ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Cecilia OMOYINBO (JP) CMO (Rtd), RN. We will remember her forever.



Posted by 'Denike Adetoro on June 10, 2021
Mommy Omoyinbo, your loss has left a great void that can't be replaced, but you live on in all our hearts and memories. May your soul rest in eternal peace, and may the lord grant the loved ones you left behind the strength to bear this great loss.
Posted by Maryam Olayeni on June 10, 2021
Grandma Omoyinbo, the beautiful Mama Nurse was simply a good woman, mother and citizen. I knew her in the late 80's when Lola Akintola (Nee Omoyinbo) was my classmate in Secondary School. Up till now, she remained a good memory of General Hospital, Adeoyo, Ibadan.
She was caring, homely and very accommodating. She raised her children very well, no wonder they are blessed today. She was a jewel and would remain till eternity.
Adieu Grandma Omoyinbo! Rest on till we meet to part no more!! God bless your soul!!!
Posted by Lola Adeyemi on May 31, 2021
My Dear Mummy
It's amazing how the years fly by ,
And how beautiful the memories the Lord leaves us with .
It seems just like yesterday and I can see mummy in her uniform ready for work and bustling back and forth to take care of everyone.
I remember being in Ibadan in some of those times and she trying to take care of children left behind and being very brave with little tears to show the world.
There are some legacies that can never be filled and some legacies that one must emulate and she is one of them .
We pray that her legacy lives on .
We leave her now in the arms of Jesus never to suffer no more but to be comforted forever .
Hallelujah, Shalom.
Rest In Peace till we meet again in a place of no more sorrow , no more tears and no pain .
Posted by funmilola makanjuola on May 28, 2021
We thank God for a life well spent.
We appreciate your love for everyone around and effort which is a TESTIMONY of the fruits left behind.
We are proud of you.
We will miss you
REST MUMMY OYO.
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.

C.B OMOYINBO CHILDREN.
Posted by Omolola AKJ on May 26, 2021
I enjoyed every moment I had with grandma.
Her smile melts away every hardship.
She was the nicest person I’ve ever met.
She still makes me so happy.

My 2 year old daughter, Teni was very close to her. They ate together and laughed together.
Grandma always carried her. The last day she was with us, Teni even called my attention to grandma sweating.

When grandma was leaving for the hospital, Teni broke down crying and calling grandma even after the car had left.

Up till now, Teni allows no one to sit on grandma’s chair as though it was willed to her

At her last moments, grandma was still giving us the gift of her smile.
I can never forget her.
I still can’t believe she’s gone nevertheless, God is in control.

May God rest your soul perfectly grandma!
Till we meet again.

Adopted Daughter,
Diana Benjamin.
Posted by Oyinda Akintola-Jimoh on May 25, 2021
It’s good to see that so many people loved and cared for my grandma.

When I was about 4 years old, during one of my usual rough play sessions, I hit my forehead against the enstrance step to the living room. The cut to my flesh was deep and grandma was right there to help me.

She immediately sterilized a needle with the flames from the kitchen gas and stitched the torn flesh without breaking a sweat!

My mum took me to the hospital after the stitch and when the doctors saw it, they were amazed at the technique used. They were even more astonished at the fact that grandma’s hands did the magic. There was little or nothing left to be done by them except for me to take pain killers which grandma already administered.

The mark is still with me till today, bearing testimony of my grandma’s perfect love.

Grandma lived a life that was full of joy, and happiness. Even though she wasn’t the strongest during the later part of her life, it was amazing that she never let these tragic events drag her down. She never lost her compassion, or serenity.

She had a smile for everyone, her children & grandchildren like me.

Grandma, I will always miss you. Thank you for being the best grandma in the world.

Your Grandson,
Rilwan Akintola-Jimoh
Posted by Dolapo Oluokun on May 25, 2021
Mom you are a great inspiration to others you shared your life so willingly with others, the joy you brought us will never end and one day we will be together again! Though we miss you we know You are with Jesus and those who have gone on before. Thank you for being a great Mom!!
Rest on peacefully well.
Posted by Yemisi GO on May 23, 2021

Grandma

Gentle, kind, selfless, and humble

She was compassionate and loved us all

Exuded elegance wherever she went

Now she watches us from above

While we look up to her from below

Smiling down on the legacy she left behind.

