This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dcn. Prof. Taiwo Adegboyega Adewole 70 years old, born on August 26, 1949 and passed to glory on September 4, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife, two sons and a daughter-in-law.

He will be Forever in our Hearts.

1st Year Remembrance: Sept 4th @ 2pm (NGR Time); pls cotact Dokun for logon details

Burial Details:

Evening of Tributes - Sunday 6th October, 2019 at 3pm @ 35 Social Club Rd., Abule Egba, Lagos

Service of Songs - Monday 7th October, 2019 at 4pm @ New Heritage Baptist Church - 17/19 Femi Adebule St., Fola Agoro, Shomolu, Lagos

Lying in State: 8.30am
Commendation Service - 9.30am - 11am on Tuesday 8th October, 2019 at New Heritage Baptist Church, Shomolu, Lagos

Wakekeeping Service - Thursday 10th October, 2019 at 4pm @ 1 Taiwo Adewole St., Camp Young Area, Ede, Osun State

Burial Service - Friday 11th October, 2019 at 11am @ First Baptist Church, Oke Apaso, Ede, Osun State

Reception - Command Day Secondary School Ede, Army Barrack Rd, Off Ede-Osogbo Rd, Ede, Osun State

Posted by Omotayo Fifo on September 6, 2020
We never lose those that we loved.
Even though they are gone, within the heart of those who cares their memories linger on forever.
Prof, may your gentle soul continue to Rest In Peace.
Posted by Oludele Olaseinde on September 4, 2020
My Dear Professor,
Just to let you know we really miss you.
I wish I could sit down with you and have one of our enlightening discussions.
We remember you always,
Your good friend,
Oludele Olaseinde
Posted by Doyin Adebiyi on September 4, 2020
Your memory lingers on daddy!
Exactly one year ago when you left this sinful world. Thank God for the life well spent, you can never be forgotten, we miss you but God loves you more. May Almighty God continue to uphold mummy, children and the entire family you left behind. Amen
Doyin & Taiwo Adebiyi
Posted by Prof (Mrs) Kehinde Olayin... on September 4, 2020
Remembering Dn (Prof) Taiwo Adewole one year after. My family and I remember his gentle, caring, smiling nature. He was definitely God's gift. to the church of God at New Heritage Baptist Church in Somolu. We specially thank God for His faithfulness to our dear sister - Mrs Keji Taiwo Adewole and the children- Dokun, Adeoye and the wife. He also had several non biological children.
He is sorely missed but we believe he is at the bosom of the Lord resting in perfect peace.
Posted by 'Banke Sekoni on September 4, 2020
May Prof. Adewole's remembrance be a day of joy.
Ki Olorun d'ele fun won.
Posted by Samuel Fakolade on September 4, 2020
The Bible says that sweet is the memory of the just. We have missed Prof TAIWO ADEWOLE for one whole year today being the day of your demise. May your soul continue to rest in peace of the Almighty God. It has not been the same without you but memories of your sorjourn here are sweet. No one will forget your good counsel and kind disposition in a hurry. Good night dear brother. May God continue to be with the family here.
Pst Dr & ( Mrs) Femi Fakolade
Posted by Tunde Sule on September 3, 2020

You can never be forgotten. We all miss you, but God loves you more. Sleep well on the bosom of your God

Posted by Oluyemi Afere on September 2, 2020
Daddy Adewole was a humble man of God who served God with his heart, strength and might. All his possession was nothing to him but laid all at the Master's feet. He's a person worthy of emulation. R.I.P. Daddy
Posted by Bolatito Feyisetan on August 28, 2020
My dear brother and friend, Pro.(Dn) Taiwo Adewole, it is an understatement to say that I personally missed your warm sweet smiles, cheerfully calling me auntie, auntie, auntie .How time flies, it is a year since you have gone to be with your Father and my Father in glory. The sweet memories you left behind linger on. On this side of eternity you are forever missed, however thanks to God Who has prepared for us His children a better place at the feet of Jesus Christ where we shall meet to part no more. Until then continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I pray that God will continue to comfort the family and friends you left behind. IT IS WELL WITH OUR SOULS.
Posted by Charles Ojelade on August 27, 2020
Dear beloved Prof. I thank God for the opportunity of meeting and knowing you. You have been a great friend to know and to make. I will continue to cherish the fond memories I have of all the interactions with you as a fellow Deacon. Rest on sir, my dear bro.
Posted by Benedict Falana on August 27, 2020
My Dear Professor,

Thanks for passing through the earth, your exit was a great lesson for us all. You kept teaching and teaching us to remember our own exit. Tani koni ku?

Prof. No love lost because i still believe you are not "dead" but resting.
Unfortunately i just defended my thesis while you left, remember this had been our discussion that i will complete my PG studies one day.

I will see you on the resurrection day Prof.
The Juice was worth the squeeze.

Rest on Professor.


Posted by Engr Emmanuel Akinwole on August 27, 2020
Distinguished Prof,

How can we forget your disarming ever present smiles, uncommon simplicity and selfless devotion to professional calling,the Church of God and Humanity in General?

One year has barely slipped by but the memory of your impact on everyone you met, everywhere you went and anything you did to transform live and show kindness cannot be forgotten until eternity!

