Pastor Floris Fay Forgey Driskill, better known as "Sister Toot," was born Feb. 8, 1915. in Berwick. The daughter of Charles and Lillian LeBlanc Forgey, Sister Toot went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
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A celebration of a Life Lived to Honor Jesus Christ will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at Twin City Gospel Temple continuing Monday at 9 a.m. until Tuesday with services at 10 a.m. Sister Toot will be laid to rest in the Berwick Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughters, Paula and husband, Alvin Willis, and Gretchen and husband, Darrel Bliss; son, the Rev. Charley and wife, Lois; grandchildren, Floris Fay Hebert, Eileen Reinhardt, Mariam DiMaggio, Jodie Horschel, Guyla Bliss, Chris Bliss, Foster Bliss, Aubrey Bliss, Kaylynn Driskill, and Jamie Driskill; 30 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Driskill; parents, Charles and Lillian Leblanc Forgey; three brothers; three sisters; and two great-granddaughters.
In her nearly 99 years, she shared the ministry of Jesus Christ to all she met. If you didn't know her personally, you have probably heard about her. Sister Toot lived a life of faith dedicated to Jesus that spanned generations. Because her life had such an impact and influence on everyone she met, multitudes were saved from the fires of Hell. There is no way to measure the vastness of Sister Toot's life. We can all rest assured that God has kept a record of her life lived only to honor her Lord. Mere words are inadequate to describe or explain Sister Toot, her actions, dedication, her love for everyone spoke louder than any description. Sister Toot had been involved in many ministries. She founded "Church of the Open Air" on Chartres St., New Orleans. Her home and church, Twin City Gospel Temple, which were always open to all in need of prayer, money, food, guidance, counseling, hospital or nursing home visiting, street corner preaching and prison ministry. Sister Toot led many to Jesus, established churches in Haiti, India, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and here in the USA.
She leaves a legacy that picks up where she left off, continuing in her footsteps, making her sincerest wishes come true. Not only her blood kin, but everyone who sat under her ministry.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Twin City Gospel Temple, 215 Canton St., Berwick, LA 70342.
Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2014