ForeverMissed
This memorial website is created in memory of our mum, grandma, great-grandma, Abigail Ebun Sofowote to enable you to add your message (written, audio or video) as a tribute to her. We will remember her in our hearts forever.
Posted by Olusayo Coker on March 2, 2021
Mama, a mother to all, was a God-fearing remarkable woman; one who learned water-colour painting at the young age of 87.

Mama was sharp, intelligent, with an amazing memory that could recall names, places and dates even in her nineties. Though Mama was quite petite, she was a formidable woman and would tell it as she saw it.

It’s really hard to forget someone who gave so much love, care, and inspiration to many. Thank you for your love and devotion to my late mother. Your spirit lives on ma, rest in eternal peace.
Posted by Folahan Ajanlekoko on March 1, 2021
My Mama Abigail Sofowote...has gone!

Ever since I met my Mama Sofowote exactly 31 years ago (Jan - Feb 1990) at the Christening /dedication ceremony of Oluwatumininu (‘Tumi ) Siwoku, in London, my mama Sofowote (65 years old then) never changed physically at all!

She remained the same intelligent, dutiful, loyal, benevolent, loving, caring, virtuous, generous, selfless, God-fearing, prayerful, great source of blessing, best friend, sweet mother, awesome grandmother, adorable great-grandmother and Mother of all Mothers...
She did not waiver a second in her faith and trust in the Lord despite all the challenges she went through since I met her. My Mama was a fighter, a soldier and an overcomer.
I was fortunate that Mama met my biological mother during one of Mama’s trips to Nigeria. Mama came back to the UK and advised me to go home regularly to visit my parents. I heeded Mama’s advice in February 1997 and visited my parents in Nigeria. Didn’t realise that would be the last time I would see my parents as they both passed away 6 months after my visit. They both died 17 days apart. What a time!!! Thanks to Mama Sofowote’s advice, otherwise, I would have been inconsolable!
Fast forward, Mama Sofowote and myself became closer with the passage of time and I’m sure there was no single month that we didn’t communicate in the last 20 years even when we were on different continents. That’s how close we were.
Mama introduced me to her biological children as their younger brother (from another mother) . Mama made sure she attended all our significant milestone celebrations. Mama never failed to send Christmas gifts to my children every year. Mama was a generous giver. She was one of a kind.
In her twilight years, Mama would call me and consult me for counsel on issues bothering her. Mama would call on FaceTime without wearing her glasses. She would read her messages without her glasses. How blessed can one be!!
My Mama Sofowote recorded a glowing 6 minutes video where she dressed up specially to sing, pray and wish me a wonderful 60th birthday celebration in January 2021 just exactly 10 days before her transition to heaven...it’s as if she waited for my birthday. I will forever cherish that video recording.
Mama had always told me that, when she’s ready to depart from this world, it would be accompanied by praise and worship until she transits to the great beyond. This was exactly how it happened. Mama was blessed with the gift of prophecy.
I could go on and on ...
I learnt a lot from Mama Sofowote. I will surely miss my Mama in a million. 
My family will miss her too.
We always cherished her visits and telephone calls.

Mama has gone back to her maker. Her mantra was “Do good always”. She practiced what she preached until her last moments...

I pray for strength for all of us that she left behind in this sinful world.

May mama’s soul find peace and continue joyful celebrations in heaven.

Mama Sofowote’s life is worthy of emulation and great celebration! A beautiful soul has left us.

Peace ✌️

Your son,

Olufolahan Ajanlekoko
Posted by Thobe Mguni on February 28, 2021
We leave a light on.

Even in these times of uncertainty losing a dear one is not easy. My only condolence is that your soul has now found rest. You are still in our thoughts and prayers as we recall memories of our past time's with you.
I remember when my younger sisters first met, they commented, that you were the sharpest dressed granny they'd ever met.
Later through our chats and debates I came to know of your dress making skills and the love you had in experimenting with fashions when you were younger.
I will miss our debates, we were both so opinionated, I will miss you.
Rest in peace, and know that though you are not here, your light remains.
Posted by Rob Powell on February 27, 2021
Dear Abigail,
It was such a joy and privilege to know you since I came to St James Church. Small in stature, but a giant in the Lord, you always inspired me with your steadfast faith, toughened in the furnace of suffering, and your unconquerable joy. I will miss you, but I rejoice that you are now with your beloved Father in heaven, or 'Daddy' as you loved to call him. I look forward to being with you again, to share some eternal jolof rice, pounded yam and okra! May you rest in peace and rise in glory m y dear sister.
Posted by Roluke Omisakin on February 24, 2021
Tribute to an inestimable jewel a one in a million grand mum a philanthropist God fearing mother who loves and care for everyone u taught me a lot DAT am enjoying today d last time we have a jist together on d 9th of January 2021 grandma u said when its time to go home u wants all your children And grand children to sing songs of pray to see u off to gate of heaven and I thank God we did on d 31of January 2021 when you said goodbye to everyone how I wish I could turn back the hands of the clock for You to remain with us grandma hummmmn miss u so much grandma we love u but god loves most rest in perfect peace grandma,Roluke
Posted by Faith Coker on February 23, 2021
Great Grandma, I will miss you.

