ForeverMissed
This memorial was created in memory of our beautiful, Sheila Munsamy. Wife to Deva Munsamy, mother to Trevor, Lynette and Michelle, mother-in-law to Strini, Clayton and Janet and grandmother to Mickayla, Nadia, Nikita, Darian, Yelando, Kristen and Bokang.
Posted by Lisa Munsamy on February 23, 2021
If Roses grow in Heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in Sheila Mummies arms,
And tell her they are from me. 

Tell her I love her and miss her,
And when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek,
And hold her for a while

Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
But there’s an ache within my heart ♥️
That will NEVER go away.
Posted by Lisa Munsamy on February 20, 2021
Tribute to my Mum

This is a rather surreal moment for our family, a truly unbearable day. A day we knew would one day come to pass, BUT we never thought it would be so soon.

On our family group chat We had a phrase we used whenever Deva Daddy and Sheila Mummy returned from an outing, Dad will message :The Eagles have landed. It’s hard to imagine that the Eagles have been separated.

The children in the Munsamy household called mum Sheila Mummy, Her brothers and sisters in laws called her Honey, regardless of what she was called mum
was the Darling of 25 Bhuj road.
She was the Beautiful, Stunning, Loving daughter in law to proud in laws who showed her off to the community. Mum was the light of the family home. Sheila mummies generosity, her caring nature, her servants heart, her brilliant cooking and her unconditional Love is what Legends are made off. Her quietness often betrayed the heart of a Lioness that kept us in check and disciplined us when needed. Mum never allowed anger to rule instead she prayed and often corrected us in her passive manner.

I stand here today representing the many nieces and nephews that cannot be here. Cedric, Sharmla, Nadine, and Jackie just to name a few all shared a unique relationship with mum.
She nurtured us, loved us, disciplined us and took care of us. Mum was ever present in our lives. She always encouraged us, she always listened to us, and she always called just to check up on us. She celebrated our Highs and dried our tears when we had low moments.

Sheila mummy never passed an opportunity to feed us no matter how stuffed we were. Truth is we never could say no to her food regardless of how stuffed we truly were.

To the family members who were Vodacom subscribers you knew you had a call coming at least once a week. Others such as my parents were fortunate enough to get multiple calls often lasting for hours.
Vodacom to Vodacom calling was her thing! she knew how to maxed out her free minutes.

To dad, my brother Trevor, my sisters Lynette and Michele, brothers in love, Strini and Clay, sister in love Janet, nieces Mickayla, Nadia, Kristen, Nikki, and nephews Darian, Bokang and Yelando, I pray that God gives you and the rest of our family the strength to get through the lonely days and nights that will follow. We love each of you dearly.
Posted by Lynette Nydoo on February 20, 2021
“Because HE lives I can face tomorrow” ....the words of that great hymn has never been more true for our family than right now.

The truth is, where we are right now could have happened may times before, but God by his grace had spared mum and blessed us.

Trev, Mich and I were raised in a home built on the strong foundation of Christ. It is this foundation that we stand on today, a foundation that our mum helped put in place. In our home it was alway Christ first.

Our modest home was filed with prayer, love , laughter, family and friends. We cannot remember our home not having babies, kids , family or friends. From being raised in Durban to moving to Daxina & then Edenvale mum grew our family by sharing and caring for others. Her compassion and love drew people to her and our home. And that’s how strangers became friends and friends became family. Sunday lunches in Daxina was tradition. The pots never ran dry. If you came to visit you left with a good dose of prayer, happiness , laughs and food or pickle to take home. She cared for children & adults alike.Our friends became mummy’s children and her grandchildren’s friends became her grandkids. She served and touched so many lives that over the last few days we’ve seen mum’s legacy of love care & compassion poured out onto our families.

So thank you mum for teaching us how to love, care, serve & be compassionate... the cooking gene may have missed both Mich and I though.

Our faith and strong prayer life comes from watching mum endure so many illnesses; medical surgeries, visits to the doctors; hospitals and ICU. Over the many years we’ve seen healing & miracles in mums life. At times her body was broken & the pain was to much, but her faith and trust in God brought through many miracles. She never took her eyes off Jesus.
Thank you mum for teaching us how to always pray and trust God during difficult times.

Mums is so beautiful inside and outside. She loved to dress and dad indulge her shopping sprees. Everything had to match and look perfect ( earrings; shoes, shawl, handbag). Her passion plum hair had to be styled with a little rose clip. She was always well dressed and would never leave home with out using make-up. She was always complimented for this and loved the compliments. Even when we went into lockdown and had to watch church online, we would all watch watch church in our pajamas, but mum would come into the house fully dressed for church like she would be going to the church building.

What our mum built in us, no moth, or rust can destroy.

