This website is dedicated to the celebration of the life of Rathnamma David Pereji, a virtuous woman who glorified God through every aspect of her life. She was a woman of strong character, wisdom, and great compassion. Her strength and dignity are a result of her reverence for God. She will always be remembered for her unconditional love, gentleness, humility, kindness, endurance, and forgiving nature. She faced any kind of hardship with a quiet resilience. Her name Rathna means 'a jewel', 'a precious stone'. She lived a life that was true to her name. 

As the eldest daughter in her family, she lived an exemplary life that brought honor, respect, and joy to her parents. Her love for her siblings was a motherly love.

She loved God with all her being. Prayer, daily devotions, meditation on the Word of God, and total reliance on God were an essential part of her life.

She was a loving, caring, devoted, and loyal wife to her husband John David Pereji, and an amazing mother to her four children - Samson, Christopher, Sujatha, and Wellington. She raised her children in an atmosphere that permeated with reverence for God, praise, worship, memorization of scripture, and strong faith. Her way of instilling discipline into her children was marked by pure love, kindness, acceptance, and a total absence of judgment. She worked hard all her life and put the needs of her family and others before her own. Her selfless sacrifices held the family together.

She was gifted with a sweet singing voice, played the harmonium and the harmonica, and appreciated art and literature. She nurtured similar talents in her siblings, children, and grandchildren.

"Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her: Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all." (Proverbs 31: 28, 29)

She respected her in-laws and cared for them deeply. She was an amazing daughter-in-law and a loving sister-in-law. As a mother-in-law, she was a great example of love, kindness, and diligence.

She delighted in her nieces, nephews, and grandchildren and enjoyed their individual, unique gifts. She always adored them and loved spending time with them. In 2017, she was blessed with her first great-grandson, Jayden, son of her first grandson John Pereji. She shared a special bond with Jayden, who would light up and burst into squeals of laughter every time he saw his great-grandmother. She was part of baby Jayden’s first few years, right from cradle ceremony, to Anna prasadam and beyond. She instilled great values in her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews through her example of love, joy, appreciation, selflessness, kindness, and generosity. 

Throughout her career, and even after retirement, she served those who were sick, with compassion, selflessness, and tenderness. She served as unto God and prayed for everyone's needs. She was always willing and ready to help - regardless of whether the person in need was a member of her family, a friend, or anyone else.

She valued everyone and blessed everyone. Thankfulness was her natural response to even small acts of kindness. Her sweet smile was a window to her pure, tender love.

The best ways to honor the life of Rathnamma David Pereji are to thank the Lord and give Him all the glory for her life, and to emulate her examples.

Her memory will continue to live in our hearts. Although she is no longer with us, we continue to enjoy the blessings of the fruits of her labor. Let us cherish the memories we have of her, and follow her example of doing good to others, bless and uplift one another, love more, and forgive more.

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Rathnamma was the firstborn child of Kamatam Solomon & Santhoshamma.
She was born on July 16th, 1929, at Wadde Kothapalli of Warangal District, Telangana. She spent her early childhood at Wadde Kothapally, with her parents and siblings: Manikyam, Karuna, Kanthaiah, Sathaiah, and Santhosham.


When she was five years old, she walked a few miles every day to attend school in a nearby village known as Gottiparthi. She received her elementary education at a primary school run by a local preacher at Gottiparthi.

After primary school, she continued her education at a Christian school at Alair, of Nalgonda District. Based on her academic merit at Alair, she was selected to pursue higher education at the Wesley Girls High School, Secunderabad. In addition to quality Christian education in Engish Medium at Wesley, she received training to be part of the choir, to sing soprano, and tenor. She excelled at singing and playing musical instruments such as the Harmonium, and the harmonica. Throughout her student life, and even while she was a nurse, she enjoyed participating in various sports. 


Soon after graduation from Wesley Girls High School, she enrolled in a training program in nursing, at the Mission Hospital in Medak District. While at Medak, she was trained by British doctors. After graduating from Medak, she pursued further training at the Ramayampet Mission Hospital. After her initial training and working at the mission hospitals, she got selected for employment in the state government hospitals. Being employed by the state, she was posted in different hospitals at various places, and promoted to higher responsibilities. She trained many batches of auxiliary nurses. She enrolled in specialized training at Osmania General Hospital as a hosteller and passed with a distinction. She then worked as Head Nurse for a few years and retired as a gazetted officer at age sixty. Earning a decent pension since her retirement, she was financially independent and was a blessing to those around her until she was called to glory on May 16th, 2021. During her career, she worked at Medak, Ramayampet, Khammam, Siddipet, Sangareddy, Hyderabad, and Vikarabad.


