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Folabi Yetunde Lukanmbi
  • 69 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 21, 1945
  • Place of birth:
    Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria
  • Date of passing: Dec 8, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Let the memory of Folabi be with us forever. Blessed is the memory of the just. Proverbs. 10:7
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Folabi Lukanmbi, 69, born on October 21, 1945 and passed away on December 8, 2014. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Yemi Feyi-Akinribide on 8th December 2017

"Dear Doyin and Olumide,

May God continue  to  fill your hearts with his  peace .

Love from  Deji, Yemi and Tayo Banwo"

This tribute was added by Olumide Akinyemi on 23rd October 2017

"Mummy would have been 72! Blessed are the memories of the just, sleep on in the bosom of Jesus Christ your Lord till the resurrection morning"

This tribute was added by Yemi Feyi-Akinribide on 26th December 2016

"You were always very caring - one of the very few that showed support, love and care  when our dad and mum passed away.
  Continue to rest in perfect peace.

Deji, Yemi and Tayo Banwo"

This tribute was added by Doyin Akinyemi on 8th December 2016

"You left when everything was looking up. Things were looking good....We didn't even consider there really was a chance that the Lord was preparing his bride but I realise now that He loved you He took you.  REST ON MUM. ...SLEEP ON TILL WE MEET ON THE RESURRECTION MORNING....SLEEP ON."

This tribute was added by Olumide Akinyemi on 8th December 2016

"Mummy, Sleep on in the bosom of Jesus."

This tribute was added by Adeola Osho on 21st October 2016

"Our dear mother and mentor,on this special day of yours , the Association of Professional Women Bankers of Nigeria celebrates you, we will never forget you,your legacies are dear to our hearts and may you continue to rest in peace.Amen"

This tribute was added by Kayode Dada on 21st October 2016

"Rest in the bosom of the Lord.  You are for ever in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Olumide Akinyemi on 21st October 2016

"Mummy. You are forever in our hearts"

This tribute was added by Omotanwa Iwayemi on 9th December 2015

"Mummy Lukanmbi your memory lingers on like a sweet aroma of beautiful flower. Glad you have joined the  choir in heaven singing Holy Holy Holy Holy God Almighty in the heaven but you will forever be missed here on earth."

This tribute was added by Ibiyemi Somefun on 8th December 2015

"Forever in our heart granny, till we meet at the feet of Jesus"

This tribute was added by Toyin Ojo on 8th December 2015

"Our mentor,our mother we missed your motherly advice in Association of Professional Women Bankers(APWB). Continue to sleep peacefully in the bossom of your Lord. Toyin Ojo (Chairperson ,APWB)."

This tribute was added by Aramide Aregbesola on 8th December 2015

"One year within a twinkke of an eyes. Mummy, you shall forever linger on in my memory. You're always there for us at Association of Professional Women Banker (APWB) as one of our past chairperson. When we look back at any of our activities, we used to see you. We really missed your motherly affection for us. You're one out of a million mothers. Continue to rest at the bosom of you Lord. Good night mummy, till we meet to part no more. Adieu."

This tribute was added by Olumide Akinyemi on 8th December 2015

"You are forever in our hearts Mummy and your memory shall forever be blessed."

This tribute was added by Tunde Oluteye on 25th October 2015

"Dear mummy, we remember at this time when you will have been celebrating your 70th birthday. Your memories are precious! We thank God for your life. You were at home with all ages. I remember your lively nature, your laughter, your can do attitude in all things. We thank God for the seed you've left behind (Doyin and Debo). We shall meet again at the master's feet. Adieu mummy."

This tribute was added by Kayode Dada on 22nd October 2015

"We would have been celebrating your 'three score and ten' now! The Lord knows best.  Continue to rst in the bossom of our Lord, Fola.
Fondly in our hearts, always.  Chris & Kayode Dada"

This tribute was added by Ibiyemi Somefun on 21st October 2015

"I miss you,   Forever in my heart"

This tribute was added by Jide Akinyemi on 21st October 2015

"Wonderful memories of one so dear,

Treasured still with a love sincere;

In our hearts she is living yet,

We loved her too dearly too forget."