With Love,

Gabby and Hannah-Aminah
Posted by Ade Eletu on May 22, 2021
Grandma was a very wonderful woman. She always wanted the best for her grandchildren, especially me.

I remember when I was about 9 or 10, I was really sick and I went to Aunty Lola’s house and my mum and Aunty’s pinned Oyinda and Mohammed down so that Grandma can give them injections on their bums.

And it was my turn to take the injection, I was so scared to take injection. So they pinned me down and as Grandma was slowly injecting me with the injection I screamed and I said “God God”.

Till this day it is the most painful injection I’ve ever had in my life time, however it actually cured the sickness I had for so many months.

And of course with any other injections that followed after that I did not scream like a baby.

Growing up to my teens, she always told me the importance of education, like telling me to study, read, and back then I never saw the importance of doing that which I regret looking back at it.

But I started to see the importance of that until adulthood.

I enjoyed the good moments we had, from watching movies, telling me stories, enjoying each other’s company when we travel to different countries.

I wish I got to spend time with her a bit more and also tell her how right she was about how I needed to take my education seriously when I was younger.

She has been a great role model, nice, loving, wonderful person.

She will never be forgotten.

May her soul rest in perfect peace and power.

Much love
Adeyinka Eletu
Posted by Olufunke Omilabu on May 22, 2021
I did not only find a mother in you, my children gained a grandmother. You took us all under your wings and nurtured us like your very own. A living testimony of Proverbs 31. ‘A virtuous woman who can find’ You carried the torch with so much pride and faith and finished the race with so much gratitude. Mummy, we all appreciate the nurturing. Never saw you angry nor complain. When you speak, they are always kind and uplifting words. . You wore humility with so much ease and respected all. Love you dearly mummy.  You will be greatly missed but with a heart of appreciation, we say thank you to our Lord Jesus Christ for his resurrection power cause we know heaven gained back one of his very own.
Posted by Bolanle O on May 21, 2021
Dearest mummy,
What a lovely, kind and gentle mother indeed. I never saw you angry my whole life. Always full of pleasant smile.
You embraced us all as one and never did you discriminate between all your children, plenty of us. A very hard working woman , you made yourself available to everyone, welcoming us with open arms and a large heart.
Rest In Peace till we meet to part no more.

Bolanle Omilabu
Posted by Ifedola Olojo on May 21, 2021
Dear Granma Omoyinbo,
Your life was a blessing to us,
Your memory will be a treasure.
You will be missed beyond measure.
Thank you for the fond memories ❤.

Ifedola, Akinola and Teniola Olojo.
Posted by Dr. Moji Adurogbangba on May 21, 2021
I am so thankful to God that my husband and I had been privileged to call you mummy!
Thank you for being there for us when we needed you most. I am particularly grateful for those years in “Adewunmi close, Felele Straight” and Oyo when our biological parents were far away in the North. You, together with your husband - “Daddy Oyo,” (our dear Uncle) provided my siblings and me a shoulder to lean on at a critical stage in our lives. I don’t remember you treating us differently from how you treated you biological children. Your gentle prodding and motherly care steadied and molded us as we grew into adulthood. You seldom got angry at people, neither did you keep your anger for long. Nothing anyone did to you was ever enough to break your tolerance limit. Instead, your faith in God kept you radiant till your final moment on earth. You were such a kind soul and a humble doer of good deeds.
My family will miss you. Good night Mummy.
Posted by Kemi Olumbori on May 21, 2021
Dearest mummy, I am still in shock and lost for words that I won't be seeing you ever welcoming and smiley face. Not forgetting your evergreen phrase..."En lẹ"

I truly know you are in a better place and in the bussom of the most High. Thank you for being our mum, we love you ma
Posted by Mike Ibezim on May 21, 2021
The news of your transition was received with shock and sadness. Such was unexpected due to the circumstance- a sudden admission in the hospital and passing on to glory subsequently in few hours. You were a wonderful mother-in-law, quite supportive, peaceful and loved by all.

