This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Antonia Ikulayo 49 years old , born on May 13, 1969 and passed away on January 23, 2019. We will remember her forever. She would be laid to rest on the 13th of February 2019 at 12 noon at st matthew 's Catholic Church 37 Norwood High Street London SE27 9JU

Posted by Tope Afolayan on January 25, 2021
May your soul continue rest in the bossom of God
Posted by Stephen Bello on January 24, 2020
365 days have gone since your passing dear Antonia, our comfort is in the knowledge that you are no longer gripped in the vice of the painful sickness here on Earth. Rest on in the presence of the Lord.
Posted by Margarette Dusoulier on May 13, 2019
I attended St Matthew’s church yesterday, in memory of Antonia. The sun was shining, and the service was as warm and uplifting, as the sunshine. It felt right and comforting to be back in West Norwood; I treasure the time that I spent with Antonia there. Her memories are safe in my heart and I will carry them with me always. I pray that her precious boys are sustained by the strength and love of their mother. Many thanks also to Kola for the updates.
Posted by kola ibukunlayo on May 13, 2019
Happy Posthumous birthday, my dear sister. I love you so much and you are forever in my heart. we celebrate all your hard work ,love and legacy. Rest in peace dear. love you loads
Posted by Cynthia Agbo on February 22, 2019
I would like to seize this opportunity to send condolences to the Ikulayo family in general and especially to Lola's siblings from the Agbo family. It's been so difficult for me to do this but i need to. I want to bless God for Lola's life and all she believed in. I thank God that you passed on knowing Him. You were such a lovely woman. May you find rest in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Posted by Ikky Gbaa on February 13, 2019
Dear Lola,
It's been such a while and unfortunately I didn't get the opportunity to meet with you again after FGGC Gboko. I remember the young slender girl who used to laugh a lot and had the ability to light up the room with so much fun and laughter. Even in trying times, you always had a smile. 
Rest in peace in the bosom of our Lord, dear Lola.
Posted by Pius Bello on February 12, 2019
My Dear Lola,
If only you could see our tributes to you, but word are not enough to express the sadness of your passing, no more banters or sharing of frank and direct opinions. No more cheerful smiles even when your were obviously in a lot pain. You have fought a very good fight. You have left behind for many of us great memories that will continue linger in our hearts. Rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Claire CHIAGORO on February 12, 2019
Antonio / Lola my friend, you were a true fighter even when you were in pain you always remained positive and asked about everyone else and how they were doing taking the focus off you. I will remember the times we laughter and told each other jokes or just spoke about our children. You will be so missed. RIP with your mum.
Posted by Adobi Dike nee Nwachukwu on February 11, 2019
It was devastating to hear that you left us so soon..
Lola mi! Ever smiling, bursting with life friend. We met as classmates in FGGC always had this positive mindset despite all...very determined!
Alas..God knows best...I know you are resting in HIS bossom where there is no pain..
God Almighty will console all you left behind.
Posted by Hayley Gay on February 11, 2019
Antonia was always smiling, no matter what she was going through in her life or any pain she was going through. I was so shocked to hear we had lost such a lovely, wonderful lady. God has gained a treasure. May God bless her family and those she has left behind.
Posted by Kate Kayora on February 10, 2019
Antonia, I was heartbroken when I learnt of your passing on Facebook. I remembered the last time I sent a message to find out how you were keeping and you kept saying find time and call me.

I regret that I did not call but I remember you as forever cheerful, friendly, funny, intelligent, strong. Met you at Lambeth college, saw your two sons born, Emmanuel and Luke. We still kept in touch ever so often, even when I relocated to Zambia.

You endured much pain through the years i knew you. The amazing thing is that you kept going. You have done well my friend by raising two men.

