ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Oyeyinka Browne, 65 years old, born on June 26, 1955, and passed away on May 16, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Bayo Keleko on June 3, 2021
Still can't get over the fact that you have passed on to the great beyond. Your demise is painful and I am still ladened with very heavy heart. The good memories we shared will forever linger. I take solace in the fact that it is the will of the Almighty. May the good Lord grant you eternal rest with perpetual light forever shining and may God comfort your family and the friends in mourning.
Posted by Funmi ILORI on May 28, 2021
Hmmm, all I can say for now is...Mr. Browne (daddy Damilola) may your gentle soul RIP IJMN,Amen. My friend, Femi and the children will miss you sorely. O ma she o. You fondly addressed me as Mama Feeyi. 
Posted by Jimi A on May 28, 2021
This is still a rude shock, we are however thankful to God in all things. As a neighbour, He constantly makes sure everything was in place and took responsibility over alot as a fatherly figure. We surely miss him and pray God continues to comfort everyone especially the immediate family.
Posted by Godwin Okosun on May 28, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A FRIEND
Yinka, news of your death came as a rude shock. You were an epitome of humility, friendliness and peace. What an amiable person you are! I remember vividly our growing up days, you were one of our best.  Though pained, angered and sorrowful at your demise, I’m relieved and give glory to Almighty God for the good life you lived. I pray that God will grant your wife, children, brother and friends the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.  Adieu, my good friend Yinka Browne  May your soul rest in peace!
Godwin Okosun
Posted by Bola Adegbite on May 28, 2021
Ummhnn, Daddy Tolu, so it is finished, the news of your death was a great shock, when i spoke with you several times early this month, I never knew that will be the end of our discussion. Your soft voice still echo and the gentle way you handle the situation during my discussions even in the most stressful situation. I never imagine that I will be writing about your past so soon. This is not suppose to happen to you, too soon but who am I to challenge his authority. Whao!. What a complete and gentle man.. My heartfelt condolences go to your gentle and friendly wife, children. I pray that God will grant sister Femi, children, your brother and all the family u left behind the fortified to bear the irreplaceable loss. Good nite, o digba o, brother Yinka, sun re o laya Olugbala re. God will uphold sister Femi and children. Adieu!
Posted by Adewunmi Oyolu nee Browne on May 28, 2021
Hmmm, Egbon mi, Bro. Yinka,
The last time I saw you was over 8 years ago at Lagos toll gate. I didn't see you but you caught up with me before I turned at 7up. When I saw you, I shouted Bro. Yinka, Egbon mi.

I made same exclamation when I heard of your passage. While growing up at Daddy Alaja, I was the one that goes to the market to get him 'Akan'.

I thank God for your life and pray God's blessings on Sisi Femi, the children and entire Alaja Family in Jesus name. Amen

Omo Daddy Alaja, to ni fuja,
Arin bi eni egbe n'dun,
egbe o dun, omo egbe ni o ni ki
Osho-Igbein,.

Adieu Bro. Yinka.
Posted by Funke Ogunshola on May 27, 2021
Hmmmm.....Broda Yinka!! What a shock to learn of your death. My mind flashed back to growing up in Daddy Alaja - your sharp dressing style and charming smile; always teasing Iya dudu. I would watch you and the other older 'brodas' showing off dancing steps --- what love we shared in the Alaja compound. Though life took us all in different paths, the love and unity from those days still wax strong and your death was a blow coming on the heels of some losses the family has experienced in these past few months. Broda mi, I believe you have gone to rest. May God uphold Sisi Femi and the children. Sun re o, omo Olowu Oduru. Esi (Iya dudu)
Posted by Yinka Wey on May 24, 2021
Hmm egbon mi Yinka okunrin, omo Olowu oduru. The news of your death was a great shock. It is an irreplaceable loss to everyone of us. My mind went back to the good old days at Daddy-Alaja our grandfather's compound where one love kept us together. People had to signify either its Yinka okunrin or Yinka obirin. Later you moved on but your soft voice, care and gentle ways of handling all of us still remained in our memories at anytime my siblings and I crack jokes about all our egbons. We love you but God loves you most.
May God uphold sisi Femi , the children, brother Pelu and all the family you left behind and give you eternal rest in the bossom of our Lord.
ADIEU omo Daddy-Alaja.
Posted by Benedict Adeyemi on May 24, 2021
Oyeyinka Browne. This is hardest thing for me to do, writing a tribute to you and this is why It is taking me so long to write this one.
I have never in my life imagine that I will be writing about or referring to you in the past.

Distance has never kept us apart and in the last 10 years we spoke everyday at least once a day especially since we both are retired from the cooperate world. Who am I supposed to speak with or share a laugh with, nobody can replace you. I am so confused right now. We made plans, this is not supposed to happen to you. Our plans were made with you steering the boat but I cannot question God.

