Mike Bamiloye, Segun-Okeowo, ANCEDRAM, Others pay tribute to late Deborah Animasawun

Late Evang. Deborah Animasawun
By Oluwafemi Dosu
Following the death of the veteran gospel actress, Evangelist Deborah Animasawun on the third of October, 2018, different people have pen down their tribute to the drama minister saying good things she did while on earth.
Late Deborah Animasawun has featured in many popular and award winning movies like ‘Esin Ajoji’ (strange religion). While on earth, she sat on the Board of All Nigeria Conference of Evangelical Drama Ministers, ANCEDRAM.

Late Deborah Animasawun on set with Kolade Segun-Okeowo and crew

Her last post on social media dated 30th September, 2018 wishing her grand son happy birthday. Several people have expressed shock over her death while many other are consoled that she died a believer. Excerpt:
Mike Bamiloye wrote:
One of us has just left the STAGE OF LIFE to the BACKSTAGE OF ETERNITY. She has just put off her Earthly Costumes to be decked with her Royal Robe of a Christ Bride. 
She never wanted to go so early, but she was called to the Backstage by our Director. 
She wanted to keep acting on the Stage of life, 
Acting roles, strolling from one movie location to the other. 
She wanted to be doing what she loved to do best, ACTING FOR THE LORD HER MASTER,
But our DIRECTOR who gives us all our Scripts has called her backstage and removed her Earthly Costumes and gave her the Royal Garment reserved for her since she was called to serve. 


Husband of the deceased, Pa. Idowu Animasawun

How i wish I could be given a rare opportunity to see into the spirit and behold her Glorious Exit. I was given the scare previledge of seeing her last moment: 
The Dramatic imagery of the Perceptions of a Christian Script Writer:
– The Arrival of the Messengers from heaven,into her room at her Darkest Moment. 
– The Blinding ray of light from Heaven accompanied by fantastic heavenly Musics. 
– Her rising up from her bed to behold her beautiful youthful and glorious Spirit Body, glowing face and radiating smiles of a new being. 
– Oh! She looked back on the bed and saw a haggard, dingy rough coat of earthly body, heap of bodily earth. 
– Oh! She looked at the new glowing skin of a bride of Christ, bought with the Blood of the Lamb.

Oh! the Angelic Messengers, about four or six of them, in Heavenly flowing attire, and golden girdles and blazing sandals puts on smiles to escort our Mummy out of this Earthly Dungeon into her Eternal Rest.
She has changed. 
She has been transformed/ 
Glorious Transfiguration of a Selfless Saint, forgiven and Delivered from the Throes of Death and Pains of Earth. 
She looked Dazzling with Heavenly beauty. 
She looked Gorgeous in Celestial Apparel. 
Smiling and all Pains and Agonies faded away and forever forgotten/ 
Mummy Debbie once more looked back at the Rag of Body on the earthly bed for the final moment as she was ushered out of the house to the brightened golden large Chariot driven by something that looked like a large glorious Glassy transparent Open-Roof Car.
The door was opened for her.
She smiled as she entered into the transparent heavenly Vehicle that had been brought to convey her to her Eternal Abode, where she would never never be in Pain or Tears again. 
As the Celestial Vehicle moved off with all the Angelic Entourage,  the Heaven opened with great music to receive another great child of God bought with the precious blood of the Lamb. 
She has gone home. Her Mansion is ready for her. 
By now, she must have taken possession of her Eternal mansion prepared for her by the Lord. 
Our MASTER has called her home to come and rest from all her labors and services.

Kolade Segun-Okeowo wrote:
WE Never knew we were shooting a film together for the last time in July 2018 at Ibadan. 
You acted well your part with the whole of your heart as if you knew it wold be your last!!! 
REVRD MRS DEBORAH ANIMASAWUN….One of the Generals of God in the drama Ministry took a bow this morning.

Late Deborah Animasawun with son celebrating birthday many decades ago
She removed her costumes and returned to the back stage !!!
Goodnight MUMMY !!!
Chioma Chukwulotam wrote:
I’m too heart broken to even know what to say right now ?
Mummy ANIMASAHUN, I celebrate you ma. Never knew that was going to be the last time, you didn’t even stay to watch this work your heart so panted for.  