It was while working at Medak, that she married Pereji John David on May 31, 1950. They lived in various places such as Medak, Ramayampet, Humnabad, Nirmal, Ramkote, Hyderabad, Khammam, Siddipet, Sangareddy, Vikarabad, and  Secunderabad.

They raised four children: Samson (born in Ramayampet), Christopher (born in Dudgaon), Sujatha (born in Medak), and Wellington (born in Khammam).

Samson and his wife Manikyam are blessed with three children: John, Sandeep, Swetha. John, his wife Sharon, and their son Jayden live in Hyderabad. Sandeep and Swetha live with their parents in Doha, Qatar.

Christopher and his wife Rajkumary are blessed with two daughters: Cheryl, and Meryl. They all live in the USA.

Sujatha and her husband Winston are blessed with two daughters: Hazel, and Mabel. They all live in Secunderabad.

Wellington and his wife Merlyne are blessed with two sons: Anugrah and Akshay. Akshay lives in Dubai, UAE. Wellington, Merlyne, and Anu live in Mettuguda, Secunderabad.



Late Kamatam Manikyam and his wife Late Shanthamma are blessed with four children: Jayaraj, Rajarathnam, Gnananandam, and Vijayalakshmi.

Jayaraj and his wife Pushparajamani are blessed with two children: Srujan Varun Kumar, and Sowjanya. They reside in Khammam.

Rajarathnam and his wife Suvarna are blessed with three children: Vennela, Helen, and Jeevan. They are all residents of Uppal, Hyderabad.

Gnananandam and his wife Indira are blessed with two sons: Dheeraj and Prakash. They reside at Dudgaon of Nizamabad District.

Vijayalakshmi and her husband Vasanth Kumar are blessed with two children: Chandra Prakash, and Nancy. They reside in Nirmal.


Rathnamma has two younger sisters: Karunamma and Santhosham.

Karunamma and her husband Gajula Daya Rao are blessed with three sons. They live in Hyderabad, with their eldest son Praveen Sukumar, daughter-in-law Padmaja, and granddaughters Angelina and Alisa Joyce.

Their second son Naveen Sukumar and his wife Anne are blessed with two children: Alethia and Nathan. They live in Newton, Pennsylvania, USA. 

Their third son Kiran Sukumar and his wife Lilian are blessed with two sons: Joel and Jaxon. They live in Newton, Pennsylvania, USA


Kamatam Sathaiah and his wife Samadhanam are blessed with three sons and two daughters: Rathaiah, Sanjeev, Solomon, Suvarna, and Jeevamani.

Rathaiah and his wife Mariamma are blessed with a son, Madhu, and two daughters: Salomi and Anita. They are all residents of Kothapally.

Sanjeev and his wife Swarnalatha are blessed with two sons: Ajay and Ajit. They all live in Hyderabad.

Solomon and his wide Swarupa are blessed with two daughters: Jessie and Niharika. They all live in Hyderabad.

Suvarna and her husband David are blessed with a son, Ameen David. They reside in Nalgonda. 

Jeevamani and her husband Narsimha are blessed with a daughter Nissi. They live in Jangaon. 


Kamatam Kanthaiah and his wife Late Mrs. Kamatam Rathnamma are blessed with three sons and a daughter. 

Their eldest son Prashanth Kumar and his wife Kalpana Karthiki are blessed with two children: Prem Anugrah and Pearl Asenath. Prashanth lives in Saudi Arabia; Kalpana, with her two children, and father-in-law Kanthaiah live in Siddipet.

Their second son Vijay Kumar and his wife Rajani live in Siddipet. 

Their third son Anand Kumar and his wife Nancy Neelima are blessed with two children: Noel and Catherine. They live in Siddipet.

Their only daughter Vasantha and her husband Clement John Praveen are blessed with a daughter Rebekah Zoe. They live in Bangalore - Hosur.


Santhosham and Late Mr. Budha Prabhudas are blessed with a son and a daughter: Bhushan Pavan Kumar and Priscilla Prem Kumari. Santhosham lives in Karimnagar.

Pavan and his wife Surekha are blessed with two daughters: Shiphrah Angel and Sarah Aliena. They currently reside at FPW - Canaan, Ankushpur, Ghatkesar Mandal.

Daughter Priscilla and her husband Samson are blessed with a daughter and a son: Noble Raj, and Simiya Roseline. They reside in Karimnagar.

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