ForeverMissed
Tributes
Posted by Tunde Oyebola on November 6, 2022
Happy posthumous birthday my fondest teacher and mummy. I thank God our paths crossed.

Keep resting in peace ma.
Posted by Goke Ogunremi on November 6, 2022
Dearest Ma,
Though you are now in glory, you are remembered on this special day, and forever.
Happy 84th birthday, Ma!
Posted by Deji Adeyoyin on November 6, 2022
And still we miss you Maami.......
Happy Birthday Maami, happy wedding anniversary dear parents ❤
Posted by Oluwaseyi Korede on November 6, 2022
Continue to rest with the Lord mama! Fondly remembered today on your birthday. Love you mama and miss you...
Posted by Dapo A on November 6, 2022
Beloved Mum - continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord. Sweet memories of our dearly departed.
Posted by Bola Ogunremi on October 24, 2022
Love you, mom. Thank you to you and Daddy for teaching us to love Jesus. I pray that we will be faithful to him to the end.
Posted by Adekunle Tinuoye on May 2, 2022
The first year remembrance has come so quickly, Time surely flies, but it cannot obscure the life and times of a remarkable woman, mother, mentor, teacher and patriot and her impact on the lives of many people across the nation. We thank God as we recollect and reminiscence with a sense of appreciation her incontestable candour , stellar qualities and invaluable legacies which would remain indelible and unforgettable. 
Posted by Bola Ogunremi on May 1, 2022
Mummy, tears filled my eyes this morning as I contemplated today. I can't believe that it is a year since you left us. I love you, mum. I miss you so much. Thank you for your unconditional love for us, for me. Love you forever.
Posted by Tola Salau on May 1, 2022
I woke up thinking of you, Auntie. I still look for you subconsciously at church on Sundays. Today as I did work on my thesis, I just thought to myself how you would understand this study immensely and appreciate its implications. I miss you so much!!! William and I feel your loss deeply, we loved you with our whole hearts. You are ever-present to us.
Posted by Dapo A on May 1, 2022
One year down the road, we remember this day last year. The memorial of our mum and all our dearly departed is most treasured secured and continues to resonate peace, progress and blessings to us all. Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord.
Posted by Adetola Ariyike Ibiene Sa... on November 7, 2021
Dear Auntie, I woke up on Friday (November 5th, 2021) filled with thoughts of you. I couldn't stop thinking of you, I told my son how much I missed you. The following morning, Google photos shared pictures that we took together on your 80th birthday. As I scrolled through them, I was so glad that I spent that day with you; celebrating you. I miss you so much! Today as we celebrated thanksgiving at Church, subconsciously, I drifted to the section at church where you always sat at with Uncle and my heart broke into pieces as I realized that I wouldn't see either of your smiles again at Yaba Baptist Church. 
Posted by Deji Adeyoyin on November 6, 2021
First birthday without you here dear mom, how strange. Yet comforted knowing that you and dad are celebrating both your birthday and wedding anniversary in Heaven with Jesus and many other loved ones now resident above.
What a glorious celebration today and every day up there would be in the glorious presence of Father God.
Continue to rest in peace and power ma, have a splendid day.
How we love and miss you both but know assuredly that you are both well and now forever at peace.
Lots of love always dearest mom and dad on this your special day  ❤
Posted by Marnie Sigmar on July 19, 2021
My dearest Bola, I have been thinking about you and your mommy. The photo you shared of her really struck me. This morning I wrote this love note about her:

Felicia
Adebola
Adeyoyin

She was a woman from a different time. She was strong and loving and filled with faith in God like no one I have ever even read about.

Her face soft and beautiful, eyes ready to connect with any soul. Her posture strong with heart wide open. She gave our world her gifts, her steadfast belief and her children and grandchildren.

Though struggles must have thread through her life like every human experiences, she, wrapped in royal red robes, let the world unfold trusting it was as it was intended. I imagine she might feel that by her passing, she is going home.

Her gift of Bola makes me feel gratitude deep in my bones. She will Rest In Peace leaving behind a circle of family whose hearts, born of hers, will carry her through their days.

Deep peace to you.
Posted by Tunde Oyebola on June 18, 2021
Prof FA Adeyoyin was the Head, Curriculum Dept in 1989 when I was elected as the Departmental Students Association's President. She was a mother to me. She was always there giving advice on the best way forward.
At a time, a female lecturer reported me to her and Prof looked for me immediately took me to her and pleaded on my behalf. Amazing mother to many of us. Many years after leaving unilag, she found me again, remembered me vividly and she would call me on a weekly basis pray for me. Sadly, I couldn't make several invitations to Mama's Aba Johnson home!!!
Sadly again, i am thousands of kilometer away from Lagos to pay my final respect to your memory.