I will miss seeing your smile, I will miss hearing your voice, I will miss hearing you sing my name on the phone, I will miss you.

When I am complimented on my artistic abilities I am reminded of you because my talent doesn't simply lie within myself but it came from you. Your artwork expressed who you were, you created out of the beauty within you.

Thank you for leaving such an impact on us and though I will miss you I find comfort in knowing you are at peace in a place of no pain but only joy.
Posted by Florence A Ojo on February 23, 2021
My Auntie My Confidant And My Best Friend

Words are inadequate to express my appreciation of your love and kindness to me and my family.

My Auntie is ever ever loving, always giving, and she is a  good helper. She is always patient and above all she is a lover of God; who believes in God's words.

Our relationship started back in 1958 and I have enjoyed and appreciated every day of this relationship. When I got married in London, herself and her husband represented my parents.

I have always tapped into her wealth of knowledge, wisdom and experiences and I have had no regret .

She is a very enduring and loving woman who has always been guided and motivated by the word of God .

In December 2019 during a visit to see her, as I was about to leave she burst into tears  and I asked her why the tears and she said -: Shall we see again?  I replied and said yes because the bible says "a child among them is a hundred years old” and you are not a hundred years old yet. It was quite an emotional experience but I kept in touch with her regularly.

At the start of January she was the first to call me and we spoke at length with each other and we also spoke in early February.

Adieu my loving Auntie
May your soul rest in perfect peace.

Florence Ojo
Posted by Joshua O Ojo on February 21, 2021
I first met our mother, grandmother and great grandmother in April 1961, at Oke-Arin in Lagos. She later travelled to the UK to join her husband, late Papa Sofowote of blessed memory. in 1962.

On my arrival in London in March 1963, I forged a bond of love with Mummy. She was an embodiment of love, and she became my mother, mentor and confidant. This union continued between us until her passing to glory on January 31, 2021.
She was such a loving mother, a virtuous woman, a peaceful and humble personality, always at peace, and a channel of blessings to many persons who had contact with her.

As a Christian, she displayed all the virtues of a true believer, and was a light to the World, a salt in the lives of many people.
Now that she has fought the good fight of faith, and gallantly finished her race, and kept the faith, it is certain that she has laid out for herself a crown of righteousness, as she continues to rest on the bosom of her Lord.

Mummy London, you will forever be in our hearts, as we rejoice with the family for a life worthy of celebration.
May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
J. Olagoke  Ojo.
Posted by K C on February 20, 2021
"Want not, waste not"

That's probably one of the favourite sayings from Grandmother that always sticks in my mind and I've always tried to stay true to that.

"Everything in moderation" is another.

It's hard to imagine we won't get to hear her say Sho, Sho any more.. or sing Oluwakemi over and over again.

It's a true reminder that nothing lasts forever.

Thank you for the wise words and good discipline. Above all, we'll remember you for being that larger than life tie that binds us all together.

Until we meet again and listen to captivating stories of the Wolf and others, Sleep well Grandma.
Posted by Wunmi Lanipekun on February 19, 2021
My dearest Grandma,You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything that you have done for me. Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place. I will be forever grateful and thankful that you are my 'Grandmother'.

Grandma, from my beginning until your end,
You were by my side, my first best friend.
Your love and admiration were sincere.
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you.
You taught me more than I ever knew.
You gave me reason to continue the fight,
Saying a better day comes after the night.

I remember how we were planning my proposal and engagement few days before you passed away. God knows best and I am forever grateful for your love,
And I know you’re looking down from above.
I miss you everyday but i know we will see again.
Rest in Peace Grandma I love and miss you so much.. Until we see each other again.

