Marsha Ann Grantham Broom, 70, went home to be with The Lord on 2 November 2019 having suffered cardiac arrest. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her physical struggles, and ultimately gave her peace.
Marsha was born to the late George Barns and Mary Charlene (Lyle) Grantham in Greenville, Mississippi on September 5, 1949. She was saved at the Slidell Baptist Temple in Slidell, Louisiana at age 17. Marsha graduated from Slidell High School and attended Baptist Bible College until she became pregnant with her second child. Her coming to The Lord Jesus Christ would be her lifelong support from an early age. Marsha taught Sunday School and was deeply involved in bus ministries at various churches in her military travels. She taught school at Maranatha Baptist Academy K-12 Okinawa, Japan. She later graduated from Pensacola School of Phlebotomy and worked for eight years at Santa Rosa Medical Center before her retirement.
Marsha was blessed with a loving family. She married her high school sweetheart and best friend, Herman W. Broom, Jr. on February 21, 1968 in Mobile, Alabama. Marsha and Herman raised 2 children with love, patience, discipline and humility. She always encouraged her children to do their very best in all their endeavors. She taught them to read, write and solve complex equations. Marsha enjoyed camping with her family. She often took them on weekend trips camping, fishing, and target shooting. Marsha dedicated her children to The Lord and encouraged them trust God in everything. Her Christlike example ultimately influenced her two children and grandson to accept The Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior.
Marsha was a natural homemaker at heart. She was kind and soft-spoken, and always had time to answer a question or solve a problem, no matter how small. She is dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her Lord and Savior.
Marsha is survived by her husband, Herman; her son Herman, III; her daughter Rebekah Ann Broom Carpenter; her grandson Russell James Sky Walker; and her two sisters, Janie Futrell, and Mary Crawford. She is preceded in death by her parents, and a sister Baby Grantham.
Services for Marsha will be held on Thursday November 7, 2019 at Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral begins at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Joe Johnson officiating.
Marsha will be laid to rest next to her mother, father, and baby sister at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Bentonia, MS. On Friday, November 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Josh Matthews officiating.
Marsha’s giving spirit was fulfilled one last time through the Lion’s Eye Bank donation program which will give someone the gift of sight.