ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Adetunji Oyenusi, 62 years old, born on October 9, 1958, and passed away on June 8, 2021. He was a kind, doting, loving and caring husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. We are devastated that he has gone so soon and we pray for strength for his wife Morenike, and children Olufemi, Oyinade and Olamide; his siblings, cousins, family and friends.

We will remember him forever. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

Please submit your tribute below. If submitted by June 16th 2021 it will be included in the funeral program/memorial brochure. To submit some photos of/with Tunji; and/or to let us know that you'd like to attend the funeral (taking place on Wednesday June 23rd 2021, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, from 10am) in real life or remotely via online live-streaming; and/or to let us know that you'd like to make a financial contribution to the funeral costs, please visit 
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Thank you. God bless.


Posted by Adeleke Oredipe on June 18, 2021
Whao, what a loss! This is a loss that will take me sometime to come to terms with. Tunji & I were not only classmates in St Jude's School, Ebute Meta, we sat next to each other (sharing the same desk) throughout our stay in the "Entebbe" classes of those days. Without being immodest, Tunji and I were some of the brightest students in those classes then. He was handsome and always smartly dressed even at that early stage of his life. He was also fun to be with. I remember No. 4A, Abule-nla Road, off Apapa Road, Ebute Meta (he & his parents lived there then) where I will sometimes divert to after close of school before going to our own house at No.1, Cemetery Street, Ebute Meta (next door to the present day Head Quarter's Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God though the church was not in existence then at the site). Our closeness continued during our days at Government College Ibadan. Even though we were no longer in the same class in GCI, wherever you saw Tunji then, you could be sure I wasn’t too far away from him (and vice-versa). We were like "5 & 6", always in the company of each other. It was the different jurisdictions in which we had our university education & live our adulthood lives that eventually "separated us". We met and discussed during his last visit to Nigeria. Even though I understand he had been sick before coming, I believed the worst was over but that was not to be.
Uncle Femi & Aunty Deola, I share in your grief. We are mourning together.
May the Lord Almighty console us during this difficult period. May His light continue to shine perpetually on Tunji. May He uphold his wife, children and the entire Oyenusi family until His coming.
Adieu Tunji.
Posted by Omolara Akinola on June 17, 2021
Dearest Tunji
.. too soon to say Goodbye. Too soon to say Goodbye!

Going down Memory Lane, I remember when Kike excitedly brought
you into our lives ..through the Partner(s) at her old Office; across the
road from mine at UACN, Niger House at CMS in Lagos.

I remember the chats back and forth and the Prayers seeking confirmation.
I remember where Kike received one such confirmation that you were ‘the one’ .. under the ministration of Dr and Dr (Mrs) Onuzo; at the ‘Black and White’ Singles Programme, Mainland Hotel Yaba so many years ago.

I remember your PM Wedding in America; such beauty and how dapper you looked. I remember when you, Kike and Femi (as a wee babe) visited us - Dolfin Estate, Lagos at the time. I remember your lovely daughters coming one after the other after Femi. Lately, I remember when my Mum visited you all on Kike’s milestone Birthday.

I remember even more recently when we all shared laughs and lively banter at the Belo’s when you all visited us in the UK – Kike tagged it the ‘London Reunion’.

How were we to know that that would be the last time that we would see you?
How were we to know that you would be gone, too soon to say Goodbye?

Rest in peace as Kike and your Children receive from God, His Peace and His Strength for each new day ..
Amen and Amen
Lara Akinola (nee Awesu) – Kike’s Cousin
Posted by Bimbo Oke on June 17, 2021
My own dear brother, TJ!

From the very first day we met, when you and Kike came to pick me up at the airport, it was like we had known each other forever! You took me like your sister, and you immediately became my big brother! You were so easy to talk with and we would talk and laugh about any and everything! A family man, loving husband and father, so gentle, so kind, so caring. So difficult to come to terms with the fact that you are no longer with us. Still, I have one consolation and comfort. I know you saw the Lord before you passed on. I am convinced you caught a glimpse of that City and the Heavenly Hosts. At that point, Earth pales away. You ran well and finished strong. I thank the Lord for the gift of you and for the awesome blessing that you were. I will miss hanging out with you, our conversations, exchanging confidences, and your infectious laughter, amongst other things. Rest in peace, my dear brother. May we all meet at the right hand of God, in Jesus’s name. Amen.


