ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mrs Mercy Akinduro, born on January 17, 1931, and passed away on December 31, 2020. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Johnson Adegbulugbe on April 20, 2021
This Tribute was written by Engr. Johnson Adegbulugbe prior to his demise.

TRIBUTE TO OUR GREAT AUNTY
BY ENGR. JOHNSON ADEGBULUGBE

Aunty was a kind hearted and gentle woman. She taught me at All Saints Primary School Ondo around 1956/57.

As a teacher, her pupils knew her as a disciplined tutor who was very interested in the progress of the children.
Later in life, I also taught her son Olubodun at St. Josephs College Ondo.

After a long time of widowhood, she met my brother, Chartered Accountant Ebenezer Adeniyi Adegbulugbe and had a son, Gbenga Adegbulugbe a very brilliant & enterprising young man.

I remember she played a leading role with other family members of the Adegbulugbe family during my wedding engagement in Ondo in October 1976.

Aunty was an unforgettable woman with her kindness. May her good works live after her.

Engr. J. A. Adegbulugbe
Posted by Toyin Akinyemi on April 11, 2021
You lived a beautiful life Aunty and you will be missed.
Rest in perfect peace.

Mrs Titilola Okunowo



Posted by Gbenga Adegbulugbe on April 11, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY SUPER MOM

I grew up knowing the love of my mother. I was asmathic as a child. Mom would carry me as a toddler in her arms to see the doctor late in the night, walking long distances without fear for her safety. Sweet mother, I no go forget you for the suffer wey you suffer for me o.

As the efanu (last born) & the "home boy", who lived at home the longest, I had the privilege of sharing a stage of Mom's life that my Egbons (older ones) did not. They all went to secondary boarding schools and thereafter left for A-levels outside Ondo.

I was there when Mom retired and was part of the setting up of her post retirement supermarket business. I was with her when she visited her building/construction site. Mom had a dream to build a house. The dream had to wait till she secured all her children's education. What a sacrifice? God surely rewarded her with long life to enjoy the fruits of her labour. Blessed be HIS holy name.

Mom had her challenges as she was twice widowed, laden with the responsibility of raising 4 children. She gave us all good education , each of us going ahead to be professionals in our different callings . She did this solely with the help of God.

Mom is so real and down to earth. She shares her children's jokes and used our slangs. This helped her to remain young at heart all through her life. We had amazing stories, gists and 'fabus' to share together as a family. She made sure we love one another and ensured unity among us till she breathed her last. All her children loved her deeply and we love one another.

As the last born, I was fairly rascally in my teen years. Mom being a disciplinarian that she was, still gave me lashes up till my A-level years. I would tell my friends, the day after, how Mom whooped my behind, the previous day.

Mom devoted her life to praying for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren
Mom raised us in the way of the Lord, instilling values in us from childhood. One of her words burned into our hearts is "Ranti omo eni ti iwo n se (Remember the son of whom you are). This would become an anchor, that kept me in check, in my growing up years.

Mom's life is an example of a faith-filled life. She taught us to depend on God. This legacy is one that I have already passed to my own children. One of Mom's favourite songs is "Ko to k'awon mimo beru, ki won so 'reti nu (Saints ought not be afraid and lose hope)". It has become my daily anthem in the last one year.

Mom taught us, her children, the power of the tongue. When she's ill, she will say "Me a ku" (i will not die). She never used negative words. She will say "Mo dala" (I'm blessed)" in place of "Mo gbe" (I'm damned). I am a living witness to the benefits of having a praying mother.

Mom lived up to her name, MERCY, cos she truly received mercy from the Lord. She triumphed over all health challenges. She came out almost unscathed from a ghastly motor accident. She lived a fulfilled life, she saw her children's children's children. I am convinced that God compensated my siblings and I, for the loss of our fathers at an early age, by giving our Mom such a long life. Awesome!

Mom helped me understand what good old age looks like, as I saw her ageing gracefully, first hand.The one prayer i kept praying for her is that "her eyes will not be dim, neither her natural forces abated" according to Moses' testimony in Deuteronomy 34:7. God answered this prayer all the way as Mom remained sharp. No one can cheat or bamboozle her. Her recollection of events remained intact. To GOD be all the glory!

I spent Christmas 2019 with Mom in Ondo and went back in January 2020 to hold a Thanksgiving service in the house for her 89th birthday. The following day as she embarked on her 90th year on earth, a number of my friends came to celebrate her. Mom is a finisher, little wonder that she finished year 2020 as she made her exit on the very last day of the year.

The first time I visited the house after Mom's passing was very emotional for me. I would normally visit unannounced. Mom will either be in the hallway relaxing or in her dinning room. This time, those places were empty. I sat on the chairs she would normally sit on, sat on her bed with tears welled up in my eyes. That was when the reality struck.

Mom, you have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith. Now there is in store for you the crown of righteousness...2 Timothy 4: 7,8

I am eternally grateful to God for a super Mom, who left fond memories for all. You will forever remain in our hearts!

Sinmi l'aya Jesu (Rest in the bosom of Jesus)

Your loving son

Olola Gbengus (Olugbenga Adegbulugbe)
Posted by Toyin Akinyemi on April 9, 2021
Tribute to My Super Star Mother

Mummy, mummy, mummy!!! E ti lo!!! That has been my outcry since you answered the call of your Lord and Saviour to come home. First and foremost, my heart is full of praise and gratitude to God who has kept you this long on the face of the earth.
God truly heard my prayers for you, as I’ve been praying for you for long life since I lost my father at age 9! So really, my heart rejoices in my Lord for loving us your children so much to give us such a super star mother that you are! A mother in a million!

I don’t know how you did it, but what I do know is that through the grace of God, you fought a good fight and overcame, you ran your race, you lived life to the full, you finished WELL and you finished STRONG!
Little did I know on the morning you were going to depart this world that it could be the day, as you were on your two feet, and still greeted me “ le Abeke” and wondered why I wanted to call a doctor? You said you were okay!! Wow! what a peaceful exit! I’ll be forever grateful to God for the peace you enjoyed in your old age through the grace of God almighty.

Beloved Mother you gave your all!! Your matchless sacrificial love is indescribable and cannot be forgotten, particularly as you took on the role of single parenthood at such a young age. You would rather deny yourself of some pleasures of life than see your children lack anything. All praise and thanks be to the merciful God who filled your mouth with laughter and made you enjoy a bountiful harvest of your labour over your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, satisfying you with long life.