This tribute was added by Ezekiel Odeyemi on 21st October 2015

"What a day to remember you! Today you would have been 70 years on earth but you're now with the Lover of your soul. It is painful for us that we couldn't celebrate here with you as we did when you turned 50 and 60. But we are also comforted that you're now celebrating yonder for the privilege to serve while you were here despite the difficulties. All is well. Keep on living and singing to the praise of your Maker."

This tribute was added by Olumide Akinyemi on 21st October 2015

"Forever in our hearts"

This tribute was added by Olumide Akinyemi on 21st October 2015

"Forever in our hearts"

This tribute was added by Orente'ayaba Bamisile on 21st October 2015

"Wow!! When I got the reminder and saw its your 70th, I was joyous and just about the same time I remembered oh mummy is gone. This is to show that to me you are not dead but alive with the saints celebrating everyday of your life.
It would have been nice to celebrate this with you, knowing you as the organiser and of course there would have been plenty to eat but in your absence I celebrate the good life you lived which is more important than gaining the whole world and loosing eternity.
Happy posthumous 70th birthday to a great woman with a large heart.
You forever live in my memory and God will continue to protect the family you left behind.
My mum (Mrs V T Bamisile) misses you as she will not stop talking about you every now and then but her consolation is that you are up there with the saints. Adieu Ma"

This tribute was added by Esosa Bamisile on 21st October 2015

"I was just sharing about your caring and motherly attributes to some young ladies yesterday. You would have been 70 today, but alas it wasn't mean to be! Nevertheless, i am thankful for the times we shared and I'm certain that you are resting joyfully in the blossom of our Lord. Continue to enjoy eternal rest. I will always love and never forget you."

This tribute was added by GLADYS IWOWARI on 5th January 2015

"Mummy i am still in shock about your passing i always admire the way you conducted the wisdom group choir , i remember one evening after service at COD you gave me and my husband a lift in your car ,you discoursed with me freely because i sat at the back with you inspite of the age difference i felt at home with you we will realy miss you, i pray that God will comfort your children and give them peace goodnite sweet mother we love you"

This tribute was added by Omoniyi Ronke K on 30th December 2014

"Mummy, you called me to ask if am coming for the congress. Alas! It was the rude shock of your death. Thank you for been there for me always, the children missed you and will not be quick to forget your labor of love. Continue to rest in the bosom of your maker dearest mum."

This tribute was added by Folasade Femi-Lawal on 29th December 2014

"Mummy Lukanmbi!! Haa! This is not the plan o! With all your regular threats to me as 'Iya Iberin' assuring me that if I make efforts, You will carry as you have the energy and strength. Ever cheerful Mummy, Ever smiling, always ready with a smile for children and parents. Never too much in a hurry. We will miss you dearly especially your after service banter at the Junior Church exit. Please rest well in the bosom of the Lord you love so dearly."

This tribute was added by Ezekiel Odeyemi on 29th December 2014

"Your life was a testimony of what it means to be consumed with the zeal of the Lord's house. You were a mother, a beloved sister, a friend, a passionate follower of the Lord, and a giver to the core. Little wonder you went home on active service. You have impacted lives so positively  and you've left a cherished memory behind. We are consoled by the fact that you've seen your Lord before death came calling. Now you are with the Heavenly Choir to sing the praises of the Lover of your soul. We miss you dearly and we will meet at the feet of the Lord to part no more.
Pastor and Pastor (Mrs) E. A. Odeyemi"

This tribute was added by Alosimis Ekianiso on 27th December 2014

"Aunty Yetunde was a very active woman, and a really great cook. I remember her kitchens at House 48 (Ibadan) and Iwaya (Lagos) very well. Back in UCH, Ibadan, it seemed like she was always hosting parties. Their house was almost always filled with guests from All Saints Church Jericho or  with friends and family.

I thank God for her life and the lessons I learnt from her, growing up. Auntie loved to sing praises (especially with the tambourine) and she always had a "shekere", even at family functions. When she was at Gateway Bank in Ogun state, she often came for the weekend just to attend a prayer vigil. She loved to pray and sing praises.

I thank God for her life and times, the testimonies about her, and for the family she's left behind. We remain eternally grateful that she lived to be a wife, mother, sister, Aunty, mother in law, and grandmother. May God bless and strengthen the family and friends she's left behind, amen.

