ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mama Frances Adebajo, 89 years old, born on June 8, 1931, and passed away on April 9, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Dr Busola Fasehun on June 11, 2021
Adieu Sweet Mother and epitome of the Proverbs 31 Virtuous Woman
To live in our hearts is to live forever

I have known Mama Adebajo since I was in primary school with her only daughter Dr Bimpe Oki. So that’s almost 50 years ago
We were in Grange School GRA Ikeja, together and then started off in Secondary school in Ibadan together but then Bimpe left to complete her secondary school education in England

Growing up, I marveled at the immaculately neat homes of the Adebajos. First in GRA then in Opebi. Neat and impeccably tidy with the dining table always set, ready for a meal. That is Mama for you. Always punctual, prepared, diligent in all her ways and of course elegantly dressed.
As young as I was even then, Mama would always come down stairs to converse with us, advice and encourage Bimpe & I. Always smiling, always forthright and would listen to whatever we had to say.
Mama & Papa Adebajo’s love for each other is legendary. Truly love so amazing, so divine. And there’s was a home built with Christ as it’s Cornerstone. I will know because it has always been so.

Mama called regularly to inquire on my husband Simi & I’s well being. We spoke to her barely 2 weeks before her unexpected and therefore painful exit

Mama Adebajo has lived a long and beautiful life. Indeed an exemplary life worthy of emulation in every aspect, particularly as an outstanding Christian. Mama’s memories will remain indelible in the hearts of those of us, fortunate to come into close contact with her. Indeed Heaven has just gained an angel
Adieu Mummy.

Dr Busola Fasehun (nee Awosika)
Posted by Moremi Onabolu on June 8, 2021
I’ve known Mrs Adebajo (as we called her) all my life! Somewhere in my heart, she was in the league of those people who simply cannot die. While this may sound impractical, it holds true for me. She was a pillar in the family and I consider her to be a practical, real person.
I remember when I went to introduce my then fiancé to her before we got married, she put us on the hot seat and drilled us well .

At our wedding, she said the closing prayer at the reception and she cracked us all up. She prayed in Yoruba and right during the prayer, she said “nigba tiwa, wa gba’dura, wa so wipe e bi mewa, Oluwa a tu f’eni si” (feel free to get an interpreter) and she went on about how things have changed and eventually prayed that the number of children we want is what we would have.

How can I forget her classic gele style! It was her signature style.

So mama, we thank God for your life, your well lived life. We thank God for the privilege of sharing parts of it with you. I pray that your legacy of love and selflessness and everything else that you stood for will be reflected continually in everyone whose path you crossed.

I know that we shall meet again at the resurrection. Till then, sun re o.
Posted by Omotunde Adewale on June 7, 2021
May the sweet and beautiful soul of Mama Adebajo rest in perfect peace. We love you but God loves you more because you served him to the fullest. Your life was such an inspiration to us all. We will miss your ever smiling face and that unique head tie. Lots of Love from Motunde, Atl. Georgia. (Member of AVMCC Choir).
Posted by Afolabi Igandan on June 7, 2021
Mama Frances Adebajo's memory is and will remain blessed. We are comforted that she lived a good, long, positively impactful and fulfilled life. God bless, strengthen and comfort the Adebajo family. Afolabi Igandan and family.
Posted by Adebowale Ajomale on June 6, 2021
It is with a heavy heart that I write this tribute following the passing of Mama Adebajo. I thank God for her life, which was a long and fruitful one. She was and will always remain an inspiration for the life she lived, the love she gave and most importantly the lives she touched with the good deeds she did. I recall my last visit to Nigeria, following the passing of my Dad ( her cousin), Mr. Aderemi Ajomale, where I got to spend some quality time with her at her home in Ikeja. She was so kind and very gracious. It was one of the most meaningful & impressionable conversations I had ever had with her, even though the visit was for a couple hours. May God grant the family she left behind, comfort & peace in the knowledge that she is with her maker, at the feet of Jesus Christ. May her soul Rest In Peace. “It is well with her soul.” She will be sorely missed.
Posted by Akinbulejo Onabolu on June 6, 2021
The name that comes to mind when I think of you is that which both my mum and dad called you - Sista Mosun, so to us you were Aunty Sista Mosun - our dear ever gracious and gorgeous mama.
It was always a pleasure being in your company, I am sure it had a lot to do with my Dad - Busuyi, being one of your favorite aburos, if not the most.

You support, love and care for all of us was unparalleled - I recall you surprise call every bow and then to check on us and especially on my birthday.

Aunty you have lived a beautiful, rich and most importantly an impactful life. While you have left really big shoes to be filled, you set a clear example of what is expected. God bless you and rest in perfect peace Aunty Sista Mosun..

From Temilayo, Ojurayo, Onyenachi and Akinbulejo
Posted by Divy college on June 6, 2021
A very godly mother. A model. My first encounter with her was at LUTH when she gave a talk to female doctors. We all admired her and wanted to be as well spoken and vast in knowledge.
We became close at AVMC. She always remembered my birthday and gave me beautiful cards.
A very elegant lady. Rest in your Makers bosom.
Oyin Ilo.

