ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mama Rosaline Abioye Orimoloye,  born on September 18, 1933, and passed away on April 16, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Shola Awosika on September 18, 2022
Mum, you would have turned 89 today. I miss you so so much but I am happy knowing you are with the angels in heaven after all your hard work and endurance in this world. I love you so much mum and you know that. Please continue to look down on me and my family. Also my sibblings and theirs. Till we meet again in heaven in Jesus' name. Amen.
Posted by Yemi Aworeni on September 18, 2022
Wao... another year has rolled over. 18th of September is a day that I will live to cherish. It would have been another birthday of yours but Heaven needs you up there.
Mummy, you were such a caring and compassionate person who taught me motherhood. Always ready to give all to make me happy.
I pray that when I get to heaven our joy will know no bound...never to part again at the feet of Jesus.

Love you Mummy, keep resting in the Lord.
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on September 19, 2021
To my loving and caring mother, Mrs Rosaline Abioye Orimoloye

No words can describe the feeling when I realise that you are no more. It’s a feeling like no other. I still remember our last video call on your way to the hospital, it feels like it’s been hundreds of years since I last saw your warm and loving face. No one can really understand the pain of going through life without such an important part of you. I still remember your words, Baba make sure you say the rosary everyday; Baba, make sure you're prayerful.

You taught me love, patience and endurance. You taught me how to pray and led by example. You praised me whenever I did good. You encouraged me to work hard and taught me how appreciate what I have and to be grateful.

It feels like you passed on just too soon. You would have been 88 years old yesterday,19th of September.

I LOVE YOU MUM, REST IN PEACE.

From you Son, Babajide Orimoloye




Posted by Yemi Aworeni on September 18, 2021
All thanks to God for his wonderful love and goodness towards us by giving to the 6 of us a LOVELY MOTHER.

Today we celebrate a unique and caring mother whom the Lord God sent to this world 88 years ago and has fulfilled destiny, resting at the bossom of the Lord .

Mummy we love you and believe in eternity we shall reign together with CHRIST in Glory in Jesus mighty name

Rest in peace Mummy.
Posted by Shola Awosika on September 18, 2021
Dear Mum, you would have clocked 88 years today and we had plans to all fly down to celebrate with you in a special way but it was not meant to be. The Lord needed you in heaven to join the Angelic host on 16/04/21.
We thank God for giving us such a wonderful mother who lived such a holy life and who showered so much love on everyone who came her way. I miss you so much mummy and life is not the same without you. Going home is not the same and everywhere seems so empty. However I feel your spirit around me when I am low and I am confident you are looking down on us all from heaven praying with us and interceding for us.
Rest on in peace mum, till we meet again at the feet of Jesus. I love you mum mum
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on August 1, 2021
I cannot but cherish the memory of my sister, Mrs Rosalie Abioye Orimoloye.
She was my big sister, about 18 years older, but of the same mother She was too big a sister for me to remember much interaction with her before she went out of the country. All I knew was that more people called my mother Iya Bioye (Bioye's mother) than they call her by any other child's name - not even me, the last in the row.
My real memory of her started when she came back to Nigeria with two children, Gboyega and Sola.
I enjoyed spending my holidays with her, not just because she was the newest in the family, but because everything about her was to show me love. This she did in everyway possible. In return I loved her.
She had a very large family because everyone who came her way was equally important and loved: be it a house-help, a relation too distant for mention, an in-law, a co-worker or a neighbor.
To my mother, our mother, she was in very many ways special. This my mother told me on different occasions. 
In diverse ways, she was a different person compared to the rest of us in the family....
I doubt ever seeing her throw tantrums.
When she didn't agree with you, she expresses it in a mild but assertive way that you will get the message without being hurt..
My mother often wanted me closer to sister Bioye because my mother knew she was very protective of me, and so was her darling husband too.
I took advantage of this aspect of her to have my way often. I would get away with telling sister Bioye my piece of mind on things I would not dear say to her younger siblings. I knew that if I overstepped my bound the worst was she would tell me so calmly.
We were all close, but there were times sister Bioye stood out to do more than the rest not just for me, but for each one of us.
When my mother went on Hajj, in 1970, I was still in school at the time...my mother told me sister Bioye provided her with more funds to ease the journey. This was out of her salary which at that time barely left her any pleasures. But she knew what each person needed and provided it at a great cost to her own pleasure.
In my final year in school, sister Bioye gave me additional "pocket money" that other members of the family were unaware of.
Her husband was soooo protective of her. They were in love until he breathed his last. And I thought she would not be able to live on after his death, but God was great.
She saw everything good in all people, including her children. I am happy that all her children turned out good.
It amounts to stating the obvious to say that already I am missing my darling sister, sister Bioye. The one I would confidently tell whatever was on my mind.
I pray God be supportive of her children, her grandchildren and more just as she was supportive of all people.
Audie my sister, Abioye Adunni as fundly called by our mothers (the Twins)

Sister, Alhaja Mrs Sura Oyero
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
This tribute is on behalf of Unilag Estate Residents Association (Women’s Wing)
Mama Orimoloye as fondly called by members of our great association, lived a fulfilled life. She was our super elder. She was unassuming and treated all members as equals.
Mama was caring and with great sense of belonging. A great nurse at University of Lagos Health Centre in those days. She had magical hands at giving injections without pains.
Her contributions to the association were immense, without doubt we will miss her.
She never wavered in paying her dues as at and when due. This contributes to our reaching out to the less privileged every year and in taking care of our super elders.
The association commiserates with the entire family, especially Ms. Banke Orimoloye who held forte for her siblings, taking care of mama day and night.
We pray that our God will console and uphold you.
Our dear Mama Orimoloye SUN RE O.
Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her,
May the Souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.
Mrs. Adeyosola Agbenohevi
President
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Tribute: Madam Roseline Abisoye Orimoloye.

Mama lived her life for Humanity.

Caring for people who needed medical help was something Mama passionately did for many decades. Even in retirement, Mama extended her caring hands to friends, relatives and people in her community.

Her acts of kindness and generosity knew no bound. Mama was not only concerned about the wellbeing of her immediate family but also everybody that came her way - Mama gave out to people she knew and those she knew not.

Mama will be greatly missed by everybody who had met her because her words of advice are words of inspiration and motivation.

Our loss is Heaven's gain: An Angel has indeed joined the Saints, triumphantly.

