ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Olanrewaju Oyebola, 64 years old, born on August 21, 1956, and passed away on February 8, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Funmi Kunle-Ball on February 22, 2021
Ore mi ‘Larusss’ as i fondly call you
My childhood friend
My confidant
My prayer partner
The only friend i can call anytime who is always willing to answer and listen to me.
My everyday gist partner.
We did not plan it this way but God knows best.
Words fail me but i believe you are in a better place watching over us as our guardian angel.
I will forever miss you.
Sun re ooo Ore mi atata... Sun re Lanre....


Lady Bolaji Kunle-Ball
Posted by odunowo oluyinka on February 22, 2021
I remember how your face lightens up whenever you see me and it is always followed by your ever so warm mention of my name “ayinkus ba wo ni” .. it is still a shock and i can only pray that your gentle soul continues to rest in peace . We will miss you so much and may the good lord comfort us all .

xxx
yinka akinwole
Posted by Muinat Dosu on February 21, 2021
Lanre, just when we thought we had reconnected after missing each other for so many years, death suddenly took you away. To say the least is to say that I will miss you sorely. My fond memories of you as a loving, kind, and thoughtful friend is my consolation. Just as if you knew you were leaving, we recently thanked each other for being "forever friends" for over 50 years.. For this I give God Almighty the glory. May God Almighty comfort all your loved ones, especially your children and grandchildren. May your gentle soul continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ, whom you served until the end. Amen.

-Gbolahan Said
Posted by Fehin Daramola on February 20, 2021
It was a rude shock to me when I received that phone call. I still cannot believe that you are gone.

You cherished friendship and were a woman of your word. A woman that had great dreams and one of which was to raise educated children.

You were easy going, humble, hardworking and fashionable. I thought that we would stay together for long but I know that God knows best.

Olanrewaju omo Mendes aya Oyebola, o di gbere, o di arinako, o di ojuala.
Posted by ojuolape ilechie on February 20, 2021
Oh granny, my beautiful, cheerful, caring and gentle aunt/mother. Yes! you were my mother. I can't believe you are gone and I would never get to see and gist with you again. On Sunday when I was with you in the hospital, I prayed and wished for a miracle to happen and I had faith before leaving that you would open you eyes and get up from the bed but the next day God had other plans for you which he knows best. I have known you all my life likewise my siblings and we grew so fond of you and you showered us with so much love. You were the support system of the Ekundayo Willoughby family during the good, bad & happy times.
Hmmm ! Death you are wicked. Shame on you.
You were my role model. My kids and I always look forward to coming to 41rd to visit because there is never a full moment with you. I would keep all the memories, advices and discussions we have had in my heart. My kids have still not accepted that you are in a better place because Lawrence said yesterday that you are in the hospital that you can't die. We love you so much granny and will always miss you especially your Mentos grandchildren. 
Thank you ma for all you have done for me and for always being there.
May perpetual light shine upon you ma.
May the soul of the faithful departed thru the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen
Good night ma. Lots of love from the Ilechie.
Posted by Antoinette Animashaun on February 18, 2021
Mama Oyebola as my family fondly calls you.
On the Thursday, 4th February, I saw you at your house receiving fresh breeze, we joked,laughed and spoke about my late husband (ANIMASHAUN).I said we shall see tomorrow but I couldn't make it. Didn't know that would be the last time I saw you.
Only for me to receive the news on Tuesday. It was a big shock to my family.
Mama was a God fearing woman ,friendly and also a cheerful giver. My children and I misses you.
You call my Late husband a brother like husband.
Rest in Perfect Peace.
Posted by Temitope Oyebola on February 18, 2021
Morenikeji mi
Words fail me I'm here silently hoping someone took you from the hospital abroad for better treatment and you will back soon.
Joshua said he had a dream that you recovered and came back home, hes keeping your phone for you till you return
How do I explain to him you are never coming back when it's hard for me to understand you are gone forever or how do I explain to those you gave hope that your angel duty is done.

A lot has happened in 10days
A huge part of my heart has been shattered but I'm glad I was with you till your last breath and I know you are in a better place
Thank you for being an angel, a hope to so many, my comforter, my brain box, my gist buddy, my morenikeji
I remember you always talking about your mum can't believe the baton has been passed to me and all I have of you are memories.
Sleep on Grandma Canada
Posted by Bola Solanke on February 17, 2021
Mrs Oye, as I called you, a colleague turned sister. The news of your death came as a rude shock & still seems like a dream I am going to wake up from.
We chatted often praying for me to enter granny's club soon not knowing you will not wait to mentor as you did for me in the bank. Such a reliable & trusted senior friend you were, down to heart. Missing you is an understatement, Anytime we talked, always as if we see often. May the Almighty God grant you eternal rest.
Till we meet to part no more, adorable sister.
Posted by Abimbola Willoughby on February 17, 2021
Olanrewaju my baby sister and best friend why why why? You told me you have ironed your dresses because you want to go out next week, I didn't know you are going out of this sinful world in 4days.
You said you want to change your friends not knowing you are going to join another fellowship in heaven.
You said you will leave the house without taking anything, I never knew your heavenly journey was so close. May your gentle soul continue to rest in perfect peace. 
Olanrewaju asake, Omo Eko, Ari omi sa legbelegbe.
Osa ni iwaju, Okun lehin.
Omo okepopo, Omo lafiaji, Omo onikoyi, Omo oniresa ile, Omo esho Sunre o aburo mi.
Posted by Faidat Baruwa on February 16, 2021
Lanre, Lanruze as I always call you,
So it is tue
Reality has just done on me as I am writing your tribute.

