Hilda Adefarasin, women’s rights activist and Pastor Paul Adefarasin’s mother, dies at 98

Paul Adefarasin and mum Hilda Adefarasin

Founder of House on the Rock church, Paul Adefarasin, has announced the death of his mother, Hilda Adefarasin.

A nurse and women’s rights activist, Mrs Adefarasin (nee Petgrave) died on Sunday, January 5.

The former president of the National Council of Women Societies was aged 98.

“As we reflect with gratitude over the illustrious life of service led by Mrs. Hilda Joanne Adefarasin as she parented her children, doted over her husband, and impacted generations and communities, we are reminded of her unwavering love for our LORD Jesus Christ.

“We covet your prayers and ask that you do allow us these initial days to grieve privately.

“Obsequies, venue for condolence visits & visiting hours will be announced soon,” Pastor Adefarasin wrote in a message posted on Instagram on Monday.

Hilda Adefarasing is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband Justice Joseph Adefarasin died on March 28, 1989.

He was the second chief judge of Lagos State (1974 to 1985) and president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies from 1977 to 1981.