Sleep well, Mama!
The Odubitans (family friend)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
I wish to admonish you children of Mrs. Rosaline Abioye (Adunni) Orimoloye to carry the banner of your mother's legacy high.
To the best of my knowledge of her, your mum (my sister) is acclaimed a good woman by all and sundry - Her patients, her colleagues at work, her students when she was a teacher, and her classmates (I know two of them, Alhaja Ramota Amao and Mrs........) all have similar things to say about her humility, kindness and love for all.
She was married to a man who can hardly be claimed to have supported the extent of her own religiosity at the beginning of their relationship. Patiently, prayerfully, consistently she won him to her side with whole-hearted love and devotion to family values. And so, she was able to maintain her family's religiosity not by hook nor by crook.
She raised her children in prayers to the admiration of everyone around her. And we thank God that not none of her children is backward by every measure.
She was a very good child to her parents, extended family members and other relatives. Bioye was on the lips of every member of the family on both sides of her parentage, whether far or near.
Such a legacy must be well printed on the mind of all of you her children. I pray God ease the task for each one of you.
Mrs. Diyaolu (friend and classmate at the Convent)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
A pretty, nice inside and outside mummy, true lover of God, a MOTHER in a million, a beautiful Lady with a heart of gold, a substance Lady, gentle as a dove, a prayer warrior, her smile lighting people mind, soft spoken, peace Maker, Highly generous and very intelligent, an advocate, a solicitor, very neat and a Fashionista, very hard working etc we shall surely miss her.
Sleep on my Mentor.
Mrs Oni (Close friend and Colleague at Unilag)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
A pretty, nice inside and outside mummy, true lover of God, a MOTHER in a million, a beautiful Lady with a heart of gold, a substance Lady, gentle as a dove, a prayer warrior, her smile lighting people mind, soft spoken, peace Maker, Highly generous and very intelligent, an advocate, a solicitor, very neat and a Fashionista, very hard working etc we shall surely miss her.
Sleep on my Mentor.
Mrs Oni (Close friend and Colleague at Unilag)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Tribute to Mrs Abioye Orimoloye
Mrs Abioye Orimoloye was a special specie, a loving, kind-hearted and generous woman.
We thank God for her life of profound humility and kindness to humanity, unalloyed dedication to God’s services and the purity of her heart. Her generosity knew no bounds as nobody left her house empty-handed and neither did she visit anybody empty-handed. Even during her failing health, these uncommon character traits never ebbed. We recall that she once visited us on wheel-chair to our utter embarrassment. And, not only did she come (with all the inconsistencies), she also came, as usual, with a basket of fruits for us as well as a pack of goodies for the grandchildren. Thus, even in her period of incapacity, she never stopped being thoughtful and showing empathy. She is a rare breed and, indeed, a priceless gift of God to mankind.
Whence comes another loving Abioye? We will no doubt miss her ever ready offer of assistance as well as her ceaseless prayers and untainted good wishes and love to all and sundry. Without any iota of doubt or reservation, it can be said that in her life time, Abioye represented to many, the very best friend any one could ever hope to have in this world.
Adieu ever loving and caring woman. As you bade this world good bye, we wish you a safe abode in God’s temple for which you tiredly worked and fully dedicated your earthly life.
May your kind and gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen
Dr & Mrs Samuel Omobomi (Close family friend)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
My darling Aunty Bioye was one of the kindest, most loved God-fearing woman of the Catholic faith I have ever known. Her endearing way of calling all of us 'my dear' in almost every sentence was her way of showing her love for her children and many of us - her extended aburos. As my guardian when my parents were out of the country, she was my second mother teaching me how to read the rosary and pray to the Holy Mary despite my Anglican faith. I still say this in prayers today.
We thank God for her life and all she did for us.
She will be in our hearts forever.
Sleep on till the day we meet to part no more Aunty. We love you but God loves you more.
Yomi IFATUROTI (Otolorin family)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
This is to express our sincere condolences to the Children of Our late wife (Mrs Rosaline Abioye nee Folarin Williams) and the entire family of Folarin Williams of Abeokuta, we received with great shock the demise of our amiable, caring, God loving, and confidant to all wife. We will all miss her constant advice on issues related to our own children whenever we met in Lagos and Akure, she was a great ambassador of the Folarin Williams family in our Family, we will forever miss her. We pray to God to keep the children she left behind and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss. 
Adieu Mama Egba, till we meet again in the bosom of the Lord to part no more.
E. Akinwumi Orimoloye for the entire Orimoloye Family (In-law)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
This is to express our sincere condolences to the Children of Our late wife (Mrs Rosaline Abioye nee Folarin Williams) and the entire family of Folarin Williams of Abeokuta, we received with great shock the demise of our amiable, caring, God loving, and confidant to all wife. We will all miss her constant advice on issues related to our own children whenever we met in Lagos and Akure, she was a great ambassador of the Folarin Williams family in our Family, we will forever miss her. We pray to God to keep the children she left behind and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss. 
Adieu Mama Egba, till we meet again in the bosom of the Lord to part no more.
E. Akinwumi Orimoloye for the entire Orimoloye Family (In-law)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
The death of Mrs Rosaline Abioye Orimoloye was a shock to all in the Orimoloye family. To the entire family Mrs Rosaline Abioye Orimoloye was one of the best wives the family has ever had.
During her lifetime she was known to us as a pleasant, friendly, Godly and a caring woman.
As our wife, she held fervently to our culture. She respected every member of the family, irrespective of age or social status. Of course she was assertive, yet jovial and we all respected her for these fine, distinctive qualities.
The whole family will miss her friendship and enthusiasm as a member of our large family. The whole Orimoloye family both at home and abroad will sadly miss this woman of great virtue. We all pray that God Almighty grants her eternal rest and may her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Mr Adebayo Falodun (In-law)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
The death of Mrs Rosaline Abioye Orimoloye was a shock to all in the Orimoloye family. To the entire family Mrs Rosaline Abioye Orimoloye was one of the best wives the family has ever had.
During her lifetime she was known to us as a pleasant, friendly, Godly and a caring woman.
As our wife, she held fervently to our culture. She respected every member of the family, irrespective of age or social status. Of course she was assertive, yet jovial and we all respected her for these fine, distinctive qualities.
The whole family will miss her friendship and enthusiasm as a member of our large family. The whole Orimoloye family both at home and abroad will sadly miss this woman of great virtue. We all pray that God Almighty grants her eternal rest and may her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
Mr Adebayo Falodun (In-law)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
We love you, but God loves you more mummy!
With tearful eyes,
We watched you and saw you pass away. Although we love you mummy we couldn't make you stay.
We are however consoled by the fact that you loved the Lord and you are now resting in his bosom in a better place, where there is no pain, we also known you are at peace.
May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace
E sun re o mummy!
From Nike and Rebecca (mum’s carers)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Mummy Orimoloye was very dear to me. She made me feel cherished. She fondly called me Iyaniwura as my grandma (her mother) suddenly named me towards the end of her life. I have fond memories of her visits to our house as a child. She almost always brought specially made stew and all sorts of fish from Lagos.
Her love for children and sense of motherhood was unquantifiable. I remember when my mum had to care for my sister's baby while my sister was out of the country doing her masters, mummy Orimoloye offered to come and teach my mum how to take care of the bottles to be used.