So, this is all there is to life.
Lanre, so we will never get to talk on this earth  again.

Words have eluded me at this moment.

What more can I say. Lanre continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Remember your children and grandchildren that love you so much. Adieu my beautiful friend inside out.
Posted by Ibikunle Segun on February 16, 2021
Dear granny its just like a dream, i still cant believe its real, i remember when i always said i liked granny more than granmama because she does not tell me to go and read everytime, i remember when i had to stay with you for a while, ive learnt soo much from you, i always look forward to comming to 41 road anytime am in festac, now who will i look for at 41road, i still cant believe you are gone, but God knows best, you will forever be in my heart granny, you will always be loved and remembered. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen 
Posted by yetunde adeoye on February 16, 2021
Auntie mi you have been with the Angel's now and you be missed I thought we see more you you but the Lord God need you in is blossom sleep on till we meet and part no more
From
Yetunde Aile Adeoye-Agunsoye
Posted by Abioye Tela on February 16, 2021
A BEACON OF HOPE HAS LEFT US...

It still appears to us like a fairy tale. How could it ever be true that you had joined the saints triumphant? How could it be that you will now be missed in the roles you do play in the church? How? You joined the membership of the Living Stone Baptist Church and in few years your leadership ability and progressive mindset touched every grain and fiber of the church-life. You became a beacon of hope, a pillar that withstood the caterpillars. Little wonder, how you rose to be the President of the Women's Missionary Union of the church; an office you held till your home call. You will be greatly missed. Your thoughts, counsels, and positive contributions will never be forgotten, your legacy we will uphold, and the memories of the time we spent together and your positive contributions at the last church-wide family meeting will remain forever in our hearts. We cannot but submit to the will of the Lord Jesus who intimately and ultimately loves you so much. We do pray that we shall meet again to part no more on the resurrection morning. Amen and Amen. Indeed, you will be greatly missed. Sleep on Mama Oyebola.


Abioye Tela,
Head Pastor,
For: Living Stone Baptist Church, Festac Town, Lagos
Posted by Abiodun Onabiyi on February 15, 2021
One of the greatest mysteries of life is we never know the exact time it will come to an end.. but we celebrate the life you lived... we will miss you so much ,but we are comforted by the fact that we know you are with the Lord almighty watching over us you left behind.
Posted by Abosede Onabiyi on February 15, 2021
The Godly will Rest In Peace.

Still feels like a dream. I cannot believe you are gone.

When your son Oluwatosin married our daughter Oluwatobi we became family. A truly blessed union that has grown from strength to strength.

Our daughter took you as her mother. Thank you for welcoming her as yours. You spent a good part of your life caring for your children and grandchildren. I saw the love and care you displayed over your grandchildren for many years.

You were an example of love, kindness and humility. You will be greatly missed.

I pray for the peaceful repose of your soul. Rest on Grandma Festac .

Abosede Onabiyi
(In-law)
Posted by Bukola Agbato on February 14, 2021
Thank you ma for being such a wonderful mother to my family. We can never forget the acts of kindness ma. We love you and will miss you dearly. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord.
Posted by Tinuolade Adekoya on February 15, 2021
My dear wife, Sister and friend. Always cheerful and smiling. Very hard working and carried herself in an elegant way. A lovely person to be with. A sweet and darling wife and mother. A jolly good fellow to many people that crossed her path at the Bank. Commercial Bank Credit Lyonnais/Capital Bank. You will forever be missed. God will grant you eternal rest Mummy Tosin and Tope and loving Grandma to beautiful Grandchildren. You will be greatly missed. Love you but God loves you more. Sun Re o Olori Oyebola Omo Meadows.  
Posted by Gloria Eyo on February 14, 2021
Oh my sweet, sweet Aunty. You were beyond amazing. Kind. Soft-spoken. Always pleasant to see. Your presence will be deeply missed, but you will never ever be forgotten. Love you forever.
Posted by Tobiloba Onabiyi-Oyebola on February 14, 2021
Dear Grandma Festac,

I have too many memories of you to fill this space. We are still in shock and
pained but we are holding on to the knowledge that you are in a better place.

