Mark Edward Pottinger, age 50, of Braselton, GA passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Pottinger; children, Ryan, Kimberly, and Jessica; parents, Jim & Helen Pottinger; and siblings, Jay, Tracy, Joy, and Sheryl. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM,Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Kevin Queen officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations, in Mark's memory, be made to 12 Stone Church - Hamilton Mill, 2109 Teron Place, Dacula, GA 30019. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 4:00-6:00 PM at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Rhonda and Family:
    So very sorry for your loss. I pray that the love of God enfolds you during this difficult time and that he helps you heal with the passage of time. May you embrace and gather strength from the love of those around you.

  2. Mark was a great friend and teammate to many in the Sandy Hook / Newtown Ct area. He was a guys guy which means he had a great bunch of friends both in the classroom and on the ball fields he played on. We all enjoyed when his family moved into the old house on the hill ( Sandy Hook ) and everyone was made welcome. It was a neighborhood were everyone could go into each others homes and feel welcome to grab a soda in each other home and relax and talk with their friends

  3. Sorry I did not finish ! Many friends from Chimney Swift and Jomar would get together and enjoy each others company often at the Potts home back in the late 70’s are 80’s. What a great time that was with many friends always getting together with Mark & Jay and the whole family, what a nice time that was with the Potts family and all the friends.
    We had some great ball teams and Mark was a young stud playing with the older boys at NHS. We had some good runs and won our league ( WCC ) but left the state championship game a few runs short. These were good times. Then we went off in different directions Mark took his game to Eastern and then some Pro Ball. We then loose touch and he meet a great woman and raised a beautiful family in the Atlanta area. We all lose touch ! Now we remember how great those times were and we pray for his wife and children during this time as he left us too early but made his mark on many especially his family and children which I did not get a chance to meet. I can speak for many of those friends as we are praying for you all at this time of sadness. We know he gave a great fight as that was his nature to never back down, that is what a competitor does. Mark was a competitor with a big heart. I am very sorry to hear this news and can only offer prayer for peace in the days moving forward for all of the Pottinger Family and Friends.

    Sincerely, Jim Tooke and Family and those teammates and friends of Newtown that will learn of this in the weeks to come and say there own prayers for what a great guy Mark was to all. Peace to you all !

  4. Jim, Helen & family, the Breedens are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you through this difficult time. Sending our love & God’s strength to you.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember just how sweet of a man he was and how wonderful of a family you guys are. He will be forever missed.

  6. My heart goes out to Rhonda & family, Jim & Helen, and the whole Pottinger clan. I had the opportunity to interface with Mark only a few times, but it was obvious he was a wonderful human being.

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. We pray for the time mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:26 when death will be brought to nothing. May the God of all comfort be with you during the difficult days ahead.

  8. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. My heart goes out to the family. Death is something we will never get use to. In fact, God’s Word refers to death as an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) It is comforting to know that very soon our loving Heavenly Father, Jehovah God, will remove death once and for all and give us the opportunity to see our loved ones again here on the earth.

  9. Dear Jay and family I had come across the sad news of Mark’s passing .We shared some close years and I felt part of your family I remember them dearly and loved Mark as I did your family. My prayers are with you! CHERYL

  10. I am so sorry for your loss; my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I just found out today from another NHS classmate. Mark and I were classmates at Newtown High. I am in Georgia as well, let me know if there’s anything I can do.

  11. Sad to hear mark passed away. I was a former teammate of his in the Phillies organization. He was a great player and we had a lot of fun .

  12. Researching your family as long ago good friends to my folks, I found this announcement. We were so very young when our families were friends. Mark was quiet yet kind. I remember our summer visit one year when Jay, Mark, my brother Chris and a couple of Jay’s friends decided to hike to a ‘mountain’ from your backyard. Tracy and I imagined all the problems they might face 😊. I can’t remember which one, but someone came back with bee stings. Your family was always one of my favorites, in Jacksonville where our parents met, and of course the ‘funnest’ house in Newtown. I never knew Mark was with the Phillies…as I’ve lived in a Philly suburb since 1991. Your entire family will always be one of the best parts of my childhood. Much Love.

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