In Loving Memory of


Folashade Aduke Telewa


Folashade Aduke
Born: December 12, 1949
Died: March 1, 2023
Folashade (Shade) Aduke Telewa, devoted Jehovah’s Witness, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend died Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at the age of 73. She was born to Joseph and Tinuola Esan (nee Ayodele) on December 12, 1949, in Ilesa, Osun State, Nigeria.
Shade attended Queens College in Lagos, Nigeria, and worked in an administrative position thereafter. She was married to her late husband, Josiah Omoniyi Telewa on April 3, 1971, and the happy couple had three children, Loyal, Henry, and Jah-Femi.
Aside from being a zealous preacher, she enjoyed cooking, gardening, spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her three sons, Loyal, Henry, and Jah-Femi, and her grandchildren. She is also survived by other relatives and spiritual family.
Shade was preceded in death by her parents, one sibling, and her husband.
Services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 65, Hawtrey Avenue, Northolt, Middlesex UB5 5JD on March, 29, 2023 at 1 pm. Interment follows at 2.30 pm at the Greenford Park Cemetery, Windmill Lane, Greenford, UB6 9DR.
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Dates: Monday, March 27, 2023
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Services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 65, Hawtrey Avenue, Northolt, Middlesex UB5 5JD on March, 29, 2023 at 1 pm.
Interment follows at 2.30 pm at the Greenford Park Cemetery, Windmill Lane, Greenford, UB6 9DR.
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Acc. Name: Mrs F A Telewa
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Thank you family.
Family Wishes
Shade was steadfast in her faith and had her eyes and hope in the promised new earth. That is the hope of resurrection and everlasting life (John 5:28; Revelation 21:3-4).

We urge you to investigate and strengthen your conviction in this firm hope which is clearly expressed in God’s written word of truth, the Bible.


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Spencer Brandon

For my dear sister Shade and for you boys , her beloved Sons . I so wanted to be there to pay my respects to you on the day of your funeral . My apologies for not being able to be there, I have been away in a very remote place with no Internet connection, away from the madness of this world on a paradise Island, being there I thought so much of you my dear sister and how brightly the hope of paradise was in your heart and mind and soul  ,it was like a bright shining star, that was an example of faith to  all of us. I loved you my dear Sister, and respected you greatly, through all your trials you stuck close to our great God Jehovah, and never waivered, so your reward is assured, your struggle is over as is the pain that you had to endure, and now you are there in Jehovahs new world, reunited with those that you have loved and lost . My love goes out to you all you family and friends that are left to grieve the loss of our beloved Sister. Love from the Brandon family.  …

Rebecca & Kwame Archer

Our sweet mummy. You turned our lives upside down, in the best way possible! You were everything to us and your untimely death has left such a void that only Jehovah can fill. What will we do without our Mama Sade? We’re so grateful to have had you in our lives and the way you took us under your wing as if we were your own flesh and blood. We only became family a little over 6 years ago when Tessa decided that she wanted to study with you. We were a little puzzled by her decision after all she was young so we assumed she’d prefer someone she could relate to but alas everyone who knows Tessa knows how stubborn she can be so we went along with it. To this day we are convinced that it was Jehovah who inclined her heart towards you because from that point onwards a bond that can never be broken was formed. We became inseparable. One of my favourite memories of Mama was years before she started studying with our eldest daughter. I was very shy and reserved in nature but Shade was so persistent. I would attend the meetings on …

Oyebade Adekunle

Dear Mother The last time I came to visit you, you were in hospital with the hope of coming back to see you but the last enemy took you away. I can not forget the way you talk and encouraged me. Words alone can not express the pain of losing Dear love ones but we all rest assured that Jehovah will eliminate the last enemy. I look forward to see you again in the new world when no one will say I am sick We all missed you.       Oyebade Adekunle                                                                  …

Renata Boguszewska

Dzień dobry Renata -this is the greatings  you always welcome me with 😍 I miss you so much auntie Sade ,and  I’m so heartbroken because you are no more  I think about you every day , you always have place in my heart. Thank you for you beautiful friendship, friendship that lasted for over 20 years I will always remember our time together , when we laugh or when I cried on you shoulder. You always said to me …. Endure Renata! You always gave me the best advice, and I’m so grateful that I listen to you  You loved my kids auntie Sade and they love to spend time with you , thank you for being part of our lives  I love you so much auntie Sade , and Do widzenia  ❤️❤️❤️     …

