ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Olawunmi Aina, 61 years old, born on November 12, 1959, and passed away on January 26, 2021. We will remember him forever.

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Date: Feb 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM West Central Africa
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The Funeral Arrangements of Olawunmi Akanbi Aina.
12th Nov. 1959 - 26th Jan. 2021.
Funeral Service:
Date: Thursday 18th February 2021.
Venue: Holy Trinity Anglican Church Ebute-Ero. Lagos.
Time: 10am West Central Africa
Interment: Immediately after Funeral Service. Ikoyi Cemetery. Beside Vault and Gardens.


Posted by Funke Oladapo on February 18, 2021
Your memories are special gift that l will always treasure, the pain will never really gone from my heart, but l will always love you and remember you every day. But l will honor your memory in the best way possible, someday we will meet each other again.
Your dearest cousin (OJu)
OLABIMPE AGBEKE AINA
Posted by Gail McLaughlin on February 18, 2021
Ola was a very genuine, kind-hearted, hard-working, and caring individual. He would always greet me with the warmest smile whenever I saw him.
The news of his passing really shocked and saddened me dearly. He will truly be missed.
May you rest in peace.
Posted by Morayo Dawodu on February 17, 2021
Lawunmi a brother, friend with a heart of gold you gone so soon I know personally I will miss you dearly will the love that you showed me and my children, may you rest in perfect peace in the bossom of your maker
Adio my brother. You will be missed. No
Posted by Shaun McLaughlin on February 17, 2021
Uncle Ola is someone who will be cherished in our hearts forever. He was someone that we truly looked up to and we always knew from the times we were with him that we were going to leave with laughter, and a smile on our faces. I remember us coming by his shop almost every summer during college to check on him, and Matt.

He would always have a joke about us putting too many people in our little Saab convertible which is why our tires were always flat, and tell us to slow down when we were driving. I will always cherish the test drives with the convertible top down with him. He also used to say, "Back in the day they used to call me E-El-Ola” and do his signature dance when his favorite songs would come on in the shop. Me and Steve would be shaking our heads in tears laughing. There’s so many memories we have with him, and so many moments when he taught us valuable life lessons.

Whether it was about our cars, college, relationships, he always taught us to treat people right and to never stop learning. We always walked out of the shop learning something new, and we appreciate every moment with him. He had this joyful spirit that made us feel grateful to be in his presence. I’m pretty sure he’s either smiling, or dancing up there, and the best thing is that he’s in no more pain. He will always be with us.

Love,

Shaun & Stephen McLaughlin
Posted by Stan McLaughlin on February 17, 2021
On January 26, 2021 I didn't just lose a good friend, it felt as though I lost a true blood brother. My journey with Ola started in the early 1990's at a small one bay auto shop in Riverdale Georgia, where both our relationship grew along with his business. He worked his way from that one bay shop to occupying one of the largest auto spaces in the entire auto complex. His business was a place where everyone was welcomed. After hours, when the business would close, it became a favorite gathering spot for his good customers and friends. During that time we referred to it as the Club (Members Only). His loyal clients were of all ethnicities. You were always welcomed as long as you came in peace. If you came in any other way Brother Ola had a special way of straighten you out right away. The people who truly knew him know where I'm coming from...lol. He was a very smart and awesome auto technician. He didn't just care for your vehicle, he cared for the safety of his customers. On many occasions, I witnessed him working on customer cars knowing that he may not get paid once the work was completed. He was that kind of guy.

He never turned down an opportunity to talk current events and was very passionate about his political views. I'll will truly miss having does conversations.

One of the things that I noticed when I first met Ola was his love for his family. Our relationship went beyond the auto shop. Our families were very close, from attending each others kids birthday parties and both of us being a positive part of our children lives from grade school, college and young adulthood. He and Diane always made me and my family feel right at home when ever we visited. To this very day, I'm hooked on African food because of Brother Ola. He always had something cooking when I would visit him. I think he and Diane sometime competed in that kitchen, her soul food and his African cuisine definitely kept me coming back.

So many good memories, stories and comedic moments. Gone but never forgotten. Rest in peace my brother.

