ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Florence Atejioye, born on October 10, 1947, and passed away on January 8, 2022. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Abbey Dickson on September 15, 2022
*An Ode To Our Flourishing Flora.* 

Mama Flora, your flourishing aura is everywhere. Even though we're SPEECHLESS yet our hearts are filled with thanksgiving to God who made our paths and world to cross. We're left with memories of the little times we shared with you here on earth. Life is indeed like a vapour. You feel it today and the next minute it is no more.

You're indeed a warrior. You fought your way through tick and thin. From impoverishment to prominence. From obscurity to prosperity. From minority to majority. You're like that little pond that grew into a flowing stream to a river, a sea and now an Ocean, cutting across different continents.

You're not an ordinary Igbo woman. You're an Igbo woman with Great Difference. You can be traced to the Three major ethnic groups of Nigeria. Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. In Abia you are there, in Eshan, you are there, in Abuja you are there, in Lagos you are there, in Ebonyi you are there, in Iroko, the Iroko trees you planted have taken deep roots and standing tall and strong.

You're an OWERRI woman with a Swag, the Technological, creative and innovative Great Grandma. I can go on and on and on...

YOU CAME, YOU SAW, YOU CONQUERED and YOU LIVE ON in the Bossom of the Lord... our flourishing Mama Flora
By Ugochimdiebere Ehibudu
Posted by seun peter on August 16, 2022
Tribute To My Mother (Mrs. Florence Oyendimanazu Atejioye) (Nee Ekeji)



Oh My Mummy! my close confident, My Prayer warrior, My Adviser, My Mum who appreciated me in all things, no matter the little effort I put into it. Mummy was my Role model. The bound between us was beyond measure.
I still find it difficult to believe that you are no more. It seems to me as if you travelled, and will be back soon. But how long will I continue to wait for your return, Mummy? I miss you alot. How can I forget all those moments we shared? The good times and the the difficult times, our unending gists. Mum’s manuscript hand written, long letters, sometimes numbering up to four or five pages. The regular telephone calls, up to 4 times a week, your whatsapp and phone text messages giving full information about all the happenings around plus prayers. And enquiring to know all about my welfare and that of my siblings and their families too.
My mummy was beautiful in and out. Very courageous and enduring. And always ready to help out, she was cheerful and generous. Her home was always filled with people who came to show appreciation or seek for advice.
Anytime I tell mummy that I will be coming home (Iroko), she would wake up on time to prepare a special meal for me. She would call at intervals to know where I was, and then wait for me at the bus stop upon my arrival. Our closeness was unimaginable.
I thank God for allowing me to be with my mum towards the end of her life on earth. Though I never thought it would end so early as it happened.

Mum fell ill on the evening, 7th January 2022, after calling all her friends and family members to wish them a happy new year but unfortunately she joined the saints on the 8th January, 2022 after being rushed to general hospital. Mummy! I love you but God loves you more, I believe we shall meet to part no more in heaven. I take courage from the word of God which says, “we should not mourn like those who do not have hope. We have hope in Jesus Christ, because he is the resurrection and life.

Mummy! You will live forever in my heart. Rest in perfect peace my beautiful Mum.


Mrs. Justina Bose Euba
(Daughter).
Posted by seun peter on August 16, 2022
Each time I try writing this, I find it hard to finish because tears keep flowing.
Knowing you was knowing love and peace.
The first time I met Grandma was nothing I had imagined, knowing I was going to get married to the last child who is invariably the apple of every mum's eye. But she accepted me and it was love overflow.

The last time I saw Grandma was few days before she bidded us farewell. She hugged and held me tight like she had never done before, little did I know it was farewell.

We loved you, we had good plans for you but our God knows best. We miss you everyday.
Rest on Grandma

Ayobami Atejioye.
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
My loving grandma. It was soo sad that you had to go. I miss you so much. I miss your love, care, and your corrections. You are the best grandma I ever know. May your soul continue to rest in perfect peace.
Your grand son
Mbam Richard
Posted by Vivian Ezele on August 15, 2022
Hannah's tribute
Hmm!!! With a heavy heart and watery eyes I write this tribute today, Grandma you were a special special woman, a rare gem and a gift from the lord! You are indeed priceless, you may have passed on but your memories will forever live in our hearts.You were so Caring, loving and compassionate. Am grateful and thankful that I have the privilege of being your grandchild. I still remember it like a dream that very same dey you told me the usual word you always tell me"Hannah ma ma rin ho ho" I still hear your lovely voice in my head.
Grandma, I miss you so much, your memories will forever live in my heart.
Keep on resting in the blossom of the Lord grandma.
__Ezele Hannah (Grand daughter)
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
TRIBUTE TO MY MUMMY :

All my life, i have never been this short of words!..... Just so short of words.