Posted by Grace Oyefuga on June 17, 2021
Adieu Adetunji,sleep on in the Boosom of your Lord. My condolences to your family.i pray for God to console those you have left behind till we meet again. Adieu
              MRS. Funmilayo Oyefuga.
Posted by Mike Chukwu on June 17, 2021
Tribute to Tunji Oyenusi
We commiserate with the Oyenusi family for the untimely death of their brother, uncle, husband and father Ade Tunji Oyenusi. It is saddening and unfortunate that despite all the efforts you made by way of ensuring he got the best of medical attention, the jaws of death decided to take his life. We will further advise the Oyenusis to take what has happened as the way God has willed it.
It is true that Tunji is dead, but he left legacies behind. He will always be remembered because of the children he left behind. It now rests on his remaining siblings to make sure his children are given the necessary directives in life.
We pray that God will grant his soul eternal rest.
Engr & Mrs. Mike Chukwu
Posted by Bode Omojola on June 16, 2021
My condolences, Morenike. May brother Adetunji’s soul rest peacefully. And may the Almighty God console you and your family. It is well with you and your family in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Posted by Adefolaju Ikutiminu nee O... on June 16, 2021
It is of great sadness and deep sorrow that we write this reflection about you, uncle Tunji. Your sudden death came as a shock to us all. Words cannot express how we feel at this time. You leave behind a loving legacy as a Father, Brother, Uncle, and friend. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace!  Adieu uncle!.

My prayer is that we all live to fulfill our days on earth in Jesus mighty, name Amen

From- Pastor Femi Oyejobi, Deceaness Adebusola Olowa nee Oyejobi, Arch Mobolaji Oyejobi and Yewande Ikutiminu nee Oyejobi
Posted by C Shonaiya on June 16, 2021
My dear friend Tunji, it is unbelievable to me that you have left us. I honestly thought you were going to sttick around so that we all could grow old together, you, Kike, Babs and me. You were so full of life, so engaging, a really good friend, father and husband. 
The whole family will miss you, your jokes, your charm, your warmth. I don't think I ever saw your kind face without a smile lingering in the background.
I feel so honored to have met you and I will continue to miss you for years to come.
Rest on, my dear friend, in the bosom of the Lord, till we meet to part no more. You have fought the good fight. God bless you, Tunji, Adieu, kind soul.
Good night.
Posted by Omobolanle Arojo on June 16, 2021
It is with a heavy heart that I have had to put these few words on marble after learning of your departure.
But then who are we to question God. "Oba a la pa dupe"
Adetunji, just as your middle name depicts 'Oluwafemi'; God indeed loves you more than us.
May your ever cheerful soul find rest in the bosom of your Lord. You will
be sorely and surely missed till we meet again.
Adieu my cousin, Adetunji Olufemi Omo'ba Oyenusi...Sun're o.
Your Cousin: Omobolanle Arojo Nee Oyenusi
Posted by Femi Fajolu on June 16, 2021
TRIBUTE TO ARCH. ADETUNJI OLUFEMI OYENUSI.
Tunji, it was sad and unfortunate that you had to leave us so early.
You were always a joy to be around with and you made every encounter fun.
You were generous to all those that passed your path in your short sojourn on this earth.
A true and exemplary gentleman. You will be dearly missed by all.
As in 2.Tim. 4:7,you had fought the good fight, you had finished the race and you had kept the faith.
Rest in perfect peace.
Adieu Adetunji.
'Femi Fajolu. (Brother-in-law)
Posted by Hope OJ on June 16, 2021
This is surreal. Tunji was one of the first few people I met when I relocated from the UK back in 1998. He, along with my dear friend Morenike, made me feel very warm and welcome. There was never a dull moment around Tunji. He always had a positive energy and his sense of humor was out of this world. I remember him so well from the different life events; birthdays, baby dedications, and just hanging out at a barbeque on a warm summer day, a quirky grin never far from the surface as he was about to make some wisecrack. We will miss you, Tunji. Rest in Power.

My dear Morenike, I am holding you and the kids, Femi, Oyinade, and Olamide, up in prayers. I pray for your strength, comfort, and peace at this very trying time.

Much love,

Hope Okotie - Atlanta, GA
Posted by Theresa Turner on June 16, 2021
Brother Tunji was my friend. He loved God and God surely loved him.
I met him as a beaming bright light servant leader while we both served on the Steward Board at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Baltimore, MD, between 1997 and 2005. Every Sunday morning I could count on Brother Tunji for a word of encouragement, a hug and saying something under his breath that would always keep me alert and laughing out loud and giggling inside. Brother Tunji never missed much, as he observed everything and paid attention to details, including telling me one Sunday morning that I had a run in my hose. I was thankful especially because he wispered it to me with such descretion and sincerity. When I decided to sell my condo I knew exactly who I wanted to list it with because I trusted Bro. Tunji to handle the details and that he certainly did. We both shared a love for encouraging each other and celebrating birthdays. So even after I moved away, I looked forward to receiving an annual phone call or text from Bro. Tunji to wish me Happy Birthday and a month later on his birthday I would either call or send him a text.

