ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Funsho Mesaiyete. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Mabel Irukera on September 17, 2022
18 months this week that I last heard your voice. Mabuuuuu misses you. Whole family does... .it's real and so evident in our chats, conversations, silence and even decisions.  I know you made it and that gives some joy. Last night, your friend called you "Jesus Boy" and that made me laugh. Miss you aburo.
Posted by Ochanya Mesaiyete on August 19, 2022
Thinking about you... this void!!!!
Posted by LOLA MESAIYETE on July 25, 2022
So I was having breakfast at a restaurant and saw the piping hot slices of yam and garden egg sauce. I had to go for that and every bite reminded me of you. I smiled while eating….memories , I remember you called your version of that sauce ‘ kabuki’ lol. Haaaaa, I don’t know how we get by each day without you, really I don’t but God has remained faithful.
Posted by Ikeoluwapo Mesaiyete on July 7, 2022
thinking about you
i don’t think this will ever feel real
Posted by Olufemi Mesaiyete on June 19, 2022
Happy Father's Day Bro.
You were an exceptional and amazing Dad.
Your legacy lives on.
Miss you so much.
Posted by Mabel Irukera on June 14, 2022
The number 13 carries new meaning to me, it's almost like a bell or an alert each time I see it. I really try to avoid it but it comes each month and I do my best to ignore it but who am I fooling?                                                        I am always thinking about you. Most of the time, I just keep the conversations in my head and try not share but then I want to talk about you just that I don't want to seem like a pain bringer to others. Kai! Funsho, you know how we will report people to each other, there are some people I really needed to report to you but I am also praying for grace to let go especially when I remember that your last week here was all about forgiveness and letting go......as if you knew you were heading home to the Father. They hurt me sha but God is help ing me deal with it all better than I would in the past.                               These past months with all the political high haga had me imagining your analyses, jokes and laughter. I miss your scoffing and laughter so much . There is so much to tell you.                                                   I actually went for an event filled with UJ folks; really good to see them all but I lost it and wept for over an hour almost as soon as I got into the car because what I would done is get on the phone and gist you about the whole event....of course you would have been the one reminding me of names. I love UJ but sharing it with you made it really special......all our inside gist. lol UJ folks have been such a blessing; individuals and as a group. Some of your friends would just check in on me and also ask about Ochie and the children. ....so kind of them. Uju and I chat often and keep hoping to see soon.                                                                                                     Fentan grabbed his aburos and they spent nearly 2 weeks together at our place in Abuja. I was not even there o. Their bond is strong and I love it. I know if Ikky mama were home, she would have been the girl in the pack. lol. The Lord will keep them all in Jesus name. Amen.                                     Some broken hearts never mend ....not fully                                           Some tears will never end ....for sure not until one makes heaven where there is no sorrow or pain or tears.                                                My love for you is K. I miss you so much! We all do ...I see it . I hear it. I feel it. I can hear you say Mabuuuuuu has come o. Yeah! I didn't plan to talk, talk less of this much and yet there is still plenty. Funsho, you know.                               
Posted by Ikeoluwapo Mesaiyete on June 13, 2022
I carry your heart with me
Posted by LOLA MESAIYETE on May 30, 2022
Just thought to let you know that you are always on my mind.
Posted by Mabel Irukera on May 18, 2022
So today I have been in touch with all members of the family even the younger ones (directly and indirectly), every one except you! Hmmmmm I have not been here for a while. Initially when you left, I kind of found solace expressing myself here but as time went on, I avoided this space because it became a confirmation that you are truly not with me.  The past year has been very difficult! Some times, I just scream when I am alone like to shock myself into reality because my not been able to talk, chat, exchange banter with you can't be the reality right?  A year is gone; a year, 2 months and 4 days! Today marks my 2nd birthday without a message , prayer from you. Hmmmmm o le Funsho. It's not events that make me miss you, I just miss you. I miss you daily. I talk with you . I imagine you are watching me sometimes .  Dad turned 80 and you missed your 50th birthday. It's insane how an event gives me so much joy but then hours later, I find myself really sad and crying because I either wish you were there or the people / place reminded me of you.       Funsho, you are large and I bet none knew just how large until you left.       I miss you. I always will Funsho. Do you miss me?                                     
Posted by Ikeoluwapo Mesaiyete on April 22, 2022
thinking of you always
Posted by Rosiji Ajayi on March 29, 2022
I miss you Cuz. Thoughts running through my mind like crazy today that I know you can relate to and provide sound consel. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord brother and friend. Always in my mind! Always!
Posted by Ikeoluwapo Mesaiyete on March 29, 2022
always missing you
Posted by Goodness Ogbonna on March 19, 2022
I wasn't able to tell you how blessed I was in 2021, you were one of the blessings God gave to me, I appreciate the time spent with you and I appreciate how much you wanted to bring out the best in me, forgot to tell you that I preached last year, mummy helped me, I was scared but I did it.
Thank you daddy for showing us how sweet it is to serve God with an open heart.
I miss you so much.