Posted by Olukayode Ariyo on June 6, 2021
Egbon, Am saddened to hear of Mama's passing. She was a Mother to many. She lived a fulfilled life. loved and respected by everyone who met her. I hope you can find peace in the wonderful life she has lived. May she rest in peace and May God Almighty comfort you and your family at this time.

Sincerely
Posted by tosin george on June 5, 2021
I had known Mrs. Adebajo all my life.

She was a delight to be with, especially as I got to know her even more. I remember our last conversation shortly before she passed. She was looking forward to celebrating her 90th birthday in June.

It is so sad that she has passed but she leaves me with memories that can not be forgotten.
Rest in Peace, Mrs. Frances Adesunmola Adebajo.
Posted by Banke Olujobi on June 5, 2021
Mama Adebajo will forever be missed at AVMCC Ikeja. A sweet, pleasant soul with her beautiful smile at all times. She was one of our first appointed Matron of the Society, the Busy Bees, of which I am one of the foundation members. She supported most of our major activities in and out of the Cathedral. May her gentle soul continue to rest in perfect peace Oh merciful Lord God IJMN Amen Chief (Mrs) Banke Olujobi .
Posted by Nath Olanipekun on June 4, 2021
Giving all the glory to God Almighty, the Omnipotent. I'm always inspired seeing our aged ones especially Mama Frances Adesunmola Adebajo leaving us a sure path to tread in Christian faith. This is indeed a home-call to which Mama had to answer, a master calling a servant home. Like mother, like son. Mama Frances sun re o. 
Posted by tokunbo ogunsanya on June 4, 2021
Mummy Adebajo is Taiwo’s Godmother and so much loved and cherished by the entire family.
May her gentle soul continue to rest in peace
Posted by Olugboyega Bonojo on June 4, 2021
Mama Adebajo (as mostly referred to in AVMCC), even at her old age, was a depiction of pure Christian demeanor, poise and God’s gracious blessedness.
She in her life time must have reminiscent on the words of William Shakespeare in SONNET 3.
“Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest,”
She in motherhood, must have seen herself in Kunle and her other children.
AVMCC members would attest to the fact that mama, even in advanced age with attendant frailties, served God with diligence and worshipped Him fervently.
To Kunle, I say, “thou art thy mother’s mirror and she in thee calls back the lovely April of her prime.”
Your selfless service (a replication of your parent’s) in the house of God and to humanity in general is the DNA that runs in the Adebajo’s family.
May mama’s soul find eternal rest in Christ bosom.
Amen
Posted by Babajide Alo on June 3, 2021
Dear Kunle,

The news of Mama's passing on was unbelievable. The news came as a shocker to us as we were looking forward to Mama's 90th birthday.
Whao....we are so sorry.

Please accept our deepest and sincere condolences. Mama Frances Adebajo was a mother in a million....Loving, Warm, amiable, generous, soft spoken with excellent command of the English language, kind and a pride to this nation.

We are consoled that Mama lived a great and fulfilled life and left behind laudable legacies and great children and grandchildren for which we will continue to remember her for a very long time.

She will be dearly missed by both of us. Mama never for once missed felicitating with us on our individual birthdays May 7th and October 6th each year for more than ten years now till she passed on. We will miss her beautiful cards faithfully given to each of us on our birthdays.
We will miss her admonition and pieces of motherly advice.

May her great soul rest in perfect peace in the Lord's bossom.

Distinguished Professor Jide and Mrs Funmi Alo, UNILAG

Posted by Band of Grace Society on June 3, 2021

    NEVER LONELY
Hearty Congratulations, my dear Auntie. Who can believe that you are clocking eighty today, considering all you are still doing in the church in different societies including United Missionary College, Ibadan Old Students Association! You are a counselor in the church, a Mateon/Patron of many Societies and you never miss any function in the church.
You are not a Sunday-Sunday Christian. Even, you still have time to attend the Tuesday meetings of the Elders. I still remember, all your brilliant performances as a young woman in Western Nigeria Television of old Western Region of Nigeria in the 60’s.
You were known to be very thorough, detailed and meticulous. In the 90’s you were a member of the Advisory Committee of Nigerian Girls Guide under Lady Jibowu, the then Chief Commissioner, and I still remember the role you played in the Finance Committee where we were both members.
Even though you are the only child of your mother, you have endeared yourself to many “aburos’ whom we all call siblings and I happen to be one of them.
You keep a record of our birthdays and even if you have to travel outside the country, you always make sure you get our birthday cards ready and instruct somebody to deliver them to our doorsteps!
In the home front, you do not feel too big or too old to supervise your husband’s meals in the kitchen.
You have demonstrated to us that old age is truly a matter of the mind not of the real age.
All these activities you involve yourself in make you look sixty at eighty. Ride on! Young lady, my dear Auntie.
Mrs. Susan Omojokun

( The above was written for Mrs Adebajo’s 80th birthday)