REST IN PEACE MOM.

PASTOR(MRS) OLUWATOYIN ONYEBUCHI ( DAUGHTER).
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
It was heartbreaking to hear that you were gone, it was so soon, You loved us and we loved you too. I will surely miss you my beautiful grandma. I will always remember your beautiful face You passed away so soon, you were loving and caring.
May your soul rest in peace.

Ezele Osemudiamen.
Your grandson
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
It was heartbreaking to hear that you were gone, it was so soon, You loved us and we loved you too. I will surely miss you my beautiful grandma. I will always remember your beautiful face You passed away so soon, you were loving and caring.
May your soul rest in peace.

Ezele Osemudiamen.
Your grandson
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
TRIBUTE TO MY SISTER AND SECOND MOTHER, NDAA FLORA
Nda Flora my sister, the news of your death came to me as a terrible shock. It caused a very big pain to my soul. You took me unawares. I didn’t know that you will leave me the way you did. I visited you to comfort you on the death of your husband without knowing that your departure was very near.
Anytime I call you, you will always as me “Patty are you sure that your heart is very strong”? Who will ask after my health and well-being the way you do?
You were my second mother and the one who assisted our mother to take care of me. Both of us ran for the Biafra war together and headed to the same location. Words are not enough to express my grief but I take solace in our Lord Jesus Christ.
I bid you farewell, a peaceful rest in the bosom of our Lord, Jesus Christ and continually pray that the Almighty God will comfort and see us through. In the next world, you will still be my sister. In the next world you will not experience any form of pain whatsoever.
Adieu Nda Flora till we meet to part no more.

Your last brother, Patty Ihebom Ekeji.


TRIBUTE TO A RARE GEM (MAMA FLORENCE)
Please wake up and tell us it’s just a fairytale! The news of your demise came as a shock to us and rendered us speechless. You called every one of us first of January this year to wish us happy New Year. No clues, no sign that you were leaving us so soon! In fact a day before the sad news came to us, you called us and interacted with us in your usual manner, asking us where our Local Government Area is located in Owerri, Imo State. You never sounded weak, neither did you sound like one who would leave the next day! Chei! This is really painful!
We miss your prayers, words of encouragement and blessings. In fact, we are SPEECHLESS! Please continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ till we meet to part no more!

From us – Onyebuchi, Chinedu, Ugochi, Nkemakolam, Nwereuche and Amarachi and our spouses and children.
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
O my grandmother, We miss your love and care. We were happy when you came back to Lagos but little did we know that you are not going to stay long. You fell ill and was talking to hospital. It was heartbreaking to hear that you have gone to heaven. We miss you but we promise to make you proud. Rest on till we meet to part no more.

Richard and Roland Mbam
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
Mummy mi o, Words failed me. Don't know how to explain the pain of loosing you 3 months after daddy's passing unto glory. Your death left a big vacuum in my life. Eye mi o. A kind and most joyful soul. A loving mother and my loyal friend. My lookalike. You are best amongst mothers. You are incomparable. I am soo blessed to see more beautiful you were when God called you. You looked soo radiant like a bride waiting to be taking away by her husband. I just want to thank you for all your love and prayers. I will forever cherish you mom. Keep on resting in the Lord till we meet on the resurrection day.
I love you.

Oyeyemi Mbam
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
The first time I got to know maami was sometimes in 2006 after meeting with her daughter who is now my wife, when she travelled home and the only way I could reach her via phone was her mommy's phone. After speaking with them I fell in love with mommy. I saved her number in my phone with Maami Iroko, this was a year plus before my marriage with her daughter. Ever since then, she had remained my mother. Maami was a wonderful mother and a confidant. After Dad passed on, I strongly supported her coming to stay with us in Lagos with the believe that the Chang in environment will create enough distraction for her to forget the lost but, I was so very wrong. The night Maami took ill was rather like a joke as the medical team were on point. They did everything medically possible to safe her but, Maami played a big tricks on us all. Maami became very okey, looking radiant and glowing. We were all surprised to see her looking more like an Angel, from outside she was like a heavenly being. Little did we know that there was a transformation taking place. I left for work the next morning from the hospital but kept in touch, and the information I kept getting was good news until that shocking call....... Maami has has gone to be with God. We missed you but, happy because those of us there saw a transformed body. Even with your spirit out of your body, we still saw the beauty of God all over your body, the radiation, glowing like brightness. I have never seen anything like that before but am happy that you lead a Peaceful life and died peacefully to be with the Lord. Sleep on Maami.

