ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Deacon Abiola Oloyede, 79 years old, born on July 10, 1941, and passed away on March 30, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Ronke Akerele on May 9, 2021
With loving memories of our beloved Daddy Oloyede, whilst we remain in great shock of your sudden departure to glory, we are thankful to God for the fulfilling and exemplary life you lived.
Daddy Oloyede, you were the most energetic GrandPa we’ve known. You were ever so ready to fix everything that was out of place in your sight and eagerly ready to help and ensure everyone around you were comfortable. Nothing seemed too much or too little to for you to take charge off.

A great gentleman of valour, peaceful and selfless. You emancipated radiance and humility.

It was always a great pleasure to see you and speak with you over the phone, we will miss you.

Thank you for the memories, continue to rest in God’s bosom.

Adieu, Sun re o Daddy!

Yours,

Femi and Ronke Akerele
Posted by Oyeniyi Fasoyinu on May 4, 2021
Daddy Abiola Oloyede; he was my father’s bossom friend. He (and mummy) visited us quiet often in the 80s and 90s. He and my dad were with me at MMI in Lagos, June 2002 when I left Nigeria. One of my dad’s beloved, you have lived a life of fulfillment, fought the good fight and ran the good race. You have gone to a place of eternal rest where there is peace and joy, forever. I admired you a lot!
May the Lord almighty grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss. He will grant you all the solace. “He will be your shield and shelter, the Lord will bless and keep you; the Lord will make His face shine upon you; the Lord will lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace...” - Num 6:24-26
Email: neyo77@gmail.com
Posted by Tolulope Atobatele on May 3, 2021
Egbon mi, Daddy Agege, as my children call you, you left on that fateful day of March 30th without farewell.
My children found it so difficult to break the news to me. And when it was finally broken, it felt as if the world was going to crumble.
Till now, it all feels like you've travelled but your date of return is known to God.

Your life was full of love, kindness, peace. The relationship we shared is unexplainable. God created you for a purpose and that purpose as fulfilled.
We've been together since we were teenagers and I never knew you to be angry with anyone.
You were always so prayerful and you sought peace with all men. You were so loving and accommodating, always looking out for others and helping financially and spiritually.

Your generous spirit can never be forgotten. You were always visiting and bearing gifts as often as you could.
I always look forward to your visits. You'd sing, pray and commit us all into the hands of God.

Egbon mi, I miss you. We miss you so much.
The gap you left can never be filled. I thank God for your life. I know we will meet again to part no more.

Abiola, Omo Oba Adio, Arikoko Otepe - as my mother used to greet you.
Sun re o.

'Lolade Atobatele and children.
Posted by Ola Williams on April 28, 2021
We cannot lose anything or anyone IN HIM through WHOM we have GAINED ALL THINGS.

I join the entire family of the Oloyedes to thank the Lord for the life of our dear Daddy. He was and remains a father all true and all through.

I remember with childish eyes, watching this excellent man from our bedroom window at number 5, Jolaoso Street, Obanikoro, every work day of the week, preparing his car early in the morning ready to take the wife to work, the children to school and go about his business. He did it every day. Every morning. His routines went like clockwork and always excited us next door too to get up, get ready and get going. Always quiet but obviously very focused and disciplined. Never found fighting or seen drunken. Never! Always reserved and keen in his outlook. Smartly dressed and all well put together. A model of a man on mission. Someone I always admired. It was easy to do. He had a winning aura. It was spontaneous to like him and to want to be like him. A natural leader. I feel Mummy Kemi, Kemi herself, Tunji and Bode were specially privileged to know, love and call him "Daddy!"

I remembered with prideful joy, that day he came over to my parents to announce that they had been blessed with their own brand new home. A glowing confirmation that hardwork, resilience, resourcesfulness and resolution are true and genuine attributes of this great man and indeed virtues to emulate of him. It was mixed feelings thereafter for me and my siblings and I guess also my parents too, when the family relocated to that faraway place near Iju! Our best neighbours and friends from Obanikoro left us... I felt so happy for them to have their own home, brand new and all and all belonging to them! For me, a worthy achievement. But I was sad we weren't going to be seeing them again...Oh what a joy I had when we visited and were at the housewarming ceremony of the new place! It was a celebration. A confirmation of God's favour and blessedness. And the place wasn't all that far after all...We looked forward to many more visits and our families weren't separated by distance. And we the children grew and so did our relationships.