When I got married and relocated to Lagos, we became closer. She showed me and my husband even more love than ever before. She was interested in our professional development and frequently called to ask after us without leaving out any of my siblings. She made it a sense of duty to attend my children's naming ceremony until she could no more, because of the realities of age.
I am fond of her and will definitely miss her.
Dr Gbemisoye Oloko (MD) nee Oyero (Niece)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Mummy Orimoloye is my mum's older sister and by extension a mum to us. My siblings and I have many fond memories of the times we had with her. The earliest memories of Lagos we have were those times we went to spend our holidays in Obalende. We all remember her as a loving and kind aunty. As young as we were she would remind us to pray as our mother expected us to, even though she was herself a Christian. Our home and wardrobes were filled with gifts from her. I remember how she took good care of my grandmother (her mother). She tended to her every need and spoke so pleasantly to her everytime. She was present at different milestones and celebrations in our home. We all marvel at her piety, generosity and kind demeanor, her gentle nature was apparent to all. She was our mother's confidant and our family will really miss her.
Dr Bisola Oyawa (MD) (nee Oyero) (neice)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Our sweet mum you had a sweet soft smile which is so calming and so comforting. My rosary motivator. Thank you for all your encouragement.
Rest in peace grandma.
Abimbola (Niece).
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Our sweet mum you had a sweet soft smile which is so calming and so comforting. My rosary motivator. Thank you for all your encouragement.
Rest in peace grandma.
Abimbola (Niece).
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Our aunty hardly had a bad word to say about anyone. She seeks for the good in you. She was a jewel in the house of the Lord, gentle as a lamb, always kind and considerate. May her soul rest in peace in the arms of the Lord, Amen. 
Engr Mobolaji Giwa (Nephew)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Our aunty hardly had a bad word to say about anyone. She seeks for the good in you. She was a jewel in the house of the Lord, gentle as a lamb, always kind and considerate. May her soul rest in peace in the arms of the Lord, Amen. 
Engr Mobolaji Giwa (Nephew)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Heaven indeed has gained an angel. My earliest recollection of Auntie was in the 70s shortly before FESTAC and her sweet nature has always been the main attraction. Auntie's nature debunked the old adage of sparing the rod, as she consistently did without spoiling the child.
Auntie lived a fulfilled life and has left us with fond memories. Odigba Ma
Omotolu Ogun (Nephew)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Heaven indeed has gained an angel. My earliest recollection of Auntie was in the 70s shortly before FESTAC and her sweet nature has always been the main attraction. Auntie's nature debunked the old adage of sparing the rod, as she consistently did without spoiling the child.
Auntie lived a fulfilled life and has left us with fond memories. Odigba Ma
Omotolu Ogun (Nephew)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Equanimity is the word. You couldn't have been better described as even a casual observer would not be in doubt that yours was an accommodating spirit.

Your presence blessed wherever you went with a calmness that showered love. It didn't matter what the nature of the conversation was, my dear were always your choice words of endearment. Our parents called you Sister Bioye. And as I lived with Alhaja (your mother) in Ìtoko during my student days in Abeokuta, I was by extension also known as Ọmọ'ya Bioye. You were Mummy Obalende in our household.

Your words were spoken in a volume and confidence of one who possessed peaceful insight. And none who interacted with you felt less than human after they left your presence. You accorded honor to one's humanity

You shall be fondly remembered for your gentility, wisdom and prayerful counseling

