Tola Okoya-Thomas
(1978-2006)
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Oh Death Where Is Your Sting?  / Ihuoma Iheukwumere (High School Friend )  Read >>
Oh Death Where Is Your Sting?  / Ihuoma Iheukwumere (High School Friend )
Dying so young... overwhelming us with what may seem more heartache than we can bear but we have been given this sure and precious promise that through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ the sting of death has been removed and those who die in Christ are present with the Lord. 

I am speechless. Memories of growing up in the same hostel while in Sagamu came back to me. .May the good Lord grant your loved ones the fortitude to bear this loss. Close
I CANT TYPE WHAT IM REALLY THINKING..  / Tomi Kusamotu (just came across the page )  Read >>
I CANT TYPE WHAT IM REALLY THINKING..  / Tomi Kusamotu (just came across the page )
BECAUSE if i could then it would be filled with expletives.
i dont even know this young woman,i just came across this page while searching for another friends memorial page.

and here i am..so.....damn...angry..thats the word anger...

at 28???cancer?what the ?????!!!!!!!!!and i look around me and see things that are not meant to be..and i wonder..a young woman,a young wife and mother...just had to be the one to leave the stage so early???

LORD I KNOW YOU ARE NOT DOZING UP THERE,BUT DAMN..IS ALL I CAN AND WILL SAY...WHY??HOW??

Well if "they" tell us not to question God but accept that everything happens for a reason..then ill just say REST IN PERFECT PEACE TOLA,AND I WILL PRAY THE LORD WATCHES OVER AND GUIDES AND GUARDS YOUR KIDS AND YOUR HUSBAND.AND ALL YOUR LOVED ONES.

MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PERFECT PERFECT PEACE. 




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In Memory  / Bola Keshinro (Friend of the Olutayo's )  Read >>
In Memory  / Bola Keshinro (Friend of the Olutayo's )

On behalf of the Keshinro Family, we are deeply pained to hear the news and we express our heart felt condolences.

May the bright memories of Tola's great deeds give peace and consolation to the family and friend

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A TREASURED WIFE,SISTER, MOTHER AND FRIEND  / Tosin Alobo Bakare (sister in law..deji'solder sister )  Read >>
A TREASURED WIFE,SISTER, MOTHER AND FRIEND  / Tosin Alobo Bakare (sister in law..deji'solder sister )
Tola, i am finding it so hard to be comforted by your sudden absence, i have cried and cried..i have asked so many questions,i have wished and wished, i have suddenly realised you have gone to the place that was specially prepared for you in view of your well lived life.
You were so wonderful.. you brought so much joy with you, the smiles had a soothing effect when you walked in.
You showed deji true love and affection, and you got the same in return.
I can never forget you, you were not a sister in law, you were a sister.i love you so much and i can assure you that those dreams you had for olufummilayo and ayomide will surely come to pass.
My darling tola, i am comforting myself with the fact that you left those wonderful kids, and that you also made heaven..your life was short but well lived,now that you are resting peacefully with the lord...pls watch over your husband deji, and your children.
i loved you tola and will continue to love you.
Goodnite my dear baby.

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May Your Gentle Soul Rest In Perfect Peace. Adieu!  / Adedoyin Animashaun (Friend)  Read >>
May Your Gentle Soul Rest In Perfect Peace. Adieu!  / Adedoyin Animashaun (Friend)
my regards to the whole family, the good Lord is your strenght especially to the twins. He will turn this time to a time of peace and joy in your lives and when you think of Tola you will always remember she is resting in the Lord now. Take Heart. God bless you all. Close
extending my condolence to the olutayo and okoya thomas families  / Sade Adeogun (A friend of funmi's, tola's sister )  Read >>
extending my condolence to the olutayo and okoya thomas families  / Sade Adeogun (A friend of funmi's, tola's sister )
Shame on you death! Tola may your beautiful soul rest in peace. I pray that our lord jesus christ be your children's mother and give your husband the strength to carry on day by day. My condolence to the rest of your family and friends, sleep well. Close
A special Angel  / Onus Oaiya (friend)  Read >>
A special Angel  / Onus Oaiya (friend)
It hurts but her folks have to  look up to God for a balm to soothe their pains.Tola:Beautiful and unassuming.May God continue to protect her kids,her husband and her entire family.God needed an Angel in the name of Tola.  Close
Sincere Condolences  / Kemi Adebayo (Akiyode) (Funmi's friend's (Mope) sister / Sagamu Alumni '84 )  Read >>
Sincere Condolences  / Kemi Adebayo (Akiyode) (Funmi's friend's (Mope) sister / Sagamu Alumni '84 )
Sincere condolences to the Okoya-Thomas & Olutayo families.  I met Funmi Olutayo when she was in Aberdeen, Scotland last year to spend some days with my sister (Mope).  Although, I do not know Tola but feel I do through meeting / gisting with Funmi & sharing in her wedding photos late last year.  Moreso, as an ex-sagamite myself.  

