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Ann Topping Forrest

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POQUOSON - Ann Topping Forrest, 80, passed away at her home on May 10, 2008. She went peacefully with her family holding her hand as she joined her husband, Crosby Forrest Jr.; brothers, Grayson Topping Jr., Marshall Topping, and Moody Topping, along with other family members in God's Kingdom.
She was the second of five children of the late Grayson and Amelia Topping. She is survived by her daughter, Anne Galland and her husband, Dave; her son, Crosby Forrest III and his wife, Krista; her sister, Lucinda Inge and her husband, Conrad; her grandchildren, Jeffrey Pauls, David Galland, Steve Forrest and wife, Joanna, David Forrest and wife, June, and Jason Forrest and wife, Abby; four great-grandchildren, Emma, Crosby, Mason, Will; other special children, Amber, Anthony, and Will; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also missing her will be Nippy, her faithful dog of 17 years.
Ann was a lifelong resident of Poquoson. She and her husband, Crosby Jr., owned and operated Crosby Forrest Seafood Restaurant for 22 years. She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Ladies Bible Class, Trinity Fund Raisers, Josephine Boulifant Circle, and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 273. In her final days she enjoyed visits from her family and many friends. Loving continuous care was provided by her daughter and son, who were assisted by, Lucinda, Brenda, Debra, Tonya, Elizabeth and Jennifer.
A very sincere thank you is extended to Dr. Charles Phillips, the Rev. James D. Thomas, and the Rev. W. Michael Nobles Sr., for their loving care and support during her extended illness.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, May 12, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson, by the Rev. James D. Thomas, and assisted by the Rev. W. Michael Nobles Sr. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hampton. Following the services there will be a gathering at her home in Poquoson. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1294 Poquoson Avenue or the Poquoson Rescue Squad, 830 Poquoson Avenue, both Poquoson, VA 23662. Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from May 11 to May 12, 2008
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