Tokunbo & Oyindamola Oguntowo

Our heartfelt condolences 🙏, it is still a fresh hurt in our hearts losing Mummy Telewa at this time. “O death” We have the utmost faith and hope in the future resurrection where we will see her once again and live forever in a world free from pain and sickness. We will continue to cherish the wonderful love and time she spent with us and her fine encouragement and steadfastness throughout the trying times.  Mummy have laid a fine legacy as she had gained so many Children in the truth through her indefatigable love for the ministry.  We are looking forward to seeing her resurrected soon when we can all say “O death where is your sting” but till then may Jehovah keep us all in his love. Our condolences to Henry , Jade and the rest of the family. …

Folarin Osite

……..alas what a terrible loss, my loving mum, I kept hoping against hope for d day I’ll b able to pay u back for all d wonderful things u did for me, honestly I failed miserably, from d day u spoke d Truth to me, being d first person ever to witness to me n that was back in ’84 inside my father’s house in Lagos, u n ur hubby bro Telewa changed my life completely, You n ur hubby took me in just as ur son, you’re so desirous of my moving in with u when u first built ur house in Lagos, alas it was thwarted by dad’s sickness, oh my goodness!! How can I ever forget d fact that it was u that came to cover my baptism in Ota Lagos, bringing foods n drinks, u even brought ur friend’s both home n away to grace my baptism, so happy u were to see me baptized, all this even with daddies sickness, u told me he said u must b there for me, how could I ever forget that!!! A comet you’re mum it rearly comes around, I’m forever grateful for your shaping my life in …

Bella Watters

My dear Aunty Shade, what can I say.. what a beautiful, strong and faithful woman you were.. you were always such an encouraging example for me. Having health problems of my own, you were always so empathetic and understanding with me. Even when I moved out of the area, you contacted me from time to time telling me you loved me and giving me words of encouragement that were like a beacon of light during trialsome times. You treated me the way a grandmother would. I miss you greatly. The way you conducted yourself throughout the time I had the pleasure of knowing you is what I want to keep on imitating.. yes, your faithful example lives on in my mind and will continue to until I see you again in the new world. You were selfless and so focused on other people, despite dealing with so many struggles of your own. And first and foremost, your main concern was always of our God, Jehovah. You would say “it won’t be long until our heavenly father Jehovah vindicates his sovereignty”. Your strong focus in life greatly impressed me. You would often talk about “the God of all comfort” and …

Coles Family

“While words fail to capture the pain of losing our loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father, Jehovah return our dear one to us .” We miss you Auntie! See you soon in the new world to come very shortly! Isaiah 26:19 Our warm condolences to Loyal, Henry, Femi and the entire family.  Please know we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.  We will miss Auntie and will carry our warm memories as we look forward to seeing you soon. …

Oyebade Oluwasanmi

Dear Mother, It has been my wish to see you on one on one ever since I started my plan to move to UK.  Unfortunately this last enemy of ours took you away without any notice. But one thing is assured – Jehovah will soon eliminate this enemy and what a joy to behold to see you again in a new world to come.    Sanmi, Seyi & Fadekemi  …

Joshua Mills

Aunty Shade…. What can I say? I was shocked when I heard the news. I’ve thought about you everyday. I thought you would never leave. Through all your pain, you smiled. You were adorned in beautiful Nigerian attire and had the looks that would kill. Who didn’t love you? Most importantly you had time for everyone, even for me. I could talk to you all day, your faith was unwavering and you made me feel like I was your son. You gave me a real sense of peace. You were so warm and genuine! I could see Jehovah was at the forefront of your life. Your cooking to this day is unmatched and I will never forget the day I came to eat at your house after ministry. My goodness I didn’t want to leave! Everything you did was with love. I wish I could have spent more time with you but I am also glad you are no longer in pain. Until I see you again in paradise, I will think of you always.   Joshua Mills  …
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