God bless our ageless Matriarch, a.k.a "M.D Special", (Mission Deaconess Special ), Dns.Mrs Keji Taiwo-Adewole,who has risen to the impetuous challenge to carry on the good work and imperishable legacy you suddenly left behind in the community,the church and families with christian courage and characteristic devotion. May the Lord bless and take control as we approach your one year remeberance on 4th September ONLINE in accordance with COVID protocols...
Posted by Goke Olasoko on August 26, 2020
Dear Prof, you left an indelible and great legacy. We will continue to remember your good deeds and great strides. We miss you always, especially today, on your 71st post-humus birthday! Sleep on in the bosom of your Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Posted by Ilori Omowumi Oyebode on August 26, 2020
Memories of you will last forever Deacon, Professor, T. A. Adewole, my boss, mentor and father, you brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met you. Till we meet again continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord.
Posted by Sote Gbade on August 26, 2020
Dcn Prof. Taiwo Adewole,
It was a year ago that you departed this sinful world. We missed your company especially the counseling and the jokes you shared with us in the publication department of New Heritage Baptist Church, Somolu, Lagos.
We know that you are sleeping quietly in the bosom of the Lord. As we remember you, we pray for the family you left behind. The Angels of the Lord will continue to protect and bless them. Whatsoever you could not do, our Lord will strengthen your wife to do them. She will be both mum and father for the children and grandchildren. Amen. Shallom.

Prof. Gbade Sote.
24 08 2020
Posted by Ekone Evelyn on October 14, 2019
We'll always remember that special smile, that caring heart, that warm embrace, you always gave us. You being there for us, through good and bad times, no matter what. We'll always remember you Daddy because they'll never be another one to replace you in our hearts, and the love we will always have for you. As we look back over time. We find ourselves wondering... Did we remember to thank you enough for all you have done for us? For all the times you were by our sides to help and support us... To celebrate our successes, to understand our problems and accept our defeats? Or for teaching us by your example. The value of hard work, good judgment, education, and integrity? And for the simple things like laughter, smiles and times we shared? If we have forgotten to show our Gratitude enough for all the things you did, We're thanking you now, and we hoping you knew all along, How much you meant to us. We love you now and always!! From Teetee, Kenny & Bolu
Posted by Sanjo Ojedoja on October 10, 2019
Who are we to question our Maker? Life itself is full of ups and downs... Alas, all souls is a wearer of death's garment. One day, we shall find ourselves at the last home! Meeting you was a blessing in disguise, many at times you would advise me on life issues... I was taken aback at the hearing of the news of your demise. When we had interaction in June, 2019, you were full of life and never shown any indication of your imminent demise! Well, thanks be to God for a life well spent in boldness, courage, sincerity and giving. May the Lord grant the family left behind the grace to bear the irreparable loss. Adieu, Professor Taiwo Adegboyega Adewole (Eelerin miiiii).
Posted by Segun Mimiko on October 7, 2019
Adieu Prof.
God fearing,
Accomplished professional,
Great family man,
Humble, selfless, unassuming;
Quintessential OMOLUABI.
Rest in the Lord!

Olusegun Mimiko & Family
Posted by Olaoluwa Olayinka on October 6, 2019
Tribute to Dn (Prof) Adewole

It was very shocking to hear the news of the passing of Dn Adewole. I have known the Adewole family from childhood as our families both attended New Estate Baptist Church and myself and the boys went to the same primary school.

Dn Adewole was a very caring, humble and energetic gentleman with an infectious smile. Whenever I visited Deoye he would always be so warm and inviting, their house in Yaba was more like my second home. Even when we would get into the usual antics as kids, he would always be very forgiving.

He was a very passionate man of God and was fully committed and dedicated to the church. He moved to Oyo and Osun States respectively on work assignments but still remained active in church activities at New Heritage. This passion for the things of God has also been instilled in his children and other family members that stayed with him. He touched the lives of many and was an epitome of love, humility and selflessness.

While we pray that the Lord Almighty comforts his immediate, extended and NHBC family at this time, we will also celebrate his exemplary life which was a life of service to the church and mankind. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord Almighty sir.

Posted by Dokun Adeyemo on October 3, 2019
4th September, 2019 was a day I will never forget in life. I received the greatest shock of my life when at 4:00 am on this fateful day I got the news of Professor Taiwo Adewole's transition to glory. I had spoken to him barely twelve hours before he passed away. There were no indications he was going to die. Indeed this is fate, there is no armour against fate. A cruel fate. I cannot remember when last I cried when someone died, not even my mother or father but I wept for the fate that befell my friend of more than 50 years for over two weeks before I could console myself.
We met at the Federal School of Science, Onikan, Lagos in 1968 and since then we have been more than friends. I cannot do anything without him and he too will always carry me along in anything he does. Our relationship was not only contiguous but consanguineous. We got admitted into University of Ibadan the same year and while I was posted to Zik Hall, he got posted to Kuti Hall. We did all that was humanly possible for him transferred to Azikwe Hall, we pressed and made sure my roommate was moved to another room. As a result, we shared the same room for the duration of our different courses. After graduation and national service, we regrouped; bought the same brand and make of car with the same colour (WAF 1980), such was the association we shared until his sudden departure. About six years ago, I gave him a copy of a will I made and asked him to the my administrator, when I die. Little did I know he would go before me. Very painful.
He was generous to a fault and his magnanimity is unparalleled. The role he played in the life of one of my children is particularly remarkable. As a medical laboratory science student at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, he was transferred to Jos during reorganisation exercise and when my friend learnt of this, he did everything humanly possible and got him back to LAUTECH. Besides, this boy stayed with him at Ede for three years until he graduated. I am eternally grateful to him for this and many other things too numerous to recount here.
Out of those of us who were friends particularly by the Science School Group, he was outstanding. After his first degree in biochemistry, he went in for PhD and later proceeded to read Medicine. He was a fellow of the West African College of Physicians. He was a recipient of many awards including Husband of the year award in 2011.
He has departed this sinful world where his wealth of experience would have benefitted mankind, my prayer is that God will uphold the family , the wife, Keji, the children and those he left behind including me. May God grant us all the fortitude to bear the loss
Adieu Norothing.

Yemi Adekunbi and Family
Posted by Dokun Adeyemo on October 3, 2019

Sir Gboye I called you. Your usual response was baba rere. Oloru of oru was my response to your hello anytime I called you between 10 to 11 pm, my usual time of calling. Ronke called you captain anything, both of you being products of Baptist College, Iwo. When I called to congratulate you on July 26, 2019 when you clocked 70, it never dawned on me that it was the last phone call I would make to you. Exactly a week later, you passed on to the great beyond. Much as Ronke and I are still trying to understand your sudden departure, we cannot fathom the misery. We however, take solace in the fact that God Himself called you home. We cannot query Him.

