Kehinde on her traditional wedding day
Kehinde Oluwakemi Babalola (nee Oladeinde)
  • 31 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 1, 1984
  • Place of birth:
    Bodija, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Date of passing: Aug 19, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Mont Belvieu, Texas, United States
"Kehinde, your memory and the precious times you shared with us will never be forgotten. You will live on forever in our hearts."


Kehinde began her journey through life as a twin on October 1st, 1984.  She was the youngest daughter of Dr. Frederick Oladeinde & Mrs. Fadekemi Oladeinde (nee Oshinowo). On August 4th, 2012, Kehinde married Wale Babalola and they both raised twin boys, Samuel (2 years) and Daniel (2 years). They made Mont Belvieu, TX their home.

Kehinde spent most of her childhood years in Ibadan. She attended Bodija International School & Staff School, Ibadan, Federal Government Girls College (F.G.G.C) Sagamu (2001 set), and briefly spent some years at the University of Ibadan and University of Technology, Jamaica. She graduated from Morgan State University in Baltimore with her Bachelors degree, and University of Maryland University College with her Masters degree. She worked at PNC bank and Navy Federal Credit Union in Baltimore.

Kehinde was a devoted member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Jesus House Baltimore, and was a dedicated member of the welcome ministry, where she served faithfully before relocating to Texas. Since relocating to Texas, she was a sunday school teacher at Calvary Baptist Church, Beaumont, Texas.

Kehinde will be remembered for her contagious laughter and amiable personality, among other wonderful attributes

She is survived by her husband, children, parents,  siblings, in-laws, family and friends.


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Funmi Oladeinde on 4th January 2018

"Some might try to replace you but for those of us that love you, you are forever irreplaceable. We think about you everyday. We miss you so much. P.S Samuel looks exactly like you. He has your wide smile."

This tribute was added by Ooreofe D on 1st October 2017

"I remember you today, as always. You remain in our hearts & in fond memories that we have of you. Happy posthumous birthday, Kennycious Kenny!"

This tribute was added by Funmi Oladeinde on 1st October 2017


We remember you today and always. You would have been 33 today. Things are not the same without you. We miss you deeply but we are all doing OK and holding on to loving memories of you."

This tribute was added by Kemi Ifeonu on 19th August 2017

"Remembering you today, Kehinde. Continue to rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Funmi Oladeinde on 19th August 2017

"It's been a year. I guess we are in the stage of acceptance but the pain is still raw. We miss you today and I know we'll miss you forever. Continue to rest in the bosom of the lord. I love you Kenny."

This tribute was added by Roberta Ariseloye on 14th November 2016

"This is such a huge shock to me..... So kind, so nice,  so energetic, intelligent,  graceful.......... It's so sudden, Kai!  This journey of life, it's so unpredictable.  Kenny sun re o!  Oluwa nife re julo. Ha! Sleep on well dear friend."

This tribute was added by Nicole Hills on 13th October 2016

To the family of Kehinde Oluwakemi Babalola
I am truly so sorry that you lost your beloved Kehinde in death. I know from experience that it’s really hard dealing with the loss, no matter how long we’ve had them with us.  But I wanted to share something positive with you about what the Bible says about our dead loved ones.
Job once asked a long time ago, “If a man die, shall he live again? (Job 14:14, King James Version) The Bible says that “There is going to be a resurrection” Acts 24:15
What this means for you is that you will be comforted (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) The Bible also says that we will be free from the fear of death (Hebrews 2:15). Also, there is real hope of being reunited with Kehinde. (John 5:28, 29)
We can believe what the Bible says because God is the creator of life. The Bible calls God “The source of life.” Psalms 36:9; Acts 17:24, 25) And for sure The One who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died.
Another reason you can believe is because God has resurrected humans in the past.  The Bible reports eight instances of humans—young, old, male, and female—who were brought back to life on earth. Some had been dead for a short while, but one had been in the tomb for four days!—John 11:39-44.  One more reason why we can believe is because God is eager to do it again.  Jehovah hates death; he views it as an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) He has a longing to conquer that enemy, to undo death by means of the resurrection. He yearns to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth again—Job 14:14, 15
But now, here is something to think about, why do we grow old and die? The Bible answers that question at Genesis 3:17-19 and Romans 5:12. To learn more without cost, please let me send you a six lesson brochure. It’s free and it’s called Good News From God. You can also download the brochure by visiting

Please accept my condolences"

This tribute was added by Funmi Oladeinde on 1st October 2016

"We miss you so much today on your birthday. Nothing is the same without you."

