He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.
  • 38 years old
  • Born on July 27, 1977 in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Passed away on March 12, 2016 in Houston, Texas, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Doyin Fakoya, 38, born on July 27, 1977 and passed away on March 12, 2016. We will remember him forever.


Final Rites for Adedoyin Olayiwola Tikare Fakoya 27 July 1977 to 12 March 2016  

Memorial Service & Candle Light Procession (Nigeria)

Date: Sunday 27th of March 2016

Venue: No 6 Yeside street Aguda Surulere

Time: 4-6.30pm

Burial Arrangements (USA)

Optional Viewing :

Date: Monday, 28th March 2016

Venue: Batchelor Brothers Funeral Home
7112 N.Broad Street Philadephia 
PA 19126 

Time:  5-8pm

Funeral Service :

Date: Tuesday,29th March 2016. 

Venue: Bethel Deliverance International Church

2929 W.Cheltenham Avenue

Wyncote, PA 19095 

Time: 8.30am

Burial Site :

Tuesday, 29th March 2016. 

Venue: Ivy Hill Cemetery

1201 Easton Road Philadelphia, PA 19150  

*Cemetery is five minutes from Bethel Deliverance International Church*


Hotel information:

Candlewood Suites

250 Business Center Drive
Horsham,PA 19044
Tel: 215-328-9119 
online early bookings within the next couple of days $69.99/night---book via website; otherwise  the lock rate is 74.99/night
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Hampton Inn Willow Groove
1500 Easton Road
willow Grove, PA 10090
Tel: 215-659-3535
Rate/ Night $113.52 
Ask for bereavement rate 

SpringHill Suites
2480 Maryland Road
Willow Grove PA, 19090
Tel: 215-657-7800
Rate/ Night $159.00
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*All hotels listed are within 20mins of Church* 