I recall with nostalgia that you and I met in Ede, your hometown, in 1975 after our National Youth Service. Fate further brought us together as post-graduate students in the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) when I joined the University in 1977 and we lived in the same house. I knew when you left UNIFE (OAU) for the University of Calabar to study medicine after you had successfully completed the experimental work for your Ph.D. We were in close contact even when we moved to Lagos. I was privileged to be your bestman when you got married to your sweetheart, Keji. I was outside the country in 1987 when Ronke gave birth to our last baby, Funmi. You sent the telegram that informed me of the safe delivery of the baby girl, who today is a proud mother. You were the chairman at the wedding reception of our daughter, Mobolanle, in 2014.

To say we miss you is an understatement. Our consolation however, is that you lived a fulfilled life both by virtue of your devotion to your calling and your profession, medicine. You served God and humanity. Your life was an epitome of a true believer. You were humble, in spite of your great academic achievements. You were committed to whatever you believed in. If any of your friends had any problem and intimated you of the problem, like we had cause to, you would not rest until you solved the problem. You were kind-hearted. You were generous, almost to a fault. You were a committed family man. You suddenly left the group of your very close friends. The consolation we have is that you are resting with the Lord. Sleep on, our bosom friend, till we meet to part no more.
Kola & Ronke Faloye
Posted by Oni Olubode on October 3, 2019
DADDY, You were a great Encourager, loving mentor a father to me and my family, back to my early years when I was at the University College Hospital, ibadan and during my health challenges at that same time. In particular, some 9 years ago you. When my sister in law was very sick even with 6 months pregnancy in her and she was admitted to a missionary hospital at ogbomosho. Battling with life, I sent my parents (Hon & Mrs Oni) to you in Nigeria and the speed and professional industry you put into our dear needs are still freshly alive in us. Especially with the host of specialists and consultants you mobilized along with you, and scarifice of your Annual leave to attend to the situation and thereby saving the mother and the baby inside. You allowed God to use you as an angel to us. YOUR HUMILITY TO ALL PEOPLE IS EXEMPLARY.
DADDY You are surely great even at Transition.
"Iku Oro re da, Isa oku isegunreda!"
Dcn. Prof. Taiwo Adegboyega Adewole, please rest in peace.

From Dr. & Dr. Mrs Oyewole Salako ...from Shestefield, U.k
Posted by David Oladele on October 2, 2019
The memory of the just is blessed.
I met Prof Adewole for the first time as a young Doctor in the year 2002 at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos.
Prof was an astute clinician and a researcher per excellence. He is one of the few doctors that transverse effortlessly the laboratory and clinical aspects of medical practice.
He was a mentor we look up to and yet had a warm embrace of a father. Prof had a strong desire for excellence in all things and little tolerance for mediocrity and laziness.
The medical and academic community in Nigeria has lost an icon.
Our solace is in the fact that his good works will keep speaking and the assurance that we shall meet again on the resurrection morning.
Adieu Prof 
Posted by Prof (Mrs) Kehinde Olayin... on September 30, 2019

(Tribute to a Great soldier of Christ)

Putting pen to paper to write a tribute to this great man of God was not easy. Dn (Prof) Taiwo Adewole was a complete gentleman, caring, humble, encouraging, compassionate and a great leader. He was the Chairman of the Diaconate for eight years at the New Heritage Baptist Church Somolu. He was one of the founding leaders in the church in 1996.

Prof Adewole was until his death a member of the Publicity & Publication Department at NHBC Somolu. He played a great role as one of the editors. He is known to travel all the way from his base in Osun state to attend Committee meetings and make his inputs. His was a life of dedication and service to his Lord and master – Jesus Christ.

He will be greatly missed by the Committee as he will say “my sister” or “my brother” His voice of sound reasoning and advice will be surely missed.

Our prayer is that the Lord will comfort his wife, children and the family of God which he dearly loved. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Prof (Mrs) Kehinde Olayin... on September 30, 2019
Deacon Professor Adewole that I know

I got to know Deacon Professor Taiwo Adewole at the New Estate/New Heritage Baptist Churches in the 90’s. I got to know him better at New Heritage Baptist Church Shomolu in 1996 (when the church started). Deacon Adewole was a complete gentleman, very humble, a great encourager and one that unifies the brethren. He was the diaconate chairman at NHBC and extremely helpful especially as it related to the health of the brethren.

He was passionate about the things of God and although he moved to Osun state, he was very much a part of NHBC Somolu. He belonged to the Publications and Medical Committee of the Church. He will look out to see any of the brethren needing support and ensure he did his best to lift up such a person. He was very impactful. His life was that of service to God and man.

Deacon Adewole was a family man, a great husband to our dear sister Keji and a wonderful father to Dokun and Adeoye. He will surely be missed but we are comforted that we will meet again at the feet of the father.

Posted by Rev. Dipo Olayinka on September 30, 2019

The news of passing on to glory of Deacon (Professor) Taiwo Adewole that morning was strange. I did not see it coming. How can he leave in this sudden manner, what happened, where and when? These were many questions passing through my mind. The reality came when the wife confirmed on the telephone and explained what happened. Secret things will always belong to God.

This man of God served his saviour and was a leader with a servant heart – a well accomplished Professor of Chemical Pathology and a Baptist Deacon with a heart of Gold. A beloved brother and a cherished and dependable Christian friend, helpful and resourceful.

