ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Johnson Nubi. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Opeoluwa Akinnusi on May 31, 2021
Eulogy for my special Dad

Just as I started my internship after completing medical school, I became very ill and was admitted to the hospital for about a month. Dad travelled every single day without fail from Lagos to see me. After observing this pattern for a while, the Consultant in charge of my care decided to stay behind after a ward round to discuss his concern about this with me. “Why don’t you tell your Dad that he does not need to travel to see you every day?”, he asked. ““Because he will continue to do so regardless”, I replied.

There are 3 phrases that come to mind when I remember my Dad:

Deeply caring: His children were his life. Dad never did anything fancy for himself because all the resources went towards the care of his wife and children. When a student asked me how I wound up becoming a Physician, my prompt response was “But for my Dad, I won’t be where I am today”.

Committed Christian: Dad’s life revolved around his faith till he passed on to glory. He made this statement at the beginning of his walk with the Lord: “I was born again in Redeemed Christian Church of God and I will die in Redeemed Christian Church of God”. This is the way he lived his life and this assertion held true to the very end.

Candidly honest: If you really were not interested about hearing the unadulterated truth about an issue, Dad was not the right person to ask for an opinion!

I celebrate your life with pride, Daddy. You have fought the good fight of faith and passed on a blazing torch to those of us coming behind. You have left for me a legacy that will never be forgotten.

I miss your gentle nature; you were a comforting presence whenever there was a life storm.

I miss your unique expressions like “reaaaallly” in place of really; they never cease to make me laugh.

I miss your quiet nature; a true example of silent waters that run deep.

You will live on in my heart till I see you again in glory. You will be sorely missed.



Posted by Ayo Nubi on May 12, 2021
In Memoriam

To the well lived, long, healthy and fulfilled life of our dearest Uncle and father figure.
For us, we’re grateful for your generosity, kindness and welcomed opportunity to integrate us as you took us into your home and family when we relocated to Lagos from Kaduna in the early days of 1980/ 81.
We were welcomed by you, your wife and our wonderful cousins and the opportunity to get to know them and become closer as a family. They were memorable days back in Dopemu, Lagos as we sought to find our own new home. In all of our time with you, you were kind, generous, prayerful and loving.
May God grant your family and us all the Grace to abide by Him and bear your heavy loss.
We pray that now, you’re received in the bosom of the Lord with greater and Omnipotent Generosity, Grace and Abundant Love from The Almighty.
Amen.

Ayodeji, Yetunde, Funmi and Seun Nubi.
12/5/2021
Posted by omotoso esther oluranti o... on May 11, 2021
This is a tribute from the children of the Late Chief Claudius Olabowale Nubi, the uncle to our late Head of the Nubi Family, Pastor Johnson Adekola Nubi.

It is with a heavy heart, but with absolute submission to the will of the Almighty God, that we accept the demise of our late Daddy, Pastor Johnson Adekola Nubi. It is difficult to bear, but who are we to query the decision of the Almighty?
Our daddy was soft-spoken and had the welfare of the family as paramount in his heart. He was always concerned about everyone, and always asked after everyone of us, and was always very happy to hear of us making progress. We are going to miss him sorely, and our prayer is that God would strengthen the person who would take over the mantle of leadership of the family.
We know that despite the pain of losing him, and though it is our loss, he is in a better place.
May God in his infinite mercies prepare a place for him in Paradise and forgive his shortcomings!
"Ọmọ meji Ogidi,
Ọmọ tún 'là kọ
Ọmọ kòbódé,
Ọmọ olówó j'oyè méjì pọ̀,
Ọmọ sì kù l'óye,
Ọmọ j'oyè tán,
Owó ẹ̀ ṣì kù s'ílẹ̀.
Ọmọ fún ra ẹ̀ ló hù, Baba ẹnìkan ò gbin yánrin. Ọmọ ẹní m'éré wá á ṣe, ẹní mú 'jà wá á jà.
Ọmọ eré ní' 'yì ju ẹgbẹ̀wá, ẹgbẹ̀wâ tán, eré ò tán, Ọmọ Awùjalẹ̀, ọmọ agbólọ́hùn tekuteku etc....sùn un re o ma sùn lọ l'áiyà Jesu.
A fẹ́ ọ, ṣùgbọ́n Jesu fẹ́ ọ jù
Sùn re, Sùn re, Sùn re ó!

