you, uplift you, uphold you, and sustain you in this difficult time. Remain blessed."

This tribute was added by Akinola Fisher on 21st February 2016

"Deacon Bola I thank God for your life and your impact on the men of The Kings court, your facilitating our growth as men, your humility and focus on Jesus. Your teachings, sermons and impact of the Sunday school on me. You have affected lives positively. As you always worshipped " Do Do Do Ogene Do" . You will be missed. Rest whole, in the bosom of our soon coming King Jesus,till the trumpet call.  
May the good Lord comfort all your loved ones. Sister Omolola God will comfort you, his grace is still sufficient."

This tribute was added by Ihuoma Elumogo on 21st February 2016

""Uncle Brother B" as my daughter calls you, it is with saddened hearts that we received news of your passing unto glory. I remember your laughter, that draws anyone listening to laugh along with you. Your kind heart and sincere spirit will be missed sorely. Rest in peace Sir, our prayers are with Sis Omolola and your siblings. It is well."

This tribute was added by Victor Elumogo on 21st February 2016

"The Rapture of a Beloved Brother and fellow labourer.
My special and beloved Brother B. It is very tough to come to terms that my special co-labourer in the vineyard has raptured. Memories of our  sleepless nights in the cold and heat of Hackensack, NJ interceding for the church and brethren as well as numerous spiritual activities we went through together came alive when your transition was confirmed to me by Bro Leke. Our special friendship and love blossomed even more after our wives came into the picture. Saying I miss you is an understatement but my consolation is that you fought a good fight of faith and are now with your first Love, our Lord Jesus. Adieu my Brother as I look forward to when we shall meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Dele Arajuwa on 21st February 2016

"I still remember vividly the last day in U.S. before you travel to Nigeria and we had a long discussion without knowing that I will not be able to talk to you live again. Deacon Bola, you have struggled so much but I thank God that you serve Him even to the end.
All your jokes and humility will ever remain a memory. You will forever be missed. Good night friend and colleague."

This tribute was added by Tosin Fisher on 21st February 2016

"Rest in peace dear Deacon Bola. After a period of denial, I write to thank you for your Sunday School teachings and all you did to encourage us in the faith. I will personally miss your sense of humor and the humility you expressed every time you were called upon to minister to us. May our good Lord comfort your family."

This tribute was added by Olufemi Bababunmi on 21st February 2016

"I can not forget some of the one on one discussions that we had together. You never spent your time talking empty word. Always sincere and straight forward. You remain a gentle giant in my heart.

Good night."

This tribute was added by Rita Oduomah on 21st February 2016

"There are people that cross your path and make great impact. You are one of those people. I remember your strong faith, humility, love for the lord, passion for the Sunday school, evangelism, jokes, laughter and great sense of humor. Beloved, rest in the bosom of the lord till we meet to part no more. Sis Lola my beloved, it is well with you ma. Only God will comfort, strengthen, uphold and encourage you. It is well with you ma.

Never say goodbye but good night till we meet at the feet of the lord to part no more."

This tribute was added by Olusegun Zaccheus on 21st February 2016

"Bola I was in shocked but God loves you more.I will forever missing you,I pray to God to give your a perfect rest in peace.Sister Omolola God will comfort you and the rest of your family."

This tribute was added by Ezekiel Oguje on 20th February 2016

"No farewell words were spoken, No time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why.
Uncle, you may be out of my sight, but you will never be out of my heart, I may not see your face, but I will always remember your smile, I will never hear your voice again but you will forever whisper in my ear. I never got to say goodbye to you, or tell you how much you really meant to me. Uncle you such a wonderful person that cares for others, a word can not describe you enough, I still not believe it is real! Goodnight

Comfort & Ezekiel Oguje (RCCG, U.S.A)"

This tribute was added by Ruth Oghogho on 20th February 2016

"When I heard about your passing onto glory, I remembered this face with a smile always .A gentle and a kind man of God.Singing God praises is one thing I know that  mostly brings the passion in you,on your knees you worshiped him before his congregation.

Your death is  painful to us but we  remember the time spent together,the laughter and the celebrations.In pain and many tears we chose to trust God and not ask questions about your transition,but to hold on to the fact that you are now in  perfect peace.

I thank  God for the priviledge of knowing you,I thank God for your wife and for all the support and love you showed her to make her the woman she is.I thank God for the family you left behind for he is comforting them,I thank God for the church you left behind because they are encouraged to continue the christian race.Your physical prescence will be missed,but you live on in our heart.Farewell Deacon Adebola Omoteso."

This tribute was added by Peter Osazuwa on 19th February 2016

"Sir,
Rest in perfect peace.