My beloved Aunyi, the news of your death came to  me  as a shock! We your loved ones were looking forward to celebrating your 90th birthday  A couple of months before you passed, I had a chat with you on the phone warning you that if you don't stop going out,  I will report you to my Daddy (your husband) you responded: “be ni tie Susan, even your Aburos have locked the gate” to which I responded: good for you!
You cared for me so much, and you and daddy have always been there for through thick and thin.
l I used to sit next to you at AVMCC Ikeja where we both worshipped  One of the days daddy noticed that I was not looking myself, and he asked: “Susan what is wrong ? Daddy followed through the issue to a conclusive end.
I usually addressed you as “Aunty” but daddy said that I was the sister you never had because you were the only surviving child  of your mother.
I thank God for giving all of us the opportunity to let you know who wnd what you meant to a lot of peoples when you clocked 80.
Aunty I will miss you greatly I will miss your card on my next birthday  Who will give me water yam for ikokere?
Adieu Aunty,  until we meet to part no more my regards to my beloved Daddy I don't have any doubt in my mind that you are both in Heaven.
Bye for now, your aburo.
Susan Omojokun
Posted by Band of Grace Society on June 3, 2021
We received Mama's demise on 9/04/21 with gratitude to God. Mama joined the Society Band of grace in 1979. She rose to become the Vice President and President in 2003-2007. She later become one of our Matrons until her demise.
She attended the monthly meetings regardless of the fact that she had become our Matron. She was our Electoral Chairman for our election. Even as our Matron, she paid her society dues. She believed in quality not quantity. Whatever is worth doing must be well done.
Mama was a woman with good diction and pronunciation. Our tribute will not complete if we don't add her dexterity as our conductor during the AVMCC societies singing competition in 2016. During that period Mama was preparing to travel out but after reading content of that competition hymn, she urged us to be more serious that the song is is a prayerful hymn. She came every Wednesday to practice how to conduct the song with Mr Dapo Okumiyide organist and our Choirmaster and carefully followed all the instructions on when to go loud,low and soft. Mama was so passionate about the song and had to postpone her trip in order to be able to participate at the singing festival and competition. To God be the glory the Society won with the first position.
Humble in service about the things of God. Mama was very kind, at the same time strict. She was very thorough and Mama always remembered members birthdays; she will send card to the member and also call to greet the member.
Her advice to the society when we visited her last was that we should learn that executives are servants and should serve with love and not arrogance. We shall miss your motherly advice and directions.
We thank God for His faithfulness in Mama's life. She was looking forward to her 90th birthday in June but God knows best. Good night Mama until we meet again at the feet of Jesus Christ.
May the good Lord console the family, Society and the Church of God left. Amen Mrs. Yinka Olowu-Fadeyibi.
President. 
        
Mrs. Joyce Oshokare
  Secretary
         
Posted by Sunday Odunfa on June 3, 2021
[02/06, 22:44] Odunfa: TRIBUTE TO AN AMAZING MOTHER AND PATRONESS.

Chief (Mrs) Frances Adebajo has been Patroness of the Christian Unity Band of Nigeria (CUBN), Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral(AVMCC) since the inception of the Society in 1981. She has ever since stood by us in all situations, thick and thin.
Our dear Patroness, we shall miss her strong, solid and affectionate motherly support. She inspired and propelled our Society into the various laudable and enviable achievements we have recorded as a Society both within and outside AVMCC. Indeed, Mama, prayerfully, morally and financially supported us during the construction and dedication of the Church of Pentecost (COP), Agiliti which the Bishop assigned to us to build in 1996. She attended virtually all our Anniversary celebrations and other activities of the Society. The very few occasions she couldn't, she would send a representative. In all these events she supported us morally and financially. On one occasion, she even committed her sons to contribute to a particular project.
Mama was a role model in the Church. A regular church attendee she was always punctual hence it was possible for her to "have her seat" at all services even though it was not reserved for her. We were proud of her. She was perceived as a Matriarch in the Church.
As a Patroness she played her part even to personal level such as calling some members on their birthdays and calling to console bereaved members. When asked how she knew the birthdays, she revealed that she got them from the weekly church bulletins .Just before her demise, she requested for the names, telephone numbers and birthdays of all our members. Alas, she did not live to use them. It is sorely painful that she left us on the eve of her 90th birthday and the Society's 40th Anniversary, both of which we had planned to elaborately celebrate with her in a grand style. God knows best!
We acknowledge the Grace of God in her life to live up to the periphery of 90 years in good health and with her senses alert.
Our Mama, our Patroness, we love you but God loves you more. You left your indelible footprints in the sand of time for which we shall forever remember you.
Good night, Adieu!
Sun re o.
Our hearty condolence goes to the children, all mature adults, who have been her sole support since her husband, Pa Adebajo, departed to the life beyond.
May God reward your labour of love and care.

Mr C D Dosunmu and Prof Sunday Odunfa
Immediate past President and current President, Christian Unity Band. AVMCC
Posted by Dapo Sanu on June 3, 2021
Knowing you for many years as a lover of God, a mother in Israel, a committed child of the Most High God , confirm you are resting in His bossom. May your sweet soul rest in peace. We will miss you at every Wednesday communion service. Adieu mummy, till we meet again.
Posted by Fatima Oladosu on June 2, 2021
It was a pleasure to meet with you and serve you Grandma! You were one of my toughest clients and I appreciate tough clients more because they challenge you and bring out the best in you. Thank you for living your life purposefully. You were a blessing grandma and you will be forever missed .
Posted by OLUSOLA ATILOLA on June 2, 2021
Sincere condolences to Engr. Kunle Adebajo, FNSE and the entire family on the passing on to glory of the Adebajo Matriarch. 
Mama lived a fruitful and impactful life of service to humanity and her Creator, gracefully to a very ripe age. But no matter how old it is always painful to lose a loving mother especially of very high pedigree.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Kunle and the family at this moment of the loss of their Matriarch. May God comfort and grant you the fortitude to bear the loss of Mama’s physical companionship.
And may Mama’s Soul progress in peace to dwell in the Eternal Light of her Creator. Amen.  
Surv. Dr. Olusola Atilola, fnis
Posted by Bisi Odeyemi on June 1, 2021
AT AUNTIE'S 80TH BIRTHDAY:

