ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Olujimi Falase, 47, born on July 17, 1968 and passed away on August 1, 2015. A loving husband, father, brother and friend to all of us who were blessed to have known him.  We will remember him always. RIP Jimi x

Posted by Bimbo Oladapo on November 12, 2020
I only learnt a few weeks ago you passed away.

We shared a dorm room at ISI between 1985 and 1987. It really pained me of your loss and even I hadn't seen you since the late 1980s - when you were in Ife and I was at UI - may your soul continue to rest in perfect peace.

I also pray God will continue to strengthen the loved ones you left behind, so they can continue to bear this tragic loss of a loved one.
Sleep in peace, Jimi
Posted by Bisoye da Rocha on August 1, 2020
Olujimi, it is now 5 years since you left us but you know what? You are actually still with us through your children especially Olujimi jnr who looks unbelievably like you.

The legacies you left behind are still vibrant. Your children are a testament of God's Promises. Yinka is such an amazing woman, you couldn't have chosen a better wife.

Your ISI classmates still remember your lovely smile and talk about you till this day. To say you are not missed by us all would be an injustice to you.

Olujimi Falase, you are blessed. We love you, we miss you but God has been gracious to us all by keeping you alive in our hearts.

Sleep well my dear friend till we meet again.
Posted by Lape Runsewe on August 1, 2020
Jimi forever rest in peace
Posted by Olumide Amos-Oluwole on August 1, 2020
Remembering you today Flash, your memories live on & on & on!
Posted by Marie Omobolanle Samuel-M... on July 17, 2020
Forever missed and always in my heart. IT IS WELL WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL SOUL.

Loving cousin,
Omobola Samuel-Machado
Posted by Bisoye da Rocha on July 17, 2020
Remembering you as always Jimi on your birthday. May you continue to rest in the Love of our Lord. Amen❤
Posted by Ola Biobasholuwa on August 2, 2019
Letter to Jimmy


Dear Jimmy, I didn’t

know you,

but I heard God took you

away early without a hint


He knows best

And in his courts you now rest

looking down on your most beautiful

lady Olayinka and children now in school


Let me tell you

how they miss you:

It’s more than words

can say and much worse than cold sores


For at least fever blisters

could still be cured

but no amount of whispers

could reverse the hand of the Lord


Even without knowing

you, tears from my cheeks

have been flowing

making my eyes green as leeks


For one clearly observes

from distant shores

that tested are peoples’ nerves

as they bear the torch you left behind. I’m yours


Sincerely,

Ola Biobasholuwa
Posted by Bisoye da Rocha on August 1, 2019
Rest on my dear friend. Memories of you are still vivid in my mind. Though gone from sight, your legacies are still very much present here on earth.
Posted by Omobola Samuel-Mchado on August 1, 2019
Olujimi,

It is forever well with your soul.
Posted by Yetunde Akinjoyegbe on August 1, 2019
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and said ''Come to me''.... Keep resting well in the palm of God's hand until we meet again......
Posted by Bisoye da Rocha on July 17, 2019
Thinking of you as you celebrate in Heaven on what would have been your 51st birthday on earth. If only....
Continue to rest in perfect peace dear friend of mine.
Posted by Bode Falase on July 17, 2019
Today should be your birthday. We are all thinking of you. Jim-Jam, you live on in our minds as well as in the lives of the family you left behind, especially Yinka, Luseyi and Jimi junior who are carrying on the torch. You are missed, but you remain in our hearts forever.
Posted by Sade Morgan on July 17, 2019
From Daddy and Mummy:
It is 17/7, the birthday of our beloved Jimi; the 51st. 
Olujimi Olaniyi, omo Agabiokun, oko Olayinka, baba Oluseyi ati Oluropo. Much loved by us all.
Stay blessed, our dear unforgettable one and rest on in God's perfect peace. The Triple O's are doing well, in fact, marvellously. May the Good Lord keep and bless us all. Good day. With love.
D&M
Posted by Abim Afolabi on August 13, 2018
Shocking that you are no longer here, Sad, Sad, Sad, Rest in Peace my good childhood Friend and bro... 
May God be with your immediate family... I never met them
       And
May God be with Tunde and Shade and also grand them the fortitude to bear your loss
Posted by Dayo Falase on August 6, 2018
You will forever be remembered Jimi. Omo aga bi Okun. We pray that wife and children will live the legacy you left behind.
Posted by Bisoye da Rocha on August 1, 2018
Rest on my dearest friend, Jimi. We miss you so much but our God rules. I thank God for the legacies you left behind for they are a joy to behold. Till we meet again. Amen
Posted by Bisoye da Rocha on July 17, 2018
Remembering you Jimi on what would have been your 50th. Sleep on my dear friend, sleep on...
Posted by yvonne macaulay on August 3, 2017
Dear Jimi,

It was with shock i learnt two days ago that you had passed away. It hurt more than anyone could imagine. Why? Because i never got the opportunity to say Thank You.