This tribute was added by Debbie Neighbor on 1st October 2016

"My condolences go out to the family and friends of Kehinde.  From reading about her I know she will be missed and was loved by many.  Kehinde was such a young beautiful woman, mother and wife and gone too soon.  No matter what, it can truly be said that death is an enemy and soon it will be brought to nothing (1Cor. 15:26).  I have found much comfort in the Bibles promise of a resurrection hope of our loved ones at John 5:28, 29 and hope you will too.  Death was never a part of Gods original purpose, in fact he yearns to soon bring an end to it and the suffering it causes your family and friends.  Revelation 21:4 states: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."  I did not know Kehinde, but I read her obituary and I hope these scriptures will help to bring some comfort knowing that others care.  If you would like to learn more about the Bibles promises and the hope it brings, please feel free to contact me."

This tribute was added by Temi Olatoye-Ojo(Tanimowo) on 30th September 2016

"Ken Ken Kenny, I sit here thinking about you just several hours to your birthday. Shedding tears and thinking about how we met in Ibadan at EAC and remained friends for 13+ years. The times when we encouraged one another and we shared hopes and dreams. I will miss you is an understatement. God knows best. I pray for strength and loving memories for Wale, Samuel, Daniel and your entire family. Its hard to come to terms with this and finally write this tribute, but all I can say is I love you ore mi and I will miss you dearly. Rest in the bosom of the Lord."

This tribute was added by L McPherson on 6th September 2016

"God gives hope to see the ones we lost in death again,(Acts 24:15) "I have hope towards God, which hope these men also looked forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous "may you all be encouraged by this wonderful promise from  our great God and Heavenly Father."

This tribute was added by Rosaria Oshinowo on 5th September 2016

"Kehinde, there really are no words to describe the pain I felt when I heard of your sudden passing away. I remember you from the Bodija days. Death has no sting! I believe you are in the realm of glory having a blast.  May the good Lord console we your loved ones you have left behind. Till we meet again, Adieu"

This tribute was added by Chance Chanc.e on 1st September 2016

""Do not be amazed at this the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice (Jesus) and come out".John 5:28 Please accept my condolences.May the hope of seeing your dear love one again comfort you."

This tribute was added by Trish Aultman on 31st August 2016


This tribute was added by Terry Kendall on 30th August 2016

"Our dear Kandy, the youngest, the most patient. You were always our little blessing. We only have joy because you passed by and enjoyed life with us and It was grand. You became a women when things were better and we were all so happy when you finally joined us here. Thanks for being so sweet and leaving us two beautiful children. To your family our sorrow is eternal."

This tribute was added by Dammy Adebisi on 28th August 2016

"OMG, Kenny oh Kenny,i don't even know what to write or how to start cos I'm still in shock,oh my beautiful, nice and loving friend cut short in her prime, gone way too soon. This is so sad and disheartening, continue to rest in ur creator's bossom. You'll be missed greatly. May the lord give ur family the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss. Amen. Adieu Omokehindegbegbon Omo Oladeinde aya Babalola."

This tribute was added by Obadamilola Ipinmoye on 27th August 2016

"The news came as a rude shock. But, God knows why he has to take Kehinde now.We grew up in Bodija Methodist Church together, partially attended the same schools and later became family.May God comfort Wale, Samuel, Daniel, Dad, Mum, Toyin, Seun, Oyebola and the other Babalola/Oladeinde family. Our hearts go out to you all and our prayers are with you.(For the Osunbunmi family)"

This tribute was added by Kemi Ifeonu on 26th August 2016

"Kehinde, I met you in 2007 at JHB. It was easy to be friends with you. You had a good outlook on life - always ready to celebrate. All the birthday, anniversary, grad etc parties we went to - You were my motivation to get on the dance floor.
The way you said "how now?" when we got to talk and your distinct laughter. How you spoke Yoruba to me even though I was always responding in English.
I am thankful for the opportunity to meet you, hang out with you, dance with you, gist with you, and all the good times we had together.
I know that you are in a good place - with Jesus. But this is so painful. I trust that God will take care of your entire family.
Rest in peace Kehinde."