I remember the pride and joy on Daddy's face at Shomolu on Kemi's wedding day! That was a very beautiful picture of a man who believed God and was grateful for his blessings.

Daddy Abiola Oloyede, a doting and dutiful husband to his darling wife and a loving though strict father and nurturer to his seeds: Kemi, Tunji and Bode together with their own families, is sleeping now. Resting from all his bodily labours and toil but the love of his spirit and soul lingers with us all who were privileged and blessed by his life. I am one of them. There will be a morning after this night of sorrow and separation. I pray the Lord to preserve his soul and that of all others as well as ours. We all shall gather as living witnesses of eternal love at the Lamb's feet, where there will be no more pain or sad parting. I look forward to seeing Daddy Oloyede and my dear loving mother on that glorious banquet table...Sleep on, valiant soldiers of Christ. Sleep on. Till again we meet at His feet.
Good night Sir, for now...We continue to live and love you! We shall follow in your footsteps and keep dear to heart all the many lessons learnt from you and the example of your life, dedication and devotion...And soon, we say Good Morning...
Posted by sunny oly on April 26, 2021
Grandpa -Deacon Abiola Oloyede , may the Almighty God grant your soul eternal rest in His bosom. When we know that no amount of bemoaning, crying will bring the departed back to life,we accept Godswill for your life, angels are already jubilating for your arrival.May God grant your wife, children and numerous relations the fortitude to bear the irrepairable loss. Sir (Engr) & Lady Uwaezuoke Sunny Oly KJW.
Posted by Okoro Grant on April 25, 2021
Grandpa,you were such a kind and humble man. Thank God you lived a good life. You Will be forever missed. Keep resting sir. Grant& Ebere.
Posted by Chilasa Ike on April 25, 2021
Our in-law, was a man was a man with a good heart and of innumerable noble qualities, little wonder he raised a son of noble qualities in the person of our son- in-law Bode Oloyede.
We wish you stayed a little while longer with us, but our heavenly father obviously needs you more. We can not question God for all he does is perfect. In-law you will be remembered forever.
Go well in-law, till we meet at the feet of our Lord.
Chief & Chief Mrs Okoro Ike and family
Posted by Ugoo Ike on April 25, 2021
Grandpa, you were an amazing human being. The few times I spent with you, I noticed particularly that your SELFLESS NATURE is top notch. I'm happy you lived a good and selfless life.
Surely you will be given much honour and praise in heaven.
Adieu Sir!!
Posted by Chidinma Ewelukwa on April 25, 2021
Grandpa, it is very sad that you had to go now, though I have never met you in person but I feel I have known you for a while, courtesy of your daughter - in - law, Mrs Joy Oloyede who always brags about how selfless, hardworking, humble,loving and caring you are.
May your soul find eternal rest!!
Posted by Ngozi Kebs on April 24, 2021
Grandpa,it was a shocking news when I heard of your demise.I even felt worse and helpless when I visited grandma and saw the shock and disappointed witten all over her.i believe you are in a better place,thank you soon much for all you did for us,I wished you stayed a little longer.We loved you but God loves you more.RIP a rare gem.
Posted by Adelowo Oyinlola Ebunlomo... on April 20, 2021
