ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Catherine Oladeji. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Biodun Adeyinka on April 13, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MAMA OLADEJI.
I write this tribute on behalf of the Adeyinka&Oyeleye families. We were deeply saddened when we heard the news of the passing on to eternal glory of our dearly beloved Aunty and Mother 'Mama Oladeji ' as we all fondly call her in the family. Words cannot express the numerous roles she played in our lives. From the time I could remember, she was always there for the entire family encouraging and doing her best. Was there at our births, naming and marriage ceremonies, and courageously took up that motherly responsibilities since our own mother, who was her sister, also passed- on years back. Mama Oladeji was one of those rare people that exuded genuine warmth and goodwill to all those around her. She was a loving and caring aunt, always filled with words of encouragement. I cherished those moments spent with her whenever I paid her visits as we spent hours relieving past memories. We appreciate you for your selflessness and despite your Ageing condition you still braved the odds and gave us great joy with your presence. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family of the Oladeji dynasty. Mama passage to eternal glory is an irreplaceable loss to both families. The family will always be in our thoughts and prayers. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
BIODUN ADEYINKA FOR THE ADEYINKA & OYELEYE FAMILIES
Posted by Morike Oladeji on April 11, 2021
I still find it hard to believe that my Grandmother has passed away. I will always miss my grandma. She touched so many people through her love, strength, conviction, wisdom, and the beauty of her soul.
Love you grandma – You truly were a special, special woman! You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything that you have done for me. Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place. I will be forever grateful and thankful that you are my ‘grandmother’.

Rest in Peace Grandmother...I will never forget you and I will always love you forever...❤️
Posted by Mofope Oladeji on April 11, 2021
My Grandma, a beautiful and an amazing woman

Words cannot express how much I love you and will always miss you. I remember always looking forward to seeing you. It was always the highlight of my day and week but sadly, God decided that it was time for his daughter to go back to him.

This goodbye is not forever, this goodbye is not the end, it’s only an “I’ll miss you” until we see again at the Lords feet in Heaven❤️


From your look alike and baby
Mofope Oladeji

Posted by Ugo Achomadu on April 10, 2021
Our dear in - law, you were the truest ,dearest in - law one could ever have asked for.You were truely a friend, adviser and also a mother as was examplified by your lovely relationship with your daughter in law Emelda.
You were a precious gift from God, so much beauty, grace, love and patience you possessed.
You touched hearts in so many ways your strength and smile even on dark days made us realised you were an angel. Your kindness has inspired us (ACHOMADU'S) in many ways , the time we shared , hospitality, generosity and kindness meant so much to us and won't be easily forgotten. We the ACHOMADU'S love you but Jesus love you more Psalm 116:15 ( Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.
Adieu !!! Mummy Catherine until we meet to path no more
THE ACHOMADUS'

Posted by Emelda Akindeji-oladeji on April 9, 2021
Mummy mi,

Where do I start from? You were the dearest mother-in-love I could ever have asked for - a precious gift from the Lord. So much beauty, grace, love and patience you possessed.
Right from the first day I stepped my foot into your home, you took me straight as your own daughter, and that position still remained till your dying days. You never referred to me as your daughter-in-law, but your daughter. You were always there from the beginning, loving and caring. More so, when I started giving birth to your grandchildren, you nurtured me and took very good care of me and the kids right from there births. You would always make sure I dropped them off with you, as you always enjoyed taking care of them - so I could concentrate at work.  Your grandchildren admire and love you so much as you impacted gracefully and significantly in so many ways in their upbringing. I am still struggling with the reality of your passing and the fact that we go to the house at Kongi and it's so glaring that you are conspicuously absent. Mummy, you were the central figure in our family - in so many ways. You took great care of us your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. You loved us all from the very start immensely.

Hmmm...You could worry for "Africa', as you wished you could always solve any issues surrounding each and everyone of us. You were always there to teach us right from wrong the best way you could.. You would always say "Emelly" as you fondly called me, "Everything would be alright - keep trusting God" Thank you mum for all that you did for me. Thank you for being strong. Thank you mummy, for we could always count on you. Thank you mummy for your sweet love. 
You lived a great and fulfilled life no doubt. And so, it pleased the Lord to call you home at this time -for this we are grateful to Him. 

Now, you are amongst the angels flying high above the sky and watching over us from high above. This does not mean the end as I believe that I would see you on the resurrection morning at Jesus' feet. I miss you very much, continue to rest peacefully in the Lord’s bosom.
I would always love you mummy.
Adieu!!!
Your daughter-in-love,
Emelly
Posted by Yetunde Oladeji on April 8, 2021
My Dear Mom, An amazing Mom-in-Love.

Thank you mom for all that you have done. It's so hard to believe you are no longer with us.
You took great care of your family, biological and non -biological like your very own, You loved us all so very much from the very start with your warm, kind, and loving heart.

Mom, your kindness has inspired me in more ways than one.
You reminded me when I was in doubt to look up above, focusing on Christ alone. If anytime we had a problem, you were there to help us solve them.
You’d lift us up when we were feeling low, always encouraging and praying for us. Thank you, Mom, for we could always count on you.

Thank you, Mom, for being strong, for the lovely memories and filling the void of my mom, and not letting me "feel" it that i didn't have a mom. i will always cherish the memories from when you came to look after your newly born Grandkids, songs you taught us, the meals, lessons etc.

I miss you so much.
Your baby last born miss you so much
As your granddaughters and lookalike miss you so very much.
We Love you.

Thank you, sweet dear Mom.
It is no more "Bye for now", it is real Bye.
Till we meet to part no more at our dear Lord's feet.