Mummy, you taught me to take everything to God in prayer as you would always say “ Mo ti gbe ko L’Edumare” (I’ve taken it to God). Your faith in God was exceptional as you lived your entire life trusting God for victory. So, watching you live life by faith inculcated in us your children a high level of trust in God.
Tick, tick says the clock, what you have to do, do quick! That was the rhyme you made me recite in my early years while preparing for School. This virtue has greatly shaped my life and still with me today.
Your values about love for all is invaluable. You demonstrated your love for fellow men through the school children you helped along the way as a Head Teacher and socially. You demonstrated your love for family and friends teaching us contentment and gratitude to God wherever we found ourselves in life.

One of your greatest attributes was a forgiving heart. You had no place for grudge in your sweet loving heart. Always rejoicing with those who rejoice and celebrating people’s successes. An attribute we your children are so proud of. You were simply the best! You lived life with a very cheerful and large heart, always grateful to God for what you have. People that knew you found you friendly, warm and always wearing your smiles. 
You were young at heart, you connected with youthful jokes and slangs, no wonder your grandchildren enjoyed spending time with you.
I have always been immensely proud to “show case my sweet mother “anywhere in the world and by any standard as you were beautiful both on the outside and on the inside! Always smartly dressed, demonstrating your passion for fashion! You were my inspiration from my youth and even to the very end you kept your beautiful face with no wrinkles! Mummy even I admire your beauty! 

I will forever be grateful to you and to God for making you my mother. Your walk with God has left the greatest legacy of walking in the path that Christ has trod for us all which you raised us to follow. Putting God first in all things and teaching us those wonderful faith hymns are invaluable and will pass on from generation to generation through your descendants to come! What a wonderful friend of God you were!
Precious mother, words cannot express how greatly you will be missed. The fond memories I have of you will keep putting smiles on my face and warmth in my heart. The laughter, the fun, the friendship that we have shared will forever be in my heart. Your spirit lives on and you will forever live in my heart.

Mummy you were simply a Super-star and a rare gem indeed!
Sunre o Jiwoleiye until we meet to part no more.

Your loving daughter and friend,
Olutoyin Abeke

Posted by Toyin Akinyemi on April 8, 2021
Ah! Sister Solape (as she was fondly called) not too pleasant to hear that you've gone. I remember your visits to our house in Barrack's Road Ondo in those days. I also remember your beautiful smiles, I can't remember ever seeing you frown but always smiling beautifully - a trait I admire and cherish in you very much.
Our dear loving and smart sister I join others to celebrate your good life and especially your walk with God and I know that by HIS grace you are resting now peacefully in HIS bosom. Praise the Lord.

Mrs Olukeye Adetosoye
Posted by Toyin Akinyemi on April 8, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MAMA
Kikelomo te gbe jo? That was your usual language to me. Though she has been called to glory, mama lived a life of integrity and love. I also thank God for the opportunity given to me to have you as one of my mothers in Ondo because you were a wonderful mother to me.
You are gone but will never be forgotten.
Bye bye mama , may the gate of heaven be open unto you in Jesus name, Amen.

Mrs Kikelomo Olamide
Posted by Toyin Akinyemi on April 7, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A LOVING SISTER
Sister Solape as we call her was a forthright person, focussed and always stood for the truth at all times. This character trait sometimes made some people to misunderstand her intentions.
  She gave her life to Christ fairly early in life and was very zealous in spreading the gospel to everyone she came across at every opportunity.
It is therefore an understatement to say that she raised soldiers for Christ even to the 3rd generation.
  Sister had a penchant for education; she was a renowned educationist. Her zeal for Christ and passion for education showed clearly in the way she raised her children, single handedly to enviable heights.
  Sister was beautiful, bold and a lover of good things . I recall her excitement when I told her about my daughter, Ayotomi's wedding in 2001. She said "Ladasugar, Ladoyinbo omo fe marry, me wa"
She was with me for four days. That occasion demonstrated to me her inner beauty.
  We are grateful to God for the beautiful life she lived as a sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Mrs, Oladoyin Akinboboye






















































Posted by Busayo Akinyemi on April 7, 2021
I’m wondering what to say that hasn’t already been said. So many lovely stories in here that capture her youthful and generous spirit. My most recent memory and the one I will hold onto is watching her sing and dance without a care in the world, even while being supported by a walking frame. To me that just epitomises who she was, and something we should all hold onto from her; that despite what the world may tell or show you - a positive attitude and a happy heart will see you through most things.

We love you lots and cherish the time we had with you. God bless you and rest in peace.

Busayo, Nikki, Isabella and Samuel.
Posted by HRM OBA ALFRED ADEGBULUGB... on April 7, 2021
Mrs Mercy Olusolape Akinduro was a devoted mother, a hardworking teacher, and a disciplinarian.

She taught many of us in our family at St Peter's CAC primary school, Ondo in the 60s and early 70s.

She was a friendly woman, with her signature smile on her face.

Although we have not seen her in over 4 decades, her memory remains fresh and she will be remembered for her diligence and dedication to her work.

May the Lord comfort Sister Toyin, Olubodun, Olusina, Gbenga and the entire family.

Rest in perfect peace.

Amen.

From: Dns Mordeke Ajibade
For the family of HRM OBA ALFRED ADEGBULUGBE ADEJAYAN
Posted by Mary Iyabo Olowu on April 6, 2021
TRIBUTE TO OUR DARLING MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER
Mummy was a mother indeed. She was so loving and very caring.
The first time mummy met me through my bossom friend Toyin over 45 years ago, she took me as a daughter.
Mummy had a smile for everyone.
She made people feel welcomed and special. She made positive impact on people she came across.
She had this smile that lightened up her face.
Her love for God was very transparent and she extended that love to people.
Mummy had this warm nature that made one relaxed around her.
She has left a beautiful legacy behind for generations to come.
We the Olowus miss you and love you dearly but God loves you more. Continue to rest in perfect peace.
ADIEU TO A MOTHER OF NATIONS
Posted by Toyin Akinyemi on April 6, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY DEAR SISTER, MRS. OLUSOLAPE AKINDURO (Nee Olawoye)

Words are inadequate to express my deep and sincere respect for my sister ever since I grew to know her.
Sister Solape was a well organised person. She was very organised, well focussed and diligent. 
She knew and feared God from her youth so God rewarded her with a good husband that I will describe as an erudite scholar and teacher, and also godly children that are her pride.
Dear Sister, continue to rest in perfect peace.

