Francis Ifedayo Akinwumiju
19 October, 1954 – 14 November, 2021
Mr. Francis Ifedayo Akinwumiju, age 67, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021. He was born in Ondo, Nigeria on October 19, 1954 to the late Adegbule Joseph Akinwumiju Fawehinmi and Ademusuru Mercy Adebusoye.
Francis grew up in Nigeria before moving to London to attend the London School of Economics where he earned a Master’s degree. In 1992, Francis and his growing family moved to the United States to chase the dream of owning his own business. Being an entrepreneur, his dream came true through owning a successful car dealership for many years.
While his children were young, he enjoyed spending time with them, playing checkers, chess, and other board games. Francis loved to go on walks and read. His favorite type of books were self-improvement books. He also liked to stay up to date on the current events of the world – watching the news whenever he could. He loved to travel for both business and pleasure, making many trips with his loving wife to Liverpool, where they were married. Francis also enjoyed trips to Panama City and going back home to Nigeria.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Olubumi Fanimo.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 39 years, Dr. (Mrs.) Florence Akinwumiju; his children, Sam Akinwumiju (Kandis), Mabel Akindele (Gbolahan), and Simon Akinwumiju (Angela Holman); his siblings, Rufus Akinwumiju, Esther Akinwumiju, Iyabo Akanji, Funke Kalejaiye, Akinsola Akinwumiju, Olawumi Akinwumiju, Akindeji Akinwumiju, Olayemi Akinwumiju, Oluwaseun Akinwumiju, Omogbolaga Akinwumiju, Oluwasegun Akinwumiju, and Oluwaseyi Akinwumiju; his grandchildren, Tamara Temitope Akinwumiju, Ademipo Akindele, Adelola Akindele, and Levi Akindele; and numerous other loved ones, family, and friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. A funeral service will be held in the Rosehaven chapel at 11:00 am with Pastor Oluwole Afere officiating. He will be laid to rest at Rosehaven Memorial Park following the service.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.whitleygarner.com for the Akinwumiju family.
Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134
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- Dr. (Mrs.) Florence Akinwumiju Wife of Nearly 39 Years
- Sam Akinwumiju (Kandis) Son
- Mabel Akindele (Gbolahan) Daughter
- Simon Akinwumiju (Angela Holman) Son
- Rufus Akinwumiju Sibling
- Esther Akinwumiju Sibling
- Iyabo Akanji Sibling
- Funke Kalejaiye Sibling
- Akinsola Akinwumiju Sibling
- Olawumi Akinwumiju Sibling
- Akindeji Akinwumiju Sibling
- Olayemi Akinwumiju Sibling
- Oluwaseun Akinwumiju Sibling
- Omogbolaga Akinwumiju Sibling
- Oluwasegun Akinwumiju Sibling
- Oluwaseyi Akinwumiju Sibling
- Tamara Temitope Akinwumiju Grandchild
- Ademipo Akindele Grandchild
- Adelola Akindele Grandchild
- Levi Akindele Grandchild
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105
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Francis Ifedayo Akinwumiju
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