Mathew Thekkekara Cherian

11/25/1953 ~


Mr. Mathew Cherian, affectionately known as Sunny, was born on November 25, 1953, to the late Chacko Mathew Thekkekara and the late Rosamma Mathew Thekkekara in Veroor, Changanacherry, Kerala, India. He was called home by his Savior on October 16, 2022. Sunny is survived by his wife, Bridget, their two children Antony and Rose Cherian, his daughter-in-law, Salini Cherian son-in-law, Justin Joseph and his grandson James Cherian. Sunny and Bridget married in 1985 and later moved from India and settled in Houston, TX.

Sunny was a devout father, husband, brother, and son. His love for his family was unconditional and always put their needs above his own. He will be remembered for his kind and gentle heart and his ability to make others laugh and feel at home. Sunny was passionate about gardening and enjoyed fishing and cooking with his family.

Throughout his life, he was very supportive, encouraging, and nurturing to all around him. Even during his battle with cancer, his faith in God was unwavering, and remained positive in his outlook. Our hearts are heavy, but we are rejoicing that he is at peace and in heaven with his loving Lord and Savior.

Parents: Late Chacko Mathew Thekkekara & Late Rosamma Mathew Thekkekara

(Veroor, Changanacherry)


Wife: Bridget Cherian


Children: Antony Cherian & Rose Cherian



Anamma Joseph

Joseph Mathew

Thankamma Mathew

Joy Mathew

Varughese Mathew

Omana Thomas

Kunjunjamma Antony


Pall Bearers:

Antony Cherian

Justin Joseph

Justin Jacob

Mathew Jacob

Jerry Vettemthadathil

Robin Stephen

Order of Memorial Service


Main Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Johnykutty George Puleessery


Wake and Viewing Service


Holy Qurbana


Final Prayer


Interment: Forrest Park Funeral Home

Blessing of the Grave

Rite of Committal

Placing of Flowers and Dust


Directions to Cemetery from Church:

Turn right on Present Street

Turn left onto US-90 ALT W/N Main St

Turn right onto Dairy Ashford Rd

Turn left onto Westheimer Rd


Forest Park Funeral Home and Cemetery

12800 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077






Wake Service and Viewing:

Friday, October 21, 2022 10:00 AM

St. Joseph Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

211 Present St., Missouri City, TX 77489


Funeral Service:

Friday, October 21, 2022 11:00 AM

St. Joseph Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

211 Present St., Missouri City, TX 77489



Friday, October 21, 2022 1:00 PM

Forest Park Funeral Home and Cemetery

12800 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077





Our deepest gratitude to the family and friends who have helped and supported us during this difficult time. No words could ever express our appreciation for the love and support that has been shown to our family. Our special thanks to Rev. Fr. Johnykutty George Puleessery and members of St. Joseph Syro-Malabar Catholic Church for their help and prayers.


The Cherian Family

Service Information

A viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 21, 2022 at St. Joseph Syro Malabar Catholic Forane Church with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Park Westheimer.

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