ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, ARINOLA DA-COSTA, 67 years old, born on December 12, 1953, and passed away on May 29, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Ayodeji Caxton martins on June 21, 2021
No words can describe the feeling when I realise that you are no more.It’s a feeling like no other.I hope life is better where you are now my beautiful angel.I miss you more than you know and my heart aches every time I remember you are gone,Good nite mum(mama daco).Until we meet to part no more.
Posted by Omowunmi Baiyewu on June 21, 2021
On behalf of the Christian mothers association of jehovah SHALOM cathedral.             We
Wish to sympathize with you as a family at this time of your grief.
Who are we to question God
God giveth and taketh
Pls accept our sincere condolences.
May the Almighty God be with you at dis time and forever ijmn Amen.
May her gentle soul RIPP Amen.
Rest on a mother of integrity indeed.


Florence Odu
Chairperson CMA
Jsc
Omowunmi Baiyewu
Secretary CMA jsc.
Posted by Victor David on June 20, 2021
I thank God for blessing us with a wonderful woman like Grandma,her impact on my family can't be passed up on as my Dad does say anytime he reflects on how much she impacted and imparted in the family.
She would forever be missed and immortalized in our hearts.
Good night Grandma

Posted by Oladipupo Da-costa on June 20, 2021
Arinola Angela
Ajoke mi
My Fine Girl
Hmnnnn with tears and thanks,....
It took me days to edit this in tears and I am sure it would take a life time to say all that I want to.
Thank you for all you do. My first friend, my Angel I would forever miss you forever.
Growing up I wasn’t spoilt as the last born because she knew I might derail and everyone sees her as Margaret Thatcher as she disciplines us all.
Thanks for all you do. My fine girl would treat anyone I call my friend as her own and vibe with them. We all had access to Mama Daco's pot.
Mumsy would make sure she cooks and we eat. Even on her sick bed, she would ask "Dipo se o n jeun?"
I am thankful that you lived a fulfilled life, you have sons that gave you daughters and children that gave you Grandchildren.
My baby my calendar, remembers everyone’s birth dates and would remind us to call whosoever is celebrating.
Can’t forget times I would call and I would be like "Hello, fine girl" and her response would be "ehen ooo fine boy"
Thank you for all you do my Love. With pain in my heart, I just wished you could stay a little longer.
Thankful that I was able to thank you a lot before you slept.
Thankful that I gave birth to a lookalike....Modesire would miss having you around Grandma.
Thank you for being my best friend.
I love you mum and would miss you.
I would miss the advice.
The love, the calls,
The jokes, the strokes
The food, the tips
The care
Your Voice
Every moment.
I can’t write it all in weeks because your memories are enough to last me for a life time. Thank you for all you do Ajoke mi.
I won’t say you are gone because......
Mum, Thank You for all you do
Arionola mi Sun Re oooo.
Posted by oluwatoba babarinsa on June 19, 2021
Mummy, you have been a blessing to us in immense ways. You impact and legacy has gone ahead of you and trails your departure with so much allure.

Your children have been a blessing to me and that makes me all the more grateful for the gift of you.

Meeting you for the first time, I could not but pause and ponder, "What a beautiful woman!"

Rest in the bosom of His Majesty
Posted by Aishah Da-costa on June 12, 2021
Mummy as i fondly called you.You never treated me like a daughter in-law but like your own daughter you never had.And i appreciate that alot coz i remembered when i was in school, my friends would say that they pray never to have a mother inlaw but i do correct them that we should always pray for a better one and God answered my prayer but d most painful thing is that i didnt really enjoy u cos you slept too early. Well God loves u more .Missing u mama sun re ooo
Posted by Yewande Taylor on June 9, 2021
My heart is full of memories.  With pride l speak about you. 
Your life was a blessing.  Your memory was a treasure. 
You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. 
It is hard to forget someone like you who was kind and caring. 
Though life goes on without you, it will never be the same. 
Days will pass and turn to months, but you will never be forgotten. 
You may be gone from our sight but never gone from our hearts. 
Always loved. Never forgotten.  Forever missed. 
Posted by Chief Olugbenga Ajala on June 9, 2021
Tribute to Late Mrs Angela Arinola Dacosta.
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Mama Ladele was a woman of humble spirit, an ambassador of love, never tired of showing mercy and giving us food at all times and at the right time.

