ForeverMissed
                  I Am Thankful For Every Day I Got To Spend With You.
      Pain Exist Still, So Does The Joy That Came From Knowing A Brother Like You.
               How I Wish I Could Turn Back Time And Make This Pain Go Away. 
      It Is Hard To Forget Someone Who Gave You So Much To Remember

                                                 Rest-In-Peace 
                                    Rev. Joseph Bola Akindeinde
Posted by Olasimbo Osunkoya on May 24, 2021
My brother, Boda Bolanle

Boda mi, brother Bolanle! Ahan so soon, so early. Ehn? How do I start to write about you. Just can’t come to terms with it. It is tough to manage but I know you won’t want me to grief but to continue living my best in life. I saw you last on your birthday and we joked, laughed and prayed. Never knew that would be the last time I will see you.

When the phone rang that midnight and it was your wife saying I should pray for you, I didn’t know it will end this way. Sitting down with you in the car praying, not even knowing you had answered the call, was a bad memory.

Brother mi, a prayer warrior,a man of sterling qualities. My very humble brother who always acted out ethically even while others in similar positions did not. Easy to know, cared about people. Boda mi was the “go to” person. He makes every problems easy. He prays and believe it is done. That’s bro bola. His answer to all issues is prayer. My life has been enriched by having you.

Boda mi I really miss you, never knew you would leave so suddenly, you were a good man, you advised and counseled me on life issues. You tried your best in helping people, I am saddened that death took you away, but God said in all things we should give him thanks. Your death not only left a scar in my heart but a void in my life.  Your legacy will stand in my life.

Despite all odds, my brother was my fan and my greatest role model. Life will be different without him, but I am grateful I got to call him my brother. He was the most courageous and resourceful man. I will always remember that special smile,that caring heart, you always gave. You being there for us your sisters, through good and bad times, no matter what. We will always remember you brother Bolanle.  There will never be another one to replace you in our hearts, and the love we will always have for you.

Your death has left a memory no one can heal. The good memories remains with me. An intelligent and intellectual man full of Gods wisdom. Brother Bolanle my heart bleeds each time I remember that you are gone, but your loving and caring brotherly role will continue lingering in my humble heart. How I wish I had that “one more”opportunity to see you brother, to hear your voice and to see you smile or even crack a joke. Your memory will not die in me. I wish I expressed how much I loved you when you were here. I wish I could turn back time. You will always remain my dear brother.

As I look back over time I find myself wondering …..Did I remember to thank you enough for all the times you were by my side to help and support in those stormy years? To celebrate my successes? To understand my problems and accept my defeats? If I have forgotten to show my gratitude enough for all the things you did, I am thanking you now. And I hope you knew all along, how much you meant to me. Farewell Brother mi, I love you!

The Bible says that God will open their eyes, no suffering, sickness, yes not even pain. Those who did good, eternal life they will gain. So....sleep on my brother, sleep tight. 
         Your sister Olasimbo
Posted by Duro Akindeinde on May 12, 2021
The Lord giveth and He taketh away, glory be to His name. The unquestionable God ; Ka bi O ko si. Though our heart is heavy, deeply wounded by the loss of a dear brother and confidant, we hope in the promise of resurrection when we shall meet again to part no more. Until then, sleep on brother in the bossom of Abraham. We miss you dearly and only God can fill the void you have left in the family but we are comforted by the legacy of lives you have touched and all you lived to accomplish. We will forever remember you. Adieu Brother.
Posted by Olamilekan Joseph on May 5, 2021
Your demise came to me as a shock, my dear brother and cousin. Bro. Bola.

A soft-hearted, friendly and patient being with a heart of gold. I remermber moments we were growing together: the love shown to all without discrimination. Upon becoming the General Overseer of our late father's Ministry, you served God wholeheartedly - withholding nothing. You gave your best and all. You have fought the good fight of faith.

Ahh!!! Iku mu enire lo. Sleep on my dear brother! Omo adele teji-teji, omo alate ileke, omo awujale tunwase. Sun 're oo!

Till we meet again, and part no more!

Olasimbo Yetunde Akinwande (Mrs.)
(Nee Akindeinde)
Posted by Olamilekan Joseph on May 5, 2021
My beloved Uncle Bola; when we met in warm embrace many years back, little did I know that was the last. Your departure distresses me but I'm comforted you knew and served the Lord to the very end!