Mrs Olapegba Oseni
Posted by Toyin Akinyemi on April 6, 2021
Tribute To Our Dear Sister

To God be the glory our dear sister has gone to be with her Lord at a ripe old age. She was a caring mother who did not allow her children to lack anything after the death of her husband. She gave them sound education which the children are proud of today. She will be greatly missed.
May her soul rest in perfect peace.
Mrs Fibisola Aladesulu
Posted by Toyin Akinyemi on April 6, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A WONDERFUL FRIEND LIKE A SISTER
MRS AKINDURO

It is still like a dream since I heard about the death of my young and precious friend.
I first met my friend during the wedding of her daughter which took place at All Saints Anglican Church Ogbonkowo Ondo years back.
    My late husband introduced Mrs Akinduro to me as the wife of his late friend who happens to be in the same Society with him (Morning Star Society of the same Church) also that Mrs Akinduro used to be a member of Ladies Friendly Society of the same Church which I belong to. This made us become friends.
   As God would have it, Sina and Dolapo are in the same field and Sina has been a big brother to Dolapo not ordinary friend.
This makes our friendship more cordial. We were always in touch whenever we were together in the U.S. and in Nigeria Ifo or Ondo.
I will really miss her. Words are inadequate to express how much I will miss you.
Too difficult to believe you are no more.
May your soul rest in perfect peace.
Adieu Ore mi, till we meet to part no more.
Chief Mrs Akinwande Funke
Posted by Yomi Akinyemi on April 6, 2021
My Grandmother was the type of person that commanded the respect of a room without even trying. She had an elegance about her that even age couldn’t hide and there was always an energy/ mischief in her eyes that showed a youthful spirit. I remember her winking at me from the front row of Seun and Faiths wedding, which clearly meant “you’re next!!”. Never one to be outdone on any occasion to dress up, she would making sure to tell us she was still a “Susie” even if she was get old. The love she had for us was undeniable and the strength she showed through her life despite several challenges is something we can all learn from. I always felt we would have been great friends if I’d known her in her 20’s…. there’s no way that woman wouldn’t have lit up a room in any party!! A woman after my own heart. She will be missed and remembered fondly. Love you and rest in peace. xxx
Posted by Yanmife Akinyemi on April 6, 2021
To our darling grandma, rest in everlasting peace. I will always remember your warming smile and infectious laugh. Dancing together around the living room or kitchen with joy. I hope to channel your strength and resilience and the magical combo of no nonsense attitude with a smile. If I can emulate any of the above I will be proud and content.

God bless you, love you forever xxxx
Posted by Olusina Akinduro on April 5, 2021
Tribute To My Mother

What can I say about my sweet, loving, caring, selfless, merciful, resilient mother who single handedly raised me because my father died when I was only 22 months old.
I really have no memory of playing with my dad, jumping in his arms, or being carried my him since I was a kid when he transitioned to heaven. Somehow, you made me believe that my father’s childhood and best friend - Mr Akinbọbọla was my father which I believed until I was grownup. He would visit us almost everyday in the evening after leaving work since he was a school principal and he also visited us on Saturdays sometimes.
I would scream “Daddy”, jumped in his arms and he would carry me high up while you watched with pride and joy.
I can’t prove this, but I think you probably asked my brother and sister who are older than me not to tell me that Mr Akinbọbọla was not my real father. So in light of this, I received and enjoyed my father’s love and affection growing up, through “his childhood and best friend” because of my mother’s good insight.
My mother was a disciplinarian, being a school teacher, and later a head teacher. You did not “spare the rod” when necessary. However many times you didn’t have to spank me but just “gave me the look” and I would behave myself.
I honestly enjoyed spending time with you at home because our home was so peaceful, calm, tranquil and serene.
When I was in primary and secondary school, I never really wanted to go out but you would insist that I go out to visit my friends who had been at our house multiple times.
You wanted me to socialize and relate with my friends and classmates to develop my interpersonal and relationship skills.
You would even “give me money” at times, so I could leave our house to spend time with my friends in their own places of residence.
Mother, you trained me to be a prayerful, thoughtful, hardworking, honest, godly, and responsible man. You took me to church every Sunday and to Wednesday Bible study regardless of how I felt about going.
You also taught me to be well dressed, particularly when going outside. You would say to me “your appearance and the way you present yourself will determine the way people treat you”.
I have lived by that advice all my life, and even now my patients and coworkers always complement my “sharp dressing”.
You taught me all I needed to know about cooking. After leaving home, I was able to cook anything I wanted to eat including the difficult ones for most men like akara, mọinmọin, and aṣaro.
I even displayed my cooking skills to my wife, Bolanle who was then my girlfriend in Abeokuta and taught her how to cook “Ọbẹ ila alasepọ and Mọinmọin”.
My mother, you were a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and you had an intimate, genuine relationship with God. You read your Bible daily, talked to God daily, sang praises to God everyday and taught me how to pray. You even had several church meetings at our house over many years.
You loved to do house to house evangelism when you were younger.
I can still hear you singing the old hymns at our house in the evenings from the “Anglican Hymnal Book”.
You did this routinely after returning from work and after settling down in the balcony chair upstairs. Because of you, the “Hymns” are still my favorite Christian songs to date.
You were so close to God that you knew what I was doing wrong even though we were hundreds of miles apart.
Whenever God revealed things about me to you, you would take public transportation (there was no mobile phone in those days for easier communication) to Ibadan and later to Abeokuta so you could tell me what God had revealed to you about me.
You were right on point every time and helped to redirect me back on the right path. With God’s help alone, you put me through what was undoubtedly considered the best Medical School in Nigeria and Africa at that time.
Mother, you always told me “you can do anything you want to do as long as you put your mind to it”.
You were very special to me and left an indelible mark that cannot be erased by anyone. Until your last days on earth, I always enjoyed talking to you on the phone weekly, telling jokes and making you laugh. You always loved the way I prayed for you on the phone and thanked me for it each time. You also made me laugh a lot with your many jokes and gestures.
You taught me many worship songs in Yoruba and English which I will forever cherish. I wrote many of them down. Even when I was driving, I would pull over to write down the songs.
You would sing it first, then we would sing it together after which you would ask me to sing the song alone until you felt I got it.
Sleep on mother. Sleep in heavenly peace. I know you have reunited with your loving husband (my dad).
I miss you so much but one thing I know, I will see you again someday. God be with you till we meet again. “[Yes] we have confident and hopeful courage and are pleased rather to be away from home out of the body and be at home with the Lord.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭AMP‬‬
Good night mom.
Adieu.

Oluwaṣinaayọfunmi Moretiayọ Akinduro
Your loving son
Posted by Tomi Adegbulugbe on April 5, 2021
To my dear Grandmother,

Although you are no longer here your legacy will live on forever. It has been hard to cope with your passing but all is well as I know you are with the Lord in a much better place.

I remember the songs you used to sing when I was a little boy. You were so loving and sweet. I will also never forget your beautiful smile which lit up every single room you walked into.

