ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Martha Tumban Mba . We will remember her forever.

Educational account has been set up for the children.I am hoping that you will help contribute towards this cause. Your donation in any amount is highly appreciated.

Wells Fargo bank

Account name: Anthonia Okeani

Account number: 9764009610

Money can be transferred by Zelle, direct deposit and checks. 



Posted by ANTHONIA OKEANI on April 11, 2021
Beloved Martha, Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure
Posted by ANTHONIA OKEANI on December 29, 2020
Let’s light the candles and celebrate this special day of your life. Happy birthday.
Posted by ANTHONIA OKEANI on April 11, 2020
I thought that I would miss you so, and never find my way.

And then I heard the angel say ‘She's with you every day.’

The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around,

reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace she's finally found.
Posted by ANTHONIA OKEANI on December 28, 2019
Happy Birthday!
Today is your Birthday in Heaven above my blessings I send on the wings of the dove not just for today, but everyday hereof I think of you always with all of my love. Always Loved, Forever Missed ❤️
Posted by Lucie Gwannulla Fusi on May 27, 2019
Majestic in life
Amazingly selfless up-lifter
Radiant beauty inside and out
Talented beyond measure
Heartwarmingly kind and generous
Angelic in words and in deeds
Our dearest sis Martha, we are heartbroken and desolate. We will miss the warmth of your smile and the soothing calmness of your voice. You will be missed beyond compare. Farewell our irreplaceable one of a kind phenomenal woman.
Love you forever
Martin and Lucie Fusi
Posted by Akuh Mundi on May 27, 2019
Dear Martha,
It has been so difficult for me to write an eulogy for you because I do not want to believe you are no longer with us. When I last saw you at the hospital, I prayed and asked the Lord to relieve you of your pain and make you strong again. He did answer, my prayers though not as expected. God called you to be by his side where there is no more pain but eternal life. The physical separation from you is very though on all who love and care about you. I think about you everyday. I do feel your spirit and will always think of you in the present.
Ma, you are a very special sister. When I moved from England, you took me under your wings. You took me everywhere and helped me in settling down. You so fondly called me “Mr. Mundai”. This came about when you took me to the MVA to get my driver’s license and someone butchered my name. I did not notice I was the one being called up until you nudged me. Losha and I had many fun filled weekends with you in Cambridge, MD. I always called you on your birthday, December 28th. Our lives became hectic with parenting but we kept in touch.
Ma, I will dearly miss you - your soft, subtle and calming voice -your gentle personality. You are so caring, selfless and loyal. You are always a voice of reason and compassion. You are honest. You correct with subtly. You are kind, peaceful, generous, gracious, classy – the ultimate virtuous lady. I will always think of you in the present!
Dear Ma, I have learnt so much from you. You are spiritual, resilient and strong. You are faithful and I know you are now in Heaven. I learnt from you how to be resilient, how to be graceful under pressure, when things are not going your way. You are always hopeful, positive and optimistic. You are a tenacious lady who is unweavering in her principles. You fought cancer for over two years. You gave it your all and you won! Yes, my sister is rich in spirit. Her body will rest in peace as her spirit lives eternally. You are truly one of a kind. 
Yes, you are dearly missed. Ma, your trust in the Lord has set you free. Jesus conquered death and break the chains of death.
Ma, you are now with Pa and all of our loved ones who went before you. Please, always intercede on our behalf. Our hearts mourn you. Our eyes are tearing, the night is dark. Hopefully someday it will be bright again when we rejoice in joyous praise as we celebrate eternity together.
With love from Akuh
Posted by Licy Caspa on May 26, 2019
My dear Martha,
I have been avoiding this page because I am still in denial that you left us. I am now beginning to face the reality. I debated with myself what good will it be for me to write when you will not be able to read it. However I settled that others who did not have the opportunity to know you will be trilled.
Martha, you were more a sister to me than just a friend. We were together in Maryland leaving in the same building with our respective brothers. I relocated to California in 1991 to join my husband and you follow suit in 1994 to join your husband as well. Martha, in 2016 when I got ill, you were there for me every weekend with food and checking on my medication making sure I wasn’t being prescribed meds that were of no benefits. You always called me everyday while on your train ride returning home asking if I read Psalm 91 as you asked me to do daily. I remember how we will talk about our kids especially the boys and laugh. Martha, what happened to you and where are you? I miss you so much. A great friend, very quiet and soft spoken, a role model, the lovely wife to your husband and a wonderful mother. God loves you more. It is hard for me to say goodbye. My dear Martha, Rest well with the Lord knowing that your husband and children are in good hands.
