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Rosaline Funmilayo Bamisebi: A rose plucked in her prime

by Church Times



By January 28, 2018 she would have been 60. Her children and husband were looking towards th

Rosaline Bamisebi

at day. But death played a fast one. Just a few weeks ago, August 17 precisely, she passed on. Her husband who runs an enterprise in Abuja had come to spend the week with her and also attend the 40th anniversary of the Christian Youth Association of the Christ the King Anglican Church. A Sunday before her demise she was all over the place; active and full of life. She had danced vigorously at the church service during the anniversary. But the beat stopped for her on August 17 after attending an empowerment session in Lagos.

Though she never had history of ill health, she slipped to eternity after developing an inexplicable complication at the seminar ground. Sources told our correspondent that she requested for water having complained of dizziness. Before she was taken to the hospital she passed on.

Gentle, hardworking and always impacting people around her, mummy Bamisebi as she was fondly called lived life to the full. She was so committed to the church and young people that she spent so much of her hard-earned resources on the children and youth of the Christ the King Anglican Church, Apapa, Lagos.

Born in Modakeke, Ile Ife to the family of Late Pa Johnson Oloyede Shakunle of the Late  Bale Arowolo Shakunle of Asegbe Royal Family and Late Mrs Florence Omolade Shakunle of the Odetayo family from  Tankere both in Osun state Nigeria.

She attended Christ The King (Ang) primary school, Orodu Street  Ajegunle for her primary education and later proceeded to United Christian Girls Secondary school Apapa for her secondary  education. She later went for  Part-time studies in Banking and sat for the  Chartered Institute of  Bankers examination to qualify her as a professional banker.

She worked as a teacher and also worked as a banker with First Bank Nig. Ltd – served in various branches in Lagos until her voluntary retirement in 1997.  She however gave most of her time to the service of the Lord in the church. She was a member of the Choir of Christ The King Anglican Church Ajegunle Apapa for many years. She was sunday school teacher and rose to become the Superintendent until her death on 17th August 2017. She was one of the first set of members of Christian Youth Association in Christ The King Anglican Church Ajegunle-Apapa after the founding members and the first female member of the society since 1979. She was the longest serving President of the CYA since 2011 till her death on 17th August 2017.

She was the Auditor of the Church since 1991 and served for over 23years. A member of Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) St Johns Anglican Church Satellite town Lagos and also Vice Matron of Egbe Imole ,Christ The King Anglican Church Ajegunle Apapa till death.

She was the first Lady Officer of The Boys’ Brigade Nigeria, 1st Apapa Company attached to Christ The King Anglican Church Ajegunle Apapa and also treasurer of Apapa Batalion Council of The Boys’ Brigade Nigeria for two consecutive terms. A devoted and committed Christian mother and member of Women’s Guild/Christian Mother of CKC,

She got married to Mr. Adegboyega Adewoye Bamisebi on the 17th of April 1982 at Modakeke Ile Ife , Osun state and was blessed with four children, three boys and one girl. Her husband, described her as the best thing that ever happened to him noting that the vacuum she left could not be filled.

Her children and inlaws pay tributes:

I wish I am dreaming- Esther Bamisebi

I searched for words, but they failed me….few lines of tributes? that can’t even measure up…i wish it was a dream…my mummy, my mother, my friend, my strongest support, my prayer warrior….thank you for giving life to me…thank you for impacting my life….thank you for loving me…thank you for being a virtuous woman…I celebrate your death because i know your maker called you….I will hold on to your smiles, your words and your hugs till eternity….Your baby girl misses you deeply….keep resting with the Lord till we meet to part no more…. Adieu my sunshine.
Esther Bamisebi….
Princess, A.A Clan.
Your death reminded me that I do not control time- Seyi Bamisebi
70 was the benchmark. I believed it with the whole of my heart. Alas death reminded me that I do not control the time and season.
One thing is needful and that you have taught me; to fight the good fight of faith, to press on towards the mark of my high call, to look unto Jesus daily and to live peacefully with all men.
Thank you for all you did mum. I know that at this moment you ‘ dab ‘ in awe of your maker. My regards to Apostle Paul, Kenneth Hagin and all other saints sleeping in Christ.
Seyi Bamisebi
Head A.A Clan.
Now I won’t  see you again- Nifemi Bamisebi

Grandma you taught me to lay my bed, assisted with my  homework. I washed dishes with you and now I won’t see you again.
I love you and I miss you.
Nifemi Judah Bamisebi
Heir A.A Clan

