Stella Olajumoke Ojo, 73, passed away September 11, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona. There will be a Service of Songs Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 5 – 8 PM at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ. Funeral services are Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11 AM, preceded by a visitation at 10 AM, also at Gilbert Memorial Park. Interment will follow at 2 PM.
Olugbenga Babatunde Ojo
Yemisi Oluwatoyin Edward
Akinwale Obiyo Ojo
Adewale Daniel Ojo
Olusegun Michael Oshinkoya
Stella Olajumoke Ojo was born on august 24, 1947 in Ogbomoso to the family of Chief John Ajakaiye (Olodo of Ilamoye, Igede-Ekiti) and mama Grace Adesolape Ajakaiye both from Igede-Ekiti in Ekiti state, she was the second born of six children. Her father was a teacher and her mother was a trader.
She attended First Baptist Church Primary School and her higher education was at Igede-Ekiti, she later decided to be a nurse. Her nursing education started at catholic Nursing School, Kaduna and she later attended Adeoyo Nursing school, Ibadan as well as the Lagos State School of Nursing in Ikoyi Lagos.
She was erudite as a nurse, compassionate, innovative and always a quintessential professional, she also established a maternity in her home and was well known for taking care of the vulnerable and less fortunate.
She was a devoted Christian and a member of the celestial church of christ in Ikorodu, Lagos State where she was honored with the title of Iya-Ijo. When she relocated to the US, She joined the Celestial Church of Christ in Detroit, Michigan as well as in Phoenix, Arizona.
She died on Friday, September 11th, 2020 after a brief illness in Phoenix. She will be sorely missed by her children, siblings, extended family, and her church congregation.
You were taken from us too soon!
Little did I realize that our video chat on Tuesday was the last time we would really speak. At your bedside on Thursday, I held your hands and told you I love you and that I was there to make sure you were ok and I was going to do everything possible collaborating with your team of doctors to ensure you were well taken care off in the hospital. We were all hoping this hospitalization was going to be a quick visit followed by a triumphant return home.
You are irreplaceable and it hursts that you are no longer with us.
Yours is a loss that is ineffable, a wound that will never quite heal no matter how much time passes.
There is an ache within my heart that will never go away. All of our hearts are broken with a chasm that will till we meet again.
I know Roses grow in Heaven, I am assured our God will pluck one and place it in your hands forever.
It breaks our hearts mom to lose you because you haven’t gone alone, you have taken pieces of us with you with this transition.
We are comforted and take solace in this being the will of God, he has called you home to rest in his bosom.
Stella Olajumoke Ojo, May your Soul Rest in Perfect Peace!
2. Tribute to Mom
Dearest Mommy has gone home to rest. I call you Mommy because that was who you were to me. Ever since I met you, you took me as your daughter not as your daughter-in-law.
You were kind, thoughtful & ever so graceful. You loved me & pampered me
When Morolake (Rolly), your 1st grandchild & our daughter was born, you came to help us take care of her for a whole year.
During your stay, we were like peas in a pod. Many of our friends did not believe you were not my mother.
You loved God & loved your children (including me) generously & never stopped praying for us.
I cannot believe you are gone because I still spoke with you the day before you took ill. I am numb & in shock because I can’t believe I will not talk to you again like we usually do weekly where you always end with praying for us.
My heart is heavy because you will be sorely missed. This was not what we were expecting at all & we did not have the time to prepare ourselves for this.
We are only consoled that you had no pain & are in a better place with our Heavenly Father who called you home.
Keep flying with the angels in heaven & though we love you so much, we know that God who loves you more has you in His bosom!
Farewell Mommy, till we meet again at the feet of our Almighty Father where we will part no more.
3. To our wonderful grandma gone to soon:
We love you. We cherish you. We miss you. It was you who combed Morolake’s hair into the cute hairstyle in the famous picture that sits on the mantle. You were one of her original three friends. It was also you who inspired Ayomide’s name and helped him discover the world of Nollywood.
