Jonathan Mode
  • 37 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 27, 1975
  • Place of birth:
    United Kingdom
  • Date of passing: Jun 5, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    London, United Kingdom
The memory of the righteous is blessed! Prov 10:7

In loving memory of a beloved one,


  Born on March 27, 1975 and passed away on June 5, 2012.

We will remember him forever.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Miriam Mode on 5th June 2017

"JMODE! Papa!..It's 5yrs without hearing from you but your great words of wisdom still ring in my heart and as the days goes by,I choose to remember the great memories and make you proud,in that safe place you are.Named my son,Nathan,it took sometime b4 I realised that was also part of your name and no wonder He came in a special way and even at just 1,he is already filled with so much wisdom.Even though you are not physically here Papa J, I,your wife as you fondly call me,will always have U in my heart.Miss you Papa! Keep resting in God's bossom. Orun rè ooooooo my brother inlaw that no one can take his place.You will be 4ever missed JMode."

This tribute was added by Timothy Oladipo on 5th June 2017

"It's been 5 years since you've left us Pappy! You would think it would get easier by the years! Probably it would have been easier to forget just anyone whose sourjon on earth was not impactful and transforming... but not you! Rest on Jo..."

This tribute was added by taiwo browne on 9th June 2016

"Time i was told heals all wound but you ve been gone for 4years now, yet d hurt in my heart is still as fresh as d morning dew. JOE you ve defied this great phenomenon, cos u r one urself. Jotham has turned 2.I call him jojoi and each time i did, u come to mind. Thats my own lil way of immortalizing you in my heart. Continue to rest in Jehovah's bossom my brother. lots of luv from Jotham,Amaka&Taiwo Browne"

This tribute was added by YOMI AFOLABI on 8th June 2016

"Deep in my hearts a memory is kept, of one i loved and shall never forget."

This tribute was added by James Ayeni on 6th June 2016

"Jonathan, you will forever remain in our memory. Sun ire o. We love you dearly but God loves you more."

This tribute was added by Timothy Oladipo on 6th June 2016

"It's the 4th year today, yet it feels like you've never been gone as the memories of you are still as fresh as though you are still here! It shows how impactful your personality was on us all. There is so much consolation in the fact that your life here on earth was not a wasted one! Sleep on big Joe!"

This tribute was added by Olasumbo Filani on 6th June 2016

"Another year gone by, and yet it seems just like yesterday! You are sadly missed but lovingly remembered. Continue to rest in perfect peace in the Lords bossom until the trumpet sounds! Miss you dear brother"

This tribute was added by Miriam Mode on 5th June 2016

"My wife..U ve done what Napoleon could not do...just make a wish and Papa will deliver even if the shoe is tight',this would have been your reaction when you are told that I have put to be bed.The stress I have gone through this past few days has made thought of you a million times and wish you were here to encourage me and give me the support I need.No amount of tears can bring you back and you will always want me to be in the best of health,so i ll wipe my tears and be strong.It's ok,just know that I miss you and I also took another great part of your name for baby 2-Nathan.
JMode, i choose to celebrate you and all your advice ll ever remain fresh in my heart.
I miss you and wish you didn't have to go...
Sleep on Papa...I miss you JMode. ."

This tribute was added by Eyituoyo Mode on 5th June 2016

"It's 4 years already, enough time to get a university degree in Nigeria, but it seems like 4 days ago I said goodbye to you at heathrow only to get the shocking news of your passing on, Joe as I fondly called you its been 4 years since you left us and I am yet to understand why this should have happened and what we may have done differently to keep you here, God knows best and the pain still lingers on. The family is coping but the vacuum your absence created can't be filled by anyone, I miss your kindness, I miss coming to London and you opening your wardrobe and telling me to pick whatever I want, I miss you taking time off work just to take I, mimi and kemi around London, I miss rubbing minds with you when I had an issue in the office or home,I miss you telling me to love my wife, I miss your funny dance steps and your old manish ways . Mum, dad are fine but constantly miss you, alero, olu and angela are hanging on fine though we wish everyday you were here, life would have been kinda of easier. Victor is 5 today, blossom is a Prof in the making, Daniel-Jonathan is growing by the day and our new baby Nathan is smiling just like you. Mimi is fine, so is kemi, Words can't express how much I and the family miss you, sleep on Joe, the most selfless, caring,Christ loving and wisdom filled brother any man could wish for.We love you but God loves you most"

This tribute was added by Itunu Iyun on 5th June 2016

"Dearest Uncle Joe, we remember you today with lots of gratitude to God for the wonderful times we were opportune to have shared together. We are at peace because we know that you are with the Father in heaven cheering us on. Till we meet in the resurrection morning to part no more, continue to rest in peace perfect Bro. We love & miss you still..."

This tribute was added by Miriam Mode on 6th May 2016

"Papiiii Joe..You are always always fondly tot of.Even as e expect baby number 2,I could feel the joy in your heart and smile on your face and I will also never forget how u always check out on me when I was heavy with Daniel-Jonathan.
I miss you Papa and u ll forever be missed.
Smile on!Sleep on JMODE! !!"