As you are laid to final rest today, Mummy, may your soul find rest and May God keep your biological and several other children. Thank God for the gift of you to our world.
Love you mummy and I will miss you so so dearly ( tears are flowing once more)
Posted by Sola Ifekoya on June 18, 2021
“Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭57:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Thank you Lord for the blessing of Mummy. May you continue to bless and strengthen her family.
Posted by Arinola Joda on June 18, 2021
May your legacy ontinue to live and resonate with us. We bless God for your very eventful and impactful life. May your soul rest in perfect peace
Posted by Dayo Ogunremi on June 15, 2021
Mummy Adeyoyin lived a full life and for this we are thankful. She left her mark quietly but definitely in the stands of time. Graceful,elegant and knowing, she stood for God and for her family. Mother to my sister, Adebola Ogunremi, we last saw at Pa Adeyoyin's burial last year. A marriage that was the epitome of Christian union and a lesson for us still. We rejoice not as ones without hope, for she is in her Maker's bosom. Adieu! till we meet on that celestial sod to part no more.
- Dayo & Omo Ogunremi
Posted by Goke Ogunremi on June 15, 2021
In Loving Memory of Prof F. A Adeyoyin, OON
"Giving thanks in all things, for this is the will of God concerning you in Christ Jesus" 1Thess.5:18
It was in 1994 at the engagement ceremony of my eldest brother (Bro Tunde) to Sis Bola that I first met Mummy. As I joined in with the family to 'dobale', she spotted me there and exclaimed, "Tunde kekere re!" as my brother and I share such a striking resemblance, and to me it felt real special.
She was a Christian indeed, firm, yet gentle, always there to offer comfort in the Word and hymns, urging us then at Dad's passing, not to grieve as the world grieves.
Thank you, Mummy for honoring Yemi and I with your presence and generous support at our wedding. Your commitment to family, God and country is one worthy of all pledge and emulation.
You are loved and will be greatly missed.
From Goke and Yemi Ogunremi.

Posted by Alero Onosode on June 15, 2021
Prof. Deaconess Adeyoyin was a birthday mate extraordinaire.
It was really a blessing to share our special day. Her messages, gifts and care were really superlative. I couldn’t have asked God for more.
She was a great role model and I always looked out for her big bright smile.
So glad I got a bite, of her full rich exemplary life.
Thanking God for the wonderful legacy she left behind.
Posted by Valentina Solarin on June 15, 2021
Mummy Prof, I thank God for the impactful life you have led and the worthy legacy you've left on the shores of our dear country Nigeria in the form of the Nigerian Anthem. Yours was a life worthy of celebration forever and we're sure you've entered into your eternal rest in the bossom of our Lord Jesus. Rest on Ma, till we meet at the feet of Jesus.. May your gentle soul rest in peace Ma.
Posted by Akinyemi Ojesina on June 13, 2021
When I was growing up in Yaba Baptist Church, there was a woman who I thought knew the Bible as much as my mother: Professor Felicia Adebola Adeyoyin.

It was always a thrill to hear her teach God's word, line upon line, precept upon precept, a little here, a little there. Her superlative intellect was thoroughly mixed with revelation knowledge. I will always be grateful that she was my Inquirers' Class teacher; I always looked forward to Fridays evenings during that summer before my baptism. Indeed, her teachings were foundational for a lot of the things I learnt about being a Christian.

I also remember the single year that Dapo was at FGC Ilorin. Prof and Seyi came to see Dapo on visiting day. In her generous way, she asked me to come along to go shopping for provisions, and she bought me every single thing she got for Dapo! She also asked me to come along to have lunch in the house of her sister who was on the faculty of the University of Ilorin.

Prof was beautiful inside and out. She always glowing in the Lord. She passed her virtues on to her children. A few years ago, my wife, Toluwaleyi and I were trading stories about university days and she spoke fondly about a Sister Bola in her fellowship who was of a meek and quiet spirit [even vocally :)], and I said the description reminded me of someone named Bola whose mother was my Inquirers' class teacher, and we found out we were talking about the same person!

I am saddened that Prof is gone but gratified she is with Her Heavenly Father.
May her magnificent soul rest in peace.

Akinyemi Ojesina
Posted by Adekunle Tinuoye on June 3, 2021
Professor Mrs Felicia Adebola Adeyoyin, Patriot, Educationist, Academic, Evangelist, Mother, Wife, Consultant, Aunt, Counselor, Adviser, Humanist, Christian, Nationalist , Scholar, Icon, Legend Teacher, Mentor,Teacher, Grandmother

Words would not be enough to comprehensively describe her as she was a woman of many parts . She was a trailblazer in all ramifications and distinguished herself everywhere she went from Ghana, University of Lagos to United Nations Population Fund, Kenya. At home, she was a loving, amiable, compassionate and affectionate wife and mother of four equally adorable children. In the church and community, she made her mark and her indelible and landmark footprints has been permanently engraved on the sands of time. 
In celebrating her life and times, its appropriate to affirm that truly she came, she saw and she conquered. Rest in perfect peace ma, 
Posted by Bola Adeyemo on June 2, 2021
SHORT REMINISCENCE ABOUT PROFESSOR (MRS) DEACONESS FELICIA ADEYOYIN

The news of the transition of our Felicia Adebola Adeyoyin hit me like a thunderbolt. It came like one of the tales from the Arabian nights.

'Eja nla l’o l’omi Prof', as I used to call her, was a rare combination of beauty, intellect and spirituality. Beyond all she was a wife of unalloyed dedication to her unusual husband whom she once described in a living testimony from over 40 years ago as ‘the most handsome and complete man ever created by God’. This was no exaggeration, as my perception of the closely woven relationship she had with her husband was a source of envy and admiration for many.

