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Pa Augustine Adebayo Folorunsho
  • 82 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 9, 1933
  • Place of birth:
    Ilale, Kwara state, Nigeria
  • Date of passing: Apr 8, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Kaduna, Kaduna, Nigeria
Let the memory of Pa Augustine be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved Husband, Father,grandfather and great-grandfather.  Pa Augustine Folorunsho, 82,  We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Johnmeg Akanni on 10th September 2016

"It is your birthday we miss you . But we are really rest assured that you are renting in God's bossoms . Thank you for all your love and labour over us we love you . Thank you for all the legacies . We love you"

This tribute was added by Johnmeg Akanni on 6th May 2016

"TRIBUTE TO MY LOVING DADDY
It was very shocking when I received a call that you were gone. Ha! What a loving father you were to me. As a young girl, then, I was always looking forward for your arrival because I knew definitely that Christmas/New Year wears would surface. You gave me hope when all I could smell was hatred and abandonment.

Your lasts words to me were”Folasade, kare o, you are not alone, emi ati mama yin ko gbagbe re o; ema fi ara yin sile o”. I never knew that would be the last time I would hear your voice. In any case, though you are gone, but the legacy you left behind shall be upheld God helping us. I still love you, ‘DADDY KADUNA’ as you were fondly called, sleep on.
FOLASADE KOLAWOLE"

This tribute was added by Johnmeg Akanni on 6th May 2016

"Mr Folorunsho is a good man, his hard working, dedicated to work and he comes early to work(punctuality). May his soul rest in peace.
From Engr Abdulkareem
NTA KADUNA"

This tribute was added by Johnmeg Akanni on 3rd May 2016

"My Father In Love

I am a direct beneficiary of your forthrightness, your simple and accommodating nature! You call my friend “lord Matto! Your honest approach to issues redefines the situation! We never expected this so soon and your grandchildren believe you are on a journey as they sincerely look forward to when you will be back.

They peep into your room with a lot on questions on their mind not knowing how to ask! Realizing that you have embarked on a journey of no return made me to fear death so much that I realized that it's not an end, but a new beginning!! A new beginning of a beautiful existence.

I realized that God’s ways are mysterious, and sometimes we just won’t understand – we won’t understand why you have to go home now? We won’t understand why you had to bare so much burden? Despite all these, we are comforted that You are free from earthly pains, strife, malice, heaviness of heart, PHCN strike, etc and you are resting in the Lord’s bosom………rest on Daddy! Resting on Grandpa!! We will surely miss you....rest on sir
Lanre."

This tribute was added by Johnmeg Akanni on 3rd May 2016

"MY HUSBAND
On April 8th 2016, the journey of over 5 decades ended within a twinkle of an eye in the presence of our Parish Priest, Rev. Father John .E. Abutu, two sons, two daughters and myself at exactly 8:30am. It was a peaceful exit as God granted my wish and prayer for you. This, I will forever be grateful,prayerful and move closer to Him for the remaining days of my life.
The journey was full of ups and downs but despite all odds, we were able to whether storms together to achieve good results. Glory be to God for it was through His Grace.
My dear, you are a quiet and highly disciplined man who did not meddle in the affairs of others. You believed in punctuality, truth, dedication and hard work. I am glad the children followed your footsteps and were commended for it in their various work places which gave you great joy during your lifetime. You gave everything you had to give them good education. Your advice to me at all times was that "Do not trust and rely on people as they will turn their backs on you the day you need them most. Always trust God because He will never desert you". This has yielded good results for me on many occasions. For this, I say THANK YOU. (AYO NI IRANTI OLODODO).
The vacuum you left behind will be difficult to fill but I believe and trust God that He will direct us in the right path. Your favourite songs 'He's alive and Happy Day' will always be our guide.
O daaro, a o pade l'ese Jesu l'ojo Ajinde, Amin.
Omo oloye ariki, o sogbon lede uke, erari godo, e paloko dosu lomuye, e rari tan, e mu iye okin bo. Omo olope meji lona eyinisa. Omo oba, omo olowo, olowo lodu bi iyere, omo olowo banti banti, olowo jinmi jinmi, omo olobe rinsin   rinsin, omo olobe isu koko gbanmo gbanmo, omo elesin lewe, elesin ni modudu modudu, esin njoko baba nmi pekepeke. Sun re o.
Your loving wife,
Felicia Omoyoola Folorunsho"