Many years ago, we had all gone to a pool party and as we were all having fun, some of us in the pool, some lounging and others watching the little ones at the kids pool; my little son decided he wanted to jump into the pool. I saw him from a little way off and made not to run after him as I knew it would have gotten him more excited and he would have run faster.He was watching me, inching closer to the deep end. I knew I had to get to him in seconds or else. But he took off suddenly and jumped right in. Everyone froze.

I knew not to jump in right after him, like magic he came up laughing like he won the lottery,how come? My precious darling Jimi that's how come. Jimi was already in the pool somewhere close to the middle because there was no one at the deep end at the time. He got to him, held his little legs and brought him up. It was magical, he was in an upright position with Jimi holding on to his legs and my son laughing.

Jimi what will i have done, if you hadn't been there, been able to swim under water at that speed .To be honest it happened so fast no one really saw Jimi until he came up with Temi- my son. I have told a lot of people the story how this Angel rescued my son. Jimi you've been an angel for a long time people just didn't know it.

Jimi I will forever be grateful to you.

Continue to sleep in the bosom of the Lord.
Posted by Tunde/Laide Orangun on August 2, 2017
God will indeed wipe away all our tears as we fondly remember Jimi. We thank God for the life of Jimi and for the grace that God gave him to have a beautiful wife, lovely children and siblings.
I pray that God will continue to be with the families he left behind in Jesus name. Amen!!!
Posted by Omobola Samuel-Mchado on August 1, 2017
Your soul still says YES to the Lord God Almighty your maker...even while you sleep. Forever missed.

Sun re OOOO Olujimi.
Posted by Bisoye da Rocha on August 1, 2017
Dear Jimi, I still remember this dreadful day two years ago. We had just finished celebrating the life of our friend Tinu Ademuwagun. Bayo Fapohunda and I had discussed your condition praying for the best for you. As I was about to lie down and sleep that same day, I got the phone call that you had gone to sleep. Never will I forget. As sad as I felt, I can not begin to imagine how your family must have been feeling. Jimi, our ever gentle, smiling Jimi, I know for sure you are in Good Hands. I also know that God has been good to those you left behind. I had the pleasure of meeting Yinka, Oluseyi and Olujimi jnr. How proud you must be of them all. Yinka is so lovely, so positive, so stronger. Oluseyi is ever so beautiful and articulate . As for Olujimi jnr? A real replica of you. I know you are watching over them with Jesus. They are a real joy. As your long-time friend, I promise to always stay in touch with them and assist them in whatever way I can, small or big. Till we meet again my friend, continue sleeping peacefully. Amen
Posted by Omobola Samuel-Mchado on July 19, 2017
Olujimi..mi,

Your MEMORY will never fade. You'll live for all eternity, just as God has promised you. And though you've walked through Heaven's gate, 'We are never far apart, You're still right here, deep with-in our hearts'

Sun reee---oo aburo mi.
Posted by Bisoye da Rocha on July 17, 2017
Olujimi, oremi atata. It's been all about you today as your ISI friends remembered you with fondness. We both know you are having a great time with God, right? We here, just missing your cool self and your smile. Continue to rest well oremi xx
Posted by Tunde Falase on July 17, 2017
My Bro,
As we remember you so specially today on your birthday, the memories are ever fresh , ever present and forever lasting. Forever in our hearts and minds, Jimi. 

Sleep on, my brother.
Posted by Omobola Samuel-Mchado on August 6, 2016
My dearest first cousin and brother. You will forever be awake in my heart and mind. Gone too soon but you remain my TREASURE.
RIP sweet brother.
Posted by Beatrice Morgan on August 2, 2016
May your soul continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Posted by Ade Olumide on August 2, 2016
One year ago, as I was just about to go to bed, a Facebook update from an old secondary school classmate caught my eye. He'd posted a picture of another classmate, sharing the sad news of his passing last night. I was frozen as I read it. FLASH is gone??!!

See.....when I started my new healthy lifestyle changes in June of 2014, Jimi was one of my biggest silent cheerleaders in the background. Right from secondary school, he was quite the physical specimen of fitness. Muscular and well cut. When he caught wind of my attempts to cultivate a healthier lifestyle via my social media updates, he reached out, and constantly and happily shared tips on exercising and diet to facilitate weight loss. We exchanged a few recipes as well. It was great, as we'd lost touch over the years. And then this happened ...

Jimi Falase...rest well with the Lord. I pray that he comforts your family, and grants them the wherewithal to bear your loss. Rest in perfect peace, my brother. My heart is still heavy .... God bless you and yours eternally.
Posted by Bisoye da Rocha on August 1, 2016
Jimi, forever missed, forever in my thoughts. What has kept me going today especially is knowing that God does not call for His children until they have completed His work on this earth. I believe you have done your work and you are now resting in His arms. It is well for I know in taking you back, God has left your family and friends the strength and faith needed to keep on going till He calls us. Jimi, though you are in a much better place, you will never be forgotten. Continue to rest well my dear friend.
Posted by Adeniran (fada) Arimoro on August 1, 2016
Flash...!!! indeed, U're surely missed. Time flies in a moment, already 1 year gone by...OBM...!

