Beulah Souri

Celebrating the life of
Beulah Sundaravthy Souri

July 25, 1911 ~ April 2, 2015

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:

not as the world giveth, give I unto you.

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 14: 27 (KJV)

In Loving Memory of

Beulah Souri

April 18, 2015

+ Assistive Listening devises, for hard of hearing people, are available from the usher

* Please stand - you are welcome to remain seated if that is more comfortable for y

Welcome & Prayer                                    Rev. Melissa Ramming

Scripture Reading                     John 11: 25, 26; & 1st Thessalonians 4: 14, 17-18 - Dominic Souri-Parsons

* Hymn     ‘How Great Thou Art’          Red Hymnal #77

Scripture Reading                     John 14: 1-4, 6, 7; - Emmanuel Souri

                                                             John 14: 27; Romans 8: 38, 39 - Aruna Souri

Homily                                                             Pastor Melissa

Special Music   ‘Holy City’ -  Hema Souri-Parsons/ pianist Paul Duncan

Psalm 23                                                      The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul:

he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;

thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;

Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord

for ever. AMEN

Remembrances                                                                                                      Souri Family

                                                    A Time for Sharing  

                    (The family will be sharing their remembrances first, then we will open the
                     microphone to any who would offer a remembrance or word about Beulah)

Prayer of Commendation                 Pastor  Melissa

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses, as we   forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen

* Hymn ‘Abide With Me’ Red Hymnal #700



Please join us for a reception following the service.

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life:
he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” 

~John 11: 25 (KJV)

Beulah Souri

Beulah Sundaravathy Souri, 103, died April 3, 2015, Good Friday, in Olympia, Wash. She was born July 25, 1911, in Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh, India, to The Rev. John J.Souri and Shantha Souri.

She studied in the Church of England's boarding school called Sherman Girls High School in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. She received a bachelor’s degree from Madras  University and a degree in English literature from Banaras University in India. She received her teacher's training in St. Christopher's Training College in Madras. She was a professor of English literature in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. She taught English Literature at college in India. She served as Secretary to the Bible Society and was involved in fund raising for Bibles.

Following her retirement she and her husband went to be with their children who were pursuing higher education in United Kingdom. She lived in South Wales and was a scribe who helped people in the Welsh community.  

She moved to London, England, in 1981.

She was a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States.

She was a keen gardener. She loved to read. She liked history. She played violin and piano.‎ She played tennis, and was a fan of John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Chris Everett and Martina Navratilova. She was a keen cook and has written a Book on Indian Cookery with prologue and epilogue with biblical themes. She loved to recite poems, sing hymns both in English and Telugu and children's rhymes. She loved to knit and crochet.

She travelled widely both in UK and USA .

She was devoted to her children, grandchildren and her great-grandson.

She married Soundaraj Daniel Souri, a professor of Philosophy and English     Literature. Survivors include a daughter, Hema Souri-Parsons, London; a son, Mahadev Souri, Olympia; daughter in law, Indira; son in law, Alan John Parsons; three grandchildren, Dominic, Emmanuel and Aruna and a great-grandson,   Gunner Souri-Parsons. A son, Rajkumar Souri, Redlands, Calif., ‎preceded her in death only a few months ago.


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