Amope Sanusi

Aged: 75 years

Funeral Date: 21 May 2015

Service Details

Service of Songs 21st May 2015
Funeral Service 22nd May 2015

The Story

Just like everyone I had no control over who my parents happened to be; but still managed to hit the jackpot upon my conception.
It is an honour and a privilege to have Amope Silifatu Sanusi as my nurturer and mother.

Not just for adorable attributes including simplicity, honesty and transparent humility.
Through the challenges and triumphs of life Maami remained courageous, prayerful, joyful, and very hard working.

I solemnly assert in humility that it is unbelievably improbable to encounter many born of a woman more patient, optimistic, meek and long-suffering in the face of adversity.

She did so much good for people, delighting in their progress, fulfilment and happiness.

With speech adorned in encouragement, exhortation and friendliness, she spontaneously said a prayer every few breaths.

Her conduct demonstrated the meaning of a clean heart in-dwelt by the Spirit of God.
Her heart was perpetually filled with praise to God. Her mind marvelled at the wondrous works of His creation, responding in praise and exhalation of His name.

Her inability to hold a grudge; her incomprehensible generousity; her compulsion to do something good for anybody-and-everybody; remain formidable and inspirational examples, setting the lofty standards to which I aspire.

She heeded the invitation of God and became His child, friend, servant and lover: by faith and constant confession of Jesus Christ as her saviour.

Mama’s modesty, compassion, and godly humour will be missed. Her gift of reconciliation, healing, and drive to generate aspiration, and encourage families toward Godliness and achievement will never be forgotten. The effects of her unending travail in the place of prayer and good deeds are eternal.

We feel honoured, blessed and privileged to have had, held and loved you as mother. We are proud you trusted God and called Him to the end. Your spirit has gone to God, and your soul lives on in blissful communion with your maker. In due course alongside all the saints of God sleeping in Christ Jesus we shall be together eternally with God.

Your six children, your twelve granddaughters and your seven grandsons will miss you!

Sister. Wife. Mother. Widow. Lover of Children. Foster Parent. Educator. Trainer. Invaluable Asset. Mentor. Carer. Giver. Friend. Pensioner. Trader. Adviser. Land Lady. Helper. Gardener. Encourager. Hard Worker. Grandmother. Investor in Lives. Mother of mothers. Mother of fathers. Blessed. Blessing. Source of Blessings. Worshiper. Prayer. Faster. Thanks Giver. Intercessor. Rejoicer. Child of God. Christian. Forgiven. Saved. Sanctified. Redeemed. Elevated. Overcomer. Conqueror. More than Conqueror. Ransomed. Mama. Mummy. Mummy Mi. Maami. Friend of God.

Recently you sang this prophetic song of gratitude in praise of our God rather frequently…………
“E she ibi te ti bere. E she ibi te ba de. A dupe o Jesu. Ibi te n mu mi lo”

Translation: 'Thank You for where you started. Thank You for where You got. I'm grateful Jesus, for where You are taking me"

You went home to God far too early!

We shall be together again at the feet of Jesus: never again to part.

Scripture: Galatians 6:8-10, Ephesians 5:20, Joel 2:28-29, Colossians 3:12, Acts 2:21, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Matthew 5:8, Hebrews 12:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Matthew 5:44, Luke 6:29, Proverbs 31:10-31, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 Thessalonians 4.16-17

Yomi Sanusi

Mama was a strong woman of valour.
Her life was absolutely Christ like, praying without seizing.
She was a mummy to us all.
Very hardworking, humble, appreciative and selfless to say but a few.

She went out of her way to help people. Such was her friendliness that not even language barriers prevented her from making friends, even in a place like England.

The best mother in-law I could ever have asked for!
We prayed together, ate, cooked, went shopping and outing together. I learnt all that I know about raising children from her. She was the best grandmother to our children. Even the cold of winter did not stop Mama from taking her grandchildren out and about.

These are loving memories that we will always cherish. My eyes flood with tears just thinking about all these. To us you have gone too soon.
We still had so much planned to do for you and with you.
We will always love you, Mama. We are consoled that God loves you more and that you have gone to be with Him.
Rest in peace till we meet again.        

Proverbs 31:10. “Who can find a virtuous woman?   For her price is far above rubies.”.
Galatians 5:22 -23. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”              

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2,  12. “To everything there is a  season and time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time topluck up that which is planted. …..I know that there is no good in them but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.”

