Abi fought the good fight of faith
  • 48 years old
  • Born on May 30, 1967 in United Kingdom.
  • Passed away on March 30, 2016 in Hackney, London, United Kingdom.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Abimbola Babalola, 48, born on May 30, 1967 and passed away on March 30, 2016. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Layiwola Irene Taiwo on 1st June 2018
Dear Abimbola, A few days ago, you would have turned 51. I miss the chats and the catching up stories about life and common friends we would have surely done again around this time again. We all love and miss you down here, but father God loves you more. We are however comforted by smiling thoughts, memories, good reports and talks of whom you were . You have surely made it home safe and secured in our savior’s everlasting arms Abim. With smiley thoughts of whom you were, the lives you built and touched before leaving the earth here, you remain in our hearts with pleasant memories.
Posted by Tola Babalola on 30th May 2018
Dear Abi, today is your 2nd birthday in heaven and I am sure there is a heavenly celebration going on. I celebrate you here on earth today - wishing you were here. Happy Birthday sister Forever missed, never forgotten
Posted by Tola Babalola on 22nd April 2018
Continue to rest in peace dear sister
Posted by FOLASHADE OYEWUMI on 31st March 2018
Abimbola, I can just picture you with your gentle smile....quietly going about your business....watching and smiling at us...thru you have 3 beautiful sisters and a brother ......thank you. We miss you dearly but I'm comforted by the fact that you are in heaven, continue to rest in peace. You are forever missed.
Posted by Lola Ogungbesan on 30th March 2018
Dear Abi, 2 years have passed already, yet it seems like yesterday. It's so hard trying to adjust to life without you. You are missed everyday, little things bring back memories, but you live on in our hearts. Continue to rest in peace dear friend. Love always.
Posted by T Koleowo on 30th March 2018
Dear Abimbola. I remember vividly when you used to tell us off for calling you Bimbo. You forced us to get used to calling you Abi and it stuck really well What a woman you were to leave strong memories in our hearts. Time flies, but the memories of good friends never fades. Keep resting in God's arms.
Posted by Kolawole Agboola on 30th March 2018
I was thinking about you a few days ago Abi, I guess that's just proof that you're an eternal being. You rest here yes but are alive in Christ and with Christ. Keep having fun up in heaven even though we miss you over here.
Posted by Buki Arowolo on 30th March 2018
Sis Abi, another year without you here. I just miss you. You were selfless, extremely kind hearted and a great listener. I really miss you Sis. Continue to rest in Peace. Love always, Buki
Posted by Akin Magbadelo on 30th March 2018
Dear Abimbola, continue to rest in peace with the Lord. You are missed and fondly remembered.
Posted by Tola Babalola on 30th March 2018
Dear Abi Another year has passed... Seems like yesterday... Words cannot describe the pain I have been through or still going through. But - through it all - I have received strength and comfort in the word of God AND in the knowing that you are fellowshipping with the saints in heaven, and you are no longer in pain. Continue to rest in peace dear sister. You will be Forever missed and never forgotten. Love Always.
Posted by Vera Azeta on 19th January 2018
Adieu my good friend & Sister-in-Christ, Bimbola (Abi). I googled your name yesterday evening & was shocked to see this page. Thanks for the cute Green winter coat you bought me in 1995 (I think!) & thanks also for helping me with my CV. May the Lord keep your siblings in perfect peace.
Posted by F. O. Verissimo on 31st May 2017
Missing you, missing your smile Abi. In your memory I will be joining forces with some Audacious ladies to do the race for life to raise funds for cancer research. Definitely you are in a better place. Sun re o (sleep well) in His blossom. Nike V
Posted by T Koleowo on 30th May 2017
Dear Abimbola, We take comfort in the fact that God loves you more. One year on and I fondly remember your smile and your kind personality. May your sweet memories bring comfort to everyone that holds you dear. Continue to rest in the Lord.
Posted by Roxane Ajao on 30th May 2017
Aunty Abi, You are truly missed. I continually think of you and the great legacy and fond memories that you have left behind with us. Honestly, your departure has left a big mark on my life. I want to be a better person for everyone that encounters me everyday. I wonder how I will be remembered or spoken of. You are truly a great and loving sister. I love you.
Posted by Moji Fadahunsi on 30th May 2017
Happy Birthday in absentia Dear Abi, remembering you (as if a day has passed without me thinking of you) on what would have been your 50th birthday. Today was a day you were looking forward to as you knew you had a lot to thank God for. Feeling sad is not what you would want for your family and friends. I can hear your voice saying 'guys what's the plan?" So the plan is to rejoice that you are in a better place and to remember your legacy - a kind heart, tenacious spirit, prayer warrior, hard working, always setting goals in order to press forward, fun loving and for me the most loyal friend. Happy 50th Birthday Abi, I miss you dearly.
