Fela Vanlalfela Colney

  • Born: August 1, 1969
  • Died: October 23, 2021
  • Location: Greenwood, Indiana

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Vanlalfela "Fela" Colney of Greenwood, Indiana passed away on October 23,2021 of a heart attack. Fela was born to Pastor Lalhluna and Tlanglawmi Colney in Falam, Myanmar on August 1, 1969. After graduating from Dinthar High School in Aizawl, Fela attended Spicer Memorial College (SMC) in Pune, India.

After moving to the United States, Fela married the love of his life, Zioni Colney on November 18, 2007 in Sligo SDA Church, Maryland. Fela and Zioni were blessed with two children, Omi and Akima. Fela started his career in the United States working for the Food and Drug Administration, but quickly found his footing in the plumbing business. After working 16 years as a plumber with the Roto Rooter Plumbing company, Fela started his own plumbing company, Colney Plumbing and Drain Service, in 2019.

Fela was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend, and a devoted member and Church Elder of the Indiana Mizo SDA Church. Fela was kind, generous and always the first to help when someone was in need. He was liked by all who met him. He never met a stranger.

In addition to his wife and children, Fela is survived by his parents: Pr. Lalhluna and Tlanglawmi Colney, his siblings and their spouses, Pr. Lalchansanga h/o Ramsangpuii Colney, Pr. Vanlalnghaka h/o Hmingthansangi Colney, Lalrinmuani w/o Ishmael Azmi, Lianmami w/o Lalchungnunga Bawitlung, Lalthangmawii w/o Rokunga Ralte, Rinthanzuali w/o Lalnghinglova Colney, Lalthangveli w/o Pastor Lalmuasanga Chawngthu, Rinthanmawii w/o David Lalrinawma Hauhnar, Rinthanpuii w/o JH Sangkhuma, Valaltana Colney h/o Lalhmingmawii Varte, and Laldingliana h/o R. Lalrindiki Fanai . He also leaves behind a host of cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

He is preceded in death by his younger brother Vanlalkima Colney.

His loved ones look forward to the day where they can finally be reunited with him. As the word of God says "Surely, I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus."

A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Singleton and St. Pierre Funeral Service & Cremation Services, 7602 Madison Ave., Indianapolis. Additional visitation will be held on Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at Indiana Mizo Seventh-day Adventist Church, 850 N. Bluff Road, Greenwood. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Greenwood.

Arrangements are in the care of Singleton and St. Pierre Funeral & Cremation Services.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest condolences to Zioni, kids and the Colney Family
It's been a very hard week after hearing about the sudden demise of my dear brother and friend Fela. From our first meeting we clicked and became best of friends and I always looked up to him as brother and he never let me down. He was honest, sincere and true to his word. Always willing to help and never expected anything in return. I know his passing away has created a huge vacuum in the lives of those who were blessed to know him closely. My prayers are with you and I look forward to meeting my dearest brother when the Lord comes.

Posted by Ramesh - MD - Friend   October 31, 2021

A va pawi tak em tih loh chu sawi tur kan va baihvai em! A hun lo tak a Fela boral ta mai chu. Zioni leh a fate tan a hrilhhai thlak lutuk bawk, pa tel lo a USA a an khawsa tur hi ka lainat lutuk, a bik takin Lalpa awmpuina leh hruaina ka dil e. Nu leh pa tet lai a boral san ka ni a, Vanah Pa ka nei tih hla ka phuah ang khan Vanah enkawl tu Pa Pathian in nei ve a ni, min hruai angin ani pawhin hruai ve ngei ang che u. Lalpa ke bulah in hmuh leh thuai kan beisei. Love & hugs - Pastor VanLalkima Sailo

Posted by Pastor Van Sailo - Saint Joseph, MI   October 30, 2021

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Zioni and the children, parents and extended family. So untimely and so very sad. May God's comfort be upon you at this time of loss and sadness.

Posted by Miriam Christian - Ellicott City, MD - Friend   October 29, 2021

Dear Akim and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know he must have been a great man because you, Akim, are an amazing student and friend here at school. I know he must be so proud of the person you have grown to be.

Please know that if you or your family needs anything, to please let me or the school know. We are here to help in any way we can.

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Mrs. Weinzapfel

Posted by Johanna Weinzapfel    October 29, 2021

Heartfelt condolences to the family. Keeping you all in our prayers.

Posted by Madhu Smith - Pune   October 29, 2021

Condolences to the family and to his sister Nutei. I remember him in Spicer, a quiet and friendly person. RIP.
Lennie Samuel, Spicer Adventist University

Posted by Lennie Samuel - Pune - Friend   October 28, 2021


Fela ka nau duhlai, a hun lo ka va la ti em. Ka ui lutuk che, ka ngai lutuk che.

Posted by Lalthangmawii Ralte - Lunglei - Brother   October 28, 2021

Fela, I vanglai tak, in nupa, in chhungkua in hlim vanglai tak mai a I nupui fanau te I kalsan thut mai hi chu engkim mai hi a tliak hnawp mai anih hi. I nupui fanau leh chhungte pawh ni si lo hian kan ui ngawih ngawih mai che a, I hmangaih em em I nupui leh fanau te kan tawrhpui ngawih ngawih mai anih hi. Hehawmna hi Lalpan kan tawrh a phal si a.Nutei Sailo, Rebecca Sailo &Benjamin Sailo. Maryland.

Posted by Nute Sailo - Maryland   October 28, 2021

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