Janet Sterner Forrest

Published 11:52 am Friday, November 1, 2019

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Mrs. Janet Sterner Forrest, 78, of Mocksville, died at home Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 30, 2019.   

She grew up in Worcester, Mass. After graduation from North High School she attended Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., where she met (Paul) Tony Forrest of Mocksville. They married on Sept. 1, 1960. After moving to Taylorsville in 1961, she graduated from Appalachian State University with a teaching degree.  She  was a teacher at Taylorsville Elementary School for 31 years.  Then she spent three years teaching English writing at Zhongman University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China. She retired to Mocksville in 2005 to be near the Forrest family. She has been a lifetime Bible student and teacher. She shared her faith by curriculum design, teaching, and example wherever she went. This includes churches in Taylorsville, Hickory, Morganton, Mocksville, Wuhan, China, Guyana, South America and Ilo, Peru, where she assisted churches or helped new churches in concert with her husband.

Survivors: her husband of 59 years; children, Bailey Forrest (Robin) of Raleigh, Brad Forrest (Kathy) of Cary, and Vikki Weatherman (Tommy) of Statesville; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and extended family and friends around the world.

The family will receive well-wishes at Jericho Church of Christ, Mocksville, from 5-8 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Jericho Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials: China Mission Fund of the Jericho Church of Christ, PO Box 354, Mocksville.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.