ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of Olori Chief (Mrs) Mary Adesina (née Otuyelu) who passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 25th, 2021. She was 92.

Mary Adeola was a servant of Christ, a loving mother, sister, grandma and great grandma, and a committed friend. She was loved by many and fondly known as Mama Ade, Mummy White House, Big Mummy, Grandma Ilupeju among other nicknames. 

Due to the need to comply with COVID-19 protocols to safeguard lives, the family will not be receiving condolence visits from individuals or groups at home. The funeral service will be strictly limited to immediate family.  All other well wishers will be welcome to attend via zoom link. 

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Posted by Funmilayo Fashanu on March 15, 2021
Grand ma white house, i thank God for the grace to have known you. You took me as a daughter, stood by me when my education was shaky. In my marriage you were there as well as a mother always advising, praying and cheering me up. Thanks for being a hero in our lives. I, bobo and Ayo wont forget your ginger drink, aloe vera and herbal drinks every saturday morning while in Ilupeju and plantain chips. You were an ecxellent cook, prayer warrior ,a wonderful captain. Back then driving home from church and you would make funny jokes. We would miss you dearly and keep you in our hearts. Continue to rest in the LORD.
Posted by Wunmi Ekundayo on March 14, 2021
MAMA,

You have been an inspiration to everyone around you

We will forever miss your caring, selfless nature, love, and most especially your prayers.

We love you, but God love you most. your memories will forever remain in our hearts
Posted by ade adesina on March 12, 2021
BIG MUMMY

It is difficult to accept the death of a loved one. We all wish to live forever on earth without losing anyone dear to us. But sadly, death is inevitable. We pray that your soul will continue to rest in perfect peace.

Big Mummy, you have left a remarkable legacy here on earth. Please know that you will never be forgotten and always loved by all of us in the family. You were a unique person. You chose to live life to the fullest and in your own way. 

You fought a good fight and won the race. You left a legacy that will be read through the generations. You left a mark in our hearts that nothing will ever erase. We celebrate your life, your strength and your resolve.

Rest in God’s arms, till we meet again

Adieu Big Mummy

From The Children & Grandchildren of Late Gabriel Olusanjo and Bolajoko Adesina
Posted by Adeniji Adeyemo on March 12, 2021
Mama oninu re, Mama awon ewe, e sun re o l’akata Jesu.
We learnt of the demise of Mummy with great shock, but gratitude to Almighty God for her precious and well spent life because of the assurances that she is in safe hands of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Mummy, may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace in the bosom of your creator till we meet to part no more.

Denji Adeyemo & Family
Posted by Alison Iyabode Shoyombo on March 11, 2021
To God be the glory for the life our Mother, Grandmother and Greatgrandmother spent and the impact she had on many people; I as one of them.

I met Mama through my late mother who always referred to her as "Yeemi" meaning (my mama). She did help as much as she could and always send me bill for all her due's in her band even though she would have covered some as she was her Band Captain. I thank God for us all that we were all given the grace by God to be able to celebrate her. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace. 

I commit all of us that she left behind into the special grace of God for His protectection and to keep us all that we may all be blessed with long and healthy life IJMN. {Amen}.
Posted by Wale Adeyemo on March 11, 2021
We thank God for Mama’s wonderful life. May God grant eternal rest for her Soul in his bosom. I pray God to grant all the family the fortitude and peace to move on in unity of purpose and the fear of the Lord. She will be greatly missed........rest on Mama.
Posted by Ayoola Lapite on March 11, 2021
PRINCESS OLORI MARY ADEOLA ADESINA
(Alias, Mummy, Mummy; Mummy Ilupeju)
She lived the life of a good Christian woman; she was highly devoted and committed to the Lord Jesus Christ and His Doctrines.
She was a woman of virtue who lived her life peacefully with her late husband, Prince Solomon Mofoluso Adesina, and mother to her children, relations and friends.
We could recall that in spite of the tension that arose from the Lagos traffic situation, distance was never a problem for Mummy to attend important family ceremonies as well as church services and meetings even at odd hours of the day.
She was very much appreciated for her warm relationship with the family of her late husband.
Mummy had no dull moment that you can observe in her demeanor.
She sustained herself by holding to Jesus Christ with her prayers and Christian songs. You won't ever notice that she had any problem in life.
Our association with her spanned a period of more than sixty years. This period impressed deeply on us that she was a good wife and loving mother to us as well as to our children, a peaceful and kind woman who embraced harmonious family relationship with all extended families.
We thank God for her children for their care and support for such a woman who had offered so much service to others in her younger days. The Lord will surely reward them for their love and kindness.
We wish her a peaceful rest in the Bosom of the Lord.