Posted by Martin Caspa on May 26, 2019
Martha,
It’s hard for me to write in here about you as an indication of gone for ever “ Ms soft spoken”.
Yes you are not going to read it or know about it, but your kids will and I hope they at least replicate your footprints.
However I must face the facts of life, where exiting is a requirement not an option.
Your footprints from the day you set foot in California, had been significantly traceable with a character worth replicating.
But I’ll narrow-in to your count down days to exit this world as my lasting glimpse to save.
When I was in the health fire fighting mode with my wife, you delivering professional health tips and I can still see you cooking and carrying cooked variable dishes across town over with your family for dinner at the Caspas.
How touching for me then of you character.
If I had to redesign the world, your character will be a requirement.
Ms. Soft spoken, I wish you a peaceful exit and Rest In Peace till we meet again.
Posted by Mabel Onoh on May 24, 2019
Good bye Martha!
When the fangs of death sink, there will be no time to look for loved ones, no time to say good byes, no time to check on vanity (for all is vanity). Worst of all, no time to make up differences with enemies. Search therefore your souls, reconcile with your enemies (if any, I hope none) and surrender to God.
I will not dwell on this spirit that is upon me which advises that we seek the kingdom of God today while there is still time. Can we question God?... NO! Can any of you question God? Of course NO! You may if you so wish. I know that Martha has gone to be with our Lord, are we ready to go? If not, let us all be ready for no one knows when they will be called to come home.
May your lovely soul rest in peace. It is a call that we must all answer to.
Posted by Shaibu Mbah on May 20, 2019
Ma Martha, You raised me from Nothing to Something and gave me the light of my life.You showered me with mother's love and made me a privileged student by providing my needs and bonuses.The goals you set for me have been achieved but where are you to receive a "Thank You"? Rather you welcomed me on my first trip to the USA with a courageous smile from a sick bed at the peak of the illness that conquered.
I accept your untimely departure as the Will of God. Otherwise, you were perfectly disciplined on the essentials of life, you enjoyed the care and support of your wonderful husband and the family and friends that you built around you. Above all you were a fighter against the illness to the last minute.
My memory will never depart from the lessons you taught us by examples: A woman who accepted and caretered for many who now call her "Mother", A hardworking, frank, straight forward and generous woman who spent a life investing and maintaining friends and family relationships.
Your departure has created a vacuum that will never be filled. A big loss to your loving husband, wonderful children, the Tumban and Mbah families as well as the world of friends and relatives that you created.
May Your Soul Rest in Perfect Peace in the Bosom of The Lord.
Adieu Ma
Shaibu Mbah
Brother inlaw
Posted by Musa Mba on May 1, 2019
Tribute to my Dear Wife, Martha
Wow, Babe, my loving, beautiful Martha, never in my wildest dreams I thought I would be writing a tribute to you, my best friend, wife, rock, and mother to our three lovely children, Arlando, Adamu and Eken. Your passing is the most difficult pill to swallow. Part of my soul is gone with you. Am still tearing up as I write and will be for a long time. It’s like a terrible dream; Yet, it is true. I will forever cherish all the happy moments we shared together. A home, lots of laughter, shopping, cooking, Friday dancing nights and the family trips you orchestrated. With you, I am blessed with beautiful children, in-laws, and dear friends. You were my angel on planet earth; now you are my angel from above. You made me a better man, a better husband and above all a better father to our children. You always reminded me of things that matter most in life. I will be forever grateful.
You were selfless and brilliant with an excellent eye for details. Your dedication to making our family comfortable and happy knew no bounds. You were the pillar and the light of the house, the glue that bonded the family together. Today, the pillar is cracked, and the light is dimmed. You were a successful entrepreneur, touching several lives in the course of your business. The daily train trips to and from Los Angeles were chores sometimes, yet, you never complained. You made it a point to be home on time for our daily evening dinner at the table with the children. We all looked forward to dinner time so we can share our days' adventure. You never miss an opportunity to share your wisdom with us. You were the mother every child would love to have, caring, loving, tolerant and above all full of wisdom. No matter how tired, you found time to attend to the children' needs, making sure all assignments were completed thoroughly, attending school events, and for us to catch up.