Tunji loved the best in life and he loved Sister Morenike and his children and wanted the best for them, thus he was a hardworker who provided for his family. He dreamed big dreams and he accomplished great things in the Kingdom of God while he was here on earth. He loved people and was compassionate toward others. I will miss his presence even though I had not laid eyes on his smiling face since 2005.
To God be the glory for allowing Brother Tunji to cross all of our paths on this side of glory.
Rest in peace Brother Tunji-we will miss you and we look firward to seeing you on the other side.
The Bible says "Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted."
To Sister Morenike, the children and the host of family members near and far, be comforted and keep holding on to God's unchanging hands. In your weakest moments draw upon the strength of God's love for you and embrace all the care that he will continue to provide for you. I am here for you and only a phone call away.

In love and prayers,

Sister Theresa Turner
Chattanooga, TN
Posted by Fela Adefule on June 16, 2021
Tribute in honour of our cousin, Tunji.
The news of your demise came as a shock and was hard to swallow.
Heartfelt thoughts go out to your siblings ,wife, children and the entire families left behind in this time of sorrow. May the Almighty God Comfort, Protect, Guide, Strengthen, Provide and Support all.
We thank God for your achievements both Spiritually and Service to humanity .
"What is lovely never dies but passes into another loveliness, star-dust or sea-foam, flower or wing air" -Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Adieu to our beloved cousin.
     Fela and Siblings ( Children of Late M. A. Oyenusi)
Posted by Dami Oyenusi on June 16, 2021
To my loving Uncle. Me saying that I miss you tremendously is not enough. You were the funniest Uncle. Always in a positive mood. Your warm laugh and smile would reset a room full of sad people. I know Heaven will enjoy you now. They saw how much fun you were having down here. Love you always and forever -Dami
Posted by Kristin Drake on June 16, 2021
The Spirit of God dwelling in Tunji lit the room. From the twinkle in his eyes and his warm smile, there was no doubt that he knew the risen Jesus in a real and personal way. To the Oyenusi family, the hole that Tunji’s absence leaves behind can only be filled by the grace of God. May he pour his spirit upon you and fill you with the same light that radiated from Tunji. May he reveal himself powerfully and personally to each of you as you wrestle with your pain. You are each loved more than you can even imagine!
Posted by Cynthia Adeyoyin on June 15, 2021
Egbon Tunji

I thank God for the good life you lived. Indeed you have fought the good fight of faith. Having known you for the past 30years, I will cherish the fond memories I have of you. I admire the way you served God tirelessly and your honest demeanor
You are no doubt in a better place. I pray, that the Almighty God will uphold your wife, children and family. I miss your beautiful smile . Rest on in the bosom of our Lord Jesus.

Molade
Posted by Adeola Odunlami on June 15, 2021
I first met Tunji over 25 years ago when Kike came to Maryland on vacation. We became more like family over the years. You were such a cheerful and jovial person. Always had something funny to say. It was such a shock when I heard you had passed away. I pray God will comfort Kike, Femi, Oyinade and Olamide as well as your sister, brothers and whole family left behind.

May your soul Rest in Perfect Peace
Deola Odunlami
Posted by Florence Akanbi on June 15, 2021
What a great loss!!! He was a real gentleman whose character was very difficult to come by. During his lifetime, he moved around has if there was no problem in life, always smiling. He will be dearly missed. The only solace we have is that he's gone to rest in the Lord where there is no sickness or sorrow. May God protect and stand by his entire family, Morenike and his children………....Kunle & Bisi Akanbi.
Posted by Iyabo Oyenusi - Shokunbi on June 15, 2021
Adetunji Omoba Oyenusi odigba odigbose o. Ki a to ri erin o di gbo ki a to ri efon o di odan ki a to ri eni bi Adetunji o di orun alakeji. May your soul continue to rest in perfect peace. Good night and goodbye omoba.
Posted by YLV LLC on June 15, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY LATE BROTHER ADETUNJI OLUFEMI OYENUSI.

Dear brother, your untimely death is a big blow to us all. I am yet to come to terms with the fact that you're gone forever. Growing up with you, Adebowale and Adeola was a lot of fun. We all acted like same age group. Learnt a lot growing up from you and Debo. You both gave me confidence in myself for we came from a modest family and I did remember the children of the rich and famous were constantly hanging around both of you. Egbon mi, you taught me how to dress. When Sister Deola left for Scotland, and Debo and you left for the US, I felt abandoned and lonely even though I was already a Law major at Lagos State University. For those years, I was separated from Debo and yourself, you both made sure I never lacked good things. My coming to the US was possible with you and Debo's help. The three of us were so close and look alike that people used to mix us up. My friends call us the 3 Musketeers. Traveling from New Jersey to Maryland by road just to be with you at least twice in a month I did cherish back then.

As I began to reach out for the right words to express my thought about my immediate Senior Brother Adetunji , I remembered the many valued roles he played through out his life.