Ralph. Your son-in-law
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
Everytime I wonder why you had to leave at this time when you are still crucially needed, hmmm, however it is not for me to ask God. You death still bordered me, but thank God for you lived a good life, you showed your love to your late husband, children and family. Well we loves you but God loves you most. Rest on Abiyamo tòótọ.

From Olori Oluyemisi Arowolo.
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
Indeed you sincerely married us.A sincere lover,who never looked back despite the language barrier. Almost immediately you got to Iroko- Ekiti, you fluently communicate in our diallet. Sleep on beloved, until the resurrection day.

Ven. E. O. Omotade.
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
Mama Florence Onyedimma , Our sincere and genuine mother, a woman of her words, a lover of her husband- no doubt the reason why she followed her husband Baba Atejioye almost immediately after his burial .We your children shall miss you. Rest in the bosom of the Almighty God. Good night mama.

Rev.& Evang.( Mrs ) Omotade Olaoluwa Ilesanmi Osun Diocese
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
TO MY GRANDMA.

Dear Grand ma
Such a shock to me that you left me so fast!
I miss your calls and prayers! 
Noting can replace the best grandmother in the world!.
Rest on grandma! Much love.

CALEB ONYEBUCHI ( GRAND SON )
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
We never wanted you to leave so soon because you were never too old, your smile was golden, your face radiated like the rays of sunshine, you were an amazing grandmother. Thank you for the time your spent with us, all your love and devotions. Every moment spent with you was beautiful and really memorable. You were a woman of humour, understanding and compassion too. I love you so much. Continue to rest in the Bossom of God.

Ezele Precious Isimakome
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
MY TRIBUTE TO MUMMY IROKO .

I got to know mummy the first time in 1995 when one of her daughter who happened to be my wife now invited me to one of her father's annual church age group program called " ALAGA", sighting at mummy she welcomed me generously without knowing that I will be her son in-law, knowing her to be an Igbo woman made me to feel more at home. Not minding that my journey of marriage to her daughter Oluwatoyin was a rough one but when she finally consented she became a mother not only a mother in-law.

Her death was unimaginable and difficult for me to believe. It was a shock , a shock in the sense that she was full of life during daddy's burial not minding that the atmosphere and everyone of us was in a mourning mood . When I got the news of her being sick and admitted at the hospital, my wife and I kept praying all night believing God for a good news which we later got at the early hours of the next day , it was joyous for all of us in Ilorin not knowing that she came back to life to say good bye to us.

To my greatest surprise as I called those in Lagos to know if she have been discharged from the hospital, I got the worst shock in my life that mummy have gone to be with the Lord. Hummm, what a glorious exit !

Mummy Mi, you were a mother and another kind of mother in-law, you never withhold anything from us rather you always share whatever you had with us whenever we come visiting.

Mummy Mi, I loved you and I was expecting you to live longer so that you can reap the fruit of your labour and this is time we need you most but I so much believe that God loves you more than we do and he knows the best for you.
I will continue to miss you Mummy Mi as rest in the bosom of the Lord.

ADIEU MUMMY MI

PASTOR ONYEBUCHI NWACHUKWU ( SON IN-LAW).
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
....... Heavenly race
Heavenly race
Heavenly race
To meet my redeemer.

Nda Flora, each time I looked to your eyes, I saw nothing but a true picture of a real and ideal Mother.

I stood by you at the morgue expecting you to wake up, your eyes are still closed Mom, sleeping. Does this mean eternal good night?

From Ikorodu general hospital to Ijero Mom, you didn't say anything to me even in the potholes you were mute, Nda Flora you were never like this, then I realized that Your journey is eternal home call.

Rest on my Mom.
Good night.
Rev'd Seun Peter (Son)
Posted by seun peter on August 15, 2022
If I knew it would end up this way Mom, haaaaa, I would have visited you in Lagos the second day you were admitted to hospital, though I initially planned a visit to you the same week you passed on!