One day, during one of your visits you made, Ogbono soup. It seems like such a trivial thing to think about now but actually, that day we immersed ourselves in the world of Nigerian cuisine and became a little closer to our culture.
Hearing your voice on the phone reminding us to trust in God was the ultimate comfort. You also would tell us to read our books and we’d tell you yes grandma every time with chuckles and smiles, but now when we open our books, we hear you and focus a little harder. You’re in a better place now and while we wish you were still with us we know that God is taking great care of you. You are a light and although we cannot see your see light shine with our eyes, we can feel its brightness from up above.
May you rest in Perfect peace.
Until we meet again.
-Morolake and Ayomide Ojo
Mummy! Just a few weeks after wishing you a happy birthday it’s hard to believe I am writing a tribute to you for passing on to Glory!
“Iya Ijo!” You lived a fulfilled life! People often ask me why do I mother my children like a “mother hen”? And I respond, “How else will I mother them?” I learnt NEVER to take the gift of motherhood for granted from you Mum. You don’t joke with your children. While growing up after your GOD, your children were your everything! Anytime I see a mother hen hovering over her chicks, thoughts of you come to mind. Mama Gbenga! A disciplinarian! My very own “kurubam!”(Akin and others understand). To say I will miss you is an understatement! I can’t help but remember Lagos Road Ikorodu, Hmmm… Abiyamo abi oja gborogboro! A mother indeed! Still feels like a dream! Sun re o! Omo owa! Omo Ekun!
Rest on Mum.
5. Indeed, the sorrow of losing parents, especially a mother, is to the extreme and an emotionally severe one.
Mummy, I am really saddened and grieving at your demise. It has made my siblings and I full-blown orphans with the loss of our lovely dad about 16 years ago.
Mummy, you have been the source of my progress, cheerfulness, courage, and a strong pillar upon which I rest, I still wonder even as I write how big your heart was back then, at your tender age. I am indeed very grateful to you mummy for all I have become today, without God and all your efforts as a mother that loves and cares for her children, only God knows where and what I would be today, and I pray that God in his infinite mercy accept all your good deeds and forgive your wrongs. Anytime I think of the circumstances that led to your demise, my eyes are always filled with tears. I remember that a few years after you traveled to the US, you went for that surgery to correct the defects on your right leg caused by a car accident you had in 1983. You told me the report of the scan on you revealed that all your organs are in perfect condition. That alone gladdened my heart that you would be with us for a very long time. However, God knows best.
I am always moved anytime I think of your passion for your faith. You diligently followed the doctrines of the Celestial Church of Christ relentlessly, you prayed fervently, you were always at the fore front of everything and you also supported the work of God anywhere you were, no matter how old who leads is.
I remember I once asked you why you do all these things because you stressed yourself too much. From my own point of view, sometimes I think you got on my nerves, but your response made tears drop from my eyes. You said, “I do all these for you and your siblings”. My prayer is that, all you’ve prayed for us during your lifetime continue to follow us until our last breath.
Now that you have gone to be with the Lord, the memories of you and I is all I have to cherish, and I will surely guard jealously. I still remember you call me OTIKO, and I am not sure I liked it, and I wonder how that name came to be. I hear stories of how I used to run after you and would never want to leave your side. You once told me that while driving, I would cling to you as if you would leave me and never return.
Precious, Enoch and most of all, my wife, Yemisi really miss you.
May the Almighty God grant your soul eternal rest.
6. SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MRS STELLA OLAJUMOKE OJO (Nee Ajakaiye)
Mrs, Olajumoke Ojo was my immediate younger sister (what a pain to
now refer to her in past tense!). We grew up together at childhood and
we were very close up till her passing away. Jumoke as I used to call her
was a very strong character who was full of determination. She was a
very amiable person and very trustworthy. She was accessible and very
easy to interact with. She had deep penchant for honesty and loyalty.
My sister was very intelligent and deeply intellectual. She excelled in her
chosen Nursing Profession to the extent that her exploits became
a reference point. She was exemplarily efficient and hardworking.
