This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Joanna Adeitan Dosumu 77 years old nee Olabode , born on January 26, 1943 and passed away on May 21, 2020.  

Mrs Joanna Adeitan Dosumu, nee Olabode started her career at the  Niger Motors and later moved to Marina Nominees- a consulting arm of Peat, Marwick, Casselton Elliott ( later became KPMG Nigeria) an accounting firm in West Africa . 

As a young mother , who had just started a family , she opted out of her 9-5 job to run a business as the demands of the job did not allow her enough time as she desired to raise her family. 

She was  a major distributor to Lever Brothers (now Unilever)..a relationship that was well nurtured and became really successful. 

She loved experimenting with cooking and mixing fruits. She created lots of delicious recipes of food and juice & we all looked forward to  tasting that new mix.  Grandma was the 'Best cook in the world' even if it was concoction..(according to her grandchildren).

She was a go getter and never gave up. A couple of years ago she  founded Grandma Bissap and was in the process of having the product registered with NAFDAC.

She was a true virtuous woman. She loved family & was passionate about a happy home. She was gifted at settling conflicts and became a confidant to many -men, women couples, old and young.  

She was also a mother to all. Anyone who stepped into the house was sure to get a meal & if you needed shelter, her house was always open.

She was a woman of great faith, a deliverance minister . 

She went to be the Lord on May 21, 2020 at the age of 77years.She will always be remembered.

Posted by Tunji Kayode on June 18, 2020
Where do I begin? I met mummy for the first time when I came to deliver a message from Kike while we were still at the University of Ibadan. Mum not only gave me food stuff for Kike but also gave me some as well.

She had a way of making you feel welcomed and relaxed at the same time. I always found myself wishing she was at home every time I visited the house.You could tell her anything and her advise was always priceless.

Mummy, you will be greatly missed. You touched so many lives and I am sure there will be a long queue in heaven on that day, testifying of the difference you made in their lives. Rest in peace in the bossom of your father. I love you!
Posted by Mojisola Odedina Olunloyo on June 18, 2020
Aunty was always warm and welcoming. She was and remains much loved and will be greatly missed. May she rest in the peace of Christ. Amen.
Posted by The Edosa Ogiugos on June 18, 2020
We were part of the NDC of The Agape Community Baptist Church that meets in the Dosumu's house over a decade ago, where Mummy Dosumu (as we call her) plays, not just host but mother of, and to all.
Her hugs were passionate and warm. Her heart as large as limitless, accommodating all life issues shared with her. Her table set to feed as many a mouth as were available and without fuss. Her hands never idle, always busy; from zobo production, to giving grandma's love to babies & trodders so moms can go about their daily bread. Her soul in constant hunger and thirst for the Almighty--worship, praises, prayers and meditation on the word.
And now, she's resting. A well deserved rest in the bossom of her Father and Lord.
So sudden, so sad, so... Yet, she'd rather be there than here...
You will be sorely missed for all you were, for all you did and for the lives you touched.
Goodnight Mummy
Posted by Abidemi Fashola-Orowole on June 18, 2020
Honestly I don't even know how or where to begin. Mummy as we fondly called her, was a mother every child would pray to have. Loving, caring, godly, gentle, beautiful, sweet, as well as fun to be with.

When I heard of your death, what came to my mind was your hospitality at Isire when all of us came with Kike to celebrate you and Dad's Birthday.

I pray that the family you left behind will not be divided, that the Lord will protect each and everyone of them in Jesus name.