Your Divine Call at this time is beyond human comprehension and cannot be questioned. However, we take solace in your life well-spent and the assurance that you are resting with The Lord.

Mike Ibezim.
Son-in- law.
Posted by Adefemi Eletu on May 21, 2021
Our grandma was a very special woman who inspired my mum and her siblings to be strong and independent. It was devastating when I heard about the stroke she suffered 10+ years ago.

My memories of her were special ones because she was there for us when we were ill. She loved to give us palm oil when we had a flu/cough and made us feel comfortable drinking it.

Looking back now I wish I had spent more time with her. I had always known her to be kind, disciplined and caring towards others. She will always have a special place in my heart and others. Although we are going through a period of sorrow I do cherish the fact that she lived a long live and witnessed all her grandkids mature. This is every parents dream and she fulfilled it. Thank you grandma for being in our lives, we miss and love you.

Femi Eletu
Posted by Adeola Eletu on May 21, 2021
Grandma was a very kind person and everytime I saw her she was always smiling. Even though I personally did not hear her say many words because of her condition, I knew she had a beautiful heart.

I remember that everytime myself and my brothers said we were feeling fine she was very happy which shows that she truly loved and cares for her family dearly.

I have a huge amount of respect for Grandma because she showed strength and resilience as she was fighting against her condition.

Heaven have gained a new angel, may her soul rest in peace. Amen.

Adeola Eletu
Posted by Adewale Eletu on May 21, 2021
I remember grandma for always smiling and for her very gentle laugh. I remember everytime I saw her she’d always say wise things and enlighten me; I was around 10 so I didn’t understand a lot of what she said but I could tell she knew what she was talking about and that she cared for me.

The memory of grandma that has stuck to my mind was when I asked her why she used a little red notebook to store her contacts rather than a phone. Grandma’s answer to that was that she was worried that she would lose her phone, and I remember saying to her, “you could lose your notebook!”, but she smiled and said, “I will never lose this”. After that, grandma told me to help write down some of her contacts in the notebook for her.

Now she is resting in God’s Kingdom and her life will continue to be celebrated forever.

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. John 14:1
Posted by Akin Omoyinbo on May 20, 2021
Sweet mother, I no go forget you, for the suffer wey you suffer for me yeah………
The sweetest mother, that is what you are. You are the strongest person I know, yet, very patient, extremely respectful never loses temper and kind to a fault, and I ask God to give me half your strength, half your patience, half your kindness and half your wisdom
Mummy you will forever live in my heart, all the sacrifices you made so that I can be where I am today will never be forgotten. You taught me that there is dignity in labor, there was no chore you couldn’t do, no one you couldn’t care for even total strangers, no one was too small in your eyes as you treated everyone the same regardless of age, tribe or religion affiliation and the amazing thing is you always had a smile on your face.
I remember when you were teaching me how to drive and I got into a wreck, I wanted to move back to the passenger seat, but you insisted I continued. That was you teaching me never to be afraid of failure rather use it as a learning opportunity. Mummy, thank you for all the knowledge you impacted me.
I wish you could live forever, but Heaven needs you and I cannot stop it.
Continue to rest mummy until we meet to part no more.
Love you mummy.
Akin Omoyinbo.
(One and only son).
Posted by Omome Frances Egboh on May 20, 2021
*Grandma*

I cannot believe that you are gone.
You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on with me. I remember when I had a school trip and you said to mum, don’t worry wasting money buying her what she will not wear again, let’s buy the material and I will sow it for her. My peers and teacher could not believe that you made my costume, using only a needle and thread, my teacher took a picture and it was placed in the school magazine. Thank you for the sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything that you have done for me and my sister. I know you are in a much better place. I will be forever grateful and thankful that you are my *’grandmother’*


Your Granddaughter

Omome Frances Egboh
Posted by Gerald Ibezim on May 20, 2021
Wow...I still can’t believe she’s gone. What a strong,loving,caring and wonderful woman she was. So many wonderful memories I had with her. She was like a second mother to me. Although she had speech issues, there was a strong connection between the both of us. You could tell through the smile and how she looked at me when I walked into the room that she loved me.