This tribute was added by Johnmeg Akanni on 3rd May 2016

"My Daddy by Adewale 1
As I began thinking about writing this piece for my Dad I thought – how can I do justice to this GREAT MAN (MY DADDY) with just a few words to all the years of love, sacrifices, strength and support that he gave to me? Hmmmmm! I’m hoping that the real tribute to Dad will be the actions of my life – that I am a testament to the love and lessons that he instilled in me.
Before I proceed further, I want you to know about the Opomulero (Pillar) behind my Dad – Mummy (Nee Adejuwon). At moments when Daddy’s strength and faith fails Mum was always there to the rescue standing strong like the Rock of Gibraltar and to get Dad up again and to believe. As a son I never realized the dedicated love that she had for Dad – I always know she had for me by the selfless things she did for me without complaining nor letting me know what she was doing – but I did Mum – and the love was always there! What I realized these past years when old age began to take its toll on Dad was that same dedicated love for my Father that I never saw – but knew was always there. To see Mummy care for Daddy these past years even with her own leg challenge – from the gentle cleaning of Dad to the changing of his bed linens and the washing of his clothes and to the up and down and back and forth of checking on him in his room even when she ought to be resting, was to see that love demonstrated in action. This made me realize the quiet, selfless, caring loving way of affection that Mum had for my Dad that I never really knew or appreciated. THANKS MUM! – but this is about Dad so…..
Over the past weeks, I have been thinking about Dad finally coming to grips with the inevitable despite I was present when it all happened. I thought “how can I tell a story of Dad that conveys the message of what his love and strength has meant to me. I guess I’ll just do that by sharing certain narratives whose underlying message teaches the lesson of his life to me.
Family (Mummy & us the Children) meant everything to Dad. Years back I read a draft of his letter why he needed to transfer his services from Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Jos to Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Kaduna. In it he wrote pleading in words “I need to be in Kaduna with my Wife to support her through the sad and happy times of raising a family rather than entrusting that very hard and demanding task to her alone and to be a part of my Children’s formative years which is a responsibility I owe them”
Education was top priority of Dad for his Children as such he will deny himself basic needs like clothes to ensure we get the needs for our education. I could count how many clothes and shoe Dad used his money to buy. He will tell my siblings and I “I may not have wealth to transfer to us but he owe us that singular responsibility to educate us”. That Daddy pursued vigorously and passionately. Today all 8 of his children are graduates and quite a number of them have multiple degrees in diverse fields.
I remember how he usually helps with my mathematics during my junior and secondary school days. Even in his old age he was very particular about the education of his grand children and their performances in their academics.
Daddy has a way of making those around him feel special. He usually coins a pet name for you and hails you with it very often. For me it is “Ade 1” and for his grandson Olamide, it is “Chief Chief”. These names are now gone with the winds because even if a thousand people call us by these pet names it can never and will never be as Dad calls us. This also goes for all those who had the opportunity of getting close him.
Dad has patience as a virtue. If it were right to say one have patience to a fault that will have been my Daddy. Throughout my life time I have only seen Dad loose his patience once. That particular day home was hot to be in for a while. This taught us the lesson that patience ought not to be taken for granted too.
Harwork and dedication was another very important thing that I learnt from you Dad. I remember all the late night calls from Nigerian Television Authority Kaduna (NTA) each time there is a fault. Then NTA transmission station was in Jaji, Kaduna State. Dad will leave for Jaji late at night just to ensure continuous transmission. Many at times he will spend more than a day or even two working to solve these problems. He worked as if it was his personal business. No wonder he rose to the highest pinnacle of his profession in the same organization. I recall when I called the present Assistant Director Marketing – Mal. Mannir B. Atiku that Dad has passed on to glory moments later he called me back and in his words “Your father is a good man”. He came to this conclusion after hearing several testimonies from those that knew him after he broke the news to them.
Today, I just want to close my Tribute to Dad by saying “I am proud of you Dad. I am proud of the life you lived. I am proud of the many lessons you taught me. I am proud to be your son. If there is a second world and I have the opportunity to pick a Dad, it will be you again Daddy and no other”.
I know you are now singing to God along with the Angels your favorite song –
His alive amen,
His alive,
Jesus is alive
Forever His alive
Amen.
Finally, when you think of my Dad, think of all the good times he gave each one of you and please continue to tell your own narratives of how he affected your life. I’m sure that will be the best tribute to Daddy and that would be what he would desire.