This tribute was added by Itunu Iyun on 31st March 2016

"My dearest Uncle Joe, I can't believe it's almost 4 years that you've been gone. I remember our Unilag days (especially while serving in LVCU Drama Unit) and I can't help but smile. Recently, I saw a note you wrote to me when you came to visit me while we were in school and some pictures we took on one of my birthdays and they brought back wonderful memories of our years together. O how I miss you Jonathan!!!!!

Continue to enjoy heaven, my dear friend and brother, until we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Ajibola bello on 27th March 2016

"Sure, thy Lord is celebrating your birthday with u, continue your blessed rest with the almighty."

This tribute was added by Alfred Talabi on 7th June 2015

"RIP Jonathan, you will always be remembered."

This tribute was added by YOMI AFOLABI on 6th June 2015

"Baba Yome!!! as you have always been calling me. You can never be forgotten.You have touched many life including mine. One thing I can never forget about you is that, "I must always love my wife" Joe, am still loving her. Rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Gabriel Ogar on 6th June 2015

"Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan! How can they not bear your departure,when like the "IKEMBA,"  though far gone with beauty your 'IBGE'' still beats at the backyards of their hearts tasking these hearts with that perpetual sway to that beat of a selfless life lived by man for man....how else do we live for the Lord."

This tribute was added by Miriam Mode on 5th June 2015

"First you were my friend, then my brother and by his grace,my brother for life.i still remember how our jist never ends as i stay glued to your words of wisdom and you never got tired of my jist,listening to my hurts,joy and pains.Waoo!it's 3yrs already but the Lord has indeed been my strength.I am stronger and wiser by the day like u always wanted me to be . Though it hurts really bad but I choose to celebrate you My friend,hero,brother !Your memoriesss live on Papa.Smilingly sleep on my brother for life!Miss you JMODE!"

This tribute was added by Olasumbo Filani on 5th June 2015

"3 years gone by just like yesterday! Time they say heals all sorrow and helps us to forget, but time has only proven how much you are missed. You were very special and knowing you was a blessing. The impact you had in many lives was mind blowing and no doubt your legacy lives on. Sleep on bruv, till that day that we will be re-united in Christ. Love you always x x"

This tribute was added by Tunde Idowu on 5th June 2015

"Jonathan, unbelievably you left us 1095 days ago. Since 1085 days ago we did not hear your beautiful voice. Since 1095 days ago, we did not watch you act in the drama group. Since 1095 days ago, we did not hear you say, I remain loyal. But the life you touched, the joy you brought to our hearts and the songs you sang to our ears before 1095 days ago remain in our memory. We will remember you, my President."

This tribute was added by Rosemary & Chima on 5th June 2015

"3 years you have left to be with the Lord, we miss you a lot but we know you are resting in the bossom of Lord till we meet again. Our prayer is the Good Lord wil continue to give Kemi the strenght she need - we love you."

This tribute was added by Oladipo Olasoju on 5th June 2015

"Three years now the candlelight still bright and warm. Each year your memories live on and each year you are decorated with new medal, the harvest of the seed you sowed into other people's lives. Forever in our hearts. Shalom!"

This tribute was added by Timothy Oladipo on 5th June 2015

"Pappy Joe! Hey rest on son! Your impact, leagacies lives on! We have treasured your sweet memories which have become a sweet fragrance each time you are thought of!

May God keep the Mode family and keep You strong Kemi."

This tribute was added by Miriam Mode on 28th March 2015

"Papa!!like I fondly call you and you will answer'My Wife'.we are doing well and I assure you,Daniel-J  is growing and getting wiser like his Great Uncle-Papi J.MAYE TMDJ INTL  is up and running.An empire set up in your name,to ensure your name is Forever engraved in our hearts and that as promised,Your EMPIRE lives ON!I choose to celebrate you My Papa!"

This tribute was added by Eunice Abiodun on 27th March 2015

"My brother,friend and birthday mate. All I can say is that it is well. Continue to rest in the blossom of our lord."

This tribute was added by Naaguesh Appadu on 27th March 2015

"Keep smiling and RIP JoE"

This tribute was added by Timothy Oladipo on 27th March 2015

"Today would have been a celebration of your birthday Big Joe! Albeit, we celebrate your precious memory... Your memory is sweet and blessed for it brings warmnes and and smile! Sleep on Joe!"

This tribute was added by Dayo Michael on 27th March 2015

"Continue to Rest in peace Joe.."

