Adebayo Adegbite
  • 43 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 8, 1971
  • Date of passing: Jun 26, 2014
Let the memory of Adebayo be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, 
Adebayo Adegbite, 43 years. 

Bayo was  born on the 8th of June,1971 in London and passed away in his sleep on the 26th of June, 2014. 

We will remember him forever.

FINAL RITES: In honour of Bayo Please do not wear black.


Church Service 12 noon -


1 Darnley Road
E9 6QH
Tel: 020 8525 0000

 Internment – 14:30 -

 City of London Cemetery & Crematorium -

 Address: Aldersbrook Rd, Greater London E12 5DQ

 Phone:020 8530 2151

 Reception – Immediately after interment.

Springfield Boys Club
Big Hill, Mount Pleasant Lane,
E5 9HH 


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Gary Mehmet on 27th June 2017

"Three years.. time flies fast.
You were a good man, Bayo. I didn't know you well but we had a few laughs together at wcn . You helped me fix a puncture in my bicycle tyre. Neither of us were very confident in doing this. We ended up blowing up the inner tube.. you were a good man Bayo. I wish I knew you better .
Rest in peace, my friend. Gary mehmet x"

This tribute was added by Olukemi Makinde on 8th June 2017

"Adebayo  my bubbly energetic cousin. Blazed a trail and left early!!! 3 years now. Glory be to God for your inspiring life. A reminder to us all to number our days and apply our hearts to wisdom. The end is near indeed.
Till we meet to part no more.  Kemi"

This tribute was added by ifeseni Soyinka on 26th June 2016

"Still makes no sense that you are no longer with us.  Rest in the loving arms of our Lord cousin  Bayo. Miss you
Love Seni"

This tribute was added by Olugbemi Soyinka on 26th June 2016

"Couz...... 2years to date that i heard this mind numbing and shocking news. I still cant fathom it but just take heart that you are in the bossom of our lord and maker. Couz i see ur smile and hear ur laughter at odd moments. Even those little words which made you a unique individual come to my mind atimes. Wish you were still around ...... Love always Couz"

This tribute was added by Funke Wilkey on 8th June 2016

"Dear Bayo ,
I only you met you a few times but your smile seemed to light the world and brightened the life of the people you came in contact with. May your soul rest in perfect peace . God will continue to comfort your family ."

This tribute was added by Lola Soyinka on 31st January 2016

"Hey Bayo

The light you fixed outside the house in Aug 2013 finally went out. I really did not want that light to go because I remember that day clearly.  We were all preparing for Ruths wedding. The girls were getting their hair done and you were cutting the boys hair. Adeayo won't sit still so I put him on my lap and you cut his hair.
All finished and I asked you to change the bulb.  It was an initial struggle,  then I got the chair out and you finally got it done.
I wanted that light to stay on forever, the same way you will be with me forever. In my mind , the light is still there and you are still here."

This tribute was added by Yinka Kuponiyi on 29th June 2015

"I cannot believe a year has passed already since you left us. Words cannot express the loss that is being felt. When I think of you Bayo I remeber your smile
and love of Cars, in fact I grew up seeing that smile from the days of Osbaldeston Road. You had a generous soul and never judged anyone. I saw Steve a few weeks ago and we spent ages talking about the good times and reminiscing on the times we all stood outside Alkham Road Bayo, Steve, Wayne Paul, Me talking about Cars the latest and quickets
and also talking about how to fix them and the good times. The last time I saw you, Feb 2014 at Kingsway International Christain Church (KICC) you looked well, and told me of your plans and hopes for the future. We both agreed we must keep in touch because life is too short
I cannot therefore believe the news I was to hear, that you have left us so suddenly. May the good lord grant you peace and rest my dear friend, cousin and Brother, you will forever remain in my thoughts."

This tribute was added by ifeseni Soyinka on 28th June 2015

"one year on and still so hard to accept. We miss you . you are much loved."

This tribute was added by Lola Soyinka on 23rd August 2014

"Hey Bayo

Just tried calling you.  As usual,  its gone to voice mail.  Went through our text messages and saw what you wrote to me last year " I have just got the message.  Its not that im trying to encourage you but to remind you that we can do all things through Christ our Lord. I feel that u called me because of what u r going through and I am here to tell you WE will overcome in Jesus name.  I pray that what ever you are going through we have VICTORY in Jesus name. Amen"

Thinking back, not sure why you wrote that but it encouraged me at the time.
To be honest I don't believe I won't see you again until we meet in heaven.  Its too unreal. Is that why you appeared in my dream.?