Even in our moments of grief, we remember our dear Aunty, his close companion all these years. We pray that God will uphold her and continue to support her in these trying moments. She is certainly not going to find it 100% easy without him, however, God will comfort her! The peace of mind that passeth all understanding, and can only come from God will descend on her. She will spend the rest of her life in good health and happiness.
With abiding faith in God Almighty, we reluctantly bid our Daddy, Pastor Johnson Adekola Nubi, godspeed, we have no choice anyway!
May his soul rest in perfect peace!

Evangelist (Mrs) Esther Oluranti Omotoso, on
behalf of the Omotosos, the Asogbas, the Nubis, the Hayes and the Adeyemis.
Posted by Taiwo Nuga on May 11, 2021
Daddy Nubi you will be greatly missed.You have been good Dad to your children's friend.I can testify to this .You are a kind man,loving,gentle like a dove.You found Jesus Christ and you serve him till your last breathe.
Daddy i know you you are with your Lord in heaven enjoying the presence of your Holy Father God will uphold Mummy here and your Children and family you left behind. Adieu.
Good night Daddy Nubi
Posted by Yetunde Onalaja on May 7, 2021
We thank God for a life well spent of great grandad. You will be greatly missed. The consolation is you are in a better place where there is no more pain, sorrow nor gnashing of teeth. The Lord bless and keep great grandma (GGM)and all you left behind.
Adieu sir.Keep resting in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Posted by Adeola Nubi on May 5, 2021
Uncle Kola.  The kindest person I have ever met.    

Someone who showed me such love, it wasn’t difficult to understand and see that you are closer to god than many.       

Never once did you call me by my full name, you always called me ‘ Dee Dee’  which you would sing more than you would say, and always with more love than I felt I deserved. 

I remember my time with you in Nigeria well. I remember all you said and all you taught me. I remember understanding exactly who my fathers elder brother was. 

A man who could bring about a feeling of such warmth and protection with a single glance. I prayed i would never cause you to frown, as that my dearest daddy; I feared more than anything.   

To pass is natural, and looking at all you have accomplished, all that your children have achieved; well, I can only imagine you are looking down with a smile.    

And so I promise to try to smile back on this day my dearest Uncle/Father/Teacher.

You will always be in my heart, rest in peace uncle.
Posted by Kemi Sanni on May 3, 2021
Uncle Nubi,

I remember how you fondly called me “Kemi Bow Leg” since I was a baby. Even as an adult, you always did. I have never heard of you being angry, never heard of any ill story about you. You and Aunty were always together. Everytime I see Aunty you were always right beside her.

When my daughter heard you are now with the Lord, she too had pleasant memories of her time with you in Redeem Camp.

You have ran a very good race Uncle. We love you and have solace that you are resting right in God’s hands
Posted by Tokunbo Emmanuel on May 3, 2021
Dear uncle, you have fought a good fight and run a good race, a victory crown now awaits you from the Lord whom you loved. You were one of a kind, a rock for the whole family and an inspiration for many.

I will never ever forget. I got saved the day after your 50th birthday, celebrated in Ibadan at aunty Janet's. This day is recorded in heaven's archives, just one of many days full of joyous memories. Spending holidays in Eric Moore, early morning prayers, seeing you shave in your favourite seat, accompanying you to the shop in Ikeja, hearing you call my name with your unforgettable voice, "Kayode, pele o". And in the latter years, you spent your time and life for the Lord, serving him faithfully in His vineyard.

The memory of the righteous is truly blessed. Your legacy will abide for generations.

