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A WONDROUS FAREWELL FOR DEACONESS ADETOUN OLADEJI

Celebrated Nigerians joined family and friends to give a virtuous woman, Deaconess Adetoun Oladeji a very glorious farewell as she was committed to mother earth in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The accomplished Deaconess, who served diligently and consistently in the vineyard of the Lord began her final journey home with a service of songs held at MOAT Pavillion, International Conference Centre, Ibadan. The service of songs was such an emotional occasion for many, who used the opportunity to recount memorable moments with Deaconess Oladeji, who was fondly referred to as a mother in a million.

The next day, a funeral service was held at Orita Meta Baptist Church where His Eminence, Dr. Sunday Ola Makinde, Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, coordinated proceedings. In his sermon, he stated that the deceased lived a fruitful and rewarding life and left many laudable legacies. After the wondrous service, her remains were moved to the church’s cemetery where they were interred amid dust-to-dust rites and tears by her children and close family members.

The funeral, which was professionally organized by 2706 Events was thereafter rounded off with a first-rate reception at the Moat Pavillion, International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan. Guests were given a royal treatment in terms of victual while King Sunny Ade was on the bandstand, thrilling till late into the night. Some of the guests at the event were: Oyo State Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan, former Oyo State Governors, Chief Christopher Alao Akala, Alhaji Rasheed Ladoja and Senator Abiola Ajimobi,  former Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed,  Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji & his wife; Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Oba Olusola Alao & his wife; Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adebayo Adegbola; Chief (Sir) Oseni Elamah, Dr. Reuben Abati, Hon. Adesina Alabi, Prof. Adebayo Williams, Otunba Gbenga Fisher, Mrs. Ronke Ibrahim and Prince Adeoye Ajibade.

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