Abiodun Abosede Osunbunmi
November 19, 1944 – August 29, 2021
Abiodun Abosede Osunbunmi passed away peacefully in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday August 29, 2021. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Amos Ajiboye Osunbunmi and her five children, Omolara Ayorinde, Olutoye Osunbunmi, Babafemi Osunbunmi, Jokotola Adenote, and Obadamilola Ipinmoye. In addition, she is survived by her five children-in-law, Omotayo Ayorinde, Oluwatosin Osunbunmi, Oluwaseun Osunbunmi, Paul Adenote and Tope Ipinmoye; and her 13 grandchildren, Oluwarotimi Tayo-Ayorinde, Oluwayemisi Tayo-Ayorinde, Oluwatosin Tayo-Ayorinde, Theodore Osunbunmi, Timothy Osunbunmi, Racheal Osunbunmi, David Osunbunmi, Adebola Adenote, Adeola Adenote, Adeolu Adenote, Anuobakiitan Ipinmoye, Abimbola Ipinmoye and Ayomikun Ipinmoye. Abiodun was the second child and daughter of seven children and is survived by Ariyo Olaofe, Bamike Adeyemi, Titi Oguntomi, Moji Aboderin, and Feyisayo Odusina. Abiodun was born in Nigeria on Sunday November 19, 1944. Her father was Michael Oduwole a veteran of World War II in Nigeria, while her mother was Clementina Oduwole, a successful businesswoman.
Abiodun grew up in a Christian home in Nigeria and attended a Nigerian Christian elementary school, a Christian modern high school and a Christian Teacher Training College, after which she attended the Advanced Level College of Education. Finally, she attended Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Art in Education.
During the course of her professional career as an Educator, she served meritoriously in various positions as a teacher, vice-principal and principal of many schools over a 40-year period. Her students and other teachers adored her moral soundness, versatility, refined taste and inherent goodness. As a christian, she was God-fearing, always holding on to the truth, industrious and dutiful. In Nigeria, she served in the church as Church Steward and a member of the choir. In addition, she was a member of the Ladies Christ Ambassadors society. She loved music, singing and dancing. Her love for Christ was evident when her children and children-in-law gave her the choice of a birthday party or trip to Israel for her 70th birthday she chose a trip to Israel. As a result, in 2015 she and her husband, Amos traveled to Israel with a group from Fairhaven Church, Dayton Ohio, which they attended.
Abiodun was a benevolent woman. This was evident in the large number of children from various backgrounds whom she voluntarily and gladly accepted to nurture while they lived with her and her family in Nigeria. Overall, Abiodun was a virtuous wife and woman of inestimable value, honored by members of her family and friends. She was a referral point of ideal motherhood, an enterprising woman, joyful in all her undertakings, kind, confident, thrifty and highly disciplined.
Service of Songs
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Abiodun Abosede Osunbunmi
September 15, 2021
Mummy you were an educator per excellence not only in matters of education but in all things that is required to make one a well rounded individual. Looking back to days of my childhood, I remember how you instructed, advised and told us off when necessary. You don't mince your words, ever forthright, a blessing to many.
Though your departure is painful because we love you but we will not sorrow as those that have no hope - 1Thessalonians 4:13-18
Sleep on Mummy in the bossom of the Lord.
September 14, 2021
Mommy lle keji, as you were fondly called by us your Ojoo children. I remember the days at Ring road, how you looked after my siblings and myself. You always emphasized the importance of getting an education, and that is seen because you were a dedicated educator. You will be missed not only by Daddy and my aburos, but by everyone whose life you touched.
E sun ire o. Rest in the bosom of your Lord and maker.
September 14, 2021
Mummy ile-keji, I am one of your many other children who was privileged to call you Mummy. My earliest memories of you were of the time we lived with you for a short time in Ring road, Ibadan and all the weekends we spent visiting or spending holidays in Ibadan with my cousins. Those were the best times of my childhood. You were always loving, firm and caring and you made sure we had fun, ate well and did our homework! You were our Mummy in Ibadan and I always looked forward to seeing you and Daddy. Your love for children was always evident – you touched all the children in the family with your wisdom and your passion for us all to excel in our studies and make good choices. You were Daddy’s ‘Biodun’ and we will all miss you very much, Mummy.
We celebrate your life for you have gone before us. You have run your race and won. Your journey has now ended, your spirit has ascended and you have claimed the great reward with Jesus, our Lord.
