OBITUARY

Nancy Padilla Arjoonsingh

March 2, 1948September 9, 2020
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A Celebration of Nancy Padilla Arjoonsingh’s Life

Some people look at a blank canvas and see a vacant space. But, an artist worth her salt will look at that canvas and ENVISION infinite possibilities. Nancy Padilla Arjoonsingh was born an artist. She lived 72 years before she was called home to Christ on the evening of Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Much of Nancy’s story is about launching into the unknown, whether it was moving from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City at the tender age of 18, earning a spot at the famed Fashion Institute of Technology despite her limited grasp of English at the time, or undertaking the enormous responsibility of raising a family. Through it all, we gravitated to Nancy for her unwavering love of God, family and friends, her tender heart for the most vulnerable in society, her staunch commitment to animal rights, her rhythm for good Latin music, and her unparalleled sense of humor. While many people talked about retirement and slowing down, Nancy launched into a second act that was an explosion of creativity in painting, sketches, floral design, photography, bargain hunting, and worldwide travel. Nancy is survived by her intrepid travel companion and husband of 49 years, Jaiseery Arjoonsingh, beloved children Lakshmi and Jay Arjoonsingh, many cherished siblings, including her dear sister Edna Padilla, and her canine babies Brisky and Bruzer. Mourners may pay their final respects Thursday, September 17, 2020 from five p.m. to eight p.m. at Baldwin-Fairchild Oviedo Funeral Home, 501 E. Mitchell Hammock Road. A service celebrating Nancy’s beautiful life will be held Friday, September 18, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon at Baldwin-Fairchild Oviedo Funeral Home. At one p.m., Nancy Padilla Arjoonsingh will be layed to rest at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 2300 Temple Drive, Winter Park. (*Due to Covid 19 precautions, we are strictly limiting attendance on each day to invited or authorized guests. We’re also requiring masks, excluding those with valves, and minimum six feet social distancing indoors at all time. Thank you.*)

Hello Dearest Family and Cherished Friends. We are so happy that you will join us to celebrate Nancy Padilla Arjoonsingh’s beautiful life. Due to Covid 19 precautions, we are limiting in- person group attendance for the Wake/Visitation and the memorial service. In compliance with CDC guidelines, we are also requiring masks be worn indoors at all times and a minimum six feet social distancing, please. So, we cannot hug you. But we will blow many kisses your way and tell you how much we love you. Nancy’s husband Jim has likely contacted everyone to determine who will be attending one event or the other, so we can restrict large gatherings but still unite in celebration of Nancy’s life.

*The memorial events are being held at Baldwin-Fairchild Oviedo Funeral Home. 501 E. Mitchell Hammock Rd, Oviedo, Florida 32765// ph: (407)-366-8999 Wake/visitation: Thursday, September 17, 2020. (5pm-8pm.) Memorial Service: Friday, September 18 2020. (10 am-noon.) Committal Service: Friday (one pm) Glen Haven Memorial Park, 2300 Temple Dr., Winter Park. The funeral service will also be live-streamed. To attend remotely, please click either link. A countdown to Nancy’s memorial is being displayed. https://youtu.be/PW2-ylR2nwM https://youtu.be/ROP30gkv-pU Remote viewers can also send messages that the family will be able to see after the funeral service. The recording of the occasion will remain available for viewing on YouTube for 30 days. In her will, Nancy instructed that when we dress up for her homegoing, we should only wear black if we think we look good in it. She also asked for good Latin music. That means, get your vocal chords ready to sing, mi gente. In lieu of flowers, the Arjoonsingh Family asks that you send a donation, in memory of Nancy, to any of the following charities: St. Jude, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando, or Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. However, we are sure that Nancy would smile on any genuine charity that protects animals, drives innovative research to eliminate cancer or alleviates the pain of children. Nancy was…and still is… about speaking up for the historically marginalized, the voiceless and the vulnerable. Thank you. With love

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Friday, September 18, 2020

Memories

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Charles Baxter

September 20, 2020

Dear Pastor Jim, I remember the few times I visited your home in Waterford Lakes, Fl. The calm, sereen presence of your wife Nancy was a delightful contrast to your booming personality. Her love for painting, nature, her black and white dog was immediately evident in your home. Seeing you both, from time to time in our worship services at Faith Assembly certainly reminded me of God's match-making skills.
Some months ago, when we thought we had lost you during one of our Sat. morning Men's Prayer Meeting, and God miraclously revived you without any medical attention, I see now it is that you could faithfully serve Sister Nancy to the end! TGBTG

Slava Bortnik

September 19, 2020

We met Nancy only once, when Lakshmi was inducted into Syracuse University Hall of Fame at a lovely NPR reception in D.C. We’ve heard a lot about her over the years, and it was a great honour to finally meet her. We’ll never forget this beautiful, refined, extremely talented and intelligent woman. Nancy’s spirit lives on in her beloved children.
Slava and Shawn

Bobby Arjoonsingh

September 12, 2020

An angel, a light that always shines , forever and ever amen.

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