Annie Lavenia Forbes Mansfield, age 76, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital. She was born in Wilson County, North Carolina on March 9, 1937, to the late Jettie and Mary Louise Butts Forbes. She was a member of Creech Memorial Baptist Church. Mrs. Mansfield loved flowers and devoted her life to helping others when she could. Along with her parents she was also preceded in death by her sister, Brenda and a daughter-in-law, Becky Mansfield.
She is survived by three sons; Bobby Mansfield and his wife Andrea of Lafayette, Indiana, David Mansfield and his wife Penny of Tyner, North Carolina and Danny Mansfield of New Bern, North Carolina, two sisters, Ada Forbes and Judy McMurray and her husband Fred all of Wilson, North Carolina, a sister by true love and friendship, Peggy Askew and her husband Carroll, three brothers; Jasper Forbes and his wife Dixie of Charlotte, North Carolina, Ray Forbes and his wife Carol of Wilson, North Carolina and Jerry Forbes and his wife Pat of South Carolina and a daughter-in-law Barbara Mansfield of Indiana, five grandchildren; Brittney, Courtney, Austin, Josh and John Mansfield.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Garrett- Sykes Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. David Duncan officiating. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service, from 12-1:00 PM at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service.