This tribute was added by Contessa Bukky Banjy Ayodele on 26th August 2016

"May God console the family you left and grant you eternal rest,RIP"

This tribute was added by Nguper Martha Tertsua on 26th August 2016

"Kehinde, I was shocked and saddened when I heard about your sudden and sad demise this morning. Even though, we're not from the same set, you're still a part of the FGGC Sagamu family and it's always sad to hear that another Shaggy girl has died, we've lost too many already. I know, we can't question the Almighty but I thank God that you lived your life to the fullest and left behind a beautiful family and a lot of fond memories. May God grant your gentle soul perfect peace and may He grant fortitude to your family, relations and friends over this irreparable and sad loss. AMEN!"

This tribute was added by Femi Fawehinmi-Oladeinde on 26th August 2016

"Rest well Kehinde. At times like these we are comforted by the gift of God in eternal life. I pray comfort and peace that passes all understanding for those whose hearts are hurting the most at this time."

This tribute was added by Otudeko Feyikemi on 25th August 2016

"In these moments of great ordeal ,words are usless, cannot believe  you are no longer with us... I have to believe  that  God has bigger plan for you. You always  remain in our heart. May God comfort your family. RIP My Dear friend."

This tribute was added by Jessie Sharpe on 24th August 2016

"R I P Kehinde. I  wish I  had met you in person all these years. Even on fb like I have with Seun, Lola agba, Lola kekere, your other cousins and even your mum aunty Fadeke. But one thing I  know is that, you  died in Christ, we shall all meet at the bosom of the Lord. Rest in peace coz.
R I P ....Temitayo Oke nee Solola"

This tribute was added by Foluso Sobanjo on 24th August 2016

"Rest in peace little cousin. God knows best."

This tribute was added by Refined Maureen on 24th August 2016

""Rest in peace Kenny and may the good Lord console and comfort your family." I commit your children into God's able hands."

This tribute was added by Uche Ejugh on 24th August 2016

"Kehinde, may you rest in perfect peace. May the peace of God be with those you left behind. Till we meet again to part no more, we will always remember you and you will live on in the hearts of those who love you. Rest in peace, my darling."

This tribute was added by Beeh Mac on 23rd August 2016

"Rest in peace Beautiful.  May the Lord console and comfort the family."

This tribute was added by Mary-Pep Ejoh on 23rd August 2016

"Death sadly has no age limitations. If it did,  Kehinde you will still be here on earth. If Life and Death were fair,  kind and considerate; Kenny you will be on mother earth being a mother to your young children.
But,  since all these considerations were known to our supreme God and yet he okayed your exit. It's now our hope that he okays your entrance into his heavenly presence.
To her parents and immediate family,  I hope whenever you find the courage to read this; you will be wrapped in comfort knowing that God is able. To her young sons... when you can read this,  know that Mummy  had many good friends and was a very lovable person. Live in that joy."

This tribute was added by Bunmi Betow on 23rd August 2016

"Rest In Peace Kehinde. May God strengten your family in Jesus name."

This tribute was added by Yetunde Busayo Davies on 23rd August 2016

"Kenny...words cant express how i feel right now...with your calm and graceful nature...your smile...from Shaggy days you have always been a peaceful joy however is that we will meet again...Adieu my dear friend...May God grant your loved ones the fortitude to bare this loss...we love you but JESUS LOVES YOU MORE"

This tribute was added by Funmilola Agboola on 23rd August 2016

"Kehinde, your exit came as a rude shock. It is such a painful loss. We cannot question God but we are comforted that we will sure meet agaiin at the resurrection of the saints. I pray that the Lord will give us all the fortitude to bear the loss. Continue to sleep in the bossom of the Almighty dear cousin."

This tribute was added by Lola Oshinowo on 23rd August 2016

"Kehinde, There are no words to describe the void you left behind in all of us especially for your precious sons Daniel and Samuel, your husband Wale, your parents and siblings. I believe that you are enjoying the bosom of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 4:13-14  says "It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself." So, Rest dear Kehinde.Rest."