In Phil.1:21, Apostle Paul stated “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain” – Deacon Professor Adewole lived for his Lord Jesus Christ and has now received his gain for a fruitful and impactful life of service to the Lord,

He was always a positive influence on everyone on the governing board of Bowen University Teaching Hospital (BUTH) and BUTH Allied and Services Limited both in Ogbomosho. He conducted the last BHAS Board meeting in June 2019 (as acting chairman) so remarkably, sharing from Hebrews 12:18-24 emphasising verse 22 “that we had come to a place of meeting with the living God who is always present with an innumerable company of Angels......”. We did not know that would be his last appearance at the company’s Board Meeting.

As our diaconate chairman at New Heritage Baptist Church, Shomolu (2001-2008), he led the team of four Deacons with love, dedication and sustainable maturity. I will always cherish his support for me as the Acting Pastor of the Church from 2003 to 2008. A great man of God, a faithful and committed deacon and a skilful and dedicated member of the New Heritage Baptist Church Family. We will all miss him greatly.

Now that you are home with the Lord Jesus Christ, take your rest in the bosom of the Lord until we meet again on the resurrection morning. My dear brother, Deacon and friend Deacon (Professor) Taiwo Adewole rest in perfect peace until we meet again.

Posted by Dokun Adeyemo on September 30, 2019
I never knew you came to Abuja to bid me farewell when on that faithful morning you called me to tell me you had reported for assignment in Abuja.
Painful as it was and is that we never saw face to face till you went to answer the call to be with your creator; but I have no choice than to accept the supreme decision of our Lord God Almighty who has the final say over everything and in every situation. I have no choice than to keep thanking the King of Glory for your life.
Sun re o Egbon mi to da Broda Gboyega.
Rest in perfect peace in the bosom of your creator till we meet to part no more Sir Gboye.
O dabo, o di igba o se Sir Gboye.

‘Denji Adeyemo
Posted by Benedict Falana on September 29, 2019
Prof., you are not dead. Your good deeds remain in my heart. I appreciate the role God used you to play in my life. You are beautiful Prof. I and my Wife miss you.
Till we see in person again in Eternity.
Rest on my great Mentor.

Thank you for everything.

Yours truly,

Benedict Falana
Posted by Adekunle Adeniyi on September 28, 2019
It was with a great sense of loss when I heard of Prof. Adewole had passed away. I had an opportunity to meet him few hours at sokoti in ondo while I was visiting Baba Chief Robert in 2017. He was more than just a wonderful person; he was always so calm,gentle,meek, kind and considerate. His humility is worth emulating. May God bless his soul to rest in peace. my thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

My deepest sympathy.
Kunle Adeniyi
Posted by John Anionye on September 27, 2019
Prof, our shining star in Medical Biochemistry! I did not know you were leaving the world so soon, I would have made more efforts to tap from your wisdom. Your dedication and sense of responsibility was exceptional. As the Secretary of the Medical Biochemistry Postdoctoral fellowship committee, working with you as my Chairman was a delight and a learning process. Your gentility and humility has endeared you to my heart forever.
Rest in peace my dear Prof, I will personally miss you and your mentoring.

Dr John Anionye
University of Benin.
Posted by Aiyegbusi Kehinde on September 27, 2019
Posted by Ezekiel Oyebanji on September 26, 2019
Prof Taiiwo Adewole. It is hard to come to term with your sudden
exit. Your zeal in handling virtually all things with doggedness especially including spiritual matters is unparalleled. Sleep on in the bossom  of the Lord Jesus Christ. Adieu

Pastor & Pastor Mrs Ezekiel Oyebanji
Posted by Kayode Adedapo on September 26, 2019
Prof was a perfect gentleman, ever ready to lend a helping hand. He was so dedicated to the profession to the extent that even in his challenged state he still came to give his revision lecture of the West Africa College of Physicians in Ibadan in August even when he could not remember the password to his computer. His was always a matured analysis at our bi-annual College examinations and ever so humble in his submissions.
Sleep on Prof and have your deserved rest at the bosom of our Lord. May the Lord console everyone you have left behind.
Posted by Bolaji Fifo on September 26, 2019
I cannot believe I'm writing this. Words are not enough to express the shock and disbelief. You visited us here in Dublin a year ago with Mummy.

You were very kind, loving, patient, and an all round positive person to be around. You taught me some life lessons i will forever treasure and keep in my heart and for that, i thank you for the bottom of my heart.

It was an honour to have known you. Your legacy will forever live on.

Rest in peace Daddy.
Posted by Bode Akinduro on September 26, 2019
Daddy on hearing the news of your departure, I was put in great shock. All these years, you've been asking to meet my mum. She came to Lagos to meet you but God took you to be with Him. Thank you for treating me like your daughter. You were caring to a fault, you accepted me and my family as your own. I will never forget you in my lifetime. Till we meet to part no more Daddy. May your soul rest in perfect peace. FROM your daughter, GLADYS.
Posted by Dokun Adeyemo on September 26, 2019
Sir Gboye, the news of your passing away came to me a rude shock, having made contact with you about 2 weeks earlier to wish you a Happy 70th birthday. I was able to do that but you left us shortly after.

We have been together for more than 50 years to the extent that our families were kind of merged.

We thank God Almighty that he granted you a fulfilled life. When I remember the time at the Federal Science at Onikan, Lagos, the time at the University of Ibadan, the time at the University of Ife , I just get flooded with memories of your resilience, humility, bridge building and generosity.

You must have lived a fulfilled life which is all we pray for. Will that people say about you we can not but thank God Almighty. We love you but God loves you best. May God grant you eternal rest in heaven. Amen.

Adieu! My great friend. We shall miss you but God Almighty knows best.
Posted by Adeyanju Folasade on September 26, 2019
Sir, this is the tribute from Baptist Health Fellowship. Adieu Dn. Prof. Taiwo Adewole. We cannot forget easily the promise you made at Ogbomoso in April, this year during the Nigerian Baptist Convention in session that you will be with us at Akwa Home mission field for the Fellowship annual rural medical outreach come October this year. Little did we know that we will not be able to see your smiling face again. Your desire to serve the Lord is not in doubt. You have fought the good fight and have won. The crown the Lord Almighty prepared for you is waiting for you. Rest in the bosom of the Lord. We love you but God love you best. Dn Dr Feludu Isaac on behalf of Baptist Health Fellowship of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.