One year and it still feels like yesterday.
Miss you Daddy
Posted by Lorenzo Fola on March 13, 2022
Though a year without you here with us has been uncanny, I feel your presence in so many ways unexplainable. I miss you so so much bro. I see your hand in so many favors I have received since you passed on to be with our Father in heaven. I just want to say Thank you and I love you. Keep shinning.
Akinropo
Posted by Ikeoluwapo Mesaiyete on February 24, 2022
Good morning, Father
you are now settled for good
you are getting used to it, you feel rested
How are things over there?
Most likely, you observe everything we do our whispers
our laughter
our joy
our sadness
our immense sadness, our so tiny joy
Your care for us
has even increased in your grave
Do you still pray for us?
(A Poem by Abderrahim Afarki)
Posted by Mabel Irukera on February 21, 2022
I just miss you aburo mi. I just do. Still does not add up. Words don't work. Tears don't do either. Love you so much! ok
Posted by Mabel Irukera on February 3, 2022
I MISS YOU ! IT'S MADDENING BUT I SHOW UP DAILY.
Posted by Ikeoluwapo Mesaiyete on January 19, 2022
i’d give the entire world to be able to just talk to you again
Posted by Mabel Irukera on December 31, 2021
As 2021 runs to a close, my thoughts no matter what I am doing or who I am with, where I am is punctuated with the reality of your not going to be in church with your Ochie, Ike, Deboye and Ire tonight at Crossover service. Hmmmm It's punctuated with the fact that Dad, mum, Femi, Lola, Folahan and I along with our families are not going to hear your greeting mixed with some joke and laughter plus prayers on the 1st of January, 2022. It's really hard and painful but we keep moving . Don't let any of us fool you.....as if we can , it's not easy on us at all. Funsho, I MISS YOU LIKE MAD! I wish I could hear your voice, not a recorded one, I can't even bear to listen to that yet. I wish you would touch my shoulders like you normally would to greet me. I wish so many things Funsho. This year that touched my life so painfully will end in a few hours but I know I have a lot to remain thankful for, including about you even as 2021 closes. The year that marks the end of your physical, visible life here as my younger brother ends but I will forever be your big sis, "Egbon" like you call me and you will forever be a part of my life. You can't be forgotten! Ko possible. I LOVE & MISS YOU DEARLY. I know and am assured that you are good, it helps but it has not taken away my pain. I love you! I thank God for you.
Posted by Ikeoluwapo Mesaiyete on December 24, 2021
When Great Trees Fall- Maya Angelou

When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,
and even elephants
lumber after safety.

When great trees fall
in forests,
small things recoil into silence,
their senses
eroded beyond fear.

When great souls die,
the air around us becomes
light, rare, sterile.
We breathe, briefly.
Our eyes, briefly,
see with
a hurtful clarity.
Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
examines,
gnaws on kind words
unsaid,
promised walks
never taken.

Great souls die and
our reality, bound to
them, takes leave of us.
Our souls,
dependent upon their
nurture,
now shrink, wizened.
Our minds, formed
and informed by their
radiance,
fall away.
We are not so much maddened
as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
of dark, cold
caves.

