This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Modupe Akinyemi, born on February 14, 1942, and passed away on January 26, 2019. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Olumide Akinyemi on January 28, 2022
Lots of love Mum, continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord.
Posted by Oluwazeun Ainyemi on August 15, 2021
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land? If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy. Remember, O Lord , the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof. O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
Psalm 137:1‭-‬9 KJV
Posted by Olumide Akinyemi on January 26, 2021
Love you mum. Unforgettable, that's who you are.
Posted by Olumide Akinyemi on February 14, 2020
God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine.
And He moulded her heart of pure gold;
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks fair roses you see;
God made a wonderful mother,
And He gave that dear mother to me.

You would have been 78 today mum,
I still miss you dearly and wish you could stay a while longer,
Always mixed feelings each day when I think of you;
Pains that you left so soon unannounced and joy knowing that you are in a better place.
Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ
Posted by Jide Akinyemi on February 13, 2020
Mom, I am missing you today but I know that you will always be with me in my heart ... I am who I am because of your loving hands. I have my sweet and compassionate soul from watching you and your generosity and kindness to others. I see the world full of wonder because of your imagination. I've learned to never give up seeing your drive and perseverance ... I love you always and forever .
You would have been 78years old tomorrow.....but God knows the best.

We may not see you but your love still shines in our hearts. Sleep well Mum- Iya Jide..
Posted by Sola Akinyemi on January 28, 2020
It's been 365days ago that you left us, not a single day goes by without me thinking of you. Rest assured you will forever be missed.
Rest in peace mum.
Posted by Olumide Akinyemi on January 27, 2020
My dearest Mum, though you have gone to be with your Lord and Maker, your memories will never be forgotten. Always love you.
Posted by Ayodeji Olusola on April 1, 2019
....26th Jan was still like a dream anyway,and like a flash you are forever gone to be seen no more. Can't ever forget when your breath was slowly fading off in my arms (Sobs). Sorry I couldn't help to revived or gave u another breath of life to come back. But Hmmmm........??? God knows better because when there's no one,it has always been you and I at home then. So how can I just forgets you my HERO,because you are always alive inside of me till the last day. Keep it cool in Heaven my HERO (Abiyamo gidi). Forever you will be missed deep down my heart,cos no one ever can fills that empty space u just left...'Nite great mum. Your belovest Great Son.....Tolulope Akinyemi !!
Posted by Ayodeji Olusola on April 1, 2019
daughter in law
Posted by Doyin Akinyemi on March 23, 2019
My Strongest Grandma
Grandma I can't believe you're gone .You were the best and STRONGEST grandma ever,you were much more than enough, you always brought joy to my heart anytime you called me or came to our house to visit. All of my birthdays you will call and pray for me a GRANDMA like you will not be easy to replace. I love and appreciate you always. All of these are you:
[ ] S-super
N- noble
[ ]
These are not very easy attributes to find in a grandma.I know you are seated at the right hand of Christ our Saviour.
Itunuoluwa Akinyemi
Posted by Doyin Akinyemi on March 22, 2019
From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord's name is to be praised...Ps 113:
How unprepared could one be for such news as we were when we learnt of your transition to eternal life January 26, 2019. Only days before had we reminisced on how we had had a beautiful time of celebration and bonding with you in Akure at Christmas... We were totally torn apart. If you'd been ill we would have understood your body was tired, but you weren't Ill.
Mummy you were strong, vibrant and full of life. I admired had the kind of strength and energy I crave for my latter years. Sickness had no chance in your life. In fact, the word of life in your mouth seemed to give your body the fuel it needed to live on earth forever...! We never thought "Death" knew you existed so could ever visit you. But alas! You battled with him. Even as you struggled at those last moments still using one of your favourite scriptures "I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord" (Psalm 118:17 ) to contend for life at the final call, I'm convinced those words still generated the expected result for the moment. I believe you were translated from life to Life! I know you made it, Victorious!
Could I have wished for another Mother in law... No! Never! You were what I and my mum had prayed for before I met and married Olumide. Your prayers since I knew you have sustained us...and forever will. You prayed, you fasted and genuinely loved. Not once did you rebuke or accuse me of any misconduct. You'd always enquire in love...You made me comfortable with you. Mum, your good lives on... your legacies remain with us... the vacuum however is hard to fill. I and my fellow wives need to brace up and God will help us. You held the binding force in the family and i dare say what you left will ever be destroyed in Jesus's name. Your granddaughters.....your many, many girls haven't been able to accept this as real but the Holy Spirit will comfort us.
Sleep well Mummy, Sleep in the Peace that assures you that you completed your assignment... O d'aaro ma!
Your Daughter in law
Doyin Akinyemi
Posted by Ola Victoria on March 3, 2019
Your demise was like a shock to me, I still read your WhatsApp message two days before the news of your death. Words, however kind, can't bring you back but we thank God for a life well spent. Continue to rest on..... We love you but God loves you more. Sun re o, yeye omo.
Victoria Bamisaye Ola
Posted by Oluwazeun Ainyemi on March 1, 2019
Queen of queens
Mother of mothers
Blessed Virtuous Woman
Bloodline of the Apostles
Mother, you finally surrendered your sword
My First Queen, you left me again
Why did you have to sacrifice so much?
Was it really worth it?
You had me yet you made a decision without me. I was all you needed after the Most High.
I'm not grieved because you won't see the many days of my Joy and Glory but I'm grieved because you didn't take full advantage of my Office. You underestimated me, your little Son.
I'm inconsolable now because you didn't allow me to show you the Ocean of Love I have for you, Mother.
In the words of the Preeminent One in the Heavens, Earth and the Grave, which says, "No greater Love has no one than to lay down his or her life for another", which you did the day you agreed.
I Joshua Israel, the same, Son of the Most High, commend your Soul and Spirit into Zion, the City of the KING, the assembly of the Elders and the innumerable company of Holy Angels.
In the Name above every other Name, the LORD ELOHIM OF HOSTS, Open unto her the gates of Zion, for I bear Witness She fulfilled the Law of Love. So be it.
I'll keep the Faith
I'll defend the Covenant
I'll speak of you forever
I'll always Love you
Posted by Adaiba Akinyemi on February 20, 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 February 14, 2019
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 February 14, 2019
Posted by Sola Akinyemi on February 5, 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 January 30, 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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Posted by Olumide Akinyemi on January 28, 2022
Lots of love Mum, continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord.
Posted by Oluwazeun Ainyemi on August 15, 2021
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land? If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy. Remember, O Lord , the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof. O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
Psalm 137:1‭-‬9 KJV
Posted by Olumide Akinyemi on January 26, 2021
Love you mum. Unforgettable, that's who you are.
her Life