CHIEF AND CHIEF MRS TUNDE LAPITE.
Posted by David Olayemi on March 11, 2021
Big Mummy!!! How do i begin to write or express you in the past? But all glory goes to the Almighty who thought that it was time for you to come home....You were loving, caring, welcoming, prayerful and never selfish. Sleep well grandma and keep resting at the bossom of your maker. We shall meet again on the resurrection morning.
A O PADE LESE JESU
NIBI TI AKONI YARA WA
A O RIRA WA AO YO MO RAWA
JESU NI YIO SE ALAGA WA.

ADIEU BIG MUMMY.
Posted by OLUFUWA AKINOLA on March 10, 2021
From Mrs Funlola Olufuwa (Otuyelu), Sister Deola as you were fondly called by my siblings and I. You were truly a rare gem. You will be greatly missed. Omo egbo mogun ara ijamo, sun re o
Posted by Kemi Adesina on March 10, 2021
To grandma
Thank you for always being loving, friendly and kind. i know you always were helping and thinking of others and now your time has come to rest.
When I think of you, I think of your comforting smile and your need to help. I will never forget my first vacation to Nigeria, I was suffering from the different climate and it was affecting my skin. In your merciful way you took me out to your garden without saying anything and broke a aloe Vera branch in half and told me to use it to help with the pain. I think back to myself and always smile cause I knew I didn’t even need to ask for you to help, it was always in your nature to help. I still look back on this day as the day I actually got to know you and grew an appreciation for natural remedies I use still till this day. I will always be thankful for that last in person moment with you.
Although you are gone, I hope your heart and your helpful spirit stays with us all and when the sun shines I’ll think of you smiling down on us from heaven.
With love
Posted by tope toluhi on March 10, 2021
Awwwwww, Mama, you have travelled to the great beyond. By now you must have re-united with your loved ones who have gone before you! What a re-union! Mama, I can see your smiles you know, the way you used to smile when we discussed. You were a delight to be with. You were a smooth conversationist, you never ran out of topics to discuss. You certainly are at Peace where you are in the bosom of the good Lord. You indeed deserve that rest from thIs side of the divide, so sleep on Mama, till the Resurrection Day when we meet at Jesus feet. Fare thee well Mama. Adieu.
Posted by Taiwo Ogunsona Ogundele on March 10, 2021
Maami (Mama Ilekeji)
Knowing you and your family at such a young age was a wonderful experience; my mum calls you iyawo lawyer, my friends call you mama white house, you have so many names and you showed love to all of us. In those days you always call me and say Taiye your Sister brought some chocolates (imagine chocolates and a young girl). After we left ilupeju you remained Maami, until you left for Big Aunty's place. Every I time come home you will chat with me for so long advising, praying and praising me for the woman I have become. You always have something to give me and also to my children that you never met. I will miss you. Knowing that you have gone to rest, till we meet again Maami. Rest in perfect peace.
Taiwo
Posted by Omowunmi Olugbenle on March 10, 2021
A Tribute to our Mother -
Mrs. Mary Adeola Adesina

It's hard to write a tribute about a mother who we all loved to be with whilst growing up and was always there for us when we needed her attention the most - A Mother indeed!