Members of the Medical Board
Posted by Loveln Pearl on September 25, 2019
Adieu Professor Adewole,
My husband and I were shocked when we heard of your exit!
Just like yesterday, 5years ago, you were the chairman of our wedding occasion..I remembered how you encouraged us. You were such a great speaker,mentor and father. To say we will miss you is an understatement.Continue to rest in the bossom of the Lord till we meet again.
Mr and Mrs Akinyosoye
Posted by Chief Medical Director on September 25, 2019
Tributes in Honour of Prof Taiwo Adewole by staff of Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso
It was with rudest shock I received the news of the passing away of our former Acting Chief Medical Director, the Chairman of the Medical Board of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, a member of the Governing Board of Bowen University Teaching Hospital, (BUTH) Ogbomoso and BUTH Health and Allied Services Ltd (BHAS). I have heard so many good things said about Prof. Taiwo Adewole even before I met him.
In my interactions with him during many meetings in the various Boards in which we both served, he showed a lot of passion, dedication and commitment to the course he believed would improve the lot of people, especially the underserved. He was forthright. We thank God for the time He lent him to us. We pray that the God of comfort will comfort his immediate family, colleagues and the Nigerian Baptist Family. It is well.
                                  Dr. O. G. Olupona
                                  Acting Chief Medical Director
                                  BUTH, Ogbomoso

The passing away of Prof. Taiwo Adewole came so sudden. He was a man with a strong passion, energy and idea for the Hospital, the University and the Nigerian Baptist Convention as a whole. He will be sorely missed.

May the Lord grant him a peaceful repose and also comfort the family at this sore moment and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss. Bye for a while Sir and thank you for the time spent with us.
                           Dr. A.O. Durodola, Director of Clinical
                           Services/Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee
BUTH, Ogbomoso

Adieu Professor Adegboyega Adewole . Not how long but how well. You have done your bit and have left your mark on the shores of BUI, COHS as our Provost and of BUTH as our Chief Medical Director. You served the Board of BHAS meritoriously. We shall miss your contribution in all the areas where you served. Your legacy lives though you have gone to be with the Lord.

Rest in peace in the bosom of our Lord.

                                  Dr. Adenike Adeniran
                                  General Purpose Chairman, BUTH Health
                                  & Allied Services (BHAS) Board
The passing away of Prof Adewole met the Hospital Community in shock and disbelief. We have lost a dedicated man of God who had passion for the progress of BUTH and the Hospital’s future. He was very vocal for progress and full of ideas. Prof. Adewole will be greatly missed. His contributions on the BHAS Board and the Governing Board will be remembered and greatly cherished. May his soul rest in perfect peace. You left your footprints on the sands of time.
                                   Dr. (Mrs.) Y.C. AyoBello
                                   Director of Administration
                                   BUTH, Ogbomoso

Life itself is surrounded with so many activities, the good, the bad and the ugly. The good part of life will be enjoyed to the fullest when one knows who the Maker is!  The bad side of it will be enjoyed when one is on the other side, the ugly part of it is not palatable at all. In fact, we are borne into this terrestrial plane of the universe to play one role or the other. The role you played on this earth counted a lot. You contributed your quota to the development of human and intellectual capacity. Both in Bowen University and Bowen University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.
Well, I must sincerely let you know or let the world know that you have gone, but your footprints that you have left on the sand of time really count. One will never want anyone who is so close and dear to one to die so sudden, but who are we? When God says the stage curtain should be drawn, then, it has to be drawn. Your stage curtain has now been drawn. Anyway, mortals meet to part, mortals part to meet, life is an angle at a point. We miss you so dearly.
Adieu Professor Taiwo Adegboyega Adewole.
                                       Dn. Dr. Ojedoja Sanjo
                                       BUTH, Ogbomoso

The death of Prof. Taiwo Adewole was a shock to the entire body of the Hospital and various lives he has touched including mine. It is certain that he will be missed by the Board of BHAS and the Hospital for his contributions and effectiveness. However, the heritage you have left behind will continue to be in our memories. Adieu Prof. Taiwo Adegboyega Adewole. Till we meet to part no more
                                        Oyegbami A.O.
                                        BUTH, Ogbomoso

Prof. Adewole, a rare genre, honestly your demise is such a great loss to everyone that knew your life time.
                                        Akanbi W.O.
                                        BUTH, Ogbomoso

Rest in Peace Professor Taiwo Adegboyega Adewole
                                  Dr. A. O. Ogunlaja
                                  Deputy Director of Clinical Services
                                  BUTH, Ogbomoso

Rest in Peace Professor Taiwo Adegboyega Adewole

O.O. Adewole,                                                BUTH, Ogbomoso

You demise was sudden. I kept remembering your active, outspoken and gentle manner and approach. It is such a great loss. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. You really lived an impactful life.
                                       Adekemi, BUTH, Ogbomoso

We appreciate God mercy on you for keeping you, to do good to humanity, and raise many hopes of people with health problems. We shall have continue to be enjoying it, but the Almighty God knows better.   Please rest in a perfect peace of the creature. Amen.
                                 Chief Sakar, Structural Enginner

You are an epitome of success and you lived an exemplary life, my prayer is that the Lord grant you eternal rest and grant the family at large the strength to bear the irreplaceable loss.
                                 Oguntimehin Family
Shocking news of your passage Sad that you have taken an early exit to go the way of all men. The consolation though is that you lived for your Creator and thus death is not the end but the beginning of an endless eternal life
                                  Dr. D.A. Gbadero

On behalf of security BUTH, Ogbomoso Baba Rest in Peace

                                  Mr.  P. O. Alade
                                  Ag. C.S.O. (BUTH)
You will continually be a source of encouragement and joy in the hearts of everyone you have trained, it was a shocking news to hear but the hope that we have is that you are among the cloud of witnesses.

