ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Gail Marsh (Manthe), 77 years old, born on November 14, 1943, and passed away on June 21, 2021.

To us you were someone special, someone set apart.
Your memory will live forever, engraved within our hearts.
Posted by Amanda Schreyer on July 8, 2021
Two memories stand out to me:
Aunty Gail, without skipping a beat, lying down on the ground so Darrel could bunny hop over her with his BMX. She had not seen him do this before, she had no idea if he could do it, yet she trusted him!

The other is my eternal gratefulness for her faithfulness in teaching discipleship lessons to my own mother - it still bears fruit ❤️
Posted by Tracy Watts on June 30, 2021
Pama Kay -
Mrs Marsh aunty Gail was our motivator at Bible College from Sis Fatima she's will be missed
Posted by Tracy Watts on June 28, 2021
Isabel Frankland -
Hi Dear Friend, I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. I know your heart must be breaking at this moment and I feel with you. May our Lord God give you peace , in your grief. Heaven is awaiting and what a wonderful reunion that will be. Love you and keeping you and family in my prayers.❤️
Posted by Tracy Watts on June 27, 2021
Mary Elisabeth Watts -
So sorry for the sudden and unexpected loss of your Mother, and my dear friend Gail, may the Lord comfort you all at this time. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends, I will be praying for you all.
Posted by Tracy Watts on June 27, 2021
Rochelle Bowen -
So sorry to hear this. Sending my love xxxx

Jess and Steve Watts -
Please accept our deepest most sincere condolences love Jess and Steve
We will keep you in our prayers for strength and comfort and courage.

Stacey and Jon Patterson -
So sorry to hear about Aunty Gail. Sending all our of love at this very sad time. :( xx
So sorry for your loss thinking of you all!  Jon

Warren Bowen -
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you at this time.

Candice Jackson -
Hi Tracy,
I've just seen the messages about your mom. I am so very sorry for your loss.
I don't have many memories of her, but I do remember her being a very happy and friendly lady.
Sending you all lots of love. Xx
Posted by Tracy Watts on June 27, 2021
Joan Carmichael -
So sorry to hear of your loss.. how glorious for her to be with her Lord!

Sue Taylor -
So sorry to hear of your dear Moms passing, Tracey. I’ve asked our Lord to comfort you all. I’ll always remember her sweet smile and gentle manner. May the Lord grant you peace.

Jacqui van Deventer -
Sincerest condolences on the passing of your mom. She was such a wonderful example of how to live for God. She was always ready with a laugh and I fondly remember her with a beautiful smile on her face.
May God comfort you as you feel this loss.
❤️❤️❤️❤️

Tracey Lee Carter -
So sorry for your loss she was an amazing woman of God. Condolences to you Tracey and your family

Joan Eyres Groenewald -
I am so sorry to hear this really sad news, thinking of all the family during this sad time. Sending love and hugs

Craig’s Manthe -
so sorry to hear the news my condelences to you all

John Seger -
So sorry for your loss. With my mom just passing, I know that’s it always seems too soon to say goodbye. So glad that we have that wonderful assurance from our Heavenly Father , of seeing them again , in heaven. 
Posted by Tracy Watts on June 27, 2021
Shirley Davis -
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

Lorna De Lange -
Deepest sympathy and condolences to the family.

Nev Berger -
Sorry to hear of your loss Jen. I hope your moms memories bring some comfort to your pain.

Monika Bull -
Our deepest condolences to the whole family ❤

Pamela Butterworth-
So sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.
Alastair Butterworth-
My condolences to the whole family

Vanessa Patterson -
So sorry to hear, Aunty Gail was a wonderful lady, condolences to you and all your family. Tracy. ❤️

John Doyle -
Much in prayer for the family. She is in glory with her precious Hubby. Thankful to the Lord for that gift of eternal life in Him. ❤️

Barbara Doyle -
So so sorry What a shock But we know she is with Jesus and her beloved husband Praying for all .

Zaneth Muldoon -
So sorry for your loss Tracy

Maryna Conradie -
My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time but we find comfort in knowing she is with our Lord...such a special friend with a gentle nature.
Thinking of you all at this time with much love




Posted by Tracy Watts on June 27, 2021
Cheryl De Bruyn -
Robert, Ricky, Jenny & Tracy and the entire family, my sincere condolences on the passing of a very special person. God Bless you all

Manuela Rocha -
My deepest sympathy and prayers. GIF

Ingrid Beyer -
Oh I am so very sorry to hear of your loss!

Alma Nel - My heartfelt condolences to you all!

Marc S Blackwell Snr -
We are praying for the Lord’s peace to guard and keep your hearts as you live through the anxiety or inner stress of this unexpected loss. Her love for you will be your inner strength! Judie D. Blackwell and Marc S Blackwell Sr. “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philip. 4:7

Basil & Milly Bond -
Our deepest sympathy to you all ❤️
Such a dear lady, praying for all of you. It is hard to lose a mom, but what a comfort to know she is safe in the arms of Jesus.
Much love to you all

Eurika Frost-
Our prayers are with you and the family

Kelly La Belle- So sorry. Praying for you all.

