ForeverMissed

BIOGRAPHY OF ADUNNI ONAFUNKE ONAFEKO
Matriarch Adunni Onafunke Onafeko was born on the 16th of January 1930 to the family of late Jinadu and late Abosede Balogun in Gbelegunwa Iyanro in Ijebu-Ode Local Government of Ogun State, Nigeria. Her father was a highly respected Police Officer and he retired as an Inspector while her mother was a business woman who traded in Kolanut and Aso Oke. 
She attended Saint Augustine Anglican Primary School, Ijebu-Ode for her primary education and she graduated with merits before joining her mother in trading business. She was the elder of the two children of her parents. 
She started business as a Fashion Designer and later became a building Contractor and a Supplier of building materials to many Government projects and individuals. She was a Supplier of bulk food items such as rice and beans; and also traded in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
"Mama Ile-Olokuta" or "Mama No Regret", as she was fondly called, loved family and keeping people around her. She loved cooking and always volunteered to host families and friends. She derived so much joy in preparing food for her guests and anyone that visited her. She was renowned for her hospitality and passion for children. Her virtue of generosity made her to run a youth hostel for secondary school students in Ibadan for many years. 
She was very fashionable and loved wearing hats. Mama was a disciplinarian who instilled the fear of God in her children, grandchildren and all that came across her. She was a loving and caring mother as evidenced by her care and willingness to help others. Her display of empathy by being sensitive to the feelings, interest and well-being of others would be remembered. She impacted her community and positively influenced her world. She was indeed a true mother.
Mama was an ardent Christian with Godly zeal. In her ever willing quest to know more about God, she attended the Overcomers International Bible Institute at Jesus Christ Is For All Evangelical Ministry, Ijebu-Ode at old age of 83 where she obtained a Diploma in Theology in 2013. She was an anointed Minister of God, the Patron of Rhoda Youth Fellowship and a member of Sarah's Fellowship at the Church. During her stay in the United Kingdom, she was a member of the Elders Forum of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Winners Sanctuary in London. Until her call to glory, her house was a Christian House-fellowship Centre. She will forever be remembered as a woman of strong faith and prayer. 
She was married to late Oriola Onafeko and blessed with lovely children, grandchildren and great grandchildren staying home and abroad. 
May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Amen. 
Sun re o, Mama No Regret. We love you, Jesus loves you more.
Posted by Pastor Dele and Lola BAKA... on June 20, 2021
A TRIBUTE TO MAMA ONAFEKO

We give glory and thanks to God for the life of Mama Onafeko.
Mama was a loving and kind person, who was very meticulous in all things. 
She was a great support for her daughter, Pastor Yinka, and her grandchildren, always looking out for them.
We thank the Lord for a life well spent.
There is no doubt that she will be greatly missed.
May God Almighty comfort the entire family.
Adieu Mama.

Pastors Dele and Lola Bakare (UK)
Posted by Yemisi Bamgbose on June 19, 2021
I met mama when she came to the UK many years ago.
She was a business woman to the core. She loved everyone passionately, and cared so much about her grandchildren.
Mama would follow Pastor Yinka to church, and was never afraid to speak her mind.
She was very active, agile, beautiful and kind. Mama will be greatly missed.
May her soul rest in perfect peace.

Pastor Yemisi Bamgbose
UK
Posted by Kingsley Odogwu on June 8, 2021
Dearest Grandma,

Your life was full of loving deeds. I am so thankful that God sent me a grandmother so loving, caring, classy, humble, and gracious as you. You were always there to show me the right path through life and guarded me with your special prayers. Your presence lit up every room. You had the best sense of humor and could always reach out to anyone and made them feel special. You are the best grandmother anyone could ever ask for in life. Thank you for the legacy of hospitality and selfless love you left behind; you are true royalty. Grandma, today and tomorrow, I will always cherish you. I love you always! Rest in Peace until we meet again.

Your Grandson KC
Posted by Olusola Otulana nee Balog... on June 8, 2021
My auntie was a wonderful, loving, and caring person. She was a strong willed and God fearing individual. She was a kind hearted and giving person . Every time she traveled from Ibadan to Ijebu Ode, I always looked forward to seeing her. There was never a dull moment when she was around. She always derived enjoyment in entertaining others. She was my auntie and my mother. You will be missed!!
“Omo Balogun Dodo Ndawa,
Omo Balufon Sipakele,
Omo Abokun sokoto otowo alajapa,
Oko dudu, oko pupa,
Oko owinrin jojo ti nkosu loja Oba,
Oko Soro Ade ela ileke, ileke taba ra legbewa, Soro Ade ra legbeje. Eni a je nwa kiri’’         Sunre o o dear mother!!
Posted by Adefisayo Akinsanya on June 8, 2021
Grandma! Grandma!