NEVER LONELY
Hearty
Congratulations, my dear Auntie. Who can believe that you are clocking eighty today, considering all you are still doing in the Church in different Societies, including United Missionary College, Ibadan Old Students Association!
You are a Counselor in the Church, a Matron of many Societies and you never miss any function in the Church.
You are not a Sunday-Sunday Christian. Even, you still have time to attend the Tuesday meetings of the Elders. I still remember, all your brilliant performances as a young woman in Western Nigeria Television of the old Western Region of Nigeria in the 60’s.
You were known to be very thorough, detailed and meticulous. In the 90’s you were a member of the Advisory Committee of Nigerian Girls Guide under Lady Jibowu, the then Chief Commissioner, and I still remember the role you played in the Finance Committee where we were both members.
Even though you are the only child of your mother, you have endeared yourself to many “aburos’ whom we all call Siblings and I happen to be one of them.
You keep a record of our birthdays and even if you have to travel outside the country, you always make sure you get our birthday cards ready and instruct somebody to deliver them to our doorsteps!
In the home front, you do not feel too big or too old to supervise your husband’s meals in the kitchen.
You have demonstrated to us that old age is truly a matter of the mind not of the real age.
All these activities you involve yourself in make you look sixty at eighty. Ride on! Young lady, my dear Auntie.
❤️ From Mrs. Susan Omojokun.

( The above was written for Mrs Adebajo’s 80th birthday)
Posted by Bisi Odeyemi on June 1, 2021
TRIBUTE TO THE MATRIARCH OF ADEBAJO FAMILY, CHIEF (MRS) FRANCES ADESUNMOLA ADEBAJO From Mrs Susan Omojokun:

My beloved Auntie, the news of your death came to me  as a shock!
We, your loved ones, were looking forward to celebrating your 90th Birthday on the 8th of June. Little did we know that God would call you home a couple of months before then.
I had a chat with you on phone recently, warning you that if you didn't stop going out, I would report you to my Daddy (your husband) and you responded: “bee ni tie Susan; even your Aburos have locked the gate”, to which I responded: "good for you! "
You cared so much for me, and you and Daddy had always been there for me through thick and thin.
l used to sit not far from you at AVMCC, Ikeja where we both worshipped.
One of the days Daddy noticed that I was not looking myself, and he asked: “Susan what is wrong? Daddy followed through the issue to a conclusive end.
I usually addressed you as “Auntie” but Daddy said that I was the sister you never had because you were the only surviving child of your mother.
I thank God for giving all of us the opportunity to let you know who and what you meant to a lot of people when you clocked 80.
Aunty, I will miss you greatly I will miss your birthday card on my next birthday. Who will give me wateryam for ikokere?
Adieu Aunty, until we meet to part no more.
My regards to my beloved Daddy.
I have no doubt in my mind that you are both in Heaven.
Good night for now, Aunty.
Your aburo,
Susan Omojokun.
Posted by Bisi Odeyemi on June 1, 2021
TRIBUTE TO CHIEF MRS FRANCES MOSUNMOLA ADEBAJO
From Mrs Bisi Odeyemi:

Darling Mummy, we are missing you already, but we know that you have gone home to be with the Lord.
What a beautiful life of Love and service to God and mankind!
My husband and I used to call you "Mama Ijo AVMCC" and Daddy Adebajo, of blessed memory, "Baba Ijo AVMCC". You were an epitome of a true Christian Mother - punctual, active, generous, a leader, a role model, a devoted Wife & Mother and an excellent home maker. You knew the Birthdays of all of us and you reached out to us on our Birthdays! Amazing! A Mother in Israel you were indeed.
We thank God for your beautiful life, darling Mummy.
May your loving and special soul rest in perfect peace.
May God comfort all your loving and caring Biological Children and Grandchildren, all your AVMCC Children, Famiļies and Friends in Jesus Precious Name. Amen.
Good night, Mummy, till we meet to part no more. ❤️
Mrs Bisi Odeyemi.
Posted by Adeyemi Agbelusi on June 1, 2021
Mama was a gentle and peaceful woman. She was elegant and carried herself with dignity. It was always a delight to see her together with daddy at several events until they were parted and now reunited in death. May the portals of heaven open to welcome home this humble soul to the eternal portion of the faithful. We love you mama. May your soul rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon you.
Posted by Abiola Okeowo on May 31, 2021
TRIBUTE IN HONOR OF MRS. FRANCES ADEBAJO.

My first encounter with our dear Mummy and a great Aunty was about five decades ago in Ibadan, through my late Mom, Chief Mrs. Modupe Adebukola Okeowo, who was then one of the very few and popular seamstresses in Ibadan.

