Obituary of Olufunlola (Lola) Beckley
Olufunlola (Lola) Beckley (née Williams)
It is with great sadness that the family of Olufunlola (Lola) Beckley (née Williams) announces her peacefully passing at Blue Crest Nursing Home, Grand Bank on Monday, December 16, 2019 at the age of 77 years.
Funlola was the third of six children born to Samuel J.A. Williams (organist) at Breadfruit Church (Lagos), and Mrs Aina Williams (née Cole). She was a precocious young girl who skipped a couple classes. She went onto University of Ibadan and transferred to Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland from where she obtained a Science degree in Math and Physics. After graduate studies she worked at Bell Aerospace in Niagara, NY then in computer support for faculty and staff at State University of NY and Buffalo. She worked in UAC Unilever, Lagos software department before heading ABC brewers (Nigeria) computer unit.
She is predeceased by both parents and four siblings, Mrs. Funlayo Osunkiyesi , Prof. A. Femi Williams (Pathologist), Dr. Folahan Williams (Forensic Psychiatrist), and Mr. Fela Williams.
Leaving to mourn, her husband of 50 years Dr. Sunmolu A. Beckley, children Dr. Bunmi Beckley, Dr. Akinlolu Beckley, Temi Beckley, and Dr. Akinpelu Beckley.
Sister Mrs. M. Folasade Adeogun (née Williams).
Grandchildren, Akinwale Beckley, Adesola Beckley, Lara Beckley, Ada Anaebonam, Abiola Beckley, Akin Beckley, and Zara Beckley.
As well as many nieces and nephews, Dr. Modele Osunkiyesi, Motayo Osunkiyesi, Dr. Molola Ladele, Motola Osunkiyesi, Philomena Mullen, Akitunde Williams, Akitokunbo Williams, Dapo Adeogun, Debola Ajide, Adesola Adeogun, Adetola Popoola, Dr. Rolake Williams, Akitola Williams, Akintola Williams, Molara Williams, Akinremi Williams plus a large circle of other family and friends.
In Keeping with Lola’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
Funeral service to take place from St. Alban’s, Grand Bank on Monday December 23rd, 2019 at 12:00 PM In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador or St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Grand Bank.
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