My hero. My lioness. My fighter and pillar of support. My favorite drama queen, fashionista and slay queen.

It has been so hard since you left and I struggle to find the right words to express myself.

I still cry when I see your pictures or your personal items. You have always been a major support pillar for me and is hard to accept that I can’t call you anymore.

I can’t see you anymore. I can’t ask you to pray for me or share my feelings with you.

Who do I call to report my mum to?

Who do I call to cook special meals for me when I am down. Who will complain about how short my outfits are?

I can count on you to always have my back and fight for me no matter what.

I miss coming home and seeing you. I miss the smell of your room. I miss your prayers and show of love.

Gosh! I miss your food and our gist! You were such a creative story-teller.

I miss you grandma and everything about you! I even miss our fights.

It is such a blessing being loved, nurtured and raised by you.

The woman I am and evolving to is because of your training and care.

Over the past weeks, I have heard people say wonderful things about you and some of those things reminded me of myself. I guess I can say you have poured yourself into me and I am humbled for that.

You were very kind, compassionate, industrious, loving, fair and spiritual.

Everyone that crossed your path, attested to these facts.

I still can’t stop missing and loving you ; no-one can fill the vacuum.

I will continue to honor your memory and walk the path you showed me.

I am glad in the last days you knew I loved you deeply and would always have your back just like you did for me.

I love you grandma and I trust you to take all my prayers to God directly (as per God’s special angel…our joke)

Just like you lived the fabulous, kind life on earth with no regret, do in heaven.

Tell Granddaddy I said hello!

I love you more than you love cooking and spreading love.

Fisayo a.k.a Fiscolotera!
Posted by Bimbo Ladipo on June 1, 2021
My Special Evergreen Grand Mummy.

My Grandmummy as I fondly call her because that's exactly true and she will always reply my grandson.

I was blessed to meet her over 18 years ago in her humble abode in Ijebu Ode and we connected straightaway as she made me feel like her own grandson.

She asked me various questions about my intentions and my responses suited her.

I can still vividly remember how she made me feel so comfortable when I was going to face the panel headed by my super Uncle Niyi and Unc Babson. In short it was no longer a case of Pass or Fail but more of appearance as left to my grandmummy I already passed in as much as I stood by my words to her.

Indeed it was a smooth sailing interview and am glad up until her very last moments I didn't betray that confidence she had in me.

I have stopped to check up on her several times at ijebu Ode both announced and unannounced and the hospitality made no difference.

We were so much planning to surprise her for her 90th birthday celebrations but unfortunately we couldn't make it due to circumstances beyond our control.

I am so delighted I made it down to see her in her final moments and my "Ibadan" voice was enough to get a gesture and a smile from her.

A very prayerful grandmummy and I so much cherish some of her prayer lines whenever she prayed for me. 
"You will always be in top"
"Ina oni tan owo e o"
"Eniti ti won sa fun o ni duro de. Eniti won duro de o ni sa fun o".
To which I always say a resounding AMEN.

My darling grandmummy, you will never be gone and I know you are in a better place as Heaven has gained a soul.

I can keep going on and on with various beautiful memories over almost 2 decades. Mama No Regret indeed and I will add that to my title. Omo mama so da bee & Omo Omo Mama No Regret.

Good Night Grandmummy until we meet to part no more.
ADIEU.
Your Grandson-in law
Bimbo Ladipo (BLI)
Posted by Atinuke Onasile Ladipo on May 29, 2021
My angel !! My Grandmummy !

You were my all in all , you took care of me so much people called me spoilt .
I will forever cherish the wonderful times we shared together, I remembered how you made so much effort to come and see me in Dublin when i had my first child and how happy that made me feel, you did everything for me , and i mean everything!! You were the one i could lean on.
You had solution to every problem shared with you.You made me feel so special and i could never do wrong in
your eyes . You were a woman of prayer and your prayers mearnt so much to me and family .

You were so kind , wise ,selfless, caring, forgiving and you gave so much love to everyone , You were beautiful in and out !
You genuinely cared for me
Mama no regret! I will miss you is an understatement but i am happy because you are in a better place , you ran a good race and you finished well.

I remembered how happy you were to see me in January, am so grateful to God that against all odds i was able to see you .We talked , laughed and you prayed and prayed . Thank you so much grandma, thank you for your sacrifices.