May God almighty truly comfort Tola's husband, mum, siblings, family, friends, colleagues..........all those who have been touched by her in whatever way.  God's blessings, protection, guidance, good health, mercies, grace and love on her bereaved husband and twins.  

Death of a loved one is always a 'wake up call' for us all.  What can you (& me) do TODAY to fight \ challenge cancer, war, famine, poverty, divorce, accidents, religious intolerance, ...........

May Tola Okoya-Thomas (nee Olutayo) gentle soul rest in perfect peace. 
 
ps.  Funmi, it is WELL in God's name.  Close
God will send the Comforter  / Preye Pere-Sinclair (school mate )  Read >>
God will send the Comforter  / Preye Pere-Sinclair (school mate )
Though we werent really close i remember you vividly as a calm and gracious person always courteous and nice I am deeply touched by the news and cant figure out why. I can envisage what the families are going through cause i lost a dear sister after i left secondary school but God will send the Comforter and He will be with you through it all.  
May your beautiful soul rest in peace and i know God will take absolute control and bring all grieving parties to a place of peace. God always knows best. Close
God is Good!  / Adebowale Eboda (Friend of the family )  Read >>
God is Good!  / Adebowale Eboda (Friend of the family )

I am yet to recover from the rude shock of the phone call i got from my mother last week! "Tola Olutayo (Okoya Thomas is Dead)!!!

I met Tola again about a year and half ago (after a long time). We all use to attend the same church AVMCC.

She had returned to Nigeria (inspite of a good paying jobin the United States), to be with the love of her life! I was quite thrilled that in this aga & age one could still find such ladies. She had come to my office for an interview.

Tola by my assessment was a graceful, sweet and warm person. We should not loose people like her. however i thank God she is now resting at the bossom of God, where there will be no more pain & sorrow.

I remember like yesterday when she got married to the love of her life. What a gracious wedding!!!

May  God console your Siblings, Mother (a wonderful woman, whom every member of my family cherish SO MUCH) and your husband.

May your gentle soul continue to rest in PERFECT PEACE in the BOSSOM of our LORD & SAVIOUR - JESUS CHRIST!



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Hi Tola!  / Adesola Odunayo (Cousin)  Read >>
Hi Tola!  / Adesola Odunayo (Cousin)

I've come by everyday to say hello since I found out you passed away. It really still feels like a dream.

 I still keep thinking about all the crazy times we had taking lessons for the GCE (I think that is what is was called then?). Haven't talked to a lot of our old friends recently but I know a few of them have stopped by to say hello too. We all miss you Tola! 

I keep praying for everybody Tola, I know God will somehow give us all the strength to pull through this. I know you are enjoying the streets of gold and I do look forward to seeing you again.

Love you forever girl and talk to you again soon

Desola

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Rejoice........For it is well  / Bukky Ande   Read >>
Rejoice........For it is well  / Bukky Ande
Dear Tola,

I do not know you neither can I explain how I found this site. But I could not exist without saying a word or two.

It’s so unfortunate this “killer disease” has taken your beautiful smile and life away at this tender age. We cannot question GOD at this time, for he knows our ends from the beginning. Sleep well Tola, for you are in a better place.

To families, friends and well-wishers - I pray GOD will give you all the strength and courage to bear the loss. I know it is not easy, but in times like this, we need to seek him and put the devil to shame. I therefore say, Rejoice for it is well…………..Tola is not dead, she is only asleep.