Chief Mrs Esther Modupe Akinyemi was born on Saturday Feb 14, 1942 in Oshogbo to Pa Jacob Adekunbi from Erinmope Ekiti and Madam Wuraola Adekunbi from Osi in Kwara State, both now late.

Being the first daughter of a foremost Elder and convert of Apostle Joseph Ayodele Babalola (Founder of the CAC Worldwide), she commenced catechism at a tender age of 4 and was indoctrinated into the ethos of the Christ Apostolic Church. Her father, late Pa Jacob Adekunbi was the first Baba Ijo of CAC Latona Osogbo which now is the District Coordinating Council Headquarters. Late Pa Jacob Adekunbi, a fervent Christian, though did not have the opportunity to acquire western education, ensured that all his children, in particular the girls went to school. This was against the common practice as at that period that educating a girl child was not priority. Pa Adekunbi believed proper education is a precursor of success and should not be an option but a right and more so for the girl child. Hence, he ensured all his children regardless of gender went to school.   

Mrs Modupe Akinyemi attended CAC Primary School Latona Oshogbo starting at a tender age of 4 and later the African Church Secondary-Modern School Osogbo where she obtained her Primary School Teachers Certification upon graduation in 1956. A keen sports person, she was a key member of both the school’s female net ball team and the athletics team. 

She began her teaching career in Osogbo at CAC Primary School Latona where she met her beloved late husband Pa Timothy Oluwatayo Oyebode Akinyemi and they got married on January 15, 1962.