This tribute was added by Tunde Idowu on 7th June 2014

"Jonathan, you left us on the 5th of June like another President did: Ronald Reagan.  If you had left a day after it would have been on the famous D-day, nonetheless, you deserve to be celebrated like the Fallen Ones of the Great War, because you were a celebrated General in the army of God. And another Calvary officer - your friend, my dear nephew, Juwa- has now joined you in Heaven. Permit me to read Lauren Binyon's poem The Fallen to you two: "They shall grow not old, as we that are left behind. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going of the sun and in the morning, we will remember you". My President, "I remain loyal". Tunde Idowu"

This tribute was added by Jite Idowu on 5th June 2014

"Dearly beloved friend, truly missed"

This tribute was added by Ayo Kasumu on 5th June 2014

"My true friend. A good man. Sincere. Concerned about his friends. Open hearted in a lot of ways. Eager to learn even from  the smallest. I feel that lost again just like when i first heard the news, but i am happy that it all ended well. Good night my friend! i pray for strength for the people you left here. May we all meet at that perfect destination at the end of the day in Jesus name. RIP Jonathan"

This tribute was added by Timothy Oladipo on 5th June 2014

"Hey Pappy Joe, it's been 2 years already since you transitioned from this earth riddled with misery and pain! I am sure you are having fun with Papa God. You did what you were pre-destined to do, lived the way you were called to live, and departed when it was time for you to do so. Though you are gone, yet we are left with your loving, sweet and precious memories. You left bits of yourself with everyone and anyone that was opportune enough to have crossed path with you. Sleep on son! I pray that your vacuum be filled and your family be cared for. Kemi you are a gem! The Lord continue to uphold and guide you in all your endeavor. Mum & Dad, remain strong and encouraged! Shalom!"

This tribute was added by Funmi Olasoju on 5th June 2014

"Jonathan, the name of this site says it all - you will be forever missed. You will forever remembered as the young charming man whose appearance lightens up the room; who puts smile on peoples' faces; who loved and reverenced The Lord; who was amazingly unique in a positive way. None can replace you Jo - sleep on dear brother. My prayer goes to your family; may they experience God's inner peace. I'm remain forever loyal!!"

This tribute was added by Seyi Rotimi on 5th June 2014

"Uncle Jonathan, i can still remember your lovely smile and words of encouragement like it was yesterday. You will always be remembered and memories of you cherished. I celebrate the life you lived and the legacy you have left for us your 'aburos'. Rest in eternal peace with God our Abba. Aunty Kemi, we love you and know that the Lord has been your strength through the years even more so now. May your journey with Him never grow sour, and may His peace and joy  that passes all understanding be with you. You are both deeply loved. Form Seyifunmi and Feyisayo Rotimi"

This tribute was added by Olasumbo Filani on 5th June 2014

"2yrs already ! My beloved brother, it is still very fresh in my memory and I can never forget the positive impact you had in my life. May your soul continue to rest in perfect peace and I am confident that we shall see again in the bosom of our Father in heaven. Miss you always x x"

This tribute was added by Naaguesh Appadu on 28th March 2014

"Jonny the the kind guy who always smiles and cherished his wife.
You are seriously missed!!! Naag"

This tribute was added by Tijani Adeoye on 27th March 2014

"You were a friend, a classmate, and a confidant. May you RIPP my brother from another mother."

This tribute was added by Busola Adesina on 27th March 2014

"Rest in peace dearest Jonathan."

This tribute was added by Tunde Idowu on 27th March 2014

"Jonathan, you are the only Jonathan that I am proud off to call my President.  Because everything about you was presidential, in manner of good deeds, humility and service to others. You lived so that others can see the value in serving others. If they celebrate birthday in Heaven, please tell them you were once the President of Liberty Men Fellowship in London, thus you should be honored as such."

This tribute was added by Alfred Talabi on 27th March 2014

"Dear brother, it's your birthday today. You are gone but you are not forgotten. Continue to rest peacefully in the bosom of the lord."

This tribute was added by Rosemary & Chima on 27th March 2014

"Jonathan was a patient at my surgery. Meeting him was a blessing, he gave me strenght and help so many people around me including myself. Jonathan, rest in the Lord till we meet again on that glorious day."

This tribute was added by Akeem Olubajo on 27th March 2014

"My Friend and brother word isn't enough to express what it was like in june'2012 wen the news broke. You sure are resting in His care HANDS. Happy Birthday friend and rest well. Your memories in me is FOREVER."

This tribute was added by Anne Preston on 15th June 2013

"I worked with Jonathan in the housing department in Enfield & along with my colleagues we  will remember him as a truly '  Good Man '. He was genuine understanding patient down to earth ...the list goes on .  May he rest in peace ."

This tribute was added by Jane Ochanda on 5th June 2013

"Brother Jonathan, l can not believe a year has gone by since you went to be with the Lord.l miss you dearly.My prayers are with you Sister Kemi and the family.May the Holy Spirit bring you comfort."

This tribute was added by Timothy Oladipo on 5th June 2013

"The giant sleeps on! He came, he lived, and he finished well! Pappy Joe you will forever be remembered! You remain the jokers voice the east wind brings, the laughter the west wind brings, the re-assuring smile the North wind brings.., and the consolation the south wind brings! May the peace of God remain with you Kemi Kemi Mode, and the entire Mode family. The journey of each year shall become ea"

This tribute was added by Funmi Olasoju on 5th June 2013

"Jonathan: gone but ever green in memory. May The Lord comfort Kemi, your parents and siblings. You will forever be missed, but we draw strength from the prospect of seeing you again, to part no more. Adieu dear brother; you came, saw and conquered. A gem of extreme value."