She was a good Christian and flexible in all her dispositions with all rank and file.

Adieu Adieu Adieu.

Chief Olugbenga Ajala
Treasurer, FACM Cath.
Posted by Oyerinde Gabriel on June 8, 2021
Sadness still thrills my soul knowing that I am not going to see and talk to you again Dear Mother.
I am forever indebted to you for your solid impact on my education,job and family.You were one of the best mothers God used to replace my mum,so I'll live to forever cherish your memories.
Till we meet on the last day, Good night Dear Mum.
Posted by Ebenezer Grammer School A... on June 8, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MRS ANGELA ARINOLA DA-COSTA.

That chilly morning in the early Harmattan of January, all of us were lined up at the Assembly at Ebenezer Grammar School, Abeokuta.
Fate brought Segun and Angela together in that childhood relationship of boy and girl friend, the Senior and the Junior, but God had His plans. Year into Year, the friendship grew and blossomed. God moved them into the next stage - they got married and became husband and wife. God was still at work because both of them were works in progress.
A beautiful and happy family was raised and they both built a home filled with joy and happiness.
On Saturday May 29, 2021, God decided to put a full stop to the works of one of the two legs of the Union. It was time for Arinola to take a final bow for her everlasting rest. All machinations of the devil, she resolved with God to terminate and thereafter embarked on the very lasting journey into eternity.
Segun, you are still a work in progress in the hands of God. The heavenly imposed assignment must be concluded.
Angela has transitted to the great beyond till we meet to part no more. We, your mates at Ebenezer Grammar School, Abeokuta say, continue to shine the light and strive for the highest.
Arinola, our Darling, Pretty, Petite girl of yesteryears, our Pretty, Beautiful Wife and Mother, our very reliable and highly supportive Colleague, continue to rest in the bosom of our LORD. Adieu.
Posted by Kehinde Adekola on June 7, 2021
It is with great shock and utter disbelief that we the childhood friends of Arinola Dacosta received the news of her death. She was a friend of ours since we started Sunbeam together at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Lagos. We all graduated to Girls Auxiliary (G. A), then to Lydia group. These are the stages of children/youth Christian training we received together at the Baptist Church. This friendship blossom till we all got married and our husbands became friends. We raised our children together visiting and counselling each other on issues of life. Arin was a lively and jovial person. Very hard working and a good homemaker. Although we are far from each other but we still communicate till she got sick. We will always cherish the time we spent together. We love you but God loves you more. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.

From Your Dear Friends: Taiwo Lagoke ( nee Adelakun) Kehinde Adekola (nee Adelakun) Iyabo Ayodele (nee Faleti) Funmi Olugbade (nee Folawiyo) Bimpe Odusanya ( nee Adeniyi) & Funmi Adeniran (nee Apata)
Posted by Damilola Olowookere on June 7, 2021
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered, “come to me”.
With tearful eyes we watched you
And saw you passed away
Although we love you dearly
We could not make you stay
A golden heart stopped beating
Hardworking hand at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
That he only takes the best
Thank you for being the best mother to everyone around you. Your legacy will continue to live on.
Posted by Bolanle Winsala on June 7, 2021
TRIBUTE FROM LADIES CHRISTIAN IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY OF JEHOVAH SHALOM CATHEDRAL (FACM) LAGOS.

Angela Arinola DaCosta was one of our past presidents, the news of her demise came to us a shock, but who are we to question God.

We pray that the Lord be with family left behind.

Adieu Sister rest in the blossom of the Lord.

Posted by Lateef Hassan on June 7, 2021
Mama awon boys!!! Your life was a blessing,your memory a treasure, you're loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.Rest on Mama Daco.
Posted by Ibikunle Apata on June 7, 2021
The bus stop reached and Arinola Oyewo Dacosta disembarked to be with the Lord.

A decent lady she was, fully immersed herself in church activities growing up.

