01/21/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Estelle Forbes

Luvenia Estelle Joyner Forbes
(1915 - 19 Jan 2006)

 

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.


  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 01/20/06:

I was saddened to read that Lynn Forbes Carter's ('66 - of VA) mother passed away yesterday.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Lynn and her family.
 
Here is the information that was in the Daily Press this morning. 
 
 
  Luvenia Estelle Forbes

NEWPORT NEWS - Luvenia Estelle Forbes, 91, mother of Lynn Carter and Mike Forbes, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006. The family will receive friends from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Published in the Daily Press on 1/20/2006.
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   Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that, Dee.  Thanks so much for telling us.  Our thoughts and prayers are of course with Lynn and Mike and their families at this time.  Mike Forbes is a member of the Class of 1969.  


From the Daily Press - 01/21/06:

  Luvenia Estelle Forbes

NEWPORT NEWS - Luvenia Estelle Forbes, a sweet and gentle lady, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at the age of 91. A native of Elm City, N.C., Estelle had been a bookkeeper with Leggett Department store, Newport News, retiring after 45 years of dedicated service. Other than the love for her family, she had a passion for growing beautiful flowers in her garden, and giving them to the people that she loved. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and took pride in taking care of her family. Even as her health began to fail, she always put her family's needs before her own. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Joseph Lewis Forbes; brothers, Irvin and Alvis Joyner; and sisters, Lucille Sexton and Agnes Blair. She leaves to cherish her precious memory her loving children, Lynn Forbes Carter and her husband, Richard Carter, of Newport News and Michael Lewis Forbes and his wife, Cindy Caldroney Forbes, of York County; brothers, Harvey Joyner of Cary, N.C., and J.E. Joyner of Tarboro, N.C.; five grandchildren, Monica Holloway Farkas, Sean Carter, Justin Forbes, Jamie Forbes Monroe and Jordan Forbes Monroe; and four great-grandchildren, Sierra Garis, Ian Monroe, Alexander Farkas and Madison Monroe. We would like to give a very special thanks to the kind and compassionate care-givers at Newport News Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, who took such good care of our mother. A service to celebrate this remarkable woman's life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Coffey officiating. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends are encouraged to visit www.mem.com to share tributes or words of comfort with the family. In Estelle's memory, should friends desire, contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton.
 
Published in the Daily Press from 1/20/2006 - 1/21/2006.
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Mike and Lynn, my heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I have many good memories of your mother and she had to be the sweetest lady I've ever met in my entire life. I'll always remember her kindness and soft spoken voice. May God bless you and bring you comfort.
John DiGiacomo (Colonial Heights, VA ) - January 20, 2006
jjd1@adelphia.net
 
May God Bless You in your time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Donnie
Donald Campbell (Hampton, VA ) - January 20, 2006
dcampbell@aatd.eustis.army.mil
 
My heart reaches out to you. I wish you the best as you grieve for your mother.
Chuck Jones (Falls Church, VA ) - January 20, 2006
cblainejones@hotmail.com
 
Our prayers & thoughts are with you & yours at this time.
Richard MARSHALL (Hampton, VA ) - January 20, 2006
 
 
Mike,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Thinking of you,
Kathy
Kathy Cooper (Newport News, VA )  - January 20, 2006
kathy.cooper@usps.gov
 
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.
Cliff Jackson (Gloucester, VA ) - January 20, 2006
 
 
Dear Mike & Lynn,
May God be with you both in this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Barbara Hogg-Schwind (Pearl Harbor, HI ) - January 20, 2006
cobswife717@yahoo.com
 
Lynn, Mike & Family,
Our prayers, thoughts and love are with you all. God bless you with peace, healing, strength and love. Your Mother was such a special person to so many.
Love, Harvey & Ann
Harvey & Ann Estes (Mount Airy, MD )  - January 20, 2006
brzyvlly@verizon.net
 
Lynn, so sorry to hear of your mother's death. No matter how long we have them, we will always miss our parents. Mother always thought so much of Estelle and enjoyed working with her. May you have peace in knowing you will see her again one day.
Love, John & Cheryl Howard
Cheryl Howard (Yorktown) - January 20, 2006
 
 
Mike and Lynn,
My prayers are with you and your family. I enjoyed knowing your Mom. She was a very sweet person and she made my day when I saw her.
God bless,
Nicole Sheppard
Nicole Sheppard (Newport News, VA ) - January 20, 2006
 
 
Lynn, So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. But, what a blessing for her to have lived 90 years. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. Bev
Beverly Miller Sledge (Nashville, TN ) - January 20, 2006
 
 
Hello Lynn,
I've heard of your sorrow and wanted to take the time to let you know, you and your family are in my prayers. May God remain by your side as he takes your mother's hand in her journey. Much love, Linda May
Linda May Bond Crayton (Hampton) - January 20, 2006
lmcrayton@netzero.net
 
I have thought of Estelle through the years, we lived in Briarfield Manor when the children were very young and sort of lost touch after we both moved to other locations. Yes, she was a very sweet and loving lady. One of our former neighbors passed away recently, Jo Parker, and I thought of calling Estelle.
Gwen Ginn-Holt (Rescue, VA ) - January 21, 2006
 
