Her husband, Pastor N. D. Roy, was an eminent teacher, preacher and administrator in the Bangladesh Union Mission (BAUM). He worked for the SDA church in East Pakistan and Bangladesh for 36 years and died November 16, 2002. He was 74. Pastor Roy had been suffering for some time in chronic illness and expired as a result of a constant degrading of his health. But Mrs. Roy's expired message is a shock to every known person. She was physically strong and had no severe illness. Just about two weeks before her death, she was in Dhaka visiting children and grandchildren. She was walking on the BAUM campus a few days before. But she is no more with us today. It is unbelievable!
Mrs. Kamola Rani Roy never served our church as a paid worker, but her contribution as a pastor's spouse in the evangelism and church development in BAUM was great. She was a cheerful and loving lady. Since she was married to Pastor N. D. Roy, she had been totally dedicated and supportive to her husband's ministry. Though she did not have privilege to have much academic training in theology, psychology, or education, but she was self-trained and educated to be a model mother and pastor's wife.
She was mother of 7 children (3 sons and 4 daughters) and all the children are well educated and saved in the Lord. None of them are lost in the darkness of the world. The elder son Dr. Douglas Dilip Roy, is an ordained minister. In March he completed his Doctor of Ministry from ALIAS, Philippines and at present he is serving as head of the religion department at Bangladesh Adventist Seminary and College. The youngest son, Timothy Roy, is the principal of Seventh-Day Adventist Marantha Seminary. Two daughters are pastors and the eldest son-in-law is BAUM treasurer.
She had been a successful mother to train her children on the right path. She was a beloved grandmother too! Beside her great role of motherhood she had been an ideal pastor's wife. She was fully dedicated to and supportive of her husband's ministry. When Pastor N. D. Roy conducted evangelistic camp and preaching, she was there with him helping in home visiting and Bible studies. She was an inspiration to her husband. When Pastor Roy was in the hospital in Dhaka, I visited him several times, and she was tirelessly nursing her husband. Mrs. Roy was a loving wife. Maybe her loneliness without her husband was so desperate and that's why she couldn't live very long without him!