Let the memory of Mary "Ginger" be with us forever
  • 64 years old
  • Born on September 11, 1945 .
  • Passed away on August 24, 2010 .
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mary "Ginger" Ponton 64 years old , born on September 11, 1945 and passed away on August 24, 2010. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Susan Garman on September 5, 2019
My precious Ginger
I still miss you with all my heart. I have your pictures on the dresser
where I can look at your dearly loved face every day. Now you have Janette
with you and I just know you are cracking each other up all the time and sharing things and you've probably talked her into singing in your praise choir. I know you are both lighting up Heaven!  I love what Michael wrote to
you. Phil and I read it and we both just sobbed...in a good way. It's so true, Michael. And you, dear Charlie (and Kris!!), what a wonderful and loving tribute. This site is like visiting your mom and it warms my heart. The music is perfect! I'm so glad and thankful, Ginger, to have you for my (sweet, funny,
adorable) cousin. 
And I love you for always! 
Posted by John Roley on August 24, 2019
Hi sister,
I was telling Jodi yesterday, I think they must have taken your page down and this morning here it is. Thank you Lord. Trusting you and Janette are enjoying time together praising Jesus. I like the new song but miss "I Did It My Way". I love the pictures and it seems like some new additions. Missing you even more after another year passes. Wish we could do a duet. Looking forward to singing around the Throne with you some day but not in a big hurry!!!!
Love you,
Posted by John Roley on September 11, 2017
I really do miss your presence on this earth. At least twice a year I am reminded that your departure really does leave a hole in my heart. We all greave in different ways but mine is through the music on this remembrance site. I think it was Kris that picked this new song but it really did the trick on my emotions today. I shared some sweet memories with Melva today and showed her the picture of you that has the bulb house in the background and explained that grandpa built a small apartment for mom and I where we lived for a short time. I think my favorite picture of you is the one where you are on your side scrubbing the floor!!!! I am not really sure what Heaven is like but hope you and Janette have made a connection being as she left us this year. I loved our singing together and look forward to singing a new song with you in the presence of Jesus. Of course I'm not in a rush for that but my days are in God's hands and so I will trust His timing. Love you so much.
Posted by Melva Roley on September 11, 2017
My heart is sad when I think of how full of life you always were and how much you are missed by those who loved you. But, I also smile when I remember your zany, quirky ways that always made us laugh. I love looking at those pictures! My favorites are of you laughing with children and the one on the side of the road where your body looks like rubber. Hilarious! One of your qualities I admired most was your compassion. I remember when I had driven you to the doctor's office for an appointment. While waiting, a young woman came in horrible back pain. She was unable to walk or sit and her husband, obviously emotionally shaken, gently laid her on the floor while the nurses and receptionist scrambled to figure out what to do. You quietly stood up and walked to her and gently covered her with your coat and spoke calming, reassuring words to her and her husband. That gesture spoke volumes to me and those observing that simple, compassionate act. In was a window into your heart that I had the honor to witness. Love and miss you, my sister-in-law. Melva
Posted by Susan Garman on August 29, 2017
My darling Ginger
At first I thought I couldn't bear it when you were gone from this earth. I was just so sad! But we do bear it, we must...we need to carry on. I've missed you so much! What always warms my heart is that I know you're with God! Most of the time when I think of you I don't cry my head off like I did..I can smile and chuckle. I can see your dear face and cherish all my sweet, funny memories of you. I'm so thankful!! Charlie, this song "The Prayer" is so beautiful and perfect! Now my nose is plugged and I can barely the page, but that's okay :) I love it! And I love your mom forever!
Posted by Ariel Brown on September 11, 2016
Happy Birthday ginger I can't believe 6 years has gone by already. But I know you are watching over all of us and know how much we love you. I wish I could be celebrating your birthday with you but know I am always thinking of you and love you dearly. Have a very happy birthday ginger. With all my love- ariel
Posted by John Roley on September 11, 2016
Happy Birthday sister. Even though you stopped getting older August 24th 2010 we'll still remember your birthday as it will ever be etched in our minds thanks to the attacks on the Trade Center. When people say do you remember the attack on America I say no, but I do remember my sister's birthday. Love you still.
Posted by Anita Bockmon on September 11, 2016
Happy earth birthday to you big sister! Thank you for continuing to look out for us and helping guide me. I know it's a group effort, I can feel all of your spirits from time to time. I love you and miss seeing you around.
