ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Engineer Babatunde Olaniyan. We will remember him forever.
Posted by JOHN IZIKEN on December 25, 2020
Death Leaves a Heartache no One can Heal.
I Love You Brother Tunde.
May gently soul continue to rest in Peace with the Lord.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on December 11, 2020
Happy posthumous birthday. Your memories are sweet and the legacies you left behind are growing stronger. To God be the glory. 
I love you.
Posted by olumide okunlola on July 23, 2020
Your soul keep marching on. Continue to have your deserved rest. We miss your loving heart.
Posted by JOHN IZIKEN on July 23, 2020
It's Very Hard To Forget You Babatunde.
You Gave Us So Much To Remember You.
REST IN PEACE.
Posted by oluseyi okunlola on July 23, 2020
9 years since you left us. Still think about you and what an amazing uncle, father and human being you are. God bless the family you left behind and hope to meet you another day. May soul forever rest in paradise. Unforgotten and an amazing role model you were. God bless
Posted by Bola Adelakun on July 23, 2020
Daddy Daddy, another year has passed .... 9 years just like that.....but your loving memories remain fresh in our hearts.. We continue to take solace in the fact that God knows best. Continue to rest in the bosom of Jesus Christ our Lord our dear daddy.
Posted by Shola Ayeni on July 23, 2020
Hmm, your memory is evergreen in our hearts. It seems like yesterday, I remember your smile, calmness and easy going attributes as if you are still around.
God knows best and to Him be all the glory for a life spent to the glory of God and impact made.
Continue to rest in peace.
May God continue to rain His perpetual blessing on your wife and children in Jesus mighty name.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on July 23, 2020
To God alone be all the glory.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on December 31, 2019
Another year has passed without your physical presence. We give all the praises and thanksgiving unto God for His Divine Presence.
We miss you, but we know you are our special Angel. Your memories are sweet. Akande Odi, continue your deserved rest. I love you and really miss you.
Posted by Olawale Lawal on July 25, 2019
Continue to rest in peace on the bosom of our Lord till we meet again. We all miss you dearly.
Posted by oluseyi okunlola on July 23, 2019
May you continue to rest in paradise. God bless your family and we miss you dearly. We remember you today as we will every other day.
Posted by Ayodele Opadina on July 23, 2019
The loving memories are as fresh as ever continue to rest with the saints.
Posted by Bola Adelakun on July 23, 2019
Daddy Daddy, you are gone but never forgotten. Memories of your sweet & gentle words of encouragement, love and godly wisdom will continue to live on in our hearts.
Continue to rest in God's perfect peace in Jesus name.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on July 23, 2019
To God be the glory for His greatness in our lives. It is well with our souls.
Bami agba, you are much loved and you are greatly missed.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on May 27, 2019
"Didun ni iranti awon olododo" We shall meet to part no more in the sweet by and by. I love you.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on December 31, 2018
" Ibiti to sinmi de, mi o mo pe mo le de be, mo yin O logo o."
To God be the glory. Akande odi, continue to enjoy your deserved rest in the bosom of our Lord. I love you.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on December 11, 2018
Happy birthday in heaven. Your memories are sweet. I love you and will cherish you till we meet to part no more. Akande odi, omo epo, omo ewa.
Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord.
Posted by Bola Adelakun on July 24, 2018
Dear Daddy daddy, It has not been the same without you but our trust and hope is in God. keep resting in the bosom of the Lord.
Posted by Shola Ayeni on July 23, 2018
Dear beloved uncle
You were indeed a rear gem.
I thank God for the life you leaved, the love and kindness you demonstrated.
May God's love, kindness, peace, goodness and mercy perpetually follow your wife and children that you left behind.
You are dearly missed and your memory will be forever green in our hearts.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on July 23, 2018
Another year has rolled by with God's ever abiding presence keeping us strong. We thank God for your legacies which are still our strength. God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts. I love you and I dearly miss you. To God be the glory, you are safely home.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on July 20, 2018
"What a Friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and griefs to bear,
What our privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer."
Thank you Jesus for Your love. To you be all the Glory.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on May 28, 2018
We honor your memory today Bami Agba. You continue to live on in our hearts. I love you and dearly miss you.
Posted by Babatunde Olaniyan on December 11, 2017
On this day in 1949 you were born Dad. You may not be here to celebrate but your presence is still felt everyday. I reminisce about you daily and can only imagine the peace you are experiencing with our Heavenly Father. I thank God for you being my Dad and my guardian angel. Happy Birthday and love you
Posted by olayide olaniyan on December 11, 2017
"Beyond The Sunset"