And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.
Posted by LOLA MESAIYETE on November 21, 2021
Spent some time listening to Rick Astleys’s never gonna give you up and all the jams of the Summer. Hmmmm, still like a dream o, Fsure , It hurts!
Posted by Ikeoluwapo Mesaiyete on November 18, 2021
carrying you with me always
Posted by Ikeoluwapo Mesaiyete on October 13, 2021
7 months without my heart in human form, but this love is everywhere now, boundless.
Posted by Ikeoluwapo Mesaiyete on October 6, 2021
this night, this soft rain kissing my cheeks and my jacket, the glistening pavement, the lights blurred by my terrible vision and by my tears and by the soft rain, this night, this subtly magical night. everything is conspiring to make me miss you even more than i already do. i am sitting in a corner willing you to call to me. i will go to bed nursing yet another piece of my heart.
Posted by Mabel Irukera on October 6, 2021
Thinking about you several times a day.....much more than I would have f we could talk, yarn, gist, argue physically. So so much brings you to mind Funsho and as much as I thank God for these connections, it hurts at the same time. Something happens and I just want you to remind me of a name, title, place, etc hmmmm I miss you so much. Do you miss me? Is that even a thing in paradise? Love and miss you so much more than I can express really. 
Posted by Ifeoluwapo I on September 22, 2021
Thinking of you and missing you always, Uncle.
Posted by Olufemi Mesaiyete on September 13, 2021
We miss you, we love you. Rest on bro.
Posted by MAYOWA MOSES on September 13, 2021
Egbon, you have rested for 6 months today. May God continue to keep your loved ones here. Rest on, till the Resurrection Morning.
Posted by Tolu Oleghe on September 12, 2021
I still can't find the words... Don't think I ever will.
Posted by Ikeoluwapo Mesaiyete on September 6, 2021
thinking of you always, forever looking for ways to make you prouder and prouder
Posted by Mabel Irukera on August 11, 2021
So 2021 convention is now over! It was a beautiful but tough one aburo mi but God gave strength and grace every step of the way, I know that must make you proud. I really missed your not being there physically.....in the way I could see you. Some moments were more difficult than others like going on the altar during the Welcome Service and seeing your colleagues in their uniform.....that cut so hard but grace from God helped me through. I longed to hear or read " well done sis", greater grace.....so proud of you....that's my sister as I finally settled into my bed later and it came! Yes, it did! Your sons, my nephews both reached out like they knew what I was going through at that very moment.. I was so overwhelmed by their love and selflessness because I know watching the programs daily must have been difficult for them too. I was so encouraged. I can't thank God enough for them. Each day had it's own moment and our Father never failed to cushion me one way or another.       .Even though I am always having conversations with you verbally and in my musings, there is always still so much to share when I come here to leave a note. I love and miss you sorely but knowing you are glowing in a new wave of glory that started 5 months ago helps a bit. Miss you so much!
Posted by Yemisi Olukoya on July 16, 2021
Dear Funsho,

We were so devastated when we heard the news of your demise , what happened ? Why ? So many questions but we are mere mortals and will not question Almighty God - Kabiyosi, , according to the book of 2 Timothy 4 Vs 7 - 8, you have fought the good fight, you have finished the course, you have kept the faith, henceforth there is laid up for you the crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteousness judge shall give to you. 

May your soul rest in perfect peace , Amen.

May the good Lord grant the immediate and extended Families the fortitude to bear the loss. Amen .

Gbenga & Yemisi Olukoya.
Posted by Ikeoluwapo Mesaiyete on July 13, 2021
flying home from school today. the last time i made a similar journey, you were checking on me at every step and stop, making sure everything was good. i know you’re with me still, albeit in a different way than i’m used to. i’m just glad that you are at peace. subsequently, i am too.
it still hurts though and i miss you all the time.
Posted by Olufemi Mesaiyete on July 13, 2021
4 Months today, and the pain is still so raw. It never goes away, does it. Boye and I did alot of catching up on football (champions league finals which your Chelsea beat my mancity lol, and the Euro's) he is such an amazing young man. Miss you, God got you, rest on bro.
Posted by Goodness Ogbonna on June 19, 2021
I didn't really know you but the little time I spent with you I learnt a lot, sometimes I hear your voice.
Woke up this morning with your words in my head.
I miss you daddy
Posted by Ifeoluwapo I on June 16, 2021
By Babatunde Irukera

The reality of the paradox of the strength and resilience of the human body and spirit, yet its fragility and vulnerability. You lying motionless was the reality of this. It was hard, it still is, it still will be, but I am trusting God, it won't get harder.

