“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me,
even though he dies, he shall live.” (John 11:25)
Glory be to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
With deep Sorrow we announce the passing of our devoted father, Sulaiman
AbdulNour, on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. He is the loving husband of Lydia
Oussi for 66 years, father of Bashar (wife, Suha AbdulNour), Ghada (husband,
Raad Findakly), Naseer (wife, Hala AbdulNour), Rand (husband, the late Qais
Farjo), and Ramez (wife, Cecilia Frangool). He was a man of peace and
compassion, and most loving father and grandfather. He always had a big smile
and showed love and respect to everyone. He was an avid reader with a great
knowledge that he instilled in his children and fourteen grandchildren.
Sulaiman AbdulNour was born in 1924 in Mosul, Iraq, where he attended primary
and secondary schools. He graduated as a pharmacist in 1949 from the University
of Damascus in Syria. He started his pharmacy, AbdulNour Pharmacy, in Mosul in
1951. In 1959 he moved with his family to Baghdad, Iraq to escape political
persecution. In 1963 he moved again with his wife and children to Beirut,
Lebanon for the same reason. He chose to go back to Baghdad in 1968 to be
close to his extended family. Throughout his long life, he managed to start new
businesses, always helped others, and contributed abundantly to his beloved
Syriac Orthodox Church and the community at large.
There will be an open visitation this Saturday, September 10, at 10:00 a.m. at Sts.
Peter and Paul Syriac Orthodox Church located at 25566 Lahser Rd., Southfield,
MI 48033, followed by a resurrection prayer service at 11:00 a.m.
A committal service will follow the church service immediately at the Holy
Sepulcher Cemetery located at 25800 W. 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48033 (248-
A mercy meal at Sts. Peter and Paul Syriac Orthodox Church Hall will follow the
burial. Afterwards, the family will be accepting condolences at the church hall
until 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Sts. Peter and Paul Syriac
Orthodox Church using the link below or in person:
All donations will be forwarded to help needy Christian families in his motherland.
May the Lord Jesus Christ grant eternal rest to his soul and keep him in heaven
with the true believers. God bless.