Rest on Dad till we meet again at the Lord’s feet.
George Folorunsho"

This tribute was added by Johnmeg Akanni on 3rd May 2016

"There are father in-laws and there are fathers more than in-laws! Daddy Folorunsho was more than a father in-law. I’m his son-in-law, but you can essentially drop the “in-law” part. He treated me as a son and accepted me into the family. When we approach him concerning any issue, he wouldn’t take sides.  He loved us both, continued to treat me as a son, and encouraged us by his exemplary life style.
And above all, I thank God for the daughter he raised.  She is in many ways like her father.  From him (and from her mom), she learned honesty, integrity, gentleness, the value of hard work, the importance of family, and the need to live life as a Christian in all ways. I am benefiting every day from daddy’s contribution as a father even now that he’s gone to be with the Lord, because I can see his many characteristics in my wife. I can’t tell him this today because he’s not here, but I can always thank God for him! Rest on Daddy!!
Jeff Amune (Son In-love )"

This tribute was added by Johnmeg Akanni on 3rd May 2016

"My own very best Grandpa
Ololade the great Chief, Chief Chief my Grandpa will call me. You are going to be a great man he will always say. Grandpa, my Grandpa - Grandma said you went to see God and I kept asking her when you will be back? She never said when but I know someday we will meet to part no more. I love you Grandpa but God loves you most. Rest in the bosom of the Lord.
Emmanuel Ololade Folorunsho
Grand son"

This tribute was added by Johnmeg Akanni on 3rd May 2016

"A tribute to the best Father-in-love  (EKA)
He left at a time I needed him most. He promised my parents he would take good care of me and YES he did. He did without discrimination. He was a great father-in-law one that I will always miss for the rest of my life. He stood by me, for me and with me. His advice and kind words I would forever cherish. Dad you left when you know I still needed you.
People say I should celebrate your death as you lived to the biblical age but I wish I can as I have just lost a Guardian, a rare Gem and a Father.  Adieu Pa mi until we meet to part no more.
Ekanem Oluwakemi Folorunsho
Daughter-in-love"

This tribute was added by Johnmeg Akanni on 3rd May 2016

"Tribute to the best Grand Pa the world has ever had
Years back when I was still very young Mummy will take me to visit Grand Pa on weekends. He will place me on his laps and sing “Damilola, fine girl, Damilola pretty girl” just to calm me down when I cry. Today I cry because you are no more. Who will solo this melody to calm me again????
Grand ma said you went to see God and someday we will all the same way. I guess you are happy there but I miss you dearly. I love you Grandpa but God loves you most. Adieu.
Kimberly Oluwadamilola Folorunsho
Grand daughter"

This tribute was added by Johnmeg Akanni on 3rd May 2016

"Daddy, Fondly Called Grandpa

It is an honour to celebrate the life of a man who had walked this earth as God's faithful servant. Some knew him as Dad; some as a brother; some as leader; some as a competent engineer; people knew him for different reasons. I am proud to know him as a loving father who impacted values and ethics that have made me the woman of God I have become today. Here was a man who came, who saw and who conquered. Many ran the race of life and finished badly but my father fought the good fight of faith, fully trusting in Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
My daddy was beyond handsome; he was beautiful. He was a gentleman with a quiet spirit, principled, disciplined, dedicated, hardworking, intelligent, resourceful, loving, supportive … my father was a great teacher, a role model and more importantly, God fearing.