From Ebenezer Baptist Church as a chorister, her love for church music led her to join Christ Ambassadors Singers of First Baptist Church Lagos well before Segun, the schoolmate of Egbon Debo took her, as a wife away from the Baptist circle.

She still remained a Christian till her death.
Gone to live our childhood memories.

Eternal rest grant her O Lord, Amen....
Posted by Lanre Oladipo on June 6, 2021
I’m honestly short of words because she is my mum. I knew her before I knew left or right. She was always warm and gracious to all the kids that came over. Her home was always my best sleepover place. Always made feel as a son with prayers and advises. I would miss you so much mom and I know you are in a better place. Thank you for all you taught and groomed us to be. Mama for the boys. We love you mom
Posted by Christiana Daniel on June 6, 2021
I meet mom briefly in 2018 through her daughter in love Titilade Da-costa. l so much liked the way they relate. Such a loving and caring mother. She took care of Jola passionately. Rest on beloved.
Posted by Rotimi Caxton-martins on June 6, 2021
A mother with a large heart and a healing smile was all she gave out that healed a lot of wounds.
Mama Daco will not take rubbish from no one and Al she had was an unconditional love that spanned through all around her.
She was able to bond myself and her first fruit Ladele not just as friends but brother's Kos she will always ask me whenever she saw me after Ladele moving over to ibadan "so ti ba Ladele soro"and I will respond we spoke yesterday or Days ago.
You needed to come close to her to realise she had a heart of Gold,who would give me that look when I step late into church.
So I have decided to be an early church goer.
sleep tight Mama Ladele,Bolly and Dipopo
Posted by Damilare Ayeni on June 6, 2021
Mama Daco! A great, loving and wonderful woman always with positive vibes. Chill on the right hand of Most High. We love you!
Posted by Emeka Idajor on June 6, 2021
Mama Daco, you were a loving woman who raised three wonderful boys. I'm friends with your last born, growing up I knew you to be a God-fearing mum who showed care and always welcomed me to your home whenever I come around to visit your son. We all miss you Ma but we know you are in a better place now with your maker. Sun re o Mrs. Dacosta.
Posted by CECILIA KOMOLAFE on June 6, 2021
Iya Ladele,
wen we stand we face different directions, as seen by different people, to me u're an intelligent woman, dedicated mother, respective to yr seniors, solid determined wife to yr home, disciplined in decision taking, & honoring your GOD in your daily life! May your soul find PEACE wth your God, Amen. (Mama Joy Komolafe)
Posted by kareem oluseyi isaac on June 6, 2021
I met mummy just twice, once at her home and when she came for matriculation or so for Dele in RHG Lautech, but stories of how you cared for every friend of Dele was amazing. You will be soarly missed but we know you have gone to rest and have ceased from this struggles of the earth. A beautiful heart is gone and a bright light is gone off. Continue to rest in the Lord ma.
Posted by dacosta bolaji on June 6, 2021
Sincerely speaking, Mummy Arinola Dacosta was a wonderful wife in the Dacosta Family, she coordinates every family function especially among the Iyawo ile and give everyone what is due,am going to miss you my sister in law,but I know we will definitely meet again at Jesus feet,Goodnight.
Posted by Dare Osamo on June 5, 2021
Good bye grandma neighbour.Continue to rest with your maker.You gave us (especially my wife & kids) your time when needed the most.We are grateful for everything.May your soul rest in peace
Posted by Juliet Osamo on June 5, 2021
My sweet mummy, my love,
Never knew I will get to do this so soon. If only I had the power, you'd still be here but I know you are with your maker because I believe you made it.
You never had a wrong thought towards anybody, Always available to help out. I am glad our paths crossed because you made immense contribution to my life and family. We had a bond so strong because it was evident when you tried to reach out to me in your last hours on earth.
Phew!!! What more can I say, I miss you so so much. Say hello to my mum. I love you ❤️ forever
Posted by Omowunmi Shobajo on June 5, 2021
GOODBYE, OUR GREAT SISTER
The Bible says “ Let me die the death of the righteous and let my end be like Him” Numbers23:10
Sister Da Costa has lived well and God has helped her to achieve what any woman could have possibly achieved. Most especially the salvation of her soul.
We know she has fought the good fight of faith. You came, you saw and you conquered, even death, eternal death for that matter.
May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.Amen
We will miss you, but we shall meet on the resurrection morning in Jesus name. Amen
Morenikeji Shobajo(Mrs)
Member(LCIS) FACM
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Posted by Odette Makanjuola on June 5, 2021
Sister Arinola (A A) It is still a shock to
us that you are gone but we take solace in God that you are in the bossom of our Lord. You were the calmest and most quiet person I ever met, always smiling. Your smiling was very infectious, even when one is unhappy your smile always make a difference. I know you to be my sister's friend (Sister Sumbo Oni) as she was always saying good things about you and how nice you were.
Each time I visited Jehovah Shalom, I could see your dedication and love for God in His vineyard, sad to hear that you have gone so soon. However none of us can query God.
Words cannot describe how wonderful you were but your sweet memories lives with us forever.
Continue to rest in peace Sister Arinola Angela Da- Costa till we meet to part no more. Keep on smiling.

