Ayoola Odubayo
  • 50 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 29, 1965
  • Date of passing: Feb 9, 2016
Let the memory of Ayoola be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ayoola Odubayo, 50, born on June 29, 1965 and passed away on February 9, 2016. We will remember her forever.

Ayoola was such a sweet soul.  A bundle of joy.  Always bright and had a smile for everyone.   She was caring beyond words.  A super mum, loving wife,  beautiful sister and amazing daughter.  She will be sorely missed.  May her lovely soul rest in perfect peace

Funeral Arrangements 

Thursday 18 February 2016

Service of Songs
Time: 7 -9pm
Venue: St Gabriels Church, Havant Road
Walthamstow London E17 3JF

Saturday 20 February 2016

Funeral Service

Time: 9:30 - 10:30
Venue:  St Paul's Church Cross Road, Woodford Bridge, Essex IG8 8BT.

Funeral Rites

Time: 11:30
City of London Cemetery & Crematorium Aldersbrook Road London E12 5DQ

Reception follows at Brading Crescent Community Hall, London E11 3RT

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Taiwo Fujamade on 29th June 2017

"Ayoola, you are forever in our heart. Remembering you today on your birth date. May the family you left behind continue to have the peace of God abide with them and may your soul continue to rest in perfect peace."

This tribute was added by Diana Nalunga-Hatfield on 14th February 2017

"Oh Ola,
I only found out last Friday that you have left a year ago!  I am shocked and saddened that you were in London, not far from where you were but I did not get a chance to meet you or say good bye.  I still cherish our friendship when you were with us at UEL.  We have not only lost a friend, we have also lost part of what made our work place a joy to remember.
I remember your Missi and the twins growing up and remember sharing all those agonising worries when we both realised we had similar concerns when our kids were young and had to take those first steps.
Rest in peace my friend, those angels have gained a joyous, steadfast friend."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Richards on 13th February 2017

"What can I say, shock beyond belief to hear this news today, nearly a year on and I only heard from an old work colleague that our friend, our colleague Ola known to us, passed away.

I like Sheila worked with Ola at UEL, I saw Missi grow and was working together when she had the twins, I knew her family and often spoke to Yemi when he called the office to speak to her.  I am deeply saddened by the news and if I  had known I would been there to say good-bye to a wonderful lady.

Ola if you are istening you will always be in my thoughts and I hope you will rest in peace.  You have an amazing strong family, and i know your children who you loved so dearly will be okay.

Although we didn't speak often I will always love you and will miss badly.

My sincere condolences to those that ave been left behind. I know  Ola's memory will live on.  RIEP my friend ❤"

This tribute was added by Sheila Adeyemi on 13th February 2017

"I only just got the shocking news of Ayo's passing today! I am still in shock and have spent the last few hours trying to digest the news.

I worked with Ayo for a few years at UEL and she was such a lovely and caring person and became a big sister to me. I found her faith and wisdom and kindness so inspiring. And even through some difficult times, she remained strong and full of hope.

Together with my ex-colleagues from UEL, Ola (as we called her) you will be so missed. Deepest condolences to Yemi, the kids and all the family. Heaven has truly gained an angel......."

This tribute was added by yinka Bazuaye on 25th February 2016

"Just heard the shocking news and lost for words. Rest in peace, Ayoola.
May God comfort Yemisi, the children and siblings IJN."

This tribute was added by Adenike Coker on 20th February 2016

"AYO, Iya Ibeji as I fondly used to call u.I love U but God loves u more. I' ll MISS U. "SUN RE O ORE MI.

Nike Coker"

This tribute was added by Adenike Coker on 20th February 2016

"AYO, Iya Ibeji as I fondly used to call u.I love U but God loves u more. I' ll MISS U. "SUN RE O ORE MI.

Nike Coker"

This tribute was added by Bamidele Adewale-Odujebe on 20th February 2016

"God knows best. May you find eternal rest in our Lord and may He comfort all those you left behind. It is well with your soul."

This tribute was added by shola ozolua on 19th February 2016

"Ayo so so soon but thank God for your short and very purposeful life. Your transparency and honesty and that assurance in God were some of your  good qualities.  Your warmth and ability to embrace strangers as your own is legendary. You will be greatly missed.  Rest in peace - Sunu re o. Amin."

This tribute was added by Taiwo Fujamade on 18th February 2016

"Hmmm Ayoola, when I heard of your death the first thing that came to mind was your smile. I will never see that smile again, but I know you have gone to be in a better place. May your humble soul rest in peace and may the Lord keep the family you left behind, comfort them till that day when we meet to part no more.
Sleep on, sleep well beloved Ayo."