For a number of years, they were voted as Couple of the Year by both the Youth Fellowship and Men’s Missionary Union (MMU) of Yaba Baptist Church.
Felicia Adeyoyin did not believe in effortless fortune, but by dint of hard work and perseverance she was able to achieve immeasurable success in all her life’s endeavors.

Her strength of character was as admirable as her ‘never say no’ disposition. Her immense patriotism led her to the composition of the National pledge, a feat that won her national acclaim and the award of OON.

I know of many who relied on Felicia Adeyoyin’s intellectual endowments to obtain their doctorate and other high-level degrees, enabling them to reach the zenith of their various professions.

Felicia’s late husband was my egbon and intimate benefactor. He was a source of great inspiration to me, and we were blessed to have been able to confide in each other.

Felicia’s departure so soon after the passing of her inimitable husband brings to mind the epitaph of David on the death of Jonathan his mighty friend: 'How are the mighty fallen. Tell it not on the streets of Iree, publish it not on the streets of Saki'.

Solomon and Felicia were incredibly loving and tight knit while they lived, and in death they were not divided for long. Together they were stronger than a pack of lions, as wise as eagles.

The Christian Fellowship ‘Mrs Emeritus’ is gone. Adieu Felicia, till we meet to part no more.

Bola & Pastor (Mrs) Antonia Adeyemo
Atlanta, GA
Posted by Deji Adeyoyin on May 31, 2021


A TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR DEACONESS MRS FELICIA ADEBOLA  ADEYOYIN


It is hard to believe that Prof Felicia Adeyoyin has departed this world. Our condolences to all of us in the larger family.

Prof Felicia Adeyoyin had an eventful life, including a very successful academic career at the University of Lagos where she rose to occupy a much deserved professorial Chair of Education. She made immense and lasting contributions to the development of her department, faculty and the university as a whole. The United Nations, UNFPA could hardly wait for her to occupy her Chair at Unilag, for not long after she became a professor, the organization snatched her away to Kenya and Eastern Africa to lead important part of its work. After retiring from the UN, she decided to devote the rest of her life to support her extensive family spread over three or more continents and her church ministry as a deaconess in her church, where she and her husband had been for long solid pillar of support in God’s vineyard.

 Since our two families became one though marriage more than twenty years ago, we have had reasons to bless the Lord for his goodness to us all. She and her husband, Pa Solomon Adedeji Adeyoyin, a very lively, outspoken and frank individual who is at the same time gifted with a good sense of humour, collaborated with us to build a solid Adeyoyin - Oyebande family.

Deacon Professor Mrs Adeyoyin, your love and care for your family had drawn you and your  husband so closely together that you could both enjoy a marital bliss, and so you could devote several years of your life to his care and well-being until that evening when he departed this world with an unending smile on his face.

Your faith in the Lord Jesus and His power to heal and sustain your life in the last couple of years has been challenging and encouraging to many members and friends of the family who heard you say confidently that the Lord would give you an opportunity to praise Him in the land of the living. 

We will surely miss your presence and person sorely, especially with the stronger more intimate closeness you forged in the last few years, but our consolation is in the confidence that you are resting in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ and that we shall meet again in His joyful presence.

We offer our sincere and heartfelt condolence to the whole family, particularly to your precious children who did all they could to surround you with their love and care, and your wonderful siblings who are ever in full, corporate and cheerful support of yourself and the Adeyoyin family.

 Adieu Deaconess Professor Mrs Felicia Adebola Adeyoyin.

Emer. Prof.(Dn) Lekan & Rev. (Mrs.) Funmilayo Oyebande. 

Posted by Bola Ogunremi on May 29, 2021
THE MEMORY OF THE RIGHTEOUS IS BLESSED

On that fateful day in church when we did Bible recitation twenty years ago, Prof. Dcns. Felicia Adebola Adeyoyin (OON) walked up to me and told me she really liked me because I was smart. She decided to meet my parents and told them she wanted to be my godmother.
They accepted and that was how she took me up as her own.

I remember the time she would ask me to come early to church so we could do English lessons before mid-week services. I was always with my writing materials. She taught me the English language. Since she was a retired professor, she had a unique and effective way of teaching and I can still remember most of what she taught me. I mean, those things are stuck in my memory. I completed my secondary education all because of her support and that of a few others.

She taught me to hard work. There was a time I almost thought she made me work too hard but then I learned quickly because she as an elderly woman worked even harder. She made you work while she was working too. So, you couldn’t even feel bad because you were both working and she worked even more. Sometimes, I wondered where she got the strength for. She worked tirelessly.
That hard work has made me the strong woman that I am today.

She also taught me contentment. With floaters in her eyes, Mama wrote her book LIVING WITH FLOATERS: GOD'S GRACE. She seemed to have a very clear vision and sometimes I wondered how she could see clearly even with her floaters.

Anytime I visited her home, we would pray and study the Bible every night no matter how tired she was. It was a routine. I remember how she would correct me when I pronounced an English word wrongly while praying. She would correct you after the prayers. Her memory was so sharp. She could even remember things I had forgotten about.

