ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Josephine Munyimani, 64 years old, born on October 28, 1956, and passed away on January 26, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Tinaye Gova on January 27, 2022
Left yet but not forgotten your memory lives with me forever in my heart,
treasured in my heart you’ll stay until we meet again someday.
REST IN PEACE GOGO
Posted by Charis Gova on January 26, 2022
It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remains but I'll always have memories and the cherishable moments,laugh and lessons you've taught me. I will always love you
May your soul rest in peace ~GOGO
Posted by Lemuel Gova on January 26, 2022
I can still recall all the good deeds you have taught me. There will always be a point when I will be able to look at our timeline of memories together and smile. Life has shown us its hurtful side by taking you away from us when we didn't see it coming. YOU ARE ALWAYS LOVED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN
~GOGO
Posted by Vonai Gova on January 26, 2022
Mom, I miss our long discussions, our camp trips , prayer times and giggling over silly memes.Gone but not forgotten
Posted by Tendai Munyimani on January 26, 2022
It's already a year....it still feels like just yesterday. Miss you dearly mummy, especially those longggg calls. I love you so much Vachivi. May you soul continue to rest in eternal peace.
Posted by Mavis Judah Mnangagwa on January 26, 2022
It's been a long year without you Tete, Continue to Rest In Peace beautiful
Posted by Tendai Munyimani on October 28, 2021
Happy heavenly birthday mommy. You will forever be missed. Love you❤️
Posted by Natsai Chibhabha on July 21, 2021
I do not know how many times I have come here and I have not managed to type something. It always feels like words are not enough. My deepest condolences Munyimani's. These testimonies echo mum was such a beautiful soul. She lived, she loved. Thank you for giving me a beautiful friend in Violet. She is kind, resilient and a lot like you. May your memories live on.

Rest Easy Mum.
Posted by Skhu Khumalo on May 29, 2021
MaiMunyimani my Godmother
Those special memories of you will always bring a smile. If only l could have you back just for a little while. Then we could sit back and talk again, like we used to do. You took me on like your own biological child. You always meant very much and always will too. The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause me pain, but you’re forever in my heart ♥️ Until we meet again
Posted by Saniford Suntile on May 29, 2021
Mom l still can't believe you are now not part of this gathering, missing your guidance and advises. I believe you are in the comfort of our almighty God
Saniford and family mic you
MYSRIEP
Posted by Chido Mnangagwa on May 28, 2021
My darling Tete.
The words I would like to say, will not fit on this page, the pain is still fresh and so deep. I miss you more than words can explain. I miss your smile, your constant communication, encouragement, your cooking and spoiling me. Your giving nature I will never forget. I will always love you!!!!
Posted by Tarisai Sibalwa Banda on May 28, 2021
My coconut queen;my white lady in a brown skin. Mama I miss you so much .words fail me. You were simply exceptional. Your smile ma,was contengous; when you smiled,you didn't just do it with you teeth but your eyes and heart too and that brighten up the room. Undoubtedly you loved your God, His word your held dearly at heart. You were a prayer warrior one who would wake up early morning to give glory and set precedent for the rest of the day by engaging with your creator. I do miss the random check up calls and visits. Somehow you had to stick around to see off on my big day,IAM mostly grateful that you made it ma against all the Covid restrictions . Our wedding video makes me feel like you still here with us but reality check brings me to tears. Continue to Rest in the Lord's bosom. Thank you that you gave you to us wholeheartedly. We miss you immensely. Even in death I love you mama