In July 2017, when you were diagnosed with Uterine leiomyosarcoma cancer, the doctor predicted you have six months to live. As I teared up, you comforted me with your words of wisdom, “it’s gods call, we have to pray for the lord to guide us through this ordeal.” For twenty-one months, I prayed, family, friends, Pastor Noel and our congregation all prayed for your recovery. We all loved you, but God loves you more. During our several trips to Casa Colina for physical therapy, to Santa Monica for Chemotherapy and San Antonio Hospital, I saw the courageous fighting spirit in you; you fought a good fight. Despite your condition, you always charm the doctors and caregivers with your broad, beautiful smile; expressing your gratitude “thank you, thank you.” Your sense of gratitude was second to none. On March 29th when we arrived at San Antonio Hospital, never thought that was going to be your last trip to the hospital. In my view, there was a glimmer of hope you will beat the odds. 
When the lord come calling, we bow. We give thanks to god for your life, for enabling us to be husband and wife, for freeing you of the cancer pain. Couldn’t bear to see you in that condition. I would have exchanged places gladly with you if it were possible. The load is real…very heavy, and the journey without you would be long and tedious. However, I am reminded of your words of wisdom. “God will show us the way.” In February, lying in your hospital bed, you took my right hand, in your usual soft voice, you echoed, “take care of the children.” Be rest assured, I will dedicate my life to carrying out your wishes. I know you will be looking down from the heavens and cheering on. You may be gone; your soul will live in me forever. Adieus honey, adieus babe, adieus friend, rest in peace till we meet again. Love you dearly.
Your Loving Husband,
Musa Adamu Mba
Posted by Pamela Asobo-Anchang on April 30, 2019
Dear sister Martha or dear big sis, as I fondly called you.
You were the big sister I never had, the kindest and most compassionate friend and ally anyone in distress could have in their corner.  Your departure from this earth has left an astronomical void in the lives of those who love you dearly. My heart has been broken from the moment you fell sick and now it's been shattered by the realisation that you are now forever gone.. I  am however comforted by the fact that your pain is over big sis. You fought a good fight! You taught me courage and  strength throughout this painful time and took your exit with  grace, not whining or lamenting.  You are the bravest warrior I know and you will be my hero forevermore.
Thank you for your generosity, and the lessons you taught me about pursuing one's dreams against all odds.  I have too much to say but I will leave it here knowing that I know you know what I am talking about!
Go big sis and be the angel that you are, watching over your beautiful  family!
Rest in perfect peace beautiful angel in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!
Pamela Asobo Anchang
Posted by ANTHONIA OKEANI on April 24, 2019
My lovely Friend and sister,
The news of your demise came like a thunderbolt out of the blues. Though you have not been strong lately, we were hopeful you will tarry awhile. However these are thoughts of men and the desire to hold onto cherished loved ones. Your time came and you had to answer the call of all mortals, only remembered by the things you have done. We rejoice in the fact that many good and wonderful things would be found in your corner.
How do I start? What can I say? Why did you have to go? You made the whole world light up with your amazing laugh. Could you imagine a pain so deep down inside, that it cannot be summarized in words you simply can write. A pain that touches your toes and up to the top of the ceiling you can't eat, you can't sleep, that is the pain that I am feeling. It’s still hard for me to grasp the concept that you are not coming back and that I won’t see you again. I am grateful for all the time I have spent with you during your journey here and I want you to know that you have a spot in my heart forever. We’ll always remember that special smile, that caring heart, that warm embrace you always gave us. Nobody will ever replace you in our hearts. Martha, you have gone the way of all mortals. We are consoled by the fact of your life which sought to cultivate virtues and embrace enduring values. We are grateful for the opportunity of having crossed your path, of experiences shared and dreams fulfilled. We shall remember and cherish these moments. You will always be remembered by all your friends and family you left behind. Lastly, I want to thank you for always being here for me through all the tough and happy times, for being a true friend and loving with all of your heart. I wish you knew what a positive impact you were to everybody around you. You are truly loved and missed. Good bye my dear friend.
Dr. Anthonia Okeani and family

