- 40 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 5, 1971
- Date of passing: Oct 5, 2011
- Place of passing:
North Carolina, United States
|O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 1 Cor 15:55 (KJV).|
Olubayo Oyedele Agbetunsin Esq, age 40, passed away suddenly on October 5, 2011, in Charlotte NC. He was born on June 5, 1971 in London, England UK.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Studies from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria, where he excelled in academics. He proceeded to study Law at North Carolina Central University and graduated as Juris Doctor. He also studied at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he graduated with an LLM Degree in Petroleum/Oil and Gas. He was called to the North Carolina State Bar and Federal Courts in 1999. He worked with the Law Offices of James E. Hairston, Jr., Frasier & Griffin, PLLC, as a Civil Litigation Attorney and lastly Hudson Legal until his untimely death. He was a member of several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, George H. White Bar Association, and 14th Judicial District of Durham, North Carolina.
An avid sports man, he played soccer and hockey at the highest level for his High School. He was a devoted and passionate Liverpool Fan. He made a memorable trip to Anfield with his family to see his team take on Atlectico, Madrid during the season opener. He played Tennis during his spare time and was very competitive during his games. He enjoyed Ludo and Monopoly and always tried his hands on Ayo Olopon.
Olubayo was a man of uncompromising integrity and had genuine respect for people. He was a Christian and believer of the gospel. He was an active member of Jubilee Christian Church International, Chapel of Victory, in Durham, North Carolina. He served as an Usher, a member of the building committee, and an executive member of the Men Fellowship.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Dr. Onoliode O. Agbetunsin, daughter Ebunoluwa, and parents, Jacob and Eunice Agbetunsin. He will be greatly missed by sisters, brothers, father-in-law and mother-in-law, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral Service and Burial will take place on October 29th, 2011, at 2:00pm, at the Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612. There will be a Visitation on Friday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm and on Saturday from 1:00pm – 2:00pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family will receive friends at his Wake Keeping on Friday, October 28, 2011, from 6:00–9:00pm, at The Triangle Bridge Club, 5110 Revere Road, Durham, North Carolina 27713.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Olu Agbetunsin, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, Account Number: 7321322690,(Routing Number: 071101307) address: PO Box Box 56956, Chicago, IL 60656.
The Agbetunsin Family would like to express its deepest appreciation for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support from the community.
Online condolences and special memories can be shared with the family at www.MitchellatRMP.com . In addition, a memorial website has been created in memory of Olubayo at http://www.forevermissed.com/olubayoagbetunsin/#ab
Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.
Final Funeral Arrangements:
Wake Keeping on Friday, October 28, 2011, from 6:00–9:00pm, at The Triangle Bridge Club, 5110 Revere Road, Durham, North Carolina 27713.
Funeral Service and Burial will take place on October 29, 2011, at 2:00pm, at the Raleigh Memorial Park & Mitchell Funeral Home, 7501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612.
Visitation between 1:00pm – 2:00pm at the Funeral Home, October 29, 2011.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to:
Olu Agbetunsin, c/o Wells Fargo Bank,
Account Number: 7321322690,
Routing Number: 071101307
PO Box 56956, Chicago, IL 60656.
Mr. A.O Oni
Halifax Bank (U.K.)
Sort Code: 11-07-85
Account #: 00202980
Group Reservations can be made at the following hotels:
Comfort Inn & Suite Crabtree Valley, Raleigh
6209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612 | 919 782 1112
Special rate $62.99
Group Name: Bayo
Holiday Inn - Raleigh-Crabtree Valley
4100 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612 | 919-782-8600
Special rate $64
Group Name: Bayo
Book by October 25, 2011 to reserve your room!
Embassy Suites Raleigh/Crabtree Valley
4700 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612 | 919 881 0000
Special rate $105.00
Group name: Bayo
Group Code: 842
Book by October 25, 2011 to reserve your room!
Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
2400 West Terminal Boulevard
Morrisville, NC 27560
The Agbetunsin Family would like to express its deepest appreciation for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support. May God bless and keep you safe.
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In honor of a life well spent, we the family and friends of Olubayo Oyedele Agbetunsin hereby invite you to a Service of Songs to be held in his memory on Friday, November 11, 2011 at St. Alphege C of E 560 Hertford Rd, Edmonton N9 8AG from 5 - 8pm. For further details, please contact Bobby on 07882991364 and Ayo on 07903317588.
"Bayo you linger on in our hearts...Abite..Eternal life!"
"RIP B..... Just feels like yesterday"
""The memory of the righteous is blessed" Proverbs 10:7. We continue to remember you with fondness and high regard. Rest on!"
"Abite still missing you cuz...It's never the same without you.
"Dearest Oga B, What more can one say but "God Knows Best !".
