ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Yemisi Agunbiade Sanusi, 65 years old, born on September 29, 1955, and passed away on March 19, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Dr Aderonke Tomori on March 27, 2021
My senior wife in the family.
A woman who would identify needs and contribute to meeting these needs in exemplary unique manners.
My guys partner and community needs solutions strategising partner.
A woman of many caps.
We give all Glory to God for the lives you touched and for your legacy.
May God count it for you and for generations yet unborn.
May your children be greater as it pleases God to Rest In Peace your soul.
Love and respect always.
Posted by Modupeola Adebisi on March 27, 2021
Yemisi,
So sad to hear about your sudden departure, my classmate and friend.
You came, you saw, you conquered.
We love you but God loves you best.
May your soul rest in peace.

Modupeola
Posted by Bosede Adepoju on March 27, 2021
Appreciating an Epitome of LOVE
Darling Sis, we will always love you.

It was with great shock and sadness that I received the news of your passing to glory on Friday morning of the 19th March 2021.

I knew you through your sister who is my friend but you loved me passionately as if I was one of your siblings.

You were indeed a rallying point for me after my sister passed to glory in 2013. You promised to be going to the Cemetery with me on the 9th of April every year which is the anniversary date and you never missed one day since 2014. That act of keeping me company on the most sorrowful day of the year gives me so much joy, knowing I am never going to be alone. How can I forget your words of comfort, love and support. I appreciate the time and energy you sacrificed every year despite the long journey.

You are the only one of your type. You did many unique things for various people. You were kind, caring, humble and you lived a wonderful and blessed life. You were a beacon of light to many. Your selfless acts of kindness, generosity, Goodwill and kind deeds are few of the attributes you were known for. You supported so many people (known and unknown) even on Facebook. You were more than a woman, I will call you a hero.

You were a gentle lady with a soft voice. You were an activist and a voice for the voiceless. I went to events with you on few occasions but I couldn't continue after a while because your strength and drive was immeasurable. Your works praise you in the gates: there is no continent in the world that you did not leave a footprint by making a difference.

You left a LEGACY OF LOVE. I am convinced that the most valuable possession and gift to me and several others, is the Agape kind of love. It was love that propelled you to give your best to mankind by touching the lives of so many people positively. Only love could have been your driving force to give willingly to total strangers. You were a gem and I am certain many people will honour you all their days, for "love never ends" - 1 Corinthians 13: 8a.

We celebrate you in life and in death. My condolences to your Children, Granddaughter. Sisters, the entire family and all your loved ones. May the Almighty God console us and grant you eternal repose.

Sadly Missed With Fond Memories.
Posted by Priscilla Edan Donkoh on March 27, 2021
“Forever in our thoughts.”
Posted by Charles Tade on March 27, 2021
It’s very sad that you are gone. This world has lost a rare gem. You came you saw and you conquer. Rest on dear angel in human form.
Posted by Hannah Afolabi on March 27, 2021
I was shocked to hear of your passing to glory. You lived a fulfilled life. Always supporting others. I am happy that you did not die but sleeping in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ. May God almighty protect the children and grandchildren you left behind in Jesus name.
Posted by Kehinde Onibokun on March 26, 2021
I was deeply saddened to hear of Mummy's passing. She has always been a very warm and loving person; she was always full of cheer and always knew how to put a smile on people's faces. She was ever so caring, always wanting to put others first. Despite the challenges she experienced with her illness, she still remained jovial through it all. She was always good at giving advice to me and was very supportive throughout the years. I was blessed to have known her and privileged to have her in my life.
Mummy we will miss you dearly...rest in perfect peace.
Kehinde Onibokun (Nee Omolaso)
Posted by Alistair Soyode on March 26, 2021
An amazing lady that stands for the people and community always. She has been a pillar to diverse groups and initiatives. May God bless the family in this season and always
Rest in Perfect Peace
Posted by Jimmy Eniola on March 26, 2021
Some truth in life are hard to accept. Your memories will never be forgotten! Those will always remain with us forever. Rest in Peace Madam Yemisi Agunbiade-Sanusi
Posted by Triumph Reginald on March 26, 2021
A beautiful woman inside and out. She was a blessing to me and many she came to contact with. Nothing stopped her from doing her part for human kind from the motherland to the U.K. I’ll always remember her as a strong , caring and supportive woman. Her legacy lives on. We love and appreciate you Mama
Posted by Amanda Irvine on March 26, 2021
A wonderful woman with a wonderful smile. Whenever I remember you I always remember your warm and welcoming smile. Thank you for being so lovely and standing out amongst many. I thank God for your life and the positive influence you had on those opportuned to meet you. You were a helper of many and you radiated love and light. Your memory will live on and we shall see again. I wish you good and peaceful rest
Posted by Demilade Banjoko on March 26, 2021
Your vibrant smile,
Your philanthropic heart,
Your thoughtfulness,
Have all left an indelible mark in our lives.