Adieu mum.
Posted by Fasilat Ransome-kuti on June 18, 2020
I met mummy twice but before then I had heard so much about her. How she took care of cousins, nephews, nieces and other family members. My friend and ex-colleague lost her mum when she was little and she talked so much about how mummy supported her dad to raise her.
Your life gets some of us thinking on what we want to be remembered for. Continue to rest well ma and may God continue to keep all that you have left behind. May he grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss. Good night ma.
Posted by Tokunbo Coker-dickens on June 18, 2020
Earth has one gentle soul less and Heaven one Angel more. You were a blessing to the family. Caring, warm and ever smiling. Your Home was a Haven to all.                 You have fought the good fight. Sure the race is won. A loss to the family but Heavens gain. Your warmth and smiles will surely be missed . Continue to rest in the Bosom of the Almighty God.
Posted by Abiodun Adeyemi on June 18, 2020
I met her whilst still in the university visiting Kike during one of the holidays. She welcomed me like I was a son, took to me like a friend....even to calling me by my nickname Dicta as against my real name....there was always something to eat whenever I much I'd sleep off  sometimes .....I was ALWAYS that much at home with her.....she was that sweet! Even as the years passed and I barely saw her, she always remembered Dicta. Over the years, we'd kept in touch through Kike and once in a long while have a chat on Kike's phone. She was a mother, a friend, confidant, simple and blessed. She will be missed....... sorely!!
Kike, she's gone to rest and handed the baton over to you guys, you have to finish strong like she did!

She would always be celebrated!

Posted by Olumide Coker-Dickens on June 18, 2020
Mummy had a beautiful soul. She was always so warm and kind and loving. Even when she just smiled, there was a warmth behind the smile that made one feel better. Our loss is heaven’s gain. She is truly at home with the angels. 
Posted by Adetoro Dosumu on June 18, 2020
Dear mummy you're are a lovely caring mother I can never forget the role you played In my life. May the winds of Heaven blow softy and whisper in your ear how much we love and miss you ad wish that you were here Sunree. 
(Mama Toks) God love you most
Posted by Love John on June 18, 2020
I met mom few years ago when she visited South Africa as a simple, humble, amiable and unassuming woman. It is true that death is inevitable...mama you came and left at God's own appointed time. You have lived a fulfilled life and left behind legacy that will speak for you. Mom indeed your life was exemplary with simplicity, humility and uncommon patience. Mom, your exit from the world is a loss to those of us who were so fond of you ..with words like ( pele my dear )but we are glad that Heaven has gained a beautiful soul and you are at peace with God. You will forever remain in our hearts.
Love J
Posted by Taiye Bakare on June 18, 2020
God looked around His garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest . God's garden must be beautiful. He always takes the best. It's broke our hearts to lose you, but you are having an heavenly party fill of laughter up there . May God give us the strength to accept what we,as human, cannot change. Rest in heavenly peace!
Posted by Soji Nestor on June 18, 2020
Dear mummy Falolu and later became mummy Adelabu as my siblings and I fondly called you; I just want to thank you for the etiquette imparted into us and a taste of motherly love from you while we grew up coming for holidays at Falolu in the 70s, this can't go unremembered. I hope mothers, old and young could learn from your exampilary life in keeping their homes. Sleep well in His bosom.....titi di owuro ajinde.
Posted by Abiola Faji on June 18, 2020
Dear mana Dos, nobody wants to loose their mother, especially one as caring, loving, selfless and helpful as you. You were a support system to many, you didn't even have to know them as long as they needed help, you were available. You left some giant shoes to be filled. Memories of you will ever linger in our hearts mama. Rest in peace sweet mother!

Abiola Sofola
Posted by Wole Dosumu on June 18, 2020
Tribute to my dear Mama.
What can I jot down to a wonderful Mummy that keep on smiling and making hope alive and left us without a goodbye.
Your memories are alive in my heart every time I think about you.
A great, caring, accommodating and wonderful woman is gone, my mom Adebisi is missing you already.
I just want to say, keep on shining for the lord and give a beautiful kiss to my dad (Akolawole) and uncle ‘Motoye and say we missed them a lot.
Until we meet again at the foot of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sun re oooo Mama dada.
Posted by Adeola Kuku on June 18, 2020
The first time I met Mama Dosumu, little did I know that our relationship will become so precious and intimate. She was indeed an epitome of a Christian mother. Our relationship took a new dimension after we met again at Rotimi's wedding
She's one of the very few senior women in church that most young women and mother's are endeared to. She never takes offence, yet form and principled. Humility personified despite her years. Writing this brings tears down my cheeks cos I have not only lost a big mum....I have lost a very good and dependable friend
  I'll miss most the special way you address and greet me, " my sweet daughter,Aya kuku". The love you extended my family, always asking after my hubby, though you were hardly acquaintance.
Sleep well, daughter of Zion, till we meet again, sweet mother and friend.
Posted by Titilope Adeyemi on June 18, 2020
Mummy you will truly be missed. A time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. We are writing the tribute here today in the memory of a wonderful mother, Iyabo Gbemisola Dosumu, so that together we may acknowledge and share both our joy in the gift that her life was to us, and the pain that her passing brings, we love you mum and we will all miss you.
Posted by Jane Nwabuoku on June 18, 2020
Mummy! Grandma Dosunmu as I and my children fondly call you! Your demise came as a rude shock because you were the most solid human I've ever known!
Your love for God and humanity was visible to all especially in the way you welcomed and cared for anyone who came in contact with you.
I am not your biological child but you treated me like one!
Thank you so much for the impact mama!
Continue to rest in peace and we miss you much!!!
Posted by Titilayo Akinseye on June 18, 2020