Sleep well, Mummy. We love you.
September 13, 2021
Representing the entire Oyefusi family and Adegbesan family in the United States, Nigeria, and all over the world, Mr. Adeleke Adegbesan, Mr. Afolabi Oyefusi, Mr. Muyiwa Oyefusi, and Dr. Abiodun Oyefusi greet the Osunbunmi and Oduwole families with heavy hearts and offer our heartfelt condolences for the passing to Glory of Mrs. Abiodun Abosede Osunbunmi. The loss of Anti Biodun (as we used to call her during our childhood years) is very personal to us. We started our early years in the same neighborhood at Oke-Ado, Ibadan, Nigeria – our parents raised us like brothers and sisters and that family relationship remained until her death, and still continues with her surviving siblings.
We thank God for the wonderful life she lived and pray that the Lord will help ease the pain for the family and fill the void left by her death.
From: Leke, Folabi, Muyiwa, and Biodun
September 11, 2021
We have come to celebrate a well lived and accomplished life. Our Antie, Mama Lara was an honest and unassuming disciplinarian, with love. She was a giver and always ready to share even when it’s little. She always tells you the truth even if it hurts. To say my family is closest to her of all Papa Oduwole’s children is to say the obvious. We will miss her so much especially her saying “ Kunle Odusina to ju aburo mi o”. Goodnight Ma.
September 10, 2021
Sister Biodun, I’m deeply saddened with pains and tears to write this tribute about you so so soon. As a matter of fact, its so difficult for me to recount what you were to me, my husband Adekunle, my children Ayodele, Oluwaseun and Oluwasegun, and the entire Oduwole clan.
You were one in a million among your siblings, drawing us all close to you at every stage of our lives. Your home, with the support of your husband, brother Boye, was the epicenter of all activities. You were our beacon of light, our unifying force, the true semblance of love and godly affection.
You particularly took me away from our parents immediately you got married on April 1, 1972. You took so much interest in my education, mentoring me and guiding my steps. You made me what I am today by the sustaining mercy of God. Our parents were so proud of you.
Though very strict and a disciplinarian, Sister Biodun was so reliable, dependable, sociable, and God-fearing. Her home was opened to all and sundry to the extent that her children had to compete for their shares among the other children my sister catered for.
Never thought the cold hands of death will snatch you away from me so soon. I’m highly blessed and favored to have you as my second mom. Your love for me was unconditional. You shared my joy and my sorrow, my laughter and my tears. Your home and family has always been my second home. Through the good and stormy weather, you were by my side. You stood by me through thick and thin till the Lord took you home.
Your toil over your children Omolara, Olutoye, Babafemi, Jokotola and Obadamilola was not in vain. Nothing was too big neither too precious for you to sacrifice so that they might get to the height you could not reach. I give glory to God that in your lifetime, they all made it and you were able to see them well settled, and even see all their children (your grandchildren) and nurtured them.
ADIEU MY DARLING EGBON.
LADIES CHRIST AMBBASADOR SOCIETY METHODIST CHURCH NIGERIA, BODIJA, IBADAN
September 9, 2021
We commiserate with the entire Oshunbunmi family over the death of our beloved sister, mother and grandmother Abiodun Oshunbunmi. Our sister lived an enviable life, not only in length but also in quality. Her selfless contribution and meritorious service to Ladies Christ Ambbasador society and humanity will forever be remembered. As we mourn the exist of this great sister, we enjoin the entire family and friends to be comforted by the fact that she lived a good and fulfilled life, impacted on the lives of others and thereby left behind legacies worthy of emulation. Our dear sister in the Lord, good night till we meet to part nomore.
Sister Alabi-Ogun A O.
Ladies Christ Ambbasador.
September 8, 2021
On behalf of my family, I commiserate with the Oshunbunmi family on the demise of their loving wife, mother and grandmother. I vividly remember her role in the after school lessons of our children. She was always after the progress of all the children that came her way. Mrs Oshunbunmi played her role very well in the Church (Methodist Church Bodija) as well as in our society Ladies Christ Ambassador. She was a Steward in the church and one time president our the society. Mrs Oshunbunmi touched so many lives and she would be greatly missed.
Mrs Toyin Adewunmi & Children.