You took a keen interest in our success, always supporting and celebrating our achievements.
We will miss you but find consolation in the cherished moments we shared. 

Adieu dearest aunt, till we meet to part no more.


Posted by Olufemi Aiyegoro on March 25, 2021
Fading away like the stars of the morning......
You were an achiever and a giver.
Always happy to cheer and celebrate the success of others
Beautiful in and out.
Patriotic to the core
You will be greatly missed, but we are consoled that the resurrection morning cometh ,when we shall meet to part no more.
Adieu my sister-in- love.
Posted by Meg Sanusi on March 25, 2021
Mummy, mama mi, mumsie! I called you by so many names became one name could never be enough to epitomise my love for you and how wonderful you were! This is not a tribute but a testimony of what an amazing mother and friend you were! Your name and character are known across the world for being a selfless humanitarian. You have helped thousands of people in need and have been instrumental in setting up foundations to support people living with Mental Health and their families in the UK, Nigeria and across the world. You have supported and given hope to widowers and their children whilst travelling extensively around the world calling for the most vulnerable to be supported by their world leaders.

You placed high importance on charity and helping people in need.  I am the woman; I am today because of what you instilled in me from a young age. I thank you for being ever so patient with me.  You gave me space to grow and the confidence to pursue all my wildest dreams and ambitions-thank you. You guided me with your prayers, love and encouraging words making sure I grew up to be a well- rounded woman- thank you!  From a young age, you made sure my sisters and I travelled abroad frequently so we could experience different cultures and be broad-minded. I will forever cherish our mother-daughter lunches and trips away so we could bond even more! Our love, friendship and bond are everlasting and they will transcend throughout the universe. I have always told you that you can never depart me because your blood flows through my body. When I look in the mirror, I see your high cheekbones, smile and eyes looking right back at me! Your teachings are instilled in me and I will pass them on to my children. Your legacy lives on in me and the lives of the people you have touched and helped. Your memory can never be erased as long as I speak your name. You will live on in my heart forever. 

 My heart is calm knowing that I made you proud and you witness all my accomplishments to date. You were always ever so giving with your words, affections and praises telling me how much I make you proud. I pray I continue to do so in Jesus' Name. Amen.  I pray our merciful God continues to give you peace and prosperity in heaven. Amen.  I find comfort knowing that you are now with daddy smiling down on me knowing you both did an amazing job! May the good Lord continue to keep you both rested in perfect peace. Amen.  I give thanks and glory to the almighty God for your life and legacy.

Mama mi, mo dupe fun gbogbo ohun ti e sefun mi.

E seun, e seun, e seun.

Mo ni ife yin titi lailai.

Meg O. Sanusi (Daughter)
Posted by Ifeoluwapo Agunbiade on March 24, 2021
In life we loved you, in death we love you still, in our hearts you have a place no one will ever fill. Mother, you left us beautiful memories, your love is our guide, although we cannot see you, you're always at our side.
Losing you is one of the deepest sorrow our hearts can know. But may your goodness, your kindness, your wisdom, your impacts and your good works live on like a legacy of love that will always be with us.
From Mrs Abiola Agunbiade, Emmanuel Agunbiade and Ifeoluwapo Agunbiade
Posted by Kemi Olutunbi on March 24, 2021
Dearest Cousin,

You will be sorely missed.

Wishing the circumstances would have been different, however God knows.