You will be Forever missed, may your gentle soul resting peace Lola!
Posted by Abimbola Makanjuola on February 9, 2019
Anthonia, i met you while working few years ago, your familiar surname drew me closer and you confirmed to me that you were Ekiti by blood but was born here in the UK. Right there and then, we got closer and since then you have been my loving Ekiti sister. We communicated often, even while on sick bed. I salute your courage and un relenting spirit. God has been faithful to you no doubt. May God take care of your family and your boys. Rest in peace my darling Ekiti sister, suunre o, okun o o.
Posted by Rebecca Whyte on February 5, 2019
To a beautiful Hero, strong, intelligent, caring, giving Sister...
Antonia! As I called you even though I also know some call you Lola. We always fought like cat and dog bcos we have different outlooks on life, Not with standing, we are friends.
She fought to always have a voice and independence in her life and to be No Victim to SCD or later Leukaemia
We have a common enemy SCD which we battled together and lost many great friends in the process. My girls and I will definitely miss you loads. We pray your gentle soul rest in perfect peace, until we meet again in a better place. I will be adding you to the touch I carry for all SCD friends who are no longer with me in this race and I am certain you will be motivating all friends here to keep the fight alive.
You were a good mum and you certainly did your best like a true Hero even with all the complications and challenges.
The boys will miss you but if they ever need a reminder of how much you cared about your Sunshine, I will be glad to enlighten them.
We love and miss you and definitely still finding it hard to believe and process.
May your legacy be a life that just keeps giving because that’s who you are. I leave the peace that surpasses all understanding with you, rest easy ❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Eugenia Salami-Ebite on February 5, 2019
Lola was a cheerful person, after so many years of not seeing her, cos we met in FGGC,Gboko we still had a good friendship. She will be dearly missed, To her family and especially to her sons, please take heart and believe in God because he gives courage to bear the loss.
Posted by Kareen Brown on February 4, 2019
I was so sad and heart broken to hear that you have passes so soon. I have been praying for you recovery. I met you 8 yrs ago when you helped me with my baby when I was going through chemo. You were a fighter and a strong positive person. Our busy life prevented me from seeing you lately. You have no more pain I'm sure you're in a better place in God's hands. I pray that's your 2 boys will cherish the memories they share with you. I hope the family will look after them. I will miss you and I'm so sorry I did not see you recently. I will miss you. REST IN PEACE ANTONIO
Posted by Stephen Bello on February 4, 2019
Dear Lola, may your soul rest in peace forevermore in the bossom of our saviour Jesus Christ Amen.
You will be missed, may the Almighty God be with your loved ones and comfort us all.
Posted by Godfrey Pomells on February 4, 2019
I had the privilege of meeting Antonia whilst we were working for CDG Wimbledon. She's very funny, loved her music and most of all, always focused. The last time we seen each other, she came to one of my DJ gigs and she really enjoyed it so much that really made my night even though she was not well. Lola, you will be missed by everyone you are in contact with, especially the ones you are very close to. I know you are home but not forgo. My condolences to your family from me and my family and the gang from the old Wimbledon office. May soul Rest in Eternal Peace.
Posted by Fey Østrem on February 4, 2019
My dearest Lola, words fail at times like this but we mourn as those that have hope that you are resting well. Your last message to me was some few days before Christmas. You promised you will visit when you are better. You called me 'aburo hun'. It is hard to believe that I hadn't seen you in decades but when we talk on phone, the closeness of a sister and a friend was undeniable. You loved life and never missed an opportunity to celebrate it and laugh real long. I will miss you my sweetheart, I will miss sharing the 13th of May with you, I will miss your sheer pleasure and the attitude of never holding back . You left two handsome gifts behind - they will continually be a beautiful remembrance of you. Sleep well my darling friend.
Posted by Sonia Etuk on February 4, 2019
This is hard to write..I am heartbroken wasn't supposed to end like this. ..but God has gained an angel in you.
You were a beautiful soul...very caring, selfless! From being my school daughter way back in FGGC, Gboko, Nigeria to reconnecting here in London decades later in 2008, you remained the same cheerful, peaceful, hopeful, kind, witty and loving person that you were.
You never complained...instead you were grateful to God for keeping you alive through all that life threw at you. You were brave and you fought to the end. You were a true friend and had so much love for everyone close to you. You cared so much for your Dad, always worrying about how he'd cope without your Mum, your siblings, your sons, who were clearly your world, your friends!
