This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Odina Oluwawemimo, 64 years old, born on May 15, 1954, and passed away on October 28, 2018. We will remember her forever.

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Mrs Abigail Oluwawemimo Odina (Née Akinseye) was born on May 15, 1944 into the family of Pa Akindugbagbe Cornelius Akinseye and Elizabeth Adeyala Akinseye at Ile-oluji in Ondo. She was the Last among 5 children of the Akinseyes’.
She attended St. Primary Schools and Secondary school.
Her passion for Fashion made her enroll for the fashion training with SINGER FASHION DESIGNERS LIMITED which she graduated and became a professional Fashion Designer for over many years
She’s married to Mr Samuel Oloruntoye Odina in 1978. The marriage was blessed with Six children. She is an excellent wife, mother, and daughter. She has always been a simple person, very nice and compassionate. she loves people and they love her.
In the midst of all her hard work she never forgot her number top priorities which is God and family. She was a devout member of the Celestial Church of Christ  family and raised her family with her religious morals. She was always involved in prayer groups, Good women forum, as well as Councilors’ department.
Mrs Abigail Oluwawemimo Odina lost her beloved husband on the 30th of March, 2002. In the middle of the storms she has been so prayerful, and took care of the family and to God be the glory she never lost any of the children she had for her husband till she passed on to glory.
On top of raising her own children, she has been considered to be a second mother to many people.  She never refused her home to anyone, and she loved family gatherings, reunions, cooking, dancing, and enjoying every second of her life and never compromise her roots.  She never forgot that she came from a well reckoned family, which made her the most modest, humble, and gracious woman.  She always made a point to give back to her family and everyone around her. She not only gave back monetarily, she gave back love with seldom visits, words of wisdom and advice, and her warm loving smile.
Everybody loves her because she knows how to love. Everyone cares for her, because she knows how to take care in return. She had faced all of the struggles in life, and fought for her principles. She was always a dreamer and never gave up on her hopes, dreams and goals.  She lived her life to the fullest with no regrets, and full of love.  She will be missed but never forgotten.
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Tribute to My Beloved Mother, Mrs Abigail Oluwawemimo Odina (Née Akinseye).

January 29, 2019

The moment I received the news of your ascendance, Maami, my world caved in. My heart was torn into two, one was filled with heartache and pain, the other died with you. I wept profusely, sleep eluded me. I lie awake at nights when the world is fast asleep, through the stillness of the dark; alone I take a walk down memory lane with tear filled eyes.
If I could write a story about you, dear mom, it would be the greatest ever told of a kind and warm heart, a loving and caring mother who had a generous heart of gold. Word fail in providing the right words that would correctly describe your sterling qualities. The images fill my head but my education could not arm me with words to say how you are.
I could write a million pages yet unable to say just how much you gave yourself, your love, your resources, your everything; how dedicated you were to caring for your children, grandchildren and others around you; the hope and succour God gave to the childless through you; the free resources you gave generously, the child delivery you superintended through sleepless nights without asking for a dime; the home you gave to the homeless. The encouragement you gave to those who broken-hearted; mediated between warring couples; your generous smile, your sincere advice and kind words that soothe all troubled souls around you, your profound belief that God in heaven watches over our actions.
If I could write a story about your life struggles, the needless troubles and battles you went through in defence of your children and your family and a huge heart full of sunshine with which you tolerated and forgave, a million pages would not be enough to tell the story of how simple a heart you were.
You desired that those who troubled you could understand your inner pains; they failed to understand that you loved and cared for them so much.
You were a bundle of inspiration to all around you. Your kind soul, wise counsel and outstretched hands can’t be quantified. Your home was open to everyone, your hospitality made them feel special. You are the most humble, compassionate, understanding family oriented woman I have ever seen. You are so dear and so true. You had an indescribable inner strength.
When Dad passed on 16 years ago, you went through storms and battles to raise all your children. Like mother hen you shielded us from harm, navigating through legion of landmines laid for you and your children in your home. You owed no man and paid everyone their dues. You were very energetic, highly organised and disciplined. I was not surprised that each group we went for clearance after your death, the reply we got was the same “Iya Ibeji, eni ire looooo”.
I am saddened by your death, dear mother. You went home at the time we were beginning to reward you for your labour over us. But I feel profoundly honoured, blessed and proud that you are my mother. Missing you is a heartache that will never go away but your life will remain a constant reminder that there is no greater way to honour you than to be a better me and uphold the love and peace you lived and died for.
Joy filled my heart when I heard of how you Transited, just as your name implies, OLUWAWEMIMO, (you woke up at the early hour of the Sabbath day, clean yourself up to meet with your God). Maami, Heaven knows am going to miss you a lot, but, in as much as we love you, God loves you more and am quite sure that you are already united with the saints. Greetings to Dad, and tell him how you have played your impeccable roles after his transition long years ago. We assure you both that we shall uphold the legacy you have lived for.
No doubt your parting has left a deep crater but we will fill it with memories of joy, laughter, friendship, kisses that we shared. Yes, Maami, these things we shall miss very much.
Good Night Mom and enjoy your deserved peace with the Lord. Till we meet at the feet of Jesus Christ and part no more!
O di gbaaaaa!!!

Kolawole Amos Taiwo O.

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