Whilst you are no longer with us in the physical, we know you are very much with us. Sleep on beloved
D Dot and family"
June 5 is a special day and I intend to keep it that way for the rest of my life . Happy Birthday my one and only pawpaw !
I miss you so much, you will never be forgotten .
My day is not complete without a thought of you .
Your special spot in my heart will not be replaced Bayo .
Sleep well brother till we meet again.
Love, sister Caro"
"It still felt like yesterday and the wound was still very fresh. You left us too soon but God knew best. We will never forget you. Continue to rest in peace in God's bosom."
"I can't believe it's 4 years today I got that phone call my brother and cuz was no more...Abite still missing you like yesterday...Eternal Life!
"Oga B, I cannot believe 4 years have flown past. I am comforted by the memories. Continue to rest in peace beloved"
"Happy birthday bros B, we all do miss you each and everyday. We take comfort from the fact that only God knows best. Sleep well my brother"
"You left us too soon. Today is your birthday and you departed this sinful world three years and eight months ago but it still felt like it was yesterday. Through you my attention was drawn to Isaiah 40:31 which used to be your favorite scripture and I am holding onto that scripture up till today. Each time that I read that scripture, I always remember you. You will be missed for ever."
"Cannot believe it has been three years. Bayo, you are forever missed. My thoughts remain with your family.
- Greg, Rory and Mikey"
"Precious memories can never be forgotten; they are heartwarming candles that can never burn out. Continue to rest in peace with Him who loves you most."
"Olubayo...Words are not enough, Silence has failed one. Be at Peace."
"Olubayo...Words are not enough, Silence has failed one. Be at Peace."
Sleep tight beloved. You are missed today and always."
"Forever in our minds and heart..."
"3 years!. We remember you today as always Bayo. The memory will continue. Keep resting in peace. Peter Ojo"
"Bros B, it's 3 years since you passed, feeling only like yesterday. Reflecting on your life reminds us of how fulfilling you lived, especially with the kindness and love you showed to others. Live on, as your life is not to be forgotten in a hurry."
"Bros B, today gives us yet another day as always an opportunity for us to reflect on the friendship you shared and for the life you led. I am glad that we met. Continue to rest in peace my brother."
"We remember you today as always and thank God for bringing you into our world to leave a mark. Rest on"
"Oga Bayo, another June 5 birthday anniversary has come by and all we are left with are the good memories of a life well spent. Sleep on beloved till we meet again."
"you will always live in our hearts...miss you broda."
Keep on resting. May the good memories live on. You are surely missed, again.
"Hmmmmm, Olubayo may ur sweet and gently soul continue to rest in peace and you will forever be missed."
"Words are not enough to express our
loss, pain, anguish and the big void left
behind. We are only consoled by a life
well lived; and the belief that you are in a
a better place."
"I will always miss you Bayo. The memories we share are part of the template of my life. Sleep on in the bossom of your Lord. You lived a good life."
"Oga B, two years have flown past and this is still one long, bad dream. Sleep tight bro"
"Bros B, yesterday was the 42nd anniversary of your birthday and it was another opportunity for fond memories of you: your laughter, your jokes and more importantly your positive spirit. Since you left us, I have come to realize that life is not a buffet; we just can't dish what we want, but can only hope for the best. We miss you now and always. Continue to rest peacefully my dear brother"
"Oga Bayo, you are remembered today on your birthday with much love. Continue to rest in peace."
"So so sad, i knew Bayo and his little brother briefly when we were all students in Ife, we also shared same home town, Ilesa. i saw him last in my graduation year (1990), such a great guy, never a dull moment around him then. Good to read from here that he went on to do real well. God will be with the family he left behind. Adieu, little bro."
"You live on. Rest easy Uncle B"
"Bayo, may your soul continue to rest in peace. You will forever be remembered and forever be in my thought."
"Bayo its been a year that you went to rest with the Lord. We miss you so very much! The pain doesn't get better but we are learning to cope better. May your gentle gentle soul continue to rest in peace. We pray for God's continued Guidance and Favor over Ono, Efeoluwa and the rest of the family. Sleep tight good friend."
May the good memories live on. You are surely missed.
"Oga B, time has not eased the pain felt at your passing as you are forever missed and loved.
You went way too soon and left a visible void in our lives. Sleep on beloved till we meet to part no more."
"I heard a voice out of Heaven, "Write this: Blessed are those who die in the Master from now on; how blessed to die that way!"
"Yes," says the Spirit, "and blessed rest from their hard, hard work. None of what they've done is wasted; God blesses them for it all in the end." (Revelation 14:13 MSG)"
"I AM STILL IN SHOCK ABOUT YOUR DEATH, TO KNOW THATS ITS MORE THAN A YEAR ALREADY AND I JUST GOT TO KNOW TODAY FROM KOLA OLALEYE IS EVEN MORE SHOCKING!