In the family sector, she was a good wife and a loving mother to her
children. She was very passionate about the growth and wellbeing of her
children and she left no stone unturned to ensure they attained great
heights in life. She was a great believer in God and she diligently served
him to the end of her life. She made worthy and deserving contributions
to the work of God to the extent that she built a church for the worship of
She was a true worshipper of God whose goal was to spend her eternity
with other saints in heaven. I remember she spoke with me less than
one year ago, when she had decided to make peace with everybody, even
with those who estranged themselves from her. According to her, this is
to ensure that her desire to make heaven would not be jeopardized.
She had her fair share of challenges in life, as a human being, but she
steered through with fortitude. She was not only my dear sister; she was
my friend and confidant. HOW I MISS HER!
ADIEU My Dear Sister. I love you, but Jesus loves you more.
Akinjide Ajakaiye (Rtd)
7. Words cannot express the shock I had about your sudden demise. It is difficult to believe that you are gone and that I will see you no more.
You were the second born of six children. You were my only sister, and I remember our childhood, growing up and our adulthood. I have precious memories of you, but what stood out in my memory is your adulthood, especially your role as a mother. You were a mother of inestimable value. I remember the sacrifices you made while your children were growing up. You were a loving mother who struggled through a lifetime to make her children successful, You struggled and toiled throughout your life but death took you and you did not live long to enjoy the fruit of your labor, but God knows best.
I will miss you sister Jumoke as I used to call you, you were like a mother to me since I was little, and you watched me grow up and took care of me. I will miss you, good night sister, till we meet on resurrection day to part no more.
8. YOU ARE IN OUR HEART
You had smiles to brighten our days,
You always made us feel good with you in warm words of praise.
You are someone who always had good stories to tell and also a good listener.
Our kids will so miss you.
You are a self-sacrificing woman, God fearing and very religious.
You are patient and kind,
Your life is a blessing.
Your memory a treasure.
You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
You may be gone from our sight,
But you are never gone from our heart, Although we loved you dearly, We know God loves you more!
Rest in Peace Grandma!
From Segun and Angel (Adopted family).
9. TRIBUTES OF OUR DEAR MOTHER, AND GRANDMOTHER
A tribute of my grandmother titled: YOU ARE FOREVER IN MY HEART
GRANDMA, THE PURE HONEY THAT CAME FROM GOD’S BEEHIVE
YOU ARE A WONDERFUL AND SPECIAL CREATURE FROM THE ALMIGHTY,
AND IN HIM YOU HIDE
YOU MADE SURE I DIDN’T CRY, AND THAT WAS A GREAT MEMORIAL PRIZE
“REST IN PEACE“
YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, NOR WILL YOU EVER BE
AS LONG AS I EVER LAST, YOUR BLOOD RUN THROUGH ME FAST
I’LL MISS YOU, NOW MY HEART IS SORE
AS TIME GOES BY, I’LL MISS YOU MORE
FOREVER IN MY HEART YOU WILL REMAIN
AND THERE’S NOTHING THAT WILL EVER CHANGE
10. A tribute of my mother in-law titled: UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
A BOUQUET OF BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES
SPRAYED WITH A MILLION TEARS
I WISH GOD COULD HAVE SPARED YOU
IF JUST FOR FEW MORE YEARS
THOSE SPECIAL MEMORIES OF YOU
WILL ALWAYS BRING A SMILE
IF ONLY I COULD HAVE YOU BACK
JUST FOR A LITTLE WHILE
THE FACT THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER HERE WILL CAUSE ME PAIN
BUT YOU ARE FOREVER IN MY HEART
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.