We will certainly meet again on the glorious morning! Rest in peace, sir!

John Olalekan Joseph, FCA
Posted by TKHUB247 STORE on April 28, 2021
My first contact with you was a memorable one when you asked if i was born again, that exposes me to your love for God's kingdom and to see everyone around you saved.

Though we love you enough to miss you, but God loves you more. Our consolation is rested on the fact that you are in a better place.

All i can say is congratulations for winning the race and making it home.

God will continually uphold the family and to help us all to keep contending for the faith so we too can win the race.



Samuel Adediwura

Posted by Oluwafemi Ogunjimi on April 27, 2021
Daddy; yes, I call you daddy not just because it's a normal thing to refer you as Daddy based on being my mum's elder brother but YOU WERE & ARE INDEED DADDY.

You were a comfort to my mum, a help in times of need; you were a great relief to her.

You were an INSPIRATION right from my junior secondary school days; a time I decided my course of study and chose to study accounting based on the inspiration I got via your career life.

Your demise was a great shock and still a shock; you left without a clue about possible departure.

On Sunday, the 14th of March before your demise, I visited you in church with my family to say THANK YOU for recent times and I'm glad I did because I never knew it'll be the last time of seeing you on this side of eternity. I'm also glad you prayed for my daughter as she followed me to receive communion which you served. I cherish the last moments with you DADDY.

I can keep on writing but even an epistle or a whole book won't be adequate to express my tribute to you and gratitude to God for the life you lived.

You served God and helped man with your entire life and as God enabled you.

You are forever missed and though you're gone physically, DADDY BOLA AKINDEINDE; you live on sir. My comfort is that you are with your maker.

Till we meet to part no more, REST on in the bossom of your creator.

By; Oluwafemi Ogunjimi




Posted by Olufunmilayo Ogunjimi on April 27, 2021
Dear Brother,

You came to this world, you served God with your heart and all you had. Brother mi, as i always call you, you were a caring, loving and adorable brother. You were my confidant, you cared for me till your last breath.

I remember the last time i saw you in church, you gave me a piece of advise as usual. Brother mi, you left this sinful world without saying goodbye to me. O ma se o. You will forever be remembered.

Thanks for the love you showered on my children, they appreciate you always.

Till we meet again, to part no more.

Sun re o, Akinkanju okunrin, omo si mi si nyo mi si yo tan, omo balogun dodondawa.

Adieu my beloved brother.

Olufunmilayo Ogunjimi
Posted by Oluwakemi Ogunjimi on April 27, 2021
Hmmmm, what can i say about a man that was more than a Father figure ever since i lost my Dad, you have been so supportive, loosing you is like loosing a precious stone.

You were one of a kind
You loved unconditionally
You made a great impact

I cannot still come in terms with your death, but i can't question God, i find solace in the fact that you are in a better place.

Rest on Daddy
Rest on Dear Uncle

Mrs Oluwakemi Adediwura (Nee Ogunjimi)



Posted by Olayemi Ogunjimi on April 27, 2021
My Uncle, my father, my mum's brother and confidant. You took the place of a father in my life and that of my siblings, since we lost ours. You helped and provided in every way you could.

Your death came as a shock to us all, just few weeks before my wedding, it was a hole no one could fill.

No one expected it, not one soul. Different emotions rolling in, Disbelief, Anger, Sadness, so many things going through our minds. You were loved, treasured, admired by us.

We are in a stage of healing. The only comfort we have is that you are in a better place.

Rest in perfect Peace uncle..

#UncleBolaliveson
#Daddyliveson

OLAYEMI KINRIN (nee Ogunjimi)
Posted by Kole Ogunba on April 15, 2021
Rest peacefully in the bosom of the Lord, dear Cousin.
May God bless, comfort, strengthen and protect all the loved ones you have left behind. It is well.
Posted by Olu Akindeinde on April 12, 2021
Dear Bola,
Sleep well on earth
But awake among the Angels
Live in the bosom of Almighty
Whom you have served so well
Sleep well.



Oh life! Oh death! A Sonnet for BOLA
By Olugbenga Akindeinde

Oh life! could you be so weak
to enable death to be so strong
as to force your power to leak
and cut short man’s living long?

