Olubayo Oyedele Agbetunsin

June 5, 1971October 5, 2011

Olubayo Oyedele Agbetunsin Esq, age 40, passed away suddenly on October 5, 2011, in Charlotte NC. He was born on June 5, 1971 in London, England UK.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Studies from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria, where he excelled in academics. He proceeded to study Law at North Carolina Central University and graduated as Juris Doctor. He also studied at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he graduated with an LLM Degree in Petroleum/Oil and Gas. He was called to the North Carolina State Bar and Federal Courts in 1999. He worked with the Law Offices of James E. Hairston, Jr., Frasier & Griffin, PLLC, as a Civil Litigation Attorney and lastly Hudson Legal until his untimely death. He was a member of several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, George H. White Bar Association, and 14th Judicial District of Durham, North Carolina.

An avid sports man, he played soccer and hockey at the highest level for his High School. He was a devoted and passionate Liverpool Fan. He made a memorable trip to Anfield with his family to see his team take on Atlectico, Madrid during the season opener. He played Tennis during his spare time and was very competitive during his games. He enjoyed Ludo and Monopoly and always tried his hands on Ayo Olopon.

Olubayo was a man of uncompromising integrity and had genuine respect for people. He was a Christian and believer of the gospel. He was an active member of Jubilee Christian Church International, Chapel of Victory, in Durham, North Carolina. He served as an Usher, a member of the building committee, and an executive member of the Men Fellowship.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Dr. Onoliode O. Agbetunsin, daughter Ebunoluwa, and parents, Jacob and Eunice Agbetunsin. He will be greatly missed by sisters, brothers, father-in-law and mother-in-law, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral Service and Burial will take place on October 29th, 2011, at 2:00pm, at the Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612. There will be a Visitation on Friday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm and on Saturday from 1:00pm – 2:00pm prior to the service at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at his Wake Keeping on Friday, October 28, 2011, from 6:00–9:00pm, at The Triangle Bridge Club, 5110 Revere Road, Durham, North Carolina 27713.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Olu Agbetunsin, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, Account Number: 732132290, address: PO Box Box 56956, Chicago, IL 60656.

The Agbetunsin Family would like to express its deepest appreciation for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support from the community.

Online condolences and special memories can be shared with the family at . In addition, a memorial website has been created in memory of Olubayo at

Arrangements under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.


  • Visitation Friday, October 28, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 29, 2011

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Bobby Olowokere

October 4, 2012

Forever loved never forgotten. RIP Cuz

Aunty Taiye

June 5, 2012

8 months ago exactly today, Bayo you suddenly left. And it's also your birthday. We love you and we miss you.R.I.P

Omolara Oginni-Adewale

February 9, 2012

May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace Bayo

Akinbode Oguntuyi

November 30, 2011

Bayo, I remember the years we spent together at Ife. I remember more vividly our conversations when we found ourselves years later. We discussed at length in February, and then May this year...if only we had known, I would have made that journey to see you! Rest my brother, rest...

tunrayo agbetunsin

October 30, 2011

you left us too early but God knows best...we miss u bros B but wu ar we to question our maker.RIP

Queen Thompson

October 29, 2011

Please accept our deepest condolence in your lost. We were shocked to learn of his death and that he was living in Charlotte. On September 17, 2011, I now believe I saw him. I saw a man that looked so much like him, but I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. For many years Bayo was an important friend of my family, we wish his family God's peace and understanding.
Melvin and Queen Thompson, Charlotte, NC at

Modupe (Mama Desola)

October 28, 2011

Baba Ijesha, just to state the obvious about a truly larger than life man: Knowing you was truly a pleasure and the pleasure was all feels so unreal BUT true to your nature, you left this mortal earth in style. You've left lasting sweet memories in many hearts; this is truly a rare gift. You have gone to a better place to be with your maker and I pray that those of us you've left behind can continue to live the all of your effort would not have been in vain. Rest in perfect peace. Modupe (Mama Desola)

Christine Adejuwon-Babajide

October 28, 2011

"Psalm 30:5 Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. "Cousin we miss you so much but we know your resting with our heavenly father. May God give your wonderful wife and children comfort at this time"... Rest in peace brother xx"

Seun Adejuwon-farioqun

October 28, 2011


Peter Ojo

October 28, 2011

"Bayoo. You met with me in Neasden, London around 1995. Stakes were high, you needed to go back to the States to commence your law degree program. It worked out. Sir peroo! is all you say and your jokes will open doors. You were endowed with joyous humor. Missing you already!"