Florence Ajoke Babarinsa
  • 85 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 21, 1928
  • Date of passing: May 30, 2013
Let the memory of Grannie be with us forever
This memorial website was created in the memory of our mother, sister, aunty, grandmother and great-grandmother, Florence Ajoke Babarinsa, 85, born on March 21, 1928 and passed away on May 30, 2013. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by afolabi ayorinde on 16th July 2013

"I'm sure everyone here has memories much like mine. They are good memories, something we'll always have to cherish. "Oko mi" as you fondly called me, i'll miss everything about you, your voice, your presence, your laughter (even while sleeping sometimes) that was funny. Thank you for your sacrifies, your care, and the gift of Love.
Rest in peace Granny, I will always Love you Forever."

This tribute was added by afolabi ayorinde on 16th July 2013

"Reflecting back on my life with Granny, i am filled with memories of Biadou Street, Dolphin Estate and Surulere. I remember spending holidays at your house whenever my parents travelled and you'll make us eat Amala...hehe!
One of my favourite memories was how you used to treat us (grandchildren) to goodies at Christmas especially fireworks. We were always looking forward to your presence."

This tribute was added by Doyin Ayorinde on 13th July 2013

"..when mummy and daddy were out of the country.. I would NEVER forget when I cried because I was missing my mum and granny couldn't understand why..so she beat me :( lol... When we were younger, christmas was never complete without granny giving us money to buy "banger"... Granny was strong, fashionable and VERY smart...We love you Granny... Rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by Doyin Ayorinde on 13th July 2013

""Doyin Doyin Doyin" That's how granny use to call me..
I remember going to visit granny in Biadu when we were younger. The family reunion we had when she was in dolphin. I remember the first and last time i saw her behind the wheels..daddy had just bought a Mitsubishi and she drove it in the compound..
I remember when granny would come take care of us......."

This tribute was added by Foluke Kolawole-Moradeyo on 11th July 2013

"'They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.  For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes'.Revelation 7: 16-17 We all love you, but Jesus loves you best.  From the family of Olajumoke Kuyinu"

This tribute was added by Foluke Babarinsa on 10th July 2013

"Adieu Granny! I will miss you and will forever cherish all the memories that I have right from our time at Biaduo Street  to Dolphin Estate and Surulere....you were love by all and you were a fashion icon, woman of prestige ..I loved you granny.You are now in the bossom of the Lord ( omo rere ti gbeyin yin) Mama rere sun ree ooh.... Rest in Peace.

This tribute was added by BABATUNDE BRIMMO on 9th July 2013

"My absolute best memories of my childhood was visits from Granny, she would always make me smile and before she leaves I knew she would give us money and I was never disappointed. Deep down we all felt so comfortable around our granny cuz she always had a way to make us laugh and feel loved."

This tribute was added by oladipo brimmo on 8th July 2013

"i remember visiting you when i was in unilag with all my friends especially when we were broke and we will all leave your house happy of course with enough money and food,i was always so proud of the way you made my friends feel at home and comfortable around you, even though i didn't like the fact that you would share the money you could have given me alone with my friends:-)"

This tribute was added by oladipo brimmo on 8th July 2013

"I remember how we all loved your using cell phone because we knew you never checked your credit anyway and how you will top-up the moment you tried a number and couldn't get through even if it was a network problem :-) Doyin always finishing the credit before the rest of us even remembered to use it."

This tribute was added by oladipo brimmo on 8th July 2013

"we all miss you so much grannie,i am happy and i thank God for having a grand ma like you,we all have good memories of you that we will keep with us forever.All the christmas gifts,fireworks,your delicious couscous and frijon."

This tribute was added by Moji Vanghan on 24th June 2013

"You were a pioneer and a legend in the world of fashion of the sixties and seventies in Lagos.  I still remember the unique designs you made for many who throng your factory.  Adieu, sweet mummy.  Dayo and I loved you, I still love you and I will forever love you.  But God loves you more.  I know you are resting in the bosom of the Lord.  I thank God for a life well lived."

This tribute was added by Moji Vanghan on 24th June 2013

"It felt like yesterday when you would call us to come and arrange your clothes in your bedroom.  The four of us would play and try on your clothes, make up, shoes etc. until you will come back and chase us out of your room.  When we do offend you, you would send us to our various corners.  The memories are endless."

This tribute was added by Moji Vanghan on 24th June 2013

"You would then send us out to go and look for “A BIMO MA JEUN”.  By the time we came back empty handed you would have eaten a little bit more of your lunch or dinner.  I remembered our lovely dolls that you helped us sew designer clothes for in your garment factory.  You wanted us all to learn how to sew and its still a thing of sorrow for me that I never did."

This tribute was added by Moji Vanghan on 24th June 2013

"Through you, Dayo and I had wonderful memories of our childhood and the memories will continue to live with me.  I feel blessed to have had you as my big mum.  Your genuine affection and love for us shone through all you did.  I remembered the way we all used to crowd around you when you were eating and would practically finish your food before you had eaten only a few spoons."

This tribute was added by Moji Vanghan on 24th June 2013

"Thank God they brought us to you.  You never let us feel unwanted or that our parents were not around and nobody knew the difference between us and your own biological children.  In fact we always felt very happy and proud when people say we resembled you more than our cousins did.  You were indeed a mother."

This tribute was added by Moji Vanghan on 24th June 2013

"You had a gentle way of walking, talking and relating to other people.  I never heard you raise you voice to anybody. When our parents left us with you to go in search of greener pastures, it was the best, decision they ever took on our behalf.  Whenever my late sister and I remembered what could have been or the alternative we would have had, we had night mares."

This tribute was added by Moji Vanghan on 24th June 2013

"We all called you mummy.  You were a caring, loving person with single minded dedication and devotion to both your nuclear and extended family.  You were the best example of what a mother should be by all standards.  You were the rallying point for the entire Ogunlaiye family.  You were beautiful, intelligent, kind soft spoken – a true lady."

This tribute was added by Esther Junard-Akinrinade on 10th June 2013

""On the 30th of May my dearest mother, Mrs Florence Ajoke Babarinsa  went home to Glory, mom I know you're resting in the bosom of The Lord. You thought me how to stand on my own which made me strong, I love you, and you shall be greatly missed.Rest in Perfect Peace mom, "OMO OLOWO TI KOGBODO JE ERAN EDUN SUN RE O"."

This tribute was added by Brimmo Bosun on 9th June 2013

"On 30th May 2013, our dear mother (granny as she's fondly called) passed on, to our greatest astonishment and sorrow.
We shed tears because she's gone but we could smile because she lived a good,fulfilling and blessed life. And she died in such peace a good Christian mother should die.
Adieu, 'granny'.              'Bosun  BRIMMO"

This tribute was added by dayo ayorinde on 8th June 2013


This tribute was added by Adetoun Ayorinde on 7th June 2013

"I miss my grannie. So much. Memories of her picking me up from school, letting me learn to braid on her hair and always "surprising" us with fireworks at Christmas continually flood my mind.

I know she is resting now. And I'm happy. Because she's in His bosom."

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