Posted by Buki Olarewaju on 16th March 2019
Doyin, not forgotten. Rest on with Christ
Posted by Seun Okubadejo on 12th March 2019
time flies...rest well Doyin
Posted by Hakeem Atanda on 6th January 2019
That moment of the year u realized something is missing,a sign of unfulfillness,emptiness and the tot of a dear friend crept in and in his usual unassuming style tells ak everything is gonna be fine,u na strong man.This time around is not the crave to succeed,its about the permanent loss of an irreplaceable gem,a friend,a brother,a soulmate,and the emptiness prolong.Doyin I miss u,I can't find words to replace it,we have bn friends for almost your entire life span and there was no moment of critical decision making that I wasn't part of and same in the other way round,ur lost is irreplacable and it's a permanent scare.Doyin baba.....ak is missing u oooo
Posted by Seyi George on 23rd November 2018
Every year I remember you I'm in tears, I haven't been able to to write anything because I'm always crying. I'm upset and sometimes I'm angry, wondering why you had to go. I have to accept you have gone to rest and remember the good times we shared. Even when I cry I see you telling me not to worry that everything is OK. I'm sorry ive not been to Yeside since your candlelight procession. Thank you for being my friend, for sharing your food with me, sharing your shoes and giving me a place to sleep some days I didn't want to go home. Anytime I was with you, I would laugh from the beginning till I left. You were always positive and you taught me how to hustle. I will do as we discussed... Rest well
Posted by Oluwabiyi Opafuye on 18th September 2018
Doyenyen hmmmmn!!! I remember u today and i smiled cos every thot of ur life and times were fun and uplifting moments. You were a true friend and brother , and i miss u so much but our loss is heavens gain..keep resting in the lords Bossom my friend..will stop by ur resting point soonest to lay a wreath..Adieus!!❤️
Posted by Deji Salu on 28th July 2018
Doyin continues to rest in the blossom of our Lord Jesus, remembering you today and always. Happy Birthday. bro.
Posted by Seun Okubadejo on 28th July 2018
rest on bro, may God continue to comfort those you left behind
Posted by Ayodele Afolabi on 27th July 2018
Miss you my dear friend ! May the LORD keep you in his rest till we meet to part no more AMEN
Posted by Nike Okubadejo on 12th March 2018
Oooooh the pain doesn't go away...we only meditate on the memorise created....I still miss you Doyin....I am sure you have seen Abbey by now....she was a fighter. ...I miss her soooo much!. Please give her one of those your bear hugs for me...tell her I still feel her pain...but I know she is in a better place now.. I love you both dearly❤❤
Posted by Wale Haastrup on 12th March 2018
You never left us cause we still see you in your daughter. She is growing into a fine young lady. Bro it still feels like a dream but I know you are in better place. Rest on my personal person, oga mi ti ko ni oga.
Posted by Nike Okubadejo on 27th July 2017
You were always the life of a party Doyin....I can only imagine what your 40th birthday party would have been like.......Happy Birthday Bro!...
Posted by Adeola Muyibi on 27th July 2017
Continue to rest in peace Doyin.
Posted by Tope Imolehin on 10th July 2017
Still feels like yesterday, you are forever loved and missed. Your number is still saved on my phone hoping to hear from you one day. May you continue to rest in perfect peace, Amen. Love you bro!
Posted by Damilola Oshinowo on 12th March 2017
Miss you Bro. Rest easy
Posted by Robert Smart on 12th March 2017
Ore.....Only God knows why......miss you loads.. Rest in gentle peace.......
Posted by Buki Olarewaju on 11th March 2017
Loved, Missed dearly but not never forgotten. A year since you left this earth but forever living on in eternity in the arms of our Saviour and God Jesus Christ.
Posted by Nike Okubadejo on 5th March 2017
Hmmmh Adedoyin....like play like play one year done almost reach wey you waka from this world!..I still miss you so much it hurts. ..O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Posted by Robert Smart on 5th November 2016
Dude .....this time last year we chatted almost every day, this time I can only remember the jokes, the yabis etc... Guy you are in our thoughts always....
Posted by Seun Okubadejo on 27th July 2016
today is your first posthumous birthday. May God continue to comfort the family. Rest well bro.
Posted by Dapo Adeseun on 27th July 2016
Happy Post Humous birthday Adedoyin. Keep resting in the Lord!
Posted by Moji Imolehin on 27th July 2016
May the souls of all the faithful departed, especially the soul of Adedoyin Fakoya through the mercy of God rest in peace. My beloved husband physically gone but not forgotten, I celebrate your life today. Though your life with us was very brief, but your unexpected death makes us realize why we must love one another, forgive each other and enjoy the life that is given to us. Today is a day I will always remember for this day belonged to you Doyin. I miss you more than words can say, I miss you every single day but especially on this day. Happy Birthday Adedoyin!!! I am rest assured that you're resting in the bosom of our creator. I am grateful to God for the privilege of knowing a great man like you, I also want to thank him for bringing you into my life. I am thankful for all the great memories we shared. I love you Adedoyin, and I will continue to pray for you. Thanks for watching over us.
