Silnet Rodrigo Weerasinghe
November 15, 1943 – March 24, 2020
LIFE SKETCH SILNET RODRIGO WEERASINGHE
Silnet Rodrigo Weerasinghe, 76, of Loma Linda, California went to be with Jesus on March 24, 2020.
Silnet was born on November 15, 1943 to Michael and Agnus Rodrigo in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. She was the third of seven children. Her passion for caring lead her to Lakpahana Adventist College & Seminary and ultimately to successfully complete her Registered Nursing and Midwifery training at Karachi Adventist Hospital & School of Nursing (Pakistan) in 1969.
After graduating as a Registered Nurse, she began her career at Lakeside Adventist Hospital (Kandy, Sri Lanka) before transitioning to missionary work at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital, Tsuen Wan, in 1973 where she served for 10 years. In 1983 Silnet accepted a Registered Nurse’s position at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, California and she held that position for two years. In 1985 she moved to Loma Linda University Medical Center and served there for 28 years in Pediatrics and in the NICU until she finally retired in 2013. In her 44 years of caring for her patients, it became clear that she was a pencil in the hand of God who, through her, was writing His love letter to the world.
In 1964, Silnet met her soul mate, Stanley, and they were married in 1971. Together they had two children, Sharmel and Sunjeeve, and ultimately three grandchildren, Santhush, Shehan and Lana.
After retiring in 2013, Silnet spent her precious time caring for her grandchildren, visiting family back in Sri Lanka, and traveling with her husband.
Everyone that knew Silnet knew of her personal relationship with Jesus and that she walked closely with Him throughout her entire life. She lived her life believing that people may forget what you do or say, but they will never forget how you made them feel. She is remembered dearly for her soft-spoken voice and for her kindness to others.
Silnet's passion for God’s Church, its Mission, and children remained constant in her heart as she spoke of and for these three loves up until her last days of life on this earth. Silnet is survived by her husband Stanley, her children Sharmel (Jeevaka) and Sunjeeve (Kathy,) her grandchildren Santhush, Shehan and Lana, four sisters, Anette, Swanthie, Kanthi and Lilu, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Until we meet again, Silnet’s favorite prayerful song remains in our hearts: “In the sweet by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore…”
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