Odaarọ o Iya wa.
Omotayo Ogun (Nephew)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
My Aunty
My Auntie the late Mrs Abioye Orimoloye nee Folarin was a woman of decency and good conscience. As the eldest of the four sisters brought into the world by My Grandmother, the Late Alhaja Taiwo Abudu, she came fully prepared for the tasks that the role would bestow on her in all ways possible in that she was a great role model for all of her sisters and ensured they all did meaningful things with their lives.
Her leadership of her side of the Folarin family ensured her sisters became well qualified in their chosen field of profession. The moment she got into Nursing from my gathering, she started paving the way for the others to follow suit and join her in the UK in order to pursue the same course and to ensure that any difficulty she might have faced while studying were avoided by her sisters. In guiding all her sisters ,she did not do so with a one track mind in the sense that her youngest sister who probably had no liking for the blood and drama of nursing opted for Economics and she was also well encouraged to complete the course, I guess with the same attention the other three sisters received.
Auntie’s strongest point was that she was all accommodating and always very interesting to listen to She had the right advice whatever your situation and she also had the right words to roll you back into sensible ways whenever you were going badly wrong which for most boys my age at that time was commonplace.
Whenever she visited while I was young, she was keen to know about how you were faring in school and what you hoped to become in life which at that time for every young boy was a footballer. The response though rather not very ambitious was accepted by her with a view that you would one day wise up to face the realities of life or as a religious person which she was, gave you further advice about the necessary parts of the bible you need to familiarise yourself with. My memory of her is one of accommodating all sorts crazy ambitions I regaled her with without her surprisingly losing her temper (I would have in those situations considering the amount of money parents shelled out on school fees).
How could one ever forget her numerous visits to Ibadan with all manner edible goodies for everyone in the family. The moment you saw her vehicle as a young boy growing up, you knew you were in for all sorts of treats that your measly pocket money couldn’t buy you no matter how many years you tried to save for. Visiting her in Lagos was also an unforgettable experience in terms of the high grade(most 5* hotels couldn’t compete) hosting you got from her and the further spoiling you got from her mum as a grand mum (the spoiler in chief).
To know my auntie is to know a very loving and accommodating human being whatever the flaws you might carry as a human being. In all my dealing with her, I have never experienced a situation in which she lost her temper and became unpleasant to anyone, she was a soul of a special kind who ensured that anyone around her got all the attention she could give and more. When she was at fault for anything either to the young and the old she would be the first to offer an apology irrespective of her place in that setting.
My dear Auntie, may you rest in perfect peace and enjoy the well-deserved company of the lord in the world beyond. On behalf of everyone present here today, we thank you for giving us the chance to share in your wonderful life well lived and all the contributions you have made in our lives.
Rest in peace Ma.
Omololu Ogun (Nephew)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
I lost a jewel of a sister. From the date I met her 50 years ago as a fiancé of her kid-sister, she never gave me a cause to regret my association with her. She was very pleasant. A sister in a million to me and my wife. We learnt a lot from her as a mother and a wife.
“Sister Agba” was the epitome of love, care, patience, forbearance and all that was good in a sister. I make bold to assert that she will be missed by everyone who ever came her way.
A woman of deep faith, sister really earned her place in the boson of her Lord and Saviour. May her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, grant her the highest station in Paradise.
Adieu till resurrection day.
Bayo Oyero (Brother-in-law)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
By some facts of history, Mrs. Rosaline Abioye Orimoloye, my eldest sister, happens to be a lot older than I am. She is in fact, old enough to be my mother (17+ years older than I am is no joke). And now, by her passing away, I lose the shoulder I have leaned on since my mother's death.                     
She was my mother's first child and I am the last. A very big question I have pondered over my adult life is - "What haven't I enjoyed from her?"
I first knew her as my caregiver when I was a toddler, then graduated to being my mentor and role model. I very much aspired to be like her.
Whenever I went on holidays in her home, I read her religious books and pamphlets that got me interested in loving God and learning more about God. I grew up seeing her pray a lot and I wanted to be like her in my own way.
As a student in UNILAG, I was never lonely because her being at the UNILAG Health Centre was an assurance for me that I was not alone. Nobody in the family knew she gave me monthly "pocket money" when I was in UNILAG because she didn't want me to lack anything.
She was the one I could open my mind to, and indeed the one I was closest to.
Though she was a Christian and I am a Muslim, she was tolerant, understanding and always supportive of my faith and of my family.
She became big mum to my children, who refer to her as mummy. They have fond memories of spending school holidays with her in Lagos and of her very many kind and loving gestures.                
The pureness of her heart gave her a gentle and kind disposition to all people and to all things. Many people have commented about her kindness and gentle disposition since her passing away.
Goodnight sister agba, Abioye Adunni, omo Taiwo Esuu, I will miss you forever.
Alhaja Sururat Adebimpe Oyero (Sister)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
My dearest and irreplaceable sister. There is no other one compared with you, you are unique in everything. You taught me how to be a practicing Catholic. I share CWO with you, you shared the Guild of St Anthony of Padua with me and I shared Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary with you. The Rosary, you taught me should be our daily partner, you prayed it to the end.
As a teenager, I lived with you. I learnt a lot from you in your quiet ways. Your kindness is known everywhere by both young and old. You are so much concerned about my family and we all realised it.
My dearest sister, I love you dearly and we shall miss you. Eternal rest grant unto you and may light perpetual rest and shine upon you, Amen.
Mrs Olatokewa Giwa (Sister)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Farewell my dearest sister. It only seems like yesterday when we were all kids growing up in the compound of our wonderful father, Chief Adebesin Folarin at Orile Itoko in Abeokuta, under the watchful eyes of our mother, the late Alhaja Taiwo Asanatu Abudu.
All those times you stood out prominently, like the big sister you were, right from a very early age, and you were in no doubt as to what your responsibilities were as the most senior amongst us.
When it came to education you did everything to ensure that we were always on the straight and narrow path in order to ensure that we did make something of our young lives. For this, we are very grateful to you and will continue to remember you in all we do, as it is through your inspiration that our mother was able to deliver three fully qualified nurses, and an Economist (the baby of us all).
Further on in life, you were always delighted to meet our partners who later became our husbands and all our children that followed. All our children love and cherish you to no end and the look on their faces any time they knew you were coming to visit was that of sheer delight and love at meeting an aunty once again who would go to no end to spoil them rotten.
Your deep reservoir of knowledge meant that you had an answer for every problem and your advice was always spot on. Your encouragement to all our children when it came to their studies could not be said to be light, as your advice and words of encouragement in that area did wonders to those of them that were slacking up sometimes in their studies.
Your home was a paradise of sumptuous dishes to look forward to any time we were around to see you and your late husband, Pa Patrick Orimoloye, who also departed this world shortly before you.
My dear egbon, knowing you, growing up with you, and benefiting from your fountain of knowledge all through my life is an experience I wouldn’t give away for anything in this world. Your passing is already having a profound effect on everyone lucky enough to have met you in your youth and your old age.
On behalf of your surviving relatives, we thank you heartily for everything you have done for us that is your selflessness, kindness and leadership at all times.
May your kind and gentle soul rest in peace and light perpetual shine on you until the resurrection when we will meet to part no more.
Sun re O omo Babe Folarin!
Sun re O Omo Taiwo.
Farewell my beloved sister.
Chief Mrs Ijiola Ogun (Sister)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
We feel so blessed to have had a wonderful grandmother with a golden heart. The most wonderful gift you could ever give is the special part of you that now lives in each of us. The memories you've made with us will last forever. Rest in the Lord's arm grandma, we'll miss you dearly.
Oluwakanyinsolami, Olajide & Modurodoluwa Orimoloye (Grandchildren)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Tribute To My Grandma
I love you Grandma
You always took care of me
You gave me hugs and I loved visiting you during my holiday.
I miss you Grandma
Eriayo Aworeni (Youngest Granddaughter)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Tribute To My Grandma
I love you Grandma
You always took care of me
You gave me hugs and I loved visiting you during my holiday.
I miss you Grandma
Eriayo Aworeni (Youngest Granddaughter)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Tribute To A lovely Grandma
Hmmm... This inevitable visitor has come again but we thank God it was for good this time.
It has come to take a woman to her glorious home.
It has come to give her the rest she deserves.
Grandma, what a life well spent.
I recall the stories told about you. How you loved when it seemed you shouldn't. How you still disciplined your children even when they were grown. Even when you were old I still saw the generosity you had towards others. Ha! What a rare gem.
Your departure was really a sad one for me but the joy that consoled my heart was that one day by the grace of God we shall surely meet again in heaven.
Goodbye Grandma,
Orinayo Aworeni (Granddaughter)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Tribute To My Grandma
When I heard of your departure, I asked if it was a lie because it was such a shock.
I will miss you a lot, your care, smile, laughter and even your scolding.
I will miss baking cakes for you and the way your face lights up when you see them.
Who will I spend my Christmas holidays with?
I love you so much Grandma.
Till we meet to part no more.
Aworeni Isimiayo (Granddaughter)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Our love for grandma cannot be described in these few words. She played a big part in our childhood and we can remember so many times we were corrected on the right way to either wash, do chores or even pick beans. She taught us the value of work and these lessons, we would always hold dear to our hearts. We will miss you Grandma but we know that your spirit and strength, lives on in each of us and in the lives that you have touched and we are comforted that you are now resting in the Bossom of our dear father in heaven.