Yemisi Ojo (Nee Adeniran)
11. A tribute of my Grandmother titled LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN
I LOVE YOU GRANDMA
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART
I KNOW YOU ARE IN GOOD PLACE RIGHT NOW
GRANDMA I MISS YOU AND WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN NIGERIA IN 2021
BUT GOD HAD A BETTER PLAN FOR YOU
I WILL LOVE YOU ALWAYS
CONTINUE TO REST IN THE BOSSOM OF THE LORD
12. TRIBUTE TO A GREAT AND UNFORGETABBLE SISTER JUMOKE
It is still exceedingly difficult for us to come to terms with the reality that our dear sister has gone, how wonderful, how kindhearted, how enduring and preserving she was. We thank God for the amazing and purposeful life she lived, hers was not a life without challenges but she never allowed life to limit her or steal her joy, but remained steadfast and immovable, waiting on God’s unchanging grace.
We have known Sister Jumoke as we fondly called her in our family from cradle to the present as a great builder, hardworking, energetic, very focused, a woman of extreme strength, filled with passion for family, her devotion to her children was remarkable.
Her commitment to people proved that a mother is not someone that takes care of only her children but someone who makes sure the totality of all the people she comes across change positively. She touched so many lives, her kindness and superb human relations portrayed her inner beauty. She was so much concerned and burdened about challenges of people, she loved unconditionally
Our beloved sister Jumoke was very cheerful, a very courageous woman, a dependable friend that one could count on no matter the situation, during the good times as well as the bad. The one you find by your side feeling your pain as much as you during tough time.
She was a source of blessing, encouragement, very appreciative and reliable sister to us, having closely watched her over the years, we can confirm her unflinching love for others and the desire to always help people around her even at his own inconvenience.
We pray that the Almighty God will continue to protect her children, keep them in sound health and His grace be released upon them,strengthen them to attain greater height in life
Words cannot describe the loss that we feel now that she is no more, we love her always and would forever remain in our hearts. We shall all miss her, our consolation is that when the saints are gathered at the wedding feast of the Lamb, we will then meet to part no more. May the Lord Jesus Christ who has been your anchor and beacon of hope lead you to the eternal home. Rest on our dear sister.
PASTOR (MRS) FOLUSO OLU-AYENI
(FOR FADELU, S FAMILY )
13. A TRIBUTE OF GRANDMOTHER
THE GREATEST GIFT FROM MUMMY IS HER UNRELENTING ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT
TOWARDS MY CLERGY, CAREER AND MY WORK FOR GOD
SHE SELFLESSLY SURPPORTED ME IN SO MANY WAYS WHEN I WANTED TO START MY CLERGY WORK
I WILL PARTICULARLY MISS YOUR FREQUENT PRAYERS AND KIND WORDS
SHE ALWAYS CHECKED UP ON ME, EVEN WHEN SHE TRAVELED
MY FAMILY AND THE CHURCH AS A WHOLE
MUMMY WAS A GOOD MOTHER AND A CARING NURSE
AND BACK BONE TO ME AND SO MANY OTHERS
I WILL SURELY MISS HER BUT I AM ASSURED SHE IS WITH THE LORD
MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE
ASS/VEN SUP EVANG SOLA OLAWOLE (JP)
REMO PROVICE DISTRICT HEAD
OGIJO, OGUN STATE
14. Certainly, death is inevitable!
Every living soul has to embark on the journey someday. What is not clear to anyone is when, where and how. Nevertheless, it is most certain that we will all embark on that eternal journey someday. However, despite this fact, we still grieve whenever we lose our beloved ones.
Mamma, I am really saddened and grieving at your demise. The love you showed to me from the very first day that our paths crossed until your last day is unquantifiable. I am just wondering where else I can get the heartfelt love and care you lavished on my entire family and me.
Mamma, you have been a very strong pillar in my Christian life. That I became one of the Evangelists in Amuludun parish today was all your efforts. You made sure I joined CCC Amuludun parish as far back as 1989. Your role during the birth of my first two daughters really amazed me. Despite the fact that you relocated to the United States, you made sure you checked on my family and me regularly. Your good deeds beckoned on me to do well to others too. Your calls sometimes to check on me gave me necessary advice during my 8 years reign as Parochial Chairman in C.C.C. Amuludun Parish was explicitly and unambiguously clear to me that, you did pray for me always.