In Christ Alone...He ...calls you home...!!! May God continue to guide, protect & nourish your growing family, Amen...!!!
Posted by Tunde Falase on August 1, 2016
Ah Jim Jam.....
So 365 days have come and gone and we have cause today to once more reflect on your herculean struggle to this day last year.

You went out like a king, our hero, with a fortitude that will never be forgotten. And as you left , you said "Everything is sorted." We take comfort that you are well and truly "Sorted", living out a divine existence in the Glory of the Lord. What it must be like from day to day, rubbing shoulders with the great of the faith, those who like you,have run the most marvelous race and are resting now in a joyous and eternal peace.

You will be forever young in my heart. The sound of your chuckle will never fade. Your ever pragmatic counsel will always reflect in my judgement as I will always ask, "What would Jimi do?".

You live on in our minds , Jimi and we will continue to run your race here as we guide your wife and children to become people that will reflect the greatness of their husband and dad.

Sleep well my brother. Forever young in my heart...forever present.
Posted by Abiola Makinwa on July 31, 2016
Olujimi Olaniyi,

We said goodbye one year ago. This time it was goodbye and not au revoir ... at least not for this side of eternity.

So much has happened in the past year. Yinka, Luseyi and Luropo have found a new rhythm and purpose that builds on the strong foundation you laid.

Mummy and daddy have navigated the valley of the shadow and reflect a peace that only God can give.

We, your siblings, feel your presence in a new way. I thought the five will become four. But no, the five remain five. You are indelibly etched into every day, of every month.

We miss you still. Thankfully, the pain, the grief is no longer the sole occupant of front seat. Jesus heals. Instead I think of you and smile. Your many nicknames flash by. Olujimi Olaniyi and Jimi Boy were mine. I look at your pictures and thank God for the days we shared. Thank you Jimi in so many ways.

I sometimes wonder, what are you doing right now, right this instant? Do you reach for us as we reach for you? I suspect that you have embraced this new place and are giving it your best shot ... as we are. The tears we shed are framed with the hope of this place that you have made so tangible and so close.

Thanking God for His faithfulness and grace. Olujimi Olaniyi you remain forever young in that special place in our hearts. Prosper and grow in God's Kingdom.

We love you for always.
Kofi, Abiola and your nephews.

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Posted by Bimbo Oladapo on November 12, 2020
I only learnt a few weeks ago you passed away.

We shared a dorm room at ISI between 1985 and 1987. It really pained me of your loss and even I hadn't seen you since the late 1980s - when you were in Ife and I was at UI - may your soul continue to rest in perfect peace.

I also pray God will continue to strengthen the loved ones you left behind, so they can continue to bear this tragic loss of a loved one.
Sleep in peace, Jimi
Posted by Bisoye da Rocha on August 1, 2020
Olujimi, it is now 5 years since you left us but you know what? You are actually still with us through your children especially Olujimi jnr who looks unbelievably like you.

The legacies you left behind are still vibrant. Your children are a testament of God's Promises. Yinka is such an amazing woman, you couldn't have chosen a better wife.

Your ISI classmates still remember your lovely smile and talk about you till this day. To say you are not missed by us all would be an injustice to you.

Olujimi Falase, you are blessed. We love you, we miss you but God has been gracious to us all by keeping you alive in our hearts.

Sleep well my dear friend till we meet again.
Posted by Lape Runsewe on August 1, 2020
Jimi forever rest in peace
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Dear Uncle

Shared by Yetunde Oluwole on July 17, 2020
Keep sleeping Uncle. Forever loved, forever missed
Shared by Bisoye da Rocha on August 1, 2016

Jimi was more than an ordinary friend. He was my school daughter's (Sade) brother and because of that link, we were quite close for a while. We were all in ISI together and we lived a walking distance from each other in Surulere, Lagos when we were younger and I often visited them. So it was not surprising when Jimi called me late one night while we were both in England (he was in a 6th Form school in Bradford then), to say he and some of his friends were stuck in London with no where to stay that night. They had come straight from school. At that time, my over-protective mum was there when I received the call and I had the job of convincing her to let them spend the night with us even though I only knew Jimi and not his mates. There must have been something about Jimi she trusted.

Shared by Hapsatu Aliu-Sani on August 1, 2016

Jimi,

This isn't goodbye, know that you are loved and never alone. My love will always be with you and I know that heaven accepts you now that you are home. You have touched many lives with your presence on earth and for that, you will be remembered. I will  hold on to the memories of us. Your smile and kind heart have made you a part of every memory. Rest in peace my friend.

Tania.