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Audrey May Forrest

May 6, 1922 - September 15, 2021

Audrey May Forrest, at the age of 99, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at The Fountains of Franklin in Franklin, TN.

She was born in Hamilton Park, Wilmington, on May 6, 1922, to the late James Cleveland and Mabel Victoria (Yarrington) Ross. She was united in marriage on February 20, 1941, to Joseph Roland Forrest of Wilmington, DE.

Audrey was a wonderful homemaker, loving mom, and proud grandma. She was able to enjoy countless adventures with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family has favorite memories of her dancing at every wedding celebration. Audrey loved to dance and be with family.

Serving others and her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, was her delight. Audrey was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Bristol, PA. For many years, she served as a teacher in Sunday School, Senior High, Pioneer Girls, Vacation Bible School, Good News Clubs, as well as, Bible studies, evangelism and outreach activities. Audrey also served in the kitchen, visited the elderly and shut-ins, and enjoyed a host of activities and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Joseph Roland Forrest; siblings, Alberta Ross Stone Heston, Samuel, Earl, and Irma Ross Smith; and recently her granddaughter, Kristin (Burns) Bowen. Audrey is survived by her 3 children, Leona Burns (Billy) of Bolivia, NC, Robyn Loomis Schenkenberger (Tom) of College Grove, TN, and Joseph Forrest (Donna) of Yardley, PA; 6 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren,

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 1 pm on Monday, October 4, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in Lombardy Cemetery, 1611 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Audrey’s memory to Peoples Baptist Church, 50 South Street, New Castle, DE 19720.

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6 Guestbook messages for Audrey May Forrest

  • Audrey will be missed. She was a treasure and I told her many times that “when I grow up I want to be just like her”. See you soon, my friend.

  • We are sorry for your loss and praying for your family as you mourn. I remember Mrs Forrest from Calvary Baptist church. She was almost always smiling and sweet! She is as a wonderful example of a servant of Christ. Blessings to tour family.

  • I always remember your energy and your testimony wherever you went.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family.

  • I loved your mom’s vigor. One time at the Convention Center for a Gather concert climbing over the backs of rows of stats because she didn’t want to go all the way to the end of the isle. I’m guessing she was in her late 60’s early 70’s.

  • Audrey was a lover of souls and always wanted everyone she met here at Juniper Village of Bucks County to know Jesus as Saviour and be ready to meet the Lord. She will be missed! We will meet you in Heaven, Audrey!