Let me start by COMMENDING MY PRECIOUS MUMMY - his wife, for having such a great taste and wisdom. She chose Mr Adebayo A Folorunsho, a man who would honour, love and respect her for decades to come and whose love she likewise returned. I am so glad she was by him when he slept. Mummy, on behalf of the children and grandchildren I say thank you. Your choice of a husband has given us the most wonderful, caring and loving father: One we could respect, treasure, and adore; a true papa and grandpa to the 2nd generation. At my last conversation with him, he expressed his appreciation to mummy who had given him a wonderful life and to us the children. In his words, he said, “I want you to thank your mummy for all her efforts, I am grateful ( Bami dupe lowo momo yin ganni).”

Even though married, daddy was ever protective of us. Memories of our time of youth linger still. Daddy was very protective of us ‘the girls’ especially. Due to his protectiveness, we didn’t entertain brothers in our house because the interrogation can be embarrassing for us. Now that I am a parent, I understand why. We joke about it now that our husbands really passed daddy's exam. Daddy, I am so grateful for all your love towards us. As the first born, my husband went through series of interrogations and tests. I am glad that he passed them all.

A lot of memories that make me smile include one where daddy booked an appointment for my hair with ‘momo ile pink’. This I cherish so much and I’m glad my husband follows after him in this area.

My daddy was an intelligent man who wanted us to excel in education. I know of a man that had the set of textbooks we had in school at home, including the syllabus.  He was the only one that I know who will rewrite our exam papers and remark them. When on holiday, we had to redo the papers and he will teach and make sure we understood all the ones we got wrong in the exams. Every assignment was scrutinised.  What a dad!!

I know of a man who was diligent and very organised. My dad took us to school daily even though we had a driver. He took us to school himself and through my primary school days we were always the first to arrive St Joseph primary school. It was no surprise I became the uniform model for KD green-white-green uniform at the department of education. He taught us the value of time keeping and discipline.  During his working life he was always the first to arrive his work place. If only everyone cultivates this culture, Nigeria civil service will be different. What an ICON to emulate; very dedicated and passionate about what he did. His staff knew him for his perfectionist approach to things. An example was whenever the TV at home was on during his working days at NTA. He would observe every detail and you would hear my dad say things like “what are you doing”, “common, move out”, etc. And should the pictures, sound, or something else not improve, within minutes my dad will dress up and go to NTA.

I know my dad as someone committed to his assignment in Church. He cherished his role so much and put in all his best. Going late to church / work was not an option. His saying was, “being late shows you are unreliable and not responsible“. These words shaped my attitude to both God and life.

My dad was a loving / compassionate man. Whilst growing up, our  house was open to all and as such we didn't grow up in a nuclear family setting. Despite the large number of people in the house he made sure all of us were comfortable. He ensured that all of us went to school or learn a trade. His heart was for all to excel in all that they chose to do.

My dad was a legend and hero to me; a dad who wanted the best for all. My dad was the only one that looked into my eyes and will say, “this girl is not feeling well. She needs to go the hospital”. What fond memories. Our husbands had to meet certain standards because he wanted the best for us. We had to assure him that these men were different, Thank you for all the plans you had for us. No wonder your seeds are all in the vineyard of God doing exploits for the Lord.

Daddy thank you for the legacies you left for us. Thank you for cheering us on. Thank you for believing in us. I will not forget your expression the day I completed my last course. The joy in your voice was so overwhelming.  You are a dad that was proud of his children. Thank you so much

How can I forget one of your sayings “mio fe ki iya jeyin”( I don’t want you to suffer).  Indeed your prayers were answered. Esin wa de ibi ti eru koti ni bawa.

Daddy you left so many legacies and also a vacuum that I wonder if we can fill it . But by the Grace of God it is possible. By the grace of God the knowledge of God lingers on in the family and we are grateful that the ‘clapping society’ caught on and today you are blessed with children who loved and feared God; children who are leaders, pastor, deacons, Deaconesses - all in various assignments in the Vineyard of God.
Your love of music has passed on to the younger generation. Thank you for the legacy of music.
I will alway love you and will miss you. But with God on our side we will be okay and I assure you that we will look after your darling sweetheart.

Thank you daddy. All I have left now are the precious memories, which I will cherish.