You were a pillar of support to us all and always saw life on the bright side. You lived a good life and lived to the fullest. We would have loved to have several more days, weeks, months and years with you. We had plans for your 65th, 70th, 75th and 80th birthday.

We told Oluwatofe and Oluwatoni about your departure and they reminded us of the promise you made to always come back to stay with them. Oluwatofe misses his Yoruba teacher and chorus leader. Oluwatoni misses your dialogues by her dollhouse, Oluwatosin and I miss your ever constant gist and contrary opinion to the news especially coming out of Nigeria. I can still see you through the window going on your daily walks or exercising indoors whenever the weather did not permit.

You touched so many lives and we were not surprised to receive all the visits, calls and texts we have received from your connections over here in Canada. You were mum to all and never took any moment for granted.

Sleep well in the bosom of the Almighty till we meet to part no more dear Mother and GrandMother Mrs Elizabeth Olanrewaju Mendes Oyebola.

Love always
Oluwatobi Oyebola

Posted by Ajibola Fakile on February 14, 2021
Adieu my dear sister and friend -Mrs Olarewaju Mendes Oyebola. I never thought you will leave this sinful world so soon. It was a rude shock for me but the legacy you left behind lives on.
This Yoruba song keeps coming to my mind when I think about you: "Eniti a jo se ana da, won ti ku won ti lo....."
I have not opened the gift you gave me when I heard the shocking news of your demise.
Eternal rest grant her O Lord. Sleep on loving sister till resurrection day when we meet to part no more.
 
   Deaconess Fakile Victoria A
   Livingstone Baptist church.



Posted by Tayo Tee on February 14, 2021
Grandma, this is still a shock to us all.
I know God knows best.
You were a giver, kind hearted and peace loving woman. There was always something special about your presence, calls and prayers. You treated my husband and I like your very own children and our children as your grandchildren.
How can I forget how David prayed for you and also thanked God for your life. They appreciated you as theirs.
Your smiles and words of encouragements can't be forgotten.
You remain forever in our hearts.
Rest on grandma.
Posted by Oladapo Omolewa on February 14, 2021
Granny we had our moments and we got more closer than when you were in Nigeria and I have no doubt that you have gone to be with the Lord Jesus. Your passing was sudden and came as a shock but in Job 1:27  And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. Who are we to question God..Rest on and Adieu Granny and thanks for all that you did for my family. You will be solely missed.
Posted by Dr ASK Makinde on February 14, 2021
Mummy Oyebola, it saddens it has to happen like this but we are however thankful to God for He knows why.
I remember our last day together in church. You are always in your best moment. You will be remembered for your truthfulness and neatness.
No dull moment with you. You will be sorely missed.
May God comfort the families left behind.
To a woman of valour, Adieu!!!
Posted by Madojutola Emesiri on February 13, 2021
The news of your demise was a shock to me. Saw you last early last year before you travelled to Canada. Is that how people die? The few years I knew you in church livingstone Baptist festac. You were a kind hearted woman.
I still fathom the fact you're not coming back.

May your gentle soul rest in the bosom of the Almighty God, where there's no death, no pain, no sorrow. Amen
Posted by Patricia Onyejekwe on February 13, 2021
Your sudden exist left a big vacuum in my heart. I couldn't believe it. I thought I saw a strange name cause I spoke with you few days before and as usual we had some plans for the future. Our discussions never ended. Our friendship has been of long and we traveled the world together. We lived close to each other and visited each other frequently. This means I have no more friend to visit when I'm back. You were the quiet one whose advices I cherished very much. Well, God our creator knows why he took you so soon. May the Angels welcome you with open arms in paradise. You will ever be remembered by my children and I.
Posted by Titilola Omolewa on February 13, 2021
I still feel it's all a dream, I hurts so much to know you are no more coming back, or that I am going to see or talk to you again. I am consoled you are resting in the blossom of the Lord. You will surely be missed. Thank you for whom you were, your loving memories will forever be in my heart. Goodnight granny.
Posted by tobore ughojor on February 13, 2021
Continue to rest in peace mummy...our forever young mummy....you are greatly missed ma.....
Posted by Ogochukwu Reju on February 13, 2021
The Real Elizabeth of Elizabeth Patisserie....... Rest in peace mummy.
Posted by Ebere Benneth on February 13, 2021
Mommy, the news of your death came as a shock to me. The little time I knew you, you were peaceful, accommodating and loving.

I know you're in a better place. May the Lord grant those you left behind the fortitude to bear this loss

Rest in peace Mommy.

