There is a time for everything, the best we can do as humans is to live a purposeful and fulfilled life, because it is life’s ultimate goal.

These were the words of the Secretary to the Ondo State Government, Princess Catherine Oladunni Odu at the celebration of the life of late Mrs Felicia Makinde, Mother of member representing Ondo East/West Federal Constituency, Federal House of Representatives, at the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Ondo City.

Odu represented the state government  at the event.

Delivering her goodwill message,  Princess Odu who commiserated with the family, particularly the legislator, informed the congregation that the Late Matriarch did her best to live a life worthy of commendation.

“Mama Felicia Makinde was full of love, generosity, compassion and a Christian; let us take solace because she has gone to a better place”.

Odu also used the opportunity to thank Hon Abiola Makinde for providing a worthy representation for the people of the State, imploring the children to ensure they tow the path she trod, taking along every testimony to heart.

In his sermon, the church Pastor, Dr Micheal Owolabi harped on Mama Felicia Makinde’s good virtues, describing her life as a loving one.

He enjoined the family members to emulate her legacies.


Dignitaries from within and outside Ondo state joined Hon. Abiola Makinde and siblings to bid their mother; Late Mrs Felicia Makinde goodnight.

Mama Felicia passed away at the ripe age of 87 leaving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Hon. Makinde described the death of his mother as monumental and that a great void has been left behind as Mama was a phenomenal personality who cared for everyone around her and beyond, especially family.

“We are heartbroken but surely not mourning as Mama lived a great life which epitomised the kind of life any ordinary Christian should lead. She was compassionate, loving and had a great level of faith that things will always work itself out, no matter how seemingly difficult it may seem at the time.”

Mr Akin Makinde, one of Mama’s children also buttressed the comments of Hon. Makinde where he described Mama as a model for Christianity.

He added that she was an embodiment of love, care, spirituality and that beyond missing her, the service of the day was all about thanking God for the good life she lived.

Some of the dignitaries at the occasion were the Acting Governor of Ondo State; His Excellency, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Secretary to the Ondo State Government; Princess Oladuni Odu, Speaker House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olamide Oladiji Adesanmi, Senator Representing Ondo Central Senatorial District; Sen. Adeniyi Adegbonmire, Representative of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Adesida Aderin.

Also in attendance were the Ondo State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Engr. Ade Adetimehin, the Honourable Commissioner for Urban and Physical Planning, Hon. (Deaconess) Lola Fagbemi and her counterpart from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Hon. Wale Akinlosotu.

The Osemawe and Paramount Ruler of Ondo Kingdom, Ọba (Dr) Victor Adesimbo Adenrele Ademefun Kiladejo Jilo III CFR was ably represented by his dear Olori Olayinka Kiladejo. Other dignitaries included Ondo High Chiefs,Royal Fathers, Christian Bodies, Members House of Assembly from several constituencies across the state, past and current House of Representatives Members, Captains of Industries, top politicians, party members, colleagues, business associates.

Alli Moshood Abiodun

Special Adviser to Hon. Makinde
Media & Publicity.

15th July, 2023.