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Posted by ANTHONIA OKEANI on April 11, 2021
Beloved Martha, Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure
Posted by ANTHONIA OKEANI on December 29, 2020
Let’s light the candles and celebrate this special day of your life. Happy birthday.
Posted by ANTHONIA OKEANI on April 11, 2020
I thought that I would miss you so, and never find my way.

And then I heard the angel say ‘She's with you every day.’

The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around,

reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace she's finally found.
her Life

Biography

Dr. Martha Tumban Mba was born in Wum (Menchum Division, Cameroon) on December 28th, 1964 to Rev. Jonas Tumban of Blessed Memory & Ms. Christina Tumban. Martha started primary school in 1971 at Government School Big Babanki (Kedjom Keku) and in 1978, she graduated with a First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC). Following her FSLC, she attended Saint Bede's College in Ashing, Kom where she obtained her Ordinary Level Certificate in 1983. Upon her graduation from Saint Bede's College, Martha attended high school at Nacho Comprehensive College in Bamenda until she left for the United States in 1985 for further studies. While in the US, Martha attended Montgomery College. In 1987, she graduated from the College with an Associate degree and she was admitted into Howard University (the same year) to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy; Martha graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and she worked as a pharmacist in Cambridge, Maryland for a couple of years.

In 1991, Martha met the love of her life, Mr. Musa Mba and got married on March 15th, 1994. They settled in California, where they were blessed with three children (Arlando, Adamu, Eken; in the order listed). Martha worked at Savon Pharmacy, Walmart Pharmacy, and Target Pharmacy, while raising their three children. 

In 2008, she acquired South Western Pharmacy, where she worked as a pharmacist. In 2012, she attended the University of Florida, and graduated in 2015 with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD). She continued working at South Western Pharmacy until she fell sick and was called by the Lord on April 11th, 2019; she was 54 years old. Dr. Martha Tumban Mba is survived by her loving husband, their three children, her mother (Ms. Christina Tumban), brothers & sisters, in-laws, other family members including friends and well-wishers.

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Shared by ANTHONIA OKEANI on May 1, 2019

Posted by Musa Mba on 1st May 2019

Tribute to my Dear Wife, Martha Wow, Babe, my loving, beautiful Martha, never in my wildest dreams I thought I would be writing a tribute to you, my best friend, wife, rock, and mother to our three lovely children, Arlando, Adamu and Eken. Your passing is the most difficult pill to swallow. Part of my soul is gone with you. Am still tearing up as I write and will be for a long time. It’s like a terrible dream; Yet, it is true. I will forever cherish all the happy moments we shared together. A home, lots of laughter, shopping, cooking, Friday dancing nights and the family trips you orchestrated. With you, I am blessed with beautiful children, in-laws, and dear friends. You were my angel on planet earth; now you are my angel from above. You made me a better man, a better husband and above all a better father to our children. You always reminded me of things that matter most in life. I will be forever grateful. You were selfless and brilliant with an excellent eye for details. Your dedication to making our family comfortable and happy knew no bounds. You were the pillar and the light of the house, the glue that bonded the family together. Today, the pillar is cracked, and the light is dimmed. You were a successful entrepreneur, touching several lives in the course of your business. The daily train trips to and from Los Angeles were chores sometimes, yet, you never complained. You made it a point to be home on time for our daily evening dinner at the table with the children. We all looked forward to dinner time so we can share our days' adventure. You never miss an opportunity to share your wisdom with us. You were the mother every child would love to have, caring, loving, tolerant and above all full of wisdom. No matter how tired, you found time to attend to the children' needs, making sure all assignments were completed thoroughly, attending school events, and for us to catch up. In July 2017, when you were diagnosed with Uterine leiomyosarcoma cancer, the doctor predicted you have six months to live. As I teared up, you comforted me with your words of wisdom, “it’s gods call, we have to pray for the lord to guide us through this ordeal.” For twenty-one months, I prayed, family, friends, Pastor Noel and our congregation all prayed for your recovery. We all loved you, but God loves you more. During our several trips to Casa Colina for physical therapy, to Santa Monica for Chemotherapy and San Antonio Hospital, I saw the courageous fighting spirit in you; you fought a good fight. Despite your condition, you always charm the doctors and caregivers with your broad, beautiful smile; expressing your gratitude “thank you, thank you.” Your sense of gratitude was second to none. On March 29th when we arrived at San Antonio Hospital, never thought that was going to be your last trip to the hospital. In my view, there was a glimmer of hope you will beat the odds. When the lord come calling, we bow. We give thanks to god for your life, for enabling us to be husband and wife, for freeing you of the cancer pain. Couldn’t bear to see you in that condition. I would have exchanged places gladly with you if it were possible. The load is real…very heavy, and the journey without you would be long and tedious. However, I am reminded of your words of wisdom. “God will show us the way.” In February, lying in your hospital bed, you took my right hand, in your usual soft voice, you echoed, “take care of the children.” Be rest assured, I will dedicate my life to carrying out your wishes. I know you will be looking down from the heavens and cheering on. You may be gone; your soul will live in me forever. Adieus honey, adieus babe, adieus friend, rest in peace till we meet again. Love you dearly. Your Loving Husband, Musa Adamu Mba