Simi Osinaike"

This tribute was added by Yakubu Mary on 24th December 2014

"Mummy the for the short time i got to know you. I learnt so many things a daughter can learn from a mother. I miss your smiles, your jokes, and ur advice. Your commitment to God till He called you home is so so amazing and worth learning from. In the hospital bed you still did not give up on God your maker but still had hope for a life again after then. When you talk you speak with wisdom. You are a blessing to me mum. I will forever miss you.
#we shall meet at Jesus feet where there'll be no temptation we shall see ourselves and embrace ourselves and the Lord God will be the chairman#"

This tribute was added by Yakubu Mary on 24th December 2014

"Mummy the for the short time i got to know you. I learnt so many things a daughter can learn from a mother. I miss your smiles, your jokes, and ur advice. Your commitment to God till He called you home is so so amazing and worth learning from. In the hospital bed you still did not give up on God your maker but still had hope for a life again after then. When you talk you speak with wisdom. You are a blessing to me mum. I will forever miss you.
#we shall meet at Jesus feet where there'll be no temptation we shall see ourselves and embrace ourselves and the Lord God will be the chairman#"

This tribute was added by Yakubu Mary on 24th December 2014

"Mummy the for the short time i got to know you. I learnt so many things a daughter can learn from a mother. I miss your smiles, your jokes, and ur advice. Your commitment to God till He called you home is so so amazing and worth learning from. In the hospital bed you still did not give up on God your maker but still had hope for a life again after then. When you talk you speak with wisdom. You are a blessing to me mum. I will forever miss you.
#we shall meet at Jesus feet where there'll be no temptation we shall see ourselves and embrace ourselves and the Lord God will be the chairman#"

This tribute was added by Esosa Bamisile on 24th December 2014

"Aunty was a true mother in Israel, she reminds me of Deborah, the only female judge recorded in the book of judges. My only regret is that i never really got to thank her for all her love, kindness and mentoring.
I got married from Aunty's home in Yaba, she would take it upon herself to wake Doyin and myself to pray, she would fall asleep herself shortly afterwards sometimes, but she would wake us up..... She did this faithfully over a period of 3 months i think, and indeed we got married shortly afterwards within a year of each other, to the Glory of God. She would insist we had a share of the household chores and expenses training us to manage a home in the future, all this she did diligently and cheerfully. We would spend hours in her bedroom talking, mentoring etc. Aunty would embarrass you with love and care, trying to ensure that  she was the first to either call you or text you on your birthday, she did this for everyone, my siblings will testify to this. Nothing was too much for Aunty to do for you, from catering at my wedding to catering at my Dad's funeral.(she brought alase's all the way from Lagos to Benin to feed us for about 3 days). When i spoke to you on your last birthday teasing you about your anticipated 70th birthday next year, little did i know that it was not to be so. Aunty, you will be greatly missed, your sense of humour, (you were always a jolly good fellow), your ability to cook up a storm (Fre jon at Easter, fresh fish etc) but most of all your ability to love others without expecting anything in return or even a sense of entitlement. You taught me so much by the way you lived your life and cared for others i only hope i will pass on this legacy too. But our loss is heavens gain. Rest on till the resurrection morning. Adieu.

Esosa (Sos)."

This tribute was added by Joan and Bayo Olusanya on 24th December 2014

"Once again the inevitable has occurred when we are not yet ready or prepared for it.  For Fola, just like what happened for her husband some years back,what started as a health hiccup,appearing initially to be well under control,becomes a ticket to Heaven.We are now for ever denied Fola's charming and always welcoming smile and her ability to deliver sincere and wise advice when requested,irrespective of how long the time since you last met.She and Dotun infused goodness into us friends without knowingly trying ,by their own examples of always striving to be helpful and positive.
   For all of us living in UCH in the seventies and eighties,Christmas always started in the Lukanmbi house.Family friendships were reinforced at the Mummies' and Daddies' corners.Our children ,now Mums and Dads themselves,reminisce happily about those good times.
  Doyin and Debo,we mourn with you for your loss. However you should be very proud that your Mum and Dad led such exemplary lives and are now surely Resting in Peace with God Almighty."