I thank God for blessing you with a long and prosperous life. You touched the hearts of many, especially mine and you will never be forgotten. As you watch over me from above, I promise to do my best to make you proud.

I love you Grandma and pray your soul rests in perfect peace.

Posted by Tara Adegbulugbe on April 5, 2021
Dear Grandma, i’m sorry to have to see you go, i pray God will grant you an eternal rest, your time on earth was long and fruitful and you will be remembered for years to come. I love you loads and you will continue to live on in my heart.

Lots of Love, your granddaughter Tara.
Posted by Modupe Agunbiade on April 5, 2021
Tribute to Mrs. Mercy Olusolape Akinduro. 
Sister Solape, as fondly called by her siblings, was a loving sister, always smiling no matter what. She loved everything good. One thing I admire about her is her positive approach to life. She was a woman of great Faith who would never say anything negative to people. I always admire the way she called her children beautiful and great names literally prophesing into their lives. It is no wonder they all turned out great up to the second generation
She was always thankful to God no matter the situation. I remember an occasion, She was here in the US, I was asking how she was feeling, most especially with her painful kneels. Her respond was " modupe e gbukele neu mi." Meaning I thank God the pain did not prevent me from eating. If you ask her how she was feeling generally, her respond was always " Ara mi le koko".
Beautiful woman. I am always happy when people tell me I am her look alike.
We thank God for a life well spent. Rest in peace sister, we shall surely miss you.
Posted by FESTUS Okunola Olawoye o on April 5, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY DEAR SISTER

I thank God for the life my dear sister, Mrs Mercy Olusolape Akinduro lived. She lived long and lived well. She lived a Christian based life, a life of love and peace. She was always joyous. 

She loved her siblings to be around her. She loved to sing and dance to the Lord whenever occasions brought her together with her siblings. Anytime we visited, she always wanted us to stay longer than we planned. She would always introduce one subject matter or the other to keep us around her.

She was smart and always neatly dressed.

As a teacher who knew the value of education, she ensured that she gave her children good education. I thank God on her behalf for the positions her children are in today.

When I visited her on Thursday, November 19, 2020, she was looking healthy and radiant, so when Toyin, her daughter, called me on the 31st of December, 2020, I thought it was to discuss plans for her 90th birthday, which was about two weeks away. I was very shocked when she told me that Sister had passed on.  However,  I took solace in the fact that she had gone to be with the Lord and she is in a better place.

I thank God that Sister lived a fulfilled life.

Rest in peace dear sister.



OKUNOLA OLAWOYE 
Posted by Anne Timeyin on April 5, 2021
To our ever smiling mummy.
Eternal rest grant unto her o Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon her, may she rest in perfect peace Amen.
Posted by Caroline Tenabe on April 5, 2021
TRIBUTE TO OUR SISTER MRS MERCY OLUSOLAPE AKINDURO

Sister lost her husband early in her marriage. Being a teacher, she knew the value of education and she was very passionate about giving her children the best. 

Raising four children single handedly must have been an uphill task for her then, but she was always able to put her stress behind a smile. We rejoice with her that her efforts yielded very good results as all the children are doing well in their different chosen fields.

May her soul rest in peace.

Bukola Tenabe
Posted by Ibijoke Olatunji on April 5, 2021
Sister, the news of your death came with mixed feelings, I was happy because I never desired that any loved one should suffer pains in your old age and sad about losing a blood sister. In it all, we give glory to God that you lived to ripe old age and you did not suffer the loss of any child.
May the Lord comfort our family and may He continue to keep watch over all that you left behind in Jesus Mighty Name.
Posted by Oluwaseun Akinduro on April 4, 2021
To my dearest loving Grandmother,

We all miss you dearly. I think back to so many fond memories we have together. I remember one instance when my family lived in Aylesbury, England, we went to the store to pick up frankfurters (grandma loved them!!). I was 3 years old at the time. You asked me to hold the box of frankfurters until we got home. By the time we made it home you realized I didn’t have them. When you asked, I quickly said that I left them at the store because I didn’t need them. I’m sure you wanted to slap my face, but you somehow forgave me.

You always thought more of me than I thought of myself. I remember when you came to visit us in the US a few years ago. I would drop you off and pick you up from a senior center where you would hang out a couple days a week. You always asked me to come inside to meet everyone so one day I finally did. I remember everyone being so excited to meet me because you had spoken so highly of me. This was at a time in my life when I was figuring things out and felt like I was not doing very well overall, so it was very encouraging to see that you thought so highly of me, even though I felt like I hadn’t accomplished anything to deserve that.

I will always remember your fervent prayers for me and my siblings, your radiant smile, and your peaceful spirit. We love you grandma

Oluwaseun & Faith Akinduro
Posted by Deborah Osho on April 4, 2021
"Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last end be like his" (Numbers 23:10b) The glorious exit of our dear mother, Mrs Mercy Olusolape Akinduro was a confirmation of the above golden verse from the Holy Scripture. Indeed the nature of her death showed that Mama lived a glorious and righteous life. No doubt, She has gone to join the Saints triumphant.
We (Triumphant Church of JESUS CHRIST) thank GOD for the gift of Mama to us as a mother and Humanity.
We cannot forget her kindness, motherly advice, prayers and words of encouragement.
Goodnight Mama, continue to rest in the bossom of our LORD JESUS CHRIST till we meet at HIS feet again in Glory.
 Deborah Adebowale Osho
 TRIUMPHANT CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
Posted by OMOTOLA OLAIYA on April 4, 2021
JOSEPH UNUAFE
Tribute to mama
We thank God for the life well spent of mama . We love you mama but God love you most we shall meet to part no more in the kingdom of God . Rest in peace mama in Jesus name.
THE TRIUMPHANT CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST INC.
Posted by OMOTOLA OLAIYA on April 4, 2021
Tribute to mama
Good night mama.mama daradara rest in peace . Continue to rest in the bossom of the Lord Jesus Christ.
THE TRIUMPHANT CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST INC.
Posted by Gladys Ugochi on April 3, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MAMA
Thank God that mama has gone to rest in the Lord. What I want to say about mama is that mama was a good mother to us, mama was nice to us all, after service when I go to greet her, she will always pray for me, she is a good mother indeed and am happy she died in the Lord. I too want to be old like her, I want to know God like her and I want my children to know God and serve God and become Pastors and Evangelists.
Adewunmi Awe
The Triumphant Church of Jesus Christ, INC.[TCJC]

