Obituary of Mercy Rebekah Paul
Rev. Mercy Rebekah Kanagamani Paul, entered into heaven on August 25, 2022, surrounded by her loving family and friends, following a sudden diagnosis with severe, acute leukemia (AML) and ICU hospitalization on August 10th. She was 78 years young and lived in both Monroe Township, NJ, USA, and Chennai India.
Funeral Home: M. David DeMarco Funeral Home, 205 Rhode Hall Rd, Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Viewings will be held on Friday, Sept 2nd from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, Sept 3rd from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at M. David DeMarco Funeral Home.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 3rd at 11:00 am at M. David DeMarco Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fernwood Cemetery in Jamesburg, NJ.
Mercy was born in Chennai India on September 17, 1943. Her loving parents raised her to be strong and independent, yet tender-hearted and kind. After marrying her husband, Rev. John Piriadasan Paul, in 1969, they emigrated to America where she worked in International Avionics, Horchow Collection, and Xerox Corporation until settling into raising her two children, Pam and Caleb, as a homemaker. In 1987, Mercy and John began full-time Christian missionary work in India and for the next 35 years, she faithfully served God alongside John, conducting mass crusades and establishing churches and orphanages in India, all while mesmerizing millions with her beautifully crisp, powerful singing voice. Mercy and John were married for 53 years.
Anyone who knew Mercy knew how compassionate, loving, and tender-hearted she was. She loved to laugh and had a razor-sharp wit. The juxtaposition of her kindness and feisty personality were unique only to her. Her incredible, radiant smile was absolutely infectious; once turned on, no one could not escape its light. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law, auntie, and friend to so many around the world. Everyone who knew her, loved her.
Mercy is preceded in death by her mother, R. Dhanabhakiyam, her father, T. Subramaniam, brother Ghandimani, and two sisters Bharathimani and Sathyamani.
Mercy is survived by her husband John Piriadasan Paul, daughter Pam Paul and son Caleb Paul.
We request that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent directly to: https://gofund.me/0aab9510 or through Zelle at US phone number: 1-859-533-7104
All donations are set to go directly to her loving husband, to navigate funeral and medical expenses following Mercy’s sudden passing.