Posted by Comfort Uzoma on 22nd July 2016
Rip Doyin...May ur soul Rest in perfect peace
Posted by Buki Olarewaju on 1st May 2016
Adedoyin Tikare, Been calling your phone, sent you messages, wondering why you were not responding, only to hear the news today, while talking to a friend, who assumed I knew. The sadness in my heart leaves me numb. The prayer and hope is that God has you in a better place, where sorrow, pain and death no longer have any power. Praying for God's comforting arms around your family.
Posted by Olawale Ajala on 26th April 2016
Doyin.. ..it was a pleasure to have become acquainted with you, though briefly. It is evident that you impacted positively in the lives of so many, and it is admired. You leave a beautiful daughter [Feyi] to continue for you, and in your absence, she will want for nothing surrounded by those who Love you and who Love her. Journey well, and rest easy..
Posted by Edward Amakwe on 12th April 2016
I met him just a couple of times but it's so hard to forget him. He was so full of life. Such a wonderful, jovial and smart guy. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Abimbola Onuorah on 29th March 2016
Wow like they say good people dont last.I dont know you but reading those touching tributes make my heart ache.May God grant you eternal rest.Rest In Perfect Peace
Posted by Deji Salu on 29th March 2016
Hmmm! Doyeen, we have come a very, very  long way. I remember every morning you stepped out of your house, your first stop was my house just right beside you, calling Mr D. "se make I call elewa agoyin ni?"  Your genuineness and your loyalty to families and friends was undescribable Doyin.  So much to say about you but i will just keep the memories alive. I normally call you "doyeen de CP" cos you were a crowd puller, a very generous soul that never said 'NO' to anyone. I can still remember when you came to visit me in canada,  you cracked everyone's ribs with your funny jokes, even the meat seller is still asking after you. You lighted  up any place you visited, there was never a dull moment with you. I still can't believe you're gone, but who are we to question God?  Never knew seeing you in Ibadan during our visit would be our  last. I know you're in a better place and I pray that God will protect your daughter and the families you left behind.  You will surely be missed . So long  my friend and brother.
Posted by Jennifer Oti on 27th March 2016
Doyinnnn... You were a wonderful and selfless person. Its hard to believe you are gone. We are still in shock. May you rest in peace dear friend and keep smiling. God bless u.
Posted by Obi Oti on 27th March 2016
Doyenyen, words fail me. How can so much energy, love, happiness, limitless confidence depart from us just like that? You could have lived your life in three different people and they all would be fulfilled. Babaniyen, you brought so much joy to the world that thinking I will not see you again on earth has left a big vacuum in my heart. No matter where you are, I am sure they are happier now than they were before you came. Farewell my friend, bye good man.
Posted by Robert Smart on 27th March 2016
It wasn't too long a call came in with a very lively tone "Robocop...fake Cuba Gooding....I wan marry and na you go be best man....no excuses go buy suit now now....I don tell you o!"....I replied " ol'boy you no say I dey shame " and he said " which kind shame be that, oya no worry we go use one hennessy vsop before the time". Who could say no to such an amazing fellow. Doyin you will be missed. I never got round to giving you that visit. The vacuum has now been created in the lives of all you have come into contact with. I pray God to bless your soul as He embraces you with His care. Rest my friend my brother till that time....Adieu !!!
Posted by Olude Edward on 23rd March 2016
Adedoyin Olayiwola Tikare - Fakoya..... Its hard to believe that you are no more. What a jolly good fellow you were during you life time. our last discussion keeps ringing in my head..... On two occasions when my wife and son visited the states, you still find time to visit them and do the little you can as a friend. I remember you calling me to ask when am i visiting and i told you soon....not knowing you will leave so soon. My friend, you've played a very important role in the lives of many and surely you will be missed.....Adedoyin Olayiwola Tikare Omo Fakoya.... Sun re ooooo. Till we meet and part no more...Adieu bro.
Posted by Roli Aromire on 21st March 2016
You will be truly missed and never forgotten. Rest in peace! May our Lord bless and comfort your family during this time of grief.
Posted by Olanrewaju Salu on 19th March 2016
Can't begin to recount memories with this superhero. I've known him ally life and all I can say is that Doyin Fakoya, is one of the few people blessed with a beautiful heart. I'm certainly gonna miss Mr Finger trick.
Posted by Abimboye Naiwo on 19th March 2016
I woke up this morning and started thinking about Doyin, he would be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayer are with the Fakoya family.
Posted by Gboyega Adedipe on 18th March 2016
A jolly good fella that will not just be missed by family, but by every one that as felt his captivating aura. Rest well in the bossom of our Lord.
Posted by Jonathan Irondi on 18th March 2016
