Her Life

Scholastica Lives on

Beautiful, witty, vivacious, fearless – that was Scholastica. A determined soul, she always went after her dreams. She wasn’t afraid of opposition, and she didn’t bother with naysayers. She had a great sense of humour and a hearty infectious laughter. Scholastica was beautiful, inside and out.

The first of four children, Scholastica was born into a closely-knit family who loved her deeply. She was a loving daughter, and a protective and dependable sibling, always looking out for her family and doing her utmost to ensure the best outcomes for them. Losing her parents were harrowing experiences for her, but she bounced back as she always did despite those difficult situations. She was a compassionate yet emotionally strong person who had a heart of gold and was genuinely interested in other people. 

Scholastica was a firm believer in Jesus Christ and enjoyed praying. Her love for God was evident as she involved Him in all aspects of her life. She desired to make people’s lives better, and one of the ways she did this was through her later-in-life career in counselling, which allowed her to bless others with her gift of caring, listening, and wisdom. She had a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Benin, Nigeria and was working on a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselling at the Colorado Christian University in the US.

In 1994 as a teenager, Scholastica met her childhood sweetheart and they’ve been together and inseparable ever since. They eventually married and in the years that followed, were blessed with two beautiful daughters. As a wife and mum, Scholastica’s devotion to her family was unparalleled. She loved her husband and daughters immensely, and if you crossed them, you risked being challenged in her unique no-nonsense and say-it-as-it-is manner. Oh, Scholastica was always such a breath of fresh air! 

Gifted with a clever mind, Scholastica approached life passionately, doing what she believed in, working hard and aspiring for great things regardless of health challenges. She was an excellent role model to her children, whom she was very close to. 

Scholastica’s determination and will to live was admirable; she was never one to give up without a fight. Her passing on can only be because God called her home. She lived her life on earth to the fullest and, no doubt, will continue to do so in eternity. 

Live on, our beloved Scholastica Adeyemi (nee Dike).