The very elegant, soft-spoken, beautiful, and fashionable lady as well as T.V. presenter at the first Television House in Africa “The Western Nigeria Television” (WNTV), Mrs. Frances Adebajo, was one of my mother’s best customers.

Their relationship was not just limited to a client-customer relationship; she became mummy's dearest sister- a confidant and mentor. It was the same affection, love, and care that was transferred to my wife (Biola) and I when we moved to Ikeja and became members of Archbishop Vinning Memorial Church Cathedral (AVMCC), Ikeja.

Mummy and Daddy Adebajo took us as members of their immediate family and to a large extent, we enjoyed the privileges of biological children. There is no birthday celebration or wedding anniversary that Biola & I did not receive a birthday card from Mummy Adebajo. Most of the time she personally dropped the card in our house or office.

When I was elected as the People's Warden of the Church, Daddy and Mummy, who were both members of the Parish council, were strong pillars of support. With my constant dialogue and established relationship, they easily impacted on me their wealth of knowledge and experience about church due processes.

Visiting their house in Opebi to discuss the affairs of the church soon became a monthly ritual and of course, we seized the opportunity to enjoy delicious "Ikokore" specially prepared by Mummy. For my modest achievement in the physical growth of the church, I owe them immense gratitude.

Mummy, your good works and deeds shall forever remain fresh in our memory.

Good night and continue to rest in the bosom of your maker.  

Dr and Mrs. Olutoyin Okeowo
Posted by Jacob Oshati on May 31, 2021
Mama, May your kind, loving and gentle spirit live on. You will ever be remembered.
Posted by Tolu Desalu on May 31, 2021
Dear Engr Adebajo and Family. I am sorry to hear about your lose. I know you all loved Mum and Grandma so much but GOD loves her more. We must rejoice , celebrate and give consolation to the glorious legacy She has left behind.

May Her beautiful and gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.

Tolu Desalu and family.
Posted by Olufunmilade Akingbagbohu... on May 30, 2021
Dear Engr Kunle Adebajo, we thank God for a life well spent by your lovely and beautiful mother. Indeed she must be a rare gem and quiessentail personality to have produced someone like you sir. May her soul rest in peace and May God grant your family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss 
Posted by Yetunde Jagun on May 30, 2021
In loving memory of Mama Frances Adebajo, beautiful,elegant, graceful, dignified these are some of the words that came to mind as l remember her and l believe no one can deny that.
Mama was a committed Christian always in Church timely and would come back to attend Church programmes e.g Choral Competition etc even after the Sunday service , a feat which is difficult to accomplish even for younger ones in the environ.
May her soul rest in perfect peace and may God grant her loved ones the fortitude to bear her irreparable loss in Jesus name.Amen.
Posted by Ladipo Lucas on May 30, 2021
Dear Kunle, we are grateful for the life of your beloved mother. She has left a good legacy behind. May her soul continue to rest in perfect peace. Condolences to you and your family.
Posted by Nwakaego Ojukwu on May 30, 2021
Dear Kunle Adebajo and siblings, we are grateful to our Almighty God for the life, well-lived by your beloved mother. May her gentle soul continue to rest in peace, in the bosom of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, Amen. My family's condolences to you all. Adieu mama!!!
Posted by Tunde Ekpekurede on May 30, 2021
Dear Brother Kunle, my sincere condolences on the departure of your mum. It is noteworthy that she lived a very fulfilled life worthy of celebration. Knowing you as a sample of mama's fruits leaves me with no doubt that mama was a very accomplished and successful mother. May her soul rest in peace
Posted by Tolu Oni on May 30, 2021
Mama was ever so gracious - a true example of a Christian elder and Matriach. She touched many lives with her gentle smile, generousity and impeccable manners. Our family has been blessed to know mama for decades - she will be deeply missed by all of us. Until we meet again in heaven, goodbye Mama....You left your footprints and it was a joy to have known you.
Posted by Debbie Ajomale on May 29, 2021
Aunty, Chief Mrs Frances Adebajo was a woman of many parts.

She was a product of U.M.C Ibadan, a Teacher of Teachers at St Mary's Teacher Training, Owo, my alma mater. She was one of the foremost female broadcasters on WNTV in Ibadan where she anchored her favourite programmes "FEMININE FANCIES" in the 70s.

A devout Christian who played very many significant roles in the Churches she attended, she was the Parish Council Secretary at AVMCC Ikeja for many years as well as being Matron to many Church societies. She was a member of the Elderly Ministry and was always punctual at our Tuesday meetings until Covid-19 locked everyone in. Aunty was also a regular face at 7am Wednesday communion service. For her dedication to the work of God, Aunty was installed the "Iya Bishop" at her home Church, African Church, Ijebu-Ode.

She was very articulate, fashionable and carved for herself, her signature "Gele". Though petite in stature, she carried herself with grace and walked with gait, bearing carriage and always looking regal.

Aunty will be sorely missed by me and my Son, Olumide who was one of her cherished Sons in Church.

My dear Aunty, you have lived a good life. Rest in the bossom of our Lord. Amen.

Otunba Morenike Ajomale-Olubodun
Posted by Adebisi Aranmolate on May 28, 2021
From Otunba Mrs Adebisi Aranmolate
Tribute To Late Mama Frances Adebajo NEE Adekoya.

With gratitude to God Almighty for a life well spent on this planet earth, I commiserate with the family on the passing to glory of Mama F.A. Adebajo NEE Adekoya.