Good night mama

Your Daughter-in-love
Yetunde
Posted by Adenike Araoye on April 6, 2021
Tribute to a Wonderful Aunt & Second Mum...

My Dearest Mummy Kongi, what an incredible blessing & privilege to have had you as part of our family. It’s kind of funny that I never really saw you as my Aunt but rather, my second mum. My childhood & teenage years are full of fond & irreplaceable memories of times spent with you. You invested inestimable values in all of us, regardless! Even all through the challenges of our teenage years, you never gave up on teaching us the value in the valley. You were always full of valuable advice required for us to grow into well balanced adults. Thank you for all you gave us...your endless prayers through it all!

Mummy Kongi, it’s indeed hard to believe that God has taken you home at a time least expected. We pray that the fond memories held in all our hearts will forever console the family & fill the massive void that your departure has left behind. Daddy Kongi misses you more however God loves you best.

My Mummy of our dear lives, you fought a great fight & won the race. You have left a remarkable legacy for us all. You indeed left an indelible mark in our hearts for eternity. May your beautiful soul continue to rest in the bosom
of our Heavenly Father IJMN

Lots of Luv
Adenike Araoye - Niece
Posted by Olukayode Olufosoye on April 3, 2021
We return all glory to God Almighty for the fulfilled and impactful life of our mother; a virtuous wife; a duteous mother; a doting grandmother and a loving great-grandmother. Though, mummy lived to a ripe old age, but we hate to part with our elderly ones, especially someone as cherished as our dear mother, a prayer warrior and lover of God and humanity. We however take solace in mummy’s virtues and the God-fearing offspring she left behind. We can only pray that God will grant daddy and the rest of us family members the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Mummy came, saw and conquered, blessed be His name. We are consoled that we shall meet again on the Resurrection Morning. “To live is Christ, to die is gain”.
Olukayode Olufosoye
Son in law
Posted by Fadeke Adepetun on April 3, 2021
Your passing is like loosing my mum a second time.

You were a mother to me for as long as I can remember. You were just always there with my mum from as early as I can remember. I was surprised to find out many years later that you were related to my Dad and not to my mum. You were an extremely loyal sister to her till she passed.

I felt so bad each time I saw you at functions after my mum passed. You used to accuse me for not checking on you. I guess this is a big lesson for me and a very sad one too - regrettably.

You were very strong physically until the very end.

You have left behind an extremely good legacy.

May your gentle soul continue to rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Olatundun Olufosoye on April 3, 2021
My lovely mum, words cannot express the thought of what a privilege and honor it is to be your daughter and how deeply I miss you.
As a mother, you were loyal, committed and devoted to us. Always ready to lend a helping hand. I remember vividly that Kongi used to be our first bus-stop every morning, when I had to drop your grandchildren on my way to work. You were forever supportive and made life meaningful. Just like the great eagle in Deut. 32: 11, you stirred, fluttered and spread your nest and wings of prayers over us. You loved, trained and gave us the very best of your life. You showed empathy and poured your heart to help all. Mum, I really miss your calls, asking me if I am home, stating “it’s 6pm you need to be home”. You kept calling us to make sure we lock our gates and doors. Nobody to call me again. You taught us faith, lived by faith and passed-on in faith. I recall in the last few weeks before you passed on in glory, your prayers are “Oluwa gbami, Emi mimo gbami” I didn’t get what you were saying until you passed on. This gives me the assurance that you came, saw and lived a fulfilled life.
As a woman that loved God, you instilled in us good discipline with God’s words and true values of life, honesty, humility, hardworking and integrity. Watching you as my mother, you taught us to be tolerant and accommodating. Devoted to the things of God. I recall those days that you asked for “Brasso” to clean the church which you did diligently. My slogan in life is not about how long you live but the impact you make in the life of your fellow human beings and you lived a humanitarian life.
At this juncture, Mum, I would love to thank you for making me the woman I am. Thanks for teaching me patience and showing me the attributes of a virtuous woman. I hope I told you enough how much I love and appreciate the wealth of having you as my mother. You’ve always been there for me, making challenges of life meaningful and victorious in Christ Jesus.
I can’t thank you enough, I miss you dearly but I take my solace in the word of God in 1 Thes. 4: 13 – 17 --------that if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him ---------- and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Mum, sleep in the bosom of our Lord Jesus, till we meet to part no more.
Adieu My Lovely Mum, adieu
Your daughter,
Adunni (as you used to call me)
Posted by Lekan Oladeji on April 2, 2021
A tribute to my dearest Grandma. I’m so sad from your passing. I’ll always remember your energy and excitement on our phone calls, how happy you were to see me and Laura when we visited Nigeria, and seeing you drive a car in your 90s. I’ll fondly remember all the time we had together.
Posted by Olufemi Vaughan on April 2, 2021
A tribute to my dear aunty: full of kindness, love, and generosity of spirit. I thank the Almighty God for your special warmth, persistent love, and exceptional grace— a truly remarkable, progressive, and exemplary Christian life! I will miss you. May you continue to rest in the Almighty God.
Professor Olufemi Vaughan
Posted by Laura Oladeji DeAngelis on April 2, 2021
The news of your passing brought great sadness into my life. I will remember fondly the time we were able to spend together, learning about your family, looking at photos and celebrating your reunion with Lekan over a warm plate of chicken. Thank you for welcoming me so warmly into your home and your family, a trait I know many here know you well for. Our calls and facetime chats will certainly be missed and we will continue to live our lives with the same joy and zest we saw you live yours with. Love you Grandma <3
Posted by Abdul Akinpelu on April 2, 2021
A TRIBUTE TO THE BEST MOTHER INLAW IN THE UNIVERSE.
Mummy Kongi fondly called by her children and everyone. She was a great pillar of support, a mentor, a giver, a devoted Christian and a prayerful woman. She loved her children and families with passion and indeed a caring mother. She is like a mother to me. Mummy will aways says (Alhaji ema lo si ile yin iwo ati Iyawo e, ile ti su) and she will call to check back on us if we made it home. (I miss all that from my mother inlaw) She was a wonderful Grandmother. She loved her husband so much and took good care of him to her last breath. Mum, you told us before we traveled to USA that (ema lo ko ti ya ema pada wa bami) You are going to be 95 years, but you went home to be with your creator. We loved you so much, but God loves you most. May Almighty God give you eternal Rest till we meet again. Your Son Inlaw Prince Lekan Akinpelu of Rademo Petu Royal family of Ikorodu Kingdom .
Posted by Nonye Akindeji-Oladeji on April 1, 2021
Dear Grandma,
My sweet, caring Grandma ,
It is truly sad to see you go
But the Lord needs his angel back
You always made time for me, for us all .
Since I was little, you nurtured me in the best manner possible, I feel blessed to have been in your presence.
You looked out for everyone around you, and I mean every single person you came across. I couldn’t help but admire your wholesomeness, generosity and kindness
I have never met a soul like yours
Your gentle warmth is one of the things i would dearly miss about you.
So Grandma, like you would always say , bye for now because I know you would never leave us in our hearts.
Rest well, Grandma. I love you ❤️
Posted by Olufemi Vaughan on March 23, 2021
Rest in the Almighty God, dear aunty.
Posted by Oladoja Odebunmi on March 22, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A GREAT MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER,MADAM CATHERINE MOJISOLA OLADEJI (FONDLY CALLED MUMMY KONGI)