Posted by Bola & Seyi Osoba on 30th May 2017
Abi dear, May your soul continue to rest in peace, AMEN!
Posted by Layiwola Irene Taiwo on 30th May 2017
Dear Abim, This day yearly, was always a special day on my mind Abim. Not because I was so good with remembering birthdays, but yours was prime because, how special you treated others, always made it so difficult not to remember returning your gestures. Many have missed you on this side of our galaxy, Abims, but we rest our hearts in the thoughts of whom your keeper is !! Jesus Christ, whom we aaalll long to see at the end of our missions as well . Today marks the 50th year of the day this planet experienced your existence. Your passing through, has certainly made this world a better place with the rich and pleasant memories you've left many with. Whom you were, remains ever fresh on our minds Abimbola. Remain joyfully rested in Jesus' bosom, dear sweet one. Layiwola Alale-Taiwo
Posted by Tola Babalola on 22nd April 2017
Dear Sister, Dear Abi, no day has passed this past year without me thinking about you... You are missed dearly and deeply. I continue to take comfort in the fact that you are no longer in pain, and you are in the presence of the Most High rejoicing daily with other heavenly host - and how happy you are right now Love Always xxx
Posted by Tosin Okebiorunkosi on 3rd April 2017
Abimbola, it is already a year that you left us but your smile and warmth will never leave us. I will cherish you forever. Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord.
Posted by Tosin Okufuwa on 30th March 2017
I can't believe it's been a year since our lovely sister passed away. You will forever remain in our hearts, a beautiful memory, dearer than gold whose worth can never be told. We miss you. Tosin and Tosin
Posted by Fiona Burt on 30th May 2016
I had the honour of working on Abi 's team at the London 2012 Olympics, and we stayed in touch for a while after. I saw on facebook it was her birthday today and went to leave my wishes, only to get a shock. I am devastatated to hear that the woman with the huge smile and infectious laugh that made my Olympic experience all the more special has left us at such a young age. Thank you for the memories Abi, happy birthday and rest in peace. Fiona xx
Posted by Moji Fadahunsi on 30th May 2016
Dear Abi, Not a day has passed since the 30th of March that i have not thought about you. Knowing you are gone hasn't gotten any easier as there are constant reminders of the gap you have left in my heart. Today would have been your 49th birthday and I miss you dearly. I have to keep reminding myself you are in a better place. Your life and friendship meant so much to me and I will never forget you.
Posted by Bola Folami on 16th May 2016
Dearest Abi, It's really hard to express in words what I really have to say, your sudden departure is still a shock to me. I am slowly coming to terms with the news. I am deeply sad, we lost contact and was not aware of your passing until recently. It also hurts, as I was not there to see you or say good bye. But I am certain God loves you more and you are in a better place resting. You fought the good fight of faith. I treasure our memories from all our travels and you being there at my wedding. You will be deeply missed..Adieu rest in peace my dear. Love always .....Bola
Posted by Roxane Ajao on 26th April 2016
Aunty Abi. I am lost for words. As each day passes, I still replay the news in my head. I glad that are a lover of Christ. You had always showed me sisterly love, and gave me sound advise too. You showed me the meaning of kindness, humility, and generosity. I miss you fondly. I absolutely regret not coming to visit you as I had planned, I thought there was still lots of time. I am impacted by your beautiful life and more determined to make Heaven. You are missed greatly. Rest well in eternal peace. Till we meet again.
Posted by Taiwo Obe on 25th April 2016
May your soul find peace, Abi.
Posted by Tumininu Ogunsola on 23rd April 2016
Dear Sis Abi, It was only yesterday I could truly accept and come to terms with the fact that you are gone and with us no more. We have lost a beautiful, gentle, kind and warming soul; but Heaven has welcomed the angel that you are. Even in adversity, you were so brave and you assured me with your smile that all was well; you showed true faith. I weep for your passing but more importantly, i'm thankful and grateful to God still; for the rare opportunity he gave you to make everything right and prepare yourself for your sojourn to Heaven. I wish I had called you more even though you told me you were getting better, I wish we had the chance to travel to Dublin together as we had discussed. I will miss your beautiful smile, your words of encouragement and your support. Thank you for being You! Thank you for being a gift to all who knew you. My ultimate goal remains making heaven, so I can meet with you again on the other side, radiant and dazzling at the feet of our Lord Jesus. Love you loads, Tumi xoxo
Posted by Imisi A on 22nd April 2016
Abi, I still cannot believe that I wouldn't get to see the smile...you were always so calm and touched a lot of lives. Always willing to help and be of service...I still remember the GH days. I pray that the Lord completely overwhelms the family and friends you left behind. You will always be remembered.
