Sarah Forbes Gresham
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Norfolk - Sarah Forbes Gresham, 58, lost her courageous fight against cancer Friday, February 8th and peacefully left this earth to be with her Heavenly Father.
Sarah was born in Norfolk, Va. to Sarah Steinfield Forbes and the late Oscar Ellis Forbes, Sr. She was a 1972 graduate of Kempsville High School, attended Mary Washington College and Old Dominion University, majoring in Education.
After her family moved to the Larchmont section of Norfolk, She married the "boy next door" in May 1980.
Sarah is survived by her mother; her husband of 32 years, William Albert Gresham; her children, Kathryne Gresham Ripley (Matt), William Albert Gresham, Jr. (Laura), Thomas Ellis Gresham, and Charles Forbes Gresham; her grandchildren, Matthew Scott Ripley, Jr. and Sarah Kathryne Ripley; and her brother, Oscar Ellis Forbes, Jr. (Brenda and niece, Grace).
Foremost in her life was her relationship with God; she went to great efforts to bring people to Christ and spread His word. She made a lasting impression on those whose life she touched.
The family wishes to thank the many people who kept Sarah in their prayers. We wish to thank her Doctors, Thomas Alberico and Charles Lisner, their fine staffs, and the many nurses and specialists who attended her at Sentara Leigh Hospital.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk. A reception will follow the service. The family will receive friends at a visitation on Tuesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts, Norfolk Chapel on Colonial Avenue. Online condolences may be offered to the family through www.hdoliver.com.
Remembrances can be made to Women's Ministry at First Presbyterian Church, Sentara Health Foundation Cancer Services, Union Mission, The Salvation Army, or the Eastern Virginia Medical School.
H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments
1501 Colonial Avenue Norfolk, VA 23517
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 10, 2013