If there is anything to learn from your life, it is your passion towards teaching and helping your students be great Doctors. Till we meet again. Prof. T. A. Adewole

                                 siakpona Chehendu. U.

You have served your Lord in several capacities. We remember your services to the College and your love for the students. May the Lord Comfort your family.
                                           Prof. Ayo Soladoye,
                                           Provost College of Health
                                           Sciences Bowen University

Rest in peace. God shall comfort your family. 
                                           Prof. I.O. Oshungade
                                           Dean, Faculty of Science

My dear Deacon, Prof., Provost.
You have fought the good fight in Christ, Your reward is with your Creator. Rest in the Lord.                                       Dr. S. E. Akinola, BUTH

Rest in Peace Baba
                                           Alawonde R.B., BUTH

May your soul rest well

                                          Akinkunmi Victor, BUTH

I did not know you but I heard of the strides you took while here, a vessel used by the Lord

                                         Nia Olupona, BUTH

Prof. you were such a visionary leader who counted every opinion important and worked to please the Lord. Your sudden departure is a surprise but we are sure you’ve gone to rest. So rest in the boson of the Lord.
                                         Jumoke Olagunju, BUTH

A great teacher and a man of God. You will be greatly missed. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord.
                                        Dr. Isaac Amole, BUTH

A great man of valour, You’ve been a blessing to your generations and the generation yet unborn. May your soul continue to Rest in Perfect Peace.
                                        Olaoluwajubelo Tella Ojo

Prof. you havelived and discharged all responsibilities unto your Creator. All glory to God alone.

                                        S.A. Oladunjoye, BUTH

Really pained to have lost him at this time just when he was having more time for the Nigerian Baptist Convention. He will be remembered for his contribution as the CMD/Provost during the trying times of the College and Teaching Hospital after the loss of Prof. Adebo. We cannot thank him enough for this. 

May the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY grant the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. And also console NBC health ministry at this time in JESUS NAME.

                                         Prof. S.U. Eyesan, BUTH

Gone so suddenly. I remember your rejoicing with me at the birth of my daughter and finding out time to visit me. I didn’t know your last phone call to me will be our last discussion.

May your labour in God ‘s vineyard continue to be remembered.
                                          Pharm O.J. Adesanya BUTH
Posted by Olusegun Akintola on September 25, 2019
Prof wa owon,
To say you would be missed is indeed an understatement because of your constant yet infectious smiles, encouraging words of comfort and regular expression of Christian kindness. 'Baba Adewole' as you're fondly called is to us more than a 'medical' prof but a 'musical' prof. Please join the heavenly choir to sing your part - tenor and may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

From: Bolatito & Olusegun Akintola
Posted by Salem Okanlawon on September 25, 2019

Your love for church music is divine, and the words encouragement we get from you always want us to do more.

You were a man of humility, full of love and kindness, peaceful and committed to His tasks.

Knowing you was a privilege, because your conduct shows that no matter the height we might attain in this world, walking with God closely and having His fear in mind should be the ultimate. You were truly a friend and a lover of God.

Though your sudden demise left a painful sore in our hearts,still we believe that you are in a better place, a place where there is no more pain or sorrow, no death or plague, no struggles or shame, a place of eternal rest. Rest on in the blossom of our Lord Jesus. We will forever love you. Rev. & Mrs Salem Okanlawon (Music Minister - New Heritage Baptist Church)
Posted by Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori on September 25, 2019

The sudden exit of Prof Adewole confirmed the inevitability of the terminal end of all mortals. 

Nonetheless, the life and times of individuals may be adjudged worthy or otherwise based on the quality and character content of the memorable moments shared with others. After all, a philosopher once opined that " a life is like a garden ; perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory", and so it is with Prof Adewole. You were a unique personality, who lived well, worked well, and achieved all that the Lord packaged for you. 

We will miss you in our family as you became one of us over 50 years ago when my intimate cousin, Mr Sogo Ogidan, introduced you to the family as his friend and confidant. 

I have known you as a highly disciplined, focused, loyal, honest, humble and God fearing individual.

Your sudden exit few days after your 70th birthday is painful, but who are we to ask the Lord the reason  for calling you to join him in eternal glory? We can only pray for the Lord to grant your loving family the fortitude to bear your sudden transition. 

May the Lord uphold, support and be with Keji, your wonderful children and grandchildren. Amen 

Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori 

State of Osun 
Posted by Kehinde Fifo on September 25, 2019
It's difficult to believe that you have departed from us to rest with the Lord, to us it is to soon, to sudden and very painful.
We will miss you dearly and greatly. Your brotherly live, care,advice and mentorship but we cannot question our God. Our solice is that you are resting with Him.
Rest on Prof., till we meet to part no more.
Posted by Femi Mimiko on September 25, 2019

Adieu, Prof!

Prof. Taiwo A. Adewole was such a peaceable and amiable man that one would have loved to have around much longer; but God knows best. While praying that the good Lord grants the family - nuclear, extended, and professional - that Prof. left behind the fortitude to bear this truly irreparable loss, we enjoin everyone to take solace in the realization that he lived a fruitful, distinguished, and honourable life - of service to God and humanity. Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord, sir.
- Bosede & Femi Mimiko, mni.
Posted by OLUSOLA OLADAPO on September 24, 2019
Daddy Prof. :
A man of God, a doer and lover of His undiluted Word.
A man with love for Godly songs, classical music and Baptist Hymns.
A man which is rightly described as 'one after God's Heart'.

A man who lived by Grace amongst other humans as excellent and outstanding in many ramifications.
An Academic icon and a spiritual prowess.

Very dutiful, Social, jovial, disciplined, firm, thorough, caring, considerate, accommodating, courageous, supportive, available and accessible to the very last breath.