This tribute was added by Nike Akingbade on 5th June 2013

"Jonathan it has been a year already since you departed this sinful world, it still looks like yesterday. You will forever be missed. Continue to rest in the bosom of our LORD JESUS. My prayers goes to your darling wife Kemi and your parents and siblings. May the Almighty God continue to strengthen them."

This tribute was added by Ayo Kasumu on 5th June 2013

"A very dear friend even when we hardly see after you relocated to the UK. Word's not enough. Will always miss you man. Thanks for being my friend. It brings me back to reality seeing your memorial e-mail popped in my box again, gosh, i pray you have eternal rest and merry with heaven my friend. Thanks Bro, thank you. selah"

This tribute was added by taiwo browne on 5th June 2013

"JOE! My brotha from anotha mama.Can't believe a year has rolled by since ur demise.missed everything about U,ur smiles,words of encouragements,brotherly luv,d list is endless.keep sleeping in Jehovah's bosom my dearest friend,adieu.lots of luv,amaka&taiwo browne."

This tribute was added by Miriam Mode on 5th June 2013

""My wife,if u pple dnt put on this generator,I ll go wild"I laughed so hard that ny during ur visit to nigeria,never knew it ll be ur last visit to nigeria.I thank God I was able to make out time to spend some time wit you then cos we really talked about a lot.My Papa,brother like no other,I rememeber you always and You ll forever be in my heart.Sleep On Papa!I miss You"

This tribute was added by kesha addo on 5th June 2013

"1 year today everything changed. How we still miss your jokes, and emails. Time seems to have gone so quick. I'm glad you made it back home to your father the creator of heaven and earth. You will forever be in our memories, may today bring peace and warmth to all those that cared and loved you. As you always brought security and hope that one day everything will fine. Forever missed xxxxx"

This tribute was added by Timothy Oladipo on 27th March 2013

"Today would have been Jonathan Mode's 38th Birthday. When my phone flashed my reminder, I was filled with mixed emotions! Sad he's gone, but elated he's gone to a better place a fulfilled young man. I bless this day you were born, and thank God for a life well lived! Sleep on Pappy Joe! May your family be filled with sweet and glorious memories. More grace to you Kemi Mode."

This tribute was added by Miriam Mode on 27th March 2013

"Papa,I am sure u re all dressed up for dis great day,in all,please dnt forget or be too shy to show d angels ur funny dance steps.I remember d year I didn't remember to call u early n wen I eventually called,amidst laffta u said"my wife,u are nt there..".JMode,I m here now,wearing ur favourite wrist watch n remembern dis day amidst tears,saying to u ' Smile on Papa,Ur Empire Shall Remain"

This tribute was added by Olasumbo Filani on 27th March 2013

"My darling brother from another  mama! Today you would have been celebrating your 38th birthday. I know you are having fun over there and enjoying true worship! Remind the angels it's the anniversary of the day you first visited earth. It's still hard to come to terms with the fact that the closest contact with you now is in dreams, but I'm consoled by the fact that you made it!"

This tribute was added by Miriam Mode on 19th September 2012

"As  I was wheeled in to bring forth this BUNDLE OF JOY,u waited at d entrance n encouraged me to go n come out safely and so I wentansaw n conquered''As I become older,I seek for advice n encouragements,especially when I am hurt,even though I feel ur presence amidst tears,I know our rship can neva be d same,without u physically present.Papa,I miss you much more!Jmode,I will 4ever Miss You!"

This tribute was added by emi boboe on 17th September 2012

"Kemi, we don't know what to say to comfort you but we believe and trust that the good Lord will comfort you and wrap you in his arms. Jonathan was a great man who loved God and served him with everything he had, Kemi be strong, we stand with you in this difficult time.
Tokunbo and Emioritse Boboe"

This tribute was added by emi boboe on 17th September 2012

"Jonathan!!! Why? Tokunbo and I are so sad and speechless. To think we haven't being in touch for a while and to get this news is truly sad and painful words can't express how we feel. We thank God for the short life you lived and we know you are resting in peace with the angles."

This tribute was added by Rosemary & Chima on 7th August 2012

"Jonathan, was a wonderful man. we know God loves you more than we can ever do, our confidence is that on that beautiful day we SHALL meet again in HIS presence. Rest in His bossom. Kemi, we cannot give you any comforting words but our love and prayers to you. Stay strong  in Christ."

This tribute was added by Miriam Mode on 23rd June 2012

"'My wife'..that's what u call me.Always making me smile,asking how am doing,wanting to know how am coping with my job and constantly reminding me to further my education.Papa,I ll call u and u ll reply'u don't know who is ur Father'.U always advice I love and stand my husband.I miss u but I console myself cos U are home n ur memories n Empire ll 4eva Remain.Sleep Well My Papa!Adieu JMode!"