Mummy has always been part of our lives growing up even till her old age.

Certainly, her departure from us will be surely missed.

We thank God for a life well lived for the Lord. Sun re o! Our beloved Mother!!

The Otuyalo's
Posted by Kehinde Adesina on March 10, 2021

Dear Big Mummy

My first memory of you was when I came to Nigeria in the 1970s and you were saying EKU ABO (welcome home)

You allowed both Taiwo and myself to stay with you during our summer holidays and for most of our school breaks when we were growing up. You cooked my favorite food.

I thank God for your life and the resilience you showed during the various challenges you faced, this is a source of inspiration to me.

Continue to rest in peace, big mummy

Posted by Taiwo Adesina on March 10, 2021
Dear Big Mummy

You were one of a kind. You were bigger than life itself.

When growing up I thought you will live forever. Your death has driven home the fact that we are all mere mortals

Thank you for allowing me to be part of your journey.

Adieu big mummy, continue to rest in peace in Jesus Name. Amen

Posted by Adetunji Olawoye on March 10, 2021
Mummy, your immense care for all of us at 10 Onayade street, Fadeyi, Lagos in the 60s' & 70s' made us one big happy family. I can never forget you admonishing and advising Gbenga, Dewale and myself as naughty children. Memories flashed through me the last time I saw you in 2017 and was glad that we had you as a mother.
You lived a fulfilling life dedicated to the service of the Almighty God.
Sleep on till we meet to part no more.

May your gentle soul rest in peace. Amen.
Posted by Sharon Otuyelu on March 9, 2021
Dear Mummy,

Rest in perfect peace.

Your death still came as a shock to me as I thought you will be with us till your 100th years. Am happy I saw you some months ago, my only regret is that if I had known that the last time, I saw you would be the last time I saw you.

I would have hugged you a little tighter, told you I love you a little louder and stayed by your side a little longer. I fondly remember you always waiting for me outside the gate in Ilupeju anytime I arrive back to Nigeria and my favorite foods ready for me.

Anyway, our God knows best. I will miss you so much.

Thank you for being my big mummy.

Love always, Sharon Otuyelu.
Posted by 'Bunmi Adewale Adesina on March 8, 2021
Death changes everything….
But Time changes nothing… I will miss the sound of your voice; I will miss teasing you...I will miss... so many things about you.

My dear Mother-in-love aka “Baba Ade’s Mama Ade” and “Mommie ooo” … I can hear your usual response.

You were the truest, dearest, mother-in-law I could ever have asked for. I called you friend, adviser, intercessor and also Mommie ooo. You touched my heart in so many ways, with your strength and laugh. The various teachings about life in general, cooking of various authentic Yoruba dishes, turning the leftovers into sumptuous new meals, wasting nothing and purposing everything into something useful, free hand cutting and sewing. I still tell folks the story of how shocked you were of my lack of sewing skills and matching me off to buy a sewing machine that very moment. “Every mom needs a sewing machine; it is an essential tool”. It kept me occupied during many winter blizzards. I still have the sewing machine and your grand children keep asking why I need it when there are dry cleaners and tailors everywhere.

My love for Yoruba worship and gospel music was further developed from your visits. Your love for Christ was evident in your ways and not only in fasting, prayers but in worship and praise. You would play the “Oke Mimo” CDs among many daily. One particular track stood out “lehin Jesu ko si enikan Oba mimo” and “O se O Jesu” we labeled them grandma’s anthems, you loved to sing and dance to them which was always infectious dance, and I would watch you sing and dance with the kids.
 
I thank you for sharing...The wisdom in your many advices especially those birth by our intimate conversations in the early days of my matrimonial years and motherhood. The captivating stories of your life experiences and moments of hindsight that were your teaching moment, life experiences as a sisi and wife to “Baba Ade” and as a mother. The wisdom of identifying subtle things that can derail a happy matrimonial home and relationships, the solid assurance of constant praying and praise.

