Four years ago, an Associated Airline crash that occurred in Lagos claimed the lives of Tunji Okusanya, founder of the funeral parlour, MIC, alongside his first son, Tunji Jnr, while the remains of former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Agagu was being conveyed to Akure for funeral rites and interment.
She reportedly died peacefully in the arms of her two surviving children on July 10, 2017 at her home in Palm grove, Lagos, at the age of 95.
When the sad incident of her sons occurred, it was just about a month before Mama Okusanya (who was a widow) clocked 91. She would have clocked 95 this November.
Last year, City Scoop was granted an exclusive interview by the mother of the late undertaker, who apparently was yet to get over the shock of the death of her son and grandson. That was the only one she ever granted.
In the touching interview, she spoke about her son’s last days with her, as well as how she received the bad news. Despite her age at the time of the interview, the nonagenarian was still agile and full of life. She was still moving around unaided and looked healthy.
Mama Okusanya was an Australian-trained nurse who retired as a Matron at the General Hospital, Ikeja 21 years ago after a meritorious aervice.
Late Mama Okusanya is survived by two children—Mrs. Modupe Onagoruwa and Mr. Toyin Okusanya, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The deceased also enjoyed a robust relationship with her late son’s wife, Pastor Adebola Okusanya while alive. Her daughter-in-law was also with her when she breathed her last.