This tribute was added by Adebolanle Akingbola on 23rd December 2014

"Big sis, my Aunty, Mummy Lukanmbi as I fondly call you. Your departure can be described as a collective loss to all that were opportuned to know you. But to me it is more than a loss, it cannot be explained.
Where do I start from? How can I adequately paint the picture of your departure? How do I conclude it?
It is very difficult for me to pen down a tribute to this exceptionally excellent and devoted woman and daughter of Zion. It is even more painful for me to refer to her in the past, more so as she died untimely. Sister Fola, Aunty Yetunde was an epitome of womanhood and service to her Creator. She was devoted and dedicated herself selflessly to everything she stood for. One of the ironies of life is human unpreparedness to encompass, despite its certainty, the inevitability of death, particularly of loved ones. This passing, if I must confess, is terribly painful, especially since I was not availed of the privilege to be with her during the period she was hospitalized/where she breathed her last.
The void created is BIG – the love, the special bonding, exhortations, prayers of agreement, occasional gastronomic adventure – ALL GONE FOVERER.
I miss you, my Big Sister, Olopo ewa (beauty), Ologe (elegant), olobe didun (good cook) , Eleto (good event planner), The General, Aunty mii toh dun (sweet Aunty), Mama to nta sansan bii eja osan.
Big Sis, you will however continue to live in my heart and I will continue to pray (as you would surely wish) for families, the oppressed, the church, genuine men of God, your children (biological and non-biological) and all the loved ones you left behind. You were a wise woman who buildeth her home. You were a virtuous woman and “your price is far above rubies”.  
You loved the Lord, served Him diligently and died in Him. This is my consolation. We will surely meet at His feet to part no more.
I celebrate you Aunty Yetunde. Good night, good night, good night.

Mrs Bola Akingbola"

This tribute was added by Gbenga Odutolu on 23rd December 2014

"Adieu Mama, we love you but God love you more. Rest in the bossom of your lord."

This tribute was added by adegboyega bamisile on 22nd December 2014

"Miss you, mum. Adieu! Glad I have a friend like you when I get to heaven. How can I forget quickly, your interpretation of some scriptures, your poise to sing, the confidence you reposed in me in such short time made me know you were a believer in people and to sum it, you showed me how it was plain silly to cook beef using Maggie cubes and I since have not been able to stop myself telling anyone in their kitchen or mine (now I'm saying it online). Uh! Mummy mummy! Till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Tinu Thompson on 22nd December 2014

"Dearest Mum and Pillar of Support, you graced yet another Annual  Dinner of APWB, the fourth since I became Chairman, you were so full of life, that was just a few weeks back. You were with us till end of the program, the prayer champion that you are, you offered the closing prayers. We shall surely miss you, our own Iya Adura Special, we take solace in the fact that you are comfortably resting in the bosom of our Lord Jesus. Sun re Iya wa atata."

This tribute was added by Kayode Dada on 21st December 2014


Fola and Dotun Lukanmbi were among the earliest friends we made on our taking up residence in Ibadan in 1971.  Fola’s charming disposition coupled with Dotun’s incomparable wit and verve were the fabrics for enduring friendships!  We had great times together.  Among the memorable traditions of those years were the get-togethers at their home at the University College Hospital in Ibadan - the bonfires on Christmas Eve and the Good Friday revelry where Fola’s culinary talent always shone.  Many of us simple non-Lagosians developed the love for  ‘tapioca ’  and ‘frejohn’ at these gatherings!
The seeming downturn in the fortunes of Nigeria which dangled poverty in the faces of many academic and healthcare professionals in the mid-eighties and nineties scattered homes and families, friends and loved ones and brought an end to those good old days!  Through those difficult years, Fola and Dotun remained our close and loyal friends.  Separated by thousands of miles, Fola sought us out in Skipton (UK) on several occasions. Her last visit was in 2012 and only a few months ago, we discussed on the phone with Fola when the next UK visit would hold!
We will miss her love and friendship, but will always cherish the happy memories.

Rest, Fola in the bossom of our Lord.

Chris and Kayode Dada"

This tribute was added by MR & MRS AKINTOLA FADOJU on 21st December 2014

"Mummy General as we fondly call you, words cannot express our disbelieve of your demise when the news broke out but we took solitude in God's words that he giveth and taketh at will "The unquestionable Almighty God"
We are proud to be associated with you. One thing is sure we miss you. May your gentle soul rest in the blossom of our Lord Amen."

This tribute was added by Toks Aromolaran on 20th December 2014

"I am still in shock that Mrs Lukanmbi has left us for eternity. I have lost a friend and confidant. A virtuous woman, an unpretensious christian, a    leader and courageous person.
I was to see her the day she died. But it was not to be. I believe she is in a heavenly abode, where the angels are praising God continuously. She loved to be where God is being exalted.
I lost a genuine friend. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen."

