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 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 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!



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. 



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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.