She was a keeper.
She kept old friends, pictures and valuable things for a long time. I remember when I saw a flask with her and she told me the flask was older than I was. Mama would keep a record of everything at home and nothing could go missing without her noticing it. She was very detailed and very aware and present in her home.

Mama was so kind and loving. She was a giver. She opened up her home to me and took me as her own. She gave me my wonderful older siblings. Aunty Bola, Uncle Deji, Uncle Dapo and Aunty Seyi Korede.

Mama was a brilliant scholar. She got to the peak of her career at a very young age.

She was also the author of the national pledge. She was rewarded with the OON award.

I miss you, Mum. Thanks for all you were to me. Thanks for all you taught me. Thanks for not giving up of me. Thanks for your love and support.

I cherish all the moments I spent with her and I pray that God will comfort us all.

Rest on Iya rere.
You are loved by me.
Posted by Bola Ogunremi on May 29, 2021
TRIBUTE TO PROF ( Dns) Mrs FELICIA ADEBOLA ADEYOYIN
( NEE AWUJOOLA)

Tribute to a woman of virtue, she was a dedicated wholly committed and one of the backbones of IBOSA (IDI ABA BAPTIST OLD STUDENT ASSOCIATION) her Alma Mata. She was a kind, generous, loving to the core, an encourager, a God fearing mother and lover of education. A brilliant in like passion, an epitome of love, humility and simplicity, an exemplary leader in the Old student groups with uncommon grace for the younger generation.     

She was the National Vice president to the organisation and chairman for the successful celebration of the 100 years of IDI-A BA Group of schools. A writer of so many books for the up coming generation. Her life even wrote many books to many of us which we love to emulate. She wrote the IBOSA "Attestation of loyalty" which she lived by every word of the pledge.

"I pledge myself to remember, that all time and in all places, I am the school's representative.
I will therefore strive to refrain from any word or deed which may bring discredit to it.
I will ever seek to be worthy of the school, to add to its luster and cherish her highest tradition.
I will try to play my part in transmitting it to others not less but greater and better than it was transmitted to me."

We cannot tell all about you, but we sincerely declare that your absence from our midst will be greatly felt.
You came, you fought and you conquered.

We love you but Jesus loves you most.
Rest On in the bosom of your God whom you loved to the end.

IBOSA NATIONAL, STATES, HOME AND ABROAD
Posted by Bola Ogunremi on May 29, 2021
I'm sad, dejected and in tears,  to hear that my adorable  and affectionate Aunty , Prof. Dcns. Mrs. Felicia Adebola Adeyoyin, has gone to be with her Creator.

My Confidant, Counselor & Mentor is no more. A prayer warrior, devoted Christian, kind hearted & lover of souls ,will be missed greatly.

Please accept our deepest sympathy & condolences, on behalf of Bola Adeyemo's  household . 

God Almighty will strengthen, uphold & comfort all you , grandchildren & the families of Adeyoyin and Awujoola. 

As the Bible says ," She has fought the good fight, She has finished the race, She has kept the faith. Henceforth, there is laid up for her the crown of righteousness (glory) ".

A dependable & trusted Friend is loved and will be remembered for her good deeds. It is painful & unbearable for me .

Please let's cheer up & renew our strength in the WORD OF GOD, that our God is All - Knowing, and there is no mistake in His deeds.

In everything , let us give thanks to His Holy Name.  It is well.

We love all of you with the love of Jesus Christ,

Pst . Mrs Anthonia Bola Adeyemo
Georgia, USA.
Posted by Bola Ogunremi on May 29, 2021
A Tribute to Our Loving Sister Deaconess Princess
Prof. Felicia Adebola Adeyoyin OON
From Her Siblings

A Yoruba adage has it that “20 children cannot play together for 20 years” (that is: “ogun omode ko le sere fun ogun odun”). That adage solemnly dawned on us on 1st May, 2021 when according to God’s will and purpose, our sister Felicia (fondly called “Sister Agba” by her younger sibs), the number 2 of the children of Late Prince Robert Labisi and Late Deaconess Julianah Adebisi Awujoola, peacefully went to be with the LORD. For 82 years, our brother Emmanuel has had the company of his sister Felicia, while the rest of us have had our respective number of years under their (Emmanuel and Felicia) care and tutelage. Anyone can therefore imagine the sudden realization of our lives’ new scenario sequel to her departure. Her death has indeed created a vacuum that can never be filled; but thank God that He heals, and time heals!

So, we celebrate a beautiful life spent for Jesus in the service of her family, to raise up Godly and well-educated children; in the service of the nation as a Patriot who gave Nigeria the national pledge; and as a Godly woman and Deaconess of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. In the academic world, a prolific writer who rose to be a Professor and Head of Department by which means she positively impacted the lives of her undergraduate and postgraduate students morally and academically. On the international scene, she was appointed the Regional Adviser on Population Education for Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office by UNFPA. These and many more accomplishments have been our consolation of a fulfilled life.

We thank God for our sister’s sterling qualities which made her personality “matchless”. We recall her gentle, humble and loving disposition which struck anyone who met her for the first time to conclude that indeed, she was a child of GOD. Our sister was remarkably generous, unassuming and helpful. Above all, she was endowed with the fear of GOD which encompasses all virtues.
She will be sorely missed.

