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 Janette Brown on December 8, 2010
Dearest sister. It has been awhile since I have read this wonderful tribute to you. I love seeing your face and knowing you are still smiling where you are right now. I know mom is with you and dad now. Brings me such comfort knowing this. I miss you all so much and the pain is hard at times to deal with. I know you are all looking out for us. You are the gurardian angels now. Love you Janette
Posted by Carol Journey on October 9, 2010
To sum up the friendship that Ginger and I had in just one paragraph is impossible. I loved her so much. The very first time I saw her, she was in our church introducing herself to anyone she could. I thought to myself, "I need to meet that person". So I got aquainted with her and we quickly became best friends. My heart is empty without her.
Posted by Melva Roley on September 23, 2010
Steve, Ginger's brother, wrote...
GINGER: She was unique, whacky and vivacious. She was a very social and that is where she truly shined. She was full of love and shared it freely. Ask anyone who called her FRIEND. You couldn't ask for a better friend! She would be there for you and do whatever she could to help. It gives me comfort to think she and dad are together now in peace. I miss them both!
Posted by Ariel Brown on September 22, 2010
Even as time seems to pass through our hands like sand sinking through an hour glass we must charish every moment we can because their is no way of telling when our hour glass runs out hypothetically speaking and Ginger knew that every moment counts and she tried to make the best out of everyone of them! forever loved and missed! <3
Posted by Susan Garman on September 20, 2010
oh, my darling Ginger, how I miss you. You've been woven into my heart and my life from the very earliest days when as little girls we had the freedom of the woods & fields of Corbett through all the years of our lives with all its wonderful funny moments & hard moments, & our motto, when in doubt SING. Heaven's richer now & I miss you with all my heart. I love you forever, Suzy
Posted by Marmie Carpenter on September 20, 2010
I am so glad I got to tell you I love you and that I was able to hug you in a way that YOU knew I meant it. Thing is, even though some of us in our family are awkward in our showings of affection, it doesn't mean there's less of it. To the rest of us, let's pay attention to all the ways we say we love each other. It all counts & I would hate to miss anything. Love&Hugs sis and to everyone else too
Posted by Amy Munson on September 20, 2010
I know its been years since we had actually seen each other but I was always kept up to date on everything about you through my mom. I have such wonderful memories of you when I was young. Your laugh and all your endearing quirky ways have left a mark on my life. I am so sad you are gone from this world but I know that you are in a much better place. I will see you there someday. Much Love, Amy
Posted by Janette Brown on September 19, 2010
My sister my friend. What an awesome day we had today celebrating you and your life. To see family and friends coming together because you touched our lives was an event I will never forget. I know you were there with us today enjoying each and every moment. I love you. Janette
Posted by Anita Bockmon on September 19, 2010
To what our sister Janette said....Ditto x 2 + infinity!!
I love you too!!
Posted by Laura Brown on September 18, 2010
To my sister-in-law and dear friend of many years. I love and will miss you so very much. Your time here on earth was short but everyone will remember you with laughter and smiles. You made everyone happy when you walked into a room. Not many people can do that. Ginger, "you can sing with the Angles". I know I will see you someday. I love you! Laura Jean
Posted by Judy Parish on September 15, 2010
Ginger in the short time that we have known each other your generousity of kindness and warmth was truly special. Knowing you with your sense of humor will be missed. I only wished I new you liked to sing that is one of my most favorite passtimes besides getting together with all the girls and having our creative moments. Goodbye for now , till we meet again. Love Judy
Posted by Gary Moore on September 14, 2010
Ginger.. one my favorite school mates! We lost touch after graduation but while there shared much. I enjoyed your ability to make everything alright with your smile. So sincere and so genuine! I wish your family the very best and know that you are smiling down from above. Your faith was always visible to me and I know that it sustained you in your life. God Bless you...
Posted by Sara Johnson on September 14, 2010
It's hard to find the words in my heart to say all that Ginger meant to me. The missing her has just begun. It will take some getting used to. I am thankful to have this site to go to and connect with others who loved her and were touched by her in their own way. It takes a brave person to live with such an open heart. Thank you Ginger for all you gave. I love you. Sara
Posted by Keith Milliken on September 14, 2010
Ginger, I know that you are in good company up in heaven. I'm sorry that I did not travel with you and yours through your beautiful life. May the Good Lord hold you close to His Heart and Bless You.