Adieu Tola
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OUR ANGELS  / ANGELA PITTMAN (GP MOM )  Read >>
OUR ANGELS  / ANGELA PITTMAN (GP MOM )
To the family of sweet Tola,
I send you a big hug from a mom who lost her son almost a year ago due to him being a passenger in an auto accident. I will not tell you I know how you feel because I don't. We all grieve differently but I will say that we all are suffering because we love and miss our childern. I'm here if you need me and please know that your sweetie is in heaven smiling down on you. God bless us all Javarus McCormick's mom Angela. http://javarus-mccormick.memory-of.com Close
I KNOW YOUR LOSS AND PAIN  / RAQUEL SAPP MOM OF THOMAS LEWALLEN   Read >>
I KNOW YOUR LOSS AND PAIN  / RAQUEL SAPP MOM OF THOMAS LEWALLEN

I LOST MY SON TO CANCER AND IT'S SUCH A TRAGIC THING TO HAPPEN.  EVERYDAY I LOOK AT TREY'S PICTURES BUT IT'S NOT THE SAME AS FEELING THEIR SKIN OR HEARING THEIR VOICE.  WHY THESE THINGS HAVE HAPPENED TO OUR CHILDREN I'LL NEVER UNDERSTAND. WHERE IS THE CURE?   THEY DIDN'T DESERVE THIS SO PLEASE JUST REMEMBER HER SMILE AND KNOW YOU'LL BE WITH HER AGAIN SOMEDAY. 

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may your soul rest in peace  / Mosun Sulyman (shola awoniyis' friend )  Read >>
may your soul rest in peace  / Mosun Sulyman (shola awoniyis' friend )

 its so sad to hear that a young lady died of cancer, i dont know you , but heard how wonderful you were, may our lord jesus be with your twins and may your soul rest in peace . i pray for your family and loved ones that may God grant them the fortitude to bear the loss, the lord will be their strenght.

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A Rer Gem  / Hajaratu Abosede Karmashe (Friend)  Read >>
A Rer Gem  / Hajaratu Abosede Karmashe (Friend)
Dearest tola,
In live we loose those close to us but ure the last i thot i ll loose so early.I know ure resting in the Bossom of the lord .
U left too soon ill surely miss u loads


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Gone too soon  / Abimbola Awoniyi (Friend)  Read >>
Gone too soon  / Abimbola Awoniyi (Friend)
Tola, it`s been almost two weeks since u left us, but i still can`t make any sense out of this. Everyday i look at the website to see ur pictures and ur smile which i can never forget. I never may have told u this, but i always found comfort in all the encouragements u gave me. Your departure makes me sad, but i have learned a lot thr it. you always thought me to smile not matter what. I`m glad i got the chance of knowing u. My comfort is that you will never be forgotten and you are with the Lord free from pain and all the craziness of this world. God has blessed u with two beautiful children to always remember u. May ur gentle soul rest in peace. I miss u. Close
Rest in Peace  / Mandi Onakomaiya (Husbands friend )  Read >>
Rest in Peace  / Mandi Onakomaiya (Husbands friend )
I did not know Tola but as a breast cancer survivor and schoolmate of Deji my heart goes out to the family. Close
In a better Place  / Bimpe Shosanya (nee Owolana) (Friend/Schoolmate)  Read >>
In a better Place  / Bimpe Shosanya (nee Owolana) (Friend/Schoolmate)

Words cannot express how i felt when i heard the news...Tola was a very caring and loving person..i know you are in a better place now...and you will surely be missed....i pray that God will give your family the strength to bear the loss..
May you forever rest in the bosom of the Lord!! 
Rest in Peace my friend!!

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To Tola's Family  / Roseann Mom To Luis Vila Jr. (just passing by )  Read >>
To Tola's Family  / Roseann Mom To Luis Vila Jr. (just passing by )
I'm very sorry for your loss. Tola's work here on earth was done. God has a bigger plan for her now. I am sure my son was there to greet her at the gates of Heaven. I believe once our work here is done we will all re-unite in Heaven. Close
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