Daddy like no other,l didn't know you will gone so soon.l was hoping l have more years to see you and get more advise from you.l will miss hearing your voice every Sunday asking how my family was doing,if there is constant supply of electricity,if rain fell.
Daddy left an impact on every person he meet even strangers. My kids talk about how amazing you are and how they want to grow up and be a better man like you.l will miss you because there will never be another one to replace you.AdieuDad.
Posted by Olajide Sofela on April 20, 2021
On behalf of the entire Alade/Olowosokedile CDA, we celebrate the life and times of our immediate past chairman. A man of integrity, a man that gives a new meaning to friendship, an amiable grandfather. Words are not enough to express the love and Joy we shared together first as our immediate past chairman and also one of our elders. We pray that you rest in the bossom of the Lord and that the Almighty will give your immediate family and the entire community the fortitude to bear the loss. RIP
Posted by Oyinlola Omoniyi Anuoluwa... on April 20, 2021
Grandpa, I miss you. We will continue to carry on your legacy as you have taught us and share the light like you have. You are not with us anymore but you live in our hearts and the memories we created together. “Love like God love us” is my favorite quote you told me. It won’t be the same without you especially when I go home and I don’t see you but I know you are in a better place and as you showed me what true love is, you are doing just that to everyone in heaven. Thank you for being the best grandpa i could ever wish for. Till we meet again
Posted by Precious Nkamere on April 20, 2021
To leave in the heart of those you love is not to die. Precious is the death of a child of God. Your sudden death created a big vacuum in us. Who are we to question Your Creator! You are Heaven's gain and our loss. Rest on worthy servant of the Most High God till we all meet at the Master's feet. You are and will be greatly missed in Alade-Olowosokodile CDA. (Sign: Mrs Nkamere- Financial Sec, Alade Olowosokedile CDA.
Posted by Akintayo Omotayo on April 19, 2021
Grandpa!!
It was a rude shock when i heard of your departure to Glory.
Daddy you really were to me and with so much love to go round all that ever came around and about you.
You took life simple and taught and helped others to do so.
So energetic and vibrant, firm and gentle, dependable and so much more you were......
After my wedding, you were 1st to come know where i live with my husband.
I even had the effrontery to bring my school daughter to live in your house and she remained after i had left cos your heart was so large....
Your sacrifices to attend Lagos PTA on behalf of my parents, in-spite of tight Lagos schedules, you dropped and picked me up from my school bus terminal every resumption and vacation.....
It was always fun cos you very carefully filled any vacuum plus much "spoilings"
Your good works, in the family, church, everywhere you went, indeed follows you!
Rest on Daddy!
I pray the comfort that God's Spirit alone can give be upon Grandma and the entire family in Jesus name. Amen!!
Posted by Gbemiga Adelowo on April 15, 2021
This is yet another sad reminder that no one gets out of this life alive. In addition to the many wonderful things you were Daddy, you were such an attentive listener. It's our prayer that the legacy you left continues to live through us.
Posted by Omobolaji Adelowo on April 15, 2021
I was out of words when I heard of Grandpa's death
But I take comfort in the life you lived and the legacy you left

