Hilda Adefarasin Dies at 98

The General Overseer of Guiding Light Assembly, Pastor Wale Adefarasin, and the Prelate and Metropolitan Senior Pastor of House on the Rock, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, have lost their mother, Hilda Joanne Adefarasin. She died on Sunday.

Wale, the eldest of the clergyman, confirmed the development in a social media post.

He wrote: “Mummy! It is with a mixture of both sadness and joy that we celebrate the passing to glory of our mother at the age of 98. She lived a long and fulfilled life. My siblings and I celebrate her life, her achievements, and all that she stood for in our lives and in the lives of so many others that she touched.”

On his part, Paul took to his official Facebook page to mourn his mum, saying she passed away peacefully at the age of 98.

“We thank the Almighty God for the life of our mother, Mrs. Hilda Joanne Adefarasin (nee Petgrave), who passed unto glory peacefully in her home, on the evening of Sunday. As we reflect with gratitude over the illustrious life of service led by Mrs. Hilda Joanne Adefarasin as she parented her children, doted over her husband, and impacted generations and communities, we are reminded of her unwavering love for our Lord Jesus Christ.

“We covet your prayers and ask that you do allow us these initial days to grieve privately. Obsequies, venue for condolence visits and visiting hours will be announced soon.”

The nonagenarian is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Adefarasin’s death comes weeks after Pastor Paul celebrated his 60th birthday.

Adefarasin had earlier lost his father, Justice Joseph Adetunji Adefarasin, a former Chief Judge of Lagos State, in 1989.

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