This tribute was added by Dele & Laticia Ojeomogha on 19th December 2014

"General Lukambi !! That's what many of us in the COD Wisdom Group call you. It was like we were in a dream when we heard that you have gone to be with the Lord. It can not possibly be, we told each other. Was it not just a few days ago that the two of us were laughing, hugging, singing and dancing with you? But for the fact that you were on a hospital bed, no one would have believed that you had the slightest medical concern. You were in such high spirit and you even assured us that you expect to be back on your feet early enough to take part in our son's upcoming marriage ceremony. The soul lifting songs that we sang together still ring in our ears. How come you left us so suddenly? Only our father in heaven knows why He chose to call you home at this time, and we can not but exalt Him for the legacy he had made possible for you to leave behind. It is not for nothing that we call you General. You were never afraid to speak your mind, and you put so much effort into the service of God that made you a humble, but great leader. We have no doubt that you are now in the midst of the angels of heaven, enjoying some of the melodious songs you taught us as the choir mistress of the Wisdom Group Choir. Adieu, our kind and loving big sister. Rest in perfect peace.

Dele & Leticia Ojeomogha"

This tribute was added by Mojisola dokpesi on 19th December 2014

"I celebrate a virtuous woman whose passing on to greater glory is still like a dream to me. It is a big blow and a very bitter pill to chew or swallow. You were not just a soldier but a General for Xhrist.
Your passion, commitment and consistency on issues concerning the church was enviable.
For me in particular, you were unapologetic about your love and respect despite the age difference. You were ready to contend with whatever contended with me, speaking with me at midnight as lovers do. Ready to take correction from young and old and quick to forgive at all times
Who will call me that pet name: “OLORI DOKPESI” genuinely with a BIG smile. Wisdom voices (CHOIR) which you handed over to me will miss you dearly for your notable contributions but join family and saints to celebrate your very impactful life.
Sleep on General and take your rest.
May the light perpetual from the Almighty shine on you always. AMEN
“To live in the hearts of those you love is not to die”.

Moji Dokpesi (Mrs)"

This tribute was added by Omotanwa Iwayemi on 19th December 2014

"Mummy Lukanmbi my friend. Who will i go to for tea in camp now? Who will i go to after shilloh hour to chat a little, while traffic subside? Who will fry eggs with tuna fish, garlic and baking soda during convention for me? Who will bring out materials of 3 decades for me to make something useful and beautiful out of? Who will help me put holes on the shell of snails and tie them together so they dont crawl away? Who will hug and pray and pray and pray and pray and continue to pray when my heart is heavy because of the issues of life? Who will ask me to always call her to go to the front of the altar in Rccg Camp to pray for me? Who will introduce me to friends as if am her mate even though shes over 3decades olders than i? My friend your memory lingers on! I will miss you  forever. I take solace that your are lounging in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Miss you so much!Goodnite!"

This tribute was added by Gbemisola Laseinde on 19th December 2014

"My Darling Aunty, Mrs. Folabi Yetunde Lukanmbi Alias Iya Gateway, the news about your death came to me as a big shock and still cannot get over it that you have passed on to glory. I cannot forget those memorable periods we spent together when growing up at 19 Shyllon Street, Palm-grove and U.C.H. Ibadan. Grandma makes tea while I'll be blowing it to make it cold for you to drink before going to work, Grandma would shout, "Yetunde, ma miss train o, ago mefa ti fe lu" but on the 8th December, 2014, You made sure that you did not miss the heavenly and glorious train.

You are the one who took me to the hairstylist for the 1st time and after the hairdo you said "Gbemi you look so elegant like me and I want to see you smile at all times".

You are a wonderful, gentle, caring, loving, peaceful and GOD fearing woman, words cannot fully describe you.

Your radiant smile and psychedelic dances will never be erased from my memory.

Aunty, continue to rest in the blossom of the LORD until we meet to part no more. ADIEU, Goodnight!!!

                                        From your niece, Mrs Gbemisola A. Laseinde"

This tribute was added by Tokunbo Oluwole on 18th December 2014

"Our own dear Mrs Lukanmbi, The General, as she is fondly called by members of the Executive of the City of David, Wisdom Group. Words cannot express how much you will be missed. Your smile, wise words, your admonitions, your always cheerful disposition. What more can be said, Rest in Peace till we meet again.Dr Tokunbo Oluwole."