She will call me and hold unto my hand not saying anything but just looking lovingly at me. The bond was strong and it will forever be. She nursed me in my early days on earth, she took care of me , made food for me and pampered me with love and care.

She was truly a beautiful soul. It still hasn’t sunk in yet that such a lovely person has passed on to glory. She loved singing and praising God. We would go to her room everyday to greet her in the morning and her smile just brightens up the space. We would sing worship songs and she will clap and sing with full emotion. So many countless memories.

My sister and I loved playing with her fluffy arms and the joy she expresses when we do that is priceless. Although she faced a couple of challenges in her last years she was still fighting strong regardless of all she went through. Her strength inspires me. Since the fatal events on April 20th 2021, not a day has gone by without me thinking of her. It hurts me so much to be writing this at the age of 14.

I thought she would live to see my children and nurse them as she did also for me. All will be well and all is well. We cannot question the works of God.
So my dear Grandmother,
I love you and i will always do.
Till we meet again in eternity.
Rest in Peace Iya Bimbo.

Gerald Ibezim
Grandson.
Posted by Frank Egboh on May 19, 2021

*My dearest Mother in-law*

Your departure from this planet earth was indeed very sudden, fast and painful. I feel sad that I did not have the opportunity to see or talk to you during your last moment. I take solace knowing that you are now amongst the Angels in Heaven.

Mummy, I want to thank you, for all that you have done. For being so strong all through the years I have known you. You were really a superwoman. You took great care of your daughters, son, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law and grandchildren.. You loved us all from the very start with your warm, kind, and loving heart. Yes, I remember my first visit to see Fola in Ibadan. I wasn't sure of the treatment I will get from you but you gave me such a warm welcome that I felt so relaxed and treated to a sumptuous meal of lafu with ewedu soup and a big stout. I fell in love with you even more than Fola.

Mummy, you were the truest, dearest, mother-in-law I could ever have asked for. I called you a friend, adviser and also a mother. You were a precious gift from God, so much beauty, grace, love, calmness, serenity and patience you possessed. You touched my heart in so many ways, your strength and smile always even on dark days made me realize I had an angel as a mother in-law.

I will forever salute you. God gave me the best mother-in-law in the world.

Thank you mummy, for your dear, sweet love.
Now you’ll watch over us from heaven above.

Mr Frank Egboh (Barrister)
Son in-law
Posted by Michelle Ibezim on May 19, 2021
One of the earliest memories I have of Grandma was when she scolded me for mistakenly keeping a cup of water on a nearby bible. She lectured me on how God’s word should be treated with respect then, made me ask God for forgiveness. As a five year old, I could hardly understand what she was on about. As far as I was concerned, I just wanted to leave the situation and watch Teletubbies. 

As a 19 year old, I often think about this conversation. Though, it may seem like a standard grandmother to granddaughter interaction, it reflects major parts of Grandma’s personality. She was a caring God-fearing woman who always wanted to guide you to be on the right path. I am sure the people who were lucky enough to meet her can testify to this. I also recently saw strength and resilience as key parts of my Grandma’s character. I watched her as she battled one medical challenge after the other, always successfully conquering each one with a reassuring smile on her face. She was clearly a fighter and should be remembered as one. 

Grandma will always be my inspiration and motivation in life, and I will miss her dearly. What gives me comfort is that she is in a better place watching over me and at least making sure I don’t keep another cup on a bible.

Granddaughter- Michelle Ibezim
Posted by Jeff Ibezim on May 19, 2021
Grandma was a very kind person. She was really nice to her grandkids and loved being around us. We used to play catch with a small ball, she’ll throw the ball to me and i’ll throw it back to her. Even though she didn’t talk much, we could all tell what she was always trying to say. We were all connected to her in a particular way. Her grandkids bonded a lot with her through the covid-19 lockdown period. We used to play "Connect 4" which was her favourite game with her and have barbecues outside occasionally. She was a huge impact in all of our lives. When she smiled at us, it felt like a very beautiful sunset. One thing of the things I love about Grandma is her love for God. She feared God and enjoyed worshipping him always ready before us on Sunday mornings even when she had to watch online due to the lockdown. May her soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.
Posted by Oyinda Akintola-Jimoh on May 19, 2021
Eele Grandma, my epitome of joy, the strongest woman I know, I join with the host of heaven to celebrate you. Your legacies will forever remain in our thoughts and hearts, may you rest peacefully❤️

Your Grandson,
Ali Akintola-Jimoh
Posted by Oyinda Akintola-Jimoh on May 19, 2021
We had a wonderful grandmother who never really grew old. Her smile was made of sunshine and her heart was solid gold.

