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Welcome to The Celebration of Life Service for
Mama Grace Tejumade Adedokun

Follow her online memorial page at
forevermissed.com/gracetejumade

Order of Service

  • Opening Worship and Prayers – Mic + Worship Team

  • Hymn 1 – Rock of Ages

  • Bible Reading 1 – Ps. 90 – (IyanuAdedokun)

  • Hymn 2 - In Christ Alone

  • Bible Reading 2 -1Thess. 4:13-18 (Ife Adedokun)

  • Hymn 3 - My Jesus I love you

  • Special Rendition (Anna)“Ijoba Orun”

  • Reading of BiographyIke Adedokun

  • Special Rendition (F. Fasan)“Well done”

  • About Mama Adedokun [Her life & legacy]: Open to all

  • Exhortation / ChargeRev. W. Wilson

  • Hymns Medley:

  • Mama’s life & Prayers for familyBishop J. Abiola

  • Vote of thanks from the family

  • Benediction and Praise

ROCK OF AGES

1 Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
let me hide myself in thee;
let the water and the blood,
from thy wounded side which flowed,
be of sin the double cure;
save from wrath and make me pure.

 

2 Not the labors of my hands
can fulfill thy law's demands;
could my zeal no respite know,
could my tears forever flow,
all for sin could not atone;
thou must save, and thou alone

3 Nothing in my hand I bring,
simply to the cross I cling;
naked, come to thee for dress;
helpless, look to thee for grace;
foul, I to the fountain fly;
wash me, Savior, or I die.

 

 

4 While I draw this fleeting breath,
when mine eyes shall close in death,
when I soar to worlds unknown,
see thee on thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,

Let me hide myself in thee

In Christ Alone

1. In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

 

2. In Christ alone! – who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe.
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied –
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

 

3. There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine –
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

 

4.No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand:
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

MY JESUS I LOVE THEE

1 My Jesus, I love thee, I know thou art mine;
for thee all the follies of sin I resign;
my gracious Redeemer, my Savior art thou;
if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

 

2 I love thee because thou hast first loved me
and purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree;
I love thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow;
if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

 

3 I'll love thee in life, I will love thee in death,
and praise thee as long as thou lendest me breath,
and say when the death dew lies cold on my brow:
If ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

 

4 In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I'll ever adore thee in heaven so bright;
I'll sing with the glittering crown on my brow:
If ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

BIOGRAPHY OF CHIEF MRS. GRACE TEJUMADE ADEDOKUN

09th September, 1937 to 19th May, 2023

Mama Grace Tejumade Alake Adedokun was born at Babaelegun’s Compound, Ago Are to the family Pa. Samuel Adetayo Iyanda Popoola (father) and Mama Comfort Adetoro Ayinke Popoola (mother) on the 9th of September, 1937. Mama started her Primary Education at Baptist Primary School in January 1947 (when starting schooling was based on your hand touching the opposite ear of your arm). She completed her standard education in December 1954 – When Primary standard used to be eight years education.

 

She started her long, effective teaching profession in Ago-Are Baptist Day Primary School, where she taught from 1956 to 1959. She proceeded to the famous Baptist Women’s College, Idi Aba, Abeokuta, for her Teacher’s Grade II Certificate from 1960 to 1963. On her return to her beloved town of Ago-Are, she taught at Baptist Secondary Modern School from 1964 to 1968 and 1968 to 1972 Baptist Day Primary School. From 1973 until her retirement in 1990 she served as Head Mistress in various schools, at Saki, Okeho and Tede, all in Oke-Ogun environ.

 

Mama got married to her heartthrob, Late Pa. Emmanuel Oluwafemi Adedokun in May 1964. The wedding ceremony was talk of Ago-Are for many years to come and was a pointer to encourage girls and ladies coming of age to be focused in their education so as to have a befitting marriage ceremony like that of Grace, “Omo Samu Popo”. As one of the first set of educated elites in the community, mama became a role model to many.

 

For her contribution to the development of Ago-Are, she was honored with a Chieftaincy title Akinbirin of Ago-Are, in November 2001, by late Aare of Ago-Are, HRM Oba Jubirila Oyesiji Oladoke. Mama was forthright, sincere and fearless in saying the truth, an encourager of positive development in individuals as well as the general community. She was the first lady to ride a bicycle in Ago-are and among the first set of women to drive and own a vehicle.

 

Mama was born into Christianity and remained a devoted Christian. She was ordained a Deaconess in the Baptist denomination in July 2009.

Mama lived a fulfilled, impactful life and she is survived by four children, three brothers, three sisters and twelve grandchildren.

Hymns Medley - When we all get to heaven

Sing the wondrous love of Jesus,
Sing His mercy and His grace;
In the mansions bright and blessed
He'll prepare for us a place.

 

Refrain:
When we all get to heaven,
what a day of rejoicing that will be!
When we all see Jesus,
we'll sing and shout the victory!

2. While we walk the pilgrim pathway,
Clouds will overspread the sky;
But when trav'ling days are over,
Not a shadow, not a sigh.

 

3. Let us then be true and faithful,
Trusting, serving every day;
Just one glimpse of Him in glory
Will the toils of life repay.

4. Onward to the prize before us!
Soon His beauty we'll behold;
Soon the pearly gates will open;
We shall tread the streets of gold.

 

When we all get to Heaven,
What a day of rejoicing that will be!
When we all see Jesus,
We'll sing and shout the victory!

 

B. Oh When The Saints

Oh, when the Saints go marching in,

Oh, when the Saints go marching in,

Lord I want to be in that number,

When the Saints go marching in.

Oh, when the trumpet sound its call,

Oh, when the trumpet sound its call,

Oh Lord I want to be in that number,

When the Saints go marching in.

Oh, when the Saints go marching in,

Oh, when the Saints go marching in,

Lord I want to be in that number,

When the Saints go marching in.

3. Goodbye World

I've got my mind made up and I won't turn back

Because I want to see my Jesus someday

I've got my mind made up and I won't turn back

Because I want to see my Jesus someday

 

I've got my mind made up and I won't turn back

Because I want to see my Jesus someday

I've got my mind made up and I won't turn back

Because I want to see my Jesus someday

 

Goodbye world, I stay no longer with you

Goodbye pleasures of sin, I stay no longer with you

I've made up my mind to go God's way the rest of my life

I've made up my mind to go God's way the rest of my life

 

Goodbye world, I stay no longer with you

Goodbye pleasures of sin, I stay no longer with you

I've made up my mind to go God's way the rest of my life

I've made up my mind to go God's way the rest of my life

THANK YOU

This is to sincerely thank you for your love, prayers and kindness during these difficult times of the transition of our mum and grandmother.

We are also grateful to you for being here to celebrate her life and legacy.

We pray God’s multiplied blessings on you & all yours in Jesus name. Amen.

Thank you. God bless you.
 

The Family.


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Our Belief Statement

The Bible: The Bible, the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

God: There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three manifestations: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, the complete and final sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate. 

The Holy Spirit: The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service. Man - Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

SalvationThe shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God. The Return of Jesus Christ - The personal, pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our hope and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

Future Events: There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.

The Church:The true Church is composed of all such persons, who through saving faith in Jesus Christ, has been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head.

Baptism and Communion: Water baptism by immersion soon after accepting Christ as personal Savior, is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life. The Lord's Supper is a memorial service setting forth in sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ; all true believers and only believers should share in it.

The Great Commission:  it is the duty of all Christians to demonstrate and declare the gospel message leading others to saving faith in Jesus Christ, baptizing them and discipling them in the truths of the Scriptures.  This includes verbal proclamation of the message in addition to deeds of mercy.

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