Pastor Sola Makanjuola (Nee Oni)
Posted by Jinmisayo Adigun Awokola on June 5, 2021
We deeply commiserate with the Da-Costa's over the loss of Mama Dacosta. I met her once and the warmth and genuiness of her smile and greeting is a reflection of her heart. We will miss you but we are comforted in the fact that you have gone to a better place. Sleep.on ma
From Jinni and Ronke Awokola (Friends of the family)
Posted by Olufunmilayo Apata-Adenir... on June 5, 2021
An Angel were you as your name is Arinola Angela. May you sleep on, on the bosom of your Lord and grant your husband, children, grandchildren and loved ones the fortitude to bear the lost and fill the vacuum created by your lost. Amen
Posted by Morin Adeyemi on June 4, 2021
Aunty Arin was a loving forthright person. I met her when she married into my parents church, I was not married then and even though I was younger she reached out and was very friendly.
What endeared her to me was the obvious love she had for her husband she made her accept everything about and around him.
May her beautiful soul Rest In Peace, Amen
Morin Adeyemi
Nee Salu
Posted by Olabimpe Kugbe on June 4, 2021
It is with a heavy heart that I received the untimely passage of my beloved Aunty Arin. I remember so vividly the loving treatment of my lovely Aunty while I was growing up.

May her soul find mercy at the feet of Christ, our Saviour. May we all find solace to bear this great loss.
Posted by olori akitoye on June 4, 2021