My first contact with Mama F.A Adebajo was in 1953 at Anglican Girls Secondary Modern School, Ijebu-Ode where she was our class teacher, then she was Miss Adekoya. Since then I have been admiring her, she was dainty and simple.

She liked me very much, many years later when Papa was posted to UK from Ibadan, I was there studying, we met again and we continue to meet, so much that at our wedding in 1962 in London, my husband and I asked Papa Adebajo to be the chairman at the reception of our wedding and sister as I used to call her was with us throughout the ceremony.

Not only that, a year after the wedding, I told her to be my first son's God mother at the Baptism and she agreed.

Few years back now, when she heard about my husband's sudden death, she contacted me on phone immediately to commiserate, therefore for all these support over the years I thank her very much. May her soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.

From Otunba Mrs Adebisi Aranmolate

Posted by Adebimpe Aderemi on May 28, 2021
A Tribute to Chief Mrs Francesca Adesunmola Adebajo(Grandma Adebajo)

Grandma Adebajo was a notable woman, a devoted wife and mother and also an *Author *who wrote a book at 80!!! and of course an avid church goer too.

She was a bridge builder and the go to person in her extended families.She attended all our family functions timely,with her signature headgear placed daintily on her head and well turned out with matching accessories. She also dished out words of wisdom at those functions.She was thoughtful and always interested in our progress too.

To Doctor,Kunle,Bimpe and Demola and of course the grandchildren I pray the good Lord gives you the grace to continue her good works and more at home and abroad In Jesus name Amen


Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants. Psalm 116:15

May Grandma's soul rest in perfect peace In Jesus name Amen


God bless

The Aderemi's

Posted by Adebukunola Ogunbekun on May 28, 2021
Mama Adebajo was a quiet, loving wife and mother. As we were growing up in Ibadan, I remember the days of WNTV when we always tuned in to watch her. Her head tie signature remains with me with her beautiful smile . May her gentle soul Rest In Peace, Amen .
Posted by Oluwasanmi Adedokun on May 28, 2021
We thank God for a life well spent. May mama's soul rest in peace. We shall meet again at the marriage supper of the Lamb - For MGIC family
Posted by Olusola Peters on May 28, 2021
A TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF A MOST WONDERFUL MOTHER - IN - ISRAEL, MAMA FRANCESS ADEBAJO.
I feel highly honoured to join the myriads of Mama's children and admirers in posting this Tribute.
Mama was a paragon of Beauty and Elegance. A great role model in the Christian Community both at Ijebu Ode and at A. V. M. C. C. Ikeja, GRA.
Mama was a founding Matron and a very devoted and loving Matriarch to the Busy Bees Society of Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, AVMCC. She loved us as if we were her biological children. She knew our individual birthdays and even those of our spouses , When we were happy, she was always there to celebrate with us in our joys and she would be at our sides in our sorrows....... A Great Financial Pillar of the Society....... what a Wonderful Mother with a HEART OF GOLD!
The Scriptures say that precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints. Mama is surely a Saint gone back to the Father. May her Soul rest in perfect peace and may light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.
From :Mrs. Sola Peters, Co-founder, Busy Bees Society, AVMCC, IKEJA, GRA.
Posted by Innocent Jiji on May 28, 2021
I remember the joy on Mama’s face few Sundays before her departure when Uncle Kunle told me, “She is my mother”. What a lovely memory.

May her gentle soul find solace in the bosom of the Lord. Amen

My sincere condolences to the Adebajo family. I pray for the strength and fortitude from the Lord to bear her transition. Amen
Posted by Debo Sokoya on May 27, 2021
It really hurts not being able to call or telephone or see you again. After I heard you had gone to rest in the Lord I just felt I needed to call you to confirm..What a thought! I thought I could call as I would usually do if I needed to clarify any information. Anyway I had to come to terms with the details and can now write a few words.

