Jeanette Forrest of Urbana was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She passed away peacefully at 8:53 AM on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in her home.
Jeanette was born in Baton Rouge (Alexandria), Louisiana on January 10, 1938, the daughter of William and Erica (Green) Hornsey. She married her high school sweetheart, Clyde Forrest on May 10, 1957, in Woodville, Mississippi. He passed away on June 18, 2013.
Jeanette is survived by her children ; Russ Forrest of Gunnison, Co, Mitch Forrest of Mackinaw, Il , Amy Sequeira of Merritt Island, Fl, sister Diane Enloe and brother Bill Hornsey. She also leaves behind, 6 adoring grandchildren.
She is preceded by her parents, husband, Clyde, and sister Elizabeth Reeves. Jeanette obtained her bachelor’s degree from LSU in elementary education. She enjoyed a career as a teacher and preschool director for Kid’s Place Preschool at Wesley United Methodist Church for over 20 years. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and PEO. She enjoyed reading, writing, gardening, bird watching, nature, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family & friends. She enjoyed volunteering for many years at the Crisis Nursery in Urbana, caring for abused and neglected children and babies. She also spent time working at the Wesley United Methodist Food Pantry reading books to children, Jeanette loved deeply and had a special way of making everyone around her feel special and at ease.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 4th, 2021, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Urbana. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church at the University of Illinois or go to https://secure.myvanco.com/YGM4/home. Condolences may be made to www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.
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