We had a wonderful grandmother, and that’s the way it will always be.

She truly was a special woman. She may have passed on, but her memories would always live on within us.

Thank you for your sacrifices, care and concern. 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 Grandma, we will never forget you and we will always love you forever.

Your Grandson,
Mohammed Akintola-Jimoh
Posted by Oyinda Akintola-Jimoh on May 19, 2021
Grandma, I greet you!

You are specially loved by God and your last moments with us made that very clear!
In your presence was the fullness of the grace and the peace of God, it was felt!
In your silence you said so much.
When you smiled, I was reassured of God’s love for me.
You’re God’s special gift to me!

I remember you walking myself and my brother, Mohammed, to and from Catechism classes in church and solving some of my Math problems in your sixties!
You’re we’re truly incredible!

Forgetting you equates to forgetting my gender, it’s impossible! I’m honored to have been your granddaughter. Thank you for teaching me in silence.

Look grandma! Look what God has done through you!
A complete family, gathered to celebrate you!
Enjoy your dance with God ma, till we meet again.

Your Granddaughter,
Barr. Oyindamola Akintola-Jimoh
Posted by Fola Egboh on May 18, 2021
My Mummy,

According to God’s divine wisdom in creation, man is given only one option for a mother; that option is still not chosen by man but by God.
God saw the end of my life from the beginning and chose you, my dear mother to birth and mother me!
Oh, how God loves me!

Only you my mother, could do all the incredible things you did for us and touch all the lives you did in such a mysterious way!
Sacrifice was your middle name, thank you for forgetting your comfort and not hesitating to do the seemingly impossible for the comfort of your children.

When I went through my first year of widowhood my mummy was right beside me, all year long! She went to the markets for my needs, walked my children to mass, took them for catechism classes and so much more at 66 years!

Mummy does not get angry, but when she does, what we hear is: “Ori e Lorun e Lai...” meaning, your head is on your head for ever! She could not even bring herself to insult another person.

Mummy, it will be impossible to forget your warm smiles, big embrace, kisses to the forehead; your E le, Good morning, O daa ro o, Good afternoon, I love you, Alright o, Amen and your personal song, Glory be to God in the Highest, Amen!
These were the few words we could only enjoy from your blessed lips at the latter part of your life and we hold them so dearly!

I greet you with these words mummy: I believe your voice is clear now, your laughter is loud now, your pain is forgotten now, your jump is high now, your walk is majestic now, your joy is full now at the feet of Jesus!

If I’m asked what my joy is in this situation, my answer would be that you received The Last Sacrament about an hour before you went to be with the Lord.

Also, eternity is a very long time to dance and praise God with you and I look forward to it!

Till we meet to part no more,
Saint Cecilia,
Pray for us!

Your Daughter,
Omolola Akintola-Jimoh (Mrs.)
Posted by Abimbola Ibezim on May 18, 2021
What a privilege to be called your daughter "Omo Mrs Omoyinbo" I wear that as a pride from childhood as it opens doors everywhere I go because of the people you have touched in so many ways.

Iya Bimbo my ever smiling mother - my mother that smiles at storms. You taught me that life is simple for the kind-hearted; You taught me that things can only get better with time.

You loved the Lord and trust him completely. You always go to God on your knees and rolling on the floor at every news in praise and in total submission. I learnt service to humanity from you - you never discriminate you go the whole mile with a smile for everyone and every issue brought to your attention. You are a mother to my friends and a friend to their mothers. I always joke that you are a Nigerian when people are confused about your tribe when trying to place your unique nature.

Being by your bedside and watching you transition to eternal glory with the song "Glory be to God in the highest Amen, Glory be to God in the highest Amen, for your mercies endureth forever Amen, for your mercies endureth forever Amen" was another attribute of your gentle self ever peaceful until the end.

