Carrie Benton Smith Forrest
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Carrie Benton Smith Forrest, 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was a native of Messick, and a lifelong Poquoson resident. Carrie graduated from Poquoson High School in 1941 where she was Captain of the basketball team; was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church; and was a diehard Redskin fan, win or lose. Two of her greatest loves were following her great-grandchildren's sports activities, and taking care of others. Carrie was preceded in death by her parents Jennie and Eddie Smith; husband Coston Forrest Jr.; son Lorenza Insley Jr.; son-in-law Binks Holloway; and brothers Jack B. Smith and Eddie Smith Jr. She is survived by her daughter Jackie I. Holloway; grandchildren, Tracy Holloway Gibbs and husband Will, and Sandra Holloway; great-grandchildren, Star Holloway Gibbs (Alex), Thomas J. Cannella II, and Alyssa Gail Cannella and fiancé Hunter; sister Patricia Stachowiak; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Saturday, August 4, 1-2:00 PM, immediately followed by a Celebration of Carrie's life at 2:00 PM led by Rev. Patricia Riggs, all at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. Burial will follow at Weston Cemetery, Poquoson. Other times the family will be at her daughter's home, 11 Robert Bruce Rd. Memorial contributions may be made to Messick Cemetery Association, 33 Bunting Lane, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to . "Thanks to everyone who has been there supporting her and her family these past few weeks."

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Published in Daily Press on Aug. 3, 2018.
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March 28, 2019
I am so very sorry to learn about the passing of my dear friend Carrie. I want to extend to you my deepest heart felt sadness and sorrow. I want to apologize to her family for not doing a better job in keeping in touch with her. She is a wonderful special friend. She worked in bldg 25 that I lived in for many years. I do not know exactly how long it was but it was a long time. I live at The Virginia Home in Richmond, Virginia. I have been here for over 46 years. I have no family left. I do have a wonderful sweet heart at the home (tvh). She lives on the 3rd floor and I live on the 4th floor. Carrie may have mentioned me to her family. I remember her mentioning
Jackie to me. If you want to write sometime I will reply back fast!
Take care and bless you all,
With best regards,
Billy Austin
ps, How is John Kenny or John Kennedy doing?
He was a racer!
I am a huge fan of the 21 team!
I am 71 years old!
I will be 72 years old on 4/12/19!
Willliam AUSTIN
August 4, 2018
My condolences to the family. Carrie was a wonderful person and co-worker. She was a very dear friend. I will miss her dearly.
Annamarie Hogg
August 3, 2018
My sympathy goes to the Carrie's Family. What a wonderful lady and always a pleasure to work with her at ESH. She was loved and I know the Good Man took care of her right away.
Diana Wilkie
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