I have known you for all your adult life, from when you were an undergraduate. Your strong personality and opinions remained apparent to the very last day.

So hard to be making decisions for you, because, it was sensible to steer clear of that because you always had your way of doing it, and your way and decision was usually indomitable.

To those who only knew you from outside as a young man, they probably only knew a "tough" guy. But behind that was someone who is so much fun, lived for the argument (even a losing one), but never lived for the fight, because, somehow, the last argument was never a barrier to the next engagement.

You demanded so much from others intellectually, but you never demanded what you didn't give and your judgement of a lack of depth or rigour was as funny as it was dismissive ("won ni fantasy").

Play, argue, preach, research, study, agree or disagree, your passion was (actually is) never mistakable, and in standing up to serve in God's temple while others were seated, you cut for yourself the character of one who could be high in thoughts and mind, but could be lowly in service and serving.

"Brother (Broda) Tunde" could never work for you, indeed, you actually curled it of your lips to try when someone birthed the rested and failed concept, and concluded- "nah", so you led the pack in each person finding a nickname to which I have remained victim or victor, and such was the relationship we had; disagreeing, many (who knows, may be too many) times, but for the entire 31 years, never being disagreeable; and not once did you not eventually reach into you, and reach back, regardless of what purpose it was for.

Everything I have heard of the last days are the DNA that most define you- fun, funny, happy and reflective.

So this time, you hit the ball out of the park, its hard for us on many levels, especially for Ochie, Ike, Boye, Ire, your Pa Gebu and Mrs. Mesh, but I am comforted that you hit a home-run. A game that ended too soon, but ended in the best way.

LaTunneze calling, and retiring the call sign now!
Posted by Olufemi Mesaiyete on June 13, 2021
Wow, its 3 Months already. Still feels very much like yesterday. I miss you bro, we all do. Fsure, Yoga, Billy funsh, Gaa Funshee, La rush, Baba D Sure, scoryan, Pa Funshee, Fmesh, Redhot. Only you with that many nicknames lol. People loved you, and everyone has that special memory you created. Rest on bro. Deus Generalis (God's General).
Posted by Ikeoluwapo Mesaiyete on June 5, 2021
i miss your laugh and all our convos
Posted by Lorenzo Fola on June 2, 2021
I finally saw you today in my dream. I am so glad you visited me:) Keep shining Bro, love you.
Posted by Mabel Irukera on June 1, 2021
And so the month of May ended and I never got my usual birthday messages from you; prayer then yaps about growing old and then affirmation . Not a word! It still does not add up or make sense that you are not here, it just does not. Ah! Funsho, it's hard. 
I had a program, first since you left and as I left the place, I wanted to send a message like I would and then you would say "more grace Pastor" but I could not. But later in the day I reached out and your trusted PA, Deboye and I got talking about the program and as if he knew, he was so sweet and even said I have to come their Teens Church when I am in Abuja.  God remains God and is good but I miss you aburo mi. I miss your posts, comments, yaps , argument, ridiculous sense of humor, your emergency calls, our fights.....everything. I know you are good.....very good. Is it a new month with you too? Anyway, just needed to get my feelings out. Btw, I got back to the gym. lol Oya yap me.  WE MISS YOU ! We all do . Love you POEM.
Posted by Frank Tunim-eke on May 17, 2021
Fsho, You went away so suddenly
We did not say goodbye
You were a Special Senior bro to me...But brothers can never be parted...
Precious memories never die.

Fsho baba, During your journey on your final flight home.
White wings will carry you and you will be flown.
To the pearly gates of Heaven, where they will usher you in.
To the feet of your Lord, your Saviour, and your friend.
He will hold you in his arms and the angels will sing.
As another one of His children is delivered by white wings.

