Princess Doris Abike Haastrup was born on October 28, 1946, in Ondo town, Ondo West Local Government Area of Nigeria to Mr. Samuel Ayoola and Mrs. Bamidele(Akinruli) Ayoola.
Abike graduated from independence grammar school and took some courses at the University of the District of Columbia. After completing her education, she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Special Police officer for several years before retiring early due to health issues.
She was a devout Christian whose faith in God was unwavering even unto her last breath. She was an active member of the Celestial Church of Christ until she was physically unable to attend church. At home, she continued her discipline of prayer by joining the Christ Apostolic Church prayer line daily even on the days that she was hospitalized. Another discipline she practiced often was the ability to forgive without holding grudges.
Princess Abike was married to Prince Clement Adesuyi Haastrup and their union was blessed with two lovely daughters. Late Princess Yetunde Adedamola Haastrup and Princess Adetokunbo Haastrup Harrison. The two met as college students while pursuing their studies and the love blossomed quickly from there. Her love, loyalty and commitment for “Akanni’- which she affectionately called him was unwavering and was felt by all until the end of her life. In our family, she was our very own “woman king’. She taught us that a mother’s sacrifice, resilience, and strength is immeasurable.
In her spare time, Abike enjoyed talking on the phone with her friends, cooking, fashion, and attending parties to celebrate with others. Affectionately known as “Doris Day”, she was amongst the social elites in Maryland. Many guests at parties looked forward to her grand- radiant entrance and anticipated what she would wear at every occasion. She was candidly honest. She was one of the most generous and hospitable person, often opening her doors to host family and friends. She treated everyone with respect and honor no matter their social status. She left an impact on everyone she encountered with her infectious laughter, confidence, radiance, zest for life and strength.
Princess Doris Abike Haastrup passed away on Jan 17, 2023, after years of battling with respiratory challenges. She was 77 years old. The family is devastated by her death but takes solace in the fact that she is resting in the bosom of the Lord.
She is survived by her husband- Prince Clement Adesuyi Haastrup, daughter – Princess Adetokunbo Haastrup Harrison, late daughter Princess Yetunde Adedamola Haastrup, her grandchildren- Nathan and Hannah Oluyole. Her siblings- Yele Ayoola, Funmilola Adetosoye, Orobola Arowolo. She also leaves behind her son-in-law, nephews, niece, aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family members that will miss her dearly.
Both Services are being held for Abike on Friday (Service of Songs) and Saturday (Funeral Service) at Beall Funeral Home, 6512 Crain Highway, Bowie MD 20715 es
Service of songs can be live streamed using the link below at 6pm EST
Funeral services can be live streamed using the link below at 10am EST
Flowers and cards can be sent to the funeral home for Saturday funeral service.