MAY YOUR CHEERFUL SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE...SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE FRIEND! (PST.OJO OLUBUKOLA, NIGERIA)"
"Your sudden death came to me as a great shock, I believe that God owns everything, he giveth and taketh, sleep in bossom heart of your lord, till we meet to part no more."
"Happy Birthday Bayo,you will always remain in our heart!"
"Bros B, you should have been adding another year today, but you and your maker decided otherwise. We continue to miss you dearly as thoughts of you remain in our minds each passing day, signifying your strong but yet humble and gentle personality. Bros B, live on as we continue to struggle on earth. Happy birthday, this and many other days shared with you, will never be forgotten. Adieu"
"Bayo, knew you from afar through a common friend at OAU. It is indeed shocking but very comforting to know that, you died knowing Christ. Death has no power over you anymore. Dance on with the angels. Good night!"
"You are a man who knew what he wanted and went for it....guess the good LORD knew you wanted HIM so badly and you left HIM no choice but to come get you. RIP Bro B, am sure you are just where you wanted to be......missing you though"
"What can I say! Bayo may ur soul rest in perfect peace. This is still a shock to me but one thing is this, I have a lovely memory of those days, when you will keep my shoe in the freezer. All i see is a smilling face make me wonder does this guy ever get angry? Looking back at that, that was one good lesson to learn. You will forever be missed. I bid you adieu <3"
"Cousin me, the day to say our goodbyes (for now) is upon us and I pray for you to continuing resting in the lord. Listening to all the non family related tributes at your wake keeping has changed my perspective on your passing. You did not die young Bayo, you bowed out when the ovation was loudest. Loved & missed now, always and forever"
"Baba Ijesha; a truly larger than life man. Knowing you was a real pleasure & the pleasure was all mine. Feels so unreal & true to your nature,you left this mortal earth in style;leaving lasting sweet memories in many hearts..This is a rare gift.You are in a better place, may those of us you’ve left behind continue to live the dream so all of your effort is not in vain.Rest in perfect peace."
"May your kind and gentle soul rest in perfect peace. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May the Lord in His infinite mercy keep you in His loving arms. (Yemi Akande, London)"
"My brother Olubayo, I never thot I'd write your tribute..here I am writing it under a very heavy heart, we shared life together which am grateful to God for..but your loss created a hole in my heart that could never heal..we laughed together, cried together, prayed together, trusted God together. In another life, you'll be my brother again. I love you always. Good night my dearest."
"My dear Bayo: I will truly miss you. I was honored to be asked by you and Ono to sing at your wedding and to help with the reception. I will never forget those times nor all of the laughter we had when we were neighbors in Breckenridge. May God hold you in the palm of His hands."
"THERE GOES MY BEST MATE! THE JOKES HAVE RUN DRY
THE MUSIC HAS STOPPED. THE DAYS HAVE SUDDENLY GOT LONGER
THE SUN HAS SET.TILL WE MEET AGAIN, G'NITE MY SON!
"This is really sad ..May God comfort the family you left behind ....The peace of God that passeth all understanding, i pray will abide with your loved ones....RIP Bayo"
"Death is a debt we all must pay. Bayo , may your loving soul continue to rest in peace !!!"
"Bayo,SHOCK, GRIEF ,DESPAIR ,I can't begin to say it all ,I have questions but I am trusting in God.Rest in Peace in Gods arms where there are no more tears"
"Brother Bayo, you are a gold in a million and nothing will every change that. Words will never express how much loss it is to us.
Brother Bayo, we love you. I love you. God loves you.
Take care and have a wonderful rest. Bye my Big Brother"
"Life is a gift.You were a rare gem in the house of God You served faithfully God love you more.R.I.P"
"I will always cherish the time that I spent with you, playing one of your favorite sport (tennis), listening to your advice and guiding me in the right direction like big brother should. Truly, You will be missed. It is comforting to know that you are in better place. RIP bro!!!"
"The Lord knows what we don't know,Rest in peace bro bayo .The Lord will comfort your family at this time.from the entire Elkanah's family"
"Bros B, My conversation with you few hours before you passed gave no indication that your actions in the previous week were in preparation to your exit. You would be forever missed and will continue to be remembered now and always. Adieu broda Bayo"
"R.I.P Olubayo oyedele Agbetunsin we luv u bt God luvs u most we shall meet in paradise we wil part no more! Adieu!! Broda Bayo"
"A simple act of me helping you move while in law school turned into a long-term friendship between us. You were always concerned about my family and praying things were going well for me. Blessed are those that die in the Lord; rest from your labor, your deeds will follow you."
"though difficult to believe.....rest in the bosom of the Almighty i wonder why the the beautiful flowers are plucked before time.....God is awesome"
"Rest easy cousin. Sing with the angels and be at peace.
til we meet again...Goodbye."