So no, time changes nothing. Days will roll on and then into years but “Baba Ade’s Mama Ade” my dear mom-in love I will forever remember you with silent tears of joy thanking God that our paths crossed and knowing you are now with the Lord. He has you in His arms and I have you in my heart.

In the last few years, I gradually learnt to silently watch you preparing to exit this world.  We both knew without saying that my last visit to you in March 2020 was indeed going to be the last time we set eyes on each other this side of heaven. We tearfully said our goodbyes. But, I am still not prepared, it hit much harder than I thought it would.

I will miss the sound of your voice, your laugh when I tease you as “Baba Ade’s Mama Ade” or “my Olomi’s first wife” and the tight hugs we shared. I love you for so many reasons, but most of all for the pureness of your love. I love and thank you for how you brought up my Olomi Dewale and the godly values instilled in him. When others say you were stern, I know you were principled, firm but fair and full of love. Your ability to share your love to everyone, my friends and family included. I say thank you.

Good night my dearest Mommie ooo, Baba Ade’s Mama Ade you were indeed one in a million, one of the most beautiful souls one could ever meet. Thank you for your love, care, prayers, kind words and advices and for the precious memories of the bond we shared. I will miss you until we meet again. 

Sun re iya da da … ‘Bunmi Adewale Adesina
1 Corinthians 15:50-57
Posted by Olumide Okanlawon on March 8, 2021
Good night our Big Mummy, on behalf of the boys as you used to call us will never forget your love, care, affection and support towards us after the death of our Daddy ( Prophet Adesina). I remember you coming to youth fellowship at the end of every month before the close of service to handover envelope to us and say "Eyin boys e manage e" that is you boys should manage it..... you put smiles on our face when we thought all hope is lost..... Big mummy,We will all miss you greatly. May you continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we shall meet to part no more, in Jesus name.
Posted by Waheed Dawodu on March 7, 2021
Dearest Mummy,
Only fond blessed memories as you, dear Mum always always gave me 100% attention, chats, invited visits, cheerful talks, advises, counsels, everything !!!!!!!!
And Mummy never grew old, same old beautiful cheerful loving praying Mum
You live in my heart and the hearts of so many "children" whose lives you have only impacted POSITIVELY
Wow !!!! Clap clap clap clap
Waheed Dawodu
Posted by Dokun Adeyemo on March 7, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MUMMY: Olori, Chief, (Mrs.) Mary Adeola Adesina.
“Mummy”, that is what I call her, and that is what she was to me ever since the day we met until she breathed her last breadth in my presence. She used to call me Sirdoks or sometimes Sir Daddy Doks. I guess that was her safe pet name for me.
I got to meet Mummy sometime in 1979, when my wife, Yetunde her daughter and I started courting before we got married in 1980. Right from the day we met, she in her own way welcomed me in a way that I considered Special. We would exchange greetings and a few polite words and she would quietly disappear from the scene.
Getting to know Mummy during the subsequent years, I could observe that she has a very strong character, a strong disciplinarian with very high work ethics, she would not condone laziness or cutting corners under her charge. She upheld the principle of taking responsibility for your action and good behaviour at all times. We got along very well and she was a source of strength, comfort and solace to our young family, more especially when I was transferred to Warri and Yetunde was still working in Lagos. We had no reliable house help at that time.
Mummy was a great hostess, preparing many sumptuous variety of meals for lunch or dinner anytime we visit her home at Ilupeju. It was always a time to feast and you must eat out of every dish! It is also very interesting that Mummy and I shared a common trait “Snacking in between meals” and that for me was a special bond. I could enjoy many of those small chops that I love and are no longer commonly found. From mosa, ipekere, walnuts (roasted), and so many others that I can’t remember now.
Our relationship grew more intimate over the years, such that we had a kind of quiet understanding of each other and feel for each other in our own way. Mummy as I got to know her over the years, was a very kind and very generous woman, who took responsibility for family, relations, and others. She was someone who really cares. She was thrifty.
She loved her God Almighty with all her strength, her mind, and her soul. Nothing could stop her from participating in all the activities of the C&S Movement Church “Ayo ni O” when she was still agile and able. She was the popular mother of every child, taking care of them so that they can be part of the worship service and benefit from it. She had other functions and responsibilities at the church which she carried out diligently to the best of her ability.
A very generous and welcoming person to all and sundry, and many people took advantage of this trait to cheat and exploit her generosity. Like all human beings, she was subjected to people’s wickedness in many ways but she was always forgiving and will not carry such incidents in countenance.
Mummy spent the last 5 years of her life with us, and I am very grateful to God Almighty for this special Grace. It was a great experience for me living with an old family member and there were great and priceless lessons learnt apart from being a very pleasant experience.
Mummy could hold very strong opinions about things around her which sometimes may be misunderstood and may be misinterpreted, but that was her just like anyone of us. I remember fondly Mummy and I will sit next to each other having “Ipade omo Ile” that Family meeting to resolves issue affecting both of us and others.
My heart sank when we could no longer have the meetings, when she started being forgetful and was talking less staying more quiet and contemplative until we could no longer hold our “Ipade omo Ile”.
With and from her I gained a lot of valuable insight about growing old and very old too. This will be with me and will guide me until we all meet at the other side with our Lord God Almighty.
Mummy, I thank God Almighty for making our paths cross each other, for the relationship we had and for the care for my children, family as a whole and especially for me. I can never thank you enough. I thank God that we were able to spend time together, I will always remember those moments. I will always remember you. I miss you!!!
May your soul Rest in Perfect Peace. AMEN.

