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.
We will always remember Veenie’s thoughtfulness and many kindnesses. My prayers are with the family.
Prayers for the family. Neighbor of Michael and Carrie and cousin of Dixie Forbes.
Our sympathies to the family! She will surely be missed!
David and Brittany I am so sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is anything i can do. Love you guys.
So sorry for loss of your love one.May God bless each and everyone of you.
I am very sorry for your loss. I know your mother, sister, grandmother meant the world to you.
Please accept my sympathy.
Mrs. Louis Forbes
I remember Vinnie as a young woman. I had not had the opportunity to see her in many years. But, I do remember when we all would go to Grandmama and Papa’s on Saturday nights. I also have memories of going to Uncle Jessie and Aunt Ethel’s and playing with the younger cousins. I know all of you will miss her very much. I will be thinking of all of you and will keep you in my prayers.
We were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. It was a pleasure knowing Annie as she brought joy and laughter to
us and everyone. She will be missed by her family and many friends who loved her greatly.
With Sincere Sympathy,
Laura and Bob Hayworth
The boys and I are heartbroken at the loss of Vennie. May she rest in peace. Our deepest sympathies are with Bob, David, and Danny.