Mum I know you are with God now singing, dancing rolling on the floor in praise and worship without limitation. Continue to do so until we meet again. I LOVE you and celebrate you mummy. 

Abimbola Ibezim.
Daughter.
Posted by Fola Eletu on May 18, 2021
My wonderful mum, you didn't let us know that wonderful smile you had in the hospital was the last I'll see of you. I was trying to cheer you up telling you, don't worry mum, you'll be fine. I didn't realize you were waiting to embrace me before you passed on. I'm still trying to accept that you're no longer with us. I'm still in shock because I didn't know you could be with us one minute and gone within few hours. Wish you could still be with us but I've accepted that heaven has gained a beautiful angel and left it to the will of God.

Where do I start, from my childhood to all the values and trainings you instilled in us your children. How to cook, be humble, treat everyone with respect. You were so selfless and wonderful. Kind hearted and generous. You would stop to give people in need a lift and drop them off to their convenience. You would continuously give alms to those in need. 

You taught us Christianity and all to do and be kind. You were a devoted Catholic to the end. I'm glad you received the Holy Communion before you passed on to God's glory. I take solace knowing you served God with passion.

Your children and grandchildren love and miss you dearly. You were compassionate and warm hearted. 

Despite loosing dad many years ago, you ensured all of us lacked nothing. You supported our education and various careers. You would travel to see every child and grandchild, home and abroad. 

You were a loving mum and a wonderful grandma to all our children. Your smiles and embrace meant everything. We will forever cherish every beautiful moment you spent with us all. 


Your legacy will be upheld. I thank God for the gift of being your child. I'll miss you everyday. 

May your gentle soul continue to rest in the bossom of the Lord. (Amen)


Folake Eletu-Odibo
Daughter
Posted by Fola Egboh on May 18, 2021
MUMI MUMI

Mum... your demise was a rude shock, received with a heavy heart but with gratitude to God. Hmmm!!! You were my best friend, my confident and my mum. Few days before you passed and the day you passed, my spirit was vey troubled, if I knew I would have called just to hear your voice for the last time.
Mama PE, as you were fondly called by dad.

I thank God for the beautiful and amazing memories I have of my wonderful and beautiful mother, you loved and served God with all your heart.

You were the first couple that I know that gave each other a pet name (Achin) The first time dad called you by your pet name, I taught that he sneezed, I said bless you. Later on did I learnt that it was the pet name you gave each other.

You brought us up to be respectful and obedient to those around us.

Whenever I have any guests visiting, you were always there making sure that they are properly looked after.

Your sense of humour was unspeakable when we were all together and you start speaking in Hausa to Akin and Lola making the rest of us feel left out or in Igbo.

Although our hearts may be broken, there’s no need for us to weep, for you are in a wonderful place now, where you are happy and so carefree.

I will miss that little twinkle that used to light up your eyes and I will also miss the sound of your voice, your laughter and your sighs. (Hmm Abi o)

At a tender age with all the helpers in the house, you made sure that I was the one looking after my siblings, calling me their little mummy. I thank you for that, this has made me stronger and wiser to deal with issues which has brought us all closer together. I cannot fill the vacuum you made, but with God on my side I will.....

Your life touched so many people, who became your friends along the way.

I will relish the good memories of you.

Sadly missed but never forgotten.
May your beautiful soul rest in peace.

I really do not want to say goodbye,
So I’ll just wish you eternal peace.

Now that you and dad are both together, I pray you always shine your light on us.

May God repose your soul to heaven.