I am consoled that you are in a better place, pain free and at peace with your maker. I will definitely miss your laughter and love ;our chats, calls, and visits.
I will forever cherish those memories, Lola! You will never be forgotten.
Till we meet to part no more.
Posted by A ADEOYE on February 4, 2019
Rest in peace lola, u will be missed.
Posted by Natalie Nembhard on February 4, 2019
Dearest Antonia, very sad to see you go. You were always a kind and friendly person. I remember everyday we used to chat while on our way doing the school run. You were always happy and fun to be around. You will be missed but always in our hearts. May the loving Father bless and keep you as your soul rest in peace.
Posted by Jacob Frimpong on February 4, 2019
May your soul rest in peace.
Posted by Rich Ayo Adekoya on February 4, 2019
    Many years after we left secondary school we linked up again just four or five years ago and you recounted my exploits of yesteryears amidst jokes and laughter. You're such a pleasant and friendly person and I could tell from our conversations that you love your 2 boys. Your departure is sudden but I believe you're in a better place now. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Tonia Edi-lawani on February 4, 2019
Lola....aburo mi like I fondly called you and you would reply Egbon mi..
I remember a neat and fragile looking girl who came to FGGC Gboko in the early 80s. What made me notice her was the way she spoke Yoruba....with a funny accent!
I didn't see or hear from her again until May 2016. She asked for my friendship on Facebook and we hit it off.
Lola could chat for hours.. And we really did chat. Then we started talking. She was such a free spirit. She had a very warm and rich laughter. She made what she was going through look so trivial.
She was so full of Compassion and Love.
She loved her Boys to bits and had real love for family and friends... She had a Heart full of Love...
I had planned to visit you on my last 2 visits to the UK but I couldn't reach her and that made me uncomfortable. Until that call you made to me on the 27th of November 2018. I was so relieved to hear from you and in your normal way, you made light of what you were going through and even laughed at yourself. I was worried but you assured me that you would be fine. I told you I was going to call you back so we could gist like we normally did but procrastination got the better of me....
I pray for your Sons ... you were mighty proud of them and loved them fiercely.
I pray for your siblings... you thought the world of them.
I pray for your simply adored him.
Your friends and family are in my thoughts as well. I pray that the Holy Spirit Comforts all of us.
I will miss our late night chats and calls.
I will miss your laughter
I will miss you Lola
Rest in Peace my Dear
Now you are really at REST
Posted by Esther Urowayino on February 3, 2019
Dearest Antonia as I fondly called you,we only became friends 3 years ago when you were under my care, but it seemed to both of us like we’ve been friends for donkey years.
You always said to me”Esther,make sure you bring me jollof rice tomorrow “and I would say,you can’t eat my jollof now because your throat is sore and you would laugh and say,just bring it first.
I would bring you spicy jollof and even in that state,you would still eat it and say it’s spicy though but very tasty.
That made me feel appreciated.Whenever you came for your appointments,you always found time to check up on me and we would have a good laugh.
You had a good heart and never spoke I’ll of any were always worried about your boys.
I know that God will take good care of them for you.
I will greatly miss you.
I am very sad but I know you are in the best place.
Rest in perfect peace
Posted by kola ibukunlayo on February 3, 2019
Tribute From Gboyega Ikulayo. My dear sister, my selfless sister I would miss you so much, you were a wonderful person so kind and always put every one first even in your sick bed you would still be looking for ways to make sure everyone was ok. I thank God for your life. You would forever be remembered and your boys would be well looked after. I love you so much but I also know you have finally gone to rest. No more pains. I know you in heaven till we meet again.
Posted by Adaocha Ndukwe on January 31, 2019
Dearest Lola, your laughter filled with pure delight still rings out..
I still see the many wonderful moments we shared as kids, as teenagers and as women. Also the moments of difficulty we shared together and you always overcame.....
You were so kind, so appreciative, very positive and had such deep inner strength.
You had so much courage and handled life’s difficult moments with such grace, such dignity. You stood tough and fought hard at life and lived it the best, better than anyone I know. Your heart was full of love for those around you, ever so giving, ever so selfless.
My heart is broken and shattered, you leaving us too soon. But I will take courage like you always did and keep your memory alive in my heart, praying over your sons that God will comfort them and guide their footsteps.
I know you will never experience pain again, but only eternal bliss in the arms of God our Father...

