Let the memory of Mummy be with us forever.
  • Born on February 14, 1942 in Oshogbo, Osun, Nigeria.
  • Passed away on January 26, 2019 in Akure, Ondo, Nigeria.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Modupe Akinyemi 76 years old , born on February 14, 1942 and passed away on January 26, 2019. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Adaiba Akinyemi on 20th February 2019
Hmmmm,Words still fail me, when I got the news of your demise I did not believe it but God knows best . I will miss you a great deal that words cannot describe it. May God give us the Grace to continue. Love you loads and do have Eternal Rest with the Lord. Ada Akinyemi
Posted by Oluwatimileyin Akinyemi on 14th February 2019
TRIBUTE TO MY GRANDMOTHER. My Grandma Meant The World To Me. Her Death Was One Of The Most Saddest Days For Me. Though She Has Passed Away Unto The Lord Our God, She Still Remains Deep Down In My Heart. Written By Akinyemi Timileyin.
Posted by Sola Akinyemi on 14th February 2019
Posted by Sola Akinyemi on 5th February 2019
​January 26th 2019 would ever remain the darkest day in my life. It was the day my dear mother, Deaconess Chief Mrs. Modupe Esther Akinyemi Nee Adekunbi JP, my hope, my all and all passed to eternal glory. Yet it was like a dream. Initially I didn’t believe it because you were not sick! But it dawned on me that all was not well when the news of her death was allover. Well-wishers and friends kept calling to condole me. It was shocking and unbelievable! But as a believer, I was still hopeful she would be a beneficiary of the miracle of resurrection. How wrong I was! Mama, but when I visited the Mortuary, it finally dawned on me that you had transmogrified to the great beyond. It was your remains I saw, no longer the elegant, active, cheerful and welcoming mother that I knew. I greeted you severally without a response; without calling me those elegant pet names; without showering on me the usual accolades. Oh Mummy! A woman who did everything within her capacity to give her children the best. You were strong from the beginning to the end. Principled, pragmatic and practical. You were very principled and pragmatic in your approach to things, this I took for wickedness until I grew up. You did not mind whose ox is goad as long as you played out the truth. Your heart was healthy towards both friends and foes. I believe you could have been a great political leader. A dutiful disciplinarian, you did not spare the rod. You lavishly and lovingly gave us a treat of the rod everyday. For this, am grateful. The very many rods have made me fit in the society. A woman of God said, if you do not discipline your children at home, the society will help you punish them. You did not leave us to be punished by society. For this, I say THANK YOU. You and daddy never take a No for an answer when it came to our education. I remember my admission to one of SLT programs in FUTA you were sheding tears with me on the day of my resumption. You never joked with your tithe. You never joked with your service in church. You never joked with your love for the saints. A bridge builder, you brought everyone together. Always building impossible bridges and succeeding at it. Grandma, you had your own shortcomings just like any other human. If grandma has offended you in anyway, I sincerely ask for your pardon and forgiveness. If we the children have also offended you, we also ask for forgiveness. To err is human, to forgive, divine. Grandma, you are loved and cherished. My greatest joy and confidence is that we will meet again. Thank you Lord for making me pass through this Angel I know the world is a stage and you came and played your part fantastically well. But like the good heavy weight fighter that you were, you left the stage when the ovation was loudest for which I am devastated. That is the more reason why my siblings and I are in ever flowing tears, that is why your friends from North to South, East and West are grieving. But while we grieve on this side of the divide, in heaven, you are a “newborn.” The Angels are already rejoicing and are very happy to have you in the bosom of the Lord. Yet, I can hardly talk about you in the past, Iya sola. Oh death where is thy sting? Mummy, you were my comforter and the great counselor, are simply the best mother anybody could have- loving, selfless, Godly, beautiful, disciplined, industrious and visionary. Though extremely caring but you never spared the rod to spoil us. You sacrificed your all to train all your children. I am the greatest beneficiary of your love and labour. Now that you should be enjoying the fruit of your labour, death came knocking at your door! Why did you open the door without a fight, Mummy? Why did you go the way of all mortals without giving me notice? Mummy it was not your fault though, for I know you couldn’t have passed without putting up a fight; you only bowed to the supreme command of your maker! But now that you are resting with your creator, who will take care of the orphans and widows under your care on earth? Who will replace you at Spring Of Life Bible Church/ BMG Church Akure?. You had two wishes: one to go to Jerusalem on Pilgrimage and secondly, to celebrate your 80th Birthday in grand style; But our consolation is that you lived a great life of service to God and humanity, our consolation is that you have gone the way of all mortals, our consolation is that there is life after death, our consolation is that on planet Earth, you were a legend. Legends don’t die; they simply transfigure to the great beyond to continue with their good work. Rendering selfless service to God and humanity is your calling and this you are doing already in heaven. Mama, as we lower your remains to mother Earth on April 19th, at your husband place of birth Efon Alaaye, I can not grieve in perpetuity for you thought me to always trust God and believe that He approves of all happenings in the affairs of man. But I will honor you in perpetuity; I will immortalize you in perpetuity! Mummy, Mummy, I promise to live your dreams and uphold those profound ideals that made you the essentially quintessential Christian and Matriarch! So help me God! Grandma, greet my dad. I love you all. May your souls rest in peace Amin.
Posted by Peter Mogaji on 30th January 2019
A kind and caring mother. I always bear in mind her care and love for me during my primary school days in Ibadan in the mid 1970s, taking me and caring for me as one of her children when she was at Olubi Memorial Primary School Ibadan then. I will never forget the day she took me (alongside my bosom friend) Segun through to Ibadan Grammar school for the Christ's School Ado Ekiti entrance examination in 1977, then I fully realised and knew I had a mother in her. What a painful loss?. May Mummy's Soul Rest in Peace.

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