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Family, friends mourn early demise of Barrister Zainab Labaran-Lawal at funeral service (Photos)
From: CEOAFRICA REPORTER: Boluwatife Oparinde
Mon, 10 Jun 2024   ||   Nigeria,

The body of Barrister Zainab Abiola Labaran-Lawal, who passed on at the age of 47, was laid to rest amidst tears and weeping.

Being a painful exit of an icon, the funeral service was held at St. James’ the Great Cathedral Cemetery and Playground Ijokodo, Ibadan on Friday, June 7, 2024, with family and friends and massive online attendance.

Speaking at the service, Brother Palmer Clement noted that the solemness of the occasion was due to the depth of the loss to everyone, explaining certain truths on death and why it is a necessity for everyone.

Reading the biography of the deceased whom he described as being good to everyone in addition to her close personal relationship with Jehovah. She was a dedicated baptized servant of Jehovah. Her faith developed since childhood was strong, guiding her actions and providing her with strength and peace.” “She lived her life with a sense of purpose, finding comfort and joy in her connection to Jehovah. Though she is asleep in death, her memories will be in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her".

Her husband, Dr. Babatunde Lawal, in his tribute described his late wife as the “kindest, most charming and generous human being that he ever met.

In his words "You put me first in everything you did. You were my spouse, friend, confidant, support, motivator, my strength. To my brothers and I, you were the sister that we never had. You encouraged me in everything that I did. I remember how well you took care of me during my two major illnesses.”

Describing their romance as love at first sight nearly 17 years ago, he said “for me, it will be a lonely journey through the rest of my life. Rest assured that Tamilore will grow to become the fine lady you envisaged.”

Speaking to CEOAFRICA, the daughter of the deceased, Tamilore Ayoola described her mother as not only a parent but her best friend with whom she talks about anything and everything. She stated that she missed everything about her, even to the simplest of things.