Posted by Gladys Ugochi on April 3, 2021
HARD TO SAY GOODNIGHT
It is a struggle to put pen to paper to do this, I knew this day would come, just did not hope it so soon.
I still hope a kind angel will jolt me up and say-It was a bad dream-wake up.
Grandma, you are one in a million, a mother of all. we miss you so greatly.
You would not be forgotten, not in this life or the next. SUN RE OO.
Miracle Amaechi
The Triumphant Church of Jesus Christ, INC. [TCJC]

Posted by Gladys Ugochi on April 3, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY LOVELY GREAT GRANDMOTHER
Dear great grandma hmm
Your sudden demise came as a shock to me, embarrassing and painful, I never expected such a thing to happen now, I miss you my lovely grandma, u lived a life worthy of emulation, you were a thousand woman in one in all conditions, you were so kind and caring, a peacemaker, you hated evil and rebuked and condemned it, we have lost a rare gem, a motivator, role model. As a fact death is inevitable that everybody must pay the tribute, if reincarnation is real, you will still be my lovely great grandmother.
May your soul and those of the faithfully departed through the mercy of GOD rest in peace Amen.
PHILIP OLUWANBELAYE
YOUR GREAT-GRANDSON
From The Triumphant Church of Jesus Christ, INC. [TCJC]
Posted by Gladys Ugochi on April 3, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY GRANDMA

A golden heart has stopped breathing. A chapter has been opened and closed for a selfless, dependable and confidential mother and what is left is the fragrance of your good deeds.
When on that fateful day I was told you had gone,
I lost appetite for food,
I lost strength to call Daddy to ask,
I lost courage to probe the authenticity of it all.
I would keep to heart always the kind words you said to me. Those special memories of you will always make me smile, GRANDMA.
You will forever be remembered.
GOODNIGHT MAMA.
Gladys Amaechi
The Triumphant Church of Jesus Christ, INC.

Posted by OLUWABAMISE AKINDURO on April 2, 2021
Darling mommy! Dear mommy! Precious mommy! My mommy! Great mother! It is difficult to think I won't see you again! I give thanks to God that you lived a good and fulfilled life! You were a golden mother. The best mother one could ever have. You are the best of all mothers! I don’t know any mother as excellent as you were anywhere in the whole world! You did your best to give us the best education. You loved your children even to your own hurt! Even till very old age, your love for your children never diminished. You were an excellent mother and an excellent and faithful wife to our beloved and great daddy GABRIEL BOLANLE AKINDURO, who left this world for eternity so early! He was a renown, great and excellent educationist; and you upheld his legacy and made sure we all had good education, from primary school to university level! When dad left for eternity we were little children; ages nine, seven and two years! You faced the task of our upbringing and education very squarely. You took the bull by the horns! You sacrificed your conveniences to make sure we all have good education from primary school to university level! Our school textbooks were always completely bought! You had no human helper; but the ALMIGHTY GOD was your helper! What a loving mother you were! What an excellent mother you were! You were very self sacrificing. You made sure we were well-fed [at home and in our different school boardinghouses], well-clothed and well brought up! Nobody could see us then and think we were fatherless! You were ready to give us anything we needed; within your ability and even beyond your ability! Mothers like you are rare! You were a great teacher, and a great disciplinarian! You didn’t take any nonsense from any of your children. Adieu great mother!
Posted by Timothy Akujobi on April 2, 2021
GRANDMA IS GONE⚰️✝️✝️

Grandma’s room is empty; she moved away. She departed this life and gone to stay. There was no struggle, but with great ease. She closed her eyes and took her leave. God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me” With tearful eyes we heard of your departure as you passed away and although we love you dearly we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating; hard working hands put to permanent rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best. We had a wonderful grandmother, One who never really grew old;
Her smile was made of sunshine, and her heart was solid gold; Grandma was one sweet, loving soul.

I had no doubt where she would go.
We all knew Grandma walked with God
and bound for heaven to get her reward. No way we can know the lives she touched
because that gracious soul gave so much.
She would share her food, money and materials and say words of prayer always. You had many things to say, all in a caring way. You always saw good in everyone, no matter what they’ve done.

Grandma’s leaving is heaven’s gain,
but one day we will see her again because the Jesus Christ that Grandma knew is our Saviour. Now we must let you rest calmly. We say goodbye, as tears roll down our eyes.
I know your place in heaven has a good view. I know you will always be in our hearts and minds.

Rest on in God.

Timothy AKUJOBI,
[Member: The Triumphant Church of Jesus Christ, Inc]
Posted by AyoOluwa Akinduro on April 2, 2021
A tribute to a loving grandmother

Dear grandma, when I heard the news of your passing, I was shocked and mortified. I cried because I didn’t expect my grandma would leave so soon, I had always imagined that you would be at my wedding and that you would meet my unborn children, but I guess God had other ideas.

I remember when my siblings and I were younger and you would teach us songs from your journal. You made me love Weetabix because you always gave me some of yours.

You lived a great life grandma, you birth a generation of great people. You were a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Adieu till we meet again in the Golden city.
Posted by Titilayo Akinduro on April 1, 2021
Dear mother,you are a mother in a million.
You are unique in every way.
You are a true lover,you love your children sacrificially and you gave them the best discipline which is still with them today.
You single handedly made them self sufficient.
Trained them to trust God only .
You are a great woman.You are very
kind and self sacrificing
You are a great mother to me.You took me as your daughter.
I am for ever grateful for all you did for me when I had my babies.
While in Nigeria, you were always with us.

Mummy you have a large and forgiving heart.
I appreciate you!

Mummy is a great lover of the Bible.
She reads and meditate on the Word every morning.
The last time I saw you in September last year we still read the Bible together.
No matter what happened,you read the Bible every day.
I have never seen you without your Bible ;whenever you were traveling to anywhere locally or internationally you always took your Bible along.
I miss you dear Mummy!
ADIEU
Posted by Peter Kuteyi on April 1, 2021
On one faithful day in 1985, a goodly looking lady and her son were doing street evangelism when they came to my Grandfathers house at Oluwabamise Street, New Town. My Granddad being a Muslim would never tolerate Christians coming to preach but somehow he did not mind Mummy coming around that day. Prior to this I had seen her son - Gbenga around and had been looking for an opportunity to get to know him however had not found one until this faithful day. I quickly accepted their invitation to come to their church which was in their home on the street adjacent to ours.

They became like family to me, Gbenga and I did everything together, such that even when he was not around I would go and help mum out around the house especially when she was selling soft drinks. Mummy was always smiling and would know when we were up to something. She would shout Gbenga!! at the top of her voice :) I smile at the memories.

It was in her house church I heard people praying in tongues for the first time and it was in her house, I too received the Holy Ghost baptism after being prayed for by Brother Olubodun, mummy's first Son in the house. Then later meeting Sister Toyin and Brother Olusina.