To AMA, our hearts break for you. Mum loved you unconditionally. We will love and care for you like she did.

Dad.... we’ve heard your love story of how you and mom met. It has been a faithful journey of 51 years. Thank you to you and mum for loving us. You and mum have set the standard for a godly marriage that we all want to follow. Thank you for being there for mum these last 2 months, for loving her and taking care of her. We know life will be different now.

Mum, thank you for loving and caring for us, we love you dearly and we miss you, until we meet again.
Posted by Darian Nydoo on February 20, 2021
I’ve been procrastinating writing my tribute the entire week until late last night, because I’m just not ready to say goodbye to the woman I got the privilege of calling my grandma. If not for time I could go on and on talking about grandma.

Mum and Marsha use to say that Ana was her favourite but that was before I came along. I was grandma’s blue-eyed boy, but she wouldn’t say it in front of everybody, but everybody knew, and she made sure I knew it. I could do no wrong in grandma’s eyes. Ever since I was small, grandma would bail me out of any situation whether I was in the wrong or not. I remember growing up Ana would not let us drink our cooldrink until we finished our food and if I was struggling which was most of the time, she would take some of my food out of my bowl and put it in Nadia and Kayla’s bowls and give me a sip from her glass so my glass would be untouched so that Ana wouldn’t know.

When it came to my schooling and sport grandma never missed an opportunity to show her support, she attended every grandparent’s day and majority of my cricket matches whether it was club or school she always did her utmost best to be there. And every single one of my birthdays throughout primary school she would bake cupcakes for my class without a fail. She took every opportunity to boast about me. Last week I told grandma I was gonna cut my hair after 6 months of growing it out. She was not impressed because all the other grandma’s at the dialysis center were complementing my hair.

When it came to food grandma made it her priority to make sure I had the best. I never really enjoyed hot food and if she knew something hot or something I did not like was on the menu that day, she would make me a separate meal. No matter what Mom cooked I knew grandma had a backup. Coming home from school I could always smell a meal waiting for me to eat. She always made me lunch after school and if she didn’t, she would make grandpa drive and go buy something for me. If I ever mentioned something, I liked to eat she made sure she made it for me.

Grandma was my partner in crime. If grandpa did something silly, we would tease him but obviously he could not hear us, which would make the situation funnier for us because that would irritate him even more. She would come up with elaborate plans to make it seem like I was working. She would tell me in advance what I needed to do and what she would ask me to do so that if Mum, Dad or Ana came they wouldn’t shout at me for doing nothing and everyone would think she was being strict with me.

She was also one of my closest confidants. Grandma always lent me a ear to talk about anything and anyone and she would never say a word of it to anyone. She had a good poker face, and she was the keeper of my secrets. If I had anything special that I did not want to lose I gave to grandma for safe keeping, and she would hide it in-between her clothing. I always questioned her about how safe this was and so she would send me to go find what she had hidden, and I could never find it, but she would stick her hand in and pull it right out. My very own Houdini.
 
Grandma’s love for me was extended to me friends. She treated each one of them as her own and insisted that they call her grandma. She fed them just as much as she fed me.

Grandma’s faith was gentle but unwavering. No matter how sick she was or how much pain she was in she would never just complain about the pain but always pray about and say she’s trusting God for her healing. Even going to and coming from her dialysis grandma would always pray in the car.

Grandma has spent her whole life loving me, taking care of me and blessing me. These last 2 months God has given me the immense privilege returning her great love in a very small way by doing what she has done for me my whole life. Through this time, I got the opportunity to make lunch for grandma, to be her support when she was too weak to walk, putting her in bed when she was too tired to lift up her feet and driving her to dialysis 3 times a week. None of this is as great as all she has given me over my lifetime. 

Right up until Monday Grandma has been a daily constant in my life, but no more. My heart breaks that she won’t be there when I get my matric results or see me go to university or cook when I bring my first girlfriend home or be there to witness me getting married or giving my kid a leg bath.

Grandma thank you for loving me like you did, and I hope that I can love as you have loved me. Your gentle spirit has molded my life. I will always be grateful for every laugh and tear shed. I love you and I miss you.
Posted by Andrea Soobramoney on February 19, 2021
Aunty Shiel

Going to sorely miss
- your texts checking up on your ‘granddaughter’ Keri-lyn
- Your love, care and prayers
But most of all....
- Your laugh when we made fun of Uncle Deva’s driving

Thank you for being a special part of my life

Forever Loved xxx 
Posted by Elsie Poonsamy on February 19, 2021
My deepest sympathies to Deva the children. N Grandchildren. To mother Rose Sisters Sara's. Joyce. Shirley. Shireen. My prayer with you all. Love Adrian n Elsie.

Posted by Shaney Chengapar on February 19, 2021
May your soul rest in peace Sheila mummy.

