On the morning of Tuesday June 13th, 2023, Mervat Husam Madain (maiden name: Mervat Salim Kakish), better known to all as Mimi, passed away at the age of 52 in West Covina, California. Mimi was rushed to Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital late Monday evening after fainting while playing games with her family and passed away the next morning surrounded by her family she loved so much. Mimi’s life seems too short to many, but those who were touched by her understand that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Mimi was a caregiver by nature, always seeking to serve those around her, making sure every need of others was met even at expense of her own. She gave everything to everyone and held many roles in the lives of those she loved.
Born to Salim and Rose Kakish in Amman, Jordan on August 26, 1970, Mimi was the oldest of six children. From birth, Mimi was quick to take responsibility and help her parents and siblings in any way she could. Mimi loved learning and worked hard in school. In 1988, she graduated from Al Zubiedia High School and Al Wasefia College in 1989 with an Associates in Business. Alongside her family, Mimi immigrated to America in 1990 where she would get married and have children within the next few years. Once her children were in school, Mimi worked in real estate for several years until she eventually earned her nursing license and went on to work as a nurse for nearly 15 years. Aside from being a nurse, Mimi was an active member of her church and a consistent volunteer at her children‘s school.
Mimi is survived by her husband Husam Madain, her daughters Jessica and Melissa Madain, her mother Rose Kakish, her siblings Muna, Manal, Rania, Raed, and Ramzi Kakish, all of her nieces and nephews, and the rest of her large family and many friends.
Funeral services and burial will take place on June 27, 2023 at 12:00pm at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park, West Covina. A mercy meal will follow at Eden Garden in Glendora, CA.
A celebration of life service will also take place in Pennsylvania where Mimi lived nearly half of her life. Details of that service are still to be determined.
Those wishing to honor her life and continue her sacrificial love can make a donation to Good Shepherd Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania; the hospital which cared for Mimi after her stroke in 2015 and gifted her family another 8 years of life.
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