ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Florence Opekete (Falayi) Nee Babalola, 78 years old, born on September 28, 1942, and passed away on January 10, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Frederick Falayi on February 25, 2021
Mama Ronke, your passing is another reminder that your generation as parents, uncles and aunties is passing over and the responsibility is now ours to oil the wheels of our so much cherished blood ties for which you labored so hard to ensure that you were not left out in spite of the early passing of our loving uncle. You will be fondly remembered. May God grant you eternal rest and grant us as a family the strength to bear this great pain.
Posted by Princess Adenikẹ Babade on February 25, 2021
When I decided to write a tribute for Mummy, I had to pause for a while because I found it difficult to put my words together in writing. As this is really heartbreaking. I began to remember our last moment together recently in December while in front of her gate where we had heart to heart discussion. Unknown to me that was going to be the last time I will be seeing her.
Mummy took me as a daughter who was very free to discuss issues with me and confidently pray together with me. A great mother, principled, a disciplinarian, had zero tolerance for nonsense and raised her children to be God-fearing. She was a singer, prayer warrior (carrier of fire), a true daughter of Zion, a role model, a definition of faith and always after the welfare of the less privileged. She was going for the best when it comes to the education of her children. She was a virtuous woman as Proverbs 31 praises. I also remembered when she called to apologise for not attending one of our children's wedding because of her health status by that time and yet she sent envelope and promised that she will be in attendance for others. Alas, death took her before the time, but who can question God? I know she is in a better place, but the memories we share and her legacy will live forever. Ọmo Olokè kò moke, gígùn, Ọmọ Edu 'ule ahún. Ẹfon kú mòrè. Sún ré o. Ọya rẹ̀ kí ọ. Until we meet to part no more.
Princess Adenikẹ Babade.
Posted by Olayinka Adesanya on February 18, 2021
Mummy, your death came as a shock to me as I always see you on Adeola's status Agile and full of life. we take solace in the fact that you are with your maker. Rest on, mama.
Posted by Mary Adenowo on February 16, 2021
We were together at your residence on January 1st 2021 this year. i never knew your good night to me when i was leaving means not in this world again but at the feet of Jesus. Sleep on sweet mama...
Posted by Adeola Abe on February 9, 2021
Dear mummy, I was shocked and still in shock to receive the news of your demise because I still wish to see you in your 80s, 90s and even 100 as you look so young and beautiful in your 70s but God knows best. God be with the children and the whole family you left behind. Sun re titi di ojo aginde mama. Much love ma.

Adeola Abe.

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Posted by Frederick Falayi on February 25, 2021
Mama Ronke, your passing is another reminder that your generation as parents, uncles and aunties is passing over and the responsibility is now ours to oil the wheels of our so much cherished blood ties for which you labored so hard to ensure that you were not left out in spite of the early passing of our loving uncle. You will be fondly remembered. May God grant you eternal rest and grant us as a family the strength to bear this great pain.
Posted by Princess Adenikẹ Babade on February 25, 2021
When I decided to write a tribute for Mummy, I had to pause for a while because I found it difficult to put my words together in writing. As this is really heartbreaking. I began to remember our last moment together recently in December while in front of her gate where we had heart to heart discussion. Unknown to me that was going to be the last time I will be seeing her.
Mummy took me as a daughter who was very free to discuss issues with me and confidently pray together with me. A great mother, principled, a disciplinarian, had zero tolerance for nonsense and raised her children to be God-fearing. She was a singer, prayer warrior (carrier of fire), a true daughter of Zion, a role model, a definition of faith and always after the welfare of the less privileged. She was going for the best when it comes to the education of her children. She was a virtuous woman as Proverbs 31 praises. I also remembered when she called to apologise for not attending one of our children's wedding because of her health status by that time and yet she sent envelope and promised that she will be in attendance for others. Alas, death took her before the time, but who can question God? I know she is in a better place, but the memories we share and her legacy will live forever. Ọmo Olokè kò moke, gígùn, Ọmọ Edu 'ule ahún. Ẹfon kú mòrè. Sún ré o. Ọya rẹ̀ kí ọ. Until we meet to part no more.
Princess Adenikẹ Babade.
Posted by Olayinka Adesanya on February 18, 2021
Mummy, your death came as a shock to me as I always see you on Adeola's status Agile and full of life. we take solace in the fact that you are with your maker. Rest on, mama.
her Life

THE PUREST DEFINITION OF A LOVING MOTHER

Early Life
Monisola was born into the family of Chief John Omoribiyole Babalola (The Ologbonla Obalu of Efon-Alaaye) and Madam Rhoda Oluwakeye Babalola in Efon-Alaaye, both of blessed memory. Florence’s formal education started at St. Stephen’s C.A.C School. She also attended Christ Apostolic Church Secondary Modern School in Efon-Alaaye after which she relocated to Lagos to further her studies and career.

Marriage
She met Engineer Titus Adebodun  in 1965. They then married in 1966 after relocating to Birmingham, UK. Their marriage was blessed with five children: Aderonke, Folashade, Adewale, Temilade, and Adeola. Florence chose not to remarry after the passing of her husband and focused on bringing up her children.

Professional life
Florence furthered her studies whilst in the UK, taking qualifying exams in typing/secretarial studies with The Royal Society of Arts Examinations Board, Pitman Examinations Institute. She held secretarial and sales roles with Avon Cosmetics, Albright & Wilson, Henry Stephens Group and other reputable establishments.  She returned with her family to Nigeria after several years and joined the civil service working with Centre for Management Development (CMD), where she served meritoriously until she retired after attaining the full age of retirement in 2005. She attended many training, development and professional courses with The Polytechnic Ibadan, Administrative Staff College of Nigeria and a host of other in-house training courses at CMD, just to name a few.  She was a very industrious person and had personal businesses selling textiles and renting out building machinery in the late 70s / early 80s.
Religious Activities
Monisola was a committed Christian and a staunch member of Christ Apostolic Church, holding many positions and serving in various capacities until her death. She was very involved in the provision of welfare and emotional support which later became a personal interest in her latter years. She loved giving to the needy and invested her energy in taking care of the poor in her local community.

Interests
Florence was an anglophile and had great interest in the British royal family. She loved life. She loved people and had great love for her extended family members. She was actively involved in sports in her younger years and she enjoyed spending time with loved ones.
Florence passed to her rest peacefully on January 10, 2021 

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Shared by Babade Ayobayo on February 10, 2021
Mummy will be sorely missed by us all. She was an amazing woman. Rest in peace till we meet to part no more. Love you always ma.