This tribute was added by Binta Saulawa on 18th December 2014

"Mummy, as i fondly called you. It was a great shock to hear on that faithful day, 8th of Dec, that you are no more. you called me on Sunday which was the 7th of Dec to tell me you were having a nice time watching the service online and i should also not forget to get the Trinity Towers Pledge Form for you I never knew that was going to be our last conversation. What a sad occurence it was. Rest in perfect peace Mummy. You will always remain in my heart.....BINTA"

This tribute was added by Mrs. Ayo Olagbegi on 18th December 2014

"O my gosh was what I screamed when I heard d bad news. I thought it was a dream. I thank d Lord for your life. You served your God with zeal passion and commitment. You always encouraged me with your boldness. As d righteous you were bold like a lion. When U believe in a course U stand by it. On d day of celebration of one of my children you were with me for 3 days. You even missed your lectures because of me. Knowing U was a joy. I will miss U and your advice. WSD GRP and WSD voices will miss U. Adieu until we meet at d feet of d Saviour."

This tribute was added by WISDOM GROUP on 18th December 2014


Fola our dear friend and sister in the Lord, on the last Sunday of the month of November we visited you as a group. We remember the smile on your face immediately you saw us. We remember we spent so much time singing praises to the Lord and you sang so well dancing in a seated position on your hospital bed. Your hands were lifted up unto the LORD your God the creator of all. As we praised and worshiped that day, the room was filled with the presence of God that even the hospital staff knew something unusual was happening, as they came to say they heard us praising and we had to lower our voices. We were carried away with the praise and worship that we did not realise that we could be heard outside the closed door. The joy and laughter from you that day made our visit memorable.
You were so full of life that we talked about the thanksgiving service we will have after your discharge from the hospital. We even told you that God will give you a new dancing step on that day. We had a beautiful fellowship. Alas little did we know that God was preparing you for a better place, your heavenly home.
Sister Fola we are already missing you. We will definitely miss you at our Exco meetings, General meetings and as our representative on Province 4 Council of Elders. In your usual manner you took your assignment as our representative at the Provincial level very seriously. You encouraged us to have interest in all activities at provincial level. Your fruitful contributions at meetings and sometimes the stern stand you took without blinking an eye which earned you the nickname ‘The General’ will be missed. We will also miss you as Wisdom Group Choir Director. We will miss your presence in church and at all our social outings.
Sister Fola, space and time will not permit us to continue with this write up. You were on assignment even on the last day of your active life. You slept off peacefully on the 8th of December in the presence of your loved ones. Sleep well and goodnight our beloved sister till we meet at the other side of the river where there will be no more goodbyes and farewells. Farewell for now.........

Wisdom Group
City of David."

