Her Life


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.