This tribute was added by AJOSE GBENGA on 22nd June 2012

"I was shocked to the marrow when the sad news came to me.At some point in time i thought i was dreaming. I used to think some people are immune from death. So my dear Joe is gone !! All your good deeds, jokes,pleasantries would never be written in water. My prayers to all your families. Good night Jonathan Mode Maye. RIP.
A J."

This tribute was added by Olu Obadahun on 21st June 2012

"Jonathan, with the heavenly visitation I received on the 4th day after your translation to glory , I have no doubt in my mind and my spirit bears withness that you have replaced mortalilty with immortality and you have joined the cloud of heavenly withness to cheer those of us left in earthly race to keep our eyes fixed on the price as you did while here with us. Rest in the Lord's bossom."

This tribute was added by Timothy Oladipo on 19th June 2012

"Words still fails us Jo. But one thing we are certain of is your coming is not in vain, & neither is God taken by surprise with your departure! No one else could have played your role. You my dear played out every script written out in every scene and chapters of your book. Your achievements at mere '37' would put many 70 years old and above to shame. You live on in our memories! PT&PS"

This tribute was added by Bola George-Onwuma on 18th June 2012

"Joe, my brother, you will be missed as you have touched so many lives and turned them to the Lord. Your email everyday do touch my heart and you make me laugh also. Indeed you have reached several souls that will never forget you. Odi gba o. Rest in the bossom of Christ where there is no pain or sadness. Till we meet on that day. My wife the Lord comfort you and all his siblings."

This tribute was added by F Ade on 18th June 2012

"Its hard to find words to express the shock, but I am consoled in the fact that you made Christ the centre of your life.I pray the Lord comforts those you have left behind, and may they/we find solace in knowing that you are dancing with the Angels.
RIP Joe.... You will be missed"

This tribute was added by Feyisayo Rotimi on 18th June 2012

"uncle Jonathan, thank you for everything you taught me and everything you stood for; kindness, principles, helpfulness and above all, being Christ-like.I can definitely say that your passing on has given me a great resolve: to love others and to love God. Whenever I hear people describe you, it's the characteristics of Jesus I hear. I know you are with Him now, so enjoy! we will meet again"

This tribute was added by debbie afadama on 17th June 2012

"Ha Jona! I still find it hard to believe that such a gentle, simple, and a humble man by nature could go so soon. I thank God for the opportunity of knowing you. As you would often joke - Ema jeki empire fo o! May God comfort your wife, parents and siblings that you left behind IJN amen. "R.I.P. bruv"

This tribute was added by Akeem Olubajo on 15th June 2012

"Life is ful of roads some we try to 4get, sm we wish neva 2pas again
Bt dere is 1 road I neva 4get pasin d road where I met u 1st as colleague,Pres.,Frd & Bro..  
Its difficult 2 accept u re no more & most difficult 2 comport writing  ADIEU
Dscribing u might b difcult as u re to diff pp a diff person.
2me u re a complete confidant& a progressive.
As u path to meet again.RIP"

This tribute was added by Martin Blow on 15th June 2012

"It's very hard to know what to say. I was very sad and shocked to hear the news of Jonathan's passing. It's such a terrible thing to happen to a genuinly nice person at such a young age. I would like to pass on my sincere condolenses to Jonathan's family and friends. May he rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Rowena Bishop on 15th June 2012

"I can not believe Jonathan has gone, there are no words to describe him, always smiling and plesent. May you rest in the bossom of your Lord Jesus Chris. I pray strength for your wife and family at this sad time."

This tribute was added by Gabriel Ogar on 15th June 2012

"Jonathan! Jonathan!! Jonathan!!!
A heart so fair,yet too soon gone,what do i say of you that is not known to those who have spent time with you,except that it be my version of the same narrative.oh!my words,so elementary fail to paint you in words,but my heart frames you in portrait...rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Tunde Idowu on 14th June 2012

"Jonathan - You were the junior brother I never had. You were the best succeeding President I ever had. You were the most authentic friend I wish I had. You had an uncanny ability to find soothing words to relieve the pain of others. You dealt with life by finding light and joy, even when times, were darkest. Adieu, My President. And to quote you "I remain loyal"."

This tribute was added by Ayo Kasumu on 14th June 2012

"Met u@ Fountain of Life Yaba "singles" programme (during ur UNILAG days),after the event u stood outside exchangn pleasantries wit ur friend nd our eyes connected;i walked up to u and said "I like you" and you responded "i like you too". Since then it's bin one good memory to another. thanks for showing up here my friend...knowing u's bin divine.Rest on my friend.God's keeping charge now.."

This tribute was added by Gbenga and Ronke Akingbade on 14th June 2012

"Jonathan Jonathan what an awesome, kind and loving soul. We would really miss you. We thank God for all you have done and the lives you have impacted here. You have been a blessing to us and to the ministry of Marriage Fellowship. We believe and trust God that He would comfort Kemi, your immediate family and all of us associated with you. Rest in peace darling brother and friend."