MUMMY, you heard God’s whisper calling you home but you did not want to leave us. I saw how you fought with your illness. You indeed loved us sooo much that you held on tight, until all your strength was gone, and you could no longer hold on. Finally, you gave your hand to God and slipped away quietly & peacefully without
Bidding us goodbye.

I will forever love and adore you Mummy Kongi. Thank you for everything you taught us in life. Your death took away joy from our lives but we will forever hold on to the beautiful memories of times spent with you. Mummy, I am going to miss you a great lot!

Goodnight mummy,till will meet to part no more.

Adieu Mummy!

          OLADOJA ODEBUNMI
               Your Last Born
Posted by Oladapo Odebunmi on March 20, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A GREAT MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, MOJISOLA OLADEJI.                     
 The departure of our mother Catherine Mojisola Oladeji, ALAS! Mummy Kongi came to me as a very big shock when I heard of her death. She taught me to be discipline and responsible. She never jokes with education of a child being an educated woman, I could remember the day she visited my mother at oje, she saw me and asked about my waec result which I did not make all my papers then, she enrolled me in a tutorial institute at bodija that same year and monitored me all through the period. I also remember how she brought everyone together and her devotion and contributions to the things of God. Her memory will linger in our heart forever. Goodbye mummy Kongi.          
  OLADAPO ODEBUNMI
Posted by Oluwalonimi. O Oladeji on March 19, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY MOTHER IN LAW.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints... Psalm 16:15
I thank God Almighty for the life mummy has spent on this earth, my darling mother in law, mummy lived a fulfilled life she was a loving mother and a virtuous woman who loved her children and husband, served God till the end of her life.
Mummy was very caring and loving, hardworking woman who looked after the interest of her children and family members. Mummy we love you but God loves you more and it pleases him to take you home. Though you left us but your memories will live with us forever.
REST IN PEACE my mother in law ABIYAMO TOTO.

Posted by Olutoyosi Johnson Awe on March 18, 2021
A very loving mother and grandmother. Very caring. Always have that heart warming smile.
Though I have not seen her in a while but I remember back then at St James Cathedral. She was an emblem of beauty and well dressed.
Mama, may your soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Oluwadolapo Jibodu on March 17, 2021
In so many ways, I am the woman I am today because of my grandma. What a privilege it has been to watch her live her life so closely, what an honor to have been impacted by this virtuous woman. What a delight to have had her as my grandma. I cannot speak of my grandma without speaking of her heart for the Lord, her unwavering and relentless love even when I was wrong, her love for my grandpa, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, her love for her community and everyone she came in contact with.

My grandma was love and love was her. She loved so fiercely. She had a heart of gold, she was always so full of grace, she had this calming yet stern voice, you could hear the discipline in her tone.

Grandma, in your selflessness, your life touched so many others. You loved and loved so so well. You had this way of making each individual feel heard and seen, you always gave your full heart and presence.

Every time I think of you grandma, I can't help but praise God for the beautiful life you so graciously lived. When I think of you, I see the epitome of beauty, strength, love, patience, joy, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. Your life has empowered me and many other women and for this, we are indeed thankful.

Since your passing, I find myself wondering what you’re now doing in heaven and how you’ve been enjoying your time with the Lord. I wonder how big your reward is in heaven because goodness, your treasure was definitely in heaven and you so deserve the crown you’re been awarded in heaven.

You loved the Lord with all your heart and your life was a testament to the goodness of God. I remember your 6 am prayer calls with the bell every time. I remember your favorite hymns. I remember all the mornings and afternoons of lengthy prayers. I remember them all grandma and I will forever cherish these moments.

