KyNam "Keith" Huu Nguyen

December 27, 1966 - May 11, 2022


Obituary For KyNam "Keith" Huu Nguyen

KyNam "Keith" Nguyen went home with the Lord early in the morning of May 11, 2022 surrounded by his family and loved ones at Duke Hospital. His battle with lung cancer showed his unwavering faith in God and strength in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, KyNam came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.

He was a devoted son, loving husband, caring father, uncle and friend. He was born on December 27, 1966 in Saigon, Vietnam, and his family immigrated by boat to Pennsylvania after the Vietnam War in 1975. He went to college at Drexel University where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering.

KyNam met the love of his life, MyDung, during their college years in Philadelphia. It was love at first sight and together they have three wonderful children: Amanda and her husband Nathan, Alex, and Adam. He worked at Merck as a process engineer for over 20 years and eventually became an Associate Director in Global Engineering Solutions. His work moved him and his family to North Carolina to help start a new manufacturing plant in 2006.

At the Vietnamese Evangelical Church of Raleigh, he was committed to serving the Lord as a deacon, where his passion was leading the youth group by teaching Sunday school, directing handbell and acapella choirs, and praising on the worship team. He proudly supported the growth of the youth group into the new Kingdom Fellowship Ministry. In his leisure, he loved travel and cruising, playing candy crush, watching movies and k-dramas with his children, having morning coffee with his wife, tending to his koi pond, and perfecting his backyard paradise.

KyNam's faith inspired all those around him and his legacy will continue on in the next generation of disciples that he loved and led. A Viewing and Visitation will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10AM followed by the Funeral Service at 11AM at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 7600 Falls of Neuse Rd. Raleigh, NC 27615.

Graveside services will be held following the Funeral at 2PM at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, 770 Stadium Dr. Wake Forest, NC 27587.


14 May

Viewing and Visitation

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Mount Vernon Baptist Church 7600 Falls of Neuse Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
14 May

Funeral Service

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Mount Vernon Baptist Church 7600 Falls of Neuse Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
14 May

Graveside Service

02:00 PM

Pine Forest Memorial Gardens 770 Stadium Drive Wake Forest, NC 27587 Get Directions »
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  • 05/16/2022

    Keith was our neighbor for 9 years in Jamison, Pa. He was an inspiration in how he lived as a devoted Husband , Father and Family man. We are sadden by the news of his passing and will keep him in our prayers, Leo Horner

  • 05/15/2022

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • 05/12/2022

    Keith was a shining light with his smile and encouraging words even during difficult days. A glow remained on his face. We look forward to seeing him again with the glory of Jesus reflected on that same face! Shannon & Zelma Scott, MVBC

  • 05/12/2022

    It has been an honor to know Keith. Our prayers are with your family. The Clark family Raleigh

  • 05/12/2022

    May your memories of KyNam be a comfort during this most difficult time. A memorial donation in his name has been sent to St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

  • 05/12/2022

    He is such an inspiration to us and I am grateful for everything he contributed and the endless support to my family. Thank you God for blessing us with this brother in Christ and that he is at peace in the presence of our Lord.

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