General David Jemibewon Loses Mum

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General David Medayese Jemibewon and wife, Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon

Thursday July 21st, 2016 was a day of mixed emotions for the first military administrator of the old western region General David Medayese Jemibewon as his mother, Mama Emife Jemibewon passed away in her sleep in the early hours of the day. The veteran community leader and member of the good women movement of the Apostolic Church of Nigeria passed away peacefully in her sleep inside her Iyahgbede home in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State, North Central Nigeria. She was aged 105.
It will be recalled that it was around this time last year when the former minister of Police affairs lost his father-in-law, Chief John Bosede Ajayi an educationist, author and business man. Chief JB Ajayi passed away in his sleep on Monday June 22, 2015.  His funeral between the cities of Ibadan where he lived and worked as the Principal of the prestigious St. Patrick Grammar School and his place of birth, Orin Ekiti drew the attention of the who-is-who in Nigeria socio-economic sector to Oyo and Ekiti States respectively.

The General equally lost his first wife, Madam Comfort Adunni Jemibewon (Nee Oni) on July 22nd of same year (Exactly a month after his father in-law passed away). He had to engage himself in a heavy funeral spree for both his first wife and the father of his second wife, Chief (Mrs.) Dupe Jemibewon (Nee Ajayi)
It is a real coincidence that General Jemibewon lost his mother some twenty four hours to the first year anniversary of his first wife, Lady Comfort Jemibewon (Nee Oni).

The General & the GDA last year at Orin Ekiti

For this reason, close family sources who spoke to Asabeafrika said the General is having a mixed emotion. Although highly philosophical and coupled with his training as a military man, the Iyahgbede born General David Jemibewon is said to have taken all in his stride preferring to give his darling mother a befitting funeral for her commitment to his life which saw him rise very early in life.
A family source who confirmed the demise of Mama to this blog said the General received the news of Mama’s death with great pain but unlimited gratitude to God for a life well spent “The role of a mother will always be special in the heart of her son. This is why the General is showing his human emotions for the sudden ascension of Mama to join saints triumphant. Since Thursday when we lost her, the General has continued to receive condolence calls from highly placed and ordinary Nigerians who hold him in very high esteem. He is already on his way to Iyahgbede to put plans in place for the funeral which will take place very soon”.
On which date will the funeral be? The sources who is very close to the General’s Abuja home simply said “We are looking at the first week in August God willing”.

General David Jemibewon with Professor Tunde Adeniran, ex-Nigerian Ambassador to Germany

Mama Emife Jemibewon is survived by her first child General David Medayese Jemibewon (Rtd) and Chief (Mrs.) Janet Owadokun, a retired civil servant.
She is described as a peace loving, kind hearted and very amiable woman in her life time. Learnt the entire Iyahgbede community of Ijumu Local Government Area is already mourning the mother of one of Nigeria’s most outstanding Military Generals. 

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