Mellisa Booth -
Oh, Tracy, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mark and Sharon Booth -
Praying so much for you all❤️




Posted by Tracy Watts on June 27, 2021
Sam Creigh Smith -
My heart is broken I'm so so sorry ... thoughts and prayers are with you all...

Ian & Cynthia Jamieson-
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love from the Ian Cynthia and families.
May you lean on Jesus in your grief. Your mom was a lovely lady. Fond memories of the times we had at Ladies Camps together and fellowship at church meetings. Much love and prayers.
Jonathan and Lauren Wade -
We are so sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Xxxx

Amanda Schreyer -
So sudden! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I will ever be grateful for her dedication in teaching my own mom ❣And I loved her sense of humour!

Larry Curtis -
Sorry for your loss, Glad you have the peace and comfort of knowing she’s with her Saviour and reunited with your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Amy Carmichael -
So sorry for the loss of your mom. May you be comforted by our Saviour. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Hebrews 4:10 KJV

Jean De Groot
So sad to hear of Aunty Gail’s passing. One of the sweetest ladies I’ve known. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. But we rejoice that she is with her Saviour.



Posted by Tracy Watts on June 27, 2021
Wayne Schmidt -
I see your mom has been promoted to glory. We are sad for you all, knowing she will be greatly missed. Praying for you all. Wayne, Kirstie & Cayden

Allison Fisher -
So sorry for your loss but what comfort to know she's with the Lord. We don't sorrow as others.

Raymond & Rachael -
Condolences from Ray and Rachel. Praying much for the family.
Sad to hear about your loss but know mother grandma Gail is with the Lord Jesus Christ. We will be praying for you all

Brian Doyle - she was a lovely lady
Posted by Tracy Watts on June 27, 2021
David Moore -
So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember meeting your mom when she visited at Milton. She was a sweet lady. God bless you. Will be remembering you and your family in prayer.

Sheena Esselmont -
We are so sad to hear of Gail’s passing. We remember many of the great times we had together. Love to you all.Philippians 4:7 xxx

Vince Kobash -
So sorry to hear this. We rejoice with her in her promotion to heaven, but extend our deepest sympathies and our prayers to all of you in such a great loss.

Lynne Mcllrae -
Oh no, what a shock! But of course a wonderful entry into glory! I feel like I've lost a good friend, such a lovely lady, always with a ready smile. Praying for comfort for all of you.

Debra Smith -
Thoughts and prayers with you at this sad time. A lovely lady who was a blessing when we met her x
Posted by Tracy Watts on June 27, 2021
Cathy McMahon - Gail Marsh 26 Jun 21
When I heard the news of Gail passing my first memory that came to mind was aunty Gail stopping and chatting to me in Leondale every Friday afternoon then inviting me to take Natalie and Belinda to the Kings Kids group this started my journey of finding Jesus and accepting him as my personal Savior. So Thank you Aunty Gail for taking the time to stop and chat to me. It was a privilege to know you and you will be greatly missed.

Belinda Hall -
Deepest condolences. Praying for you all.
Posted by Esther Marsh on June 24, 2021
When I married my dear husband Robert, I remember the privilege of being asked to call "aunty Gail" Mom. Once the grandkids were born "mom " became "ma".

Ma, was soft spoken for the most part, someone I knew I could tell my heart to, knowing she would listen, give godly wisdom and always pray for me!! She loved the Word of God and always had a scripture to share, and in the older days a poem too! She loved the hymns and we spent many times singing together. 

She loved her grandchildren and always had time to lavish love and special things on them. They loved bringing their friends to ma's house, even for sleepovers.

She supported Robert in his call to Missions and let him go to Congo with her support, love and blessing!

"Ma" will be sorely missed. Such a hole is hard to fill.

" Ma, I will meet you at "The River" that flows by the throne of God!!"

Your Daughter in Love, Esther Joy
Posted by Tracy Watts on June 24, 2021
Our Sweet mom will be sorely missed, words can’t describe my sadness. Taking comfort from the Lord. Till we meet again. <3 <3

2 Corinthians 1:3 - 4
3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Psalms 34:18
The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Revelation 21:4
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Philippians 1:3
3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,

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Posted by Amanda Schreyer on July 8, 2021
Two memories stand out to me:
Aunty Gail, without skipping a beat, lying down on the ground so Darrel could bunny hop over her with his BMX. She had not seen him do this before, she had no idea if he could do it, yet she trusted him!

