Sona Manuelian had a passion for serving others, building homes for Armenian families

Sona Manuelian had a passion for serving others, building homes for Armenian families

MAYWOOD, N.J. — Since 2003, the dynamic duo of Sona and Leo Manuelian have led annual Fuller Center Global Builders trips to Armenia, building simple, decent homes for families in the homeland they loved dearly. They most recently returned to Armenia in June of this year, the first Global Builders trip since the onset of the pandemic.

Shortly afterward, Sona learned she had pancreatic cancer. She died on Christmas Eve at the age of 68, surrounded by family, including her beloved husband of 42 years.

“The work of The Fuller Center is driven by its dedicated volunteers, and none was more dedicated than Sona Manuelian,” Fuller Center for Housing President David Snell said. “Her many trips to Armenia leave a legacy of families there who now have decent homes. We will surely miss her.”

As we in The Fuller Center family reflect upon Sona’s generous volunteer efforts with The Fuller Center for Housing, please join us in praying for her family during this difficult time.

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  • That is so sad! I remember readingf recently about their latest housebuilding trip to Armenia. I can’t believe she is gone now. God bless her and her family. Every day is precious, and it always sounded like she used every day to the fullest.

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