As a child, a teen, and an adult
You showed me that leadership is about leading from the front

In a world where people tend to get complicated, so full of drama
Dilligence and simplicity above all, was your biggest armour

Your warm heart made your house my home
Your vibrance strenghthened my bones, helped gird up my loin.

I fondly remember the times I spent with you like it was yesterday
Waking up so early to wash the car before you was usually my first challenge of the day
How quickly the car-wash sessions turned to STEM lectures
And at the end came the test with all the practical questions

I often went through the day asking myself "what would Grandpa do?"
Thought it, then had it done
And Yes! I always fell short
but would wake up the next day more motivated to continue
Thank you Grandpa! Because these attempts made me a better son

Now I have grown into a better man
A result of the seeds you planted
Though it's sad that you're no more
The light you brought to our lives will shine on...

REST IN PEACE GRANDPA!



Posted by Adelowo Kenny on April 13, 2021
Oh Daddy ! It was like a dream when I heard of your transition. We thank God for your good life Daddy. We will continue to cherish your love, kindness, teaching , prayers and support. We love you Daddy and we are comforted that you have gone to a better place.
Rest on beloved Daddy !
Posted by Femi Oyedeji on April 12, 2021
Daddy, your death came to me as a shock, but again I give God the glory for the good life you lived, the legacy you have given me, I will continue to keep with me forever. Your gentleness, words of wisdom, encouragement and message of peace were unmatched. Your sense of humour was exceptional even in old age. In our trying times, you stood solidly behind us and guided us. Thank you sir! No doubt , the Oyedeji's will surely miss you Sir. Continue to rest in the blossom of the Lord, Amen.
Posted by TOLULOPE DARAMOLA on April 12, 2021
Daddy, O ga o!! Just like that!!! I knew you afar but your virtues were very undoubtedly evident. You were a gentle, amiable, very unassuming and pleasant personality. You were an exemplary child of God, no doubts. We will really miss you. May God continue to strengthen and uphold mummy for us and the whole family at large. We take solace in the fact that eternity is sure by faith in Christ Jesus and that hope cannot be taken away by death. Glory to God. Rest on sir!!!
Canon Dr. Tolu & Mrs. Taiwo Daramola & Family
Posted by Tosin Adelowo on April 12, 2021
To know you was to love you daddy. Your spirit and energy was contagious, you were always hardworking, active, and willing to help out. Till today, I still recognise how so much like you my dad is. Seeing that he spent a considerable amount of time with you in his formative years, I'm 100% certain your exemplary attributes rubbed off on him. Everyone loved you and always had a smile around you. You'll be sorely missed. Rest on Daddy!
Posted by Aikhoje Funmilayo on April 12, 2021
Dearest Grandpa, the news of your demise is still like a shock, but my consolation is that you were a lover of God, you were so kind, full of compassion , always want everyone to be happy above all selfless. Adieu Grandpa. We love and miss you. May the good Lord grant your Loving soul external rest. You will be greatly missed.
Posted by Modupe Ayara on April 9, 2021
Daddy Oloyede was a caring father. He and my dad were close friends and I could remember each time he visited us, my siblings and I, then children, were always excited knowing that we would receive some gifts on his departure. Fast forward to the time I was in Lagos for my NYSC, he always checked on me like a father would. I could remember weekend visits to Daddy and Mummy Oloyede, with both of them doting on me. He had a warm and endearing personality, which was not associated with most dads of his generation. We thank God for the time Daddy Oloyede spent with family and friends. May God console Mummy Oloyede, Bode and siblings, as well as the rest of the family.
Posted by Abiola Olawuyi on April 8, 2021
Dn. Oloyede was an amazing father figure. A shoulder to rest upon as he stood firmly during the darkest of times till he was called to glory.

The Olawuyis
Posted by ikechukwu ike on April 8, 2021
Grandpa, it is still news to me that u have gone to be with the lord, however, not minding how difficult it is to digest the news bearing in mind how wonderful and nice you were to everyone around u I pray that almighty father grant your soul eternal rest till we meet to path no more. Amen!
Posted by BUNMI OGUNLEYE on April 8, 2021
Hunmmmmn you are going to be missed dearly, you are such a humble man worthy of emulation.
The news of your death shocked me when I heard it because it's the least news I was expecting, to hear,you were so energetic the last time I saw you.
But God knows best. Keep on resting in the bosom of the Lord baba rere
I pray that the Lord will comfort and console the family and Fbc family.
Adieu
Posted by FAITH AKINTAYO on April 8, 2021
Hmmmmmmmmmm!!!

At last you are finally resting and resting indeed Daddy!!!

Even though your departure is painful but we are sure its a restful journey u embarked on!!!!

I pray that Holy Spirit the consoler will be with our Mummy ,children,family and all the church members in Jesus mighty name Amen.

I also pray we will all make heaven as our daddy has made it, so that our joy will be infinite,amen.

Rest on our beloved Daddy
Posted by Oloyede Bukola on April 8, 2021
Grandpa was my hero. He was the most courageous and resourceful man. I never questioned if he loved or cared for me because he made it so obvious whenever we were together or made a phone conversation. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him and smile. I miss him and my soul knows he's at peace. Rest on Grandpa!!

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Posted by Ronke Akerele on May 9, 2021
With loving memories of our beloved Daddy Oloyede, whilst we remain in great shock of your sudden departure to glory, we are thankful to God for the fulfilling and exemplary life you lived.
Daddy Oloyede, you were the most energetic GrandPa we’ve known. You were ever so ready to fix everything that was out of place in your sight and eagerly ready to help and ensure everyone around you were comfortable. Nothing seemed too much or too little to for you to take charge off.

A great gentleman of valour, peaceful and selfless. You emancipated radiance and humility.

It was always a great pleasure to see you and speak with you over the phone, we will miss you.

Thank you for the memories, continue to rest in God’s bosom.

Adieu, Sun re o Daddy!