Omolola, my person, God will grant you the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Stay strong, it is well with you. Our prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by Yemi Osinbajo on 19th February 2016

"TRIBUTE TO BOLA OMOTESO – MY BROTHER AND FRIEND

My brother and friend, Bola went to be with the Lord on Thursday 11th February 2016 at about 7: 30pm. He had been with me in Abuja on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. We sat across the table from each other in the office of the Vice President.  We shared plans. He always had the most insightful ideas.

He had returned home after over 30 years in the United States to work with me. He and Omolola had worked and prayed so hard during the campaign. We believed it would be an opportunity to do what we had talked about for years - working with others to build a new nation. He was to officially resume work as my adviser on Trade and Investments on Monday 15th February 2016. That never happened.  

I mourn my friend, with his dear wife Omolola, his brother Leke and his sisters. But I celebrate the transition to glory of a man faithfully committed to family and friends, who loved Jesus deeply and trusted Him absolutely.

He is today in heaven, restful and joyful forever.  Blessed be God.



Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN"

This tribute was added by Yemi Osinbajo on 19th February 2016

"TRIBUTE TO BOLA OMOTESO – MY BROTHER AND FRIEND

My brother and friend, Bola went to be with the Lord on Thursday 11th February 2016 at about 7: 30pm. He had been with me in Abuja on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. We sat across the table from each other in the office of the Vice President.  We shared plans. He always had the most insightful ideas.

He had returned home after over 30 years in the United States to work with me. He and Omolola had worked and prayed so hard during the campaign. We believed it would be an opportunity to do what we had talked about for years - working with others to build a new nation. He was to officially resume work as my adviser on Trade and Investments on Monday 15th February 2016. That never happened.  

I mourn my friend, with his dear wife Omolola, his brother Leke and his sisters. But I celebrate the transition to glory of a man faithfully committed to family and friends, who loved Jesus deeply and trusted Him absolutely.

He is today in heaven, restful and joyful forever.  Blessed be God.



Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN"

This tribute was added by Collins Elumogo on 19th February 2016

"My brother B as I always fondly address you. You were to schedule a date to minister in my Parish and then this but guess what! Your cool, calm and collective domino, your constant charming smile and contagious laugh and your firm, steel inflectionless voice would be the ministration to all of us. You got called home while the ovation was at its loudest, leaving us with evergreen memories.
Rest in His bosom."

This tribute was added by Abi Ajoni on 18th February 2016

"Adebola- the Lord, sure, understands

My phone rings, I wish it was you
But I know, it will never be you
For the Lord gives, the Lord takes away
Who can explain? who understands?

    The Lord, sure, understands
    Adebola. Adebola, o ye Oluwa, o ye Oluwa
    The Lord, sure, understands

My phone rings, but it will never be you
Who’ll take your place, ‘cause you won’t be back?
For the Lord gives, the Lord takes away
Who can explain? Who understands?
   The Lord, sure, understands
   Adebola. Adebola, o ye Oluwa, o ye Oluwa
   The Lord, sure, understands.

You were joy. You will live in my heart and mind forever. Always."

This tribute was added by Pastor Babs Odunsi on 18th February 2016

"Deacon Bola Omoteso, no matter how well crafted, words will still not be enough to express the shock that the news of your death brought to us. As a brother, minister and co-laborer here at RCCG The King's Court, you will be sorely missed. Your passion for whatever you believe in is exemplary, exceeding and beyond words; your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and your dedicated service in His Vineyard, inclusive. You served at your best. Among other things, you turned the Sunday School department around for the better. We sincerely appreciate you.

We have many questions but we don't have the answers, only God does. But despite our pains and bewilderment, we draw comfort in knowing  that you are at peace with your Creator. You are resting at the bosom of Father Abraham. You are in a place devoid of toil, vanity, sorrow and pain. Without doubt, your journey through this transient world was meaningful. You touched many lives and gave of your best, even when not convenient.

We pray that your legacies will endure. We also pray that God will keep and uphold your entire family, especially your wife, Omolola.

Pastor Babs Odunsi
Senior Pastor
RCCG The King's Court
Hackensack, New Jersey
U. S. A"

This tribute was added by Adebisi Odunsi on 18th February 2016

"Bro "B" I never knew that your telling me on Sunday December 6th that you were travelling  the next day was a final farewell. O death where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory.
My wonderful Sunday school teacher has joined the cloud of witnesses. Bro "B" you have fought a good fight, you have finished your course, you  have kept the faith and you have received a crown of righteousness. Our loss is a gain to heaven.
Good night Bro "B" till we meet again on the Resurrection morning."

This tribute was added by Dare Coker on 18th February 2016

"May God grant hm eternal rest n giv d fmly d fortitude to bear d loss.Madam Anne,God wl strengthen u."

This tribute was added by Saheed Bilewu on 18th February 2016

"May God grant him eternal rest and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss.Ma, God will srrengthen you."