This tribute was added by Olaniyi Yusuf on 18th December 2014

This is not an easy task for any of us in the Provincial Elders Council, definitely not for us in the Executive Council.  Elder (AP) Mrs Fola Lukanmbi joined the Executive Council just about three and half years ago and she came beaming with light and truth. We were very aware that she was well educated, urbane and had a robust family and professional background. We also discovered that she was well immersed in the scripture, a prayer warrior, a woman of faith, and tireless team worker.Fola took her assignment and engagement at the Executive Council very seriously and seemed to have set herself the personal goal of fusing the City of David Wisdom Group with the mainstream Province 4 Elders Council. Hitherto, the Wisdom Group in City of David and some other parishes were far removed from the Provincial Council perhaps due to some misconceptions. Fola Lukambi set herself the personal goal of bringing all Church members who are 45 years and above to relate as one body irrespective of names or appellations. This she achieved very excellently within 3 years to the extent that we had held two seminars at COD in the last two years. COD began to attend our night vigils, Elders Congress and Joint programmes. We were pleasantly encouraged during the Family Week-end activities at Hope Hall Parish that about ten leading members of the COD Wisdom group attended, led by their chairman, Elder Otu-Mba and his Executive Council members.  Incidentally, our late pastor Mrs Fola Lukanmbi was already onHospital bed at Cider Crest Orthopaedic Hospital in Ikeja at that time. We just cannot fully grasp how the Lord works out His purposes!
Fola, you with us held an Exco meeting on October 23rd at Hope Hall that was meant to tie up loose ends concerning the Elders Joint Programme for the 2014 Family Week-end. You were so lively, jovial and optimistic that you would dance ‘like no one’s Business’ at the programme. Many caterers were suggested but your candidate towered above all others. It was there a great shock when on Wednesday, December 12,  that you called me and my deputy individually to report that you had an auto accident and was admitted at the Military hospital the previous day while on your way back to your Redemption Camp residence from church service.
Fola, though I was away to Ibadan, my deputy and four other members of the Exco were at your bedside for over five hours until the failed attempt to transfer you to the National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi. Fola we were back to Military hospital the following day until we searched you out at Cider Crest Hospital in Ikeja GRA. Because you Fola are very precious and loving to us, we had to squeeze in some time to meet with you at the hospital, bringing along the Visiting National Elder to visit, play and pray with you. Oh! What encouraging and faith building statements and words always came out of your mouth!
We are sure you were any pastor’s or prophet’s delight to visit and pray for on sick bed. We indeed believe that no doctor would wish for a more positive patient. None of us and not one of the senior pastors and servants of God that visited you had inkling that you may pay the bodily death debt in that hospital! And that calls us to soberness and resignation to God’s ALMIGHTINESS.    
Again, we call to remembrance your extra-ordinary service to our members during the Elder’s Congress, 2014, which took place at the Redemption Camp in June. Everybody involved commented that it was the best organized year for Province 4; just because of your sacrifices, Fola! You, without any prompting or request offered to surrender your newly completed and ultra modern bungalow at the Camp as the cooking and meal preparation point for our Province. You also assisted in securing accommodation in the Shilo rented apartments. You did not stop there but amazed us in that you were directly involved in the cooking of food, three times a day during the 2-day meeting. You also used your car to convey drinks and made every Elder happy. I remember we in the leadership were concerned that you were over working to satisfy us at your own expense and inconvenience.
On hindsight, we feel that you particularly went out in the last two years to serve the Lord and the saints as if you were aware that your time on this side of eternity was ebbing out. Perhaps not but surely, Fola, you knew how to love and to serve.
You were very good to many other people’s children and God,even our God shall be good to Doyin, Debo and all your children including adopted and spiritual ones  
Adieu. We shall not and will not forget you. We know that it is well with your soul. Rest in the bosom of your Saviour, Lord and Master till we meet to part no more.

Elder Olaniyi Yusuf
Chairman/Coordinator, RCCG-Lagos Province 4 Elders Council"

This tribute was added by uyi oronsaye on 18th December 2014

"A Eulogy to my Dearest Aunty Fola. Lukanmbi.

My dear Aunty, I consider this tribute to you to be premature which makes this task extremely painful for me to undertake.
I never expected I would be doing this so soon.
You, who were so full of life and love.
I can't help but remember my university days when Debo and I were alone at home, and how you used to drive home every Friday night from your work bases in Ogun and later Lagos States.
You would cook all sorts of dishes for Debo and I to last us through the week. What precious memories of my University years those are.
There are so many ways in which you touched my life, from my childhood, to when you allowed me  to use my first car in U.I (Oy 3244 AE) to how you played a mothers role during my wedding, your love and care when my mum passed on and later my dad.
You were always there for my sisters and I and most times we didn't even have to ask before you did the right thing.
My joy is that you were always praying and you had a special love for The Lord.
I will dearly miss our phone chats. Your lovely Frejon during Easter and most of all your laughter and joyful spirit.
The  Lord knows why he chose to take you to him now.
You will always live in my heart
Rest in perfect peace at the Lords bosom Aunty.

Uyi Oronsaye (Uyi J)"

This tribute was added by Orente'ayaba Bamisile on 17th December 2014

""Titi Layi ni iranti olododo. You will forever be missed and remembered for your love, care and humorous gestures shown towards me and every member of my family. My mum was disheartened by the news of your passing away especially when she had prepared fresh fish stew and pounded yam the way u like it ready to take to you@ the hospital on her way to camp before she heard the news, but her consolation is that you have gone to be with the Lord having finished your work like Paul said..I
I knew you for fourteen years, and you never stopped caring for me just as a mother will care for her daughter.
I remember you would call to invite me for singles events all in the bid to see me settle down.
Happy I saw you at the hospital before your demise and as always you prayed for me, and you were cheerful even in your pain.
You were a Gem.
Sleep well in the bosom of your father....""

