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Elizabeth "Liz" Washington Forbes
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Birth: Mar. 28, 1942
Death: Mar. 5, 2012

Elizabeth Washington-Forbes passed peacefully at her home on Monday, March 5, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.

Elizabeth, affectionately known as "Liz", was born on March 28, 1942, to the late Booker and Nannie Washington. Elizabeth was reared in Howardsville, Virginia, and received her education at Jackson P. Burley High School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Liz married Luther Forbes and moved to Washington, D.C. in the mid 1960's. Of this union, five children were born. After rearing her children, Liz was very involved in the rearing of two of her grandsons, Delvon and Larry; as well as four great-granddaughters, Jill, Daviana, Tiara and Zippora. She began her long career in retail at Garfinkels Department Store in downtown Washington, D.C., during a time when very few blacks were employed there. She subsequently went to work for Saks Fifth Avenue and worked there until retiring. Liz was a shining star to everyone that knew her, always helping and nurturing to any in the need of help, love and friendship. Her many interest included dancing, traveling, clothing and was an expert in perfumes. There wasn't a fragrance that she didn't know. She was also known for her excellent baking and cooking skills. She will always be remembered for her July cookouts. She remained a member of her childhood church in Howardsville, Mt. Alto Baptist Church, returning home often to attend services and special events. In 2008, she became a member of St. Stephen Baptist Church, where she faithfully attended services until her passing.

In addition to her parents, Liz was preceded in death by her daughter, Katrice; her son-in-law, Robert Anderson; and brother Raymond.

She leaves to cherish her memory, four loving children, Mildred (John), Marion, Robert and Luther (Norvella); eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Josephine, Ellen, Irene, Betty, Patricia, and Ann; three brothers, Henry, George and Richard; special friend, Leon; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives; and many adopted sons, daughters, and friends. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2012, at St. Stephen Baptist Church, Temple Hills Maryland. Overseer Lanier C. Twyman Sr. officiating.

The Mt. Alto Baptist Church is saddened by the loss of one of our Christian Soldiers. God knows best, so he put you at rest. May God bless and wrap his loving arms around the family at this difficult time. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning" (Psalm 30:5).

Mt. Alto Baptist Church Members and Friends.
Created by: Andie Parrish
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86563325

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 Added: Mar. 10, 2012

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