Late Deborah Animasawun with grand son
We took these pictures, smiling and teasing at how beautiful you were even at old age. We laughed that Baba ANIMASAHUN took his eyes to the market. I remembered how you laughed, I remember too well! 
I’m working hard to fight the tears but it is a futile attempt. ????
But, I do not sorrow like those who do not have hope! 
I’m glad you’ve put off this earthly tabernacle so full of pain and imperfections. 
I’m glad you’ve removed your costume and returned to the back stage. 
I’m glad you’ve fought a good fight and finished your course. 
I’m glad you’re now wearing the Victor’s Crown ?  because you’ve overcome! 
You may have retired to the backstage mum, but you live on here in our hearts. 
You live on mum, your works live on! 
Good night dear mummy ANIMASAHUN, till we meet to part no more. I’ll surely come play with you again in your mansion when we meet at the feet of our Master and Director!
Olaniyi Olufemi Oloyede wrote:
Let us learn from this…
Let us do good to others.. Because one day we will all say bye-bye to this world
And when you leave what can we say about you???? 
Mama Deborah Animasawun has gone to rest with the Lord… But your impact to life’s and Christian film body can not be forgotten… 
I flash back on this picture in our first film 
Mama sun re ooooo

Oshodi Mobolaji David wrote: 
On behalf of VP west Evangelist Olufemi Olusina and the entire western regional executives we sympathise with the bereaved family of our late Mummy Deborah Animashaun and the entire drama Ministers for her loss but a plus to the heavenly, may her gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Signed: VP West
Abimbola Dada Ayobami wrote:
This army of the cross, a dynamic drama minister has just dropped her barton. She has fought a good fight, she has finished her course, she has kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for her a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give her at that day: and not to her only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Mummy, You will be remembered by what you have done.
Olaniyi Samuel Oladiran wrote: 
Mummy Deborah Animasawun, you are too good to me, you have encouraged my ministry in many ways. But you have gone so soon. God night mummy.

Late Deborah Animasawun with grand children

Ololade Felicia Folashade wrote: 
Ma sun olufe kosi ma sinmi,gbo rile aya Olugbala re ,afe o sugbon Jesu Fe o ju sunre ,sunre ,sunre!!!
Emiko Edun wrote:
Sad indeed A drama Minister with a difference passes on.
Adieu Reverend Mrs Deborah Animasawun.
God loves you best
Peter Alabi wrote:
I still saw her online last night or so(i know it’s not so long I saw her on my active friend list). 
Reading the news of your passage to glory now cuts my heart. 
Your role in that Esin Ajoji movie comes fresh to my memory. 
The Mother of Aremo Olabopo of that movie had given up mortality to join the saint triumphant. 
A huge loss to the Christian drama indeed.
Sleep on Mother, Deborah Animasawun.

Eniola Joseph Olukayode wrote:
Am so devastated. Ah Lord God! News reaching me says i lost my sister, Deborah Animasawun wife of the former ace musician turned Missionary, Rev. Idowu Animasawun this morning.

Debby spoke with me on Monday and i had to cut it because i was moving houses.
She wanted me to be at Esther Imiruaye burial in Warri on 18th to 20th October and i said my son will be graduating that weekend. We were discussing our contribution and how to involve Abadina forum. We all grew up in Abadina. We were to discuss this weekend after she would have consulted with Ann Momoh and others.
Her Drama ministry folks have confirmed her death on their website. She is a member of their Board of Trustee.

Debby was in Abeokuta with her husband, baba Animashaun where they are holding a special Christian programme for ministers. I still received a message from baba on Tuesday.

Every effort to get baba tonight proved abortive.
Deborah nee Edgar grew up at Abadina with us and we all attended Abadina Primary School together. Her late father, Baba Edgar taught my mother in primary school in the days of yore.
Debby last posting on Facebook was of her grandson’s birthday.
Esther our sister passed on September 23.
Deborah appeared in many Christian movies with Mount Zion Faith Ministries.
Beloved Alabi wrote:
Rest in peace  Mummy…. I never knew July 2018 location will be the last
Ololade David wrote:
And she fell asleep till the resurrection morning…
REVD (Mrs) Deborah Funmilayo Animasawun
Good night mum!!!

Late Deborah Animasawun with husband, Pa. Idowu Animasawun

Iseoluwa Aninashawun wrote:
Its just so hard to believe that I lost u grandma……I love u  granny and you would forever b in my heart…..I love u so much but God loves u more…rip grandma till we meet to path no more.
Olaoluwa Animashawun wrote:
I will forever miss you my Gold.
Paul Adaramola wrote:
I salute the glorious exit of a great DRAMA ICON, Rev. Mrs DEBORAH ANIMASAUN. We shall meet on that RESURRECTION MORNING. GOOD NIGHT MAMA.
Idowu Oluwaferanmi wrote:
Mummy, thank God for the life you lived. You are unforgettable, Rest In Peace.
Finest Uwaoma wrote:
SHE LIVES ON.   In total submission to the will of God, we announce the passing on our dear mother Evan (Mrs) Deborah Animasawun. Until her death, Mrs Animasaun was a member of ANCEDRAM Board of Trustee.     The president and the entire BONE of ANCEDRAM wish to condole with the family of our dear mother and indeed the entire Christian drama family in Nigeria. We are consoled by the commitment of Mrs Animasaun even on her sick bed. A strong actress and producer died at the early hours of today, 3rd October 2018. To this end, we encourage every ANCEDRAM member to pray for the family and also reach out to them through messages. The burial will announced by the family.                                 Sign : Finest Uwaoma Nat. Dir. of Publicity.

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