Awujo'ola (Jo) Oyeleke
  • 44 years old
  • Date of birth: May 20, 1973
  • Date of passing: Dec 30, 2017
Let the memory of Awujo'ola (Jo) be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Awujo'ola (Jo) Oyeleke, daughter, sister, cousin, aunty, friend, colleague and so much more. Jo was born on May 20, 1973 and passed away on December 30, 2017.

Jo was so much fun to be around. She was adventurous, kind, generous and simply one of the nicest people you could ever meet.

We will remember her forever and miss her dearly.

You are welcome to share stories, thoughts and memories of her.


Funeral service

Date: Monday 29th Jan 2018

Time: 11:30 am

Venue: Wollensbrook Cemetery & Crematorium

Hertford Road, Hoddesdon

EN11 9BN

Dress code: Colourful

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by f f on 31st January 2018


This tribute was added by Julia Takahashi on 27th January 2018

"I never knew Jo or your family but wanted to share some words of encouragement.  It’s never easy to lose our loved ones.  We can take comfort in knowing that it was never God’s original purpose for us to die.  We can be encouraged to know that in the near future God will fulfill this promise in John 5:28, 29 to resurrect our dead loved ones so we can welcome them back.  Until that time — deep sympathy— Julia"

This tribute was added by Tamara Maduro on 25th January 2018

"Gone but not forgotten... rest in eternal peace Jo.  You will be missed"

This tribute was added by Laura Ribbins on 19th January 2018

"Smiles. Laughter. And a light that walks in the room.  Thank you for all of these gifts"

This tribute was added by Remi Oni on 12th January 2018

"Awujola - you are our forever friend. Never to be forgotten, you will always be our Angel Delight.
Always fully armed with an array of ideas and solutions. A smile were there is gloom. A hug were there is despair. A kind and inspirational word were there is self doubt. Reliable, loving and kind.
We can still hear you now laughing about your next adventure or the mishaps on your last one.
This new adventure you decided to go on, we cannot come with you my friend, but I have no doubt it will be glorious. Our hearts are broken but through our tears your light is still beaming telling us it’s enough now and again we can smile even if for a moment.
Rest in Eternal Peace, till we meet again at the pearlies

We love you Jo - Hortensia and Remi"

This tribute was added by Sidonie Carter on 11th January 2018

"My Darling Jo, half a lifetime ago we entered each other’s lives and since that day you have had a special place in my heart - my friend, my confidant, inspiration to be a better person and my rock when needed.  More than 22 Year’s later I will carry you in my heart, the times and experiences we shared.  You have touched so many, in so many different ways and it’s some comfort to know that in this way you will always be here with us.  I will love you - always xxx"

This tribute was added by Akin Akinwumi on 11th January 2018

"I remember the times we shared together. You were always fun to be with.l know you didn't plan to leave us so soon. You would be forever missed .Rest in peace Awujola jo."

This tribute was added by Sade Adebiyi on 8th January 2018

"Dear Jo, your beautiful smile will forever be in our memories. We take solace in knowing that God Almighty knows best and He will comfort, guide and protect your loved ones especially our dear friend Dele. Rest in perfect peace beautiful one."

This tribute was added by Elsie Pepple on 4th January 2018

"Awujo, my heart breaks at your departure but memories of you being a BFF will live on for life.  You were a true friend and a sister.  The one that I could trust to live vicariously through. So, I thank God that you “lived”.  You always took life by the horns and did what felt right thereby leaving a mark on the hearts of those you encountered.  Your courage to live life to its fullest has left me with a source of comfort knowing you lived a lifetime that only few will have the courage to accomplish.
I know I took for granted the fact that you will always be there but I am blessed to have had you in my life. I pray that Gods peace will be upon your family at this very difficult time.  Farewell my friend."

This tribute was added by Andrea Moczarski on 4th January 2018

"I will miss you every single day of my life."

This tribute was added by Dubadah Boldeau on 3rd January 2018

"Jo you are a wonderful soul.  Your sense of humor, kind heart, & vibrant personality shone a light in any place you went."