So I write to you my bosom friend- my sister:

That separation that stings came knocking......
And your candle burned out too fast!
Leaving an ache within my heart that will never go away......
It was never goodbye said
the moments we shared.......
Bcos your beautiful spirit shall grace eternity in heaven
I hurt very deeply but will hold on to the courage you taught me
You touched my life with so much love....
Your deep inner strength and your ability to make the best in tough situations were indescribable.
I knew you saw my heart, and knew the special place you had in it..❤️
My heart is broken, but I will honor you by celebrating the life you lived. I will miss you incredibly......
But till we meet again at heaven’s gate my darling friend-my sister, rest in eternal bliss.

Posted by kola ibukunlayo on January 31, 2019
My lovely Lola You know i love you I care for you i respect u and i am very proud of you You are a good and kind daughter You are a wonderful leader, You have been a joy and pride to my family You are a good fighter Your memory will remain long I assure you that Emmanuel and Luke will be well looked after by  Your sister and brothers o dabo, omo Ere omo olure- Daddy
Chief Alfred IKULAYO
Posted by Luke Brooks on January 31, 2019
I will miss my mum, she always loved and cared for me no matter what happened. I will always appreciate all she did for me and will never forget her.
Posted by Dave Brooks on January 31, 2019
Life is so hectic that you sometimes don't see whats important until its too late. Antonia, you gave so much yet asked for very little back in return. You showed such intelligence courage determination strength spirit in your actions I am inspired. I will always remember your sound advise and wisdom on matters and how you were always so helpful to anyone who needed help. You never gave up and would always question things. Family and Friends were very important to you. You will never be alone, we are with you always so I hope that you have peace and be in a safe place, around loved ones. You left two beautiful kids in this world, please guide and protect them.
Posted by Faridah Shuaibu on January 30, 2019
I’ll miss you sister Lola. I’ll miss your sense of humour and laughter. It was a pleasure to know you.
You fought a good fight and for so long too. Rest well with the Lord.
I pray for comfort for all you’ve left behind. It is well.
Posted by Stephen Falade on January 29, 2019
You was the big sister I never had
Will forever miss you you always looked out for us.
You was so strong even in the face of sickness.
I know you are in heaven you had such a gentle soul full of courage and light.
I remember me and Bayo staying with you in your Norward apartment during school holidays - you took us cinema and parties in the park - those were some of the best days you always looked out for us
Thankyou for the wonderful memories
You lived life to the fullest
Our last telephone conversation you told me to be a good father to my children no matter what.
I will always live to make you proud Love you.
Posted by OLASUKANMI OGHUAN on January 27, 2019
Sister Mi. Its so painfull that you left us now, the last memory of you was on facebook. And I remember you saying "Aburo bawo ni" mo wa pa sister mi. You are wonderful and special soul to our family, Goodnight Ma. We shall all miss you. I know you are in a better place with your creator. RIP DEAR SISTER,
Posted by Toks Beckley on January 26, 2019
I've always known you to be a fighter - a great inspiration to carry on no matter what battle one is facing. A woman of courage and great strength. An example to all.
With a heavy heart I say good night.
Posted by Kai Ikulayo on January 26, 2019
Dear sister. You fought a great fight and defied the odds for so long. You were the core for all the siblings and you played a significant part in all our journeys.
You have earned your rest but I will miss you deeply. Until we meet again sister Lola.
Posted by Godwin Oluwabamiwo on January 26, 2019
This is so shocking, just seeing this now. I know you are with the Lord. we thank God for the life you have touch. we love you and we will miss you. I pray for strength for the family.
Posted by Martins Falade on January 26, 2019
I was shocked when the news was broke to me yesterday. You fought really hard but God knows the best. Rest in the bosom of the Lord Till will meet one day. Rest in Peace.
Posted by Falade Oluwaseunayofunmi on January 26, 2019
May her soul rest on in the Lord, my family and hi sincerely send our condolences , may God grant the immediate and extended family the fortitude to bear this huge loss..
May her soul rest in peace.....
Posted by Temilola Falade on January 26, 2019
Words aren't enough to say how you will be missed by us all especially myself! You are such a lovely and wonderful person. A fighter and a strong woman, selfless and caring for people. I must say that the memory of the little time spent together lingers on. May the good Lord grant you eternal rest. Sleep on beloved on the bosom of the Almighty till we meet again.
Posted by Olarewaju Animasahun on January 25, 2019
What a news so had to bite, a senior is who was cheerful and bright. Kind hearted and loving soul, May your soul find a perfect rest in the Lord. You surely would be missed but the love you shared remains forever true. Adieu egbon,