"Uncle B WHY this early? The word WHY can only be answered by God and I pray that He will by keeping your beautiful wife and precious daughter. We all miss you. Iyiola Oni"
"I was amazed and emotionally devastated when I heard of your untimely passing. What a huge loss to your family, brothers, sisters and friends! You were a wonderful brother, friend and professional colleague. May your soul rest in perfect peace. Adieu to a great fellow. Odigba."
"Say not in grief 'he is no more' but live in thankfulness that he was".
Bayo, Our joy will be greater for knowing you and we will find comfort in our memories of you. RIP dear friend."
"Bayo, your death is like a mirage to me, its like a dream, its a really rude shock.I remember those days in the late 70's when we were growing up and going to school together. You were always full of life and you av always been a wonderful cousin. I keep remember how you always called me up each tim"
"May the almighty God grant you eternal rest and give your family the strength to bare this huge loss - Sleep well"
"I only speak with you a few weeks ago while I was in the US and we enjoyed your fellowship last year when you came to the UK.We shall surely miss you son. Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit"
"Bayo You were vibrant and full of life, very caring and down to earth. You radiate so much love and joy. You know what 2 Thess 4:13-14 we won't sorrow as others who have no hope as God will bring with Him those who slept in Jesus. You will be missed."
"Bayo, Can't believe you have gone, your memories lives in our hearts, you are greatly missed. Death took you too soon, we still cant understand why?"
"It's always sad when you heard of a loved one gone, but GOD knows best, and your memory shall ever be remembered. MAY YOUR GENTLE SOUL REST IN PEACE,SUN RE O. (KAYANFADA & FAMILY)"
A FELLOW DEVOTED LIVERPOOL FAN;YOU WILL NEVER WALK ALONE
TILL WE MEET TO PART NO MORE"
"Psalm 30:5 Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. "Cousin we miss you so much but we know your resting with our heavenly father. May God give your wonderful wife and children comfort at this time"... Rest in peace brother xx"
"YOU WILL SADLY BE MISSED, I STILL CANNOT BELIEVE WE HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE TO YOU SO SOON. WE LOVE YOU, BUT JESUS LOVES YOU MORE. REST IN PERFECT PEACE BAYO."
"Bayoo. You met with me in Neasden, London around 1995. Stakes were high, you needed to go back to the States to commence your law degree program. It worked out. Sir peroo! is all you say and your jokes will open doors. You were endowed with joyous humor. Missing you already!"
"Fly brother... fly. You won."
"Olubayo, the first time we met was on my wedding day in Atlanta, GA. You're such a wonderful brother to me. Your sudden departure left us all in a great shock. We love you but God loves you more. 'Til we meet to part no more, farewell."(Remi&Ruth Adewoye)Atlanta,GA."
"Rest in perfect peace. May the Lord be with all you left behind. You will be missed forever."
"When I heard the news of your sudden death, I was emotionally devastated. Was it memory of words we shared together or brotherly advise you give each time I need it? Sleep tight on the bossom of the Lord."
"Bayo, the last time we met it was at a gathering of Nigerian friends in NC. We all looked forward to having many of such joyful celebrations together. Your sudden departure left us all in a great shock. We love you but God loves you more. Till we meet to part no more, farewell."
"Oga B, all of these still feels like an out of body experience. As heartbreaking and painful as your untimely passing is, I thank god for a life well spent dedicated to putting a smile on the faces of all who were privileged to interact with you. I hope this pain abates with time"
"Bayo,it is difficult to write a memorial for you.We lived together,studied hard together just so that we might laugh long together,it is therefore painful that you had to leave this early. May your gentle caring soul find rest with your God.You will live forever in my heart.RIP"
"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
Bayo, you were a great friend, confidant and brother. I am still in shock and yet to come to terms with the reality of your death.I accept the perfect will of God a"
May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace, just found out through FB. May the almighty lord continue to watch over your loved ones....Sun re o."
"Bayo you are loved and cherished.
I am glad to have known you.A man of integrity.May you rest in gentle peace with our Lord.
My thought and prayers are with the rest of the family."
"My very first birthday I spent with you.How could I forget the birthday cake and when you took me out.As your first goddaughter i will keep your memories and legacy alive.R.I.P.Funmi Olowokere"
"Abite!!! we shared so many memories together music,lawn tennis and many more ,gone so soon but you will never be forgotten.You left an irreplaceable gap in our family.
Yes Liverpool:You're not alone and you will never walk alone. Baba Neyo"
"You are at peace now Bayo. With treasured memories, you will always be in our hearts.
Big Liverpool fan "You'll Never Walk Alone.
"GOODBYE, SLEEP TIGHT IN THE BOSOM OF OUR DEAR LORD TILL THE END OF TIME. MISS YOU DEARLY BROTHER.(OLA EZEKIEL AND FAMILY)"
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