Stan

Posted by chia joy on February 17, 2021
There is a time in someone's life when you don't desire to see the sun, to see no one, to talk to no one, to give food to your soul. It's exactly how I felt the day I learnt you passed on, the pain of losing you can not be forgotten soon. If tears could bring you back, mine alone would have brought you back. I miss you so much, good night my best friend Olawunmi Aino. I love you even in death.
Posted by Kemi Okafor on February 17, 2021
My dear Uncle Lawunmi. When I think of the persona of an uncle, you are the one that comes to mind. You were always so warm, so funny, so kind, so giving, and always there for my family and me. It cuts to my core knowing that I will not get to see your face again on this side of eternity, and enjoy moments with you. I have the fondest memories of hearing your deep rich voice saying something light-hearted that made us laugh (or doing something funny like the stanky leg to crack us up). Although you were an uncle, I saw you as a father figure. I know we did not talk often, but you were so so special to me. I only wish now I could go back in time to let you know how much you positively impacted my life. My siblings can attest your kind supportive nature, and how you were there for us. You are forever loved by many. You will be missed immensely, and you will be forever remembered and respected. It is so very hard saying bye for now, but we celebrate your life and legacy to the utmost. I love you, Uncle.
Posted by Damola Ekpoudom on February 17, 2021
This is extremely difficult for me, because words cannot truly express the impact you had on my life Uncle. I know there were many layers to you, but I am grateful for your kindness and your family that embraced us. You were my favorite uncle and you helped with me with the process of trusting family more. I appreciated you stepping up and showing support for my family. I wish I would have been able to give you all your flowers while you were here, but I will honor your memory in my everyday life. You are this bigger than life presence that will always be with me and you will never be forgotten. I love you. Rest In Peace Uncle.
Posted by DIANE BREWER on February 17, 2021
Rest in peace my beloved. Always and forever you will hold a very special place in my heart. Gone to soon but will never be forgotten.
Posted by Tunde Onabanjo on February 17, 2021
I don't even know where to start. It still feels so unreal. Uncle Ola was like one of those people you meet and they make a positive impact in your life. He saw potentials in me that no one else saw. He was kind-hearted and easy going. He had a part in grooming me into the person that I am today. Forever grateful. There's always something about him that promotes peace. You're gone, but will never be forgotten. Love always.
Posted by Mojisola Ositelu on February 17, 2021
Dearest brother Good nite. I can never forget our last memories during mummy's burial. We love you, but jesus loves you more sleep well.
Posted by Akinola Fani-Kayode on February 17, 2021
Brotherme my cousin, grew me through to adolescence, took care of me, shared everything with me, taught me how to drive, loved me like a brother, he greatly influenced me in so many ways.
He use to love soul music Teddy Pendergrass was one of his favourite singers, he also loved jazz Fela being his idol in that field at that time I had the pleasure to live with him in the same room for years, his music also became mine, like his taste in food, films.
I still see that smile of his right now.
He was truly pure of heart and a very loving and caring person whom will be dearly missed.
Oh my dear brotherme is gone to rest with our ancestors but he'll remain in my heart, mind and spirit forever, I'd like to think I have that same beautiful spirit as he.
Rest in perfect peace brotherme.
Posted by Jumoke Nadi on February 17, 2021
Words fail me on hearing of your demise my dear brother. May your sweet and gentle soul rest in peace and may the lord comfort all the family you left behind.
Posted by Funke Oladapo on February 17, 2021
Rest on my dearest brother.
Love you till eternity
Your loving sister
Short of words right now
Firstlady Grace Adeola Akpanubi
Posted by Wande Brewer on February 16, 2021
Olawumni was my father. I had the pleasure of knowing and being his daughter for 28 years of my life.

My father was a kind and generous man. I was always told that I looked just like my dad but never really saw the resemblance until recently. We both are tall, slender, and tell horrible jokes. I would jokingly tell people that he got his good looks from me.

One of my earliest childhood memories is of my dad singing and dancing to Bob Marley for hours. He loved reggae music and would play his favorite songs for hours. Soon his favorite songs would become my favorite songs. He would also play a lot of Fela Kuti. My dad would tell me how Fela was not only a famed musician but was also an activist of his time. I loved hearing about my dad's culture.

As a young girl, I always wanted to visit my dad’s home of Nigeria. The music he would play and the food we would cook would make me feel as if I had already been there once before. Although I didn’t get the chance to travel to see his home, it was nice to know that I had a big family waiting to see me. I just wish we had more time.

One of my dad's best qualities is that he made sure that my brother and I were the best at whatever we did. He always encouraged us to never give up and made sure that we were supportive of each other. I will always cherish that.