Mrs Uwa Sanusi
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Thank you for coming into our lives mama... We miss you. You have sown great seeds, and we are glad you did.

Oyo Jakpa


May the God of all comfort be with you and your family. One day very soon God has promised to rid the earth of death and all its painful effects- Revelation 21:4. How thankful we can be that a paradise earth awaits all of those who have fallen asleep in death along with all of those who truly love him and obey him. If you would like to learn more on how you and your family can be among those individuals, please visit and look up the Bible tract "Can the dead really live again?" Please read it with a copy of your Bible.

Chevelle Busby


I didn't know Amope or the Sanusi Family but i read your story and it sounds like she had a big presence in God. So I am decimating this song to her. Prayers with the family.

Joseph Damiano shared a video.


I didn't know Amope or the Sanusi Family but i read your story and it sounds like she had a big presence in God. So I am decimating this song to her. Prayers with the family.

Joseph Damiano shared a video.


Dear Sanusi family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Although I did not know Amope and I am coming to you as a stranger, I was very moved by your kind words about her. Truly, this was very well written. I felt as though I got a glimps of Amope's life and more importantly her outstandingly generous character. However, the reason I am writing to you is not only to offer condolences but also to provide comfort from the bible. Death is by far one of the hardest things to cope with. What's interesting to note though, is that in God's original will we were not intended to die (Gen 9:7). God takes no pleasure in us dying nor does he have anything to do with it. However, God does reassure us that there will be a resurrection for those who have passed away. Acts 24:15 reads, "There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." and John 5:28,29 reads, "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". When I lost my uncle and my grandfather these scriptures made it so real to me that I would in fact see them again. Amope was obviously loved by so many people and she is not only in all of your memories, but she is in God's memory as well. Although I'm sure you both are hurting, take comfort in knowing Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever and that this pain is only temporary. I wish the best to you both and the rest of your family, and I know Amope will be delighted to see you all again soon!

sarah smith


Yomi Sanusi shared a video.


Yomi Sanusi shared a video.


To the family and friends of Amope . I am sorry for your loss. I just wanted to share some encouraging words with you during this time of grief. I would like to share a scripture with you that brought me comfort when I lost my father. It's found at 1John -5:28,29 where it says that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous also the scripture at Psalms chapter 37 verse 10 and 11 tells us that the righteous and the meek will inherit the earth and they will possess it forever how encouraging that is for us to know that we will be able to see our dead loved ones again in the very near future. If you would like further information please visit where you can find additional Bible-based material and also fill out an online request for a free home Bible study.

Jade Chisholm


Thank you very much for your kind words of encouragement and the scripture.

Yomi Sanusi


Nine days ago on the 15th of July 2015, a very thoughtful woman having read through these few pages, left the most thoughtful, encouraging and uplifting entry on my mother's tribute website. Although it has taken me such a long time to respond, I want you to know that it was appreciated. It appears your scriptural, insightful and most beautiful comments have now been redacted! For that I can only apologise. You see, we have tried to be modest in our tributes and remembrance of a most wonderful person, who also had their human flaws. What mattered most is the way she lived her life. There were a number of outstanding testimonies given by some among the hundreds of people I met at the funeral. It turned out I did not even know the extent of her generosity toward her fellow human beings - those more privileged than her in this life, as well as those who she was able to help with the lot that fell to her of 'the fullness of God's beautiful earth and its fullness'. All those things go to highlight the thinking behind your kind words, and the quality and sincerity of that exhortation, which I have accepted and internalised. The same weekend she took ill I looked after someone older, more wealthy, more privileged, and with a lot more ill health (my mother had none). They suffered with similar conditions. My patient survived, and was introduced to her great grand-daughter before leaving hospital. I miss my mother today, and have missed her daily since she departed to a better place to be with the Lord. I have on a number of occasions picked up the phone to dial her number, before reality struck me back. I am surrounded by her handiwork, her personal things, by things she made decisions on. It is a stage I have to go through, and I know that through the power of Christ, and the work of the Holy Spirit I will be comforted through and through. These things take time. I would consider it an honour if you republish your redacted comments. They are kind, true, appreciated and welcome. Meanwhile, 'Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man' (Ecclesiastes 12:13) Thank you. May His peace be with you and your family

Yomi Sanusi



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