The news of your death caught us unaware, this is a shock to the marrow that will take forever to heal. I was thrilled for joy that you would take care of Kitiloreoluwa. What a film trick! I took courage that at least if not Dad, you would enjoy the service of Priesthood of your Son, haaa, what a film trick! This is a prick in my heart Mom.

No amount of words can describe your worth, your value, and personality. You were in deed a Mother!

Mom, the company producing ink will run out of production should I continue to describe you. You were a true image of God. I will forever miss you. Funmilayo will forever miss you. Ewaoluwa will forever miss you.

My hope is eternal home with God where we will meet again and part no more. Odigba Abiyamo tooto, Oninure Mama mi.
Sun Re O.

Your Son, Rev Seun Peter Atejioye, Funmilayo (Wife), Ewaoluwa & Kitiloreoluwa(G. Children)
Posted by Vivian Ezele on August 15, 2022
We never wanted you to leave so soon because you were never too old, your smile was golden, your face radiated like the rays of sunshine, you were an amazing grandmother. Thank you for the time your spent with us, all your love and devotions. Every moment spent with you was beautiful and really memorable. You were a woman of humour, understanding and compassion too. I love you so much. Continue to rest in the Bossom of God.

Ezele Precious Isimakome
Posted by Vivian Ezele on August 15, 2022
Mummi, lnfact ....my God! Very difficult for me to write this tribute .
I am still in a very big shock and can't still believe it that Eyemi is no more forever, I cry everyday that passes in my heart.
Eyemi o... Like l am dreaming, find it very difficult that you're no more. What a great lost and a big shock to me that you left just like that without any form of sickness. I could remember how you were calling people that day thanking them for attending your husband (Daddy) burial, you even call some people twice and l could remember asking you how you got the recharge card because the calls was just too much and your replied to me was that do l want to refund the money. Not knowing you were telling them good BYE...
After that you helped me to massage my back when l complained about back pain, you sat in my room looking at me, you even lapped your grand daughter Damisi, not knowing you were preparing to go home...haaaa... O ga ooo... You bought 4tubers of yam too trying to make sure I didn't suspect anything.
Thanks for all the Love, support and your prayers for me.
But the whole story changed around 7pm that very day you fainted in my hands not knowing that you are not going to make it.
What a great lost, So sad to lost 3special people in my life within a year! God! Dear mother l really miss you in my life, home and in every thing, l missed everything about you.
Thanks for being my so lovely mother l really appreciate you for all your sacrifice towards the family mostly when we were still much younger that no money, no food but you always come out with a solutions you stood by my Father even when people rejected and neglected you simply because you were not from Yoruba land but you stood your ground to stay with your husband and children thank you Mum...l love you for this!
Thanks you so much for your Love, Next world you are still going to be my lovely mother. Beautiful woman with beautiful heart of gold, beautiful woman with open tooth...
Greetings to my husband, Luke Ezele and my father John Atejioye that l miss them so much and that l love them.
   Till we meet again on resurrection morning... Rest on Mum!
  Your Daughter Folusho Ogechi Ezele
Posted by Ayodeji Uzoamaka on August 14, 2022
I still can't find the words or right expression to describe how I feel about your passing, Mom. I feel sad, bitter and betrayed that I lost you NOW, and in the way that I did;

No farewells. No goodbyes.

I prayed to God to spare you and Dad's life so that I could take care of you guys the way I'd love to. He's done so much for me but he didn't answer this prayer.

I guess God saw you getting tired, And a cure was not to be; So he put his arms around you, And whispered, "Come to me". God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

It's so painful that I did not get to spend the final moments with you, Mom. Or see how beautiful you look, even in death. It's even more painful that I couldn't attend your funeral and bid you farewell, Mom. I hope you do understand and forgive me like you always do?

I love you Mom and I miss you. Most days I pretend as though I was in a bad dream or wild imagination and pretend that you're still here, just to keep happy and going but deep down I know I'm not seeing you again. Only in dreams!

Rest on well Mom. You lead a peaceful and beautiful life. You brought us up well and I'm forever proud and grateful to you for the impact that you made in our lives.

I know you're in heaven, Mom. I saw you sleeping, peacefully so in my dream last night. Keep on Mom. Till we see again on the resurrection morning. Will choose you again if chanced in a next life.