I appreciate all you have done for me. You were a strong, brave and courageous woman from the beginning to the end. You were very pragmatic in your approach to things.
Mamma I am going to miss you so much. I love you, but God loves you more.
Sun re o!!! Mama Stella Ojo.
H/E Abiodun Adebiyi
15. MUMMY YOUR PART AS A MOTHER, AS AN ELDER OF PROGRESS, AS A GOOD COUNCILOR, INTEGRITY, ETC. CAN NEVER BE FORGOTTEN, REST ON. YOU HAVE PLAYED A WONDERFUL ROLE IN C.C C. AMULUDUN AND IN THE CELESTIAL WORLD. YOU ARE A LEGEND. GOOD NIGHT, MAMA DAADA. WE MISS YOU, BUT WE REJOICE WHEN WE REMEMBER YOUR GOOD WORKS.
Choirs C.C.C. Amuludun Parish, Ikrodu, Lagosss, Nigeria.
16. The shepherd, the elders, the Parochial committee and the entire members of Amuludun parish and the family of our beloved Matron Mrs, MC Stella Ojo, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the demise our Matron. I pray that God give her soul a perfect rest in the bosom of Christ.
V/M/E T. OGUNJIMI
17. One of the pioneer members of our great church has gone. We cannot forget you and the history of the church will not be completed without mentioning your name and your impact to the progress of the women fold of the church. Moreso, if we recount our togetherness in 80s and early 90s, it was historic. Matron, Rest in the bosom of Abraham your father. Good night mama.
Council of elders C.C.C. Amuludun Parish
18. THE NEWS OF YOUR DEATH WAS A SHOCK TO ME, AS I SPOKE TO YOU FEW DAYS AGO. THE REALITY OF YOUR DEATH IS YET TO BE DAWNED ON US. DEATH CAME AND SNATCHED YOU FROM US WHEN YOU WERE NEEDED MOST. I HAVE TO ACCEPT THE WILL OF ALMIGHTY GOD. NO AMOUNT OF WORDS THAT CAN DESCRIBE YOUR HUMANE, HONEST AND KIND- HEARTED NATURE. WHEN YOU RETIRED, YOU CALLED ME, AND SAID “BROS I WILL BE GOING TO TEXAS”, AND THEN CALLED AGAIN WHEN YOU GOT TO ARIZONA. SHE ALWAYS CALLED ME TWICE A WEEK TO SAY “BROS I’M JUST CHECKING ON YOU”. YOU CARED ABOUT EVERYONE YOU MET. YOU TRULY WERE A SPECIAL, SPECIAL WOMAN! YOU MAY HAVE PASSED ON, BUT YOUR MEMORIES WOULD ALWAYS LIVE ON WITHIN US. MAY THE SUN ALWAYS SHINE UPON YOUR FACE. MAY THE WIND ALWAYS BE AT YOUR BACK. YOU DIDA GREAT JOB, AND LEFT BEHIND GREAT CHILDREN. “EDU IGEDE, ELEMI NI IGEDE NI KI NGBA ADIYE SIN MISSED ME I SIN EYE OMI.
SUN RE O.
A TRIBUTE ON LATE MRS STELLA OLAJUMOKE OJO
I cannot imagine any grief more consuming at this point- in – time than the passing on of an affectionate and amiable Jumoke as I used to call her. Iam indeed weary and numb
It’s hard for me to realize your demise is real and permanent after three days both of us spoke/ talked with each other. Not only this, it’s almost more than I can bear
At times like this, the words of William Shakespeare help to strengthen our hearts and steady our hands
” All the world’s a stage,
and all the men and wo
women merely players;
OLU DELE MORONKEJI
From all D in laws & Children of Pa Oyedele Owoeye and Mama Alice Olufunmilayo Owoeye. (Nee Akande)D:- Eeeeeeeyekinle of Igede Kingdom.