We Love you grandma – You truly are a special, special woman! You may have passed on, but your memories would always live on within us. Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and your constant love.

Rest in Peace Grandmother, we would miss you. We love you grandma.
Eng Ekunayo Babalola – (Babalola Grandchildren)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Tribute to Grandma

Our Grandma was an exceptional woman. Her faithfulness to God and devotion to his Commandments were unparalleled. She was a true angel.

She was also an extraordinarily generous person. When Grandma looked after two of us (Nifemi and Folarin) while our mum was at law school, she would spoil us with treats, including ogi and boiled egg. It earned Folarin the nickname ‘orobo’, which our mum still calls him to this day.

Whenever we spoke she never failed to remind us to be obedient to our parents, say our rosary and go to Church. Her closeness to God was an example for us all, and one we will pass on to our children. That was without doubt the greatest gift that she gave to us.

Grandma’s long and accomplished career as a healthcare professional, and her father’s illustrious career in the law, served – and continues to serve - as an inspiration for each of us in our respective careers. We aspire to achieve even a fraction of the successes that they did.

Grandma – you will be sorely missed. But our hearts are full in the knowledge that you are now with Our Lord, alongside your loving husband and all your other family members who have gone before you and who you loved.

We love you very much and miss you.

Until we meet again.

Dr Oluwanifemi Awosika (MD) for The Awosika Grandchildren
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
To our beloved grandmother,
You lived a loving life in constant service to others. A beautiful marriage that raised beautiful children and for that we will be ever grateful to you. Our father is a huge blessing in our lives and we know that he loved you very much as we all did.
Your love shone through and touched all our hearts. A beautiful grandmother, wife, mother, sister and daughter. May your soul rest in eternal peace.
Adieu Grandma. Love from Monisola, Opeyemi, Oluwole and Moyowa Orimoloye.
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Tribute to a loving Mother-in-law, a rare gem - Mrs Abioye Roseline Orimoloye.

When devout women are taken away, it is difficult to us to understand that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. The bible says “ Those who walk uprightly enter into peace and they find rest as they lie in death” – Isaiah 57: 1-2. Indeed it is painful that you have crossed over but mummy you have fought a good fight, you have finished your course, you have kept the faith; and according to God’s word, from now on there is locked up for you a crown of righteousness.

Mama you were loving and caring, a very special woman of God, a woman of faith, a mum-in-law full of wisdom, a mum-in-law in whose tongue lies the law of kindness.

Your natural kindness, the richness in your laughter/smile and most importantly, your inspirational legacy will forever be my sweet memories of you. ADIEU MAMA!

Anthonia Ita- Orimoloye
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
TRIBUTE TO MY SECOND MUM.
A loving, caring and accommodating mother. You had so large and roomy a heart that you accommodate all without discrimination; your hospitality is matchless; even total strangers are beneficiaries of your kindness. You are good to both young and old; male and female; all and sundry.
Any time I visit, you will keep pressing that I should be served food even when you have not eaten. Your constant caring slogan "SE O WA OKAY" (hope you are fine) to me will linger on in my heart. You were so caring Mummy.
During one of my last visits, you held my hand in your room and refused to let go when you realised I was about to leave. You told me to move into your home with my family so we could be closer to you. It took me some time to sneak out.
Mummy, I miss you but I am comforted that we shall still meet at the feet of Christ. Rest on Ma!
Ayo Aworeni (Son-in-law)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
In loving memory of my sweet mother-in-law.

You had such a kind heart. You loved everyone dearly and cared for everyone around you deeply. I was really blessed to have shared the last 29 years with you in my life.

I believe God saw you getting tired and took you with him to a better place. You’ll forever remain special in my heart.

Rest in peace dear mum

Ibukun Awosika (Son-in-law)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
The first time I met mummy was in 1994. Sola and I had a routine of attending Daily Mass whilst in law school. We ended up going to her parents on a Friday evening and the rest is history.
Mummy was so loving in her interaction with me and the love continued and remained when I became her daughter in law. We always had a running joke about Gboyega "leaving me". Her favourite words to me were "congratulations my dear". She was more of a mother than a mother in law. Her prayers for my family, her grandchildren and I were a constant. She is truly missed but I am consoled by the fact that she was a woman of great faith. My heart is warmed by the hope that she is receiving sweet succor from the Blessed Mother. Rest in peace dear Mummy, Amen
Alero Orimoloye (daughter in law)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
I was gutted that you did not wait for me to come and see you before departing from this life. My consolation is that OUR LADY, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ was with you at the hour of your DEATH – why? Because you advocated for the Holy Rosary all your life and you said the Rosary every day!
After I received the call “Jide mum is GONE”, I could not process the news until I started receiving condolence calls…. calls were coming from all over the world, people were sharing their stories of how you had helped them spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially.
People paying tributes with these words, YOUR MUM, was an amazing woman, she was very good to me, she had a kind heart, she saved me. This last one did touch me – and this was from a friend who said, “I can only compare your MUM to Mother Theresa”.