FROM THE AWUJOOLA BROTHERS AND SISTERS
Posted by Bola Ogunremi on May 29, 2021
Tribute to a darling mother, sister and sister-in-law, Mrs. Dcns, Professor Felicia Abeke Adeyoyin.
I don't know where to start my tribute to this humble, generous and loving sister and sister-in-law.
Let me first remember her for her generosity to us her twin sisters, when we were on secondarily school. She would organize and pay for holiday lessons for us. She got us snacks during breaks and always made us comfortable even till her last day.
She made my first visit to America possible through her generosity by paying for more than half the airfare. How can I, Taiwo Senior, forget her love to me. I will miss her for her advice, support and endurance in all ramifications of her love and kindness to the Adeyoyins.
Mummy, you fought a good fight and you have won. Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord until we meet to part no more in Jesus' mighty name. Amen.
O di gba kana na.
The last time I saw you was on the 28th of April 2021. I couldn't hold back my tears for I knew you would soon go back to your maker. This eventually happened on the 1st of May 2021.
The tears are still rolling down my cheeks for I know that I will miss your motherly counsel and advice to me personally.
I can not forget the assistance she rendered to my family - The Fatokis, encouraging us to keep trusting God for our needs until he also passed on to glory.
Mummy, as I usually called her, had been Mummy to many people. She derived joy by putting a smile on the faces of others.

You were not only an exceptional mum but also a true friend, sister, a peaceful mother, grandmother, dutiful wife and indeed a jewel of value to the Adeyoyin family.

Rest in Peace, Ma.
Mrs. Taiwo Fatoki

Posted by Bola Ogunremi on May 29, 2021
Tribute to a loving sister, Late Mrs. Dcns. Prof. Felicia Abeke Adebola Adeyoyin.

We thank God for your life well spent.

She was loving, caring, truthful, kind and respectful to all. She was transparent and always praying for everybody, believing in God her saviour. She gave and exhibited the fruit of the Spirit as in Galatians 5: 22- 23.

You were a sister and mother in a million. When my twin sister and I were in secondary school, you played a pivotal role in our education; we will never forget your love.

You lived a good life, knowing and loving God and that gives everybody confidence that you are together in heaven with the angels and the Elders praising him right now.

Though your death is painful, we know that God allowed it. Rest in perfect peace till we meet to part no more.

Sun re O. Abeke okin, aya Omo Olofa Moja, as our late mother always called you.

Adieu.
Mrs. Kehinde Lawson
Posted by Bola Ogunremi on May 29, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A WONDERFUL WOMAN OF GOD

Mummy, as fondly called by us, was a sweet woman. Too nice, too kind and generous that you will not want her to fall sick talk less of dying.
My first encounter with her was as a Lydia in Yaba Baptist Church in the late 70s and early 80s when she was our Lydia Director. She was always down to earth and taught us the word of God and the benefits of obeying them. She loved God with all her heart. She was full of Love. She loved everybody and never complained.
She would go all the way to help even if she didn’t know you.
I remember when my dad died suddenly and I was broken. She was among the first to come to our house to see us. She sat with me and fed me with cornflakes and made sure I finished my meal. That’s Mummy Adeyoyin for you. She was too good.
She would always give us Christmas gifts.
I admired the way she loved her husband and cared for him with all her strength.
Mummy thinks you have travelled because she's always asking for Mama Bola, Deaconess Adeyoyin. I want to talk to her! Please call her for me!
Yes, indeed you have travelled to be with the Lord.
Alas! A Saint has gone home. We will miss you greatly. We love you but Jesus loves you more.
Sleep on Mummy and rest in the bosom of your maker.
Dr Yinka Ajayi on behalf of Soremekun family.

Posted by Bola Ogunremi on May 29, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A SISTER AND FRIEND

Words ARE Not enough to describe who you were or how great the impact you had in the life of many as a "SISTER" and FRIEND.
"YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED BY WHAT YOU HAVE DONE"
GOOD, NIGHT ABEKE and continue to REST IN PEACE.
M. Osinaike
Posted by Bola Ogunremi on May 29, 2021
QUINTESSENTIAL CHRISTIAN, WOMAN AND PATRIOT WITH A GOLDEN HEART

“There is something they call the fullness of time in the life of every believer.
When the time comes, no force or power can stop the will of God from manifesting.”
The sudden and certainly unexpected news of Prof (Dcns) Felicia Adebola Adeyoyin, OON passing on was received by us with a clear message to all that still has breath.
That tested message is that “yesterday is a memory; tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift” from our Creator.
Whaoh! What a sad news of the departure of a trusted family friend and confidant; an encourager; an intellectually gifted Nigerian with a clean record of service to her fatherland; an extraordinary mentor of high integrity; a frank and quiet layer of actioned Christian values and a quintessential family devotee with high moral standards.
Mama Adeyoyin walked the talk till she breathed her last breath.
My 80th Birthday beautifully glazed “AWARD of:
“The Most Cherished Husband (MCH), The Most Cherished Dad (MCD)
The Most Cherished Brother (MCB), The Most Cherished Grand Dad (MCGD)” by Prof (Dcns) Adeyoyin’s, OON, FASAD Institute of Lectures bears testimony to her fertile recognition of relationships. Indeed, she came, she saw and she conquered, braving all intimidating challenges with uncommon courage and “Pauline” faith.
In the adulterated quote of the Scottish Author, Robert Louis Stevenson, Prof (Dcns) Adeyoyin, OON, was a success who lived well; laughed often and loved much; who gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of her children; who has filled her niche and accomplished her task; who looked for the best in others and gave the best she had.
Whilst we are permitted to celebrate the glorious and vibrant life she lived and the evergreen memories she left behind; we must remember that she has only gone ahead of us!
To ALL she has left behind (including the wonderful, caring and well-brought-up children), I commend the following words~
“Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us everyday,
Unseen, unheard but always near;
Still loved; Still missed and Very dear”
May her enduring legacies, both human and material, remain evergreenly nurtured by the Giver of Life & the Sustainer of the Living.
May her gentle Soul rest in the bosom of her Creator.
ADIEU, WORTHY SISTER...till we meet, at the Master’s feet, to part no more.