But I must stop writing now so that these tears will stop flowing.

Farewell Mother...
Posted by Abbey Dickson on August 12, 2022
....Still can't believe you are gone Mummy...

The last time I saw you, you were so full of life. I admired how energetic you were even in old age. I didn't know it would be the last time I'll see you.

She was a woman of intents and purposes who went about her life mindful of her nuclear and extended family, always loving, always giving, always showering care.

Indeed, you have been a Mother to all.
You made a difference in everyone's lives.
Your support, encouragement and love will never be forgotten.
I pray that God grants you eternal rest.
May God fill the vaccum you left behind.
We take solace in God's promises and acknowledge that He knows best.
You will always be greatly missed.

Biodun Dickson

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Posted by Abbey Dickson on September 15, 2022
*An Ode To Our Flourishing Flora.* 

Mama Flora, your flourishing aura is everywhere. Even though we're SPEECHLESS yet our hearts are filled with thanksgiving to God who made our paths and world to cross. We're left with memories of the little times we shared with you here on earth. Life is indeed like a vapour. You feel it today and the next minute it is no more.

You're indeed a warrior. You fought your way through tick and thin. From impoverishment to prominence. From obscurity to prosperity. From minority to majority. You're like that little pond that grew into a flowing stream to a river, a sea and now an Ocean, cutting across different continents.

You're not an ordinary Igbo woman. You're an Igbo woman with Great Difference. You can be traced to the Three major ethnic groups of Nigeria. Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. In Abia you are there, in Eshan, you are there, in Abuja you are there, in Lagos you are there, in Ebonyi you are there, in Iroko, the Iroko trees you planted have taken deep roots and standing tall and strong.

You're an OWERRI woman with a Swag, the Technological, creative and innovative Great Grandma. I can go on and on and on...

YOU CAME, YOU SAW, YOU CONQUERED and YOU LIVE ON in the Bossom of the Lord... our flourishing Mama Flora
By Ugochimdiebere Ehibudu
Posted by seun peter on August 16, 2022
Tribute To My Mother (Mrs. Florence Oyendimanazu Atejioye) (Nee Ekeji)



Oh My Mummy! my close confident, My Prayer warrior, My Adviser, My Mum who appreciated me in all things, no matter the little effort I put into it. Mummy was my Role model. The bound between us was beyond measure.
I still find it difficult to believe that you are no more. It seems to me as if you travelled, and will be back soon. But how long will I continue to wait for your return, Mummy? I miss you alot. How can I forget all those moments we shared? The good times and the the difficult times, our unending gists. Mum’s manuscript hand written, long letters, sometimes numbering up to four or five pages. The regular telephone calls, up to 4 times a week, your whatsapp and phone text messages giving full information about all the happenings around plus prayers. And enquiring to know all about my welfare and that of my siblings and their families too.
My mummy was beautiful in and out. Very courageous and enduring. And always ready to help out, she was cheerful and generous. Her home was always filled with people who came to show appreciation or seek for advice.
Anytime I tell mummy that I will be coming home (Iroko), she would wake up on time to prepare a special meal for me. She would call at intervals to know where I was, and then wait for me at the bus stop upon my arrival. Our closeness was unimaginable.
I thank God for allowing me to be with my mum towards the end of her life on earth. Though I never thought it would end so early as it happened.

Mum fell ill on the evening, 7th January 2022, after calling all her friends and family members to wish them a happy new year but unfortunately she joined the saints on the 8th January, 2022 after being rushed to general hospital. Mummy! I love you but God loves you more, I believe we shall meet to part no more in heaven. I take courage from the word of God which says, “we should not mourn like those who do not have hope. We have hope in Jesus Christ, because he is the resurrection and life.

Mummy! You will live forever in my heart. Rest in perfect peace my beautiful Mum.


Mrs. Justina Bose Euba
(Daughter).
Posted by seun peter on August 16, 2022
Each time I try writing this, I find it hard to finish because tears keep flowing.
Knowing you was knowing love and peace.
The first time I met Grandma was nothing I had imagined, knowing I was going to get married to the last child who is invariably the apple of every mum's eye. But she accepted me and it was love overflow.

The last time I saw Grandma was few days before she bidded us farewell. She hugged and held me tight like she had never done before, little did I know it was farewell.

We loved you, we had good plans for you but our God knows best. We miss you everyday.
Rest on Grandma

Ayobami Atejioye.
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