Adetunji was a family man. He loved his family profoundly. He was a devoted husband/father/Uncle/Brother and a friend

He was a comfort for our folks when they were alive. He was so devoted to them that I felt it was ok to sneak out of the house. I knew they will not miss me so long as he was around. He was very respectful and caring. Adetunji took all of the roles in his life to heart and strove to honor, support, guide and protect his family. He was at his happiest, when he was surrounded by his family- even during those tough times that life has a way of throwing at you. His devotion to God and his family was the foundation of his actions that defined and shaped his life

Adetunji, the friend. He was my a good friend to so many. He could be counted on and depended on always. A Simple guy with an empathetic ear, a shoulder to lean on, companionable silence, a listener and a good fun to be around. My brother, Adetunji was remarkable in many ways. He lived a well meaningful life and touched so many people during his time here with us. A lot of Nigerians became home owners in Maryland, District of Colombia, Virginia bought home thru his help. One incident I will forever hold with me was what his high school mate at Government College Ibadan Late Wale Aboderin (Chairman Punch Newspaper) told me about Adetunji when I got to Nigeria and went to see him, he said Tunji was instrumental largely to most of his success in life. He called him a very brilliant guy when they were in school, always ready to assist and a socialite. He told me his folks loved Tunji so much that he was like a blood brother.

My brother lived a principled life underpinned by a strong sense of right and wrong.. Adetunji was a respected citizen of Nigeria by birth and an American by naturalization. As an Architect and a realtor, he shared his expertise with anyone that would listen. Worked hard and was instrumental in designs of some parks in Maryland. My brother never stopped learning. He led by example and mentored his Nephews and Nieces and his own children in a way that anyone of them can say that he was an inspiration in their lives.

Adetunji s life I find most memorable is the role that spirituality played in his life. My brother lived his God. I remembered going for a Bible leadership training with him and his wife years back in US. He was a true Christian and a Church deacon. He strove always to be the best he could be- family man, entrepreneur, Brother, friend and champion to others.

A week before his demise, we already thought we lost him. Adetunji came back strong, two days later. I remembered the video call I had with him 2 days later. He was up on his sick bed smiling at me. Spoke eloquently on the phone. Was shocked when I received a call from his wife Morenike in the early hours on the 8th of June, 2021 that he's gone to rest.

Egbon mi, Adetunji Olufemi Oyenusi. It is hard to say goodbye, I will just say so-long. The pages of your book will never be closed, just as the pages of Dad and Mom are not close. You were a great loving Brother and a friend. Your passing away to eternity is still difficult for me to handle.

May God grant you eternal rest till we meet again.

Your brother,

Adeniyi Tunde Oyenusi
Posted by Kunle Bewaji on June 15, 2021
Tunji
Rest In Peace
We met around the first time you landed in the US
Manchester place in Silver Spring , Md
I pray that God gives the family you left behind strength and blessings to carry on your good works

Posted by Adeola Akinade on June 15, 2021
I'm still in denial that Tunji has left us to be with the Lord. He was a true friend of over 45 years, confidant, full of wise counsel, always willing to help, always jovial!. Ore di ebi. Sun re o. I will miss him. I pray the good Lord will comfort Morenike, his children, sister Adeola, Debo & Tunde. May he rest in perfect peace.

"A true friend is never truly gone. Their spirit lives on in the memories of those who loved them."
Posted by MASOKA BULAMBO on June 15, 2021
Minister Oyenusi,

I have tried to come up with the right words to say but i just can't find anything to really describe what it felt to hear of your passing.
All i can say is that i thank God for having met you. That was a grace of God. Your family and yourself made a lot of my lonely times "happy" with simple actions such as inviting me over for one thing or another and making me part of a family. Your quiet, gentle and welcoming nature will be trully missed.

I hope that in some kind of way i showed you that you were really valued. My only regret is that i missed many opportunities to see you, one last time.

I guess God wanted you back "HOME.
May you rest in peace, sir.


Posted by Mervin ERUCHIE on June 15, 2021
Dearest Uncle, it was a shock to hear of your demise. Even though you have left us for a better place, we will miss you dearly.

May God grant you Eternal Rest in Jesus Name.

My deepest condolences to the Oyenusis. May God give you comfort during this moment of grief.
Posted by Adenike Oroge on June 14, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY COUSIN
Arch. Adetunji Olufemi Oyenusi was a grandson of the late Onirolu of Irolu, Oba Joseph Sofunke Oyenusi, the Osanpon Eri Kose (1926 -1964).
Tunji, the news of your passing came as a very big shock, really devastating and sad. It is not how long but how well. We thank God for a life worthy of emulation. Adetunji was friendly, caring and respectful. We will miss all these qualities and many more about him.
I pray that God will give us all, especially your siblings, wife and children the fortitude, courage and strength to get through this pain of losing you.
The precious memories that we have shared will always remain in our hearts until the resurrection morning when we all shall meet again and there will be no more weeping.
Your memories are a special gift that we will always treasure.
Keeping resting in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Omo jomo oku, a mo ye tolowo loku
Omo arigbajoye; Omo ara ibi ojojumo tinmo
Omo awo murele ilisa
Omo Osanpon Eri kose
Omo Agaun Sekuote Sunre o!
Rest in Peace!
Your Cousin, Adenike Oroge (Nee Oyenusi)

Posted by Yemi Oyenusi on June 14, 2021
Uncle T

It’s still so painful and surreal to accept that you’re gone. Although the hustle and bustle of life have separated us in recent years into my adulthood, I still see you as one of my favorite and closest uncles. I look back fondly at the memories of you during my childhood and adolescent years. Although I was young, I still remember rehearsing to be your ring bearer. I remember the time you took us to the holiday light show in Baltimore, and the very first time I visited the White House in DC. I always looked forward to the annual family gatherings for thanksgiving or christmas, with you, aunty, and my cousins.

