We are very sad to announce the death of Eleonora Kisembo Stundon
Known to many as "Akiiki", Eleonora's life before becoming a wife and mother was extraordinary, and inspired many in her Tooro Kingdom homeland in Uganda. Her story began deeply rooted in her love of God and her family, which was further enriched by her time as a nun with the Banyatereza Sisters, teaching young children, leaving to raise her younger siblings, and eventually meeting John Patrick Stundon. Together they shared a passion for helping others and fostering an environment of love and compassion which was the foundation upon which they built a home for their children.
Eleonora will be reunited in death with her cherished mother, Mildred Banura and beloved father, Raphel Rusoke along with most of her Ugandan family; and her dearest love and husband, John "Atwoki" Stundon.
Her spirit lives on through her brother, Boniface "Apuli" Rusoke; sister, Restituta "Abooki" Ritter; son, Sean Stundon; daughters, Winifred Davidson, Bridget Kyser, Sheila Hackbarth and Mildred Waterford; her 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends.
Eleonora's family will also be creating a charity organization in her honour that will help support the health care needs of the elderly nuns of Fort Portal that have dedicated their lives to caring for the people and children in their communities and will fund sending supplies, and scholarships for Ugandan children.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations were requested "In Memory of Eleonora Kisembo Stundon" to: Improvingchances.org, for which we are very grateful.
The funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church Temperance, MI. Burial will be private in Mt. Olivet Cemetery Detroit, MI.