ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Nobambo Thusi, 82 years old, born on January 29, 1939, and passed away on February 23, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Nosisa Zama on February 27, 2021
Farewell aunt Maphu you showed us Love and support when we needed it most you played your part with grace while you were not well too but you never forgot your responsibility. Ulale ngoxolo Radebe Makhulukhulu Mafungwatshe wamahlubi.You will be dearly missed lala uphumule ntombi Ka MaMtolo It is Well
Posted by Rebs Mogoba on February 27, 2021
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear sister, Mrs. Sylvia Thusi.
She was real pillar of strength and an excellent Nursing Sister especially to our dear brother Solomon.

The Thusi and Mogoba families travelled a long journey of faith together from the year we were accepted as Candidates in the Ministry of the Methodist Church in Mamelodi and Andries Street, Pretoria.
And then proceeded to the John Wesley Theological College in Fort Hare, Alice in the early 1970’s.
Later we served in different parts of our wide Connexion.

One of our visits to the Temba Methodist Church in Hammanskraal was an unforgettable experience as we were gifted with a beautiful, bright Bedspread that we used for many years.
Up to this day we remember sister Sylvia & brother Solly Thusi with great fondness.

When Mrs. Thusi was the National President of the Methodist Women’s Manyano, we met in many services during my term as the Presiding Bishop of our Church.
Her leadership, strength, spiritual guidance, compassion and selflessness left an indelible mark in Women’s Manyano.

Today we are celebrating the life of Ma Thusi who dedicated her service to the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, especially the Temba branch.

May her gracious soul rest in peace and rise in glory.

Our dear friend Solomon and the Family be comforted that Ma Thusi has run a full race and kept the faith. And now there is waiting for her the victory price of being put right with God.

Lala Ngoxolo Mama wethu.

Tribute by Rev. Dr. Stanley Mogoba, Mrs. Johanna Mogoba & Family
Former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa
Posted by Kelly Mosebudi on February 26, 2021
Farewell to our mother mmemmathusi " you ran the good race mama " we will always remember you with all your hard work and caring " lala ngoxolo mama
Posted by Noëleen Bruton on February 26, 2021
We never had the honour of meeting you - but I am blessed to have your daughter and granddaughter in our lives. And it is through them that we know, from them directly- and their character that you would've been someone that we all would've not only liked but also admired. Rest in peace - in the knowledge that you were loved, will be missed and that your legacy will live on in Busi and Owami. Regards Noeleen, Samantha and Paige

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Posted by Nosisa Zama on February 27, 2021
Farewell aunt Maphu you showed us Love and support when we needed it most you played your part with grace while you were not well too but you never forgot your responsibility. Ulale ngoxolo Radebe Makhulukhulu Mafungwatshe wamahlubi.You will be dearly missed lala uphumule ntombi Ka MaMtolo It is Well
Posted by Rebs Mogoba on February 27, 2021
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear sister, Mrs. Sylvia Thusi.
She was real pillar of strength and an excellent Nursing Sister especially to our dear brother Solomon.

The Thusi and Mogoba families travelled a long journey of faith together from the year we were accepted as Candidates in the Ministry of the Methodist Church in Mamelodi and Andries Street, Pretoria.
And then proceeded to the John Wesley Theological College in Fort Hare, Alice in the early 1970’s.
Later we served in different parts of our wide Connexion.

One of our visits to the Temba Methodist Church in Hammanskraal was an unforgettable experience as we were gifted with a beautiful, bright Bedspread that we used for many years.
Up to this day we remember sister Sylvia & brother Solly Thusi with great fondness.

When Mrs. Thusi was the National President of the Methodist Women’s Manyano, we met in many services during my term as the Presiding Bishop of our Church.
Her leadership, strength, spiritual guidance, compassion and selflessness left an indelible mark in Women’s Manyano.

Today we are celebrating the life of Ma Thusi who dedicated her service to the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, especially the Temba branch.

