By Hilda Ogunshola (Society & Women Affairs Reporter)
Renowned Nurse and former President of the National Council of Women Society (NCWS), Mrs Hilda Victoria Joanne Adefarasin (nee Petgrave), is dead.
Mrs Hilda Adefarasin, wife of an eminent Jurist, Justice Joseph Adetunji Adefarasin of blessed memory, passed on at 98 years on Sunday, January 5, 2023.
She is the mother of two renowned Pentecostal Pastors, Wale Adefarasin, the General Overseer of the Guiding Light Assembly and Paul Adefarasin, Prelate and Metropolitan Senior Pastor of House on the Rock Church. She is the also the wife of late Justice Adefarasin
Pastor Wale Adefarasin, the eldest of the clergyman, confirmed the development in a social media post on Monday, January 6, 2023.
“MUMMY! Mrs Hilda Victoria Joanne Adefarasin,” he began on his Instagram handle. “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, Pastor 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 the 5th of February 2023, at the age of 98 years,” he said.
“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 & visiting hours will be announced soon.”
The nonagenarian is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. (Additional reports from channels Tv). NNL.