Sosamma Pailo, age 76 of Irving, Texas, passed away on July 3, 2021. She was born on November 9, 1944, in Thottakad, India, to Joseph and Annamma Pailo. Sosamma was one of eight children, five sisters and two brothers. While in India, Sosamma worked for the Christian Medical College Hospital in Vellore before being recruited to the United States by Parkland Hospital in June of 1969. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1987 and Master of Science in Nursing from Texas Women’s University in 1990. She worked as a nurse for Parkland Hospital for 38 years, including work in maternal and child health and psychiatric / mental health. She simultaneously worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the City of Dallas from 1992 to 2002.
Sosamma had three children; Bena in 1972, Benoj in 1975, and Benjamin in 1978. Sosamma dedicated her life to her family and to her risen savior, Jesus Christ. She was very involved in mission work all over the world, including Bible translation, bike ministries, Bible distribution around the globe, jail ministry, and homeless outreach in Mexico. Sosamma was most proud of building ten churches throughout India, Africa, and Sri Lanka. She did this to honor her children and grandchildren by spreading God’s love throughout the world.
Sosamma is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Annamma Pailo, and two sisters, Chinnamma Varghese and Leelamma Pailo. She is survived by her sisters, Ammini Poovadi, Mary Kurian, and Achamma Kuruvilla and two brothers, Joseph Pailo and Isaac Pailo. Sosamma is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bena and Denish Joseph, her son and daughter-in-law, Benoj and Beena Jacob, and her son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin and Kathryn Jacob. Sosamma was blessed with seven surviving grandchildren: Braeden and Daniel Joseph, Nikolas and Amelia Jacob, and Judah, Beau, and Willa Jacob.
Sosamma loved the Lord with all her heart. She praised and prayed to Him relentlessly. She actively sought for others to understand and know the depth of His love. In her death, she would pray others find the Lord in their lives, dedicate their lives to Him, and seek to serve Him daily.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
2 Timothy 4: 7
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