You were added pillar of support when times got tough for the family emotionally. I will always remember you as jovial and playful. You were even willing to watch the 90s x-men cartoon with me as a young child and since then I've always looked at you as one of the few adults I could relate to. Deeply devout you even rubbed off on me, teaching me that I could attract anything I wanted through God.

You’re gone now but I can see the great legacy you’ve left in my cousins.
I love and miss you and may you rest in peace.
-Yemi Oyenusi
Posted by Adekunle Grace Mojisola on June 14, 2021
Words are not enough to express how much you will be misses, We all love you but God loves you more brother.
I will miss you every time I think back on the occasions we had together, you've been a great and lovable brother.
May your gentle soul RIP (Amen).
Posted by Tinu Feshitan on June 14, 2021
I'm shocked to learn about the loss of friendly Tunji, my neighbourhood friend as teenagers along with Debo in Surulere, with Sister Deola as our big sis. My condolences to everyone in the family he left behind. May his soul rest in peace. Ameen. Tokunbo
Posted by Scott Birrell on June 14, 2021
I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn that my old friend Tunji had passed away. Although many years have past since I last saw him, I have often thought of Tunji and recalled with fondness how he and Kike welcomed us into their wonderful family. Tunji will always remain in my thoughts as a dear friend and a man of character, intelligence, wisdom and good humor. My deepest sympathies and condolences to Kike and all members of Tunji's immediate and extended family and friends. Peace be with you all.
Posted by Kenneth Amanze on June 14, 2021
Physicaly absent, ever present.
Morenike as you mourn the transition of your beloved husband, a loving father and a genuine friend; we ask our creator to welcome Tunji home to eternal rest and console, comfort and strengthen you and the family to bear Tunji's Physical absence.

Tunji, though Physicaly absent, you will be ever present to all that were opporturned to cross the path of your earthly sojourn. Indelible are the footprints created in the hearts of friends by your gentle, gregarious demeanor; your heart warming and inviting smile, your essence and your persona.

