Francois Kalambayi passed away March 9, 2020 surrounded by his beloved family. He is off to the heavenly sky to be with our Lord Jesus Christ. No more suffering, no more pain. It has been a long hard road for his wife and all his children watching him decline, but he is not suffering anymore. He was born on March 27, 1946 and was one of 7 children born to the late Antoine Maboyi and Nathalie Kalanga who is still alive. Francois attended Nguema Elementary school, then received his high school diploma at St. Louis College in Kasai Central. Following High School, he traveled with his family to Kinshasa the capital city to further his education. He graduated with high distinction from IPN with a bachelor’s degree in French and African Linguistics. After being an assistant teacher for years, Francois received his PhD and became a full professor. He was married for 52 years to his sweetheart, Lucie Kabuay. Francois had a passion for electronics and enjoyed listening to classic music. Left to cherish his memory are his children Maurice, Jean Claude, Veronique and Mitterand; grandchildren Believe, Ornella, Jean Claude, Julianna, Ofranel, Ange, Michelle, Davina, Daniel, Arianna, Brianna, Daniella, Caleb, Samuel Marc Antoni, Jo Warren, and Nathanael; and a host of extended family and friends.

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  1. I remember how very happy Francois was the last time we were together at the birthday celebration in February. He had a big smile and gave a thumbs up as we greeted each other. Such a sweet, gentle man!

  2. Papa François Kalambayi, Merci d’avoir accédé à la demande qu’Agnès et moi vous aviez faite en 2001, afin d’être nos parrains de mariage, Maman Lucie et vous même. Je tiens en ce moment où l’on s’apprête à vous conduire en votre derrière demeure, vous dire merci pour toutes les bonnes choses que vous avez faites non seulement à mes frères Maurice, Jean-Claude, Véronique et Mitterrand mais également à nous tous qui vous avons aimé et connu. Au nom de mon épouse, de Maman, la veuve de votre frère Clément Muambi, de tous mes frères et au mien, je vous souhaite cher Papa parrain, un bon voyage au ciel, pays de votre véritable citoyenneté ! Au revoir Papa François, puissiez-vous vous reposer en paix dans le sein d’Abraham !

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