This tribute was added by Mark Van Gundy on 18th February 2016

"We thank God for the life of Ayoo, she was always a blessing, happy and wanting to serve others.  This is what she did at our church, Church of Destiny, when she lived in London. She had a big heart for God and people, her desire was to bless others. Ayoo will be missed, but remember she is in a better place and she had lived a full live touching so many in the community. Her legacy will go on through her loving husband and children. Our prayers are with her husband and children at this time. Blessings, Dr. Mark & Pr. Mary Van Gundy"

This tribute was added by Divine Josephs-Ayela on 18th February 2016

"My Dear Sister,

I heard this news yester evening and this is a bitter pill to swallow.
You were always positive and full of the joie de vivre!
Words fail me right now, for you were a loved, honourable, devout, caring wife, mother & friend.

Rest well in the bossom of the Lord.
I pray that the Lord strengthens your dear husband Yemisi, Children - Misimi, Rimisola & Fimisola, Mum and your siblings.
As well as all those whose lives you have impacted so postively during your sojourn on earth.
We miss you loads.


Rev. Divine & Sandra Josephs-Ayela"

This tribute was added by Adebowale Laditan on 17th February 2016

"Ayoola, am too shocked for words. To think that you left so soon,just like yesterday when proposed that we form the Lagos branch of ICOBAW, and the informal meeting was held at my place with just three ladies in attendance,but today that little fire of love n unity, you ignited has spread so fast. To God be all glory because you fought a good fight n you finished well. Rest on till the resurrection morning,when we meet to part no more. WE CELEBRATE YOU."

This tribute was added by Tope Imevbore on 15th February 2016

"Ayoola The news of your death was a great shock to me. I am speechless and don't even know the right word to use to express how I feel but I believe God knows best. We will not ask questions. God loves you more. May God grant all of us most especially your mother, siblings , husband and children the strength to bear the loss.  
Forever Rest In perfect Peace in the bosom of the Lord."

This tribute was added by Franca Akue on 15th February 2016

"Sista! This is such a shock. I was looking forward to your homecoming, the hugs and gist.
You were such a caring soul. Your honesty and sincerity so rare. Your candid counsel brought me so much healing and encouragement. I am blessed to have known you.

The God you served with so much sincerity will comfort your family and loved ones.

I love you and miss you so much. Take your rest dear sister and friend."

This tribute was added by Stella sofoluwe on 14th February 2016

"It is unfortunate that we've lost a gem,  but the angels are rejoicing and welcoming her. God knows and who are we to question him. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Bola Mosuro on 14th February 2016

"Tribute from WICOBA

Ayoola, we're all lost for words, totally confused and so shocked that we've been robbed of what to say. In fact robbed is how we feel because you've been taken away from us all in such a cruel and sudden way.

Yes we are all eventually going to go and you with your un-shaking faith would never be shy of facing your maker - but so soon? Lord we know how much Ayo loved you. Never a moment would she let pass with family or friends without sharing a word of testimony to encourage or inspire.

That was you all over Ayo, always giving, always sharing and loving.

Your smile was a constant. Like a 2,000 watt bulb it would light up a room. You radiated happiness and positivity, even when in pain or without much to smile about. Not many knew the depths of your pain or suffering, the physical trials you were going through. Yet you bore it all with a smile. "Let me sort out this leg, sort this all out and we'll have all the time in the world," you said.

You've left too soon Ayo and there's a gaping hole which no one can fill. Everyone is unique, but you had your own brand of sweetness, your own brand of humour. You liked to laugh and brought sunshine into people's lives. Never a dull moment could be had with you around.

It's hard to write about you in the past tense, Ayo, because it's painful to think you will no longer be around. You will always be with us though and your spirit forever part of us.

Yet if it's painful for us, how much more must it be for your darling husband and three children who you doted on and loved so dearly. So too your siblings and dear mother who you leave behind. There was no secret what a force you were in the family. A void is now left behind.

Ours is not to question God, but as we gather together as ICOBA wives, 'why?' reverberates among us. Our husbands have been together for 40 years and we came together and deepened the bond. You had such plans, hopes, dreams and visions about how our children - the next generation - should know themselves. You were a driving force in strengthening our connection with our Sisters back home. What was that about Dubai??? That's what you did. You built bridges, forged unity and underlying everything was love.

You showed love to us all on an individual basis and we each have sweet memories of our personal connections with you. That's the most painful thing. Each of us had different plans, so many things we still wanted and planned to do. Joining you as you celebrated your children's graduation, tying our geles when attending our children's marriages, celebrating our 50th birthdays.

Ayo you were only 50! You've gone too soon.

We love you so much Ayo, but guess it's for us to accept that God loves you more.

WICOBA London, February 2016"

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