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Mama Oyeneyin Passes On




The Oyeneyin family of Ondo town has announced the transition of its matriarch, Mama Felicia Monisade Oyeneyin. Aged 83, Mama Oyeneyin passed on in Lagos in the early hours of Friday, November 29, 2019.


Born on May 5, 1936, Mama Oyeneyin was a trader who was loved by not only her immediate family, but also all people who came across her. Together with her husband in Isale Eko area of Lagos State, her residence around the popular Ondo Motor Park in that area was the home for all, especially Ondo indigenes who came the way of her family.


Akeem Oyeneyin, her son and Founder of Visible Value Chain Limited, recalled: “This situation (of having her house around Ondo Motor Park) meant my mother welcomed visitors into her home, sometimes having to cook food for her guests who had been on the road for upwards of 12 hours, until the wee hours. It was such that either on their inbound or the outbound journey, Ondo indigenes using the motor park found a comfort zone in Mr and Mrs Oyeneyin’s one-room apartment.”


Mama Oyeneyin, who was described as loving, kind, quiet and generous to a fault, is survived by three children – Akeem, Moronfolu and Abimbola – all male.


The family will announce the funeral rites later.

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