We are all going to miss you- Folashade Adetiloye Bamisebi

Hmmm Mummy….! We talked about so many things, but leaving us like this was never a part of it. You always prayed with me and for me, you encouraged me, you told me to trust God and only God, you loved me with all your heart. Oh Death! Where is thy sting? I took solace in God almighty  because I know he has taken you to a place of eternal rest and joy. I will miss you mummy and our children will miss you too. May we joyfully meet at the feet of our lord Jesus.
SUN RE OOOO – Dearest Mummy.
Folashade Adetiloye Bamisebi
Daughter in law
Queen A.A Clan
We stopped at phonic sounds- Godeva Bamisebi
Phonics sounds…a s m e t p
That’s where we stopped grandma
I miss you grandma
Sikemi Godeva Bamisebi
Heir A.A Clan
I never had to worry about my children because you were around-  Lola Bamisebi
Mumcy, as I fondly call her, will be missed greatly because you were a source of support to my home. I really don’t have to think about my children’s wellbeing because I have you around. You left to meet your friend so soon without seeing your champs become great. Wish I was by your side in your last moments. Your grandchildren will miss you greatly; no more grandma to cry on and play with.
Rest on my prayer partner.
Damilola Bamisebi
Daughter in law
Queen A.A Clan


You left me at the ‘wrongest’ of time- Samuel Bamisebi

Oh how I weep inside at your sudden demise. You left me at the ‘wrongest’ of times, at a time my heart needs you the most. You have raised me in the perfect way a mother should. What more could I ask for than your presence to stay longer with me. Oh my, why so soon?
I never prepared to receive my last hug from you so early. I was hoping to return home that weekend to see your beautiful face. Oh my , why so soon?

No part of my education history will be complete without talking of the immense role you played in them all- From Nursery to Primary, Secondary and University-, you played the most important part of all. But you had to leave at this point when I planned a lot for you. Oh my, why so soon?

Yes, a lot of people have said great things about you. You have pulled a great crowd of people from all walks of life. Seeing you on Sundays before returning to school was like an assurance of a super week. Oh my, why so soon?

A lot of my present colleagues who never met you  can already feel what a loss you are to me simply because of how highly I speak about you to them. I speak with gusto about you to anyone who cared to know and yes I’ll always be proud to speak about you any time, anywhere, but you just had to leave. Oh my, why so soon?

Well, I believe you have achieved all of God’s plan for your life on earth and have been called to rest. Honestly, I do believe that. But then, you could have just stayed longer with me, or couldn’t you? Oh my, why so soon?

I’ll miss your delicacies. Hmmm, yea I will. You’re the best cook in the world, and I can say that anywhere. Not forgetting, you were my First Aid care giver in every situation, my doctor, my adviser, my coach, my aerobics exercise partner, my everything. Oh my, why so soon?

You’ve raised me well, so right now I’m going to protect all the legacy you left behind. Trust me,the Sunday school of CKC will not die and yes, I’ll stand up to this situation and make you proud and smile down on me in heaven. Just make sure you stick with me and be my special guardian angel every step of the way. Oh Yes, Now is her time.

Rest on mama. Rest on My Legend.

From your Prince, the one who came out last and sealed the passage saying, ‘I’m the last, no more’.

Love u loads. #Sammy
Samuel Bamisebi
Prince A.A Clan

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Elizabeth Oladipo August 28, 2017 - 8:41 am

May her soul rest in peace. We will miss her

Kehinde Oyinloye August 28, 2017 - 2:13 pm

What a great loss. May her soul rest in peace through the mercy of God & rise in glory

Lambo Olugbenga August 29, 2017 - 8:09 am

Still, in shock.
Mummy Seyi, your smile can never be forgotten. You are always in the house whenever we have any occasion always ensuring that everyone is served and fine.
I can’t remember seeing you angry or quarrel with anyone.
So happy for how you have trained your children and all other CKC children.
But God called you so soon.

Lambo Olugbenga

Bamisebi Toluwalope Oluwatosin August 29, 2017 - 5:34 pm

Am still in shoke of your death. We were all together the Sunday before your death. You were very active, smiling, dancing, celebrating and all. You checked on our wellbeing and made sure the anniversary went fine.
Oh death, why bring your ugly head to our family.
Your death is a great lost to our family, friends and loved ones.
Rest on mummy Bamisebi ?????

Michael Ademola Adeyemo August 29, 2017 - 8:28 pm

So sorry not to have known my good friend and sister had passed on. May you continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord. Very quiet and always composed. Your memories will be forever fresh like you never left. Rest in peace dear sister.

Bukola Mudi August 29, 2017 - 10:07 pm

I have always admired her as a child, she was peaceful and loving. The last time I saw you was at bukky’s introduction and my oh my, I was admiring her beauty, her charisma…. And prayed to GOd to give me the grace to be a great woman as she was….. Rest in peace mummy Bamisebi. God loves you most

Muinat Olubola Olafare August 30, 2017 - 7:41 pm

Tolu lope Bamishebi, the children and the husband accept my sympathy may her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.


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