Rest in peace, uncle.
Posted by Olusola Adefemi Onafalujo on May 3, 2021
Dearest daddy...
You lived a fulfilled and blessed life. You were loving,strict,godly and kind. My daddy loved and respected you so much, hardly made decisions without consulting you. You were a very good man! You loved
and served God wholeheartedly and you have left a legacy in the lives of those of us who knew and love you daddy— that will endure for years to come... Rest well baba dada...
Posted by Foluke Ladipo on May 3, 2021
Daddy Nubi you were and will always be an inspiration to myself and my siblings, my Father adored you and rarely made decisions without consulting you 1st.
You have left a void in the family that will never be filled.
While we mourn today, we also take comfort in the fact that your mission on earth have been fulfilled.
We thank the good Lord for your life and bid you farewell until we meet again dear Uncle.

(Foluke Ladipo nee Onafalujo)
Posted by Emmanuel Martins on May 3, 2021
Pastor Johnson Adekola Nubi
1936-2021.

Writing a story of this great man is a tedious task that however must be done at his passage.
My encounter with him left me with no doubt that marrying my wife is also to reckon with him and the rest of the family. He was a fountain of love not only to his family but also to all those who interacted with him.
He had a protective ring over his children and ditto for all those who came in contact with him and I can say I am a beneficiary.
One interesting incident about him that became the joke at our home was when I went in the early 80s to Phoenix motors to service my car and having been told he was once their general manager decided to mention his name. The crowd of workers chorused ‘ile a poyi’ translated the ground will turn and it became his nickname for me.
I found in him, a very religious,kind,and generous and trusting father. You cannot but love him for his profound love for God and humanity, simply put God’s resourceful man of the masses.
Watching for over 39years of my contact with this loving man, I can’t say with certainty if I ever saw him angry at me or his children who all have turned out very successful offspring of this man.
So what can we say other than to thank God for an illustrious life spent as a special man of God.
I celebrate him and ask the Lord to repose his beautiful soul.
On a final interaction with him before his death, it was the worry of not wanting to miss the Jericho hour that he hosts every Wednesday because of his swollen legs but when the legs were returning to normal and he was certain to start again, the Lord took him away on the same Wednesday.
Praise the Lord for his mercies and May his soul Rest In Peace. Amen
Posted by Abi Oyenekan on May 2, 2021
I’ve been contemplating what to write as a tribute; I’ve mused over the right words to convey my thoughts, yet each time I’ve come up short - I’m too numb, too hurt, too shocked- a myriad of emotions!
In the meantime, I am thankful that I was able to connect again with you as an adult; it was a far cry from my childhood days in ShellClub! I got to fellowship with you; I got to experience the ministry the Lord had entrusted you with, and talk to you about life. You were such a blessing to me.
You are loved and will be greatly missed. You ran your race excellently and I’m sure a crown is awaiting you.
Daddy sleep well, you will always be memorialized in our hearts❤️❤️❤️

Posted by Remi Remi on May 1, 2021
The journey of eight decades started with love, laughter, friendship and having each other’s backs. My brother was truly unique and embodied all the wonderful qualities of a brother and a big brother to boot. He was always dependable and embodied the qualities of being Christ-like.

His wonderful personality made him a magnet for people and his brilliant sense of humour was always on constant display. This sense of humor is infectious as he would recall early year memories of us growing up in the village and at the end of the joke, he and everyone else is rolling with laughter.

As we have gone through life and have become older, he has continued to look after his only little (grey-haired) sister, constantly visiting me (together with mama Tokunboh) at home and when I have been at the hospital. He looked after me, cared for me and loved me even till his last days. He walked with me in the hospital when I refused to do my physiotherapy while on admission. He said “Janet” I would walk with you. He held my hands and walked around the ward with me. My pillar of strength, my ever-supportive and loving brother.

I will miss my dear brother, who no one on earth can ever emulate. Egbon mi, “Omo Meji Ogidi Omo Tunlako, Omo Eleruwon aso di Meso”. Good night Egbon mi.


