ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Oladele Ogundeji, 86 years old, born on January 28, 1935, and passed away on February 9, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Pastor Bakare Ezekiel on February 11, 2022
Pa Oladele Ogundeji, it's a year now you left us to rest from the hardship of this world but we shall always remember you till we meet in Paradise live with Christ forever !
Your Pastor, Bakare Ezekiel say "I love you Papa !"
Posted by Olusola Eunice 0gundeji -... on February 10, 2022
It is one year today Chief daddy that you left this sinful world. We light a candle for you and we are happy that the Lord God has kept us all together as a family. Continue to rest in peace Chief daddy. Sun re o Ayinla Oladele Michael Ogundeji.
Posted by David Babatunde on February 9, 2022
Good night Grandpa,
The young always think they will live forever, but it is days like this that remind me our time on this Earth is fleeting. Therefore it is important to actually live, take care of family and be charitable. These are the things people remember you for, because these are the things I remember you for. Your dedication, wisdom and passion to help others is a lasting legacy etched forever in our hearts. Rest in peace Grandpa.
Posted by Gbenga Jasper on February 9, 2022
Despite your demise, your legacy remains indelible in our hearts. You will always be remembered for the values you birthed and we are still reproducing. Adieu to the crooner of "Gbengus, Gbengus!"
We loved you but God loves you more...
Posted by tharyor timothy on February 9, 2022
It's a year today Chief Grandpa.... I now see the pertinence involved in the unending sacrifices you made for me, the family as a whole, friends and neighbours... This goes a long way in my heart and I would carry this legacy all my life
Posted by Danielle Adefolaju on February 9, 2022
It's been One year Chief Daddy and we really thank God for you. The legacies you left behind: love, generosity, diligence, simplicity, education etc shall grow from strength to strength and from glory to glory. We love you dearly and miss you greatly. Keep resting in the Lord’s bossom.
Posted by Deniyi Stevens on July 18, 2021
We call him the chief daddy even long before the movie chief daddy. He is my father , my friend, my mentor, and more than words can explain fully.
It is not our wish you should leave us at "an early age of 86" so much values we gained, and we were still gaining from you. You were an elder that was not a burden to anyone even till death rather you were the elder that takes care of everyone even in your death.
I learnt a lot of values from you , family was paramount, how you took good care of each one of us , guaranteed our safety (especially the speed and manner we relocated after the robbery incedent at irepodun) . Quality Education was necessary, this is evident in the choice of school we attended. I learnt patience from you, with the way you tactically dealt with your tenants with benevolence, l learnt to give from you,(giving without expectation) countless people both family and non family benefitted from you. I learnt passion, dedication and perseverance from you, (how u transformed from a tailor in okemesi-ekiti to a teacher to a life fellow of the United kingdom chattered institute of bankers and in Nigeria. You used comic approach to teach us some little things of life, I remember the nights of Oro didundidun (sweet stories).Your dedication to service lead the foundation of the Iju community bank and Holla memorial school, you single handedly sponsored so many students, I did not understand it then but now I understand it better.
Your demise created a very big void, not our Will but we need to submit to fate because Heavens gained one, you are in a better place now.
Rest on Baba mi.
Deniyi .
Posted by Adeola Ogundeji on July 17, 2021
A lot of people my age never got to meet their grandparents, I’m so thankful I got to meet mine. I loved spending a lot of my holidays at your place, you were so cheerful, strong and hardworking. I remember your loud and cheerful laughter that always lighted up the whole house while watching something funny on Yoruba african magic. You always gave me money on my birthday, literally never missed a year since I knew the meaning of money. You fought and did your best till the end, now you have gone to be with the lord. Truly, an icon left us 9th February 2021, but to me a Father, My grandpa left us. You may no longer be around but the legacy you built will never be forgotten. Thank you for the sacrifices you’ve made for every one of your children, grandchildren and great grand children. We love and appreciate you sir.


Good bye Grandpa. We love you❤️
Posted by Davida Adefolaju on July 17, 2021
The early hours of February 10th 2021 were one of the most painful hours of my life as far back as I can remember. I had just found out I had lost an icon, a beacon of excellence -my grandfather. He was one of the kindest people I ever had the pleasure of knowing. Grandpa was very generous and compassionate; not only did he inspire me, he also captivated the hearts of the people around him. I never for once thought the day would come where I would have to write this; It might seem selfish but grandpa was one of those people who I thought could live for the longest time, be there at my wedding and hold my first child; but I know God’s time is the best.
I remember all those summer holidays I would go to Iju to stay with him and grandma, he would tell us stories of why he started the school and how his life was when he was younger. His heart was just filled with love and generosity. If I had known this time would come, I would have probed him to tell me more stories so I could at least feel closer to him. I thank God for letting him live a long-fulfilled life, for using him to bring my mom into this life and for giving me the best grandfather any girl could ask for. My only prayer is that God gives me half the heart my grandfather had. I love you forever grandpa. You have fought the good fight, REST EASY.