Posted by Mummy Jummy Falade on January 25, 2019
The news of her departure was so shocking. God will grant the entire family the fortitude to bear the loss,may her soul rest in perfect peace
Posted by Jummy Falade on January 25, 2019
My condolences to everyone, I really hope y’all take heart and God will strengthen you. Rest In Peace and I’m very sure you found peace with the Lord
Posted by Eunice Falade on January 25, 2019
Dear aunty Lola, I wasn’t happy when my dad broke the news about your death. I’ve been praying for you since the day I heard you were in a critical condition, hoping you would get better, but God knows why he took you, like they always say, “God knows best”. I have a very strong feeling and a very strong assurance that you found rest With God. You were a fighter We love you but God loves you more, REST IN PEACE dear aunty.
Posted by Tope Afolayan on January 25, 2019
May her soul rest in perfect peace we love
you God love you More
Posted by Foluso Kelly Geraldo on January 25, 2019
My darling Lollipop, as I used to call you, can’t believe you’re gone so soon but God knows best. I thank God for the beautiful times we shared since secondary school days. Those amazing times spent at mine, when we’d stay up late and talk, pretend we’ve fallen asleep when mum came to check on us. Our chats and meet up, I can still hear your beautiful jokes and laughter ringing in my ears. So caring, loving and thoughtful about everyone. You’d literally ask after each friend and classmate to know they’re all well. Who’s going to say the long stretchy Fofoooooo? I’m missing you badly and will love you forever. My comfort now is that you’re with Jesus. Sun re my darling Lollipop till we meet again. Foluso (nee Aderogba)
Posted by Amy A on January 24, 2019
My dear big cousin Lola, thank you for the wisdom that you have taught me. I won't forget our long late night calls laughing, sharing secrets and giving each other advice. Our sons were born a few weeks apart and we always had a bond. Our secrets are ours only. Thank you for seeing things from a mature and non biased perspective. That's what I have always loved about you. You are the cousin that I spoke to for years and no one ever knew! I will miss you my dear! Thanks for being one of my Yoruba teachers, I can still hear you laughing at me. Talk about the blind leading the blind. Sun re o, arabirin mi!
Your cousin,
Posted by Susan Ekundayo on January 24, 2019
Dear Lola,
It was great to reconnect with you after such a long time. You were full of strength - a fighter indeed. Never complaining about the pain you were in - amazing! Rest in the Lord. May the good Lord be with all your loved ones at this time........ You will be missed.
Posted by Ayo Falade on January 24, 2019
Lola, you were a fighter and you really faught to the end. I was shock to the bone when I got the message that you accepted the ghost last night. My children and I prayed for you because we love you, but we can not do anything because God love you more. Lola, I remember your struggles when we were together at Ilaje Rd. Bariga, Lagos, Nigeria. I also remember the good time we spent together the last time I visited London. The unconditional love I have for you will keep you in my mind for ever. You will forever be missed Lola.
Chief Ayo Falade.
Posted by Margarette Dusoulier on January 24, 2019
Antonia’s bravery and selflessness was an inspiration to me.
Even in her most painful and troubled moments, she seemed to be more concerned about my welfare than anything else. She would check all the time to make sure that I wasn't too tired to visit, even though she was desperate for company and so wanted to be connected to the world outside King’s.
Moreover, she fought like a lion and never moaned.
I will treasure our friendship always and I am so grateful that she was part of my life.
Posted by kola ibukunlayo on January 24, 2019
My dear sister, I love you so much, you would be missed. you are such a fighter, full of love and selfless. a giver and a strong woman. I cherish all the time we spent together. I am so happy you made heaven, the most important thing is Christ in you the hope of glory. no more pain. now it only joy and glory. you fought a good fight you finished your race in victory and you have inspired so many and made so many dear to believe. your last few hours was just inspiring you made up with every one and worked in love
sleep on my dear sister
I will forever miss you.
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Posted by Tope Afolayan on January 25, 2021
May your soul continue rest in the bossom of God
Posted by Stephen Bello on January 24, 2020
365 days have gone since your passing dear Antonia, our comfort is in the knowledge that you are no longer gripped in the vice of the painful sickness here on Earth. Rest on in the presence of the Lord.
Posted by Margarette Dusoulier on May 13, 2019
I attended St Matthew’s church yesterday, in memory of Antonia. The sun was shining, and the service was as warm and uplifting, as the sunshine. It felt right and comforting to be back in West Norwood; I treasure the time that I spent with Antonia there. Her memories are safe in my heart and I will carry them with me always. I pray that her precious boys are sustained by the strength and love of their mother. Many thanks also to Kola for the updates.
her Life