Mum, you were an exceptional woman, who lived a remarkable life. Memories of the love you showed me, and your good deeds will remain with me forever. Charity played a major part of your life. You never stopped giving care, love, money, advice and support to all.
Mummy, I love you, I admire you, I respect you and I salute you and will always remain grateful and humble. You served your family, the church, the community and the society well and I promise to carry on the good deeds and examples you left behind. You showed me faith, hope and love by example.
Your voice and sweet words still play in my memory…. BABA please stop drinking and please don’t smoke it’s not good for your health, BABA make sure you go for medical check-up regularly, even after I graduated, BABA how is studies please my dear don’t work too hard.
I still remember our routine growing up at a very young age, after our 6am daily prayers of the Rosary, we would get ready and go to Mass, after weekday Mass every day you would start home visit from Church until we get home, before Sunday Mass, you will go to a dozen prayer group meeting, some before Mass and the rest after Mass, after Sunday Mass, you would continue your home visit from Church until we get home.
Your dedication remained the same during my primary school days. As the youngest of your children and the only one left in primary school, you would drive me in your SUBARU after school to Atan cemetery to tidy and pray by the graves of your aunties and other relatives we would then visit other elderly family members including your late mother’s twin, taking gifts.
I still remember your handwriting, how you’d tell me to hold my book with my left hand and write with my right, I remember your address book and the phone calls you’d make calling to checkup on family, relatives, friends asking after their wellbeing.
Thank you, MUM,
Thank you, for loving me
Thank you, for caring for me
Thank you, for protecting me
Thank you, for teaching and sharing your faith with me
Mum, you loved people, you cared for people and you loved God whole heartedly
Mum, you showed and spread the love
Mum, you are LOVE
LOVE lives on

Poem for my mum
God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine.
And He moulded her heart of pure gold.
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks fair roses, you see;
God made a wonderful mother,
And He gave that mother to me

Babajide Orimoloye (Son)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Tribute to my Mum
Each time I come visiting, and I tell you....it's me Yemi...you would say ...se Yemi Aworeni???...this gives me a unique kind of pleasure, triggered by you, always attaching my name to that of my husband. You don't see me as one but 2 in 1.
So amazing that you say that to ONLY me.
I studied you and discovered that the secret of a happy home lies in GOD, LOVE and PERSEVERANCE.
Shortly before your departure, you asked me where my Mum was...and I asked...which one; you said the real MOTHER...I said it's you...but you laughed.
Little did I know that you were indirectly telling me GOODBYE.
Against all odds, you waited for me that evening of your departure to bid me FAREWELL...JUST YOU AND I and you slipped away quietly without me noticing it.
This just set a SEAL on my heart that your love for me is quite UNIQUE...this I appreciate and will ensure I keep making you proud.
All thanks to God for giving me a MOTHER like you...NICE TO A FAULT.
LOVE YOU LOADS...sunn re o Mama mi.
See you at Jesus' feet, where we shall part.

Ibiyemi Aworeni (Daughter)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Tribute to my beloved mother
If I have another opportunity to choose a mother again, I will still choose my mother Mrs Rosaline Abioye Orimoloye. She has been a mother devoted to her children.
She is a good example of a virtuous woman (proverbs 31:10).
She taught me a lot about love, patience, peace, kindness etc. She practices it and also taught us to practice it among ourselves.
She is a mother of so many people, she calls them "my dear" all the time.
She stands out in love. In fact she truly lives on because she has been able to reproduce this virtue in many people, especially me. When I lost my husband many years ago, mummy almost moved in with me and the children. She never stopped calling to check on us and doubled her gifts of groceries and money.
Thanks Mummy for fulfilling destiny and truly doing the work God sent you to do on the earth and practically in my life.
I know you have gone to rest in the bosom of our dear lord and we shall see on the last day.
I love you Mummy
Sleep well in the bosom of the lord
Bye mum
Peju Babalola (daughter)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
Tribute to my mum.

You brought me into the world, you taught me to have reverence for God. You taught me how to love, to give, how to be patient and respectful. You taught me how to value and enjoy relationships from the way you related to your immediate family, extended family and friends. Your heart was healthy towards both friends and foes. Your soft spoken and unassuming nature attracted many to you.

Mummy, you were very kind, caring, energetic, naturally friendly and welcoming. You worked very hard to ensure we had a good upbringing and sacrificed so much for us. You were a good listener, an adviser and an inspiring soul. You were always there for all who came to you with their troubles. You were a source of strength to all. You never discriminated against anyone. You were very strong and elegant.

Your last few years were not easy for you because of the health challenges of old age but you showed courage. You were always encouraging us. I will surely miss your kind words, gentle smile and jokes. Thank you so much mummy for loving us, teaching us and taking care of us. Thank you for being my mother. May the Lord of mercy and compassion bless your soul till we meet to part no more. I love you mummy.

Omo Adebesin Folarin Williams
Omo Taiwo, Sun re O

Christiana Olubanke Aduke Orimoloye (daughter)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
‘A rare gem’

My mum was a living saint with a unique vocation in life. I thank the Lord for choosing to send me into this world through an angel whose heart was so full of love and compassion. My mum was the kindest, most content, most gentle, humble, selfless, peaceful and adorable soft spoken being. The words ’ni suru’ (meaning, be patient) was forever on her lips. She fondly called me ‘Shola mi’ or ‘Susu baby’.

She had very high moral standards and could never be persuaded to do anything that was against the will of the Lord. My doting dad described her as being kind to a fault. You could not confide a grudge against another in my mum, she would be at your bedside the next morning at 5am to have a gentle discussion and to plead with you, not only to show forgiveness, but to remind you of the lines in the Lord’s prayer: ‘forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us’. She would apologise on their behalf and also persuade you to offer a kind gesture to the one who offended you. She would then hound you until you have forgiven them. My mum was a channel of peace.

Being brought up by my mum in a prayerful and peaceful environment filled with love made the outside world quite challenging in the first instance after I left home to further my education. She then gave me further lesson on how to understand that we cannot all be the same but we must forgive and show love. Growing up, we had to get up early for family prayers daily during which we recited the 10 commandments, prayer to the Holy Spirit and ‘Holy family make our family like yours’. 

My grandmother Alhaja Taiwo Abudu of blessed memory described my mum as the perfect child with a pure heart whom she never laid her hands on to discipline as she was always compliant. She urged us to follow my mum’s footsteps. She enjoyed spending time with us to pamper us as well as monitor us closely so we did not stress her daughter.

My mum was submissive to her husband and a perfect role model in her spousal vocation. My mum encouraged many unmarried elderly cohabitating couples to have their union blessed in Church with the sacrament of Matrimony including her Consultant Cardiologist. This resulted in mass weddings of elderly couples who had cohabited for decades in our previous parish.