Mummy, Mrs Frances Adesumola Adebajo was my God-Mother. She was a very stylish lady, loving, caring and always considerate of me. She was very easy to talk to and I could approach her anytime. I grew up attending the children's birthday-month parties on her TV programme at WNTV/WNBS -first in Africa. This took place yearly in the month of June as we shared the same birthday month -June. I looked forward to being on TV as a child and felt really special as my God mother was 'in charge'. She made sure she kept in touch with me as I grew up and was at my traditional wedding engagement where in her usual way she gave my In-laws some history lessons and told them to take good care of me as she had made a promise to God when she took on the role as my God-Mother many years before then. We met often afterwards in Nigeria and in the UK. In February 2020, I was opportuned to spend quality time with her at her home in Opebi, Ikeja. We had deep conversations about her Christian Faith, Bible Study, Church life. some history and the lot. She reminded me of the friendship her mother and my grandmother had and how they dressed smartly, going out together on several occassions and to Church in Ijebu Ode. We also shared photographs of my naming ceremony which took place some decades ago. I took photographs and some videos of our time together. I was looking forward to another time together this year, February 2021, but for the Covid pandemic restrictions I could not travel to see her. I was really blessed to have had her as my God-Mother. She kept the promises she made to God and was always there at milestone celebrations. She also attended my Mum's 90th birthday last year and I was looking forward to hers. I treasured all she did and said to me. I will surely miss her. My deepest condolences to her children, the entire Adebajo and Onabolu families.
Posted by Bolajoko Onabolu on May 27, 2021
I knew Mommy as I fondly called her, since I was a little girl. She was close to my family and has been a flower girl at my grandma (Mrs Alice Osoba’s ) wedding. And when I married into the Onabolu family she welcomed me with open arms and love. I visited her regularly and I’m so glad I got to spend some time with her shortly before God called her. Her amazing legacy lives on and she’ll always be in our hearts. Gone but never to be forgotten. She will be sorely missed. May her footprints and legacy continue to grow stronger and stronger in Jesus name amen .Adieu mama ❤️❤️
Posted by Nkiru Arah on May 27, 2021
Mama was a mother to everyone and a grandmother to all my children.
When she knew that her Niece- Bukky Onabolu was my friend, she will always call me to ask after her.
  Her manifestation of Love had no boundaries.
She never forgot birthdays, l always got a card from her, on my birthday.
  At my first daughter's wedding Mama was in attendance to give her a very special gift which she cherishes to this day.
  She was fashionable, and enjoyed accessorising her hats and bags and l enjoyed doing that for her over the years.
  Mama was full of compassion and Love towards all around her.
   Thank God for the life she lived.
   May her soul rest in perfect peace.
Amen
Posted by Babagana Mohammed on May 27, 2021
My condolence to my brother & friend Engr. Kunle Adebajo, his siblings and the rest of the family.
The pain of the loss of a loving parent is beyond imagination. Mama lived an excellent, useful and impactful life. A slight indication of this is manifest in Engr. Kunle's overall personality and achievement. Good parents ensure good upbringing. My thoughts and sympathy are with Engr. Kunle, his siblings and the rest of the family. Sleep on peacefully Mama. May the almighty continue to give the family the fortitude to bear this huge loss.
Best wishes.
Prof. Babagana Mohammed.
Posted by Odukomaiya Grace on May 27, 2021
Our Mother, Mama Adebajo as she was fondly called, was a loving and a caring mother in Archbishop Vining Memorial church Cathedral, Ikeja.
I am one of the recipients of her generosity, love and care.
On 26th December of every year, Mama would make sure I got my Birthday greeting card on or before the date.
This had been her practice for almost 3 decades. Last December she couldn't get it across to me, because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
But she managed to get my contact and called me personally.
There is no doubt that I am going to miss such a motherly affection.
Sleep on sweet mother!!!
Chief Mrs. Grace 0dukomaiya
Posted by Chudi ILLOH on May 27, 2021
Mama, this is coming from one of your numerous admirers. I have known you since I started worshipping in AVMCC in the late eighties, and what I admired most about you was your gait and comportment. The first time I heard you speak, it was with an eloquence that made me a bit inquisitive. I was later to learn that you were a broadcaster.
Fast forward to June 2011 when you celebrated your 80th birthday, your “Memoirs & Reflections” provided answers to all the questions I couldn’t ask. Your life as a teacher, broadcaster and devoted mother of my friends Engr Kunle & Dr Sylvia, among others.
Though we were not ready for your departure, we remain eternally grateful to God for the fulfilled life you lived. And mist remarkably, celebrating your departure on your “90th birthday”
As we all absorb the reality of your final journey to reunite with your maker, we’re resting assured that you are comfortably resting in the bosom of our Lord and Savior whom you faithfully served through hymns and songs of praise.
Rest In Peace Mama. You will FOREVER be in our hearts. Adieu.
Posted by Funmilayo Ikuoye on May 27, 2021
Mama you lived a long and fulfilled life, we love you but God loves you more, continue to rest in the Lord.
Posted by olabisi fatokun on May 27, 2021
The announcement of mama's death was a shock to me as i still promised i was coming to see her soon.

Mama was very dear to us from childhood and we always looked forward to visiting her family in Lagos.
Big mummy as we called her; was a loving mother, a perfectionist, and very hard working woman.
She was always concerned about what was going on in our lives and even on my last visit, we discussed personal things and she encouraged me to continue to cope with challenges of life.

She was an organiser to the core, and I'll always remember her saying "l don't leave my things til the last minute".
To my surprise, i still saw all her notes ensuring that everything went well at home.
Mama took everything easy and I recall her telling me when my mum died to be strong as everything that happens to a man is simply an experience of life.

Mama, such a beautiful mother with a golden heart.

I will miss you mama, but we thank God that you touched many people lives and lived a fulfilled life.
Posted by MARGARET OGUNTALA on May 27, 2021
I never met Mama Frances but looking at her pictures, I understand where my Elder in the Profession and Past Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers(NSE), Ikeja Branch, Engr. Kunle Adebajo got his gait from. She also appears like a no-nonsense Lady.

Dear Mama, May your soul find eternal rest in the Lord. Sleep on peacefully.