You love the Lord, you are a true man of God so I can openly say I’m a bit jealous as your are in a better place without me. My world is not together at the moment and I am praying to God that I will get it together.

I know how proud you are of Damilola and Tolu as we often talk about them. The funny thing is I’m yet to meet either of them as they were both born after I came to USA.
My condolences to Dami and Tolu, I can assure both of you that we will be meeting soon by the special grace of God.

Goodnight my dear brother and I look forward till the day we shall meet again.
Posted by Folasade oduneye on May 24, 2021
Loads of good words from your mrs about you i heard in london before i came home to meet you guys at ibadan. What a complete gentleman you were i told your wife. Now i beleive the good ones dont last forever
I pray that you continue to rest in the bossom of our lord till the day of our lord
Rest in peace uncle.
Posted by Adedokun Wilson on May 24, 2021
So my friend and brother is gone! He surprisingly called me on the 20th of April and we talked for about fifteen minutes. From his speech I suspected he was not in good health. Yinka informed me of Kofi's death. Kofi was our mutual friend. At the end I told him by God's grace we will see very soon because we have not seen since 1999 when I left UBA. He said yes.
I never knew that would be the end of our discussion.
TOB joined UBA in 1974 and was posted to my department in Lagos Central Branch. From there we became close friends. We were both rascally in certain lifestyle!
TOB possessed an amiable personality. Very pleasant to be with. Our friendship was mutually beneficial. He was always watching my back in UBA then.
My heartfelt condolences go Femi his gentle and friendly wife, his children and grandchildren
May his soul be at peace with the Lord
TOB continue to sleep and sleep well!!!
Posted by Feyi O on May 23, 2021
Hmmn! I am at a loss for words because I did not expect to be writing this tribute about you so soon. However, I know that God is sovereign and He knows best. You were not just an Uncle but you were a Dad as I called you Daddy.

I remember my childhood with you, Mummy, Dami and Tolu. You were always that Dad that was so chilled, so witty, didn’t talk much but loved to teach us when you felt the need to, so much so that when you were back home from work, we would behave and sit still because we knew Daddy was back! You would ask me what I watched on TV and if I watched the National Geographic Channel, which you loved and I didn’t lol. However I always learnt something from it when we watched tv with you. You were a kind Dad, no stress, never raised your voice and you always watched CNN, leaving the tv on as you and Mummy slept in your room. In Tolu & I’s room next to yours, I would hear the tv slightly in the background and I later found myself doing that for a while when I became an adult and I know I learnt that from you.

One of the memories I have of you, is when Tope and I cooked white rice for you and you insisted that we do not wash the carbohydrates from the rice and I couldn’t fathom why but we obeyed, even though we felt we didn’t cook the rice properly, you didn’t complain and said you liked the rice. You were such a gentle and a loving Father.

Another fun memory I have of you, is when we were in Akoka and you taught us a song from back in the day about track races and it goes something like this- “Relay race, relay race, all competitors move to the running ground. No.1 set to go, No.2 stop fighting, No.3 is disqualified…” We would laugh sooooo hard at the sound and lyrics of the song but I remember it all these many years after and it makes me smile knowing I have great and fun memories of you. 

Now you have run your race Daddy and now you are resting in the LORD. I know you loved Him but He loves you more and has called you home. God is good and I know that He will continue to comfort Mummy, us children, grandchildren, your siblings, and all the family members and friends, as you have gone to be with the LORD.

Thank You for welcoming me into your family with love, and for making Dami, Tolu & I’s childhood so much fun, enjoyable and peaceful.

We will miss you but till we meet again Daddy, keep resting in the LORD! ❤️


Feeyi
Posted by RONKE ADEBANJO on May 23, 2021
Yinka you will truly be missed you are Heavens gain. I worked with you at UBA a true leader and sharp dresser. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Praying for your entire family may God console you all. Adieu till we meet again at the feet of Jesus. Amen
Posted by Adetola Awoliyi on May 23, 2021
Yinka its so sad to hear of your sudden death. For the years you were married to my friend, you were such a complete gentleman, who loved his immediate family and all those who came in contact with you.
No one ever expected that you will leave so soon, we love you but God loves you best. May the Good Lord console your wife, Femi, your Children, Damillola and Tolu, your grandchildren, yr brother Egbon, yr family, the Church of God and your friends that you left behind.
Heaven has sure gained an angel. May yr gentle soul continue to rest in perfect peace in Jesus mighty name amen
Posted by Olamide Browne on May 22, 2021
It breaks my heart that I have to write this, coming to terms with the fact that you're no more is really hard. Uncle Yinka ( Big daddy) you have left us all with a deep cut on our heart and it will take a while to heal from this.

