Whispering Palms founder, Femi-Pearse, to be buried Thursday — Family

Whispering Palms founder Prof Ayodeji Femi-Pearce

The late Professor of Medicine and Founder of Whispering Palms leisure resort, Ayodeji Femi-Pearse, will be buried on Thursday.

The deceased’s son, Adebayo Femi-Pearse, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that his late father would be buried in Iworo, Badagry, Lagos.

The commendation service would take place on Wednesday at Cathedral of St. Jude Church, Ebute Meta, Lagos from 10a.m.

“Christian Wake will take place also on Wednesday at Christ Anglican Church, Iworo, Badagry by 5 p.m.

“On Thursday Jan. 24, funeral service continues at Christ Anglican Church, Iworo, by 10 a.m., while the private interment takes place at the church cemetery in Iworo.

“Reception and celebration will take place at Larus Football Field, Iworo, immediately after the funeral service,” he said.

On the future of the popular scenic seaside resort, Adebayo said that his late father had left the management of the resort to his children two years before his death.

“Before Baba died, he handed over the management of Whispering Palms to us and advised us to manage it well.

“When he gave us all the cheque books of the resort, he said ‘my children, I don’t want this place to go down, manage it well, it is your inheritance,” he said.

The revered scholar was born on September 18, 1932, at Yaba, Lagos.

Mr Femi-Pearse had an illustrious academic career as Provost, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Pro-Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), among others.

He became a professor in 1977 at the age of 45.

He retired into the hospitality industry to establish the famous seaside, Whispering Palms leisure resort, in 1991.