This tribute was added by Omolade Mariam on 18th February 2016

"May the almighty God grant him eternal rest in his bossom. As for madam Ann and the family all I can say is it well with your soul. The Lord will continue to be strength and comfort you all. Accept my condolences."

This tribute was added by Fashola Kayode on 18th February 2016

"It came to us of SAN as surprise but then we acccepted knowing that God giveth and God taketh.We are rest assured that you have lived a good life.
  Anne, accept my condolences ans I pray that the soul of the departed will rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Olawale Oladapo on 18th February 2016

"Sometimes one wonders why death have to take someone at an age when he's set to enjoy all he has toiled for but to God is a greater plan; He created us and determine when to take us! Sir, you have come; you have seen and you have conquered.Rest in peace and I pray God almighty bless your soul and give everyone you left behind the grace to bear your irreparable loss.
Sleep on as my heart goes to your wife,  children and immediate family.

Olawale Oladapo (SAN member)"

This tribute was added by Akinfemisoye Electron Ayo on 17th February 2016

"From God almighty we all came , and to him we shall all return !
I commiserate with Dr. Mrs Lola Omoteso and the entire family  on the transition of their loved one who has gone to rest !
I pray that God in his mercy will forgive him his sins , grant him eternal rest and grant the family he left behind the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss .

Ayo Akinfemisoye ( SAN - member )"

This tribute was added by Bimbo Keinde on 17th February 2016

"To live in the hearts of those we love is to never die... Living is all about giving and even if we can't satisfy everyone we must strive till we can say I gave my all! Thank God for a life filled with giving... O di gb'ose..."

This tribute was added by Nancy Miller on 17th February 2016

"Rest in peace and free of pain, dear Adebola.  I have only fond memories of you with my dear friend and sister Omolola.  I was so very fortunate to be with you on your wedding day in New Jersey.  I know you have touched the lives of many people, especially through your dedication to the church.  I was so happy to hear of your recent appointment and move to Nigeria, and so shocked and saddened to hear that you are no longer in this world.  You will live forever in the minds of your family and friends."

This tribute was added by Yemi Lawal on 17th February 2016

"Uncle B, as I called you the few times our paths crossed, the news of your departure came as a rude shock to me and my family. What a time to exit this world, what a time, but we are consoled with the knowledge that you are in a better place, rest in perfect peace thou gentle man of God. You will definitely remain alive in our hearts..."

This tribute was added by Badejoko Ogunsanya on 17th February 2016

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints.
I thank God for your life and those smile and jokes you always share.
Words can not expressed the Vacum you have created.
Rest in the bosom of our Lord till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Adetoun Sekoni on 17th February 2016

"Adebola you will be missed by all who loved you and all you touched their lives in one way or the other. We love you but the Lord you served loves you best. Sunre o Aburo mi owon. Until we meet to part no more. REST IN PERFECT PEACE.

Your sister
Prof (Mrs) Adetoun A Sekoni."

This tribute was added by Isaac Adeyinka on 17th February 2016

"You live on in our heart. May the Lord continue to comfort those loved ones you have left behind. Prof Tunji Adeyinka, NAPRI Shika Zaria."

This tribute was added by Olubunmi Onyagbodor(nee Sekoni) on 17th February 2016

"Dear Uncle Bola,
the news of your departure came as a shock. It was unbelievable that you slept and didn't wake up again. We finally had the opportunity to have you close to us, to see you more often and to enjoy our beloved Uncle, but not for long, you left us again just as you had always done over the years. This time, there is no date of your return. You will not come to us again, we would one day come to where you are, and how I look forward to seeing your face and holding your hand on that beautiful resurrection morning. Farewell my loving, kind and gentle Uncle, I know you have gone to a far better place."

This tribute was added by Grace Bosede Adetomiwa on 16th February 2016

"What a loss!  My family will miss you.  We will miss those crisp and alive sermons that remained with us permanently!  May His grace comfort those you have left behind.  May your soul rest in peace.  Enjoy the bosom of the father where there is no more pain or sorrow.  Shalom."

This tribute was added by Carolyn Olumese on 16th February 2016

"I never knew my last " Have a blessed week" to you will be the last. Our dear brother, words fail me when I heard of your departure from this sinful world. I take solace in knowing that you are resting at the bosom of your father. I will hold on to the memory of you dancing like david danced during praise and worship in church. Rest in peace dear brother."

This tribute was added by Thompson Ugiagbe on 16th February 2016

"To live in the hearts of those you left behind is not to die.  You touched lives.  Live on sir, till we meet again in the Lord."

This tribute was added by Omolola Famuyiwa on 16th February 2016

"Temi! Why now? Life had taken a new turn for the best... A new location, a new appointment, a new home, a new life... All planned out. The plane of marital joy and career fulfilment had begun to taxi for final take off... Then silence. Ademi, you'd remain in my heart; locked up where there is neither sickness nor strife. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?"


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