Grandma, you are terribly missed. I miss you even more now that you’re no longer here. Your legacy I’ll forever carry. Your voice and words I’ll never forget. Your tender heart and gentleness I’ll ever treasure. Your words of encouragement and wisdom will forever be hidden in my heart....I love you so dearly grandma and I know that I’ll see you someday again, definitely at the feet of Jesus.

Cheers to the most beautiful woman I'd ever known and to the woman who raised me and a generation of countless other women....

You ended every phone call with “bye for now” so, in that same manner, I’m ending this tribute with those words because I know we will meet again.

Forever in my heart, Oluwadolapo.
Posted by Olawumi Oladeji on March 17, 2021
Tribute To Mrs C.M.Oladeji.
Mrs Catherine Mojisola Oladeji was one of the Grandpatronsses and the Emeritus Treasurer of The Young Women Christian Circle of the Cathedral of St James Oke Bola Ibadan. She was a member of the church for many years. She singlehandedly polished the brass lectern also for many years until old age set in. She was the treasurer of the YWCC for over 50yrs and she kept the accounts of the society accurately. She also helped to train a replacement. That was how she earned the title, Emeritus Treasurer.
She was an easy going person, cool and collected with a beaming smile no matter how difficult the situation. She was a role model to many younger couple as she was always with her husband except when he was on official business . To cap it all,h she was a dutiful wife who personally took care of her husband until death came , a sweet mother to her children and a friend to all and sundry. Our wish was for you to survive your dear husband, but God has a better plan for you . He has called you home to rest . We shall cherish your memory as we pray that your soul may rest i
n peace. Goodnight.
Chief Mrs W.O.Ogunlusi.
A Past President YWCC
Posted by Dami Olufosoye on March 14, 2021
Grandma,

    I miss you so much, I am in complete awe that you have left us so soon. I have peace and I am rest assured that you are with your loving Father God in heaven. How lucky am I to have had you as a grandmother, your guidance and love over my life has contributed to the woman I am today. Running into your arms for a hug, asking to be dropped off at Bodija every weekend, praying with you in mornings and so much more are memories that will forever play in my head. Your impact on my life is forever marked! You are my ultimate favorite person. I already miss facetiming you with my mom. Wishing we could have had more time with you and have more memories made. Your 90 years on this earth have changed generations to come. I love you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for your love and prayers.

Bye for now
Damilola Olufosoye
Posted by Dasola Olufosoye on March 14, 2021
Dear Grandma,
I still can’t believe it. I’m still in shock. I miss you so much! Grandma, My heart will forever miss you as you have an eternal space there. Your constant love and support throughout my entire life has never wavered. Even when we left for Canada, the whispers of you and grandpa’s prayers still give me comfort till this day. My first 10 years with you were the best, because I knew I was always going to see you. Coming over to your house and sitting with you and laughing and hugging you were truly the best memories. Thank you for all the times you have been there, grandma! I remember when I went to boarding house at a tender age and you would come visit me and my day would then be filled with so much joy. I love you more than I could ever say. You were simply the best grandma ever!

Sincerely,
Dasola
Posted by Adenike Ajayi on March 13, 2021
Sweet mother, mama rere mam atata
We thamk God for your life, a life of love ,affection and kindness.
You are so welcoming and warm whenever we happen to come see you n my dear uncle. We never leave without eating.
The last time we spoke with you ( my dear brother Abiodun Johnson &me)
You were so warm on the phone ,telling us that we should check on you again not knowing that will be the last time we will have the opportunity to talk to you.
Mama may your soul RIPP Amen.
We will miss you .
Sleep on & on the bosom of the Lord
For the Johnsons ( The children of Modupe & Atinuke Johnson of Johnson Street Pedro)
Posted by Ayo Rivas on March 13, 2021
Dear Grandma,

Truly sad that you are no longer here with us in the physical form, but I know your soul is rested with our good Lord. Thank you for being such a loving grandmother. Thank you for all that you’ve done for me and our family. I am forever grateful to have experienced you for all of these years. Although I wish we had more time together you lived a beautiful life. I hope to continue to make you proud as you cover us throughout life. Love and miss you forever