You have touched many lives and we are so grateful to God for loaning you to us. Rest well with your father, until we meet again.

♥️
Posted by Xhanti Koti on February 19, 2021
As one of Daz's closest friends and family basically, I'm really grateful and privileged to have been called and treated as one of Grandma Sheila's grandchildren. May she forever rest in peace.
Posted by Roy Naidoo on February 19, 2021
Our deepest sympathy and condolence to the bereaved family and friends. May the grace of the Lord give you the strength during this difficult time . Rest in peace my sister.
Posted by Reens Pillay on February 19, 2021
We can't begin to imagine what the family is feeling but we want to share our heart felt condolence to you uncle Deva and the family. Today and always may loving memories bring you all peace, comfort and strength. We are at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know we are thinking about you uncle Deva and the family and keeping you all in our prayers. May her soul rest in peace as aunty Sheila goes to her Heavenly father to rest. 

Regards and love
Rani (Dollys daughter) and my son Vivek
Posted by Leeann Sigamoney on February 18, 2021
My Sheila Mummy, I never thought I'd be wishing you farewell like this. I consider myself blessed to have grown up calling you my favorite aunt. Aunt S you inhabited my earliest memories and till this day I would run towards you and Daddy Deva with open arms and hug you and have you call me your child. You had a healing voice, which was heard in your kind words and prayers. The glow in your eyes always sent encouragement. Aunt
S you have left a remarkable legacy here on earth. Know that you will never be forgotten and always loved by my mum and I. I was so privileged to have you as my very special aunt that meant so much to me. And it's harder to understand why you were taken away from us. Good night my Sheila Mummy. I Love you and will surely miss you. I pray my Daddy Deva finds strengths in God that my Sheila Mummy is home with her father and we will all be in paradise together soon. 
Posted by Catherine Sigamoney on February 18, 2021
Dearest Sister in Christ .Gone too soon.Your death came so unexpected.You was not only my sister-in-law,but my very special friend,confidante & most of all a true woman of God.With tears in my eyes,I bid U farewell.U are now rejoicing in Heaven with our Heavenly Father. Rest ,my sister until we meets again. Will miss U & will always love U
Posted by Charmaine Magney on February 18, 2021
Dearest Aunty Sheila.. you were indeed a women of substance. Always light hearted and smiling. Safe in the arms of Jesus now. You completed your race. May the peace of Jesus now surround my dear uncle, cousins and their families. My heartfelt condolences to my family sorry that we could not be there with you but we will be praying for your peace and comfort for the days ahead
Posted by Vanessa Chetty on February 18, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the Munsamy family. We have been praying for mum's healing so we share in your loss. We will continue to pray for the family. Aunty Shiela was an amazing individual who carried herself with grace, style and poise. Every time I met her she poured her love for Christ and her family. May her soul rest in peace! Rest well beautiful woman of God. From Pastors Siva and Vanessa Chetty of The Centre Ministries
Posted by Preshan Christiano Pillay... on February 18, 2021
Farewell and God bless Aunty Sheila. Congratulations on your graduation into Heaven. The angels are rejoicing. What a beautiful, humble and kind soul. Gone in body but never forgotten. Till we see you again in Jesus's glory, goodbye.

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Posted by Lisa Munsamy on February 23, 2021
If Roses grow in Heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in Sheila Mummies arms,
And tell her they are from me. 

Tell her I love her and miss her,
And when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek,
And hold her for a while

Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
But there’s an ache within my heart ♥️
That will NEVER go away.
Posted by Lisa Munsamy on February 20, 2021
Tribute to my Mum

This is a rather surreal moment for our family, a truly unbearable day. A day we knew would one day come to pass, BUT we never thought it would be so soon.

On our family group chat We had a phrase we used whenever Deva Daddy and Sheila Mummy returned from an outing, Dad will message :The Eagles have landed. It’s hard to imagine that the Eagles have been separated.

The children in the Munsamy household called mum Sheila Mummy, Her brothers and sisters in laws called her Honey, regardless of what she was called mum
was the Darling of 25 Bhuj road.
She was the Beautiful, Stunning, Loving daughter in law to proud in laws who showed her off to the community. Mum was the light of the family home. Sheila mummies generosity, her caring nature, her servants heart, her brilliant cooking and her unconditional Love is what Legends are made off. Her quietness often betrayed the heart of a Lioness that kept us in check and disciplined us when needed. Mum never allowed anger to rule instead she prayed and often corrected us in her passive manner.

I stand here today representing the many nieces and nephews that cannot be here. Cedric, Sharmla, Nadine, and Jackie just to name a few all shared a unique relationship with mum.
She nurtured us, loved us, disciplined us and took care of us. Mum was ever present in our lives. She always encouraged us, she always listened to us, and she always called just to check up on us. She celebrated our Highs and dried our tears when we had low moments.