Janet Adetola (Nee Nubi)
Posted by Nubi Adesola on May 1, 2021
I still stand to give thanks to the Lord for you Daddy for finishing your course here on earth and finally laying your sword at the feet of Jesus Christ.
You actually lived for Jesus without shame and you taught your children and family members how to make God first in all things.
Daddy, you lived an exemplary life, you touched so many lives.
You have really been a good father to me since I stepped into Nubi's family. You took me as a daughter.
I will really miss you,no more oriki for me "Omo Ilese Ajuwara" as you always do each time you call or see me.Am going to miss those powerful prayers. I love you but God loves you more.Rest on beloved Daddy.
Mrs Adesola Nubi
Posted by beatrice eko on April 30, 2021
I join my Pastor, Pastor Olutayo Fisayo of RCCG Praise Chapel, Douglasville, GA to say we will definitely miss you. The memorable work you did will forever be remembered. Good night Daddy.
Posted by Olutayo Fisayo on April 30, 2021
Daddy, your children at RCCG praise chapel Douglasville GA.USA will surely miss you.
But we thank God for a life well spent in Christ. The time you spent with us will forever be remembered.
May your gentle soul Rest In Peace

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Posted by Opeoluwa Akinnusi on May 31, 2021
Eulogy for my special Dad

Just as I started my internship after completing medical school, I became very ill and was admitted to the hospital for about a month. Dad travelled every single day without fail from Lagos to see me. After observing this pattern for a while, the Consultant in charge of my care decided to stay behind after a ward round to discuss his concern about this with me. “Why don’t you tell your Dad that he does not need to travel to see you every day?”, he asked. ““Because he will continue to do so regardless”, I replied.

There are 3 phrases that come to mind when I remember my Dad:

Deeply caring: His children were his life. Dad never did anything fancy for himself because all the resources went towards the care of his wife and children. When a student asked me how I wound up becoming a Physician, my prompt response was “But for my Dad, I won’t be where I am today”.

Committed Christian: Dad’s life revolved around his faith till he passed on to glory. He made this statement at the beginning of his walk with the Lord: “I was born again in Redeemed Christian Church of God and I will die in Redeemed Christian Church of God”. This is the way he lived his life and this assertion held true to the very end.

Candidly honest: If you really were not interested about hearing the unadulterated truth about an issue, Dad was not the right person to ask for an opinion!

I celebrate your life with pride, Daddy. You have fought the good fight of faith and passed on a blazing torch to those of us coming behind. You have left for me a legacy that will never be forgotten.

I miss your gentle nature; you were a comforting presence whenever there was a life storm.

I miss your unique expressions like “reaaaallly” in place of really; they never cease to make me laugh.

I miss your quiet nature; a true example of silent waters that run deep.

You will live on in my heart till I see you again in glory. You will be sorely missed.



Posted by Ayo Nubi on May 12, 2021
In Memoriam

To the well lived, long, healthy and fulfilled life of our dearest Uncle and father figure.
For us, we’re grateful for your generosity, kindness and welcomed opportunity to integrate us as you took us into your home and family when we relocated to Lagos from Kaduna in the early days of 1980/ 81.
We were welcomed by you, your wife and our wonderful cousins and the opportunity to get to know them and become closer as a family. They were memorable days back in Dopemu, Lagos as we sought to find our own new home. In all of our time with you, you were kind, generous, prayerful and loving.
May God grant your family and us all the Grace to abide by Him and bear your heavy loss.
We pray that now, you’re received in the bosom of the Lord with greater and Omnipotent Generosity, Grace and Abundant Love from The Almighty.
Amen.

Ayodeji, Yetunde, Funmi and Seun Nubi.
12/5/2021
Posted by omotoso esther oluranti o... on May 11, 2021
This is a tribute from the children of the Late Chief Claudius Olabowale Nubi, the uncle to our late Head of the Nubi Family, Pastor Johnson Adekola Nubi.

