It was a mournful moment for Prince Samuel Adedoyin who lost one of his precious daughters, Olufunke Adedoyin to the cold hands of death on Friday, 28th September 2018. The amazing mother of one and daughter to Prince Adedoyin bid farewell to mother earth on Friday, 12th of October. While a funeral service was held in her honour, at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pavilion Parish, Victoria Island, her body was interred at Ebony Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi. It was a traumatic moment for the Adedoyin ’s family, but the worst hit was her father who is in his 80s. Torrents of tributes flowed in for the deceased who was well loved by many people. Her father wrote a glowing tribute that shocked everyone about how close Funke was to him. He revealed many things about their father-daughter relationship and showed how painful it was for him to lose such a child. He wrote’:
Tribute to God Almighty, the Giver of Life, the Maker of Heaven and Earth, Jehovah! O Lord God Almighty, thank you for the gift of Olufunke to me as a father.
How painful to write a tribute about my daughter in death. Not usual but you know all things, Lord!
I just have to acknowledge the blessing you made her. Thank you for Funke, my dear and dearest daughter. All the glory for her attributes belongs to you.
Funke, my closest confidant amongst my children, a daughter in both words and deeds. The jewel you gave and have taken. After my first child, a daughter; I prayed for a son,
You gave me Funke- my Oluwafumike. O ma ke mi oh’. She cared for me! Ninu oro. In words. Ninu Ise. In deeds. Oluwa e ku ise. Lord, You have done well. Modupe pupo! I am very grateful
By the circumstances of her birth, you arranged our closeness, which continued throughout her life.
She stood by me; Funke would defend my cause passionately like Deborah of the scriptures.
You made Funke my true friend, my advocate with her late mother, her siblings and in the family. She endeavoured to speak the truth as
she understood it, we agreed and disagreed but remained lifetime friends. She often testified I was her best friend.
Always generous with what she had, little or much. Funke was most kind, loving, good and open. I could read her.
Funke ko dinu rara, harboured no grudges, open-hearted. I understood her, she understood me. Always sensitive to me. During my 80th birthday church celebration; sensing how overwhelmed I was, she walked up courageously to the altar and said to me, “Daddy, e so Yoruba” – Daddy, speak in Yoruba.
Lord, grant me this one thing from Funke’s home calling, that her siblings and all people will emulate her good and commendable qualities and even excel more. Grant everyone divine enablement, all round blessings and great mercy, because our world would be a better place for it.
Baba ese oh! Mo yonda lai bere pe ki lode. Baba, thank You! I surrender without questioning your supremacy and majesty. Ese oh! Thank you.
– Prince (Dr.) Samuel Oludele Adedoyin