Your daughter,
Tarisai Sibalwa Banda
Posted by Tapiwah Shemen mnangagwa on May 27, 2021
Tete Eddie,mai munyimani,mwana Wa mudhara,the for ever young aunt we had,our advocate,a prayer warrior of the family ❤️ I still can't believe you just died like that tete my heart is broken and I must say am finding it so had to believe and live life without you tete I believe you are in the safest place,but vamasibanda makatisiya pazuva tete  if I was given a chance to vote I couldn't have chosen you,I'm broken  in my endless thoughts I could always consult you tete ndoitasei and you where giving me ideas and encouragement on how to face challenges,,who do I call now,life has never been the same tete may you continue rest in peace ️☮️ amai munyimani love you always ❤️ vamasibanda,,
Posted by marceline ruwaya on May 27, 2021
God called you home and l remained with memories of the great woman you were. ...Your wisdom, care, goodness will live on. You shared your life willingly and moulded me into a woman. Losing you is one of the deepest sorrows my heart knows, you will forever be in my heart , General. Zororai murugare Mama
Posted by Mavis Judah Mnangagwa on May 27, 2021
Tete Eddie,Mai Munyimani,Mai Vonai as we always called you.A tete friend,our female Daddy.Am still short of words tete.My mentor,advisor and a friend.Tears always roll down my cheeks whenever I think of you tete,even as am typing they are rolling down,May God heal us from your passing on tete.It hasn't been an easy situation to accept but God will surely heal us.You ran your good race tete.I miss your long calls,the daily morning devotions and encouragement on the family group ooh tete imii.Continue to Rest In Perfect Peace Mai Vonai vangu.
Posted by Fay Diamond on May 27, 2021
Tete,u were a friend,an aunt,a mentor a councellor,we are still short of words,we miss ur presence..zvinonzi vakanaka ndovanoenda havo..tears my dry bt memories will remain in our hearts,we were robbed,takarwadziswa.Zororai henyu murugare vamasibanda till we meet again in his garden up above..Makarwa kurwa kwakanaka,may your dear soul rest in eternal peace Vachivi....our hearts are still broken..


Mai Noku
Posted by Violet Mabugu on April 28, 2021
Mama, I am still at a loss of words! Who will pray for me? Mentor me? Encourage me to go on even when I felt I couldn’t do it?I have lost my wonderful mother, companion, adviser and mentor. I am so honoured to have been her daughter. I am grieving for the amazing relationship I had with her. I am grieving for my father who has lost the best wife and friend possible to have had, for my children who have only known this wonderful grandmother for such a short time in their lives, for my siblings and their families who have lost a true friend, mother and grandmother. We have all suffered a huge loss. Even though you are not here with us, I know you are smiling down on us and watching over us. Till we meet again Mama, I will always love you. Lala ngoxolo
Posted by taurai munyimani on April 27, 2021
I lost count how many times I wrote and deleted sentences, battling to find the right words that speak my heart and yet I still fail to express how much I miss you mum. Even if I had been given a chance to say goodbye the pain would still be the same. Forever in my heart.

Your Only Son
Posted by Vonai Gova on April 27, 2021
My mum,my heroine, my best friend, my confidante, my business partner, my supporter, my ladies camp mate, prayer warrior ..... Still hurts like yesterday.Trying so hard to come to terms with it but reality is cruel.Time has not numbed the pain , neither has archiving it. I miss your calls and calling you and hearing "hevoi " on the other end.I miss your encouragement about staying firm in my faith and walk with Jesus Christ.Unknow It always seems like we have all the time in the world only to realize how fleeting it really is.I wish we had more time to do and say things we saved for later,which ,along with you is gone forever.I’ll keep walking only with a limp now. Nothing breaks my hearts more than having a world ( or home) that no longer has you in it .Truely missing those hearty meals made with love.Thank you for all that you taught me and my children.Thanks to you Charis wakubika rice to perfection. I am glad you made it home to Heaven ,but ummmmm mum things aint the same down here .Rest easy mum till we meet again .
Your daughter Vonai
Posted by Tendai Munyimani on April 27, 2021
My BFF, I don’t even know what to say, words can never express how much I am deeply hurt. Ndiyani achanditi Tindo with that contagious smile of yours. You were not just a mother but a girlfriend, there is nothing that we couldn’t tell you. I have so much I still want to tell and laugh off with you but I was robbed of that. Who will spoil my child mummy and teach them kuda zvinhu. I will forever miss you so much. This is the hardest thing I have ever experienced. My prayer warrior is gone now we can’t slack. I will cherish every moment we shared together and will miss our calls and your beautiful smile. Love you always mum. Zororai murugare.
Your daughter Tendai
Posted by Rich Munyiamani on April 27, 2021
In Loving Memory of My Dear Wife Josephine VaChivi....

Words can't describe how sad this makes me feel..
Knowing you are no longer here with me..
You were a wonderful wife no more ways than one..
You were a virtuous woman..
You were a counselor..
Your were truly a woman in a million..
You made me laugh..
You made me smile..
You were centre in the world..
A loving companion..
A prayerful woman..
A mother and a grandmother..
I miss you with all my heart. It's a loss that's so hard to bear.. And nothing will make it easier, knowing that you are no longer here.
I'm grateful for the times we had together and I will cherish my memories of you forever. I will miss you endlessly.
Loving Husband Rich....