Adedokun Adeyemo (Sirdoks)
Posted by Taiwo Adeyemo on March 7, 2021
On behalf of all of us at the Foreign Missions and Overseas Affairs Ministry of the C&S Movement Church Surulere District, we commiserate with you on passage of Mama Adesina as just notified.

Mama was a loving mother and a devote Christian in her life time. She served God and humanity till ripe old age. We wish she could still be around for more years but God loves her more to have recalled her home at this time of her life.

Please accept our condolences while we pray that the good Lord will grant you, the entire Adesina clan and the church of God the fortitude to bear her passage.

May her gentle soul rest in the bosom of the Lord.

Warm regards and remain blessed.

Yours in Christ,


Prophet Bolaji Odutayo                                             S/M/I/I Tayelolu Showemimo
Apostolic Deputy (FM&OAM)                                        Secretary (FM&OAM)
Posted by Olufunmilayo Lamina on March 6, 2021
Mummy lived her life with a passion for love and acceptance of all people. She was kind and very accommodating. She loved to sit and chat with us. Always curious about our future.
As a teenager then, I needed someone that I could put my absolute life in her hands but I found none except you - trustworthy holder of my challenges and fears.
She pruned my personality with wisdom and led me to Christ.
Mummy, I will continue to miss you everyday.
Forever in our hearts.
Posted by Temitope Adesina on March 6, 2021
“Temitope....Come here”
Mrs Mary Adeola Adesina, but Grandma to me. My defender and my advocate. Whenever I would be getting yelled at or about to get a beating, well-deserved by the way. I would run to grandma. “Temitope....Come here!” – dad’s voice; knowing I’m in trouble. I already knew where to go; straight to grandma!!. The love and care that she showered on me was priceless, the hugs and the kisses, Wow!