You have completed your race, go home to your creator, to a deserved eternal rest.
Posted by Mariboss Travels on June 14, 2021
My condolence to the family. May his soul rest in peace. You were so fondly spoken of by your sister. The good Lord keep all your loved ones . Shalom.
Posted by Gbolade Sonubi on June 14, 2021
It’s with sadness that I received the news of Broda Tunji demise, only to find find out we were both October born Libras with similar nature.
We met once in person at his residence in Maryland in the company of his brother Babs Oye and was impressed by his humble personality.
I send my condolences to the family and pray that our day of reckoning will be far from his.
“Ojo a Jina is ra ooo”
Posted by Chioma Onwuanibe on June 13, 2021
Morenike and family, I stand beside you as you grieve and I will sing with you as you remember the life and legacy of an awesome father, friend, husband and family member. Remember that you are loved and that you now have another angel to watch over you.
Posted by Dipo Akinyemi on June 13, 2021
We attended the same primary School, Saint Jude's school, Ebute metta, Lagos and went onto Government College Ibadan, you were a year in class ahead of me.
Government College Ibadan brought us closer in 1972 and built-in our friendship over a period of four years.
Never imagined that would be the last time we would be together.
The shocking news of your pass is still difficult for me to comprehend.
I recollect your smiling face, your jokes and always at ease with all and everyone.
Your memory remain in my mind.
Adieu !!!
My brother, friend and a gentleman.
May your soul rest in peace.
Posted by fehintola yemidale on June 13, 2021
I couldn’t believe that Tunji has gone too soon!!!! Who are we to question God? We thank God for the life of the departed soul, his achievements, his relationship with God and his loved ones.
I can recall his calmness, seriousness and ever smiling face while we were all growing up in Apapa Road. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
On behalf of the Ogundipe family, our condolences to his siblings, we share your loss and grief at this time .E ku ara fe ra ku. Odun a Jin sira loruko Jesu, Amin.
We pray for strength and guidance from above for his wife and children, may the Lord uphold
and be merciful unto the family in Jesus name amen.
Fehintola Yemidale ( Nee Ogundipe)
Posted by LaOlu Stowe on June 13, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Oyenusi family. May the good Lord grant them the fortitude to bear this grave loss. Is been a long minute since I last saw Tunji, back in Maryland. I remembered him as a very sociable fellow always full of laughter. May God forgive his shortcomings and grant him eternal peaceful rest.
Posted by Adeola Fajolu on June 13, 2021
*MY BROTHER ADETUNJI HAS GONE HOME, TO BE WITH THE LORD*
Sorrow fills my heart at this sad moment, a sorrow that is deep and personal.
We prayed for divine healing for our darling brother, but God had a better plan for him, by calling him home to Himself. To a place where there will be no more pains, sorrow and agony.
Our parents brought us up to be one another's best friend and this made us to be closely knit. This is why Adebowale, Adeniyi and myself can't come to terms with your death. If tears could wake the dead, you would have woken up by now.
While Adetunji was at Government College Ibadan, I was at Queen’s School Ibadan, a few blocks away. I was opportuned to play the big sister role, making sure that Tunji was comfortable to the best of my ability. You were my confidant, any friend that you didn't approve of was dropped immediately.
Tunji was an exceptionally brilliant person, winning many prizes in school. He was even on the Dean's List at Howard University.
Tunji was a splendid man, generous to a fault, self sacrificing, charming and very humorous; there was never a dull moment with him.
Tunji was a delight to have as a son, brother, and uncle.
He was a devoted husband to his wife and affectionate father to his children.
He was a man of high integrity and boundless enthusiasm for whatever task he took on.
He was a board member of Bethel AME Church October 1996-April 2002, where he served as deacon and trustee.
True greatness in life lies in service to God and humanity. I am proud and consoled that he left a good legacy, with his selfless service and commitment to God's Kingdom.
May God comfort the family, especially his wife Morenike, and his children- Femi, Oyinade, and Olamide.
We can never be separated from those we love, because the memories of their good deeds are ever with us.
Sun re o, *'Tonjolo'*
Forever missed.
*Your sister : Adeola Fajolu nee Oyenusi Esq*
Posted by Tunji Sobowale on June 13, 2021
We give God all the Glory for the Life and time my name sake spent on mother earth.We were class mates at St Judes Primary School,Ebute meta from 1964 to 1970.Tunji was Extraordinary brilliant in school and a Handsome Man.Lovely fellow anytime he comes to Nigeria to see his Mum now Late and Siblings,Mrs Adeola Fajolu and Tunde Oyenusi.
My Condolences to the Wife and children. May his gentle soul rest in peace.Amen
Posted by Seye Paceworking on June 13, 2021
We thank God for Tunji's life, whist this is so sad he is now at peace. Tunji was always great to be around and welcoming anytime I visited the US. I was looking forward to returning the favour by encouraging him to come to the UK with the family. We are left with fond memories and his lasting legacy. Rest with the Angels.
Posted by Aronke Oshunkoya on June 13, 2021
"He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favour from The Lord".
"Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies".
Tunji, The Lord truly blessed and favoured you with such a wife and brilliant and caring children.
You in turn showed your gratitude to God by doing the best that you could.
You were also a dutiful and caring son-in-law and we thank God for your care of them all.
Rest now in Perfect Peace and may The Almighty Father receive your spirit in Love and Mercy.
Oyinkan and Aronke (Kike's Aunties)
Posted by Taiwo Demuren on June 13, 2021
Bros Tunji as I fondly call you, though I was not close to you at GCI but very happy and fortunate to have been close to you in Maryland, your kind and honest counsel helped me a lot in my Real Estate career and thanks for sharing your life experiences with me. The entire GCIOBA community misses you bros. May your soul rest in peace Amen. May the good Lord console and comfort our sister Morenike, the kids and your loved ones that you have left behind in Jesus name Amen. Sis, we are here for you.


Posted by Yemisi Balogun on June 12, 2021
Ore mi atata, sun re o. I miss you even more, my friend, Tunji.
The news of your passing was unexpected. I was still holding on to hope that somehow you will get through this.
Tunji, kind-hearted, selfless to a fault, generous, giving, caring, just simply a wonderful person. Thank you for being a good friend.
My prayers are with you Morenike, Femi, Oyinade, Olamide, and the entire Oyenusi family. May God comfort and give you strength.
Much love,
Yemisi Balogun
Posted by Adebowale Oyenusi on June 12, 2021

Tunji,

How is it possible that you left so prematurely? Teddy Bear, you caught up with me in school because you skipped grades (you were so smart), hence becoming my classmate. Though you were my younger brother, I thought of you as my twin brother because we have the same circle of friends from primary school into adulthood. One of my regrets is permitting the ups and downs of life to force some distance between us. You’re a major part of my life. Your presence is synonymous with fun time, real time.

O! The fun we had as teenagers. I’m glad God positioned us together in life. I will always remember you as a confidant and close friend; both of us coming home from different boarding schools on holidays, hanging out with all of our friends, and driving together through Lagos to various parties.