Dr Abraham & Victoria ALO
Posted by Bola Ogunremi on May 29, 2021
TRIBUTE TO OUR DEAR MUMMY
PROFESSOR (Deaconess) FELICIA ADEBOLA ADEYOYIN, OON
WHO BOWED GLORIOUSLY FROM THIS WORLD ON SATURDAY MAY 1, 2021 AT THE AGE OF 82 YEARS

Nigeria has lost a thorough bred, illustrious daughter, a real patriot, academic and Christian. Africa has lost a hero and sage. We will always remember her for her kindness, forthrightness and exemplary services to humanity and education in Nigeria.
“A titan is gone!
A good woman has departed from our midst,
Professor Adebola Adeyoyin was a principled, honest, cerebral and disciplined woman who lived an exemplary life. She displayed in her character the virtues of selflessness, discipline, objectivity, tolerance and methodical approach to personal, contemporary and national issues.
We celebrate the life of Professor Adebola Adeyoyin because she will be remembered for her good deeds, the indelible legacies she left behind including her immense contributions to the development of University Education, Social and Christian morals in Nigeria.
She will be greatly missed by all the people whose paths have been touched by her. “It is not debatable that she came, saw, made impressive conquests and left indelible marks on the sands of time.”
She made great marks as a scholar, statesman, outstanding stakeholder in the education, social and religion sectors of Nigeria. Her visionary leadership and dedication to the ideals of creativity, tenacity, professionalism is great.
Professor Felicia Adebola Adeyoyin was a true trailblazer both for natural and moral philosophy and for women in academia as a whole.
Shakespeare once said that: -
“Some are born great
Some achieve greatness
While some have greatness thrust upon them”

The Great man theory can be largely explained by the impact of “great men” or heroes highly influential individuals who, due to either their personal charisma, intelligence, wisdom or political skill utilized their power in a way that had a decisive historical impact”
Human being can be great in every endeavours of life.
Professor Felicia Adebola Adeyoyin OON can be described as a most charming and lovely woman from excellent family background and sound education who also loved children dearly. She was a successful teacher, a job she loved very much. The quality education that Professor Adebola Adeyoyin attained was the lever that the Almighty God used to lift her from the valley of life and to propel her to her destiny. She was highly regarded by generations of educationists and social reformers.
Professor Adeyoyin was a lady of honest character, an archetype of encouragement, a citadel of strength, yet full of compassion, humility and modesty in her achievements.
Professor Adebola Adeyoyin possessed DNA of greatness and sophistication which stand her apart among the people of this generation.
Professor Felicia Adebola Adeyoyin was a shining star that teaches invaluable lessons to many. She had numerous admirable qualities and values. She was tenancious yet humble with an endearing simplicity, a cheerful spirit, a genuine ally and a devoted companion. To all those that surrounded her, she exhibited an attitude of selflessness which is simply second nature to her.
Professor Adeyoyin was endowed with such wisdom that whenever any problem was brought to her, she would have the right advice to make one feel better. Whenever confronted with a bad situation, her advice was to turn your grapes into grape juice. She made a permanent mark in the hearts of people who are close to her and made a profound impact on their lives.
Professor Felicia Adeyoyin was a celebrated figure in her own right who through sheer hard work and unweaving faith accomplished a numerous string of firsts in her career and field of education.
As a good leader, she was ready and willing to make sacrifices for the people’s welfare or survival not the other way round. She was a great leader of repute with great virtue of high standard which she has inculcated into her numerous mentees. She was a woman who had impacted and effected lives immeasurably with her hardwork and commitment. She was a fearless, courageous professional who made her presence felt in the environment she operated.
She was a woman of many parts.

