He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them his way.
Julia Irene Bryant (Prescott) Forrest, 77, of Kentwood, LA., died peacefully on March 4, 2015 after a 24 year struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Born April 26, 1937 in Lexie, MS., she was preceeded in death by her parents, Burlin R. and Pauline (Bond) Bryant, her brother and only sibling, Burlin “Randy” Bryant, and her loving husband, Robert Dale Forrest.
Julia was Kentwood’s Town Clerk for 42 years. Ask anyone and they will tell you that she was the backbone of City Hall. Things could not get done without her. She retired to enjoy country living with her husband, Dale. She was a member of Kentwood First Baptist Church, an avid reader, loved sewing and computers. But her greatest pleasure was the time she spent with her family and she gave her love abundantly to her grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, Richard, Jr. “Ricky” & Jill (Scioneaux) Prescott, two daughters, Raine P. Himel and Ronde P. Newman; stepson, Craig & Pam (Cook) Forrest, and stepdaughter, Kathy Dale Forrest; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Julia’s loving and generous spirit continues to touch lives. It was her desire that, when she passed on, her body would be donated to science. There will be a Celebration of Life for family & friends at Kentwood First Baptist Church on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:00-11:00a.m. with a memorial service at 11:00a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Michael Stern Parkinson’s Research Foundation, 1115 Broadway, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10010 or online at http://www.parkinsoninfo.org/donate.
Condolences may be left in Julia’s online memorial at http://www.forevermissed.com/julia-bryant-forrest/
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to St. Helena Parish Nursing Home for Julia’s care, Community Hospice and Professional Funeral Services for their support in her final days.
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