A Life of Love, Faith, and Integrity
WILLIAMS OJO OLALEYE
Remembering our Dad
This site was created to remember the life of Williams Ojo Olaleye. A loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.
If a man dies, can he live again?
Dad fell asleep in death on October 27, 2021. His faith was anchored on promises that assure us that we will see him again very soon
Williams Ojo Olaleye was born in Ilesa, Osun State in southwestern Nigeria about eight decades ago. He attended Government College, Ibadan on a scholarship from 1959 through 1963. He graduated with certifications in Math and a Distinction in Physics from Olunloyo College of Education in 1966. He also completed an Accounting degree from the University of Lagos. He spent 35 years teaching Math and Physics to high school students, nursing school students, his children, and anyone who needed tutoring assistance. His students recall a humble mind who excelled at teaching with indelible kindness, passion, and patience.
He was married to Florence Oluremi (née Opeseitan) for over 51 years and they committed their lives to raising their children, grandchildren, and extended family members. He was known for his hospitality and generosity and several spiritual children called him 'Dad'. He prayed for and rejoiced at the success of his "children" and he never held back from sharing all of himself.
Dad's faith was the centerpiece of his life. He served faithfully as a dedicated servant of Jehovah for over 52 years. One of his classmates described him as a "quintessential Ijesa Jehovah's Witness." He was straightforward and honest in his interactions with everyone. His resilience triumphed over physical limitations; he never sought pity and he saw every encounter as an opportunity to share his faith. He derived the most joy from sharing a message of comfort and hope from the Bible.
He believed in the promises of a better world where sickness, pain, mourning, and death will be no more under God's kingdom. He already saw vividly a future where he will leap and be truly free. We share his hope and we know we will see him rise again.