“A perfect wife
A perfect woman
A perfect mother
A great mentor and educator
A great achiever
A disciplinarian
An outstanding professor
A great leader
A devoted Christian”

Professor Adebola Adeyoyin was a great achiever and an accomplished mother and wife. She was a strong-willed woman blessed with uncommon energy. She was a great leader of repute. 
Professor Felicia Adebola Adeyoyin was a lady of integrity, impeccable manners and a philanthropist per excellence. She was a quintessentially wonderful, unique rare breed of modest, gentle, humane, entrepreneurial and perfect epitome of humanity.
The great heights Professor Adebola Adeyoyin attained were not by sudden flights but by dint of hard work, perseverance, doggedness and undoubting spirit which carried her through a lot of stormy weathers to achieve abundant success, excellence and greatness in her chosen fields.
There are models, role models and amazons, but some are more than models and amazons.
There are professors but there are professors of professors. There are teachers but there are teachers of teachers. Professor Adeyoyin was a complete detribalised professional teacher and leader. She was passionate and committed to her profession as a scholar.
As a leader, she was a fantastic listener who was always willing to assist in solving younger colleagues’ problems. She was a genuine leader who was interested in the growth and development of the youngest professional colleagues.
Being around Professor Adeyoyin, She would ensure that one was comfortable and happy. She made people feel important, recognized and respected. She lived a life of great service to humanity especially to the less privileged. Her great poise, unblemished integrity and humanity endeared her to the heart of millions of people as an exemplary philanthropist. 
ERIN WO!

Erin nla wo nigbo
Ajanaku lo niju
Eja nla lo lomi
Adebola omo Awujoola r'orun aremabo
Adebola Aya Adedeji Solomon da?
Aori
Haa Olukoni agba, Ojogbon Adeyoyin
Adebola ti lo ! ! !
Ofi awon omo ati opo omo omo sile
Iku iba gbowo,
Aba fun lowo
Iku iba gberan,
Aba pa agbo
Oma se o ! ! !
Enirere ati Pataki wa ti lo
Iku to fi onika sile to mu eni rere lo
Iku alumutu
Emaje okun,
Ema je ekolo
Ohun ti won banje, Lajunle orun ni ki emaa ba won je
Ile to ofi sile koni baje
Ona to fisile koni daru
Odarin na ko
O d'oju ala
Odi gba mama wa atata
Iya rere
Sun re o
Omo Awujoola


Goodnight good leader and supporting mentor.


Barrister Adebayo Akinade
On behalf of Adebayo Akinade Family
Posted by Bola Ogunremi on May 29, 2021
Dear Grandma,

You have been one of the central figures in my life for as long as I can remember. Your presence has always been something special, whether it was when we would visit you in Nigeria, or when you visited us.

I was lucky to see you in each of the last three years, and every year we became closer. Through you I became more connected to my family in Nigeria, my Yoruba heritage, and not surprisingly, my Nigerian nationality. It’s funny how I would sometimes forget your extraordinary life and accomplishments. To the rest of the world, you are Professor Deaconess Felicia Adebola Adeyoyin, author of the national pledge of Nigeria - and to my siblings and cousins, you’re Grandma. But you are undoubtedly both, and your humility allowed you to be both to the fullest. You inspire us all, and you always will.

With love, from your grandson,
Ayodeji
Posted by Bola Ogunremi on May 29, 2021
Grandma,

I remember how I would walk into your room and see you smile; I would walk over and hug you all the time. I was your “bringer of good news”, and nothing could have made me happier.

You had great faith and a happy spirit, even when the day was dull.

Thank you for bringing me joy with our every encounter.

Love you, Ayotunde
Posted by Bola Ogunremi on May 29, 2021
I love you and miss you, Mom.

Thank you, Mom, for your unconditional love for us.

You were always there for us; encouraging, advising and correcting. All our accomplishments and achievements, are owed to you and Daddy.

Thank you for instructing us to trust only in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thank you for showing us the power of prayer.

Thank you showing us the importance of hard work and persistence, for your dogged determination and attention to detail which stood out in everything you did.

Thank you for the countless life lessons you taught me that have equipped me for marriage, motherhood and enterprise.

Thank you for your legacy which inspires all of us to aim high, do what is right, honor the Lord and be a blessing to others.

Thank you for a great example of a life well lived.

Forever loving you and grateful to you,
Adebola
Posted by Tobi Adeyoyin on May 27, 2021
Dear Grandma,

Thank you for being such a powerful woman of God, praying for us all the time. Whenever I saw you, you were always working hard which I admired so much. I’m sad that you are no longer here with us, but I am glad that you can rejoice at peace in Heaven. You truly have left a great legacy here Grandma.

Miss you and love you very much,
Tobi
Posted by Adetola Ariyike Ibiene Sa... on May 25, 2021
My beloved auntie, mentor, adopted mom, and spiritual mother.
As I began to type out this remembrance of you, I paused, I had to... because the depths of the loss that your passing had created just hits afresh.
I can proudly say that there is a before I met you period when I returned back to Nigeria and there is the after I connected to you. The after I connected with you portion is richer, more colorful and has springs of love flowing from it.
What a great teacher you were, in word and in deed. William and I can never thank you enough for your love, your concern, your no nonsense style of discipline and the enormous heart that you had. I am grateful that you accepted me as your child, even now I walk with the recollection that I am your child and now walk with the mandate that I must finish the work you began in the Educational sector in Nigeria and Africa as a whole! You fought the good fight and I am so proud of you, Auntie. Rest in power my erudite and hardworking "mother." You were loved dearly!
On behalf of the entire Salau family.
Posted by Towi Adeyoyin on May 25, 2021
To Grandma

The best personality imaginable. The best role model imaginable. The best friend imaginable. If I were to build the perfect grandmother, it would have been my beloved Grandma.
From your persistent determination to your caring and compassionate spirit, all your special, distinctive qualities will be missed.
Thank you Grandma for being an amazing example of how to run the race.
Thank you Grandma for your inspirational legacy.
Thank you Grandma for staying strong in the tough times.
God bless you as you reside in the glorious lights of Heaven.
I love you Grandma.
Towi Adeyoyin
Posted by Oluwaseyi Korede on May 23, 2021
To my grandma

“Come and read the Bible with me “ , “what do you want to eat “?.These are the words I will always remember you saying every public holiday and every Boxing Day, so when I got the news everything seemed so surreal. I always looked at you as this strong loving figure who yet so old, had so much strength and fire burning inside of her.