I don't think this is a tribute but a conversation with you.

Anyway,  laters"

This tribute was added by Funmi Abioye on 28th July 2014

"Rev 14:13   'Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on."
"Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them." '

Isaiah 57:1-2.. 'The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.'

Rest on in the bosom of the Lord dear cousin..."

This tribute was added by Zahid Hussain on 17th July 2014

"Bayo, unfortunately we only knew each other for a short time whilst at work but despite this you still managed to make a lasting impression. You came in everyday with a smile and could become friends with anyone.

Charming. Lovable. Always smiling. - These are the three characteristics that I will always remember you by.

You're in my prayers, may God make the transition to the next life for you easy."

This tribute was added by Gary Mehmet on 15th July 2014

"Dear Bayo

I am deeply saddened to hear this news. we emailed each other only three or four weeks ago......

I am shocked and numb to type this out. Far too soon. Far too soon my friend. A powerful example of how short life is and how precious time is.

What I remember most about you is that big old smile of yours, your bubbly sense of humour, easy going nature and of course your ambition. I admired those qualities of yours and they have left an impact on me.

I am happy that I had the chance to know you, Bayo and I will miss you. From the bottom of my heart I wish you peace but I take comfort knowing you are in a good place- if anyone deserves this it is you.

God bless you Bay

Gary Mehmetx"

This tribute was added by aida fontes on 14th July 2014

"Bayo my love, Andy and i are devastated at this news, we don't know what happened to you but God knows, we miss you, you would be our best man, so i guess you will still stand at the altar for us beside God, we won't see you, but i am sure we will know you are there.
RIP my darling, and thank you for a wonderful weekend in Cardiff, we laughed so much, remember??

Then we went to your sister's home, how lovely it was, My darling friend, may you stay at peace now, and never forget us, we will love you forever, our darling wedding best man! <3"

This tribute was added by Lea-Ann McLean on 14th July 2014

"Your friends at Computers Unlimited offer our condolences and thoughts to your family and loved ones.

We have wonderful memories of you Bayo and find peace in that you were so happy in recent years.

Rest in peace xx"

This tribute was added by Cathryn Pang on 14th July 2014

"Bayo, I cant believe your gone even after reading the messages your friends&family have left for you. When I spoke to you a couple of months ago you said everything was going fantastic for you& I was so happy that things were finally looking up but then to hear this im in utter shock. The last conversation we had you promised to take me out for a drink, im still holding you to that. Until we meet again my special friend RIP. Thank you for the Stokey memories we had alot of fun. Miss you always and forever.Xxx"

This tribute was added by Yetty Moren on 11th July 2014

"Although we never actually had a conversation, just polite smiles, I was totally numb when I heard the news as I saw Bayo on 24th June, he was watching the England game and left work just as half time hit who knew that would be the last time he would leave his desk. Unbelieve!!! God knows best.

RIP Bayo"

This tribute was added by Nikos Katsikanis on 10th July 2014

"I count it an honor and privilege to have worked alongside Bayo, he brightened up my day as we frequently shared with each about the Lord and his goodness. I was impressed by Bayo's boldness in the things of God and remember having lunch with him just a few weeks ago where we had a great discussion about the scriptures.  

Bayo was clearly having special times with the Lord in the secret place. He remains an inspiration to me and I believe his life will continue to inspire. God bless you brother and I look forward to meeting you again one day!"

This tribute was added by Sonia Kanu on 8th July 2014

"Wow, this news is surreal news, I just cannot digest it! You were meant to be the old man driving his convertible around town playing the BIG TUNES! The Lord had an alternative agenda!

Thank you for the fun, adventures, so many jokes, most of all thank you for touching my heart and mind! You light will always shine. You will  be remembered for your bright smile, Shifty B would light up the room with his cheeky smile!

You have been taken before we planned. You will be missed greatly as you touched so many people.

Rest In Peace.

P.S. No larking about with the angels now!