Posted by Kris Brown on September 10, 2016
Happy Birthday Ginger!!! I wish you were around that we could celebrate your birthday. It's been 6 years now and well we can still hear your laughter and see your smile. Charlie's laugh takes after you, full of energy that makes others laugh as well. Thank you for giving that to him. He misses you, we all do.. We are forever Praising God your in heaven with the Lord, and truly grateful that we will see you again, and even more so for eternity. Happy Birthday... All my love.. And Charlie, Neah and Ariel..
Posted by Kris Brown on August 24, 2016
Ginger, it's 6 years today, everyone still is smiling and laughing at all the fun memories of you. Thank you for continuing to bring joy into our lives, smiles to our faces and love because of the sweet moments of you. We miss you dearly, and although you are not around you surely are not forgotten. All our love❤️.
Posted by John Roley on August 24, 2016
Good morning sister. I am glad to b able to chat with you and let you know you are missed. We thought you might be getting to see Janette last week but she is staying with us but we know you have many friends and family there to keep you occupied along with praising our Savior all the day long. Tell uncle Ernie hi for us. I like the new song Kris put on the memorial page and it made me cry. Love you. John and Melva
Posted by Ariel Brown on September 12, 2015
Yesterday was your birthday so i want to say happy belated birthday i know you are watching over all of us in our joyous times and in our struggles. it still amazes me how time flies by so fast. But I hope you can feel all the love that we send up to you. You are an amazing lady who brought joy and laughter to everyone you met and I can only imagine you are doing the same up in heaven. I hope I can shine a light into this world like you did. Until we meet again, love you always.
Posted by John Roley on September 11, 2015
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear sister, happy birthday to you. I can still hear your voice singing that on the recording you left on Anita's voice mail and Melva played that each year also. I don't think there are birthdays in Heaven because we never get older there. Thinking of you is good therapy because memories are such good medicine for the soul and you gave many wonderful memories. I do want you to know Kris Brown cheated by putting her post on the day before your birthday though!!!! Love you.
Posted by Kris Brown on September 10, 2015
Ginger, tomorrow is your birthday. And we are all thinking of you celebrating your life today! I wanted to let you know your boys are doing well.. It has been a journey these last few years.. But let me just say, you would be proud of them. Charlie has turned into an amazing father, husband and christian man! It would bring tears to your eyes and you would be so happy knowing you encouraged and inspired both him and Mike in their faith and who they are as Men. Ariel is growing so fast into this amazing young woman you would be so proud, and Neah laughs at some stories she knows of you.. And even though she was only 6 when you passed, your song books, stories, and especially your laughter is a common conversation with her. Thank you for encouraging my family. You are missed so very much, and the love never stops. Thank you for the amazing memories, thank you for all the love, and thank you for all the laughter.. Happy Birthday to you today! We love you and miss you so very much. Your memories are so strong within this amazing loving family of yours, all of us keep those memories alive continuing the laughter and kindness you shared with us. We love you!
Posted by Susan Garman on August 25, 2015
Dearest Ginger
It's taken me the longest time to come to grips with missing you. Okay, I haven't actually gotten there yet. I can still dissolve into tears in my sad moments or laugh like a lunatic thinking of funny, adorable things you've said or done. I love you so much! Always have...always will.
I know God needed you and I'll see you again. I'm so thankful for that,
dear friend of my heart.
Posted by John Roley on August 24, 2015
Hi sister,
I thought last night, tomorrow I will get this opportunity to share a word about you. Today my word is, compassion. You showed much compassion for so many. Your memory lives on in the hearts of many and I am glad to say you were my sister. It isn't only on this day each year that you are remembered. We speak of you often and fondly recall some of your antics as we look at these pictures. Much love. Your brother John.
Posted by Ariel Brown on March 3, 2015
I am thinking about you today, I hope I carry on in this life the joy,love, and happiness you had for everyone and everything. You took life seriously when needed but were able to know when to just laugh and make others laugh. You shined wherever you went and touched the lives of everyone you came into contact with and I hope I do bring as much joy to others that you have done for all of us. You knew love was so very important and you loved family,life, and everything in between to the fullest, so thank you for being you. You are forever missed.