September 6, 2021
You were fondly and popularly called Mama Lara and you became mama to both old and young. You were not just loved but cherished by my family and friends far away in Ibo land! That was how good, gentle and loving you were with a large heart. Knowing you through Feyi and family was actually a blessing which was short lived by your sudden exit! We bless God who is our Master Planner may He console those of us you left behind. SLEEP IN PEACE!
Mary ( Mme Iñe)
September 6, 2021
It was with great sadness and a profound sense of loss with which I received the news.
After I reconciled myself with your passing on to Glory, I reminisced on our encounters - your gentle spirit, your easy conversational manner & words of advice, and your constant teasing me about when I would introduce "her" to you because you were looking forward to the aso ebi & gele!
I pray for solace for Daddy & the entire family - immediate & extended.
Your indelible legacy lives on in the lives of Sis Lara, Toye, Femi, Joko & Dami.
Rest in eternally perfect peace, Mommy
September 6, 2021
Dear Mommy Abiodun Osunbunmi:
It’s a great shock to hear about your death. It seems so short and unfair to see you leave us so soon. But I take solace in the word of God that says, “He takes the righteous away before the evil days”. I cannot forget your good heart and your generous hands that I have benefited from. May the Lord Almighty continue to abide with our daddy, surviving children and all grandchildren in Jesus’ name. Continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord until that day of resurrection. We love you but God loves you more. Adieu…
September 5, 2021
Mum, for the many weeks I lived in your home when I was at the University of Ibadan, you were Mum to me and that memory will forever be with me.
Thank you for your love and care and for the many lives you invested in.
I join so many others to say thank you for your service and for giving of yourself to us all.
May your kind and gentle soul rest in God's gracious peace and may God comfort the entire family and friends.
We will miss you Mum. For now, it is goodnight, sleep well Mum.
September 4, 2021
She contributed a lot to my educational background. Your memories will be forever in my mind. May your soul continue to rest in peace mama Osunbunmi.
September 3, 2021
Farewell Mrs Oşunbunmi.
She was very much instrumental in my children's education.
At the time I thought there was no one to turn to as regards my children's education, arriving back in the country after a long stay abroad, God sent Mrs Oşunbunmi, giving us selfless services and precious advice, opening the gate and doors of her home to us. Showed us love, respect and affection, particularly to our first daughter, Adefolake.
My heart goes to her family members, both immediate and extended and even all her friends and loved ones. May God grant all of them the fortitude to bear this loss.
A ku ara fe'raku o.
Mrs Oşunbunmi, you may be gone, your memory will always remain fresh in our minds.
Adieu, our dear sister and friend.
Dr & Dr Mrs ADEYEMI.
September 3, 2021
I was never privileged enough to know you closely but, what I saw, I liked.
You always remind me of the Sun Flower,gloriously radiant. I admire your devoution to your family both nuclear and atlarge.
E Sun re o. God Bless and May Your Soul Rest Securely in Peace.
NGOZI MIRIAM ORAKWUSI
September 3, 2021
Mama Lara as I fondly called you. Gone too soon. Your death has left me in shock and heart broken but who am I to question God for taking you to a glorious place where there's no sorrow nor pains. You have created a big vacuum in your family that would be difficult to fill. You were rare Gem. A mother to all. A great Teacher. A philanthropist. You cared for the needy and less privileged in the society. You were always ready to give a helping and a listening ear. A devout Christian and above all you were a sister, a mother, a mentor, confidant to my great friend and sister mrs Fayi Odusina, your loveable little sister. You touched many lives by your prayerful, counselling outspoken and amiable qualities . Your love for your husband, children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, sisters and friends was exceptional. However, we take solace that you are resting at the Bosom of your beloved Jesus who has now given you an eternal rest. MAY YOUR BEAUTIFUL SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON YOU. ( MRS NGO. ORAKWUSI).
September 2, 2021
Just like yesterday when you visited my family at Dickinson, Texas to take care of your grandchildren .Then I just gave birth to Grace’.
You advised me on the importance of daily prayers for the children, inculcating the right morals and never to settle for less in my chosen career path. You also advised me as a young mother to make time for my children ,give them the best education and never allow discouragement to hinder my goals for my children. .You left a great footprint that I will never forget.
You were a great mother,grandma,great teacher , mentor,a woman that wants the best for everyone that comes her way and above all a woman with the fear of God.You will be greatly missed Mummy.
Rest In Peace Mummy!❤️❤️❤️