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In memory of our dear mother, mother -inlaw, grandmother, sister, sister-inlaw, aunt, cousin, friend,   Mummy Olaitan Aduke Taiwo (Nee Akinola). Aged 90years, born on February 2, 1927 and passed away on July 17, 2017.

Your life was a blessing, 
    Your memory a treasure
        You are loved beyond words
               and missed beyond measure.

We will remember you forever. 


Final Farewell Ceremonies:

Service of Songs on Friday 11th of August 2017
      6pm to 8 pm 

Braeswood Church 
10611 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77096

Light Refreshments afterwards.

Funeral Service on Saturday 12th of August 2017 ,
 

Viewing 11:00am – 12:00noon
Service 12:00noon – 2pm
Braeswood Church
10611 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77096

 Interment follows immediately at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery
12800 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77077

 Reception party at

 The Villagio
10901 Braes Bend Drive Houston, TX 77071
Time: 4:30pm – 11:00pm
 
Adult Only Party

 

July 19, 2021
July 19, 2021
Dear Mummy,

It's already 4 years, we give God all the Glory for the Legacy you left behind, which we are all upholding. May your gentle soul continue to Rest In Perfect Peace. Amen
July 17, 2021
July 17, 2021
Mama Ronke, there is not a day I do not talk to you. In my heart I know you hear me. I cannot believe it has been 4 years already. Miss you dearly and daddy. I hope you are all together with mama and papa and daddy and all your siblings and dear one. Until I meet with you all. Thank you for all your sacrifices for us both you and dad we appreciate you. We shall see each other some time where we will be away from all the troubles I this world. Eku alejo sister yin.
Lots of love hugs and kisses. Miss you and dad a lot.
February 3, 2020
February 3, 2020
My darling mum,
We remember you everyday. Love always. I miss you so much it hurts. I know you are with daddy. I hope you are looking down at us. Remember the question I asked you when you turned 60 and came to visit me with Tunji. I now know the answer to that question. Happy birthday my darling. I hope you can hear me when I talk to you and dad. Some how in my heart I feel you can .
A special day 2/2/20.
Love ❤️ you always. Miss you and daddy. My love to Mama and Papa. I miss you too daddy.
Yours,

Asake

July 17, 2019
July 17, 2019
Dear Mummy,
It is exactly two years ago that you left us. We give God all the glory for a life well spent. We miss you everyday but God loves you more. May your soul continue to Rest in Perfect Peace.
Aduke Opo Omo Ekun.
February 2, 2018
February 2, 2018
My sweet mother,

I remember you always , you are in my heart. I pray a special prayer for you today sweet mother. Love you always and dad. I know you are both together looking down on us. Proud of you, have held it together as you would want. Happy birthday Mum

Miss you both terribly. Lots of love

Oyeronke your Asake
August 12, 2017
August 12, 2017
Tribute to my loving and last closest sibling, Mrs Aduke Taiwo. With a heavy heart I am writing this farewell message, in remembrance of my beautiful amiable only senior sister. I thank God for your life, all the years of togetherness we spent together before you moved to the United States to live with your wonderful loving children. At this juncture I want to thank all your children for the many years of great and loving care of you to the very end. I pray that the almighty God will reward them and grant all their heart's desires. Since March this year that I returned from Canada I have been contemplating coming to see you and spend some time with you in the US, and when you finished your work here on Earth, I was not informed until funeral time, because they know how greatly I will miss you. My only consolation is that you are in a better place, resting with the Lord our blessed saviour, and free at last from this turbulent world. Farewell until resurrection morning when we shall meet to part no more my loving sister Olakitan Aduke Aro. I will miss you. Farewell until resurrection morning. Your loving sister Oyinkansola Gesinde
August 12, 2017
August 12, 2017
Mummy Oyo, that is what l remember calling you when l was young, as l grew older it changed to mummy Oluyole.It seemed the derevitive of mummy changed with each location you lived. As a child , l remember being around you so much, lived with you and attending significant events. My earliest memories was coming to stay with you on holidays in Oyo. We had a beautiful time as children, skipping around with the locals in Esinele. As a naughty boyish child, to my memory l never got a smack from you. I try to recall being told off and going off sad, l dont remember that either. Yet you were an educationist to the core. I rejoice for the Long and fruitfull you lived. Yet sad that l did not see you in the latter years you spent in the US. I think to myself, what we do when someone is alive is the most important thing........... Sad an era is closing up....... . My memories of you will be evergreen. Thank you for accommodating me and for all those beautiful times when l would make sure l appear in every picture whenever you have an occasion. I only wish in the last few months that, l knew it was nearly time, l will have liked to do things differently. Adieu mummy, as you rest in the Lord in a glorious body. We thank God, you lived a Christian life and you have gone to glory! Adieu mummy . Love always....
August 6, 2017
August 6, 2017
My dear Big Mummy and Aunty,
I have loved you as far back as age 10, when i was old enough to really understand the meaning of an Aunt.

