ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Late Pa Joseph Omotowa. We will remember him forever.
Posted by ATINUKE FASINA on January 3, 2021
Daddy you are IRREPLACEABLE!!
"Your life here on earth was a blessing, your memories are treasured..You are loved and cherished beyond words..and solely missed beyond measure"

Deep in our hearts you will always stay..you are loved and missed everyday.......rest well in the bosom of the lord our beloved daddy..We love you !!!!
Posted by Seyi Omotowa on January 3, 2021
DADDY YOU REMAIN UNFORGETTABLE

Daddy you went too soon. It is just like yesterday and quiet unbelievable that you indeed left us 17 years ago. You were a rare gem and great personality that left us with giant shoes to fill.

You were ever compassionate, caring and a selfless personality that touched many lives positively. The recounts of the experiences of those you impacted resonates with me and touched my heart in so many ways.

I remain grateful to our Almighty God for coming through you to this world and benefiting from your immense fatherly guidance that has in no small measure helped in shaping me to who I am in life today.

Daddy was very supportive at all these times. I remember particularly his support during the time that mum traveled to New York for the Master’s Degree program in 1978. He tried his very best to make me not to feel her absence so much, as I was still very young. I had to travel so many times with him in the course of his work just so that I should not be unattended to. I therefore became so popular with him on his travel entourage, so much that a former Military State Governor, Col. Ifere came to know me as the youngest member of his entourage. That was the extent of love he had for us all. I guess this made me naturally very close to him.

Am comforted that you and mummy are happily united with our Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven. We praise Almighty God that all of us your children and grandchildren are moving forward in all our various ways holding firmly the batons of GOOD NAME you bequeathed to us all.

I remember as a little child how you were very passionate and took care of your parents at Okoro-Gbedde & Ilorin till they passed on at various times, in obedience to our Lord’s commandment to honour our Fathers and Mothers. I am thankful to God that I had the grace and opportunity to also do this for you and mummy within my capacity while you both were with us.

I am forever grateful to you and mummy for the right values and upbringing you inculcated in us and thankful to Almighty God that these core values helped in molding all our lives to where all your children are today. We pray to replicate these also to our children.

You were an exceptionally great man of very many parts; an educator, a humble family man, a community builder, a unifier, a sacrificial giver that touched lives positively in differing ways. This is evident in the recount of experiences shared of your impacts by your brothers, sister, your extended family members, your in-laws, your friends, your community, family friends, your children, your grandchildren, your students etc.

I testify that you were a great loving father, quiet, humble with a heart of gold and deep genuine concern for welfare of your brethren, often times to your own discomfort. Daddy was such a great man with a natural charisma with people and he assisted so many people in his lifetime. His life between July 1935 and April 2003 was a blessing to people all around him.

You fought gallantly with ill-health between 1993 and 29th April 2003 when you eventually passed on peacefully to eternal glory. You remained positive and tried to remain happy with yourself and us all through this time. Always calling to check up on us all.

You were a true Christian; in actions and fellowship with our Lord Jesus Christ. I am comforted and fully persuaded that you are resting peacefully with our Lord Jesus Christ.

You were a loving, resourceful, responsible, focused father and a man of integrity. You built 3 houses in your lifetime, one at Okoro-Gbedde and two at Ilorin. You left us a legacy of integrity and a good name which is better than Gold or Silver. May God help us all to maintain and improve on this good name.

Adieu daddy, continue to rest peacefully now in company of mummy and our Lord until we all reunite till we part no more. You live in us and you truly remain Unforgettable.

A Poem for Daddy in Heaven

“I know you can hear me
way up in heaven
because we talk
through our hearts.

Dear Daddy in heaven
I miss you every day
and I know you miss me too.

No matter how old I get
or how long you're gone,
I hear you, Daddy,
up in heaven
through the love
in my heart.

A great soul serves everyone
all the time. A great soul
never dies. It brings us together
again and again.”

Posted by Babs Omotowa on November 4, 2020
Gone too soon, one in a billion and wonderful dad.
Your memories linger strong and your values continues to guide.
A role model and your name continues to bring affectionate response. May God continue to grant you peaceful rest until we reunite at the feet of Christ, forever.
Posted by Bollade Fineboy on November 4, 2020
I love you dad.....
Posted by Bamidele Omotowa on October 31, 2020
Dear Dad,

Your time with us in this life was very meaningful and pleasant. You were conscious of the value of your time, and spent every moment with purpose. Your children live on the live that you did, the values that you adopted, the priority and meaning this life time. You lived by the teaching of the Bibles Book of Revelation Chapter 4 verse 11, which states that, “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”

Dad...

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Posted by ATINUKE FASINA on January 3, 2021
Daddy you are IRREPLACEABLE!!
"Your life here on earth was a blessing, your memories are treasured..You are loved and cherished beyond words..and solely missed beyond measure"

Deep in our hearts you will always stay..you are loved and missed everyday.......rest well in the bosom of the lord our beloved daddy..We love you !!!!
Posted by Seyi Omotowa on January 3, 2021
DADDY YOU REMAIN UNFORGETTABLE

Daddy you went too soon. It is just like yesterday and quiet unbelievable that you indeed left us 17 years ago. You were a rare gem and great personality that left us with giant shoes to fill.

You were ever compassionate, caring and a selfless personality that touched many lives positively. The recounts of the experiences of those you impacted resonates with me and touched my heart in so many ways.