This tribute was added by Julia Shinaba on 17th December 2014

"The GENERAL as constantly called at the Wisdom Group Exco meeting. I cannot imagine your absence at the next meeting where we expect to see your display of diligence, enthusiasm as well as your passion as you report on issues concerning Elders programs at the HQ We will miss you and specifically, I will miss those fresh vegetables from your farm. We love you and God loves you so Greatly. Rest in His Bossom. Amen."

This tribute was added by Taiwo Bolodeoku on 17th December 2014

"Dear Mummy, which I always call you when I come over to COD from Joshua Ville after our service. I can always recall you would always reach out to me giving me a mummy and son hug to say hello. You would always ask if I am in touch with Debo. Thank you for the care and love you have always shown me and my wife Ebun whenever we see you. I just cannot believe you are have gone to be with Jesus as it happened so fast. to die is gain and toy live is Christ We thank God that you made it which is the most important. God bless you once again my dear mummy and rest in the bosom of the LORD till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Iyabo Aboyade-cole on 17th December 2014

"Tributes to Late Mrs Yetunde Lukanmbi who died on Monday 8th December 2014

The holy book says in Ecclesiastes 3 to everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven, a time to be born and a time to die", There was a time Aunty Yetunde Lukanmbi was born and this her time to pass on, Glory be to God, It is with sadness of heart and great difficulty that I received the sad news of the passing away to the great beyond of Aunty Yetunde, Whose earthly good deeds especially towards her Creator and Humanity cannot be mentioned in this tributes, she loved her God and deployed her resources spiritually, morally, and financially to serve God. Though we grieve of her death and have saddened by the loss, we however take solace in her good works bequathed to us, particularly we in the wisdom group and city of david in general.
She was always supportive of our activities in all ramifications. she was gentle, kind and accommodating just last October, she celebrated her 69th Birthday as usual with much eating and drinking with members of the wisdom group. Little did anyone know that was the last outing with us. I condole with the family, members of the wisdom group and the church of God. May her gentle soul rest in peace. Adieu our Aunty"

This tribute was added by Kehinde Onanuga on 16th December 2014

"Tribute by DR & MRS ANIBABA (RCCG,COD).
Pastor lukanmbi was a very active member of WISDOM GROUP,RCCG city of david parish who made a great contribution within the group.She loved speaking out her mind.she made an impart in all the yearly elders weeks programmes.she will be missed as our choir director during our future elders programmes.
We remember the day we visited her in the hospital few days before she pass on to glory,someone from another RCCG parish called to thank her for helping them get a good caterer for their program.
We marvelled at her concern for things to go well even on an hospital bed.she was full of faith and bubbled with joy.we never had the inkling that it was a parting visit we paid her.
Even though she lived in Redemption Camp,she hardly absent herself from our monthly exco-meetings and prayer meetings.
May her gentle soul continue to rest at the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Doyin and Debo,the Holy spirit will comfort and guide you in all your endeavours and fill your mummy's void in Jesus Might Name.DR & Mrs Anibaba."

This tribute was added by Tope Arogunmati on 15th December 2014

"MUMMMMYYY, bayi ko lashe so now!! Together we prayed, sang joyfully and trusted God to perfect His work concerning your healing...and at the end you danced on to glory. My Mummy, my friend, you have gone Home to rest. Good night dearest Mum, I will miss you always."

This tribute was added by Foluke Adeniran on 15th December 2014

"Beloved Mummy, it is hardly believable that you have gone to the land beyond. You were always full of smiles for me whenever we meet in Church. Your were full of life and the news of your demise came as a rude shock. May the almighty God grant your immediate family and the entire church the fortitude to bear the loss and may your beautiful soul find rest in HIM till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Yinka Oluteye on 14th December 2014

"Mummy, I won't forget how at ALL times your positive and excellent approach to life was deeply rooted in your faith in Jesus Christ, you never saw obstacles, persistently you moved on on ALL fronts.
As your physiotherapist, son and student, I was hoping to see you at camp someday and tap from your wealth of knowledge and experience, but alas Christ had His way, telling me you did your part for me already to carry on. Unbelievable and hard to take, I accept your transition to glory as His will for physical death is merely a transition to another life. Mummy thanks for everything"

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