Tribute to my very good big sister,
You are a great woman,you lived a very good life during your lifetime,you were a very courageous woman and you always wished everyone good.I will missed your Egusi soup and your words of advice.
I know by now you will be at the right hand of our heavenly father, sleep on Mama Daco till we meet to part no more.
Olori Oritoke Akitoye.
Posted by umo ogunbiyi on June 4, 2021
Auntie mi, has I fondly call you
You were a good n God fearing woman
You say it as it is always
And you were a disciplinarian to the core
We we're like five n six but trust me I will always cherish our relationship till we meet to part no more
You loved God n I'm sure you are resting in his bossom
Rest on my big auntie
We love you but God love you most
Adieu mama Dacostic
Posted by Adetola Akanji on June 4, 2021
My Dearest Aunty!!
You have fought a good fight, you have finished your course, you have kept the faith. 
You will be greatly missed. I will miss your voice calling my Mum Aunty mii. You were a great Sister to my Mum, always there for her. A wonderful Aunty .
Thank you for all you did .
Continue to rest in the bossom of The Father!
Posted by Adefunke Oyeyinka on June 4, 2021
Arinola & I met in 1976, we were colleagues at Post & Telecommunication now Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST). She was a homely person & we shared same values which made us become friends easily. We attended Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) Catering School together which gave me the opportunity to bake her wedding cake; Arinola does not joke with her family, which was one of the same things we shared.
She was a mother indeed, she showed love to everyone, everywhere.
You will forever be remembered.
Sleep on dear friend.
Good Night.
Mrs. Emily Adefunke Oyeyinka.
Posted by Omowunmi Baiyewu on June 4, 2021
Iya as we fondly call you we did many things together you were a mother to the end it was a shock dat came early as least we talked and you told me you will be fyn but who are we to question God. Iya daco ma sun la ya olugbala re. One thing am greatful for after my wedding you brot me to busybees society my most cherished society we will forever miss iya as I fondly call you
Rest on beloved of God
Posted by Princess Adedayo on June 4, 2021
Honestly i am short of words, u where the best mum ever because i remember u adopted me as ur own only daughter, even though it doesn't last, i tried my best getting that love back but doesn't work , untill i give up, i remember how u pamper me ND dapo back then, feed me pay for my school fees, cloth me and so on. Tear roll down my face because i was not able to pay back all this due nd my plans are fail now that u have gone, i can't believe a good woman like you could go easyly. Mum despite the distance around us, mum i till love you so much nd u will always remain in my memory no matter what. This is really painful mum that i didn't come back to appreciate u. Good night best mother ever. U shouldn't have leave so soon mum❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Ayo Zainab on June 4, 2021
Rest In Peace Mummy, you have been a good mother to me for years; Mummy, you gave me life, you gave me wisdom, you thought me whatever it takes to be the best, I have never regret for once I lived with you; tears rolled out my eye hearing the news of your death I could not resist. I will forever miss you Mom till we part no more. I love you MOM.
Posted by Princess Adedayo on June 4, 2021
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Posted by Adebola Caxton Odetunde on June 4, 2021
Mama Ajoke like I always call u cos that's our 'oriki'. Since u knew my oriki,u stopped calling me by my first name but Ajoke. U were a real disciplinarian. U loved children. I tank God for the life u lived and pray God grant ur soul eternal rest. RIP Mama Ajoke.
Posted by Oyindamola Dacosta on June 4, 2021
Grandma i am so lucky to be a part of your grandchildren you taught me all things i need to know most of what is useful to me now that i do not understand before. Continue to rest in the blossom of the lord till we meet again
Posted by Abiola Owowa on June 4, 2021
Mummy , mummy, you are a mother in Israel indeed to all who come in contact with you. We will miss you but God loves you more. Rest on mummy Darco ......
Posted by Akpokieho Othe on June 4, 2021
Sleep on in the bosom of our Lord mummy - a mother to my good friend. It is well.
Posted by Adedoyin Adekola Adetayo on June 3, 2021
Mummy Ladele as we would always call her, was my twin mothers friend of over 40 years. They attended the same church growing up and she was always at any of the family gatherings.
She loved baking. She made my 10th birthday cake likewise my brother Sola's 1st birthday cake. She was so in tune with the cake designs and flavour, to think of making a guitar and butterfly cake back in the 80s. I remember we all looking forward to visit her home because of cakes..lol.
What fond memories we have of her.

.....to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:21 NKJV
https://bible.com/bible/114/php.1.21.NKJV

We will surely miss you.
May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Christopher olowookere on June 3, 2021
News of your home going came at a surprise, but God knows best. You left us with fun memories of accommodation, care and love. You had a big heart that marvels everyone. I sometimes joke with dele that you have more attachey sons and daughters, than your biological ones because of the true love you showed to everyone regardless of their background, race or creed. Well, we'd hoped to see you in nigeria but surely we shall see you in heaven; in paradise; at the bossom of Abraham; at the feet of Our LORD Jesus Christ and at the throne of our GOD whose name is JEHOVAH. We love ma and we'll miss you greatly.
Posted by Chinwendu Jennifer Sharon on June 3, 2021
The news of ur demise came as a shock nd a big blow 2 me.
My meeting u @FACM was not by accident. U loved me like a mother should even without knowing me 4rm birth. You saw me nd accepted me without any fault, gives advise 2 me like a mother should. Encouraged me in every aspect of my life, my absence in church hurts u so badly Cox u love nd care so much about me. You made me a member of Young Busy Bees (YBB) nd Guild of Steward Cox u find me worthy 2 be part of FACM Bonifide member. "Mama /Iya Daco like I foundly call you, my heart bleeds so so much but am happy Cox u hv gone 2 be with d Lord Our Maker
MAY YOUR GENTLE SOUL FIND REST IN THE BOSOM OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD AMEN. REST ON TILL WE MEET TO PART NO MORE.