Posted by Tosin Ogunjobi on March 13, 2021
To my loving Grandma,

You were loved and adored. You will be missed. I wish I could’ve spent many more days with you and created more memories. Thank you for always being loving towards me. Love you forever.
Posted by Are Moromoke Idayat on March 13, 2021
Mummy Bodija, as you were always called by my friend Jibola. Grandma, I thank God for your life. You came, you saw and you conquered. You were mother to everyone of us, nothing like discrimination in your diary. You treated everyone of us as your biological children. I learnt a table moral from which says turn your plate upside down on the dinning table. You were a great mother that I will always remember. Sleep on ma. Till we meet again. O daaro o. Mama rere. E sun re o. ( Ajibola Shokanlu's friend)
Posted by Olawumi Oladeji on March 13, 2021
From Yolande Nicholson-Oladeji
The best surprises are the true surprises, and Mummy Oladeji was a best surprise, becoming a part of my life and our Grenadian-American family, and we, a part of her Nigerian-Yoruba family; and, without hesitation, swooping me up as one of her many daughters, 32 years ago, when she arrived, to me unexpectedly, three days after the birth of her first grandson, Olalekan Oladeji, on September 23, 1988. She came bearing gifts of love and new beginnings, to celebrate and deliver and care for the new born, and to nuture all of us. I already had a "Mummy" who was already engrossed in  showering her children and grandchildren with doting affection and care on a daily basis; who could ask for more? But then more was delivered - Mummy Oladeji arrived to swaddle Bode, Lekan and I into her caring arms and comforting care, and like bright shiny gold, topped with sparkling diamonds, Mummy Oladeji walked into our New York City lives with her melodic voice, her joyful eyes, her graceful, elegant smile, her wonderfully pitched laughter, and that perfectly shaped and colored face that guided you to find it and follow it around. She loved saying, Yolande! with a Yoruba pitch, and I loved hearing it said for the next 30+ years. To this day, I remember so clearly the moment we fell in love with each other, within minutes upon meeting each other, and in the coming mornings standing over Lekan's crib or bathing or dressing him together - I so looked forward every day to our morning breakfast chats as she knitted even more treasures for Lekan's comfort. In bundling us with her care and joy, and her grace and elegance, Mummy Oladeji held my hand in making our humble home together at the time. In the coming days and weeks and months, she slowly revealed all the treasures she had traveled from Nigeria to New York with, to bring all Yoruba blessings and lessons to set their first grandson on his way in life. One week later, with her loving Daddy having arrived with even more treasures -- certainly at her loving instructions --she orchestrated a traditional naming ceremony for Lekan, in our tiny apartment living room, like a maestro leading a musical ensemble, in a grand hall. We became one, one whole family unit, Bode's and mine, for life, through Mummy Oladeji. My Mum Maggie loved her, and loved spending time with her; my aunts loved her, and loved sharing stories over food with her; my sisters and brothers, and neices and nephews loved her; my cousins loved her; when she arrived from Nigeria in the coming year with bundles of fabric, there was always a dressing ceremony in my Mum's living room and lots of food; she loved my sister Alice's cooking, and she loved her cooking, and they loved sharing spices and seasoning tips; I fell in love with Nigerian Pepe through Mummy's cooking - goat meat wrapped in greens!; our friends and extended family stood in awe of Mummy and Daddy's regal grace, infectious laughter and humour, and warm embrace on that beautiful Sunday afternoon that we christened Lekan and celebrated with lots of food and lots of music. Mummy and I strolled through the streets of upper Manhattan daily with little Lekan in his stroller whenever she was here - which was often in the coming months; she gently taught me how to never never pay the first price charged by a street vendor, with a gentle touch of her hand and a twinkle of her eye; how to properly say AH! AH! in different circumstances; how to fry a whole chicken with herbs without breaking the skin and losing its juices, which I did over the years whenever I missed her person; how to wrap myself in traditional Nigerian Ashoke; how to be patient; how to bear pain with grace. Our maternal relationship and friendship continued in the coming years and decades, by extended, telephone chats, over thousands of miles, continents and cultures apart. She soothed me when I was hurting, encouraged me when I was scared,
assured me when I was confused. And she made sure that Laumi and I are sisters in love, for which I am forever grateful. I still remember when she told me 30+ years ago, "You know Yolande, I love you." The Oladeji family must know -- as Daddy does I am sure -- that they were blessed to have 90+ years of this absolutely beautiful mother, grandmother and friend in their lives, guiding, nourishing and caring for them; for all of us. May we continue on with the love, protections and friendships she endowed us with across the oceans, for our children and grandchildren. May her soul rest in peace. May her spirit -- the spirit of Mum Catherine Oladeji -- soar to the highest of heights to join those of her family and friends -- including the heavenly spirit of my Mum Maggie and my aunts who loved sharing stories with her over food -- in the heavenly realm. Rest in Peace Mummy Catherine Oladeji. You will be remembered always on this side of God's wonderful world; you will stay in my heart always. ❤️
Posted by Oludare shokanlu on March 13, 2021
Words cannot explain to details what a totally committed iconic Mother you are to us all.But we rest our Hope's in the Lords Grace that is exceeding sufficient to us all,knowing we will meet again to celebrate with one another in the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Shalom
Posted by Ebun Ogunjobi on March 12, 2021
Dear Grandma,

Thank you. Thank you for the dear memories that i will hold close to my heart. I assumed i would see you again this year but our Heavenly Father said otherwise. Thank you for the lessons taught to me at a young age. Thank you for taking & caring for Ayo and I all those years ago. You are appreciated & I will forever cherish every moment we shared together grandma. Please watch over my family and I. May the good Lord give you eternal peace as you have completed your purpose on this here earth. You, your love, your being, and your voice are missed dearly! I know we will see each other again on the other side of the gates. In Jesus name, Amen. Love you so much grandma! Hugs and kisses forever!!
Posted by Monisola Shokanlu on March 12, 2021
We thank Almighty God for mama's long life,99% of which was in good health and happiness, an enviable life indeed. May her soul rest in perfect peace amen.

           Mr & Mrs. P.O SHOKANLU.
Posted by Olatoye Olayemi on March 11, 2021
Tribute to a dear mother and aunt, though you are my aunt but you are like a mother to us. I find it difficult to believe that you are gone. Your exit at this time is painful but we rest our case on the Lord for the word of God in eccl 3:1 that says"to everything there's a season and a time to every purpose under heaven,a time to be born and a time to die".
She was a loving and a caring mother and aunt. Nobody to call yemirity again as you fondly call me whenever you want me to smile.
Mummy kongi as you are fondly called by the odebunmi's,I will miss you but I know you have gone to rest
Goodnight mummy kongi.
                     Yemi olatoye
                  Nee odebunmi
Posted by Olabode Akindeji-Oladeji on March 11, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY DEAR AUNTY MOJI

I feel honoured to be one of the people writing a tribute for my dear Aunty Moji.