Posted by Ariel Brown on September 11, 2014
Happy Birthday!!! wow how time just flies by, I miss you a lot and hope you are having a good celebration for your birthday up there. Oh how I wish you were here to talk to and just hangout with. You will never be forgotten, but forever missed. Love you to the stars, Ariel.
Posted by John Roley on September 11, 2014
Hi Sister,
Happy Birthday. Did you notice several people were flying their flags in honor of your birthday? I'm glad they are celebrating with us as we remember your time on this earth. I love you big.
Posted by Janette Brown on August 26, 2014
Dear Sister. I'm a day late but I know you will understand. I miss you each and everyday. Still having those talks when I go to bed at night. Have been so busy with Jodi, as you know, and time passes so quickly these days. How many times have I said to you I wish you were here to talk to. You have helped me so many times to process and figure out problems. You are such a good listener. I love you and know you are in good hands there in heaven.
Posted by John Roley on August 24, 2014
Hi Sister. This morning I was telling Melva you woke up 4 years ago and said, "WOW God, I like this a lot more than Arizona". It is difficult to think it was four years ago in our time but in your time it was less than a blink of an eye. Trusting you are enjoying praising God for giving His Son to save us. See you soon? Maybe in your time. Love you. John
Posted by Susan Garman on August 24, 2014
Dearest Ginger
I sometimes have a hard time looking at this wonderful site because it makes me cry and miss you so much...and yet it's such fun to see your photos and read the sweet messages left by others who love you. I know your life on earth wasn't always easy, but you lived it with such gusto! You were just the fun-est, dearest friend and cousin in the world. I will always love and miss you with all my heart until I see you again. XOXO
Posted by Anita Bockmon on August 24, 2014
Thank you for teaching me about loving someone for who they are and not who I want them to be...and accepting and appreciating a persons individuality, love you and miss you....tell Mom, Dad and Aunt Marmie howdy, and all the other people, geez there are a lot of them now, I must be getting old! Thinking of you all.
Posted by Anita Bockmon on March 21, 2014
Ditto on beating Mom at Scrabble! You are missed!
Posted by Marmie Carpenter on March 20, 2014
I was messing around on the computer and came upon this again. I think of you often and miss you very much. We never know how long we get to stay here in this place. Very glad we have the memories we do and had the time we did. I am very thankful for the family I grew up in. We are so very very blessed. Hope you're kickin moms but in scrabble. Love and Hugs.
Posted by Ariel Brown on October 15, 2013
I just started thinking about you and I miss you a lot I wish I could talk to you over the phone about everything. Or better yet in person, but I know that can't happen I just wish you didn't leave us so soon. I know your not in any pain which is all I could truly ask for, I love you and will always miss you!
Posted by John Roley on September 17, 2013
Hey Sister,
I am always saddened when this site comes up on my e-mail but it does make me think how blessed I was to have you in my life. We went out to lunch with Sarah, Charlie and his family Marmie and Anita. We had fun and you would have enjoyed the time. Love you so much. Talked with George in July. Sweet time and memories.
Posted by Janette Brown on September 11, 2013
Sister today is your birthday. Bet you are having one heck of a party in heaven. Did mom give you $50? Lucky you. I know you are happy and doing well. I miss you and love you very much.
Posted by Janette Brown on August 24, 2013
Dear Sister how I miss you. So much happens in life it reminds me of just how precious living can be. I still enjoy our talks at night when I go to bed. Makes me feel so much closer to you. I hope heaven is as wonderful as it can be for you. I know you are no longer in pain and that brings me joy knowing that. I love and miss you sister. janette
Posted by Ariel Brown on May 6, 2013
Just thinking about you today, I miss you so much, and I really wish you could be at my graduation :( but I know you will be watching from up above and I hope I have made you proud. I love and miss you so so much I just wish you were still around. please watch over me for the rest of my life. Missing you <3
Posted by Michael Brown on September 12, 2012
Everyday I reach for my phone to call & tell You something I saw that reminds me of You or something we use to laugh about, or just something I needed to know/tell you ( I hope that never goes away ). And I remember We don't need phones anymore.....& then We talk .. .I Love You Mom & will miss you (& your wisdom/hugs/tears&laughter) everyday till we are together again -MJB
Posted by John Roley on September 11, 2012
Dear Sister,
Wish I was able to say Happy Birthday to you. It sure doesn't seem like you have been gone for over 2 years. You now have a better Health Plan though you don't really need one.
