Tola Okoya-Thomas
(1978-2006)
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Dear Tola  / Ogechi Iheanacho (nee Obieri) (Secondary School mate )  Read >>
Dear Tola  / Ogechi Iheanacho (nee Obieri) (Secondary School mate )

I felt so disheartened when I heard the news that you had left us on this earth. I wish I could have seen you one last time to say goodbye and tell you what a nice and special person you are... Your picture looks so beautiful and I know you will even look better than that in Heaven. It was nice to have known you, you were such a calm roomate and you always kept in touch with me - that was so thoughtful of you! You lived a fruitful and successful life. May our Lord console your family and your lovely boys and draw them closer to Him at this time.

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I'm missing you!  / Bola Odegbami (friend)  Read >>
I'm missing you!  / Bola Odegbami (friend)

Tola words cannot express the way I felt when this news hit me, I can only imagine the pain your family is going through. You will be sorely missed. May your gentle soul rent in utmost peace and may God shine his light over your loved ones today and always.

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Adieu dearest friend  / Abisola Iroche (nee Ajayi-Bembe) (Classmate in high school )  Read >>
Adieu dearest friend  / Abisola Iroche (nee Ajayi-Bembe) (Classmate in high school )

Tola..........can't believe you are gone. It was only a couple of months you called me (after 10yrs) to tell me of your upcoming wedding. I am very happy you picked up the phone to call me....if only i knew....

I only got to know of your death today and i am still in deep shock. You will be greatly missed Tola. I take comfort in the fact that we will meet again
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Adieu dearest. And to the Olutayo & Okoya-Thomas families, I offer my sincere condolence on your loss. His word says that "weeping may endure for a night...........But His joy comes in the morning". It is well. Amen

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Precious in the site of God  / Eby Ilori (Neighbor)  Read >>
Precious in the site of God  / Eby Ilori (Neighbor)
i went to look for Tolu's new tel's, i was going thru my address book and saw "memorial for tolu okoya-thomas" i said to myself that must be someone else. then i saw 1978 - 2006 and ............................ lost it. i saw her pic and sd to myself maybe it's someone else, i saw femi and jumokes, dapo mrs olutayo's name and i really lost it. i called my sister nikki and she went to the website and she called jumoke and .............. that's when i was hit. tolu you are a true example of a lady, beautiful, full of grace, and am so happy, she is a child of God. my joy is that she is with the lord jesus christ, that makes all the difference. and your babies................................he who that started this good thing will be faithful to finish it to the end, not half way. trust in the lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding , in all your way acknowldge him and he shall direct your path. the lord is just and faith, great is his faithfullness.
we will always love and miss you tolu.
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Gone too soon  / Oluwaseyi Oyemosu (friend,secondary school )  Read >>
Gone too soon  / Oluwaseyi Oyemosu (friend,secondary school )
This is rather shocking, but what can we say? who do we ask why? In all situations, give thanks.We give glory to God for a life well spent. Rest in his bosom till we meet again. Close
You Will be Missed...  / Dele Nedd (Friend)  Read >>
You Will be Missed...  / Dele Nedd (Friend)
Tola, you left way too soon, but God knows best.
To your family left behind, please accept my condolences. Close
my dear friend  / Shola Awoniyi (friend)  Read >>
my dear friend  / Shola Awoniyi (friend)

my dear friend.  i still cant accept that i wont see u when i come home for christmax. i planned to come visit u when i come to lagos in december. we became very close friends few months before u moved back home, we always spoke on the phone every evening after u evening class. u spoke to me like a sister and best friend. i BLESS GOD for our short period of friendshid, i have to regret knowing you. u touched everyones life just like an angel.
As believers of CHRIST i know u have finished you race, u have completed the mission  of GOD on earth. 
you went back to our creator, blessing ur family with two precious angels. i have know doubt in me that u were truely an ANGEL SENT BY GOD TO TOUCH PEOPLES LIVES.  I PRAY THAT GOD WILL GRANT YOUR FAMILY PEACE AND STRENGTH TO GO THROUGH THIS PERIOD.  rest in peace my dear, till we see, never to path.  see u on that resurrection morning.   

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When it's all been said and done  / Toun, Afolake &. Abiola Sokeye (Childhood friends aka cousins )  Read >>
When it's all been said and done  / Toun, Afolake &. Abiola Sokeye (Childhood friends aka cousins )
We met some 20 years ago and right from the start, we called ourselves cousins, because the bond of love was beyond friendship.... you felt like blood.  

As we watched you being laid to rest, our hearts were heavy and tears filled our eyes because it all seemed like a tremendous loss, but then one song came to mind. It reminded us beyond a shadow of doubt that partnership with God never results in a loss.

So, in honor of your beautiful life and your love for God, family, friends and country, and for having blessed many of us in ways we cannot measure or express, we leave these lyrics to remind everyone else of the treasure and truth you have found. We pray it ministers hope and brings comfort to know that it is not always about “how long” but “how well.”

Thank you Lord for Tola and a beautiful life well spent. Let’s all live to make a difference. To Olutola Okoya-Thomas (nee Olutayo) we love and miss you! 



