Almost 10 years Aunty Dele. Still so surreal. May your gentle soul RIP! Still fresh fresh, still very painful!
A rare gem, a beautiful and elegant woman. God's will can never be questioned. Although, you are gone, you linger on in our hearts. I do remember you and your family daily in my prayers ..... May the good Lord continue to comfort, keep and be with Mr Somefun, Jumoke, Jasmin, Ife and Segun. Sun re o Dele.
Aunty DELE. Her life and poetry had many things to teach us. However, in either setting, one thing is clear is that , Aunty Dele has a firm sense of who she is, what she is doing. how many of us can say that about our selves . All aunties are very special and she is no exception. The Good memories of you will never fade away. Rest easily Aunty Dele as you do deserve it. xx
Dele, I have not seen you since we left Anglican all those years ago. I was so looking forward to seeing you when you visited Houston. I wished I could have seen you again, Your pretty face, your beautiful smile. One thing I do know is that we shall meet again on that glorious day. Rest In Peace Dele till we meet again.
Dele, even though I did not know you that well, your departure from this world has taught me to live each day like it is my last and not waste time pondering over things I cannot control. Whenever I now find myself hesitating over a decision I need to make or the next step I need to take, I immediately think of you and how your time on this earth was cut short . It was quite obvious each time we met, that you were living life to the full and I am sure it is something that all those who knew you, will now do. You may have left earlier than many would have wanted you to but you definitely made a lasting impression on all. It will be hard to forget you. May your Soul rest in perfect peace. Teena BanDELE Bamwo
Darling, I will always love you. Coops baby I miss you. Thank you for sharing your life, children and laughter with me. You, my dear are the best!
Every blade in the field — every leaf in the forest — lays down its life in its season as beautifully as it was taken up. —Henry David Thoreau Dele may your beautiful soul rest in perfect peace and God continue to be with your family here on earth.
EVERY NOW AND THEN I TRY TO STOP CRYING THEN I REALISE THAT GOD TOOK FOR A REASON AND DELE EVEN THOUGH WE MISS U WE STILL TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHY YOUR GONE WE LOVE U AUNTY DELE REST IN PERFECT PEACE
My dearest Sisterfriend, a rare gem, a woman of excellence, I can go on and on........... I miss you so so much, I still cannot comprehend or understand your sudden dismiss, my only consolation is believing and knowing you are with your maker, You always made a difference even at death, you have done it again! You have shown me a different light and understanding to life.... All our plans.... all our dreams, God knows best. Eternal rest grant unto you O LORD and let perpetual light continue to shine upon your gentle soul. Rest in Perfect Peace AMEN
Dele, marriage made us sisters, Our children made us family, Life made us friends. How many years we wasted unnecessarily, then again, at the right time, with reason and in the right season, we made up and ‘grew’ our true, solid and open friendship. “If tolling bell I ask the cause. 'A soul has gone to God,' I'm answered in a lonesome tone; Is heaven then so sad?” not so I believe. You will never realise what you have until the moment comes to say good bye. In that instant everything you took for granted will be revealed. There is one thing in life that is impossible to forget. And that is a lost friend. No friend would have us lament their passing, but would prefer us to celebrate the fullness of their friendship. Experience tells us that we may lose people along the way, but we will never lose the mark they made upon our lives. You can always recognize a friend: they’ll be the one that walks towards you when all the others walk away. Friendship is eternal; it has no birth or death. Don’t wait until your friend is leaving to discover just how special they are to you. In my heart forever - Lola
Dele, you more than made up in a short while what would take others an eternity. You were a natural jovial and humorous person. Even thinking back, you still bring a smile to many faces. Is it appropriate one might ask, but then again we ask, what is appropriate? You have left an indelible mark in the lives of those who were sincere enough to recognise the gem you were, what you were lives on, thank God for the special children you have been blessed with, the children embody the beauty you so wonderfully and elegantly shared. Not so many can boast of having left a mark in the world, it’s not often by choice but by circumstance. For a sister, we today vow to keep your love alive in your children. As you wished, planned and prayed, together as a family we will do our very best To guide them to attain the success you so prayed on their lives daily. As a mother you worked valiantly to build a strong foundation for your family, you did not live a wasted life but a full life maybe not in years, but in achievement. As human beings even if the Lord had given you a 100 years, we still would have wanted more. Good people they say die young. Physically you have taken your leave, in spirit, you live on in our lives. We can’t forget you and we will continue to keep you alive in our lives by continuing to share all the things that made you special and a woman of great personality. Rest in peace Dele, you deserve it, you came to do a job, it is done in this world but as a mother, it can’t ever be done can it? If it be true what our mothers say, then you do continue to guard your children in a place so far off yet so close. Dele we truly miss you, but you will remain in our hearts till we see again, to God be the glory! Wole and Lola Somefun
Friend girl...... I am blessded to have known you. You enriched my life in ways that I will never forget. You were a joy to be around and a fountain of knowledge. It is still a shock to us but God loves you more. You carried out your Godly, motherly, wifely and Church duties with so much ease indeed a woman of substance. My darling I know without a shadow of doubt that you have made heaven...... heaven rejoices as you join the saints, this in itself gives me peace. Til we meet again my darling Oludele, oreke lewa, eleyinju ege. Sun re o
My dear sister I will always remember the way we meet in your son's school and the way that Segun and Prince would play football. I loved your beautiful smile, you Godly words of advice-you are elegant, you represent womanhood, a rare gem a mother a wife crowned queen - it was very hard for me to come to terms with.....But my love you are in a better place and at peace. No more sorrow or pain. I will always love you. Rest in peace. xx
Sister Dele, this is still a shock to my system ! the only consolation i have is that you are in a better place . Thank you for the legacy you have left behind in your children Jumoke,Jasmine,Ifeoluwa and Oluwasegun as they all have a part of you with them... not sure how we will cope within the hospitality department and the next picnic as you are the backbone for it all!!!!!! We love you and will miss you dearly .Ada,Dapo and your bithdaymate Oluwatofunmi Ade-Jabaru
Oludele, it saddens me that you're gone but God knows best; you have run your race and finished your course. I have a wonderful and beautiful picture of you in my mind.........the total radiance you emit whenever our parts crossed.........your smile and your wits…………..The family you left behind by the grace of the almighty one will never lack and the holy spirit will be their comforter. You will forever me in my heart and I aspire to be like you, loving the things of the Lord. Rest in perfect peace
We sat, most times, rows apart in church and it pains me that I never said a word to you except maybe a brief hello. May God bless and keep all you left behind. Olorun a te yin si afefe rere. A o pade lojo ajinde. Omo Alare, omo wa ni Itantebo. Sun re O.
Your hospitality to my family and I on the 1st day of Jan 2008when we visited, can never be forgotten. That was our first day of meeting and I felt I was priviledged to meet you as you left a lasting impression in me due to your humility, charisma, elegance , values which reflected in your beautiful children and most importantly love for God. You have indeed touched a lot of people's lives and your legacy is unique. Dele, rest in peace. Almighty God will surely comfort and support Jide,Jumoke, ifeoluwa,Jasmine and Oluwasegun. Folu Akin-Taylor