The handmaid of God, Ilham Salem Elias El-Farr, wife of Raied Issa Khoury, reposed in the Lord on January 9, 2015. She was born on December 25th 1969 in Jordan. She is the mother of Alaa, Sarah, and Fatin. She is also survived by her mother Fahimeh Sahawneh and eight sisters with families in Jordan and the United States: Seham, Nadia, Heyam, Reham, Dema, Ameera, Faten, Wafa.
Before getting married and while in Jordan, Ilham received her education in Computer Science and was a school teacher in Mathematics. After migrating to the US, she finished her education in medical billing and was employed in a large oncology practice. Thirteen years ago she was diagnosed with cancer, and her strong will, faith, and determination helped her survive all these years.
Ilham will be greatly missed by her family, relatives, friends, and parishioners of Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Yonkers. His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph presided over her funeral service on Monday, January 12, 2015.
May God rest her soul in peace and may her memory be eternal. The Lord has given, and the Lord has taken away, blessed be the Name of the Lord.
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