Biola Aloba is a popular journalist in Lagos and he currently runs a leading blog. A few days ago, Biola and his family members buried his late mum, Deaconess Jemina Adetoun Lydia Aloba (nee Fetuga) who died on 11th August 2017 at the age of 70. She was buried on Friday 7th September 2017 in Lagos.
Deaconess Jemima Lydia Adetoun Aloba”, was born Caroline “Adetounrera” Omolara Fetuga to Pa ‘Apostle’ Reginald Olaseni Fetuga of the famous “royal family of Fetuga ofIjebu-Ode” in Ogun State.
Her dad was the first court registrar at the High Court of Lagos, Ikeja division. He was a devout Christian till he passed on in 1982. Deaconess Aloba was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on November 10, 1946. November 2017 would have been her 71st birthday. On her maternal side, her beloved mother who passed on in 1997 was ‘Mrs. Esther Olufunke Fetuga, nee
George”, a devout and exemplary Christian of blessed memory. Mama’s own dad was “Chief Joseph Olumuyiwa George” of blessed memory. Late Chief J.O George, was actually the “Seriki Oni Gbagbo gbogbo Egbaland” (the head of Christians in the whole of Egbaland). The title was bestowed on him at the Ake Palace by the then paramount ruler ofEgba, the Alake of Egbaland. Deaconess Aloba had an exciting upbringing and life as a young lady.
She was the only daughter of her mother, and her mom doted so much on her and in fact she was the 2nd born amongst 5 brothers. She was a devout Christian all her life and a “prayer warrior to the core”, a gift her mother passed on to her and blessed her with. To her, prayer was like food, it can’t be toyed with in any manner. God deserves our prayers, most especially our gratitude and thanksgiving always. She was a good mother! A true “abiamo”.
She was a trader and entrepreneur, who did well for herself. She had 3 kids, a daughter Oluwatosin and 2 sons Abiola and the last born, late Olakunle Oladipo Akanni Aloba ofblessed memory who passed on a few years ago. All her life she trusted, believed and surrendered everything (all) to her God, whom she trusted implicitly and explicitly. And we take solace in the fact that we are so sure, that she would be part of those at the first resurrection at the 8th dispensation. A very dedicated Christian, who was baptized many years back, her baptismal name was” Jemima”. She would be greatly missed. May her spirit find solace in Abraham’s bosom till we all shall meet again.
Adieu! Fare thee well.
” Her son Abiola wrote: My joy, my peace, my happiness is in the assurance that you have continued your journey, through with a slight detour. You have gone on to receive the expected purging and cleansing set for those who would die as children of the kingdom. I know for sure that at the end you would come out shining and exemplary.
Dear child of the kingdom bye-bye. Till the 8th dispensation, when you shall arise in that 1 st resurrection with the saints. If peradventure you see my great grandads and grandmothers hail them. Say me well to my dad and to Lakunle. Love you to bits. Fare thee well. Your son indeed and truth …. Bro. Rare Abiola O. Aloba
Rest in Peace Grandma. I would miss you so much! Morore AIoba8 Grand daughter.
Hello my dearest grandma. How I wanted for you to live much longer. I enjoyed so much” our fun times together. “Rest in peace”. Mofe Aloba 7. Grandson
Your gentility would be forever remembered. You were a very selfless person who loved hard and went above self to make your own happy. You always advocated peace and love ….. Rest in the bosom of the Lord now and always … We would miss you greatly. Your daughter-in-law …. AnuAloba
Mummy, You were , A woman of inestimable beauty, A source of profound intellect, A paragon of virtue possessing astonishing patience, As a wife to the family, You welcomed me, Opened your arms wide and embraced me, You showed me love, Gave me advice and counselled me, I shed tears of joy not sadness
For I know you have gone to the Lord, Rest in peace” Mrs Roselyn Fetuga (Daughter in-law),
Sleep and Rest Mother, till the day of resurrection, when we will see and part no more. RIP.
Tosin Akinwunmi, Daughter.