I love you !! Continue to rest in the bossom of the Lord!
Adieu!!
Posted by Tolu Akinsete on May 28, 2021
May your soul rest in eternal peace. Though I did not know you personally, I know your presence on earth will truly be missed by those that loved and cherished you so much. May you continue to watch over them and May the Lord grant them peace knowing that you are now at peace and in a better place. Forever in their hearts.
Posted by KELLY B on May 28, 2021
Mama, you are loved by so many. We thank God for a life well spent. REST IN PEACE MAMA.
Posted by Yinka Odogwu on May 26, 2021
FOR MY DEAREST MOTHER - LOVED AND HELPED BY GOD
 
Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.
My mother was a rare gem. A great mother in every sense. She was a loving, loyal friend. My mother, My teacher, My confidant and My mentor.

My mother was a businesswoman - very hardworking and industrious. At a time when women were expected to be homemakers, she kept her home to the end, while making sure that her husband and children were genuinely taken care of. Always thinking ahead for the family, she never stayed idle. She was a lover of people. She loved wearing hats!

Mum was really trusted and deeply loved by her husband, my father, who was a lecturer. I fondly recall my mother always peeking into my dad’s study whenever she observed that my dad was busy writing. My mum would say  “You are known to people as a great teacher, but to me, all what l can see is a man that is busy writing and rubbing things off, writing and rubbing off", as my dad appeared to constantly write, amend and rewrite! She referred to my dad as “Alako pare”. (Always Deleting). My mum was fun to be with.

My mum was not only a great gift to people around her, she was also a blessing to the body of Christ.
At the time she was at the Bible school, she would call me from Nigeria to ask questions about what she was taught, and ask for clarification about the scriptures. She sought God and loved God.  A woman of prayer, always praying. A worker in God’s vineyard. My mum was always on the look out for church needs. She would ask all the children to donate to her church. She taught me how to spend and be spent.

She taught me many lessons, and often times would tell me to always respect the anointing upon a genuine man / woman of God irrespective of age.

We are convinced that my mother died as an heaven bound child of God. Although we are saddened by her demise, we are grateful to God.

Mummy, the sweet memories we have of you and your teachings will bring us comfort and remain with us. I really love you. Rest in the bosom of your God.

Adieu Mama No Regrets.

Your daughter Pastor (Mrs) Olayinka Odogwu.

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Posted by Pastor Dele and Lola BAKA... on June 20, 2021
A TRIBUTE TO MAMA ONAFEKO

We give glory and thanks to God for the life of Mama Onafeko.
Mama was a loving and kind person, who was very meticulous in all things. 
She was a great support for her daughter, Pastor Yinka, and her grandchildren, always looking out for them.
We thank the Lord for a life well spent.
There is no doubt that she will be greatly missed.
May God Almighty comfort the entire family.
Adieu Mama.

Pastors Dele and Lola Bakare (UK)
Posted by Yemisi Bamgbose on June 19, 2021
I met mama when she came to the UK many years ago.
She was a business woman to the core. She loved everyone passionately, and cared so much about her grandchildren.
Mama would follow Pastor Yinka to church, and was never afraid to speak her mind.
She was very active, agile, beautiful and kind. Mama will be greatly missed.
May her soul rest in perfect peace.

Pastor Yemisi Bamgbose
UK
Posted by Kingsley Odogwu on June 8, 2021
Dearest Grandma,

Your life was full of loving deeds. I am so thankful that God sent me a grandmother so loving, caring, classy, humble, and gracious as you. You were always there to show me the right path through life and guarded me with your special prayers. Your presence lit up every room. You had the best sense of humor and could always reach out to anyone and made them feel special. You are the best grandmother anyone could ever ask for in life. Thank you for the legacy of hospitality and selfless love you left behind; you are true royalty. Grandma, today and tomorrow, I will always cherish you. I love you always! Rest in Peace until we meet again.

Your Grandson KC
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Grandma taught me to be a giver

Shared by Josephine Ogunmefun on May 27, 2021
This clock was one of the first things I ever gifted to my grandmother. Oh my! Grandma was full of gratitude on that day as she danced with the clock showing it to any and everybody. That's my Grandmother, always lively and always full of thanksgiving and gratitude even about things that may seem trivial. My Grandma taught me about gratitude and appreciation. She also taught me about the importance of giving. Grandma said it was always better to be a giver than to receive and she lived by those words. My Grandmother was a giver to the end. 
I will love you forever Grandma 
Adieu Mama No Regrets
Your Granddaughter Mrs Josephine Ogunmefun