What a godly legacy mummy left behind for us all to follow. Opening ones house for the Lord and seeing all your children serving the Lord. Paul spoke about Timothy's faith which was first in his grandmother and then his mother.

I remember leaving University of Benin to celebrate mummy's 60th birthday in January 1991 and was looking forward to her 90th Birthday when she went home a few days before.

Mummy you have fought the good fight, you have finished your race, you have kept the faith and there is a crown laid up for you. 
Posted by Samuel Olufemis Folagbade on April 1, 2021
This life is a stage. We come, toil, accomplish and disappear.
As a friend to Olusina, the period which spans through our primary and secondary education days, I can confidently say that Mama Mercy Olusolape Akinduro was not only a mother but also an inspiring teacher and a disciplinarian (borne out of love and motherhood).
Mama demonstrated respect and devotion to her family. Despite her work, she created time to care for her family. No doubt, she's being talked about in glowing and appreciable terms.
Mama's love for teaching brought her to Ife on an Associateship programme when I was an undergraduate student at University of Ife. That was more than inspiring to me.
Mama will be remembered by the lives she touched. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.
Adieu Mama.
Posted by Janice Olawoye on March 27, 2021
I recall your desire to live till above 100 years, but it pleased God to call you home at this time. God's time is the best. Anyway, by any standard, you lived till a very ripe age.
I still remember those days when I would trek from Ododibo Lane to Erinketa to deliver your message to your fiancé. I can't forget my visits to your house in the early part of your marriage and the many times you stayed over in my house in Ibadan. You will be highly missed.
I salute your efforts in raising your children. You would do anything to ensure that they received good education. There is no door you could not knock to ensure they did not miss an opportunity to progress. I thank God for you that your labour over your children was not in vain. They all rose to high positions in life and I know that they took care of you.
Rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Rev. (Dr.) Olumayokun Olawoye
Posted by Bose Familoni on March 27, 2021
Mrs Solape Akinduro, Sista, as she was fondly called, was a well respected Sister in our family. She was a relative of my mother, Mrs Deborah Akinyelu. She was very well educated and we looked up to her in that area. She was a very senior teacher at the All Saints School, Ondo, many years back.
She was passionate about everyone around her being well educated. Sista attached great importance to family relationships and she would always visit to find out how everyone was doing. She was a good Christian and she loved her children. We spent good times together in England on many occasions while visiting our children. She lived a good life courageously.

May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen

Chief C.M. Akinyelu
Salaja of Ondo
Posted by Bankole Colin Akinnawo on March 26, 2021

Adieu Mrs Olusolape Akinduro (Nee Olawoye)

It was sad to learn of the demise of Mrs Olusolape Akinduro early January. Aunty Solape was a pleasant and likeable woman. She used to come visiting my father and say hello to the rest of us at Barracks Road, Ondo. Well, I am talking about 1960s and late 1950s, which is a long time ago. She was full of welcoming smiles whenever I saw her. She was admired by everyone in our house, and I never heard anyone said wrong things about her. I was still a school boy then, and as such my conversation with her was limited to “hello aunty”, “yes I am OK” and so on.

It was here in London that I drew closer to aunty Solape when she came to spend some time with Toyin, her daughter. Whenever I visited her and Toyin in East London I had matured conversation with her, and I asked her probing questions about our family history. By the way, the Olawoyes and Akinnawos are from Otokola family. We are related through our paternal great grandmother. Aunty Solape explained the history as much as I enquired from her, and she remembered an awful lot. This is not surprising as she was born at the family house at Okerowo Street in Ondo, and grew up there with all the uncles, aunties, grand mum, etc. I was grateful for all the history she told me.

For a brief period here in London, aunty Solape helped to childmind my first daughter, Omolarami at day time as she was doing the same for Yanmife, her granddaughter. She could have charged me for the service but she never asked for a penny. I am extremely grateful for that kindness.

Last time I saw aunty Solape was January 2019 when I visited Nigeria for my brother’s chieftaincy installation. I went to her house at Newtown, Ondo, to deliver some medications sent by Toyin, her daughter. She was really pleased to see me and we had a long chat. She looked strong and healthy for her age. Little did I know that that was to be the last time I would see her alive.    

Goodbye aunty Solape. Rest in Peace. You have lived a good a life, may you find joy and happiness in heaven also.

Bankole Colin Akinnawo

Posted by Mrs Janet Adeniyi on March 24, 2021
A tribute to an impactful woman.

Your death is a great sorrow for all who know you.I will remember you as you were in life. A great teacher and a wonderful friend . I join all others to celebrate your good life  today and will  always remember you fondly for your loving kindness and motherly love. So many lives are blessed through you and May you find blessings in the next life, Sun n re o  Egin.
Posted by BOLANLE AKINDURO on March 22, 2021


Mother you didn’t give me the gift of life. Life gave me the gift of you. When I fell in love with your son. I was falling in love with the boy you raised, an incredible man. Thank you for welcoming me into your family with an open arms and warm heart.
The bond between us is an eternal one.
God called you home but left us sweet and peaceful memories of you. I miss the sound of your voice, the many stories you told me, even things that my husband did not know about you.
You had a very strong inner intuition and an excellent memory throughout your life time. When my children were younger and mummy was visiting us, you always stayed close to me, asking me a million times what you could help me to do around the house. I remember, you would help me to clean the huge fish tank we had back them and we talked as you passed on to me things I needed. You taught me so many things in life, including but not limited to an easier way of cutting a whole chicken into smaller pieces by the joints. When I lost something, mummy would tell me not to worry, that we will find it, and you always did every single time. You thought me patience and contentment. I remember one Sunday afternoon, I lost a diamond earring, and I was so worried, but you prayed with me. With your great faith and innner intuition, a few hours later you went straight to the living room and found the earring for me just as if you put it there.
Mummy your voice still echoes in my ears whenever we called you to ask about your well-being, you were always in good spirits and you always responded with possitive attitude. Your response was the affirmative word - “Ara le koko” meaning my body is very very strong.
Me and my husband always have a good laugh each time we remember mummy’s response to her TBN, a Christian television (Trinity Broadcasting Network) buddies.
One of them is when late Efrem Zimbalist Jr read bible passages on TBN. Mummy would say “Baba yi e minister si mi, “mẹn da le ka bible fun a mi i”. Anytime we want to have a good belly laugh, my husband will say, “mẹn ka bible”, which mummy used to say a lot. I have several more jokes from mummy, so many that I can write a small book.
They say time changes things, but time changes nothing because I’m still missing you as much as I did the day that you departed this earth.
Good night mummy.
Posted by Osho Segun on March 21, 2021
Mama was a good and virtuous mother, she fought the good fight of faith, Her memory can never be erased. You have been a Role Model and Mentor to the Young and Old in the Triumphant Church of Jesus's Christ INC. Mama A Perfectionist, Decent, Caring and Loving mother, Her precious words of advice and encouragement for every Spouse's ,Single and Young one's can't be forgotten. We will miss you. Good night Mama, Rest on, till we meet to part no more. Triumphant Church of Jesus Christ .
Posted by Famokunwa Foluke on March 17, 2021
I missed you so much,a mentor,loving, caring,dedicated and a disciplinarian,you taught me to be responsible for my children, to trust in their ability, your humility is great, even respecting my GOM calling, your salvation is the greatest, as well as your willingness to learn new songs despite your age,I'll miss your constant advice and stories.Rest on Mama as Christ loves you more.Good night....Triumphant Church Of Jesus Christ
Posted by Olutimilehin Adegbulugbe on March 17, 2021
My Grandmother was a beautiful woman inside and out. I am so grateful for everything she blessed us with. A special Gift Indeed