This tribute was added by Virginia Justin on 13th June 2012

"Jonathan you are one very special person, you've made a difference in so many life, you always have words of encouragements, never had a bad word to say about anyone, you will dearly be missed by many.
May god strengthen your family on the journey ahead."

This tribute was added by Funmi Olasoju on 13th June 2012

"Jonathan, I am full of gratitude to God for the opportunity to know you. Your life has been a source of inspiration to many, and I am certain that heaven is rejoicing at your home coming. Ha, you will surely be missed. I pray that God will comfort your parents, siblings,us all and most especially Kemi. May the Lord keep and give her peace. May your good seeds bear fruits in her life."

This tribute was added by Alaba Akinduro on 13th June 2012

"It was a real pleasure knowing Jonathan, but though we are saddened that he's gone we must be elated that heaven is celebrating him.
Kemi, in the midst of all of this, be secure in God's promise that He will never leave nor forsake you. He is closer than you could ever imagine."

This tribute was added by Miriam Thomas on 13th June 2012

"I am so sad to hear the news. Jonathan came into Leasehold Services after I had left there and we came to know each other after that. I had the great pleasure of meeting him and remember thinking how youthful he looked and what a lovely smile also.  He was always polite and helpful and dealt with things with good grace and humour. God bless you Jonathan."

This tribute was added by Titi Opaleye on 13th June 2012

"Jonathan, you loved the Lord and you demonstrated this through your lifestyle. Your departure from this world is a rude shock. My heart goes out to your wife, parents and siblings. May the Lord comfort them and  grant them the grace to bear this terrible loss."

This tribute was added by Lucia Hendricks on 13th June 2012

"Jonathan was a good friend and colleague who helped me through some work difficulties.  He did not have to but he saw me as a troubled soul and gave me words of advice and encouragement, which helped me very much.

Jonathan you will be greatly missed, by all and never forgotten.  May God bless your family and grant them strength to come to terms with their loss."

This tribute was added by Deniese Reid on 13th June 2012

"My dear Jonathan, colleague, brother and friend..........you have left a legacy that has impacted upon the lives of so many people. One that will outlasts your lifespan on this earth. You were a gift to us from God. Your christian faith shone forth before men, in the good deeds you performed. Sweet Be Thy Peace. Rest well, my brother."

This tribute was added by Joke Osun on 13th June 2012

"Jonathan gone to soon but you are resting in the bossom of theLord. You torched everyone's life with your sweet and kind nature. You will be surely missed. You are 1 in a million."

This tribute was added by Nike Ekundayo on 13th June 2012

"“Jonathan. We love you but God loves you most. Bearing in mind that you have gone to rest and free from this sinful world, you will be greatly missed with your calm nature, smile and your words of encouragement. My heartfelt prayer goes to your wife and families, may the good Lord in His infinity mercy uphold and mend the holes Jonathan’s passing has created in your hearts.
Rest in peace.”"

This tribute was added by Femi Adekunle on 13th June 2012

"Truly sad news.  A gentle, kind man and my heart goes out to his family."

This tribute was added by Ogannah Michael Rumi on 12th June 2012

"Jonathan had that magnetic personality,We could walk into a room full of strangers, and because of you, leave with a group of new friends,and you were never afraid to strike up conversations with any random person.I realize that from the beginning to the end,life is impermanent like an illusion,but When a man knows God, he is free. Rest in the blossom of our Lord Jesus Christ."

This tribute was added by Juwalo Majekodunmi on 12th June 2012

"Uncle Jonathan... I will always remember your caring words, those of encouragement that helped me when I needed them. You treated me like a brother from the very first day we met. I will miss you, but I take solace in the fact that you are in a better place."

This tribute was added by Olufunke Adeleye on 12th June 2012

"GONE TOO SOON, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. I join with so many others who knew Jonathan in offering my deepest sympathy on his passing. The measure of a life well lived is not how much money one has or what possessions they have accumulated, but rather through the lives they touched and the sorrow they leave behind. I pray the families left behind find peace, comfort, and knowing that many feel the passing"

This tribute was added by Ayodele Osundeko on 12th June 2012

"I met Johnny Boy (as I called him) 2nd December 2002 when we started work as Corpers in the same organisation. Johnny Boy was
a comitted Christian and always had words of encouragement to lift one's spirits. Words fail me at this time. I am however comforted that our loss is Heaven's gain. I pray that God strengthens and comforts Kemi. Rest on Jo."

This tribute was added by Attupuram Joseph on 12th June 2012

"Jonathan was a much loved and dear colleague of mine.  He will be greatly missed and we here are all saddened by his passing and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and his family and friends at this time. Words alone cannot express the pain all of us are feeling.

With Sincere Sympathy"

This tribute was added by Mike Burrage on 12th June 2012

"Jonathan was a work colleague who I looked upon as a friend. We worked well together, he was always there for a chat and welcomed people with his friendly smile. The one thing I`ll remember is your great laugh. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Kumi on 11th June 2012

"Jonathan - always smiling, always helpful and positive.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. You will be missed."