From your daughter's friend
Posted by Mariam Fashola on February 13, 2021
I don't know you personally Ma, but I knew a part of you via your daughter Tope, I knew you as her mom and dad, I see the love you poured on her shared to those around her. I see her celebrate you always, I knew you as her idol, hence so suprising I'm writing this tribute, to learn of your death, you're so loved Ma but God loves you more and I know you're resting at his bossom. Rest in peace Ma.
Posted by Olusola Thomas on February 12, 2021
Cant believe you're gone, it's more like a dream. It's still challenging to come to terms with your passing Anti Lanre. I also cant believe I'm writing this... a huge lump is in my throat as l fight the tears threatening to fall anyway..... You played an enormous role in the woman l am today. Thank you for being there all the time for me. I love you dearly but God loves you most. He took you home when we least expected. I'm sure you will live forever in the hearts of the several lives you touched. My only consolation is that you're in a better place with our Lord Jesus. I will greatly miss your humorous jokes, tales and smiles. I cherished your memory forever in my heart. Sun re o!!!
Posted by Toba Onabiyi on February 12, 2021
Thanks for being a great mother/ mother-in-law and even a greater grandma. Glad I was stuck at the airport in Nigeria with you and got to know you a little. Rest in grace.

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Posted by Funmi Kunle-Ball on February 22, 2021
Ore mi ‘Larusss’ as i fondly call you
My childhood friend
My confidant
My prayer partner
The only friend i can call anytime who is always willing to answer and listen to me.
My everyday gist partner.
We did not plan it this way but God knows best.
Words fail me but i believe you are in a better place watching over us as our guardian angel.
I will forever miss you.
Sun re ooo Ore mi atata... Sun re Lanre....


Lady Bolaji Kunle-Ball
Posted by odunowo oluyinka on February 22, 2021
I remember how your face lightens up whenever you see me and it is always followed by your ever so warm mention of my name “ayinkus ba wo ni” .. it is still a shock and i can only pray that your gentle soul continues to rest in peace . We will miss you so much and may the good lord comfort us all .

xxx
yinka akinwole
Posted by Muinat Dosu on February 21, 2021
Lanre, just when we thought we had reconnected after missing each other for so many years, death suddenly took you away. To say the least is to say that I will miss you sorely. My fond memories of you as a loving, kind, and thoughtful friend is my consolation. Just as if you knew you were leaving, we recently thanked each other for being "forever friends" for over 50 years.. For this I give God Almighty the glory. May God Almighty comfort all your loved ones, especially your children and grandchildren. May your gentle soul continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ, whom you served until the end. Amen.

-Gbolahan Said
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BIOGRAPHY OF MRS ELIZABETH OLANREWAJU OYEBOLA


The life story of Elizabeth Olanrewaju Oyebola, an achiever, a phenomenal comforter, solution giver and a virtuous woman. 
Elizabeth Olanrewaju Oyebola was born in Kaduna on the 21th of August 1956 into the family of late Pa Felix Olabisi Mendes and late Madam Adelaide Olaide Mendes (nee Joaquim). She was the sixth child of the family.   
She attended St. Matthias Primary School, Lafiaji, Lagos, for her primary education. Subsequently, she was admitted to the prestigious Aunty Ayo Comprehensive Secondary School, Obalende, Lagos for her secondary education from 1968 - 1973. She got her first job at the Federal Ministry of Works, Race Course, Lagos in 1974 before proceeding to Teacher Training College, Surulere, Lagos, and completed her programme in 1977. Lanre had a brief teaching career with Adrao International School, Victoria Island, Lagos. Her quest for knowledge made her continue her education at the Advance Teachers College, Ifako, Lagos where she completed her programme in 1982. She practiced her teacher training pedagogy at the Municipal Primary School, Lagos before joining the Commercial Bank Credit Lyonnais in 1984. She enrolled with the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria to build her banking career in 1989. She rose through the rank to become a branch manager and retired in the year 2000.
While at Adrao International School, she got married to the love of her life, Prince Shamusideen Oyebola and they were blessed with two children; Oluwatosin Oyebola and Temitope Mogaji. She is a wonderful wife and mother. However, she lost her husband to the string of death in 1988.
Lanre was an active member of the Living Stone Baptist Church, Festac Town. She has great passion for God and very compassionate about others. She was a great listener and always ready to help a friend whenever the need arose. 
Granny as she was fondly called was a sociable and caring person. She cherished good family life and tried to inculcate its ideals in those close to her. She took great interest in public spirited and religious activities.
Lanre passed away in the evening on Monday, February 8th, 2021 and she is survived by the children, grandchildren, her siblings, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

May her gentle soul rest in eternal peace.
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Shared by Bola Awoyomi on February 16, 2021
I thank God for your life and the beautiful smile you always had on your face.I thank God for the beautiful memories you created with your children and grandchildren. Rest on Ma  and I pray God's comfort for the whole family at this time.