Yetade was a most unassuming person. With her family and pedigree, one would naturally expect otherwise, but she was truly incredibly down to Earth. I met her when I attended QSI from 1980-82 though not classmates, then we went on to med school together in UI but subsequently lost touch. She was however, in that short time quite genuine and extremely caring. Even though we were not the close friends, she was always personable and authentic. She had such natural gorgeous beauty on the outside, flawless skin and very good looks, but her inner beauty and pureness of heart was on a whole other level!!! I was particularly saddened to hear of her seemingly "untimely" passing especially since for me, it's the first news of any kind about her in about 30 years. Who am I to say it's untimely though, God gives and takes away, blessed be His Holy name. That is why we are to pray as such “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” Psalm 90:12. I believe she got it, very clearly and appeared to also practice it in her life. For Yetade, from how she lived her life, I strongly believe her motto might have been " For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 so either way she poured herself into serving her Lord. I pray that God will have mercy on her sweet soul and say to her, “Well done, good and faithful servant.....Enter into the joy of your master.” Matthew 25:23 Finally, “may the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation” 2 Corinthians 1:4, equip her loved ones, especially her children with all they will ever need to pick up where she left off and flourish in spite of the irreplaceable loss. Sun re o, Yetade, now rest in the bosom of the Almighty, till we meet to part no more.

Lit by Adeyinka W. on 13/01/2014

This candle went out on 13th February 2014.