—As Mama Deborah Adeniji Laid To Rest In Ara
Former Chairman of Nigerian Baptist Convention in Osun State, Reverend Olumide Kehinde has admonished Christians to have the fear of God in order to make heaven as the coming of Christ drawth nearer.
The man of God also advised people to find the habit of celebrating the aged while they are still alive and stop the attitude of lavishing or spending money on their burial when they are dead.
Speaking, the Secretary of Igbimon Agba Osun APC, Hon. Oluremi Akintola Omolaoye described the late mama Mopelola Adeniji as an intelligent, loving prayerful, passionate and God fearing woman.
Omolaoye who is one of the sons-in-law of mama noted that mama treated him as a biological son and always prayed for him anytime they spoke on phone.
“About Mama Mopelola Adeniji, though, Mama was not my biological mother but she took me as her biological son. As a matter of fact, I regard myself as one of her sons.
Well, to be honest what ever she discussed with any of her children she felt free to discuss it with me. I’m always the first person to be contacted I thank God, God gave her a full-fledged life to live and she lived very well to the glory of God. I appreciate God in her life.
In the same vein, Pastor Kolawole Adeniji, a retired general manager and also the first son of the late deceased described his late mother as a disciplinarian who ensured her children have access to good and quality education.
“She is my mother and I happened to be possibly the mostly loved though initially I hated her because she was too harsh, a disciplinary contrary to the attitudes of my father.
“When we were young, my father never beat any of us he only says “Oju e wokowoko” in Yoruba but in case of my mother she beat us hand to hand and latter on when we were growing up I discovered that she was doing us a lot of favour.
“like I said in the church yesterday, I would have hated her if my father did not die young. At the dismissed of my father, she took care of all of us, seven of us.
As a matter of fact, my mummy, mama Adeniji, is second to non.
“Since then I continue to develop interest in her because she was 45years then when our father died and she didn’t venture into marrying another person, she stood behinds us.
“The day she died, I wept like a baby because I expected her to live longer to see more glory of God in our lives and the lives of our children but at last, death came unexpectedly.
” I describe her a woman of prayer when she called on phone, she would pray pray and pray. she is not the type that curse her children. she can beat us but she has never cursed us.” he said
Speaking also about the deceased, the last born of the house described mama as a generous and brave woman who ensured her children got educated despite, herself being an illiterate.
“It was devastating for me because I wish that I have the opportunity of seeing her again.
“I have not been in the country for some time now, I am in Australia and I was actually planning to see her next year and it was very painful.
“My mother is a very generous person, I am happy she is a Christian and also happy she left a very big foot print. she gave everyone of us, her children, the best education, even though she is not educated but she makes sure everyone of us, from the eldest to the youngest, is educated.
” I think her commitment to human development is comparable to non. Her Christian values and virtues is comparable to non. She was able to inculcate discipline to us.” he said
Another son of the deceased, Reverend Doctor Julius Adeniji praised her late mum for her impact, moral and virtues imbided on her children.
“Actually, my mother, Mama Mopelola Deborah Adeniji, is a mother that’s second to non and she is very intelligent, meek, reliable, tolerance and a prayer warrior.
“She is uncomparable, she single handedly supports all her children including myself. She is too precious to us.” he said
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