The young couple began their life together in Bishop Street, Osogbo as Teachers and later moved to Yemetu Amokoko, Ibadan in 1968. They lived and nurtured their family in Ibadan until the creation of Ondo state in 1976. They finally moved and settled in Akure in 1978.

A doting mother and loving wife, she dutifully combined her responsibilities on the home front with her career development. She attended UMC Teachers Training College in Oke-Ado Ibadan in the seventies where she obtained her Grade 2 Teachers Certificate and later the prestigious University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in pursuit of higher qualifications in her teaching profession.

A professional teacher, she taught in several schools both in Ibadan and Akure. Amongst them were

Olubi Memorial Primary School Elekuro Ibadan, St Stephen Primary School Akure, Ijapo Estate Primary School, Akure.  She retired from active teaching in 1999.

Iya Jide as she was fondly called by her neighbours in Osogbo and later Ibadan was a bridge builder, standard bearer, upright, bold and a lover of people.

A devoted Christian, an Ordained Deaconess and an Intercessor, she was until her transition the Matron (Iya Ijo) of the Spring of Life Bible Church, Ijapo Estate Akure. She was a staunch believer in the power of prayers, and a prayer warrior par excellence. 

After the demise of her husband in 2013, she dedicated herself to the care of widows and hospitality ministry in her church.

A lover of children, a selfless mother, she loved reading, cooking and travelling. She always desired to sojourn and experience the Holy land first hand; a desire she fulfilled when she participated in the RCCG organised Jerusalem Pilgrimage in 2016.  It was quite an experience for her as she fondly reminisced about that event being a life impacting one.  

She was the first daughter of her parents and a rallying point for all her siblings; her late elder brother Pa Ipede Aremu Adekunbi; whom she fondly called Boda mi, her younger ones Elder Adebayo Adekunbi, Mrs Olufunmilayo Babatunde (nee) Adekunbi and Mr Tunde Adekunbi, her numerous cousins, nieces and nephews have good testimonies to tell about her. Her positive impact on their lives will outlast her fond memories. 

She was a rare mother, devoted to her husband and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She was ordained a Deaconess in the Beautiful Gate Mission Akure and also Yeye Ajiware of the Beautiful Gate Mission 

A loving mother and grandmother, she was translated to Glory on January 26, 2019. 

She is survived by: Jide & Yinka, Segun & Nike, Olumide & Doyin, Muyiwa & Bunmi, Sola & Ada, Tolu & Oluwasola, Seun , many grandchildren, brothers, sister, nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was a founding member of Merry May Sisters’ Club Akure and also of the Amiable Sisters’ Club of Akure.

It was a glorious testimony that she was translated to Glory with her Bible in her hands praying and confessing scriptures.

Goodnight Mama until the Resurrection morning when we shall all meet at the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ to part no more.

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Shared by Olumide Akinyemi on March 25, 2019

You were there when we took our first steps,
And went unsteadily across the floor.
You pushed and prodded: encouraged and guided,
Until our steps took us out the door…
You worry now “Are they ok?”
Is there more you could have done?
As we walk the paths of our unknown
You wonder “Where have my children gone?”
Where we are is where you have led us,
With your special love you showed us a way,
To believe in ourselves and the decisions we make.
Taking on the challenge of life day-to-day.
And where we go you can be sure,
In spirit you shall never be alone.
For where you are is what matters most to us,
Because to us that will always be home…

To my darling Grandma Akure

Shared by Temidayo Akinyemi Akinyem... on February 18, 2019

When I asked my daddy to call you on Friday night, I never knew that will be the last time i’ll Talk to you. You were the best Grandma ever and i’ll Forever miss you. I know you are with Jesus now but I still miss you. Don’t worry grandma I will take care of daddy like you did..... Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord till we meet to part no more

Tamilore Akinyemi

Shared by Temidayo Akinyemi Akinyem... on February 18, 2019

I couldn’t have asked for a better mother in love. You were kind, loving prayerful and most of all God fearing. You made my entry into the Akinyemi family peaceful and you never stressed me for one day. Everytime I pray for my daughter’s, I always ask God to give them a mother-in-law like you. 

I miss your weekly phone calls, prayers and gist but I know you are in a better place. 

Sunre ooo Iyaniwura... i’ll Always miss you Mummy