Big love always Son-Son mwah mwah"

This tribute was added by Olugbemi Soyinka on 8th July 2014

"A Victoria Palmer left this tribute on Bayo's facebook. I am copying it for all to read.
John 14:1-4 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”
29 June at 07:15 ·"

This tribute was added by Delo Biye on 7th July 2014

"I still can't believe what's happened. My whole heart goes out to all his family. May your blessed heart rest in eternal peace."

This tribute was added by Jaiyeola soyinka on 4th July 2014

"Dear uncle I am still struggling to believe you are gone. I will miss you."

This tribute was added by Peter Giwa on 2nd July 2014

"I am still struggling to believe you are gone Bayo, it's a hard pill to swallow and very saddening.  When I saw you last in December 2013, I didn't realise it would be the last. We were having so much fun, chatting and you were telling me about your plans for the following year.
Death is cruel.
May your soul rest in peace till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Jonathon Malone on 2nd July 2014

"I was deeply saddened to learn of Bayo's passing. I would like to express my sincere sympathies to his family and friends. Bayo will be greatly missed by his work colleagues and me. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Best, Jonathon Malone"

This tribute was added by Temidayo Sokunbi on 2nd July 2014

"It took me time to believe your had gone, am saddened with the news when Bros Gbemi was telling me on fb. We met last December and I was exited to hear your new vision and life, how sad to hear that we didn't get to see them materialize. I got my condolence in Job 1:21-- "And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."Amen  May almighty God give all of us connected to you the heart to bear the great loss. RIP Bayu !!! :("

This tribute was added by Ope Biye on 1st July 2014

"Gone too soon, may your soul rest in perfect peace, may the Lord be with your family through this heartbreaking time.."

This tribute was added by Felix Asaju on 1st July 2014

"I saw you last at the annual family dinner where you spoke about your future plans. We talked about your new job and the wonderful things happening in your life. You were a very nice person and fun to be with. I never knew that it would be the last time I was going to see you. I'm really saddened and still in shock. I however take solace that you are with the good lord in eternity."

This tribute was added by Dean Vincent on 1st July 2014

"I am absolutely devastated over the sudden loss of my work colleague.  Bayo was very cheerful and friendly around many people in the office. He will be sadly missed. I am glad that I got to know him even though it was for a short space of time, my memories will stay with me. My deepest condolences to his family for their tragic loss."

This tribute was added by Busola Onabanjo on 1st July 2014

"Adebayo Adegbite, how can I forget my first home in the UK at Nicholl House, Woodberry Down, Manor House LONDON when I came in from Nigeria. We lived together in 2006 and we lived like brothers even though we had a few differences... Fond memories of those things we did together will forever be with me. Again, we saw briefly at the front of Kingsway International Christain Church (KICC) in 'May 2014 and you said you are now a new person as old things have passed away. You also told me about your new job which you said you are really happy about. My special TRIBUTE to you - BAYO... You are a brother who looked out for others no matter what. I am truly pained when Seyi Soyinka called me to say you are no more with us. We surely will miss you. My sympathy and condolence goes to your family, friends, well-wishers and loved ones. We certainly LOVE you - Bayo but GOD Loves you most. Continue to Rest-In-Perfect-Peace with GOD in Heaven, Brother... May GOD grant us all the fortitude to bear this great loss. You LIVE on..."

This tribute was added by Jide Peters on 1st July 2014

"I don't think I've ever met you but all I can say is may your soul rest in perfect peace. May the Lord watch over and keep you and the love of Christ our Lord shine upon your family and give them the strength to bear your loss."

This tribute was added by Michael Makinde on 30th June 2014

"Uncle Bayo

I still remember all the advice you used to give me after secondary school..although this is devastating I know God is watching over you

rip Uncle Bayo"

This tribute was added by Prince Green-adebo on 30th June 2014

"God looked around his Garden and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
As the days come and go and the world moves on,
I know you're still here, you'll never be gone.
On the night the Angel came and
took your hand,
We cried as you left for an unknown land.
But Heaven rejoiced as you came into
For your soul was a diamond, shining so bright. Travel safe my friend"

This tribute was added by Olugbemi Soyinka on 29th June 2014

It was Xmas day that we sat together over our annual family dinner,  never knew it would be the last time I would set eyes on you.
We spoke in May and I could sense the change in you, the joy that God was answering all your prayers.  Although my heart is heavy with questions unanswered.
I thank God knowing that you gave your life to him.
Rest in perfect peace."

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