You made us proud and left a beautiful legacy even though you left us too soon.

Rest in peace.

Kemi Olutunbi nee Aiyegoro
Posted by Yommy Adeyemi on March 24, 2021
I am celebrating your life, because I know from the Bible, that you have crossed the Jordan and you are now rejoicing with the Angels.
You have finished your race and your good deeds are like aromas that reminds all of your accomplishments, care and love.
May God grant you eternal rest, may His perpetual light shine upon you, and may your soul rest in peace.
Farewell.
Posted by Lola Jaiyeola-Adeyemi on March 24, 2021
Mummy like I called you. I only met you few years ago through your daughter and you addressed me and took me on as your sister. I remember the days of jisting away whilst driving sobo drink. You preferred yours with ginger. The lovely gifts to me and my family. I cherish my lovely clock that reminds me darling about your kindness, love and appreciative heart. I miss the lovely WhatsApp messages, prayers, pictures etc. I am glad I was able to be with you and your family till the end. As promised, your cherished children and granddaughter would all continue to be part of my family. I made you that promise and I always used to reassure you that I would always be there for them as long as I live. Rest on my darling Sister. You are now resting in peace in the bossom of the Lord. I thank God for your fruitful and accomplished life. On behalf of my husband and children, I say RIP my sister. Grandma No. 7 as I am called.
Posted by oluwaseun agunbiade on March 24, 2021
It’s hard to put into words how I feel about my Aunt’s passing. Of course the natural emotions of loss is all over me, but you have been a great mother to us all and your impact to this generation is immense and cannot be overlooked.

Your will forever be missed. Rest in peace, still we meet again
Posted by Joyce Joyce on March 24, 2021
Forever missed.... O ye Olorun
Posted by pearl drbii on March 22, 2021
I wish a tribute is not the only thing to describe all the amazing things you did and who you represent as a person. You were truly an inspiration to not only me but to the many who came in contact with you. No doubts that your many accomplishments speaks for themselves. Thank you for the lovely women you raised and thank you for always encouraging me in my medical path. It's no doubt you have left us with a with a huge vacuum, one that won't be easy to fill because of how amazing you are. I really miss you and I know God doesn't do us bad because I am sure we would meet again by and by. I love and I miss you dear Aunty. Ruth
Posted by Temitope Onasanya on March 22, 2021
I wasn't expecting to write this tribute anytime soon, but we take solace in the fact that you lived a good and fulfilled life in all ramifications.
Thank you for all you were and stood for to me and my immediate family. Thank you for being a good mother to not just my mum but to us all.
Your sweet memories will linger with us forever.
We will always miss and love you dearest big mummy.
Sleep on beautiful soul ❤
Posted by Kikelomo Agunbiade on March 22, 2021
You'll aways be remembered
Posted by aruleba rhoda on March 22, 2021
Saying "words fail me" on what to say would sound like a cliche but this is how I truly feel at this moment.
Thank you for EVERYTHING dear aunty. It truly hurts to have heard of your demise but I am assured I will be greatly comforted because of all you did and represented to us and to all those who came in contact with you.

Rhoda Aruleba
Adieu dear Aunty. We would surely meet again.
Posted by Oladi A Aiyegoro on March 22, 2021
Rest On Our Dearest Cousin

Even though you have gone to meet the Lord. Your love and memories will always be here to stay.

You touched our hearts in so many ways

Your memories we will keep a flow.
Rest our dear cousin with peace of mind, you will be sadly missed but not forgotten

Your memories will live on through.



Posted by Sam Aladerun on March 21, 2021
My loving Aunt
Fare well You fought a good fight and won the race. You left a legacy that will be read through the generations, current and to come. You left a mark in our hearts, and nothing will ever erase. Love you ❤️
From Sam Aladerun jnr x
Posted by Deborah Aladerun on March 21, 2021
From Deborah Aladerun
Posted by Dr Samuel Aladerun on March 21, 2021
My dearest Sister in-law Yemisi,

I have no words to express my sorrow and your sudden passing away. It was saddening for me that your departed this planet Earth on Friday 19th March 2021. You had poured out your services to humanity and to various people in the world especially Nigeria, Britain and the Diaspora.

