Vijay Anand Hassan Nagendra lost his 6 year battle with brain cancer at the age of 17on Monday, October 5, 2009 at his home. Beloved as a son, brother and friend. He is survived by his parents: Mary B. and H.V. Nagendra; brother, Nikhil; and sister, Uma.
Vijay will be remembered for his resilience against hardship, determination to enjoy life, and sense of service to others. He fought disease relentlessly, and repeatedly beat the odds with unexpected comebacks. His ability to continue laughing and joking, even when in need, was an inspiration to others. He was always armed with a joke to lift a serious mood. He was touched by many friends, neighbors and extended family who brought him care and encouragement when he most needed it. He gave back through Camp Challenge and through Bread for the World's annual Walk for the Hungry.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Camp Challenge, (P.O. Box 10591, N.O., LA 70181) to establish legacy awards in Vijay's name or to Sisters Servants of Mary, (5001 Perlita, N.O., LA 70122) to continue serving the chronically and terminally ill.
Wake will be 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2009 at
Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 10th at
Mater Dolorosa Church. Visitation will be at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The family guest book may be signed on line at www.greenwoodfuneralhome.net,
Vijay Nagendra was the son of H. Nagendra, former President of Central Carrollton Association & Founder of the Carrollton Area Network.