This tribute was added by Alfred Talabi on 11th June 2012

"Jonathan, my bro, as you usually call me. You have lived a dignified and well deserved life although it may be short but I am so happy you knew Christ. My heartfelt condolence to your wife and family. Rest in peace dear brother. You will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Wunmi Kuku on 11th June 2012

"The tears roll but they're not enough to bring you back. You were a good person through and through and your love for God was outstanding. I hold on to the belief that you're in a better place but you will be surely missed. Words are not enough to express how saddened I am at the loss of a wonderful and helpful friend but I hold on to shared memories. Sleep peacefully my dear friend."

This tribute was added by Francis Pinheiro on 11th June 2012

"You have been a strong xtian.He has called you into his bossom

May the Lord grant your family the strength to bear the loss.

Farewell beloved"

This tribute was added by Tolu Adesina on 11th June 2012

"jon·a·than: 'gift of God'
                  'God has given'....(and taken)

Adieu darling brother and friend."

This tribute was added by Tunde Adepoju on 11th June 2012

"i got the news  just 5 minutes ago and i live just 5 minutes from you !! the irony of life. i recalled  when  i  moved in  and you did  the actual moving for me driving back and forth and helping with everything. You were a gentleman and a gentle soul. yes GOD LOVES YOU BEST, wished he'd given us more time to spend with you though. GOD bless all your loved ones. cheers mate!"

This tribute was added by Yemi Adigun on 11th June 2012

"Jonathan was a valued colleague, his smile and positive attitude always encouraged me. I will surely miss having him around, his advice and encouragement gave me assurrance to forge ahead.  I am rest assured that he is resting with The Father and Lord Jesus.  Rest in Peace.  May the Lord give his wife, Kemi, the strength to carry on.  God Bless."

This tribute was added by Chris Binns on 11th June 2012

"We are all deeply saddened by the news at the passing of a wonderful man. Gentle, kind and understanding are the attributes that stand out for me. Jonathan will always be remembered for his commitment and purpose. We had many laughs at work and tesing times, but he was always understanding and encouraging. I cannot belive you will not be returning to your desk. I will miss you my brother."

This tribute was added by Busola Adesina on 11th June 2012

"Jonathan you are greatly missed,  I think back to our days in Ilupeju and how long ago it all seems now. You loved God earnestly and lived faithfully, I remember you as one of the kindest and most sincere people I had the good fortune of befriending. I pray that the Holy spirit comforts your wife of whom you always spoke lovingly, your siblings (my dear friends) and your parents always."

This tribute was added by Bimpe Adesina-Oluwole on 11th June 2012

"I'm deeply saddened by this news, and send my most heartfelt condolences to Jonathan's wife, parents and siblings. Jonathan and Alero were very good friends of mine in our home church in Lagos, and always encouraged me in my walk with Jesus. I will always cherish your friendship, rest in peace my friend, and may your loved ones find comfort in knowing that you are now with the Lord."

This tribute was added by Modupeola Onabanjo on 10th June 2012

"Jonathan,i received the news with a great shock but i thank God that you lived a meaningful life,a life of humility,God fearing and devotion to God.
Each time i receive your mails,it reminds me of how very close we were back then.
I am sure you are with the Lord.God will comfort your wife,parents and siblings.Rest in perfect peace.ADIEU JOE"

This tribute was added by Ajibola bello on 10th June 2012

"jonathan, am so sad to hear this about u,but we thank God for the life u lived though short but meaningful.i can belief u are in a better place because u were a God fearing person,humble and very friendly.May the almighty give your family the fortitude to bear this loss . REST IN PEACE JOE ."

This tribute was added by Yetunde Animashaun on 10th June 2012

"Gone too soon.I could hardly believe you are gone, but i strongly believed  you've gone to be with the Lord. You are such a pleasant and humble person who would not hurt a fly. There was never a dull moment with you and you always shower me with compliments (ie "aunty mee, this ankara is nice, u r a princess"). May the Lord comfort and console  ur wife and famiy u left behind. R I P."

This tribute was added by yemisi emmanual on 10th June 2012

"Jonathan isnt dead but has gone to live with the Lord,u will be greatly missed by all.love u but God loves u more and that's y He has taken you into His eternal glory.
Eco 00/01 says u were the best,never offended as meek as dove................Jonathan with loads of love from all"

This tribute was added by Bose Adebiyi on 10th June 2012

"The news of your passing to be with the Lord came as a shock but I know God loves you more. You will be greatly missed, rest in the bosom of your Lord. God will comfort and strengthen your family as they bear this great loss."

