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In Memory of

Stephen Kayode Olushola

October 17, 1952 - December 31, 2017

Obituary


Service Times and Location

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Viewing 2- 4 PM
Garden Oaks Funeral Home
13430 Bellaire Blvd,
Houston, TX 77083
2815305400

Service of Songs 7 PM
Chapel of Restoration
6706 West Airport Boulevard
Houston TX 77071


Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Viewing 8:30 AM
Funeral Service 10:00 AM
Garden Oaks Funeral Home
13430 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77083
2815305400

Burial 1:00 PM
Christian Gardens
Forest Oaks Westheimer Cemetery
12800 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77077



Donations for Mr. Stephen Olushola's funeral can be...

Service Times and Location

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Viewing 2- 4 PM
Garden Oaks Funeral Home
13430 Bellaire Blvd,
Houston, TX 77083
2815305400

Service of Songs 7 PM
Chapel of Restoration
6706 West Airport Boulevard
Houston TX 77071


Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Viewing 8:30 AM
Funeral Service 10:00 AM
Garden Oaks Funeral Home
13430 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77083
2815305400

Burial 1:00 PM
Christian Gardens
Forest Oaks Westheimer Cemetery
12800 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77077



Donations for Mr. Stephen Olushola's funeral can be sent to https://www.paypal.me/JOlushola or https://www.gofundme.com/DaddyOlushola.


Stephen Olushola Obituary: A Life Well Lived
Stephen Kayode Olushola was born to Mr. James Jamu and Mrs. Abigail Adedun Adeniyi Olu on October 17th, 1952 in Oro Ago, Kwara State, Nigeria.

Stephen attended SIM/ ECWA Primary school in Oro Ago, Kwara and graduated in 1969. He attended Government Technical School in Patigi where he studied electrical engineering. After a brief stint with the Navy, he went to work with The Nigerian Bottling Company in Lagos. In 1976, Stephen went to work with Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Ilorin.

He married Grace Asonibare August 1st, 1979 before moving to the United States to pursue his education as part of a government training program. He was one of three selected from his hometown. Stephen graduated from Kalamazoo College in 1981 before moving to Louisiana to work and further his studies. He took on many jobs to support himself and his wife would join him in Baton Rouge in 1983. In 1984 they welcomed their first child Joyce. The family would move to Lafayette the next year and welcome their second daughter Adetokunbo. Their oldest son, Olufemi, was born in Lafayette in 1988.

In order to increase the opportunities for his families success, Stephen moved his family of five to Houston in 1990. In 1992, the family grew to six when he welcomed his second son Olutola.

After retiring from ADP, Stephen would open his own business- Houston Auto Connection. Many people would describe his business as a ministry as he helped so many to get and maintain transportation as well as help others learn the business to support themselves and their families.

Stephen enjoyed playing soccer and basketball, watching basketball with his family, traveling and his new favorite activity, playing with his granddaughter who he named Oluwafunmilayo.

He believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and attended Chapel of Restoration since 1992. He is known as a "gentle giant" and is loved by so many children for his caring spirit. His legacy is one of hard work and education. He sacrificed his life in Nigeria and worked hard for his children to attend school and prosper. To his credit, all of his children attended college with three of them pursuing/attaining graduate degrees.

Stephen is preceded in life by his father Jamu (1955), mother Abgail (2014), and sister Wura (2017). He is survived by his wife of 38 years Deaconess Grace (nee Asonibare), daughter Joyce and son-in-law Bolade Ogunrinde, daughter Adetokunbo, son Olufemi, son Olutola, granddaughter Victoria Oreofeoluwa, brother David Adeniyi, sister Bukola Adesina, sister Arinola Olanipekun, brother Adefikayo Olushola, nieces Seye Adeyemi (nee Adeniyi), Yemi Olaniyi (nee Awoyemi), Titilope Oloruntoba (nee Adeshina), Ibukun Olushola, Divine Olushola, and Nike Olanipekun; nephews Oluseyi Adeniyi, Olufemi Adeniyi, Segun Awoyemi, Sunday Awoyemi, Tayo Awoyemi, Opeloyemi Adesina, Timilehin Olushola, Olatunji Olanipekun; cousins, grand nieces, and grand nephews, in-laws and friends.