Abeokuta couple who died same day after 72 years marriage buried

Pa Israel Akojede and his wife Esther Akojede who were married for 72 years and died few hours apart have been buried at the Apostolic Faith Church Cemetery, Ijeja in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

The couple died on October 30 at Gbonagun in Obantoko area of Abeokuta.

Pa Israel was 103 years at the time of his death while his wife who died shortly after receiving the news of her husband’s passing was aged 98.

Delivering a sermon on Friday at the funeral service for the couple at Apostolic Faith Church, Ogun Regional Headquarters, Abeokuta, Rev. Folorunsho Ajayi admonished couples to always pray together and believe in one another.

The oldest child of the late couple Joseph Akojede told NAN after the interment that his parents were loving, caring and prayer warriors.

“They were both great in life and in death. They were parents to all and not only the biological ones. They both exhibited parental care and were friends to all,” he said.

The first grandson Olanrewaju Akojede said he was grateful for the love and support he received from his grandparents.