Love you,
Posted by Janette Brown on September 11, 2012
Dear Sister. Today is your birthday and what a wonderful celebration you are having in heaven. I would be calling you later to wish you a happy day. This year I have to send it through the clouds to where you are. Happy Day sister. Miss you and love you so much.
Posted by Sara Johnson on September 11, 2012
Dear Ginger, I always hear your laughter when I look at all the beautiful photos of you gathered here. It's good to see you surrounded by so many that you love and in so many places. I miss you - your enthusiasm, your compassion, your friendship and your love. You are in my heart today on your birthday and always. I love you
Posted by Melva Roley on September 11, 2012
Thought about you so much, Ginger, being thankful you were in my life and recalling conversations and memories. I loved looking at the pictures of you again. Couldn't help but chuckle! You brought a lot of laughter, to be sure, but also opportunities for introspective thinking. You challenged yourself to grow your faith in God through the obstacles of life. May we do the same!
Posted by Ariel Brown on August 24, 2012
Grandma I miss you a lot & I will never forget all of our great times together I wish I could have created more memorys with you but I know you are in a better place & not suffering & that is all I have ever wanted was you pain-free & happy. I know your watching over me & will watch me graduate and grow up and knowing that brings a smile to my face. I love you so much! -Ariel
Posted by Susan Garman on August 24, 2012
Darling Ginger, I have your picture where I can see you every day. How I love your face! So familiar and dear! As I look through these wonderful photos, the years just melt away and I think I can hear your voice and your laugh. As long as I am on this earth I will be missing you . I miss you & love you always.
Posted by Janette Brown on August 24, 2012
My sister My sister how much I miss you today and everyday. At night when I climb into bed we have many conversations. It is when I feel closer to you at the end of the day when all is quiet. I can see your face and hear you laugh. Two years have now passed and it seems like it was just yesterday when you left us. I love you and miss you.
Posted by John Roley on August 24, 2012
My dear sister,
Today we reflected on your passing. I recall the many times we sang and laughed together. You are truly missed and loved. Trusting you are in the presence of Jesus and waiting for the rest of your family. I may not be your favorite brother but I'm in the top 2. Love you big.
Posted by Anita Bockmon on August 24, 2012
I want you to know that you taught me a few good lessons while you were here and I appreciate that! Also...I hope you're not making creamed corn up there...but maybe singing someone 'Over the Rainbow'....miss ya sis!
Posted by Susan Garman on September 20, 2011
Dearest Ginger - I can still cry at the drop of a pin when I think of you. I miss you so much. I try not to give in to the crying because we did much more laughing than crying through the years and I know you're in God's presence where there are no more tears. i love you ever!
Posted by Melva Roley on August 25, 2011
GINGER REMEMBERED: Genuine, caring, enthusiastic, silly, loyal, honest, musical, noisy, intelligent, loving, supportive, curious, zany, giving, strong, thoughtful, outgoing, spiritual.You made a difference in the lives you touched and I miss you in mine, dear sister-in-law.
Posted by Anita Bockmon on August 25, 2011
What I have is memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms. I have you in my heart.
Posted by Anita Bockmon on August 25, 2011
For All of You Waiting In Heaven
I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterdeay, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.
Posted by Ariel Brown on August 24, 2011
Wow a year already it just seemed to zoom right on by, but even still I miss you a lot and I will never forget our memories together no matter how much time goes by because I love you mucho much :) -Love Ariel
Posted by Shelli Brown on August 24, 2011
How fast time goes by...I promised to take care of your sons, as I think of them as mine. I know how much you are missed...but someday we will all be togehter.
Posted by Janette Brown on August 23, 2011
Posted by Janette Brown on August 23, 2011
I love you sister. Tomorrow is the anniversary of your death. I miss you each and every day. Can't believe a year has passed so quickly. I love you sister. Janette
Posted by Charlie Brown on January 19, 2011
Mom...we miss you....bunches
Posted by Janette Brown on January 19, 2011
Dearest sister. Been awhile since I have written. Sorry about that but you know we talk everyday just the two of us. Got that message from you the other day. Thanks for that. Reminds us you are watching over us each and every day. Life is different without you being here. My phone hardly rings now. I miss the sound of your voice. I love you. Janette

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