Namkunda Nampombe Kashimbiri
  • 98 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 12, 1916
  • Place of birth:
    Suji, Nkogo, Tanzania
  • Date of passing: Sep 7, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Los Angeles, California, United States
Let the memory of Namkunda be with us forever. The family is raising funds to send our beloved Bibi back home to Tanzania to be laid to rest. Details below:

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Namkunda Kashimbiri, 98, born on February 12, 1916 and passed away on September 7, 2014. We will remember her forever.

Bibi's Memorial Service (in the United States at Berean SDA Church) may be viewed by accessing and selecting Berean Sabbath Service.

Funeral services for Bibi Namkunda Nampombe Kashimbiri were held in Suji on the 28th of September, 2014


We have done our best to honor her wishes and we wish to THANK EVERYONE WHO PLAYED A PART IN HELPING US TO BURY HER IN TANZANIA. 


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by mashambo washington on 17th September 2017

"03 year today since we heard your voice, 1 year today since we saw your perfect smile, 1 year today since you set your eyes on us..1 full year missing your advice, jokes and hugs.. We miss you much BIBI. You will forever be in our hearts. May you continue resting with the angles."

This tribute was added by nampombe taylor on 7th September 2017

"Nakumiss kila siku. Ningependa kuuliza maswali.  Ninataka kukubusu na kukukumbatia.  Nataka unipikie mandazi na ugali kama zamani. Nataka kusikia ukiniita 'NAMBEEEEE' mara elfu kidogo.  Ningelipa hela kusikia sauti yako tena.  Roho inaumia mpaka leo. Nakupenda. Nashukuru. Pumzika na amani erawe."

This tribute was added by nampombe taylor on 12th February 2017


Leo ungefurahi mno!  Nilifanya mazoezi na niliwasaidia wenzangu.  Nafahamu ungechecka sana ungesikia hadithi hizi.  Sikumbuki kama tulishangilia sikukuu yako yakuzaliwa...lakini nita anza leo.  Nakupenda. Nakumiss.  Nambe wako daima!"

This tribute was added by nampombe taylor on 18th October 2016

"Sina maneno, bado inaumia...lala salama Bibi"

This tribute was added by Jalemma Emmanuel on 8th September 2016

"You are in our hearts forever lovely BIBI"

This tribute was added by Risper Washington on 16th September 2015

"still in my mind my wajina"

This tribute was added by mashambo washington on 7th September 2015

"To live in the hearts of those we love is never to die. However Death is the last chapter in time, but the first chapter in eternity. Forever missed my BIBI  N.N.K."

This tribute was added by Kulagwa Bundu-Onyango on 25th September 2014

"Bibi I love, we love. and its hard  to say good bye.  You are in our hearts always. May God watch over you till we meet again with our Lord and Saviour. You will forever be missed.
Nakupenda sana sana bibi."

This tribute was added by Sungura Sungura on 22nd September 2014

"She was my second mother and she will be missed."

This tribute was added by Risper Washington on 17th September 2014

"Nilimpenda san my bibi jamani hasa pale alipokua akinisisitiza kuhusu kufanya kazi kwa bidii kipindi nitachopata ajira."

This tribute was added by leslie mwanjesa on 14th September 2014

"We love you bibi but God loves you much.May our prayers be by your side;today,tomorrow and even forever.Amen"

This tribute was added by Thomas Phiri on 13th September 2014

"Bibi NNK will never be forgoten for her vast knowlegde and her teaching talent i remember her teaching us how to write,maths,songs,even washing our bodies,you created in us confidence that makes us move on even in difficult times in life.forever missed Bibi yetu kipenzi"

This tribute was added by Debbie Neighbor on 11th September 2014

"My condolences go out to the family and friends of Namkunda.  From reading about her I know she will be missed and was loved by many.  No matter what, it can truly be said that death is an enemy and soon it will be brought to nothing (1Cor. 15:26).  I have found much comfort in the Bibles promise of a resurrection hope of our loved ones at John 5:28, 29 and hope you will too.  Death was never a part of Gods original purpose, in fact he yearns to soon bring an end to it and the suffering it causes your family and friends.  Revelation 21:4 states: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.  The former things have passed away."  I did not know Namkunda, but I read her obituary and I hope these scriptures will help to bring some comfort knowing that others care.  If you would like to learn more about the Bibles promises and the hope it brings, please feel free to contact me."

This tribute was added by mashambo washington on 10th September 2014

"the swahili song that bibi Namkunda Kashimbiri taught us when we were still young, still sonund in my heart till this very day,

1.    sitasumbuka kwa kuwa mungu ni baba yangu kabisa,
        hawezi kunisahau mimi ingawa akijificha

            sijaiona nyingine siku,
            ya jana imetoweka,
            na leo mungu anazijua hitaji zote ninazo.

2.  maua yote anayavika na na ndege wote wa anga
     wanapokea chakula chao pasipo shamba na ghala.
3. nitafurahi katika bwana na kama ndege naimba,
     najua kwamba nyakati zote babangu ananitunza."

This tribute was added by Ephata Sozigwa on 9th September 2014

"Rest in peace bibi NNK."

This tribute was added by Jalemma Emmanuel on 9th September 2014

"The most awesome Bibi ever..... you will forever be missed... and always proud to be your Grand-son.... May your humble soul rest in eternal peace.. Amen"

This tribute was added by Fue Chambi on 9th September 2014

"At the dawn of that bright, gladsome wonderful morning, shall we all rejoice as we behold our Sweet beloved Bibi Namkunda. We have heard, we will remember, we will put to action, the wills and yearnings you always bade us to hearken to. God of heaven, teach us to honor NNK with our acts."

This tribute was added by Mashambo Chambi on 9th September 2014

"Every one you see on the pcs I've added here are the generation of Bibi NNKashimiri.."

This tribute was added by Mashambo Chambi on 9th September 2014

"Sina neno leo lolote sasa furaha yangu kwa Bibi NNK ni kua; nina hakika ya kuonana nae kwa Baba yetu wa Mbinguni.
Changamoto ni yangu mana Bibi amenionyesha njia ni mimi kuifuata njia hiyo. Bibi kipenzi cha wengi tuta mkumbuka sana kwa yote lkn hasa alipenda umoja na hii its bcz of her love spirit.
I'm doing my best to make it sure I meet you in Heaven my Biiibi:-)"

This tribute was added by Raphael Phiri on 9th September 2014

"8thSeptember, 2014 will be remembered as a day a Matriarch in the name of Nampombe Namkunda Kashimbiri breathed her last. On this day Bibi, you breathed your last when the cold hand of death took you away from us.
Much as the pain of losing you may be unbearable, yet we will forever celebrate your life and thank God for the gift of you to us.
We were generations so fortunate to have had you for virtually a full century.
To us, you were a Grandmother unlike any other. You were a pillar for several generations, a uniting factor and a wellspring of wisdom and guidance.
You taught us many virtues that we could neither learn at school nor indeed from any formal college.
You were always concerned about our welfare and well-being.
You were our prayer warrior and intercessor.
You provided leadership in various aspect of life to many. As our mentor, you always lovingly corrected us whenever we departed from the virtuous ways you taught us.
Though you are physically gone, our memories of you will be cherished for the rest of our lives.
Rest in peace our Beloved Bibi, our Mentor, Leader and Matriarch, till we meet again in eternity."

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