*OUR TRIBUTE TO OUR LATE SISTER!!!*
Sister Mi *JUMOKE* as fondly call by all.
Good night our Darling Sis. Sleep On till we meet and to part no more. Omo Eeeeelemi Lugede Abadiesereke. Sureeee Oooooooo. Olufe Sinmi Layaaaaa Olugbala. Bcos U work for it. Therefore U deserved it, Sister Jumoke. Oooooodi Aaaaaarinako Ooooòoooootun di Ooooooooju Aaaaaaaaala Good Night!!!
Sister mi, Olajumoke Ojo, our everyday good morning phone calls will be no more.
I love you but God knows why He took you home so soon.
We all thank God for your life & time we had with you on earth.
May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.
I will sorely miss you, Aunty mi
A TRIBUTE ON MRS STELLA OLAJUMOKE OJO:
I cannot imagine any grief more consuming at this point- in- time than the passing on of an affectionate and amiable Sister I fondly addressed and call Jumoke. I am weary and numb. It’s really hard for me to realize that your loss, through death is real and permanent. Not only this, it’s almost what I could bear more so that we spoke and talked together three days before you answered the ” Call ” of God for eternal rest with Him.
Would always remember you because you were a passionate Sister who loved very deeply without guile. You were very sensitive and kind to the core.
At times like this, the words of William Shakespeare help to strengthen our hearts and steady our hands:
All the world’s a stage,
and all the men and
women merely players;
they have their exits and
entrances; one man in
his time plays many parts ”
May the Almighty God continue to comfort, keep, protect and uphold the Ajakaiye and Ojo’s Families you left behind. So also your biological children and those of us so dear to you. Amen &Amen.
OLU DELE MORONKEJI
My heart goes out to the Ojo family and Ajakaiye family at this period. May the Almighty Father console and comfort you all for this irreparable loss. I also pray that mama will continue to rest well in God’s bossom and of course by His right hand. Amen.
I am deeply sorry about the loss of your mum my heart goes out to each one of you, wishing your family comfort and strength for the days and weeks ahead. May Mum’s soul rest in perfect peace
To the wonderful woman who brought a bolt of energy and 24/7 dedication to the health care workforce I’m confident you resting knowing you left the world in great hands.
TRIBUTE TO A GREAT AND LOVING SISTER POPULARLY REFERED TO AS SISTER JUMOKE
This is a hard one for me to write and I am almost lost for words to express myself at paying tribute to Mummy Mrs Jumoke Ojo. it is hard to believe that the angels have suddenly packed you home at a time we least expected. We hardly take in the fact that your sudden demise has unexpectedly terminated the moments we enjoyed with you during the numerous calls.
The last time we both spoke extensive on the phone, you asked me to call Daddy Justice Akin Ajakaye to apologize to him for not inviting him for my Chieftaincy ceremony. I tried to make excuses, you will have none of it but insisted that I must make the call which I finally agreed and complied with your request.
This is an example of who you were to us, in your imperfections and challenges you were a bridge builder who cares not just about yourself and immediate family alone but about the extended family as well. You identified with your roots in the OGUNMEORA CLAN keenly recognizing how it was when you were young and told us stories that are unforgettable. Yes, it is indeed hard to come into terms with the fact that we will never hear from you again.
You even made out time to visit us here in Port Harcourt few years ago and spent quality time with my family and Peter’s as well. We can’t but appreciate your love and kindness you showed to us after the demise of Mama Kaduna and all through the rest of your life even while living in the USA..
Sister Jumoke, I believe very strongly in my heart that you fought a good fight of faith and won the race. You left a legacy that will be read through the generations, current and to come. You left a mark in our hearts, and nothing will ever erase. It is indelible in our heart.
Good nite ma, and if you happen to see your younger Brother Bode, Let him know that it was a double loss to us that you both left us too soon.
Rest on in peace till we meet in eternity.
– Chief Philip Adebolu
Thanking God for a life well spent. May Mama’s soul Rest In Peace. And may God give the family divine peace during this period. Amen.