Should you go first and I remain to walk the road alone
I'll live in memory's garden dear with happy days we've known
In spring I'll wait for roses red when fades the lilacs bloom
And in early fall when brown leaves fall I'll catch a glimpse of you.

Should you go first and I remain for battles to be fought
Each thing you've touched along the way will be a hallowed spot
I'll hear your voice I'll see your smile, though blindly I may grope
The memory of your helping hand will buoy me on with hope.

Beyond the sunset oh blissful morning,
when with our Saviour heaven is begun,
Earth's toiling ended oh glorious dawning, 
beyond the sunset when day is done

Should you go first and I remain to finish with the scroll
No lessening shadows shall ever creep in to make this life seem droll
We've known so much of happiness we've had our cup of joy
And memory is one gift of God that death cannot destroy,

I want to know each step you take that I may walk the same
For someday down that lonely road you'll hear me call your name
Should you go first and I remain, one thing I'll have you do
Walk slowly down that long, long path for soon I'll follow you
In that fair homeland we'll know no parting beyond the sunset for evermore.

Happy birthday in Heaven, I miss you Bami Agba.
Earth has no sorrow, that Heaven cannot touch.
To God be the Glory. I love you.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on August 12, 2017
Committed to mother earth 6 years ago this day, how time flies. I cherish your memories daily. I love you.To God be the glory, still marching on in His strength.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on July 23, 2017
Akande odi, Omo epo, omo ewa. Ma sun lo laya Oluwa re.
I love you, but Jesus loves you more. To Him alone be all the glory.
Posted by olumide okunlola on July 23, 2017
Sweet is your memory sir our dearest and living brother. We remember you every day and we are consoled with the word in Psalm 30.5. Continue to rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Gboyega Ogunyemi on July 23, 2017
Àwon mìmo! Ijà nwon pin,
Nwon ségùn aìyè nìkèhìn,
Nwon kò fe ohùn ijà mo,
Nwon dà won sí ese Jesu,
Àwon mìmo! enì ibùkún,
Isìmì won mbè lésé Jesu!.
Sweet is your memory in our hearts. We love you always.
Ogunyemi's.
Posted by Shola Ayeni on July 23, 2017
Hmmmm, how time flies...
Uncle, you are indeed dearly missed. The memory of your gentleness and kindness will never be forgotten. Continue to rest in peace.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on July 19, 2017
We've come this far by faith
Leaning on the LORD
Trusting in His Holy Word
He never failed me yet
Oh' can't turn around
We've come this far by faith"

To God be the glory. "For I know Whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day."
Posted by olayide olaniyan on May 29, 2017
On this Memorial Day Babs, I remember again as ever. Your love, wisdom, truthfulness,faith, legacy, good deeds and much more; and also all my loved ones that are in Glory. My 2 mothers, dad and sister.
My heart is heavy, but at the same time glorifying God, for His loving kindness unto me and the children. I love you and I greatly miss you.

"Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God."
Posted by olayide olaniyan on April 2, 2017
Bami agba, finally Mama arrived safely home just like you did . Setting her eyes on her husband and son in glory. Oh, what a reunion. I miss you more Babs, now that Mama is gone . What a hollow her departure created in my heart and another great loss to me. All I can say is to God be the glory while enduring this pain of her demise. Akinkanju , mama rere, sun re o. I will never forget you. I love you.
Posted by Babatunde Olaniyan on December 11, 2016
Happy Birthday Dad. Truly miss you everyday. Love you much.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on December 11, 2016
Another birthday in heaven with Jesus. I miss you Bami Agba, but to God be the glory, you are safely home. I love you.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on December 11, 2016
Hello Dad, your love and your kindness will be forever missed as the title of this website implies. Thank you though dad for all that you did for me even in the short time I had with you. Love you dad Happy birthday.
Your son Oluwafeola Olaniyan
Posted by olayide olaniyan on August 13, 2016
5 years ago today, you were committed to mother earth, missing you as ever, your death has taught me a lot, that love is not about who you can see spending your life with; it is about who you cannot see spending your life without. The memories came back flooding me like water , especially as my dear friend close to my heart is being committed to mother earth on this day as well. Grief is a journey that sooner or later we all must take , it's how we take the journey that makes all the difference. Babs I miss you everyday, but I rejoice in the fact that God has been faithful to us . By His grace, we are 5 years stronger.
Posted by Gboyega Ogunyemi on July 23, 2016
Yhmb 616 of The Methodist Hymn book says :
Fun awon mimo ti nwon ti simi;
Ti won f' igbagbo jewo re laiye;
Jesu, oko Re l' ao ma yin titi;
Alleluya!.
Happy 5th Memorial.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on July 23, 2016
5 years on! To God be the glory. Babs you are greatly missed. Akande odi , omo epo , omo ewa , Bami agba, sun re o. I love you.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on July 23, 2016
It has been five years since your passing daddy and now we're going to honor you by having fun in your name today. I miss you daddy. Your son, Oluwafeola.
Posted by Babatunde Olaniyan on July 23, 2016
I can't believe it's been 5 years since your passing dad. I feel your presence everyday within my life whether it is something we did together or something you told me so that I could prepare for what lays ahead through this journey we call life. I thank you very much for being a special angel unto the family and me. I will continue to carry on the name of Babatunde because I must carry on your legacy. Miss and love you much. Your son, BJ
Posted by Olawale Lawal on July 23, 2016
It's hard to believe 5 years has passed since you left us. Feels like yesterday. We miss you so dearly. Your words of courage, words of wisdom, your moral and spiritual support. How much more can I count. You were one in a million, a rear breed, a Loving husband, a caring and dedicated father, a great and dependable brother and confidant.
On behalf of my family, I wish you a continued rest in peace on the blossom of our Lord till we meet to parth no more.
Posted by oluseyi okunlola on July 23, 2016
Just to let you know we miss you everyday. Your absence is felt everyday and we miss you dearly. I know you are looking over us and blessing us with your spirit. We love you and miss you. Your caring nature, your loving heart and your calmness through all situations is a trait I will forever keep with me. I pray for your family too and hope we meet again. Oluseyi Okunlola
Posted by David Alabi on July 23, 2016
I can't believe is been five years and you will forever be missed
Posted by olayide olaniyan on June 10, 2016
Oluwa mi modupe.
Babs, we love you , but Jesus loves you more. I miss you. Abiyamo ti ko pada lehin omo. You are our special angel.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on May 7, 2016
I miss you.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on December 31, 2015
To God be the glory for His favour on me and our children; for God did not allow the enemies to triumph over us.(Psalm 41:11). Babs, with the closing of 2015, I say good night again till the dawn of day when we shall meet to part no more. You are loved; you are much loved. You were loved in life, and you are still loved in death. Bami agba, omo epo, omo ewa, continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord you loved dearly. We will forever cherish you. Good night.
Posted by Gboyega Ogunyemi on December 16, 2015
Happy posthumous belated birthday to you. We believe you're being celebrated in heaven. We love you, think about you and pray for you everyday, sleep on "Revered Saint". The Ogunyemi's.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on December 11, 2015
Happy birthday to you in heaven. You are much loved. You were there for me in life and even now, your impact is still greatly and lovingly felt in my life. Continue to rest in the Lord till I see you. I love you and I miss you dearly.
Posted by Shola Ayeni on July 27, 2015
Hmmm, Iku mu enire lo. We thank God for a life well lived, to God be the glory. May God continue to sustain and bless the loved ones you left behind.
Continue to rest in God's bosom, till we meet again.
Posted by olumide okunlola on July 23, 2015
Sweet is the memory of the dead. As we remember you today, we know you are in the bosom hand of the Almighty. I cherish every minute we spent together and your brotherly concern and wise counsel. Your wife has been a jewel of inestimable value and your children have been fulfilling the wonders of God's glory. As a shining star, l did not know you will leave so soon but God used you for us despite the shortness. I am always grateful to God for having you firstly as a brother, and secondly as a brother-in-law. You are a brother to have at all times and only few share this quality. Thank you so much as l will always remember you till we meet to part no more. Olumide Okunlola
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Posted by JOHN IZIKEN on December 25, 2020
Death Leaves a Heartache no One can Heal.
I Love You Brother Tunde.
May gently soul continue to rest in Peace with the Lord.
Posted by olayide olaniyan on December 11, 2020
Happy posthumous birthday. Your memories are sweet and the legacies you left behind are growing stronger. To God be the glory. 
I love you.
Posted by olumide okunlola on July 23, 2020
Your soul keep marching on. Continue to have your deserved rest. We miss your loving heart.
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Shared by Shola Ayeni on July 23, 2019
Hmmm, I can't believe it's 8years since you departed this world. Time has indeed flown by. One thing is certain, the grace and glory of God in the lives of your beloved wife and sons.
I know God knows best, we still miss you dearly.
Continue to rest in the bossom of your God.
Shared by olayide olaniyan on July 22, 2013

