October 30, 1936 - July 15, 2018
Shirley “Patsy” Brister Forbes, age 81 and a resident of Thomas, died Sunday afternoon July 15, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Living Center. She was a member of Thomas First Baptist Church, where she was a longtime Sunday school teacher and the WMU Director for 40 years. She was a Christian woman that loved her Lord with all her heart. Patsy was an excellent cook and loved hosting and feeding her family and friends. Though she made many outstanding dishes, her specialty was pies, be it either egg, coconut, pecan or many types, that she often took to the sick or needy within her community. It brought her great joy to share that simple blessing with others. She enjoyed tending to her flower garden and loved her visits to Colorado. Patsy was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother that cared deeply for all those closest to her.
Survived by: 4 Daughters and Sons in law: Sandra and Phillip Branch of Tylertown, MS, Linda and Richard Thomas of Thomas, Johnnie and Mike Whisenhunt of Hammond, Karen and Bret Denison of Manassas, VA; Grandchildren and Spouses: Jennifer and Danny Thomas, Kamala and Jeremy Aaron, Brandon Branch and Jim Johnston, Rick and Megan Thomas, Joshua Hart, John-Michael and Jennifer Whisenhunt, Colbye and Bucky Erwin, Kayce and Mark Danos, Bethany Hunt, Mark and Callie Whisenhunt, D.J. Denison; Great-grandchildren: Shelbye Branch, Abby Thomas, Carson Thomas, Ryleigh Erwin, Cooper Thomas, Lola Aaron, Graceson Erwin, Audrey Thomas, Piper Erwin, John Butler Erwin, Camden Thomas, Zay Danos, Lucy Danos, Jack Whisenhunt, Ava & Avery Erwin, Lillie & Gracie Danos; Brothers and Sisters in law: Bill and Pat Brister, Mike and Nancy Brister, Ricky and Helen Brister, Fred and Denise Brister; Sisters and Brothers in law: Mona and Doug Lee, Beth Bonin, Kay and Warren Blackwell, Scherean Brister; Sisters in law and Brothers in law: Janell Dillon, Dick and Stella Forbes, Walton Forbes, Sylvia Forbes, Clara Forbes; Also numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years John Allen Forbes, parents J.H. Brister and Lola Whittington Brister and a sister Gwen Brister.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday July 18th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 1:00 pm Wednesday with Rev. Bucky Erwin, Rev. Shadd Pittman and Fred Brister officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Brandon Branch, Rick Thomas, Joshua Hunt , John-Michael Whisenhunt, Danny Thomas, Carson Thomas
Honorary Pallbearers: Phillip Branch, Richard Thomas, Mike Whisenhunt, Bret Denison, Mark Whisenhunt, Jim Johnston