Retired Major Saramma Samuel was born on February 17, 1919 to Mr. P.V. Kuruvilla and Aleyamma Kuruvilla in Kerala, India. She was born and raised within the Salvation Army Church. Throughout her life, she experienced the Lord in many ways, leading her to accept Christ as her personal Savior. As an adult, she made the decision to dedicate her life to ministry and bring the truth of the Gospel to others. Once she completed high school, she attended the Salvation Army training college in Trivandrum. After graduating, God led her into the next chapter of her life: on October 22, 1941, Saramma married Captain P.V. Samuel, a man also dedicated to the ministry and the Salvation Army Church.
After serving together for 25 years within different parts of Kerala and Tamal Nadu, both Saramma and her husband retired from the Salvation Army with the rank of Major. In October of 1982, Saramma and P.V. Samuel emigrated to the U.S. where they lived with their children. On October 14, 2002 P.V. Samuel was called to his eternal home.
For the last three years, Saramma lived with her eldest son, Dr. Varughese P. Samuel and his family in Lufkin, Texas. Major Saramma Samuel was promoted to glory March 3, 2016. She is survived by her children Dr. Varughese P. Samuel, Ms. Annie P. Samuel, Mrs. Mariamma Philipose, Mr. Kuruvilla P. Samuel, Dr. Mathew P. Samuel, and Mrs. Lilly Varghese, along with their families which include 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Major Saramma Samuel is preceded in death by her husband Major P.V. Samuel, her daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Anthrayose, her grandson Jeffrey K. Anthrayose, and her grandson Binil M. Samuel.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing."
2 Timothy 4:7-8
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Warren Funeral Home
Sunday, March 6th, 2016 1:00pm, Warren Funeral Home
Warren Cemetery & Mausoleum