My Mum told me, that she took me to your house after my birth and you bath and nursed me for a few days. Thank you Ma.

I remember the holidays, both at Ibadan and Lagos, i always looked forward to spending time at yours, because you were ever so loving and sweet, that you won't even hurt a fly. I admired your beauty and fashion sense even till your old age.

I thank God for your life, a wonderful one indeed, your virtues, too numerous to state but because you gave love, you received as well. All your Children have the same qualities- loving, caring etc .

You live on in our hearts. Mama o ku, Ile lo loo, IIe to lo, Ile Ayo (Yoruba Song)

Your niece,Ibijoke Gbiyeloluwa Elesheku (nee Buraimoh-Igbo)
August 5, 2017
August 5, 2017
This is written on behalf of my mother (Grt-grd-ma Gesinde) her sister.

My dearest sister Olaitan, during your years of long service as an
Education Inspector; you served in different communities diligently and you gave back to the society your strong work ethics, which you were brought up with.
We had our memorable moments together growing up and, as we raised our families though apart; we shared such beautiful rendezvous'.
We had our normal sibling differences but, you were a sister in a million and l loved you dearly.
Abide with the Celestial till we meet at the bosom of Christ.
Aduke opo, omo ogun aja'weyin, sun re o. Goodnight.
August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017
Tribute by Yinka Gesinde : 2nd August 2017

I am aunty Olaitan Aduke`s eldest nephew. I was born when she was abroad studying in England. My earliest memories of her are of the expensive toys : train set, teddy bear etc., that she used to send to me from England.
When she returned home . I remember the memorable evenings I sat next to her while she sewed on the electric sewing machine she brought back with her, She was my mother`s elder sister, but to me she was just another mum.
She will be greatly missed. However we thank God for her long and fruitful life.
Peace unto her in the bosom of Christ.
August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017
Dear Big Mum,
A great Aunt, sweet and lovng. You were Genuinly concerned about all around you. I really appreciate your care towards my family, I cant forget how you stood by me when my family was away in Scotland. You were an epitome of beauty naturally and you had beautiful heart. Within you lied the spirit of meekness which was your gtreatest strenght. I never saw a frown on your face, your picture in my mind is that of a woman with a permanent smile. I bless God for the memories about you will always give us joy. Dear daughter of Zion continue in fellowship with the Lord. 
Your niece
Abimbola Oyefeso (Braimoh-Igbo)
July 30, 2017
July 30, 2017
Dear Grandma,

Thank you for the gift of your life that you shared with us. The memories you’ve made with us will last forever. The kindness you’ve shared with us will never fade.

The most wonderful gift you could ever give is the special part of you and the impact you’ve had on all of our lives that now lives in each of us.

The ways you’ve taught us to live and love are gifts that will only be strengthened with time.

Rest in peace and love.