It is with a heavy heart, but with absolute submission to the will of the Almighty God, that we accept the demise of our late Daddy, Pastor Johnson Adekola Nubi. It is difficult to bear, but who are we to query the decision of the Almighty?
Our daddy was soft-spoken and had the welfare of the family as paramount in his heart. He was always concerned about everyone, and always asked after everyone of us, and was always very happy to hear of us making progress. We are going to miss him sorely, and our prayer is that God would strengthen the person who would take over the mantle of leadership of the family.
We know that despite the pain of losing him, and though it is our loss, he is in a better place.
May God in his infinite mercies prepare a place for him in Paradise and forgive his shortcomings!
"Ọmọ meji Ogidi,
Ọmọ tún 'là kọ
Ọmọ kòbódé,
Ọmọ olówó j'oyè méjì pọ̀,
Ọmọ sì kù l'óye,
Ọmọ j'oyè tán,
Owó ẹ̀ ṣì kù s'ílẹ̀.
Ọmọ fún ra ẹ̀ ló hù, Baba ẹnìkan ò gbin yánrin. Ọmọ ẹní m'éré wá á ṣe, ẹní mú 'jà wá á jà.
Ọmọ eré ní' 'yì ju ẹgbẹ̀wá, ẹgbẹ̀wâ tán, eré ò tán, Ọmọ Awùjalẹ̀, ọmọ agbólọ́hùn tekuteku etc....sùn un re o ma sùn lọ l'áiyà Jesu.
A fẹ́ ọ, ṣùgbọ́n Jesu fẹ́ ọ jù
Sùn re, Sùn re, Sùn re ó!

Even in our moments of grief, we remember our dear Aunty, his close companion all these years. We pray that God will uphold her and continue to support her in these trying moments. She is certainly not going to find it 100% easy without him, however, God will comfort her! The peace of mind that passeth all understanding, and can only come from God will descend on her. She will spend the rest of her life in good health and happiness.
With abiding faith in God Almighty, we reluctantly bid our Daddy, Pastor Johnson Adekola Nubi, godspeed, we have no choice anyway!
May his soul rest in perfect peace!

Evangelist (Mrs) Esther Oluranti Omotoso, on
behalf of the Omotosos, the Asogbas, the Nubis, the Hayes and the Adeyemis.
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Shared by Bisi Olumide-ajayi on May 12, 2021
I first met Daddy Nubi, along with mummy  in 1980 when i became friends with his first child Tokunboh, having introduced myself as a niece to his late friend Uncle Laide Adeboye, I became a part of the family.
Daddy was a very caring father who welcomed his children's friends as his own children. We were always welcome in his house and he was always ready to correct us whenever we went wrong. I remember vividly the friday night vigils we used to have at Eric Moore Towers. He will be sorely missed by all of Tokunboh's friends.
Daddy has gone to sleep and we will all waken gloriously on the day of ressurection.

TRIBUTE TO DADDY NUBI

Shared by Demilade Ajayi on May 10, 2021
Daddy,  your death came as a very huge shock to me. I thought it was a dream initially but had to come to terms with reality when I visited your home in Lekki and found out it was true.
Daddy, the vacuum you have left in our lives cannot be filled by anybody.

I remember when I used to come for holidays at Ericmoore towers. You actually taught me how to pray and was always very caring.

Your memory will forever remain  in our hearts daddy.

Rest on daddy. Will miss you forever.


TRIBUTE TO PASTOR NUBI

Shared by Demilade Ajayi on May 10, 2021
This Tribute is on behalf of my mum Matilda Olubomi Ayodele to late Pastor Kola Nubi.

Late Pastor Kola Nubi was my in-law who was more like a blood brother to me and fondly referred to me as " Sister"in Ijebu tone.

He was so close to me and highly very caring and prayerful too. He would always call me to pray for me with his wife Nike my sister. He was so much loved by everyone in my family.

I remember the role himself and his wife played when  my husband was ill in 2006. He would come all the way to Ibadan to pray for my husband before his demise but God knows best. 

The kind of bond that existed between him and his wife can never be forgotten easily. I pray God Almighty  will uphold and strengthen your wife and children.

The pain of losing you is so heavy in my heart but I pray that someday, we will all meet at the Lord's feet in heaven to part no more.
May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

Kola omo Nubi, oko Nike, Sunre ooo.