Jane Ngugi

Jane Njeri Ngugi

Tuesday, December 9th, 1980 - Saturday, June 20th, 2020
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Jane Njeri Ngugi was born in Kisumu, Kenya on December 9, 1980 to Nelphat Mbiyu Ngugi and Elizabeth Wairimu Ngugi. She confessed Christ at an early age on May 11, 2008 at St. Thomas Parish in Washington, DC. She attended schools in Xaverian, primarily Jomo Kenyatta High School in Kenya and received her education at The Catholic University of America in the District of Columbia.

Jane later met and married Tim Bergstrom on August 13, 2005 in Nairobi, Kenya. From this union was born one son, Karl Ngugi Bergstrom.

Jane departed this life on Saturday, June 20, 2020 and was preceded in death by her father, Nelphat Mbiyu Ngugi and brother, Paul Ngugi. She leaves to mourn her passing her son, Karl Ngugi Bergstrom; Mum, Elizabeth Wairimu Ngugi; sisters, Dorothy W. Ngugi, Kathleen W. Ngugi, Anne W. Ngugi, Joan W. Ngugi, and Lucy W. Ngugi; brother, James I. Ngugi; nieces, Stacy W. Okoth, Jean Ngige, Daisy Ngige, Mica Munroe, Elizabeth Wairimu, and Cassia Prisco; nephews, Kai Mbiyu and Dave Mbiyu; grandnephew, Sai Mbiyu; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Jane Njeri Ngugi will be held at 1:30 pm Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at the Samuel C. Rogers Jr. Memorial Chapel 4315 N. Main Street Jacksonville, Florida 32206. The visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at the Funerals by T.S. Warden 4315 North Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals by T.S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Service

    Friday, July 3rd, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Friday, July 3rd, 2020 1:30pm
    Samuel C. Rogers Jr. Memorial Chapel
    4315 N. Main Street
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  • Interment

    Friday, July 3rd, 2020 |
    Friday, July 3rd, 2020
    Evergreen Cemetery
    4535 Main Street
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Miriam mutua

Posted at 11:58pm
Rest in everlasting peace, we as kwitu family we will miss you,condolences to your son and to your family, safari salama salimia maulana mungu akipenda tutaonana tena


Posted at 01:29pm
Rest in Eternal peace my baby sister. In Gods loving arms you rest. You were loved beyond words.

Wanjiru Muraga

Posted at 10:56am
Njeri, I met you so briefly. You had such a profound impact in those few hours. My heart aches for your son, for your sisters, for your brother, for your Mom. I wish them peace in this time. May they take the memories of you and wrap themselves up with them when the cold of pain and sorrow comes calling. Fare thee well.....


Posted at 08:58am
My dearest aunty…

Memories flash back on the happy times we had together when I was a child… Swimming every weekend, walking everywhere with you when I was around 7yrs old. Always asking you a million questions which you were always happy to answer. I remember you’d always say hi to people we passed as we walked. Even asking the old watchmen how their day was and giving them a warm smile. You told me ‘even if you don’t have much to offer someone, a smile and a conversation is enough’. That was the earliest lesson I got about being kind. Everybody mattered to you. And so many times I looked at you and I wanted to be just like you.

Years later when I got my first job at 17 years old, which was so difficult and always had me in tears, you dedicated the song ‘I hope you dance’. You constantly reminded me to keep being curious, humble, adventurous, daring and loving. Your words got me through many difficult times in my life. I can still hear you singing Kenny Rodgers and Phil Collins to me in Kisumu as I stared at you in amazement. I remember your love for Liverpool and Steve Gerrard…. I remember the first cellphone I ever saw in my life was yours- around the year 2005- a grey Vodacom phone- which had the ringtone:
‘And if you ready mek we dweet
Ah Mek we dweet, mek we dweet
Ah Mek we dweet, mek we dweet’
How we would always sing and dance to it before you picked up your calls 😊

Your love for your country and your people… Shouting ‘I’m home’ in between tears when you first came back to Kenya to visit from the States. Your superb writing about Africa and her people. Which we will forever treasure and read. Africa’s lost girl. Today Mama Africa mourns for you.
You went through so many things in your life, but you always remained pure and loving. Giving to others even when you didn’t have enough for yourself. Always trying to connect with yourself spiritually- even in your trips to Spiritual places like Rishikesh and South America.

They say some people are defined by what they own (e.g. a house), take it away and they don’t know who they are
Others are defined by their status in society (e.g. a job or rank), take it away and they don’t have an identity
But very few are defined by who they actually are (their qualities). This is why so many people loved you. Because you were loving, caring, adventurous, free spirited, believed in chasing your dreams regardless of the challenges. And you lived your life. Not anyone else’s. Despite any challenges and criticisms you faced, you lived your own life and chased your own dreams. You brought happiness and inspiration to those who you met. And that is how we will forever love and remember you

A wonderful mother to an amazing boy Karl.
A beautiful daughter
A caring sister
A loving aunt
A loyal friend to many
A great writer & poet
And a beautiful human being

Rest well my aunty. I hope you are in Heaven smiling as you see the love you have left behind
God takes the best of us sometimes. Our hearts are heavy, and we will miss you. May God rest your soul in eternal peace. Rest with the angels, because you have always been one of them.

Love Always, Stacy.


Diane Bergstrom, David, Shari, Lily, and Nate Herw

Posted at 08:53am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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