My brother, you impacted the lives of so many people. The colors you painted as a good uncle is still very vivid with my children. You were a liaison between friend groups. You were a one-man welcome committee representative for new Nigerian students coming into the Washington DC/ Baltimore area.

My heart is broken into a million pieces to see you on that final sick bed so helpless knowing how helpful you were to the world around us in our heydays.

So long and farewell my brother and friend. I am missing you, but God demands of you more.

May God protect all your loved ones and shower them with peace, good health, and love. Rest in Peace My Brother.

-Adebowale Oyenusi
Posted by Anthonia Eruchie-Oyenusi on June 12, 2021
Brother Tunji,

Your jovial attitude towards life always kept me smiling. You made me feel so warm coming into the Oyenusi family. I remember traveling with Debo (my husband) to meet you in Maryland on multiple occasions. Your welcoming smile instantly made my heart feel warm. Your taste in music was exquisite and I loved dancing to your playlists. We would all go out dancing to parties and clubs and wake up to beautiful big breakfast cooked by you, a man of multiple talents.

We had great times before our children and family began to grow and even afterwards as we alternated holidays. It was incredible to see our two families mesh together. We would stay up late nights Christmas Eve with our spouses wrapping presents for the children, dance and sing carols.

We were praying fervently for God’s miraculous healing for you, brother Tunji. After all, he’s the same God that called Lazarus out of the grave. But with you, God’s intention was for you to vacate the body and come to him. You were taken from us too early but now you are an angel watching over us. I can still imagine you smiling down on us and can still feel the warmth that smile brings to us all.

Rest in Peace in the bosom of our Lord.

Anthonia Eruchie-Oyenusi (Sister In-Law)
Posted by Desola Osanyinjobi on June 12, 2021
TJ, this news came as a huge shock. Even though we didn’t communicate as we used too because life got i the way, you were always someone I knew would make me laugh and tell me to stop being a big baby. You teddy bear were always ready with a hug and words of wisdom and that your ready smile would be greatly missed. Losing you so soon and suddenly is not fair, “ why is life so unkind” , only the Lord knows his ways. Our loss is heavens gain. Rest in peace, in the bosom of the Lord my dear God Brother.
Posted by david shoyombo on June 12, 2021
It was really a shock to hear about your death, Tunji my dear friend and classmate. We saw last when you came to Houston. May you rest well.
Posted by V A on June 12, 2021
Tunji or ‘T’ as I fondly call you. I am at a loss for words. Your untimely departure from this world has left me numb. You were my confidant, the person I could always share my thoughts with, and know that you would always give me your undivided attention. Even when you weren’t in the best of health, you still took time to listen to my woes. You were more than a friend to me, you were my brother and I miss you dearly. I remember when my dad, your Godfather first introduced us…it seems like just yesterday, and we’ve been close ever since. Your ready smile, laughter and jovial voice is forever engraved in my memory. Rest In Peace my beloved T. Adieu until we meet again. Love always from your God sister Ronke.
Posted by Lateef Abassi on June 12, 2021
Jack, this is not how it is supposed to be. Got here before you but you've now claimed seniority. So many memories lasting almost 50 years. From Apapa Road to Victoria Island to Hyattsville and Summit Hills. Thank you my brother for the memories and your love. What I will miss most are your smiles, rib crackers (jokes), and that ability to find common ground and good in every relationship and everyone you encountered.

The crown prince from Irolu, I know you've gone to claim a higher throne, but as the saying goes "oku olomo kin sun" please keep watch over your darling Morenike and the kids. And may the good Lord give them the strength and peace of mind to continue the journey of life.

Rest in peace Jack!
Dewunmi (Omo Bobo)
Posted by Tomi Fajolu on June 12, 2021
It’s hard bringing myself to writing this tribute. Whenever it crosses my mind that you are gone i shrug it off immediately and I’m still somewhat in denial. Where do I start, I’ve known you my whole life and you have been nothing but supportive. I remember that time in Lagos when you taught me how to make spaghetti with meatballs and wine. I remember the times you spoke to me about building a relationship with God, and how you teased me when my voice became baritone overnight. Everyday life and work took its toll on how often we communicated but without a doubt the love was always there. We were just celebrating you at 60, why did this have to happen?

It’s hard not mourn but I will celebrate your life. I would celebrate uncle T and his genius, uncle T winning all the prizes in school, uncle T and his silk suits, uncle T who wasn’t perfect but even his imperfections had love embedded in them, and most importantly uncle T the man who loved God. You might be gone but you would forever remain alive in all our hearts. Rest well with the Lord and say hi to grandma for me.