Morenike
July 30, 2017
July 30, 2017
I had the pleasure of having Grandma live with us for long periods of time since I was little. During that time, Grandma told me stories, how to knit, and we talked about my future together. She was patient in letting me ask way too many questions and answering them to the best of her ability. I will treasure the memories we had together for the rest of my life, and I hope God grants you peace in heaven. I love you,

Fiyinfoluwa Taiwo
July 29, 2017
July 29, 2017
Mine was a childhood filled with love, a childhood filled with joy.
Mine is a mother that has made it possible.
Would I change anything about my dearest mother, no.
Mummy you have meant so much to us. You brought us up the best way possible, with selfless love and care and measured correction, when appropriate.
Dear GOD, thank you for the opportunity of a righteous mother, who personally led me to CHRIST at 16. A mother who lived to reap the fruits of her labor.
Dear Mum, thank you for the sleepless nights when nursing me from malaria. Thank you for waiting up all night with prayers on your lips when I am out late into the night.
Thank you for ... I could go on for ever ...
Thank you
Thank you Mummy,
I love you Mummy,
Till we meet at the foot of JESUS, to part no more.
Thank you.

Your loving Son
Oyetunji
July 29, 2017
July 29, 2017
Mummy was the Rock of the Family, the gentle heart beat to her Children and the joy of her soul mate (Daddy JOT) whom she has now gone to join in Heaven. Mummy, your life was a blessing to us all and your memory will be forever cherished by all who knew you. We give thanks to God for a life well spent and for the wonderful legacy you leave behind through your Children and Grandchildren. The bible says “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven”.
A Time to be born and a time to die
A Time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted:
A time to break down and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance;
We thank God that Mummy was able to go through the Seasons of Life and is now at rest in Our Father’s Arms.
E sun re o Mummy…..
Love
Fola
July 29, 2017
July 29, 2017
Grandma Olaitan Aduke, thank you so much for your love and affection towards us all, you never asked questions, you never judged, you just loved us, thank you ma. And as you sing with the angels before the throne of grace, may your crown be full of diamonds, a memorial for all your good works. Sun re mama rere
July 28, 2017
July 28, 2017
Grandma was like a princess she was generous, loving
and caring most of all Grandma was like her name…………

A mazing at singing my special song “Aduke Edu Omo Oye”
D elightful to be around
U nique and gorgeous [especially in youthful pictures]
K ind and faithful
E legant

Grandma though you are not here with us today you will be dearly missed and will always have a place in my heart.

- Teramolu Taiwo
July 28, 2017
July 28, 2017
Dear Grandma,

Today we have gathered here to give thanks to God Almighty
For letting our Grandmother reach the ripe old age of ninety
One way or another you have touched the lives of everyone in this room
Helping us grow and prosper like a flower about to bloom

In the language of Yoruba your name Olaitan means endless
wealth

But the way God blessed you with long life it should mean endless
health

I remember times when we’d walk down the driveway and you’d
connect to me as if I was a chain

And the endless Thanksgivings we would dance together with the
assistance of your cane

Although physically you have gone away
The memories we shared together will always stay
And even though today is a sad day, there is no reason to cry
Because I know you’re on your way to heaven in your rocket ship, flying
through the sky

-Tewo Taiwo
July 28, 2017
July 28, 2017
Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holiday’s, and on this particular thanksgiving, the last thanksgiving I got to spend with Grandma, most of the family had gathered at our house to celebrate. After all the eating was done, the party really started. With my uncle djaying music throughout the house, we spent a good part of the night dancing, Grandma included and it was one of those moments that will stay with me forever.

Reflecting on the time that I got to spend with my Grandma, that Thanksgiving in particular, I have to be grateful. I want to thank God for the life of my Grandma, for the 90 years that she spent on earth with us. I want to thank my Grandma for all that she has done for me. From taking care of my when I was younger, to singing to me and being one of the first people to shower me with love, I will forever be grateful.

I love you Grandma, and will forever miss you. I pray your soul may rest in perfect peace.
July 28, 2017
July 28, 2017
My grandmother, Olaitain Taiwo, was a kind-hearted, God-fearing, joyful woman. As I reflect on my memories of her, I can recall her presence in almost every stage of my life. From when I was a baby, I remember being told that she took care of me and I will always remember the gospel song she would sing to me. I remember spending afternoons playing Ludo with Grandma as a child, and learning how to knit from her. I will always remember the Ayefele songs she would listen t and play on repeat, as she praised God. She was full of life, always dancing and singing along. Her smile would light up a room, and she always stayed strong. Grandma, I love you very much and will always remember you.



      -Love your favorite granddaughter,

                                    Morayo Lawal
July 28, 2017
July 28, 2017
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat" - Genesis 8:4.

Mummy, an hour after you were called to Glory, I opened up my phone and saw the above bible verse in a text. "Hmmm",I said and shared with those around me. Yes, you The Matriarch of the Taiwo family had indeed gone to rest on 7-17-2017 at 6:57am at the bosom of the Almighty. Our loss is heaven's gain.
May your beautiful, gentle, kind, loving soul rest in perfect peace. 
E Seun re Ma.
Lots of Love
Temidayo
July 26, 2017
July 26, 2017
My dear Mummy,
I love you so much, thank you for the upbringing you gave us and always there for your immediate and extended family. I know you are now with your loved ones that have graduated to heaven before you.
You and daddy were good examples to us, we will keep the tourch burning in the Taiwo Famliy.
Sun re O. Aduke Edu, aya Adufe.

We had a wonderful mother,
One who never really grew old;
Her smile was made of sunshine,
And her heart was solid gold;
Her eyes were as bright as shining stars,
And in her cheeks fair roses you see.
We had a wonderful mother,
And that' s the way it will always be.
But take heed, because
She's still keeping an eye on all of us,
So let's make sure
She will like what she sees.

You were always thanking and blessing everyone that you come across.
I would like to seize this opportunity to thank all our friends, and beautiful women that cared for mummy. may the Almighty God continue to Bless you all.

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July 19, 2021
July 19, 2021
Dear Mummy,

It's already 4 years, we give God all the Glory for the Legacy you left behind, which we are all upholding. May your gentle soul continue to Rest In Perfect Peace. Amen
July 17, 2021
July 17, 2021
Mama Ronke, there is not a day I do not talk to you. In my heart I know you hear me. I cannot believe it has been 4 years already. Miss you dearly and daddy. I hope you are all together with mama and papa and daddy and all your siblings and dear one. Until I meet with you all. Thank you for all your sacrifices for us both you and dad we appreciate you. We shall see each other some time where we will be away from all the troubles I this world. Eku alejo sister yin.
Lots of love hugs and kisses. Miss you and dad a lot.
February 3, 2020
February 3, 2020
My darling mum,
We remember you everyday. Love always. I miss you so much it hurts. I know you are with daddy. I hope you are looking down at us. Remember the question I asked you when you turned 60 and came to visit me with Tunji. I now know the answer to that question. Happy birthday my darling. I hope you can hear me when I talk to you and dad. Some how in my heart I feel you can .
A special day 2/2/20.
Love ❤️ you always. Miss you and daddy. My love to Mama and Papa. I miss you too daddy.
Yours,

Asake

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My beloved Mum

February 2, 2018

Mum

Miss you very much.  I know you are resting in peace from this dreadful world, with no more pain.  You are with Dad and family.

We thank God for your life.  We thank you for all the sacrifices you made for us and we appreciate your love Dad and Mum.

Remembering you today.  Happy birthday Mum.  You would have been 91 years today. Sweet Mother.

Miss you both terribly but we will all meet again in the future.  We appreciate and thank you for the life given to us.

Yours,

 

Oyeronke

 

 

July 28, 2017

My grandmother, Olaitain Taiwo, was a kind-hearted, God-fearing, joyful woman. As I reflect on my memories of her, I can recall her presence in almost every stage of my life. From when I was a baby, I remember being told that she took care of me and I will always remember the gospel song she would sing to me. I remember spending afternoons playing Ludo with Grandma as a child, and learning how to knit from her. I will always remember the Ayefele songs she would listen t and play on repeat, as she praised God. She was full of life, always dancing and singing along. Her smile would light up a room, and she always stayed strong. Grandma, I love you very much and will always remember you.

 

            -Love your favorite granddaughter,

                                                                        Morayo Lawal

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