I remain grateful to our Almighty God for coming through you to this world and benefiting from your immense fatherly guidance that has in no small measure helped in shaping me to who I am in life today.

Daddy was very supportive at all these times. I remember particularly his support during the time that mum traveled to New York for the Master’s Degree program in 1978. He tried his very best to make me not to feel her absence so much, as I was still very young. I had to travel so many times with him in the course of his work just so that I should not be unattended to. I therefore became so popular with him on his travel entourage, so much that a former Military State Governor, Col. Ifere came to know me as the youngest member of his entourage. That was the extent of love he had for us all. I guess this made me naturally very close to him.

Am comforted that you and mummy are happily united with our Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven. We praise Almighty God that all of us your children and grandchildren are moving forward in all our various ways holding firmly the batons of GOOD NAME you bequeathed to us all.

I remember as a little child how you were very passionate and took care of your parents at Okoro-Gbedde & Ilorin till they passed on at various times, in obedience to our Lord’s commandment to honour our Fathers and Mothers. I am thankful to God that I had the grace and opportunity to also do this for you and mummy within my capacity while you both were with us.

I am forever grateful to you and mummy for the right values and upbringing you inculcated in us and thankful to Almighty God that these core values helped in molding all our lives to where all your children are today. We pray to replicate these also to our children.

You were an exceptionally great man of very many parts; an educator, a humble family man, a community builder, a unifier, a sacrificial giver that touched lives positively in differing ways. This is evident in the recount of experiences shared of your impacts by your brothers, sister, your extended family members, your in-laws, your friends, your community, family friends, your children, your grandchildren, your students etc.

I testify that you were a great loving father, quiet, humble with a heart of gold and deep genuine concern for welfare of your brethren, often times to your own discomfort. Daddy was such a great man with a natural charisma with people and he assisted so many people in his lifetime. His life between July 1935 and April 2003 was a blessing to people all around him.

You fought gallantly with ill-health between 1993 and 29th April 2003 when you eventually passed on peacefully to eternal glory. You remained positive and tried to remain happy with yourself and us all through this time. Always calling to check up on us all.

You were a true Christian; in actions and fellowship with our Lord Jesus Christ. I am comforted and fully persuaded that you are resting peacefully with our Lord Jesus Christ.

You were a loving, resourceful, responsible, focused father and a man of integrity. You built 3 houses in your lifetime, one at Okoro-Gbedde and two at Ilorin. You left us a legacy of integrity and a good name which is better than Gold or Silver. May God help us all to maintain and improve on this good name.

Adieu daddy, continue to rest peacefully now in company of mummy and our Lord until we all reunite till we part no more. You live in us and you truly remain Unforgettable.

A Poem for Daddy in Heaven

“I know you can hear me
way up in heaven
because we talk
through our hearts.

Dear Daddy in heaven
I miss you every day
and I know you miss me too.

No matter how old I get
or how long you're gone,
I hear you, Daddy,
up in heaven
through the love
in my heart.

A great soul serves everyone
all the time. A great soul
never dies. It brings us together
again and again.”

Posted by Babs Omotowa on November 4, 2020
Gone too soon, one in a billion and wonderful dad.
Your memories linger strong and your values continues to guide.
A role model and your name continues to bring affectionate response. May God continue to grant you peaceful rest until we reunite at the feet of Christ, forever.
his Life

"Late Pa", Joseph Tolorunleke Omotowa,a.k.a "J.T." was born on 23rd July 1935 at Okoro Gbede to Late Late PA Samuel Omotowa(Alaremu of Okoro-Gbede) and Late Madam Naomi Omonare Omotowa.His parents, as founder of Church Missionary Society(CMS) and Iya Ijo("Mother") of the Christ Apostolic Church(CAC) in Okoro-Gbede) raised him in a christian family.
He was educated at CAC Okoro Gbede(pre-School);United Central School,Kabba(primary school),Sapele Commercial College and Igbaja Teachers college(secondary School);Fourabay college ,Freetown, Sierra-leone and the Univeristy of Durham,UK(Post graudate-PGCE,1967.
His career  included teaching at the Government Secondary School(GSS) Kano(1964-1966);Keffi College(1966-1968);G.S.S Okene[1968-1973/1974-1975].
He rose to become the principals of schools between  1974 and 1976
He served Kwara State as  Chief  of Education Officer (CEO);Chief Inspector of Education(CIE);and Director of Education(DE) between  1977 and 1986,
When he retired from Civil service of Kwara State,he was appointed by the Military Government of Kwara State as Chairman,Kwara State Education Management Board between 1986 and 1990.
At the creation of Kogi State in 1991,he was named to the same position in the new state,to begin formation of Kogi State Teaching Service Board.After serving for a year,he retired to his private and community interests.
His outstanding community recognition was for the coordination of the Okoro Gbede  Community and other resources of establishment of Okoko-Gbede High school in 1985.He was named the Akewejo of Okoro-Gbede in 1985,an honorary Chieftancy title,by Late Olukoyi of Okoro-Gbede,Oba Abadunmi.This was a result of numerous community development services,such as the citing and maintenance of Okoro-Gbede high School ,the water project, youth and church  developments.He grew up and worked closely with many colleagues in Okoro-Gbede,particularly his mater uncle, Late Chief Raphael A. Ibitomi.

He married Late Dr(Mrs ) Margaret E. Omotowa (nee Owonibi) of Aiyetoro Gbede in September 1963 and they remained married until his death.
The marriage was blessed with five children 

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