her Life
Born in Ila Orangun, Osun State Nigeria on December 30, 1938, Mrs. Balogun attended Holy Child College Lagos, Queen’s College Lagos and Baptist Girls High School Agbor, Nigeria.  She obtained her undergraduate degree at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, USA in the 1960s where she played an active part in the civil rights movement of the time.  Her activism led to a career in social work where she had been an unflinching defender of the oppressed, a champion of the under-served and a promoter of social justice. She obtained her Masters in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin. She continued to reflect these ideals even long after her retirement.  She impacted many lives through her work at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, the university hospitals, and numerous other projects in schools as well as career development centers in the city of Ile-Ife and around.  A dedicated member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Ile-Ife for over 45 years, she was actively involved in the Church school and projects.  She supported visiting missionaries and was well known for her hospitality.  To have known Mrs. Balogun is to have experienced her infectious energy, love of life, no-nonsense stance, can-do attitude and a general commitment to, and investment in, the lives of everyone she met. She fought the good fight, has finished her race, and is resting in the arms of our Lord.

She was preceded in death by her brother Professor Taiwo Daramola and her son Kolawole Balogun.  She is survived by her husband of 54 years Professor Ekundayo E. Balogun, her daughters Professor ‘Toyin Olutoye (‘Yinka) and Mrs. Folake Bamgboye (Chris), grandchildren – Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye II (Adedola), Olutomi Olutoye, David Bamgboye, Lizabeth Bamgboye, Rebeka Bamgboye and numerous other “children”, nephews, nieces, family and friends.  She will be sorely missed, but all our lives have been made better by her impact. We rest in the comfort that she is spending eternity with Jesus Christ.