An exemplary leader and a focused follower with a humble Christlike spirit. Always touching many lives for progress.

Missing you is an understatement compared to the large irreparable vacuum you left in our hearts.

However, we know there is Life after life. Hence, the Joyful assurance of seeing and being with you on the Resurrection Morning at the Feet of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Continue to sleep on, at the bosom of our Saviour, for you have finished your earthly race as a strong and valiant soldier of Christ.

Adieu, our dearly beloved father and great mentor. Adieu, Professor Taiwo Adegboyega Adewole, till we all meet in His Glory, to part no more in Jesus name. Amen.

--Mrs Oluwatoyin Olusola Oladapo, on behalf of the Arowolo's family.
Posted by Remi Adewole on September 24, 2019
i will always cherish the beautiful memories of Big daddy as i fondly call him Big daddy will be greatly missed but his warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever. RIP Big daddy
Posted by Adeyanju Folasade on September 24, 2019
This is to express my hearty condolence, first to his immediate family, Mama Mrs, Adewole his extended family, his Church, both in Ede and Lagos, the Nigerian Baptist Convention, the Medical Board, the Professional family and all that connected with Professor Taiwo Adewole one way or the other. Prof is a man of God as far as I know. With the short time we have been together in the Medical Board, this man is both salt and light, his light was never hidden. I thank God for the life of this man. I know him to be a Christian who is not swollen headed by virtue of position or achievements he must be a thorough bred Christian. This is the kind of man you never wish to die in the next hundred years, very pleasant to be with but God understand. We submit to His will and righteous judgement. We love you Prof and we will continue to love you with the assurance and earnest prayers with diligence in the faith that we will join you where we all will immerse in the everlasting joy and unending hallelujah chorus – Rev. Enoch Oladoja, Former Recording Secretary, Medical Board NBC.

A devastating loss of a distinguished scholar, Prof Dn Adewole was a very conscientious worker, dedicated and committed to everything he laid his hands on, a devoted Christian, and a very humble personality; we shall painfully miss our good friend, colleague and fellow alumnus of the Baptist High School. May the Lord comfort, strengthen and uphold the family and us all. May his gent soul rest in perfect peace. Prof A. Akinsola
Posted by Adeyanju Folasade on September 24, 2019
This is to express my hearty condolence, first to his immediate family, Mama Mrs, Adewole his extended family, his Church, both in Ede and Lagos, the Nigerian Baptist Convention, the Medical Board, the Professional family and all that connected with Professor Taiwo Adewole one way or the other. Prof is a man of God as far as I know. With the short time we have been together in the Medical Board, this man is both salt and light, his light was never hidden. I thank God for the life of this man. I know him to be a Christian who is not swollen headed by virtue of position or achievements he must be a thorough bred Christian. This is the kind of man you never wish to die in the next hundred years, very pleasant to be with but God understand. We submit to His will and righteous judgement. We love you Prof and we will continue to love you with the assurance and earnest prayers with diligence in the faith that we will join you where we all will immerse in the everlasting joy and unending hallelujah chorus – Rev. Enoch Oladoja, Former Recording Secretary, Medical Board NBC.

A devastating loss of a distinguished scholar, Prof Dn Adewole was a very conscientious worker, dedicated and committed to everything he laid his hands on, a devoted Christian, and a very humble personality; we shall painfully miss our good friend, colleague and fellow alumnus of the Baptist High School. May the Lord comfort, strengthen and uphold the family and us all. May his gent soul rest in perfect peace. Prof A. Akinsola
Posted by Gbede Sote on September 24, 2019
Prof. Taiwo Adewole was a deacon at the local New Heritage Baptist Church, Shomolu, but a Professor of international repute. I knew him as a gentle, unassuming and energetic Christian. We worked together in many spiritual intellectual endeavors. We belonged to some church committees, such as, publication and publicity, counseling and M. M. U. We organized seminars on stress management, general health and retirement matters for church members.
When Professor Adewole was the Chairman of the diaconate, he was a manager of men and materials. He contributed immensely to resolve thorny issues calmly and unperturbed.
Prof. Adewole was happily married to his lovely wife, Keji. They jointly trained their children in the ways of the Lord. Prof., you have left a big vacuum that will be difficult to fill both in and outside the church.
I can say categorically that Prof. Adewole was an epitome of love, humility and kindness. Above all, he always conducted himself in an exemplary manner.
The Lord will protect and bless the family you left behind in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Rest in the bosom of the Lord.

Prof. Gbade Sote, (for the Sote family)
NHBC, Somolu, Lagos
Posted by Gbenga Owokade on September 24, 2019
A tribute to an epitome of success
The breaking news of your demise to eternity was hard to come to terms with. The memories of your command of language was immediately ignited.
During your last visit to England, I remember that I sat close to you just to hear you speak those words of distinctive wisdom which money can’t buy.

My wife was shocked to hear that you had gone to glory and she immediately described how gentle and soothing your words were.

I recalled our conversation about setting up an online presence to propel your impeccable wealth of knowledge to the global audience just so you get your deserved recognition but nature has once again cheated on us. Words cannot express how much we would miss you

Good night Prof and you will fondly be remembered in whatever capacity the Creator has given us.

Gbenga Owokade (UK)
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Posted by Omotayo Fifo on September 6, 2020
We never lose those that we loved.
Even though they are gone, within the heart of those who cares their memories linger on forever.
Prof, may your gentle soul continue to Rest In Peace.
Posted by Oludele Olaseinde on September 4, 2020
My Dear Professor,
Just to let you know we really miss you.
I wish I could sit down with you and have one of our enlightening discussions.
We remember you always,
Your good friend,
Oludele Olaseinde
Posted by Doyin Adebiyi on September 4, 2020
Your memory lingers on daddy!
Exactly one year ago when you left this sinful world. Thank God for the life well spent, you can never be forgotten, we miss you but God loves you more. May Almighty God continue to uphold mummy, children and the entire family you left behind. Amen
Doyin & Taiwo Adebiyi
his Life
Professor Taiwo Adegboyega Adewole was born on 26th  August, 1949 in Osogbo to the family of Pa Samuel Ladeji Adewole and Mama Lydia Oladuntan Adewole of Ekeniku compound, Ede, Osun State.  He was the fifth of seven children, namely Adeyoola (late), Abiola Adenike, Ajibola Moyosore (late), Ademola Okunlola (late), Taiwo Adegboyega (late),  Kehinde Aderonke (late), Idowu Funmilayo.