God knows best why you had to go so soon, I believe you are in a better place now free from the stress and troubles of this world.

Good night my guardian angel, because when you were alive you cared so much for me so I know you will never leave me alone in this world.

Till we meet , May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Femi Browne on May 22, 2021
Hmmmmmm! Not too many people can boast of 40years of a blessed marriage and 48years of beautiful friendship. A relationship like no other . The Gardner crawled in and took the flower I loved Best. My heart is glad and full of gratitude when I reflect on the beautiful years we spent together. Thank you my love for teaching me patience, kindness, thank you for the amazing children and being a wonderful father and husband. Thank you for loving me. You have ran with patience the race set before you, thank you for taking me on that journey and teaching me to run mine as well. I sometimes think and wish that I could unsee some things that I've seen but was it easy for Christ to go to the cross? So, I reflect on his last words “SPIRITUAL JOURNEY “ and my heart becomes joyful. You embodied Heaven and life with you was a glimpse into all the beauty and joy to behold in Heaven. Now you've joined the angels in singing the heavenly song.
Let us not mourn him but rather celebrate his life because he has already joined the saints and has gone beyond reach the earthly burdens and limitations of the human body. He's in a place where there's no pain, no tears and no wickedness. I miss you my love, till we meet again on that joyful morning.
Femi Browne (Wife)
Posted by Damilola Browne on May 22, 2021
My father Theophilus Oyeyinka Browne was my role model and super hero.
I always thought he was the coolest and most unique man alive!
He carried himself with such pride, dignity and substance.
He was also the most intelligent, knowledgeable and articulate person I ever knew.
I always wanted to be around him to absorb and listen to whatever he had to say.
  He had a unique taste for great music, film and fashion. As well as quirky hobbies like deep water fishing and solving complex jigsaw puzzles. One of my fondest memories as a boy was him sometimes sitting with me and my sister on weekends to watch cartoons and actually be into it as much as we were.

  Those that know him would attest to the fact that he was a man of very few words. But whatever he had to say was extremely sensible and concise.
I must also mention that i never met a person who had such a strong hold on their emotions. I hardly ever saw him raise his voice or get bent out of shape. Even in the most stressful times of his life.
He was not the emotional type but it was always clear that his number one priority in life was to provide and keep his family safe.
  He instilled in me some core values that have made me the man I am today!
As sad as it is to say good bye to him so prematurely, I am truly grateful to have been raised by such an incredible human.

Memories of him will be forever present in my heart for as long as I am on this earth.

May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Tolu Kesh (nee Browne) on May 22, 2021
Dad! It completely shatters my heart to be writing this so soon. You were one amazing human, so easy to talk to, soft spoken and gentle. You spoke directly, with conviction and assertiveness. I will miss those funny sarcastic responses of yours but that’s ok because I will always hear you through myself because I’m just like that too. I often hung around to listen to your response when you spoke with a third party because I was sure you had the right answer for them.

You have taught me a lot and I must say you have taught me the most important things to get through life. I know how to prioritise and focus on the important things and I have learnt not to waste time asking questions I already have answers to, all thanks to you Dad.

You stayed calm and unruffled even in the most stressful situations. I was always proud to have you as my Dad, as a child I looked forward to solving jigsaw puzzles, and as a teenager playing chess and scrabble with my brother after we had discovered your very antic collection of board games.

I remember those beautiful mornings riding in the car with you to school, you had an amazing collection of music and I looked forward to this every morning.

I wish you didn’t have to go, your wings were ready but my heart wasn’t. I know you will always be with me and you are forever engraved on my heart.

The memories I have of you will never fade. I love you so much Dad. You will be greatly missed.
Posted by Akinpelu Browne on May 22, 2021
*TRIBUTE TO MY BROTHER, OYEYINKA BROWNE*

Hmmmm!
My brother!
How could I ever have thought it would end like this?
Even though we had four years between us, we were like twins --- inseparable --- perhaps because our third sibling left us much earlier in life. Perhaps!
However, I must say our upbringing must have also played a role in our closeness.
We seemed to love the same things --- cartoons, comics (we were frequenting the old Leventis and Kingsway Stores for this and for chocolates, the likes of Tobleron, Twix, Smarties etc.
We loved the same music genre especially funk and jazz. Films too (cowboy).
There was never a time we got into arguments even though we may not have agreed on some issues.
There was mutual respect and above all, there was love.
My brother was firmer on some matters where I tended to be flexible but that was him.
He was always fun to be with and witty. He had a pure heart.
Yinka would rather stay away from someone he disagreed with than be dragging any long thing.
Quiet, suave, determined and focused --- a fighter. That was my brother.
Perhaps only now do I really feel like an "orphan".