Posted by Olugbenga Afolayan on June 3, 2021
It has finally come to my reality that you have gone to rest from this sinful world. Mummy awon boys, like we used to call you back then. You have a big kind heart taking me and others in as sons and daughters even though you never knew us previously. I remember the first time I met you and the love u showered on myself. No one that got into our house was a stranger to you. Haaaa your pot was accessed to aĺl even though some of us did not have such privilege at home. You stood up in our defence in public and declared to anyone that care to listen that I and others are your children. There was no difference between biological children and other children. Thank you GranMa for all your advices and support. It's really hard to put a tribute. You are grateful missed.
Posted by Osadahun Oluwatoyin on June 2, 2021
You left this sinful world early but your footprints will always remain in our hearts, May your soul rest in perfect peace Mrs A.A Dacosta
Posted by Gregory Ayodeji on June 2, 2021
Mummy, you welcomed us all as your children, treated us all same in very best ways, you’re indeed a loving mother.
Thank you for being who you are to us.
We miss you.
Forever in our hearts.
Posted by ÒLÁLÈKÉ ÀYÓ on June 2, 2021
Mummy Dacosta...you are a Blessed mother, very hardworking and very large hearted . It's even difficult to write about you in past tense, you will forever remain Present in our hearts❤️.

On behalf of all your son Oladele's friends and colleagues I want to say a big Thank you for accommodating us and treating us like one of your own children. No matter how many of us stormed your house in Mile 2 ,you always welcomed us , fed us, Advised us and generally helped us in any way possible on our life journey.

I remember even In University days, when you came to see Oladele and asked him to call us all to come and take the food you brought for us.
The real truth is that some of us didn't even have from our own homes the kind of love you so freely gave to us...Ahhhhh! Aye laajo, orun ni ile oh.

Thank you for everything mummy. Continue to Rest in the Lord, till we meet again in foreverland.

WE LOVE YOU AND WILL ALWAYS CELEBRATE YOUR LEGACY OF LOVE.

-Olaleke PLAYO
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Posted by Ayodeji Caxton martins on June 21, 2021
No words can describe the feeling when I realise that you are no more.It’s a feeling like no other.I hope life is better where you are now my beautiful angel.I miss you more than you know and my heart aches every time I remember you are gone,Good nite mum(mama daco).Until we meet to part no more.
Posted by Omowunmi Baiyewu on June 21, 2021
On behalf of the Christian mothers association of jehovah SHALOM cathedral.             We
Wish to sympathize with you as a family at this time of your grief.
Who are we to question God
God giveth and taketh
Pls accept our sincere condolences.
May the Almighty God be with you at dis time and forever ijmn Amen.
May her gentle soul RIPP Amen.
Rest on a mother of integrity indeed.


Florence Odu
Chairperson CMA
Jsc
Omowunmi Baiyewu
Secretary CMA jsc.
Posted by Victor David on June 20, 2021
I thank God for blessing us with a wonderful woman like Grandma,her impact on my family can't be passed up on as my Dad does say anytime he reflects on how much she impacted and imparted in the family.
She would forever be missed and immortalized in our hearts.
Good night Grandma

her Life

Early Life

Angela Arinola Da-costa was born on December 12th 1953 to the family of Pa Oyewo and Madam Hannah Olatutu Oyewo from Ile-Kulodi Compound in Ogbomoso, Oyo state. She was the last born of her Parents. 
She attended Araromi Baptist School Moloney for her Primary Education. Then started her Secondary Education at Ebenezer Grammar School, Abeokuta. She crossed to Ogbomosho Girls High School at the end of her 1st year at EGS. Abeokuta.
Her childhood friends are : Taiwo Lagoke & Kehinde Adekola ( nee Adelakun), Iyabo Ayodele (nee Faleti), Funmilayo Olugbade (nee Folawiyo), Bimpe Odusanya (nee Adeniyi) and Funmi Adediran (nee Apata). All are still bossom friends till date.