Your passage is a rude shock to us all. But who are we to question God. You are a true and great mother that cared for all that crossed your path. The only mother I grew up to know and have. I thank God for the trainings you gave me. I remember the first time I made Eba for daddy (trust that it was a disaster). You insisted we all do house chores despite that fact that we always had help. They are indeed helping me now. How can i forget the early morning devotions (you dare not sleep while kneeling to pray). I have tried to be strong since your passage but writing this tribute makes me weak. Sleep well sweet mother. I miss your smile, hugs and how you always call me Titilayo omo mi. Sun re abiamo tooto. Heaven gained a sweet angel.
Posted by Olubunmi Akinkugbe on June 18, 2020
I met Mama Dosumu as we fondly call her at The Agape Community Baptist Church, Surulere, Lagos about twenty years ago.We both are members of the Deliverance and Counselling ministry.

Mama was dedicated ,every wednesday she attended the meeting ministering to those who were troubled and had spiritual challenges.She participated in the online ministry team meeting a day before passing.
Later we became members of the same NDC (Neighbouhood Discipleship Centre) which Papa and Mama hosted for the past seven years.I became her accountability partner and coordinator.

Mama loved the Lord ,l remember Esther Anene, Mama and l used to go for evangelism every tuesday and thursday for years.She would always encourage us if nobody gave their lives.She would say 'Paul planted o, Apollo watered we do not know how God will convert the person let us do our own'.

She was a submissive and understanding wife to Papa.Her marriage was and still is a model.She always put Papa first,his food was a priority.
A doting mother and grandmother, Mama loved everyone, she had a huge heart full of love,extremely accomodating.
Her culinary skills were exemplified. Her Jollof rice and moinmoin remain to be beaten.
As her accountability partner we prayed ,cried,laughed shared testimonies of God's goodness together.
Mama loved her children,she always prayed for each one of them and appreciated whatever they did for her.
It is impossible to write about Mama without shedding tears.
Elegant mama Dosumu ❤❤❤❤
Mama l love you and l am certain you are resting in the arms of Jesus whom you love and served. Rest on ms.
Posted by Wunmi Shoge on June 18, 2020
Met Dapo in 1991, was later introduced to the family.. Mommy made us feel at home that we kept coming back and even became in-laws... So accommodating...Sleep on dear Mom.
Posted by Toluwalase Ogundana-Aiyer... on June 18, 2020
Mommy Dosunmu, You have fought the good fight and finished your race. I thank God for your life. You have always welcomed me to the Family from Feggicolla days with Kido . I knew I had a home at Surulere. You have been a solid pillar to all of us. May you rest in Absolute peace Ma. May God send his comforter to comfort the family this period.

