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February 26, 2022

Obituary

Angela Lynette Forbes Thomas

November 27, 1971 - February 22, 2022

Angela Lynette Forbes Thomas, better known as “Pooh”, age 50, was born on November 27, 1971 in Bogalusa, LA to William E. “Dick” Forbes and the late Stella Lee McKenzie Forbes. She passed away on February 22, 2022 at her home.

Angela grew up in the Pine Community and attended Bowling Green School in Franklinton. She was very active as a cheerleader throughout junior high and high school. Angela also excelled in basketball, playing from 5 years old until high school, winning many awards. She was also selected as Homecoming Queen and Miss BGS in 1989 during her senior year. Angela then attended Southwest Community and William Carey College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. She had a career in sales and insurance, most recently serving in administrative work for “Mom 4 A Day” home assistance services.

Angela moved back to the Pine Community on family land in 2000. She was blessed with a precious boy on December 4, 2002, Jon Ashton Dykes and became a fulltime mom and homemaker so she could spoil him and enjoyed every moment. Angela and Jon Ashton became members of Pine First Baptist Church during this time and she volunteered with many activities and functions at the church. Her favorite volunteer service was after Hurricane Katrina, traveling to the Biloxi area and D’Iberville church to help clean, paint and rebuild severely damaged homes. She went down at least 10 times during the year because so many homes needed rebuilding, which then led to a painting career for 2 years. She also volunteered and donated towards Gulf Coast Community Ministries. Her special friend Jamie Bates got her involved in this ministry, one aspect is Camping For Hope, which provides winter coats, tents and sleeping bags, a food pantry and medical services to the homeless in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area.

Angela was blessed again with a beautiful daughter Lily Alivia Thomas on February 9, 2009 and, along with Pete Thomas, she loved spoiling both her children. She would have the biggest sleepover parties for as many kids as they could invite to enjoy the waterslides, bounce houses and the biggest pot of chili Pete could make to feed them all. Angela loved to be involved with all the kid’s activities and sporting events.

Some of Angela’s favorite pastimes were working in her yard with the prettiest flowers and plants. The family believes that she grew the biggest banana tree in Washington Parish that actually had bananas on it. Angela also enjoyed antiquing for collectibles and shopping for bargains. She had a love for animals, like her favorite dog, the Weimaraner, and she kept many cats and kittens.

Camping trips were always on the calendar for the family. Vacations to Orange Beach with her sisters and family were also a yearly event with the Rook and UNO games being highly competitive. Trips to the Beau Rivage in Lake Charles during the Easter holiday were also a great time, but her favorite vacation spot was to the family’s Colorado cabin.

Angela was a special mom, daughter, sister, friend and loved one to many. She will always be remembered as our “Little Pooh”.

She is survived by: Son: Jon Ashton Dykes; Daughter: Lily Alivia Thomas; Father: William E. “Dick” Forbes; Sisters: Dana L. Forbes of San Antonio, TX, Shannon L. Barclay of McComb, MS; Brother: William Michael Forbes of San Antonio; Niece: Savana L. Barclay of McComb; Nephew: Marc Joseph Forbes of Virginia; Also numerous brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

She was preceded in death recently by her mother Stella Lee McKenzie Forbes, grandparents Hilton and Oda Lee McKenzie, Reece and Lily Mae Forbes.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday February 28th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 pm Monday with Rev. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the Crain’s Cemetery in the Stateline Community.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Gulf Coast Community Ministries at www.gulfcoastministry.org/donate

Pallbearers: Payton Knight, Bladen Thomas, Derrick McKenzie, Brit Forbes, Chase Kellehan, Steven Thomas

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