                   Davida Adefolaju
Posted by Oladapo Adefolaju on July 14, 2021
Chief Daddy; as I usually call you, even before the movie Chief Daddy was released.
I still remember the first time my wife (your lovely daughter introduced me to you as her husband and your son in law to be); your feedback on that day encouraged me to be who I am today.
You took me as your son and lavished us with all God gave you. I cannot recall anytime we asked you for anything and you said no… Thank you for showing us how to give, love and forgive.
Indeed, you gave all you had and never kept anything for yourself.
I remember the way you always say amen every time we pray for you; declaring that Jesus is your Lord and savior; and that you will leave to become 100 years.... A loud AMEN!!! Is always your response. God surely knows best. 
There are so many memories we can think off; was it the day we were stranded at the airport, and you came to our rescue as if it was nothing; or the countless times you stretched forth your hands to help and to counsel. Your counsel we will keep forever…
We will miss you, miss the gist and your laughter at the balcony on Sunday evenings, the birthday gifts… and many more.
Indeed, you came, you sacrificed, taught many, gave to many people; we will never forget you in our hearts.
Sleep well in the Lord till we meet again… BYE CHIEF DADDY!

Whoelese,
Your Son,
Oladapo Adefolaju

Posted by Paula Adefolaju on July 14, 2021
Tribute from Paula

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Paula Adefolaju and I am the granddaughter of Oladele Micheal Ogundeji.

My grandfather is one of the people I can look up to no matter how tall I will ever grow. I will miss your presence in my life.

My grandfather was such a precious gift from above for us to love and treasure. Even when you are gone to be with the Lord, you will be in our hearts forever and I know you are in a happier place.

My grandfather was a humble man; he never liked to be the centre of attention. In life and now in death, he wouldn't want us to focus on him. He wouldn't want us to focus on the sadness of his death but instead focus on the happiness in our lives.
He would want us to appreciate each other and our future.

Grandpa, I will always miss you. But I have so many memories to hang on to. You were a role model, a friend, a father, a grandfather, even a great-grandfather.

Your guidance and love will carry us to through to the end of our days. I love you Grandpa until we meet again.

Sorrow comes in great waves....but it rolls over us, and though it may almost smother us, but it passes and we remain.

We love and appreciate you in death Grandpa.

Paula IsinmiOluwa Adefolaju
Grand Daughter
Posted by Dayo Ogundeji on July 14, 2021
My dearest Grandpa,

I went through various range of emotions when I heard of your passing. From disbelief because I was so certain you would get better, to bargaining; wondering what we could have done better or different to prevent it, then anger and finally acceptance.

But a sense of loss struck me afresh when someone said the "patriarch" of our family had died, and it sunk in that the head of our family was gone. The roles you played in all our lives cannot be overemphasized. You were always present, either physically or a phone call away.

Growing up with you was amazing but getting to spend more time with you in the past year is one of the most memorable times of my life. I have learnt many things from working with you; I saw how you related with people, your kindness and compassion to all, even those that take advantage of you. You always encouraged me to be nicer to people.

When we disagreed on how we should do things, you always remained calm and willing to hear my point of view, and you never tried to impose your decisions on me but explained your views and ideas. 

I miss your calm, dependable presence. You have shown us countless times that you will always have our backs. Your strength was amazing; you went to work every day of the week staying till 6pm just in case someone wanted to see you or make inquiries.

Your dedication to family was incomparable. We are all blessed to have been loved and fathered by a man like you. 

Your legacy to us is Christlikeness, love, kindness, compassion. You helped all that came to you for assistance; I've seen you give your last money to someone in need.

You will continue to live on in my heart, life and thoughts. I miss you so much and I will always love you.

Rest well Chief Grandpa

ADEDAYO OGUNDEJI
Grandchild
Posted by Rachel Babatunde on July 13, 2021
It was such a big shock when I heard you passed away. To be honest I thought this would pass by but I guess it was God time for you to go.

Throughout the time I and my brother lived with you, your heart was so generous and your spirit always light up wherever place you may be. I can still hear you voice calling my name whenever I came to disturb you. I miss you so much Grandpa and thank you for your care and support for all the years we stayed with you. I am sure there is celebration above now because you were truly an angel on earth.

Tobi
Posted by David Babatunde on June 24, 2021

9th of February 2021, the day my Grandpa passed away. When I think of my Grandpa, a picture of a honest and kind man come to my mind.

There was always a calmness about him in every situation, and he was fair to everyone.

When my parents were abroad, you were a father figure to my sister and I. You provided, you looked after us and made sure we had a happy and stable childhood, filled with many happy memories I remember to this day.