Going through our genealogy, Aunty Moji was my father’s niece, which made her my first cousin; but the difference in age made us call her Aunty “the Yoruba way”. Aunty Moji was very progressive in a lot of ways. With her British training she made her mark in her chosen field; Nutrition. She and her colleagues made a mark for their time. I used to admire her in her starched uniform going to the University of Ibadan. Aunty was dedicated to her career and even more to her family. She was really a woman of Proverbs 31 “A Virtuous Woman”: “Whose children rise up to praise her, her husband too extols her.” She looked after her husband to the very end, May God reward her.

Education was her watch word. Aunty put a lot of premium on Education which is why she was close to my mother - Chief (Mrs.) G. A. Vaughan Proprietress, Omolewa Nursery/Primary School - they admired each other because they were both progressive women of their time.

Aunty Moji loved baking; I remember she used to bring us nice fruit cakes for Christmas.

Aunty you were a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Eternal rest grant her O Lord.

Ambassador Ronke Adefope
Posted by Olajide Oladeji on March 11, 2021
Million words are not enough to pay tribute to my Mother. She was not only a mother to us siblings but to so many others. She was loving, caring, supportive and a devoted wife to Dad.
Had l know our last video call before you were admitted for the first time, l would have wished you stay longer but God knows best.
We thank God for your good life and for having you for this long. You shall be greatly missed.
Rest in the Lord mum. Amen.
Adieu mum.
Posted by A Shokanlu on March 10, 2021
TRiBuTE TO A MOTHER IN ISRAEL
Sweet is the memory of the righteous
Mummy, you fought the good fight of faith. You were a mother to many of us, concerned about our well being and progress. Always checking on us all.
Mummy Kongi as you were fondly called by us your family member. You were the rallying point in the Odebunmi family
You stood by me and my siblings when we lost our father. You were a shoulder to lean on. You were always there to encourage and motivate us to keep moving. Mummy you were full of strength and courage, you were a woman like a man. Mummy, you never gave up even during your short time of illness you fought but it was time to return to your Maker so you hearken to the clarion call.
We shall all miss you but your memories will forever be green.
Sleep on great mother. Adieu

Your daughter: Ajibola Shokanlu
Nee Odebunmi
Posted by Comfort Kehinde on March 10, 2021
Mrs Catherine Oladeji (Mama Kongi ) our Aunty was a formidable member of the Odebunmi and Vaughan family. She was my favourite Aunty that I cherished so much. She was always there for the family and always a family oriented person. She had a very good rapport with everyone in the family. Mama Kongi as she is very fondly called was always there for the family. There are a few things she did that will always ring a bell at the back of my head. When my late mum was sick she always visited and supplied beddings and toiletries. Even when my mum was discharged she continued to visit her at home to supply her with provisions and kept her company.

When she was on holiday to the UK she would always make sure she visited and brought gifts.

She was very caring, gave good advice and was always telling jokes. Mama Kongi was very giving and encouraging. Her smile and warmness I will never forget.
The advise that Mama Kongi gave when my mum was getting to her last lap of her life was that I should make sure I visited her.

Her life is worth emulating and I pray that the good work she did her children and grandchildren will benefit from it.

May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Adieu Aunty. E Sun re -O.
Odoju ala! Odigbere!

Chief Mrs Remi Kehinde & Mrs Femi Popoola


Posted by Ayooluwa Akindeji-Oladeji on March 9, 2021
To the Best Grandma in the whole world

Thank you for all the memories, all the love you gave to us and last but not the least, all the meat you gave us . I will forever cherish every moment we shared together grandma and I know we will see again. Till then, please continue watching over me and my family.

Love you Ma ❤️
Posted by Jokotade Araromi on March 8, 2021
Mama C M .Oladeji,Treasurer Emeritus, she served diligently, mentored me diligently and lovingly to ensure that I could replicate her services as Treasurer of our great Society. Mama and Papa Oladeji supervised the first Annual report with me .Mama,became,our Grand patronness.in appreciation of her unflinching love for the work of God and commitment to the the vision of the society. We love you Mama. We are grateful that you completed your race as a loving wife, sweet mother ,and more importantly a woman of strong faith in the Lord . Always at the Wednesday Power Service with Papa .Crown of Glory await you. YWCC, a ku ara fe ara ku. Mama C M ! we missed you at meetings , had hope that you will soon join us. Our Hope turned over.!! It is well. Rest in peace Mama mi. Pharm (Mrs) Jokotade Araromi.
Posted by Olabode Akindeji-Oladeji on March 8, 2021
A great mother to all Oladeji's children.

To a beloved mother goodnight. To a great grandmother, good bye, So loving, so kind, so accommodating. Abiyam­o Toto, Olufe omo, Olutoju Oko, Abiyamo lojo Ogun Lee.