 
MIKE, I GUESS I LOST TRACK OF YOU AFTER WOODY, I HAVE ASKED MRS. WOODY ABOUT YOU ALSO. I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU AND LYNN THAT WE ALL HAD A GREAT CHILDHOOD WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MAKING DONUTS.. PLAYING BARBIE AND JUST HAVING YOUR MOMS SWEET SMILE AND WARM KIND WORDS. ALSO THE TRIPS TO LEGGETT. YES SHE WAS QUIET AND GENTLE BUT SPOKE IN VOLUME WITH HER KINDNESS...I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD OLE NEW MARKET DAYS WITH YOU TWO, AND WITH YOUR MOM AND DAD...MEMORIES NEVER LEAVE YOUR HEART...TAKE CARE GOOD LUCK...LINDA HILDEBRAND ROGERS
LINDA ROGERS (NEWPORT NEWS, VA ) - January 21, 2006
chucksgirl43@yahoo.com 
 
Dear Lynn & Mike:
I was so saddened to read of Estelle's death. Donnie and I have such fond memories of her and Lewis. Our Christmas get-togethers and Turkey Day debates were so much fun. Our parents are gone now--Mama died in 2003 from liver cancer--and these are voids that can never be filled. Oh but we do have our memories. Love to you both.
Nancy Gardner (Grand Prairie, TX ) - January 21, 2006
nncygrdnr@yahoo.com 
 
Mike and Cindy, and family---Mrs. Forbes was such a sweet lady. I truly enjoyed her company. May our Lord comfort you during this difficult time. As always, you are in my prayers. Love, Barbara
Barbara E Tyner (Lumberton, NC ) - January 21, 2006 
betyner@bellsouth.net 
 
Lynn and Mike, Harvey and I will miss our "sis". We enjoyed our many trips to see her and you and we always had so much fun. Estelle was quick witted and fun to be with even when she was at her weakest, healthwise. We have many fond memories of her and we will miss her terribly. What a gal! Let's celebrate her life! Love, Hilda Joyner
Hilda Joyner (Cary, NC ) - January 21, 2006  
 
 
Lynn,
You are so blessed to have had your mother with you for so long. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers.
Deloris
Deloris Jackson-Morgan (Hampton, VA ) - January 21, 2006  
 
 
Lynn, so sorry to hear of your mother's death. No matter what age you are when you lose them, the loss of your parents makes a huge difference in your life. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories and those are what count as you adjust to life without your mother.
Jeanette McDonald Hornsby (West Columbia, SC ) - January 22, 2006
hornsbjm@bellsouth.net 
 
Mike and Family...We can't even put into words how much your mother meant to us. She was always a welcome sight when we would see her outside in the flower garden or walking to get her mail or just coming over to visit. We loved our time with her when we would come back to visit from Alabama. She always made us feel like a part of the family, and we will miss her tremendously. Not a day has gone by that we haven't thought about her and the family. She is only away - but in our thoughts and in our hearts we are always together. We love you all very much!
Shelton, Debbie and Hannah Dunn (Tallassee, AL ) - January 22, 2006
debrabdunn@hotmail.com 
 
"Forbes" was my adopted grandmother while we lived in Newport News from the time I was 8-months old until 4 years old. This is a saying that Forbes and I said every time we talked in person or on the phone - "I LOVE YOU FIRST". I am 13 years old now and we still said it each and every time we talked. I'll miss you and remember I love you first!
Hannah Clair Dunn (Tallassee, AL ) - January 22, 2006
 
 
Lynn and Mike, God has called home another angel to watch over you and her name is Luvenia Estelle Forbes. This past year has been tough on both of you, but your mother knew she was loved and you both can be proud. The happy memories you shared for such a long time will live Forever in your hearts. May God be with you during this difficult time.
Janice & Wayne Mallory (Hampton, VA ) - January 22, 2006
 
 
Mike, Bruce and I was so sorry to hear about your mother. It sounds like she lived a full life. You and your family are in our prayers. Take care and keep in touch. Jean and Bruce Howell
Jean Howell (Newport News, VA ) - January 22, 2006
 
 
Lynn, I just found out last night that you had lost your mother. I am so sorry. Mothers are so special and we want to keep them with us forever. Please know that you are in my thoughts, prayers and heart.

Brenda
Brenda Johnson (Newport News, VA ) - January 23, 2006 
 
 
Lynn, I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your mother. She sounded like a wonderful person of whom I know you'll miss dearly but just know that the memories will be forever with you. Please take care and I hope to see you soon.
Faye Merritt Houk (Hampton, VA ) - January 23, 2006  
 
 
Dear Lynn and Mike, I was so sorry to here about your mother's passing. May God bless you and be with you. You are all in my prayers.
Nowell Zoumplis (Newport News, VA ) - January 23, 2006  
 
 
Lynn,

I was so sorry to read of your Mother's death. It is very difficult to lose a parent, no matter how old they are, and you can take solace in knowing how much she loved you. I am thinking of you.

Anita Becker
Anita Becker (Poquoson, VA ) - January 23, 2006  
 
 
Mike, I was so sorry to hear about your mother. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rob Stall (Raleigh, NC ) - January 23, 2006  
rstall@nc.rr.com 
 
Lynn,
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I hope you will take comfort knowing your friends are thinking of you. God Bless you and your family.
With deepest sympathy,
Barbara Thomas
Barbara Thomas (Newport News, VA ) - January 23, 2006  
 
 

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Lynn and Mike and their entire family.


From Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 01/22/06:

Carol,

I just remembered Mrs. Forbes. She worked with my mother, Hattie Dye, at Leggett's. My mother talked about her a lot what a great person she was. My mother worked in the infants and toddlers department. She worked at Leggett's for I guess over 25 years.

   Thank you, Glenn.

 


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol

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