This tribute was added by Joseph Iwaye on 10th June 2012

"Jonathan was not only a friend but also a brother. His smile was very infectious and his presence was always very comforting.
We will miss you Joe but God loves you most.Our prayers goes to your families and wife, Praying we will all meet at Jesus feet. Amen

Kike & Joseph Iwaye"

This tribute was added by Lanre Adeosun on 10th June 2012

"Life is like a vapour (James 4:14).
We cannot choose how long we live, but we can choose how well we live.And I'm pleased within my heart that Jonathan has lived a good life, more importantly, a God fearing and a holy life. This is goodbye my dearest friend but I'm sure our soul will re-unite someday, in Christ Jesus. Rest in peace. Lanre."

This tribute was added by Olusegun Afolabi on 10th June 2012

""Jonathan was a great friend, l new him throught my elder brother Yomi, Uptill now, my family could not comprehend what had happened. God is the giver of life also He is the taker, JM may your gentle and kind soul Rest ln The Bosom Of Our Dear LORD JESUS CHRIST""

This tribute was added by taiwo browne on 10th June 2012

"JOE, JOE LEW,like i always call U when i see U after a long while,and U would respond saying,BROWNE,wetin dey.JOE, my brother frm anotha mama.U came,U saw and U conquered,even in death U remained a victor.It is not how many hrs but how much we put into d hrs.its is not how many yrs we lived that counts but hw we lived.JOE u lived for 37 yrs like 370 yrs. adieu my beloved.Amaka&Taiwo Browne"

This tribute was added by Deji Afolayan on 9th June 2012

"If I told you I was shocked and speechless, you would just smile. That is what you always did.You lived well and fought a good fight, but alas your struggles are over, your rest has come. Sleep well my friend. I thank you for having been part of my life, I thank God for having used you in all the ways He did. With a heavy heart, I bid you farewell. You will definitely be FOREVER MISSED."

This tribute was added by Nike Akingbade on 9th June 2012

"Jonathan a lovely brother and friend, I will miss all your jokes, talks, cloth copying everything. We love you but the LORD loves you more and he alone understand why this should happen even at this time. May the LORD comfort your wife, parents and siblings. Rest in the bosom of our LORD JESUS, until we meet at the feet of JESUS."

This tribute was added by Fayemi Olumide on 9th June 2012

"it is hard to hear this.rest in the bossom of the lord.GOODNIGHT JONATHAN."

This tribute was added by YOMI AFOLABI on 9th June 2012

"We met 12yrs ago at the British high commission in Lagos and it has been wonderful.Who can replace you? nobody, except you yourself. l have been asking GOD why??? but no answer. Even on your sick bed, you called my name...tears dropping. If tears could build a stairway,And memories a lane,I'd walk right up to Heaven And bring you home again. God uphold your wife IJN."

This tribute was added by Temitope Ajibola on 9th June 2012

"I am consoled in the fact that you are resting in the bossom of our Lord;the all knowing and Sovereign King.
Thank God for the lives you touched and the impact you made... it's a clarion call to all that it's not how long but how well. You lived well Joe."

This tribute was added by Annex Oladeinde on 9th June 2012

"Jonathan was a dear friend to me while in school, he has a name he call me with smile "Nexy" which i can never forget. I will miss you so much. Rest in peace. I know for sure you are with the Lord. Till will meet at the lord's feet. God be with your precious family"

This tribute was added by Abayomi Olaolu on 9th June 2012

"Jonathan(My friend, my classmate, my President), I received The News of your demise with a heavy heart. Took it 4 granted that you‎​'ll always be around but little did I know. My heart goes out to your family, particularly your wifey. I pray God 2 grant them all The Fortitude to bear Τ̲̅ђis loss. You'll always live in our heart. Rest in peace till we meet 2 part no more."

This tribute was added by Gbemi Akingbade on 9th June 2012

"Jonathan a man of God, you would surely be missed. One thing was certain about you, your cup was never half empty even to the very end. You took Liberty men to a greater level. Mr president, Sir, God bless the family you left behind. He would never leave them alone."

This tribute was added by Kunle Oyeneye on 9th June 2012

"Jonathan, a committed and dedicated man. We served together in LVCU many years ago. Your courage and dedication will be remembered. I trust that you are in a better place. May the comfort of the Lord rest with your family."

This tribute was added by Obi Abuchi on 9th June 2012

"Jonathan, I always appreciated and respected your enthusiasm, smile, joy, and positivity. Your departure from this world is a shock and a sad loss, but you have left a positive legacy! My prayers will be with your family at this time. Rest in peace my friend."

This tribute was added by Catrina Smart on 8th June 2012

"Jonathan, thank you for all the times you made me believe in myself and your trust in my capabilities. May you rest in eternal, perfect peace. My prayers go out to all your family.  "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things have passed away". Revelation 21:4"

This tribute was added by Victoria Babs on 8th June 2012

"Jonathan was a great God fearing man with a great sense of humour, he has touched so many lives and mentored many youth with God given wisdom. He always encourage people to fulfil their potentials. JM you're a gem and i will miss you dearly my brother. Rest in the bossom of your Lord Jesus Christ till we meet at our Lords feet. our prayers goes his lovely wife at this sad times."

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