•Pay Tribute To Her
That you are no longer with us is yet to fully dawn on me. It was indeed a great privilege and honour to have such an alluring, enchanting and assiduous woman as my mother.
You woke up early in the morning to pray for me after not sleeping all night due to prayers and praise worships. We talked on the phone daily; we gisted about your joys: past, present, and the future.
Mummy, you were truly One in a million. You were a strong woman, a caring and generous mother. A warm and a God-fearing woman.
Your caring nature was displayed in the way you would call to check up on us when you had not heard from my siblings or myself in a while. Certainly, I will miss the manner you called to check on me in the morning and at night. You made it a point of duty to call and pray for each and every of your children every first day of the month. My mother was a very warm, compassionate and vibrant woman, who always went out of her way to help others. You were always willing to give so much of yours to others and I have tried to emulate that act of generosity myself.
Children learn different things, either positive or negative, from their parents. However, the lesson learnt from Mama’s life has been a tremendous blessing for me. My mother impacted my life in such a way that words are inadequate to describe my feelings.
Certainly, you cared so much for your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and for those who are not yams, especially your tenants.
My mother was virtuous, elegant, circumspect, and intelligent.
Now that you have transited, rest in paradise, my adorable mother, as you join the band of celestial angels. Enjoy your deserved peace with the Lord, and may your kind-hearted soul continue to rest in the blossom of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sun re o, Mama Gbengus, till we meet again to part no more.
Chief (Sir) Gbenga Obasa JP.
MY DEAR MUM
My precious mother; Mama Gbenga Alaso. My own personal friend. My adorable and lovely mother!!! God made you so wonderful that you do not fear anyone but God himself.
When we lose someone we love, we must learn how to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind. Sleep well my precious mother till we part no more.
Chief (Mrs) Funmilayo Daramola Oniru
Mama Felicia Arike Olufunmilola Obasa
with the sweet word of peace, I bid you my mother farewell. I give thanks unto god almighty, our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ, the bishop of our souls, the blessed Holy Spirit for the death bed salvation even at the last breath of your mouth in the land of the living you were ushered into eternity. The Lord granted you tremendous mercy, abundant grace as he translated you into glory.
Out of the bondage of sorrow and night into God’s freedom gladness and light.
Out of the shameful failure and loss into the glorious gain of the cross of Jesus.
Out of the fear and dread of the tomb into God’s blessed will to abide and ever his glorious face to behold.
You will be greatly missed by us all. Your love and kindness cannot be over emphasized. You had a special name for each of your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and you ever missed one for the other.
Iyami Arike Ariyo o di gba miran, I know by God’s grace I will see you again at the feet of the lord singing hallelujah hosanna to our Saviour.
I can only imagine your joy of dwelling daily in the presence of Jesus, sorrounded by his glory to forever worship him.
o to my knees will I fall and adore our Lord and Saviour in glory for making this a reality with jubilant melody of victory in Christ Jesus.
Mrs. Funke Soetan
MY TRIBUTE TO MOM
Mother, as I grieve and celebrate your transition from Earth in equal measure, I am gladdened by the indisputable fact that you ran the good race. You were the exemplary of motherly love. You were my biggest confidante, critic, and cheerleader. You came, you saw, and you left an impact. Until we meet and part no more, rest in peace.
– Dr. Segun Obasa
Mama Felicia Olufunrnilola Obasa Alias Mama Ojota lived a very peaceful life and she will be remembered for her boldness and fourth rightness. She was my mother and not my mother in law, she loved me so much and always praying for me. Even at the old age she remembered everything that happened around her. She always keep to her small radio, listened to news and passed information on all important aspects of the daily news to me. I will miss her first day of the month prayers. May her soul rest in peace. Adieu Mama Ojota.
By Hon (Chief) Abayomi Daramola
Balogun of Iruland, Victoria Island, Lagos.
TRIBUTE TO MY MOTHER-IN-LAW
Today we celebrate d good life and times of Mrs. Felicia Obasa JP, our mother, grandmother, great grandmother & my mother-in-law a woman of faith and lover of God, who served d Lord and humanity with all her heart. Thank you for all that you did for my wife and I. We sincerely appreciate you and love you endlessly your support through the years was incredible & we couldn’t have made it through the past 39 years of our marriage, without your kind words and wise guidance. Indeed, losing a mother-in-law hurts but we find solace in our unshaken belief that you are already resting at the bosom of our Lord & Saviour “Jesus Christ”. We shall forever cherish your strength and other amazing qualities; as I remain so proud, privileged & honoured to have the strongest woman as my mother-in-law.
Thank you for raising d woman that I love dearly and for instilling Godly discipline, characterised by love, humility, and contentment in her. Also, thank you for not being a meddling mother-in-law. Your daughter, yr grand children, great grandchildren and I will forever miss you. You were a shinning light& we will continually hold you forever in our hearts! Sleep well!!! A woman of faith, contentment and consistency in truth. For am deeply persuaded, that all those values are already recorded, in Heavens above, in your favour, inside d “Book of life” Adieu Mama, rest with the Lord until we meet to part no more in Jesus matchless name. Amen. And in the words of “Fanny Crosby” we take solace knowing that;” in the cross, in the cross be my glory ever; till my raptured soul shall find re t beyond driver”; we shall see you again where we will all find rest across driver. Amen & Amen.
– Bola Soetan
“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14).
I need to start this tribute with a verse of hope, because when one experiences a loss like you, sweet Grandma, one needs to hope that this pain and sorrow will be fleeting and that we will indeed meet and embrace again.
Or what can I say about Mama Felicia Arike Obasa that you will not hear said a thousand times from people who knew her? Do I comment on her beauty, dignity, poise, strength, Omoluabi character, wisdom, kind heartedness, tenderness, tenacity …. I could go on and on as she was such a maverick spirit, such a wonderful enigma ….. my grandmother, in whom I could not be more proud of to be simply called her grandson, her “Akanni” ….
And even as I grew older, grandma, you were and became so much more than a grandmother to me, and everyone knows this; you were my number one cheerleader, my rock, my confidante, a best friend, a teacher in particular when I think of all the lessons on love and forgiveness you thought me, I can only weep that I was not a better student while you were alive!! Another lesson there …..
I want to keep this short, my grandmother, was an inestimable gem, I cannot put down in words how wonderful she was, nor the uncanny ability she had of making people feel so special and good about themselves around her, nor how much I adored this remarkable woman …. but in all things we must give thanks, and in all my tears I am grateful for your life well spent, all the LOVE (sic) and memories you have left within me which will be shared with our generations and live on till we meet again….
“We love because he first loved us” (John 1 v 14)
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).
– Samuel Olakunle Soetan
“Mama Ojota”, as you were fondly called by us; your life was full of feats of strength and courage. Whenever we think about you, we remember how humorous, clever, industrious and always fashionably “on point” you were.
We will miss our conversations; epic stories you share about your odyssey in life and business. Aaarghh!! You were a mountain of a woman!
“Abeke mi … “; “Ife mi … “; “E ku osu tuntun yi” – Mama beats us to the new month’s greetings with endearments and a consistency that still make us blush.
Thank you for your sacrifices, care and affection. We love you and will always cherish you Queen Mother. Rest in peace and in our Saviour’s joy.
– Ife & Folake