Professional Life

She did Catering Course at YWCA and was very proficient in cake making. 
She started her career with the Ministry of Communications, Post and Telecommunications Dept (P&T), which late became NIPOST. She joined in 1974 as a Postal Officer.
She rose through the ranks of:
Principal Postal Assistance IV: 01-12-1986
Principal Postal Assistance III: 01-07-1990
Principal Postal Assistance II: 01-07-1993
Principal Postal Assistance I: 01-01-1997
Head Postal Master I: 30-03-2000
She worked in the various branches of NIPOST: G.P.O. Marina, Moloney, City Hall, Adeniji Adele, Obalende and Idumagbo.
She retired in the year 2006 after  32 years of meritorious service.

Christian Life

Arinola served God from her tender age at Ebenezer Baptist Church with her childhood friends from Sunbeam, GA and Lydia. Attended several Church Camps (Retreat).

Mrs Arinola Da-costa was in the choir and served God with her voice. She went to Argentina with First Baptist Church Singing Group called "CHRIST PREACHERS INTERNATIONAL" for Singing Competition. She loved to sing and cook.

After marriage, she joined and was fully committed to the First African Church Mission FACM, Jehovah Shalom Cathedral with her husband, Olusegun Da-Costa. She was completely sold out to the work of God as she served in numerous capacities like Guild of Stewards, Busy Bees, Christian Mothers Association, Ladies CIS, Member of Church Council, just to mention a few.

She has been in leadership of most of these units; Former President of Busy Bees, Former president of Ladies CIS.

Until her death, she was the President, Guild of Stewards (Ushers), Treasurer of the Church and Patroness of Christian Mothers Association
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Mama Awon Boys

Shared by oladele da-Costa on June 6, 2021
Mummy, 
We fondly called you mama awon boys. You not just that even to older friends of daddy, you that to all your children and their friends. Everyone keeps calling and telling me Mama Daco "mummy gbogbo wa ni".
I was reminded how you would still create time to find out if a friend of your son that came to your home at 11:000pm late in the night had eaten. You would still make arrangement to ensure he took something before going to bed, even if it's indomie. 
I remember some time back when we finished the whole cooler of rice prepared  for the house by bringing in friends. You didn't complain since we enjoyed the fish stew. You just arranged for another bigger quantity of rice incase we needed more. 
When it comes to food you would always ask "So fe je si?". You were always caring and Catering. Little wonder Late Pa. Orekoya will always demand only for your food. 
My friends will always say they want to introduce their finacé to you because they trusted your candid and sincere advice.
You were always our free caterer anytime anyday. We will miss your Friday Moimoi.
I will miss your 24hour call ahead for what I will eat before getting home. Words cannot quantify your caring value.

You will be dearly missed. Adieu Mama

Mama Ladele, "My Angel"

Shared by oladele da-Costa on June 1, 2021
Mummy, 
I always wonder when everybody says Mama Ladele. Like it was just me alone. But you shared your love equally over all your children, you went as far as sharing it with every boy we brought home. Whether good or bad, ruffian or well dressed, so long as they came in with your children, you treated them like they were yours. 

You would feed everyone like you had the gift of turning 5 loaves and 2 fishes to a miracle. 
You had Gold, but I can vividly remember how you sold all for the caring of your kids, You always told me that we were the treasures you know that God gave you.

We started this fight 17 years ago, God gave us victory. You were there to give out all your boys in marriage and added beautiful daughters, you not only saw, you bathed, nutured and cared for your grandchildren like you had always done for so many others.

Oba and Jola asked "Daddy when are we going to see Grandma Lagos?" I eventually had to tell them "Grandma has gone to be with Jesus". Jola asked "When is she coming back? Tell her to buy something when she is coming."

Words cannot express what you mean to but I will be happy in the fact that you transformed lives and you love God, even in death I know you still do.
So many people have said to me "Mummy is our mummy, not only yours". It only reminds me that life is a journey of Good deeds. You have laid down a legacy, I pray to be able to carry it on.

Rest on Mama Ladele, Abiamo rere.............