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Shade Okoya buries granny in grand style


The remains of Alhaja Bilikisu Shittu (nee Shomoye), 112, were laid to rest on Friday, March 4, 2016, at Vaults & Gradens Mayfair (former Victoria Court Cemetary), Lekki, Lagos, according to muslim rites.

Final burial rite was on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at Oluwonisola Estate, Lekki/Ajah Expressway, Lagos.

In this chat with one of the grand daughters of the deceased Dr. (Mrs.) Shade Okoya, the bereaved itemized what she would miss about her granny.


What can you say about your grandmother who passed on?

My grandmother was a wonderful mother. She was a hard working woman, that is why you see everybody here celebrating her. She was my mother and I thank God that she lived a fulfilled life and I thank God for keeping her to 112 years.

What would you miss most about her?

I would miss her love. She was a wonderful mother and she prayed a lot. I would rather say I would miss her love and prayer.

What legacy would you say you have learnt from mama?

She was a hardworking business woman. I inherited business acumen from her. So, my grandma was hard working.

What would you like to remember her for?

I will like to remember her for the love she showered on us.



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