Omotola Awobode Akinjobi-Cattage

September 25, 1957September 29, 2010

Omotola Akinjobi Cattage, returned to our Father, the Lord, on September 29th at 12:30 am, at Kennestone Hospital surrounded by family.

Born September 25th 1957 in Azare, Nigeria, to the late Chief Mark Abimbola and Doyinsola Mariya Awobode, Tola was a woman of talent, intellect, and a great heart full of love.

She was a talented actress, famous for her role as Lare in Cock Crow At Dawn, a famous TV program in Nigeria in 1980. She won Best Actress Awards for "A Splash of Venom" in 1988, "Moment of Truth" in 1985, and "Cock Crow at Dawn" in 1981.

She was not only a talented actress, but also an intellectual. Tola received her Bachelor of Education with Second Class Honors at Ahmadu Bello University on July 1st, 1977. She then received her Master of Education (Teaching of English as a Second Language) on January 19th, 1984 at Ahmadu Bello University. She went on to become an English Instructor from 1980 to 1984, Assistant Professor of English from 1984 to 1988, and English and Literature Professor from 1988 to 1993 at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria. She then worked as a Professor at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. But her most important job was raising her three children by herself.

She is survived by her eldest daughter Ibijoke Akinjobi, a medical student at St. Matthew's Medical University; her second daughter, Bukola Akinjobi, a clinical research coordinator at Drug Studies of America; her only son and baby, Oluyinka Akinjobi, a Biomedical Engineering student at the University of Ulster in Ireland; her brothers; and her uncle, Chief Lanre Odede, Vice President of The Chartered Institute of of Arbitrators of Nigeria, Former member of VAT Tribunal in Nigeria, A Chatered Accountant, Tax Specialist, Fraud Examiner and a member of The London Court of International Arbitration.

A memorial service will be held Saturday October 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm from the Chapel of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw, GA. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12-1 pm at the funeral home.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 2, 2010
  • Visitation Saturday, October 2, 2010

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Marie King

March 3, 2018

Joke, Bukky and Yinka may God continue to guide you and may his angels guard you each day.
Not long heard about mum. A sad loss. I went to school with her in QAC. We were always laughing. Her sense of humour was infectious.
I visited her often in Zaria when you children were quite young. You gave her such joy and you were her world. May her soul rest in peace.

Ogba Uweru

May 29, 2017

Aunty Tola,
Sorry for the belated message. I didn't know you were no more.I remember all the fun I and my mum had in Zaria with your family. Only found this page and heard you were no more. My mum( Tonia) and I extend our heart felt sympathies. You are were we will be going to. It wouldn't be long. May your vibrant soul rest in peace.

Dupe Martins

September 27, 2015

Needless to say this cause somehow I feel you're watching over Sisi Tola. Today I lit a candle again in church in your memory as I have been doing since you left us and on getting home I opened my mail only to see this post from the Legacy Guest Book! Well, what can I say your memory sure lives on. For some of us you were not just a star you were galaxy.

Kathy Parker

September 26, 2015

I think of you so often my dear Tola.
You are so very missed! Continue to look over your children from Heaven above. Love you and miss you!
Kathy Parker

Your daughter

September 25, 2015

Not a day goes by that I don't think of your smile, laugh, kind heart, and hugs. I miss you so so so much. You have made a huge impact on so many lives and still remain the best person I have ever had the fortune to know.
Love you always

September 25, 2015

Its another birthday without you in the physical realm. I know you are with the Angels. I thank God for the years with you and even those years we lost contact, we had hope we would still see someday. But the creator had a different plan. Its 5 long years. Life has moved on but your memory has remained intact. Rest on.


Dupe Martins

August 2, 2015

Sisi Tola your memory lives on. Every Sunday I always endeavour to light a candle in church to that effect. How can I ever forget! Continue to rest in pp.

Awobode Titilayo

August 2, 2015

I know you are at peace with your creator. We miss you.

Cora Adophy

August 1, 2015

Aunty T, what can I say? I can't believe I missed the opportunity to say thank you and goodbye to you, my heart is heavy as I try to take this in, so sad I lost touch with you n couldn't locate the new house again, i never stopped thinking of you and praying for you and I find comfort in knowing that you are in a better place, resting with your maker, may your ever so kind and gentle soul rest in perfect peace. You made a difference in my life and I could never understand why you were so wonderful. You will be truly missed. I was actually still searching for you to fill you in on everything you have missed and catch up with your wonderful self, seeing your beautiful smile and giving me that comfort and assurance you always knew how to even when you have your own stuff to deal with, you never stopped putting others first. I love you and will miss you loads n I thank God for all the memories and pics. God give the kids the strength to deal.RIPP my sweet Aunty T

September 27, 2013

Sisi Tola I can't believe another year has rolled by since you left us. Staying in touch this way with people who have touched our lives can be pretty emotional but then fulfilling. Before I could just pick up my phone and share all the pains and emotions. That really sucks now. Your words still echo in my head all the time. I will forever cherish those memories of love and friendship. This is my own way of staying connected with you. It's just so hard to understand why people like you are taken so suddenly but I won't dwell too much on that since it's a debt we all have to pay one day.
Rest in peace always.
Dupe Ipinmidu