My dad often said that anyone who offends Bioye offends the Lord. After my dad’s passing from this world four years and nine months ago, mum hardly left the house because ‘daddy was away from home’. My paternal grandfather loved her so much that in his later years he told us that he wished to return to this world through my mum. His death wish was to spend the rest of his years in my mum’s care and die in my dad’s arms, and this came to pass. My mum converted him too so that he was baptised and received into the Catholic Church before his passing.

My mum was highly intelligent and was a conscientious worker. She gave us many lessons about anatomy and physiology and helped a great deal with Biology and English homework. She was passionate about hand writing and encouraged us to work hard to be successful in life. Her magical hands and soft touch made injections less painful. Neighbours came to our house when ill and she cared for them.

When the end drew near, my mum told me how she often saw a very clean and unusual environment with many mansions. She won so many souls both young and old for the Lord and never stopped praying for the souls of the departed, waking up at 3am to recite the rosary especially for my late dad, her late parents, relatives and poor souls who had no one to pray for them. I remember mummy took us to Atan Cemetery to clean and pray at the graveside of her late sisters on their anniversaries. She also offered masses for the happy repose of their souls and urged us to do the same for her after her departure from this life.

I have no doubt in my heart that the Lord came for her on 16/04/21 because she had completed the mission he set for her in this world and he needed more angels like her in heaven. She often told me how she never thought she would live so long. I didn’t either because she had suffered from high blood pressure since the age of 40. However, I prayed to the Lord fervently to heal her and allow us to enjoy her to a very ripe age. I thank the Lord for giving us 87 years of pure love in my mum and I know she is interceding for us in heaven.

I love you so much mum and I was hoping I would have the opportunity to hug you once more but the Lord loves you more. Your life was an inspiration to me and many others. I pray to the Lord to bless me with even half of the graces he showered upon her in this world. 

May the good Lord, salvation of those who trust in him and hope of those who die in him, grant you eternal rest in his presence forever, Amen.
Sun re O!
Omo Apesin
Omo Lawyer
Omo Aurelia Taiwo
Omo aporo
Aporo mokolona

Shola Awosika – (1st daughter)
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on July 1, 2021
My beloved mother Rosaline Abioye Orimoloye went to be with the Lord on April 16th 2021. It is difficult for me to find the right words to express the deep love and respect for the woman that I called Mummy until she took her last breath. She was my first love because she taught me how to love and what love really means. She was a devoted wife and mother; a woman whose virtues are unparalleled. I do not exaggerate when I say that although my mother was born into great privilege and fortune, she was extremely humble and loving. She was tolerant, good-natured, kind, selfless and self-giving, faithful but above all she was very spiritual and prayerful. I remember growing up with Rosary prayers at 5:00 am. I can just hear her calling me "Gboyega" or "Bob" depending on her mood.
Mummy was tolerant, welcoming, elegant and adorable.
To say that I miss her is an understatement. Mummy, the first love of my life. I will always love you and cherish all the times that I spent with you. You have left your mark on my heart and you will always have a special place in my heart forever. I love you. I miss you. I beg the Lord to grant you Eternal rest. Adieu my beloved Mother. Rest in peace.

Gboyega Orimoloye (1st Son)

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Posted by Shola Awosika on September 18, 2022
Mum, you would have turned 89 today. I miss you so so much but I am happy knowing you are with the angels in heaven after all your hard work and endurance in this world. I love you so much mum and you know that. Please continue to look down on me and my family. Also my sibblings and theirs. Till we meet again in heaven in Jesus' name. Amen.
Posted by Yemi Aworeni on September 18, 2022
Wao... another year has rolled over. 18th of September is a day that I will live to cherish. It would have been another birthday of yours but Heaven needs you up there.
Mummy, you were such a caring and compassionate person who taught me motherhood. Always ready to give all to make me happy.
I pray that when I get to heaven our joy will know no bound...never to part again at the feet of Jesus.

Love you Mummy, keep resting in the Lord.
Posted by Akintunde Olorunsola on September 19, 2021
To my loving and caring mother, Mrs Rosaline Abioye Orimoloye

No words can describe the feeling when I realise that you are no more. It’s a feeling like no other. I still remember our last video call on your way to the hospital, it feels like it’s been hundreds of years since I last saw your warm and loving face. No one can really understand the pain of going through life without such an important part of you. I still remember your words, Baba make sure you say the rosary everyday; Baba, make sure you're prayerful.

You taught me love, patience and endurance. You taught me how to pray and led by example. You praised me whenever I did good. You encouraged me to work hard and taught me how appreciate what I have and to be grateful.

It feels like you passed on just too soon. You would have been 88 years old yesterday,19th of September.

I LOVE YOU MUM, REST IN PEACE.

From you Son, Babajide Orimoloye




her Life

BIOGRAPHY - Mrs. Rosaline Abioye Orimoloye (Nee Folarin Williams) 18 September 1933 – 16 April 2021

Late Mrs Rosaline Abioye Orimoloye (Nee Folarin Williams) was born in Itoko, Abeokuta on 18 September 1933 into the Williams family. Her father, Late Chief Judge Adebesin Folarin was an indigen of Abeokuta and her mother Madam Aurelia Taiwo Folarin hailed from Ayobo in Agege.  Many years after the death of her father, her mother married into the Abudu family of Abeokuta and became Alhaja Taiwo Abudu.

Her grandfather was the great Zachariah Archibald Williams, a prominent Pan Africanist who played a vital role in establishing close cooperation between many African countries. He was also a palm oil and coffee merchant with a solid business base in Sierra-Leone, the UK and other parts of the world, and was one of the four original African representatives on the Lagos Chamber of Commerce when it was founded in 1888. He was the editor of the Lagos Standard.

Her father graduated from law school in England and was called to the English Bar at Middle Temple alongside his close friends Adeyemo and Olayimika Alakija on 16 April 1913. He was later appointed the first legal administrator of the Western Region. Following years of practice, he rose to the position of president of the highest Court in Egbaland and was granted the Chieftaincy titles of Bobajiro (Oba‘s adviser) and Otunbaloye of Igbore. He wrote several law books, some of which are reference books in the British Library and Harvard and Yale Law Schools. He published the first ever monthly law journal in the Western region in additional to a monthly newspaper called ‘The Egba National Harper’. He was a great mentor to many, including his nephew Late Chief FRA Williams and a ‘go to’ person for most Egba elites who wanted their children to explore the legal profession. Up to his death on 04 October 1949, he held the title of the Apesin of Abeokuta. 