Your memory and legacy will remain forever. Surely you are in the bosom of the Lord where there is no pain, agony, anger, darkness and fear but praising God with the Angels and the Saints.

We shall meet again. Rest in perfect peace. Amen

From Dr Samuel Aladerun
Posted by Elizabeth Aladerun on March 21, 2021
Dear sister, very difficult to write your tribute. Maybe when I wake up from my dream. I don’t have the words now to put it together but you have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith.
Sleep well at the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ till we see to part no more!
Adieu!
Posted by Yemi Aladerun on March 21, 2021
My darling aunt, you are an inspiration to us all.
Your presence and smile lit up any room you entered. You were always so supportive of all your nieces and nephews.
You are a rare gem and will be cherished forever.
I will miss you terribly.
Adieu Sweet Aunt.
Yemi Aladerun (Niece)
Posted by Agboola Toyinlad on March 21, 2021
Gone too soon but why??
My pillar has collapsed!
My mirror has broken!
I lost my Mother!
I lost my dearest!
I lost my sister!
A rare gem is gone!
My pillar of support is gone!
You left us too soon! My dearest Sister
Chief Oluwayemisi Oluwagbeminiyi Agunbiade Sanusi.
A philanthropist !
A matriarch per excellent!
A shinny star is gone!
A brain box is gone!
Epitome of beauty is gone!
She love everyone around her.And a great achiever, a blessing to humanity around the universe. She is the voice of the voiceless both in Nigeria and abroad. A cheerful giver always. A successful social worker around the world. An achiever of numerous awards accross the world. Your love for mental health can't be forgotten around the world. You are indeed a shining star! As you always called on Facebook Aunty, Mummy "Yem A stars" Beautiful inside & out and love by everyone!
The one that spoilt me from when I was young with everything I needed. She was always be there for me at the time of trouble.The one I leaned on most since our mothers demise. She understand me most in all situation when others don't..You always correct me with love. She was ready to do anything to make me happy anytime am down. I can go on & on for the love, care, prayers, gift, financial support and motherly love you showered on me can't be quantified! Am proud of you and am happy to be your Jnr sister. Am so proud of your magnificent achievements, awards and good legacies. God you know the best!
She came saw, fought & conquer! Rest in peace ,my favorite, my sister, my Mother, my best friend my all in all. I thought you will stay with us to celebrate your 90th birthday. You are the best to me. I don't know I will be writing your tribute so soon!
Your sweet memories will linger in my mind forever. And I wont forget all the love you showered on me and my daughter's. Your care for me was
so passionate with unconditional love. You always advise & pray for my success & my daughter's. You always celebrate my daughter's success and telling them how proud you are for their success always. I love you very dearly, but God loves you more! Goodnight egbon mi ! Sleep on my beloved Sister, till resurrection day!
Egbon mi Anike,
Omo Asela ! Omo asunmoro!
From your loving Aburo Oladunjoye Oluwatoyin ( Toyinlad)
Posted by Agboola Toyinlad on March 21, 2021
I love you Mummy, you are my mother and you really played the role very well and not only as my Sister. You are always there for me at the time of trouble. You never neglected me. I always hurt you out of too much love you have for me, but you easily and always forgive me. You gave me all you have to make me happy. I will let your love you showered on me from my childhood till now & my daughter's linger in my memory always. Because you showed me unconditional love. You played the role of a Senior Sister & Mother to me before and after our mothers demise. You touch many lives and not only outsider you toched, am a living testimony among your subbing you touched, care and pampered with so much love and care. You lived a fufiled & wonderful life. You will be greatly missed my favorite. Our comfort as a Christian is that you are now with your creator with comfort. Forever in my heart my favourite sleep on till resurrection day,there we will meet & path no more ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Diana Agunbiade-kolawole on March 21, 2021
It is not goodbye but see you later
Posted by Elizabeth A on March 21, 2021
To my most precious nana,
I remember all the great times we have had together from the times at my home and visiting you and on the phone. I will miss you but I know that you believed in me and in my family. As it says in the bible, with God all things are possible and you aways say to stay positive and never be negative. You were like a bag full of love and compassion. You were always so generous. You persevered and never gave up! I will always dream about you.