Thank you being there, I miss you Grandpa, You will never be forgotten, rest in peace.
Posted by Olusola Eunice 0gundeji -... on June 14, 2021
It was a rude shock to hear of your death, darling Chief daddy on the 9th of February 2021. It is still unbelievable that you are gone. I can remember your smile and hand wave as you said good night to us, a day before you passed on after speaking with you on video call. I now know that was your gentle way of saying good night for ever. I and my family will forever miss you. You were a big advocate of unity and love in the family and your life was all about kindness and giving. Thank you for being the father that fulfilled his responsibility of guidance to all his children. Love you loads daddy and you will forever be missed.
Posted by Samson Babatunde on June 14, 2021
It is often said that “those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.” Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 will forever be an unforgetable day in my life. This is the day, the person who I admire very much, a father and my father-in-law, Pa Michael Oladele Ogundeji, bid this world fare well. With grateful heart I remember the many ways which his long life and knowledge imparted my life, families, friends, the church of God and many others that came his way. He enriched my life with love and all the encouragements that he gave, his kindness was unimaginable. (He used to advise me not to hold back in giving money to help people, for he believed money is important in the life of any human - “Femi, money is very important” (i.e., “Femi, owo se pataki”) Baba o ninu rere sun re o. I pray that God will grant us the fortitude to bear your loss. Pa Michael Oladele Ogundeji, I pray that the joy of life eternal is yours in Jesus name. (Amen)
Posted by Danielle Adefolaju on June 5, 2021
My dearest Daddy,
My Chief Daddy,
How I miss you sooooo much already. You have a special place in my life and I'm grateful to God for making you a truly special father.

I will always remember your smiles, your simplicity, your caring nature, your generosity, the list is truly endless. You filled your space in my life as an excellent father and I will never forget that. You pampered me and yet stood firm in guiding me through the pathways of diligence and hard work.

You knew when your time came and gently gave into the arms of your maker. We all love and miss you dearly.

Thank you Chief Daddy for everything. I know we will meet again. Please rest on in the bosom of the Lord; rest on from all the stress of life, rest on in perfect peace.

You came, you saw and conquered!

I will forever love and miss you my Chief Daddy.

Danielle Adefolaju
Daughter
Posted by Pastor Bakare Ezekiel on June 5, 2021
It was a great shock when I heard Baba, Elder Oladele Ogundeji left this heart, I don't know that will be the day I will see you last when we worship together on February in our Sunday service. Baba, you're a peaceful maker, gentle indeed, lover of God's work, assistance to all ministers of God in time of needs and always punctual in church. I can not write all your works here but I knew it's already written for you in the Book of Life. Baba Ogundeji sun-un re oooo !!!
Posted by Alero Osuji on June 1, 2021
Wow never knew papa was born in Ghana,we all will miss you sir ,thank you for being a wonderful father and grandfather to Adeola and Angie.Rest In Peace sir.
Posted by Yemi Ogundeji on June 1, 2021
"Fading away like the stars of the morning, losing their lights in the glorious sun. Thus, shall we pass from this earth and its toiling, only remembered by what we have done".
We will forever remember the lives you touched; the burdens you lifted; the tears you wiped; the joy you brought; the hope you inspired; the peace you championed; the trust you embodied; the courage you displayed; your wisdom; your charitableness; your selflessness; your cheerfulness; your kindness; your simplicity and the excellence you stood for!
Though gone away from this world, the light you sparked will always glow in our hearts. We can never forget your lovely smiles. Your wise counsel remain timeless. We appreciate your sincerity and uprightness. We cherish your strength of character. And we will always be proud of all your legacies.
Your rightful place is the bosom of the Lord and there we will meet never to depart again.

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Posted by Pastor Bakare Ezekiel on February 11, 2022
Pa Oladele Ogundeji, it's a year now you left us to rest from the hardship of this world but we shall always remember you till we meet in Paradise live with Christ forever !
Your Pastor, Bakare Ezekiel say "I love you Papa !"
Posted by Olusola Eunice 0gundeji -... on February 10, 2022
It is one year today Chief daddy that you left this sinful world. We light a candle for you and we are happy that the Lord God has kept us all together as a family. Continue to rest in peace Chief daddy. Sun re o Ayinla Oladele Michael Ogundeji.
Posted by David Babatunde on February 9, 2022
Good night Grandpa,
The young always think they will live forever, but it is days like this that remind me our time on this Earth is fleeting. Therefore it is important to actually live, take care of family and be charitable. These are the things people remember you for, because these are the things I remember you for. Your dedication, wisdom and passion to help others is a lasting legacy etched forever in our hearts. Rest in peace Grandpa.
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Shared by Danielle Adefolaju on January 28, 2022
On this day, I remember my darlyn Chief Daddy in a special way and I celebrate him. It could have been your 87th Birthday. You will always have a special place in our hearts Chief Daddy....I remember your gentle smiles and acts of kindness on this day ♥

Rest on in the Lord Chief Daddy
Shared by Olusola Eunice 0gundeji -... on January 28, 2022
Happy birthday Chief daddy where ever you are. You are missed.