Mama had 5 older siblings, namely Mrs Bolajoko Majekodunmi, Mrs Titilola Akinyemi, Mr Olaolu Folarin, Mr Adebayo Folarin and Mrs Agbeke Henshaw all of blessed memory. Mama also has three younger sisters namely, Chief Mrs Ijiola Ogun, Mrs Olatokewa Giwa and Mrs Sururat Adebimpe Oyero, all whom she loved so much and shared a very close bond with until her passing.

Mama started her education at St Peters Clevers Convent School, Itesi Abeokuta under the leadership of Late Sister Peter and Sister Dunstand. There, she obtained her Grade 2 Certificate. At the Convent she developed a deep love for the Lord and considered following a religious vocation. However, life became challenging when her father fell ill and subsequently passed away on 04 October 1949. She was aged 16 at the time. Despite this, she continued her education at Nazareth Teachers Training College in Ibowon, Ijebu Ode for two years and obtained the Teachers Elementary Certificate in 1951.

Mama’s passion for caring led her to a career in nursing. She attended nursing school at PTS, Eleyele Ibadan to start her training. From there she was posted to Sacred Heart Hospital where she met her sweetheart Patrick Oluwole Orimoloye for the first time. After a period of study at Eleyele and inspired by her older sisters who had established successful careers in nursing and hat making in England, she left Nigeria to further her career in Nursing in the United Kingdom.

Shortly after she arrived in London, she was faced with a serious health challenge and after spending much time in hospital, she was discharged home for palliative care. According to her, she intensified her recitation of the rosary every day and patiently waited for the Lord to send the angels to get her. However, she made a miraculous recovery and was able to return to her studies.

She moved to Folkstone in Kent to continue her career in nursing at the Royal Victoria Hospital where she graduated with a ‘SRN’ qualification in 1962. She later obtained a further qualification in Midwifery in June 1964.

Mama worked at Lambeth Hospital London (now known as St Thomas’ Hospital) for two years and her role included teaching medical students how to deliver babies. During her time there, she won the Florence Nightingale award for best performance in a cardiac arrest competition.

She met Mr Patrick Orimoloye again in England, they fell in love and got engaged in 1960. They got married on the 3rd of November 1962 at St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Peter Avenue, Willesden Green, London. Their union is blessed with six children and 17 grandchildren some of which are Engineers, Doctor, healthcare professionals and a Lawyer. Mama was very fond of her grandchildren and always had words of advice for them. Mama and her husband aka ‘my dear’ were happily married for 54 years before death did them part when her husband slept in the Lord on 15th August 2016.

Upon mama’s return to Nigeria, she secured a job at the Island Maternity Hospital Lagos as Staff Nurse and Midwife. The hospital at the time was one of the busiest maternity hospitals in Nigeria. She worked tirelessly under difficult circumstances to bring thousands of babies safely into the world.

She moved on to the role of Staff Nurse at the University of Lagos Health Centre in 1972. She rose to the position of Principal Nursing sister and retired from the University service in 1989. She subsequently returned to the United Kingdom where she worked for a few years before her final retirement in 1991. Mama encouraged and helped many of her colleagues at Unilag Health center to relocate to the UK with their families to continue their nursing career

Mama’s husband’s role as the National Secretary and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Red Cross Society at the time involved a lot of travels around the world. On the many occasions that her husband was away in Geneva, the Philippines, the UK and other parts of the world on official assignments, mama stood firm and kept the home. This includes the period of his absence to head relief operations during the Nigerian Civil war.

Mama was a good example of a virtuous woman described in proverbs 31: 10-31

A virtuous woman and capable wife, more precious than rubies….her husband could trust her, and she greatly enriched his life…she brought him good not harm all the days of her life…she got up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and planned the day’s work….she made sure her dealings were profitable …O Lord, reward her for all she has done and let her deeds publicly declare her praise’.

Mama loved the Lord and the Immaculate Conception with a passion. From her early years, she was a devout Catholic that took the word of God seriously. She actually had the intention of becoming a reverend sister but later realised it was not her calling. She won many souls for the Lord in her spouse vocation, probably more than she would have in a convent. She was a great advocate of the beautiful prayer of the rosary and encouraged many people to recite the rosary. The Lord showered her with many graces and her grace of patience can only be classed as ‘heavenly’. She was a channel of peace. She belonged to many Church societies at St Michael’s Catholic Church Lafiaji, Christ The King Catholic Church, Ilasamaja and at St Benjamin Catholic Church, Olowora she belonged to the following societies: St Anthony, Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Catholic Women’s Organisation. She was an active member and supported the Church in every way she could.

All who knew mama knew her as passionate about God, children and high moral standards, so it was not a surprise when she became a teacher at St Peters Clever School at Itesi Abeokuta where she taught English Language and Home Economics.

Mama was a very kind, humble, peaceful, unassuming human being whom the Lord showered with many graces. Her grace of patience was unbelievable and ‘heavenly’. She never bore a grudge and would always repay evil with good. She encouraged everyone around her to do the same. She was a channel of peace.

Mama touched so many lives both young and old, she was an inspiring soul who was always there for all who came to her with their problems. She genuinely shared in people’s joy and pain and always had those words of consolation and wise counsel for those with troubled minds. Apart from her biological children, she was a mother to so many and assisted with their education and wellbeing. She was a selfless giver who shared all she had with those in need without expecting anything in return. She was always so grateful to all who cared for her in her old age. Mama spent a lot of time visiting and caring for elderly relatives and friends and also showered them with gifts and other necessities for their wellbeing.

Though Mrs Orimoloye has been called to heaven to meet the Lord whom she loved and devoted her whole life to, the days will pass and turn into years but she will always be remembered for her unique ability to radiate love and happiness to whosoever she came into contact with. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Amen.

ORIKI

ROSALINE ABIOYE ADUNNI

OMO TAIWO ATI ADEBESIN FOLARIN APESIN ITOKO ABEOKUTA

AYA PATRICK OLUWOLE ORIMOLOYE NI AKURE OMO OLOYEMEKUN

ABIOYE!!

IPORO LAKISA

ALARA MOKO

IJEMO MOKO

IPORO KOBI KETE

OFI GBOGBO OMORE BI AGOGO

OMO IKO LORAN KO LOYE OKO TITI

OKO WON LEJO AWIJARE

OFI OWO RA OKA FADIYE

KO MA ROUN JE

OMO IGBORAN GBOKAN

OMOLOWO IJOTUN

OLUWA IGBOREE
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