Kristopher Nathan Forrest, a lifelong resident of Ponchatoula, died from an accidental injury in his home on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009. Kris, 35, was born April 6, 1974. Kris' wife, Ashley Alford Forrest, is devastated at his loss. They had celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on June 20, 2009. Kris and Ashley have one child, Mason Bedford Forrest, who is 6 years old. Kris was a wonderful, faithful, considerate, loving and supportive husband and father. Kris was honest, hardworking, generous, kind, intelligent and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was respected by everyone who knew him and loved by his family and friends. Kris was enthusiastically pursuing ASE certification at the time of his death. Kris' death will leave a void that can never be filled. Kris is also survived by his grief-stricken family members: parents, Michael and Sheila Forrest, brother, Kyle, sister, Ashley, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lucille Forrest, all of Ponchatoula; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Gerri Bordelon, Kenner; and his mother-in-law, Kathy Conn Alford, Amite. Kris was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Bernard A. Bordelon Sr. and Julius D. Forrest; maternal uncle, Bernard A. Bordelon Jr.; his grandmother by marriage, Ellen L. Conn; and aunt by marriage, Vicky Conn Cavaretta, who was of Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, has been entrusted with arrangements. For the online guestbook, visit www.mckneelys.com.
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Published in The Advocate on Dec. 26, 2009