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Annamma O Ninan

August 27, 1932 ~ August 21, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Annamma Ninan Obituary

The following is the Eulogy of  Annamma Ninan as provided by her son, Pastor Sam Ninan,

at the IPC Homegoing Service held Saturday August 26, 2023

 

Eulogy
Annamma Ninan
1932-2023

Annamma Oommen (Kunjamma) was born on August 27, 1932 to T.O. Oommen and Mariamma Oommen. She was one of eight children and grew up in Kerala. Her parents were generous believers who helped those in need. At the age of seventeen, she came to know the Lord and her life was radically changed. Filled with a zealous faith, she looked for every way that she knew to serve the Lord. She went to Patna, Bihar to study nursing. In Patna is where she met her future husband, the late Pastor K. M Ninan, and together they faithfully served all throughout India. She immigrated to the US in 1970 and supported Papa in his ministry. She was the secret behind his ministry. Through Spirit led prayer and revelation, they were able to make a great impact for God's kingdom purposes.

She became a widow at a young age and instead of settling for a quiet life, she took the lead in advocating for those in need in India. She helped start a boys and girls home in Patna. Helped churches get established in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, encourage believers, especially the overlooked and poor and most of all share the gospel whenever she got the opportunity.

Hers was an example of faithful service and devotion to God. She is survived by her two sons: Pastor Sam Ninan and wife Mariamma Ninan; Three grandchildren - Jeffrey, Chris and Shanon. Mathew Ninan and his wife Mercy Ninan; Three granddaughters Elizabeth, Abigail and Hannah. She called her grandchildren the crown of her head. She adored them and they individually brought great joy into her life. She had one great granddaughter, Arys who she greatly enjoyed the time with her.

Kunjamma was active in the local churches in Chicago, Houston and Florida. She loved Lakeland IPC, and would spend many days driving around the church in her car and praying for the work in Lakeland, helping with all aspects of ministry, especially the outreach and ladies’ groups.

Mammy will be remembered as a woman of great passion for winning souls. She never hesitated to ask and tell people about heaven. The recurring theme in her speaking, sharing was “Don’t miss heaven”. Even to her last week, she was sharing the gospel with the nurses, medical staff and all visitors to the home.

She made many sacrifices for the gospel work, giving a good portion of her income, both during work years and her retirement years. That legacy has continued in the church buildings, parsonages, bore wells, and other projects that bears her name. We have setup a charitable organization in her name years ago, called “Anna’s Helping Hands Charities, Inc”, registered in Florida. We are continuing the ongoing work that she and her late husband started and passing it onto the next generations.
Her physical limitations in her later years did not hinder her from traveling, helping, supporting and praying for the ministry avenues available to her, both in the USA and India. She was a widow for 36 years, and now is reunited with “papa”, her husband and other siblings and saints.

She ran her race, and kept her eyes fixed on Jesus, her Savior. She often testified of the encounter with Jesus, where He personally called her by her pet name, Kunjamma. She was vibrant in the faith, even to the last days of her life, singing and praying in tongues and blessing her kids and grandkids.

In 2010, at the age of 85, she was diagnosed with COPD. Even though the illness was serious, it didn't restrict her from doing the things she loved: being with her family, attending church, fellowship with other believers, cooking and serving others.

She loved life and she was surrounded by the people she truly loved and admired when God called her home. We take comfort in our knowledge that this is not a goodbye, but rather she has now been given her Heavenly prize, and we will one day join her again. Mammy lived a full life of faith that demonstrated God always has a plan and a purpose. We pray we all have the courage of our mammy in the face of adversities.

Rest in Peace Mammy.

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Services

Prayer Service
Friday
August 25, 2023

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
The India Pentecostal Church

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 26, 2023

9:00 AM
The India Pentecostal Church

Interment
Saturday
August 26, 2023

12:30 PM
Oak Hill Burial Park
4620 Hwy 98S
Lakeland, Florida 33812

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