God looked around His beautiful garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the Earth and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest, with the help of His angels they flew you to your heavenly place. God's garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best, He knew you were suffering, He knew you were in pain, He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills too hard to climb, He closed your weary eyelids and whispered "peace be Thine"
It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone.
For part of me went with you the day God called you home. 
I don't know what to say Babs, saying I miss you is an understatement. But God knows the best. He giveth and He taketh, Glory be to His Holy Name.
With Him I rest my case.  

Shared by olayide olaniyan on December 29, 2011

 

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14:2-3)

 

 

 

 

 

Babatunde was the first of 8 children born to the late Chief J.A. Olaniyan, retired Chief Superintendent of Police, and Mrs. Mary Ibiyemi Olaniyan in Sapele, Nigeria. Due to his father’s profession as a policeman, he attended Anglican Primary School, Ikeja, Lagos, St. Andrews Primary School, Ibara Abeokuta and Alafia Institute, Mokola, Ibadan for his primary education. Engineer Babatunde attended African Grammar School Ile-Ife for his secondary education where he distinguished himself as a sports man and helped to win the football championship, as he was a good "left-footer". Babatunde proceeded to Mayflower School Ikenne for his advanced level education.

 In 1976, Babatunde relocated to the United States of America to further his studies and resided in Passaic County, New Jersey. He attended Montclair State University, where he graduated in 1982 as an Industrial Engineer. Babatunde was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church, 145 Paulison Avenue, Passaic, New Jersey, and was a lay speaker and member of the Intercessory Ministry and Evangelism Committee Chairperson. Babatunde was also a devoted member of Okemesi Association in New Jersey, and a member of Mountaintop Christian Community Church, Sciota, PA. Babatunde loved sports and was a keen sportsman until his death.

 Those who knew and loved him, will always remember Babatunde as a smiling, family-oriented, hospitable, kind, caring, generous, athletic, and honorable man. He was a man of integrity, who touched the lives of many, and will be truly missed.

 

Babatunde is survived by his mother, Mary Ibiyemi Olaniyan, his devoted wife and soul-mate Olayide, children Yejide, Olanrewaju, Babatunde, Jr. ("BJ"), Oluwafeola ("Fela"), siblings, uncles, aunts and numerous friends, comrades and extended family.

 

In January, 2010 Babatunde moved from New Jersey to Pennsylvania as he was planning towards a quiet retirement with his family. He passed away peacefully in his home in the early morning hours on July 23, 2011.

 

May his soul rest in perfect peace.

 

He Lived a Blessed and Good Life