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Leomi Alexia Stoutt-Abednego, 58, was born to the late Zephaniah and Zelma (Cameron) Stoutt on November 13, 1964 in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US Virgin Islands. She was the fourth of eight children. Leomi graduated from the Charlotte Amalie High School, and furthered her studies at the University of the Virgin Islands where she earned her BSN Degree in the field of nursing. Immediately following nursing school, Leomi began her career as a Registered Nurse with the Roy Schneider Memorial Hospital in St. Thomas. After a few years she relocated to New York City where she joined several of her siblings living in Brooklyn. There she pursued her passion in nursing between Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
At the age of 28 she returned to the Virgin Islands, to marry Alex Abednego, the man of her dreams with whom she started the family adventure of her lifetime.
In 1998, the family moved to Berrien Springs, Michigan for Studies at Andrews University. In the same year Leomi joined the Lakeland Regional Health system as one of their valued Registered Nurses until the family later settled in South Bend, Indiana. In South Bend she was employed as a full-time nursing instructor at the Brown Mackie College. Upon the closing of Brown Mackie in 2017, Leomi joined the Services of American Senior Communities, working as the Clinical Education Coordinator and Infection control Nurse at their Cardinal Nursing Home. In 2021, Leomi accepted a position with Beacon Health Systems and served as a highly favored School nurse for the Dickinson Middle School.
Leomi was a devout member of the South Bend Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church where she faithfully served in several departments. Many of her family, friends and acquaintances will attest to her delicious meals and cuisines, and she was asked to prepare many of her exceptional dishes, along with her gift of decorating, for special occasions.
Leomi was truly an inspirational, confident, poised, kind, compassionate, Christian woman. She would always see the good and positive in others. On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, after a brief illness, the Lord called Leomi to her final resting place, in the comfort of her home. She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband Alex Abednego, 3 sons: Alex (Janice) Abednego, Jr., Vince Abednego, and Davon (Gineya) Abednego, all of South Bend IN. Two brothers: Danny (Rose-Anna) Stoutt, and Floyd Stoutt of Tortola British Virgin Islands. Three sisters: Bernadette Prince, Patria Stoutt, and Noreen Stoutt of Maryland USA. Three brother-in laws: David (Mavis) Abednego, Ariel Abednego, and Donovan Prince, Two sister- in laws: Rose-Anna Stoutt and Lisa Lettsome-Stoutt. Her mother in law:Glover Abednego, and a host of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Zephaniah and Zelma Stoutt, her brother Havert Stoutt, and her sister Genevieve Stoutt. A Celebration of life will take place on Sunday March 5, 2023 at 3PM with a viewing one-hour prior at First Church SDA 1936 Altgeld St. South Bend, In 46614. Burial will take place in the Tortola British Virgin Islands. Arrangements are entrusted to www.boydandsonfuneralhome.com where condolences may be shared.
Sunday March 5, 2023
First Church SDA 1936 Altgeld St.
South Bend, IN 46614
We have established a memorial fund in honor of Leomi Abednego with donations going towards her passion for Health and Wellness, Education and Community Service, via the Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, South Bend, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leomi Abednego Legacy Care Fund (LLCF) via:
Cash app at $bereansb7 - (Please note as LLCF) or
click on: (Ways to Give | Berean SDA Church (berean7.com)
/donations/Select "Leomi Legacy Care Fund" or
Mail contributions to Berean SDA Church, PO Box 1146, South Bend, IN 46624
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