Yours,

Femi and Ronke Akerele
Posted by Oyeniyi Fasoyinu on May 4, 2021
Daddy Abiola Oloyede; he was my father’s bossom friend. He (and mummy) visited us quiet often in the 80s and 90s. He and my dad were with me at MMI in Lagos, June 2002 when I left Nigeria. One of my dad’s beloved, you have lived a life of fulfillment, fought the good fight and ran the good race. You have gone to a place of eternal rest where there is peace and joy, forever. I admired you a lot!
May the Lord almighty grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss. He will grant you all the solace. “He will be your shield and shelter, the Lord will bless and keep you; the Lord will make His face shine upon you; the Lord will lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace...” - Num 6:24-26
Email: neyo77@gmail.com
Posted by Tolulope Atobatele on May 3, 2021
Egbon mi, Daddy Agege, as my children call you, you left on that fateful day of March 30th without farewell.
My children found it so difficult to break the news to me. And when it was finally broken, it felt as if the world was going to crumble.
Till now, it all feels like you've travelled but your date of return is known to God.

Your life was full of love, kindness, peace. The relationship we shared is unexplainable. God created you for a purpose and that purpose as fulfilled.
We've been together since we were teenagers and I never knew you to be angry with anyone.
You were always so prayerful and you sought peace with all men. You were so loving and accommodating, always looking out for others and helping financially and spiritually.

Your generous spirit can never be forgotten. You were always visiting and bearing gifts as often as you could.
I always look forward to your visits. You'd sing, pray and commit us all into the hands of God.

Egbon mi, I miss you. We miss you so much.
The gap you left can never be filled. I thank God for your life. I know we will meet again to part no more.

Abiola, Omo Oba Adio, Arikoko Otepe - as my mother used to greet you.
Sun re o.

'Lolade Atobatele and children.
his Life

A Glimpse into Daddy’s Autobiography

In the beginning 
Deacon Abiola James Oloyede was born on the 10th of July 1941 in Ile-Ife, Osun State to Pa. Chief Emmanuel Abioye Oloyede and Madam Marian Oloyede.

Personal life
Deacon Oloyede was married to Mrs. Ajibike Oloyede and they are blessed with 3 lovely children and 4 grandchildren.

Formal Education 
Deacon Oloyede began his formal education at Anglican Primary School, Ilare, Ile-Ife (1955 - 1957) and Olubadan Primary School, Ibadan (1958 - 1960) and then proceeded to Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo, (1961- 1965) for his secondary education. After completing his secondary studies with distinction he went ahead to pursue and complete a degree in electrical & electronics engineering at the Grantham College of Engineering in California (1976 - 1979).

Technical Training 
  • 1966 - 1969: P&T Training School, Oshodi.
  • 1968 - 1969: Final & Full Technological certificates in telecommunications - City & Guilds of London Institute.
Career
Deacon Oloyede worked in the Federal Ministry of Communication between 1966 - 1972 and joined I.T.T Nigeria limited in 1973, where he worked for 15 years. He was the founder and CEO of Abi James Electronics Company, a telecommunications company that provided products and services to several multinational companies in Nigeria.

Offices Held
Deacon Oloyede held many offices in the church and his local community, he was a cheerful giver who was always willing to serve others, some of the offices he held included;

  • Deacon First Baptist Church (FBC), Shomolu
  • Secretary, FBC, Shomolu 
  • Auditor, FBC, Shomolu
  • Treasurer, FBC, Shomolu
  • President, Ife Ooye progressive movement 
  • Secretary, Alade/Olowosokedile CDA
  • Chairman, Alade/Olowosokedile CDA
  • Financial co-ordinator, Alade/Olowosokedile CDA

Transition to Glory

Deacon Oloyede, till his death on Tuesday March 30th, 2021 was vibrant, full of energy and graceful. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and confidant. He was a lover of sports and in his early school days, was a member of the volleyball and football team.  He was passionate about simplicity and hard-work. He always demonstrated a very deep sense of responsibility and integrity in his professional, personal and social relationships with everyone. These attributes helped him to propel through very humble beginnings in his early life into a truly fulfilling end. He was very grateful and satisfied no matter the situation. He will be remembered for being a very caring and exemplary human, who lived his life beyond himself. 



Recent stories
Shared by Miriam Chukwu on April 8, 2021
Grandpa, a man I really didn't spend so much time with but the few times we spent together, you impacted greatly in my life and that of my family. A man worth emulating. His patience and hard work is next to nothing. The care he shows is undefined. Grandpa we will forever miss you. We are happy as u sleep peacefully because u are in the bossom of our Father in heaven. 
Farewell grandpa.