Mrs Folayemi Egboh (PE)
Daughter

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Posted by 'Denike Adetoro on June 10, 2021
Mommy Omoyinbo, your loss has left a great void that can't be replaced, but you live on in all our hearts and memories. May your soul rest in eternal peace, and may the lord grant the loved ones you left behind the strength to bear this great loss.
Posted by Maryam Olayeni on June 10, 2021
Grandma Omoyinbo, the beautiful Mama Nurse was simply a good woman, mother and citizen. I knew her in the late 80's when Lola Akintola (Nee Omoyinbo) was my classmate in Secondary School. Up till now, she remained a good memory of General Hospital, Adeoyo, Ibadan.
She was caring, homely and very accommodating. She raised her children very well, no wonder they are blessed today. She was a jewel and would remain till eternity.
Adieu Grandma Omoyinbo! Rest on till we meet to part no more!! God bless your soul!!!
Posted by Lola Adeyemi on May 31, 2021
My Dear Mummy
It's amazing how the years fly by ,
And how beautiful the memories the Lord leaves us with .
It seems just like yesterday and I can see mummy in her uniform ready for work and bustling back and forth to take care of everyone.
I remember being in Ibadan in some of those times and she trying to take care of children left behind and being very brave with little tears to show the world.
There are some legacies that can never be filled and some legacies that one must emulate and she is one of them .
We pray that her legacy lives on .
We leave her now in the arms of Jesus never to suffer no more but to be comforted forever .
Hallelujah, Shalom.
Rest In Peace till we meet again in a place of no more sorrow , no more tears and no pain .
her Life

Cecilia Uzoyibo Omoyinbo

"I prefer midwifery practice because it is humanitarian where we take care of mothers and babies and alleviate suffering of the patientsMrs Cecilia Omoyinbo, 5th April 1989.

Throughout her 81 years of life, Mrs Cecilia Uzoyibo Omoyinbo lived reputable life and was admired by all for her beauty, strength, humility. hardworking nature and resilience.  
 Mummy was born on the 1st of January 1940 into the family of Nzekwe from Iwollo, Ezeagu Local Government of Enugu State.  She was the first child of her loving parents, Late Mr Francis and Late Mrs Margaret Nzekwe.  She spent her early years with her parents and siblings.  Her younger brother, Engr. Donatus Nzekwe, a Bulgarian trained Metallurgical Engineer and rtd. Lecturer of Enugu State University of Science & Technology, her sister, Mrs Alice Okechi, married to Mr Linus Okechi, former Editor in Chief and MD of Daily Star and former Press. Secretary to the Enugu State Governor and her sister, Regina Okenchi, married to Military personnel.      
Growing up, mummy had the opportunity to live in the East, North and West of Nigeria, making her skilled in speaking Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa and English languages fluently.  From the East, she and her family moved to the North where she attended St. Theresa’s Convent School in Jos and Kano from 1948 till 1955 and obtained Middle II School Leaving Certificate.  Afterwards, she moved to the West to pursue her interest in Nursing and Midwifery.  From 1957 till 1965, she furthered her education at St. Louis Combined Hospital Owo where she thrived and achieved a Midwifery Grade I and II on 28th December 1965. 

While training at General Hospital Iwo, she met her husband, late Michael Akindele Omoyinbo, a renowned Pharmacist.  Owner of Universal Pharmacy & Chemists and former secretary of Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria.  He was from Ifon, Ose Local Government, Ondo State.  They got married on the 23rd of February 1963 at Saint Mary Catholic Cathedral.
 She excelled in her career as a Midwife and was employed by the Oyo State Hospital Management Board. She worked in various hospitals such as Iwo General Hospital, District Hospital Aiyepe,  Odogbolu General Hospital, Ogbomoso General Hospital, Oyo State Hospital, Oyo, Jericho Nursing Home, Jericho Maternity Hospital, Ibadan and eventually retired as a Chief Matron Officer at Adeoyo Maternity Hospital in Ibadan on the 27th of June 2001.  
You will always find Mama attending a seminar or training because she was keen on developing herself and learning new things in medical field and in businesses.   
Mummy was also known for her peaceful and fair nature.  It is no wonder that on the 25th of May 1998, she was certified by the Ministry of Justice of Oyo State Government as a Justice of Peace.  In this role, she assisted the Oyo State Government in the dispensation of justice and maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the State.                      
She was a devoted Catholic who never misses Catholic doctrine and Mass.   She was an active member of Catholic Women Organisation (CWO).  Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, baking, gardening, travelling especially to visit her children and grandchildren who were a major part of her life.
She built a wonderful family with five children and many grandchildren who will continue to carry her legacy.
May her gentle soul rest in the bossom of the Lord (Amen).

We love you mum.
1st Jan 1940 - 20th Apr 2021
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