I love you.
Yinka"

This tribute was added by Johnmeg Akanni on 3rd May 2016

"TRIBUTE FOR OUR GRANDFATHER

Grand Pa, I thank you for the name you gave me and my younger brother – Busuyi and Ajileye. Thank you for caring for us and making us feel so important whenever we come to the house. We will do our best in school and respect our parents so that we too can be better people and relevant to our society. Thank you Grand Pa and rest well in Jesus name.
DERICK & DELROY"

This tribute was added by Johnmeg Akanni on 3rd May 2016

"MY FATHER IN LOVE GOOD NIGHT. ADIEU ( P'S POLYCARP)

I can’t forget in a hurry how in trying to please you and Pastor (Mrs.) Margaret (your first daughter) when she came for a break from London, how I bought a new Navy Blue Suit, took my time to iron it even though I took it from the dry cleaner only to enter the house and she said, “these Nigerian Tailors don’t know house to sew Suits”. Only to later find out it was all to ensure her sister marry someone reliable. Baami, it was not funny how I felt at that time. You sat there with a smile and just looked at me. I cannot also forget how I use my money to buy Punch News Papers for the first time when I came visiting. And after reading it you returned it back to me. I did all these thinking of you then as a difficult person that I had to work hard to approach only to realize that you were such a simple, straightforward and easily approachable person.

Few years after that, I got married to one of the best daughters you have. You drew me so close to you and gave me the title, “LORD POLY” though nobody calls me that and sadly now that you are gone nobody will, they will rather call me, “OMO DUDU” which Mummy gave me and I answer with pride.

You lead a family that was so united together in everything they do from start to finish. A selfless family that makes one feel important, and every suggestion or contribution is treated with great respect. A family that has great regard for one another and will not take a decision until others make an input.

Daddy please rest now, for this home you left here will never fall because its foundation in on the Solid Rock – Jesus Christ, and if Christ tarries for a million years and more, for us here, “no shaken”. We are not praying for someone to fill the gap you created because nobody can, we only pray that our children, your grand children will grow to fear God as you taught, and be more relevant in their days than we are now.
May your soul rest in the bosom of Father Abraham until we join you.
Your son

LORD POLLY a.k.a OMO DUDU"

This tribute was added by Johnmeg Akanni on 3rd May 2016

"TRIBUTE TO PAPA ENGR ADEBAYO FOLORUNSHO (1934 - 2016)
"Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! For His mercy endureth forever. Psalms 107:1
Papa Folorunsho lived a fulfilled life of 4 score and 2 years.
He was called home on the 8th of April, 2016. Papa was called "home" in a peaceful atmosphere, free of pain, free of tension, free of rigour.
Papa Folorunsho has confidently gone to occupy one of those mansions that our Lord Jesus Christ promised to prepare for all those who believe in Him (John 14:1-2)
Papa was a man who loves to pray and he believed that nothing is difficult for God to do. On every occasion we visited, just before leaving, Papa would say to me "mommy e gbadura fun wa! He was always at peace after each of our prayer sessions.
Papa Folorunsho was a simple, gentle and an unruffled person. He loved his children and he left them with the best legacy which is "Education."
Papa was a man of integrity and was straight forward in his dealings with people.
May his soul rest in perfect peace. May God comfort mama, his children, grandchildren and relatives.
Ma sun olufe k'o si ma a simi
Gbori le aiya olugbala re
Afe o, sugbon Jesu fe o ju
Sun re! Sun re! Sun re!

Mama VO BILEWU"

This tribute was added by Johnmeg Akanni on 3rd May 2016

"TRIBUTE TO PAPA ENGR ADEBAYO FOLORUNSHO (1934 - 2016)
"Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! For His mercy endureth forever. Psalms 107:1
Papa Folorunsho lived a fulfilled life of 4 score and 2 years.
He was called home on the 8th of April, 2016. Papa was called "home" in a peaceful atmosphere, free of pain, free of tension, free of rigour.
Papa Folorunsho has confidently gone to occupy one of those mansions that our Lord Jesus Christ promised to prepare for all those who believe in Him (John 14:1-2)
Papa was a man who loves to pray and he believed that nothing is difficult for God to do. On every occasion we visited, just before leaving, Papa would say to me "mommy e gbadura fun wa! He was always at peace after each of our prayer sessions.
Papa Folorunsho was a simple, gentle and an unruffled person. He loved his children and he left them with the best legacy which is "Education."
Papa was a man of integrity and was straight forward in his dealings with people.
May his soul rest in perfect peace. May God comfort mama, his children, grandchildren and relatives.
Ma sun olufe k'o si ma a simi
Gbori le aiya olugbala re
Afe o, sugbon Jesu fe o ju
Sun re! Sun re! Sun re!