Posted by Helen Foluke Akerele on 22nd April 2016
My friend of 30 years. I can't believe you are gone. You were gentle but yet so so Stong. Your courage, dogged determination and kindness will stay with me forever. Adieu for now. You are loved and missed Foluke
Posted by Ibukun Adebayo on 21st April 2016
I've struggled to find the words to jot down, each time I've visited this page but, whilst I'm so saddened to have to write this tribute, I'm now fully aware that my heavy heart is countered by the rejoicing of the angels in the heavens - celebrating and dancing for joy because yet another Saint has returned to our maker. We thank God for Abi's life, i.e. an impactor and encourager, a friend and a woman of faith; now resting in peace at the feet of our God. Thank God for a life well lived.
Posted by Modupe Fashina Idowu on 20th April 2016
I'm so sad that you are gone, auntie. You had such a sweet personality that everyone loves. I thank God that you walked with Him to the end. I remember when you came to Dallas and you stayed with me for a week. We had such a great time and I was so grateful to have a sister who cared so much. I know that you are pain free now; however, the pain of losing you will be forever felt. I love you so much my darling sister. Good night and by God's grace we will re-unite on that resurrection morning.
Posted by Adeola Olomo on 20th April 2016
Abi and I became friends through work over 10 years ago and we worked in different departments. She was very hard working and a delight to work with. Abi always had a smile on her face, an amazing friend and was there when I needed her. I was impressed by the way she lived her life, her dedication to friends and family was incredible. I will miss her forever and never forget all of the time we spent together. God bless you Abi.
Posted by Kemi F on 19th April 2016
Dear Abi, really sad to hear the news of your passing but i know you are in a good place. I remember your smiles and always asking after the welfare of others. I got to know you better during the time at d Empowerment uni course. Continue to rest in peace.
Posted by Dola Akinnibosun on 18th April 2016
Dearest Abi, my friend who became my sister, it was such a bright and beautiful warm spring day when you crossed over, and it seemed so wrong. It should have been dark grey skies to show that a beautiful life had been taken from us. But alas, beloved one, heaven sang "Welcome home" to you and my consolation is that you are at rest with no more goals to aim for nor pain to endure. Sweetheart, it was an absolute pleasure knowing you. Thanks for what you added to mine and many other lives. Remember how I told you that you had a gift of seeing things from another angle? Well, no doubt you're seeing from a heavenly angle right now and I will always try to envisage things from Abi's angle. I miss you dearest friend but I release you to rest in Father's bosom till we meet again. Love always, Oludola.
Posted by Olu Olanrewaju on 17th April 2016
Dear Abimbola We met nearly 38 years ago at Federal government college Sokoto. Your endearing qualities are ageless, you were always a warm, kind, thoughtful and gentle soul. It is difficult to believe that you are gone from this earthly world. I seek solace that you have gone to a better place and until we met again. Adieu child of God, you served him well and May the good Lord comfort your family and friends.
Posted by Funmi O on 15th April 2016
Dearest Abi, It seems too soon to say goodbye. I just liked you straightaway when we first met; it was so easy. I've only known you to be warm, kind, a very refreshing character, and a genuine woman of God (I am still convinced that you had a very special hotline to Him!). You will be missed, but it is comforting to know that you are no longer in pain, and with our Heavenly Father. Sweet rest my dear. ❤️
Posted by Dele Oyekanmi on 15th April 2016
Dear Abi Its was more than a shock to hear of your passing....we never know the number of our physical days on this earth but the comfort we have is where we are going and shall meet again. Thank you for the times together here on earth for your care and friendship. it will always be remembered. You have fought the good fight and finished your course here on earth but your memories will remain with us until we also join you in peace. For now until then rest in the bosom of our heavenly father.....Shalom
Posted by Marjorie Smith on 14th April 2016
I am numb and so saddened to hear the passing of Abi. I worked with her at Network Housing some years ago. She was a truly tremendous, warm, caring, kind and patient person, willing to help out in whatever way she could. Abi was genuine and loving. Her beautiful smile and glow lightened up the room, and there was always an instant array of warmth and sunshine. She was truly an angel from God and taken away too soon. I salute you Abi
Posted by Olayemi Morakinyo on 13th April 2016
Dear Sister Bimbola. I was so sad when I heard you had gone to be with the Lord but I was comforted by the fact that you knew God and you loved God so much. I remember early last year when you invited me to a programme at TC and you would email me and send me daily messages just to remind me. You also called me after each programme as well to encourage me. I will miss you but I know you are in a better place. May your sweet soul continue to rest in perfect peace Amen. Goodbye dear Sister!
