POQUOSON - Jessie Miller Forrest, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. She was born August 30, 1931 in Poquoson & was a lifelong resident. Upon retiring from 1st Virginia Bank in Poquoson she went to work selling gifts at Poquoson Pharmacy where she spent many happy years. Her co-workers and customers brought joy to her life every day. Jessie was preceded in death by her husband, Joe H. Forrest; parents, W. Haywood and Chrystal Forrest; sister, Janet F. Hall; and brother, Don "Corky" Forrest. She is survived by her devoted daughter Ann Leone Forrest; sisters, Beth Hogg and husband George, Lois Poole and husband Dan, and Frances Bloss and husband Ted; brothers, Walter L. Forrest and wife Delores, and Robert L. Forrest; brother-in-law, Thomas Hall; as well as many loved nephews, nieces, faithful friends, extended family, and two very special granddaughters, Jordan Haley Jones and Taylor Brynne Jones. Jessie was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Agnes Carmines Circle; the Holloway Moore Unit 273 American Legion Auxiliary; and was a founding member of Red Islander Roses Red Hat Society. She was a champion of the Poquoson community by serving on the Poquoson Seafood Festival Committee, the Parks and Recreation Board, and as a head officer of the General Election of the Central Precinct. The family will receive friends Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at the home, 97 Charles Parish Dr. A memorial service will be on Friday,2:00 pm, at Trinity United Methodist Church by Rev. Charles R. Stacy and Rev. Milford C. Rollins. Memorial contributions may be made to The Poquoson Museum, P.O. Box 2163, Poquoson, Virginia., 23662. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . "She was a loving mother who dedicated her life to her daughter".
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Published in Daily Press on Dec. 18, 2013
Claytor Rollins Funeral Home
836 Poquoson Avenue Poquoson, VA 23662