What a sad sad Sunday. What a year 2020 has been. Former Beauty queen, Ibidun Ajayi Ighodalo, has died. She was just 40.
The former Miss Lux died in her hotel in Port Harcourt, Rivers state today June 14. There are reports she died of Cardiac Arrest.
Ibidun is survived by her husband, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, the head pastor of Trinity House church, and their two adopted children, Keke and Zenan.
Until her death, she ran the popular events company, Elizabeth R and had been travelling around the country building COVID19 Isolation centres. She left Lagos for Port Harcourt on Friday June 12th for work.
And just last week, Ibidun paid a visit to her father’s grave. Ibidun also helped many couples who were finding it difficult to have children through her foundation.
May her gentle, beautiful soul rest in peace, Amen.
Her husband’s church shared a black image on their IG page this morning.
After the news of late Ibidunni’s death broke out today, all and sundry have being in the state of mourning reminiscing about her last moments. A particular video of Ibidunni and her husband playing some days to her departure from mother earth has deepened the grief of everyone. It could be seen that she and her husband Pastor Ituah Ighodalo were very fond of each other. Only God knows his state of grief at the moment.
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#kemifilaniblog When I posted this video a few days ago I didn't know it would be the last….. Ha! Ibidun!!! RIP Love Lives Here This Couple gives us the vibes @ibidunni_ighodalo ・・・ "Always so hard to say goodbye to my Popino…. Love you too much baby…. See you soon ❤❤❤ #MyBabyAndI #iLoveToGiveHimWahala 🤣🤣🤣 #Popino #TheIghodalos # #lovestory #lovehaven#
Pastor Ituah Ighodalo and Ibidunni were married for 13 years.
In an interview in Thisday of September 4, 2016, she opened up on her search for a child.
According to the former beauty queen, having prayed and sought different avenues for a medical solution and with the problem not willing to be wished away, Ibidun decided to be happy by adopting.
“Thank you Father for making a way, for guiding me, for holding me, for giving me joy, for sending me peace and for completely showing my family Favour. Papa my prayer would not be complete if I don’t ask you to open the eyes of my other women trusting you for the fruit of the womb to have an open mind to different ways of becoming a ‘MOTHER’.
So many children are out there looking for love and a home to call their own. I pray they experience the joy of motherhood as I do now and open their hearts to you to listen to as many options as you have provided….. Adoption does not mean you have failed them but is a way of showing what blessings you have in store for them if only they will yield to You…. a blessing which is priceless…
I thank you for my two adorable kids, I could never trade them for anything in the world…. looking forward to your instruction on looking after more children ? ?” she revealed then.
Until her death, Ibidunni Ighodalo was the chief executive officer of Elizabeth R, a leading public relations and events management company.
Meanwhile the family has released an official statement that reads thus:
“The Ighodalo and Olaleye Ajayi families are deeply saddened to announce the sudden loss of our beloved wife and daughter Mrs. Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo who passed away in the early hours of today. As you will understand, this is a difficult time for our families and we will appreciate some privacy during this time. All information of burial proceedings will be provided in due course…”
Morning the clergy’s wife the Nollywood stars captioned their post thus:
Foluke Daramola: Haaaaa😭😭😭😭😭.
Iyabo Ojo: O Lord no nooooooooooooo , my God noooo this is so shocking & very vey heartbreaking 😞😫😫😭😭😭😭😭 she was such a beautiful soul. RIP !!! 😖😫😣 Olorun mi o.
Tope Alabi:Your death came as a shock and it’s heartbreaking Pastor Ibidun Ighodalo, but God knows the best. Your impact can’t be forgotten.
I know you are with Christ Jesus in a grand reception into His kingdom. God will comfort @pastorituahighodalo and the entire family, Amen.
Oluwo od Iwo Land: Its a sad day today June 14 2020 in the physical to hear the passing away of an energetic, beautiful soul and wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of Trinity church Lagos.
In all occurrence as a believer in the Most High God. May the soul of Mrs. Ibidunni Ajayi Ighodalo rest in perfect peace odun ajina sira won o Ibidunni sun re o.
Helen Paul: So painful, RIP mama. No one can pronounce my name the way you do. The world would miss you greatly Aunty ibidun
Actress Funke Akindele wrote ” So confused!! Don’t know what to write!! Ibidun you were a good friend, you supported my brand when I was very low. You helped position the Jenifa brand, you thought me how to be classy and decent. You…we’re always there for me. Ha! Why ? We can’t question you oh lord!!! Rest In Peace my beautiful Sister. May God comfort uncle’s heart. Ikudoro!! Sun re o Ibidun!! Oluwa mi a fi orun ke e! Odun a jina si ra o!”