Love from Khloè

From Granddaughter Khloè
Posted by Elizabeth A on March 21, 2021
My heart hurts so much I feel like it’s been broke out of my body. I never truly understood life is not fair until now. I don’t want to get used to pain. I feel like I’ve had too much, more than a fair share portion of pain.

People tell me not to question God but I do every day why my mother? My daughters grandma?why when my sisters are still young? why why why? My mum was a good person a very good person she did good for so many people and they said they prayed for her and I prayed and fasted, my daughter prayed and fasted. I just don’t understand. Why were our prayers not answered.

I am angry I am numb and I am in so much pain I have no words to justify how I feel. I refuse to think of my mother in past tense. I refuse to accept that I won’t see you anymore.

We will not be able to cook smoked turkey in my kitchen together as we sit there gist over Bailey whilst you tell me to add more onions plus Maggie and make sure that turkey is grilled very crispy.

I will never be able to visit you and you will make me the best pounded yam because no one made it better than you , you made the best ever.

Everyday I pray and cry to God to please bring my mother back. I’m not ready to let you go. If cancer had a fee I will sell all I have and borrow more to bring you back. Khloè’s heart is broken into a million pieces. How does she understand that she will never hug her nana again or you won’t be making her hot chocolate for bed or she won’t be reading her bible to you every night.

The last photo I took of you and Khloè was just the day before you passed away as she hugged you that morning before she left for school. This pain is too much to bear. Why God why? Please return my mother to me because I refuse to let you go. If Lazarus can be raised from the dead, surely my mother can come back.

We both loved fashion and travelling. You are the birth mother of my brand EldimaaFashion. You organised my very first fashion show at Nigerian high commission in London. You supported me at my fashion show in New York, Paris, the Netherlands, Los Angeles and many more.

You modelled for me, always shared my business on social media and always looked after Khloè so I can follow my dreams.

To say you’re the best grandma is an understatement. “glam-ma” like I called you because you truly were the most glamorous grandma I know.

All my friends knew you as the best auntie. Always there to gist with them. I always felt I could be honest with you in ways other people my generation cannot be with their parents.

What I took for granted the most is what I’m going to miss dearly. Your phone calls every single day at 6 pm without fail every single day. Even when we had disagreements- you will still call and say “I want to speak with my granddaughter”, you would ask her how her day was in school, what she learnt and what she ate.

I am not ready to do life without you. If there was a pill to bring you back and lose all my material possessions, God knows I will bring you back, just to watch Khloè graduate from medical school like we discussed, to watch my sisters get married, to be there during their labour like you was for me giving the best massages money cannot buy. Oh mum, I don’t even know the so many ways I’m going to miss you yet.

I always thought you were so cool, I was inspired by the way you followed your dream, traveled the world, lived life to the fullest and served God. You  really fulfilled your destiny on earth with all the hundreds possibly thousands of people touched.

Your legacy will never die and we will be launching the Yemstars Foundation to immortal the good work our Father in heaven blessed you with. Just like Jesus’s name and good work followed him years after his last appearance on earth, I pray the Yemstars foundation is able to positively impact people’s lives like you did when you were on earth.

Mum I love you beyond depths and words.
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Posted by Dr Aderonke Tomori on April 12, 2021
My senior wife in the family.
GOODNIGHT precious one!

As we lay to rest the body your beautiful soul used on this plane, may it please God to Rest In Peace your soul 'Ìyálé mi' as I fondly addressed you.

A woman who would identify needs and contribute to meeting these needs in exemplary unique manners.

My reliable brainstorming partner and community need solutions strategising partner.

A woman of many caps.

We give all Glory to God for the lives you touched and for your legacy.

May God count it for you and generations yet unborn.

May your children be greater as it pleases God to Rest In Peace your soul.

Love and respect always.

GOODNIGHT. GOODNIGHT. GOODNIGHT.
Posted by Kenny Adepoju on April 11, 2021
Mummy will forever be missed because that was who she is to me. She was kind, loving, precious and role model for so many, am full of tears because I will forever miss you.
Posted by Bashir Obasekola on April 11, 2021
    TRIBUTE TO CHIEF (MRS) YEMISI AGUNBIADE-SANUSI

The news of the death of Chief (Mrs) Yemisi Agunbiade-Sanusi came to us a shock and disbelief, especially given the fact that there was no prior news of her sickness.