This tribute was added by Ogechi Uba Ezeonyenwe on 23rd August 2016

"Death ... So sad at this youthfulness. I didn't know much about you back then in school,but I knew you to be a very peaceful and cheerful person. God knows best,I pray God gives your loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss,Rest in the bossom of the Lord,Amen."

This tribute was added by Oluwatobi Rock on 23rd August 2016

"Kenny Ola-d, I still find this hard to believe that you are gone.
such a loving and nice babe you were. I remember our time together in Rima house (F.G.G.C. Sagamu). may God console your family.
We love you but God knows best"

This tribute was added by Femi Solomon Onishile on 23rd August 2016

"You were my sister! Words alone will never be able to express all I feel or ask. I'm confident you are with Jesus, the only consolation I have. You were a gift to humanity. Rest on till we meet to part no more."

This tribute was added by Ufuoma Otobor on 23rd August 2016

"It's heart breaking to know that you are no more. May you find eternal rest in the bossom of your creator. I pray God comfort's your family and grant them the fortitude to bear this great loss. It is well."

This tribute was added by Majekodunmi Funke on 23rd August 2016

"Sleep on dear Kenny. I am comforted that we will one day see at the feet of our Lord & saviour Jesus Christ at resurrection. You left an impressionable mark in the lives of many, your impact was felt. Truly u're a candle that's lit other candles and as such your light keeps shinning. Adieu my friend!"

This tribute was added by kiara johnson on 23rd August 2016

"So sorry that you have lost your loved one.  May you be comforted by the promise that someday those lost in death will live again (Acts 24:15). This is a loving guarantee from our Creator who cannot lie."

This tribute was added by Mariam Bello on 23rd August 2016

"Dear kenny, may ur soul find eternal rest, u were a really nice friend n class mate back then in saggy days. May ur family find d fortitude to bear ur loss.R.i.p"

This tribute was added by Lynnette Oshinowo on 23rd August 2016

"I only met you once but I still remember you beautiful face and smile! RIP and I know God will continue to watch over your family. Your life was too short but will long be remembered!!!"

This tribute was added by Jane Uzoma on 23rd August 2016

"Kenny rest in peace.  Your smile and calm manner will be missed greatly."

This tribute was added by Eneh Oluchi on 23rd August 2016

"I knew kenny way back in school (F.G.G.C Sagamu) she was a person every one liked to associate with because of her gentle nature and kind charisma. Writing this tribute with tears in my eyes, earth has lost an angel. Kenny, I will miss u deeply so as all our classmates in (2001 set) Rest on Dearest Friend.And to all the loved ones and family u left behind may God console us all."

This tribute was added by oluwaseun adeogun on 23rd August 2016

"Kenny,fondly called back then at Eac,ibadan,nigeria. Your company was a great one that was enjoyed. And how calm and passionate you were about the things that mattered most. I pray the good Lord give your loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss"

This tribute was added by Esther A on 23rd August 2016

"I remember Kehinde from FGGC Sagamu. The memories I have of her are pleasant. She had a bright smile, warm personality and was easy-going.This is so disheartening but we take solace in God. I pray God will comfort every member of your family that you have left behind; your husband, sons, parents, siblings and other relatives. May your gentle soul rest in peace. Adieu"

This tribute was added by Busola Faturoti on 23rd August 2016

"I have lost count of the number of times I have had to stare at your picture and ask why? Why do you have to leave so early? But who am I to question God.
You lived a good Christian life. You were a true friend, a friend who always wished for the success of all her friends.
Kehinde, I pray your beautiful soul rests in peace and may God strengthen your family and all your loved ones at this time and always.
Sleep on Kehinde in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus...."

This tribute was added by Adewale Taiwo on 23rd August 2016

"Kenny, words cannot describe how painful it is to live with the fact that you are no longer with us. You were such a nice, gentle, pleasant and pretty your lady. I know you are peacefully resting in the bosom of the lord. You made an impact within the short time you spent here. My heart goes to your siblings, Toyin, Seun and Oyebola, your husband wale and your adorable twins and your parents. You can be sure we will always remember you. Rest in peace Kenny."

