Welcome to the
memorial page for
Marcus & Amanda Herbert
December 22, 1982; April 30, 1983
~August 20, 2023
"WE LIVED TOGETHER IN HAPPINESS. NOW WE REST TOGETHER IN PEACE."
Marcus Anthony Herbert was born to Rhonda Herbert and Nathaniel Washington on December 22, 1982.
Marcus grew up as an only child, spending much of his time with his cousins and other family. As a young boy, he briefly lived with his father. It was during this time that the two were able to bond and Marcus learned how to be a man through his father’s example. He was a resident of Asbury Park with his mother until the age of 9 when he moved to Twinbrook Village in Ocean Township. There he took an interest in a variety of sports, participating in the Pop Warner football team as well as Little League baseball. Being the outgoing and sociable person that he was, this is also where he met some of his lifelong friends that ultimately became family. Marcus’ passion for sports was reflected in his participation on both Ocean and Matawan High Schools’ Varsity football teams.
Amanda Leigh Wilson was born at Jersey Shore Medical Center on April 30, 1983, to Janet McGriff and Mark Wilson.
“Mandy” grew up in Neptune, NJ with her parents and older brother Frank “Rakim” Cooper. At an early age she worked alongside her father in his jewelry store in Asbury Park that he named after her. It was through her work at Amanda’s Jewelry Box that she gained a love for entrepreneurship and the mindset of wanting to run her own business. As a child she was a member of Youth United for Christ Mass Choir under the leadership of Mrs. LaBarbra Watt and Mr. Benjamin Evans. Amanda was a student at Neptune High School, where she demonstrated her musical talent as a flute player in the school’s marching band, and her athleticism as a cheerleader. She was a part of the graduating class of 2001.
Marc and Mandy began dating in 1999 after meeting through mutual friends. The high school sweethearts were glued at the hip from the inception of their relationship. This was truly a case of two becoming one.
The couple welcomed their first daughter Amari in 2001, followed by Jayda in 2004, and Zavia in 2008.
The pair did not let being young parents deter them from setting a great example of hard work for their children. Amanda returned to school to earn her license in massage therapy. After working in commercial spas to perfect her craft, she opened her own business, The Massage and Body Workshop and began working for herself. Marcus demonstrated that work can be enjoyable if you turn a hobby into a job. His fascination with cars allowed him to have a rewarding career as a detailer. He also had his own detailing business, but most recently worked at iCar Auto Sales in Howell.
Outside of work, the two shared most of their pastimes. Amanda was an amazing cook who loved to entertain, try new recipes, and share her food with family and friends. Marcus was an avid watcher of boxing, and also enjoyed spending time with close friends and family. Their leisure time together usually involved food and shopping. They both had more clothes and shoes than you would imagine. Overall, their most favorite pastime was relaxing and spending time with all three of their kids together as a family.
The couple is survived by their three daughters, all four parents, siblings, as well as a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins.