ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loving dad, Elder Obafunmilayo Awoyinfa (AyinOluwa), 91 years old, born on March 31, 1930, and quietly went to meet with his maker on Thursday, 1st April, 2021.

He lived a very fulfilled life and served the Lord with his substance, heart and life.

Daddy, we love and miss you dearly but we are consoled by the fact that you will match along with other Saints on the last day.

You will forever be in our hearts.
Posted by Awoyinfa Damilola Oreoluw... on April 19, 2021
My great grandfather was a man who had smiles to brighten my day. He'd always make me feel good with warm words of advice. He had great stories to tell and most of all, he was a great listener.
He was no ordinary man.
He'd go to any length at ensuring i am comfortable. He'd support me at all levels, and pray with me.
He was a true man of God; who served God with all his strength, body, soul, and time.

I'm proud to tell this is my great grandfather .

- Damilola Awoyinfa.
Posted by ObaFunt Ay on April 19, 2021
Grandpa, I’m thankful for the time we had with you. I’m thankful for the laughs we shared. I’m thankful for the life you have lived. You were strong, bold, wise and had such great, classy taste!

It’s been hard writing into this, because even though I know you are now in the heavenly choir, its been hard to admit that I really wouldn’t get to see you when next I visit Surulere. I’m going to miss you, Grandpa.

Who is going to call me Oko-iyawo now?

I really am thankful for your life, Grandpa. You were loved. You are so loved. You have such beautiful children, beautiful grandchildren and great-grandchildren. To top it all up, you have the very best wife - Grandma. I spoke to her the other day, and she really encouraged me, and it was quite something, cause you’d think it’d be the other way round, but that’s how blessed you’ve been, and I’m thankful for that.

You always pushed me and asked me what was next? How was I improving myself? And I want to assure you that I will always hear your voice still, pushing me to keep improving and not settle.

This has been hard cause I was really sure we still had your company for a few more years. I, however, find comfort knowing that you are doing what you loved to do here, in eternity - Singing praises and worshipping our Father in heaven.

Thank you, Grandpa. I love you so so much.

Till we meet again,

Your Grandson, Oko-iyawo,

Obafunto AyinOluwa
Posted by Ibironke AyinOluwa on April 18, 2021
Grandpa used to always say "I love you my darling Granddaughter. God bless you my darling granddaughter."

Grandpa used to take really long showers. No one took showers as long as my grandpa. He would start a whole service in the shower, do a worship session, pray for all his children, grand children and great grandchildren by name. I used to think how in the world does he do this everyday. I remember grandpa also loved sugar and coca-cola. We would always tease him about how many cubes of sugar he used.

Grandpa was very sharp and sound all through his life. A very smart man. Grandpa believed in education and would encourage me to get good grades. Grandpa really loved me and all his children.

Grandpa is in the heavenly choir now. I'm sure he is loving those praise and worship sessions. He probably even sounds much better in heaven. I miss you grandpa and I love you very much! I'm happy we got to have you here with us. Thank you for your love and care to us all.

-Your Granddaughter
Ibironke AyinOluwa
Posted by yetunde Ilawole on April 18, 2021
Daddy Surulere has I always called you or sometimes Daddy Yesufu. It is hard to believe you are gone, but I thank God you know your redeemer, and you are in a better place. Continue to rest in the bosom of your maker.
From your niece, Yetunde Ilawole (nee Adeyemo).
Posted by Teniola Awoyinfa on April 18, 2021
Its so sad learning about the death of great grandpa. He was a very kind person.
Whenever we visited him, he would ask that i remind him of my other name and when i told him OBATUNMISE he would say ‘what a lovely name’ and till we conclude our visit, he would always call me by that name.
GREAT GRANDPA cared a lot about his smart watch, iPad and phones. He would ask me to help him set the date, time, WhatsApp and also charge them in case the batteries were low. He would do this so he could be reachable and also be able to read his Bible. He would also want me to store a contact on his phonebook or update another.
For me GREAT GRANDPA would always keep his promise either for clothes, new phone or any other thing. He always smile anytime he sees me and that brings joy into my heart anytime I see or remember him. To me Great grand pa was one of the best thing that ever happened to me and I would always cherish him in my heart and i thank GOD he is In a better place and he is resting peacefully.
- YOUR GREAT GRAND SON; TENIOLA AWOYINFA
Posted by Ifeoluwa Awoyinfa on April 18, 2021
I WILL MISS YOU GREATLY and also miss the way you used to call my name, Ifeolu. I will continue to cherish your legacy of simplicity, integrity and a life of prayer. We are consoled that you have gone to be with your maker. We will always love and miss you.
Adieu grandpa!
- Mrs. Ifeoluwa Awoyinfa
Posted by Obaseyi Awoyinfa on April 18, 2021
My Great grandfather was the best Great grandfather one could ever have in the whole world. Whenever we went to his house in Surulere he would always call me Ariyike and will always hug me and say GOD bless you. For the love he showed me in the times i knew him and the fact that he took care of my dad when he was little, i will always cherish him in my heart. He was a Pastor and he always preached the word of GOD. When he died I cried a lot because I did not see his him before his passing. Plans was that i would visit him after my 2nd term exams but the Lord took him for a reason. He made sure he clocked 91 and the next day he died and now, he will see GOD whom he worshipped. Great grandpa’s memory will forever be in my heart.

- Your great grand daughter, Oluwatomilola Ariyike Awoyinfa.
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Posted by Obaseyi Awoyinfa on April 18, 2021
Daddy, as I grew up to address him, was a very principled man who brought me up with love yet instilled discipline in me. He taught me practically ALL I know today.
I recall growing up with him, he would ask that I sit with him to listen to VOA/BBC news before I left for school in the morning, and in the evening, NTA news was the news to watch. Whilst listening or watching, daddy would pick out some English words and ask that I go fetch a copy of the Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary (we had several editions of it) from his room so we could search for the word and get its meaning (even though he’d have told me ahead of the search) and he would make sure that for the next one week, I constantly made statements that included that new word I just learnt and this singular act helped me tremendously in school. He did same with my Maths. He would say, ‘lo gbe Lacombs e yen wa’. Whenever I heard this, I almost peed in my pants because there was no room for failure when daddy teaches you. He was that brilliant!
Growing up, I went everywhere with him. I was his Accountant, Clerk and his GPS in case he couldn’t remember exactly the street we were going to.
Daddy had penchant for noticing things especially those ones not in its proper state, and put them in order. He would ask that i warm his cars and while the engines are all up, running simultaneously, daddy would just move to one of the vehicles and say, ‘it seems a plug is not firing well in this car’ and to my amazement, when the Mechanic comes in, he would just corroborate what daddy had noticed. 
Daddy was so caring! He would constantly ask me questions about my wife, children and my work. He would ALWAYS offer assistance in terms of advice and also monetarily. He wanted ALL to excel.
He became so close to my children that I was beginning to get jealous that he would rather talk to them than me. Unknown to me, he was mentoring them and also feeding them with the word of God. He loved them and particularly my wife whom he will ask that I tell to prepare and bring him Salad.
We all miss him but we are consoled by the fact that he lived a positively rewarding life, always ready to lend a helping hand when and however necessary, and knew the Lord.
Rest on grandpa!
- Your Grandson, Obaseyi Awoyinfa
Posted by Adeola Adeyemi on April 16, 2021

Grandpa was an exemplary man who carried everyone along irrespective of relationship. I called him Grandpa but I felt more like a son with him. So hard to believe that he will no longer be on his regular seat in the sitting room at Surulere. You left a huge vacuum in my heart, Grandpa, words are not enough in such a time as this. Rest well in the bossom of the Lord, we love you but HE loved you more! Sun ree o, Baba rere!
Posted by IBILOLA Adesanmi on April 13, 2021
I thank God for the life well spent by our daddy. The memory of those gists between you, mummy, Lola and I are still echoing in my Ears. I will never forget those days as a spinster how you used to call us Lola (Suru-lere) and Lola (LUTH), I became your second daughter because of the relationship between me and your daughter - Ibilola whom we bear the same name - IBILOLA. I used to spend days in your house as if I was in my own parents house. It was usually a very good time indeed. Daddy you were a great and nice daddy! I learnt so many things from you. I still refer to some of your counseling when discussing with my husband. SLEEP ON DADDY TILL WE MEET IN THE BOSOM OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Posted by Joke Okparaodi on April 8, 2021
Goodnight and goodbye Grandpa.

Till we meet at the resurrection morning.

Ibijoke Okparaodi ( nee Awoyinfa)
Posted by Obafolahanmi Awoyinfa on April 8, 2021
I remember a day I went on holiday at surulere I had this constant headache grandpa prayed for me and said I should have faith that it will disappear,he kept checking on me to be sure I was ok,he was a praying grandfather,farewell rest in the bossom of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Posted by Andrew Pereira on April 7, 2021
His death pained me because I didn't know he had returned from the U.S. For us to continue our mutual Christian discussion and to introduce to him my children who were eager to know and thank him for impact he made in the life of me,their Father. He was simple, ACCOMODATING, loving and caring. I Thank God for his life on earth. Am missing him already but to God be praised
Posted by ABIMBOLA AYANDA on April 7, 2021
Grandpa as I fondly call you, when I heard you had gone to be with your God, it was with sadness and joy. I was sad because it's a loss nothing or nobody can replace. I was happy because all the memories I have of you are loving, kind and wonderful.
You were always kind and loving, never wanting anyone to be stressed in any way as a result of doing anything for you. You were a classical example of strength, love, real gentleman and lover of God.

I enjoyed cooking your meals, serving you in any way whenever the opportunity came and above all your prayers.
You never took any service for granted, your showed appreciation for anything and everything done for you.
I am seeing you seated on the sofa and reading on your iPad in my mind and I am smiling, remembering how I always try to ensure to keep it charged for you.
I love every single memory I will always remember of you.
The heavens has gained an Angel, rest on in the bossom of your Saviour Grandpa.
Posted by Pastor Adewuni Oludele on April 7, 2021
Baba, it's just like a dream. I was with you about two weeks before you left and there was no indication at all that you were preparing to go home! It took me by great surprise.
However, we thank God for His faithfulness to have seen you to the ripe age of ninety one in a country where the life expectancy is less than sixty years! We bless His Holy Name. We thank God for a life well spent. We will miss your love, your subtle jokes, your powerful counsels for all and especially for intending couples and your prayers for us all. Sun re o, Baba mi owon.

- Pastor Adewuni W. Oludele.
Posted by Lola Owootori on April 6, 2021
My beloved father, I will forever be grateful to you for your unconditional love to us all - your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

What can I say? The Lord took you away to a better place. Seeing the expression on your face showed that you found peace with your Lord and Saviour - Jesus Christ! You lived a fulfilled life worthy of emulation and left the world at the age of 91!

You were a great father and I thank God for His grace and mercies to us all. Thank you for giving me the rare privilege of giving you the last meal before passing on. Thank you for trusting yourself in my care all the time. Thank you, thank you and thank you again and again! I loved you very much and still do but you’ve gone to rest. Rest on my wonderful and beloved Father, it is well! You will forever live in my heart!
Your only daughter, IBILOLA.
Posted by Babajide Owootori on April 5, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER-IN-LAW.

When the angels came for Daddy at about 12 hours after his 91st birthday, my wife and I were devastated.

Inspite of his age of 91 and failing health, we had taken his continued existence on earth for granted, partly because of his physical strength at that age and partly because he was always there for others.

Before I married his daughter, Ibilola, Daddy had already become like a father to me, to the admiration of my parents . For this I am truly blessed.
He was a Christian elder statesman, with a good loving heart and extremely modest. He was a generous giver towards the things of God.

He cared about you, but would not want you to experience stress on his account. We were not comfortable about the latter aspect, but it appears to be the way God created him. 
I still recall his attitude towards the planned celebration of his 90th birthday, last year. The children wanted to sieze that opportunity to celebrate him and we had all thought he had succumbed, though reluctantly, to celebrating the date with a brief service and a modest reception. But as the date drew nearer, to my surprise, he called my wife aside one afternoon when we visited him at home and pleaded with her to convince all the children, that he would not want any celebration beyond his sitting room and the garage! All venue and the Event Centre related bookings were therefore put in abeyance; though we were still hopeful of a change of heart by him. And when Covid-19 lockdown eventually came, putting paid to any planned celebration, we became more convinced that truly, his God, as always, had absolute control over his affairs.

Daddy and I would sit and have heart to heart talks. Even when he started showing signs of illness, he still shared some of his heartfelt feelings, as he kept living his life through God.
God had his way; He’s taken him home now.

As a lawyer, Daddy was my client. He was an intelligent client that any lawyer would love to deal with. He knew his rights to the fullest extent under the laws. For a retiree, he was excessively tolerant towards his tenants. Despite accepting far less than economic rents, he still wanted to know if the tenants, especially the young ones, were coping well. But he never liked to be cheated. Daddy appreciated our written status reports and accounts and when necessary, he gave his instructions in his fine handwriting. As soon as he saw his statement of accounts, he would give instruction to raise bankers’
cheque for settlement of his tithes. His well constructed English was always a beauty to read. He would listen carefully to your legal advice and take his decision after considering your advice. It was a battle convincing Daddy not to pay our law firm for services rendered to him. That is Daddy for you.

Daddy kept himself well informed about world events and news.
He was a believer in IT: His Ipad was not only for reading the Holy Bible and Open Heavens; He would often use his iPad to google the nutritional value of any food before eating it for the first time.

With the exit of Daddy, the strongest branch of the Awoyinfa Family Tree of Ijebu Jesha in Osun State might have fallen. From discussions, he held strongly to the Awoyinfa family heritage.

Daddy, your children, grand children and great grand children will miss you, but when they remember all the good times,the happiness, the visits, your times with them , your sense of humour, the love and the serenity of your final hours before going home, their minds will be at ease and at peace.

May you enjoy your stay with God. And may your beautiful soul rest in Perfect Peace.

Thank you Daddy and Good night.

Your son, Babajide Owootori
Posted by Dele Asogbon on April 5, 2021
At Rccg New Hope Assembly Chicago, grandpa Aayinoluwa was a big daddy to everyone.
He attended the church along with grandma Aayinoluwa consistently for one year between 2017 and 2018 before they travelled back to Nigerian, although they first came to the church between July and August 2013. We always asked him to give us fatherly blessings in prayers to the whole church and was amazingly prayerful.
He would always come to the church with his tambourine and love to worship God with joy. 
The love he had for God shows in the life of his children altogether. He will be much missed.
On behalf of Rccg New Hope Assembly Chicago, i will like to send our deep condolences to the whole family and praying that the the good Lord be with grandma Aayinoluwa and grant her many more years and keep and bless all her children and that the peace of God that passeth all understanding abide with the whole family in Jesus name. Amen.
Dele Asogbon
Pastor @ Rccg NHA Chicago USA
Posted by Kaekae Godson on April 5, 2021
I love you Grandpa! I'm glad I got to tell you many times over. Although I feel I could've done more, I'm really glad you're with The Lord. I thank God I got to express my gratitude to you while you were here -in person. I'll miss your messages and your calls. I'll miss hearing you call me OBATOMISIN. I'm glad you got to see and speak with Obanifemi. Thank God for the life you lived and for every moment. I love you Grandpa!
Posted by Olugboyega Olagbaiye on April 5, 2021
Dear Daddy, you were a father to everyone of us that walked into your house. You will sit me down and discuss all topics. You will be forever missed.
Rest in perfect peace Daddy.
Posted by OLUKITIBI OLUWATOBILOBAJU... on April 4, 2021
Most know that loss is a part of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier. The death of our loved ones often takes its toll on those left behind, and at times it can feel like grief is never ending. For some, an important part of the healing process comes with scripture.

John 11:25-26
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die..

I appreciate God almighty for Baba that rest on the Lord...
My condolences to Mama Ayinoluwa!
Posted by Christiana FAMRO on April 4, 2021
Eternal rest grant Papa O, Lord! Let perpetual Light continue to shine upon him, as his gentle soul reposes in peace.

May the Lord, comfort, guide and uphold Mama, the children and the entire family. In Jesus Christ’s Name.
Posted by Titilola Adewale on April 3, 2021
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints (Psalm 116:15).
We thank God for daddy AyinOluwa’s life. He lived a good life and served his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Now that he has answered the call of his maker, we believe he has heard the Lord say, “Well done, good and faithful servant ...”. While we will miss daddy on this side, we are assured we’ll see him again on that resurrection morning.
Our prayers are with mommy and the entire AyinOluwa family that God will comfort you all. Please accept our condolences.

Dr. Peluola & Dr. (Mrs.) Titi Adewale (Nee Adegbite)
Posted by Santos Owootori on April 4, 2021
Adieu Daddy, Pastor Obafunmilayo AyinOluwa(Awoyinfa). You were more than a father-in law to my brother, Jide. Indeed, you related as A FATHER in every sense of the word, not just to him, but to all of us his siblings. Rest on Daddy and may your kind soul truly find eternal rest among the saints triumphant. See you again Daddy, on the resurrection morning!!!                              -Fondest memories;
-Santos Femi Owootori Esq.
Posted by OBAJIMI AWOYINFA on April 3, 2021
Farewell Daddy.
May your soul rest in perfect peace (Amen)

From Obajimi and Modupe Awoyinfa
Posted by David King on April 3, 2021
Daddy you were a man with a big heart. I have very fond memories of you. Thank God for a fruitful and impactful life you lived. We know that you are where Jesus is now. Rest on and sleep well. You have fought a good fight, kept the faith and finished your course. Good night.
David King.
Posted by Funso AyinOluwa on April 3, 2021
My dearest daddy,

We give God the glory for a life well spent. You were a very wonderful father to all of us. You loved us and you showed it in practical ways.

You waited for your 91st Birthday and left us to meet with your Lord and Savior the day after. We thank God because His plans are the very best. I had thought you will still be with us for the next 7 years at least. You looked very young, strong and all well put together. Your emails and text messages to me, my husband and to your grandchildren will continue to bear witness of this. You had a good command of English. It was excellent. Your handwriting was a beauty to behold.

I thank God for the Holy Spirit as I continue to find comfort in this scripture: 
Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Thank you for being so loving and for the quality times you spent with us all. Thank you for the very many times you showed me in particular so much love. You were always ready with your godly advice and care. You could go to any length to fix things for us. You gave your best personal gifts to your God. You gave selflessly to us and many others. You will be GREATLY missed.

From your daughter,
‘Funke AyinOluwa
Posted by Funso AyinOluwa on April 3, 2021
Dad, you were an extremely strong, courageous, enduring, inspiring and loving father. You could go any length to sacrifice for your children and loved ones. Your interest in education and advice you give to young ones to be educated is amazing. Your knack for organization, timeliness, discipline is very inspiring. You could hardly be late for an appointment or event. You would be there before the time. You were time conscious to the core. You did not believe in excuses. You believed every assignment was worth doing well. You spent quality time with all your children. Growing up under your close supervision was great. You instilled discipline and yet played with us. You had time for us and knew our every move by reason of your closeness with us. You knew all our friends even by their nick names. You were very young at heart and open with us. You knew us very well and we knew you inside out. You hid nothing from us. Anyone one of us could be your Treasurer. Such was your closeness with us. I am trying to have that same knack and GOD will help me in Jesus name. I thank God you knew the Lord Jesus Christ and that you left to be with HIM. I had hoped you would live for another 5-10 years. I thank God you left peacefully in my presence and your face was fresh as if you were still sleeping. Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ till we all meet at the Resurrection morning. 

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Posted by Awoyinfa Damilola Oreoluw... on April 19, 2021
My great grandfather was a man who had smiles to brighten my day. He'd always make me feel good with warm words of advice. He had great stories to tell and most of all, he was a great listener.
He was no ordinary man.
He'd go to any length at ensuring i am comfortable. He'd support me at all levels, and pray with me.
He was a true man of God; who served God with all his strength, body, soul, and time.

I'm proud to tell this is my great grandfather .

- Damilola Awoyinfa.
Posted by ObaFunt Ay on April 19, 2021
Grandpa, I’m thankful for the time we had with you. I’m thankful for the laughs we shared. I’m thankful for the life you have lived. You were strong, bold, wise and had such great, classy taste!

It’s been hard writing into this, because even though I know you are now in the heavenly choir, its been hard to admit that I really wouldn’t get to see you when next I visit Surulere. I’m going to miss you, Grandpa.

Who is going to call me Oko-iyawo now?

I really am thankful for your life, Grandpa. You were loved. You are so loved. You have such beautiful children, beautiful grandchildren and great-grandchildren. To top it all up, you have the very best wife - Grandma. I spoke to her the other day, and she really encouraged me, and it was quite something, cause you’d think it’d be the other way round, but that’s how blessed you’ve been, and I’m thankful for that.

You always pushed me and asked me what was next? How was I improving myself? And I want to assure you that I will always hear your voice still, pushing me to keep improving and not settle.

This has been hard cause I was really sure we still had your company for a few more years. I, however, find comfort knowing that you are doing what you loved to do here, in eternity - Singing praises and worshipping our Father in heaven.

Thank you, Grandpa. I love you so so much.

Till we meet again,

Your Grandson, Oko-iyawo,

Obafunto AyinOluwa
Posted by Ibironke AyinOluwa on April 18, 2021
Grandpa used to always say "I love you my darling Granddaughter. God bless you my darling granddaughter."

Grandpa used to take really long showers. No one took showers as long as my grandpa. He would start a whole service in the shower, do a worship session, pray for all his children, grand children and great grandchildren by name. I used to think how in the world does he do this everyday. I remember grandpa also loved sugar and coca-cola. We would always tease him about how many cubes of sugar he used.

Grandpa was very sharp and sound all through his life. A very smart man. Grandpa believed in education and would encourage me to get good grades. Grandpa really loved me and all his children.

Grandpa is in the heavenly choir now. I'm sure he is loving those praise and worship sessions. He probably even sounds much better in heaven. I miss you grandpa and I love you very much! I'm happy we got to have you here with us. Thank you for your love and care to us all.

-Your Granddaughter
Ibironke AyinOluwa
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Shared by funmi vivour on April 3, 2021
Dear daddy (Surulere) I thank God fmaking me know you as also my grandpa. 
All the time my children also know you as grandpa. Daddy Surulere. We all are sad for your passing on but we thank God you are resting at the blossom of our Lord.
I will miss-you but the memories are forever in my heart. 
Yoruba says è sun rè.