Posted by Sam Morakinyo on 13th April 2016
Irreplaceable You Are Dear Bimbo... The song is ended but the melody lingers on. Your sudden departure has created a vacuum. You were a shining example to others - loving and lovable. You lived a purposely driven life. You will forever be remembered, cherished and adored by family members, relatives and colleagues. May you sweet gentle soul rest in perfect peace Amen.
Posted by Beatrice Amon on 11th April 2016
To you my big sister aka "Madam at the top" I `Il always love you and remember you because knowing you change my professional life and even my life in general. I`ll always be grateful to God for knowing you. What comfort me, is that I know you are seated at the right hand of our Lord, taking part of that heavenly banquet. I miss miss miss you you you sooooo muuchhhh Abi.xxx
Posted by Family And Friends on 11th April 2016
Abimbola your last days. ....hmm it was phenomenal, your expressions meant something even though they were not directly communicated. Your talks, enthusiasm and energy was channelled at bringing individuals you came across to the knowledge of Christ our Lord. You turned every stone within your reach as strength availed of you and given the opportunity. Abimbola, you thrived in the face of pain and fought"the" good fight of faith and now in a proper position, eternal life. Missing you goes without saying. Sleep well Olaj
Posted by Bayo Adeniyi on 9th April 2016
I honestly can't believe that Abi is gone. Such a kind and gentle soul. I remember speaking to her last year and she told me that she was recuperating from a hospital stay. She sounded well and in good spirits. When I saw her last-- also in 2015--- I never knew that was the last time. It's so sad that someone this kind and gentle would go so soon but who are we to question the Almighty. May you find rest in the Lord's peace and have eternal joy. Farewell
Posted by Funke Taiwo on 9th April 2016
Abimbola, indeed you were one of God's generals. In the midst of it all you never ceased thanking God. You loved God. You will be missed. It is well.
Posted by Family And Friends on 9th April 2016
Dearest Bi You lived life, loved life and yearned to live, but God knows best. You fought hard and your spirit did not waver, you faced pain with grace, great courage and faith in God. The memory of all the times we laughed,played and prayed together will remain cherished. Indeed, Earth has one gentle soul less but heaven has one Angel more. God bless you and keep you in his care, until we meet again. Yetunde
Posted by Family And Friends on 9th April 2016
My dearest Abi, Your normal hearty response would be: “hello me dear…………….. “ then I say repeat all you’ve just said and you go over it again trying to slow down your words. Indeed I have to bid farewell to a great lady, a great friend, an encourager, a great supporter, a cheerleader, my sister, a true scribe, a prayer warrior, a teacher of the Word, my dearest Abi. From that lovely day in 1993 on the boat cruise when you called me and introduced yourself till less than 120mins before you were called to glory, we shared that special bond. No matter how many kilometres separated us we would still communicate and to this I bless The King of Kings and The Lord of Lords. I will forever be grateful for the gift that you were to the world and to me in particular and I bless God for the opportunities to say my thank you and to tell you how much you are loved and cherished not only by my nuclear family but also by all my siblings. I believe nothing was left unsaid between us and for this I will be forever grateful to God Almighty. Till the day we meet to continue the worship that we started by your bedside few hours before you were called home I say, “Goodnight my friend”. You will be forever missed; we will keep your legacy alive by His Grace. Rolake
Posted by Sade Wiggle on 9th April 2016
Abi, gone too soon. It is hard to put to words the vacuum you left behind. Your smile told a story each time and you will be greatly missed. We are assured that we never lose the people we love to death, because they continue to be part of eternity. We have found comfort in knowing that you are resting in a more peaceful place and knowing that our lives have been enriched by your love. Your memory lives on. Sleep well sis
Posted by Carmen Morris on 8th April 2016
Beautiful, peaceful Abi, you will be missed here on earth however, the Angels rejoice in heaven. Thank you for the Godly encouragement that you gave to me and others.
Posted by Jerry Sowah on 6th April 2016
"For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." (Phil 1:21) It is with heavy hearts that we write this farewell to you on behalf of our ward, Godfred whose education you were dutifully supporting until your untimely dimise. We prayed for you and trusted the Lord for your total recovery, but God knows best. You did your best for humaity. Your good works will follow you. Godfred says thank you. Fare thee well rest in the bosom of the Lord.
Posted by Temitayo Adekunle Oyekan on 6th April 2016
My dearest cousin you were the most gracious, loving, loyal and God fearing woman I ever knew. Your faith and belief gave strength and peace to others. I don't know why you had to leave early but I know if we all have half your faith, we will stand together with you again singing joyful tunes. Love you. Goodnight till we see again
Posted by Deji ADEPEJU on 6th April 2016
I'm sad. although I never met you, but the stories I got about your life made me realize that we lost a gem. Good Night, Abimbola.

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