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Colonel Chelliah Mony of Salvation Army Dies

Monday, October 9, 2017, 15:40 (IST)

Colonel Chelliah Mony, territorial commander of India central territory of the Salvation Army, passed away on Sept. 25.

Mony was promoted to Glory, a term used by the Salvation Army to describe the death of a Salvationist.

"We salute the Colonel for his many years of faithful service to God and to The Salvation Army," read a statement from National Council of Churches in India (NCCI).

Mony was commissioned on May 13, 1976.

"His ecumenical outlook and genuine concern for the people proved to be a blessing for many. He served with exemplary passion for the Glory of God," read the statement.

On Sept. 26, his funeral was held at Booth Tucker Memorial Church Corps Hall (Nagercoil).

He is survived by his wife Colonel Mallika Mony, and four children, Yesumarline Mony, Yalin Rancy Mony, Darline Santhini Mony and Alwin Devarasu Mony.