I LOVE my father and MISS him already. I only hope that he finds peace and happiness where he is now and that he knows that his family truly loves him and misses him. I am sure he is now keeping his parents company, along with my Uncle David (Tunde).

Until we meet again.
Love always.

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Posted by Funke Oladapo on February 18, 2021
Your memories are special gift that l will always treasure, the pain will never really gone from my heart, but l will always love you and remember you every day. But l will honor your memory in the best way possible, someday we will meet each other again.
Your dearest cousin (OJu)
OLABIMPE AGBEKE AINA
Posted by Gail McLaughlin on February 18, 2021
Ola was a very genuine, kind-hearted, hard-working, and caring individual. He would always greet me with the warmest smile whenever I saw him.
The news of his passing really shocked and saddened me dearly. He will truly be missed.
May you rest in peace.
Posted by Morayo Dawodu on February 17, 2021
Lawunmi a brother, friend with a heart of gold you gone so soon I know personally I will miss you dearly will the love that you showed me and my children, may you rest in perfect peace in the bossom of your maker
Adio my brother. You will be missed. No
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Ola Aina: My Father

Shared by Matthew Brewer on February 17, 2021
My dad, Ola Aina, was a man that, with me; how can I explain it, was somewhat like a "Sanford and Son" relationship. He was never shy about being blunt about what to say to people, being honest at what he does, and does his job to the best of his ability. For years, we did work together at A-1 Auto Repair and live in the same roof. My dad and I would argue about alot of things and how to solve problems; sometimes leading up to heated ones that I would try to diffuse quickly but more than often fail. But like Spock and his father Sarek on "Star Trek", I feel like; right now; I miss the arguments we had as it was our special but weird way to talk to one another and discuss our issues. However, we both knew that we loved each other and that we would get over it soon. Some of our happiest moments are when we would watch classic TV shows like, “All in the Family”, “Gunsmoke”, “Family Feud”, etc; at the shop that he grew up watching when we weren’t working and enjoying them. 

He was also a prankster, trying to put one up on me and my sister. Me and my mom, very rarely, was very hard to fool; my sister, well, you would have to talk with her about that. ;-) But that was one part of his life that helped lift things up around the house; that and when he would blast reggae music in the house. He would help the family in need when they needed it. He would be there for my uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. He would also do his best to make sure my mom had the best of everything. As my mom was a bit more protective when me and my sister would go out, he was more trusting knowing we would be safe. He would also try to make us eat the food he was brought up in Nigeria, my sister more accepting to it as I wasn’t that interested in it, but the days that I did try it out and enjoyed it, I would like to believe he was happy to see me out of my comfort zone to try something he liked. He was tough, stubborn, playful, hard-working, and fair. And would never forget where he came from. That was the kind of man he was.

I will miss him so much and I know he is in a better place with his mom, dad, and Uncle David Lowo (and pardon the expression, those two are “raising heck” in heaven).

I know I would never get the chance to say my last words to him personally but I feel this will be as close as I will get to do that. So, this is not a goodbye, but more of a "See You Later". 

I LOVE YOU, DAD!!!

Love,
Matthew Brewer

My Father

Shared by Wande Brewer on February 16, 2021
Olawumni was my father. I had the pleasure of knowing and being his daughter for 28 years of my life. 

My father was a kind and generous man. I was always told that I looked just like my dad but never really saw the resemblance until recently. We both are tall, slender, and tell horrible jokes. I would jokingly tell people that he got his good looks from me. 

One of my earliest childhood memories is of my dad singing and dancing to Bob Marley for hours. He loved reggae music and would play his favorite songs for hours. Soon his favorite songs would become my favorite songs. He would also play a lot of Fela Kuti. My dad would tell me how Fela was not only a famed musician but was also an activist of his time. I loved hearing about my dad's culture.

As a young girl, I always wanted to visit my dad’s home of Nigeria. The music he would play and the food we would cook would make me feel as if I had already been there once before. Although I didn’t get the chance to travel to see his home, it was nice to know that I had a big family waiting to see me. I just wish we had more time.

One of my dad's best qualities is that he made sure that my brother and I were the best at whatever we did. He always encouraged us to never give up and made sure that we were supportive of each other. I will always cherish that.

I LOVE my father and MISS him already. I only hope that he finds peace and happiness where he is now and that he knows that his family truly loves him and misses him. I am sure he is now keeping his parents company, along with my Uncle David (Tunde).

Until we meet again. 
Love always,
Wande