When it's all been said and done

When it's all been said and done
There is just one thing that matters
Did I do my best to live for truth
Did I live my life for You

When it's all been said and done
All my treasures will mean nothing
Only what I've done for love's reward
Will stand the test of time

Lord Your mercy is so great
That You look beyond our weakness
And find purest gold in miry clay
Making sinners into saints

I will always sing Your praise
Here on earth and ever after
For You've shown me Heaven's my true home
When it's all been said and done
You're my life when life is gone
 

© 1999 Integrity's Hosanna! Music
Jim Cowan 
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Gone too soon....  / Funmi Sehindemi (FGGC Sagamu alumni / Friend )  Read >>
Gone too soon....  / Funmi Sehindemi (FGGC Sagamu alumni / Friend )
Tola, it has been 9 days since you passed on and I am still trying to come to terms with your death. It's unbelievable and very shocking to say the least. I keep on telling myself it can't be true, you can't be gone. You were so full of life & a joy to many.......'
Then I remember our journey here is only temporary, you have finished your race, and accomplished more than a lot of people. Happily Married and a proud mother of two kids. Though we grieve your loss, we also celebrate your life. You will be dearly missed and never forgotten. Rest in His loving arms.....
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Tola mi  / Ngozi Okonta (friend)  Read >>
Tola mi  / Ngozi Okonta (friend)

you are very special to me and i will miss you very much. memories of our friendship will always live on in my heart..... sagamu, e-mails, phone calls, and the last time we spent real time together at my house talking, crying and laughing so much. God gives and takes away and i thank Him everyday for making you a special part of my life. rest in peace my dear. i love you very much.

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rest in peace  / Busayo Odunayo (cousin)  Read >>
rest in peace  / Busayo Odunayo (cousin)
Someone once said.. What have i got to live for, if theres nothing beating in my chest? Tola i believe your life was so perfect for a reason, you were always so full of life and love.. and thats all we have to hold on to... You will be missed greatly... I know you are looking down on us all and sending your love to us.. I pray that God gives us all to let you go and especially give your family the strength to deal with this hard time. You were lovely and beautiful and thats how i will always remember you.. Rest in perfect peace tola. Close
REST IN PEACE  / ADETOLA ADEOSUN (FRIEND)  Read >>
REST IN PEACE  / ADETOLA ADEOSUN (FRIEND)
The brief time we shared together in mayland, going to movies.and mall and gisting about life is quiet a memorable moment that cannot be forgotten . may your soul rest in perfect peace Close
What can I say!!!  / Larry& Yejide Ayeni (Uncle/Sister in-law )  Read >>
What can I say!!!  / Larry& Yejide Ayeni (Uncle/Sister in-law )
There is nothing I can say except rest in peace Darling! Words won't express how my whole family feels, I still don't know how to explain to my kids about their pretty and smiling cousin! Sleep tight ,till we meet to part no more. Close
Better place  / Funke Ade-Ojo (nee Adeleke) (Same Secondary School )  Read >>
Better place  / Funke Ade-Ojo (nee Adeleke) (Same Secondary School )

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life will be able to separate you from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord". May that same love support your entire family, and when anxiety is great within them may His consolation bring joy to their hearts. Rom 8:38, Psalm 94:19.
You are fondly remembered darling.

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Sympathy.....Condole-nces..... / Mayowa Alake (Acquitance)  Read >>
Sympathy.....Condole-nces..... / Mayowa Alake (Acquitance)
Rather sad, life cut too short.
Rest in Peace beautiful. Close
Rest on sweet one.  / Sade And Yomi Akande   Read >>
Rest on sweet one.  / Sade And Yomi Akande
Lord, we don’t understand all your ways but we know that you love us. We humbly accept your wish even though it's hard.
Rest in peace Tola, rest in the bosom of your Maker, sweet, sweet, gentle soul.
Your legacy lives on in the lives of your children, to God be the glory. Amen.
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I thank God for your life..  / Temi Ayanbule-Elliott (Friend)  Read >>
I thank God for your life..  / Temi Ayanbule-Elliott (Friend)

To say that I am completely shocked, angered and confused would be a huge understatement.

I keep replaying the last time we chatted online. You sounded so happy and proud of your kids.. I knew you would be such a doting and loving mother... I could also tell you were much more spiritually mature. That's what we all aspire for in life.

Instead of asking Whys and What Ifs, I thank God for your life and the difference you made in other people’s lives. Your kids have a special angel watching over them.

My prayer is that you will forever rest under God's wings. And God will comfort your husband, mum and siblings through this trying time. And also that God's protection and favor will always be over your twins.

Thanks for been a great girlfriend, someone who was easy to talk to and had such a great zeal for life..

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'He that believes in me shall never die'  / Moyo Akinyoade (nee Adebayo) (high school friend )  Read >>
'He that believes in me shall never die'  / Moyo Akinyoade (nee Adebayo) (high school friend )
Death where is thy sting? Grave where is they victory?
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Tola has gone to sleep. It appears too soon in our eyes and we grieve. But our grief shall be but for a little while. We shall all meet again by His grace. Let us all live to ensure that we meet again in the place where we shall rejoice forever more. 

Ayodeji, may the Lord console and strengthen you. 

Dearest little ones, God has a plan and purpose for you. Have no fear at all. It is well

Mummy, The Lord will console you as only He can

Tola's siblings, please be strong for your mum. The Lord will console you all

It is still well.
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u were just special in ur own way  / Lara Olajidde (high school friend/classmate )  Read >>
u were just special in ur own way  / Lara Olajidde (high school friend/classmate )
it came as a shock to me but u see, God has a way of giving us peace in the midst of this storm. Your children being twins will definitely be great and ur husband will be a great source of support to your kids with God on his side. You have fought the good fight,its time to rest... and do rest well with angels. Close
Tola / Uju Duru (High School Mate )  Read >>
Tola / Uju Duru (High School Mate )
May you rest peacefully in the arms of the good Lord and may he give the families, friends, and loved ones the grace to and strength to see them through loosing such a lovely and radiant one. You have defnitely touched many lives and know for certain that your reward awaits in heaven.
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