On May 23, 1949, Kunjamma Mathew was born in Kalanjoor, India, to V.J. Mathew and Aleyamma Mathew as the oldest to her younger brothers: Joy and Babu Mathew. After finishing nursing school, she was employed in Mumbai, India.
On September 19, 1974, she married Abraham Simon and immigrated to the US in 1975. Before moving to Oklahoma City, they had lived in New York City and Detroit, Michigan. Kunjamma worked as a registered nurse at Deaconess Hospital and OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She considered her job as a calling to serve many lives in distress and pain. Her coworkers and patients remember her smile, caring heart, and passion for serving. She received many accolades for her exceptional style of patient service and hospitality. She took retirement from her long years of service in April 2014.
Kunjamma was known as a prayer warrior who excelled at servant leadership. She would spend numerous hours praying for God's grace and protection of her family. She was a devoted wife, an amazing mother, and a compassionate grandmother. Along with her husband and friends, she was instrumental in laying the foundation for a Malayali church in Oklahoma City. Their relentless efforts to start a community of worship and fellowship were actualized in the groundbreaking of International Pentecostal Assembly, Yukon, Oklahoma.
Kunjamma was an active member of the church. She was readily involved in the Juvenile Ministry and was determined to transform the lives of teens in correction centers. She pioneered Women's fellowship to address the spiritual, mental, and social challenges of many professional women in the church. Her involvement in the prayer Ministry healed and transformed many lives. She blessed many with her exceptional cooking skills within and outside of the church community. She was endowed with heavenly peace, a prayerful countenance, and divine wisdom. She wouldn't hesitate to share the gospel even with strangers from the malls to the grocery stores. She supported many charities in the US and abroad in her lifetime.
Kunjamma is survived by her husband Abraham Simon; three children, Stacey Simon and his wife Eunice Simon, Stanley Simon and his wife Blessy Simon, Sheena Varghese and her husband Ben Varghese; brothers, Joy Mathew and Babu Mathew; and is also blessed with six Grandchildren: Andrew Simon, Judah Simon, Levi Simon, Spencer Simon, Liam Simon, Lyon Varghese, and a grandbaby on the way.
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