Antonia ibilola Ikulayo is the first Child of Chief Alfred Ikulayo and Late Prof Ikulayo she has one sister eny and 3 Brothers Kai, Kola and Adegboyega. God Blessed her with 2 lovely Children Emmanuel and Luke.she has loads of cousins,uncle,aunties,nephews nieces and good friends. She was Born in England on the 13th of May 1969. Antonia was a daughter of hope a big giver and a true fighter. she was a strong woman. she was full of courage and are laughter is next to none. she overcame sickness and pains.she was a wise woman loaded with divine  wisdom. she gave so many people hope. her last days was in the present of God. she kept making faith proclamation  and appreciating everyone that ever cared for her. The very interesting aspect of her last  days was she made up with everyone and most importantly  her creator.she instructed that her passing away should be celebrate as a celebration of life.she said" No dull colours, bright and shinning colours as she is a light and in her no darkness at all" she passed  on to Glory on Wednesday night  shortly after attending an online services.. what a life to be with the lord is gain. sleep well  Antonia. we will miss you.

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Remembrance Services

Shared by kola ibukunlayo on January 10, 2020
Antonia ibilola ikulayo's 1st remembrance services holds on Thursday 23th January 2020at  9:30 am @ the St Matthew Catholic church 37Norwood Hight street, London
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The Family will also come together on Saturday 25th January2020 @ 6:30pm Mass at the St Matthew Catholic Church 37 Norwood Hight street , London Se27 OHT

You are missed

Shared by Stephen Bello on May 13, 2019

Lola, today would have been your jubilee year,  rest on in the bossom of our saviour Jesus Christ Amen. 

You have gone to rest, free from the pains and discomforts of this world. Till we meet at the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ,  farewell Lola.

Funeral Arrangements

Shared by kola ibukunlayo on February 12, 2019

Funeral services 12noon Wednesday 13th of February 2019 @ St Matthew's Catholic Church 37 Norwood high street london SE27 9JU