Mama VO Bilewu"

This tribute was added by Mummeg A on 2nd May 2016

"Grandpa ,you left us so soon . Glad we saw you the last time we were in Nigeria . Thank you for your love .
We will miss you . Good night . Olaoluwayode,Oluwamayokun,Moyosola Oluwa and Ayoooluwabami"

This tribute was added by Alex folorunsho on 2nd May 2016

"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 side to help and support us.....
We wonder if we ever thanked you for the sacrifices you made
To let us have the very best
Or for teaching us by your example,
The value of hard work, good judgement, hard work and integrity.
We wonder if we thanked you enough for the simple things like laughter, smiles and the times we shared....
If we had forgotten to show our gratitude for all the things you did,
We are thanking you now...
I hope you know how much you meant to us
You were a vey quiet man but your silence could speak volumes.
The warmth of your gaze said" I love you "
The strength of your hugs said "I will keep you safe".
The gentleness of your hands said "you are precious to me"
Grandpa in the years to come I may not remember many of the words you spoke, but the memories of what you conveyed without speaking a word will stay in my heart.
Gone but not forgotten, your memory lives on in all of us who love you ....... Never to be forgotten.
I LOVE U SO MUCH GRANDPA...... REST ON.
Tosin Arinola Folorunsho
Granddaughter."

This tribute was added by Alex folorunsho on 2nd May 2016

"It is still hard to believe you are gone. I spoke to you week a before you left this world, not knowing that will be the last even though the premonition had been strong before then. I cannot forget your love for us all. You desired we excel in life, and you gave everything we required towards this. At some point, even when it seemed overwhelming you bore it with mummy without complaining. Thank you daddy. I cannot forget your impact in my life and that of my siblings. I will miss your words of encouragement each time we speak or call. I love you dad, and your memory shall forever live in me. "Good night daddy"

"Dayo" Alexander Folorunsho"

This tribute was added by Alex folorunsho on 2nd May 2016

"Grandpa - as you were fondly called! You went to sleep without saying goodnight to your Funmi. It hurts deeply but I take solace in knowing that you are resting. Goodnight dad! Sleep on till we meet to part no more!! Sun re ooh!!!--- Mrs Funmilola Folorunsho."

This tribute was added by Alex folorunsho on 2nd May 2016

"Grandpa, you slept too soon. You should have waited a while longer to see us blossom. But I can't question the Almighty who loves you more & called you to Glory. I love you so much grandpa & miss you loads. Rest on grandpa, sleep on & Goodnight.... Ayodeji

Akinfolarin Folorunsho"

This tribute was added by Mummeg Akanni on 2nd May 2016

"GOOD NITE

My father indeed you are a father! A father who cares and wants the best for all his children. I remember the first day I met with you, it wasn't easy because I was already warned. It was a nervous time because you asked me all manner of questions. and I know that you did that because of all the love you have for your children. I am glad that  you accepted me as your son it has been a great relationship.
“Daddy,” you have some rare qualities that I so much I appreciate in you. The way you care for all of us, praying for us and ensuring that we are comfortable. Your dedication, compassion, diligence and commitment heart, all qualities which I greatly admire.  “Daddy”,  a humble man to the core. I remember when you called me to answer some questions as a Pastor. You were so genuine in your quest to know more of God.  You even thought about going into Bible/Missionary School.
“Daddy”,  a good teacher and disciplinarian. Thank you for giving me your first seed. You left so many memories with me which I will cherish all the days of my life. I will definitely miss all our chats.

Thank you for the legacy you’ve left behind. I am grateful to God for having you as a father.

I love you “Daddy” and I will miss you!  
Adieu, Goodnight
Taiye"


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