The news of the transition to eternity of the mother of our dutiful Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN came to me personally, a rude shock because Mama has been radiating and bumbling with life since her 90th Birthday celebration, last year.
However, we take solace in the Almighty God for an exemplary lifetime, devoted to serving God and humanity, especially in evangelising and philanthropic gestures of late Lady Evangelist Grace Bosede Akeredolu.
To our Governor and his siblings, your mother was one of the nicest person ever, so I sympathise with the entire Akeredolu family, Owo kingdom, the Anglican Communion and Ondo State in general.
Kindly stay strong, Your Excellency, while mourning for your beloved and kindhearted mother.
She was truly a wonderful woman that all of us will always remember how amazing she was, her motherly advice, free gift of wisdom, generosity and agape love.
I pray for you and your family on this painful loss. May your mother live among you through her sweet memories and unconditional love to everyone she had contact with during her sojourn on planet earth.
Our joy know no bound knowing fully well that Mama was an angel and shall remain one among other saints in heaven.
Please accept my sincere condolence for Mama’s death, as no one can replace her place but Almighty God can comfort your heart! May her soul rest in perfect peace.
My deepest sympathy to you, your family, Owo kingdom, Anglican Communion and the entire Ondo State.
May the kind and gentle soul of LADY EVANGELIST GRACE BOSEDE AKEREDOLU rest peacefully in the blossom of our Lord Jesus. Amen!
With heavy heart,
Prince Jimi Odimayo
September 15th, 2023.