You and Daddy, loved my mother Monisola Oladeji with passion which was extended to me and my siblings throughout ur life time. I pray you will rest in perfect peace. Ma sun Olufe, gbe ori lee aiya Oluwa re. Till we meet to part no more. From: Christiana Oluwatoyin Adegun
Posted by Pauline Alabi on March 8, 2021
Farewell our dear Mama, senior schoolmate of St. Anne's School, and dear Mother of our friend Olabode. May your dear soul rest in peace.
Pauline Awobodu-Alabi.
Posted by Olabode Akindeji-Oladeji on March 8, 2021
Our sweet loving gentle Aunty had seen Jesus and was eager to go to Him and belong to the other side of the divide despite her love for daddy. Christ 's Love and the love for Christ surpass all other love. We thank God for your life and we are happy you are with your Lord..From: Mrs Iyayi Falope
Posted by Titilayo Sanusi on March 7, 2021
I met mama through my friend Lawunmi as a young girl in Ibadan, we both went to London to further our education, and mama would always come every summer to visit us.
Mama was very caring and loveable she would treat me like her own daughter. When we speak of her, speak not with tears, for thoughts of mama should not be sad.
Let memories of the times we shared give us comfort. Mama's life was rich because of us all. May Mama's soul rest in peace.
Posted by Jaiyeola Coker-Kasumu on March 7, 2021
I never had the opportunity to meet mama Lawunmi but the way Lawunmi always talks about her mom is very endearing , she really adores her mom ! Moreso I heard she touched a lot of lives while here with us . May your soul Rest In perfect Peace mama , I know you will journey well and I pray that God keeps all the loved ones you left behind
Posted by Olabode Akindeji-Oladeji on March 7, 2021
Our dear auntie / mummy Mrs Mojisola Oladeji will be missed by us Mrs Janet Vaughan's children. She was close to our father Chief Alfred Abiodun Vaughan who happened to be her uncle and thereby to all of us. She always tried her best to attend any family gathering she was invited to. Adieu our dear mummy . Sleep on till resurrection morning. From: Olakunbi Odiase and Family
Posted by Olabode Akindeji-Oladeji on March 7, 2021
Condolence Message.
Mummy yours was a life full of love,care and a virtuous wife to your husband children grandchildren families and to all asundry.Faithful daughter of God Almighty rest in the Bosom of your Creator.Good night we shall miss you. R.I.P. From - Omoba 'Biodun & Evangelist (Mrs) 'Ranti Adetuberu jp.
Posted by Michael ogunjobi on March 6, 2021
My gorgeous grandma I pray you watch over all of your children and grandchildren. We all love you so much I pray you dwell in the presence of the most high and save a spot 4 the family love you
Posted by Ngozi Nwachukwu on March 6, 2021
Mummy, you have gone to be with your creator, but your memory remains with us. Rose, like you usually called me, will miss you, your signature smile, and teasing. I am thankful for a life well spent, for all the lives you impacted and is consoled that you are with the Lord. Rest in the bossom of the Lord, until we meet to part no more. Adieu grandma
Posted by Oluwole Vaughan on March 6, 2021
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The Late Mama Mrs C. M Oladeji was a loving and caring Mother and Auntie.
Actually she was my first cousin but she was more of a good Auntie to me, she was God fearing and very unassuming person.

Aunty was my late Daddy's niece: that is Late Chief A. A. Vaughan, she was close and loves my late Mum (Late Chief Mrs G. A. Vaughan) and obviously by extension she loves her children too.

I remember her occasional visits to my late Mum she was always with her husband Chief Oladeji and coincidentally I was also visiting my late Mum, I always met them having a great time! That was the kind of bonding between my late Mum, Aunty and husband.

She was a major bridge builder in the family. We shall surely miss her.
May her soul continue to rest in our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Evangelist Wole Vaughan
Posted by Femi Bakare on March 6, 2021
tribute from iya Bakare.   Sister Moji you were so dear to me I passed through you while I was young at Ilesha st Margret secondary school .you were my teacher, my mentor and my mother.
I learnt a lot from you and it will be very hard to forget you in my life, whenever I had little temperature you would try to see me and look after me. About 4 months ago, you heard that I was not well, you strive tooth and nail and managed to sit on my bed and advised
  me (“ Ayinke ma sare o jowo eyin ni e o gbehin mi o”) and Later on I found you unable to recognise me. I love you, I miss you, but God loves you most. You were always ready to help the family whenever you hear of their sufferings.
REST IN PERFECT PEACE Adieu
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Posted by Biodun Adeyinka on April 13, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MAMA OLADEJI.
I write this tribute on behalf of the Adeyinka&Oyeleye families. We were deeply saddened when we heard the news of the passing on to eternal glory of our dearly beloved Aunty and Mother 'Mama Oladeji ' as we all fondly call her in the family. Words cannot express the numerous roles she played in our lives. From the time I could remember, she was always there for the entire family encouraging and doing her best. Was there at our births, naming and marriage ceremonies, and courageously took up that motherly responsibilities since our own mother, who was her sister, also passed- on years back. Mama Oladeji was one of those rare people that exuded genuine warmth and goodwill to all those around her. She was a loving and caring aunt, always filled with words of encouragement. I cherished those moments spent with her whenever I paid her visits as we spent hours relieving past memories. We appreciate you for your selflessness and despite your Ageing condition you still braved the odds and gave us great joy with your presence. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family of the Oladeji dynasty. Mama passage to eternal glory is an irreplaceable loss to both families. The family will always be in our thoughts and prayers. May her gentle soul rest in peace.
BIODUN ADEYINKA FOR THE ADEYINKA & OYELEYE FAMILIES
Posted by Morike Oladeji on April 11, 2021
I still find it hard to believe that my Grandmother has passed away. I will always miss my grandma. She touched so many people through her love, strength, conviction, wisdom, and the beauty of her soul.
Love you grandma – You truly were a special, special woman! You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything that you have done for me. Wherever you are, I know you are in a much better place. I will be forever grateful and thankful that you are my ‘grandmother’.

Rest in Peace Grandmother...I will never forget you and I will always love you forever...❤️
Posted by Mofope Oladeji on April 11, 2021
My Grandma, a beautiful and an amazing woman

Words cannot express how much I love you and will always miss you. I remember always looking forward to seeing you. It was always the highlight of my day and week but sadly, God decided that it was time for his daughter to go back to him.

