Thambusami Chella


Thambusami Chella, 91, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019. He was born on December 1, 1928 in Madras, India.

He is now at the feet of his Lord and Savior Jesus along with his parents Rev D. and Ruby Thambusami, his stepmother Annabelle Thambusami, and his siblings Sampath, Doss, and Irene and many other loved ones. Chella is survived by his sister Satyabama Johnson, his wife Vasantha Chella (Poppy), and their children, Ruby Johnson, Moses Chella (Willie), and Wesley Chella.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Saturday, December 28 at Emmanuel Reformed Episcopal Church, 100 Grant Avenue, Somerville, NJ. Burial will follow in Bound Brook Cemetery, Bound Brook, NJ.

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son, Jesus. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. John 5:11-13

Guest Book

Peter Emmanuel

Chella Annan / Chella Mama is greatly missed for his kindness, dignity and love for helping all strata of people.
Many wonderful memories of a very caring and loving Uncle. We thank and praise God Almighty for his life that has borne much fruit for the glory of God.
Our sincere thoughts and prayers are for Poppy Athai, Wesley & Beth, Willie & Esther, Ruby & Rajan, grandchildren and extended family.
Love from
Christabel Dorothy,
Thambu, Sheela, Nathan & Rebecca,
Beulah, Viji, Linekar, Linda, Ram & Riyan,
Raj and Harshala Emmanuel

Rajan Johnson

Miss him very much.He has left a hole in our hearts that cannot be filled.

Maggie & Ben Chrisostom

While uncle Chella is being missed terribly here, he is rejoicing in the presence of our Lord. His winsome smile and quiet demeanor is so vivid in our minds.His life and testimony has left an indelible mark in our hearts. Unselfishly, he never failed to place others needs above his own (Philippians 2:4). His life on this earth has impacted countless souls (Daniel 12:3). He was always giving, encouraging, remained positive, and also had a great sense of humor. We are praying for strength for all of you during this difficult time.

Peter Saldanha

To me Appa was a beloved father figure, a giant in living a life of love and service to other human beings. He lived a saintly life and now he is admitted into his permanent home with Jesus. But not before leaving an indelible mark on the lives he touched in his earthly journey.

Sharing the grief of Anna, Ruby, Willie, Wesley.

Malinda Allen

Much love and comfort to the family. While separated for a little while but together in the presents of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Sherry Pike

I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you with peace and comfort during this time. Blessings, The Pike Family

Christopher Manasseh

Chella uncle was genuine, authentic and an exemplary gentleman. Our family like I’m sure many others, were guaranteed of receiving greetings on all of our birthdays and special occasions. Our prayers and condolences to the family

D. Maiyalagan

My heartfelt condolences.

- D. Maiyalagan, AG's office

Kumar Chennai India

Chella our dear friend lived a purposeful life, Loved by thousands in the office he served in India. We pray that his SOUL should Rest in Peace. Distance makes it difficult to participate in person and share the Grievance of his family

Elvyn Sampson

Uncle Chella was a gem of a person who will surely find a place in the crown of our Blessed Saviour.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences from our family.
He was a loving and affectionate husband and father and also a friend to his childrens friends. He had a very rare quality in going out of the way to help people. I was a silent admirer of the Chella family. Uncle and aunty Vasantha were my role model for a happy couple - that why I chose to get married on Dec 28th 1994 (their marriage day also).
May our Lord Jesus give you all aunty, Wesley, Willie, Ruby and their families the strength to bear this irreparable loss.
Good bye uncle Chella, your life has been an example to many. Surely you are safe in the arms of Jesus.