Rest assured your children, nephews and nieces would endeavor to make you proud to the best of our abilities so you have that beaming smile even in the after life.
Posted by Akinyemi Onigbinde on June 12, 2021
May his soul rest in peace, it is not how long, but how well
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Posted by Adeleke Oredipe on June 18, 2021
Whao, what a loss! This is a loss that will take me sometime to come to terms with. Tunji & I were not only classmates in St Jude's School, Ebute Meta, we sat next to each other (sharing the same desk) throughout our stay in the "Entebbe" classes of those days. Without being immodest, Tunji and I were some of the brightest students in those classes then. He was handsome and always smartly dressed even at that early stage of his life. He was also fun to be with. I remember No. 4A, Abule-nla Road, off Apapa Road, Ebute Meta (he & his parents lived there then) where I will sometimes divert to after close of school before going to our own house at No.1, Cemetery Street, Ebute Meta (next door to the present day Head Quarter's Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God though the church was not in existence then at the site). Our closeness continued during our days at Government College Ibadan. Even though we were no longer in the same class in GCI, wherever you saw Tunji then, you could be sure I wasn’t too far away from him (and vice-versa). We were like "5 & 6", always in the company of each other. It was the different jurisdictions in which we had our university education & live our adulthood lives that eventually "separated us". We met and discussed during his last visit to Nigeria. Even though I understand he had been sick before coming, I believed the worst was over but that was not to be.
Uncle Femi & Aunty Deola, I share in your grief. We are mourning together.
May the Lord Almighty console us during this difficult period. May His light continue to shine perpetually on Tunji. May He uphold his wife, children and the entire Oyenusi family until His coming.
Adieu Tunji.
Posted by Omolara Akinola on June 17, 2021
Dearest Tunji
.. too soon to say Goodbye. Too soon to say Goodbye!

Going down Memory Lane, I remember when Kike excitedly brought
you into our lives ..through the Partner(s) at her old Office; across the
road from mine at UACN, Niger House at CMS in Lagos.

I remember the chats back and forth and the Prayers seeking confirmation.
I remember where Kike received one such confirmation that you were ‘the one’ .. under the ministration of Dr and Dr (Mrs) Onuzo; at the ‘Black and White’ Singles Programme, Mainland Hotel Yaba so many years ago.

I remember your PM Wedding in America; such beauty and how dapper you looked. I remember when you, Kike and Femi (as a wee babe) visited us - Dolfin Estate, Lagos at the time. I remember your lovely daughters coming one after the other after Femi. Lately, I remember when my Mum visited you all on Kike’s milestone Birthday.

I remember even more recently when we all shared laughs and lively banter at the Belo’s when you all visited us in the UK – Kike tagged it the ‘London Reunion’.

How were we to know that that would be the last time that we would see you?
How were we to know that you would be gone, too soon to say Goodbye?

Rest in peace as Kike and your Children receive from God, His Peace and His Strength for each new day ..
Amen and Amen
Lara Akinola (nee Awesu) – Kike’s Cousin
Posted by Bimbo Oke on June 17, 2021
My own dear brother, TJ!

From the very first day we met, when you and Kike came to pick me up at the airport, it was like we had known each other forever! You took me like your sister, and you immediately became my big brother! You were so easy to talk with and we would talk and laugh about any and everything! A family man, loving husband and father, so gentle, so kind, so caring. So difficult to come to terms with the fact that you are no longer with us. Still, I have one consolation and comfort. I know you saw the Lord before you passed on. I am convinced you caught a glimpse of that City and the Heavenly Hosts. At that point, Earth pales away. You ran well and finished strong. I thank the Lord for the gift of you and for the awesome blessing that you were. I will miss hanging out with you, our conversations, exchanging confidences, and your infectious laughter, amongst other things. Rest in peace, my dear brother. May we all meet at the right hand of God, in Jesus’s name. Amen.


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Shared by Mfon Umoren on June 14, 2021
Tunji used to attend First United Methodist Church, Hyattsville and he and l sang in the gospel choir. We became friends and l met his wife, Morenike when they got married. I attended his 50th birthday party at a restaurant. He and Morenike attended my 50th birthday party too. They also came to the New Year's day party in my new home in 2011. The last time l saw Tunji was July 22, 2018 after he informed me he was recovering from a stroke. He came to support me at a business event and wanted to join my team. A true gentleman. I spoke to him on his birthday October 9, 2020. Rest on my friend, the suffering is over. Rest in peace. I'll miss your smile.
Shared by Richard Williams on June 10, 2021
My condolences to the entire Oyenusi family. May the Lord comfort his family and others close to him. I met Tunji and his twin brother, Debo at Federal School of Science (FSS), VI, Lagos. We continued as friends when we all moved to the USA. Tunji was a friendly, nice and jovial person. Tunji used to lighten up any gathering or party.  He was very sociable. He would be sorely missed. May his soul RIP. Amen.
Shared by Richard Williams on June 10, 2021
My condolences to the entire Oyenusi family. May the Lord comfort his family and others close to him. I met Tunji and his twin brother, Debo at Federal School of Science (FSS), VI, Lagos. We continued as friends when we all moved to the USA. Tunji was a friendly, nice and jovial person. Tunji used to lighten up any gathering or party.  He was very sociable. He would be sorely missed. May his soul RIP. Amen.