Oh life! do you have to make us cry
by allowing death to take away
BOLA as he prayed hard to try
and create for us holy pathway?

Oh death! why deal us a cruel blow
stealing BOLA with your deadly arrow,
pulling your bow hard to flow,
and hurt us to the marrow?
Are you a pretense to salvation
or BOLA’S eternal jubilation?
Posted by olubukola akindeinde on April 7, 2021
Dear Brother
You gave no one a last farewell
Not ever said goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it
and only God knows why.
A million times we will miss you
A million times, we will cry.
If love alone could have saved you
You would never have died.
In life, we loved you dearly
In death, we love you still
In our heart, you hold a place,
no one else can fill
We will meet again someday
I know you are in a better place resting in the lord
I give glory to God for the right part of salvation you have chosen
You served the Lord with all that you had
Heaven rejoices now for a job well done in God's kingdom.

Continue to rest in the lord brother
The crown of glory awaits you
It is well
Posted by Akindeinde Emmanuel on April 6, 2021
What a great loss, rest on dearest brother
Posted by Tunde Akindeinde on April 1, 2021
             
              "A thousand words won't bring you back,
                 I know because we have tried.
               A million cries won't bring you back,
                 I know because we have cried."

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Posted by Olasimbo Osunkoya on May 24, 2021
My brother, Boda Bolanle

Boda mi, brother Bolanle! Ahan so soon, so early. Ehn? How do I start to write about you. Just can’t come to terms with it. It is tough to manage but I know you won’t want me to grief but to continue living my best in life. I saw you last on your birthday and we joked, laughed and prayed. Never knew that would be the last time I will see you.

When the phone rang that midnight and it was your wife saying I should pray for you, I didn’t know it will end this way. Sitting down with you in the car praying, not even knowing you had answered the call, was a bad memory.

Brother mi, a prayer warrior,a man of sterling qualities. My very humble brother who always acted out ethically even while others in similar positions did not. Easy to know, cared about people. Boda mi was the “go to” person. He makes every problems easy. He prays and believe it is done. That’s bro bola. His answer to all issues is prayer. My life has been enriched by having you.

Boda mi I really miss you, never knew you would leave so suddenly, you were a good man, you advised and counseled me on life issues. You tried your best in helping people, I am saddened that death took you away, but God said in all things we should give him thanks. Your death not only left a scar in my heart but a void in my life.  Your legacy will stand in my life.

Despite all odds, my brother was my fan and my greatest role model. Life will be different without him, but I am grateful I got to call him my brother. He was the most courageous and resourceful man. I will always remember that special smile,that caring heart, you always gave. You being there for us your sisters, through good and bad times, no matter what. We will always remember you brother Bolanle.  There will never be another one to replace you in our hearts, and the love we will always have for you.

Your death has left a memory no one can heal. The good memories remains with me. An intelligent and intellectual man full of Gods wisdom. Brother Bolanle my heart bleeds each time I remember that you are gone, but your loving and caring brotherly role will continue lingering in my humble heart. How I wish I had that “one more”opportunity to see you brother, to hear your voice and to see you smile or even crack a joke. Your memory will not die in me. I wish I expressed how much I loved you when you were here. I wish I could turn back time. You will always remain my dear brother.

As I look back over time I find myself wondering …..Did I remember to thank you enough for all the times you were by my side to help and support in those stormy years? To celebrate my successes? To understand my problems and accept my defeats? If I have forgotten to show my gratitude enough for all the things you did, I am thanking you now. And I hope you knew all along, how much you meant to me. Farewell Brother mi, I love you!

The Bible says that God will open their eyes, no suffering, sickness, yes not even pain. Those who did good, eternal life they will gain. So....sleep on my brother, sleep tight. 
         Your sister Olasimbo
Posted by Duro Akindeinde on May 12, 2021
The Lord giveth and He taketh away, glory be to His name. The unquestionable God ; Ka bi O ko si. Though our heart is heavy, deeply wounded by the loss of a dear brother and confidant, we hope in the promise of resurrection when we shall meet again to part no more. Until then, sleep on brother in the bossom of Abraham. We miss you dearly and only God can fill the void you have left in the family but we are comforted by the legacy of lives you have touched and all you lived to accomplish. We will forever remember you. Adieu Brother.
Posted by Olamilekan Joseph on May 5, 2021
Your demise came to me as a shock, my dear brother and cousin. Bro. Bola.