This goodbye is not forever, this goodbye is not the end, it’s only an “I’ll miss you” until we see again at the Lords feet in Heaven❤️


From your look alike and baby
Mofope Oladeji

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Catherine Mojisola Oladeji - Biography

Catherine Mojisola Oladeji nee Odebunmi was born September 14, 1930 in Ibadan, Oyo State. She is the third child of Papa Samuel Adigun Odebunmi and Mama Juliana Jadesola Odebunmi (nee Vaughan). Growing up in Ibadan, Mojisola was enrolled at the St. Peter’s Aremo Primary School from where she was admitted to Kudeti Girls School now St Annes’ School Molete, Ibadan in 1947. She was in admission at St Annes School for two years and graduated in 1949. She proceeded to attend St Mary’s College, Owo where she enrolled for teaching courses in 1950 – 51 and undertook the Grade III Certificate. She then returned to attend the Teaching Practice at St Peter’s School Aremo, Ibadan from 1952 – 55 where she obtained the Grade II Certificate in 1953 - 55. She taught for two(2) years at St Margret Grammar School, Ilesha from 1956 - 57. In December 1957, she travelled to London to further her education.

In London, she studied Institutional Management at Queen Elizabeth College (University of London) from 1957 – 59.Upon graduation in July 1959 and when her heart throb – Emmanuel Olaniyi Oladeji had finished his course in Civil Engineering - the next stage of her life plan was set, and all arrangements were concluded - after ten (10) years of courtship to marry him. 

The marriage was slated for 29thAugust 1959 at the Anglican Parish Church of Clapham in the Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth. The wedding program was a delight to witness, and reception was held at London after which she left on honeymoon to Bournemouth. The experience at Bournemouth was quiet, grand and fulfilling. Emmanuel gave kudos to Mojisola who he said was faithful, committed and sincere throughout the experience which lasted for a glorious week. They came back from their honeymoon at Bournemouth to change houses from Forest Gate to Woodford Green. 

Mojisola and Olaniyi thanked God, as they were blessed with a baby boy - Olajide on the 1st of September 1960. At the time, Moji started practicing at the School Meals Service of London County Council and she was there for two(2) years. After a year and a few months, and at the time of which Emmanuel was engaged with British Railway, Mojisola and Emmanuel decided it was time to return to Nigeria. Emmanuel resigned his employment at British Railways and departed Liverpool, London with his wife on the 1st of February, 1962 to reach Apapa, Lagos on the 13th of February, 1962. Moji was carrying the pregnancy of Olabode who was born on the 9th of March, 1962 barely one month after they got back to Nigeria. 

Upon their return to Nigeria, Moji took an appointment as Catering Supervisor at the Catering Department of University of Ibadan in 1963, and retired as Senior Catering Officer in October 1978 – after fifteen (15) years of meritorious service. After retiring from the University of Ibadan, Moji continued to practice catering privately until 1985 when she decided to stay at home and become a full-time house-wife. 

Between 1959 when she got married and 1969, Mojisola and Emmanuel had five(5) children –Olajide, Olabode, Olawunmi, Olatundun and Abimbola. Mojisola had always believed in the service of humanity and the Church. As a young girl and growing up in a strict Christian family at Alafara - Oje, she was a member of the St. Peter’s Church, Aremo choir. Later in life and as a charismatic wife and loving mother, she was a member of the Young Women Christian Circle – a parish society of the Cathedral of St James, OkeBola where she held various positions including Treasurer, Financial Secretary, and recently Patron. She was also a member of the Mothers’ Union, and Salvation Army. Mojisola was a true Christian mother – she cherished her family - both nucleus and extended. She was a committed wife, dedicated mother, friend of the society, and lover of Christ - a believe for whom she placed all her trust.

Oriki

Adùññì òmó kùkú mò sè òmó aìsé oràn lòdun òmó òró tààsé kó kò nì lòmó inù òmo Jadesòlá òlowó kó inú egúñ Kirk iwòfa to be egùn bère. Òmó pàrírì pààri, Òmó Oyè, Òmó àdìrí la kun, Òmó spe wa jòyè. Òmó mo Lenì nìle mò sun lé éékàn òròlù ma je atè. Sùn Òmó lufààdé. Sùn re ooo.







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Shared by Bolatito Iyaogeh on March 5, 2021
I really never understood the relationship between Mama Olawunmi and I until Lawunmi and I got into trouble this fateful day. We went to an illegal party outing and came back late. My late father Chief Emiola Adesina decided to beat me, so I followed Lawunmi home to avoid being beaten. I begged Mama Lawunmi to help me beg my father which she did when he came to pick me up. It was on the way home my father told me that he would not beat me because his cousin asked him not to. That was how I found out that I was related to the Oladeji's. 
From that day their home was opened to me. Got an earful of counsel from mama and I cannot but mention her name in the story of my life. My biography will not be complete without her.
Mama was very kind, loving and forthright. She says what she wants and means what she says. She surely shall be missed.
Rest in peace mama.

Mama Catherine Oladeji- Abiyamo rere

Shared by Foluke Aro on March 5, 2021
I met mama through one of her daughter's,Olawunmi who happens to be my friend. Myself,Lawunmi and my elder sister, Pastor Mrs Bimbola Babatunde went to Lagos with mama, I can never forget the motherly love she displayed throughout the trip. She was so concerned about our welfare that I kept telling my sister several years after,how wonderful mama is. She's a real mother, very protective of her children and always there for them. Mama has left us ,but she will forever be remembered for her good works.