Baba Zaria
Oyedeji Moses Oyeyiola
  • 75 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 22, 1938
  • Place of birth:
    Ogbomoso, Oyo, Nigeria
  • Date of passing: Mar 6, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria
Let the memory of Oyedeji be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Oyedeji Oyeyiola, 75, born on June 22, 1938 and passed away on March 6, 2014. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Oyeyiola Oyeyinka John on 6th March 2017

Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within me, forever in my heart.
The memory of a good person is a blessing. Proverbs 10:7
Your memory will live on in our hearts forever.
No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.
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.
May you find comfort in the hands of angels.
Those we held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever.
 Remembering you on this day, comforted by so many memories.."

This tribute was added by Oyeyiola Samson on 23rd June 2016

"You are truly loved but the Lord love you more keep resting in the bosom of the Lord till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Oyeyiola Samson on 6th March 2015

"Moses Oyedeji Ishola
Omo Anifada Oyeyiola
Omo Oloye
Omo Eleduwe
Omo Aji f' ojo gbogbo dara bi egbin
Oyinmi yinmi
Ekun Aseke

I love but God loves you more. Keep resting in the bosom of the Lord till we meet and part no more."

This tribute was added by Oyeyiola Samson on 6th March 2015

"Luke 10:20

However, the important thing is not that demons obey you, but that your names are REGISTERED as citizens of heaven.

Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are ENROLLED in heaven.

Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are WRITTEN in heaven.

My joy today is the fact that my first persecutor in February, 1989 when i surrendered all to Jesus and made him my personal Lord and savior is now resting in the Lord. He slept confessing Jesus Christ as is personal Lord and savior. Hallelujah!!!

Part of my life time goal and prayer is that all my family members will make it to heaven. Today, i have pastors and ordained ministers serving God with zeal in my immediate family. It is my prayer that those left will be convinced and convicted with the help of the Holy Spirit to take bold step by accepting Jesus as their personal Lord and savior.

The life that my dad lives is a life that every parent should emulate. He is a DISCIPLINARIAN  and an industrious man. As much as he accommodates everyone and called them his own, HE DOES NOT TOLERATES INJUSTICE. Little did i know that the hard and rigorous  lessons he took me through those years will pay off now. He is a man that is fun to be with, his sense of humor made and depth of knowledge made to be loved by all.

Dad keep resting in the bosom of the Lord till we meet again!!!"

This tribute was added by Abiola Crown on 28th March 2014

"I met baba 32 years ago when I was in courtship with my husband. our house was next to theirs. I loved him and I like him for many things;
Baba was a very hard working man. he had value for time and a good sense of time management unlike many African, if you were travelling with him, and the time schedule was 5am, he was not going to wait for you for another one minute. Whenever he had opportunity to talk, he made his point, and found his way. he was a fearless and bold man. No matter who you are, he would tell you his mind and the next minute , he is gone. He was a man of dispatch action.
I also see as a man of wisdom evident by the results we see around him. he labored in the morning time of his life  and when the change in season came upon the nation, he could not be destroyed. he was not a concern to any child until his death.
.But baba took care of me as a daughter. there were some things he told me that only a father would tell you such. I kept them as words of wisdom, and they are still working for me. baba treated me with  love and respect anytime I saw him.
He accepted me and integrated me as part of the family without any biasness at all times and circumstances could not change that. I can never forget when Samson was getting married, I was busy running round to fix things, baba said the engagement could not start until I arrived and when it was time to sign the marriage certificate, he included my name in the grooms family lists. That experienced remained with me till date. it encouraged to do more for people at any opportunity I have.
i came to the family under the fatherly care of daddy Oyeyiola in Alibaba street,Muchia, of blessed and precious memory. I did not have the opportunity to tell him thank you for his fatherly care.
I told Samson that I was just looking for the time baba will fly to the western world to see us and we can honor him for his love. I also thought that one day when my children will do good, I will have on seat, a father in love, not  in law, who loved me, accepted me, and treated me  with dignity and respect , to seat in his place as the Lord honors me but baba, it looks you will not be there.
I sincerely pray and hope that we will meet at jesus'feet. baba, I truly miss you. Thank you  baba , thank you.  Bye Bye.

To whoever is reading this piece, please know that it will not end here, there is a place called heaven and that is where you belong, please work at it, don't let the devil take you to where you don't belong. You are too good to go to hell. make things right today with God and if you are in Christ Hold on to Him. God loves you the way you are."

This tribute was added by Abiola Okubadejo on 28th March 2014

"Baba though i did not meet you physically in your life time
But i met and i know one of your son, his wife and children
The value of life you imparted
Your love share to all
Your desire for God and his word that you gave your children and people around
You are a father to be desired by all

We love you but GOD loves you more
Adieu papa!
Till we meet again in the bossom of our LORD

This tribute was added by Oluwakemi Oyeyiola on 24th March 2014


My father-in-law passed away… He was important to me and more so to my husband. The wisdoms my father-in-law shared with me were built on His faith, (he was a knight of Saint John), His joy (saw his children settled down with their own families).
My father-in-law was a strong hard working man He earned the respects of the people around him, his influence, advice and friendship were sought after by many people from far and near. So what is the secret of my father-in-law when it comes to dealing with people? It’s been said by others that he could talk to someone and be able to read that person like a book from cover-to-cover almost immediately. And they’re right. I’ve seen the charismatic effect my father-in-law had on each person he came in contact with. He treated everyone the same way - whether that person was important or not. He gave each person his unwavering attention, without saying much – unless the other person asked for his opinion or advice. How can anyone not be disarmed by someone like that?
And what else is so unique about my father-in-law is the way he lived his life - Plain and simple. I have some very fond memories of my father-in-law. The first time I saw him he was excited full of joy and gladness. So dear, greeting each person, always the optimist- So alive -loved people. Anxious to share his faith: loves to make breakfast for every one; there's plenty," he would say. He was a caring, generous, and loving husband, brother, friend, and father-in-law — a second father to me, so much more than any daughter-in-law could ever hope for. Knowing him has been an honour and a blessing for me these past six years.
The last time I saw him his mind sharp and full of love for all of us. He is without doubt a very special man and loved by me and all. He is gone to be with the Lord. He will forever be in my heart. In the days ahead without him, remember his sayings, and recall the gifts he gave to each of us — gifts of life, love, friendship, wisdom, language, history and happiness.
DAD, until we meet again, by the grace of God, May our father in Haven hold you in the palm of His hand..."

This tribute was added by Oyeyiola Samson on 24th March 2014

"A special dad is hard to find,
You dad I'm keeping in my mind,
I wished you could have stayed forever,
But I will never forget you oh not ever.

If dreams weren't dreams and dreams came true,
I wouldn't be here I'd be with you.
Distance is one thing that keeps us apart,
But dad you will always remain in my heart.

A special smile, a special face, a special someone I can't replace,
I love you and I always will,
You filled a space that no one will ever replace.

Oyekunle Samson Oyeyiola"

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Grace Adewoyin
Oyebanji Oyeyiola
Oyeyiola Oyeyinka John
Oyeyiola Samson


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