Doyin, may your soul rest in peace. It was a sad news to hear the untimely death of a trusted hard working colleague like you.i lack words to express my sympathy. May God grant your family and friends the heart to bear this irreparable loss. RIP
Posted by Abimboye Naiwo on 18th March 2016
You are a great guy and it was just like yesterday when you came to London with your wife. I will miss you especially for your lovely personality and helpfulness. R.I.P
Posted by Sakinah Yusuff on 18th March 2016
May you rest in perfect peace & May God forgive your shortcomings. Doyin, there is not one person who's been in your presence and doesn't remember you. You brought light into any space you entered. Not only did you openly greet new people, you took the time to converse & welcome them. You left people with smiles on their faces. You made the last two Thanksgivings holidays to remember. You will truly be missed. I'm grateful I was able to thank you before your passing. Times I didn't expect anything from... I only wanted to vent. You stood up for me as if you were my blood brother... Referred to me as family. You always thought about me & my future. I'm laughing and crying while writing this because God knows you've went out of your way. I will always appreciate you Doyin. We have Feyi to look at now... You will continue to shine through her. Love, Sakinah
Posted by Esther Cole on 18th March 2016
Rest in peace my friend. I'm glad I had the pleasure of meeting you here in Houston.
Posted by Esther Cole on 18th March 2016
Rest in peace my friend. I'm glad I had the pleasure of meeting you here in Houston.
Posted by Raheem Oyeku on 17th March 2016
It was only 3 weeks on the project, and tou made auch a great impact on everyone that you came in contact with. The first day of work was my first time I recall talking to you, like everyone else heading to Hotel Zaza we had no clue where the bus to the hotwl was. It was funny, and frustratig for a lot of us, but you found humor in it. I asked you to joing us in the UBER ride, you respectfully declined because you had other folks that weren't sure how they were going to get back to the hotel. (that was nobel) At the hotel several times we meet in the lobby most of the time we were trying to sort out Naija food, and making sure folks eat and patronized your Naija food hookup. Men!, on that short period of time, it seems I have known you for a while, I gave you the nickname "Zaza"that both our colleagues remember vividly the way you reply back "Zaazaa" May your soul rest in perfect peace Doyin Fakoya, Allah knows best.
Posted by Kingsam Ksld on 17th March 2016
Wow! Wow! Wow!,this is very hard for me to believe,because for the past few days now,since i heard about the terrible news,i'm still feeling like am dreaming.Doyin may your soul rest in perfect peace IJN.
Posted by Adeyinka Dosunmu on 17th March 2016
So so so short of words. ADEDOYIN FAKOYA "Mr Happiness" why now? the last time we were meant to see was sometimes in December 2015. was meant to meet u up at Picasso's place (Onike), but i got held up somewhere. if i had known it would be my last opportunity to see u, i would have done everything possible to make that happen. Remember the days of playing Nintendo Wii (Tennis) at your place in lekki and other memories..Your humour, your laughter, your passion..... UNFORGETABLE... As for me, i've got no regret knowing you in this lifetime, and on that note i say Adieu my brother and friend, forever in my heart. TWMA...
Posted by Sarah Akpe on 16th March 2016
Doyin..... This is a great shock.... Our meeting was brief but you left an impression. God indeed knows best. Rest in peace and may the Lord comfort your family and loved ones. Adieu... Sun re o.
Posted by Woley Jaiyesimi on 16th March 2016
Doyin...you might have lived a short life but your memories will forever remain in our hearts.May God Almighty be with your family and the friends you left behind.Rest in peace...
Posted by Akeem Hassan on 16th March 2016
A cluster of memories sprinkled with tears.Wishing God had spared you many more years and ours is just a simple prayer. God bless and keep you in His care.
Posted by Daniel Odofin on 16th March 2016
I knew you for only a moment in time but you shined nevertheless as a good example of manhood. Though you are gone the light you brought to the world will never dim.
Posted by Adedolapo Adekoye on 16th March 2016
It's all been said,what a jolly good fellow you were.. God knows best.. Sleep well.. Friend mi. Adedoyin Fakoya.
Posted by Ayodeji Onaeko on 16th March 2016
bro doyin (ABOVE) still cant believe you cant be with us anymore..... so sad but only GOD knows whatsup. remember when we were little and you were our magician, and the trick you always remove your thumb... last memory was when you came into NIGERIA last year for your wedding. and came to jimi's house looking for G baby, wanted to break the door and you were just shouting SHOLA SHOLA. and i came to tell you he is not home, and you asked if i was alone and i said no with a lady. and you were shouting that " DOESNT SHE KNOW THAT I AM A RAPIST" so funny. and she still asked of you day in and day out. it is well brother........
Posted by Lateefah Nosiru Mustapha on 16th March 2016
I can remember your sense of humor. You were so full of it. God bless your soul. Rest in Peace.

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