This tribute was added by Oladeinde Foluke on 23rd August 2016

"kenny, you are such a gentle and calm lady. You served the lord till your demise. The lord you served will take care of the family you left behind. We love you, but God loves you more.
Adieu Omokehinde Omo Oladeinde.
Brig. Gen. Johnson Oladeinde's family, Abuja, Nigeria"

This tribute was added by Funmilola Taiwo on 23rd August 2016

"May your gentle soul rest on peace Kenny, we love you but God loves you more.  Continue to rest  in the bossom of our Lord."

This tribute was added by Funmilola Taiwo on 23rd August 2016

"Dear Kehinde , my birthday mate, my sister, adorable and gentle.
Till we meet to part no more continue to rest on the bosom of our Lord,  you will forever be missed"

This tribute was added by Funmilola Taiwo on 23rd August 2016

"My birthdaymate, my sister, adorable  n gentle.
Till we meet to part no more Kehinde,  continue to rest on the bosom of our Lord, you will forever be missed."

This tribute was added by Funmi Oladeinde on 23rd August 2016

"Even though Kehinde was my cousin, to me she was just my baby sister. You were a perfect soul, a gift to our family. The pain of your loss is too much to bear for all of us. I keep asking...why Kehinde? But I have to remind myself you were a special gift and we need to be grateful for the time we had you. And also grateful for Samuel and Daniel, the special gifts you left us with. Thanks for coming along and making our world sweeter. You will remain forever in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Temitayo Taiwo on 22nd August 2016

"I pray God almighty grants your soul eternal rest. You are gone but never forgotten. You continue to live closely in the hearts of all your loved ones. Adieu"

This tribute was added by Olumuyiwa Awoseyi on 22nd August 2016

"Rest in peace till we all meet again. Sad but glad you knew God.
God's comfort be with the family you left behind."

This tribute was added by Ivie Okpere-Iwuoha on 22nd August 2016

""Till we reach that distant shore and shed a tear no more"
Kehinde, rest in the bosom of the Almighty."

This tribute was added by Elyse Hatchett on 22nd August 2016

"Rest in peace beautiful flower. Get your wings and fly on to glory. We will look for you in the sky shining down keeping watch over your love ones."

This tribute was added by Ogechi U on 22nd August 2016

"Kehinde...we will see again! A dieu!

May the Holy Spirit comfort and strengthen your family."

This tribute was added by Obianuju Chika on 22nd August 2016

"I didn't have a close relationship with Kehinde, but I can't forget her smile at the door as a member of JHB's welcome team or when she'd come in later to sit in aisle 4. She was indeed a bright light and a sweet soul. May God uphold her husband, children, and family at this time."

This tribute was added by Bimbo Olamiju on 22nd August 2016

"Kehinde was a nice, thoughtful and beautiful young woman. We saw you in June,2016 when your family paid us a visit at our home in Houston. I never knew that would be the last time I would see you. May God uphold your husband, children and loved ones. It is well"

This tribute was added by Yewande Oladeinde on 22nd August 2016

"I met Kehinde in 2007, when I was dating her brother and ever since that day, we have had a close relationship as sisters. Her contagious laughter and pleasant personality is one that first attracted me to her. Kehinde's laughter, just makes you laugh, whether you feel up to it or not. Even when I get busy with life, and don't call, she will call to check up on us, and we will talk for hours. Like we always say in the Oladeinde household, Kehinde is (I still cannot get myself to use past tense) our "madam socialite." She was always celebrating with family and friends. Every weekend, Kehinde would have one event or another to attend, whether it's a baby shower, bridal shower, wedding, birthday, church event, she always had her social calendar full. I'll miss you terribly, and I thank God for letting me be a part of your life. I know you are resting in the bosom of the Almighty, whom you loved and served till the very end."

This tribute was added by Titilayo Filani-Obayanju on 22nd August 2016

"May her soul rest in peace IJN"

This tribute was added by Niyi Oyebade on 22nd August 2016

"Sweet is the memory of the just. Sleep on beloved angel of Jehovah. See you on the resurrection morning. May God console all the loved ones you have left behind"

This tribute was added by Niyi Oyebade on 22nd August 2016

"Sweet is the memory of the just. Sleep on beloved angel of Jehovah. See you on the resurrection morning. May God console all the loved ones you have left behind"

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