Posted by Oyindamola Omisakin on February 19, 2021
Words would fail me to describe how pleasant you were. A hope to disheartened and despondent, a giver to the needy and all that comes your way. You usually add sweetness to bitter weary soul and burden bearer to those under heavy load. Your care and love is beyond doubt. You are such a lovely mother and grandmother. Maami, like my mum usually call you, it looks too soon for you to be gone. Though you will be missed but you are forever in our heart. Sleep on my sweet and lovely grandma.
Posted by Yetunde Longe on February 19, 2021
Granny as you are fondly called, you were kind hearted ❤ who embraced anyone who came your way. I got to know you through my sister Adebisi Coker, thank you for the love you showed her and us her family. I believe you have gone to join the saints. Rest in peace. DCP yetunde longe
Posted by Isoken Coker on February 19, 2021
"Great grandma was very kind. She would always sing us these songs whenever we saw or called her and we would dance as well. It always put a smile on our faces. We remember that she was a great artist too and she showed us some of her work when we once went to visit her in London.Any time we left her house she would always give us money.She also used to tell us to work hard in school.We miss her greatly but we know she is now resting safely in heaven."
From Maxine and Toyin Coker❤❤


Posted by Bolajoko Adeshina on February 18, 2021
Grandma! Gone too soon! I will forever remember you ma. A kind hearted woman, God fearing, intelligent, neat and clean mother. Am lion Bolajoko Adeshina Ibrahim your daughter. Sleep well! Sleep on. Loads of love Grandma!
Posted by Femi Coker on February 18, 2021
The matriach of our family - Gone too soon. Yes my grandmother left too soon, she was a young 96 year old delectable lady. An extraordinary woman. Full of life, humour, grace, kindness, generousity, gentleness and above all Godly. I am still missing her, can't believe she is not coming over when this dreadful coronavirus is over. We were hoping she would receive the customary 100 years birthday card from the Queen.
Who says African women are not leaders, educated, not equal to African men and visionary. All you have to do is take a look at my grandma and many more alike. We all miss her and love her dearly. A mother to many. She was a strong confident woman, a leader, an educator, an artist extraordinaire (her paintings proudly adorns the walls of our house).
They don't make them like you anymore. Till we all meet to depart no more......
Posted by B Coker on February 18, 2021
My Grandma, I will miss you, such a gentle but firm, loving woman I will miss your stories your wisdom, you never forgot anything even as old as you were, you are so accommodating I remember all our shopping trips. I know I could do no wrong in your eyes because you always called me “OMOMIDADA” I use to boast I am your only granddaughter. You left without collecting our 100th birthday card from the Queen that me and you planned but God knows best sleep well my beloved Granny
Yours
Bisi❤️❤️
Posted by kemi sofowote on February 18, 2021
Our dear great grandma, I remembered the period Emmanuella Sofowote( great grand daughter) was given birth to, you said "Infact omo daadaa ni, she's fair to have arrived on a date between Afolabi's birthday Aug19 and great grandma's Aug29, ko fe da ja le"
And you named her Ebunoluwa. You were such a loving grand mother to me. Me, Afolabi and your great grand children will miss u so much. Love from Kemi Sofowote & family
Posted by Deborah Dornyo on February 17, 2021
God knows the reason why he took you home Grandma you are precious to us who are we to question God . I always wanted you to get to 100yrs before you go your words for me the day I brought my husband to you was that it shall be well with us that though things may be tight for us but we shall scape through I wish you where still around to see ur great grandchild your love for us is unquestionable and we are greatful to God for every moment you spent with us I pray you rest in the blossom of the lord till we meet you again ma su re oooooo
Posted by Lamide Lanipekun on February 17, 2021

My dear grandma, my love.. words can’t express how much I miss u.I remember anytime I come to your room to greet you and you ask me to sit by your side just to know how your grand daughter is doing and also advice me the best way you could, you wanted to know what I was up to and if I would need any help..oh grandma u were a darling and a mother anyone could ask for..I can never forget all the love you showed me and all the help..I remember your smiles and it’s painful to know I won’t be seeing them again but I know u are in a better place...
Miss you grandma
Posted by M namusubo on February 13, 2021
dear great grandma we love you and me and janais and my whole famliy will miss you very very much.
love from sanna an love from janais your great grand daughters

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Posted by Olusayo Coker on March 2, 2021
Mama, a mother to all, was a God-fearing remarkable woman; one who learned water-colour painting at the young age of 87.

