Bjay Oommen “Biji” Varghese

10/27/1947 –


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  • Funeral Praise and Prayer Service
Date: 01/03/2020
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 7:00 pm
  • Visitation
Date: 01/03/2020
Time: 7:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
  • Funeral Service
Date: 01/04/2020
Time: 11:00 am
 – 12:00 pm


Bjay Oommen Varghese (Biji), 72, of Lubbock, Texas, passed away peacefully on December 24th, 2019, in Dallas Methodist Hospital surrounded by his family and close friends.  A Godly man, he was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather.  He was born to parents A.Varghese and Aley Kutty Oommen, on October 27th, 1947, in Alapuzha, Kerala, India.  He was then moved to Munnar, Kerala, till he was seven years old, where his dad was the manager for the Devan Hills Tea Estate.  Then, his whole family moved to Carey Island, Malaysia, in 1954.  Bjay was the oldest of their five children.  He was a big brother and took care of his four younger siblings so well.  He finished his elementary through high school years in Port Klang schools in Carey Island, Malaysia.  He then returned to India in 1968 when he was 21 years old and finished his degree at a private university in Aeronautical Engineering.  After his education, he started his first job in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.  He then met the love of his life, his wife Rajamma, and got married on September 19th, 1974.  Then together, they moved to Madras, India, where they lived for four years.  They had their first child, Betsy, and a year later, their son, Biraj.  They then moved to Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Al Ain, UAE where they resided for almost 20 years.  They also had their youngest daughter, Susan.  He then decided to build their dream house in Kerala, India, where they lived for five years later decided to move to Lubbock, TX, USA.  He was employed for 14 years at the City of Lubbock Water Engineering Department and retired there.

Bjay is survived by his beautiful wife of 45 years, Rajamma; his beloved children; Betsy Varghese, Biraj Varghese, Dr. Nicole Black-Varghese, Susan Idicula, and Dr. Winslo Idicula.  He also adored his Six precious granddaughters, Mckayla, Serena, Kaleigh, Ellyson, Chloe, Bella, and his bonus grandchildren Hayes and Olivia.  He is also survived by his two brothers and two sisters, numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, A.Varghese & Aley Kutty Oommen.  Bjay will be remembered as an amazing husband, exceptional father, and a godly man who made the gospel known and invited others to know his Lord and Savior.

“For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.  If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard-pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.”  Philippians 1:21-23

Bjay Oommen “Biji” Varghese passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019. The family will host a praise and worship celebration on Friday at 6:00 pm followed by a reception at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. We will celebrate his life of 72 years at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel.  Friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish in the area below the obituary.


17 thoughts on “Bjay Oommen “Biji” Varghese”

  1. Elizabeth Mammen Prasad

    Our hearfelt condolences and prayers to Rajammma and family . May Bijay Uncle soul rest in peace. from Joseph and Helen Prasad and family, New Jersey.

  2. Betsy and Family,

    We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. May God help you all through this hard time of sorrow. We continue to keep you all in our prayers.

  3. Dear Family and Friends

    May the peace of God be with you and comfort you. I’ll be there for the funeral. “Amazing grace..”

    John Abraham and family, McAllen Tx

  4. Sarada and Kumarapillai Narendrans

    Our deepest condolences.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May his soul Rest In Peace.

  5. Susan I’m thinking of you and your family and sending my prayers for strength and healing. Im so sorry for your loss.

  6. My heartfelt condolences to Rajamma and Children . He was a man of GOD with an intimate relationship with his Lord and Savior , Jesus Christ . I will miss him but U know that He is promoted to Glory and right now, Biji is enjoying the presence of HIS MASTER

  7. Susan I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Keep the memories with your daddy always. Prayers to all of you

  8. Pastor DavidWSavage

    Our prayers are with each one of this great family. We will be doing Gideon Memorial Bibles in his name!

  9. Anish Chacko
    Hearty Condolences..He was a man of dignity and staunch faith.
    May his soul rest in peace !

  10. Bjay was a gracious man, he possessed a contagious smile and his countenance revealed his love for Christ our Lord. We celebrate the legacy of faith he leaves behind to family and friends.

  11. My heartfelt condolences and prayers to the Varghese Family. I was blessed to work with Bjay for many years. I was most honored to join Bjay and Family when he became a U.S. Citizen. BJay was very proud of this accomplishment and I was grateful to be included in that small part of his large life. Bjay was a humble and Godly person and will be missed by all who knew him.

  12. Biraj and family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

  13. Biraj, sending all my love, prayers and condolences to you and family during this time. I am very sorry for your loss.

  14. May God bless Rajammama and Biraj, Betsey, Susan( Chicku )and all families. God give u all peace, comfort, and courage and strength during this time. He iwill be missed but we shall again meet on the beautiful shore as Jesus has promised. Keeping u all in our prayers. Love , Joji, Elsie and all from NJ

  15. Sam & Elizabeth Mathew

    A life well lived; a life well served; a life well loved; a life well aware of the challenges and well faced; a life well versed in the scriptures and well knowing his Lord and Savior; a life that can be well cherished and treasured; a life that served as a good example for others; a life well loved by Christ. He lived it full and complete. Now his soul rests with his Lord.

    2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4:
    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God”.

    May He grant the comfort and strength to the family and friends.

  16. To all the Varghese family,
    My deepest sympathy to you for the passing of Bjay. Bjay was a treasured friendship that I became acquainted with as his service as an employee of the City of Lubbock Water Engineering Department. It was always my pleasure to listen to him share his faith as I was in his department many times as a local land developer. In the inspiring words of Paul, Bjay’s life was Christ directed, Christ devoted, Christ determined and Christ dated. Christ was at the center and circumference of his life. My life was enriched by his faith and faithfulness. Blessings be upon all his loved ones for the cherished memories.

    Joe Stettheimer

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