Signed.
Engr. Margaret Oguntala FNSE
Council Member, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
Past Chairman, NSE, Ikeja Branch
Former Vice President, NSE
Posted by Desmond Odiase on May 27, 2021
She was an embodiment of humility. She was perpetually calm and gracious. May God grant her eternal rest in Jesus name.
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Posted by Dr Busola Fasehun on June 11, 2021
Adieu Sweet Mother and epitome of the Proverbs 31 Virtuous Woman
To live in our hearts is to live forever

I have known Mama Adebajo since I was in primary school with her only daughter Dr Bimpe Oki. So that’s almost 50 years ago
We were in Grange School GRA Ikeja, together and then started off in Secondary school in Ibadan together but then Bimpe left to complete her secondary school education in England

Growing up, I marveled at the immaculately neat homes of the Adebajos. First in GRA then in Opebi. Neat and impeccably tidy with the dining table always set, ready for a meal. That is Mama for you. Always punctual, prepared, diligent in all her ways and of course elegantly dressed.
As young as I was even then, Mama would always come down stairs to converse with us, advice and encourage Bimpe & I. Always smiling, always forthright and would listen to whatever we had to say.
Mama & Papa Adebajo’s love for each other is legendary. Truly love so amazing, so divine. And there’s was a home built with Christ as it’s Cornerstone. I will know because it has always been so.

Mama called regularly to inquire on my husband Simi & I’s well being. We spoke to her barely 2 weeks before her unexpected and therefore painful exit

Mama Adebajo has lived a long and beautiful life. Indeed an exemplary life worthy of emulation in every aspect, particularly as an outstanding Christian. Mama’s memories will remain indelible in the hearts of those of us, fortunate to come into close contact with her. Indeed Heaven has just gained an angel
Adieu Mummy.

Dr Busola Fasehun (nee Awosika)
Posted by Moremi Onabolu on June 8, 2021
I’ve known Mrs Adebajo (as we called her) all my life! Somewhere in my heart, she was in the league of those people who simply cannot die. While this may sound impractical, it holds true for me. She was a pillar in the family and I consider her to be a practical, real person.
I remember when I went to introduce my then fiancé to her before we got married, she put us on the hot seat and drilled us well .

At our wedding, she said the closing prayer at the reception and she cracked us all up. She prayed in Yoruba and right during the prayer, she said “nigba tiwa, wa gba’dura, wa so wipe e bi mewa, Oluwa a tu f’eni si” (feel free to get an interpreter) and she went on about how things have changed and eventually prayed that the number of children we want is what we would have.

How can I forget her classic gele style! It was her signature style.

So mama, we thank God for your life, your well lived life. We thank God for the privilege of sharing parts of it with you. I pray that your legacy of love and selflessness and everything else that you stood for will be reflected continually in everyone whose path you crossed.

I know that we shall meet again at the resurrection. Till then, sun re o.
Posted by Omotunde Adewale on June 7, 2021
May the sweet and beautiful soul of Mama Adebajo rest in perfect peace. We love you but God loves you more because you served him to the fullest. Your life was such an inspiration to us all. We will miss your ever smiling face and that unique head tie. Lots of Love from Motunde, Atl. Georgia. (Member of AVMCC Choir).
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She was the Big Mommy of the Family

Shared by Funke Anthony-Egorp on June 7, 2021
She was the go to person for any form of advice and direction. My Mom and Dad always deferred to her.

She was the elder that represented my family during my wedding introduction and engagement. It was good to know that there was an elder that my family was accountable to. If anyone misbehaves, we knew who to report them to. lol.

I particularly remember her Feminine TV show Feminine Fancy which we used to watch regularly every week when we were young.

We were also privileged to attend her 85th birthday Anniversary 5 years ago. Rest on Mama. Well done

My Memory of Mama Adebajo

Shared by Bunmi Okeowo on May 27, 2021
My earliest memory of Mama Adebajo was as a Primary School pupil, on an excursion to WNTV/WNBS in Ibadan. She was the most articulate beautiful woman I ever was, I also remember her anchoring “Women’s World” a feminine Program on television, She would advise women, talks to experts, working women, house wives and young ladies on how to be prim and proper. She was pioneer of women’s rights and how to break the proverbial “Glass Ceiling” and taking control of their homes and Fashion. She was an inspiring soul always there for all who came to her with their troubles with kind words and wise advice. 
“Broadcasting is not just about going there to show Glamour or being projected on TV so that you became popular, You must be prepared to have something extra & Special to offer” Sunday Mirror Dec 13th 2013. Her words most recently, most of our so call media women could learn from Mommy.
In her later years, she was dedicated to the service of God, she would hold a conversation with whoever, with attention, panache and always have a pleasant demeanour.  I share same birthday with Mommy. in the 70s While in boarding School in Ogbogbo Ijebu, Mama always visit, reasons which i got to know much latter, I would always approach mama to say hello and good afternoon, of course there is always something for me.
Ronke & I deeply sympathize with you Kunle, Sylvia  & Ade on the death of your mother. We understand and empathise with the grieve in your heart. May Her Soul Rest In Peace.
Shared by Funmilola Adebowale on April 28, 2021
Grandma you will forever live in our heart .  A rare gem with a heart of gold 
You raised me like your biological daughter , your don't discriminate , you taught me to morally upright and keep right attitude.
The memory still linger when I got admission not only did you foot the bill, you sacrificed you time and followed me to the study centre and put everything in place. What else can I ask for? 
Part of the lessons I learnt and would always keep to my heart is "Money isn't everything " having these right attitude and morals matters a lot  and above all you put my foot in the way of the Lord matters.
REST ON MUMMY
Babatunde folake Adebowale