The words of the following hymn had kept resounding in me since that fateful Sunday.
"In Christ alone, my hope is found.
The Cornerstone, this solid ground.
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace.
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease,
My Comforter, my all in all, here on the love of Christ I stand".

Rest in perfect peace, Oyeyinka.

--- *Akinpelu Browne*
Posted by Adebukola Layode on May 22, 2021
AYinkuB, I was deeply saddened when I received the shocking news of your passing a couple of days ago. Though our paths crossed in Ibadan Grammar School 49 years ago, you remained true to yourself all through the years as a person without pretext, a dude of high intellect, a good athlete who also loved angling as recreation. Though a bit on the quiet side, being with you was always fun. You were a great guy and would forever remain so in my heart. May God grant your soul eternal rest. Good night Yinka. Bukki Layode.
Posted by Oluwafunmilayo Browne on May 22, 2021
Death is inevitable.It is a journey that everyone must take,but your death is so shocking and so hard for everyone to get rid of.
Though I've not seen you in a very long time,you will always be remembered and remain in my heart Uncle Yinka.
It is with deepest sorrow and sadness that i write this tribute with tears rolling down my cheeks. I don't know what else to say about my Uncle except that i was extremely fortunate to have him as my Uncle and now that he is gone,I miss him so much.

Rest in peace,in the arms of the Angels,as they carry you to Heaven. We love and miss you greatly!

Oluwafunmilayo Browne.
Posted by Dr Akinrujomu Kayode on May 22, 2021
I'm writing this tribute with so much grief in my heart. It's so sad saying goodbye to such a great man of honor and virtue. You're such a God fearing man. And so diligent too. Your love for mankind and God cannot be underestimated. Though your presence here will be greatly missed, we believe that someday we'll surely meet again to part no more. Adieu Uncle.
Posted by Akin Akiboye on May 22, 2021
Dear Yinka,it was a shock to me to hear your sudden death,but I know that you are with your Lord. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace . You have been a wonderful brother and well articulated and professional individual with uncompromising intellectual ability against injustice with a profound promotion for a just society. We shall all miss you, but we all know that you are in the best place with Jesus Christ. Rest in Peace. Good night.

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Posted by Bayo Keleko on June 3, 2021
Still can't get over the fact that you have passed on to the great beyond. Your demise is painful and I am still ladened with very heavy heart. The good memories we shared will forever linger. I take solace in the fact that it is the will of the Almighty. May the good Lord grant you eternal rest with perpetual light forever shining and may God comfort your family and the friends in mourning.
Posted by Funmi ILORI on May 28, 2021
Hmmm, all I can say for now is...Mr. Browne (daddy Damilola) may your gentle soul RIP IJMN,Amen. My friend, Femi and the children will miss you sorely. O ma she o. You fondly addressed me as Mama Feeyi. 
Posted by Jimi A on May 28, 2021
This is still a rude shock, we are however thankful to God in all things. As a neighbour, He constantly makes sure everything was in place and took responsibility over alot as a fatherly figure. We surely miss him and pray God continues to comfort everyone especially the immediate family.
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Biography of Oyeyinka Theophilus Browne

Omo'ba Theophilus Oyeyinka Browne was born in Lagos on 26th June, 1955 to the family of the late Emmanuel J. Akinsanya Browne popularly called Daddy Alaja of Oke Arin/Olowogbowo area.
Attended Ebenezer African Church School, Ekotedo, Ibadan; International School, Ibadan; Ibadan Grammar School; Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oké & University of Ado Ekiti.
Possessed AIB Diploma, London; Cert. in Fundamentals of Electronic Data Processing & Computer Programming (Unilag); Diploma in Management (Unilag); HND Banking and Finance; Masters in Business Administration.
He held various positions in the United Bank for Africa including Business Manager, Area Manager; Head, Branch Design Project; Principal Manager & Assistant Chief Inspector.
His hobbies included Sports generally (was a sprinter), Angling & Travelling.
He was married with children and grandchildren.
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace in the bosom of our Lord.
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TRIBUTE TO A FRIEND

Shared by Godwin Okosun on May 24, 2021
Yinka, news of your death came as a rude shock.  You were an epitome of humility, friendliness and peace.  What an amiable person you are!  I remember vividly our growing up days, you were one of our best.    Though pained, angered and sorrowful at your demise, I’m relieved and give glory to Almighty God for the good life you lived. I pray that God will grant your wife, children, brother and friends the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.   Adieu, my good friend Yinka Browne    May your soul rest in peace!
Godwin Okosun