Marsha G. Roper

November 13, 1948 - October 21, 2023
Marsha G. Roper

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Mrs. Marsha Gurganus Roper, age 74, a resident of Bath, gained her angel wings on October 21, 2023.

Marsha was born in Edgecombe County on November 13, 1948 to Haywood and Grace Gurganus. She was a 1967 graduate of Tarboro High School. On August 16, 1986 she met the love of her life Glenn Roper and became ONE in Christ on October 19, 1986.

Survivors include her husband, sons Chris Beach of Tarboro NC and Steven Roper (Annty) of Clermont, FL and daughter Stephanie Griffin (Robert) of Greenville NC. She is survived by her loving sister, Glenda Thompson of Tarboro NC and, five grandchildren Amber and Trey Beach of Tarboro NC, Ned Coffman of Greenville NC, Alyssa Beach and Ally Wimmer of Salem, VA, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and an awesome family of friends whom she loved dearly.

Marsha was preceded in death by her parents Haywood and Grace Gurganus, her sister Shirley (Richard) Whitley, her brother Robbie Gurganus, her brother Douglas Gurganus (Joyce) of Fullerton CA and nieces Sheila (Robert) Hathaway and Marilyn Bradley (Jeff).

A memorial service will take place at 3:00pm on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 located at St Clair's Church of Christ, 9814 NC-99, Bath, NC 27808. A visitation will precede the service at 2:00pm.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service of Washington, NC is honored to serve the Roper family during this time.



Memorial Service

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

St. Clairs Church of Christ - Directions
9814 NC Hwy 99 S
Bath, NC 27808
252-964-4343

Visiting Hours

St Clair's Church of Christ - Directions
9814 NC-99, Bath, NC 27808
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • October 25, 2023
    Sue Whitaker says:
    Glenn, I am so sorry to hear about Marsha. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • October 25, 2023
    Bettye Wilcox says:
    Glenn, God knows that you worked very hard to keep Marsh going and give her some pleasure in life before and after that car accident so many years ago. We were all witnesses to your devotion to her. And when it was time to call her home, God knew that you had done a tremendous job taking care of her. She rests now from the labors of her life and I am sure she would want you to devote yourself to getting stronger, enjoying your two wonderful children, and engaging in all the life activities that the good Lord puts before you. I think he expects all of us to enjoy the opportunities he gives us and to continue caring for others and stay in loving service to him. Wish I could be there with you all and I am so glad the family is there with you. Blessings across the miles, Bettye

  • October 24, 2023
    Danny and Dale Everett says:
    Mr. Rpoer, so sorry for your loss. You've been a great partner and caretaker. May God bless you and your family with comfort and peace.

  • October 24, 2023
    Danny and Dale Everett says:
    Mr. Glenn, so sorry for your loss. You've been such a faithful partner and caretaker. May God bless you and the family with comfort and peace.

  • October 24, 2023
    Dolores Morgan says:
    Just heard about Marsha, Glenn, & so sorry I missed the funeral. You were so good to her. Praying for you.

  • October 24, 2023
    Dolores Morgan says:
    I just heard about Marsha & am so sorry I missed her funeral. You were so good to her, Glenn. You have my love & prayers.

  • October 24, 2023
    Lisa Huber says:
    My prayers and thoughts are with all of Marsha’s loved ones. Glen, I have always respected you for standing by Marsha and being a good husband. God Bless, Lisa Huber

  • October 23, 2023
    Donna McRoy says:
    Glen and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • October 23, 2023
    Michelle Warren says:
    My beautiful Aunt Marsha...i was like her daughter! She would send me messages all the time that "She loved me to heaven and back"! She was the sweetest and most loving soul. At peace knowing she is made whole and walking again! Always close in my heart...i will see you soon up there ☝️❤️😘

  • October 23, 2023
    Barbara Smith says:
    A good friend and coworker. she has fought a long battle with the help of her adoring husband and many friends. At long last she is at peace.

  • October 23, 2023
    Rebecca Griffin McBride says:
    Marsha and myself grew up together, attended Tarboro High and also worked together at Anaconda. She was always a very caring friend and she will be missed by everyone who knew her. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • October 23, 2023
    Julian and Debbie Cutler says:
    Thank you for the living example of faith, love and caregiving. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • October 23, 2023
    sandra brantley says:
    So sorry to hear of Marsha's passing. My prayers are with the family at this sad time. May God bless all of the family.

  • October 22, 2023
    Edith Bradley says:
    I am so very sorry. I have lost another childhood friend. I know she is not in pain, and in a better place. Hugs, love and prayers to family and friends.

  • October 22, 2023
    Varnadore says:
    Praying for family and friends

  • October 22, 2023
    Varnadore says:
    We'll miss you. But we know you are in a glorious place in a new body. Looking forward to meeting you and family in that sweet Beulah land.

  • October 22, 2023
    Sherry Hollowell says:
    Mr Glenn and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ms. Marsha’s passing. She fought a hard fight for a long time. May your memories of Ms Marsha give you comfort during this difficult time.