When I visited Nigeria for the first time I had a choice of staying with my grandparents or going with my dad to the village. I was scared at the time because I hadn’t been away from my parents for extended period of time. I cried and I cried. But once my dad left, I had the time of my life. Playing video games with my grandma, breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the calling Jollof rice and Fanta! I was so spoiled exploring Lagos with my cousins (the Adeyemos). How life’s experience would be different without grandma.
I grateful for every moment with her. Growing into the man I am today, I’m starting to understand why I am the way am and where I get my personality. I attribute that to Grandma Mary and Granddad Solomon because they started the foundation for me. Without them I wouldn’t be here. To the queen whose smile would light up a room. To the beautiful person and soul. I love you grandma.
Thank you for everything.
Temi Adesina
Posted by Olayiwola Komolafe on March 6, 2021
Good night grandma Adesina. We love you but Jesus loves you more. You for lived an examplary life. We will meet again at the feet of Jesus.
Posted by B. Lalude on March 5, 2021
TRIBUTE TO GRANDMA ADESINA (MAMA ADE)
We remember Mama with much affection. She was a classy lady with brains. Even in her old age one could see that she must have been very witty throughout her life. She also always had so much knowledge and wisdom to share. She was however a lady with strong will and conviction who never hesitated to declare her position on any issue.
With her signature sweet smile she always warmly welcomed visitors. She was a prayerful woman who constantly sent us forth with prayers and never failed to ask about the welfare of our entire family whenever we visited her.
Our prayer is that she will Rest In Peace with her maker whom she served diligently throughout her life.
We know that the immediate and wider families she left behind will surely miss her but they can have the satisfaction that she lived a healthy and truly productive life.
Adieu Mama Ade !! You will always be fondly remembered.

Femi & Bimpe Lalude
Posted by Mojisola Otuyelu on March 5, 2021
Good night our precious mother, mama Ilupeju, fondly called by me and d children.We love u,but God loves u more. May u continue to rest in d bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we shall meet to part no more, in Jesus name,Amen
Posted by Sunmola Adesina on March 5, 2021
Her smile, made her never have to say a word because her smile would always warm my heart.
She’d smile whenever I was upset to remind me that there no reason to be upset. She’d smile while singing songs that have stuck with me forever. She’d smile whenever I called her name or when I’d just embrace her with a hug. She was always so cheerful she could light up the room with just her smile. I remember being in Nigeria a couple years ago and seeing her after not seeing her for so long she still had the biggest smile. I remember drinking bitter lemon and leaving it on the side table and I came back to it being finished... with a smile. I looked at her and she looked at me and started to laugh knowing that she couldn’t have sugar. I just remember her telling me to “shhh” with a smile because she knew she couldn’t have it.
I will always remember her with a smile because I always reminded to smile whenever I was with her. You will always be remembered with a smile. I love you.
Posted by Adekemi Adesina on March 5, 2021
Our dear mummy you taught me so many things in life which I can never forget your love for us is so amazing and you will forever be missed. I love you but Jesus loves you more. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace sun re ooo mama wa.
Posted by Daisy Ita on March 5, 2021
My favourite aunty, l thank GOD for your life and l know you are resting in the LORD'S bosom. We will all miss you greatly, can still hear your voice (smiling) calling me Mots Mots and praying for me. You have done excellently well, so rest on my beloved ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Posted by Desmond Adesina on March 4, 2021
Grandma! your demise came to me as a rude shock because I was so sure that you and I were going to meet soon and do you remember at my place you told me that you have asked God to give you 20 more years(smile) I had no doubt you were going to make those years knowing your close relationship with God. You ingrained in me the power of prayer and a close relationship with God. You were generous, supportive, and temperately modest. You taught me the act of ‘Godliness with contentment
Grandma, I’m just reflecting on the bond we shared over the years. I recall living with you as a bachelor at Ilupeju. I would anxiously look forward to Saturday mornings when I will prepare my special Akara for you and we both eat and, in few minutes, we would fall asleep and when we wake up, we will both smile. You will never go to bed until am back from work not minding the late hours and when I come back, we will do a quick catch-up before you retire to bed every day. “Mr. Adesina!” that is what you would always call me, and I will answer “Emi ni’’ then your lovely smile. So, I won’t hear you call me that again??
In your last visit to my house, I remember you had a wish, you wanted an opportunity to spend some time with all your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in your place. Grandma, I know the love you shared with so many that came your way.
Grandma, I will miss you dearly but am very happy and certain that you are in a better place. I love you.
Precious in the sight of the Lord the death of his saints – Psalm 116:15

