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AUGUSTINE WATSON FORBES

December 20, 1924 — July 28, 2023

MARRERO

AUGUSTINE WATSON FORBES

 

Augustine Watson Forbes entered eternal rest at her residence on Friday, July 28, 2023, at the age of 98. She was a native of Vacherie, LA and a resident of Marrero, LA. Augustine was a retired employee of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Rectory, and she was a faithful member of Second Zion Baptist Church of Marrero. She served as former president of the deaconess ministry and a member of People of Ages Senior Citizen’s Group. Beloved wife of the late Willie Lee Forbes, Sr. Devoted mother of Janis (the late Thomas) Rousell, Deborah (David) Hunter, Linda (Eddie) Smith, Brenda (the late Anthony) Sumter, Willie, Jr. (the late Octavia), Donald (Annie Mae), Larry (Gail), Keith, Calvin (Elaine), and Alvin (Rita) Forbes, and the late Ronald Forbes. Daughter of the late Eli Watson and Fannie Williams Watson. Sister of Willie Watson, Rose Mary Prevost, Betty Martin, Sophia (Archie) Campbell, Patricia (Herbert) James, and the late Helen and Olevia Gibson, Gloria Williams, Ethel Thompson, Eli, Harold, Stephen, and Joseph Watson. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchildren, 15 great great great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Relatives and friends of the family also pastors, officers, and member of Second Zion Baptist Church, Church Without Walls of Houston, TX, Greater Mount Calvary, Good Hope Baptist Church, and neighboring churches; employees of Brookhollow Christian Academy of Houton, TX, Fed-EX of Houston, TX, Woodmere Learning Academy, Jefferson Parish Recreational Department, and Heart of Hospice doctors and staff are invited to attend the Homegoing Celebration at Second Zion Baptist Church 6520 Second Zion Ave. Marrero, LA on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 9:30a.m. Bishop James Nelson Brown officiating. Viewing will begin from 8:00a.m. until 9:15a.m. (ONLY). Interment: Restlawn Park Cemetery-Avondale, LA Arrangements by Davis Mortuary Service 230 Monroe St. Gretna, LA. To view and sign the guestbook, please go to www.davismortuaryservice.com.

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