Townsend, Forrestine E.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Forrestine E. Johnson Townsend, 74, formerly of Chattanooga, died on December 15, 2012, in New York, N.Y. 

Forrestine was the second daughter to the late Elizabeth (Lucas) and Forrest Johnson. She was born on Aug. 10, 1938, in Chattanooga. She peacefully transitioned into eternal life.

Forrestine attended Morristown College. She was an exemplary student and was active in sports, as she loved swimming and was a lifeguard at the college. 

She later moved to Detroit, Mi., where she completed her studies in English and moved to NYC shortly thereafter. Forrestine was an awesome, loving mother; who can be described as a confidant, victor and friend by all who knew her. She was known to many as Ms. Tina, she dedicated her life to children and served God throughout the way.

She was also prededed in death by her sister, Rosilyn J. Stackhouse, granddaughter, LaKeisha C. Sims and spouse, Homer Townsend.

She is survived by seven children, Sarita I. Sims, Patrice L. Days, Adam D. Days, Benjoir Days, Rosilyn Days, Jessal L. Days, (Ameenah Muhammad), and Ayesha N. Days; 11 grandchildren: DeMario A. Sims, Ger’Meka M. Sims, Thaddeus G. Sims, Jr., Patrice R. Days, Devon Days, JaKeita Forrestine Days, Sarah N. Archer-Days, Sarita E.  Archer-Days, Adam D. Days, II, Amatuallah Muhammad, Adanti Barnes; eight great-grandkids, Shay White , Nique-Nique  White, Tory G. Sims, TyAsia Sims, Jeremiah Sims, Thaddeus III, Genesis E. Days and Dessalines E. Days, Step-Sister; Constance Garay; brother-in-law, Clayvon G. Stackhouse; sons-in-law, Thaddeus G. Sims, Sr. and Idryis Muhammad; daughters-in-law, Tawana Days, Best Friends; Doris and Shara Shropshire and Viola Scott; nieces, Denise Espinosa, Dwighta-Mana and Sharon Jones; nephews, Rufino Garay and Kevin Jones; special grandson, Lyle Jude Le-Blanc; godson, Norris, and goddaughter, Ayesha Childers, along with a host of relatives and many other friends.

Funeral services were held on Dec. 22, in New York.

Announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37404, 622-9995.


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