Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Philip Iyiola Abiola (PI)

This site is a tribute to Dr. Philip Iyiola Abiola (PI), a much loved Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle , Friend, Pastor, Doctor and Mentor. 

Dr. Philip Iyiola Abiola's Homegoing

Service of Songs will be held at City Gates Church on Thursday 28th March 2019 at 6pm 

Homegoing Celebration of life (Funeral service) is at City Gates Church on Friday 29th March 2019 at 9.30am (Procession from family home 9am)

Dr. Philip Iyiola Abiola was a man full of life and who made such a profound impact on the lives of everyone he came into contact with. Therefore as we are sending him home, albeit sooner than we thought, we will not be mourning but be celebrating a life lived with impact, purpose and conviction. 

We kindly request that guests do not wear black and come in colourful attire with preferably a touch of royal blue. 

We kindly ask that guests arrive early and on time as we under strict timings from the funeral directors and cemetery

Many thanks for your support. 

Nearest station: Ilford Train Station (TFL rail)

Parking: There is a multi storey car park directly opposite the church (Citipark clements road)

Pre-book your parking and receive 20% off

Up to 1 hours£1.20
Up to 2 hours £2.00
Up to 3 hours £2.50
Up to 4 hours £3.00
Up to 6 hours £4.00
Up to 12 hours £6.50
Up to 24 hours £8.00

Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery, Forest Road, Ilford, Hainault, IG6 3HP

Reception The Willows, Banqueting and Events, Forest Road, Ilford, Essex, IG6 3SL


Hotel's near ilford:

Moxy London Stratford


Hotel's near Hainault:

Holiday Inn Newbury park


Please call hotel for discount, does not apply online



Prince Bisi Ogunwusi - 07903716533

Prince Yemi Aderemi - 07956229452

Sister Jade Onigbode - 07956297800


City Gates Church 25 - 29 Clements Rd Ilford IG1 1BH


It was a shock when we heard of your death. Sending our sincere condolences and prayers that the Lord comfort your family now and always. We will miss you. AOFAC Foundation
Sent by AOFAC on 21/03/2019
Words alone cannot express my shock when I heard of your passing today. May your soul rest in peace. A Bamgbose in
Sent by A on 20/03/2019
Tribute to Dr P Abiola What can I say other than, we have lost a real Gem. No amount of words can describe Phillip. Phillip was the finest Christian and a perfect example for anyone seeking direction in Christ-like behaviour. He was a father, husband, brother, friend and minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He loved God, and was remarkable in everything he did. He was a great man, full of smiles and laughter and I am sure we will all agree that he has left a big hole in our hearts. Phillip loved his family, committed to his work, and lived for others. He was loved and respected by many for his openness, honesty and courage – he always said it how it was. My first memory of him back in the PCT days was, the GP who was always late for monthly Friday meetings but his presence was felt as soon as he arrived. The welcome I received from Phillip after I returned to work in Newham was as if I had never been away. Our conversations took us back in the days of the PCT. He would never leave the CCG office without going round with his big smile, shaking hands and asking whether you were alright. You were the special adviser and motivator to your friends and colleagues. You have left us so soon, who will fill the vacuum you have left? I am really honored to have known you but one thing I know, is that you will forever be in our hearts. If tears could build a stairway, and memories, a lane, we would walk right up to Heaven and bring you back home. We console ourselves to know that God looked around his garden and found an empty space, then he looked down on earth and saw your tired face and he put His arms round you and lifted you to rest. All we can say is that God’s garden must be beautiful, as he only takes the best. Fare thee well Phillip, May your Soul Rest in Perfect Peace Vicky and the Kankam Family.
Sent by Vicky on 20/03/2019
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