This tribute was added by Jade & Nolan Foster on 3rd January 2018

"Jo Jo,I could write a million words to describe how flipping awesome you are but it still would not be enough.  So devastated to lose you so soon but in your 44 years your light shone brighter than a 1000 others put together. There's is literally nothing that i would change about you, other than having you here still. You are our friend, our family, our inspiration. You are one in a million and i know your energy will be even more powerful now and you will continue to touch lives and be a greater angel now than you already were. Love you like cooked food"

This tribute was added by Ijay Isichei nee Nzelu on 3rd January 2018

"Dear Sis,
I would forever be grateful to have encountered your trailblazing self in my formative years....truly you left an indelible mark on my life that can't easily be removed, I always relished hearing of your adventures from Dupe, Loving how you lived life to the full, teaching us that we should be fearless and bold.....teaching us to hold no prejudices and ditch materialism ......Thank you again for the Tony Robbins tickets - that alone changed my life for the better. I believe you came through life as a shooting star...blazing a trail for a period shorter than others....keep shining as the star you are... till we meet in eternity"

This tribute was added by Haleemah Harling on 3rd January 2018

"Jo Jo. You were amazing. Kind, gorgeous, no nonsense, funny, fearless ... you were amazing. You touched so many of us in very many ways and I am blessed to have had you in my life. I am going to miss you something terrible. Whilst I know you are chilling with the Almighty, our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and we pray that the Almighty gives them the fortitude to bear your passing. We love you Awujo!!!"

This tribute was added by Mira Fawaz on 3rd January 2018

"Jo was my classmate and one of my good friends back in Secondary. I will forever cherish the memories we shared. Very loving and so much fun. Though it's been ages since we met, her loss hit me like we never separated. Rest in Peace, beautiful Awujola."

This tribute was added by Talabi olayide on 3rd January 2018

"rip  Awujuo'ola."

This tribute was added by Oye Talabi on 3rd January 2018

"Jo Jo, yeah, that's what I like to call you. My ever loving sister-in-law. Nah, scratch that, you are my sister. I sit here struggling with the words to write because I still can't believe that you have left us so soon. But I know the Lord knows best.
Ever loving, ever caring. Full of compassion, full of life. I'm glad we came to spend time with you while you were still in the Cayman Islands. We'll forever cherish the memories.
Your spirit will continually live on and we'll keep your light ever shining in our hearts. Rest peacefully in the Lord dear sister till we meet again to part no more."

This tribute was added by Fatima Abubakar on 3rd January 2018

"Sharing my childhood with Jo made every memory, every first experience golden. So many firsts ...I shall not mention.

It’s been ages since we met but the occasional  catch-up calls bridged that gap. I never once imagined I’d never see you again. My heart is heavy and there’s a lump in my throat that just won’t go a away.

Funny, kind, good, generous, witty, with a heart as big as ever. Soar high and find peace dear one. I know you’re in a better place.   xxx"

This tribute was added by Dupe Talabi on 2nd January 2018

"My dearest dearest Jojo. A sister like no other. You inspired me so much. Encouraged me and gave me the boldness to be daring, to go for what I wanted in life. You were ever so loving and generous to a fault. And sooo much fun!!! Holidays with you were always an adventure. A true wanderer at heart. You lived life with such abandon. Gosh, I admired that so much about you. I am so glad you got to travel the world and live life on your own terms. My whole life, you were always there, cheering me on from the sidelines. Words cannot even begin to describe how much I miss you. My heart is broken. The tears don’t seem to want to stop but I have comfort in knowing that you are resting peacefully. I love you forever my darling. Your light will always shine bright in my heart xoxo"

This tribute was added by Dele Solaru on 2nd January 2018

"Awujola Rest In Peace. She accomplished so much and touched so many in the short time she was here. She will forever be missed and remembered."

This tribute was added by Nkem Ivara on 2nd January 2018

"It's so hard to accept that 'Jo is gone;so hard to believe that I won't see that wry smile of hers, or hear her dry wit. She was so full of life, so adventurous, so fearless.

Though she's gone from the earth, she will always be in the hearts of everyone she came across. She will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Jessica Broderick on 2nd January 2018

"Will be missing our darling Jo - a very intelligent colleague and good friend with a seriously awesome sense of humour and terrible taste in wine (Riesling....). Her nickname is and will always be: 'Jessicas moral compass'"

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