Dedicated to the memory of our cherished one, Iyetade Soyinka, passed on too soon to be with the Lord. December 28, 2013. PLEASE SEE TIMELINE FOR FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

Iyetade Soyinka, precious mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin,and niece; was born in Ibadan, Nigeria on June 6, 1965 to Chief Mrs. Olayide Soyinka (Iyalode, Omu Ijebu) and Prof. Wole Soyinka (Nobel Laureate). She became loving mom to her daughter, Oreofe and son, Adeoto. Iyetade passed away at the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, after a brief and unexpected illness on Saturday Dec 28, 2013. Iyetade our own Verity, was a poet and artiste, who embraced the interior shores of life with a a depth of perception, courage and understanding few people will ever know. She initially commenced her studies at the University of Ibadan. However, she eventually moved to England where she left the sciences altogether and began to explore the world of theater and writing before returning to Nigeria. Iyetade cared deeply and generously for those shunned by society. She scorned the vain, discarded hypocrisies, rejected the limelight and sought to live a life of depth and truth. Iyetade fought fiercely for those she loved and touched our lives with her heart, her incredibly creative mind, her dreams, and her wit. Through her encounter with her Lord Jesus Christ while in high school, she opened the gates for others in the family. Now, she has been ushered first into the presence of God. Darling Yetade, we love you beyond expression, we miss you beyond imagination, we are forever thankful that you shared these 48 years of your tough life's journey with us. You have left the world a beautiful legacy in your daughter, Oreofe and your son, Adeoto. Rest now our own beloved Iyetade. Iyetade Soyinka is survived by her daughter Oreofe, and her Son, Adeoto; her mother, Chief Mrs. Olayide Soyinka, (Iyalode of Omu-Ijebu and former University Librarian of the Ogun State University); her father, Professor Wole Soyinka; her sisters and brothers: Olaokun Soyinka, Morenike Soyinka, Moremi Soyinka-Onijala, Peyibomi Soyinka-Airewele, Ilemakin Soyinka, Amani Soyinka, Tunlewa Soyinka, Bojode Soyinka and Eniara Soyinka; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law.

Thoughts

To God be the glory, for great things he hath done. Sweet indeed, are the memories of those who slept in the Lord for we have assurance that if we continue to walk with God, when the Lord comes for us all, we shall meet in heaven to part no more. Today, as always, we remember Iyetade on her 54th birthday. We are grateful for her time on earth and for the manner in which she impacted all of us. We are most appreciative of our heavenly Father for blessing us with her lovely, amiable and intelligent daughter and son, OreOfe and Adeoto who are both doing well. We thank God for our mum, who became mum again to her grandchildren even in her old age, and took care of them both with total dedication, sparing no energy, effort or resources. Mummy, igba gbogbo ti e ba ti ri, tabi ti e gburo Oreofe ati Adeoto, inu nyin yio ma dun, ayo nyin yio ma kun akunwosile, Amin. We pray for you mum and for all our aunties and uncles, and for our generation, that we shall never weep over our young again. And we rejoice, yes we rejoice, because Iyetade is definitely serenading the hosts of heaven with her angelic voice. Sun re o, Iyetade, abilemi owon. Happy birthday Iyetade. To God be the glory. 🌹🌼🌻🌺 🎀🎁🎉🎈🛍🎊🎏🎂 From your sister Moremi
Sent by Peyi on 06/06/2019
Yetade My precious sister, friend and playmate. Your birthday reminds me of the outings, games, spankings and fun we shared throughout our childhood. I remember the joys we both felt in coming to know the Lord and the role you played in that. I can never express the pain I continue to feel at your passing away so early and the joy of knowing you will be there to show off heaven when we all get there someday. Your children are doing well fulfilling your hopes for them. Happy birthday my dearest sister Yetade 🌹🌹🌹🌹 Loving you always ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Peyi
Sent by Peyi on 06/06/2019
Remembering you today on your birthday. Still miss you so much Aunty.
Sent by Mrs on 06/06/2019
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