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Posted by Funmilayo Fashanu on March 15, 2021
Grand ma white house, i thank God for the grace to have known you. You took me as a daughter, stood by me when my education was shaky. In my marriage you were there as well as a mother always advising, praying and cheering me up. Thanks for being a hero in our lives. I, bobo and Ayo wont forget your ginger drink, aloe vera and herbal drinks every saturday morning while in Ilupeju and plantain chips. You were an ecxellent cook, prayer warrior ,a wonderful captain. Back then driving home from church and you would make funny jokes. We would miss you dearly and keep you in our hearts. Continue to rest in the LORD.
Posted by Wunmi Ekundayo on March 14, 2021
MAMA,

You have been an inspiration to everyone around you

We will forever miss your caring, selfless nature, love, and most especially your prayers.

We love you, but God love you most. your memories will forever remain in our hearts
Posted by ade adesina on March 12, 2021
BIG MUMMY

It is difficult to accept the death of a loved one. We all wish to live forever on earth without losing anyone dear to us. But sadly, death is inevitable. We pray that your soul will continue to rest in perfect peace.

Big Mummy, you have left a remarkable legacy here on earth. Please know that you will never be forgotten and always loved by all of us in the family. You were a unique person. You chose to live life to the fullest and in your own way. 

You fought a good fight and won the race. You left a legacy that will be read through the generations. You left a mark in our hearts that nothing will ever erase. We celebrate your life, your strength and your resolve.

Rest in God’s arms, till we meet again

Adieu Big Mummy

From The Children & Grandchildren of Late Gabriel Olusanjo and Bolajoko Adesina
her Life

The Early Years

Mama Mary Adeola Adesina (Big Mummy), she was born into the Oluwo Family (Paternal) of Ita Jana, Ijebu Ode and the Okunuga Family (Maternal) on the 7th of July, 1928.

Her parents were Pa Moses Folorunso Otuyelu (popularly referred to as MF) of Ijebu-Ode who worked at PWD, Kaduna and Mrs Emily Ibidunni Otuyelu, an industrious woman, the sole agent of the Nigerian Postal Services and the main distributor of Good Luck Bread in Abule-Ijesha, Lagos.

Big Mummy was the second of two children by her mother. Being the first daughter in the family, she was the apple of her father’s eye who protected and nurtured her with all the care she deserved.

Education and Marriage

She attended Catholic primary and secondary school in Kaduna. She later proceeded to Lagos with her brother Adeniran, where she completed her secondary education at Baptist Secondary School, Broad Street, Lagos. She later attended nursing school in Abeokuta, during which time she met the love of her life, Solomon Mofolusho Adesina and they got married on the 29th of April 1951 at Wasimi African Church (Bethel) Ijebu Ode.

UK years, career and children

Big Mummy was always acknowledging the care, support and steadfast commitment of her loving husband. She was a great pillar of support while they sojourned in Britain, and later, through his many achievements in Nigeria. While in Britain, she obtained a diploma standard of Competency as a Sumlock Comptometer Operator in London in 1962 which prepared her to work as a mainframe computer operator in old Electricity Cooperation of Nigeria (now NEPA). She, with her beloved husband cared for, nurtured and educated their four children, Yetunde (Mrs. Adeyemo), Oluwatoyin (Mrs. Shobande), Adewale and Olugbemiga who to the glory of God are all happily married and blessed her with many successful children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Recent stories
Shared by Adefioye Oluwole Oragbade on March 5, 2021
God looked around his garden and found an empty space. Then He looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful. Me only takes the best. GOOD NIGHT MA