Can Never Forget when we sang ---" There is only 1 Fsho"

Forever in my Heart .....
Posted by Adeyombo Sonaike on May 16, 2021
My heart is so heavy, even though I never met Funsho, I feel like I no him. His sister Mabel Irukera talked about him so much, that I just automatically felt like I knew him.
Words fail me, but I no you made heaven, and that is the consolation we have
Rest on dear brother. We loved you, but God loved you wayyy more.
Posted by ALONGE JOHN OLATUNBOSUN on May 14, 2021
Will missed your departure. But, GOD loves u most. Till we meet again.
Posted by ALONGE JOHN OLATUNBOSUN on May 14, 2021
Good night, to a Champion and general. May your soul rest in Peace,
Posted by Olufemi Mesaiyete on May 13, 2021
It's been 2 months since God took you away. I think of you everyday, still trying to understand it all. I miss every element of you, we all do. Nothing prepares one for this. Listened to one of your ministrations , so proud of you big bro. Rest on God's General.
Posted by Mabel Irukera on May 9, 2021
we laugh. we play. we work. But you are there in our thoughts, it can't be numbed or silenced or ignored. We miss you soooooo much Funsho. So much! It's not quantifiable or easily expressed so we just keep trying ......daily walk and work. Writing and talking about my feelings helps a little because they are like conversations with you in my little book. God remains God and I choose to keep trusting Him because He first chose me. He chose you too and that always gladdens my heart even in pain. Love you POEM.
Posted by Ikeoluwapo Mesaiyete on May 6, 2021
i miss you immensely.
Posted by Odemero Uwanogho on April 29, 2021
Baba D Sure!! Keeping it real like you would.
Posted by Ifeoluwapo I on April 28, 2021
I miss you, Uncle. I think of you all the time.
Posted by Mabel Irukera on April 23, 2021
40 days ago your heart stopped and our lives changed .....it’s not a temporary state so there’s no getting over it. It’s neither a cold nor a bad break, you are not here period! It’s hard aburo. I cry , we cry but it’s not going to bring you back and we know that but it does not stop the tears. Hmmmm
I love and miss you so much!. We do laugh but behind it is the pain of wanting to share that joke , song or TV clip with you but can’t. Hmmmm Trusting God daily is the only way even through the pain and really sad moments.
In Christ alone Funsho. In Christ alone. I smile through the tears because we both love that hymn but more than ever, it is my reality.

By the way bro, you have amazing friends, co workers and associates. You and relationships sha! Miss you so much! All shall be well.