Sheila mummy never passed an opportunity to feed us no matter how stuffed we were. Truth is we never could say no to her food regardless of how stuffed we truly were.

To the family members who were Vodacom subscribers you knew you had a call coming at least once a week. Others such as my parents were fortunate enough to get multiple calls often lasting for hours.
Vodacom to Vodacom calling was her thing! she knew how to maxed out her free minutes.

To dad, my brother Trevor, my sisters Lynette and Michele, brothers in love, Strini and Clay, sister in love Janet, nieces Mickayla, Nadia, Kristen, Nikki, and nephews Darian, Bokang and Yelando, I pray that God gives you and the rest of our family the strength to get through the lonely days and nights that will follow. We love each of you dearly.
Posted by Lynette Nydoo on February 20, 2021
“Because HE lives I can face tomorrow” ....the words of that great hymn has never been more true for our family than right now.

The truth is, where we are right now could have happened may times before, but God by his grace had spared mum and blessed us.

Trev, Mich and I were raised in a home built on the strong foundation of Christ. It is this foundation that we stand on today, a foundation that our mum helped put in place. In our home it was alway Christ first.

Our modest home was filed with prayer, love , laughter, family and friends. We cannot remember our home not having babies, kids , family or friends. From being raised in Durban to moving to Daxina & then Edenvale mum grew our family by sharing and caring for others. Her compassion and love drew people to her and our home. And that’s how strangers became friends and friends became family. Sunday lunches in Daxina was tradition. The pots never ran dry. If you came to visit you left with a good dose of prayer, happiness , laughs and food or pickle to take home. She cared for children & adults alike.Our friends became mummy’s children and her grandchildren’s friends became her grandkids. She served and touched so many lives that over the last few days we’ve seen mum’s legacy of love care & compassion poured out onto our families.

So thank you mum for teaching us how to love, care, serve & be compassionate... the cooking gene may have missed both Mich and I though.

Our faith and strong prayer life comes from watching mum endure so many illnesses; medical surgeries, visits to the doctors; hospitals and ICU. Over the many years we’ve seen healing & miracles in mums life. At times her body was broken & the pain was to much, but her faith and trust in God brought through many miracles. She never took her eyes off Jesus.
Thank you mum for teaching us how to always pray and trust God during difficult times.

Mums is so beautiful inside and outside. She loved to dress and dad indulge her shopping sprees. Everything had to match and look perfect ( earrings; shoes, shawl, handbag). Her passion plum hair had to be styled with a little rose clip. She was always well dressed and would never leave home with out using make-up. She was always complimented for this and loved the compliments. Even when we went into lockdown and had to watch church online, we would all watch watch church in our pajamas, but mum would come into the house fully dressed for church like she would be going to the church building.

What our mum built in us, no moth, or rust can destroy.

To AMA, our hearts break for you. Mum loved you unconditionally. We will love and care for you like she did.

Dad.... we’ve heard your love story of how you and mom met. It has been a faithful journey of 51 years. Thank you to you and mum for loving us. You and mum have set the standard for a godly marriage that we all want to follow. Thank you for being there for mum these last 2 months, for loving her and taking care of her. We know life will be different now.

Mum, thank you for loving and caring for us, we love you dearly and we miss you, until we meet again.
her Life

Obituary

“Precious jewel, you glowed, you shone, reflecting all the good things in the world.” Maya Angelou

Wife, mom and grandmother, Sheila Munsamy, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, 15 February 2021 surrounded by her family.

She was born on 3 February 1953 in Merebank, a beautiful daughter of Rosy and the late Chockalingam Pillay and a wonderful sister to her siblings. 

To Deva Munsamy, she was a loving wife of 51 years. She was a devoted mother to Trevor, Lynette and Michelle.  A gracious mother-in-law to Clayton, Strini and Janet and a tender grandma to Mickayla, Nadia, Nikita, Darian, Yelando, Kristen and Bokang.  She was a wonderful aunt and friend to many. 

She briefly worked in the shoemaking industry but spent most of her time raising her children, looking after her grandchildren and whoever needed extra love. She was a word search enthusiast, brilliant self-taught cook and devout Christian. Activities like making home essentials, gardening, pickle making and watching the occasional Indian soapies were among her favourite pass time hobbies. She was a long standing member of Thrive Church where she served faithfully, loved her life group and was overjoyed whenever she gave little children sweets from her handbag. 

She was a strong, determined and gentle woman. Above all she was a fighter. Through all the hospital visits and check-ups, she really clung to Christ and trusted in him. She will truly be missed and forever loved.
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Shared by Lorraine Thomas on February 19, 2021
Dearest, dearest Cuz.Wishing you eternal peace. You’ve gained your angel wings. Please watch over us.