A soft-hearted, friendly and patient being with a heart of gold. I remermber moments we were growing together: the love shown to all without discrimination. Upon becoming the General Overseer of our late father's Ministry, you served God wholeheartedly - withholding nothing. You gave your best and all. You have fought the good fight of faith.

Ahh!!! Iku mu enire lo. Sleep on my dear brother! Omo adele teji-teji, omo alate ileke, omo awujale tunwase. Sun 're oo!

Till we meet again, and part no more!

Olasimbo Yetunde Akinwande (Mrs.)
(Nee Akindeinde)
his Life

* I REMEMBER *

My Dear Brother, 

I heard the breaking news that you had passed, and gone to a better place. 
Well, I am not ready to let you go just yet. Not until I share with family and friends, what I REMEMBER.   
              
                                                            Growing Up 
The long early morning walks from Mushin to Isolo, you and I, and siblings. We cut grass, we made blocks, and built the first classroom in Holy Savior's College. 

You were careful and circumspect in your mannerism. 
“Don’t do it. You will get in trouble with Baba” you said.

I was adventurous, and mostly careless. I did do it.

I crashed the first Holy Savior's College Bus, and thank goodness, no one was injured on that reckless trip. You were right, I did get in a big time trouble with Baba. 
The bus was totaled, and eventually scrapped by Brother Gambia. 


In retrospect, I managed to force Baba's hand. He felt that if he couldn't stop me from driving and crashing his vehicles, perhaps the proper thing to do was get a driver's license. He was surprised that I was already carrying a license. So, he gave us one of his many cars 
(a Russian Lada) that you refused to drive by the way. 

The punishment for my transgression; I became the designated driver for the entire family, and you enjoyed teasing me about it. 
I hated driving Baba from Isolo to Irolu, just so he could get away from everyone and everything, and also get a decent 5 hours sleep. Imagine getting stuck in Irolu by myself for 5 hours at that tender age. 

I could not convince you to get behind the steering wheel for the life of me. The notion that you could be considered my partner in crime wasn't even a question that one needed to ask. 

Then, it was you and I, every Wednesdays and Fridays, driving from Isolo to Holy Saviour's Church in Mushin to attend evening services. 
                                                                                                     ** I REMEMBER *                                                               


Living in India


The travel overseas, was a strategy implementation of an idea, yours.
Yes, you and I did work in concert to develop an elaborate plan that eventually came to fruition. We left home for India in 1976. 

In our flat in Mysore India, you did all the cooking, and I did what came natural, eat.

Although, our Catholic Church was a 15 minutes hike from our flat, on occasion, you made me feel guilty for not wanting to attend Sunday Mass. You knew I could not fathom the idea of you walking to Church by yourself. 

At Mysore University, you had a Rickshaw waiting outside the campus 5 days a week to take me back to our flat. 

Ah! let me take you back to the day we took a taxi and came across this gIgantic looking Buffalo, standing in the middle of the road.
The taxi driver said we must obey the local custom, and wait for the Buffalo to move before we could proceed. Then the Buffalo decided to lay down in the middle of the road.

After some 15+ minutes in the taxi, you looked at me probingly, I knew exactly what you were thinking
.
"Tunde, don't do it."
I got out of the taxi, got me a big stick, and drove that big Buffalo out of the road. 

You, the taxi driver, and the locals, had this weird look on your faces in reaction to what had just transpired
This particular incident illustrates the unique respect that you had for Indian custom, I just had to mention it. 

I wanted to see the location where the movie "SHOLAY" was filmed.
You could care less, but you came with me anyway. I will never forget

the Good Samaritan thing that you did coming down from the mountain. 
 
                                                                      ** I REMEMBER **

                                               In London England 

Burgess Road, in East Ham London was our first residence. We attended the same Institution, West Ham College in Stratford.

One cold snowy day, on our way home from Marks & Spencer Store, I fell on ice and injured my left knee. You had the presence of mind, not only to carry our shopping bags, you put your other arm around me to ensure I was comfortable walking home. 

An old white lady applauded your effort for helping your friend.
"He's not my friend." you responded. "
He's my brother." 
                                             
                                                                                                 ** I REMEMBER ** 
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