Cousin Keith
Posted by Dave Larson on September 13, 2010
There are people who come across our paths who are leave a lasting impression.
Ginger you were one of those people for me. I remember your voice as you sang in church and I remember your laughter and you beauty. But most of all I remember your off beat sense of humor. It was truly unique.
I'm sure you will be missed so much by you family and friends.
Posted by Steve Post on September 13, 2010
Sweet Ginger, so much fun at church, grade school and high school. You were blessed with much talent, singing, cheerleading, beauty, but most of all...the best sense of humor ever. You made me laugh 1000's of times with your quick wit. I will miss you very very much. Steve
Posted by Dennis Chamberlain on September 13, 2010
Cousin Ginger...we kids always looked forward to your visits, especially when you would tell us scary stories at night. I don't remember the stories, but I clearly recall the faces and feelings. You knew how to make us laugh and you could keep our attention...not bad for a litter of boys that all had ADHD! God bless you cousin...we all loved you!
Posted by John Roley on September 13, 2010
To my sister: The fact you left this earth and I never got to say goodbye is sad.Know I forgive you because you did not have to suffer and that was my prayer. Your ability to make people feel loved was truly a gift. Your laugh (a Roley tradition) was unique and marked you for who you were. I love you. Johnnie
Posted by Shelli Brown on September 13, 2010
Pete and I will miss Ginger. Last time we spoke, we laughed and I promised her that I would watch after her sons, that she was kind enough to share with me for the last 26 years. Heaven will welcome her kind spirit and laughter. She was much too young to leave so soon.
Posted by Melva Roley on September 12, 2010
You would laugh when I said, "You're my very favorite homeless person." True, you did not possess this world's wealth, but you had treasures of great value: Your kind and generous ways, compassionate heart, caring for those in need, love of family.....your laugh and smile. You enriched my life and I miss you so much.
Posted by Anita Bockmon on September 12, 2010
It seems so odd to think of you as being 'gone' know, because I've told you, it always made me feel so comforted when you would sing Somewhere Over the Rainbow to me when I was a little girl...I always loved your voice and was so proud of you for sharing with so many, when you would sing. I love you, you touched alot of peoples lives and you will be missed.
Posted by Kris Knowles on September 12, 2010
You have opened your heart to me and have treated and loved me like family from the start. I have been so blessed to have such great memories with you. Your quirky ways and laughter will always remain with me. Thankyou for all our heart to heart moments of joyful laughter and tears. You left without a goodbye and with so many memories to share with us all.I love you Mom! I will miss you,Goodbye!
Posted by Marmie Carpenter on September 12, 2010
I know you said you were ready to go. I know someday, when it's our time, we will know how this all works. For now though, this just seems to odd. I thought we were all going to live into our 90s and be cute,old and funny together. It was fun watching you shoot milk through your nose when we were kids. I'm glad we have all laughed together so much. Do they have chinese food up there? Love you.
Posted by Kari Black on September 12, 2010
Aunt Ginger, due to always living in different places as we were growing up we did not get to see a lot of you but you were always close to my heart. Any amount of time we did get to spend together we shared our stories,tons of laughter and you always made me feel special and loved. Im going to miss you and all the funny things you said/did I will always have fond memories of you n love you always
Posted by Anita Bockmon on September 12, 2010
Oh yeah, one more thing...thanks for leaving me a Happy Birthday song on my phone this year, I listened to it yesterday and sent you many Happy Birthday wishes and now I have that to listen to every year! Love ya big Sister!
Posted by Anita Bockmon on September 12, 2010
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Posted by Ariel Brown on September 12, 2010
Even tho time seemed to pass very fast the memory's we have shared will always last.I will miss your laugh,smile,all around being but honestly it hasnt felt like you left because you are watching over all of us.You have opened your heart to let everyone see how beautiful a person you truely could be,i will miss you forever and always,but i know where you are so healing an laughter will fill us all
Posted by Janette Brown on September 11, 2010
To my sister who I miss very much. How will I ever live my life without you in it. You were always there when I needed you the most. No more family pictures with you in them. Two empty spaces now with you and dad both gone. I love you. Janette
Posted by Charlie Brown on September 11, 2010
Mom..we were not ready for you to leave us....we still wanted to make more memories, laugh until we cried, cried until we laughed...share more of our funny stories of growing up and just spend more time with you.
you will always be with us as we are part of you...
Love always
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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 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.
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