We may have lost her on earth but Heaven Almighty has gained a special one. She is smiling down on us, all her children. We celebrate a special woman, may her Soul Rest in Perfect Peace.

Amen
Posted by New Wine Church on March 16, 2021
Dear Mama

We are grateful to God for your life making you a part of the New Wine Church family whilst you were here on earth. You were not just a regular attendee but a fully-certificated member; what a heart of meekness and servitude to your Maker!!!

We join your friends and family in calling you blessed. We honour your memory and thank you for the wonderful legacy of love and Godliness that you have left.

Your memory is blessed.

From
Pastor Kola & Bethia Taiwo and the New Wine Church family, London, United Kingdom.
Posted by Titilope Olaleye on March 15, 2021
Grandma,
Indeed you were a lovely woman! Although, you have passed on but your memories would always live on within me.
I will always remember times you would call me child of your son, my Pastor and would ask me to write wordings of songs for you.
How I would have loved to see you again when your son is around in Nigeria, I take solace in God and I submit to His will.
Till we meet to part no more, continue to rest in the bosom of your Lord.
Mama Sun re ooo!
TITILOPE OLALEYE
The Triumphant Church of Jesus Christ.
Posted by Matthew Olaleye on March 15, 2021
The announcement of your death confirms to me further that good people also die, although we never cease to forget them. Mama, you adopted many, including my family, as yours. We talked to you freely and you addressed us as your children, calling me MATTHEW OMO MI and my wife TITI OMO MI (MATTHEW MY SON and my wife TITI MY DAUGHETR). I remember your discussions with me, advising me always to ensure I train my children well. This, I will remember always as I made up my mind then not to disappoint you, even now as you are no longer with us. I also remember your amazing smile which was always like honey to many of us when you talk. You were never in hurry to talk to us, even when your grandchildren would continue to call you to eat. I was looking forward to seeing you soon as usual but you chose to obey the call of GOD to the place of glorious rest forever. I cannot query GOD even though your death has been a very painful one, not only to me, but to all the members of my family. My joy is that you died in the LORD and I am certain we will see again at the marriage supper. GOOD BYE MAMA RERE. GOOD NIGHT ABIAOMO RERE.
By MATTHEW OLALEYE
TRIUMPHANT CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
Posted by Glory Akinduro on March 15, 2021
To my grandma:
I remember your beautiful smiles and
how you would sing for me when I was sad. You will anyways be remembered.
Posted by Henry Olasanoye on March 15, 2021
Mama rest in perfect peace,A great mother indeed,
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Posted by Johnson Adegbulugbe on April 20, 2021
This Tribute was written by Engr. Johnson Adegbulugbe prior to his demise.

TRIBUTE TO OUR GREAT AUNTY
BY ENGR. JOHNSON ADEGBULUGBE

Aunty was a kind hearted and gentle woman. She taught me at All Saints Primary School Ondo around 1956/57.

As a teacher, her pupils knew her as a disciplined tutor who was very interested in the progress of the children.
Later in life, I also taught her son Olubodun at St. Josephs College Ondo.

After a long time of widowhood, she met my brother, Chartered Accountant Ebenezer Adeniyi Adegbulugbe and had a son, Gbenga Adegbulugbe a very brilliant & enterprising young man.

I remember she played a leading role with other family members of the Adegbulugbe family during my wedding engagement in Ondo in October 1976.

Aunty was an unforgettable woman with her kindness. May her good works live after her.

Engr. J. A. Adegbulugbe
Posted by Toyin Akinyemi on April 11, 2021
You lived a beautiful life Aunty and you will be missed.
Rest in perfect peace.

Mrs Titilola Okunowo



Posted by Gbenga Adegbulugbe on April 11, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY SUPER MOM

I grew up knowing the love of my mother. I was asmathic as a child. Mom would carry me as a toddler in her arms to see the doctor late in the night, walking long distances without fear for her safety. Sweet mother, I no go forget you for the suffer wey you suffer for me o.

As the efanu (last born) & the "home boy", who lived at home the longest, I had the privilege of sharing a stage of Mom's life that my Egbons (older ones) did not. They all went to secondary boarding schools and thereafter left for A-levels outside Ondo.

I was there when Mom retired and was part of the setting up of her post retirement supermarket business. I was with her when she visited her building/construction site. Mom had a dream to build a house. The dream had to wait till she secured all her children's education. What a sacrifice? God surely rewarded her with long life to enjoy the fruits of her labour. Blessed be HIS holy name.

Mom had her challenges as she was twice widowed, laden with the responsibility of raising 4 children. She gave us all good education , each of us going ahead to be professionals in our different callings . She did this solely with the help of God.

Mom is so real and down to earth. She shares her children's jokes and used our slangs. This helped her to remain young at heart all through her life. We had amazing stories, gists and 'fabus' to share together as a family. She made sure we love one another and ensured unity among us till she breathed her last. All her children loved her deeply and we love one another.

As the last born, I was fairly rascally in my teen years. Mom being a disciplinarian that she was, still gave me lashes up till my A-level years. I would tell my friends, the day after, how Mom whooped my behind, the previous day.

Mom devoted her life to praying for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren
Mom raised us in the way of the Lord, instilling values in us from childhood. One of her words burned into our hearts is "Ranti omo eni ti iwo n se (Remember the son of whom you are). This would become an anchor, that kept me in check, in my growing up years.

Mom's life is an example of a faith-filled life. She taught us to depend on God. This legacy is one that I have already passed to my own children. One of Mom's favourite songs is "Ko to k'awon mimo beru, ki won so 'reti nu (Saints ought not be afraid and lose hope)". It has become my daily anthem in the last one year.