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Posted by Mabel Irukera on September 17, 2022
18 months this week that I last heard your voice. Mabuuuuu misses you. Whole family does... .it's real and so evident in our chats, conversations, silence and even decisions.  I know you made it and that gives some joy. Last night, your friend called you "Jesus Boy" and that made me laugh. Miss you aburo.
Posted by Ochanya Mesaiyete on August 19, 2022
Thinking about you... this void!!!!
Posted by LOLA MESAIYETE on July 25, 2022
So I was having breakfast at a restaurant and saw the piping hot slices of yam and garden egg sauce. I had to go for that and every bite reminded me of you. I smiled while eating….memories , I remember you called your version of that sauce ‘ kabuki’ lol. Haaaaa, I don’t know how we get by each day without you, really I don’t but God has remained faithful.
his Life
Eyitayo Olufunsho Micheal Mesaiyete was born on the 16th March 1972 in the Northern City of Kaduna to Chief Gabriel Bayode Mesaiyete and Chief ( Mrs) Rose Iyadunni Mesaiyete. He was the second child of five siblings, Foluke, Femi, Funmilola and Folahan.
Soon after his birth, his parents moved to Lagos where he started his early learning years at Our Lady of Apostle Nursery and Primary School Yaba. Eyitayo was a brilliant pupil and he excelled in academics which led to his admission into Federal Government College Odogbolu for his secondary school education.
Yoga as he was fondly called in secondary school was an ardent reader known for his passion to acquire knowledge from a wide range of fields. He was bold and daring as a young lad, never backing down from the challenge of bullies and oppressors who were many at that time. Though he was one of the youngest in his set and would often get picked on, he took everyone on fearlessly.
Having completed his secondary school years as a science student in 1988, Eyitayo gained admission to study Pharmacy at the University of Jos but later switched to the Accounting Department. His days at Unijos were unforgettable. Fsure as he was called by his friends, was the life of the party right from his hundred (100) level days, as he was vibrant , intelligent , vocal and opinionated. He was one of a kind; tall, handsome and bringing so much flair to life, it was hard to ignore his passion or posture.
He easily connected with friends and peers from diverse backgrounds and cultures. His National Youth Service year took him to Lagos State where he served in the Department of Accounting  for his primary assignment.  
Soon after, he was employed into the Banking Sector by Citizen International Bank in 1998 where his Banking career started.  During his time at the bank he  served in several Departments including Head Teller/ Cash Officer Position, Funds Transfer Unit, Customer Service and Head Transaction Service Unit in 2003. After this he joined  Broad Bank as the acting Branch Manager  Kaduna Branch, before his transfer to Abuja where he occupied the position of Head Credit and Marketing Garki Branch. His Banking Career eventually peaked at  Zenith Bank Plc between the  2005 and 2007,  where he occupied the position of Credit and Marketing Officer Apapa Branch and later as Branch Head Lagos State University Zenith Bank Branch. 
His work life was equally momentous as a banker, as most customers always insisted on being served by him because of his passion and commitment to work . He was highly  compassionate to fellow colleagues and was a natural leader. 
It was during his banking career at Kaduna that he met his heartthrob, confidant and soulmate Ochanya in 1998, she  was also in the Banking Sector.  Their relationship waxed strong and they were wedded on  22nd December 2001. The union was blessed with three lovely children Ikeoluwapo, Omodeboye and Ireoluwade.
In the homefront  Fsure was loving, firm and candid . He freely discussed personal experiences and travails with his children often illustrating his past choices, achievements and  pitfalls, all in a bid that they learn from his experience. To his children he was a mentor,  constantly teaching them relevant life skills with a view to making them resilient as he always said their generation was overly protected and shielded.
The preceding years marked a turn in his life and career, Eyitayo had always identified with God's work,  he was active and zealous in service and this brought him close to several Men of God among whom are the Late Apostle Abraham Abdulsalam the Founder and Senior Pastor of the Trinity Bible Church.  Under his Ministry Eyitayo, who had previously given his life to Christ in the year 1995 was properly discipled and he served in the Ushering Unit  and rose to the position of Head Usher and was also  ordained a Deacon. 
Service in the vineyard brought him to the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) after his relocation to the city of Abuja. In the Redeemed Christain Church of  God, he held several positions:
* Pastor In Charge, Unity Parish Dutse Alhaji 2012
*Pastor In Charge Resurrection Mega Parish 2014, 
*Pastor In Charge Resurrection Area  2015 
*Pastor in Charge of Area Christ the King Parish (Youth Church) here he served till date.
* Head of Protocol FCT Province 9 
*Assistant Head Regional Protocol Abuja 
* Member National Protocol
*Member Abuja Special Holy Ghost Service Committee.
He will be greatly missed by all especially the Youth Church, as they saw in him a man with great passion , vision and determination to do God's work. Often declaring his love for God by saying " I am ready to spend and be spent for God".  Indeed he lived by his word in  spending time and resources for God's work .
 The news of his sudden departure was a rude shock to the Church, family, friends, particularly the youth, as he was billed to have a special program with them on  Saturday 20th March 2021. 
 Eyitayo Olufunsho Michael Mesaiyete passed on in the early hours of Saturday the 13th of March, just three days to his 49th birthday. His absence created a vacuum that will be hard to fill but his family is consoled that his departure was a transition to glory and he is in a better place .



 



 

Biography

Eyitayo Olufunsho Micheal Mesaiyete was born on the 16th March 1972 in the Northern City of Kaduna to Chief Gabriel Bayode Mesaiyete and Chief (Mrs) Rose Iyadunni Mesaiyete. He was the second child of five siblings, Foluke, Femi, Funmilola and Folahan.

Soon after his birth, his parents moved to Lagos where he started his early learning years at Our Lady of Apostle Nursery and Primary School Yaba. Eyitayo was a brilliant pupil and he excelled in academics which led to his admission into Federal Government College Odogbolu for his secondary school education.

