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Tajudeen Oladele Ashafa

January 19, 1979 ~ April 21, 2022 (age 43)

Obituary

Professor Tajudeen Oladele Esho Ashafa entered the gates of heaven to be with the Lord April 21, 2022. His mother Afusat Onaolapo Adeoye and father Alfred Ayoola Ishola (deceased) was blessed with bringing Dele to the world on January 19, 1979. Dele married his “wonderful wife” Lisa Oluwakemi January 2, 2009. He was the worlds greatest father to their two beautiful kids Amiah Omolola and Elijah Olulana. After a few years of blood sweat and tears, Dele graduated from Walden University in 2021 with his Doctrine in Business Administration and Leadership. Dele greatest passion (besides his family of course) was serving the military as a Tactics Instructor Special Forces Officer for the United Nations Army. “Oorah!” “If you are a go you are a go, if you are a no go you are a no go, no two ways about it!” 
 
Dr. Taj was survived by an amazing family and friends. There is not enough room  to list everyone Dele loved. His siblings: Oluwaseun Esho, Ope Esho,  Azeez Taiwo Adeoye and Azeezat Kehinde Adeoye will all miss him dearly! All of his Aunties, Uncles, Mommies and Daddies are truly sadden by his absence. He was known by many both young and old as “Pops”. Our house was always full of “our kids” and again, not enough room to list them all. 
He was proceeded in death by his Grandfather Samuel Adelekun Aduroja Esho and Grandmother Amudalat Esho. 
Dele was loved by everyone that was graced with his presence. He was the sexiest, foot dancing, tormenting, teasing, one arm, American idol wannabe out! To know him is to love him and God knows, he was loved by so many! He didn’t know a stranger and would give his shirt off his back to anyone. Fly high soldier, soar on wings like eagles. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with your mental health, please get help! You are not alone! 
Lisa M. Ashafa, MSCJ, CDCA II, CPRS 

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain” 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
April 28, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lima Community Church
2945 North Cole Street
Lima, OH 458012

Funeral Service
Thursday
April 28, 2022

12:00 PM
Lima Community Church
2945 North Cole Street
Lima, OH 458012

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