Sun re oo Iyami
Posted by Gboyega Oyinloye on June 18, 2020
I was privileged to Divinely meet you briefly for the first time in the plane in August 2015 and evrr since you have been communicating with me, despite the wide age difference
Glory to God for a life well lived in humility, contentment and in God's fear
We missed you greatly, but are consoled and comforted that you are resting in the bossom of our Lord
You are free from all unpleasantness. No covid 19, no winter, no sorrow, no hunger nor weeping is permitted there, Halleluyah!
Continue the everlasting enjoyment you have been sentenced to and we trust the Almighty God that we will all also end well in Jesus Name
Good night!
Posted by Olufemi Adetunji on June 18, 2020
A Christian never dies, so I say good night Mummy. You were an example of our good African mothers. You didn't just raise children, but a community, because your children's friends become your children, including me. We can never know how deep a well is till it dries up, especially for all the roles you filled unannounced. Please sleep well till we all will meet again, raised and changed, at the appearing of our Lord, whom you loved while on earth. Adieu Mummy.
Posted by Modupe Dosumu on June 18, 2020
Dear (Our) mummy,
I am sure at some point in every Dosumu child's life, we passed through or holiday(Ed) in your home.
I remember always being excited going to Falolu, then spending my school holidays in your home.
How myself and Sola's picture stayed up in the living room for years.
How you took us for midweek services, morning prayers with that loud bell.
We were all taken care off, you spoke to us with a firm way that made us listen.
When my daddy passed, you met me by the front gate at festac, held me tight and whispered to be strong.
Thank you mummy.
With love from Modupe.
Posted by Iyabo Sofowora on June 17, 2020
Revelation 14:13 (New Living Translation)

And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this down: Blessed are those who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, they are blessed indeed, for they will rest from their hard work; for their good deeds follow them!”

Rest in peace Mummy Dosunmu.
Posted by Olugbenga Sofowora on June 17, 2020
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints - Psalm 116:15. We give glory to God for a life spent in His honour. May Mama’s gentle soul rest peacefully on the bosom of our Lord. I
Posted by Babajide Dosumu on June 17, 2020
I'm a better Man because I was raised by you, grateful for all the lessons you taught me I get it now. Sun re oh Iya mi owon...tell my Dad I'll be fine,maybe not today but eventually. You'll surely be missed
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Posted by Yemisi OBE on July 1, 2020
Mama daadaa.
You epitomized what a mother/grandmother should be. You provided unflinching support to your kids, both born and adopted.

You will be sorely missed. Continue to rest in peace ma.

May the Holy Spirit comfort all who mourn you ma. Amen
Posted by Olayemi Negbenose on June 28, 2020
Farewell Mummy!
Death is Inevitable. In spite of this, we still grieve when we lose our beloved ones 
Rest in Peace Mummy until we meet to part no more

Posted by Olayemi Negbenose on June 28, 2020
Adieu my Iyawo ❤️
Rest in perfect peace with the Almighty God We shall meet again at the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Mrs. M A Sonubi
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Sleep on in the bosom of your Lord mama!

Shared by Bolanle Olabode-Ojelabi on June 18, 2020
'Mummy' as I used to call her was an aunt, mother and grandmother to me. I grew up hearing stories about her from her favourite brother(my father), and when I had the opportunity to live with her, she blessed me with stories of 'aburo mi' this and that.
  I was told of her hospitality to family and friends, I witnessed and experienced same within the short period of time I stayed with her. She was a God fearing woman who is always happy to see people progressing and succeeding in life and a very good motivator.
She taught me life lessons on how to be a wife, a mother and a friend to peers. Mama taught me to value family whether immediate or extended; and also how to care for them by reaching out to them and reminding them how much they mean to me by simply saying'love you ......'.
Words are not enough to express how much she will be missed because I will definitely miss her smiles, stepping( like a model) and my husband will miss her words of wisdom. I wish she will be here to meet and carry my children when they come, but God knows best.
This is not goodbye because you live on in our hearts.....till we meet to part no more!

Adieu Grandma Surulere

Shared by Olaolu Dosumu on June 17, 2020
Adieu Mummy (Grandma Surulere) as I fondly call you. 
It is with heart felt warmth I am writing this because I know you are at peace with your Maker. Iya daa daa. Among Mothers, you are unique. I can never forget the role you played in my life. My story of motherhood is not complete without you in it. You took care  of my children without reservations. Thank you Grandma Surulere, for your labour of love over me and my children. Iya daa daa I will forever miss you. Sleep well at the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ till we meet again at the other side. We love you but God loves you more.
Rest on Grandma Surulere 
Olaolu Dosumu