Chief Yemisi Sanusi was an admirable, ever cheerful and patriotic individual, who gave her time, resources and skills to serve her community, especially Nigerians diaspora community. Her professional skills as a Nurse and Social Worker, are always handy in all what she did. Her ability to manage people and bring persons of different diversity together for the common goal of service was very unique. Hence she served on the Board of Trustees of our organization, Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDO Europe), as the Director of Events (2008-2010). She served meritoriously.

Even when she was no more in active involvement in NIDOE, she was still monitoring and mentoring those at helm of affairs of the organization. I remember that she always encourage me and others in the leadership of the organization to continue to fly the flag and try as much as possible not to let the labour of our heroes past be in vain. On facebook, she will always leave comments and words of encouragement on our group page. We will miss her moral support and words of encouragement. I, as a person will surely miss her mentoring and words of motivation.

On behalf of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe and myself, I pray that Chief (Mrs) Yemisi Sanusi’s soul rest in perfect peace and that God Almighty accords her a place in His bosom. Our prayers and thoughts are with her loved ones and our heartfelt condolences to the children and all the members of her family left behind.

Sleep on, Madam! Your memory shall continue to live on! Rest in Perfect Peace!


Dr Bashir Obasekola,
Continental Chairman,
Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDO Europe)
her Life
Life and Legacy 
Chief Mrs Yemisi Agunbiade - Sanusi was born in Nigeria on the 29th September, 1955 to Christian professional middle class parents. Her grandparents were Christian evangelists who built ‘Agunbiade Christ Anglican Church’ and a primary School in Abeokuta and Ibadan, Ogun State, Nigeria. Yemisi and her siblings (one brother and four sisters) are successful and well-accomplished professionals who are contributing to the global economy in the following fields: medical, banking, police and government and entrepreneurship. Our father was Chief Cornelius Segun Agunbiade, a retired Trade Union leader and The Baba - Ijo of Agunbiade Anglican Church. Our mother was Chief Dorcas Oladoja Agunbiade, an accomplished midwife and the Iya - Abiye of Fiditi, Oyo State Nigeria. Both of them are now deceased but were excellent achievers in their own rights, whom set an excellent  foundation for Yemisi and her siblings. 
 
 
Yemisi trained and qualified as a Psychiatric Nurse from the Federal School of Nursing; a WHO Centre of Excellence at Aro hospital in Abeokuta, Nigeria in 1977. Yemisi continued her training as a social worker at the prestigious University of Lagos, Nigeria. After graduating from the University of Lagos, Yemisi proceeded to pursue a Postgraduate Diploma course at the University of Manchester and on completion of this course; she further her studies to a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Kent in Canterbury in 1984. 
 
On her return to her beloved home country, Nigeria, Yemisi pioneered the psychiatric social services at the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Abeokuta. She was promoted as the first Chief Psychiatric Social Worker and served meritoriously for 23 years before she migrated to work for the National Health Service (NHS) in England in 1997. Prior to her migration to the United Kingdom, Yemisi served as the first African woman appointed as the Vice President for the World Federation of Mental Health (a United Nation's accredited agency). She has  travelled widely to virtually all continents in the world promoting mental health matters at world congresses in Mexico (1991), Japan (1993), Ireland (1985), Egypt (1987), USA (2006) to name a few. Yemisi was also a wonderful wife to her late husband, Chief A R O Sanusi, who she fondly always spoke about with wonderful memories and affection.
 
After fulfilling her dreams of helping people with mental health and helping to de-stigmatise the issues, Yemisi took early voluntary retirement from the NHS in 2012. Yemisi was a proud mother of three British trained graduates; Lizzie - a Senior IT consultant and CEO of Eldimaa Fashion,  Diana - an international artist based in Stockholm, Sweden, and Meg - an educator. She was also blessed with a brilliant granddaughter, Khloe. Despite widowhood, God sustained Yemisi to bring up all her precious daughters successfully. 
 
 
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