He attended Baptist High School, Iwo, Federal School of Science, Lagos, and the University of Ibaban where he bagged his B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry. After his National Youth Service, he proceeded to University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) where he became the first student to obtain a Ph.D degree in Biochemistry.  While rounding up the programme, he yielded to his innate desire to read Medicine by seeking and obtaining admission to the University of Calabar where he got the MBBS degree. Subsequently, he was appointed as a research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) in Lagos, where he spent 18 years, and rose to the rank of Deputy Director (Research).  His post-graduate Diploma (Specialist training) came through a full Residency programme at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), thereafter becoming a Fellow of West Africa College of Physicians (1996), and specializing in Laboratory Medicine. 

At NIMR, he headed the newly-created Division of Clinical Sciences and midwifed the setting up of the largest HIV treatment centre in the whole of southern Nigeria, and the third largest in the country, currently employing over 100 staff.  He was fully involved with PEPFAR ( US President’s Emergency Plan For AIDs Relief), and APIN (AIDs Prevention Initiative In Nigeria), both of which have led to the treatment to over 25,000 HIV/AIDs patients. At the same time, he was Associate Lecturer at Lagos State University and LUTH where he wsa involved with the training of post-graduate students at Masters and Ph.D levels.

In recognition of his hard work, teaching excellence, and numerous publications in leading academic journals, the Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology, (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, appointed him a Professor of Chemical Pathology, closely followed by his becoming the Provost of the College of Health Sciences.  During his tenure, he secured accreditation for Nursing and Biometrical Science, and for MBBS degree. He was able to move the College to its permanent site and was instrumental in getting an increase in the number of medical students approved for admission by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, (MDCN). Noting the advancement he effected at LAUTECH, the then Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola requested for and obtained his secodment to the newly-established University of Osun State, (UNIOSUN) to start their Medical School.  Thus he became the pioneer Provost of the College of Health Sciences where he worked for five meritorious years and secured its NUC accreditation, before returning to LAUTECH.

Professor Adewole had barely settled down after his return to LAUTECH when Bowen University, (BU), came to request for his services. Feeling  reluctant to leave LAUTECH again, it took the intervention of the then President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention and the Vice Chancellor of BU to formerly secure his release to them. There, He became the Provost of the College of Health Science and the Acting Chief Medical Director of BU Teaching Hospital.  He remained a member of both the BUTH Governing Board and their Heaith and Allied Services Ltd Board. He continued to be the Chairman of the Medical Board of the Nigerian Baptist Convention until his demise.

It is worthy of note that he was not only a teacher, but a father to his students and staff, lending a helping hand in times of trouble, and paying the school fees of some of the indigent students.

Having attained the statutory retirement age of 70 years, he was just settling down to establish a clinic in Ede when, through a chance encounter, his C.V. and credentials came to the notice of the officials of Nile University, Abuja, who were very impressed and promptly gave him an offer of appointment which he held until he passed on.

Professor Taiwo Adewole was a devout Christian;  he was was devoted to serving God and was so much involved in Church work that he and his wife were sent by New Estate Baptist Church, Lagos, to go and pioneer New Heritage Baptist Church, Lagos. He was ordained a Deacon on 7th April, 2001 at New Heritage Baptist and served as the Chairman of the Deaconate Board for years. Sometime later, he held the position of Church Leader at Baptist Church Oke Apaso, Ede while the Church was in search of a substantive Pastor.  Even in Abuja, he attended the First Baptist Church, Garki up to the last Sunday of his life.

He led the Medical Team of the Osun State Christian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land three times, and his team was adjudged the best State Medical Team by the National Medical Coordinator in the November, 2012 exercise.

Professor Taiwo Adewole was married to his sweetheart, Morounkeji, from the Fifo family of Ondo town, and the union is blessed with three sons, one of whom is late.  He was a caring and loving family man, and his devoted wife remained staunchly at his side up till the early hours of 4th September, 2019, when he passed away. 

He will be sorely missed by his family, Church, friends, community, and hometown (Ede). He left a good legacy, and a fitting epitaph for him comes :from the Bible :

“.....Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord ... that they may rest from their labours, and their works follow them”    Revelations 14 : 13

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A kind, God Fearing man

Shared by Emeka Iwukemjika on October 3, 2019
I met Professor Adewole a few times as he was the father to my close friend and business partner Dokun. He was kind, gentle and God fearing. He was a devout Christian and a very pleasant man. When we were grieving due to a death in my family, he visited me with mummy Adewole and prayed for me and my family. He took time out of his day while visiting the USA to visit my family and prayed with us. May God bless Mummy Adewole, Dokun and Adeoye and give them the fortitude to bear this loss. May his soul Rest in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Tribute to a loving and caring Father

Shared by Odunola Adewole Ige on September 23, 2019
  1. I don't have much say about you daddy, nothing more than you are a truely loving and caring father. Before our father died, you've taken up the responsibility of a father in my life and after his death you promised to continue to care for me as a father, you never failed in fulfilling your promises. Shortly before you were called home, you called me to ask about your grandchildren's favorite treat because you were in a mall shopping at Abuja and want to send something to them. We didn't know you were bidding them farewell. We will forever miss you daddy. Good night!

Rest in peace with your Lord

Shared by Lateef Salawu on September 23, 2019
May God Almighty continue to be with the family he left behind