OBITUARY

Shaletha "Lisa" Akinola

20 March, 196428 March, 2021
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Shaletha (Lisa) Akinola was born March 20th 1964 in Fort Lauderdale Florida. As a young child, she attended Broward and Miami Dade County Public Schools. Once she graduated from American Senior High, she went on to nursing school at Sheridan Tech. After successfully receiving her LPN license, she continued her education at Broward College to acquire her Registered Nurse license. A short while later, she attended Florida Atlantic University to earn her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She did not stop there. She earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from The University of Phoenix, then her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Miami. Upon receiving her first Doctorate Degree, she went on to obtain a Ph.D in Nursing as well. Shaletha was dedicated to enhancing her education to serve others to the best of her ability. She was a loving Health Care Provider, Educator and the Director of Nursing of Keiser University (Pembroke Pines). She was affectionately known as “Dr. A” by her students and Co-Workers.

She is Survived by her husband Ebenezer Akinola, her parents Tommy Edwards, Imer Cornelius and her stepfather Eddie Cornelius. Her son, Akorde Akinola, her siblings, Sabrina (Mitchell), Marlynn of Dallas, GA, Anthonette (Joseph) of Canton, GA, Anthony (Tamesha) of Canton, GA , Pathella of Canton, GA, and Wonderous of Canton, GA, step siblings and more than 30 nieces and nephews, and a host of cousins and friends all of whom she loved dearly.

Many of her Nieces and Nephews, who she lovingly called her “Auntie Babies”, viewed her as a Second Mother, given the fact that she put much effort and pride in being there for every phase of life for them. In every triumph and every heart break, Shaletha was there with open arms. Her name will live on through her niece and Namesake Shaletha “Brianna” Butler.

Lisa lit up every room that she walked into with joy and jokes. You would not leave her presence without having a good laugh first.

Aside from Nursing and Family, Shaletha was a dedicated member of the Women’s Board of the Faith Center Ministries, International as well as serving with Dare to Care Inc.

Her love, warmth, compassion, humor, encouragement, and mentorship is her legacy. Lisa inspired friends and family to achieve their dreams and never take settle for less than they deserve. She made those around her feel as though they were limitless. She will truly be missed and never forgotten.

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Debola Olaigbe

3 April 2021

Rest well and good nite Mrs Liza Akinola .. You have done so much to impact knowledge and touching of numerous life’s as an educator and as a nurse in serving humanity. Those who you touched will forever remember your touch and infectious smile .. Rest In Peace..

From Chief & Mrs Olaigbe

Christopher Harrison

3 April 2021

Thank you so much for breaking every barrier, always being there for everyone, and touching so many lives. You were an inspiration to me especially. You were a 2nd mom, a mentor, a therapist, a life coach. I loved your extreme competence so much. You were so good at being you. Balancing your career and education and family at a near super human level. Your contributions to the family can't even be described with words, its far too perfect its almost divine, as if an angel of family walked among us. You put so many of us on the right track in life, with way more than words. You were there, physically there for every milestone that wes important to me and so many others. I will love you always and my children will know you as angel that helped raise me.

Ferrona Beason

3 April 2021

My sincerest condolences to Shaletha's family and loved ones. She was a special lady and will always hold a spot in my heart. I pray that God will continue to comfort and strengthen you.
Warmly,
Ferrona Beason

Marie Osuna

3 April 2021

Dr. A, you will forever be in my heart. I will cherish the laughter and wonderful memories of you.

Marie Osuna.
My Marie.

Ashley Scott

3 April 2021

Aunty I love you so very much. rest easy. thank you for being there for every phase of my life. thank you for being the best aunty and person I know. I will live through your teachings and words❤️

Chandra Bhramdat

1 April 2021

Shaletha was a dear friend and colleague. She inspired those around her to follow their hearts and provided them with boundless support and positivity. The mark she has left on all of our lives will never fade nor be forgotten. She will always be loved and missed.
My condolences to her family.

Valerie Maselli

1 April 2021

I am truly so sorry for the loss of Dr. A. I offer my deepest condolences to family and friends and Dr. A will always be in my prayers. May she Rest In Peace. Praying that the love and happiness that shined through her will help ease everyone through this difficult time. She was a beautiful woman and I will truly never forget her. Without her I would not be in this nursing program. She will never be forgotten.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home South

1 April 2021

Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.

We wish you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Sincerely,
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff

Fay Theard - Olowodola

1 April 2021

May God be with the family at this time...

Dr. Alvin Abraham

31 March 2021

Dr. Akinola was a colleague and friend. We both served as faculty members at Keiser University. She was always gracious and candid in all our interactions. Her infectious smile was ever present to help lighten the day. She helped to develop the nursing program and was passionate about grooming the next cohort of professional nurses. I extend my deepest sympathy to her family and friend. Dr. Akinola will be missed. * John 14:1 “ Do not let your hearts be troubled, you believe in God; believe also in me.”

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Lisa and Brina visiting the twins in their new Georgia homes

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Tour of Atl

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Mom and Daughter

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Lisa and Marlynn being twinsies

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Game time