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Daniel Ajala

May 14, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Daniel Ajala Obituary

Daniel Adegbola Ajala was born on September 14th 1938 in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria to the late  Pa Adeniji Ajala of Alokunsoro Compound, Arowomole, Ogbomoso and Madam Victoria Arike of Elesade compound, Ogbomoso. After completing his secondary school education at Ogbomoso Grammar School,  he traveled  to Ibadan to join his half-brother Mr. Edward Adeniji Ajala in Gbagi Market to learn the textile trade. During this time, he worked at Nigeria Posts and Telegraphs for about six years before he migrated to the United States in 1970 to further his education. While studying at Southwestern University in Texas, he met his beloved wife, Mildred Lucinda James.They were blessed with twin daughters  Jacqueline Taiwo Ajala and Jocelyn Kehinde Ajala. Mr. Ajala was one of the founding members of Ogbomoso Parapo, DC chapter, Ogbomoso Parapo is a social organization for natives of Ogbomoso across the diaspora that helps to preserve culture and invest back into the homeland community.  He held several positions in the organization He worked at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington DC. After his retirement from the embassy, he pursued several business ventures throughout the DC area. Even though his bright light has gone and the voice we love is stilled, we know he has found a place among the angels. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mildred James and his daughter, Jacqueline Ajala (Sambou).  He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his daughter Jocelyn Ajala (Olatubosun), two sets of twin grandchildren ( Sarah and Sohpia Sambou)  (Noah and  Naomi Olatubosun) in addition to granddaughter Simone Olatubosun and a host of loving relatives in Nigeria and around the diaspora who benefited from his love and kindness


 

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Services

Viewing
Monday
June 12, 2023

10:00 AM
Zion Baptist Church
4850 Blagden Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Funeral Service
Monday
June 12, 2023

11:00 AM
Zion Baptist Church
4850 Blagden Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Interment
Monday
June 12, 2023

Fort Lincoln Cemetery
3401 Bladensburg Rd
Brentwood, MD 20722

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