Mama was sharp, intelligent, with an amazing memory that could recall names, places and dates even in her nineties. Though Mama was quite petite, she was a formidable woman and would tell it as she saw it.

It’s really hard to forget someone who gave so much love, care, and inspiration to many. Thank you for your love and devotion to my late mother. Your spirit lives on ma, rest in eternal peace.
Posted by Folahan Ajanlekoko on March 1, 2021
My Mama Abigail Sofowote...has gone!

Ever since I met my Mama Sofowote exactly 31 years ago (Jan - Feb 1990) at the Christening /dedication ceremony of Oluwatumininu (‘Tumi ) Siwoku, in London, my mama Sofowote (65 years old then) never changed physically at all!

She remained the same intelligent, dutiful, loyal, benevolent, loving, caring, virtuous, generous, selfless, God-fearing, prayerful, great source of blessing, best friend, sweet mother, awesome grandmother, adorable great-grandmother and Mother of all Mothers...
She did not waiver a second in her faith and trust in the Lord despite all the challenges she went through since I met her. My Mama was a fighter, a soldier and an overcomer.
I was fortunate that Mama met my biological mother during one of Mama’s trips to Nigeria. Mama came back to the UK and advised me to go home regularly to visit my parents. I heeded Mama’s advice in February 1997 and visited my parents in Nigeria. Didn’t realise that would be the last time I would see my parents as they both passed away 6 months after my visit. They both died 17 days apart. What a time!!! Thanks to Mama Sofowote’s advice, otherwise, I would have been inconsolable!
Fast forward, Mama Sofowote and myself became closer with the passage of time and I’m sure there was no single month that we didn’t communicate in the last 20 years even when we were on different continents. That’s how close we were.
Mama introduced me to her biological children as their younger brother (from another mother) . Mama made sure she attended all our significant milestone celebrations. Mama never failed to send Christmas gifts to my children every year. Mama was a generous giver. She was one of a kind.
In her twilight years, Mama would call me and consult me for counsel on issues bothering her. Mama would call on FaceTime without wearing her glasses. She would read her messages without her glasses. How blessed can one be!!
My Mama Sofowote recorded a glowing 6 minutes video where she dressed up specially to sing, pray and wish me a wonderful 60th birthday celebration in January 2021 just exactly 10 days before her transition to heaven...it’s as if she waited for my birthday. I will forever cherish that video recording.
Mama had always told me that, when she’s ready to depart from this world, it would be accompanied by praise and worship until she transits to the great beyond. This was exactly how it happened. Mama was blessed with the gift of prophecy.
I could go on and on ...
I learnt a lot from Mama Sofowote. I will surely miss my Mama in a million. 
My family will miss her too.
We always cherished her visits and telephone calls.

Mama has gone back to her maker. Her mantra was “Do good always”. She practiced what she preached until her last moments...

I pray for strength for all of us that she left behind in this sinful world.

May mama’s soul find peace and continue joyful celebrations in heaven.

Mama Sofowote’s life is worthy of emulation and great celebration! A beautiful soul has left us.

Peace ✌️

Your son,

Olufolahan Ajanlekoko
Posted by Thobe Mguni on February 28, 2021
We leave a light on.

Even in these times of uncertainty losing a dear one is not easy. My only condolence is that your soul has now found rest. You are still in our thoughts and prayers as we recall memories of our past time's with you.
I remember when my younger sisters first met, they commented, that you were the sharpest dressed granny they'd ever met.
Later through our chats and debates I came to know of your dress making skills and the love you had in experimenting with fashions when you were younger.
I will miss our debates, we were both so opinionated, I will miss you.
Rest in peace, and know that though you are not here, your light remains.
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TO MY BELOVED CHURCH SISTER ABIGAIL SOFOWOTE

Shared by WINIFRED SMIKLE on February 28, 2021
I am delighted to offer my condolences to the family of my Dear Abigail who was a friend a prayer worrier a sister a mother and a loving kind loving and affectionate person. It was a pleasure to have known her over many years and to experience her warmth and kindness. She has gone home to rest with our Lord and we hope to meet up with her someday in the Great  Beyond.

To her Family I know you have missed a great Lady who can never be replaced but she was blessed with length of Days a good life of which you will have many very pleasant and happy memories. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord continue to ble

Rest in peace ma

Shared by Bolajoko Adeshina on February 19, 2021
Sleep well! Sleep on Grandma

Sleep well! Sleep on Grandma!

Shared by Bolajoko Adeshina on February 18, 2021
Thanks so much for a life well spent