Your passing made me understand the meaning of life and the meaning of love, it taught me that life should be loved by showing love to God and showing love to my neighbors. Although you are gone now you have been immortalized in our hearts although you are not here physically your legacy lives on in your children and grandchildren.

You are an amazing woman and you live on forever in the hearts of all those you have touched in your time here . We love you grandma

Always,
Bolu Adeyoyin
Posted by Oluwaseyi Korede on May 23, 2021
Wow grandma you did it! I’m so proud to get to call you my grandma. Not too many people have written a song let alone the pledge for their country. It seems like everytime your name comes up, I learn something new about the amazing life you’ve lived. You truly were an amazing woman, mother, and grandmother. You accomplished so much in one lifetime in your own career and were still able to raise 4 great kids. I wish I got to spend more time with you in this life but I know we’ll meet again one day. You and Grandpa hold it down in heaven for all of us and I’ll do my best to give you something to cheer about up there. ❤️

Ire
Posted by Oluwaseyi Korede on May 23, 2021
My Mother

Felicia Adebola Abeke Adeyoyin what can't I say about you. A proverbs 31 woman and mother. I chose to describe you as a true Christian woman, lover, protector, giver, friend, teacher, disciplinary, counselor and many others.

I am grateful to God to call you my mother. When we were growing up i didn’t understand sometimes why you made us work so hard but I do now. I hated washing clothes and housework but you made us do it every Saturday. When you were in the kitchen we had to be there to. We prayed and read the Bible all the time. I remember revival services during the week that I thought was torture. Mummy thank you for training me. Thank you for loving my dad of blessed memories and siblings unconditionally. Thank you for always being a support system in every way possible. Thank you for loving others and teaching us values and how to care for others. Thank you for showing me what it means to be a Christian. I know nobody is perfect but you are close to perfection.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness! You say that all the time, so I learnt from an early age how to be clean. I can go on and on about you my dearest mother as I sit writing this tribute, my prayer to God is to live a life that you will be proud of and be the woman you raised me to be by the almighty Grace of God. Your legacy lives on. I love you so much mama and miss you dearly, but I know God loves you and wants you home to rest. I guess you and daddy can rest now till we meet again.

Lovingly,

Asabi for Korede and Ire.
Posted by Dapo A on May 23, 2021

Dear Mum,

It’s 22 days now since your departure. The last few days proved to be most difficult for you, despite your continued resolve to remain with us. The Word of God admonishes us... “ not to grieve like those who do not have hope”

We hold on to the teaching, love, care, provision, prayers, and most importantly the legacy you have left us, which we in turn hope to transfer the same to our children.

We love you Mum and Grandma, but Christ loves you more.

Always in our hearts

Dapo, Ikeogoli, Boluwatife, Timilehin, Fiyinfoluwa, Momoreoluwa & Tunmininu
Posted by Deji Adeyoyin on May 23, 2021
Tribute to Mom

Feels too soon to be writing this to Mom, having just done the same a year ago for Dad, KABIOSI OLUWA!

As i think of the last year and Moms call to Glory, one word keeps resonating within me.
Perspective, having a right, godly perspective, a perspective of thankfullness as instructed by Paul:

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(I Corinthians 15:57 NKJV)

Even though it was a tough year for the family, mom especially, still we have cause to give thanks to God the Father for the life, love, faith, influence and accomplishments of our sweet mother, my first and greatest champion, a selfless giver, educationist, lover of God and man, a true woman of virtue who by very godly principles lived her life, built her home, raised her children, pursued her career (as she always said with dogged determination ) and served her generation.

There is a lot I can say about you mom: your loving smile; your infectious laughter; your hugs; the special way you had of doing and saying the right thing at the right time....i think a uniquely special gift of Godly mothers, these and so many aspects of you i will miss.

But Praise God we do not mourn as one who has no hope for our hope and consolation is knowing that you are safe and well in The Fathers bossom, knowing that as much as we love and miss you here on earth, and as much as you loved us, you would not want to return here having tasted of the glories of Heaven, and so we rejoice with you Mom, yes we rejoice as we celebrate your life, for you are now home with Jesus.

Dearest mom,
You have fought the good fight of faith,
You have finished your race, You have kept the faith.
Now, You have received the crown of righteousness prepared for you, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, has given to you.
And not to You only but also to all who love His appearing.
(II Timothy 4:7‭-‬8 NKJV)

And so, I trust in our God and saviour to see you, Dad and many other dearly departed ones again someday.

Rest well, till then my precious Mom ❤

Loving you always,
Deji, Moji, Tobi, Towi & Coco the dog

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