Oluwatoyin Ruth Salau
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Oluwatoyin Ruth Salau

Tallahassee, FL - On the 27th day of August 2000, the Salau family was blessed with the birth of an angel named Oluwatoyin Ruth Salau in Tallahassee, FL. Funeral services are 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Old West Florida Enrichment Center, with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Friday at TILLMAN OF TALLAHASSEE. Oluwatoyin grew up in the Church and gave her life to the Lord at the tender age of nine; she was the youngest member of the Church Choir. She assisted in the Children's Department and was a very active participant in weekly Bible study groups. She attended Buck Lake Elementary School where she won the NAACP Dreamers and Doers Award. She went on to Swift Creek Middle School where she was an active member of the Black History and Cultural Brain Bowl. Oluwatoyin joined the band for a short period while at Lincoln High School and participated in the Year-Book Program Committee. She graduated from Lincoln High in 2018 and attended Lively Technical College for a vocation in Cosmetology. While training at Lively, she started a business in hairdressing and modeling, and was dedicated to her clients. She was a lover of the arts and her passion for fashion, makeup and modeling was evident in her work often exhibited on her social media posts.

In the fall of 2019, Toyin enrolled at Tallahassee Community College while still at Lively, with the intention of bridging to FAMU to study Law because of her concern for the current injustice in society. She was a student at TCC when she joined the Black Lives Matter Movement. Although quiet and unassuming, she was very passionate and vocal about issues that concerned her and others. She often desired independence, self-sufficiency and being on her own, which led her to renting an apartment of her own in March 2020. Oluwatoyin was very close to her mother and family, and she participated in all family activities. Toyin's passion for justice was clearly demonstrated in her leadership role in the Black Lives Matter Movement. Although she was taken from us too soon and tragically, she will always be remembered as a loving and caring human being who loved her family and was fearless in speaking up about injustices against people of color. Sadly, Toyin's life came to a tragic end which was revealed on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Her life and legacy will be preserved in perpetuity by all who knew her, especially her loving parents, Sule and Victoria Momoh Salau; sister, Oluwafunmilayo Salau; brother, Oluwaseyi Salau; and numerous other loving relatives and friends.






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Published in Tallahassee Democrat from Jun. 24 to Jun. 25, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JUN
26
Visitation
04:00 - 06:00 PM
JUN
27
Funeral service
03:00 PM
Old West Florida Enrichment Center
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June 27, 2020
A beautiful girl with a beautiful heart. Heartbreaking, but gone from this wicked world to a better place in the bosom of the Father. My condolences to you Victoria and the family. Love from Aunty Toks and the family
Tokoni
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June 26, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss my condolences to the family.
Gwendolyn Gibson
Friend
June 26, 2020
Sorry for your loss my condolences to the family .
Gwendolyn Gibson
Acquaintance
June 26, 2020
Family of Toyin, heartfelt faithfilled condolences,and prayers sent your way from New York. Have lived in TLH in past,and still care about community. Toyin now in glory, radiance with Creator. Toyin was a living soul of justice,activism,and touched lives. Toyin still shines bright,a stellar star in divine firmament. We honor her,light a votive candle.
Ann Marie Karl,esq. International Human Rights,NY.
Ann Marie Karl
Neighbor
June 25, 2020
All do I never met you, your life speak for it self . May you rest in the hands of God he makes no mistakes. (The Youngs Family)
Marvin Young
Friend
June 25, 2020
RIP Lil' Queen. We will continue to say your name.

Nina
Acquaintance
June 25, 2020
Victoria, I"m saddened to hear of the loss of your daughter. I pray the families strength in the Lord. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Janice Peterson
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