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Posted by Tinaye Gova on January 27, 2022
Left yet but not forgotten your memory lives with me forever in my heart,
treasured in my heart you’ll stay until we meet again someday.
REST IN PEACE GOGO
Posted by Charis Gova on January 26, 2022
It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remains but I'll always have memories and the cherishable moments,laugh and lessons you've taught me. I will always love you
May your soul rest in peace ~GOGO
Posted by Lemuel Gova on January 26, 2022
I can still recall all the good deeds you have taught me. There will always be a point when I will be able to look at our timeline of memories together and smile. Life has shown us its hurtful side by taking you away from us when we didn't see it coming. YOU ARE ALWAYS LOVED AND NEVER FORGOTTEN
~GOGO
her Life

Biography

Josephine Munyimani was born on 28 October 1956 in Zvishavane. She was the 7th born of the late Zimewa Isaac Mnangagwa and the late Esnath Sibanda Mnangagwa.In 1957 Josephine relocated to Zambia to join her father. She attended primary school at Nambala Girls and her secondary at Sefula Secondary school. Thereafter, she did her secretarial course at Regent College.

13 November 1976 she married the love of her life Rich Munyimani in Zambia, she worked at Zimco until 1980 when she relocated to Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe she worked at Blue Ribbon Foods and took early retirement in 1997 and pursued farming. She was a passionate farmer with her focus being on maize farming, mushroom growing and chicken rearing.

Josephine was an outgoing person with a personality that was hard to miss. Everywhere she went she ensured all was in order and smooth flowing. She was also a no-nonsense person who wanted things done and done right! She was and will continue to be an inspiration to us all for living life to the fullest and not letting anything get in her way.

Josephine was a warm, compassionate and vibrant woman who always went out of her way to help others—no matter what. She was a proud and dignified woman who had a passion for life. She had a wonderful sense of humour which endeared her to everyone she came in contact with and it is a great testament to her nature that she formed so many long-lasting relationships over the years.

Her love for her husband, family and God were incomparable. She was a pillar to both family and friends, she exuded unconditional love to anyone and everyone who she came into contact with regardless of social status and she was willing to mould people to be right with both men and God. Religion has always been a huge part of Josephine’s life. When any of us were experiencing a difficult moment in life, she tended to say, “It is well” or “God will pull us through” or “ NaJesu zvinoita chete”. Through these sayings, she taught us about strength and believing in ourselves."

She is survived by her Husband Rich, 4 biological children Vonai, Taurai, Tendai, and Violet, 7 grandchildren Tinaye, Lemuel, Jayden, Charis, Yamikani, Chelsea and Ryan. She has several other children in faith that she had adopted as her own. A Christian who has served at Methodist church in Zimbabwe and was actively involved in women’s fellowship. She also served as chairlady for the same fellowship. She guided everyone through life with compassion, wisdom, and generosity, because those things were what encapsulated who she was.

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Fare thee well Tete Edifina

Shared by Tendai Lameck on May 29, 2021
Tetez, Mai Vonai, Tete Edifina, we celebrate your life well spent. A mother, a guide, Councillor, mudzori wevanhu vari nunzira isiri iyo. Tete vanga vane nyambo and lots of what i termed 'cabinet' files. She knew all the latest news of what was going on in the family and would update me so I would catch up with family news even if i had been away for months. Never would I come to your home and leave without my ribs hurting from laughing ...you were full of humour . You were never afraid to call a spade a spade. You were a hard worker, i can recall the many businesses you and tete Chinhinga ventured into from when I was a little girl to the time God decided to take you....catering, huku, kusona, kurima tomatoes, howha to name but a few. A great organiser and planner, great speaker and above all I know by the time of her death Tete had become a great prayer warrior...I hope and pray God will grant you his grace and forgive you all your transgressions, as we have all fallen short of the glory of God, and admit you into Glorious home. Mwari ngaave nemi VaChivi till we meet again....hope masangana nadadi, anaGogo nav avamukulu nehama dzose and are having a blast there in heaven ! Sleep easy MaSibanda!

Forever missed my dear sister and icon

Shared by Cousinet Simunyu on May 28, 2021
My sister, my role model.... Taken to Glory unaware. Your advice and teachings will continue to live on.  Will forever cherish your boldness and openness, our unifier and leader....Memories will ever haunt us..