Yoga as he was fondly called in secondary school was an ardent reader known for his passion to acquire knowledge from a wide range of fields. He was bold and daring as a young lad, never backing down from the challenge of bullies and oppressors who were many at that time. Though he was one of the youngest in his set and would often get picked on, he took everyone on fearlessly.

Having completed his secondary school years as a science student in 1988, Eyitayo gained admission to study Pharmacy at the University of Jos but later switched to the Accounting Department after a year.  His days at Uni Jos were unforgettable. Fsure as he was called by his friends, was the life of the party right from his 100 level days, as he was vibrant, intelligent , vocal and opinionated. He was one of a kind; tall, handsome bringing so much flair to life. it was hard to ignore his passion or posture.

He easily connected with friends and peers from diverse backgrounds and cultures. His National Youth Service year took him back to Lagos State where he served in the Department of Accounting of the University of Lagos (MBA Unit) for his primary assignment.

Soon after, he was employed into the Banking Sector by Citizen International Bank in 1998 where his Banking career started. During his time at the bank he served in several Departments including Head Teller/ Cash Officer Position, Funds Transfer Unit, Customer Service and Head Transaction Service Unit in 2003. After this he joined Broad Bank as the acting Branch Manager Kaduna Branch, before his transfer to Abuja where he occupied the position of Head Credit and Marketing Garki Branch. His Banking Career eventually peaked at Zenith Bank Plc between the 2005 and 2007, where he occupied the position of Credit and Marketing Officer Apapa Branch and later as Branch Head Lagos State University Zenith Bank Branch.

His work life was equally momentous as a banker, as most customers always insisted on being served by him because of his passion and commitment to work. He was highly compassionate to fellow colleagues and was a natural leader.

It was during his banking career at Kaduna that he met his heartthrob, confidant and soulmate Ochanya in 1998, she was also in the Banking Sector. Their relationship waxed strong and they were wedded on 22nd December 2001. The union is blessed with three lovely children Ikeoluwapo, Omodeboye and Ireoluwade.

On the home front, Funsho was loving, firm and candid. He freely discussed personal experiences and travails with his children often illustrating his past choices, achievements and pitfalls, all in a bid that they learn from his experience. To his children he was a mentor, constantly teaching them relevant life skills with a view to making them resilient as he always said their generation was overly protected and shielded.

The preceding years marked a turn in his life and career, Eyitayo had always identified with God's work, he was active and zealous in service and this brought him close to several Men of God among who are the Late Apostle Abraham Abdulsalam the Founder and Senior Pastor of the Trinity Bible Church. Under his Ministry Eyitayo, who had previously given his life to Christ in the year 1995 was properly discipled and he served in the Ushering Unit and rose to the position of Head Usher and was also ordained a Deacon.

Service in the vineyard brought him to the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) after his relocation to the city of Abuja where he got ordained as an Assistant Pastor during the Annual Convention in 2016,

In the Redeemed Christian Church of God, he held several positions:

*Pastor In Charge, Unity Parish Dutse Alhaji 2012

*Pastor In Charge Resurrection Mega Parish 2014,

*Pastor In Charge Resurrection Area 2015

*Pastor in Charge of Area Christ the King Parish (Youth Church) here he served till date.

*Head of Protocol FCT Province 9

*Assistant Head Regional Protocol Abuja

*Member National Protocol

*Member Abuja Special Holy Ghost Service Committee.

He will be greatly missed by all especially the Youth Church, as they saw in him a man with great passion, vision and determination to do God's work. Often declaring his love for God by saying “I am ready to spend and be spent for God". Indeed he lived by his word in spending time and resources for God's work .

His sudden departure is a rude shock to his family, friends, church family particularly the youth, as he was billed to have a special program with them on Saturday 20th March 2021.

Pastor Eyitayo Olufunsho Michael Mesaiyete transitioned into glory in the early hours of Saturday the 13th of March, just three days to his 49th birthday. His absence has created a vacuum that will be hard to fill but we are consoled that it is glorious transition and that Christ WON!

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