Wilson, Forrest (Chickamauga)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Forrest Wilson
Forrest Wilson

Forrest “Big Momma” Wilson, 91, died on December 30, 2012 at her residence in Chickamauga, Georgia.  

Forrest was a loving mother and grandmother.  She was the third of nine children born to her parents. She was a faithful member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Kensington, Ga. She served on the Mother Board.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Beverly Wilson; parents, Ivory and Lillian Love Jones, Sr.; sister, Lorina Burse; brother, Harling Jones, Sr.

Survivors include her son, Reynold Lee (Rose Mary) Jones, Kensington; three grandchildren, Rodney (Yvonne) Jones, Cleveland, Oh.; Pam (Frank) Marsh, LaFayette, GA and LaToya (Kevin) Porter, LaFayette; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Hazel Adams, Chattanooga; Myrtle (John) Horton, Cleveland, Oh.; Roberta Dews and  Mamie Ruth Mathis, both of Kensington, Mary Lizzy Clemons, Cleveland, Oh.; one brother, Ivory (Mildred) Jones, Jr., Lyerly, Ga.; mother-in-law, Lucy B. Heard; stepdaughters, Beverly McCroby and Winifred Ann Carreathers, both of Chattanooga.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Kensington, with Reverend Ivory Jones III officiating. Interment will be on Monday, Jan. 7, at 11:30 a.m. at National Cemetery.

The body will lie in state after noon on Thursday, Jan. 3, and the family will receive friends from 6–7 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.


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