The other is my eternal gratefulness for her faithfulness in teaching discipleship lessons to my own mother - it still bears fruit ❤️
Posted by Tracy Watts on June 30, 2021
Pama Kay -
Mrs Marsh aunty Gail was our motivator at Bible College from Sis Fatima she's will be missed
Posted by Tracy Watts on June 28, 2021
Isabel Frankland -
Hi Dear Friend, I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. I know your heart must be breaking at this moment and I feel with you. May our Lord God give you peace , in your grief. Heaven is awaiting and what a wonderful reunion that will be. Love you and keeping you and family in my prayers.❤️
her Life

Manthe Family

My Mom was one of six children born to Horace and Sheila Manthe.  She had four brothers Bobby, James, Alan, Noel and a sister Dawn. 

Grandmother and Great GrandMother

She loved her children but she adored her GrandChildren Winnie Bond, Daniel Watts, Joshua Marsh, Cherith Marsh, Jordan Marsh, Jeremy Marsh, and the twins Chaylee and Chelsea.  Her Great Grandchildren Edward and Melody Bond. 

Mother

Blessed with 4 children, Lewis Richard Marsh (Ricky) born 1963, Robert Alexander Marsh born 1966, Jennifer Eva Marsh 1969 and Tracy Noelene Marsh born 1971
Recent stories

Ma and me

Shared by Tracy Watts on June 25, 2021
Ma and Me

I can’t express the sadness with the loss of mom, and not being able to be with my family today.
Jen just want to thank you for your sacrificial and  selfless love in caring for mom in your home over the years. 

Ma and me
She was my ma, my lady, my go to, my confidant, my encourager, my best friend, she made me cry and she made me laugh. But most of all I felt loved and cherished by a very proud mom.

Being the youngest her baby, I shared a closeness, also being very much like her in character and in thinking a lot alike.

I always remember my mom being at home for us and she looked after us within her means. She enjoyed reading, baking, knitting and crochet.

She had such a deep love and honour for our dad who we called Papa. He passed away in Oct 2014; and has been sorely missed by all. One could not begin to image her life without him.

She cherished her children.

She loved her son in-law Simon, although they did tease each other often. She loved his preaching and teaching. I will miss sending her the preaching videos as those would be the times when she accidentally called us instead of watching the video.

She was the best grandma ever, from a very young age when Dan heard me calling my mom ma he started calling her ma too. We could never get him to change it to granny but he would occasionally say grandma. Eventually all us children and the grandchildren called her ma. She was my Lady mom.

She loved the Lord with all her heart and it was so evident in every aspect of her life. She would be ready to give a tract and witness. She served the Lord alongside my dad for many years. Even up in years they were still serving in different ways.
Thank you Pastor Gavin for your love and care shown to my mom as church member of Bethal Baptist, for the calls, gifts and love gifts given to her over the years. She desperately missed going to church enjoyed your preaching and teaching very much.

She was a prayer warrior and such an encourager, gentle and tender hearted. The fruit of the spirit of God could be evidently seen in her life that love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance.

She was quite an industries lady, there was a time when she started chocolate moulding and baking of koeksisters, which I use to take to my work at the United Bank in Jhb and made sales on many floors. She did that for a few years and then went into teaching preschool.

We taught together at the same school, she loved her preschoolers and they loved her like a granny.

Mom with her business skills ran a little tuck shop at the Prechool School. From lollies to chocolate cake.

Mom had a love for pretty things from flowers, fragrance, candles even a pretty serviette. Today I am wearing this pretty blouse that I have bought for her. 

She like me, loved chocolates, sweets and snacks, well then again who doesn’t. I think this love runs deeper in some of our family members more than others.

She loved some of the UK treats like curly wirlies and wagon wheels.

Mom had a love for sports and was quite a serious supporter when it came to cricket and very much so with Rugby and the Bokke Bokkes,Biltong and all. There were times that I would have to call her back, as she was finishing up watching  a match. She also enjoyed tennis. I believe mom was a good swimmer and won medals in her younger years.

Moving to the UK was the hardest separation for mom and me. But she knew we were going to be serving the Lord and have been for 16 years. She has faithfully prayed and encouraged us personally and in the ministry. I am so thankful for our family holiday reunions where we have made fantastic memories and will continue to do so.

Mom had extended her friendship even here in the UK where there are many that loved her gentle Godly character. Even one of the ladies at my work would send her a English lavender hand cream andbody spray every time I go over.

What a Lady!

I could write a book about Ma and Me but I best stop now.

Philippians 1:3-11
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.

Your Baby



Susan

Shared by Jenny Kruger on June 24, 2021
Susan is the young lady that cleaned our home, who came to work today 24 June21 but was so distraught about the passing of my beautiful mother that I had to take her back home. On the way there she told me that she will forever miss my Mom's voice when she greeted her "Hello my Suz how are you?" and her beautiful smile.
My Mom used to say to Rick and I we couldn't have second helpings of dinner because she needed to keep left-overs for Susan.  She treated Susan like her own daughter.  My Mom gave her a Bible with a message in it which Susan says she will treasure forever.
I aspire to being as kind as my Mom was.
Love you always Mom - Jenny