May her gracious soul rest in peace and rise in glory.

Our dear friend Solomon and the Family be comforted that Ma Thusi has run a full race and kept the faith. And now there is waiting for her the victory price of being put right with God.

Lala Ngoxolo Mama wethu.

Tribute by Rev. Dr. Stanley Mogoba, Mrs. Johanna Mogoba & Family
Former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa
Posted by Kelly Mosebudi on February 26, 2021
Farewell to our mother mmemmathusi " you ran the good race mama " we will always remember you with all your hard work and caring " lala ngoxolo mama
her Life

FUNERAL SERVICE

PART 1: HOME: 06h00
  • Prayer & Opening Devotions:                    Rev P. Hlongwane
  • Viewing of the body by Family
  • Procession departs for church in Mamelodi

PART 2: METHODIST CHURCH MAMELODI WEST (D5): 08h00
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks:             Programme Director
  • Psalm 90 and Opening prayer:                 Rev M.C. Selebalo
  • Tribute by Thusi Family:                             Thoko Thusi
  • Tribute by Mtshatsha Family:                    Zinhle Mtshatsha
  • Poem by Grandchild:                                  Owami Thusi
  • Tribute by Neighbour:                                Regina Matjila
  • Tribute by ex-colleague:                             Pinky Meje
  • Tribute by Circuit Steward:                        D Makhetha
  • Tribute by Society Steward:                       I.B. Moleele
  • Tribute by Supernumerary                         Rev L.S. Phukuntsi
  • Tribute by Women’s Manyano:                  General President/
  •                                                                         Synod President
  • Message from Husband:                             Dudu Thusi
  • Obituary:                                                       Sibusiso Thusi
  • Sermon:                                                        Rev. T. V. Mntambo
  • Benediction
Procession to the Graveyard @09h45

PART 3: MAMELODI WEST CEMETERY (B3) :10h30
  • Burial Rights
  • Vote of Thanks
  • Benediction

OBITUARY

Nobambo Sylvia Thusi (née Mtshatsha) was born on 29 January 1939 at
Emfundisweni , Transkei/ Eastern Cape. She was the second born child of the late
Wilson Ngqeleni Mtshatsha and Ivy Mtshatsha. She started her schooling at
Emfundisweni Primary school and matriculated at Shawbury Senior Secondary
School. She studied for a Community Health nursing diploma at Cecilia
Makiwane hospital in East London.

She married Solomon Japhta Thusi on 13 May 1961. They were blessed with five
children: Masango, Nomthandazo, Nokuthula, Busisiwe and Bongani.

As a pioneer whilst in Transkei, she founded the first large Industrial health
clinic at Pep Homeland Industry at Butterworth. She started working as a
community health nurse in 1980, at Heilbron - Orangeville District in the
Northern Orange Free State and was the first District nurse with the Mobile
Clinic for farm labourers. She is also the founder of Santa Care Group in
Heilbron , Phiritona Township.

In 1985 she was transferred to Pretoria (Gauteng province) where she worked
as a school health nurse. In 1986 she was promoted to chief professional nurse
in Primary Health care. In 1993 she was promoted to Nursing service manager,
the position she held until her retirement in December 1999.

She was involved in several Women’s organisations such as Y.W.C.A. She was the
Biennial Genera l Secretary of the Methodist church Women’s Manyano
convention in 1984 - 1986. She was also the President of the Northern
Transvaal & Botswana district (now called Limpopo Synod) in 1989 - 1990 .
She was the South African delegate of the three Women’s Organisations to the
World Federation of Methodist Women in Nairobi in 1986 and was chosen to be
in the World Committee and Family Life. She was the first combined South
African Unit Correspondent Secretary of the W.F.M.W. In 1992 she was
appointed as the General President of Women’s Manyano in the Methodist
church of Southern Africa (Connexional).

Nobambo Sylvia Thusi is survived by her husband Solomon, three daughters and
seven grandchildren.
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