Mom taught us, her children, the power of the tongue. When she's ill, she will say "Me a ku" (i will not die). She never used negative words. She will say "Mo dala" (I'm blessed)" in place of "Mo gbe" (I'm damned). I am a living witness to the benefits of having a praying mother.

Mom lived up to her name, MERCY, cos she truly received mercy from the Lord. She triumphed over all health challenges. She came out almost unscathed from a ghastly motor accident. She lived a fulfilled life, she saw her children's children's children. I am convinced that God compensated my siblings and I, for the loss of our fathers at an early age, by giving our Mom such a long life. Awesome!

Mom helped me understand what good old age looks like, as I saw her ageing gracefully, first hand.The one prayer i kept praying for her is that "her eyes will not be dim, neither her natural forces abated" according to Moses' testimony in Deuteronomy 34:7. God answered this prayer all the way as Mom remained sharp. No one can cheat or bamboozle her. Her recollection of events remained intact. To GOD be all the glory!

I spent Christmas 2019 with Mom in Ondo and went back in January 2020 to hold a Thanksgiving service in the house for her 89th birthday. The following day as she embarked on her 90th year on earth, a number of my friends came to celebrate her. Mom is a finisher, little wonder that she finished year 2020 as she made her exit on the very last day of the year.

The first time I visited the house after Mom's passing was very emotional for me. I would normally visit unannounced. Mom will either be in the hallway relaxing or in her dinning room. This time, those places were empty. I sat on the chairs she would normally sit on, sat on her bed with tears welled up in my eyes. That was when the reality struck.

Mom, you have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith. Now there is in store for you the crown of righteousness...2 Timothy 4: 7,8

I am eternally grateful to God for a super Mom, who left fond memories for all. You will forever remain in our hearts!

Sinmi l'aya Jesu (Rest in the bosom of Jesus)

Your loving son

Olola Gbengus (Olugbenga Adegbulugbe)
her Life
BIOGRAPHY OF MRS MERCY OLUSOLAPE AKINDURO (NEE OLAWOYE)

Mrs Mercy Olusolape Akinduro was born in Ondo town on the 17th day of January 1931. She was the first daughter of her father and the third of twenty children of her father. Her father Pa Abraham Olawoye Fagbohunlu, a highly esteemed produce merchant was a son of Chief Logbosere Fagbohunlu and Madam Otegba, a female chief and eldest daughter of the legendery High Chief Sasere Fasida, popularly known as Sasere Otokola.Her mother Madam Marian Omotibola Olawoye a hard working successful trader and the first wife of Pa Olawoye, was a daughter of Pa Fadayomi the son of Faimakin of Besade family in Oreretu Street Ondo and her mother was Morolake, the daughter of Fakiyesi of Iparuku Street Ondo.



Education/Career

Mrs Mercy Olusolape Akinduro started her formal education at St Stephen’s Primary School Ondo from where she later moved to St Andrews Primary School Idimoge, Ondo. She later transferred to the famous and prestigious Ondo Girls’ School (OGS) where she completed her junior education in December 1948. She distinguished herself in Mathematics and was an outstanding athlete with all round sports acumen particularly as a sprinter who always took the final leg in her school’s relay races.

She was appointed the school‘s head girl in her final year. She was so smart at school that she was awarded a very rare honorary Grade Two Teachers’ Certificate upon completion of her education at that school.

As a hard working and devoted teacher she taught in All Saints Anglican Church Primary School where she met her husband, Mr Gabriel Bolanle Akinduro an Educationist of high repute.

She progressed her career in education via In-Service Teachers Training, teaching in several primary schools in Ondo. After several years of experience she progressed to higher education in Associate Higher Education at the then University of Ife where she graduated with a Diploma in Education in July 1982.

She later became a Head Teacher, successfully heading large Primary Schools in Ondo including Salvation Army Primary School and Christ Apostolic Church Oke-Igbala. She retired at an early age of 55 after which she embarked on several business ventures including a Home Provision Store which she successfully ran.





Christian Life

Mrs Solape Akinduro was a devout Christian who loved and served the Lord right from her youth. From a young age she served in All Saints Anglican Church as an active worker where she was admired for her gentleness and simple life.

She was involved in evangelical work undertaking door to door evangelism in the community with a passion for saving souls. She gave up her space and time for the propagation of the work of the Kingdom.



Family Life

Mrs Mercy Akinduro was happily married to Mr Gabriel Bolanle Akinduro of blessed memory, an Educationist of high repute in April 1954. Their marriage was cut short as her husband died very early in their marriage on the 10th of March 1964. Their marriage was blessed with three children.

As a young widow with much perseverance and endurance and more importantly with God almighty on her side she overcame the vicissitudes and uphill challenges of single parenthood with outstanding achievements by successfully raising all her children.

After several years of widowhood, her life became more radiant when she met her childhood friend Mr Ebenezer Adenuyi Adegbulugbe, a renowned Chartered Accountant. They later got married and were blessed with a son.

Mrs Solape Akinduro was blessed beyond measure fulfilling the word of God in Ephesians 3:38. Even as her name is “Mercy” the Lord showed her immeasurable mercies as she spent her many years of retirement enjoying the fruits of her labour spending invaluable time with her four children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren across the globe.

She will be remembered for her dogged faith in God which she taught her children.Her exceptional love and care for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will not be forgotten.

Through her unrelenting attitude to life in what can be described as the “Overcomer’s Syndrome” coupled with being a great disciplinarian who corrected in love her legacy of a strong belief in a brighter tomorrow will live on in the lives of all those her life impacted.

She was truly Blessed beyond measure!!!

May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.



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Tribute to our Darling Mother
I grew up to know you as our mother's sister Mrs Kemisola Awosika (Nee Olawoye )of blessed memory.
Ever since you lived to impact positive on the lives of people around you, You will ever be remembered for all your contributions to humanity.
Rest on our loving mother.
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Tribute to our Darling Mother . I grew up to know you as our mother's sister (Mrs Kemisola Awosika Nee Olawoye) of blessedly memory. Ever since you lived to impact positive on the lives of people around you , you will ever be remembered for all your contributions to humanity. Rest on our loving mother.
Mrs Mopelola Oloyede ( Nee Awosika).
Shared by abidoye abimbola on March 12, 2021

Tribute to our great mother. You came - You conquered , You lived   - You lighten up faces, You brought forth - You replenished , You sowed good seeds - You harvested bountifully  . Now , You are resting.  -you are remembered forever. Your foot prints left behind will ever remain indelible. Rest in the bosom of your dear Lord . Adieu Mama. Foluke Abidoye ( Nee Awosika ).